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Top 100 Graphic Novels: February 2016

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked and the Divine Volume 3 from Image Comics was February's best-selling graphic novel.

Image Comics had, in total, four titles among the top ten, including Stejpan Sejic's Sunstone Volume 4 at #6, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' The Fade-Out Volume 3 at #8, and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 5 at #10.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten; Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto's Star Wars: Chewbacca at #2 and Amazing Spider-Man: Edge of Spider-Verse at #9.

Noelle Stevenson and Carolyn Nowak's Lumberjanes Volume 3 from BOOM! Studios ranked #3 for the month and was

Rounding out the top ten, DC Entertainment had three titles place — Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns ranked #4, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm's Batman: Harley and Ivy Deluxe Edition ranked #5, and New Suicide Squad Volume 2: Monsters ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's Godzilla in Hell was their top book in February at #43. Finally, Dark Horse Comics' top book was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Volume 4: Old Demons at #53.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 7.29 NOV150702 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 9 4.51 NOV150951 STAR WARS TP CHEWBACCA $16.99 MAR
3 12 4.07 NOV151165 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
4 11 3.76 NOV150279-M BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
5 5 3.60 OCT150255 BATMAN HARLEY AND IVY DELUXE ED HC $24.99 DC
6 22 3.57 OCT150579 SUNSTONE OGN VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
7 24 3.43 NOV150280 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 02 MONSTERS $14.99 DC
8 36 3.25 DEC150644 FADE OUT TP VOL 03 (MR) $12.99 IMA
9 102 3.06 FEB150860 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE TP $15.99 MAR
10 32 3.03 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
11 71 2.95 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
12 110 2.93 MAY131214 STUMPTOWN HC VOL 02 (MR) $29.99 ONI
13 120 2.92 JUN151220 ALICE COOPER HC VOL 01 WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE $24.99 DE
14 112 2.92 DEC051753 PUT THE BOOK BACK ON SHELF BELLE & SEBASTIAN ANTHOLOGY GN $19.99 IMA
15 25 2.90 NOV150268 BATGIRL TP VOL 02 FAMILY BUSINESS $16.99 DC
16 29 2.79 NOV150668 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 22 $16.99 IMA
17 40 2.71 NOV150682 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
18 43 2.60 NOV150263 CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER TP VOL 01 GOING DOWN $14.99 DC
19 6 2.51 NOV150949 DEADPOOL FIRSTS TP $34.99 MAR
20 46 2.49 NOV150272 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 02 GODKILLER $14.99 DC
21 47 2.48 NOV150270 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
22 31 2.44 OCT151564-M INVADER ZIM TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
23 41 2.41 NOV150938 CIVIL WAR WARZONES TP $16.99 MAR
24 14 2.27 NOV150924 CAPTAIN AMERICA HC WHITE $29.99 MAR
25 1 2.25 AUG150897-M UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $125.00 MAR
26 97 2.20 NOV150959 MARVEL UNIVERSE DEADPOOL AND WOLVERINE DIGEST TP $9.99 MAR
27 23 2.11 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
28 37 2.09 NOV150300 Y THE LAST MAN TP BOOK 04 (MR) $19.99 DC
29 42 2.01 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MAR
30 10 1.97 DEC150903 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 15 ALL REST $34.99 MAR
31 75 1.94 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
32 28 1.93 OCT150258 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE HC VOL 02 $24.99 DC
33 68 1.92 DEC151396 AMULET SC VOL 07 FIRELIGHT $12.99 SCH
34 78 1.83 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
35 67 1.83 OCT151450 LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 08 $14.99 FAN
36 20 1.79 SEP140918 HOWARD DUCK OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
37 80 1.75 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
38 18 1.74 NOV150952 PUNISHER VS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $34.99 MAR
39 7 1.73 NOV158350-M BLACK SCIENCE PREMIERE HC BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ENTROPY $49.99 IMA
40 54 1.70 NOV150283 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
40 8 1.70 DEC150890 SPIDER-VERSE TP $50.00 MAR
42 73 1.70 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
