Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: October 2017

Archie Comics' Jughead: The Hunger #1Archie Comics' Jughead: The Hunger #1, a one-shot horror comic, was the best-selling small press comic book of October. Also in the top ten for Archie, The Archies #1, a series focused on the musical side of the Riverdale gang, ranked #7.

Benitez Productions' Lady Mechankia: The Clockwork Assassin #3 ranked #2.

Oni Press had three titles in the top ten: Rick and Morty #31 ranked #3, Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #4 ranked #4, and Invader Zim #24 ranked #5.

New England Comics' The Tick #1 ranked #6.

Albatross Funnybooks' Hillbilly #2 ranked #8.

Finally, Aftershock Comics had two titles in the top ten: Dark Ark #2 ranked #9 and Animosity: Evolution #1 ranked #10.

Oni Press' Rick and Morty Volume 1, originally published in 2015, returned to the top of the sales charts as October's best-selling small press graphic novel. Other Oni Press titles in the top ten include The Tea Dragon Society at #5, Rick and Morty Volume 2 at #9, and Stumptown Volume 1 at #10.

Aftershock Comics' Animosity Volume 2 ranked #2.

Fantagraphics Books' Now #1 ranked #3.

Archie Comics' Riverdale Volume 1, based on the hit CW series, ranked #4 and Jughead Volume 4 ranked #8.

Benitez Productions' Lady Mechanika Oversized Volume 1 ranked #6.

