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PRI's The WorldValiant Entertainment relaunched another classic comic title of the 1990s in August in Archer & Armstrong #1, the best-selling Non-Premier Comic Book to retailers for the month. All four of Valiant's titles placed in the top ten for the month — X-O Manowar #4 ranked #5, Bloodshot #2 ranked #7, and Harbinger #3 ranked #8.

BOOM! Studio's KaBOOM! imprint had two titles in the top ten — Adventure Time #7 ranked #2 and Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #2 ranked #4.

Dynamite Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, led by The Shadow #4 at #3. Archie Comics rounded out the top ten with Sonic the Hedgehog #240 at #10.

Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim returned in August with Scott Pilgrim Color Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life from Oni Press, a remastered and fully-colored hardcover edition of the first volume of the fan-favorite series that topped the sales chart as August's best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics (two titles, led by The Sonic Saga Volume 1: The Darkest Storm at #8), BOOM! Studios (Irredeemable Volume 10 ranked #4), Kodansha Comics (Sailor Moon volume 6 ranked #2), Scholastic (Amulet Volume 5: Prince of the Elves ranked #9), Studio Foglio (Girl Genius Volume 11: Agatha Heterodyne and the Hammerless Bell ranked #7), and VIZ Media (three titles, led by Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volume 9 at #3).

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2012

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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 108 75 18.73 JUN121322-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 $3.99 VAL
2 130 88 15.51 JUN120949 ADVENTURE TIME #7 $3.99 BOO
3 133 96 15.22 MAY121021 SHADOW #4 $3.99 DE
4 140 113 13.91 JUN120946 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #2 $3.99 BOO
5 143 119 13.48 JUN121330 X-O MANOWAR #4 $3.99 VAL
6 147 121 12.97 JUN121025 BOYS #69 (MR) $3.99 DE
7 150 122 12.79 JUN121328 BLOODSHOT #2 $3.99 VAL
8 154 125 12.36 JUN121326 HARBINGER #3 $3.99 VAL
9 165 135 11.40 JUN121004 PATHFINDER #1 $3.99 DE
10 200 225 8.06 JUN120814-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #240 $2.99 ARC
11 201 183 7.93 JUN120953 PEANUTS VOL 2 #1 $3.99 BOO
12 202 184 7.90 MAR120945 WARLORD OF MARS #20 (MR) $3.99 DE
13 204 186 7.69 FEB120921 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #14 (MR) $3.99 DE
14 207 237 7.37 MAY120856 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #239 $2.99 ARC
15 209 188 7.36 JUN120849-M CROSSED BADLANDS #11 (MR) $3.99 AVA
16 212 196 7.11 JUN120853-M CROSSED BADLANDS #12 (MR) $3.99 AVA
17 213 201 7.09 APR121008 VAMPIRELLA #20 $3.99 DE
18 218 204 6.86 MAY121028 VAMPIRELLA #21 $3.99 DE
19 223 210 6.65 MAY120791 RACHEL RISING #10 $3.99 ABS
20 225 248 6.55 JUN120898 LIL HOMER #1 $2.99 BON
21 228 255 6.36 JUN120900 SPONGEBOB COMICS #11 $2.99 UNI
22 229 212 6.35 JUN121044 THE SPIDER #4 $3.99 DE
23 230 215 6.31 MAY121060 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #12 $3.99 DE
24 231 213 6.31 JUN121014 DARK SHADOWS VAMPIRELLA #1 $3.99 DE
25 232 216 6.28 OCT111020 DANGER GIRL ARMY OF DARKNESS #6 $3.99 DE
26 234 222 6.12 APR121016 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #7 (MR) $3.99 DE
27 238 227 5.98 MAR120937 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #15 (MR) $3.99 DE
28 244 214 5.84 JUN120958-M LADY DEATH #20 (MR) $3.99 AVA
29 246 232 5.81 JUN120905 STEED AND MRS PEEL #0 $3.99 BOO
30 247 233 5.71 MAY121026 WITCHBLADE DEMON REBORN #1 $3.99 DE
31 248 235 5.68 JUN120901 HYPERNATURALS #2 $3.99 BOO
32 249 217 5.63 MAY121375-M CALL OF WONDERLAND #3 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
33 250 283 5.59 JUN120899 SIMPSONS COMICS #193 $2.99 BON
34 251 239 5.57 MAR120753 MOUSE GUARD BLACK AXE #5 $3.50 ARA
35 253 236 5.55 JUN121039 PROPHECY #3 $3.99 DE
36 254 270 5.52 JUN121370-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #76 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
37 255 285 5.51 JUN120816 SONIC UNIVERSE #43 $2.99 ARC
38 259 241 5.24 MAR120933 BIONIC WOMAN #3 $3.99 DE
39 260 298 5.23 MAY120933 FUTURAMA COMICS #62 $2.99 BON
40 267 244 5.13 JAN121073 RED SONJA #68 $3.99 DE
41 269 243 5.03 JUN120827-M IDOLIZED #1 $3.99 ASP
42 271 219 4.93 APR120980 RASL #15 (MR) $4.99 CAR
43 274 250 4.88 JUN121011 THUNDA #1 $3.99 DE
44 275 252 4.85 FEB120939 GREEN HORNET #27 $3.99 DE
45 277 253 4.84 JUN120914 HELLRAISER #17 (MR) $3.99 BOO
46 278 308 4.83 MAY120854 MEGA MAN #16 $2.99 ARC
47 280 257 4.73 MAR120955 WARRIORS OF MARS #4 (MR) $3.99 DE
48 281 261 4.73 JUN121042 WITCHBLADE DEMON REBORN #2 $3.99 DE
49 282 264 4.70 MAY120955 HIGHER EARTH #3 $3.99 BOO
50 283 229 4.69 MAY121048 VAMPIRELLA ANNUAL #2 $4.99 DE

