Comic book sales were down once again in November, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. The direct market distributor noted sales dropped 6.34% compared to October 2010, with graphic novels slipping 9.30%. One potential reason for the dollar drop from last month could be the drop in the number of units sold, a difference of approximately 3.6%. However, when compared to November 2009, the monthly numbers look even worse, as comic sales dropped 10.2%. On the plus side, graphic novel sales grew almost 15% from a year ago, which may give some credence to DC pulling J. Michael Strazynski to work on graphic novels exclusively.

DC actually ended up at the top of the charts in November with Batman: The Return taking the number one spot. The company also placed eight other titles in the top ten compared to Marvel’s Avengers #7 (3rd place) and Amazing Spider-Man #648 (9th place) showing. Still, Marvel held the dollar and unit share for the month, but just barely, as the two big publishers were separated by 1.36% in terms of money. That is probably the closest margin the two companies have seen in a while.

Rounding out the Top 5 publishers – Image (3), Dark Horse Comics (4), and IDW Publishing (5).

Take the jump for the complete list of the Top 300 Comics for November.

Top 300 Comics for November 2010

QtyRankIndexTITLEPRICEVendName
1152.65BATMAN THE RETURN #1$4.99DC
2146.58BATMAN INCORPORATED #1$3.99DC
3137.64AVENGERS #7$3.99MAR
4127.28BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #6$3.99DC
5123.20BATMAN AND ROBIN #16$3.99DC
6122.61BRIGHTEST DAY #13$2.99DC
7120.30BRIGHTEST DAY #14$2.99DC
8118.13AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #648$3.99MAR
9116.81GREEN LANTERN #59$2.99DC
10108.26BATMAN AND ROBIN #17$2.99DC
11102.32NEW AVENGERS #6$3.99MAR
12100.00BATMAN #704$2.99DC
1392.01SECRET AVENGERS #7$3.99MAR
1488.95UNCANNY X-MEN #530$3.99MAR
1588.44FLASH #6$2.99DC
1688.09GREEN LANTERN CORPS #54$2.99DC
1786.87X-MEN #5$3.99MAR
1886.67UNCANNY X-FORCE #2$3.99MAR
1985.60AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #647$4.99MAR
2080.64AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #649$3.99MAR
2179.13WOLVERINE #3$3.99MAR
2278.03JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #51$3.99DC
2375.39THOR #617$3.99MAR
2472.60CAPTAIN AMERICA #612$3.99MAR
2571.03GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #4$3.99DC
2670.94SUPERMAN #705$2.99DC
2767.31BATWOMAN #0$2.99DC
2867.09X-MEN LEGACY #242$2.99MAR
2964.30AVENGERS PRIME #4$3.99MAR
3063.16BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER #38 LAST GLEAMING PT 3$2.99DAR
3162.84INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #32$3.99MAR
3262.19ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #150$5.99MAR
3360.88SUPERBOY #1$2.99DC
3460.69GREEN ARROW #6$2.99DC
3559.33HULK #27$3.99MAR
3657.87FANTASTIC FOUR #585$2.99MAR
3757.35GENERATION HOPE #1$3.99MAR
3856.65DETECTIVE COMICS #871$3.99DC
3956.40ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #4$3.99MAR
4054.30AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #3$3.99MAR
4154.13INCREDIBLE HULKS #616$3.99MAR
4253.19SUPERIOR #2 (MR)$2.99MAR
4352.81BIRDS OF PREY #6$2.99DC
4452.66INCREDIBLE HULKS #617$3.99MAR
4551.50JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #45$2.99DC
4651.38JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #13$2.99DC
4750.74ACTION COMICS #895$3.99DC
4850.18JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #14$2.99DC
4950.11DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #3$2.99MAR
5048.81ULTIMATE COMICS THOR #2$3.99MAR
5148.80RED ROBIN #17$2.99DC
5248.62THUNDERBOLTS #150$4.99MAR
