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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2004

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

Published: 07/22/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during June 2004.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in June, see 'Comic Titles Share the Wealth in June.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Comics Up 15% in June.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2004.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

11.41

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 9 ULTIMATE SIX TP

$17.99

MAR

 

8,217

2

7.41

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL 6 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

5,337

3

7.21

WALT DISNEYS VACATION PARADE

$8.95

GEM

 

5,193

4

6.82

DARK HORSE BOOK O/WITCHCRAFT HC

$14.95

DAR

 

4,912

5

6.66

HELLSING VOL 3 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

4,797

6

6.33

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL 2 HC

$49.95

DC

 

4,559

7

5.95

SPIDER-MAN 2 MOVIE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

4,285

8

5.42

CATWOMAN NINE LIVES O/FELINE FATALE

$14.95

DC

 

3,903

9

5.32

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 5 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,831

10

5.1

DONALD DUCK ADVENTURES VOL 6 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

3,673

11

4.92

SLEEPER VOL 2 ALL FALSE MOVES TP (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

3,543

12

4.87

HELLBLAZER HIGHWATER TP (MR)

$19.95

DC

 

3,507

13

4.81

BATMAN BROKEN CITY HC

$24.95

DC

 

3,464

14

4.75

INU YASHA VOL 18 TP

$8.95

VIZ

 

3,421

15

4.61

UNCANNY X-MEN VOL 6 BRIGHT NEW MOURNING TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,320

16

4.48

MYSTIQUE VOL 1 DEAD DROP GORGEOUS TP (RES)

$14.99

MAR

 

3,226

17

4.43

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

3,190

18

4.17

ON ROAD TO PERDITION BOOK 3 DETOUR

$7.95

DC

 

3,003

19

4.08

PLANETARY VOL 3 LEAVING 20TH CENTURY HC

$24.95

DC

 

2,938

20

4.07

GTO VOL 19 GN (Of 25)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,931

21

3.84

STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 4 LIGHT & DARK TP

$16.95

DAR

 

2,766

22

3.84

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 4 GN (Of 9) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,766

23

3.82

WAR STORIES VOL 1 TP (MR)

$19.95

DC

 

2,751

24

3.8

HEDGE KNIGHT TP

$14.95

DDP

 

2,737

25

3.73

USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 18 TRAVELS W/JOTARO TP

$15.95

DAR

 

2,686

26

3.67

KARE KANO VOL 10 GN (Of 13)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,643

27

3.56

INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 7 DEAD LIKE ME TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,564

28

3.36

BATMAN ADVS VOL 1 ROGUES GALLERY TP

$6.95

DC

 

2,420

29

3.35

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 500 COVERS HC

$49.99

MAR

 

2,413

30

3.32

SUPERMAN I/WORLDS FINEST ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,391

31

3.2

BATMAN ADVS VOL 2 SHADOWS & MASKS TP

$6.95

DC

 

2,305

32

3.17

ELFQUEST GRAND QUEST VOL 3 TP

$9.95

DC

 

2,283

33

3.15

PHANTOM VOL 5 GN VALLEY O/GOLDEN MEN

$6.95

MNS

 

2,269

34

3.13

SAIYUKI VOL 3 GN (Of 9)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,254

35

3.08

APHRODITE IX TP

$14.99

IMA

 

2,218

36

3.05

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 HC NEW PTG

$29.99

MAR

 

2,197

37

3.01

FALLEN ANGEL TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

2,168

38

3

KIDS WB JAM PACKED ACTION VOL 1

$7.99

DC

 

2,161

39

2.97

FREAK GN

$6.95

IMA

 

2,139

40

2.94

MARY JANE 2 HC

$14.99

MAR

 

2,117

41

2.91

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,096

42

2.89

YU-GI-OH VOL 5 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

2,081

43

2.88

MARS HORSE W/NO NAME GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,074

44

2.84

TEEN TITANS KIDS GAME TP

$9.95

DC

 

2,045

45

2.8

ALICE 19TH VOL 5 JEALOUSY GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

2,017

46

2.75

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,981

47

2.72

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN/DR OCTOPUS OUT O/REACH TP

$5.99

MAR

 

1,959

48

2.67

PRINCESS AI VOL 1 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,923

49

2.65

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 3 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,909

