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Top 300 Comics Actual--December 2005

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

Published: 01/16/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during December 2005.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in December, see '21 of 23 Top Comics Down in December.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see '2005 Graphic Novel Sales in Comic Stores Up 33%.'
 

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

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

299.05

INFINITE CRISIS #3 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

188,853

2

258.1

ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN #3*

$2.99

DC

 

162,993

3

196.83

NEW AVENGERS #14

$2.50

MAR

 

124,300

4

179.52

JUSTICE #3 (Of 12)

$3.50

DC

 

113,369

5

161.91

SUPERMAN BATMAN #23

$2.99

DC

 

102,248

6

159.85

ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS HULK #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

100,947

7

149.63

ULTIMATES 2 #9

$2.99

MAR

 

94,493

8

140.04

GREEN LANTERN #6

$2.99

DC

 

88,437

9

128.71

UNCANNY X-MEN #467

$2.50

MAR

 

81,282

10

125.51

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #527

$2.50

MAR

 

79,261

11

125.24

SECRET WAR BOOK FIVE (Of 5)

$3.99

MAR

 

79,090

12

122.23

X-MEN #179

$2.50

MAR

 

77,189

13

121.77

JLA #123

$2.50

DC

 

76,899

14

119.71

X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS #2 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

 

75,598

15

118.03

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #87

$2.50

MAR

 

74,537

16

117.79

X-MEN #180

$2.50

MAR

 

74,386

17

115.57

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #88

$2.50

MAR

 

72,984

18

114.51

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #3

$2.99

MAR

 

72,314

19

111.98

WOLVERINE #37

$2.50

MAR

 

70,716

20

108.19

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #26

$2.50

MAR

 

68,323

21

107.75

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #21

$2.99

MAR

 

68,045

22

106.34

TEEN TITANS #30

$2.50

DC

 

67,155

23

102.12

GREEN LANTERN CORPS RECHARGE #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

64,490

24

101.27

SPIDER-WOMAN ORIGIN #1 (Of 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

63,953

25

100.9

SUPERMAN #224

$2.50

DC

 

63,719

26

100.16

ULTIMATE IRON MAN #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

63,252

27

100

BATMAN #648

$2.50

DC

 

63,151

28

99.61

ULTIMATE X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR SPECIAL

$2.99

MAR

 

62,905

29

98.58

SON OF M #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

62,254

30

94.5

GHOST RIDER #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

59,678

31

90.4

SPIDER-MAN BLACK CAT EVIL THAT MEN DO #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

57,089

32

88.76

X-FACTOR #1

$2.99

MAR

 

56,053

33

85.27

SPIDER-MAN BLACK CAT EVIL THAT MEN DO #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

53,849

34

80.79

YOUNG AVENGERS SPECIAL #1

$3.99

MAR

 

51,020

35

80.54

JSA #80

$2.50

DC

 

50,862

36

77.3

NEW EXCALIBUR #2

$2.99

MAR

 

48,816

37

74.78

WONDER WOMAN #224

$2.50

DC

 

47,224

38

74.03

FANTASTIC FOUR #533

$2.99

MAR

 

46,751

39

73.72

OUTSIDERS #31

$2.50

DC

 

46,555

40

71.76

JSA CLASSIFIED #6

$2.50

DC

 

45,317

41

71.18

X-FACTOR #2

$2.99

MAR

 

44,951

42

71.17

CAPTAIN AMERICA #13

$2.99

MAR

 

44,945

43

68.96

GENERATION M #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

43,549

44

68.84

NEW X-MEN #21

$2.99

MAR

 

43,473

45

68.58

DAREDEVIL #80

$2.99

MAR

 

43,309

46

67.18

ACTION COMICS #834

$2.50

DC

 

42,425

47

66.88

ADVS O/SUPERMAN #647

$2.50

DC

 

42,235

48

66.43

JLA CLASSIFIED #15

$2.99

DC

 

41,951

49

66.35

SENTRY #4 (Of 8)

$2.99

MAR

 

41,901

50

65.65

FLASH #229

$2.50

DC

 

