Top 100 Graphic Novels: January 2020

Marvel Comics -- Absolute CarnageDonny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Absolute Carnage, collecting Marvel Comics' crossover event, was January's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten from Marvel Comics, League of Legends: Lux ranked #4 and House of X/Powers of X, the best-selling graphic novel of December, ranked #5.

DC had four titles in the top ten. Their top book, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Victoria Yang's Diana: Princess of the Amazons, the young readers graphic novel about Wonder Woman's childhood, ranked #2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen ranked #3, Green Lantern: Legacy ranked #9, and Louise Simonson and Kit Seaton's Wonder Womman: Warbringer, adapting Leigh Bardugo's young adult novel, ranked #10.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten. Stranger Things: Zombie Boys, ranked #6, and Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and Rich Tommaso's Black Hammer Volume 4: Age of Doom Part 2 ranked #8.

Also in the top ten, VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 22, January's best-selling manga, ranked #7 on the graphic novels chart.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2020

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 4 7.48 OCT191107 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
2 30 5.98 SEP190470 DIANA PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS TP $9.99 DC COMICS
3 7 5.96 JUN190614-M WATCHMEN TP $24.99 DC COMICS
4 14 5.83 JUL191064 LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TP LUX $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
5 3 5.24 SEP190963-M HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X HC $60.00 MARVEL COMICS
6 32 5.11 OCT190311 STRANGER THINGS ZOMBIE BOYS VOL 01 $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
7 37 4.84 OCT192290 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 22 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
8 15 4.81 MAY190209 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 04 AGE OF DOOM PART II $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
9 51 4.73 SEP190471 GREEN LANTERN LEGACY TP $9.99 DC COMICS
10 20 4.46 SEP190472 WONDER WOMAN WARBRINGER TP $16.99 DC COMICS
11 1 4.35 JUL191095-M INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
12 21 4.33 OCT190493 SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL TP $16.99 DC COMICS
13 6 4.10 OCT192289 NO LONGER HUMAN HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $34.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
14 59 4.02 OCT192291 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
15 24 3.63 OCT191115 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 06 ABSOLUTE CARNAG $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
16 31 3.53 NOV190089 LAZARUS TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
16 12 3.53 MAY190661 LOEG VOL IV TEMPEST HC $29.99 IDW PUBLISHING
18 19 3.47 JUN090991 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT $19.99 IDW PUBLISHING
19 75 3.46 OCT192292 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
20 39 3.38 OCT191113 BLACK CAT TP VOL 01 GRAND THEFT MARVEL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
21 45 3.36 OCT190059 SEA OF STARS TP VOL 01 $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
22 41 3.31 OCT191116 MILES MORALES TP VOL 02 BRING ON BAD GUYS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
23 2 3.23 JUL191093-M CONAN BARBARIAN ORIG MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
24 46 3.18 OCT191111 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS DEADPOOL TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
25 141 3.16 MAR190080 DIE TP VOL 01 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
26 10 3.12 OCT191135 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP MAXIMUM CARNAGE $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
27 25 2.96 JUN190303 CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 01 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
28 16 2.92 SEP190986 FANTASTIC FOUR GRAND DESIGN TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
29 108 2.71 NOV192091 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
30 50 2.69 OCT191114 VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER TP VOL 01 $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
31 72 2.54 OCT191109 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE MILES MORALES TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 74 2.52 NOV190972 AVENGERS BY JASON AARON TP VOL 05 CHALLENGE OF GHOST RIDERS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 68 2.48 OCT190657 DREAMING TP VOL 02 EMPTY SHELLS (MR) $16.99 DC COMICS
34 64 2.44 OCT191117 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 FALLING STAR $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
35 77 2.40 OCT191112 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE IMMORTAL HULK & OTHER TALES TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 66 2.40 OCT191119 LOKI TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 11 2.37 NOV191780-M BOWIE STARDUST RAYGUNS & MOONAGE DAYDREAMS HC GN $39.99 INSIGHT COMICS
38 22 2.35 AUG190650 DCEASED HC $29.99 DC COMICS
39 122 2.32 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
40 17 2.30 DEC181256-M BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 DYNAMITE
41 70 2.27 JUN190574-M BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE HC NEW ED $17.99 DC COMICS
41 76 2.27 OCT190684 LUCIFER TP VOL 02 THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (MR) $16.99 DC COMICS
43 86 2.21 OCT191108 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SCREAM TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
44 65 2.15 OCT190651 BIRDS OF PREY HARLEY QUINN TP $19.99 DC COMICS