50

2.62

STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 1 DEFENSE O/KAMINO TP

$14.95

DAR

 

1,887

51

2.6

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 1 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,873

52

2.56

BEST O/SPIDER-MAN VOL 3 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,844

53

2.55

FUSHIGI YUGI VOL 11 VETERAN TP (Note Price)

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,837

54

2.49

YU YU HAKUSHO VOL 4 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,793

55

2.49

CITY O/SILENCE TP

$9.95

IMA

 

1,793

56

2.45

TOKYO BABYLON VOL 2 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,764

57

2.45

IMADOKI VOL 1

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,764

58

2.45

REAL BOUT HIGH SCHOOL VOL 6 GN (Of 6)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,764

59

2.3

MAHOROMATIC AUTOMATIC MAIDEN VOL 2 GN (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,656

60

2.29

BLEACH VOL 1 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,649

61

2.27

PEACH GIRL CHANGE O/HEART VOL 9 TP (Of 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,635

62

2.26

PET SHOP O/HORRORS VOL 7 GN (Of 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,628

63

2.21

BONE VOL 9 CROWN O/HORNS SC (RES)

$18.95

CAR

 

1,592

64

2.21

CHEEKY ANGEL VOL 1

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,592

65

2.21

ESCAFLOWNE VOL 7 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,592

66

2.19

ULTIMATES VOL 2 HOMELAND SECURITY TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,577

67

2.19

SUIKODEN III VOL 2 GN (Of 4)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,577

68

2.18

HIKARU NO GO VOL 1 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,570

69

2.14

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE VOL 2 TP (MR)

$24.99

BRO

 

1,541

70

2.13

PRIEST VOL 12 GN (Of 15)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,534

71

2.1

EVILS RETURN VOL 1 GN (Of 4)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,512

72

2.08

JING KING O/BANDITS VOL 7 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,498

73

2.06

VAGABOND VOL 11 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,484

74

2.06

PITA TEN VOL 4 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,484

75

2.04

FULL METAL PANIC MANGA VOL 5 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,469

76

2.03

PROXIMITY EFFECT GN

$9.99

IMA

 

1,462

77

2.02

ELEKTRA VOL 4 FRENZY TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,455

78

2.02

JIST CREATING DC UNIVERSE BOOK 3 TP

$19.95

DC

 

1,455

79

1.96

CULDCEPT VOL 1 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,412

80

1.94

INU YASHA VOL 11 TP 2ND ED

$8.95

VIZ

 

1,397

81

1.93

MODEL VOL 2 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,390

82

1.92

EERIE QUEERIE VOL 3 GN (Of 4)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,383

83

1.91

SAIKANO VOL 1 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,376

84

1.91

YOUR & MY SECRET MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,376

85

1.87

INU YASHA VOL 12 TP 2ND ED

$8.95

VIZ

 

1,347

86

1.84

VAGABOND VOL 12 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,325

87

1.81

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 POWER & RESPONSIBILITY TP

$14.95

MAR

 

1,304

88

1.8

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 6 VENOM TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,296

89

1.8

VAMPIRE GAME VOL 7 GN (Of 12)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,296

90

1.78

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 7 IRRESPONSIBLE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,282

91

1.77

HOT GIMMICK VOL 5 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,275

92

1.75

ALEX RAYMONDS FLASH GORDON VOL 1 HC (RES)

$14.95

CHE

 

1,260

93

1.75

SCRAPBOOK UNCOLL WORK 1992-2004 TP (MR)

$24.95

D&Q

 

1,260

94

1.75

KING O/HELL VOL 6 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,260

95

1.71

TRUE STORY SWEAR TO GOD 100 STORIES TP (MR)

$9.95

AIT

 

1,232

96

1.7

GIRL GOT GAME VOL 4 GN (Of 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,224

97

1.69

MODESTY BLAISE VOL 1 GABRIEL SET UP SC

$16.95

TIT

 

1,217

98

1.69

SUKI VOL 3 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,217

99

1.69

COMP FRANK MILLER SPIDER-MAN HC

$29.95

MAR

 

1,217

100

1.68

KINGDOM COME TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,210

 
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 June, 2004.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of June, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of June.

 

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 100 graphic novels actual orders in May, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2004.'

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual May orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Three Comics Top 175K' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see 'Comics Up 12% in May.'

 

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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