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Top 100 Graphic Novels: August 2016

Darth Vader puts down a rebellion against the Empire's rule in Kieron Gillen, Leinil Francis Yu, and Salvador Larroca's Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 3: The Shu-Torun War from Marvel Comics, the best-selling graphic novel for August.

In total, Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten including Ta-Nahesi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's Black Panther Book 1: Nation Under Our Feet at #3, Spider-Man/Deadpool Volume 1: Isn't It Bromantic? at #4, and Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Jail at #5.

DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition at #2, followed by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams' Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (copublished by IDW Publishing) at #5, Teen Titans: Earth One Volume 2 at #8, the Harley Quinn Book and Mask Set at #9, and Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad: An Adult Coloring Book at #10.

Also in the top ten was Image Comics; Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 6 ranked #7 for the month.

Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's Garbage Pail Kids, based on the classic trading cards from the 1980s, was the publisher's best-selling book in August at #28. Finally, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, and Ben Stenbeck's Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 was Dark Horse Comics' top book for August at #36.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 7 4.64 MAY160924 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 03 SHU TORUN WAR $16.99 MAR
2 5 4.49 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
3 9 4.42 JUN160956 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MAR
4 6 4.42 MAY160926 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 ISNT IT BROMANTIC $17.99 MAR
5 4 4.37 MAY160922 STAR WARS TP VOL 03 REBEL JAIL $19.99 MAR
6 2 4.30 APR160380 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HC $24.99 DC
7 13 4.19 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
8 3 4.07 APR160323 TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE HC VOL 02 $22.99 DC
9 1 3.05 APR160377 HARLEY QUINN BOOK AND MASK SET $34.99 DC
10 17 2.94 MAY160307 HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP $15.99 DC
11 18 2.93 MAR160667 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 04 DIE FOR ME (MR) $14.99 IMA
12 43 2.83 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
13 23 2.53 FEB160697 PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 02 THE BEAR (MR) $14.99 IMA
14 12 2.47 APR160379 BATMAN NOIR THE KILLING JOKE HC $24.99 DC
15 21 2.44 MAY160928 DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY TP VOL 00 MERC MADNESS $16.99 MAR
16 51 2.28 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
17 20 2.26 APR161827-M INVADER ZIM TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI
18 26 2.23 JUN160968 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 03 DEADPOOL VS SABRETOOTH $15.99 MAR
19 64 2.15 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
20 33 2.12 APR160829 INJECTION TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
21 69 2.11 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
22 25 1.96 MAY160323 SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK TP $17.99 DC
23 19 1.94 APR150289 BATMAN HARLEY QUINN TP $19.99 DC
24 36 1.79 MAY160313 FLASH TP VOL 07 SAVAGE WORLD $16.99 DC
25 284 1.75 MAY120746 HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
26 27 1.74 MAR130303 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
27 49 1.73 APR120250 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52) $14.99 DC
28 201 1.69 NOV150451 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS TP $19.99 IDW
29 28 1.68 MAY160352 Y THE LAST MAN TP BOOK 05 (MR) $19.99 DC
30 50 1.67 MAY160345 LUCIFER TP VOL 01 COLD HEAVEN (MR) $14.99 DC
31 181 1.67 MAR121143 XOC JOURNEY OF A GREAT WHITE HC $19.99 ONI
32 35 1.59 JUN160971 DOCTOR STRANGE TP STRANGE ORIGIN $19.99 MAR
33 44 1.58 MAY160302 BATGIRL TP VOL 03 MINDFIELDS $16.99 DC
34 46 1.56 MAY160308 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 03 SUICIDE RUN $16.99 DC
35 42 1.56 MAY160932 SPIDEY TP VOL 01 FIRST DAY $17.99 MAR
36 31 1.54 APR160065 HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1953 TP $19.99 DAR
37 58 1.54 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
38 29 1.50 JUN160408 MARCH GN BOOK 03 $19.99 IDW
39 66 1.45 JUN161953 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 08 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
40 24 1.44 MAY160305 BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC
41 70 1.36 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
