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 February. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 7 from Image Comics was March's best-selling graphic novel.
Also in the top ten from Image Comics were The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War at #2 and Deadly Class Volume 5: Carousel at #10.
DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten: Harley Quinn Volume 1: Die Laughing at #3, Suicide Squad Volume 1: The Black Vault at #4, Titans Volume 1: The Return of Wally West at #6, Deathstroke Volume 1: The Professional at #8, and Batgirl Volume 1: Beyond Burnside at #9.
Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with two titles: Death of X at #5 and Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Wolverine: Old Man Logan at #7.
TOP 25 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2017
|1||SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR)||$14.99||IMA||9781534300606||JAN170850|
|2||WALKING DEAD TP VOL 27 WHISPERER WAR||$14.99||IMA||9781534300521||AUG168569|
|3||HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 DIE LAUGHING||$16.99||DC||9781401268312||DEC160373|
|4||SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 THE BLACK VAULT||$16.99||DC||9781401269814||DEC160375|
|5||DEATH OF X TP||$17.99||MAR||9781302903374||DEC161096|
|6||TITANS TP VOL 01 THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST||$16.99||DC||9781401268176||DEC160376|
|7||WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP||$29.99||MAR||9780785131724||JUL100692|
|8||DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 01 THE PROFESSIONAL||$16.99||DC||9781401268237||DEC160372|
|9||BATGIRL TP VOL 01 BEYOND BURNSIDE||$16.99||DC||9781401268404||DEC160370|
|10||DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 05 CAROUSEL (MR)||$14.99||IMA||9781534300552||JAN170822|
|11||HELLBLAZER TP VOL 01 THE POISON TRUTH||$16.99||DC||9781401268862||DEC160374|
|12||BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 01 SECRET ORIGINS||$14.99||DAR||9781616557867||NOV160051|
|13||MARCH GN BOOK 01||$14.95||IDW||9781603093002||JUN131298|
|14||INVINCIBLE TP VOL 23||$16.99||IMA||9781632158888||OCT160686|
|15||ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 11||$9.99||VIZ||9781421592268||JAN172162|
|16||MARCH GN BOOK 03||$19.99||IDW||9781603094023||JUN160408|
|17||LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01||$9.99||VIZ||9781421593470||JAN172159|
|18||MARCH GN BOOK 02||$19.95||IDW||9781603094009||NOV141657|
|19||ANIMOSITY TP VOL 01 (MR)||$14.99||AFT||9781935002895||JAN171219|
|20||HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC||$24.99||MAR||9780785163886||MAY120746|
|21||DEADPOOL TOO SOON TP||$17.99||MAR||9781302902988||DEC161094|
|22||KARNAK TP FLAW IN ALL THINGS||$17.99||MAR||9780785198482||JUN160964|
|23||SABAN POWER RANGERS AFTERSHOCK MOVIE GN||$14.99||BOO||9781608869374||JAN171401-M|
|24||FLINTSTONES TP VOL 01||$16.99||DC||9781401268374||DEC160395|
|25||SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)||$9.99||IMA||9781607066019||AUG120491|
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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.