Top 50 Non-Premier Comics and Graphic Novels: April 2017

A group of classic heroes — Magnus Robot Fighter, Solar, Turok, and Dr. Spektor — face a dire threat in Dynamite Entertainment's Sovereigns #0, the best-selling non-premier comic book of April.

Also in the top ten for Dynamite, Red Sonja #4 ranked #6.

Valiant Entertainment's X-O Manowar #2, the month's best-selling small press comic book, ranked #2 on the non-premier chart.

BOOM! Studios had three titles in the top ten — Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #14 at #3; Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #3, a coproduction with DC Entertainment, at #5; and Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal #2 at #7.

Archie Comics' Riverdale #1, a new ongoing series inspired by the acclaimed CW television series, ranked #4.

Oni Press' Invader Zim #18 ranked #8.

Finally, Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows' Providence #12, the final issue of Moore's exploration of the life and work of H.P. Lovecraft for Avatar Press, ranked #9.

BOOM! Studios' Lumberjanes Volume 6 was April's best-selling non-premier graphic novel. Also in the top ten from BOOM!, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink Volume 1 ranked #7.

VIZ Media had three titles in the top ten: Boruto: Naruto Next Generation Volume 1, the month's best-selling manga title, ranked #2; Tokyo Ghoul Volume 12 ranked #3; and Yu-Gi-Oh!: Arc V Volume 1 ranked #8.

Archie Comics' Archie Volume 3 ranked #4.

Kodansha Comics' Attack on Titan Volume 21 ranked #5.

Graphic 13's Roughneck ranked #6.

Abrams' Spongebob Comics Volume 1: Silly Sea Stories ranked #9.

Finally, Joe Books' Disney Princess Comics Collection Volume 2 ranked #10.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER 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 88 382 20.31 FEB171469 SOVEREIGNS #0 $1.00 DE
2 112 120 14.95 FEB172049-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 $3.99 VAL
3 127 112 12.39 FEB171318-M MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #14 $3.99 BOO
4 130 119 12.12 FEB171205-M RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #1 $3.99 ARC
5 149 132 10.55 FEB171330-M PLANET OF APES GREEN LANTERN #3 $3.99 BOO
6 161 147 9.69 FEB171548-M RED SONJA #4 $3.99 DE
7 166 159 9.27 JAN171469-M JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #2 $3.99 BOO
8 172 158 8.80 DEC161817-M INVADER ZIM #18 $3.99 ONI
9 178 134 8.30 JAN171356-M PROVIDENCE #12 (MR) $4.99 AVA
10 182 172 8.18 FEB171187-M ARCHIE #19 $3.99 ARC
11 187 175 8.00 FEB171563-M VAMPIRELLA #2 $3.99 DE
12 189 191 7.92 FEB172054-M BRITANNIA WE WHO #1 $3.99 VAL
13 191 162 7.89 DEC161897-M TANK GIRL WORLD WAR TANK GIRL #1 $3.99 TTN
14 194 169 7.60 FEB171322-M GRASS KINGS #2 [*] $3.99 BOO
15 200 186 7.29 FEB171289 AMORY WARS GOOD APOLLO #1 (MR) $3.99 BOO
16 203 181 6.90 SEP161226 HILLBILLY #6 $3.99 ALB
17 205 194 6.79 FEB171516-M JAMES BOND #2 $3.99 DE
18 207 187 6.55 FEB171092 ELEANOR & THE EGRET #1 $3.99 AFT
19 212 198 6.42 FEB171815-M RICK & MORTY #25 $3.99 ONI
20 213 190 6.35 FEB171285-M GODSHAPER #1 [*] $3.99 BOO
21 216 204 5.96 FEB171323-M WWE #4 $3.99 BOO
22 220 176 5.76 FEB171874-M PENNY DREADFUL #1 $4.99 TTN
23 222 210 5.72 FEB171492-M GREATEST ADVENTURE #1 $3.99 DE
24 225 219 5.42 FEB171012 MOTOR GIRL #5 $3.99 ABS
25 234 197 5.20 FEB172060-M IMMORTAL BROTHERS GREEN KNIGHT #1 $4.99 VAL
26 236 221 5.12 FEB171484-M Z NATION #1 (MR) $3.99 DE
27 237 222 5.11 FEB171356-M STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #3 $3.99 BOO
28 245 241 4.51 FEB172064-M FAITH (ONGOING) #10 $3.99 VAL
29 246 242 4.50 FEB171202-M JUGHEAD #14 $3.99 ARC
30 247 244 4.50 FEB172068-M NINJAK #26 $3.99 VAL
31 249 228 4.50 NOV161785-M DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR THREE #1 $3.99 TTN
32 250 246 4.48 FEB171522 JAMES BOND FELIX LEITER #4 $3.99 DE
33 251 247 4.42 FEB171199-M JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #6 $3.99 ARC
34 252 230 4.41 FEB171934-M DARK SOULS TALES OF EMBER #1 (MR) $3.99 TTN
35 253 232 4.39 FEB171103 NAMWOLF #1 $3.99 ALB
36 254 218 4.35 JAN171321-M LITTLE ARCHIE ONE SHOT $4.99 ARC
37 259 236 4.23 FEB171903-M DOCTOR WHO GHOST STORIES #1 $3.99 TTN
38 260 238 4.23 FEB171094 WORLD READER #1 $3.99 AFT
39 261 251 4.21 FEB171528-M KISS #7 $3.99 DE
40 264 240 4.16 FEB171274 THERES NOTHING THERE #1 (MR) $3.99 BLA
41 266 224 4.07 FEB171196-M BIG MOOSE ONE SHOT $4.99 ARC
42 267 254 4.07 FEB171534-M KISS DEMON #4 $3.99 DE
43 271 252 3.85 FEB171956-M SKYDOLL SUDRA #2 $3.99 TTN
44 272 265 3.84 FEB171363-M ADVENTURE TIME #63 $3.99 BOO
45 273 235 3.75 DEC161679 LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #2 (MR) $4.99 FAN
46 274 256 3.72 JAN171846 DISNEY PRINCESS #10 $3.99 JOE
47 278 258 3.63 DEC161922-M DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR THREE #2 $3.99 TTN
48 279 259 3.62 JAN171961-M DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR THREE #4 $3.99 TTN
49 284 285 3.51 FEB171442 SPONGEBOB COMICS #67 $3.99 UNI
50 285 264 3.51 NOV161805-M DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR THREE #4 $3.99 TTN

