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

Marvel Comics' Deadpool: Bad BloodDeadpool creator Rob Liefeld teamed with writers Chris Sims and Chad Bower for Deadpool: Bad Blood, the first original graphic novel starring the Merc with a Mouth from Marvel Comics and the best-selling graphic novel in May.

In total, Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten, including Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos' Champions Volume 1: Change the World at #7 and The Unworthy Thor at #9.

Image Comics had three titles in the top ten: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, and Taki Soma's Bitch Planet Volume 2: President Bitch at #2; Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 7 at #3; and Moonshine Volume 1 at #5.

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten: Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One at #4; The Flash Volume 2: The Speed of Darkness at #6; Batman: Detective Comics Volume 2: The Victim Syndicate at #8; and Gerard Way, Nick Derington, and Tom Fowler's Doom Patrol Volume 1: Brick by Brick at #10.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2017

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DEADPOOL BAD BLOOD OGN HC $24.99 DEC161086-M MAR
2 BITCH PLANET TP VOL 02 PRESIDENT BITCH (MR) $14.99 MAY160684-M IMA
3 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 JAN170850 IMA
4 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 02 YEAR ONE (REBIRTH) $16.99 FEB170298 DC
5 MOONSHINE TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 FEB170696-M IMA
6 FLASH TP VOL 02 SPEED OF DARKNESS (REBIRTH) $14.99 FEB170294 DC
7 CHAMPIONS TP VOL 01 CHANGE WORLD $15.99 FEB170982 MAR
8 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 02 VICTIM SYNDICATE (REBIRTH) $16.99 FEB170293 DC
9 UNWORTHY THOR TP $15.99 FEB170983 MAR
10 DOOM PATROL TP VOL 01 BRICK BY BRICK (MR) $16.99 FEB170287 DC
11 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 04 OLD MONSTERS $15.99 MAR171158 MAR
12 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 01 REIGN OT CYBORG SUPERMEN (REBIRTH) $16.99 FEB170296 DC
13 JESSICA JONES TP VOL 01 UNCAGED $17.99 FEB170985 MAR
14 LAZARUS TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 DEC160811 IMA
15 AVENGERS FOUR TP $15.99 MAR171149 MAR
16 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 02 BOTTLED LIGHT (REBIRTH) $16.99 FEB170295 DC
17 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
18 SUPERWOMAN TP VOL 01 WHO KILLED SUPERWOMAN (REBIRTH) $16.99 FEB170297 DC
19 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 MAR172201 VIZ
20 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $100.00 NOV160951-M MAR
21 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 06 BLACK WHITE & RED ALL OVER $16.99 FEB170313 DC
22 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 03 LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY $7.99 MAR171383 BEN
23 SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-GWEN SITTING IN TREE TP $17.99 FEB170988 MAR
24 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 JAN140800 MAR
25 MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 02 REINCARNATIONS $15.99 FEB170984 MAR
26 RAVEN TP $16.99 FEB170314 DC
27 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803 IMA
28 INFAMOUS IRON MAN TP VOL 01 INFAMOUS $17.99 MAR171147 MAR
29 NAILBITER TP VOL 06 BLOODY TRUTH (MR) $14.99 MAR170873 IMA
30 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 07 DEADPOOL DOES SHAKESPEARE $15.99 FEB170989 MAR
31 ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 03 ENEMY OF STATE II $17.99 FEB170977 MAR
32 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 KATE BISHOP $17.99 FEB170990 MAR
33 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 01 MILLIONAIRE WITH MOUTH $15.99 JAN160939 MAR
34 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (REBIRTH) $17.99 OCT160292 DC
35 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM (REBIRTH) $16.99 OCT160291 DC
36 DYING AND THE DEAD SPEC ED TP $9.99 MAR170702 IMA
37 BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 01 THE MORE THINGS CHANGE (REBIRTH) $16.99 FEB170292 DC
38 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 05 WORLDWIDE $17.99 FEB170991 MAR
39 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMA
40 DEADPOOL THE DUCK TP $15.99 MAR171156 MAR
41 PROVIDENCE LTD HC ACT 02 (MR) $21.99 MAR171366 AVA
