(CBR) For the 2013 year end data, Diamond provided the top 1,000 comics and the top 1,000 trade lists plus a few items in both categories from smaller publishers which fell under the top 1,000 lists. Neither the top 1,000 comics nor the top 1,000 trades lists included index values for the items. I took the total known sales for each issue over the year and used that to calculate the minimum number of estimated units each item on the list sold. As a result, the list stair steps in an odd manner which reflects the data that was and wasn't available from the monthly lists. This year end data is more of a ballpark of how the items sold versus the usual monthly estimates based on the order index for each item.
 
Marvel had 498 of the items list of the top 1,000 comics for 2013 with DC taking another 410 of the slots on the list. Image was a distant third with 49 items followed by Dark Horse with 18 items and IDW Publishing with 15 items. The remaining ten items in the top 1,000 were split across Aspen with 5, Boom! Studios with 2, and Archie Comics, Dynamite Entertainment and Valiant with each of those publisher only landing a single item on the list. On the trades list, DC took 362 of the top 1,000 slots with Marvel a distant second 288 items on the list. Image had 96 items on the list, Dark Horse placed 91 items and IDW another 42. The remaining items were split across another 26 publishers.

Though the numbers in the chart below indicate that "The Walking Dead" #115 and "Justice League of America" #1 both sold 326,951 copies, I don't think we can say they tied for first place. We can say that while we can account for more unit sales for "Justice League of America" #1 from the monthly charts, Diamond reports that "Walking Dead" #115 outsold it. The numbers are my best guess on minimum sales based on the data available. Because of that, I'll stress that since index values were not provided for the year end list like they are for the monthly lists, these estimates are ballpark estimates and not as accurate as the monthly estimates.

