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Top 50 Non-Premier Comics & Graphic Novels: November 2010
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A classic Warren character — Vampirella — returned to comics in November as writer Eric Trautmann and artist Wagner Reis unleashed Vampirella #1 for Dynamite Entertainment, giving the publisher the best-selling Non-Premier Comic Book in the month of November. Overall, Dynamite had a strong month, with seven of the top ten Non-Premier titles, including The Boys #48 at #2, Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #9 at #3, Warlord of Mars #2 at #5, and Kevin Smith's Kato #5 at #10.

Also placing in the top ten Non-Premier Comic Books of November was BOOM! Studios with three titles, led by Stan Lee's The Traveler #1 at #1, the debut issue of the second series of BOOM!'s highly-anticipated "Stan's Back" line of superhero comics.

Dynamite Entertainment also had a strong month on the Non-Premier Graphic Novels sales chart in November, taking the top spot with The Boys Volume 7: The Innocents and three of the top ten.

Other publishers in the top ten best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novels include Archaia Studios Press with Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard at #2 (which was also the top-selling Small Press Graphic Novel for the month), Avatar Press' Boundless Comics imprint with Lady Death Origins Volume 1 at #9, BOOM! Studios' BOOM Kids! imprint with Darkwing Duck Volume 1: The Duck Knight Returns at #7, Drawn & Quarterly with Acme Novelty Library Volume 20 from indie comics legend Chris Ware at #3, Harper Collins with TRON: Betrayal at #6, Oni Press with Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (the first volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's series) at #8, and Radical Publishing with The Last Days of American Crime (soon to be a film starring Sam Worthington) at #5.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2010

