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Top 100 Graphic Novels: March 2015

Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's graphic novella trilogy based on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen concluded in March with Nemo: River of Ghosts from IDW Publishing's Top Shelf Productions imprint, the month's best-selling graphic novel.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by G. Willow Wilson's Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why at #2.

Also with four titles in the top ten was Image Comics, with Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini's Low Volume 1: The Delirium of Hope as their top book at #3.

Also in the top ten was Dynamite Entertainment's Bob's Burgers Volume 1 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, DC Comics' Justice League Volume 5: Forever Heroes was their top book at #14. Finally, Dark Horse Comics' BPRD: Hell on Earth Volume 10: The Devil's Wings was their top book at #33.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2015

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 9.35 JAN151622 NEMO RIVER OF GHOSTS HC (MR) $14.95 IDW
2 7 7.37 DEC140970 MS MARVEL TP VOL 02 GENERATION WHY $15.99 MAR
3 17 7.24 DEC140670 LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE (MR) $9.99 IMA
4 9 6.61 DEC140975 HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL TP $16.99 MAR
5 12 6.13 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
6 10 6.11 DEC140987 DEADPOOL TP VOL 07 AXIS $17.99 MAR
7 14 5.96 DEC140974 DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR TP $12.99 MAR
8 13 5.75 DEC140657 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 02 KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE (MR) $14.99 IMA
9 32 5.53 JAN150622 BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 01 HOMECOMING (MR) $9.99 IMA
10 20 5.37 JAN151278-M BOBS BURGERS TP VOL 01 $17.99 DE
11 34 5.24 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
12 15 5.15 JAN150631 LAZARUS TP VOL 03 CONCLAVE (MR) $14.99 IMA
13 46 4.76 JAN150625 COPPERHEAD TP VOL 01 A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN $9.99 IMA
14 22 4.45 DEC140382 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 05 FOREVER HEROES (N52) $14.99 DC
15 23 4.22 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
16 11 4.10 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
17 58 4.04 JAN150664 WAYWARD TP VOL 01 STRING THEORY (MR) $9.99 IMA
18 29 3.95 JAN150641 NAILBITER TP VOL 02 BLOODY HANDS (MR) $14.99 IMA
19 27 3.71 DEC140383 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 POWER COUPLE (N52) $16.99 DC
20 18 3.63 DEC140989 WOLVERINE ORIGIN II TP $19.99 MAR
21 38 3.43 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
22 4 3.41 NOV140582 BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS HC (MR) $39.99 IMA
23 83 3.31 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
24 78 3.11 JAN151695 YU GI OH 5DS GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
25 93 3.09 DEC140688 ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
26 16 3.06 DEC140962 GUARDIANS GALAXY PREM HC VOL 04 ORIGINAL SIN $24.99 MAR
27 40 3.05 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
28 42 3.04 JAN151168 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 06 $14.99 BOO
29 21 2.99 NOV140308 BATMAN 66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET HC $22.99 DC
30 65 2.89 DEC140398 TINY TITANS RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE TP $12.99 DC
31 66 2.88 JUL140503 MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 08 $12.99 IMA
32 71 2.86 DEC140400 TEEN TITANS GO TP VOL 01 PARTY PARTY $12.99 DC
33 28 2.86 OCT140012 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 10 DEVILS WINGS $19.99 DAR
34 53 2.86 DEC140985 SHE-HULK TP VOL 02 DISORDERLY CONDUCT $15.99 MAR
35 47 2.83 DEC140951 MARVELS AVENGERS TP AGE OF ULTRON PRELUDE $16.99 MAR
36 55 2.81 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
37 30 2.68 NOV140056 SHAOLIN COWBOY HC THE SHEMP BUFFET $19.99 DAR
38 36 2.65 DEC140980 DEATH OF WOLVERINE TP WEAPON X PROGRAM $19.99 MAR
39 39 2.60 DEC140421 Y THE LAST MAN TP BOOK 02 (MR) $19.99 DC
40 26 2.59 OCT140918 ALL NEW X-MEN PREM HC VOL 06 ULTIMATE ADVENTURE $24.99 MAR
41 51 2.58 DEC140684 PROPHET TP VOL 04 JOINING $17.99 IMA
42 113 2.54 JAN150630 HUMANS TP VOL 01 HUMANS FOR LIFE (MR) $9.99 IMA
43 87 2.51 AUG148160 ALEX + ADA TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMA
