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 October. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales Invoiced to comic book specialty shops.
Published to coincide with the debut of the new Champions team, Marvel's Champions: No Time For Losers, a collection of classic 1970s Champions tales, was October's best-selling graphic novel.
Marvel had a total of four books among the top ten including Ryan North and Erica Henderson's original graphic novel, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe at #6; Doctor Strange: Flight of Bones at #7; and the adult coloring book, Color Your Own Star Wars, at #8.
Image Comics had five titles at the top ten, led by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked and the Divine Volume 4: Rising Action at #2, followed by East of West Volume 6 at #3, Tokyo Ghost Volume 2 at #4, Low Volume 3: Shore of the Dying Light at #5, and Trees Volume 2 at #9.
Rounding out the top ten, DC Entertainment's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Book & Mask Set ranked #10.
TOP 25 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2016
|1||CHAMPIONS NO TIME FOR LOSERS #1||$7.99||MAR||9781302908577||AUG160750|
|2||WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 04 RISING ACTION (MR)||$14.99||IMA||9781632159137||JUL160868|
|3||EAST OF WEST TP VOL 06 (MR)||$14.99||IMA||9781632158796||JUL160823|
|4||TOKYO GHOST TP VOL 02 (MR)||$14.99||IMA||9781632159144||JUL160853|
|5||LOW TP VOL 03 SHORE OF THE DYING LIGHT (MR)||$14.99||IMA||9781632157089||MAY160689|
|6||UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP MARVEL UNIVERSE OGN HC||$24.99||MAR||9781302903039||JUN160947|
|7||DOCTOR STRANGE TP FLIGHT OF BONES||$24.99||MAR||9781302901677||JUL161070|
|8||COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS TP||$9.99||MAR||9781302900946||JUL161075|
|9||TREES TP VOL 02 (MR)||$12.99||IMA||9781632155221||NOV150698|
|10||BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BOOK & MASK SET||$39.99||DC||9781401267742||APR160376|
|11||MARCH GN BOOK 01||$14.95||IDW||9781603093002||JUN131298|
|12||HELLBOY IN HELL TP VOL 02 DEATH CARD||$17.99||DAR||9781506701134||JUN160095|
|13||SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN HC||$24.99||DC||9781401262563||JUN160357|
|14||WALKING DEAD HC VOL 13 (MR)||$34.99||IMA||9781632159168||JUL160855|
|15||REVOLUTION ROAD TO REVOLUTION SPECIAL TP||$9.99||IDW||JUL160482|
|16||NEIL GAIMANS TROLL BRIDGE HC||$14.99||DAR||9781506700083||MAY160021|
|17||HEAD LOPPER TP VOL 01 ISLAND OR A PLAGUE OF BEASTS (MR)||$19.99||IMA||9781632158864||JUL160804-M|
|18||WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 02 BORDERTOWN||$15.99||MAR||9780785196211||JUL161086|
|19||BLACK ROAD TP VOL 01 (MR)||$9.99||IMA||9781632158727||JUL160791|
|20||BUFFY HIGH SCHOOL YEARS GLUTTON PUNISHMENT TP||$10.99||DAR||9781506701158||JUN160049|
|21||DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 04 TEMPORARY INSANITATION||$15.99||MAR||9781302900915||AUG161020|
|22||GOODNIGHT BATCAVE HC||$14.99||DC||9781401270100||JUL160389|
|23||PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01||$9.99||IMA||9781632156747||JAN160645|
|24||SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR)||$14.99||IMA||9781632157119||MAR160684|
|25||BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 SHIELDS MOST WANTED||$17.99||MAR||9780785199755||AUG161022|
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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.