Top 100 Graphic Novels: October 2016

Published to coincide with the debut of the new Champions team, Marvel's Champions: No Time For Losers, a collection of classic 1970s Champions tales, was October's best-selling graphic novel.

\ Marvel had a total of four books among the top ten including Ryan North and Erica Henderson's original graphic novel, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe at #6; Doctor Strange: Flight of Bones at #7; and the adult coloring book, Color Your Own Star Wars, at #8.

Image Comics had five titles at the top ten, led by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked and the Divine Volume 4: Rising Action at #2, followed by East of West Volume 6 at #3, Tokyo Ghost Volume 2 at #4, Low Volume 3: Shore of the Dying Light at #5, and Trees Volume 2 at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, DC Entertainment's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Book & Mask Set ranked #10.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2016

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 43 5.67 AUG160750 CHAMPIONS NO TIME FOR LOSERS #1 $7.99 MAR
2 5 5.60 JUL160868 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 04 RISING ACTION (MR) $14.99 IMA
3 9 4.32 JUL160823 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 11 4.08 JUL160853 TOKYO GHOST TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
5 15 3.61 MAY160689 LOW TP VOL 03 SHORE OF THE DYING LIGHT (MR) $14.99 IMA
6 4 3.50 JUN160947 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP MARVEL UNIVERSE OGN HC $24.99 MAR
7 23 3.47 JUL161070 DOCTOR STRANGE TP FLIGHT OF BONES $24.99 MAR
8 40 3.45 JUL161075 COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS TP $9.99 MAR
9 26 3.43 NOV150698 TREES TP VOL 02 (MR) $12.99 IMA
10 1 3.18 APR160376 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BOOK & MASK SET $39.99 DC
11 21 3.05 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 IDW
12 14 2.90 JUN160095 HELLBOY IN HELL TP VOL 02 DEATH CARD $17.99 DAR
13 8 2.84 JUN160357 SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN HC $24.99 DC
14 3 2.58 JUL160855 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 13 (MR) $34.99 IMA
15 56 2.51 JUL160482 REVOLUTION ROAD TO REVOLUTION SPECIAL TP $9.99 IDW
16 29 2.51 MAY160021 NEIL GAIMANS TROLL BRIDGE HC $14.99 DAR
17 20 2.45 JUL160804-M HEAD LOPPER TP VOL 01 ISLAND OR A PLAGUE OF BEASTS (MR) $19.99 IMA
18 32 2.43 JUL161086 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 02 BORDERTOWN $15.99 MAR
19 74 2.29 JUL160791 BLACK ROAD TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
20 59 2.27 JUN160049 BUFFY HIGH SCHOOL YEARS GLUTTON PUNISHMENT TP $10.99 DAR
21 35 2.26 AUG161020 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 04 TEMPORARY INSANITATION $15.99 MAR
22 45 2.16 JUL160389 GOODNIGHT BATCAVE HC $14.99 DC
23 79 2.11 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
24 48 2.07 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
25 34 2.05 AUG161022 BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 SHIELDS MOST WANTED $17.99 MAR
26 159 2.00 AUG110967 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS TP VOL 01 COLOSSUS OF MARS (MR) $16.99 DE
27 137 1.95 JUL141103 TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER TP VOL 01 CONQUEST $16.99 DE
28 144 1.95 OCT121241 X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 01 BY THE SWORD (NEW PTG) $9.99 VAL
29 195 1.95 STAR01813 MASK STRIKES BACK TP $14.95 DAR
30 52 1.94 JUL161084 DAREDEVIL PUNISHER TP SEVENTH CIRCLE $15.99 MAR
31 252 1.93 JUN082432 MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 01 ULTRON INITIATIVE $14.99 MAR
32 24 1.90 JUL161067 DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 02 LAST DAYS OF MAGIC $24.99 MAR
33 91 1.89 JUL160795 DISCIPLINE TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
34 38 1.77 JUL161079 ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 02 CIVIL WAR II $19.99 MAR
35 102 1.75 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
36 17 1.75 JUN160336 DC UNIVERSE BY NEIL GAIMAN DELUXE ED HC $29.99 DC
37 41 1.73 JUL161080 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 02 APOCALYPSE WARS $19.99 MAR
38 67 1.68 AUG162081 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 09 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
39 108 1.65 JUL161071 COLOR YOUR OWN DOCTOR STRANGE TP $9.99 MAR
40 57 1.64 JUL160408 GRAYSON TP VOL 04 A GHOST IN THE TOMB $16.99 DC
41 60 1.62 JUL160402 FLASH AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP $15.99 DC
42 64 1.61 JUN160030 SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS TP $14.99 DAR
