Top 100 Graphic Novels: November 2016

Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Paper Girls Volume 2 from Image Comics was November's best-selling graphic novel.

Marvel Comics had six titles in the top ten, led by Marvel: The Hip-Hop Covers Volume 1 at #2, Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 4: End of Games at #4, The Unbelievable Gwenpool Volume 1: Believe It at #5, The Vision Volume 2: Little Better Than Beast at #8, Moon Knight Volume 1: Lunatic at #9, and Deadpool V Gambit: V Is For Vs at #10.

DC Entertainment rounded out the top ten with three titles — DC Super Hero Girls Volume 4: End of Games at #3, Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III's Sandman Overture at #6, and DC Universe Rebirth Deluxe Edition at #7.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 5 8.67 SEP160815 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMA
2 1 8.31 MAR160927 MARVEL HIP HOP COVERS HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
3 24 5.21 AUG160270 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 02 HITS AND MYTHS $9.99 DC
4 7 4.71 JUL161076 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 04 END OF GAMES $19.99 MAR
5 23 4.39 AUG161009 UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL TP VOL 01 BELIEVE IT $16.99 MAR
6 12 3.87 AUG160359 SANDMAN OVERTURE TP (MR) $19.99 DC
7 17 3.45 AUG160316 DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION HC $17.99 DC
8 19 3.40 SEP161139 VISION TP VOL 02 LITTLE BETTER THAN BEAST $17.99 MAR
9 25 3.10 SEP161128 MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 01 LUNATIC $15.99 MAR
10 26 2.87 AUG161011 DEADPOOL V GAMBIT TP V IS FOR VS $16.99 MAR
11 60 2.84 APR160803-M MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
12 27 2.69 JUL168582 LCSD 2016 DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION HC $17.99 DC
13 56 2.60 SEP162090 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
14 158 2.56 MAR082264 HULK WWH TP $24.99 MAR
15 14 2.50 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
16 28 2.45 AUG160335 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 04 KILL ANYTHING $16.99 DC
17 8 2.30 JUN168830 LCSD 2016 DOCTOR STRANGE OATH EXCLUSIVE HC $39.99 MAR
18 31 2.25 AUG160324 FLASH TP VOL 08 ZOOM $17.99 DC
19 100 2.15 OCT110735 MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS TP $34.99 MAR
20 42 2.11 AUG160331 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS TP $16.99 DC
21 52 2.08 SEP160813 NAILBITER TP VOL 05 BOUND BY BLOOD (MR) $14.99 IMA
22 110 2.05 DEC090613 DEADPOOL & CABLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 01 $39.99 MAR
23 202 2.03 JAN100681 CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP $24.99 MAR
24 43 2.02 AUG161013 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN WORLDWIDE TP VOL 03 $17.99 MAR
25 6 2.00 JUN160337 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS COLLECTORS EDITION BOX SET $49.99 DC
26 90 2.00 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
27 54 1.98 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
28 53 1.97 AUG161015 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 04 KISSED SQUIRREL LIKED IT $15.99 MAR
29 95 1.96 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
30 22 1.92 AUG160336 MULTIVERSITY TP $29.99 DC
31 37 1.84 SEP162089 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 01 OCARINA TIME $17.99 VIZ
32 165 1.77 DEC110705 ASTONISHING X-MEN WHEDON CASSADAY ULT COLL TP BOOK 01 $29.99 MAR
33 16 1.75 JUN160333 ART OF DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS HC $39.99 DC
34 72 1.74 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
35 2 1.71 MAY160915-M DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MAR
36 69 1.70 AUG161001 CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP $15.99 MAR
37 29 1.67 AUG160325 DC COMICS DARK HORSE COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC
38 292 1.64 MAY110760 SPIDER-MAN BLUE TP $19.99 MAR
39 68 1.60 AUG160328 GOTHAM ACADEMY TP VOL 03 YEARBOOK $16.99 DC
40 62 1.56 AUG160318 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 08 BLOOD OF HEROES $17.99 DC
41 20 1.51 JUL161336 KLAUS HC $34.99 BOO
42 65 1.49 JUL161973 TANK GIRL 2 GIRLS 1 TANK TP (MR) $14.99 TTN
43 55 1.48 AUG161000 CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES TP $19.99 MAR
44 82 1.46 AUG161003 CIVIL WAR II X-MEN TP $15.99 MAR
45 84 1.43 AUG161016 UNCANNY X-MEN SUPERIOR TP VOL 02 APOCALYPSE WARS $15.99 MAR
