Top 100 Graphic Novels: March 2017

Image Comics’ Saga Volume 7Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 7 from Image Comics was March's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten from Image Comics were The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War at #2 and Deadly Class Volume 5: Carousel at #10.

DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten: Harley Quinn Volume 1: Die Laughing at #3, Suicide Squad Volume 1: The Black Vault at #4, Titans Volume 1: The Return of Wally West at #6, Deathstroke Volume 1: The Professional at #8, and Batgirl Volume 1: Beyond Burnside at #9.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with two titles: Death of X at #5 and Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Wolverine: Old Man Logan at #7.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2017

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 23.35 JAN170850 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 2 19.42 AUG168569 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 27 WHISPERER WAR $14.99 IMA
3 6 5.99 DEC160373 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 DIE LAUGHING $16.99 DC
4 7 5.91 DEC160375 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 THE BLACK VAULT $16.99 DC
5 10 5.44 DEC161096 DEATH OF X TP $17.99 MAR
6 11 4.86 DEC160376 TITANS TP VOL 01 THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST $16.99 DC
7 5 4.38 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
8 13 4.03 DEC160372 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 01 THE PROFESSIONAL $16.99 DC
9 15 3.74 DEC160370 BATGIRL TP VOL 01 BEYOND BURNSIDE $16.99 DC
10 27 3.43 JAN170822 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 05 CAROUSEL (MR) $14.99 IMA
11 30 3.00 DEC160374 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 01 THE POISON TRUTH $16.99 DC
12 32 3.00 NOV160051 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 01 SECRET ORIGINS $14.99 DAR
13 34 2.83 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 IDW
14 31 2.83 OCT160686 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 23 $16.99 IMA
15 80 2.77 JAN172162 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
16 16 2.77 JUN160408 MARCH GN BOOK 03 $19.99 IDW
17 81 2.73 JAN172159 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
18 18 2.70 NOV141657 MARCH GN BOOK 02 $19.95 IDW
19 29 2.66 JAN171219 ANIMOSITY TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 AFT
20 220 2.55 MAY120746 HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
21 44 2.47 DEC161094 DEADPOOL TOO SOON TP $17.99 MAR
22 46 2.46 JUN160964 KARNAK TP FLAW IN ALL THINGS $17.99 MAR
23 51 2.45 JAN171401-M SABAN POWER RANGERS AFTERSHOCK MOVIE GN $14.99 BOO
24 50 2.43 DEC160395 FLINTSTONES TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC
25 105 2.39 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
26 41 2.30 DEC160384 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS TP VOL 03 UPRISING $19.99 DC
27 61 2.28 DEC160371 CYBORG TP VOL 01 THE IMITATION OF LIFE $16.99 DC
27 54 2.28 JAN171116 SPIDER-MAN MILES MORALES TP VOL 02 $17.99 MAR
29 67 2.19 DEC161097 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 05 ONLY SQUIRREL IN WORLD $15.99 MAR
30 35 2.12 JAN171227 HILLBILLY TP VOL 01 $17.99 ALB
31 189 2.11 NOV160058 DARK HORSE NUMBER ONES TP $6.00 DAR
32 3 2.07 SEP161119-M SHANG-CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $125.00 MAR
33 185 2.06 APR082188 SWORD TP VOL 01 FIRE $14.99 IMA
34 218 2.04 APR151372 MERCY THOMPSON HOPCROSS JILLY HC $24.99 DE
35 243 2.04 FEB111004 LA BANKS VAMPIRE HUNTRESS TP VOL 01 $16.99 DE
36 56 2.01 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
37 64 2.01 DEC161098 UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL TP VOL 02 HEAD OF MODOK $17.99 MAR
38 132 2.00 JAN170782 CANNIBAL TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
39 133 1.96 DEC160767 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
40 12 1.93 DEC160393 ZATANNA BY PAUL DINI TP $39.99 DC
41 69 1.89 OCT160292 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE $17.99 DC
41 47 1.89 NOV161236 LUMBERJANES GOTHAM ACADEMY TP $19.99 BOO
43 156 1.87 MAR151596 VALIANT ZEROES & ORIGINS TP VOL 01 $19.99 VAL
44 14 1.86 NOV140863 HAWKEYE BY MATT FRACTION AND DAVID AJA OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
45 78 1.86 OCT160291 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM $16.99 DC
46 65 1.85 NOV161226 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 02 $16.99 BOO
