BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel

Reprinted with permission from Terry Hoknes of www.hoknescomics.com. Terry also writes for Investcomics.

BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel – report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

Marvel & DC have always dominated the market and basically you could say “own” the comic industry. So lets analyze the best selling comics WITHOUT any Marvel/DC titles included. This will give us a better perception of how well the other publishers sell and what titles and characters actually compete with Marvel/DC sales numbers. After reading this chart you may have a new appreciation for the smaller publishers who bring a wider and unique variety of titles to our comic shops each week.

MAY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 79 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 9 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 9 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Walking Dead returned back to #1 yet again. Ten Grand #1 from Image had a super strong showing with 2 different regular covers. The power of Star Wars is continually strong as sales hold steady on #5. Regular Show #1 had 6 regular covers which helped print orders making Boom’s biggest selling comic ever. Girl power was strong yet again with My Little Pony #7. The original creator of TMNT returned to the comic after many years creating a “first” of sorts. This boosted sales way up the list. Charismagic had a high print run as it was priced at only $1.00 Image Bounce #1 had decent orders but very small compared to Ten Grand. The hype of the very first Sesame Street comic ever encouraged all retailers to really take a chance on this one based on the 1970 TV series with 5 different regular covers. 6 of the 9 comics ranked high due to being a “first” of sorts.

Only 9 comics made the top 100 but 60 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.

MAY 2013
1 13 Walking Dead 110 $2.99 Image 76455
2 24 Ten Grand 1 $2.99 Image 57216
3 41 Star Wars 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 44310
4 56 Regular Show 1 $3.99 Boom 38466
5 68 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 7 $3.99 IDW 32188
6 78 TMNT Ongoing 22 $3.99 IDW 27759
7 90 Charismagic Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 25212
8 95 Bounce 1 $2.99 Image 24259
9 98 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 23765
10 103 My Little Pony Micro Series 4 $3.99 IDW 22489
11 104 Chin Music 1 $2.99 Image 22383
12 105 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 21 $2.99 Dark Horse 21701
13 106 Adventure Time 16 $3.99 Boom 21659
14 107 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 5 $3.99 Boom 21646
15 112 Adventure Time Annual 1 $4.99 Boom 20975
16 115 Sex 3 $2.99 Image 20509
17 127 Fatale 14 $3.50 Image 17557
18 129 Thief of Thieves 14 $2.99 Image 16938
19 131 Spawn 231 $2.99 Image 16502
20 132 Star Wars Legacy 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 16497
21 133 Black Bat 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16328
22 134 Revival 10 $2.99 Image 16314
23 137 Uber 1 $3.99 Avatar 16109
24 141 Nowhere Men 5 $2.99 Image 15608
25 143 Grimm 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15455
26 144 Harbinger Wars 2 $3.99 Valiant 15455
27 147 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 15322
28 148 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 15254
29 153 Battlestar Galactica 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14356
30 156 Dream Merchant 1 $3.50 Image 14024
31 158 Angel & Faith 22 $2.99 Dark Horse 13895
32 159 X-O Manowar 13 $3.99 Valiant 13305
33 160 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 13304
34 162 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 3 $2.99 Image 13153
35 163 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 5 $3.99 IDW 13097
36 165 Shadow Year One 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13035
37 166 Morning Glories 27 $3.99 Image 12861
38 167 Chew 34 $2.99 Image 12836
39 169 Conan The Barbarian 16 $3.50 Dark Horse 12682
40 170 Masks 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12658
41 171 Harbinger 12 $3.99 Valiant 12572
42 172 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12566
43 174 Shadowman 0 $3.99 Valiant 12252
44 177 Sonic The Hedgehog 248 $2.99 Archie 12158
45 178 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 12138
46 179 Archer & Armstrong 0 $3.99 Valiant 12076
47 180 Star Trek Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 12055
48 182 Doctor Who Vol. 3 9 $3.99 IDW 11993
49 183 12 Reasons To Die 1 $3.50 Black Mask 11834
50 185 Sonic Universe 52 $2.99 Archie 11500
51 186 Shadow 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11474
52 188 TMNT Villain Microseries 2 $3.99 IDW 11360
53 189 Sonic The Hedgehog 249 $2.99 Archie 11339
54 190 Miss Fury 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11306
55 192 Bloodshot 11 $3.99 Valiant 11146
56 194 Invincible Universe 2 $2.99 Image 11102
57 195 X 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 11071
58 196 Suicide Risk 1 $3.99 Boom 10913
59 197 BPRD Vampire 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 10849
60 199 Clive Barker Next Testament 1 $3.99 Boom 10797
61 201 Star Trek Ongoing 20 $3.99 IDW 10508
62 202 BPRD Hell On Earth 107 $3.50 Dark Horse 10493
63 203 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 10445
64 206 Doomsday.1 1 $3.99 IDW 10230
65 207 Helheim 3 $3.99 Oni 10118
66 208 Judge Dredd 7 $3.99 IDW 10058
67 211 Mark Waid Green Hornet 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10012
68 212 G.I. Joe 4 $3.99 IDW 9881
69 213 Lobster Johnson Satan Smells A Rat One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 9846
