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Top 100 Graphic Novels: May 2016

Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition from DC Entertainment returned to the top of the sales charts as May's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten from DC Entertainment, The Joker: Endgame ranked #7.

Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender Volume 2 at #2, followed by Black Science Volume 4: Godworld at #4, Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce's We Stand on Guard at #5, and Chew Volume 11: Last Suppers at #6.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with four titles, led by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Civil War at #3, followed by Star Wars: Kanan Volume 2 at #8, Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez's Spider-Gwen Volume 1: Greater Power, and Spider-Man/Deadpool: Don't Call It a Team-Up at #10.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 6 6.23 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
2 10 5.89 FEB160680-M DESCENDER TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
3 3 5.74 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
4 14 4.47 FEB160656 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 04 GODWORLD (MR) $14.99 IMA
5 9 3.95 FEB160645 WE STAND ON GUARD DLX HC (MR) $24.99 IMA
6 17 3.93 FEB160669 CHEW TP VOL 11 LAST SUPPERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
7 8 3.92 FEB160224 JOKER ENDGAME TP $24.99 DC
8 13 3.91 JAN160963 STAR WARS KANAN TP VOL 02 FIRST BLOOD $17.99 MAR
9 15 3.80 FEB160962 SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 01 GREATER POWER $17.99 MAR
10 5 3.65 FEB160956 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP DONT CALL IT TEAM UP $34.99 MAR
11 49 3.55 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
12 24 3.29 FEB160967 DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 01 CHINATOWN $15.99 MAR
13 137 3.01 OCT110741 X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST TP $19.99 MAR
14 21 2.98 FEB160955 ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 01 FOUR SISTERS $17.99 MAR
15 72 2.85 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
16 40 2.62 DEC150677 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 25 NO TURNING BACK (MR) $14.99 IMA
17 42 2.53 FEB160268 TWILIGHT CHILDREN TP (MR) $14.99 DC
18 44 2.45 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
19 61 2.44 FEB160661 BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 03 $12.99 IMA
20 43 2.39 FEB160959 ALL NEW X-MEN INEVITABLE TP VOL 01 GHOSTS OF CYCLOPS $15.99 MAR
21 41 2.31 FEB160227 GRAYSON TP VOL 03 NEMESIS $16.99 DC
22 38 2.29 MAR160932 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 03 SQUIRREL REALLY GOT ME NO $17.99 MAR
23 52 2.26 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
24 31 2.25 MAR130303 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
25 68 2.24 FEB160240 SUPERGIRL COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE TP $12.99 DC
26 20 2.22 FEB160949 MIGHTY THOR PREM HC THUNDER IN HER VEINS VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
27 27 2.18 DEC150215 WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01 $22.99 DC
28 34 2.16 FEB160961 SILK TP VOL 01 SINISTER $19.99 MAR
29 45 2.15 FEB160244 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 07 WAR TORN $16.99 DC
30 36 2.04 FEB160226 BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 07 ROBIN RISES $19.99 DC
31 11 2.03 JAN160321 KINGDOM COME 20TH ANNIVERSARY DLX ED HC $39.99 DC
32 26 2.03 FEB160225 FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 02 $24.99 DC
33 56 1.99 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
34 23 1.96 JAN160153 REBELS TP VOL 01 WELL REGULATED MILITIA $24.99 DAR
35 50 1.94 MAR160950 DAREDEVIL VS PUNISHER MEANS AND ENDS TP NEW PTG $17.99 MAR
36 70 1.93 NOV150686 ODYC TP VOL 02 SONS OF THE WOLF (MR) $14.99 IMA
37 71 1.91 JAN160696 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03 DEMONS (MR) $14.99 IMA
38 29 1.90 FEB160259 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 13 HAUNTED (MR) $24.99 DC
39 59 1.87 FEB160714 WAYWARD TP VOL 03 OUT FROM THE SHADOWS (MR) $16.99 IMA
40 80 1.80 DEC150658 THEYRE NOT LIKE US TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
41 33 1.79 FEB160945 LITTLE MARVEL STANDEE PUNCH-OUT BOOK TP $24.99 MAR
42 47 1.73 JAN160134 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 13 END OF DAYS $19.99 DAR
43 84 1.73 FEB160269 UNFOLLOW TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 DC
