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The Man of Steel faces one of his greatest challenges in Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained #1 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book to retailers in June.

In total, DC Entertainment had four of the month's top books. Greg Pak and Jae Lee's Batman/Superman #1 ranked #2. The "Batman: Zero Year" storyline kicked off in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #21. And in Justice League #21, the month's #6 book, the build-up to the Trinity War continued.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with six titles, led by Brian Michael Bendis' Age of Ultron #10, the shocking conclusion to Marvel's spring crossover event, at #4. Age of Ultron #9, the penultimate issue of the storyline, ranked #5. Dan Slott had two issues of Superior Spider-Man in the top ten; issue #11 ranked #7 and issue #12 ranked #8. All-New X-Men #12 ranked #9. Finally, Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s Kick-Ass 3 #1 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #111 from Image Comics ranked #13 for the month.

Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda's Star Wars #6 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #45.

Finally, based on the top-rated animated series, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #8 ranked #66.


Rick Grimes and his group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse must deal with new dangers in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 18: What Comes After, the latest volume of the best-selling series that inspired the AMC hit and the best-selling graphic novel to comics retailers in June.

In total, Image Comics had four of the month's top-selling graphic novels. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 2 ranked #2, Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us ranked #6, and Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Fatale Volume 3 ranked #7.

BOOM! Studios' Adventure Time Volume 3, collecting stories based on the fan-favorite Cartoon Network series, ranked #3.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten. Star-Lord: The Hollow Crown, collecting classic tales of the Guardians of the Galaxy leader, ranked #4. Deadpool Killustrated, a series that skewered classic literature through the prism of Deadpool, ranked #5.

DC Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's Batman and Robin Volume 1: Born to Kill ranked #8. Harley Quinn: Night and Day, collecting tales of the fan-favorite character, ranked #9. Finally, Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre Deluxe, collecting two of the prequel miniseries to Watchmen, ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top book for June was Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Smuggler's Code at #15. Finally, IDW Publishing's John Byrne's Fantastic Four Artist's Edition, a deluxe presentation of some of Byrne's best artwork on Marvel Comics' first family, ranked #36 for the month.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 $4.99 APR130107-M DC 
2 BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 $3.99 APR130117-M DC 
3 BATMAN #21 $3.99 APR130161-M DC 
4 AGE OF ULTRON #10 $3.99 APR130589-M MAR
5 AGE OF ULTRON #9 $3.99 APR130586-M MAR
6 JUSTICE LEAGUE #21 $3.99 APR130137-M DC 
7 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 APR130603 MAR
8 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99 APR130604 MAR
9 ALL NEW X-MEN #12 $3.99 APR130600-M MAR
10 KICK-ASS 3 #1 (MR) $2.99 MAR130713-M MAR
11 ALL NEW X-MEN #13 $3.99 APR130602 MAR
12 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #3 $3.99 MAR130620-M MAR
13 WALKING DEAD #111 (MR) $2.99 APR130577 IMA
14 AVENGERS #14 $3.99 APR130598-M MAR
15 UNCANNY X-MEN #7 $3.99 APR130620-M MAR
16 AGE OF ULTRON #10AI $3.99 APR130594-M MAR
17 X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR130639-M MAR
18 GREEN LANTERN #21 $2.99 APR130181-M DC 
19 UNCANNY AVENGERS #9 $3.99 APR130596 MAR
20 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5 $3.99 APR130127-M DC 
21 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #4 $3.99 APR130607-M MAR
22 AVENGERS #13 $3.99 APR130597 MAR
23 DETECTIVE COMICS #21 $3.99 APR130170-M DC 
24 BATMAN AND BATGIRL #21 $2.99 APR130167 DC 
25 NEW AVENGERS #7 $3.99 APR130627-M MAR
26 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #6 $3.99 APR130611-M MAR
27 THANOS RISING #3 $3.99 APR130619 MAR
28 DEADPOOL #11 $2.99 APR130658-M MAR
29 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #9 $3.99 APR130664-M MAR
30 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #9 $3.99 APR130640-M MAR
31 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #21 $2.99 APR130168-M DC 
32 DEADPOOL #12 $2.99 APR130660 MAR
33 JUPITERS LEGACY #2 (MR) [*] $2.99 APR130544-M IMA
34 LAZARUS #1 (MR) $2.99 APR130420-M IMA
35 AQUAMAN #21 $2.99 APR130141-M DC 
36 WOLVERINE #4 $3.99 APR130644-M MAR
37 ACTION COMICS #21 $3.99 APR130150-M DC 
38 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21 $2.99 APR130184-M DC 
39 IRON MAN #11 $3.99 APR130617-M MAR
40 SUPERMAN #21 $2.99 APR130153-M DC 
41 CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 $3.99 APR130636-M MAR
42 WOLVERINE #5 $3.99 APR130647-M MAR
43 NIGHTWING #21 $2.99 APR130179 DC 
44 EARTH 2 #13 $2.99 APR130147-M DC 
45 STAR WARS #6 2013 ONGOING $2.99 APR130058 DAR
46 TRUE LIVES O/T FABULOUS KILLJOYS #1 $3.99 APR130012-M DAR
47 UNCANNY X-FORCE #6 $3.99 APR130652-M MAR
48 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #21 $2.99 APR130186-M DC 
49 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #31 $3.99 APR130687-M MAR
50 HAWKEYE #11 $2.99 MAR130694 MAR

