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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 1, a Hugo Award-winning, character-driven science-fiction epic from Image Comics, topped the sales charts in January as the month's best-selling graphic novel. In total, Image Comics had three titles in the top ten, including Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye at #2 and Saga Volume 2 at #6.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's All-New X-Men Volume 1: Yesterday's X-Men at #3. Also in the top ten were Superior Spider-Man Volume 4: Necessary Evil at #4, X-Men: Battle of the Atom at #7, and Thor: God of Thunder Volume 1: God Butcher at #10.

DC Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles — Batman '66: The TV Stories, a collection of vintage Batman stories that inspired the Adam West television series, at #5; The Unwritten Volume 8: Orpheus in the Underworlds at #8; and Batman: The Dark Knight Volume 2: Cycle of Violence at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top book for January was B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Volume 7: A Cold Day in Hell at #15.

IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: When Cutie Calls ranked #11 for the month.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 26 3.64 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
2 6 3.58 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
3 4 3.07 OCT130757 ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 01 YESTERDAYS X-MEN $19.99 MAR
4 8 2.96 OCT130759 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 04 NECESSARY EVIL $17.99 MAR
5 15 2.87 OCT130248 BATMAN 66 THE TV STORIES TP $14.99 DC
6 20 2.81 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
7 1 2.69 OCT130747 X-MEN BATTLE OF ATOM HC $49.99 MAR
8 12 2.61 OCT130295 UNWRITTEN TP VOL 08 ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLDS (MR) $16.99 DC
9 25 2.58 OCT130236 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 02 CYCLE OF VIOLENCE (N52) $14.99 DC
10 9 2.56 OCT130763 THOR GOD OF THUNDER TP VOL 01 GOD BUTCHER $19.99 MAR
11 70 2.55 OCT130361 MY LITTLE PONY WHEN CUTIE CALLS TP $7.99 IDW
12 13 2.44 NOV130726 SUPERIOR CARNAGE TP $17.99 MAR
13 42 2.41 SEP130560 TEN GRAND TP VOL 01 $12.99 IMA
14 57 2.35 NOV131293 NARUTO GN VOL 64 $9.99 VIZ
15 11 2.21 SEP130053 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 07 A COLD DAY IN HELL $19.99 DAR
16 27 2.19 OCT130241 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 03 DEATH OF MAGIC (N52) $16.99 DC
17 7 2.19 SEP130269 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT HC VOL 03 MAD (N52) $24.99 DC
18 36 2.09 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
19 30 2.06 OCT130246 SUPERMAN TP VOL 02 SECRETS AND LIES (N52) $16.99 DC
20 41 2.06 SEP130566 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 19 MARCH TO WAR $14.99 IMA
21 24 1.96 OCT130762 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK TP VOL 01 AGENT OF SHIELD $19.99 MAR
22 35 1.94 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
23 10 1.92 SEP130794 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PREM HC VOL 02 ANGELA $24.99 MAR
24 45 1.92 OCT130761 YOUNG AVENGERS TP VOL 02 ALTERNATIVE CULTURE $15.99 MAR
25 37 1.82 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
26 96 1.78 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
27 29 1.77 OCT130292 SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K VAUGHN TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
28 14 1.77 MAY130216 BATMAN HC VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $24.99 DC
29 17 1.76 OCT130752 AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 04 INFINITY $24.99 MAR
30 22 1.76 SEP130276 SUPERMAN HC VOL 03 FURY AT THE WORLDS END (N52) $22.99 DC
31 92 1.69 NOV131297 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
32 43 1.69 OCT130496 COMPLETE MULTIPLE WARHEADS TP (MR) $17.99 IMA
33 64 1.60 OCT130239 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 02 BEYOND HOPE $14.99 DC
34 40 1.58 OCT130238 BATMAN BATMAN AND SON TP NEW ED $19.99 DC
35 78 1.57 OCT131229 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 10 $10.99 RAN
36 67 1.55 OCT130756 ALL NEW X-MEN INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK SSM ARMS OCTOPUS TP $14.99 MAR
37 66 1.46 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
38 69 1.44 OCT130764 AVENGERS ARENA TP VOL 03 BOSS LEVEL $15.99 MAR
39 68 1.44 SEP130069 HALO INITIATION HC $14.99 DAR
40 44 1.44 SEP130082 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 28 RAINING CHAOS (MR) $19.99 DAR
41 38 1.43 NOV130804 CROSSED WISH YOU WERE HERE TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 AVA
