Diamond Comic Distributors has released its official list of the top 300 comics released in the direct market in December 2014. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Marvel was the big winner for the month, but the top ten comics might.

Marvel Comics had seven of the month’s top ten comics, led by Dan Slott and Olivier Coipel’s Amazing Spider-Man #11 at #2, and DC Comics took the other three spots. Image Comics had a strong December as the month’s number three with a 9.89% dollar share and 10.40% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 6.10% dollar share and a 4.17% unit share. Dark Horse Comics was fifth with a 3.47% dollar share and a 2.95% unit share.

Other good news from the report includes the news that comic sales increased 4.03% over 2013.

 DOLLARSUNITS
DECEMBER 2014 VS. NOVEMBER 2014
COMICS1.77%0.31%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-18.50%-21.51%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-5.14%-1.64%
DECEMBER 2014 VS. DECEMBER 2013
COMICS6.67%4.50%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-5.41%-8.39%
TOTAL COMICS/GN2.83%3.46%
CALENDAR YEAR 2014 VS. CALENDAR YEAR 2013
COMICS4.03%0.25%
GRAPHIC NOVELS5.18%5.28%
TOTAL COMICS/GN4.39%0.64%
FOURTH QUARTER 2014 VS. THIRD QUARTER 2014
COMICS-2.90%-1.57%
GRAPHIC NOVELS6.31%4.02%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-0.20%-1.16%
FOURTH QUARTER 2014 VS. FOURTH QUARTER 2013
COMICS7.89%7.05%
GRAPHIC NOVELS7.56%6.13%
TOTAL COMICS/GN7.78%6.98%
SECOND-HALF 2014 VS. FIRST-HALF 2014
COMICS19.34%18.58%
GRAPHIC NOVELS10.54%4.26%
TOTAL COMICS/GN16.53%17.36%

And here is the full list of the top 300 comics –

RankIndexTitlePRICEPublisher
1100.00BATMAN #37$3.99DC
292.48AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11$3.99MAR
383.44SHIELD #1$4.99MAR
471.87BATMAN ANNUAL #3$4.99DC
564.07THOR #3$3.99MAR
663.64JUSTICE LEAGUE #37$3.99DC
762.94AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
861.98AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7$3.99MAR
961.38AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #9$4.99MAR
1061.32AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8$3.99MAR
1160.13HARLEY QUINN #13$2.99DC
1259.48WALKING DEAD #135 (MR)$2.99IMA
1356.04HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1$4.99DC
1454.70SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1$3.99MAR
1554.21ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #1$3.99MAR
1651.79SANDMAN OVERTURE #4 (MR) [*]$3.99DC
1751.20ROBIN RISES ALPHA #1$4.99DC
1850.83ALL NEW X-MEN #34$3.99MAR
1948.52DETECTIVE COMICS #37$3.99DC
2047.28BATMAN AND ROBIN #37$2.99DC
2147.24UNCANNY X-MEN #29$3.99MAR
2246.33GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22$3.99MAR
2345.76GUARDIANS OF GALAXY ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
2444.49SUPERMAN #37$3.99DC
2544.22ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2$3.99MAR
2643.26BATMAN ETERNAL #35$2.99DC
2742.99BATMAN ETERNAL #36$2.99DC
2842.46BATMAN ETERNAL #37$2.99DC
2942.41BATMAN ETERNAL #38$2.99DC
3042.19BATMAN ETERNAL #39$2.99DC
3142.13MULTIVERSITY THUNDERWORLD #1$4.99DC
3241.55AVENGERS #39 TRO$3.99MAR
3339.79BATGIRL #37$2.99DC
3439.48BATMAN SUPERMAN #17$3.99DC
3539.40SPIDER-WOMAN #2$3.99MAR
3638.91SECRET SIX #1$2.99DC
3738.90ALL NEW X-MEN ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
3838.88GREEN LANTERN #37$2.99DC
3938.83UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
4038.35DEADPOOL #38$3.99MAR
4138.18WYTCHES #3 (MR) [*]$2.99IMA
4238.03WONDER WOMAN #37$2.99DC
4337.62GRAYSON #5$2.99DC
4437.26DEADPOOL #39$3.99MAR
4536.41SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #14$3.99DC
4636.34ROCKET RACCOON #6$3.99MAR
4735.20THANOS VS HULK #1$3.99MAR
4835.19NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO$3.99MAR
4934.58ACTION COMICS #37$3.99DC
5034.45BITCH PLANET #1 (MR) [*]$3.50IMA
