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Robert Kirkman celebrated ten years of his best-selling zombie series The Walking Dead with The Walking Dead #115, the best-selling comic book in October.

DC Comics had five titles in the top ten for October, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #24, an oversized issue, at #2. Also in the top ten were Forever Evil #2 at #4, Justice League #24 at #6, Superman/Wonder Woman #1 at #7, and the long-awaited The Sandman: Overture #1 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III from the Vertigo imprint at #8.

Rounding out the top ten with four books was Marvel Comics, with Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung's Infinity #4 their top book at #3. Also in the top ten were Infinity #5 at #5, Superior Spider-Man #20 at #9 and Superior Spider-Man #19, the issue that guest-starred Spider-Man 2099, at #10.

Among the other premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top book in October was The Star Wars #2 at #28, the second issue of the adaptation of George Lucas' early Star Wars screenplay.

Finally, IDW Publishing's top book for the month was My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #12 at #109.


The Joker attempts to break Batman's psyche and destroy his relationships with his allies in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman Volume 3: Death of the Family from DC Entertainment, October's best-selling graphic novel.

In total, DC Entertainment had four of the month's top books including The Joker: Death of the Family, a companion volume to Batman Volume 3 at #3; the Batman: Court of Owls Book & Mask Set at #4, and Batman Volume 2: The City of Owls at #7.

Marvel Comics had one title in the top ten, Warren Ellis and Mike McKone's Avengers: Endless Wartime original hardcover graphic novel at #2.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten. Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 6: The Search Part 3 ranked #5, and Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo's Hellboy: The Midnight Circus graphic novel ranked #6.

Image Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles, led by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's Lazarus Book 1: Family at #8. Also in the top ten were both volumes of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga; volume 1 ranked #9 and volume 2 ranked #10.

Finally, among other premier publishers, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony Volume 1: The Magic Begins was the publisher's top selling book for October just outside the top ten at #11.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WALKING DEAD #115 (MR) $2.99 AUG130518-M IMA
2 BATMAN #24 (NOTE PRICE) $6.99 AUG130235-M DC
3 INFINITY #4 $3.99 AUG130735-M MAR
4 FOREVER EVIL #2 $3.99 AUG130159-M DC
5 INFINITY #5 $3.99 AUG130740-M MAR
6 JUSTICE LEAGUE #24 $3.99 AUG130172-M DC
7 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #1 $3.99 AUG130187-M DC
8 SANDMAN OVERTURE #1 (MR) [*] $4.99 AUG130325-M DC
9 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #20 $3.99 AUG130787-M MAR
10 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19 $3.99 AUG130784-M MAR
11 BATMAN SUPERMAN #4 $3.99 AUG130231-M DC
12 ALL NEW X-MEN #17 $3.99 AUG130836-M MAR
13 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 $3.99 AUG130176-M DC
14 UNCANNY X-MEN #13 $3.99 AUG130841-M MAR
15 X-MEN BATTLE OF ATOM #2 $3.99 AUG130845-M MAR
16 X-MEN #6 $3.99 AUG130839-M MAR
17 AVENGERS #21 $3.99 AUG130745-M MAR
18 AVENGERS #22 $3.99 AUG130747-M MAR
19 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #7 $3.99 JUL130635-M MAR
20 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #8 $3.99 AUG130757-M MAR
21 DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN #1 $3.99 AUG130193-M DC
22 NEW AVENGERS #11 $3.99 AUG130749-M MAR
23 UNCANNY AVENGERS #13 $3.99 AUG130773 MAR
24 DETECTIVE COMICS #24 $3.99 AUG130244-M DC
25 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #37 $3.99 AUG130843-M MAR
26 GREEN LANTERN #24 $2.99 AUG130255-M DC
27 ALL NEW X-MEN SPECIAL #1 $4.99 AUG130802-M MAR
28 STAR WARS #2 LUCAS DRAFT $3.99 AUG130082 DAR
29 MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 $3.99 AUG130753-M MAR
30 SAGA #15 (MR) $2.99 AUG130710 IMA
31 BATMAN AND TWO FACE #24 $2.99 AUG130241 DC
32 FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR #1 $2.99 AUG130168-M DC
33 GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #2 $4.99 AUG130265 DC
34 DEADPOOL #18 $2.99 AUG130847-M MAR
35 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #14 $3.99 AUG130822-M MAR
36 PRETTY DEADLY #1 (MR) [*] $3.50 AUG130504-M IMA
37 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #24 $3.99 AUG130180-M DC
38 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #24 $2.99 AUG130239-M DC
39 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK SPECIAL #1 $4.99 AUG130804-M MAR
40 AQUAMAN #24 $2.99 AUG130198-M DC
41 VELVET #1 (MR) [*] $3.50 AUG130505-M IMA
42 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 $2.99 JUL130793-M ARC
43 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #14 $3.99 AUG130816-M MAR
44 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP SPECIAL #1 $4.99 AUG130806-M MAR
45 WALKING DEAD TYREESE SPECIAL (MR) $2.99 AUG130529 IMA
46 HAWKEYE #13 $2.99 MAY130668 MAR
47 KICK-ASS 3 #4 (MR) $2.99 JUL130693-M MAR
48 HUNGER #3 $3.99 JUL130612 MAR
49 NIGHTWING #24 $2.99 AUG130251 DC
50 WALKING DEAD #1 10TH ANNIVERSARY ED (MR) $5.99 AUG130527 IMA