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 APR130482 IMA
2 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
3 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 03 $14.99 APR130964 BOO
4 STAR-LORD HOLLOW CROWN TP $7.99 APR130679 MAR
5 DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED TP $14.99 MAR130735 MAR
6 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 SEP088204 IMA
7 FATALE TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 APR130422 IMA
8 BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 01 BORN TO KILL (N52) $16.99 MAR130270 DC 
9 HARLEY QUINN NIGHT AND DAY TP $16.99 MAR130276 DC 
10 BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN SILK SPECTRE DLX HC (MR) $29.99 MAR130264 DC 
11 BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 02 PEARL (N52) $24.99 FEB130207 DC 
12 BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS CRIMSON CORSAIR DLX HC (MR) $29.99 MAR130263 DC 
13 SWEET TOOTH TP VOL 06 WILD GAME (MR) $16.99 MAR130305 DC 
14 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
15 STAR WARS CLONE WARS SMUGGLERS CODE TP $7.99 FEB130043 DAR
16 PACIFIC RIM PREM HC TALES FROM YEAR ZERO $24.99 MAR130719 MAR
17 SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 WHAT PRICE TOMORROW (N52) $14.99 MAR130274 DC 
18 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 02 STARFIRE (N52) $14.99 MAR130273 DC 
19 SUPERMAN HC VOL 02 SECRETS AND LIES (N52) $24.99 FEB130212 DC 
20 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 02 THE CULLING (N52) $16.99 MAR130272 DC 
21 WOLVERINE SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 FEB130611 MAR
22 BATGIRL ROBIN YEAR ONE TP $24.99 MAR130279 DC 
23 CATWOMAN TP VOL 02 NO EASY WAY DOWN $24.99 MAR130271 DC 
24 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157-M IMA
25 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99 OCT128088 DAR
26 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 03 $9.99 MAR131369 VIZ
27 SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 $12.99 MAR130290 DC 
28 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 02 (MR) $25.00 APR130911 RAN
29 CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS TP VOL 06 $19.99 MAR130278 DC 
30 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 27 TOWN CALLED HELL $16.99 FEB130039 DAR
31 CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 01 CASTAWAY DIMENSION Z BK 1 NOW $24.99 MAR130723 MAR
32 HELLBOY LIBRARY HC VOL 06 STORM FURY BRIDE HELL $49.99 FEB130012 DAR
33 HELLBLAZER DEATH AND CIGARETTES TP (MR) $19.99 MAR130304 DC 
34 SOLO DELUXE ED HC $49.99 FEB130218 DC 
35 BTVS SPIKE TP VOL 01 DARK PLACE $17.99 FEB130019 DAR
36 JOHN BYRNE FANTASTIC FOUR ARTIST ED HC (NET) $75.00 JAN130368 IDW
37 CONAN TP VOL 13 QUEEN O/T BLACK COAST $19.99 FEB130052 DAR
38 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 05 $17.99 APR130729 MAR
39 MIND THE GAP TP VOL 02 WISH YOU WERE HERE (MR) $14.99 FEB130430 IMA
40 SILENCE & CO GN $9.99 MAR130990 CRY
41 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 MAR130303 DC 
42 STAR WARS LOST TRIBE O/T SITH SPIRAL TP $18.99 FEB130047 DAR
43 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 11 FUTURE $19.99 MAR130743 MAR
44 SPIDER-MAN DANGER ZONE TP $19.99 FEB130633 MAR
45 AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 04 AVX $19.99 MAR130734 MAR
46 WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT AND MILLER HC $24.99 JAN130766 MAR
47 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 DEC120744 MAR
48 HARBINGER (VU) TP VOL 02 RENEGADES $14.99 MAR131332 VAL
49 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC 
50 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC 

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