Top 100 Comics In October 2015 – From Iron Man To Black Magick

bmagickThis is the Top 100 list of comic book ordered by the North American direct comic book market through Diamond Comic Distributors, excluding the UK for still-unknown reasons.

Marvel not only got the top ten to themselves, but got 18 of the top twenty, with Batman and Justice League preventing a clean sweep. Indeed surprising new for the launch of Batman & Robin Eternal, out of the of twenty completely.

Image's launch of Paper Girls hit the 23rd spot, with the regular Walking Dead title close behind at 26, and IDW's Back To The Future in at 27 on Back To The Future Day. I Hate Fairyland debited at 42 with We Stand On Guard at 53. Fight Club 2 from Dark Horse got the 60th place while the Jughead launch from Archie came in at 71. Invader Zim #4 established itself as a top 100 comic from Oni, at 71.

Tokyo Ghost is at 83, Black Magick launched at 99. And Valiant's Book Of Death came in at 96.

It was a big month for comics. Batman only got the eleventh spot. IDW, did well with the launch of Back To The Future #1 in at number 23, two spots for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at 67 and 95, and one each for Jem And The Holograms at 76 and Star Trek/Green Lantern at 97. Grumpy Cat from Dynamite came in at 90…

The disparity between the ranking in quantity sold and dollars earned doesn't always rely on the price of the book and can expose some retailer incentives.Guardians Of The Galaxy got a discount deal, so it learnt less for Marvel than Shattered Empire, even though more were ordered. Something similar was happening with a number of Marvel titles, from Karnak, to Captain America: Sam Wilson to Squirrel Girl. And Book Of Death #4, though a $3.99 comic was bought by retailers as if they were being charged the amount for a $2.99 book.

Also worth considering – that if Batman did around 100,000, we have a whole top ten that did as well… in some cases a lot better.

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2015

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEXDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
12255.57INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1$3.99MAR
21224.81AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1$5.99MAR
33180.22SPIDER-GWEN #1$3.99MAR
44175.78SECRET WARS #6$3.99MAR
55133.00DOCTOR STRANGE #1$4.99MAR
66123.08STAR WARS #10$3.99MAR
77112.42CHEWBACCA #1$3.99MAR
89109.27JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #2$3.99MAR
98108.21GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1$3.99MAR
1013101.79AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2$3.99MAR
1112100.00BATMAN #45$3.99DC
121496.46JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #3$3.99MAR
131596.27JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #4$3.99MAR
141096.22UNCANNY AVENGERS #1$4.99MAR
151886.29DARTH VADER #10$3.99MAR
161984.91DARTH VADER #11$3.99MAR
171682.77UNCANNY INHUMANS #1$4.99MAR
181173.81AVENGERS #0$5.99MAR
191773.03CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1$4.99MAR
202170.58JUSTICE LEAGUE #45$3.99DC
212270.30BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #1$3.99DC
222669.12ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1$3.99MAR
233669.11PAPER GIRLS #1$2.99IMA
242467.95CHEWBACCA #2$3.99MAR
252565.14NEW AVENGERS #1$3.99MAR
263961.31WALKING DEAD #147 (MR)$2.99IMA
272061.28BACK TO THE FUTURE #1 [*]$3.99IDW
282860.95INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2$3.99MAR
293558.22KARNAK #1$3.99MAR
302957.34OLD MAN LOGAN #5$3.99MAR
313257.18CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #1$3.99MAR
323054.64STAR WARS LANDO #5$3.99MAR
333153.24CIVIL WAR #5$3.99MAR
343352.78SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1$3.99MAR
353451.70JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4$3.99DC
363750.54HARLEY QUINN #21$3.99DC
374949.62BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #2$2.99DC
383849.03DEADPOOL VS THANOS #3$3.99MAR
395347.65BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #3$2.99DC
404046.93DEADPOOL VS THANOS #4$3.99MAR
414146.13NEW AVENGERS #2$3.99MAR
424446.01I HATE FAIRYLAND #1 (MR)$3.50IMA
435845.70BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #4$2.99DC
444243.86DETECTIVE COMICS #45$3.99DC
452741.84ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT POINT ONE #1$5.99MAR
464840.72HOWLING COMMANDOS OF SHIELD #1$3.99MAR
474540.35KANAN #7$3.99MAR
484739.46UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1$3.99MAR
494639.04SUPERMAN #45$3.99DC
505037.80A-FORCE #5$3.99MAR
515137.22SPIDER-MAN 2099 #2$3.99MAR
525236.78CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #2$3.99MAR
537436.75WE STAND ON GUARD #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
545535.91ANGELA QUEEN OF HEL #1$3.99MAR
555435.12GREEN LANTERN #45$3.99DC
565934.62CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #3$3.99MAR
576034.62AGE OF APOCALYPSE #5$3.99MAR
585734.43JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR BATMAN #1$3.99DC
595634.35BATMAN SUPERMAN #25$3.99DC
606133.53FIGHT CLUB 2 #6$3.99DAR
616233.43ACTION COMICS #45$3.99DC
626532.57ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #5$3.99DC
636432.45FLASH #45$3.99DC
646632.01SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #1$3.99DC
656831.34SPIDER-ISLAND #5$3.99MAR
666730.98WONDER WOMAN #45$3.99DC
672330.68TMNT ONGOING #50$7.99IDW
688730.41NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #13$2.99DC
697029.50GRAYSON #13$3.99DC
707129.39DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #3$3.99DC
716329.37JUGHEAD #1$3.99ARC
727229.30SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #22$3.99DC
739228.72MS MARVEL #19$2.99MAR
748928.46DEATHSTROKE #11$2.99DC
757328.38TITANS HUNT #1$3.99DC
764328.36JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS OUTRAGEOUS ANNUAL #1$7.99IDW
777527.58HOUSE OF M #4$3.99MAR
786926.96INVADER ZIM #4$3.99ONI
799626.89BATMAN BEYOND #5$2.99DC
809826.77BATGIRL #45$2.99DC
817726.45MARVEL ZOMBIES #4$3.99MAR
8210026.25STARFIRE #5$2.99DC
838025.32TOKYO GHOST #2 (MR)$3.99IMA
8410325.19CYBORG #3$2.99DC
858125.04GROOT #5$3.99MAR
8610424.50TEEN TITANS #12$2.99DC
878324.04WHAT IF INFINITY THANOS #1$3.99MAR
8810823.71CYBORG #4$2.99DC
898623.31AQUAMAN #45$3.99DC
907621.74GRUMPY CAT #1$3.99DE
919021.68WHAT IF INFINITY GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1$3.99MAR
9211421.59GREEN ARROW #45$2.99DC
9311621.45EARTH 2 SOCIETY #5$2.99DC
949121.43WHAT IF INFINITY X-MEN #1$3.99MAR
958521.26TMNT ONGOING #51$3.99IDW
9611721.22BOOK OF DEATH #4$3.99VAL
977821.20STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #4 [*]$3.99IDW
9811921.19SINESTRO #16$2.99DC
999320.80BLACK MAGICK #1$3.99IMA
1007920.78SECRET WARS OFFICIAL GUIDE OF MARVEL MULTIVERSE #1$4.99MAR

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