Masks #1Media Release -- The classic pulp heroes, including the Green Hornet, Kato, and The Shadow, joined forces to take down a criminal government in Chris Roberson and Alex Ross' pulp crossover event Masks #1 from Dynamite Entertainment, the best-selling Non-Premier comic book to retailers in 2012. In total, Dynamite had three of the year's top ten Non-Premier comics; Masks #1 was followed by The Shadow #1 at #2 and the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation Lord of the Jungle #1 at #9.

The Valiant heroes returned in 2012 and Valiant Entertainment took three spots in the top ten — X-O Manowar #1 ranked #3, Harbinger #1 ranked #4, and Bloodshot #1 ranked #5.

BOOM! Studios rounded out the top ten for 2012 with four titles. From their all-ages KaBOOM! imprint, Adventure Time #1 ranked #6, Adventure Time #2 ranked #7, and Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #1 ranked #10. Also from BOOM! Studios, Fanboys Vs. Zombies #1 ranked #8.

Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century #3: 2009, the conclusion to the century-spanning trilogy, from Top Shelf Productions was the year's best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novel. Also in the top ten from Top Shelf was Jeff Lemire's original graphic novel The Underwater Welder at #7.

BOOM! Studios' Adventure Time Volume 1, the collected edition of the first four issues of their best-selling comic book, ranked #2 for the year.

Dynamite Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, all from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys — Volume 10, Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker, ranked #3; Volume 11, Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men, ranked #4; and Volume 12, The Bloody Doors Off, ranked #8.

Oni Press began reprinting Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim in color hardcover editions in 2012, and the first volume, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, ranked #5 for the year.

Legendary Comics' The Tower Chronicles: Geisthawk Volume 1, a supernatural thriller from Matt Wagner (Grendel) and Simon Bisley (Lobo) ranked #8.

Bantam Books' A Game of Thrones Volume 1, a hardcover collection of the first six issues of Dynamite's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel A Game of Thrones, ranked #9.

Finally, Kodansha Comics' Sailor Moon Volume 3 ranked #10 for the year. Additionally, this book was the year's top-selling Manga.