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RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 57 41 44.80 SEP100927-M VAMPIRELLA #1 $3.99 DE
2 90 71 30.68 SEP100956 BOYS #48 (MR) $3.99 DE
3 100 81 27.44 SEP100936 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #9 $3.99 DE
4 101 84 27.22 SEP100939 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #10 $3.99 DE
5 109 91 26.06 SEP100933 WARLORD OF MARS #2 $3.99 DE
6 119 99 23.69 SEP100889 STAN LEE TRAVELER #1 $3.99 BOO
7 121 103 23.60 SEP100957 BOYS HIGHLAND LADDIE #4 (MR) $3.99 DE
8 154 123 17.14 SEP100887-M STAN LEE SOLDIER ZERO #2 $3.99 BOO
9 155 125 17.02 SEP100885-M IRREDEEMABLE #19 $3.99 BOO
10 164 150 15.36 JUN100931 KEVIN SMITH KATO #5 $3.99 DE
11 169 153 14.76 JUL100811-M CROSSED FAMILY VALUES #5 (MR) $3.99 AVA
12 172 148 14.42 SEP100883-M INCORRUPTIBLE #12 $3.99 BOO
13 176 162 14.04 AUG100937 LAST PHANTOM #3 $3.99 DE
14 177 163 13.89 JUL100937 RED SONJA #53 $3.99 DE
15 184 171 13.04 JUN100950 QUEEN SONJA #11 $3.99 DE
16 185 178 12.92 SEP108107 MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD #4 $3.50 ARA
17 195 210 11.91 SEP100793 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #219 $2.99 ARC
18 196 211 11.85 SEP100866 COMIC BOOK GUY THE COMIC BOOK #5 $2.99 BON
19 198 119 11.79 JUL101200-M GFT WONDERLAND ANNUAL 2010 $5.99 ZEN
20 199 205 11.76 SEP100922 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #65 (MR) $2.95 BRO
21 203 215 11.39 SEP100868 SIMPSONS COMICS #172 $2.99 BON
22 210 192 10.47 JUL100929 KATO ORIGINS WAY O/T NINJA #5 $3.99 DE
23 214 236 10.18 SEP100794 SONIC UNIVERSE #22 $2.99 ARC
24 215 187 10.07 SEP100900 DARKWING DUCK #6 $3.99 BOO
25 216 202 9.87 SEP100945 GREEN HORNET BLOOD TIES #2 $3.99 DE
26 217 239 9.80 SEP100867 FUTURAMA COMICS #52 $2.99 BON
27 229 201 9.00 SEP101210-M MONSTER HUNTERS SURVIVAL GUIDE #1 $3.99 ZEN
28 234 220 8.14 JUL100945 ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #6 $3.99 DE
29 237 232 7.96 SEP100950 GREEN HORNET PARALLEL LIVES #5 $3.99 DE
30 244 219 7.62 AUG100855 DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #17 $3.99 BOO
31 247 207 7.55 SEP100869 SIMPSONS WINTER WINGDING #5 $4.99 BON
32 254 168 7.11 AUG101132 CLINT #2 (MR) $6.99 TIT
33 256 248 6.87 SEP100827-M CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD LAST BATTLE #5 (MR) $3.99 AVA
34 257 369 6.74 AUG101117 HOLLOW POINT DAMAGED FLIP BOOK $1.00 RAL
35 258 257 6.68 SEP101113 ATOMIC ROBO DEADLY ART OF SCIENCE #1 $3.50 RED
36 260 289 6.88 JUL100794-M SCOURGE #2 $2.99 ASP
37 261 255 6.54 MAY100959 JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES STORM FRONT VOL 02 #4 $3.99 DE
38 262 246 6.54 SEP100880 FARSCAPE ONGOING #13 $3.99 BOO
39 264 250 6.21 SEP100872 AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #6 $3.99 BOO
40 267 264 6.11 AUG100778 LIFE WITH ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE #4 $3.99 ARC
41 268 296 6.05 SEP100783 ARCHIE #615 $2.99 ARC
42 271 263 5.60 AUG100849 28 DAYS LATER #16 $3.99 BOO
43 273 266 5.53 SEP100881 FARSCAPE SCORPIUS #7 $3.99 BOO
44 274 276 5.50 SEP101089 SIXTH GUN #6 $3.99 ONI
45 277 238 5.39 AUG101058 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #168 $4.99 KEN
46 278 269 5.35 SEP100870 28 DAYS LATER #17 $3.99 BOO
47 279 300 5.32 SEP100913 UNCLE SCROOGE #397 $2.99 BOO
48 283 274 5.10 AUG101165 BOONDOCK SAINTS HEAD OF THE SNAKE #1 $3.99 12 
49 285 297 5.04 SEP100756 VERY ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS #2 $3.50 ANT
50 286 284 4.75 SEP100879 DRACULA COMPANY OF MONSTERS #4 $3.99 BOO

