Top 100 Graphic Novels: May 2018

Marvel Comics' Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here The misadventures of two rebels during the Galactic Civil War are recounted in Kevin Rubio and Lucas Marangon's Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here from Marvel Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of May.

Marvel had five titles in the top ten including Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Gauntlet at #2, Amazing Spider-Man/Venom: Venom, Inc. at #7; and, tied at #10, Black Panther: Long Live the King and Infinity War.

Image Comics had three titles in the top ten: Where We Live: A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas ranked #3, Snotgirl Volume 2: California Screaming ranked #3, and Black Magick Volume 2: Awakening II ranked #9.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten: Dark Days: The Road to Metal ranked #5 and Wonder Woman Volume 5: Heart of the Amazon ranked #6.

Also in the top ten, Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction ranked #8.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 16.40 MAR180947 STAR WARS TAG & BINK WERE HERE #1 $7.99 MARVEL COMICS
2 1 9.35 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
3 5 4.61 MAR180600 WHERE WE LIVE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY TP $19.99 IMAGE COMICS
4 12 4.32 MAR180757 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 02 CALIFORNIA SCREAMING $15.99 IMAGE COMICS
5 4 4.05 DEC170376 DARK DAYS THE ROAD TO METAL HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 23 2.86 FEB180292 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 05 HEART OF THE AMAZON TP REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 19 2.77 FEB180936 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC TP $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 9 2.72 JAN180104 HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 SEED OF DESTRUCTION $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
9 26 2.55 MAR180642 BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 02 AWAKENING II (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
10 32 2.55 FEB180931 BLACK PANTHER LONG LIVE THE KING MPGN TP $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 7 2.55 JAN062102 INFINITY WAR TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
12 35 2.49 OCT170715 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
13 20 2.47 FEB181702 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 07 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
14 29 2.38 FEB180286 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 05 VOTE HARLEY REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 31 2.35 FEB180308 NIGHTWING THE NEW ORDER TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
16 30 2.34 MAR180733 REBORN TP (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
17 88 2.31 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
18 24 2.29 FEB180932 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 05 AVENGERS OF NEW WORLD PART 2 $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
19 78 2.26 FEB180533 SWING TP VOL 01 (A) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
20 28 2.24 JAN180101 SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN LEGION OF EVIL FROM BLACK HAMMER TP $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
21 27 2.15 FEB180942 STAR WARS POE DAMERON TP VOL 04 LEGEND FOUND $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
22 80 2.02 FEB180476 J SCOTT CAMPBELL DANGER GIRL 20TH ANNIV $9.99 IDW PUBLISHING
23 38 1.98 FEB180285 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 05 HARD TRAVELING HERO REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
24 36 1.95 FEB180940 MOON KNIGHT LEGACY TP VOL 01 CRAZY RUNS IN FAMILY $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
25 43 1.92 FEB180289 SUPERMAN REBORN TP REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 48 1.90 FEB180925 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL TP VOL 02 BUCKET LIST $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
27 46 1.85 FEB180311 SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
28 39 1.85 MAR180993 PUNISHER WAR MACHINE TP VOL 01 $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 41 1.85 FEB180930 VENOM & X-MEN POISON-X TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
30 11 1.79 MAR181006 SILVER SURFER EPIC COLLECTION TP THANOS QUEST $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
31 120 1.77 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
32 54 1.74 FEB180316 WILD STORM TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
33 13 1.73 FEB180946 DEATH OF WOLVERINE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
34 59 1.71 MAR180997 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 05 CRUEL AND UNUSUAL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
35 37 1.71 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 55 1.70 MAR180736 REDNECK TP VOL 02 EYES UPON YOU (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
37 112 1.66 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
38 66 1.65 FEB180283 BATWOMAN TP VOL 02 WONDERLAND REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
39 33 1.62 JAN189143 RICANSTRUCTION REMINISCING & REBUILDING PUERTO RICO TP $19.99 SOMOS ARTE, LLC
40 57 1.61 MAR180718 MOTOR CRUSH TP VOL 02 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
41 58 1.59 MAR180672 EXTREMITY TP VOL 02 WARRIOR $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
42 76 1.50 FEB180663 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 04 $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
43 2 1.46 NOV171043 PUNISHER MAX BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 (MR) $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
44 72 1.45 FEB180933 HULK RETURN TO PLANET HULK TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
45 207 1.45 FEB181778 DAYGLOAYHOLE QUARTERLY #1 (MR) $6.00 SILVER SPROCKET
