To help educators and librarians to be informed about what their students and patrons are buying from their local comic shops, we present the Top 25 Graphic Novels titles for December. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.
IDW Publishing's Love is Love, an anthology from an all-star line-up of writers and artists celebrating the lives lost in Orlando's Pulse nightclub shooting and co-produced with DC Entertainment, was December's best-selling graphic novel.
DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten: Batman Volume 9: Bloom at #2 and Batman Volume 10: Epilogue at #9.
Image Comics had three titles in the top ten: Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender Volume 3: Singularities at #3, Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland Volume 2: Fluff My Life at #5, and Black Science Volume 5 at #10.
Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with four titles: Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Wolverine: Old Man Logan at #4, Invincible Iron Man Volume 1: Reboot at #6, Star Wars: Poe Dameron Volume 1: Black Squadron at #7, and Doctor Strange Volume 1: The Way of the Weird at #8.
TOP 25 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2016
|1||LOVE IS LOVE||$9.99||IDW||9781631409394||OCT160480|
|2||BATMAN TP VOL 09 BLOOM||$16.99||DC||9781401269227||SEP160335|
|3||DESCENDER TP VOL 03 SINGULARITIES||$14.99||IMA||9781632158789||SEP160801|
|4||WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP||$29.99||MAR||9780785131724||JUL100692|
|5||I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 02 FLUFF MY LIFE||$14.99||IMA||9781632158871||OCT160683-M|
|6||INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 01 REBOOT||$17.99||MAR||9780785199403||OCT161021|
|7||STAR WARS POE DAMERON TP VOL 01 BLACK SQUADRON||$19.99||MAR||9781302901103||AUG160999|
|8||DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 01 WAY OF WEIRD||$19.99||MAR||9780785199328||SEP161127|
|9||BATMAN HC VOL 10 EPILOGUE||$22.99||DC||9781401267735||AUG160317|
|10||BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 05 TRUE ATONEMENT (MR)||$14.99||IMA||9781534300330||OCT160677|
|11||DARK KNIGHT RETURNS THE LAST CRUSADE DLX ED HC||$17.99||DC||9781401265069||AUG160319|
|12||CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS TP VOL 01 HAIL HYDRA||$19.99||MAR||9781302901127||SEP161125|
|13||MS MARVEL TP VOL 06 CIVIL WAR II||$17.99||MAR||9780785196129||SEP161130|
|14||JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 08 DARKSEID WAR PART 2||$16.99||DC||9781401265397||SEP160347|
|15||NIGHT OF LIVING DEADPOOL TP||$16.99||MAR||9780785190172||MAR140768|
|16||LUMBERJANES TP VOL 05||$14.99||BOO||9781608869190||SEP161401|
|17||PUNISHER TP VOL 01 ON ROAD||$17.99||MAR||9781302900472||SEP161126|
|18||SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 02 WEAPON OF CHOICE||$15.99||MAR||9780785199601||SEP161141|
|19||DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 05 CIVIL WAR II||$17.99||MAR||9781302901486||SEP161132|
|20||FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 01||$24.99||DC||9781401267353||SEP160343|
|21||HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW||$16.99||MAR||9780785165620||DEC120744|
|22||VENOM BY RICK REMENDER TP VOL 01||$16.99||MAR||9780785156772||JAN120754|
|23||HABITAT TP (MR)||$9.99||IMA||9781632158857||AUG160697|
|24||PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01||$9.99||IMA||9781632156747||JAN160645|
|25||BLOODSHOT REBORN TP VOL 01 COLORADO||$9.99||VAL||9781939346674||JUL151693|
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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.