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Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2004

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

Published: 10/18/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during September 2004.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in September, see 'Sales Slip in Seasonal Softness.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Up 7% in September.'

 

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

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

195.9

SUPERMAN BATMAN #12

$2.95

DC

 

139,516

2

184.7

ASTONISHING X-MEN #5

$2.99

MAR

 

131,552

3

180.9

IDENTITY CRISIS #4 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

128,837

4

164

SUPERMAN #209

$2.50

DC

 

116,827

5

133.3

ULTIMATE X-MEN #51

$2.25

MAR

 

94,965

6

133

UNCANNY X-MEN #448

$2.25

MAR

 

94,708

7

132.2

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #65

$2.25

MAR

 

94,174

8

131.7

UNCANNY X-MEN #449

$2.25

MAR

 

93,839

9

130.7

AVENGERS #502 (#87)

$2.25

MAR

 

93,105

10

127.8

AVENGERS #501 (#86) (Note Price)

$2.25

MAR

 

91,054

11

127.2

X-MEN #161

$2.25

MAR

 

90,591

12

126.2

X-MEN #162

$2.25

MAR

 

89,878

13

123

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #11

$2.25

MAR

 

87,620

14

122.5

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #512

$2.25

MAR

 

87,236

15

122.4

ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #2 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

 

87,221

16

117.9

X-MEN END BK 1 DREAMERS & DEMONS #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

84,001

17

111.7

WOLVERINE END #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

79,578

18

100.4

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #6

$2.99

MAR

 

71,492

19

100

BATMAN #632

$2.25

DC

 

71,236

20

91.31

WOLVERINE #19

$2.25

MAR

 

65,046

21

90.09

TEEN TITANS #16

$2.50

DC

 

64,177

22

88.63

TEEN TITANS #15

$2.50

DC

 

63,136

23

85.4

JLA #105

$2.25

DC

 

60,836

24

84.19

STRANGE #1

$3.50

MAR

 

59,974

25

84

JLA #106

$2.25

DC

 

59,838

26

79.38

DAREDEVIL #65 ANNV SP (Note Price)

$3.99

MAR

 

56,547

27

76.22

ULTIMATE ELEKTRA #2 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

 

54,296

28

75.49

EXCALIBUR #5

$2.99

MAR

 

53,776

29

73.36

DAREDEVIL #64

$2.99

MAR

 

52,259

30

72.82

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #19

$2.25

MAR

 

51,874

31

71.58

X-FORCE #2

$2.99

MAR

 

50,991

32

68.7

FANTASTIC FOUR #518

$2.99

MAR

 

48,939

33

68.48

DETECTIVE COMICS #798

$2.95

DC

 

48,782

34

68.12

NEW X-MEN #5

$2.99

MAR

 

48,526

35

65.97

GAMBIT #1

$2.99

MAR

 

46,994

36

65.05

CONAN #8

$2.99

DAR

 

46,339

37

63.86

NIGHTCRAWLER #1

$2.99

MAR

 

45,491

38

63.74

ROBIN #130

$2.25

DC

 

45,406

39

63.05

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #57

$2.50

DC

 

44,914

40

62.98

VENOM VS CARNAGE #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

44,864

41

62.67

WANTED #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

44,644

42

62.19

HULK & THING HARD KNOCKS #1 (Of 4)

$3.50

MAR

 

44,302

43

61.94

FLASH #214

$2.25

DC

 

44,124

44

61.82

NIGHTWING #97

$2.25

DC

 

44,038

45

61.82

PUNISHER #11 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

44,038

46

59.5

ACTION COMICS #819

$2.50

DC

 

42,385

47

59.41

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #3 (Of 12)

$2.50

DC

 

42,321

48

59.22

OUTSIDERS #15

$2.50

DC

 

42,186

49

58.3

GREEN LANTERN #181

$2.25

DC

 

41,531

50

58.2

JSA #65

$2.50

DC

 

41,459

51

58.08

OUTSIDERS #16

$2.50

DC

 

41,374

52

57.8

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #183

$2.50

DC

 

41,174

53

56.44

CATWOMAN WHEN I/ROME #1 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

 

40,206

54

56.17

GAMBIT #2

$2.99

MAR

 

