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Top 100 Graphic Novels: August 2014

Jim Starlin returns to his creation Thanos in his original graphic novel for Marvel Comics, Thanos: The Infinity Revelation, the best-selling graphic novel of August.

In total, Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten, including Deadpool Vs. Carnage at #3 and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers at #6.

DC Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Bill Willingham's Fables Volume 20: Camelot at #2. Also in the top ten were Trillium at #4, Geoff Johns and Gary Franks' Batman: Earth One at #5, and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen at #8.

All three volumes of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga from Image Comics also placed in the top ten; volume 3 ranked #7, volume #1 ranked #9, and volume #2 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony Volume 3: The Return of Harmony was their top book at #19. Finally, Wendy and Richard Pini's The Complete ElfQuest Volume 1: The Original Quest was Dark Horse Comics' best-selling book at #22.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 8.64 APR140765 THANOS INFINITY REVELATION OGN HC $24.99 MAR
2 2 7.46 MAY140403 FABLES TP VOL 20 CAMELOT (MR) $19.99 DC
3 3 5.02 MAY140932 DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE TP $16.99 MAR
4 8 4.09 MAY140407 TRILLIUM TP (MR) $16.99 DC
5 11 4.07 MAY140376 BATMAN EARTH ONE TP $12.99 DC
6 7 3.60 JAN140800 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 MAR
7 15 3.47 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
8 18 3.46 JUL080172 WATCHMEN HC $39.99 DC
9 50 3.04 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
10 27 2.85 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
11 6 2.70 FEB141355 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 05 $24.99 ONI
12 22 2.65 MAY141023 DEATH OF ARCHIE LIFE CELEBRATED TP $14.99 ARC
13 12 2.61 MAY140936 LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 01 TRUST ME $19.99 MAR
14 23 2.53 MAY140369 BATMAN INCORPORATED TP VOL 02 GOTHAMS MOST WANTED (N52) $16.99 DC
15 26 2.45 MAY140367 FLASH TP VOL 03 GORILLA WARFARE (N52) $16.99 DC
16 40 2.42 JUN141304 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 13 $10.99 RAN
17 4 2.31 MAY140942 DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 04 $34.99 MAR
18 30 2.23 MAY140933 PUNISHER TP VOL 01 BLACK AND WHITE $17.99 MAR
19 96 2.15 MAY140489 MY LITTLE PONY TP VOL 03 RETURN OF HARMONY $7.99 IDW
20 25 2.11 MAY140373 GREEN LANTERN WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN TP (N52) $19.99 DC
21 43 2.08 MAY140366 CONSTANTINE TP VOL 02 BLIGHT (N52) $14.99 DC
22 10 2.08 APR140073 COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 01 ORIGINAL QUEST $24.99 DAR
23 9 2.06 APR140786 GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
24 37 2.03 MAY140365 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 04 THE REBIRTH OF EVIL (N52) $16.99 DC
25 51 1.97 MAY140379 DC UNIVERSE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP $14.99 DC
26 52 1.97 MAY140370 SUPERMAN TP VOL 03 FURY AT WORLDS END (N52) $14.99 DC
27 69 1.86 JUN141303 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
28 72 1.86 MAY140981 FILLER BUNNY COLLECTED WORKS TP $11.95 SLA
29 60 1.86 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
30 45 1.84 MAY140934 WINTER SOLDIER TP BITTER MARCH $16.99 MAR
31 57 1.82 MAY140946 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 06 $15.99 MAR
32 34 1.80 MAY140409 PREACHER TP BOOK 05 (MR) $19.99 DC
33 104 1.77 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
34 24 1.72 APR140265 FLASH HC VOL 04 REVERSE (N52) $24.99 DC
35 55 1.70 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
36 108 1.69 JUN140504 FUSE TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
37 33 1.65 MAR141297 BUNKER TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 ONI
38 66 1.63 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
39 73 1.60 MAY140652 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
40 59 1.60 MAY140931 X-FORCE TP VOL 01 DIRTY TRICKS $17.99 MAR
41 116 1.58 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
42 75 1.54 JUN140735 FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 01 FALL OF FANTASTIC FOUR $15.99 MAR
43 67 1.51 MAY140377 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED TP VOL 03 $16.99 DC
