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Top 100 Graphic Novels: January 2016

Darth Vader's pursuit of Luke Skywalker leads him into a dangerous confrontation in Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Shadows and Secrets from Marvel Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of January.

In total, Marvel Comics had nine of the month's top ten graphic novels. Also in the top ten were Star Wars Volume 2: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon at #2, the Color Your Own Deadpool adult coloring book at #3, Death of Wolverine #4, Star Wars: Lando at #5, Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars at #6, Thor Volume 1: Goddess of Thunder at #8, Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 1: Vader at #9, and Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Civil War at #10.

Rounding out the top ten, Oni Press' Invader Zim Volume 1 ranked #7 for the month.

Among the premier publishers, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's Lazarus Volume 4: Poison was Image Comics' top-selling graphic novel in January at #11. DC Entertainment's best-selling graphic novel for January was The Flash Volume 6: Out of Time at #20. Dark Horse Comics' The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 21 was their top book for January at #56. IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 13: Vengeance Part 2 was their top book in Januayr at #63.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2016

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 7.78 OCT150987 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 02 SHADOWS AND SECRETS $19.99 MAR
2 2 7.58 OCT150986 STAR WARS TP VOL 02 SHOWDOWN ON THE SMUGGLERS MOON $19.99 MAR
3 20 5.64 NOV150950 COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL TP $9.99 MAR
4 4 5.03 JUN150829 DEATH OF WOLVERINE TP $19.99 MAR
5 8 4.85 OCT150988 STAR WARS TP LANDO $16.99 MAR
6 13 4.25 OCT150977 DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS TP $15.99 MAR
7 5 4.09 OCT151564 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
8 10 4.03 OCT150985 THOR TP VOL 01 GODDESS OF THUNDER $19.99 MAR
9 12 3.55 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MAR
10 7 3.52 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
11 28 3.24 NOV150672 LAZARUS TP VOL 4 POISON (MR) $14.99 IMA
12 27 3.21 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
13 16 3.18 MAY150835 DEADPOOL FLASHBACKS TP $19.99 MAR
14 103 3.12 OCT150982 SUPERIOR IRON MAN TP VOL 01 INFAMOUS $19.99 MAR
15 26 3.03 AUG150915 STAR WARS TP JOURNEY TO SW FORCE AWAKENS SHATTER EMPIRE $16.99 MAR
16 19 3.02 MAY150811 STAR WARS TP VOL 01 SKYWALKER STRIKES $19.99 MAR
17 69 2.91 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
18 36 2.88 NOV128157-M WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
19 156 2.70 AUG141740 RAI TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO NEW JAPAN $9.99 VAL
20 34 2.67 OCT150257 FLASH TP VOL 06 OUT OF TIME $16.99 DC
21 39 2.66 SEP150876 DEADPOOL VS THANOS TP $16.99 MAR
22 41 2.66 OCT150253 GRAYSON TP VOL 01 AGENTS OF SPYRAL TP $14.99 DC
23 44 2.63 OCT150254 GRAYSON TP VOL 02 WE ALL DIE AT DAWN $14.99 DC
24 25 2.55 OCT150242 BATMAN BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
25 23 2.53 FEB140918-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE TP VOL 01 ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE $17.99 ARC
26 92 2.49 AUG150495 SOUTHERN CROSS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
27 97 2.36 OCT150605 STARVE TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
28 45 2.34 SEP150866 ULTIMATE END TP $16.99 MAR
29 57 2.22 OCT150245 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
30 91 2.21 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
31 48 2.20 OCT150247 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 06 ICARUS $16.99 DC
32 50 2.13 OCT150252 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 01 THE GIRL OF STEEL $16.99 DC
33 43 1.99 OCT150281 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 12 HOW TO PLAY WITH FIRE (MR) $19.99 DC
34 42 1.98 OCT150244 BATGIRL TP VOL 01 SILENT KNIGHT $19.99 DC
35 53 1.98 AUG150886 SILVER SURFER TP VOL 03 LAST DAYS $17.99 MAR
36 14 1.97 OCT150993 PUNISHER MAX TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION (MR) $34.99 MAR
37 75 1.90 OCT150250 BATMAN THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA TP VOL 03 (OF 3) $14.99 DC
38 113 1.89 NOV151742 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
39 78 1.82 OCT150260 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 07 LAST CALL $14.99 DC
