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Top 100 Graphic Novels: August 2018

Dark Horse Comics' The Legend of Korra Volume 3Continuing Nickelodeon's animated series The Legend of Korra, Dark Horse Comics' The Legend of Korra Volume 3: Turf Wars Part 3 was August's best-selling graphic novel.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten, led by Shea Fontana, Marcelo DiChiara, and Agnes Grabowski's DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle at #2. The Flash Volume 1: Lightning Strikes Twice, the first volume of Rebirth's Flash adventures, returned to the top ranks at #7.

Image Comics had five titles in the top ten. Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's Each of West Volume 8 ranked #3. Other titles include Rat Queens Volume 8: Colossal Magic Nothing at #5, Kill or Be Killed Volume 4 at #8, Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland Volume 4 at #9, and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals Volume 5: Five-Fingered Discount at #10.

Marvel Comics had two titles among the top ten, led by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's Black Panther Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet at #4, followed by Spider-Man/Deadpool Volume 1: Isn't It Bromantic? at #5.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2018

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RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 23 5.36 FEB180062 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 03 TURF WARS PT 3 $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
2 38 4.46 FEB180156 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS OUT OF THE BOTTLE TP $9.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
3 12 4.42 JUN180144 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 08 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
4 6 4.34 JUN160956 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MARVEL COMICS
5 5 4.30 MAY160926 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 ISNT IT BROMANTIC $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
6 16 3.95 MAY180229 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 05 COLOSSAL MAGIC NOTHING (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
7 7 3.94 OCT160292 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (REBIRTH) $17.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
8 19 3.70 JUN180190 KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 04 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
9 18 3.69 JUN180176 I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 04 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
10 22 3.65 JUN180239 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 05 FIVE-FINGERED DISCOUNT (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
11 27 3.31 MAY180960 STAR WARS TP VOL 08 MUTINY AT MON CALA $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
12 10 3.21 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
13 26 3.14 OCT120256 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 BLOOD (N52) $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
14 30 3.13 JUN180134 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 07 LOVE LIKE BLOOD (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
15 36 2.54 MAY180965 OLD MAN HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 AN EYE FOR EYE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
16 24 2.47 MAY180573 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II HC $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
17 42 2.43 MAY180210 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
18 4 2.43 JUN180972 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP VENOM $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
19 43 2.32 MAY180969 RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
20 98 2.27 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
21 52 2.25 MAY180592 SUPERMAN TP VOL 06 IMPERIUS LEX REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 66 2.16 APR181091 PLANET OF APES VISIONARIES ROD SERLING ORIGINAL HC $19.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
23 17 2.12 JAN180379 DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
24 11 2.09 FEB181797 BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE HC $29.99 TITAN COMICS
25 48 1.99 MAY180581 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 06 ANGRY BIRD REBIRTH $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 50 1.96 MAY180591 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 05 BOOSTER SHOT REBIRTH $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 67 1.95 JUN082443 SPIDER-MAN TP KRAVENS LAST HUNT $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 28 1.94 MAY180587 NEW GODS BY JACK KIRBY TP $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
29 55 1.94 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 58 1.93 JUN180694 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL 01 FALLOUT TP $15.99 IDW PUBLISHING
31 59 1.92 MAY180973 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 06 TIL DEATH DO US PART $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 63 1.80 MAY180088 VS TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
33 64 1.79 MAY180566 BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
34 83 1.77 OCT170715 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
35 86 1.74 MAY180964 VENOM TP DARK ORIGIN $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 69 1.73 APR181387-M CALEXIT TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 BLACK MASK COMICS
37 44 1.67 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 39 1.65 APR180067 HELLBOY COMPLETE SHORT STORIES TP VOL 02 $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
39 34 1.62 MAY180570 BATMAN THE CAPED CRUSADER TP VOL 01 $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
40 74 1.61 MAY180583 INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
41 319 1.60 JAN130768 WOLVERINE SABRETOOTH HC $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
42 20 1.60 MAY180988 FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION TP COMING OF GALACTUS $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
