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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2004

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

Published: 11/16/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during October 2004.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in October, see 'Some Top Comic Titles Rebound from September.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Skid 16% in October.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during October, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2004.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

17.43

ALIENS VS PREDATOR THRILL O/T HUNT TP

$6.95

DAR

 

12,192

2

14.56

BATMAN HUSH VOL 2 TP

$12.95

DC

 

10,184

3

11.51

MARVEL 1602 VOL 1 HC

$24.99

MAR

 

8,051

4

10.22

SUPERMAN TRUE BRIT HC

$24.95

DC

 

7,148

5

8.99

FABLES VOL 4 MARCH O/T WOODEN SOLDIERS TP (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

6,288

6

8.9

TEEN TITANS FAMILY LOST TP

$9.95

DC

 

6,225

7

8.89

SUPREME POWER VOL 2 POWERS & PRINCIPALITIES TP (MR)

$14.99

MAR

 

6,218

8

7.26

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 7 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

5,078

9

7.04

ESSENTIAL TOMB O/DRACULA VOL 3 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,924

10

6.85

TRIGUN MAXIMUM VOL 3 HIS LIFE AS A TP

$9.95

DAR

 

4,791

11

6.76

ULTIMATES VOL 1 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

4,728

12

6.71

BERSERK VOL 5 TP

$13.95

DAR

 

4,693

13

6.47

BATTLE ROYALE VOL 9 GN (Of 11) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

4,526

14

6.36

ESSENTIAL MONSTER O/FRANKENSTEIN VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,449

15

6.3

HYDE GN (RES) (MR)

$7.49

IDW

 

4,407

16

6.22

FRUITS BASKET VOL 5 GN (Of 11)

$9.99

TKP

 

4,351

17

6.1

HELLBOY WEIRD TALES VOL 2 TP

$17.95

DAR

 

4,267

18

5.5

CSI MIAMI BLOOD MONEY (MR)

$6.99

IDW

 

3,847

19

5.48

HELLBOY ODDER JOBS ILLUSTRATED NOVEL

$14.95

DAR

 

3,833

20

5.05

PUNISHER BORN TP (MR)

$13.99

MAR

 

3,532

21

5.02

SUPERMAN BIRTHRIGHT HC

$29.95

DC

 

3,511

22

4.82

MARVEL VISIONARIES JACK KIRBY VOL 1 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

3,371

24

4.56

PINUP THE ILLEGITIMATE ART TP (MR)

$19.95

DAR

 

3,190

23

4.56

JSA VOL 6 SAVAGE TIMES TP

$14.95

DC

 

3,190

25

4.5

JIMMY OLSEN ADVENTURES BY JACK KIRBY VOL 2 TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,148

26

4.35

STARMAN GRAND GUIGNOL TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,043

27

4.29

EXCALIBUR VOL 1 FORGING THE SWORD TP

$9.99

MAR

 

3,001

28

4.29

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER VOL 4 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

3,001

29

4.28

INTRON DEPOT 4 BULLETS TP

$49.95

DAR

 

2,994

30

4.28

BATMAN AS THE CROW FLIES TP

$12.95

DC

 

2,994

31

4.27

DNANGEL VOL 4 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,987

32

4.14

MADARA VOL 1 TP (MR)

$9.95

DC

 

2,896

33

4.1

CHALLENGERS O/UNKNOWN MUST DIE TP

$19.95

DC

 

2,868

34

4

GRAVITATION VOL 8 GN (Of 12)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,798

35

3.98

WOLVERINE VOL 3 RETURN O/T NATIVE TP

$17.99

MAR

 

2,784

36

3.95

TEEN TITANS GO VOL 1 TRUTH JUSTICE PIZZA TP

$6.95

DC

 

2,763

37

3.93

BATMAN DETECTIVE #27 SC

$12.95

DC

 

2,749

38

3.92

AI LOVE YOU VOL 5 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,742

39

3.81

TEEN TITANS GO VOL 2 HEROES ON PATROL TP

$6.95

DC

 

2,665

40

3.78

EXILES VOL 8 EARN YOUR WINGS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,644

41

3.74

BEST OF WOLVERINE VOL 1 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,616

42

3.72

LAND O/T BLINDFOLDED VOL 1 TP

$9.95

DC

 

2,602

43

3.71

NEGIMA VOL 3 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

2,595

44

3.52

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATER VOL 2 THE FACE AND THE BRUTE (MR)

$19.95

DC

 

2,462

45

3.44

COUP DETAT TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

2,406

46

3.43

SWAMP THING REGENESIS TP (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

2,399

47

3.39

BATTLE VIXENS VOL 4 GN (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,371

48

3.32

INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 8 BIG THINGS TP

$17.99

MAR

 

