Best-Selling Graphic Novels of 2019

Every year we dig into the files and extract a list of the best-sellers. This year we’ve broken our list into rough categories:

  • All Ages & Young Adult Graphic Novels
  • Manga
  • General Graphic Novels and trades

Here is the list of General Graphic Novels. This will include all of the usual superhero stuff, Image Comics, and heaps of indy publishers. This includes books that were originally serialised in single issues and books that were originally published in graphic novel format. Hardcovers and Paperbacks are also treated equally here.

It looks like the movies might have helped a few sales, but not nearly as much as Netflix series, podcasts, and just seriously good comics. Saga has dominated the list for 5 years, but there hasn’t been any new Saga comics in eighteen months. Can Saga still register with no new content to push it?

Let’s find out…

Best-Selling Graphic Novels of 2019

  1. UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE
  2. ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 02 Murder On the Rockport Limited
  3. ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 01 HERE THERE BE GERBLINS
  4. UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 03 HOTEL OBVLIVION
  5. UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 02 DALLAS
  6. WATCHMEN
  7. SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)
  8. JOKER (Brian AZZARELLO & Lee BERMEJO)
  9. CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 01 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS
  10. SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR) [#49-54]
  11. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD [Harper Lee]
  12. BATMAN The KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION
  13. RICK AND MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
  14. PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01
  15. BATMAN DAMNED HC (MR)
  16. SNOW GLASS APPLES HC
  17. MONSTRESS TP VOL 01
  18. SANDMAN VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES
  19. WALKING DEAD VOL 31
  20. WALKING DEAD TP VOL 32
  21. MAUS – SURVIVORS TALE COMPLETE
  22. WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 08
  23. NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS HC VOL 01 SHADOWS
  24. SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR)
  25. STRANGER THINGS TP VOL 01 OTHER SIDE
  26. DARK NIGHTS METAL
  27. HANDMAIDS TALE
  28. PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 06
  29. WILLIAM GIBSON’S ALIEN 3 HC
  30. DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH
  31. BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC
  32. DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 01
  33. SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR) [#43-48]
  34. NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS HC VOL 02 MY AINSEL
  35. BATMAN WHO LAUGHS HC
  36. SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR)
  37. ISOLA TP VOL 01 [#1-5]
  38. PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 03
  39. WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 09
  40. BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (New52)
  41. EAST OF WEST TP VOL 09 [#39-42]
  42. SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR)
  43. SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR)
  44. SAGA TP VOL 07 (MR)
  45. BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT
  46. WALKING DEAD VOL 01
  47. OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI VOL 01
  48. PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05
  49. PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02
  50. INFINITY GAUNTLET TP [1991 #1-6]
  51. MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES
  52. SANDMAN VOL 02 THE DOLLS HOUSE
  53. SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR)
  54. MONSTRESS TP VOL 04 (MR) [#19-24]
  55. KINGDOM COME (Mark WAID & Alex Ross)
  56. MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR)
  57. GIDEON FALLS TP VOL 01
  58. SANDMAN VOL 03 DREAM COUNTRY NEW…
  59. MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR)
  60. PHANTOM (Frew) FOR THOSE WHO CAME IN LATE
  61. PHANTOM (Frew) SWORD OF THE CALIPH
  62. PHANTOM (Frew) MAN WHO CANNOT DIE
  63. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER VOL 01 BACK TO BASICS
  64. AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE (STAN LEE) SC
  65. JOKER DEATH Of The FAMILY TP (N52)
  66. RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01
  67. WALKING DEAD VOL 30
  68. DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP New EDITION
  69. SANDMAN VOL 04 SEASON OF MISTS
  70. MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR)
  71. STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH TP VOL 01 IMPERIAL MACHINE (2017 #1-6)
  72. WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 07
  73. INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR ONE COMPLETE COLLECTION
  74. DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK KNIGHTS RISING TP
  75. WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01
  76. FABLES VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE
  77. THE BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 (MR)
  78. LIFE IS STRANGE TP VOL 01
  79. STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01
  80. BATMAN HUSH – COMPLETE TP
  81. FIREFLY UNIFICATION WAR HC VOL 01
  82. V FOR VENDETTA NEW EDITION TP (MR)
  83. MARVELS AVENGERS TP ENDGAME PRELUDE
  84. PTSD GN
  85. PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 04
  86. CIVIL WAR
  87. AVENGERS BY JASON AARON TP VOL 01 FINAL HOST
  88. PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR)
  89. RAT QUEENS TP VOL 06
  90. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TP VOL 01 [2018]
  91. MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 STRAIGHT OUT OF BROOKLYN
  92. HELLBLAZER TP VOL 01 ORIGINAL SIN
  93. HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 SEED OF DESTRUCTION to RIGHT HAND OF DOOM
  94. BATMAN TP VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY (N52)
  95. Y THE LAST MAN TP BOOK 01 (MR)
  96. OVERWATCH ANTHOLOGY VOL 1
  97. STAR WARS TP THRAWN
  98. UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL TP VOL 01 SQUIRREL POWER
  99. SABRINA CHILLING ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 (MR)
  100. INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP

Best-Selling Graphic Novels of 2019 for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults.

Comics are sometimes hard to categorise, so we’ve combined the All-Ages, Teens, and Young Adult best-sellers into a single list this year. And since most of the bestselling superhero books are in this list, we’ve decided not to do a separate superheroes list this time around.

We also have lists for Manga and General Graphic Novels – including mature readers, and the other superhero titles – so keep an eye out for those.

Collectively, All-Ages, Teens, and Young Adult titles have shown some of the greatest growth in readership for 2019. A great sign of a new generation of comics readers and a peek into the future of the industry.

And check this out! Local artist Jon Sommariva has multiple books in the list including the top seller! Aussie Louie Joyce’s Haphaven also made the list!

  1. MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS TP BOOK 01 NEW DANGER
  2. HEARTSTOPPER TP VOL 01
  3. ASTERIX #38 ASTERIX & The CHIEFTAIN’S DAUGHTER SC
  4. BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01 OUT FROM BONEVILLE
  5. TEEN TITANS RAVEN TP
  6. MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN TP BOOK 01 NEW BEGINNING
  7. LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 RUINS OF EMPIRE PT 01
  8. AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER
  9. SCOOBY DOO’S GREATEST ADVENTURES TP
  10. LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITHE ME
  11. HEARTSTOPPER TP VOL 02
  12. BLOOM
  13. LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01
  14. DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE
  15. ASTERIX OMNIBUS SC VOL 01
  16. HAPHAVEN
  17. AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 00 LOST ADVENTURES
  18. DC SUPER HERO GIRLS (1) FINALS CRISIS
  19. MEG, JO, BETH & AMY MODERN RETELLING LITTLE WOMEN GN
  20. POKEMON ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
  21. LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 02 RUINS OF EMPIRE PT 02
  22. BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES TP
  23. SUPER SONS BOOK 01 THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT TP DC ZOOM
  24. SPIDEY GN TP FRESHMAN YEAR
  25. CLEOPATRA IN SPACE GN BOOK 01
  26. AMULET SC VOL 02 STONEKEEPER’S CURSE
  27. ZITA The SPACE GIRL (1) GN
  28. TINTIN TP FLIGHT 714 TO SYDNEY
  29. TINTIN TP RED RACKHAM’S TREASURE
  30. ASTERIX OMNIBUS SC VOL 02
  31. UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE
  32. DC SUPERHERO GIRLS SPACED OUT TP
  33. MS MARVEL GN-TP KAMALA KHAN
  34. FENCE TP VOL 02
  35. ASTERIX #38 ASTERIX & The CHIEFTAIN’S DAUGHTER HC
  36. SPLATOON MANGA GN VOL 01
  37. TINTIN TP DESTINATION MOON
  38. BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 03 EYES OF THE STORM
  39. GUTS (Raina Telgemeier) GN
  40. ASTERIX #01 ASTERIX THE GAUL TP
  41. ASTERIX #37 ASTERIX & The CHARIOT RACE SC
  42. HARLEY QUINN BREAKING GLASS TP
  43. THIS WAS OUR PACT (Ryan ANDREWS) GN
  44. STAR WARS ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
  45. AMULET SC VOL 07 FIRELIGHT
  46. AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER IMBALANCE PART TWO TP
  47. STEPHEN McCRANIES SPACE BOY TP VOL 01
  48. AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER (16) IMBALANCE PART ONE TP
  49. LUMBERJANES TP VOL 03 A Terrible Plan
  50. SPLATOON MANGA GN VOL 05

