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Top 50 Graphic Novels for May 2018

Marvel Comics' Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were HereTo help 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 titles for May. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.

The misadventures of two rebels during the Galactic Civil War are recounted in Kevin Rubio and Lucas Marangon's Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here from Marvel Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of May.

Marvel had five titles in the top ten including Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Gauntlet at #2, Amazing Spider-Man/Venom: Venom, Inc. at #7; and, tied at #10, Black Panther: Long Live the King and Infinity War.

Image Comics had three titles in the top ten: Where We Live: A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas ranked #3, Snotgirl Volume 2: California Screaming ranked #3, and Black Magick Volume 2: Awakening II ranked #9.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten: Dark Days: The Road to Metal ranked #5 and Wonder Woman Volume 5: Heart of the Amazon ranked #6.

Also in the top ten, Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction ranked #8.

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2018

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 STAR WARS TAG & BINK WERE HERE #1 $7.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914905 MAR180947
2 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785156598 JUL110745
3 WHERE WE LIVE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY TP $19.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308220 MAR180600
4 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 02 CALIFORNIA SCREAMING $15.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306615 MAR180757
5 DARK DAYS THE ROAD TO METAL HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278199 DEC170376
6 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 05 HEART OF THE AMAZON TP REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277345 FEB180292
7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC TP $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905798 FEB180936
8 HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 SEED OF DESTRUCTION $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506706665 JAN180104
9 BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 02 AWAKENING II (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304833 MAR180642
10 BLACK PANTHER LONG LIVE THE KING MPGN TP $14.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905385 FEB180931
10 INFINITY WAR TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785121053 JAN062102
12 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303492 OCT170715
13 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 07 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC. 9781620105092 FEB181702
14 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 05 VOTE HARLEY REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278823 FEB180286
15 NIGHTWING THE NEW ORDER TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401274993 FEB180308
16 REBORN TP (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306523 MAR180733
17 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
18 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 05 AVENGERS OF NEW WORLD PART 2 $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909888 FEB180932
19 SWING TP VOL 01 (A) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534305168 FEB180533
20 SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN LEGION OF EVIL FROM BLACK HAMMER TP $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506705262 JAN180101
21 STAR WARS POE DAMERON TP VOL 04 LEGEND FOUND $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302907433 FEB180942
22 J SCOTT CAMPBELL DANGER GIRL 20TH ANNIV $9.99 IDW PUBLISHING   FEB180476
23 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 05 HARD TRAVELING HERO REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278533 FEB180285
24 MOON KNIGHT LEGACY TP VOL 01 CRAZY RUNS IN FAMILY $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909376 FEB180940
25 SUPERMAN REBORN TP REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278625 FEB180289
26 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL TP VOL 02 BUCKET LIST $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909956 FEB180925
27 SUPERGIRL BEING SUPER TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401268947 FEB180311
28 PUNISHER WAR MACHINE TP VOL 01 $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910723 MAR180993
28 VENOM & X-MEN POISON-X TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912253 FEB180930
30 SILVER SURFER EPIC COLLECTION TP THANOS QUEST $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911867 MAR181006
31 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632156747 JAN160645
32 WILD STORM TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278656 FEB180316
33 DEATH OF WOLVERINE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912420 FEB180946
34 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 05 CRUEL AND UNUSUAL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909758 MAR180997
35 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401245252 FEB140265-M
36 REDNECK TP VOL 02 EYES UPON YOU (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306653 MAR180736
37 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157096 APR160803
38 BATWOMAN TP VOL 02 WONDERLAND REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278717 FEB180283
39 RICANSTRUCTION REMINISCING & REBUILDING PUERTO RICO TP $19.99 SOMOS ARTE, LLC 9780692092217 JAN189143
40 MOTOR CRUSH TP VOL 02 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534305519 MAR180718
41 EXTREMITY TP VOL 02 WARRIOR $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306493 MAR180672
42 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 04 $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534305106 FEB180663
43 PUNISHER MAX BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 (MR) $100.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912079 NOV171043
44 HULK RETURN TO PLANET HULK TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909963 FEB180933
45 DAYGLOAYHOLE QUARTERLY #1 (MR) $6.00 SILVER SPROCKET 9781945509162 FEB181778
46 POKEMON SUN & MOON GN VOL 01 $4.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974700752 MAR182040
47 STAR WARS LOST STARS GN VOL 01 $13.00 YEN PRESS 9781975326531 MAR182086
48 INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277871 FEB180303
49 HAWKEYE KATE BISHOP TP VOL 03 FAMILY REUNION $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910976 FEB180938
50 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632150035 MAY140626

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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.

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.