41,459

51

58.82

DETECTIVE COMICS #814

$2.50

DC

 

37,145

52

58.47

INCREDIBLE HULK #90

$2.99

MAR

 

36,924

53

56.49

NIGHTWING #115

$2.50

DC

 

35,674

54

56.28

NEW AVENGERS MOST WANTED FILES

$3.99

MAR

 

35,541

55

56.27

PUNISHER #28 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

35,535

56

56.21

MARVEL ZOMBIES #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

35,497

57

53.65

EXILES #74

$2.99

MAR

 

33,881

58

53.22

SUPREME POWER HYPERION #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

33,609

59

51.64

ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN SP ED #1

$3.99

DC

 

32,611

60

51.61

CONAN #23 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

32,592

61

51

SUPREME POWER NIGHTHAWK #4 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

32,207

62

50.32

GREEN ARROW #57

$2.50

DC

 

31,778

63

49.89

SEVEN SOLDIERS MISTER MIRACLE #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

31,506

64

49.14

IRON MAN INEVITABLE #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

31,032

65

48.54

BIRDS O/PREY #89

$2.50

DC

 

30,653

66

48.53

SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2005

$4.99

DC

 

30,647

67

47.9

DAREDEVIL FATHER #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

30,249

68

47.73

SEVEN SOLDIERS BULLETEER #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

30,142

69

47.43

WHAT IF WOLVERINE

$2.99

MAR

 

29,953

70

46.6

SHE-HULK 2 #3

$3.99

MAR

 

29,428

71

46.44

BLACK PANTHER #11

$2.99

MAR

 

29,327

72

46.14

BATMAN & MONSTER MEN #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

29,138

73

45.7

SPAWN #151

$2.95

IMA

 

28,860

74

45.69

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #72

$2.50

DC

 

28,854

75

45.18

ROBIN #145

$2.50

DC

 

28,532

76

43.97

BOOKS O/DOOM #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

27,767

77

41.77

BATGIRL #71

$2.50

DC

 

26,378

78

41.53

JONAH HEX #2

$2.99

DC

 

26,227

79

41.18

Y THE LAST MAN #40 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

26,006

80

40.95

FANTASTIC FOUR SPECIAL

$2.99

MAR

 

25,860

81

40.88

PUNISHER SILENT NIGHT

$3.99

MAR

 

25,816

82

40.59

POWERS #15 (MR)

$2.95

MAR

 

25,633

83

40

RUNAWAYS #11

$2.99

MAR

 

25,260

84

39.78

PUNISHER VS BULLSEYE #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

25,121

85

39.72

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #16

$2.99

MAR

 

25,084

86

39.51

WHAT IF CAPTAIN AMERICA

$2.99

MAR

 

24,951

87

39.17

HAWKMAN #47

$2.50

DC

 

24,736

88

38.82

FABLES #44 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

24,515

89

38.76

WHAT IF FANTASTIC FOUR

$2.99

MAR

 

24,477

90

38.57

STREET FIGHTER II #1*

$3.95

UDO

 

24,357

91

38.4

WHAT IF THOR

$2.99

MAR

 

24,250

92

38.25

CONAN & DEMONS O/KHITAI #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

24,155

93

38.22

CATWOMAN #50

$2.50

DC

 

24,136

94

38.02

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #198

$2.50

DC

 

24,010

95

37.81

HUNTER KILLER #5

$2.99

IMA

 

23,877

96

37.52

X-MEN COLOSSUS BLOODLINE #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

23,694

97

37.38

THING #2

$2.99

MAR

 

23,606

98

37.18

CAPTAIN ATOM ARMAGEDDON #3 (Of 9)

$2.99

DC

 

23,480

99

37.17

FIRESTORM #20

$2.50

DC

 

23,473

100

37.17

WHAT IF DAREDEVIL

$2.99

MAR

 

23,473

101

36.89

CABLE DEADPOOL #23

$2.99

MAR

 

23,296

102

36.78

BATMAN JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #5 (Of 12)

$2.50

DC

 

23,227

103

36.03

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #25

$2.99

MAR

 

22,753

104

35.56

DANGER GIRL BACK I/BLACK #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

22,456

105

35.12

WHAT IF SUBMARINER

$2.99

MAR

 

22,179

106

35.05

X-MEN UNLTD #12

$2.99

MAR

 

22,134

107

34.91

THOR BLOOD OATH #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,046

108

33.92

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #80

$2.99

DAR

 

21,421

109

33.83

THOR BLOOD OATH #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,364

110

32.93

OFFICIAL HNDBK ULTIMATE MARVEL UNIV ULTIMATES & X-MEN 2005

$3.99

MAR

 

20,796

111

32.53

JLA CLASSIFIED COLD STEEL #1 (Of 2)

$5.99

DC

 

20,543

112

31.89

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #6

$4.50

DDP

 

20,139

113

31.67

MARVEL TEAM-UP #15

$2.99

MAR

 

20,000

114

31.55

FATHOM #5

$2.99

ASP

 

19,924

115

31.1

AQUAMAN #37

$2.50

DC

 

19,640

116

30.12

FATHOM #6

$2.99

ASP

 

19,021

117

29.97

GI JOE SNAKE-EYES DECLASSIFIED #5 (Of 6)

$2.95

DDP

 

18,926

118

29.9

STAR WARS EMPIRE #38 (C: 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

18,882

119

29.83

STAR WARS X-WING ROGUE LEADER #3 (Of 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

18,838

120

29.5

GOTHAM CENTRAL #38

$2.50

DC

 

18,630

121

29.43

BATMAN GOTHAM COUNTY LINE #3 (Of 3)

$5.99

DC

 

18,585

122

29.16

GLX-MAS SPECIAL

$3.99

MAR

 

18,415

123

27.49

SOULFIRE DYING O/T LIGHT #4

$2.99

ASP

 

17,360

124

27.18

ANGEL OLD FRIENDS #1 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

17,164

125

27.01

SPIDER-GIRL #93

$2.99

MAR

 

17,057

126

26.75

TESTAMENT #1 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

16,893

127

26.36

BLACK WIDOW 2 #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

16,647

128

25.78

LOVELESS #3 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

16,280

129

25.23

TEAM ZERO #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

15,933

130

25.15

WRAITHBORN #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

15,882

131

24.43

WILDCATS NEMESIS #4 (Of 9)

$2.99

DC

 

15,428

132

24.24

BOOK O/LOST SOULS #3

$2.99

MAR

 

15,308

133

24.17

SOLO #8

$4.99

DC

 

15,264

134

23.73

BPRD BLACK FLAME #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

DAR

 

14,986

135

23.53

NIGHTMARE O/ELM ST PARANOID #1 (Of 3) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

14,859

136

23.5

DMZ #2 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

14,840

137

23.22

AUTHORITY MAGNIFICENT KEVIN #5 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

14,664

138

22.81

HELLBLAZER #215 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

14,405

139

22.43

100 BULLETS #67 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

14,165

140

22.34

SENTINEL #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

14,108

141

21.56

MANHUNTER #17

$2.50

DC

 

13,615

142

21.52

FRIDAY THE 13TH BLOODBATH #2 (Of 3) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

13,590

143

21.39

DOWN #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

13,508

144

21.13

VIGILANTE #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

13,344

145

21.11

NICK FURY HOWLING COMMANDOS #3

$2.99

MAR

 

13,331

146

20.29

BLOOD O/T DEMON #10

$2.50

DC

 

12,813

147

20.13

TOP 10 BEYOND FARTHEST PRECINCT #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

12,712

148

19.98

JASON X SP #1 (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

12,618

149

19.77

FRESHMEN #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

12,485

150

19.5

X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS #1 (Of 6)*

$3.99

MAR

 

12,314

151

19.28

FALLEN ANGEL IDW #1

$3.99

IDW

 

12,176

152

19.15

DRAX THE DESTROYER #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

12,093

153

19.13

NECROMANCER #3

$2.99

IMA

 

12,081

154

19.01

REVELATIONS #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

DAR

 

12,005

155

18.76

LADY DEATH WICKED #1*

$3.99

AVA

 

