The 100 Most-Ordered Comics and Graphic Novels in Comic Shops in 2019

These are the 100 most-ordered comics and graphic novels in the North American direct market serviced by Diamond Comic Distributors in all of 2019, courtesy of PreviewsworldWe previously looked at top tens, marketshare and sales rises on Friday, here's a slightly fuller picture.

One problem with the list below is that the list as it appears divided DC Comics titles with differently-priced card stocks in twain, reflecting lower figures for those comics with card stock covers. Bleeding Cool will try and rectify some of that on Monday, nevertgeless they still had 41 of the top 100, Image Comics had 5 and Marvel with the remaining 54. But it is notable that Spawn #300 got second place and Spawn #301 just fell outside of the top ten.

In the collections and original graphic novels chart this is reversed. Image Comics had 38 of the top 100, DC Comics had 29, Marvel Comics had 15. Dark Horse had 6, Viz Media had 4, Dynamite and IDW had 2.

Among the premier publishers, Vampirella #1 from Dynamite Entertainment was the publisher's top comic for the year at #220, IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100 at #256, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 from Boom at #493 and Dark Horse Comics' Black Hammer/Justice League #1, was Dark Horse's top book for the year at #724. More on Monday.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2019

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DETECTIVE COMICS #1000$9.99JAN190542-MDC COMICS
2SPAWN #300$7.99JUN190014-MIMAGE COMICS
3X-MEN #1$4.99AUG190845-MMARVEL COMICS
4BLACK CAT #1$4.99APR190773-MMARVEL COMICS
5DCEASED #1$3.99MAR190464-MDC COMICS
6ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1$7.99JUN190761-MMARVEL COMICS
7MARVEL COMICS #1000$9.99JUN190842-MMARVEL COMICS
8HOUSE OF X #1$5.99MAY190690-MMARVEL COMICS
9POWERS OF X #1$5.99MAY190703-MMARVEL COMICS
10WAR OF REALMS #1$5.99JAN190870-MMARVEL COMICS
11SPAWN #301$4.99JUL190084-MIMAGE COMICS
12SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1$4.99FEB190822-MMARVEL COMICS
13SPIDER-MAN #1$4.99JUL190833-MMARVEL COMICS
14BATMAN SUPERMAN #1$3.99JUN190450-MDC COMICS
15POWERS OF X #6$5.99AUG190879-MMARVEL COMICS
16HOUSE OF X #6$4.99AUG190870-MMARVEL COMICS
17DCEASED #2$3.99APR190459-MDC COMICS
18POWERS OF X #5$4.99JUL190873-MMARVEL COMICS
19HOUSE OF X #5$4.99JUL190857-MMARVEL COMICS
20BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1 (MR)$5.99MAR190458-MDC COMICS
21SILVER SURFER BLACK #1$3.99APR190783-MMARVEL COMICS
22NEW MUTANTS #1 DX$4.99SEP190749-MMARVEL COMICS
23POWERS OF X #4$4.99JUL190865-MMARVEL COMICS
24BATMAN WHO LAUGHS THE GRIM KNIGHT #1$4.99JAN190535-MDC COMICS
25HOUSE OF X #4$4.99JUL190849-MMARVEL COMICS
26CAPTAIN MARVEL #1$4.99NOV188701-MMARVEL COMICS
27JOKER YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1$4.99AUG190440-MDC COMICS
28HOUSE OF X #3$4.99JUN190821-MMARVEL COMICS
29BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #2$4.99NOV180414-MDC COMICS
30DOOMSDAY CLOCK #9$4.99NOV180434-MDC COMICS
31WALKING DEAD #192 (MR)$3.99APR190202-MIMAGE COMICS
32HOUSE OF X #2$4.99JUN190814-MMARVEL COMICS
33SAVAGE AVENGERS #1$4.99MAR190757-MMARVEL COMICS
34POWERS OF X #2$4.99JUN190828-MMARVEL COMICS
35DOOMSDAY CLOCK #10$4.99JAN190585-MDC COMICS
36WALKING DEAD #193 (MR)$3.99MAY190111-MIMAGE COMICS
37BATMAN DAMNED #3 (MR)$6.99MAR190493-MDC COMICS
38X-MEN #2 DX$3.99SEP190778-MMARVEL COMICS
39DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12$5.99OCT190523-MDC COMICS
40AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25$7.99MAY190815-MMARVEL COMICS
41GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1$4.99DEC188796-MMARVEL COMICS
42DOOMSDAY CLOCK #11$4.99MAR190507-MDC COMICS
43POWERS OF X #3$4.99JUN190835-MMARVEL COMICS
44AMAZING MARY JANE #1$3.99AUG190933-MMARVEL COMICS
45BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #2$5.99MAY190360-MDC COMICS
46CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1$4.99NOV180740-MMARVEL COMICS
47BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #3$4.99DEC180539-MDC COMICS
48BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #5$4.99MAR190495-MDC COMICS
49X-FORCE #1 DX$4.99SEP190760-MMARVEL COMICS
50ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5 AC$4.99SEP190790-MMARVEL COMICS
51STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE #1$3.99FEB190943-MMARVEL COMICS
52BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #4$4.99FEB190484-MDC COMICS
53X-MEN #3 DX$3.99OCT190903-MMARVEL COMICS
54ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2 AC$4.99JUN190775-MMARVEL COMICS
55ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #4 AC$4.99AUG190902-MMARVEL COMICS
56BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6$4.99APR190454-MDC COMICS
57ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #3 AC$4.99JUL190885-MMARVEL COMICS
58GHOST RIDER #1$4.99AUG190978-MMARVEL COMICS
59BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #1$4.99MAY190356-MDC COMICS
60IMMORTAL HULK #16$3.99FEB190849-MMARVEL COMICS
61BATMAN #64$3.99DEC180510-MDC COMICS
62AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21$3.99MAR190831-MMARVEL COMICS
63BATMAN #77$3.99JUN190479-MDC COMICS
64MARAUDERS #1 DX$4.99AUG190863-MMARVEL COMICS
65THANOS #1$4.99FEB190810-MMARVEL COMICS
66AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14$3.99NOV180903-MMARVEL COMICS
67EXCALIBUR #1 DX$4.99AUG190856-MMARVEL COMICS
68JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #1$5.99AUG190443-MDC COMICS
69HARLEEN #1 (MR)$7.99JUL190510-MDC COMICS
70BATMAN #62$3.99NOV180402-MDC COMICS
71WAR OF REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 WR$3.99MAR190793-MMARVEL COMICS
72IMMORTAL HULK #19$3.99APR190792-MMARVEL COMICS
73IMMORTAL HULK #17$3.99MAR190845-MMARVEL COMICS
74AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24$3.99APR190824-MMARVEL COMICS
75BATMAN #65$3.99DEC180515-MDC COMICS
76DCEASED A GOOD DAY TO DIE #1$4.99JUL190514-MDC COMICS
77BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #7$4.99JUN190448-MDC COMICS
78BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #3 (MR)$5.99SEP190478-MDC COMICS
79IMMORTAL HULK #25$5.99AUG191030-MMARVEL COMICS
80IMMORTAL HULK #20$3.99MAY190775-MMARVEL COMICS
81BATMAN #69$3.99FEB190480-MDC COMICS
82DARK KNIGHT RETURNS THE GOLDEN CHILD #1$5.99OCT190471-MDC COMICS
83VENOM #11$3.99DEC180962-MMARVEL COMICS
84BATMAN #68$3.99FEB190478-MDC COMICS
85HEROES IN CRISIS #4$3.99NOV180457-MDC COMICS
86VENOM #19 AC$3.99AUG190927-MMARVEL COMICS
87SUPERMAN YEAR ONE #1 (MR)$7.99APR190432-MDC COMICS
88UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1 (MR)$3.99SEP190027-MIMAGE COMICS
89BLACK CAT #2$3.99MAY190834-MMARVEL COMICS
90BATMAN #63$3.99NOV180404-MDC COMICS
91DEADPOOL #1$4.99SEP190835-MMARVEL COMICS
92BATMAN #70$3.99MAR190487-MDC COMICS
93BATMAN #67$3.99JAN190576-MDC COMICS
94BATMAN #66$3.99JAN190574-MDC COMICS
95BATMAN #71$3.99MAR190489-MDC COMICS
96HEROES IN CRISIS #5$3.99NOV180459-MDC COMICS
97BATMAN #78$3.99JUL190537-MDC COMICS
98FALLEN ANGELS #1 DX$4.99SEP190769-MMARVEL COMICS
99BATMAN #73$3.99APR190448-MDC COMICS
100WAR OF REALMS #2 WR$4.99FEB190759-MMARVEL COMICS

