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Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2005

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

Published: 06/20/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during May 2005.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in May, see 'Green Lantern #1 Tops 168K'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see 'Graphic Novels Keep Dollars Up Again.'

 

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

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

252.63

GREEN LANTERN #1

$3.50

DC

 

168,353

2

202.56

ASTONISHING X-MEN #10

$2.99

MAR

 

134,986

3

171.6

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

114,354

4

153.1

ULTIMATES 2 #6

$2.99

MAR

 

102,026

5

145.16

VILLAINS UNITED #1 (Of 6)

$2.50

DC

 

96,735

6

135.35

ULTIMATE IRON MAN #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

90,197

7

132.48

OMAC PROJECT #2 (Of 6)

$2.50

DC

 

88,285

8

125.37

UNCANNY X-MEN #459

$2.25

MAR

 

83,547

9

124.38

RANN THANAGAR WAR #1 (Of 6)*

$2.50

DC

 

82,887

10

122.03

ULTIMATE X-MEN #59

$2.25

MAR

 

81,321

11

121.62

X-MEN #170

$2.25

MAR

 

81,048

12

121.6

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #77

$2.25

MAR

 

81,034

13

121.49

WOLVERINE #28

$2.25

MAR

 

80,961

14

114.26

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #520

$2.25

MAR

 

76,143

15

107.26

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #18

$2.25

MAR

 

71,478

16

105.35

SUPERMAN #216

$2.50

DC

 

70,205

17

104.93

YOUNG AVENGERS #4

$2.99

MAR

 

69,925

18

103.61

TEEN TITANS #24

$2.50

DC

 

69,046

19

101.19

FANTASTIC FOUR #527

$2.99

MAR

 

67,433

20

100

BATMAN #640

$2.25

DC

 

66,640

21

98.02

SUPERMAN #217

$2.50

DC

 

65,321

22

96.74

DAY O/VENGEANCE #2 (Of 6)

$2.50

DC

 

64,468

23

95.94

JLA #114

$2.25

DC

 

63,934

24

94.1

DC SP RETURN O/DONNA TROY #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

62,708

25

88.34

X-MEN END HEROES & MARTYRS #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

58,870

26

85.94

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #14

$2.99

MAR

 

57,270

27

81.96

EXCALIBUR #13

$2.99

MAR

 

54,618

28

77.57

X-23 #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

51,693

29

77.07

EXCALIBUR #14

$2.99

MAR

 

51,359

30

77.02

JSA #73

$2.50

DC

 

51,326

31

77

OUTSIDERS #24

$2.50

DC

 

51,313

32

74.56

GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005

$4.99

DC

 

49,687

33

73.05

DAREDEVIL #73

$2.99

MAR

 

48,681

34

71.32

FLASH #222

$2.25

DC

 

47,528

35

69.58

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6

$2.99

MAR

 

46,368

36

69.12

SECRET WAR FROM FILES O/NICK FURY

$3.99

MAR

 

46,062

37

68.71

JLA CLASSIFIED #7

$2.99

DC

 

45,788

38

67.43

FANTASTIC FOUR #526

$2.99

MAR

 

44,935

39

66.04

ACTION COMICS #827

$2.50

DC

 

44,009

40

65.76

INCREDIBLE HULK #81

$2.99

MAR

 

43,822

41

62.45

BATMAN DARK DETECTIVE #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

41,617

42

61.48

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #6

$2.99

DC

 

40,970

43

61.23

BLACK PANTHER #4

$2.99

MAR

 

40,804

44

60.95

OUTSIDERS #23

$2.50

DC

 

40,617

45

59.7

LEX LUTHOR MAN O/STEEL #3 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

39,784

46

58.28

DETECTIVE COMICS #806

$2.99

DC

 

38,838

47

57.02

PUNISHER #21 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

37,998

48

56.71

BATMAN DARK DETECTIVE #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

37,792

49

56.64

EXCALIBUR #12

$2.99

MAR

 

37,745

50

56.47

CONAN #16

$2.99

DAR

 

