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The Man of Steel was reimagined for a new generation by Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski and artist Shane Davis for DC Comics' original graphic novel, Superman: Earth One, garnering the publisher mainstream media notice and giving the publisher the best-selling graphic novel in the month of October.

With their sales fueled by customer interest in the new AMC television series The Walking Dead, Image Comics had five books in the top ten graphic novels in October, all collections of Robert Kirkman's best-selling series The Walking Dead. The first volume, Days Gone Bye, ranked #2; the second volume, Miles Behind Us, ranked #4; the third volume, Safety Behind Bars, ranked #6; and volume 4, Heart's Desire, ranked #7. The fifth Walking Dead volume in the top ten — The Walking Dead Volume 6 hardcover, a compilation of volumes 11 and 12 of the series — ranked #10.

San Diego's IDW Publishing had one book in the top ten — Richard Stark's Parker: The Outfit, Darwyn Cooke's follow-up to his best-selling and Eisner Award-winning Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter, ranked #3 for the month.

Dark Horse Comics had two volumes in the top ten: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 7: Twilight ranked #5 and Hellboy Volume 11: Masks and Monsters ranked #8.

Closing out the top ten was Naruto Volume 49 from Viz Media at #9, which was also the best-selling manga title for October.

Finally, rounding out the premier publishers, Marvel Comics' Ultimate Comics Avengers: Next Generation ranked #21.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2010