45 95 2.15 OCT191110 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
46 80 2.10 SEP190987 FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 HOSTILE TAKEOVERS $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 90 2.03 OCT190675 INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP $16.99 DC COMICS
48 84 2.03 SEP190983 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 08 INTERG EMPIRE WAKANDA PT 03 $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 127 2.02 OCT190071 UNEARTH TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
50 33 2.01 NOV190956 EARTH X TP NEW PTG $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 105 2.01 OCT191124 DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID TP VOL 04 CHOICE $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
52 169 1.95 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
53 35 1.94 OCT190667 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 22 REGENERATION (MR) $29.99 DC COMICS
54 47 1.90 SEP190311 WITCHER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
55 98 1.85 OCT190628 BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS TP VOL 01 LESSER GODS $17.99 DC COMICS
56 79 1.85 OCT190652 BIRDS OF PREY HUNTRESS TP $19.99 DC COMICS
57 186 1.85 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
58 40 1.82 SEP190990 SILVER SURFER BLACK TP TREASURY EDITION $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
59 5 1.81 JUL191088 DAREDEVIL BY BENDIS & MALEEV OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
60 147 1.81 OCT191142 MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR GN TP FULL MOON $12.99 MARVEL COMICS
61 9 1.78 JUL191091-M MMW DAREDEVIL HC VOL 14 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
62 28 1.78 OCT190676 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE COMPLETE COLL TP $34.99 DC COMICS
63 23 1.74 NOV190993 THOR BY JASON AARON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02 $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
64 92 1.74 JUL180733 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC COMICS
65 94 1.73 OCT191138 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP CONAN GAMBLER $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
66 124 1.71 OCT191143 OZ COMPLETE COLLECTION GN TP VOL 01 WONDERFUL WIZARD MARVELO $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
67 140 1.70 OCT192293 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 14 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
68 97 1.69 OCT190629 BATMAN ARKHAM BLACK MASK TP $19.99 DC COMICS
69 262 1.68 JAN160962 STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
70 118 1.64 OCT190689 SCOOBY APOCALYPSE TP VOL 06 $16.99 DC COMICS
71 57 1.63 JUL191174 JAMES BOND LIVE & LET DIE HC $24.99 DYNAMITE
72 100 1.62 OCT190650 BIRDS OF PREY BLACK CANARY TP $19.99 DC COMICS
73 137 1.61 OCT191121 INVISIBLE WOMAN TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 27 1.58 NOV190986 WHAT IF CLASSIC COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 03 $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
75 29 1.58 NOV190981 FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION COMING GALACTUS TP NEW PTG $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
76 38 1.56 OCT191137 CONAN TP HOUR OF DRAGON $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
77 106 1.56 OCT190672 HUNTRESS ORIGINS TP $19.99 DC COMICS
78 43 1.55 JUL191097 BLACK BOLT HC $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
79 129 1.54 OCT190056 OVER MY DEAD BODY TP $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
80 121 1.54 OCT191123 PUNISHER KILL KREW TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
81 54 1.53 OCT190653 BIRDS OF PREY MURDER AND MYSTERY TP $29.99 DC COMICS
82 144 1.53 OCT191122 CONTAGION TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 13 1.53 AUG191141-M MMW MIGHTY THOR HC VOL 19 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
84 191 1.53 NOV192084 DEMON SLAYER KIMETSU NO YAIBA GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
85 101 1.52 SEP190309 ALIENS RESCUE TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
86 130 1.50 AUG171045 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 01 IMPERIAL MACH $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
87 189 1.49 SEP151698 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
88 117 1.48 SEP191287 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 10 $16.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
89 34 1.48 SEP190602 SWAMP THING THE BRONZE AGE TP VOL 02 $39.99 DC COMICS
90 133 1.47 SEP190988 IRONHEART TP VOL 02 TEN RINGS $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
91 143 1.43 OCT190631 BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 06 DIVIDE CONQUER AND KILL $16.99 DC COMICS
92 36 1.41 OCT190627 BAT AND THE CAT 80 YEARS OF ROMANCE HC $39.99 DC COMICS
93 126 1.40 SEP108136 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
94 208 1.39 SEP191888 GUDETAMA LOVE FOR THE LAZY HC $9.99 ONI PRESS INC.
95 93 1.38 JUL190638 DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 01 $24.99 DC COMICS
96 125 1.38 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
97 185 1.37 OCT190693 SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP ITS SCOOBY TIME TP $12.99 DC COMICS
98 214 1.36 NOV192082 PERSONA 5 MANGA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
99 55 1.32 OCT191127 STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY MOVIE ADAPTATIONS TP $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
100 18 1.31 JUN191992 JACK KIRBYS DINGBAT LOVE HC $43.95 TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
100 115 1.31 AUG100347 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 02 HEAD GAMES $19.99 IDW PUBLISHING

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