5134.26SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3$3.99MAR
5232.69FLASH #37$2.99DC
5332.36DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #6$3.99MAR
5432.10OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #6 (MR)$2.99IMA
5531.93HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #3$3.99MAR
5631.72EAST OF WEST #16$3.50IMA
5730.73DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #7$3.99MAR
5830.38SPIDER-VERSE TEAM UP #2$3.99MAR
5930.27GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #3$4.99DC
6030.11TEEN TITANS #5$2.99DC
6130.03DEATHSTROKE #3$2.99DC
6229.62SINESTRO #7$2.99DC
6329.38AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #2 (MR) [*]$2.99IMA
6429.27DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR #3$3.99MAR
6529.16NEW 52 FUTURES END #31 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
6629.03NEW 52 FUTURES END #32 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
6729.02LEGENDARY STAR LORD #6$3.99MAR
6829.01GREEN LANTERN CORPS #37$2.99DC
6928.99NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #5$2.99DC
7028.62NEW 52 FUTURES END #34 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
7128.62NEW 52 FUTURES END #33 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
7228.48GRAYSON ANNUAL #1$4.99DC
7328.46NEW 52 FUTURES END #35 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
7428.17JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #7$3.99DC
7527.82SINESTRO #8$2.99DC
7627.79AMAZING X-MEN #14$3.99MAR
7727.77MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8$3.99MAR
7827.71DAREDEVIL #11$3.99MAR
7927.55AQUAMAN #37$2.99DC
8026.74MS MARVEL #10$2.99MAR
8126.73EARTH 2 #29$2.99DC
8226.67X-MEN #22$3.99MAR
8326.16SCARLET SPIDERS #2$3.99MAR
8425.92DEATH OF WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #3$3.99MAR
8525.43AXIS CARNAGE #3$3.99MAR
8625.38CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #3$3.99MAR
8724.90ARKHAM MANOR #3$2.99DC
8824.70DEATH OF WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #4$3.99MAR
8924.59GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #2$2.99DC
9024.46HULK #9$3.99MAR
9124.21MAGNETO #13$3.99MAR
9223.98AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7$3.99ARC
9323.52MOON KNIGHT #10$3.99MAR
9423.41GOTHAM ACADEMY #3$2.99DC
9523.28AXIS REVOLUTIONS #3$3.99MAR
9623.20SUPERGIRL #37$2.99DC
9722.92INHUMAN #9$3.99MAR
9822.64EARTH 2 WORLDS END #9 [*]$2.99DC
9922.53RED LANTERNS #37$2.99DC
10022.52GUARDIANS 3000 #3$3.99MAR
10122.47AXIS REVOLUTIONS #4$3.99MAR
10222.47INHUMAN #10$3.99MAR
10322.46GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #37$2.99DC
10422.39EARTH 2 WORLDS END #10 [*]$2.99DC
10522.21CATWOMAN #37$2.99DC
10621.91EARTH 2 WORLDS END #11 [*]$2.99DC
10721.88EARTH 2 WORLDS END #12 [*]$2.99DC
10821.82FANTASTIC FOUR #14$3.99MAR
10921.63EARTH 2 WORLDS END #13 [*]$2.99DC
11020.85EAST OF WEST WORLD ONE SHOT$3.99IMA
11120.44JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #37$3.99DC
11219.95SEX CRIMINALS #9 (MR)$3.50IMA
11319.89RUMBLE #1 (MR) [*]$3.50IMA
11419.61HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #1$3.50DAR
11519.57WICKED & DIVINE #6 (MR)$3.50IMA
11619.25NOVA #25$4.99MAR
11719.16LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #9$3.99MAR
11819.11ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
11919.06LOW #5 (MR)$3.50IMA
12018.93BLACK WIDOW #13$3.99MAR
12118.86THE VALIANT #1$3.99VAL
12218.76PUNISHER #13$3.99MAR
12318.51AXIS HOBGOBLIN #3$3.99MAR
12418.47ALL NEW X-FACTOR #17$3.99MAR
12518.46GREEN ARROW #37$2.99DC
12618.41AVENGERS WORLD #16$3.99MAR
12718.27SECRET ORIGINS #8$4.99DC
12817.94NIGHTCRAWLER #9$3.99MAR
12917.84LOBO #3$2.99DC
13017.64CAPTAIN MARVEL #10$4.99MAR
13117.63ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18$3.99MAR
13217.38BLACK SCIENCE #11 (MR)$3.99IMA
13317.24IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #7$3.99MAR
13416.86SHE-HULK #11$2.99MAR
