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The Martian Manhunter assembles a new team in Geoff Johns and David Finch's Justice League of America #1 from DC Comics, the best-selling comic book in February.

In total, DC Comics had four of the month's top ten comics. Batman #17, the conclusion to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Death of the Family" storyline, ranked #3. Justice League #17, part of the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover, ranked #4. Finally, Detective Comics #17, a tie-in to "Death of the Family," ranked #9.

Marvel Comics took six of the month's top ten, led by Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's Uncanny X-Men #1 at #2. Also in the top ten were Superior Spider-Man #3 at #5, Superior Spider-Man #4 at #6, Uncanny X-Men #2 at #7, Uncanny Avengers #4 at #8, and Secret Avengers #1 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #107 was Image Comics' top book for the month at #19.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in February was Star Wars #2; it ranked #40 for the month.

Finally, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #3 was the publisher's top book for the month at #45.


INXS -- Original Sin Captain Nemo's daughter seeks to explore Antarctica, only to discover an ancient horror, in Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book, Nemo: Heart of Ice, from Top Shelf Productions, the best-selling Graphic Novels in February.

DC Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Batman: The Night of the Owls at #2. Also in the top ten were Batman: The Black Mirror at #6, Catwoman Volume 2: Dollhouse at #7, and Batgirl Volume 1: The Darkest Reflection at #9.

BOOM! Studios had two volumes in the top ten — Adventure Time Volume 2 ranked #3 and Adventure Time Volume 1 ranked #10.

Also with two titles in the top ten was Image Comics with Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye at #4 and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 1 at #5.

Rounding out the top ten was IDW Publishing with Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 Volume 2 at #8.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top graphic novel for February was The Goon Volume 12: Them That Raised Us Lament at #19.

Finally, Marvel Comics' top-selling graphic novel in February was Iron Man: Tales of the Golden Avenger at #24.

TOP 50 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2013

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 $3.99 DEC120183-M DC 
2 UNCANNY X-MEN #1 $3.99 DEC120608-M MAR
3 BATMAN #17 $3.99 DEC120264-M DC 
4 JUSTICE LEAGUE #17 $3.99 DEC120174-M DC 
5 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 DEC120662-M MAR
6 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 DEC120664-M MAR
7 UNCANNY X-MEN #2 $3.99 DEC120613-M MAR
8 UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 $3.99 NOV120657-M MAR
9 DETECTIVE COMICS #17 $3.99 DEC120274-M DC 
10 SECRET AVENGERS #1 $3.99 DEC120624-M MAR
11 ALL NEW X-MEN #7 $3.99 DEC120668-M MAR
12 AVENGERS #6 $3.99 DEC120632-M MAR
13 AVENGERS #5 $3.99 DEC120629-M MAR
14 NOVA #1 $3.99 DEC120602-M MAR
15 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #0.1 $3.99 DEC120597-M MAR
16 NEW AVENGERS #3 $3.99 DEC120622-M MAR
17 GREEN LANTERN #17 $2.99 DEC120285-M DC 
18 BATGIRL #17 $2.99 DEC120277 DC 
19 WALKING DEAD #107 (MR) $2.99 DEC120592 IMA
20 NIGHTWING #17 $2.99 DEC120284 DC 
21 BATMAN AND ROBIN #17 $2.99 DEC120273 DC 
22 AQUAMAN #17 $2.99 DEC120178-M DC 
23 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #2 $3.99 DEC120672-M MAR
24 DEADPOOL #5 $2.99 DEC120675-M MAR
25 ACTION COMICS #17 $3.99 DEC120252-M DC 
26 UNCANNY X-FORCE #2 $3.99 DEC120677-M MAR
27 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #4 $3.99 DEC120644-M MAR
28 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #17 $2.99 DEC120271-M DC 
29 BATMAN INCORPORATED #8 $2.99 DEC120260-M DC 
30 FEARLESS DEFENDERS #1 $2.99 DEC120615-M MAR
31 CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 $3.99 DEC120660-M MAR
32 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #17 $2.99 DEC120283 DC 
33 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #5 $3.99 DEC120648-M MAR
34 WALKING DEAD THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL (MR) $2.99 DEC128004-M IMA
35 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 $7.99 NOV128135-M MAR
36 SAGA #10 (MR) $2.99 DEC120585 IMA
37 EARTH 2 #9 $2.99 DEC120249-M DC 
38 IRON MAN #6 $3.99 DEC120600-M MAR
39 CABLE AND X-FORCE #4 $3.99 DEC120670-M MAR
40 STAR WARS #2 $2.99 DEC120048 DAR
41 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #25 $3.99 DEC120708-M MAR
42 FANTASTIC FOUR #4 $2.99 DEC120650-M MAR
43 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17 $2.99 DEC120288-M DC 
44 BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #5 (MR) $3.99 NOV120150-M DC 
45 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #3 $3.99 NOV120354-M IDW
46 YOUNG AVENGERS #2 $2.99 DEC120640-M MAR
47 THUNDERBOLTS #4 $2.99 DEC120656-M MAR
48 BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #4 (MR) $3.99 DEC120162-M DC 
49 FLASH #17 $2.99 DEC120242-M DC 
50 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #17 $2.99 DEC120290-M DC 

