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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--November 2004

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

Published: 12/21/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during November 2004.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in November, see 'Sales Still Sliding on Top Comics.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in November, see 'Comic Sales Up 2% in November.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during November, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--November 2004.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

13.18

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 11 CARNAGE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

8,405

2

12.02

Y LAST MAN VOL 4 SAFEWORD TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

7,665

3

9.74

SW VOL 2 CLONE WARS ADVENTURES TP

$6.95

DAR

 

6,211

4

8.82

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

5,624

5

7.69

WALT DISNEYS MICKEYS TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS

$3.95

GEM

 

4,904

6

7.65

SILENT HILL AMONG DAMNED (MR)

$7.49

IDW

 

4,878

7

7.58

LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK HC (MR)

$9.95

DC

 

4,834

8

7.4

WALT DISNEYS CHRISTMAS PARADE #2

$8.95

GEM

 

4,719

9

6.58

DOT HACK SIGN VOL 3 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

4,196

10

6.54

SUPERMAN SECRET IDENTITY TP

$19.95

DC

 

4,170

11

6.5

PULSE VOL 1 THIN AIR TP

$13.99

MAR

 

4,145

12

6.08

SHE-HULK VOL 1 SINGLE GREEN FEMALE TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,877

13

6.07

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 8 GN (RES)

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,871

14

6.04

OUTSIDERS SUM O/ALL EVIL TP

$14.95

DC

 

3,852

15

5.51

DAREDEVIL VOL 10 WIDOW TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,514

16

5.47

PUNISHER MAX VOL 2 KITCHEN IRISH TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,488

17

5.36

JLA VOL 15 TENTH CIRCLE TP

$12.95

DC

 

3,418

18

5.22

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 6 GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

3,329

19

5.08

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 5 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

3,239

20

5

COMPLETE PEANUTS VOL 2 1953-1954 HC

$28.95

FAN

 

3,188

21

5

GTO VOL 21 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

3,188

22

5

RANMA 1/2 VOL 28 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

3,188

23

4.83

PRO OVERSIZED HC (MR)

$14.95

IMA

 

3,080

24

4.67

GREEN LANTERN LEGACY LAST WILL SC

$17.95

DC

 

2,978

25

4.6

SGT ROCK BETWEEN HELL AND HARD PLACE SC (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

2,933

26

4.57

ORIGINALS HC (MR)

$24.95

DC

 

2,914

27

4.52

30 DAYS O/NIGHT RETURN TO BARROW TP (MR)

$19.99

IDW

 

2,882

28

4.33

KARE KANO VOL 12 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,761

29

4.32

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL 6 FANTASTIC FOUR HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,755

30

4.3

LOSERS DOUBLE DOWN TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

2,742

31

4.29

DNANGEL VOL 5 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,736

32

4.14

GRAVITATION VOL 9 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,640

33

3.99

TSUBASA VOL 3 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,544

34

3.96

ABSOLUTE PLANETARY HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,525

35

3.93

INVINCIBLE VOL 3 PERFECT STRANGERS TP

$12.95

IMA

 

2,506

36

3.82

BLADE BLACK & WHITE TP

$15.99

MAR

 

2,436

37

3.79

SAIYUKI VOL 5 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,417

38

3.71

SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL 15 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,366

39

3.63

FULL METAL PANIC MANGA VOL 6 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

2,315

40

3.59

ELFQUEST THE GRAND QUEST VOL 5 TP

$9.95

DC

 

2,289

41

3.41

STRANGERS I/PARADISE VOL 15 TOMORROW NOW TP

$14.95

ABS

 

2,175

42

3.37

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 GOBLIN STRIKES DIGEST TP

$5.99

MAR

 

2,149

43

3.35

GHOST I/T SHELL VOL 1 2ND ED TP (MR)

$24.95

DAR

 

2,136

44

3.31

AI LOVE YOU VOL 6 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,111

45

3.28

VENOM VOL 3 TWIST TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,092

46

3.26

X-STATIC VOL 4 X-STATIX VS AVENGERS TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,079

47

3.24

HUMAN TARGET LIVING IN AMERIKA TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

2,066

48

3.2

MUSASHI NUMBER NINE VOL 1

$9.95

DC

 

