Top 100 Graphic Novels: April 2018

DC Entertainment's Action Comics: 80 Years of SupermanDC Entertainment's Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman, a hardcover collection of Superman stories from Action Comics spanning the last eight years, was April's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten for DC Entertainment, Batman Volume 5: Rules of Engagement ranked #5.

Image Comics had four titles in the top ten: Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Paper Girls Volume 4 ranked #2, followed by Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 1 at #4, Saga Volume 8 at #8, and Paper Girls Volume 1 at #10.

Marvel Comics also had four titles in the top ten, led by Jim Starlin and Alan Davis' original graphic novel, Thanos: The Infinity Siblings at #3; Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Gauntlet at #6; Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Legacy's End at #7; and Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey at #9.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 14.81 DEC170241 ACTION COMICS 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 2 7.72 FEB180663 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 04 $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
3 3 4.58 DEC170936 THANOS INFINITY SIBLINGS OGN HC $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
4 35 4.48 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
5 6 4.45 JAN180382 BATMAN TP VOL 05 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 4 4.15 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
7 9 3.53 JAN181040 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 02 LEGACYS END $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 23 3.47 OCT170715 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
9 12 3.23 JAN181041-M PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 68 3.15 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
11 5 3.06 DEC170935 X-MEN GRAND DESIGN TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
12 14 3.01 DEC170955 STAR WARS TP VOL 07 ASHES OF JEDHA $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
13 15 2.91 AUG170610 BLACK MONDAY MURDERS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
14 16 2.69 JAN180383 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 05 LONELY PLACE OF LIVING REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 20 2.62 JAN181054 DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
16 18 2.50 JAN181059 PUNISHER PLATOON TP (MR) $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
17 59 2.25 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
18 67 2.14 JAN170850 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
19 26 2.13 JAN180391 SUPERMAN TP VOL 05 HOPES AND FEARS REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 27 2.09 FEB180630 HEAD LOPPER TP VOL 02 CRIMSON TOWER $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
21 79 1.99 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
22 81 1.95 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
23 80 1.95 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
24 82 1.94 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
25 42 1.87 JAN180387 NIGHTWING TP VOL 05 RAPTORS REVENGE REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 91 1.77 DEC170659 REDLANDS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
27 34 1.76 JAN181044 RUNAWAYS BY RAINBOW ROWELL TP VOL 01 FIND YOUR WAY HOME $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 100 1.75 SEP160815 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMAGE COMICS
29 31 1.73 JAN180388 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 03 BIZARRO REBORN REBIRTH $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 19 1.73 DEC170239 GREEN LANTERN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
31 106 1.67 JUN170777 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03 $12.99 IMAGE COMICS
32 39 1.66 JAN181051 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 ARMS RACE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 41 1.66 DEC170719 LAZARUS X PLUS 66 TP (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
34 46 1.58 FEB180679 ROYAL CITY TP VOL 02 SONIC YOUTH (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
35 50 1.55 JAN180404 INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 61 1.53 JAN180389 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 05 KILL YOUR DARLINGS REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
37 65 1.52 JAN180384 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 04 DEFIANCE REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 66 1.47 JAN180702 BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 06 $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
39 51 1.47 JAN181057 JESSICA JONES TP VOL 03 RETURN OF THE PURPLE MAN $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
40 54 1.43 JAN181055 SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 05 GWENOM $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
41 102 1.39 FEB181932 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
42 76 1.38 JAN180390 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 03 GIRL OF NO TOMORROW REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
43 56 1.37 JAN181056 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 MOST WANTED $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
44 40 1.36 DEC170052 FIGHT CLUB 2 TP (MR) $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
45 63 1.36 JAN180360 BUG THE ADVENTURE OF FORAGER TP (MR) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
46 114 1.32 JAN180663 COYOTES TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
47 107 1.30 DEC171192 CYANIDE & HAPPINESS TP GUIDE PARENTING BY 3 GUYS W NO KIDS $9.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
