Exclusive: October's Top 100 Best-Selling Graphic Novels

DC Entertainment -- Batman: White KnightSean Murphy's Batman: White Knight, a collection of the best-selling DC Entertainment mini-series in which The Joker, reformed, is Gotham City's hero, was October's best-selling graphic novel

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten including Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette's Wonder Woman: Earth One Volume 2 at #2, Batman Volume 7: The Wedding Album at #4, and Batman and the Justice League Manga Volume 1 at #10.

Image Comics had five books in the top ten, led by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' original graphic novel My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies at #3. Also in the top ten, Gideon Falls Volume 1: Black Born ranked #5, Isola Volume 1 ranked #6, The Wicked and the Divine Volume 7: Mothering Invention ranked #7, and Death or Glory Volume 1 ranked #8.

Rounding out the ten ten, Marvel Comics' Avengers By Jason Aaron Volume 1: Final Host, a collection of the first story arc of Aaron's Marvel Legacy run on the title, ranked #9.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 JUL180733 DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 02 $24.99 JUL180591 DC ENTERTAINMENT
3 MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES HC (MR) $16.99 JUL180133 IMAGE COMICS
4 BATMAN TP VOL 07 THE WEDDING REBIRTH $16.99 JUL180717 DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 01 BLACK BARN (MR) $9.99 AUG180153-M IMAGE COMICS
6 ISOLA TP VOL 01 $9.99 JUL180153-M IMAGE COMICS
7 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 07 MOTHERING INVENTION (MR) $17.99 AUG180194 IMAGE COMICS
8 DEATH OR GLORY TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 AUG180126-M IMAGE COMICS
9 AVENGERS BY JASON AARON TP VOL 01 FINAL HOST $17.99 JUL181176-M MARVEL COMICS
10 BATMAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE MANGA TP VOL 01 $12.99 JUN180436 DC ENTERTAINMENT
11 MAN OF STEEL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS HC $24.99 JUL180765 DC ENTERTAINMENT
12 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 08 LATER THAN YOU THINK (MR) $16.99 AUG180113 IMAGE COMICS
13 X-MEN GRAND DESIGN SECOND GENESIS TP $29.99 JUL181178 MARVEL COMICS
14 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 15 $9.99 AUG182426 VIZ MEDIA LLC
15 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 JUL180297 IMAGE COMICS
16 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES 30TH ANNIV ED $19.99 JUL180774-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
17 LIKELY STORIES HC (MR) $17.99 APR180018 DARK HORSE COMICS
18 TERRIFICS TP VOL 01 MEET THE TERRIFICS $16.99 JUL180800 DC ENTERTAINMENT
19 BATMAN THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING HC $34.99 JUL180732 DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 LUMBERJANES ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 INFERNAL COMPASS $14.99 JUN181213 BOOM! STUDIOS
21 MOONSHINE TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 JUL180265 IMAGE COMICS
22 ANALOG CYBER DYSTOPIAN NOIR TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 JUL180142 IMAGE COMICS
23 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 15 (MR) $34.99 AUG180049 IMAGE COMICS
24 DEADPOOL ASSASSIN TP $17.99 JUL181189 MARVEL COMICS
25 MAESTROS TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 AUG180164 IMAGE COMICS
26 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 03 THE RETURN OF KID FLASH REBIRTH $16.99 JUL180797 DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS MASTERS SUN ZOMBIES CHRONICLES TP $24.99 APR171143 MARVEL COMICS
28 JESSICA JONES MPGN TP BLIND SPOT $19.99 AUG181021 MARVEL COMICS
29 FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE HC THE COMPLETE COLLECTION $24.99 JUN180751 IDW PUBLISHING
30 FRANKENSTEIN HC JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION $22.99 AUG182424 VIZ MEDIA LLC
31 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 02 $9.99 AUG182427 VIZ MEDIA LLC
32 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803 IMAGE COMICS
32 ROYAL CITY TP VOL 03 WE ALL FLOAT ON (MR) $16.99 AUG180188 IMAGE COMICS
34 MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 JUL180261 IMAGE COMICS
35 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 04 GOOD NIGHT GOTHAM $19.99 JUL180768 DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMAGE COMICS
37 BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $24.99 JAN120300 DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 MAY180199 IMAGE COMICS
39 HIT-GIRL TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 AUG180158 IMAGE COMICS
40 IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST TP $9.99 JUL181963 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
41 DOCTOR STRANGE BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 02 CITY OF SIN $15.99 JUL181187 MARVEL COMICS
41 MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES GN TP TO WAKANDA AND BEYOND $9.99 JUL181168 MARVEL COMICS
43 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 07 SUPERHUMAN TRAFFICKING $14.99 JUL180757 DC ENTERTAINMENT
