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The Ministry of Ag & FishAspen continued their 10th-anniversary celebration in August with Frank Mastromauro and Marco Lorenzana's sci-fi thriller Overtaken #1, the best-selling non-premier comic book in August.

BOOM! Studios had three titles in the top ten — Adventure Time #19 at #2, Adventure Time: Candy Capers #2 at #4, and Regular Show #3 at #5.

Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja #2 ranked #3 and Lords of Mars #1 ranked #8.

Valiant Entertainment had three titles in the top ten — Quantum & Woody #2 ranked #6, Harbinger #15 ranked #7, and Bloodshot #0 ranked #9.

Rouding out the top ten, Zenescope Entertainment's Grimm Fairy Tales: Oz #2 ranked #10.

Dynamite Entertainment's Masks, the collected edition of Chris Roberson's epic crossover between the classic pulp heroes, was August's top-selling non-premier graphic novel.

Other publishers with books in the top ten include Archie Comics, Fantagraphics Books, NBM, Valiant Entertainment, VIZ Media, and Yen Press.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 71 226 21.25 JUN130782-M OVERTAKEN #1 $1.00 ASP
2 107 78 15.48 JUN130920 ADVENTURE TIME #19 $3.99 BOO
3 116 84 14.29 JUN130958-M RED SONJA #2 JENNY FRISON $3.99 DE
4 122 95 13.30 JUN130925 ADVENTURE TIME CANDY CAPERS #2 $3.99 BOO
5 128 120 12.48 APR130957 REGULAR SHOW #3 $3.99 BOO
6 147 135 10.00 JUN131320-M QUANTUM & WOODY #2 REG SOOK $3.99 VAL
7 155 134 9.43 JUN131326-M HARBINGER #15 REG KITSON $3.99 VAL
8 157 137 9.04 JUN130943-M LORDS OF MARS #1 (MR) $3.99 DE
9 161 144 8.81 JUN131317-M BLOODSHOT #0 REG BULLOCK $3.99 VAL
10 163 174 8.67 JUN131380-M GFT OZ #2 $2.99 ZEN
11 166 142 8.59 JUN131323-M X-O MANOWAR #16 REG ZIRCHER $3.99 VAL
12 178 160 7.78 JUN131332-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #12 REG LUPACCHINO $3.99 VAL
13 179 180 7.77 JUN130889 ROBOCOP LAST STAND #1 (MR) $3.99 BOO
14 181 161 7.72 JUN131330-M SHADOWMAN #9 REG JOHNSON $3.99 VAL
15 186 166 7.40 MAY131016 SHADOW #16 $3.99 DE
16 188 168 7.32 MAY130886-M EXTINCTION PARADE #2 (MR) $3.99 AVA
17 191 222 7.21 JUN130775-M SONIC UNIVERSE #55 $2.99 ARC
18 193 172 7.17 MAY131048-M BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #3 (MR) $3.99 DE
19 200 181 6.83 JUN130983-M SHADOW GREEN HORNET DARK NIGHTS #2 $3.99 DE
20 209 241 6.55 MAY130819-M MEGA MAN #28 $2.99 ARC
21 211 200 6.39 JUN130914 HEROBEAR & THE KID INHERITANCE #1 $3.99 BOO
22 214 236 6.15 JUN131397-M GFT NO TOMORROW #1 $2.99 ZEN
23 215 192 6.10 JAN131095 GAME OF THRONES #16 (MR) $3.99 DE
24 218 198 5.96 JUN131015-M MISS FURY #5 $3.99 DE
25 220 201 5.91 JUN130956-M LADY RAWHIDE #1 $3.99 DE
26 223 209 5.78 JUN131036-M GRIMM #4 $3.99 DE
27 227 213 5.68 JUN130789-M ALL NEW FATHOM #2 $3.99 ASP
28 228 250 5.66 MAY131375-M GFT WONDERLAND #13 $2.99 ZEN
29 229 189 5.63 JUN131170-M BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY #1 $3.99 HER
30 230 206 5.62 MAY130896-M CROSSED BADLANDS #34 (MR) $3.99 AVA
31 231 170 5.53 MAY130951-M ADVENTURE TIME SUMMER SPECIAL 2013 #1 $4.99 BOO
32 234 219 5.50 JUN130909 BRAVEST WARRIORS #11 $3.99 BOO
33 235 220 5.47 APR131049-M DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS #5 (MR) $3.99 DE
34 236 264 5.46 JUN130881 SPONGEBOB COMICS #23 $2.99 UNI
35 238 265 5.38 JUN130877 SIMPSONS COMICS #205 $2.99 BON
36 241 225 5.34 JUN131002-M MARK WAID GREEN HORNET #5 $3.99 DE
37 242 229 5.25 JUN130821-M CROSSED BADLANDS #35 (MR) $3.99 AVA
38 245 233 5.15 JUN131031-M PATHFINDER GOBLINS #1 $3.99 DE
39 246 235 5.14 JUN131028-M UNCANNY #3 $3.99 DE
40 248 261 5.11 JUN131401-M GFT REALM KNIGHTS #1 $2.99 ZEN
41 250 149 5.03 JUN131384-M GFT 2013 SPECIAL ED (UNLEASHED PT5) $5.99 ZEN
42 251 239 4.97 JUN131227-M HELHEIM #6 (MR) $3.99 ONI
43 252 238 4.96 APR131058 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #28 (MR) $3.99 DE
44 254 280 4.87 JUN130879 FUTURAMA COMICS #68 $2.99 BON
45 255 269 4.82 MAY131373-M GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #3 $2.99 ZEN
46 256 237 4.74 JUN130842-M GEORGE RR MARTIN SKIN TRADE #2 (MR) $3.99 AVA
47 257 271 4.70 JUN131405-M GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #88 $2.99 ZEN
48 260 258 4.65 JUN130905 SUICIDE RISK #4 $3.99 BOO
49 261 251 4.55 JUN130966-M VAMPIRELLA SOUTHERN GOTHIC #1 $3.99 DE
50 263 263 4.48 JUN130896 SIX GUN GORILLA #3 $3.99 BOO

