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Top 100 Graphic Novels: December 2014

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Hugo Award-winning sci-fi epic continues in Image Comics' Saga Volume 4, the best-selling graphic novel of December.

Image Comics had five titles in the top ten. Including Saga, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Just the Tips rankes #3, Jonathan Hickman's The Mnahattan Projects Volume 5: The Cold War ranked #4, Stjepan Sejic's Sunstone Volume 1 ranked #5, and Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye ranked #10.

Marvel Comics' Captain America: Peggy Carter: Agent of SHIELD, a collection of stories that inspired the ABC series Agent Carter, ranked #2.

DC Comics rounded out the top ten with four titles, led by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained Deluxe Edition at #5. Also in the top ten were Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Volume 1 at #7, New 52 Futures End Volume 1 at #8, and Nightwing Volume 5: Setting Son at #9.

Among the premier publishers, My Little Pony: Adventures in Friendship Volume 1 was IDW Publishing's top book for the month at #22. Finally, Dark Horse Comics' top book for December was Lobster Johnson Volume 4: Get the Lobster at #34.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 21.77 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 10 8.19 OCT140823 CAPTAIN AMERICA PEGGY CARTER AGENT OF SHIELD #1 $7.99 MAR
3 16 4.26 SEP140590 JUST THE TIPS HC (MR) $12.99 IMA
4 15 3.78 SEP140630 MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 05 THE COLD WAR $14.99 IMA
5 17 3.72 OCT140613 SUNSTONE TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 IMA
6 6 3.54 AUG140334 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DELUXE ED HC $29.99 DC
7 20 3.27 SEP140283 BATMAN THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
8 4 3.06 SEP140303 NEW 52 FUTURES END TP VOL 01 (N52) $39.99 DC
9 19 2.98 SEP140309 NIGHTWING TP VOL 05 SETTING SON (N52) $16.99 DC
10 30 2.82 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
11 14 2.36 SEP140916 THANOS HC GOD UP THERE LISTENING $24.99 MAR
12 63 2.35 OCT141722 NARUTO GN VOL 68 $9.99 VIZ
13 27 2.25 SEP140934 ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 04 ALL DIFFERENT $19.99 MAR
14 29 2.20 SEP140321 NIGHTWING TP VOL 01 BLUDHAVEN $19.99 DC
15 35 2.17 SEP140305 BATGIRL TP VOL 04 WANTED (N52) $16.99 DC
16 88 2.16 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
17 47 2.08 SEP140310 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 05 THE BIG PICTURE (N52) $14.99 DC
18 18 2.03 JUL140240 BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 05 THE BIG BURN (N52) $24.99 DC
19 23 1.98 OCT141229 SHAOLIN COWBOY TP $19.99 BUR
20 22 1.97 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
21 52 1.93 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
22 91 1.91 OCT140454 MY LITTLE PONY ADVENTURES IN FRIENDSHIP HC VOL 01 $9.99 IDW
23 46 1.84 SEP140306 GREEN LANTERN LIGHTS OUT TP (N52) $16.99 DC
24 60 1.82 SEP140313 SWAMP THING TP VOL 05 THE KILLING FIELD (N52) $14.99 DC
25 38 1.76 SEP140311 RED LANTERNS TP VOL 05 ATROCITIES (N52) $19.99 DC
26 61 1.76 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
27 232 1.71 SEP100690 AVENGERS ORIGIN HC $24.99 MAR
28 43 1.71 SEP140933 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 07 $19.99 MAR
29 64 1.70 SEP140657 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR) $14.99 IMA
30 54 1.69 SEP140312 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 04 HYBRID (N52) $16.99 DC
31 51 1.66 OCT140934 AMAZING X-MEN TP VOL 02 WORLD WAR WENDIGO $17.99 MAR
32 33 1.66 AUG140339 BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS HC $22.99 DC
33 62 1.65 SEP140929 CYCLOPS TP VOL 01 STARSTRUCK $15.99 MAR
34 41 1.63 AUG140094 LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 04 GET THE LOBSTER $19.99 DAR
35 57 1.62 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
36 75 1.62 AUG140124 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 03 (MR) $13.99 DAR
37 90 1.61 OCT141529 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 03 $10.99 RAN
38 74 1.58 AUG140609 THIEF OF THIEVES TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
39 45 1.58 SEP140323 SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
40 36 1.48 AUG140328 BATGIRL HC VOL 05 DEADLINE (N52) $24.99 DC
41 70 1.48 SEP140314 WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 04 FIRST CONTACT (N52) $16.99 DC
