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

An ancient evil brings two wary heros, Batman and The Shadow, into an alliance to save the world in Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano's The Shadow/Batman #1 from Dynamite Entertainment, October's best-selling non-premier comic book.

Archie Comics' Jughead: The Hunger #1, the latest horror comic from Archie Comics, ranked #2.

BOOM! Studios had three titles in the top ten: Rugrats #1, based on the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, at #3; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #20 at #5; and Go Go Power Rangers #4 at #10.

Valiant Entertainment had three titles in the top ten: Eternity #1 at #4, X-O Manowar #8 at #7, and Bloodshot: Salvation #2 at #9.

Benitez Production's Lady Mechanika: The Clockwork Assassin #3 ranked #6.

Finally, Oni Press' Rick and Morty #31 ranked #8.

BOOM! Studios' Steven Universe Volume 1: Warp Tour was October's best-selling non-premier graphic novel and one of the publisher's three titles in the top ten. Also charting from BOOM! were Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume 4 at #7 and Giant Days Volume 6 at #9.

Oni Press had two titles in top ten: Rick and Morty Volume 1 ranked #2 and The Tea Dragon Society ranked #8.

Aftershock Comics' Animosity Volume 2 ranked #3.

Fantagraphics Books' Now #1 ranked #4.

Archie Comics' Riverdale Volume 1, based on The CW television series, ranked #5.

Finally, Titan Comics' Tank Girl: World War Tank Girl ranked #6.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2017

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RANK
OVERALL
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RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 58 39 35.75 AUG171470-M SHADOW BATMAN #1 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
2 143 134 13.40 AUG171212-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1 (MR) $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
3 155 145 12.23 AUG171302-M RUGRATS #1 $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
4 158 163 12.01 AUG172103-M ETERNITY #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
5 159 147 11.95 AUG171334-M MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #20 $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
6 163 139 11.48 JUL171461 LADY MECHANIKA CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN #3 $3.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
7 169 161 10.48 AUG172120-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #8 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
8 170 162 10.46 AUG171878-M RICK & MORTY #31 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
9 174 175 9.90 AUG172109-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #2 [*] $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
10 178 169 9.63 AUG171330-M GO GO POWER RANGERS #4 $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
11 181 174 9.26 AUG171880-M RICK & MORTY POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #4 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
12 187 171 9.02 AUG171492-M HACK SLASH VS VAMPIRELLA #1 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
13 191 180 8.75 AUG171876-M INVADER ZIM #24 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
14 199 194 8.10 AUG171348-M JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #8 $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
15 201 182 7.95 JUN171819-M TICK 2017 #1 $3.99 NEW ENGLAND COMICS
16 203 198 7.85 AUG171220-M ARCHIES #1 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
17 209 203 7.60 AUG171593-M SHEENA #2 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
18 213 190 7.45 NOV161085 HILLBILLY #8 $3.99 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
19 215 197 7.34 AUG171122 DARK ARK #2 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
20 221 211 6.58 AUG171120-M ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #1 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
21 222 229 6.54 AUG171586-M SHADOW #3 CVR A KIRKHAM $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
22 229 234 6.27 AUG171609-M KISS VAMPIRELLA #5 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
23 230 235 6.24 JUL171724-M VAMPIRELLA #7 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
24 233 228 5.97 AUG171123 BABYTEETH #5 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
25 237 207 5.94 AUG171083-M DANGER DOLL SQUAD #1 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
26 241 248 5.83 AUG172115-M SHADOWMAN/RAE SREMMURD #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
27 245 254 5.72 AUG171059 MOTOR GIRL #9 $3.99 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
28 247 185 5.66 AUG171299-M EUGENIC #1 $5.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
29 249 237 5.62 AUG171978-M FIGHTING AMERICAN #1 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
30 252 218 5.53 AUG171113-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #40 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
31 256 266 5.30 AUG171308-M BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA OLD MAN JACK #2 $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
32 259 255 5.16 AUG171127 ANIMOSITY #10 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
33 260 272 5.07 AUG171362-M STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #9 $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
34 261 259 5.05 AUG171842-M VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 2 #1 $3.99 LION FORGE
35 262 273 5.01 AUG171555 JAMES BOND KILL CHAIN #4 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
36 264 263 4.95 JUL172234-M STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #6 $3.99 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
37 267 276 4.90 AUG171340-M WWE #10 $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
38 269 277 4.89 AUG171537-M GAME OF THRONES CLASH OF KINGS #5 (MR) $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
39 270 278 4.87 AUG172124-M WAR MOTHER #3 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
40 271 279 4.83 AUG172128-M HARBINGER RENEGADE #8 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
41 274 282 4.71 AUG171523-M ASH VS AOD #4 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
42 275 284 4.69 AUG171325-M GRASS KINGS #8 $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
43 276 283 4.69 JUL171764-M GWAR ORGASMAGEDDON #4 (MR) $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
44 280 286 4.54 AUG171548-M GRUMPY CAT GARFIELD #3 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
45 281 287 4.54 AUG171222-M RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #7 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
46 283 275 4.52 AUG171124 JIMMYS BASTARDS #4 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
47 287 291 4.40 AUG171600-M SKIN & EARTH #4 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
48 289 294 4.33 AUG172133-M FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #4 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
49 290 296 4.21 AUG171297 SPONGEBOB COMICS #73 $3.99 UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
50 295 289 4.08 JUL171320 GALAKTIKON #2 $3.99 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2017

