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Top 300 Comics Actual--April 2005

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

Published: 05/19/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during April 2005.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in April, see 'DC Closes the Gap in April.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in April, see 'Graphic Novels Drive April Sales.'

 

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

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

260.51

NEW AVENGERS #5*

$2.25

MAR

 

162,412

2

184.95

SUPERMAN BATMAN #18

$2.95

DC

 

115,305

3

184.47

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #5 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

115,006

4

183.27

SUPERMAN BATMAN #19

$2.99

DC

 

114,258

5

180.6

SUPERMAN #215

$2.99

DC

 

112,593

6

165.97

ULTIMATES 2 #5

$2.99

MAR

 

103,472

7

162.37

WOLVERINE #27*

$2.25

MAR

 

101,228

8

136.82

UNCANNY X-MEN #458

$2.25

MAR

 

85,299

9

134.64

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #75

$2.25

MAR

 

83,940

10

132.8

X-MEN #169

$2.25

MAR

 

82,793

11

132.5

ULTIMATE X-MEN #58

$2.25

MAR

 

82,606

12

131.92

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #76

$2.25

MAR

 

82,244

13

128.44

X-MEN AGE O/APOCALYPSE #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

80,075

14

125.97

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #519

$2.25

MAR

 

78,535

15

125.23

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #5 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

78,073

16

122.43

ULTIMATE SECRET #2 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

76,328

17

115.82

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #17

$2.25

MAR

 

72,207

18

115.61

YOUNG AVENGERS #3

$2.99

MAR

 

72,076

19

107.15

TEEN TITANS #23

$2.50

DC

 

66,802

20

104.8

OMAC PROJECT #1 (OF 6)

$2.50

DC

 

65,337

21

104.03

DAY O/VENGEANCE #1 (OF 6)

$2.50

DC

 

64,856

22

102.66

JLA #113

$2.25

DC

 

64,002

23

101.06

X-MEN THE END HEROES & MARTYRS #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

63,005

24

100

BATMAN #639

$2.25

DC

 

62,344

25

97.11

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #13

$2.99

MAR

 

60,542

26

88.33

SUPREME POWER #16 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

55,068

27

87.85

ACTION COMICS #826

$2.50

DC

 

54,769

28

87.6

X-23 #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

54,613

29

82.74

X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #5 (OF 5)

$3.50

MAR

 

51,583

30

82.43

IRON MAN #3

$2.99

MAR

 

51,390

31

79.07

ADVENTURES O/SUPERMAN #639

$2.50

DC

 

49,295

32

78.28

DAREDEVIL #72

$2.99

MAR

 

48,803

33

77.64

INCREDIBLE HULK #80

$2.99

MAR

 

48,404

34

77.13

JLA CLASSIFIED #6

$2.99

DC

 

48,086

35

74.54

FLASH #221

$2.25

DC

 

46,471

36

73.8

CAPTAIN AMERICA #5

$2.99

MAR

 

46,010

37

73.48

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #27

$2.99

MAR

 

45,810

38

73.08

FANTASTIC FOUR #525

$2.99

MAR

 

45,561

39

72.06

BLACK PANTHER #3

$2.99

MAR

 

44,925

40

70.01

SEVEN SOLDIERS ZATANNA #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

43,647

41

69.73

JSA #72

$2.50

DC

 

43,472

42

68.93

SPIDER-MAN BREAKOUT #1 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

42,974

43

67.59

TOXIN #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

42,138

44

66.83

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #5

$2.99

DC

 

41,664

45

65.22

LEX LUTHOR MAN O/STEEL #2 (OF 5)

$2.99

DC

 

40,661

46

62.68

DETECTIVE COMICS #805

$2.99

DC

 

39,077

47

62.16

PUNISHER #19 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

38,753

48

62.04

SHANNA THE SHE DEVIL #3 (OF 7)

$3.50

MAR

 

38,678

49

61.16

PUNISHER #20 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

38,130

50

61.15

SEVEN SOLDIERS KLARION THE WITCH BOY #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

38,123

51

61.09

CONAN #15

$2.99

DAR

 

