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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2007

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

Published: 08/21/2007, Last Updated: 05/09/2008 04:18am
These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during July 2007.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in July, see ''Thor' Tops Comics in July.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'July Comic Sales Up Modestly.'

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2007.'
 
Rank Index

Title

Price

Pub  Est.Qty 
1 10.12 ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY PLEASURES VOL 1 HC* $19.99 MAR    8,479
2 9.53 52 VOL 2 TP $19.99 DC    7,984
3 6.25 INVINCIBLE VOL 8 MY FAVORITE MARTIAN TP $14.99 IMA    5,236
4 5.75 KINGDOM HEARTS II VOL 1 GN (Of 5) $9.99 TKP    4,817
5 5.53 SHOWCASE PRESENTS BATGIRL VOL 1 TP $16.99 DC    4,633
6 5.46 MARVEL ZOMBIES HC NEW PTG* $19.99 MAR    4,574
7 5.28 WARREN ELLIS CRECY GN (MR) $6.99 AVA    4,424
8 5.09 CLUBBING** $9.99 DC    4,264
9 4.86 HELLSING VOL 8 TP $13.95 DAR    4,072
10 4.58 NARUTO VOL 15 TP $7.95 VIZ    3,837
11 4.54 BERSERK VOL 18 TP (MR) $13.95 DAR    3,804
12 4.54 ALAN MOORE WILD WORLDS TP $24.99 DC    3,804
13 4.43 MOON KNIGHT VOL 1 ROCK BOTTOM TP $14.99 MAR    3,711
14 4.36 SHOWCASE PRESENTS MARTIAN MANHUNTER VOL 1 TP $16.99 DC    3,653
15 4.15 IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL 1 LAST IRON FIST STORY PREM HC $19.99 MAR    3,477
16 4.14 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR    3,469
17 4.11 HELLBLAZER RED RIGHT HAND TP (MR) $14.99 DC    3,443
18 4.09 BATMAN HARLEY & IVY TP $14.99 DC    3,427
19 3.85 MEGATOKYO VOL 5 $10.99 DC    3,226
20 3.83 AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS O/JIMMY OLSEN TP $14.99 DC    3,209
21 3.58 SILVERFISH HC (MR) $24.99 DC    2,999
22 3.52 ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS VOL 3 TP $16.99 MAR    2,949
23 3.5 EXILES VOL 15 TP $13.99 MAR    2,932
24 3.48 UNCLE SAM & FREEDOM FIGHTERS TP $14.99 DC    2,916
25 3.43 STAR WARS 30TH ANNV COLL VOL 6 ENDGAME HC $24.95 DAR    2,874
26 3.37 OUTSIDERS VOL 6 PAY AS YOU GO TP $14.99 DC    2,823
27 3.33 USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 21 MOTHER O/MOUNTAINS TP $15.95 DAR    2,790
28 3.32 NEXTWAVE AGENTS O/HATE VOL 2 I KICK YOUR FACE PREM HC $19.99 MAR    2,782
29 3.29 UNCANNY X-MEN RISE & FALL O/SHIAR HC $34.99 MAR    2,756
30 3.28 GON VOL 1 $5.99 DC    2,748
31 3.14 BATMAN EGO & OTHER TALES HC $24.99 DC    2,631
32 3.14 ENCYCLOPEDIA O/COMICBOOK HEROES VOL 2 WONDER WOMAN $19.99 DC    2,631
33 3.1 X-MEN PHOENIX WARSONG PREM HC $19.99 MAR    2,597
34 3.05 CAPTAIN AMERICA WAR & REMEMBRANCE TP $24.99 MAR    2,555
35 3.04 SQUADRON SUPREME HYPERION VS NIGHTHAWK TP $10.99 MAR    2,547
36 3.03 MARVEL MASTERWORKS MIGHTY THOR VOL 6 HC* $54.99 MAR    2,539
37 2.93 HOOD BLOOD FROM STONES PREM HC (MR) $19.99 MAR    2,455
38 2.9 ESSENTIAL SPIDER-WOMAN VOL 2 TP $16.99 MAR    2,430
39 2.83 AMERICAN VIRGIN VOL 2 GOING DOWN TP (MR) $14.99 DC    2,371
40 2.8 INVADERS CLASSIC VOL 1 TP $24.99 MAR    2,346
41 2.72 MARTIAN MANHUNTER OTHERS AMONG US TP $19.99 DC    2,279
42 2.69 BONE VOL 6 OLD MANS CAVE COLOR ED SC $9.99 SCH    2,254
43 2.67 FLIGHT VOL 4 GN $24.95 RAN    2,237
44 2.6 UNION JACK LONDON FALLING TP $10.99 MAR    2,178
45 2.6 HARVEY COMICS CLASSICS VOL 1 CASPER FRIENDLY GHOST TP $19.95 DAR    2,178
46 2.59 BOYS VOL 1 TP (MR) $14.99 DE    2,170
47 2.59 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA VOL 1 TP* $14.99 DE    2,170
48 2.56 LONE RANGER HC* $24.99 DE    2,145
49 2.52 PARADISE X VOL 1 TP $29.99 MAR    2,111
50 2.52 HULK VISIONARIES PETER DAVID VOL 4 TP $19.99 MAR    2,111
51 2.49 XXXHOLIC VOL 9 GN $10.95 RAN    2,086
52 2.45 ULTIMATES 2 VOL 2 GRAND THEFT AMERICA TP $19.99 MAR    2,053
53 2.45 ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 7 HC $29.99 MAR    2,053
54 2.39 GEN 13 BEST O/BAD LOT TP $14.99 DC    2,002
55 2.38 LIFE & TIMES O/SCROOGE MCDUCK TP 2ND PTG $17.99 GEM    1,994
