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

Image Comics' Saga Volume 8Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' award-winning Saga returned to the top of the sales charts as Image Comics' Saga Volume 8 was December's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten for Image Comics were Shirtless Bear-Fighter at #7 and Deadly Class Volume 6 at #8.

DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten: Batman Volume 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles at #2, Batman: Detective Comics Volume 4: Deus Ex Machina at #4, and Justice League vs. Suicide Squad at #6.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten: Star Wars Volume 6: Out Among the Stars at #3 and Venomverse at #9.

Dark Horse Comics' Black Hammer Volume 2: The Event ranked #5.

Finally, Oni Press' Rick and Morty Volume 6 ranked #10.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 OCT170715 IMAGE COMICS
2 BATMAN TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES $19.99 SEP170400 DC ENTERTAINMENT
3 STAR WARS TP VOL 06 OUT AMONG THE STARS $19.99 AUG171044 MARVEL COMICS
4 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 04 DEUS EX MACHINA $16.99 SEP170399 DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 02 THE EVENT $19.99 AUG170013 DARK HORSE COMICS
6 JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD TP $24.99 SEP170405 DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER TP (MR) $16.99 SEP170681-M IMAGE COMICS
8 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 AUG170634 IMAGE COMICS
9 VENOMVERSE TP $15.99 OCT171003 MARVEL COMICS
10 RICK AND MORTY TP VOL 06 (MR) $19.99 SEP171801 ONI PRESS INC.
11 LADY KILLER TP VOL 02 $17.99 JUN170048 DARK HORSE COMICS
12 MS MARVEL TP VOL 08 MECCA $17.99 SEP170995 MARVEL COMICS
13 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 INTO TWILIGHT $17.99 SEP171007 MARVEL COMICS
14 BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 OCT170620 IMAGE COMICS
15 DEFENDERS TP VOL 01 DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER $15.99 SEP171004 MARVEL COMICS
16 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 FEB140265-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
17 TRINITY TP VOL 01 BETTER TOGETHER $16.99 SEP170407 DC ENTERTAINMENT
18 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 04 THE RISE OF STAR CITY $19.99 SEP170403 DC ENTERTAINMENT
19 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 04 EARTHLINGS ON FIRE $14.99 SEP170406 DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 04 THE FIRST RINGS $14.99 SEP170404 DC ENTERTAINMENT
21 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 07 $14.99 AUG171358 BOOM! STUDIOS
22 BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 02 SOURCE CODE $16.99 SEP170401 DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MARVEL COMICS
24 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMAGE COMICS
25 CABLE TP VOL 01 CONQUEST $15.99 SEP171001 MARVEL COMICS
26 BLACK BOLT TP VOL 01 HARD TIME $17.99 SEP170998 MARVEL COMICS
27 INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO TP VOL 01 $16.99 SEP170415 DC ENTERTAINMENT
28 I HATE FAIRYLAND DLX HC VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 SEP170650-M IMAGE COMICS
29 JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS HC $24.99 SEP170418 DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 WONDER WOMAN THE TRUE AMAZON TP $16.99 AUG170346 DC ENTERTAINMENT
31 JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS HC $150.00 JUN170377 DC ENTERTAINMENT
32 THANOS TP VOL 02 GOD QUARRY $17.99 OCT171007 MARVEL COMICS
33 TEEN TITANS GO TP VOL 04 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT $12.99 SEP170430 DC ENTERTAINMENT
34 BATMAN FLASH THE BUTTON DELUXE ED HC $19.99 JUN170380-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 BATMAN ARKHAM JOKERS DAUGHTER TP $19.99 SEP170410 DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 BABYTEETH TP VOL 01 $14.99 OCT171087 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
37 GREEN LANTERN SECRET ORIGIN TP NEW ED $14.99 JAN110337 DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 BATMAN AND ROBIN ADVENTURES TP VOL 02 $19.99 SEP170409 DC ENTERTAINMENT
39 GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT TP VOL 01 WE DO NOT SLEEP $14.99 MAY150238 DC ENTERTAINMENT
40 STAR WARS ROGUE ONE GN $9.99 OCT170517 IDW PUBLISHING
41 CHAMPIONS TP VOL 02 FREELANCER LIFESTYLE $19.99 SEP170997 MARVEL COMICS
42 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803 IMAGE COMICS
43 UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL TP VOL 04 BEYOND FOURTH WALL $15.99 SEP171000 MARVEL COMICS
44 X-O MANOWAR (2017) TP VOL 01 SOLDIER $9.99 APR172140 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
45 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 23 $10.99 OCT171660 KODANSHA COMICS