13516.78WORLDS FINEST #29$2.99DC
13616.67HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #1$2.99DC
13716.56X-FORCE #13$3.99MAR
13816.53RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #37$2.99DC
13916.48JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #12$2.99DC
14016.46SOUTHERN BASTARDS #6 (MR)$3.50IMA
14115.99DEATHLOK #3$3.99MAR
14215.91THEYRE NOT LIKE US #1 (MR)$2.99IMA
14315.41MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #26$3.99IDW
14415.28STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 [*]$3.99IDW
14515.14CYCLOPS #8$3.99MAR
14615.11SECRET AVENGERS #11$3.99MAR
14715.06CATWOMAN ANNUAL #2$4.99DC
14815.04STORM #6$3.99MAR
14914.93RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #2$4.99DC
15014.67INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #5$2.99DC
15114.52BTVS SEASON 10 #10$3.50DAR
15214.43SWAMP THING #37$2.99DC
15314.25INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #6$2.99DC
15413.75CONSTANTINE #20$2.99DC
15513.64ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1$3.99BOO
15613.61BATMAN 66 #18$2.99DC
15713.51BATWOMAN #37$2.99DC
15813.48TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #3$3.99IDW
15913.42MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #12$3.99IDW
16013.22TMNT ONGOING #41$3.99IDW
16113.09AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #8$2.99DC
16212.98ALL NEW INVADERS #13$3.99MAR
16312.84DOCTOR WHO 11TH #6 REG GLASS$3.99TIT
16412.73WOLF MOON #1 (MR) [*]$3.99DC
16512.65SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #5$3.99DC
16612.58BIRTHRIGHT #3$2.99IMA
16712.49DOCTOR WHO 12TH #3 REG$3.99TIT
16812.13DOCTOR WHO 10TH #5 REG GLASS$3.99TIT
16911.90DOCTOR WHO 11TH #5 REG GLASS$3.99TIT
17011.75FABLES #147 (MR)$2.99DC
17111.71ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3$3.50DAR
17211.69ELEKTRA #9$3.99MAR
17311.69PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #4$3.50DAR
17411.49ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11$3.99MAR
17511.47MANIFEST DESTINY #12 (MR)$2.99IMA
17611.42TRINITY OF SIN #3$2.99DC
17711.24ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #4$3.50DAR
17811.18CROSSED PLUS 100 #1 (MR)$3.99AVA
17911.02AVENGERS NOW$4.99MAR
18010.98SHAFT #1 (MR)$3.99DE
18110.81FLASH SEASON ZERO #3$2.99DC
18210.71PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3$3.50DAR
18310.70SPAWN #249$2.99IMA
18410.68NAILBITER #8 (MR)$2.99IMA
18510.58ASTRO CITY #18$3.99DC
18610.45MEN OF WRATH BY AARON AND GARNEY #3 (MR)$3.50MAR
18710.10ADVENTURE TIME #34$3.99BOO
18810.04MARVELS AVENGERS #1$2.99MAR
18910.00BATMAN ESSENTIALS BATMAN HUSH #1$1.00DC
1909.94INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #6$2.99DC
1919.93COPPERHEAD #4$3.50IMA
1929.83ADVENTURE TIME #35$3.99BOO
1939.71DJANGO ZORRO #2$3.99DE
1949.71GARBAGE PAIL KIDS COMIC BOOK PUKETACULAR #1$3.99IDW
1959.66ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #9$3.50DAR
1969.55ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #1$3.99DE
1979.54MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS HOLIDAY SPECIAL$7.99IDW
1989.46DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE PRISONER #5$3.99MAR
1999.42SHUTTER #7 (MR)$3.50IMA
2009.26BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #7$3.99BOO
2019.22DRIFTER #2 (MR)$3.50IMA
2029.19CHEW #45 (MR)$3.50IMA
2039.17GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1$3.50IMA
2049.09FAIREST #32 (MR)$2.99DC
2058.84WAYWARD #5 (MR)$3.50IMA
2068.78RAGNAROK #3 [*]$3.99IDW
2078.77STAR TREK ONGOING #39$3.99IDW
2088.71ARROW SEASON 2.5 #3$2.99DC
2098.69GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #2$3.99BOO
2108.64SUPREME BLUE ROSE #5 (MR)$2.99IMA
2118.63RASPUTIN #3 (MR)$3.50IMA
2128.09TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #36 DAYS OF DECEPTION$3.99IDW
2138.05X-FILES SEASON 10 #19$3.99IDW
2148.01SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CONTINUITY #1$3.99DC
