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Top 100 Graphic Novels: January 2019

DC Entertainment -- Dark Nights: MetalThe paperback edition of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Metal from DC Entertainment topped the graphic novel chart in January.

Also in the top ten from DC Entertainment were Dark Days: Road to Metal at #8 and Sean Murphy's Batman: White Knight at #9.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Gauntlet at #2, followed by The Life of Captain Marvel at #3, Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Volume 4 at #4, Cosmic Ghost Rider: Baby Thanos Must Die at #5, and Spider-Geddon: Edge of Spider-Geddon at #10. Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston's Black Hammer Volume 3: Age of Doom Part 1 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #6.

Image Comic was also in the top ten; Rob Guillory's Farmhand Volume 1 ranked #7.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2019

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 5.57 OCT180569 DARK NIGHTS METAL TP $19.99 DC
2 2 4.93 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
3 11 4.50 OCT181018-M LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL TP $15.99 MAR
4 8 3.88 OCT181014 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 04 FORTRESS VADE $19.99 MAR
5 16 3.78 NOV181028 COSMIC GHOST RIDER TP BABY THANOS MUST DIE $15.99 MAR
6 9 3.52 SEP180278 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 03 AGE OF DOOM PART I $19.99 DAR
7 26 3.40 OCT180065 FARMHAND TP VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 IMA
8 15 3.08 OCT180568 DARK DAYS ROAD TO METAL TP $19.99 DC
9 17 2.86 JUL180733 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC
9 25 2.86 OCT181015 SPIDER-GEDDON TP EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON $15.99 MAR
11 21 2.83 OCT181017 DEADPOOL SKOTTIE YOUNG TP VOL 01 MERCIN HARD FOR MONEY $17.99 MAR
12 51 2.68 NOV182135 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
13 52 2.59 NOV182136 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
14 27 2.50 OCT181013 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA TP VOL 04 CATASTROPHE CON $17.99 MAR
15 34 2.46 JUL180297 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 IMA
16 24 2.43 SEP180261 PROBLEM OF SUSAN AND OTHER STORIES HC $17.99 DAR
17 1 2.43 JUL181158-M CONAN THE BARBARIAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MAR
18 28 2.40 NOV181025 EXTERMINATION TP $17.99 MAR
19 70 2.40 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
20 36 2.33 OCT181016 TONY STARK IRON MAN TP VOL 01 SELF MADE MAN $15.99 MAR
21 29 2.27 JUL130704 THANOS RISING TP $17.99 MAR
22 40 2.20 OCT181024 DEATH OF INHUMANS TP $15.99 MAR
23 32 2.17 OCT181026 X-23 TP VOL 01 FAMILY ALBUM $17.99 MAR
24 33 2.11 NOV181021 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 06 INTERG EMPIRE WAKANDA PT 01 $17.99 MAR
24 74 2.11 NOV182137 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
26 35 2.10 OCT181025 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 10 END OF WORLD $17.99 MAR
27 97 1.96 OCT181022 MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES GN TP CAPTAIN MARVEL $9.99 MAR
28 95 1.95 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
29 6 1.91 JUN140730 INFINITY TP $49.99 MAR
30 102 1.83 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
31 37 1.78 SEP181033 DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL TP $19.99 MAR
32 43 1.68 OCT180583 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 07 DARKSTARS RISING $19.99 DC
33 44 1.67 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
34 22 1.65 OCT180590 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR COMPLETE COLL TP $29.99 DC
35 23 1.62 JAN062102 INFINITY WAR TP $29.99 MAR
36 47 1.61 OCT180954 IRON FIST MPGN TP $19.99 MAR
37 14 1.60 OCT181035 WHAT IF? CLASSIC TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 01 $39.99 MAR
38 18 1.57 OCT181020 MS MARVEL EPIC COLLECTION TP WOMAN WARRIOR $34.99 MAR
38 19 1.57 MAY150837 MILES MORALES ULT SPIDER-MAN ULT COLL TP BOOK 01 $34.99 MAR
40 138 1.54 MAY140626-M DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR) $9.99 IMA
41 50 1.53 NOV181035 DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 08 DEATH OF DAREDEVIL $19.99 MAR
42 20 1.52 AUG180371 BPRD HELL ON EARTH HC VOL 04 $34.99 DAR
43 62 1.50 OCT180563 BATWOMAN TP VOL 03 FALL OF THE HOUSE OF KANE $16.99 DC
44 58 1.47 OCT180092 NEW WORLD TP (MR) $17.99 IMA
