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Top 100 Graphic Novels: 2014

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' epic sci-fi story from Image Comics, Saga Volume 3, was the best-selling graphic novel for 2014.

In total, Image Comics had nine titles in the top ten. Among the titles were three additional volumes of Saga (Volume 1 at #2, Volume 2 at #4, and Volume 4 at #10), four volumes of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead (Volume 20 at #3, Volume 1 at #5, Volume 21 at #6, and Volume 22 at #8), and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals Volume 1 at #7.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls from DC Comics was also among the top ten at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Brian Michael Bendis, Steve McNiven, and Sara Pichelli's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers was Marvel Comics' best-selling graphic novel at #11.

Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 7: Rift, Part 1, based on the hit Nickelodeon series, was the publisher's best-selling graphic novel for the year at #41.

Finally, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key Volume 6: Alpha & Omega, the final volume of the best-selling series, was IDW Publishing's top book in 2014 at #73.

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TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 7 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
3 4 JAN140559 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 5 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
5 6 NOV128157-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
6 8 MAY140652 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
7 32 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
8 16 SEP140657 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR) $14.99 IMA
9 15 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
10 18 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
11 10 JAN140800 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 MAR
12 19 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
13 22 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US $14.99 IMA
14 2 MAY140361 BATMAN DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & JOKER MASK SET (N52) $39.99 DC
15 75 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
16 79 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
17 24 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
18 33 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
19 92 MAR140535 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 01 HOW TO FALL FOREVER (MR) $9.99 IMA
20 20 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
21 48 DEC130494 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 02 WE ARE ALL ONE $14.99 IMA
22 40 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
23 49 SEP130566 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 19 MARCH TO WAR $14.99 IMA
24 17 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
25 50 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
26 37 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
27 84 FEB120285 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE (MR) $12.99 DC
28 38 MAR140833-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE TP VOL 01 $17.99 ARC
29 63 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
30 46 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES (MR) $19.99 DC
31 142 FEB140533 PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
32 58 DEC120744 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 MAR
33 44 JUL110251 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC
34 105 OCT060163 BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC $14.99 DC
35 28 JAN140340 JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP (N52) $24.99 DC
36 74 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
37 65 OCT120252 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52) $16.99 DC
38 34 JAN140342 BATMAN HC VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY (N52) $24.99 DC
39 52 OCT110741 X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST TP $19.99 MAR
40 81 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
41 136 NOV130064 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 07 RIFT PART 1 $10.99 DAR
42 88 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
43 90 APR130482 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 IMA
44 41 APR140765 THANOS INFINITY REVELATION OGN HC $24.99 MAR
45 70 JAN141334 NEMO ROSES OF BERLIN HC (MR) $14.95 TOP
46 203 FEB142549 MINECRAFT OFFICIAL MOJANG ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK HC $7.99 SCH
47 208 FEB142550 MINECRAFT OFFICIAL MOJANG REDSTONE HANDBOOK HC $7.99 SCH
48 194 MAY140626 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR) $9.99 IMA
49 3 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
50 82 JAN140353-M SUPERMAN RED SON TP $17.99 DC
51 61 MAY140403 FABLES TP VOL 20 CAMELOT (MR) $19.99 DC
52 47 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
53 213 MAR140546 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
54 111 SEP120449 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
55 55 JUL140221 TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE HC VOL 01 $22.99 DC
56 31 APR140949 BRYAN LEE O MALLEY SECONDS GN $25.00 RAN
57 110 MAY140930 HAWKEYE TP VOL 03 LA WOMAN $15.99 MAR
58 114 SEP088206 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE $14.99 IMA
59 11 SEP140591 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 01 $49.99 IMA
60 133 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
61 98 JUL140237 BATMAN TP VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY (N52) $16.99 DC
62 51 MAY130216 BATMAN HC VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $24.99 DC
63 244 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
64 381 OCT140823 CAPTAIN AMERICA PEGGY CARTER AGENT OF SHIELD #1 $7.99 MAR
65 107 MAR140768 NIGHT OF LIVING DEADPOOL TP $16.99 MAR
66 89 SEP088030 V FOR VENDETTA TP (MR) $19.99 DC
67 127 JUL140478 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 03 THERE IS NO US $14.99 IMA
68 26 FEB140842 AGE OF ULTRON TP $34.99 MAR
69 29 APR140786 GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
70 30 APR130732 DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
71 225 MAR140061 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 08 RIFT PART 2 $10.99 DAR
72 150 SEP130799 DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL TP $14.99 MAR
73 35 NOV130333 LOCKE & KEY HC VOL 06 ALPHA & OMEGA $29.99 IDW
74 134 FEB140851 DEADPOOL TP VOL 04 DEADPOOL VS SHIELD $15.99 MAR
75 119 MAY130224 FLASH TP VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD (N52) $16.99 DC
76 189 JAN140548 CHEW TP VOL 08 FAMILY RECIPES (MR) $12.99 IMA
76 62 JAN140780 X-MEN NO MORE HUMANS OGN HC $24.99 MAR
78 97 MAR130303 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
79 73 JUN090991 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT $19.99 IDW
80 154 SEP088207-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE $14.99 IMA
81 324 SEP090288 CHEW TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
82 128 MAR130726 HAWKEYE TP VOL 02 LITTLE HITS NOW $16.99 MAR
83 66 JUN140264 BATMAN HC VOL 05 ZERO YEAR DARK CITY (N52) $24.99 DC
84 100 OCT130757 ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 01 YESTERDAYS X-MEN $19.99 MAR
85 117 OCT130759 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 04 NECESSARY EVIL $17.99 MAR
86 109 JAN140125 HELLBOY IN HELL TP VOL 01 DESCENT $17.99 DAR
87 151 APR140772 DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL $15.99 MAR
88 71 MAY140364 FOREVER EVIL HC (N52) $24.99 DC
89 45 JAN130771 AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP AVX $34.99 MAR
90 104 DEC130313 HARLEY QUINN WELCOME TO METROPOLIS TP $19.99 DC
91 350 JUL140517 SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 01 HERE WAS A MAN (MR) $9.99 IMA
92 135 MAY140932 DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE TP $16.99 MAR
93 106 JUL140730 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 02 ANGELA $19.99 MAR
94 359 FEB140537 VELVET TP VOL 01 BEFORE THE LIVING END (MR) $9.99 IMA
95 87 JAN140326 BLACK CANARY AND ZATANNA BLOODSPELL HC $22.99 DC
96 78 DEC130759 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY BUSINESS OGN HC $24.99 MAR
97 145 JAN140339 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 03 THRONE OF ATLANTIS (N52) $16.99 DC
98 180 DEC138056-M FABLES TP VOL 02 ANIMAL FARM $14.99 DC
99 178 OCT120256 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 BLOOD (N52) $14.99 DC
100 57 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR

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