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Love and Rockets -- So AliveCaptain Nemo's daughter seeks to explore Antarctica, only to discover an ancient horror, in Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book, Nemo: Heart of Ice, from Top Shelf Productions, the best-selling Graphic Novels in February.

DC Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Batman: The Night of the Owls at #2. Also in the top ten were Batman: The Black Mirror at #6, Catwoman Volume 2: Dollhouse at #7, and Batgirl Volume 1: The Darkest Reflection at #9.

BOOM! Studios had two volumes in the top ten — Adventure Time Volume 2 ranked #3 and Adventure Time Volume 1 ranked #10.

Also with two titles in the top ten was Image Comics with Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye at #4 and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 1 at #5.

Rounding out the top ten was IDW Publishing with Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 Volume 2 at #8.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top graphic novel for February was The Goon Volume 12: Them That Raised Us Lament at #19.

Finally, Marvel Comics' top-selling graphic novel in February was Iron Man: Tales of the Golden Avenger at #24.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 6.70 DEC121247 NEMO HEART OF ICE HC $14.95 TOP
2 1 5.53 OCT120247 BATMAN HC THE NIGHT OF THE OWLS (N52) $29.99 DC 
3 6 4.14 DEC120941 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
4 8 3.87 NOV128157-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
5 29 3.02 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
6 14 2.52 NOV120268 BATMAN THE BLACK MIRROR TP $16.99 DC 
7 25 2.17 NOV120260 CATWOMAN TP VOL 02 DOLLHOUSE (N52) $14.99 DC 
8 13 2.13 NOV120336 STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION TP VOL 02 $17.99 IDW
9 27 2.13 NOV120261 BATGIRL TP VOL 01 THE DARKEST REFLECTION (N52) $14.99 DC 
10 21 2.09 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
11 28 2.02 DEC120509 RAVINE TP VOL 01 $14.99 IMA
12 3 1.98 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
13 11 1.96 OCT120248 BATGIRL HC VOL 02 KNIGHTFALL DESCENDS (N52) $24.99 DC 
14 57 1.88 NOV121358 NARUTO TP VOL 60 $9.99 VIZ
15 39 1.81 OCT120269 DEATH OF SUPERMAN TP NEW ED $14.99 DC 
16 33 1.77 NOV120264 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 02 BASILISK RISING (N52) $16.99 DC 
17 73 1.66 NOV121243 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 03 GEISTHAWK $7.99 LEG
18 49 1.66 NOV121240 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 09 $10.99 RAN
19 34 1.65 OCT120016 GOON TP VOL 12 THEM THAT RAISED US LAMENT $16.99 DAR
20 36 1.65 OCT120260 BATMAN AND ROBIN WHITE KNIGHT DARK KNIGHT TP $16.99 DC 
21 45 1.58 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
22 20 1.57 OCT120263 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC $22.99 DC 
23 17 1.54 NOV120270 SUPERMAN FOR TOMORROW TP $24.99 DC 
24 407 1.49 DEC090583 IRON MAN TALES OF GOLDEN AVENGER TP GN $14.99 MAR
25 10 1.48 NOV120791 AVENGERS VS THANOS TP $34.99 MAR
26 55 1.42 NOV120301 NEW DEADWARDIANS TP (MR) $14.99 DC 
27 54 1.40 SEP120449 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
28 22 1.39 OCT120755 JIM HENSONS DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 02 CREATION MYTHS $19.95 ARA
29 46 1.36 NOV120773 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 02 $16.99 MAR
30 53 1.27 NOV120776 SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 01 LIFE AFTER DEATH $16.99 MAR
31 61 1.26 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
32 35 1.24 OCT120259 BATMAN DEATHBLOW DELUXE EDITION HC $22.99 DC 
33 31 1.24 DEC121256 ASSASSINS CREED THE CHAIN GN $19.95 UBI
34 9 1.23 OCT120033 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER PROMISE LIBRARY ED HC $39.99 DAR
35 42 1.23 NOV120273 SUPERMAN VS SHAZAM TP $19.99 DC 
36 19 1.22 OCT120295 FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 06 (MR) $29.99 DC 
37 91 1.22 NOV121361 BLEACH TP VOL 55 $9.99 VIZ
38 48 1.14 DEC120735 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
39 37 1.13 NOV120769 UNCANNY X-FORCE PREM HC BOOK 02 FINAL EXECUTION $24.99 MAR
40 128 1.12 DEC120827 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 20 $7.99 ARC
41 40 1.11 OCT121187 ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 07 $18.95 RED
42 51 1.10 NOV120788 DEADPOOL MAX TP SECOND CUT $19.99 MAR
43 62 1.09 NOV120772 UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN TP VOL 03 AVX $16.99 MAR
44 75 1.08 NOV120263 STORMWATCH TP VOL 02 ENEMIES OF THE EARTH (N52) $14.99 DC 
