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Top 100 Non-Premier Graphic Novels: Year 2019

VIZ Media -- My Hero Academia Volume 1Kouhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia Volume 1, the first chapter in the popular manga series from VIZ Media about a school for super-heroes, was 2019's best-selling non-premier graphic novel.

In total, VIZ Media had four of the year's top ten, all volumes of My Hero Academia; volume 2 ranked #5, volume 17 ranked #7, and volume 3 ranked #8.

Tokyopop had two volumes in the top ten, both based on the Disney Channel's Descendants movies: Disney Descendants: Evie's Wicked Runway Volume 1 ranked #2, and Disney Descendants: Evie's Wicked Runway Volume 2 ranked #4.

Action Lab Entertainment's Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Nor Season 2: No Evil Doing, based on the French CGI animated series, ranked #3.

:01 First Second had two volumes of the Adventure Zone series in the top ten; Volume 2: Murder on the Rockport Limited ranked #6 and Volume 1: Here There Be Gerblins ranked #10.

Brenna Thummler's graphic novel Sheets, published by Lion Forge, rounded out the top ten at #9.

TOP 100 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2019

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OVERALL
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OVERALL
DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 25 93 17.28 JUN151643 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
2 35 64 14.43 JAN192254 DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 01 $15.99 TOKYOPOP
3 36 190 14.36 SEP181357 MIRACULOUS TALES LADYBUG CAT NOIR TP S2 VOL 04 NO EVIL DOING $8.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
4 37 72 13.96 FEB192149 DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 02 $15.99 TOKYOPOP
5 63 252 10.66 SEP151698 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
6 89 80 9.01 MAY191698 ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 02 MURDER ON ROCKPORT LIMITED $19.99 :01 FIRST SECOND
7 95 354 8.72 DEC182240 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
8 100 362 8.44 DEC151700 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
9 101 274 8.38 JUN181858 SHEETS GN $12.99 LION FORGE
10 106 85 8.25 MAY181739 ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 01 HERE THERE BE GERBLINS $19.99 :01 FIRST SECOND
11 107 366 8.23 JUN158141 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
12 122 152 7.53 MAY161133 SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
13 124 434 7.52 FEB192177 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
14 127 95 7.44 FEB192164 SMASHED JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION HC (MR) $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
15 129 446 7.36 APR192159 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 19 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
16 156 83 6.56 AUG131498 UZUMAKI 3IN1 DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $27.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
17 175 588 6.27 JUN192124 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 20 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
18 182 777 6.16 MAY191277 MIRACULOUS TALES LADYBUG CAT NOIR TP S2 VOL 08 TEAR OF JOY $8.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
19 188 625 6.11 AUG192431 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 21 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
20 191 604 6.09 MAR161872 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
21 194 628 6.05 NOV182135 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
22 204 663 5.88 MAR192172 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
23 209 670 5.76 MAR192171 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
24 214 424 5.68 APR151799 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
25 216 677 5.63 JUN161950 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
26 225 731 5.47 NOV182136 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
27 229 694 5.44 MAR172201 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
28 233 741 5.39 NOV182137 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
29 256 463 5.08 JUL191974 GUTS GN $12.99 GRAPHIX
30 263 804 5.05 MAY182167 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
31 268 204 4.91 OCT171949 SHIVER HC JUNJI ITO $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
32 281 867 4.79 SEP162091 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
33 283 898 4.79 JUN192125 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
34 295 312 4.69 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
35 297 479 4.67 NOV182111 RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT TP $15.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
36 311 958 4.50 JUN171847 STUMPTOWN TP VOL 01 (SQ1) (MR) $10.00 ONI PRESS INC.
37 329 988 4.37 AUG182426 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
38 331 973 4.34 JUN158140 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
39 333 125 4.33 OCT162014 TOMIE COMPLETE DLX ED HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $34.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
40 334 684 4.33 MAR191527 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 05 LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI $11.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
41 339 1029 4.31 MAY192138 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
42 350 1026 4.24 DEC162086 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 07 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
43 356 646 4.19 MAY191278 PRINCELESS TP VOL 08 PRINCESSES $14.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