Top 100 comics of 2013

Qty Rank Item Code Pub Item Est Min Sales

1

AUG130518-M

Image Comics

Walking Dead (2003) #115

326,951

2

DEC120237-M

DC Comics

Justice League of America (2013) #1

326,951

3

APR130107-M

DC Comics

Superman Unchained (2013) #1

251,493

4

JAN130642-M

Marvel Comics

Guardians of Galaxy (2013) #1

217,947

5

FEB138598-M

Marvel Comics

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #1

209,919

6

JUL138068-M

Marvel Comics

Infinity (2013) #1

209,210

7

FEB130497-M

Marvel Comics

X-Men (2013) #1

183,294

8

JAN130627-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #1

177,461

9

DEC120608-M

Marvel Comics

Uncanny X-Men (2013) #1

177,461

10

MAY130128-M

DC Comics

Superman Unchained (2013) #2

165,754

11

APR130117-M

DC Comics

Batman/Superman (2013) #1

151,075

12

DEC120264-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #17

150,682

13

NOV120190-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #16

145,904

14

JUN138144-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #21

143,939

15

JUL130149-M

DC Comics

Forever Evil (2013) #1

143,939

16

FEB138251-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #18

137,863

17

JUN130176-M

DC Comics

Superman Unchained (2013) #3

136,319

18

MAY130151-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #22

132,140

19

OCT130650-M

Marvel Comics

Origin II (2013) #1

132,140

20

FEB130151-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #19

132,140

21

JUN130199-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #23

129,036

22

JUL130565-M

Marvel Comics

Infinity (2013) #2

129,036

23

MAR130201-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #20

129,036

24

OCT130656-M

Marvel Comics

Avengers (2012) #24

127,465

25

JUL130570-M

Marvel Comics

Infinity (2013) #3

125,602

26

SEP130143-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #25

125,602

27

AUG130235-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #24

124,658

28

MAR138357-M

Marvel Comics

Thanos Rising (2013) #1

119,442

29

NOV120628-M

Marvel Comics

New Avengers (2013) #1

119,442

30

JAN130653-M

Marvel Comics

Wolverine (2012) #1

119,442

31

DEC128234-M

Marvel Comics

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #2

119,442

32

NOV120161-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #16

119,442

33

OCT130190-M

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #26

119,442

34

SEP130227-M

DC Comics

Harley Quinn (2013) #0

119,201

35

FEB138446-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #2

114,778

36

APR130589-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #10

114,778

37

JUN138143-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #22

114,778

38

AUG130159-M

DC Comics

Forever Evil (2013) #2

113,924

39

JUL130658-M

Marvel Comics

X-Men: Battle of the Atom (2013) #1

113,924

40

AUG130735-M

Marvel Comics

Infinity (2013) #4

113,008

41

SEP130740-M

Marvel Comics

Amazing X-Men (2013) #1

112,337

42

MAY130589-M

Marvel Comics

Guardians of Galaxy (2013) #5

110,611

43

AUG130325-M

DC Comics

Sandman Overture (2013) #1

110,611

44

FEB138467-M

Image Comics

Jupiters Legacy (2013) #1

110,611

45

JUL130186

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #23.2

110,611

46

FEB138542-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #3

110,611

47

JUL130185

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #23.1

110,611

48

FEB138599-M

Marvel Comics

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #3

110,611

49

DEC128162-M

Marvel Comics

Savage Wolverine (2013) #1

110,611

50

AUG130740-M

Marvel Comics

Infinity (2013) #5

110,611

51

DEC120174-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #17

110,611

52

AUG130213-M

DC Comics

Superman Unchained (2013) #4

110,611

53

SEP130164-M

DC Comics

Forever Evil (2013) #3

105,755

54

JUN130154-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #23

103,936

55

MAY130155

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #2

102,472

56

FEB138600-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #4

102,472

57

FEB130121-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #19

102,472

58

JUL138301-M

DC Comics

Batman/Superman (2013) #2

102,472

59

JUL130582-M

Marvel Comics

Mighty Avengers (2013) #1

102,472

60

JAN138376-M

DC Comics

Batman Incorporated (2012) #8

102,472

61

JAN130205-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #18

102,472

62

MAR138132-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #5

100,292

63

SEP130661-M

Marvel Comics

Infinity (2013) #6

100,292

64

JAN138235-M

Marvel Comics

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #4

99,350

65

AUG130172-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #24

99,350

66

FEB130480-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #6

99,350

67

OCT130115-M

DC Comics

Forever Evil (2013) #4

99,350

68

MAR130173-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #20

97,674

69

FEB130472-M

Image Comics

Walking Dead (2003) #109

96,662

70

DEC120614-M

Marvel Comics

Uncanny X-Men (2013) #2

96,662

71

DEC128333-M

Marvel Comics

Uncanny Avengers (2012) #3

96,662

72

MAR130600-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #7

96,662

73

FEB138324-M

Marvel Comics

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #5

96,321

74

MAR130603-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #8

96,321

75

JUL130188

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #23.4

96,321

76

SEP130208-M

DC Comics

Superman Unchained (2013) #5

96,321

77

JUN130146-M

DC Comics

Justice League of America (2013) #7

94,940

78

AUG130187-M

DC Comics

Superman/Wonder Woman (2013) #1

94,940

79

APR130586-M

Marvel Comics

Age of Ultron (2013) #9

94,923

80

JAN130195-M

DC Comics

Justice League of America (2013) #2

94,923

81

DEC128228-M

Marvel Comics

Avengers (2012) #3

94,923

82

APR130137-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #21

94,923

83

JUL138227-M

DC Comics

Justice League of America (2013) #6

94,923

84

MAR130615-M

Marvel Comics

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #9

94,003

85

SEP130170-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #25

94,003

86

FEB138321-M

Marvel Comics

All New X-Men (2012) #8

92,486

87

FEB130512-M

Marvel Comics

Guardians of Galaxy (2013) #2

92,486

88

JUL130578-M

Marvel Comics

Avengers (2012) #19

92,486

89

OCT130185-M

DC Comics

Harley Quinn (2013) #1

92,288

90

JUL130187

DC Comics

Batman (2011) #23.3

92,288

91

NOV120202-M

DC Comics

Detective Comics (2011) #16

92,288

92

JUN130193-M

DC Comics

Batman/Superman (2013) #3

90,591

93

DEC120597-M

Marvel Comics

Guardians of Galaxy (2013) #0.1

90,591

94

OCT130121-M

DC Comics

Justice League (2011) #26

90,591

95

FEB138450-M

Marvel Comics

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #6

89,177

96

DEC128326-M

Marvel Comics

All New X-Men (2012) #7

89,177

97

NOV120623-M

Marvel Comics

Uncanny X-Force (2013) #1

89,177

98

NOV120657-M

Marvel Comics

Uncanny Avengers (2012) #4

89,177

99

JAN130641

Marvel Comics

Superior Spider-Man (2013)

