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Top 100 Graphic Novels: October 2018

DC Entertainment -- Batman: White KnightSean Murphy's Batman: White Knight, a collection of the best-selling DC Entertainment mini-series in which The Joker, reformed, is Gotham City's hero, was October's best-selling graphic novel

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten including Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette's Wonder Woman: Earth One Volume 2 at #2, Batman Volume 7: The Wedding Album at #4, and Batman and the Justice League Manga Volume 1 at #10.

Image Comics had five books in the top ten, led by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' original graphic novel My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies at #3. Also in the top ten, Gideon Falls Volume 1: Black Born ranked #5, Isola Volume 1 ranked #6, The Wicked and the Divine Volume 7: Mothering Invention ranked #7, and Death or Glory Volume 1 ranked #8.

Rounding out the ten ten, Marvel Comics' Avengers By Jason Aaron Volume 1: Final Host, a collection of the first story arc of Aaron's Marvel Legacy run on the title, ranked #9.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 11.22 JUL180733 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 1 9.21 JUL180591 WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 02 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
3 3 8.93 JUL180133 MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES HC (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
4 6 5.60 JUL180717 BATMAN TP VOL 07 THE WEDDING REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 20 5.59 AUG180153-M GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 01 BLACK BARN (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
6 24 5.15 JUL180153-M ISOLA TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
7 7 4.67 AUG180194 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 07 MOTHERING INVENTION (MR) $17.99 IMAGE COMICS
8 23 3.13 AUG180126-M DEATH OR GLORY TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
9 21 3.11 JUL181176-M AVENGERS BY JASON AARON TP VOL 01 FINAL HOST $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 40 2.81 JUN180436 BATMAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE MANGA TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
11 16 2.66 JUL180765 MAN OF STEEL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS HC $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
12 32 2.62 AUG180113 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 08 LATER THAN YOU THINK (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
13 8 2.58 JUL181178 X-MEN GRAND DESIGN SECOND GENESIS TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
14 67 2.38 AUG182426 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
15 43 2.35 JUL180297 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
16 29 2.28 JUL180774-M SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES 30TH ANNIV ED $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
17 35 2.23 APR180018 LIKELY STORIES HC (MR) $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
18 45 2.09 JUL180800 TERRIFICS TP VOL 01 MEET THE TERRIFICS $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
19 12 2.09 JUL180732 BATMAN THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING HC $34.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 48 2.08 JUN181213 LUMBERJANES ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 INFERNAL COMPASS $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
21 46 2.07 JUL180265 MOONSHINE TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
22 100 1.99 JUL180142 ANALOG CYBER DYSTOPIAN NOIR TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
23 13 1.97 AUG180049 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 15 (MR) $34.99 IMAGE COMICS
24 47 1.95 JUL181189 DEADPOOL ASSASSIN TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
25 50 1.94 AUG180164 MAESTROS TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
26 53 1.92 JUL180797 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 03 THE RETURN OF KID FLASH REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 28 1.86 APR171143 BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS MASTERS SUN ZOMBIES CHRONICLES TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 44 1.82 AUG181021 JESSICA JONES MPGN TP BLIND SPOT $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
29 26 1.82 JUN180751 FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE HC THE COMPLETE COLLECTION $24.99 IDW PUBLISHING
30 30 1.77 AUG182424 FRANKENSTEIN HC JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
31 104 1.75 AUG182427 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
32 132 1.64 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
32 61 1.64 AUG180188 ROYAL CITY TP VOL 03 WE ALL FLOAT ON (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
34 69 1.61 JUL180261 MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
35 55 1.60 JUL180768 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 04 GOOD NIGHT GOTHAM $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 131 1.59 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
37 149 1.59 JAN120300 BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 66 1.57 MAY180199 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
39 80 1.56 AUG180158 HIT-GIRL TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
40 106 1.56 JUL181963 IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST TP $9.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
41 78 1.55 JUL181187 DOCTOR STRANGE BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 02 CITY OF SIN $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
41 136 1.55 JUL181168 MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES GN TP TO WAKANDA AND BEYOND $9.99 MARVEL COMICS
43 83 1.52 JUL180757 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 07 SUPERHUMAN TRAFFICKING $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
44 73 1.51 JUL180743 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 05 THE FALL OF SLADE REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
