Another month of comic sales data has found its way to the Major Spoilers In Box, and the results are not so good for DC Comics.

According to Diamond Comic Distributors, Marvel Comics claimed the dollar share and unit share top spots for the month ending October 31, 2012.  Marvel beat DC Comics by 3.6% on the dollar share, and just over 5% on the number of comics sold in the direct market.  This jump was lead by the Avengers vs. X-Men conclusion and the new Marvel NOW! titles, as Uncanny Avengers #1 placed first, with Avengers vs. X-Men #12 nabbing second place.  Marvel had five titles in the Top Ten, with DC having four titles appearing on the list  The Walking Dead fever continued in October as The Walking Dead #103 finished 9th for the month.

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1UNCANNY AVENGERS #1$3.99AUG120550MAR
2AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #12$4.99JUL120535MAR
3BATMAN #13$3.99AUG120180DC
4JUSTICE LEAGUE #13$3.99AUG120146DC
5A PLUS X #1$3.99AUG120562MAR
6GREEN LANTERN #13$2.99AUG120199DC
7DETECTIVE COMICS #13$3.99AUG120184DC
8AVX VS. #6$3.99JUL120526MAR
9WALKING DEAD #103 (MR)$2.99AUG120472IMA
10AVX: CONSEQUENCES #1$3.99AUG120569MAR

Comic sales continue to do well, as the number of comics sold increased by 16% compared to September 2012.  There was a slight, slight, slight dip in sales compared to October 2011, as the number of titles fell less than one percent.

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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