40,013

55

55.44

BATGIRL #56

$2.50

DC

 

39,493

56

55.09

DOCTOR SPECTRUM #2 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

39,244

57

54.77

GI JOE VS TRANSFORMERS VOL 2 #1*

$4.95

DDP

 

39,016

58

54.26

BLACK WIDOW #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

38,653

59

53.79

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #10

$2.99

MAR

 

38,318

60

53.5

ADVS O/SUPERMAN #632

$2.50

DC

 

38,111

61

53.26

ARMY O/DARKNESS ASHES 2 ASHES #2 (MR)

$2.99

DDP

 

37,940

62

53.08

PULSE #5

$2.99

MAR

 

37,812

63

53.04

CATWOMAN #35

$2.50

DC

 

37,784

64

52.42

THOR #84

$2.99

MAR

 

37,342

65

52.12

CAPTAIN AMERICA #31

$2.99

MAR

 

37,128

66

50.88

EXILES #52

$2.99

MAR

 

36,245

67

49.04

ROGUE #3

$2.99

MAR

 

34,934

68

48.25

BULLSEYE GREATEST HITS #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

34,371

69

47.38

MADROX #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

33,752

70

47.16

JLA SECRET FILES 2004

$4.95

DC

 

33,595

71

47.03

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN VOL 3 #1*

$2.95

DRE

 

33,502

72

46.39

POWERS #4 (MR)

$2.95

MAR

 

33,046

73

46.23

IRON MAN #88

$2.99

MAR

 

32,932

74

45.73

INVADERS #2

$2.99

MAR

 

32,576

75

45.02

BIRDS O/PREY #73

$2.50

DC

 

32,070

76

44.84

TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 3 #8

$2.95

DRE

 

31,942

77

44.69

BIRDS O/PREY #74

$2.50

DC

 

31,835

78

44.52

GREEN ARROW #42

$2.50

DC

 

31,714

79

44.42

IDENTITY DISC #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

31,643

80

43.92

JUBILEE #1

$2.99

MAR

 

31,287

81

43.62

FATHOM DAWN O/WAR #1 (RES)

$2.99

ASP

 

31,073

82

43.37

ADAM STRANGE #1 (Of 8)

$2.95

DC

 

30,895

83

43.26

SPAWN #138 (RES)

$2.50

IMA

 

30,817

84

42.62

POWERLESS #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

30,361

85

42.57

CABLE DEADPOOL #7

$2.99

MAR

 

30,325

86

42.57

AMAZING FANTASY #4

$2.99

MAR

 

30,325

87

41.81

MARVEL KNIGHTS 2099 DAREDEVIL #1

$2.99

MAR

 

29,784

88

40.72

MARVEL KNIGHTS 2099 PUNISHER #1

$2.99

MAR

 

29,007

89

40.68

DISTRICT X #5

$2.99

MAR

 

28,979

90

40.55

CAPTAIN AMERICA & FALCON #7

$2.99

MAR

 

28,886

91

40.28

ELEKTRA HAND #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

28,694

92

40.14

JSA STRANGE ADVS #2 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

 

28,594

93

39.53

MARVEL KNIGHTS 2099 MUTANT #1

$2.99

MAR

 

28,160

94

38.48

EMMA FROST #15

$2.99

MAR

 

27,412

95

37.81

GI JOE #34*

$2.95

DDP

 

26,934

96

37.53

Y THE LAST MAN #26 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

26,735

97

37.38

WONDER WOMAN #208

$2.25

DC

 

26,628

98

37.1

FIRESTORM #5

$2.50

DC

 

26,429

99

36.64

DOOM PATROL #4

$2.50

DC

 

26,101

100

35.99

ELEKTRA HAND #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

25,638

101

35.75

MYSTIQUE #19

$2.99

MAR

 

25,467

102

35.67

DC NEW FRONTIER #6 (Of 6)

$6.95

DC

 

25,410

103

35.52

SHE HULK #7

$2.99

MAR

 

25,303

104

35.37

WEAPON X #28

$2.99

MAR

 

25,196

105

35.29

MARVEL KNIGHTS 2099 BLACK PANTHER #1

$2.99

MAR

 