43 128 1.58 FEB180378 STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI GN ADAPTATION TP $9.99 IDW PUBLISHING
44 79 1.57 MAY180576 EXIT STAGE LEFT THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
45 131 1.53 JUN182184 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
46 150 1.51 MAY180085 SUGAR TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
47 154 1.51 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
48 82 1.50 MAY180976 ASTONISHING X-MEN BY CHARLES SOULE TP VOL 02 MAN CALLED X $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 1 1.49 FEB180917 PUNISHER MAX BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 (MR) $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
50 283 1.48 OCT130747 X-MEN BATTLE OF ATOM HC $49.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 33 1.45 MAY180753 BRAM STOKERS DRACULA HC $29.99 IDW PUBLISHING
52 90 1.45 MAY180575 DEADMAN TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
53 159 1.44 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
54 100 1.41 JUN180983 CAPTAIN AMERICA BY MARK WAID TP PROMISED LAND $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
55 99 1.41 MAY180967 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 03 AMAZING FANTAS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 29 1.40 MAY180962 VENOM TP ALONG CAME A SPIDER $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
57 96 1.39 MAY180568 BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 03 THE LONG PAYBACK REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 54 1.39 MAY180580 HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA HC $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
59 56 1.37 JUL110251 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
60 77 1.35 MAY180588 NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 09 $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
61 81 1.33 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
62 392 1.29 OCT130749 X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST HC $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
63 32 1.27 FEB180918 SPIDER-MAN KRAVENS LAST HUNT DELUXE EDITION HC $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
64 518 1.27 JUN130676 SPIDER-MAN AND WOLVERINE BY WELLS AND MADUREIRA HC $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 112 1.26 MAY180966 CHAMPIONS TP VOL 03 CHAMPION FOR A DAY $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
66 101 1.26 AUG171045 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 01 IMPERIAL MACH $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
67 107 1.25 APR170834 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
68 110 1.22 FEB140251 SHAZAM TP VOL 01 (N52) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
69 46 1.22 APR180323 TMNT BODYCOUNT HC (MR) $29.99 IDW PUBLISHING
70 124 1.21 MAY180857 AVENGERS BACK TO BASICS MPGN TP $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
71 121 1.21 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
72 158 1.20 APR181106 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS LOST CHRONICLES TP VOL 01 $16.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
73 47 1.18 MAY180994 FANTASTIC FOUR BY HICKMAN COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01 $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 114 1.15 APR181127 JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 03 $24.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
75 130 1.14 JUN181858 SHEETS GN $12.99 LION FORGE
76 70 1.13 MAY180586 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
77 61 1.12 JAN180380 DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK NIGHTS RISING HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
78 205 1.11 APR181123 JUDAS TP $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
79 72 1.11 MAR180336 BATMAN A LOT OF LIL GOTHAM TP $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
80 9 1.10 FEB180312 SEVEN SOLDIERS BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS HC $75.00 DC ENTERTAINMENT
81 41 1.10 MAY180989 MARVEL TWO IN ONE EPIC COLLECTION TP CRY MONSTER $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
82 93 1.09 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
83 193 1.09 JUN180695 STAR WARS NEW HOPE GN $9.99 IDW PUBLISHING
83 138 1.09 JAN170850 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
85 126 1.05 OCT160291 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
86 104 1.04 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES (MR) $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 165 1.04 JUN180066 LIL DONNIE HC VOL 01 EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE $12.99 IMAGE COMICS
88 226 1.04 JUL150554-M DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
89 3 1.03 FEB180914 X-MEN REVOLUTION BY CHRIS CLAREMONT OMNIBUS HC $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
90 132 1.03 NOV178028 VENOM TP LETHAL PROTECTOR $16.99 MARVEL COMICS
91 225 1.02 APR181140 GIANT DAYS TP VOL 08 $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
92 14 1.01 FEB180920-M MMW INCREDIBLE HULK HC VOL 12 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
93 166 1.00 AUG170016 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DRAGONVINE TP $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
94 777 1.00 JAN140780 X-MEN NO MORE HUMANS OGN HC $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 51 0.99 JUN180994 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLLECTION $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
96 102 0.99 JUN180739 BLOOM COUNTY BEST READ THRONE TP $19.99 IDW PUBLISHING
97 207 0.98 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
98 116 0.98 SEP170400 BATMAN TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES (REBIRTH) $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
98 94 0.98 MAY180584 INJUSTICE 2 HC VOL 03 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
100 157 0.98 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS

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