Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: August 2017

Benitez Production's Lady Mechanika: The Clockwork Assassin #2 was August's best-selling small press comic book.

Archie Comics had two titles in the top ten: Sabrina #8 at #2 and Archie #23 at #6.

Oni Press had four titles among the top ten: Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #2 at #3, Invader Zim #22 at #4, Rick and Morty #29 at #5, and Dead of Winter #1 at #8.

Albatross Funnybooks had two titles in the top ten: Hillbilly #7 at #7 and Galaktikon #1 at #9.

Finally, Aftershock Comics' Babyteeth #3 ranked #10.

Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows' Providence Act III from Avatar Press was the month's best-selling small press graphic novel.

Kodansha Comics' Attack on Titan Volume 22 ranked #2.

Oni Press had three titles in the top ten: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life ranked #3, Invader Zim Volume 4 ranked #4, and Rick and Morty Volume 1 ranked #5.

Archie Comics' Archie Volume 4 ranked #6.

Natasha Alterici's Heathen Volume 1 from Vault Comics ranked #7.

Titan Books' Rick and Morty Official Coloring Book ranked #9.

Bantam Spectra's Mystery Knight ranked #9.

Finally, Abrams' Spongebob Comics Volume 3: Tales from the Haunted Pineapple ranked #10.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 169 140 11.87 JUN171278 LADY MECHANIKA CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN #2 $3.99 BEN
2 188 163 10.91 JUN171215-M SABRINA #8 (MR) $3.99 ARC
3 194 173 10.28 JUN171836-M RICK & MORTY POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #2 $3.99 ONI
4 196 178 10.08 MAY171721-M INVADER ZIM #22 $3.99 ONI
5 197 179 10.06 JUN171842-M RICK & MORTY #29 $3.99 ONI
6 213 195 9.20 JUN171217-M ARCHIE #23 $3.99 ARC
7 225 194 8.48 OCT161113 HILLBILLY #7 $3.99 ALB
8 226 187 8.47 JUN171833-M DEAD OF WINTER #1 [*] $3.99 ONI
9 240 204 7.94 JUN171142 GALAKTIKON #1 $3.99 ALB
10 244 208 7.84 JUN171133 BABYTEETH #3 (MR) $3.99 AFT
11 247 188 7.58 JUN171091-M DANGER DOLL SQUAD #0 (MR) $4.99 ACT
12 248 205 7.49 JUN171614-M LARKS KILLER #1 $3.99 DEV
13 254 225 7.01 JUN171130-M UNHOLY GRAIL #2 $3.99 AFT
14 262 213 6.60 JUN171121-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ORIGINS #2 (MR) $4.99 ACT
15 272 258 6.19 JUN171078 MOTOR GIRL #8 $3.99 ABS
16 284 255 5.75 JUN171134 ANIMOSITY #9 (MR) $3.99 AFT
17 288 242 5.64 JUN171115-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #38 (MR) $4.99 ACT
18 292 262 5.54 MAY171939-M STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #4 $3.99 UDO
19 300 271 5.37 JUN171132 JIMMYS BASTARDS #3 (MR) $3.99 AFT
20 306 295 5.15 JUN171226-M RIVERDALE #5 $3.99 ARC
21 316 293 4.81 FEB171749 DISNEY PRINCESS #12 $3.99 JOE
22 326 319 4.42 JUN171284 SPONGEBOB COMICS #71 $3.99 UNI
23 330 315 4.16 DEC161183 SHIPWRECK #5 $3.99 AFT
24 332 339 4.16 JUN171223-M JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #9 $3.99 ARC
25 335 299 4.07 JUN171671 LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #3 (MR) $4.99 FAN
26 342 202 3.97 JUN171433-M LADY DEATH MERCILESS ONSLAUGHT #1 (MR) $7.99 COF
27 348 329 3.90 MAY172086-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #8 $3.99 ZEN
28 354 251 3.75 JUN171214 MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #2 THE AVENGERS $6.99 ARC
29 360 371 3.63 JUN171076 BATVARK #1 $4.00 AAR
30 362 317 3.60 JUN171097-M DOLLFACE #8 (MR) $4.99 ACT
31 365 360 3.42 MAY171645-M PHANTOM PRESIDENT KENNEDYS MISSION #1 $3.99 HER
32 367 361 3.39 JUN171778 GHOST MONEY #1 (MR) $3.99 LIO
33 369 366 3.36 MAY172082-M ROBYN HOOD THE HUNT #1 $3.99 ZEN
34 377 393 3.16 JUN171227-M ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #2 $3.99 ARC
35 379 378 3.10 MAY172077-M GFT TAROT #1 $3.99 ZEN
36 384 352 3.07 JUN171109-M VAMPBLADE SEASON TWO #6 (MR) $4.99 ACT
37 392 391 2.94 JUN172213-M VAN HELSING VS THE WEREWOLF #2 $3.99 ZEN
38 399 405 2.85 JUN171242-M LOLA XOXO VOL 2 #2 $3.99 ASP
39 406 259 2.58 JUN171366-M LOOKERS EMBER #1 WEBCAM BIKINI TOPLESS (MR) $7.99 AVA
40 407 333 2.56 JAN171389 BLACK #6 (MR) $5.99 BLA
41 411 415 2.42 JUN172241-M GFT GRIMM TALES OF TERROR VOL 3 #8 A CVR ERIC J (MR) $3.99 ZEN
42 412 414 2.42 JUN172093 HEATHEN #5 $3.99 VAU
43 415 434 2.38 MAY171717 LETTER 44 #35 $3.99 ONI
44 418 436 2.32 JUN171256-M ALL NEW FATHOM #7 $3.99 ASP
45 422 426 2.27 MAY172094-M GFT RED AGENT HUMAN ORDER #9 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
46 427 433 2.20 JUN171779 CATALYST PRIME INCIDENTALS #1 $3.99 LIO
47 428 432 2.20 MAY171069-M LAND THAT TIME FORGOT FROM EARTHS CORE #1 $3.99 AME
48 429 435 2.17 MAY171200 SPACE RIDERS GALAXY OF BRUTALITY #3 (MR) $3.99 BLA
49 432 377 2.07 MAY171667 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #245 $5.99 KEN
50 433 442 2.06 JUN171135 ALTERS #6 (MR) $3.99 AFT

