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Top 25 Graphic Novels for October 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 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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
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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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.