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Top 100 Graphic Novels: August 2017

Image Comics' Paper Girls Volume 3Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Paper Girls Volume 3 from Image Comics was August's best-selling graphic novel.

In total, Image had five titles in the top ten including Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw's God Country at #3, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Kill or Be Killed Volume 2 at #4, Mark Millar and Greg Capullo's Reborn at #7, and Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez's Old Guard Book 1: Opening Fire at #9.

DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten: Tom King, David Finch, and Danny Miki's Batman Volume 3: I Am Bane at #2; Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp's Wonder Woman Volume 3: The Truth at #5; and Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's Superman Volume 3: Multiplicity at #8.

Marvel Comics had two titles among the top ten: Marc Guggenheim and Ardian Syaf's X-Men Gold Volume 1: Back to Basics at #6 and Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina, and Matteo Buffagni's X-Men Blue Volume 1: Strangest at #10.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2017

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 10.64 JUN170777 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03 $12.99 IMA
2 4 6.05 MAY170321 BATMAN TP VOL 03 I AM BANE (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
3 5 5.79 MAY170624-M GOD COUNTRY TP (MR) $16.99 IMA
4 8 5.15 MAY170693-M KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMA
5 13 4.25 MAY170328 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 03 THE TRUTH (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
6 17 3.90 MAY170943 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 01 BACK TO BASICS $15.99 MAR
7 6 3.88 FEB170703-M REBORN HC (MR) $24.99 IMA
8 15 3.88 MAY170327 SUPERMAN TP VOL 03 MULTIPLICITY (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
9 16 3.67 JUN170687-M OLD GUARD TP BOOK 01 OPENING FIRE (MR) $16.99 IMA
10 18 3.64 MAY170944 X-MEN BLUE TP VOL 01 STRANGEST $15.99 MAR
11 19 3.49 MAY170326 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 01 THE EXTREMISTS (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
12 23 3.23 MAY170963 DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER TP $15.99 MAR
13 24 2.99 JAN170831 JUPITERS LEGACY TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMA
14 27 2.85 MAY170324 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 03 EMERALD OUTLAW (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
15 30 2.81 MAY170508 LOCKE & KEY HEAVEN & EARTH DLX HC ED $14.99 IDW
16 32 2.78 MAY170945 WEAPON X TP VOL 01 WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION PRELUDE $15.99 MAR
17 22 2.60 MAY170320 AQUAMAN TP VOL 03 CROWN OF ATLANTIS (REBIRTH) $19.99 DC
18 76 2.51 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
19 77 2.50 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
20 25 2.49 MAY170325 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 03 QUEST FOR HOPE (REBIRTH) $19.99 DC
21 113 2.45 JUN170908 LOCKJAW DOG DAYS TP $7.99 MAR
22 39 2.44 JAN170850 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMA
23 31 2.26 MAY170958 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS TP VOL 03 EMPIRE BUILDING $19.99 MAR
24 12 2.14 MAY170322 BATMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01 $34.99 DC
25 36 2.12 MAY170956 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 08 TIL DEATH DO US $17.99 MAR
26 87 2.05 JUN172127 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
27 42 2.01 OCT160292 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (REBIRTH) $17.99 DC
28 104 2.01 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
29 46 1.99 MAY170525 SH*T MY PRESIDENT SAYS ILLUSTRATED TWEETS OF DONALD TRUMP HC $14.99 IDW
30 71 1.98 MAY170350 SUPER POWERS TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC
31 37 1.88 MAY170348 NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 07 $19.99 DC
32 54 1.85 MAY170346 TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
33 20 1.83 MAY170341 HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK HC $29.99 DC
34 72 1.74 MAY170969 DEADPOOL 2099 TP $14.99 MAR
35 124 1.73 APR171144 COLOR YOUR OWN MARVEL MASTERS TP $9.99 MAR
36 33 1.72 JUN171260 PROVIDENCE LTD HC ACT 03 (MR) $21.99 AVA
37 49 1.68 MAY170967 UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL TP VOL 03 TOTALLY IN CONTINUITY $19.99 MAR
38 82 1.66 JUN172120 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 14 $12.99 VIZ
39 89 1.65 MAY171669 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 22 $10.99 RAN
