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The original five students at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters are mysteriously transported to the present day in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's All-New X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book in November.

With Marvel NOW! entering its second month, Marvel Comics had eight of November's top ten best-selling books. Captain America #1 ranked #3, Deadpool #1 ranked #4, The Indestructible Hulk #1 ranked #5, Iron Man #1 ranked #6, Fantastic Four #1 ranked #7, Uncanny Avengers #2 ranked #8, and Thor: God of Thunder #1 ranked #10.

DC Comics had two books in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #14, part of the "Death of the Family" storyline, at #2. Also in the top ten was Justice League #14 at #9.

Among the premier publishers, My Little Pony: Friendship #1 was IDW Publishing's top book for November at #15.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #104 was Image Comics' top book for the month at #35.

Rounding out the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top book in November was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #15 at #93.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ALL NEW X-MEN #1 $3.99 SEP120542-M MAR
2 BATMAN #14 $3.99 SEP120170-M DC 
3 CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $3.99 SEP120573-M MAR
4 DEADPOOL #1 $2.99 SEP120598-M MAR
5 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #1 $3.99 SEP120531-M MAR
6 IRON MAN #1 $3.99 SEP120550-M MAR
7 FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $2.99 SEP120586-M MAR
8 UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 $3.99 SEP120538-M MAR
9 JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 $3.99 SEP120137-M DC 
10 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #1 $3.99 SEP120562-M MAR
11 ALL NEW X-MEN #2 $3.99 SEP120548-M MAR
12 X-MEN LEGACY #1 $2.99 SEP120580-M MAR
13 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 $3.99 SEP120621-M MAR
14 FF #1 $2.99 SEP120593-M MAR
15 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #1 $3.99 SEP120300-M IDW
16 GREEN LANTERN #14 $2.99 SEP120188-M DC 
17 BATGIRL #14 $2.99 SEP120180 DC 
18 BATMAN AND ROBIN #14 $2.99 SEP120179 DC 
19 DETECTIVE COMICS #14 $3.99 SEP120174-M DC 
20 IRON MAN #2 $3.99 SEP120557-M MAR
21 DEADPOOL #2 $2.99 SEP120603-M MAR
22 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #2 $3.99 SEP120560-M MAR
23 A PLUS X #2 $3.99 SEP120569-M MAR
24 ACTION COMICS #14 $3.99 SEP120155-M DC 
25 MASKS #1 3.99 SEP120970-M DE
26 SUICIDE SQUAD #14 $2.99 SEP120215 DC 
27 CATWOMAN #14 $2.99 SEP120183 DC 
28 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #14 $2.99 SEP120177-M DC 
29 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #697 $3.99 SEP120620 MAR
30 BEFORE WATCHMEN MOLOCH #1 [*] $3.99 JUL128188-M DC 
31 AVX CONSEQUENCES #5 $3.99 AUG120577-M MAR
32 EARTH 2 #6 $2.99 SEP120151-M DC 
33 BATMAN INCORPORATED #5 $2.99 SEP120166-M DC 
34 X-MEN LEGACY #2 $2.99 SEP120584-M MAR
35 WALKING DEAD #104 (MR) $2.99 SEP120524 IMA
36 AVENGERS #34 $4.99 SEP120610-M MAR
37 NEW AVENGERS #34 $4.99 SEP120613-M MAR
38 AQUAMAN #14 $2.99 SEP120141-M DC 
39 AVENGERS #33 $3.99 SEP120609 MAR
40 NEW AVENGERS #32 AXFO $3.99 AUG120586 MAR
41 SUPERMAN #14 $2.99 SEP120159-M DC 
42 NIGHTWING #14 $2.99 SEP120186 DC 
43 NEW AVENGERS #33 $3.99 SEP120612 MAR
44 BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #4 (MR) $3.99 AUG120140-M DC 
45 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14 $2.99 SEP120191-M DC 
46 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #20 $3.99 SEP120659 MAR
47 BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #4 (MR) $3.99 SEP120128-M DC 
48 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #21 $3.99 SEP120660 MAR
49 FLASH #14 $2.99 SEP120145-M DC 
50 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #14 $2.99 SEP120193-M DC 

The Killigans -- Hey SergioRick Grimes faces one of his greatest challenges — Negan's Saviors — in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 17: Something to Fear from Image Comics, the latest volume of the best-selling series and November’s top selling graphic novel. The first volume of The Walking Dead, Days Gone Bye, also charted in the top ten in November, giving Image Comics two titles in the upper echelons of November's sales charts.