25,139

106

35.13

FABLES #29 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

25,025

107

34.94

WARLOCK #1

$2.99

MAR

 

24,890

108

34.76

VENOM #18

$2.99

MAR

 

24,762

109

34.55

MARVEL KNIGHTS 2099 INHUMANS #1

$2.99

MAR

 

24,612

110

33.97

TRANSFORMERS MICROMASTERS #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

DRE

 

24,199

111

33.92

MAJESTIC #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

DC

 

24,163

112

33.91

SPIDER-MAN UNLTD #5

$2.99

MAR

 

24,156

113

33.31

HAWKMAN #32

$2.50

DC

 

23,729

114

32.79

AQUAMAN #22

$2.50

DC

 

23,358

115

32.68

ALPHA FLIGHT #7

$2.99

MAR

 

23,280

116

32.07

EX MACHINA #4 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

22,845

117

31.98

OFF HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE DAREDEVIL ELEKTRA 2004

$3.99

MAR

 

22,781

118

31.8

SPIDER-MAN DOCTOR OCTOPUS YEAR ONE #3 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,653

119

31.44

BATMAN STRIKES #1

$2.25

DC

 

22,397

120

30.99

SPIDER-GIRL #78

$2.99

MAR

 

22,076

121

30.8

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLTD #1

$2.25

DC

 

21,941

122

29.73

GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE #4 (Of 3)

$2.95

DDP

 

21,178

123

29.58

BATMAN CATWOMAN TRAIL O/T GUN #2 (Of 2)

$5.95

DC

 

21,072

124

29.2

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #1

$1.75

MAR

 

20,801

125

29.17

GI JOE RELOADED #7

$2.95

DDP

 

20,780

126

28.47

MANHUNTER #2

$2.50

DC

 

20,281

127

28.41

SWAMP THING #7 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

20,238

128

28.15

SILVER SURFER #13

$2.99

MAR

 

20,053

129

28.04

MARVEL AGE HULK #1

$1.75

MAR

 

19,975

130

27.76

TRANSFORMERS ENERGON #27

$2.95

DRE

 

19,775

131

27.67

SCRATCH #4 (Of 5)

$2.50

DC

 

19,711

132

27.58

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #69

$2.99

DAR

 

19,647

133

26.54

STAR WARS EMPIRE #24

$2.99

DAR

 

18,906

134

26.47

THOR SON O/ASGARD #8

$2.99

MAR

 

18,856

135

26.13

RUNAWAYS #18

$2.99

MAR

 

18,614

136

26.09

BOOKS O/MAGICK LIFE DURING WARTIME #3 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

18,585

137

25.58

BITE CLUB #6 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

18,222

138

25.29

MARVEL 65TH ANNV SP

$4.99

MAR

 

18,016

139

24.95

GOTHAM CENTRAL #23

$2.50

DC

 

17,773

140

24.93

DEVIL MAY CRY #3

$3.95

DRE

 

17,759

141

24.79

METAL GEAR SOLID #1 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

17,659

142

24.01

WITCHBLADE #79

$2.99

IMA

 

17,104

143

23.45

KABUKI #2

$2.99

MAR

 

16,705

144

23.27

MAN THING #3 (Of 3)

$2.99

MAR

 

16,577

145

23.17

CHALLENGERS O/T UNKNOWN #4 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

16,505

146

23.04

100 BULLETS #53 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

16,413

147

22.97

DARKNESS VOL 2 #15

$2.99

IMA

 

16,363

148

22.94

HELLBLAZER #200 (MR) (Note Price)

$4.50

DC

 

16,342

149

22.55

TOMB RAIDER #45

$2.99

IMA

 

16,064

150

22.47

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #11

$2.25

MAR

 

16,007

151

21.9

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #12

$2.25

MAR

 

15,601

152

21.79

TOMB RAIDER #46

$2.99

IMA

 

15,522

153

21.63

STARJAMMERS #4

$2.99

MAR

 

15,408

154

21.53

TEEN TITANS GO #11

$2.25

DC

 

15,337

155

21.44

MARY JANE #4

$2.25

MAR

 

15,273

156

20.03

TOM STRONG #28

$2.95

DC

 

