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Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2004

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

Published: 06/21/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during May 2004.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in May, see 'Three Comics Top 175K.'

 

For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see 'Comics Up 12% in May.'

 

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during May, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--May 2004.'

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

272.34

ASTONISHING X-MEN #1*

$2.99

MAR

 

209,389

2

270.67

SUPERMAN #205

$2.50

DC

 

208,105

3

232.64

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #10

$2.95

DC

 

178,865

4

151.67

SECRET WAR BOOK TWO (Of 5)

$3.99

MAR

 

116,611

5

145.84

UNCANNY X-MEN #444

$2.25

MAR

 

112,129

6

139.41

X-MEN #157

$2.25

MAR

 

107,185

7

129.18

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #2

$2.99

MAR

 

99,320

8

125.77

ULTIMATE X-MEN #45

$2.25

MAR

 

96,698

9

125.71

ULTIMATE X-MEN #46

$2.25

MAR

 

96,652

10

118.31

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #58

$2.25

MAR

 

90,963

11

116.88

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #59

$2.25

MAR

 

89,863

12

106.58

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #507

$2.25

MAR

 

81,944

13

100

BATMAN #627

$2.25

DC

 

76,885

14

99.39

NEW X-MEN ACADEMY X #1

$2.99

MAR

 

76,416

15

96.7

BATMAN #628

$2.25

DC

 

74,348

16

93.33

EXCALIBUR #1

$2.99

MAR

 

71,757

17

91

JLA #98

$2.25

DC

 

69,965

18

89.82

JLA #99

$2.25

DC

 

69,058

19

89.39

WOLVERINE #15

$2.25

MAR

 

68,728

20

88.2

TEEN TITANS #11

$2.50

DC

 

67,813

21

82.32

SUPREME POWER #10 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

63,292

22

72.46

AVENGERS #82

$2.25

MAR

 

55,711

23

71.9

AVENGERS #83

$2.25

MAR

 

55,280

24

70.25

DAREDEVIL #60

$2.99

MAR

 

54,012

25

66.38

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #14

$2.25

MAR

 

51,036

26

66.25

FANTASTIC FOUR #513

$2.25

MAR

 

50,936

27

66.02

CONAN #4

$2.99

DAR

 

50,759

28

64.48

ADVS O/SUPERMAN #628

$2.50

DC

 

49,575

29

64.36

ACTION COMICS #815

$2.50

DC

 

49,483

30

63.84

ROBIN #126

$2.25

DC

 

49,083

31

63.18

PUNISHER #6 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

48,576

32

62.16

SECRET WAR BOOK ONE COMM ED

$3.99

MAR

 

47,792

33

62.04

WOLVERINE/PUNISHER #3 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

47,699

34

60.21

FIRESTORM #1

$2.50

DC

 

46,292

35

59.1

DISTRICT X #1

$2.99

MAR

 

45,439

36

59.03

INCREDIBLE HULK #72

$2.25

MAR

 

45,385

37

58.99

FLASH #210

$2.25

DC

 

45,354

38

57.05

WITCHBLADE/WOLVERINE ONE-SHOT

$2.99

IMA

 

43,863

39

56.78

PULSE #3

$2.99

MAR

 

43,655

40

56.49

OUTSIDERS #12

$2.50

DC

 

43,432

41

56.04

JSA #61

$2.50

DC

 

43,086

42

52.55

DARKNESS/HULK ONE-SHOT

$2.99

IMA

 

40,403

43

52.48

JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA ANOTHER NAIL #1 (Of 3)

$5.95

DC

 

40,349

44

51.22

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK O/T MARVEL UNIVERSE X-MEN 2004

$3.99

MAR

 

39,380

45

50.45

EXILES #46

$2.99

MAR

 

38,788

46

49.85

EXILES #47

$2.99

MAR

 

38,327

47

48.85

CAPTAIN AMERICA #26

$2.99

MAR

 

37,558

48

48.52

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #53

$2.95

DC

 

37,305

49

48.16

NYX #4

$2.99

MAR

 

37,028

50

47.89

CABLE DEADPOOL #3

$2.99

MAR

 

36,820

51

45.59

SUPERMAN BIRTHRIGHT #10 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

 

