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Top 100 Graphic Novels: December 2016

IDW Publishing's Love is Love, an anthology from an all-star line-up of writers and artists celebrating the lives lost in Orlando's Pulse nightclub shooting and co-produced with DC Entertainment, was December's best-selling graphic novel.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten: Batman Volume 9: Bloom at #2 and Batman Volume 10: Epilogue at #9.

Image Comics had three titles in the top ten: Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender Volume 3: Singularities at #3, Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland Volume 2: Fluff My Life at #5, and Black Science Volume 5 at #10.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with four titles: Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Wolverine: Old Man Logan at #4, Invincible Iron Man Volume 1: Reboot at #6, Star Wars: Poe Dameron Volume 1: Black Squadron at #7, and Doctor Strange Volume 1: The Way of the Weird at #8.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 8.67 OCT160480 LOVE IS LOVE $9.99 IDW
2 7 4.64 SEP160335 BATMAN TP VOL 09 BLOOM $16.99 DC
3 11 4.51 SEP160801 DESCENDER TP VOL 03 SINGULARITIES $14.99 IMA
4 6 4.38 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
5 13 4.32 OCT160683-M I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 02 FLUFF MY LIFE $14.99 IMA
6 35 3.95 OCT161021 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 01 REBOOT $17.99 MAR
7 9 3.82 AUG160999 STAR WARS POE DAMERON TP VOL 01 BLACK SQUADRON $19.99 MAR
8 10 3.74 SEP161127 DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 01 WAY OF WEIRD $19.99 MAR
9 5 3.72 AUG160317 BATMAN HC VOL 10 EPILOGUE $22.99 DC
10 20 3.70 OCT160677 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 05 TRUE ATONEMENT (MR) $14.99 IMA
11 12 3.68 AUG160319 DARK KNIGHT RETURNS THE LAST CRUSADE DLX ED HC $17.99 DC
12 15 3.18 SEP161125 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS TP VOL 01 HAIL HYDRA $19.99 MAR
13 21 3.14 SEP161130 MS MARVEL TP VOL 06 CIVIL WAR II $17.99 MAR
14 22 3.09 SEP160347 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 08 DARKSEID WAR PART 2 $16.99 DC
15 149 3.00 MAR140768 NIGHT OF LIVING DEADPOOL TP $16.99 MAR
16 29 2.72 SEP161401 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 05 $14.99 BOO
17 25 2.63 SEP161126 PUNISHER TP VOL 01 ON ROAD $17.99 MAR
18 36 2.56 SEP161141 SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 02 WEAPON OF CHOICE $15.99 MAR
19 30 2.50 SEP161132 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 05 CIVIL WAR II $17.99 MAR
20 17 2.49 SEP160343 FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 01 $24.99 DC
21 179 2.41 DEC120744 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 MAR
22 211 2.38 JAN120754 VENOM BY RICK REMENDER TP VOL 01 $16.99 MAR
23 143 2.35 AUG160697 HABITAT TP (MR) $9.99 IMA
24 75 2.27 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
25 140 2.27 JUL151693 BLOODSHOT REBORN TP VOL 01 COLORADO $9.99 VAL
26 44 2.27 SEP160344 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR TP VOL 02 $14.99 DC
27 82 2.26 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
28 178 2.25 FEB098422 GARTH ENNIS DAN DARE OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 UK ED $19.99 DE
29 217 2.21 MAR130724 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY NOW $17.99 MAR
30 151 2.10 AUG162073 4001 AD TP $14.99 VAL
31 194 2.07 JUN141129 LEGENDS OF RED SONJA TP VOL 01 $19.99 DE
32 47 2.05 OCT160671 BEAUTY TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
33 28 2.04 SEP161295 ARCHIE TP VOL 02 $19.99 ARC
34 51 1.95 OCT160692 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 04 SASQUATCH $14.99 IMA
35 38 1.94 SEP160338 BATMAN AND ROBIN ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
36 62 1.93 OCT160673 BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 04 FAMILY HISTORY $12.99 IMA
37 52 1.91 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
38 46 1.90 AUG161334 STEVEN UNIVERSE & CRYSTAL GEMS TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
39 19 1.88 AUG160332 LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN HC $29.99 DC
40 112 1.85 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
41 34 1.84 JUN168462 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 03 $19.99 ONI
42 32 1.82 AUG160330 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE HC VOL 01 $22.99 DC
43 56 1.80 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
44 224 1.79 JUL100951 GEORGE RR MARTIN WILD CARDS HARD CALL HC (MR) $24.99 DE