38,086

52

61.05

NIGHTWING #107

$2.25

DC

 

38,061

53

59.3

STRANGE #5 (OF 6)

$3.50

MAR

 

36,970

54

57.39

NEW X-MEN #12

$2.99

MAR

 

35,779

55

56.38

GLA #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

35,150

56

56.35

DC COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS #1 2ND PTG

$1.99

DC

 

35,131

57

54.48

EXILES #62

$2.99

MAR

 

33,965

58

54.1

EXILES #63

$2.99

MAR

 

33,728

59

53.92

SPACE GHOST #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

33,616

60

53.14

WOLVERINE SOULTAKER #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

33,130

61

50.92

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #64

$2.50

DC

 

31,746

62

50.87

HUNTER KILLER #2*

$2.99

IMA

 

31,714

63

50.73

CONAN & THE JEWELS O/GWAHLUR #1 (OF 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

31,627

64

50.37

GREEN ARROW #49

$2.50

DC

 

31,403

65

49.4

ROBIN #137

$2.25

DC

 

30,798

66

49.14

BATMAN JEKYLL & HYDE #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

30,636

67

48.03

CATWOMAN WHEN I/ROME #5 (OF 6)

$3.50

DC

 

29,944

68

47.85

BIRDS OF PREY #81

$2.50

DC

 

29,832

69

47.17

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #10 (OF 12)

$2.50

DC

 

29,408

70

46.94

RUNAWAYS #3

$2.99

MAR

 

29,264

71

46.82

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #17

$2.99

MAR

 

29,189

72

46.48

WONDER WOMAN #215

$2.25

DC

 

28,977

73

46.07

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #7

$2.99

MAR

 

28,722

74

45.49

POWERS #10 (MR)

$2.95

MAR

 

28,360

75

45.17

SPAWN #145 (RES)

$2.50

IMA

 

28,161

76

45.11

BATGIRL #63

$2.50

DC

 

28,123

77

44.37

SW EPISODE III REVENGE O/T SITH #2

$2.99

DAR

 

27,662

78

43.17

Y THE LAST MAN #32 (RES) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

26,914

79

42.81

SW EPISODE III REVENGE O/T SITH #3

$2.99

DAR

 

26,689

80

42.19

SW EPISODE III REVENGE O/T SITH #4

$2.99

DAR

 

26,303

81

42.06

HERCULES #1 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

26,222

82

41.6

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #190

$2.50

DC

 

25,935

83

41.2

X-MEN UNLIMITED #8

$2.99

MAR

 

25,686

84

40.95

OFF HANDBK MARVEL UNIVERSE SPIDER-MAN 2005

$3.99

MAR

 

25,530

85

40.09

CABLE DEADPOOL #14

$2.99

MAR

 

24,994

86

40.06

FABLES #36 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

24,975

87

39.78

MARVEL TEAM-UP #7

$2.25

MAR

 

24,800

88

38.92

STORMBREAKER SAGA O/BETA RAY BILL #4 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

24,264

89

37.14

ADAM STRANGE #7 (OF 8)

$2.99

DC

 

23,155

90

35.46

FATHOM BEGINNINGS #1

$1.99

ASP

 

22,107

91

35.45

EX MACHINA #10 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

22,101

92

34.97

AMAZING FANTASY #7

$2.99

MAR

 

21,802

93

34.62

STREET FIGHTER #14*

$2.95

DEV

 

21,583

94

33.73

CATWOMAN #42

$2.50

DC

 

21,029

95

33.6

X-FORCE SHATTERSTAR #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

20,948

96

33.46

GI JOE #42

$4.50

DEV

 

20,860

97

33.45

SW GENERAL GRIEVOUS #2 (OF 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

20,854

98

32.94

GAMBIT #9

$2.99

MAR

 

20,536

99

32.43

DISTRICT X #12

$2.99

MAR

 

20,218

100

31.76

SW REPUBLIC #75

$2.99

DAR

 

19,800

101

31.57

SPIDER-GIRL #85

$2.99

MAR

 

19,682

102

31.47

HAWKMAN #39

$2.50

DC

 