42 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 MAR160684 IMA
43 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 JUL100692 MAR
44 EVERAFTER FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES TP VOL 01 PANDORA (MR) $16.99 FEB170333 DC
45 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 SEP160815 IMA
46 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01 $9.99 DEC160767 IMA
47 DOCTOR STRANGE AND SORCERERS SUPREME TP VOL 01 OUT OF TIME $15.99 FEB170987 MAR
48 CREEPSHOW GN $18.00 MAR171842 POC
49 TEEN TITANS GO READY FOR ACTION TP $12.99 FEB170320 DC
50 SUPERMAN THE FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN TP $19.99 FEB170317 DC
51 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP GOBLINS LAST STAND $34.99 FEB170996 MAR
52 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 FEB140265-M DC
53 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 THE LIES (REBIRTH) $16.99 NOV160320 DC
54 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE $9.99 DEC160774 IMA
55 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
56 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 JUL150565 IMA
57 VIOLENT LOVE TP VOL 01 STAY DANGEROUS (MR) $9.99 MAR170849 IMA
58 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 JUL151482 ONI
59 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 27 WHISPERER WAR $14.99 AUG168569 IMA
60 RISE OF BLACK FLAME TP $19.99 JAN170107 DAR
61 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 16 THE WILD CARD (MR) $24.99 FEB170336 DC
62 MONSTERS HC VOL 01 MARVEL MONSTERBUS BY LEE LIEBER KIRBY $100.00 NOV160950 MAR
63 HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 05 ABANDONED $14.99 JAN170115 DAR
64 SILVER SURFER EPIC COLLECTION INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $34.99 FEB171000 MAR
65 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 06 THE PHOENIX GAMBIT $19.99 FEB170315 DC
66 LENNON THE NEW YORK YEARS HC $19.99 JAN170546 IDW
67 BATMAN TP VOL 02 I AM SUICIDE (REBIRTH) $16.99 JAN170376 DC
68 BATMAN NEW GOTHAM TP $29.99 FEB170301 DC
69 STAR WARS CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS HC VOL 01 $49.99 DEC160604 IDW
70 DC UNIVERSE BY MIKE MIGNOLA HC $39.99 FEB170306 DC
71 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMA
71 HOWARD THE DUCK TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 APR150918 MAR
73 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MAR
74 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE TP VOL 01 $19.99 JAN170477 IDW
75 BATMAN ARKHAM MISTER FREEZE TP $19.99 FEB170300 DC
76 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 ISNT IT BROMANTIC $17.99 MAY160926 MAR
77 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 OCT140644 IMA
78 MMW DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 08 $75.00 NOV160953-M MAR
79 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 OCT138324 DC
80 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 JUL150827 MAR
81 WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT AND MILLER HC $24.99 JAN130766 MAR
82 TANK GIRL GOLD TP (MR) $16.99 NOV161867 TTN
83 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 02 REBELLION $39.99 FEB170997 MAR
84 LAST DAYS OF THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA TP $29.99 FEB170309 DC
85 SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 SON OF SUPERMAN (REBIRTH) $16.99 OCT160297 DC
86 STRANGE FRUIT HC (MR) $24.99 JAN171418 BOO
87 DEADMAN DARK MANSION OF FORBIDDEN LOVE TP $16.99 FEB170307 DC
88 ROUGHNECK GN $29.99 FEB171675 POC
89 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 SEP140684 IMA
90 DIVINITY III STALINVERSE TP $14.99 MAR172186 VAL
91 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
92 JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS TP VOL 01 $17.99 MAR171335 ARC
93 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157 IMA
94 DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 JUL150554 IMA
95 FLINTSTONES AND JETSONS TP VOL 01 $12.99 FEB170310 DC
96 ONE PIECE GN VOL 82 $9.99 MAR172206 VIZ
97 RISE OF DUNGEON MASTER GARY GYGAX & CREATION OF D&D $16.99 MAR171919 HAC
98 WONDER WOMAN BY JOHN BYRNE HC VOL 01 $39.99 FEB170321 DC
99 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 08 THE HUNT FOR THE RED DRAGON $19.99 FEB170311 DC
100 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES TP VOL 03 $19.99 FEB170319 DC

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