43 48 1.65 DEC150442 GODZILLA IN HELL TP $19.99 IDW
44 87 1.63 NOV150265 MIDNIGHTER TP VOL 01 OUT $14.99 DC
45 49 1.61 OCT150274 AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 08 (MR) $22.99 DC
46 89 1.59 NOV150264 MARTIAN MANHUNTER TP VOL 01 THE EPIPHANY $14.99 DC
47 86 1.57 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
48 124 1.56 SEP150490 HAUNTED HORROR PRE-CODE COVER COLORING BOOK TP VOL 01 $9.99 IDW
49 66 1.56 DEC150888 ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01 HYDRA ASCENDANT $19.99 MAR
50 16 1.56 DEC150885 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY AND X-MEN TP BLACK VORTEX $39.99 MAR
51 70 1.55 MAY150811 STAR WARS TP VOL 01 SKYWALKER STRIKES $19.99 MAR
52 94 1.54 NOV150288 SECRET SIX TP VOL 01 FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES $14.99 DC
53 69 1.52 OCT150067 BTVS SEASON 10 TP VOL 04 OLD DEMONS $18.99 DAR
54 81 1.51 DEC150654 RUMBLE TP VOL 02 A WOE THAT IS MADNESS (MR) $16.99 IMA
55 95 1.50 NOV150266 PREZ TP VOL 01 CORNDOG IN CHIEF $14.99 DC
56 98 1.44 NOV150275 CATWOMAN TP VOL 07 INHERITANCE $14.99 DC
57 100 1.44 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
58 103 1.44 DEC151688 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 05 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
59 99 1.43 NOV150274 BIZARRO TP $14.99 DC
60 74 1.43 NOV150278-M IDENTITY CRISIS TP $19.99 DC
61 62 1.41 OCT150246 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT HC VOL 02 $22.99 DC
62 77 1.41 OCT150987 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 02 SHADOWS AND SECRETS $19.99 MAR
63 13 1.41 AUG150896 SUPERIOR FOES SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC $49.99 MAR
64 79 1.39 NOV150947 AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT TP VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
65 76 1.39 NOV150276 BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
66 135 1.37 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
67 64 1.36 OCT150256 JLA GODS AND MONSTERS HC $22.99 DC
68 61 1.34 NOV150935 GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX HC $24.99 MAR
69 144 1.33 OCT151567 KAIJUMAX TP VOL 01 $9.99 ONI
70 111 1.33 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
71 35 1.30 JUL140714 CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
72 4 1.29 AUG150889-M MMW DAREDEVIL HC VOL 10 $75.00 MAR
73 34 1.29 AUG150894 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID HC VOL 04 $34.99 MAR
74 26 1.27 NOV150957 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLL TP RETURN OF SINISTER SIX $39.99 MAR
75 84 1.25 NOV150277 BATMAN ARKHAM SCARECROW TP $19.99 DC
76 38 1.23 AUG150895 UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
77 180 1.22 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
78 2 1.22 AUG150891-M MMW CHAMPIONS HC VOL 01 $100.00 MAR
79 176 1.21 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
80 105 1.20 NOV150286 SINESTRO TP VOL 03 $16.99 DC
81 114 1.20 NOV150936 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA TP $15.99 MAR
82 108 1.19 DEC150883 SIEGE BATTLEWORLD TP $16.99 MAR
82 92 1.19 OCT150986 STAR WARS TP VOL 02 SHOWDOWN ON THE SMUGGLERS MOON $19.99 MAR
84 132 1.14 APR120250 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52) $14.99 DC
85 44 1.14 NOV150955 X-MEN GAMBIT TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
86 45 1.13 JUN140715 MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY OMNIBUS HC $99.99 MAR
87 15 1.12 APR110674 DARK TOWER OMNIBUS HC SLIPCASE SET $150.00 MAR
88 165 1.12 NOV151742 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
89 60 1.11 FEB082311 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 01 $29.99 MAR
89 117 1.11 AUG150915 STAR WARS TP JOURNEY TO SW FORCE AWAKENS SHATTER EMPIRE $16.99 MAR
91 131 1.11 NOV150273 BAT MITE TP $14.99 DC
92 17 1.10 APR140763 OZ OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
93 194 1.10 NOV150960 MARVEL UNIVERSE CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR DIGEST TP $9.99 MAR
94 127 1.08 NOV150943 E IS FOR EXTINCTION WARZONES TP $15.99 MAR
95 51 1.07 APR130732 DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
96 123 1.06 SEP151352 ZAP COMIX #16 $14.99 FAN
97 130 1.06 NOV150942 X-TINCTION AGENDA WARZONES TP $15.99 MAR
98 104 1.05 OCT150282 KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND VINAMARAMA DELUXE ED HC (MR) $19.99 DC
99 63 1.04 NOV150304 DOOM PATROL TP BOOK 01 (MR) $29.99 DC
100 160 1.04 NOV150939 RED SKULL TP $12.99 MAR

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