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Carbon Leaf -- Is This The FallClint Barton and Kate Bishop deal with the fallout from Hurricane Sandy in Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye Volume 2: Little Hits from Marvel Comics, the best-selling graphic novel in July.

In total, Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten. In addition to Hawkeye, Black Bolt: Something Inhuman This Way Comes ranked #5 and Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl ranked #6.

Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 5: The Search Part 2 ranked #2.

Image Comics had three titles in the top ten — Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 2 at #3, Saga Volume 1 at #4, and Robert Kirkman's Invincible Volume 18: The Death of Everyone at #9.

DC Comics also had three titles in the top ten — Fairest Volume 2: Hidden Kingdom ranked #7, Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach ranked #8, and Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan ranked #10.

Rounding out the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks ranked #12.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 6.86 MAR130726 HAWKEYE TP VOL 02 LITTLE HITS NOW $16.99 MAR
2 10 5.80 MAR130020 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 05 SEARCH PART 2 $10.99 DAR
3 7 5.55 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 22 4.51 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
5 47 3.67 MAY130610 BLACK BOLT SOMETHING INHUMAN THIS WAY COMES $7.99 MAR
6 8 3.58 MAY130706-M KICK-ASS 2 PRELUDE TP HIT-GIRL (MR) $19.99 MAR
7 20 3.53 APR130255 FAIREST TP VOL 02 HIDDEN KINGDOM (MR) $14.99 DC 
8 3 3.36 MAR130265 BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN RORSCHACH DLX HC (MR) $29.99 DC 
9 17 3.15 MAY130459 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 18 DEATH OF EVERYONE $16.99 IMA
10 4 3.09 MAR130266 BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL DR MANHATTAN DLX HC (MR) $29.99 DC 
11 21 3.08 APR130225 NIGHTWING TP VOL 02 NIGHT OF THE OWLS (N52) $14.99 DC 
12 12 3.00 MAY130331 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 05 CLOCKWORKS $19.99 IDW
13 6 2.92 APR130800 MOUSE GUARD HC VOL 03 BLACK AXE $24.95 ARA
14 35 2.56 MAY130431 REVIVAL TP VOL 02 LIVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT $14.99 IMA
15 15 2.55 MAR130269 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT HC VOL 02 CYCLE OF VIOLENCE (N52) $22.99 DC 
16 33 2.50 APR130482 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 IMA
17 29 2.44 APR130221 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 01 KNIGHT TERRORS (N52) $16.99 DC 
18 37 2.29 NOV128157-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
19 32 2.23 APR130217 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 02 BOOKS OF MAGIC (N52) $16.99 DC 
20 16 2.20 MAR130252 HARLAN ELLISONS 7 AGAINST CHAOS HC $24.99 DC 
21 19 2.16 APR130715 UNCANNY X-MEN PREM HC VOL 01 REVOLUTION $24.99 MAR
22 25 2.11 MAR130047 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 05 PICKENS COUNTY HORROR $19.99 DAR
23 44 2.01 APR130245 HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC 
24 9 1.94 APR130732 DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
25 49 1.89 APR130223 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02 GIRL IN THE WORLD (N52) $14.99 DC 
26 52 1.86 APR130218 GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 01 FEARSOME (N52) $14.99 DC 
27 23 1.83 APR130719 NEW AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 01 EVERYTHING DIES NOW $24.99 MAR
28 40 1.79 MAR130073 STAR WARS PURGE TP $17.99 DAR
29 39 1.77 APR130724 UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 07 FINAL EXECUTION BOOK 2 $19.99 MAR
30 72 1.77 MAY131185 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 12 $10.99 RAN
31 45 1.77 OCT120252 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52) $16.99 DC 
32 43 1.75 APR130720 UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 01 LET IT BLEED NOW $17.99 MAR
33 46 1.75 DEC120744 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 MAR
34 60 1.73 APR130216 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 01 RING BEARER (N52) $14.99 DC 
35 11 1.72 APR130714 DAREDEVIL HC END OF DAYS $39.99 MAR
36 28 1.69 MAR130267 GREEN LANTERN CORPS HC VOL 02 ALPHA WAR (N52) $24.99 DC 
37 30 1.67 APR130718 AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 LAST WHITE EVENT NOW $24.99 MAR
38 54 1.65 MAY130967 BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
39 63 1.63 APR130721 FF TP VOL 01 FANTASTIC FAUX NOW $15.99 MAR