70 214 Lost Vegas 3 $3.50 Image 9755
71 215 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 1 $2.99 Zenescope 9734
72 216 Transformers Robots In Disguise 17 $3.99 IDW 9540
73 217 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 17 $3.99 IDW 9523
74 218 Massive 12 $3.50 Dark Horse 9489
75 219 Transformers Regeneration One 91 $3.99 IDW 9332
76 220 Mega Man 25 $2.99 Archie 9191
77 222 Legend of Luther Strode 5 $3.50 Image 9020
78 223 Occupy Comics 1 $3.50 Black Mask 8977
79 224 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 1 $3.99 IDW 8975
80 225 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 4 $3.99 IDW 8885
81 226 Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust 1 $1.00 Image 8756
82 227 Snapshot 4 $2.99 Image 8583
83 228 G.I. Joe Special Missions 3 $3.99 IDW 8492
84 229 Game of Thrones 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8468
85 230 Image Firsts Invincible 1 $1.00 Image 8424
86 231 Transformers Spotlight Hoist 1 $3.99 IDW 8373
87 232 Warlord of Mars 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8347
88 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 1 $2.99 Zenescope 8242
89 235 Danger Girl Trinity 2 $3.99 IDW 8167
90 236 Bravest Warriors 8 $3.99 Boom 8146
91 237 Image Firsts Saga 1 $1.00 Image 8091
92 238 Dream Thief 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7927
93 239 Crossed Badlands 28 $3.99 Avatar 7891
94 240 Ghostbusters 4 $3.99 IDW 7876
95 241 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 2 $3.99 IDW 7769
96 242 Warlord of Mars 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7731
97 243 Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
98 244 Crossed Badlands 29 $3.99 Avatar 7595
99 245 Mind the Gap 10 $2.99 Image 7584
100 246 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 190 $3.99 IDW 7550
101 247 Witchblade 166 $2.99 Image 7425
102 248 Red Sonja 75 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7072
103 249 Half Past Danger 1 $3.99 IDW 7048
104 250 Polarity 2 $3.99 Boom 6957
105 251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6956
106 252 Simpsons Comics 202 $2.99 Bongo 6950
107 253 Spongebob Comics 20 $2.99 United Plankton 6926
108 254 Tarot Witch of The Black Rose 80 $2.95 Broadsword 6795
109 255 Godzilla Ongoing 12 $3.99 IDW 6782
110 256 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6724
111 257 House of Gold & Bones 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6635
112 258 Vampirella Strikes 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6632
113 259 Damsels Mermaids 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6564
114 260 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 85 $5.99 Zenescope 6499
115 262 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 11 $2.99 Zenescope 6342
116 263 Pathfinder 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6313
117 264 Kiss Solo 3 $3.99 IDW 6283
118 265 Futurama Comics 67 $2.99 Bongo 6230
119 266 Vampirella 29 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6070
120 267 47 Ronin 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 6017
121 269 Jirni 2 $3.99 Aspen 5915
122 271 Mind Mgmt 11 $3.99 Dark Horse 5824
123 272 Artifacts 27 $3.99 Image 5750
124 273 Non Humans 3 $2.99 Image 5677
125 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 4 $3.99 Zenescope 5677
126 275 Red Sonja Unchained 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5540
127 276 Prophet 35 $3.99 Image 5522
128 277 Five Weapons 4 $3.50 Image 5472
129 278 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5435
130 279 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5408
131 280 Creepy Comics 12 $4.99 Dark Horse 5398
132 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Werewolves Hunger 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5356
133 283 Miniature Jesus 2 $3.99 Image 5297
134 284 Red Sonja 76 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5272
135 285 TMNT Color Classics 10 $3.99 IDW 5268
136 286 Bart Simpson Comics 83 $2.99 Bongo 5212
137 287 Fathom Vol. 4 9 $3.50 Aspen 5210
138 288 Akaneiro 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5172
139 291 Fashion Beast 9 $3.99 Avatar 5085
140 292 Uber 0 $4.99 Avatar 5084
141 293 John Carpenters Asylum 1 $3.99 Storm King 5081
142 295 Mars Attacks 10 $3.99 IDW 5048
143 296 East of West (3rd print) 1 $3.50 Image 5024
144 297 Last of Us American Dreams 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4991
145 298 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 2 $3.99 IDW 4974
146 299 True Blood Ongoing 13 $3.99 IDW 4969
147 300 Colonized 2 $3.99 IDW 4962
148 306 Archie 643 $2.99 Archie 4780
149 308 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 3 $3.99 Zenescope 4757
150 309 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 2 $2.99 Ape 4690
151 314 Archie 634 $2.99 Archie 4574
152 315 Simpsons Summer Shindig 7 $4.99 Bongo 4567
153 324 Legend of the Shadowclan 4 $3.99 Aspen 4362
154 325 Sixth Gun 31 $3.99 Oni 4350
155 331 Soulfire Vol. 4 5 $3.99 Aspen 4179
156 334 Cyborg 009 Chapter 000 One Shot 1 $1.00 Archaia 4131
157 337 Solid State Tank Girl 1 $3.99 Titan 3985
158 338 X-O Manowar One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3953
159 343 Harbinger One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3816
160 346 Archer & Armstrong One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3759
161 347 Bloodshot One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3722
162 352 Shadowman One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3593
163 355 Executive Assistant Assassins 11 $3.99 Aspen 3532
164 358 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 8 $2.75 Red 5 3472
165 361 Executive Assistant Assassins 10 $3.99 Aspen 3415
166 365 Legend of Oz Scarecrow 1 $3.50 Big Dog 3334

