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Top 100 Graphic Novels 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 comic books scheduled to ship during January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2005.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

12.28

SAMURAI EXECUTIONER VOL 3 TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

7,200

2

10.23

AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED TP

$15.99

MAR

 

5,998

3

9.4

EX MACHINA FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TP (MR)

$9.95

DC

 

5,511

4

8.27

GHOST I/T SHELL 2 VOL 1 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE TP (MR)

$24.95

DAR

 

4,849

5

7.73

HELLBLAZER ALL HIS ENGINES HC (MR)

$24.95

DC

 

4,532

6

7.52

BERSERK VOL 6 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

4,409

7

7.34

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 8 SINS PAST TP

$12.99

MAR

 

4,303

8

6.94

ESSENTIAL PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,069

9

6.72

LOKI HC

$17.99

MAR

 

3,940

10

6.49

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER RARE CUTS TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

3,805

11

6.16

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 10 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,612

12

6.01

CLIVE BARKERS THIEF O/ALWAYS VOL 1 TP

$7.49

IDW

 

3,524

13

5.9

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 VENOMOUS TP

$9.99

MAR

 

3,459

14

5.38

ULTIMATE ELEKTRA DEVILS DUE TP

$11.99

MAR

 

3,154

15

5.3

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 1 GIFTED TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,107

16

4.82

ASCEND GN

$14.95

IMA

 

2,826

17

4.76

BIRDS O/PREY SENSEI AND STUDENT TP

$17.95

DC

 

2,791

18

4.7

HULK VISIONARIES PETER DAVID VOL 1 TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,756

19

4.69

CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER COLLECTION TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

2,750

20

4.66

POWERLESS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,732

21

4.57

MIGHTY MAN #1

$7.95

IMA

 

2,679

22

4.48

DANGER GIRL ODD JOBS TP

$14.95

DC

 

2,627

23

4.48

WONDER WOMAN BITTER RIVALS TP

$12.95

DC

 

2,627

24

4.28

BLOOD STAINED SWORD #1

$7.49

IDW

 

2,509

25

4.24

NEGIMA VOL 4 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

2,486

26

4.24

BONE VOL 1 OUT O/BONEVILLE COLOR ED SC

$9.99

SCH

 

2,486

27

4.23

ELEKTRA MOVIE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,480

28

4.19

SUPERMAN UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE TP

$14.95

DC

 

2,457

29

4.14

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 VOL 2 STUFF O/NIGHTMARES TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,427

30

4.12

DISTRICT X VOL 1 MR M TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,416

31

4.09

OH MY GODDESS SORA UNCHAINED VOL 19 TP

$18.95

DAR

 

2,398

32

4.05

AUTHORITY FRACTURED WORLDS TP (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

2,375

33

4.04

CATWOMAN RELENTLESS TP

$19.95

DC

 

2,369

34

3.97

TSUBASA VOL 4 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,328

35

3.69

UDON STREET FIGHTER ETERNAL CHALLENGE TP

$34.99

DEV

 

2,163

36

3.63

HANGING OUT W/T DREAM KING SC

$17.95

FAN

 

2,128

37

3.51

XXXHOLIC VOL 4 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,058

38

3.47

LIBERTY MEADOWS CREATURE COMFORTS VOL 2 TP

$14.95

IMA

 

2,034

39

3.43

GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL 5 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,011

40

3.43

FULL METAL PANIC MANGA VOL 7 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

2,011

41

3.42

ELEKTRA THE HAND TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,005

42

3.35

INCAL VOL 1 EPIC CONSPIRACY TP (MR)

$19.95

DC

 

1,964

43

3.35

GTO VOL 22 (OF 25) GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,964

44

3.09

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 7 (OF 13) GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,812

45

3.06

ARANA VOL 1 HEART O/SPIDER DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,794

46

3.05

DEARS VOL 1 GN (OF 4)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,788

47

2.93

KARE KANO VOL 13 (OF 18) GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,718

48

2.92

BONE ONE VOL ED SC

$39.95

CAR

 

1,712

49

2.87

EMMA FROST VOL 2 MIND GAMES DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,683

50

2.83

VIVID GIRLS VOL 1 GN (A)

$14.99

AVA

 