14,269

157

19.83

ELRIC MAKING O/A SORCERER #1 (Of 4)

$5.95

DC

 

14,126

158

19.65

HUMANKIND #1 WIZARD CON CVR

$2.00

IMA

 

13,998

159

19.26

WALKING DEAD #10 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

13,720

160

19.03

WALKING DEAD #11 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

13,556

161

18.81

HERO #20

$2.50

DC

 

13,399

162

18.81

WITCHING #4 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

13,399

163

18.75

TERRA OBSCURA VOL 2 #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

13,357

164

18.62

MEGACITY 909 #1*

$2.95

DDP

 

13,264

165

18.48

RICHARD DRAGON #5

$2.50

DC

 

13,164

166

18.26

LUCIFER #54 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

13,008

167

17.88

THUNDERCATS ENEMYS PRIDE #4 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

 

12,737

168

17.87

SIMPSONS COMICS #98

$2.99

BON

 

12,730

169

17.3

SMALLVILLE #10

$3.95

DC

 

12,324

170

17

STRYKEFORCE #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

IMA

 

12,110

171

16.67

HUMANKIND #2

$2.99

IMA

 

11,875

172

16.67

SLEEPER S2 #4 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

11,875

173

16.32

PLASTIC MAN #10

$2.95

DC

 

11,626

174

16.14

GUARDIANS #4

$2.99

MAR

 

11,497

175

16.01

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 3 #6

$2.95

MVC

 

11,405

176

15.7

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #6

$2.25

MAR

 

11,184

177

15.45

GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE #3 (Of 3)

$2.95

DDP

 

11,006

178

14.92

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #28 (MR)

$2.95

BRO

 

10,628

179

14.69

LOSERS #16 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,465

180

14.58

FALLEN ANGEL #15 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,386

181

14.53

IDENTITY CRISIS #3 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

10,351

182

14.5

FREAKS O/T HEARTLAND #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

10,329

183

14.46

MONOLITH #8

$2.95

DC

 

10,301

184

14.41

NAIL #3 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

10,265

185

14.06

STRANGERS I/PARADISE VOL III #68

$2.95

ABS

 

10,016

186

13.61

COSMIC GUARD #2

$2.99

DDP

 

9,695

187

13.39

VOLTRON VOL 2 #9

$2.95

DDP

 

9,539

188

13.1

FUTURAMA COMICS #19

$2.99

BON

 

9,332

189

12.82

VICTORY VOL 2 #1 (Of 4)*

$2.95

IMA

 

9,132

190

12.74

HUMAN TARGET #14 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

9,075

191

12.69

SAVAGE DRAGON #117

$2.95

IMA

 

9,040

192

12.67

HARD TIME #8

$2.50

DC

 

9,026

193

12.42

IDENTITY CRISIS #2 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

8,848

194

12.33

YOUNGBLOOD GENESIS #1

$3.99

JAY

 

8,783

195

12.14

ARMY O/DARKNESS ASHES 2 ASHES #1 (MR)*

$2.99

DDP

 

8,648

196

12.09

INVINCIBLE #15

$2.95

IMA

 

8,612

197

12.04

ULTRA #2 (Of 8)

$2.95

IMA

 

8,577

198

11.87

BLOODHOUND #3

$2.95

DC

 

8,456

199

11.83

INVINCIBLE #16

$2.95

IMA

 

8,427

200

11.74

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #140

$2.19

ARC

 

8,363

201

11.05

REMAINS #5 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

7,872

202

10.8

BRIAN PULIDOS BELLADONNA #1 (Of 5)*

$3.99

AVA

 

7,693

203

10.44

KINETIC #6

$2.50

DC

 

7,437

204

10.19

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #10 (MR)

$2.50

IMA

 

7,259

205

10.15

CAPER #12 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

7,230

206

8.92

SHONEN JUMP VOL 2 #10 OCT 2004

$4.99

VIZ

 

6,354

207

8.88

CSI DOMINOS #1 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

6,326

208

8.53

PSCYTHE #1 (Of 2) (MR)

$3.95

IMA

 

6,076

209

8.51

NOBLE CAUSES #2*

$3.50

IMA

 

