Uncanny Avengers #1Media Release -- To prevent another world-endangering conflict between humans and mutants, Captain America forms a new team of Avengers and X-Men in Rick Remember and John Cassaday's Uncanny Avengers #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book to the specialty market in October 2012.

In total, Marvel Comics had five books in October's top ten. Avengers Vs. X-Men #12, the grand finale to Marvel's summer event, ranked #2. A+X #1, the debut of a new anthology series spinning out of Avengers Vs. X-Men, ranked #5. AVX Vs. #6, the final issue of the "fights only" companion series to Avengers Vs. X-Men, ranked #8, and AVX: Consequences #1, the first issue of a special follow-up series to Avengers Vs. X-Men, ranked #10.

DC Comics had four books in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #13, the first part of the epic "Death of the Family" Joker storyline, at #3. Justice League #13 from Geoff Johns and Tony S. Daniel ranked #4. Also in the top ten were Green Lantern #13 at #6 and Detective Comics #13 at #9.

Image Comics returned to the top ten in October with Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #103 at #9.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in October was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #14, which ranked #104 for the month.

Rounding out the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor who: Assimilation2 #6 was the publisher's top book for October at #118.

Please note that comics marked with an asterisk have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

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.

QtyRank RetailRank Index Title VendName
1 1 204.80 UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 MAR
2 2 115.61 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 MAR
3 3 100.00 BATMAN #13 DC
4 4 79.40 JUSTICE LEAGUE #13 DC
5 6 71.08 A PLUS X #1 MAR
6 10 61.91 GREEN LANTERN #13 DC
7 7 51.51 DETECTIVE COMICS #13 DC
8 8 50.77 AVX VS #6 MAR
9 22 50.15 WALKING DEAD #103 (MR) IMA
10 9 49.41 AVX CONSEQUENCES #1 MAR
11 5 46.93 MARVEL NOW POINT ONE #1 MAR
12 11 45.34 ACTION COMICS #13 DC
13 12 44.49 UNCANNY X-MEN #20 MAR
14 29 44.01 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #13 DC
15 31 42.55 BATMAN AND ROBIN #13 DC
16 14 42.34 AVX CONSEQUENCES #2 MAR
17 15 42.14 AVENGERS #31 MAR
18 32 41.49 EARTH 2 #5 DC
19 33 41.06 BATMAN INCORPORATED #4 DC
20 17 40.39 AVX CONSEQUENCES #3 MAR
21 18 39.97 UNCANNY X-MEN #19 MAR
22 19 39.46 AVX CONSEQUENCES #4 MAR
23 20 39.23 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #695 MAR
24 21 39.07 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #696 MAR
25 16 38.10 BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #2 (MR) [*] DC
26 24 37.90 AVENGERS #32 MAR
27 38 36.85 AQUAMAN #13 DC
28 26 36.04 NEW AVENGERS #31 MAR
29 25 35.92 BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #4 (MR) DC
30 27 35.29 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #18 MAR
31 44 35.17 SUPERMAN #13 DC
32 23 34.73 BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #2 (MR) [*] DC
33 47 34.24 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13 DC
34 13 34.04 ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1 DC
35 36 33.82 TALON #1 [*] DC
36 51 33.76 BATGIRL #13 DC
37 28 33.72 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #19 MAR
38 49 33.67 FLASH #13 DC
39 48 33.67 WALKING DEAD MICHONNE SPECIAL (MR) IMA
40 53 32.70 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #13 DC
41 57 31.81 NIGHTWING #13 DC
42 65 30.56 FANTASTIC FOUR #611 MAR
43 34 29.71 UNCANNY X-FORCE #32 MAR
44 67 29.49 WONDER WOMAN #13 DC
45 35 28.93 LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1 DC
46 68 28.86 RED LANTERNS #13 DC
47 37 27.72 MINIMUM CARNAGE ALPHA #1 MAR
48 70 27.69 TEEN TITANS #13 DC
49 71 27.60 HIT-GIRL #4 (MR) MAR
50 39 27.59 DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #1 MAR
51 42 27.11 CAPTAIN AMERICA #19 MAR