Finally, Drawn & Quarterly's The Unquotable Trump ranked #7.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 143 134 13.40 AUG171212-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1 (MR) $3.99 ARC
2 163 139 11.48 JUL171461 LADY MECHANIKA CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN #3 $3.99 BEN
3 170 162 10.46 AUG171878-M RICK & MORTY #31 $3.99 ONI
4 181 174 9.26 AUG171880-M RICK & MORTY POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #4 $3.99 ONI
5 191 180 8.75 AUG171876-M INVADER ZIM #24 $3.99 ONI
6 201 182 7.95 JUN171819-M TICK 2017 #1 $3.99 NEW
7 203 198 7.85 AUG171220-M ARCHIES #1 $3.99 ARC
8 213 190 7.45 NOV161085 HILLBILLY #8 $3.99 ALB
9 215 197 7.34 AUG171122 DARK ARK #2 $3.99 AFT
10 221 211 6.58 AUG171120-M ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #1 (MR) $3.99 AFT
11 233 228 5.97 AUG171123 BABYTEETH #5 (MR) $3.99 AFT
12 237 207 5.94 AUG171083-M DANGER DOLL SQUAD #1 (MR) $4.99 ACT
13 245 254 5.72 AUG171059 MOTOR GIRL #9 $3.99 ABS
14 252 218 5.53 AUG171113-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #40 (MR) $4.99 ACT
15 259 255 5.16 AUG171127 ANIMOSITY #10 (MR) $3.99 AFT
16 261 259 5.05 AUG171842-M VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 2 #1 $3.99 LIO
17 264 263 4.95 JUL172234-M STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #6 $3.99 UDO
18 281 287 4.54 AUG171222-M RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #7 $3.99 ARC
19 283 275 4.52 AUG171124 JIMMYS BASTARDS #4 (MR) $3.99 AFT
20 290 296 4.21 AUG171297 SPONGEBOB COMICS #73 $3.99 UNI
21 295 289 4.08 JUL171320 GALAKTIKON #2 $3.99 ALB
22 297 225 4.04 JUL172364-M GFT 2017 HALLOWEEN ED $5.99 ZEN
23 306 301 3.73 JUN172225-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #9 $3.99 ZEN
24 312 308 3.63 MAY171077-M UNDERDOG #2 $3.99 AME
25 319 246 3.35 JUL171439-M CINEMA PURGATORIO #12 (MR) $6.99 AVA
26 328 306 3.19 AUG171090-M DOLLFACE #10 (MR) $4.99 ACT
27 332 326 3.13 JUN171136 ELEANOR & THE EGRET #4 $3.99 AFT
28 339 352 3.04 AUG171236-M LOLA XOXO VOL 2 #4 $3.99 ASP
29 345 359 2.94 AUG171885 DEAD OF WINTER #3 $3.99 ONI
30 348 317 2.93 JUN178780-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ORIGINS #4 (MR) $4.99 ACT
31 351 345 2.88 AUG171057 STRANGE CEREBUS #1 $4.00 AAR
32 352 347 2.86 AUG171639-M LARKS KILLER #3 $3.99 DEV
33 355 323 2.82 AUG171107-M VAMPBLADE SEASON TWO #8 (MR) $4.99 ACT
34 358 353 2.72 AUG172254-M VAN HELSING VS THE WEREWOLF #4 $3.99 ZEN
35 360 281 2.70 AUG171209 MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #3 THOR $6.99 ARC
36 364 334 2.63 MAY171119 TREMENDOUS TRUMP (ONE SHOT) $4.99 ANT
37 366 410 2.61 AUG171230 ARCHIE HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1 $2.99 ARC
38 367 380 2.61 AUG171226-M ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #3 $3.99 ARC
39 370 384 2.56 AUG171245-M ASPEN UNIVERSE DECIMATION #1 $3.99 ASP
40 374 372 2.51 JUL171339-M HATCHET #1 (MR) $3.99 AME
41 376 376 2.47 JUL172387-M ROBYN HOOD THE HUNT #3 $3.99 ZEN
42 378 379 2.42 JUN172229-M BLACK SABLE #2 $3.99 ZEN
43 386 393 2.32 AUG171882 DAMNED #5 (MR) $3.99 ONI
44 389 389 2.27 AUG171129 FU JITSU #2 $3.99 AFT
45 391 399 2.20 AUG171874 MADE MEN #2 $3.99 ONI
46 399 395 2.06 AUG178573-M DARK ARK #1 $3.99 AFT
47 402 401 2.00 JUN172221-M GFT TAROT #2 $3.99 ZEN
48 406 349 1.89 AUG171814 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #248 $5.99 KEN
49 407 290 1.86 AUG171383-M LOOKERS EMBER #3 UNDERCOVER TOPLESS (MR) $7.99 AVA
50 411 298 1.77 JUL171580-M JUNGLE FANTASY SURVIVORS #5 ICE AGE SUNRISE (MR) $7.99 AVA