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QTY Overall QTY Overall DOLLAR Title VendName
1 196 107 MASKS #1 DE
2 418 251 SHADOW #1 DE
3 440 268 X-O MANOWAR #1 VAL
4 767 485 HARBINGER #1 VAL
5 878 590 BLOODSHOT #1 VAL
6 893 518 ADVENTURE TIME #1 BOO
7 1007 609 ADVENTURE TIME #2 BOO
8 1011 2454 FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #1 BOO
9 1028 2591 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #1 (MR) DE
10 1032 728 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #1 BOO
11 1042 755 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 VAL
12 1047 723 ADVENTURE TIME #3 BOO
13 1074 848 ADVENTURE TIME #5 BOO
14 1096 821 SHADOWMAN #1 VAL
15 1121 890 ADVENTURE TIME #4 BOO
16 1131 859 X-O MANOWAR #5 VAL
17 1133 847 ADVENTURE TIME #6 BOO
18 1154 2997 DEATHMATCH #1 BOO
19 1164 878 X-O MANOWAR #2 VAL
20 1165 897 SHADOW #2 DE
21 1222 934 ADVENTURE TIME #7 BOO
22 1223 940 ADVENTURE TIME #10 BOO
23 1263 959 ADVENTURE TIME #9 BOO
24 1267 957 ADVENTURE TIME #8 BOO
25 1338 3241 HIGHER EARTH #1 BOO
26 1343 1013 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #1 BOO
27 1344 1011 SHADOW #3 DE
28 1389 1068 X-O MANOWAR #3 VAL
29 1401 1085 SHADOW #4 DE
30 1427 1099 HARBINGER #2 VAL
31 1439 3363 EXTERMINATION #1 BOO
32 1459 1121 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #2 BOO
33 1484 1143 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #3 BOO
34 1500 1158 SHADOW #5 DE
35 1510 1428 WONDERLAND #1 (MR) ZEN
36 1513 1162 X-O MANOWAR #4 VAL
37 1519 1173 BRAVEST WARRIORS #1 BOO
38 1526 1174 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #4 BOO
39 1551 1209 BOYS #62 (MR) DE
40 1555 1195 BLOODSHOT #2 VAL
41 1558 973 BOYS #72 (MR) DE
42 1567 1226 BOYS #63 (MR) DE
43 1573 1213 MASKS #2 DE
44 1575 1412 SHADOWMAN #2 VAL
45 1577 1234 BOYS #64 (MR) DE
46 1583 993 BOYS #65 (MR) DE
47 1587 1225 X-O MANOWAR #6 VAL
48 1595 1248 BOYS #68 (MR) DE
49 1598 1239 BOYS #66 (MR) DE
50 1604 1221 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #6 BOO
51 1605 1245 BOYS #67 (MR) DE
52 1610 1247 SHADOW #6 DE
53 1619 1261 BOYS #69 (MR) DE
54 1623 1275 BOYS #70 (MR) DE
55 1624 1282 BOYS #71 (MR) DE
56 1626 1258 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #5 BOO
57 1628 1756 ARCHIE #629 (ARCHIE MEETS KISS PT 3 ) ARC
58 1646 1283 HARBINGER #3 VAL
59 1658 1824 ARCHIE #630 (ARCHIE MEETS KISS PT 4 ) ARC
60 1666 1306 HARBINGER #4 VAL
61 1695 1334 PATHFINDER #1 DE
62 1724 1362 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #3 VAL
63 1726 1367 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2 VAL
64 1727 1376 SHADOW #7 DE
65 1733 1374 HARBINGER #5 VAL
66 1739 1379 VAMPIRELLA STRIKES #1 DE
67 1744 1388 BLOODSHOT #3 VAL
68 1746 1394 X-O MANOWAR #7 VAL
69 1759 1410 BLOODSHOT #4 VAL
70 1769 1425 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 VAL
71 1773 1433 X-O MANOWAR #8 VAL
72 1796 1463 EVIL ERNIE #1 DE
73 1801 3609 FREELANCERS #1 BOO
74 1811 1458 GAME OF THRONES #5 (MR) DE
75 1829 1491 SHADOW #8 DE
76 1830 1502 DAMSELS #1 DE
77 1833 1497 HARBINGER #6 VAL
78 1850 1515 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #4 VAL
79 1863 1523 GAME OF THRONES #6 (MR) DE
80 1869 1555 BRAVEST WARRIORS #2 BOO
81 1881 1543 BLOODSHOT #5 VAL
82 1882 1494 PEANUTS #1 BOO
83 1883 1435 FASHION BEAST #1 (MR) AVA
84 1920 1570 THE SPIDER #1 DE
85 1927 1586 HARBINGER #7 VAL
86 1950 1594 CROSSED BADLANDS #1 (MR) AVA
87 1952 1614 BLOODSHOT #6 VAL
88 1955 2007 GFT ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 (MR) ZEN
89 1963 1621 GAME OF THRONES #7 (MR) DE
90 1976 1540 CROSSED BADLANDS #2 (MR) AVA
91 2017 1405 SHADOW ANNUAL #1 DE
92 2036 1729 HYPERNATURALS #1 BOO
93 2048 2081 ROBYN HOOD #1 (MR) ZEN
94 2050 1735 GAME OF THRONES #8 (MR) DE
95 2056 1157 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #75 (MR) ZEN
96 2057 1759 PROPHECY #1 DE
97 2060 1752 GAME OF THRONES #9 (MR) DE
98 2064 1757 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #2 (MR) DE
99 2070 1707 PEANUTS #2 BOO
100 2074 1781 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #9 (MR) DE