44 6 2.46 NOV140304 SUPERMAN DOOMED HC (N52) $49.99 DC
45 116 2.45 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
46 67 2.43 SEP140657 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR) $14.99 IMA
47 57 2.43 DEC140381 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 02 SURVIVORS OF EVIL (N52) $16.99 DC
48 61 2.43 DEC140984 INHUMAN TP VOL 02 AXIS $15.99 MAR
49 48 2.41 DEC140957 AVENGERS TP VOL 05 ADAPT OR DIE $19.99 MAR
50 68 2.38 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
51 74 2.30 OCT140654 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 02 TWO WORLDS ONE COP (MR) $14.99 IMA
52 31 2.26 NOV140305 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 02 WAR AND PEACE (N52) $24.99 DC
53 75 2.26 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
54 82 2.24 JAN150655 SEX TP VOL 03 BROKEN TOYS (MR) $14.99 IMA
55 69 2.21 DEC140388 BATMAN BEYOND JUSTICE LORDS BEYOND TP $16.99 DC
56 70 2.21 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
57 236 2.20 JAN141356 UNITY TP VOL 01 TO KILL A KING $14.99 VAL
58 237 2.19 SEP120990 SHADOW TP VOL 01 FIRE OF CREATION (MR) $19.99 DE
59 211 2.18 JAN121214 COLDEST CITY HC $19.99 ONI
60 35 2.17 SEP141636 DOCTOR WHO 10TH HC VOL 01 REVOLUTIONS TERROR $19.99 TTN
61 91 2.15 NOV140113 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 04 (MR) $13.99 DAR
62 64 2.11 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
63 125 2.09 JAN151694 NARUTO GN VOL 69 $9.99 VIZ
64 19 2.07 OCT140919 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 03 $34.99 MAR
64 43 2.07 SEP141640 DOCTOR WHO 11TH HC VOL 01 AFTER LIFE $19.99 TTN
66 150 2.05 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
67 2 2.01 OCT140912-M AVENGERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $99.99 MAR
68 86 1.96 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
69 63 1.93 DEC140978 HULK TP VOL 02 OMEGA HULK BOOK 01 $19.99 MAR
70 173 1.92 JAN140353 SUPERMAN RED SON TP NEW EDITION $17.99 DC
71 177 1.92 OCT138324 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 DC
72 49 1.92 NOV140300 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED HC VOL 1 JUSTICE LEAGUE CANADA (N52) $24.99 DC
73 52 1.88 DEC140961 UNCANNY X-MEN PREM HC VOL 05 OMEGA MUTANT $24.99 MAR
74 79 1.87 AUG058162 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP $29.99 DC
75 94 1.84 DEC140407 ASTRO CITY VICTORY TP $16.99 DC
76 107 1.81 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
77 105 1.81 JAN150628 CRIMINAL TP VOL 03 THE DEAD AND THE DYING (MR) $14.99 IMA
78 50 1.81 OCT140088 USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA TP VOL 02 $24.99 DAR
79 56 1.74 DEC140986 ALL NEW X-FACTOR TP VOL 03 AXIS $24.99 MAR
80 138 1.73 DEC140953 SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 02 LABYRINTH $12.99 MAR
81 110 1.72 MAY140652 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
82 25 1.65 DEC140990 RUNAWAYS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03 $39.99 MAR
83 184 1.64 JUL140517 SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 01 HERE WAS A MAN (MR) $9.99 IMA
84 73 1.61 OCT140340 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 03 $22.99 DC
85 8 1.61 OCT140920-M MMW INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HC VOL 09 $75.00 MAR
86 121 1.60 OCT140396 DEAD BOY DETECTIVES TP VOL 02 GHOST SNOW $14.99 DC
87 60 1.59 SEP140912 UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC PREM HC VOL 01 TRUTH (MR) $24.99 MAR
88 76 1.57 DEC140476 ROCKETEER THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES TP $19.99 IDW
89 109 1.57 JUL140237 BATMAN TP VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY (N52) $16.99 DC
90 37 1.54 DEC140982 SUPER VILLAINS UNITE TP COMPLETE SUPER VILLAIN TEAM UP $34.99 MAR
91 120 1.54 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
92 132 1.52 DEC140377 ALL STAR WESTERN TP VOL 06 END OF THE TRAIL (N52) $14.99 DC
92 206 1.52 SEP138294 KINGDOM COME TP NEW PTG $19.99 DC
92 115 1.52 JAN150621 SEXCASTLE OGN (MR) $15.99 IMA
95 72 1.51 NOV140331 ASTRO CITY PRIVATE LIVES HC $24.99 DC
96 134 1.50 DEC140696 TREES TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 IMA
97 41 1.49 DEC140973 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP ROUND ROBIN $34.99 MAR
98 88 1.47 JAN150520 GODZILLA CATACLYSM TP $19.99 IDW
99 44 1.46 DEC140950 HAWKEYE TP AVENGING ARCHER $34.99 MAR
100 133 1.44 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR

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