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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2007

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

Published: 11/17/2007, Last Updated: 05/09/2008 03:40am
These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during October 2007.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in October see 'Power at the Bottom of the List.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see 'Comics Up 20%.'
 
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during October, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2007.'
 
Rank Index

Title

Price

Pub  Est.Qty 
1 11.65 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER LONG WAY HOME TP $15.95 DAR    8,762
2 11.47 JUSTICE VOL 3 HC $19.99 DC    8,627
3 8.25 STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVS VOL 9 TP $6.95 DAR    6,205
4 7.48 FALLEN SON DEATH O/CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC $19.99 MAR    5,626
5 7.34 JACK O/FABLES VOL 2 JACK O/HEARTS TP (MR) $14.99 DC    5,521
6 6.88 NARUTO VOL 20 TP $7.95 VIZ    5,175
7 6.79 NARUTO VOL 21 TP $7.95 VIZ    5,107
8 6.76 SERENITY HC THOSE LEFT BEHIND $19.95 DAR    5,084
9 6.6 POWERS VOL 10 COSMIC TP $19.95 MAR    4,964
10 6.45 30 DAYS O/NIGHT TP MOVIE PTG (MR) $17.99 IDW    4,851
11 5.89 ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL 2 HC (MR) $99.00 DC    4,430
12 5.81 BLEACH VOL 21 TP $7.95 VIZ    4,370
13 5.78 EMPOWERED VOL 2 TP $14.95 DAR    4,347
14 5.74 ANNIHILATION BOOK 1 TP $24.99 MAR    4,317
15 5.17 52 COMPANION TP $19.99 DC    3,889
16 5.05 STAR WARS TALES O/T JEDI OMNIBUS VOL 1 TP $24.95 DAR    3,798
17 4.95 SHAZAM MONSTER SOCIETY O/EVIL DELUXE HC $29.99 DC    3,723
18 4.94 IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL 1 TP $14.99 MAR    3,716
19 4.93 MARVEL ZOMBIES COVERS HC $19.99 MAR    3,708
20 4.9 ANNIHILATION BOOK 2 TP $24.99 MAR    3,685
21 4.84 SPIDER MAN BACK I/BLACK HC $34.99 MAR    3,640
22 4.82 OH MY GODDESS VOL 27 RTL TP $10.95 DAR    3,625
23 4.75 BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL 4 TP $14.99 DC    3,573
24 4.73 NARUTO VOL 19 TP $7.95 VIZ    3,558
25 4.54 SPIRIT VOL 1 HC $24.99 DC    3,415
26 4.44 EXTERMINATORS VOL 3 LIES O/OUR FATHERS TP (MR) $14.99 DC    3,339
27 4.41 STAR WARS 30TH ANNIV COLL VOL 9 HC BOBA FETT DEATH LIES $24.95 DAR    3,317
28 4.39 CHRONICLES O/CONAN VOL 13 WHISPERING SHADOWS TP $16.95 DAR    3,302
29 4.38 SUPERMAN BOTTLE CITY O/KANDOR TP $14.99 DC    3,294
30 4.34 SHOWCASE PRESENTS TEEN TITANS VOL 2 TP $16.99 DC    3,264
31 4.26 YOTSUBA MANGA VOL 5 TP $9.99 ADV    3,204
32 4.03 GARTH ENNIS CHRONICLES O/WORMWOOD TP (MR) $19.99 AVA    3,031
33 4.03 ESSENTIAL MOON KNIGHT VOL 2 TP $16.99 MAR    3,031
34 3.96 SPIDER-MAN FANTASTIC FOUR SILVER RAGE TP $10.99 MAR    2,978
35 3.95 GHOST I/SHELL 1.5 HUMAN ERROR PROCESSOR TP $17.95 DAR    2,971
36 3.9 BOYS VOL 1 TP (MR) $14.99 DE    2,933
37 3.86 BETTIE PAGE RULES TP $22.95 DAR    2,903
38 3.86 ALIENS VS PREDATOR OMNIBUS VOL 2 TP $24.95 DAR    2,903
39 3.8 QUESTION ZEN & VIOLENCE VOL 1 TP $19.99 DC    2,858
40 3.72 WOLVERINE EVOLUTION PREM HC $19.99 MAR    2,798
41 3.6 ARMY @ LOVE VOL 1 HOT ZONE CLUB TP (MR) $9.99 DC    2,708
42 3.55 GRIMM FAIRY TALES VOL 2 TP (MR) $15.99 ZEN    2,670
43 3.5 CONAN & MIDNIGHT GOD TP $14.95 DAR    2,632
44 3.48 SHE-HULK VOL 5 PLANET WITHOUT A HULK TP $19.99 MAR    2,617
45 3.44 MMW NICK FURY VOL 1 HC* $54.99 MAR    2,587
46 3.41 ESSENTIAL WEREWOLF BY NIGHT VOL 2 TP $16.99 MAR    2,565
47 3.4 FLASH WONDERLAND TP $12.99 DC    2,557
48 3.39 DYNAMO 5 VOL 1 POST NUCLEAR FAMILY TP $9.99 IMA    2,550
49 3.31 JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE VOL 2 TP $19.99 DC    2,490
50 3.28 WALKING DEAD VOL 7 CALM BEFORE TP (MR) $12.99 IMA    2,467
51 3.24 MMW AVENGERS VOL 7 HC* $54.99 MAR    2,437
52 3.21 X-FACTOR VOL 3 MANY LIVES O/MADROX TP $14.99 MAR    2,414
