Exclusive: Top 100 Best-Selling Graphic Novels of 2017

Image Comics' Saga Volume 7Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 7 from Image Comics was the best-selling graphic novel of 2017. Two more volumes of Vaughan and Staples' award-winning series were in the year's top ten; Volume 1 ranked #2 for the year, and Volume 8, released in December, ranked #9.

In total, Image Comics had eight titles in the top ten. In addition to the three volumes of Saga, Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn's The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War ranked #3; Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Paper Girls Volume 1 ranked #4; Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda's Monstress Volume 1 ranked #6; Kirkman, Adlard, and Rathburn's The Walking Dead: Here's Negan, a collection of the stories originally serialized in the Image+ magazine, ranked #8; and Rick Remender and Jerome Opena's Seven to Eternity Volume 1 ranked #10.

DC Entertainment's Batman Volume 1: I Am Gotham, the first volume of the post-DC Universe Rebirth adventures of Batman by Tom King and David Finch, ranked #5.

Rounding out the top ten, Oni Press' Rick and Morty Volume 1, collecting the first issues of Oni's comic book based on the cult Adult Swin series, ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Marvel Comics' Wolverine: Old Man Logan, the story arc by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven that served as the inspiration for the acclaimed film Logan, was the publisher's top book for the year at #13. Love Is Love, an anthology celebrating the LGBTQ community created after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, was IDW Publishing's top book at #27. Finally, Dark Horse Comics' The Legend of Korra Volume 1: Turf Wars Part 1 ranked #47 for the year.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 JAN170850 IMAGE COMICS
2 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMAGE COMICS
3 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 27 WHISPERER WAR $14.99 AUG168569 IMAGE COMICS
4 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMAGE COMICS
5 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM $16.99 OCT160291-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803-M IMAGE COMICS
7 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 JUL151482-M ONI PRESS INC.
8 WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN HC (MR) $19.99 JUL170766-M IMAGE COMICS
9 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 OCT170715 IMAGE COMICS
10 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01 $9.99 DEC160767-M IMAGE COMICS
11 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE $17.99 OCT160292 DC ENTERTAINMENT
12 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 28 A CERTAIN DOOM (MR) $16.99 JUL170919 IMAGE COMICS
13 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 JUL100692 MARVEL COMICS
14 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 FEB140265-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 MAR160684 IMAGE COMICS
16 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 APR170834-M IMAGE COMICS
17 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 SEP160815 IMAGE COMICS
18 BATMAN FLASH THE BUTTON DELUXE ED HC $19.99 JUN170380-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
19 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE $9.99 DEC160774 IMAGE COMICS
20 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03 $12.99 JUN170777 IMAGE COMICS
21 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 THE LIES $16.99 NOV160320 DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMAGE COMICS
23 KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 NOV160670-M IMAGE COMICS
24 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157 IMAGE COMICS
25 SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 SON OF SUPERMAN $16.99 OCT160297 DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 BATMAN TP VOL 02 I AM SUICIDE $16.99 JAN170376 DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 LOVE IS LOVE GN $9.99 OCT160480 IDW PUBLISHING
28 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC ENTERTAINMENT
29 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 01 RISE OT BATMEN $16.99 NOV160317 DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMAGE COMICS
31 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 JUL150565 IMAGE COMICS
32 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MARVEL COMICS
33 NIGHTWING TP VOL 01 BETTER THAN BATMAN $16.99 OCT160296 DC ENTERTAINMENT
34 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 OCT140644 IMAGE COMICS
35 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 JUL150827 MARVEL COMICS
36 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 THE EXTINCTION MACHINE $16.99 OCT160295 DC ENTERTAINMENT
37 BLACK MONDAY MURDERS TP VOL 01 ALL HAIL GOD MAMMON (MR) $19.99 NOV160656-M IMAGE COMICS
38 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 02 YEAR ONE $16.99 FEB170298 DC ENTERTAINMENT
39 DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 JUL150554-M IMAGE COMICS
40 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 SEP140684 IMAGE COMICS
41 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 DIE LAUGHING $16.99 DEC160373 DC ENTERTAINMENT