6,062

210

8.43

POWERPUFF GIRLS #54

$2.25

DC

 

6,005

211

8.32

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #95

$3.99

KZR

 

5,927

212

8.23

HARRY JOHNSON #1 (Of 2) (MR)

$2.95

FUL

 

5,863

213

8.22

HACK SLASH GIRLS GONE DEAD (MR)*

$4.95

DDP

 

5,856

214

8.21

VAMPI VICIOUS CIRCLE #3 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

 

5,848

215

8.17

FRACTION #6

$2.50

DC

 

5,820

216

7.93

CSI DOMINOS #2 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,649

217

7.82

SCOOBY DOO #88

$2.25

DC

 

5,571

218

7.79

SPYBOY FINAL EXAM #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

5,549

219

7.63

SINGULARITY 7 #3 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,435

220

7.53

UNCLE SCROOGE #334

$6.95

GEM

 

5,364

221

7.37

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #93 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

5,250

222

7.34

OH MY GODDESS #112

$3.99

DAR

 

5,229

223

7.32

TOUCH #6

$2.50

DC

 

5,214

224

7.31

SYLVIA FAUST #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

5,207

225

7.26

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #320

$2.95

GEM

 

5,172

226

7.23

GRENDEL DEVILS REIGN #4 (Of 7) (MR)

$3.50

DAR

 

5,150

227

7.18

NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD BARBARAS ZOMBIE CHRON #1 (Of 3) (MR)

$4.95

DEA

 

5,115

228

7.11

CATWOMAN #34

$2.50

DC

 

5,065

229

6.98

MILKMAN MURDERS #3 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,972

230

6.87

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #269

$2.95

GEM

 

4,894

231

6.52

METAL HURLANT #13 (MR)

$3.95

DC

 

4,645

232

6.22

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #649

$6.95

GEM

 

4,431

233

6.22

FRANKENSTEIN MOBSTER #5*

$2.95

IMA

 

4,431

234

6.01

LORE #4 (MR)

$5.99

IDW

 

4,281

235

5.9

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #1

$2.25

DC

 

4,203

236

5.75

INFERNO HELLBOUND #1*

$2.50

IMA

 

4,096

237

5.72

SOULFIRE #1

$2.99

ASP

 

4,075

238

5.65

BATGIRL #55

$2.50

DC

 

4,025

239

5.56

PHANTOM JACK #5

$2.95

IMA

 

3,961

240

5.52

WE 3 #1 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

3,932

241

5.31

GOLD DIGGER #55

$2.99

ANT

 

3,783

242

4.98

LOONEY TUNES #118

$2.25

DC

 

3,548

243

4.98

SWORD O/DRACULA #6

$2.95

IMA

 

3,548

244

4.81

WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS NECROMANCER #4 (Of 6)*

$3.50

AVA

 

3,426

245

4.66

BEAR #6

$2.95

SLG

 

3,320

246

4.54

SMALL GODS #3

$2.95

IMA

 

3,234

247

4.51

FATHOM CANNON HAWKE #0*

$2.50

ASP

 

3,213

248

4.48

DEEP SLEEPER #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

3,191

249

4.46

FORSAKEN #2

$2.95

IMA

 

3,177

250

4.38

NYC MECH #5 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

3,120

251

4.34

EZRA #2

$2.95

ARC

 

3,092

252

4.31

FIERCE #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

3,070

253

4.28

GHOST SPY #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

3,049

254

4.15

BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY PREVIEW REG CVR

$1.99

AVA

 

2,956

255

4.1

NIGHTWING #96

$2.25

DC

 

2,921

256

4.09

ARCHIE #551

$2.19

ARC

 

2,914

257

4.08

BRIAN PULIDOS GYPSY PREVIEW REG CVR

$1.99

AVA

 

2,906

258

4.03

EX MACHINA #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

2,871

259

3.99

BALLAD O/SLEEPING BEAUTY #3 (Note Price)

$1.99

BEC

 

2,842

260

3.97

GOLD DIGGER ANNUAL 2004

$4.95

ANT

 

2,828

261

3.96

SABRINA VOL 2 #61

$2.19

ARC

 

