Exclusive: 2019's Top 100 Best-Selling Graphic Novels

DC Comics -- WatchmenThe inspiration for the critically acclaimed television series on HBO, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, published by DC Comics, was the best-selling graphic novel of 2019.

DC had five titles among the year's top ten including Tom King and Mitch Gerad's Mister Miracle at #5, Sean Gordon Murphy's Batman: White Knight at #7, Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke at #9, and Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's Batman: Damned at #10.

Image Comics had four of the year's top ten graphic novels. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' award-winning Saga Volume 1 ranked #2; Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's Monstress Volume 1 ranked #4; Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans' Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker at #6; and Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudino, and Cliff Rathburn's The Walking Dead Volume 31 at #8.

Also in the top ten, Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's Umbrella Academy Volume 1: The Apocalypse Suite, the basis for the Netflix television series, was Dark Horse Comics' best-selling title of the year at #3.

Among the premier publishers, Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Guantlet and Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's The Immortal Hulk Volume 1: Or Is He Both tied as Marvel Comics' best-selling graphic novel at #17; Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys Omnibus Volume 1, the basis of the Amazon Prime super-hero series, was Dynamite Entertainment's top title of the year at #22; IDW Publishing's top book Rich and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons was their top book at #46; and BOOM! Studios' Firefly: The Sting, an original graphic novel based on Joss Whedon's cult classic television series, ranked #126 for the year.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WATCHMEN TP $24.99 JUN190614-M DC COMICS
2 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMAGE COMICS
3 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 SEP108136 DARK HORSE COMICS
4 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 APR160803-M IMAGE COMICS
5 MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR) $24.99 OCT180598 DC COMICS
6 DIE TP VOL 01 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER (MR) $9.99 MAR190080-M IMAGE COMICS
7 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 JUL180733 DC COMICS
8 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 31 (MR) $16.99 JAN190186 IMAGE COMICS
9 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE HC NEW ED $17.99 JUN190574 DC COMICS
10 BATMAN DAMNED HC (MR) $29.99 MAR190571 DC COMICS
11 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 32 $16.99 JUN190045 IMAGE COMICS
12 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MARVEL COMICS
13 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMAGE COMICS
14 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 JUL180297 IMAGE COMICS
15 DARK NIGHTS METAL TP $19.99 OCT180569 DC COMICS
16 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 02 DALLAS $17.99 DEC098005 DARK HORSE COMICS
17 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 01 OR IS HE BOTH $15.99 AUG181082 MARVEL COMICS
18 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 03 HOTEL OBLIVION $19.99 MAR190279 DARK HORSE COMICS
19 JOKER TP BLACK LABEL $14.99 APR190556 DC COMICS
20 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS TP $9.99 JUN180439 DC COMICS
21 DETECTIVE COMICS 80 YEARS OF BATMAN DLX ED HC $29.99 DEC180641 DC COMICS
22 BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 DEC181256-M DYNAMITE
23 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR) $9.99 MAY140626-M IMAGE COMICS
24 HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X HC $60.00 SEP190963-M MARVEL COMICS
25 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 JUN151643 VIZ MEDIA LLC
26 MONSTRESS TP VOL 04 (MR) $16.99 JUL190105-M IMAGE COMICS
27 MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 JUL180261 IMAGE COMICS
28 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 06 $14.99 JUL190107 IMAGE COMICS
29 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 02 GREEN DOOR $15.99 NOV181036 MARVEL COMICS
30 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS HC $29.99 JUN190568 DC COMICS
31 TEEN TITANS RAVEN TP DC INK $16.99 FEB190469 DC COMICS
32 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMAGE COMICS
33 BATMAN HUSH TP $29.99 JUN190569 DC COMICS
34 GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 01 BLACK BARN (MR) $9.99 AUG180153 IMAGE COMICS
35 DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 01 $15.99 JAN192254 TOKYOPOP
36 MIRACULOUS TALES LADYBUG CAT NOIR TP S2 VOL 04 NO EVIL DOING $8.99 SEP181357 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
37 DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 02 $15.99 FEB192149 TOKYOPOP
38 MIDDLEWEST TP BOOK 01 (MR) $9.99 MAR190092-M IMAGE COMICS
39 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 SEP140684 IMAGE COMICS
