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PRI's The World A classic character of the 1990s — Ninjak — returns to the Valiant relaunch in the pages of Valiant Entertainment's X-O Manowar #5, the best-selling Non-Premier Comic Book in September. In total, Valiant had four of the top ten books for the month, including Harbinger #4 at #6, Archer & Armstrong #2 at #7, and Bloodshot #3 at #8.

BOOM! Studios' KaBOOM! imprint had two titles in the top ten — Adventure Time #8 at #2 and Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #3 at #4.

Dynamite Entertainment had three titles in the top ten — The Shadow #5 at #3, The Boys #70 at #5, and Damsels #1 at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Avatar Press' Fashion Beast #1, an adaptation of an unfilming Alan Moore screenplay, was the publisher's top book at #10.

Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley introduce readers to a new supernational hero in The Tower Chronicles Volume 1: Geisthawk, an original graphic novel from Legendary Comics and the best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novel for September.

Other publishers in the top ten include Avatar Pres, Fantagraphics Books, Kodansha Comics, VIZ Media, Yen Press, and Zenescope Entertainment.

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

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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 94 70 15.20 JUL121254-M X-O MANOWAR #5 $3.99 VAL
2 117 84 12.62 JUL120908 ADVENTURE TIME #8 $3.99 BOO
3 131 98 11.04 JUN121017 SHADOW #5 $3.99 DE
4 133 99 10.90 JUL120905 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #3 $3.99 BOO
5 140 108 10.24 JUL120952 BOYS #70 (MR) $3.99 DE
6 144 113 9.77 JUL121259-M HARBINGER #4 $3.99 VAL
7 147 123 9.29 JUL121261 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2 $3.99 VAL
8 148 124 9.27 JUL121263 BLOODSHOT #3 $3.99 VAL
9 163 138 8.43 JUL120936 DAMSELS #1 $3.99 DE
10 165 130 8.20 JUL120796-M FASHION BEAST #1 (MR) $3.99 AVA
11 175 127 7.31 JUL120951 SHADOW ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DE
12 182 164 6.90 MAY121084 GAME OF THRONES #10 (MR) $3.99 DE
13 187 195 6.58 JUN121368-M WONDERLAND #2 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
14 194 182 6.00 APR121032 WARLORD OF MARS #21 (MR) $3.99 DE
15 195 183 5.97 MAR120948 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #15 (MR) $3.99 DE
16 197 188 5.82 JUL120931-M PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #1 $3.99 DE
17 199 184 5.67 JUL120800-M CROSSED BADLANDS #13 (MR) $3.99 AVA
18 201 190 5.54 JUL120804-M CROSSED BADLANDS #14 (MR) $3.99 AVA
19 214 202 5.13 JUN121048 VAMPIRELLA #22 $3.99 DE
20 215 288 5.10 JUN120821-M NEW CRUSADERS RISE OF THE HEROES #1 $2.99 ARC
21 217 207 5.08 JUL120911-M PEANUTS VOL 2 #2 $3.99 BOO
22 219 205 5.06 JUL120701 RACHEL RISING #11 $3.99 ABS
23 221 229 5.00 JUL121313-M WONDERLAND #3 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
24 222 208 4.98 JUL120959 VAMPIRELLA #23 $3.99 DE
25 223 244 4.96 JUL120864 SPONGEBOB COMICS #12 $2.99 UNI
26 224 176 4.95 JUL120857 SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #18 $4.99 BON
27 229 217 4.70 JUN121062 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #13 $3.99 DE
28 232 232 4.63 JUL120865 STEED AND MRS PEEL ONGOING #1 $3.99 BOO
29 234 220 4.60 APR121022 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #16 (MR) $3.99 DE
30 236 211 4.46 JUL120912-M LADY DEATH #21 (MR) $3.99 AVA
31 237 222 4.46 JUL120973 THE SPIDER #5 $3.99 DE
32 238 251 4.44 JUL120923 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #76 (MR) $2.95 BRO
33 239 223 4.43 MAY121054 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #17 (MR) $3.99 DE
34 240 267 4.38 JUL120856 SIMPSONS COMICS #194 $2.99 BON
35 241 268 4.38 JUL120775 SONIC UNIVERSE #44 $2.99 ARC
36 242 250 4.37 JUL121316-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #77 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
37 244 253 4.32 MAY121380-M GFT JUNGLE BOOK #5 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
38 248 273 4.24 JUN120811-M MEGA MAN #17 $2.99 ARC
39 249 219 4.23 JUN121375-M CALL OF WONDERLAND #4 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
40 252 227 4.15 FEB120944 FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #6 $3.99 DE
41 253 225 4.15 JUL120964 DARK SHADOWS VAMPIRELLA #2 $3.99 DE
42 257 230 4.07 JUL120940 JENNIFER BLOOD FIRST BLOOD #1 (MR) $3.99 DE
43 258 233 4.00 JUL120869 PLANET O/T APES CATACLYSM #1 $3.99 BOO
44 259 271 3.92 JUN121377-M GFT BAD GIRLS #2 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
45 260 236 3.85 JUL120879 HYPERNATURALS #3 $3.99 BOO
46 262 239 3.79 MAR120943 GREEN HORNET #28 $3.99 DE
47 263 238 3.79 MAR120961 VAMPIRELLA RED ROOM #3 $3.99 DE
48 264 240 3.79 APR121028 BIONIC WOMAN #4 $3.99 DE
49 266 242 3.77 JUL121175 STUMPTOWN V2 #1 $3.99 ONI
50 269 243 3.74 JUL120875 HELLRAISER #18 (MR) $3.99 BOO