37,632

51

56.33

SEVEN SOLDIERS SHINING KNIGHT #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

37,538

52

55.84

SHANNA THE SHE DEVIL #4 (Of 7)

$3.50

MAR

 

37,212

53

55.59

ADVENTURES O/SUPERMAN #640

$2.50

DC

 

37,045

54

55.55

NIGHTWING #108

$2.25

DC

 

37,019

55

53.64

SPIDER-MAN BREAKOUT #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

35,746

56

53.4

SEVEN SOLDIERS GUARDIAN #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

35,586

57

52.57

NEW X-MEN #13

$2.99

MAR

 

35,033

58

52.35

GREEN ARROW #50 (NOTE PRICE)

$3.50

DC

 

34,886

59

51.89

NEW X-MEN #14

$2.99

MAR

 

34,579

60

51.16

TOXIN #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

34,093

61

51.07

EXILES #64

$2.99

MAR

 

34,033

62

49.81

NEW X-MEN HELLIONS #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

33,193

63

48.92

MARVEL NEMESIS IMPERFECTS #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

32,600

64

47.93

PUNISHER CELL ONE-SHOT (MR)

$4.99

MAR

 

31,941

65

47.42

WONDER WOMAN #216

$2.25

DC

 

31,601

66

46.89

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #65

$2.50

DC

 

31,247

67

45.01

GLA #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

29,995

68

44.92

ROBIN #138

$2.25

DC

 

29,935

69

44.8

BIRDS O/PREY #82

$2.50

DC

 

29,855

70

43.72

CONAN & JEWELS O/GWAHLUR #2 (Of 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

29,135

71

43.65

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #11 (Of 12)

$2.50

DC

 

29,088

72

43.54

WOLVERINE SOULTAKER #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

29,015

73

43.47

RUNAWAYS #4

$2.99

MAR

 

28,968

74

43.16

OMAC PROJECT #1 (Of 6)*

$2.50

DC

 

28,762

75

42.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #18

$2.99

MAR

 

28,649

76

42.09

BATGIRL #64

$2.50

DC

 

28,049

77

41.67

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #8

$2.99

MAR

 

27,769

78

40.34

Y THE LAST MAN #33 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

26,883

79

39.52

BATMAN JEKYLL & HYDE #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

26,336

80

38.92

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #191

$2.50

DC

 

25,936

81

37.27

CABLE/DEADPOOL #15

$2.99

MAR

 

24,837

82

37.16

YEAR ONE BATMAN/SCARECROW #1 (Of 2)

$5.99

DC

 

24,763

83

36.73

FABLES #37 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

24,477

84

36.42

MARVEL TEAM-UP #8

$2.99

MAR

 

24,270

85

35.24

ADAM STRANGE #8 (Of 8)

$2.99

DC

 

23,484

86

34.9

STORMBREAKER SAGA O/BETA RAY BILL #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

23,257

87

33.86

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE TEAMS 2005

$3.99

MAR

 

22,564

88

32.84

EX MACHINA #11 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

21,885

89

32.78

ROGUE #10

$2.99

MAR

 

21,845

90

32.76

DESOLATION JONES #1 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

21,831

91

32.2

ROGUE #11

$2.99

MAR

 

21,458

92

31.69

DAREDEVIL REDEMPTION #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,118

93

31.57

GI JOE #43

$4.50

DDP

 

21,038

94

31.31

STAR WARS OBSESSION #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

20,865

95

31.24

CATWOMAN #43

$2.50

DC

 

20,818

96

30.66

RISING STARS VOICES O/T DEAD #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

20,432

97

29.88

HAWKMAN #40

$2.50

DC

 

19,912

98

29.82

GAMBIT #10

$2.99

MAR

 

19,872

99

29.74

MONSTER WAR MAGDALENA VS DRACULA #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

19,819

100

29.46

CAPTAIN AMERICA & FALCON #14

$2.99

MAR

 

19,632

101

29.26

HERCULES #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

19,499

102

29.2

DISTRICT X #13

$2.99

MAR

 

