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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2005

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

Published: 08/16/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during July 2005.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in July, see 'Miller & Lee Break Records.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'July Comics Sales Up 10%.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2005.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

13.03

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 5 RING O/TRUTH TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

8,526

2

9.79

ULT X-MEN VOL 11 MOST DANGEROUS GAME TP

$9.99

MAR

 

6,406

3

9.78

ULT SPIDER-MAN VOL 13 HOBGOBLIN TP

$15.99

MAR

 

6,400

4

9.7

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES DIGEST (MR)

$9.99

DC

 

6,347

5

9.31

SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 3 ABSOLUTE POWER HC

$19.99

DC

 

6,092

6

8.52

100 BULLETS VOL 8 THE HARD WAY TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

5,575

7

8.06

SPACE GHOST TP

$14.99

DC

 

5,274

8

6.95

X-MEN NEW AGE O/APOCALYPSE TP

$20.99

MAR

 

4,548

9

6.49

FRUITS BASKET VOL 11 GN (OF 14)

$9.99

TKP

 

4,247

10

6.34

WIZARD MICHAEL TURNER MILLENNIUM LTD ED DLX HC

$29.99

WIZ

 

4,149

11

6.15

BERSERK VOL 8 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

4,024

12

6.12

COMBAT ZONE TRUE TALES O/GIS IN IRAQ VOL 1 TP

$19.99

MAR

 

4,005

13

5.97

NIGHTWING YEAR 1 TP

$14.99

DC

 

3,906

14

5.82

SW CLONE WARS VOL 6 ON THE FIELDS O/BATTLE TP

$17.95

DAR

 

3,808

15

5.67

TIM BURTONS NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS MANGA GN

$8.99

WAR

 

3,710

16

5.64

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 2 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

3,691

17

5.27

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 16 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,448

18

5.26

INU YASHA VOL 22 TP

$8.95

VIZ

 

3,442

19

5.07

MICKEY MOUSE MEETS BLOTMAN

$5.99

GEM

 

3,318

20

4.88

HOUSE O/M EXCALIBUR PRELUDE TP

$11.99

MAR

 

3,193

21

4.83

ESSENTIAL KILLRAVEN VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,161

22

4.81

FLASH THE SECRET O/BARRY ALLEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,147

23

4.57

THE PULSE VOL 2 SECRET WAR TP

$11.99

MAR

 

2,990

24

4.51

WANTED SC (MR)

$19.99

IMA

 

2,951

25

4.43

SMOKE #2 (OF 3)

$7.49

IDW

 

2,899

26

4.23

SECRET WARS TP

$29.99

MAR

 

2,768

27

4.13

EXILES VOL 10 AGE O/APOCALYPSE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,702

28

4.05

X-MEN GOLGOTHA TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,650

29

4.05

TSUBASA VOL 6 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,650

30

3.91

USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 19 FATHERS & SONS TP

$15.95

DAR

 

2,559

31

3.78

OH MY GODDESS VOL 21 TP

$10.95

DAR

 

2,473

32

3.71

CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 1 WINTER SOLDIER HC

$21.99

MAR

 

2,428

33

3.68

SUPERMAN THAT HEALING TOUCH TP

$14.99

DC

 

2,408

34

3.68

BONE VOL 2 GREAT COW RACE COLOR ED SC

$9.99

SCH

 

2,408

35

3.67

GTO VOL 25 GN (OF 25) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,401

36

3.66

AUTHORITY HUMAN ON THE INSIDE SC (MR)

$17.99

DC

 

2,395

37

3.47

TEEN TITANS GO VOL 3 BRING IT ON TP

$6.99

DC

 

2,271

38

3.43

DOCTOR SPECTRUM FULL SPECTRUM TP (MR)

$16.99

MAR

 

2,244

39

3.42

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 VOL 3 DIVINE TIME TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,238

40

3.41

APPLESEED VOL 1 (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

2,231

41

3.31

AVENGERS WEST COAST VISION QUEST TP

$24.99

MAR

 

2,166

42

3.07

CHRONO CRUSADE MANGA VOL 6 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

2,009

43

2.99

BATMAN YEAR 1 DELUXE EDITION HC

$19.99

DC

 

1,957

44

2.95

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,930

45

2.92

FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN VOL 1 TP

$8.99

VIZ

 

1,911

46

2.92

PLOT SECRET STORY O/PROTOCOLS O/T ELDERS O/ZION

$19.95

WW

 

