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Top 100 Graphic Novels: March 2016

Rick faces questions about his leadership when the Whisperers attack in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead Volume 25: No Turning Back from Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of March.

In total, Image had five titles in the top ten including Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Paper Girls Volume 1 at #2, Rick Remender and Sean Murphy's Tokyo Ghost Volume 1 at #4, Jeremy Haun and Jason A. Hurley's Beauty Volume 1 at #6, and Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's East of West Volume 5 at #7.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten — Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Civil War at #3 and Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's Secret Wars at #8.

DC Entertainment also had two titles in the top ten — Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman Volume 7: Endgame at #5 and Snyder and Capullo's Batman Volume 8: Superheavy at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Dark Horse Comics' Avatar the Last Airbender Volume 12: Smoke and Shadow Part 3 ranked #10.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 11.66 DEC150677 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 25 NO TURNING BACK (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 9 6.36 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
3 3 4.85 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
4 20 4.24 JAN160652 TOKYO GHOST TP VOL 01 ATOMIC GARDEN (MR) $9.99 IMA
5 7 4.11 DEC150331 BATMAN TP VOL 07 ENDGAME $16.99 DC
6 34 3.45 JAN160633-M BEAUTY TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
7 17 3.39 JAN160657 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 05 ALL THESE SECRETS $14.99 IMA
8 2 3.31 AUG150873 SECRET WARS HC $50.00 MAR
9 6 2.97 NOV150271 BATMAN HC VOL 08 SUPERHEAVY $24.99 DC
10 36 2.90 NOV150073 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 12 SMOKE & SHADOW PART 3 $10.99 DAR
11 128 2.73 NOV110658 FANTASTIC FOUR SEASON ONE PREM HC WITH FR DIG CDE $24.99 MAR
12 30 2.47 DEC150324 HARLEY QUINN AND POWER GIRL TP $14.99 DC
13 31 2.28 DEC150313 COLORING DC BATMAN ADVENTURES MAD LOVE TP $15.99 DC
14 78 2.28 JAN161349 PROJECT SUPERPOWERS BLACKCROSS TP $19.99 DE
15 37 2.27 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
16 29 2.22 DEC150323 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS TP VOL 01 ENLISTED $16.99 DC
17 52 2.17 JAN161778 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
18 19 2.14 DEC151006 ARCHIE TP VOL 01 $19.99 ARC
19 18 2.03 NOV150281 JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 07 DARKSEID WAR PART 1 $24.99 DC
20 13 2.02 DEC150341 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL TP VOL 01 $29.99 DC
21 32 1.99 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
22 27 1.94 DEC150328 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 06 INJUSTICE LEAGUE $19.99 DC
23 81 1.92 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
24 147 1.87 JUL151694 NINJAK TP VOL 01 WEAPONEER $9.99 VAL
25 41 1.86 DEC150312 COLORING DC TP VOL 01 BATMAN HUSH $15.99 DC
26 146 1.86 NOV151724 BOOK OF DEATH TP $14.99 VAL
27 12 1.82 JAN161448 DAN CLOWES PATIENCE HC $29.99 FAN
28 33 1.81 DEC150886 THOR TP VOL 02 WHO HOLDS HAMMER $19.99 MAR
29 50 1.65 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
30 22 1.64 DEC150346 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED TP $24.99 DC
31 23 1.61 NOV150663 NAMELESS HC (MR) $24.99 IMA
32 54 1.60 DEC150332 GOTHAM ACADEMY TP VOL 02 CALAMITY $14.99 DC
33 62 1.45 DEC150319 BLACK CANARY TP VOL 01 KICKING AND SCREAMING $14.99 DC
34 66 1.42 DEC150325 STARFIRE TP VOL 01 WELCOME HOME $14.99 DC
35 60 1.40 DEC150884 THORS TP $15.99 MAR
36 40 1.37 JAN160395 STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN TP SPECTRUM WAR $19.99 IDW
37 58 1.35 DEC151106 STEVEN UNIVERSE TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
38 242 1.35 JAN120731 SPIDER-MAN SEASON ONE PREM HC WITH DIG CDE $24.99 MAR
39 71 1.34 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
40 28 1.30 NOV150931-M MIRACLEMAN GAIMAN BUCKINGHAM PREM HC BOOK 01 GOLDEN AGE (MR) $29.99 MAR
41 74 1.29 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
42 86 1.28 FEB161936 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 06 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
43 84 1.27 DEC150326 WE ARE ROBIN TP VOL 01 THE VIGILANTE BUSINESS $14.99 DC
44 256 1.25 JAN120729 X-MEN SEASON ONE PREM HC WITH DIG CDE $24.99 MAR
