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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--December 2007

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

Published: 01/21/2008, Last Updated: 05/09/2008 10:29am
These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during December 2007.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in December see "'Ultimates 3' Tops December Comic Sales."
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see "December Caps Off Banner Year for Comics."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during December, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--December 2007."
 
 
Top 100 Graphic Novel--December 2007
 

Rank

Index

Title

Price

Ven

 Est Qty

1

8.46

CHRONICLES O/WORMWOOD LAST ENEMY GN (MR)

$7.99

AVA

      6,023

2

7.68

STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVS VOL 10 TP

$6.95

DAR

      5,467

3

7

ULTIMATES 2 HC

$34.99

MAR

      4,983

4

6.83

NARUTO VOL 27 TP

$7.95

VIZ

      4,862

5

6.71

NARUTO VOL 26 TP

$7.95

VIZ

      4,777

6

6.68

NARUTO VOL 25 TP

$7.95

VIZ

      4,755

7

6.19

X-MEN TP VOL 01 COMP ONSLAUGHT EPIC

$29.99

MAR

      4,407

8

5.95

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 09 SILVER SURFER

$13.99

MAR

      4,236

9

5.31

TALES O/MULTIVERSE BATMAN VAMPIRE TP

$19.99

DC

      3,780

10

5.11

CRIMINAL VOL 2 LAWLESS TPB

$14.99

MAR

      3,638

11

5.1

SILVER SURFER REQUIEM PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

      3,631

12

5.01

X-MEN TP BLINDED BY LIGHT

$14.99

MAR

      3,567

13

4.83

UNCANNY X-MEN TP EXTREMISTS

$13.99

MAR

      3,438

14

4.78

HELLBLAZER BLOODLINES TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

      3,403

15

4.71

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 15 TP

$9.99

VIZ

      3,353

16

4.7

ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY VOL 18 HC (MR)

$17.95

DRA

      3,346

17

4.58

SUPERMAN BATMAN SAGA O/SUPER SONS TP

$19.99

DC

      3,260

18

4.53

SHOWCASE PRESENTS BRAVE BOLD BATMAN TEAM UPS TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

      3,225

19

4.48

NEW X-MEN TP VOL 05 CHILDHOODS END

$17.99

MAR

      3,189

20

4.43

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

      3,154

21

4.32

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 HC (MR)

$29.99

IMA

      3,075

22

4.3

MARVEL ZOMBIES HC*

$19.99

MAR

      3,061

23

4.3

SHOWCASE PRESENTS JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA TP VOL 03

$16.99

DC

      3,061

24

4.29

BRAVE & BOLD VOL 1 LORDS O/LUCK HC

$24.99

DC

      3,054

25

4.23

SIGNAL TO NOISE 2ND ED HC

$24.95

DAR

      3,011

26

4.2

NOVA TP VOL 01 ANNIHILATION CONQUEST

$17.99

MAR

      2,990

27

4.16

STAR WARS 30TH ANNIV COLL VOL 11 HC UNION

$19.95

DAR

      2,961

28

3.89

MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 9 HC*

$54.99

MAR

      2,769

29

3.84

FLASH FASTEST MAN ALIVE FULL THROTTLE TP

$12.99

DC

      2,734

30

3.65

ESSENTIAL DR STRANGE TP VOL 03

$16.99

MAR

      2,598

31

3.64

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES AN EYE FOR AN EYE TP

$17.99

DC

      2,591

32

3.57

OWLY TP VOL 04 DONT BE AFRAID

$10.00

TOP

      2,541

33

3.43

ALIENS OMNIBUS VOL 2 TP

$24.95

DAR

      2,442

34

3.42

ESCAPISTS HC

$19.95

DAR

      2,435

35

3.41

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER LONG WAY HOME TP

$15.95

DAR

      2,428

36

3.3

LOEG BLACK DOSSIER HC (MR)*

$29.99

DC

      2,349

37

3.28

WONDER WOMAN AMAZONS ATTACK HC

$24.99

DC

      2,335

38

2.95

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VENOM PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

      2,100

39

2.91

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL 4 SPIDER-MAN HC

$24.99

MAR

      2,072

40

2.83

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY VOL 1 TP

$19.99

DC

      2,015

41

2.73

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL 2 GOIN OUT WEST PREM HC

$24.99

MAR

      1,943

42

2.73

MMW GOLDEN AGE HUMAN TORCH HC VOL 02*

$59.99

MAR

      1,943

43

2.71

WHAT IF CLASSIC TP VOL 04

$24.99

MAR

      1,929

44

2.7

TALES O/BATMAN TIM SALE HC

$29.99

DC

      1,922

45

2.66

IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN TP VOL 02 SMALL MINDED DIGEST

