Saga, Walking Dead top 2017 comic store books sales chart

Top 25 Books 2017 - Diamond Book Distributors

Diamond Book Distributors has announced the top 25 best-selling graphic novels from publishers they distribute to comic shops through 2017, based on sales data gathered from their retailer network and retail partners – and it looks like US publisher Image Comics again had a great year.

In 2017, Saga Volume 7 from Image Comics was the best-selling graphic novel and Monstress Volume 1 from Image Comics was featured on the top 25 best-seller list every month throughout 2017, outpacing any other title in consistency.

Check out the full list of titles below, where The Walking Dead stroll all over many places!


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Title ISBN  Price Publisher
Saga Volume 7 9781534300606  £9.65 Image Comics
The Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War 9781534300521 £9.65 Image Comics
The Walking Dead Volume 28: A Certain Doom 9781534302440 £10.34 Image Comics
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening 9781632157096 £6.20 Image Comics
The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan 9781534303270 £12.41 Image Comics
Paper Girls Volume 1 9781632156747  $9.99 Image Comics
Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting* 9781934547847 £29.49 Green Ronin
Monstress Volume 2: The Blood 9781534300415 £10.34 Image Comics
Saga Book Two* 9781632159038 £26.46 Image Comics
Saga Volume 1 9781607066019 £6.20 Image Comics
Saga Volume 6 9781632157119  £9.65 Image Comics
Starfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook* 9781601259561 £35.09 Paizo Inc.
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1* 9781607060765 £32.49 Image Comics
The Walking Dead Book 14 9781534303294 £9.65 Image Comics
Paper Girls Volume 2 9781632158956 £8.27 Image Comics
Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don’t Care 9781534300361 £6.20 Image Comics
The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye 9781582406725 £9.65 Image Comics
Bloodborne Official Artworks 9781772940367  £29.99 Udon Entertainment
Grimm Fairy Tales Adult Colouring Book* 9781942275244 £5.99 Zenescope
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 3* 9781632154569 £30.34 Image Comics
Sunstone Volume 5 9781632157249 £9.65 Image Comics
Providence Act 1 Final Printing HC* 9781592912919  £89.95 Avatar Press
The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call To Arms 9781632159175 £9.65 Image Comics
Kill or Be Killed Volume 1* 9781534300286 £6.77 Image Comics
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook* 9781601251503 £26.48 Paizo Inc.

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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