Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: February 2017

Archie Comics' Archie #17 was February's best-selling small press comic book, and one of the publisher's three books in the top ten. Also among the top ten were Josie and the Pussycats #4 at #6 and Jughead #13 at #7.

Aftershock's Animosity #5 ranked #2.

Valiant Entertainment had five titles among the top ten — Harbinger Renegade #4 ranked #3, Divinity III: Stalinverse #3 ranked #4, Divinity III: Shadowman #1 ranked #5, Savage #4 ranked #8, and Faith#8 ranked #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Bongo Comics' Simpsons Comics #237 ranked #10.

Valiant Entertainment's Britannia was February's best-selling small press graphic novel. Also in the top ten for Valiant was Ninjak Volume 5: The Fist and the Steel at #7.

Vertical Comics' Junji Ito's Dissolving Classroom ranked #2.

Archie Comics had two titles in the top ten — Jughead Volume 2 at #3 and Archie 1000-Page Comics Compendium at #10.

Kodansha Comics had three titles in the top ten — Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Edition Volume 1 ranked #4, Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Edition Volume 2 ranked #5, and Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Edition Volume 1.5 ranked #6.

Avatar Press' Crossed Plus 100 Volume 3 ranked #8.

Finally, Drawn & Quarterly's Wilson ranked #9.

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS COMICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2017

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 173 159 11.30 DEC161252-M ARCHIE #17 $3.99 ARC
2 200 180 8.32 OCT161103 ANIMOSITY #5 (MR) $3.99 AFT
3 216 222 7.34 DEC162044-M HARBINGER RENEGADE #4 [*] $3.99 VAL
4 217 236 7.34 DEC162029-M DIVINITY III STALINVERSE #3 $3.99 VAL
5 228 249 6.75 DEC162034-M DIVINITY III SHADOWMAN #1 $3.99 VAL
6 235 219 6.45 DEC161257-M JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #4 $3.99 ARC
7 248 226 6.05 DEC161258-M JUGHEAD #13 $3.99 ARC
8 249 229 6.03 DEC162058-M SAVAGE #4 $3.99 VAL
9 252 232 5.89 DEC162050-M FAITH (ONGOING) #8 $3.99 VAL
10 257 242 5.68 DEC161335 SIMPSONS COMICS #237 $3.99 BON
11 258 243 5.65 DEC162039-M NINJAK #24 $3.99 VAL
12 265 235 5.28 NOV161074 BLOOD BLISTER #1 (MR) $3.99 AFT
13 266 234 5.28 DEC162023-M STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #0 $3.99 UDO
14 270 261 5.03 NOV160995 CEREBUS IN HELL #1 $4.00 AAR
15 274 252 4.95 SEP161771 DISNEY FROZEN #5 $3.99 JOE
16 276 254 4.91 OCT161272 BLACK #4 (MR) $3.99 BLA
