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Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2005

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

Published: 11/15/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during October 2005.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in October, see 'Infinite Crisis--A Million Dollar Book.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see 'Comic Sales Rise in October.'
 

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

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

356.22

INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

249,265

2

192.11

HOUSE OF M #7 (Of 8)*

$2.99

MAR

 

134,429

3

182.85

NEW AVENGERS #12

$2.50

MAR

 

127,949

4

178.8

JUSTICE #2 (Of 12)

$3.50

DC

 

125,115

5

122.56

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1

$2.99

MAR

 

85,761

6

120.43

UNCANNY X-MEN #465

$2.50

MAR

 

84,271

7

119.91

VILLAINS UNITED #6 (Of 6)

$2.50

DC

 

83,907

8

118.46

JLA #120

$2.50

DC

 

82,892

9

113.64

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #525

$2.50

MAR

 

79,520

10

112.71

JLA #121

$2.50

DC

 

78,869

11

108.13

WOLVERINE #34

$2.50

MAR

 

75,664

12

107.35

ULTIMATE X-MEN #64

$2.50

MAR

 

75,118

13

106.71

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #84

$2.50

MAR

 

74,670

14

106.66

X-MEN #176

$2.50

MAR

 

74,635

15

105.3

WOLVERINE #35

$2.50

MAR

 

73,684

16

102

RANN THANAGAR WAR #6 (Of 6)

$2.50

DC

 

71,375

17

100.82

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #24

$2.50

MAR

 

70,549

18

100

BATMAN #646

$2.50

DC

 

69,975

19

99.59

GHOST RIDER #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

69,688

20

98.5

GREEN LANTERN CORPS RECHARGE #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

68,925

21

96.66

SUPERMAN #222

$2.50

DC

 

67,638

22

95.15

TEEN TITANS #28

$2.50

DC

 

66,581

23

94.52

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #19

$2.99

MAR

 

66,140

24

92.76

ULTIMATE SECRET #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

64,909

25

91.28

YOUNG AVENGERS #8

$2.99

MAR

 

63,873

26

82.58

DC SPECIAL RETURN O/DONNA TROY #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

57,785

27

79.89

JSA CLASSIFIED #4

$2.50

DC

 

55,903

28

78.03

SUPERMAN SHAZAM FIRST THUNDER #2 (Of 4)

$3.50

DC

 

54,601

29

77.27

JSA #78

$2.50

DC

 

54,070

30

76.29

SENTRY #2 (Of 8)

$2.99

MAR

 

53,384

31

75.59

WONDER WOMAN #221

$2.50

DC

 

52,894

32

72.93

ADVS O/SUPERMAN #645

$2.50

DC

 

51,033

33

68.55

ACTION COMICS #832

$2.50

DC

 

47,968

34

68.04

OUTSIDERS #29

$2.50

DC

 

47,611

35

67.26

WONDER WOMAN #222

$2.50

DC

 

47,065

36

66.69

FLASH #227

$2.50

DC

 

46,666

37

64.54

CAPTAIN AMERICA #11

$2.99

MAR

 

45,162

38

64.41

DAREDEVIL #78

$2.99

MAR

 

45,071

39

62.64

JLA CLASSIFIED #13

$2.50

DC

 

43,832

40

60.67

INCREDIBLE HULK #87

$2.99

MAR

 

42,454

41

59.58

NEW X-MEN #19

$2.99

MAR

 

41,691

42

58.78

EXILES #71

$2.99

MAR

 

41,131

43

58.11

CAPTAIN ATOM ARMAGEDDON #1 (Of 9)

$2.99

DC

 

40,662

44

57.41

BLACK PANTHER #9

$2.99

MAR

 

40,173

45

57.38

SPAWN #150 (NOTE PRICE)

$4.95

IMA

 

40,152

46

56.93

NIGHTWING #113

$2.50

DC

 

39,837

47

56.12

DETECTIVE COMICS #812

$2.50

DC

 

39,270

48

53.48

SUPREME POWER HYPERION #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

37,423

49

53.19

SHE-HULK 2 #1

$2.99

MAR

 

