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

Marvel Comics -- Absolute CarnageDonny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Absolute Carnage, collecting Marvel Comics' crossover event, was January's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten from Marvel Comics, League of Legends: Lux ranked #4 and House of X/Powers of X, the best-selling graphic novel of December, ranked #5.

DC had four titles in the top ten. Their top book, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Victoria Ying's Diana: Princess of the Amazons, the young readers graphic novel about Wonder Woman's childhood, ranked #2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen ranked #3, Green Lantern: Legacy ranked #9, and Louise Simonson and Kit Seaton's Wonder Woman: Warbringer, adapting Leigh Bardugo's young adult novel, ranked #10.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten. Stranger Things: Zombie Boys, ranked #6, and Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and Rich Tommaso's Black Hammer Volume 4: Age of Doom Part 2 ranked #8.

Also in the top ten, VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 22, January's best-selling manga, ranked #7 on the graphic novels chart.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2020

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TP $29.99 OCT191107 MARVEL COMICS
2 DIANA PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS TP $9.99 SEP190470 DC COMICS
3 WATCHMEN TP $24.99 JUN190614-M DC COMICS
4 LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TP LUX $15.99 JUL191064 MARVEL COMICS
5 HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X HC $60.00 SEP190963-M MARVEL COMICS
6 STRANGER THINGS ZOMBIE BOYS VOL 01 $10.99 OCT190311 DARK HORSE COMICS
7 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 22 $9.99 OCT192290 VIZ MEDIA LLC
8 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 04 AGE OF DOOM PART II $19.99 MAY190209 DARK HORSE COMICS
9 GREEN LANTERN LEGACY TP $9.99 SEP190471 DC COMICS
10 WONDER WOMAN WARBRINGER TP $16.99 SEP190472 DC COMICS
11 INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 JUL191095-M MARVEL COMICS
12 SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL TP $16.99 OCT190493 DC COMICS
13 NO LONGER HUMAN HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $34.99 OCT192289 VIZ MEDIA LLC
14 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 18 $9.99 OCT192291 VIZ MEDIA LLC
15 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 06 ABSOLUTE CARNAG $17.99 OCT191115 MARVEL COMICS
16 LAZARUS TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 NOV190089 IMAGE COMICS
16 LOEG VOL IV TEMPEST HC $29.99 MAY190661 IDW PUBLISHING
18 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT $19.99 JUN090991 IDW PUBLISHING
19 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 07 $9.99 OCT192292 VIZ MEDIA LLC
20 BLACK CAT TP VOL 01 GRAND THEFT MARVEL $15.99 OCT191113 MARVEL COMICS
21 SEA OF STARS TP VOL 01 $14.99 OCT190059 IMAGE COMICS
22 MILES MORALES TP VOL 02 BRING ON BAD GUYS $15.99 OCT191116 MARVEL COMICS
23 CONAN BARBARIAN ORIG MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $125.00 JUL191093-M MARVEL COMICS
24 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS DEADPOOL TP $15.99 OCT191111 MARVEL COMICS
25 DIE TP VOL 01 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER (MR) $9.99 MAR190080 IMAGE COMICS
26 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP MAXIMUM CARNAGE $39.99 OCT191135 MARVEL COMICS
27 CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 01 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS $19.99 JUN190303 DARK HORSE COMICS
28 FANTASTIC FOUR GRAND DESIGN TP $29.99 SEP190986 MARVEL COMICS
29 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 06 $9.99 NOV192091 VIZ MEDIA LLC
30 VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER TP VOL 01 $17.99 OCT191114 MARVEL COMICS
31 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE MILES MORALES TP $15.99 OCT191109 MARVEL COMICS
32 AVENGERS BY JASON AARON TP VOL 05 CHALLENGE OF GHOST RIDERS $15.99 NOV190972 MARVEL COMICS
33 DREAMING TP VOL 02 EMPTY SHELLS (MR) $16.99 OCT190657 DC COMICS
34 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 FALLING STAR $17.99 OCT191117 MARVEL COMICS
35 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE IMMORTAL HULK & OTHER TALES TP $15.99 OCT191112 MARVEL COMICS
36 LOKI TP $17.99 OCT191119 MARVEL COMICS
37 BOWIE STARDUST RAYGUNS & MOONAGE DAYDREAMS HC GN $39.99 NOV191780-M INSIGHT COMICS
38 DCEASED HC $29.99 AUG190650 DC COMICS
39 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 JUN151643 VIZ MEDIA LLC
40 BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 DEC181256-M DYNAMITE
41 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE HC NEW ED $17.99 JUN190574-M DC COMICS
41 LUCIFER TP VOL 02 THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (MR) $16.99 OCT190684 DC COMICS
