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The Langer's Ball -- Rick Grimes faces one of his greatest challenges — Negan's Saviors — in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 17: Something to Fear from Image Comics, the latest volume of the best-selling series and November’s top selling graphic novel. The first volume of The Walking Dead, Days Gone Bye, also charted in the top ten in November, giving Image Comics two titles in the upper echelons of November's sales charts.

DC Comics had five titles (four from the Vertigo imprint) in the top ten, led by Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland at #2. Fairest Volume 1: Wide Awake, a collection of the first story arc of the Fables spin-off, ranked #4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Volume 1, the first part of Vertigo's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling mystery, ranked #5. Scalped Volume 10 ranked #9, and Red Hood and the Outlaws Volume 1: Redemption ranked #10.

BOOM! Studios' Adventure Time Volume 1, collecting the first four issues of the best-selling KaBOOM! comic based on the fan-favorite animated smash hit, ranked #3.

Marvel Comics' top graphic novel for the month, the collected edition of Avengers Vs. X-Men, ranked #6.

Rounding out the top ten, Dynamite Entertainment's The Boys Volume 12: The Bloody Doors Off ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Lobster Johnson Volume 2: The Burning Hand was the publisher's top book at the #24. Finally, IDW Publishing's top book in November was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 2 at #58.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 16.33 SEP120449 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 17 SOMETHING TO FEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 3 5.47 JUL120247 FABLES WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND HC (MR) $22.99 DC 
3 5 4.55 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
4 12 3.81 AUG120283 FAIREST TP VOL 01 WIDE AWAKE (MR) $14.99 DC 
5 8 3.64 JUL120243 GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO HC VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 DC 
6 2 3.34 JUL120630-M AVENGERS VS X-MEN HC $75.00 MAR
7 7 3.33 OCT120994 BOYS TP VOL 12 BLOODY DOORS OFF (MR) $19.99 DE
8 27 3.23 JUL068351 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
9 22 2.45 JUL120253 SCALPED TP VOL 10 TRAILS END (MR) $14.99 DC 
10 23 2.36 AUG120248 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 01 REDEMPTION $14.99 DC 
11 9 2.33 AUG121236 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 02 $24.99 ONI
12 11 2.28 JUL120209 FLASH HC VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD (N52) $24.99 DC 
13 49 2.17 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
14 14 2.08 JUL120210 SUPERMAN HC VOL 01 WHAT PRICE TOMORROW (N52) $22.99 DC 
15 52 1.94 AUG121347 NARUTO TP VOL 59 $9.99 VIZ
16 25 1.94 AUG120730 UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 05 OTHERWORLD $19.99 MAR
17 15 1.86 AUG120697 SPIDER-MEN HC $24.99 MAR
18 66 1.86 SEP121141 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 02 GEISTHAWK $7.99 LEG
19 37 1.75 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
20 17 1.72 JUN120225 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 02 $22.99 DC 
21 54 1.56 AUG121202 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 08 $10.99 RAN
22 18 1.55 JUL120256 SPACEMAN DELUXE EDITION HC (MR) $24.99 DC 
23 31 1.51 AUG120719 AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 03 $24.99 MAR
24 33 1.48 JUL120055 LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 02 BURNING HAND $17.99 DAR
25 47 1.46 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
26 51 1.45 AUG120295 SAUCER COUNTRY TP VOL 01 RUN (MR) $14.99 DC 
27 30 1.43 JUL120033 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 12 $19.99 DAR
28 55 1.37 AUG120253 JLA EARTH II TP $14.99 DC 
29 43 1.32 JUL120035 MASS EFFECT TP VOL 04 HOMEWORLDS $16.99 DAR
30 26 1.32 SEP120433 SCENE O/T CRIME DLX HC (MR) $24.99 IMA
31 39 1.31 SEP120729 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 02 FEAR NO MALUS $16.99 ABS
32 90 1.30 AUG121350 BLEACH TP VOL 50 $9.99 VIZ
33 40 1.29 JUL120045 ANGEL & FAITH TP VOL 02 DADDY ISSUES $17.99 DAR
34 38 1.29 AUG120714 OZ TP MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ $24.99 MAR
35 92 1.28 AUG121351 BLEACH TP VOL 51 $9.99 VIZ
36 19 1.26 JUL120219 BATMAN JUDGE DREDD COLLECTION HC $29.99 DC 
37 6 1.24 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
38 137 1.18 AUG120807 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 19 $7.99 ARC
39 21 1.16 SEP121088 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 02 XMAS SHACKTOWN $28.99 FAN
40 73 1.14 AUG120246 BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 01 METAMORPHOSIS (N52) $14.99 DC 