2,821

262

3.86

ROBIN #129

$2.25

DC

 

2,750

263

3.86

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #182

$2.50

DC

 

2,750

264

3.85

LUBAS COMICS & STORIES #5 (MR)

$3.50

FAN

 

2,743

265

3.8

TALES FROM BULLY PULPIT ONE-SHOT

$6.95

IMA

 

2,707

266

3.78

OLYMPUS HEIGHTS #3

$3.99

IDW

 

2,693

267

3.7

AMAZING SCREW ON HEAD

$2.99

DAR

 

2,636

268

3.67

SHI WAY O/T WARRIOR #1 10TH ANN ED

$2.99

CRU

 

2,614

269

3.59

GHOST SPY #4 (Of 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

2,557

270

3.57

BATMAN #631

$2.25

DC

 

2,543

271

3.56

NODWICK #25 (RES)

$2.99

DOR

 

2,536

272

3.47

100 GIRLS #1

$2.95

ARC

 

2,472

273

3.43

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #56

$2.50

DC

 

2,443

274

3.42

VERONICA #155

$2.19

ARC

 

2,436

275

3.41

BETTY #141

$2.19

ARC

 

2,429

276

3.26

PALOOKA VILLE #17 (MR)

$4.95

D&Q

 

2,322

277

3.25

GI JOE #33*

$2.95

DDP

 

2,315

278

3.21

BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY PREVIEW SP CVR*

$2.99

AVA

 

2,287

279

3.2

RUULE KISS & TELL #4 (Note Price)

$1.99

BEC

 

2,280

280

3.07

BRIAN PULIDOS GYPSY PREVIEW SP CVR*

$2.99

AVA

 

2,187

281

3.06

KODT ILLUSTRATED #38

$2.99

KZR

 

2,180

282

3.06

CAPTAIN CANUCK UNHOLY WAR #1 (OF 3)

$2.50

CMY

 

2,180

283

3.04

PS238 #7 (RES)

$2.99

DOR

 

2,166

284

3.02

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #85

$2.19

ARC

 

2,151

285

2.98

JOE LANSDALES BY BIZARRE HANDS #4 (Of 6) (MR)*

$3.50

AVA

 

2,123

286

2.97

DETECTIVE COMICS #797

$2.95

DC

 

2,116

287

2.97

A1 BLOODMAN SP MISTER MONSTER WWII

$6.99

ATO

 

2,116

288

2.95

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #127

$3.59

ARC

 

2,101

289

2.94

CITY O/HEROES #5

$2.95

BLU

 

2,094

290

2.92

CITY O/HEROES #4

$2.95

BLU

 

2,080

291

2.91

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #155

$3.59

ARC

 

2,073

292

2.79

UNIVERSE SILVESTRI CVR #1

$2.50

IMA

 

1,987

293

2.76

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #11

$2.95

DC

 

1,966

294

2.63

JUGHEAD #160

$2.19

ARC

 

1,874

295

2.48

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #119

$2.99

ANT

 

1,767

296

2.45

FADE FROM GRACE #2

$1.99

BEC

 

1,745

297

2.44

EX MACHINA #2 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

1,738

298

2.42

STREET ANGEL #3

$2.95

SLG

 

1,724

299

2.4

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #151

$2.39

ARC

 

1,710

300

2.36

KODT EVERKNIGHTS #14

$2.99

KZR

 

1,681

       

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

ANT = Antarctic Press

ARC = Archie Comics

ASP = Aspen Entertainment

AVA = Avatar Press

BEC = Beckett Comics

BON = Bongo Comics

CAR = Cartoon Books

D&Q = Drawn & Quarterly

FAN = Fantagraphics Books

GEM = Gemstone

HAR = Harris Comics

IDW = IDW Publishing

KZR = Kenzer & Company

MIR = Mirage Studios

MNS = Moonstone

ONI = Oni Press Inc.

RAD = Radio Comix

SLG = Slave Labor Graphics

 

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

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Devil's Due, Dreamwave and Aspen 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, and Image 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 August, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--August 2004.'

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual August orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Astonishing X-Men #4 Over 145kand 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'August Comics and GNs Up 10% Over '03.'

 

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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