42 86 1.45 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
43 55 1.42 AUG140091 ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10 TP VOL 01 RIVER MEETS SEA $18.99 DAR
44 89 1.42 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
45 76 1.40 OCT140935 NOVA TP VOL 04 ORIGINAL SIN $16.99 MAR
46 58 1.39 JAN140782 POWERS BUREAU TP VOL 02 ICONS (MR) $19.99 MAR
47 141 1.39 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
48 93 1.38 MAY140652 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
49 59 1.38 SEP140935 CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 03 LOOSE NUKE $19.99 MAR
50 56 1.36 AUG140073 MASSIVE TP VOL 04 SAHARA $19.99 DAR
51 72 1.34 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
52 242 1.33 FEB110972 GREEN HORNET BLOOD TIES TP $16.99 DE
53 11 1.32 JUL140712-M YOUNG AVENGERS BY GILLEN AND MCKELVIE OMNIBUS HC $49.99 MAR
54 26 1.31 SEP140925 WOLVERINE EPIC COLLECTION TP MADRIPOOR NIGHTS $34.99 MAR
55 50 1.29 AUG140336 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 05 WHAT LIES BENEATH (N52) $22.99 DC
56 28 1.27 OCT140926 X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION TP CHILDREN OF ATOM $34.99 MAR
57 65 1.27 OCT140467 TMNT TURTLES IN TIME TP $17.99 IDW
58 34 1.27 SEP140346 LUCIFER TP VOL 05 (MR) $29.99 DC
59 87 1.27 SEP140928 SAVAGE HULK TP VOL 01 MAN WITHIN $17.99 MAR
60 156 1.25 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
61 95 1.24 SEP140320 BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 03 $16.99 DC
62 106 1.22 SEP140347 ROYALS MASTERS OF WAR TP (MR) $14.99 DC
63 49 1.21 SEP140936 THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 05 PUNISHER VS THUNDERBOLTS $24.99 MAR
64 2 1.20 JUL140338 JOHN BUSCEMA SILVER SURFER ARTIST ED HC $75.00 IDW
65 98 1.18 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
66 110 1.18 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
67 9 1.16 JUL140720-M MMW MIGHTY THOR HC VOL 13 $69.99 MAR
68 53 1.15 AUG140360 PRIDE OF BAGHDAD DELUXE ED HC (MR) $24.99 DC
69 120 1.13 SEP140931 MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 03 ORIGINAL SIN NOT FATHERS AVENGERS $14.99 MAR
70 85 1.13 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
71 71 1.11 OCT140502 TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE TP VOL 01 $19.99 IDW
72 107 1.07 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
73 173 1.07 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
74 299 1.06 OCT141609 POKEMON XY GN VOL 01 $4.99 VIZ
75 125 1.05 JAN140559 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA
76 37 1.04 SEP140938 UNCANNY X-FORCE BY REMENDER COMP COLL TP VOL 02 $34.99 MAR
77 67 1.03 SEP140919 CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 05 TOMORROW SOLDIER $24.99 MAR
78 131 1.03 SEP140307 LARFLEEZE TP VOL 02 THE FACE OF GREED (N52) $14.99 DC
79 48 1.03 AUG140342 SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS DELUXE ED HC $29.99 DC
80 97 1.02 SEP140326 SHOWCASE PRESENTS LEGION OF SUPERHEROES TP VOL 05 $19.99 DC
81 184 1.02 OCT140619 DARK ENGINE TP VOL 01 ART OF DESTRUCTION (MR) $9.99 IMA
82 42 1.02 OCT140557 CORTO MALTESE GN UNDER THE SIGN OF CAPRICORN $29.99 IDW
83 13 0.97 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
84 103 0.97 SEP140324 SPECTRE TP VOL 02 THE WRATH OF GOD $19.99 DC
85 101 0.96 AUG140083 ATHENA VOLTAIRE COMPENDIUM HC $19.99 DAR
86 24 0.96 SEP140591 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 01 $49.99 IMA
87 81 0.94 OCT140922-M MMW WARLOCK TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
88 159 0.94 OCT140628 GHOSTED TP VOL 03 (MR) $12.99 IMA
89 79 0.93 SEP140316 AUTHORITY TP VOL 02 $24.99 DC
90 25 0.92 AUG140343 TALES OF THE BATMAN LEN WEIN HC $49.99 DC
91 84 0.92 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
92 108 0.90 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
93 147 0.90 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
94 190 0.89 OCT141718 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
95 189 0.88 SEP140437 WINTERWORLD TP VOL 01 LA NINA $9.99 IDW
96 92 0.86 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
97 66 0.86 AUG140340 IDENTITY CRISIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY HC $29.99 DC
98 7 0.85 JUL140714 CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
99 44 0.84 OCT140941 X-MEN TP VOL 03 ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT $39.99 MAR
100 146 0.84 SEP141795 SWORD ART ONLINE FAIRY DANCE GN VOL 02 $13.00 HAC

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