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 45.58 JUN100127 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC $19.99 DC 
2 33 28.77 JUL068351 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
3 2 21.03 AUG100301 RICHARD STARKS PARKER THE OUTFIT HC $24.99 IDW
4 43 20.05 SEP088204-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US $14.99 IMA
5 5 18.82 JUN100044 BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 07 TWILIGHT (MR) $16.99 DAR
6 54 18.01 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
7 74 17.46 SEP088205-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
8 6 16.13 JUN100038 HELLBOY TP VOL 11 MASKS AND MONSTERS $17.99 DAR
9 20 13.45 JUL101178 NARUTO TP VOL 49 $9.99 VIZ
10 3 12.43 AUG100383 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 06 (MR) $34.99 IMA
11 15 10.27 JUL100258 NORTHLANDERS TP VOL 04 THE PLAGUE WIDOW (MR) $16.99 DC 
12 27 10.21 JUN100052 STAR WARS FORCE UNLEASHED GN VOL 02 $11.99 DAR
13 12 10.01 JUN100853 IRREDEEMABLE TP VOL 04 $16.99 BOO
14 37 8.39 APR100438 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM $14.99 IMA
15 16 7.98 JUN100212 LUTHOR HC $19.99 DC 
16 4 7.37 JUN100209 STARMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 05 $49.99 DC 
17 10 7.35 JUN100278 Y THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 04 (MR) $29.99 DC 
18 13 7.34 JUN100262 GREEN WOMAN HC (MR) $24.99 DC 
19 44 7.21 JUL100195 FINAL CRISIS LEGION OF THREE WORLDS TP $14.99 DC 
20 23 7.18 JUN100203 BATMAN LIFE AFTER DEATH HC $19.99 DC 
21 25 7.09 AUG100701 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS TP NEXT GENERATION $19.99 MAR
22 19 7.06 MAY100026 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 08 $19.99 DAR
23 45 7.02 JUL100252 HELLBLAZER INDIA TP (MR) $14.99 DC 
24 171 6.93 AUG100519 TOP COW FIRST LOOK TP $4.99 IMA
25 55 6.60 OCT090390 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
26 36 6.53 JUL100199 POWER GIRL ALIENS AND APES TP $17.99 DC 
27 65 6.27 SEP088206-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE $14.99 IMA
28 17 6.24 AUG101112 CHARLES BURNS X ED OUT GN $19.95 RAN
29 68 6.18 NOV082242 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR) $14.99 IMA
30 18 6.17 AUG100676 X-MEN SECOND COMING REVELATIONS HC $24.99 MAR
31 72 6.09 SEP088207-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (MR) $14.99 IMA
32 38 6.03 JUL100037 CONAN TP VOL 09 FREE COMPANIONS $17.99 DAR
33 77 6.00 JUN090332 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME $14.99 IMA
34 34 5.97 JUN100261 SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY HC (MR) $19.99 DC 
35 35 5.87 JUL100259-M SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC 
36 64 5.87 JUL100200 SECRET SIX DANSE MACABRE TP $14.99 DC 
37 28 5.85 MAY101211 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 08 $17.99 ZEN
38 22 5.83 JUL100512 STEPHEN KINGS N PREM HC $24.99 MAR
39 82 5.82 FEB082136 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR) $14.99 IMA
40 66 5.77 JUL100193 BATMAN UNSEEN TP $14.99 DC 
41 70 5.66 AUG100709 HULK TP VOL 05 FALL OF HULKS $14.99 MAR
42 40 5.62 JUL100511 DARK TOWER LONG ROAD HOME TP $19.99 MAR
43 32 5.52 AUG100347 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 02 HEAD GAMES $19.99 IDW
44 87 5.51 AUG100973 NEGIMA GN VOL 28 (MR) $10.99 RAN
45 103 5.34 JUL071937-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE (MR) $12.99 IMA
46 59 5.31 AUG100440 SAGA OF REX TP $17.99 IMA
47 49 5.25 JUL100232 VICTORIAN UNDEAD TP $17.99 DC 
48 7 5.22 APR100641-M MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 12 $54.99 MAR
49 114 5.22 AUG100316 TRANSFORMERS PRIME TP $9.99 IDW
50 84 5.21 JUL100201 WONDER WOMAN CONTAGION TP $14.99 DC 
51 76 5.18 AUG100708 INCREDIBLE HULK TP VOL 02 FALL OF THE HULKS $15.99 MAR
52 117 5.03 JUL101182 YU GI OH GX GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
53 21 5.01 AUG100699 X-MEN NATION X TP $29.99 MAR
54 31 5.00 AUG100675 MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 HC $24.99 MAR
55 73 4.90 JUN100022 SOLOMON KANE TP VOL 02 DEATHS BLACK RIDERS $15.99 DAR
56 89 4.88 JUL100196 JONAH HEX COUNTING CORPSES TP $14.99 DC 
57 88 4.86 JUL100197 GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES TP VOL 03 $14.99 DC 
58 8 4.84 MAY100662-M MMW MIGHTY THOR HC VOL 09 $54.99 MAR
59 102 4.81 MAY100061 GANTZ TP VOL 13 $12.99 DAR
60 51 4.79 AUG100682 DEADPOOL PREM HC VOL 05 WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS $19.99 MAR
61 94 4.72 JUL100203 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE TP $14.99 DC 
62 53 4.72 FEB100596 ASTONISHING X-MEN EXOGENETIC PREM HC $19.99 MAR
63 9 4.71 APR100274 FABLES COVERS BY JAMES JEAN HC (MR) $49.99 DC 
64 97 4.62 AUG100702 SPIDER-MAN GAUNTLET TP VOL 03 VULTURE & MORBIUS $14.99 MAR
65 39 4.61 AUG100688 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS PREM HC CRIME & PUNISHMENT $24.99 MAR
66 60 4.56 AUG100680 SPIDER-MAN GRIM HUNT PREM HC $19.99 MAR
67 57 4.54 JUL100260-M SANDMAN TP VOL 02 THE DOLLS HOUSE NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC 
68 61 4.45 JUN100205 BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM HC VOL 02 LEVIATHAN $19.99 DC 
69 50 4.45 JUL100059 PREDATORS TP $19.99 DAR
70 111 4.42 AUG101220 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 03 $10.99 HAC
71 67 4.35 AUG100683 HULK PREM HC VOL 06 WORLD WAR HULKS $19.99 MAR
72 75 4.27 JUL100261-M SANDMAN TP VOL 03 DREAM COUNTRY NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC 
73 30 4.26 MAY100686-M MARVEL UNIVERSE END PREM HC $29.99 MAR
74 146 4.15 JUN100833 7 PSYCHOPATHS TP $9.99 BOO
75 79 4.12 AUG100681 DEADPOOL CORPS PREM HC VOL 01 POOL-POCALYPSE NOW $19.99 MAR
76 78 4.05 JUN100256 WORLD OF WARCRAFT HC VOL 04 $19.99 DC 
77 104 3.98 JUL100699 CABLE TP VOL 04 HOMECOMING $15.99 MAR
78 71 3.97 MAR100080 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA DARK HORSE OMNIBUS ED VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
79 81 3.94 MAY100033-M SIN CITY NEW MILLER CVR TP VOL 01 HARD GOODBYE (MR) $19.00 DAR
80 85 3.86 MAY100034-M SIN CITY NEW MILLER CVR TP VOL 02 DAME KILL FOR (MR) $19.00 DAR
81 116 3.83 JUL100198 JSA ALL STARS CONSTELLATIONS TP $14.99 DC 
82 120 3.78 AUG100711 X-FACTOR TP VOL 09 INVISIBLE WOMAN HAS VANISHED $14.99 MAR
83 121 3.78 JUL100708 BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN TP $14.99 MAR
84 56 3.71 AUG100677 DOOMWAR HC $24.99 MAR
85 90 3.69 AUG100684 INCREDIBLE HULK PREM HC VOL 03 WORLD WAR HULKS $19.99 MAR
86 46 3.67 JAN100194 CHOBITS DARK HORSE OMNIBUS ED VOL 02 $24.99 DAR
87 80 3.64 SEP100942 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET TP VOL 01 SINS O/T FATHER $19.99 DE
88 47 3.63 JUN100051 SCARY GODMOTHER DARK HORSE ED HC $24.99 DAR
89 162 3.61 MAY100062 NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 06 $9.99 DAR
90 11 3.60 MAY100660-M MMW ATLAS ERA JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY HC VOL 03 $59.99 MAR
91 93 3.57 AUG100717 ESSENTIAL GHOST RIDER TP VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
92 157 3.55 JUL101179 ONE PIECE TP VOL 55 $9.99 VIZ
93 52 3.53 JUN100055 STAR WARS LONG TIME AGO OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 $24.99 DAR
94 124 3.47 FEB108442-M SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
95 69 3.47 AUG100673-M MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 05 $24.99 MAR
96 58 3.44 JUN100988 PALOOKA VILLE HC VOL 20 (MR) $19.95 DRA
97 100 3.37 AUG100712 HULK WORLD WAR HULKS TP HULKED-OUT HEROES $19.99 MAR
98 221 3.33 SEP101065 HENRY AND GLENN FOREVER GN (MR) $6.00 MIC
99 62 3.33 JUN100021 CONAN HC VOL 09 FREE COMPANIONS $24.99 DAR
100 41 3.32 JUL108203-M WALKING DEAD HC VOL 01 (MR) $34.99 IMA

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