19,620

103

31.41

AUTHORITY REVOLUTION #7 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

19,582

104

30.55

AQUAMAN #29

$2.50

DC

 

19,046

105

30.45

FIRESTORM #12

$2.50

DC

 

18,984

106

29.52

BLOOD O/T DEMON #2

$2.50

DC

 

18,404

107

28.54

SW EMPIRE #30 (C: 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

17,793

108

28.45

FANTASTIC FOUR FOES #4 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

17,737

109

27.74

GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE VOL II #3*

$2.95

DEV

 

17,294

110

27.27

MAJESTIC #4 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

17,001

111

26.59

BATMAN #638*

$2.25

DC

 

16,577

112

26.41

GOTHAM CENTRAL #30

$2.50

DC

 

16,465

113

26.09

WITCHBLADE #84

$2.99

IMA

 

16,266

114

26.06

DOOM PATROL #11

$2.50

DC

 

16,247

115

25.84

NEW INVADERS #9

$2.99

MAR

 

16,110

116

25.09

DC COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS #1

$1.00

DC

 

15,642

117

25.05

WALKING DEAD #17 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

15,617

118

24.93

WALKING DEAD #18 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

15,542

119

24.65

HELLBLAZER #207 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

15,368

120

24.29

OTHERWORLD #2 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

15,143

121

23.87

100 BULLETS #60 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

14,882

122

23.47

SPELLBINDERS #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

14,632

123

23.38

CITY O/TOMORROW #1 (OF 6) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

14,576

124

23.13

DEADSHOT #5 (OF 5)

$2.99

DC

 

14,420

125

22.98

KABUKI #4 (MR)*

$2.99

MAR

 

14,327

126

22.81

POWER PACK #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

14,221

127

22.7

TEEN TITANS GO #18

$2.25

DC

 

14,152

128

22.27

IDENTITY CRISIS FINAL PRINTING #2 (OF 7)

$3.99

DC

 

13,884

129

22.05

QUESTION #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

13,747

130

21.84

IDENTITY CRISIS FINAL PRINTING #1 (OF 7)

$3.99

DC

 

13,616

131

21.84

IDENTITY CRISIS FINAL PRINTING #6 (OF 7)

$3.99

DC

 

13,616

132

21.82

MANHUNTER #9

$2.50

DC

 

13,603

133

21.78

DARKSTALKERS #5*

$2.95

DEV

 

13,579

134

21.76

SOLO #4

$4.99

DC

 

13,566

135

21.69

IDENTITY CRISIS FINAL PRINTING #4 (OF 7)

$3.99

DC

 

13,522

136

21.45

IDENTITY CRISIS FINAL PRINTING #7 (OF 7)

$3.99

DC

 

13,373

137

20.92

IDENTITY CRISIS FINAL PRINTING #5 (OF 7)

$3.99

DC

 

13,042

138

20.83

IDENTITY CRISIS FINAL PRINTING #3 (OF 7)

$3.99

DC

 

12,986

139

20.18

TOM STRONG #32

$2.99

DC

 

12,581

140

20.18

LIVEWIRES #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

12,581

141

19.69

BOOKS O/MAGICK LIFE DURING WARTIME #10 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

12,276

142

19.48

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #8

$2.25

DC

 

12,145

143

19.34

SWAMP THING #14 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

12,057

144

19.29

SIMPSONS COMICS #105

$2.99

BON

 

12,026

145

18.88

LUCIFER #61 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

11,771

146

18.49

INTIMATES #6 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

11,527

147

18.49

HUMAN RACE #2 (OF 7)

$2.99

DC

 

11,527

148

17.16

BREACH #4

$2.50

DC

 

10,698

149

16.92

MNEMOVORE #1 (OF 6) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,549

150

16.9

MARY JANE HOMECOMING #2 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

10,536

151

16.71

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER SPECIAL PAPA MIDNITE #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

DC

 

10,418

152

16.63

BATMAN STRIKES #8

$2.25

DC

 

10,368

153

16.62

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #11 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,362

154

16.53

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #2

$2.50

MAR

 

10,305

155

16.5

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #4 (OF 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

10,287

156

15.98

INVINCIBLE #22

$2.95

IMA

 

