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Top 100 Graphic Novels: November 2010
The Walking Dead

Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors of the zombie apocalypse continue their struggle against both the undead hordes and the living survivors who are attempting to use the tragedy to further their own ends in The Walking Dead Volume 13: Too Far Gone, the latest volume of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's zombie epic from Image Comics, which was the best-selling graphic novel to comic shops in November, its sales fueled by AMC's highly-rated six-episode adapation of the series.

In total, Image Comics had three of the top ten best-selling graphic novels in November. In addition to The Walking Dead Volume 13, Chew Volume 3: Just Desserts ranked #6 and The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye (which served as the basis for AMC's television series) ranked #9.

Dark Horse Comics had one book in the top ten — Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale, from Serenity creator Joss Whedon, co-writer Zack Whedon, and artist Chris Samnee, which explored the mysterious and unrevealed past of Shephard Book, ranked #2 for the month.

DC Comics had four books in the top ten. Last month's top-selling graphic novel, Superman: Earth One from writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Shane Davis, ranked #3 in its second month of release. Batman and Robin Volume 2: Batman Vs. Robin, which collected issues 7 through 12 of Grant Morrison's best-selling series, ranked #5. Ex Machina Volume 10: Term Limits, the final volume of Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris' acclaimed Vertigo series, placed #7 on the chart. Finally, Green Lantern: Agent Orange ranked #10.

Marvel Comics had one title in the top ten in November — the collected edition of Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel's crossover event Siege ranked #8 for November.

Rounding out the top ten, Dynamite Entertainment's The Boys Volume 7: The Innocents ranked #4.