46 274 1.44 MAR182040 POKEMON SUN & MOON GN VOL 01 $4.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
47 83 1.36 MAR182086 STAR WARS LOST STARS GN VOL 01 $13.00 YEN PRESS
48 79 1.33 FEB180303 INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
49 89 1.31 FEB180938 HAWKEYE KATE BISHOP TP VOL 03 FAMILY REUNION $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
50 258 1.29 MAY140626 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
51 62 1.29 FEB180299 BATMAN GHOSTS TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
52 158 1.28 FEB180924 COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL AGAIN TP $9.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 22 1.28 FEB180947 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION SPIDER-MAN NO MORE TP $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
54 52 1.27 DEC170664 SACRED CREATURES TP VOL 01 (MR) $22.99 IMAGE COMICS
55 65 1.24 MAR181177 ARCHIE TP VOL 05 $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
56 60 1.24 JAN180121 BEASTS OF BURDEN ANIMAL RITES TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
57 50 1.22 NOV171076 STAR WARS HAN SOLO HC $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
58 18 1.19 JUN140730 INFINITY TP $49.99 MARVEL COMICS
59 115 1.19 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
60 34 1.18 DEC170241 ACTION COMICS 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
61 90 1.18 FEB180297 FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS TP VOL 01  $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
62 132 1.16 JAN170850 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
63 70 1.14 SEP170400 BATMAN TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES (REBIRTH) $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
64 25 1.13 FEB180941 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION EMPIRE TP VOL 04 $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 95 1.12 FEB180568 GRAVEDIGGERS UNION TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
66 96 1.11 FEB180552 EVOLUTION TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
67 74 1.09 AUG170013 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 02 THE EVENT $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
68 179 1.08 FEB180968 THE GHOST THE OWL HC $9.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
69 97 1.07 MAR180994 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS TP VOL 03 EIGHT YRS LATER $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
70 61 1.06 FEB180317 ZERO HOUR CRISIS IN TIME HC $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
71 206 1.05 FEB180548 DARK FANG TP VOL 01 EARTH CALLING (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
71 170 1.05 JUN170777 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03 $12.99 IMAGE COMICS
71 147 1.05 FEB180310 SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP TP VOL 05 $12.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
74 210 1.04 FEB180586 PARADISO TP VOL 01 ESSENTIAL SINGULARITY (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
75 314 1.04 FEB110663 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS PREM HC BLADE VS AVENGERS $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
76 195 1.04 MAR182033 ONE PIECE GN VOL 86 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
77 148 1.03 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
78 64 1.02 FEB180301 DEATHSTROKE THE TERMINATOR TP VOL 04 CRASH OR BURN $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
79 8 1.01 NOV171039-M MMW MARVEL TEAM-UP HC VOL 03 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
80 186 1.01 SEP160815 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMAGE COMICS
81 84 1.00 JAN180118 MILK & CHEESE DAIRY PRODUCTS GONE BAD TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
82 226 1.00 JAN181039 COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS HAN SOLO TP $9.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 51 1.00 FEB180302 GREEN LANTERN KYLE RAYNER TP VOL 02 $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
84 153 0.99 MAR180601 ANGELIC TP VOL 01 HEIRS & GRACES $12.99 IMAGE COMICS
85 113 0.99 JUN160956 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MARVEL COMICS
85 334 0.99 SEP150863 MARVEL 1872 TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
87 40 0.97 FEB180281 BATMAN DETECTIVE REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 02 $34.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
88 136 0.95 FEB180934 SHE-HULK TP VOL 03 JEN WALTERS MUST DIE $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
89 98 0.95 FEB180306 LOEG THE BLACK DOSSIER TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
90 42 0.94 FEB180926 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 22 MURDER MOST FOWL $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
91 15 0.94 NOV171041-M MMW DEFENDERS HC VOL 06 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
92 85 0.94 DEC171719 MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR GN $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
93 6 0.94 NOV171044 WOLVERINE GOES TO HELL OMNIBUS HC $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
94 86 0.94 MAR182019 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST FULLMETAL ED HC VOL 01 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
95 56 0.93 FEB180313 SUPERMAN BY MARK MILLAR TP $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
96 130 0.93 FEB180284 CYBORG TP VOL 03 SINGULARITY REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
97 128 0.93 APR170834 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
97 129 0.93 FEB180291 SUPERWOMAN TP VOL 03 THE MIDNIGHT HOUR REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 45 0.92 FEB180943 PUNISHER INVADES THE NAM TP $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
100 114 0.92 JUN161226 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 01 $19.99 BOOM! STUDIOS

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