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Top 100 Comics for January

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This month the Diamond Comics Distributors Top 100 list for books shipping in January has a lot of changes and surprises compared to last month.

For the second month in a row DC Comics lands the #1 spot on the list, following “The Dark Knight Strikes Again #1” at the number one spot last month. The “Batman 10 Cent Adventure” takes the top spot in January, but it should be noted this issue sells for only, well, 10 cents and was heavily over-ordered by retailers. Many retailers will be use this issue as an in-store giveaway to in an effort to introduce shoppers to the Batman line.

Another interesting note is the the final issue of the “Origin” mini-series, which finally reveals the true origin of Wolverine, outsold the second issue of “The Dark Knight Strikes Again.” Price had to be a factor here as DKSA comes in at a hefty $7.95.

Finally, coming in at #94 is “I Love New York,” an independently produced tribute book from “Dawn” creator Joseph Michael Linsner. It’s rare to see books in the Top 100 not from Marvel, DC, Image, CrossGen or Dark Horse and especially not from the smaller self-publishers, but fans have shown great interest in all of the September 11th tribute books.

The publisher breakdown of the Top 100 is as follows:

  • Marvel Comics holds 50 of the Top 100 spots
  • DC Comics holds 39 of the Top 100 spots
  • Image Comics 8 holds of the Top 100 spots
  • Dark Horse Comics 1 holds of the Top 100 spots
  • CrossGen holds 1 of the Top 100 spots
  • Linsner holds 1 of the Top 100 spots

    Rank Title Price Pub.
    1 BATMAN 10 CENT ADVENTURE $0.10 DC
    2 ORIGIN #6 $3.50 MAR
    3 DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #2 (Of 3)* $7.95 DC
    4 ULTIMATES #1 $2.25 MAR
    5 NEW X-MEN #122 $2.25 MAR
    6 MOMENT OF SILENCE $3.00 MAR
    7 UNCANNY X-MEN #402 $2.25 MAR
    8 ULTIMATE X-MEN #14 $2.25 MAR
    9 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #39 $2.25 MAR
    10 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #17 $2.25 MAR
    11 X-TREME X-MEN #9 $2.99 MAR
    12 GREEN ARROW #12 $2.50 DC
    13 GI JOE #3 $2.95 IMA
    14 WOLVERINE #172 $2.25 MAR
    15 JLA #62 $2.25 DC
    16 AVENGERS #50 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
    17 PUNISHER #8 $2.99 MAR
    18 DETECTIVE COMICS #766 $2.50 DC
    19 PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #39 $2.25 MAR
    20 DAREDEVIL #29 $2.99 MAR
    21 FANTASTIC FOUR #51 $2.25 MAR
    22 BATMAN #599 $2.25 DC
    23 X-FORCE #124 $2.25 MAR
    24 FATHOM #13 (RES) $2.50 IMA
    25 ELEKTRA #7 $2.99 MAR
    26 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #600 (Note Price) $3.95 DC
    27 SPAWN #118 $2.50 IMA
    28 IRON MAN #50 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
    29 ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM UP #12 $2.25 MAR
    30 NIGHTWING #65 $2.25 DC
    31 BATGIRL #24 $2.50 DC
    32 SUPERMAN #178 $2.25 DC
    33 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #25 $2.50 DC
    34 ICEMAN #4 $2.50 MAR
    35 EXILES #8 $2.25 MAR
    36 JSA #32 $2.50 DC
    37 NIGHTCRAWLER #3 $2.50 MAR
    38 FURY #5 (MR) $2.99 MAR
    39 INCREDIBLE HULK #36 $2.25 MAR
    40 MARVEL MANGAVERSE X-MEN #1 $2.25 MAR
    41 ACTION COMICS #787 $2.25 DC
    42 ALIAS #5 (MR) $2.99 MAR
    43 THOR #45 $2.25 MAR
    44 ROBIN #98 $2.25 DC
    45 SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #122 $2.25 DC
    46 CATWOMAN #3 $2.50 DC
    47 ELEKTRA & WOLVERINE #3 $5.95 MAR
    48 MARVEL MANGAVERSE SPIDER-MAN #1 $2.25 MAR
    49 BIRDS OF PREY #39 $2.50 DC
    50 GREEN LANTERN #146 $2.25 DC
    51 HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (MR) $2.99 MAR
    52 CABLE #101 $2.25 MAR
    53 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #151 $2.25 DC
    54 TOMB RAIDER #19 $2.50 IMA
    55 THUNDERBOLTS #60 $2.25 MAR
    56 CAPTAIN AMERICA HEART OF DARKNESS #1 $2.99 MAR
    57 AVENGERS CELESTIAL QUEST #5 (Of 8) $2.50 MAR
    58 MARVEL MANGAVERSE NEW DAWN #1 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
    59 SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #10 $2.99 MAR
    60 WONDER WOMAN #178 $2.25 DC
    61 JIST SECRET FILES #1 $4.95 DC
    62 MARVEL MANGAVERSE ETERNAL TWILIGHT #1 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
    63 MARVEL MANGAVERSE AVENGERS #1 $2.25 MAR
    64 MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOT #4 (MR) $2.99 MAR
    65 MARVEL MANGAVERSE FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $2.25 MAR
    66 WITCHBLADE #53 (RES) $2.50 IMA
    67 DEADPOOL FUNERAL FOR A FREAK #2 $2.25 MAR
    68 BROTHERHOOD #9 $2.25 MAR
    69 POWERS #18 (MR) $2.95 IMA
    70 FLASH #182 $2.25 DC
    71 DOOM EMPEROR RETURNS #3 $2.50 MAR
    72 OUT THERE #8 $2.50 DC
    73 MARVEL MANGAVERSE PUNISHER #1 $2.25 MAR
    74 POWER COMPANY JOSIAH POWER $2.50 DC
    75 POWER COMPANY SAPPHIRE $2.50 DC
    76 POWER COMPANY MANHUNTER $2.50 DC
    77 POWER COMPANY SKYROCKET $2.50 DC
    78 POWER COMPANY BORK $2.50 DC
    79 POWER COMPANY WITCHFIRE $2.50 DC
    80 YOUNG JUSTICE #41 $2.50 DC
    81 POWER COMPANY STRIKER Z $2.50 DC
    82 TITANS #37 $2.50 DC
    83 LEGION #4 $2.50 DC
    84 MARVEL MANGAVERSE GHOST RIDER #1 $2.25 MAR
    85 X-MEN EVOLUTION #3 $2.25 MAR
    86 HARLEY QUINN #16 $2.25 DC
    87 HAVEN BROKEN CITY #2 (Of 9) $2.50 DC
    88 SPIDER-GIRL #43 $2.25 MAR
    89 SPIDER-GIRL #42 $2.25 MAR
    90 INFERNO HELLBOUND #2 $2.50 IMA
    91 WARLANDS AGE OF ICE #0 $2.50 IMA
    92 CAPTAIN MARVEL #27 $2.50 MAR
    93 TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES #2 $2.95 DC
    94 I LOVE NEW YORK $2.95 LIN
    95 DEADMAN #2 $2.50 DC
    96 DOOM PATROL #4 $2.50 DC
    97 SOJOURN #7 $2.95 CRO
    98 SPECTRE #13 $2.50 DC
    99 CAPTAIN MARVEL #28 $2.50 MAR
    100 STAR WARS STARFIGHTER CROSSBONES #1 OF 3 $2.99 DAR

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