Top 50 Non-Premier Comics and Graphic Novels: April 2018

Oni Press' Rick and Morty #37Based on the beloved animated series, Oni Press' Rick and Morty #37 was April's best-selling non-premier comic book.

Valiant Entertainment had four titles in the top ten: Shadowman #2 ranked #2, X-O Manowar #14 ranked #4, Bloodshot: Salvation #8 ranked #5, and Ninja-K #6 ranked #7.

Heavy Metal's Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #4 ranked #3.

Archie Comics' Jughead the Hunger #5 ranked #6 and Archie #30 ranked #8.

Based on the cult classic television series, Titan's The Prisoner #1 ranked #9.

Finally, Abstract Studios' Strangers in Paradise XXV #3 ranked #10.

VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 12 was April's best-selling non-premier graphic novel. Also in the top ten from VIZ, Tokyo Ghoul:Re Volume 4 ranked #6.

Valiant Entertainment had three titles in the top ten: Savage ranked #2, Eternity ranked #7, and Ninja-K Volume 1: The Ninja Files ranked #8.

Kodansha Comics' Attack on Titan Volume 24 ranked #3.

Aftershock Comics had two titles in the top ten: Aftershock Shock ranked #4 and Dark Ark Volume 1 ranked #5.

Titan Comics' Robotech Archive Omnibus Volume 1 ranked #9.

Finally, Oni Press' Dead of Winter: Good Good Dog ranked #10.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2018

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 86 66 20.62 FEB181697-M RICK & MORTY #37 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
2 165 159 9.33 FEB181885-M SHADOWMAN (2018) #2 [*] $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
3 172 149 8.38 NOV171707-M IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #4 $3.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
4 188 181 7.37 FEB181890-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #14 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
5 202 184 6.49 FEB181902-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #8 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
6 206 188 6.32 FEB181110-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #5 (MR) $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
7 209 192 6.24 FEB181894-M NINJA-K #6 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
8 213 194 6.13 FEB181115-M ARCHIE #30 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
9 220 190 5.73 FEB181798-M PRISONER #1 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
10 222 213 5.56 FEB180960 STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #3 $3.99 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
11 230 229 5.16 FEB181898-M QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #5 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
12 231 208 5.11 FEB181021-M BROTHERS DRACUL #1 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
13 235 232 4.91 FEB181183 SIMPSONS COMICS #243 $3.99 BONGO COMICS
14 239 195 4.82 FEB181013-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #46 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
15 243 245 4.46 FEB181907-M NINJAK VS VU #4 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
16 248 239 4.32 FEB181023-M HER INFERNAL DESCENT #1 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
17 257 210 4.06 FEB181336-M LADY DEATH UNHOLY RUIN #1 (MR) $4.99 COFFIN COMICS
18 263 227 4.00 JAN181119-M VAMPBLADE SEASON 3 #1 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
19 266 251 3.92 NOV171968-M WONDERFUL WORLD OF TANK GIRL #4 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
20 268 238 3.79 FEB180989-M DANGER DOLL SQUAD GALACTIC GLADIATORS #1 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
21 272 255 3.71 FEB181025 BABYTEETH #10 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
22 275 269 3.62 JAN181232-M ARCHIES #6 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
23 280 274 3.52 FEB181184 SPONGEBOB COMICS #79 $3.99 UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
24 284 280 3.46 FEB181118-M BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #5 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
25 294 258 3.23 FEB188018 RICK & MORTY PRESENTS THE VINDICATORS #1 $4.99 ONI PRESS INC.
26 302 289 3.03 FEB181745 STABBITY BUNNY #4 (MR) $3.99 SCOUT COMICS
27 305 294 2.95 JAN181144 ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #5 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
28 306 295 2.94 NOV172131-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #14 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
29 308 298 2.92 FEB181171-M SURVIVAL FETISH #1 (MR) $3.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
30 310 299 2.90 FEB181824-M BLOODBORNE #3 (MR) $3.99 TITAN COMICS
31 313 303 2.86 DEC171650 DISNEY PRINCESS #17 $3.99 JOE BOOKS INC.
32 314 191 2.86 FEB181877-M MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #2 $7.99 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
33 317 272 2.83 DEC171007-M DOLLFACE #14 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
34 320 312 2.72 OCT171122-M CASPER AND WENDY #1 $3.99 AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
35 326 317 2.63 DEC171846-M MINKY WOODCOCK GIRL WHO HANDCUFFED HOUDINI #4 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
36 330 324 2.54 FEB181179 BLACK AF WIDOWS & ORPHANS #1 (MR) $3.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
37 333 325 2.51 JAN182105-M GFT TALES OF TERROR VOL 4 #1 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
38 335 327 2.49 JAN181305-M WILDS #2 (MR) $3.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
39 337 328 2.46 DEC171831-M PENNY DREADFUL #9  $3.99 TITAN COMICS
40 343 337 2.37 FEB182010-M VAN HELSING VS ROBYN HOOD #4 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
41 345 341 2.33 FEB181925-M WASTED SPACE #1 (MR) $3.99 VAULT COMICS
42 350 344 2.29 FEB182018-M ROBYN HOOD THE CURSE #4 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
43 361 354 2.13 JAN182125-M BELLE BEAST HUNTER #3 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
44 362 357 2.12 DEC171076-M STARGATE UNIVERSE BACK TO DESTINY #4 $3.99 AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
45 366 359 2.09 FEB181919-M DEEP ROOTS #1 (MR) $3.99 VAULT COMICS
46 369 370 2.02 FEB181033 ROUGH RIDERS RIDE OR DIE #3 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
47 370 373 1.96 NOV171185-M UNDERDOG #3 $3.99 AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
48 371 290 1.91 FEB181106 MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #6 $6.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
49 374 353 1.86 DEC171103 TREMENDOUS TRUMP MAN CHILD COVFEFE ONE SHOT $4.99 ANTARCTIC PRESS
50 376 358 1.83 NOV171219 TREMENDOUS TRUMP WORLD WAR T (ONE SHOT) $4.99 ANTARCTIC PRESS