Best-Selling Manga of 2019

Every year we dig into the files and extract a list of the best-sellers. This year we’ve broken our list into rough categories, so keep an eye out for other lists.

Here we have our bestselling manga volumes of 2019.
Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titan used to be dominant in this category, can they hold onto their titles?

Check this out…

  1. UZUMAKI (Junji ITO) 3in1 DLX ED HC
  2. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 01
  3. SMASHED: JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION (Junji ITO) HC
  4. GYO (Junji Ito) DELUXE 2in1 EDITION HC
  5. TOMIE COMPLETE Deluxe edition HC (MR)
  6. SHIVER (Junji ITO) HC
  7. FRAGMENTS OF HORROR (JUNJI ITO) HC
  8. ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01
  9. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 17
  10. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 16
  11. BATTLE ANGEL ALITA DELUXE ED VOL 01
  12. EVANGELION ILLUSTRATIONS 2007-2017 SC ART
  13. DEATH NOTE BLACK ED TP V0L 01
  14. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 04
  15. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 03
  16. NARUTO 3in1 TP VOL 01 (v1-3)
  17. DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 04
  18. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 06
  19. AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 01 (MR)
  20. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 02
  21. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 15
  22. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 05
  23. KOMI CAN’T COMMUNICATE GN VOL 01
  24. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 07
  25. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 18
  26. MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 01
  27. FRANKENSTEIN HC JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION
  28. TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 01
  29. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 08
  30. ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03
  31. ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 02
  32. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 09
  33. MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 02
  34. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 11
  35. TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 02
  36. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 14
  37. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 19
  38. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 12
  39. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 20
  40. ONE PIECE 3in1 TP VOL 01 (v1-3)
  41. ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 01
  42. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 10
  43. DR STONE GN VOL 01
  44. ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 15
  45. MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 03
  46. PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 01
  47. NARUTO VOL 01
  48. RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 01 RED LIKE ROSES
  49. JUNJI ITO’S CAT DIARY YON & MU GN VOL 01
  50. ONE PIECE 3in1 TP VOL 03
  51. SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 01
  52. MOB PSYCHO 100 TP VOL 01
  53. DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 05
  54. JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 4 DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE HC VOL 01
  55. TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 03
  56. RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 04
  57. DEATH NOTE TP VOL 01
  58. DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 01
  59. ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 04
  60. SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 02
  61. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 21
  62. ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 03
  63. ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 17
  64. ABARA (Tsutomu Nihei) COMPLETE DELUXE ED GN
  65. RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 03 FROM SHADOWS
  66. CARDCAPTOR SAKURA COLL ED HC VOL 01
  67. BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01
  68. ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 02
  69. ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 16
  70. AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 02 (MR)
  71. JOJOS BIZARRE ADV PHANTOM BLOOD HC VOL 01
  72. FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 01
  73. ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 05
  74. KAGUYA SAMA LOVE IS WAR GN VOL 01
  75. DEATH NOTE SLIPCASE GN ALL-IN-ONE EDITION
  76. FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 01
  77. ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 05
  78. RWBY OFFICIAL MANGA ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 02 MIRROR MIRROR
  79. AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 03 (MR)
  80. RWBY (Shirow Miwa) GN
  81. MANGA LOVER’S TOKYO TRAVEL GUIDE (Evangeline NEO) SC
  82. ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 04
  83. LIFE-CHANGING MANGA OF TIDYING UP
  84. DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 02
  85. MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 13
  86. DEATH NOTE BLACK ED TP VOL 02
  87. PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 02
  88. ONE PIECE 3in1 TP VOL 04
  89. PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 03
  90. MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 04
  91. FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 02
  92. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3in1 ED VOL 01
  93. MY HERO ACADEMIA VIGILANTES GN VOL 05
  94. JUNJI ITO’S DISSOLVING CLASSROOM GN
  95. MOB PSYCHO 100 TP VOL 02
  96. ONE PIECE TP VOL 01
  97. TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 01
  98. WITCH HAT ATELIER GN VOL 01
  99. LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 03 MAJORA’S & LTTP
  100. THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME GN VOL 01
  101. ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01
  102. HAIKYU GN VOL 01
  103. ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 07
  104. NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3in1 ED VOL 01
  105. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST FULLMETAL ED HC VOL 01

