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The sci-fi sex crime comedy Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarky from Image Comics was April's best-selling graphic novel.

In total, Image Comics had seven of the month's top ten graphic novels. Also in the top ten were Saga Volume 3 at #2, East of West Volume 2: We Are All One at #3, Saga Volume 1 at #4, Saga Volume 2 at #8, Pretty Deadly Volume 1 at #9, and The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye at #10.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten, led by the original graphic novel Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business at #5, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1: Cosmic Avengers at #6.

Rounding out the top ten, DC Comics' The Joker: Death of the Family ranked #7.

Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars Volume 2: From the Ruins of Alderaan was their top graphic novel in April at #18.

Also among premier publishers, the first volume of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Locke & Key, Welcome to Lovecraft, was IDW Publishing's top graphic novel in April at #67.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 7 9.28 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
2 3 9.17 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
3 5 7.52 DEC130494 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 02 WE ARE ALL ONE $14.99 IMA
4 19 6.59 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
5 2 6.20 DEC130759 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY BUSINESS OGN HC $24.99 MAR
6 6 5.37 JAN140800 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 MAR
7 4 5.11 JAN140340 JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP (N52) $24.99 DC
8 13 5.09 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
9 30 4.93 FEB140533 PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
10 16 4.57 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
11 66 4.39 FEB140504 GENESIS GN $6.99 IMA
12 18 3.94 JAN140339 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 03 THRONE OF ATLANTIS (N52) $16.99 DC
13 20 3.66 JAN140804 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 05 SUPERIOR VENOM $17.99 MAR
14 26 3.56 JAN140559 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA
15 9 3.33 DEC130297 JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 04 THE GRID (N52) $24.99 DC
16 23 3.25 JAN140353-M SUPERMAN RED SON TP $17.99 DC
17 15 3.21 DEC130296 BATMAN SUPERMAN HC VOL 01 CROSS WORLD (N52) $22.99 DC
18 17 3.18 DEC130071 STAR WARS ONGOING TP VOL 02 FROM RUINS OF ALDERAAN $19.99 DAR
19 104 2.85 FEB140797 STAR LORD TEARS FOR HEAVEN TP $7.99 MAR
20 25 2.74 DEC130307 BATMAN 66 HC VOL 01 $19.99 DC
21 80 2.71 JAN140379 HINTERKIND TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 DC
22 37 2.67 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
23 33 2.65 JAN140371 100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO TP (MR) $16.99 DC
24 74 2.59 FEB141509 NARUTO GN VOL 65 $9.99 VIZ
25 29 2.53 JAN140338 GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 03 THE END (N52) $19.99 DC
26 12 2.29 FEB140849 DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 03 $34.99 MAR
27 31 2.28 DEC130115 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 08 $19.99 DAR
28 58 2.23 SEP130566 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 19 MARCH TO WAR $14.99 IMA
29 34 2.22 JAN140354 SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
30 45 2.18 JAN140557 SECRET TP VOL 01 NEVER GET CAUGHT $16.99 IMA
31 27 2.16 JAN140793 ALL NEW X-MEN PREM HC VOL 04 ALL DIFFERENT $24.99 MAR
32 47 2.14 JAN140344 EARTH 2 TP VOL 02 THE TOWER OF FATE (N52) $16.99 DC
33 44 2.14 FEB140845 X-MEN TP VOL 02 MUERTAS $17.99 MAR
34 49 2.13 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
35 65 2.11 JAN140341 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 04 DISCIPLINE AND PUNISH (N52) $14.99 DC
36 28 2.08 DEC130303 GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 04 DARK DAYS (N52) $24.99 DC
37 1 2.07 NOV130705-M UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $99.99 MAR
38 53 2.04 JAN140810 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 05 $16.99 MAR
39 42 1.99 JAN140797 AVENGERS TP VOL 02 LAST WHITE EVENT $19.99 MAR
40 120 1.96 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
41 123 1.95 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
42 68 1.94 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
43 84 1.93 FEB141327 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 12 $10.99 RAN
