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Paul McCartney -- Off the GroundRick Grimes and his group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse must deal with new dangers in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 18: What Comes After, the latest volume of the best-selling series that inspired the AMC hit and the best-selling graphic novel to comics retailers in June.

In total, Image Comics had four of the month's top-selling graphic novels. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 2 ranked #2, Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us ranked #6, and Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Fatale Volume 3 ranked #7.

BOOM! Studios' Adventure Time Volume 3, collecting stories based on the fan-favorite Cartoon Network series, ranked #3.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten. Star-Lord: The Hollow Crown, collecting classic tales of the Guardians of the Galaxy leader, ranked #4. Deadpool Killustrated, a series that skewered classic literature through the prism of Deadpool, ranked #5.

DC Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's Batman and Robin Volume 1: Born to Kill ranked #8. Harley Quinn: Night and Day, collecting tales of the fan-favorite character, ranked #9. Finally, Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre Deluxe, collecting two of the prequel miniseries to Watchmen, ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top book for June was Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Smuggler's Code at #15. Finally, IDW Publishing's John Byrne's Fantastic Four Artist's Edition, a deluxe presentation of some of Byrne's best artwork on Marvel Comics' first family, ranked #36 for the month.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 19.83 APR130482 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 IMA
2 3 12.68 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
3 8 4.28 APR130964 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
4 30 3.95 APR130679 STAR-LORD HOLLOW CROWN TP $7.99 MAR
5 18 3.13 MAR130735 DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED TP $14.99 MAR
6 16 3.08 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
7 24 3.05 APR130422 FATALE TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
8 13 3.01 MAR130270 BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 01 BORN TO KILL (N52) $16.99 DC 
9 14 2.85 MAR130276 HARLEY QUINN NIGHT AND DAY TP $16.99 DC 
10 4 2.77 MAR130264 BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN SILK SPECTRE DLX HC (MR) $29.99 DC 
11 10 2.64 FEB130207 BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 02 PEARL (N52) $24.99 DC 
12 5 2.61 MAR130263 BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS CRIMSON CORSAIR DLX HC (MR) $29.99 DC 
13 25 2.33 MAR130305 SWEET TOOTH TP VOL 06 WILD GAME (MR) $16.99 DC 
14 60 2.14 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
15 82 2.12 FEB130043 STAR WARS CLONE WARS SMUGGLERS CODE TP $7.99 DAR
16 15 2.09 MAR130719 PACIFIC RIM PREM HC TALES FROM YEAR ZERO $24.99 MAR
17 31 2.07 MAR130274 SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 WHAT PRICE TOMORROW (N52) $14.99 DC 
18 34 2.05 MAR130273 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 02 STARFIRE (N52) $14.99 DC 
19 17 1.90 FEB130212 SUPERMAN HC VOL 02 SECRETS AND LIES (N52) $24.99 DC 
20 32 1.81 MAR130272 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 02 THE CULLING (N52) $16.99 DC 
21 20 1.78 FEB130611 WOLVERINE SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
22 21 1.72 MAR130279 BATGIRL ROBIN YEAR ONE TP $24.99 DC 
23 23 1.70 MAR130271 CATWOMAN TP VOL 02 NO EASY WAY DOWN $24.99 DC 
24 46 1.68 NOV128157-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
25 26 1.65 OCT128088 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
26 79 1.58 MAR131369 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
27 63 1.57 MAR130290 SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC 
28 19 1.54 APR130911 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 02 (MR) $25.00 RAN
29 37 1.44 MAR130278 CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS TP VOL 06 $19.99 DC 
30 45 1.42 FEB130039 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 27 TOWN CALLED HELL $16.99 DAR
31 27 1.42 MAR130723 CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 01 CASTAWAY DIMENSION Z BK 1 NOW $24.99 MAR
32 7 1.41 FEB130012 HELLBOY LIBRARY HC VOL 06 STORM FURY BRIDE HELL $49.99 DAR
33 39 1.40 MAR130304 HELLBLAZER DEATH AND CIGARETTES TP (MR) $19.99 DC 
34 9 1.39 FEB130218 SOLO DELUXE ED HC $49.99 DC 
35 44 1.37 FEB130019 BTVS SPIKE TP VOL 01 DARK PLACE $17.99 DAR
36 2 1.30 JAN130368 JOHN BYRNE FANTASTIC FOUR ARTIST ED HC (NET) $75.00 IDW