2,041

49

3.17

PET SHOP O/HORRORS VOL 9 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

2,021

50

3.17

HAWKMAN ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,021

51

3.15

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

2,009

52

3.12

MARVEL AGE MARY JANE VOL 1 CIRCLE O/FRIENDS DIGEST TP

$5.99

MAR

 

1,990

53

3.11

PLASTIC MAN O/T LAM TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,983

54

2.96

BONE ONE VOL ED SC

$39.95

CAR

 

1,888

55

2.96

ONE PIECE VOL 5 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,888

56

2.96

MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER HC

$49.95

DAR

 

1,888

57

2.96

BOYS BE VOL 1 (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,888

58

2.95

COMMON GROUNDS TP

$14.99

IMA

 

1,881

59

2.93

LOVECRAFT SC (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

1,868

60

2.92

ALICE 19TH VOLUME 7 TP LOST WORD

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,862

61

2.88

ART O/MARVEL VOL 2 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,837

62

2.87

KILL ME KISS ME VOL 4 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,830

63

2.85

MICHAEL CHABON PRESENTS ADV O/T ESCAPIST VOL 2 TP

$17.95

DAR

 

1,817

64

2.84

PEACH GIRL CHANGE O/HEART VOL 10 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,811

65

2.83

TOKYO BABYLON VOL 4 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,805

66

2.81

RING VOL 4 BIRTHDAY TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,792

67

2.71

ABENOBASHI MAGICAL SHOPPING ARCADE VOL 2 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,728

68

2.63

ITS ONLY A GAME TP

$14.95

ABO

 

1,677

69

2.63

SUIKODEN III VOL 4 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,677

71

2.63

BATMAN HUSH VOL 2 TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,677

70

2.63

PITA TEN VOL 6 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,677

72

2.62

THE GIFT VOL 1 CHOICES TP

$14.95

IMA

 

1,671

73

2.57

GIRL GOT GAME VOL 6 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,639

74

2.52

LOVE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE VOL 1 GN (MR)

$5.95

ONI

 

1,607

75

2.49

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,588

76

2.46

SWAN VOL 1

$9.95

DC

 

1,569

77

2.45

JUDGE DREDD JUDGMENT DAY

$14.95

DC

 

1,562

78

2.44

MAHOROMATIC AUTOMATIC MAIDEN VOL 4 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,556

79

2.4

TECHNOPRIESTS VOL 2 TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

1,530

80

2.39

BONE ONE VOLUME EDITION LIM SGN HC

#######

CAR

 

1,524

81

2.37

JING KING O/BANDITS TWILIGHT TALES VOL 2 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,511

82

2.34

DON BLUTH ART O/STORYBOARD TP

$14.95

DAR

 

1,492

83

2.34

CROSS VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,492

84

2.33

PSYCHIC ACADEMY VOL 5 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,486

85

2.33

AL WILLIAMSON HIDDEN LANDS TP (RES)

$22.95

DAR

 

1,486

86

2.31

VAGABOND VOL 16 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,473

87

2.29

RED RAZORS TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

1,460

88

2.29

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND VOL 9 PROGENITOR

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,460

89

2.28

HYPER RUNE VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TOK

 

1,454

90

2.25

RAY MANGA VOL 1 (OF 3) TP (MR)

$9.99

ADV

 

1,435

91

2.25

VAMPIRE GAME VOL 9 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,435

92

2.23

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 2 DIGEST TP

$5.99

MAR

 

1,422

93

2.23

PLANETES VOL 4 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,422

94

2.19

EXCEL SAGA VOL 9 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,397

95

2.17

TOM STRONG BOOK FOUR HC

$24.95

DC

 

1,384

96

2.16

ROAD TO PERDITION 2 O/T ROAD TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,377

97

2.16

QUEENS KNIGHT VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,377

98

2.12

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AVENGERS VOL 4 2ND ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,352

99

2.12

IMADOKI VOL 3 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,352

100

2.11

GIRL GENIUS VOL 2 TP

$19.95

STF

 

1,346

 
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 November, 2004.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of November, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of November.
 
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 October, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2004.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in October, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2004.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual October orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Skid 16% in October' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Skid 16% in October.'
 
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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