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Top 50 Graphic Novels for July 2017

Image Comics' Monstress Volume 2To 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 July. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.

Monstress Volume 2, the second volume in Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda's steampunk meets kaiju series from Image Comics, was July's best-selling graphic novel.

Image Comics had three titles total among the top ten, including Curse Words Volume 1 at #4 and Black Science Volume 6 at #9.

Oni Press' Rick and Morty Volume 1 returned to the top ten at #2 for the month. Marvel Comics' Star Wars Volume 5: Yoda's Secret War ranked #3.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten: The Flash Volume 3: Rogues Reloaded ranked #5 and Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ranked #7.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten as well; The Legend of Korra Volume 1: Turf Wars Part 1 ranked #6 and Serenity Volume 5: No Power in the 'Verse ranked #10.

IDW Publishing's Batman/TMNT Adventures ranked #8 for the month. 

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2017

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMA 9781534300415 APR170834-M
2 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI 9781620102817 JUL151482-M
3 STAR WARS TP VOL 05 YODAS SECRET WAR $17.99 MAR 9781302902650 MAR171131
4 CURSE WORDS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA 9781534302211 MAY170612-M
5 FLASH TP VOL 03 ROGUES RELOADED (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC 9781401271572 APR170413
6 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1 $10.99 DAR 9781506700151 FEB170063
7 BATMAN TMNT TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC 9781401271503 APR170419
8 BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TP $19.99 IDW 9781631409097 APR170539-M
9 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 IMA 9781534301825 MAY170662
10 SERENITY HC VOL 05 NO POWER IN THE VERSE $19.99 DAR 9781506701820 MAR170077
11 HE MAN THUNDERCATS TP $16.99 DC 9781401269159 APR170425
12 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 03 TIMELESS (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC 9781401271121 APR170415
13 MS MARVEL TP VOL 07 DAMAGE PER SECOND $17.99 MAR 9781302903053 APR171160
14 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS A KIDS COLORING BOOK TP $7.99 DC 9781401274580 APR170421
15 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 02 THE GOSPEL OF SLADE (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC 9781401270988 APR170412
16 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781534300606 JAN170850
17 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 05 $19.99 ONI 9781620104163 APR171895
18 SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 01 EARTH GIRL MADE EASY (MR) $16.99 DC 9781401270995 APR170410
19 DARKNESS BATMAN 20TH ANNIVERSARY CROSSOVER COLL TP (MR) $19.99 IMA 9781534303683 MAY170618
20 SHE-HULK TP VOL 01 DECONSTRUCTED $17.99 MAR 9781302905675 APR171147
21 BERSERK TP VOL 38 (MR) $14.99 DAR 9781506703985 MAR170101
22 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 06 WORLDWIDE $19.99 MAR 9781302902933 APR171158
23 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA 9781607066019 AUG120491
24 MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 02 LORDS OF MIDGARD $19.99 MAR 9780785199663 MAY170960
25 BIRTHRIGHT TP VOL 05 $12.99 IMA 9781534302181 MAY170652
26 WONDER WOMAN BY GREG RUCKA TP VOL 02 $29.99 DC 9781401271176 APR170440
27 BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP $16.99 IMA 9781534301863 MAY170610
28 TOKYO GHOST DLX ED HC (MR) $39.99 IMA 9781534300460 APR170747-M
29 PUNISHER TP VOL 02 END OF THE LINE $17.99 MAR 9781302900489 APR171161
30 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA 9781632156747 JAN160645
31 EMPRESS TP BOOK 01 $19.99 MAR 9781302902070 APR171128
32 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA 9781632157096 APR160803
33 DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 04 IDENTITY $17.99 MAR 9781302905620 APR171159
34 INHUMANS VS X-MEN HC $50.00 MAR 9781302906535 APR171137
35 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 05 FOUR SWORDS $17.99 VIZ 9781421589633 MAY172001
36 INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO HC VOL 01 $24.99 DC 9781401272937 APR170427
37 DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERER SUPREME OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MAR 9781302907075 JAN171096
38 BLACK ROAD TP VOL 02 A PAGAN DEATH (MR) $16.99 IMA 9781534302266 MAY170660
39 MERCENARY SEA TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA 9781632151087 JUL140501
39 CROGAN ADVENTURES COLOR GN VOL 01 CATFOOTS VENGEANCE $17.99 ONI 9781620102039 SEP148261
41 GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC 9781401271190 APR170424
42 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 18 DEADPOOL VS MARVEL $39.99 MAR 9781302906856 APR171170
43 ETHER TP VOL 01 DEATH OF THE LAST GOLDEN BLAZE $14.99 DAR 9781506701745 MAR170043
44 FANTASTIC FOUR INHUMANS TP ATLANTIS RISING $39.99 MAR 9780785185482 OCT130767
45 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY NEW GUARD TP VOL 02 WANTED $19.99 MAR 9780785199519 APR171154
46 PLANETARY TP BOOK 01 $29.99 DC 9781401271664 APR170433
47 GAMORA MEMENTO MORI TP $15.99 MAR 9780785197829 APR171149
48 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 04 IVX $16.99 MAR 9780785199373 MAY170946
49 CLEAN ROOM TP VOL 03 WAITING FOR THE STARS (MR) $16.99 DC 9781401271091 APR170448
50 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 THE LIES (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC 9781401267780 NOV160320

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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.

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.