40 52 1.77 OCT150259 NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 04 $19.99 DC
41 37 1.71 SEP150289 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 07 ANARKY $24.99 DC
42 58 1.69 OCT150983 ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 07 UTOPIANS $19.99 MAR
43 68 1.66 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
44 49 1.63 SEP150296 FLASH HC VOL 07 SAVAGE WORLD $22.99 DC
45 62 1.62 OCT150979 AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT TP VOL 03 $19.99 MAR
46 85 1.58 NOV151159 BEE AND PUPPYCAT TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
47 46 1.56 JUN150831 JESSICA JONES TP VOL 01 ALIAS (MR) $24.99 MAR
48 86 1.55 OCT150262 SWAMP THING TP VOL 07 SEASONS END $16.99 DC
49 65 1.54 OCT150261 SHOWCASE PRESENTS BATMAN TP VOL 06 $19.99 DC
50 100 1.51 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
51 99 1.50 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
52 101 1.50 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
53 98 1.50 OCT150975 HOUSE OF M TP WARZONES $15.99 MAR
54 89 1.46 NOV150946 SPIDER-WOMAN TP VOL 02 NEW DUDS $17.99 MAR
55 51 1.45 JUL150333 SANDMAN OVERTURE DELUXE ED HC (MR) $24.99 DC
56 67 1.45 SEP150097 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 21 $19.99 DAR
57 9 1.40 JUL140716 DEADPOOL AND CABLE OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
58 170 1.38 MAY150482 BITCH PLANET TP VOL 01 EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE (MR) $9.99 IMA
59 29 1.37 OCT150984 X-MEN TP VOL 01 INFERNO $34.99 MAR
60 94 1.37 NOV150945 SHIELD TP VOL 02 MAN CALLED DEATH $17.99 MAR
61 32 1.37 FEB150982-M SONIC MEGA MAN WORLDS COLLIDE COMPLETE EPIC TP $29.99 ARC
61 30 1.37 JUL150826 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY HC VOL 02 $34.99 MAR
63 81 1.36 NOV150369 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 13 VENGEANCE PT 2 $17.99 IDW
64 31 1.35 OCT150969 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
65 104 1.33 NOV150941 INHUMANS TP ATTILAN RISING $16.99 MAR
66 118 1.33 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
67 24 1.32 OCT150991 DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION TP TOUCH OF TYPHOID $39.99 MAR
67 61 1.32 AUG151715 DOCTOR WHO 2015 FOUR DOCTORS HC $19.99 TTN
69 125 1.31 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
70 107 1.31 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
71 119 1.30 JUN150590 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 24 LIFE AND DEATH (MR) $14.99 IMA
72 90 1.28 NOV150426 MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS TP $17.99 IDW
73 47 1.27 SEP150286 BATMAN SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN TRINITY DLX ED HC $29.99 DC
74 6 1.25 JUL150824-M MMW SUB MARINER HC VOL 07 $75.00 MAR
75 127 1.25 OCT150609 SHUTTER TP VOL 03 QUO VADIS (MR) $14.99 IMA
75 123 1.25 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
77 74 1.23 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
78 164 1.22 SEP151697 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
79 116 1.22 OCT150980 GUARDIANS TEAM-UP TP VOL 02 UNLIKELY STORY $16.99 MAR
80 130 1.22 NOV150692 SEX TP VOL 04 DAISY CHAINS (MR) $14.99 IMA
81 3 1.16 SEP150859 DEADPOOL CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MAR
82 95 1.16 SEP150068 MIND MGMT HC VOL 06 THE IMMORTALS $19.99 DAR
82 136 1.16 NOV150688 RASPUTIN TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
84 3488 1.12 MAY110733 ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN AND WOLVERINE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
85 185 1.10 JUN158140 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
86 82 1.10 NOV150925 GROOT PREM HC $24.99 MAR
87 79 1.10 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
88 15 1.10 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
89 131 1.09 NOV151724 BOOK OF DEATH TP $14.99 VAL
90 109 1.09 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
91 141 1.07 SEP150062 AGE OF REPTILES ANCIENT EGYPTIANS TP $14.99 DAR
92 1724 1.06 JAN110835 SHADOWLAND PREM HC BLOOD ON STREETS $19.99 MAR
93 18 1.06 AUG110684 X-MEN BY CLAREMONT AND LEE OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $125.00 MAR
94 83 1.06 OCT150272 100 BULLETS TP BOOK 04 (MR) $24.99 DC
95 145 1.04 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
96 154 1.04 NOV150944 WHAT IF TP INFINITY $14.99 MAR
97 214 1.04 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
98 139 1.02 NOV150937 ARMOR WARS WARZONES TP $16.99 MAR
99 220 1.02 JUL150554 DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 IMA
100 142 1.02 JUN150822 STAR WARS PRINCESS LEIA TP $16.99 MAR

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