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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--February 2007

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

Published: 03/20/2007, Last Updated: 05/09/2008 03:23am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during February 2007.

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in February, see ''Civil War' Finale Tops the Charts.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in February, see 'Comics & Graphic Novels Post Gains Again.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during February, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2007.'
 
Rank Index

Title

Price

Pub  Est.Qty 
1 11.23 CIVIL WAR ROAD TO CIVIL WAR TP $14.99 MAR    9,340
2 8.52 JUSTICE VOL 2 HC $19.99 DC    7,086
3 8.14 BATMAN YEAR ONE DLX SC $14.99 DC    6,770
4 7.27 JACK O/FABLES VOL 1 NEARLY GREAT ESCAPE TP (MR) $14.99 DC    6,046
5 6.6 DMZ VOL 2 BODY O/JOURNALIST TP (MR) $12.99 DC    5,489
6 5.59 JUSTICE SOCIETY VOL 2 TP $14.99 DC    4,649
7 5.58 NEW AVENGERS VOL 5 CIVIL WAR PREM HC $19.99 MAR    4,641
8 5.29 TEEN TITANS TITANS AROUND WORLD TP $14.99 DC    4,400
9 5.15 SHOWCASE PRESENTS GREEN LANTERN VOL 2 TP $16.99 DC    4,283
10 4.87 NEIL GAIMANS NEVERWHERE TP (MR) $19.99 DC    4,050
11 4.87 BLEACH VOL 17 TP $7.95 VIZ    4,050
12 4.85 KINGDOM HEARTS CHAIN O/MEMORIES VOL 2 GN (Of 2) $9.99 TKP    4,034
13 4.7 SHOWCASE PRESENTS AQUAMAN VOL 1 TP $16.99 DC    3,909
14 4.59 BERSERK VOL 15 TP (MR) $13.95 DAR    3,817
15 4.49 300 HC $30.00 DAR    3,734
16 4.35 SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL 2 TP $14.99 DC    3,618
17 4.21 NEXTWAVE AGENTS O/HATE VOL 1 THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT TP $14.99 MAR    3,501
18 4.21 STAR WARS REBELLION VOL 1 MY BROTHER MY ENEMY TP $14.95 DAR    3,501
19 3.98 SPIDER-MAN DEATH O/STACYS PREM HC* $19.99 MAR    3,310
20 3.97 RED SONJA 35TH ANNV CVR SHOWCASE COLL BK $5.99 DE    3,302
21 3.77 NEGIMA VOL 13 GN (MR) $10.95 RAN    3,135
22 3.66 HELLSHOCK DEFINITIVE ED VOL 1 TP $19.99 IMA    3,044
23 3.65 ESSENTIAL MS MARVEL VOL 1 TP $16.99 MAR    3,036
24 3.64 BATMAN GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL 2 TP $19.99 DC    3,027
25 3.43 PATH O/ASSASSIN VOL 5 TP (MR) $9.95 DAR    2,853
26 3.36 ESSENTIAL PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL 3 TP $16.99 MAR    2,794
27 3.29 LOVELESS VOL 4 GN (Of 6) (TKP) (MR) $9.99 TKP    2,736
28 3.25 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $14.99 DC    2,703
29 3.22 X-FACTOR VOL 1 LONGEST NIGHT TP $14.99 MAR    2,678
30 3.19 GRAVITATION EX GN (MR) $9.99 TKP    2,653
31 3.17 IRON MAN EXECUTE PROGRAM TP $14.99 MAR    2,636
32 3.14 SHE-HULK VOL 4 LAWS O/ATTRACTION TP $19.99 MAR    2,611
33 3.14 ANNIHILATION BOOK 1 HC $29.99 MAR    2,611
34 3.13 EXILES VOL 14 NEW EXILES TP $14.99 MAR    2,603
35 3.03 NGE ANGELIC DAYS MANGA VOL 4 TP $9.99 ADV    2,520
36 2.99 CHECKMATE VOL 1 KINGS GAME TP $14.99 DC    2,487
37 2.99 OH MY GODDESS VOL 25 RTL TP $10.95 DAR    2,487
38 2.98 MARVEL MASTERWORKS DAREDEVIL VOL 4 HC* $54.99 MAR    2,478
39 2.86 EC ARCHIVES TALES FROM CRYPT VOL 1 HC $49.95 GEM    2,379
40 2.85 BIRDS O/PREY PERFECT PITCH TP $17.99 DC    2,370
41 2.85 SUPERMAN CAMELOT FALLS HC $19.99 DC    2,370
42 2.61 SPIDER-WOMAN ORIGIN TP $13.99 MAR    2,171
43 2.57 GHOST RIDER TEAM-UP TP $15.99 MAR    2,137
44 2.45 DANGER GIRL BACK I/BLACK TP $12.99 DC    2,038
45 2.41 FIRESTORM NUCLEAR MAN REBORN TP $14.99 DC    2,004
46 2.36 MARVEL ZOMBIES HC* $19.99 MAR    1,963
47 2.34 MARVEL 1602 GAIMAN HC $24.99 MAR    1,946
48 2.31 ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 3 TORN TP $14.99 MAR    1,921
49 2.28 CATWOMAN REPLACEMENTS TP $14.99 DC    1,896
50 2.15 AMERICAN WAY TP $19.99 DC    1,788
51 2.03 BEYOND HC $19.99 MAR    1,688
52 2.01 SIMPSONS COMICS VOL 15 BEACH BLANKET BONGO TP $14.95 BON    1,672