43 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SCREAM TP $15.99 OCT191108 MARVEL COMICS
44 BIRDS OF PREY HARLEY QUINN TP $19.99 OCT190651 DC COMICS
45 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS TP $15.99 OCT191110 MARVEL COMICS
46 FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 HOSTILE TAKEOVERS $17.99 SEP190987 MARVEL COMICS
47 INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP $16.99 OCT190675 DC COMICS
48 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 08 INTERG EMPIRE WAKANDA PT 03 $17.99 SEP190983 MARVEL COMICS
49 UNEARTH TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 OCT190071 IMAGE COMICS
50 EARTH X TP NEW PTG $29.99 NOV190956 MARVEL COMICS
51 DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID TP VOL 04 CHOICE $15.99 OCT191124 MARVEL COMICS
52 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMAGE COMICS
53 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 22 REGENERATION (MR) $29.99 OCT190667 DC COMICS
54 WITCHER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.99 SEP190311 DARK HORSE COMICS
55 BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS TP VOL 01 LESSER GODS $17.99 OCT190628 DC COMICS
56 BIRDS OF PREY HUNTRESS TP $19.99 OCT190652 DC COMICS
57 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803 IMAGE COMICS
58 SILVER SURFER BLACK TP TREASURY EDITION $29.99 SEP190990 MARVEL COMICS
59 DAREDEVIL BY BENDIS & MALEEV OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG $100.00 JUL191088 MARVEL COMICS
60 MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR GN TP FULL MOON $12.99 OCT191142 MARVEL COMICS
61 MMW DAREDEVIL HC VOL 14 $75.00 JUL191091-M MARVEL COMICS
62 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE COMPLETE COLL TP $34.99 OCT190676 DC COMICS
63 THOR BY JASON AARON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02 $39.99 NOV190993 MARVEL COMICS
64 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 JUL180733 DC COMICS
65 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP CONAN GAMBLER $19.99 OCT191138 MARVEL COMICS
66 OZ COMPLETE COLLECTION GN TP VOL 01 WONDERFUL WIZARD MARVELO $15.99 OCT191143 MARVEL COMICS
67 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 14 $12.99 OCT192293 VIZ MEDIA LLC
68 BATMAN ARKHAM BLACK MASK TP $19.99 OCT190629 DC COMICS
69 STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN $19.99 JAN160962 MARVEL COMICS
70 SCOOBY APOCALYPSE TP VOL 06 $16.99 OCT190689 DC COMICS
71 JAMES BOND LIVE & LET DIE HC $24.99 JUL191174 DYNAMITE
72 BIRDS OF PREY BLACK CANARY TP $19.99 OCT190650 DC COMICS
73 INVISIBLE WOMAN TP $15.99 OCT191121 MARVEL COMICS
74 WHAT IF CLASSIC COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03 $39.99 NOV190986 MARVEL COMICS
75 FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION COMING GALACTUS TP NEW PTG $39.99 NOV190981 MARVEL COMICS
76 CONAN TP HOUR OF DRAGON $34.99 OCT191137 MARVEL COMICS
77 HUNTRESS ORIGINS TP $19.99 OCT190672 DC COMICS
78 BLACK BOLT HC $34.99 JUL191097 MARVEL COMICS
79 OVER MY DEAD BODY TP $16.99 OCT190056 IMAGE COMICS
80 PUNISHER KILL KREW TP $17.99 OCT191123 MARVEL COMICS
81 BIRDS OF PREY MURDER AND MYSTERY TP $29.99 OCT190653 DC COMICS
82 CONTAGION TP $15.99 OCT191122 MARVEL COMICS
83 MMW MIGHTY THOR HC VOL 19 $75.00 AUG191141-M MARVEL COMICS
84 DEMON SLAYER KIMETSU NO YAIBA GN VOL 10 $9.99 NOV192084 VIZ MEDIA LLC
85 ALIENS RESCUE TP $19.99 SEP190309 DARK HORSE COMICS
86 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 01 IMPERIAL MACH $17.99 AUG171045 MARVEL COMICS
87 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 SEP151698 VIZ MEDIA LLC
88 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 10 $16.99 SEP191287 BOOM! STUDIOS
89 SWAMP THING THE BRONZE AGE TP VOL 02 $39.99 SEP190602 DC COMICS
90 IRONHEART TP VOL 02 TEN RINGS $17.99 SEP190988 MARVEL COMICS
91 BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 06 DIVIDE CONQUER AND KILL $16.99 OCT190631 DC COMICS
92 BAT AND THE CAT 80 YEARS OF ROMANCE HC $39.99 OCT190627 DC COMICS
93 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 SEP108136 DARK HORSE COMICS
94 GUDETAMA LOVE FOR THE LAZY HC $9.99 SEP191888 ONI PRESS INC.
95 DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 01 $24.99 JUL190638 DC COMICS
96 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 JUL150827 MARVEL COMICS
97 SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP ITS SCOOBY TIME TP $12.99 OCT190693 DC COMICS
98 PERSONA 5 MANGA GN VOL 01 $9.99 NOV192082 VIZ MEDIA LLC
99 STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY MOVIE ADAPTATIONS TP $34.99 OCT191127 MARVEL COMICS
100 JACK KIRBYS DINGBAT LOVE HC $43.95 JUN191992 TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
100 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 02 HEAD GAMES $19.99 AUG100347 IDW PUBLISHING

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