Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: April 2018

Valiant Entertainment's Shadowman #2Valiant Entertainment's Shadowman #2 was April's best-selling small press comic book.

In total, Valiant had five titles in the top ten, including X-O Manowar #14 at #3, Bloodshot: Salvation #8 at #4, Ninja-K #6 at #6, and Quantum and Woody #5 at #9.

Heavy Metal's Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #4 ranked #2.

Archie Comics' Jughead the Hunger #5 ranked #5 and Archie #30 ranked #7.

Abstract Studios' Strangers in Paradise XXV #3 ranked #8.

Finally, Aftershock Comics' The Brothers Dracul #1 ranked #10.

Valiant Entertainment's Savage was April's top-selling small press graphic novel.

Also in the top ten for Valiant, Eternity ranked #5, and Ninja-K Volume 1: The Ninja Files ranked #6.

Kodansha Comics' Attack on Titan Volume 24 ranked #2 and Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle Volume 2 ranked #8.

Aftershock Comics had two titles in the top ten: Aftershock Shock ranked #3 and Dark Ark Volume 1 ranked #4.

Bergen Street Press' COPRA: Round Five ranked #7.

Antarctic Press' Trump: Putin on the Hits ranked #8.

Finally, Seven Seas Ghost Ship's World's End Harem Volume 1 ranked #10.