53 1.98 MY HIME VOL 2 GN (Of 5) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,647
54 1.98 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC    1,647
55 1.95 UNIVERSE X VOL 2 TP $29.99 MAR    1,622
56 1.9 FRANKLIN RICHARDS LAB BRAT DIGEST TP $7.99 MAR    1,580
57 1.85 X-FACTOR VISIONARIES PETER DAVID VOL 2 TP $15.99 MAR    1,539
58 1.8 KAMANDI ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC $49.99 DC    1,497
59 1.77 TENJHO TENGE VOL 12 $9.99 DC    1,472
60 1.77 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP $19.99 DC    1,472
61 1.76 EXCALIBUR CLASSIC VOL 3 CROSSTIME CAPER BOOK 1 TP $24.99 MAR    1,464
62 1.74 MARVEL ADVS AVENGERS VOL 2 MISCHIEF DIGEST TP $6.99 MAR    1,447
63 1.73 FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS I/EXILE TP $9.99 DC    1,439
64 1.71 INITIAL D VOL 25 GN (Of 32) $9.99 TKP    1,422
65 1.7 TRANSFORMERS STORMBRINGER VOL 1 TP $17.99 IDW    1,414
66 1.69 JAZZ VOL 4 GN $12.95 DIG    1,406
67 1.68 ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND VOL 3 GN $8.99 VIZ    1,397
68 1.66 LITTLE LULU VOL 14 QUEEN LULU TP $9.95 DAR    1,381
69 1.65 RONIN TP $19.99 DC    1,372
70 1.64 WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 IMA    1,364
71 1.63 OH MY GODDESS VOL 4 TP RTL $10.95 DAR    1,356
72 1.63 RUNAWAYS VOL 2 TEENAGE WASTELAND DIGEST TP $7.99 MAR    1,356
73 1.58 NANA VOL 5 TP $8.99 VIZ    1,314
74 1.52 BRIT VOL 1 TP OLD SOLDIER $17.99 IMA    1,264
75 1.51 GIRLS BRAVO VOL 7 GN (Of 10) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,256
76 1.5 MOON & SANDALS VOL 1 GN $12.95 DIG    1,248
77 1.48 MAGGIE THE MECHANIC LOCAS VOL 1 TP $14.95 FAN    1,231
78 1.48 WALKING DEAD VOL 5 BEST DEFENSE TP (MR) $12.99 IMA    1,231
79 1.47 SERENITY TP $9.95 DAR    1,223
80 1.45 PREACHER VOL 2 UNTIL END O/WORLD TP NEW ED (MR) $14.99 DC    1,206
81 1.39 SPIDER-MAN BLUE HC $21.99 MAR    1,156
82 1.38 HANA KIMI VOL 16 GN $9.99 VIZ    1,148
83 1.37 BLACK KNIGHT VOL 3 GN (Of 3) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,139
84 1.37 VAGABOND VOL 24 TP (MR) $9.95 VIZ    1,139
85 1.37 HEARTBREAK SOUP PALOMAR VOL 1 TP $14.95 FAN    1,139
86 1.37 KAMI KAZE VOL 4 GN (Of 7) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,139
87 1.34 OLD BOY VOL 4 TP (MR) $12.95 DAR    1,114
88 1.34 BLAME VOL 7 GN (Of 10) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,114
89 1.31 TRAMPS LIKE US VOL 11 GN (Of 14) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,089
90 1.3 ANGEL SANCTUARY VOL 18 GN $9.99 VIZ    1,081
91 1.29 KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE VOL 2 TP $10.95 DAR    1,073
92 1.29 GET BACKERS VOL 17 GN (Of 35) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,073
93 1.28 Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP $12.99 DC    1,065
94 1.28 FALLEN ANGEL IDW VOL 2 TP (MR) $19.99 IDW    1,065
95 1.27 KING O/HELL VOL 15 GN (Of 21) $9.99 TKP    1,056
96 1.27 WARCRAFT VOL 1 GN (Of 3) $9.99 TKP    1,056
97 1.26 Y THE LAST MAN VOL 8 KIMONO DRAGONS TP (MR) $14.99 DC    1,048
98 1.26 D GRAY MAN VOL 4 GN $7.99 VIZ    1,048
99 1.25 ZOMBIES VOL 1 TP FEAST $19.99 IDW    1,040
100 1.25 REBIRTH VOL 19 GN (Of 20) $9.99 TKP    1,040
 
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 February, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of February.  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 January, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2007.'
For the top 300 comic actual orders in January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2007.'
For an overview and analysis of the actual January orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''Civil War' Dominates' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see '2007 Off to a Strong Start.'
For 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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