$9.99

MAR

      1,894

46

2.65

DAREDEVIL BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS COMPANION HC*

$59.99

MAR

      1,887

47

2.64

APPLESEED ID TP

$14.95

DAR

      1,879

48

2.63

TRANSFORMERS MEGATRON ORIGIN TP

$17.99

IDE

      1,872

49

2.62

MADMAN & ATOMICS VOL 1 TP

$24.99

IMA

      1,865

50

2.57

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES JOHN BYRNE TP VOL 08

$24.99

MAR

      1,830

51

2.55

DANGER GIRL BODY SHOTS TP

$12.99

DC

      1,815

52

2.53

GUNSMITH CATS OMNIBUS VOL 4 TP

$16.95

DAR

      1,801

53

2.52

ALL NEW ATOM VOL 2 FUTURE PAST TP

$14.99

DC

      1,794

54

2.49

DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BORN PREM HC

$24.99

MAR

      1,773

55

2.45

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL 3 HULK HC

$19.99

MAR

      1,744

56

2.43

MMW RAWHIDE KID HC VOL 02*

$54.99

MAR

      1,730

57

2.43

SPECTRE TALES O/UNEXPECTED TP

$14.99

DC

      1,730

58

2.41

NEW EXCALIBUR TP VOL 03 BATTLE FOR ETERNITY

$24.99

MAR

      1,716

59

2.33

SPAWN NEW FLESH TP

$14.95

IMA

      1,659

60

2.24

DAREDEVIL TP BATTLIN JACK MURDOCK

$12.99

MAR

      1,595

61

2.22

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

MAR

      1,580

62

2.19

POPEYE VOL 2 WELL BLOW ME DOWN HC

$29.95

FAN

      1,559

63

2.15

REX MUNDI VOL 4 CROWN & SWORD TP

$16.95

DAR

      1,531

64

2.13

WARREN ELLIS BLACK GAS TP (MR)

$19.99

AVA

      1,516

65

2.12

DRAGONLANCE LEGEND O/HUMA TP VOL 01

$18.99

DEV

      1,509

66

2.12

OH MY GODDESS VOL 7 RTL TP

$10.95

DAR

      1,509

67

2.05

QUEEN & COUNTRY DEFINITIVE ED VOL 1 TP (MR)

$19.95

ONI

      1,459

68

2.03

X-FACTOR PREM HC HEART O/ICE

$19.99

MAR

      1,445

69

2.01

SPIKE SHADOW PUPPETS TP

$17.99

IDE

      1,431

70

2.01

RED SONJA VOL 3 RISE O/GATH TP

$19.99

DYN

      1,431

71

1.99

ROBOT GN VOL 04 (MR)

$29.95

UDO

      1,417

72

1.92

WELCOME TO NHK VOL 5 GN (Of 7) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

      1,367

73

1.91

GENSHIKEN VOL 9 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

      1,360

74

1.91

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (MR)

$12.99

IMA

      1,360

75

1.91

STREET FIGHTER III MANGA TP VOL 01 RYU FINAL

$12.95

UDO

      1,360

76

1.91

ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY PLEASURES VOL 01 HC*

$19.99

MAR

      1,360

77

1.87

FANTASTIC FIVE TP FINAL DOOM

$13.99

MAR

      1,331

78

1.84

MARVEL ADVENT HULK TP VOL 01 MISUNDERSTOOD MONSTER DIGEST

$6.99

MAR

      1,310

79

1.8

WALKING DEAD VOL 7 CALM BEFORE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

      1,281

80

1.76

GAKUEN ALICE GN VOL 01

$9.99

TOK

      1,253

81

1.76

ACME NOVELTY DATEBOOK VOL 2 HC (MR)

$39.95

DRA

      1,253

82

1.75

DRAMACON VOL 3 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TOK

      1,246

83

1.74

WASTELAND TP BOOK 02 SHADES O/GOD (MR)

$13.95

ONI

      1,239

84

1.72

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP

$9.99

IMA

      1,224

85

1.72

ACTION PHILOSOPHERS VOL 3 GIANT SIZED THING TP

$8.95

EVI

      1,224

86

1.71

MYSTIC ARCANA HC

$24.99

MAR

      1,217

87

1.71

Y LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.99

DC

      1,217

88

1.69

OTHER SIDE O/T MIRROR VOL 1 GN (MR)

$9.99

TOK

      1,203

89

1.66

52 VOL 4 TP

$19.99

DC

      1,182

90

1.63

KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE VOL 5 TP

$10.95

DAR

      1,160

91

1.61

GOON CHINATOWN HC

$19.95

DAR

      1,146

92

1.6

MARVEL ADVS FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 07 SILVER SURFER DIGEST

$6.99

MAR

      1,139

93

1.58

GIRLS BRAVO VOL 10 GN (Of 10) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

      1,125

94

1.53

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE VOL 4 TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES TP

$18.99

DEV

      1,089

95

1.51

NARUTO VOL 23 TP

$7.95

VIZ

      1,075

96

1.51

GENTLEMENS ALLIANCE VOL 4 TP

$8.99

VIZ

      1,075

97

1.5

HEROES HC*

$29.99

DC

      1,068

98

1.49

AIR GEAR VOL 6 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

      1,061

99

1.47

WET MOON VOL 3 GN

$14.95

ONI

      1,046

100

1.47

HANA KIMI VOL 21 GN

$9.99

VIZ

      1,046

 
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 December, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of December.  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 U.S. 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 November, see "Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--November 2007."

For the top 300 comic actual orders in November, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--November 2007."

For an overview and analysis of the actual November orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see "'World War Hulk' Finishes Strong" and "ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in November, see "Comic Dollars Slip in November."
 
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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