How about that Juni Ito? The particular flavour of Juni Ito body horror has just smashed all other manga sales this year at Impact Comics!

And in the rest of the list My Hero Academia and One Punch Man both get a great showing. Two series that rely on a premise based on a warped version of typical American Superhero comics. Superheroes have hit true pop culture saturation when they start to sell well in the manga market!

Keep an eye out for other themed best seller lists.

Top Selling Superhero Books of 2018

We’re celebrating the new year by looking back at the best sellers of 2018.
this list shows our bestselling superhero books.

A lot of older stories and number 1 volumes continue to feature high on the list as new readers find old classics in all categories. Some of them inspired by movies, hello Infinity Gauntlet!

The new The Phantom volumes published by Frew proved to be a major success, check out how high up the list they are!

Check out the top 100+ superhero books below. Check out a combined bestsellers list HERE.

And stay tuned for some more best sellers lists from other categories…

Read more Top Selling Superhero Books of 2018

Top Selling Manga of 2018

We’re kicking off the new year by looking back at top sellers from 2018.
We crack through a LOT of manga, so let’s see what the big movers were

In Japan comics sell in crazy quantities, and in various formats. Ever since the introduction about 15 years ago of the Tankōbon style volume
to the US market manga has exploded in popularity. These volumes usually feature the art laid out in the original Japanese right-to-left format, and often feature sound effects written in Japanese, giving an experience very close to reading the original work.

The range of stories available blasts across all genres and appeals to a wide range of demographics. Stories cover romance, adventure, horror, drama, comedy and more. In 2018 is seems comedy, action and horror themes were the big winners.

Interestingly, two of the biggest titles, One Punch Man and My Hero Academia both get a lot of mileage from satirising traditional US superhero comics.

Check out the top selling 100 manga volumes below. Check out the combined top 100 over HERE. And stay tuned for some more best sellers lists for other categories…

Read more Top Selling Manga of 2018

Top Selling All-Ages Books of 2018

We’re celebrating the new year by looking back at the bestsellers of 2018. All-Ages comics are a big part of our business and 2018 was a great year for some classics and a few new new titles!

We made a master list including all categories of our books so you can see how everything compares. Check that out over HERE.

Check out the top 50+ All-ages books below. And stay tuned for some more best sellers lists…

Read more Top Selling All-Ages Books of 2018

Top Selling Books of 2018

It’s an exciting new year of comics! Welcome to 2019!
So we’re going to do some dissecting of top sellers from 2018.

We’re going to kick off with a master list of all of our books. All categories and types of books, graphic novels, manga, BD, trade paperbacks, omnibi, superheroes, indies, non-fiction, and more are all stacked against each other to find out which book sold the most units at our shop in 2018.

Once again Brian K Vaughan provides the big numbers. A comic based on a podcast takes a shot at the title. An adaptation of a classic novel made sure that no superhero titles made it into the top ten.

A handful of manga series forced their way up the charts displacing many popular western titles.

A lot of older stories and number 1 volumes continue to feature high on the list as new readers find old classics in all categories.

The market for The Walking Dead seems to have finally matured with the newer volumes finally outselling the early volumes.

The new The Phantom volumes published by Frew proved to be a major success, outselling most other superhero books.

Aussies Ryan Lindsay, Jon Sommariva, Tom Taylor, and Nicola Scott all have books in our top 100!

Check out the top 101 books below. And stay tuned for some more best sellers lists including some filtering this list out into categories…

Read more Top Selling Books of 2018