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Forever Evil#1, the first issue of DC Entertainment's autumn crossover event and the best-selling comic book in September.

In total, DC had five of the month's top books. All part of the Villains Month event, the lenticular edition of Batman #23.1: The Joker ranked #5, the lenticular edition of Batman #23.2: The Riddler ranked #6, the lenticular edition of Batman #23.4: Bane ranked #8, and the lenticular edition of Batman #23.3: Penguin ranked #10.

Marvel Comics also had five titles in the top ten, led by Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's Infinity #2 at #2. Also in the top ten were Infinity #3 at #3, Brian Michael Bendis and Frank Cho's X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1 at #4, and Avengers #19 at #9.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in September was The Star Wars #1, the first issue of the adaptation of George Lucas' original screenplay for Star Wars, at #14.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead#114 from Image Comics was the publisher's top book for the month at #19.

Rounding out the premier publishers, The Powerpuff Girls #1 was IDW Publishing's top book for September at #50.


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are on a mission in post-apocalyptic America in Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's's East of West Volume 1: The Promisefrom Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel in September.

In total, Image Comics had four of the month's top ten best-selling graphic novels. Also in the top ten were The Walking Dead Volume 9 hardcover (collecting volumes 17 and 18 of the softcover series) at #4, The Walking Dead 100 Project at #5, Saga Volume 1 at #7, and Saga Volume 2 at #8.

DC Comics had two titles in the top ten, led by Justice League Volume 3: The Throne of Atlantis at #2. Also in the top ten was Justice League Volume 2: The Villain's Journey at #6.

Dark Horse Comics' top book for September was Star Wars Volume 1: In the Shadow of Yavin at #3.

IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Volume 2 was the publisher's top book at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Marvel Comics' Superior Spider-Man Volume 1 ranked #10.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 FOREVER EVIL #1 $3.99 JUL130149-M DC
2 INFINITY #2 $3.99 JUL130565-M MAR
3 INFINITY #3 $3.99 JUL130570-M MAR
4 X-MEN BATTLE OF ATOM #1 $3.99 JUL130658-M MAR
5 BATMAN #23.1 JOKER $3.99 JUL130185 DC
6 BATMAN #23.2 RIDDLER $3.99 JUL130186 DC
7 MIGHTY AVENGERS #1 $3.99 JUL130582-M MAR
8 BATMAN #23.4 BANE $3.99 JUL130188 DC
9 AVENGERS #19 $3.99 JUL130578-M MAR
10 BATMAN #23.3 PENGUIN $3.99 JUL130187 DC
11 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #17 $3.99 JUL130618-M MAR
12 ALL NEW X-MEN #16 $3.99 JUL130663-M MAR
13 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #18 $3.99 JUL130621-M MAR
14 STAR WARS #1 LUCAS DRAFT $3.99 JUL130008-M DAR
15 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.1 DARKSEID $3.99 JUL130156 DC
16 UNCANNY X-MEN #12 $3.99 JUL130670-M MAR
17 AVENGERS #20 $3.99 JUL130580-M MAR
18 X-MEN #5 $3.99 JUL130666-M MAR
19 WALKING DEAD #114 (MR) $2.99 JUL130549 IMA
20 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6 $3.99 JUN130619-M MAR
21 BATMAN SUPERMAN #3.1 DOOMSDAY $3.99 JUL130184 DC
22 UNCANNY AVENGERS #12 $3.99 JUL130603-M MAR
23 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 $4.99 JUL130208-M DC
24 NEW AVENGERS #10 $3.99 JUL130577 MAR
25 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #36 $3.99 JUL130673-M MAR
26 SAGA #14 (MR) $2.99 JUL130538 IMA
27 ACTION COMICS #23.1 CYBORG SUPERMAN $3.99 JUL130176 DC
28 BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.1 TWO FACE $3.99 JUL130189 DC
29 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.4 BLACK ADAM $3.99 JUL130163 DC
30 ACTION COMICS #23.2 ZOD $3.99 JUL130177 DC
31 BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.3 RAS AL GHUL $3.99 JUL130191 DC
32 ACTION COMICS #23.3 LEX LUTHOR $3.99 JUL130178 DC
33 BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.2 COURT OF OWLS $3.99 JUL130190 DC
34 DETECTIVE COMICS #23.1 POISON IVY $3.99 JUL130197 DC
35 DETECTIVE COMICS #23.2 HARLEY QUINN $3.99 JUL130198 DC
36 DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3 SCARECROW $3.99 JUL130199 DC
37 GREEN LANTERN #23.4 SINESTRO $3.99 JUL130204 DC
38 BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.4 KILLER CROC $3.99 JUL130192 DC
39 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #13 $3.99 JUL130628-M MAR
40 DETECTIVE COMICS #23.4 MAN BAT $3.99 JUL130200 DC
41 DEADPOOL #16 $2.99 JUL130683 MAR
42 DEADPOOL #17 $2.99 JUL130684 MAR
43 KICK-ASS 3 #3 (MR) $2.99 MAY130708-M MAR
44 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.4 SECRET SOCIETY $3.99 JUL130159 DC
45 JUPITERS LEGACY #3 (MR) $2.99 JUN130547-M IMA
46 SUPERMAN #23.4 PARASITE $3.99 JUL130183 DC
47 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #13 $3.99 JUL130633-M MAR
48 DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #3 $2.99 JUL130685 MAR
49 BATMAN #23.1 JOKER STANDARD ED [*] $2.99 JUN138287 DC
50 POWERPUFF GIRLS #1 $3.99 JUL130295-M IDW

