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Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2003

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

Published: 08/12/2003 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during July 2003.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in July, see 'Top July Comics Flat.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2003.'
 
Qty Rank  IndexTitle  PricePubEst.Qty
110.48DEATH AT DEATHS DOOR SC$9.95 DC15,364
25.61TWISTED TOYFARE THEATRE VOL 3 TP$9.99 WIZ8,224
34.67ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 6 RETURN O/T KING TP$16.99 MAR6,846
44.56LOEG BOOK ONE TP$14.95 DC6,685
54.45FABLES VOL 2 ANIMAL FARM TP$12.95 DC6,524
63.94DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 1$7.95 GEM5,776
73.03SUPERGIRL MANY HAPPY RETURNS TP$14.95 DC4,442
82.85JIMMY OLSEN ADVS BY JACK KIRBY TP$19.95 DC4,178
92.83LOVE HINA VOL 12 GN$9.99 TKP4,149
102.71STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 1 DEFENSE O/KAMINO TP$14.95 DAR3,973
112.71INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 4 ABOMINABLE TP$11.99 MAR3,973
122.52SWAMP THING VOL 6 REUNION TP$19.95 DC3,694
132.21SWITCHBLADE HONEY GN$9.95 AIT3,240
142.17GREEN ARROW SOUNDS O/VIOLENCE HC$19.95 DC3,181
152.13TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN TP$15.95 DRE3,123
162.13CHALLENGERS O/T UNKNOWN ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC$39.95 DC3,123
172.06CATWOMAN SELINAS BIG SCORE SC$17.95 DC3,020
181.99SUPREME RETURN TP$24.95 CHE2,917
191.96EXTRAORDINARY WORKS O/ALAN MOORE TP$24.95 TWO2,873
201.94BATTLE ROYALE VOL 2 GN (Of 5) (MR)$9.99 TKP2,844
211.9X-MEN LEGENDS VOL 3 ART ADAMS BOOK 1 TP$24.99 MAR2,785
221.89ENEMY ACE WAR I/HEAVEN TP$14.95 DC2,771
231.87PUNISHER VOL 4 FULL AUTO TP$17.99 MAR2,741
241.81INU YASHA VOL 14 TP$8.95 VIZ2,653
251.74BATMAN DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES VOL 4 HC$49.95 DC2,551
261.73SUPERMAN ALIENS II GODWAR TP$12.95 DAR2,536
271.72XENOZOIC TALES VOL 2 TP$14.95 DAR2,522
281.71BATGIRL DEATH WISH TP$14.95 DC2,507
291.71BATMAN NINE LIVES SC$17.95 DC2,507
301.67LONE WOLF 2100 VOL 2 TP$12.95 DAR2,448
311.65KOLCHAK NIGHT STALKER DEVIL I/T DETAILS GN$6.95 MNS2,419
321.64BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER VOL 1 ANGEL REBORN TP$9.95 VIZ2,404
331.61TOMORROW STORIES BOOK 1 TP$17.95 DC2,360
341.58COMICS JOURNAL LIBRARY VOL 2 FRANK MILLER TP$18.95 FAN2,316
351.56ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL 2 TP$11.99 MAR2,287
361.52DH GOON VOL 1 TP NOTHIN BUT MISERY$15.95 DAR2,228
371.49WOLVERINE LEGENDS VOL 4 XISLE TP$13.99 MAR2,184
381.47FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS VOL 1 UNSTABLE MOLECULES TP$13.99 MAR2,155
391.42Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP$12.95 DC2,082
401.4CBLDF SPX 2003 TRAVEL GN$9.95 CBL2,052
411.38MARS VOL 12 GN$9.99 TKP2,023
421.37MOTU VOL 1 TP SHARD O/DARKNESS$9.95 CRO2,008
431.37CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON GN #4$13.95 ONE2,008
441.33TRANSFORMERS NEW ORDER GN$19.95 TIT1,950
451.3ALAN MOORES SMALL KILLING TP NEW PTG (MR)$16.95 AVA1,906
461.28PROMETHEA BOOK 4 HC$24.95 DC1,876
471.28LOST WORLD TP$17.95 DAR1,876
481.27BLANKETS GN$29.95 TOP1,862
491.27IN SHADOW O/EDGAR ALLAN POE SC$17.95 DC1,862
501.27ROBOTECH MACROSS SAGA VOL 3 TP$14.95 DC1,862

 

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

TIT = Titan Publishing

CAR = Cartoon Books

HAR = Harris

CRO = CrossGen

BON = Bongo

TKP = Tokyo Pop

 

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

 

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 June, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2003.'

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual June orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Top Comics Dip In June' and and '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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