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Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2005

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

Published: 09/20/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during August 2005.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in August, see ''Justice' Tops in August.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'Comic Sales Soar in August.'
 

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

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

286.8

JUSTICE #1 (OF 12)

$2.99

DC

 

190,424

2

235.01

NEW AVENGERS #8*

$2.50

MAR

 

156,037

3

219.4

NEW AVENGERS #9*

$2.50

MAR

 

145,673

4

211.88

HOUSE O/M #5 (OF 8)*

$2.99

MAR

 

140,680

5

189.52

ASTONISHING X-MEN #12

$2.99

MAR

 

125,834

6

185.81

SUPERGIRL #1

$2.99

DC

 

123,370

7

163.43

GREEN LANTERN #3

$2.99

DC

 

108,511

8

145.99

GREEN LANTERN #4

$2.99

DC

 

96,932

9

141.59

OMAC PROJECT #5 (OF 6)

$2.50

DC

 

94,010

10

132.53

JLA #117

$2.50

DC

 

87,995

11

131.95

UNCANNY X-MEN #463

$2.50

MAR

 

87,610

12

127.6

VILLAINS UNITED #4 (OF 6)

$2.50

DC

 

84,721

13

124.54

ULTIMATES ANNUAL #1 (MR)

$3.99

MAR

 

82,690

14

116.54

ULT IRON MAN #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

77,378

15

114.98

X-MEN #174

$2.50

MAR

 

76,342

16

114.81

ULT X-MEN #62

$2.50

MAR

 

76,229

17

113.89

WOLVERINE #31 (MR)

$2.50

MAR

 

75,618

18

113.82

ULT SPIDER-MAN #81

$2.50

MAR

 

75,572

19

113.11

RANN THANAGAR WAR #4 (OF 6)

$2.50

DC

 

75,101

20

112.63

TEEN TITANS #27

$2.50

DC

 

74,782

21

108.51

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #523

$2.50

MAR

 

72,046

22

108.27

DAY O/VENGEANCE #5 (OF 6)

$2.50

DC

 

71,887

23

108.09

ULT FANTASTIC FOUR #22

$2.50

MAR

 

71,767

24

106.65

ULT SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1

$3.99

MAR

 

70,811

25

102.28

ULT X-MEN ANNUAL #1

$3.99

MAR

 

67,910

26

101.73

YOUNG AVENGERS #6

$2.99

MAR

 

67,545

27

101.21

SPIDER-MAN HOUSE O/M #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

67,199

28

100

BATMAN #643

$2.50

DC

 

66,396

29

98.09

BATMAN #644

$2.50

DC

 

65,128

30

92.69

FANTASTIC FOUR HOUSE O/M #2 (OF 3)

$2.99

MAR

 

61,542

31

92.27

SUPERMAN #220

$2.50

DC

 

61,264

32

87.74

DC SPECIAL THE RETURN O/DONNA TROY #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

58,256

33

87.06

IRON MAN HOUSE O/M #2 (OF 3)

$2.99

MAR

 

57,804

34

80.09

INCREDIBLE HULK #85

$2.99

MAR

 

53,177

35

78.21

JSA #76

$2.50

DC

 

51,928

36

78.08

CAPTAIN AMERICA #8*

$2.99

MAR

 

51,842

37

77.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #530

$2.99

MAR

 

51,782

38

76.2

SUPREME POWER #18 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

50,594

39

75.67

FLASH #225

$2.50

DC

 

50,242

40

74.65

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

$2.99

MAR

 

49,565

41

73.93

DETECTIVE COMICS #809

$2.99

DC

 

49,087

42

73.13

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #17

$2.99

MAR

 

48,555

43

73

ACTION COMICS #830

$2.50

DC

 

48,469

44

72.9

IRON MAN #4

$2.99

MAR

 

48,403

45

72.7

DETECTIVE COMICS #810

$2.99

DC

 

48,270

46

72.58

MARVEL 1602 NEW WORLD #1 (OF 5)

$3.50

MAR

 

48,190

47

70.93

SERENITY #2 (OF 3)*

$2.99

DAR

 

47,095

48

70.09

ADVENTURES O/SUPERMAN #643

$2.50

DC

 

46,537

49

69.92

DAREDEVIL #76

$2.99

MAR

 

