Here’s the ACE Comics Top 20 Best Selling Graphic Novels Chart for June 2014!
★ 1 – VELVET VOL.1: BEFORE THE LIVING END
ED BRUBAKER | STEVE EPTING
From the bestselling creators of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” comes this smash-hit spy thriller with a unique new twist!
When the world’s greatest secret agent is killed, all evidence points to Velvet Templeton, the personal secretary to the Director of the Agency. But Velvet’s got a dark secret buried in her past… because she’s also the most dangerous woman alive.
2 – MARVEL UGNC VOL.66: SECRET EMPIRE (HC)
STEVE ENGLEHEART | MIKE FRIEDRICH | SAL BUSCEMA
Witness the downfall of Steve Rogers, as Captain America is falsely accused of murder in a Marvel story like no other. Hounded by the authorities, Cap and the Falcon join forces with Black Panther and the X-Men to uncover the origins of a dastardly cult determined to tarnish the Sentinel of Liberty’s reputation for good.
Reprinting Captain America and the Falcon #169-176.
3 – SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE GREAT DISASTER
SHELDON MAYER | ALFREDO ALCALA | WALTER SIMONSON | VARIOUS
In these stories, heroes including the Atomic Knights, Kamandi and Hercules must face a post-apocalyptic future brought about by the mysterious “Great Disaster” in the run of Atomic Knights tales from Strange Adventures, plus 1st Issue Special #1, Hercules Unbound #1-10, Kamandi #43-46, Weird War Tales #22, 23, 30, 32, 40, 42-44, 46-49, 51-53, 64, 68, 69 And 123, House Of Mystery #318, Superman #295, House Of Secrets #86, 95 and 97, The Unexpected #215 and 221 and Amazing World Of DC Comics #12.
4 – MARVEL UGNC VOL.66: AVENGERS – PRIME (HC)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS | ALAN DAVIS
In recent times, the Marvel Universe has experienced a period of great unrest. In the wake of the catastrophic siege of Asgard, Captain America, Iron Man and the mighty Thor have been scattered across all the Nine Realms. Now, these former brothers in arms must put aside their differences to tackle a deadly foe that threatens to tear their world apart.
Reprinting Avengers Prime #1-5.
5 – DEAD BOY DETECTIVES VOL.1: SCHOOLBOY TERRORS
TOBY LITT | MARK BUCKINGHAM | MARK BUCKINGHAM | VARIOUS
In these stories from issues #1-6, Charles and Edwin begin to unravel the mysteries of their own demise while trying to protect tech-savvy sleuth Crystal from a similar fate. Also includes the short stories “Run Ragged” from Witching Hour #1, Ghosts #1 and Time Warp #1.
6 – WORLDS FINEST VOL.3: CONTROL ISSUES
PAUL LEVITZ | ROBSON ROCHA | EMANUELA LUPACCHINO | VARIOUS
In these tales from issues #13-18, Desaad and the Hellhounds of Apokolips are hunting Huntress and Power Girl, who may not survive the encounter! to find out what Desaad is really after, they must go deep underground and discover who is impersonating the missing Mr. Terrific!
7 – CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOL.8: ROAD EMPIRE
DON KRAAR | MIKE DOCHERTY | RON WAGNER | VARIOUS
With the tide of war turned, Conan’s armies assault the Nemedian capital. But the greatest threat to Conan is not Nemedian steel, but the steeled heart of a boy raised in the black arts and dedicated to Conan’s destruction-Conan’s lost son, Taurus!
8 – CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOL.27: SANDS UPON THE EARTH
JAMES OWLSLEY | VAL SEMEIKS | ALFREDO ALCALA | VARIOUS
He is known as “The Great Devil”-Heku, warlord of the eastern kingdoms, commander of a horde likened to the sands upon the earth. More than conquest, Heku desires the return of his son, Kobe, once coldly given as a gift to a king but now Conan’s comrade and unwilling to return to his father’s evil embrace. All Kobe has between him and Heku’s host is his sword and Conan’s friendship, a bond stronger than steel!
Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #206-#214 and Handbook of the Conan Universe, never before collected.
9 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL
CULLEN BUNN | RAMON ROSANAS | JAY SHAW
Deadpool awakes from a food coma to find – the zombie apocalypse has occurred! Now, can the Merc with a Mouth avoid becoming the Merc in their mouths?! Thrill to the sight of a hideous, rotting-fleshed monster shambling about the landscape – and don’t forget all the zombies he’s fighting! (Get it? That first one referred Deadpool. Who says zombie horror comics can’t have a little humor?) Cullen Bunn, writer of the fan-favorite Deadpool Killogy, brings us one of Deadpool’s darkest tales ever – and we’re not just saying that because it’s in black and white (and red)! You’ve been warned, my friends! So ring the dinner bell and nail shut the door as Deadpool takes on the ambulatory undead!
10 – NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB VOL.1
KAZUO KOIKE | HIDEKI MORI
Kazuo Koike returns to Lone Wolf and Cub with an epic sequel, New Lone Wolf and Cub. Ogami Itto, the Lone Wolf, and his nemesis, Yagyu Retsudo, lie dead after their titanic duel. Ogami’s young son, Daigoro, stays at his father’s side, and none dares help the child-save Togo Shigetada, a samurai on a desperate and deadly mission of his own!
