Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: April 2017

Valiant Entertainment's X-O Manowar #2 was April's best-selling small press comic book. In total, Valiant had four titles in the top ten including Britannia: We Who Are About to Die #1 at #5; Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight, a one-shot that retells a story out of Arthurian myth in the Valiant Universe, at #9; and Faith #10 at #10.

Archie Comics had two titles in the top ten: Riverdale #1, the debut of the tie-in comic to the CW television series, at #2; and Archie #19 at #4.

Avatar Press' Providence #12, the final issue of Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows' exploration of H.P. Lovecraft and his mythology, ranked #3.

Albatross Funnybooks' Hillbilly #6 ranked #6.

Eleanor & the Egret, the new Aftershock Comics series from John Layman and The Maxx's Sam Kieth, ranked #7.

Finally, Terry Moore's Motor Girl #5 from Abstract Studios ranked #8.

Archie Comics' Archie Volume 3 was April's best-selling small press graphic novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Abrams, Abstract Studios, Gallery 13, Joe Books, Kodansha, Seven Seas Entertainment, and Valiant Entertainment.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 112 120 14.95 FEB172049-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 $3.99 VAL
2 130 119 12.12 FEB171205-M RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #1 $3.99 ARC
3 178 134 8.30 JAN171356-M PROVIDENCE #12 (MR) $4.99 AVA
4 182 172 8.18 FEB171187-M ARCHIE #19 $3.99 ARC
5 189 191 7.92 FEB172054-M BRITANNIA WE WHO #1 $3.99 VAL
6 203 181 6.90 SEP161226 HILLBILLY #6 $3.99 ALB
7 207 187 6.55 FEB171092 ELEANOR & THE EGRET #1 $3.99 AFT
8 225 219 5.42 FEB171012 MOTOR GIRL #5 $3.99 ABS
9 234 197 5.20 FEB172060-M IMMORTAL BROTHERS GREEN KNIGHT #1 $4.99 VAL
10 245 241 4.51 FEB172064-M FAITH (ONGOING) #10 $3.99 VAL
11 246 242 4.50 FEB171202-M JUGHEAD #14 $3.99 ARC
12 247 244 4.50 FEB172068-M NINJAK #26 $3.99 VAL
13 251 247 4.42 FEB171199-M JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #6 $3.99 ARC
14 253 232 4.39 FEB171103 NAMWOLF #1 $3.99 ALB
15 254 218 4.35 JAN171321-M LITTLE ARCHIE ONE SHOT $4.99 ARC
16 260 238 4.23 FEB171094 WORLD READER #1 $3.99 AFT
17 264 240 4.16 FEB171274 THERES NOTHING THERE #1 (MR) $3.99 BLA
18 266 224 4.07 FEB171196-M BIG MOOSE ONE SHOT $4.99 ARC
19 273 235 3.75 DEC161679 LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #2 (MR) $4.99 FAN
20 274 256 3.72 JAN171846 DISNEY PRINCESS #10 $3.99 JOE
21 284 285 3.51 FEB171442 SPONGEBOB COMICS #67 $3.99 UNI
22 286 288 3.47 FEB171249-M UBER INVASION #5 (MR) $3.99 AVA
23 288 274 3.44 DEC161337 BLACK #5 (MR) $3.99 BLA
24 292 278 3.37 FEB172149-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #5 $3.99 ZEN
25 297 299 3.32 FEB171232-M NO WORLD #1 $3.99 ASP
26 310 226 3.01 FEB172159-M GRIMM TALES OF TERROR 2017 APRIL FOOLS EDITION $5.99 ZEN
27 311 273 3.01 FEB171075-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #34 CVR B (MR) $4.99 ACT
28 318 201 2.86 FEB171463-M LADY DEATH OBLIVION KISS #1 (MR) $7.99 COF
29 320 308 2.80 JAN172222-M COURIER #1 $3.99 ZEN
30 321 319 2.78 FEB172073-M GENERATION ZERO #9 $3.99 VAL
31 333 305 2.51 FEB171062-M DOLLFACE #4 (MR) $4.99 ACT
32 335 326 2.45 JAN172242-M CINDERELLA SERIAL KILLER PRINCESS #4 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
33 342 271 2.30 FEB171104 NAMWOLF #1 SPECIAL POWELL CVR $5.99 ALB
34 343 340 2.28 FEB172179-M GFT ROBYN HOOD I LOVE NY #11 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
35 345 350 2.24 FEB171229-M ALL NEW FATHOM #3 $3.99 ASP
36 351 346 2.09 JAN172234-M GFT DAY OF THE DEAD #3 $3.99 ZEN
37 353 347 2.06 NOV161086 SPOOKHOUSE #4 $3.99 ALB
38 354 349 2.05 FEB172171-M GFT VAN HELSING VS THE MUMMY OF AMUN RA #4 $3.99 ZEN
39 359 354 1.98 FEB172160-M GFT GRIMM TALES OF TERROR VOL 3 #4 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
40 368 367 1.86 FEB171226-M SOULFIRE #2 $3.99 ASP
41 374 365 1.75 FEB171775 SKULL ISLAND BIRTH OF KONG #1 $3.99 LEG
42 375 337 1.69 JAN171523-M JUNGLE FANTASY IVORY #8 (MR) $5.99 AVA
43 379 384 1.67 FEB171651 ALL TIME COMICS BULLWHIP #1 $3.99 FAN
44 380 358 1.67 FEB171056-M VAMPBLADE SEASON TWO #2 CVR B (MR) $4.99 ACT
45 381 371 1.66 FEB171845 SOLAR FLARE #1 $3.99 SCO
46 383 325 1.65 FEB171761 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #242 $5.99 KEN
47 384 377 1.63 FEB172083 HEATHEN #3 $3.99 CRE
48 385 393 1.62 FEB171047 SPENCER AND LOCKE #1 CVR A (MR) $3.99 ACT
49 386 380 1.58 JAN172238-M HELLCHILD THE UNHOLY #5 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
50 390 391 1.49 FEB171275 QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO #3 (MR) $3.99 BLA