56 2.38 ELRIC MAKING O/A SORCERER TP $19.99 DC    1,994
57 2.33 DEVIL DINOSAUR BY JACK KIRBY OMNIBUS HC $29.99 MAR    1,952
58 2.29 STORMWATCH PHD VOL 1 TP $17.99 DC    1,919
59 2.26 ASHLEY WOODS 48 NUDE GIRLS SC (MR) $11.99 IDW    1,893
60 2.25 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC    1,885
61 2.25 GUNSMITH CATS BURST VOL 2 TP $10.95 DAR    1,885
62 2.21 TRANSFORMERS MOVIE PREQUEL TP $19.99 IDW    1,852
63 2.2 GOLDEN AGE DR FATE ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC $75.00 DC    1,843
64 2.2 TRANSFORMERS MOVIE TP $17.99 IDW    1,843
65 2.11 PULPHOPE ART O/PAUL POPE SC (MR) $29.95 ADH    1,768
66 1.97 WALKING DEAD VOL 6 SORROWFUL LIFE TP (MR) $12.99 IMA    1,650
67 1.84 30 DAYS O/NIGHT SPREADING DISEASE TP $19.99 IDW    1,542
68 1.84 MY HIME VOL 3 GN (Of 5) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,542
69 1.83 TRINITY BLOOD VOL 3 GN (Of 7) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,533
70 1.81 SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 23 GN (Of 38) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,516
71 1.76 FABLES VOL 9 SONS O/EMPIRE TP (MR) $17.99 DC    1,475
72 1.74 LITTLE LULU VOL 16 HANDY KID TP $10.95 DAR    1,458
73 1.71 ALAN MOORE HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD TP (MR) $14.99 AVA    1,433
74 1.71 BOMB QUEEN VOL 2 TP QUEEN O/HEARTS (MR) $14.99 IMA    1,433
75 1.71 FORGOTTEN REALMS DARK ELF VOL 4 CRYSTAL SHARD TP $18.99 DDP    1,433
76 1.7 SEVEN SOLDIERS O/VICTORY ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC $49.99 DC    1,424
77 1.7 PTOLUS CITY BY SPIRE VOL 1 TP $14.99 MAR    1,424
78 1.69 WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 IMA    1,416
79 1.64 BATTLE POPE VOL 4 TP WRATH O/GOD (MR) $9.99 IMA    1,374
80 1.62 JACK KIRBYS SILVER STAR HC $34.99 IMA    1,357
81 1.59 WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP $12.99 IMA    1,332
82 1.57 BLACK CHERRY GN (MR) $17.99 IMA    1,315
83 1.56 SOJOURN VOL 5 SORCERERS TALE TP $17.95 CHE    1,307
84 1.53 SPACE PINCHY TP (MR) $15.95 DAR    1,282
85 1.52 Y THE LAST MAN VOL 9 MOTHERLAND TP (MR) $14.99 DC    1,273
86 1.51 GODLAND VOL 3 PROTO PLASTIC PARTY TP $14.99 IMA    1,265
87 1.5 HE IS MY MASTER VOL 1 GN (MR) $9.99 SEV    1,257
88 1.49 SAM & TWITCH BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS COLL VOL 2 TP $24.95 IMA    1,248
89 1.46 FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS I/EXILE TP $9.99 DC    1,223
90 1.44 WAR ANGELS VOL 1 GN (Of 3) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,206
91 1.4 ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 2 DANGEROUS TP $14.99 MAR    1,173
92 1.38 ROZEN MAIDEN VOL 5 GN (Of 7) $9.99 TKP    1,156
93 1.36 LITTLE NEMO I/SLUMBERLAND VOL 1 LTD ED HC $49.95 CHE    1,139
94 1.35 WONDER MAN MY FAIR SUPER HERO TP $13.99 MAR    1,131
95 1.33 DEMON WARS VOL 1 TP $18.99 DDP    1,114
96 1.33 ROSE HIP ZERO VOL 3 GN (Of 5) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,114
97 1.32 KASHIMASHI MANGA VOL 3 GN $10.99 SEV    1,106
98 1.3 REX LIBRIS TP $14.95 SLG    1,089
99 1.3 SPIDER-MAN REIGN PREM HC* $19.99 MAR    1,089
100 1.28 DONT SAY ANYMORE DARLING GN (MR) $12.95 DIG    1,072
 
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 July, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of July.  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.
 
Most graphic novel publishers also release their titles through other channels, which make up a majority of graphic novel sales over-all.  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 June, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--June 2007.'
For the top 300 comic actual orders in June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2007.'
For an overview and analysis of the actual June orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''World War Hulk' Lays Waste to June' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Graphic Novels Spur June Sales.'
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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