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Thanos plots the conquest of Earth while the Avengers are drawn off into deep space in Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's Infinity #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of August.

In total, Marvel Comics had five of the month's top ten best-selling comics. Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos' "Run, Goblin, Run!" storyline in Superior Spider-Man #15 and #16 ranked #7 and #8 respectively. Avengers #18, a lead-in to Infinity, ranked #9, and Brian Michael Bendis and David Lafuente's All-New X-Men #15 ranked #10.

DC Comics also had five titles in the top ten. Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained #3 ranked #2. Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #23, the third chapter of "Zero Year," ranked #3. Justice League #23 and Justice League of America #7, part of the "Trinity War" storyline, ranked #4 and #5 respectively. Finally, Greg Pak and Jae Lee's Batman/Superman #3 ranked #6.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #113 was Image Comics' top book for August at #12.

Brian Wood and Carlos D'anda's Star Wars #8 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #44.

Finally, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #10 ranked #84.


Sheriff Rick Grimes wakes from a coma to discover the world in the throes of the zombie apocalypse in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye, the best-selling graphic novel of August and the basis for the top-rated program on AMC.

In total, Image Comics had four of the month's best-selling graphic novels. In addition to The Walking Dead, John Layman and Rob Guillory's Chew Volume 7: Bad Apples ranked #2, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 1 ranked #4, and Vaughan and Staples' Saga Volume 2 ranked #5.

Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten. Rocket Raccoon: Tales from the Half World, a collection of stories of the Guardians of the Galaxy character, was their best-selling book at #3. Also in the top ten were Deadpool Volume 2: Soul Hunter at #7 and Superior Spider-Man Volume 2: Troubled Mind at #8.

IDW Publishing's top book for August was the My Little Pony Digest Volume 1 at #6.

DC Comics' top book for the month at #9 was The Flash Volume 1: Move Forward.

Rounding out the top ten, Dark Horse Comics' B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth Volume 6: The Return of the Master ranked #10.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 INFINITY #1 $4.99 JUN130572-M MAR
2 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #3 $3.99 JUN130176-M DC 
3 BATMAN #23 $3.99 JUN130199-M DC 
4 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 $3.99 JUN130154-M DC 
5 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 $3.99 JUN130146-M DC 
6 BATMAN SUPERMAN #3 $3.99 JUN130193-M DC 
7 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 JUN130606 MAR
8 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #16 $3.99 JUN130607 MAR
9 AVENGERS #18 $3.99 JUN130586-M MAR
10 ALL NEW X-MEN #15 $3.99 JUN130641 MAR
11 UNCANNY X-MEN #10 $3.99 JUN130642-M MAR
12 WALKING DEAD #113 (MR) $2.99 JUN130569 IMA
13 AVENGERS #17 $3.99 JUN130585 MAR
14 UNCANNY X-MEN #11 $3.99 JUN130644 MAR
15 UNCANNY AVENGERS #11 $3.99 JUN130593 MAR
16 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23 [*] $3.99 JUN130151-M DC 
17 X-MEN #4 $3.99 JUN130645-M MAR
18 DETECTIVE COMICS #23 $3.99 JUN130204-M DC 
19 NEW AVENGERS #9 $3.99 JUN130589 MAR
20 GREEN LANTERN #23 $2.99 JUN130218-M DC 
21 BATMAN AND NIGHTWING #23 $2.99 JUN130209 DC 
22 SAGA #13 (MR) $2.99 JUN130454 IMA
23 THANOS RISING #5 $3.99 JUN130592 MAR
24 KICK-ASS 3 #2 (MR) $2.99 APR130705-M MAR
25 DEADPOOL #15 $2.99 JUN130657 MAR
26 DEADPOOL #14 $2.99 JUN130656 MAR
27 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23 $2.99 JUN130207-M DC 
28 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #11 $3.99 JUN130622 MAR
29 HUNGER #2 $3.99 JUN130602 MAR
30 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #12 $3.99 JUN130623 MAR
31 AQUAMAN #23 $2.99 JUN130163-M DC 
32 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #12 $3.99 JUN130626-M MAR
33 BATMAN INCORPORATED SPECIAL #1 $4.99 JUN130197-M DC 
34 ACTION COMICS #23 $3.99 JUN130186-M DC 
35 SUPERMAN #23 $2.99 JUN130189-M DC 
36 DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #2 $2.99 JUN130658 MAR
37 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #2 $3.99 JUN130608 MAR
38 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #2 $3.99 JUN130611-M MAR
39 EARTH 2 #15 $2.99 JUN130173-M DC 
40 NIGHTWING #23 $2.99 JUN130216 DC 
41 WOLVERINE #8 $3.99 JUN130650-M MAR
42 CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 $3.99 JUN130632 MAR
43 FLASH #23 $2.99 JUN130169-M DC 
44 STAR WARS #8 2013 ONGOING $2.99 JUN130014 DAR
45 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #34 $3.99 JUN130648 MAR
46 IRON MAN #14 $3.99 JUN130621 MAR
47 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #35 $3.99 JUN130649 MAR
48 BATGIRL #23 $2.99 JUN130210 DC 
49 BATMAN 66 #2 $3.99 JUN130245-M DC 
50 AVENGERS AI #2 $2.99 JUN130600-M MAR