19,459

103

29.19

SPIDER-GIRL #86

$2.99

MAR

 

19,452

104

29.18

AUTHORITY REVOLUTION #8 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

19,446

105

28.87

CITY O/HEROES #1*

$2.99

IMA

 

19,239

106

28.36

FIRESTORM #13

$2.50

DC

 

18,899

107

28.14

ARANA HEART O/T SPIDER #4

$2.99

MAR

 

18,752

108

28.02

STAR WARS EMPIRE #31

$2.99

DAR

 

18,673

109

27.92

AQUAMAN #30

$2.50

DC

 

18,606

110

27.21

BLOOD O/T DEMON #3

$2.50

DC

 

18,133

111

26.67

AMAZING FANTASY #8

$2.99

MAR

 

17,773

112

26.19

FRIDAY THE 13TH SP #1*

$3.99

AVA

 

17,453

113

26.05

STAR WARS TALES #23*

$5.99

DAR

 

17,360

114

25.44

SPIDER-MAN UNLTD #9

$2.99

MAR

 

16,953

115

25.37

GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE VOL II #4*

$2.95

DDP

 

16,907

116

25.35

SPIDER-MAN/HUMAN TORCH #4 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

16,893

117

24.8

MACHINE TEEN #1 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

16,527

118

24.58

GOTHAM CENTRAL #31

$2.50

DC

 

16,380

119

23.98

WITCHBLADE #85

$2.99

IMA

 

15,980

120

23.88

MAJESTIC #5

$2.99

DC

 

15,914

121

23.63

DOOM PATROL #12

$2.50

DC

 

15,747

122

23.14

HELLBLAZER #208 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

15,420

123

23.02

GI JOE RELOADED #14

$2.95

DDP

 

15,341

124

22.4

100 BULLETS #61 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

14,927

125

22.19

DARKNESS #20

$2.99

IMA

 

14,787

126

21.53

TEEN TITANS GO #19

$2.25

DC

 

14,348

127

21.04

OTHERWORLD #3 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

14,021

128

20.62

MANHUNTER #10

$2.50

DC

 

13,741

129

19.88

LUCIFER #62 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

13,248

130

18.54

GIRLS #1 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

12,355

131

18.51

MAN W/SCREAMING BRAIN #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

12,335

132

18.13

BOOKS O/MAGICK LIFE DURING WARTIME #11 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

12,082

133

18.11

SPELLBINDERS #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

12,069

134

17.87

SIMPSONS COMICS #106

$2.99

BON

 

11,909

135

17.81

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLTD #9

$2.25

DC

 

11,869

136

17.52

CITY O/TOMORROW #2 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

11,675

137

17.32

SWAMP THING #15 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

11,542

138

16.94

POWER PACK #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

11,289

139

16.64

LIVEWIRES #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

11,089

140

16.04

INTIMATES #7

$2.99

DC

 

10,689

141

15.8

MATADOR #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

10,529

142

15.67

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #32 (MR)

$2.95

BRO

 

10,442

143

15.57

BATMAN STRIKES #9

$2.25

DC

 

10,376

144

15.43

FALLEN ANGEL #20 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,283

145

15.39

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #12 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,256

146

15.38

BRIAN PULIDOS MEDIEVAL LADY DEATH #2*

$3.99

AVA

 

10,249

147

15.22

POWER PACK #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

10,143

148

15.15

BRIAN PULIDOS LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE #1/2*

$2.99

AVA

 

10,096

149

15.06

MARVEL MUST HAVES NYX #1-3

$4.99

MAR

 

10,036

150

14.59

MARVEL ADVS FANTASTIC FOUR #0

$1.99

MAR

 

9,723

151

14.54

DAWN 2005 CONVENTION SKETCHBOOK ONE-SHOT

$2.95

IMA

 

9,689

152

14.52

BREACH #5

$2.50

DC

 

9,676

153

14.28

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER SP PAPA MIDNITE #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

9,516

154

14.17

GOON #12

$2.99

DAR

 

9,443

155

14.13

SHADOWHAWK #1

$2.99

IMA

 

