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The murder of Uatu the Watcher threatens to reveal long-buried secrets and sends Earth's heroes on a mission to discover the culprit in Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's Original Sin #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book for May.

In total, Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten, including Amazing Spider-Man #2 at #2, Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 at #3, and Original Sin #2 at #6.

DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #31 at #4. Also in the top ten were Geoff Johns and David Finch's Forever Evil #7 at #5, Justice League #30 at #7, The New 52: Futures End #1 at #9, and Batman Eternal #5 at #10.

Image Comics rounded out the top ten with Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #127 at #8.

Among other premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 ranked #42 for May. Fianally, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #19 at #104.


The early years of Batman are chronicled in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman Volume 4: Zero Year: Secret City from DC Entertainment, the best-selling graphic novel in May.

In total, DC Entertainment had four of the month's top ten graphic novels. Also in the top ten were Batman Volume 3: Death of the Family at #2, Paul Dini's Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell at #5, and Godzilla: Awakening at #10.

Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera's Black Science Volume 1: How to Fall Forever at #3. Also in the top ten were Manifest Destiny Volume 1 at #6, Saga Volume 3 at #8, and The Manhattan Projects Volume 4: Four Disciplines at #9.

Marvel Comics had one title in the top ten, the original graphic novel X-Men: No More Humans by Mike Carey and Salvador Larroca at #4.

Rounding out the top ten was Dark Horse Comics with Mike Mignola's Hellboy In Hell Volume 1: Descent at #7.

Also from the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Volume 4 ranked #18.

TOP 50 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2014

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ORIGINAL SIN #1 $4.99 MAR140615-M MAR
2 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR140641-M MAR
3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1 $3.99 MAR140638-M MAR
4 BATMAN #31 (ZERO YEAR) $3.99 MAR140212-M DC
5 FOREVER EVIL #7 $4.99 JAN140237-M DC
6 ORIGINAL SIN #2 $3.99 MAR140627-M MAR
7 JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 $3.99 FEB140149-M DC
8 WALKING DEAD #127 (MR) $2.99 MAR140520 IMA
9 NEW 52 FUTURES END #1 [*] $2.99 MAR140164-M DC
10 BATMAN ETERNAL #5 [*] $2.99 MAR140208 DC
11 BATMAN ETERNAL #6 [*] $2.99 MAR140209 DC
12 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 $3.99 MAR140172-M DC
13 SUPERMAN DOOMED #1 (N52) $4.99 MAR140169-M DC
14 HARLEY QUINN #6 $2.99 MAR140224-M DC
15 BATMAN ETERNAL #8 [*] $2.99 MAR140211 DC
16 ALL NEW X-MEN #27 $3.99 MAR140734-M MAR
17 BATMAN ETERNAL #7 [*] $2.99 MAR140210 DC
18 AVENGERS #29 $4.99 MAR140631-M MAR
19 NEW 52 FUTURES END #2 [*] $2.99 MAR140166 DC
20 AVENGERS #30 $3.99 MAR140633-M MAR
21 SAGA #19 (MR) $2.99 MAR140517 IMA
22 BATMAN SUPERMAN #10 $3.99 FEB140195-M DC
23 UNCANNY X-MEN #21 $3.99 MAR140737-M MAR
24 DETECTIVE COMICS #31 $3.99 MAR140215-M DC
25 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #15 $3.99 MAR140713 MAR
26 NEW 52 FUTURES END #3 [*] $2.99 MAR140167 DC
27 BATMAN SUPERMAN #11 $3.99 MAR140205-M DC
28 NEW 52 FUTURES END #4 [*] $2.99 MAR140168 DC
29 DEADPOOL #29 $3.99 MAR140636-M MAR
30 UNCANNY AVENGERS #20 $3.99 MAR140688-M MAR
31 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14 $3.99 FEB140152-M DC
32 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #8 $3.99 MAR140196-M DC
33 THANOS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR140692-M MAR
34 CYCLOPS #1 $3.99 MAR140645-M MAR
35 DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE #3 $3.99 MAR140745 MAR
36 MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MAR140697-M MAR
37 DEADPOOL #28 $3.99 MAR140746-M MAR
38 NIGHTWING #30 (NOTE PRICE) $3.99 FEB140159-M DC
39 GREEN LANTERN #31 (UPRISING) $2.99 MAR140231-M DC
40 NEW AVENGERS #18 $3.99 MAR140691-M MAR
41 MOON KNIGHT #3 $3.99 MAR140650-M MAR
42 SERENITY LEAVES ON THE WIND #5 $3.5 MAR140059-M DAR
43 AMAZING X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR140730 MAR
44 BATMAN AND FRANKENSTEIN #31 $2.99 MAR140218-M DC
45 INHUMAN #2 $3.99 MAR140643-M MAR
46 DEADPOOL ANNUAL #2 $4.99 MAR140744 MAR
47 ACTION COMICS #31 $3.99 MAR140199-M DC
48 SUPERMAN #31 $2.99 MAR140201-M DC
49 X-MEN #14 $3.99 MAR140729 MAR
50 DAREDEVIL #3 $3.99 MAR140652-M MAR