5348.13BATMAN ODYSSEY #5$3.99DC
5448.07DEADPOOL #29$2.99MAR
5548.05SUPERMAN BATMAN #78$2.99DC
5647.88X-23 #3$2.99MAR
5744.80VAMPIRELLA #1$3.99DE
5844.78ASTONISHING THOR #1$3.99MAR
5944.76THANOS IMPERATIVE #6$3.99MAR
6044.43WALKING DEAD #79 (MR)$2.99IMA
6143.90CHAOS WAR #3$3.99MAR
6243.68BATMAN BEYOND #6$2.99DC
6340.84X-FACTOR #211$2.99MAR
6440.55TEEN TITANS #89$2.99DC
6540.54LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #7$3.99DC
6639.83AVENGERS ACADEMY #6$2.99MAR
6739.60BATGIRL #15$2.99DC
6839.01NEW MUTANTS #19$2.99MAR
6938.97SUPERGIRL #58$2.99DC
7038.32SCARLET #3 (MR)$3.95MAR
7137.63ADVENTURE COMICS #520$3.99DC
7237.01TITANS #29$2.99DC
7336.89SECRET WARRIORS #22$2.99MAR
7436.69SPIDER-GIRL #1$3.99MAR
7536.14CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN OUT OF TIME #1$3.99MAR
7635.86DEADPOOLMAX #2 (MR)$3.99MAR
7735.60DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #7$3.99DC
7835.50OSBORN #1$3.99MAR
7934.33BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #17$3.99DC
8033.97TRUE BLOOD #5$3.99IDW
8133.92RED HOOD LOST DAYS #6$2.99DC
8233.90GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #17$2.99DC
8332.84IRON MAN THOR #1$3.99MAR
8432.10THOR FOR ASGARD #4$3.99MAR
8531.70ZATANNA #7$2.99DC
8631.50NAMOR FIRST MUTANT #3$2.99MAR
8731.34HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL ONE SHOT #1$3.50DAR
8831.15CHAOS WAR DEAD AVENGERS #1$3.99MAR
8930.71PUNISHER IN BLOOD #1$3.99MAR
9030.68BOYS #48 (MR)$3.99DE
9130.61SECRET SIX #27$2.99DC
9230.44AMERICAN VAMPIRE #8 (MR)$3.99DC
9330.27CHAOS WAR THOR #1$3.99MAR
9430.10JSA ALL STARS #12$3.99DC
9529.85NAMOR FIRST MUTANT #4$2.99MAR
9629.55X-MEN TO SERVE AND PROTECT #1$3.99MAR
9728.55SHE-HULKS #1$3.99MAR
9828.16INVADERS NOW #3$3.99MAR
9928.01DEADPOOL CORPS #8$2.99MAR
10027.44KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #9$3.99DE
10127.22KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #10$3.99DE
10227.11DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #887$2.99MAR
10326.96CHAOS WAR CHAOS KING #1$3.99MAR
10426.53POWER GIRL #18$2.99DC
10526.50BATMAN CATWOMAN FOLLOW THE MONEY #1$4.99DC
10626.49BOOSTER GOLD #38$2.99DC
10726.32CHAOS WAR ALPHA FLIGHT #1$3.99MAR
10826.11INVINCIBLE #75 (MR)$5.99IMA
10926.06WARLORD OF MARS #2$3.99DE
11025.69STAND HARDCASES #5$3.99MAR
11125.54HAUNT #11$2.99IMA
11224.72THUNDER AGENTS #1$3.99DC
11324.06THUNDERSTRIKE #1$3.99MAR
11424.01STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC #5 BLOOD OF EMPIRE PT 2$2.99DAR
11523.93STAR WARS BLOOD TIES TALE JANGO & BOBA FETT #4$3.50DAR
11623.81JLA THE 99 #2$3.99DC
11723.71BULLSEYE PERFECT GAME #1$3.99MAR
11823.71DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #1$3.99IDW
11923.69STAN LEE TRAVELER #1$3.99BOO
12023.65CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #25$2.99DAR
12123.60BOYS HIGHLAND LADDIE #4 (MR)$3.99DE
12223.02DEADPOOL PULP #3$3.99MAR
12322.96ANT-MAN & WASP #1$3.99MAR
12422.93STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT AFLAME #2$2.99DAR
12522.78BLACK WIDOW #8$2.99MAR
12622.41SHADOWLAND BLOOD ON STREETS #4 SL$3.99MAR
12722.18KNIGHT & SQUIRE #2$2.99DC
12822.16BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #50$4.99DC
12922.16ANGEL #39$3.99IDW
13021.80HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #6$2.99MAR
13121.78WARRIORS THREE #1$3.99MAR
13221.67SHADOWLAND DAUGHTERS OF SHADOW #3 SL$3.99MAR
13321.53THOR FIRST THUNDER #3$3.99MAR
13420.99IRON MAN LEGACY #8$2.99MAR
13520.83SHADOWLAND POWER MAN #4 SL$3.99MAR
13620.82OUTSIDERS #34$2.99DC
13720.28OZMA OF OZ #1$3.99MAR
13820.13TASKMASTER #3$3.99MAR
13920.01CHEW #15 (MR)$2.99IMA
14019.63IZOMBIE #7 (MR)$2.99DC
14119.14IRON MAN RAPTURE #1$3.99MAR