APRIL 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 74 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 10 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 10 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Jupiters Legacy was the most impressive debut in a long long time as the new Image #1 had orders over 100,000 even outselling The Walking Dead. Saga continued strong as Image’s second biggest constant seller. Star Wars #4 continued strong steady orders. East Of West #2 from Image even sold out and went to a reprint. Jirni from Aspen had very high orders due to a $1.00 cover price. My Little Pony stayed strong once again with 2 different series. Buffy #20 had extra high orders at 21,000 and Adventure Time from Boom continued to be its biggest selling title based on the TV cartoon series.

Only 10 comics ranked in the top 100 of the month but a high 66 made the Top 200.

APRIL 2013 74 dc / 74 marvel – april 2013
1 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437
2 8 Walking Dead 109 $2.99 Image 90362
3 27 Saga 12 $2.99 Image 53339
4 40 Star Wars 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 45019
5 46 East of West 2 $3.50 Image 41838
6 60 Jirni 1 $1.00 Aspen 35777
7 65 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 6 $3.99 IDW 33903
8 91 My Little Pony Micro Series 3 $3.99 IDW 23338
9 95 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 20 $2.99 Dark Horse 21901
10 97 Adventure Time 15 $3.99 Boom 21682
11 101 Sex 2 $2.99 Image 21342
12 103 Morning Glories 26 $1.00 Image 20918
13 104 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 4 $3.99 Boom 20760
14 105 TMNT Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 20659
15 110 Harbinger Wars 1 $3.99 Valiant 18729
16 111 Miss Fury 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 18441
17 116 Manhattan Projects 11 $3.50 Image 17517
18 120 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 17278
19 121 Revival 9 $2.99 Image 16977
20 125 Star Wars Legacy 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 16384
21 129 Spawn 230 $2.99 Image 15994
22 131 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 4 $3.99 IDW 15782
23 134 Invincible 102 $2.99 Image 15249
24 135 Thief of Thieves 13 $2.99 Image 15201
25 138 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 4 $3.99 IDW 14653
26 139 Invincible Universe 1 $2.99 Image 14526
27 140 Masks 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14360
28 141 Harbinger 11 $3.99 Valiant 14299
29 142 Angel & Faith 21 $2.99 Dark Horse 14102
30 143 Shadow Year One 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13748
31 144 TMNT Villain Microseries: Krang 1 $3.99 IDW 13689
32 147 Masks 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13533
33 148 Bloodshot 10 $3.99 Valiant 13376
34 150 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 1 $3.99 IDW 13231
35 151 X-O Manowar 12 $3.99 Valiant 13216
36 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 2 $2.99 Image 13127
37 154 Chew 33 $2.99 Image 12964
38 158 Conan The Barbarian 15 $3.50 Dark Horse 12845
39 160 Bedlam 6 $3.50 Image 12607
40 164 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 12435
41 167 Danger Girl Trinity 1 $3.99 IDW 12063
42 169 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 11783
43 170 Shadowman 6 $3.99 Valiant 11759
44 174 Mega Man 24 $2.99 Archie 11173
45 175 Archer & Armstrong 9 $3.99 Valiant 11125
46 176 Shadow 11 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11119
47 177 BPRD Vampire 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 11072
48 178 Uber 0 $3.99 Avatar 10849
49 179 Shadow 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10815
50 181 Judge Dredd 6 $3.99 IDW 10670
51 182 Lost Vegas 2 $3.50 Image 10608
52 184 Locke & Key Omega 4 $3.99 IDW 10466
53 186 BPRD Hell On Earth 106 $3.50 Dark Horse 10419
54 187 Doctor Who Vol. 3 8 $3.99 IDW 10414
55 188 G.I. Joe 3 $3.99 IDW 10372
56 189 Helheim 2 $3.99 Oni 10256
57 190 Sledgehammer 44 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 10049
58 191 1 For $1 Mind Mgmt 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 9926
59 192 Sonic Universe 51 $2.99 Archie 9912
60 193 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 9742
61 194 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 4 $4.99 IDW 9734
62 195 Transformers Robots In Disguise 16 $3.99 IDW 9700
63 196 Massive 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 9661
64 197 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 16 $3.99 IDW 9637
65 198 Mara 4 $2.99 Image 9600
66 199 Transformers Regeneration One 90 $3.99 IDW 9478
67 201 Snapshot 3 $2.99 Image 9310
68 202 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 3 $3.99 IDW 9212
69 203 Judge Dredd Year One 2 $3.99 IDW 9069
70 204 Sonic The Hedgehog 247 $2.99 Archie 9003
71 205 Godzilla Half Century War 5 $3.99 IDW 8884
72 206 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Vs Red Riding Hood 1 $5.99 Zenescope 8883
73 207 G.I. Joe Special Missions 2 $3.99 IDW 8818
74 208 Transformers Spotlight Trailcutter 1 $3.99 IDW 8690
75 209 House of Gold & Bones 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 8635
76 210 Colonized 1 $3.99 IDW 8521
77 211 Miniature Jesus 1 $3.99 Image 8363
78 212 Ghostbusters 3 $3.99 IDW 8351
79 213 Bravest Warriors 7 $3.99 Boom 8311
80 215 Mind The Gap 9 $2.99 Image 8074
81 216 Crossed Badlands 27 $3.99 Avatar 7930
82 217 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 7854
83 218 Black Beetle 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
84 219 Rachel Rising 16 $3.99 Abstract 7608
