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Top 50 Graphic Novels for August 2018

Dark Horse Comics' The Legend of Korra Volume 3To 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 August. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.

Continuing Nickelodeon's animated series The Legend of Korra, Dark Horse Comics' The Legend of Korra Volume 3: Turf Wars Part 3 was August's best-selling graphic novel.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten, led by Shea Fontana, Marcelo DiChiara, and Agnes Grabowski's DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle at #2. The Flash Volume 1: Lightning Strikes Twice, the first volume of Rebirth's Flash adventures, returned to the top ranks at #7.

Image Comics had five titles in the top ten. Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's Each of West Volume 8 ranked #3. Other titles include Rat Queens Volume 8: Colossal Magic Nothing at #5, Kill or Be Killed Volume 4 at #8, Skottie Young's I Hate Fairyland Volume 4 at #9, and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals Volume 5: Five-Fingered Discount at #10.

Marvel Comics had two titles among the top ten, led by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's Black Panther Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet at #4, followed by Spider-Man/Deadpool Volume 1: Isn't It Bromantic? at #5.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 03 TURF WARS PT 3 $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506701851 FEB180062
2 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS OUT OF THE BOTTLE TP $9.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401274832 FEB180156
3 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 08 $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534305564 JUN180144
4 BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET $16.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302900533 JUN160956
5 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 ISNT IT BROMANTIC $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785197867 MAY160926
6 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 05 COLOSSAL MAGIC NOTHING (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306776 MAY180229
7 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (REBIRTH) $17.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401267841 OCT160292
8 KILL OR BE KILLED TP VOL 04 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306516 JUN180190
9 I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 04 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306806 JUN180176
10 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 05 FIVE-FINGERED DISCOUNT (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306837 JUN180239
11 STAR WARS TP VOL 08 MUTINY AT MON CALA $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910532 MAY180960
12 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785156598 JUL110745
13 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 BLOOD (N52) $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401235628 OCT120256
14 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 07 LOVE LIKE BLOOD (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306967 JUN180134
15 OLD MAN HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 AN EYE FOR EYE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911249 MAY180965
16 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II HC $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401280314 MAY180573
17 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534307513 MAY180210
18 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP VENOM $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911423 JUN180972
19 RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908843 MAY180969
20 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
21 SUPERMAN TP VOL 06 IMPERIUS LEX REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401281236 MAY180592
22 PLANET OF APES VISIONARIES ROD SERLING ORIGINAL HC $19.99 BOOM! STUDIOS 9781608869800 APR181091
23 DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277321 JAN180379
24 BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE HC $29.99 TITAN COMICS 9781785863943 FEB181797
25 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 06 ANGRY BIRD REBIRTH $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401281526 MAY180581
26 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 05 BOOSTER SHOT REBIRTH $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275280 MAY180591
27 SPIDER-MAN TP KRAVENS LAST HUNT $14.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785134503 JUN082443
28 NEW GODS BY JACK KIRBY TP $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401281694 MAY180587
29 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401216672 NOV070226
30 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOL 01 FALLOUT TP $15.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781684053278 JUN180694
31 X-MEN GOLD TP VOL 06 TIL DEATH DO US PART $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302909765 MAY180973
32 VS TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306936 MAY180088
33 BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401279677 MAY180566
34 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534303492 OCT170715
35 VENOM TP DARK ORIGIN $14.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912802 MAY180964
36 CALEXIT TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 BLACK MASK COMICS 9781628751819 APR181387-M
37 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401223175 MAY090178
38 HELLBOY COMPLETE SHORT STORIES TP VOL 02 $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506706658 APR180067
39 BATMAN THE CAPED CRUSADER TP VOL 01 $29.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401281366 MAY180570
40 INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401281342 MAY180583
41 WOLVERINE SABRETOOTH HC $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785183853 JAN130768
42 FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION TP COMING OF GALACTUS $39.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913311 MAY180988
43 STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI GN ADAPTATION TP $9.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781684052318 FEB180378
44 EXIT STAGE LEFT THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES TP $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401275211 MAY180576
45 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 14 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781421599472 JUN182184
46 SUGAR TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306417 MAY180085
47 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632156747 JAN160645
48 ASTONISHING X-MEN BY CHARLES SOULE TP VOL 02 MAN CALLED X $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302908515 MAY180976
49 PUNISHER MAX BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 (MR) $100.00 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912062 FEB180917
50 X-MEN BATTLE OF ATOM HC $49.99 MARVEL COMICS 9780785189060 OCT130747

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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.