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 36 33 1.72 JUN171260 PROVIDENCE LTD HC ACT 03 (MR) $21.99 AVA
2 39 89 1.65 MAY171669 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 22 $10.99 RAN
3 42 190 1.63 FEB108442 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
4 46 43 1.57 MAY171724 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 04 $19.99 ONI
5 49 45 1.54 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
6 51 56 1.52 JUN171219 ARCHIE TP VOL 04 $17.99 ARC
7 59 69 1.34 MAY171994 HEATHEN TP VOL 01 $15.99 VAU
8 70 90 1.22 JUN172018 RICK AND MORTY OFFICIAL COLORING BOOK $14.95 RAN
9 91 51 1.03 MAY171202 MYSTERY KNIGHT GN $26.00 RAN
10 128 201 0.80 JUN171285 SPONGEBOB COMICS TP VOL 03 TALES FROM HAUNTED PINEAPPLE $10.99 ABR
11 133 184 0.76 MAY171784 MONSTER MUSUME GN VOL 12 (MR) $12.99 ST.
12 141 47 0.74 DEC161677 MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS GN $39.99 FAN
13 163 114 0.68 MAY171540 PALOOKAVILLE HC VOL 23 (MR) $22.95 DRA
14 168 147 0.67 FEB161683 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI
15 192 271 0.59 JUN171746 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 11 $10.99 RAN
16 196 170 0.58 MAY171595 MY PRETTY VAMPIRE HC $19.99 FAN
17 198 226 0.58 JUN171107 SPENCER & LOCKE TP VOL 01 $14.99 ACT
18 206 141 0.56 APR171752 EIGHTBALL LIKE A VELVET GLOVE CAST IN IRON TP WRAP CVR ED (O $24.99 FAN
19 207 169 0.56 APR171895 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05 $19.99 ONI
20 227 227 0.53 JUN171799 LITTLE PIERROT HC VOL 01 GET THE MOON $14.99 LIO
21 243 198 0.50 JAN171227 HILLBILLY TP VOL 01 $17.99 ALB
22 244 199 0.49 NOV161705 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 04 $19.99 ONI
23 247 429 0.48 JUN171233 BEST OF JOSIE & PUSSYCATS TP $9.99 ARC
24 249 202 0.48 MAY171599 END OF F$$$ING WORLD HC $19.99 FAN
25 250 222 0.48 MAY161133 SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 ARC
26 252 155 0.47 JUN171261 ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON HC (MR) $27.99 AVA
27 253 365 0.47 MAY171907 DISNEY MANGA TANGLED GN $10.99 TOK
28 265 320 0.45 MAY171998 SHE AND HER CAT GN $12.95 RAN
29 288 622 0.41 JUN171230 ARCHIE GIANT COMICS TREAT TP $7.99 ARC
30 290 350 0.40 JUN171754 THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 RAN
31 292 321 0.40 FEB171819 ATOMIC BLONDE THE COLDEST CITY GN $14.99 ONI
32 293 354 0.40 JUN171726 GREGORY AND THE GARGOYLES HC VOL 01 (OF 3) $12.95 HUM
33 295 246 0.40 OCT111102 LIFE & DEATH OF FRITZ THE CAT HC (MR) $19.99 FAN
34 297 360 0.40 MAY171198 DREGS TP VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 BLA
35 301 340 0.39 MAY171780 CITRUS GN VOL 06 (MR) $13.99 ST.
36 303 433 0.38 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
37 307 424 0.38 JUN140836 FATHOM KILLIANS TIDE TP $12.99 ASP
38 309 333 0.37 JUN172168 DELICIOUS IN DUNGEON GN VOL 02 $15.00 HAC
39 311 382 0.37 MAY171783 DONT MEDDLE WITH MY DAUGHTER GN VOL 01 (OF 3) (MR) $12.99 ST.
40 316 260 0.37 OCT161708 RICK & MORTY LIL POOPY SUPERSTAR TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
41 319 338 0.36 APR171926 REM 8 TP VOL 01 $14.99 ROT
42 323 167 0.36 JUN171636 CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG HC $29.95 DRA
43 337 359 0.34 JUN171795 WATER MEMORY GN VOL 01 $14.99 LIO
44 338 428 0.34 JUN171750 KIGURUMI GUARDIANS GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 RAN
45 342 401 0.34 APR128211 AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER $12.99 SCH
45 342 363 0.34 JUL171921 MIGHTY JACK GN VOL 02 GOBLIN KING $14.99 ST.
47 349 180 0.34 JUN171635 BORDER WORLDS GN (MR) $29.95 DOV
48 352 394 0.34 APR171944 HATSUNE MIKU BAD END NIGHT GN VOL 02 $13.99 ST.
49 359 441 0.33 JUN172173 HIGH SCHOOL DXD GN VOL 09 (MR) $13.00 HAC
50 361 446 0.33 JUN171910 MISS KOBAYASHIS DRAGON MAID GN VOL 04 $12.99 ST.

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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.

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Publisher Market Shares: October 2017

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