The 50 Best-Selling Comic Books in February 2016

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DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #3

Here are the 50 best-selling comic books in February 2016! And no, I didn’t just make this up. If I did, the top 10 slots would be inhabited by ROM Spaceknight #1! Anyway, no, I had absolutely nothing to do with this list; this information comes straight from Diamond, the ‘Galactus’ of comic book distributors. Specifically, these are, according to Diamond, “estimates of the sales on comic books by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during February 2016.” So, without further ado, here are the 50 best-selling comic books in February 2016!

MAR- Marvel
DC- You can figure it out.
IMA- Image Comics

        Top 50 Comics- February 2016  
Rank Index Title Price Pub Est.Qty
1 142.22 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #3 $5.99 DC    146,044
2 107.52 STAR WARS #16 $3.99 MAR    110,407
3 100.00 BATMAN #49 $3.99 DC    102,689
4 97.33 SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MAR      99,951
5 87.82 DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #1 $3.99 MAR      90,186
6 85.95 DEADPOOL #7 $9.99 MAR      88,264
7 79.02 DARTH VADER #16 $3.99 MAR      81,147
8 77.00 POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #1 $3.99 MAR      79,069
9 73.38 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR      75,357
10 70.80 JUSTICE LEAGUE #48 $3.99 DC      72,704
11 69.72 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 MAR      71,599
12 67.97 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #2 $3.99 MAR      69,801
13 65.62 WALKING DEAD #151 (MR) $2.99 IMA      67,381
14 62.76 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 $3.99 DC      64,444
15 62.26 OLD MAN LOGAN #2 $3.99 MAR      63,932
16 61.58 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6 $3.99 MAR      63,234
17 56.90 OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #2 $3.99 MAR      58,431
18 56.05 AVENGERS STANDOFF WELCOME PLEASANT HILL #1 $4.99 MAR      57,559
19 55.09 MIGHTY THOR #4 $3.99 MAR      56,568
20 50.39 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR      51,740
21 50.15 HARLEY QUINN #25 $3.99 DC      51,495
22 49.06 UNCANNY X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR      50,382
23 48.85 ALL NEW X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR      50,160
24 48.07 SAGA #34 (MR) $2.99 IMA      49,363
25 46.76 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR      48,022
26 46.68 DOCTOR STRANGE #5 $3.99 MAR      47,933
27 46.64 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3 $3.99 MAR      47,892
28 46.52 BATMAN EUROPA #4 $4.99 DC      47,776
29 45.98 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR      47,219
30 44.11 DETECTIVE COMICS #49 $3.99 DC      45,300
31 43.85 HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #2 $4.99 DC      45,030
32 42.65 SPIDER-GWEN #5 $3.99 MAR      43,796
33 42.60 DAREDEVIL #4 $3.99 MAR      43,741
34 42.48 UNCANNY AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR      43,618
35 42.02 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #5 $3.99 MAR      43,149
36 41.29 ALL NEW X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR      42,402
37 39.52 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 $3.99 MAR      40,581
38 37.37 KANAN #11 $3.99 MAR      38,370
39 36.23 PAPER GIRLS #5 $2.99 IMA      37,206
40 36.06 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #1 $3.99 DC      37,033
41 35.85 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #18 $2.99 DC      36,819
42 35.68 DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #3 $4.99 MAR      36,644
43 35.46 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #19 $2.99 DC      36,415
44 35.37 SUPERMAN #49 $3.99 DC      36,318
45 35.18 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #20 $2.99 DC      36,127
46 34.83 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #21 $2.99 DC      35,770
47 34.77 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #3 $3.99 MAR      35,709
48 34.64 A-FORCE #2 $3.99 MAR      35,571
49 34.47 WONDER WOMAN #49 $3.99 DC      35,398
50 34.31 GREEN LANTERN #49 $3.99 DC      35,237

 

Surprise, surprise; Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3 tops the list. Hmm. I suppose the confluence of a Miller-inspired Batman in Batman V Superman, and the fact that it’s another chapter of the Dark Knight series contributed to its #1 stature. Yes, we’re always hoping a Dark Knight sequel will have the same effect as the original. It probably won’t, but we’re gong to remain hopeful and purchase the book anyway.

“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 month, as Batman did not ship,Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) 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.”