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2013

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 NEMO HEART OF ICE HC $14.95 DEC121247 TOP
2 BATMAN HC THE NIGHT OF THE OWLS (N52) $29.99 OCT120247 DC 
3 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 02 $14.99 DEC120941 BOO
4 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157-M IMA
5 SAGA TP VOL 01 $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
6 BATMAN THE BLACK MIRROR TP $16.99 NOV120268 DC 
7 CATWOMAN TP VOL 02 DOLLHOUSE (N52) $14.99 NOV120260 DC 
8 STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION TP VOL 02 $17.99 NOV120336 IDW
9 BATGIRL TP VOL 01 THE DARKEST REFLECTION (N52) $14.99 NOV120261 DC 
10 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 SEP120922 BOO
11 RAVINE TP VOL 01 $14.99 DEC120509 IMA
12 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 MAR092419 IMA
13 BATGIRL HC VOL 02 KNIGHTFALL DESCENDS (N52) $24.99 OCT120248 DC 
14 NARUTO TP VOL 60 $9.99 NOV121358 VIZ
15 DEATH OF SUPERMAN TP NEW ED $14.99 OCT120269 DC 
16 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 02 BASILISK RISING (N52) $16.99 NOV120264 DC 
17 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 03 GEISTHAWK $7.99 NOV121243 LEG
18 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 09 $10.99 NOV121240 RAN
19 GOON TP VOL 12 THEM THAT RAISED US LAMENT $16.99 OCT120016 DAR
20 BATMAN AND ROBIN WHITE KNIGHT DARK KNIGHT TP $16.99 OCT120260 DC 
21 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 SEP088204 IMA
22 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC $22.99 OCT120263 DC 
23 SUPERMAN FOR TOMORROW TP $24.99 NOV120270 DC 
24 IRON MAN TALES OF GOLDEN AVENGER TP GN $14.99 DEC090583 MAR
25 AVENGERS VS THANOS TP $34.99 NOV120791 MAR
26 NEW DEADWARDIANS TP (MR) $14.99 NOV120301 DC 
27 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 SEP120449 IMA
28 JIM HENSONS DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 02 CREATION MYTHS $19.95 OCT120755 ARA
29 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 02 $16.99 NOV120773 MAR
30 SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 01 LIFE AFTER DEATH $16.99 NOV120776 MAR
31 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 NOV082245 IMA
32 BATMAN DEATHBLOW DELUXE EDITION HC $22.99 OCT120259 DC 
33 ASSASSINS CREED THE CHAIN GN $19.95 DEC121256 UBI
34 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER PROMISE LIBRARY ED HC $39.99 OCT120033 DAR
35 SUPERMAN VS SHAZAM TP $19.99 NOV120273 DC 
36 FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 06 (MR) $29.99 OCT120295 DC 
37 BLEACH TP VOL 55 $9.99 NOV121361 VIZ
38 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 04 $19.99 DEC120735 MAR
39 UNCANNY X-FORCE PREM HC BOOK 02 FINAL EXECUTION $24.99 NOV120769 MAR
40 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 20 $7.99 DEC120827 ARC
41 ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 07 $18.95 OCT121187 RED
42 DEADPOOL MAX TP SECOND CUT $19.99 NOV120788 MAR
43 UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN TP VOL 03 AVX $16.99 NOV120772 MAR
44 STORMWATCH TP VOL 02 ENEMIES OF THE EARTH (N52) $14.99 NOV120263 DC 
45 PUNISHER BY GREG RUCKA TP VOL 03 $16.99 NOV120777 MAR
46 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 04 $17.99 DEC120462 IDW
47 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 01 (MR) $34.99 JUL108203-M IMA
48 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID HC VOL 01 $34.99 SEP120694 MAR
49 ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 04 BORN TO BE WILD (MR) $19.99 NOV120297 DC 
50 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 SEP088205-M IMA

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