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'World War Hulk' Back on Top

Justice League #2

Published: 09/17/2007 12:00am

World War Hulk #3 crawled back to the top of the charts in August after losing to Thor #1 last month, posting a number only slightly below sales on #2.  Over 5200 copies of World War Hulk #1 and over 7700 copies of World War Hulk #2 were also sold in August.  Thor held up well in August, with over 108,000 copies sold of #3 (featuring 2 covers; 50/50 ratio) and nearly 29,000 copies of #2.

The #2 position was taken by Justice League #12 (featuring 2 covers; 50/50 ratio), which concluded Brad Meltzer's run on the title, sold better than the previous issue.  Marvel's Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born was down a bit on the final issue, but still a solid #3.

Countdown sales were up substantially in August, in a generally down month at the top of the charts.

Marvel had nine of the top ten books, with DC taking 10 of the top 25 (five of those were Countdown issues).

 151,523             World War Hulk #3 (Of 5)*

 131,420             Justice League O/America #12*

 124,609             Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #7 (Of 7)*

 117,906             New Avengers #33

 117,321             Astonishing X-Men #22

 108,609             Thor #2

 106,485             Amazing Spider-Man #543

 104,322             Incredible Hulk #109 WWH

   88,114             New Avengers Illuminati #4 (Of 5)

   88,068             Uncanny X-Men #489

   88,021             Countdown 39

   87,606             Justice Society O/America #8*

   87,260             Countdown 38

   86,536             Avengers Initiative #5 CWI

   86,521             X-Men #202

   86,405             Countdown 37

   85,536             Countdown 36

   84,350             Countdown 35

   83,781             Captain America #29 CWI

   78,578             Batman #667

   78,393             World War Hulk: X-Men #3 (Of 3) WWH

   77,916             Green Lantern #22

   76,962             Batman #668

   76,523             Ultimate Spider-Man #112

   73,368             Wolverine #56

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.

For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'Tough Comps Bring August Down.'

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during August, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2007.'

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during August, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2007.'

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2007.'

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during July, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2007.'

For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through August 2007, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'

 
 
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