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Elvis Costello -- Veronica The Martian Manhunter assembles a new team in Geoff Johns and David Finch's Justice League of America #1 from DC Comics, the best-selling comic book in February.

In total, DC Comics had four of the month's top ten comics. Batman #17, the conclusion to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Death of the Family" storyline, ranked #3. Justice League #17, part of the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover, ranked #4. Finally, Detective Comics #17, a tie-in to "Death of the Family," ranked #9.

Marvel Comics took six of the month's top ten, led by Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's Uncanny X-Men #1 at #2. Also in the top ten were Superior Spider-Man #3 at #5, Superior Spider-Man #4 at #6, Uncanny X-Men #2 at #7, Uncanny Avengers #4 at #8, and Secret Avengers #1 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #107 was Image Comics' top book for the month at #19.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in February was Star Wars #2; it ranked #40 for the month.

Finally, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #3 was the publisher's top book for the month at #45.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 204.22 DEC120183-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 $3.99 DC 
2 2 117.77 DEC120608-M UNCANNY X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
3 3 100.00 DEC120264-M BATMAN #17 $3.99 DC 
4 4 69.88 DEC120174-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #17 $3.99 DC 
5 6 67.57 DEC120662-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
6 7 63.64 DEC120664-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
7 8 62.79 DEC120613-M UNCANNY X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
8 9 58.09 NOV120657-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 $3.99 MAR
9 10 56.96 DEC120274-M DETECTIVE COMICS #17 $3.99 DC 
10 14 56.59 DEC120624-M SECRET AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
11 11 56.56 DEC120668-M ALL NEW X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
12 12 56.32 DEC120632-M AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
13 13 54.72 DEC120629-M AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR
14 15 53.66 DEC120602-M NOVA #1 $3.99 MAR
15 16 53.32 DEC120597-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #0.1 $3.99 MAR
16 17 47.86 DEC120622-M NEW AVENGERS #3 $3.99 MAR
17 22 47.16 DEC120285-M GREEN LANTERN #17 $2.99 DC 
18 26 43.64 DEC120277 BATGIRL #17 $2.99 DC 
19 27 42.19 DEC120592 WALKING DEAD #107 (MR) $2.99 IMA
20 29 41.22 DEC120284 NIGHTWING #17 $2.99 DC 
21 32 40.47 DEC120273 BATMAN AND ROBIN #17 $2.99 DC 
22 35 38.87 DEC120178-M AQUAMAN #17 $2.99 DC 
23 21 38.66 DEC120672-M SAVAGE WOLVERINE #2 $3.99 MAR
24 37 38.03 DEC120675-M DEADPOOL #5 $2.99 MAR
25 18 37.95 DEC120252-M ACTION COMICS #17 $3.99 DC 
26 19 37.64 DEC120677-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #2 $3.99 MAR
27 20 37.31 DEC120644-M INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #4 $3.99 MAR
28 38 37.16 DEC120271-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #17 $2.99 DC 
29 40 36.77 DEC120260-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #8 $2.99 DC 
30 44 35.63 DEC120615-M FEARLESS DEFENDERS #1 $2.99 MAR
31 23 35.25 DEC120660-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 $3.99 MAR
32 41 35.22 DEC120283 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #17 $2.99 DC 
33 24 34.42 DEC120648-M THOR GOD OF THUNDER #5 $3.99 MAR
34 42 34.08 DEC128004-M WALKING DEAD THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL (MR) $2.99 IMA
35 5 32.75 NOV128135-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 $7.99 MAR
36 45 32.11 DEC120585 SAGA #10 (MR) $2.99 IMA
37 46 31.99 DEC120249-M EARTH 2 #9 $2.99 DC 
38 30 30.66 DEC120600-M IRON MAN #6 $3.99 MAR
39 31 30.60 DEC120670-M CABLE AND X-FORCE #4 $3.99 MAR
