Cape and Cowl Comics' Best Selling Graphic Novels of 2017!

Saga Volume 7 cover art by Fiona Staples

Saga Volume 7 cover art by Fiona Staples

We did this last January after our first year in business and we absolutely loved digging into this list. So for at least a month we've been sneaking peaks to see how our top 100 of 2017 would shake out. Check out the list and then below that some of the quick notes we found interesting after our first pass. We would love to know what you think, find out how many of these you have read, and learn what you think might be criminally missing.

Before we go on though, THANK YOU SO MUCH! We sold what we think is a metric butt load of graphic novels this year and we very, very much appreciate all the support you give us that allows us to stay alive in this crazy business called comics. Thanks again!

  1. Saga Vol. 7
  2. Monstress Vol. 1
  3. Saga Vol. 1
  4. Black Panther Vol. 1 Nation Under Our Feet
  5. Paper Girls Vol. 1
  6. Space Riders Vol. 1
  7. Paper Girls Vol. 2
  8. Paper Girls Vol. 3
  9. Saga Vol. 2
  10. Monstress Vol. 2
  11. Seven to Eternity Vol. 1
  12. Head Lopper Vol. 1
  13. Love is Love
  14. Saga Vol. 3
  15. Saga Vol. 6
  16. Bitch Planet Vol. 1
  17. Kill Or Be Killed Vol. 1
  18. Bitch Planet Vol. 2
  19. Batman Vol. 1 (Rebirth)
  20. I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1
  21. Black Panther Vol. 2 Nation Under Our Feet
  22. Deadly Class Vol. 1
  23. Rick & Morty Vol. 1
  24. Saga Vol. 5
  25. Saga Vol. 4
  26. Snotgirl Vol. 1
  27. Black Science Vol. 1
  28. Ms. Marvel Vol. 1
  29. Wicked & Divine Vol. 1
  30. Saga Vol. 8
  31. Shirtless Bear-Fighter Vol. 1 (Cape and Cowl Variant)
  32. Watchmen
  33. Lady Killer Vol. 1
  34. Sex Criminals Vol. 1
  35. Wicked & Divine Vol. 5
  36. Tarantula
  37. Black Panther Vol. 3 Nation Under Our Feet
  38. East of West Vol. 1
  39. The Goddamned
  40. Wonder Woman Vol. 1 (Rebirth)
  41. Lumberjanes Vol. 1
  42. Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales Ult Collect Vol 1
  43. Y: the Last Man Vol. 1
  44. 4 Kids Walk into a Bank
  45. Black Panther Hardcover Vol. 1 Nation Under Our Feet
  46. Sex Criminals Vol. 4
  47. East of West Vol. 7
  48. Tokyo Ghost Vol. 1
  49. Black Monday Murders Vol. 1
  50. Kill Or Be Killed Vol. 2
  51. Batman Vol. 2 (Rebirth)
  52. Rat Queens Vol. 1
  53. Chew Vol. 1
  54. Vision Vol. 1
  55. Sex Criminals Vol. 3
  56. Dc Super Hero Girls Vol. 1
  57. Deadly Class Vol. 5
  58. Wolverine Old Man Logan
  59. Superman American Alien Hardcover
  60. Batman Flash the Button Hardcover
  61. Vision Vol. 2
  62. Wicked & Divine Vol. 4
  63. Amulet Vol. 1
  64. The Incal
  65. Darth Vader Vol. 1 Vader
  66. Deadly Class Vol. 2
  67. Fatale Vol. 1
  68. Sandman Vol. 1
  69. Flash Vol. 1 (Rebirth)
  70. Sex Criminals Vol. 2
  71. Scalped Vol. 1
  72. Bone. Vol. 1
  73. Descender Vol. 1
  74. Black Panther World of Wakanda
  75. Wonder Woman Vol. 2 (Rebirth)
  76. Seven to Eternity Vol. 2
  77. Wicked & Divine Vol. 2
  78. Batman Vol. 3 (Rebirth)
  79. Deadly Class Vol. 3
  80. Punk Rock Jesus
  81. March Vol. 1
  82. Raina Telgemeir Ghosts
  83. Saga Deluxe Edition Hardcover Vol. 2
  84. Batman the Long Halloween
  85. Injustice Gods Among Us Year One
  86. Identity Crisis
  87. Batman Vol. 1 (New 52)
  88. Descender Vol. 3
  89. Infinite Seven Vol. 1
  90. Wicked & Divine Vol. 3
  91. East of West Vol. 2
  92. Wonder Woman Vol. 1 (New 52)
  93. Flintstones Vol. 1
  94. Black Hammer Vol. 1
  95. Lazarus Vol. 5
  96. Princeless Vol. 1
  97. Southern Bastards Vol. 1
  98. Saga Deluxe Edition Hardcover Vol. 1
  99. Batman Hush
  100. Locke & Key Vol. 1
  • Image Comics is our top publisher, making up 52% of the list
  • DC comes in 2nd with 21.5%, Marvel was 3rd with 11%, Scholastic captured 3%, IDW made up 2.5%, Action Lab, Black Mask, and Dark Horse each snagged 2%, and AdHouse, BOOM!, Humanoids, and Oni Press each came in at 1%
  • We were pleasantly surprised to find 6 "all ages" titles on the list
  • By our count about 48% of these have female leads/ensemble casts with prominent female characters
  • We pride ourselves on offering something for everyone, but we do love ourselves some good ol' fashion superhero comics and that's reflected here as the tights and capes crowd makes up 26% of the list
  • Saga Volume 8 was out for all of 4 days of 2017 and still managed to come in at #30 for the year
  • There are 4 ongoing series on this list with at least 3 published volumes where every available volume made the top 100: Paper Girls (3 volumes), Saga (8 volumes), Sex Criminals (4 volumes), Wicked + Divine (5 volumes). These 4 series make up 20% of the list
  • Though Saga volume 7 was our best seller it only accounted for 1.4% of all the graphic novels we sold. We're extremely proud of the fact that we sold such a wide variety of awesome books to awesome people this year!