52 72 27.07 CATWOMAN #13 DC
53 43 26.75 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #16 MAR
54 30 26.31 BATGIRL ANNUAL #1 DC
55 74 26.11 X-MEN LEGACY #275 MAR
56 45 26.00 WOLVERINE #315 MAR
57 76 25.84 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #16.1 MAR
58 46 25.84 CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 MAR
59 50 25.29 WOLVERINE MAX #1 (MR) MAR
60 77 25.16 BATWOMAN #13 DC
61 78 25.10 DAREDEVIL #19 MAR
62 52 24.94 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #527 MAR
63 54 24.58 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #8 MAR
64 55 24.34 INCREDIBLE HULK #15 MAR
65 82 24.32 SWAMP THING #13 DC
66 81 24.24 WORLDS FINEST #5 DC
67 56 24.23 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #526 MAR
68 83 23.88 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 DC
69 85 23.87 HAWKEYE #3 MAR
70 59 23.83 SECRET AVENGERS #32 MAR
71 58 23.82 MIGHTY THOR #22 MAR
72 62 23.30 MIGHTY THOR #21 MAR
73 61 23.27 WOLVERINE #314 MAR
74 87 23.13 ANIMAL MAN #13 DC
75 63 23.10 SECRET AVENGERS #33 MAR
76 66 22.19 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #13 MAR
77 41 21.77 SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1 DC
78 92 21.60 A-BABIES VS X-BABIES #1 MAR
79 94 21.43 SCARLET SPIDER #10 MAR
80 95 21.38 VENOM #26 MAR
81 69 21.31 X-MEN #37 MAR
82 115 20.99 RED SHE-HULK #58 MAR
83 96 20.80 FF #23 MAR
84 90 20.24 PHANTOM STRANGER #1 [*] DC
85 99 20.23 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #13 DC
86 101 19.86 SUPERGIRL #13 DC
87 73 19.81 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #17 MAR
88 75 19.59 ASTONISHING X-MEN #55 MAR
89 102 19.59 DEADPOOL #63 MAR
90 103 19.48 DEADPOOL #62 MAR
91 105 19.30 CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 MAR
92 106 18.76 GAMBIT #4 MAR
93 80 18.71 ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #1 MAR
94 60 18.65 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 MAR
95 79 18.64 MARVEL UNIVERSE VS AVENGERS #1 MAR
96 107 18.64 SUICIDE SQUAD #13 DC
97 64 18.37 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1 DC
98 109 18.21 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #1 MAR
99 84 17.87 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #17 MAR
100 112 17.85 HAPPY #2 IMA
101 86 17.75 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #18 MAR
102 118 17.43 BIRDS OF PREY #13 DC
103 119 17.35 SUPERBOY #13 DC
104 117 17.25 BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #14 DAR
105 88 17.15 FIRST X-MEN #3 MAR
106 89 16.83 AME COMI GIRLS #1 FEATURING WONDER WOMAN DC
107 108 16.79 TEAM 7 #1 [*] DC
108 123 16.73 WINTER SOLDIER #12 MAR
109 128 15.58 CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 MAR
110 100 15.33 BEDLAM #1 (MR) [*] IMA
111 130 15.15 AVENGERS ACADEMY #38 MAR
112 131 15.08 X-FACTOR #245 MAR
113 132 15.03 AGE OF APOCALYPSE #8 MAR
114 133 14.87 GREEN ARROW #13 DC
115 135 14.79 DARK AVENGERS #182 MAR
116 138 14.67 SECRET SERVICE #4 (MR) MAR
117 91 14.53 SWORD OF SORCERY #1 [*] DC
118 93 14.51 STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #6 IDW
119 104 14.48 ALL STAR WESTERN #13 DC
120 141 13.96 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #645 MAR
121 98 13.91 ADVENTURE TIME #9 BOO
122 126 13.85 FATALE #8 (MR) IMA
123 144 13.42 DIAL H #5 DC
124 143 13.41 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #7 DC
125 113 13.40 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #9 DC
126 145 13.38 X-TREME X-MEN #5 MAR
127 114 13.26 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #6 DC
128 120 13.05 DEFENDERS #11 MAR
129 129 13.04 FATALE #9 (MR) IMA
130 146 12.87 NEW MUTANTS #50 MAR
131 147 12.58 RAVAGERS #5 DC
132 148 12.47 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #13 DC
133 149 12.42 MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE THE ORIGIN OF SKELETOR #1 DC
134 150 12.39 FAIREST #8 (MR) DC
135 151 12.32 HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #3 DC
136 110 12.19 DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #1 IDW
