Diamond’s Top 300 Comics for March 2012

by Jeff

jan120625 Diamond's Top 300 Comics for March 2012Media Release — Marvel Comics’ top two teams come to blows in Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita, Jr.’s Avengers Vs. X-Men #1, the first part of Marvel Comics’ 2012 epic and the best-selling comic book sold to comics retailers in March 2012.

In total, Marvel Comics had three books in the top ten in March, including Bendis, Jason Aaron, and Frank Cho’s Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 at #2 and Bendis and Mark Bagley’s Avengers Assemble #1 at #5.

DC Comics had seven of the month’s top ten comics, led by Geoff Johns, Gene Ha, and Gary Frank’s Justice League #7 at #3. Other books in the top ten include Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #7 at #4, Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ Action Comics #7 at #6, Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke’s Green Lantern #7 at #7, Tony S. Daniel’s Detective Comics #7 at #8, Paul Jenkins and David Finch’s Batman: The Dark Knight #7 at #9, and Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens’ Superman #7 at #10.

Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #7 was Dark Horse Publishing’s top book in March at #70.

Image Comics’ top-selling book in March was Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples’ Saga #1, which ranked #40 for the month.

IDW Publishing’s top book for March, Magic the Gathering #3, ranked #91 for the month.

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 DOLLAR RANK INDEX TITLE VENDOR
1 1 159.48 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 MAR
2 3 105.58 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 MAR
3 2 103.37 JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 DC
4 4 100.00 BATMAN #7 DC
5 6 79.18 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 MAR
6 5 72.07 ACTION COMICS #7 DC
7 7 70.82 GREEN LANTERN #7 DC
8 8 70.56 DETECTIVE COMICS #7 DC
9 10 59.10 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #7 DC
10 20 52.27 SUPERMAN #7 DC
11 22 51.00 FLASH #7 DC
12 23 48.94 AQUAMAN #7 DC
13 19 48.04 BATMAN AND ROBIN #7 [*] DC
14 9 45.19 UNCANNY X-MEN #8 MAR
15 12 44.85 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #682 MAR
16 13 44.72 UNCANNY X-MEN #9 MAR
17 26 44.29 AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1 MAR
18 17 43.70 AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4 MAR
19 14 42.82 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #7 MAR
20 16 41.01 AVENGERS #24 MAR
21 29 40.94 AVENGERS #24.1 MAR
22 15 40.93 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #681 MAR
23 18 40.58 NEW AVENGERS #23 MAR
24 30 40.35 TEEN TITANS #7 DC
25 31 40.28 WONDER WOMAN #7 DC
26 21 38.36 UNCANNY X-FORCE #23 MAR
27 38 38.01 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #7 DC
28 40 36.79 BATWOMAN #7 DC
29 24 36.33 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #8 MAR
30 33 35.86 BATGIRL #7 [*] DC
31 34 35.67 NIGHTWING #7 [*] DC
32 11 35.49 KICK-ASS 2 #7 (MR) MAR
33 36 34.40 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7 [*] DC
34 27 33.07 FANTASTIC FOUR #604 MAR
35 25 32.68 CAPTAIN AMERICA #9 MAR
36 28 32.09 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #5 MAR
37 32 31.81 INCREDIBLE HULK #6 MAR
38 48 31.61 SWAMP THING #7 DC
39 55 29.93 DAREDEVIL #10 MAR
40 44 29.55 SAGA #1 (MR) [*] IMA
41 46 29.41 RED LANTERNS #7 [*] DC
42 35 29.21 WOLVERINE #302 MAR
43 58 29.16 FF #16 MAR
44 37 28.55 WOLVERINE #303 MAR
45 60 28.26 X-MEN LEGACY #263 MAR
46 65 28.22 X-MEN LEGACY #264 MAR
47 39 28.13 X-MEN #26 MAR
48 51 27.98 CATWOMAN #7 [*] DC
49 62 27.41 WINTER SOLDIER #3 MAR
50 53 27.29 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #7 [*] DC
51 64 27.22 SUPERCROOKS #1 (MR) MAR
52 42 26.83 ASTONISHING X-MEN #48 MAR
53 41 26.66 MIGHTY THOR #12 MAR
54 63 26.62 WALKING DEAD #95 (MR) IMA