40 51 30.57 DEC120048 STAR WARS #2 $2.99 DAR
41 33 29.90 DEC120708-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #25 $3.99 MAR
42 49 29.86 DEC120650-M FANTASTIC FOUR #4 $2.99 MAR
43 50 29.53 DEC120288-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17 $2.99 DC 
44 34 29.46 NOV120150-M BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #5 (MR) $3.99 DC 
45 28 28.92 NOV120354-M MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #3 $3.99 IDW
46 59 28.91 DEC120640-M YOUNG AVENGERS #2 $2.99 MAR
47 53 28.73 DEC120656-M THUNDERBOLTS #4 $2.99 MAR
48 36 28.72 DEC120162-M BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #4 (MR) $3.99 DC 
49 54 28.49 DEC120242-M FLASH #17 $2.99 DC 
50 56 28.06 DEC120290-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #17 $2.99 DC 
51 57 27.65 DEC120658-M THUNDERBOLTS #5 $2.99 MAR
52 25 26.26 SEP120673-M HIT-GIRL #5 (MR) $4.99 MAR
53 60 26.01 DEC120310-M TEEN TITANS #17 $2.99 DC 
54 62 25.95 DEC120244-M WONDER WOMAN #17 $2.99 DC 
55 63 24.67 DEC120689 DAREDEVIL #23 $2.99 MAR
56 64 24.49 DEC120693 HAWKEYE #8 $2.99 MAR
57 70 23.92 DEC120180-M GREEN ARROW #17 $2.99 DC 
58 66 23.79 DEC120711 DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #2 $2.99 MAR
59 65 23.78 DEC120292-M RED LANTERNS #17 $2.99 DC 
60 67 23.77 DEC120652-M FF #4 $2.99 MAR
61 47 23.53 DEC120687 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #20 $3.99 MAR
62 43 22.85 DEC120395-M MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #1 TWILIGHT SPARKLE $3.99 IDW
63 71 22.31 DEC120636-M AVENGERS ARENA #4 $2.99 MAR
64 193 22.06 DEC120840-M LEGEND O/T SHADOWCLAN #1 $1.00 ASP
65 72 21.60 DEC120638-M AVENGERS ARENA #5 $2.99 MAR
66 52 21.56 DEC120718-M X-MEN #41 $3.99 MAR
67 55 21.33 NOV120715-M SECRET AVENGERS #37 $3.99 MAR
68 74 21.26 DEC120278-M BATWOMAN #17 $2.99 DC 
69 76 20.90 DEC120297 SWAMP THING #17 $2.99 DC 
70 77 20.62 DEC120674 X-MEN LEGACY #6 $2.99 MAR
71 58 20.43 DEC120683 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #17 $3.99 MAR
72 79 20.04 DEC120280 CATWOMAN #17 $2.99 DC 
73 80 20.01 DEC120259 SUPERGIRL #17 $2.99 DC 
74 61 19.56 DEC120634-M AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #12 $3.99 MAR
75 84 19.53 DEC120296 ANIMAL MAN #17 $2.99 DC 
76 86 18.80 DEC120251 WORLDS FINEST #9 $2.99 DC 
77 88 18.58 DEC120268-M TALON #5 $2.99 DC 
78 99 17.95 DEC120240-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #1 $2.99 DC 
79 48 17.94 NOV120702 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
80 97 17.93 DEC120238-M KATANA #1 $2.99 DC 
81 68 17.77 DEC120690-M DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #5 $3.99 MAR
82 90 17.76 DEC120258 SUPERBOY #17 $2.99 DC 
83 89 17.68 OCT120468-M HAPPY #4 (MR) $2.99 IMA
84 92 17.50 DEC120306 SUICIDE SQUAD #17 $2.99 DC 
85 94 17.15 DEC120299 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #17 $2.99 DC 
86 95 17.08 DEC120654-M MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #2 $2.99 MAR
87 100 16.18 DEC120680 SCARLET SPIDER #14 $2.99 MAR
88 73 16.06 DEC120710 ASTONISHING X-MEN #59 $3.99 MAR
89 101 15.82 DEC120076 HELLBOY IN HELL #3 $2.99 DAR
90 75 15.80 DEC120684 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #21 $3.99 MAR
91 104 15.56 DEC120679 VENOM #31 $2.99 MAR
92 110 15.15 DEC120694 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #5 $2.99 MAR
93 111 15.12 DEC120681-M ALPHA BIG TIME #1 $2.99 MAR
94 106 14.95 DEC120069-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #18 $2.99 DAR
95 69 14.91 DEC120942-M ADVENTURE TIME #13 $3.99 BOO
96 81 14.90 DEC120685 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #22 $3.99 MAR
97 113 14.73 DEC120695-M WINTER SOLDIER #15 $2.99 MAR
98 82 14.73 DEC120686 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #23 $3.99 MAR
99 112 14.67 DEC120282 BIRDS OF PREY #17 $2.99 DC 
100 83 14.65 NOV120757 WOLVERINE MAX #4 (MR) $3.99 MAR

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