1,659

51

2.79

BATMAN HUSH VOL 2 TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,636

52

2.77

DOCTOR SOLAR MAN O/T ATOM VOLUME 1 HC

$49.95

DAR

 

1,624

53

2.75

DRAGONBALL Z SHONEN J ED VOL 18 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,612

54

2.74

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,606

55

2.74

SHAMAN KING VOL 5 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,606

56

2.64

ANT VOL 1 DAYS LIKE THESE TP

$9.95

ARC

 

1,548

57

2.59

MARVEL MASTERWORKS UNCANNY X-MEN VOL 5 NEW ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,519

58

2.53

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION VOL 9 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,483

59

2.52

SAIYUKI VOL 6 (OF 9) GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,477

60

2.43

MARVEL KNIGHTS 2099 TP

$13.99

MAR

 

1,425

61

2.42

SEIKAI TRILOGY VOL 3 BANNER O/T STARS II GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,419

62

2.4

VAGABOND VOL 18 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,407

63

2.29

STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL 4 POCKET TP

$17.95

ABS

 

1,343

64

2.26

MIGHTY LOVE SC (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

1,325

65

2.26

MARVEL MASTERWORKS UNCANNY X-MEN VOL 5 VAR ED

$54.99

MAR

 

1,325

66

2.23

PET SHOP OF HORRORS VOL 10 (OF 10) GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,307

67

2.23

CLASSIC 40 OZ TALES FROM THE BROWN BAG TP

$14.95

IMA

 

1,307

68

2.23

EXCEL SAGA VOL 10 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,307

69

2.22

HULK VOL 1 INCREDIBLE DIGEST TP

$5.99

MAR

 

1,302

70

2.21

IMADOKI VOL 4 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,296

71

2.17

GI JOE VOL 5 RETURN O/SERPENTOR TP

$12.95

DEV

 

1,272

72

2.04

JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC

$19.95

SLG

 

1,196

73

2.03

SUPREME POWER VOL 1 CONTACT TP (MR)

$14.99

MAR

 

1,190

74

2.03

PHANTOM GRAHAM NOLAN SUNDAY VOL 1 GN

$13.95

MOO

 

1,190

75

1.93

INSTANT TEEN JUST ADD NUTS VOL 2 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,132

76

1.92

LOVE FIGHTS VOL 2 TP (MR)

$14.95

ONI

 

1,126

77

1.88

TOKYO BABYLON VOL 5 (OF 7) GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,102

78

1.86

WATCHMEN TP

$19.95

DC

 

1,091

79

1.84

VIDEO GIRL AI VOL 10 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,079

80

1.84

PRETEAR MANGA VOL 4 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,079

81

1.82

DESCENDANTS O/DARKNESS VOL 3 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,067

82

1.8

PRINCE OF TENNIS VOL 5 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,055

83

1.8

PITA TEN VOL 7 (OF 8) GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,055

84

1.78

SPOOKHOUSE VOL 2 TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,044

85

1.77

GIRL GOT GAME VOL 7 (OF 10) GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,038

86

1.74

SINGULARITY 7 TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,020

87

1.73

KODT BUNDLE O/TROUBLE VOL 11 TP

$11.99

KEN

 

1,014

88

1.72

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,008

89

1.71

LAND O/T BLINDFOLDED VOL 2 TP

$9.95

DC

 

1,003

90

1.69

UNTIL THE FULL MOON MANGA #1

$9.99

BRO

 

991

91

1.66

SAIKANO VOL 3 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

973

92

1.66

MADARA VOL 2 TP (MR)

$9.95

DC

 

973

93

1.65

SLAYERS PREMIUM VOL 1 GN (MR)

$9.99

CPM

 

967

94

1.65

LABYRINTH TAROT HC

$24.95

HEA

 

967

95

1.65

BASTARD VOL 6 TP (MR)

$9.99

VIZ

 

967

96

1.65

PSYCHIC ACADEMY VOL 6 (OF 11) GN

$9.99

TKP

 

967

97

1.63

HYPER POLICE VOL 1 (OF 9) GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

956

98

1.63

SIN CITY A DAME TO KILL FOR TP

$17.00

DAR

 

956

99

1.63

BATTLE ROYALE VOL 11 GN (OF 13) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

956

100

1.62

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA VOL 7 2ND ED TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

950

 
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
 
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, 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 December, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels 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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