17 279 256 4.79 DEC161179-M ROUGH RIDERS ON THE STORM #1 $3.99 AFT
18 289 204 4.48 SEP162158-M GFT STEAMPUNK ALICE IN WONDERLAND (MR) $5.99 ZEN
19 290 278 4.46 DEC161291-M ALL NEW FATHOM #1 $3.99 ASP
20 291 267 4.45 DEC161341 QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #1 (MR) $3.99 BLA
21 292 280 4.44 DEC161317-M UBER INVASION #3 (MR) $3.99 AVA
22 293 285 4.36 DEC161336 SPONGEBOB COMICS #65 $3.99 UNI
23 298 291 4.21 SEP161347-M WAR STORIES #22 (MR) $3.99 AVA
24 300 262 3.96 DEC161174-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #32 CVR B (MR) $4.99 ACT
25 303 299 3.91 DEC162055-M GENERATION ZERO #7 $3.99 VAL
26 306 302 3.76 DEC162063-M A&A #12 $3.99 VAL
27 308 298 3.60 NOV162030-M GFT VAN HELSING VS THE MUMMY OF AMUN RA #1 $3.99 ZEN
28 313 301 3.52 NOV162034-M GFT DAY OF THE DEAD #1 $3.99 ZEN
29 322 300 3.08 DEC161161-M DOLLFACE #2 (MR) $4.99 ACT
30 325 316 3.02 NOV161078 ALTERS #4 (MR) $3.99 AFT
31 326 317 3.01 SEP162191-M EVIL HEROES #5 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
32 332 323 2.87 SEP161259-M STARGATE ATLANTIS GATEWAYS #2 $3.99 AME
33 333 324 2.86 DEC162165-M GFT ROBYN HOOD I LOVE NY #9 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
34 334 325 2.85 DEC161519-M HEATHEN #1 $3.99 CRE
35 336 327 2.83 NOV161648 DISNEY PIXAR CARS #1 $3.99 JOE
36 339 329 2.80 OCT162141-M GFT VAN HELSING VS FRANKENSTEIN #5 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
37 341 331 2.78 DEC162139-M GFT VAN HELSING VS THE MUMMY OF AMUN RA #2 $3.99 ZEN
38 349 294 2.53 OCT162125-M GFT PRESENTS APOCALYPSE #5 (MR) $5.99 ZEN
39 359 314 2.42 DEC162143-M GFT VAN HELSING COVER GALLERY #1 $4.99 ZEN
40 362 351 2.36 NOV162057-M GFT RED AGENT HUMAN ORDER #3 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
41 365 313 2.22 DEC161438-M HELLINA SCYTHE #1 (MR) $5.99 AVA
42 366 359 2.18 DEC161215-M BEDTIME STORIES FOR IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN #1 HOME SWEET HO $3.99 AME
43 367 349 2.14 DEC161884 EVIL DEAD 2 REVENGE OF EVIL ED #1 $4.50 SPA
44 368 320 2.14 NOV161320-M JUNGLE FANTASY IVORY #6 (MR) $5.99 AVA
45 369 346 2.14 DEC161167 VAMPBLADE 98 ONE SHOT CVR B (MR) $4.99 ACT
46 373 310 2.09 DEC161773 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #240 $5.99 KEN
47 375 369 2.07 DEC161508-M LA MUERTA PIN UPS ONE SHOT STANDARD CVR (MR) $3.99 COF
48 377 268 2.02 DEC161450-M HELLINA SCYTHE #1 WRAP NUDE CVR (MR) $7.99 AVA
49 378 367 2.01 NOV162053-M SPIRIT HUNTERS #4 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
50 380 370 1.99 DEC161184 BLACK EYED KIDS #11 (MR) $3.99 AFT