45 31 1.79 AUG160995 STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION HC $24.99 MAR
46 59 1.79 OCT162019 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 10 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
47 252 1.68 JUL140728 MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 01 FROM DEAD $17.99 MAR
48 124 1.63 SEP160780 ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY GN (MR) $9.99 IMA
49 277 1.63 APR110721 DAREDEVIL YELLOW TP $19.99 MAR
50 55 1.62 SEP160341 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 04 FAMILY BUSINESS $16.99 DC
51 16 1.61 SEP161148 PUNISHER MAX TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 04 (MR) $39.99 MAR
52 86 1.60 OCT161673 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 20 $10.99 RAN
53 1 1.60 JUL160392 DC REBIRTH OMNIBUS HC $75.00 DC
54 49 1.54 SEP161124 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY NEW GUARD TP VOL 01 EMPEROR QUILL $19.99 MAR
54 48 1.54 SEP160353 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 05 APOKOLIPS NOW $19.99 DC
56 58 1.49 OCT161012 MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 02 COSMIC COOTIES $17.99 MAR
57 50 1.49 SEP161135 STAR WARS EPISODE IV TP NEW HOPE $19.99 MAR
58 283 1.47 JUL140735 ALL NEW GHOST RIDER TP VOL 01 ENGINES OF VENGEANCE $15.99 MAR
59 74 1.44 OCT161261 LADY MECHANIKA STEAMPUNK COLORING BOOK $12.99 BEN
60 61 1.43 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
61 310 1.43 JUN082443 SPIDER-MAN TP KRAVENS LAST HUNT $14.99 MAR
62 81 1.40 SEP161140 SILK TP VOL 02 NEGATIVE $15.99 MAR
63 66 1.38 AUG161005 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK TP VOL 02 CIVIL WAR II $17.99 MAR
64 70 1.38 SEP161129 ULTIMATES OMNIVERSAL TP VOL 02 CIVIL WAR II $17.99 MAR
65 87 1.36 SEP161138 GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL TP AVX $15.99 MAR
66 98 1.34 SEP160367 CLEAN ROOM TP VOL 02 EXILE (MR) $14.99 DC
67 4 1.33 JUN160951-M MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 18 $75.00 MAR
68 80 1.29 OCT160704 RUMBLE TP VOL 03 IMMORTAL COIL (MR) $16.99 IMA
69 317 1.24 JUL140726 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 PARKER LUCK $17.99 MAR
70 65 1.22 AUG160088 BTVS SEASON 10 TP VOL 06 OWN IT $18.99 DAR
71 73 1.22 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MAR
72 67 1.22 SEP160348 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
73 398 1.21 MAY110750 DEADPOOL TP VOL 06 I RULE YOU SUCK $15.99 MAR
74 24 1.21 OCT161017 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 01 CLONE WARS $39.99 MAR
75 96 1.20 JUL161349 BEE AND PUPPYCAT TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
76 37 1.19 JUN160949 STAR WARS KANAN OMNIBUS HC $34.99 MAR
77 27 1.17 SEP161147 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION GREAT RESPONSIBILITY TP $39.99 MAR
78 2 1.15 JUN160954 DEADPOOL BY POSEHN AND DUGGAN OMNIBUS HC $100.00 MAR
79 93 1.15 OCT161010 SPIDEY TP VOL 02 AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL $17.99 MAR
80 76 1.14 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
81 265 1.14 MAR082264 HULK WWH TP $24.99 MAR
82 104 1.13 SEP160356 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 04 DARK TRUTH $16.99 DC
83 77 1.13 SEP160339 BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 03 $19.99 DC
84 142 1.12 SEP160815 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMA
85 115 1.12 OCT161007 SPIDER-WOMAN TP VOL 02 SHIFTING GEARS CIVIL WAR II $15.99 MAR
86 110 1.11 SEP160355 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 08 TRUTH $16.99 DC
87 118 1.11 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
88 84 1.10 AUG161006 NEW AVENGERS AIM TP VOL 03 CIVIL WAR II $19.99 MAR
89 106 1.09 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 IDW
90 105 1.09 SEP161137 PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT TP VOL 02 DONT STOP ME-OW $17.99 MAR
91 123 1.08 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
92 126 1.08 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
93 113 1.08 SEP161131 UNCANNY INHUMANS TP VOL 03 CIVIL WAR II $16.99 MAR
94 111 1.07 SEP160349 TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE NEW EDITION TP $16.99 DC
95 33 1.06 SEP161146 X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION LONELY ARE HUNTED TP $39.99 MAR
96 41 1.05 SEP161150 VENOM SEPARATION ANXIETY TP NEW PTG $34.99 MAR
97 91 1.04 OCT161020 AVENGERS ENDLESS WARTIME TP $19.99 MAR
98 39 1.04 SEP160340 52 TP VOL 02 $34.99 DC
99 134 1.03 JUN160722 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 26 CALL TO ARMS (MR) $14.99 IMA
100 18 1.01 JUL160615 JACK KIRBY PENCILS & INKS HC $49.99 IDW

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