44 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 05 THE FALL OF SLADE REBIRTH $16.99 JUL180743 DC ENTERTAINMENT
45 RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS TP VOL 01 $16.99 JUL180766 DC ENTERTAINMENT
46 MOB PSYCHO 100 TP VOL 01 $11.99 JUN180383 DARK HORSE COMICS
47 SWAMP THING THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.99 JUL180795 DC ENTERTAINMENT
48 DOCTOR STRANGE TP DAMNATION $15.99 JUL181185 MARVEL COMICS
49 RUNAWAYS BY RAINBOW ROWELL TP VOL 02 BEST FRIENDS FOREVER $17.99 JUL181180 MARVEL COMICS
50 DONT LET THE PENGUIN DRIVE THE BATMOBILE HC $14.99 JUN180440 DC ENTERTAINMENT
51 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE HC $50.00 JUL181169 MARVEL COMICS
52 X-MEN BLUE TP VOL 05 SURVIVING EXPERIENCE $19.99 AUG181088 MARVEL COMICS
53 WEAPON H TP VOL 01 AWOL $17.99 AUG181087 MARVEL COMICS
54 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 07 DRAIN THE SWAMP REBIRTH $19.99 JUL180778 DC ENTERTAINMENT
55 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 OCT170715 IMAGE COMICS
56 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MARVEL COMICS
57 JUSTICE LEAGUE THE DARKSEID WAR ESSENTIAL EDITION TP $29.99 JUL180763 DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 FEB140265-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
59 FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 05 $34.99 JUL180749 DC ENTERTAINMENT
60 HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 08 DONE COME BACK $17.99 JUN180373 DARK HORSE COMICS
61 WAKANDA FOREVER TP $15.99 JUL181181 MARVEL COMICS
62 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAY180961 MARVEL COMICS
62 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 04 PLAIN SIGHT REBIRTH $16.99 JUL180791 DC ENTERTAINMENT
64 DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION TP MASTER OF THE MYSTIC ARTS $39.99 JUL181205 MARVEL COMICS
65 BLOODBORNE TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 APR181810 TITAN COMICS
66 SIDEWAYS TP VOL 01 STEPPIN OUT $16.99 JUL180787 DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY MICHELINIE & MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC $100.00 APR180851 MARVEL COMICS
68 DEAD HAND TP VOL 01 COLD WAR RELICS (MR) $16.99 JUL180144 IMAGE COMICS
69 BOMBSHELLS UNITED TP VOL 02 WAR BONDS $16.99 JUL180740 DC ENTERTAINMENT
70 MARVELOCITY MARVEL COMIC ART ALEX ROSS HC $50.00 JUL182072 PANTHEON BOOKS
71 SCARLET TP BOOK 01 (MR) $14.99 JUL180782 DC ENTERTAINMENT
72 DEADLY CLASS DLX HC VOL 02 (MR) $49.99 JUL180204-m IMAGE COMICS
73 NEW MUTANTS TP DEAD SOULS $17.99 JUL181188 MARVEL COMICS
74 AQUICORN COVE HC $12.99 JUN181896 ONI PRESS INC.
75 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 07 $12.99 AUG182431 VIZ MEDIA LLC
75 WWE UNDERTAKER ORIGINAL GN $19.99 JUN181228 BOOM! STUDIOS
77 APOCRYPHA THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL SC $24.99 AUG182367-m Z2 COMICS
78 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 APR170834 IMAGE COMICS
79 MARVEL KNIGHTS BLACK WIDOW BY GRAYSON & RUCKA TP (MR) $19.99 JUL181173 MARVEL COMICS
80 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION NEW REPUBLIC TP VOL 04 $39.99 JUL181170 MARVEL COMICS
81 ALIENS ESSENTIAL COMICS TP VOL 01 $24.99 JUN180361 DARK HORSE COMICS
82 BATMAN HAUNTED KNIGHT TP $19.99 JUL180727 DC ENTERTAINMENT
83 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMAGE COMICS
84 IDENTITY CRISIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY HC $29.99 AUG140340 DC ENTERTAINMENT
85 MAGE TP VOL 05 HERO DENIED BOOK THREE $19.99 AUG180167 IMAGE COMICS
86 BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS TP $16.99 JUL180736 DC ENTERTAINMENT
86 DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC $29.99 JAN180379 DC ENTERTAINMENT
88 HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 SEED OF DESTRUCTION $24.99 JAN180104 DARK HORSE COMICS
89 BPRD HELL ON EARTH HC VOL 03 $34.99 JUN180365 DARK HORSE COMICS
90 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT DETECTIVE TP VOL 02 $29.99 JUL180734 DC ENTERTAINMENT
91 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC ENTERTAINMENT
92 ARCHIE TP VOL 06 $17.99 AUG181581 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
93 INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION TP LEADER LIVES $39.99 AUG181099 MARVEL COMICS
94 ME THE PEOPLE HC $14.99 JUL180131 IMAGE COMICS
95 WEAPON X TP VOL 04 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION $15.99 AUG181089 MARVEL COMICS
96 ABBOTT TP $17.99 JUN181244 BOOM! STUDIOS
97 MMW INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HC VOL 11 $75.00 APR180847-M MARVEL COMICS
98 FLASH STARTING LINE ESSENTIAL EDITION TP $24.99 JUL180755 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMAGE COMICS
100 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 SEP108136 DARK HORSE COMICS

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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.

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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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