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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2006

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

Published: 08/15/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during July 2006.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in July, see ''Civil War' Stays On Top.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'Graphic Novels Pick Up Pace.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

9.45

FABLES VOL 7 ARABIAN NIGHTS & DAYS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

10,732

2

9.27

HALO GRAPHIC NOVEL HC (MR)

$24.99

MAR

 

10,528

3

6.21

NEW AVENGERS VOL 2 SENTRY TP

$14.99

MAR

 

7,053

4

5.61

TWISTED TOYFARE THEATRE VOL 7 TP

$12.99

WIZ

 

6,371

5

5.14

TEEN TITANS VOL 5 LIFE & DEATH TP

$14.99

DC

 

5,837

6

5.04

SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 4 VENGEANCE HC

$19.99

DC

 

5,724

7

4.7

SUPERMAN INFINITE CRISIS TP

$12.99

DC

 

5,338

8

3.93

FRUITS BASKET VOL 14 GN (Of 19)

$9.99

TKP

 

4,463

9

3.9

SUPERMAN RETURNS MOVIE & MORE TALES O/T MAN O/STEEL

$12.99

DC

 

4,429

10

3.83

SHOWCASE PRESENTS ELONGATED MAN VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

4,350

11

3.75

X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS PREM HC

$24.99

MAR

 

4,259

12

3.7

LUCIFER VOL 10 MORNINGSTAR TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

4,202

13

3.69

STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 9 TP

$17.95

DAR

 

4,191

14

3.59

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 8 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

4,077

15

3.48

CAPTAIN AMERICA RED MENACE VOL 1 TP

$11.99

MAR

 

3,952

16

3.47

BERSERK VOL 12 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

3,941

17

3.43

ESSENTIAL OFF HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE DLX ED VOL 3 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,895

18

3.42

WALT DISNEY TREASURES VOL 1 75 YEARS O/DISNEY COMICS TP

$12.99

GEM

 

3,884

19

3.41

BATMAN CITY O/CRIME TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,873

20

3.39

X-MEN BLOOD O/APOCALYPSE TP

$17.99

MAR

 

3,850

21

3.2

SUPREME POWER HYPERION TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,634

22

3.15

WONDER WOMAN MISSIONS END TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,577

23

3.08

ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL 2 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,498

24

3.06

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 HC (MR)

$29.99

IMA

 

3,475

25

3.04

SLOTH HC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

3,452

26

2.92

TRIGUN MAXIMUM VOL 9 TP

$9.95

DAR

 

3,316

27

2.87

CARL BARKS GREATEST DUCKTALES STORIES VOL 2 TP

$10.95

GEM

 

3,259

28

2.87

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 28 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,259

29

2.74

INU YASHA VOL 26 TP

$8.95

VIZ

 

3,112

30

2.64

IRON MAN EXTREMIS PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

2,998

31

2.6

DEATH NOTE VOL 6 TP

$7.99

VIZ

 

2,953

32

2.6

TESTAMENT AKEDAH TP (MR)

$9.99

DC

 

2,953

33

2.48

HELLBLAZER ALL HIS ENGINES SC (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

2,816

34

2.39

BPRD BLACK FLAME TP

$17.95

DAR

 

2,714

35

2.37

TOP 10 BEYOND FARTHEST PRECINCT TP

$14.99

DC

 

2,692

36

2.35

INVINCIBLE VOL 2 ULTIMATE COLL HC

$34.99

IMA

 

2,669

37

2.3

NEW EXCALIBUR VOL 1 DEFENDERS O/T REALM TP

$17.99

MAR

 

2,612

38

2.25

NGE ANGELIC DAYS MANGA VOL 2 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

2,555

39

2.21

USAGI YOJIMBO VOL 20 GLIMPSES O/DEATH TP

$15.95

DAR

 

2,510

40

2.14

METAL MEN ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC

$49.99

DC

 

2,430

41

2.11

ULTIMATES VOL 2 HOMELAND SECURITY TP

$17.99

MAR

 

2,396

42

2.1

FANTASTIC FOUR BOOKS O/DOOM PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

2,385

43

2.09

BLACK PANTHER BY JACK KIRBY VOL 2 TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,374

44

2.06

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 2 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,339

45

2.03

FLIGHT VOL 3 GN

$24.95

RAN

 

