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Top 100 Graphic Novels: September 2016

Rick Grimes prepares for battle against the Whisperers in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call to Arms from Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of September.

Also in the top ten for Image was Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber's The Fix Volume 1 at #5.

DC Entertainment had six titles in the top ten, led by Jill Thompson's original graphic novel, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, at #2. Also in the top ten were Batman Volume 8: Superheavy at #3, Batman Volume 9: Bloom at #4, Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition at #8, Justice League Volume 7: The Darkseid War Part 1 at #9, and Harley Quinn Volume 4: A Call to Arms at #10.

Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 13: North and South Part 1 ranked #6.

Finally, Marvel Comics' Secret Wars ranked #7.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 15.08 JUN160722 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 26 CALL TO ARMS (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 3 5.04 MAY160281 WONDER WOMAN THE TRUE AMAZON HC $22.99 DC
3 9 4.49 JUN160332 BATMAN TP VOL 08 SUPERHEAVY $16.99 DC
4 6 3.49 MAY160304 BATMAN HC VOL 09 BLOOM $24.99 DC
5 35 3.33 JUN160686-M FIX TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
6 28 3.31 MAY160022 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 13 NORTH SOUTH PART 1 $10.99 DAR
7 4 3.25 JUN160958 SECRET WARS TP $34.99 MAR
8 23 3.02 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
9 15 2.98 JUN160346 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 07 DARKSEID WAR PART 1 $16.99 DC
10 16 2.95 JUN160344 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 04 A CALL TO ARMS $16.99 DC
11 22 2.94 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
12 21 2.81 JUN160955 SPIDER-MAN MILES MORALES TP VOL 01 $15.99 MAR
13 11 2.54 MAY160312 JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 08 DARKSEID WAR PART 2 $24.99 DC
14 44 2.52 JUL162091 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ
15 55 2.48 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
16 8 2.34 MAR160910-M STAR WARS HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
17 27 2.29 JUN160347 POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH TP $16.99 DC
18 14 2.14 MAY160311 HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 05 THE JOKERS LAST LAUGH $24.99 DC
19 36 2.11 APR160837 VELVET TP VOL 03 MAN WHO STOLE THE WORLD (MR) $14.99 IMA
20 75 2.07 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
21 87 2.00 JUN160960 COLOR YOUR OWN WOMEN OF POWER TP $9.99 MAR
22 88 1.96 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
23 2 1.87 MAR160921-M DOCTOR STRANGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $75.00 MAR
24 42 1.82 JUN160967 DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 02 SUPERSONIC $15.99 MAR
25 25 1.81 MAY161680 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 ONI
26 32 1.80 JUN160361 TITANS HUNT TP $19.99 DC
27 46 1.76 JUN160961 POWER MAN AND IRON FIST TP VOL 01 BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN $15.99 MAR
28 54 1.71 JUN160706 CRIMINAL TP VOL 07 WRONG TIME WRONG PLACE (MR) $14.99 IMA
29 29 1.70 JUN161226 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 01 $19.99 BOO
30 38 1.56 JUL161083 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS TP VOL 02 FAMILY BUSINESS $19.99 MAR
31 63 1.55 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
32 52 1.52 JUN160363 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 08 TWIST OF FATE $16.99 DC
33 68 1.51 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
34 39 1.51 JUN160331 BATMAN ARKHAM POISON IVY TP $19.99 DC
35 60 1.49 MAY160020 ANGEL CATBIRD HC VOL 01 $14.99 DAR
36 41 1.45 JUL160568 BLOOM COUNTY EPISODE XI A NEW HOPE TP $17.99 IDW
37 56 1.44 JUN160349 ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL TP $16.99 DC
38 151 1.43 JUL160964 CAPTAIN AMERICA SERPENTS UNITE TP $7.99 MAR
39 58 1.42 JUN160348 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN TP VOL 01 YEAR OF BLOOD $16.99 DC
40 92 1.40 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
41 17 1.38 JUL161089 BLACK PANTHER EPIC COLLECTION TP PANTHERS RAGE $34.99 MAR
42 69 1.37 JUN160350 COLORING DC SUPERGIRL TP $15.99 DC
43 79 1.36 MAY160702 REVIVAL TP VOL 07 FORWARD (MR) $14.99 IMA
44 64 1.35 JUN160335 CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER TP VOL 02 THE ART OF THE DEAL $16.99 DC
45 96 1.34 JUN161552 RAINA TELGEMEIER GHOSTS GN $10.99 SCH
46 105 1.31 JUL160801 GRIZZLYSHARK TP VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 IMA