DC Comics had five titles (four from the Vertigo imprint) in the top ten, led by Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland at #2. Fairest Volume 1: Wide Awake, a collection of the first story arc of the Fables spin-off, ranked #4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Volume 1, the first part of Vertigo's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling mystery, ranked #5. Scalped Volume 10 ranked #9, and Red Hood and the Outlaws Volume 1: Redemption ranked #10.

BOOM! Studios' Adventure Time Volume 1, collecting the first four issues of the best-selling KaBOOM! comic based on the fan-favorite animated smash hit, ranked #3.

Marvel Comics' top graphic novel for the month, the collected edition of Avengers Vs. X-Men, ranked #6.

Rounding out the top ten, Dynamite Entertainment's The Boys Volume 12: The Bloody Doors Off ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Lobster Johnson Volume 2: The Burning Hand was the publisher's top book at the #24. Finally, IDW Publishing's top book in November was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 2 at #58.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 17: SOMETHING TO FEAR TP (MR) $14.99 SEP120449 IMA
2 FABLES WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND HC (MR) $22.99 JUL120247 DC 
3 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 SEP120922 BOO
4 FAIREST TP VOL 01 WIDE AWAKE (MR) $14.99 AUG120283 DC 
5 GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO HC VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 JUL120243 DC 
6 AVENGERS VS X-MEN HC $75.00 JUL120630-M MAR
7 BOYS TP VOL 12 BLOODY DOORS OFF (MR) $19.99 OCT120994 DE
8 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 JUL068351 IMA
9 SCALPED TP VOL 10 TRAILS END (MR) $14.99 JUL120253 DC 
10 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 01 REDEMPTION $14.99 AUG120248 DC 
11 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 02 $24.99 AUG121236 ONI
12 FLASH HC VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD (N52) $24.99 JUL120209 DC 
13 SAGA TP VOL 01 $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
14 SUPERMAN HC VOL 01 WHAT PRICE TOMORROW (N52) $22.99 JUL120210 DC 
15 NARUTO TP VOL 59 $9.99 AUG121347 VIZ
16 UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 05 OTHERWORLD $19.99 AUG120730 MAR
17 SPIDER-MEN HC $24.99 AUG120697 MAR
18 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 02 GEISTHAWK $7.99 SEP121141 LEG
19 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 SEP088204 IMA
20 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 02 $22.99 JUN120225 DC 
21 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 08 $10.99 AUG121202 RAN
22 SPACEMAN DELUXE EDITION HC (MR) $24.99 JUL120256 DC 
23 AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 03 $24.99 AUG120719 MAR
24 LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 02 BURNING HAND $17.99 JUL120055 DAR
25 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 NOV082245 IMA
26 SAUCER COUNTRY TP VOL 01 RUN (MR) $14.99 AUG120295 DC 
27 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 12 $19.99 JUL120033 DAR
28 JLA EARTH II TP $14.99 AUG120253 DC 
29 MASS EFFECT TP VOL 04 HOMEWORLDS $16.99 JUL120035 DAR
30 SCENE O/T CRIME DLX HC (MR) $24.99 SEP120433 IMA
31 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 02 FEAR NO MALUS $16.99 SEP120729 ABS
32 BLEACH TP VOL 50 $9.99 AUG121350 VIZ
33 ANGEL & FAITH TP VOL 02 DADDY ISSUES $17.99 JUL120045 DAR
34 OZ TP MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ $24.99 AUG120714 MAR
35 BLEACH TP VOL 51 $9.99 AUG121351 VIZ
36 BATMAN JUDGE DREDD COLLECTION HC $29.99 JUL120219 DC 
37 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 MAR092419 IMA
38 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 19 $7.99 AUG120807 ARC
39 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 02 XMAS SHACKTOWN $28.99 SEP121088 FAN
40 BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 01 METAMORPHOSIS (N52) $14.99 AUG120246 DC 
41 SANDMAN TP VOL 10 THE WAKE NEW ED (MR) $19.99 AUG120292 DC 
42 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 04 THE FAMILY MAN NEW ED (MR) $19.99 AUG120288 DC 
43 WINTER SOLDIER TP VOL 02 BROKEN ARROW $15.99 SEP120703 MAR
44 BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS HC VOL 04 $34.99 JUL120050 DAR
45 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 SEP088205 IMA
46 ONE PIECE TP VOL 65 $9.99 AUG121349 VIZ
47 SHADOW TP VOL 01 FIRE OF CREATION (MR) $19.99 SEP120990 DE
48 ASSASSINS CREED GN VOL 01 DESMOND $9.99 AUG121299 RAN
49 GREEN LANTERN SECTOR 2814 TP VOL 01 $16.99 AUG120252 DC 
50 ARCHIE COMIC SUPER SPECIAL #1 $9.99 AUG120795 ARC

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