While not quite the end of the year, we cranked the numbers on our top selling Trade paperbacks, graphic novels and comic related books.

Image built on its top place for us last year and slaughtered the competition. Image outsold all other publishers by nearly two times! This furthers the proof that writing will lead a company to success. Take a hint big two! Marvel and DC combined for only 3 of the Top 20 slots. If you are not reading Indy/Creator owned books you really should be, there is some amazing stuff out there!

Other noticeable changes are the decline of the Vertigo sales and decline of Walking Dead sales, both are down over 50% year over year. Saga holds the top 2 slots and out sold the next 6 books on the list.

It was great this year to see two kickstarter projects make our list, when kickstarter creators offer a compelling retailer option it can really pay off. The disappointing part is that once we are out of the product it is hard if not impossible to get more! I would love to see the creators doing retailer options to follow up and give us details on how to order more.

Finally it was nice to see the rise of younger reader comics, this gives me hope that we have a new generation comic readers coming. Books like Daisy Kutter, Adventure Time, Atomic Robo and many others are great reads for young readers and adults alike.

Without further ado here is the list. Time to see what everyone is reading.

Name Publisher
Saga TP VOL 01 Image Comics
Saga TP VOL 02 (Mr) Image Comics
Suicide Girls Hard Girls Soft Light Ammo Books
East of West TP VOL 01 the Promise Image Comics
Revival TP VOL 01 You’re Among Friends Image Comics
Manhattan Projects TP VOL 01 Science Bad Image Comics
Manhattan Projects TP VOL 02 Image Comics
Fables TP VOL 18 Cubs In Toyland (Mr) DC Comics
Great Pacific TP VOL 01 Trashed (Mr) Image Comics
Walking Dead TP VOL 18 What Comes After Image Comics
Nowhere Men TP VOL 01 Fates Worse Than Death Image Comics
Hawkeye TP My Life As Weapon VOL 01 Now Marvel Comics
Prophet TP VOL 01 Remission Image Comics
Walking Dead TP VOL 17 Something To Fear (Mr) Image Comics
Cursed Pirate Girl HC VOL 01 Archaia
Nemo Heart of Ice HC Top Shelf
Massive TP VOL 01 Black Pacific Dark Horse
Bedlam TP VOL 01 Image Comics
Revival TP VOL 02 Live Like You Mean It Image Comics
Hawkeye TP VOL 02 Little Hits Now Marvel Comics
Lazarus TP VOL 01 (Mr) Image Comics
Locke & Key TP VOL 01 Welcome To Lovecraft IDW
Prophet TP VOL 02 Brothers Image Comics
Five Ghosts TP VOL 01 Haunting of Fabian Gray Image Comics
Daisy Kutter Bolt City / Kickstarter
Fables TP VOL 01 Legends In Exile New Ed (Mr) DC Comics
Adventure Time TP VOL 01 Boom
Adventure Time TP VOL 02 Boom
Chew TP VOL 06 Space Cakes (Mr) Image Comics
Punk Rock Jesus TP (Mr) DC Comics
Chew TP VOL 07 Bad Apples (Mr) Image Comics
Chew TP VOL 01 (Mr) Image Comics
Atomic Robo TP VOL 07 Red 5 Comics
Hellboy Midnight Circus HC Dark Horse
Batman the Killing Joke Special Ed HC DC Comics
Mind the Gap TP VOL 01 Intimate Strangers (Mr) Image Comics
One Trick Rip Off Deep Cuts HC Image Comics
Walking Dead TP VOL 02 Miles Behind Us (New Ptg) Image Comics
Five Fists of Science GN (New Ptg) (O/A) Image Comics
Sandman TP VOL 01 Preludes and Nocturnes New Edition (Mr) DC Comics
Y the Last Man TP VOL 01 Unmanned DC Comics
Fatale TP VOL 02 Devils Business (Mr) Image Comics
Invincible TP VOL 17 Whats Happening Image Comics
Battling Boy GN VOL 01 First Second
Walking Dead TP VOL 19 March To War Image Comics
Fables TP VOL 02 Animal Farm DC Comics
Avatar Last Airbender TP VOL 01 Promise Part 1 Dark Horse
Danger Club TP VOL 01 Image Comics
Adventure Time Original GN VOL 01 Playing Fire Boom
Fatale TP VOL 03 (Mr) Image Comics
Atomic Robo TP VOL 01 Red 5 Comics
Blacksad Silent Hell HC Dark Horse
Amulet SC VOL 01 Stonekeeper GRAPHIX
Goon TP VOL 12 Them That Raised Us Lament Dark Horse
Avatar Last Airbender TP VOL 04 Search Part 1 Dark Horse
Sullivan’s Sluggers HC Maneki Neko / Kickstarter
Happy TP (Mr) Image Comics
Chew TP VOL 03 Just Desserts (Mr) Image Comics
Chew TP VOL 05 Major League Chew (Mr) Image Comics
Batman Dark Knight Returns TP DC Comics
Sixth Gun TP VOL 04 Oni Press
Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia HC Dark Horse
Wonder Woman TP VOL 01 Blood DC Comics
Manhattan Projects TP VOL 03 Image Comics
Walking Dead TP VOL 01 Days Gone Bye (Mr) Image Comics
Chew TP VOL 02 International Flavor (Mr) Image Comics
Walking Dead TP VOL 16 a Larger World (Mr) Image Comics
Fairest TP VOL 01 Wide Awake (Mr) DC Comics
Adventures of Superhero Girl HC Dark Horse
Godzilla Half Century War TP IDW
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic TP VOL 01 IDW
Locke & Key TP VOL 05 Clockworks IDW
Smile SC Graphix
Locke & Key TP VOL 02 Head Games IDW
We 3 Deluxe Edition HC (Mr) DC Comics
Comic-Con and the Businessof Pop Culture McGraw Hill
Justice League TP VOL 01 Origin DC Comics
Batwoman TP VOL 01 Hydrology DC Comics
Daredevil By Mark Waid TP VOL 03 Marvel Comics
Get Jiro TP (Mr) DC Comics
Avatar Last Airbender TP VOL 05 Search Part 2 Dark Horse
Invincible TP VOL 18 Death of Everyone Image Comics
Transmetropolitan TP VOL 01 Back On the Street (Mr) DC Comics
Walking Dead TP VOL 03 Safety Behind Bars Image Comics
Sandman TP VOL 02 the Dolls House New Edition (Mr) DC Comics
Atomic Robo TP VOL 04 Other Strangeness Red 5 Comics
Thanos Imperative TP Marvel Comics
Strange Talent of Luther Strode TP VOL 01 (Mr) Image Comics
Fatale TP VOL 01 Death Chases Me (Mr) Image Comics
Daredevil By Mark Waid TP Marvel Comics
Kick-Ass 2 TP (Mr) Marvel Comics
Batman HC the Night of the Owls DC Comics
Batman HC VOL 02 the City of Owls (N52) DC Comics
Silver Surfer By Stan Lee and Moebius #1 Marvel Comics
Btvs Season 9 TP VOL 03 Guarded Dark Horse
Mind the Gap TP VOL 02 Wish You Were Here (Mr) Image Comics
Fariest TP VOL 02 Hidden Kingdom (Mr) DC Comics
Mouse Guard HC VOL 03 Black Axe Archaia
Adventure Time TP VOL 03 Boom
**Note we had the Suicide Girls out for a promotional event, so this is a bit of anomaly for us.

– G. Scott Tomlin