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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2007

Sales Estimates for January Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 02/20/2007, Last Updated: 05/09/2008 10:23am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during January 2007.

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in January, see ''Civil War' Dominates.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see '2007 Off to a Strong Start.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2007.'
 
Rank Index

Title

Price

Pub  Est.Qty 
1 12.24 ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 3 TORN TP $14.99 MAR    8,874
2 10.13 MARVEL ZOMBIES HC* $19.99 MAR    7,344
3 9.94 HELLBOY ANIMATED VOL 1 BLACK WEDDING TP $6.95 DAR    7,206
4 9.91 ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 15 MAGICAL TP $11.99 MAR    7,185
5 8.86 STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVS VOL 7 TP $6.95 DAR    6,423
6 7.24 BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED TP $19.99 DC    5,249
7 7.11 TWISTED TOYFARE THEATRE VOL 8 TP $12.99 WIZ    5,155
8 7.04 SHOWCASE PRESENTS BRAVE & BOLD BATMAN TEAMUPS VOL 1 $16.99 DC    5,104
9 6.97 SHOWCASE PRESENTS JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA VOL 2 TP $16.99 DC    5,053
10 6.73 SEVEN SOLDIERS O/VICTORY VOL 4 TP $14.99 DC    4,879
11 6.26 LUCIFER VOL 11 EVENSONG TP (MR) $14.99 DC    4,538
12 6.26 SUPERMAN EMPEROR JOKER TP $14.99 DC    4,538
13 6.1 300 HC $30.00 DAR    4,422
14 5.76 GHOST RIDER ROAD TO DAMNATION TP $14.99 MAR    4,176
15 5.46 DEATH NOTE VOL 9 TP $7.99 VIZ    3,958
16 5.4 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 11 TP $9.99 VIZ    3,915
17 4.99 ULTIMATE ANNUALS VOL 2 TP $13.99 MAR    3,618
18 4.89 CHRONICLES O/CONAN VOL 11 DANCE O/T SKULL TP $16.95 DAR    3,545
19 4.8 GHOST RIDER VOL 1 VICIOUS CYCLE TP $13.99 MAR    3,480
20 4.56 BATMAN SECRETS TP $12.99 DC    3,306
21 4.51 PENNY ARCADE VOL 3 WARSUN PROPHECIES TP $12.95 DAR    3,270
22 4.5 DOOM PATROL VOL 5 MAGIC BUS TP (MR) $19.99 DC    3,262
23 4.44 ESSENTIAL GHOST RIDER VOL 2 TP $16.99 MAR    3,219
24 4.39 JSA VOL 12 GHOST STORIES TP $14.99 DC    3,183
25 4.27 TRIGUN MAXIMUM VOL 11 TP $9.95 DAR    3,096
26 4.24 CRISIS AFTERMATH BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN TP $12.99 DC    3,074
27 4.1 BLADE O/T IMMORTAL SHORTCUT VOL 16 TP (MR) $16.95 DAR    2,972
28 3.99 OUTSIDERS GOOD FIGHT TP $14.99 DC    2,893
29 3.97 IRON MAN EXTREMIS TP $14.99 MAR    2,878
30 3.8 FANTASTIC FOUR BOOKS O/DOOM TP $14.99 MAR    2,755
31 3.68 TSUBASA VOL 12 GN $10.95 RAN    2,668
32 3.65 IRON MAN ARMOR WARS TP $24.99 MAR    2,646
33 3.56 MARVEL MASTERWORKS ATLAS ERA HEROES VOL 1 HC* $54.99 MAR    2,581
34 3.5 LIBERTY MEADOWS VOL 4 COLD COLD HEART TP $14.99 IMA    2,537
35 3.48 ION VOL 1 TORCHBEARER TP $14.99 DC    2,523
36 3.46 ESSENTIAL X-FACTOR VOL 2 TP $16.99 MAR    2,508
37 3.41 INU YASHA VOL 28 TP $8.95 VIZ    2,472
38 3.39 KARE KANO VOL 21 GN (Of 21) $9.99 TKP    2,458
39 3.34 WALKING DEAD VOL 5 BEST DEFENSE TP (MR) $12.99 IMA    2,421
40 3.29 SUPERMAN BACK I/ACTION TP $14.99 DC    2,385
41 3.25 MANHUNTER VOL 2 TRIAL BY FIRE TP $17.99 DC    2,356
42 3.23 BONE VOL 5 ROCK JAW MASTER O/EASTERN BORDER COLOR ED SC $9.99 SCH    2,342
43 3.22 MARVEL MASTERWORKS WARLOCK VOL 1 HC* $54.99 MAR    2,334
44 3.12 BATTLE CLUB VOL 3 GN (Of 4) (MR) $9.99 TKP    2,262
45 3.09 TESTAMENT VOL 2 WEST O/EDEN TP (MR) $12.99 DC    2,240
46 3.09 CHAMPIONS CLASSIC VOL 2 TP $19.99 MAR    2,240