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157-M IMA
2 CHEW TP VOL 07 BAD APPLES (MR) $12.99 JUN130436 IMA
3 ROCKET RACCOON TP TALES FROM HALF WORLD $7.99 JUN130618 MAR
4 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
5 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
6 MY LITTLE PONY DIGEST TP VOL 01 $6.99 MAY130361 IDW
7 DEADPOOL TP VOL 02 SOUL HUNTER NOW $15.99 MAY130727 MAR
8 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 TROUBLED MIND NOW $17.99 MAY130724 MAR
9 FLASH TP VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD (N52) $16.99 MAY130224 DC 
10 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 06 RETURN O/T MASTER $19.99 APR130044 DAR
11 NARUTO TP VOL 62 $9.99 MAY131322 VIZ
12 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PREM HC VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS NOW $24.99 MAY130717 MAR
13 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED TP VOL 01 $14.99 MAY130229 DC 
14 YOUNG AVENGERS TP VOL 01 STYLE SUBSTANCE NOW $15.99 JUN130682 MAR
15 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC 
16 SPIDER-MAN TP DYING WISH $19.99 MAY130723 MAR
17 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW WONDERLAND TP $17.99 APR130053 DAR
18 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 04 $16.99 JUN130690 MAR
19 FLASH HC VOL 02 ROGUES REVOLUTION (N52) $24.99 APR130222 DC 
20 TALON TP VOL 01 SCOURGE OF THE OWLS (N52) $16.99 MAY130217 DC 
21 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 03 CEMETERY SONGS $16.99 JUN130709 ABS
22 WOLVERINE TP VOL 01 HUNTING SEASON NOW $17.99 MAY130729 MAR
23 LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN OMNIBUS TP $29.99 MAY130257 DC 
24 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 JUN131298 TOP
25 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 DEC120744 MAR
26 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC 
27 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 14 $19.99 APR130065 DAR
28 SAVAGE WOLVERINE PREM HC VOL 01 KILL ISLAND NOW $24.99 MAY130718 MAR
29 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 06 (MR) $19.99 MAY130258 DC 
30 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 TP VOL 02 DETECTIVE $14.99 MAY130214 DC 
31 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH TP VOL 01 $9.99 JUN130497 IMA
32 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 APR130482 IMA
33 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 $19.99 APR130078 DAR
34 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC VOL 02 $22.99 APR130226 DC 
35 CROSSED TP VOL 06 (MR) $24.99 JUN130811 AVA
36 VENOM TP TOXIN WITH A VENGEANCE $15.99 MAY130735 MAR
37 FURY MAX TP VOL 02 MY WAR GONE BY (MR) $19.99 JUN130698 MAR
38 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 05 $19.99 MAY130730 MAR
39 FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 02 ROAD TRIP NOW $15.99 MAY130726 MAR
40 FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 07 (MR) $29.99 APR130253 DC 
41 HAWKEYE TP VOL 02 LITTLE HITS NOW $16.99 MAR130726 MAR
42 DR STRANGE AND DR DOOM TP TRIUMPH AND TORMENT $16.99 MAY130742 MAR
43 SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 01 REVERIE TP NOW $17.99 JUN130683 MAR
44 IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 02 SECRET ORIGIN OF STARK BOOK 1 $24.99 MAY130719 MAR
45 NIGHTWING OLD FRIENDS NEW ENEMIES TP $14.99 MAY130230 DC 
46 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 NOV118095 DC 
47 ALAN MOORE FASHION BEAST TP (MR) $24.99 JUN130807 AVA
48 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR130727 MAR
49 FLASHPOINT TP $14.99 DEC110276 DC 
50 MIGHTY THOR OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $99.99 MAR130720-M MAR