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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--November 2005

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

Published: 12/19/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during November 2005.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in November, see 'Infinite Crisis #2 Sells Over 200K.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in November, see 'Graphic Novel Continue Growth in November.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during November, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--November 2005.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

14.67

OMAC PROJECT TP

$14.99

DC

 

10,228

2

13.59

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 2 DANGEROUS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

9,475

3

12.21

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 6 GIRL O/GIRL TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

8,513

4

11.32

WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

7,892

5

11.06

DAY O/VENGEANCE TP

$12.99

DC

 

7,711

6

9.2

TWISTED TOYFARE THEATRE VOL 6 TP

$12.99

WIZ

 

6,414

7

9.09

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 12 HARD LESSONS TP

$12.99

MAR

 

6,337

8

8.13

WIZARD BEST O/BASIC TRAINING HEROIC ANATOMY TP

$19.99

WIZ

 

5,668

9

7.96

TEEN TITANS FUTURE IS NOW TP

$9.99

DC

 

5,550

10

7.92

SHOWCASE PRESENTS JONAH HEX VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

5,522

11

7.83

FRUITS BASKET VOL 12 GN (Of 14)

$9.99

TOK

 

5,459

12

7.65

SAMURAI EXECUTIONER VOL 6 TP

$9.95

DAR

 

5,333

13

5.79

INVINCIBLE VOL 5 FACTS O/LIFE TP

$14.99

IMA

 

4,037

14

5.57

DONALD DUCK & UNCLE SCROOGE VOL 1 SOMEWHERE I/NOWHERE TP

$6.95

GEM

 

3,883

15

5.43

CATWOMAN WHEN I/ROME HC

$19.99

DC

 

3,786

16

5.28

ESSENTIAL MARVEL TWO I/ONE VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,681

17

5.25

I CANT BELIEVE ITS NOT JUSTICE LEAGUE TP

$12.99

DC

 

3,660

18

5.21

STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 7 WHEN THEY WERE BROTHERS TP

$17.95

DAR

 

3,632

19

5.12

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 10 NEW AVENGERS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,570

20

4.9

PUNISHER MAX VOL 4 UP I/DOWN & BLACK I/WHITE TP (MR)

$14.99

MAR

 

3,416

21

4.9

YOUNG AVENGERS VOL 1 SIDEKICKS HC

$19.99

MAR

 

3,416

22

4.83

SHANNA SHE DEVIL PREM HC

$24.99

MAR

 

3,367

23

4.79

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 20 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,339

24

4.7

TRIGUN MAXIMUM VOL 7 HAPPY DAYS TP

$9.95

DAR

 

3,277

25

4.59

DNANGEL VOL 10 GN (Of 10)

$9.99

TOK

 

3,200

26

4.57

OCEAN TP

$14.99

DC

 

3,186

27

4.45

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES VOL 1 TEENAGE REVOLUTION TP

$14.99

DC

 

3,102

28

4.44

ESSENTIAL X-FACTOR VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,095

29

4.39

CRISIS O/INFINITE EARTHS ABSOLUTE ED HC

$99.99

DC

 

3,061

30

4.39

CHOSEN TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

3,061

31

4.23

TSUBASA VOL 7 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,949

32

4.09

GIRLS VOL 1 CONCEPTION TP (MR)

$14.99

IMA

 

2,851

33

4.05

LOSERS CLOSE QUARTERS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

2,824

34

3.96

FOUNTAIN HC (MR)

$39.99

DC

 

2,761

35

3.94

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 4 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,747

36

3.87

RANMA 1/2 VOL 32 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,698

37

3.85

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 15 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,684

38

3.85

IMAGE COMICS HC

$24.99

IMA

 

2,684

39

3.8

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 WILD BLUE YONDER TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,649

40

3.72

WOLVERINE ENEMY O/T STATE VOL 2 PREM HC

$21.99

MAR

 

2,594

41

3.56

SMAX TP

$12.99

DC

 

2,482

42

3.55

KARE KANO VOL 18 GN (Of 20)

$9.99

TOK

 

2,475

43

3.52

SPIDER-MAN VS BLACK CAT VOL 1 TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,454

44

3.5

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 11 GN (Of 15) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

 

2,440

45

3.47

ORIGINALS SC (MR)

$17.99

DC

 

2,419

46

3.38

XXXHOLIC VOL 6 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,356

47

3.36

MICKEY MOUSE ADVS VOL 6 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,343

48

3.31

EXCALIBUR CLASSIC VOL 1 SWORD I/DRAWN TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,308

49

3.3

CRISIS O/INFINITE EARTHS TP

$29.99

DC

 

2,301

50

3.27

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER VOL 6 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,280

51

3.2

DEATH JR TP

$14.99

IMA

 

2,231

52

3.19

MANHUNTER VOL 1 STREET JUSTICE TP

$12.99

DC

 

2,224

53

3.17

ZOMBIE WORLD CHAMPION O/T WORMS 2ND ED TP

$8.95

DAR

 

2,210

54

3.03

WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL 17 HC

$49.99

DC

 

2,112

55

2.86

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,994

56

2.84

X-FACTOR VISIONARIES PETER DAVID VOL 1 TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,980

57

2.82

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,966

58

2.75

STRANGERS I/PARADISE VOL 17 TATTOO TP

$14.95

ABS

 

1,917

59

2.7

NEW THUNDERBOLTS VOL 2 MODERN MARVELS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,882

60

2.66

ULTIMATES VOL 1 TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,854

61

2.61

PUNISHER RIVER O/BLOOD TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,820

62

2.56

EDEN VOL 1 TP ITS ENDLESS WORLD

$12.95

DAR

 

1,785

63

2.55

SAIYUKI RELOAD VOL 2 GN (Of 4) (MR)

$9.99

TOK

 

1,778

64

2.53

TOXIN DEVIL YOU KNOW TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,764

65

2.53

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE POWER UNIMAGINABLE TP

$19.99

MAR

 

1,764

66

2.47

CONCRETE VOL 2 HEIGHTS TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,722

67

2.35

TARZAN JOE KUBERT YEARS VOL 1 HC

$49.95

DAR

 

1,638

68

2.33

TENJHO TENGE VOL 4

$9.99

DC

 

1,624

69

2.31

MAN W/SCREAMING BRAIN TP

$13.95

DAR

 

1,610

70

2.27

MARVEL MASTERWORKS FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 9 NEW ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,583

71

2.16

GIRLS BRAVO VOL 2 GN (Of 10)

$9.99

TOK

 

1,506

72

2.15

PSYCHIC ACADEMY VOL 10 GN (Of 11)

$9.99

TOK

 

1,499

73

2.14

ANGEL DUST MANGA VOL 1 TP

$10.95

A.

 

1,492

74

2.13

NYX X-23 HC

$34.99

MAR

 

1,485

75

2.12

THUNDER AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL 6 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,478

76

2.08

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 6 VENOM TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,450

77

2.06

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 POWER & RESPONSIBILITY TP

$14.95

MAR

 

1,436

78

2.04

COMPLETE PEANUTS VOL 4 1957-1958 HC

$28.95

FAN

 

1,422

79

2.02

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 3 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,408

80

2.01

NEGATIVE BURN SUMMER SP 2005

$9.95

IMA

 

1,401

81

2

FRANK MILLER SIN CITY VOL 6 BOOZE BROADS BULLETS 2ND TP (MR)

$15.00

DAR

 

1,394

82

1.99

MARVEL NEMESIS IMPERFECTS DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,387

83

1.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 1 TOMORROW PEOPLE TP

$14.95

MAR

 

1,387

84

1.98

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 1 FANTASTIC TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,380

85

1.95

TSUKUYOMI MOON PHASE VOL 1 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TOK

 

1,360

86

1.95

ESSENTIAL SILVER SURFER VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

1,360

87

1.93

MARVEL MASTERWORKS FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 9 VAR ED HC

$54.99

MAR

 

1,346

88

1.9

LEGEND O/GRIMJACK VOL 4 TP

$24.99

IDE

 

1,325

89

1.9

STAR TREK KEY COLL VOL 4 TP

$22.95

CHE

 

1,325

90

1.89

MAXIMUM FANTASTIC FOUR HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,318

91

1.87

MARVEL MASTERWORKS GOLDEN AGE HUMAN TORCH VOL 1 NEW ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,304

92

1.87

ULTIMATE GALACTUS VOL 1 NIGHTMARE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,304

93

1.85

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 12 SUPERSTARS TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,290

94

1.83

SAKURA TAISEN VOL 2 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TOK

 

1,276

95

1.82

GENSHIKEN VOL 3 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

1,269

96

1.82

JEW GANGSTER FATHERS ADMONITION HC (MR)

$22.95

PUB

 

1,269

97

1.82

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND VOL 13 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,269

98

1.81

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 2 RETURN TO WEAPON X TP

$14.95

MAR

 

1,262

99

1.78

IDENTITY CRISIS HC*

$24.99

DC

 

1,241

100

1.76

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 9 TEMPEST TP

$10.99

MAR

 

1,227

 
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 November, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of November.
 
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 October, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2005.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in October, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2005.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual October orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Infinite Crisis--A Million Dollar Book' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see 'Comic Sales Rise in October.'
 
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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