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2019

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1WATCHMEN TP$24.99JUN190614-MDC COMICS
2SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99AUG120491IMAGE COMICS
3UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE$17.99SEP108136DARK HORSE COMICS
4MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99APR160803-MIMAGE COMICS
5MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR)$24.99OCT180598DC COMICS
6DIE TP VOL 01 FANTASY HEARTBREAKER (MR)$9.99MAR190080-MIMAGE COMICS
7BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP$19.99JUL180733DC COMICS
8WALKING DEAD TP VOL 31 (MR)$16.99JAN190186IMAGE COMICS
9BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE HC NEW ED$17.99JUN190574DC COMICS
10BATMAN DAMNED HC (MR)$29.99MAR190571DC COMICS
11WALKING DEAD TP VOL 32$16.99JUN190045IMAGE COMICS
12INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99JUL110745MARVEL COMICS
13PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01$9.99JAN160645IMAGE COMICS
14SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR)$14.99JUL180297IMAGE COMICS
15DARK NIGHTS METAL TP$19.99OCT180569DC COMICS
16UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 02 DALLAS$17.99DEC098005DARK HORSE COMICS
17IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 01 OR IS HE BOTH$15.99AUG181082MARVEL COMICS
18UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 03 HOTEL OBLIVION$19.99MAR190279DARK HORSE COMICS
19JOKER TP BLACK LABEL$14.99APR190556DC COMICS
20DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS TP$9.99JUN180439DC COMICS
21DETECTIVE COMICS 80 YEARS OF BATMAN DLX ED HC$29.99DEC180641DC COMICS
22BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR)$29.99DEC181256-MDYNAMITE
23DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR)$9.99MAY140626-MIMAGE COMICS
24HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X HC$60.00SEP190963-MMARVEL COMICS
25MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01$9.99JUN151643VIZ MEDIA LLC
26MONSTRESS TP VOL 04 (MR)$16.99JUL190105-MIMAGE COMICS
27MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR)$16.99JUL180261IMAGE COMICS
28PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 06$14.99JUL190107IMAGE COMICS
29IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 02 GREEN DOOR$15.99NOV181036MARVEL COMICS
30BATMAN WHO LAUGHS HC$29.99JUN190568DC COMICS
31TEEN TITANS RAVEN TP DC INK$16.99FEB190469DC COMICS
32SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR)$14.99APR130443IMAGE COMICS
33BATMAN HUSH TP$29.99JUN190569DC COMICS
34GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 01 BLACK BARN (MR)$9.99AUG180153IMAGE COMICS
35DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 01$15.99JAN192254TOKYOPOP
36MIRACULOUS TALES LADYBUG CAT NOIR TP S2 VOL 04 NO EVIL DOING$8.99SEP181357ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
37DISNEY DESCENDANTS EVIES WICKED RUNWAY TP VOL 02$15.99FEB192149TOKYOPOP
38MIDDLEWEST TP BOOK 01 (MR)$9.99MAR190092-MIMAGE COMICS
39WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR)$9.99SEP140684IMAGE COMICS
40MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR)$16.99APR170834IMAGE COMICS
41IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 03 HULK IN HELL$15.99FEB190998MARVEL COMICS
42COSMIC GHOST RIDER TP BABY THANOS MUST DIE$15.99NOV181028MARVEL COMICS
43SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES 30TH ANNIV ED$19.99JUL180774DC COMICS
44SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR)$14.99OCT170715IMAGE COMICS
45MAGIC ORDER TP VOL 01 (MR)$19.99FEB190095-MIMAGE COMICS
46RICK AND MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TP VOL 01$19.99DEC180776IDW PUBLISHING
47SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR)$14.99JAN140556IMAGE COMICS
48DC POSTER PORTFOLIO STANLEY ARTGERM LAU TP 01$24.99OCT180551DC COMICS
49LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL TP$15.99OCT181018-MMARVEL COMICS
50DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 01$24.99JUL190638DC COMICS
