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Top 100 Graphic Novels: April 2015

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 23 from Image Comics was April's best-selling graphic novel.

In total, Image Comics had four products in the top ten including Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 4 at #5, Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's Jupiter's Legacy Volume 1 at #6, and Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye at #9.

Warren Ellis and Jerome Opena's Avegers: Rage of Ultron, an original graphic novel, was Marvel Comics' best-selling graphic novel for April at #2.

DC Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Bill Willingham's Fables Volume 21: Happily Ever After at #3. Also in the top ten were Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman Volume 5: Zero Year: Dark City at #4, Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti's Harley Quinn Volume 1: Hot in the City at #7, and Batman Volume 6: The Graveyard Shift at #8.

Rounding out the top ten, BOOM! Studios' Lumberjanes Volume 1 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, two 1980s franchises join forces in IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters, their best-selling graphic novel in April at #48. Finally, Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra's Prometheus: Fire and Stone, the sequel to Ridley Scott's film Prometheus, was Dark Horse Comics' top graphic novel for April at #55.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 16.66 FEB150545 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 23 $14.99 IMA
2 2 8.34 DEC140948 AVENGERS RAGE OF ULTRON OGN HC $24.99 MAR
3 8 5.76 JAN150397 FABLES TP VOL 21 HAPPILY EVER AFTER (MR) $17.99 DC
4 9 5.21 JAN150363 BATMAN TP VOL 05 ZERO YEAR DARK CITY (N52) $16.99 DC
5 20 4.82 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
6 28 4.64 FEB150526 JUPITERS LEGACY TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
7 12 4.58 JAN150369 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 HOT IN THE CITY (N52) $16.99 DC
8 7 4.20 DEC140379 BATMAN HC VOL 06 THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT (N52) $24.99 DC
9 27 3.90 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
10 19 3.56 FEB151172 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
11 21 3.55 FEB150860 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE TP $15.99 MAR
12 48 3.50 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
13 34 3.32 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
14 36 3.32 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
15 11 3.22 DEC140380 HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 02 POWER OUTAGE (N52) $24.99 DC
16 15 2.92 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
17 31 2.72 FEB150538 SUNSTONE OGN VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
18 16 2.68 NOV140306 BATMAN ADVENTURES MAD LOVE DELUXE ED HC $24.99 DC
19 17 2.40 AUG141586 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 06 $24.99 ONI
20 10 2.39 FEB150862 ORIGINAL SIN TP $34.99 MAR
21 64 2.35 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
22 32 2.35 JAN150375 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 05 FLESH (N52) $16.99 DC
23 44 2.24 JAN150902 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 STAY FLY $15.99 MAR
24 50 2.20 JAN150374 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
25 25 2.18 JAN150373 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP BOOK 02 $24.99 DC
26 59 2.12 FEB151177 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 05 GRAYBLES SCHMAYBLES $12.99 BOO
27 69 2.10 FEB151487 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 15 $10.99 RAN
28 58 2.06 JAN150383 MORTAL KOMBAT X TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 DC
29 43 2.00 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
30 57 2.00 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
31 87 1.98 SEP140657 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR) $14.99 IMA
32 61 1.98 JAN150370 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 06 BROKEN (N52) $14.99 DC
33 45 1.98 JAN150899 MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 02 DEAD WILL RISE $17.99 MAR
34 84 1.96 OCT140654 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 02 TWO WORLDS ONE COP (MR) $14.99 IMA
35 30 1.92 DEC140390 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO HC VOL 02 $22.99 DC
36 67 1.88 FEB150530 MPH TP $14.99 IMA
37 97 1.87 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
38 3 1.80 FEB150845 SPIDER-VERSE HC $75.00 MAR
39 72 1.80 DEC140691 SPREAD TP VOL 01 NO HOPE (MR) $14.99 IMA
40 18 1.78 JAN150884 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 01 EMPIRE $34.99 MAR
