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The Oncoming Storm Podcast -- Episode 57 Aspen debuts a sword-and-sorcery heroine as part of their tenth-anniversary celebrations in April with the debut of Jirni #1 from J.T. Krul and Paolo Pantalena, the best-selling Non-Premier comic to direct market specialty retailers in April.

BOOM! Studios had two titles in the top ten, both from their all-ages KaBOOM! imprint. Adventure Time #15 ranked #2 and Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake #4 ranked #3.

Valiant Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, led by Harbinger Wars #1 at #4. Valiant's other two top-ten titles — Harbinger #11 at #7 and Bloodshot #10 at #10 — tie into the Harbinger Wars event.

Dynamite Entertainment rounded out the top ten with four titles, with Miss Fury #1 at #5 as their best-selling book for April. Also in the top ten were Masks #5 at #6, The Shadow: Year One #2 at #8, and Masks #6 at #9.

Kodansha Comics' Sailor Moon Volume 10 was April's best-selling Non-Premier graphic novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include BOOM! Studios, Valiant Entertainment, VIZ Media, and Yen Press.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 60 180 27.07 FEB130746-M JIRNI #1 $1.00 ASP
2 97 72 16.41 FEB130836 ADVENTURE TIME #15 $3.99 BOO
3 104 74 15.71 FEB130839 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #4 $3.99 BOO
4 110 93 14.17 FEB131152-M HARBINGER WARS #1  $3.99 VAL
5 111 92 13.95 FEB130895-M MISS FURY #1 $3.99 DE
6 140 115 10.87 JAN131035 MASKS #5 $3.99 DE
7 141 127 10.82 FEB131156-M HARBINGER #11 HARBINGER WARS  $3.99 VAL
8 143 119 10.40 JAN131025-M SHADOW YEAR ONE #2 $3.99 DE
9 147 121 10.24 FEB130927 MASKS #6 $3.99 DE
10 148 132 10.12 FEB131159-M BLOODSHOT #10 HARBINGER WARS  $3.99 VAL
11 151 124 10.00 FEB131162-M X-O MANOWAR #12  $3.99 VAL
12 170 136 8.90 FEB131166-M SHADOWMAN #6  $3.99 VAL
13 174 192 8.45 JAN130857-M MEGA MAN #24 $2.99 ARC
14 175 148 8.42 FEB131164-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #9  $3.99 VAL
15 176 149 8.41 DEC120998 SHADOW #11 $3.99 DE
16 178 142 8.21 FEB130769-M UBER #0 (MR) $3.99 AVA
17 179 153 8.18 JAN131039 SHADOW #12 $3.99 DE
18 189 164 7.76 FEB131087-M HELHEIM #2 (MR) $3.99 ONI
19 192 215 7.50 FEB130739-M SONIC UNIVERSE #51 $2.99 ARC
20 204 225 6.81 JAN130860 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #247 $2.99 ARC
21 206 110 6.72 JAN131354-M GFT ROBYN HOOD VS RED RIDING HOOD #1 (MR) $5.99 ZEN
22 213 199 6.29 FEB130833 BRAVEST WARRIORS #7 $3.99 BOO
23 216 200 6.00 FEB130773-M CROSSED BADLANDS #27 (MR) $3.99 AVA
24 217 206 5.94 JAN128109-M ADVENTURE TIME #1 $3.99 BOO
25 219 210 5.76 FEB130663 RACHEL RISING #16 $3.99 ABS
26 220 212 5.69 FEB130959-M DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS #3 (MR) $3.99 DE
27 222 129 5.67 FEB131207-M GFT UNLEASHED #1 (MR) $5.99 ZEN
28 225 213 5.64 FEB130853-M POLARITY #1 $3.99 BOO
29 231 297 5.38 FEB131206-M GFT UNLEASHED #0 (MR) $1.99 ZEN
30 232 220 5.34 DEC121021 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #24 (MR) $3.99 DE
31 233 208 5.30 FEB131210-M GFT UNLEASHED VAMPIRES ETERNAL #1 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
32 235 254 5.25 FEB130824 SPONGEBOB COMICS #19 $2.99 UNI
33 237 224 5.22 FEB130941-M VAMPIRELLA STRIKES #4 $3.99 DE
34 238 257 5.18 FEB130822 SIMPSONS COMICS #201 $2.99 BON
35 239 216 5.08 JAN128240-M ADVENTURE TIME #2 $3.99 BOO
36 242 226 5.04 DEC121042 PATHFINDER #6 $3.99 DE
37 243 246 5.03 FEB131218-M GFT WONDERLAND #10 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
38 244 230 4.88 FEB120869-M ADVENTURE TIME #3 $3.99 BOO
39 245 229 4.86 DEC121001-M EVIL ERNIE #5 $3.99 DE
40 246 232 4.81 MAR120884-M ADVENTURE TIME #4 $3.99 BOO
41 249 255 4.76 FEB131216-M GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #84 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
42 250 234 4.75 APR120950-M ADVENTURE TIME #5 $3.99 BOO
43 251 236 4.73 FEB130847 ADVENTURE TIME #6 $3.99 BOO
44 252 237 4.63 DEC121011 VAMPIRELLA #28 $3.99 DE
45 257 231 4.41 FEB131220-M GFT MADNESS OF WONDERLAND #3 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
46 267 247 4.12 SEP121040 RED SONJA #74 $3.99 DE
47 270 240 4.03 FEB130789-M FASHION BEAST #8 (MR) $3.99 AVA
48 271 250 4.02 FEB130830 PEANUTS VOL 2 #8 $3.99 BOO
49 272 252 3.99 FEB130950-M DARK SHADOWS YEAR ONE #1 $3.99 DE
50 274 253 3.95 FEB130862 DEATHMATCH #5 $3.99 BOO