55 56 26.17 SUPERGIRL #7 [*] DC
56 57 26.04 ANIMAL MAN #7 [*] DC
57 70 25.60 SCARLET SPIDER #3 MAR
58 59 25.49 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #7 [*] DC
59 43 25.29 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #8 MAR
60 88 24.94 FAIREST #1 (MR) DC
61 61 24.92 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #7 [*] DC
62 45 24.69 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #3 MAR
63 47 24.67 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #514 MAR
64 49 23.61 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #9 MAR
65 50 23.38 DEFENDERS #4 MAR
66 67 23.35 SUPERBOY #7 [*] DC
67 68 23.25 SUICIDE SQUAD #7 [*] DC
68 52 23.16 AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #9 MAR
69 75 22.70 VENOM #14 MAR
70 72 22.69 BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #7 DAR
71 54 22.53 CARNAGE USA #4 MAR
72 78 21.97 DEADPOOL #52 MAR
73 73 20.62 BIRDS OF PREY #7 [*] DC
74 74 20.49 GREEN ARROW #7 [*] DC
75 81 19.53 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #628 MAR
76 84 19.14 STORMWATCH #7 DC
77 85 18.71 X-FACTOR #233 MAR
78 86 18.55 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #10 MAR
79 69 18.50 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #2 DC
80 87 18.22 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #11 MAR
81 66 17.91 ALL STAR WESTERN #7 [*] DC
82 89 17.52 PUNISHER #9 MAR
83 92 17.13 AVENGERS ACADEMY #27 MAR
84 94 17.02 HUNTRESS #6 DC
85 100 16.97 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #635 MAR
86 76 16.94 MOON KNIGHT #11 MAR
87 96 16.88 HULK #49 MAR
88 97 16.88 NEW MUTANTS #39 MAR
89 79 15.87 FATALE #3 (MR) [*] IMA
90 103 15.79 X-23 #21 MAR
91 71 15.76 MAGIC THE GATHERING #3 IDW
92 104 15.56 MARVELS AVENGERS PRELUDE FURYS BIG WEEK #1 MAR
93 90 15.54 DEMON KNIGHTS #7 [*] DC
94 91 15.47 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #7 [*] DC
95 110 14.97 THUNDERBOLTS #171 MAR
96 80 14.89 SECRET AVENGERS #24 MAR
97 99 14.88 BATWING #7 [*] DC
98 77 14.74 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #8 IDW
99 82 14.39 BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #6 DC
100 95 14.22 STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE STORM #2 DAR
101 117 14.11 MARVELS AVENGERS PRELUDE FURYS BIG WEEK #2 MAR
102 98 14.09 MANHATTAN PROJECTS #1 IMA
103 106 13.95 DEATHSTROKE #7 [*] DC
104 118 13.89 ANGEL & FAITH #8 DAR
105 107 13.73 SAVAGE HAWKMAN #7 [*] DC
106 125 13.67 GENERATION HOPE #17 MAR
107 124 13.64 FABLES #115 (MR) DC
108 102 13.57 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 DAR
109 111 13.35 FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #7 [*] DC
110 115 13.03 I VAMPIRE #7 [*] DC
111 83 12.93 BOYS #64 (MR) DE
112 116 12.87 LEGION LOST #7 [*] DC
113 132 12.75 DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #22 MAR
114 133 12.72 DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #23 MAR
115 120 12.60 DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #7 [*] DC
116 121 12.56 FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #7 [*] DC
117 135 12.56 SHADE #6 DC
118 190 12.31 SAUCER COUNTRY #1 (MR) DC
119 141 12.15 BATTLE SCARS #5 MAR
120 126 12.13 RESURRECTION MAN #7 [*] DC
121 130 11.70 GRIFTER #7 [*] DC
122 93 11.51 ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #1 IDW
123 146 11.49 LEGION SECRET ORIGIN #6 DC
124 148 11.46 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #25 (MR) DC
125 202 11.40 NEW DEADWARDIANS #1 (MR) DC
126 136 11.21 THIEF OF THIEVES #2 [*] IMA
127 137 11.15 BLUE BEETLE #7 [*] DC
128 101 11.05 STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #6 IDW
129 112 10.98 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER WAY STATION #4 MAR
130 153 10.77 GHOST RIDER #9 MAR
131 131 10.67 STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST #5 DAR
132 144 10.66 VOODOO #7 [*] DC
133 105 10.47 STEPHEN KING JOE HILL ROAD RAGE #2 IDW
134 158 10.34 NIGHT FORCE #1 DC
