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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2005

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

Published: 07/25/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during June 2005.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in June, see ''House of M' Bofo at 233K.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Graphic Novel Gains Outpace Comics Again.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2005.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

11.44

WE 3 TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

7,689

2

9.24

MARVEL 1602 TP

$19.99

MAR

 

6,210

3

8.25

FRUITS BASKET VOL 10 GN (OF 14)

$9.99

TKP

 

5,545

4

7.92

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 3 N-ZONE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

5,323

5

7.83

BATMAN WAR GAMES ACT TWO TP

$14.99

DC

 

5,262

6

7.53

SUPERMAN INFINITE CITY HC

$24.99

DC

 

5,061

7

7.15

SUPERMAN GODFALL TP

$9.99

DC

 

4,805

8

6.73

NEW TEEN TITANS WHO IS DONNA TROY TP

$19.99

DC

 

4,523

9

6.65

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 4 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,469

10

6.46

LIFE & TIMES O/SCROOGE MCDUCK TP

$16.99

GEM

 

4,342

11

6.35

JSA VOL 8 BLACK REIGN TP

$12.99

DC

 

4,268

12

6.26

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG HC

$19.99

MAR

 

4,207

13

6.22

BATMAN BEGINS THE MOVIE & OTHER TALES O/T DARK KNIGHT TP

$12.99

DC

 

4,180

14

6.17

BATTLE ROYALE VOL 13 GN (OF 14) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

4,147

15

6.15

SMOKE #1 (OF 3)

$7.49

IDW

 

4,133

16

5.67

WALT DISNEYS VACATION PARADE #2

$8.95

GEM

 

3,811

17

5.3

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 15 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,562

18

5.22

LUCIFER VOL 8 THE WOLF BENEATH THE TREE TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

3,508

19

5.05

BATMAN SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN TRINITY TP

$17.99

DC

 

3,394

20

4.96

SILENT HILL THE GRINNING MAN

$7.49

IDW

 

3,334

21

4.74

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL VOL 14 LAST BLOOD TP (MR)

$17.95

DAR

 

3,186

22

4.65

FANTASTIC FOUR THE MOVIE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

3,125

23

4.61

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES GEORGE PEREZ VOL 1 TP

$19.99

MAR

 

3,098

24

4.47

DARKSTALKERS VOL 1 TP

$12.99

DEV

 

3,004

25

4.29

NEGIMA VOL 6 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

2,883

26

4.14

DONALD DUCK ADVENTURES VOL 12 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,782

27

3.99

CLIVE BARKERS THIEF O/ALWAYS VOL 3 TP

$7.49

IDW

 

2,682

28

3.87

LIBERTY MEADOWS VOL 3 SUMMER OF LOVE TP

$14.95

IMA

 

2,601

29

3.8

CAPTAIN AMERICA BY JACK KIRBY BICENTENNIAL BATTLES TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,554

30

3.64

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 1 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,446

31

3.62

SAIYUKI VOL 9 GN (OF 9) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,433

32

3.59

BATMAN TALES O/T DEMON NEW PTG

$17.99

DC

 

2,413

33

3.59

DEARS VOL 3 GN (OF 6)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,413

34

3.57

HULK GRAY TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,399

35

3.57

BLEACH VOL 7 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

2,399

36

3.5

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS WOLVERINE CLASSIC VOL 1 TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,352

37

3.5

XXXHOLIC VOL 5 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,352

38

3.5

MICKEY MOUSE ADVENTURES VOL 4 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,352

39

3.44

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

2,312

40

3.43

NEGATIVE BURN WINTER 2005

$9.95

IMA

 

2,305

41

3.4

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL 3 VAMP TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

2,285

42

3.4

X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR HC

$19.99

MAR

 

2,285

43

3.37

BATMAN ARCHIVES VOL 6 HC

$49.99

DC

 

2,265

44

3.31

ICE HAVEN GN

$18.95

RAN

 

2,225

45

3.29

CHRONO CRUSADE MANGA VOL 5 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

2,211

46

3.28

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

2,204

47

3.23

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 14 GN (OF 27) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,171

48

3.13

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

2,104

49

3.08

STRANGERS I/PARADISE VOL 16 MOLLY & POO TP

$8.95

ABS

 

2,070

50

3.02

METAL GEAR SOLID VOL 1 TP

$19.99

IDW

 

2,030

51

3.02

PRINCESS AI VOL 2 LUMINATION GN (OF 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,030

52

2.93

YOTSUBA MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,969

53

2.9

LITTLE LULU VOL 4 SUNDAY AFTERNOON TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,949

54

2.82

BATMAN HUSH VOL 2 TP NEW PTG

$12.99

DC

 

1,895

55

2.79

FULL METAL PANIC OVERLOAD MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,875

56

2.79

NEW X-MEN ACADEMY X VOL 2 HAUNTED TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,875

57

2.77

F MILLER SIN CITY VOL 2 DAME TO KILL FOR 2ND TP (MR)