1,911

47

2.89

SGT ROCK ARCHIVES VOL 3 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,891

48

2.79

YOTSUBA MANGA VOL 2 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,826

49

2.76

FREAKS O/T HEARTLAND TP

$17.95

DAR

 

1,806

50

2.76

ONE PIECE VOL 7 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,806

51

2.68

INVINCIBLE VOL 1 ULTIMATE COLL HC

$34.95

IMA

 

1,754

52

2.66

ELFQUEST THE GRAND QUEST VOL 9 TP

$9.99

DC

 

1,741

53

2.66

ASPEN EXTENDED ED

$5.99

ASP

 

1,741

54

2.59

PROMETHEA BOOK 5 HC

$24.99

DC

 

1,695

55

2.58

FULL METAL PANIC MANGA VOL 8 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,688

56

2.57

SAIYUKI RELOAD VOL 1 GN (OF 4) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,682

57

2.56

TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN HOW TO BE HAPPY TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,675

58

2.53

BATMAN HUSH VOL 2 TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,656

59

2.5

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

$17.00

DAR

 

1,636

60

2.47

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 15 GN (OF 27) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,616

61

2.46

SPIDER-MAN HUMAN TORCH IM WITH STUPID DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,610

62

2.45

INITIAL D VOL 19 GN (OF 29)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,603

63

2.36

HOT GIMMICK VOL 9 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,544

64

2.3

DOT HACK SIGN AI BUSTER NOVEL

$7.99

TKP

 

1,505

65

2.29

FUSHIGI YUGI VOL 15 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,498

66

2.25

MARVEL MASTERWORKS X-MEN VOL 5 NEW ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,472

67

2.22

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,453

68

2.15

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,407

69

2.14

WIZARD BEST O/BASIC TRAINING DLX TP

$29.99

WIZ

 

1,400

70

2.14

SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 1 PUBLIC ENEMIES TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,400

71

2.12

SCRAPPED PRINCESS VOL 1 GN (OF 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,387

72

2.11

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,381

73

2.05

GRAVITATION VOL 12 GN (OF 12) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,341

74

2.04

THING FREAKSHOW TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,335

75

2.03

KINETIC TP

$9.99

DC

 

1,328

76

1.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS X-MEN VOL 5 HC VARIANT ED

$54.99

MAR

 

1,302

77

1.99

BLAME VOL 1 GN (OF 10) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,302

78

1.97

SUIKODEN III VOL 7 GN (OF 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,289

79

1.95

GIRL GOT GAME VOL 10 GN (OF 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,276

80

1.93

KARE KANO VOL 16 GN (OF 18)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,263

81

1.92

YU GI OH DUELIST VOL 6 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,256

82

1.85

SGT FROG VOL 9 GN (OF 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,211

83

1.83

DESCENDANTS O/DARKNESS VOL 6 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,197

84

1.82

RIDE VOL 1 TP

$9.99

IMA

 

1,191

85

1.82

BILL & TEDS MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURES VOL 2 TP

$13.95

SLG

 

1,191

86

1.81

MODEL VOL 7 GN (OF 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,184

87

1.78

RIZELMINE GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,165

88

1.78

STRYKEFORCE TP

$16.99

IMA

 

1,165

89

1.78

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,165

90

1.73

IS VOL 2 GN

$7.99

VIZ

 

1,132

91

1.73

DAMPYR #4 NOCTURNE IN RED

$7.99

IDW

 

1,132

92

1.71

DEAD WEST VOL 1 GN

$14.95

TEE

 

1,119

93

1.68

ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO VOL 6 TP

$8.95

VIZ

 

1,099

94

1.67

REBIRTH VOL 15 GN (OF 18)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,093

95

1.67

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,093

96

1.66

CUTE MANIFESTO TP

$19.95

ALT

 

1,086

97

1.65

RAVE MASTER VOL 16 GN (OF 29)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,080

98

1.65

CROMARTIE HIGH SCHOOL MANGA VOL 3 TP

$10.95

ADV

 

1,080

99

1.64

JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC

$19.95

SLG

 

1,073

100

1.63

X-FORCE SHATTERSTAR TP

$16.99

MAR

 

1,067

 
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 July, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of July.
 
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 June, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2005.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2005.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual June orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''House of M' Bofo at 233K' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Graphic Novel Gains Outpace Comics 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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