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Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2004

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

Published: 02/13/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during January 2004.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in January, see 'Comic Orders Dip in January.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2004.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

11.32

SUPERMAN RED SON TP

$17.95

DC

 

10,081

2

7.85

TRIGUN VOL 2 TP (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

6,991

3

7.68

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 7 BLOCKBUSTER TP

$12.99

MAR

 

6,839

4

6.42

CHRONICLES O/CONAN VOL 3 MONOLITHS & STORIES TP

$15.95

DAR

 

5,717

5

5.45

JLA ZATANNAS SEARCH TP

$12.95

DC

 

4,853

6

5.15

OUTSIDERS LOOKING FOR TROUBLE TP

$12.95

DC

 

4,586

7

4.38

BERSERK VOL 2 GUARDIANS O/DESIRE TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

3,900

8

3.8

GLOBAL FREQUENCY PLANET ABLAZE TP

$14.95

DC

 

3,384

9

3.7

MEGATOKYO VOL 2 TP

$9.95

DAR

 

3,295

10

3.68

LIBERTY MEADOWS VOL 2 CREATURE COMFORTS HC

$24.95

IMA

 

3,277

11

3.67

LUCIFER VOL 5 INFERNO TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

3,268

12

3.47

HELLBOY JUNIOR TP

$14.95

DAR

 

3,090

13

3.38

RANMA 1/2 VOL 25 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

3,010

14

3.16

UNCANNY X-MEN VOL 4 DRACO TP

$15.99

MAR

 

2,814

15

2.99

EXILES VOL 6 FANTASTIC VOYAGE TP

$17.99

MAR

 

2,663

16

2.97

X-TREME X-MEN VOL 6 INTIFADA TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,645

17

2.84

ELFQUEST VOL 1 GRAND QUEST TP

$9.95

DC

 

2,529

18

2.72

BATTLE ROYALE VOL 5 GN (Of 8) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,422

19

2.7

EARTH X VOL 5 PARADISE X BOOK 2 TP (RES)

$29.99

MAR

 

2,404

20

2.66

SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS VOL 3 TODD MCFARLANE BOOK 3 TP

$24.99

MAR

 

2,369

21

2.62

GREEN ARROW SOUNDS O/VIOLENCE TP

$12.95

DC

 

2,333

22

2.61

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVS VOL 1 MAGNIFICENT SEVEN TP

$6.95

DC

 

2,324

23

2.6

JUDGMENT DAY TP

$16.95

CHE

 

2,315

24

2.49

NIGHTWING BIG GUNS TP

$14.95

DC

 

2,217

25

2.48

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVS VOL 2 FRIENDS & FOES TP

$6.95

DC

 

2,208

26

2.46

PRIDE & JOY TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

2,191

27

2.42

CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 4 CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVES AGAIN TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,155

28

2.4

STAR WARS RITE O/PASSAGE TP

$12.95

DAR

 

2,137

29

2.36

SAGA O/SEVEN SUNS HC

$24.95

DC

 

2,102

30

2.33

KOLCHAK NIGHT STALKER PAIN MOST HUMAN GN (MR)

$6.95

MOO

 

2,075

31

2.28

STAR WARS TALES VOL 4 TP

$19.95

DAR

 

2,030

32

2.25

WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL 4 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,004

33

2

ASTRO BOY VOL 23 TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,781

34

1.76

THUNDERCATS VOL 2 RETURN TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,567

35

1.75

SOCK MONKEY COLL WORKS O/TONY MILLIONAIRE VOL 3 & 4 TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,558

36

1.73

AL CAPS LIL ABNER FRAZETTA SUNDAYS VOL 3 HC

$18.95

DAR

 

1,541

37

1.69

SHANGRI LA GN

$7.95

IMA

 

1,505

38

1.68

ELEKTRA VOL 3 RELENTLESS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,496

39

1.67

KARE KANO VOL 7 GN (Of 13)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,487

40

1.62

WARREN ELLIS BAD SIGNAL VOL 2 GN (MR)

$6.95

AVA

 

1,443

41

1.58

HAPPY LESSON MANGA VOL 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

ADV

 

1,407

42

1.56

HELLBOY VOL 1 SEED O/DESTRUCTION TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

1,389

43

1.55

PUNISHER VOL 3 HC

$24.99

MAR

 

1,380

44

1.52

MAC RABOYS FLASH GORDON VOL 4 TP

$19.95

DAR

 

1,354

45

1.49

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 1 GN (Of 9) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,327

46

1.49

X 1999 VOL 13 LAMENT TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,327

47

1.41

HELLBOY VOL 4 RIGHT HAND O/DOOM TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

1,256

48

1.4

HELLBOY VOL 5 CONQUEROR WORM TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

1,247

49

1.4

HELLBOY VOL 3 CHAINED COFFIN & OTHERS TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

1,247

50

1.4

DEMON DIARY VOL 5 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,247

 
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 January, 2004.  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.

 

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

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual December orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see Ultimate FF Best-Selling Regular Marvel Since Origin' 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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