9,963

157

15.16

STRANGERS I/PARADISE #72

$2.95

ABS

 

9,451

158

15.06

STRANGERS I/PARADISE #73

$2.95

ABS

 

9,389

159

14.7

BART SIMPSON COMICS #23

$2.99

BON

 

9,165

160

14.6

WITCHING #10 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

9,102

161

14.58

RICHARD DRAGON #12

$2.50

DC

 

9,090

162

14.54

LOSERS #22 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

9,065

163

14.43

METAL GEAR SOLID #8

$3.99

IDW

 

8,996

164

14.3

MARVEL MILESTONES VENOM & HERCULES

$3.99

MAR

 

8,915

165

14.24

LOSERS #23 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

8,878

166

14.11

LEGEND #3 (OF 4) (MR)

$5.99

DC

 

8,797

167

13.94

30 DAYS O/NIGHT BLOODSUCKERS TALES #7

$3.99

IDW

 

8,691

168

13.94

IRON GHOST #1 (OF 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

8,691

169

13.26

BILLY THE KIDS OLD TIME ODDITIES #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

8,267

170

13.21

SAVAGE DRAGON #121

$2.95

IMA

 

8,236

171

12.85

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #148

$2.19

ARC

 

8,011

172

12.71

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #2*

$2.99

DC

 

7,924

173

12.59

JON SABLE FREELANCE BLOODLINE #1 (OF 6)

$3.99

IDW

 

7,849

174

12.37

TALES O/T THING #2 (OF 3)

$2.50

MAR

 

7,712

175

12.11

MEGACITY 909 #6*

$2.95

DEV

 

7,550

176

11.73

HUMAN TARGET #21 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

7,313

177

11.29

TRIGGER #5 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

7,039

178

11.23

FLAMING CARROT COMICS #2

$3.50

IMA

 

7,001

179

11.08

TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

6,908

180

11

DEATH JR #1 (OF 3)

$4.99

IMA

 

6,858

181

10.62

SEA O/RED #1 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

6,621

182

10.6

MICHAEL CHABON PRESENTS ADV O/T ESCAPIST #6

$8.95

DAR

 

6,608

183

10.6

CAL MCDONALD SUPERNATURAL FREAK MACHINE #1 (OF 6)

$3.99

IDW

 

6,608

184

10.44

IMAGINARIES #1 (OF 4)*

$2.95

IMA

 

6,509

185

10.38

PVP #16

$2.95

IMA

 

6,471

186

9.82

BATTLE O/T PLANETS PRINCESS #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

6,122

187

9.81

ATOMIKA #2

$2.99

SPE

 

6,116

188

9.5

VICTORY VOL 2 #4 (OF 4)*

$2.95

IMA

 

5,923

189

9.21

BLOODHOUND #10

$2.99

DC

 

5,742

190

8.83

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #102

$3.99

KEN

 

5,505

191

8.59

SHONEN JUMP VOL 3 MAY 2005 #5

$4.99

VIZ

 

5,355

192

8.55

CASTLEVANIA THE BELMONT LEGACY #2 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,330

193

8.5

CAL MCDONALD SUPERNATURAL FREAK MACHINE #2 (OF 6)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,299

194

8.36

PACT #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

5,212

195

8.24

STRAY BULLETS #37 (MR)

$3.50

EL

 

5,137

196

8.13

SEVEN SOLDIERS #0*

$2.95

DC

 

5,069

197

8.11

VAMPI VICIOUS RAMPAGE REG ED #2

$2.99

HAR

 

5,056

198

8.06

WILD GIRL #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

5,025

199

7.95

UNCLE SCROOGE #341

$6.95

GEM

 

4,956

200

7.93

ULTIMATE IRON MAN #1 (OF 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

4,944

201

7.76

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #100 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

4,838

202

7.73

LULLABY WISDOM SEEKER #2 (OF 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,819

203

7.71

NOBLE CAUSES #9

$3.50

IMA

 

4,807

204

7.7

SCOOBY DOO #95

$2.25

DC

 

4,800

205

7.48

BEOWULF #1

$2.99

SPE

 

