January 2017 Best-Selling Graphic Novels

Every month, DBD provides a list of the best-selling graphic novels from our publishers based on sales data gathered from our retailer network and retail partners.

Below is 25 of the best-selling graphic novels for January 2017. Titles are listed in alphabetical order, not by sales number. For the top ten best-selling graphic novels of the month, see our best-sellers column on the homepage.


Art of Atari
Written by: Tim Lapetino
Illustrated by:
Publisher: Dynamite 
Format: Hardcover, 10 x 11, 352 pages, Color, $39.99
ISBN: 9781524101039
Release Date: 10/25/2016

Explore the visual history of Atari, one of the most recognized brands in pop culture, in this hardcover retrospective of concept art, marketing, packaging, and more. Features an all-new introduction by New York Times bestselling author Ernest Cline (READY PLAYER ONE).

Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine
Written by: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Illustrated by:
 Valentine De Landro, Taki Soma, Robert Wilson IV
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 136 pages, Color, $9.99
ISBN: 9781632153661

Release Date: 10/10/2015

In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?

Brandon Sanderson's White Sand Volume 1
Written by: Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hoskin
Illustrated by:
 Julius M. Gopez
Publisher: Dynamite 
Format: Hardcover, 7 x 10, 160 pages, Color, $24.99
ISBN: 9781606908853
Release Date: 06/28/2016

Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times bestselling author (the Mistborn series, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time), brings a crucial, unpublished chapter from his sprawling Cosmere universe to this original graphic novel, an official in-continuity story exclusively told in comic book format.

Chew Volume 12
Written by: John Layman
Illustrated by:
 Rob Guillory
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 184 pages, Color, $16.99
ISBN: 9781534300316
Release Date: 01/24/2017

The final story arc of Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats. Mysteries are solved, secrets are revealed and lives are lost. Many, many lives. This is the end of the line for the New York Times Best Selling, Harvey and multiple Eisner Award-winner series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants. 
Collects issues 55-60 plus the smash-hit spin-off one-shot: CHEW: DEMON CHICKEN POYO.

Descender Volume 3: Singularities
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Illustrated by:
 Dustin Nguyen
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781632158789
Release Date: 12/20/2016

This third collection of the bestselling series dives deep into the secret histories of each cast member with revelations that will propel young robot, TIM-21's sci-fi adventure into dangerous and exciting new territory.

Grimm Fairy Tales Adult Coloring Book
Written by: Zenescope
Illustrated by:
 Jamie Tyndall, Mike Krome, J. Scott Campbell, Dawn McTigue
Publisher: Zenescope
Format: Softcover, 8 x 11, 96 pages, B&W, $12.99
ISBN: 9781942275244
Release Date: 12/15/2015

Join in the adventure and escape by coloring the lines of the world's most recognizable characters. From Red Riding Hood to Cinderella, Little Mermaid to Robyn Hood, and OZ to Wonderland. Let your brain focus on creating great pieces of artwork while relieving the stress of everyday life.


I Hate Fairyland Volume 2: Fluff My Life
Written by: Skottie Young
Illustrated by:
 Skottie Young
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 144 pages, Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781632158871
Release Date: 12/13/2016

All hail Gertrude, the new Queen of Fairyland. After thirty years of wreaking havoc across this magical world to find her way back home, she must now overcome her biggest challenge yet... ruling the place she hates most. Join Gert as she continues her never-ending quest to get the FLUFF out of Fairyland. The hilariously brutal Fairytale adventure continues by superstar cartoonist SKOTTIE YOUNG.

Invader Zim Volume Three
Written by: Eric Trueheart, K.C. Green, Dennis Hopeless, Jessie Hopeless
Illustrated by:
 David Crosland
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 136 pages, Color, $19.99
ISBN: 9781620103715
Release Date: 12/14/2016

Volume 3 of the hit comic series (based on the hit Nickelodeon TV show) INVADER ZIM will face foes like those never seen before! (And also Dib. But everyone's seen Dib before.)

Kill la Kill Volume 1
Written by: Kazuki Nakashima, TRIGGER
Illustrated by:
 Ryo Akizuki
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 180 pages, B&W, $12.99
ISBN: 9781927925492
Release Date: 10/27/2015

Welcome to Honnouji Academy - a school ruled under the iron fist of the Student Council President and her underlings, the Elite Four. Bestowed with incredible powers from their special Goku Uniforms, only one person dares to stand against them – transfer student Ryūko Matoi! Wielding her fabric-slicing Scissor Blade, Ryūko aims to bring Honnouji Academy’s fascist overlords to their knees!