43 13 1.61 JUL161091 PUNISHER MAX TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 03 (MR) $34.99 MAR
44 47 1.61 JUL160398 BATMAN BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
45 30 1.59 JUL160407 ELSEWORLDS BATMAN TP VOL 02 $24.99 DC
46 62 1.54 JUN160970 MARVELS DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE TP $16.99 MAR
47 31 1.54 JUL160403 FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 03 $24.99 DC
48 118 1.52 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
49 6 1.52 JUN160019 MOEBIUS LIBRARY WORLD OF EDENA HC $49.99 DAR
50 72 1.47 JUL161081 ALL NEW X-MEN INEVITABLE TP VOL 02 APOCALYPSE WARS $15.99 MAR
51 12 1.46 JUL161069 DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION TP SEPARATE REALITY $39.99 MAR
52 28 1.42 JUN160354 SUPERMAN THE FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN HC $29.99 DC
53 68 1.42 JUL160416 SWAMP THING THE DEAD DONT SLEEP TP $16.99 DC
54 36 1.41 JUL160420 SUPERGIRL BY PETER DAVID TP BOOK 01 $24.99 DC
55 106 1.38 JUL161701 DISNEY PRINCESS COMICS COLL TP $9.99 JOE
56 66 1.37 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
57 19 1.35 APR168248 ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY PX ED $29.99 RAN
58 44 1.33 AUG161024 CAPTAIN AMERICA TP WHITE $24.99 MAR
59 104 1.32 JUL160417 TEEN TITANS GO BRING IT ON TP NEW ED $12.99 DC
60 85 1.27 AUG161012 CARNAGE TP VOL 02 WORLD TOUR $15.99 MAR
61 78 1.26 JUL161078 MOCKINGBIRD TP VOL 01 I CAN EXPLAIN $17.99 MAR
62 50 1.24 JUL160412 NIGHTWING TP VOL 05 THE HUNT FOR ORACLE $24.99 DC
63 51 1.22 JUL160410 GREEN LANTERN THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC
64 53 1.21 JUL160401 CONVERGENCE TP $24.99 DC
65 83 1.20 JUL160397 RED HOOD ARSENAL TP VOL 02 DEVILS DAUGHTER $16.99 DC
66 22 1.20 AUG160998 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLL ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS TP VOL 01 $39.99 MAR
67 37 1.19 AUG161025 DOCTOR STRANGE TP WHAT IS IT THAT DISTURBS YOU STEPHEN $29.99 MAR
68 92 1.19 JUL161085 VOTE LOKI TP $15.99 MAR
69 87 1.17 JUL160395 AQUAMAN TP VOL 07 EXILED $16.99 DC
70 39 1.17 JUL161088 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 EARTHS MIGHTIEST HERO $29.99 MAR
71 96 1.16 AUG161010 X-MEN 92 TP VOL 01 WORLD IS A VAMPIRE $15.99 MAR
72 25 1.16 JUL161090 POWER MAN AND IRON FIST EPIC COLLECTION TP REVENGE $39.99 MAR
73 89 1.16 JUL161346 GIANT DAYS TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
74 101 1.15 JUN160722 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 26 CALL TO ARMS (MR) $14.99 IMA
75 99 1.11 JUN160033 PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH TP $14.99 DAR
76 86 1.10 JUL160409 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 09 OUTBREAK $17.99 DC
77 16 1.10 JUL160832 FADE OUT DLX ED HC (MR) $49.99 IMA
78 186 1.07 MAY160500 MY LITTLE PONY TP VOL 06 CRYSTAL EMPIRE $7.99 IDW
78 110 1.07 JUL160419 WE ARE ROBIN TP VOL 02 JOKERS $14.99 DC
80 63 1.05 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
81 228 1.04 MAR131333 VALIANT MASTERS SHADOWMAN HC VOL 01 SPIRITS WITHIN $24.99 VAL
82 114 1.03 JUL160793 CBLDF PRESENTS SHE CHANGED COMICS TP $14.99 IMA
83 120 0.99 JUL160400 CATWOMAN TP VOL 08 RUN LIKE HELL $14.99 DC
84 107 0.99 AUG162108 SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES GN $14.99 VIZ
85 61 0.99 JUN160022 BLACK DOG DREAMS OF PAUL NASH TP $24.99 DAR
86 167 0.97 JUN161254 GOLDIE VANCE TP VOL 01 $9.99 BOO
87 121 0.97 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
88 80 0.96 AUG160433-M BACK TO THE FUTURE TP VOL 02 CONTINUUM CONUNDRUM $19.99 IDW
89 55 0.96 JUN160355 SUPERMAN SAVAGE DAWN HC $29.99 DC
90 127 0.95 JUL160411 MIDNIGHTER TP VOL 02 HARD $14.99 DC
91 69 0.94 JUL110251 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC
92 73 0.93 JUL161096 X-MEN GAMBIT AND ROGUE TP $24.99 MAR
93 49 0.93 APR161066 HAWKEYE HC VOL 03 $34.99 MAR
94 112 0.92 JUL160436 NEIL GAIMANS MIDNIGHT DAYS TP $16.99 DC
95 82 0.92 AUG160441 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 15 LEATHERHEAD $19.99 IDW
96 125 0.90 JUN160029 FIFTH BEATLE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY EXPANDED ED TP $14.99 DAR
96 130 0.90 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
98 193 0.90 AUG160697 HABITAT TP (MR) $9.99 IMA
99 131 0.89 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
100 191 0.89 MAR160943 COLOR YOUR OWN YOUNG MARVEL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG TP $9.99 MAR

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Publisher Market Shares: April 2017

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in April 2017, with Marvel Comics the leader in the Retailer Dollar and Unit Market Share categories.