4,663

206

7.45

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #327

$2.95

GEM

 

4,645

207

7.42

ATHEIST #1

$3.50

IMA

 

4,626

208

7.15

BREAKDOWN #6

$2.95

DEV

 

4,458

209

6.98

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #276

$2.95

GEM

 

4,352

210

6.83

BLADE O/KUMORI #5

$2.95

DEV

 

4,258

211

6.74

DEFEX #6

$2.95

DEV

 

4,202

212

6.63

LIONS TIGERS & BEARS #3 (OF 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,133

213

6.63

ARMOR X #2

$2.95

IMA

 

4,133

214

6.49

INFANTRY #4

$2.95

DEV

 

4,046

215

6.47

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #21

$2.95

MIR

 

4,034

216

6.45

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #656

$6.95

GEM

 

4,021

217

6.2

86 VOLTZ DEAD GIRL ONE SHOT

$5.95

IMA

 

3,865

218

6.19

HATE ANNUAL #5 (MR)

$4.95

FAN

 

3,859

219

5.73

BLOODRAYNE SEEDS OF SIN

$3.99

DIG

 

3,572

220

5.55

DEAD AT 17 REVOLUTION #4 (OF 4) (MR)

$2.95

VIP

 

3,460

221

5.5

GOLD DIGGER #63

$2.99

ANT

 

3,429

222

5.45

DESPERADOES BANNERS O/GOLD #4 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,398

223

5.42

THE GRIMOIRE #2

$2.99

SPE

 

3,379

224

5.38

GRAVE GRRRLS DESTROYERS O/T DEAD #1 (MR)

$2.99

MID

 

3,354

225

5.22

SUPER MANGA BLAST #50 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

3,254

226

5.21

SIMPSONS CLASSICS #4

$3.99

BON

 

3,248

227

4.9

BARBAROSSA & THE LOST CORSAIRS #1

$3.50

KAN

 

3,055

228

4.87

KARNEY #1 (OF 4) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,036

229

4.86

ASTONISHING X-MEN #9

$2.99

MAR

 

3,030

230

4.79

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #4 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

2,986

231

4.77

LOONEY TUNES #125

$2.25

DC

 

2,974

232

4.73

BEYOND AVALON #2

$3.50

IMA

 

2,949

233

4.71

ULTIMATE SECRET #1 (OF 4) (RES)

$2.99

MAR

 

2,936

234

4.69

OTHERWORLD #1 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

2,924

235

4.62

BEAR #8

$2.95

SLG

 

2,880

236

4.54

OUTSIDERS #22

$2.50

DC

 

2,830

237

4.54

CHOLLY & FLYTRAP #3 (OF 4)

$5.95

IMA

 

2,830

238

4.52

DETONATOR #3

$2.50

IMA

 

2,818

239

4.39

ARCHIE #556

$2.19

ARC

 

2,737

240

4.36

SMALL GODS #8

$2.95

IMA

 

2,718

241

4.32

WOLVERINE #26*

$2.25

MAR

 

2,693

242

4.22

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

2,631

243

4.11

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #1*

$2.95

DC

 

2,562

244

4.07

SOULFIRE #4

$2.99

ASP

 

2,537

245

4.02

SABRINA VOL 2 #66

$2.19

ARC

 

2,506

246

3.83

ERIC REDS CONTAINMENT #4 (OF 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,388

247

3.82

BETTY & VERONICA #208

$2.19

ARC

 

2,382

248

3.76

MAD MAGAZINE #453

$3.50

DC

 

2,344

249

3.74

DEITY REQUIEM ONE SHOT

$6.95

IMA

 

2,332

250

3.73

SW EPISODE III REVENGE O/T SITH #1

$2.99

DAR

 

2,325

251

3.71

FULL CIRKLE CVR B #2 (OF 3) (MR)*

$3.50

DIA

 

2,313

252

3.66

KOLCHAK TALES O/T NIGHT STALKER #6

$3.50

MOO

 

2,282

253

3.65

EASY WAY #1 (OF 4) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,276

254

3.57

BETTY #146

$2.19

ARC

 

