Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: March 2017

Valiant Entertainment's X-O Manowar #1 was March's best-selling small press comic book.

Other publishers in the top ten include Abstract Studios, Aftershock Comics, and Archie Comics.

Aftershock Comics' Animosity Volume 1 was March's best-selling graphic novel.

Other publishers among the top ten include Albatross Funnybooks, Avatar Press, Bongo Comics, Darkrose Studios, Humanoids, Kodansha Comics, Seven Seas Entertainment, and Valiant Entertainment.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 10 13 69.07 JAN172113-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 $3.99 VAL
2 120 89 19.48 NOV161158-M RIVERDALE ONE SHOT $4.99 ARC
3 189 148 11.81 JAN171318-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER ONE SHOT $4.99 ARC
4 194 185 11.17 JAN171301-M ARCHIE #18 $3.99 ARC
5 203 204 9.80 JAN172119-M BLOODSHOT REBORN #0 $3.99 VAL
6 227 217 7.65 DEC161181 ANIMOSITY #6 (MR) $3.99 AFT
7 229 234 7.63 JAN171155 MOTOR GIRL #4 $3.99 ABS
8 233 243 7.41 JAN172125-M DIVINITY III STALINVERSE #4 $3.99 VAL
9 256 259 6.42 JAN172130-M DIVINITY III ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396 #1 $3.99 VAL
10 260 262 6.33 JAN171303-M JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #5 $3.99 ARC
11 264 253 6.22 OCT161116 SPOOKHOUSE #3 $3.99 ALB
12 271 258 5.94 DEC162131-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #3 $3.99 ZEN
13 273 276 5.89 JAN171393 SIMPSONS COMICS #238 $3.99 BON
14 274 277 5.88 JAN172140-M FAITH (ONGOING) #9 $3.99 VAL
15 275 279 5.87 JAN172135-M NINJAK #25 $3.99 VAL
16 281 266 5.68 JAN171385 SPACE RIDERS GALAXY OF BRUTALITY #1 (MR) $3.99 BLA
17 295 351 5.02 JAN171554 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #103 (MR) $2.95 BRO
18 299 291 4.92 DEC161763 DISNEY PRINCESS #9 $3.99 JOE
19 304 223 4.76 OCT161250-M CINEMA PURGATORIO #8 (MR) $6.99 AVA
20 311 315 4.71 DEC161262-M REGGIE AND ME #3 $3.99 ARC
21 314 317 4.69 JAN171363-M UBER INVASION #4 (MR) $3.99 AVA
22 315 302 4.68 JAN172226-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #4 $3.99 ZEN
23 317 322 4.61 JAN171395 SPONGEBOB COMICS #66 $3.99 UNI
24 322 335 4.42 JAN171306-M REGGIE AND ME #4 $3.99 ARC
25 324 233 4.37 DEC161323-M CINEMA PURGATORIO #9 (MR) $6.99 AVA
26 326 341 4.34 DEC161120 CEREBUS IN HELL #2 $4.00 AAR
27 331 297 4.20 JAN171213-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #33 CVR B MENDOZA RISQUE (MR) $4.99 ACT
28 335 329 4.10 OCT161650 DISNEY DARKWING DUCK #8 $3.99 JOE
29 337 331 4.09 DEC161760 DISNEY FROZEN #6 $3.99 JOE
30 347 359 3.84 JAN172145-M GENERATION ZERO #8 $3.99 VAL
31 349 205 3.81 JAN172115 X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE $11.97 VAL
32 352 352 3.70 JAN171220 ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #2 $3.99 AFT
33 366 362 3.38 DEC162161-M CINDERELLA SERIAL KILLER PRINCESS #3 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
34 373 371 3.22 DEC161342 DREGS #2 (MR) $3.99 BLA
35 375 388 3.22 JAN171343-M ALL NEW FATHOM #2 $3.99 ASP
36 376 370 3.20 OCT161738 TALES FROM THE CRYPT #2 $3.99 NBM
37 379 396 3.11 JAN171350-M SOULFIRE #1 $3.99 ASP
38 380 378 3.11 JAN171225 ROUGH RIDERS NATION #1 $3.99 AFT
39 381 357 3.10 JAN171192-M VAMPBLADE SEASON TWO #1 CVR B WINSTON YOUNG RISQUE (MR) $4.99 ACT
40 382 379 3.10 JAN172257-M GFT ROBYN HOOD I LOVE NY #10 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
41 385 382 3.05 OCT162133-M EVIL HEROES #6 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
42 388 384 2.97 JAN172230-M GFT VAN HELSING VS THE MUMMY OF AMUN RA #3 $3.99 ZEN
43 390 386 2.95 DEC162135-M GFT DAY OF THE DEAD #2 $3.99 ZEN
44 393 364 2.89 JAN171201-M DOLLFACE #3 (MR) $4.99 ACT
45 400 374 2.77 JAN171762 ALL TIME COMICS CRIME DESTROYER (MR) $4.99 FAN
46 403 401 2.72 OCT161131-M STARGATE ATLANTIS GATEWAYS #3 $3.99 AME
47 404 402 2.72 DEC161185 ALTERS #5 (MR) $3.99 AFT
48 408 409 2.65 JAN171388 QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #2 (MR) $3.99 BLA
49 414 413 2.59 DEC162146-M GFT GRIMM TALES OF TERROR VOL 3 #2 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
50 419 417 2.55 JAN172250-M GFT GRIMM TALES OF TERROR VOL 3 #3 (MR) $3.99 ZEN