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 JUN130466 IMA
2 JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 03 THRONE OF ATLANTIS (N52) $24.99 MAY130218 DC
3 STAR WARS TP VOL 01 IN THE SHADOW OF YAVIN $19.99 MAY130061 DAR
4 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 09 (MR) $34.99 JUL130491 IMA
5 WALKING DEAD 100 PROJECT TP (MR) $12.99 JUL130500 IMA
6 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 THE VILLAINS JOURNEY (N52) $16.99 JUN130261 DC
7 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
8 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
9 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 02 $17.99 JUL130301 IDW
10 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 01 $34.99 APR130716-M MAR
11 UNWRITTEN HC TOMMY TAYLOR & THE SHIP THAT SANK TWICE (MR) $22.99 MAY130251 DC
12 CENTURY WEST OGN (MR) $7.99 JUL130441 IMA
13 GREEN LANTERN HC RISE O/T THIRD ARMY (N52) $29.99 MAY130221 DC
14 ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 03 ROTWORLD THE RED KINGDOM (N52) $16.99 JUN130267 DC
15 MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 05 $12.99 JUN130486 IMA
16 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 02 GUTS (N52) $14.99 JUN130271 DC
17 SHAZAM HC VOL 01 (N52) $24.99 MAY130219 DC
18 AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 04 (MR) $16.99 JUN130293 DC
19 AGE OF ULTRON HC $75.00 JUN130675 MAR
20 WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 03 IRON (N52) $24.99 MAY130226 DC
21 BPRD 1948 TP $17.99 MAY130041 DAR
22 ALL NEW X-MEN PREM HC VOL 03 OUT OF THEIR DEPTH NOW $24.99 JUN130678 MAR
23 BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 01 $14.99 JUN130259 DC
24 BATWOMAN TP VOL 02 TO DROWN THE WORLD (N52) $14.99 JUN130269 DC
25 BATWOMAN HC VOL 03 WORLDS FINEST (N52) $22.99 MAY130225 DC
26 FIVE GHOSTS TP VOL 01 HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY $9.99 JUL130450 IMA
27 SAILOR MOON SHORT STORIES VOL 01 $10.99 JUL131184 RAN
28 ONCE UPON A TIME SHADOW OF THE QUEEN PREMIERE HC $19.99 MAY130728 MAR
29 X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST TP $19.99 OCT110741 MAR
30 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157-M IMA
31 LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE TP VOL 02 (MR) $17.99 JUN130485 IMA
32 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 03 HARROW (N52) $14.99 JUN130266 DC
33 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 06 $17.99 JUN130686 MAR
34 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 JUL110251 DC
35 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
36 ARROW TP VOL 01 $16.99 JUN130265 DC
37 NOVA PREM HC ORIGIN NOW $24.99 JUN130680 MAR
38 AVENGERS ARENA TP VOL 02 GAME ON NOW $15.99 JUN130684 MAR
39 YOUNG MARVEL TP LITTLE X-MEN LITTLE AVENGERS BIG TROUBLE $24.99 JUL130714 MAR
40 SHIELD BY STERANKO TP COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 JUN130691 MAR
41 DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME TP VOL 02 $17.99 JUL130340 IDW
42 Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED $14.99 DEC108152-M DC
43 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK PREM HC VOL 02 GODS AND MONSTER NOW $24.99 JUN130679 MAR
44 THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 02 RED SCARE NOW $15.99 JUN130681 MAR
45 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 27 MIST SPIDERS WEB (MR) $19.99 MAY130072 DAR
46 AME COMI GIRLS TP VOL 01 $14.99 JUN130264 DC
47 SIXTH GUN TP VOL 05 (MR) $19.99 MAY131217 ONI
48 SANDMAN TP VOL 03 DREAM COUNTRY NEW ED (MR) $19.99 JUL100261-M DC
49 ANGEL & FAITH TP VOL 04 DEATH & CONSEQUENCES $17.99 MAY130049 DAR
50 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC