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Top 100 Graphic Novels: September 2018

Image Comics' Saga Volume 9 Ending with a death that forever changes the series, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 9 from Image Comics was September's best-selling graphic novel and one of the five Image titles among the top ten.

Also from Image Comics, The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order ranked #2, Monstress Volume 3 ranked #3, Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici Volume 1 ranked #4, and Descender Volume 6: War Machine ranked #8.

DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, led by Tom King, David Finch, Joelle Jones, and Mikel Janin's Batman & Catwoman: The Wedding Album at #5, followed by DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis Volume 7 at #7, and Action Comics #1000: The Deluxe Edition at #10.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten; their top book, Chris Eliopoulos and Marc Smuerak's Franklin Richards: A Fantastic Year, ranked #6, and Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Volume 3: Burning Seas ranked #9.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2018

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 19.94 JUL180297 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
2 2 11.97 JUL180335 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 30 NEW WORLD ORDER (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
3 3 8.71 JUL180261-M MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
4 23 5.57 JUL180159 OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
5 8 5.13 JUN180572 BATMAN CATWOMAN THE WEDDING ALBUM DELUXE ED HC $17.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 48 4.58 JUL180973 FRANKLIN RICHARDS FANTASTIC YEAR #1 $7.99 MARVEL COMICS
7 36 4.27 JUN180439 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS TP $9.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
8 18 3.96 JUL180209 DESCENDER TP VOL 06 WAR MACHINE $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
9 12 3.90 JUN180982 STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 03 BURNING SEAS $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 14 3.70 JUN180558 ACTION COMICS #1000 THE DELUXE EDITION HC $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
11 9 3.68 JUN180575 DARK KNIGHT III THE MASTER RACE TP $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
12 21 3.33 JUN180583 JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
13 20 3.32 JUN180981 STAR WARS TP THRAWN $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
14 22 3.28 JUN180571 BATMAN PRELUDES TO THE WEDDING TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 26 2.91 JUL182329-M DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY TP VOL 01 $15.99 TOKYOPOP
16 77 2.70 JUL180169-M SKYWARD TP VOL 01 MY LOW-G LIFE $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
17 32 2.62 JUN180576 FLASH TP VOL 07 PERFECT STORM $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
18 30 2.59 JUN180984 X-MEN RED TP VOL 01 HATE MACHINE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
19 35 2.57 JUN180566 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 07 BATMAN ETERNAL $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 17 2.39 JUN180971 INFINITY COUNTDOWN TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS
21 39 2.38 JUN180592 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 06 CHILDREN OF THE GODS $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 43 2.37 JUL181182 YOU ARE DEADPOOL TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
23 6 2.36 JAN180393 ABSOLUTE BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE HC $49.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
24 52 2.28 JUN180588 SUPER SONS TP VOL 03 PARENT TRAP $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 51 2.24 JUL181945 AMULET SC GN VOL 08 SUPERNOVA $12.99 GRAPHIX
26 45 2.20 JUL180249 KICK-ASS NEW GIRL TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
27 25 2.19 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 15 2.07 JUN180961 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC RED GOBLIN $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
29 64 2.05 JUN180582 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 07 JUSTICE LOST $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 97 1.98 JUL182362 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
31 55 1.97 JUL180148 INFIDEL TP (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
32 63 1.96 JUN180985 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 08 TO KILL FOR $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 27 1.94 MAY180371 HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 04 HELLBOY IN HELL $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
34 44 1.90 JUN180584 NIGHTWING TP VOL 06 THE UNTOUCHABLE $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 112 1.90 JUN180976 VENOM ADVENTURES DIGEST $9.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 50 1.79 JUN180988 MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 04 WAR THOR $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 70 1.78 JUN180979 VENOM TP PLANET OF SYMBIOTES $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
38 69 1.78 MAY180324 ANTHONY BOURDAINS HUNGRY GHOSTS HC (MR) $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
39 65 1.76 JUN180591 TITANS TP VOL 04 TITANS APART $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
40 54 1.72 AUG140894 ORIGINAL SIN HC $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
41 84 1.72 JUN180577 HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 06 ZODS WILL $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
42 121 1.71 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
43 29 1.67 APR140763 OZ OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
44 83 1.63 JUN180973 VENOM TP VOL 04 NATIVITY $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
45 61 1.62 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
46 324 1.60 AUG082452 MARVEL ZOMBIES TP VOL 01 $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 79 1.59 JUN180567 ALL STAR BATMAN TP VOL 03 THE FIRST ALLY $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
