Top 100 Graphic Novels: December 2018

Image Comics -- Paper Girls Volume 5Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's Paper Girls Volume 5 from Image Comics was December's best-selling graphic novel.

DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, led by Batman Volume 8: Cold Days at #2, followed by The Flash Volume 8: The Flash War at #6, and Batman: Detective Comics Volume 8: On the Outside at #10..

Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance Part 1 ranked #3.

BOOM! Studios was also in the top ten; Saban's Power Rangers: Soul Dragon, an original graphic novel, ranked #4.

Marvel Comics also had three titles in the top ten: Star Wars Volume 9: Hope Dies was their top charting book for the month at #5, with Thor Volume 1: God of Thunder Reborn at #8 and Venom: First Host at #9.

Finally, VIZ Media's My Hero Academia Volume 16, the month's best-selling manga, ranked #7 overall for December.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 9.82 OCT180099 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05 $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
2 6 5.00 SEP180545 BATMAN TP VOL 08 COLD DAYS $16.99 DC COMICS
3 17 4.46 JUN180347 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER IMBALANCE PART ONE TP $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
4 7 3.52 AUG181366 SABAN POWER RANGERS SOUL DRAGON ORIGINAL GN $19.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
5 11 3.40 SEP180996 STAR WARS TP VOL 09 HOPE DIES $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
6 16 3.08 SEP180570 FLASH TP VOL 08 FLASH WAR $16.99 DC COMICS
7 42 2.94 OCT182065 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
8 20 2.81 SEP181005 THOR TP VOL 01 GOD OF THUNDER REBORN $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
9 28 2.76 SEP181007 VENOM FIRST HOST TP $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 27 2.59 SEP180548 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 08 ON THE OUTSIDE $16.99 DC COMICS
11 34 2.34 SEP181009 DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID TP VOL 01 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
12 33 2.33 SEP180568 DOOM PATROL TP VOL 02 NADA $16.99 DC COMICS
13 25 2.28 SEP180621 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 07 AMAZONS ATTACKED $19.99 DC COMICS
14 30 2.18 SEP181018 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP WORLDWIDE VOL 09 $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
15 22 2.16 SEP181911 RICK & MORTY TP VOL 08 $19.99 ONI PRESS INC.
16 32 2.08 JUL180733 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP $19.99 DC COMICS
17 39 2.06 SEP180583 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 HARLEY VS APOKOLIPS $16.99 DC COMICS
18 44 2.06 SEP181014 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 09 HUNTER HUNTED $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
19 35 2.03 AUG181079 STAR WARS POE DAMERON TP VOL 05 SPARK FIRE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
20 59 1.96 JUN181858 SHEETS GN $12.99 LION FORGE
21 40 1.95 SEP180594 MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS TP $16.99 DC COMICS
22 14 1.94 SEP180591 JUSTICE LEAGUE WORLDS GREATEST HEROES BY ROSS & DINI TP $29.99 DC COMICS
23 57 1.86 SEP180535 AQUAMAN TP VOL 06 KINGSLAYER $14.99 DC COMICS
24 37 1.78 SEP180596 NIGHTWING TP VOL 07 THE BLEEDING EDGE $19.99 DC COMICS
25 60 1.78 JUL180297 SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
26 51 1.78 AUG181396 LUMBERJANES TP VOL 10 $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
27 50 1.75 SEP180551 BATMAN EUROPA TP $16.99 DC COMICS
28 49 1.73 OCT180089 ICE CREAM MAN TP VOL 02 STRANGE NEAPOLITAN (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
29 45 1.64 SEP180928 CLOAK AND DAGGER MPGN TP SHADES OF GREY $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
30 46 1.60 SEP180538 BATGIRL TP VOL 04 STRANGE LOOP REBIRTH $19.99 DC COMICS
31 75 1.53 SEP181010 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE TP ADAMANTIUM AGENDA $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 41 1.48 AUG181362 SONS OF EL TOPO ORIGINAL GN HC VOL 01 CAIN $19.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
33 81 1.47 SEP181012 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE TP MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
34 65 1.45 SEP180565 DC MEETS HANNA BARBERA TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC COMICS
35 82 1.45 SEP181013 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE TP WEAPON LOST $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 36 1.44 SEP180576 HARLEY LOVES JOKER BY PAUL DINI HC $24.99 DC COMICS
37 85 1.43 SEP181011 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE TP CLAWS OF A KILLER $14.99 MARVEL COMICS
38 69 1.41 SEP180589 INJUSTICE 2 TP VOL 03 $16.99 DC COMICS
39 58 1.40 SEP181020 MOON KNIGHT LEGACY TP VOL 02 PHASES $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
40 23 1.35 SEP180554 BATMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 03 $34.99 DC COMICS
41 23 1.35 OCT181032 AVENGERS TP NO SURRENDER $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
42 99 1.33 OCT182158 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 26 (MR) $10.99 KODANSHA COMICS
43 92 1.31 OCT181031 DAREDEVIL BACK IN BLACK TP VOL 07 MAYOR MURDOCK $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
44 95 1.30 OCT182073 TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 08 $12.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
45 93 1.29 OCT181023 MULTIPLE MAN TP IT ALL MAKES SENSE IN THE END $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