45 135 1.24 JAN161780 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
46 260 1.24 JAN120730 DAREDEVIL SEASON ONE PREM HC WITH DIG CDE $24.99 MAR
47 87 1.23 DEC150317 BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 01 BRAVE NEW WORLDS $14.99 DC
48 271 1.21 FEB130611 WOLVERINE SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
49 75 1.20 DEC150882 X-MEN 92 TP VOL 00 WARZONES $16.99 MAR
50 89 1.19 DEC150322 RED HOOD ARSENAL TP VOL 01 OPEN FOR BUSINESS $14.99 DC
51 67 1.19 JAN160934 UNCANNY INHUMANS TP VOL 01 $17.99 MAR
52 90 1.19 DEC150649 PHONOGRAM TP VOL 03 IMMATERIAL GIRL $14.99 IMA
53 43 1.19 DEC150892 CIVIL WAR CAPTAIN AMERICA IRON MAN TP $24.99 MAR
54 275 1.19 DEC120737 AVENGERS SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
55 42 1.18 DEC150338 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR ONE COMPLETE COLL $24.99 DC
56 26 1.15 APR130732 DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
57 170 1.15 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
58 64 1.11 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MAR
59 59 1.11 JAN160474 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 09 $17.99 IDW
60 95 1.11 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
61 292 1.10 DEC120736 IRON MAN SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
62 48 1.10 JAN161399 STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY GN HC $19.99 HAC
63 38 1.09 FEB082311 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 01 $29.99 MAR
64 61 1.08 DEC150348 SUPERMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
65 303 1.07 JUL130707 THOR SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
66 305 1.07 MAY120746 HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
67 69 1.06 JAN160953 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 05 THROUGH LOOKING GLASS $19.99 MAR
68 105 1.06 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
69 68 1.05 NOV150279-M BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
70 53 1.05 NOV150267 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN HC VOL 01 YEAR OF BLOOD $22.99 DC
71 179 1.04 JUL150554 DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 IMA
72 72 1.03 DEC150329 AQUAMAN TP VOL 06 MAELSTROM $19.99 DC
73 110 1.03 DEC150321 EARTH 2 SOCIETY TP VOL 01 PLANETFALL $14.99 DC
74 109 1.03 DEC150318 CYBORG TP VOL 01 UNPLUGGED $14.99 DC
75 24 1.01 JAN160959 PUNISHER MAX TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 02 (MR) $39.99 MAR
76 92 1.01 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
77 79 1.00 NOV150269 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS HC $19.99 DC
78 35 1.00 DEC150342 BATMAN CONTAGION TP $34.99 DC
79 25 0.99 JAN160961 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 02 NEW REPUBLIC $39.99 MAR
80 331 0.99 APR120701 ANT-MAN SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
81 186 0.98 JAN160643 FASTER THAN LIGHT TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
82 167 0.95 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
83 98 0.94 JAN160954 ROCKET RACCOON TP VOL 02 STORYTAILER $17.99 MAR
84 134 0.93 DEC150320 DOCTOR FATE TP VOL 01 THE BLOOD PRICE $14.99 DC
85 127 0.93 NOV150702 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
86 47 0.93 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
87 5 0.91 SEP150857-M CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $99.99 MAR
88 113 0.90 DEC150336 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 02 ROGUE TARGETS $16.99 DC
89 209 0.89 NOV150950 COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL TP $9.99 MAR
90 63 0.87 DEC150347 WONDER WOMAN WAR OF THE GODS TP $24.99 DC
91 205 0.87 MAY150482 BITCH PLANET TP VOL 01 EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE (MR) $9.99 IMA
92 121 0.86 JAN161356 BOBS BURGERS ONGOING TP VOL 02 WELL DONE $14.99 DE
93 124 0.85 DEC151131 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 08 $14.99 BOO
94 96 0.85 MAY150811 STAR WARS TP VOL 01 SKYWALKER STRIKES $19.99 MAR
94 144 0.85 DEC150669 THIEF OF THIEVES TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
96 142 0.85 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
97 73 0.84 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
98 97 0.84 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP NEW ED $19.99 DC
99 101 0.83 DEC150894 CIVIL WAR BLACK PANTHER TP NEW PTG $19.99 MAR
100 138 0.83 JAN160667 HUMANS TP VOL 02 HUMANS TILL DETH UP (MR) $15.99 IMA

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