48 59 1.53 MAY180373 KOSHCHEI THE DEATHLESS TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
49 87 1.53 JUN180987 SPIDER-GWEN TP VOL 06 LIFE OF GWEN STACY $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
50 42 1.51 JUN180569 BATMAN THE COURT OF OWLS SAGA ESSENTIAL EDITION TP $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
51 216 1.47 JUL090629 SECRET WAR TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 71 1.47 MAY180350 USAGI YOJIMBO TMNT TP COMPLETE COLLECTION $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
53 67 1.44 JUN180560 BATMAN PRELUDE TO KNIGHTFALL TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 68 1.42 JUN180561 BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP VOL 01 25TH ANNIVERSARY ED $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
55 141 1.41 JUN180977 COLOR YOUR OWN VENOM $9.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 81 1.39 MAY181194 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 06 $16.99 BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
57 299 1.37 JUL140726 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 PARKER LUCK $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
58 89 1.37 JUN180587 SCOOBY APOCALYPSE TP VOL 04 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
59 117 1.35 JUL180157 MEDIEVAL SPAWN WITCHBLADE TP VOL 01 $12.99 IMAGE COMICS
60 95 1.32 JUN180589 SILENCER TP VOL 01 CODE OF SILENCE $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
61 351 1.32 DEC140975 HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL TP $16.99 MARVEL COMICS
62 140 1.30 JUL181393 CODA TP VOL 01 DISCOVER NOW ED $9.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
63 98 1.30 JUN180574 DAMAGE TP VOL 01 OUT OF CONTROL $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
63 92 1.30 JUN180969 INFINITY COUNTDOWN COMPANION TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 96 1.25 JUL181427 STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV TP VOL 01 THE CHASE $15.99 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
66 86 1.21 JUN180581 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 05 DEADLY FABLE $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 101 1.20 JUL181183 HULK WORLD WAR HULK II TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
68 148 1.20 JUL182345 BORUTO GN VOL 04 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
69 38 1.20 JUN180974 VENOM BY DANIEL WAY TP COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
70 106 1.20 JUL180281 PORT OF EARTH TP VOL 02 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
71 28 1.19 JUN180978 VENOM BY CULLEN COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
72 88 1.19 JUN180562 BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP VOL 02 25TH ANNIVERSARY ED $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
73 41 1.17 JUN171308-M SKYBOURNE HC $29.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
74 193 1.16 JUN180306 DISNEY PRINCESS JASMINES NEW PET HC $7.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
74 107 1.16 JUN180087-M TWISTED ROMANCE TP (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
76 109 1.15 JUL180225 FIX TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
77 116 1.15 JUN180363 HELLBOY WILD HUNT TP 2ND ED $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
78 386 1.13 OCT140932 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 SPIDER-VERSE PRELUDE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
79 172 1.12 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
80 56 1.12 JUN180564 BANE CONQUEST TP $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
81 33 1.12 JUN180975 VENOM TP TOOTH AND CLAW $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
82 108 1.11 JUL181190 EXILES TP VOL 01 TEST OF TIME $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 120 1.10 JUN180965 MARVEL KNIGHTS BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST & TEXEIRA TP CLIENT $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
84 99 1.08 JUN180563 BATMAN KNIGHTQUEST TP VOL 01 THE CRUSADE $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
85 182 1.08 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
86 4 1.07 MAR180338 BATMAN BY JEPH LOEB AND TIM SALE OMNIBUS HC $125.00 DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 49 1.06 MAR180979 MOON KNIGHT BY JEFF LEMIRE AND GREG SMALLWOOD HC $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
88 102 1.06 JUL180810 STAR TREK TNG THROUGH THE MIRROR TP $17.99 IDW PUBLISHING
89 34 1.05 JUN180337 MOEBIUS LIBRARY INSIDE MOEBIUS HC VOL 03 $39.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
90 129 1.05 JUN180967 MARVEL KNIGHTS FANTASTIC FOUR BY MORRISON & LEE TP 1234 $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
91 104 1.04 JUN180966 MARVEL KNIGHTS DAREDEVIL BY SMITH & QUESADA TP GUARDIAN DEVI $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
92 40 1.02 JUN180980 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION MENACE REVEALED TP VOL 01 $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
93 73 1.00 MAY181199 KLAUS HC NEW ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS $24.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
94 53 0.99 JUL182438 SAILOR MOON ETERNAL ED VOL 01 (RES) $27.99 KODANSHA COMICS
95 66 0.99 JAN180379 DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
96 5 0.99 MAR180976 SPIDER-MAN VS VENOM OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
97 16 0.99 MAR180983-M MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 20 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
98 176 0.99 JUN180660 TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE WIN IF YOU DARE TP $9.99 IDW PUBLISHING
99 133 0.98 JUN180970 INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
99 100 0.98 JUN181904 INVADER ZIM TP VOL 06 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
101 183 0.97 DEC140945 AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS HC $49.99 MARVEL COMICS

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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.