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Top 50 Graphic Novels for October 2017

Image Comics' The Walking Dead: Here's NeganTo 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 October. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.

The Walking Dead: Here's Negan, a hardcover collection of the comic strip by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn originally published in Image Comics' IMAGE+ magazine, was October's best-selling graphic novel and one of Image Comics' six titles in the top ten.

Also charting for Image Comics were Seven to Eternity Volume 2 at #3, Rat Queens Volume 4: High Fantasies at #4, I Hate Fairyland Volume 3: Good Girl at #6, Redneck Volume 1: Deep in the Heart at #7, and Low Volume 4: Outer Aspects of Inner Attitudes at #10.

DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, led by Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition at #2, followed by Super Sons Volume 1: When I Grow Up at #5 and Batman: Detective Comics Volume 3: League at #9.

Marvel Comics' Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel ranked #8 for the month.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN HC (MR) $19.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303270 JUL170766-M
2 BATMAN FLASH THE BUTTON DELUXE ED HC $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401276447 JUN170380-M
3 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303218 AUG170728
4 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 04 HIGH FANTASIES (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632158994 AUG170704
5 SUPER SONS TP VOL 01 WHEN I GROW UP $12.99 DC COMICS 9781401274016 JUL170465
6 I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 03 GOOD GIRL (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303300 AUG170669
7 REDNECK TP VOL 01 DEEP IN THE HEART (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303317 AUG170579-M
8 STAR WARS SCREAMING CITADEL TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302906788 JUL171215
9 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 03 LEAGUE $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401276096 JUL170458
10 LOW TP VOL 04 OUTER ASPECTS OF INNER ATTITUDES (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534302297 JUN170763
11 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 05 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534302495 JUL170853
12 BATMAN NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN TP $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401274313 JUL170456
13 CIVIL WAR II TP $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302901578 AUG171021
14 WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910853 AUG171029
15 MR HIGGINS COMES HOME HC $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506704661 JUN170024
16 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 02 WHO IS ARTEMIS $14.99 DC COMICS 9781401273996 JUL170462
17 WILD STORM TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401274184 JUL170486
18 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 14 (MR) $34.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303294 AUG170745
19 STAR WARS ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 $9.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781684052059 AUG170383
20 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 03 TWILIGHT $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401274061 JUL170457
21 WILDSTORM A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS HC $29.99 DC COMICS 9781401276522 MAY170352
22 FLINTSTONES TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401273989 JUL170475
23 SECRET EMPIRE HC $60.00 MARVEL COMICS 9780785194521 AUG171008
24 HELLBOY IN HELL LIBRARY EDITION HC $49.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506703633 JUN170017
25 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02 ESCAPE FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401274337 JUL170464
26 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE TP VOL 03 $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401274269 JUL170479
27 PLASTIC TP (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303775 AUG170576
28 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS TP VOL 05 DEATH OF ILLUSION $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401276034 JUL170471
29 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 02 THE SMOKELESS FIRE $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401273897 JUL170459
30 AMERICA TP VOL 01 LIFE & TIMES  OF AMERICA CHAVEZ $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908812 JUL171208-M
31 VENOM TP VOL 02 LAND BEFORE CRIME $16.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302906030 AUG171024
32 SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 04 PREDATORS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905965 JUL171213
33 LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 01 TRUST ME $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785189312 MAY140936
34 JEAN GREY TP VOL 01 NIGHTMARE FUEL $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908775 JUL171210
35 DEMON BY JACK KIRBY TP $29.99 DC COMICS 9781401277185 JUL170472
36 FLASH BY MARK WAID TP BOOK 03 $34.99 DC COMICS 9781401273927 JUL170473
37 SHANG-CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302901325 APR171133-M
38 BLACK CLOUD TP VOL 01 NO EXIT (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303287 JUL170732
39 DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 03 BLOOD IN THE AETHER $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302903008 AUG171034
40 INJUSTICE 2 HC VOL 01 $24.99 DC COMICS 9781401274412 JUL170474
41 WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01 $34.99 DC COMICS 9781401276782 JUL170466
42 STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING TP VOL 01 WARP TOUR $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS 9781684150335 JUN171340
43 JUSTICE LEAGUE THEIR GREATEST TRIUMPHS TP $9.99 DC COMICS 9781401273514 JUL170482
43 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
43 BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER TP VOL 01 BACK IN THE HOOD $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785194583 AUG171022
46 BLACK PANTHER CREW TP WE ARE THE STREETS $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908324 JUL171212
47 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC. 9781620102817 JUL151482
48 HULK WORLD WAR HULK OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908126 APR171130
49 VISITOR HOW AND WHY HE STAYED TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506703459 JUN170030
50 ANIMOSITY TP VOL 02 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS 9781935002741 AUG171130

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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.