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2014

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN HC VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY (N52) $24.99 JAN140342 DC
2 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 FEB140248 DC
3 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 01 HOW TO FALL FOREVER (MR) $9.99 MAR140535 IMA
4 X-MEN NO MORE HUMANS OGN HC $24.99 JAN140780 MAR
5 BLACK CANARY AND ZATANNA BLOODSPELL HC $22.99 JAN140326 DC
6 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 01 $9.99 MAR140546 IMA
7 HELLBOY IN HELL TP VOL 01 DESCENT $17.99 JAN140125 DAR
8 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMA
9 MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 04 FOUR DISCIPLINES $14.99 FEB140529 IMA
10 GODZILLA AWAKENING HC $19.99 FEB140325 DC
11 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
12 DEADPOOL TP VOL 04 DEADPOOL VS SHIELD $15.99 FEB140851 MAR
13 FAIREST TP VOL 03 RETURN OF THE MAHARAJA (MR) $14.99 FEB140288 DC
14 TRUE LIVES OF FABULOUS KILLJOYS TP $19.99 JAN140159 DAR
15 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 JAN140558 IMA
16 AGE OF ULTRON TP $34.99 FEB140842 MAR
17 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
18 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 04 $17.99 MAR140395 IDW
19 BATGIRL TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 FEB140247 DC
20 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157 IMA
21 GOTG ALL NEW X-MEN TRIAL OF JEAN GREY PREM HC $24.99 FEB140835 MAR
22 AQUAMAN TP VOL 03 THRONE OF ATLANTIS (N52) $16.99 FEB140252 DC
23 COFFIN HILL TP VOL 01 FOREST OF THE NIGHT (MR) $9.99 FEB140285 DC
24 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 FEB058406-M DC
25 ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 03 OUT OF THEIR DEPTH $19.99 FEB140846 MAR
26 MIRACLEMAN PREM HC BOOK 01 $29.99 FEB140832-M MAR
27 SHAZAM TP (N52) $16.99 FEB140251 DC
28 AQUAMAN HC VOL 04 DEATH OF A KING (N52) $24.99 JAN140337 DC
29 GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE HC (MR) $29.99 JAN140368 DC
30 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 JAN140559 IMA
31 GOD IS DEAD TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 MAR140873 AVA
32 CATWOMAN TP VOL 04 GOTHAM UNDERGROUND (N52) $17.99 FEB140253 DC
33 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC
34 RED LANTERNS TP VOL 04 BLOOD BROTHERS (N52) $16.99 FEB140256 DC
35 JACK KIRBY NEW GODS ARTIST ED HC $95 DEC130371 IDW
36 BATGIRL HC VOL 04 WANTED (N52) $24.99 JAN140355 DC
37 UMBRAL TP VOL 01 OUT O/T SHADOWS (MR) $9.99 MAR140551 IMA
38 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 JAN140800 MAR
39 SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP BOOK 06 (MR) $19.99 FEB140293 DC
40 ARROW TP VOL 02 $16.99 JAN140347 DC
41 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 16 $19.99 JAN140195 DAR
42 SLEDGEHAMMER 44 TP VOL 01 $19.99 JAN140131 DAR
43 UNCANNY X-MEN PREM HC VOL 03 GOOD BAD AND INHUMAN $24.99 FEB140837 MAR
44 MURDER MYSTERIES HC 2ND ED $19.99 JAN140170 DAR
45 ANDRE THE GIANT LIFE & LEGEND GN $17.99 MAR141195 ST.
46 BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 02 $14.99 FEB140254 DC
47 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 JAN140555 IMA
48 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 SEP088204 IMA
49 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
50 BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE MURDERER TP NEW ED $29.99 FEB148212 DC