37,220

50

52.09

PUNISHER #26 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

36,450

51

50.28

SUPREME POWER NIGHTHAWK #2 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

35,183

52

48.92

CONAN #21 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

34,232

53

48.79

ROBIN #143

$2.50

DC

 

34,141

54

48.75

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #11

$2.99

DC

 

34,113

55

48.54

MUTOPIA X #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

33,966

56

46.88

GREEN ARROW #55

$2.50

DC

 

32,804

57

45.85

BIRDS O/PREY #87

$2.50

DC

 

32,084

58

45.5

MARVEL 1602 NEW WORLD #4 (Of 5)

$3.50

MAR

 

31,839

59

43.45

WEAPON X DAYS O/FUTURE NOW #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

30,404

60

43.3

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #70

$2.50

DC

 

30,299

61

41.8

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #13

$2.99

MAR

 

29,250

62

41.55

DEFENDERS #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

29,075

63

41.28

X-MEN COLOSSUS BLOODLINE #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

28,886

64

40.7

THOR BLOOD OATH #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

28,480

65

40.55

CONAN & DEMONS O/KHITAI #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

28,375

66

40.32

BATMAN JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #3 (Of 12)

$2.50

DC

 

28,214

67

39.82

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #14

$2.99

MAR

 

27,864

68

39.11

ASTRO CITY DARK AGE #4 (Of 16)

$2.99

DC

 

27,367

69

38.4

BATGIRL #69

$2.50

DC

 

26,870

70

38.3

RUNAWAYS #9

$2.99

MAR

 

26,800

71

38.07

ARMY O/DARKNESS #1

$2.99

DYN

 

26,639

72

37.92

Y THE LAST MAN #38 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

26,535

73

37.92

POWERS #13 (MR)

$2.95

MAR

 

26,535

74

37.9

THOR BLOOD OATH #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

26,521

75

37.83

FATHOM #4

$2.99

ASP

 

26,472

76

35.87

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #23

$2.99

MAR

 

25,100

77

35.77

CABLE DEADPOOL #21

$2.99

MAR

 

25,030

78

35.71

NICK FURY HOWLING COMMANDOS #1

$2.99

MAR

 

24,988

79

35.66

FABLES #42 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

24,953

80

35.63

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #196

$2.50

DC

 

24,932

81

35.06

BATMAN GOTHAM COUNTY LINE #1 (Of 3)

$5.99

DC

 

24,533

82

34.85

DAREDEVIL VS PUNISHER #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

24,386

83

34.82

BOOK O/LOST SOULS #1

$2.99

MAR

 

24,365

84

33.41

HAWKMAN #45

$2.50

DC

 

23,379

85

33.36

X-MEN UNLTD #11

$2.99

MAR

 

23,344

86

33.22

FIRESTORM #18

$2.50

DC

 

23,246

87

32.36

AQUAMAN #35

$2.50

DC

 

22,644

88

32.13

LOVELESS #1 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

22,483

89

31.08

EX MACHINA #15 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

21,748

90

31.06

NEW X-MEN ACADEMY X YEARBOOK SP

$3.99

MAR

 

21,734

91

30.58

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #4

$2.95

DDP

 

21,398

92

30.16

CATWOMAN #48

$2.50

DC

 

21,104

93

30.08

MARVEL TEAM-UP #13

$2.99

MAR

 

21,048

94

29.82

BLACK WIDOW 2 #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

20,867

95

29.56

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #78

$2.99

DAR

 

20,685

96

28.32

GI JOE SNAKE-EYES DECLASSIFIED #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

DDP

 

19,817

97

28.26

SOULFIRE DYING O/T LIGHT #3

$2.99

ASP

 

19,775

98

28.15

STAR WARS EMPIRE #36

$2.99

DAR

 

19,698

99

27.87

HULK DESTRUCTION #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

19,502

100

27.07

GHOST RIDER #1 DIRECTORS CUT

$3.99

MAR

 

18,942

101

26.09

AUTHORITY REVOLUTION #12 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

18,256

102

25.95

SPIDER-GIRL #91

$2.99

MAR

 