42 63 1.43 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
43 31 1.41 SEP130268 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS HC VOL 03 LOVE & DEATH (N52) $24.99 DC
44 54 1.38 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
45 62 1.38 OCT130758 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP TP FRIENDLY FIRE $17.99 MAR
46 33 1.37 OCT130750 DEXTER PREM HC $24.99 MAR
47 111 1.37 DEC131341 BLEACH GN VOL 59 $9.99 VIZ
48 93 1.37 NOV131124 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 11 $10.99 RAN
49 85 1.32 APR130482 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 IMA
50 2 1.32 SEP130279 PLANETARY OMNIBUS HC $75.00 DC
51 55 1.32 OCT130293 PREACHER TP BOOK 03 (MR) $19.99 DC
52 104 1.31 FEB120285 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE NEW ED (MR) $12.99 DC
53 86 1.30 OCT130754 THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 03 INFINITY $15.99 MAR
54 46 1.29 NOV131298 SHONEN JUMP PACK 2014 #1 $19.99 VIZ
55 80 1.26 NOV130722 CABLE AND X-FORCE TP VOL 03 THIS WONT END WELL $16.99 MAR
56 18 1.24 OCT130768 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BY JIM VALENTINO TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
57 160 1.21 SEP130907 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 22 $7.99 ARC
58 47 1.18 OCT130755 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK PREM HC VOL 03 SMASH TIME $24.99 MAR
59 65 1.18 SEP130281 CREATURE COMMANDOS TP $19.99 DC
60 23 1.15 NOV130732 WARLOCK BY JIM STARLIN TP COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MAR
61 53 1.13 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
62 51 1.12 OCT130282 ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 05 THE MEANING OF FLESH (MR) $24.99 DC
63 98 1.12 DEC120744 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 MAR
64 71 1.12 OCT130242 DEMON KNIGHTS TP VOL 03 THE GATHERING STORM (N52) $19.99 DC
65 16 1.10 OCT130765 X-MEN TP VOL 01 ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT $39.99 MAR
66 101 1.09 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
67 102 1.08 NOV131311 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 16 $13.00 HAC
68 77 1.08 OCT130291 EX MACHINA TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
69 79 1.08 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
70 39 1.08 JUN130256 JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY HC (N52) $29.99 DC
71 56 1.08 DEC131302 ASSASSINS CREED BRAHMAN GN $19.99 UBI
72 187 1.07 NOV131199 HELLO KITTY GN DELICIOUS $7.99 VIZ
73 75 1.07 SEP080168 HARLEY QUINN PRELUDES AND KNOCK KNOCK JOKES TP $19.99 DC
74 144 1.05 NOV131271 ETERNAL WARRIOR TP VOL 01 SWORD O/T WILD $9.99 VAL
75 108 1.05 OCT130237 BATWING TP VOL 03 ENEMY OF THE STATE (N52) $14.99 DC
76 3 1.05 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
77 52 1.05 SEP130067 STAR WARS OMNIBUS ADVENTURES TP $24.99 DAR
78 60 1.02 OCT130751 ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 05 $24.99 MAR
79 50 1.01 SEP131249 LOST AT SEA HC $24.99 ONI
80 115 1.01 SEP130083 GANTZ TP VOL 30 (MR) $13.99 DAR
81 88 1.00 FEB058406-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
82 105 1.00 OCT120252 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52) $16.99 DC
83 61 0.99 NOV130714-M MMW X-MEN TP VOL 06 $24.99 MAR
84 106 0.98 OCT130250 GREEN LANTERN SECTOR 2814 TP VOL 03 $16.99 DC
85 95 0.96 AUG131002 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG LEGACY VOL 03 $16.99 ARC
86 125 0.95 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
87 121 0.92 SEP088206 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
88 94 0.91 NOV130313 TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 $17.99 IDW
89 128 0.90 OCT060163 BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC $14.99 DC
90 173 0.90 DEC131338 DEADMAN WONDERLAND GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
91 141 0.90 OCT130871 MEGA MAN TP VOL 06 BREAKING POINT $11.99 ARC
92 118 0.89 SEP120449 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
93 32 0.89 NOV130912 ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL ED HC VOL 03 $34.99 BOO
94 76 0.89 JUL110251 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC
95 83 0.88 JUN090991 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT $19.99 IDW
96 5 0.88 AUG130866-M MMW SUB MARINER HC VOL 05 $69.99 MAR
97 127 0.88 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
98 109 0.86 NOV130860 SIMPSONS COMICS SHAKE UP TP $15.99 BON
99 136 0.85 OCT130251 DEMON FROM THE DARKNESS TP $14.99 DC
100 147 0.83 SEP130056 MONSTERS AND OTHER STORIES TP $12.99 DAR

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