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Finn and Jake return for more adventures in the Land of Ooo in Adventure Time #9 from BOOM! Studios' KaBOOM! all-ages imprint, the best-selling Non-Premier Comic book in October. In total, BOOM! had three titles in the top ten, including Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #4 at #2 and Bravest Warriors#1 at #6.

Dynamite Entertainment had three titles in the top ten as well, including The Shadow #6 at #3, The Boys #71 at #5, and Evil Ernie #1 at #10.

Rounding out the top ten with four titles was Valiant Entertainment, led by X-O Manowar #6 at #4, followed by Archer & Armstrong #3 at #7, Harbinger #5 at #8, and Bloodshot #4 at #9.

The Hive, the second volume in Charles Burns' Tintin-esque existential tale from Pantheon Books, was the best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novel for October.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Avatar Press, Dynamite Entertainment, VIZ Media, and Yen Press.

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

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RANK
OVERALL
QTY
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OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 121 98 13.91 AUG120938 ADVENTURE TIME #9 $3.99 BOO
2 142 121 11.48 AUG120935 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #4 $3.99 BOO
3 148 124 11.03 JUL120946 SHADOW #6 $3.99 DE
4 149 125 10.99 AUG121334-M X-O MANOWAR #6 $3.99 VAL
5 151 127 10.84 AUG120999 BOYS #71 (MR) $3.99 DE
6 160 134 10.02 AUG120941 BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 $3.99 BOO
7 163 136 9.92 AUG121337-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 $3.99 VAL
8 164 137 9.85 AUG121332-M HARBINGER #5 $3.99 VAL
9 166 139 9.70 AUG121339-M BLOODSHOT #4 $3.99 VAL
10 170 142 9.28 AUG120971 EVIL ERNIE #1 $3.99 DE
11 188 193 7.64 JUL121310-M ROBYN HOOD #1 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
12 200 216 6.86 JUL120773-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #241 $2.99 ARC
13 203 183 6.38 AUG120841-M FASHION BEAST #2 (MR) $3.99 AVA
14 204 192 6.31 JUL120943 PATHFINDER #2 $3.99 DE
15 206 195 6.19 APR121035 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #16 (MR) $3.99 DE
16 207 196 6.19 MAY121069 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #17 (MR) $3.99 DE
17 208 198 6.09 AUG121019 DAMSELS #2 $3.99 DE
18 211 239 5.86 AUG120809 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #242 $2.99 ARC
19 212 199 5.82 AUG120848-M CROSSED BADLANDS #15 (MR) $3.99 AVA
20 216 205 5.66 AUG120852-M CROSSED BADLANDS #16 (MR) $3.99 AVA
21 219 214 5.39 AUG120749 RACHEL RISING #12 $3.99 ABS
22 222 248 5.30 AUG120899 SPONGEBOB COMICS #13 $2.99 UNI
23 223 240 5.29 AUG121422-M WONDERLAND #4 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
24 225 249 5.25 AUG120895 MAGGIE #1 $2.99 BON
25 227 213 5.10 SEP120839-M FASHION BEAST #3 (MR) $3.99 AVA
26 228 217 5.10 AUG121011 VAMPIRELLA #24 $3.99 DE
27 234 219 4.98 AUG120947 PEANUTS VOL 2 #3 $3.99 BOO
28 241 276 4.79 AUG120810 SONIC UNIVERSE #45 $2.99 ARC
29 244 227 4.78 MAY121081 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #8 (MR) $3.99 DE
30 246 279 4.71 AUG120896 SIMPSONS COMICS #195 $2.99 BON
31 247 218 4.71 AUG120955-M LADY DEATH #22 (MR) $3.99 AVA
32 248 258 4.70 AUG121420-M ROBYN HOOD #2 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
33 249 261 4.64 AUG121424-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #78 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
34 251 267 4.53 AUG121418-M GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW #1 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
35 253 223 4.48 SEP120939-M LADY DEATH #23 (MR) $3.99 AVA
36 254 237 4.46 JUN121036 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #18 (MR) $3.99 DE
37 255 229 4.43 AUG120834-M NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD AFTERMATH #1 (MR) $3.99 AVA
38 256 295 4.42 JUL120769-M MEGA MAN #18 $2.99 ARC
39 257 298 4.42 JUL120855 FUTURAMA COMICS #63 $2.99 BON
40 261 241 4.23 JUL120967 PROPHECY #4 $3.99 DE
41 263 243 4.16 FEB120982 RED SONJA #69 $3.99 DE
42 264 179 4.16 AUG121426-M GFT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2012 $5.99 ZEN
43 266 246 4.12 APR121056 RED SONJA #70 $3.99 DE
44 267 299 4.02 JUL121320-M GFT BAD GIRLS #3 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
45 273 252 3.92 AUG120905 HELLRAISER #19 (MR) $3.99 BOO
46 274 251 3.92 APR121045 GREEN HORNET #29 $3.99 DE
47 278 255 3.86 AUG120918 STEED AND MRS PEEL #2 $3.99 BOO
48 280 257 3.84 AUG120996 PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #2 $3.99 DE
49 281 259 3.82 MAY121065 GREEN HORNET #30 $3.99 DE
50 282 262 3.81 MAY121063 BIONIC WOMAN #5 $3.99 DE

