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Top 50 Graphic Novels for March 2018

Image Comics' The Walking Dead Volume 29To 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 March. 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's The Walking Dead Volume 29: Lines We Cross from Image Comics was March's best-selling graphic novel, and one of Image Comics' six titles in the top ten.

Also charting for Image Comics: Realm Volume 1 ranked #5, Black Science Volume 7: Extinction is the Rule ranked #6, Kirkman's Invincible Volume 25: The End of All Things Part 2 ranked #7, Port of Earth Volume 1 ranked #9, and Saga Volume 8 ranked #10.

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten, led by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko's Green Lantern: Earth One Volume 1 at #2, followed by The Flash Volume 5: Negative at #3, Super Sons Volume 2: Planet of the Capes at #4, and Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett's Batman & Harley Quinn at #8.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 29 LINES WE CROSS $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304970 JAN180844
2 GREEN LANTERN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401241865 DEC170239
3 FLASH TP VOL 05 NEGATIVE REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277277 DEC170377
4 SUPER SONS TP VOL 02 PLANET OF THE CAPES REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278465 DEC170381
5 REALM TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534305014 JAN180692-M
6 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 07 EXTINCTION IS THE RULE (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304932 DEC170675
7 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 25 END OF ALL THINGS PART 2 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534305038 JAN180762
8 BATMAN & HARLEY QUINN HC $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401279578 DEC170385
9 PORT OF EARTH TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306462 JAN180689
10 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303492 OCT170715
11 ALIENS DEAD ORBIT TP $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506703336 JUL170125
12 PUERTO RICO STRONG SC $12.99 LION FORGE 9781941302903 JAN181776
13 ALL STAR BATMAN TP VOL 02 ENDS OF THE EARTH REBIRTH $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277895 DEC170373
14 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302900533 JUN160956
15 RICK & MORTY POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT TP $19.99 ONI PRESS INC. 9781620104743 NOV171803
16 SPIDER-MEN II TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908836 DEC170948
17 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785156598 JUL110745
18 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS DLX ED MR OZ HC REBIRTH $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277383 NOV170353
19 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 05 OUT OF TIME REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278793 DEC170378
20 X-MEN BLUE TP VOL 03 CROSS TIME CAPERS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909789 DEC170950
21 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 04 NEGATIVE WAR ZONE $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909741 JAN181046
22 MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 03 ASGARD SHIAR WAR $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302903091 JAN181043
23 BATGIRL TP VOL 03 SUMMER OF LIES REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278908 DEC170375
24 AVENGERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $100.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910204 SEP170986-M
25 MARVELS AVENGERS INFINITY WAR PRELUDE TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909437 DEC170939
26 MOONSTRUCK TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304772 OCT170655
27 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 03 PANIC MICROVERSE REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277840 DEC170380
28 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
29 ALL STAR BATMAN HC VOL 03 FIRST ALLY REBIRTH $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277260 DEC170374
30 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421598260 JAN182047
31 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 13 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421598062 JAN182044
32 STAR WARS ADVENTURES FORCES OF DESTINY TP $12.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781684052288 JAN180494
33 AVENGERS & THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911515 DEC170937
34 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 03 THE INSPIRATION GAME REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278014 DEC170379
35 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632156747 JAN160645
36 ANNIHILATION TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912864 JAN181076
37 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS TP VOL 06 WAR STORIES $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401276027 DEC170392
38 TWILIGHT ZONE TP VOL 01 WAY OUT $15.99 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 9781606905050 APR141162
38 TWILIGHT ZONE TP VOL 02 WAY IN $15.99 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 9781606905432 SEP141350
40 BATMAN 66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN 77 TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278038 DEC170384
41 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 03 INFINITY QUEST $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905460 DEC170951
42 THOR VS HULK TP CHAMPIONS OF UNIVERSE $14.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905378 JAN181037
43 HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 07 DARK TIMES A COMING $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506703978 NOV170021
44 BATMAN BY NEAL ADAMS TP BOOK 01 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277826 DEC170387
45 LUMBERJANES BONUS TRACKS TP $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS 9781684152162 NOV171352
46 SHERIFF OF BABYLON DELUXE ED HC (MR) $39.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277918 DEC170411
47 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157096 APR160803
48 LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 06 CHAIN FORGED IN LIFE $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506701783 NOV170020
49 COPPERHEAD TP VOL 04 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534304994 JAN180716
50 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401245252 FEB140265-M
50 NEW MUTANTS TP DEMON BEAR $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912888 JAN181063

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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.