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

Image Comics' The Walking Dead: Here's Negan The Walking Dead: Here's Negan, a hardcover collection of the comic strip by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn originally published in Image Comics' IMAGE+ magazine, was October's best-selling graphic novel and one of Image Comics' six titles in the top ten.

Also charting for Image Comics were Seven to Eternity Volume 2 at #3, Rat Queens Volume 4: High Fantasies at #4, I Hate Fairyland Volume 3: Good Girl at #6, Redneck Volume 1: Deep in the Heart at #7, and Low Volume 4: Outer Aspects of Inner Attitudes at #10.

DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, led by Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition at #2, followed by Super Sons Volume 1: When I Grow Up at #5 and Batman: Detective Comics Volume 3: League at #9.

Marvel Comics' Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel ranked #8 for the month.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN HC (MR) $19.99 JUL170766-M IMAGE COMICS
2 BATMAN FLASH THE BUTTON DELUXE ED HC $19.99 JUN170380-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
3 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 AUG170728 IMAGE COMICS
4 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 04 HIGH FANTASIES (MR) $14.99 AUG170704 IMAGE COMICS
5 SUPER SONS TP VOL 01 WHEN I GROW UP $12.99 JUL170465 DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 03 GOOD GIRL (MR) $16.99 AUG170669 IMAGE COMICS
7 REDNECK TP VOL 01 DEEP IN THE HEART (MR) $16.99 AUG170579-M IMAGE COMICS
8 STAR WARS SCREAMING CITADEL TP $17.99 JUL171215 MARVEL COMICS
9 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 03 LEAGUE $19.99 JUL170458 DC ENTERTAINMENT
10 LOW TP VOL 04 OUTER ASPECTS OF INNER ATTITUDES (MR) $16.99 JUN170763 IMAGE COMICS
11 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 05 (MR) $16.99 JUL170853 IMAGE COMICS
12 BATMAN NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN TP $16.99 JUL170456 DC ENTERTAINMENT
13 CIVIL WAR II TP $34.99 AUG171021 MARVEL COMICS
14 WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION TP $17.99 AUG171029 MARVEL COMICS
15 MR HIGGINS COMES HOME HC $14.99 JUN170024 DARK HORSE COMICS
16 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 02 WHO IS ARTEMIS $14.99 JUL170462 DC ENTERTAINMENT
17 WILD STORM TP VOL 01 $16.99 JUL170486 DC ENTERTAINMENT
18 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 14 (MR) $34.99 AUG170745 IMAGE COMICS
19 STAR WARS ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 $9.99 AUG170383 IDW PUBLISHING
20 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 03 TWILIGHT $16.99 JUL170457 DC ENTERTAINMENT
21 WILDSTORM A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS HC $29.99 MAY170352 DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 FLINTSTONES TP VOL 02 $16.99 JUL170475 DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 SECRET EMPIRE HC $60.00 AUG171008 MARVEL COMICS
24 HELLBOY IN HELL LIBRARY EDITION HC $49.99 JUN170017 DARK HORSE COMICS
25 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02 ESCAPE FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE $16.99 JUL170464 DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE TP VOL 03 $16.99 JUL170479 DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 PLASTIC TP (MR) $16.99 AUG170576 IMAGE COMICS
28 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS TP VOL 05 DEATH OF ILLUSION $16.99 JUL170471 DC ENTERTAINMENT
29 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 02 THE SMOKELESS FIRE $16.99 JUL170459 DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 AMERICA TP VOL 01 LIFE & TIMES  OF AMERICA CHAVEZ $17.99 JUL171208-M MARVEL COMICS
31 VENOM TP VOL 02 LAND BEFORE CRIME $16.99 AUG171024 MARVEL COMICS
32 SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 04 PREDATORS $15.99 JUL171213 MARVEL COMICS
33 LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 01 TRUST ME $19.99 MAY140936 MARVEL COMICS
34 JEAN GREY TP VOL 01 NIGHTMARE FUEL $17.99 JUL171210 MARVEL COMICS
35 DEMON BY JACK KIRBY TP $29.99 JUL170472 DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 03 $34.99 JUL170473 DC ENTERTAINMENT
37 SHANG-CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 $125.00 APR171133-M MARVEL COMICS
38 BLACK CLOUD TP VOL 01 NO EXIT (MR) $9.99 JUL170732 IMAGE COMICS
39 DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 03 BLOOD IN THE AETHER $19.99 AUG171034 MARVEL COMICS
40 INJUSTICE 2 HC VOL 01 $24.99 JUL170474 DC ENTERTAINMENT
41 WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01 $34.99 JUL170466 DC ENTERTAINMENT
42 STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING TP VOL 01 WARP TOUR $14.99 JUN171340 BOOM! STUDIOS
43 JUSTICE LEAGUE THEIR GREATEST TRIUMPHS TP $9.99 JUL170482 DC ENTERTAINMENT
43 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMAGE COMICS
43 BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 01 BACK IN THE HOOD $15.99 AUG171022 MARVEL COMICS