44 358 1077 4.16 JUN192119 MY HERO ACADEMIA SMASH GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
45 364 310 4.11 AUG182424 FRANKENSTEIN HC JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
46 371 1094 4.05 JUN182184 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
47 373 213 4.03 AUG090981 AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 KODANSHA COMICS
48 374 1106 4.02 OCT182065 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
49 379 681 4.00 NOV181858 VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER TP VOL 03 ABSOLUTION $14.99 LION FORGE
50 381 1146 3.99 FEB192176 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
51 382 1151 3.99 JUL192408 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
52 383 1101 3.98 JAN172159 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
53 384 659 3.97 APR128211 AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER NEW PTG $12.99 GRAPHIX
54 426 503 3.73 SEP162089 LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 01 OCARINA TIME $17.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
55 427 1253 3.72 MAY192135 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
56 438 1252 3.68 MAR172203 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 08 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
57 441 1099 3.68 OCT181745 DOG MAN GN VOL 06 BRAWL OF THE WILD $9.99 GRAPHIX
58 442 422 3.67 SEP151087 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 01 MYSTERY OF MECHANICAL CORPSE $19.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
59 452 454 3.62 MAR192169 JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 4 DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE HC VOL 01 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
60 454 797 3.61 APR191314 LOLLIPOP KIDS TP VOL 01 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
61 458 1257 3.58 OCT171954 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
62 461 2031 3.57 DEC182039 MAGICAL BEATDOWN GN VOL 01 (MR) $6.00 SILVER SPROCKET
63 471 558 3.52 APR151804 FRAGMENTS OF HORROR HC JUNJI ITO (MR) $17.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
64 475 498 3.50 JAN192012 RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
65 484 1353 3.47 JUN172118 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
66 489 618 3.46 JAN191600 VAMPIRONICA TP VOL 01 $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
67 529 718 3.26 JAN192112 LIFE IS STRANGE TP VOL 01 $16.99 TITAN COMICS
68 531 683 3.25 JUL182329 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY TP VOL 01 $15.99 TOKYOPOP
69 533 534 3.25 DEC141742 JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 1 PHANTOM BLOOD HC VOL 01 $19.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
70 542 1118 3.22 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
71 545 943 3.22 JAN198511 DOG MAN GN VOL 07 FOR WHOM BALL ROLLS $12.99 GRAPHIX
72 546 1470 3.22 SEP172065 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
73 552 1449 3.18 MAY182168 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
74 567 1169 3.15 JUL111150 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01 $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
75 585 1528 3.10 DEC171944 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
75 585 1502 3.10 SEP151697 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
77 592 1418 3.08 SEP181827-M TAARNA TP VOL 01 $9.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
78 599 309 3.03 MAR191386 GOON BUNCH OF OLD CRAP TP VOL 01 $29.99 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
79 607 1033 2.99 JAN191963 HAPHAVEN GN $14.99 LION FORGE
80 613 438 2.99 JUL191945 FROGCATCHERS GN $22.99 GALLERY
81 619 1638 2.96 DEC181968 QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO QUEER & TRANS IDENTITIES $9.99 ONI PRESS INC.
82 620 1642 2.95 AUG192433 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
83 627 1613 2.93 AUG182427 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
84 633 1631 2.91 FEB181932 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
85 636 1410 2.90 JAN140827 PRINCELESS TP VOL 01 NEW PTG $11.99 ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
86 638 1039 2.89 MAR128109 BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01 OUT BONEVILLE NEW PTG $12.99 CARTOON BOOKS
86 638 675 2.89 APR191864 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 09 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
88 643 236 2.88 JUL192106 CHRIS WARE RUSTY BROWN HC GN $35.00 PANTHEON BOOKS
89 645 1636 2.88 OCT171958 PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
90 646 1659 2.87 APR181944 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
91 648 1690 2.86 JAN192273 BORUTO GN VOL 05 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
92 656 891 2.85 SEP192009 BLADE RUNNER 2019 TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES (MR) $16.99 TITAN COMICS
93 660 698 2.84 JAN191460 OUT OF THE BLUE HC GN VOL 01 $19.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
94 671 1219 2.81 JUN151640 TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 02 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
95 676 827 2.80 MAR191862 GENDER QUEER MEMOIR GN $17.99 LION FORGE
96 684 1016 2.78 OCT091135 ONE PIECE 3IN1 TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
97 691 633 2.77 MAY191839 TEA DRAGON FESTIVAL HC $21.99 ONI PRESS INC.
98 692 930 2.76 JAN192255 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY TP VOL 02 $15.99 TOKYOPOP
99 698 1190 2.75 JUN198128 DOG MAN GN VOL 08 FETCH $12.99 GRAPHIX
100 702 1048 2.74 NOV101063 DEATH NOTE BLACK ED TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC

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