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS 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
1 165 159 9.33 FEB181885-M SHADOWMAN (2018) #2 [*] $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
2 172 149 8.38 NOV171707-M IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #4 $3.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
3 188 181 7.37 FEB181890-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #14 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
4 202 184 6.49 FEB181902-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #8 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
5 206 188 6.32 FEB181110-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #5 (MR) $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
6 209 192 6.24 FEB181894-M NINJA-K #6 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
7 213 194 6.13 FEB181115-M ARCHIE #30 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
8 222 213 5.56 FEB180960 STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #3 $3.99 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
9 230 229 5.16 FEB181898-M QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #5 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
10 231 208 5.11 FEB181021-M BROTHERS DRACUL #1 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
11 235 232 4.91 FEB181183 SIMPSONS COMICS #243 $3.99 BONGO COMICS
12 239 195 4.82 FEB181013-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #46 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
13 243 245 4.46 FEB181907-M NINJAK VS VU #4 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
14 248 239 4.32 FEB181023-M HER INFERNAL DESCENT #1 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
15 257 210 4.06 FEB181336-M LADY DEATH UNHOLY RUIN #1 (MR) $4.99 COFFIN COMICS
16 263 227 4.00 JAN181119-M VAMPBLADE SEASON 3 #1 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
17 268 238 3.79 FEB180989-M DANGER DOLL SQUAD GALACTIC GLADIATORS #1 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
18 272 255 3.71 FEB181025 BABYTEETH #10 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
19 275 269 3.62 JAN181232-M ARCHIES #6 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
20 280 274 3.52 FEB181184 SPONGEBOB COMICS #79 $3.99 UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
21 284 280 3.46 FEB181118-M BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #5 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
22 302 289 3.03 FEB181745 STABBITY BUNNY #4 (MR) $3.99 SCOUT COMICS
23 305 294 2.95 JAN181144 ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #5 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
24 306 295 2.94 NOV172131-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #14 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
25 308 298 2.92 FEB181171-M SURVIVAL FETISH #1 (MR) $3.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
26 313 303 2.86 DEC171650 DISNEY PRINCESS #17 $3.99 JOE BOOKS INC.
27 314 191 2.86 FEB181877-M MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #2 $7.99 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
28 317 272 2.83 DEC171007-M DOLLFACE #14 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
29 320 312 2.72 OCT171122-M CASPER AND WENDY #1 $3.99 AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
30 330 324 2.54 FEB181179 BLACK AF WIDOWS & ORPHANS #1 (MR) $3.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
31 333 325 2.51 JAN182105-M GFT TALES OF TERROR VOL 4 #1 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
32 335 327 2.49 JAN181305-M WILDS #2 (MR) $3.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
33 343 337 2.37 FEB182010-M VAN HELSING VS ROBYN HOOD #4 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
34 345 341 2.33 FEB181925-M WASTED SPACE #1 (MR) $3.99 VAULT COMICS
35 350 344 2.29 FEB182018-M ROBYN HOOD THE CURSE #4 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
36 361 354 2.13 JAN182125-M BELLE BEAST HUNTER #3 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
37 362 357 2.12 DEC171076-M STARGATE UNIVERSE BACK TO DESTINY #4 $3.99 AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
38 366 359 2.09 FEB181919-M DEEP ROOTS #1 (MR) $3.99 VAULT COMICS
39 369 370 2.02 FEB181033 ROUGH RIDERS RIDE OR DIE #3 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
40 370 373 1.96 NOV171185-M UNDERDOG #3 $3.99 AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
41 371 290 1.91 FEB181106 MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #6 $6.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
42 374 353 1.86 DEC171103 TREMENDOUS TRUMP MAN CHILD COVFEFE ONE SHOT $4.99 ANTARCTIC PRESS
43 376 358 1.83 NOV171219 TREMENDOUS TRUMP WORLD WAR T (ONE SHOT) $4.99 ANTARCTIC PRESS
44 381 394 1.80 JAN181229-M ARCHIE #29 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
45 383 367 1.80 JAN181103-M BLACK BETTY #3 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
46 386 383 1.77 FEB182030-M MUSKETEERS #3 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
47 387 387 1.74 FEB181026 COLD WAR #3 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
48 389 385 1.74 JAN182129-M PEEK A BOO #2 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
49 393 388 1.72 JAN181146 BACKWAYS #4 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
50 394 390 1.72 FEB181027 BETROTHED #2 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS GRAPHIC NOVELS
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 51 179 1.20 FEB172077 SAVAGE TP $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
2 56 104 1.12 FEB181626 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 24 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
3 58 17 1.07 JAN181139 AFTERSHOCK SHOCK HC $34.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
4 62 86 1.04 FEB181035 DARK ARK TP VOL 01 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
5 80 148 0.84 FEB181913 ETERNITY TP $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
6 100 176 0.73 FEB181912 NINJA-K TP VOL 01 NINJA FILES $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
7 118 95 0.61 FEB181164 COPRA TP ROUND FIVE (MR) $21.95 BERGEN STREET PRESS
8 128 184 0.58 FEB181629 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA MARS CHRONICLE GN VOL 02 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
8 128 214 0.58 JAN181207 TRUMP PUTIN ON THE HITS $9.99 ANTARCTIC PRESS
10 135 163 0.56 JAN181891 WORLDS END HAREM GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS GHOST SHIP
11 139 78 0.56 JAN181760 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA DELUXE ED VOL 03 $29.99 KODANSHA COMICS
12 150 208 0.50 JAN181761 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA CLEAR CARD GN VOL 03 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
13 158 164 0.46 SEP151087 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE $19.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
14 166 238 0.44 FEB181627 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 13 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
15 171 175 0.42 OCT171779 CUTIE HONEY A GO GO GN VOL 01 (MR) $15.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
16 178 225 0.40 JAN181890 TO LOVE RU DARKNESS GN VOL 04 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS GHOST SHIP
17 179 183 0.40 FEB181655 THIS IS A TACO HC $15.99 LION FORGE
18 183 571 0.38 AUG171282 CAPTAIN SWING TP SP ED (MR) $5.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
19 191 578 0.38 AUG171251 GEORGE RR MARTIN FEVRE DREAM TP SP ED (MR) $5.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
20 192 151 0.38 DEC171793 YOUR BLACK FRIEND AND OTHER STRANGERS HC (MR) $20.00 SILVER SPROCKET
21 196 333 0.38 FEB181125 BEST OF ARCHIE AMERICANA TP VOL 02 SILVER AGE $9.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
22 204 350 0.36 FEB181556 NOW #3 (MR) $9.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
23 217 266 0.34 JAN182104 YOUR NAME GN VOL 03 $13.00 YEN PRESS
24 222 138 0.33 FEB181642 ALGERIA IS BEAUTIFUL LIKE AMERICA HC $24.99 LION FORGE
25 227 316 0.33 FEB181631 FAIRY TAIL S GN VOL 02 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
26 248 371 0.31 FEB181126 JUGHEADS TIME POLICE TP $10.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
27 257 353 0.30 FEB180971 HERO CATS TP VOL 07 SEASON FINALE $11.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
28 263 308 0.29 JAN182082 MONSTER TAMER GIRLS GN VOL 01 $13.00 YEN PRESS
29 269 111 0.28 FEB181034 ANIMOSITY HC VOL 01 YEAR ONE (MR) $39.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
30 276 432 0.27 FEB181615 DISNEY GRAVITY FALLS CINESTORY TP VOL 04 $9.99 JOE BOOKS INC.
31 280 192 0.27 DEC171584 GODHEAD GN (MR) $24.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
32 281 204 0.27 FEB181544 BLACKBIRD DAYS HC (MR) $22.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
32 281 299 0.27 FEB161202 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES $19.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
34 285 637 0.27 JUL171463 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 04 LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE $9.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
35 287 862 0.27 AUG171272 DARK GODS TP VOL 01 SP ED (MR) $5.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
36 289 239 0.26 FEB180957 BEST WE COULD DO ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR SC $17.99 ABRAMS COMICARTS
37 291 834 0.26 MAR171383 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 03 LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY $7.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
38 292 293 0.26 FEB181319 BONE CODA BEHIND THE SCENES BUNDLE $14.95 CARTOON BOOKS
39 302 334 0.25 APR128211 AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER $12.99 GRAPHIX
40 308 366 0.25 FEB181997 OVERLORD GN VOL 06 $13.00 YEN PRESS
41 309 365 0.25 JAN181870 CAPTAIN HARLOCK DIMENSIONAL VOYAGE GN VOL 04 $12.99 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
42 312 464 0.24 JAN181963 DISNEY FAIRIES MANGA GN VOL 05 GREAT FAIRY RESCUE $10.99 TOKYOPOP
43 315 157 0.24 OCT172048 GRIMM FAIRY TALES LEGACY TP VOL 01 $29.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
44 319 382 0.24 JAN182080 MERMAID BOYS GN VOL 01 $13.00 YEN PRESS
45 320 381 0.24 JAN182086 GOBLIN SLAYER GN VOL 02 (MR) $13.00 YEN PRESS
46 325 978 0.24 AUG171261 DISENCHANTED TP VOL 01 SP ED (MR) $5.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
46 325 248 0.24 JAN181768 PRINCESS JELLYFISH GN VOL 08 $19.99 KODANSHA COMICS
48 329 417 0.23 DEC171792 YUUNA & HAUNTED HOT SPRINGS GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 SEVEN SEAS GHOST SHIP
49 330 182 0.23 JAN181660 LAND OF THE SONS HC (MR) $29.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
50 334 275 0.23 NOV172145 VAN HELSING VS WEREWOLF TP $19.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

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Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

Diamond Comic Distributors defines Small Presses as publishers with a dollar market share of under 1% over the previous six months. In offering these breakdowns of the best-selling small press comics and graphic novels, a spotlight is shown on these publishers, affording them recognition for their strong sales in a crowded marketplace. To help retailers contextualize the relationship between the Small Press sales rankings, each chart offers for each book the overall ranking for the month amongst all publishers.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title — with a value of 100 — because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

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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.