35,052

52

45.36

DETECTIVE COMICS #794

$2.95

DC

 

34,875

53

44.29

SOULFIRE #0

$2.50

ASP

 

34,052

54

44.27

GREEN ARROW #38

$2.50

DC

 

34,037

55

44.19

CAPTAIN AMERICA & FALCON #3

$2.99

MAR

 

33,975

56

43.43

GREEN LANTERN #177

$2.25

DC

 

33,391

57

42.51

ALPHA FLIGHT #3

$2.99

MAR

 

32,684

58

41.42

BIRDS O/PREY #67

$2.50

DC

 

31,846

59

41.18

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #3

$2.99

MAR

 

31,661

60

40.67

EMMA FROST #11

$2.99

MAR

 

31,269

61

40.08

NIGHTWING #93

$2.25

DC

 

30,816

62

39.75

THOR #78

$2.99

MAR

 

30,562

63

39.51

WONDER WOMAN #204

$2.25

DC

 

30,377

64

39.37

THOR #79

$2.99

MAR

 

30,270

65

38.82

GI JOE #29

$2.95

DDP

 

29,847

66

38.58

SHE HULK #3

$2.99

MAR

 

29,662

67

38.29

MYSTIQUE #14

$2.99

MAR

 

29,439

68

38.15

HAWKMAN #28

$2.50

DC

 

29,332

69

38.14

GI JOE #30

$2.95

DDP

 

29,324

70

37.64

MYSTIQUE #15

$2.99

MAR

 

28,940

71

37.47

THANOS #10

$2.99

MAR

 

28,809

72

36.87

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #8*

$2.95

DC

 

28,347

73

36.72

IRON MAN #81

$2.99

MAR

 

28,232

74

36.49

IRON MAN #83

$2.99

MAR

 

28,055

75

36.42

IRON MAN #82

$2.99

MAR

 

28,002

76

36.35

WEAPON X #23

$2.99

MAR

 

27,948

77

35.86

VENOM #14

$2.99

MAR

 

27,571

78

35.7

GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE #1 (Of 3)

$2.95

DDP

 

27,448

79

35.49

WEAPON X #24

$2.99

MAR

 

27,286

80

35.01

VENOM #15

$2.99

MAR

 

26,917

81

34.88

GI JOE RELOADED #3

$2.95

DDP

 

26,817

82

34.82

Y THE LAST MAN #22 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

26,771

83

34.39

DC NEW FRONTIER #4 (Of 6)

$6.95

DC

 

26,441

84

34.36

BATGIRL #52

$2.50

DC

 

26,418

85

33.2

FABLES #25 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

25,526

86

33.18

AUTHORITY MORE KEV #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

25,510

87

32.98

AQUAMAN #18

$2.50

DC

 

25,357

88

32.48

IRON FIST #3

$2.99

MAR

 

24,972

89

32.34

LEGION #33

$2.50

DC

 

24,865

90

32.28

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #179

$2.50

DC

 

24,818

91

31.92

SWAMP THING #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

24,542

92

31.54

CATWOMAN #31

$2.50

DC

 

24,250

93

31.52

TRANSFORMERS ENERGON #23

$2.95

DRE

 

24,234

94

31.45

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #3

$2.25

MAR

 

24,180

95

31.4

SILVER SURFER #9

$2.99

MAR

 

24,142

96

31.32

BATMAN HARLEY & IVY #2 (Of 3)

$2.50

DC

 

24,080

97

31.32

X-STATIX #23

$2.99

MAR

 

24,080

98

30.49

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #4

$2.25

MAR

 

23,442

99

29.52

THOR SON O/ASGARD #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,696

100

28.44

RICHARD DRAGON #1

$2.50

DC

 

21,866

101

28.26

WITCHBLADE #75*

$4.99

IMA

 

21,728

102

28

AUTHORITY VOL 2 #12 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

21,528

103

27.98

SEAGUY #1 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

21,512

104

27.64

CAPTAIN MARVEL #23

$2.99

MAR

 

21,251

105

27.41

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #2

$2.25

MAR

 

