Print View

Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--February 2008

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

Published: 03/18/2008, Last Updated: 04/25/2008 11:43am

These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during February 2008.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in February see "Top Comic Weakness."

 

For an analysis of the dollar trends in February, see "Comic and Graphic Novel Sales Dip in February."

 

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during February, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2008."


Rank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

Est.Qty

1

10.29

BOYS TP VOL 02 GET SOME (MR)

$19.99

DE

7,019

2

9.76

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 19 DEATH O/GOBLIN

$14.99

MAR

6,657

3

9

INFINITE CRISIS TP

$14.99

DC

6,139

4

8.93

GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 01 SINESTRO CORPS WAR

$24.99

DC

6,091

5

7.05

SAVAGE SWORD O/CONAN TP VOL 02

$17.95

DAR

4,809

6

6.66

JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA HC VOL 02 LIGHTNING SAGA

$24.99

DC

4,543

7

6.65

WITCHBLADE TP VOL 01 WITCH HUNT

$4.99

IMA

4,536

8

6.4

ANITA BLAKE VH HC FIRST DEATH*

$19.99

MAR

4,365

9

5.54

INDIANA JONES OMNIBUS TP VOL 01

$24.95

DAR

3,779

10

5.15

BARKS ROSA COLL TP VOL 02 DONALDS ATOM BOMB

$8.99

GEM

3,513

11

4.95

SPIDER-MAN TP BACK IN BLACK

$24.99

MAR

3,376

12

4.61

PATH O/ASSASSIN VOL 9 TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

3,144

13

4.5

WALT DISNEY TREASURES TP VOL 02 UNCLE SCROOGE

$16.99

GEM

3,069

14

4.49

WOLVERINE TP EVOLUTION

$14.99

MAR

3,063

15

4.49

BLADE O/IMMORTAL TP VOL 18 SPARROW NET (MR)

$19.95

DAR

3,063

16

4.43

SCALPED TP VOL 02 CASINO BOOGIE (MR)

$14.99

DC

3,022

17

4.42

SHOWCASE PRESENTS ENEMY ACE TP VOL 01

$16.99

DC

3,015

18

4.41

HELLBLAZER JOY RIDE TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

3,008

19

4.29

ESSENTIAL AVENGERS TP VOL 06

$16.99

MAR

2,926

20

4.27

DIANA PRINCE WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01

$19.99

DC

2,912

21

4.26

BATMAN FALSE FACES HC

$19.99

DC

2,906

22

4.17

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN FAMILY TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

2,844

23

4.05

STAR WARS 30TH ANNIV COLL VOL 12 HC LEGACY

$24.95

DAR

2,762

24

3.98

X-MEN TP SUPERNOVAS

$29.99

MAR

2,715

25

3.77

SUB-MARINER TP REVOLUTION

$14.99

MAR

2,571

26

3.7

INCOGNEGRO HC (MR)

$19.99

DC

2,524

27

3.69

TSUBASA GN VOL 16

$10.95

RAN

2,517

28

3.62

EXILES TP VOL 16 STARTING OVER

$19.99

MAR

2,469

29

3.49

SUPERMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 04

$14.99

DC

2,380

30

3.42

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 09

$39.99

MAR

2,333

31

3.42

BLOOD PLUS TP VOL 01

$10.95

DAR

2,333

32

3.38

ONSLAUGHT REBORN HC

$19.99

MAR

2,305

33

3.24

TERMINATOR OMNIBUS VOL 01

$24.95

DAR

2,210

34

3.22

ALIENS OMNIBUS TP VOL 03

$24.95

DAR

2,196

35

3.22

GUNSMITH CATS BURST TP VOL 03

$10.95

DAR

2,196

36

3.12

ORDER TP VOL 01 NEXT RIGHT THING

$12.99

MAR

2,128

37

3.05

MMW UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 06*

$54.99

MAR

2,080

38

3.03

BIRDS OF PREY DEAD O/WINTER TP

$17.99

DC

2,067

39

2.97

MMW ATLAS ERA HEROES HC VOL 02*

$59.99

MAR

2,026

40

2.83

IRON MAN TP MANY ARMORS O/IRON MAN

$24.99

MAR

1,930

41

2.81

CROSSING MIDNIGHT TP VOL 02 MAP O/MIDNIGHT (MR)

$14.99

DC

1,917

42

2.81

MMW ANT-MAN GIANT MAN HC VOL 02*

$54.99

MAR

1,917

43

2.78

WOLVERINE ORIGINS PREM HC VOL 04 OUR WAR

$19.99

MAR

1,896

44

2.78

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED VOL 2 TP

$7.99

IDW

1,896

45

2.65

SUPERMAN HC VOL 02 CAMELOT FALLS

$19.99

DC

1,808

46

2.65

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

1,808

47

2.64

Y LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED

$12.99

DC

1,801

48

2.63

OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 10

$8.99

VIZ

1,794

49

2.57

LONERS TP SECRET LIVES O/SUPER HEROES

$14.99

MAR

1,753

50

2.55

PUNISHER MAX HC VOL 04 (MR)

$29.99

MAR

1,739

51

2.53

CHIBI VAMPIRE GN VOL 07 (OF 10) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

1,726

52

2.53

CATWOMAN CATWOMAN DIES TP

$14.99

DC

1,726

53

2.52

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER LONG WAY HOME TP

$15.95

DAR

1,719

54

2.52

DOT HACK SIGN GU GN VOL 01 (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

1,719

55

2.48

THOR VISIONARIES WALT SIMONSON TP VOL 05

$24.99

MAR

1,692

56

2.45

FLASH BLOOD WILL RUN TP NEW ED

$17.99

DC

1,671

57

2.37

STAR WARS EPISODE IV NEW HOPE PHOTO COMIC

$9.95

DAR

1,617

58

2.27

SUPER VILLAIN TEAMUP MODOKS 11 TP

$13.99

MAR

1,548

59

2.26

CITY OF OTHERS TP

$14.95

DAR

1,542

60

2.24

OFF HB MARVEL UNIV A TO Z PREM HC VOL 01

$24.99

MAR

1,528

61

2.24

TIME MASTERS TP

$19.99

DC

1,528

62

2.23

BATMAN THE MAN WHO LAUGHS HC

$19.99

DC

1,521

63

2.22

BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 03 REACH FOR THE STARS

$14.99

DC

1,514

64

2.18

DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES HC VOL 04

$49.99

DC

1,487

65

2.15

FEAR AGENT TP VOL 03 LAST GOODBYE

$13.95

DAR

1,466

66

2.12

GTO EARLY YEARS SHONAN JUNAI GUMI GN VOL 06 (Of 15) (MR)

$12.99

TKP

1,446

67

2.11

TRINITY BLOOD GN VOL 05 (Of 9) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

1,439

68

2.1

SHANNA SURVIVAL O/FITTEST TP

$10.99

MAR

1,432

69

2.09

CONNOR HAWKE DRAGONS BLOOD TP

$19.99

DC

1,426

70

2.08

WITCHBLADE TP VOL 02

$14.99

IMA

1,419

71

2.07

RAL OMEGA GRAD GN VOL 01

$7.99

VIZ

1,412

72

2.04

ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND GN VOL 05

$8.99

VIZ

1,391

73

2.02

CLANDESTINE CLASSIC PREM HC

$29.99

MAR

1,378

74

2

Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 02 CYCLES (MR)

$12.99

DC

1,364

75

1.97

WANTED GN (NEW PTG)

$19.99

IMA

1,344

76

1.96

JUMPER JUMPSCARS TP

$14.95

ONI

1,337

77

1.94

HUNTER KILLER TP VOL 01

$24.99

IMA

1,323

78

1.93

FRANKLIN RICHARDS TP COLLECTED CHAOS DIGEST

$8.99

MAR

1,316

79

1.92

SERENITY TP

$9.95

DAR

1,310

80

1.91

BAKERS BABIES & KITTENS HC

$18.99

IMA

1,303

81

1.9

SAM & MAX SURFIN HIGHWAY TP

$19.99

TEL

1,296

82

1.87

GEN 13 TP VOL 02 ROAD TRIP

$14.99

DC

1,275

83

1.86

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT TP VOL 02

$19.99

IDW

1,269

84

1.85

PET SHOP OF HORRORS TOKYO GN VOL 01 (MR)

$9.99

TKP

1,262

85

1.82

D GRAY MAN GN VOL 08

$7.99

VIZ

1,241

86

1.8

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

MAR

1,228

87

1.77

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS ASCENDING TP

$17.99

IDW

1,207

88

1.77

NARUTO OFFICIAL FANBOOK

$14.99

VIZ

1,207

89

1.72

FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN TP VOL 06

$8.99

VIZ

1,173

90

1.72

KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE TP VOL 06

$10.95

DAR

1,173

91

1.69

ORSON SCOTT CARDS WYRMS TP

$14.99

MAR

1,153

92

1.66

DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BORN PREM HC

$24.99

MAR

1,132

93

1.65

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 CALM BEFORE (MR)

$12.99

IMA

1,125

94

1.63

Y LAST MAN TP VOL 03 ONE SMALL STEP (MR)

$12.99

DC

1,112

95

1.6

BLEACH TP VOL 22

$7.95

VIZ

1,091

96

1.6

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE

$9.99

IMA

1,091

97

1.58

LIONS TIGERS & BEARS TP VOL 02

$14.99

IMA

1,078

98

1.56

AIR GEAR GN VOL 07 (MR)

$10.95

RAN

1,064

99

1.55

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN TP VOL 02 DIGEST

$7.99

MAR

1,057

100

1.55

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.99

DC

1,057


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 February, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of February.  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 January, see "Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--January 2008."

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in January, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2008."

 

For an overview and analysis of the actual January orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see "'Hulk' Tops January Charts" and "ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see "Comics, GN Sales Up Modestly in January."

 

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."

 
 
Singer Pulls Out of WonderCon
And Other Thursday Developments
The ripple effects of the lawsuit spread far and wide on Thursday.