47 108 1.84 SEP160815 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMA
48 140 1.82 JAN170804 GLITTERBOMB TP VOL 01 RED CARPET (MR) $9.99 IMA
49 53 1.81 DEC140966 CAPTAIN AMERICA RETURN OF WINTER SOLDIER OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
50 82 1.77 DEC160380 BATMAN BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN TP $16.99 DC
51 99 1.76 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
52 58 1.71 DEC161300 PROVIDENCE ACT 01 HC FINAL PTG (MR) $19.99 AVA
53 150 1.70 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
54 66 1.66 NOV160027 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 15 COMETH THE HOUR $19.99 DAR
55 93 1.66 APR161078 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 01 BERZERKER $16.99 MAR
56 92 1.64 DEC160412 LUCIFER TP VOL 02 FATHER LUCIFER (MR) $16.99 DC
57 157 1.62 DEC160774 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE $9.99 IMA
58 106 1.61 JAN170641 AFAR TP $14.99 IMA
59 23 1.58 DEC161108 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 17 HEADCANON $34.99 MAR
60 26 1.57 DEC140946-M STAR WARS MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $125.00 MAR
61 36 1.56 DEC160383 TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 01 $29.99 DC
62 28 1.55 APR150895 STAR WARS MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $125.00 MAR
63 100 1.53 JAN170887 WAYWARD TP VOL 04 THREADS & PORTENTS (MR) $16.99 IMA
64 102 1.52 DEC161100 POWER MAN AND IRON FIST TP VOL 02 CIVIL WAR II $16.99 MAR
65 103 1.51 OCT161297 GIANT DAYS TP VOL 04 $14.99 BOO
66 19 1.49 DEC161114 NEW MUTANTS EPIC COLLECTION TP RENEWAL $39.99 MAR
67 88 1.47 DEC161107 CARNAGE USA TP $19.99 MAR
68 20 1.41 DEC161109 WOLVERINE VS PUNISHER TP $39.99 MAR
69 22 1.40 JAN171126 X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION TP SECOND GENESIS $39.99 MAR
70 75 1.40 OCT161479 TREADWATER GN VOL 02 $18.99 DAR
70 60 1.40 DEC140954 UNCANNY AVENGERS OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
72 4 1.40 SEP161115 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $100.00 MAR
73 113 1.39 NOV160317 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 01 RISE OT BATMEN $16.99 DC
74 38 1.37 DEC161111 X-FACTOR EPIC COLLECTION TP GENESIS AND APOCALYPSE $34.99 MAR
75 25 1.36 DEC161089 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 02 OLD REPUBLIC $39.99 MAR
76 43 1.35 APR150923-M WEREWOLF BY NIGHT OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
77 124 1.35 DEC161099 UNCANNY AVENGERS UNITY TP VOL 03 CIVIL WAR II $15.99 MAR
78 39 1.33 DEC161110 WOLVERINE VS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $34.99 MAR
79 120 1.32 OCT160297 SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 SON OF SUPERMAN $16.99 DC
80 40 1.32 DEC161103 AVENGERS AND X-MEN TP AXIS $34.99 MAR
81 72 1.32 NOV160060 DC COMICS DARK HORSE COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 $24.99 DAR
82 45 1.31 MAY150817 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY SOLO CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
83 73 1.31 DEC160382 BATMAN & SUPERMAN IN WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 01 THE SILVER AGE $24.99 DC
84 170 1.29 OCT160480 LOVE IS LOVE GN $9.99 IDW
85 121 1.28 DEC160378 AQUAMAN TP VOL 08 OUT OF DARKNESS $16.99 DC
85 122 1.28 OCT161295 OVER GARDEN WALL ONGOING TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
87 77 1.28 SEP140917 FANTASTIC FOUR BY MATT FRACTION OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
88 107 1.28 NOV160073 HENCHGIRL TP $17.99 DAR
89 9 1.26 SEP161117-M MMW DAREDEVIL HC VOL 11 $75.00 MAR
90 48 1.26 APR120687 STAND OMNIBUS HC SLIPCASE $150.00 MAR
91 116 1.25 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
92 127 1.24 NOV160320 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 THE LIES $16.99 DC
93 52 1.23 AUG140892 STAR WARS MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MAR
94 83 1.23 NOV130704 X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUS COMPANION HC $99.99 MAR
95 202 1.22 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
96 17 1.21 JAN170824 EAST OF WEST THE APOCALYPSE YEAR TWO HC $49.99 IMA
96 90 1.21 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
98 37 1.20 DEC161113 EXCALIBUR EPIC COLLECTION TP SWORD IS DRAWN $39.99 MAR
99 139 1.20 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
100 86 1.19 NOV160961 CIVIL WAR II FALLOUT TP $24.99 MAR

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Publisher Market Shares: June 2017

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