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Bestsellers Archives

In order for librarians and educators to be informed about what their patrons and students are buying from their local comic shops, we present an archive of the bestselling Graphic Novels and Manga for the previous two years, based on actual comic shop sales.

Top Graphic Novels: 2016

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Top Graphic Novels: 2015

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Top Manga: 2016

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Top Manga: 2015

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

 

This information may not be reproduced in any format without the express permission of Diamond Comic Distributors.

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts—which include our monthly market shares and all of our top product charts—are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 4,000+ accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international shops and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.