18,159

103

25.76

GOTHAM CENTRAL #36

$2.50

DC

 

18,026

104

25.28

FANTASTIC FOUR IRON MAN BIG I/JAPAN #1 (Of 4)

$3.50

MAR

 

17,690

105

25.2

WALKING DEAD #22 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

17,634

106

24.75

WRAITHBORN #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

17,319

107

24.52

FELL #2

$1.99

IMA

 

17,158

108

24.05

WILDCATS NEMESIS #2 (Of 9)

$2.99

DC

 

16,829

109

23.72

DRAX THE DESTROYER #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

16,598

110

23.46

SPIDER-MAN OTHER SKETCHBOOK

$2.99

MAR

 

16,416

111

23.28

MARVEL MONSTERS DEVIL DINOSAUR

$3.99

MAR

 

16,290

112

23.14

AUTHORITY MAGNIFICIENT KEVIN #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

16,192

113

22.84

JACK CROSS #3

$2.50

DC

 

15,982

114

22.65

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE HORROR 2005

$3.99

MAR

 

15,849

115

22.62

BPRD BLACK FLAME #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

DAR

 

15,828

116

22.41

MARVEL MONSTERS MONSTERS O/T PROWL

$3.99

MAR

 

15,681

117

22.18

VICE #1*

$2.99

IMA

 

15,520

118

21.73

WITCHBLADE #90

$2.99

IMA

 

15,206

119

21.51

WITCHBLADE #91

$2.99

IMA

 

15,052

120

21.43

MARVEL NEMESIS IMPERFECTS #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

14,996

121

21.38

SOLO #7

$4.99

DC

 

14,961

122

21.2

ALBION #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

14,835

123

21.07

100 BULLETS #65 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

14,744

124

21.03

MARVEL MONSTERS WHERE MONSTERS DWELL

$3.99

MAR

 

14,716

125

20.99

HELLBLAZER #213 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

14,688

126

20.95

ANGEL CURSE #5 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

14,660

127

20.72

TOP TEN BEYOND FARTHEST PRECINCT #3 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

14,499

128

20.66

BLOOD O/T DEMON #8

$2.50

DC

 

14,457

129

20.5

MANHUNTER #15

$2.50

DC

 

14,345

130

20.42

MARVEL MONSTERS FIN FANG FOUR

$3.99

MAR

 

14,289

131

20.17

DOOM PATROL #17

$2.50

DC

 

14,114

132

20.09

SUPERGIRL #1*

$2.99

DC

 

14,058

133

19.92

JUSTICE #1 (Of 12)*

$2.99

DC

 

13,939

134

19.86

RISING STARS VOICES O/T DEAD #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

13,897

135

19.53

SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #1

$4.99

MAR

 

13,666

136

19.3

SHAOLIN COWBOY #4

$3.50

BUR

 

13,505

137

19.04

FRESHMEN #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

13,323

138

18.61

CANNON HAWKE #1

$2.99

ASP

 

13,022

139

18.57

TEEN TITANS GO #24

$2.25

DC

 

12,994

140

18.57

DARKNESS #24

$2.99

IMA

 

12,994

141

18.45

AEON FLUX #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

12,910

142

18.4

NECROMANCER #2

$2.99

IMA

 

12,875

143

18.04

REVELATIONS #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

DAR

 

12,623

144

17.57

X-MEN & POWER PACK #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

12,295

145

17.54

BART SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE O/HORROR #11

$4.99

BON

 

12,274

146

17.48

JLA #119

$2.50

DC

 

12,232

147

17.31

GIRLS #6 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

12,113

148

17.13

MAJESTIC #10

$2.99

DC

 

11,987

149

17.11

AMAZING FANTASY #13

$2.99

MAR

 

11,973

150

17.04

ARANA HEART O/T SPIDER #10

$2.99

MAR

 

11,924

151

16.83

ESCAPE O/T LIVING DEAD #1 (Of 5) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

11,777

152

16.77

ROBOTECH PRELUDE TO SHADOW CHRONICLES #1 (Of 5)

$3.50

DC

 

11,735

153

16.63

CANNON HAWKE #2

$2.99

ASP

 

