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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2008

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

Published: 03/04/2008, Last Updated: 04/22/2008 05:04am
These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during January 2008.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in January see ''Hulk' Tops January Charts.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see "Comics, GN Sales Up Modestly in January."
 
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during January, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2007."

Rank

 

Index

 

Title

Price

 

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

 

8.98

 

SAVAGE SWORD O/CONAN VOL 1 TP

$17.95

 

DAR

 

6,217

2

 

8.71

 

ULTIMATE X-MEN TP VOL 17 SENTINELS

$17.99

 

MAR

 

6,030

3

 

6.89

 

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS TP VOL 03

$24.95

 

DAR

 

4,770

4

 

6.75

 

HULK PREM HC THE END*

$19.99

 

MAR

 

4,673

5

 

6.66

 

POWERS TP VOL 11 SECRET IDENTITY

$19.95

 

MAR

 

4,611

6

 

6.61

 

PRIDE OF BAGHDAD SC (MR)

$12.99

 

DC

 

4,576

7

 

6.49

 

STAR WARS DARK TIMES VOL 1 PATH TO NOWHERE TP

$17.95

 

DAR

 

4,493

8

 

6.46

 

KABUKI REFLECTIONS #9 (MR)

$5.99

 

MAR

 

4,473

9

 

5.98

 

X-MEN HC ENDANGERED SPECIES

$24.99

 

MAR

 

4,140

10

 

5.9

 

BATMAN THE MAN WHO LAUGHS HC

$19.99

 

DC

 

4,085

11

 

5.53

 

NEW AVENGERS PREM HC ILLUMINATI

$19.99

 

MAR

 

3,829

12

 

5.52

 

BERSERK TP VOL 21 (MR)

$13.95

 

DAR

 

3,822

13

 

5.44

 

BPRD TP VOL 07 GARDEN O/SOULS

$17.95

 

DAR

 

3,766

14

 

4.54

 

DOOM PATROL TP VOL 06 PLANET LOVE

$19.99

 

DC

 

3,143

15

 

4.51

 

UNCANNY X-MEN TP RISE & FALL O/SHIAR EMPIRE

$29.99

 

MAR

 

3,122

16

 

4.45

 

PATH O/ASSASSIN TP VOL 08 (MR)

$9.95

 

DAR

 

3,081

17

 

4.43

 

CONAN BLOOD STAINED CROWN & OTHER STORIES TP

$14.95

 

DAR

 

3,067

18

 

4.4

 

NEGIMA GN VOL 16 (MR)

$10.95

 

RAN

 

3,046

19

 

4.39

 

STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 03

$18.95

 

DAR

 

3,039

20

 

4.39

 

THUNDERBOLTS BY ELLIS VOL 1 FAITH IN MONSTERS TP

$19.99

 

MAR

 

3,039

21

 

4.23

 

ULTIMATE VISION TP

$14.99

 

MAR

 

2,929

22

 

4.2

 

SHOWCASE PRESENTS ROBIN BOY WONDER TP VOL 01

$16.99

 

DC

 

2,908

23

 

4.11

 

NEXTWAVE AGENTS O/HATE TP VOL 02 I KICK YOUR FACE

$14.99

 

MAR

 

2,846

24

 

4.07

 

HOUSE OF M HC

$29.99

 

MAR

 

2,818

25

 

3.96

 

NEW AVENGERS TRANSFORMERS TP

$10.99

 

MAR

 

2,742

26

 

3.89

 

HARLEY QUINN PRELUDES & KNOCK KNOCK JOKES HC

$24.99

 

DC

 

2,693

27

 

3.85

 

ESSENTIAL POWER MAN & IRON FIST TP VOL 01

$16.99

 

MAR

 

2,666

28

 

3.83

 

X-MEN TP PHOENIX WARSONG

$14.99

 

MAR

 

2,652

29

 

3.8

 

DISNEYS DUCKTALES BY MARV WOLFMAN SCROOGES QUEST TP

$15.99

 

GEM

 

2,631

30

 

3.79

 

BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 07 GHOST CIRCLES

$9.99

 

SCH

 

2,624

31

 

3.77

 

ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 04

$16.99

 

MAR

 

2,610

32

 

3.76

 

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

 

DC

 

2,603

33

 

3.67

 

30 DAYS O/NIGHT TP VOL 08 RED SNOW (MR)

$17.99

 

IDW

 

2,541

34

 

3.62

 

SHOWCASE PRESENTS AQUAMAN TP VOL 02

$16.99

 

DC

 

2,506

35

 

3.62

 

OUTSIDERS CHECKMATE CHECKOUT TP

$14.99

 

DC

 

2,506

36

 

3.61

 

ANNIHILATION CONQUEST HC BOOK 1

$29.99

 

MAR

 

2,499

37

 

3.6

 

NEW WARRIORS TP VOL 01 DEFIANT

$14.99

 

MAR

 

2,492

38

 

3.43

 

FANTASTIC FOUR TP THE END

$14.99

 

MAR

 

2,375

39

 

3.38

 

TALES O/THE NEW GODS TP

$19.99

 

DC

 

2,340

40

 

3.28

 

HEROES HC*

$29.99

 

DC

 

2,271

41

 

3.28

 

OH MY GODDESS VOL 28 RTL TP

$10.95

 

DAR

 

2,271

42

 

3.22

 

SUPERMAN REDEMPTION TP

$12.99

 

DC

 

2,229

43

 

3.16

 

TRIGUN MAXIMUM TP VOL 12

$9.95

 

DAR

 

2,188

44

 

3.05

 

MOON KNIGHT PREM HC VOL 02 MIDNIGHT SUN

$19.99

 

MAR

 

2,112

45

 

3.02

 

GHOST RIDER TP VOL 03 APOCALYPSE SOON

$10.99

 

MAR

 

2,091

46

 

3.01

 

PREDATOR OMNIBUS TP VOL 02

$24.95

 

DAR

 

2,084

47

 

2.93

 

MARVEL ZOMBIES ARMY O/DARKNESS HC*

$19.99

 

MAR

 

2,029

48

 

2.91

 

YOUNG AVENGERS HC

$29.99

 

MAR

 

2,015

49

 

2.89

 

HEROES FOR HIRE TP VOL 03 WORLD WAR HULK

$13.99

 

MAR

 

2,001

50

 

2.87

 

LOEG BLACK DOSSIER HC (MR)*

$29.99

 

DC

 

1,987

51

 

2.86

 

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER LONG WAY HOME TP

$15.95

 

DAR

 

1,980

52

 

2.85

 

JLA KID AMAZO TP

$12.99

 

DC

 

1,973

53

 

2.82

 

JSA PRESENTS TP VOL 02 STARS & STRIPES

$17.99

 

DC

 

1,952

54

 

2.79

 

EL DIABLO TP (MR)

$12.99

 

DC

 

1,932

55

 

2.75

 

MMW GOLDEN AGE DARING MYSTERY HC VOL 1*

$59.99

 

MAR

 

1,904

56

 

2.74

 

AVENGERS WEST COAST TP DARKER THAN SCARLET

$24.99

 

MAR

 

1,897

57

 

2.72

 

MANHUNTER TP VOL 04 UNLEASHED

$17.99

 

DC

 

1,883

58

 

2.71

 

INU YASHA TP VOL 32

$8.95

 

VIZ

 

1,876

59

 

2.66

 

SPIDER-WOMAN ORIGIN PREMIERE HC

$19.99

 

MAR

 

1,842

60

 

2.62

 

ESSENTIAL MARVEL SAGA TP VOL 01

$16.99

 

MAR

 

1,814

61

 

2.49

 

SHADOWPACT TP VOL 02 CURSED

$14.99

 

DC

 

1,724

62

 

2.46

 

FIGHT FOR TOMORROW TP (MR)

$14.99

 

DC

 

1,703

63

 

2.45

 

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

 

MAR

 

1,696

64

 

2.45

 

JLA HYPOTHETICAL WOMAN TP

$12.99

 

DC

 

1,696

65

 

2.4

 

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED VOL 1 TP

$7.99

 

IDW

 

1,662

66

 

2.39

 

