Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: November 2017

Heavy Metal's Iron Maiden #1Heavy Metal's Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1, a comic book based on the mobile game inspired by the legendary band, was November's best-selling small press comic book.

Oni Press had three titles in the top ten: Rick and Morty #32 at #2, Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #5 at #3, and Invader Zim #25 at #6.

Archie Comics had two titles in the top ten: Betty and Veronica: Vixens #1 at #4 and Archie #25 at #5.

Vault Comics' Reactor #1 ranked #7.

Aftershock Comics had two titles in the top ten: Dark Ark #3 at #8 and Brilliant TrashK #1 at #10.

Finally, Bongo Comics' Simpsons Comics #241 ranked #9 for the month.

Oni Press' Rick and Morty Volume 1 was November's best-selling small-press graphic novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Albatross Funnybooks, Archie Comics, Black Mask, Kodansha Comics, and Oni Press.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 132 114 16.87 AUG171760-M IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #1 $3.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
2 151 139 13.44 SEP171799-M RICK & MORTY #32 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
3 198 188 10.22 SEP171797-M RICK & MORTY POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #5 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
4 200 190 10.03 SEP171182-M BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #1 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
5 211 195 9.52 SEP171176-M ARCHIE #25 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
6 217 200 9.16 SEP171793-M INVADER ZIM #25 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
7 237 283 7.64 JUL172286-M REACTOR #1 $3.99 VAULT COMICS
8 254 240 6.75 SEP171090 DARK ARK #3 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
9 260 263 6.30 SEP171269 SIMPSONS COMICS #241 $3.99 BONGO COMICS
10 262 250 6.25 SEP171085-M BRILLIANT TRASH #1 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
11 265 269 6.03 SEP171030 MOTOR GIRL #10 $3.99 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
12 267 258 5.98 SEP171089 BABYTEETH #6 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
13 275 244 5.78 SEP171079-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #41 $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
14 285 290 5.26 SEP171185-M RIVERDALE (ONGOING) #8 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
15 287 295 5.18 SEP171179-M ARCHIES #2 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
16 288 492 5.14 SEP172011 STREET FIGHTER RELOADED #1 $0.99 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
17 293 282 5.01 APR171809 DISNEY PRINCESS #14 $3.99 JOE BOOKS INC.
18 299 287 4.90 SEP171087 ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #2 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
19 300 344 4.89 SEP171412 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #107 (MR) $2.95 BROADSWORD COMICS
20 304 294 4.76 AUG172095-M STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #7 $3.99 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
21 306 298 4.70 AUG171125 PESTILENCE #5 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
22 308 301 4.66 SEP171092 JIMMYS BASTARDS #5 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
23 311 302 4.61 SEP171088 UNHOLY GRAIL #4 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
24 313 308 4.51 AUG171844-M VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 2 #2 $3.99 LION FORGE
25 317 320 4.42 SEP171270 SPONGEBOB COMICS #74 $3.99 UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
26 321 463 4.31 JUL172285 MAXWELLS DEMONS #1 $3.99 VAULT COMICS
27 324 314 4.22 JUL172368-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #10 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
28 327 292 4.18 SEP171050-M DANGER DOLL SQUAD #2 $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
29 330 317 4.12 SEP171750-M VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 2 #3 $3.99 LION FORGE
30 332 319 4.09 SEP171709 DISNEY PRINCESS #15 $3.99 JOE BOOKS INC.
31 333 336 4.06 SEP171238-M UBER INVASION #9 (MR) $3.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
32 349 337 3.69 SEP171752-M VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 2 #4 $3.99 LION FORGE
33 352 361 3.61 SEP171250-M WAR STORIES #25 (MR) $3.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
34 357 326 3.47 SEP171056-M DOLLFACE #11 $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
35 374 372 3.11 JUN172206-M GFT DANCE OF THE DEAD #1 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
36 378 351 3.00 SEP171072-M VAMPBLADE SEASON TWO #9 $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
37 380 376 2.98 SEP171028 DEATH OF CEREBUS IN HELL #1 $4.00 AARDVARK VANAHEIM
38 382 385 2.90 SEP172150-M VAN HELSING VS THE WEREWOLF #5 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
39 385 388 2.87 SEP171095 ELEANOR & THE EGRET #5 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
40 386 386 2.87 JUN171169-M CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST #2 $3.99 AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
41 393 392 2.78 SEP172146-M ROBYN HOOD THE HUNT #5 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
42 394 393 2.77 AUG172250-M ROBYN HOOD THE HUNT #4 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
43 395 394 2.75 AUG171758-M 1985 BLACK HOLE REPO #1 $3.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
44 397 410 2.73 SEP171790 DEAD OF WINTER #4 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
45 399 412 2.72 SEP171188-M ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #4 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
46 400 396 2.71 SEP171868 LONG LOST #1 $3.99 SCOUT COMICS
47 405 414 2.69 SEP171200-M LOLA XOXO VOL 2 #5 $3.99 ASPEN MLT INC
