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

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

9.78

VERTIGO FIRST OFFENSES TP (MR)

$4.99

DC

 

6,844

2

9.27

STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVS VOL 4 TP

$6.95

DAR

 

6,487

3

8.7

X-MEN COMPLETE AGE O/APOCALYPSE EPIC BOOK 2 TP

$29.99

MAR

 

6,088

4

8.42

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH HC

$24.99

DC

 

5,892

5

7.22

SUPREME POWER VOL 3 HIGH COMMAND TP (MR)

$14.99

MAR

 

5,052

6

7.22

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 4 INHUMAN TP

$12.99

MAR

 

5,052

7

7.12

BATMAN UNDER HOOD TP

$9.99

DC

 

4,982

8

6.88

WATCHMEN ABSOLUTE ED HC

$75.00

DC

 

4,814

9

6.46

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL 7 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,520

10

5.8

ESSENTIAL WEREWOLF BY NIGHT VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,059

11

5.72

SHOWCASE PRESENTS METAMORPHO VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

4,003

12

5.69

QUITTER HC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

3,982

13

5.5

ARKHAM ASYLUM ANNV ED SC (MR)

$17.99

DC

 

3,849

14

5.42

BERSERK VOL 9 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

3,793

15

5.25

BATTLE ROYALE VOL 14 GN (Of 15) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

3,674

16

5.22

V FOR VENDETTA HC NEW ED (MR)

$29.99

DC

 

3,653

17

4.93

CONAN VOL 2 GOD I/T BOWL & OTHER STORIES TP

$15.95

DAR

 

3,450

18

4.89

IDENTITY CRISIS HC*

$24.99

DC

 

3,422

19

4.87

X-MEN END VOL 2 HEROES & MARTYRS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,408

20

4.86

OUTSIDERS VOL 3 WANTED TP

$14.99

DC

 

3,401

21

4.68

DAREDEVIL VOL 12 DECALOGUE TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,275

22

4.67

DOOM PATROL VOL 3 DOWN PARADISE WAY TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

3,268

23

4.57

ASTRO CITY LOCAL HEROES TP

$17.99

DC

 

3,198

24

4.48

FOG TP

$6.95

DAR

 

3,135

25

4.41

SAMURAI CHAMPLOO VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

3,086

26

4.23

X-MEN BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE TP

$9.99

MAR

 

2,960

27

4.23

CONAN GOD I/T BOWL & OTHER STORIES HC

$24.95

DAR

 

2,960

28

3.97

CURSE O/DRACULA TP

$9.95

DAR

 

2,778

29

3.93

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN VOL 1 TP

$9.99

DC

 

2,750

30

3.81

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 14 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,666

31

3.79

FATHOM DAWN O/WAR VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ASP

 

2,652

32

3.69

SUPERMAN I/T FORTIES TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,582

33

3.64

SHOWCASE PRESENTS GREEN LANTERN VOL 1 TP

$9.99

DC

 

2,547

34

3.51

GOON FANCY PANTS ED HC

$24.95

DAR

 

2,456

35

3.2

NEW X-MEN HELLIONS TP

$9.99

MAR

 

2,239

36

2.97

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL 6 FINAL CURTAIN TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,078

37

2.8

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 16 GN (Of 31) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,959

38

2.75

SEA O/RED VOL 1 NO GRAVE BUT SEA TP (MR)

$8.95

IMA

 

1,924

39

2.7

DAREDEVIL REDEMPTION TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,889

40

2.69

CABLE DEADPOOL VOL 3 HUMAN RACE TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,882

41

2.63

LITTLE LULU VOL 6 LETTERS TO SANTA TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,840

42

2.61

BLACK HOLE COLL HC (MR)

$24.95

RAN

 

1,826

43

2.45

INITIAL D VOL 20 GN (Of 30)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,714

44

2.38

VISION YESTERDAY & TOMORROW TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,665

45

2.34

PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES VOL 7 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,637

46

2.34

TEEN TITANS JAM PACKED ACTION VOL 1 TP

$7.99

DC

 

1,637

47

2.33

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,630

48

2.21

SUIKODEN III VOL 8 GN (Of 9) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,546

49

2.16

ELFQUEST GRAND QUEST VOL 11 TP

$9.99

DC

 

1,511

50

2.12

TOMORROW STORIES BOOK TWO TP

$17.99

DC

 

