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Avengers Vs. X-Men #11

The Avengers and the X-Men join forces to defeat the Phoenix-possessed Cyclops and Emma Frost and a legendary character falls in the battle in Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book to the specialty market in September 2012.

DC Comics' "Zero Month" gave the publisher nine spots in September's top ten. The publisher's top book was Batman #0 at #2, followed by Justice League #0 at #3, Green Lantern #0 at #4, Detective Comics #0 at #5, Action Comics #0 at #6, Batman: The Dark Knight #0 at #7, Batman and Robin #0 at #8, Earth 2 #0 at #9, and Batman, Incorporated #0 at #10.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #102 was Image Comics' top book for September at #102.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in September was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #13 at #85.

Rounding out the top ten, IDW Publishing's Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #5 crossover was the publisher's top book for the month at #104.


Across the UniverseThanos' mad quest to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet and rule reality — a saga that continued in The Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, and The Infinity Crusade — began in Jim Starlin's The Thanos Quest, and in September Marvel Comics reprinted the mini-series, giving the publisher the best-selling Graphic Novel for the month.

DC Comics had four of the month's top ten graphic novels, led by Walt Simonson's original graphic novel The Judas Coin at #2. Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis' Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench at #5, Paul Dini's Batman: Arkham City at #9, and Batman: Knightfall Volume 3: Knightsend at #10.

Image Comics had three volumes in the top ten, led by Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 8 hardcover at #3. The Manhattan Projects Volume 1 ranked #7 and Thief of Thieves Volume 1 ranked #8.

Dark Horse Comics had one title in the top ten — Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 3: The Promise Part 3 at #4.

Rounding out the top ten, Legendary Comic's The Tower Chronicles Volume 1: Geisthawk, a new supernatural series from Matt Wagner (Grendel) and Simon Bisley (Lobo), ranked #6. In addition, this book was the best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novel for the month.

Also from the Premier Publishers, IDW Publishing's top book in September was Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 Volume 1, the collected edition of the first four issues of the science-fiction franchise crossover, at #15.

TOP 50 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2012

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #11 $3.99 JUL120528-M MAR
2 BATMAN #0 $3.99 JUL120154-M DC 
3 JUSTICE LEAGUE #0 $3.99 JUL120123-M DC 
4 GREEN LANTERN #0 $2.99 JUL120173-M DC 
5 DETECTIVE COMICS #0 $3.99 JUL120159-M DC 
6 ACTION COMICS #0 $3.99 JUL120142-M DC 
7 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #0 $2.99 JUL120162-M DC 
8 BATMAN AND ROBIN #0 $2.99 JUL120164 DC 
9 EARTH 2 #0 $2.99 JUL120135-M DC 
10 BATMAN INCORPORATED #0 $2.99 JUL120150-M DC 
11 AQUAMAN #0 $2.99 JUL120127-M DC 
12 SUPERMAN #0 $2.99 JUL120146-M DC 
13 UNCANNY X-MEN #18 $3.99 JUL120542 MAR
14 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #693 $3.99 JUL120556 MAR
15 AVENGERS #30 $3.99 JUL120545 MAR
16 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #694 $3.99 JUL120557 MAR
17 FLASH #0 $2.99 JUL120131-M DC 
18 NEW AVENGERS #30 $3.99 JUL120544 MAR
19 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #16 $3.99 JUL120546 MAR
20 BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #3 (MR) $3.99 JUL120110-M DC 
21 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #17 $3.99 JUL120547 MAR
22 TALON #0 [*] $2.99 JUL120119-M DC 
23 BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #3 (MR) $3.99 JUL120107-M DC 
24 WALKING DEAD #102 (MR) [*] $2.99 JUL120522 IMA
25 BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #3 (MR) $3.99 JUL120113-M DC 
26 NIGHTWING #0 $2.99 JUL120168 DC 
27 SPIDER-MEN #5 $3.99 JUL120560-M MAR
28 BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #3 (MR) $3.99 JUL120116-M DC 
29 BATGIRL #0 $2.99 JUL120167 DC 
30 WONDER WOMAN #0 $2.99 JUL120129-M DC 
31 TEEN TITANS #0 $2.99 JUL120197-M DC 
32 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #0 $2.99 JUL120176 DC 
33 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #0 $2.99 JUL120177-M DC 
34 UNCANNY X-FORCE #31 $3.99 JUL120611 MAR
35 WORLDS FINEST #0 $2.99 JUL120137-M DC 
36 HIT-GIRL #3 (MR) $2.99 JUL120625-M MAR
37 BATWOMAN #0 $2.99 JUL120165-M DC 
38 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #14 $3.99 JUL120566 MAR
39 JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 $3.99 JUN120142-M DC 
40 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 JUL120567 MAR
41 SWAMP THING #0 $2.99 JUL120183 DC 
42 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #0 $2.99 JUL120172 DC 
43 WOLVERINE #313 $3.99 JUL120619-M MAR
44 CATWOMAN #0 $2.99 JUL120171 DC 
45 RED LANTERNS #0 $2.99 JUL120179 DC 
46 ANIMAL MAN #0 $2.99 JUL120182 DC 
47 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7 $3.99 JUL120551 MAR
48 DAREDEVIL #18 $2.99 JUL120586 MAR
49 PHANTOM STRANGER #0 [*] $2.99 JUL120120-M DC 
50 X-MEN LEGACY #273 $2.99 JUL120612 MAR

