Top 50 Non-Premier Comics and Graphic Novels: October 2015

Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals) and Erika Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) relaunch a classic Archie character in October's Jughead #1 from Archie Comics, the best-selling non-premier comic book of October.

Oni Press had two titles among the top ten — Invader Zim #4 at #2 and Rick & Morty #7 at #9.

Dynamite Entertainment's The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat (and Pokey!) #1, featuring fan-favorite Internet meme Grumpy Cat, ranked #3.

Valiant Entertainment's Book of Death #4 ranked #4.

Titan Comics had four titles in the top ten — Assassin's Creed #1 ranked #5, Heroes: Vengeance #1 ranked #7, Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Year Two #1 ranked #8, and Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #4 ranked #10.

Rounding out the top ten, Benitez Productions' Lady Mechanika: Tablet of Destinies #6 ranked #6.

BOOM! Studios' Lumberjanes Volume 2 was the month's best-selling non-premier graphic novel and one of the publisher's four titles among the top ten. Also in the top ten were Adventure Time Volume 7 at #6, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Volume 3: Creation Myths at #7, and Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz at #10.

Other publishers in the top ten include Dynamite Entertainment, Drawn & Quarterly, :01 First Second, UDON Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment, and VIZ Media.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2015

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 71 63 29.37 JUL150968-M JUGHEAD #1 $3.99 ARC
2 78 69 26.96 AUG151636-M INVADER ZIM #4 $3.99 ONI
3 90 76 21.74 AUG151312-M GRUMPY CAT #1 $3.99 DE
4 96 117 21.22 AUG151757-M BOOK OF DEATH #4 $3.99 VAL
5 107 84 19.62 AUG151704-M ASSASSINS CREED #1 $3.99 TTN
6 141 118 13.22 AUG151174 LADY MECHANIKA TABLET OF DESTINIES #6 $3.99 BEN
7 146 120 12.93 AUG151709-M HEROES: VENGEANCE #1 (MR) $3.99 TTN
8 155 126 12.05 JUL151606-M DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR TWO #1 $3.99 TTN
9 158 142 11.47 AUG151633-M RICK & MORTY #7 $3.99 ONI
10 163 138 11.00 APR151712-M DOCTOR WHO 9TH #4 $3.99 TTN
11 171 149 9.92 AUG151717-M DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR TWO #2 $3.99 TTN
12 179 184 9.39 JUN151119 STRANGE FRUIT #2 $3.99 BOO
13 180 166 9.38 AUG151333-M BOBS BURGERS ONGOING #4 $3.99 DE
14 181 211 9.25 AUG151762-M BOOK OF DEATH FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1  $3.99 VAL
15 182 141 9.24 AUG151202 LUMBERJANES BEYOND BAYLEAF #1 $4.99 BOO
16 186 174 8.98 AUG151354-M RED SONJA CONAN #3 $3.99 DE
17 190 176 8.88 AUG151767-M BLOODSHOT REBORN #7 $3.99 VAL
18 193 165 8.60 JUL151611-M DOCTOR WHO 12TH #13 $3.99 TTN
19 195 179 8.45 AUG151324-M SWORDS OF SORROW #6 $3.99 DE
20 199 189 8.06 AUG151256-M ADVENTURE TIME #45 $3.99 BOO
21 205 197 7.80 AUG151252 LUMBERJANES #19 $3.99 BOO
22 206 196 7.79 AUG151331 ALIENS VAMPIRELLA #2 $3.99 DE
23 210 202 7.42 AUG151772-M NINJAK #8 $3.99 VAL
24 213 190 7.29 AUG151319 TRAIN CALLED LOVE #1 [*] $3.99 DE
25 215 207 7.20 JUL150980-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #277 $3.99 ARC
26 220 216 6.90 AUG151779-M RAI #11 $3.99 VAL
27 222 180 6.89 AUG151207 ADVENTURE TIME 2015 SPOOOKTACULAR #1 $4.99 BOO
28 225 217 6.74 JAN151339 DAWN VAMPIRELLA #5 $3.99 DE
29 227 206 6.52 APR151021-M SHIELD (DARK CIRCLE) #1 [*] $3.99 ARC
30 228 266 6.51 AUG151185 SIMPSONS COMICS #224 $2.99 BON
31 232 226 6.33 AUG151783-M X-O MANOWAR #41 $3.99 VAL
32 238 229 6.25 AUG151263-M OVER THE GARDEN WALL #3 $3.99 BOO
33 242 234 5.98 AUG151091-M SONIC UNIVERSE #81 $3.99 ARC
34 244 235 5.96 AUG151083-M MEGA MAN #54 $3.99 ARC
35 245 236 5.92 AUG151260-M ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE CARD WARS #4 $3.99 BOO
36 247 282 5.87 AUG151187 SPONGEBOB COMICS #49 $2.99 UNI
37 248 237 5.85 JUL151030-M CROSSED PLUS 100 #10 (MR) $3.99 AVA
38 249 269 5.83 AUG151527-M GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS #4 $2.99 GRA
39 250 238 5.83 AUG151239 BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #17 $3.99 BOO
40 256 247 5.38 AUG151335-M JOHN CARTER WARLORD #12 (MR) $3.99 DE
41 257 241 5.26 AUG151600-M WES CRAVEN COMING OF RAGE #1 (MR) $3.99 LIQ
42 258 251 5.23 AUG151069-M BETTY & VERONICA #278 $3.99 ARC
43 259 253 5.22 AUG151364 WILL EISNER SPIRIT #4 $3.99 DE
44 261 254 5.18 AUG151360-M VAMPIRELLA ARMY OF DARKNESS #4 $3.99 DE
45 262 268 5.17 AUG151627-M BLOOD FEUD #1 $3.99 ONI
46 263 256 5.12 AUG151789-M IVAR TIMEWALKER #10 $3.99 VAL
47 264 242 5.03 AUG151188 COGNETIC #1 $4.99 BOO
48 265 265 4.96 AUG151786-M UNITY #23 $3.99 VAL
49 266 246 4.94 AUG151857-M WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE #1 $3.99 Z2
50 268 267 4.88 AUG151134-M WAR STORIES #13 (MR) $3.99 AVA

