Tower Chronicles GN Vol. 01 (of 4) GeisthawkMedia Release -- Aric of Dacia crosses paths with another classic Valiant character — Ninjak — in Valiant Entertainment's X-O Manowar #5, the best-selling Small Press comic book in September. The publisher had the top four Small Press comics for the month, with X-O Manowar followed by Harbinger #4 at #2, Archer & Armstrong #2 at #3, and Bloodshot #3 at #4.

Other publishers in the top ten include Abstract Studios (Rachel Rising #11 ranked #7), Archie Comics (New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes #1, the relaunch of the Red Circle heroes, ranked #6), Bongo Comics (Simpsons Treehouse of Horror #18 ranked #10), United Plankton (Spongebob Comics #12 ranked #9), and Zenescope Entertainment (two titles led by Wonderland #2 at #4).

Legendary creators Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley teamed for a new graphic novel, The Tower Chronicles Volume 1: Geisthawk, from Legendary Comics, September's best-selling Small Press Graphic Novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics, Archie Comics, Fantagraphics Books, Kodansha Comics, Oni Press, Titan Books, Yen Press, and Zenescope Entertainment.

Diamond Comic Distributors defines Small Presses as publishers outside the top-10 bestselling publishers over the previous six months. In offering these breakdowns of the bestselling small press comics and graphic novels, a spotlight is shown on these publishers, affording them recognition for their strong sales in a crowded marketplace. To help retailers contextualize the relationship between the Small Press sales rankings, each chart offers for each book the overall ranking for the month amongst all publishers.

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.

QtyRank Overall QtyRank Overall RetailRank Index Title Vendor
1 94 70 15.20 X-O MANOWAR #5 VAL
2 144 113 9.77 HARBINGER #4 VAL
3 147 123 9.29 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2 VAL
4 148 124 9.27 BLOODSHOT #3 VAL
5 187 195 6.58 WONDERLAND #2 (MR) ZEN
6 215 288 5.10 NEW CRUSADERS RISE OF THE HEROES #1 ARC
7 219 205 5.06 RACHEL RISING #11 ABS
8 221 229 5.00 WONDERLAND #3 (MR) ZEN
9 223 244 4.96 SPONGEBOB COMICS #12 UNI
10 224 176 4.95 SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #18 BON
11 238 251 4.44 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #76 (MR) BRO
12 240 267 4.38 SIMPSONS COMICS #194 BON
13 241 268 4.38 SONIC UNIVERSE #44 ARC
14 242 250 4.37 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #77 (MR) ZEN
15 244 253 4.32 GFT JUNGLE BOOK #5 (MR) ZEN
16 248 273 4.24 MEGA MAN #17 ARC
17 249 219 4.23 CALL OF WONDERLAND #4 (MR) ZEN
18 259 271 3.92 GFT BAD GIRLS #2 (MR) ZEN
19 266 242 3.77 STUMPTOWN V2 #1 ONI
20 273 281 3.62 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #20 (MR) ZEN
21 278 295 3.42 BART SIMPSON COMICS #75 BON
22 279 282 3.39 FATHOM VOL 4 #7 ASP
23 294 277 3.08 SOULFIRE VOL 4 #2 ASP
24 296 265 3.06 IRRESISTIBLE #2 (MR) ZEN
25 297 283 2.93 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #3 ASP
26 302 290 2.71 IDOLIZED #2 ASP
27 303 345 2.65 LOOKOUTS RIDDLE VOL 01 #1 (C: 1-1-3) CRY
28 304 300 2.64 ATOMIC ROBO FLYING SHE DEVILS O/T PACIFIC #3 RED
29 310 316 2.55 GODSTORM #0 (MR) ZEN
30 313 330 2.51 ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #6 RED
31 314 292 2.50 IRRESISTIBLE #3 (MR) ZEN
32 320 304 2.16 WAKING DREAM END #4 (MR) ZEN
33 322 326 2.03 CHARMED #23 (MR) ZEN
34 326 325 1.97 SIXTH GUN #25 ONI
35 348 406 1.55 SAINT #0 MOO
36 351 302 1.49 BASALDUA & DEBALFO COVER GALLERY ZEN
37 354 369 1.44 DEAD MANS RUN #3 ASP
38 358 354 1.33 ADVENTURES OF A COMIC CON GIRL #2 (MR) ANT
39 363 361 1.29 LAST ZOMBIE BEFORE THE AFTER #1 ANT
40 372 372 1.19 GOLD DIGGER #142 ANT
41 376 376 1.13 GEARHEARTS STEAMPUNK GLAMOR REVUE #4 ANT
42 379 378 1.10 BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #205 ARC
43 380 395 1.07 WESTWARD #1 TOO
44 381 394 1.07 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL FALSE PROPHET #7 (MR) BIG
45 384 337 1.04 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #190 (C: 0-0-1) KEN
46 385 384 1.04 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 VAL
47 387 385 1.02 ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #233 ARC
48 394 393 0.89 ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #20 ARC
49 395 411 0.89 CRITTER #4 BIG
50 396 396 0.88 BAD MEDICINE #5 ONI