46 216 1.36 JAN120719 ASTONISHING X-MEN WHEDON CASSADAY ULT COLL TP BOOK 02 $29.99 MAR
47 80 1.35 AUG160342 SPACE GHOST TP NEW ED $16.99 DC
48 61 1.33 AUG160036 MUHAMMAD ALI HC $19.99 DAR
48 83 1.33 AUG162108 SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES GN $14.99 VIZ
50 81 1.31 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
51 349 1.29 OCT120695 CARNAGE MINIMUM CARNAGE TP $24.99 MAR
52 76 1.28 JUL161992 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS HC LTD ED $15.99 TOK
53 88 1.25 AUG160329 GREEN LANTERN CORPS EDGE OF OBLIVION TP $16.99 DC
54 112 1.18 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
55 9 1.18 APR161070-M MMW BLACK PANTHER HC VOL 02 $75.00 MAR
56 388 1.17 JUL090629 SECRET WAR TP $24.99 MAR
57 116 1.17 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
58 107 1.16 AUG161002 CIVIL WAR II KINGPIN TP $15.99 MAR
59 3 1.15 APR161068 WAR OF KINGS OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
60 58 1.14 JUL160421 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN HC $24.99 DC
61 11 1.14 MAY160918-M MMW DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 07 $75.00 MAR
62 33 1.14 AUG161034 CAPTAIN MARVEL BY JIM STARLIN TP COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MAR
63 64 1.14 AUG160991 MIGHTY THOR PREM HC VOL 02 LORDS OF MIDGARD $24.99 MAR
64 124 1.13 AUG160323 BLACK CANARY TP VOL 02 NEW KILLER STAR $14.99 DC
65 224 1.12 MAY090597 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY JMS ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 01 $34.99 MAR
66 121 1.12 JUN160722 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 26 CALL TO ARMS (MR) $14.99 IMA
67 274 1.11 NOV082460 SECRET INVASION TP $29.99 MAR
68 66 1.11 JUL160404 FLASH HC VOL 09 FULL STOP $24.99 DC
69 79 1.10 JUL160160 ALEISTER & ADOLF HC (MR) $19.99 DAR
70 50 1.09 AUG160358 NORTHLANDERS TP BOOK 02 THE ICELANDIC SAGA (MR) $29.99 DC
71 59 1.08 JUL160152 COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 03 $24.99 DAR
72 71 1.07 JUL160399 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 09 GORDON AT WAR $24.99 DC
72 113 1.07 MAY160511 MICKEY CRAZIEST ADVENTURES HC $14.99 IDW
74 123 1.06 AUG161004 CIVIL WAR II GODS OF WAR TP $15.99 MAR
75 4 1.06 APR160378 ABSOLUTE BATMAN YEAR ONE HC $125.00 DC
76 114 1.05 AUG160320 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT TP VOL 03 $16.99 DC
77 272 1.05 JUN120721 FEAR ITSELF TP $29.99 MAR
78 204 1.04 JAN160644 I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR) $9.99 IMA
79 131 1.03 AUG161017 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT TP VOL 02 $15.99 MAR
80 103 1.02 SEP161213 AMERICAN MONSTER TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 AFT
80 119 1.02 SEP162039 FAITH TP VOL 02 CALIFORNIA SCHEMING $14.99 VAL
82 157 1.02 JUL160175 CREATURES OF THE NIGHT HC (2ND ED) $12.99 DAR
83 214 1.01 AUG160702 SHE WOLF TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
84 63 1.00 JUL160588 WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN STORY OF BODDAH HC $24.99 IDW
84 147 1.00 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
86 138 1.00 AUG161021 HOWARD THE DUCK TP VOL 02 GOOD NIGHT GOOD DUCK $15.99 MAR
87 32 0.99 SEP160791 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA HC BOOK 01 (MR) $39.99 IMA
87 219 0.99 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
89 200 0.99 SEP162107 ONE PIECE GN VOL 80 $9.99 VIZ
90 96 0.99 AUG160338 SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
91 97 0.98 JUL160414 SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL TP VOL 09 $19.99 DC
92 101 0.98 AUG161007 VENOM SPACE KNIGHT TP VOL 02 ENEMIES AND ALLIES $19.99 MAR
93 36 0.96 SEP161149 X-23 COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02 $39.99 MAR
94 77 0.96 SEP161142 LUKE CAGE IRON FIST AND HEROES FOR HIRE TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
95 156 0.95 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
95 93 0.95 JUN161786 DARK SOULS TP BREATH OF ANDOLUS (MR) $16.99 TTN
97 78 0.95 AUG160996 STAR WARS EPISODE III HC REVENGE OF SITH $24.99 MAR
98 207 0.95 SEP161396 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN ISLANDS $9.99 BOO
99 34 0.95 AUG168150 LCSD 2016 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA HC BOOK 01 (MR) $39.99 IMA
100 35 0.95 JUL160393 WATCHMEN NOIR HC $39.99 DC

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Publisher Market Shares: September 2017

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