Top 100 Graphic Novels: January 2018

Dark Horse Comics' The Legend of Korra Volume 2 The adventures of Korra from Nickelodeon's acclaimed animated series The Legend of Korra continue in Dark Horse Comics' The Legend of Korra Volume 2: Turf Wars Part 2 by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh, the best-selling graphic novel of January.

Image Comics had five titles in the top ten: Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked and the Divine Volume 6: Imperial Phase Part 2 ranked #2, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender Volume 5: Rise of the Robots ranked #4, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Kill or Be Killed Volume 3 ranked #5, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 8 ranked #6, and Vaughan and Staples' Saga Volume 1 ranked #9.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten: Shea Fontana and Yancy Labat's DC Super Hero Girls: Date With Disaster at #3 and Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, John Timms, and Alex Sinclair's Harley Quinn Volume 4: Surprise, Surprise at #10.

Finally, Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten: Ed Brisson and Mike Deodato's Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 6: Days of Anger at #7; and Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Michael Walsh's Vision at #8.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2018

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 7 6.36 SEP170087 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 02 TURF WARS PT 2 $10.99 DAR
2 2 5.31 NOV170862 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 06 IMPERIAL PHASE PART 2 (MR) $16.99 IMA
3 17 4.66 NOV170216 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS DATE WITH DISASTER TP $9.99 DC
4 8 4.25 NOV170741 DESCENDER TP VOL 05 RISE OF THE ROBOTS $16.99 IMA
5 9 4.11 NOV170691-M KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMA
6 13 3.50 OCT170715 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMA
7 15 2.86 NOV171057-M WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 06 DAYS OF ANGER $17.99 MAR
8 1 2.81 OCT170993 VISION HC $39.99 MAR
9 46 2.77 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
10 16 2.77 OCT170360 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 04 SURPRISE SURPRISE $16.99 DC
11 23 2.65 OCT170361 NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 BLOCKBUSTER $16.99 DC
12 28 2.40 OCT170357 AQUAMAN TP VOL 04 UNDERWORLD $16.99 DC
13 30 2.36 OCT171005 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 04 SERIOUS BUSINESS $15.99 MAR
14 21 2.34 OCT170359 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 04 FRACTURE $19.99 DC
15 12 2.24 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
16 24 2.13 SEP170037 HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1954 TP $19.99 DAR
17 14 2.10 OCT170370 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE COMPLETE COLL TP $24.99 DC
18 33 2.03 NOV171062 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 03 MOJO WORLDWIDE $17.99 MAR
19 35 2.03 OCT170358 BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 02 RISE OF THE DEMON $16.99 DC
20 26 1.98 AUG170018 ONLY END OF THE WORLD AGAIN HC $19.99 DAR
21 86 1.96 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
22 40 1.83 NOV170737 CURSE WORDS TP VOL 02 EXPLOSIONTOWN (MR) $16.99 IMA
23 95 1.77 OCT170630 ELSEWHERE TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
24 36 1.70 NOV171055 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN WORLDWIDE TP VOL 07 $19.99 MAR
25 27 1.66 OCT170373 LOBO BY KEITH GIFFEN & ALAN GRANT TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC
26 38 1.62 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
27 87 1.61 SEP171271 BLACK AF AMERICAS SWEETHEART GN $9.99 BLA
27 51 1.61 NOV171296 MECH CADET YU TP VOL 01 DISCOVER NOW PX $14.99 BOO
29 68 1.56 JAN170850 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMA
30 50 1.53 AUG171045 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 01 IMPERIAL MACH $17.99 MAR
31 198 1.52 AUG151794 DEAD DROP TP $9.99 VAL
32 200 1.52 MAR160346 TMNT ALLIES & ENEMIES TP $17.99 IDW
33 73 1.52 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
34 43 1.52 SEP170400 BATMAN TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES $19.99 DC
35 62 1.50 NOV171067 PUNISHER TP VOL 03 KING OF NEW YORK STREETS $15.99 MAR
36 66 1.48 NOV171054 VENOM TP VOL 03 LETHAL PROTECTOR BLOOD IN THE WATER $15.99 MAR
37 79 1.43 OCT171008 IMMORTAL IRON FISTS MPGN TP $14.99 MAR
38 11 1.42 OCT170376 SUPER POWERS BY JACK KIRBY TP $39.99 DC
39 142 1.41 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
40 45 1.41 JUN170380-M BATMAN FLASH THE BUTTON DELUXE ED HC $19.99 DC
41 65 1.40 OCT170347 SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 02 LITTLE RUNAWAY (MR) $16.99 DC
