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Top 100 Graphic Novels: July 2016

Steampunk and kaiju collide in an innovative and imaginative story from Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda in Image Comics' Monstress Volume 1, the best-selling graphic novel of July.

In total, Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, including Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's Huck at #5, Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's Southern Bastards Volume 3: Homecoming at #6, and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 6 at #7.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten; Harley Quinn's Greatest Hits, a collection of stories starring the fan-favorite character, ranked #2 for the July, and Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition ranked #3.

Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten, led by Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto's Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin at #4, followed by Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 1: Berzerker at #9 and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 1: The Coulson Protocols at #10.

Rounding out the top ten, Jeff Smith's Bone: Coda 25th-Anniversary Edition from Cartoon Books ranked #8.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 4 6.49 APR160803-M MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
2 10 4.37 MAR168712 HARLEY QUINNS GREATEST HITS TP $9.99 DC
3 6 3.09 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
4 9 2.92 APR161092 STAR WARS OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN TP $16.99 MAR
5 13 2.90 APR160798-M HUCK TP $14.99 IMA
6 14 2.83 FEB160707 SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 03 HOMECOMING (MR) $14.99 IMA
7 16 2.71 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
8 11 2.41 MAY161334 BONE CODA 25TH ANNIVERSARY TP $14.95 CAR
9 17 2.36 APR161078 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 01 BERZERKER $16.99 MAR
10 47 2.19 APR161086 AGENTS OF SHIELD TP VOL 01 COULSON PROTOCOLS $17.99 MAR
11 45 1.90 MAY161920 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
12 5 1.88 MAR160912-M STAR WARS DARTH VADER HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
13 21 1.81 MAY161133 SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 ARC
14 60 1.78 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
15 28 1.75 APR160401 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 03 FREEDOM $16.99 DC
16 19 1.67 APR161827 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI
17 30 1.66 MAR160642 PLUTONA TP $16.99 IMA
18 31 1.63 APR161076 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN WORLDWIDE TP VOL 02 $17.99 MAR
19 25 1.62 MAR130303 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
20 36 1.52 APR160394 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
21 12 1.46 APR160406 WONDER WOMAN BY GREG RUCKA TP VOL 01 $29.99 DC
22 42 1.44 APR160424 SHERIFF OF BABYLON TP VOL 01 BANG BANG BANG (MR) $14.99 DC
23 46 1.40 APR160397 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
24 44 1.36 APR161074 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 RISE OF ALPHA FLIGHT $15.99 MAR
25 49 1.36 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
26 84 1.34 MAY161860 FAITH TP VOL 01 HOLLYWOOD & VINE $9.99 VAL
27 50 1.29 APR161080 SCARLET WITCH TP VOL 01 WITCHES ROAD $15.99 MAR
28 41 1.24 APR161083 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK TP VOL 01 CHO TIME $17.99 MAR
29 48 1.19 APR161079 A-FORCE TP VOL 01 HYPERTIME $17.99 MAR
30 35 1.19 FEB160250 DARK NIGHT A TRUE BATMAN STORY HC (MR) $22.99 DC
31 102 1.16 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
32 53 1.16 APR169047 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 04 $14.99 BOO
33 63 1.15 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
34 80 1.15 APR160400 TEEN TITANS GO TP VOL 02 WELCOME TO THE PIZZA DOME $12.99 DC
35 29 1.15 APR160396 GREEN ARROW BY KEVIN SMITH TP $24.99 DC
36 24 1.12 APR161073 SPIDER-WOMEN TP $29.99 MAR
37 51 1.12 APR161087 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT TP VOL 01 TRICKS OF THE TRADE $17.99 MAR
38 52 1.09 APR160381 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 07 ANARKY $17.99 DC
39 75 1.04 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
40 22 1.02 MAY160942 X-23 COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
41 69 1.01 OCT138324 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 DC
42 79 1.00 APR160416 AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 DC
