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The Joker attempts to break Batman's psyche and destroy his relationships with his allies in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman Volume 3: Death of the Family from DC Entertainment, October's best-selling graphic novel.

In total, DC Entertainment had four of the month's top books including The Joker: Death of the Family, a companion volume to Batman Volume 3 at #3; the Batman: Court of Owls Book & Mask Set at #4, and Batman Volume 2: The City of Owls at #7.

Marvel Comics had one title in the top ten, Warren Ellis and Mike McKone's Avengers: Endless Wartime original hardcover graphic novel at #2.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten. Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 6: The Search Part 3 ranked #5, and Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo's Hellboy: The Midnight Circus graphic novel ranked #6.

Image Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles, led by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's Lazarus Book 1: Family at #8. Also in the top ten were both volumes of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga; volume 1 ranked #9 and volume 2 ranked #10.

Finally, among other premier publishers, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony Volume 1: The Magic Begins was the publisher's top selling book for October just outside the top ten at #11.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 9.93 MAY130216 BATMAN HC VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $24.99 DC
2 3 7.24 JUN130674 AVENGERS ENDLESS WARTIME OGN HC $24.99 MAR
3 2 6.91 JUN130256 JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY HC (N52) $29.99 DC
4 4 6.21 MAY130220 BATMAN COURT OF OWLS BOOK & MASK SET (N52) $24.99 DC
5 11 6.06 JUN130051 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 06 SEARCH PART 3 $10.99 DAR
6 8 6.05 JUN130031 HELLBOY MIDNIGHT CIRCUS HC $14.99 DAR
7 6 5.87 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
8 31 4.40 AUG130621 LAZARUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
9 34 4.26 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
10 22 3.80 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
11 48 3.61 JUN130376 MY LITTLE PONY TP VOL 01 THE MAGIC BEGINS $7.99 IDW
12 15 3.57 JUL130704 THANOS RISING TP $17.99 MAR
13 10 3.36 JUL130961 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE TP $19.99 BOO
14 17 3.23 AUG131327 BATTLING BOY GN VOL 01 $15.99 ST.
15 30 3.08 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
16 68 3.07 AUG130826 THOR AND MIGHTY AVENGERS $7.99 MAR
17 29 2.96 JUL130260 FABLES WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND TP $14.99 DC
18 14 2.92 AUG130381 MY LITTLE PONY TALES TP VOL 01 $19.99 IDW
19 12 2.68 JUN130257 BATGIRL HC VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $24.99 DC
20 28 2.67 JUL130229 GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 02 REVENGE OF BLACK HAND (N52) $16.99 DC
21 13 2.63 JUN130260 GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 03 THE END (N52) $24.99 DC
22 27 2.50 JUN130024 BTVS SEASON 9 TP VOL 04 WELCOME TO TEAM $17.99 DAR
23 7 2.47 JUN130286 FABLES ENCYCLOPEDIA DELUXE ED HC (MR) $39.99 DC
24 89 2.47 JUN130021 STAR WARS EWOKS SHADOWS ENDOR GN $7.99 DAR
25 43 2.40 JUL130241 EARTH 2 TP VOL 01 THE GATHERING (N52) $14.99 DC
26 41 2.22 JUL130237 CATWOMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
27 42 2.21 JUL130236 BATGIRL TP VOL 02 KNIGHTFALL DESCENDS (N52) $16.99 DC
28 39 2.21 JUN130012 LAST OF US TP AMERICAN DREAMS $16.99 DAR
29 23 2.08 JUN130268 EARTH 2 HC VOL 02 THE TOWER OF FATE (N52) $24.99 DC
30 26 2.01 JUL130708 THOR GOD OF THUNDER PREM HC VOL 02 GODBOMB $24.99 MAR
31 56 1.99 JUL130239 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 03 DEATH IS FOR SUCKERS (N52) $14.99 DC
32 131 1.84 JUL131343 HELLO KITTY HERE WE GO GN $7.99 VIZ
33 52 1.82 JUL130695 SUPERCROOKS TP (MR) $16.99 MAR
34 73 1.79 AUG130622 MARA TP $12.99 IMA
35 32 1.78 JUL130707 THOR SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
36 57 1.78 JUN131137 LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 06 $14.99 FAN
37 64 1.70 APR130482 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 IMA
38 44 1.69 APR130019 BLACK BEETLE NO WAY OUT HC VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
39 36 1.68 JUL130705 UNCANNY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 APOCALYPSE TWINS $24.99 MAR
40 35 1.63 JUL130501 WALKING DEAD 100 PROJECT LTD ED HC (MR) $24.99 IMA
41 40 1.62 JUL130703 AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 03 PRELUDE TO INFINITY $24.99 MAR
42 125 1.62 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
43 69 1.61 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