21,074

106

26.94

BITE CLUB #2 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

20,713

107

26.37

SPIDER-GIRL #73

$2.99

MAR

 

20,275

108

25.96

SPIDER-GIRL #74

$2.99

MAR

 

19,959

109

25.6

STAR WARS EMPIRE #19

$2.99

DAR

 

19,683

110

25.54

DARKNESS VOL 2 #11

$2.99

IMA

 

19,636

111

25.11

RUNAWAYS #15

$2.99

MAR

 

19,306

112

25.09

STAR WARS EMPIRE #20

$2.99

DAR

 

19,290

113

23.81

LIBERTY MEADOWS #36

$2.95

IMA

 

18,306

114

23.49

BPRD PLAGUE O/FROGS #3

$2.99

DAR

 

18,060

115

23.05

EL CAZADOR #6

$2.95

CRO

 

17,722

116

22.6

GOTHAM CENTRAL #19

$2.50

DC

 

17,376

117

22.13

30 DAYS O/NIGHT RETURN TO BARROW #3 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

17,015

118

21.99

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA MORE THAN MEETS EYE #3 (Of 3)

$4.95

DRE

 

16,907

119

20.85

PROMETHEA #30

$2.95

DC

 

16,031

120

20.83

BATMAN CITY O/LIGHT #8 (Of 8)

$2.95

DC

 

16,015

121

20.79

TOM STRONG #26

$2.95

DC

 

15,984

122

20.59

NEGATION WAR #2

$2.95

CRO

 

15,831

123

20.21

VAN HELSING ONE-SHOT

$2.99

DAR

 

15,538

124

19.9

BRIAN PULIDO LADY DEATH WILD HUNT #2

$2.95

CRO

 

15,300

125

19.48

LUCIFER #50 (MR) (Note Price)

$3.50

DC

 

14,977

126

19.45

HELLBLAZER #196 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

14,954

127

19.36

PLASTIC MAN #6

$2.95

DC

 

14,885

128

19.31

PUNISHER #5 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

14,846

129

19.29

STRYKEFORCE #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

IMA

 

14,831

130

19.16

TEEN TITANS GO #7

$2.25

DC

 

14,731

131

18.62

HERO #16

$2.50

DC

 

14,316

132

18.17

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 3 #2

$2.95

MVC

 

13,970

133

17.92

SMALLVILLE #8

$3.95

DC

 

13,778

134

17.32

SANDMAN PRESENTS THESALY WITCH FOR HIRE #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

DC

 

13,316

135

17.16

ROSE & THORN #6 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

13,193

136

16.67

LAST TRAIN TO DEADSVILLE CAL MCDONALD MYSTERY #1

$2.99

DAR

 

12,817

137

16.53

SIMPSONS COMICS #94

$2.99

BON

 

12,709

138

16.53

SUPERMAN #204

$2.50

DC

 

12,709

139

16.43

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #21 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

12,632

140

16.35

MONOLITH #4

$2.95

DC

 

12,571

141

16.08

KISS KISS BANG BANG #5

$2.95

CRO

 

12,363

142

16.06

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVS #31

$2.25

DC

 

12,348

143

15.93

FREAKS O/T HEARTLAND #3

$2.99

DAR

 

12,248

144

15.86

BATMAN ADVS #14

$2.25

DC

 

12,194

145

14.95

GEORGE ROMEROS DAWN O/T DEAD #2 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

11,494

146

14.75

REMAINS #1 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

11,341

147

14.69

ROBOTECH INVASION #5 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

 

11,294

148

14.57

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #26 (MR)

$2.95

BRO

 

11,202

149

14.41

BRATH #14

$2.95

CRO

 

11,079

150

14.32

WAY O/T RAT #24

$2.95

CRO

 

11,010

151

14.16

LOSERS #12 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,887

152

13.92

VOLTRON VOL 2 #5

$2.95

DDP

 

10,702

153

13.91

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #22 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,695

154

13.9

FALLEN ANGEL #11 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,687

155

13.89

DC 100 PG SUPER SPECTACULAR WORLDS GREATEST SUPER-HEROES

$6.95

DC

 

10,679

156

13.68

STRANGERS I/PARADISE VOL III #65

$2.95

ABS

 

