Top 100 Graphic Novels: May 2019

DC Ink -- Under the Moon Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart's Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale, an original graphic novel from DC's DC Ink imprint, was May's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten for DC, DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out ranked #6.

Dark Horse Comics had three titles in the top ten: The Umbrella Academy volumes 1 and 2 ranked #2 and #4 respectively, and The Legend of Korra Part 1: Ruins of Empire, the official continuation of the animated series, ranked #8.

Image Comics had four titles in the top ten: Skottie Young and Jorge Corona's Middlewest Book 1 ranked #3, East of West Volume 9 ranked #5, Rat Queens Volume 6 ranked #9, and Saga Deluxe Edition Volume 3 ranked #10.

Also in the top ten, Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's The Immortal Hulk Volume 3: Hulk in Hell from Marvel Comics ranked #7.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2019

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 5 5.91 JAN190554 UNDER THE MOON A CATWOMAN TALE TP DC INK $16.99 DC COMICS
2 4 5.75 SEP108136 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
3 38 4.97 MAR190092-M MIDDLEWEST TP BOOK 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
4 6 4.97 DEC098005 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 02 DALLAS $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
5 7 4.92 FEB190059 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 09 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
6 39 4.92 JAN190555 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SPACED OUT TP $9.99 DC COMICS
7 14 4.89 FEB190998 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 03 HULK IN HELL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 32 4.63 JAN190482 LEGEND OF KORRA TP PART 01 RUINS OF EMPIRE $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
9 19 4.14 MAR190119 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 06 INFERNAL PATH (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
10 2 4.13 MAR190127 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 03 (MR) $49.99 IMAGE COMICS
11 44 4.04 DEC180407 AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER IMBALANCE PART TWO TP $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
12 15 3.99 JAN190427 STRANGER THINGS TP VOL 01 OTHER SIDE $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
13 56 3.63 FEB192177 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
14 20 3.46 FEB190589 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 GRAVEYARD OF GODS $19.99 DC COMICS
15 12 3.34 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
16 1 3.33 NOV181004-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
17 8 3.32 FEB190468 SIX DAYS INCREDIBLE STORY OF D DAYS LOST CHAPTER HC $24.99 DC COMICS
18 27 3.23 JAN190687-M KINGDOM COME TP $19.99 DC COMICS
19 30 3.22 FEB190053 BLACKBIRD TP VOL 01 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
20 37 3.17 FEB190992 SPIDER-GWEN GHOST-SPIDER TP VOL 01 SPIDER-GEDDON $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
21 40 3.06 FEB190854 LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ASHE TP WARMOTHER $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
22 73 3.04 MAR192172 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
23 45 2.96 FEB190997 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 03 $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
24 85 2.94 MAR190064 SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 01 (NEW PTG) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
25 41 2.86 MAR190071-M BITTER ROOT TP VOL 01 FAMILY BUSINESS $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
26 81 2.82 MAR192171 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
27 18 2.81 FEB192164 SMASHED JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION HC (MR) $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
28 10 2.78 JAN198939 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT HC $29.99 DC COMICS
29 23 2.65 MAR191005 SPIDER-MAN NOIR COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
30 55 2.46 MAR191266 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
31 50 2.44 FEB190985 STAR WARS AGE OF REPUBLIC TP VILLAINS $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 69 2.40 MAR191527 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 05 LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI $11.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
33 11 2.37 JAN198940 MISTER MIRACLE HC (MR) $34.99 DC COMICS
34 53 2.34 FEB190986 STAR WARS AGE OF REPUBLIC TP HEROES $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
35 67 2.25 AUG181082 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 01 OR IS HE BOTH $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 117 2.21 FEB192176 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
37 71 2.20 FEB190999 FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 02 MR AND MRS GRIMM $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 70 2.20 FEB190991 MAN WITHOUT FEAR TP DEATH OF DAREDEVIL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
39 46 2.17 JAN190414 QUANTUM AGE TP FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER VOL 01 $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
40 65 2.15 FEB190570 PEARL TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 DC COMICS
41 66 2.12 FEB190568 COVER TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 DC COMICS
42 52 2.09 JUL180733 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC COMICS
43 68 2.08 FEB190588 JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY TP VOL 01 THE GHOST SECTOR $16.99 DC COMICS