Among Premier Publishers, IDW Publishing's top graphic novel in November was Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, and Andy Belanger's Kill Shakespeare Volume 1, the first of two volumes collecting the best-selling and acclaimed series set in a world where the characters of Shakespeare's plays have come to life.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 6 29.63 SEP100413 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 13 TOO FAR GONE (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 1 21.93 JUL100030 SERENITY SHEPHERDS TALE HC $14.99 DAR
3 3 12.29 JUN100127 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC $19.99 DC 
4 5 9.40 SEP100958 BOYS TP VOL 07 THE INNOCENTS (MR) $19.99 DE
5 4 8.52 JUL100190 BATMAN AND ROBIN DELUXE HC VOL 02 BATMAN VS ROBIN $24.99 DC 
6 19 8.50 SEP100449 CHEW TP VOL 03 JUST DESSERTS (MR) $12.99 IMA
7 21 7.42 AUG100241 EX MACHINA TP VOL 10 TERM LIMITS (MR) $14.99 DC 
8 10 6.78 AUG100700 SIEGE TP $19.99 MAR
9 37 6.63 JUL068351 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
10 23 6.16 AUG100204 GREEN LANTERN AGENT ORANGE TP $14.99 DC 
11 18 6.15 JUL100071 BPRD TP VOL 14 KING OF FEAR $17.99 DAR
12 14 6.11 APR100224 SUPERMAN VS MUHAMMAD ALI DELUXE HC $19.99 DC 
13 31 5.48 AUG100199 BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL TP $14.99 DC 
14 9 5.16 MAY100920 GRANT MORRISON 18 DAYS (MR) $24.99 DE
15 16 4.93 AUG100760 MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD HC $19.95 ARA
16 15 4.89 MAY100650 POWERS TP VOL 13 Z (MR) $24.99 MAR
17 38 4.42 AUG100205 GREEN LANTERN CORPS EMERALD ECLIPSE TP $14.99 DC 
18 161 4.33 JUN100514 WITCHBLADE REDEMPTION TP VOL 01 (DIRECT MARKET ED) $4.99 IMA
19 13 4.26 SEP100998 ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY HC #20 (MR) $23.95 DRA
20 43 3.93 SEP100716 DEADPOOL TP VOL 04  MONKEY BUSINESS $15.99 MAR
21 20 3.73 JUL100251 FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 02 (MR) $29.99 DC 
22 36 3.56 AUG100715 PUNISHER MAX KINGPIN TP (MR) $19.99 MAR
23 53 3.46 SEP088204-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US $14.99 IMA
24 11 3.36 JUL100191 LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES GREAT DARKNESS SAGA DLX HC $39.99 DC 
25 57 3.31 SEP100714 CAPTAIN AMERICA TWO AMERICAS TP $14.99 MAR
26 2 3.29 MAR100236 ABSOLUTE ALL STAR SUPERMAN HC $99.99 DC 
27 56 3.15 SEP100708 THOR SIEGE AFTERMATH TP $15.99 MAR
28 64 3.10 AUG100268 GREEK STREET TP VOL 02 CASSANDRA COMPLEX (MR) $14.99 DC 
29 40 3.08 JUL100036 SAVAGE SWORD OF KULL TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
30 66 3.08 AUG100276 UNKNOWN SOLDIER TP VOL 03 DRY SEASON (MR) $14.99 DC 
31 50 3.06 SEP101100 LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME TP $14.95 RAN
32 17 2.93 APR100223 SUPERMAN VS MUHAMMAD ALI FACSIMILE EDITION HC $39.99 DC 
33 33 2.90 JUL100244 HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS HC (MR) $24.99 DC 
34 48 2.81 JUL100192 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS SONG OF THE SIRENS HC $19.99 DC 
35 87 2.80 AUG100048 GUILD TP VOL 01 $12.99 DAR
36 100 2.78 AUG100978 TRON BETRAYAL GN $9.99 HAR
37 80 2.69 APR100438 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM $14.99 IMA
38 74 2.64 SEP100707 SIEGE TP X-MEN $15.99 MAR
39 7 2.63 MAY100658-M THOR BY MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI OMNIBUS HC $64.99 MAR
40 41 2.61 SEP100693-M SPIDER-MAN ONE MOMENT TIME PREM HC $24.99 MAR
41 85 2.61 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
42 83 2.56 SEP100715 FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 02 $15.99 MAR
43 62 2.56 SEP100901 DARKWING DUCK TP VOL 01 DUCK KNIGHT RETURNS $14.99 BOO
44 42 2.51 JUL100205 SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON HC VOL 01 $24.99 DC 
45 29 2.49 JUL100202 JLA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 04 $34.99 DC 
46 95 2.48 AUG100461 RED MASS FOR MARS TP VOL 01 $14.99 IMA
47 101 2.47 JUL100083 GANTZ TP VOL 14 (MR) $12.99 DAR
48 60 2.45 SEP100691 DEADPOOL HC WADE WILSONS WAR $19.99 MAR
49 30 2.42 SEP100710 REALM OF KINGS TP $34.99 MAR
50 52 2.40 SEP100391 KILL SHAKESPEARE TP VOL 01 $19.99 IDW
51 69 2.34 SEP100095 STAR WARS DARK TIMES TP VOL 04 BLUE HARVEST $17.99 DAR
52 109 2.31 FEB108442-M SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
53 75 2.30 AUG100207 SGT ROCK THE LOST BATTALION TP $17.99 DC 
54 67 2.28 SEP100705 SIEGE TP BATTLEFIELD $19.99 MAR
55 99 2.28 SEP100706 SIEGE TP EMBEDDED $14.99 MAR
56 79 2.28 JUL100231 NORTH 40 TP $17.99 DC 
57 55 2.28 SEP100915 LADY DEATH ORIGINS TP VOL 01 $19.99 AVA
58 27 2.23 SEP100726 SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE CLONE SAGA EPIC TP BOOK 04 $39.99 MAR
59 39 2.21 JUL100233 EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 04 (MR) $29.99 DC 
60 65 2.19 JUN100035 GRANDVILLE MON AMOUR HC $19.99 DAR
61 71 2.18 SEP100711 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 04 REALM OF KINGS $19.99 MAR
62 103 2.17 SEP088206-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE $14.99 IMA
63 135 2.14 AUG100220 BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD FEARSOME FANG STRIKES TP $12.99 DC 
64 82 2.13 JUL100033 JANET EVANOVICH TROUBLEMAKER HC BOOK 02 $17.99 DAR
65 49 2.13 AUG100068 ARCHIE FIRSTS HC VOL 01 $24.99 DAR
66 35 2.11 MAY100666-M ULTIMATUM HC $34.99 MAR
67 8 2.09 AUG100208 GREEN LANTERN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $75.00 DC 
68 45 2.05 JUL100913 VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES TP VOL 01 GRANT MORRISON SC $24.99 DE
69 113 2.05 OCT090390 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
70 118 2.02 SEP088205-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
71 121 1.98 SEP088207-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (MR) $14.99 IMA
72 58 1.98 SEP100685-M MMW DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
73 151 1.97 SEP100840 LUCKY STAR GN VOL 07 $10.99 BAN
74 126 1.96 FEB100419 DARKNESS PITT TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 IMA
75 124 1.95 NOV082242 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR) $14.99 IMA
76 22 1.94 AUG101027 XENOZOIC COMPLETE COLL TP $39.95 FLE
77 94 1.93 MAY100448 HACK SLASH TP VOL 08 SUPER SIDEKICK SLEEPOVER SLAUGHTER (MR) $18.99 IMA
78 132 1.90 AUG100267 LUNA PARK TP (MR) $14.99 DC 
79 123 1.89 JUL100051 LITTLE LULU TP VOL 25 BURGLAR PROOF CLUBHOUSE $14.99 DAR
80 131 1.88 SEP088208 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE $14.99 IMA
81 105 1.84 AUG100202 GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY FIVE STAGES TP $17.99 DC 
82 34 1.84 SEP100692 PUNISHER HC FRANKEN-CASTLE $39.99 MAR
83 133 1.84 JUN090332 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME $14.99 IMA
84 108 1.82 SEP100739 TERRY MOORES ECHO TP VOL 05 $15.95 ABS
85 68 1.81 AUG100703 HEROIC AGE TP $24.99 MAR
86 231 1.80 SEP101084 SMURFS GN VOL 03 SMURF KING $5.99 NBM
87 97 1.80 SEP100397 DEAD SPACE SALVAGE TP $17.99 IDW
88 137 1.78 SEP100472 SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 08 $14.99 IMA
89 44 1.78 SEP100721 DAREDEVIL BENDIS AND MALEEV ULTIMATE COLL TP BK 03 $34.99 MAR
90 26 1.75 JUL100194 BOY COMMANDOS BY JOE SIMON AND JACK KIRBY HC $49.99 DC 
91 98 1.72 MAY100026 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 08 $19.99 DAR
92 89 1.70 SEP100803 GRAVEL TP VOL 03 LAST KING OF ENGLAND (MR) $19.99 AVA
93 150 1.69 SEP100744 ELMER GN (MR) $12.95 SLA
94 111 1.69 JUL100366 GRIMMS FAIRY TALES HC VOL 01 $16.99 IDW
95 77 1.69 SEP100695 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN CHAMELEONS PREM HC VOL 02 $24.99 MAR
96 47 1.69 SEP101022 CASTLE WAITING HC VOL 02 $29.99 FAN
97 88 1.69 JUN100033 SIN CITY NEW MILLER CVR TP VOL 04 THAT YELLOW BASTARD (MR) $21.00 DAR
98 180 1.67 AUG101189 D GRAY MAN GN VOL 19 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
99 143 1.66 FEB082136 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR) $14.99 IMA
100 28 1.66 APR100063 EERIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 05 $49.99 DAR

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