Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner's critically acclaimed Stray Dogs from Image Comics was September's best-selling graphic novel. Image had three titles among the month's top ten graphic novels.
Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, and the Spider-Man by Todd McFarlane Omnibus, collecting his 1990-1991 "adjectiveless" series, was their top book at #2.
The 29th volume of Kouhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia, the best-selling manga series from VIZ Media, ranked #4 for the month.
Also in the top ten, Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, Alessandro Vitti, and Bill Crabtree's BRZRKR Volume 1 was BOOM! Studios' top collection for September at #8.
Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top graphic novel, EC Archives: Shock Suspenstories ranked #18; IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II ranked #93; and Dynamite Entertainment's The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 ranked #103.
TOP 200 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2021
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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.
Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.
Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.
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 Marvel Comics' monthly Amazing Spider-Man comic book. (Amazing Spider-Man is used as the control title — with a value of 100 — because sales of Amazing Spider-Man 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.