$17.00

DAR

 

1,862

58

2.73

FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS HC

$45.00

MAR

 

1,835

59

2.67

SW EP 3 REVENGE O/T SITH TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,794

60

2.64

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,774

61

2.61

GET BACKERS VOL 10 GN (OF 26) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,754

62

2.59

F MILLER SIN CITY VOL 4 THAT YELLOW BASTARD 2ND TP (MR)

$19.00

DAR

 

1,741

63

2.56

LOEG THE ABSOLUTE ED VOL 2 OVERSIZED HC

$75.00

DC

 

1,721

64

2.53

SAKURA TAISEN VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,700

65

2.52

AGE O/BRONZE VOL 2 SACRIFICE TP

$19.95

IMA

 

1,694

66

2.48

RG VEDA VOL 2 GN (OF 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,667

67

2.47

F MILLER SIN CITY VOL 6 BOOZE BROADS BULLETS 2ND TP (MR)

$15.00

DAR

 

1,660

68

2.46

GRAVITATION VOL 12 GN (OF 12) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,653

69

2.45

MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER VOL 2 4000 AD HC

$49.95

DAR

 

1,647

70

2.44

GUNSLINGER GIRL MANGA VOL 3 TP (MR)

$9.99

ADV

 

1,640

71

2.44

BIG BEEFY BOOK O/BART SIMPSON TP

$13.95

BON

 

1,640

72

2.42

DRAGONBALL Z VOL 20 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,626

73

2.39

F MILLER SIN CITY VOL 1 HARD GOODBYE 2ND TP (MR)

$17.00

DAR

 

1,606

74

2.39

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,606

75

2.31

BECK MONGOLIAN CHOP SQUAD VOL 1 GN (OF 19)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,553

76

2.27

BATMAN YEAR ONE DLX ED HC

$19.99

DC

 

1,526

77

2.23

KARE KANO VOL 16 GN (OF 18)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,499

78

2.2

CAPTAIN AMERICA & FALCON VOL 2 BROTHERS & KEEPERS TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,479

79

2.19

ANGEL SANCTUARY VOL 8 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,472

80

2.15

EARTHBOY JACOBOUS GN

$17.95

IMA

 

1,445

81

2.14

WATCHMEN TP NEW PTG

$19.99

DC

 

1,438

82

2.13

BLUE MONDAY VOL 4 PAINTED MOON TP (MR)

$11.95

ONI

 

1,432

83

2.12

EX MACHINA VOL 1 THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TP (MR)

$9.95

DC

 

1,425

84

2.09

KING O/HELL VOL 10 GN (OF 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,405

85

2.08

MARVEL MASTERWORKS GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER VOL 1 NEW ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,398

86

2.03

NAIL VOL 1 TP (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

1,364

87

2.02

INCAL VOL 2 THE EPIC JOURNEY TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

1,358

88

2.01

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE VOL 3 TP (MR)

$24.99

BRO

 

1,351

89

2

NEW INVADERS TO END ALL WARS TP

$19.99

MAR

 

1,344

90

1.99

WIZARD BEST O/BASIC TRAINING DLX TP

$29.99

WIZ

 

1,337

91

1.98

BEST O/SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,331

92

1.97

WARS END PROFILES FROM BOSNIA 1995-96 HC (MR)

$14.95

DRA

 

1,324

93

1.96

MARVEL MASTERWORKS CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 2 NEW ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,317

94

1.93

HIKARU NO GO VOL 4 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,297

95

1.91

WHATS MICHAEL VOL 10 SLEEPLESS NIGHTS TP

$8.95

DAR

 

1,284

96

1.9

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP VOL 1 HELP FRIENDS DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,277

97

1.9

HEAT GUY J GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,277

98

1.88

JING KING O/BANDITS TWILIGHT TALES VOL 4 GN (OF 6)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,264

99

1.88

FANTASTIC FOUR CLOBBERIN TIME DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,264

100

1.87

YU GI OH DUELIST VOL 5 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,257

 
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
ABS = Abstract Studio
ADV = A.D. Vision
ALI = Alias Enterprises LLC
ANT = Antarctic Press
ARC = Archie Comic Publications
ASP = Apen MLT Inc.
AVA = Avatar Press
BON = Bongo Comics
CAR = Cartoon Books
DEV = Devil's Due Publishing
DYN = Dynamite Entertainment
FAN = Fantagraphics Books
GEM = Gemstone Publishing
IDW = IDW Publishing
MIR = Mirage Studios
ONI = Oni Press Inc.
SLG = Slave Labor Graphics
TIT = Titan Publishing
TKP = Tokyopop
VIZ = Viz Media
 
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 June, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of June.
 
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Devil's Due, Avatar, Aspen Studios and Gemstone 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 May, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2005.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in May, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2005.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual May orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Green Lantern #1 Tops 168K' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see 'Graphic Novels Keep Dollars Up Again.'
 
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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