40 53 1.63 APR130723 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP SUPERIORITY COMPLEX $16.99 MAR
41 55 1.63 MAY130720 INFINITY INCOMING TP $16.99 MAR
42 56 1.61 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC 
43 41 1.46 MAR130268 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS HC VOL 02 BEYOND HOPE (N52) $22.99 DC 
44 48 1.44 MAR130069 STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI TP VOL 02 PRISONER OF BOGAN $18.99 DAR
45 38 1.41 APR130733 VENOM TP ENEMY WITHIN $24.99 MAR
46 151 1.40 MAR090173 SUPERMAN WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MAN OF TOMORROW HC $24.99 DC 
47 93 1.38 NOV120017 AXE COP TP VOL 04 PRESIDENT WORLD $12.99 DAR
48 71 1.37 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC 
49 70 1.34 FEB130616 WOLVERINE MAX TP VOL 01 PERMANENT RAGE $17.99 MAR
50 100 1.33 APR130469 PROPHET TP VOL 02 BROTHERS $14.99 IMA
51 132 1.32 APR131293 BLEACH TP VOL 57 $9.99 VIZ
52 73 1.30 NOV058130 SUPERMAN RED SON TP $17.99 DC 
53 92 1.30 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
54 61 1.30 APR130262 SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP BOOK 04 (MR) $19.99 DC 
55 86 1.30 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
56 88 1.27 APR130722 GAMBIT TP VOL 02 TOMBSTONE BLUES $15.99 MAR
57 58 1.25 MAR130072 STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE TP VOL 02 HARD TARGETS $19.99 DAR
58 34 1.24 APR130725 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP $29.99 MAR
59 62 1.23 APR130076 CREEPY PRESENTS STEVE DITKO HC $19.99 DAR
60 182 1.21 MAY130825 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 21 $7.99 ARC
61 67 1.21 MAY130363 DOCTOR WHO 3 TP VOL 02 EYE OF ASHAYA $17.99 IDW
62 87 1.18 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
63 90 1.15 APR130261 BLACK ORCHID TP (MR) $16.99 DC 
64 27 1.15 MAR130021 LEGEND KORRA ART ANIMATED SERIES BOOK ONE AIR HC  $34.99 DAR
65 50 1.14 MAY130738 X-MEN TP X-TERMINATION $24.99 MAR
66 1 1.12 MAR130353 BEST OF EC ARTIST ED HC (NET) $95.00 IDW
67 108 1.12 SEP120449 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
68 78 1.10 APR130728 MIGHTY THOR AND JIM TP EVERYTHING BURNS $19.99 MAR
69 57 1.10 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC 
70 105 1.10 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
71 102 1.09 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
72 79 1.09 FEB130053 CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 24 BLOOD DAWN & OTHER STORIES $18.99 DAR
73 114 1.09 MAY130454 BLACK KISS II TP (A) $14.99 IMA
74 81 1.07 APR130727 CAPTAIN AMERICA BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
75 59 1.06 MAY130731 AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 05 $24.99 MAR
76 127 1.04 MAY131345 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 14 $11.99 HAC
77 31 1.03 MAR130280 TALES OF BATMAN ARCHIE GOODWIN HC (RES) $39.99 DC 
78 394 1.01 APR120712 ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 02 $24.99 MAR
79 126 0.99 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
80 68 0.99 MAR130801 REASON FOR DRAGONS HC $19.95 ARA
81 124 0.99 APR130730 X-FACTOR TP VOL 20 HELL ON EARTH WAR $15.99 MAR
82 519 0.98 MAR092489 HALO PREM HC UPRISING (MR) $24.99 MAR
83 69 0.98 APR130734 ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 04 $24.99 MAR
84 91 0.97 MAY130326 STAR TREK ONGOING TP VOL 05 $17.99 IDW
85 135 0.97 APR130230 SUPERMAN PHANTOM ZONE TP $14.99 DC 
86 406 0.96 MAY100675 HALO PREM HC BLOOD LINE (MR) $24.99 MAR
87 514 0.96 DEC090595 HALO PREM HC HELLJUMPER (MR) $24.99 MAR
88 65 0.95 FEB130067 GRENDEL OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 ORIONS REIGN $24.99 DAR
89 74 0.95 MAY131277 MONSTER ON THE HILL GN $19.95 TOP
90 122 0.94 MAY131314 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG TP VOL 02 ETERNAL WARRIOR $14.99 VAL
91 148 0.94 MAY130810 ARCHIE MEETS GLEE TP $12.99 ARC
92 121 0.93 APR130224 TEAM 7 TP VOL 01 FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE (N52) $16.99 DC 
93 96 0.93 APR130229 SHOWCASE PRESENTS DC COMICS PRESENTS TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC 
94 75 0.92 NOV120259 BATMAN HC VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $24.99 DC 
95 76 0.92 MAR131259 WALRUS GN $19.95 PIC
96 292 0.90 FEB080255 SUPERMAN LAST SON HC $19.99 DC 
97 175 0.89 MAY130456 GLORY TP VOL 02 WAR TORN (MR) $14.99 IMA
98 80 0.89 MAY130289-M ROCKETEER HOLLYWOOD HORROR HC $21.99 IDW
99 155 0.89 MAR130092 GANTZ TP VOL 28 (MR) $13.99 DAR
100 66 0.88 MAR131169 JASON LOST CAT HC $24.99 FAN

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