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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2004

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

Published: 09/20/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during August 2004.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in August, see 'Astonishing X-Men #4 Over 145k.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'August Comics and GNs Up 10% Over '03.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during August, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2004.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

14.03

LOEG VOL 2 TP

$14.95

DC

 

10,142

2

10.38

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 8 NEW MUTANTS TP

$12.99

MAR

 

7,503

3

9.19

SANDMAN ENDLESS NIGHTS TP (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

6,643

4

8.2

JLA/AVENGERS COLL ED OVERSIZED SLIPCASED HC

$75.00

DC

 

5,928

5

7.81

TRIGUN MAXIMUM VOL 2 DEATH BLUE TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

5,646

6

7.42

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL 11 TALES O/HUMAN WASTE TP

$9.95

DC

 

5,364

7

7.28

SUPERMAN GODFALL HC

$19.95

DC

 

5,262

8

7.2

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 6 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

5,205

9

6.03

ESSENTIAL AVENGERS VOL 4 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,359

10

5.84

NARUTO VOL 4 TP SHONEN J ED

$7.95

VIZ

 

4,222

11

5.75

PUNISHER MAX VOL 1 I/T BEGINNING TP (MR)

$14.99

MAR

 

4,157

12

5.52

ESSENTIAL IRON FIST VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,990

13

5.43

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 7 BOOK O/EZEKIEL TP

$12.99

MAR

 

3,925

14

5.26

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL VOL 13 MIRROR O/T SOUL TP

$17.95

DAR

 

3,802

15

5.21

X-MEN DAYS O/FUTURE PAST TP

$19.99

MAR

 

3,766

16

5.13

LUCIFER VOL 6 MANSIONS O/T SILENCE TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

3,708

17

4.85

STAR WARS INFINITIES RETURN O/T JEDI TP

$12.95

DAR

 

3,506

18

4.64

BATMAN DEATH & MAIDENS TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,354

19

4.6

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 VOL 1 WOLF A/T DOOR TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,325

20

4.32

ROBIN UNMASKED TP

$12.95

DC

 

3,123

21

4.27

SAMURAI EXECUTIONER VOL 1 TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

3,087

22

4.23

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 7 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

3,058

23

4.05

FLIGHT GN

$19.95

IMA

 

2,928

24

3.94

SUPERMAN GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

$19.95

DC

 

2,848

25

3.82

NEW X-MEN VOL 3 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,761

26

3.66

MARVEL AGE EMMA FROST VOL 1 HIGHER LEARNING DIG TP

$7.99

MAR

 

2,646

27

3.66

TRANSFORMERS/GI JOE VOL 1 TP

$17.95

DRE

 

2,646

28

3.5

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN VOL 3 DIG TP

$5.99

MAR

 

2,530

29

3.4

WIZARD BEST O/WOLVERINE LTD DLX HC

$29.99

WIZ

 

2,458

30

3.34

NEGIMA VOL 2 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,414

31

3.3

WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL 14 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,385

32

3.25

SUPERMAN ADVS VOL 1 UP UP & AWAY TP

$6.95

DC

 

2,349

33

3.24

GREEN LANTERN PASSING TORCH TP

$12.95

DC

 

2,342

34

3.12

SUPERMAN ADVS VOL 2 NEVER ENDING BATTLE

$6.95

DC

 

2,255

35

3.02

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL 3 HERE THERE BE MONSTERS TP

$9.99

MAR

 

2,183

36

3

ELFQUEST GRAND QUEST VOL 4 TP

$9.95

DC

 

2,169

37

2.97

LEGION FOUNDATIONS TP

$19.95

DC

 

2,147

38

2.95

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

2,132

39

2.92

GREEN ARROW ARCHERS QUEST TP

$14.95

DC

 

2,111

40

2.9

RING VOL 3 SPIRAL TP (MR)

$12.95

DAR

 

2,096

41

2.89

TOMMYSAURUS REX GN

$11.95

IMA

 

2,089

42

2.84

THOR VOL 6 GODS & MEN TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,053

43

2.84

ACTION HERO ARCHIVE VOLUME 1 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,053

44

2.76

CROW FLESH & BLOOD TP DH ED

$9.95

DAR

 

1,995

45

2.67

SILENT HILL DYING INSIDE TP (MR)

$19.99

IDW

 

1,930

46

2.6

DRAGONBALL VOL 16 TP SHONEN J ED

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,879

47

2.59

STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 1 DEFENSE O/KAMINO TP

$14.95

DAR

 

1,872

48

2.53

STAR TREK KEY COLL VOL 1 TP

$22.95

CHE

 

1,829

49

2.51

NAJICA BLITZ TACTICS MANGA VOL 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

ADV

 

1,814

50

2.51

VENOM VOL 2 RUN TP

$19.99

MAR

 

1,814

51

2.51

KOLCHAK NIGHT STALKER PAIN W/OUT TEARS GN (MR)

$6.95

MNS

 