85 220 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7516
86 221 X 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 7502
87 222 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 1 $5.99 Zenescope 7497
88 223 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 189 $3.99 IDW 7496
89 224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7460
90 225 Polarity 1 $3.99 Boom 7459
91 226 1 For $1 The Massive 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 7398
92 227 Witchblade 165 $2.99 Image 7262
93 228 Kiss Solo 1 $3.99 IDW 7177
94 230 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 4 $2.99 Image 7113
95 231 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 0 $1.99 Zenescope 7103
96 232 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7059
97 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7009
98 235 Spongebob Comics 19 $2.99 United Plankton 6940
99 236 Godzilla Ongoing 11 $3.99 IDW 6905
100 237 Vampirella Strikes 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6893
101 238 Simpsons Comics 201 $2.99 Bongo 6844
102 239 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 6716
103 241 Kiss Solo 2 $3.99 IDW 6676
104 242 Pathfinder 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6663
105 243 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 10 $2.99 Zenescope 6644
106 244 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 6444
107 245 Evil Ernie 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6421
108 246 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 6359
109 247 Great Pacific 6 $2.99 Image 6326
110 248 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6306
111 249 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 84 $2.99 Zenescope 6284
112 250 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 6276
113 251 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 6252
114 252 Vampirella 28 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6118
115 253 Last of Us American Dreams 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6032
116 254 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 1 $3.99 IDW 5986
117 255 True Blood Ongoing 11 $3.99 IDW 5929
118 256 Mind Mgmt 10 $3.99 Dark Horse 5842
119 257 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 3 $3.99 Zenescope 5825
120 260 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 5668
121 261 Five Weapons 3 $3.50 Image 5655
122 262 Witchblade Day of the Outlaw One Shot 1 $3.99 Image 5636
123 263 TMNT Color Classics Micro Series Leonardo 1 $3.99 IDW 5615
124 265 68 Jungle Jim 1 $3.99 Image 5488
125 266 Mars Attacks 9 $3.99 IDW 5481
126 267 Red Sonja 74 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5449
127 268 Witch Doctor Malpractice 6 $2.99 Image 5440
128 269 True Blood Ongoing 12 $3.99 IDW 5372
129 270 Fashion Beast 8 $3.99 Avatar 5327
130 271 Peanuts Vol. 2 8 $3.99 Boom 5313
131 272 Dark Shadows Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5270
132 273 Danger Club 5 $2.99 Image 5242
133 274 Deathmatch 5 $3.99 Boom 5222
134 277 Bart Simpson Comics 82 $2.99 Bongo 5150
135 280 Jennifer Blood 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4918
136 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 2 $3.99 Zenescope 4916
137 283 Doctor Who Classics 2 $3.99 IDW 4900
138 284 Mighty Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 4856
139 285 The Lone Ranger 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4827
140 286 Archie 642 $2.99 Archie 4812
141 287 Dark Horse Presents 23 $7.99 Dark Horse 4762
142 288 Queen Sonja 35 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4740
143 289 Darkness 112 $2.99 Image 4725
144 290 Green Hornet 34 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4705
145 292 Jennifer Blood 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4657
146 293 Hellraiser Dark Watch 3 $3.99 Boom 4592
147 294 Shrugged Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Aspen 4567
148 295 Green Hornet 35 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4564
149 296 Legend of the Shadowclan 3 $3.99 Aspen 4546
150 297 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4474
151 299 Mice Templar IV Legend 1 $3.99 Image 4377
152 300 Lord of The Jungle 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4369
153 306 Sixth Gun 30 $3.99 Oni 4227
154 307 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4196
155 326 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 7 $2.75 Red 5 3471
156 336 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 6 $3.50 Big Dog 3152
157 337 Idolized 5 $3.99 Aspen 3151
158 342 Betty & Veronica 265 $2.99 Archie 3025
159 343 Mylo Xyloto 3 $3.99 Bongo 2915
160 358 Kevin Keller 8 $2.99 Archie 2528
161 362 Steam Wars 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2399
162 365 Stuff of Legend Toy Collector 4 $3.99 Thirdworld 2294
163 367 Rogues 1 $3.99 Amigo 2230
164 375 Dead Mans Run 4 $3.50 Aspen 2057
165 377 Lookouts Riddle Vol. 1 5 $3.99 Cryptozoic 2011
166 380 Bodie Troll 1 $2.99 Red 5 1981
167 384 Gold Digger 149 $3.99 Antarctic 1807
168 392 Victorian Secret Agents 1 $3.95 Antarctic 1676
169 398 Knights of The Dinner Table 196 $5.99 Kenzer 1558
170 399 Bela Lugosi Tales From Grave 3 $3.99 Monsterverse 1537
171 405 Helheim (2nd print) 1 $3.99 Oni 1354
172 406 Betty & Veronica Double Double Digest 212 $5.99 Archie 1353
173 407 Neozoic Traders Gambit 1 $3.50 Red 5 1345
174 410 Last Zombie 1 $3.99 Antarctic 1323
175 413 B & V Friends Double Digest 233 $3.99 Archie 1287
176 415 Archie & Friends Double Digest 26 $3.99 Archie 1270

