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The Mutant Master of MagnetismThe Avengers stormed the beaches of the X-Men's island base of Utopia in Jason Aaron and John Romita, Jr.'s Avengers Vs. X-Men #2, the second chapter of the 12-part event from Marvel Comics and the best-selling comic book to comics retailers in April 2012.

In total, Marvel Comics had four of the month's top ten books, all of them tie-ins to the Avengers Vs. X-Men event. AVX Vs. #1, the anthology comic that expands on the battles in the main book, was Marvel's number two book at #4. Kieron Gillen and Greg Land's Uncanny X-Men #11 ranked #9 and Brian Michael Bendis and Walt Simonson's Avengers #25 ranked #10.

DC Comics had six of the month's top ten books, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #8, the first chapter of the "Night of the Owls" events, at #2. Geoff Johns and Carlos D'Anda's Justice League #8 ranked #3, Johns and Doug Mahnke's Green Lantern #8 ranked #5, Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' Action Comics #8 ranked #6, Tony S. Daniel's Detective Comics #8 ranked #7, and and Joe Harris and Ed Benes' Batman: The Dark Knight #8 ranked #8.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #47 was Image Comics' top book in April at #47.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in April was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #8, which ranked #74 for the month.

Finally, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 was IDW Publishing's top book for April at #102.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 121.48 FEB120534-M AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
2 2 100.00 FEB120186-M BATMAN #8 $3.99 DC
3 3 98.77 FEB120160-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #8 $3.99 DC
4 4 79.20 FEB120531-M AVX VS #1 $3.99 MAR
5 7 67.64 FEB120204-M GREEN LANTERN #8 $2.99 DC
6 5 67.36 FEB120178-M ACTION COMICS #8 $3.99 DC
7 6 67.13 FEB120190-M DETECTIVE COMICS #8 $3.99 DC
8 16 56.88 FEB120193-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #8 $2.99 DC
9 8 53.50 FEB120545-M UNCANNY X-MEN #11 $3.99 MAR
10 10 50.28 FEB120541-M AVENGERS #25 $3.99 MAR
11 11 49.76 FEB120547-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #9 $3.99 MAR
12 12 49.41 FEB120538-M NEW AVENGERS #24 $3.99 MAR
13 23 49.38 FEB120182-M SUPERMAN #8 $2.99 DC
14 24 48.78 FEB120169-M FLASH #8 $2.99 DC
15 9 47.43 FEB120540 NEW AVENGERS #25 $3.99 MAR
16 26 47.21 FEB120165-M AQUAMAN #8 $2.99 DC
17 21 45.94 FEB120196 BATMAN AND ROBIN #8 [*] $2.99 DC
18 13 45.29 FEB120566-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #683 $3.99 MAR
19 14 43.99 FEB120569-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #684 $3.99 MAR
20 15 43.57 FEB120618 UNCANNY X-MEN #10 $3.99 MAR
21 17 41.16 FEB120622 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #8 $3.99 MAR
22 18 40.60 FEB120554-M AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #2 $3.99 MAR
23 32 38.91 FEB120230-M TEEN TITANS #8 $2.99 DC
24 20 38.79 FEB120625-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #24 $3.99 MAR
25 34 38.63 FEB120167-M WONDER WOMAN #8 $2.99 DC
26 22 38.16 FEB120543-M SECRET AVENGERS #26 $3.99 MAR
27 25 36.32 FEB120575-M AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #6 $3.99 MAR
28 39 36.23 FEB120209-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #8 $2.99 DC
29 30 35.88 FEB120203 NIGHTWING #8 [*] $2.99 DC
30 42 35.31 FEB120580-M DAREDEVIL #11 $2.99 MAR
31 19 34.88 FEB120897-M SHADOW #1 $3.99 DE
32 43 34.72 FEB120198-M BATWOMAN #8 $2.99 DC
33 37 33.68 FEB120200 BATGIRL #8 [*] $2.99 DC
34 27 33.48 FEB120557 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #9 $3.99 MAR
35 38 32.79 FEB120208 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8 [*] $2.99 DC
36 45 32.44 FEB120592-M FANTASTIC FOUR #605 $2.99 MAR
37 28 32.26 FEB120596-M INCREDIBLE HULK #7 $3.99 MAR
