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Top 100 Graphic Novels: April 2016

Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette's Wonder Woman: Earth One original graphic novel from DC Entertainment was April's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten from DC Entertainment was Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition at #9.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Star Wars: Vader Down at #2. Also in the top ten were Thanos: The Infinity Finale at #5, Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Civil War at #6, and Deadpool World's Greatest Volume 1: A Millionaire with a Mouth at #7.

Image Comics had three titles in the top ten — Kurtis Weibe's Rat Queens Volume 3: Demons at #3, Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After at #4, and Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's Black Magick Volume 1: Awakening at #10.

Rounding out the top ten, Oni Press' Rick & Morty Volume 2 ranked #10.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 15.89 DEC150215 WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01 $22.99 DC
2 2 7.62 JAN160962 STAR WARS TP VADER DOWN $19.99 MAR
3 9 6.71 JAN160696 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03 DEMONS (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 23 6.66 JAN160644-M I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR) $9.99 IMA
5 3 6.01 DEC150873 THANOS INFINITY FINALE OGN HC $24.99 MAR
6 4 5.94 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
7 16 4.91 JAN160939 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 01 MILLIONAIRE WITH MOUTH $15.99 MAR
8 35 4.76 JAN160635-M BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 01 AWAKENING PART ONE (MR) $9.99 IMA
9 18 3.95 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
10 13 3.91 FEB161683-M RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02 $19.99 ONI
11 22 3.60 JAN160933 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 WORLDWIDE $18.99 MAR
12 28 3.57 OCT150539 MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 06 $14.99 IMA
13 24 3.55 JAN160938 DEADPOOL AND CABLE TP SPLIT SECOND $16.99 MAR
14 6 3.50 OCT150961-M CIVIL WAR HC $34.99 MAR
15 32 3.38 DEC150677 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 25 NO TURNING BACK (MR) $14.99 IMA
16 17 3.34 DEC150314 BATMAN EUROPA HC $22.99 DC
17 19 3.28 DEC150071 HELLBOY IN MEXICO TP $19.99 DAR
18 65 3.22 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
19 70 3.19 JAN160948 COLOR YOUR OWN CIVIL WAR TP $9.99 MAR
20 38 3.00 FEB160960 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 01 X-HAVEN $15.99 MAR
21 26 2.94 JAN160931 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS TP VOL 01 MAGNIFICENT SEVEN $19.99 MAR
22 67 2.90 MAR161871 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
23 21 2.81 FEB160948 DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 01 WAY OF WEIRD $24.99 MAR
24 46 2.76 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
25 48 2.57 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
26 52 2.54 JAN160691 NAILBITER TP VOL 04 BLOOD LUST (MR) $14.99 IMA
27 132 2.44 FEB160836 AMADEUS CHO GENIUS AT WORK TP $7.99 MAR
28 15 2.40 JAN160319 ELSEWORLDS BATMAN TP VOL 01 $34.99 DC
29 47 2.38 OCT151205 STEVEN UNIVERSE ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL $14.99 BOO
30 36 2.37 JAN160327 FLASH BY GRANT MORRISON AND MARK MILLAR TP $19.99 DC
31 54 2.35 FEB160965 CARNAGE TP VOL 01 ONE THAT GOT AWAY $15.99 MAR
32 20 2.30 DEC150327 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARSKEID WAR POWER OF THE GODS HC $29.99 DC
33 41 2.30 JAN160935 UNCANNY AVENGERS UNITY TP VOL 01 LOST FUTURE $19.99 MAR
34 50 2.27 JAN160330 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
35 27 2.25 FEB161202 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES $19.99 BEN
36 78 2.19 FEB161617 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 18 $10.99 RAN
37 29 2.15 DEC150335 ROBIN WAR HC $24.99 DC
38 45 2.10 JAN160324 SUPERMAN EMPEROR JOKER TP (RES) $19.99 DC
39 117 2.10 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
40 31 2.09 JAN160322 DC COMICS DARK HORSE ALIENS TP $24.99 DC
41 260 2.08 MAR110803 ESSENTIAL X-MEN TP VOL 08 NEW ED $19.99 MAR
42 57 2.01 JAN160932 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON TP VOL 01 NOT MY CAP AMERICA $17.99 MAR
43 75 1.96 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
44 53 1.94 NOV150279-M BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
45 486 1.92 SEP052010 ESSENTIAL X-MEN TP VOL 02 $16.99 MAR
