This news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise: “The Walking Dead” ended up being the most successful comic of 2012. The 100th issue that came out in July has topped the list of top-selling comics that Diamond Comics Distributors puts together annually.
The rest of the list was dominated by Marvel Entertainment’s 12-issue “Avengers vs. X-Men” series, which took up eight of the 10 spots in the top 10. The only other non-Marvel mash-up title to grace Diamond’s list was “The Amazing Spider-Man” issue 700, which marked a pretty major turning point for the Spider-Man storyline.
“2012 was a terrific year for comic books and graphic novels,” Diamond CEO Steve Geppi said in a statement. “Our publishers did a tremendous job of creating compelling story lines that comic book fans wanted to see — from Marvel’s ’Avengers vs. X-Men’ followed by its ’Marvel NOW!’ titles later in the year to DC’s powerful New 52 ongoing titles. Add in Dark Horse Comics’ horror line-up, IDW’s ’My Little Pony’ and Image Comics’ creator-driven hits and it was quite a year.”
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