42 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 01 DEATH & LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN $16.99 OCT160293 DC ENTERTAINMENT
43 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 OCT138324-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
44 MARCH GN BOOK 03 $19.99 JUN160408 IDW PUBLISHING
45 DARK TOWER PREM HC GUNSLINGER BORN $24.99 SEP072167 MARVEL COMICS
46 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE HC $29.99 JUN170390 DC ENTERTAINMENT
47 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1 $10.99 FEB170063 DARK HORSE COMICS
48 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 05 IMPERIAL PHASE I (MR) $16.99 APR170909 IMAGE COMICS
49 DEADPOOL BAD BLOOD OGN HC $24.99 DEC161086-M MARVEL COMICS
50 SECRET AVENGERS TP VOL 01 MISSION TO MARS $19.99 MAY110758 MARVEL COMICS
51 I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR) $9.99 JAN160644-M IMAGE COMICS
52 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 MAY090178 DC ENTERTAINMENT
53 BITCH PLANET TP VOL 02 PRESIDENT BITCH (MR) $14.99 MAY160684 IMAGE COMICS
54 TITANS TP VOL 01 THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST $16.99 DEC160376 DC ENTERTAINMENT
55 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 THE BLACK VAULT $16.99 DEC160375 DC ENTERTAINMENT
56 BATMAN TP VOL 03 I AM BANE $16.99 MAY170321 DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 FLASH TP VOL 02 SPEED OF DARKNESS $14.99 FEB170294 DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 JUL100259 DC ENTERTAINMENT
59 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 JUN160956 MARVEL COMICS
60 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC ENTERTAINMENT
61 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 01 SECRET ORIGINS $14.99 NOV160051 DARK HORSE COMICS
62 AQUAMAN TP VOL 01 THE DROWNING $16.99 OCT160290 DC ENTERTAINMENT
63 SUPERMAN TP VOL 02 TRIALS OF THE SUPER SON $16.99 JAN170383 DC ENTERTAINMENT
64 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 MAR130303 DC ENTERTAINMENT
65 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 03 SUMMER OLYMPUS $9.99 MAR170353 DC ENTERTAINMENT
66 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 01 FINALS CRISIS $9.99 APR160322 DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 GOD COUNTRY TP (MR) $16.99 MAY170624-M IMAGE COMICS
68 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 01 PATH OF DOOM $16.99 NOV160319 DC ENTERTAINMENT
69 DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 NOV150279-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
70 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 01 SINESTROS LAW $17.99 NOV160318 DC ENTERTAINMENT
71 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 AUG120709 MARVEL COMICS
72 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 02 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $15.99 OCT161008 MARVEL COMICS
73 HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAY120746 MARVEL COMICS
74 X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE PRELUDE TP $29.99 MAR110768 MARVEL COMICS
75 BITCH PLANET TP VOL 01 EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE (MR) $9.99 MAY150482 IMAGE COMICS
76 STAR WARS HAN SOLO TP $16.99 SEP161136 MARVEL COMICS
77 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 ISNT IT BROMANTIC $17.99 MAY160926 MARVEL COMICS
78 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 01 DARK TRINITY $16.99 JAN170381 DC ENTERTAINMENT
79 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 JAN140555 IMAGE COMICS
80 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 01 THE PROFESSIONAL $16.99 DEC160372 DC ENTERTAINMENT
81 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 02 (MR) $49.99 FEB170708 IMAGE COMICS
82 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 01 DAMIAN KNOWS BEST $16.99 MAR170410 DC ENTERTAINMENT
83 DESCENDER TP VOL 04 ORBITAL MECHANICS (MR) $16.99 APR170785 IMAGE COMICS
84 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 01 RAGE PLANET $16.99 OCT160294 DC ENTERTAINMENT
85 STAR WARS TP VOL 04 LAST FLIGHT OF THE HARBINGER $19.99 OCT161018 MARVEL COMICS
86 KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 MAY170693-M IMAGE COMICS
87 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 03 LAST RONIN $15.99 OCT161016 MARVEL COMICS
88 MOONSHINE TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 FEB170696-M IMAGE COMICS
89 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 02 VICTIM SYNDICATE $16.99 FEB170293 DC ENTERTAINMENT
90 HELLBOY INTO THE SILENT SEA HC $14.99 DEC160056 DARK HORSE COMICS
91 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 JAN140558-M IMAGE COMICS
92 GODDAMNED TP VOL 01 THE FLOOD (MR) $9.99 FEB160628-M IMAGE COMICS
93 MOTOR CRUSH TP VOL 01 $9.99 MAR170820-M IMAGE COMICS
94 LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE (MR) $9.99 DEC140670-M IMAGE COMICS
95 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 JUL110251 DC ENTERTAINMENT
96 DOOM PATROL TP VOL 01 BRICK BY BRICK (MR) $16.99 FEB170287 DC ENTERTAINMENT
97 STAR WARS DARTH MAUL TP $16.99 MAY170950 MARVEL COMICS
98 SCOOBY APOCALYPSE TP VOL 01 $16.99 NOV160345 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 AUG170728 IMAGE COMICS
100 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 JUN130466 IMAGE COMICS

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