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Top 100 Graphic Novels: June 2011
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The survivors of the zombie apocalypse have more to fear than the undead in The Walking Dead Volume 14: No Way Out, the latest collected volume of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's best-selling zombie series from Image Comics and the best-selling graphic novel sold to comics retailers in June. With the production of the second season of AMC's adaptation of The Walking Dead gearing up, sales on The Walking Dead backlist continued to be strong in June, with the first volume, Days Gone Bye, reaching the top ten graphic novels at #7 for the month as well.

The finale of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 story arc from Dark Horse Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 2: Last Gleaming, was the number two best-selling graphic novel in June.

Viz Media's Naruto Volume 51 was the month's top selling manga sold to comics retailers and ranked #3 overall on the graphic novels sales chart for June.

DC Comics had three titles in the top ten best-selling graphic novels in June. Led by Green Lantern: Brightest Day at #4, DC Comics also had the trade paperback edition of the acclaimed Batwoman: Elegy at #5 and Sweet Tooth Volume 3: Animal Armies at #6.

Marvel Comics rounded out June's top ten with two volumes. X-Men: Second Coming, collecting the crossover story arc, ranked #9 for the month, and The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: The Little Sisters of Eluria ranked #10.

Finally, rounding out the Premier Publishers, IDW Publishing's top-selling graphic novel in June was G.I. Joe: Cobra Volume 4, which ranked #130 for the month.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2011