MARCH 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 78 DC and 83 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 10 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 10 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead ranked #1 again with the 1st appearance of Ezekiel and ended the final issue of the Vol 18 graphic novel. Image dominated the top 3 with Saga once again ranking #2 and a brand new title East Of West #1 selling out the first print even with a hefty 49,000 copies sold. Star Wars #3 based on the original movie characters continued to hold super strong. My Little Pony ranked high with 2 consecutive issues and a 3rd issue in the Top 10. Shrugged debuted high with a $1.00 cover price. Hellboy In Hell #4 had a very high ranking for not being a major key issue or #1. Sex #1 from Image debuted in the top 10 and even sold out.

10 comics made the top 100 but 63 different comics made the top 200.

MARCH 2013 best selling comics chart
1 21 Walking Dead 108 $2.99 Image 67423
2 33 Saga 11 $2.99 Image 50023
3 35 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 49518
4 44 Star Wars 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 45522
5 55 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 4 $3.99 IDW 41541
6 65 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 5 $3.99 IDW 36354
7 78 Shrugged Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 30657
8 91 My Little Pony Micro Series: Rainbow Dash 2 $3.99 IDW 25473
9 96 Hellboy In Hell 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 23982
10 98 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 23630
11 101 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 19 $2.99 Dark Horse 22424
12 102 Adventure Time 14 $3.99 Boom 22165
13 105 Star Wars Legacy 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 21600
14 106 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 3 $3.99 Boom 21333
15 121 Fatale 13 $3.50 Image 17662
16 124 Revival 8 $2.99 Image 17082
17 125 Manhattan Projects 10 $3.50 Image 17028
18 130 Spawn 229 $2.99 Image 16355
19 133 TMNT 20 $3.99 IDW 16084
20 135 X-O Manowar 11 $3.99 Valiant 15765
21 137 Invincible 101 $2.99 Image 15540
22 139 Lost Vegas 1 $3.50 Image 15273
23 140 Mark Waid Green Hornet 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15114
24 143 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 15010
25 144 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 3 $3.99 IDW 14778
26 145 Angel & Faith 20 $2.99 Dark Horse 14245
27 146 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 13728
28 147 Bedlam 5 $3.50 Image 13701
29 149 Sledgehammer 44 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 13446
30 150 Nowhere Men 4 $2.99 Image 13368
31 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 1 $3.50 Image 13163
32 153 Shadowman 5 $3.99 Valiant 13145
33 154 G.I. Joe Special Missions 1 $3.99 IDW 13104
34 156 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 4 $3.99 IDW 13090
35 158 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 13077
36 159 Judge Dredd Year One 1 $3.99 IDW 13013
37 162 Conan The Barbarian 14 $3.50 Dark Horse 12944
38 163 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 3 $3.99 IDW 12717
39 164 Chew 32 $2.99 Image 12671
40 165 BPRD Vampire 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12474
41 167 Harbinger 10 $3.99 Valiant 12196
42 169 Crossed Badlands 25 $3.99 Avatar 12022
43 171 Helheim 1 $3.99 Oni 11877
44 175 Shadow 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11682
45 179 Judge Dredd 5 $3.99 IDW 11447
46 180 Archer & Armstrong 8 $3.99 Valiant 11072
47 181 Peter Panzerfaust 10 $3.50 Image 10989
48 182 G.I. Joe 2 $3.99 IDW 10979
49 183 Bloodshot 9 $3.99 Valiant 10959
50 185 BPRD Hell On Earth 105 $3.50 Dark Horse 10772
51 186 Snapshot 2 $2.99 Image 10742
52 187 Walking Dead Michonne Special 1 $2.99 Image 10703
53 189 Mara 3 $2.99 Image 10570
54 190 Star Trek 19 $3.99 IDW 10412
55 191 Doctor Who Vol. 3 7 $3.99 IDW 10307
56 193 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 14 $3.99 IDW 9942
57 194 Garth Ennis Red Team 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9941
58 195 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 2 $3.99 IDW 9907
59 196 Simpsons Comics 200 $4.99 Bongo 9820
60 197 Massive 10 $3.50 Dark Horse 9795
61 198 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 15 $3.99 IDW 9768
62 199 Transformers Robots In Disguise 15 $3.99 IDW 9707
63 200 Transformers Regeneration One 89 $3.99 IDW 9623
64 201 Legend of Luther Strode 4 $3.50 Image 9402
65 202 Transformers Spotlight Bumblebee One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 9098
66 203 Ghostbusters 2 $3.99 IDW 8910
67 204 Game of Thrones 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8792
68 205 Bravest Warriors 6 $3.99 Boom 8550
69 206 Sonic The Hedgehog 246 $2.99 Archie 8511
70 207 Crossed Badlands 26 $3.99 Avatar 8326
71 208 Fairy Quest 2 $3.99 Boom 8316
72 209 Morning Glories 25 $3.99 Image 8296
73 211 Mind The Gap 8 $2.99 Image 8245
74 212 Transformers Fall of Cybertron 1 $7.99 IDW 8092
75 213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8076
76 214 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7917
77 215 Witchblade 164 $2.99 Image 7670
78 217 Rachel Rising 15 $3.99 Abstract 7612
79 218 Vampirella Strikes 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7461
80 219 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 188 $3.99 IDW 7393
81 220 Sonic Universe 50 $3.99 Archie 7359
82 223 Hack Slash 25 $3.50 Image 7159
83 224 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 3 $2.99 Image 7140
