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Top 50 Graphic Novels for October 2018

DC Entertainment -- Batman: White KnightTo 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 October. Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces its best-selling graphic novels and trade paperbacks based on Total Unit Sales to comic book specialty shops.

Sean Murphy's Batman: White Knight, a collection of the best-selling DC Entertainment mini-series in which The Joker, reformed, is Gotham City's hero, was October's best-selling graphic novel

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten including Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette's Wonder Woman: Earth One Volume 2 at #2, Batman Volume 7: The Wedding Album at #4, and Batman and the Justice League Manga Volume 1 at #10.

Image Comics had five books in the top ten, led by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' original graphic novel My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies at #3. Also in the top ten, Gideon Falls Volume 1: Black Born ranked #5, Isola Volume 1 ranked #6, The Wicked and the Divine Volume 7: Mothering Invention ranked #7, and Death or Glory Volume 1 ranked #8.

Rounding out the ten ten, Marvel Comics' Avengers By Jason Aaron Volume 1: Final Host, a collection of the first story arc of Aaron's Marvel Legacy run on the title, ranked #9.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER ISBN DIAMOND
CODE
1 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401279592 JUL180733
2 WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 02 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401281175 JUL180591
3 MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES HC (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308466 JUL180133
4 BATMAN TP VOL 07 THE WEDDING REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401283384 JUL180717
5 GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 01 BLACK BARN (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308527 AUG180153-M
6 ISOLA TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534309227 JUL180153-M
7 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 07 MOTHERING INVENTION (MR) $17.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308404 AUG180194
8 DEATH OR GLORY TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308589 AUG180126-M
9 AVENGERS BY JASON AARON TP VOL 01 FINAL HOST $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911874 JUL181176-M
10 BATMAN & THE JUSTICE LEAGUE MANGA TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401284695 JUN180436
11 MAN OF STEEL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS HC $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401283483 JUL180765
12 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 08 LATER THAN YOU THINK (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306943 AUG180113
13 X-MEN GRAND DESIGN SECOND GENESIS TP $29.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302904906 JUL181178
14 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974701001 AUG182426
15 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308374 JUL180297
16 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES 30TH ANNIV ED $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401284770 JUL180774-M
17 LIKELY STORIES HC (MR) $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506705309 APR180018
18 TERRIFICS TP VOL 01 MEET THE TERRIFICS $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401283360 JUL180800
19 BATMAN THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING HC $34.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401283322 JUL180732
20 LUMBERJANES ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 INFERNAL COMPASS $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS 9781684152520 JUN181213
21 MOONSHINE TP VOL 02 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308275 JUL180265
22 ANALOG CYBER DYSTOPIAN NOIR TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308381 JUL180142
23 WALKING DEAD HC VOL 15 (MR) $34.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308503 AUG180049
24 DEADPOOL ASSASSIN TP $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911713 JUL181189
25 MAESTROS TP VOL 01 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306738 AUG180164
26 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 03 THE RETURN OF KID FLASH REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401284596 JUL180797
27 BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS MASTERS SUN ZOMBIES CHRONICLES TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910846 APR171143
28 JESSICA JONES MPGN TP BLIND SPOT $19.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912925 AUG181021
29 FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE HC THE COMPLETE COLLECTION $24.99 IDW PUBLISHING 9781684053377 JUN180751
30 FRANKENSTEIN HC JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION $22.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974703760 AUG182424
31 MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC 9781974701858 AUG182427
32 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781632157096 APR160803
32 ROYAL CITY TP VOL 03 WE ALL FLOAT ON (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534308497 AUG180188
34 MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534306912 JUL180261
35 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 04 GOOD NIGHT GOTHAM $19.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401284886 JUL180768
36 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781607066019 AUG120491
37 BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401235413 JAN120300
38 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 06 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534305137 MAY180199
39 HIT-GIRL TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS 9781534309814 AUG180158
40 IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST TP $9.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE 9781947784079 JUL181963
41 DOCTOR STRANGE BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 02 CITY OF SIN $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302910655 JUL181187
41 MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES GN TP TO WAKANDA AND BEYOND $9.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302912307 JUL181168
43 GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 07 SUPERHUMAN TRAFFICKING $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401284541 JUL180757
44 DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 05 THE FALL OF SLADE REBIRTH $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401278335 JUL180743
45 RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401284732 JUL180766
46 MOB PSYCHO 100 TP VOL 01 $11.99 DARK HORSE COMICS 9781506709871 JUN180383
47 SWAMP THING THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401284404 JUL180795
48 DOCTOR STRANGE TP DAMNATION $15.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302913922 JUL181185
49 RUNAWAYS BY RAINBOW ROWELL TP VOL 02 BEST FRIENDS FOREVER $17.99 MARVEL COMICS 9781302911973 JUL181180
50 DONT LET THE PENGUIN DRIVE THE BATMOBILE HC $14.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT 9781401277246 JUN180440

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For retailers, Diamond offers the Top 500 Comics and Top 500 Graphic Novels sales charts on the Diamond Tools page of the Diamond Retailer Services website to provide more information about the industry's top selling publications.

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.