2,322

49

3.21

TRANSFORMERS GEN 1 MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE VOL 1 TP

$24.95

DRE

 

2,245

51

3.17

THOR SON OF ASGARD VOL 1 WARRIORS TEEN DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

2,217

50

3.17

MY FAITH IN FRANKIE TP (MR)

$6.95

DC

 

2,217

52

3.16

LEGEND O/SLEEPY HOLLOW GN

$7.95

IMA

 

2,210

53

3.12

XXXHOLIC VOL 3 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,182

54

3.1

LEGAL DRUG VOL 1 GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,168

55

3.08

ORIGINALS HC (MR)

$24.95

DC

 

2,154

56

3.03

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 9 GN (Of 18)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,119

57

3.03

CABLE DEADPOOL VOL 1 IF LOOKS COULD KILL TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,119

58

3.03

WICKED WEST GN

$9.95

IMA

 

2,119

59

2.99

GOLDEN AGE SANDMAN ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,091

60

2.99

WONDERLAND GN

$6.95

IMA

 

2,091

61

2.99

WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROSE HC

$24.95

MAR

 

2,091

62

2.98

MARVEL MASTERWORKS GOLDEN AGE MARVEL COMICS VOL 1 HC

$49.99

MAR

 

2,084

63

2.96

FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL 1 TP

$9.95

DC

 

2,070

64

2.91

GEORGE ROMEROS DAWN OF THE DEAD TP (MR)

$17.99

IDW

 

2,035

65

2.91

INITIAL D VOL 14 GN (Of 26)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,035

66

2.85

IDW TALES OF TERROR HC (MR)

$16.99

IDW

 

1,993

67

2.78

ADVENTURES O/T FLY VOL 1 TP

$12.95

ARS

 

1,944

68

2.75

FUSHIGI YUGI VOL 12 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,924

69

2.74

HARD TIME TP

$9.95

DC

 

1,917

70

2.73

ONE I LOVE VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,910

71

2.72

BLEACH GN VOL 3

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,903

72

2.64

MARVEL AGE SENTINEL VOL 2 NO HERO DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,847

73

2.6

ANGEL SANCTUARY VOL 4 (MR)

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,819

74

2.55

FATHOM VOL 1 TP

$24.95

IMA

 

1,784

75

2.52

ADVENTURES OF LITTLE ARCHIE VOL 1 TP

$10.95

ARS

 

1,763

76

2.51

PRIEST VOL 13 GN (Of 15)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,756

77

2.47

DRAGONBALL Z VOL 17 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,728

78

2.47

GET BACKERS VOL 5 GN (Of 23)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,728

79

2.46

WALKING DEAD DAYS GONE BYE TP VOL 1 (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,721

80

2.46

HIKARU NO GO VOL 2 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,721

81

2.4

BEAR VOL 1 TP IMMORTAL

$14.95

SLG

 

1,679

82

2.4

MARS PATROL TOTAL WAR TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,679

83

2.38

COMIC PARTY VOL 3 GN (OF 3) (TKP)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,665

84

2.31

STAR WARS EMPIRE VOL 3 TP IMPERIAL PERSPECTIVE

$17.95

DAR

 

1,616

85

2.3

DIABLO VOL 1 GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,609

86

2.21

CHRONO MECHANICS GN

$6.95

IMA

 

1,546

87

2.21

YU YU HAKUSHO VOL 5 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,546

88

2.19

STAR WARS PANEL TO PANEL FROM THE PAGES O/DH TP

$19.95

DAR

 

1,532

89

2.17

CBLDF SPX 2004 ANTHOLOGY

$9.95

COM

 

1,518

90

2.16

VAGABOND VOL 15 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,511

91

2.15

METABARONS VOL 2 AGHNAR & ODA TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

1,504

92

2.12

KING O/HELL VOL 7 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,483

93

2.12

FAMILY GUY CINEMANGA VOL 1 GN

$7.99

TKP

 

1,483

94

2.03

SAIKANO VOL 2 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,420

95

2.02

DEUS VITAE VOL 3 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,413

96

2.02

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL 1 THE TARANTULA TP NEW PTG (MR)

$9.95

DC

 

1,413

97

2.01

STRANGERS IN PARADISE PKT VOL 2 TP

$17.95

ABS

 

1,406

98

2.01

RAVE MASTER VOL 11 GN (Of 21)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,406

99

1.97

MARVEL MASTERWORKS UNCANNY X-MEN VOL 4 2ND ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,378

100

1.97

HANDS OFF VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,378

 
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 October, 2004.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of October, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of October.
 
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 September, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2004.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in September, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2004.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual September orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Sales Slip in Seasonal Softness' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Up 7% in September.'
 
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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