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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--February 2004

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

Published: 03/16/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during February 2004.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in February, see 'New X-Men Tops Comics and Graphic Novels in February.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during February, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2004.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

6.18

NEW X-MEN VOL 6 PLANET X TP

$12.99

MAR

 

5,196

2

5.98

ESSENTIAL PUNISHER VOL 1 TP

$14.99

MAR

 

5,028

3

5

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 4 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

4,204

4

4.83

LOVECRAFT HC (MR)

$24.95

DC

 

4,061

5

4.52

THOR VIKINGS TP (MR)

$13.99

MAR

 

3,800

6

4.42

BORN HC (MR)

$17.99

MAR

 

3,716

7

4.19

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 3 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,523

8

4.06

ARKHAM ASYLUM LIVING HELL TP

$12.95

DC

 

3,414

9

3.89

WONDER WOMAN GODS & MORTALS TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,271

10

3.85

BIRDS O/PREY O/LIKE MINDS TP

$14.95

DC

 

3,237

11

3.49

LOSERS ANTE UP TP (MR)

$9.95

DC

 

2,934

12

3.35

ALAN MOORES COURTYARD TP (MR)

$6.95

AVA

 

2,817

13

3.27

SOJOURN VOL 4 THIEFS TALE TP

$15.95

CRO

 

2,749

14

3.25

PUNISHER VOL 6 CONFEDERACY O/DUNCES TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,733

15

3.21

ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,699

16

3.02

X-TREME X-MEN VOL 7 STORM ARENA TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,539

17

3

SUPERMAN RETURN TO KRYPTON TP

$17.95

DC

 

2,522

18

2.99

FLASH CROSSFIRE TP

$17.95

DC

 

2,514

19

2.96

AI LOVE YOU VOL 1 GN (Of 9)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,489

20

2.95

FRUITS BASKET VOL 1 GN (Of 11)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,480

21

2.92

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER VOL 3 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

2,455

22

2.59

TRUTH RED WHITE & BLACK TP

$17.99

MAR

 

2,178

23

2.58

13TH O/NEVER GN

$7.95

SLG

 

2,169

24

2.52

HAWKMAN ENEMIES & ALLIES TP

$14.95

DC

 

2,119

25

2.46

SHAZAM ARCHIVES VOL 4 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,068

26

2.43

DAREDEVIL VOL 3 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,043

27

2.41

ZERO HOUR CRISIS I/TIME TP

$17.95

DC

 

2,026

28

2.14

FULL METAL PANIC MANGA VOL 3 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,799

29

2.13

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 6 RETURN O/T KING TP

$16.99

MAR

 

1,791

30

2.12

SIMPSONS COMICS BELLY BUSTER TP

$14.95

BON

 

1,783

31

2.11

BIONICLE TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,774

32

2.09

DRAGONBALL VOL 14 TP SHONEN J ED

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,757

33

2.08

AZUMANGA DAIOH MANGA VOL 3 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,749

34

2.08

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 FULL DISCLOSURE TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

1,749

35

1.97

SUPERMAN RED SON TP

$17.95

DC

 

1,656

36

1.97

YU YU HAKUSHO VOL 3 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,656

37

1.92

GRAVITATION VOL 4 GN (Of 12)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,614

38

1.89

REX MUNDI VOL 1 GUARDIAN O/T TEMPLE TP

$14.95

IMA

 

1,589

39

1.89

INITIAL D VOL 10 GN (Of 23)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,589

40

1.83

EDGE 10TH ANNV ED*

$19.95

VAN

 

1,539

41

1.81

HELLBOY VOL 1 SEED O/DESTRUCTION TP NEW PRINT

$17.95

DAR

 

1,522

42

1.81

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 5 GN (Of 18)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,522

43

1.77

EXCEL SAGA VOL 5 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,488

44

1.72

MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH II VOL 1 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,446

45

1.72

SUKI VOL 1 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,446

46

1.67

KILL ME KISS ME VOL 1 GN (Of 5)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,404

47

1.65

JACK STAFF VOL 1 EVERYTHING USED TO BE BLACK & WHITE TP

$19.95

IMA

 

1,387

48

1.63

ALAN MOORES COURTYARD COMPANION (MR)

$9.95

AVA

 

1,371

49

1.61

INU YASHA ANI MANGA VOL 1

$11.95

VIZ

 

1,354

50

1.61

KINGDOM COME TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,354

51

1.59

COURIERS VOL 2 DIRTBIKE MANIFESTO GN (MR)

$12.95

AIT

 

1,337

52

1.57

GI JOE VOL 4 ALLIANCES TP

$14.95

DEV

 

1,320

53

1.52

GET BACKERS VOL 1 GN (Of 21)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,278

54

1.52

TOMORROW STORIES BOOK 2 HC (MR)

$24.95

DC

 