44 48 1.91 FEB140872 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 04 WINTER GRAVES $16.99 ABS
45 35 1.90 FEB141090 ADVENTURE TIME SUGARY SHORTS TP VOL 01 $19.99 BOO
46 61 1.88 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
47 38 1.79 DEC130299 EARTH 2 HC VOL 03 BATTLE CRY (N52) $22.99 DC
48 22 1.76 NOV130716 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 02 $34.99 MAR
49 134 1.73 DEC130139 ITTY BITTY HELLBOY TP $9.99 DAR
50 86 1.72 JAN140382 FLEX MENTALLO MAN OF MUSCLE MYSTERY TP (MR) $14.99 DC
51 54 1.72 JAN140802 SAVAGE WOLVERINE TP VOL 01 KILL ISLAND $19.99 MAR
52 56 1.68 JAN140352 FINAL CRISIS TP NEW EDITION $19.99 DC
53 76 1.67 JAN140374 ASTRO CITY SHINING STARS TP $16.99 DC
54 77 1.65 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
55 136 1.64 FEB141510 BLEACH GN VOL 60 $9.99 VIZ
56 40 1.63 JAN100681 CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP $24.99 MAR
57 93 1.62 FEB140534 THREE TP (MR) $14.99 IMA
58 57 1.61 DEC130144 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 04 $19.99 DAR
59 97 1.59 JAN140349 BATMAN BEYOND BATGIRL BEYOND TP $14.99 DC
60 92 1.59 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
61 102 1.57 FEB140862 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 08 $14.99 MAR
62 99 1.55 APR130482 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 IMA
63 87 1.51 JAN140807 MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN TP FIGHT NIGHT $16.99 MAR
64 46 1.47 DEC130338 ASTRO CITY THROUGH OPEN DOORS HC $24.99 DC
65 51 1.46 MAY130216 BATMAN HC VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $24.99 DC
66 75 1.43 FEB140844 IRON MAN TP VOL 02 SECRET ORIGIN OF TONY STARK BOOK 1 $19.99 MAR
67 60 1.42 JUN090991 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT $19.99 IDW
68 109 1.42 SEP120449 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
69 55 1.41 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
70 10 1.40 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
71 101 1.40 FEB141074 REGULAR SHOW TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
72 115 1.38 JAN140346 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
73 81 1.36 OCT110741 X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST TP $19.99 MAR
74 64 1.31 JAN140794 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 07 $24.99 MAR
75 62 1.29 JAN140383 JONAH HEX SHADOWS WEST TP (MR) $24.99 DC
76 121 1.28 SEP088206 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
77 186 1.26 DEC130085 FEAR AGENT TP VOL 01 RE-IGNITION (2ND ED)(C: 0-1-2) $9.99 DAR
78 71 1.26 DEC131266 ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 08 SAVAGE SWORD OF DR DINOSAUR $18.95 RED
79 148 1.23 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
80 96 1.23 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
81 36 1.21 DEC130340 DAYTRIPPER DELUXE ED HC (MR) $34.99 DC
82 11 1.18 NOV130712-M MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 16 $69.99 MAR
83 72 1.18 JAN140787 CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 03 LOOSE NUKE $24.99 MAR
84 164 1.16 DEC130531 SIDEKICK TP VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 IMA
85 90 1.16 DEC130083 STAR WARS DARK TIMES TP VOL 07 SPARK REMAINS $19.99 DAR
86 119 1.16 JAN140372 BOOKS OF MAGIC TP NEW ED (MR) $16.99 DC
87 94 1.14 DEC130125 CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 26 LEGION O/T DEAD $19.99 DAR
88 41 1.14 FEB140860 MARVEL ZOMBIES TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 02 $34.99 MAR
89 147 1.14 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
90 179 1.13 FEB120285 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE NEW ED (MR) $12.99 DC
91 88 1.13 FEB140340 TRANSFORMERS DARK CYBERTRON TP VOL 01 $19.99 IDW
92 132 1.11 OCT120252 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52) $16.99 DC
93 78 1.10 JAN140369 GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO TP (MR) $24.99 DC
94 145 1.08 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
95 126 1.08 JAN140795 SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 03 HOW TO MAIM MOCKINGBIRD $17.99 MAR
96 111 1.07 FEB058406-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
97 154 1.07 SEP088207 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (NEW PTG) (SEP088207) $14.99 IMA
98 141 1.07 DEC120744 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 MAR
99 50 1.06 JAN148355 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 05 TRAIL O/T UNICORN  $29.99 FAN
100 180 1.06 NOV130791 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SELECT TP VOL 09 GAMES $11.99 ARC

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