Top 100 Non-Premier Graphic Novels: 2018

VIZ Media -- My Hero Academia Volume 1The first volume of Kouhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia, published by VIZ Media, was 2018's best-selling non-premier graphic novel as well as the year's best-selling manga title.

VIZ Media had seven titles in the top ten for the year, including One-Punch Man Volume 1 at #3, My Hero Academia Volume 2 at #4, Dragon Ball Super Volume 1 at #5, Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 at #6, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 3 at #8, and One-Punch Man Volume 13 at #10.

Oni Press had two titles in the top ten: Rick and Morty Volume 1, based on the Adult Swin animated series, ranked #2, and the Rick and Morty Compendium ranked #9.

Also in the top ten, Clint McElroy and Carey Pietsch's The Adventure Zone Volume 1: Here There Be Gerblins, published by :01 First Second, ranked #7 for the year.

Also charting in November were Blackbox comics, Kodansha Comics, and Yen Press.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 47 169 8.38 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
2 52 40 7.90 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
3 117 429 5.03 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
4 133 498 4.68 SEP151698 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
5 136 506 4.60 MAR172201 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
6 140 346 4.54 APR151799 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
7 144 115 4.51 MAY181739 ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 01 HERE THERE BE GERBLINS $19.99 :01 FIRST SECOND
8 147 552 4.48 JAN182047 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
9 154 57 4.38 JAN188077 RICK & MORTY COMPENDIUM $34.99 ONI PRESS INC.
10 159 591 4.34 JAN182044 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
11 166 410 4.20 JUN181858 SHEETS GN $12.99 LION FORGE
12 175 219 4.10 MAY161133 SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
13 177 640 4.08 MAY182167 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
13 177 186 4.08 NOV171803 RICK & MORTY POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT TP $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
15 185 667 4.02 MAY182168 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ LLC
16 189 355 3.96 NOV172052 RWBY GN $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
17 190 211 3.95 FEB161683 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
18 195 707 3.89 JUN182184 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
19 206 750 3.82 FEB181932 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
20 210 409 3.79 JAN181776 PUERTO RICO STRONG SC $12.99 LION FORGE
21 211 708 3.78 OCT171954 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
22 213 762 3.74 APR181944 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
23 218 782 3.69 DEC171944 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
24 223 798 3.67 MAY182170 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ LLC
25 229 245 3.62 JAN189143 RICANSTRUCTION REMINISCING & REBUILDING PUERTO RICO TP $19.99 SOMOS ARTE, LLC
26 243 851 3.51 AUG182426 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
27 254 847 3.45 JAN172159 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
28 264 284 3.39 FEB181702 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 07 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
29 285 104 3.26 FEB181797-M BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE HC $29.99 TITAN COMICS
30 288 503 3.25 APR128211 AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER NEW PTG $12.99 GRAPHIX
31 308 244 3.11 OCT171949 SHIVER HC JUNJI ITO $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
32 309 584 3.10 JUL181945 AMULET SC GN VOL 08 SUPERNOVA $12.99 GRAPHIX
33 327 311 3.02 SEP151087 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE $19.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
34 336 478 2.96 JUL182329 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY TP VOL 01 $15.99 TOKYOPOP
35 339 1095 2.95 OCT182065 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
36 353 965 2.90 APR181371 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 04 CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN $9.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
37 366 1026 2.83 SEP171271 BLACK AF AMERICAS SWEETHEART GN $9.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
38 393 1145 2.77 DEC151700 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
39 395 1131 2.77 MAR161872 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
40 413 1179 2.73 JUL182362 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
41 416 1154 2.72 JUN172127 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
42 418 329 2.72 AUG182424 FRANKENSTEIN HC JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
43 453 1220 2.62 JUN161950 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
44 461 688 2.60 NOV101063 DEATH NOTE BLACK ED TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
45 466 501 2.58 SEP171940-M ROBOTECH TP VOL 01 $16.99 TITAN COMICS
46 469 293 2.57 MAY121234 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 $24.99 ONI PRESS INC.
47 482 255 2.52 AUG131498 UZUMAKI 3IN1 DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $27.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
48 487 1246 2.52 JUN158140 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
49 489 921 2.51 DEC171946 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 03 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
50 499 1332 2.49 AUG182427 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
