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Elbow -- The Bones of You Not even Riverdale, USA is immune from the zombie apocalypse in Roberto Aquirre Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla's Afterlife With Archie #1 from Archie Comics, the best-selling non-premier comic in October.

BOOM! Studios had five titles in the top ten, led by Adventure Time #21 at #3.

Four publishers each had one title in the top ten — Aspen MLT with Trish Out of Water #1 at #2, Oni Press with Letter 44 #1 at #4, Avatar Press with God Is Dead #2 at #6, and Dynamite Entertainment with Red Sonja #4 at #8.

BOOM! Studios had the month's top non-premier graphic novel with Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Fantagraphics Books, St. Martin's Press, VIZ Media, and Yen Press.

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

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RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 42 58 33.32 JUL130793-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 $2.99 ARC
2 122 306 17.71 AUG131009-M TRISH OUT OF WATER #1 $1.00 ASP
3 147 113 14.57 AUG131132 ADVENTURE TIME #21 $3.99 BOO
4 150 339 14.35 AUG131388-M LETTER 44 #1 $1.00 ONI
5 156 106 13.57 AUG131116 ADVENTURE TIME 2013 SPOOOKTACULAR #1 $4.99 BOO
6 164 128 12.33 AUG131046-M GOD IS DEAD #2 (MR) $3.99 AVA
7 165 168 12.25 MAY130957 REGULAR SHOW #4 $3.99 BOO
8 166 144 12.14 AUG131171-M RED SONJA #4 $3.99 DE
9 171 148 11.78 AUG131143-M SONS OF ANARCHY #2 (MR) $3.99 BOO
10 172 150 11.78 AUG131119 ADVENTURE TIME CANDY CAPERS #4 $3.99 BOO
11 188 179 10.14 AUG131163 CRYPTOZOIC MAN #1 $3.99 DE
12 189 171 10.12 SEP131050-M ASH & THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 $3.99 DE
13 197 192 9.61 AUG131483-M ETERNAL WARRIOR #2 REG JG JONES $3.99 VAL
14 203 182 9.18 AUG131495-M X-O MANOWAR #18 REG CRAIN $3.99 VAL
15 205 184 9.02 AUG131486-M QUANTUM & WOODY #4 REG SOOK $3.99 VAL
16 208 193 8.82 AUG131155-M SHADOW NOW #1 $3.99 DE
17 209 225 8.81 JUL130813-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #253 $2.99 ARC
18 211 189 8.71 JUL131010-M SHADOW #18 $3.99 DE
19 213 206 8.67 AUG131475-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #14 REG EVANS $3.99 VAL
20 215 183 8.62 AUG131042-M UBER #6 (MR) $3.99 AVA
21 217 194 8.57 AUG131489-M HARBINGER #17 REG KITSON $3.99 VAL
22 218 195 8.53 AUG131479-M SHADOWMAN #11 REG MARCUS TO $3.99 VAL
23 219 234 8.49 AUG131003-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #254 $2.99 ARC
24 220 217 8.45 JUL131376-M GFT OZ #3 $2.99 ZEN
25 222 197 8.30 JUN130986-M SHADOW YEAR ONE #6 $3.99 DE
26 227 205 7.87 AUG131492-M BLOODSHOT & HARD CORPS #15 $3.99 VAL
27 228 199 7.80 JUN130837-M EXTINCTION PARADE #3 (MR) $3.99 AVA
28 243 269 7.12 AUG131005-M SONIC UNIVERSE #57 $2.99 ARC
29 255 229 6.55 JUL130733 RACHEL RISING #20 $3.99 ABS
30 258 284 6.49 JUL130810-M MEGA MAN #30 $2.99 ARC
31 265 241 6.05 MAR131096 GAME OF THRONES #17 (MR) $3.99 DE
32 266 177 5.97 JUL131386-M GFT ROBYN HOOD WANTED #5 $5.99 ZEN
33 270 308 5.82 AUG131108 SPONGEBOB COMICS #25 $2.99 UNI
34 272 249 5.74 AUG131184-M SHADOW GREEN HORNET DARK NIGHTS #4 $3.99 DE
35 274 311 5.72 AUG130981-M FOX #1 $2.99 ARC
36 277 312 5.68 AUG131104 SIMPSONS COMICS #206 $2.99 BON
37 279 237 5.64 JUL131400-M GFT WONDERLAND TTLG #1 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
38 280 253 5.62 DEC121018 WARLORD OF MARS #28 (MR) $3.99 DE
39 285 248 5.54 JUL130858-M CROSSED BADLANDS #37 (MR) $3.99 AVA
40 286 267 5.52 AUG131165-M KINGS WATCH #2 $3.99 DE
41 288 260 5.51 AUG131141 ROBOCOP LAST STAND #3 (MR) $3.99 BOO
42 289 252 5.49 JUL130862-M CROSSED BADLANDS #38 (MR) $3.99 AVA
43 290 263 5.48 AUG131206-M MOCKING DEAD #2 $3.99 DE
44 291 300 5.47 AUG131568-M GFT WONDERLAND #16 $2.99 ZEN
45 293 302 5.44 AUG131562-M GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #90 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
46 295 254 5.41 AUG131050-M CROSSED BADLANDS #39 (MR) $3.99 AVA
47 296 305 5.39 JUL131403-M GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #5 $2.99 ZEN
48 297 261 5.30 AUG131054-M CROSSED BADLANDS #40 (MR) $3.99 AVA
49 298 271 5.22 JUN131042-M DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS #7 (MR) $3.99 DE
50 299 273 5.22 JUL130829-M ALL NEW FATHOM #3 $3.99 ASP