44 68 1.50 MAY140372 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 04 GODS MONSTERS (N52) $16.99 DC
45 63 1.48 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
46 35 1.46 MAY141443 NEIL GAIMAN GRAVEYARD BOOK HC GN VOL 01 $19.99 HAR
47 112 1.46 APR141459 BLEACH GN VOL 61 $9.99 VIZ
48 20 1.45 MAY141401 HIP HOP FAMILY TREE GN VOL 02 $27.99 FAN
49 79 1.40 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
50 44 1.39 MAR140997 ADVENTURE TIME CANDY CAPERS TP VOL 01 $19.99 BOO
51 38 1.38 APR140267 SUPERMAN HC VOL 04 PSI-WAR (N52) $24.99 DC
52 56 1.37 APR140062 STAR WARS LEGACY II TP VOL 03 WANTED ANIA SOLO $19.99 DAR
53 49 1.37 JUN140843 GOD IS DEAD TP VOL 02 (MR) $19.99 AVA
54 28 1.37 MAY140408 LUCIFER TP VOL 04 (MR) $29.99 DC
55 106 1.33 FEB120285 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE NEW ED (MR) $12.99 DC
56 141 1.33 MAR140535 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 01 HOW TO FALL FOREVER (MR) $9.99 IMA
57 41 1.30 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
58 89 1.29 JUN140734 AVENGERS UNDERCOVER TP VOL 01 DESCENT $15.99 MAR
59 85 1.28 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
60 147 1.28 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
61 99 1.28 MAY140378 HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP VOL 03 $14.99 DC
62 167 1.26 JAN140881 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 23 $7.99 ARC
63 47 1.25 JUN140710 SECRET SERVICE PREM HC KINGSMAN (MR) $24.99 MAR
64 82 1.25 DEC090221 WEDNESDAY COMICS HC $49.99 DC
65 19 1.24 MAY140943 UNCANNY X-FORCE BY REMENDER COMP COLL TP VOL 01 $39.99 MAR
66 74 1.24 MAY140945 IRON MAN TP VOL 03 SECRET ORIGIN OF TONY STARK BOOK 2 $19.99 MAR
67 61 1.23 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
68 54 1.19 APR140275 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC VOL 04 $24.99 DC
69 161 1.17 MAY140626 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR) $9.99 IMA
70 31 1.16 MAR140756 FURY MAX HC MY WAR GONE BY $34.99 MAR
71 183 1.16 JUN130263 JLA EARTH 2 DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99 DC
72 109 1.13 JAN140559 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA
73 76 1.13 MAR140008 HATSUNE MIKU UNOFFICIAL HATSUNE MIX TP $19.99 DAR
74 62 1.13 MAY140937 NEW WARRIORS TP VOL 01 KIDS ARE ALL FIGHT $24.99 MAR
75 36 1.13 APR140076 RING OF NIBELUNG HC $29.99 DAR
75 21 1.13 JUN140506 INVINCIBLE HC VOL 09 ULTIMATE COLL $39.99 IMA
77 110 1.10 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
78 86 1.07 JUN140747 OZ DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ TP $19.99 MAR
79 53 1.06 FEB148185 I WAS THE CAT HC $24.99 ONI
80 202 1.06 JUN141128 GRIMM PORTLAND WU GN $7.99 DE
81 5 1.05 MAR140770-M MMW MARVEL RARITIES HC VOL 01 $75.00 MAR
82 70 1.02 MAY140927 CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 04 IRON NAIL $24.99 MAR
83 134 1.00 APR140088 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 46 $12.99 DAR
84 119 1.00 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
85 39 0.97 MAY140940 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BY GILLEN TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLL $34.99 MAR
86 135 0.96 MAY141038 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TP VOL 01 COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS $12.99 ARC
87 101 0.94 MAY140368 KATANA TP VOL 01 SOULTAKER (N52) $19.99 DC
88 392 0.94 AUG120253 JLA EARTH II TP $14.99 DC
89 115 0.92 DEC120744 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 MAR
90 64 0.91 APR140299 INVISIBLES HC BOOK 02 DELUXE EDITION (MR) $29.99 DC
91 92 0.90 APR140409 GI JOE SILENT INTERLUDE 30TH ANNV ED HC $19.99 IDW
92 48 0.89 JUN140746 JESSICA JONES PULSE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $34.99 MAR
93 105 0.89 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
93 222 0.89 FEB142547 MINECRAFT OFFICIAL MOJANG COMBAT HANDBOOK HC $7.99 SCH
95 157 0.89 JUN141280 SISTERS GN $10.99 SCH
96 91 0.89 JUL110251 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC
97 84 0.88 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
98 132 0.88 JUN141273 AMULET SC VOL 06 ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN $12.99 SCH
99 154 0.87 OCT060163 BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC $14.99 DC
100 200 0.86 JUN141546 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ

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