Top 25 Graphic Novels for March 2017

Image Comics’ Saga Volume 7To help educators and librarians to be informed about what their students and patrons are buying from their local comic shops, we present the Top 25 Graphic Novels titles for February. 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 Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 7 from Image Comics was March's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten from Image Comics were The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War at #2 and Deadly Class Volume 5: Carousel at #10.

DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten: Harley Quinn Volume 1: Die Laughing at #3, Suicide Squad Volume 1: The Black Vault at #4, Titans Volume 1: The Return of Wally West at #6, Deathstroke Volume 1: The Professional at #8, and Batgirl Volume 1: Beyond Burnside at #9.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with two titles: Death of X at #5 and Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Wolverine: Old Man Logan at #7.

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2017

1 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781534300606 JAN170850
2 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 27 WHISPERER WAR $14.99 IMA 9781534300521 AUG168569
3 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 DIE LAUGHING $16.99 DC 9781401268312 DEC160373
4 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 THE BLACK VAULT $16.99 DC 9781401269814 DEC160375
5 DEATH OF X TP $17.99 MAR 9781302903374 DEC161096
6 TITANS TP VOL 01 THE RETURN OF WALLY WEST $16.99 DC 9781401268176 DEC160376
7 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR 9780785131724 JUL100692
8 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 01 THE PROFESSIONAL $16.99 DC 9781401268237 DEC160372
9 BATGIRL TP VOL 01 BEYOND BURNSIDE $16.99 DC 9781401268404 DEC160370
10 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 05 CAROUSEL (MR) $14.99 IMA 9781534300552 JAN170822
11 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 01 THE POISON TRUTH $16.99 DC 9781401268862 DEC160374
12 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 01 SECRET ORIGINS $14.99 DAR 9781616557867 NOV160051
13 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 IDW 9781603093002 JUN131298
14 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 23 $16.99 IMA 9781632158888 OCT160686
15 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ 9781421592268 JAN172162
16 MARCH GN BOOK 03 $19.99 IDW 9781603094023 JUN160408
17 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ 9781421593470 JAN172159
18 MARCH GN BOOK 02 $19.95 IDW 9781603094009 NOV141657
19 ANIMOSITY TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 AFT 9781935002895 JAN171219
20 HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR 9780785163886 MAY120746
21 DEADPOOL TOO SOON TP $17.99 MAR 9781302902988 DEC161094
22 KARNAK TP FLAW IN ALL THINGS $17.99 MAR 9780785198482 JUN160964
24 FLINTSTONES TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC 9781401268374 DEC160395
25 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA 9781607066019 AUG120491

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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.