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Top 100 Graphic Novels: January 2015

Powerless and beset by his enemies, Wolverine faces his final hour in Charles Soule and Steve McNiven's Death of Wolverine from Marvel Comics, the best-selling graphic novel in January.

In total, Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten, including Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2: Spider-Verse Prelude at #6 and Deadpool: The Ones With Deadpool at #10.

Image Comics had seven titles in the top ten, led by Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta Volume 1 at E2. All four volumes of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga were in the top ten — Volume 4 ranked #3, Volume 1 ranked #5, Volume 3 ranked #7, and Volume 2 ranked #8. Also among the top ten were Black Science Volume 2: Welcome to Nowhere at #4 and The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Injustice: Gods Among Us Volume 2, based on the best-selling video game, was DC Comics' top book in January at #13.

Rep. John Lewis' graphic autobiography, March Book 2 from IDW Publishing's Top Shelf imprint ranked #20 and was their best-selling graphic novel in January.

Finally, Dark Horse Comics' Abe Sapien Volume 5: Sacred Places was the publisher's top book in January at #43.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2015

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 7.67 OCT140914-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE HC $24.99 MAR
2 9 7.65 OCT140637 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
3 4 7.61 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 8 5.31 OCT140615 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 02 WELCOME NOWHERE $14.99 IMA
5 21 4.97 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
6 12 3.49 OCT140932 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 SPIDER-VERSE PRELUDE $17.99 MAR
7 19 3.33 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
8 20 3.32 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
9 17 3.29 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
10 16 3.19 NOV140877 DEADPOOL TP ONES WITH DEADPOOL $15.99 MAR
11 23 3.18 OCT140631 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 02 $14.99 IMA
12 13 2.91 NOV140872 GOTG ALL NEW X-MEN TP TRIAL OF JEAN GREY $19.99 MAR
13 22 2.87 OCT140368 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
14 11 2.78 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
15 25 2.70 OCT140927 LEGENDARY STAR-LORD TP VOL 01 FACE IT I RULE $16.99 MAR
16 29 2.57 OCT140357 FLASH TP VOL 04 REVERSE (N52) $16.99 DC
17 36 2.41 OCT140359 SINESTRO TP VOL 01 THE DEMON WITHIN (N52) $14.99 DC
18 31 2.34 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
19 30 2.30 OCT140929 BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 02 TIGHTLY TANGLED WEB $17.99 MAR
20 15 2.28 NOV141657 MARCH GN BOOK 02 $19.95 IDW
21 40 2.26 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
22 18 2.20 OCT140358 FLASH HC VOL 05 HISTORY LESSONS (N52) $22.99 DC
23 26 2.18 NOV140464 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 06 $17.99 IDW
24 94 2.09 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
25 38 2.01 OCT140928 MAGNETO TP VOL 02 REVERSALS $17.99 MAR
26 56 1.93 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
27 28 1.92 SEP140337 AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 07 (MR) $22.99 DC
28 39 1.88 OCT140947 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 05 NIGHT COMETH $16.99 ABS
29 34 1.87 OCT140933 UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 03 GOOD BAD INHUMAN $19.99 MAR
30 43 1.86 OCT140364 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 05 RED DAUGHTER OF KRYPTON (N52) $17.99 DC
31 107 1.83 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
32 48 1.79 OCT140931 PUNISHER TP VOL 02 BORDER CROSSING $17.99 MAR
33 51 1.75 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
34 57 1.73 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
35 64 1.72 SEP140657 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR) $14.99 IMA
36 1 1.71 AUG140892-M STAR WARS MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MAR
37 42 1.70 OCT140367 BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE TP VOL 04 $19.99 DC
38 58 1.68 OCT140353 AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS TP VOL 01 LEGACY OF GOLD (N52) $16.99 DC
39 81 1.61 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
40 32 1.58 OCT140917 AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT PREM HC VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
41 53 1.54 JAN140800 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 MAR
42 68 1.52 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
