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Top 100 Graphic Novels: July 2010
Epicly Epic Slacker Dude!

Bryan Lee O'Malley's story of a twentysomething slacker musician and his quest for love reached its climax in Oni Press' Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour, the sixth and final volume of the Oni Press series on which the new film, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is based, giving Oni Press the best-selling graphic novel in July. The five other volumes in the series ranked in the top ten.

Among Premiere publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars Adventures: The Will of Darth Vader, an all-ages graphic novel, was their top book at #16. DC Comics had three hardcovers collecting their best-selling Blackest Night event in the top ten, with the collected edition of the Blackest Night mini-series ranked highest at #3. IDW Publishing's top book for July was the Sam Kieth Sketchbooks Volume 2, a collection of the acclaimed artist's work, at #83. Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead, soon to be a television series on AMC, put Image Comics in the top-ten graphic novels in July with The Walking Dead Volume 12: Life Among Them at #2. Finally, Marvel Comics' Siege Premiere Hardcover, collecting the crossover event from Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel, was their top graphic novel for July at #13.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2010

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 27.89 MAY101089 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 06 FINEST HOUR $11.99 ONI
2 3 21.76 APR100438 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM $14.99 IMA
3 1 17.11 MAR100240 BLACKEST NIGHT HC $29.99 DC 
4 4 10.75 MAR100241 BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN HC $24.99 DC 
5 48 9.59 FEB108442-M SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
6 6 8.79 MAR100242 BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN CORPS HC $24.99 DC 
7 76 7.72 FEB108443-M SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD $11.99 ONI
8 79 7.35 FEB108446-M SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 05 VS THE UNIVERSE $11.99 ONI
9 80 7.22 FEB108445-M SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 04 GETS IT TOGETHER $11.99 ONI
10 86 7.17 FEB108444-M SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 03 INFINITE SADNESS $11.99 ONI
11 7 7.09 MAR100243 BLACKEST NIGHT BLACK LANTERN CORPS HC VOL 01 $24.99 DC 
12 8 6.95 MAR100244 BLACKEST NIGHT BLACK LANTERN CORPS HC VOL 02 $24.99 DC 
13 10 6.33 MAR100245 BLACKEST NIGHT RISE OF THE BLACK LANTERNS HC $24.99 DC 
14 11 6.29 MAR100246 BLACKEST NIGHT TALES OF THE CORPS HC $24.99 DC 
15 17 5.86 APR100214 GREEN LANTERN RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS TP $14.99 DC 
16 49 5.64 APR100068 STAR WARS ADV TP VOL 04 WILL OF DARTH VADER $7.99 DAR
17 12 5.35 APR100649 SIEGE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
18 21 5.26 APR100218 BATMAN WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER TP $14.99 DC 
19 16 5.19 MAR100045 BPRD TP VOL 13 1947 $17.99 DAR
20 20 4.26 APR100670 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 WORLD ACCORDING $19.99 MAR
21 32 3.96 APR100219 SUPERMAN WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MAN OF TOMORROW TP $14.99 DC 
22 31 3.81 MAY100691 DARK AVENGERS TP VOL 02 MOLECULE MAN $15.99 MAR
23 28 3.60 APR100281 HOUSE OF MYSTERY TP VOL 04 THE BEAUTY OF DECAY (MR) $17.99 DC 
24 19 3.54 APR100648 STAND SOUL SURVIVORS PREM HC $24.99 MAR
25 66 3.34 FEB100276 MEGATOKYO VOL 06 $10.99 DC 
26 43 3.29 MAY100692 NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 12 POWERLOSS $15.99 MAR
27 30 3.23 MAR100015 JANET EVANOVICH TROUBLEMAKER HC BOOK 01 $17.99 DAR
28 47 3.22 MAY100700 X-MEN LEGACY TP EMPLATE $14.99 MAR
29 50 3.18 MAY100699 HULK FALL OF HULKS TP RED HULK $14.99 MAR
30 5 3.16 DEC090244 ABSOLUTE PLANETARY HC BOOK 02 $75.00 DC 
31 24 3.10 APR100650 SIEGE PREM HC DM ED LAND VAR $24.99 MAR
32 36 3.07 APR100210 BATGIRL BATGIRL RISING TP $17.99 DC 
33 25 3.03 MAR100295 REVOLVER HC (MR) $24.99 DC 
34 33 2.93 MAY100684 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 04 STARK DISASSEMBLED $19.99 MAR
35 15 2.93 MAY100669-M MARVELS PROJECT HC BIRTH OF SUPER HEROES $34.99 MAR
36 37 2.89 MAR100077 STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 09 MONSTER $17.99 DAR
37 83 2.82 APR101119 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 23 $9.99 VIZ