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER 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 21 33 1.91 DEC161385 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 06 $14.99 BOO
2 33 83 1.49 FEB172092 BORUTO GN VOL 01 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ
3 37 63 1.37 FEB172097 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 12 $12.99 VIZ
4 39 45 1.27 FEB171190 ARCHIE TP VOL 03 $17.99 ARC
5 42 89 1.20 FEB171764 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 21 $10.99 RAN
6 55 26 1.05 FEB171675 ROUGHNECK GN $29.99 POC
7 58 50 1.00 DEC161370 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS PINK TP VOL 01 $19.99 BOO
8 71 156 0.92 FEB172093 YU GI OH ARC V TP VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
9 79 147 0.84 FEB171443 SPONGEBOB COMICS TP VOL 01 SILLY SEA STORIES $10.95 ABR
10 90 166 0.78 OCT168319 DISNEY PRINCESS COMICS COLL TP VOL 02 $9.99 JOE
11 91 73 0.78 JUN161226 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 01 $19.99 BOO
12 94 112 0.76 MAR171184 MOTOR GIRL TP VOL 01 REAL LIFE $15.99 ABS
13 102 167 0.70 FEB171444 SPONGEBOB COMICS TP VOL 02 AQUATIC ADVENTURERS UNITE $10.95 ABR
14 108 201 0.68 FEB172077 SAVAGE TP $9.99 VAL
15 110 407 0.68 FEB172101 POKEMON XY GN VOL 10 $4.99 VIZ
16 116 153 0.66 JAN171949 MONSTER MUSUME GN VOL 11 (MR) $12.99 ST.
17 118 98 0.65 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
18 119 150 0.65 FEB172078 BLOODSHOT USA TP $14.99 VAL
19 124 223 0.63 FEB172076 HARBINGER RENEGADE TP VOL 01 THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON $9.99 VAL
20 125 115 0.62 SEP151087 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE $19.99 BEN
21 138 245 0.58 FEB172094 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
22 147 122 0.55 DEC151006 ARCHIE TP VOL 01 $19.99 ARC
23 158 228 0.51 FEB171765 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 10 $10.99 RAN
24 164 244 0.50 DEC161998 DISNEY MANGA BEAUTY & BEAST GN VOL 02 BEAST $10.99 TOK
25 165 190 0.49 FEB171212 ROAD TO RIVERDALE TP VOL 02 $14.99 ARC
26 170 249 0.48 DEC161997 DISNEY MANGA BEAUTY & BEAST GN VOL 01 BEAUTY $10.99 TOK
27 184 199 0.46 NOV161228 WOODS TP VOL 06 $14.99 BOO
28 185 85 0.45 MAR171735 HOSTAGE HC (MR) $29.95 DRA
29 190 326 0.44 FEB172099 FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ
30 191 175 0.44 FEB161202 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES $19.99 BEN
31 195 272 0.43 JAN171859 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 59 $10.99 RAN
32 197 195 0.42 SEP168357 NIMONA GN $14.99 HAR
33 211 225 0.39 FEB151172 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
34 213 236 0.39 JAN171401-M SABAN POWER RANGERS AFTERSHOCK MOVIE GN $14.99 BOO
34 213 114 0.39 DEC161824 SMALL FAVORS GN (A) $29.99 ONI
36 218 221 0.38 FEB171100 BLACK EYED KIDS TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 AFT
37 219 183 0.38 DEC161822 KAIJUMAX TP SEASON 02 $19.99 ONI
38 220 172 0.38 DEC161999 DISNEY MANGA BEAUTY & BEAST GN BOX SET LTD ED $19.99 TOK
39 221 240 0.38 SEP162089 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 01 OCARINA TIME $17.99 VIZ
40 222 359 0.38 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
41 230 194 0.37 MAY161680 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 ONI
42 232 257 0.37 DEC161371 JOYRIDE TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
43 244 246 0.35 FEB171737 DISNEY DARKWING DUCK COMICS COLL TP VOL 02 $14.99 JOE
44 248 196 0.35 JAN171227 HILLBILLY TP VOL 01 $17.99 ALB
45 251 231 0.34 NOV161226 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 02 $16.99 BOO
46 252 296 0.34 JAN171947 GHOST DIARY GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
46 252 252 0.34 FEB171663 NAMELESS CITY GN VOL 02 STONE HEART $14.99 ST.
48 257 292 0.33 APR128211 AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER $12.99 SCH
48 257 417 0.33 FEB172095 HAIKYU GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
50 259 420 0.33 FEB172105 WATER DRAGONS BRIDE GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ

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Publisher Market Shares: September 2017

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