Kill or Be Killed Volume 1
Written by: Ed Brubaker
Illustrated by:
 Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Color, $9.99
ISBN: 9781534300286
Release Date: 01/24/2017

The bestselling team of ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS (THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL, FATALE) return with KILL OR BE KILLED, the twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret from destroying his life. 

Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, KILL OR BE KILLED is unlike anything BRUBAKER & PHILLIPS have ever done.

Collects issues 1 - 4. 

Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
Written by: Marjorie Liu
Illustrated by:
 Sana Takeda
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 192 pages, Color, $9.99
ISBN: 9781632157096
Release Date: 07/19/2016

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

Paper Girls Volume 2 
Written by: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by:
 Cliff Chiang
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 128 pages, Color, $12.99
ISBN: 9781632158956
Release Date: 02/06/2016

The Eisner Award-winning “Best New Series” from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG continues with a bold new direction, as intrepid young newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future... the year 2016.

Collects issues 6 through 10.

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook 
Written by: Jason Bulmahn
Illustrated by:
Publisher: Paizo Inc.
Format: Hardcover, 8 x 11, 560 pages, Color, $49.99
ISBN: 9781601251503
Release Date: 09/01/2009

This complete standalone fantasy roleplaying game takes your fantasy campaigns to new heights of adventure! Backward-compatible with the 3.5 fantasy rules but offering new solutions and options that place it firmly on the cutting edge, the Pathfinder RPG is the culmination of the largest open public playtest in RPG history.

Prophet Volume 5: Earth War
Written by: Brandon Graham, Simon Roy
Illustrated by:
 Grim Wilkins, Giannis Milonogiannis, Brandon Graham, Simon Roy
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 168 pages, Color, $17.99
ISBN: 9781632158369
Release Date: 01/17/2017

THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO PROPHET! A clone general goes against his Brain-Mother overlords to gain control of an alien egg. Collects PROPHET: EARTH WAR #1-6.

Rick and Morty Hardcover Book 1
Written by: Zac Gorman
Illustrated by:
 CJ Cannon, Zac Gorman, Andrew MacLean, Marc Ellerby, Nick Filardi, Ryan Hill
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Hardcover, 8 x 12, 296 pages, Color, $49.99
ISBN: 9781620103609
Release Date: 11/23/2016

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY is now available in its first deluxe hardcover collection! This special hardcover edition also includes an exclusive sound clip of Rick and Morty and all the cover art from the first ten issues of the comic book series!

Rick and Morty Volume 1
Written by: Zac Gorman
Illustrated by:
 CJ Cannon, Marc Ellerby
Publisher: Oni Press
Format: Softcover, 7 x 10, 128 pages, Color, $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-62010-281-7
Release Date: 11/18/2015

Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. This collection features the first five issues of the comic book series, including "“The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street,” "Mort-Balls!" and more, along with hilarious mini-comics showcasing the whole family.

Saga Book One
Written by: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by:
 Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Hardcover, 7 x 11, 504 pages, Color, $49.99
ISBN: 9781632150783
Release Date: 11/25/2014

Collecting the first three trade paperbacks (issues #1-18) of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how Saga is really made. 

Saga Volume 6
Written by: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrated by:
 Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 152 pages, Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781632157119
Release Date: 07/05/2016

After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her starcrossed family learns hard lessons of their own.

Sunstone Volume 5
Written by: Stjepan Sejic
Illustrated by:
 Stjepan Sejic
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 264 pages, Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781632157249
Release Date: 01/24/2017

This is how we fix what is broken, this is how we overwrite the bad memories.

One honest smile at a time. Lisa thought this, for a moment at least. It was a hopeful thought...but it was wishful thinking. it takes more than smiles. It takes words, courage, and actions. This is where we finish the first arc, but we'll be back. Like doms, writers too must know when to be cruel, and when to show mercy!

The Goddamned Volume 1: Before The Flood
Written by: Jason Aaron
Illustrated by:
 R.M. Guéra
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 152 pages, Color, $9.99
ISBN: 9781632157003
Release Date: 01/24/2017

Its 1655 years after Eden, and life on earth has already gone to hell. The world of man is a place of wanton cruelty and wickedness. Prehistoric monsters and stone-age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruction are the rule of the day. Humankind is a failed experiment. This is life before the Flood. The story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. Welcome to the world of THE GODDAMNED.

