Walking Dead Magazine #2 (Previews Exclusive Edition)Media Release -- Presenting December 2012's Top Sellers in the categories of Magazines, Videos, Books, Trading Cards, Apparel, Prints & Posters, and Collectible Items based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops.

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.

TOP 10 MAGAZINES

QtyRank RetailRank Index Magazine VendName
1 2 4.87 WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #2 (MR) TIT
2 9 3.77 MAD MAGAZINE #519 DC
3 1 2.33 DC CHESS FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL #2 BAT SIGNAL EAG
4 3 1.76 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #21 HUNTRESS WHITE ROOK EAG
5 7 1.63 DR WHO MAGAZINE #454 DIA
6 5 1.10 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #188 WEREWOLF BY NIGHT EAG
7 6 1.07 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #189 GAMORA EAG
8 4 1.06 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #1 BATMAN WHITE KING EAG
9 11 0.99 STAR WARS INSIDER #138 TIT
10 8 0.70 ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #39 ILL

TOP 10 BOOKS

QtyRank DollarRank Index Book VendName
1 3 0.90 BEHIND THE SOFA CELEBRITY MEMORIES OF DOCTOR WHO PX HC DIA
2 1 0.83 WOODWORK WALLACE WOOD 1927-1981 HC IDW
3 2 0.65 ART OF DARKSIDERS SC VOL 02 UDO
4 5 0.50 EVANGELION CHRONICLE ILLUSTRATIONS SC VOL 01 UDO
5 6 0.42 SHINING HEARTS COLL VISUAL MATERIALS SC UDO
6 24 0.42 MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK SERIES SC VOL 03 IDW
7 4 0.42 HISTORY OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG HC UDO
8 7 0.29 READ OR DIE ROD OFF ARCHIVE SC UDO
9 19 0.28 WALKING DEAD NOVEL SC VOL 01 RISE OF GOVERNOR STM
10 12 0.27 WALKING DEAD NOVEL HC VOL 02 ROAD TO WOODBURY STM

TOP 10 TRADING CARDS

DollarRank QtyRank Cards VendName
1 1 WALKING DEAD SEASON 2 T/C BOX CRY
2 2 MARVEL BRONZE AGE 1970-1985 T/C BOX RIT
3 7 TOPPS 2012 TRIPLE THREADS FOOTBALL T/C BOX TOP
4 3 BOWMAN 2012 DRAFT PICKS & PROSPECTS BASEBALL T/C BOX TOP
5 6 TOPPS 2012 WWE HERITAGE T/C BOX TOP
6 5 MARS ATTACKS HERITAGE T/C BOX TOP
7 9 TOPPS 2012 UFC BLOODLINES T/C BOX TOP
8 12 BOWMAN 2012 STERLING BASEBALL T/C BOX TOP
9 10 JAMES BOND 50TH ANNIVERSARY SER 2 T/C BOX RIT
10 4 DF MILLAR & ROMITA JR KICK ASS T/C BOX DYN

TOP 10 APPAREL

DollarRank QtyRank Apparel VendName
1 5 DEADPOOL COSTUME HOODIE XL MAD
2 6 DEADPOOL COSTUME HOODIE LG MAD
3 15 DEADPOOL COSTUME HOODIE MED MAD
4 19 DEADPOOL COSTUME HOODIE XXL MAD
5 22 WALKING DEAD SURVIVE SILHOUETTE PX ZIP HOODIE XL CHA
6 41 CAPTAIN AMERICA CAP A FLEECE ZIP-UP HOODIE MED MAD
7 26 DOCTOR WHO 4TH DOCTOR SCARF 12 FT ELO
8 24 WALKING DEAD SURVIVE SILHOUETTE PX ZIP HOODIE LG CHA
9 56 CAPTAIN AMERICA CAP A FLEECE ZIP-UP HOODIE XL MAD
10 58 CAPTAIN AMERICA CAP A FLEECE ZIP-UP HOODIE LG MAD

TOP 10 POSTERS

QtyRank DollarRank Poster VendName
1 1 WALKING DEAD NO WAY OUT POSTER (MR) IMA
2 2 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN POSTER MAR
3 3 THUNDERBOLTS POSTER MAR
4 4 CABLE AND X-FORCE POSTER MAR
5 6 NEW AVENGERS POSTER MAR
6 7 MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE POSTER MAR
7 8 AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY YOUNG POSTER MAR
8 9 AVENGERS ARENA POSTER MAR
9 12 CARNAGE BY CRAIN POSTER MAR
10 10 WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 ZOMBIE POSTER SCO

TOP 10 COLLECTIBLES

DollarRank QtyRank Collectible VendName
1 2 MARVEL CAPT AMERICA SHIELD BOTTLE OPENER DST
2 6 TETRIS CONSTRUCTABLE LIGHT DIA
3 1 SW DEATH STAR SILICONE TRAY KOT
4 5 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS STRING LIGHTS CAR
5 42 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS TABLE LAMP CAR
6 3 PAC MAN SILICONE ICE CUBE TRAY DIA
7 8 WALKING DEAD SILICONE TRAY DST
8 4 TETRIS SILICONE ICE TRAY DIA
9 14 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS NIGHT LIGHT CAR
10 45 DR WHO TARDIS TIN TOTE SDCC GIFT SET ENT

TOP 10 VIDEOS

QtyRank DollarRank Video VendName
1 1 TMNT COMP CLASSIC SER COLL DVD VPD
2 2 MOTU 30TH ANN DVD COLL MIL
3 9 AURORA MONSTERS MODEL KITS THAT GRIPPED DVD DAV
4 14 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS DVD PT 1 WAR
5 36 NINJA SCROLL DVD SEC
6 21 STRAWBERRY PANIC COMP SER DVD ALL
7 18 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE WILL OF FIRE DVD WAR
8 5 DARK KNIGHT RISES BD + DVD WAR
9 6 BLEACH UNCUT DVD BOX SET VOL 15 WAR
10 3 IS THIS A ZOMBIE DVD SEA 01 FUN