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 19 29 2.66 JAN171219 ANIMOSITY TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 AFT
2 30 35 2.12 JAN171227 HILLBILLY TP VOL 01 $17.99 ALB
3 43 156 1.87 MAR151596 VALIANT ZEROES & ORIGINS TP VOL 01 $19.99 VAL
4 52 58 1.71 DEC161300 PROVIDENCE ACT 01 HC FINAL PTG (MR) $19.99 AVA
5 70 75 1.40 OCT161479 TREADWATER GN VOL 02 $18.99 DAR
6 134 194 0.96 SEP161779 ATTACK ON TITAN LOST GIRLS GN VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
7 146 165 0.87 JAN171392 BART SIMPSON GN SUCKERPUNCH $15.99 BON
8 180 109 0.66 JAN171833 METABARON HC BOOK 02 TECHNO CARDINAL AND TRANSHUMAN (MR) $29.95 HUM
9 184 236 0.66 DEC161877 MONSTER MUSUME I HEART MONSTER GIRLS GN VOL 04 (MR) $12.99 ST.
10 185 271 0.65 NOV161659 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 58 $10.99 RAN
11 192 244 0.64 DEC161777 CLOCKWORK PLANET GN VOL 01 $12.99 RAN
12 200 309 0.61 JAN172261 GRIMM FAIRY TALES STEAMPUNK TP $9.99 ZEN
13 208 316 0.59 JAN171840 DISNEY FROZEN COMICS COLL HEARTS FULL OF SUNSHINE TP $9.99 JOE
14 209 162 0.59 DEC161625 FIRE THE ZORA NEALE HURSTON STORY HC $21.95 DRA
15 215 169 0.57 OCT161266 AVENGERS STEED & MRS PEEL GN VOL 01 DIANA MAG UK 1966-67 $19.99 BIG
16 234 347 0.54 JAN171848 DISNEY STAR VS THE FORCES OF EVIL COMICS COLL TP $9.99 JOE
17 241 334 0.51 JAN172152 FLYING WITCH GN VOL 01 $10.95 RAN
18 246 292 0.49 JAN172150 WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR TP VOL 03 DEAL WITH A DEVIL $14.99 VAL
19 250 311 0.47 JAN172212 SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE GN VOL 05 $13.00 HAC
20 264 329 0.43 SEP151090 SPACE RIDERS TP VOL 01 VENGEFUL UNIVERSE (MR) $12.99 BLA
21 272 211 0.41 JAN172148 FAITH HC VOL 01 HOLLYWOOD & VINE $24.99 VAL
22 279 230 0.40 JAN171706 STICKS ANGELICA FOLK HERO HC $21.95 DRA
23 284 315 0.40 JAN171707 TERMS AND CONDITIONS $14.95 DRA
24 294 372 0.38 DEC161695 SCIENCE COMICS BATS SC GN $12.99 ST.
25 298 474 0.38 NOV161575 OLYMPIANS GN VOL 09 ARTEMIS $9.99 ST.
26 310 383 0.36 JAN172191 AKAME GA KILL ZERO GN VOL 05 $13.00 HAC
27 311 168 0.36 JAN172151 BLAME GN VOL 03 $34.95 RAN
28 328 546 0.34 DEC162066 BRITANNIA TP $9.99 VAL
28 328 648 0.34 DEC161839 SMURFS THE VILLAGE BEHIND THE WALL GN $7.99 NBM
30 331 129 0.34 MAY161575 COMPLETE JIM APARO CHARLTON PHANTOM HC $49.99 HER
31 340 534 0.33 JAN171271 SNOOPY TO THE RESCUE TP $9.99 POC
32 353 507 0.32 JAN171869 SEVEN DEADLY SINS GN VOL 19 $10.99 RAN
33 361 307 0.31 JAN172209 PRISON SCHOOL GN VOL 06 (MR) $20.00 HAC
34 364 371 0.31 JUL161530 SECRET DEVIL-CHAN GN VOL 01 (MR) $15.95 DIG
35 369 438 0.31 DEC161873 HANA & HINA AFTER SCHOOL GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 ST.
36 372 525 0.31 JAN171871 UQ HOLDER GN VOL 10 $10.99 RAN
37 386 219 0.30 NOV161661 GHOST IN SHELL DLX RTL HC ED VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 RAN
38 388 264 0.29 JAN171567 DIE KITTY DIE HC $24.95 CHA
39 391 471 0.29 JAN172198 DEVIL IS PART TIMER GN VOL 08 $13.00 HAC
39 391 440 0.29 OCT161155 VICTORIAN SECRET COLLECTION 2016 TP $14.99 ANT
41 394 446 0.29 APR128211 AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER $12.99 SCH
41 394 261 0.29 JAN172186 WILL EISNERS CONTRACT WITH GOD OTHER TENEMENT STORIES HC $25.95 WW
43 396 437 0.29 JUN121296 BENNY AND PENNY LIGHTS OUT HC $12.95 RAN
44 398 541 0.28 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
44 398 299 0.28 DEC161678 INTERVIEW HC $24.99 FAN
46 411 583 0.27 JAN171791 SECRET CODERS GN VOL 03 SECRETS & SEQUENCES $10.99 ST.
47 413 248 0.27 OCT161943 STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED HC VOL 02 GATHERING $29.99 UDO
48 417 594 0.27 JAN172154 NICHIJOU GN VOL 07 $10.95 RAN
48 417 466 0.27 DEC111206 ZIG AND WIKKI IN THE COW $12.95 RAN
50 422 337 0.27 DEC161806 NIGHTLIGHTS HC GN $18.95 CON

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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: July 2017

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