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 39 45 1.27 FEB171190 ARCHIE TP VOL 03 $17.99 ARC
2 42 89 1.20 FEB171764 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 21 $10.99 RAN
3 55 26 1.05 FEB171675 ROUGHNECK GN $29.99 POC
4 79 147 0.84 FEB171443 SPONGEBOB COMICS TP VOL 01 SILLY SEA STORIES $10.95 ABR
5 90 166 0.78 OCT168319 DISNEY PRINCESS COMICS COLL TP VOL 02 $9.99 JOE
6 94 112 0.76 MAR171184 MOTOR GIRL TP VOL 01 REAL LIFE $15.99 ABS
7 102 167 0.70 FEB171444 SPONGEBOB COMICS TP VOL 02 AQUATIC ADVENTURERS UNITE $10.95 ABR
8 108 201 0.68 FEB172077 SAVAGE TP $9.99 VAL
9 116 153 0.66 JAN171949 MONSTER MUSUME GN VOL 11 (MR) $12.99 ST.
10 119 150 0.65 FEB172078 BLOODSHOT USA TP $14.99 VAL
11 124 223 0.63 FEB172076 HARBINGER RENEGADE TP VOL 01 THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON $9.99 VAL
12 125 115 0.62 SEP151087 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE $19.99 BEN
13 147 122 0.55 DEC151006 ARCHIE TP VOL 01 $19.99 ARC
14 158 228 0.51 FEB171765 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 10 $10.99 RAN
15 164 244 0.50 DEC161998 DISNEY MANGA BEAUTY & BEAST GN VOL 02 BEAST $10.99 TOK
16 165 190 0.49 FEB171212 ROAD TO RIVERDALE TP VOL 02 $14.99 ARC
17 170 249 0.48 DEC161997 DISNEY MANGA BEAUTY & BEAST GN VOL 01 BEAUTY $10.99 TOK
18 185 85 0.45 MAR171735 HOSTAGE HC (MR) $29.95 DRA
19 191 175 0.44 FEB161202 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES $19.99 BEN
20 195 272 0.43 JAN171859 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 59 $10.99 RAN
21 197 195 0.42 SEP168357 NIMONA GN $14.99 HAR
22 218 221 0.38 FEB171100 BLACK EYED KIDS TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 AFT
23 220 172 0.38 DEC161999 DISNEY MANGA BEAUTY & BEAST GN BOX SET LTD ED $19.99 TOK
24 244 246 0.35 FEB171737 DISNEY DARKWING DUCK COMICS COLL TP VOL 02 $14.99 JOE
25 248 196 0.35 JAN171227 HILLBILLY TP VOL 01 $17.99 ALB
26 252 296 0.34 JAN171947 GHOST DIARY GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
26 252 252 0.34 FEB171663 NAMELESS CITY GN VOL 02 STONE HEART $14.99 ST.
28 257 292 0.33 APR128211 AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER $12.99 SCH
29 262 371 0.33 NOV161895 DISNEY MANGA KILALA PRINCESS GN VOL 05 $10.99 TOK