135 139 10.24 STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC WAR #3 DAR
136 164 10.11 SPACEMAN #5 (MR) DC
137 109 10.09 INFESTATION 2 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 IDW
138 165 10.06 TWELVE #11 MAR
139 220 10.05 DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #1 (MR) DC
140 129 10.04 POWERS #9 (MR) MAR
141 150 9.99 HAWK AND DOVE #7 [*] DC
142 161 9.96 SPAWN #217 IMA
143 145 9.75 BPRD HELL ON EARTH PICKENS COUNTY HORROR #1 DAR
144 155 9.70 CAPTAIN ATOM #7 [*] DC
145 147 9.59 STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE IRON ECLIPSE #4 DAR
146 108 9.47 CROSSED BADLANDS #1 (MR) AVA
147 119 9.47 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #3 IDW
148 172 9.45 DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #25 DC
149 178 9.40 X-CLUB #4 MAR
150 123 9.37 TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #3 IDW
151 122 9.36 INFESTATION 2 TMNT #2 IDW
152 273 9.34 JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS #1 MAR
153 177 9.34 DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #26 DC
154 159 9.27 OMAC #7 [*] DC
155 140 9.10 DEADPOOL MAX 2 #6 (MR) MAR
156 128 8.93 STAR TREK ONGOING #7 IDW
157 113 8.89 ADVENTURE TIME #2 BOO
158 186 8.84 VILLAINS FOR HIRE #4 MAR
159 189 8.56 HELL YEAH #1 IMA
160 127 8.43 CROSSED BADLANDS #2 (MR) AVA
161 217 8.39 STAN LEES MIGHTY 7 #1 ARC
162 181 8.34 MISTER TERRIFIC #7 [*] DC
163 167 8.31 BPRD HELL ON EARTH LONG DEATH #2 DAR
164 183 8.29 STATIC SHOCK #7 [*] DC
165 194 8.15 HAUNT #22 IMA
166 142 8.11 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #11 (MR) DE
167 166 8.11 GFT JUNGLE BOOK #1 A CVR CROUCHED GIRL (MR) ZEN
168 143 8.09 WARLORD OF MARS #16 (MR) DE
169 138 8.00 PEANUTS #3 BOO
170 200 7.96 RAY #4 DC
171 179 7.84 KING CONAN PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #3 DAR
172 149 7.60 MEN OF WAR #7 [*] DC
173 134 7.59 UNWRITTEN #35 (MR) DC
174 162 7.57 THOR DEVIANTS SAGA #5 MAR
175 191 7.54 BLACKHAWKS #7 [*] DC
176 185 7.52 LOBSTER JOHNSON THE BURNING HAND #3 DAR
177 207 7.48 UNWRITTEN #35.5 (MR) DC
178 151 7.39 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #10 (MR) DE
179 209 7.35 HELLBLAZER #289 (MR) DC
180 152 7.32 GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #11 IDW
181 156 7.23 VAMPIRELLA #15 DE
182 210 7.05 MORNING GLORIES #17 (MR) IMA
183 157 6.99 TRUE BLOOD FRENCH QUARTER #6 IDW
184 212 6.92 WITCHBLADE #154 IMA
185 160 6.88 INFESTATION 2 GI JOE #1 IDW
186 163 6.77 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #176 IDW
187 154 6.69 ADVENTURE TIME #1 BOO
188 184 6.68 THUNDER AGENTS VOL 2 #5 DC
189 168 6.59 RACHEL RISING #6 ABS
190 225 6.56 TINY TITANS #50 DC
191 169 6.54 LOCKE & KEY CLOCKWORKS #5 IDW
192 171 6.47 GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #7 IDW
193 227 6.45 IZOMBIE #23 (MR) DC
194 173 6.39 INFESTATION 2 GI JOE #2 IDW
195 175 6.37 SNAKE EYES ONGOING (IDW) #11 IDW
196 229 6.32 STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #6 (MR) IMA
197 206 6.31 GOON #38 DAR
198 208 6.26 RAGEMOOR #1 DAR
199 182 6.25 COBRA ONGOING #11 IDW
200 170 6.23 IRREDEEMABLE #35 BOO
201 174 6.04 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #15 (MR) AVA
202 245 5.92 SWEET TOOTH #31 (MR) DC
203 187 5.88 GODZILLA LEGENDS #5 IDW
204 193 5.87 MOUSE GUARD BLACK AXE #4 ARA
205 180 5.75 HELLRAISER #12 (MR) BOO
206 215 5.72 GFT ALICE IN WONDERLAND #3 (MR) ZEN
207 247 5.68 YOUNG JUSTICE #14 DC
208 246 5.66 DARKNESS #101 (MR) IMA
209 192 5.66 WARRIORS OF MARS #2 (MR) DE
210 195 5.56 GREEN HORNET #23 DE
211 204 5.56 ARTIFACTS #15 IMA
212 188 5.55 STITCHED #3 (MR) AVA
213 196 5.52 ARMY OF DARKNESS ONGOING #2 DE
214 223 5.52 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #68 (MR) ZEN
215 197 5.47 DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #15 IDW
216 198 5.44 FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #4 DE
217 199 5.43 VOLTRON #4 DE