1,278

55

1.46

GRRL SCOUTS VOL 2 WORKS SUCKS TP

$12.95

IMA

 

1,228

56

1.45

HEAVY METAL LIVE VOL 2 PHOTO O/JULIE STRAIN SC*

$8.95

AMR

 

1,219

57

1.44

ARIA VOL 2 SOULMARKET TP

$16.95

IMA

 

1,211

58

1.43

JUNK FORCE VOL 1 TP (MR)

$9.95

ONE

 

1,202

59

1.4

THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES MANGA VOL 2 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,177

60

1.39

WARREN ELLIS SCARS TP (MR)

$17.99

AVA

 

1,169

61

1.38

FIGURE 17 MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,160

62

1.33

REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA VOL 5 TP TO BLOSSOM (C: 3

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,118

63

1.32

DORK TOWER COLL TP VOL 6 1D6 DEGREES OF SEPARATION

$15.99

DOR

 

1,110

64

1.31

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 5 HC 2ND ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,101

65

1.3

KANE VOL 1 GREETINGS FROM NEW EDEN TP

$11.95

IMA

 

1,093

66

1.29

ALIEN NINE EMULATORS VOL 1 GN

$9.99

CPM

 

1,085

67

1.24

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 3 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

1,043

68

1.22

BATMAN HUSH VOL 2 HC

$19.95

DC

 

1,026

69

1.21

MAD ABOUT OSCARS

$12.95

DC

 

1,017

70

1.21

BOYS OVER FLOWERS VOL 4 HANA YORI DANGO TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,017

71

1.17

PLANET LADDER VOL 6 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

984

72

1.16

NAUSICAA O/VALLEY O/WIND VOL 1 TP 2ND ED

$9.95

VIZ

 

975

73

1.15

ASTRO BOY VOL 1 TP

$9.95

DAR

 

967

74

1.14

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 7 BLOCKBUSTER TP

$12.99

MAR

 

959

75

1.14

HELLBOY VOL 2 WAKE DEVIL TP NEW PRINT

$17.95

DAR

 

959

76

1.13

BATTLE ROYALE VOL 6 GN (Of 10) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

950

77

1.11

RAVE MASTER VOL 7 GN (Of 18)

$9.99

TKP

 

933

78

1.1

REBIRTH VOL 6 GN (Of 11)

$9.99

TKP

 

925

79

1.09

GYO VOL 2 TP

$12.95

VIZ

 

916

80

1.06

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AVENGERS VOL 3 2ND ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

891

81

1.05

DRAGON KNIGHTS VOL 12 GN (Of 17)

$9.99

TKP

 

883

82

1.04

SISTER RED VOL 1 TP

$9.95

ONE

 

874

83

1.03

LES BIJOUX VOL 1 GN (Of 6)

$9.99

TKP

 

866

84

1

WATCHMEN TP

$19.95

DC

 

841

85

1

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA CINEMANGA VOL 3 GN (Of 3)

$7.99

TKP

 

841

86

0.98

TALES O/ORDINARY MADNESS TP (MR)

$11.95

ONI

 

824

87

0.96

BERSERK VOL 1 BLACK SWORDSMAN TP

$13.95

DAR

 

807

88

0.96

MEGATOKYO VOL 2 TP

$9.95

DAR

 

807

89

0.94

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 HC

$19.95

DC

 

790

90

0.94

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.95

DC

 

790

91

0.9

PLEASE SAVE MY EARTH VOL 3 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

757

92

0.89

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 2 CYCLES TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

748

93

0.89

KINDAICHI CASE FILES VOL 5 TREASURE ISLE GN (Of 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

748

94

0.89

LOEG BOOK TWO HC

$24.95

DC

 

748

95

0.89

FOUR CONSTABLES VOL 1 TP

$13.95

ONE

 

748

96

0.88

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 1 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

740

97

0.87

SAVAGE DRAGON VOL 9 WORLDS A/WAR TP

$16.95

IMA

 

732

98

0.86

JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC

$19.95

SLG

 

723

99

0.86

LOEG BOOK ONE TP

$14.95

DC

 

723

100

0.86

X-TREME X-MEN VOL 4 MEKANIX TP

$16.99

MAR

 

723

 
Notes on this chart:

Some titles have been truncated or abbreviated for space reasons.

Publisher abbreviations have also been used.

MAR = Marvel Comics

DC = DC Comics

DAR = Dark Horse Comics

IMA = Image Comics

DRE = Dreamwave Productions

DEV = Devil's Due Publishing

AVA = Avatar Press

ADV = A.D. Vision

TIT = Titan Publishing

CAR = Cartoon Books

CRO = CrossGen

BON = Bongo Comics

GEM = Gemstone Publishing

TKP = Tokyopop

 

These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during February, 2004.  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.

 

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

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2004.'

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual January orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Comic Orders Dip in January' 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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