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Top 50 Graphic Novels for April 2017

DC Entertainment's Batman Volume 2To help educators and librarians to be informed about what their students and patrons are buying from their local comic shops, we present the Top 50 Graphic Novels titles for April. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.

Batman leads a team into Santa Prisca to find Bane in Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman Volume 2: I Am Suicide from DC Entertainment, the best-selling graphic novel of April.

In total, DC Entertainment had six titles in the top ten including Superman Volume 2: Trials of the Super Son at #4, Scott Snyder and John Romita, Jr.'s All-Star Batman Volume 1: My Own Worst Enemy at #5, Batman Volume 10: Epilogue at #7, Justice League Volume 2: Outbreak at #8, and Red Hood and the Outlaws Volume 1: Dark Trinity at #10.

Mike Mignola and Gary Gianni's original graphic novel Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea ranked #2 and was one of Dark Horse Comics' two titles among the top ten; also in the top ten from the publisher was Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 9 at #9.

Image Comics rounded out the top ten with two volumes of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga: Saga Volume 7 ranked #3 and the Saga Deluxe Edition Volume 2 hardcover ranked #6.

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2017

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 BATMAN TP VOL 02 I AM SUICIDE $16.99 DC 9781401268541 JAN170376
2 HELLBOY INTO THE SILENT SEA HC $14.99 DAR 9781506701431 DEC160056
3 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781534300606 JAN170850
4 SUPERMAN TP VOL 02 TRIALS OF THE SUPER SON $16.99 DC 9781401268602 JAN170383
5 ALL STAR BATMAN HC VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY $24.99 DC 9781401269784 JAN170374
6 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 02 (MR) $49.99 IMA 9781632159038 FEB170708
7 BATMAN TP VOL 10 EPILOGUE $16.99 DC 9781401268329 JAN170385
8 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 OUTBREAK $16.99 DC 9781401268701 JAN170380
9 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 15 NORTH SOUTH PART 3 $10.99 DAR 9781506701301 DEC160088
10 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 01 DARK TRINITY $16.99 DC 9781401268756 JAN170381
11 BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 01 WHO IS ORACLE $16.99 DC 9781401268671 JAN170377
12 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 02 ISLAND OF SCARS $16.99 DC 9781401270407 JAN170378
13 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 02 WELCOME TO THE PLANET $14.99 DC 9781401269111 JAN170382
14 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 03 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MAR 9781302901912 JAN171111
15 AQUAMAN TP VOL 02 BLACK MANTA RISING $19.99 DC 9781401272272 JAN170375
16 WE STAND ON GUARD TP (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781534301412 FEB170725
17 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 02 PHANTOM LANTERN $19.99 DC 9781401268497 JAN170379
18 WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC 9781401268633 JAN170402
19 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR 9780785131724 JUL100692
20 ART OF MARVEL STUDIOS TP SLIPCASE $99.99 MAR 9780785153375 JUL120647
21 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 06 $14.99 BOO 9781608869541 DEC161385
22 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA 9781632157096 APR160803
23 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA 9781607066019 AUG120491
24 FIX TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781534300484 JAN170826
25 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS TP VOL 02 TRIAL OF MARIA HILL $15.99 MAR 9781302901134 JAN171120
26 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 06 PATIENCE: ZERO $17.99 MAR 9781302902438 JAN171118
27 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781632157119 MAR160684
28 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA 9781632156747 JAN160645
29 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA 9781534300613 DEC160767
30 FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 02 $34.99 DC 9781401268442 JAN170392
31 BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 02 NO MORE SECRETS $17.99 MAR 9780785199762 JAN171110
32 DEADPOOL TP VOL 10 EVIL DEADPOOL $16.99 MAR 9780785160113 JUN120720
33 BORUTO GN VOL 01 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ 9781421592114 FEB172092
34 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781607066927 APR130443
35 YOUNG JUSTICE TP BOOK 01 $29.99 DC 9781401271169 JAN170404
36 CAGE TP $14.99 MAR 9780785127864 JAN171107
37 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 12 $12.99 VIZ 9781421580470 FEB172097
38 DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEYTP VOL 02 IVX $15.99 MAR 9781302908768 JAN171117
39 ARCHIE TP VOL 03 $17.99 ARC 9781682559932 FEB171190
40 REVIVAL TP VOL 08 STAY JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781534300569 JAN170840
41 MOCKINGBIRD TP VOL 02 MY FEMINIST AGENDA $15.99 MAR 9781302901233 JAN171128
42 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 21 $10.99 RAN 9781632363275 FEB171764
43 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE $17.99 DC 9781401267841 OCT160292
44 BRIGGS LAND TP VOL 01 STATE OF GRACE $19.99 DAR 9781506700595 NOV160062
45 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781607069317 JAN140556
46 BATMAN LEGACY TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC 9781401272029 JAN170386
47 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY BUSINESS OGN HC $24.99 MAR 9780785184409 DEC130759
48 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781632150776 OCT140644
49 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM $16.99 DC 9781401267773 OCT160291
50 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781632154385 JUL150565

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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.