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Top 50 Best-Selling Graphic Novels for January 2020

Marvel Comics -- Absolute CarnageTo 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 February. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and manga based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops.

Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Absolute Carnage, collecting Marvel Comics' crossover event, was January's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten from Marvel Comics, League of Legends: Lux ranked #4 and House of X/Powers of X, the best-selling graphic novel of December, ranked #5.

DC had four titles in the top ten. Their top book, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Victoria Yang's Diana: Princess of the Amazons, the young readers graphic novel about Wonder Woman's childhood, ranked #2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen ranked #3, Green Lantern: Legacy ranked #9, and Louise Simonson and Kit Seaton's Wonder Womman: Warbringer, adapting Leigh Bardugo's young adult novel, ranked #10.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten. Stranger Things: Zombie Boys, ranked #6, and Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and Rich Tommaso's Black Hammer Volume 4: Age of Doom Part 2 ranked #8.

Also in the top ten, VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 22, January's best-selling manga, ranked #7 on the graphic novels chart.

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2020

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302919085 OCT191107
2 DIANA PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS TP $9.99 DC COMICS 9781401291112 SEP190470
3 WATCHMEN TP $24.99 DC COMICS 9781779501127 JUN190614-M
4 LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TP LUX $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302919436 JUL191064
5 HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X HC $60.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915704 SEP190963-M
6 STRANGER THINGS ZOMBIE BOYS VOL 01 $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506713090 OCT190311
7 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 22 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974709656 OCT192290
8 BLACK HAMMER TP VOL 04 AGE OF DOOM PART II $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506708164 MAY190209
9 GREEN LANTERN LEGACY TP $9.99 DC COMICS 9781401283551 SEP190471
10 WONDER WOMAN WARBRINGER TP $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401282554 SEP190472
11 INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302921422 JUL191095-M
12 SHADOW OF THE BATGIRL TP $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401289782 OCT190493
13 NO LONGER HUMAN HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $34.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974707096 OCT192289
14 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974709465 OCT192291
15 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 06 ABSOLUTE CARNAG $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917272 OCT191115
16 LAZARUS TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308428 NOV190089
16 LOEG VOL IV TEMPEST HC $29.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781603094566 MAY190661
18 LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT $19.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781600103841 JUN090991
19 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974707775 OCT192292
20 BLACK CAT TP VOL 01 GRAND THEFT MARVEL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302919207 OCT191113
21 SEA OF STARS TP VOL 01 $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534314955 OCT190059
22 MILES MORALES TP VOL 02 BRING ON BAD GUYS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914790 OCT191116
23 CONAN BARBARIAN ORIG MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917838 JUL191093-M
24 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS DEADPOOL TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302920975 OCT191111
25 DIE TP VOL 01 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534312708 MAR190080
26 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP MAXIMUM CARNAGE $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302921903 OCT191135
27 CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 01 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506714813 JUN190303
28 FANTASTIC FOUR GRAND DESIGN TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917692 SEP190986
29 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974711635 NOV192091
30 VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER TP VOL 01 $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302920296 OCT191114
31 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE MILES MORALES TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302920142 OCT191109
32 AVENGERS BY JASON AARON TP VOL 05 CHALLENGE OF GHOST RIDERS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302920937 NOV190972
33 DREAMING TP VOL 02 EMPTY SHELLS (MR) $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401295639 OCT190657
34 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 FALLING STAR $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302916886 OCT191117
35 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE IMMORTAL HULK & OTHER TALES TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302924485 OCT191112
36 LOKI TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302920319 OCT191119
37 BOWIE STARDUST RAYGUNS & MOONAGE DAYDREAMS HC GN $39.99 INSIGHT COMICS 9781683834489 NOV191780-M
38 DCEASED HC $29.99 DC COMICS 9781401294403 AUG190650
39 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421582696 JUN151643
40 BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 DYNAMITE 9781524108595 DEC181256-M
41 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE HC NEW ED $17.99 DC COMICS 9781401294052 JUN190574-M
41 LUCIFER TP VOL 02 THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (MR) $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401295721 OCT190684
43 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE SCREAM TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302920159 OCT191108
44 BIRDS OF PREY HARLEY QUINN TP $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401298920 OCT190651
45 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE LETHAL PROTECTORS TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302920135 OCT191110
46 FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 HOSTILE TAKEOVERS $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302916916 SEP190987
47 INJUSTICE VS THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401295400 OCT190675
48 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 08 INTERG EMPIRE WAKANDA PT 03 $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914462 SEP190983
49 UNEARTH TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534314924 OCT190071
50 EARTH X TP NEW PTG $29.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302924591 NOV190956

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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.