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The Crime Society of America invades the Earth of the New 52 in Geoff Johns and David Finch's Forever Evil #1, the first issue of DC Entertainment's autumn crossover event and the best-selling comic book in September.

In total, DC had five of the month's top books. All part of the Villains Month event, the lenticular edition of Batman #23.1: The Joker ranked #5, the lenticular edition of Batman #23.2: The Riddler ranked #6, the lenticular edition of Batman #23.4: Bane ranked #8, and the lenticular edition of Batman #23.3: Penguin ranked #10.

Marvel Comics also had five titles in the top ten, led by Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's Infinity #2 at #2. Also in the top ten were Infinity #3 at #3, Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho's X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 at #4, and Avengers #19 at #9.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in September was The Star Wars #1, the first issue of the adaptation of George Lucas' original screenplay for Star Wars, at #14.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead#114 from Image Comics was the publisher's top book for the month at #19.

Rounding out the premier publishers, The Powerpuff Girls #1 was IDW Publishing's top book for September at #50.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 129.99 JUL130149-M FOREVER EVIL #1 $3.99 DC
2 2 117.00 JUL130565-M INFINITY #2 $3.99 MAR
3 3 114.49 JUL130570-M INFINITY #3 $3.99 MAR
4 6 105.80 JUL130658-M X-MEN BATTLE OF ATOM #1 $3.99 MAR
5 4 100.00 JUL130185 BATMAN #23.1 JOKER $3.99 DC
6 5 99.75 JUL130186 BATMAN #23.2 RIDDLER $3.99 DC
7 7 94.65 JUL130582-M MIGHTY AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
8 8 88.50 JUL130188 BATMAN #23.4 BANE $3.99 DC
9 9 85.89 JUL130578-M AVENGERS #19 $3.99 MAR
10 10 83.44 JUL130187 BATMAN #23.3 PENGUIN $3.99 DC
11 11 82.76 JUL130618-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #17 $3.99 MAR
12 12 78.21 JUL130663-M ALL NEW X-MEN #16 $3.99 MAR
13 14 74.46 JUL130621-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #18 $3.99 MAR
14 16 72.87 JUL130008-M STAR WARS #1 LUCAS DRAFT $3.99 DAR
15 15 72.62 JUL130156 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.1 DARKSEID $3.99 DC
16 17 71.31 JUL130670-M UNCANNY X-MEN #12 $3.99 MAR
17 18 69.08 JUL130580-M AVENGERS #20 $3.99 MAR
18 19 68.13 JUL130666-M X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
19 25 65.42 JUL130549 WALKING DEAD #114 (MR) $2.99 IMA
20 21 64.11 JUN130619-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6 $3.99 MAR
21 20 63.29 JUL130184 BATMAN SUPERMAN #3.1 DOOMSDAY $3.99 DC
22 22 61.62 JUL130603-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #12 $3.99 MAR
23 13 60.38 JUL130208-M BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 $4.99 DC
24 23 56.35 JUL130577 NEW AVENGERS #10 $3.99 MAR
25 24 55.43 JUL130673-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #36 $3.99 MAR
26 43 51.62 JUL130538 SAGA #14 (MR) $2.99 IMA
27 26 46.57 JUL130176 ACTION COMICS #23.1 CYBORG SUPERMAN $3.99 DC
28 27 46.36 JUL130189 BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.1 TWO FACE $3.99 DC
29 28 46.09 JUL130163 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.4 BLACK ADAM $3.99 DC
30 31 46.02 JUL130177 ACTION COMICS #23.2 ZOD $3.99 DC
31 29 45.92 JUL130191 BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.3 RAS AL GHUL $3.99 DC
32 33 45.79 JUL130178 ACTION COMICS #23.3 LEX LUTHOR $3.99 DC
33 32 45.70 JUL130190 BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.2 COURT OF OWLS $3.99 DC
34 30 45.69 JUL130197 DETECTIVE COMICS #23.1 POISON IVY $3.99 DC
35 34 45.30 JUL130198 DETECTIVE COMICS #23.2 HARLEY QUINN $3.99 DC
36 35 45.20 JUL130199 DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3 SCARECROW $3.99 DC
37 36 44.82 JUL130204 GREEN LANTERN #23.4 SINESTRO $3.99 DC
38 37 44.72 JUL130192 BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.4 KILLER CROC $3.99 DC
39 38 44.58 JUL130628-M THOR GOD OF THUNDER #13 $3.99 MAR
40 39 43.27 JUL130200 DETECTIVE COMICS #23.4 MAN BAT $3.99 DC
41 67 42.42 JUL130683 DEADPOOL #16 $2.99 MAR