51 518 561 2.43 SEP162089 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 01 OCARINA TIME $17.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
52 519 957 2.43 APR181933 RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 01 RED LIKE ROSES (JAN1 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
53 520 1042 2.43 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
54 530 1402 2.39 FEB172092 BORUTO GN VOL 01 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
55 555 1010 2.31 JUN151640 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 02 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
56 563 1114 2.30 JUL111150 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
57 569 1495 2.27 JAN182050 BORUTO GN VOL 03 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
58 574 802 2.26 FEB181035 DARK ARK TP VOL 01 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
59 580 1343 2.24 JUL181963 IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST TP $9.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
60 595 1819 2.21 NOV171290 ETERNAL OGN (MR) $7.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
61 602 605 2.20 SEP181911 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 08 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
62 605 869 2.19 JUL188899 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY TP VOL 01 FYE $8.00 TOKYOPOP
63 609 968 2.18 MAR128109 BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01 OUT BONEVILLE NEW PTG $12.99 GRAPHIX
64 614 1550 2.17 DEC162086 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
65 621 1577 2.15 SEP162091 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
66 626 753 2.14 MAY181387 JUGHEAD HUNGER TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
67 631 1595 2.13 SEP172065 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
68 634 1637 2.12 SEP182163 DRAGON BALL THAT TIME REINCARNATED AS YAMCHA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
69 640 678 2.11 DEC171602 PRINCE & DRESSMAKER GN $16.99 :01 FIRST SECOND
70 649 654 2.08 DEC151006 ARCHIE TP VOL 01 $19.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
71 651 165 2.07 DEC161677 MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS GN VOL 01 (RES) $39.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
72 662 1208 2.05 FEB181933 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 04 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
73 667 3158 2.04 MAR182040 POKEMON SUN & MOON GN VOL 01 $4.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
74 674 373 2.02 AUG090981 AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 KODANSHA COMICS
75 675 1688 2.02 JUN172118 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
76 683 630 2.01 OCT151564 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
77 708 1736 1.95 OCT141718 ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
78 711 1449 1.95 FEB181626 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 24 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
79 713 668 1.95 MAY161680 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
80 725 1250 1.93 AUG172154 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
81 738 840 1.92 JAN172160 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 03 MAJORA MASK LINK PAST $17.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
82 747 1140 1.90 SEP181388 WALK THROUGH HELL TP VOL 01 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
83 766 1807 1.86 SEP151697 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
84 768 1409 1.84 APR181936 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 05 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
85 788 1437 1.82 JUN182190 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 06 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
86 789 1580 1.82 MAY182234 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 25 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
87 796 1850 1.81 JUL171463 LADY MECHANIKA TP LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE $9.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
88 799 1098 1.81 DEC171040 JIMMYS BASTARDS TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
89 805 837 1.80 NOV171799 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 05 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
90 818 1919 1.78 MAR172203 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
91 825 3050 1.77 FEB172077 SAVAGE TP $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
92 826 996 1.76 MAR181177 ARCHIE TP VOL 05 $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
93 833 1443 1.76 AUG151816 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 03 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
94 835 1988 1.75 OCT171964 SPLATOON MANGA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
95 836 2003 1.75 FEB180968 THE GHOST THE OWL HC $9.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
96 839 1196 1.75 MAR111300 NARUTO 3IN1 TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
97 841 804 1.75 FEB161202 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES $19.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
97 841 1341 1.75 MAR182086 STAR WARS LOST STARS GN VOL 01 MANGA $13.00 YEN PRESS
99 845 889 1.74 NOV171154 PESTILENCE TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
100 853 2453 1.73 FEB181690 QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY THEM PRONOUNS GN $7.99 ONI PRESS INC.

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Publisher Market Shares: April 2019

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in April 2019, with Marvel Comics leading in both Retailer Dollars and Units Shipped.