10,518

157

13.65

WALKING DEAD #7 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

10,495

158

13.5

HARD TIME #4

$2.50

DC

 

10,379

159

13.48

TWO STEP #3 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,364

160

12.98

ENGINEHEAD #2 (Of 8)

$2.50

DC

 

9,980

161

12.94

LIGHT BRIGADE #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$5.95

DC

 

9,949

162

12.31

HUMAN TARGET #10 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

9,465

163

11.92

FRACTION #2

$2.50

DC

 

9,165

164

11.72

ROUTE 666 #22

$2.95

CRO

 

9,011

165

11.65

KINETIC #3

$2.50

DC

 

8,957

166

11.6

FUTURAMA COMICS #17

$2.99

BON

 

8,919

167

11.18

TOUCH #2

$2.50

DC

 

8,596

168

11.11

MICRONAUTS #3

$2.95

DDP

 

8,542

169

11.03

ALTERNATION #3*

$2.95

IMA

 

8,480

170

11.02

MIDNIGHT MASS HERE THERE BE MONSTERS #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

8,473

171

10.82

DRAGONLANCE LEGEND O/HUMA #4

$2.95

DDP

 

8,319

172

10.67

CAPER #8 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

8,204

173

10.52

STEVE RUDE MOTH #2

$2.99

DAR

 

8,088

174

10.49

COMMON GROUNDS #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

8,065

175

10.01

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #136

$2.19

ARC

 

7,696

176

9.98

WANTED DEATH ROW ED #1 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

7,673

177

9.65

SPYBOY FINAL EXAM #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

7,419

178

9.55

CSI DEMON HOUSE #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

7,343

179

9.53

HEDGE KNIGHT #6 MILLER CVR (Of 6)

$2.95

DDP

 

7,327

180

9.52

STARGATE SG1 POW #3 (Of 3)*

$3.50

AVA

 

7,319

181

9.32

SHONEN JUMP VOL 2 #6 JUN 2004

$4.99

VIZ

 

7,166

182

9.28

SOJOURN #34

$2.95

CRO

 

7,135

183

9.28

SILENT HILL DYING INSIDE #4 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

7,135

184

8.95

GRENDEL DEVILS REIGN #1 (MR)

$3.50

DAR

 

6,881

185

8.65

POWERPUFF GIRLS #50

$2.25

DC

 

6,651

186

8.52

INVINCIBLE #12

$2.95

IMA

 

6,551

187

8.2

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #9

$2.95

DC

 

6,305

188

7.95

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #91

$3.99

KZR

 

6,112

189

7.53

ALEISTER ARCANE #2 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,789

190

7.52

UNCLE SCROOGE #330

$6.95

GEM

 

5,782

191

7.3

INVINCIBLE #11

$2.95

IMA

 

5,613

192

7.25

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #316

$2.95

GEM

 

5,574

193

7.18

OH MY GODDESS #108

$2.99

DAR

 

5,520

194

7.14

SCOOBY DOO #84

$2.25

DC

 

5,490

195

6.97

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #265

$2.95

GEM

 

5,359

196

6.95

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #89 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

5,344

197

6.44

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #645

$6.95

GEM

 

4,951

198

6.3

UNDERWORLD RED I/TOOTH & CLAW #3 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

4,844

199

6.25

BAD IDEAS #1 (OF 2) (MR)

$5.95

IMA

 

4,805

200

6.24

NYC MECH #1 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,798

201

6.13

DRACULAS REVENGE #1 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

4,713

202

6

BLUE MONDAY PAINTED MOON #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

4,613

203

5.97

ANT #2

$2.95

ARC

 

4,590

204

5.91

ABADAZAD #3

$2.95

CRO

 

4,544

205

5.52

FEATHER #5 (Of 5)

$5.95

IMA

 

4,244

206

5.51

KISS KISS BANG BANG #4

$2.95

CRO

 

4,236

207

5.48

POISON ELVES #78 (MR)

$2.95

SIR

 

4,213

208

5.37

SWORD O/DRACULA #4

$2.95

IMA

 