46 14 1.92 FEB160652-M WICKED & DIVINE HC VOL 01 YEAR ONE $44.99 IMA
47 39 1.89 JAN160325 BATMAN ADVENTURES TP VOL 04 $24.99 DC
48 374 1.88 OCT082541 ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE TP VOL 05 $16.99 MAR
49 44 1.86 DEC150337 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR HC VOL 01 $22.99 DC
50 323 1.86 FEB110688 ESSENTIAL THOR TP VOL 05 $19.99 MAR
51 73 1.83 JAN160315 SUPERMAN THE MEN OF TOMORROW TP $16.99 DC
52 42 1.82 JAN160922 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01 REBOOT $24.99 MAR
53 84 1.81 DEC150079 HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 02 TWICE TOLD $14.99 DAR
54 58 1.81 FEB160966 ASTONISHING ANT-MAN TP VOL 01 EVERYBODY LOVES TEAM-UPS $19.99 MAR
55 56 1.80 JAN160335 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 03 ROGUES $19.99 DC
56 290 1.78 FEB110689 ESSENTIAL X-MEN TP VOL 05 NEW ED $19.99 MAR
57 96 1.76 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
58 77 1.76 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
59 313 1.74 APR110738 ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 10 $19.99 MAR
60 92 1.72 JAN160940 MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS TP $15.99 MAR
61 101 1.72 FEB160969 PUNISHER BORN TP NEW PTG (MR) $14.99 MAR
62 94 1.72 JAN160941 MARVELS CAPTAIN AMERICA TP CIVIL WAR PRELUDE $15.99 MAR
63 62 1.71 JAN160936 NEW AVENGERS AIM TP VOL 01 EVERYTHING IS NEW $19.99 MAR
64 83 1.70 JAN160317 GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 06 THE LIFE EQUATION $16.99 DC
65 105 1.69 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
66 100 1.68 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
67 97 1.68 FEB160964 SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 03 SMACK TO FUTURE $15.99 MAR
68 69 1.59 JAN160333 NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 LOVE AND BULLETS $19.99 DC
69 454 1.59 NOV062377 ESSENTIAL GHOST RIDER TP VOL 02 $16.99 MAR
70 99 1.55 JAN161218 GIANT DAYS TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
71 33 1.52 JAN160960 BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST TP VOL 03 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MAR
72 74 1.52 MAR130303 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
73 95 1.51 DEC150083 GOON TP VOL 15 ONCE UPON A HARD TIME $16.99 DAR
74 102 1.50 JAN160316 GREEN LANTERN CORPS THE LOST ARMY TP $16.99 DC
75 60 1.50 NOV150284 SUPERMAN HC VOL 01 BEFORE TRUTH $22.99 DC
76 64 1.50 FEB160397 JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS TP VOL 02 $19.99 IDW
77 80 1.48 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
78 79 1.46 FEB160338 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER TP VOL 06 $17.99 IDW
79 87 1.44 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MAR
80 322 1.44 AUG120741 ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE TP VOL 06 $19.99 MAR
81 59 1.42 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
82 118 1.40 OCT150604 BLOOD STAIN TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 IMA
83 85 1.39 DEC150147 I AM A HERO OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
84 61 1.39 JAN160923 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PREM HC VOL 01 EMPEROR QUILL $24.99 MAR
85 120 1.38 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
86 40 1.38 OCT150966 MS MARVEL HC VOL 02 $34.99 MAR
87 98 1.37 DEC150056 ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST TP VOL 02 $17.99 DAR
88 119 1.37 AUG151755 KILL LA KILL GN VOL 02 (OF 3) $12.99 UDO
89 186 1.35 JAN160652 TOKYO GHOST TP VOL 01 ATOMIC GARDEN (MR) $9.99 IMA
90 12 1.28 OCT150964-M MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA HC VOL 08 $75.00 MAR
91 103 1.27 JAN160326 BLACK LIGHTNING TP $19.99 DC
92 420 1.26 OCT072194 ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 03 $16.99 MAR
92 135 1.26 JAN160332 MORTAL KOMBAT X TP VOL 03 BLOOD ISLAND (MR) $14.99 DC
94 107 1.24 JAN160937 CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS TP VOL 01 BATTLEWORLD $19.99 MAR
95 137 1.24 APR120250 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52) $14.99 DC
96 124 1.22 JAN160328 GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT TP VOL 02 REST IN PEACE $16.99 DC
97 34 1.22 DEC150061 ALIENS 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL COMICS SERIES HC $39.99 DAR
98 8 1.20 OCT150968 DAREDEVIL BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS COMPANION HC NEW PTG $100.00 MAR
99 427 1.19 JUL100717 ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
100 195 1.18 MAR161869 ONE PIECE GN VOL 78 $9.99 VIZ

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