47 57 1.31 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
48 225 1.29 JUL162122 POKEMON OMEGA RUBY ALPHA SAPPHIRE GN VOL 01 $4.99 VIZ
49 82 1.28 MAY160108 HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 03 SNAKE DOCTOR $14.99 DAR
50 93 1.24 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
51 12 1.22 APR160382 BATMAN BY SCOTT SNYDER & GREG CAPULLO BOX SET $49.99 DC
52 76 1.22 JUN160356 SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 BEFORE TRUTH $16.99 DC
53 72 1.22 JUN160966 UNCANNY AVENGERS UNITY TP VOL 02 MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH $17.99 MAR
54 53 1.21 APR160380 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HC $24.99 DC
55 140 1.20 MAR160652 VIOLENT TP VOL 01 BLOOD LIKE TAR (MR) $9.99 IMA
56 85 1.19 APR169047 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 04 $14.99 BOO
57 50 1.19 APR161375 OVER THE GARDEN WALL TP MINISERIES $19.99 BOO
58 97 1.19 JUN160334 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS TP $14.99 DC
59 66 1.17 MAY160927 SILVER SURFER TP  VOL 04 CITIZEN OF EARTH $19.99 MAR
60 107 1.17 NOV150279-M BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
61 95 1.16 JUN160963 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK TP SPIDERFLY EFFECT $15.99 MAR
62 19 1.15 JUL161074 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 01 LEGACY $39.99 MAR
63 20 1.15 JUN160979 PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL BY CARL POTTS AND JIM LEE TP $39.99 MAR
64 59 1.15 MAY160104 BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 14 THE EXORCIST $19.99 DAR
65 108 1.15 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
66 80 1.13 JUN160341 GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 07 RENEGADE $17.99 DC
67 123 1.13 JUN160408 MARCH GN BOOK 03 $19.99 IDW
68 155 1.12 APR160322 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 01 FINALS CRISIS $9.99 DC
69 102 1.11 JUN160965 ASTONISHING ANT-MAN TP VOL 02 SMALL TIME CRIMINAL $15.99 MAR
70 31 1.08 MAR160920 THOR BY JASON AARON AND RUSSELL DAUTERMAN HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
71 51 1.07 JUN160950 HAUNTED MANSION HC $24.99 MAR
72 37 1.06 JUN160972 DOCTOR STRANGE AND SECRET DEFENDERS TP $29.99 MAR
73 112 1.06 JUL160811 KILL 6 BILLION DEMONS TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 IMA
74 74 1.05 JUN160984 X-MEN ORIGINS TP GAMBIT $19.99 MAR
75 78 1.05 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
76 114 1.05 JUN160330 BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 02 CITY OF YESTERDAY $14.99 DC
77 81 1.04 JUL161082 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON TP VOL 02 STANDOFF $19.99 MAR
78 33 1.03 JUN160962 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT TP VOL 00 BITE AND BARK $34.99 MAR
79 40 1.02 MAY160342 FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 13 (MR) $29.99 DC
80 83 1.02 JUN160340 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 06 LAST ACTION HERO $19.99 DC
81 118 1.01 MAY160680 MIRROR THE MOUNTAIN TP $14.99 IMA
82 104 1.01 JUN160358 SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED KATANA TP $16.99 DC
83 26 1.00 MAY160330 WONDER WOMAN A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC $39.99 DC
84 120 1.00 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
85 274 0.98 JUL161679 HUMANOIDS PRESENTS JODOVERSE $4.99 HUM
86 10 0.97 MAR160925-M MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 18 $75.00 MAR
87 113 0.97 OCT138324 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 DC
88 30 0.94 JUN160977 CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION TP COMING OF FALCON $39.99 MAR
89 61 0.94 MAY160327 WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 09 RESURRECTION $24.99 DC
90 67 0.93 MAY160920 STAR WARS EPISODE II ATTACK OF CLONES HC $24.99 MAR
91 94 0.92 MAY160303 BATMAN 66 MEETS THE MAN FROM UNCLE HC $19.99 DC
92 98 0.90 JUL160638 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER TP VOL 07 $17.99 IDW
93 129 0.89 MAY160124 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 10 (MR) $13.99 DAR
94 70 0.89 MAY160316 OMEGA MEN THE END IS HERE TP $24.99 DC
95 99 0.89 JUN160377 SURVIVORS CLUB TP (MR) $19.99 DC
96 121 0.89 JUL162084 DIVINITY II TP $14.99 VAL
97 122 0.89 JUN160956 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MAR
98 192 0.88 JUL161072 MARVEL UNIVERSE DOCTOR STRANGE DIGEST TP $9.99 MAR
99 101 0.88 MAR130303 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
100 124 0.86 JUN161258 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 08 PRESIDENT BUBBLEGUM $14.99 BOO

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