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 August.
Rick Grimes prepares a counterattack against the Whisperers in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call to Arms from Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of September and one of the publisher's two titles in the top ten. DC Entertainment had six titles in the top ten, led by Jill Thompson's original graphic novel, Wonder Woman: The Last Amazon at #2. Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 13: North and South Part One ranked #6. Marvel Comics' Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic ranked #7.
TOP 25 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2016
|1||WALKING DEAD TP VOL 26 CALL TO ARMS (MR)||$14.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632159175||JUN160722|
|2||WONDER WOMAN THE TRUE AMAZON HC||$22.99||DC COMICS||9781401249014||MAY160281|
|3||BATMAN TP VOL 08 SUPERHEAVY||$16.99||DC COMICS||9781401266301||JUN160332|
|4||BATMAN HC VOL 09 BLOOM||$24.99||DC COMICS||9781401264628||MAY160304|
|5||FIX TP VOL 01 (MR)||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632159120||JUN160686-M|
|6||AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 13 NORTH SOUTH PART 1||$10.99||DARK HORSE COMICS||9781506700229||MAY160022|
|7||SECRET WARS TP||$34.99||MARVEL COMICS||9780785198956||JUN160958|
|8||BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC||$17.99||DC COMICS||9781401216672||NOV070226|
|9||JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 07 DARKSEID WAR PART 1||$16.99||DC COMICS||9781401264529||JUN160346|
|10||HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 04 A CALL TO ARMS||$16.99||DC COMICS||9781401269296||JUN160344|
|11||SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR)||$14.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632157119||MAR160684|
|12||SPIDER-MAN MILES MORALES TP VOL 01||$15.99||MARVEL COMICS||9780785199618||JUN160955|
|13||JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 08 DARKSEID WAR PART 2||$24.99||DC COMICS||9781401263416||MAY160312|
|14||ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 08||$9.99||VIZ LLC||9781421586564||JUL162091|
|15||SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781607066019||AUG120491|
|16||STAR WARS HC VOL 01||$34.99||MARVEL COMICS||9781302900984||MAR160910-M|
|17||POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH TP||$16.99||DC COMICS||9781401264512||JUN160347|
|18||HARLEY QUINN HC VOL 05 THE JOKERS LAST LAUGH||$24.99||DC COMICS||9781401269289||MAY160311|
|19||VELVET TP VOL 03 MAN WHO STOLE THE WORLD (MR)||$14.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632157270||APR160837|
|20||PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632156747||JAN160645|
|21||COLOR YOUR OWN WOMEN OF POWER TP||$9.99||MARVEL COMICS||9781302901585||JUN160960|
|22||MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR)||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS||9781632157096||APR160803|
|23||DOCTOR STRANGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01||$75.00||MARVEL COMICS||9780785199243||MAR160921-M|
|24||DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 02 SUPERSONIC||$15.99||MARVEL COMICS||9780785196457||JUN160967|
|25||RICK & MORTY TP VOL 03 (MR)||$19.99||ONI PRESS INC.||9781620103432||MAY161680|
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