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

DC Comics -- Doomsday Clock Part 1DC Comics' Doomsday Clock Part 1, a collection of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's sequel to Watchmen involving the heroes of the DC Universe, was October's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten from DC Comics, DC Super Hero Girls at Metropolis High ranked #6.

Image Comics had four titles in the top ten: Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked + The Divine Volume 9 at #2; Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Ascender Volume 1 at #5; The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4, compleing Robert Kirkman's zombie series, at #7; and Gideon Falls Volume 3: Stations of the Cross at #10.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten: Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley's Spider-Man: Life Story at #3 and Jim Starlin and Alan Davis' Thanos: The Infinity Ending at #4.

Dark Horse Comics' Critical Role Volume 1: Vox Machina Origins ranked #8.

Finally, VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 21 ranked #9 for the month overall and was October's best-selling manga title.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2019

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 01 $24.99 JUL190638 DC COMICS
2 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 09 $17.99 JUN190046 IMAGE COMICS
3 SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY TP $24.99 JUL191106 MARVEL COMICS
4 THANOS OGN HC INFINITY ENDING $24.99 JUN191038 MARVEL COMICS
5 ASCENDER TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG190065 IMAGE COMICS
6 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS AT METROPOLIS HIGH TP $9.99 JUL190526 DC COMICS
7 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 04 $59.99 JUL190111 IMAGE COMICS
8 CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 01 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS $19.99 JUN190303 DARK HORSE COMICS
9 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 21 $9.99 AUG192431 VIZ MEDIA LLC
10 GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 03 STATIONS OF THE CROSS $16.99 AUG190124 IMAGE COMICS
11 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP TEAM AVATAR TALES $10.99 MAY180351 DARK HORSE COMICS
12 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 18 IMBALANCE PART 3 $10.99 MAY190259 DARK HORSE COMICS
13 IMMORTAL HULK HC VOL 01 $34.99 APR190949 MARVEL COMICS
14 BLACK CANARY IGNITE TP DC ZOOM $9.99 JUN190463 DC COMICS
15 BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 DEC181256-M DYNAMITE
16 NAOMI SEASON ONE HC $19.99 JUL190653 DC COMICS
17 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 09 NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF (MR) $16.99 JUL190099 IMAGE COMICS
18 SUPER SONS BOOK 02 THE FOXGLOVE MISSION TP DC ZOOM $9.99 JUN190464 DC COMICS
19 POWER RANGERS PSYCHO PATH ORIGINAL GN $19.99 JUN191283 BOOM! STUDIOS
20 COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY TP $17.99 JUL191102 MARVEL COMICS
21 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 05 BEHIND SCENES $19.99 JUL191100 MARVEL COMICS
22 SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN TP $15.99 AUG191147 MARVEL COMICS
23 STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE TP $15.99 JUL191114 MARVEL COMICS
24 SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 THE UNITY SAGA PHANTOM EARTH $17.99 JUL190656 DC COMICS
25 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC COMICS
26 BLACK HAMMER 45 WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 01 $17.99 JUN190284 DARK HORSE COMICS
27 STAR WARS TIE FIGHTER TP $15.99 JUL191113 MARVEL COMICS
28 MS MARVEL BY SALADIN AHMED TP VOL 01 $17.99 JUL191105 MARVEL COMICS
29 JOKER TP BLACK LABEL $14.99 APR190556 DC COMICS
30 THOR TP VOL 03 WARS END $15.99 AUG191152 MARVEL COMICS
31 SPIDER-GWEN GN TP GWEN STACY $12.99 AUG191170 MARVEL COMICS
32 MAJOR X TP $24.99 JUL191103 MARVEL COMICS
33 BLACK HAMMER STREETS OF SPIRAL TP $19.99 JUN190283 DARK HORSE COMICS
34 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 02 LORDS OF ORDER $16.99 JUL190651 DC COMICS
35 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP RED GOBLIN $24.99 AUG191157 MARVEL COMICS
35 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS HC $29.99 JUN190568 DC COMICS
37 VERY DC HALLOWEEN TP $16.99 JUL190637 DC COMICS
38 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 06 $9.99 AUG192433 VIZ MEDIA LLC
39 DIE TP VOL 01 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER (MR) $9.99 MAR190080 IMAGE COMICS
40 BATMAN DAMNED HC (MR) $29.99 MAR190571 DC COMICS
41 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM (REBIRTH) $16.99 OCT160291 DC COMICS
42 STUMPTOWN TP VOL 01 (SQ1) (MR) $10.00 JUN171847 ONI PRESS INC.
43 SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR TP $19.99 JUL191101 MARVEL COMICS
