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

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 02 TURF WARS PT 2 $10.99 SEP170087 DARK HORSE COMICS
2 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 06 IMPERIAL PHASE PART 2 (MR) $16.99 NOV170862 IMAGE COMICS
3 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS DATE WITH DISASTER TP $9.99 NOV170216 DC ENTERTAINMENT
4 DESCENDER TP VOL 05 RISE OF THE ROBOTS $16.99 NOV170741 IMAGE COMICS
5 KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 NOV170691-M IMAGE COMICS
6 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 OCT170715 IMAGE COMICS
7 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 06 DAYS OF ANGER $17.99 NOV171057-M MARVEL COMICS
8 VISION HC $39.99 OCT170993 MARVEL COMICS
9 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMAGE COMICS
10 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 04 SURPRISE SURPRISE $16.99 OCT170360 DC ENTERTAINMENT
11 NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 BLOCKBUSTER $16.99 OCT170361 DC ENTERTAINMENT
12 AQUAMAN TP VOL 04 UNDERWORLD $16.99 OCT170357 DC ENTERTAINMENT
13 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 04 SERIOUS BUSINESS $15.99 OCT171005 MARVEL COMICS
14 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 04 FRACTURE $19.99 OCT170359 DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MARVEL COMICS
16 HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1954 TP $19.99 SEP170037 DARK HORSE COMICS
17 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE COMPLETE COLL TP $24.99 OCT170370 DC ENTERTAINMENT
18 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 03 MOJO WORLDWIDE $17.99 NOV171062 MARVEL COMICS
19 BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 02 RISE OF THE DEMON $16.99 OCT170358 DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 ONLY END OF THE WORLD AGAIN HC $19.99 AUG170018 DARK HORSE COMICS
21 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMAGE COMICS
22 CURSE WORDS TP VOL 02 EXPLOSIONTOWN (MR) $16.99 NOV170737 IMAGE COMICS
23 ELSEWHERE TP VOL 01 $9.99 OCT170630 IMAGE COMICS
24 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN WORLDWIDE TP VOL 07 $19.99 NOV171055 MARVEL COMICS
25 LOBO BY KEITH GIFFEN & ALAN GRANT TP VOL 01 $24.99 OCT170373 DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 FEB140265-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 BLACK AF AMERICAS SWEETHEART GN $9.99 SEP171271 BLACK MASK COMICS
27 MECH CADET YU TP VOL 01 DISCOVER NOW PX $14.99 NOV171296 BOOM! STUDIOS
29 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 JAN170850 IMAGE COMICS
30 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 01 IMPERIAL MACH $17.99 AUG171045 MARVEL COMICS
31 DEAD DROP TP $9.99 AUG151794 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
32 TMNT ALLIES & ENEMIES TP $17.99 MAR160346 IDW PUBLISHING
33 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMAGE COMICS
34 BATMAN TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES $19.99 SEP170400 DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 PUNISHER TP VOL 03 KING OF NEW YORK STREETS $15.99 NOV171067 MARVEL COMICS
36 VENOM TP VOL 03 LETHAL PROTECTOR BLOOD IN THE WATER $15.99 NOV171054 MARVEL COMICS
37 IMMORTAL IRON FISTS MPGN TP $14.99 OCT171008 MARVEL COMICS
38 SUPER POWERS BY JACK KIRBY TP $39.99 OCT170376 DC ENTERTAINMENT
39 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803 IMAGE COMICS
40 BATMAN FLASH THE BUTTON DELUXE ED HC $19.99 JUN170380-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
41 SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 02 LITTLE RUNAWAY (MR) $16.99 OCT170347 DC ENTERTAINMENT
42 BLACK PANTHER ADVENTURES DIGEST TP $9.99 OCT171002 MARVEL COMICS
43 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 JUN160956 MARVEL COMICS
44 DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA TP (MR) $16.99 OCT170626 IMAGE COMICS
45 DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 05 SECRET EMPIRE $17.99 OCT171010 MARVEL COMICS
46 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 11 $9.99 DEC171944 VIZ MEDIA LLC
47 SPY SEAL TP VOL 01 CORTEN-STEEL PHOENIX $12.99 NOV170686 IMAGE COMICS
48 GENERATION GONE TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 OCT170635 IMAGE COMICS
49 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 18 THE GIFT (MR) $29.99 OCT170391 DC ENTERTAINMENT
50 INHUMANS VS X-MEN TP $34.99 NOV171068 MARVEL COMICS
51 ETERNAL OGN (MR) $7.99 NOV171290 BLACK MASK COMICS
52 KILL THE MINOTAUR TP (MR) $19.99 OCT170651 IMAGE COMICS
53 SHADOWS ON THE GRAVE HC $19.99 SEP170040 DARK HORSE COMICS
54 RWBY GN $14.99 NOV172052 VIZ MEDIA LLC
55 WAYWARD TP VOL 05 TETHERED SOULS (MR) $17.99 NOV170855 IMAGE COMICS
56 MARVELS BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE TP $15.99 OCT170997 MARVEL COMICS
57 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 JUL151482 ONI PRESS INC.
