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Snow White and Bigby face challenges – her cubs are lost and their marriage is threatened – in Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's Fables Volume 19: Snow White from DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint and December's best-selling graphic novel. Also in the top ten graphic novels from DC was Nightwing Volume 3: Death of the Family at #6.

BOOM! Studios had December's #2 graphic novel with Adventure Time Volume 2: Pixel Princesses, an original graphic novel from Danielle Corsetto and Zack Sterling.

Darwyn Cooke's adaptations of hard-boiled crime novels continued in December with Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground, which ranked #3 for the month.

Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten, led by Deadpool Kills Deadpool at #4.

Image Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles as well, led by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 1 at #7.

Also among premier publishers, Adam Warren's Empowered Volume 8 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #13.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 4 7.22 SEP130305 FABLES TP VOL 19 SNOW WHITE (MR) $16.99 DC
2 13 4.57 SEP131012 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 02 PIXEL PRINCESSES $11.99 BOO
3 6 4.49 OCT130333 RICHARD STARKS PARKER SLAYGROUND HC $17.99 IDW
4 10 4.41 SEP130799 DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL TP $14.99 MAR
5 73 3.55 OCT130698 STAR LORD WORLDS ON BRINK $7.99 MAR
6 14 3.52 SEP130273 NIGHTWING TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
7 44 3.49 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
8 22 3.34 SEP130800 DEADPOOL TP VOL 03 GOOD BAD AND UGLY $15.99 MAR
9 29 2.99 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
10 31 2.89 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
11 323 2.75 MAR110767 NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 01 $14.99 MAR
12 18 2.74 NOV130340 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 03 $17.99 IDW
13 26 2.69 AUG130070 EMPOWERED TP VOL 08 $16.99 DAR
14 21 2.68 SEP110637 AVENGERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 JRJR CVR $99.99 MAR
15 7 2.48 APR120685 MARVEL ZOMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
16 42 2.44 SEP130274 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY TO (N52) $14.99 DC
17 35 2.39 SEP130275 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 02 BULLETPROOF (N52) $16.99 DC
18 16 2.33 JAN120715 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 QUESADA CVR $99.99 MAR
19 25 2.32 AUG130069 MASSIVE TP VOL 02 SUBCONTINENTAL $19.99 DAR
20 48 2.26 SEP130543 MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 06 $14.99 IMA
21 19 2.24 SEP130878 MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD HC VOL 02 $19.95 ARA
22 23 2.14 AUG130298 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 03 END OF DAYS (N52) $24.99 DC
23 32 2.11 AUG130073 CONAN TP VOL 14 THE DEATH $19.99 DAR
24 418 2.07 SEP110670 NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 07 $14.99 MAR
25 419 2.06 MAY110743 NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 03 $14.99 MAR
26 9 2.05 SEP130797 DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 02 $34.99 MAR
27 124 2.05 NOV130339 MY LITTLE PONY DIGEST TP VOL 02 $6.99 IDW
28 54 2.03 SEP130566 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 19 MARCH TO WAR $14.99 IMA
29 424 2.03 AUG110711 NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 06 $14.99 MAR
30 426 2.02 JUL110732 NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 05 $14.99 MAR
31 431 1.99 JUN110750 NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 04 $14.99 MAR
32 15 1.98 SEP130798 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 09 $29.99 MAR
33 439 1.96 APR110700 NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 02 $14.99 MAR
34 28 1.90 MAY130216 BATMAN HC VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $24.99 DC
35 36 1.89 AUG130091 ABE SAPIEN TP VOL 03 DARK TERRIBLE NEW RACE MAN $19.99 DAR
36 162 1.86 SEP130509 GODLAND FINALE $6.99 IMA
37 24 1.84 SEP110635 X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
38 59 1.80 SEP130267 GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 02 ALPHA WAR (N52) $16.99 DC
39 61 1.70 MAR110747 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
40 81 1.69 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
41 88 1.67 SEP130270 BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 03 CLASH OF DAGGERS (N52) $14.99 DC
42 67 1.66 NOV110596 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS BY MARK MILLAR OMNIBUS HC $75.00 MAR
