X-O Manowar #6 (Braithwaite Cover)Media Release -- The epic battle between X-O Manowar and Ninjak continued in Valiant Entertainment's X-O Manowar #6, the the best-selling Small Press comic book in October. The publisher had the top four Small Press comics for the month, with X-O Manowar followed by Archer & Armstrong #3 at #2, Harbinger #5 at #3, and Bloodshot #4 at #4.

Other publishers in the top ten include Abstract Studios, Archie Comics, United Plankton, and Zenescope Entertainment.

The Hive, the second volume in Charles Burns' Tintin-esque existential tale from Pantheon Books, was the best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novel for October.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics Books, St. Martin's Press, Random House, and Zenescope Entertainment.

Diamond Comic Distributors defines Small Presses as publishers outside the top-10 bestselling publishers over the previous six months. In offering these breakdowns of the bestselling small press comics and graphic novels, a spotlight is shown on these publishers, affording them recognition for their strong sales in a crowded marketplace. To help retailers contextualize the relationship between the Small Press sales rankings, each chart offers for each book the overall ranking for the month amongst all publishers.

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 QtyRank RetailRank Index Title VendName
1 149 125 10.99 X-O MANOWAR #6 VAL
2 163 136 9.92 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 VAL
3 164 137 9.85 HARBINGER #5 VAL
4 166 139 9.70 BLOODSHOT #4 VAL
5 188 193 7.64 ROBYN HOOD #1 (MR) ZEN
6 200 216 6.86 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #241 ARC
7 211 239 5.86 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #242 ARC
8 219 214 5.39 RACHEL RISING #12 ABS
9 222 248 5.30 SPONGEBOB COMICS #13 UNI
10 223 240 5.29 WONDERLAND #4 (MR) ZEN
11 225 249 5.25 MAGGIE #1 BON
12 241 276 4.79 SONIC UNIVERSE #45 ARC
13 246 279 4.71 SIMPSONS COMICS #195 BON
14 248 258 4.70 ROBYN HOOD #2 (MR) ZEN
15 249 261 4.64 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #78 (MR) ZEN
16 251 267 4.53 GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (MR) ZEN
17 256 295 4.42 MEGA MAN #18 ARC
18 257 298 4.42 FUTURAMA COMICS #63 BON
19 264 179 4.16 GFT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2012 ZEN
20 267 299 4.02 GFT BAD GIRLS #3 (MR) ZEN
21 286 312 3.74 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #21 (MR) ZEN
22 288 313 3.74 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #22 (MR) ZEN
23 293 320 3.71 BART SIMPSON COMICS #76 BON
24 298 254 3.52 GRIMM UNIVERSE #1 NEPTUNE ANGEL (MR) ZEN
25 307 291 3.39 STUMPTOWN V2 #2 ONI
26 308 321 3.38 GODSTORM #1 (MR) ZEN
27 310 307 3.34 LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST #1 BIG
28 313 373 3.29 NEW CRUSADERS RISE OF THE HEROES #2 ARC
29 318 174 3.19 GIANT-SIZE GFT 2012 (MR) ZEN
30 321 314 3.10 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #4 ASP
31 328 311 2.86 IRRESISTIBLE #4 (MR) ZEN
32 335 322 2.71 IDOLIZED #3 ASP
33 338 366 2.58 ARCHIE #637 ARC
34 339 369 2.55 ARCHIE #638 ARC
35 341 332 2.54 CHARISMAGIC DEATH PRINCESS #1 ASP
36 354 338 2.21 STUFF OF LEGEND TOY COLLECTOR #1 TH3
37 355 348 2.21 HOMECOMING #2 ASP
38 357 384 2.19 KEVIN KELLER #5 ARC
39 361 357 2.13 CHARMED #24 (MR) ZEN
40 366 358 2.05 SIXTH GUN #26 ONI
41 367 359 2.03 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #23 ARC
42 368 293 2.03 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #191 KEN
43 372 363 1.98 COURTNEY CRUMRIN #6 ONI
44 373 365 1.95 SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #4 BON
45 376 352 1.91 EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL #3 (MR) TIT
46 377 273 1.90 TICK #101 TICK MEETS MADMAN NEW
47 381 393 1.85 BETTY & VERONICA #262 ARC
48 387 382 1.61 FINDING GOSSAMYR #2 TH3
49 394 360 1.48 TRANSFORMERS TIMELINES #7 INVASION FUN
50 412 383 1.26 GI JOE VS COBRA SPECIAL #5 OPERATION BEAR TRAP FUN


