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Uncanny X-Force #1

X-Men Wolverine and Archangel join forces and recruit a new covert strike team when longtime foe Apocalypse resurfaces in Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña's new ongoing series, Uncanny X-Force #1, giving Marvel Comics the best-selling comic book in October.

Including Uncanny X-Force, Marvel Comics had five of the top ten best-selling comics in October. A trilogy of Avengers books took spots #7 through #9 — New Avengers #5 from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Stuart Immonen ranked #7, followed by Bendis and John Romita, Jr.'s Avengers #6 at #8, and Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato's Secret Avengers #6 at #9. Rounding out the top ten at #10 was Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s Kick-Ass 2 #1, the highly-anticipated continuation of the creator-owned series from Marvel's Icon imprint that spawned a theatrical film adaptation from Lionsgate earlier this year.

DC Comics also had five of the top ten best-selling comics titles for October. Grant Morrison's Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #5, chronicling Batman's amnesiac adventures through time, led the way at #2. The biweekly Brightest Day series continued its best-selling run, with issue #11 ranked #3 and issue #12 ranked #4. Green Lantern #58 ranked #5, and Batman and Robin #15, Grant Morrison's penultimate issue on the title, ranked #6.

Among other Premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Buffy the Vampire Slayer #37, the second part of Joss Whedon's "The Last Gleaming," the finale to the Season 8 storyline, ranked #32, was the publisher's top-selling book in October. True Blood #4, based on HBO's hit vampire series, was IDW Publishing's top book at #61. Finally, The Walking Dead #78, Robert Kirkman's best-selling zombie series (and now a television series on AMC), was Image Comics' top book in Ocotber, ranked #71 for the month.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2010