43 49 1.52 SEP140095 ABE SAPIEN TP VOL 05 SACRED PLACES $19.99 DAR
43 54 1.52 OCT140361 GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 05 UPRISING (N52) $19.99 DC
45 61 1.51 NOV140885 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN TP VOL 02 DEATH OF WOLVERINE $17.99 MAR
46 129 1.50 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
47 35 1.48 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
48 50 1.48 SEP140085 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 18 $19.99 DAR
49 37 1.47 OCT140916 UNCANNY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 05 AXIS PRELUDE $24.99 MAR
50 124 1.43 NOV141719 ONE PIECE GN VOL 73 $9.99 VIZ
51 69 1.42 OCT140354 BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 05 SOUL CRISIS (N52) $17.99 DC
52 71 1.42 NOV140882 SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 03 GAME OVER $17.99 MAR
53 253 1.41 SEP131374 QUANTUM & WOODY TP VOL 01 WORLDS WORST $9.99 VAL
54 90 1.40 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
55 93 1.39 NOV140569 CRIMINAL TP VOL 01 COWARD (MR) $14.99 IMA
56 275 1.38 DEC121274 BLOODSHOT TP VOL 01 SETTING WORLD ON FIRE $9.99 VAL
57 83 1.37 MAY130224 FLASH TP VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD (N52) $16.99 DC
58 261 1.36 DEC131092 UNCANNY TP VOL 01 SEASON OF HUNGRY GHOSTS $19.99 DE
59 62 1.36 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
60 307 1.34 JAN141263 AMY DEVLIN MYSTERY HC VOL 03 LOST AND FOUND $19.99 ONI
61 6 1.32 AUG140901-M MMW UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 09 $75.00 MAR
62 145 1.32 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
63 46 1.31 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
64 98 1.31 MAY140652 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
65 115 1.30 OCT140378 BEWARE THE BATMAN TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC
66 78 1.23 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
67 91 1.22 OCT140930 X-FORCE TP VOL 02 HIDE FEAR $17.99 MAR
68 156 1.19 SEP140058 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES HC TIMEPOCALYPSE $9.99 DAR
69 104 1.18 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
69 92 1.18 OCT140363 SUPERBOY TP VOL 05 PARADOX (N52) $17.99 DC
71 82 1.17 OCT140370 SHOWCASE PRESENTS BLUE BEETLE TP $19.99 DC
72 84 1.16 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
73 85 1.15 OCT140936 IRON MAN TP VOL 04 IRON METROPOLITAN $19.99 MAR
74 155 1.15 SEP141510 LIFE AFTER TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 ONI
75 60 1.14 OCT140369 JLA TP VOL 06 $24.99 DC
76 112 1.12 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
77 87 1.11 DEC140483 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 10 NEW MUTANT ORDER $17.99 IDW
78 88 1.10 OCT140658 STRAY BULLETS TP VOL 06 KILLERS (MR) $19.99 IMA
79 106 1.10 JUL140237 BATMAN TP VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY (N52) $16.99 DC
80 75 1.09 NOV141003 CROSSED TP VOL 11 (MR) $19.99 AVA
81 185 1.08 MAR140535 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 01 HOW TO FALL FOREVER (MR) $9.99 IMA
82 55 1.08 NOV141321 LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV TP $24.99 DE
83 59 1.08 SEP140094 BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS TP VOL 02 $24.99 DAR
84 86 1.06 SEP140126 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 07 $19.99 DAR
85 44 1.05 SEP140091 BTVS SEASON 9 LIBRARY HC VOL 01 $29.99 DAR
86 97 1.01 AUG140341 SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
87 122 1.00 NOV141756 SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE GN VOL 01 $13.00 HAC
88 153 1.00 FEB120285 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE NEW ED (MR) $12.99 DC
89 33 0.99 OCT140925 IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP STARK WARS $39.99 MAR
90 120 0.99 OCT120252 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52) $16.99 DC
90 158 0.99 MAY148280-M SECRET SERVICE TP (MR) $12.99 MAR
92 127 0.97 OCT140939 AVENGERS REVELATIONS TP $15.99 MAR
93 99 0.95 JUL140130 VEIL HC $19.99 DAR
94 24 0.93 SEP140591 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 01 $49.99 IMA
95 137 0.93 SEP088206 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
96 103 0.93 NOV140576 HENSHIN OGN $19.99 IMA
97 14 0.92 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
98 144 0.92 OCT060163 BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC $14.99 DC
99 63 0.90 OCT140386 ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 07 RED PLAGUE (MR) $29.99 DC
100 239 0.89 JUL140517 SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 01 HERE WAS A MAN (MR) $9.99 IMA
100 141 0.89 JAN140559 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA

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