46,424

50

69.34

JSA CLASSIFIED #2

$2.50

DC

 

46,039

51

67.23

CAPTAIN AMERICA #9

$2.99

MAR

 

44,638

52

66.76

WILDSIDERZ #1 (OF 5)

$3.50

DC

 

44,326

53

66.3

OUTSIDERS #27

$2.50

DC

 

44,021

54

66.13

NEW X-MEN #17

$2.99

MAR

 

43,908

55

65.64

JLA CLASSIFIED #11

$2.99

DC

 

43,582

56

64.62

BLACK PANTHER #7

$2.99

MAR

 

42,905

57

61.59

MUTOPIA X #2 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

40,893

58

60.98

MARVEL 1602 NEW WORLD #2 (OF 5)

$3.50

MAR

 

40,488

59

59.86

DAREDEVIL FATHER #2 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

39,745

60

59.59

BATMAN JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #1 (OF 12)

$2.50

DC

 

39,565

61

57.79

WONDER WOMAN #220

$2.50

DC

 

38,370

62

57.07

SEVEN SOLDIERS ZATANNA #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

37,892

63

56.23

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

$2.99

DC

 

37,334

64

55.78

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #11

$2.99

MAR

 

37,036

65

55.76

PUNISHER #24 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

37,022

66

54.63

WEAPON X DAYS O/FUTURE NOW #2 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

36,272

67

54.53

SUPERGIRL #0

$2.99

DC

 

36,206

68

54.44

NIGHTWING #111

$2.50

DC

 

36,146

69

53.97

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #9

$2.99

DC

 

35,834

70

53.4

CONAN #19 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

35,455

71

50.93

EXILES #68

$2.99

MAR

 

33,815

72

49.6

SHANNA THE SHE DEVIL #7 (OF 7) (MR)

$3.50

MAR

 

32,932

73

49.48

DEFENDERS #2 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

32,853

74

49.05

WONDER WOMAN #219*

$2.50

DC

 

32,567

75

48.91

GREEN ARROW #53

$2.50

DC

 

32,474

76

48.31

BIRDS O/PREY #85

$2.50

DC

 

32,076

77

48.16

SEVEN SOLDIERS SHINING KNIGHT #4 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

31,976

78

46.06

SEVEN SOLDIERS KLARION THE WITCH BOY #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

30,582

79

45.62

POWERS #12 (MR)*

$3.95

MAR

 

30,290

80

45.52

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #68

$2.50

DC

 

30,223

81

44.84

DAREDEVIL VS PUNISHER #3 (OF 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

29,772

82

43.02

ROBIN #141

$2.50

DC

 

28,564

83

42.79

SPIDER-MAN BREAKOUT #5 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

28,411

84

42.41

BATGIRL #67

$2.50

DC

 

28,159

85

42.4

ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE #3 (OF 16)

$2.99

DC

 

28,152

86

42.18

SOULFIRE DYING O/T LIGHT #1

$2.99

ASP

 

28,006

87

41.49

SPAWN #148

$2.50

IMA

 

27,548

88

40.76

RUNAWAYS #7

$2.99

MAR

 

27,063

89

40.7

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #21

$2.99

MAR

 

27,023

90

40

Y THE LAST MAN #36 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

26,558

91

39.12

NEW X-MEN HELLIONS #4 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

25,974

92

38.79

WHA HUH (RES)

$3.99

MAR

 

25,755

93

38.31

OFF HANDBK ULT MARVEL UNIVERSE 2005

$3.99

MAR

 

25,436

94

38.11

CABLE DEADPOOL #18

$2.99

MAR

 

25,304

95

38.09

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #194

$2.50

DC

 

25,290

96

37.58

FABLES #40 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

24,952

97

36.26

HULK DESTRUCTION #2 (OF 4) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

24,075

98

36.12

TOXIN #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

23,982

99

35.72

X-MEN UNLIMITED #10

$2.99

MAR

 

23,717

100

34.77

FATHOM #3

$2.99

ASP

 

23,086

101

34.23

NEIL GAIMANS NEVERWHERE #3 (OF 9) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

22,727

102

33.44

GI JOE SNAKE-EYES DECLASSIFIED #1

$2.95

DEV

 

