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Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2005

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

Published: 02/24/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during January 2005.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in January, see 'Marvel Owns 70k+.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see 'Comic Sales Skid Again.'

 

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during January, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--January 2005.'

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

262.24

NEW AVENGERS #2*

$2.25

MAR

 

153,751

2

193.38

ULTIMATES 2 #2

$2.99

MAR

 

113,379

3

185

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #1 (OF 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

108,466

4

154.56

ULTIMATE X-MEN #54

$2.25

MAR

 

90,619

5

149.15

ULTIMATE X-MEN #55

$2.25

MAR

 

87,447

6

149.09

UNCANNY X-MEN #454

$2.25

MAR

 

87,411

7

146.57

X-MEN #166

$2.25

MAR

 

85,934

8

143.25

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #71

$2.25

MAR

 

83,987

9

136.18

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #516

$2.25

MAR

 

79,842

10

136.16

WOLVERINE #24

$2.25

MAR

 

79,831

11

127.46

WOLVERINE THE END #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

74,730

12

127.07

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #15

$2.25

MAR

 

74,501

13

116.56

X-23 #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

68,339

14

112.49

TEEN TITANS #20

$2.50

DC

 

65,953

15

109.32

JLA #110

$2.25

DC

 

64,094

16

105.46

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #10

$2.99

MAR

 

61,831

17

103.13

X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (OF 5)

$3.50

MAR

 

60,465

18

102.72

JLA CLASSIFIED #3

$2.95

DC

 

60,225

19

100

BATMAN #636

$2.25

DC

 

58,630

20

96.14

X-23 #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

56,367

21

90.92

CAPTAIN AMERICA #2

$2.99

MAR

 

53,306

22

84.89

FLASH #217

$2.25

DC

 

49,771

23

83.36

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #23

$2.25

MAR

 

48,874

24

83.11

DAREDEVIL #69

$2.99

MAR

 

48,727

25

81.57

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #24

$2.25

MAR

 

47,824

26

80.47

INCREDIBLE HULK #77

$2.99

MAR

 

47,180

27

79.03

FANTASTIC FOUR #522

$2.99

MAR

 

46,335

28

74.45

JSA #69

$2.50

DC

 

43,650

29

73.93

WANTED #6 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

43,345

30

72.08

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #2

$2.95

DC

 

42,261

31

71.07

FLASH #218

$2.25

DC

 

41,668

32

69.66

DETECTIVE COMICS #802

$2.95

DC

 

40,842

33

68.53

NEW X-MEN #8

$2.99

MAR

 

40,179

34

67.42

OUTSIDERS #19

$2.50

DC

 

39,528

35

67.1

THE PUNISHER #16 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

39,341

36

67.05

CONAN #12

$2.99

DAR

 

39,311

37

66.95

ADVENTURES O/SUPERMAN #636

$2.50

DC

 

39,253

38

65.15

NEW X-MEN #9

$2.99

MAR

 

38,197

39

64.98

NIGHTWING #101

$2.25

DC

 

38,098

40

62.49

ACTION COMICS #823

$2.50

DC

 

36,638

41

61.56

NIGHTWING #102

$2.25

DC

 

36,093

42

61.49

ARMY O/DARKNESS ASHES 2 ASHES #4 (MR)

$2.99

DYN

 

36,052

43

60.25

ARMY O/DARKNESS SHOP TIL YOU DROP DEAD #1

$2.99

DYN

 

35,325

44

60.25

SOULFIRE #3

$2.99

ASP

 

35,325

45

59.32

PULSE #7

$2.99

MAR

 

34,779

46

56.41

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #61

$2.50

DC

 

33,073

47

56.03

ROBIN #134

$2.25

DC

 

32,850

48

55.89

AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #5 (OF 8)

$3.50

MAR

 

32,768

49

55.38

GREEN ARROW #46

$2.50

DC

 

32,469

50

54.91

SPACE GHOST #3 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

32,194

51

54.8

EXILES #58

$2.99

MAR

 

32,129

52

54.59

AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #6 (OF 8)

$3.50

MAR

 

32,006

53

54.11

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #4

$2.99

MAR

 

