Exclusive: October's Top 100 Graphic Novels

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

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

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For retailers, Diamond offers the Top 300 Comics and Top 300 Graphic Novels sales charts on the Diamond Tools page of the Diamond Retailer Services website to provide more information about the industry's top selling publications.

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

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