2,305

46

1.93

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 POWER & RESPONSIBILITY TP

$14.95

MAR

 

2,192

47

1.9

ONE PIECE VOL 11 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

2,158

48

1.9

24 SEVEN GN

$24.99

IMA

 

2,158

49

1.73

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 LEARNING CURVE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,965

50

1.69

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE VOL 3 HC

$34.99

MAR

 

1,919

51

1.69

TEEN TITANS GO VOL 4 READY FOR ACTION TP

$6.99

DC

 

1,919

52

1.67

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 11 CARNAGE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,897

53

1.65

SILENT DRAGON TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,874

54

1.63

PATHFINDER TP

$19.95

DAR

 

1,851

55

1.62

EXCALIBUR CLASSIC VOL 2 TWO EDGED SWORD TP

$24.99

MAR

 

1,840

56

1.61

OLD BOY VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,828

57

1.6

ANTIQUE BAKERY VOL 4 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,817

58

1.56

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 7 BLOCKBUSTER TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,772

59

1.55

BOMB QUEEN VOL 1 WOMAN O/MASS DESTRUCTION TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,760

60

1.54

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 12 HARD LESSONS TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,749

61

1.53

GORGEOUS CARAT GALAXY GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,738

62

1.51

30 DAYS O/NIGHT THREE TALES TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,715

63

1.51

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 10 CRY WOLF TP

$8.99

MAR

 

1,715

64

1.5

IRON WEST GN

$14.99

IMA

 

1,704

65

1.5

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE VOL 1 SUPER CRUSH DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,704

66

1.46

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 8 CATS & KINGS TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,658

67

1.43

POLLY & PIRATES VOL 1 TP (MR)

$11.95

ONI

 

1,624

68

1.42

FUTURAMA VOL 3 TIME BENDER TP

$14.95

BON

 

1,613

69

1.41

KARE KANO VOL 20 GN (Of 21)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,601

70

1.4

TIME LAG GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,590

71

1.39

MUSEUM O/TERROR VOL 1 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

1,579

72

1.38

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 LEGACY TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,567

73

1.37

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 3 DOUBLE TROUBLE TP

$17.95

MAR

 

1,556

74

1.37

KURO NO KISHI BLACK KNIGHT VOL 1 GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,556

75

1.36

EIGHTBALL PUSSEY TP

$9.95

FAN

 

1,545

76

1.35

MARVEL MASTERWORKS CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 3 HC VAR ED

$54.99

MAR

 

1,533

77

1.34

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 5 PUBLIC SCRUTINY TP

$11.99

MAR

 

1,522

78

1.34

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 9 ULTIMATE SIX TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,522

79

1.33

CAFE KICHIJOUJI DE VOL 3 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,510

80

1.33

FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN VOL 4 TP

$8.99

VIZ

 

1,510

81

1.32

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,499

82

1.32

READ OR DIE VOL 3 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,499

83

1.3

ULTIMATE GALACTUS BK 2 SECRET TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,476

84

1.27

LE PORTRAIT DE PETITE COSSETTE VOL 1 GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,442

85

1.25

ONLY RING FINGER KNOWS VOL 2 NOVEL (MR)

$8.95

DIG

 

1,420

86

1.25

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,420

87

1.24

PATH O/T ASSASSIN VOL 1 SERVING I/T DARK TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

1,408

88

1.23

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 7 PAPER DOLLS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,397

89

1.22

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 2 DOOM TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,386

90

1.2

SPIKE TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,363

91

1.16

WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,317

92

1.16

DEARS VOL 7 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,317

93

1.16

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 19 GN (Of 31) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,317

94

1.15

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,306

95

1.15

COBBLERS MONSTER GN

$14.99

IMA

 

1,306

96

1.15

LEFT BANK GANG GN (MR)

$12.95

FAN

 

1,306

97

1.15

IS VOL 8 GN

$7.99

VIZ

 

1,306

98

1.14

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,295

99

1.13

WALLFLOWER VOL 8 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

1,283

100

1.13

HIKARU NO GO VOL 7 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,283

 
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 July, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of July.  This information may not be reproduced in any format without also crediting Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
 
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 June, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2006.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2006.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual June orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''Civil War' Remains White Hot' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Comics Lead Strong Quarter.'
 
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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