2157.96LADY DEMON #1$3.99DE
2167.91TRANSFORMERS #36 DAYS OF DECEPTION$3.99IDW
2177.87LUMBERJANES #9$3.99BOO
2187.82JOHN CARTER WARLORD #2 (MR)$3.99DE
2197.80BOBS BURGERS #5$3.99DE
2207.68REVIVAL #26 (MR)$2.99IMA
2217.61ALEX + ADA #11$2.99IMA
2227.60SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #267$3.99ARC
2237.43KLARION #3$2.99DC
2247.36GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT TWO #4$3.99MAR
2257.31GI JOE (2014) #4$3.99IDW
2267.31RAI #5 [*]$3.99VAL
2277.31SQUARRIORS #1 (MR)$4.99DEV
2287.25SONIC BOOM #2$3.99ARC
2297.16CONAN THE AVENGER #9$3.50DAR
2306.97GODZILLA CATACLYSM #5$3.99IDW
2316.90INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #6$3.99DC
2326.83TOMB RAIDER #11$3.50DAR
2336.82TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #2$3.99IDW
2346.65BPRD HELL ON EARTH #126$3.50DAR
2356.64ANNIHILATOR #4$3.99RAN
2366.63TEEN TITANS GO #7 [*]$2.99DC
2376.61BODIES #6 (MR)$3.99DC
2386.57INTERSECT #2 (MR)$3.50IMA
2396.55NEW VAMPIRELLA #7$3.99DE
2406.53X-O MANOWAR #31$3.99VAL
2416.48COWL #7 (MR)$3.50IMA
2426.40MCBAIN #1$3.99BON
2436.33STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE #5$2.99DC
2446.30HUMANS #2 (MR)$2.99IMA
2456.26IMAGE FIRSTS OUTCAST #1 (MR)$1.00IMA
2466.19GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #4 (MR)$3.50IMA
2476.18SONIC UNIVERSE #71$3.99ARC
2486.15GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #19$3.99IDW
2496.14RACHEL RISING #30$3.99ABS
2506.06WAR STORIES #3 (MR)$3.99AVA
2516.01BEE AND PUPPYCAT #7$3.99BOO
2526.00SAVAGE DRAGON #200$8.99IMA
2536.00GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #4$3.50DAR
2545.97SIMPSONS COMICS #216$2.99BON
2555.94KITCHEN #2 (MR) [*]$2.99DC
2565.90X FILES X-MAS SPECIAL$7.99IDW
2575.88JUSTICE INC #5$3.99DE
2585.87ABE SAPIEN #18$3.50DAR
2595.77MEGA MAN #44$3.99ARC
2605.69OCTOBER FACTION #3 [*]$3.99IDW
2615.66SHADOW SHOW #2$3.99IDW
2625.66COFFIN HILL #14 (MR)$2.99DC
2635.60GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #209$3.99IDW
2645.60VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #3$3.99DE
2655.58LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #3 [*]$3.99IDW
2665.57UBER #20 (MR)$3.99AVA
2675.45HARBINGER FAITH #0$3.99VAL
2685.43ADV TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #6$3.99BOO
2695.40GAME OF THRONES #23 (MR)$3.99DE
2705.37TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #18$3.99IDW
2715.36WOODS #8$3.99BOO
2725.36UNITY #13$3.99VAL
2735.34ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN #1$3.99BOO
2745.32SAMURAI JACK #15$3.99IDW
2755.30SPONGEBOB COMICS #39$2.99UNI
2765.24SONS OF ANARCHY #16 (MR)$3.99BOO
2775.23NAMES #4 (MR)$2.99DC
2785.19SKYLANDERS #3 [*]$3.99IDW
2795.19GOD IS DEAD #25 (MR)$5.99AVA
2805.09ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #2$3.99VAL
2815.02TWILIGHT ZONE #10$3.99DE
2825.00FLASH GORDON #7$3.99DE
2834.97BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #1$3.99DE
2844.96MASSIVE #30$3.50DAR
2854.91DUNGEONS & DRAGONS LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #3 [*]$3.99IDW
2864.90VALIANT SIZED QUANTUM & WOODY #1$4.99VAL
2874.83STAR TREK NEW VISIONS MADE OUT OF MUDD$7.99IDW
2884.76FAIRY QUEST OUTCASTS #2$3.99BOO
2894.69SINERGY #2$3.50IMA
2904.68CROSSED BADLANDS #67 (MR)$3.99AVA
2914.68SHADOW MIDNIGHT MOSCOW #6$3.99DE
2924.66IMAGE FIRSTS WICKED & DIVINE #1 (MR)$1.00IMA
2934.58JUDGE DREDD #26$3.99IDW
2944.56GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #105 (MR)$3.99ZEN
2954.56CROSSED BADLANDS #68 (MR)$3.99AVA
2964.49HINTERKIND #13 (MR)$2.99DC
2974.48DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2$4.99MAR
2984.48Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #3$3.99VAL
2994.47MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #2$2.99MAR
3004.46MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #9$3.99DE

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