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Top 100 Graphic Novels: May 2015

Batman faces threats from the Riddler, Killer Croc, and Two-Face in Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's original graphic novel Batman: Earth One Volume 2 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling graphic novel in May.

Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten; Night Nurse ranked #2, Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Civil War ranked #4, and Deadpool Volume 8: All Good Things ranked #8.

Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch, and Stjepan Sejic's Rat Queens Volume 2 at #3. Also in the top ten were Southern Bastards Volume 2: Gridiron at #4, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 4 at #6, and Saga Volume 1 at #10.

VIZ Media's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, a collection of the famous Nintendo Power storyline, ranked #7 for the month.

Rounding out the ten was Valiant Entertainment with The Valiant, also at #8 for May.

From the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Volume 7 was the publisher's top book for May at #19. Finally, Dark Horse Comics' Aliens: Fire and Stone, a collection of the storyline that relaunched the sci-fi horror franchise, ranked #37 as the publisher's top book.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 16.78 JAN150232 BATMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 02 $24.99 DC
2 15 8.38 MAR150754 NIGHT NURSE #1 $7.99 MAR
3 2 8.15 SEP140647 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 02 FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N'RYGOTH (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 23 5.17 FEB150542 SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 02 GRIDIRON (MR) $9.99 IMA
5 3 4.86 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
6 28 4.84 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
7 4 4.77 MAR151495 LEGEND OF ZELDA LINK TO THE PAST GN $19.99 VIZ
8 5 4.13 MAR150804 DEADPOOL TP VOL 08 ALL GOOD THINGS $24.99 MAR
8 63 4.13 MAR151614 THE VALIANT TP $9.99 VAL
10 41 4.02 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
11 42 3.99 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
12 11 3.97 FEB150254 FOREVER EVIL TP (N52) $19.99 DC
13 6 3.89 FEB150855 THOR PREM HC VOL 01 GODDESS OF THUNDER $24.99 MAR
14 47 3.80 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
15 19 3.69 JAN150661 VELVET TP VOL 02 THE SECRET LIVES OF DEAD MEN (MR) $14.99 IMA
16 8 3.66 JAN150883 STAR WARS OGN HC EPISODE IV NEW HOPE $24.99 MAR
17 53 3.50 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
18 30 2.77 MAR150806 THANOS VS HULK TP $16.99 MAR
19 20 2.73 MAR150362 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 07 $17.99 IDW
20 29 2.73 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
21 33 2.70 FEB150249 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 05 GOTHTOPIA (N52) $16.99 DC
22 13 2.61 FEB150253 EARTH 2 WORLDS END TP VOL 01 (N52) $29.99 DC
23 24 2.59 FEB150269 BATMAN ADVENTURES TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
24 10 2.52 DEC140958-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
25 9 2.50 MAR150803 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 11 MERC WITH MOUTH $34.99 MAR
26 46 2.45 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
27 38 2.43 FEB150288 UNWRITTEN TP VOL 11 (MR) $16.99 DC
28 17 2.42 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
29 31 2.35 FEB150864 ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 05 ONE DOWN $19.99 MAR
30 44 2.34 FEB150252 BATMAN SUPERMAN TP VOL 02 GAME OVER (N52) $16.99 DC
31 35 2.32 FEB150250 BATGIRL TP VOL 05 DEADLINE (N52) $17.99 DC
32 55 2.32 FEB150531 REVIVAL TP VOL 05 GATHERING OF WATERS $14.99 IMA
33 96 2.31 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
34 12 2.28 FEB150858 SECRET WARS PRELUDE TP $34.99 MAR
35 50 2.21 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
36 103 2.16 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
37 59 2.12 JAN150169 ALIENS FIRE AND STONE TP $14.99 DAR
37 49 2.12 FEB150255 GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 05 TEST OF WILLS (N52) $17.99 DC
39 14 2.09 FEB150853 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 01 NEW REPUBLIC $34.99 MAR
40 25 2.05 JAN150366 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 06 ICARUS (N52) $24.99 DC
41 112 2.02 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
42 48 1.92 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
43 74 1.89 DEC140970 MS MARVEL TP VOL 02 GENERATION WHY $15.99 MAR