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN HC VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $24.99 MAY130216 DC
2 AVENGERS ENDLESS WARTIME OGN HC $24.99 JUN130674 MAR
3 JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY HC (N52) $29.99 JUN130256 DC
4 BATMAN COURT OF OWLS BOOK & MASK SET (N52) $24.99 MAY130220 DC
5 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 06 SEARCH PART 3 $10.99 JUN130051 DAR
6 HELLBOY MIDNIGHT CIRCUS HC $14.99 JUN130031 DAR
7 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 JUL130235 DC
8 LAZARUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG130621 IMA
9 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
10 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
11 MY LITTLE PONY TP VOL 01 THE MAGIC BEGINS $7.99 JUN130376 IDW
12 THANOS RISING TP $17.99 JUL130704 MAR
13 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE TP $19.99 JUL130961 BOO
14 BATTLING BOY GN VOL 01 $15.99 AUG131327 ST.
15 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157 IMA
16 THOR AND MIGHTY AVENGERS $7.99 AUG130826 MAR
17 FABLES WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND TP $14.99 JUL130260 DC
18 MY LITTLE PONY TALES TP VOL 01 $19.99 AUG130381 IDW
19 BATGIRL HC VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $24.99 JUN130257 DC
20 GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 02 REVENGE OF BLACK HAND (N52) $16.99 JUL130229 DC
21 GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 03 THE END (N52) $24.99 JUN130260 DC
22 BTVS SEASON 9 TP VOL 04 WELCOME TO TEAM $17.99 JUN130024 DAR
23 FABLES ENCYCLOPEDIA DELUXE ED HC (MR) $39.99 JUN130286 DC
24 STAR WARS EWOKS SHADOWS ENDOR GN $7.99 JUN130021 DAR
25 EARTH 2 TP VOL 01 THE GATHERING (N52) $14.99 JUL130241 DC
26 CATWOMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 JUL130237 DC
27 BATGIRL TP VOL 02 KNIGHTFALL DESCENDS (N52) $16.99 JUL130236 DC
28 LAST OF US TP AMERICAN DREAMS $16.99 JUN130012 DAR
29 EARTH 2 HC VOL 02 THE TOWER OF FATE (N52) $24.99 JUN130268 DC
30 THOR GOD OF THUNDER PREM HC VOL 02 GODBOMB $24.99 JUL130708 MAR
31 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 03 DEATH IS FOR SUCKERS (N52) $14.99 JUL130239 DC
32 HELLO KITTY HERE WE GO GN $7.99 JUL131343 VIZ
33 SUPERCROOKS TP (MR) $16.99 JUL130695 MAR
34 MARA TP $12.99 AUG130622 IMA
35 THOR SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 JUL130707 MAR
36 LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 06 $14.99 JUN131137 FAN
37 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 APR130482 IMA
38 BLACK BEETLE NO WAY OUT HC VOL 01 $19.99 APR130019 DAR
39 UNCANNY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 APOCALYPSE TWINS $24.99 JUL130705 MAR
40 WALKING DEAD 100 PROJECT LTD ED HC (MR) $24.99 JUL130501 IMA
41 AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 03 PRELUDE TO INFINITY $24.99 JUL130703 MAR
42 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 JUN130466 IMA
43 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 SEP088204 IMA
44 JLA EARTH 2 DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99 JUN130263 DC
45 MIND MGMT HC VOL 02 FUTURIST $19.99 JUN130046 DAR
46 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON TP VOL 07 $19.99 AUG130888 MAR
47 BLEACH TP VOL 58 $9.99 JUL131332 VIZ
48 MARVEL ZOMBIES TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 01 $34.99 JUL130723 MAR
49 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC
50 CABLE AND X-FORCE TP VOL 02 DEAD OR ALIVE $12.99 AUG130883 MAR