Quantcast

Top 50 Graphic Novels for January 2019

DC Entertainment -- Dark Nights: MetalTo 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 for January. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and manga based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops.

The paperback edition of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Metal from DC Entertainment topped the graphic novel chart in January.

Also in the top ten from DC Entertainment were Dark Days: Road to Metal at #8 and Sean Murphy's Batman: White Knight at #9.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Gauntlet at #2, followed by The Life of Captain Marvel at #3, Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Volume 4 at #4, Cosmic Ghost Rider: Baby Thanos Must Die at #5, and Spider-Geddon: Edge of Spider-Geddon at #10. Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston's Black Hammer Volume 3: Age of Doom Part 1 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #6.

Image Comic was also in the top ten; Rob Guillory's Farmhand Volume 1 ranked #7.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2019

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 DARK NIGHTS METAL TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401288587 OCT180569
2 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785156598 JUL110745
3 LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912536 OCT181018-M
4 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 04 FORTRESS VADE $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910570 OCT181014
5 COSMIC GHOST RIDER TP BABY THANOS MUST DIE $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913533 NOV181028
6 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 03 AGE OF DOOM PART I $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506703893 SEP180278
7 FARMHAND TP VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534309852 OCT180065
8 DARK DAYS ROAD TO METAL TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401287627 OCT180568
9 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401279592 JUL180733
9 SPIDER-GEDDON TP EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914745 OCT181015
11 DEADPOOL SKOTTIE YOUNG TP VOL 01 MERCIN HARD FOR MONEY $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911720 OCT181017
12 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974702237 NOV182135
13 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974701445 NOV182136
14 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA TP VOL 04 CATASTROPHE CON $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911539 OCT181013
15 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308374 JUL180297
16 PROBLEM OF SUSAN AND OTHER STORIES HC $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506705118 SEP180261
17 CONAN THE BARBARIAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915124 JUL181158-M
18 EXTERMINATION TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913571 NOV181025
19 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
20 TONY STARK IRON MAN TP VOL 01 SELF MADE MAN $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912727 OCT181016
21 THANOS RISING TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785184003 JUL130704
22 DEATH OF INHUMANS TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913007 OCT181024
23 X-23 TP VOL 01 FAMILY ALBUM $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913083 OCT181026
24 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 06 INTERG EMPIRE WAKANDA PT 01 $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912932 NOV181021
24 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974702572 NOV182137
26 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 10 END OF WORLD $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913427 OCT181025
27 MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES GN TP CAPTAIN MARVEL $9.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915698 OCT181022
28 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157096 APR160803
29 INFINITY TP $49.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785184232 JUN140730
30 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632156747 JAN160645
31 DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL TP $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915933 SEP181033
32 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 07 DARKSTARS RISING $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401285647 OCT180583
33 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401245252 FEB140265-M
34 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR COMPLETE COLL TP $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401285807 OCT180590
35 INFINITY WAR TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785121053 JAN062102
36 IRON FIST MPGN TP $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914677 OCT180954
37 WHAT IF? CLASSIC TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 01 $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302916114 OCT181035
38 MS MARVEL EPIC COLLECTION TP WOMAN WARRIOR $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302916398 OCT181020
38 MILES MORALES ULT SPIDER-MAN ULT COLL TP BOOK 01 $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785197782 MAY150837
40 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632150035 MAY140626-M
41 DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 08 DEATH OF DAREDEVIL $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914523 NOV181035
42 BPRD HELL ON EARTH HC VOL 04 $34.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506706542 AUG180371
43 BATWOMAN TP VOL 03 FALL OF THE HOUSE OF KANE $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401285777 OCT180563
44 NEW WORLD TP (MR) $17.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308725 OCT180092
45 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 08 GHOSTS OF THE PAST $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401285906 OCT180581
46 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 20 SYSTEMS OF CONTROL (MR) $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401285692 OCT180589
47 ASTONISHING X-MEN BY MATT ROSENBERG TP UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912963 OCT181027
48 FLASH ROGUES REVERSE FLASH TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401289256 OCT180576
49 GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 01 BLACK BARN (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308527 AUG180153
50 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE TP VOL 02 NEXT OF KIN $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914912 NOV181041

This information may not be reproduced in any format without the express permission of Diamond Comic Distributors.

For retailers, Diamond offers the Top 500 Comics and Top 500 Graphic Novels sales charts on the Diamond Tools page of the Diamond Retailer Services website to provide more information about the industry's top selling publications.

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.