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 22 62 1.82 JAN131200 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 10 $10.99 RAN
2 45 111 1.46 JAN131321 YU-GI-OH 5DS GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
3 46 57 1.42 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
4 49 120 1.38 JAN131324 BLEACH TP VOL 56 $9.99 VIZ
5 68 82 1.24 JAN131306 X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) TP VOL 02 ENTER NINJAK $14.99 VAL
6 79 154 1.10 FEB131173 TIGER & BUNNY GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
7 80 159 1.08 FEB131168 SHADOWMAN (VU) TP VOL 01 BIRTH RITES $9.99 VAL
8 81 117 1.08 FEB131197 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 13 $11.99 HAC
9 110 114 0.92 DEC120941 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
10 118 205 0.87 JAN131322 BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
11 128 213 0.82 JAN130854 KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES TP VOL 04 $9.99 ARC
12 129 129 0.81 FEB130819 BART SIMPSON BIG SHOT TP $15.99 BON
13 133 75 0.80 MAR130991 MARBLE SEASON HC $21.95 DRA
14 142 60 0.76 OCT121087 EC WILLIAMSON 50 GIRLS 50 & OTHER STORIES HC $28.99 FAN
15 157 42 0.69 JAN131096 UNICO GN $34.95 DIG
16 165 76 0.66 OCT121084 EC JACK DAVIS TAINT MEAT ITS HUMANITY HC $28.99 FAN
17 168 276 0.64 FEB130865 DEATHMATCH TP VOL 01 $9.99 BOO
18 172 102 0.63 DEC121189 COURTNEY CRUMRIN SPEC ED HC VOL 03 $24.99 ONI
19 189 341 0.57 FEB131083 DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 11 MOST PRECIOUS GIFT $7.99 NBM
20 195 248 0.56 JAN131198 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 24 $10.99 RAN
21 206 239 0.55 FEB131202 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 15 $11.99 HAC
22 212 245 0.53 FEB131196 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF HEARTS MY FANATIC RABBIT GN VOL 02 $11.99 HAC
23 213 246 0.52 FEB131201 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 15 $11.99 HAC
24 214 153 0.52 JAN131197 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER OMNIBUS VOL 01 $19.99 RAN
25 218 90 0.52 JAN131319 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ORIGIN GN VOL 01 ACTIVATION $29.95 RAN
26 233 280 0.48 FEB131200 IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 04 (MR) $11.99 HAC
27 252 271 0.45 JAN131263 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 07 $12.99 ST.
28 264 144 0.44 FEB131018 JERUSALEM STORY OF CITY GN $24.99 ST.
29 268 208 0.43 FEB131017 RELISH MY LIFE IN KITCHEN GN $17.99 ST.
30 273 236 0.43 DEC121247 NEMO HEART OF ICE HC $14.95 TOP
31 275 184 0.42 DEC121234 MODESTY BLAISE TP VOL 23 GIRL IN IRON MASK $19.95 RAN
32 289 266 0.40 FEB130808 WHO IS AC GN $14.99 POC
33 301 109 0.38 FEB130973 LONE RANGER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $39.99 DE
34 308 230 0.37 AUG121142 JULIOS DAY HC $19.99 FAN
35 314 237 0.36 DEC121184 DOUBLE FINE ACTION COMICS TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
36 315 314 0.36 JAN131264 CRIMSON EMPIRE CIRCUMSTANCES TO SERVE A NOBLE GN VOL 01 $13.99 ST.
37 326 234 0.35 JAN131265 KANOKON GN COLL ED VOL 01 $18.99 ST.
38 328 166 0.35 DEC121110 COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 19 1987-1988 $28.99 FAN
39 339 402 0.34 JAN131317 GTO 14 DAYS IN SHONAN GN VOL 08 $10.95 RAN
40 341 231 0.34 JAN131261 HP LOVECRAFT CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD GN $19.95 ABR
41 343 258 0.33 DEC121185 DOUBLE FINE ACTION COMICS TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI
42 346 482 0.33 JAN131332 KIMI NI TODOKE GN VOL 16 FROM ME TO YOU $9.99 VIZ
43 354 489 0.33 JAN131325 NURA RISE O/T YOKAI CLAN GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ
44 359 490 0.32 JAN131323 BARRAGE TP VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
45 360 273 0.32 DEC121030 QUEEN SONJA TP VOL 05 ASCENDANCY $19.99 DE
46 365 369 0.32 FEB131171 KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 02 $12.95 RAN
47 367 491 0.32 JAN131328 DAWN OF THE ARCANA TP VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
48 371 351 0.32 FEB131198 BUNNY DROP GN VOL 08 $13.99 HAC
49 372 263 0.32 FEB131199 DOUBT OMNIBUS GN VOL 01 $18.99 HAC
50 381 86 0.31 OCT121173 HARVEY HORRORS COLL WORKS WITCHES TALES HC VOL 03 $47.99 DIA

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