47 3.06 JSA CLASSIFIED HONOR AMONG THIEVES TP $14.99 DC    2,218
48 2.93 FALLEN ANGEL VOL 2 DOWN TO EARTH TP (MR) $14.99 DC    2,124
49 2.86 AI YORI AOSHI VOL 15 GN (Of 17) (MR) $9.99 TKP    2,073
50 2.8 CABLE DEADPOOL VOL 1 IF LOOKS COULD KILL TP $14.99 MAR    2,030
51 2.8 MESSENGERS GN $6.95 DAR    2,030
52 2.78 FABLES VOL 8 WOLVES TP (MR) $17.99 DC    2,015
53 2.7 MARVEL ADVS SPIDER-MAN VOL 5 DIGEST TP $6.99 MAR    1,957
54 2.66 FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS I/EXILE TP $9.99 DC    1,928
55 2.61 ONE PIECE VOL 13 TP $7.95 VIZ    1,892
56 2.57 DEFENDERS INDEFENSIBLE TP $13.99 MAR    1,863
57 2.5 STORM PREM HC* $19.99 MAR    1,812
58 2.5 GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL 6 HC $49.99 DC    1,812
59 2.5 WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 IMA    1,812
60 2.45 X-FACTOR LIFE & DEATH MATTERS PREM HC $19.99 MAR    1,776
61 2.43 MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL 4 FREEDOM RING TP $17.99 MAR    1,762
62 2.41 WOLVERINE & BLACK CAT CLAWS HC $17.99 MAR    1,747
63 2.39 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC    1,733
64 2.38 LOW ORBIT VOL 1 GN $6.99 IMA    1,725
65 2.36 CABLE DEADPOOL VOL 2 BURNT OFFERING TP $14.99 MAR    1,711
66 2.35 INNOCENTS GN $9.99 IMA    1,704
67 2.31 GTO EARLY YEARS SHONAN JUNAI GUMI VOL 3 GN (Of 15) (MR) $12.99 TKP    1,675
68 2.29 Y THE LAST MAN VOL 8 KIMONO DRAGONS TP (MR) $14.99 DC    1,660
69 2.28 OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB VOL 8 TP $8.99 VIZ    1,653
70 2.23 NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC VOL 2 TP $24.99 MAR    1,617
71 2.23 CABLE DEADPOOL VOL 3 HUMAN RACE TP $14.99 MAR    1,617
72 2.2 DMZ VOL 1 O/GROUND TP (MR) $9.99 DC    1,595
73 2.16 MOON KNIGHT VOL 1 BOTTOM PREM HC* $19.99 MAR    1,566
74 2.14 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE VOL 4 HC $34.99 MAR    1,551
75 2.12 SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 21 GN (Of 38) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,537
76 2.1 SHAMAN WARRIOR VOL 1 TP $12.95 DAR    1,522
77 2.08 OUR KINGDOM VOL 5 GN (MR) $12.95 DIG    1,508
78 2.08 Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP $12.99 DC    1,508
79 2.07 XIII TP (MR) $14.99 MAR    1,501
80 2.03 VAMPIRE KNIGHT VOL 1 TP $8.99 VIZ    1,472
81 1.97 FABLES VOL 2 ANIMAL FARM TP $12.99 DC    1,428
82 1.97 PHANTOM MAN EATERS GN $12.95 MOO    1,428
83 1.96 FABLES 1001 NIGHTS O/SNOWFALL HC (MR) $19.99 DC    1,421
84 1.95 RED SONJA CLAW DEVILS HANDS TP $12.99 DC    1,414
85 1.89 TENJHO TENGE VOL 11 $9.99 DC    1,370
86 1.85 WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR) $12.99 IMA    1,341
87 1.83 SHAMAN KING VOL 11 TP $7.95 VIZ    1,327
88 1.83 SEVEN GN (MR) $12.95 DIG    1,327
89 1.77 GORGEOUS CARAT VOL 4 GN (Of 4) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,283
90 1.76 REX MUNDI VOL 2 RIVER UNDERGROUND TP DH ED $16.95 DAR    1,276
91 1.75 RIN VOL 2 GN (MR) $12.95 DIG    1,269
92 1.75 FLOWER O/LIFE VOL 1 GN (MR) $12.95 DIG    1,269
93 1.73 WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR) $12.95 IMA    1,254
94 1.73 CYBERFORCE VOL 1 TP $14.99 IMA    1,254
95 1.72 BLACK CAT VOL 6 TP $7.99 VIZ    1,247
96 1.7 CABLE DEADPOOL VOL 4 BOSOM BUDDIES TP $14.99 MAR    1,232
97 1.69 FRANK MILLERS ROBOCOP TP (MR) $29.99 AVA    1,225
98 1.68 MAJESTIC VOL 3 FINAL CUT TP $14.99 DC    1,218
99 1.67 WELCOME TO NHK VOL 2 GN (Of 5) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,211
100 1.67 MARVEL VISIONARIES JOHN BUSCEMA HC $34.99 MAR    1,211
 