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

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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 6 36 3.11 JUL121137 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 01 GEISTHAWK $7.99 LEG
2 17 62 1.85 JUN121344 NARUTO TP VOL 58 $9.99 VIZ
3 22 57 1.62 JUN121186 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 07 $10.99 RAN
4 23 43 1.58 JUN121130 LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 05 $14.99 FAN
5 25 27 1.57 JUN120842 CROSSED WISH YOU WERE HERE TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 AVA
6 37 104 1.25 JUN121345 BLEACH TP VOL 46 $9.99 VIZ
7 39 107 1.24 JUN121346 BLEACH TP VOL 47 $9.99 VIZ
8 51 359 1.11 AUG120838 NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD DAY O/T UNDEAD GN (MR) $2.99 AVA
9 64 96 1.00 JUL121308 YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 11 $11.99 HAC
10 67 69 0.95 JUN121372 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 12 $15.99 ZEN
11 70 116 0.94 JUL120776 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SELECT TP VOL 06 $11.99 ARC
12 74 139 0.92 JUN121342 ONE PIECE TP VOL 64 $9.99 VIZ
13 80 85 0.86 APR121228 ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY TP $14.95 RAN
14 83 91 0.85 STAR08102 SQUEE TP $15.95 SLA
15 85 147 0.84 JUN120808 KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES TP VOL 03 $9.99 ARC
16 104 175 0.71 JUN121341 BAKUMAN TP VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ
17 107 109 0.67 JUN121222 WET MOON GN VOL 06 (MR) $17.99 ONI
18 115 177 0.63 JUL121329 WHORE GN (MR) $9.99 ZEN
19 117 154 0.62 MAY121342 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 22 $12.99 VIZ
20 123 80 0.58 MAY121234 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 $24.99 ONI
21 130 73 0.54 JUN121332 TEZUKA MESSAGE TO ADOLF GN VOL 01 (MR) $26.95 RAN
22 141 156 0.52 JUN121315 CHI SWEET HOME GN VOL 09 $13.95 RAN
23 145 232 0.50 JUN121335 LOVELESS GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
24 146 120 0.50 JUN121083 BARBARA GN (MR) $19.95 DIG
25 154 192 0.47 APR120800 WHERES MY SHOGGOTH $11.95 ARA
26 160 211 0.46 JUN121274 AMELIA RULES S&S ED TP VOL 08 HER PERMANENT RECORD $10.99 POC
27 170 222 0.43 JUN121185 GENSHIKEN SECOND SEASON GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
28 174 114 0.42 JAN121043 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 01 (MR) $25.00 RAN
29 176 239 0.41 JUL121102 DRAMA GN $10.99 SCH
30 181 195 0.40 JUN121269 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 02 (MR) ( $13.99 ST.
31 193 29 0.37 APR121227 ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY LTD SGN ARTISTS ED HC $75.00 TIT
32 194 220 0.37 JUL121087 LEGENDS OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL GN $12.99 ST.
33 198 172 0.37 JUN121051 VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA TP $19.99 DE
34 213 313 0.34 APR121232 LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR) $9.95 TOP
35 218 233 0.33 MAY121236 WASTELAND TP VOL 07 $14.99 ONI
36 223 180 0.33 JUL121302 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 19 MASSACRE ARC PT 1 $18.99 HAC
37 224 279 0.33 JUL121305 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 00 (MR) $11.99 HAC
38 233 294 0.31 JUN121272 TORADORA GN VOL 05 $11.99 ST.
39 236 226 0.31 JUL121119 KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 38 $14.99 KEN
40 247 397 0.30 JUN121338 FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN TP VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
41 253 413 0.29 JUN121343 PSYREN GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
42 270 446 0.28 JUN121336 EARL AND FAIRY GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
43 277 467 0.27 JUN121339 LIBRARY WARS LOVE & WAR VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
44 279 262 0.27 JUN121128 CAVALIER MR THOMPSON A SAM HILL GN $16.99 FAN
45 284 240 0.26 JUN121271 GUNSLINGER GIRL OMNIBUS TP VOL 05 $16.99 ST.
46 286 137 0.26 JUN121232 BEATLES GRAPHIC GN $27.95 DIA
47 287 31 0.26 MAY121286 HOLE OF TANK GIRL SLIPCASED HC COLL ED (MR) $99.99 RAN
48 294 479 0.26 JUN121340 OTOMEN GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ
49 309 490 0.25 JUN121349 HAYATE COMBAT BUTLER TP VOL 20 $9.99 VIZ
50 312 400 0.25 MAY121197 MILES EDGEWORTH ACE ATTORNEY GN VOL 02 (MR) $10.99 RAN

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