48 406 402 2.65 SEP171566-M LARKS KILLER #4 $3.99 DEVILS DUE /1FIRST COMICS, LLC
49 408 327 2.64 JUN172209-M GFT NEVERLAND RETURN OF HOOK ONE SHOT $5.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
50 413 369 2.52 AUG171805 DISNEY SNOW WHITE 80TH ANN ONE SHOT $4.99 JOE BOOKS INC.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 5 13 3.52 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
2 31 73 2.05 AUG171291 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK TP (MR) $14.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
3 32 97 2.04 SEP171181 BETTY & VERONICA BY ADAM HUGHES TP VOL 01 $12.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
4 73 89 1.29 JUL171458 BLACK TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
5 77 105 1.26 AUG171133 NAMWOLF TP VOL 01 HEART OF DARKNESS $17.99 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
6 128 84 0.90 SEP171728 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA DELUXE ED HC VOL 01 $29.99 KODANSHA COMICS
7 141 161 0.82 AUG171134 SPOOKHOUSE TP VOL 01 $17.99 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
8 148 54 0.80 JUN171846 RICK AND MORTY HC BOOK 02 $49.99 ONI PRESS INC.
9 149 152 0.79 AUG178324 LCSD 2017 ANIMOSITY THE RISE HC $19.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
10 164 111 0.74 AUG178368 LCSD 2017 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK HC (MR) $29.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
11 165 185 0.73 JUL172037 LETTER 44 TP VOL 05 BLUESHIFT $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
12 195 108 0.64 AUG178369 LCSD 2017 BLACK HC (MR) $34.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
13 204 208 0.61 FEB161683 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
14 205 277 0.61 JUL172090 DEVILMAN GRIMOIRE GN VOL 01 $12.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
15 207 221 0.60 SEP171097 ROUGH RIDERS TP VOL 02 RIDERS ON THE STORM $17.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
16 209 222 0.60 SEP171098 INSEXTS TP VOL 02 (MR) $17.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
17 212 333 0.60 JUL171980 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 62 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
18 223 216 0.57 OCT171802 TO LOVE RU GN VOL 01-02 (MR) $19.99 SEVEN SEAS GHOST SHIP
19 227 229 0.56 SEP171096 WORLD READER TP VOL 01 $17.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
20 232 173 0.56 SEP171747 POS HC $24.99 LION FORGE
21 235 147 0.55 AUG178370 LCSD 2017 YOUNG TERRORISTS HC (MR) $29.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
22 238 456 0.53 SEP171192 BEST OF ARCHIE AMERICANA TP VOL 01 GOLDEN AGE $9.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
23 241 314 0.53 SEP172104 SWORD ART ONLINE ALTERNATIVE GUN GALE GN VOL 01 $13.00 YEN PRESS
24 242 403 0.53 SEP171988 DISNEY DESCENDANTS ROTTEN TO THE CORE GN VOL 03 $10.99 TOKYOPOP
25 247 384 0.52 OCT171665 FAIRY TAIL S GN VOL 01 TALES FROM FAIRY TAIL $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
26 251 328 0.52 AUG172200 BLACK BUTLER GN VOL 24 $13.00 YEN PRESS
27 260 235 0.50 MAY161680 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
28 268 287 0.50 AUG171119 EXPANSION GN $14.95 ADHOUSE BOOKS
29 274 550 0.49 FEB108442 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI PRESS INC.
30 285 258 0.47 SEP171622 ZEGAS GN $19.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
31 292 319 0.45 SEP172113 POLAR BEAR IN LOVE GN VOL 01 $15.00 YEN PRESS
32 299 320 0.45 SEP172124 DELICIOUS IN DUNGEON GN VOL 03 $15.00 YEN PRESS
33 300 4 0.45 AUG171816 AKIRA 35TH ANNIVERSARY HC BOX SET (MR) $199.99 KODANSHA COMICS
34 305 365 0.45 SEP171042 PRINCELESS TP VOL 06 MAKE YOURSELF PART 2 $14.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
35 309 393 0.44 OCT171803 TO LOVE RU DARKNESS GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
36 315 558 0.44 SEP171039 MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADY BUG AND CAT NOIR TP CATACLYSM $9.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
37 316 504 0.43 SEP171770 CLOUDIA AND REX TP $9.99 LION FORGE
38 321 371 0.43 AUG171192 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID HC VOL 12 GETAWAY $13.95 AMULET BOOKS
39 325 399 0.43 SEP171878 CAPTAIN HARLOCK DIMENSIONAL VOYAGE GN VOL 02 $12.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
40 329 416 0.42 SEP172121 YOUR NAME GN VOL 02 $13.00 YEN PRESS
41 337 315 0.40 JUN171831 TEA DRAGON SOCIETY HC $17.99 ONI PRESS INC.
42 338 289 0.40 JUL178453 DISNEY RETURN OF SNOW WHITE & SEVEN DWARFS GN $19.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
42 338 426 0.40 AUG171754 WITCH BOY GN VOL 01 $12.99 GRAPHIX
44 340 405 0.40 SEP171627 I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS GN $14.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
45 348 439 0.39 AUG172202 SPICE AND WOLF GN VOL 14 (MR) $13.00 YEN PRESS
46 350 515 0.39 AUG171065 HERO CATS MIDNIGHT OVER STELLAR CITY TP VOL 02 $11.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
47 352 313 0.39 AUG172072 GRIMMS MANGA TALES GN $17.99 TOKYOPOP
48 355 308 0.38 MAY171177 DREADFUL BEAUTY ART OF PROVIDENCE TP (MR) $19.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
49 357 450 0.38 JUL172098 HOW TO BUILD DUNGEON BOOK OF DEMON KING GN VOL 03 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
49 357 297 0.38 NOV161705 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 04 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
51 367 304 0.37 APR171895 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

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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.

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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Publisher Market Shares: June 2018

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in June 2018, with Marvel Comics the leader in both Retailer Dollars and Units Shipped.