Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: November 2016

Valiant Entertainment's Harbinger Renegade #1 was November's top-selling small press comic book and one of the publisher's three titles in the top ten.

Archie Comics' Betty & Veronica #2 ranked #2 for the month and one of their three titles among the top ten.

Benitez Productions' Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte #2 ranked #4.

Terry Moore's Motor Girl #1 from Abstract Studios ranked #7.

Aftershock Studios' Animosity #3 ranked #8.

Finally, Joe Books' Disney Frozen #2 ranked #9.

Tokyopop's Disney Manga: The Nightmare Before Christmas Limited Edition was November's top-seller graphic novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Aftershock Comics, Archie Comics, Avatar Press, Bergen Street Press, Black Mask Comics, Fantagraphics Books, Seven Seas, and Valiant Entertainment.

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS COMICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2016

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 89 126 27.46 SEP162040-M HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 [*] $3.99 VAL
2 133 121 16.37 JUN161132-M BETTY & VERONICA #2 $3.99 ARC
3 148 201 13.62 SEP162034-M FAITH (ONGOING) #5 $3.99 VAL
4 164 144 11.31 AUG161283 LADY MECHANIKA LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE #2 $3.99 BEN
5 166 161 10.89 SEP161292-M ARCHIE #14 $3.99 ARC
6 177 169 10.11 AUG161217-M JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #2 $3.99 ARC
7 182 180 9.58 SEP161164 MOTOR GIRL #1 $3.99 ABS
8 197 186 8.12 AUG161104 ANIMOSITY #3 $3.99 AFT
9 210 228 7.43 JUN161602 DISNEY FROZEN #2 $2.99 JOE
10 211 219 7.34 SEP162049-M SAVAGE #1 $3.99 VAL
11 218 247 6.87 SEP162060-M BRITANNIA #3 $3.99 VAL
12 222 205 6.72 SEP161218 SHIPWRECK #2 $3.99 AFT
13 229 230 6.05 SEP161297-M JUGHEAD #11 $3.99 ARC
14 231 215 5.98 SEP161905-M VAMPIRE HUNTER D MESSAGE MARS #1 $3.99 STR
15 232 269 5.96 SEP162055-M BLOODSHOT USA #2 $3.99 VAL
16 241 240 5.70 JUL161105 CEREBUS IN HELL #0 $4.00 AAR
17 246 275 5.54 JUL161700 DISNEY PRINCESS #7 $2.99 JOE
18 248 231 5.46 AUG161290 BLACK #2 (MR) $3.99 BLA
19 255 255 5.23 SEP161378 SIMPSONS COMICS #234 $3.99 BON
20 256 241 5.15 JUL161692 DISNEY FROZEN #3 $3.99 JOE
21 260 242 4.97 AUG161840-M TALES FROM THE CRYPT #1 $3.99 NBM
22 261 266 4.93 AUG161240-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #288 $3.99 ARC
23 267 267 4.77 SEP161306-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #289 $3.99 ARC
24 269 270 4.68 SEP161377 FUTURAMA COMICS #81 $3.99 BON
25 272 271 4.66 SEP162069-M NINJAK #21 $3.99 VAL
26 284 268 4.32 AUG161102 ALTERS #2 (MR) $3.99 AFT
27 285 331 4.29 SEP161498 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #101 (MR) $2.95 BRO
28 287 251 4.22 AUG161237 SONIC MEGA DRIVE NEXT LEVEL ONE SHOT $4.99 ARC
29 288 295 4.15 SEP161308-M SONIC UNIVERSE #92 $3.99 ARC
30 291 279 4.10 SEP161374 NO ANGEL #1 (MR) $3.99 BLA
31 292 208 4.09 SEP161340-M CINEMA PURGATORIO #7 (MR) $6.99 AVA
32 293 302 4.08 SEP162065-M GENERATION ZERO #4 $3.99 VAL
33 296 339 4.05 JUL161690 DISNEY DARKWING DUCK #6 $2.99 JOE
33 296 300 4.05 SEP161380 SPONGEBOB COMICS #62 $3.99 UNI
35 307 312 3.89 SEP162077-M WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #13 $3.99 VAL
36 310 320 3.79 SEP162073-M A&A #9 $3.99 VAL
37 312 297 3.76 SEP161227 SPOOKHOUSE #2 $3.99 ALB
38 316 305 3.67 SEP161521-M LADY DEATH ZODIAC #1 CELESTIAL ED (MR) $3.99 COF
39 317 274 3.64 SEP161207-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #29 CVR B MACCAGNI RISQUE (MR) $4.99 ACT
40 325 318 3.50 SEP161220 ROUGH RIDERS #7 $3.99 AFT
41 339 282 3.24 SEP162170-M GFT GENESIS HEROES RISING (MR) $4.99 ZEN
42 340 327 3.23 AUG161131-M STARGATE ATLANTIS GATEWAYS #1 $3.99 AME
43 341 377 3.23 AUG161765 VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER #4 $2.99 LIO
44 342 256 3.15 SEP162175-M GRIMM TALES OF TERROR HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2016 (MR) $5.99 ZEN
45 351 385 2.99 SEP161803 VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER #5 $2.99 LIO
46 355 345 2.92 SEP161708-M RED DOG #1 $3.99 451
47 356 388 2.91 JUL161698 DISNEY PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN #2 $2.99 JOE
48 360 348 2.86 JUL162190-M EVIL HEROES #3 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
49 361 353 2.83 SEP161373 THE FOREVERS #2 (MR) $3.99 BLA
50 371 343 2.63 SEP161379 SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #26 $4.99 BON