1,814

52

2.48

CAPTAIN AMERICA/FALCON VOL 1 TWO AMERICAS TP

$9.99

MAR

 

1,793

53

2.32

CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 5 HOMELAND TP

$19.99

MAR

 

1,677

54

2.31

EXCEL SAGA VOL 8 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,670

55

2.27

LIBERTY MEADOWS VOL 1 EDEN TP LANDSCAPE ED

$19.95

IMA

 

1,641

56

2.26

HANA KIMI VOL 1 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,634

57

2.25

DOCTOR CYBORG OUTPATIENT GN

$9.95

IMA

 

1,626

58

2.24

STAR WARS TALES VOL 1 TP

$19.95

DAR

 

1,619

59

2.18

GI JOE REBORN VOL 1 TP

$9.95

DEV

 

1,576

60

2.14

METABARONS TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

1,547

61

2.11

RED STAR VOL 3 PRISON O/SOULS TP

$24.95

ARC

 

1,525

62

2.1

FUTURAMA ADVS VOL 2 TP

$14.95

BON

 

1,518

63

2.08

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC

$19.95

SLG

 

1,504

64

2.08

DAVE JOHNSON SKETCHBOOK

$6.99

ATO

 

1,504

65

2.06

ALL PURPOSE CULTURAL CAT GIRL NUKU NUKU MANGA VOL 1 TP

$14.99

ADV

 

1,489

66

2.03

BLEACH VOL 2 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,467

67

2

WILDCATS CYBERFORCE KILLER INSTINCT TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,446

68

1.99

BONE VOL 9 CROWN O/HORNS HC

$26.95

CAR

 

1,439

69

1.96

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,417

70

1.85

WATCHMEN TP

$19.95

DC

 

1,337

71

1.84

VAGABOND VOL 14 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,330

72

1.82

INU YASHA VOL 1 TP 2ND ED

$8.95

VIZ

 

1,316

73

1.81

BPRD SOUL O/VENICE & OTHER STORIES TP

$17.95

DAR

 

1,308

74

1.7

ARIA VOL 3 USES O/ENCHANTMENT TP

$16.95

IMA

 

1,229

75

1.66

COMPLEAT MOONSHADOW TP

$39.95

DC

 

1,200

76

1.61

PRETEAR MANGA VOL 2 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,164

77

1.55

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION VOL 6 TP 2ND ED

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,120

78

1.55

HOLLOW GROUNDS TP (MR)

$19.95

DC

 

1,120

79

1.54

THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES MANGA VOL 6 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,113

80

1.53

SEVEN BLOCK GN (MR)

$5.99

IDW

 

1,106

81

1.53

STEEL ANGEL KURUMI MANGA VOL 7 TP (MR)

$9.99

ADV

 

1,106

82

1.51

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 9 ULTIMATE SIX TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,092

83

1.49

KINGDOM COME TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,077

84

1.41

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOL 1 TP

$9.95

ONE

 

1,019

85

1.4

PVP ARCHIVES VOL 1 AT LARGE TP

$11.95

IMA

 

1,012

86

1.35

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 POWER & RESPONSIBILITY TP

$14.95

MAR

 

976

87

1.31

100 BULLETS VOL 7 SAMURAI TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

947

88

1.3

30 DAYS O/NIGHT TP

$17.99

IDW

 

940

89

1.25

CASE CLOSED DETECTIVE CONAN VOL 1 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

904

90

1.25

DEICIDE VOL 1 TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

904

91

1.23

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 6 VENOM TP

$15.99

MAR

 

889

92

1.22

50 RULES FOR TEENAGERS MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

882

93

1.19

POWERS SELLOUTS TP

$19.95

MAR

 

860

94

1.19

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 3 ONE SMALL STEP TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

860

95

1.19

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 TP UNMANNED

$12.95

DC

 

860

96

1.18

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 10 HOLLYWOOD TP

$12.99

MAR

 

853

97

1.16

WHY I HATE SATURN (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

839

98

1.15

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 8 CATS & KINGS TP

$17.99

MAR

 

831

99

1.15

SANDMAN VOL 1 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TP

$19.95

DC

 

831

100

1.14

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 1 THE FANTASTIC TP

$12.99

MAR

 

824

 
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
ABS = Abstract Studio
AVA = Avatar Press
ADV = A.D. Vision
BON = Bongo Comics
CAR = Cartoon Books
GEM = Gemstone Publishing
FAN = Fantagraphics Books
IDW = IDW Publishing
ONI = Oni Press Inc.
TIT = Titan Publishing
TKP = Tokyopop
VIZ = Viz LLC
 
These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during August, 2004.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of August, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of August.
 
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Devil's Due, and Dreamwave 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 Archie 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 July, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2004.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2004.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual July orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Top Comic Sales Drop in July' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'Comic Dollars Flat in July.'
 
For links to all previous Top 300 Comic and Top 100 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 100 GNs Index.'
 
 
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