11,637

154

16.61

AMAZING FANTASY #14

$2.99

MAR

 

11,623

155

16.32

KABUKI #5 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

11,420

156

16.25

WONDER WOMAN #220 2ND PTG

$2.50

DC

 

11,371

157

16.1

SIMPSONS COMICS #111

$2.99

BON

 

11,266

158

16.05

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE DATA DESK HANDBOOK

$2.95

DDP

 

11,231

159

15.96

LUCIFER #67 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

11,168

160

15.83

CANNON HAWKE PRELUDE

$2.50

ASP

 

11,077

161

15.67

SILENT DRAGON #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

10,965

162

15.54

BOOKS O/MAGICK LIFE DURING WARTIME #15 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

10,874

163

15.45

ROBOTECH PRELUDE TO SHADOW CHRONICLES #2 (Of 5)

$3.50

DC

 

10,811

164

15.3

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLTD #14

$2.25

DC

 

10,706

165

14.59

SWAMP THING #20 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,209

166

14.57

SERENITY #2 (Of 3)*

$2.99

DAR

 

10,195

167

14.56

SUPERGIRL #2

$2.99

DC

 

10,188

168

13.11

ADVS O/SUPERMAN #643 2ND PTG

$2.50

DC

 

9,174

169

12.97

STRANGERS I/PARADISE #77

$2.95

ABS

 

9,076

170

12.85

GRAVITY #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

8,992

171

12.8

FUTURAMA COMICS #21

$2.99

BON

 

8,957

172

12.79

BATMAN STRIKES #14

$2.25

DC

 

8,950

173

12.7

EVIL ERNIE I/SANTA FE #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

CHA

 

8,887

174

12.68

GEORGE ROMEROS LAND O/T DEAD #2 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

8,873

175

12.66

ASTONISHING X-MEN #12*

$2.99

MAR

 

8,859

176

12.6

SONIC X #2 (Of 4)

$2.25

ARC

 

8,817

177

12.56

MEGA MORPHS #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

8,789

178

12.56

HAUNTED MANSION #1

$2.95

SLG

 

8,789

179

12.26

PURGATORI #1 (MR)

$2.95

CHA

 

8,579

180

12.25

DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES #3 (Of 8) CVR A

$2.95

DDP

 

8,572

181

12.04

LOSERS #29 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

8,425

182

11.92

BREACH #10

$2.50

DC

 

8,341

183

11.78

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #154

$2.25

ARC

 

8,243

184

11.16

INTIMATES #12

$2.99

DC

 

7,809

185

10.93

FEAR AGENT #1

$2.99

IMA

 

7,648

186

10.86

GARTH ENNIS 303 #6 (Of 6) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

7,599

187

10.74

BRIAN PULIDOS MEDIEVAL LADY DEATH #7*

$3.99

AVA

 

7,515

188

10.37

SON O/VULCAN #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

7,256

189

10.36

CITY O/HEROES #6

$2.99

IMA

 

7,249

190

10.13

HOUSE OF M #4 (Of 8) 2ND PTG VAR

$2.99

MAR

 

7,088

191

10.13

MARVEL ADVS SPIDER-MAN #8

$2.50

MAR

 

7,088

192

9.73

BART SIMPSON COMICS #26

$2.99

BON

 

6,809

193

9.42

JSA CLASSIFIED #3*

$2.50

DC

 

6,592

194

8.9

USAGI YOJIMBO #87

$2.99

DAR

 

6,228

195

8.87

13TH SON WORSE THING WAITING #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

6,207

196

8.83

USAGI YOJIMBO #88

$2.99

DAR

 

6,179

197

8.68

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #1

$2.99

ZEN

 

6,074

198

8.57

SERENITY #1 (Of 3)*

$2.99

DAR

 

5,997

199

8.53

MARVEL ADVS FANTASTIC FOUR #5

$2.50

MAR

 

5,969

200

8.47

SAW REBIRTH

$3.99

IDW

 

5,927

201

8.26

JSA CLASSIFIED #2*

$2.50

DC

 

