Diamond’s Top 300 Comics for February 2012

by Jeff

dec110188d Diamond's Top 300 Comics for February 2012Media Release — Earth’s heroes defeated Darkseid and the Justice League made its first public appearance in Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League #6 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book sold to specialty retailers in February.

For the second month in a row, DC Entertainment swept all of the top ten spots on the monthly comics sales chart. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #6 ranked #2, Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert’s Action Comics #6 ranked #3, Tony S. Daniels’ Detective Comics #6 ranked #4, Geoff Johns and Mike Choi’s Green Lantern #6 ranked #5, Paul Jenkins and David Finch’s Batman: The Dark Knight #6 ranked #6, George Perez and Nicola Scott’s Superman #6 ranked #7, Francis Manapul’s The Flash ranked #8, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis’ Aquaman #6 ranked #9, and Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s Batman and Robin #6 ranked #10.

Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men #6 by Kieron Gillen and Greg Land was the publisher’s top book for February at #11.

Image Comics’ top book in February was Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead #94 at #63.

Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6, continuing the post-television adventures of Joss Whedon’s fan-favorite characters, was the publisher’s top book at #68.

Rounding out the premier publishers, IDW Publishing’s top book, at #69, was Magic the Gathering #1, based on the best-selling trading card game from Wizards of the Coast.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics’ monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