137 153 12.10 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #638 MAR
138 152 11.97 SPAWN #224 IMA
139 155 11.88 STORMWATCH #13 DC
140 116 11.86 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #15 IDW
141 156 11.57 BATWING #13 DC
142 121 11.48 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #4 BOO
143 160 11.33 DEMON KNIGHTS #13 DC
144 159 11.22 THIEF OF THIEVES #9 IMA
145 97 11.18 GHOSTS #1 (MR) DC
146 161 11.13 FABLES #122 (MR) DC
147 162 11.13 FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #13 DC
148 124 11.03 SHADOW #6 DE
149 125 10.99 X-O MANOWAR #6 BRAITHWAITE CVR VAL
150 40 10.97 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ANNUAL 2012 IDW
151 127 10.84 BOYS #71 (MR) DE
152 168 10.64 ANGEL & FAITH #15 DAR
153 140 10.53 MARVEL ZOMBIES HALLOWEEN MAR
154 172 10.37 LEGION LOST #13 DC
155 173 10.28 REVIVAL #4 IMA
156 171 10.27 STAR WARS DARTH MAUL DEATH SENTENCE #4 DAR
157 178 10.17 DEATHSTROKE #13 DC
158 176 10.11 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #3 DAR
159 184 10.03 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #32 (MR) DC
160 134 10.02 BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 BOO
161 122 10.01 JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #1 DC
162 185 9.95 SAVAGE HAWKMAN #13 DC
163 136 9.92 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 VAL
164 137 9.85 HARBINGER #5 VAL
165 186 9.71 DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #13 DC
166 139 9.70 BLOODSHOT #4 VAL
167 157 9.65 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #9 DAR
168 188 9.62 I VAMPIRE #13 DC
169 189 9.48 INVINCIBLE #96 IMA
170 142 9.28 EVIL ERNIE #1 DE
171 197 9.08 FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #13 DC
172 194 9.05 STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE HARD TARGETS #1 DAR
173 154 8.97 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER MAN IN BLACK #5 MAR
174 111 8.97 CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012 #5 (MR) IMA
175 201 8.92 AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #5 (MR) DC
176 202 8.86 BLUE BEETLE #13 DC
177 203 8.68 CHEW #29 (MR) IMA
178 204 8.59 STAR WARS LOST TRIBE O/T SITH SPIRAL #3 DAR
179 180 8.56 MASSIVE #5 DAR
180 181 8.53 BPRD 1948 #1 DAR
181 207 8.41 LOT 13 #1 (MR) DC
182 209 8.35 PUNK ROCK JESUS #4 (MR) DC
183 206 8.26 GHOST #1 DAR
184 163 8.25 NATIONAL COMICS MADAME X #1 DC
185 210 8.19 GRIFTER #13 DC
186 167 8.07 UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #5 (MR) MAR
187 177 7.65 SPACE PUNISHER #4 MAR
188 193 7.64 ROBYN HOOD #1 A CVR BASALDUA (MR) ZEN
189 234 7.57 NON HUMANS #1 IMA
190 200 7.45 STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT ESCAPE #5 DAR
191 164 7.41 TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #84 IDW
192 166 7.32 ROCKETEER CARGO OF DOOM #3 IDW
193 165 7.30 DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #2 IDW
194 169 7.20 TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #10 IDW
195 170 7.13 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #10 IDW
196 224 7.10 PHANTOM LADY #3 DC
197 190 7.10 GI COMBAT #5 DC
198 208 7.06 BPRD HELL ON EARTH #100 RETURN O/T MASTER #3 DAR
199 175 6.96 STAR TREK #14 IDW
200 216 6.86 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #241 ARC
201 187 6.55 GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #3 IDW
202 191 6.40 KISS #5 IDW
203 183 6.38 FASHION BEAST #2 (MR) AVA
204 192 6.31 PATHFINDER #2 DE
205 242 6.24 HELLBLAZER #296 (MR) DC
206 195 6.19 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #16 (MR) DE
207 196 6.19 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #17 (MR) DE
208 198 6.09 DAMSELS #2 DE
209 244 6.06 WITCHBLADE #161 CVR A CHRISTOPHER IMA
210 247 5.99 UNWRITTEN #42 (MR) DC
211 239 5.86 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #242 ARC
212 199 5.82 CROSSED BADLANDS #15 (MR) AVA
213 250 5.77 MORNING GLORIES #22 (MR) IMA
214 230 5.72 MULTIPLE WARHEADS ALPHABET TO INFINITY #1 (MR) IMA