2,226

255

3.45

PS238 #11

$2.99

DOR

 

2,151

256

3.37

MORA #2

$2.95

IMA

 

2,101

257

3.35

STREET FIGHTER POWER FOIL CVR C #13

$7.50

DEV

 

2,089

258

3.32

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #1

$2.39

ARC

 

2,070

259

3.27

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #8

$2.25

DC

 

2,039

260

3.24

SEVEN SOLDIERS GUARDIAN #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

2,020

261

3.08

LITTLE STAR #2

$2.99

ONI

 

1,920

262

3.07

BUDDS BEAUTIES & BEASTS ONE SHOT

$3.50

AMR

 

1,914

263

3.03

STREET FIGHTER POWER FOIL TSANG CVR C #14

$7.50

DEV

 

1,889

264

2.9

FLASH #220

$2.25

DC

 

1,808

265

2.89

JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #1

$2.39

ARC

 

1,802

266

2.81

JUGHEAD #164

$2.19

ARC

 

1,752

267

2.78

YOUNG AVENGERS #2

$2.99

MAR

 

1,733

268

2.75

GENUS #70 (A)

$3.50

RAD

 

1,714

269

2.69

THE GIFT DIRECTORS CUT #1

$3.99

IMA

 

1,677

270

2.65

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #156

$2.39

ARC

 

1,652

271

2.65

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #4

$2.99

DC

 

1,652

272

2.62

NEW AVENGERS #4*

$2.25

MAR

 

1,633

273

2.6

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #160

$3.59

ARC

 

1,621

274

2.58

SEVEN SOLDIERS SHINING KNIGHT #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

1,608

275

2.55

TALES O/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #9

$3.25

MIR

 

1,590

276

2.55

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #93

$3.59

ARC

 

1,590

277

2.42

X-MEN AGE O/APOCALYPSE #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

1,509

278

2.42

CAPTAIN GRAVITY & POWER O/T VRIL #4

$2.95

PEN

 

1,509

279

2.4

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #127

$2.99

ANT

 

1,496

280

2.39

SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE #1

$4.00

EVI

 

1,490

281

2.34

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #126

$2.99

ANT

 

1,459

282

2.31

DARKSTALKERS JOE MAD CVR C POWER FOIL #4

$7.50

DEV

 

1,440

283

2.23

A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #12 (A)

$4.99

ICA

 

1,390

284

2.22

ACTION PHILOSOPHERS #1

$2.95

EVI

 

1,384

285

2.2

STRANGEHAVEN #17 (RES) (MR)

$2.95

ABI

 

1,372

286

2.2

JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #112

$3.59

ARC

 

1,372

287

2.19

AUTUMN #3

$2.95

SLG

 

1,365

288

2.06

A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #11 (A)

$4.99

ICA

 

1,284

289

2.06

WEAPONS FILE #1

$4.95

ANT

 

1,284

290

2.02

SHAOLIN COWBOY #2*

$3.50

BUR

 

1,259

291

2.01

DARKSTALKERS ARN CVR C POWER FOIL #5

$7.50

DEV

 

1,253

292

1.99

CITY OF HEROES #11

$2.95

BLU

 

1,241

293

1.98

RUNAWAYS #2

$2.99

MAR

 

1,234

294

1.91

SECRET WAR BOOK FOUR (OF FIVE)

$3.99

MAR

 

1,191

295

1.9

FURRLOUGH #146

$3.50

RAD

 

1,185

296

1.89

SEX WARRIOR ISANE XXX #3 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

1,178

297

1.86

MARVEL MUST HAVES NEW AVENGERS #1-3

$3.99

MAR

 

1,160

298

1.85

RUNAWAYS #1 (OF 12)*

$2.99

MAR

 

1,153

299

1.79

X-MEN AGE O/APOCALYPSE #4 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

1,116

300

1.76

CASTLEVANIA THE BELMONT LEGACY #1 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

1,097

 

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 April, 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 April, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of April.

 

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 March, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--March 2005.'

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in March, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--March 2005.'

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual March orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'New Marvels Drive Up Numbers in March' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in March, see 'Graphic Novels Lead Comic Market.'

 

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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