Graphic Novel Bestsellers

By Kat La Mantia | June 13 2022 | GeneralGraphic Novels

Wading through the wilderness of graphic novels and trades can be overwhelming! Never fear, we’ve done some of the legwork for you. Below, find top selections from our recent bestseller lists from some of our biggest publishers: IDW, DC, and Marvel.

Maybe some are what you’d expect–Batman, Moon Knight, Sonic–but take note of some unexpected gems that have made an impact, like the Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game, a Marvel-themed TTRPG playbook, Dear Justice League, a middle grade graphic novel featuring answers from Justice League heroes to questions from their young fans, and March, the graphic novel memoir of the late, great Rep. John Lewis and his experiences in the Civil Rights moment: an always-relevant title.

They Called Us Enemy
978-1-60309-450-4
New York Times Bestseller!A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
$19.99 US
Jul 16, 2019
Paperback
208 Pages
Top Shelf Productions

March: Book One
978-1-60309-300-2
#1 New York Times BestsellerCongressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon and key figure of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole).March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award — Special Recognition#1 Washington Post BestsellerA Coretta Scott King Honor BookAn ALA Notable BookOne of YALSA's Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for TeensOne of YALSA's Top 10 Popular Paperbacks for Young AdultsOne of YALSA's Outstanding Books for the College BoundOne of Reader's Digest's Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should ReadEndorsed by NYC Public Schools' "NYC Reads 365" programSelected for first-year reading programs by Michigan State University, Marquette University, and Georgia State UniversityNominated for three Will Eisner AwardsNominated for the Glyph AwardNamed one of the best books of 2013 by USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book, Paste, Slate, ComicsAlliance, Amazon, and Apple iBooks.
$14.95 US
Aug 13, 2013
Paperback
128 Pages
Top Shelf Productions

Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic & Tails: Best Buds Forever
978-1-68405-894-5
Can't wait to see the best friends ever meet on the big screen? Get ready by reading their greatest adventures in this must-have comic collection!
$7.99 US
Feb 22, 2022
Paperback
96 Pages
IDW Publishing
Age 9-12 years

Sonic the Hedgehog, Vol. 1: Fallout!
978-1-68405-327-8
Join the Blue Blur for brand-new adventures as he and his friends race around the world to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman's robotic forces!
$15.99 US
Sep 18, 2018
Paperback
104 Pages
IDW Publishing
Age 9-12 years

Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Deluxe Edition
978-1-68405-865-5
Celebrate the Blue Blur's way-past-cool 30th birthday! This swank deluxe hardcover sends Sonic on electrifying all-new adventures inspired by the classic 2-D games with stories from bestselling authors Gale Galligan (The Babysitters Club series), The McElroy Brothers (The Adventure Zone) and series writer Ian Flynn!
$19.99 US
Nov 09, 2021
Hardcover
112 Pages
IDW Publishing
Age 9-12 years

Richard Stark's Parker: The Martini Edition - Last Call
978-1-68405-698-9
The long-awaited companion to the Award-winning Martini Edition is finally here, collecting The Score and Slayground in a beautiful oversized slipcase edition.
$99.99 US
May 03, 2022
Hardcover
360 Pages
IDW Publishing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection Volume 1
978-1-63140-111-4
Presenting the complete TMNT stories in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series. Everything a beginner could need, everything a diehard could want.TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and writer Tom Waltz guide readers through a ground-breaking new origin and into epic tales of courage, loyalty, and family as the Turtles and their allies battle for survival against enemies old and new in the dangerous streets and sewers of New York City.Collects the first 12 issues of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series, plus the Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Splinter Micro-Series one-shots.
$59.99 US
Jun 09, 2015
Hardcover
424 Pages
IDW Publishing

Locke & Key: The Golden Age
978-1-68405-785-6
The beloved graphic novel series turned Netflix hit continues! Take a trip through the past and unlock moments from Keyhouse's long history that expand the saga of the Locke family in this collection of stories including the crossover with Neil Gaiman's Sandman Universe!
$29.99 US
Apr 26, 2022
Hardcover
232 Pages
IDW Publishing