45 68 1.45 OCT180581 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 08 GHOSTS OF THE PAST $16.99 DC
46 38 1.41 OCT180589 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 20 SYSTEMS OF CONTROL (MR) $24.99 DC
47 66 1.41 OCT181027 ASTONISHING X-MEN BY MATT ROSENBERG TP UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP $17.99 MAR
48 73 1.40 OCT180576 FLASH ROGUES REVERSE FLASH TP $16.99 DC
49 160 1.31 AUG180153 GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 01 BLACK BARN (MR) $9.99 IMA
50 75 1.31 NOV181041 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE TP VOL 02 NEXT OF KIN $17.99 MAR
51 46 1.29 OCT181021 AVENGERS TP KREE SKRULL WAR $24.99 MAR
52 64 1.26 OCT180604-M SANDMAN TP VOL 04 SEASON OF MISTS 30TH ANNIV ED (MR) $19.99 DC
53 48 1.26 OCT180596 LOBO BY KEITH GIFFEN & ALAN GRANT TP VOL 02 $24.99 DC
54 149 1.23 SEP180295 DISNEY FROZEN TP BREAKING BOUNDARIES $10.99 DAR
55 45 1.23 JAN180104 HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 SEED OF DESTRUCTION $24.99 DAR
56 84 1.21 SEP180557 BATMAN SHADOW THE MURDER GENIUSES TP $16.99 DC
57 76 1.21 SEP181317 JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL TP VOL 01 $16.99 BOO
58 49 1.19 AUG180338 RING OF NIBELUNG TP $24.99 DAR
59 89 1.18 OCT180120 STELLAR TP $16.99 IMA
60 92 1.17 JUL180261 MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMA
61 85 1.17 AUG181081 VENOM BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 01 REX $17.99 MAR
62 106 1.15 AUG181082 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 01 OR IS HE BOTH $15.99 MAR
63 87 1.15 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
63 217 1.15 SEP180673 MY LITTLE PONY TP THE CRYSTALLING $7.99 IDW
65 109 1.13 JUN160955 SPIDER-MAN MILES MORALES TP VOL 01 $15.99 MAR
66 54 1.13 SEP180552 BATMAN PRODIGAL TP NEW ED $24.99 DC
66 78 1.13 NOV181538 JUGHEAD HUNGER TP VOL 02 (MR) $17.99 ARC
68 122 1.12 OCT170715 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMA
69 127 1.10 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
70 77 1.10 SEP180271 WITCHFINDER TP VOL 05 GATES OF HEAVEN $19.99 DAR
71 80 1.09 OCT180562 BATMAN TROIKA TP $19.99 DC
72 151 1.09 OCT180605 SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP TP VOL 06 $12.99 DC
73 4 1.09 JUL181165-M MMW UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 11 $100.00 MAR
73 7 1.09 JUL181163-M MMW MARVEL TEAM-UP HC VOL 04 $75.00 MAR
73 159 1.09 OCT181745 DOG MAN GN VOL 06 BRAWL OF THE WILD $9.99 SCH
76 99 1.08 FEB160962 SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 01 GREATER POWER $17.99 MAR
77 39 1.06 MAY182059 KIRBY & LEE STUF SAID $24.95 TWO
78 86 1.05 OCT181030 CHAMPIONS TP VOL 05 WEIRD WAR ONE $19.99 MAR
79 113 1.04 OCT180607 SHADE THE CHANGING WOMAN TP (MR) $16.99 DC
80 79 1.03 MAY161133 SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 ARC
81 61 1.03 OCT180554 BATMAN BY NEAL ADAMS TP BOOK 02 $24.99 DC
82 63 1.03 OCT181012 DECADES MARVEL IN 40S TP HUMAN TORCH VS SUB-MARINER $24.99 MAR
83 181 1.03 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
84 139 1.02 OCT180099 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05 $14.99 IMA
85 135 1.02 SEP181008 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 01 BACK BASICS $15.99 MAR
86 31 1.01 OCT181036 INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION TP GHOSTS FUTURE $39.99 MAR
87 114 1.01 NOV180085 SHANGHAI RED TP $16.99 IMA
88 125 1.00 NOV180552 A VERY DC VALENTINES DAY TP $16.99 DC
89 5 0.99 JUN180578 HOUSE OF MYSTERY THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $99.99 DC
89 96 0.99 OCT180610 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 05 THE HUNT FOR REACTRON $19.99 DC
91 131 0.96 NOV180081 PROXIMA CENTAURI TP (MR) $16.99 IMA
92 126 0.95 NOV181037 WEAPON X TP VOL 05 WEAPON X-FORCE $17.99 MAR
93 53 0.95 JUN180971 INFINITY COUNTDOWN TP $29.99 MAR
94 136 0.94 OCT180618 WONDER WOMAN BY WALTER SIMONSON & JERRY ORDWAY TP $16.99 DC
94 137 0.94 SEP150873 SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 00 MOST WANTED $16.99 MAR
96 243 0.92 NOV181017 COLOR YOUR OWN CAPTAIN MARVEL TP $9.99 MAR
97 104 0.91 OCT180653 MY LITTLE PONY PONYVILLE MYSTERIES TP VOL 01 $17.99 IDW
97 143 0.91 SEP181328 FENCE TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
99 13 0.89 APR180259 ABSOLUTE FLASHPOINT HC $75.00 DC
100 60 0.88 JAN180379 DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC $29.99 DC

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