9,416

156

13.67

MARVEL ADVS SPIDER-MAN #3

$2.50

MAR

 

9,110

157

13.53

MARY JANE HOMECOMING #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

9,016

158

13.37

CONCRETE HUMAN DILEMMA #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.50

DAR

 

8,910

159

13.26

LOSERS #24 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

8,836

160

13.16

MNEMOVORE #2 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

8,770

161

12.72

PLASTIC MAN #16

$2.99

DC

 

8,477

162

12.68

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #5 (Of 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

8,450

163

12.52

30 DAYS O/NIGHT BLOODSUCKERS TALES #8

$3.99

IDW

 

8,343

164

12.4

GRIMJACK KILLER INSTINCT #4 (Of 6)

$3.99

IDW

 

8,263

165

12.19

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #149

$2.19

ARC

 

8,123

166

12.05

BIGFOOT #3 (Of 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

8,030

167

11.47

DEADWORLD #1

$3.50

IMA

 

7,644

168

11.44

LEGEND #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$5.99

DC

 

7,624

169

10.84

SHONEN JUMP VOL 3 JUN 2005 #6

$4.99

VIZ

 

7,224

170

10.44

BILLY THE KIDS OLD TIME ODDITIES #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

6,957

171

9.95

NIGHT CLUB #1 (OF 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

6,631

172

9.94

MARVEL MILESTONES WOLVERINE X-MEN TUK CAVE BOY

$3.99

MAR

 

6,624

173

9.7

USAGI YOJIMBO #83

$2.99

DAR

 

6,464

174

9.48

TALES O/T THING #3 (Of 3)

$2.50

MAR

 

6,317

175

9.42

BATMAN #638 2ND PTG

$2.25

DC

 

6,277

176

9.39

PVP #17

$2.95

IMA

 

6,257

177

9.21

DESPERADO PRIMER

$1.99

IMA

 

6,138

178

9.12

TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

6,078

179

9.01

DAMN NATION #3 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

6,004

180

8.97

COMMON FOE #1 (Of 4)

$3.50

IMA

 

5,978

181

8.73

MARVEL MUST HAVES ULTIMATES 2 #1-3

$4.99

MAR

 

5,818

182

8.53

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #16 (RES) (MR)

$2.50

IMA

 

5,684

183

8.51

NEW WEST #2

$4.99

BLB

 

5,671

184

8.5

BRIAN PULIDOS WAR ANGEL #1 (Of 3)*

$3.50

AVA

 

5,664

185

8.48

CASTLEVANIA BELMONT LEGACY #3 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,651

186

7.65

THE GIFT #11

$2.99

IMA

 

5,098

187

7.62

UNCLE SCROOGE #342

$6.95

GEM

 

5,078

188

7.42

10TH MUSE VOL 2 #1

$2.99

ALI

 

4,945

189

7.34

SEA O/RED #2 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,891

190

7.34

POWERPUFF GIRLS #61

$2.25

DC

 

4,891

191

7.15

POWERPUFF GIRLS #62

$2.25

DC

 

4,765

192

7.08

SCOOBY DOO #96

$2.25

DC

 

4,718

193

6.97

CSI SECRET IDENTITY #3 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

4,645

194

6.92

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #101 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,611

195

6.87

HERO CAMP #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,578

196

6.82

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #328

$2.95

GEM

 

4,545

197

6.54

FELT TRUE TALES O/UNDERGROUND HIP HOP ONE-SHOT (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,358

198

6.47

BATTLE HYMN #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,312

199

6.43

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #277

$2.95

GEM

 

4,285

200

6.4

LIONS TIGERS & BEARS #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,265

201

6.2

ADVENTURES O/SUPERMAN #639

$2.50

DC

 

4,132

202

6.18

RAYMOND FEISTS WOOD BOY #1 (Of 2)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,118

203

6.07

JINGLE BELLE #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,045

204

5.95

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #657

$6.95

GEM

 

3,965

205

5.46

ARMOR X #3

$2.95

IMA

 

