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Top 50 Graphic Novels for January 2018

Dark Horse Comics' The Legend of Korra 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 January. 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 adventures of Korra from Nickelodeon's acclaimed animated series The Legend of Korra continue in Dark Horse Comics' The Legend of Korra Volume 2: Turf Wars Part 2 by Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh, the best-selling graphic novel of January.

Image Comics had five titles in the top ten: Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked and the Divine Volume 6: Imperial Phase Part 2 ranked #2, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender Volume 5: Rise of the Robots ranked #4, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Kill or Be Killed Volume 3 ranked #5, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 8 ranked #6, and Vaughan and Staples' Saga Volume 1 ranked #9.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten: Shea Fontana and Yancy Labat's DC Super Hero Girls: Date With Disaster at #3 and Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, John Timms, and Alex Sinclair's Harley Quinn Volume 4: Surprise, Surprise at #10.

Finally, Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten: Ed Brisson and Mike Deodato's Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 6: Days of Anger at #7; and Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Michael Walsh's Vision at #8.

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2018

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 02 TURF WARS PT 2 $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506700403 SEP170087
2 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 06 IMPERIAL PHASE PART 2 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304734 NOV170862
3 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS DATE WITH DISASTER TP $9.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278786 NOV170216
4 DESCENDER TP VOL 05 RISE OF THE ROBOTS $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303454 NOV170741
5 KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304710 NOV170691-M
6 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303492 OCT170715
7 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 06 DAYS OF ANGER $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905750 NOV171057-M
8 VISION HC $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908539 OCT170993
9 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
10 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 04 SURPRISE SURPRISE $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275266 OCT170360
11 NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 BLOCKBUSTER $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275334 OCT170361
12 AQUAMAN TP VOL 04 UNDERWORLD $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275426 OCT170357
13 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 04 SERIOUS BUSINESS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908065 OCT171005
14 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 04 FRACTURE $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275198 OCT170359
15 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785156598 JUL110745
16 HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1954 TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506702070 SEP170037
17 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE COMPLETE COLL TP $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275242 OCT170370
18 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 03 MOJO WORLDWIDE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910891 NOV171062
19 BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 02 RISE OF THE DEMON $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275228 OCT170358
20 ONLY END OF THE WORLD AGAIN HC $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506706122 AUG170018
21 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632156747 JAN160645
22 CURSE WORDS TP VOL 02 EXPLOSIONTOWN (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304727 NOV170737
23 ELSEWHERE TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304697 OCT170630
24 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN WORLDWIDE TP VOL 07 $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302902940 NOV171055
25 LOBO BY KEITH GIFFEN & ALAN GRANT TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401274771 OCT170373
26 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401245252 FEB140265-M
27 BLACK AF AMERICAS SWEETHEART GN $9.99 BLACK MASK COMICS 9781628751918 SEP171271
27 MECH CADET YU TP VOL 01 DISCOVER NOW PX $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS 9781684151974 NOV171296
29 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534300606 JAN170850
30 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 01 IMPERIAL MACH $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302907440 AUG171045
31 DEAD DROP TP $9.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 9781939346858 AUG151794
32 TMNT ALLIES & ENEMIES TP $17.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781631406133 MAR160346
33 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066927 APR130443
34 BATMAN TP VOL 04 THE WAR OF JOKES & RIDDLES $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401273613 SEP170400
35 PUNISHER TP VOL 03 KING OF NEW YORK STREETS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905415 NOV171067
36 VENOM TP VOL 03 LETHAL PROTECTOR BLOOD IN THE WATER $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302906047 NOV171054
37 IMMORTAL IRON FISTS MPGN TP $14.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905361 OCT171008
38 SUPER POWERS BY JACK KIRBY TP $39.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401271404 OCT170376
39 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157096 APR160803
40 BATMAN FLASH THE BUTTON DELUXE ED HC $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401276447 JUN170380-M
41 SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL TP VOL 02 LITTLE RUNAWAY (MR) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275457 OCT170347
42 BLACK PANTHER ADVENTURES DIGEST TP $9.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910341 OCT171002
43 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302900533 JUN160956
44 DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA TP (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303836 OCT170626
45 DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 05 SECRET EMPIRE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905897 OCT171010
46 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421595832 DEC171944
47 SPY SEAL TP VOL 01 CORTEN-STEEL PHOENIX $12.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304796 NOV170686
48 GENERATION GONE TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304703 OCT170635
49 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 18 THE GIFT (MR) $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275389 OCT170391
50 INHUMANS VS X-MEN TP $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302906900 NOV171068

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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.