40 61 1.65 APR170834 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMA
41 73 1.63 MAY170953 MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 ALIEN NATION $15.99 MAR
42 190 1.63 FEB108442 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
43 34 1.63 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
44 52 1.62 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
45 28 1.60 MAY170330 BATGIRL STEPHANIE BROWN TP VOL 01 $29.99 DC
46 43 1.57 MAY171724 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 04 $19.99 ONI
47 50 1.56 APR170077 DARK HORSE BOOK OF HORROR HC $19.99 DAR
48 68 1.54 JUN170728 BEAUTY TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMA
49 45 1.54 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
50 84 1.54 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
51 56 1.52 JUN171219 ARCHIE TP VOL 04 $17.99 ARC
52 107 1.52 SEP160815 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMA
53 85 1.46 MAY170962 DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER TP MAGIC BULLETS $15.99 MAR
54 94 1.43 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
55 137 1.42 JUN170511 MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE PREQUEL TP $9.99 IDW
56 63 1.40 MAY170323 CYBORG TP VOL 02 DANGER IN DETROIT (REBIRTH) $19.99 DC
57 92 1.38 MAY170965 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY MOTHER ENTROPY TP $15.99 MAR
58 86 1.34 JUN170737 COPPERHEAD TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMA
59 69 1.34 MAY171994 HEATHEN TP VOL 01 $15.99 VAU
60 125 1.34 MAY170952 UNSTOPPABLE WASP TP VOL 01 UNSTOPPABLE $12.99 MAR
61 81 1.33 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
62 74 1.31 JUN170653 FEW TP (MR) $19.99 IMA
63 101 1.30 MAY170966 ROCKET RACCOON GROUNDED TP $15.99 MAR
64 67 1.27 APR170089 BTVS SEASON 11 TP VOL 01 SPREAD OF EVIL $19.99 DAR
65 98 1.25 OCT160291 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
66 80 1.25 MAY170642 OTHER SIDE SPECIAL ED HC (MR) $19.99 IMA
67 100 1.24 OCT138324 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 DC
68 26 1.24 MAY170979 PUNISHER MAX TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 06 (MR) $39.99 MAR
69 91 1.24 MAY170948 ALL NEW X-MEN INEVITABLE TP VOL 04 IVX $17.99 MAR
70 90 1.22 JUN172018 RICK AND MORTY OFFICIAL COLORING BOOK $14.95 RAN
71 75 1.22 APR170046 ALIEN VS PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH TP (MR) $19.99 DAR
72 10 1.21 FEB170968-M MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 17 $75.00 MAR
73 118 1.20 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
74 110 1.15 JUN170748 ECLIPSE TP VOL 02 $16.99 IMA
75 62 1.14 MAY170964 INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN TP $24.99 MAR
76 105 1.14 MAY170959 SILK TP VOL 03 CLONE CONSPIRACY $17.99 MAR
77 144 1.13 APR170060 CALLA CTHULHU TP $12.99 DAR
78 112 1.12 MAY170362 LOST BOYS TP (MR) $16.99 DC
79 38 1.10 FEB170976 BLACK PANTHER HC VOL 01 A NATION UNDER OUR FEET $34.99 MAR
80 93 1.08 MAR130303 PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
81 126 1.08 MAY170957 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON TP VOL 05 END OF THE LINE $15.99 MAR
82 95 1.07 MAY172005 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 04 MINISH CAP & PHANTOM $17.99 VIZ
83 131 1.07 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
84 97 1.07 MAY170329 BATMAN ARKHAM CLAYFACE TP $19.99 DC
85 205 1.05 DEC160774 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE $9.99 IMA
86 11 1.05 FEB170974-M MMW SAVAGE SHE-HULK HC VOL 01 $75.00 MAR
87 206 1.03 DEC160767 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
87 57 1.03 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
89 138 1.03 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
90 55 1.03 MAY170333 BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 03 $29.99 DC
91 51 1.03 MAY171202 MYSTERY KNIGHT GN $26.00 RAN
92 66 1.02 APR170097 COMPLETE ELFQUEST TP VOL 04 $24.99 DAR
93 1 1.01 MAR170556 JACK KIRBY FANTASTIC FOUR WORLDS GREATEST ARTIST ED HC $150.00 IDW
94 193 1.01 JUN172118 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
95 109 1.00 MAY170973 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 04 EARTHS MIGHTIEST HERO $19.99 MAR
96 108 0.99 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
97 200 0.99 JUN172119 ONE PIECE GN VOL 83 $9.99 VIZ
98 7 0.98 FEB170967 MONSTERS HC VOL 02 MARVEL MONSTERBUS BY LEE LIEBER KIRBY $100.00 MAR
99 149 0.98 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
100 127 0.98 JAN170383 SUPERMAN TP VOL 02 TRIALS OF THE SUPER SON (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC

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