58 PREDATOR HUNTERS TP $19.99 SEP170072 DARK HORSE COMICS
59 COWBOY NINJA VIKING DLX ED TP (MR) $19.99 NOV170665 IMAGE COMICS
60 SHE-HULK TP VOL 02 LET THEM EAT CAKE $15.99 OCT171009 MARVEL COMICS
61 BIG HARD SEX CRIMINALS HC VOL 02 (MR) $39.99 NOV170713 IMAGE COMICS
62 PUNISHER MAX TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 07 (MR) $39.99 OCT171021 MARVEL COMICS
63 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION LEGACY TP VOL 02 $39.99 OCT170996 MARVEL COMICS
64 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMAGE COMICS
65 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03 $12.99 JUN170777 IMAGE COMICS
66 KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 NOV170770 IMAGE COMICS
67 NEW TEEN TITANS THE JUDAS CONTRACT DLX ED HC $29.99 SEP170420 DC ENTERTAINMENT
68 CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SORCERY TP $19.99 NOV171239 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
69 MMW DAREDEVIL HC VOL 12 $75.00 JUL171204-M MARVEL COMICS
70 INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION TP FALL OF PANTHEON $39.99 OCT171020 MARVEL COMICS
71 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 MAR160684 IMAGE COMICS
72 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 JUL150827 MARVEL COMICS
73 MMW SUB MARINER HC VOL 08 $75.00 JUL171206-M MARVEL COMICS
74 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 SEP160815 IMAGE COMICS
75 DEADPOOL BY POSEHN & DUGGAN TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 OCT171022 MARVEL COMICS
76 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 21 DVX $34.99 OCT171018 MARVEL COMICS
77 BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 02 DEATHS STING $15.99 NOV171053 MARVEL COMICS
78 DREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY GN VOL 01 RABBITS OF THE MOON $12.99 NOV171768 LION FORGE
79 RENATO JONES TP SEASON 02 (MR) $16.99 SEP170764 IMAGE COMICS
80 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM $16.99 OCT160291 DC ENTERTAINMENT
81 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 NOW #2 $9.99 NOV171660 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
83 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 OCT140644 IMAGE COMICS
84 IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP DOOM $39.99 NOV171079 MARVEL COMICS
85 SUPERBOY TP BOOK 01 TROUBLE IN PARADISE $24.99 OCT170375 DC ENTERTAINMENT
86 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 APR170834 IMAGE COMICS
87 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 MAY090178 DC ENTERTAINMENT
88 SIMPSONS COMICS GAME ON GN $16.99 OCT171234 BONGO COMICS
89 FIFTY FREAKIN YEARS OF FREAK BROTHERS TP $12.99 NOV171749 KNOCKABOUT COMICS
90 MIGHTY THOR PREM HC VOL 04 WAR THOR $24.99 OCT170992 MARVEL COMICS
91 CAPTAIN ATOM THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM TP $16.99 OCT170367 DC ENTERTAINMENT
92 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE $17.99 OCT160292 DC ENTERTAINMENT
93 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157 IMAGE COMICS
94 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 JUL150565 IMAGE COMICS
95 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN TP $16.99 OCT170380 DC ENTERTAINMENT
96 X-MEN LEGION SHADOW KING RISING TP $34.99 OCT171017 MARVEL COMICS
97 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 09 OLD TRICKS $24.99 OCT170372 DC ENTERTAINMENT
98 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 OCT138324 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR) $9.99 JAN160644 IMAGE COMICS
100 BRIGGS LAND TP VOL 02 LONE WOLVES $19.99 SEP170057 DARK HORSE COMICS

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