QTY RANK RETAIL RANK INDEX TITLE PUBLISHER
1 1 105.38 JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 DC
2 3 100.00 BATMAN #6 DC
3 2 75.19 ACTION COMICS #6 DC
4 4 73.50 DETECTIVE COMICS #6 DC
5 5 73.24 GREEN LANTERN #6 DC
6 8 60.05 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #6 DC
7 16 54.21 SUPERMAN #6 DC
8 20 52.98 FLASH #6 DC
9 23 49.39 AQUAMAN #6 DC
10 13 49.12 BATMAN AND ROBIN #6 [*] DC
11 6 46.58 UNCANNY X-MEN #6 MAR
12 7 46.08 UNCANNY X-MEN #7 MAR
13 9 43.43 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #5 MAR
14 10 43.08 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #6 MAR
15 28 42.18 WONDER WOMAN #6 DC
16 11 42.12 NEW AVENGERS #21 MAR
17 12 41.83 AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 MAR
18 29 41.35 TEEN TITANS #6 DC
19 15 41.01 AVENGERS #22 MAR
20 14 40.92 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679 MAR
21 17 40.65 AVENGERS #23 MAR
22 18 40.38 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #680 MAR
23 19 39.88 NEW AVENGERS #22 MAR
24 35 39.65 WINTER SOLDIER #1 MAR
25 21 39.43 UNCANNY X-FORCE #21 MAR
26 36 39.41 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679.1 MAR
27 37 39.17 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #6 DC
28 22 38.66 UNCANNY X-FORCE #22 MAR
29 40 38.32 BATWOMAN #6 DC
30 30 37.24 BATGIRL #6 [*] DC
31 31 37.16 NIGHTWING #6 [*] DC
32 33 35.85 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 [*] DC
33 24 35.51 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #4 MAR
34 25 35.24 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7 MAR
35 26 33.85 CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 MAR
36 27 33.29 INCREDIBLE HULK #5 MAR
37 51 33.02 FANTASTIC FOUR #603 MAR
38 54 32.10 SWAMP THING #6 DC
39 55 32.04 WINTER SOLDIER #2 MAR
40 58 31.59 FF #15 MAR
41 32 30.62 SECRET AVENGERS #22 MAR
42 49 30.44 RED LANTERNS #6 [*] DC
43 34 29.94 WOLVERINE #301 MAR
44 64 29.50 DAREDEVIL #9 MAR
45 53 29.04 CATWOMAN #6 [*] DC
46 38 28.91 SECRET AVENGERS #23 MAR
47 39 28.73 X-MEN #24 MAR
48 42 28.40 X-MEN #25 MAR
49 66 28.38 X-MEN LEGACY #262 MAR
50 41 28.33 DEADPOOL #50 MAR
51 59 27.95 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #6 [*] DC
52 43 27.30 MIGHTY THOR #11 MAR
53 60 27.13 SUPERGIRL #6 [*] DC
54 62 26.98 ANIMAL MAN #6 [*] DC
55 61 26.88 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #6 [*] DC
56 44 26.69 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #2 MAR
57 45 26.36 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #7 MAR
58 71 26.31 SCARLET SPIDER #2 MAR
59 65 26.30 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #6 [*] DC
60 46 26.12 DEFENDERS #3 MAR
61 47 25.82 VENOM #13 MAR
62 48 25.49 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #513 MAR
63 72 25.19 WALKING DEAD #94 (MR) IMA
64 50 25.19 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #7 MAR
65 70 24.19 SUPERBOY #6 [*] DC
66 56 23.99 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #8 MAR
67 57 23.74 ASTONISHING X-MEN #47 MAR
68 75 23.26 BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #6 DAR
69 52 22.46 MAGIC THE GATHERING #1 IDW
70 63 22.01 CARNAGE USA #3 MAR
71 73 21.60 SUICIDE SQUAD #6 [*] DC
72 80 21.42 VENOM #13.1 MAR
73 79 21.37 DEADPOOL #51 MAR
74 74 21.28 BIRDS OF PREY #6 [*] DC
75 81 21.14 VENOM #13.2 MAR
76 82 21.12 VENOM #13.4 MAR
77 76 21.09 GREEN ARROW #6 [*] DC
78 83 20.99 VENOM #13.3 MAR
79 67 20.70 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1 DC
80 84 20.45 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #627 MAR
81 85 20.30 STORMWATCH #6 DC
82 89 19.01 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #9 MAR
83 90 18.99 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #8 MAR
84 91 18.96 X-FACTOR #231 MAR
85 92 18.82 X-FACTOR #232 MAR
86 68 18.57 MAGIC THE GATHERING #2 IDW
87 69 18.34 ALL STAR WESTERN #6 [*] DC
88 98 18.11 NEW MUTANTS #37 MAR
89 100 17.64 NEW MUTANTS #38 MAR
90 103 17.51 PUNISHER #8 MAR
91 105 17.38 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #634 MAR
92 104 17.33 HUNTRESS #5 DC
93 77 17.12 MOON KNIGHT #10 MAR
94 106 17.10 AVENGERS ACADEMY #25 MAR
95 107 16.93 HULK #48 MAR
96 109 16.84 AVENGERS ACADEMY #26 MAR
97 97 16.45 DEMON KNIGHTS #6 [*] DC
98 96 16.41 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #6 [*] DC
99 88 16.01 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 DAR
100 95 15.81 FATALE #2 [*] (MR) IMA
101 121 15.18 THUNDERBOLTS #170 MAR
102 108 15.16 BATWING #6 [*] DC
103 111 14.93 SAVAGE HAWKMAN #6 [*] DC
104 112 14.93 DEATHSTROKE #6 [*] DC
105 86 14.80 BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #5 DC
106 102 14.63 STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE STORM #1 DAR
107 78 14.61 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #7 IDW