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 268.09 AUG100524-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #1 $3.99 MAR
2 2 241.09 JUN100157-M BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #5 $3.99 DC 
3 7 234.97 AUG100111-M BRIGHTEST DAY #11 $2.99 DC 
4 9 230.96 AUG100113-M BRIGHTEST DAY #12 $2.99 DC 
5 11 228.81 JUL100114-M GREEN LANTERN #58 $2.99 DC 
6 13 224.74 JUN100155-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #15 $2.99 DC 
7 4 205.78 AUG100566-M NEW AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR
8 5 205.35 AUG100562 AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
9 6 192.34 AUG100563-M SECRET AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
10 17 182.99 JUN100640-M KICK-ASS 2 #1 (MR) $2.99 MAR
11 8 178.76 AUG100641-M X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR
12 12 177.19 AUG100634-M WOLVERINE #2 $3.99 MAR
13 10 174.51 AUG100646-M UNCANNY X-MEN #529 $3.99 MAR
14 20 170.45 AUG100119-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #53 $2.99 DC 
15 3 167.31 AUG100129-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50 $4.99 DC 
16 24 162.93 AUG100555-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #646 $2.99 MAR
17 23 162.04 AUG100135 BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME BATMAN & ROBIN #1 $2.99 DC 
18 28 158.96 AUG100553-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #645 $2.99 MAR
19 16 143.10 AUG100626-M THOR #616 $3.99 MAR
20 15 141.53 AUG100121-M GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #3 $3.99 DC 
21 31 141.45 JUL100156-M SUPERMAN #703 $2.99 DC 
22 19 139.45 AUG100550-M ULTIMATE COMICS THOR #1 $3.99 MAR
23 18 136.76 AUG100577-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #611 $3.99 MAR
24 35 134.92 AUG100648-M X-MEN LEGACY #241 $2.99 MAR
25 22 133.02 AUG100529-M CARNAGE #1 $3.99 MAR
26 14 132.59 AUG100115-M UNTOLD TALES OF BLACKEST NIGHT #1 $4.99 DC 
27 37 131.02 AUG100156-M SUPERMAN #704 $2.99 DC 
28 21 130.10 AUG100586-M SHADOWLAND #4 $3.99 MAR
29 39 127.56 AUG100606-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #31 $2.99 MAR
30 41 121.56 AUG100136 BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME RED ROBIN #1 $2.99 DC 
31 44 121.00 AUG100584-M DAREDEVIL #511 SL $2.99 MAR
32 42 120.59 AUG100038-M BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER #37 LAST GLEAMING PT 2 $2.99 DAR
33 25 120.35 AUG100598-M HULK #26 $3.99 MAR
34 27 120.19 JUL100528 ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #4 $3.99 MAR
35 26 118.55 AUG100158-M ACTION COMICS #894 $3.99 DC 
36 45 118.26 AUG100123-M GREEN ARROW #5 $2.99 DC 
37 47 115.39 AUG100594-M FANTASTIC FOUR #584 THREE $2.99 MAR
38 49 114.49 AUG100662 SUPERIOR #1 $2.99 MAR
39 29 110.93 AUG100600-M INCREDIBLE HULKS #614 $3.99 MAR
40 50 109.10 AUG100137 BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME BATGIRL #1 $2.99 DC 
41 53 108.37 AUG100637-M DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #2 $2.99 MAR
42 30 108.00 AUG100547 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #3 $3.99 MAR
43 56 104.85 AUG100187-M WONDER WOMAN #604 $2.99 DC 
44 169 103.51 AUG100918 WARLORD OF MARS #1 $1.00 DE
45 32 103.02 AUG100602 INCREDIBLE HULKS #615 $3.99 MAR
46 58 101.51 AUG100139 BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME CATWOMAN #1 $2.99 DC 
47 34 100.00 AUG100151 DETECTIVE COMICS #870 $3.99 DC 
48 61 99.52 AUG100125-M JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #11 $2.99 DC 
49 60 99.46 AUG100177 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #44 $2.99 DC 
50 62 99.03 AUG100141 BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME ORACLE #1 $2.99 DC 
51 36 98.97 AUG100148-M BATMAN ODYSSEY #4 $3.99 DC 
52 64 98.90 AUG100639-M X-23 #2 $2.99 MAR
53 67 97.63 AUG100542-M DEADPOOL #28 $2.99 MAR
54 65 97.42 AUG100127-M JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #12 $2.99 DC 
55 38 97.15 AUG100549 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 MAR
56 66 97.02 AUG100142 BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME RAS AL GHUL #1 $2.99 DC 
57 46 96.73 AUG100581-M CHAOS WAR #1 $3.99 MAR
58 69 93.00 AUG100140 BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME COMMISSIONER GORDON #1 $2.99 DC 
59 70 92.65 AUG100138 BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME OUTSIDERS #1 $2.99 DC 
60 43 92.41 AUG100624 STEVE ROGERS SUPER-SOLDIER #4 $3.99 MAR
61 33 92.40 AUG100326-M TRUE BLOOD #4 $3.99 IDW
62 74 91.09 AUG100616-M SHIELD #4 $2.99 MAR
63 72 88.98 AUG100162 SUPERMAN BATMAN #77 $2.99 DC 
64 81 87.66 AUG100569-M AVENGERS ACADEMY #5 $2.99 MAR
65 79 85.72 AUG100589 THUNDERBOLTS #149 SL $2.99 MAR
66 48 84.78 AUG100164-M LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #6 $3.99 DC 
67 80 84.43 AUG100154 BATMAN BEYOND #5 $2.99 DC 
68 51 83.01 AUG100625 THANOS IMPERATIVE #5 $3.99 MAR
69 52 82.34 AUG100583 CHAOS WAR #2 $3.99 MAR
70 55 81.79 AUG100657 DEADPOOLMAX #1 (MR) $3.99 MAR
71 86 78.34 AUG100493 WALKING DEAD #78 (MR) $2.99 IMA
72 57 77.47 AUG100109-M TEEN TITANS #88 $3.99 DC 
73 92 77.22 AUG100650 X-FACTOR #210 $2.99 MAR
74 90 76.89 AUG100134 TITANS #28 $2.99 DC 
75 94 75.76 AUG100651 NEW MUTANTS #18 $2.99 MAR
76 68 71.05 AUG100163 ADVENTURE COMICS #519 $3.99 DC 
77 97 69.32 AUG100619 SECRET WARRIORS #21 $2.99 MAR
78 73 68.91 AUG100588 SHADOWLAND SPIDER-MAN #1 SL $3.99 MAR
79 71 67.86 AUG100167-M DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #6 $3.99 DC 
80 100 66.83 AUG100159 SUPERGIRL #57 $2.99 DC 
81 77 66.50 AUG100630 THOR FOR ASGARD #3 $3.99 MAR
82 101 65.67 AUG100185-M ZATANNA #6 $2.99 DC 
83 75 65.49 AUG100645 X-MEN CURSE OF MUTANTS X-MEN VS VAMPIRES #2 $3.99 MAR
84 76 65.41 AUG100548 ULTIMATE COMICS MYSTERY #4 $3.99 MAR
85 103 64.38 AUG100155 RED HOOD LOST DAYS #5 $2.99 DC 
86 78 63.95 AUG100175 TIME MASTERS VANISHING POINT #4 $3.99 DC 
87 54 63.09 AUG100150 BATMAN HIDDEN TREASURES #1 $4.99 DC 
88 40 61.87 AUG100178 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA 80 PAGE GIANT 2010 #1 $5.99 DC 
89 84 61.42 JUL100245 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #7 (MR) $3.99 DC 
90 107 61.30 AUG100146-M KNIGHT & SQUIRE #1 $2.99 DC 
91 59 60.46 AUG100161 SUPERMAN THE LAST FAMILY OF KRYPTON #3 $4.99 DC 
92 87 59.25 AUG100604-M INVADERS NOW #2 $3.99 MAR
93 88 59.13 AUG100631-M LOKI #1 $3.99 MAR
94 63 59.09 AUG100160 SUPERGIRL ANNUAL #2 $4.99 DC 
95 91 57.45 AUG100180 JSA ALL STARS #11 $3.99 DC 
96 112 57.12 AUG100184 SECRET SIX #26 $2.99 DC 
97 102 56.95 JUL100652-M INCOGNITO BAD INFLUENCES #1 (MR) $3.50 MAR
98 83 56.62 AUG100940 BOYS #47 (MR) $3.99 DE
99 93 56.05 AUG100176 JLA THE 99 #1 $3.99 DC 
100 115 55.10 AUG100255 FABLES #99 (MR) $2.99 DC 

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