Top 100 Graphic Novels: December 2015

Collecting the Eisner Award-winning webcomic by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin, Image Comics' The Private Eye Deluxe Edition is the best-selling graphic novel of December. Also in the top ten for Image was Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 5 at #5.

DC Comics had two titles in the top ten — Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti's Harley Quinn Volume 2: Power Outage at #2, and Connor and Palmiotti's Harley Quinn Volume 3: Kiss Kiss Bang Stab at #7.

Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 11: Smoke & Shadow Part 2 ranked #3 for the month.

Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon, and Josh Hood's We Can Never Go Home from Black Mask Comics ranked #6 for the month and was also the month's best-selling non-premier and small press graphic novel both.

Rounding out the top ten, Marvel Comics had three titles among the top ten — Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 1: Vader by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca ranked #8, Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Civil War ranked #9, and Dan Slott and Adam Kubert's Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows ranked #10.

Also from the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: A Canterlot Wedding ranked #37 for the month.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2015

QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 OCT150484 PRIVATE EYE DLX ED HC (MR) $49.99 IMA
2 SEP150302 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 02 POWER OUTAGE $16.99 DC
3 AUG150057 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 11 SMOKE & SHADOW PART 2 $10.99 DAR
4 SEP150285 BATMAN VS SUPERMAN TP $9.99 DC
5 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
6 SEP151091 WE CAN NEVER GO HOME TP (MR) $9.99 BLA
7 AUG150272 HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 03 KISS KISS BANG STAB $24.99 DC
8 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MAR
9 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
10 SEP150861 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS TP $17.99 MAR
11 MAY150811 STAR WARS TP VOL 01 SKYWALKER STRIKES $19.99 MAR
12 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
13 SEP150288 BATMAN THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM TP $16.99 DC
14 JUN150831 JESSICA JONES TP VOL 01 ALIAS (MR) $24.99 MAR
15 AUG150915 STAR WARS TP JOURNEY TO SW FORCE AWAKENS SHATTER EMPIRE $16.99 MAR
16 AUG150030 HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 01 COUNTLESS HAINTS $14.99 DAR
17 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
18 SEP151460 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 17 $10.99 RAN
19 SEP150298 TEEN TITANS GO TRUTH JUSTICE AND PIZZA TP $12.99 DC
20 APR150916 HAWKEYE HC VOL 02 $34.99 MAR
21 AUG150874 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP WARZONES $16.99 MAR
22 OCT151775 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 04 $12.99 VIZ
23 SEP151090 SPACE RIDERS TP VOL 01 VENGEFUL UNIVERSE (MR) $12.99 BLA
24 SEP150307 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 02 THE NIGHTSHADE ODYSSEY $19.99 DC
25 SEP150880 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP INFINITIES $39.99 MAR
26 SEP150871 SPIDER-VERSE WARZONES TP $17.99 MAR
27 JUL150645 RAT QUEENS DLX HC VOL 01 (MR) $39.99 IMA
28 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
29 AUG150535 KAPTARA TP VOL 01 FEAR NOT TINY ALIEN $9.98 IMA
30 SEP150290 BATMAN SUPERMAN TP VOL 03 SECOND CHANCE $14.99 DC
31 OCT150556 REVIVAL TP VOL 06 THY LOYAL SONS & DAUGHTERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
32 AUG150010 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 12 METAMORPHOSIS $19.99 DAR
33 OCT150603 BIG MAN PLANS TP (MR) $14.99 IMA
34 OCT150992 JESSICA JONES TP VOL 04 ALIAS (MR) $24.99 MAR
35 SEP150303 NIGHTWING TP VOL 03 FALSE STARTS $19.99 DC
36 OCT150974 PLANET HULK TP WARZONES $17.99 MAR
37 OCT150332 MY LITTLE PONY A CANTERLOT WEDDING TP $7.99 IDW
38 SEP150294 EARTH 2 WORLDS END TP VOL 02 $24.99 DC