51STRANGER THINGS TP VOL 01 OTHER SIDE$17.99JAN190427DARK HORSE COMICS
52DC SUPER HERO GIRLS OUT OF THE BOTTLE TP$9.99FEB180156DC COMICS
53DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK KNIGHTS RISING TP$24.99DEC180638DC COMICS
54DCEASED HC$29.99AUG190650-MDC COMICS
55BAD WEEKEND HC (MR)$16.99MAY190040IMAGE COMICS
56KINGDOM COME TP BLACK LABEL$19.99JAN190687DC COMICS
57CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 01 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS$19.99JUN190303DARK HORSE COMICS
58SPIDER-GEDDON TP$24.99NOV181026MARVEL COMICS
59HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 SEED OF DESTRUCTION$24.99JAN180104DARK HORSE COMICS
60WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 08 OLD IS THE NEW NEW (MR)$17.99JAN190247IMAGE COMICS
61GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 02 ORIGINAL SINS (MR)$16.99FEB190077IMAGE COMICS
62HARLEY QUINN BREAKING GLASS TP DC INK$16.99APR190434DC COMICS
63MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02$9.99SEP151698VIZ MEDIA LLC
64PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02$12.99SEP160815IMAGE COMICS
65PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05$14.99OCT180099IMAGE COMICS
66SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR)$14.99OCT140644IMAGE COMICS
67SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE$9.99DEC160774IMAGE COMICS
68SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR)$14.99JAN170850IMAGE COMICS
69UNDER THE MOON A CATWOMAN TALE TP DC INK$16.99JAN190554DC COMICS
70DESCENDER TP VOL 01 TIN STARS (MR)$9.99JUL150554IMAGE COMICS
71SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY TP$24.99JUL191106MARVEL COMICS
72STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 04 FORTRESS VADE$19.99OCT181014MARVEL COMICS
73MISTER MIRACLE HC (MR)$34.99JAN198940DC COMICS
74SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 01 (NEW PTG)$9.99MAR190064IMAGE COMICS
75VENOM BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 01 REX$17.99AUG181081MARVEL COMICS
76IMMORTAL HULK TP VOL 04 ABOMINATION$15.99JUN191051MARVEL COMICS
77DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE ED HC$19.99MAR190576DC COMICS
78SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 03$16.99OCT180111IMAGE COMICS
79EAST OF WEST TP VOL 09$16.99FEB190059IMAGE COMICS
80SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR)$14.99MAR160684IMAGE COMICS
81WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 09$17.99JUN190046IMAGE COMICS
82VENOM BY DONNY CATES TP VOL 02$17.99JAN191101MARVEL COMICS
83FARMHAND TP VOL 01 (MR)$12.99OCT180065IMAGE COMICS
84BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP$24.99JUL110251DC COMICS
85SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR)$14.99JUL150565IMAGE COMICS
86BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 (MR)$29.99MAR191177-MDYNAMITE
87SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 03 (MR)$49.99MAR190127IMAGE COMICS
88MAN-EATERS TP VOL 01$12.99DEC180123IMAGE COMICS
89ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 02 MURDER ON ROCKPORT LIMITED$19.99MAY191698:01 FIRST SECOND
90BATMAN TP VOL 09 THE TYRANT WING$16.99DEC180627DC COMICS
91AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER TP VOL 01 BACK BASICS$15.99SEP181008MARVEL COMICS
92BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT HC$29.99JAN198939DC COMICS
93ISOLA TP VOL 01$9.99JUL180153IMAGE COMICS
94BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52)$16.99DEC120323DC COMICS
95MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 17$9.99DEC182240VIZ MEDIA LLC
96DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SPACED OUT TP$9.99JAN190555DC COMICS
97WAR OF REALMS TP$29.99MAY190956MARVEL COMICS
98DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP$19.99NOV150279DC COMICS
99THEY CALLED US ENEMY TP$19.99MAR190630IDW PUBLISHING
100MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 03$9.99DEC151700VIZ MEDIA LLC

 

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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