QtyRank Overall QtyRank Overall DollarRank Title VendName
1 10 25 LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR) TOP
2 51 87 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 BOO
3 57 59 BOYS TP VOL 10 BUTCHER BAKER CANDLESTICKMAKER (MR) DE
4 63 70 BOYS TP VOL 11 OVER THE HILL W/T SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN (M DE
5 88 63 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 (OF 6) ONI
6 110 110 BOYS TP VOL 12 BLOODY DOORS OFF (MR) DE
7 118 96 UNDERWATER WELDER GN TOP
8 120 483 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 01 (OF 4) GEISTHAWK LEG
9 140 82 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 01 (MR) RAN
10 145 352 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 03 RAN
11 149 349 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE ONI
12 162 244 BOYS TP VOL 01 NAME OF THE GAME (MR) DE
13 167 416 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 04 RAN
14 169 115 CROSSED TP VOL 01 (MR) AVA
15 180 267 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 01 SHADOW OF DEATH ABS
16 183 163 JIM HENSONS DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 01 CREATION MYTHS ARA
17 184 195 CROSSED TP VOL 03 PSYCHOPATH (MR) AVA
18 189 133 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 02 (OF 6) ONI
19 195 637 NARUTO TP VOL 55 VIZ
20 201 649 NARUTO TP VOL 54 VIZ
21 215 687 NARUTO TP VOL 56 VIZ
22 221 519 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 05 RAN
23 227 288 IRREDEEMABLE TP VOL 08 BOO
24 240 747 NARUTO TP VOL 57 VIZ
25 242 168 BOYS TP VOL 09 BIG RIDE (MR) DE
26 251 556 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 RAN
27 255 663 LOEG III CENTURY #2 1969 (MR) TOP
28 264 1101 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 17 ARC
29 269 598 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD ONI
30 282 242 JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC SLA
31 291 651 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 06 RAN
32 305 126 A TALE OF SAND HC ARA
33 310 918 NARUTO TP VOL 59 VIZ
34 312 929 NARUTO TP VOL 58 VIZ
35 315 326 CROSSED WISH YOU WERE HERE TP VOL 01 (MR) AVA
36 318 246 HARVEY PEKAR CLEVELAND HC TOP
37 319 713 SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 02 30 YEARS LATER ARC
38 329 439 IRREDEEMABLE TP VOL 09 BOO
39 330 337 BARRY SONNENFELDS DINOSAURS VS ALIENS HC DE
40 334 347 BOYS TP VOL 02 GET SOME (MR) DE
41 339 1295 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 18 ARC
42 340 265 CHARLES BURNS HIVE GN RAN
43 341 1179 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 02 (OF 4) GEISTHAWK LEG
44 350 308 HOBBIT TP RAN
45 355 800 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 07 RAN
46 358 726 BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01 OUT BONEVILLE SCH
47 364 113 HABIBI GN (MR) RAN
48 373 717 ARCHIE MEETS KISS TP ARC
49 378 902 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 01 ZEN
50 382 206 WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE HC VOL 01 POOR OLD MAN FAN
51 383 533 SQUEE TP SLA
52 386 365 CROSSED TP VOL 02 FAMILY VALUES (MR) AVA
53 387 964 LOST DOGS GN (MR) TOP
54 388 602 LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 05 FAN
55 394 380 ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON TP (MR) AVA
56 396 515 IRREDEEMABLE TP VOL 10 BOO
57 406 1131 YU GI OH GX GN VOL 09 (OF 9) VIZ
58 412 76 CHRIS WARE BUILDING STORIES HC RAN
59 415 395 ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 06 GHOST OF STATION X RED
60 421 915 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 08 RAN
61 426 924 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SELECT TP VOL 05 ARC
62 429 897 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 03 INFINITE SADNESS ONI
63 431 388 ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 01 RED
64 446 844 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 08 HAC
65 449 1228 BLEACH TP VOL 38 VIZ
66 461 469 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD TP VOL 01 (MR) DE
67 472 1262 BLEACH TP VOL 39 VIZ
68 473 330 CROSSED TP VOL 04 BADLANDS (MR) AVA
69 475 692 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 05 (MR) HAC
70 477 475 BOYS TP VOL 08 HIGHLAND LADDIE (MR) DE
71 499 500 BOYS TP VOL 03 GOOD FOR THE SOUL (MR) DE
72 504 1017 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 04 GETS IT TOGETHER ONI
73 521 1357 BLEACH TP VOL 42 VIZ
74 525 1374 BLEACH TP VOL 40 VIZ
75 526 976 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 09 HAC
76 531 862 AMULET SC VOL 05 PRINCE OF THE ELVES SCH
77 534 517 SIXTH GUN TP VOL 03 ONI
78 538 677 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 02 FEAR NO MALUS ABS
79 541 1573 LOEG III CENTURY #1 1910 (MR) TOP
80 542 172 FROM HELL TP (MR) TOP
81 543 1397 BLEACH TP VOL 41 VIZ
82 544 1392 BLEACH TP VOL 43 VIZ
83 547 1104 MEGA MAN TP VOL 02 TIME KEEPS SLIPPING ARC
84 557 810 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 06 (MR) HAC
85 566 1420 BLEACH TP VOL 44 VIZ
86 575 1105 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 02 RAN
87 581 1438 BLEACH TP VOL 45 VIZ
88 583 1127 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 05 VS THE UNIVERSE ONI
89 585 720 INCORRUPTIBLE TP VOL 06 BOO
90 595 1454 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 02 VIZ
91 598 584 BOYS TP VOL 04 WE GOTTA GO NOW (MR) DE
92 600 424 ARE YOU MY MOTHER A COMIC DRAMA HC HOU
93 609 488 HARK A VAGRANT HC (MR) DRA
94 613 1491 BLEACH TP VOL 50 VIZ
95 615 378 MOUSE GUARD HC VOL 02 WINTER 1152 W/ DUST JACKET ARA
96 617 1486 X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) TP VOL 01 BY THE SWORD VAL
97 622 761 INCORRUPTIBLE TP VOL 07 BOO
98 623 600 BOYS TP VOL 07 THE INNOCENTS (MR) DE
99 627 1510 BLEACH TP VOL 51 VIZ
100 628 1509 BLEACH TP VOL 48 VIZ