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Robert Kirkman celebrated ten years of his best-selling zombie series The Walking Dead with The Walking Dead #115, the best-selling comic book in October.

DC Comics had five titles in the top ten for October, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #24, an oversized issue, at #2. Also in the top ten were Forever Evil #2 at #4, Justice League #24 at #6, Superman/Wonder Woman #1 at #7, and the long-awaited The Sandman: Overture #1 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III from the Vertigo imprint at #8.

Rounding out the top ten with four books was Marvel Comics, with Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's Infinity #4 their top book at #3. Also in the top ten were Infinity #5 at #5, Superior Spider-Man #20 at #9 and Superior Spider-Man #19, the issue that guest-starred Spider-Man 2099, at #10.

Among the other premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top book in October was The Star Wars #2 at #28, the second issue of the adaptation of George Lucas' early Star Wars screenplay.

Finally, IDW Publishing's top book for the month was My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #12 at #109.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 249.16 AUG130518-M WALKING DEAD #115 (MR) 2.99 IMA
2 2 100.00 AUG130235-M BATMAN #24 (NOTE PRICE) 6.99 DC
3 5 90.65 AUG130735-M INFINITY #4 3.99 MAR
4 4 90.61 AUG130159-M FOREVER EVIL #2 3.99 DC
5 6 85.49 AUG130740-M INFINITY #5 3.99 MAR
6 7 79.01 AUG130172-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #24 3.99 DC
7 8 76.10 AUG130187-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #1 3.99 DC
8 3 74.85 AUG130325-M SANDMAN OVERTURE #1 (MR) [*] 4.99 DC
9 9 68.44 AUG130787-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 3.99 MAR
10 11 67.12 AUG130784-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19 3.99 MAR
11 10 66.58 AUG130231-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #4 3.99 DC
12 12 66.46 AUG130836-M ALL NEW X-MEN #17 3.99 MAR
13 13 62.02 AUG130176-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 3.99 DC
14 14 60.33 AUG130841-M UNCANNY X-MEN #13 3.99 MAR
15 15 59.28 AUG130845-M X-MEN BATTLE OF ATOM #2 3.99 MAR
16 16 57.75 AUG130839-M X-MEN #6 3.99 MAR
17 17 57.56 AUG130745-M AVENGERS #21 3.99 MAR
18 19 56.75 AUG130747-M AVENGERS #22 3.99 MAR
19 20 55.07 JUL130635-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #7 3.99 MAR
20 22 50.94 AUG130757-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #8 3.99 MAR
21 21 50.90 AUG130193-M DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN #1 3.99 DC
22 23 50.73 AUG130749-M NEW AVENGERS #11 3.99 MAR
23 26 48.61 AUG130773 UNCANNY AVENGERS #13 3.99 MAR
24 27 47.58 AUG130244-M DETECTIVE COMICS #24 3.99 DC
25 29 46.08 AUG130843-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #37 3.99 MAR
26 40 45.81 AUG130255-M GREEN LANTERN #24 2.99 DC
27 18 45.67 AUG130802-M ALL NEW X-MEN SPECIAL #1 4.99 MAR
28 28 45.06 AUG130082 STAR WARS #2 LUCAS DRAFT 3.99 DAR
29 30 44.01 AUG130753-M MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 3.99 MAR
30 41 43.98 AUG130710 SAGA #15 (MR) 2.99 IMA
31 47 41.76 AUG130241 BATMAN AND TWO FACE #24 2.99 DC
32 48 41.72 AUG130168-M FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR #1 2.99 DC
33 25 38.40 AUG130265 GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #2 4.99 DC
34 57 37.78 AUG130847-M DEADPOOL #18 2.99 MAR
35 34 36.91 AUG130822-M THOR GOD OF THUNDER #14 3.99 MAR
36 39 36.77 AUG130504-M PRETTY DEADLY #1 (MR) [*] 3.5 IMA
37 35 36.42 AUG130180-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #24 3.99 DC
38 63 34.80 AUG130239-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #24 2.99 DC
39 31 34.47 AUG130804-M INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK SPECIAL #1 4.99 MAR