QtyRank Overall QtyRank Overall DollarRank Index Title VendName
1 22 17 1.87 CHARLES BURNS HIVE GN RAN
2 37 30 1.45 HOBBIT TP RAN
3 40 5 1.41 CHRIS WARE BUILDING STORIES HC RAN
4 55 65 1.18 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMPLETE COMIC ENCYCLOPEDIA TP ARC
5 72 136 0.97 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 11 HAC
6 102 50 0.81 EC WALLY WOOD CAME THE DAWN AND OTHER STORIES HC FAN
7 103 152 0.80 CALL OF WONDERLAND TP (MR) ZEN
8 124 108 0.69 WRINKLE IN TIME GN ST.
9 126 76 0.68 ALICE IN WONDERLAND HC (MR) ZEN
10 130 55 0.67 NEW YORK DRAWINGS ADRIAN TOMINE HC DRA
11 137 96 0.65 VALIANT MASTERS BLOODSHOT HC VOL 01 VAL
12 146 171 0.61 GFT PRESENTS JUNGLE BOOK TP (MR) ZEN
13 149 85 0.59 EC KURTZMAN CORPSE O/T IMJIN AND OTHER STORIES HC FAN
14 158 420 0.56 ARCHIES GIANT KIDS JOKEBOOK TP ARC
15 161 311 0.54 ARCHIE LOVE SHOWDOWN TP ARC
16 176 264 0.51 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 12 HAC
17 177 266 0.50 DURARARA GN VOL 04 HAC
18 179 284 0.50 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 21 RAN
19 183 236 0.49 TRIAGE X GN VOL 01 (MR) HAC
20 191 279 0.46 DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 13 (MR) ST.
21 193 197 0.46 GHOST IN THE SHELL GN VOL 1.5 (MR) RAN
22 202 262 0.44 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG GENESIS TP ARC
23 205 249 0.43 AUGUST MOON GN TOP
24 208 270 0.43 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS TP VOL 02 ASP
25 217 126 0.40 A TALE OF SAND HC ARA
26 218 372 0.40 PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER GN VOL 04 WOOD & BLOOD PT 2 SLA
27 222 222 0.39 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT HIT LIST AGENDA TP ASP
28 223 370 0.39 LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR) TOP
29 224 291 0.39 MIKE NORTONS CURSE GN ONI
30 232 172 0.38 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 01 (MR) RAN
31 237 469 0.37 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 01 GEISTHAWK LEG
32 241 183 0.37 SAILOR TWAIN GN ST.
33 242 173 0.37 DOCTOR WHO DALEK PROJECT GN RAN
34 246 348 0.36 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CLAN GN VOL 02 HAC
35 248 185 0.36 BEST AMERICAN COMICS HC 2012 (MR) HOU
36 249 49 0.36 METABARONS ULTIMATE COLL ED (MR) HUM
37 262 258 0.34 GIRL FRIENDS COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 (MR) ST.
38 263 204 0.34 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 ONI
39 269 350 0.33 INFERNAL DEVICES CLOCKWORK ANGEL GN VOL 01 HAC
40 270 409 0.33 GTO 14 DAYS IN SHONAN GN VOL 05 RAN
41 271 199 0.33 MOUSE GUARD HC VOL 02 WINTER 1152 W/ DUST JACKET ARA
42 273 328 0.33 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 07 (MR) HAC
43 274 453 0.33 GERONIMO STILTON HC VOL 11 WELL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS NBM
44 277 360 0.32 KANE CHRONICLES GN BOOK 01 RED PYRAMID HAR
45 281 431 0.32 LIMIT GN VOL 01 RAN
46 286 326 0.31 PIPPI LONGSTOCKING HC VOL 01 PIPPI MOVES IN DRA
47 289 440 0.31 KEVIN KELLER TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO RIVERDALE ARC
48 294 640 0.30 NINJAGO GN VOL 05 KINGDOM O/T SNAKES NBM
49 302 322 0.30 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 01 SHADOW OF DEATH ABS
50 304 135 0.29 STAR WARS ART ILLUSTRATION HC ABR