44 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE HC $17.99 JUN190574 DC COMICS
45 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 03 THE TRIALS OF HARLEY QUINN $19.99 JUL190643 DC COMICS
46 DEADPOOL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG TP VOL 03 WEASEL GOES TO HELL $15.99 AUG191150 MARVEL COMICS
47 INVISIBLE KINGDOM TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 JUN190306 DARK HORSE COMICS
48 WILD STORM TP VOL 04 (RES) $16.99 JUL190666 DC COMICS
49 HEROES IN CRISIS THE PRICE AND OTHER STORIES HC $29.99 JUN190599 DC COMICS
50 WATCHMEN TP $24.99 JUN190614-M DC COMICS
51 SANDMAN OVERTURE 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TP (MR) $19.99 JUL190655 DC COMICS
52 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 03 HOTEL OBLIVION $19.99 MAR190279 DARK HORSE COMICS
53 MINECRAFT STORIES FROM THE OVERWORLD HC $14.99 JUN190318 DARK HORSE COMICS
54 JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP (N52) $24.99 JAN140340 DC COMICS
55 BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 03 (MR) $49.99 JUN190381 DARK HORSE COMICS
56 MARVEL-VERSE GN TP THANOS $9.99 JUL191127 MARVEL COMICS
57 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 FEB140248 DC COMICS
58 MMW GHOST RIDER HC VOL 01 $75.00 APR190942-M MARVEL COMICS
59 IRONHEART GN TP RIRI WILLIAMS $12.99 JUL191125 MARVEL COMICS
60 WRITE YOUR OWN MARVEL TP $14.99 JUL191119 MARVEL COMICS
61 BATMAN HIS GREATEST ADVENTURES TP $9.99 JUN170398 DC COMICS
62 BATMAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE MANGA TP VOL 03 $12.99 JUL190632 DC COMICS
63 TONY STARK IRON MAN TP VOL 03 WAR OF REALMS $15.99 AUG191151 MARVEL COMICS
64 BATWOMAN HAUNTED TIDES TP $24.99 JUL190633 DC COMICS
65 MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN TP BOOK 02 SPIDER-CHASE $9.99 JUN190636 IDW PUBLISHING
66 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 JUL130235 DC COMICS
67 YUNGBLUD PRESENTS TWISTED TALES O/T RITALIN CLUB TP $21.99 AUG192353 Z2 COMICS
68 MOONCAKES GN $14.99 AUG192060 ONI PRESS INC.
69 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 02 TURN IT UP $16.99 JUL190660 DC COMICS
70 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 JUL180733 DC COMICS
71 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 SEP108136 DARK HORSE COMICS
72 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE HC $29.99 JUN170390 DC COMICS
73 MMW DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 09 $75.00 APR190940-M MARVEL COMICS
74 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 32 $16.99 JUN190045 IMAGE COMICS
75 RUNAWAYS BY RAINBOW ROWELL TP VOL 04 BUT YOU CANT HIDE $17.99 JUL191104 MARVEL COMICS
76 ALIENS VS PREDATOR ESSENTIAL COMICS TP VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 JUN190330 DARK HORSE COMICS
77 YOUNG JUSTICE THE ANIMATED SER TP BOOK 01 THE EARLY MISSIONS $24.99 JUL190668 DC COMICS
78 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMAGE COMICS
79 DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION TP WOMAN CALLED WIDOW $39.99 JUL191117 MARVEL COMICS
80 WHAT IF CLASSIC COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02 $39.99 AUG191167 MARVEL COMICS
81 WALK THROUGH HELL TP VOL 02 $19.99 AUG191507 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
82 THESE SAVAGE SHORES TP VOL 01 (MR) (NOTE PRICE) $16.99 AUG192342 VAULT COMICS
83 HEX WIVES TP (MR) $16.99 JUL190646 DC COMICS
83 WAR OF REALMS TP PUNISHER $15.99 JUL191099 MARVEL COMICS
85 NAMOR SUB-MARINER BY BYRNE AND JAE LEE OMNIBUS HC $125.00 APR190937-M MARVEL COMICS
86 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803 IMAGE COMICS
87 BATMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01 $14.99 JUL158202 DC COMICS
88 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY TP VOL 03 $15.99 JUL192387-M TOKYOPOP
89 ALL STAR COMICS ONLY LEGENDS LIVE FOREVER HC $49.99 MAY190474 DC COMICS
90 HIT-GIRL TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 AUG190127 IMAGE COMICS
91 MARVEL-VERSE GN TP IRON MAN $9.99 JUL191128 MARVEL COMICS
92 AMERICAN CARNAGE TP (MR) $19.99 JUL190626 DC COMICS
93 MAN-WOLF COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $39.99 JUL191123 MARVEL COMICS
94 BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 (MR) $29.99 MAR191177-M DYNAMITE
94 WAR OF REALMS TP UNCANNY X-MEN $15.99 AUG191154 MARVEL COMICS
96 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $29.99 JUN198404 DC COMICS
97 DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION TP TRIUMPH AND TORMENT $39.99 JUL191118 MARVEL COMICS
98 WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 01 THE JUST WAR $24.99 JUL190667 DC COMICS
99 DRIFTING CLASSROOM HC VOL 01 PERFECT ED UMEZZ $34.99 AUG192430 VIZ MEDIA LLC
100 ABSOLUTE BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM HC 30TH ANNIV ED $75.00 DEC180616 DC COMICS

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