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Top 50 Graphic Novels for May 2016

Batman: The Killing Joke Special EditionIn order for educators and librarians to be informed about what their students and patrons are buying from their local comic shops, we present the Top 50 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for May.

Every month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales Invoiced to comic book specialty shops.

 

The following represent the 50 top-selling titles of May 2016:

Title

Price

Publisher

ISBN

Suggested Age Rating

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC

$17.99

DC COMICS

9781401216672

18+

DESCENDER TP VOL 02

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632156761

18+

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785121794

16+

BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 04 GODWORLD

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632156860

18+

WE STAND ON GUARD DELUXE HC

$24.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632157027

18+

CHEW TP VOL 11 LAST SUPPERS

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632156815

18+

THE JOKER: ENDGAME TP

$24.99

DC COMICS

9781401261658

16+

STAR WARS: KANAN TP VOL 02 FIRST BLOOD

$17.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785196037

13+

SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 01 GREATER POWER

$17.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785199595

13+

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL TP DON'T CALL IT A TEAM UP

$34.99

MARVEL COMICS

9781302900847

16+

SAGA TP VOL 01

$9.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781607066019

18+

DAREDEVIL: BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 01 CHINATOWN

$15.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785196440

16+

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST TP

$19.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785164531

13+

ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 01 FOUR SISTERS

$17.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785196525

18+

PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01

$9.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632156747

13+

THE WALKING DEAD TP VOL 25 NO TURNING BACK

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632156594

18+

TWILIGHT CHILDREN TP

$14.99

DC COMICS

9781401262457

18+

THE WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781582406725

18+

BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 03 ALLIES AND ENEMIES

$12.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632156839

16+

ALL NEW X-MEN INEVITABLE TP VOL 01 GHOSTS OF CYCLOPS

$15.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785196303

16+

GRAYSON TP VOL 03 NEMESIS

$16.99

DC COMICS

9781401262761

13+

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 03 SQUIRREL, YOU REALLY GOT ME NOW

$17.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785196266

13+

SAGA TP VOL 05

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632154385

18+

PREACHER TP BOOK 01

$19.99

DC COMICS

9781401240455

18+

SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE TP

$12.99

DC COMICS

9781401263201

6+

MIGHTY THOR PREM HC THUNDER IN HER VEINS VOL 01

$24.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785195221

16+

WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE HC VOL 01

$22.99

DC COMICS

9781401229788

13+

SILK TP VOL 01 SINISTER

$19.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785199571

13+

WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 07 WAR TORN

$16.99

DC COMICS

9781401261634

13+

BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 07 ROBIN RISES

$19.99

DC COMICS

9781401261146

13+

KINGDOM COME 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION HC

$39.99

DC COMICS

9781401260828

13+

FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 02

$24.99

DC COMICS

9781401261016

13+

BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS

$16.99

DC COMICS

9781401235420

13+

REBELS TP VOL 01 WELL REGULATED MILITIA

$24.99

DARK HORSE COMICS

9781616559083

16+

DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER: MEANS AND ENDS TP NEW PRINTING

$17.99

MARVEL COMICS

9781302901264

18+

ODY-C TP VOL 02 SONS OF THE WOLF

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632156037

18+

RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03 DEMONS

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632157355

18+

HELLBLAZER TP VOL 13 HAUNTED

$24.99

DC COMICS

9781401261412

18+

WAYWARD TP VOL 03 OUT FROM THE SHADOWS

$16.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632157010

18+

THEY'RE NOT LIKE US TP VOL 02 US AGAINST YOU

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632156655

18+

LITTLE MARVEL STANDEE PUNCH-OUT BOOK TP

$24.99

MARVEL COMICS

9781302902025

6+

BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 13 END OF DAYS

$19.99

DARK HORSE COMICS

9781616559106

16+

UNFOLLOW TP VOL 01

$14.99

DC COMICS

9781401262747

18+

SAGA TP VOL 04

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632150776

18+

SAGA TP VOL 02

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781607066927

18+

HOWARD THE DUCK TP VOL 01 DUCK HUNT

$17.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785199380

16+

WATCHMEN TP NEW ED

$19.99

DC COMICS

9781401245252

18+

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01

$9.99

IMAGE COMICS

9781632150530

18+

TEEN TITANS GO: HEROES ON PATROL TP NEW EDITION

$12.99

DC COMICS

9781401266387

6+

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER

$19.99

MARVEL COMICS

9780785192558

13+


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.