44 38 1.61 JUN130263 JLA EARTH 2 DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99 DC
45 47 1.60 JUN130046 MIND MGMT HC VOL 02 FUTURIST $19.99 DAR
46 51 1.60 AUG130888 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 07 $19.99 MAR
47 132 1.48 JUL131332 BLEACH TP VOL 58 $9.99 VIZ
48 25 1.42 JUL130723 MARVEL ZOMBIES TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
49 78 1.39 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
50 116 1.38 AUG130883 CABLE AND X-FORCE TP VOL 02 DEAD OR ALIVE $12.99 MAR
51 91 1.37 JUL130246 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 TP VOL 03 HAUNTED $14.99 DC
52 74 1.36 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
53 37 1.36 JUL130266 LUCIFER TP VOL 02 (MR) $29.99 DC
54 63 1.31 JUL130240 BATMAN ODYSSEY TP $19.99 DC
55 173 1.31 JUL130227 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES THE MAN OF STEEL TP $9.99 DC
56 24 1.30 AUG130432 STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION COMPLETE HC $34.99 IDW
57 65 1.25 AUG130467 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 06 CITY FALL PT 1 $17.99 IDW
58 54 1.23 AUG130874 THOR VS THANOS TP $24.99 MAR
59 103 1.23 AUG130893 SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 03 BIG LEAGUES $15.99 MAR
60 94 1.20 JUL130238 I VAMPIRE TP VOL 03 WAVE OF MUTILATION (N52) $16.99 DC
61 118 1.19 JUL130706 MARVELS THOR TP DARK WORLD PRELUDE $14.99 MAR
62 117 1.19 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
63 83 1.16 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
64 53 1.16 JUN130020 STAR WARS OMNIBUS WILD SPACE TP VOL 02 $24.99 DAR
65 102 1.15 JUL130713 WHAT IF AVX TP $16.99 MAR
66 127 1.14 AUG131532 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 15 $11.99 HAC
67 122 1.14 JUL130247 SUPERMAN DARK KNIGHT OVER METROPOLIS TP $14.99 DC
68 61 1.13 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
69 114 1.10 OCT120252 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52) $16.99 DC
70 130 1.10 AUG130625 MIND THE GAP TP VOL 03 OUT OF BODIES (MR) $14.99 IMA
71 202 1.09 JUL130226 SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL BELIEVE TP $9.99 DC
72 75 1.09 JUL130032 CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 25 EXODUS $19.99 DAR
73 16 1.08 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
74 87 1.07 AUG130887 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES TP DISASSEMBLED $19.99 MAR
75 100 1.06 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
76 46 1.06 AUG131306 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 04 XMAS BEAR MOUNTAIN $28.99 FAN
77 128 1.06 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
78 110 1.04 JUL130712 WOLVERINE MAX TP VOL 02 ESCAPE TO LA $17.99 MAR
79 90 1.04 JUL130264-M SANDMAN ENDLESS NIGHTS TP NEW EDITION (MR) $19.99 DC
80 98 1.03 FEB058406-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
81 50 1.03 AUG131328 BATTLING BOY HC GN $24.99 ST.
82 77 1.03 JUL130299 POWERPUFF GIRLS CLASSICS TP VOL 01 POWER PARTY $19.99 IDW
83 126 1.03 DEC120744 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 MAR
84 165 1.01 JUL130812 SONIC SAGA TP VOL 04 HOUSE OF CARDS $11.99 ARC
85 197 1.00 AUG131149 SUICIDE RISK TP VOL 01 $9.99 BOO
86 88 1.00 MAR130366 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 01 $17.99 IDW
87 71 1.00 JUL110251 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC
88 146 0.99 JUN130064 GANTZ TP VOL 29 (MR) $13.99 DAR
89 108 0.97 JUL131418 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 14 $15.99 ZEN
90 147 0.97 JUL130243 JSA LIBERTY FILES THE WHISTLING SKULL TP $14.99 DC
91 105 0.97 JUL130719 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER TP MAN IN BLACK $19.99 MAR
92 9 0.97 MAY130711 FANTASTIC FOUR BY HICKMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $100.00 MAR
93 157 0.96 SEP120449 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
94 161 0.95 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
95 97 0.94 JUN130058 CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN TP VOL 06 DEATH IN STYGIA $19.99 DAR
96 163 0.93 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
97 139 0.93 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
98 111 0.93 JUL130724 ESSENTIAL THOR TP VOL 07 $19.99 MAR
99 144 0.93 AUG130877 JIM FEATURING SIF TP VOL 02 SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION $15.99 MAR
100 211 0.93 JUL131334 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ

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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.

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Please note that comics that were shipped to comic book retailers on December 28, 2012 with an on-sale date of January 2, 2013 were included in December's sales chart information.

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.