31,725

54

53.97

DARKNESS SUPERMAN #1 (Of 2)

$2.99

IMA

 

31,643

55

53.38

STORMBREAKER SAGA O/BETA RAY BILL #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

31,297

56

53.37

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #14

$2.99

MAR

 

31,291

57

53.24

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #7 (OF 12)

$2.50

DC

 

31,215

58

52.99

PLANETARY #22

$2.95

DC

 

31,068

59

52.22

SPIDER MAN HUMAN TORCH #1 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

30,617

60

51.73

FANTASTIC FOUR FOES #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

30,329

61

50.9

ARANA HEART O/T SPIDER #1*

$2.99

MAR

 

29,843

62

50.24

BIRDS O/PREY #78

$2.50

DC

 

29,456

63

50.21

POWERS #8 (MR)

$2.95

MAR

 

29,438

64

49.85

BATGIRL #60

$2.50

DC

 

29,227

65

48.96

SPAWN #142

$2.50

IMA

 

28,705

66

46.42

MARVEL TEAM-UP #4

$2.25

MAR

 

27,216

67

45.8

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #187

$2.50

DC

 

26,853

68

45.37

WE 3 #3 (OF 3) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

26,600

69

45.1

NIGHTCRAWLER #5

$2.99

MAR

 

26,442

70

44.6

MAJESTIC #1

$2.95

DC

 

26,149

71

44.08

CABLE DEADPOOL #11

$2.99

MAR

 

25,844

72

43.91

Y THE LAST MAN #30 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

25,744

73

43.68

WONDER WOMAN #212

$2.25

DC

 

25,610

74

42.48

SUPERMAN STRENGTH #1 (OF 3)

$5.95

DC

 

24,906

75

42.41

ROGUE #7

$2.99

MAR

 

24,865

76

41.56

FABLES #33 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

24,367

77

41.21

CATWOMAN #39

$2.50

DC

 

24,161

78

40.13

GAMBIT #6

$2.99

MAR

 

23,528

79

39.63

SHE HULK #11

$2.99

MAR

 

23,235

80

38.54

BLACK WIDOW #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,596

81

37.94

DISTRICT X #9

$2.99

MAR

 

22,244

82

37.06

MYSTIQUE #23

$2.99

MAR

 

21,728

83

36.66

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #11

$2.99

MAR

 

21,494

84

36.33

MADROX #5 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,300

85

36.32

BULLSEYE GREATEST HITS #5 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,294

86

35.79

AUTHORITY REVOLUTION #4 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

20,984

87

35.56

JSA STRANGE ADVENTURES #6 (OF 6)

$3.50

DC

 

20,849

88

35.54

OFF HANDBK MARVEL UNIVERSE WOMEN O/MARVEL 2005

$3.99

MAR

 

20,837

89

35.3

GI JOE #39

$2.95

DEV

 

20,696

90

34.91

HAWKMAN #36

$2.50

DC

 

20,468

91

34.75

AQUAMAN #26

$2.50

DC

 

20,374

92

34.12

SPIDER-GIRL #82

$2.99

MAR

 

20,005

93

34.1

FIRESTORM #9

$2.50

DC

 

19,993

94

33.7

NEW INVADERS #6

$2.99

MAR

 

19,758

95

31.51

SPIDER-MAN INDIA #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

18,474

96

31.24

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #7

$2.99

MAR

 

18,316

97

31.21

ALPHA FLIGHT #11

$2.99

MAR

 

18,298

98

30.65

DOOM PATROL #8

$2.50

DC

 

17,970

99

29.15

DEADSHOT #2 (OF 5)

$2.95

DC

 

17,091

100

28.81

BREACH #1

$2.95

DC

 

16,891

101

28.57

GOTHAM CENTRAL #27

$2.50

DC

 

16,751

102

28.23

WITCHBLADE #82

$2.99

IMA

 

16,551

103

27.93

INTIMATES #3

$2.95

DC

 

16,375

104

27.64

THOR SON OF ASGARD #12

$2.99

MAR

 

16,205

105

26.58

QUESTION #3 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

15,584

106

26.3

TOMB OF DRACULA #4

$2.99

MAR

 