3,639

206

5.41

SUPERMAN #215

$2.99

DC

 

3,605

207

5.41

JUDO GIRL #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

ALI

 

3,605

208

5.38

NEW AVENGERS #5*

$2.25

MAR

 

3,585

209

5.29

ACTION COMICS #826

$2.50

DC

 

3,525

210

5.04

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #19

$2.99

DC

 

3,359

211

4.99

TALES O/TMNT #10

$3.25

MIR

 

3,325

212

4.99

DC COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS #1 2ND PTG

$1.99

DC

 

3,325

213

4.96

GRIMOIRE #3

$2.99

SPE

 

3,305

214

4.92

MARK WAID HUNTER KILLER SCRIPTBOOK #1

$4.99

IMA

 

3,279

215

4.88

JADE FIRE #1

$3.50

KAN

 

3,252

216

4.82

NYC MECH BETA LOVE #1

$2.95

IMA

 

3,212

217

4.79

ZORRO #1

$2.95

NBM

 

3,192

218

4.75

SUPER MANGA BLAST #51 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

3,165

219

4.74

DESPERADOES BANNERS O/GOLD #5 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,159

220

4.64

SEVENTH SHRINE #2 (Of 2)

$5.95

IMA

 

3,092

221

4.46

FREEDOM FORCE #4 (Of 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

2,972

222

4.41

YOUNG AVENGERS #3

$2.99

MAR

 

2,939

223

4.41

FREEDOM FORCE #5 (Of 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

2,939

224

4.4

GOLDEN PLATES #2 (Of 12)

$7.99

AAA

 

2,932

225

4.29

KARNEY #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,859

226

4.28

LOONEY TUNES #126

$2.25

DC

 

2,852

227

4.2

EXPATRIATE #2

$2.95

IMA

 

2,799

228

4.11

ARCHIE #557

$2.19

ARC

 

2,739

229

4.02

JACK STAFF #8

$3.50

IMA

 

2,679

230

3.83

HUNGER #1 (MR)

$2.99

SPE

 

2,552

231

3.71

HUNTER KILLER #2*

$2.99

IMA

 

2,472

232

3.58

ERIC REDS CONTAINMENT #5 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,386

233

3.42

NIGHTJAR #4 (Of 4) (MR)*

$3.50

AVA

 

2,279

234

3.4

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #91

$2.19

ARC

 

2,266

235

3.29

VERONICA #161

$2.19

ARC

 

2,192

236

3.23

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #70

$2.19

ARC

 

2,152

237

3.09

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #9

$2.25

DC

 

2,059

238

3.04

IDENTITY CRISIS #1 (Of 7)*

$3.95

DC

 

2,026

239

3.02

BARBAROSSA & LOST CORSAIRS #2

$3.50

KAN

 

2,013

240

2.91

AG SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY 2005 SUMMER TEASER (A)

$1.00

ICA

 

1,939

241

2.88

STAR WARS EPISODE III REVENGE O/T SITH #4

$2.99

DAR

 

1,919

242

2.81

TEEN TITANS #23

$2.50

DC

 

1,873

243

2.79

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #133

$3.59

ARC

 

1,859

244

2.78

STAR WARS EPISODE III REVENGE O/T SITH #1

$2.99

DAR

 

1,853

245

2.73

JUGHEAD #165

$2.19

ARC

 

1,819

246

2.71

IDENTITY CRISIS #7 (Of 7)*

$3.95

DC

 

1,806

247

2.69

STRANGE EGGS #1

$3.95

SLG

 

1,793

248

2.61

EASY WAY #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

1,739

249

2.6

IDENTITY CRISIS #6 (Of 7)*

$3.95

DC

 

1,733

250

2.57

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #2*

$2.99

DC

 

1,713

251

2.56

IDENTITY CRISIS #5 FINAL PTG (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

1,706

252

2.55

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #161

$3.59

ARC

 

1,699

253

2.52

GOLD DIGGER SWIMSUIT SP 2005 #1

$4.50

ANT

 

