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Top 25 Graphic Novels for December 2016

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
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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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.