48 28 1.27 JUL171682 JAMES BOND CASINO ROYALE HC $24.99 D. E.
49 52 1.21 DEC170136 REEFER MADNESS TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
50 21 1.20 JAN180397 FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 04 $34.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
51 179 1.20 FEB172077 SAVAGE TP $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
52 83 1.20 JAN181049 SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE WAR AT GATES OF HELL TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 267 1.19 JUN120722 FEAR ITSELF TP AVENGERS $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
54 55 1.19 DEC170099 BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW TP VOL 01 $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
55 90 1.14 JAN181052 UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL TP VOL 05 LOST IN THE PLOT $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 104 1.12 FEB181626 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 24 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
57 32 1.10 JAN180395 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT DETECTIVE TP VOL 01 $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 17 1.07 JAN181139 AFTERSHOCK SHOCK HC $34.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
58 38 1.07 JAN062102 INFINITY WAR TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
60 88 1.06 JAN180794 KINGSMAN RED DIAMOND TP (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
61 25 1.06 JAN181077 ANNIHILATION TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
62 86 1.04 FEB181035 DARK ARK TP VOL 01 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
63 96 1.01 JAN181048 JEAN GREY TP VOL 02 FINAL FIGHT $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
64 142 0.99 JAN181078 AVENGERS VS THANOS DIGEST TP $9.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 110 0.96 FEB181933 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 04 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
66 84 0.95 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 7 0.92 OCT170369 HARLEY QUINN & THE GOTHAM CITY SIRENS OMNIBUS HC $75.00 DC ENTERTAINMENT
68 8 0.91 OCT170990-M MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 18 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
68 44 0.91 JAN180410 WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ TP VOL 03 $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
70 109 0.91 JAN181045 CABLE TP VOL 02 NEWER MUTANTS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
71 116 0.90 JAN188892 BLACK PANTHER SHURI DEADLIEST OF SPECIES TP NEW PTG $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
72 48 0.90 FEB180929 X-MEN DOMINO TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
73 30 0.89 JAN181075 AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION TP AVENGERS DEFENDERS WAR $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 29 0.88 JAN181068 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
75 70 0.87 JAN180405 INJUSTICE 2 HC VOL 02 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 58 0.87 FEB181369 SHADOW BATMAN HC $24.99 D. E.
77 108 0.87 JUN160956 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MARVEL COMICS
78 93 0.86 FEB180517 FEAR AGENT FINAL ED TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 IMAGE COMICS
79 166 0.85 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
80 148 0.84 FEB181913 ETERNITY TP $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
81 99 0.83 DEC171223 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 05 $16.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
82 105 0.82 FEB180526 PERVERT OGN (MR) $17.99 IMAGE COMICS
83 57 0.81 JAN180399 FLASH THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 03 $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
84 73 0.80 DEC170129 ALIENS PREDATOR PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE TP $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
84 97 0.80 JAN180396 DC UNIVERSE BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
86 98 0.79 JAN180493 TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO EXPANDED ED $17.99 IDW PUBLISHING
87 113 0.79 FEB180583 LAZARUS SOURCEBOOK COLLECTION TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
88 45 0.78 JAN180385 FLASH REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 02 $34.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
89 101 0.77 JAN180394 BATMAN ARKHAM HUGO STRANGE TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
89 47 0.77 DEC170090 BPRD HELL ON EARTH HC VOL 02 $34.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
91 62 0.77 JAN180416 SLEEPER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
92 36 0.77 FEB180928 CABLE TP VOL 01 LAST HOPE $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
93 37 0.77 JAN180408 KAMANDI CHALLENGE HC $39.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
94 112 0.76 JAN181047 ICEMAN TP VOL 02 ABSOLUTE ZERO $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 124 0.76 FEB180513 CROSSROAD BLUES OGN (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
96 925 0.75 MAR110756 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND KORVAC SAGA GN TP $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
97 115 0.75 JAN181053 AMERICA TP VOL 02 FAST AND FUERTONA $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
98 120 0.74 JAN180666 FAMILY TRADE TP VOL 01 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
99 77 0.73 DEC171203 JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 02 $24.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
100 176 0.73 FEB181912 NINJA-K TP VOL 01 NINJA FILES $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

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