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Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual--April 2003

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

Published: 05/21/2003 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during April 2003.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in April, see 'April Comics Up Over March.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during April, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual -- April 2003'

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

Est.Qty

1

4.77

BATMAN HUSH HC

$19.95

DC

7,304

2

4.72

ORBITER HC

$24.95

DC

7,228

3

3.5

HELLBOY ART O/MIKE MIGNOLA HC

$49.95

DAR

5,360

4

2.97

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 5 ULTIMATE WAR TP

$10.99

MAR

4,548

5

2.87

INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 3 TRANSFER OF POWER TP

$12.99

MAR

4,395

6

2.7

GREEN ARROW QUIVER TP

$17.95

DC

4,134

7

2.68

LOEG BOOK ONE TP

$14.95

DC

4,104

8

2.62

JSA VOL 4 FAIR PLAY TP

$14.95

DC

4,012

9

2.55

STAR WARS INFINITIES EMPIRE STRIKES BACK TP

$12.95

DAR

3,905

10

2.24

STAR WARS A LONG TIME AGO VOL 5 FOOLS BOUNTY TP

$29.95

DAR

3,430

11

2.17

COWBOY BEBOP SHOOTING STARS VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

3,323

12

2.16

LUCIFER VOL 4 DIVINE COMEDY TP

$17.95

DC

3,308

13

2.14

SUPER FRIENDS TRUTH JUSTICE & PEACE TP

$14.95

DC

3,277

14

2.1

BATMAN HARVEST BREED SC

$17.95

DC

3,216

15

2.04

ALIAS VOL 1 TP

$19.99

MAR

3,124

16

2.03

METROPOLIS TP

$13.95

DAR

3,109

17

1.88

BATMAN ADVS DANGEROUS DAMES & DEMONS TP

$14.95

DC

2,879

18

1.76

WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL 10 HC

$49.95

DC

2,695

19

1.74

XENOZOIC TALES VOL 1 TP

$14.95

DAR

2,664

20

1.69

KOLCHAK NIGHT STALKER LAMBS TO SLAUGHTER GN

$6.95

MNS

2,588

21

1.68

CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL 1 NOTHING TO LOSE TP

$12.99

MAR

2,573

22

1.66

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA VOL 1 TP

$13.95

DRE

2,542

23

1.63

INU YASHA VOL 13 TP

$8.95

VIZ

2,496

24

1.63

X2 MOVIE TP

$12.99

MAR

2,496

25

1.62

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 1 IMAGINAUTS TP

$17.99

MAR

2,481

26

1.62

PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS TP

$11.99

MAR

2,481

27

1.61

HULK LEGENDS VOL 1 HULK/WOLVERINE 6 HRS TP

$13.99

MAR

2,465

28

1.61

CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON GN #3

$13.95

ONE

2,465

29

1.59

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES ARCHIVES VOL 12 HC

$49.95

DC

2,435

30

1.58

30 DAYS O/NIGHT TP

$17.99

IDW

2,419

31

1.54

JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA ARCHIVES VOL 8 HC

$49.95

DC

2,358

32

1.52

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA MASTER O/T CLOW VOL 4 GN

$9.99

TKP

2,328

33

1.48

FORGE #13

$7.95

CRO

2,266

34

1.38

MAC RABOY FLASH GORDON VOL 1 TP

$19.95

DAR

2,113

35

1.36

MARMALADE BOY VOL 6 GN

$9.99

TKP

2,083

36

1.35

VECTOR #13

$7.95

CRO

2,067

37

1.33

CHOBITS VOL 5 GN

$9.99

TKP

2,037

38

1.24

PATH VOL 2 BLOOD ON SNOW TP

$15.95

CRO

1,899

39

1.23

FUSHIGI YUGI VOL 8 FRIEND GN

$9.95

VIZ

1,883

40

1.19

KODOCHA VOL 6 SANAS STAGE GN

$9.99

TKP

1,822

41

1.19

ESSENTIAL INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 1 TP NEW PTG

$14.99

MAR

1,822

42

1.18

ADAM STRANGE MAN O/TWO WORLDS TP

$19.95

DC

1,807

43

1.17

ROUTE 666 VOL 1 HIGHWAY O/HORROR TP

$15.95

CRO

1,792

44

1.14

TOKYO MEW MEW VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

1,746

45

1.11

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.95

DC

1,700

46

1.06

SHADOW STAR NOTHING BUT TRUTH TP

$14.95

DAR

1,623

47

1.04

RANMA 1/2 VOL 22 TP

$9.95

VIZ

1,593

48

1

NEGATION VOL 2 BAPTISM O/FIRE TP

$15.95

CRO

1,531

49

0.99

MODERN MASTERS VOLUME 1 ALAN DAVIS TP

$12.95

TWO

1,516

50

0.97

WIZARD ALEX ROSS MILLENNIUM HC UPDATED LTD ED

$24.99

WIZ

1,485

 

Notes on this chart:

Some titles have been truncated or abbreviated for space reasons.

Publisher abbreviations have also been used.

Mar = Marvel

Dar = Dark Horse

Dre = Dreamwave

Ima = Image

Bla = Black Bull

Car = Cartoon Books

Har = Harris

Cro = CrossGen

Bon = Bongo

Tok = Tokyo Pop

 

 

These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during April, 2003.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of April, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of April.  

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, CrossGen, and Image 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. 

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, and CrossGen distribute some of their titles through channels other than comic specialty stores, e.g., newsstands and bookstores.  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 50 graphic novels actual orders in March, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual -- March 2003.'

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in March, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--March 2003.'

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual March orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'

 

For links to all previous Top 300 Comic and Top 50 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 50 GNs Index.'

 
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