1,483

51

2.1

FORGOTTEN REALMS DARK ELF TRILOGY VOL 1 HOMELAND TP

$14.95

DDP

 

1,469

52

2.07

YELLOW VOL 2 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,448

53

2.07

BATMAN STRIKES VOL 2 I/DARKEST KNIGHT TP

$6.99

DC

 

1,448

54

2.05

CHIAROSCURO TP (MR)

$24.99

DC

 

1,434

55

2.04

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,427

56

2.03

GET BACKERS VOL 12 GN (Of 26) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,420

57

2

FULL METAL PANIC OVERLOAD MANGA VOL 2 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,400

58

1.96

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,372

59

1.96

RISING STARS HC

$69.99

IMA

 

1,372

60

1.96

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

$14.99

DC

 

1,372

61

1.93

TONY MILLIONAIRE LITTLE & LARGE HC

$7.95

DAR

 

1,351

62

1.92

MARVEL VISIONARIES JOHN ROMITA JR HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,344

63

1.9

DAMN NATION TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,330

64

1.9

LIVEWIRES CLOCKWORK THUGS YO DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,330

65

1.87

STOKERS DRACULA HC

$24.99

MAR

 

1,309

66

1.86

MARY JANE VOL 2 HOMECOMING DIGEST TP

$6.99

MAR

 

1,302

67

1.84

MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER VOL 1 GN

$6.95

PUB

 

1,288

68

1.78

ALONE I/MY KINGS HAREM VOL 1 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,246

69

1.78

MARVEL MASTERWORKS MIGHTY THOR VOL 4 HC NEW ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,246

70

1.77

MARVEL MASTERWORKS MIGHTY THOR VOL 4 HC VAR ED

$54.99

MAR

 

1,239

71

1.77

KING O/HELL VOL 11 GN (Of 13)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,239

72

1.77

HANA KIMI VOL 8 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,239

73

1.76

COMPLETE PEANUTS VOL 4 1957-1958 HC

$28.95

FAN

 

1,232

74

1.72

KRAZY & IGNATZ 1935-1936 WILD WARMTH O/CHROMATIC GRAVY

$19.95

FAN

 

1,204

75

1.69

ULTIMATE BTVS CINEMANGA VOL 1 GIFT GN

$7.99

TKP

 

1,183

76

1.68

HISTORY O/VIOLENCE NEW TP NEW ED

$9.99

DC

 

1,176

77

1.67

VAMPIRE GAME VOL 13 GN (Of 15)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,169

78

1.67

TELEPATHIC WANDERERS VOL 1 GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,169

79

1.66

ULTIMATES 2 VOL 1 GODS & MONSTERS TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,162

80

1.63

COMPLETE CLIVE BARKER THIEF O/ALWAYS TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,141

81

1.63

HACK SLASH VOL 1 FIRST CUT TP

$14.95

DDP

 

1,141

82

1.62

SPELLBINDERS SIGNS & WONDERS DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,134

83

1.62

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,134

84

1.62

WALLY WOODS LUNAR TUNES SC (MR)

$9.95

VAN

 

1,134

85

1.61

MARK O/T SUCCUBUS VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,127

86

1.61

BLAME VOL 2 GN (Of 10) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,127

87

1.61

REBIRTH VOL 16 GN (Of 19)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,127

88

1.6

JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC

$19.95

SLG

 

1,120

89

1.59

PUSH MAN & OTHER STORIES HC (MR)

$19.95

DRA

 

1,113

90

1.58

YOU DESERVED IT TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,106

91

1.57

HERCULES NEW LABORS O/HERCULES TP

$13.99

MAR

 

1,099

92

1.55

KONG KING O/SKULL ISLAND TP

$19.95

DAR

 

1,085

93

1.55

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL 1

$9.99

DC

 

1,085

94

1.55

VIDEO GIRL AI VOL 13 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,085

95

1.54

LIFE & TIMES O/SCROOGE MCDUCK TP

$16.99

GEM

 

1,078

96

1.53

SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 2 SUPERGIRL TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,071

97

1.53

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,071

98

1.52

FAVOLE STONE TEARS VOL 1 TP

$6.95

DAR

 

1,064

99

1.5

NIGHT FISHER GN (MR)

$12.95

FAN

 

1,050

100

1.5

TRAMPS LIKE US VOL 7 GN (Of 12) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,050

 
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 October, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of October.
 
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, 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 September, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels 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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