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Top 100 Graphic Novels: September 2015

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 5, the latest volume of their Hugo Award-winning series from Image Comics, was the best-selling graphic novel for September.

In total, Image Comics had four books in the top ten. Also at the top of the charts in the September were Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender Volume 1 at #2, Mark Millar and Sean Murphy's Chrononauts Volume 1 at #4, and Vaughan and Staples' Saga Volume 1 at #10.

DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman Volume 7: Endgame at #4. Also in the top ten were Batman Volume 6: Graveyard Shift at #5, Mad Max: Fury Road at #7, Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition at #8, and The Joker: Endgame at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru's Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 10: Smoke and Mirrors Part 1 at #6.

Among the premier publishers, Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Civil War was Marvel Comics' best-selling graphic novel and ranked #11 for the month. Finally, IDW Publishing's Orphan Black Volume 1, written by the writers of the hit BBC America series, was the publisher's best-selling graphic novel in September at #43.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2015

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 25.69 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 8 7.82 JUL150554-M DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 IMA
3 2 6.86 MAY150231 BATMAN HC VOL 07 ENDGAME $24.99 DC
4 15 6.15 MAY150488-M CHRONONAUTS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
5 5 5.62 JUN150290 BATMAN TP VOL 06 GRAVEYARD SHIFT (N52) $16.99 DC
6 17 4.84 MAY150050 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 10 SMOKE & SHADOW PART 1 $10.99 DAR
7 10 4.80 MAY150271 MAD MAX FURY ROAD TP (MR) $14.99 DC
8 16 4.45 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
9 3 4.26 MAY150232 JOKER ENDGAME HC $29.99 DC
10 33 4.09 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
11 6 3.87 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
12 22 3.82 JUL150589 FADE OUT TP VOL 02 (MR) $12.99 IMA
13 4 3.07 JUL150644 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 12 (MR) $34.99 IMA
14 37 3.03 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
15 30 2.91 JUN150293 FLASH TP VOL 05 HISTORY LESSONS (N52) $14.99 DC
16 29 2.89 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
17 60 2.89 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
18 19 2.87 MAY150093 LADY KILLER TP $17.99 DAR
19 49 2.71 JUL150552 BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMA
20 11 2.69 MAY150258 FREE COUNTRY A TALE OF THE CHILDRENS CRUSADE HC (MR) $24.99 DC
21 34 2.66 JUN150295 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 06 BONES (N52) $14.99 DC
22 108 2.65 JUL140729 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 HIGHER FURTHER FASTER MORE $17.99 MAR
23 36 2.61 JUL150534 NAILBITER TP VOL 03 BLOOD IN THE WATER (MR) $14.99 IMA
24 14 2.52 JUN150831 JESSICA JONES TP VOL 01 ALIAS (MR) $24.99 MAR
25 32 2.51 JUL150836 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 05 SPIRAL $16.99 MAR
26 38 2.32 JUL150828 HOWARD THE DUCK TP VOL 00 WHAT THE DUCK $16.99 MAR
27 25 2.29 JUN150297 FLASH SEASON ZERO TP $19.99 DC
28 53 2.27 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
29 54 2.26 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
30 27 2.24 JUN150292 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 TRIAL BY FIRE NEW ED $19.99 DC
31 187 2.23 JAN131306 X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 02 ENTER NINJAK $14.99 VAL
32 31 2.21 JUN150826 AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT TP VOL 01 $19.99 MAR
33 81 2.19 MAY150073 ALIENS SALVATION HC $10.99 DAR
33 12 2.19 JUL150641-M SOUTHERN BASTARDS HC VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 IMA
35 333 2.19 JAN120730 DAREDEVIL SEASON ONE PREM HC WITH DIG CDE $24.99 MAR
36 20 2.18 JUL150829 BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 03 LAST DAYS $24.99 MAR
37 195 2.17 AUG080185 SUPERMAN BATMAN VENGEANCE TP $12.99 DC
38 9 2.12 JUL150843 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 13 DEADPOOL TEAM UP $34.99 MAR
39 13 2.12 JUN150294 NEW 52 FUTURES END TP VOL 03 $29.99 DC
40 68 2.09 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
41 64 2.09 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
42 106 2.07 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
43 26 2.05 JUL150466 ORPHAN BLACK TP VOL 01 $19.99 IDW
44 102 1.94 AUG151802 NARUTO GN VOL 72 $9.99 VIZ