5,780

202

8.21

BLACK PANTHER #8*

$2.99

MAR

 

5,745

203

7.81

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #108

$3.99

KZR

 

5,465

204

7.81

BATTLE POPE COLOR #3

$2.99

IMA

 

5,465

205

7.79

GHOST RIDER #1 (Of 6)*

$2.99

MAR

 

5,451

206

7.62

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #19 (MR)

$2.50

IMA

 

5,332

207

7.34

STARDUST KID #3 (Of 4)

$3.50

IMA

 

5,136

208

7.33

DEADWORLD #2

$3.50

IMA

 

5,129

209

7.32

UNCLE SCROOGE #347

$6.95

GEM

 

5,122

210

6.97

SERENITY #3 (Of 3)*

$2.99

DAR

 

4,877

211

6.95

KEEP #1 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

4,863

212

6.79

UNCLE SCROOGE #346

$6.95

GEM

 

4,751

213

6.75

SEA O/RED #5 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

4,723

214

6.72

MARVEL MILESTONES BLADE MAN-THING & SATANA

$3.99

MAR

 

4,702

215

6.62

APOCALYPSE NERD #2

$2.99

DAR

 

4,632

216

6.6

SHONEN JUMP NOV 05 #35

$4.99

VIZ

 

4,618

217

6.58

SCOOBY DOO #101

$2.25

DC

 

4,604

218

6.56

IRON GHOST #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

4,590

219

6.46

ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN BOY WONDER #2

$2.99

DC

 

4,520

220

6.35

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #333

$2.95

GEM

 

4,443

221

6.22

SHONEN JUMP DEC 05 #36

$4.99

VIZ

 

4,352

222

6.2

POWERPUFF GIRLS #67

$2.25

DC

 

4,338

223

6.12

SHADOWHAWK #6

$3.50

IMA

 

4,282

224

6.06

SEASON O/T WITCH #1 (Of 4)

$3.50

IMA

 

4,240

225

6.06

NOBLE CAUSES #14

$3.50

IMA

 

4,240

226

5.9

GODLAND #4

$2.99

IMA

 

4,129

227

5.79

PRELUDE TO INFINITE CRISIS

$5.99

DC

 

4,052

228

5.7

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #106 (MR)

$3.99

DAR

 

3,989

229

5.65

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #282

$2.95

GEM

 

3,954

230

5.53

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #661

$6.95

GEM

 

3,870

231

5.47

SHADOWPLAY #2

$3.99

IDW

 

3,828

232

5.45

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #662

$6.95

GEM

 

3,814

233

5.4

GREEN LANTERN CORPS RECHARGE #1 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

 

3,779

234

5.38

STRANGE GIRL #4

$2.99

IMA

 

3,765

235

5.35

LOST SQUAD #1

$2.95

DDP

 

3,744

236

5.18

ABIDING PERDITION #1*

$3.50

APC

 

3,625

237

5.17

CSI NEW YORK BLOODY MURDER #4 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,618

238

5.16

TICK DAYS O/DRAMA #2

$3.95

NEW

 

3,611

239

5.11

ADVS O/SUPERMAN #644

$2.50

DC

 

3,576

240

5.07

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #24

$2.95

MIR

 

3,548

241

5

BATTLE HYMN #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

IMA

 

3,499

242

4.79

ADVENT RISING ROCK PLANET #1

$2.25

360

 

3,352

243

4.79

LEGEND O/ISIS #4

$2.99

ALI

 

3,352

244

4.76

GOLD DIGGER #68

$2.99

ANT

 

3,331

245

4.55

POISON ELVES DOMINION #1 (MR)

$3.50

SIR

 

3,184

246

4.55

LONELY TOMBSTONE ONE SHOT

$5.99

IMA

 

3,184

247

4.49

SENTRY #1 (Of 8)*

$2.99

MAR

 

3,142

248

4.37

GROUNDED #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

3,058

249

4.24

DORK TOWER #32

$3.49

DOR

 

2,967

250

4.21

GRIMOIRE #6

$2.99

SPE

 

2,946

251

4.21

TALES O/TMNT #16

$3.25

MIR

 