11,847

156

18.71

AMAZING FANTASY #16

$2.99

MAR

 

11,816

157

18.67

TEEN TITANS GO #26

$2.25

DC

 

11,790

158

18.63

GIRLS #8 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

11,765

159

18.46

HARD TIME SEASON TWO #1

$2.50

DC

 

11,658

160

18.21

MAJESTIC #12

$2.99

DC

 

11,500

161

18.16

BAD PLANET #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

11,468

162

17.76

GOON #15

$2.99

DAR

 

11,216

163

17.69

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #1

$2.99

MAR

 

11,171

164

17.5

SIMPSONS COMICS #113

$2.99

BON

 

11,051

165

17.23

LUCIFER #69 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

10,881

166

17.22

NEW WARRIORS #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

10,875

167

17.06

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLTD #16

$2.25

DC

 

10,774

168

16.48

ARANA HEART O/T SPIDER #12

$2.99

MAR

 

10,407

169

16.33

FANTASTIC FOUR IRON MAN BIG I/JAPAN #3 (Of 4)

$3.50

MAR

 

10,313

170

16

SILENT DRAGON #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

10,104

171

15.78

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

$2.99

IMA

 

9,965

172

15.66

CANNON HAWKE #4

$2.99

ASP

 

9,889

173

15.51

AEON FLUX #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

9,795

174

15.46

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT JOHN CASSADAY SEAN MCKEEVER

$2.99

MAR

 

9,763

175

15.18

ESCAPE O/T LIVING DEAD #2 (Of 5) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

9,586

176

14.91

FORGOTTEN REALMS DARK ELF EXILE #2 SEELEY CVR (Of 3)

$4.95

DDP

 

9,416

177

14.86

SAMURAI HEAVEN & EARTH #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

9,384

178

14.45

STRANGERS I/PARADISE #78

$2.95

ABS

 

9,125

179

14.08

SWAMP THING #22 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

8,892

180

14.05

FRESHMEN YEARBOOK ONE SHOT

$2.99

IMA

 

8,873

181

13.74

DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES #5 KURTH CVR (Of 8)

$2.95

DDP

 

8,677

182

13.64

DAUGHTERS O/T DRAGON DEADLY HANDS

$3.99

MAR

 

8,614

183

13.49

ROBOTECH PRELUDE TO SHADOW CHRONICLES #4 (Of 5)

$3.50

DC

 

8,519

184

13.4

BATMAN STRIKES #16

$2.25

DC

 

8,462

185

13.33

KONG MOVIE ADAPTATION #1 (Of 3)

$3.99

DAR

 

8,418

186

13.28

WOLVERINE #36*

$2.50

MAR

 

8,386

187

13.27

X-MEN & POWER PACK #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

8,380

188

13.12

LADY DEATH 2005 BIKINI SP*

$3.99

AVA

 

8,285

189

13.02

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #2 2ND PTG VAR

$2.99

MAR

 

8,222

190

12.57

JUSTICE #1 (Of 12)*

$2.99

DC

 

7,938

191

12.51

VICE #3

$2.99

IMA

 

7,900

192

12.38

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #157

$2.25

ARC

 

7,818

193

12.33

SONIC X #4 (Of 4)

$2.25

ARC

 

7,787

194

12.18

SHONEN JUMP JAN 06 #37

$4.99

VIZ

 

7,692

195

11.64

GEORGE ROMEROS LAND O/T DEAD #4 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

7,351

196

11.39

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #20*

$2.99

MAR

 

7,193

197

11.33

PURGATORI #2 (MR)

$2.95

CHA

 

7,155

198

10.68

DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES #4 KURTH CVR (Of 8)

$2.95

DDP

 

6,745

199

10.66

METAL GEAR SOLID SONS O/LIBERTY #2

$3.99

IDW

 

6,732

200

10.57

LOOKING GLASS WARS HATTER M #1 (Of 4)

$3.99

IMA

 

6,675

201

10.45

30 DAYS O/NIGHT ANNUAL 2005

$7.49

IDW

 