84 226 Spongebob Comics 18 $2.99 United Plankton 7005
85 227 Kiss 8 $3.99 IDW 6948
86 228 Ghost 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 6899
87 229 Planetoid 5 $2.99 Image 6835
88 231 Tarot Witch of The Black Rose 79 $2.95 Broadsword 6784
89 233 Great Pacific 5 $2.99 Image 6709
90 234 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6697
91 235 Vampirella 27 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6563
92 236 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 9 $2.99 Zenescope 6563
93 238 Futurama Comics 66 $2.99 Bongo 6295
94 239 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 83 $2.99 Zenescope 6221
95 240 Five Weapons 2 $3.50 Image 6196
96 241 47 Ronin 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 6142
97 242 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 1 $2.99 Ape 6052
98 243 Savage Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 6007
99 244 Tmnt Color Classics Micro Series Donatello 1 $3.99 IDW 6000
100 245 Deathmatch 4 $3.99 Boom 5978
101 246 Doctor Who Classics 1 $3.99 IDW 5954
102 248 Mind Mgmt 9 $3.99 Dark Horse 5803
103 249 True Blood 10 $3.99 IDW 5758
104 250 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5751
105 251 Mars Attacks 8 $3.99 IDW 5727
106 253 Peanuts Vol. 2 7 $3.99 Boom 5513
107 254 Witch Doctor Malpractice 5 $2.99 Image 5481
108 255 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 17 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5457
109 256 Fashion Beast 7 $3.99 Avatar 5435
110 257 Son of Merlin 2 $2.99 Image 5362
111 258 Mega Man 23 $2.99 Archie 5339
112 260 Legend of the Shadowclan 2 $3.99 Aspen 5287
113 261 Comeback 5 $3.50 Image 5245
114 262 Bart Simpson Comics 81 $2.99 Bongo 5235
115 265 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Universe 4 $3.99 Zenescope 5184
116 266 Dia De Los Muertos 2 $4.99 Image 5122
117 268 Colder 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5097
118 269 Artifacts 26 $3.99 Image 5096
119 270 Bionic Man 18 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5059
120 272 Dark Horse Presents 22 $7.99 Dark Horse 4966
121 275 Jennifer Blood 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4879
122 276 Darkness 111 $2.99 Image 4870
123 277 Queen Sonja 34 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4807
124 278 Damsels 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4799
125 279 Hellraiser Dark Watch 2 $3.99 Boom 4774
126 281 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4743
127 282 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4682
128 284 Ferals 13 $3.99 Avatar 4653
129 286 The Spider 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4505
130 287 Archie 641 $2.99 Archie 4466
131 288 Flash Gordon Zeitgeist 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4457
132 289 Savage Dragon 185 $3.99 Image 4457
133 293 Bionic Man Annual 1 $4.99 Dynamic Forces 4313
134 295 Blackacre 4 $2.99 Image 4254
135 296 All Crime 1 $3.95 Art of Fiction 4204
136 297 High Ways 3 $3.99 IDW 4137
137 298 Emily & The Strangers 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4102
138 299 Night of the Living Dead Aftermath 5 $3.99 Avatar 4083
139 300 Jim Butchers Dresden Files Ghoul Goblin 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4077
140 308 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 3942
141 310 Soulfire Vol. 4 4 $3.99 Aspen 3886
142 321 Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 3 3 $3.99 Aspen 3605
143 331 Executive Assistant Assassins 9 $3.99 Aspen 3487
144 335 Mylo Xyloto 2 $3.99 Bongo 3302
145 336 Fly Vol. II 5 $3.99 Zenescope 3282
146 345 Legend of Oz The Wicked West 5 $3.50 Big Dog 3140
147 355 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day Spec 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2903
148 369 Life With Archie 28 $3.99 Archie 2393
149 371 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2326
150 376 Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Vol. 2 1 $3.99 3 Finger 2186
151 384 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 2053
152 389 Best of Zenescope Special Ed 1 $6.99 Zenescope 1987
153 395 Lookouts Riddle Vol. 1 4 $3.99 Cryptozoic 1844
154 397 Gold Digger 148 $3.99 Antarctic 1803
155 400 Cavewoman Oasis 1 $3.75 Basement 1683
156 406 Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue 6 $3.99 Antarctic 1464
157 410 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 211 $3.99 Archie 1413
158 411 Finding Gossamyr 4 $3.99 Thirdworld 1364
159 413 Archie Double Digest 238 $5.99 Archie 1349
160 415 Knights of The Dinner Table 196 $5.99 Kenzer 1328
161 417 B & V Friends Double Digest 232 $3.99 Archie 1318
162 418 Archie & Friends Double Digest 25 $3.99 Archie 1306
163 429 World of Archie Double Digest 27 $3.99 Archie 1178
164 431 Critter 9 $3.50 Big Dog 1164
165 433 Last Zombie Before The After 5 $3.99 Antarctic 1161

FEBRUARY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 73 DC and 77 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 11 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 11 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead held the top 2 best selling comics of the month. Saga and Star Wars both kept their usual high rankings. My Little Pony ranked 2 issues as well in the top 10. Shadowclan ranked really high due to having a $1.00 cover price. Image’s extremely popular mini-series Happy ended in the top 10. Hellboy In Hell continued to rank very high as did Buffy both from Dark Horse. The cartoon series Adventure Time continued to be the best selling title for Boom Comics.

11 comics made the top 100 but a huge 67 made the top 200.

