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Top 50 Graphic Novels for July 2018

DC Entertainment's Batman Volume 6To 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 July. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.

Focusing on the aftermath of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle's engagement, Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman Volume 6: Bride or Burglar? from DC Entertainment was July's best-selling graphic novel.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, with Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Gauntlet as their top book at #2. Also in the top ten were Venomized, a collection of the Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello, and Kevin Libranda mini-series, at #3; Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 3: Remastered at #4; Chip Zdarsky, Jim Cheung, and Valerio Schiti's Marvel Two-in-One Volume 1: The Fate of the Four at #5; Ms. Marvel Volume 9: Teenage Wasteland at #8; Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 7: Scarlet Samurai at #9; and Rocket Raccoon and Groot: The Complete Collection at #10.

VIZ Media had two titles in the top ten — One-Punch Man Volume 14 at #6 and Dragon Ball Super Volume 3 at #7.

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2018

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 BATMAN TP VOL 06 BRIDE OR BURGLAR $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401280277 APR180261
2 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785156598 JUL110745
3 VENOMIZED TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911690 MAY180963
4 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA TP VOL 03 REMASTERED $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911522 APR180857
5 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE TP VOL 01 FATE OF THE FOUR $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910921 APR180864
6 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ LLC 9781974700431 MAY182170
7 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ LLC 9781421599465 MAY182168
8 MS MARVEL TP VOL 09 TEENAGE WASTELAND $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910785 APR180868
9 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 07 SCARLET SAMURAI $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910945 APR180870
10 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785167136 JAN130790
11 AQUAMAN TP VOL 05 THE CROWN COMES DOWN REBIRTH $14.99 DC COMICS 9781401280697 APR180258
12 THANOS TP INFINITY ABYSS NEW PTG $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785185123 SEP130815
13 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ LLC 9781974701599 MAY182167
14 BERSERK TP VOL 39 (MR) $14.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506707082 MAR180105
15 SHIELD BY STERANKO TP COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785185369 JUN130691
16 X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST HC $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785184423 OCT130749
17 HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 THE WILD HUNT $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506706689 MAR180085
18 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL TP VOL 03 MARVEL UNIVERSE KILLS DEADPOOL $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910396 APR180865
19 DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION TP $34.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912604 APR180860
20 TITANS LAZARUS CONTRACT TP $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401280970 APR180282
21 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 06 WLMD $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910488 APR180866
22 ROGUE & GAMBIT TP RING OF FIRE $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911607 APR180862
23 BATMAN BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $75.00 DC COMICS 9781401282998 FEB180294
24 SPIDER-MAN MILES MORALES TP VOL 04 $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302905989 DEC170945
25 X-MEN BLUE TP VOL 04 CRY HAVOK $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909796 MAY180972
26 SHAOLIN COWBOY START TREK HC $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506709031 MAR180023
27 AVENGERS BY JONATHAN HICKMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911812 JAN181031
28 ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 06 OLD WOMAN LAURA $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911102 APR180871
29 DC UNIVERSE BY MIKE MIGNOLA TP $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401281144 APR180267
30 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 09 $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS 9781608869572 MAR181259
31 LOEG III CENTURY TP (MR) $19.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781603094375 APR180309
32 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 06 SECRET HISTORY OF TASK FORCE X $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401280987 APR180278
33 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157096 APR160803-M
34 BATMAN THRILLKILLER TP NEW EDITION $16.99 DC COMICS 9781401280741 APR180265
35 DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK NIGHTS RISING HC $29.99 DC COMICS 9781401277376 JAN180380
36 JUGHEAD HUNGER TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 9781682559017 MAY181387
37 BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 03 FULL CIRCLE REBIRTH $19.99 DC COMICS 9781401277819 APR180260
38 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP SEARCH FOR TONY STARK $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910426 APR180869
39 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 04 SURGICAL STRIKE $14.99 DC COMICS 9781401280581 APR180272
40 FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 05 $24.99 DC COMICS 9781401281076 APR180269
41 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303492 OCT170715
42 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
43 RASPUTIN VOICE OF DRAGON TP $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506704982 MAR180093
44 DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 06 MAYOR FISK $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910624 MAY180968
45 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 25 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS 9781632366139 MAY182234
46 WOLVERINE ORIGIN HC NEW PTG $29.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785183846 JAN130767
47 CURSE WORDS TP VOL 03 HOLE DAMNED WORLD (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534307520 MAY180108
48 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 19 RED RIGHT HAND (MR) $24.99 DC COMICS 9781401280802 APR180292
49 SKIN AND EARTH TP (MR) $24.99 DYNAMIC FORCES 9781524106034 MAY181046
50 DAYS OF HATE TP VOL 01 (MR) $17.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306974 MAY180060

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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 month, as Batman did not ship, Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) 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.