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Top 100 Graphic Novels 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 comic books scheduled to ship during August, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2005.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

14.85

TOP TEN THE FORTY NINERS HC

$24.99

DC

 

9,860

2

10.84

ULTIMATES 2 VOL 1 GODS & MONSTERS TP

$15.99

MAR

 

7,197

3

9.32

NEW AVENGERS VOL 1 BREAKOUT HC

$19.99

MAR

 

6,188

4

6.47

SUPERMAN FOR TOMORROW VOL 2 HC

$24.99

DC

 

4,296

5

6.31

ADAM STRANGE PLANET HEIST TP

$19.99

DC

 

4,190

6

6.29

DCS GREATEST IMAGINARY STORIES TP

$19.99

DC

 

4,176

7

6.2

NARUTO VOL 7 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

4,117

8

5.81

TRIGUN MAXIMUM VOL 6 THE GUNSLINGER TP

$9.95

DAR

 

3,858

9

5.8

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL 6 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,851

10

5.69

JSA VOL 9 LOST TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,778

11

5.61

ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL 3 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,725

12

5.16

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 3 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

3,426

13

4.99

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 17 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,313

14

4.89

INU YASHA VOL 23 TP

$8.95

VIZ

 

3,247

15

4.82

DNANGEL VOL 9 GN (OF 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

3,200

16

4.73

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 18 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,141

17

4.69

STRANGE BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS TP

$17.99

MAR

 

3,114

18

4.62

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,067

19

4.56

UNCANNY X-MEN NEW AGE VOL 3 ON ICE TP

$15.99

MAR

 

3,028

20

4.24

RANMA 1/2 VOL 31 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

2,815

21

4.16

DONALD DUCK ADVENTURES VOL 13 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,762

22

4.09

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE VOL 1 TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,716

23

4.05

RUNAWAYS VOL 1 HC

$34.99

MAR

 

2,689

24

4.02

HISTORY O/VIOLENCE NEW TP NEW ED

$9.99

DC

 

2,669

25

3.94

BATTLE VIXENS VOL 8 GN (OF 8) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,616

26

3.88

WALT DISNEYS WORLD O/T DRAGONLORDS GN

$12.99

GEM

 

2,576

27

3.83

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 10 GN (OF 15) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,543

28

3.78

KARE KANO VOL 17 GN (OF 20)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,510

29

3.77

MAXX BOOK FIVE TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

2,503

30

3.73

CONCRETE VOL 1 DEPTHS TP

$12.95

DAR

 

2,477

31

3.56

BLEACH VOL 8 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

2,364

32

3.51

SUPERMAN THE MAN O/STEEL VOL 4 TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,330

33

3.47

INCREDIBLES TP

$9.95

DAR

 

2,304

34

3.47

AUTHORITY REVOLUTION BOOK 1 TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

2,304

35

3.44

AVENGERS VISION & SCARLET WITCH TP

$15.99

MAR

 

2,284

36

3.44

MICKEY MOUSE ADVENTURES VOL 5 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,284

37

3.43

HIPIRA THE LITTLE VAMPIRE HC

$13.95

DAR

 

2,277

38

3.35

HULK TEMPEST FUGIT TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,224

39

3.33

STORMBREAKER SAGA O/BETA RAY BILL TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,211

40

3.24

SANDMAN PRESENTS THESSALY WITCH FOR HIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

2,151

41

3.2

X-MEN VIGNETTES VOL 2 TP

$17.99

MAR

 

2,125

42

3.14

BATMAN HUSH VOL 2 TP

$12.99

DC

 

2,085

43

3.09

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

$17.00

DAR

 

2,052

44

3.07

WORLDS FINEST ARCHIVES VOL 3 HC

$49.99

DC

 

2,038

45

3.03

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

$14.99

DC

 

2,012

46

3.03

JAPAN TP (MR)

$12.95

DAR

 

2,012

47

2.99

WOLVERINE SOULTAKER TP

$13.99

MAR

 

1,985

48

2.97

CATWOMAN WILD RIDE TP

$14.99

DC

 

1,972

49

2.93

ROBIN ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,945

50

2.82

GIRLS BRAVO VOL 1 GN (OF 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,872