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2012

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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 7 5 3.12 MAY121234 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 $24.99 ONI
2 16 44 2.37 APR121134 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 06 $10.99 RAN
3 21 75 2.13 MAY121323 YU GI OH GX GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
4 23 37 1.89 JUN120937 IRREDEEMABLE TP VOL 10 $16.99 BOO
5 36 116 1.65 MAY121325 BLEACH TP VOL 44 $9.99 VIZ
6 39 119 1.64 MAY121326 BLEACH TP VOL 45 $9.99 VIZ
7 53 31 1.40 FEB120708 GIRL GENIUS TP VOL 11 HAMMERLESS BELL $22.95 STU
8 59 121 1.33 JUN120813 SONIC SAGA TP VOL 01 DARKEST STORM $11.99 ARC
9 60 101 1.33 JUN121162 AMULET SC VOL 05 PRINCE OF THE ELVES $12.99 SCH
10 65 140 1.23 MAY120858 SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 03 KNUCKLES RETURNS $11.99 ARC
11 72 148 1.16 APR121133 NEGIMA GN VOL 35 (MR) $10.99 RAN
12 79 51 1.12 MAY121013 RASL TP VOL 04 LOST JOURNALS OF NIKOLA TESLA $19.95 PUB
13 87 81 1.05 JUN121291 LENORE SWIRLIES HC $17.95 RAN
14 96 68 0.99 JAN128076 UNDERWATER WELDER GN $19.95 TOP
15 98 72 0.99 DEC111102 ROUTE DES MAISONS ROUGES TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 GG 
16 99 142 0.98 MAY121235 PENNY ARCADE TP VOL 08 MAGICAL KIDS IN DANGER $14.99 ONI
17 100 199 0.98 MAY120846 BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 02 $9.99 ARC
18 106 185 0.92 MAY120855 MEGA MAN TP VOL 03 RETURN OF DR. WILY $11.99 ARC
19 109 211 0.91 MAY121324 BAKUMAN TP VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ
20 120 180 0.87 JUN121364 SOUL EATER TP VOL 10 $11.99 HAC
21 133 120 0.81 APR121024 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD TP VOL 02 (MR) $19.99 DE
22 138 96 0.77 MAY121076 WARLORD OF MARS TP VOL 02 (MR) $24.99 DE
23 140 42 0.77 MAY121183 EYES OF THE CAT HC (MR) $34.95 HUM
24 148 322 0.73 JUN121215 NINJAGO GN VOL 04 TOMB O/T FANGPYRE $6.99 NBM
25 155 302 0.69 MAY121219 DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 09 TINKER BELL & HER MAGICAL ARRIVAL $7.99 NBM
26 160 94 0.68 JUN121134 COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 18 1985-1986 $28.99 FAN
27 162 201 0.67 DEC111265 NEVERLAND HOOK TP (MR) $12.99 ZEN
28 169 126 0.63 APR121178 COURTNEY CRUMRIN SPEC ED HC VOL 02 $24.99 ONI
29 172 231 0.62 FEB108442 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
30 175 230 0.60 JUN121363 PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA GN VOL 02 $11.99 HAC
31 178 233 0.59 JUN121360 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 13 $11.99 HAC
32 184 110 0.58 JUN121065 KIRBY GENESIS TP VOL 01 $29.99 DE
33 189 256 0.58 APR121131 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 20 $10.99 RAN
34 190 217 0.57 MAY120947 BETRAYAL O/T PLANET O/T APES TP $14.99 BOO
35 191 265 0.57 NOV110737 SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 02 30 YEARS LATER $11.99 ARC
36 207 205 0.51 MAY121345 TENJO TENGE GN VOL 08 (MR) $17.99 VIZ
37 217 195 0.50 APR121021 BOYS TP VOL 11 OVER THE HILL W/T SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN (M $19.99 DE
38 219 259 0.48 MAY121172 CARDBOARD GN $12.99 SCH
39 223 329 0.48 APR121232 LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR) $9.95 TOP
40 234 242 0.45 JUN121172 FOUR HORSEMEN O/T APOCALYPSE SC VOL 02 $14.95 HEA
41 235 332 0.45 DEC111121 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 04 $10.99 RAN
42 237 229 0.45 JUN120926 KILL AUDIO TP $17.99 BOO
43 238 290 0.44 MAY121271 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 05 $12.99 ST.
44 240 99 0.44 JUL120749 MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD HC VOL 01 LEATHER BOUND ED (MR $39.95 ARA
45 241 236 0.44 DEC078191 BOYS TP VOL 01 NAME OF THE GAME (MR) $16.99 DE
46 249 491 0.42 OCT110819 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 17 $7.99 ARC
47 250 221 0.42 MAY120997 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) TP VOL 02 (MR) $19.99 AVA
48 251 223 0.42 JUN120916 HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES TP VOL 02 (MR) $19.99 BOO
49 253 209 0.42 MAY120830 KUNG FU PANDA TP VOL 01 EVERYONE IS KUNG FU FIGHTING $19.99 APE
50 254 351 0.42 MAY121191 AIR GEAR GN VOL 25 (MR) $10.99 RAN

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