22,203

103

33.36

MARVEL TEAM-UP #11

$2.99

MAR

 

22,150

104

33.35

BATMAN JEKYLL AND HYDE #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

22,143

105

33.35

X-MEN KITTY PRYDE SHADOW & FLAME #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,143

106

33.33

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #2

$2.95

DEV

 

22,130

107

33.3

MANHUNTER #13

$2.50

DC

 

22,110

108

33.15

HAWKMAN #43

$2.50

DC

 

22,010

109

32.25

SW GENERAL GRIEVOUS #4 (OF 4) (C: 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

21,413

110

31.91

NECROMANCER #1*

$2.99

IMA

 

21,187

111

31.85

SERENITY #1 (OF 3)*

$2.99

DAR

 

21,147

112

31.83

EX MACHINA #14 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

21,134

113

31.68

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #3

$2.95

DEV

 

21,034

114

31.47

JACK CROSS #1

$2.50

DC

 

20,895

115

31.18

CATWOMAN #46

$2.50

DC

 

20,702

116

30.2

NIGHTCRAWLER #9

$2.99

MAR

 

20,052

117

29.7

SW EMPIRE #33 (C: 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

19,720

118

28.94

GOTHAM CENTRAL #34

$2.50

DC

 

19,215

119

28.35

AUTHORITY REVOLUTION #11 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

18,823

120

28.3

DAREDEVIL REDEMPTION #6 (OF 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

18,790

121

27.92

SPIDER-GIRL #89

$2.99

MAR

 

18,538

122

26.64

FIRESTORM #16

$2.50

DC

 

17,688

123

26.61

WALKING DEAD #21 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

17,668

124

26.54

AQUAMAN #33

$2.50

DC

 

17,621

125

26.23

BLOOD O/T DEMON #6

$2.50

DC

 

17,416

126

26.1

MARVEL NEMESIS IMPERFECTS #4 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

17,329

127

25.95

RISING STARS VOICES O/T DEAD #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

17,230

128

25.93

TOP TEN BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT #1 (OF 5)

$2.99

DC

 

17,216

129

25.19

BPRD THE BLACK FLAME #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

DAR

 

16,725

130

24.18

WITCHBLADE #88

$2.99

IMA

 

16,055

131

24.09

ORORO BEFORE THE STORM #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

15,995

132

24.03

HUNTER KILLER DOSSIER ONE SHOT

$2.99

IMA

 

15,955

133

23.88

REVELATIONS #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

DAR

 

15,855

134

23.48

JSA CLASSIFIED #1*

$2.50

DC

 

15,590

135

23.2

ADVENTURES O/SUPERMAN #642*

$2.50

DC

 

15,404

136

22.98

ARANA HEART O/T SPIDER #6

$2.99

MAR

 

15,258

137

22.93

MONSTER WAR WITCHBLADE VS FRANKENSTEIN #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

15,225

138

22.65

HOUSE O/M #1 MADUREIRA CON ED

$1.50

MAR

 

15,039

139

22.52

MEGA MORPHS #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

14,952

140

22.28

100 BULLETS #63 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

14,793

141

22.18

HELLBLAZER #211 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

14,727

142

22.03

ARANA HEART O/T SPIDER #7

$2.99

MAR

 

14,627

143

22

DAREDEVIL FATHER DIRECTORS CUT #1

$2.99

MAR

 

14,607

144

21.91

DOOM PATROL #15

$2.50

DC

 

14,547

145

20.6

DARKNESS #22

$2.99

IMA

 

13,678

146

20.55

MONSTER WAR DARKNESS VS MR HYDE #4 (OF 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

13,644

147

20.31

NEW WARRIORS #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

13,485

148

19.94

ANGEL THE CURSE #3 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

13,239

149

19.83

TEEN TITANS GO #22

$2.25

DC

 

13,166

150

19.54

MEGA MORPHS #2 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

12,974

151

19.29

MAJESTIC #8

$2.99

DC

 

12,808

152

19.26

AMAZING FANTASY #11

$2.99

MAR

 

12,788

153

19.14

DAWN THREE TIERS #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

12,708

154

19.11

OTHERWORLD #6 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

12,688

155

18.93

ACTION COMICS #829*

$2.50

DC

 