11 – DETECTIVE COMICS VOL.4 THE WRATH (HC)
JOHN LAYMAN | JASON FABOK | VARIOUS
The Caped Crusader is challenged by the mystery of the 900 in a special tale celebrating the 900th issue published of Detective Comics! Plus, Batman faces two new foes: Emperor Penguin and the deadly vigilante known as The Wrath, a dark counterpart to the Dark Knight. Collects Detective Comics #19-24 and Detective Comics Annual #2.
12 – DETECTIVE COMICS VOL.3: EMPEROR PENGUIN
JOHN LAYMAN | JASON FABOK | VARIOUS
The Dark Knight faces deadly foes including Poison Ivy, Clayface and the Penguin in these stories from Detective Comics #13-18. This volume also includes chapters from the epic “Death of the Family” and “Requiem” sagas.
13 – TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL
PETER HOGAN | CHRIS SPROUSE | KARL STORY
The lives of Tom Strong’s daughter Tesla and her unborn child hang in the balance, and to save them Tom and Val Var Garm must journey to the far side of the galaxy and the mysterious world known as Terra Obscura!
Collecting the 6-issue miniseries.
<14 – SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL.6: GOBLIN NATION
DAN SLOTT | CHRISTOS N. GAGE | GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI | JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Since the start of “Dying Wish”, it has all been building to this! The so-called Superior Spider-Man has failed. The Green Goblin has taken control of New York’s underworld, and it’s all Otto Octavius’ fault. Now, it’s his responsibility to take the Goblin down. Win or lose, this will be Otto’s greatest battle – but as Phil Urich faces his last temptation and the members of the Spider-Slayer Squadron find themselves drafted into the Goblin Nation, Otto must weather a vicious assault on Spider-Island! And as the Goblin consumes New York in all-out war, Otto crosses a line he simply cannot uncross – and a hero is reborn! The grand finale of the Superior Spider-Man saga is here, because there’s only one man who can bring down the Goblin Nation – and his name is Peter Parker!
Collecting Superior Spider-Man #27-31 and Annual #2.
15 – RED HOOD VOL.4: LEAGUE OF ASSASSINS
JAMES TYNIONIV | JULIUS GOPEZ | KEN LASHLEY | VARIOUS
Following The Joker’s attack, Jason Todd finds himself lost in his own past. Kori and Arsenal set out to the far reaches of the globe to rescue him, but when they come face to face with Hugo Strange and the League of Assassins, the team might reach its breaking point.
Collects issues #19-24 and Annual #1!
16 – GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL.4: REBUILD
ROBERT VENDITTI | VAN JENSEN | BERNARD CHANG | J. G. JONES | VARIOUS
The Guardians are dead, leaving the Corps to fend for itself. Now, it’s up to John Stewart to train a group of rookies with deadly foes hot on their tails and rings that aren’t functioning properly. And there’s an ancient evil lurking at the edge of the universe that threatens to extinguish their lives forever!
This new title collects Green Lantern Corps #21-27 and Annual #2.
17 – MASSIVE VOL.3: LONGSHIP
BRIAN WOOD | GARRY BROWN | JOHN PAUL LEON
In Longship, Callum Israel and Ninth Wave go head to head with a disgraced comrade threatening nuclear war, a rogue faction of the US Navy working as pirates in New York Harbor, and a colony of Norwegian whalers who hunt in the Viking tradition.
Collects issues #13-#18 of The Massive.
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SUPERMAN: H’EL ON EARTH
SCOTT LOBDELL | KENNETH ROCAFORT | VARIOUS
H’El comes to Earth in these stories from Superman #13-17, Superboy #14-17 and Supergirl #14-17! This figure from Krypton’s past hopes to revive the dead planet—in place of this one! As hero fights hero, will the Kryptonians be able to defeat H’El, who is their equal in every way?
19 – SALLY HEATHCOTE: SUFFRAGETTE HC
MARY M. TALBOT | KATE CHARLESWORTH | BRYAN TALBOT
A story of loyalty, love, and courage, Sally Heathcote, Suffragette follows a common housemaid swept up in the feminist militancy of Edwardian Britain. Costa Award winners Mary and Bryan Talbot and acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth craft a gripping inside story of depth, drama, and detail that brings history to life.
Mary Talbot, PhD (Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes), is an internationally acclaimed scholar and author.
Layouts by Bryan Talbot (Tale of One Bad Rat, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes)!
20 – CROSSED: BADLANDS VOL.9
DANIEL WAY | SIMON SPURRIER | EMILIANO URDINOLA | GABRIEL ANDRADE | FERNANDO HEINZ
Two very different Crossed scribes open new wounds in the miserable world of the Crossed! Daniel Way introduces a naval captain and his crew as they attempt to survive the plague of insanity spreading across the globe in “Grave New World.” He’s a shrewd man and watching the monsters has given him an insightful plan for saving those in his charge. But whether it is inspiration or insanity, the crew still faces the gleeful misery of the Crossed. And Simon Spurrier returns to tell a tale set in the infected outback. Todd drives a road train through the desolate Australian desert. Before C-day he was a loser, an outcast, a fat nobody with a nobody-job. Now he’s an Emperor of the wasteland. His rig and its trailers are the safest place around: stocked to the brim with canned food and gasoline. But his desire to have a harem who worship him opens himself up to the true horrors of the outback. Spurrier brings his trademark flare for developing intricately flawed characters to a story that will haunt your dreams for years to come. In a world of Crossed…there is no hope and there is no help. There is only the Crossed.
This volume collects Crossed: Badlands #44 – 49 and the Crossed Special 2013.