215 256 5.70 SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #6 DC
216 205 5.66 CROSSED BADLANDS #16 (MR) AVA
217 211 5.51 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #183 IDW
218 212 5.48 GODZILLA #6 IDW
219 214 5.39 RACHEL RISING #12 ABS
220 221 5.35 ROAD TO OZ #2 MAR
221 215 5.34 GI JOE VOL 2 #18 IDW
222 248 5.30 SPONGEBOB COMICS #13 UNI
223 240 5.29 WONDERLAND #4 A CVR CHEN (MR) ZEN
224 280 5.25 NEW DEADWARDIANS #8 (MR) DC
225 249 5.25 MAGGIE #1 BON
226 296 5.10 POINT OF IMPACT #1 (MR) IMA
227 213 5.10 FASHION BEAST #3 (MR) AVA
228 217 5.10 VAMPIRELLA #24 DE
229 285 5.10 YOUNG JUSTICE #21 DC
230 288 5.10 SAUCER COUNTRY #8 (MR) DC
231 287 5.04 BLACK KISS II #3 (MR) IMA
232 271 5.04 MACGYVER FUGITIVE GAUNTLET #1 IMA
233 236 5.02 EX SANGUINE #1 (MR) DAR
234 219 4.98 PEANUTS VOL 2 #3 BOO
235 289 4.98 HAUNT #27 IMA
236 294 4.96 SWEET TOOTH #38 (MR) DC
237 220 4.88 TRUE BLOOD #6 IDW
238 225 4.82 SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #18 IDW
239 222 4.81 GHOSTBUSTERS #14 IDW
240 226 4.80 CROW #4 IDW
241 276 4.79 SONIC UNIVERSE #45 ARC
242 274 4.79 GUARDING THE GLOBE #2 [*] IMA
243 260 4.79 HARVEST #3 (MR) IMA
244 227 4.78 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #8 (MR) DE
245 228 4.78 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COLOR CLASSICS #5 IDW
246 279 4.71 SIMPSONS COMICS #195 BON
247 218 4.71 LADY DEATH #22 (MR) AVA
248 258 4.70 ROBYN HOOD #2 A CVR GARZA (MR) ZEN
249 261 4.64 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #78 (MR) ZEN
250 232 4.63 COBRA #18 IDW
251 267 4.53 GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (MR) ZEN
252 235 4.52 POPEYE #6 IDW
253 223 4.48 LADY DEATH #23 (MR) AVA
254 237 4.46 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #18 (MR) DE
255 229 4.43 NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD AFTERMATH #1 (MR) AVA
256 295 4.42 MEGA MAN #18 ARC
257 298 4.42 FUTURAMA COMICS #63 BON
258 281 4.40 BILLY KIDS ODDITIES & ORM LOCH NESS #1 DAR
259 316 4.39 GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #7 DC
260 284 4.30 HACK SLASH #18 (MR) IMA
261 241 4.23 PROPHECY #4 DE
262 292 4.19 HACK SLASH #19 (MR) IMA
263 243 4.16 RED SONJA #69 DE
264 179 4.16 GFT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2012 A CVR PEKAR ZEN
265 245 4.16 CAPE 1969 #4 IDW
266 246 4.12 RED SONJA #70 DE
267 299 4.02 GFT BAD GIRLS #3 (MR) ZEN
268 306 4.02 CREEP #2 DAR
269 275 4.00 PROPHET #30 IMA
270 325 3.96 DANGER CLUB #4 IMA
271 233 3.95 CREEPY COMICS #10 DAR
272 238 3.95 GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1 DC
273 252 3.92 HELLRAISER #19 (MR) BOO
274 251 3.92 GREEN HORNET #29 DE
275 278 3.91 ARTIFACTS #22 IMA
276 328 3.89 MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #7 MAR
277 253 3.87 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FORGOTTEN REALMS #4 IDW
278 255 3.86 STEED AND MRS PEEL #2 BOO
279 158 3.86 MARS ATTACKS HOLIDAYS ONE SHOT IDW
280 257 3.84 PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #2 DE
281 259 3.82 GREEN HORNET #30 DE
282 262 3.81 BIONIC WOMAN #5 DE
283 329 3.80 MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #7 MAR
284 264 3.78 WITCHBLADE DEMON REBORN #3 DE
285 265 3.75 DARK SHADOWS VAMPIRELLA #3 DE
286 312 3.74 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #21 (MR) ZEN
287 182 3.74 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #17 DAR
288 313 3.74 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #22 (MR) ZEN
289 231 3.73 VAMPIRELLA VS FLUFFY ONE SHOT DE
290 268 3.72 HYPERNATURALS #4 BOO
291 269 3.72 WARRIORS OF MARS #5 (MR) DE
292 270 3.71 TRANSFUSION #1 IDW
293 320 3.71 BART SIMPSON COMICS #76 BON
294 263 3.65 FERALS #9 (MR) AVA
295 272 3.64 THE LONE RANGER #10 DE
296 335 3.57 DARKNESS #107 (MR) IMA
297 304 3.56 THINK TANK #3 (MR) IMA
298 254 3.52 GRIMM UNIVERSE #1 NEPTUNE ANGEL (MR) ZEN
299 308 3.51 MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS THE VICTORIES #3 (MR) DAR
300 282 3.48 DARK SHADOWS #8 DE