4,129

209

5.18

SUPER MANGA BLAST #42 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

3,983

210

5.13

SHIELD SPOTLIGHT #4 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,944

211

4.96

CONAN #3

$2.99

DAR

 

3,813

212

4.95

GOLD DIGGER #52

$2.99

ANT

 

3,806

213

4.87

COURTNEY CRUMRIN I/T TWILIGHT KINGDOM #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

ONI

 

3,744

214

4.8

FLASH #209

$2.25

DC

 

3,690

215

4.66

WAY O/T RAT #23

$2.95

CRO

 

3,583

216

4.61

EL ZOMBO #2 (Of 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

3,544

217

4.57

DEMO #6 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.95

AIT

 

3,514

218

4.53

BRIAN PULIDOS BELLADONNA PREVIEW

$1.99

AVA

 

3,483

219

4.47

DAREDEVIL FATHER #1 (Of 5)

$3.50

MAR

 

3,437

220

4.42

DORK TOWER #27

$2.99

DOR

 

3,398

221

4.38

ULTRAMAN TIGA #8 (Of 10)

$3.99

DAR

 

3,368

222

4.3

DAVID & GOLIATH #3

$2.95

IMA

 

3,306

223

4.22

LOONEY TUNES #114

$2.25

DC

 

3,245

224

4.19

GIFT #6 (MR)

$2.95

OVE

 

3,221

225

4.14

WAR STONE ABADDON INVADES

$4.95

DDP

 

3,183

226

4.14

ULTRAMAN TIGA #9 (Of 10)

$3.99

DAR

 

3,183

227

4.08

BETTY & VERONICA #200

$2.19

ARC

 

3,137

228

3.86

SAMURAI JACK SP #1 NEW PRT

$3.95

DC

 

2,968

229

3.85

DEAD A/17 BLOOD O/SAINTS #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

VIP

 

2,960

230

3.76

GREEN LANTERN #176

$2.25

DC

 

2,891

231

3.74

BONEYARD #14

$2.95

NBM

 

2,875

232

3.71

ARCHIE #548

$2.19

ARC

 

2,852

233

3.58

STRAY BULLETS #33 (MR)

$3.50

EL

 

2,752

234

3.47

ROBIN #125

$2.25

DC

 

2,668

235

3.41

TOO MUCH HOPELESS SAVAGES #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

2,622

236

3.35

CLASSWAR #4 (MR)

$3.50

CMX

 

2,576

237

3.26

HEDGE KNIGHT #6 FINER CVR (Of 6)

$5.95

DDP

 

2,506

238

3.23

BRIAN PULIDOS BELLADONNA PREVIEW SP CVR*

$2.99

AVA

 

2,483

239

3.23

DOGWITCH #11 (MR)

$2.95

SIR

 

2,483

240

3.17

JOE LANSDALES BY BIZARRE HANDS #2 (Of 6) (MR)*

$3.50

AVA

 

2,437

241

3.15

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #66

$2.19

ARC

 

2,422

242

3.15

SABRINA VOL 2 #57

$2.19

ARC

 

2,422

243

3.12

CARTOON CARTOONS #30

$2.25

DC

 

2,399

244

3.09

KODT ILLUSTRATED #34

$2.99

KZR

 

2,376

245

3.03

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #124

$3.59

ARC

 

2,330

246

2.97

VERONICA #152

$2.19

ARC

 

2,283

247

2.96

JLA #97

$2.25

DC

 

2,276

248

2.94

METAL HURLANT #11 (MR)

$3.95

HUM

 

2,260

249

2.85

ARCHIE DIGEST #207

$2.39

ARC

 

2,191

250

2.79

WALKING DEAD #6 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

2,145

251

2.76

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #152

$3.59

ARC

 

2,122

252

2.74

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #82

$2.19

ARC

 

2,107

253

2.69

ANIMERICA EXTRA JUN 2004 VOL 7 #6

$4.99

VIZ

 

2,068

254

2.64

GOLD DIGGER SWIMSUIT SP 2004

$4.50

ANT

 

2,030

255

2.55

BITE CLUB #1 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

1,961

256

2.52

STREET FIGHTER #7*

$4.50

DDP

 

1,938

257

2.43

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #116

$2.99

ANT

 