15,420

107

26.21

BPRD THE DEAD #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

15,367

108

25.7

100 BULLETS #57 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

15,068

109

25.46

TOMB RAIDER #49

$2.99

IMA

 

14,927

110

24.77

HELLBLAZER #204 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

14,523

111

24.45

MANHUNTER #6

$2.50

DC

 

14,335

112

24.39

SWAMP THING #11 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

14,300

113

24.38

TEEN TITANS GO #15

$2.25

DC

 

14,294

114

23.91

FUTURAMA SIMPSONS CROSSOVER CRISIS PART 2 #1 (OF 2)

$2.99

BON

 

14,018

115

23.33

BOOKS O/MAGICK LIFE DURING WARTIME #7 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

13,678

116

23.11

TOE TAGS FEAT GEORGE ROMERO #4 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

13,549

117

22.51

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #1 (Of 6)*

$2.95

DC

 

13,198

118

21.69

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #5

$2.25

DC

 

12,717

119

21.43

UDON DARKSTALKERS #2*

$2.95

DEV

 

12,564

120

20.64

SIMPSONS COMICS #102

$2.99

BON

 

12,101

121

20.52

LUCIFER #58 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

12,031

122

20.14

BATMAN STRIKES #5

$2.25

DC

 

11,808

123

19.58

JUBILEE #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

11,480

124

18.89

TERRA OBSCURA VOL 2 #5 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

11,075

125

18.29

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #8 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,723

126

17.73

30 DAYS O/BLOODSUCKERS TALES #4

$3.99

IDW

 

10,395

127

17.55

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #30 (MR)

$2.95

BRO

 

10,290

128

17.36

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #19

$2.25

MAR

 

10,178

129

17.24

RICHARD DRAGON #9

$2.50

DC

 

10,108

130

17.22

STKPERS DRACULA #3 (OF 4)

$3.99

MAR

 

10,096

131

16.96

STRANGERS IN PARADISE #70

$2.95

ABS

 

9,944

132

16.61

SHI JU NEN #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

9,738

133

16.51

INVINCIBLE #19

$2.95

IMA

 

9,680

134

16.5

WITCHING #8 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

9,674

135

16.46

TRIGGER #2 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

9,650

136

16.1

PLASTIC MAN #14

$2.95

DC

 

9,439

137

15.97

LOSERS #20 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

9,363

138

15.88

SAMURAI HEAVEN & EARTH #2 (OF 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

9,310

139

15.45

FLAMING CARROT #1

$2.95

IMA

 

9,058

140

14.74

YOUNGBLOOD IMPERIAL #1

$2.99

JAY

 

8,642

141

14.72

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

8,630

142

13.59

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #145

$2.19

ARC

 

7,968

143

13.39

HUMAN TARGET #18 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

7,851

144

13.29

HARD TIME #12

$2.50

DC

 

7,792

145

13.06

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1

$2.95

DC

 

7,657

146

12.82

ULTRA #6 (OF 8)

$2.95

IMA

 

7,516

147

12.57

STUDIO ICE MEGACITY 909 #5*

$2.95

DEV

 

7,370

148

12.17

CONSTANTINE MOVIE ADAPTATION (MR)

$6.95

DC

 

7,135

149

12.03

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #11

$2.25

MAR

 

7,053

150

11.85

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #12

$2.25

MAR

 

6,948

151

11.82

GHOSTBUSTERS LEGION #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

EIG

 

6,930

152

11.67

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #12 (MR)

$2.50

IMA

 

6,842

153

11.54

WILD GIRL #3 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

6,766

154

11.35

ANGELTOWN #3 (OF 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

6,655

155

11.15

USAGI YOJIMBO #81

$2.99

DAR

 

6,537

156

11.04

PVP #13

$2.95

IMA

 

6,473

157

10.95

WARREN ELLIS ANGEL STOMP FUTURE #1 (MR)

$3.50

AVA

 

6,420

158

10.79

BLOODHOUND #7

$2.95

DC

 

6,326

159

10.71

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #2 (Of 6)*

$2.95

DC

 

