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Top 50 Graphic Novels for September 2017

Image Comics' The Walking Dead Volume 28To 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 titles for September. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead Volume 28 was September's best-selling graphic novel.

Image Comics had four titles total among the top ten including East of West Volume 7 at #3, Sex Criminals Volume 4: Fourgy at #6, and Royal City Volume 1: Next of Kin at #8.

DC Entertainment also had four titles in the top ten: Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Batman: The Dark Knight III: Master Race at #2; DC Super Hero Girls Volume 4: Fast Times at Super Hero High at #5; All-Star Batman Volume 1: My Own Worst Enemy at #7; and Harley Quinn Volume 3: Red Meat at #9.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with two titles: Star Wars: Darth Maul at #3 and Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 5: Past Lives at #10.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2017

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 28 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534302440 JUL170919
2 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401265137 JUN170390
3 STAR WARS DARTH MAUL TP $16.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785195894 MAY170950
4 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 07 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534302143 APR170796
5 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 04 PAST TIMES AT SUPER HERO HIGH $9.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401273835 JUN170333
6 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 04 FOURGY (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534302310 JUL170876
7 ALL STAR BATMAN TP VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401274429 JUN170378
8 ROYAL CITY TP VOL 01 NEXT OF KIN $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534302624 JUL170757-M
9 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 03 RED MEAT (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401273699 JUN170383
10 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 05 PAST LIVES $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905743 JUL171218
11 MAN-THING BY R L STINE TP VOL 01 $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302902001 MAY170949
12 NIGHTWING TP VOL 03 NIGHTWING MUST DIE (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401273767 JUN170385
13 TITANS TP VOL 02 MADE IN MANHATTAN (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401273774 JUN170389
14 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 03 ITSY BITSY $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785197874 JUL171223
15 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 03 BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401274221 JUN170386
16 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 24 END OF ALL THINGS PART 1 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303225 JUL170817
17 ALL STAR BATMAN HC VOL 02 ENDS OF THE EARTH (REBIRTH) $22.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401274436 JUN170379
18 PROX TRANSMISSIONS TP $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908102 JUL171234
19 ANNUAL TP $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303713 JUN170627
20 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421596204 JUL172299
21 EXTREMITY TP VOL 01 ARTIST $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534302426 JUN170645-M
22 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 03 POLARITY (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401273712 JUN170382
23 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1 $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506700151 FEB170063
24 BATMAN HIS GREATEST ADVENTURES TP $9.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401276935 JUN170398
25 CAPTAIN AMERICA SECRET EMPIRE TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908492 JUN171051
26 SCOOBY APOCALYPSE TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401273736 JUN170409
27 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 09 DEADPOOL IN SPACE $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302907600 JUN171059
28 MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 03 BIRTH AND DEATH $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302902889 JUN171058
29 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632156747 JAN160645
30 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 04 LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE $9.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS 9780996603065 JUL171463
31 MISTER MIRACLE BY JACK KIRBY TP $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277178 JUN170376
32 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 05 MNEMOPHOBIA & CHRONOPHOBIA (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534302303 JUN170768
33 IRON FIST TP VOL 01 TRIAL OF THE SEVEN MASTERS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302907761 JUN171055
34 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 06 WHO RUN THE WORLD $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302906641 JUL171225
35 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534300606 JAN170850
36 DC MEETS HANNA BARBERA TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401276041 JUN170407
37 FUTURE QUEST TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401273910 JUN170408
38 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
39 BORUTO GN VOL 02 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421595849 JUL172303
40 COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS DARTH VADER $9.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908225 JUN171050
41 HARLEY QUINN A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS HC $39.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275990 JUN170403
42 HULK PLANET HULK OMNIBUS HC $100.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302907693 MAR171138
43 HARD BOILED HC 2ND EDITION $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506701073 MAY170012
44 SUPERMAN REBORN HC (REBIRTH) $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401273583 JUN170387
45 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 01 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421594965 AUG172154
46 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157096 APR160803
47 MIGHTY THOR OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302903817 MAR171139-M
48 KINGSMAN SECRET SERVICE TP $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534305878 JUL170693-M
49 PUNISHER BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG $100.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302907884 MAR171132
50 MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE ADAPTATION TP $7.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781684051168 JUL170535

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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.