43 126 0.99 SEP140684-M WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
44 54 0.97 APR160386 BATGIRL TP VOL 02 TO THE DEATH $19.99 DC
45 55 0.96 APR160399 NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 05 $19.99 DC
46 33 0.96 APR161084 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL AND GREAT LAKES AVENGERS TP $29.99 MAR
47 58 0.94 APR160389 DARING ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
48 68 0.94 APR160834 LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE TP VOL 03 (MR) $17.99 IMA
49 20 0.93 APR161093 DAREDEVIL EPIC COLLECTION MAN WITHOUT FEAR TP $39.99 MAR
50 88 0.92 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
51 40 0.92 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
52 135 0.91 OCT140637 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
52 62 0.91 MAY160934 UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 06 STORYVILLE $19.99 MAR
54 61 0.90 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP NEW ED $19.99 DC
55 90 0.89 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
56 78 0.88 APR161081 VISION TP VOL 01 LITTLE WORSE THAN MAN $17.99 MAR
57 64 0.88 APR161064 SCARLET TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 MAR
58 43 0.87 MAR160256 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 08 BLOOD OF HEROES $24.99 DC
59 92 0.87 JUN160408 MARCH GN BOOK 03 $19.99 IDW
60 26 0.86 APR160395 DC ELSEWORLDS JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 $34.99 DC
61 94 0.85 APR160383 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT TP VOL 02 $14.99 DC
62 86 0.83 APR160392 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 08 THE NIGHTBIRDS $16.99 DC
63 71 0.83 APR160402 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 04 THE JANUS DIRECTIVE $19.99 DC
64 98 0.83 APR120250 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52) $14.99 DC
65 32 0.82 APR160387 BATMAN THE ROAD TO NO MANS LAND TP VOL 02 $34.99 DC
66 96 0.82 DEC150677 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 25 NO TURNING BACK (MR) $14.99 IMA
67 74 0.80 MAR160034 BTVS SEASON 10 TP VOL 05 PIECES ON THE GROUND $18.99 DAR
68 18 0.79 MAR160633-M DEADLY CLASS DLX HC (MR) $49.99 IMA
69 103 0.79 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
70 27 0.78 MAY160938 MACHINE MAN BY KIRBY AND DITKO COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $39.99 MAR
71 77 0.77 JUN130299 PREACHER TP BOOK 02 (MR) $19.99 DC
72 85 0.75 MAR160083 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 30 THIEVES AND SPIES $17.99 DAR
73 95 0.74 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
74 99 0.74 MAY161383 BOBS BURGERS ONGOING TP VOL 03 PAN FRIED $14.99 DYN
75 104 0.73 MAY160931 SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 04 GODS AND WOMEN $15.99 MAR
76 83 0.73 NOV150279-M BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
77 101 0.72 APR161384 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 09 $14.99 BOO
78 100 0.72 APR160404 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 07 UNDER THE SKIN $16.99 DC
79 301 0.71 JUN128009 VOLTRON YEAR ONE TP $19.99 DYN
80 15 0.71 MAR160916 DEADPOOL MINIBUS HC NEW PTG $59.99 MAR
80 8 0.71 JAN160926-M MMW MS MARVEL HC VOL 02 $75.00 MAR
82 305 0.70 JUN121073 VOLTRON TP VOL 01 SIXTH PILOT $19.99 DYN
83 119 0.68 APR160788 ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE TP (MR) $14.99 IMA
84 113 0.67 MAR160090 DRAGON AGE MAGEKILLER TP $14.99 DAR
85 175 0.67 APR160791 BLUE MONDAY TP VOL 01 KIDS ARE ALRIGHT $9.99 IMA
86 39 0.66 APR161099 X-MEN TRIAL OF GAMBIT TP $34.99 MAR
87 224 0.65 MAR120443 PRO ONE SHOT (MR) $7.99 IMA
88 73 0.65 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
89 72 0.65 MAR160258 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT HC VOL 03 $24.99 DC
90 106 0.64 MAY160933 WEIRDWORLD TP VOL 01 WHERE LOST THINGS GO $17.99 MAR
91 166 0.64 MAY161921 BLEACH GN VOL 67 $9.99 VIZ
92 187 0.63 APR160322 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 01 FINALS CRISIS $9.99 DC
93 57 0.63 MAR160264 TALES OF THE BATMAN ALAN BRENNERT HC $29.99 DC
94 127 0.63 JUL150633 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
94 59 0.63 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
96 56 0.61 MAY161506 HIP HOP FAMILY TREE GN VOL 04 1984-1985 $27.99 FAN
97 3 0.60 JAN160353 ABSOLUTE PREACHER HC VOL 01 (MR) $150.00 DC
98 123 0.59 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
99 140 0.59 APR160426 RED THORN TP VOL 01 GLASGOW KISS (MR) $14.99 DC
100 34 0.59 JAN160924 AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT HC $50.00 MAR

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