Batman: Year One
978-1-4012-0752-6
In 1986, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli produced this groundbreaking reinterpretation of the origin of Batman—who he is, and how he came to be. Sometimes careless and naive, this Dark Knight is far from the flawless vigilante he is today. In his first year on the job, Batman feels his way around a Gotham City far darker than the one he left. His solemn vow to extinguish the town’s criminal element is only half the battle; along with Lieutenant James Gordon, the Dark Knight must also fight a police force more corrupt than the scum in the streets.Batman: Year One stands next to Batman: The Dark Knight Returns on the mantle of greatest Batman graphic novels of all time. Timeless in its appeal, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s masterpiece would stand apart from the crowded comics field even today.This edition includes the complete graphic novel, a new introduction by writer Frank Miller and a new illustrated afterword by artist David Mazzucchelli. Completing this collection are over 40 pages of never-before-seen developmental material such as character and layout sketches, sample script pages, sketches, and more that pro-vide a glimpse into the making of this contemporary classic.This volume collects Batman #404-407.
$14.99 US
Jan 10, 2007
Paperback
144 Pages
DC Comics

Batman: The Long Halloween
978-1-4012-3259-7
Legendary Batman story that now includes two pages only ever seen in the absolute edition.
$29.99 US
Oct 11, 2011
Paperback
384 Pages
DC Comics

Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)
978-1-4012-3542-0
The breakout hit of the DC Comics--New 52 event now available as a trade paperback
$16.99 US
Mar 26, 2013
Paperback
176 Pages
DC Comics

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition
978-1-4012-6311-9
Frank Miller's genre-defining graphic novel celebrates its 30th year anniversary with a new edition.
$19.99 US
Feb 16, 2016
Paperback
224 Pages
DC Comics

Batman: Hush (New Edition)
978-1-4012-9724-4
Gotham City's worst criminals--Joker, Riddler, Ra's al Ghul, Clayface and others--have emerged to throw Batman's life into utter chaos. However, these villains are part of a much more elaborate, sinister scheme to destroy the Dark Knight once and for all, one headed by a mastermind much closer to Bruce Wayne than any foe before...
$29.99 US
Sep 17, 2019
Paperback
376 Pages
DC Comics

Dear Justice League
978-1-4012-8413-8
Hello! Justice League here. Ask us anything! Does Superman ever make mistakes? Does Wonder Woman have to listen to her parents? Does Aquaman smell like fish? The greatest heroes in the DC Comics Universe, the Justice League, answer mail from their biggest fans--kids!
$9.99 US
Aug 06, 2019
Paperback
176 Pages
DC Zoom
Age 7 and up

Watchmen (2019 Edition)
978-1-77950-112-7
A hit HBO original series, Watchmen, the groundbreaking series from award-winning author Alan Moore, presents a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history--the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the Cold War is in full effect.
$24.99 US
May 20, 2019
Paperback
448 Pages
DC Comics

V for Vendetta
978-1-77951-119-5
The graphic novel that inspired the hit Warner Bros. motion picture and DVD from the Wachowski Bros., the directors of THE MATRIX films and SPEED RACER.
$24.99 US
Nov 17, 2020
Paperback
296 Pages
DC Comics

MOON KNIGHT BY LEMIRE & SMALLWOOD: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
9781302933630
A story of birth, death and rebirth unlike any other! Marc Spector (A.K.A. Moon Knight/Jake Lockley/Steven Grant) has been fighting criminals and keeping New York City safe for years…or has he? When he wakes up in an insane asylum with no powers and a lifetime's worth of medical records, it calls his whole identity - identities - into question. Something is wrong, but is that something Marc himself? Delve deep beneath the mask of Moon Knight to meet the many men inside his head! While Steven Grant prepares for a box-office smash, Jake Lockley is arrested for murder! And as the muddled mind of Moon Knight reaches its limit, the secrets of his past are revealed. Moon Knight's survival depends on answers, but Marc Spector is plagued by nothing but questions! Collecting MOON KNIGHT (2016) #1-14.
$34.99 US
Mar 08, 2022
Paperback
320 Pages
Marvel Universe