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RANK
OVERALL
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RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 42 73 1.55 JUN171340 STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING TP VOL 01 WARP TOUR $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
2 47 45 1.49 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
3 50 71 1.46 AUG171130 ANIMOSITY TP VOL 02 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
4 61 141 1.29 JUL171883 NOW #1 $9.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
5 68 83 1.19 AUG171225 RIVERDALE TP VOL 01 $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
6 71 86 1.14 APR172049 TANK GIRL WORLD WAR TANK GIRL TP $16.99 TITAN COMICS
7 77 96 1.11 JUN171327 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 04 $16.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
8 79 93 1.09 JUN171831 TEA DRAGON SOCIETY HC $17.99 ONI PRESS INC.
9 91 116 0.99 JUN171336 GIANT DAYS TP VOL 06 $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
10 107 104 0.89 AUG171627 WONDER WOMAN 77 BIONIC WOMAN TP $19.99 D. E.
11 108 60 0.88 AUG171285 LADY MECHANIKA OVERSIZED HC VOL 01 $28.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
12 111 95 0.85 SEP171573 UNQUOTABLE TRUMP GN $19.95 DRAWN & QUARTERLY
13 122 136 0.75 AUG171221 JUGHEAD TP VOL 03 $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
14 132 121 0.69 FEB161683 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
15 133 237 0.69 JUN171847 STUMPTOWN GN VOL 01 (SQ1) (MR) $10.00 ONI PRESS INC.
16 136 90 0.68 JUL171885 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 10 SECRET HONDORICA $29.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
17 137 244 0.68 AUG172138 RAPTURE TP $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
18 150 216 0.64 JUN172022 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS GN ED $10.99 TOKYOPOP
19 151 150 0.64 JUN171950 PENNY DREADFUL TP VOL 01 THE AWAKING $16.99 TITAN COMICS
20 159 185 0.60 AUG171193 LUMBERJANES ILLUS HC NOVEL VOL 01 UNICORN POWER $14.99 AMULET BOOKS
21 161 92 0.59 AUG171732 CROW HC GN $29.99 GALLERY 13
22 164 204 0.58 JUN171315 LADYCASTLE TP $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
23 171 156 0.54 MAY161680 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
24 176 138 0.53 AUG171557 JAMES BOND BLACK BOX HC $24.99 D. E.
25 178 163 0.52 AUG171973 COMIC BOOK STORY OF VIDEO GAMES GN $18.99 TEN SPEED PRESS
26 180 166 0.52 APR171895 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
27 181 229 0.51 AUG172102 DRAGONS CROWN GN VOL 01 $12.99 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
28 197 221 0.46 AUG178710-M 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK TP (MR) $14.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
29 199 181 0.46 AUG171647 BAKING WITH KAFKA HC $19.95 DRAWN & QUARTERLY
30 200 192 0.45 NOV161705 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 04 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
31 201 247 0.44 AUG171228 ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS FESTIVAL TP $14.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
32 205 365 0.42 AUG171070 MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR LUCKY CHARM TP $9.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
33 207 256 0.41 FEB151172 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
34 212 252 0.40 JUL171999 GENERATIONS GN VOL 01 $14.99 LION FORGE
35 214 386 0.39 JUN171848 THE BUNKER GN VOL 01 (SQ1) $10.00 ONI PRESS INC.
36 219 206 0.38 AUG178030-M MY FRIEND DAHMER GN $19.99 ABRAMS COMICARTS
37 222 213 0.38 OCT151564 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
37 222 175 0.38 JUL172114 JOHN CARPENTER TALES FOR HALLOWEEN NIGHT GN VOL 03 $24.99 STORM KING PRODUCTIONS, INC
39 231 360 0.37 JUL172215 DISNEY FAIRIES MANGA GN VOL 02 TINKER BELL SECRET $10.99 TOKYOPOP
40 233 233 0.36 MAY171439 ARMY OF DARKNESS XENA FOREVER AND A DAY TP $19.99 D. E.
41 235 248 0.36 MAY171853 WARHAMMER 40000 TP VOL 02 REVELATIONS $16.99 TITAN COMICS
42 237 311 0.35 AUG171719 SCIENCE COMICS DOGS GN $12.99 :01 FIRST SECOND
43 238 403 0.35 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
44 245 283 0.34 JUL171884 PEPPY IN THE WILD WEST GN HERGE $16.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
45 252 230 0.33 AUG171847 THE GHOST OF GAUDI HC $19.99 LION FORGE
46 255 286 0.33 FEB171190 ARCHIE TP VOL 03 $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
47 256 238 0.33 OCT161708 RICK & MORTY LIL POOPY SUPERSTAR TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
48 260 271 0.32 JUL172194 LITTLE NIGHTMARES HC $16.99 TITAN COMICS
49 261 251 0.32 JUL171807 JOHN CARTER THE END TP $19.99 D. E.
50 268 325 0.32 JUN171293 COADY & THE CREEPIES TP $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
50 268 143 0.32 JUL171769 JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 $39.99 D. E.

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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.