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Top 100 Graphic Novels: May 2017

Marvel Comics' Deadpool: Bad BloodDeadpool creator Rob Liefeld teamed with writers Chris Sims and Chad Bower for Deadpool: Bad Blood, the first original graphic novel starring the Merc with a Mouth from Marvel Comics and the best-selling graphic novel in May.

In total, Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten, including Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos' Champions Volume 1: Change the World at #7 and The Unworthy Thor at #9.

Image Comics had three titles in the top ten: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, and Taki Soma's Bitch Planet Volume 2: President Bitch at #2; Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 7 at #3; and Moonshine Volume 1 at #5.

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten: Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott's Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One at #4; The Flash Volume 2: The Speed of Darkness at #6; Batman: Detective Comics Volume 2: The Victim Syndicate at #8; and Gerard Way, Nick Derington, and Tom Fowler's Doom Patrol Volume 1: Brick by Brick at #10.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 7.28 DEC161086-M DEADPOOL BAD BLOOD OGN HC $24.99 MAR
2 6 5.56 MAY160684-M BITCH PLANET TP VOL 02 PRESIDENT BITCH (MR) $14.99 IMA
3 9 4.86 JAN170850 SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 7 4.78 FEB170298 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 02 YEAR ONE (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
5 24 4.49 FEB170696-M MOONSHINE TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
6 11 4.45 FEB170294 FLASH TP VOL 02 SPEED OF DARKNESS (REBIRTH) $14.99 DC
7 17 4.41 FEB170982 CHAMPIONS TP VOL 01 CHANGE WORLD $15.99 MAR
8 10 4.16 FEB170293 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 02 VICTIM SYNDICATE (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
9 15 3.59 FEB170983 UNWORTHY THOR TP $15.99 MAR
10 14 3.41 FEB170287 DOOM PATROL TP VOL 01 BRICK BY BRICK (MR) $16.99 DC
11 22 3.02 MAR171158 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 04 OLD MONSTERS $15.99 MAR
12 20 2.94 FEB170296 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 01 REIGN OT CYBORG SUPERMEN (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
13 18 2.90 FEB170985 JESSICA JONES TP VOL 01 UNCAGED $17.99 MAR
14 27 2.86 DEC160811 LAZARUS TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
15 66 2.71 MAR171149 AVENGERS FOUR TP $15.99 MAR
16 25 2.58 FEB170295 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 02 BOTTLED LIGHT (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
17 72 2.44 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
18 33 2.38 FEB170297 SUPERWOMAN TP VOL 01 WHO KILLED SUPERWOMAN (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
19 67 2.37 MAR172201 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
20 1 2.36 NOV160951-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $100.00 MAR
21 31 2.35 FEB170313 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 06 BLACK WHITE & RED ALL OVER $16.99 DC
22 78 2.32 MAR171383 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 03 LOST BOYS OF WEST ABBEY $7.99 BEN
23 30 2.30 FEB170988 SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-GWEN SITTING IN TREE TP $17.99 MAR
24 137 2.23 JAN140800 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 MAR
25 41 2.19 FEB170984 MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 02 REINCARNATIONS $15.99 MAR
26 37 2.19 FEB170314 RAVEN TP $16.99 DC
27 81 2.18 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
28 35 2.14 MAR171147 INFAMOUS IRON MAN TP VOL 01 INFAMOUS $17.99 MAR
29 50 2.11 MAR170873 NAILBITER TP VOL 06 BLOODY TRUTH (MR) $14.99 IMA
30 48 2.07 FEB170989 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 07 DEADPOOL DOES SHAKESPEARE $15.99 MAR
31 40 2.03 FEB170977 ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 03 ENEMY OF STATE II $17.99 MAR
32 43 1.94 FEB170990 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 KATE BISHOP $17.99 MAR
33 145 1.88 JAN160939 DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 01 MILLIONAIRE WITH MOUTH $15.99 MAR
34 47 1.85 OCT160292 FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (REBIRTH) $17.99 DC
35 52 1.85 OCT160291 BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
36 106 1.81 MAR170702 DYING AND THE DEAD SPEC ED TP $9.99 IMA
37 58 1.81 FEB170292 BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 01 THE MORE THINGS CHANGE (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
38 51 1.79 FEB170991 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 05 WORLDWIDE $17.99 MAR
39 112 1.74 JAN160645 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
40 63 1.72 MAR171156 DEADPOOL THE DUCK TP $15.99 MAR
