Top 50 Non-Premier Graphic Novels: August 2018

Titan Comics' The Beatles: Yellow SubmarineIn celebration of the 50th-anniversary of the Beatles' animated film Yellow Submarine, Bill Morrison (MAD Magazine) adapted the film as a graphic novel, and Titan Comics' The Beatles: Yellow Submarine was August's best-selling non-premier graphic novel. Also in the top ten for Titan Comics was The Wonderful World of Tank Girl at #7.

Black Mask Comics' Calexit Volume 1, a political satire inspired by the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union that imagined California's exit from the United States, ranked #2 for the month.

VIZ Media had four titles in the top ten, led by My Hero Academia Volume 14 at #3, which was also the month's best-selling manga title.

Lion Force's Sheets ranked #4.

Oni Press's Rick and Morty Volume 1, a perennial best-seller based on the fan-favorite Adult Swim series, ranked #5.

Also in the top ten, Scout Comics' Stabbity Bunny ranked #10 for the month.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 24 11 2.09 FEB181797 BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE HC $29.99 TITAN COMICS
2 36 69 1.73 APR181387-M CALEXIT TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
3 45 131 1.53 JUN182184 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
4 75 130 1.14 JUN181858 SHEETS GN $12.99 LION FORGE
5 82 93 1.09 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
6 97 207 0.98 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
7 113 88 0.91 DEC171857 WONDERFUL WORLD OF TANK GIRL HC (MR) $22.99 TITAN COMICS
8 115 173 0.90 JAN188006 RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 02 MIRROR MIRROR $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
9 117 179 0.89 JUN182190 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 06 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
10 127 113 0.81 MAY181970 STABBITY BUNNY TP $19.99 SCOUT COMICS
11 129 263 0.80 JUN182196 BLACK TORCH GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
12 139 180 0.77 JUN181333 JIMMYS BASTARDS TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
13 148 261 0.74 OCT171605-M THICKER THAN BLOOD TP $9.95 FPG
14 157 109 0.71 APR181839 COMIC BOOK IMPLOSION SC $21.95 TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
15 162 135 0.69 MAY181601 DISNEY GRAVITY FALLS LOST LEGENDS HC GN $19.99 DISNEY PRESS
16 163 151 0.68 JUN182188 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST FULLMETAL ED HC VOL 02 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
17 166 85 0.67 MAY181698 PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 17 1969-1970 $34.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
18 173 315 0.64 JUN182186 ONE PIECE GN VOL 87 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
19 174 216 0.64 JUN182098 BLOODSHOT SALVATION TP VOL 02 THE BOOK OF THE DEAD $14.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
20 190 290 0.60 MAY181577 RASL COLOR ED TP VOL 01 DRIFT (MR) $9.99 CARTOON BOOKS
21 198 299 0.58 JUN181807 BABY SITTERS CLUB COLOR ED GN VOL 06 KRISTYS BIG DAY $10.99 GRAPHIX
22 199 155 0.57 MAY181739 ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 01 HERE THERE BE GERBLINS $19.99 :01 FIRST SECOND
23 205 373 0.55 JUN182193 FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 25 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
24 219 183 0.52 JUN181783 ROUGHNECK TP $19.99 GALLERY 13
24 219 140 0.52 MAR181950 MOORCOCK LIB CORUM HC VOL 02 QUEEN OF SWORDS $24.99 TITAN COMICS
26 226 353 0.51 JUN181450 LIFE WITH ARCHIE TP VOL 01 $10.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
27 229 149 0.50 MAR181920 ROBOTECH ARCHIVES MACROSS SAGA TP VOL 02 $24.99 TITAN COMICS
28 232 386 0.50 MAY182167 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ LLC
29 233 374 0.50 JUN181448 BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR TP VOL 01 $10.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
30 236 215 0.49 JUN182189 JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 3 STARDUST CRUSADERS HC VOL 08 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
31 244 139 0.48 MAY181678 I RENE TARDI PRISONER OF WAR IN STALAG IIB HC VOL 01 $29.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
32 246 402 0.47 MAY182168 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ LLC
33 250 161 0.47 JAN181935 MINKY WOODCOCK GIRL WHO HANDCUFFED HOUDINI HC $24.99 TITAN COMICS
34 253 211 0.46 AUG171153 CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST CLASSICS TP VOL 01 $19.99 AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
35 254 227 0.46 JUN181757 LOVE & ROCKETS LIBRARY GILBERT GN VOL 07 THREE SISTERS (MR) $19.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
36 255 300 0.46 JUN181353 BACKWAYS TP VOL 01 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
36 255 363 0.46 JUN182265 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 14 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
36 255 414 0.46 JAN182047 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
39 259 177 0.46 MAY181609 COYOTE DOGGIRL HC (MR) $22.95 DRAWN & QUARTERLY
40 261 434 0.45 JUN181449 BEST OF ARCHIE AMERICANA TP VOL 03 BRONZE AGE $9.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
41 263 708 0.45 JUL140863 ROVER RED CHARLIE TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
42 266 323 0.44 JUN182228 BLACK BUTLER GN VOL 26 $13.00 YEN PRESS
43 271 423 0.44 MAR172201 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
44 274 429 0.43 SEP151698 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
45 276 445 0.43 JAN172159 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
46 279 419 0.43 JUN182183 THAT BLUE SKY FEELING GN VOL 01 $10.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
47 287 153 0.41 MAR181388 VALERIAN COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 04 $29.99 CINEBOOK
48 291 361 0.41 APR151799 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
49 292 329 0.40 APR181480 VALERIAN AND LAURELINE GN VOL 01 SHINGOUZLOOZ INC $13.95 CINEBOOK
49 292 465 0.40 JUN172127 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
51 300 489 0.40 JUN182185 PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC

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

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Publisher Market Shares: November 2018

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