53 3.13 NIGHTWING LOVE & WAR TP $14.99 DC    2,354
54 3.1 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC    2,332
55 3.08 BLACK PANTHER FOUR HARD WAY TP $13.99 MAR    2,317
56 3.06 52 COVERS HC $19.99 DC    2,302
57 3.05 MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL 4 SPIDER-MAN HC $24.99 MAR    2,294
58 2.93 RETURN TO LABYRINTH VOL 2 GN (Of 3) $9.99 TKP    2,204
59 2.91 HELMET O/FATE TP $14.99 DC    2,189
60 2.91 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR    2,189
61 2.91 MMW ATLAS ERA STRANGE TALES VOL 1 HC* $54.99 MAR    2,189
62 2.84 MYSTERY I/SPACE VOL 1 TP $17.99 DC    2,136
63 2.8 XXXHOLIC VOL 10 GN $10.95 RAN    2,106
64 2.72 APPLESEED HYPERNOTES TP $14.95 DAR    2,046
65 2.7 SHORTCOMINGS HC (MR) $19.95 DRA    2,031
66 2.68 AI YORI AOSHI VOL 17 GN (Of 17) (MR) $9.99 TKP    2,016
67 2.65 SONIC HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 06 $7.49 ARC    1,993
68 2.65 INU YASHA VOL 31 TP $8.95 VIZ    1,993
69 2.61 WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 IMA    1,963
70 2.6 52 VOL 3 TP $19.99 DC    1,956
71 2.6 HARVEY COMICS CLASSICS VOL 2 RICHIE RICH TP $19.95 DAR    1,956
72 2.48 SAMURAI HEAVEN & EARTH VOL 2 TP $14.95 DAR    1,865
73 2.47 ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY PLEASURES VOL 1 HC* $19.99 MAR    1,858
74 2.41 PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP TRIAL O/COLONEL SWEETO HC $14.95 DAR    1,813
75 2.37 MAGICIAN APPRENTICE VOL 1 TP $15.99 MAR    1,783
76 2.35 CAPES VOL 1 TP PUNCHING CLOCK $17.99 IMA    1,768
77 2.32 TSUBASA VOL 15 GN $10.95 RAN    1,745
78 2.27 STAR WARS EPISODE II ATTACK OF CLONES PHOTO COMIC TP $9.95 DAR    1,707
79 2.27 MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL 3 HULK HC $19.99 MAR    1,707
80 2.27 MARVEL ZOMBIES HC* $19.99 MAR    1,707
81 2.25 GEAR SCHOOL GN $7.95 DAR    1,692
82 2.25 JSA ALL STAR ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC $59.99 DC    1,692
83 2.25 STREET FIGHTER II MANGA VOL 1 GN $12.95 UDO    1,692
84 2.24 WARHAMMER 40K VOL 1 DAMNATION CRUSADE TP $14.99 BOO    1,685
85 2.23 EC ARCHIVES VAULT O/HORROR VOL 1 HC $49.95 GEM    1,677
86 2.17 SHOWCASE PRESENTS TP WORLDS FINEST VOL 01 $16.99 DC    1,632
87 2.16 SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE VOL 4 DIGEST TP $7.99 MAR    1,625
88 2.16 TALES FROM CRYPT VOL 1 GHOULS GONE WILD GN $7.95 NBM    1,625
89 2.13 SPAWN ARMAGEDDON COMP COLL TP $29.95 IMA    1,602
90 2.11 LLOYD KAUFMAN PRESENTS TOXIC AVENGER & TROMATIC TALES GN (MR) $18.99 DEV    1,587
91 2.1 WETWORKS VOL 1 TP $14.99 DC    1,579
92 2.02 3 MINUTE SKETCHBOOK TP $12.99 UPP    1,519
93 2.01 30 DAYS O/NIGHT DARK DAYS TP (MR) $19.99 IDW    1,512
94 2 ADVS O/RED SONJA VOL 3 TP $19.99 DE    1,504
95 2 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (MR) $12.99 IMA    1,504
96 2 VAMPIRE KNIGHT VOL 3 TP $8.99 VIZ    1,504
97 1.98 CREEPER WELCOME TO CREEPVILLE TP $19.99 DC    1,489
98 1.98 I KILLED ADOLF HITLER GN $12.95 FAN    1,489
99 1.97 LITTLE LULU VOL 17 VALENTINE TP $10.95 DAR    1,482
100 1.97 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE VOL 5 HC $39.99 MAR    1,482
 
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 October, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of October.  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 September, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--September 2007.'
For the top 300 comic actual orders in September, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2007.'
For an overview and analysis of the actual September orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''World War Hulk' Conquers Again' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see 'Comics Post 6% Growth in 3rd Quarter.'
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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