12,569

156

18.59

FRESHMEN #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

12,343

157

18.12

INVINCIBLE #25

$4.95

IMA

 

12,031

158

18.04

SILENT DRAGON #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

11,978

159

17.7

SOLO #6

$4.99

DC

 

11,752

160

17.55

GIRLS #4 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

11,652

161

17.24

BOOKS O/MAGICK LIFE DURING WARTIME #13 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

11,447

162

17.09

LUCIFER #65 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

11,347

163

17.08

WINTER MEN #1 (OF 8) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

11,340

164

17.05

SUPERMAN #219*

$2.50

DC

 

11,321

165

17.03

ANT #1

$2.99

IMA

 

11,307

166

16.97

SIMPSONS COMICS #109

$2.99

BON

 

11,267

167

16.95

TOM STRONG #34

$2.99

DC

 

11,254

168

16.84

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #12

$2.25

DC

 

11,181

169

15.53

GRAVITY #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

10,311

170

15.23

SWAMP THING #18 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,112

171

14.85

DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES #1 (OF 8)

$2.95

DEV

 

9,860

172

14.85

SON O/VULCAN #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

9,860

173

14.62

SAMURAI HEAVEN & EARTH #4 (OF 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

9,707

174

14.35

BATMAN STRIKES #12

$2.25

DC

 

9,528

175

14.24

BREACH #8

$2.50

DC

 

9,455

176

13.87

STRANGERS I/PARADISE #75

$2.95

ABS

 

9,209

177

13.74

LIVEWIRES #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

9,123

178

13.45

CITY O/TOMORROW #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

8,930

179

13.37

CITY O/HEROES #4

$2.99

IMA

 

8,877

180

13.26

MAN W/T SCREAMING BRAIN #4 (OF 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

8,804

181

13.21

SHAUN O/T DEAD #2 (OF 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

8,771

182

13.15

INTIMATES #10

$2.99

DC

 

8,731

183

13.11

LADY DEATH WICKED #1/2*

$2.99

AVA

 

8,705

184

12.92

SPELLBINDERS #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

8,578

185

12.92

BART SIMPSON COMICS #25

$2.99

BON

 

8,578

186

12.91

LOSERS #27 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

8,572

187

12.69

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #152

$2.25

ARC

 

8,426

188

12.49

FANTASTIC FOUR HOUSE O/M #1 (OF 3)*

$2.99

MAR

 

8,293

189

12.21

MNEMOVORE #4 (OF 6) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

8,107

190

11.96

BRIAN PULIDOS MEDIEVAL LADY DEATH #6*

$3.99

AVA

 

7,941

191

11.96

INCREDIBLE HULK #83*

$2.99

MAR

 

7,941

192

11.89

SPIKE OLD TIMES ONE SHOT

$7.49

IDW

 

7,894

193

11.85

MNEMOVORE #5 (OF 6) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

7,868

194

11.76

ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN BOY WONDER #1

$2.99

DC

 

7,808

195

11.5

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #6

$2.50

MAR

 

7,636

196

11.11

EMILY THE STRANGE #1

$7.95

DAR

 

7,377

197

10.87

OMAC PROJECT #4 (OF 6)

$2.50

DC

 

7,217

198

10.85

DEVILS REJECTS #1

$3.99

IDW

 

7,204

199

10.6

MUTOPIA X #1*

$2.99

MAR

 

7,038

200

10.36

METAL GEAR SOLID #12

$3.99

IDW

 

6,879

201

9.73

KABUKI REFLECTIONS BOOK #5

$5.99

MAR

 

6,460

202

9.71

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #3

$2.50

MAR

 

6,447

203

9.61

ATOMIKA #4

$2.99

SPE

 

6,381

204

9.59

HUMAN RACE #6 (OF 7)

$2.99

DC

 

6,367

205

9.51

FORGOTTEN REALMS DARK ELF HOMELAND CVR A #3 (OF 3)

$4.95

DEV

 

6,314

206

9.38

USAGI YOJIMBO #86

$2.99

DAR

 

6,228

207

9.31

JON SABLE FREELANCE BLOODLINE #3 (OF 6)

$3.99

IDW

 