37 42 1.29 FEB130052 CONAN TP VOL 13 QUEEN O/T BLACK COAST $19.99 DAR
38 57 1.28 APR130729 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 05 $17.99 MAR
39 70 1.28 FEB130430 MIND THE GAP TP VOL 02 WISH YOU WERE HERE (MR) $14.99 IMA
40 117 1.28 MAR130990 SILENCE & CO GN $9.99 CRY
41 49 1.25 MAR130303 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC 
42 54 1.20 FEB130047 STAR WARS LOST TRIBE O/T SITH SPIRAL TP $18.99 DAR
43 53 1.19 MAR130743 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 11 FUTURE $19.99 MAR
44 56 1.15 FEB130633 SPIDER-MAN DANGER ZONE TP $19.99 MAR
45 58 1.14 MAR130734 AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 04 AVX $19.99 MAR
46 41 1.13 JAN130766 WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT AND MILLER HC $24.99 MAR
47 76 1.09 DEC120744 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 MAR
48 77 1.08 MAR131332 HARBINGER (VU) TP VOL 02 RENEGADES $14.99 VAL
49 75 1.05 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC 
50 81 1.04 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC 
51 47 1.02 MAR130742 FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 06 $24.99 MAR
52 35 1.02 JAN130767 WOLVERINE ORIGIN HC NEW PTG $29.99 MAR
53 133 1.02 MAR131367 ONE PIECE TP VOL 67 $9.99 VIZ
54 64 1.00 APR130354 TMNT SECRET HISTORY OF THE FOOT CLAN TP $17.99 IDW
55 80 0.98 JAN138069 MATTER OF LIFE HC $14.95 TOP
56 50 0.97 MAR130736 INCREDIBLE HULK BY JASON AARON TP VOL 02 $24.99 MAR
57 86 0.96 APR130735 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES BY HUMPHRIES TP VOL 01 $16.99 MAR
58 99 0.95 APR130736 ULTIMATE COMICS WOLVERINE TP LEGACIES $14.99 MAR
59 176 0.91 JUN100127 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01 $19.99 DC 
60 11 0.89 JAN130774-M MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 13 $69.99 MAR
61 108 0.89 APR130502 WITCH DOCTOR TP VOL 02 MAL PRACTICE $14.99 IMA
62 66 0.89 APR130349 STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES TP $19.99 IDW
63 95 0.87 APR131280 BLOODSHOT (VU) TP VOL 02 RISE AND THE FALL $14.99 VAL
64 163 0.86 FEB130036 MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS VICTORIES TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 DAR
65 36 0.85 MAR130505 HACK SLASH OMNIBUS TP VOL 05 $34.99 IMA
66 147 0.84 MAR130766 SUPERMAG GN $9.95 ADH
67 116 0.84 JUN120470 MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 01 SCIENCE BAD $14.99 IMA
68 110 0.84 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
69 145 0.83 APR130469 PROPHET TP VOL 02 BROTHERS $14.99 IMA
70 94 0.82 NOV058130 SUPERMAN RED SON TP $17.99 DC 
71 138 0.81 APR130828 SONIC SAGA TP VOL 03 EGGMAN EMPIRE $11.99 ARC
72 78 0.81 JUL110247 ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP $29.99 DC 
73 113 0.80 FEB130980 ATOMCAT GN $12.95 DIG
74 112 0.79 JAN130091 MISTY CIRCUS HC $14.99 DAR
75 40 0.79 FEB130046 STAR WARS LEGACY HC VOL 01 $34.99 DAR
76 109 0.79 APR131290 DRAGON BALL 3IN1 ED TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ
77 120 0.79 SEP120449 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
78 68 0.79 FEB100651 JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC $21.95 SLA
79 123 0.78 MAR130275 FURY OF FIRESTORM TP VOL 02 FIRESTORM PROTOCOLS (N52) $14.99 DC 
80 87 0.78 MAR130282 STORMWATCH TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC 
81 72 0.78 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC 
82 12 0.77 FEB130227 SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $75.00 DC 
83 73 0.76 APR130710-M MMW AVENGERS TP VOL 05 $24.99 MAR
84 119 0.76 APR131346 GFT MADNESS OF WONDERLAND TP $12.99 ZEN
85 136 0.75 MAR130281 RESURRECTION MAN TP VOL 02 MATTER OF DEATH & LIFE (N52) $14.99 DC 
86 59 0.75 FEB130219 STORMWATCH HC VOL 02 $29.99 DC 
87 65 0.75 FEB130070 LONE WOLF 2100 OMNIBUS $24.99 DAR
88 89 0.73 FEB130021 STRAIN TP VOL 02 $19.99 DAR
89 97 0.73 MAR130739 ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE TP VOL 07 $19.99 MAR
90 226 0.72 FEB130226 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC 
91 38 0.72 DEC120494 JOHN K PRESENTS SPUMCO COMIC BOOK HC $34.99 IDW
92 135 0.71 APR131085 USERS GUIDE TO NEGLECTFUL PARENTING GN (MR) $12.95 DRA
93 115 0.71 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
94 101 0.70 MAR130738 WOLVERINE TP FIRST CUTS $19.99 MAR
95 104 0.69 APR130737 CASTLE PREM HC CALM BEFORE STORM $19.99 MAR
96 43 0.69 JAN130768 WOLVERINE SABRETOOTH HC $39.99 MAR
97 141 0.68 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
98 189 0.68 FEB130069 OREIMO TP VOL 03 $10.99 DAR
99 106 0.67 MAR130420 CROW SKINNING THE WOLVES TP $17.99 IDW
100 55 0.67 JAN130771 AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP AVX $34.99 MAR

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