MOON KNIGHT VOL. 1: THE MIDNIGHT MISSION TPB
9781302931100
His mission is justice! The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, sheltering his people from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his flock. While Khonshu languishes in prison, Marc Spector's sacred duty must still be observed: the protection of those who travel at night. But what happens when those he would save are turned into weapons against him? When gangs of elderly residents leave a trail of bizarre violence, Moon Knight must put his body, mind and very soul on the line to end the carnage! A mysterious foe attacks from an unexpected direction, an old friend comes to visit and Marc finds himself answering the same question over and over again: "Why do you wear the mask?" Collecting MOON KNIGHT (2021) #1-6.
$17.99 US
Feb 15, 2022
Paperback
144 Pages
Marvel Universe

HOUSE OF M TPB
978-0-7851-1721-6
Collects House of M (2005) #1-8. The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers!
$24.99 US
Jun 05, 2012
Paperback
224 Pages
Marvel Universe

MOON KNIGHT BY BENDIS & MALEEV: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
9781302933623
Captain America. Wolverine. Spider-Man. There's nobody you'd want to have your back more than this trio of mighty Avengers. So who better for Moon Knight to call upon to lend a hand? The trouble is, they're all in Moon Knight's head - the latest splinters of Marc Spector's shattered psyche! And as Spector battles his own mind to find balance in his new home of Los Angeles, a powerful criminal mastermind makes his deadly move - trafficking Ultron's temporarily inert robot body! Can Moon Knight get his act together in time to take on this deadly threat - or is he way out of his league? Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, who wowed readers with DAREDEVIL, reunite to deliver a unique take on another fan-favorite Marvel vigilante! Collecting MOON KNIGHT (2011) #1-12.
$29.99 US
Feb 01, 2022
Paperback
288 Pages
Marvel Universe

DAREDEVIL BY CHIP ZDARSKY VOL. 1: KNOW FEAR TPB
9781302914981
Collects Daredevil (2019) #1-5. The next chapter in the ever-surprising saga of Daredevil! After a brush with death, Matt Murdock must piece together his shattered life - and that includes returning to action as Daredevil! But years of trauma have taken their toll, and becoming the guardian of Hell's Kitchen he once was won't be easy. Mistakes will be made along the way - and this time, one might actually prove to be the end of him. Because when a criminal dies, and Daredevil takes the blame, Matt must go on the run in a desperate bid to clear his name! But even he can't outrun judgment forever. And with DD's absence from Hell's Kitchen, the real devils can come out to play.
$15.99 US
Jul 30, 2019
Paperback
120 Pages
Marvel Universe

MARVEL MULTIVERSE ROLE-PLAYING GAME: PLAYTEST RULEBOOK TPB COELLO COVER
9781302934248
Play as an existing Marvel Super Hero, or create your own hero (or villain!) and build your own Marvel Multiverse saga with your friends. Characters will be built using stats such as Might, Agility, Resilience, Vigilance, Ego and Logic. Players: 2-6 (or more!) Three standard six-sided dice (3d6) needed for play. Gameplay will be governed by the all-new, all-different D616 system developed exclusively by Marvel! Hint: Rolling 6-1-6 will yield FANTASTIC results! The Playtest Rulebook contains an exciting adventure as well as everything you need to know in order to build a character. Once you've begun your campaign, there will be instructions to drop Marvel a line - Your feedback may be factored into the core rulebook and subsequent releases!
$9.99 US
Apr 19, 2022
Paperback
120 Pages
Marvel Universe

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS TPB [NEW PRINTING]
978-0-7851-5868-4
Drawn from Earth across the stars, the Marvel Universe's greatest villains and heroes are set against one another by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, with the winner promised the ultimate prize. But as battle lines are drawn, new alliances forged and old enemies clash, one among them is not willing to settle for anything less than godhood. Can even the combined might of the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men prevent Dr. Doom from becoming the most powerful being in the universe? Collecting MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #1-12.
$34.99 US
Nov 04, 2014
Paperback
376 Pages
Marvel Universe

INFINITY GAUNTLET TPB [NEW PRINTING]
978-0-7851-5659-8
Collects Infinity Gauntlet (1991) #1-6. The Mad Titan Thanos has seized control of Infinity Gauntlet and with it near-omnipotent power! Who can stop this deadly new overlord? All of Marvel's top heroes star in this epic of cosmic proportions!
$24.99 US
Sep 13, 2011
Paperback
256 Pages
Marvel Universe