51

2.81

DAREDEVIL VOL 4 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,866

52

2.81

LITTLE LULU VOL 5 LULU I/T DOGHOUSE TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,866

53

2.77

TERRA OBSCURA VOL 2 TP

$14.99

DC

 

1,839

54

2.76

LEGEND O/GRIMJACK VOL 3 TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,833

55

2.72

MARVEL VISIONARIES JOHN ROMITA SR HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,806

56

2.7

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,793

57

2.65

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,759

58

2.6

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,726

59

2.6

FANTASTIC FOUR FOES TP

$16.99

MAR

 

1,726

60

2.58

TOKYO MEW MEW VOL 2 A LA MODE GN (OF 2)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,713

61

2.58

CHRONICLES O/CONAN VOL 8 TOWER O/BLOOD & OTHER STORIES TP

$16.95

DAR

 

1,713

62

2.54

PUNISHER MAX VOL 1 I/T BEGINNING TP (MR)

$14.99

MAR

 

1,686

63

2.48

DRAGONBALL Z VOL 21 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,647

64

2.47

ELFQUEST THE GRAND QUEST VOL 10 TP

$9.99

DC

 

1,640

65

2.42

WANTED SC (MR)

$19.99

IMA

 

1,607

66

2.39

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,587

67

2.39

TRICKED GN

$19.95

TOP

 

1,587

68

2.38

EARTH X HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,580

69

2.35

ANTIQUE BAKERY GN VOL 1

$12.95

DIG

 

1,560

70

2.35

H KETCHAMS COMPLETE DENNIS MENACE 1951-1952 HC

$24.95

FAN

 

1,560

71

2.34

FRUITS BASKET VOL 11 GN (OF 14)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,554

72

2.32

GET BACKERS VOL 11 GN (OF 26) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,540

73

2.23

SWAMP THING BOOK 2 LOVE IN VAIN TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,481

74

2.23

ANGEL SANCTUARY VOL 9 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,481

75

2.21

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,467

76

2.19

PSYCHIC ACADEMY VOL 9 GN (OF 11)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,454

77

2.17

SHAMAN KING VOL 7 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,441

78

2.16

30 DAYS O/NIGHT BLOODSUCKERS TALES VOL 1 TP

$24.99

IDW

 

1,434

79

2.16

BIZENGHAST VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,434

80

2.14

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ECOLE DU CIEL VOL 1 GN (OF 5)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,421

81

2.13

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 1 GIFTED TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,414

82

2.12

TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES BOOK 1 TP

$17.99

DC

 

1,408

83

2.1

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

$9.95

DC

 

1,394

84

2.06

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

$17.00

DAR

 

1,368

85

2

MARVEL ADV SPIDER MAN VOL 1 SINISTER SIX DIGEST

$6.99

MAR

 

1,328

86

2

MARVEL VISIONARIES CHRIS CLAREMONT HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,328

87

1.95

KAMICHAMA KARIN VOL 1 GN (OF 6)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,295

88

1.94

YU GI OH MILLENNIUM WORLD VOL 1 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,288

89

1.92

ALICHINO VOL 3 GN (OF 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,275

90

1.91

LUIS ROYO CONCEPTIONS VOL 3 HC

$14.95

HEA

 

1,268

91

1.9

F MILLER SIN CITY VOL 3 BIG FAT KILL 2ND TP (MR)

$17.00

DAR

 

1,262

92

1.86

WE 3 TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

1,235

93

1.85

YU GI OH DUELIST VOL 7 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,228

94

1.85

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,228

95

1.84

FMILLER SIN CITY VOL 4 YELLOW BASTARD 2ND TP (MR)

$19.00

DAR

 

1,222

96

1.83

KANPAI VOL 1 GN (OF 2)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,215

97

1.83

ROBOT GN (MR)

$24.95

DIG

 

1,215

98

1.82

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND VOL 12 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,208

99

1.81

100 BULLETS VOL 8 THE HARD WAY TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,202

100

1.78

KINGDOM COME TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,182

 
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 August, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of August.
 
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 July, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels 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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