1,868

258

2.41

DF SUPERMAN LEE SGN #204

$19.99

DYN

 

1,853

259

2.38

ANT #1 (CURR PRT)

$2.95

ARC

 

1,830

260

2.36

WANTED DEATH ROW ED #3

$2.99

IMA

 

1,814

261

2.32

KODT EVERKNIGHTS #12

$2.99

KZR

 

1,784

262

2.26

ASSASSIN SCHOOL VOL 2 #1

$3.50

APC

 

1,738

263

2.24

LAUGH DIGEST #193

$2.39

ARC

 

1,722

264

2.19

CITY O/HEROES #1

$2.95

BLU

 

1,684

265

2.17

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #7

$2.95

DC

 

1,668

266

2.12

BATMAN #626

$2.25

DC

 

1,630

267

2.04

CONAN #2

$2.99

DAR

 

1,568

268

1.97

MILK #40 (A)

$3.50

RAD

 

1,515

269

1.96

THIEVES & KINGS #44

$2.95

IBP

 

1,507

270

1.9

CHOSEN #1 NEW PRT (Of 3) (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

1,461

271

1.84

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #5

$2.25

MAR

 

1,415

272

1.74

SUPERMAN SECRET IDENTITY #4 (Of 4)

$5.95

DC

 

1,338

273

1.73

I HUNT MONSTERS #3

$2.99

ANT

 

1,330

274

1.71

FURRLOUGH #136

$2.99

RAD

 

1,315

275

1.69

MINISTRY O/SPACE #3 (Of 3) (RES)

$2.95

IMA

 

1,299

276

1.69

HEAVEN SENT #3

$2.99

ANT

 

1,299

277

1.68

FURRLOUGH #135

$2.99

RAD

 

1,292

278

1.67

MICHAEL TURNER PRESENTS ASPEN #3 (Of 3)

$2.99

ASP

 

1,284

279

1.63

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #3

$2.95

SLG

 

1,253

280

1.62

STARGATE SG1 POW READY FOR ACTION #3 (Of 3)

$5.99

AVA

 

1,246

281

1.61

FINDER #34 (MR)

$2.95

LIG

 

1,238

282

1.61

CASUAL SEX #4 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

1,238

283

1.61

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #52

$2.95

DC

 

1,238

284

1.57

OUTLOOK GRIM #5 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

 

1,207

285

1.56

PIRATE CLUB #2

$2.95

SLG

 

1,199

286

1.55

DRAGON ARMS CHAOS BLADE #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

ANT

 

1,192

287

1.54

AP YOU CAN DRAW MANGA #4

$4.95

ANT

 

1,184

288

1.52

MICHAEL CHABON PRESENTS ADVS O/T ESCAPIST #2

$8.95

DAR

 

1,169

289

1.52

WANTED DOSSIER ONE-SHOT (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

1,169

290

1.52

JLA #96

$2.25

DC

 

1,169

291

1.41

WANTED #1 WIZARD WORLD TEXAS EX

$5.00

IMA

 

1,084

292

1.39

LUMAKICK #2

$5.95

LUM

 

1,069

293

1.38

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #7

$2.95

SLG

 

1,061

294

1.38

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #4

$2.95

SLG

 

1,061

295

1.37

WANTED #2 (MR)*

$2.99

IMA

 

1,053

296

1.37

30 DAYS O/NIGHT RETURN TO BARROW #2 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

1,053

297

1.35

SCURVY DOGS #4

$2.95

AIT

 

1,038

298

1.31

WOLVERINE #14

$2.25

MAR

 

1,007

299

1.26

SORT O/HOMECOMING #3 (Of 3)

$3.50

ALT

 

969

300

1.23

NEO DAWN #1 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.95

CMT

 

946

 

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

DEV = Devil's Due Publishing

DRE = Dreamwave Productions

CAR = Cartoon Books

CRO = CrossGen

BON = Bongo Comics

HAR = Harris Comics

IDW = IDW Publishing

 

These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during May, 2004.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of May, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of May.

 

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 April, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--April 2004.'

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual April orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Supes #204 Over 230kand 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in April, see 'Comic Dollars Up Again in April.'

 

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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