44 63 2.08 JAN191096 STAR WARS HAN SOLO IMPERIAL CADET TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
45 57 2.01 FEB190574 RONIN BY FRANK MILLER TP BLACK LABEL $19.99 DC COMICS
46 47 1.83 FEB190620 WONDER WOMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK WITCHING HOUR HC $24.99 DC COMICS
47 77 1.83 FEB190996 DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID TP VOL 02 REMITTANCE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
48 78 1.79 FEB190994 PUNISHER TP VOL 02 WAR IN BAGALIA $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 72 1.79 JUL180487 ALIENS TP DUST TO DUST $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
50 82 1.78 MAR190062 SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE COMP COLL TP VOL 01 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
51 3 1.75 NOV181006 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN STRACZYNSKI OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
52 167 1.74 APR160803-M MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
53 61 1.74 JAN192012 RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
54 125 1.68 JUN181858 SHEETS GN $12.99 LION FORGE
55 92 1.65 MAR190097 OUTER DARKNESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
56 107 1.65 NOV181036 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 02 GREEN DOOR $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
57 97 1.64 FEB190559 BATGIRL TP VOL 05 ART OF THE CRIME $16.99 DC COMICS
57 109 1.64 MAR191020 X-FORCE TP VOL 01 SINS OF PAST $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
59 24 1.64 FEB191005 THOR BY JASON AARON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01 $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
60 26 1.64 FEB191008 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP ASSASSIN NATION $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
61 113 1.60 FEB190990 BLACK PANTHER KILLMONGER TP BY ANY MEANS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
62 140 1.59 FEB190596 MAD ABOUT THE TRUMP ERA TP $12.99 DC COMICS
63 86 1.57 JAN191379 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 08 SG $16.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
64 34 1.55 FEB191006 MS MARVEL EPIC COLLECTION TP WOMAN WHO FELL TO EARTH $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 49 1.50 FEB190572 FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 06 $29.99 DC COMICS
66 111 1.49 FEB190601 SCOOBY APOCALYPSE TP VOL 05 $16.99 DC COMICS
67 89 1.45 FEB190577 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 09 EVILS MIGHT $19.99 DC COMICS
67 100 1.45 JAN192112 LIFE IS STRANGE TP $16.99 TITAN COMICS
69 115 1.44 FEB190599 RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC COMICS
70 96 1.39 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC COMICS
71 22 1.37 FEB190605 SHAZAM THE WORLDS MIGHTIEST MORTAL HC VOL 01 $49.99 DC COMICS
72 102 1.37 FEB190610 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 08 THE FINAL MISSION $19.99 DC COMICS
73 214 1.35 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
74 146 1.34 JUL180297 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
75 198 1.33 MAR192173 ONE PIECE GN VOL 90 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
76 43 1.31 MAR191386 GOON BUNCH OF OLD CRAP TP VOL 01 $29.99 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
77 58 1.30 FEB191840 GODZILLA AFTERSHOCK HC GN $24.99 LEGENDARY COMICS
78 108 1.29 FEB190603 SANDMAN TP VOL 08 WORLDS END 30TH ANNIV ED (MR) $19.99 DC COMICS
79 91 1.28 MAR192169 JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 4 DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE HC VOL 01 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
80 136 1.27 MAR190125 REDLANDS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
81 42 1.24 FEB191007 SILVER SURFER EPIC COLLECTION TP INNER DEMONS $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
82 165 1.23 FEB192172 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 10 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
83 84 1.23 FEB191010 FANTASTIC FOUR TP BEHOLD GALACTUS $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
84 134 1.23 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC COMICS
85 119 1.19 MAR191862 GENDER QUEER MEMOIR GN $17.99 LION FORGE
86 105 1.18 JAN192024 DREAM DADDY DAD DATING COMIC BOOK TP $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
87 194 1.17 FEB191011 CHAMPIONS GN TP WE STILL NEED HEROES $12.99 MARVEL COMICS
88 90 1.14 FEB190615 SWAMP THING PROTECTOR OF THE GREEN DC ESSENTIAL ED TP $24.99 DC COMICS
89 98 1.14 MAR191384 WRONG EARTH TP VOL 01 $19.99 AHOY COMICS
90 137 1.14 JAN190446 GOD OF WAR TP $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
91 75 1.12 FEB190592 LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT MICHAEL GOLDEN HC $29.99 DC COMICS
92 133 1.12 OCT180569 DARK NIGHTS METAL TP $19.99 DC COMICS
93 239 1.12 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
94 135 1.11 FEB191001 SPIDER-MAN TP SINISTER SIX $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 129 1.10 NOV181988 BLOODBORNE TP VOL 02 HEALING THIRST (MR) $16.99 TITAN COMICS
95 139 1.10 JAN192255 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY TP VOL 02 $15.99 TOKYOPOP
97 76 1.10 FEB190617 TEEN TITANS BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 03 $29.99 DC COMICS
98 13 1.08 NOV181012-M MMW INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HC VOL 12 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
98 94 1.08 JAN190473 USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA TP VOL 08 $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
100 51 1.06 MAR191003 SPIDER-MAN VS MYSTERIO TP $39.99 MARVEL COMICS

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