X-FACTOR PREM HC MADROX MULTIPLE CHOICE

$19.99

 

MAR

 

1,655

67

 

2.39

 

BEYOND TP

$14.99

 

MAR

 

1,655

68

 

2.31

 

HULK VISIONARIES PETER DAVID TP VOL 05

$19.99

 

MAR

 

1,599

69

 

2.29

 

MS MARVEL TP VOL 03 OPERATION LIGHTNING STORM

$14.99

 

MAR

 

1,585

70

 

2.27

 

DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BORN PREM HC

$24.99

 

MAR

 

1,572

71

 

2.27

 

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO GN VOL 26 (Of 38) (MR)

$9.99

 

TKP

 

1,572

72

 

2.21

 

STORM TP

$14.99

 

MAR

 

1,530

73

 

2.19

 

JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC

$19.95

 

SLG

 

1,516

74

 

2.14

 

WANTED GN (NEW PTG)

$19.99

 

IMA

 

1,482

75

 

2.1

 

GARGOYLES TP VOL 01 CLAN BUILDING

$19.95

 

SLA

 

1,454

76

 

2.09

 

MY HIME GN VOL 05 (Of 5) (MR)

$9.99

 

TKP

 

1,447

77

 

2.03

 

CASANOVA TP VOL 01 LUXURIA (MR)

$12.99

 

IMA

 

1,405

78

 

2

 

GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER TP

$17.99

 

DC

 

1,385

79

 

1.96

 

EC ARCHIVES CRIME SUSPENSTORIES HC VOL 1

$49.95

 

GEM

 

1,357

80

 

1.93

 

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.99

 

DC

 

1,336

81

 

1.89

 

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE

$9.99

 

IMA

 

1,309

82

 

1.86

 

FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE

$9.99

 

DC

 

1,288

83

 

1.85

 

BOMB QUEEN TP VOL 03 BOMBSHELL (MR)

$14.99

 

IMA

 

1,281

84

 

1.84

 

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 CALM BEFORE (MR)

$12.99

 

IMA

 

1,274

85

 

1.83

 

BOYS TP VOL 01 (MR)

$14.99

 

DE

 

1,267

86

 

1.83

 

NANA TP VOL 08

$8.99

 

VIZ

 

1,267

87

 

1.82

 

TANGENT COMICS TP VOL 02

$19.99

 

DC

 

1,260

88

 

1.82

 

BLACK HOLE COLLECTED SC (MR)

$17.95

 

RAN

 

1,260

89

 

1.81

 

MADMAN TP VOL 03

$17.99

 

IMA

 

1,253

90

 

1.81

 

LAST MUSKETEER SC

$12.95

 

FAN

 

1,253

91

 

1.8

 

TALES O/BATMAN TIM SALE HC

$29.99

 

DC

 

1,246

92

 

1.79

 

DOCTOR GRORDBORTS CONTRAPULATRONIC DINGUS DIRECTORY HC

$12.95

 

DAR

 

1,239

93

 

1.79

 

MARVEL ADV SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 08 FORCES O/NATURE DIGEST

$7.99

 

MAR

 

1,239

94

 

1.73

 

DEATH JR GN VOL 01 PANDORA

$9.99

 

SEV

 

1,198

95

 

1.72

 

HE IS MY MASTER GN VOL 03 (MR)

$9.99

 

SEV

 

1,191

96

 

1.7

 

Y LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED

$12.99

 

DC

 

1,177

97

 

1.69

 

COMPLETE TERRY & THE PIRATES HC VOL 02

$49.99

 

IDW

 

1,170

98

 

1.68

 

SHAMAN KING TP VOL 14

$7.95

 

VIZ

 

1,163

99

 

1.68

 

SGT FROG GN VOL 14 (Of 14)

$9.99

 

TKP

 

1,163

100

 

1.68

 

OKKO CYCLE O/WATER HC (MR)

$19.95

 

ARS

 

1,163


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 January, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of January.  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 December, see "Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--December 2007."
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in December, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--December 2007."
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual December orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see "'Ultimates 3' Tops December Comic Sales" and "ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see "December Caps Off Banner Year for Comics."
 
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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