42 30 1.33 MAY160316 OMEGA MEN THE END IS HERE TP $24.99 DC
43 86 1.31 MAY161599 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 19 $10.99 RAN
44 32 1.28 MAY160328 WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC
45 34 1.27 MAY160346 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 14 GOOD INTENTIONS (MR) $24.99 DC
46 63 1.26 MAY160301 ARROW THE DARK ARCHER TP $16.99 DC
47 75 1.25 MAY160675 CRY HAVOC TP VOL 01 MYTHING IN ACTION (MR) $14.99 IMA
48 38 1.22 MAY160921 STAR WARS JOURNEY TO STAR WARS HC FASE $24.99 MAR
49 67 1.22 MAY160326 SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED DEADSHOT TP $16.99 DC
50 82 1.21 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
51 41 1.20 MAY160315 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR HC VOL 02 $22.99 DC
52 83 1.20 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
53 71 1.20 OCT138324 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 DC
54 22 1.20 MAY160941 BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST TP VOL 04 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MAR
55 57 1.18 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
56 80 1.12 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
57 73 1.11 APR161075 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP AMAZING GRACE $17.99 MAR
58 78 1.11 APR150302 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 PURE INSANITY $16.99 DC
59 39 1.09 APR160138 DARK HORSE COMICS DC SUPERMAN COMPLETE TP $24.99 DAR
60 62 1.09 MAY160317 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02 BREAKING THE CHAIN $19.99 DC
61 65 1.08 JUN160969 JESSICA JONES TP AVENGER $19.99 MAR
62 76 1.07 FEB151172 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
63 8 1.06 FEB160951 SPIDER-MAN BY TODD MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC $75.00 MAR
64 48 1.05 APR160390 FLASH HC VOL 08 ZOOM $24.99 DC
65 81 1.05 MAY160306 BATMAN SUPERMAN TP VOL 04 SIEGE $16.99 DC
66 56 1.04 JUN160494 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 10 $19.99 IDW
67 156 1.04 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
68 93 1.03 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 IDW
69 104 1.02 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
70 10 1.01 MAR160919 DEADPOOL MINIBUS 2 HC $75.00 MAR
71 166 0.99 JAN160644-M I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR) $9.99 IMA
72 91 0.98 MAY160935 UNCANNY INHUMANS TP VOL 02 QUIET ROOM $17.99 MAR
73 90 0.98 MAY160929 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP GUARDIANS OF INFINITY $17.99 MAR
74 54 0.97 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
75 11 0.97 FEB160952-M MMW INCREDIBLE HULK HC VOL 10 $75.00 MAR
76 105 0.95 MAY160936 NEW AVENGERS AIM TP VOL 02 STANDOFF $15.99 MAR
77 113 0.93 FEB160684 INVISIBLE REPUBLIC TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
78 114 0.93 MAY160729 STARVE TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
79 125 0.92 MAR168909 ATTACK ON TITAN LOST GIRLS GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
80 88 0.91 NOV150279-M BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
80 154 0.91 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
82 79 0.90 JUN130299 PREACHER TP BOOK 02 (MR) $19.99 DC
83 60 0.90 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
84 97 0.90 MAY160930 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP TALES OF COSMOS $17.99 MAR
85 103 0.90 MAY160321 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 03 THE SUM OF ITS PARTS $16.99 DC
86 100 0.90 APR161081 VISION TP VOL 01 LITTLE WORSE THAN MAN $17.99 MAR
87 106 0.87 JAN150369 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 HOT IN THE CITY (N52) $16.99 DC
88 120 0.86 MAY160309 EARTH 2 SOCIETY TP VOL 02 INDIVISIBLE $14.99 DC
89 124 0.86 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
90 111 0.85 JUN160959 X-MEN TP WORST X-MAN EVER $16.99 MAR
91 77 0.84 JUN160484 JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS TP VOL 03 DARK JEM $19.99 IDW
92 207 0.84 MAR168712 HARLEY QUINNS GREATEST HITS TP $9.99 DC
93 126 0.84 JAN160696 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03 DEMONS (MR) $14.99 IMA
94 68 0.83 MAY160324 SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 04 $24.99 DC
95 206 0.83 APR160322 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 01 FINALS CRISIS $9.99 DC
96 52 0.82 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
97 223 0.81 OCT140637 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
98 74 0.81 MAY160925 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 02 WAR MACHINES $24.99 MAR
98 186 0.81 JUN161952 ONE PIECE GN VOL 79 $9.99 VIZ
100 116 0.79 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC

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