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Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2003

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

Published: 10/08/2003 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during September 2003.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in September, see 'Hush Finale Tops the Charts.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during September, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2003.'
 

QtyRank

Index

 

Title

Price

Ven

 

Est.Qty

1

11.22

 

SANDMAN ENDLESS NIGHTS HC

$24.95

DC

 

26,230

2

2.65

 

100 BULLETS VOL 6 SIX FEET UNDER GUN TP

$12.95

DC

 

6,195

3

2.29

 

JLA JSA VIRTUE & VICE SC

$17.95

DC

 

5,353

4

2.08

 

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL 1 HC

$49.95

DC

 

4,863

5

1.98

 

BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE FUGITIVE VOL 3 TP

$12.95

DC

 

4,629

6

1.9

 

LOVE HINA VOL 14 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

4,442

7

1.68

 

ELFQUEST WOLFRIDER VOL 1 TP

$9.95

DC

 

3,927

8

1.58

 

JSA STEALING THUNDER TP

$14.95

DC

 

3,694

9

1.57

 

DC MARVEL CROSSOVER CLASSIC IV TP

$14.95

DC

 

3,670

10

1.43

 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 3 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

3,343

11

1.35

 

DOT HACK SIGN VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

3,156

12

1.35

 

UNCANNY X-MEN VOL 3 HOLY WAR TP

$17.99

MAR

 

3,156

13

1.31

 

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE VOL 2 TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,062

14

1.3

 

EXILES VOL 5 UNNATURAL INSTINCT TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,039

15

1.3

 

GREEN LANTERN EMERALD TWILIGHT NEW DAWN TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,039

16

1.24

 

TOM STRONG BOOK TWO TP

$14.95

DC

 

2,899

17

1.21

 

EPICURUS THE SAGE TP

$19.95

DC

 

2,829

18

1.2

 

AVENGERS LEGENDS VOL 3 GEORGE PEREZ BOOK 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,805

19

1.16

 

SUPERMAN DAY O/DOOM TP

$9.95

DC

 

2,712

20

1.15

 

USAGI YOJIMBO DUEL AT KITANOJI TP

$16.95

DAR

 

2,688

21

1.13

 

ART O/JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER TP

$24.95

IMA

 

2,642

22

1.12

 

NEW X-MEN VOL 2 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,618

23

1.12

 

FLCL VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,618

24

1.08

 

SILVER AGE TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,525

25

1.08

 

POWERPUFF GIRLS VOL 1 TITANS O/TOWNSVILLE TP

$6.95

DC

 

2,525

26

1.02

 

POWERPUFF GIRLS VOL 2 GO GIRLS GO TP

$6.95

DC

 

2,385

27

0.96

 

YU-GI-OH VOL 2 CARDS WITH TEETH TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

2,244

28

0.96

 

ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY VOL 2 OVERSIZED HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,244

29

0.95

 

GTO VOL 14 GN (Of 25)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,221

30

0.91

 

KARE KANO VOL 5 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,127

31

0.91

 

ONE BAD DAY GN

$9.95

ONI

 

2,127

32

0.9

 

PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN VOL 5 SENSELESS VIOLENCE TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,104

33

0.89

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 1 NEW DEAL TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,081

34

0.89

 

SUPERMAN END O/T CENTURY TP

$17.95

DC

 

2,081

35

0.86

 

ESCAFLOWNE VOL 2 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,010

36

0.85

 

MARS VOL 14 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,987

37

0.83

 

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA VOL 2 TP

$15.95

DRE

 

1,940

38

0.8

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL 2 COVEN TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,870

39

0.77

 

WHATS MICHAEL VOL 8 SHOW TIME TP

$8.95

DAR

 

1,800

40

0.75

 

THOR VOL 4 SPIRAL TP

$19.99

MAR

 

1,753

41

0.74

 

KODOCHA VOL 9 SANAS STAGE GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,730

42

0.73

 

ROBOTECH MACROSS SAGA VOL 4

$14.95

DC

 

1,707

43

0.72

 

COURTNEY CRUMRIN & COVEN O/MYSTICS TP

$11.95

ONI

 

1,683

44

0.69

 

ZERO GIRL FULL CIRCLE TP

$17.95

DC

 

1,613

45

0.69

 

GRAVITATION VOL 1 GN (Of 12)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,613

46

0.69

 

DRAGONBALL Z VOL 13 TP SHONEN J ED

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,613

47

0.68

 

PEACH GIRL CHANGE O/HEART VOL 4 TP

$9.99

TKP

 

1,590

48

0.68

 

FATHOM COLL ED #3

$5.95

IMA

 

1,590

49

0.66

 

TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON REDUX GN

$19.95

TIT

 

1,543

50

0.65

 

BABY BIRTH VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,520

 
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 September, 2003.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of September, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of September.  

 

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

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual August orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see '1602 Over 150,000' 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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