Exclusive: July's Top 100 Best-Selling Graphic Novels

Image Comics' Monstress Volume 2Monstress Volume 2, the second volume in Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda's steampunk meets kaiju series from Image Comics, was July's best-selling graphic novel.

Image Comics had three titles total among the top ten, including Curse Words Volume 1 at #4 and Black Science Volume 6 at #9.

Oni Press' Rick and Morty Volume 1 returned to the top ten at #2 for the month. Marvel Comics' Star Wars Volume 5: Yoda's Secret War ranked #3.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten: The Flash Volume 3: Rogues Reloaded ranked #5 and Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ranked #7.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten as well; The Legend of Korra Volume 1: Turf Wars Part 1 ranked #6 and Serenity Volume 5: No Power in the 'Verse ranked #10.

IDW Publishing's Batman/TMNT Adventures ranked #8 for the month. 

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 APR170834-M IMA
2 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 JUL151482-M ONI
3 STAR WARS TP VOL 05 YODAS SECRET WAR $17.99 MAR171131 MAR
4 CURSE WORDS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 MAY170612-M IMA
5 FLASH TP VOL 03 ROGUES RELOADED (REBIRTH) $16.99 APR170413 DC
6 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1 $10.99 FEB170063 DAR
7 BATMAN TMNT TP VOL 01 $16.99 APR170419 DC
8 BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TP $19.99 APR170539-M IDW
9 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 MAY170662 IMA
10 SERENITY HC VOL 05 NO POWER IN THE VERSE $19.99 MAR170077 DAR
11 HE MAN THUNDERCATS TP $16.99 APR170425 DC
12 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 03 TIMELESS (REBIRTH) $16.99 APR170415 DC
13 MS MARVEL TP VOL 07 DAMAGE PER SECOND $17.99 APR171160 MAR
14 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS A KIDS COLORING BOOK TP $7.99 APR170421 DC
15 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 02 THE GOSPEL OF SLADE (REBIRTH) $16.99 APR170412 DC
16 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 JAN170850 IMA
17 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05 $19.99 APR171895 ONI
18 SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 01 EARTH GIRL MADE EASY (MR) $16.99 APR170410 DC
19 DARKNESS BATMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY CROSSOVER COLL TP (MR) $19.99 MAY170618 IMA
20 SHE-HULK TP VOL 01 DECONSTRUCTED $17.99 APR171147 MAR
21 BERSERK TP VOL 38 (MR) $14.99 MAR170101 DAR
22 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 06 WORLDWIDE $19.99 APR171158 MAR
23 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
24 MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 02 LORDS OF MIDGARD $19.99 MAY170960 MAR
25 BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 05 $12.99 MAY170652 IMA
26 WONDER WOMAN BY GREG RUCKA TP VOL 02 $29.99 APR170440 DC
27 BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP $16.99 MAY170610 IMA
28 TOKYO GHOST DLX ED HC (MR) $39.99 APR170747-M IMA
29 PUNISHER TP VOL 02 END OF THE LINE $17.99 APR171161 MAR
30 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMA
31 EMPRESS TP BOOK 01 $19.99 APR171128 MAR
32 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803 IMA
33 DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 04 IDENTITY $17.99 APR171159 MAR
34 INHUMANS VS X-MEN HC $50.00 APR171137 MAR
35 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 05 FOUR SWORDS $17.99 MAY172001 VIZ
36 INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO HC VOL 01 $24.99 APR170427 DC
37 DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERER SUPREME OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 JAN171096 MAR
38 BLACK ROAD TP VOL 02 A PAGAN DEATH (MR) $16.99 MAY170660 IMA
39 MERCENARY SEA TP VOL 01 $9.99 JUL140501 IMA
39 CROGAN ADVENTURES COLOR GN VOL 01 CATFOOTS VENGEANCE $17.99 SEP148261 ONI
41 GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER TP VOL 01 $16.99 APR170424 DC
42 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 18 DEADPOOL VS MARVEL $39.99 APR171170 MAR
43 ETHER TP VOL 01 DEATH OF THE LAST GOLDEN BLAZE $14.99 MAR170043 DAR
44 FANTASTIC FOUR INHUMANS TP ATLANTIS RISING $39.99 OCT130767 MAR
