Top 100 Selling Comics And Graphic Novels In October 2016's North American Direct Market

img_5526-0-768x1024Courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors, here are the top 100 selling comic books and graphic novels in the North American direct market of comic book stores, subscription boxes, exclusive covers for shows and whatever remains of Hastings…

We broke apart the top ten and the marketshare stats here. One other thing to note is that Marvel achieved their marketshare win without the aid of floding the market. DC and Marvel had similar amounts of titles out in October.

Last month, Marvel had two books in the top twenty. And ten in the top fifty. And that was an improvement on August. In October they have four in the top ten and eighteen in the top fifty. Marvel also did well from a flurry of launch issue ones and the beginning of a new host of retailer exclusive covers, with Champions #1 being the lead in this. It wasn't just Big Trouble In Little China/Escape From New York that benefitted from appearing in subscription boxes like Loot Crate, both Champions and Doctor Strange appeared in them too, albeit not at the chart busting numbers that Loot Crate will bring.

For Image, getting one book in the top ten in this climate, Walking Dead, is always an achievement. But it was nice to get two as well, with the appearance of Reborn by Millar and Capullo, albeit a comic that seemed a little like a reworking of Alan Moore's issue of Spawn… still, steal from the best!

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2016

RANKPUBLICATIONPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA ESCAPE NEW YORK #1$3.99AUG161297BOO
2CHAMPIONS #1$4.99AUG160733MAR
3DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #1$3.99AUG160798MAR
4DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #6$5.99JUN160290DC
5BATMAN #8$2.99AUG160197DC
6BATMAN #9$2.99AUG160203DC
7CIVIL WAR II #6$4.99JUL160889MAR
8DARTH VADER #25$5.99JUN160929MAR
9ALL STAR BATMAN #3 [*]$4.99AUG160186DC
10WALKING DEAD #159$2.99AUG160675IMA
11CLONE CONSPIRACY #1$4.99AUG160753MAR
12JUSTICE LEAGUE #6$2.99AUG160241DC
13JUSTICE LEAGUE #7$2.99AUG160243DC
14DETECTIVE COMICS #942$2.99AUG160201DC
15DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK #1$3.99AUG160934MAR
16STAR WARS #24$3.99AUG160973MAR
17FLASH #8$2.99AUG160219DC
18DEATH OF X #1$4.99AUG160922MAR
19REBORN #1$3.99AUG160565IMA
20DETECTIVE COMICS #943$2.99AUG160205DC
21FLASH #9$2.99AUG160221DC
22JESSICA JONES #1$3.99AUG160842MAR
23INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1$3.99AUG160767MAR
24AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19$4.99AUG160751MAR
25DOCTOR STRANGE #12$3.99AUG160822MAR
26SUPERMAN #8$2.99AUG160257DC
27SUICIDE SQUAD #4 [*]$2.99AUG160249DC
28NIGHTWING #6$2.99AUG160199DC
29AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20$3.99AUG160758MAR
30SUPERMAN #9$2.99AUG160259DC
31WONDER WOMAN #8$2.99AUG160265DC
32TRINITY #2 [*]$2.99AUG160263DC
33TEEN TITANS #1 [*]$2.99AUG160180DC
34WONDER WOMAN #9$2.99AUG160267DC
35SUICIDE SQUAD #5 [*]$2.99AUG160251DC
36STAR WARS HAN SOLO #4$3.99JUL161049MAR
37HARLEY QUINN #5 [*]$2.99AUG160235DC
38BLACK PANTHER #7$3.99AUG160775MAR
39BATMAN BEYOND #1 [*]$2.99AUG160177DC
40DEATH OF X #2$3.99AUG160928MAR
41HARLEY QUINN #6 [*]$2.99AUG160237DC
42NIGHTWING #7$2.99AUG160207DC
43TITANS #4$2.99AUG160261DC
44ACTION COMICS #965$2.99AUG160182DC
45ACTION COMICS #966$2.99AUG160184DC
46SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #10$3.99AUG160900MAR
47GREEN LANTERNS #8$2.99AUG160227DC
48DEADPOOL #21$9.99AUG160837MAR
49HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6$2.99AUG160231DC
50GREEN LANTERNS #9$2.99AUG160229DC
51CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #6$3.99JUL160912MAR
52GREEN ARROW #8$2.99AUG160223DC
53HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7$2.99AUG160233DC
54STAR WARS POE DAMERON #7$4.99AUG160971MAR
55SAGA #39 (MR)$2.99AUG160659IMA
56GREEN ARROW #9$2.99AUG160225DC
57DEADPOOL #20$3.99AUG160942MAR
58SUPERGIRL #2 [*]$2.99AUG160253DC
59OLD MAN LOGAN #12$3.99AUG160939MAR
60AQUAMAN #8$2.99AUG160189DC
61MOSAIC #1$4.99AUG160811MAR
62CAGE #1$3.99AUG160854MAR
63DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK #2$3.99AUG160936MAR
64INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14$3.99AUG160886MAR
65AQUAMAN #9$2.99AUG160191DC
66DEATHSTROKE #4 [*]$2.99AUG160215DC
67RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #3$2.99AUG160247DC
68DOCTOR STRANGE #13$3.99AUG160827MAR
69BATGIRL #4$2.99AUG160193DC
70MIGHTY THOR #12$3.99AUG160894MAR
71GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1$3.99AUG160782MAR
72BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #3$2.99AUG160195DC
73SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #1$3.99AUG160010DAR
74STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #5$3.99AUG160976MAR
75DEATHSTROKE #5 [*]$2.99AUG160217DC
76UNCANNY X-MEN #14$3.99AUG160946MAR
77ALL NEW WOLVERINE #13$3.99AUG160947MAR
78UNCANNY AVENGERS #15$3.99AUG160858MAR
79DOOM PATROL #2 (MR) [*]$3.99AUG160175DC
80CYBORG #2 [*]$2.99AUG160211DC
81ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #15$3.99AUG160891MAR
82PROWLER #1$3.99AUG160760MAR
83EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #15$3.99AUG160945MAR
84SUPERWOMAN #3 [*]$2.99AUG160255DC
85DEADPOOL TOO SOON #1$4.99AUG160940MAR
86KISS #1$3.99AUG161481DE
87WONDER WOMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1$7.99AUG160278DC
88PUNISHER #6$3.99AUG160914MAR
89CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #1 (MR) [*]$3.99AUG160169DC
90MOONSHINE #1 (MR)$2.99AUG160557IMA
91GWENPOOL #7$3.99AUG160832MAR
92DAREDEVIL #12$3.99AUG160919MAR
93MOON KNIGHT #7$3.99AUG160910MAR
94HELLBLAZER #3$2.99AUG160239DC
95BLUE BEETLE #2 [*]$2.99AUG160209DC
96HE MAN THUNDERCATS #1$3.99AUG160290DC
97ALL NEW X-MEN #14$3.99AUG160944MAR
98CYBORG #3 [*]$2.99AUG160213DC
99PAPER GIRLS #10$2.99AUG160651IMA
100SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #1 (MR) [*]$3.99AUG160174DC