45 62 1.89 FEB151172 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
45 61 1.89 MAY151112 STEVEN UNIVERSE TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
47 43 1.84 JUN150324 Y THE LAST MAN TP BOOK 03 (MR) $19.99 DC
48 28 1.79 MAY150250 WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 07 WAR TORN $24.99 DC
49 70 1.77 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
50 71 1.75 JUL150838 MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 03 IN NIGHT $16.99 MAR
51 79 1.74 APR150619 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 02 FANDEMONIUM (MR) $14.99 IMA
52 78 1.73 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
53 82 1.73 JUN150823 A-FORCE PRESENTS TP VOL 01 $14.99 MAR
54 45 1.72 MAY150083 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 11 FLESH AND STONE $19.99 DAR
55 40 1.71 JUL151003 CROSSED PLUS 100 TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 AVA
56 123 1.69 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
57 69 1.68 JUL150830 LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 03 LAST DAYS $17.99 MAR
58 59 1.62 JUN150296 ARROW SEASON 2.5 TP $19.99 DC
59 83 1.61 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
60 35 1.61 JUL150831 PUNISHER TP VOL 03 LAST DAYS $24.99 MAR
61 66 1.60 JUN150304 NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 03 $19.99 DC
62 92 1.59 APR120250 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52) $14.99 DC
62 24 1.59 FEB082311 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 01 $29.99 MAR
64 65 1.58 MAY150090 BTVS SEASON 10 TP VOL 03 LOVE DARES YOU $18.99 DAR
64 67 1.58 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
66 90 1.55 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
67 89 1.54 JUN150590 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 24 LIFE AND DEATH (MR) $14.99 IMA
68 42 1.53 JUL151294 STEP ASIDE POPS HARK A VAGRANT COLLECTION HC (MR) $19.95 DRA
69 143 1.49 MAR150524 WYTCHES TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
70 21 1.46 MAY150237 GREEN LANTERN NEW GODS GODHEAD HC $34.99 DC
71 151 1.46 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
72 104 1.45 AUG151816 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 03 $12.99 VIZ
73 130 1.45 AUG151810 YU GI OH 5DS GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
74 50 1.45 JUN150817 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PREM HC VOL 05 THROUGH LOOKING GLASS $24.99 MAR
75 153 1.44 JUL150631 MATERIAL TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
76 152 1.44 JUL150593 NO MERCY TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
77 91 1.39 JUN150298 BATMAN BEYOND 2.0 TP VOL 03 MARK OF THE PHANTASM $16.99 DC
78 115 1.37 MAY150081 HELLBOY 100 PROJECT TP $12.99 DAR
79 137 1.36 JUL151713 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ
80 144 1.34 JUL151693 BLOODSHOT REBORN TP VOL 01 COLORADO $9.99 VAL
81 109 1.34 SEP140647 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 02 FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N'RYGOTH (MR) $14.99 IMA
82 107 1.33 FEB150545 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 23 WHISPERS INTO SCREAMS $14.99 IMA
83 57 1.33 JUL150833 SHIELD BY LEE AND KIRBY COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $24.99 MAR
84 58 1.32 MAY150517 LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME HC (MR) $24.99 IMA
85 174 1.31 JUL150628 EMPTY TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
86 101 1.29 JAN150369 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 HOT IN THE CITY (N52) $16.99 DC
87 114 1.29 MAY150106 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 06 (MR) $13.99 DAR
88 183 1.27 DEC140670 LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE (MR) $9.99 IMA
89 289 1.27 DEC148636 BATGIRL TP VOL 01 THE BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE (N52) $14.99 DC
90 23 1.25 MAY150233 BATMAN NOIR HUSH HC $39.99 DC
91 46 1.23 MAY150269 SWEET TOOTH DELUXE ED HC BOOK 01 (MR) $29.99 DC
92 160 1.23 JUL151694 NINJAK TP VOL 01 WEAPONEER $9.99 VAL
93 147 1.21 JUL151418 NEIL GAIMAN GRAVEYARD BOOK GN VOL 01 $9.99 HAR
94 51 1.20 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
95 72 1.20 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
96 75 1.17 JUN150816 SUPERIOR IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 02 STARK CONTRAST $24.99 MAR
97 111 1.15 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
98 18 1.15 MAY150248 SWAMP THING BY SCOTT SNYDER DLX ED HC $49.99 DC
99 97 1.14 JUN150834 DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE HOUSE OF CARDS TP (MR) $19.99 MAR
100 76 1.14 JUL110251 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC

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