Top Books of 2016

We present our 25 bestselling trade paper backs and graphic novels from 2016. For the sake of not repeating ourselves too much, we’ve removed multiple volumes of the same title, only showing the top selling volume of each series.

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We once again see Saga topping the list, with another Vaughn series coming right behind. And we also see the decline of the popularity of Walking Dead, which has been either 1 or 2 for the last few years, but now drops to #6. And as always, the list is full of Canadians and for the first time, we’re seeing a strong effect of movies on tpb sales, as seen at #5 and #15.

If you’re looking for something new to read, look no further than this list for inspiration!

  1. Saga vol.6 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  2. Paper Girls vol.1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang
  3. Lumberjanes vol.1 by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, and Brooke A. Allen
  4. Amulet vol.7 by Kazu Kibuishi
  5. Batman Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
  6. Walking Dead vol.25 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
  7. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
  8. Rat Queens vol.3 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tess Fowler
  9. Descender vol.1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  10. Sex Criminals vol.3 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
  11. East of West vol.1 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta
  12. Monstress vol.1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
  13. Secret Path by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire
  14. Ms Marvel vol.1 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
  15. Civil War by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven
  16. Darth Vader vol.1 by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca
  17. Bait: Off-Colour Stories for You to Colour by Chuck Palahniuk and various
  18. Wicked and Divine vol.3 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
  19. DC Superheroes Origins: Superman by Matthew K Manning and Luciano Vecchio
  20. Chew vol.11 by John Layman and Rob Guillory
  21. Low vol.1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini
  22. Batman vol.1 Court of Owls by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
  23. Black Science vol.1 by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera
  24. Wytches vol.1 by Scott Snyder and Jock
  25. Batman the Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale