Top 500 Graphic Novel and Trade Paperbacks Ordered by Comic Stores in December 2017, as the Liquidation Lists Hit

Posted by January 15, 2018 Comment

Here are the Top 500 ordered trade paperbacks and graphic novels for December 2017 by North American comic book stores through Diamond Comic Distributors, and made available by them, too.

Notably, the top book, Saga Vol. 8, sold four times more than the second best-seller, Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles.

Also of note is the impact of those liquidation lists we have been talking about of late, some from DC Comics but mostly from Marvel, so that Green Lantern: Secret Origin TPB pops in at #37 in terms of copies ordered, but only 165th in terms of money spent to buy them, with Gotham by Midnight Vol. 1 getting a similar boost placing 39th and 177th respectively, while the new book Babyteeth Vol. 1 at the same $14.99 cover price with no discount gets 36th and 58th.

This behaviour continues through the chart, with Thor Epic Collection: War of Pantheon placing 64th and 263rd despite having a higher price point of $34.99, or the $17.99 Superior Carnage placing at 74th and 725th, or X-Men: Fall of Mutants at a higher $34.99 placing 78th and 285th, or the Iron Man Epic Collection: The Enemy Within at 90th and 302nd, or Brian Michael Bendis‘s New Avengers Vol. 1 at 124th and 673rd, or Fury MAX Vol 1 at 134th and 719th, or, get this, Ultimate Comics: Wolverine: Legacies at 156th place for numbers ordered, but (breathe in) 1359th for money spent by retailers to get the comics. Or the Tron TPB being at 186th and at 2743rd. Which means by the time to get to the end of the list, you have Runaways Vol. 9 as the 488th most ordered title, but on dollars spent by retailers, the 4671st. And no, that’s not a typo.

See what else you can find…

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