46 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN CLONE CONSPIRACY TP $39.99 SEP170994 MARVEL COMICS
47 HILLBILLY TP VOL 02 $17.99 OCT171103 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
48 DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 04 MR MISERY $19.99 SEP171009 MARVEL COMICS
49 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMAGE COMICS
50 DESCENDER DLX ED HC VOL 01 $49.99 SEP170620-M IMAGE COMICS
51 HAWKEYE KATE BISHOP TP VOL 02 MASKS $17.99 SEP171003 MARVEL COMICS
52 MOTOR GIRL TP VOL 02 NO MAN LEFT BEHIND $15.99 OCT171032 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
52 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 JUL151482-M ONI PRESS INC.
54 NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 08 $19.99 SEP170421 DC ENTERTAINMENT
55 ICEMAN TP VOL 01 THAWING OUT $15.99 OCT171004 MARVEL COMICS
56 LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 05 PIRATES GHOST $19.99 AUG170036 DARK HORSE COMICS
57 WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN HC (MR) $19.99 JUL170766 IMAGE COMICS
58 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 JAN170850 IMAGE COMICS
59 X-MEN CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC $125.00 JUN171041 MARVEL COMICS
60 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK TP VOL 04 MY BEST FRIENDS ARE MONSTERS $17.99 SEP170996 MARVEL COMICS
61 X-MEN PHOENIX RISING TP $14.99 JUN110767 MARVEL COMICS
62 MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 04 GIRL-MOON $17.99 OCT171011 MARVEL COMICS
63 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 02 RIDERS IN SKY $17.99 SEP171006 MARVEL COMICS
64 THOR EPIC COLLECTION TP WAR OF PANTHEONS $34.99 JUL130710 MARVEL COMICS
65 SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP TP VOL 04 $12.99 SEP170424 DC ENTERTAINMENT
66 ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 02 ONLY THE GOOD $16.99 SEP170769 IMAGE COMICS
67 MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 19 $75.00 JUN171043-M MARVEL COMICS
68 BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 02 HARD CHOICES $16.99 SEP170402 DC ENTERTAINMENT
69 ROCKET TP VOL 01 BLUE RIVER SCORE $17.99 SEP171008 MARVEL COMICS
70 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 07 THE DRAGONS HOARD $19.99 SEP170426 DC ENTERTAINMENT
71 JSA BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 01 $34.99 SEP170416 DC ENTERTAINMENT
72 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157 IMAGE COMICS
73 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 20 ULTIMATE DEADPOOL $39.99 SEP171012 MARVEL COMICS
74 SUPERIOR CARNAGE TP $17.99 NOV130726 MARVEL COMICS
75 TRINITY HC VOL 02 DEAD SPACE $22.99 SEP170408 DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 BLACK SCIENCE PREMIERE HC VOL 02 TRANSCENDENTALISM (MR) $49.99 AUG170615-M IMAGE COMICS
77 MONSTROUS COLL STEVE NILES & BERNIE WRIGHTSON TP $24.99 SEP170480 IDW PUBLISHING
78 X-MEN FALL OF MUTANTS TP VOL 01 $34.99 NOV120796 MARVEL COMICS
79 DUCKTALES TP TREASURE TROVE $9.99 AUG170384 IDW PUBLISHING
80 PUNSHER EPIC COLLECTION TP CAPITAL PUNISHMENT $39.99 SEP171017 MARVEL COMICS
81 BATMAN BRAVE & BOLD BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $34.99 SEP170411 DC ENTERTAINMENT
81 MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 BAND OF SISTERS $15.99 OCT171006 MARVEL COMICS
83 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMAGE COMICS
84 SHIVER HC JUNJI ITO $22.99 OCT171949 VIZ MEDIA LLC
85 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 APR170834 IMAGE COMICS
86 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 OCT138324 DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03 $12.99 JUN170777 IMAGE COMICS
88 BLACK PANTHER PANTHERS QUEST TP $29.99 OCT171000 MARVEL COMICS
89 BPRD HELL ON EARTH HC VOL 01 $34.99 AUG170025 DARK HORSE COMICS
90 IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP ENEMY WITHIN $39.99 JUN130697 MARVEL COMICS
91 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION NEW REPUBLIC TP VOL 03 $39.99 SEP171018 MARVEL COMICS
92 TEEN TITANS THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01 $29.99 SEP170431 DC ENTERTAINMENT
93 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC ENTERTAINMENT
94 EVERAFTER TP VOL 02 UNSENTIMENTAL EDUCATION (MR) $16.99 SEP170444 DC ENTERTAINMENT
95 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02 $19.99 FEB161683-M ONI PRESS INC.
96 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 02 $12.99 OCT171955 VIZ MEDIA LLC
97 SECRET WEAPONS TP VOL 01 $9.99 SEP172047 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
98 WATCHMEN THE ANNOTATED EDITION HC $49.99 APR170439 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 01 $34.99 JUN171047 MARVEL COMICS
100 THOR BY JASON AARON & RUSSELL DAUTERMAN HC VOL 02 $34.99 JUN171048 MARVEL COMICS

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