40 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 APR170834 IMAGE COMICS
41 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 03 HULK IN HELL $15.99 FEB190998 MARVEL COMICS
42 COSMIC GHOST RIDER TP BABY THANOS MUST DIE $15.99 NOV181028 MARVEL COMICS
43 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES 30TH ANNIV ED $19.99 JUL180774 DC COMICS
44 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 OCT170715 IMAGE COMICS
45 MAGIC ORDER TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 FEB190095-M IMAGE COMICS
46 RICK AND MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DEC180776 IDW PUBLISHING
47 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMAGE COMICS
48 DC POSTER PORTFOLIO STANLEY ARTGERM LAU TP 01 $24.99 OCT180551 DC COMICS
49 LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL TP $15.99 OCT181018-M MARVEL COMICS
50 DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 01 $24.99 JUL190638 DC COMICS
51 STRANGER THINGS TP VOL 01 OTHER SIDE $17.99 JAN190427 DARK HORSE COMICS
52 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS OUT OF THE BOTTLE TP $9.99 FEB180156 DC COMICS
53 DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK KNIGHTS RISING TP $24.99 DEC180638 DC COMICS
54 DCEASED HC $29.99 AUG190650-M DC COMICS
55 BAD WEEKEND HC (MR) $16.99 MAY190040 IMAGE COMICS
56 KINGDOM COME TP BLACK LABEL $19.99 JAN190687 DC COMICS
57 CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 01 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS $19.99 JUN190303 DARK HORSE COMICS
58 SPIDER-GEDDON TP $24.99 NOV181026 MARVEL COMICS
59 HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 SEED OF DESTRUCTION $24.99 JAN180104 DARK HORSE COMICS
60 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 08 OLD IS THE NEW NEW (MR) $17.99 JAN190247 IMAGE COMICS
61 GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 02 ORIGINAL SINS (MR) $16.99 FEB190077 IMAGE COMICS
62 HARLEY QUINN BREAKING GLASS TP DC INK $16.99 APR190434 DC COMICS
63 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 SEP151698 VIZ MEDIA LLC
64 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 SEP160815 IMAGE COMICS
65 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05 $14.99 OCT180099 IMAGE COMICS
66 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 OCT140644 IMAGE COMICS
67 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE $9.99 DEC160774 IMAGE COMICS
68 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 JAN170850 IMAGE COMICS
69 UNDER THE MOON A CATWOMAN TALE TP DC INK $16.99 JAN190554 DC COMICS
70 DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 JUL150554 IMAGE COMICS
71 SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY TP $24.99 JUL191106 MARVEL COMICS
72 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 04 FORTRESS VADE $19.99 OCT181014 MARVEL COMICS
73 MISTER MIRACLE HC (MR) $34.99 JAN198940 DC COMICS
74 SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 01 (NEW PTG) $9.99 MAR190064 IMAGE COMICS
75 VENOM BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 01 REX $17.99 AUG181081 MARVEL COMICS
76 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 04 ABOMINATION $15.99 JUN191051 MARVEL COMICS
77 DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE ED HC $19.99 MAR190576 DC COMICS
78 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 03 $16.99 OCT180111 IMAGE COMICS
79 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 09 $16.99 FEB190059 IMAGE COMICS
80 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 MAR160684 IMAGE COMICS
81 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 09 $17.99 JUN190046 IMAGE COMICS
82 VENOM BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 02 $17.99 JAN191101 MARVEL COMICS
83 FARMHAND TP VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 OCT180065 IMAGE COMICS
84 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 JUL110251 DC COMICS
85 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 JUL150565 IMAGE COMICS
86 BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 (MR) $29.99 MAR191177-M DYNAMITE
87 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 03 (MR) $49.99 MAR190127 IMAGE COMICS
88 MAN-EATERS TP VOL 01 $12.99 DEC180123 IMAGE COMICS
89 ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 02 MURDER ON ROCKPORT LIMITED $19.99 MAY191698 :01 FIRST SECOND
90 BATMAN TP VOL 09 THE TYRANT WING $16.99 DEC180627 DC COMICS
91 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 01 BACK BASICS $15.99 SEP181008 MARVEL COMICS
92 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT HC $29.99 JAN198939 DC COMICS
93 ISOLA TP VOL 01 $9.99 JUL180153 IMAGE COMICS
94 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC COMICS
95 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 17 $9.99 DEC182240 VIZ MEDIA LLC
96 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SPACED OUT TP $9.99 JAN190555 DC COMICS
97 WAR OF REALMS TP $29.99 MAY190956 MARVEL COMICS
98 DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 NOV150279 DC COMICS
99 THEY CALLED US ENEMY TP $19.99 MAR190630 IDW PUBLISHING
100 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 03 $9.99 DEC151700 VIZ MEDIA LLC

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