41 29 1.78 JAN150367 DC COMICS ZERO YEAR TP (N52) $24.99 DC
42 46 1.75 JAN150379 DEATHSTROKE THE TERMINATOR TP VOL 01 ASSASSINS $19.99 DC
43 63 1.74 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
44 37 1.71 DEC140384 WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 06 BONES (N52) $22.99 DC
45 70 1.68 FEB151200 BEE AND PUPPYCAT TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
46 83 1.67 JAN150882 MEN OF WRATH TP (MR) $14.99 MAR
47 76 1.66 JAN150898 WOLVERINES TP VOL 01 DANCING WITH DEVIL $15.99 MAR
48 51 1.63 FEB150402 TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS TP $17.99 IDW
49 138 1.63 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
50 117 1.61 MAY140652 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
51 22 1.61 JAN150907 DEADPOOL CLASSIC COMPANION TP $34.99 MAR
52 68 1.60 DEC140977 LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 02 I CANNOT TELL A LIE $17.99 MAR
53 55 1.59 JAN150380 NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
54 56 1.56 JAN150515 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER TP VOL 03 $17.99 IDW
55 82 1.55 DEC140096 PROMETHEUS FIRE & STONE TP $14.99 DAR
56 53 1.54 NOV140075 EMPOWERED UNCHAINED TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
57 149 1.52 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
58 65 1.50 DEC140112 ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST TP VOL 01 $17.99 DAR
59 92 1.50 DEC140970 MS MARVEL TP VOL 02 GENERATION WHY $15.99 MAR
60 104 1.48 DEC140392 SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
61 129 1.47 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
62 62 1.46 DEC140081 BTVS SEASON 10 TP VOL 02 I WISH $18.99 DAR
63 81 1.45 OCT140043 GOON TP VOL 14 OCCASION OF REVENGE $16.99 DAR
64 66 1.44 JAN150909 HULK FUTURE IMPERFECT TP NEW PTG $19.99 MAR
65 106 1.44 JAN150378 EARTH 2 TP VOL 04 THE DARK AGE (N52) $14.99 DC
66 41 1.43 JAN150894 AVENGERS ULTRON UNBOUND TP $24.99 MAR
67 162 1.42 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
68 24 1.42 DEC140967-M MIRACLEMAN PREM HC BOOK 03 OLYMPUS (MR) $39.99 MAR
69 91 1.41 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
70 133 1.40 JAN140559 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA
71 110 1.39 JAN150377 BATMAN 66 TP VOL 02 $14.99 DC
72 49 1.38 JAN150888 SUPERIOR IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 INFAMOUS $24.99 MAR
73 54 1.34 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
74 188 1.29 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
74 144 1.29 SEP130566 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 19 MARCH TO WAR $14.99 IMA
76 94 1.29 DEC140137 GROO VS CONAN TP $16.99 DAR
77 128 1.29 JAN151496 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 04 $10.99 RAN
78 192 1.27 DEC140670 LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE (MR) $9.99 IMA
79 153 1.26 SEP120449 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
80 113 1.25 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 IDW
81 86 1.25 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
82 121 1.23 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
83 114 1.20 FEB150861 ORIGINAL SINS TP $16.99 MAR
84 168 1.19 APR130482 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 IMA
85 118 1.17 MAY130224 FLASH TP VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD (N52) $16.99 DC
86 181 1.17 SEP088206 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE $14.99 IMA
87 183 1.15 SEP088207 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (NEW PTG) (SEP088207) $14.99 IMA
88 88 1.14 NOV140103 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 31 FINAL CURTAIN (MR) $19.99 DAR
89 191 1.14 SEP088208 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE $14.99 IMA
90 163 1.13 JUL140478 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 03 THERE IS NO US $14.99 IMA
91 6 1.12 NOV140864-M FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $99.99 MAR
92 103 1.12 JAN150900 CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 04 IRON NAIL $19.99 MAR
93 102 1.12 DEC140386 BATMAN 66 HC VOL 03 $19.99 DC
94 136 1.10 JAN150372 JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 TP VOL 02 THE CAMELOT WAR (N52) $14.99 DC
95 130 1.09 JAN150903 NOVA TP VOL 05 AXIS $15.99 MAR
96 74 1.09 DEC140378 EARTH 2 HC VOL 05 THE KRYPTONIAN (N52) $24.99 DC
97 219 1.08 FEB150524 GONERS TP VOL 01 WE ALL FALL DOWN $9.99 IMA
98 77 1.08 JAN150410 TOP 10 TP $24.99 DC
99 42 1.07 FEB140842 AGE OF ULTRON TP $34.99 MAR
100 40 1.07 FEB150848 AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION BEHOLD VISION TP $34.99 MAR

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