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Top 50 Best-Selling Graphic Novels of March 2019

DC Entertainment -- Mister MiracleTo 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 March. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and manga based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops.

Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn's The Walking Dead Volume 31: The Rotten Core from Image Comics was the best-selling graphic novel of March.

Also in the top ten from Image Comics, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 1 ranked #3, Monstress Volume 1 ranked #4, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's The Wicked + The Divine Volume 8: The Old Is the New New ranked #5, Seven to Eternity Volume 3 ranked #6, and Saga Volume 9 ranked #9.

DC Comics had four titles in the top ten. Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman, a deluxe hardcover collecting some of the best Batman stories to appear in the pages of Detective Comics since 1939, ranked #2; Batman Volume 8: The Tyrant Wing, ranked #7; Super Sons: The Polarshield Project, a graphic novel from Ridley Pearson and Ile Gonzalez from DC's new Zoom imprint, ranked #8; and Mera: Tidebreaker, a graphic novel from the new Ink imprint, ranked #10.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2019

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 31 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534310520 JAN190186
2 DETECTIVE COMICS 80 YEARS OF BATMAN DLX ED HC $29.99 DC COMICS 9781401285388 DEC180641
3 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
4 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157096 APR160803
5 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 08 OLD IS THE NEW NEW (MR) $17.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308800 JAN190247
6 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 03 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306981 OCT180111
7 BATMAN TP VOL 09 THE TYRANT WING $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401288440 DEC180627
8 SUPER SONS THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT TP DC ZOOM $9.99 DC COMICS 9781401286392 DEC180509
9 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308374 JUL180297
10 MERA TIDEBREAKER TP DC INK $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401283391 DEC180508
11 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632156747 JAN160645
12 DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK KNIGHTS RISING TP $24.99 DC COMICS 9781401289072 DEC180638
13 RETURN OF WOLVERINE TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911980 DEC181032
14 RICK AND MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TP $19.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781684054169 DEC180776
15 OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI TP VOL 02 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534310575 JAN190168
16 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066927 APR130443
17 FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 01 FOUREVER $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913496 DEC181033
18 SUNSTONE OGN VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534310049 SEP180122
19 MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR) $24.99 DC COMICS 9781401283544 OCT180598
20 AVENGERS BY JASON AARON TP VOL 02 WORLD TOUR $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911881 DEC181038-M
20 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 01 THE LAST AGE OF MAGIC $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401288112 DEC180653
22 GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 01 BLACK BARN (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308527 AUG180153
23 MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306912 JUL180261
24 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607069317 JAN140556
25 MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534300415 APR170834
26 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303492 OCT170715
27 FLASH TP VOL 09 RECKONING FORCES $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401288556 DEC180643
28 UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 01 X-MEN DISASSEMBLED $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914868 DEC181034
29 BATMAN & HARLEY QUINN TP $14.99 DC COMICS 9781401288990 DEC180624
30 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632150776 OCT140644
31 DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632154262 JUL150554
32 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632150196 SEP140684
33 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534300606 JAN170850
34 X-MEN BLACK TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915537 DEC181043
35 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157119 MAR160684
36 BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915490 DEC181040
37 MS MARVEL TP VOL 10 TIME AND AGAIN $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912697 OCT181029
38 SAVAGE SWORD CONAN HC ORIG MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS VOL 01 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915322 SEP181003-M
39 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632154385 JUL150565
40 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534300361 DEC160774
41 X-MEN RED TP VOL 02 WAGING PEACE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911683 DEC181042
42 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632150035 MAY140626
43 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05 $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308671 OCT180099
44 AVENGERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 $100.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915346 SEP180999-M
45 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 02 KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE (NEW PTG) (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632152220 DEC188892
46 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 MEDIA TIE-IN ED (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534311459 SEP180084
47 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401279592 JUL180733
48 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632158956 SEP160815
49 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607069454 JAN140555
50 WILD STORM TP VOL 03 $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401285272 DEC180662

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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.