44 86 1.70 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
45 85 1.70 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
46 66 1.67 FEB160958 HOWARD THE DUCK TP VOL 01 DUCK HUNT $17.99 MAR
47 58 1.67 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP NEW ED $19.99 DC
48 136 1.63 OCT140637 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
49 103 1.63 FEB160241 TEEN TITANS GO HEROES ON PATROL TP NEW ED $12.99 DC
50 62 1.63 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MAR
51 89 1.56 FEB160957 ALL NEW INHUMANS TP VOL 01 GLOBAL OUTREACH $15.99 MAR
52 94 1.55 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
53 22 1.52 FEB160976 X-MEN TP RISE OF APOCALYPSE $34.99 MAR
54 95 1.50 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
55 2 1.48 DEC150343 GOTHAM CENTRAL OMNIBUS HC $99.99 DC
56 88 1.48 FEB161231 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 07 FOUR CASTLES $14.99 BOO
57 46 1.47 FEB160243 WONDER WOMAN BY MIKE DEODATO TP $24.99 DC
58 69 1.46 NOV150279-M BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP NEW EDITION $19.99 DC
59 63 1.45 JAN160174 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 22 $19.99 DAR
60 160 1.44 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
61 4 1.44 NOV150926 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BY ABNETT AND LANNING OMNIBUS HC $100.00 MAR
62 161 1.42 JUL150554 DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 IMA
63 77 1.42 MAY150811 STAR WARS TP VOL 01 SKYWALKER STRIKES $19.99 MAR
64 18 1.41 FEB160228 BATMAN WAR GAMES TP VOL 02 $39.99 DC
65 109 1.40 APR120250 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52) $14.99 DC
66 54 1.39 FEB160946-M AVENGERS K TP BOOK 01 AVENGERS VS ULTRON $24.99 MAR
67 19 1.37 FEB160687 LAZARUS HC VOL 02 (MR) $39.99 IMA
68 53 1.37 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
68 64 1.37 MAR160353 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 14 ORDER FROM CHAOS $19.99 IDW
70 37 1.37 JAN160352 FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 12 (MR) $29.99 DC
71 78 1.37 FEB160231 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 05 BLACK ARROW $19.99 DC
72 106 1.36 FEB160963 WEB WARRIORS OF SPIDER-VERSE TP VOL 01 ELECTROVERSE $15.99 MAR
73 55 1.36 JAN160336 WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 08 TWIST OF FATE $24.99 DC
74 57 1.33 FEB160233 GREEN LANTERN NEW GODS GODHEAD TP $24.99 DC
75 60 1.31 FEB160950 STAR WARS EPISODE I PHANTOM MENACE HC $24.99 MAR
76 184 1.30 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
77 114 1.28 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
78 101 1.27 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
79 35 1.25 NOV150927 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID AND CHRIS SAMNEE HC VOL 05 $34.99 MAR
80 200 1.24 JAN160644 I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR) $9.99 IMA
81 48 1.23 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
82 65 1.22 FEB160972 X-MEN TP MUTANT GENESIS 2.0 $24.99 MAR
83 202 1.19 FEB160640 SYMMETRY TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
84 67 1.18 FEB160234 JLA TP VOL 08 $24.99 DC
85 32 1.17 FEB160970 AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION TP UNDER SIEGE $39.99 MAR
86 92 1.17 FEB160238 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
87 51 1.17 JAN160354 SCALPED HC BOOK 04 DELUXE EDITION (MR) $29.99 DC
88 115 1.16 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
89 75 1.15 FEB160230 CATWOMAN TP VOL 05 BACKWARD MASKING $24.99 DC
90 93 1.14 FEB160229 BATMAN 66 TP VOL 04 $19.99 DC
90 1 1.14 OCT150238 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS GALLERY ED HC $175.00 DC
90 214 1.14 JAN160652 TOKYO GHOST TP VOL 01 ATOMIC GARDEN (MR) $9.99 IMA
93 12 1.13 NOV150929-M MMW CAPTAIN MARVEL HC VOL 06 $75.00 MAR
94 125 1.11 MAR160928 DRAX TP VOL 01 GALAXYS BEST DETECTIVE $15.99 MAR
95 100 1.10 JAN160962 STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN $19.99 MAR
96 81 1.10 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
97 7 1.10 NOV150934 UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG $99.99 MAR
98 134 1.10 MAR160648 PRIDE & JOY GN (MR) $14.99 IMA
99 91 1.07 FEB161229 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA CAKE CARD WARS TP $19.99 BOO
99 82 1.07 SEP151087 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE $19.99 BEN
101 240 1.07 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA

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About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.