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Top 50 Graphic Novels for August 2017

Image Comics' Paper Girls Volume 3To 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 August. 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 Cliff Chiang's Paper Girls Volume 3 from Image Comics was August's best-selling graphic novel.

In total, Image had five titles in the top ten including Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw's God Country at #3, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Kill or Be Killed Volume 2 at #4, Mark Millar and Greg Capullo's Reborn at #7, and Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez's Old Guard Book 1: Opening Fire at #9.

DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten: Tom King, David Finch, and Danny Miki's Batman Volume 3: I Am Bane at #2; Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp's Wonder Woman Volume 3: The Truth at #5; and Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's Superman Volume 3: Multiplicity at #8.

Marvel Comics had two titles among the top ten: Marc Guggenheim and Ardian Syaf's X-Men Gold Volume 1: Back to Basics at #6 and Cullen Bunn, Jorge Molina, and Matteo Buffagni's X-Men Blue Volume 1: Strangest at #10.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03 $12.99 IMA 9781534302235 JUN170777
2 BATMAN TP VOL 03 I AM BANE (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC 9781401271312 MAY170321
3 GOD COUNTRY TP (MR) $16.99 IMA 9781534302341 MAY170624-M
4 KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMA 9781534302280 MAY170693-M
5 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 03 THE TRUTH (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC 9781401271411 MAY170328
6 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 01 BACK TO BASICS $15.99 MAR 9781302907303 MAY170943
7 REBORN HC (MR) $24.99 IMA 9781534301580 FEB170703-M
8 SUPERMAN TP VOL 03 MULTIPLICITY (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC 9781401271541 MAY170327
9 OLD GUARD TP BOOK 01 OPENING FIRE (MR) $16.99 IMA 9781534302402 JUN170687-M
10 X-MEN BLUE TP VOL 01 STRANGEST $15.99 MAR 9781302907280 MAY170944
11 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 01 THE EXTREMISTS (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC 9781401273538 MAY170326
12 DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER TP $15.99 MAR 9781302907488 MAY170963
13 JUPITERS LEGACY TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMA 9781632158895 JAN170831
14 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 03 EMERALD OUTLAW (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC 9781401271336 MAY170324
15 LOCKE & KEY HEAVEN & EARTH DLX HC ED $14.99 IDW 9781684051816 MAY170508
16 WEAPON X TP VOL 01 WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION PRELUDE $15.99 MAR 9781302907341 MAY170945
17 AQUAMAN TP VOL 03 CROWN OF ATLANTIS (REBIRTH) $19.99 DC 9781401271497 MAY170320
18 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA 9781607066019 AUG120491
19 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA 9781632157096 APR160803
20 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 03 QUEST FOR HOPE (REBIRTH) $19.99 DC 9781401271640 MAY170325
21 LOCKJAW DOG DAYS TP $7.99 MAR 9781302910501 JUN170908
22 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781534300606 JAN170850
23 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS TP VOL 03 EMPIRE BUILDING $19.99 MAR 9781302906160 MAY170958
24 BATMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01 $34.99 DC 9781401271329 MAY170322
25 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 08 TIL DEATH DO US $17.99 MAR 9781302905439 MAY170956
26 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ 9781421596563 JUN172127
27 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (REBIRTH) $17.99 DC 9781401267841 OCT160292
28 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA 9781632156747 JAN160645
29 SH*T MY PRESIDENT SAYS ILLUSTRATED TWEETS OF DONALD TRUMP HC $14.99 IDW 9781603094108 MAY170525
30 SUPER POWERS TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC 9781401268428 MAY170350
31 NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 07 $19.99 DC 9781401271626 MAY170348
32 TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC 9781401271534 MAY170346
33 HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK HC $29.99 DC 9781401269760 MAY170341
34 DEADPOOL 2099 TP $14.99 MAR 9781302900922 MAY170969
35 COLOR YOUR OWN MARVEL MASTERS TP $9.99 MAR 9781302902735 APR171144
36 PROVIDENCE LTD HC ACT 03 (MR) $21.99 AVA 9781592912933 JUN171260
37 UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL TP VOL 03 TOTALLY IN CONTINUITY $19.99 MAR 9781302905477 MAY170967
38 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 14 $12.99 VIZ 9781421590431 JUN172120
39 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 22 $10.99 RAN 9781632364258 MAY171669
40 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMA 9781534300415 APR170834
41 MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 ALIEN NATION $15.99 MAR 9781302906054 MAY170953
42 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI 9781932664089 FEB108442
43 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR 9780785156598 JUL110745
44 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC 9781401245252 FEB140265-M
45 BATGIRL STEPHANIE BROWN TP VOL 01 $29.99 DC 9781401269104 MAY170330
46 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 04 $19.99 ONI 9781620104286 MAY171724
47 DARK HORSE BOOK OF HORROR HC $19.99 DAR 9781506703725 APR170077
48 BEAUTY TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMA 9781534302327 JUN170728
49 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI 9781620102817 JUL151482
50 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781607066927 APR130443

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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.