41 28 1.71 MAR171366 PROVIDENCE LTD HC ACT 02 (MR) $21.99 AVA
42 69 1.69 MAR160684 SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
43 21 1.65 JUL100692 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
44 62 1.64 FEB170333 EVERAFTER FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES TP VOL 01 PANDORA (MR) $16.99 DC
45 90 1.57 SEP160815 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02 $12.99 IMA
46 130 1.56 DEC160767 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
47 71 1.56 FEB170987 DOCTOR STRANGE AND SORCERERS SUPREME TP VOL 01 OUT OF TIME $15.99 MAR
48 44 1.55 MAR171842 CREEPSHOW GN $18.00 POC
49 92 1.53 FEB170320 TEEN TITANS GO READY FOR ACTION TP $12.99 DC
50 57 1.50 FEB170317 SUPERMAN THE FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN TP $19.99 DC
51 19 1.49 FEB170996 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP GOBLINS LAST STAND $34.99 MAR
52 59 1.48 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
53 75 1.46 NOV160320 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 THE LIES (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
54 139 1.46 DEC160774 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE $9.99 IMA
55 82 1.45 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
56 80 1.44 JUL150565 SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
57 143 1.40 MAR170849 VIOLENT LOVE TP VOL 01 STAY DANGEROUS (MR) $9.99 IMA
58 49 1.38 JUL151482 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
59 85 1.38 AUG168569 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 27 WHISPERER WAR $14.99 IMA
60 60 1.37 JAN170107 RISE OF BLACK FLAME TP $19.99 DAR
61 45 1.35 FEB170336 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 16 THE WILD CARD (MR) $24.99 DC
62 4 1.33 NOV160950 MONSTERS HC VOL 01 MARVEL MONSTERBUS BY LEE LIEBER KIRBY $100.00 MAR
63 91 1.26 JAN170115 HARROW COUNTY TP VOL 05 ABANDONED $14.99 DAR
64 26 1.26 FEB171000 SILVER SURFER EPIC COLLECTION INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $34.99 MAR
65 73 1.24 FEB170315 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 06 THE PHOENIX GAMBIT $19.99 DC
66 65 1.23 JAN170546 LENNON THE NEW YORK YEARS HC $19.99 IDW
67 89 1.22 JAN170376 BATMAN TP VOL 02 I AM SUICIDE (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
68 39 1.22 FEB170301 BATMAN NEW GOTHAM TP $29.99 DC
69 12 1.19 DEC160604 STAR WARS CLASSIC NEWSPAPER COMICS HC VOL 01 $49.99 IDW
70 23 1.18 FEB170306 DC UNIVERSE BY MIKE MIGNOLA HC $39.99 DC
71 110 1.18 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
71 192 1.18 APR150918 HOWARD THE DUCK TP VOL 01 COMPLETE COLLECTION $34.99 MAR
73 61 1.17 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
74 68 1.16 JAN170477 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES UNIVERSE TP VOL 01 $19.99 IDW
75 79 1.12 FEB170300 BATMAN ARKHAM MISTER FREEZE TP $19.99 DC
76 94 1.10 MAY160926 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 ISNT IT BROMANTIC $17.99 MAR
77 122 1.10 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
78 8 1.08 NOV160953-M MMW DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 08 $75.00 MAR
79 107 1.08 OCT138324 FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 DC
80 86 1.06 JUL150827 STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER $19.99 MAR
81 292 1.06 JAN130766 WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT AND MILLER HC $24.99 MAR
82 83 1.05 NOV161867 TANK GIRL GOLD TP (MR) $16.99 TTN
83 29 1.04 FEB170997 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 02 REBELLION $39.99 MAR
84 54 1.03 FEB170309 LAST DAYS OF THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA TP $29.99 DC
85 117 1.03 OCT160297 SUPERMAN TP VOL 01 SON OF SUPERMAN (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
86 64 1.03 JAN171418 STRANGE FRUIT HC (MR) $24.99 BOO
87 115 1.02 FEB170307 DEADMAN DARK MANSION OF FORBIDDEN LOVE TP $16.99 DC
88 36 1.02 FEB171675 ROUGHNECK GN $29.99 POC
89 204 1.01 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
90 120 1.01 MAR172186 DIVINITY III STALINVERSE TP $14.99 VAL
91 111 0.99 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
92 93 0.99 MAR171335 JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS TP VOL 01 $17.99 ARC
93 136 0.98 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
94 208 0.98 JUL150554 DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR) $9.99 IMA
95 165 0.96 FEB170310 FLINTSTONES AND JETSONS TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC
96 201 0.95 MAR172206 ONE PIECE GN VOL 82 $9.99 VIZ
97 104 0.93 MAR171919 RISE OF DUNGEON MASTER GARY GYGAX & CREATION OF D&D $16.99 HAC
98 38 0.92 FEB170321 WONDER WOMAN BY JOHN BYRNE HC VOL 01 $39.99 DC
99 105 0.92 FEB170311 GREEN ARROW TP VOL 08 THE HUNT FOR THE RED DRAGON $19.99 DC
100 109 0.90 FEB170319 SUPERMAN ADVENTURES TP VOL 03 $19.99 DC

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