QtyRank Overall QtyRank Overall DollarRank Index Title Vendor
1 6 36 3.11 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 01 GEISTHAWK LEG
2 22 57 1.62 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 07 RAN
3 23 43 1.58 LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 05 FAN
4 64 96 1.00 YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 11 HAC
5 67 69 0.95 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 12 ZEN
6 70 116 0.94 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SELECT TP VOL 06 ARC
7 80 85 0.86 ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY TP RAN
8 83 91 0.85 SQUEE TP SLA
9 85 147 0.84 KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES TP VOL 03 ARC
10 107 109 0.67 WET MOON GN VOL 06 (MR) ONI
11 115 177 0.63 WHORE GN (MR) ZEN
12 123 80 0.58 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 ONI
13 130 73 0.54 TEZUKA MESSAGE TO ADOLF GN VOL 01 (MR) RAN
14 141 156 0.52 CHI SWEET HOME GN VOL 09 RAN
15 146 120 0.50 BARBARA GN (MR) DIG
16 154 192 0.47 WHERES MY SHOGGOTH ARA
17 160 211 0.46 AMELIA RULES S&S ED TP VOL 08 HER PERMANENT RECORD POC
18 170 222 0.43 GENSHIKEN SECOND SEASON GN VOL 01 RAN
19 174 114 0.42 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 01 (MR) RAN
20 176 239 0.41 DRAMA GN SCH
21 181 195 0.40 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 02 (MR) ( ST.
22 193 29 0.37 ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY LTD SGN ARTISTS ED HC TIT
23 194 220 0.37 LEGENDS OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL GN ST.
24 213 313 0.34 LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR) TOP
25 218 233 0.33 WASTELAND TP VOL 07 ONI
26 223 180 0.33 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 19 MASSACRE ARC PT 1 HAC
27 224 279 0.33 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 00 (MR) HAC
28 233 294 0.31 TORADORA GN VOL 05 ST.
29 236 226 0.31 KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 38 KEN
30 279 262 0.27 CAVALIER MR THOMPSON A SAM HILL GN FAN
31 284 240 0.26 GUNSLINGER GIRL OMNIBUS TP VOL 05 ST.
32 286 137 0.26 BEATLES GRAPHIC GN DIA
33 287 31 0.26 HOLE OF TANK GIRL SLIPCASED HC COLL ED (MR) RAN
34 312 400 0.25 MILES EDGEWORTH ACE ATTORNEY GN VOL 02 (MR) RAN
35 320 450 0.24 LOEG III CENTURY #2 1969 (MR) TOP
36 330 360 0.24 TYRANT FALLS IN LOVE GN VOL 07 (MR) DIG
37 341 374 0.23 GTO EARLY YEARS GN VOL 14 (MR) RAN
38 347 423 0.22 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE ONI
39 349 196 0.22 DARK COUNTRY HC RAW
40 366 338 0.22 SECRET OF THE STONE FROG HC RAN
41 367 448 0.21 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD ONI
42 384 280 0.21 UNTIL DEATH DO US PART GN VOL 02 HAC
43 388 225 0.20 IS THAT ALL THERE IS TP (MR) FAN
44 390 263 0.20 GENSHIKEN OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 RAN
45 396 296 0.20 CRACKLE OF THE FROST HC (MR) FAN
46 421 503 0.19 BLOODY MONDAY GN VOL 07 RAN
47 435 557 0.19 ADVENTURES IN CARTOONING CHRISTMAS SPECIAL ST.
48 445 291 0.18 UNDERWATER WELDER GN TOP
49 450 394 0.18 KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 37 KEN
50 464 351 0.18 IDEAL DAY TO FALL IN LOVE GN (A) 801