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

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RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 13 10 3.36 JUL130961 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE TP $19.99 BOO
2 14 17 3.23 AUG131327 BATTLING BOY GN VOL 01 $15.99 ST.
3 32 131 1.84 JUL131343 HELLO KITTY HERE WE GO GN $7.99 VIZ
4 36 57 1.78 JUN131137 LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 06 $14.99 FAN
5 47 132 1.48 JUL131332 BLEACH TP VOL 58 $9.99 VIZ
6 66 127 1.14 AUG131532 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 15 $11.99 HAC
7 76 46 1.06 AUG131306 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 04 XMAS BEAR MOUNTAIN $28.99 FAN
8 81 50 1.03 AUG131328 BATTLING BOY HC GN $24.99 ST.
9 84 165 1.01 JUL130812 SONIC SAGA TP VOL 04 HOUSE OF CARDS $11.99 ARC
10 85 197 1.00 AUG131149 SUICIDE RISK TP VOL 01 $9.99 BOO
11 89 108 0.97 JUL131418 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 14 $15.99 ZEN
12 97 139 0.93 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
13 100 211 0.93 JUL131334 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
14 109 341 0.88 AUG131408 SMURFS CHRISTMAS GN $5.99 NBM
15 110 145 0.88 AUG131494 BLOODSHOT TP VOL 03 HARBINGER WARS $14.99 VAL
16 112 208 0.87 JUL131181 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 18 $10.99 RAN
17 116 76 0.85 JUN131065 PALOOKAVILLE HC VOL 21 (MR) $21.95 DRA
18 121 49 0.81 AUG131039 UBER ENHANCED HC VOL 01 (MR) $34.99 AVA
19 125 172 0.79 AUG131482 SHADOWMAN TP VOL 02 DARQUE RECKONING $14.99 VAL
20 128 255 0.79 JUL131336 CLAYMORE TP VOL 23 $9.99 VIZ
21 129 482 0.78 JUL131346 POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 12 $4.99 VIZ
22 131 334 0.77 AUG131411 NINJAGO GN VOL 08 DESTINY OF DOOM $6.99 NBM
23 135 112 0.74 MAY131075 TRITON OF THE SEA GN VOL 01 $19.95 DIG
24 141 70 0.72 JUN131134 COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 20 1989-1990 $29.99 FAN
25 142 135 0.71 AUG131312 FRAN HC $19.99 FAN
26 144 287 0.70 JUL131347 POKEMON ADV PLATINUM GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
27 145 288 0.70 JUL131345 POKEMON POCKET COMICS BLACK & WHITE GN $9.99 VIZ
28 147 104 0.69 JUN131224 COURTNEY CRUMRIN SPEC ED HC VOL 04 $24.99 ONI
29 149 237 0.68 FEB130825 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 PLAYING FIRE $11.99 BOO
30 157 113 0.67 AUG131263 WOMAN REBEL MARGARET SANGER STORY HC $21.95 DRA
31 160 178 0.66 AUG131573 GFT VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES TP $15.99 ZEN
32 172 101 0.63 AUG131498 UZUMAKI 3-IN-1 DLX ED HC $27.99 VIZ
33 174 250 0.62 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
34 178 203 0.61 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 TOP
35 179 192 0.61 AUG131574 GFT ZOMBIES AND DEMONS TP $15.99 ZEN
36 181 193 0.60 AUG131572 GFT UNLEASHED TP VOL 02 $15.99 ZEN
37 185 258 0.59 AUG131537 K ON GN VOL 05 $11.99 HAC
38 186 284 0.59 AUG130948 EXPLORER SC VOL 02 LOST ISLANDS $10.95 ABR
39 188 283 0.59 JUL131182 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 30 $10.99 RAN
40 189 176 0.58 JUL130800 ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP VOL 04 $19.99 ARC
41 192 264 0.58 AUG131541 PUELLA MAGI ORIKO MAGICA GN VOL 02 $11.99 HAC
42 194 537 0.57 AUG130992 ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR ITS A DATE TP $5.99 ARC
43 196 158 0.57 MAY130760 MOLLY DANGER HC BOOK 01 $19.95 ACT
44 199 352 0.56 AUG131518 TIGER & BUNNY GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
45 202 247 0.55 APR130964 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
46 205 362 0.55 AUG131511 MAGI GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
47 206 256 0.54 JUL131266 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF JOKER CIRCUS & LIARS GAME VOL 03 (MR) ( $12.99 ST.
48 208 266 0.54 DEC120941 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
49 215 240 0.53 JUN131261 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 06 (MR) ( $13.99 ST.
50 221 294 0.52 AUG131539 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 16 $11.99 HAC

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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.