108 116 14.34 FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #6 [*] DC
109 127 14.25 GENERATION HOPE #16 MAR
110 117 14.14 DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #6 [*] DC
111 131 13.99 PENGUIN PAIN AND PREJUDICE #5 DC
112 119 13.92 THIEF OF THIEVES #1 [*] IMA
113 129 13.90 ANGEL & FAITH #7 DAR
114 132 13.90 MAGNETO NOT A HERO #4 MAR
115 94 13.81 PUNISHERMAX #22 (MR) MAR
116 120 13.62 LEGION LOST #6 [*] DC
117 134 13.52 FABLES #114 (MR) DC
118 115 13.44 STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE STORM #0 DAR
119 124 13.43 FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #6 [*] DC
120 139 13.04 BATTLE SCARS #4 MAR
121 125 13.01 RESURRECTION MAN #6 [*] DC
122 87 12.94 BOYS #63 (MR) DE
123 140 12.87 DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #21 MAR
124 128 12.72 I VAMPIRE #6 [*] DC
125 144 12.65 SHADE #5 DC
126 130 12.65 GRIFTER #6 [*] DC
127 93 12.51 STEPHEN KING JOE HILL ROAD RAGE #1 IDW
128 153 12.33 ARCHIE #630 (ARCHIE MEETS KISS PT 4 ) ARC
129 99 12.16 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES #3 IDW
130 138 11.93 BLUE BEETLE #6 [*] DC
131 154 11.92 LEGION SECRET ORIGIN #5 DC
132 141 11.51 VOODOO #6 [*] DC
133 159 11.21 INVINCIBLE #88 IMA
134 113 11.20 STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #5 IDW
135 123 11.13 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER WAY STATION #3 MAR
136 151 11.12 HAWK AND DOVE #6 [*] DC
137 162 11.11 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #24 (MR) DC
138 163 10.94 INVINCIBLE #89 IMA
139 168 10.83 TWELVE #9 MAR
140 155 10.66 CAPTAIN ATOM #6 [*] DC
141 142 10.64 STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST #4 DAR
142 133 10.56 POWERS #8 (MR) MAR
143 170 10.52 BLACK PANTHER MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #529 MAR
144 173 10.43 SPACEMAN #4 (MR) DC
145 150 10.37 STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC WAR #2 DAR
146 172 10.16 STAR WARS DARK TIMES OUT O/T WILDERNESS #4 DAR
147 183 10.07 TWELVE #10 MAR
148 182 10.05 X-CLUB #3 MAR
149 180 9.86 SPAWN #216 IMA
150 164 9.84 OMAC #6 [*] DC
151 126 9.69 GAME OF THRONES #6 (MR) DE
152 156 9.69 STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE IRON ECLIPSE #3 DAR
153 118 9.65 ADVENTURE TIME #1 BOO
154 160 9.54 BPRD HELL ON EARTH LONG DEATH #1 DAR
155 192 9.54 DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #23 DC
156 193 9.40 DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #24 DC
157 147 9.33 DEADPOOL MAX 2 #5 (MR) MAR
158 197 9.23 CHEW #24 (MR) IMA
159 202 9.18 VILLAINS FOR HIRE #3 MAR
160 177 9.16 STATIC SHOCK #6 [*] DC
161 135 9.09 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #2 IDW
162 136 9.07 TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #2 IDW
163 137 9.04 STAR TREK ONGOING #6 IDW
164 181 9.03 MISTER TERRIFIC #6 [*] DC
165 122 8.85 DARKNESS #100 (MR) IMA
166 206 8.56 HAUNT #21 IMA
167 145 8.46 MEN OF WAR #6 [*] DC
168 146 8.46 DANGER GIRL REVOLVER #2 IDW
169 209 8.45 RAY #3 DC
170 148 8.43 WARLORD OF MARS #15 DE
171 149 8.41 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #10 (MR) DE
172 199 8.35 BLACKHAWKS #6 [*] DC
173 143 8.24 PEANUTS #2 BOO
174 152 8.19 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #2 (MR) DE
175 165 8.18 AVENGERS SOLO #5 MAR
176 194 7.93 KING CONAN PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #2 DAR
177 174 7.73 THOR DEVIANTS SAGA #4 MAR
178 157 7.71 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #9 (MR) DE
179 158 7.67 VAMPIRELLA #14 DE
180 203 7.66 LOBSTER JOHNSON THE BURNING HAND #2 DAR
181 222 7.62 UNWRITTEN #34 (MR) DC
182 161 7.50 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #6 DE
183 225 7.47 UNWRITTEN #34.5 (MR) DC
184 224 7.44 HELLBLAZER #288 (MR) DC
185 166 7.36 GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #10 IDW
186 231 7.21 MORNING GLORIES #16 (MR) IMA
187 169 7.13 ARMY OF DARKNESS ONGOING #1 DE
188 171 7.00 INFESTATION 2 TRANSFORMERS #2 IDW
189 238 6.98 THUNDER AGENTS VOL 2 #4 DC
190 175 6.97 INFESTATION 2 TRANSFORMERS #1 IDW
191 234 6.95 WITCHBLADE #153 CVR A CHRISTOPHER IMA
192 176 6.91 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #7 DE
193 179 6.83 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #175 IDW
194 184 6.73 GARTH ENNIS NINJETTES #1 (MR) DE
195 186 6.66 WARRIORS OF MARS #1 (MR) DE
196 226 6.65 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #233 ARC
197 185 6.63 GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #6 IDW
198 187 6.62 GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #12 IDW
199 228 6.61 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #234 ARC
200 189 6.58 LOCKE & KEY CLOCKWORKS #4 IDW
201 245 6.50 IZOMBIE #22 (MR) DC