41 48 1.11 AUG120292 SANDMAN TP VOL 10 THE WAKE NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC 
42 50 1.09 AUG120288 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 04 THE FAMILY MAN NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC 
43 72 1.09 SEP120703 WINTER SOLDIER TP VOL 02 BROKEN ARROW $15.99 MAR
44 20 1.03 JUL120050 BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS HC VOL 04 $34.99 DAR
45 81 1.02 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
46 127 1.00 AUG121349 ONE PIECE TP VOL 65 $9.99 VIZ
47 46 1.00 SEP120990 SHADOW TP VOL 01 FIRE OF CREATION (MR) $19.99 DE
48 111 1.00 AUG121299 ASSASSINS CREED GN VOL 01 DESMOND $9.99 RAN
49 74 0.98 AUG120252 GREEN LANTERN SECTOR 2814 TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC 
50 133 0.96 AUG120795 ARCHIE COMIC SUPER SPECIAL #1 $9.99 ARC
51 76 0.96 AUG120251 DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS TP VOL 01 DEADMAN CHALLENGERS $16.99 DC 
52 61 0.95 AUG120729 MIGHTY THOR BY MATT FRACTION TP VOL 02 $19.99 MAR
53 120 0.94 AUG121300 ASSASSINS CREED GN VOL 02 AQUILUS $9.99 RAN
54 147 0.94 SEP120436 DANGER CLUB TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
55 91 0.93 APR120487 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD (MR) $14.99 IMA
56 113 0.93 AUG120274 YOUNG JUSTICE TP VOL 02 TRAINING DAY $12.99 DC 
57 79 0.93 AUG120739 ALPHA FLIGHT CLASSIC TP VOL 03 $24.99 MAR
58 63 0.92 SEP120318 TMNT MICRO SERIES TP VOL 02 $17.99 IDW
59 98 0.92 AUG120262 WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 03 $14.99 DC 
60 69 0.92 JUL120052 RAGEMOOR HC $17.99 DAR
61 126 0.91 AUG121301 ASSASSINS CREED GN VOL 03 ACCIPITER $9.99 RAN
62 58 0.91 JUL121177 SIXTH GUN TP VOL 04 $19.99 ONI
63 83 0.90 SEP120710 UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX TP (MR) $16.99 MAR
64 60 0.90 JUL120059 STRAIN TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
65 100 0.89 SEP088206 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
66 104 0.88 AUG120250 CAPTAIN ATOM TP VOL 01 EVOLUTION (N52) $14.99 DC 
67 86 0.88 AUG120732 FEAR ITSELF TP HULK DRACULA $24.99 MAR
68 80 0.88 AUG120291 FLIGHT OF ANGELS TP (MR) $17.99 DC 
69 70 0.87 JUN100127 SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01 $19.99 DC 
70 71 0.86 AUG120261 SHOWCASE PRESENTS WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 04 $19.99 DC 
71 119 0.86 JUL121135 NEGIMA GN VOL 36 (MR) $10.99 RAN
72 148 0.85 AUG121343 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
73 94 0.84 SEP120804 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG LEGACY VOL 02 $14.99 ARC
74 10 0.83 JUN120710-M MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 14 $69.99 MAR
75 152 0.83 AUG121352 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
76 56 0.83 JAN120300 BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $24.99 DC 
77 65 0.82 SEP120827 STITCHED TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 AVA
78 42 0.81 JUL120218 DC COMICS THE SEQUENTIAL ART OF AMANDA CONNER HC $29.99 DC 
79 68 0.79 AUG120323 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES TP VOL 02 $19.99 IDW
80 35 0.78 AUG120698 DEADPOOL MAX HC (MR) $34.99 MAR
81 109 0.78 AUG120724 X-23 TP VOL 03 DONT LOOK BACK $15.99 MAR
82 82 0.77 AUG120737 FEAR ITSELF TP DEADPOOL FEARSOME FOUR $19.99 MAR
83 105 0.76 AUG120247 BLACKHAWKS TP VOL 01 THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD (N52) $16.99 DC 
84 85 0.75 AUG120727 X-MEN CURSE IS BROKEN TP $19.99 MAR
85 59 0.74 JUL120027 NEXUS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.99 DAR
86 170 0.73 AUG121348 BAKUMAN TP VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ
87 121 0.72 JUL120060 MARKED MAN HC $14.99 DAR
88 171 0.72 AUG121346 BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
89 67 0.72 AUG120702 UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN PREM HC VOL 04 $24.99 MAR
90 129 0.72 SEP088207 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (NEW PTG) (SEP088207) $14.99 IMA
91 177 0.71 JUL128200 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TP VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ
92 53 0.71 AUG120700 NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS PREM HC VOL 04  $29.99 MAR
93 16 0.71 AUG120496 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 02 (MR) $59.99 IMA
94 140 0.70 SEP121276 SOUL EATER TP VOL 11 $11.99 HAC
95 139 0.70 SEP088208-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE $14.99 IMA
96 96 0.69 AUG120741 ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE TP VOL 06 $19.99 MAR
97 118 0.69 SEP120714 X-FACTOR TP VOL 17 ROAD TO REDEMPTION $16.99 MAR
98 95 0.69 SEP120415 STAR BRIGHT & THE LOOKING GLASS HC $19.99 IMA
99 99 0.68 SEP120341 STAR TREK ONGOING TP VOL 03 $17.99 IDW
100 101 0.68 AUG120716 AVENGERS ACADEMY TP SECOND SEMESTER $19.99 MAR

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