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 46
Written by: Robert M. Overstreet
Illustrated by:
Publisher: Gemstone Publishing
Format: Softcover, 6 x 9, 1200 pages, Color, $29.95
ISBN: 9781603601917
Release Date: 08/02/2016

Each year when The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide arrives with new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, and more, it's an annual event, and this year will be no different. The book referred to as “The Bible of collectors and dealers” returns with its 46th edition, including market reports from top retailers and experienced fans. Harley Quinn, Power Girl, Supergirl, and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre artist Amanda Conner provides the cover. The comic book medium is making history, and history starts right here.

The Walking Dead Volume 25: No Turning Back
Written by: Robert Kirkman
Illustrated by:
 Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 136 pages, B&W, $14.99
ISBN: 9781632156594
Release Date: 04/05/2016

After a devastating act of war by the Whisperers, Rick must chart a path for his community. But when his leadership is questioned, how will he respond? Collects THE WALKING DEAD #145-150.

The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call To Arms
Written by: Robert Kirkman
Illustrated by:
 Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 136 pages, B&W, $14.99
ISBN: 9781632159175
Release Date: 09/20/2016

After being betrayed by members of his own community, Rick Grimes charts a new course and marshals his forces against the Whisperers.

Collects THE WALKING DEAD #151-156.

The Wicked + The Divine Volume 4: Rising Action
Written by: Kieron Gillen
Illustrated by:
 Jamie Mckelvie
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 144 pages, Color, $14.99
ISBN: 9781632159137
Release Date: 10/11/2016

Every ninety years, twelve gods are reincarnated as young people. They are loved. They are hated. And sometimes - just sometimes - they fall into open Superstar wars.

The fourth volume of the award-winning, best selling series from acclaimed creators KIERON GILLEN, JAMIE McKELVIE and MATT WILSON is the most explosive yet.

Collects issues 18 through 22

Wytches Volume 1
Written by: Scott Snyder
Illustrated by:
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Softcover, 6 x 10, 144 pages, Color, $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-63215-380-7
Release Date: 07/07/2015

When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they're hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient...and hungry.

Snotgirl Volume 2 Snotgirl Volume 2
Image Comics
Lottie Person is a glamorous fashion blogger living her best life in L.A. — at least that’s what she wants you to think. CALIFORNIA SCREAMING finds Lottie putting the past behind her and trying to make the best of a bad situation — her life! >>
Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico
Somos Arte
Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuiliding Puerto Rico is an anthology featuring contributions from writers and artists from the comic book industry with some of the most iconic comic book heroes of all time from DC: Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, and many others, including original stories also take us to the past to explore the beautiful history of PUERTO RICO. >>
Saga Volume 8 Saga Volume 8
Image Comics
After the traumatic events of the War for Phang, Hazel, her parents, and their surviving companions embark on a life-changing adventure at the westernmost edge of the universe. >>
The Walking Dead Volume 29 The Walking Dead Volume 29
Image Comics
Recent events have thrown Alexandria into turmoil, and now Rick, Dwight, Eugene and Negan all have something to prove. >>
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
Blast off into a galaxy of adventure with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! This massive 560-page hardcover rulebook is the essential centerpiece of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, with rules for character creation, magic, gear, and more—everything you need to play Starfinder as either a player or Game Master! >>
 Lulu Is A Rhinoceros Lulu Is A Rhinoceros
Wicked Cow Studios
Everyone thinks Lulu is a bulldog, but she knows that can't be true, because Lulu is a Rhinoceros-that is what she sees staring back at her when she looks in the mirror. But sometimes, being yourself can be a difficult road to walk. And just when all hope seems lost, Lulu finds a small friend that makes a big difference in her life when she realizes that the courage to be herself has been inside of her all along. >>
Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting
Green Ronin Publishing
Until now, the wondrous and dangerous lands of Tal'Dorei have been the sole stomping grounds of the show's adventuring company, Vox Machina. But now, you can explore these realms in a tome from the pen of Game Master Matt Mercer himself! >>
 Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Pact Worlds Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Pact Worlds
From the cosmopolitan corridors of Absalom Station to the carnivorous jungles of Castrovel or the floating cloud-cities of the gas giant Bretheda, this hardcover rulebook is your guide to Starfinder’s core worlds and civilizations, and the perfect place to launch any adventure. >>
Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs Volume 2 Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs Volume 2
Ghost Ship
Homeless and haunted by ghosts, high schooler Kogarashi thinks his luck has finally turned when he finds Yuragi-sou-a cheap boarding house that was formerly a hot springs inn, now full of super sexy, scantily clad female tenants. >>
 Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 5 Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 5
Action Lab
Six weeks have passed since the attack on the ship and the loss of Sunshine. Now everyone is trying to get back to normal, including Ximena, who has been putting off confessing her feelings for the love of her life. Now she’s finally ready to try and make it work, but is this relationship cursed? >>