6,599

202

10.14

NEW X-MEN #20 2ND PTG VAR

$2.99

MAR

 

6,404

203

10.12

MARVEL ADVS SPIDER-MAN #10

$2.50

MAR

 

6,391

204

10.07

SAVAGE DRAGON GOD WAR #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

6,359

205

9.33

EVIL ERNIE I/SANTA FE #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

CHA

 

5,892

206

9.26

EXALTED #2 REG ED

$3.49

UDO

 

5,848

207

9.24

PVP #21

$2.99

IMA

 

5,835

208

9.12

EMILY THE STRANGE #2

$7.95

DAR

 

5,759

209

8.57

BLOODRAYNE DARK SOUL*

$3.99

DIG

 

5,412

210

8.53

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #109

$4.99

KZR

 

5,387

211

8.42

FEAR AGENT #2

$2.99

IMA

 

5,317

212

8.22

WALKING DEAD SCRIPT BOOK #1 (MR)

$3.99

IMA

 

5,191

213

8.01

MARVEL ADVS FANTASTIC FOUR #7

$2.50

MAR

 

5,058

214

7.84

ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY #16 (MR)

$15.95

FAN

 

4,951

215

7.82

LOCAL #2 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

4,938

216

7.72

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #20 (MR)

$2.50

IMA

 

4,875

217

7.71

ROBERT JORDANS NEW SPRING #4

$3.95

RED

 

4,869

218

7.58

SILENT HILL DEAD ALIVE #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

4,787

219

7.48

ATOMIKA #5 (Of 12)

$2.99

MER

 

4,724

220

7.42

UNCLE SCROOGE #349

$6.95

GEM

 

4,686

221

7.11

SCOOBY DOO #103

$2.25

DC

 

4,490

222

7.1

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #335

$2.95

GEM

 

4,484

223

7.06

REVOLUTION O/T PLANET O/T APES #1 (Of 6)

$3.98

MET

 

4,458

224

7.04

SEA O/RED #7 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

4,446

225

6.8

MAZE AGENCY #1 (Of 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

4,294

226

6.68

POWERPUFF GIRLS #69

$2.25

DC

 

4,218

227

6.67

NOBLE CAUSES #15

$3.50

IMA

 

4,212

228

6.45

LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #15 (MR)

$4.50

FAN

 

4,073

229

6.45

PERHAPANAUTS #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,073

230

6.32

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #664

$6.95

GEM

 

3,991

231

6.27

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #284

$2.95

GEM

 

3,960

232

6.25

BART SIMPSON COMICS #27

$2.99

BON

 

3,947

233

6.18

BLACK HARVEST #2 (Of 6)

$3.25

DDP

 

3,903

234

6.14

INFINITE CRISIS #2 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

3,877

235

6.12

SHADOWPLAY #3

$3.99

IDW

 

3,865

236

6.05

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #108 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

3,821

237

6.03

BATTLE HYMN #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

IMA

 

3,808

238

5.99

IMAGE COMICS HOLIDAY SP 2005

$9.99

IMA

 

3,783

239

5.98

HACK SLASH LAND O/LOST TOYS #2 (Of 3) (MR)

$3.25

DDP

 

3,776

240

5.9

SHADOWHAWK #8

$3.50

IMA

 

3,726

241

5.74

ABIDING PERDITION #1*

$3.50

DIA

 

3,625

242

5.73

INTIMIDATORS #1

$3.50

IMA

 

3,619

243

5.63

TICK DAYS O/DRAMA #3

$3.95

NEW

 

3,555

244

5.56

GYPSY #3 (Of 3)*

$3.50

AVA

 

3,511

245

5.56

OPTIC NERVE #10 (MR)

$3.95

DRA

 

3,511

246

5.41

JINGLE BELLE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

$2.99

DAR

 

3,416

247

5.24

GOLD DIGGER #69

$2.99

ANT

 

3,309

248

4.99

GENERATION M #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

3,151

249

4.92

HAWAIIAN DICK LAST RESORT #3 (Of 4) (RES)

$2.99

IMA

 