6,181

208

9.1

MACHINE TEEN #4 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

6,042

209

8.99

IRON MAN HOUSE O/M #1 (OF 3)*

$2.99

MAR

 

5,969

210

8.86

TRIGGER #8 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

5,883

211

8.67

BATTLE POPE COLOR #2

$2.99

IMA

 

5,757

212

8.56

MATADOR #4 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

5,683

213

8.46

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #105

$3.99

KEN

 

5,617

214

8.36

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #106

$3.99

KEN

 

5,551

215

8.3

ROBERT JORDANS NEW SPRING #1

$3.95

RED

 

5,511

216

7.92

BODY BAGS FATHERS DAY #2 (OF 2) (MR)

$5.99

IMA

 

5,259

217

7.88

MARVEL MILESTONES CAPTAIN BRITAIN PSYLOCKE GOLDEN AGE SUB

$3.99

MAR

 

5,232

218

7.36

IRON GHOST #3 (OF 6) (C: 3)

$2.99

IMA

 

4,887

219

7.22

UNCLE SCROOGE #345

$6.95

GEM

 

4,794

220

7.21

HIP FLASK MYSTERY CITY

$4.99

ACT

 

4,787

221

7.13

SHADOWHAWK #4

$2.99

IMA

 

4,734

222

7.01

SCOOBY DOO #99

$2.25

DC

 

4,654

223

6.96

QUEEN & COUNTRY DECLASSIFIED VOL 2 #2 (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

4,621

224

6.87

QUEEN & COUNTRY DECLASSIFIED VOL 3 #3 (OF 3) (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

4,561

225

6.81

NOBLE CAUSES #12

$3.50

IMA

 

4,522

226

6.79

POWERPUFF GIRLS #65

$2.25

DC

 

4,508

227

6.68

DEATH JR #3 (OF 3)

$4.99

IMA

 

4,435

228

6.62

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #331

$2.95

GEM

 

4,395

229

6.59

GODLAND #2

$2.99

IMA

 

4,375

230

6.4

SPIDER-MAN HOUSE O/M DCD SKETCH VARIANT #1 (OF 5)

$1.50

MAR

 

4,249

231

6.38

HOUSE O/M #4 (OF 8)*

$2.99

MAR

 

4,236

232

6.25

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #104 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,150

233

6.14

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #280

$2.95

GEM

 

4,077

234

6.07

STRANGE GIRL #3

$2.99

IMA

 

4,030

235

6.03

IMAGINARIES #3 (OF 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,004

236

5.93

GRIMJACK KILLER INSTINCT #6 (OF 6)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,937

237

5.81

CSI NEW YORK BLOODY MURDER #2 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,858

238

5.77

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #660

$6.95

GEM

 

3,831

239

5.51

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #23

$2.95

MIR

 

3,658

240

5.41

COMMON FOE #2 (OF 4)

$3.50

IMA

 

3,592

241

5.39

SEASON O/T WITCH #0

$2.50

IMA

 

3,579

242

5.34

LEGEND O/ISIS #3

$2.99

ALI

 

3,546

243

5.27

PHANTOM #8

$3.50

MOO

 

3,499

244

5.25

BEOWULF #4

$2.99

SPE

 

3,486

245

5.16

GOLD DIGGER #66

$2.99

ANT

 

3,426

246

5.14

STUPID COMICS #3

$2.99

IMA

 

3,413

247

5.1

JLA #116

$2.50

DC

 

3,386

248

5.05

OMAC PROJECT #2*

$2.50

DC

 

3,353

249

4.99

HORROR SHOW #1

$4.95

DEA

 

3,313

250

4.99

METAL GEAR SOLID #11

$3.99

IDW

 

3,313

251

4.96

NIGHT MARY #1 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,293

252

4.83

TALES O/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #13

$3.25

MIR

 

3,207

253

4.81

HOUSE O/M CASSADAY #3 (OF 8)*

$2.99

MAR

 

3,194

254

4.77

BONE REST #2 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

3,167

255

4.71

24 MIDNIGHT SUN ONE SHOT

$7.49

IDW

 

3,127

256

4.7

HERO SQUARED #2 (OF 3)

$3.99

BOO

 

3,121

257

4.7

TALES O/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #14

$3.25

MIR

 

3,121

258

4.64

SIMPSONS CLASSICS #5

$3.99

BON

 