1,679

254

2.47

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #5 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

1,646

255

2.47

IDENTITY CRISIS #4 FINAL PTG (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

1,646

256

2.4

PAKKINS LAND VOL 2 #1

$2.99

ALI

 

1,599

257

2.38

ULTIMATE SECRET #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

1,586

258

2.38

ARCHIE DIGEST #216

$2.39

ARC

 

1,586

259

2.37

IDENTITY CRISIS #2 (Of 7)*

$3.95

DC

 

1,579

260

2.37

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #128

$2.99

ANT

 

1,579

261

2.36

STAR WARS EPISODE III REVENGE O/T SITH #2

$2.99

DAR

 

1,573

262

2.33

YOUNG AVENGERS #2

$2.99

MAR

 

1,553

264

2.31

STAR WARS EPISODE III REVENGE O/T SITH #3

$2.99

DAR

 

1,539

263

2.31

SEVEN SOLDIERS ZATANNA #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

1,539

265

2.3

FADE FROM GRACE #5

$1.99

BEC

 

1,533

266

2.25

ULTIMATES 2 #5

$2.99

MAR

 

1,499

267

2.2

IDENTITY CRISIS #3 (Of 7)*

$3.95

DC

 

1,466

268

2.19

WONDER WOMAN #215

$2.25

DC

 

1,459

269

2.19

FLARE #5

$2.99

HER

 

1,459

270

2.15

TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #2

$2.39

ARC

 

1,433

271

2.15

FRIDAY THE 13TH SP #1 PLAT FOIL INC

$4.80

AVA

 

1,433

272

2.13

AG SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #13 (A)

$4.99

ICA

 

1,419

273

2.1

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #4 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

1,399

274

2.1

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

1,399

275

2.07

SPIDER-MAN BREAKOUT #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

1,379

276

2

STAR WARS GENERAL GRIEVOUS #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

1,333

277

1.92

SHAOLIN COWBOY #1 NEW PTG

$3.50

BUR

 

1,279

278

1.88

MILK #46 (A) (C: 3)

$3.50

RAD

 

1,253

279

1.88

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

$2.99

DC

 

1,253

280

1.87

FLARE #6

$2.99

HER

 

1,246

281

1.85

SPUNKY KNIGHT XXX #1 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

1,233

282

1.85

FLASH #221

$2.25

DC

 

1,233

283

1.75

FRIDAY THE 13TH SP #1 NO ESCAPE CVR

$5.99

AVA

 

1,166

284

1.75

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #1 4TH PTG

$2.95

DC

 

1,166

285

1.74

SEX WARRIOR ISANE XXX #4 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

1,160

286

1.73

FURRLOUGH #147

$3.50

RAD

 

1,153

287

1.73

FINDER #36 (MR)

$2.95

LIG

 

1,153

288

1.7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #519

$2.25

MAR

 

1,133

289

1.68

OTHERWORLD #2 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

1,120

290

1.63

LIVING W/ZOMBIES #2 (MR)

$2.50

FRI

 

1,086

291

1.63

RUNAWAYS #3

$2.99

MAR

 

1,086

292

1.61

LULLABY WISDOM SEEKER #2 (OF 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

1,073

293

1.45

CAPTAIN AMERICA #5

$2.99

MAR

 

966

294

1.43

ERIKA TELEKINETIKA #3 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

953

295

1.41

HEAVEN SENT #10 (Of 11)

$2.99

ANT

 

940

296

1.4

CAT W/REALLY BIG HEAD

$2.95

SLG

 

933

297

1.38

ROBERT CRUMBS ZAP COMIX #15 (A)

$4.95

LAS

 

920

298

1.35

I HUNT MONSTERS VOL 2 #5

$2.99

ANT

 

900

299

1.34

FADE FROM BLUE #10 (Of 10)

$4.95

SEC

 

893

300

1.29

DRAWN & QUARTERLY #8

$3.75

DRA

 

860

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

 

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

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual April orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'DC Closes the Gap in April' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in April, see 'Graphic Novels Drive April Sales.'

 

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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