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2016

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 52 76 1.28 JUL161992 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS HC LTD ED $15.99 TOK
2 80 103 1.02 SEP161213 AMERICAN MONSTER TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 AFT
2 80 119 1.02 SEP162039 FAITH TP VOL 02 CALIFORNIA SCHEMING $14.99 VAL
4 143 192 0.73 SEP161885 MONSTER MUSUME GN VOL 10 (MR) $12.99 ST.
5 149 45 0.70 AUG168309 LCSD 2016 GODKILLER DELUXE HC $39.99 BLA
6 155 194 0.69 AUG161238 SONIC MEGA MAN WORLDS UNITE TP VOL 02 BROKEN BONDS $14.99 ARC
7 158 73 0.67 SEP161696 PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 14 1963-1964 $34.99 FAN
8 159 127 0.67 SEP161366 COPRA TP ROUND FOUR (MR) $19.95 BER
9 161 106 0.67 AUG161260 CROSSED TP VOL 17 (MR) $24.99 AVA
10 170 139 0.64 OCT161271-M GODKILLER WALK AMONG US COMPLETE COLLECTION TP (MR) $19.99 BLA
11 180 109 0.60 AUG168308 LCSD 2016 DISCIPLES HC VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 BLA
12 206 104 0.55 AUG161624 COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 26 COMICS & STORIES $29.99 FAN
13 208 238 0.55 SEP162081 4001 AD BEYOND NEW JAPAN TP $14.99 VAL
14 213 166 0.54 SEP151087 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE $19.99 BEN
15 220 262 0.53 SEP162127 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 23 $13.00 HAC
16 233 125 0.50 AUG161632 DISNEY ROSA DUCK LIBRARY HC VOL 06 UNIVERSAL SOLVENT $29.99 FAN
17 239 313 0.47 SEP161305 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TP VOL 04 CONTROL $12.99 ARC
18 241 117 0.47 APR168248-M ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY $29.99 RAN
19 242 284 0.47 JUN161859 PERSONA 4 GN VOL 04 $13.99 UDO
20 244 282 0.46 AUG161750 NEO PARASYTE F GN (MR) $13.99 RAN
21 252 215 0.45 OCT161558 WUVABLE OAF HC BLOOD & METAL $19.99 FAN
22 270 547 0.43 AUG161232 ARCHIE GIANT COMICS 75TH ANNIV TP $7.99 ARC
23 271 314 0.43 SEP161787 INTERVIEWS WITH MONSTER GIRLS GN VOL 01 $12.99 RAN
24 275 304 0.43 SEP162082 X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 12 LONG LIVE THE KING $14.99 VAL
25 282 74 0.42 SEP161165 RACHEL RISING OMNIBUS SC $55.00 ABS
26 284 196 0.41 JUL161745 SERPIERI COLLECTION HC VOL 03 (A) $22.50 DIA
27 289 391 0.41 SEP161786 IN SPECTRE GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
28 296 337 0.40 AUG161740 CELLS AT WORK GN VOL 01 $12.99 RAN
29 304 350 0.38 AUG161449 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW TP SLIM ED $12.99 CAL
30 306 229 0.38 AUG161743 GHOST & LADY GN VOL 01 $19.99 RAN
31 308 333 0.38 AUG162032 PERSONA 4 GN VOL 05 $13.99 UDO
32 310 334 0.37 AUG161187 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID HC VOL 11 DOUBLE DOWN $13.95 ABR
32 310 422 0.37 SEP161782 FIRE FORCE GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
34 319 427 0.37 SEP161172 HERO CATS TP VOL 04 WORLD TOUR $11.99 ACT
35 325 372 0.35 SEP162135 IS IT WRONG TRY PICK UP GIRLS IN DUNGEON GN VOL 06 $13.00 HAC
36 326 175 0.35 SEP161625 SETHS DOMINION HC $29.95 DRA
37 329 255 0.35 AUG161752 PRINCESS JELLYFISH GN VOL 03 $19.99 RAN
38 338 389 0.34 SEP162144 SWORD ART ONLINE GIRLS OPS GN VOL 03 $13.00 HAC
39 346 516 0.33 AUG161234 BETTY & VERONICA FAIRY TALES TP $10.99 ARC
40 359 359 0.32 AUG161871 PLEASE TELL ME GALKO CHAN GN VOL 01 $14.99 ST.
41 361 1021 0.32 SEP161797 COMETBUS 57 $5.00 LAS
42 362 278 0.32 FEB161202 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES $19.99 BEN
43 364 577 0.32 SEP161177 MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG CAT NOIR TP VOL 02 SPOTS ON $9.99 ACT
44 368 206 0.32 AUG161639 EC JOHNNY CRAIG & AL FELDSTEIN VOODOO VENGEANCE HC $29.99 FAN
45 372 266 0.31 JUN161075 AT THE SHORE GN $19.99 CON
46 382 163 0.31 SEP162080 BLOODSHOT REBORN DLX HC VOL 01 $39.99 VAL
47 383 433 0.31 AUG161868 MAGIA THE NINTH GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
48 388 524 0.30 AUG162008 DISNEY MANGA KILALA PRINCESS GN VOL 03 $10.99 TOK
49 408 460 0.29 AUG161872 RE MONSTER GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 ST.
50 410 434 0.29 SEP161703 LAID WASTE GN $14.99 FAN

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