3,081

259

4.62

GROUNDED #2 (OF 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

3,067

260

4.56

HERO AT LARGE #1

$2.99

SPE

 

3,028

261

4.52

10TH MUSE VOL 2 #4

$2.99

ALI

 

3,001

262

4.51

GRIMOIRE #5

$2.99

SPE

 

2,994

263

4.48

OMAC PROJECT #3 (OF 6)

$2.50

DC

 

2,975

264

4.42

PROMETHEA COVERS BOOK SC

$5.99

DC

 

2,935

265

4.35

ARCHIE #559

$2.25

ARC

 

2,888

266

4.27

SUPER MANGA BLAST #54 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

2,835

267

4.27

FERRO CITY #1

$2.99

IMA

 

2,835

268

4.23

HERO CAMP #4 (OF 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,809

269

4.18

JLA CLASSIFIED #10

$2.99

DC

 

2,775

270

4.12

LOONEY TUNES #129

$2.25

DC

 

2,736

271

4.05

BETTY & VERONICA #211

$2.25

ARC

 

2,689

272

4.03

WINGS O/ANANSI ONE SHOT

$6.99

IMA

 

2,676

273

4.03

GIANT SIZE SPIDER-WOMAN #1

$4.99

MAR

 

2,676

274

4.02

BEAR #9

$2.95

SLG

 

2,669

275

4.02

OF BITTER SOULS #1

$2.99

SPE

 

2,669

276

4.01

ARTXILLA TASTY TREATS 2005 ONE SHOT

$6.99

IMA

 

2,662

277

4

HOUSE O/M DODSON #2 (OF 8)*

$2.99

MAR

 

2,656

279

3.93

SMALL GODS #10

$2.99

IMA

 

2,609

278

3.93

LITTLE GLOOMYS SUPER SCARY MONSTER SHOW #1

$2.95

SLG

 

2,609

280

3.91

SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE #2 (MR)

$4.00

EVI

 

2,596

281

3.84

EXPATRIATE #3

$2.99

IMA

 

2,550

282

3.8

OMAC PROJECT #1 3RD PRINT

$2.50

DC

 

2,523

283

3.79

SMOKE #3 (OF 3)

$7.49

IDW

 

2,516

284

3.7

SABRINA VOL 2 #69

$2.25

ARC

 

2,457

285

3.66

KARNEY #4 (OF 4) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,430

286

3.62

BETTY #149

$2.25

ARC

 

2,404

287

3.62

JUDO GIRL #4 (OF 4)

$2.99

ALI

 

2,404

288

3.6

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #71

$2.25

ARC

 

2,390

289

3.52

PIGTALE #3

$2.99

IMA

 

2,337

290

3.47

NYC MECH BETA LOVE #3

$2.99

IMA

 

2,304

291

3.45

LETHAL INSTINCT #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

ALI

 

2,291

292

3.44

MAD MAGAZINE #457

$3.99

DC

 

2,284

293

3.39

ROCKETO #1

$2.99

SPE

 

2,251

294

3.32

PULSE #10

$2.99

MAR

 

2,204

295

3.28

GIFFENS WHAT WERE THEY THINKING ONE SHOT

$3.99

BOO

 

2,178

296

3.27

KOLCHAK TALES BLACK & WHITE & RED ALL OVER

$4.95

MOO

 

2,171

297

3.24

VERONICA #164

$2.25

ARC

 

2,151

298

3.23

CSI NEW YORK BLOODY MURDER #1 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,145

299

3.18

SHOJO BEAT SEP 05 VOL 1 #3

$5.99

VIZ

 

2,111

300

3.16

ZORRO #3

$2.95

NBM

 

2,098

 

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

ALI = Alias Enterprises LLC

ANT = Antarctic Press

ARC = Archie Comic Publications

ASP = Aspen MLT Inc.

AVA = Avatar Press

BON = Bongo Comics

CAR = Cartoon Books

DEV = Devil's Due Publishing

DYN = Dynamite Entertainment

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

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Devil's Due, Archie, Aspen, Dynamite Entertainment 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, 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 July, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--July 2005.'

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual July orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Miller & Lee Break Records' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'July Comics Sales Up 10%.'

 

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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