44 32 1.88 FEB150865 UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 04 VS SHIELD $24.99 MAR
45 133 1.84 SEP140657 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR) $14.99 IMA
46 288 1.84 FEB130270 STAR TREK COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS TP $17.99 IDW
47 287 1.84 JAN111128 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET TP VOL 02 WEARING GREEN $19.99 DE
48 289 1.83 SEP100942 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET TP VOL 01 SINS O/T FATHER $19.99 DE
49 69 1.83 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
50 139 1.78 OCT140654 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 02 TWO WORLDS ONE COP (MR) $14.99 IMA
51 21 1.77 MAR151010 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 04 (MR) $25.00 RAN
52 43 1.76 JAN150365 BATMAN SUPERMAN HC VOL 03 SECOND CHANCE (N52) $22.99 DC
53 57 1.76 FEB150851 UNCANNY AVENGERS TP VOL 04 AVENGE EARTH $19.99 MAR
54 54 1.75 FEB150251 BATMAN ARKHAM RIDDLER TP $19.99 DC
55 82 1.73 FEB150545 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 23 $14.99 IMA
56 78 1.69 FEB150868 BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER TP VOL 01 MAN ON WALL $16.99 MAR
57 26 1.68 JAN150396 FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 10 (MR) $29.99 DC
58 146 1.68 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
59 40 1.67 FEB150847 AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT PREM HC VOL 03 $24.99 MAR
60 147 1.64 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
61 148 1.64 DEC140670 LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE (MR) $9.99 IMA
62 66 1.61 APR100693 DAREDEVIL TP MAN WITHOUT FEAR $19.99 MAR
63 81 1.60 MAR151043 WOODS TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
64 369 1.58 JUN120737 MARVELS AVENGERS TP BLACK WIDOW STRIKES $12.99 MAR
65 61 1.58 JAN150142 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 19 $19.99 DAR
66 22 1.58 FEB140842 AGE OF ULTRON TP $34.99 MAR
67 89 1.58 MAR150816 WOLVERINES TP VOL 02 CLAW BLADE AND FANG $15.99 MAR
68 83 1.57 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
69 71 1.52 JAN150382 SUPERMAN VS DARKSEID TP $19.99 DC
70 52 1.51 JAN150368 GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 06 THE LIFE EQUATION (N52) $24.99 DC
71 51 1.49 MAR150292 MAD MAX FURY ROAD INSPIRED ARTISTS DLX ED HC (MR) $24.99 DC
72 124 1.48 FEB150859 AXIS REVOLUTIONS TP $12.99 MAR
73 98 1.45 MAR150802 GUARDIANS 3000 TP VOL 01 TIME AFTER TIME $15.99 MAR
74 45 1.42 FEB150347 EMPIRE TP VOL 01 $24.99 IDW
75 75 1.42 JAN150137 USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO HC $19.99 DAR
76 113 1.39 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
77 166 1.38 SEP088206-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (MR) $14.99 IMA
78 170 1.36 MAY140652 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
79 62 1.36 FEB150843 FIGMENT HC $24.99 MAR
80 122 1.31 JAN150402 FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS TP VOL 03 STANDING (MR) $14.99 DC
81 102 1.31 MAR150810 NIGHTCRAWLER TP VOL 02 REBORN $16.99 MAR
82 117 1.26 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
83 27 1.24 DEC140391 ROBIN THE BOY WONDER A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC $39.99 DC
84 174 1.23 JAN150129 APOCALYPTIGIRL AN ARIA FOR THE END TIMES TP $9.99 DAR
85 92 1.23 FEB150869 ALL NEW GHOST RIDER TP VOL 02 LEGEND $19.99 MAR
85 70 1.23 FEB150260 JLA TP VOL 07 $24.99 DC
87 37 1.22 MAR151351 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 06 PIXILATED PARROT $29.99 FAN
88 72 1.22 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
89 87 1.21 JAN150130 GRENDEL VS SHADOW HC $19.99 DAR
90 93 1.21 JAN150089 ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10 TP VOL 02 LOST AND FOUND $18.99 DAR
91 141 1.20 NOV148159 BIG HERO 6 MANGA GN VOL 01 $12.00 HAC
92 115 1.20 FEB150259 BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 04 $16.99 DC
93 142 1.17 APR120250 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52) $14.99 DC
94 39 1.17 NOV140293 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT UNWRAPPED DAVID FINCH DLX HC $34.99 DC
95 118 1.17 FEB150262 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 TP VOL 06 ALIEN $16.99 DC
96 192 1.15 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
97 188 1.15 JAN140559 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA
98 16 1.15 DEC140964-M MMW INCREDIBLE HULK HC VOL 09 $75.00 MAR
99 65 1.15 MAR151077 JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER WITCHES HC $24.99 BOO
100 99 1.15 NOV090565 DAREDEVIL TP BORN AGAIN $19.99 MAR

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