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2016

RANKPUBLICATIONPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1CHAMPIONS NO TIME FOR LOSERS #1$7.99AUG160750MAR
2WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 04 RISING ACTION (MR)$14.99JUL160868IMA
3EAST OF WEST TP VOL 06 (MR)$14.99JUL160823IMA
4TOKYO GHOST TP VOL 02 (MR)$14.99JUL160853IMA
5LOW TP VOL 03 SHORE OF THE DYING LIGHT (MR)$14.99MAY160689IMA
6UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP MARVEL UNIVERSE OGN HC$24.99JUN160947MAR
7DOCTOR STRANGE TP FLIGHT OF BONES$24.99JUL161070MAR
8COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS TP$9.99JUL161075MAR
9TREES TP VOL 02 (MR)$12.99NOV150698IMA
10BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BOOK & MASK SET$39.99APR160376DC
11MARCH GN BOOK 01$14.95JUN131298IDW
12HELLBOY IN HELL TP VOL 02 DEATH CARD$17.99JUN160095DAR
13SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN HC$24.99JUN160357DC
14WALKING DEAD HC VOL 13 (MR)$34.99JUL160855IMA
15REVOLUTION ROAD TO REVOLUTION SPECIAL TP$9.99JUL160482IDW
16NEIL GAIMANS TROLL BRIDGE HC$14.99MAY160021DAR
17HEAD LOPPER TP VOL 01 ISLAND OR A PLAGUE OF BEASTS (MR)$19.99JUL160804IMA
18WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 02 BORDERTOWN$15.99JUL161086MAR
19BLACK ROAD TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99JUL160791IMA
20BUFFY HIGH SCHOOL YEARS GLUTTON PUNISHMENT TP$10.99JUN160049DAR
21DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 04 TEMPORARY INSANITATION$15.99AUG161020MAR
22GOODNIGHT BATCAVE HC$14.99JUL160389DC
23PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01$9.99JAN160645IMA
24SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR)$14.99MAR160684IMA
25BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 SHIELDS MOST WANTED$17.99AUG161022MAR
26WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS TP VOL 01 COLOSSUS OF MARS (MR)$16.99AUG110967DE
27TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER TP VOL 01 CONQUEST$16.99JUL141103DE
28X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 01 BY THE SWORD (NEW PTG)$9.99OCT121241VAL
29MASK STRIKES BACK TP$14.95STAR01813DAR
30DAREDEVIL PUNISHER TP SEVENTH CIRCLE$15.99JUL161084MAR
31MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 01 ULTRON INITIATIVE$14.99JUN082432MAR
32DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 02 LAST DAYS OF MAGIC$24.99JUL161067MAR
33DISCIPLINE TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99JUL160795IMA
34ALL NEW WOLVERINE TP VOL 02 CIVIL WAR II$19.99JUL161079MAR
35SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99AUG120491IMA
36DC UNIVERSE BY NEIL GAIMAN DELUXE ED HC$29.99JUN160336DC
37EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 02 APOCALYPSE WARS$19.99JUL161080MAR
38TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 09 (MR)$12.99AUG162081VIZ
39COLOR YOUR OWN DOCTOR STRANGE TP$9.99JUL161071MAR
40GRAYSON TP VOL 04 A GHOST IN THE TOMB$16.99JUL160408DC
41FLASH AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP$15.99JUL160402DC
42SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS TP$14.99JUN160030DAR
43PUNISHER MAX TP COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 03 (MR)$34.99JUL161091MAR
44BATMAN BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 02$19.99JUL160398DC
45ELSEWORLDS BATMAN TP VOL 02$24.99JUL160407DC
46MARVELS DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE TP$16.99JUN160970MAR
47FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS TP BOOK 03$24.99JUL160403DC
48MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99APR160803IMA
49MOEBIUS LIBRARY WORLD OF EDENA HC$49.99JUN160019DAR
50ALL NEW X-MEN INEVITABLE TP VOL 02 APOCALYPSE WARS$15.99JUL161081MAR
51DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION TP SEPARATE REALITY$39.99JUL161069MAR
52SUPERMAN THE FINAL DAYS OF SUPERMAN HC$29.99JUN160354DC
53SWAMP THING THE DEAD DONT SLEEP TP$16.99JUL160416DC
54SUPERGIRL BY PETER DAVID TP BOOK 01$24.99JUL160420DC
55DISNEY PRINCESS COMICS COLL TP$9.99JUL161701JOE
56BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC$17.99NOV070226DC
57ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY PX ED$29.99APR168248RAN
58CAPTAIN AMERICA TP WHITE$24.99AUG161024MAR
59TEEN TITANS GO BRING IT ON TP NEW ED$12.99JUL160417DC
60CARNAGE TP VOL 02 WORLD TOUR$15.99AUG161012MAR
61MOCKINGBIRD TP VOL 01 I CAN EXPLAIN$17.99JUL161078MAR
62NIGHTWING TP VOL 05 THE HUNT FOR ORACLE$24.99JUL160412DC
63GREEN LANTERN THE SILVER AGE TP VOL 01$24.99JUL160410DC
64CONVERGENCE TP$24.99JUL160401DC
65RED HOOD ARSENAL TP VOL 02 DEVILS DAUGHTER$16.99JUL160397DC
66STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLL ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS TP VOL 01$39.99AUG160998MAR
67DOCTOR STRANGE TP WHAT IS IT THAT DISTURBS YOU STEPHEN$29.99AUG161025MAR
68VOTE LOKI TP$15.99JUL161085MAR
69AQUAMAN TP VOL 07 EXILED$16.99JUL160395DC
70CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 EARTHS MIGHTIEST HERO$29.99JUL161088MAR
71X-MEN 92 TP VOL 01 WORLD IS A VAMPIRE$15.99AUG161010MAR
72POWER MAN AND IRON FIST EPIC COLLECTION TP REVENGE$39.99JUL161090MAR
73GIANT DAYS TP VOL 03$14.99JUL161346BOO
74WALKING DEAD TP VOL 26 CALL TO ARMS (MR)$14.99JUN160722IMA
75PREDATOR LIFE AND DEATH TP$14.99JUN160033DAR
76GREEN ARROW TP VOL 09 OUTBREAK$17.99JUL160409DC
77FADE OUT DLX ED HC (MR)$49.99JUL160832IMA
78MY LITTLE PONY TP VOL 06 CRYSTAL EMPIRE$7.99MAY160500IDW
78WE ARE ROBIN TP VOL 02 JOKERS$14.99JUL160419DC
80BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP$24.99MAY090178DC
81VALIANT MASTERS SHADOWMAN HC VOL 01 SPIRITS WITHIN$24.99MAR131333VAL
82CBLDF PRESENTS SHE CHANGED COMICS TP$14.99JUL160793IMA
83CATWOMAN TP VOL 08 RUN LIKE HELL$14.99JUL160400DC
84SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES GN$14.99AUG162108VIZ
85BLACK DOG DREAMS OF PAUL NASH TP$24.99JUN160022DAR
86GOLDIE VANCE TP VOL 01$9.99JUN161254BOO
87SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR)$14.99APR130443IMA
88BACK TO THE FUTURE TP VOL 02 CONTINUUM CONUNDRUM$19.99AUG160433IDW
89SUPERMAN SAVAGE DAWN HC$29.99JUN160355DC
90MIDNIGHTER TP VOL 02 HARD$14.99JUL160411DC
91BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP$24.99JUL110251DC
92X-MEN GAMBIT AND ROGUE TP$24.99JUL161096MAR
93HAWKEYE HC VOL 03$34.99APR161066MAR
94NEIL GAIMANS MIDNIGHT DAYS TP$16.99JUL160436DC
95TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 15 LEATHERHEAD$19.99AUG160441IDW
96FIFTH BEATLE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY EXPANDED ED TP$14.99JUN160029DAR
96SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR)$14.99JUL150565IMA
98HABITAT TP (MR)$9.99AUG160697IMA
99SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR)$14.99OCT140644IMA
100COLOR YOUR OWN YOUNG MARVEL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG TP$9.99MAR160943MAR

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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