43 49 1.65 SEP130278 BATMAN JUDGE DREDD TP $19.99 DC
44 46 1.64 AUG130076 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 15 $19.99 DAR
45 33 1.64 SEP130815 THANOS TP INFINITY ABYSS NEW PTG $24.99 MAR
46 72 1.62 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
47 77 1.61 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
48 355 1.61 MAY110754 MARVEL POINT ONE TP $24.99 MAR
49 37 1.60 OCT130753 NEW AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 INFINITY $24.99 MAR
50 12 1.59 SEP130808 IMMORTAL IRON FIST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01 $39.99 MAR
51 56 1.58 SEP130774 POWERS BUREAU TP VOL 01 UNDERCOVER (MR) $19.99 MAR
52 90 1.57 OCT130249 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED TP VOL 02 $14.99 DC
53 55 1.57 OCT130283 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 07 TAINTED LOVE (MR) $19.99 DC
54 40 1.56 FEB120644 PUNISHER BY RICK REMENDER OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
55 39 1.56 AUG130294 GREEN LANTERN CORPS HC VOL 03 WILLPOWER (N52) $24.99 DC
56 131 1.53 OCT130488 GHOSTED TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
57 92 1.53 SEP130310 SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP BOOK 05 (MR) $14.99 DC
58 27 1.52 APR120686-M NEW AVENGERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MAR
59 135 1.51 OCT130500 SHELTERED TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
60 136 1.48 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
61 38 1.47 JUN110719 X-STATIX OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
62 93 1.42 SEP130804 VENOM TP LAND WHERE KILLERS DWELL $15.99 MAR
63 86 1.42 SEP110633 JOHN CARTER WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
64 53 1.41 OCT130910 CROSSED TP VOL 07 (MR) $19.99 AVA
65 41 1.41 SEP120677-M X-FORCE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $99.99 MAR
66 98 1.40 SEP130803 AVENGERS ENEMY WITHIN TP $15.99 MAR
67 47 1.38 JUL110251 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC
68 74 1.37 OCT130326 DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME TP VOL 03 $17.99 IDW
69 94 1.33 OCT130244 SUPERBOY TP VOL 03 LOST (N52) $16.99 DC
70 97 1.32 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
71 84 1.30 SEP130793 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 06 $19.99 MAR
72 1 1.26 JUL130701-M FANTASTIC FOUR BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $125.00 MAR
73 57 1.25 SEP130810 MINI MARVELS TP COMPLETE COLLECTION $24.99 MAR
74 151 1.24 MAY100654 SQUADRON SUPREME BY MARK GRUENWALD OMNIBUS HC $74.99 MAR
75 109 1.24 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
76 60 1.23 AUG130303 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC VOL 03 $24.99 DC
77 45 1.20 JUN130256 JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY HC (N52) $29.99 DC
78 114 1.20 APR130482 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 IMA
79 161 1.18 OCT131364 ONE PIECE GN VOL 69 $9.99 VIZ
80 34 1.17 AUG130305 AUTHORITY HC VOL 02 $34.99 DC
81 70 1.16 SEP130780 IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 03 SECRET ORIGIN OF STARK BOOK 2 $24.99 MAR
82 82 1.16 AUG131389 SIXTH GUN SONS O/T GUN TP $19.99 ONI
83 85 1.16 FEB110642 ACTS OF VENGEANCE CROSSOVERS OMNIBUS HC DAVIS CVR $99.99 MAR
84 137 1.16 SEP130299 YOUNG JUSTICE TP VOL 04 INVASION $12.99 DC
85 122 1.15 SEP130806 X-FACTOR TP VOL 21 END OF X-FACTOR $14.99 MAR
86 63 1.12 SEP130064 STAR WARS OMNIBUS DARK TIMES TP VOL 01 $24.99 DAR
87 685 1.12 OCT110717 NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON GN TP BOOK 08 $14.99 MAR
88 69 1.09 FEB120645 SECRET WARRIORS OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
89 100 1.08 OCT130325 DOCTOR WHO 3 TP VOL 04 DEAD MANS HAND $17.99 IDW
90 101 1.07 SEP130284 SHOWCASE PRESENTS STRANGE ADVENTURES TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
91 66 1.07 OCT130418 X-FILES SEASON 10 HC VOL 01 $24.99 IDW
92 117 1.07 OCT130760 AVENGERS AI TP VOL 01 HUMAN AFTER ALL $16.99 MAR
93 3 1.06 AUG130864-M DEADPOOL BY JOE KELLY OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
94 102 1.06 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
95 83 1.05 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
96 126 1.04 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
97 160 1.03 FEB120285 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE NEW ED (MR) $12.99 DC
98 80 1.03 AUG130084 STAR WARS OMNIBUS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 02 $24.99 DAR
99 105 1.02 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
100 17 1.01 NOV120362 TMNT ULT COLL HC VOL 05 $49.99 IDW

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