FEBRUARY 2013 best selling comics chart
1 19 Walking Dead 107 $2.99 Image 63575
2 34 Walking Dead The Governor Special $2.99 Image 51355
3 36 Saga 10 $2.99 Image 48388
4 40 Star Wars 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 46063
5 45 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 3 $3.99 IDW 43579
6 62 My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle 1 $3.99 IDW 34435
7 64 Legend of the Shadowclan 1 $1.00 Aspen 33246
8 83 Happy 4 $2.99 Image 26641
9 89 Hellboy In Hell 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 23845
10 94 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 18 $2.99 Dark Horse 22530
11 95 Adventure Time 13 $3.99 Boom 22474
12 106 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 2 $3.99 Boom 20810
13 108 Shadow Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 19310
14 113 Fatale 12 $3.50 Image 17999
15 116 G.I. Joe 1 $3.99 IDW 17553
16 117 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 17441
17 119 Manhattan Projects 9 $3.50 Image 17229
18 123 Garth Ennis Red Team 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16724
19 124 Revival 7 $2.99 Image 16639
20 127 Spawn 228 $2.99 Image 16343
21 129 TMNT Ongoing 18 $3.99 IDW 16172
22 131 TMNT Ongoing 19 $3.99 IDW 16125
23 134 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 15236
24 135 Thief of Thieves 12 $2.99 Image 14974
25 137 Masks 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14744
26 138 Harbinger 0 $3.99 Valiant 14699
27 141 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 2 $3.99 IDW 14492
28 142 Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 14442
29 143 Angel & Faith 19 $2.99 Dark Horse 14412
30 144 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 14308
31 146 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 14145
32 147 Bedlam 4 $3.50 Image 13912
33 152 X-O Manowar 10 $3.99 Valiant 13504
34 153 Snapshot 1 $2.99 Image 13337
35 156 Conan The Barbarian 13 $3.50 Dark Horse 13000
36 157 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 3 $3.99 IDW 12868
37 159 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 2 $3.99 IDW 12730
38 163 Son of Merlin 1 $1.00 Image 12575
39 164 Shadowman 4 $3.99 Valiant 12531
40 166 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 1 $3.99 IDW 12488
41 170 Harbinger 9 $3.99 Valiant 12222
42 174 Bloodshot 8 $3.99 Valiant 11557
43 175 Judge Dredd 4 $3.99 IDW 11512
44 176 Archer & Armstrong 7 $3.99 Valiant 11494
45 177 Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 11103
46 179 Fairy Quest 1 $3.99 Boom 10728
47 180 Americas Got Powers 5 $2.99 Image 10660
48 181 Doctor Who Vol. 3 6 $3.99 IDW 10579
49 182 Transformers Spotlight Megatron One Shot $3.99 IDW 10356
50 183 Star Trek Ongoing 17 $3.99 IDW 10321
51 184 Doctor Who Vol. 3 5 $3.99 IDW 10271
52 185 BPRD Hell On Earth 104 $3.50 Dark Horse 10269
53 186 Star Trek Ongoing 18 $3.99 IDW 10210
54 187 BPRD 1948 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 10172
55 188 Locke & Key Omega 3 $3.99 IDW 10130
56 189 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 3 $4.99 IDW 10093
57 190 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 13 $3.99 IDW 10051
58 191 Massive 9 $3.50 Dark Horse 9936
59 192 Transformers Robots In Disguise 14 $3.99 IDW 9874
60 193 Transformers Regeneration One 88 $3.99 IDW 9782
61 194 Star Trek Next Generation Hive 4 $3.99 IDW 9777
62 195 Legend of Luther Strode 3 $3.50 Image 9416
63 196 My Little Pony 1 & 2 Hot Topic Pack $3.99 IDW 8988
64 197 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8932
65 198 Warlord of Mars 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8768
66 199 Bravest Warriors 5 $3.99 Boom 8652
67 200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8589
68 201 Sonic The Hedgehog 245 $2.99 Archie 8490
69 202 Morning Glories 24 $3.99 Image 8364
70 204 Great Pacific 4 $2.99 Image 8102
71 205 Baltimore Widow & The Tank One Shot $3.50 Dark Horse 8071
72 206 Vampirella Strikes 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7972
73 207 Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots 3 $3.99 IDW 7821
74 208 Five Weapons 1 $3.50 Image 7721
75 209 Crossed Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Avatar 7613
76 210 Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots 4 $3.99 IDW 7609
77 211 Crossed Badlands 23 $3.99 Avatar 7543
78 212 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 187 $3.99 IDW 7489
79 214 Crossed Badlands 24 $3.99 Avatar 7279
80 215 Uncanny Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 7271
81 216 Pathfinder 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7159
82 218 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7090
83 219 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7059
84 220 Mouse Guard Black Axe 6 $3.50 Archaia 7052
85 221 Godzilla Ongoing 10 $3.99 IDW 6992
86 222 Vampirella 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6946
87 225 Spongebob Comics 17 $2.99 United Plankton 6923
88 226 Robyn Hood 5 $4.99 Zenescope 6901
89 228 Black Beetle 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6747
90 229 Simpsons Comics 199 $2.99 Bongo 6720
91 230 Wonderland 8 $2.99 Zenescope 6707
92 231 Sonic Universe 49 $2.99 Archie 6682
93 232 Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow 21 $3.99 IDW 6659
94 233 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 6641
95 234 Evil Ernie 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6578
96 235 Deathmatch 3 $3.99 Boom 6490
97 236 Grimm Fairy Tales 82 $2.99 Zenescope 6483
98 237 Professor Frink Fantastic Science Fictions 1 $3.99 Bongo 6395
99 238 Red Sonja Unchained 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6275
100 239 Dia De Los Muertos 1 $4.99 Image 6179
101 240 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 2 $2.99 Image 6177
102 241 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 1 $3.99 Zenescope 6150
103 242 Multiple Warheads Alphabet To Infinity 4 $2.99 Image 6107
104 244 True Blood Ongoing 9 $3.99 IDW 6062
105 245 Grimm Fairy Tales Valentines Day Special 2013 $5.99 Zenescope 6036
106 246 Mars Attacks 7 $3.99 IDW 5943
107 248 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 16 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5793
108 249 Peanuts Vol. 2 6 $3.99 Boom 5752
109 250 Crow Skinning The Wolves 3 $3.99 IDW 5737
110 251 Hack Slash 24 $3.50 Image 5665
111 252 Dark Horse Presents 21 $7.99 Dark Horse 5647
112 253 Borderlands Origins 4 $3.99 IDW 5581
113 255 Witch Doctor Malpractice 4 $2.99 Image 5552
114 256 Red Sonja 73 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5546
115 257 Artifacts 25 $3.99 Image 5545
116 258 Hellraiser Dark Watch 1 $3.99 Boom 5528
117 259 Prophet 34 $3.99 Image 5429
118 260 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5390
119 261 Mega Man 22 $2.99 Archie 5373
120 262 Creepy Comics 11 $4.99 Dark Horse 5342
121 263 Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5331
122 264 Jericho Season 4 2 $3.99 IDW 5331
123 265 Fashion Beast 6 $3.99 Avatar 5328
124 266 Comeback 4 $3.50 Image 5311
125 267 Mind Mgmt 8 $3.99 Dark Horse 5268
126 268 Bart Simpson Comics 80 $2.99 Bongo 5235
127 270 Jennifer Blood 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5126
128 272 Colder 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 5079
129 273 Prophecy 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5035
130 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends 25 $5.99 Zenescope 4989
131 275 TMNT Color Classics 9 $3.99 IDW 4984
132 277 Carbon Grey Vol. 2 3 $3.99 Image 4919
133 278 The Lone Ranger 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4910
134 279 Guarding The Globe 6 $2.99 Image 4831
135 280 Kill Shakespeare Tide of Blood 1 $3.99 IDW 4820
136 281 The Spider 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4760
137 282 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4756
138 284 Blackacre 3 $2.99 Image 4737
139 286 Mylo Xyloto 1 $3.99 Bongo 4723
140 287 Lord of the Jungle 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4700
141 290 Popeye 10 $3.99 IDW 4621
142 291 Grimm Universe 3 $3.99 Zenescope 4593
143 292 Peter Panzerfaust 9 $3.50 Image 4456
144 293 I Love Trouble 3 $2.99 Image 4384
145 294 Garth Ennis Battlefields 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4281
146 295 Night of the Living Dead Aftermath 4 $3.99 Avatar 4265
147 296 68 Scars 4 $3.99 Image 4260
148 297 Strain 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 4227
149 299 High Ways 2 $3.99 IDW 4204
150 300 Godstorm 4 $2.99 Zenescope 4110
151 308 Rachel Rising 14 $3.99 Abstract 3992
152 322 Executive Assistant Assassins 8 $3.99 Aspen 3664
153 329 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 3526
154 336 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 4 $3.50 Big Dog 3276
155 338 Sixth Gun 29 $3.99 Oni 3097
156 339 Charismagic Death Princess 2 $3.99 Aspen 3096
157 345 Knights of the Dinner Table 195 $5.99 Kenzer 2980
158 352 Betty & Veronica 264 $2.99 Archie 2833
159 357 New Crusaders Rise of the Heroes 6 $2.99 Archie 2685
160 366 Kevin Keller 7 $2.99 Archie 2551
161 367 Courtney Crumrin Ongoing 10 $3.99 Oni 2550
162 368 Life With Archie 27 $3.99 Archie 2437
163 375 Stuff of Legend Toy Collector 3 $3.99 Thirdworld 2283
164 376 Sonic Super Digest 2 $3.99 Archie 2243
165 387 Sonic Super Special Magazine 6 $9.99 Archie 1847
166 389 Gold Digger 147 $3.99 Antarctic 1818
167 399 Joan of Arc From The Ashes 3 $3.50 Big Dog 1598
168 404 NFL Rush Zone Season of the Guardians 1 $3.99 Action Lab 1459
169 405 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 210 $3.99 Archie 1430
170 417 Last Zombie Before The After 3 $3.99 Antarctic 1284
171 418 Last Zombie Before The After 4 $3.99 Antarctic 1277
172 422 Critter 8 $3.50 Big Dog 1248
173 424 Archie & Friends Double Digest 24 $3.99 Archie 1230
174 432 World of Archie Double Digest 26 $3.99 Archie 1150
175 437 Jugheads Double Digest 189 $3.99 Archie 1074