2,946

252

4.19

JENNY FINN MESSIAH #2 (RES)

$6.99

BOO

 

2,932

253

4.14

AGE O/BRONZE #21

$3.50

IMA

 

2,897

254

4.01

ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN BOY WONDER #1

$2.99

DC

 

2,806

255

4.01

10TH MUSE VOL 2 #5

$2.99

ALI

 

2,806

256

4

GIANT MONSTER #1

$6.99

BOO

 

2,799

257

3.97

COMMON FOE #3 (Of 4)

$3.50

IMA

 

2,778

258

3.95

NEW AVENGERS #11

$2.50

MAR

 

2,764

259

3.88

ARCHIE #561

$2.25

ARC

 

2,715

260

3.88

GOLD DIGGER HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1

$2.99

ANT

 

2,715

261

3.85

SUPER MANGA BLAST #56 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

2,694

262

3.82

LOONEY TUNES #131

$2.25

DC

 

2,673

263

3.76

GOLDEN PLATES #3 (Of 12)

$7.99

AAA

 

2,631

264

3.66

FRESHMEN #1 EXTRA CREDIT ED (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,561

265

3.54

WRAITHBORN #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

2,477

266

3.53

BETTY & VERONICA #212

$2.25

ARC

 

2,470

267

3.49

BONEYARD #19

$2.95

NBM

 

2,442

268

3.47

ANGEL CURSE #1 3RD PTG

$3.99

IDW

 

2,428

269

3.42

JACK STAFF #9

$3.50

IMA

 

2,393

270

3.42

SIN CITY #1/2 JUST ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT

$4.99

NEW

 

2,393

271

3.42

BONE REST #4 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,393

272

3.39

NODWICK #30

$2.99

DOR

 

2,372

273

3.33

OMAC PROJECT #6 (Of 6)

$2.50

DC

 

2,330

274

3.28

NIGHT MARY #3 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,295

275

3.24

SPELLGAME #1

$2.99

SPE

 

2,267

276

3.16

SMALL GODS #11

$2.99

IMA

 

2,211

277

3.15

ZOMBIE TALES OBLIVION #1

$6.99

BOO

 

2,204

278

3.13

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #95

$2.25

ARC

 

2,190

279

3.09

MR T #2

$3.50

APC

 

2,162

280

3.05

DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES #2 CVR B (Of 8)*

$5.95

DDP

 

2,134

281

3.03

SHOJO BEAT NOV 05 VOL 1 #5

$5.99

VIZ

 

2,120

282

3.02

VERONICA #165

$2.25

ARC

 

2,113

283

2.87

JSA CLASSIFIED #1*

$2.50

DC

 

2,008

284

2.83

AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS VOL 2 #1

$2.99

IMA

 

1,980

285

2.8

SUPER F$$$$$S #2 (MR)

$5.00

TOP

 

1,959

286

2.72

YOUNG AVENGERS #7

$2.99

MAR

 

1,903

287

2.68

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #137

$3.59

ARC

 

1,875

288

2.58

OZ MANGA #4 (Of 8)

$2.99

ANT

 

1,805

289

2.58

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #14

$2.25

DC

 

1,805

290

2.58

PARIS #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

SLG

 

1,805

291

2.53

LITTLE GLOOMYS SUPER SCARY MONSTER SHOW #2

$2.95

SLG

 

1,770

292

2.5

FERRO CITY #3

$2.99

IMA

 

1,749

293

2.49

ZORRO #5

$2.95

NBM

 

1,742

294

2.49

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #83

$2.50

MAR

 

1,742

295

2.48

SURROGATES #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

TOP

 

1,735

296

2.47

HERO A/LARGE #2

$2.99

SPE

 

1,728

297

2.47

BATMAN #645

$2.50

DC

 

1,728

298

2.44

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #165

$3.59

ARC

 

1,707

299

2.41

TEENS A/PLAY #3 (A)*

$4.95

ERO

 

1,686

300

2.37

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1

$3.99

MAR

 

1,658

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

 

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

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual September orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'All Star Batman & Robin Tops Again' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see 'Comic Sales Down in September.'

 

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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