42 68 42.11 JUL130684 DEADPOOL #17 $2.99 MAR
43 70 41.36 MAY130708-M KICK-ASS 3 #3 (MR) $2.99 MAR
44 40 40.87 JUL130159 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.4 SECRET SOCIETY $3.99 DC
45 71 40.64 JUN130547-M JUPITERS LEGACY #3 (MR) $2.99 IMA
46 41 40.52 JUL130183 SUPERMAN #23.4 PARASITE $3.99 DC
47 44 38.82 JUL130633-M INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #13 $3.99 MAR
48 93 38.10 JUL130685 DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #3 $2.99 MAR
49 73 36.50 JUN138287 BATMAN #23.1 JOKER STANDARD ED [*] $2.99 DC
50 42 36.21 JUL130295-M POWERPUFF GIRLS #1 $3.99 IDW
51 79 35.94 JUL138033 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.2 LOBO STANDARD ED [*] $2.99 DC
52 46 35.77 JUL130627 CAPTAIN AMERICA #11 $3.99 MAR
53 47 35.48 JUN130647 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #8 $3.99 MAR
54 58 35.19 JUL130403-M SEX CRIMINALS #1 (MR) [*] $3.50 IMA
55 48 35.07 JUL130596-M NOVA #8 $3.99 MAR
56 97 34.83 JUL130011 STAR WARS #9 2013 ONGOING $2.99 DAR
57 50 34.70 JUL130601 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #3 $3.99 MAR
58 49 34.33 JUL130201 GREEN LANTERN #23.1 RELIC $3.99 DC
59 94 34.15 JUL138023 DETECTIVE COMICS #23.2 HARLEY QUINN STANDARD ED [*] $2.99 DC
60 100 34.05 JUL130644-M DAREDEVIL #31 $2.99 MAR
61 52 33.95 JUL130166 AQUAMAN #23.1 BLACK MANTA $3.99 DC
62 51 33.87 JUL130181 SUPERMAN #23.2 BRAINIAC $3.99 DC
63 59 33.75 JUL130631 IRON MAN #15 $3.99 MAR
64 54 33.69 JUL130202 GREEN LANTERN #23.2 MONGUL $3.99 DC
65 53 33.69 JUL130203 GREEN LANTERN #23.3 BLACK HAND $3.99 DC
66 55 33.66 JUL130157 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.2 LOBO $3.99 DC
67 63 33.61 JUL130686-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #11 $3.99 MAR
68 57 33.47 JUL130180 SUPERMAN #23.1 BIZARRO $3.99 DC
69 62 33.45 JUL130622 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #3 $3.99 MAR
70 64 33.36 JUL130679 WOLVERINE #9 $3.99 MAR
71 60 33.33 JUL130167 AQUAMAN #23.2 OCEAN MASTER $3.99 DC
72 61 33.11 JUL130182 SUPERMAN #23.3 HEL $3.99 DC
73 65 33.03 JUL130593 INFINITY HUNT #1 $3.99 MAR
74 104 32.75 JUN130242-M DC VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 $2.99 DC
75 66 31.97 JUL130179 ACTION COMICS #23.4 METALLO $3.99 DC
76 99 31.37 JUL138032 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.3 DIAL E STANDARD ED [*] $2.99 DC
77 72 31.00 JUL130420 EAST OF WEST #6 [*] $3.50 IMA
78 69 30.60 JUL130212-M BATMAN 66 #3 $3.99 DC
79 56 30.45 JUL130303-M MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #11 $3.99 IDW
80 77 30.14 JUL130594 INFINITY HEIST #1 $3.99 MAR
81 83 29.90 JUL130613 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #27 $3.99 MAR
82 74 29.86 JUL130160 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.1 DEADSHOT $3.99 DC
83 76 29.84 JUL130168 EARTH 2 #15.1 DESAAD $3.99 DC
84 78 29.57 JUL130170 FLASH #23.1 GRODD $3.99 DC
85 80 29.56 JUL130169 EARTH 2 #15.2 SOLOMON GRUNDY $3.99 DC
86 82 29.49 JUL130161 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.2 KILLER FROST $3.99 DC
87 84 29.46 JUL130162 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.3 SHADOW THIEF $3.99 DC
88 116 29.41 JUL130274-M WAKE #4 (MR) $2.99 DC
89 81 29.40 JUL130193 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23.1 VENTRILOQUIST $3.99 DC
90 85 29.38 JUL130206 TEEN TITANS #23.1 TRIGON $3.99 DC
91 107 29.27 JUL138021 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23.4 JOKERS DAUGHTER STD ED [*] $2.99 DC
92 86 29.20 JUL130172 FLASH #23.3 ROGUES $3.99 DC
93 87 29.19 JUL130207 TEEN TITANS #23.2 DEATHSTROKE $3.99 DC
94 117 29.18 JUL130647 FANTASTIC FOUR #12 $2.99 MAR
95 89 29.13 JUL130174 WONDER WOMAN #23.1 CHEETAH $3.99 DC
96 88 29.01 JUL130171 FLASH #23.2 REVERSE FLASH $3.99 DC
97 109 28.97 JUN138280 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.1 DEADSHOT STANDARD ED [*] $2.99 DC
98 90 28.84 JUL130194 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23.2 MR FREEZE $3.99 DC
99 92 28.84 JUL130688 CABLE AND X-FORCE #14 $3.99 MAR
100 91 28.60 JUL130195 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23.3 CLAYFACE $3.99 DC

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