6,279

160

10.32

THE GIFT #9

$2.99

IMA

 

6,051

161

10.31

WARREN ELLIS SIMON SPECTOR #1 (MR)

$3.50

AVA

 

6,045

162

9.61

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #99

$3.99

KEN

 

5,634

163

9.54

AFTERMATH BREAKDOWN #3

$2.95

DEV

 

5,593

164

9.41

BRIAN PULIDOS BELLADONNA #3 (Of 5)*

$3.99

AVA

 

5,517

165

9.29

SHONEN JUMP VOL 3 FEB 2005 #2

$4.99

VIZ

 

5,447

166

8.88

TALES OF TELLOS #3 (Of 3)

$3.50

IMA

 

5,206

167

8.82

NOBLE CAUSES #6

$3.50

IMA

 

5,171

168

8.68

POWERPUFF GIRLS #58

$2.25

DC

 

5,089

169

8.66

CSI DOMINOS #5 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,077

170

8.64

HERO SQUARED XTRA SIZED SPECIAL #1*

$3.99

ATO

 

5,066

171

8.57

AFTERMATH BLADE O/KUMORI #3

$2.95

DEV

 

5,025

172

8.31

SCOOBY DOO #92

$2.25

DC

 

4,872

173

8.17

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #324

$2.95

GEM

 

4,790

174

7.96

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #97 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,667

175

7.81

SUPERPATRIOT WAR ON TERROR #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,579

176

7.49

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #273

$2.95

GEM

 

4,391

177

7.26

GRENDEL DEVILS REIGN #7 (Of 7)

$3.50

DAR

 

4,257

178

6.86

SUPERMAN BATMAN #16

$2.95

DC

 

4,022

179

6.8

BEYOND AVALON #1

$2.95

IMA

 

3,987

180

6.72

FREEDOM FORCE #1 (OF 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

3,940

181

6.48

LORE #5 (MR)

$5.99

IDW

 

3,799

182

6.48

BLOODRAYNE SKIES AFIRE

$3.99

DIG

 

3,799

183

6.4

DESPERADOES BANNERS O/GOLD #2 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,752

184

6.32

TEEN TITANS #19

$2.50

DC

 

3,705

185

6.28

ERIC REDS CONTAINMENT #1 (OF 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,682

186

6.19

POISON ELVES HYENA #3 (MR)

$2.95

SIR

 

3,629

187

6.17

PIGTALE #1

$2.95

IMA

 

3,617

188

6.14

GHOSTBUSTERS LEGION BRERETON CVR #4 (Of 4)

$3.50

EIG

 

3,600

189

6.13

DETONATOR #2

$2.95

IMA

 

3,594

190

6.07

GOLD DIGGER #59

$2.99

ANT

 

3,559

191

5.82

SIMPSONS CLASSICS #3

$3.99

BON

 

3,412

192

5.77

BLOODSTREAM #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

3,383

193

5.72

SUPER MANGA BLAST #48 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

3,354

194

5.43

THE BALLAD O/SLEEPING BEAUTY #6

$1.99

BEC

 

3,184

195

5.3

PAT LEES TRANSFORMERS GI JOE #1*

$2.95

DRE

 

3,107

196

5.17

FIREBREATHER IRON SAINT ONE SHOT

$6.95

IMA

 

3,031

197

5.15

SPACE GHOST #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

3,019

198

4.99

SMALL GODS #6

$2.95

IMA

 

2,926

199

4.94

LOONEY TUNES #122

$2.25

DC

 

2,896

200

4.85

GOLD DIGGER ADVENTURES STAND ALONE SPECIAL #1

$2.99

ANT

 

2,844

201

4.42

ARCHIE #554

$2.19

ARC

 

2,591

202

4.29

LUBA #10 (MR)

$3.50

FAN

 

2,515

203

4.22

CVO COVERT VAMPIRIC OPERATIONS ROGUE STATE #3 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,474

204

4.16

MAD MAGAZINE #450

$3.50

DC

 

2,439

205

4.14

AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS #1

$2.95

IMA

 

2,427

206

3.91

VERTIGO SECRET FILES HELLBLAZER #1

$4.95

DC

 