14218.83I AM AN AVENGER #3$3.99MAR
14318.50AVENGERS & INFINITY GAUNTLET #4$2.99MAR
14418.46UNWRITTEN #19 (MR)$2.99DC
14518.43X-MEN FOREVER 2 #11$3.99MAR
14618.22BPRD HELL ON EARTH NEW WORLD #4$3.50DAR
14718.16ARTIFACTS #3$3.99IMA
14818.03X-MEN FOREVER 2 #12$3.99MAR
14917.94INCREDIBLE HULKS ENIGMA FORCE #3$3.99MAR
15017.70GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #160$3.99IDW
15117.32MORNING GLORIES #4$3.50IMA
15217.23IRON MAN RAPTURE #2$3.99MAR
15317.15FREEDOM FIGHTERS #3$2.99DC
15417.14STAN LEE SOLDIER ZERO #2$3.99BOO
15517.02IRREDEEMABLE #19$3.99BOO
15616.89YOUNG ALLIES #6$2.99MAR
15716.86TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #13$3.99IDW
15816.85GI JOE #24$3.99IDW
15916.56REBELS #22$2.99DC
16016.56JONAH HEX #61$2.99DC
16116.12NEW MUTANTS FOREVER #4$3.99MAR
16215.88KLAWS OF PANTHER #3$3.99MAR
16315.51WITCHBLADE #139$2.99IMA
16415.36KEVIN SMITH KATO #5$3.99DE
16515.27STRANGE TALES 2 #2$4.99MAR
16615.27DOOM PATROL #16$2.99DC
16715.19CAPTAIN AMERICA FOREVER ALLIES #4$3.99MAR
16814.79HELLBLAZER #273 (MR)$2.99DC
16914.76CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #5 (MR)$3.99AVA
17014.66BALTIMORE PLAGUE SHIPS #4$3.50DAR
17114.57X-FILES 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #5 (MR)$3.99DC
17214.42INCORRUPTIBLE #12$3.99BOO
17314.25HEROIC AGE VILLAINS #1$3.99MAR
17414.20SPIKE #2$3.99IDW
17514.20DOC SAVAGE #8$3.99DC
17614.04LAST PHANTOM #3$3.99DE
17713.89RED SONJA #53$3.99DE
17813.76GI JOE ORIGINS #21$3.99IDW
17913.64HALCYON #1$2.99IMA
18013.42SWEET TOOTH #15 (MR)$2.99DC
18113.35SPIRIT #8$3.99DC
18213.33KULL THE HATE WITCH #1$3.50DAR
18313.05ANGEL ILLYRIA #1$3.99IDW
18413.04QUEEN SONJA #11$3.99DE
18512.92MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD #4$3.50ARA
18612.91THOR MIGHTY AVENGER #6$2.99MAR
18712.89ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1$2.99DC
18812.69GI JOE COBRA II #10$3.99IDW
18912.49WOMEN OF MARVEL #1$3.99MAR
19012.31TINY TITANS LITTLE ARCHIE #2$2.99DC
19112.17AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #1$3.99MAR
19212.10NIGHTMASTER MONSTERS OF ROCK #1$2.99DC
19312.02AZRAEL #14$2.99DC
19411.95CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER CITY OF DEMONS #3 (MR)$2.99DC
19511.91SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #219$2.99ARC
19611.85COMIC BOOK GUY THE COMIC BOOK #5$2.99BON
19711.83TINY TITANS #34$2.99DC
19811.79GFT WONDERLAND ANNUAL 2010$5.99ZEN
19911.76TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #65 (MR)$2.95BRO
20011.67HOUSE OF MYSTERY #31 (MR)$2.99DC
20111.60CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER CITY OF DEMONS #4 (MR)$2.99DC
20211.53WORLD OF WARCRAFT CURSE OF THE WORGEN #1$2.99DC
20311.39SIMPSONS COMICS #172$2.99BON
20411.08LOCKE & KEY KEYS TO THE KINGDOM #3$3.99IDW
20511.00MAGDALENA (ONGOING) #4$3.99IMA
20610.80MADAME XANADU #29 (MR)$2.99DC
20710.76NORTHLANDERS #34 (MR)$2.99DC
20810.64ASSASSINS CREED THE FALL #1 (MR)$3.99DC
20910.51TRON ORIGINAL MOVIE ADAPTATION #1$3.99MAR
21010.47KATO ORIGINS WAY O/T NINJA #5$3.99DE
21110.26TERMINATOR 1984 #3$3.50DAR
21210.22TRANSFORMERS SECTOR 7 #3$3.99IDW
21310.21STAR TREK KHAN RULING IN HELL #2$3.99IDW
21410.18SONIC UNIVERSE #22$2.99ARC
21510.07DARKWING DUCK #6$3.99BOO
2169.87GREEN HORNET BLOOD TIES #2$3.99DE
2179.80FUTURAMA COMICS #52$2.99BON
2189.70SCALPED #43 (MR)$2.99DC
2199.65ANGELUS #6$2.99IMA
2209.36ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #25$4.99IMA
2219.34GOD OF WAR #5 (MR)$3.99DC
2229.30VICTORIAN UNDEAD II HOLMES VS DRACULA #1$3.99DC
2239.27DMZ #59 (MR)$2.99DC
2249.19TOM STRONG AND THE ROBOTS OF DOOM #6$3.99DC
2259.18AUTHORITY #28$2.99DC
2269.14X-MEN CURSE OF MUTANTS SPOTLIGHT #1$3.99MAR