38 29 31.76 FEB120584-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 $3.99 MAR
39 54 30.25 FEB120640-M SECRET SERVICE #1 (MR) $2.99 MAR
40 52 30.19 FEB120212-M SWAMP THING #8 $2.99 DC
41 53 30.06 FEB120633-M AGE OF APOCALYPSE #2 $2.99 MAR
42 31 29.45 FEB120556 SECRET AVENGERS #25 $3.99 MAR
43 57 29.45 FEB120608 DAREDEVIL #10.1 $2.99 MAR
44 33 28.97 FEB120627-M WOLVERINE #304 $3.99 MAR
45 35 28.67 FEB120629-M WOLVERINE #305 $3.99 MAR
46 60 28.58 FEB120594-M FF #17 $2.99 MAR
47 59 28.28 FEB120527 WALKING DEAD #96 (MR) $2.99 IMA
48 48 28.24 FEB120519 SAGA #2 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
49 36 28.21 FEB120623-M X-MEN #27 $3.99 MAR
50 49 27.69 FEB120211 RED LANTERNS #8 [*] $2.99 DC
51 64 27.34 FEB120621 X-MEN LEGACY #265 $2.99 MAR
52 55 26.68 FEB120202 CATWOMAN #8 [*] $2.99 DC
53 41 26.42 FEB120589-M MIGHTY THOR #13 $3.99 MAR
54 40 26.37 FEB120598-M HULK #50 $3.99 MAR
55 58 26.17 FEB120201 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8 [*] $2.99 DC
56 69 25.68 FEB120588 MIGHTY THOR #12.1 $2.99 MAR
57 70 25.66 FEB120586-M WINTER SOLDIER #4 $2.99 MAR
58 71 25.34 FEB120564-M SCARLET SPIDER #4 $2.99 MAR
59 62 25.06 FEB120217 ANIMAL MAN #8 [*] $2.99 DC
60 63 24.84 FEB120185 SUPERGIRL #8 [*] $2.99 DC
61 74 24.82 FEB120578-M PUNISHER #10 $2.99 MAR
62 44 24.82 FEB120612-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #515 $3.99 MAR
63 66 24.13 FEB120214 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #8 [*] $2.99 DC
64 47 23.99 FEB120558 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #9 $3.99 MAR
65 46 23.96 FEB120619 ASTONISHING X-MEN #49 $3.99 MAR
66 76 23.87 FEB120238 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #1 $2.99 DC
67 67 23.27 FEB120164 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #8 [*] $2.99 DC
68 50 23.02 FEB120620 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #4 $3.99 MAR
69 51 22.77 FEB120559 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #10 $3.99 MAR
70 72 22.60 FEB120225 SUICIDE SQUAD #8 [*] $2.99 DC
71 81 22.51 FEB120638-M SUPERCROOKS #2 (MR) $2.99 MAR
72 79 22.46 FEB120637 DEADPOOL #53 $2.99 MAR
73 82 22.10 FEB120573 VENOM #15 $2.99 MAR
74 80 22.07 FEB120033-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #8 $2.99 DAR
75 75 21.98 FEB120184 SUPERBOY #8 [*] $2.99 DC
76 56 21.94 FEB120571 CARNAGE USA #5 $3.99 MAR
77 84 21.78 FEB120574 VENOM #16 $2.99 MAR
78 61 21.36 FEB120609-M DEFENDERS #5 $3.99 MAR
79 65 20.66 JAN120625-M AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
80 200 19.86 FEB120828 FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #1 $1.00 BOO
81 83 19.75 FEB120197 BIRDS OF PREY #8 [*] $2.99 DC
82 77 19.41 FEB120009-M STAR WARS BLOOD TIES BOBA FETT IS DEAD #1 $3.50 DAR
83 91 18.95 FEB120583 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #629 $2.99 MAR
84 87 18.90 FEB120174 GREEN ARROW #8 [*] $2.99 DC
85 73 18.53 FEB120237 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #3 $3.99 DC
86 94 18.24 FEB120635 X-FACTOR #234 $2.99 MAR
87 97 17.77 FEB120220-M STORMWATCH #8 $2.99 DC
88 96 17.77 FEB120607 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #12 $2.99 MAR
89 98 17.61 FEB120283 FAIREST #2 (MR) $2.99 DC
90 88 17.46 FEB120502 FATALE #4 (MR) $3.50 IMA
91 68 17.26 FEB120229 ALL STAR WESTERN #8 [*] $3.99 DC
92 100 17.10 FEB120551 AVENGERS ACADEMY #28 $2.99 MAR
93 102 16.34 FEB120631 NEW MUTANTS #40 $2.99 MAR
94 86 16.22 FEB120614 MOON KNIGHT #12 $3.99 MAR
95 104 16.19 FEB120591 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #636 $2.99 MAR
96 106 16.09 FEB120632 NEW MUTANTS #41 $2.99 MAR
97 110 14.88 FEB120402 AMERICAS GOT POWERS #1 $2.99 IMA
98 90 14.85 JAN120645 SECRET AVENGERS #24 $3.99 MAR
99 101 14.79 FEB120236 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #8 [*] $2.99 DC
100 112 14.70 FEB120616 THUNDERBOLTS #172 $2.99 MAR

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