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2010

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RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 4 5 9.40 SEP100958 BOYS TP VOL 07 THE INNOCENTS (MR) $19.99 DE
2 14 9 5.16 MAY100920 GRANT MORRISON 18 DAYS (MR) $24.99 DE
3 15 16 4.93 AUG100760 MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD HC $19.95 ARA
4 19 13 4.26 SEP100998 ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY HC #20 (MR) $23.95 DRA
5 31 50 3.06 SEP101100 LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME TP $14.95 RAN
6 36 100 2.78 AUG100978 TRON BETRAYAL GN $9.99 HAR
7 43 62 2.56 SEP100901 DARKWING DUCK TP VOL 01 DUCK KNIGHT RETURNS $14.99 BOO
8 52 109 2.31 FEB108442-M SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
9 57 55 2.28 SEP100915 LADY DEATH ORIGINS TP VOL 01 $19.99 AVA
10 68 45 2.05 JUL100913 VAMPIRELLA MASTERS SERIES TP VOL 01 GRANT MORRISON SC $24.99 DE
11 73 151 1.97 SEP100840 LUCKY STAR GN VOL 07 $10.99 BAN
12 76 22 1.94 AUG101027 XENOZOIC COMPLETE COLL TP $39.95 FLE
13 84 108 1.82 SEP100739 TERRY MOORES ECHO TP VOL 05 $15.95 ABS
14 86 231 1.80 SEP101084 SMURFS GN VOL 03 SMURF KING $5.99 NBM
15 92 89 1.70 SEP100803 GRAVEL TP VOL 03 LAST KING OF ENGLAND (MR) $19.99 AVA
16 93 150 1.69 SEP100744 ELMER GN (MR) $12.95 SLA
17 96 47 1.69 SEP101022 CASTLE WAITING HC VOL 02 $29.99 FAN
18 98 180 1.67 AUG101189 D GRAY MAN GN VOL 19 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
19 101 12 1.66 SEP101090 SCOTT PILGRIM PRECIOUS LITTLE BOX SET $72.00 ONI
20 103 96 1.62 AUG100930 GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE TP VOL 01 $19.99 DE
21 104 219 1.62 AUG101201 POKEMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE GN VOL 08 $7.99 VIZ
22 105 186 1.61 AUG101210 INU YASHA TP VOL 54 $9.99 VIZ
23 106 59 1.60 JUN101111 LENORE COOTIES PX HC COLOR ED $24.95 TIT
24 110 172 1.54 SEP100785 ARCHIE AMERICANA SER TP VOL 11 BEST OF 80S BOOK 2 $11.95 ARC
25 113 197 1.51 AUG101188 BAKUMAN TP VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
26 125 174 1.38 AUG101181 BIOMEGA GN VOL 04 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
27 129 139 1.36 SEP100798 HATTER M TP VOL 03 THE NATURE OF WONDER $14.95 AUT
28 131 104 1.36 JUL101045 LITTLE PRINCE GN $19.99 HOU
29 133 130 1.30 AUG101186 NARUTO ILLUSTRATION BOOK SC $19.99 VIZ
30 138 199 1.24 SEP101201 K ON GN VOL 01 $10.99 HAC
31 139 175 1.23 SEP100871 28 DAYS LATER TP VOL 02 BEND IN THE ROAD $12.99 BOO
32 140 90 1.23 JUL101044 BEST AMERICAN COMICS HC 2010 $23.00 HOU
33 143 193 1.22 FEB108443-M SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD $11.99 ONI
34 147 178 1.19 SEP101207 SPICE AND WOLF GN VOL 03 $12.99 HAC
35 148 190 1.19 AUG101130 SRG PRESENTS ZOMBIE TRAMP TP $11.99 SUP
36 150 235 1.17 AUG101208 HIKARU NO GO TP VOL 21 $9.99 VIZ
37 153 209 1.16 SEP100983 TSUBASA GN VOL 28 $10.99 RAN
38 157 189 1.13 MAY101149 MEGA MAN MEGAMIX VOL 03 $12.95 UDO
39 158 115 1.12 JUN100999 EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC SEC HC VOL 01 $24.99 FAN
40 159 149 1.10 JUL100926 KEVIN SMITH KATO TP VOL 01 NOT MY FATHERS DAUGHTER $19.99 DE
41 160 122 1.10 JUL101018 WHAT I DID HC $24.99 FAN
42 162 244 1.08 AUG101215 SHAMAN KING TP VOL 31 $9.99 VIZ
43 165 176 1.06 JUL100793 EEEK TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.95 ASY
44 168 157 1.04 JUL101126 LENORE COOTIES HC COLOR ED $17.95 TIT
45 169 156 1.04 AUG101014 LITTLE MAAKIES PRAIRIE HC $19.99 FAN
46 170 177 1.03 SEP100895 CBGB TP $14.99 BOO
47 173 243 1.01 SEP101139 MAID SAMA GN VOL 07 $10.99 TOK
48 176 242 0.99 SEP100875 DO ANDROIDS DREAM DUST TO DUST TP VOL 01 $9.99 BOO
49 177 267 0.98 AUG101194 BLACK BIRD GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
50 178 236 0.97 AUG100976 XXXHOLIC GN VOL 16 $10.99 RAN

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Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman generally remain stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.