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Top 100 Graphic Novels and TPs: November 2009

Image Comics' ChewImage Comics had a surprise hit this summer with Chew, the story of a man who can see the past of anything he eats, and their collection of the first story arc in Chew Volume 1 was the best-selling Graphic Novel in November.

Dynamite Entertainment had the #2 best-selling graphic novel in November with The Boys Volume 5: Herogasm, Garth Ennis' skewering of massive comic book crossover events.

DC Comics had two books in the top 10 graphic novels for the month. Green Lantern: Agent Orange, a precursor storyline to the current Blackest Night crossover event, ranked #3, and Batman: Battle For The Cowl, collecting the mini-series event that put Dick Grayson, the former Robin and Nightwing in the cowl, ranked #4.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top 10 graphic novels, with the gritty crime graphic novel Incognito at #5, Dark Avengers Volume 1: Assemble at #6, Astonishing X-Men Volume 5: Ghost Box, collecting Warren Ellis' first story arc, at #8, Deadpool Classic Volume 3 at #9, and Marvel Zombies 3 at #10.

Dark Horse Comics rounded out the top 10 with Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai at #7.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2009

QUANTITY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 18 9.18 SEP090288 CHEW TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
2 2 8.75 SEP090750 BOYS TP VOL 05 HEROGASM (MR) $19.99 DE
3 5 7.46 JUL090231 GREEN LANTERN AGENT ORANGE HC $19.99 DC 
4 7 7.16 JUL090230 BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL HC $19.99 DC 
5 11 6.63 SEP090494 INCOGNITO TP (MR) $18.99 MAR
6 15 5.71 SEP090526 DARK AVENGERS TP VOL 01 ASSEMBLE $19.99 MAR
7 23 5.01 JUL090054 USAGI YOJIMBO HC YOKAI $14.95 DAR
8 12 4.97 SEP090530 ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 05 GHOST BOX $24.99 MAR
9 6 4.96 SEP090535 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 03 $29.99 MAR
10 25 4.77 SEP090541 MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 TP $15.99 MAR
11 14 4.68 SEP090507 STAND AMERICAN NIGHTMARES PREM HC $24.99 MAR
12 29 4.52 JUL090120 BERSERK TP VOL 32 (MR) $14.99 DAR
13 31 4.41 AUG090168 BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL COMPANION TP $14.99 DC 
14 16 4.28 JUL090232 GREEN LANTERN CORPS EMERALD ECLIPSE HC $24.99 DC 
15 32 4.26 SEP090532 NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 11 SEARCH FOR SORCERER SUPREME $14.99 MAR
16 47 4.10 AUG090181 SUPERMAN BATMAN SEARCH FOR KRYPTONITE TP $12.99 DC 
17 34 4.07 AUG090230 HELLBLAZER SCAB TP (MR) $14.99 DC 
18 3 3.93 SEP090508 AVENGERS X-MEN UTOPIA HC $39.99 MAR
19 17 3.85 JUL090294 SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING HC BOOK 02 (MR) $24.99 DC 
20 41 3.80 AUG090169 BATMAN PRIVATE CASEBOOK TP $14.99 DC 
21 19 3.70 JUL090240 SUPERMAN RED SON DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99 DC 
22 26 3.70 AUG090175 JSA TP VOL 03 THY KINGDOM COME PART 2 $19.99 DC 
23 20 3.66 SEP090538 X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY TP $24.99 MAR
24 28 3.62 SEP090540 X-MEN LEGACY TP SALVAGE $19.99 MAR
25 9 3.57 SEP090506 WAR OF KINGS HC $39.99 MAR
26 21 3.56 JUL090278 LUNA PARK HC (MR) $24.99 DC 
27 1 3.36 APR090204 ABSOLUTE JUSTICE HC $99.99 DC 
28 48 3.30 SEP090536 WOLVERINE ORIGINS TP DARK REIGN $15.99 MAR
29 38 3.24 AUG090178 SHOWCASE PRESENTS DC COMICS PRESENTS TP VOL 01 $17.99 DC 
30 83 3.03 AUG090031 CASPER FRIENDLY GHOST 60TH ANNIV HC $9.95 DAR
31 60 3.00 SEP090531 MIGHTY AVENGERS TP EARTHS MIGHTIEST $14.99 MAR
32 61 2.92 SEP090543 IMMORTAL IRON FIST TP VOL 05 ESCAPE FROM EIGHTH CITY $14.99 MAR
33 50 2.85 AUG090180 SUPERGIRL WHO IS SUPERWOMAN TP $17.99 DC 
34 45 2.78 MAY090584-M X-MEN WOLVERINE GAMBIT PREM HC $19.99 MAR
35 53 2.78 SEP090537 PUNISHER DARK REIGN TP $16.99 MAR
36 66 2.77 JUL090245 WONDER WOMAN RISE OF THE OLYMPIAN TP $14.99 DC 
37 89 2.74 AUG091104 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
38 57 2.72 SEP090534 NOVA TP VOL 05 WAR OF KINGS $16.99 MAR
39 40 2.68 MAY090070 PICTURES THAT TICK TP $19.95 DAR
40 49 2.60 SEP090874 ANGEL AFTER THE FALL TP VOL 02 FIRST NIGHT $17.99 IDW
41 76 2.60 SEP090787 TSUBASA GN VOL 24 $10.99 RAN
42 62 2.55 SEP090527 DARK REIGN ELEKTRA TP $16.99 MAR
43 13 2.51 JUN090605 CRIMINAL DELUXE ED $49.99 MAR