89,177

100

JUL130618-M

Marvel Comics

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #17

89,177

Top 50 Trade Paperbacks of 2013

Qty Rank Item Code Pub Item Format Est Sales

1

AUG120491

Image Comics

Saga v1

Trade Paperback

60,648

2

NOV128157

Image Comics

Walking Dead v1

Trade Paperback

55,631

3

APR130443

Image Comics

Saga v2

Trade Paperback

45,190

4

APR130482

Image Comics

Walking Dead v18

Trade Paperback

39,706

5

SEP088204

Image Comics

Walking Dead v2

Trade Paperback

32,757

6

SEP130566

Image Comics

Walking Dead v19

Trade Paperback

27,624

7

DEC120744

Marvel Comics

Hawkeye v1

Trade Paperback

24,399

8

DEC120323

DC Comics

Batman v1

Trade Paperback

24,271

9

NOV070226

DC Comics

Batman the Killing Joke

Hardcover

23,366

10

NOV082245

Image Comics

Walking Dead v3

Trade Paperback

22,585

11

SEP120449

Image Comics

Walking Dead v17

Trade Paperback

21,317

12

SEP120922

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time v1

Trade Paperback

19,349

13

SEP088205

Image Comics

Walking Dead v4

Trade Paperback

17,934

14

MAY130216

DC Comics

Batman v3

Hardcover

17,847

15

OCT120252

DC Comics

Justice League v1

Trade Paperback

17,299

16

NOV120259

DC Comics

Batman v2

Hardcover

16,503

17

MAY090178

DC Comics

Batman Hush Complete

Trade Paperback

16,439

18

DEC120941

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time v2

Trade Paperback

16,439

19

SEP088206

Image Comics

Walking Dead v5

Trade Paperback

16,439

20

NOV118095

DC Comics

Batman Dark Knight Returns

Trade Paperback

16,439

21

OCT120296

DC Comics

Fables v18

Trade Paperback

16,439

22

MAR130726

Marvel Comics

Hawkeye v2

Trade Paperback

16,439

23

JUN130466

Image Comics

East of West v1

Trade Paperback

16,439

24

NOV120020

Dark Horse

Avatar Last Airbender v4

Trade Paperback

16,439

25

MAR092419

Image Comics

Walking Dead Compendium v1

Trade Paperback

16,439

26

DEC121247

Top Shelf

Nemo Heart of Ice

Hardcover

16,439

27

OCT120247

DC Comics

Batman the Night of the Owls (N52)

Hardcover

16,439

28

JUL110251

DC Comics

Batman the Long Halloween

Trade Paperback

16,439

29

JAN130771

Marvel Comics

Avengers vs X Men Avx

Trade Paperback

16,439

30

JUL100259

DC Comics

Sandman v1

Trade Paperback

16,439

31

MAR130727

Marvel Comics

Deadpool v1

Trade Paperback

16,439

32

SEP088207

Image Comics

Walking Dead v6

Trade Paperback

16,439

33

FEB130825

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time Original v1

Graphic Novel

16,439

34

JUN120470

Image Comics

Manhattan Projects v1

Trade Paperback

16,439

35

AUG120709

Marvel Comics

Deadpool Kills Marvel Universe

Trade Paperback

16,439

36

JUN130256

DC Comics

Joker Death of the Family (N52)

Hardcover

16,439

37

SEP120233

DC Comics

Justice League v2

Hardcover

16,439

38

FEB058406-M

DC Comics

Watchmen

Trade Paperback

16,439

39

SEP088208

Image Comics

Walking Dead v7

Trade Paperback

16,439

40

NOV058130

DC Comics

Superman Red Son

Trade Paperback

16,439

41

OCT060163

DC Comics

Batman Year One

Deluxe Softcover

16,439

42

MAR130020

Dark Horse

Avatar Last Airbender v5

Trade Paperback

16,439

43

JAN130500

Image Comics

Manhattan Projects v2

Trade Paperback

16,439

44

FEB082136

Image Comics

Walking Dead v8

Trade Paperback

16,439

45

AUG120686

Marvel Comics

Kick Ass 2

Trade Paperback

16,439

46

APR120487

Image Comics

Walking Dead v16

Trade Paperback

16,439

47

FEB120285

DC Comics

Fables v1

Trade Paperback

16,439

48

JUL130235

DC Comics

Batman v2

Trade Paperback

16,439

49

MAR130366

IDW Publishing

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic v1

Trade Paperback

16,439

50

APR130964

Boom! Studios

Adventure Time v3

Trade Paperback

16,439

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