2,292

207

3.85

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #88

$2.19

ARC

 

2,257

208

3.78

VERONICA #158

$2.19

ARC

 

2,216

209

3.75

DOGWITCH #15 (MR)

$2.95

SIR

 

2,199

210

3.71

BETTY #144

$2.19

ARC

 

2,175

211

3.7

BATMAN #635

$2.25

DC

 

2,169

212

3.69

JLA CLASSIFIED #2

$2.95

DC

 

2,163

213

3.65

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #5

$2.25

DC

 

2,140

214

3.64

SUPERMAN BATMAN #15

$2.95

DC

 

2,134

215

3.54

CAVEWOMAN MERIEMS GALLERY #4 (MR)*

$3.25

AMR

 

2,076

216

3.54

SUPERMAN #212

$2.50

DC

 

2,076

217

3.34

SHAOLIN COWBOY #1

$3.50

BUR

 

1,958

218

3.15

WOLVERINE #23

$2.25

MAR

 

1,847

219

3.12

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #130

$3.59

ARC

 

1,829

220

3

IRON MAN #2

$2.99

MAR

 

1,759

221

2.98

STAR WARS OBSESSION #2

$2.99

DAR

 

1,747

222

2.94

LENORE #11

$2.95

SLG

 

1,724

223

2.79

RUULE KISS & TELL #7

$1.99

BEC

 

1,636

224

2.72

HELIOS #2 (MR)

$2.99

DAK

 

1,595

225

2.72

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #158

$3.59

ARC

 

1,595

226

2.71

SUPERMAN #211

$2.50

DC

 

1,589

227

2.69

SPUNKY KNIGHT EXTREME #4 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

1,577

228

2.68

MARVEL 2005 NEW YEAR DEAL

$5.00

MAR

 

1,571

229

2.68

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #123

$2.99

ANT

 

1,571

230

2.65

ADAM STRANGE #4 (Of 8)

$2.95

DC

 

1,554

231

2.63

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

$2.99

DYN

 

1,542

232

2.59

IDENTITY CRISIS #7 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

1,519

233

2.57

FLARE #3

$2.99

HER

 

1,507

234

2.53

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

$4.95

DEA

 

1,483

235

2.5

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #91

$3.59

ARC

 

1,466

236

2.48

WATERLOO SUNSET #3 (Of 4)

$6.95

IMA

 

1,454

237

2.48

NEOTOPIA VOL 4 #5

$2.99

ANT

 

1,454

238

2.47

BATMAN DANGER GIRL

$4.95

DC

 

1,448

239

2.46

MILK #44 (A)

$3.50

RAD

 

1,442

240

2.44

DOROTHY #1 (MR)

$5.00

ILL

 

1,431

241

2.38

LAUGH DIGEST #199

$2.39

ARC

 

1,395

242

2.38

BATGIRL #59

$2.50

DC

 

1,395

243

2.34

ASTONISHING X-MEN #7

$2.99

MAR

 

1,372

244

2.32

CAPTAIN GRAVITY & POWER O/VRIL #2

$2.95

PEN

 

1,360

245

2.27

MANHUNTER #5

$2.50

DC

 

1,331

246

2.26

A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #10 (A)

$4.99

ICA

 

1,325

247

2.11

UDON DARKSTALKERS #1*

$2.95

DEV

 

1,237

248

2.1

FURRLOUGH #142

$3.50

RAD

 

1,231

249

2.07

SUPERMAN BATMAN #14

$2.95

DC

 

1,214

250

2.06

GENUS MALE #4 (A)

$4.99

RAD

 

1,208

251

2.05

JUGHEAD WITH ARCHIE DIGEST #199

$2.39

ARC

 

1,202

252

2.04

100 GIRLS #3

$2.95

ARC

 

1,196

253

1.97

AFTERMATH #0

$9.95

DEV

 

1,155

254

1.94

CAPTAIN CANUCK UNHOLY WAR #3 (OF 3)

$2.50

COM

 

1,137

255

1.91

STAR WARS OBSESSION #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

1,120

256

1.9

ARISINOE #1 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

1,114

257

1.89

NEXT EXIT #2

$2.95

SLA

 