39 SEP150293 DEATHSTROKE THE TERMINATOR TP VOL 02 SYMPATHY $14.99 DC
40 SEP150869 WEIRDWORLD TP VOL 00 WARZONES $16.99 MAR
41 MAR130303 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
42 JUN150818 DEADPOOL BY POSEHN AND DUGGAN HC VOL 04 $34.99 MAR
43 JUN150590 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 24 LIFE AND DEATH (MR) $14.99 IMA
44 JUL151618 21ST CENTURY TANK GIRL HC $22.99 TTN
45 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
46 OCT150982 SUPERIOR IRON MAN TP VOL 01 INFAMOUS $19.99 MAR
47 OCT150531 EMPTY ZONE TP VOL 01 CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEAD (MR) $9.99 IMA
48 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
48 SEP150305 SUPERMAN DOOMED TP $29.99 DC
50 OCT150335 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER TP VOL 05 $17.99 IDW
51 OCT150973 FUTURE IMPERFECT TP WARZONES $17.99 MAR
52 JUL150333-M SANDMAN OVERTURE DELUXE ED HC (MR) $24.99 DC
53 AUG150497 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 03 $59.99 IMA
54 SEP150868 RUNAWAYS BATTLEWORLD TP $15.99 MAR
55 JUN150819-M MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 17 $75.00 MAR
56 SEP150306 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 06 SUPERDOOM $16.99 DC
57 JUN150832 JESSICA JONES TP VOL 02 ALIAS (MR) $19.99 MAR
58 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
59 SEP150864 INFERNO WARZONES TP $16.99 MAR
60 SEP150287 BATMAN 66 TP VOL 03 $14.99 DC
61 AUG150885 SQUADRON SINISTER TP $16.99 MAR
62 SEP150877 BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MAR
63 MAY150482 BITCH PLANET TP VOL 01 EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE (MR) $9.99 IMA
64 SEP150295 DEMON TP VOL 01 HELLS HITMAN $19.99 DC
65 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
66 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
67 SEP150291 CATWOMAN TP VOL 04 THE ONE YOU LOVE $19.99 DC
68 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
69 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
70 SEP150589 DRIFTER TP VOL 02 (MR) $9.99 IMA
71 APR150908 UNCANNY X-MEN PREM HC VOL 06 STORYVILLE $24.99 MAR
72 APR150293 ABSOLUTE BATMAN THE COURT OF OWLS HC $99.99 DC
73 SEP150325 FLINCH TP BOOK 01 (MR) $16.99 DC
74 AUG150077 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 07 (MR) $13.99 DAR
75 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP NEW ED $19.99 DC
76 DEC140670 LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE (MR) $9.99 IMA
77 AUG150267 BATMAN SUPERMAN HC VOL 04 SIEGE $24.99 DC
78 OCT151483 GRANT MORRISONS 18 DAYS TP VOL 01 WAR BEGINS $14.99 GRA
79 SEP150300 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED TP VOL 01 JUSTICE LEAGUE CANADA $16.99 DC
80 SEP150881 JESSICA JONES TP VOL 03 ALIAS (MR) $19.99 MAR
80 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
82 SEP150879 WOLVERINE EPIC COLLECTION TP DYING GAME $34.99 MAR
83 SEP150297 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 04 BLOOD OF THE DRAGON $17.99 DC
84 FEB151172 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
85 AUG150878 HAIL HYDRA TP $16.99 MAR
86 OCT150976 WHERE MONSTERS DWELL TP PHANTOM EAGLE FLIES SAVAGE SKIES $16.99 MAR
87 JUN150822 STAR WARS PRINCESS LEIA TP $16.99 MAR
88 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
89 MAY130224 FLASH TP VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD (N52) $16.99 DC
90 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
91 AUG150259 BATMAN 66 HC VOL 04 $24.99 DC
92 JUL150554 DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 IMA
93 OCT150990 X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION TP GIFT $34.99 MAR
94 JUN150815 ALL NEW X-MEN HC VOL 03 $34.99 MAR
95 SEP151462 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 06 $10.99 RAN
96 AUG150916 STAR WARS KANAN TP VOL 01 LAST PADAWAN $19.99 MAR
97 OCT150558 ROCHE LIMIT TP VOL 02 CLANDESTINY (MR) $12.99 IMA
98 AUG150294 KID ETERNITY DELUXE ED HC (MR) $24.99 DC
99 OCT151235 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT TP $19.99 BOO
100 AUG150295 SCALPED HC BOOK 03 DELUXE EDITION $29.99 DC

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