Top 100 Graphic Novels: August 2019

Image Comics - The Walking Dead Volume 32

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 32, the final volume of Image Comics' best-selling series, was August's best-selling graphic novel.

DC had three titles in the top ten: Scott Snyder and Jock's The Batman Who Laughs ranked #2, Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh's Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass ranked #3, and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, reprinted to coincide with the HBO series, ranked #4.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten: Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's War of the Realms ranked #5, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season One Declassified ranked #6, Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum and Paolo Villanelli's Star War: Vader: Dark Visions ranked #7, and Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1: Final Gauntlet ranked #10.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 13.98 JUN190045 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 32 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
2 2 6.54 JUN190568 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS HC $29.99 DC COMICS
3 11 5.53 APR190434 HARLEY QUINN BREAKING GLASS TP DC INK $16.99 DC COMICS
4 6 5.21 JUN190614-M WATCHMEN TP $24.99 DC COMICS
5 4 4.92 MAY190956 WAR OF REALMS TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
6 36 3.77 APR140762 MARVELS AGENTS OF SHIELD DECLASSIFIED SLIPCASE HC $49.99 MARVEL COMICS
7 22 3.73 MAY190975 STAR WARS VADER DARK VISIONS TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 49 3.69 SEP181357 MIRACULOUS TALES LADYBUG CAT NOIR TP S2 VOL 04 NO EVIL DOING $8.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
9 18 3.63 FEB192149 DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 02 $15.99 TOKYOPOP
10 17 3.62 MAY190960 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TP VOL 01 FINAL GAUNTLET $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
11 16 3.56 APR190247 SNOW GLASS APPLES HC $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
11 48 3.56 APR190435 SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE TP DC ZOOM $9.99 DC COMICS
13 19 3.55 JAN192254 DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 01 $15.99 TOKYOPOP
14 9 3.39 DEC181256-M BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 DYNAMITE
15 50 3.39 JUN180439 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS TP $9.99 DC COMICS
16 3 3.19 MAY190044 SAGA COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMAGE COMICS
17 8 3.13 MAY190964 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP HUNTED $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
18 27 3.11 JUL180733 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC COMICS
19 12 3.00 MAY190949 X-MEN GRAND DESIGN TP X-TINCTION $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
20 26 2.95 MAY190979 STAR WARS TP VOL 11 SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
21 10 2.90 JAN198940 MISTER MIRACLE HC (MR) $34.99 DC COMICS
22 65 2.77 MAR190080-M DIE TP VOL 01 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
23 29 2.75 MAY190480 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT TURTLES II TP $16.99 DC COMICS
24 31 2.61 MAY190976 STAR WARS AGE OF REBELLION TP VILLAINS $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
25 32 2.60 MAY190977 STAR WARS AGE OF REBELLION TP HEROES $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
26 39 2.53 JUN191043 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 RE-ENTRY $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
27 163 2.50 FEB140838 THANOS RISING HC $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 72 2.37 MAY191214 JUST BEYOND SCARE SCHOOL ORIGINAL GN RL STINE $9.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
29 42 2.27 NOV182111 RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT TP $15.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
30 101 2.08 FEB180156 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS OUT OF THE BOTTLE TP $9.99 DC COMICS
31 200 2.08 APR140768 DISNEY KINGDOMS SEEKERS OF WEIRD HC $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 15 2.07 APR191204 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SHATTERED GRID TP $29.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
33 30 1.88 MAY190475 AQUAMAN HC VOL 01 UNSPOKEN WATER $24.99 DC COMICS
34 63 1.80 JUN191056 WOLVERINE TP INFINITY WATCH $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
35 67 1.79 JUN191045 WAR OF REALMS JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 56 1.74 MAY190488 HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA TP $16.99 DC COMICS
37 53 1.73 MAY190962 OLD MAN QUILL TP VOL 01 NOBODYS FAULT BUT MINE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
38 74 1.64 JAN198511 DOG MAN GN VOL 07 FOR WHOM BALL ROLLS $12.99 GRAPHIX
39 121 1.62 JUN192124 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 20 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
40 159 1.62 MAR140783 INVADERS CLASSIC TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
41 54 1.59 APR190283 ARCHIE VS PREDATOR TP $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
42 70 1.58 JUN190043 SKYWARD TP VOL 03 FIX THE WORLD $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
43 23 1.56 MAR191177-M BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 (MR) $29.99 DYNAMITE
44 51 1.54 MAR190367 STAR BLAZERS TP VOL 01 SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO 2199 $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