218 114 5.40 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10 DAR
219 242 5.40 SONIC UNIVERSE #38 ARC
220 232 5.31 STRAIN #4 (MR) DAR
221 201 5.30 VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA #2 DE
222 244 5.29 SIMPSONS COMICS #188 BON
223 228 5.28 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #70 (MR) ZEN
224 230 5.26 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #69 (MR) ZEN
225 234 5.24 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #73 (MR) BRO
226 258 5.23 NORTHLANDERS #49 (MR) DC
227 259 5.15 TOY STORY #1 MAR
228 239 5.13 REBEL BLOOD #1 (MR) IMA
229 221 5.10 MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #6 DC
230 203 5.08 THE LONE RANGER #3 DE
231 241 5.01 HACK SLASH #14 (MR) IMA
232 262 4.94 PROPHET #23 IMA
233 231 4.88 FATHOM VOL 4 #5 ASP
234 226 4.85 BEYOND THE FRINGE #1 DC
235 252 4.85 MEGA MAN #11 ARC
236 205 4.83 FERALS #3 (MR) AVA
237 250 4.77 INFINITE VACATION #4 IMA
238 255 4.75 FUTURAMA COMICS #60 BON
239 211 4.75 DARK SHADOWS #4 DE
240 270 4.75 FATHOM KIANI VOL 2 #0 ASP
241 213 4.72 NEXT MEN AFTERMATH #41 IDW
242 266 4.71 SCALPED #57 (MR) DC
243 216 4.71 KIRBY GENESIS CAPTAIN VICTORY #4 DE
244 218 4.67 NINJETTES #2 (MR) DE
245 282 4.66 BLOODSTRIKE #26 IMA
246 219 4.62 DOROTHY OF OZ PREQUEL #1 IDW
247 267 4.57 SUPERNATURAL #6 DC
248 268 4.54 HOAX HUNTERS #0 IMA
249 240 4.49 ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS DAMNED SCOUNDREL #5 (MR) MAR
250 253 4.41 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #14 (MR) ZEN
251 222 4.30 EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 BOO
252 233 4.26 SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER #1 ONI
253 235 4.23 GI JOE 2 RETALIATION MOVIE PREQUEL #3 IDW
254 237 4.17 SMOKE AND MIRRORS #1 IDW
255 224 4.11 PLANET OF THE APES #12 BOO
256 269 4.09 BART SIMPSON COMICS #69 BON
257 251 4.06 MAGDALENA #11 IMA
258 257 3.95 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 DC
259 284 3.93 GLORY #24 IMA
260 256 3.90 CHOKER #6 (MR) IMA
261 264 3.88 GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND HOOK #4 ZEN
262 236 3.86 STEED AND MRS PEEL #3 BOO
263 275 3.85 ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #1 RED
264 248 3.84 KIRBY GENESIS SILVER STAR #4 DE
265 290 3.83 UNCHARTED #5 DC
266 288 3.82 SUPER DINOSAUR #9 IMA
267 271 3.78 ORCHID #5 DAR
268 292 3.72 SPIDER-MAN #24 MAR
269 238 3.72 JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 COMBO PACK DC
270 293 3.67 SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #19 DC
271 296 3.65 BATMAN #4 DC
272 294 3.64 NO PLACE LIKE HOME #2 (MR) IMA
273 249 3.63 SUPURBIA #1 BOO
274 278 3.62 ARCHIE #631 ARC
275 176 3.48 ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #4 DAR
276 276 3.47 PETER PANZERFAUST #2 (MR) IMA
277 261 3.39 30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #5 IDW
278 281 3.38 DEADPOOL #50 MAR
279 303 3.34 DIABLO #3 DC
280 272 3.30 CARBON GREY ORIGINS #2 (MR) IMA
281 287 3.20 SALEMS DAUGHTER HAUNTING #5 (MR) ZEN
282 304 3.17 BATMAN #1 DC
283 260 3.17 ELRIC THE BALANCE LOST #9 BOO
284 307 3.04 PC CAST HOUSE OF NIGHT #5 DAR
285 263 3.03 VALEN OUTCAST #4 BOO
286 310 3.01 ALPHA GIRL #2 (MR) IMA
287 280 2.95 NANCY IN HELL ON EARTH #2 (MR) IMA
288 274 2.94 ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #9 DE
289 289 2.90 BATMAN #7 COMBO PACK DC
290 254 2.79 DICKS COLOR ED #2 (MR) AVA
291 285 2.76 CHARMED #19 (MR) ZEN
292 317 2.74 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #6 DC
293 277 2.73 MEMORIAL #4 IDW
294 318 2.73 BATMAN #6 DC
295 279 2.70 ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #22 DE
296 305 2.67 STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE STORM #1 DAR
297 320 2.64 BATMAN #5 DC
298 1418 2.61 FEAR ITSELF #7.2 MAR
299 322 2.61 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 DC
300 302 2.57 CHARISMAGIC #5 ASP

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