3,107

250

4.81

GROUNDED #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

3,038

251

4.81

LEGEND O/ISIS #7

$2.99

ALI

 

3,038

252

4.53

ZOMBIE TALES DEATH VALLEY #1

$6.99

BOO

 

2,861

253

4.4

10 ONE SHOT

$6.99

BOO

 

2,779

254

4.4

FELL #1 2ND PTG

$1.99

IMA

 

2,779

255

4.36

AGE O/BRONZE #22

$3.50

IMA

 

2,753

256

4.31

LEGEND O/ISIS #6

$2.99

ALI

 

2,722

257

4.21

SUPER MANGA BLAST #58 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

2,659

258

4.17

LOONEY TUNES #133

$2.25

DC

 

2,633

259

4.15

ARCHIE #562

$2.25

ARC

 

2,621

260

4.15

NIGHT CLUB #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,621

261

4.1

XIII #4

$2.99

ALI

 

2,589

262

4.09

FELL #2 2ND PTG

$1.99

IMA

 

2,583

263

4.07

NAT TURNER #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$3.00

KYL

 

2,570

264

4.06

GOLD DIGGER #70

$2.99

ANT

 

2,564

265

3.99

BEAR #10

$2.95

SLG

 

2,520

266

3.98

DEAD AT 17 PROTECTORATE #2 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.95

VIP

 

2,513

267

3.98

KEEP #3 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,513

268

3.93

BONEYARD #20

$2.95

NBM

 

2,482

269

3.92

GI JOE SIGMA 6 #1

$2.95

DDP

 

2,476

270

3.91

ROCK N ROLL ONE SHOT

$3.50

IMA

 

2,469

271

3.91

POISON ELVES DOMINION #2 (MR)

$3.50

SIR

 

2,469

272

3.91

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1*

$2.99

DC

 

2,469

273

3.9

GRIMOIRE #7

$2.99

SPE

 

2,463

274

3.83

BERLIN #12 (MR)

$3.95

DRA

 

2,419

275

3.78

SABRINA VOL 2 #72

$2.25

ARC

 

2,387

276

3.68

BETTY & VERONICA #214

$2.25

ARC

 

2,324

277

3.65

XIII #5

$2.99

ALI

 

2,305

278

3.58

ARCHAIC #1

$2.99

FEN

 

2,261

279

3.57

10TH MUSE VOL 2 #7

$2.99

ALI

 

2,254

280

3.55

SHOJO BEAT JAN 06 VOL 2 #1

$5.99

VIZ

 

2,242

281

3.5

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2ND PTG VAR #525

$2.50

MAR

 

2,210

282

3.47

INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

2,191

283

3.44

BETTY #152

$2.25

ARC

 

2,172

284

3.42

NIGHT MARY #4 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,160

285

3.41

DRACULA VS KING ARTHUR #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

SIL

 

2,153

286

3.39

10TH MUSE VOL 2 #8

$2.99

ALI

 

2,141

287

3.34

NYC MECH BETA LOVE #4

$2.99

IMA

 

2,109

288

3.33

CHICANOS #2

$3.99

IDW

 

2,103

289

3.33

ABIDING PERDITION #2*

$3.50

APC

 

2,103

290

3.29

ROCKETO #4

$2.99

SPE

 

2,078

291

3.17

FELL #3

$1.99

IMA

 

2,002

292

3.12

LOST SQUAD #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

DDP

 

1,970

293

3.12

NIGHT MARY #5 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

1,970

294

3.01

FREE FALL #1 (Of 3)

$3.99

NAR

 

1,901

295

2.94

ROBOTIKA #1 (MR)

$3.95

ARC

 

1,857

296

2.86

NARWAIN PREVIEW (MR)*

$2.49

NAR

 

1,806

297

2.85

BONE REST #6 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

1,800

298

2.82

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #16

$2.25

DC

 

1,781

299

2.65

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #166

$3.59

ARC

 

1,674

300

2.65

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #526

$2.50

MAR

 

1,674

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual November orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Infinite Crisis #2 Sells Over 200K' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in November, see 'Graphic Novels Continue Growth in November.'

 

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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