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2015

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 9 13 5.38 AUG151216 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
2 17 143 2.73 NOV121345 HARBINGER TP VOL 01 OMEGA RISING $9.99 VAL
3 22 168 2.52 SEP131132 MARK WAID GREEN HORNET TP VOL 01 $19.99 DE
4 26 83 2.27 AUG151490 BATTLING BOY FALL OF HOUSE OF WEST GN $9.99 ST.
5 45 85 1.79 JUN151580 KILL LA KILL GN VOL 01 $12.99 UDO
6 50 91 1.60 AUG151218 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 07 $14.99 BOO
7 68 51 1.46 JUL151086 JIM HENSONS DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 03 CREATION MYTHS $24.99 BOO
8 78 57 1.36 AUG151390 KILLING & DYING HC $22.95 DRA
9 89 165 1.25 SEP151699 ONE PIECE GN VOL 76 $9.99 VIZ
10 95 36 1.22 JUL151095 PEANUTS A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES M SCHULZ HC $34.99 BOO
11 96 171 1.21 SEP151709 BLEACH GN VOL 65 $9.99 VIZ
12 98 97 1.16 JUL151082 WILDS END TP VOL 01 FIRST LIGHT $19.99 BOO
13 102 153 1.13 APR151799 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ
14 109 130 1.06 FEB151172 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
15 117 120 0.97 JUL151466 TRICK R TREAT DAYS OF DEAD GN $16.99 RAN
16 121 137 0.92 JUL150860 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 06 SECRETS KEPT $16.99 ABS
17 122 119 0.91 AUG151120 UBER TP VOL 05 (MR) $19.99 AVA
18 127 224 0.84 SEP151697 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
19 139 236 0.80 AUG151794 DEAD DROP TP $9.99 VAL
20 156 111 0.72 JUL151196 SUPERMAN WAR YEARS HC $24.99 QUA
21 157 123 0.72 AUG151205 ISCARIOT HC $24.99 BOO
22 160 220 0.70 JUN151640 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 02 $12.99 VIZ
23 161 189 0.69 AUG151795 IVAR TIMEWALKER TP VOL 02 BREAKING HISTORY $14.99 VAL
24 163 204 0.67 MAY151585 STEINS GATE GN VOL 01 $12.99 UDO
25 164 191 0.67 AUG151191 MEMETIC TP $14.99 BOO
26 167 110 0.66 JUL151373 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 07 TRICK OR TREAT $29.99 FAN
26 167 53 0.66 JUL151452 ATTACK ON TITAN COLOSSAL ED TP VOL 02 $49.99 RAN
28 169 274 0.65 AUG151817 POKEMON POCKET COMICS LEGENDARY POKEMON GN $9.99 VIZ
29 172 202 0.64 JUL150965 BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS 75 YEARS 75 STORIES TP $14.99 ARC
30 174 154 0.63 MAY151541 DOCTOR WHO 12TH HC VOL 02 $19.99 TTN
31 178 247 0.61 JUL151455 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 50 $10.99 RAN
32 179 283 0.61 JUL151096 PEANUTS WHERE BEAGLES DARE ORIGINAL GN $9.99 BOO
33 181 251 0.61 AUG151589 JUNJI ITOS CAT DIARY YON & MU GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
34 188 147 0.60 MAY151448 SERPIERI COLLECTION HC VOL 01 (MR) $22.50 LO
35 189 304 0.59 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
36 190 187 0.59 JUL151255 ROBOTECH VOLTRON TP $17.99 DE
37 191 229 0.58 JUN151103 PEANUTS TP VOL 06 $13.99 BOO
38 194 297 0.57 JUL151707 YO-KAI WATCH GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
39 201 133 0.55 MAY151476 OYSTER WAR HC $29.99 ONI
40 202 216 0.55 MAY151112 STEVEN UNIVERSE TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
41 204 262 0.54 AUG151816 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 03 $12.99 VIZ
42 206 156 0.54 MAY151449 SERPIERI COLLECTION HC VOL 02 (MR) $22.50 LO
43 207 318 0.54 SEP151698 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
44 213 248 0.52 JUN151275 OWNERS MANUAL TO TERRIBLE PARENTING GN $12.95 DRA
45 216 238 0.52 JUL151104 SLEEPY HOLLOW TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
46 219 252 0.51 JUL151588 PANDORA IN THE CRIMSON SHELL GHOST URN GN VOL 02 (MR) $12.99 ST.
47 223 192 0.50 AUG151323 SHAFT COMPLICATED MAN TP (MR) $19.99 DE
48 224 343 0.50 SEP151700 NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
49 232 268 0.47 JUL151577 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC ACCELERATOR GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
50 234 208 0.47 AUG151824 MONSTER TP VOL 06 PERFECT ED URASAWA $19.99 VIZ

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