45 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY NEW GUARD TP VOL 02 WANTED $19.99 APR171154 MAR
46 PLANETARY TP BOOK 01 $29.99 APR170433 DC
47 GAMORA MEMENTO MORI TP $15.99 APR171149 MAR
48 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 04 IVX $16.99 MAY170946 MAR
49 CLEAN ROOM TP VOL 03 WAITING FOR THE STARS (MR) $16.99 APR170448 DC
50 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 THE LIES (REBIRTH) $16.99 NOV160320 DC
51 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 SEP160815 IMA
52 FROSTBITE TP (MR) $16.99 APR170452 DC
52 MAGE TP BOOK 01 HERO DISCOVERED VOL 01 $19.99 MAY170640 IMA
54 LOOSE ENDS TP (MR) $16.99 APR170742 IMA
55 NIGHTWING TP VOL 06 TO SERVE AND PROTECT $24.99 APR170434 DC
56 UNCANNY X-MEN SUPERIOR TP VOL 04 IVX $16.99 MAY170947 MAR
57 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM (REBIRTH) $16.99 OCT160291 DC
58 MMW SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 01 $75.00 JAN171094-M MAR
59 MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO TP $16.99 APR170431 DC
59 NOVA RESURRECTION TP $19.99 MAY170951 MAR
61 FLASH REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01 $34.99 APR170414 DC
62 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 FEB140265-M DC
63 KILLING MARS TP (MR) $9.99 MAY178115 BIG
64 SCALPED TP BOOK 01 (MR) $24.99 APR170454 DC
65 HP LOVECRAFT HOUND & STORIES TP TANABE (MR) $12.99 MAR170121 DAR
66 AVENGERS BY JONATHAN HICKMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 JAN171093 MAR
67 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP KRAVENS LAST HUNT $39.99 MAR171165 MAR
68 JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01 $34.99 APR170416 DC
69 UNCANNY AVENGERS UNITY TP VOL 04 RED SKULL $17.99 MAY170961 MAR
70 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 02 YEAR ONE (REBIRTH) $16.99 FEB170298 DC
71 SOLID STATE TP $19.99 MAY170645 IMA
72 US AVENGERS TP VOL 01 AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE MECHANICS $17.99 APR171146 MAR
73 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
74 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLL ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS TP VOL 02 $39.99 APR171171 MAR
75 VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 01 $29.99 JAN178426 CIN
76 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK TP VOL 03 BIG APPLE SHOWDOWN $17.99 APR171145 MAR
77 SOUTHERN CROSS TP VOL 02 ROMULUS (MR) $16.99 FEB170748 IMA
78 BLACK SINISTER HC $9.99 MAR170044 DAR
78 CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION TP BUCKY REBORN $39.99 APR171163 MAR
80 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC
81 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 JAN140558-M IMA
82 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
83 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BORN TP NEW PTG $19.99 OCT161024 MAR
83 MIGHTY THOR PREM HC VOL 03 ASGARD SHIAR WAR $24.99 APR171141 MAR
85 NOCTURNALS SINISTER PATH GN VOL 01 $19.95 APR171366-M BIG
86 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MAR
87 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 MAR130303 DC
87 SUPERGIRL THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01 $29.99 APR170436 DC
89 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 MAR160684 IMA
90 STREET ANGEL GANG HC $19.99 MAY170648 IMA
91 VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 02 $29.99 JAN178427 CIN
92 DEPT H HC VOL 02 AFTER THE FLOOD $19.99 MAR170042 DAR
93 DARING ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02 $29.99 APR170422 DC
93 RAGNAROK HC VOL 02 LORD OF THE DEAD $24.99 JAN170553 IDW
95 AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION OPERATION GALACTIC STORM TP $39.99 MAY170982 MAR
96 DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 NOV150279-M DC
97 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 JUL100692 MAR
98 PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT TP VOL 03 CARELESS WHISKERS $15.99 APR171156 MAR
99 ELSEWORLDS JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 $34.99 APR170423 DC
100 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 AUG120709 MAR

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