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 47 45 1.49 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
2 50 71 1.46 AUG171130 ANIMOSITY TP VOL 02 $14.99 AFT
3 61 141 1.29 JUL171883 NOW #1 $9.99 FAN
4 68 83 1.19 AUG171225 RIVERDALE TP VOL 01 $17.99 ARC
5 79 93 1.09 JUN171831 TEA DRAGON SOCIETY HC $17.99 ONI
6 108 60 0.88 AUG171285 LADY MECHANIKA OVERSIZED HC VOL 01 $28.99 BEN
7 111 95 0.85 SEP171573 UNQUOTABLE TRUMP GN $19.95 DRA
8 122 136 0.75 AUG171221 JUGHEAD TP VOL 03 $17.99 ARC
9 132 121 0.69 FEB161683 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI
10 133 237 0.69 JUN171847 STUMPTOWN GN VOL 01 (SQ1) (MR) $10.00 ONI
11 136 90 0.68 JUL171885 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 10 SECRET HONDORICA $29.99 FAN
12 150 216 0.64 JUN172022 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS GN ED $10.99 TOK
13 159 185 0.60 AUG171193 LUMBERJANES ILLUS HC NOVEL VOL 01 UNICORN POWER $14.99 ABR
14 161 92 0.59 AUG171732 CROW HC GN $29.99 POC
15 171 156 0.54 MAY161680 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 ONI
16 178 163 0.52 AUG171973 COMIC BOOK STORY OF VIDEO GAMES GN $18.99 RAN
17 180 166 0.52 APR171895 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05 $19.99 ONI
18 181 229 0.51 AUG172102 DRAGONS CROWN GN VOL 01 $12.99 UDO
19 197 221 0.46 AUG178710-M 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK TP (MR) $14.99 BLA
20 199 181 0.46 AUG171647 BAKING WITH KAFKA HC $19.95 DRA
21 200 192 0.45 NOV161705 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 04 $19.99 ONI
22 201 247 0.44 AUG171228 ARCHIE 1000 PAGE COMICS FESTIVAL TP $14.99 ARC
23 205 365 0.42 AUG171070 MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR LUCKY CHARM TP $9.99 ACT
24 212 252 0.40 JUL171999 GENERATIONS GN VOL 01 $14.99 LIO
25 214 386 0.39 JUN171848 THE BUNKER GN VOL 01 (SQ1) $10.00 ONI
26 219 206 0.38 AUG178030-M MY FRIEND DAHMER GN $19.99 ABR
27 222 213 0.38 OCT151564 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
27 222 175 0.38 JUL172114 JOHN CARPENTER TALES FOR HALLOWEEN NIGHT GN VOL 03 $24.99 STO
29 231 360 0.37 JUL172215 DISNEY FAIRIES MANGA GN VOL 02 TINKER BELL SECRET $10.99 TOK
30 237 311 0.35 AUG171719 SCIENCE COMICS DOGS GN $12.99 ST.
31 245 283 0.34 JUL171884 PEPPY IN THE WILD WEST GN HERGE $16.99 FAN
32 252 230 0.33 AUG171847 THE GHOST OF GAUDI HC $19.99 LIO
33 255 286 0.33 FEB171190 ARCHIE TP VOL 03 $17.99 ARC
34 256 238 0.33 OCT161708 RICK & MORTY LIL POOPY SUPERSTAR TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
35 277 351 0.31 JUN171919 TESTAMENT OF SISTER NEW DEVIL STORM GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
36 279 180 0.31 AUG171298 SPONGEBOB COMICS TREASURE CHEST HC $29.95 ABR
37 282 249 0.30 AUG171846 KOBANE CALLING GN $19.99 LIO
38 284 409 0.30 AUG171151 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES GN $10.99 POC
39 286 198 0.30 AUG171708 EC JACK KAMEN AL FELDSTEIN DADDY LOST HIS HEAD HC $29.99 FAN
40 291 254 0.29 JUN171180 STARGATE ATLANTIS TP VOL 01 $19.99 AME
41 293 321 0.29 JUL172095 HATSUNE MIKU PRESENTS EVERYDAY VOCALOID PARADISE GN VOL 01 ( $14.99 ST.
42 295 297 0.29 DEC151006 ARCHIE TP VOL 01 $19.99 ARC
43 302 331 0.28 AUG172343 SEGA OFFICIAL COLORING BOOK SC $14.99 PUT
43 302 379 0.28 AUG172200 BLACK BUTLER GN VOL 24 $13.00 HAC
45 306 480 0.28 AUG171150 SNOOPY WHATS WRONG WITH DOG LIPS GN $9.99 POC
46 315 348 0.27 AUG171793 METABARONS GN VOL 04 AGHORA & LAST METABARON (MR) $14.95 HUM
47 318 284 0.26 NOV162065 EVIL HEROES TP $19.99 ZEN
48 320 306 0.26 AUG171231 BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS DLX ED HC VOL 02 $19.99 ARC
48 320 285 0.26 AUG171969 NIOBI SHE IS LIFE TP VOL 01 $19.99 STR
50 323 135 0.26 JUL161794 RICK & MORTY HC BOOK 01 $49.99 ONI
50 323 413 0.26 JUL172104 SPIRIT CIRCLE GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.

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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.