30 266 267 0.32 FEB171722 METABARONS GN VOL 01 OTHON AND HONORATA (MR) $14.95 HUM
30 266 307 0.32 DEC161788 TOPPU GP GN VOL 01 $12.99 RAN
32 269 399 0.32 SEP162008 DISNEY MANGA STITCH GN VOL 02 $10.99 TOK
33 275 97 0.31 FEB171721 BOOK OF CHAOS HC (MR) $39.95 HUM
34 284 410 0.31 JUN161837 DISNEY MANGA STITCH GN VOL 01 $10.99 TOK
35 290 418 0.30 AUG162008 DISNEY MANGA KILALA PRINCESS GN VOL 03 $10.99 TOK
36 297 598 0.29 JAN171331 ARCHIE GIANT COMICS MEDLEY TP $7.99 ARC
37 300 335 0.29 SEP151090 SPACE RIDERS TP VOL 01 VENGEFUL UNIVERSE (MR) $12.99 BLA
38 301 235 0.29 DEC161615 SQUARRIORS TP VOL 01 SPRING (NEW PRINTING) (MR) $18.99 DEV
39 308 449 0.28 JUL161996 DISNEY MANGA KILALA PRINCESS GN VOL 02 $10.99 TOK
40 313 492 0.28 FEB171026 MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG CAT NOIR TP CLAWS OUT $9.99 ACT
41 315 364 0.28 JAN171946 DRAGONAR ACADEMY GN VOL 11 (MR) $12.99 ST.
42 318 129 0.27 DEC162068 X-O MANOWAR DLX EDITION HC VOL 04 $39.99 VAL
43 335 361 0.26 FEB171662 AMAZING CRAFTY CAT GN $13.99 ST.
44 342 390 0.25 JAN171953 PANDORA IN THE CRIMSON SHELL GHOST URN GN VOL 07 (MR) $12.99 ST.
45 351 462 0.25 FEB171767 FAIRY GIRLS GN VOL 04 $10.99 RAN
46 366 534 0.23 JUL161701 DISNEY PRINCESS COMICS COLL TP VOL 01 $9.99 JOE
47 392 238 0.22 FEB171723 SAVAGE HIGHWAY HC (MR) $24.95 HUM
48 395 186 0.22 JUL141295 THE INCAL HC NEW PTG (MR) $44.95 HUM
49 396 529 0.22 JUN161552 RAINA TELGEMEIER GHOSTS GN $10.99 SCH
50 409 269 0.21 DEC151020 FATHOM TP VOL 04 THE RIG $24.99 ASP
50 409 321 0.21 DEC161300 PROVIDENCE ACT 01 HC FINAL PTG (MR) $19.99 AVA

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

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.

Diamond Comic Distributors defines Small Presses as publishers outside the top-10 bestselling publishers over the previous six months. In offering these breakdowns of the best-selling small press comics and graphic novels, a spotlight is shown on these publishers, affording them recognition for their strong sales in a crowded marketplace. To help retailers contextualize the relationship between the Small Press sales rankings, each chart offers for each book the overall ranking for the month amongst all publishers.

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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