46 19 1.29 SEP181025 PUNISHER EPIC COLLECTION TP CIRCLE OF BLOOD $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 26 1.28 SEP181021 MARVEL KNIGHTS PUNISHER BY ENNIS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
48 31 1.26 SEP181293 FIREFLY LEGACY EDITION TP VOL 01 $29.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
49 88 1.25 SEP181310 BONE PARISH TP VOL 01 DISCOVER NOW EDITION $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
50 21 1.25 OCT181037 MOON KNIGHT EPIC COLLECTION TP FINAL REST $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 63 1.25 AUG180369 BTVS SEASON 12 TP THE RECKONING $19.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
52 94 1.24 SEP180541 BATMAN BEYOND TP VOL 04 TARGET BATMAN $14.99 DC COMICS
53 4 1.23 JUN180962-M MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 20 $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
54 133 1.23 APR160803 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
55 91 1.22 SEP180579 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 04 THE GOOD OLD DAYS $16.99 DC COMICS
56 68 1.21 SEP180601 SANDMAN TP VOL 03 DREAM COUNTRY (MR) $19.99 DC COMICS
57 84 1.20 OCT181028 MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR TP VOL 06 SAVE OUR SCHOOL $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
58 62 1.20 SEP181412 HILLBILLY TP VOL 03 $17.99 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
59 135 1.19 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMAGE COMICS
60 120 1.19 AUG180341 WRECK IT RALPH 2 RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET TP CLICK START $10.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
61 83 1.18 OCT180127 WAYWARD TP VOL 06 BOUND TO FATE (MR) $17.99 IMAGE COMICS
62 97 1.17 OCT181033 SENTRY TP VOL 01 MAN OF TWO WORLDS $15.99 MARVEL COMICS
63 55 1.16 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MARVEL COMICS
64 86 1.12 AUG181370 GO GO POWER RANGERS TP VOL 02 $16.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
65 143 1.11 AUG181358 HEX VET WITCHES IN TRAINING ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 $8.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
66 3 1.09 JUN180968 FANTASTIC FOUR BY WAID & WIERINGO OMNIBUS HC $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
67 139 1.06 AUG181361 I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES WORK ANIMATION ORIGINAL GN (MR) $9.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
68 100 1.04 SEP180615 TRINITY TP VOL 04 THE SEARCH FOR STEVE TREVOR $16.99 DC COMICS
69 103 1.03 AUG181397 GIANT DAYS EARLY REGISTRATION TP $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
70 38 1.03 SEP181034 CAPTAIN MARVEL CAROL DANVERS TP VOL 03 MS MARVEL YEARS $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
71 61 1.01 AUG180351 PREDATOR TP ESSENTIAL COMICS $24.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
72 80 0.99 SEP181387 WITCH HAMMER OGN $19.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
73 105 0.99 SEP180595 NEW CHALLENGERS TP $16.99 DC COMICS
74 52 0.98 SEP180625 WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 02 $29.99 DC COMICS
75 104 0.98 JUL180261 MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR) $16.99 IMAGE COMICS
76 110 0.97 AUG181407 STEVEN UNIVERSE ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 ULTIMATE DOUGH DOWN $14.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
77 29 0.97 OCT180135 WICKED & DIVINE HC VOL 03 (MR) $44.99 IMAGE COMICS
78 106 0.97 SEP180564 CURSE OF BRIMSTONE TP VOL 01 INFERNO $16.99 DC COMICS
79 54 0.96 SEP180614 SUPERMAN SHAZAM FIRST THUNDER DLX ED HC $29.99 DC COMICS
80 43 0.94 SEP180532 ANIMAL MAN BY GRANT MORRISON HC BOOK 01 30TH ANNIV DLX ED $34.99 DC COMICS
81 72 0.94 SEP180586 INJUSTICE 2 HC VOL 04 $24.99 DC COMICS
82 2 0.94 MAY180571 BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 06 $125.00 DC COMICS
83 114 0.93 SEP180559 CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE TP (MR) $16.99 DC COMICS
84 102 0.92 AUG180375 BLACKWOOD TP $17.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
85 5 0.91 JUN180964 JEPH LOEB TIM SALE YELLOW BLUE GRAY & WHITE OMNIBUS HC $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
86 173 0.90 SEP181035 SPIDER-MAN DEMOLITION DAYS DIGEST TP $9.99 MARVEL COMICS
87 13 0.87 AUG188381 AQUAMAN BY GEOFF JOHNS OMNIBUS HC $75.00 DC COMICS
88 116 0.86 SEP181394 DARK ARK TP VOL 02 $14.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
89 123 0.82 OCT182078 POKEMON THE MOVIE I CHOOSE YOU GN $14.99 VIZ MEDIA LLC
90 134 0.81 SEP180603 SCARLET TP BOOK 02 (MR) $14.99 DC COMICS
91 15 0.79 JUN180959 MARVEL UNIVERSE BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS HC $75.00 MARVEL COMICS
92 112 0.79 OCT180078 FEAR AGENT FINAL ED TP VOL 04 (MR) $19.99 IMAGE COMICS
92 137 0.79 OCT170715 SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) $14.99 IMAGE COMICS
94 119 0.79 SEP181022 MARVEL KNIGHTS DAREDEVIL MACK & QUESADA TP PARTS OF A HOLE $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 121 0.78 AUG181081 VENOM BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 01 REX $17.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 126 0.78 OCT182000 BRITANNIA TP VOL 03 LOST EAGLES OF ROME $14.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
97 178 0.76 OCT181719 NOW #5 NEW COMICS ANTHOLOGY $9.99 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
98 56 0.72 SEP181015 CABLE TP VOL 02 LAST HOPE $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
99 18 0.71 JUL180781 SUPER SONS OMNIBUS HC $75.00 DC COMICS
100 64 0.70 SEP180611 SUPERMAN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 03 $34.99 DC COMICS

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