To help educators and librarians learn what bestselling titles their students and patrons are buying from their local comic shops, we present the Top 25 Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks for September.
Darth Vader puts down a rebellion against the Empire's rule in Kieron Gillen, Leinil Francis Yu, and Salvador Larroca's Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 3: The Shu-Torun War from Marvel Comics, the best-selling graphic novel for August. In total, Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten including Ta-Nahesi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's Black Panther Book 1: Nation Under Our Feet at #3, Spider-Man/Deadpool Volume 1: Isn't It Bromantic? at #4, and Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Jail at #5.
DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's Batman: The Killing Joke Special Edition at #2, followed by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams' Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (copublished by IDW Publishing) at #5, Teen Titans: Earth One Volume 2 at #8, the Harley Quinn Book and Mask Set at #9, and Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad: An Adult Coloring Book at #10.
Also in the top ten was Image Comics; Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 6 ranked #7 for the month.
TOP 25 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2016
|1||STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 03 SHU TORUN WAR||$16.99||MARVEL COMICS||9780785199779||MAY160924|
|2||BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC||$17.99||DC COMICS||9781401216672||NOV070226|
|3||BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET||$16.99||MARVEL COMICS||9781302900533||JUN160956|
|4||SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 ISNT IT BROMANTIC||$17.99||MARVEL COMICS||9780785197867||MAY160926|
|5||STAR WARS TP VOL 03 REBEL JAIL||$19.99||MARVEL COMICS||9780785199830||MAY160922|
|6||BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HC||$24.99||DC COMICS||9781401262785||APR160380|
|7||SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR)||$14.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632157119||MAR160684|
|8||TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE HC VOL 02||$22.99||DC COMICS||9781401259068||APR160323|
|9||HARLEY QUINN BOOK AND MASK SET||$34.99||DC COMICS||9781401262662||APR160377|
|10||HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP||$15.99||DC COMICS||9781401270056||MAY160307|
|11||DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 04 DIE FOR ME (MR)||$14.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632157188||MAR160667|
|12||MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR)||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632157096||APR160803|
|13||PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 02 THE BEAR (MR)||$14.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632156945||FEB160697|
|14||BATMAN NOIR THE KILLING JOKE HC||$24.99||DC COMICS||9781401263645||APR160379|
|15||DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY TP VOL 00 MERC MADNESS||$16.99||MARVEL COMICS||9780785192640||MAY160928|
|16||RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01||$19.99||ONI PRESS INC.||9781620102817||JUL151482|
|17||INVADER ZIM TP VOL 02||$19.99||ONI PRESS INC.||9781620103364||APR161827-M|
|18||DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 03 DEADPOOL VS SABRETOOTH||$15.99||MARVEL COMICS||9780785196198||JUN160968|
|19||PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632156747||JAN160645|
|20||INJECTION TP VOL 02 (MR)||$14.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632157201||APR160829|
|21||SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781607066019||AUG120491|
|22||SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK TP||$17.99||DC COMICS||9781401262495||MAY160323|
|23||BATMAN HARLEY QUINN TP||$19.99||DC COMICS||9781401255176||APR150289|
|24||FLASH TP VOL 07 SAVAGE WORLD||$16.99||DC COMICS||9781401263652||MAY160313|
|25||HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC||$24.99||MARVEL COMICS||9780785163886||MAY120746|
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