38 60 2.82 MAY100464 SWORD TP VOL 04 AIR (MR) $14.99 IMA
39 57 2.81 MAY100696 FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 01 $15.99 MAR
40 45 2.74 MAR100021 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 24 RETURN OF BLACK SOUL $16.99 DAR
41 40 2.71 MAY100698 SPIDER-MAN GAUNTLET TP VOL 01 ELECTRO & SANDMAN $19.99 MAR
42 42 2.64 APR100684 WOLVERINE WEAPON X TP VOL 02 INSANE IN BRAIN $19.99 MAR
43 41 2.63 APR100222 SHOWCASE PRESENTS SGT ROCK TP VOL 03 $19.99 DC 
44 23 2.61 MAY100407 FRACTURED FABLES HC $29.99 IMA
45 95 2.55 JUL068351 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
46 26 2.53 FEB100601-M INFINITY GAUNTLET PREM HC $29.99 MAR
47 70 2.51 MAY100449 INVINCIBLE PRESENTS ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE TP VOL 01 $14.99 IMA
48 56 2.51 APR100251 FREDDY VS JASON VS ASH NIGHTMARE WARRIORS TP (MR) $17.99 DC 
49 68 2.42 APR100676 VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 01 SHOCK AND AWE $15.99 MAR
50 53 2.37 MAY100681 CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC TWO AMERICAS $19.99 MAR
51 72 2.35 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
52 55 2.34 MAY100678 SIEGE X-MEN PREM HC $19.99 MAR
53 34 2.30 FEB101063 LEGENDS THE ENCHANTED HC $19.95 RAN
54 77 2.20 APR100213 FINAL CRISIS ROGUES REVENGE TP $14.99 DC 
55 39 2.19 MAY100675 HALO BLOOD LINE PREM HC (MR) $24.99 MAR
56 81 2.10 APR100260 WORLD OF WARCRAFT TP VOL 02 $14.99 DC 
57 9 2.09 DEC090245 ABSOLUTE PLANETARY HC BOOK 01 $75.00 DC 
58 64 2.06 MAY100676 SIEGE EMBEDDED PREM HC $19.99 MAR
59 22 2.04 MAY100672 REALM OF KINGS HC $39.99 MAR
60 44 2.03 MAY100677 SIEGE BATTLEFIELD PREM HC $24.99 MAR
61 67 2.02 APR100039 GROO HOGS OF HORDER TP $17.99 DAR
62 46 1.99 APR100647 DEADPOOL TEAM-UP HC VOL 01 GOOD BUDDIES $24.99 MAR
63 13 1.94 FEB100585-M MMW BLACK PANTHER HC VOL 01 $64.99 MAR
64 29 1.92 MAY101159 FLIGHT GN VOL 07 $27.00 RAN
65 89 1.89 MAY100697 X-MEN PIXIE STRIKES BACK TP $14.99 MAR
66 38 1.85 FEB100605-M SILVER SURFER REBIRTH OF THANOS PREM HC $29.99 MAR
67 73 1.84 MAY100710 ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS TP VOL 05 $19.99 MAR
68 126 1.83 FEB100086 NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 05 $9.99 DAR
69 92 1.80 SEP088204-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (MR) $14.99 IMA
70 14 1.79 FEB100587-M MMW GOLDEN AGE HUMAN TORCH HC VOL 03 $59.99 MAR
71 74 1.78 MAY100690 VAMPIRE TALES TP VOL 01 GN $19.99 MAR
72 185 1.73 MAR100018 BRODYS GHOST GN $6.99 DAR
73 93 1.73 APR100212 JSA VS KOBRA TP $14.99 DC 
74 128 1.73 APR101121 ONE PIECE TP VOL 54 $9.99 VIZ
75 130 1.72 APR101131 OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ
76 61 1.71 FEB100603-M X-MEN MUTANT GENESIS PREM HC $24.99 MAR
77 27 1.71 FEB100199 VIKING PRINCE BY JOE KUBERT HC $39.99 DC 
78 96 1.67 MAY100459 SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 06 $14.99 IMA
79 63 1.64 MAY100702 X-MEN WE ARE X-MEN TP $24.99 MAR
80 65 1.64 MAY100664-M MMW MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
81 141 1.62 APR101128 INU YASHA TP VOL 50 $9.99 VIZ
82 100 1.61 OCT090390 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
83 139 1.61 MAY100400 SAM KIETH SKETCHBOOKS VOL 02 $9.99 IDW
84 115 1.60 MAY100973 NEGIMA GN VOL 27 (MR) $10.99 RAN
85 161 1.54 MAY100444 FOUR EYES TP VOL 01 FORGED IN FLAMES $9.99 IMA
86 110 1.54 APR100209 AZRAEL DEATHS DARK KNIGHT TP $14.99 DC 
87 59 1.54 MAY100783 ABSOLUTION TP VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 AVA
88 87 1.51 MAY100339 TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE TP $17.99 IDW
89 62 1.50 MAY100353 ANGEL IMMORTALITY FOR DUMMIES HC $24.99 IDW
90 109 1.47 MAY100709 HULK PLANET HULK PRELUDE TP $15.99 MAR
91 102 1.44 MAY100704 X-MEN POWERLESS TP $16.99 MAR
92 82 1.40 MAY100350 GI JOE TP VOL 03 $19.99 IDW
93 107 1.38 MAY100701 RUNAWAYS PARENTAL GUIDANCE TP $16.99 MAR
94 69 1.37 JUN100945 COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND HC $24.99 DE
95 119 1.36 NOV082245-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
96 52 1.36 MAY100705 YOUNG AVENGERS ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP $34.99 MAR
97 121 1.35 MAR082264 HULK WWH TP $24.99 MAR
98 54 1.34 MAY100706 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY JMS ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 04 $34.99 MAR
99 78 1.34 MAY100685 AVENGERS SEARCH FOR SHE-HULK PREM HC $24.99 MAR
100 174 1.28 APR101129 NANA TP VOL 21 (MR) $9.99 VIZ

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