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 11 58 2.17 MAY131322 NARUTO TP VOL 62 $9.99 VIZ
2 21 28 1.79 JUN130709 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 03 CEMETERY SONGS $16.99 ABS
3 24 43 1.67 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 TOP
4 35 19 1.50 JUN130811 CROSSED TP VOL 06 (MR) $24.99 AVA
5 47 26 1.27 JUN130807 ALAN MOORE FASHION BEAST TP (MR) $24.99 AVA
6 56 77 1.09 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
7 72 52 0.92 JUN130982 MASKS TP VOL 01 $24.99 DE
8 74 111 0.92 JUN131325 X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 03 PLANET DEATH $14.99 VAL
9 83 174 0.84 JUN130761 BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 03 $9.99 ARC
10 84 177 0.83 MAY131332 POKEMON ADV HEARTGOLD & SOULSILVER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
11 93 189 0.78 MAY131321 BAKUMAN TP VOL 20 $9.99 VIZ
12 94 42 0.77 APR131131 PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 07 1949-1950 $35.00 FAN
13 104 372 0.73 MAY131334 POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 11 $4.99 VIZ
14 106 201 0.72 MAY131324 MAGI GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
15 109 103 0.69 JUN131378 KINGDOM HEARTS II TP VOL 02 $19.00 HAC
16 112 307 0.68 JUN131211 SMURFS GN VOL 16 AEROSMURF $5.99 NBM
17 115 99 0.67 FEB138154 GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU HC $19.95 TOP
18 116 143 0.67 APR130964 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
19 121 146 0.64 DEC120941 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
20 127 133 0.61 MAY131388 GFT JUNGLE BOOK TP VOL 02 LAST O/T SPECIES $15.99 ZEN
21 132 148 0.60 MAY131069 GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS TP VOL 07 GREEN FIELDS BEYOND (MR) $16.99 DE
22 133 163 0.60 MAY131253 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF HEARTS CLOCKMAKERS STORY GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.99 ST.
23 140 5 0.57 APR130755 STRANGERS IN PARADISE OMNIBUS SC ED $100.00 ABS
24 141 91 0.56 APR130799 RUBICON HC (MR) $24.95 ARA
25 145 175 0.55 MAY131319 TEZUKA TWIN KNIGHT GN VOL 01 $13.95 RAN
26 147 236 0.54 JUL131419 ANGEL FALLING GN (MR) $9.99 ZEN
27 148 210 0.54 MAY131183 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 28 $10.99 RAN
28 151 299 0.53 JUN131215 DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 12 LOST TREASURE $7.99 NBM
29 155 124 0.52 DEC121112 CHILDREN OF PALOMAR HC $22.99 FAN
30 160 96 0.51 MAY131142 EC AL FELDSTEIN CHILD OF TOMORROW HC $28.99 FAN
31 163 144 0.50 MAR130946 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE & THE SCREAM QUEENS TP VOL 01 $19.99 BOO
32 170 205 0.48 MAY131254 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 08 $12.99 ST.
33 174 229 0.48 MAY131335 TIGER & BUNNY COMIC ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ
34 180 213 0.46 JUN131369 JUDGE GN VOL 01 $12.99 HAC
35 182 115 0.45 MAR131164 EC JOHNNY CRAIG FALL GUY FOR MURDER HC $28.99 FAN
36 186 152 0.45 JUN130742 THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR HC $19.95 ARA
37 189 168 0.44 MAY131337 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3IN1 ED TP VOL 04 $19.99 VIZ
38 197 162 0.42 JUN131183 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER OMNIBUS VOL 02 $19.99 RAN
39 215 218 0.38 MAY130950 DAMNED TP VOL 01 $16.99 BOO
40 221 188 0.37 JUN131377 KINGDOM HEARTS II TP VOL 01 $19.00 HAC
41 226 196 0.37 MAY131141 END O/T F$$$ING WORLD GN (MR) $19.99 FAN
42 229 199 0.36 APR131063 RED SONJA TP VOL 11 ECHOES OF WAR $19.99 DE
43 231 379 0.36 MAY131326 HAPPY MARRIAGE GN VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
44 233 269 0.35 MAR128109 BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01 OUT BONEVILLE $12.99 SCH
45 234 256 0.35 JUN131368 BUNNY DROP GN VOL 09 $13.99 HAC
46 235 438 0.35 MAY131205 POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE GN VOL 03 PANIC PARADE $7.99 NBM
47 236 306 0.35 JUN131371 PUELLA MAGI KAZUMI MAGICA GN VOL 02 INNOCENT MALICE $11.99 HAC
48 237 257 0.35 MAY131258 SACRED BLACKSMITH GN VOL 02 (MR) $13.99 ST.
49 238 112 0.34 JUN130808 ALAN MOORE FASHION BEAST HC (MR) $32.99 AVA
50 239 198 0.34 MAY131257 KANOKON GN COLL ED VOL 02 $18.99 ST.

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

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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.