JANUARY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 84 DC and 85 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

January was a rough month for all the indie publishers with only 6 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 6 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead held #1 as usual. Saga in 2nd place also as usual. Invincible celebrated a #100 anniversary which boosted sales dramatically. Star Wars #1 from Dark Horse had a strong debut but due to extra media publicity sold out instantly and went up in value hitting $40.00 in the first week. Buffy from Dark Horse and Adventure Time from Boom continued to rank high month to month.

6 comics made the top 100 but a decent 53 made the top 200.

JANUARY 2013
1 19 Walking Dead 106 $2.99 Image 70526
2 38 Saga 9 $2.99 Image 45629
3 52 Invincible 100 $3.99 Image 39863
4 53 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 39663
5 88 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 17 $2.99 Dark Horse 23219
6 97 Adventure Time 12 $3.99 Boom 20407
7 108 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 1 $3.99 IDW 18315
8 114 Revival 6 $2.99 Image 17396
9 115 Spawn 227 $2.99 Image 17172
10 117 Spawn 226 $2.99 Image 16814
11 119 X-O Manowar 9 $3.99 Valiant 16599
12 128 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 1 $3.99 IDW 15753
13 130 Masks 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15396
14 135 Angel & Faith 18 $2.99 Dark Horse 14609
15 137 Bedlam 3 $3.50 Image 14251
16 144 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 13385
17 145 Shadowman 3 $3.99 Valiant 13327
18 146 Conan The Barbarian 12 $3.50 Dark Horse 13254
19 147 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 2 $3.99 IDW 13180
20 151 Harbinger 8 $3.99 Valiant 12824
21 153 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 1 $3.99 IDW 12752
22 154 Chew 31 $2.99 Image 12687
23 155 Archer & Armstrong 6 $3.99 Valiant 12642
24 158 Judge Dredd 3 $3.99 IDW 12151
25 159 Shadow 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12010
26 161 Bloodshot 7 $3.99 Valiant 11918
27 163 Mara 2 $2.99 Image 11397
28 165 Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 11222
29 166 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 2 $4.99 IDW 11002
30 167 Adventure Time 11 $3.99 Boom 10980
31 168 Doctor Who Vol. 3 4 $3.99 IDW 10865
32 170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10525
33 171 BPRD Hell On Earth 103 $3.50 Dark Horse 10437
34 172 BPRD 1948 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 10305
35 174 Massive 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 10206
36 175 Legend of Luther Strode 2 $3.50 Image 10128
37 177 Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing 13 $3.99 IDW 9935
38 178 Transformers Regeneration One 87 $3.99 IDW 9861
39 179 Mars Attacks Transformers $3.99 IDW 9805
40 180 Bravest Warriors 4 $3.99 Boom 9451
41 181 Game of Thrones 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9359
42 183 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 9327
43 184 Deathmatch 2 Main Cvrs $3.99 Boom 9315
44 185 Mars Attacks Kiss $3.99 IDW 8946
45 186 Mind The Gap 7 $2.99 Image 8784
46 187 Sonic The Hedgehog 244 $2.99 Archie 8716
47 188 Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters $3.99 IDW 8695
48 189 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 1 $3.99 IDW 8605
49 192 Transformers Spotlight Thundercracker 1 $3.99 IDW 8327
50 195 Ghost 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 7981
51 197 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 1 $2.99 Image 7879
52 199 Crossed Badlands 21 $3.99 Avatar 7794
53 200 Witchblade 163 $2.99 Image 7655
54 201 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 7644
55 202 Godzilla Ongoing 8 $3.99 IDW 7623
56 203 Crossed Badlands 22 $3.99 Avatar 7589
57 204 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 186 $3.99 IDW 7544
58 205 Kiss 7 $3.99 IDW 7539
59 206 Pathfinder 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7502
60 207 Non Humans 2 $2.99 Image 7489
61 208 G.I. Joe Vol. 2 Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 7445
62 209 Nowhere Men 3 $2.99 Image 7421
63 211 Godzilla Ongoing 9 $3.99 IDW 7194
64 215 Mars Attacks Zombies Vs Robots $3.99 IDW 7024
65 216 Spongebob Comics 16 $2.99 United Plankton 7023
66 217 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 21 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6998
67 218 Black Beetle 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6993
68 220 Black Kiss II 6 $2.99 Image 6921
69 221 Sonic Universe 48 $2.99 Archie 6791
70 222 Wonderland 7 $2.99 Zenescope 6779
71 223 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose 78 $2.95 Broadsword 6777
72 224 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6753
73 225 Simpsons Comics 198 $2.99 Bongo 6593
74 226 Lady Death 25 $3.99 Avatar 6498
75 227 High Ways 1 $3.99 IDW 6453
76 228 Cobra Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 6375
77 230 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 6296
78 232 True Blood Ongoing 8 $3.99 IDW 6251
79 233 Mega Man 21 $2.99 Archie 6220
80 235 Eerie Comics 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 6184
81 236 Grimm Fairy Tales 81 $2.99 Zenescope 6150
82 237 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 15 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6115
83 238 Crow Skinning The Wolves 2 $3.99 IDW 6108
84 239 Futurama Comics 65 $2.99 Bongo 6091
85 240 Fashion Beast 5 $3.99 Avatar 6081
86 242 End Times of Bram & Ben 1 $2.99 Image 6009
87 243 Repossessed 1 $2.99 Image 5952
88 244 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics 7 $3.99 IDW 5944
89 245 Peanuts Vol. 2 5 $3.99 Boom 5942
90 247 Hack Slash 23 $3.50 Image 5881
91 248 Hack Slash 22 $3.50 Image 5861
92 249 Witch Doctor Malpractice 3 $2.99 Image 5776
93 250 Infinite Vacation 5 $5.99 Image 5587
94 251 Comeback 3 $3.50 Image 5586
95 252 Prophet 33 $3.99 Image 5574
96 253 Borderlands Origins 3 $3.99 IDW 5572
97 254 Artifacts 24 $3.99 Image 5478
98 255 Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood 21 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5459
99 256 Emily & The Strangers 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5409
100 258 Prophecy 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5237
101 259 Guarding The Globe 5 $2.99 Image 5225
102 260 Damsels 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5221
103 261 Bart Simpson Comics 79 $2.99 Bongo 5199
104 262 Grimm Fairy TalesSleepy Hollow 4 $2.99 Zenescope 5188
105 263 The Spider 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5170
106 265 Lord of the Jungle 11 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5141
107 267 Invincible 100 Chromium $9.99 Image 5122
108 272 The Lone Ranger 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5059
109 273 Lord of the Jungle 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5016
110 274 Hollows 2 $3.99 IDW 4988
111 277 Dark Horse Presents 20 $7.99 Dark Horse 4949
112 278 Popeye 9 $3.99 IDW 4875
113 279 Darkness 110 $2.99 Image 4869
114 280 Deathmatch 1 $1.00 Boom 4814
115 281 Ferals 12 $3.99 Avatar 4775
116 282 Mind Mgmt 7 $3.99 Dark Horse 4766
117 283 Green Hornet 33 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4755
118 285 Flash Gordon Zeitgeist 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4695
119 287 Change 2 $2.99 Image 4604
120 288 Jennifer Blood First Blood 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4583
121 289 Answer 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 4572
122 290 Caligula Heart of Rome 2 $3.99 Avatar 4529
123 291 Hellraiser Road Below 4 $3.99 Boom 4521
124 292 Army of Darkness Ongoing 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4498
125 293 Steed And Mrs Peel 4 $3.99 Boom 4491
126 294 Bionic Woman 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4393
127 295 Savage Dragon 184 $3.99 Image 4366
128 296 Army of Darkness Ongoing 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4361
129 298 Strain 10 $3.50 Dark Horse 4319
130 299 Hell Yeah 6 $3.50 Image 4263
131 300 Garth Ennis Battlefields 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4257
132 301 Stumptown V2 5 $3.99 Oni 4254
133 309 Grimm Fairy TalesAnimated Series $3.99 Zenescope 4064
134 316 Executive Assistant Assassins 7 $3.99 Aspen 3810
135 317 Rachel Rising 14 $3.99 Abstract 3755
136 320 Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 3 2 $3.99 Aspen 3686
137 326 Fly Vol. II 4 $2.99 Zenescope 3523
138 333 Archie 640 $2.99 Archie 3353
139 336 Strawberry Shortcake Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Ape 3330
140 345 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 3 $3.50 Big Dog 3156
141 353 Homecoming 3 $3.99 Aspen 3052
142 355 Knights of the Dinner Table 194 $5.99 Kenzer 2994
143 357 Simpsons Illustrated 5 $3.99 Bongo 2926
144 358 Sixth Gun 28 $3.99 Oni 2901
145 361 New Crusaders Rise of the Heroes 5 $2.99 Archie 2838
146 372 Crawling Sky 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2627
147 373 Life With Archie 26 $3.99 Archie 2580
148 374 Courtney Crumrin Ongoing 9 $3.99 Oni 2566
149 381 Kolchak & Honey West $3.99 Moonstone 2265
150 390 Plume 1 $3.99 Devil’s Due 1844
151 391 Gold Digger 146 $3.99 Antarctic 1837
152 393 Finding Gossamyr 3 $3.99 Thirdworld 1691
153 400 Cavewoman Gangster 3 $3.75 Basement 1540
154 402 Faust Love of Damned Act 15 $5.95 Rebel 1513
155 409 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 209 $3.99 Archie 1426
156 412 Ursa Minor 4 $3.50 Big Dog 1398
157 416 Archie Double Digest 237 $3.99 Archie 1308
158 421 Archie & Friends Double Digest 23 $3.99 Archie 1262
159 422 Gold Digger Holidays Special 2 $3.50 Antarctic 1253
160 423 B & V Friends Double Digest 231 $3.99 Archie 1247
161 428 World of Archie Double Digest 25 $3.99 Archie 1136
162 434 Jugheads Double Digest 188 $3.99 Archie 1058
163 440 Fubar Winter Special $2.99 Alterna 969
164 443 Richie Rich Gems 48 $3.99 Ape 947
165 452 Westward 3 $2.99 Tool 833

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time. He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

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