45 21 1.53 MAY190984 FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION TP MYSTERY OF BLACK PANTHER $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
46 110 1.50 MAY190988 HAWKEYE GN TP PRIVATE EYE $12.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 57 1.49 MAY190478 BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR HC $19.99 DC COMICS
48 85 1.47 APR190639 JIM CORNETTE PRESENTS BEHIND CURTAIN WRESTLING STORIES TP $14.99 IDW PUBLISHING
49 79 1.47 JUN190044 SPAWN ENEMY OF THE STATE TP $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
50 77 1.45 APR190963 CHAMPIONS BY JIM ZUB TP VOL 01 BEAT THE DEVIL $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 5 1.45 DEC180652 JOKER THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC $99.99 DC COMICS
52 7 1.44 FEB190976 MARVEL MASTERS OF SUSPENSE LEE & DITKO OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
53 35 1.44 MAY190525 WONDER WOMAN BY GREG RUCKA TP VOL 03 $29.99 DC COMICS
54 86 1.43 APR190550 INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 05 $16.99 DC COMICS
55 80 1.41 MAY190970 MR AND MRS X TP VOL 02 GAMBIT AND ROGUE FOREVER $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 96 1.40 MAY190961 ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TP VOL 02 WAR OF REALMS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
57 64 1.40 MAY190502 SANDMAN TP VOL 11 ENDLESS NIGHTS 30TH ANNIV ED (MR) $19.99 DC COMICS
58 24 1.39 MAY190983 X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION TP DISSOLUTION AND REBIRTH $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
59 71 1.39 APR190292 ALIENS TP RESISTANCE $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
60 37 1.39 JAN198939 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT HC $29.99 DC COMICS
61 161 1.38 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
62 116 1.37 JUN192220 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 28 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
63 93 1.35 FEB190469 TEEN TITANS RAVEN TP DC INK $16.99 DC COMICS
64 97 1.35 MAY190959 WAR OF REALMS STRIKEFORCE TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 59 1.33 APR191231 KLAUS HOW SANTA CLAUS BEGAN GN VOL 01 $19.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
66 75 1.29 MAY190509 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 08 CONSTRICTION $19.99 DC COMICS
67 83 1.28 JAN190427 STRANGER THINGS TP VOL 01 OTHER SIDE $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
68 44 1.28 MAY190484 FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 06 $29.99 DC COMICS
69 108 1.25 AUG181082 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 01 OR IS HE BOTH $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
70 166 1.24 JUN192125 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
71 142 1.23 MAY190503 SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP DOOMED TP $12.99 DC COMICS
72 88 1.23 APR190064 SPAWN COVER GALLERY HC VOL 01 $19.99 IMAGE COMICS
73 185 1.23 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
74 129 1.21 JUN192123 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 12 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
75 61 1.19 MAY190942 MARVEL 80TH ANNIVERSARY POSTER BOOK TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
76 13 1.18 FEB190978-M MMW MARVEL TWO IN ONE HC VOL 04 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
77 168 1.16 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
78 66 1.16 MAY190971 AGE OF X-MAN MARVELOUS X-MEN TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
79 103 1.16 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC COMICS
80 119 1.15 MAY190958 WAR OF REALMS TP GIANT-MAN $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
81 195 1.15 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
82 122 1.14 MAY190973 MEET THE SKRULLS TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 123 1.13 APR191314 LOLLIPOP KIDS TP VOL 01 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
84 135 1.13 APR190556 JOKER TP BLACK LABEL $14.99 DC COMICS
85 34 1.13 JUN191065 THOR EPIC COLLECTION TP BLACK GALAXY $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
86 114 1.12 APR191968 RYUKO TP VOL 01 $14.99 TITAN COMICS
87 104 1.12 APR181874 HEATHEN TP VOL 02 $14.99 VAULT COMICS
88 98 1.11 SEP108136 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
89 113 1.10 JUN190029 OPHIUCHUS TP $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
90 212 1.09 MAY191277 MIRACULOUS TALES LADYBUG CAT NOIR TP S2 VOL 08 TEAR OF JOY $8.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
91 190 1.09 JUN192119 MY HERO ACADEMIA SMASH GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
92 25 1.08 MAY190492 JUSTICE THE DELUXE EDITION HC $49.99 DC COMICS
93 76 1.05 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC COMICS
94 138 1.05 MAY190972 AGE OF X-MAN TP NEXTGEN $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 102 1.03 OCT180569 DARK NIGHTS METAL TP $19.99 DC COMICS
96 38 1.02 MAY190491 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA LAST SURVIVORS OF EARTH TP $39.99 DC COMICS
97 81 1.01 OCT180598 MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR) $24.99 DC COMICS
98 144 1.01 JUN191062 AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
98 106 1.01 JUL180774 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES 30TH ANNIV ED $19.99 DC COMICS
100 40 1.00 MAY190978 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLL ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS TP VOL 04 $39.99 MARVEL COMICS

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Publisher Market Shares: October 2019

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