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2012

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THANOS QUEST #1 $7.99 JUL120553 MAR
2 JUDAS COIN HC $22.99 MAY120270 DC 
3 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 08 (MR) $34.99 JUL120438 IMA
4 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 03 PROMISE PART 3 $10.99 MAY120011 DAR
5 AQUAMAN HC VOL 01 THE TRENCH $22.99 MAY120278 DC 
6 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 01 GEISTHAWK $7.99 JUL121137 LEG
7 MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 01 SCIENCE BAD $14.99 JUN120470 IMA
8 THIEF OF THIEVES TP VOL 01 $14.99 JUL120437 IMA
9 BATMAN ARKHAM CITY TP $16.99 JUN120243 DC 
10 BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP NEW ED VOL 03 KNIGHTSEND $29.99 JUN120242 DC 
11 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 01 ITS OUR RIGHT TO FIGHT $14.99 JUN120239 DC 
12 DR STRANGE PREM HC SEASON ONE $24.99 JUN120718 MAR
13 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 JUL068351 IMA
14 NEMESIS TP (MR) $14.99 JUN120708 MAR
15 STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION TP VOL 01 $17.99 JUL120287 IDW
16 BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 01 TROUBLE IN MIND $14.99 JUN120236 DC 
17 NARUTO TP VOL 58 $9.99 JUN121344 VIZ
18 AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 JUN120280 DC 
19 GREEN LANTERN WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS TP $16.99 JUN120246 DC 
20 GREEN LANTERN CORPS HC VOL 01 FEARSOME $22.99 MAY120279 DC 
21 AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 04 (MR) $24.99 MAY120322 DC 
22 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 07 $10.99 JUN121186 RAN
23 LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 05 $14.99 JUN121130 FAN
24 WINTER SOLDIER TP VOL 01 LONGEST WINTER $15.99 JUL120655 MAR
25 CROSSED WISH YOU WERE HERE TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 JUN120842 AVA
26 DEADPOOL TP VOL 10 EVIL DEADPOOL $16.99 JUN120720 MAR
27 VENOM CIRCLE OF FOUR TP $19.99 JUL120672 MAR
28 BRIGHTEST DAY TP VOL 03 $16.99 JUN120244 DC 
29 STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST TP $19.99 MAY120031 DAR
30 BATMAN EARTH ONE HC $22.99 MAR120234 DC 
31 PENGUIN PAIN AND PREJUDICE TP $14.99 JUN120249 DC 
32 BERSERK TP VOL 36 $14.99 MAY120066 DAR
33 UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN TP VOL 01 $16.99 JUN120732 MAR
34 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 SEP088204 IMA
35 BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS $24.99 JAN120300 DC 
36 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING TP VOL 03 SHADOWS $17.99 JUL120308 IDW
37 BLEACH TP VOL 46 $9.99 JUN121345 VIZ
38 SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-ISLAND TP $34.99 JUL120656 MAR
39 BLEACH TP VOL 47 $9.99 JUN121346 VIZ
40 OZ HC DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ $29.99 JUL120638 MAR
41 HULK SMASH AVENGERS TP $14.99 JUN120726 MAR
42 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 03 $19.99 JUL120642 MAR
43 FURY OF FIRESTORM NUCLEAR MEN TP VOL 01 GOD PARTICLE $14.99 JUN120237 DC 
44 LEGION LOST TP VOL 01 RUN FROM TOMORROW $14.99 JUN120238 DC 
45 X-MEN WAR MACHINES TP $14.99 JUL120650 MAR
46 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD (MR) $14.99 APR120487 IMA
47 WORLD OF WARCRAFT PEARL OF PANDARIA HC $24.99 MAY120313 DC 
48 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY TP VOL 02 FEAR ITSELF FALLOUT $15.99 JUN120725 MAR
49 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 01 $15.99 JUN120730 MAR
50 FEAR ITSELF TP SECRET AVENGERS $19.99 JUL120666 MAR

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