45 74 1.49 JUL180766 RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
46 113 1.46 JUN180383 MOB PSYCHO 100 TP VOL 01 $11.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
47 41 1.46 JUL180795 SWAMP THING THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
48 82 1.44 JUL181185 DOCTOR STRANGE TP DAMNATION $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 75 1.41 JUL181180 RUNAWAYS BY RAINBOW ROWELL TP VOL 02 BEST FRIENDS FOREVER $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
50 88 1.41 JUN180440 DONT LET THE PENGUIN DRIVE THE BATMOBILE HC $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
51 15 1.41 JUL181169 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE HC $50.00 MARVEL COMICS
52 62 1.38 AUG181088 X-MEN BLUE TP VOL 05 SURVIVING EXPERIENCE $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 79 1.36 AUG181087 WEAPON H TP VOL 01 AWOL $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
54 65 1.35 JUL180778 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 07 DRAIN THE SWAMP REBIRTH $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
55 96 1.34 OCT170715 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
56 51 1.33 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
57 39 1.33 JUL180763 JUSTICE LEAGUE THE DARKSEID WAR ESSENTIAL EDITION TP $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 70 1.31 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
59 31 1.30 JUL180749 FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 05 $34.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
60 77 1.30 JUN180373 HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 08 DONE COME BACK $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
61 92 1.29 JUL181181 WAKANDA FOREVER TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
62 33 1.28 MAY180961 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH HC VOL 01 $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
62 86 1.28 JUL180791 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 04 PLAIN SIGHT REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
64 27 1.24 JUL181205 DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION TP MASTER OF THE MYSTIC ARTS $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 72 1.24 APR181810 BLOODBORNE TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 TITAN COMICS
66 89 1.23 JUL180787 SIDEWAYS TP VOL 01 STEPPIN OUT $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 4 1.19 APR180851 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY MICHELINIE & MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
68 95 1.18 JUL180144 DEAD HAND TP VOL 01 COLD WAR RELICS (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
69 99 1.18 JUL180740 BOMBSHELLS UNITED TP VOL 02 WAR BONDS $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
70 10 1.17 JUL182072 MARVELOCITY MARVEL COMIC ART ALEX ROSS HC $50.00 PANTHEON BOOKS
71 121 1.16 JUL180782 SCARLET TP BOOK 01 (MR) $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
72 22 1.12 JUL180204-m DEADLY CLASS DLX HC VOL 02 (MR) $49.99 IMAGE COMICS
73 101 1.11 JUL181188 NEW MUTANTS TP DEAD SOULS $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 135 1.07 JUN181896 AQUICORN COVE HC $12.99 ONI PRESS INC.
75 138 1.06 AUG182431 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 07 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
75 81 1.06 JUN181228 WWE UNDERTAKER ORIGINAL GN $19.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
77 52 1.05 AUG182367-m APOCRYPHA THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL SC $24.99 Z2 COMICS
78 120 1.05 APR170834 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
79 94 1.04 JUL181173 MARVEL KNIGHTS BLACK WIDOW BY GRAYSON & RUCKA TP (MR) $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
80 37 1.03 JUL181170 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION NEW REPUBLIC TP VOL 04 $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
81 63 1.02 JUN180361 ALIENS ESSENTIAL COMICS TP VOL 01 $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
82 97 1.01 JUL180727 BATMAN HAUNTED KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
83 192 1.00 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
84 188 0.99 AUG140340 IDENTITY CRISIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
85 103 0.98 AUG180167 MAGE TP VOL 05 HERO DENIED BOOK THREE $19.99 IMAGE COMICS
86 128 0.98 JUL180736 BLACK LIGHTNING COLD DEAD HANDS TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
86 58 0.98 JAN180379 DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
88 71 0.98 JAN180104 HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 SEED OF DESTRUCTION $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
89 49 0.97 JUN180365 BPRD HELL ON EARTH HC VOL 03 $34.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
90 60 0.96 JUL180734 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT DETECTIVE TP VOL 02 $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
91 123 0.94 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
92 110 0.94 AUG181581 ARCHIE TP VOL 06 $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
93 42 0.93 AUG181099 INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION TP LEADER LIVES $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
94 146 0.93 JUL180131 ME THE PEOPLE HC $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
95 145 0.92 AUG181089 WEAPON X TP VOL 04 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
96 115 0.91 JUN181244 ABBOTT TP $17.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
97 18 0.90 APR180847-M MMW INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HC VOL 11 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
98 87 0.87 JUL180755 FLASH STARTING LINE ESSENTIAL EDITION TP $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 154 0.85 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
100 129 0.85 SEP108136 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS

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About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.