46 BLACK PANTHER CREW TP WE ARE THE STREETS $17.99 JUL171212 MARVEL COMICS
47 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 JUL151482 ONI PRESS INC.
48 HULK WORLD WAR HULK OMNIBUS HC $125.00 APR171130 MARVEL COMICS
49 VISITOR HOW AND WHY HE STAYED TP $19.99 JUN170030 DARK HORSE COMICS
50 ANIMOSITY TP VOL 02 $14.99 AUG171130 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
51 PREDATOR VS JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS SPLICE & DICE TP $17.99 APR178674 DARK HORSE COMICS
52 SHAOLIN COWBOY HC WHOLL STOP THE REIGN $19.99 JUN170045 DARK HORSE COMICS
53 SUPERMAN & MISERABLE ROTTEN NO FUN REALLY BAD DAY HC $14.99 JUN170359 DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 NEW SUPER MAN TP VOL 02 COMING TO AMERICA $16.99 JUL170460 DC ENTERTAINMENT
55 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1 $10.99 FEB170063 DARK HORSE COMICS
56 SWAMP THING THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAY170351 DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 JAN170850 IMAGE COMICS
58 THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG $125.00 APR171129 MARVEL COMICS
59 HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 06 HEDGE MAGIC $17.99 JUN170036 DARK HORSE COMICS
60 TOMB OF DRACULA COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01 $39.99 JUL171231 MARVEL COMICS
61 NOW #1 $9.99 JUL171883 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
62 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMAGE COMICS
63 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 01 SECRET ORIGINS $14.99 NOV160051 DARK HORSE COMICS
64 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803 IMAGE COMICS
65 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 FEB140265-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
66 GREEN LANTERN KYLE RAYNER TP VOL 01 $29.99 JUL170476 DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 LUCIFER TP VOL 03 BLOOD IN THE STREETS (MR) $16.99 JUL170491 DC ENTERTAINMENT
68 RIVERDALE TP VOL 01 $17.99 AUG171225 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
69 THOR VS HULK TP $29.99 JUL171196 MARVEL COMICS
70 ROYALS TP VOL 01 BEYOND INHUMAN $17.99 JUL171211 MARVEL COMICS
71 TANK GIRL WORLD WAR TANK GIRL TP $16.99 APR172049 TITAN COMICS
72 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE HC $29.99 JUN170390 DC ENTERTAINMENT
73 LOW DLX HC VOL 01 (MR) $49.99 MAY170634-M IMAGE COMICS
74 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 03 CIVIL WAR II $15.99 AUG171020 MARVEL COMICS
75 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $99.99 APR170428 DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 MAGNETO TP VOL 04 LAST DAYS $15.99 JUL150832 MARVEL COMICS
77 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 04 $16.99 JUN171327 BOOM! STUDIOS
78 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03 $12.99 JUN170777 IMAGE COMICS
79 TEA DRAGON SOCIETY HC $17.99 JUN171831 ONI PRESS INC.
80 MARVEL HORROR MAGAZINE COLLECTION TP $34.99 JUL171233 MARVEL COMICS
81 WEREWOLF BY NIGHT COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01 $39.99 JUL171232 MARVEL COMICS
82 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 28 (MR) $16.99 JUL170919 IMAGE COMICS
83 THOR HEROES RETURN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 APR171132 MARVEL COMICS
84 SECRET EMPIRE UNITED WE STAND TP SE $24.99 JUL171220 MARVEL COMICS
85 JUSTICE LEAGUE AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP $15.99 MAY170345 DC ENTERTAINMENT
86 MMW MIGHTY THOR HC VOL 16 $75.00 APR171139-M MARVEL COMICS
87 DEATHSTROKE THE TERMINATOR TP VOL 03 NUCLEAR WINTER $24.99 JUN170400 DC ENTERTAINMENT
88 THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 01 $24.99 JUL171198-M MARVEL COMICS
89 MY LITTLE PONY LEGENDS OF MAGIC TP VOL 01 $19.99 AUG170401 IDW PUBLISHING
90 GREEN VALLEY HC $29.99 JUN170660 IMAGE COMICS
91 GIANT DAYS TP VOL 06 $14.99 JUN171336 BOOM! STUDIOS
92 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY NEW GUARD TP VOL 04 GROUNDED $19.99 JUL171221 MARVEL COMICS
93 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 APR170834 IMAGE COMICS
94 SECRET WARRIORS TP VOL 01 SECRET EMPIRE SE $15.99 JUL171219 MARVEL COMICS
95 DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION AFTERLIFE TP $39.99 JUL171230 MARVEL COMICS
96 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 SEP160815 IMAGE COMICS
97 GOLGOTHA TP $16.99 AUG170552 IMAGE COMICS
98 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR SAGA OMNIBUS HC $75.00 MAY170344 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 MARVELS THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE TP $15.99 JUN171061 MARVEL COMICS
100 SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01 $34.99 JUL170463 DC ENTERTAINMENT

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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.

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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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