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2017

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 67 158 1.27 DEC162066 BRITANNIA TP $9.99 VAL
2 95 138 0.99 NOV161967 JUNJI ITOS DISSOLVING CLASSROOM GN (MR) $12.95 RAN
3 99 112 0.94 DEC161261 JUGHEAD TP VOL 02 $17.99 ARC
4 104 54 0.92 NOV161661 GHOST IN SHELL DLX RTL HC ED VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 RAN
5 132 69 0.76 NOV161662 GHOST IN SHELL DLX RTL HC ED VOL 02 (MR) $29.99 RAN
6 155 139 0.64 NOV161663 GHOST IN SHELL DLX RTL HC ED VOL 01.5 (MR) $19.99 RAN
7 182 228 0.55 DEC162067 NINJAK TP VOL 05 THE FIST & THE STEEL $14.99 VAL
8 192 184 0.54 NOV161186 CROSSED PLUS 100 TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 AVA
9 203 214 0.50 DEC161627 WILSON TP (RES) (MR) $15.95 DRA
10 214 248 0.49 DEC161271 ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS COMPENDIUM TP $14.99 ARC
11 216 318 0.49 AUG169239 DISNEY MOANA COMICS COLL TP $9.99 JOE
12 236 280 0.45 OCT161760 ONCE OUR LAND TP $12.99 SCO
13 244 230 0.44 DEC161499 BEATLES ALL OUR YESTERDAYS GN $16.99 RAN
14 249 334 0.42 DEC162076 FUKUFUKU KITTEN TALES GN VOL 02 $10.95 RAN
15 253 114 0.41 DEC161677 MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS GN (RES) $39.99 FAN
16 274 388 0.36 DEC161786 SAY I LOVE YOU GN VOL 17 (RES) $10.99 RAN
17 275 393 0.35 OCT161903 DISNEY MANGA KILALA PRINCESS GN VOL 04 $10.99 TOK
18 287 271 0.33 DEC161692 DECELERATE BLUE GN $17.99 ST.
19 292 316 0.33 DEC161746 SNOW DAY GN (MR) $14.95 HUM
20 310 378 0.31 OCT161769 GIRL FROM OTHER SIDE SIUIL RUN GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
21 311 383 0.31 NOV161601 NEWSPRINTS GN VOL 01 $12.99 SCH
22 312 290 0.31 DEC161186 SECOND SIGHT TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 AFT
23 314 223 0.30 DEC161861 JUDGE DREDD CURSED EARTH SAGA UNCENSORED TP $25.00 POC
24 317 340 0.30 DEC161755 DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CINESTORY TP $14.99 JOE
25 322 390 0.30 NOV161753 MAGICAL GIRL SITE GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 ST.
26 326 130 0.29 JUL141295 THE INCAL HC NEW PTG (MR) $44.95 HUM
27 331 404 0.29 NOV161754 MAGIKA SWORDSMAN & SUMMONER GN VOL 06 (MR) $12.99 ST.
28 333 380 0.28 DEC151006 ARCHIE TP VOL 01 $19.99 ARC
29 337 259 0.28 NOV161680 SERPIERI COLLECTION HC VOL 04 (RES) (A) $22.50 DIA
29 337 204 0.28 DEC162115 ERASED GN VOL 01 $30.00 HAC
31 347 425 0.27 NOV161761 THERES A DEMON LORD ON FLOOR GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
32 349 300 0.27 JUN161696 DOCTOR WHO TP HIGHGATE HORROR $19.99 PAN
33 353 430 0.27 NOV161665 HAPPINESS GN VOL 03 $12.99 RAN
34 355 472 0.27 DEC161299 FATHOM COLORING BOOK TP #2 $12.99 ASP
34 355 301 0.27 DEC161693 JASON SHIGA DEMON SC GN VOL 02 $19.99 ST.
36 360 276 0.26 DEC161870 HADDON HALL WHEN DAVID INVENTED BOWIE HC GN $22.95 ABR
36 360 438 0.26 DEC162122 SMOKIN PARADE GN VOL 01 $13.00 HAC
38 366 439 0.26 DEC162123 SPIRITS & CAT EARS GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.00 HAC
39 367 444 0.26 NOV161669 NEKOGAHARA STRAY CAT SAMURAI GN VOL 02 $12.99 RAN
40 377 305 0.25 OCT161772 KINDRED SPIRITS ON ROOF COMP COLL TP $20.99 ST.
41 386 461 0.24 OCT161942 PERSONA 4 GN VOL 06 $13.99 UDO
42 389 320 0.24 JUL162195 CHARMED SEASON 10 TP VOL 03 (RES) $19.99 ZEN
43 392 419 0.24 DEC161697 TIME MUSEUM GN VOL 01 $14.99 ST.
44 396 252 0.24 NOV161566 STARSEEDS HC $29.99 FAN
45 402 497 0.23 NOV161758 RE MONSTER GN VOL 02 (MR) $12.99 ST.
46 414 336 0.23 DEC162116 FRUITS BASKET COLLECTORS ED TP VOL 10 $20.00 HAC
47 421 517 0.22 OCT161773 LOVE IN HELL DEATH LIFE GN VOL 02 (MR) $12.99 ST.
48 423 469 0.22 SEP161295 ARCHIE TP VOL 02 $19.99 ARC
49 425 700 0.22 DEC161135 ATHENA VOLTAIRE VOLCANO GODDESS TP $9.99 ACT
50 427 350 0.22 NOV161748 FREEZING OMNIBUS GN VOL 07 (MR) $19.99 ST.

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Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title — with a value of 100 — because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

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Publisher Market Shares: April 2017

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in April 2017, with Marvel Comics the leader in the Retailer Dollar and Unit Market Share categories.