45 65 1.08 NOV120777 PUNISHER BY GREG RUCKA TP VOL 03 $16.99 MAR
46 52 1.07 DEC120462 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 04 $17.99 IDW
47 16 1.07 JUL108203-M WALKING DEAD HC VOL 01 (MR) $34.99 IMA
48 18 1.06 SEP120694 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
49 56 1.06 NOV120297 ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 04 BORN TO BE WILD (MR) $19.99 DC 
50 80 1.04 SEP088205-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
51 68 1.01 NOV120275 NEW TEEN TITANS GAMES TP $16.99 DC 
52 26 0.96 NOV120347 DOCTOR WHO OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $29.99 IDW
53 76 0.95 NOV120274 WONDER WOMAN ODYSSEY TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC 
54 106 0.93 NOV120873 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SELECT TP VOL 07 $11.99 ARC
55 47 0.93 JAN120300 BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $24.99 DC 
56 63 0.92 OCT120271 SHOWCASE PRESENTS JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 06 $19.99 DC 
57 274 0.90 MAY110763 SPIDER-MAN AM I AN AVENGER TP $29.99 MAR
58 95 0.89 SEP120063 GANTZ TP VOL 26 (MR) $13.99 DAR
59 109 0.89 NOV121239 NEGIMA GN VOL 37 (MR) $10.99 RAN
60 92 0.88 SEP088206 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
61 66 0.88 DEC121324 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 13 $15.99 ZEN
62 84 0.87 NOV120779 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN GOOD GREEN AND UGLY TP $16.99 MAR
63 131 0.87 DEC121274 BLOODSHOT (ONGOING) TP VOL 01 $9.99 VAL
64 281 0.86 MAR100652 IRON MAN CAPTAIN AMERICA TP $24.99 MAR
65 119 0.85 NOV120288 YOUNG JUSTICE TP VOL 03 CREATURE FEATURES $12.99 DC 
66 289 0.84 MAR110793 ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS TP $24.99 MAR
67 87 0.84 DEC120743 X-TREME X-MEN TP VOL 01 XAVIER MUST DIE $16.99 MAR
68 70 0.84 DEC120750 ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 10 NORTHSTAR $19.99 MAR
69 94 0.84 OCT120054 KING CONAN PHOENIX ON THE SWORD TP $14.99 DAR
70 24 0.83 NOV120786 CAPTAIN AMERICA DOCA ULT COLLECTION TP $39.99 MAR
71 86 0.82 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC 
72 285 0.82 JAN100639 IRON MAN ARMOR WARS PROLOGUE TP $29.99 MAR
73 72 0.81 OCT120055 CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN TP VOL 04 PRINCE IS DEAD $18.99 DAR
74 60 0.81 NOV120784 THOR MIGHTY AVENGER TP COMPLETE COLLECTION $24.99 MAR
75 38 0.80 NOV120796 X-MEN FALL OF MUTANTS TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
76 81 0.78 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC 
77 110 0.78 JUN120470 MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 01 SCIENCE BAD $14.99 IMA
78 96 0.78 NOV120780 X-FACTOR TP VOL 18 BREAKING POINTS $16.99 MAR
79 114 0.78 SEP088207 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (NEW PTG) (SEP088207) $14.99 IMA
80 123 0.77 OCT120062 HIROAKI SAMURAS EMERALD & OTHER STORIES TP (MR) $12.99 DAR
81 100 0.75 NOV120266 GREEN ARROW SALVATION TP $16.99 DC 
82 85 0.74 DEC121326 GFT ROBYN HOOD TP $15.99 ZEN
83 140 0.73 DEC121159 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 17 $10.99 RAN
84 152 0.72 OCT120063 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION COMIC TRIBUTE TP $10.99 DAR
85 5 0.72 SEP120679-M IRON MAN BY MICHELINIE LAYTON JRJR OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $99.99 MAR
86 120 0.72 NOV120265 VOODOO TP VOL 02 THE KILLER IN ME (N52) $14.99 DC 
87 58 0.71 NOV120765 AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS PREM HC VOL 05 $29.99 MAR
88 122 0.71 NOV120774 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW TP $14.99 MAR
89 121 0.71 SEP088208-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE $14.99 IMA
90 89 0.71 OCT121299 GFT BAD GIRLS TP (MR) $15.99 ZEN
91 4 0.71 OCT120432 DAVE STEVENS ROCKETEER ARTIST ED NEW PTG $75.00 IDW
92 59 0.70 NOV120785 UNCANNY X-MEN COMPLETE COLL BY FRACTION TP VOL 01 $29.99 MAR
93 90 0.68 OCT120268 SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL TP VOL 07 $19.99 DC 
94 126 0.68 APR120487 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD (MR) $14.99 IMA
95 69 0.68 DEC120729-M MMW CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
96 127 0.67 FEB082136 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR) $14.99 IMA
97 454 0.66 SEP100720 CAPTAIN AMERICA BLOODSTONE HUNT TP $19.99 MAR
98 219 0.66 DEC121174 NINJAGO GN VOL 06 $6.99 NBM
99 97 0.65 NOV120798 ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM UP TP VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
100 79 0.65 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC 

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