202 191 6.49 RED SONJA WITCHBLADE #1 DE
203 195 6.37 SNAKE EYES ONGOING (IDW) #10 IDW
204 196 6.33 COBRA ONGOING #10 IDW
205 248 6.33 SEVERED #7 (MR) IMA
206 178 6.29 HELLRAISER #10 (MR) BOO
207 246 6.28 GLORY #23 IMA
208 200 6.21 VOLTRON #3 DE
209 110 6.18 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #8 DAR
210 201 6.17 INFESTATION 2 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1 IDW
211 252 6.12 TINY TITANS #49 DC
212 114 6.11 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #9 DAR
213 204 6.06 GREEN HORNET #22 DE
214 188 6.05 IRREDEEMABLE #34 BOO
215 190 5.98 HELLRAISER #11 (MR) BOO
216 230 5.96 GFT ALICE IN WONDERLAND #2 (MR) ZEN
217 218 5.94 ARTIFACTS #14 IMA
218 243 5.91 RALPH WIGGUM COMICS #1 BON
219 259 5.90 SWEET TOOTH #30 (MR) DC
220 101 5.90 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO ANNUAL #1 IDW
221 244 5.90 SPONGEBOB COMICS #7 UNI
222 198 5.89 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #14 (MR) AVA
223 205 5.87 DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #15 IDW
224 221 5.84 DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #5 MAR
225 167 5.83 WARLORD OF MARS ANNUAL #1 (MR) DE
226 207 5.80 GODZILLA LEGENDS #4 IDW
227 261 5.77 STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #5 (MR) IMA
228 239 5.75 STRAIN #3 (MR) DAR
229 208 5.73 JOE HILL THE CAPE #4 IDW
230 212 5.64 KIRBY GENESIS CAPTAIN VICTORY #3 DE
231 264 5.63 YOUNG JUSTICE #13 DC
232 210 5.63 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DRIZZT #5 IDW
233 211 5.61 FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #3 DE
234 213 5.59 DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #14 IDW
235 214 5.57 THE LONE RANGER #2 DE
236 268 5.53 ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #16 DC
237 215 5.52 RED SONJA #63 DE
238 216 5.49 INFESTATION 2 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #2 IDW
239 242 5.45 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #67 (MR) ZEN
240 217 5.43 RED SONJA #64 DE
241 233 5.35 MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #5 DC
242 219 5.30 GI JOE 2 RETALIATION MOVIE PREQUEL #1 IDW
243 257 5.29 SIMPSONS COMICS #187 BON
244 258 5.29 SONIC UNIVERSE #37 ARC
245 274 5.14 NORTHLANDERS #48 (MR) DC
246 255 5.05 HACK SLASH #13 (MR) IMA
247 240 5.02 HALO FALL OF REACH INVASION #2 MAR
248 227 4.99 NEXT MEN AFTERMATH #40 IDW
249 247 4.98 FATHOM VOL 4 #4 ASP
250 229 4.98 GI JOE 2 RETALIATION MOVIE PREQUEL #2 IDW
251 249 4.92 RASL #13 (MR) CAR
252 277 4.87 NO PLACE LIKE HOME #1 JORDAN CVR (MR) IMA
253 220 4.82 INCORRUPTIBLE #27 BOO
254 271 4.80 MEGA MAN #10 ARC
255 272 4.78 FUTURAMA COMICS #59 BON
256 235 4.75 QUEEN SONJA #27 DE
257 283 4.69 PROPHET #22 IMA
258 232 4.68 FERALS #2 (MR) AVA
259 287 4.67 SCALPED #56 (MR) DC
260 273 4.66 KEVIN KELLER #1 ARC
261 254 4.66 SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES #7 BON
262 285 4.65 SUPERNATURAL #5 DC
263 265 4.61 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #12 (MR) ZEN
264 286 4.59 DARKNESS #99 (MR) IMA
265 251 4.57 ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS DAMNED SCOUNDREL #4 (MR) MAR
266 241 4.53 KIRBY GENESIS SILVER STAR #3 DE
267 270 4.46 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #13 (MR) ZEN
268 295 4.38 BATMAN #1 DC
269 236 4.34 PLANET OF THE APES #11 BOO
270 276 4.29 FATALE #1 (MR) IMA
271 4440 4.25 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #1 MAR
272 237 4.24 JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 COMBO PACK DC
273 310 4.23 ALPHA GIRL #1 (MR) IMA
274 289 4.14 BART SIMPSON COMICS #68 BON
275 304 4.09 SUPER DINOSAUR #8 IMA
276 256 3.99 INFESTATION 2 TEAM UP ONE SHOT #1 IDW
277 223 3.97 DICKS COLOR ED #1 (MR) AVA
278 278 3.95 GRIMM FAIRY TALES THE LIBRARY #4 ZEN
279 279 3.94 GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND HOOK #3 ZEN
280 311 3.86 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 DC
281 250 3.85 STEED AND MRS PEEL #2 BOO
282 263 3.84 KIRBY GENESIS DRAGONSBANE #2 DE
283 315 3.82 UNCHARTED #4 DC
284 291 3.76 USAGI YOJIMBO #144 DAR
285 293 3.75 PETER PANZERFAUST #1 (MR) IMA
286 269 3.70 LAST PHANTOM #12 DE
287 262 3.68 BETRAYAL O/T PLANET O/T APES #4 BOO
288 316 3.67 SPIDER-MAN #23 MAR
289 298 3.65 SAVAGE DRAGON #178 IMA
290 319 3.63 SIX GUNS #5 MAR
291 317 3.62 SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #18 DC
292 281 3.55 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 VAR ED DC
293 303 3.53 MURKY WORLD ONE SHOT DAR
294 266 3.45 ELRIC THE BALANCE LOST #8 BOO
295 290 3.44 SOULFIRE VOL 3 #7 ASP
296 275 3.43 RACHEL RISING #5 ABS
297 267 3.43 VALEN OUTCAST #3 BOO
298 324 3.34 BATMAN #5 DC
299 322 3.32 PC CAST HOUSE OF NIGHT #4 DAR
300 326 3.26 GEARS OF WAR #22 DC

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