1,108

258

1.87

ULTRA #1 2ND PRTG

$2.95

IMA

 

1,096

259

1.85

GREEN ARROW #45

$2.50

DC

 

1,085

260

1.83

GIRL + GIRL #1 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

1,073

261

1.79

FLASH #216

$2.25

DC

 

1,049

262

1.73

THE INCREDIBLES #2

$2.99

DAR

 

1,014

263

1.72

I HUNT MONSTERS VOL 2 #1

$2.99

ANT

 

1,008

264

1.71

TALES O/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #7

$2.95

MIR

 

1,003

265

1.7

QUAGMIRE USA #6

$2.99

ANT

 

997

266

1.7

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #13*

$2.25

MAR

 

997

267

1.69

TRUE STORY SWEAR TO GOD #12

$2.95

CLI

 

991

268

1.68

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #1

$2.95

SLA

 

985

269

1.66

FRANK MILLERS ROBOCOP OFFICER LEWIS #7 (OF 9)

$5.99

AVA

 

973

270

1.66

BLOWJOB #12 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

973

271

1.63

JLA #109

$2.25

DC

 

956

272

1.53

SIN CITY ANGELS #1 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

897

273

1.51

IDENTITY CRISIS #5 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

885

274

1.49

IDENTITY CRISIS #3 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

874

275

1.48

SUPREME POWER #14 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

868

276

1.45

AP YOU CAN DRAW MANGA #12

$4.95

ANT

 

850

277

1.45

CATWOMAN WHEN I/ROME #3 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

 

850

278

1.45

BOOTLEG #12 (A)

$3.95

WHI

 

850

279

1.45

TEEN TITANS #17

$2.50

DC

 

850

280

1.42

BRICK CITY BUNCH #1

$2.95

URB

 

833

281

1.4

CITY O/HEROES #9

$2.95

BLU

 

821

282

1.38

SQUEE #1

$2.95

SLG

 

809

283

1.36

NEW AVENGERS #1*

$2.25

MAR

 

797

284

1.36

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #515

$2.25

MAR

 

797

285

1.35

SUPERMAN #210

$2.50

DC

 

792

286

1.34

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #14

$2.25

MAR

 

786

287

1.33

ELVIRA #141

$2.50

CLA

 

780

288

1.33

CRYPTOZOO CREW #1

$2.95

NBM

 

780

289

1.32

WALKING DEAD #14 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

774

290

1.31

PANZER 1946 #3

$5.95

ANT

 

768

291

1.27

ADAM STRANGE #3 (Of 8)

$2.95

DC

 

745

292

1.26

FEMFORCE #130

$6.95

AC

 

739

293

1.26

SONIC & KNUCKLES MECHA MADNESS SPECIAL CURR PRTG #1

$2.25

ARC

 

739

294

1.21

IDENTITY CRISIS #6 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

709

296

1.21

TIM SELEY GI JOE SKETCHBOOK

$9.95

DEV

 

709

295

1.21

FLASH #215

$2.25

DC

 

709

297

1.2

SONIC IN YOUR FACE SPECIAL CURR PRTG #1

$2.25

ARC

 

704

298

1.18

SONIC & KNUCKLES SPECIAL CURR PRTG #1

$2.25

ARC

 

692

299

1.18

NEW AVENGERS #1 DIRECTORS CUT

$3.99

MAR

 

692

300

1.16

BELLY BUTTON #2 (MR)

$4.95

FAN

 

680

 

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 January, 2005.  We are estimating actual sales by Diamond U.S. (primarily to North American comic stores), using Diamond's published sales indexes and publisher sales data to estimate a sales number for Batman (the anchor title Diamond uses in its calculations), and using that number and the indexes to estimate Diamond's sales on the remaining titles.  We can check the accuracy of our numbers by comparing the Batman number that we calculate using multiple data points; our numbers for Batman are within 1/10 of 1% of each other, ensuring a high degree of accuracy.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of January, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of January.

 

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 December, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--December 2004.'

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual December orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'New Avengers #1 Tops 240K' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see 'December Comic Dollars Up 7%.'

 

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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