42 141 1.39 OCT171002 BLACK PANTHER ADVENTURES DIGEST TP $9.99 MAR
43 71 1.39 JUN160956 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MAR
44 63 1.39 OCT170626 DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA TP (MR) $16.99 IMA
45 59 1.38 OCT171010 DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 05 SECRET EMPIRE $17.99 MAR
46 120 1.38 DEC171944 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
47 94 1.38 NOV170686 SPY SEAL TP VOL 01 CORTEN-STEEL PHOENIX $12.99 IMA
48 57 1.36 OCT170635 GENERATION GONE TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 IMA
49 29 1.36 OCT170391 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 18 THE GIFT (MR) $29.99 DC
50 18 1.36 NOV171068 INHUMANS VS X-MEN TP $34.99 MAR
51 155 1.32 NOV171290 ETERNAL OGN (MR) $7.99 BLA
52 54 1.30 OCT170651 KILL THE MINOTAUR TP (MR) $19.99 IMA
53 55 1.29 SEP170040 SHADOWS ON THE GRAVE HC $19.99 DAR
54 78 1.27 NOV172052 RWBY GN $14.99 VIZ
55 74 1.25 NOV170855 WAYWARD TP VOL 05 TETHERED SOULS (MR) $17.99 IMA
56 85 1.25 OCT170997 MARVELS BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE TP $15.99 MAR
57 48 1.24 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
58 56 1.23 SEP170072 PREDATOR HUNTERS TP $19.99 DAR
59 58 1.21 NOV170665 COWBOY NINJA VIKING DLX ED TP (MR) $19.99 IMA
60 91 1.19 OCT171009 SHE-HULK TP VOL 02 LET THEM EAT CAKE $15.99 MAR
61 19 1.18 NOV170713 BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS HC VOL 02 (MR) $39.99 IMA
62 20 1.18 OCT171021 PUNISHER MAX TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 07 (MR) $39.99 MAR
63 22 1.15 OCT170996 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION LEGACY TP VOL 02 $39.99 MAR
64 102 1.13 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
65 128 1.13 JUN170777 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03 $12.99 IMA
66 104 1.11 NOV170770 KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
67 37 1.10 SEP170420 NEW TEEN TITANS THE JUDAS CONTRACT DLX ED HC $29.99 DC
68 60 1.09 NOV171239 CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SORCERY TP $19.99 ARC
69 5 1.09 JUL171204-M MMW DAREDEVIL HC VOL 12 $75.00 MAR
70 25 1.08 OCT171020 INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION TP FALL OF PANTHEON $39.99 MAR
71 113 1.07 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
72 80 1.06 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MAR
73 6 1.06 JUL171206-M MMW SUB MARINER HC VOL 08 $75.00 MAR
74 145 1.05 SEP160815 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMA
75 32 1.05 OCT171022 DEADPOOL BY POSEHN & DUGGAN TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MAR
76 34 1.03 OCT171018 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 21 DVX $34.99 MAR
77 111 1.03 NOV171053 BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 02 DEATHS STING $15.99 MAR
78 114 1.01 NOV171768 DREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY GN VOL 01 RABBITS OF THE MOON $12.99 LIO
79 103 0.99 SEP170764 RENATO JONES TP SEASON 02 (MR) $16.99 IMA
80 109 0.98 OCT160291 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM $16.99 DC
81 99 0.97 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
82 182 0.97 NOV171660 NOW #2 $9.99 FAN
83 129 0.97 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
84 31 0.95 NOV171079 IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP DOOM $39.99 MAR
85 67 0.95 OCT170375 SUPERBOY TP BOOK 01 TROUBLE IN PARADISE $24.99 DC
86 116 0.94 APR170834 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMA
87 69 0.94 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
88 88 0.94 OCT171234 SIMPSONS COMICS GAME ON GN $16.99 BON
89 100 0.93 NOV171749 FIFTY FREAKIN YEARS OF FREAK BROTHERS TP $12.99 DIA
90 76 0.92 OCT170992 MIGHTY THOR PREM HC VOL 04 WAR THOR $24.99 MAR
91 117 0.92 OCT170367 CAPTAIN ATOM THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM TP $16.99 DC
92 112 0.91 OCT160292 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE $17.99 DC
93 147 0.90 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
94 146 0.89 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
95 123 0.89 OCT170380 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN TP $16.99 DC
96 42 0.88 OCT171017 X-MEN LEGION SHADOW KING RISING TP $34.99 MAR
97 77 0.87 OCT170372 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 09 OLD TRICKS $24.99 DC
98 130 0.86 OCT138324 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 DC
99 240 0.85 JAN160644 I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR) $9.99 IMA
100 96 0.85 SEP170057 BRIGGS LAND TP VOL 02 LONE WOLVES $19.99 DAR

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Publisher Market Shares: July 2018

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