44 90 2.49 SEP090971 WARCRAFT DEATH KNIGHT A WOW ADVENTURE GN $10.99 TOK
45 37 2.43 SEP090511 WOLVERINE WEAPON X ADAMANTIUM MEN PREM HC VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
46 4 2.40 JUN090606 CAPTAIN AMERICA DEATH OF OMNIBUS HC $64.99 MAR
47 52 2.38 SEP090539 X-FACTOR TP VOL 07 TIME AND A HALF $19.99 MAR
48 8 2.35 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
49 56 2.30 SEP090550 ESSENTIAL MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 03 $19.99 MAR
50 54 2.29 AUG090240 SHADE THE CHANGING MAN TP VOL 02 EDGE OF VISION TP (MR) $19.99 DC 
51 59 2.29 SEP090533 AVENGERS INITIATIVE TP VOL 04 DISASSEMBLED $19.99 MAR
52 39 2.29 JUL090238 SGT ROCK THE LOST BATTALION HC $24.99 DC 
53 44 2.26 SEP090513-M SPIDER-MAN DIED IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT PREM HC $24.99 MAR
54 79 2.24 AUG090173 FLASH VS THE ROGUES TP $14.99 DC 
55 10 2.17 JUN090607-M MMW DEATHLOK HC VOL 01 $64.99 MAR
56 22 2.17 JUN090618 HULK GREEN HULK RED HULK HC $39.99 MAR
57 85 2.14 AUG090176 OUTSIDERS THE DEEP TP $14.99 DC 
58 65 2.10 AUG090174 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL TP VOL 03 $19.99 DC 
59 84 2.09 JUN090332 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME $14.99 IMA
60 67 2.08 SEP090529 EXILES POINT OF NO RETURN TP $19.99 MAR
61 106 2.08 JUN090753 LUCKY STAR GN VOL 02 $10.99 BAN
62 80 2.06 AUG090025 ESCAPISTS TP $14.95 DAR
63 36 2.04 SEP090497 POWERS HC VOL 03 DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (MR) $29.99 MAR
64 68 1.99 SEP090509 WOLVERINE ORIGINS ROMULUS PREM HC $19.99 MAR
65 30 1.97 AUG090551 WOLVERINE HC OLD MAN LOGAN $34.99 MAR
66 70 1.91 AUG090208 WINTER MEN TP (MR) $19.99 DC 
67 124 1.90 AUG091097 D GRAY MAN GN VOL 15 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
68 42 1.90 SEP090545 THE NAM TP VOL 01 $29.99 MAR
69 93 1.89 SEP090542 X-MEN WORLDS APART TP $15.99 MAR
70 126 1.89 AUG091096 CLAYMORE TP VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
71 118 1.89 SEP090979 DNANGEL GN VOL 13 (OF 13) $10.99 TOK
72 78 1.88 AUG090239 SHADE THE CHANGING MAN TP VOL 01 AMERICAN SCREAM NEW PTG (MR $17.99 DC 
73 33 1.87 JUN090834 BOYS HC VOL 01 LTD ED NAME OF THE GAME (MR) $29.99 DE
74 72 1.81 AUG090216 X-FILES TP $19.99 DC 
75 132 1.78 AUG091107 OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ
76 99 1.78 SEP090524 WOLVERINE TALES OF WEAPON X TP GN $14.99 MAR
77 133 1.77 AUG091089 INU YASHA TP VOL 42 $9.99 VIZ
78 46 1.76 AUG090720 DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP HC VOL 01 (OF 6) $24.99 BOO
79 105 1.75 AUG091094 PLUTO URASAWA X TEZUKA GN VOL 06 $12.99 VIZ
80 35 1.75 SEP090544 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY JMS ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 02 $34.99 MAR
81 63 1.73 SEP090502-M MMW UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
82 64 1.72 SEP090518 OFF HB MARVEL UNIV A TO Z PREM HC VOL 11 $24.99 MAR
83 114 1.72 AUG090832 NEGIMA GN VOL 24 (MR) $10.99 RAN
84 51 1.70 AUG090803 SHERLOCK HOLMES HC VOL 01 TRIAL OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (MR) $24.99 DE
85 136 1.63 JUN090064 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 13 $10.95 DAR
86 27 1.63 JUL090862 STRANGE SUSPENSE STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES HC VOL 01 $39.99 FAN
87 230 1.59 SEP090570 JESUS HATES ZOMBIES LINCOLN HATES WEREWOLVES GN VOL 03 (OF 4 $6.99 ALT
88 88 1.56 SEP090517 RUNAWAYS HOMESCHOOLING PREM HC $19.99 MAR
89 242 1.55 FEB094465 LOEG III CENTURY #1 1910 (MR) $7.95 TOP
90 110 1.55 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
91 166 1.54 JUL068351 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
92 94 1.53 AUG090052 STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 07 STORMS $17.95 DAR
93 58 1.52 SEP090546 GHOST RIDER DANNY KETCH TP VOL 01 $29.99 MAR
94 152 1.52 AUG091103 NANA TP VOL 19 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
95 141 1.52 JUN098429 CODE GEASS LELOUCH OF THE REBELLION GN VOL 06 $10.99 BAN
96 91 1.52 SEP090549 FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 03 $19.99 MAR
97 96 1.51 SEP090908 SHERLOCK HOLMES HC VOL 01 $16.99 IDW
98 145 1.50 SEP090968 HACK ALCOR GN $10.99 TOK
99 73 1.49 SEP090512 DESTROYER PREM HC $24.99 MAR
100 69 1.47 MAY090063 ALIEN LEGION OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.95 DAR

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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.