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Top 50 Graphic Novels for June 2018

DC Entertainment's Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition HardcoverTo 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 June. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.

Collecting DC Entertainment's best-selling event, the Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition hardcover by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo was June's best-selling graphic novel.

Also from DC Entertainment among the top ten, Dark Nights Metal: Dark Nights Rising, a collection of the tie-in one-shots, ranked #2; Dark Nights Metal: The Resistance, ranked #3; The Flash Volume 6: A Cold Day in Hell ranked #8; Batman: Detective Comics Volume 6: Fall of the Batmen ranked #9; and Super Sons of Tomorrow ranked #10.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten: Thanos Wins ranked #4, and Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Gauntlet ranked #5.

Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's Southern Bastards Volume 4: Gut Check from Image Comics ranked #6.

Dark Horse Comics' Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald, with art by Rafael Albuquerque, ranked #7.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277321 JAN180379
2 DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK NIGHTS RISING HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277376 JAN180380
3 DARK NIGHTS METAL THE RESISTANCE TP $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401282981 JAN180381
4 THANOS WINS BY DONNY CATES TP $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905590 APR180867-M
5 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785156598 JUL110745
6 SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 04 GUT CHECK (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534301948 NOV170835
7 NEIL GAIMAN STUDY IN EMERALD HC $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506703930 FEB180021
8 FLASH TP VOL 06 COLD DAY IN HELL REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280789 MAR180343
9 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 06 FALL OF THE BATMEN REBIRTH $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401281458 MAR180334
10 SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW TP REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401282394 MAR180354
11 DC YOUNG ANIMAL MILK WARS TP (MR) $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277338 MAR180321
12 HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL TP $16.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785193104 DEC140975
13 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 06 PEOPLE VS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280765 MAR180349
14 ICE CREAM MAN TP VOL 01 RAINBOW SPRINKLES $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306752 APR180546-M
15 HELLBOY COMPLETE SHORT STORIES TP VOL 01 $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506706641 FEB180036
16 HIT-GIRL TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308091 APR180502
17 CAPTAIN AMERICA BY WAID AND SAMNEE TP VOL 01 HOME OF BRAVE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909925 MAR180991
18 SECRET EMPIRE TP $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785194538 APR180859
19 TEEN TITANS GO THIER GREATEST HIJINKS TP $9.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401282400 MAR180356
20 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 05 TWILIGHT OT GUARDIANS REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280376 MAR180347
21 DOCTOR STRANGE BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 01 GOD OF MAGIC $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910648 MAR181000
22 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421598031 APR181944
23 HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 STRANGE PLACES $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506706672 FEB180037
24 HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1955 TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506705316 FEB180039
25 GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785190646 APR140786
26 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157096 APR160803
27 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 04 CLOCKWORK ASSASSIN $9.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS 9780996603096 APR181371
28 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 06 A WORLD OF OUR OWN REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280666 MAR180346
29 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN WORLDWIDE TP VOL 08 $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302907594 MAR180995
30 BOMBSHELLS UNITED TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280239 MAR180340
31 GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 02 $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785190639 AUG140918
32 BATMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 02 $34.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280352 MAR180335
33 DISNEY PIXAR INCREDIBLES 2 HEROES AT HOME HC $7.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506709437 APR180034
34 DAREDEVIL YELLOW TP $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785109693 APR110721
35 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 08 MY BEST FRIENDS SQUIRREL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910761 MAR180998
36 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
37 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303492 OCT170715
38 GOTHAM CITY GARAGE TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280192 MAR180344
39 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 08 $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785167327 DEC120759
40 IT WILL ALL HURT TP $18.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306721 MAR180607
41 MYSTIK U TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280567 MAR180351
42 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534300361 DEC160774
42 TRINITY TP VOL 02 DEAD SPACE REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280505 MAR180357
44 DEFENDERS TP VOL 02 KINGPINS OF NEW YORK $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302907471 MAR180992
45 TALES OF SUSPENSE HAWKEYE AND WINTER SOLDIER TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911898 MAR180990
46 AVENGERS NO SURRENDER HC $50.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911454 APR180846
47 WONDER WOMAN CONAN HC $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280215 MAR180358
48 DEADPOOL TP VOL 02 DARK REIGN $14.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785132745 OCT090622
49 QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY THEM PRONOUNS GN $7.99 ONI PRESS INC. 9781620104996 FEB181690
50 DEADPOOL TP VOL 07 SPACE ODDITY $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785151388 SEP110663

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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.