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Top 50 Best-Selling Graphic Novels of May 2019

DC Ink -- Under the MoonTo 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 May. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and manga based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops.

Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart's Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale, an original graphic novel from DC's DC Ink imprint, was May's best-selling graphic novel.

Also in the top ten for DC, DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out ranked #6.

Dark Horse Comics had three titles in the top ten: The Umbrella Academy volumes 1 and 2 ranked #2 and #4 respectively, and The Legend of Korra Part 1: Ruins of Empire, the official continuation of the animated series, ranked #8.

Image Comics had four titles in the top ten: Skottie Young and Jorge Corona's Middlewest Book 1 ranked #3, East of West Volume 9 ranked #5, Rat Queens Volume 6 ranked #9, and Saga Deluxe Edition Volume 3 ranked #10.

Also in the top ten, Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's The Immortal Hulk Volume 3: Hulk in Hell from Marvel Comics ranked #7.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 UNDER THE MOON A CATWOMAN TALE TP DC INK $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401285913 JAN190554
2 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781593079789 SEP108136
3 MIDDLEWEST TP BOOK 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534312173 MAR190092-M
4 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 02 DALLAS $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781595823458 DEC098005
5 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 09 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308633 FEB190059
6 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SPACED OUT TP $9.99 DC COMICS 9781401282561 JAN190555
7 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 03 HULK IN HELL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915063 FEB190998
8 LEGEND OF KORRA TP PART 01 RUINS OF EMPIRE $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506708942 JAN190482
9 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 06 INFERNAL PATH (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534310698 MAR190119
10 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 03 (MR) $49.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534312210 MAR190127
11 AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER IMBALANCE PART TWO TP $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506706528 DEC180407
12 STRANGER THINGS TP VOL 01 OTHER SIDE $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506709765 JAN190427
13 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974704378 FEB192177
14 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 02 GRAVEYARD OF GODS $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401288495 FEB190589
15 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785156598 JUL110745
16 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915599 NOV181004-M
17 SIX DAYS INCREDIBLE STORY OF D DAYS LOST CHAPTER HC $24.99 DC COMICS 9781401290719 FEB190468
18 KINGDOM COME TP $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401290962 JAN190687-M
19 BLACKBIRD TP VOL 01 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534312593 FEB190053
20 SPIDER-GWEN GHOST-SPIDER TP VOL 01 SPIDER-GEDDON $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914769 FEB190992
21 LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ASHE TP WARMOTHER $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302918569 FEB190854
22 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974704613 MAR192172
23 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 03 $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302914332 FEB190997
24 SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 01 (NEW PTG) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534313897 MAR190064
25 BITTER ROOT TP VOL 01 FAMILY BUSINESS $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534312128 MAR190071-M
26 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974704583 MAR192171
27 SMASHED JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION HC (MR) $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421598468 FEB192164
28 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT HC $29.99 DC COMICS 9781401298821 JAN198939
29 SPIDER-MAN NOIR COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302919580 MAR191005
30 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS 9781684153572 MAR191266
31 STAR WARS AGE OF REPUBLIC TP VILLAINS $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917296 FEB190985
32 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 05 LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI $11.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS 9781949328011 MAR191527
33 MISTER MIRACLE HC (MR) $34.99 DC COMICS 9781401298814 JAN198940
34 STAR WARS AGE OF REPUBLIC TP HEROES $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917104 FEB190986
35 IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 01 OR IS HE BOTH $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912550 AUG181082
36 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974704361 FEB192176
37 FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 02 MR AND MRS GRIMM $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913502 FEB190999
37 MAN WITHOUT FEAR TP DEATH OF DAREDEVIL $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302917487 FEB190991
39 QUANTUM AGE TP FROM WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER VOL 01 $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506708416 JAN190414
40 PEARL TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401290610 FEB190570
41 COVER TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401291044 FEB190568
42 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401279592 JUL180733
43 JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY TP VOL 01 THE GHOST SECTOR $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401289492 FEB190588
44 STAR WARS HAN SOLO IMPERIAL CADET TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302915001 JAN191096
45 RONIN BY FRANK MILLER TP BLACK LABEL $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401290979 FEB190574
46 WONDER WOMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK WITCHING HOUR HC $24.99 DC COMICS 9781401290733 FEB190620
47 DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID TP VOL 02 REMITTANCE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912345 FEB190996
48 PUNISHER TP VOL 02 WAR IN BAGALIA $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913489 FEB190994
49 ALIENS TP DUST TO DUST $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506707921 JUL180487
50 SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE COMP COLL TP VOL 01 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534312227 MAR190062

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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.