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 38.40 APR110444 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 2 12.81 FEB110018 BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 08 LAST GLEAMING $16.99 DAR
3 24 7.93 MAR111299 NARUTO TP VOL 51 $9.99 VIZ
4 5 7.63 FEB110200 GREEN LANTERN BRIGHTEST DAY HC $22.99 DC 
5 11 7.24 MAR110341 BATWOMAN TP VOL 01 ELEGY $17.99 DC 
6 16 7.06 MAR110392 SWEET TOOTH TP VOL 03 ANIMAL ARMIES (MR) $14.99 DC 
7 74 5.89 JUL068351 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
8 27 5.69 MAR110344 ARKHAM ASYLUM MADNESS TP $14.99 DC 
9 4 5.08 APR110694 X-MEN SECOND COMING TP $34.99 MAR
10 13 5.08 APR110707 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA PREM HC $24.99 MAR
11 35 4.74 MAR110343 BATMAN RED HOOD THE LOST DAYS TP $14.99 DC 
12 19 4.60 MAR110353 JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE TP $19.99 DC 
13 10 4.53 APR110693 X-MEN AGE OF X HC $29.99 MAR
14 84 4.31 MAR111314 BLEACH TP VOL 35 $9.99 VIZ
15 71 4.22 APR110723 MARVEL UNIVERSE VS PUNISHER TP $14.99 MAR
16 18 4.20 FEB110210 PLANETARY BATMAN DELUXE HC $22.99 DC 
17 38 4.16 APR110696 UNCANNY X-MEN TP QUARANTINE $16.99 MAR
18 82 4.06 APR110698 GENERATION HOPE TP FUTURES A FOUR LETTER WORD $14.99 MAR
19 56 4.04 APR110724 X-FORCE TP SEX AND VIOLENCE $14.99 MAR
20 14 4.03 APR110736 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 05 $29.99 MAR
21 50 4.01 MAR110029 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 01 LOST ADVENTURES $14.99 DAR
22 28 4.00 APR110875 INCORRUPTIBLE TP VOL 04 $16.99 BOO
23 21 3.87 FEB110205 WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 01 ODYSSEY $22.99 DC 
24 99 3.82 MAR111305 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 25 $9.99 VIZ
25 32 3.82 APR110718 UNCANNY X-FORCE PREM HC DEATHLOK NATION $19.99 MAR
26 57 3.80 APR110686 CAPTAIN AMERICA NO ESCAPE TP $15.99 MAR
27 76 3.77 APR110732 OSBORN TP EVIL INCARCERATED $16.99 MAR
28 3 3.76 MAR110034 HELLBOY LIBRARY ED HC VOL 04 CROOKED MAN $49.99 DAR
29 43 3.75 MAR110814 TERRY MOORES ECHO TP VOL 06 LAST DAY $15.95 ABS
30 100 3.64 APR110697 X-MEN TO SERVE AND PROTECT TP $14.99 MAR
31 110 3.62 JAN118037 FALLING SKIES GN $9.99 DAR
32 7 3.62 FEB110265 PREACHER HC BOOK 04 (MR) $39.99 DC 
33 46 3.60 MAR110350 SUPERMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 09 $17.99 DC 
34 47 3.58 MAR110345 RED ROBIN HIT LIST TP $17.99 DC 
35 62 3.57 APR110733 DEADPOOL DEAD HEAD REDEMPTION TP $15.99 MAR
36 33 3.51 FEB110023 ALIENS VS PREDATOR THREE WORLD WAR $19.99 DAR
37 9 3.46 FEB110204 LEGION LOST HC $39.99 DC 
38 22 3.38 FEB110016 BALTIMORE PLAGUE SHIPS HC VOL 01 $24.99 DAR
39 54 3.37 MAR110347 SUPERMAN NEW KRYPTON TP VOL 04 $17.99 DC 
40 42 3.37 APR110695 X-MEN SECOND COMING REVELATIONS TP $19.99 MAR
41 29 3.36 APR110715-M ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN PREM HC DEATH PRELUDE $24.99 MAR
42 104 3.27 SEP088204-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
43 83 3.22 MAR110356 POWER GIRL BOMB SQUAD TP $14.99 DC 
44 85 3.20 MAR110340 BATMAN KNIGHT AND SQUIRE TP $14.99 DC 
45 36 3.16 MAR111216 SIXTH GUN TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI
46 17 3.14 FEB111040 DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HC VOL 01 DEATH VALLEY $29.99 FAN
47 25 3.13 APR110750 GIRL GENIUS TP VOL 10 AGATHA H & GUARDIAN MUSE $22.95 STU
48 53 3.12 APR110687 CAPTAIN AMERICA RED MENACE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP $19.99 MAR
49 20 3.07 MAR110349 AQUAMAN DEATH OF A PRINCE TP $29.99 DC 
50 63 3.07 APR110699 MYSTIQUE BY SEAN MCKEEVER ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP $24.99 MAR
51 131 3.02 MAR111295 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
52 101 2.88 FEB100185 GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH TP NEW EDITION $14.99 DC 
53 118 2.87 SEP100413 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 13 TOO FAR GONE (MR) $14.99 IMA
54 61 2.86 APR110735 DEADPOOL TEAM-UP TP VOL 02 SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP $19.99 MAR
55 162 2.86 FEB094465 LOEG III CENTURY #1 1910 (MR) $7.95 TOP
56 141 2.82 APR110725 SHE-HULKS TP HUNT FOR INTELLIGENCIA $14.99 MAR
57 67 2.78 APR110711 DEADPOOL PREM HC VOL 07 SPACE ODDITY $19.99 MAR
58 66 2.76 APR110738 ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 10 $19.99 MAR
59 8 2.66 JAN110811-M MMW IRON FIST HC VOL 01 $54.99 MAR
60 6 2.64 JAN110813-M MMW GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA HC VOL 05 $59.99 MAR
61 64 2.62 MAR110038 CREEPY COMICS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
62 93 2.62 FEB111041 ISLE OF 100000 GRAVES GN $14.99 FAN
63 73 2.56 APR110722 HULK TP GRAY $19.99 MAR
64 135 2.51 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
65 130 2.51 APR111079 GHOST IN SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX GN VOL 01 (MR) $10.99 RAN
66 79 2.49 APR110721 DAREDEVIL YELLOW TP $19.99 MAR
67 55 2.47 APR110713 SECRET AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 EYES OF DRAGON $24.99 MAR
68 34 2.43 FEB110199 FIRST WAVE HC $29.99 DC 
69 121 2.43 APR110731 X-FACTOR TP VOL 11 HAPPENINGS IN VEGAS $14.99 MAR
70 182 2.42 APR110726 ANT-MAN AND WASP TP SMALL WORLD $14.99 MAR
71 163 2.42 MAR111302 BAKUMAN TP VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
72 72 2.41 MAR110042 DETHKLOK HC $19.99 DAR
73 123 2.37 JAN110337-M GREEN LANTERN SECRET ORIGIN TP $14.99 DC 
74 90 2.36 APR110714 DAREDEVIL REBORN PREM HC $19.99 MAR
75 168 2.35 MAR111325 ONE PIECE TP VOL 57 $9.99 VIZ
76 78 2.34 FEB110024 TERMINATOR TP 2029 TO 1984 $19.99 DAR
77 52 2.33 MAR110037 ANGEL OMNIBUS (DH ED) TP VOL 01 $24.99 DAR
78 197 2.32 APR110424 LIL DEPRESSED BOY TP VOL 01 SHE IS STAGGERING $9.99 IMA
79 236 2.25 SEP090288 CHEW TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
80 179 2.23 MAR111294 OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ
81 23 2.23 JAN110820 DEADPOOL HC VOL 01 $39.99 MAR
82 169 2.22 FEB110040 NGE CAMPUS APOCALYSE TP VOL 04 $10.99 DAR
83 12 2.20 DEC100638-M MMW ATLAS ERA JUNGLE ADVENTURE HC VOL 02 $59.99 MAR
84 59 2.18 MAR110041 SCARY GODMOTHER COMIC BOOK STORIES TP $24.99 DAR
85 97 2.18 APR110712 SECRET WARRIORS PREM HC VOL 05 NIGHT $19.99 MAR
86 68 2.17 APR110679-M MMW MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 03 $24.99 MAR
87 69 2.13 APR110692 X-MEN GREAT POWER PREM HC $24.99 MAR
88 160 2.13 APR100438 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM $14.99 IMA
89 164 2.11 SEP088205-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
90 89 2.10 FEB111042 CONGRESS O/T ANIMALS HC $19.99 FAN
91 227 2.10 APR110729 ONE MONTH TO LIVE TP $14.99 MAR
92 137 2.10 APR111245 SOUL EATER TP VOL 06 $11.99 HAC
93 92 2.07 AUG100788 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS TP VOL 01 $18.99 ASP
94 195 2.07 MAR111317 CLAYMORE VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ
95 30 2.07 APR110737 SPIDER-MAN ORIGINAL CLONE SAGA TP $39.99 MAR
96 171 2.06 NOV082242 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR) $14.99 IMA
97 199 2.05 APR110788 ARCHIE BABIES OGN $9.95 ARC
98 96 2.04 APR110709 IMPOSSIBLE MAN TP $34.99 MAR
99 174 2.03 SEP088206-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
100 58 2.00 DEC100644 NEW AVENGERS HC VOL 06 $29.99 MAR

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