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Top 50 Graphic Novels for October 2019

DC Comics -- Doomsday Clock Part 1Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and manga based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops. To 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 October.

DC Comics' Doomsday Clock Part 1, a collection of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's sequel to Watchmen involving the heroes of the DC Universe, was October's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten from DC Comics, DC Super Hero Girls at Metropolis High ranked #6.

Image Comics had four titles in the top ten: Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked + The Divine Volume 9 at #2; Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Ascender Volume 1 at #5; The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4, compleing Robert Kirkman's zombie series, at #7; and Gideon Falls Volume 3: Stations of the Cross at #10.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten: Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley's Spider-Man: Life Story at #3 and Jim Starlin and Alan Davis' Thanos: The Infinity Ending at #4.

Dark Horse Comics' Critical Role Volume 1: Vox Machina Origins ranked #8.

Finally, VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 21 ranked #9 for the month overall and was October's best-selling manga title.

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2019

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 01 $24.99 DC COMICS 9781779501202 JUL190638
2 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 09 $17.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534312494 JUN190046
3 SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917333 JUL191106
4 THANOS OGN HC INFINITY ENDING $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908164 JUN191038
5 ASCENDER TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534313484 AUG190065
6 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS AT METROPOLIS HIGH TP $9.99 DC COMICS 9781401289706 JUL190526
7 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 04 $59.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534313408 JUL190111
8 CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 01 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506714813 JUN190303
9 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 21 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974709502 AUG192431
10 GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 03 STATIONS OF THE CROSS $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534313446 AUG190124
11 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP TEAM AVATAR TALES $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506707938 MAY180351
12 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 18 IMBALANCE PART 3 $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506708133 MAY190259
13 IMMORTAL HULK HC VOL 01 $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302919658 APR190949
14 BLACK CANARY IGNITE TP DC ZOOM $9.99 DC COMICS 9781401286200 JUN190463
15 BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 DYNAMITE 9781524108595 DEC181256-M
16 NAOMI SEASON ONE HC $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401294953 JUL190653
17 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 09 NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534312135 JUL190099
18 SUPER SONS BOOK 02 THE FOXGLOVE MISSION TP DC ZOOM $9.99 DC COMICS 9781401286408 JUN190464
19 POWER RANGERS PSYCHO PATH ORIGINAL GN $19.99 BOOM! STUDIOS 9781684154586 JUN191283
20 COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917456 JUL191102
21 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 05 BEHIND SCENES $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914356 JUL191100
22 SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302919047 AUG191147
23 STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917869 JUL191114
24 SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 THE UNITY SAGA PHANTOM EARTH $17.99 DC COMICS 9781401294380 JUL190656
25 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401235420 DEC120323
26 BLACK HAMMER 45 WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 01 $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506708508 JUN190284
27 STAR WARS TIE FIGHTER TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302918620 JUL191113
28 MS MARVEL BY SALADIN AHMED TP VOL 01 $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302918293 JUL191105
29 JOKER TP BLACK LABEL $14.99 DC COMICS 9781401291860 APR190556
30 THOR TP VOL 03 WARS END $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914455 AUG191152
31 SPIDER-GWEN GN TP GWEN STACY $12.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302919863 AUG191170
32 MAJOR X TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917418 JUL191103
33 BLACK HAMMER STREETS OF SPIRAL TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506709413 JUN190283
34 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 02 LORDS OF ORDER $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401294601 JUL190651
35 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP RED GOBLIN $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302920425 AUG191157
35 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS HC $29.99 DC COMICS 9781401294038 JUN190568
37 VERY DC HALLOWEEN TP $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401294472 JUL190637
38 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974710539 AUG192433
39 DIE TP VOL 01 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534312708 MAR190080
40 BATMAN DAMNED HC (MR) $29.99 DC COMICS 9781401291402 MAR190571
41 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401267773 OCT160291
42 STUMPTOWN TP VOL 01 (SQ1) (MR) $10.00 ONI PRESS INC. 9781620104408 JUN171847
43 SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR TP $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302919016 JUL191101
44 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE HC $17.99 DC COMICS 9781401294052 JUN190574
45 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 03 THE TRIALS OF HARLEY QUINN $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401291914 JUL190643
46 DEADPOOL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG TP VOL 03 WEASEL GOES TO HELL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914400 AUG191150
47 INVISIBLE KINGDOM TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506712277 JUN190306
48 WILD STORM TP VOL 04 (RES) $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401292713 JUL190666
49 HEROES IN CRISIS THE PRICE AND OTHER STORIES HC $29.99 DC COMICS 9781401299644 JUN190599
50 WATCHMEN TP $24.99 DC COMICS 9781779501127 JUN190614-M

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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.