JANUARY'S COMIC BOOKS
James Tynion IV and Werther Dell'Edera's Something is Killing the Children Volume 4, revealing the origins of Erica Slaughter, the main character of the BOOM! Studios series, was the best-selling graphic novel through Diamond in January. Also in the top ten from BOOM!, The Many Deaths of Laila Starr ranked #6.
VIZ Media had three titles in the top ten, including Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba—Stories of Water and Flame (#2), Dragon Ball Super Volume 15 (#9), and Pokémon Adventures: X·Y Volume 1 (#10).
Image Comics had five titles in the top ten, all collections of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga. Volume 1 ranked #3, Compendium Volume 1 ranked #4, Volume 2 ranked #5, Volume 9 ranked #7, and Volume 3 ranked #8.
Among the premier publishers' top books, IDW Publishing's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 4: Tempest from Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill ranked #15; Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell's original Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Falconspeare ranked #19; Marvel Comics' X-Men: The Hellfire Gala ranked #28; and Dynamite Entertainment's The Boys Omnibus Volume 1, collecting the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson series that inspired the Amazon Prime series, ranked #65.
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD
TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD
TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED
How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.
Data for Diamond’s sales charts are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located inNorth Americaand around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.
Ranking is calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, toys and games invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any products that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that products marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.
Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.