40 67 33.89 AUG130198-M AQUAMAN #24 2.99 DC
41 44 33.61 AUG130505-M VELVET #1 (MR) [*] 3.5 IMA
42 58 33.32 JUL130793-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 2.99 ARC
43 43 32.86 AUG130816-M INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #14 3.99 MAR
44 32 32.73 AUG130806-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP SPECIAL #1 4.99 MAR
45 69 32.55 AUG130529 WALKING DEAD TYREESE SPECIAL (MR) 2.99 IMA
46 76 32.47 MAY130668 HAWKEYE #13 2.99 MAR
47 75 32.42 JUL130693-M KICK-ASS 3 #4 (MR) 2.99 MAR
48 46 32.02 JUL130612 HUNGER #3 3.99 MAR
49 74 31.97 AUG130251 NIGHTWING #24 2.99 DC
50 24 31.91 AUG130527 WALKING DEAD #1 10TH ANNIVERSARY ED (MR) 5.99 IMA
51 45 31.78 AUG130226-M ACTION COMICS #24 3.99 DC
52 77 31.75 AUG130224-M SUPERMAN #24 2.99 DC
53 50 31.32 AUG130819-M IRON MAN #17 3.99 MAR
54 78 31.22 AUG130849 DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #4 2.99 MAR
55 49 31.03 AUG130814-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #12 3.99 MAR
56 80 30.80 AUG130210-M EARTH 2 #16 2.99 DC
57 51 30.79 AUG130795-M MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #1 3.99 MAR
58 81 30.64 AUG130202-M FLASH #24 2.99 DC
59 52 30.16 AUG130780 CATACLYSM #0.1 3.99 MAR
60 33 30.10 AUG130274 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #2 4.99 DC
61 84 29.93 AUG130258-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #24 2.99 DC
62 53 29.50 AUG130779 HUNGER #4 3.99 MAR
63 85 29.41 AUG130247 BATGIRL #24 2.99 DC
64 86 29.32 AUG130170-M FOREVER EVIL ROGUES REBELLION #1 2.99 DC
65 54 29.24 JUL130677-M SAVAGE WOLVERINE #9 3.99 MAR
66 55 29.12 JUL130602 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #4 3.99 MAR
67 36 28.97 AUG130252 NIGHTWING ANNUAL #1 4.99 DC
68 87 28.90 AUG130087 STAR WARS #10 2013 ONGOING 2.99 DAR
69 56 28.82 JUL130632 IRON MAN #16 3.99 MAR
70 88 28.41 AUG130260-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #24 2.99 DC
71 37 28.40 AUG130200 AQUAMAN ANNUAL #1 4.99 DC
72 89 28.19 AUG130250 CATWOMAN #24 2.99 DC
73 93 28.04 AUG130800-M DAREDEVIL #32 2.99 MAR
74 38 27.81 AUG130228 ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #2 4.99 DC
75 59 27.80 AUG130855 WOLVERINE #10 3.99 MAR
76 92 27.71 AUG130183-M TEEN TITANS #24 2.99 DC
77 94 27.52 AUG130208-M WONDER WOMAN #24 2.99 DC
78 61 26.98 AUG130856 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #10 3.99 MAR
79 62 26.60 AUG130790 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #4 3.99 MAR
80 64 26.12 AUG130852-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #12 3.99 MAR
81 65 26.07 AUG130808-M CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVING LEGEND #1 3.99 MAR
82 66 25.93 AUG130756 NOVA #9 3.99 MAR
83 99 25.79 AUG130166-M FOREVER EVIL ARGUS #1 2.99 DC
84 101 25.32 AUG130827-M FANTASTIC FOUR #13 2.99 MAR
85 68 25.24 AUG130781 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #28 3.99 MAR
86 103 24.69 AUG130262-M RED LANTERNS #24 2.99 DC
87 70 24.59 AUG130850-M CABLE AND X-FORCE #15 3.99 MAR
88 71 24.52 AUG130854 UNCANNY X-FORCE #13 3.99 MAR
89 73 24.41 AUG130789 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #5 3.99 MAR
90 72 24.15 AUG130280-M BATMAN 66 #4 3.99 DC
91 105 23.53 AUG130766 THUNDERBOLTS #16 2.99 MAR
92 79 23.37 AUG130751-M SECRET AVENGERS #10 3.99 MAR
93 82 23.17 AUG130761 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #20 3.99 MAR
94 83 23.02 AUG130764 INFINITY HUNT #2 3.99 MAR
95 107 22.72 AUG130767 THUNDERBOLTS #17 2.99 MAR
96 108 22.27 AUG130182 SUICIDE SQUAD #24 2.99 DC
97 112 21.76 AUG130253 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #24 2.99 DC
98 60 21.63 AUG130273 TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #2 4.99 DC
99 114 21.57 AUG130791-M SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN NOW #4 2.99 MAR
100 121 20.67 AUG130768-M AVENGERS AI #4 2.99 MAR

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