Notes on this chart:
 
Some titles have been truncated or abbreviated for space reasons.  Publisher abbreviations have also been used:
MAR = Marvel Comics
DC = DC Comics
DAR = Dark Horse Comics
IMA = Image Comics
ABS = Abstract Studio
ADV = A.D. Vision
ALI = Alias Enterprises LLC
ANT = Antarctic Press
ARC = Archie Comic Publications
ASP = Apen MLT Inc.
AVA = Avatar Press
BON = Bongo Comics
CAR = Cartoon Books
DEV = Devil's Due Publishing
DYN = Dynamite Entertainment
FAN = Fantagraphics Books
GEM = Gemstone Publishing
IDW = IDW Publishing
MIR = Mirage Studios
ONI = Oni Press Inc.
SLG = Slave Labor Graphics
TIT = Titan Publishing
TKP = Tokyopop
VIZ = Viz Media
 
We are estimating actual sales by Diamond U.S. (primarily to North American comic stores), using Diamond's published sales indexes and publisher sales data to estimate a sales number for Batman (the anchor title Diamond uses in its calculations), and using that number and the indexes to estimate Diamond's sales on the remaining titles.  We can check the accuracy of our numbers by comparing the Batman number that we calculate using multiple data points; our numbers for Batman are within 1/10 of 1% of each other, ensuring a high degree of accuracy.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of January, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of January.  This information may not be reproduced in any format without also crediting Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
 
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Devil's Due, Avatar, Aspen Studios and Gemstone distribute 100% of their comic store orders through Diamond.  Some other publishers distribute directly to stores or through other distributors and as a result this analysis may underestimate their sales.
 
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, and Archie distribute some of their titles through channels other than comic specialty stores, e.g., newsstands and bookstores.  These quantity estimates do not reflect distribution through those channels.
 
Most of the titles on this chart are also distributed to Europe by Diamond UK, which can account for significant sales for the publisher, ranging from 3-20% of the US numbers.  Sales by Diamond UK are not included in the numbers above.
 
One other factor to consider is that sales through Diamond and other comic distributors are non-returnable to retailers.  That means that there is a considerable unknown percentage of books unsold at the retailer level, probably amounting to 5-20% of sales.
 
For the top 100 graphic novels actual orders in December, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--December 2006.'

For the top 300 comic actual orders in December, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--December 2006.'

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or an overview and analysis of the actual December orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'JLA Double Dips in December' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see '2006 Was a Very Good Year (for Comics).'

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or links to all previous Top 300 Comic and Top 100 Graphic Novel articles (going back over three years, including preorder analysis through March 2003 and actual order analysis beginning March 2003) see: 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'
 
 
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