2279.03HACK SLASH TRAILERS PART 2 (MR)$6.99IMA
2289.00AVENGERS VS PET AVENGERS #2$2.99MAR
2299.00MONSTER HUNTERS SURVIVAL GUIDE #1$3.99ZEN
2308.81BILLY THE KID GHASTLY FIEND LONDON #3$3.99DAR
2318.81TRON BETRAYAL #2$4.99MAR
2328.70GI JOE FUTURE NOIR SP #1$7.99IDW
2338.59SPIDER-MAN #7$2.99MAR
2348.14ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #6$3.99DE
2358.13MYSTERY SOCIETY #4$3.99IDW
2368.08SPIDER-MAN #8$2.99MAR
2377.96GREEN HORNET PARALLEL LIVES #5$3.99DE
2387.95FRINGE TALES FROM THE FRINGE #6$3.99DC
2397.90WILDCATS #29$2.99DC
2407.84DV8 GODS AND MONSTERS #8$2.99DC
2417.68SKULLKICKERS #3$2.99IMA
2427.68MIGHTY CRUSADERS #5$3.99DC
2437.63SUPER HERO SQUAD #11$2.99MAR
2447.62DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #17$3.99BOO
2457.61UNKNOWN SOLDIER #25 (MR)$2.99DC
2467.58SAVAGE DRAGON #166$3.50IMA
2477.55SIMPSONS WINTER WINGDING #5$4.99BON
2487.45SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #3$2.99DC
2497.44WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK #4 (MR)$3.99IMA
2507.43JURASSIC PARK REDEMPTION #5$3.99IDW
2517.22SILENT HILL PAST LIFE #1$3.99IDW
2527.18USAGI YOJIMBO #133 TAIKO PT 2$3.50DAR
2537.16LAST UNICORN #6$3.99IDW
2547.11CLINT #2 (MR)$6.99TIT
2557.10BROKEN TRINITY PANDORAS BOX #4$3.99IMA
2566.87CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD LAST BATTLE #5 (MR)$3.99AVA
2576.74HOLLOW POINT DAMAGED FLIP BOOK$1.00RAL
2586.68ATOMIC ROBO DEADLY ART OF SCIENCE #1$3.50RED
2596.65GEORGE RR MARTINS DOORWAYS #1$3.99IDW
2606.88SCOURGE #2$2.99ASP
2616.54JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES STORM FRONT VOL 02 #4$3.99DE
2626.54FARSCAPE ONGOING #13$3.99BOO
2636.43NANCY IN HELL #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
2646.21AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #6$3.99BOO
2656.21CONAN LEGACY FRAZETTA COVER #6$6.99DAR
2666.12MARVELMAN FAMILYS FINEST #5$3.99MAR
2676.11LIFE WITH ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE #4$3.99ARC
2686.05ARCHIE #615$2.99ARC
2695.83COWBOY NINJA VIKING #10 (MR)$3.99IMA
2705.62DC COMICS PRESENTS THE FLASH GREEN LANTERN #1$7.99DC
2715.6028 DAYS LATER #16$3.99BOO
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2735.53FARSCAPE SCORPIUS #7$3.99BOO
2745.50SIXTH GUN #6$3.99ONI
2755.45UNCANNY X-FORCE #1$3.99MAR
2765.43SUPER HEROES #8$2.99MAR
2775.39KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #168$4.99KEN
2785.3528 DAYS LATER #17$3.99BOO
2795.32UNCLE SCROOGE #397$2.99BOO
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2835.10BOONDOCK SAINTS HEAD OF THE SNAKE #1$3.9912
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2855.04VERY ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS #2$3.50ANT
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3 Comments

  1. AndyC
    December 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm — Reply

    Does anyone out there know how this ranking works?

    I’ve heard that everything is compared to Batman which is why Batman always has an index of 100.00.

    That’s all well and nice but how do you find out how many issues of an individual title were sold?

    I’m guessing that this is a percentage based thing so that BATMAN THE RETURN #1 with an Index of 152.65 sold 1.5265 times more copies than BATMAN but that still doesn’t tell me how many total issues of a title were sold.

  2. JG
    December 7, 2010 at 12:11 am — Reply

    “still doesn’t tell me how many total issues of a title were sold.”

    No, it does not. Nor is it meant to.

  3. December 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    “WAKKA WAKKA WAKKA”

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