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2018

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OVERALL
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RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 41 102 1.39 FEB181932 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
2 51 179 1.20 FEB172077 SAVAGE TP $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
3 56 104 1.12 FEB181626 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 24 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
4 58 17 1.07 JAN181139 AFTERSHOCK SHOCK HC $34.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
5 62 86 1.04 FEB181035 DARK ARK TP VOL 01 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
6 65 110 0.96 FEB181933 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 04 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
7 80 148 0.84 FEB181913 ETERNITY TP $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
8 100 176 0.73 FEB181912 NINJA-K TP VOL 01 NINJA FILES $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
9 104 74 0.69 DEC171824 ROBOTECH ARCHIVE OMNIBUS VOL 01 $24.99 TITAN COMICS
10 112 129 0.65 DEC171717 DEAD OF WINTER GN GOOD GOOD DOG (MR) $14.99 ONI PRESS INC.
11 118 95 0.61 FEB181164 COPRA TP ROUND FIVE (MR) $21.95 BERGEN STREET PRESS
12 123 211 0.60 FEB181936 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 21 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
13 127 247 0.58 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
14 128 184 0.58 FEB181629 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA MARS CHRONICLE GN VOL 02 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
14 128 214 0.58 JAN181207 TRUMP PUTIN ON THE HITS $9.99 ANTARCTIC PRESS
16 130 144 0.58 FEB181948 DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION GN VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
17 135 163 0.56 JAN181891 WORLDS END HAREM GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS GHOST SHIP
18 139 78 0.56 JAN181760 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA DELUXE ED VOL 03 $29.99 KODANSHA COMICS
19 144 122 0.53 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
20 145 244 0.52 JAN172159 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
21 150 208 0.50 JAN181761 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA CLEAR CARD GN VOL 03 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
22 158 164 0.46 SEP151087 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE $19.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
23 159 274 0.46 FEB181935 FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 23 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
24 166 238 0.44 FEB181627 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 13 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
25 171 175 0.42 OCT171779 CUTIE HONEY A GO GO GN VOL 01 (MR) $15.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
26 178 225 0.40 JAN181890 TO LOVE RU DARKNESS GN VOL 04 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS GHOST SHIP
27 179 183 0.40 FEB181655 THIS IS A TACO HC $15.99 LION FORGE
28 183 571 0.38 AUG171282 CAPTAIN SWING TP SP ED (MR) $5.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
29 189 170 0.38 DEC171725 DAMNED TP VOL 02 ILL GOTTEN (MR) $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
30 191 578 0.38 AUG171251 GEORGE RR MARTIN FEVRE DREAM TP SP ED (MR) $5.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
31 192 151 0.38 DEC171793 YOUR BLACK FRIEND AND OTHER STRANGERS HC (MR) $20.00 SILVER SPROCKET
32 196 333 0.38 FEB181125 BEST OF ARCHIE AMERICANA TP VOL 02 SILVER AGE $9.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
32 196 154 0.38 SEP171954 NORMANDY GOLD TP (MR) $19.99 TITAN COMICS
34 203 249 0.37 NOV172052 RWBY GN $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
35 204 350 0.36 FEB181556 NOW #3 (MR) $9.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
36 211 352 0.35 MAR172201 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
36 211 345 0.35 OCT171954 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
38 216 143 0.35 FEB181931 HOMESTUCK HC VOL 01 ACT 1 & 2 $24.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
39 217 266 0.34 JAN182104 YOUR NAME GN VOL 03 $13.00 YEN PRESS
40 218 380 0.34 FEB181934 PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
41 222 138 0.33 FEB181642 ALGERIA IS BEAUTIFUL LIKE AMERICA HC $24.99 LION FORGE
42 226 268 0.33 DEC171842 SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME TP $12.99 TITAN COMICS
43 227 316 0.33 FEB181631 FAIRY TAIL S GN VOL 02 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
44 228 207 0.33 NOV171940 PENNY DREADFUL TP VOL 02 BEAUTEOUS EVIL $16.99 TITAN COMICS
45 233 199 0.32 DEC171726 STUMPTOWN TP VOL 02 CASE OF BABY VELVET CASE (MR) $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
46 237 185 0.32 DEC171864 MOORCOCK LIB EREKOSE HC VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 TITAN COMICS
46 237 402 0.32 FEB181942 PLATINUM END GN VOL 05 (MR) $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
48 241 437 0.32 SEP151698 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
49 248 371 0.31 FEB181126 JUGHEADS TIME POLICE TP $10.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
50 255 278 0.30 FEB181960 NARUTO 3IN1 TP VOL 22 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC

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Publisher Market Shares: September 2018

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