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

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OVERALL
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OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 22 17 1.87 AUG121252-M CHARLES BURNS HIVE GN $21.95 RAN
2 35 28 1.47 AUG120845 CROSSED TP VOL 04 BADLANDS (MR) $24.99 AVA
3 37 30 1.45 JUL121018 HOBBIT TP $20.00 RAN
4 40 5 1.41 JUL121170 CHRIS WARE BUILDING STORIES HC $50.00 RAN
5 43 122 1.35 JUL121266 BLEACH TP VOL 48 $9.99 VIZ
6 44 125 1.34 JUL121267 BLEACH TP VOL 49 $9.99 VIZ
7 55 65 1.18 JUL120772 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMPLETE COMIC ENCYCLOPEDIA TP $16.99 ARC
8 61 161 1.10 JUL121265 YU-GI-OH 5DS GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
9 72 136 0.97 AUG121391 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 11 $11.99 HAC
10 87 82 0.89 FEB120904 SHADOW BLOOD & JUDGMENT TP (MR) $19.99 DE
11 91 144 0.87 AUG120946 ITS TOKYO CHARLIE BROWN GN $13.99 BOO
12 102 50 0.81 APR121089 EC WALLY WOOD CAME THE DAWN AND OTHER STORIES HC $28.99 FAN
13 103 152 0.80 JUL121326 CALL OF WONDERLAND TP (MR) $12.99 ZEN
14 109 231 0.77 JUL121268 BAKUMAN TP VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
15 124 108 0.69 JUL121085 WRINKLE IN TIME GN $19.99 ST.
16 126 76 0.68 MAY121379 ALICE IN WONDERLAND HC (MR) $24.99 ZEN
17 130 55 0.67 JUL121025 NEW YORK DRAWINGS ADRIAN TOMINE HC $29.95 DRA
18 137 96 0.65 AUG121341 VALIANT MASTERS BLOODSHOT HC VOL 01 $24.99 VAL
19 138 323 0.65 JUL121291 POKEMON ADVENTURES PLATINUM GN VOL 06 $7.99 VIZ
20 146 171 0.61 JUN121379 GFT PRESENTS JUNGLE BOOK TP (MR) $15.99 ZEN
21 149 85 0.59 APR121090 EC KURTZMAN CORPSE O/T IMJIN AND OTHER STORIES HC $28.99 FAN
22 158 420 0.56 AUG120797 ARCHIES GIANT KIDS JOKEBOOK TP $6.99 ARC
23 161 311 0.54 JUL120760 ARCHIE LOVE SHOWDOWN TP $9.99 ARC
24 176 264 0.51 AUG121396 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 12 $11.99 HAC
25 177 266 0.50 AUG121394 DURARARA GN VOL 04 $11.99 HAC
26 179 284 0.50 JUL121130 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 21 $10.99 RAN
27 183 236 0.49 AUG121398 TRIAGE X GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.99 HAC
28 191 279 0.46 JUL121211 DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 13 (MR) $11.99 ST.
29 193 197 0.46 JUL121132 GHOST IN THE SHELL GN VOL 1.5 (MR) $17.99 RAN
30 195 200 0.45 JUL120991 LORD OF THE JUNGLE TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 DE
31 202 262 0.44 AUG120808 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG GENESIS TP $14.99 ARC
32 204 227 0.43 JUL121278 TENJO TENGE GN VOL 09 (MR) $17.99 VIZ
33 205 249 0.43 AUG121309 AUGUST MOON GN $14.95 TOP
34 208 270 0.43 MAY120880 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS TP VOL 02 $14.99 ASP
35 211 211 0.42 JUL120986 WARRIORS OF MARS TP $19.99 DE
36 216 280 0.41 SEP120904 HIGHER EARTH TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
37 217 126 0.40 JUL110825 A TALE OF SAND HC $29.95 ARA
38 218 372 0.40 JUN120761 PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER GN VOL 04 WOOD & BLOOD PT 2 $10.95 SLA
39 221 287 0.40 JUL120894 PLANET OF THE APES TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
40 222 222 0.39 MAY120881 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT HIT LIST AGENDA TP $19.99 ASP
41 223 370 0.39 APR121232 LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR) $9.95 TOP
42 224 291 0.39 JUN121217 MIKE NORTONS CURSE GN $14.99 ONI
43 232 172 0.38 JAN121043 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 01 (MR) $25.00 RAN
44 234 237 0.37 JUN121073 VOLTRON TP VOL 01 SIXTH PILOT $19.99 DE
45 235 302 0.37 JUL120903 ROGER LANGRIDGES SNARKED TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
46 237 469 0.37 JUL121137 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 01 GEISTHAWK $7.99 LEG
47 238 240 0.37 JUL120816 DICKS $19.99 AVA
48 241 183 0.37 AUG121136 SAILOR TWAIN GN $24.99 ST.
49 242 173 0.37 AUG121265 DOCTOR WHO DALEK PROJECT GN $23.99 RAN
50 245 450 0.36 JUL121281 SKIP BEAT TP VOL 29 $9.99 VIZ

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