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Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2006

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

Published: 09/20/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during August 2006.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in August, see 'Meltzer's 'JLA' Tops 200K.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'Graphic Novels Pace Growth.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during August, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--August 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

221.48

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1*

$3.99

DC

 

212,581

2

160.72

NEW AVENGERS #23 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

154,262

3

125.49

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #5*

$2.99

MAR

 

120,448

4

125.41

ASTONISHING X-MEN #16

$2.99

MAR

 

120,371

5

124.51

52 WEEK #13

$2.50

DC

 

119,507

6

124.41

52 WEEK #15

$2.50

DC

 

119,411

7

123.21

52 WEEK #14

$2.50

DC

 

118,259

8

122.39

52 WEEK #16

$2.50

DC

 

117,472

9

121.52

52 WEEK #17

$2.50

DC

 

116,637

10

116.1

CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE #5 (Of 11)

$2.99

MAR

 

111,435

11

114.34

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #5

$2.99

DC

 

109,746

12

113.23

WOLVERINE #45 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

108,680

13

111.34

JUSTICE #7 (Of 12)

$3.50

DC

 

106,866

14

103.22

CIVIL WAR X-MEN #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

99,073

15

100

BATMAN #656

$2.99

DC

 

95,982

16

94.46

SUPERMAN BATMAN #29

$2.99

DC

 

90,665

17

93.43

FANTASTIC FOUR #539 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

89,676

18

92.96

UNCANNY X-MEN #477

$2.99

MAR

 

89,225

19

88.16

WONDER WOMAN #2

$2.99

DC

 

84,618

20

87.94

ULTIMATES ANNUAL #2

$3.99

MAR

 

84,407

21

85.52

X-MEN #190

$2.99

MAR

 

82,084

22

84.11

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #32*

$2.99

MAR

 

80,730

23

81.89

CIVIL WAR YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

78,600

24

80.54

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #98

$2.99

MAR

 

77,304

25

79.26

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #99

$2.99

MAR

 

76,075

26

77.48

HEROES FOR HIRE #1 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

74,367

27

77.36

SUPERGIRL #9

$2.99

DC

 

74,252

28

75.21

ETERNALS #3 (Of 6)*

$3.99

MAR

 

72,188

29

74.53

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2

$3.99

MAR

 

71,535

30

73.59

FLASH FASTEST MAN ALIVE #3

$2.99

DC

 

70,633

31

73.09

ULTIMATE X-MEN #73

$2.99

MAR

 

70,153

32

72.13

TEEN TITANS #38

$2.99

DC

 

69,232

33

71.19

MS MARVEL #6 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

68,330

34

70.64

MOON KNIGHT #4

$2.99

MAR

 

67,802

35

69.78

SUPERMAN #655

$2.99

DC

 

66,976

36

69.15

DETECTIVE COMICS #822

$2.99

DC

 

66,372

37

67.92

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #33

$2.99

MAR

 

65,191

38

67.75

ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #2

$3.99

MAR

 

65,028

39

64.38

GHOST RIDER #2

$2.99

MAR

 

61,793

40

64.04

THUNDERBOLTS #105 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

61,467

41

63.56

ANNIHILATION #1 (Of 6)*

$2.99

MAR

 

61,006

42

62.98

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #2

$3.99

MAR

 

60,449

43

60.39

ACTION COMICS #842

$2.99

DC

 

57,964

44

57.91

CABLE DEADPOOL #31 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

55,583

45

57.74

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #29

$2.99

MAR

 

55,420

46

53.64

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #3

$2.99

DC

 

51,485

47

53.13

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #11

$2.99

MAR

 

50,995

48

52.74

TRIALS O/SHAZAM #1 (Of 12)

$2.99

DC

 

50,621

49

52.67

DAREDEVIL #88

$2.99

MAR

 

50,554

50

50.94

INCREDIBLE HULK #97

$2.99

MAR

 

48,893

51

47.68

ION #5 (Of 12)

$2.99

DC

 

45,764

52

46.47

X-FACTOR #10

$2.99

MAR

 

44,603

53

46.43

SQUADRON SUPREME #6

$2.99

MAR

 

44,564

54

46.37

SECRET SIX #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

44,507

55

43.77

OMAC #2 (Of 8)

$2.99

DC

 

42,011

56

42.99

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 (Of 8)

$2.99

DC

 

41,263

57

42.22

OUTSIDERS #39

$2.99

DC

 

40,524

58

41.99

NEW X-MEN #29

$2.99

MAR

 

40,303

59

41.79

NIGHTWING #123

$2.99

DC

 

40,111

60

41.64

CLAWS #1 (Of 3)

$3.99

MAR

 

39,967

61

41.52

SUPERGIRL & LOSH #21

$2.99

DC

 

39,852

62

39.84

ALL NEW ATOM #2

$2.99

DC

 

38,239

63

39.69

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #1*

$2.99

DE

 

38,095

64

38.84

IRON MAN #11

$2.99

MAR

 

37,279

65

38.14

ROBIN #153

$2.99

DC

 

36,608

66

37.62

NEW EXCALIBUR #10

$2.99

MAR

 

36,108

67

37.2

GREEN ARROW #65

$2.99

DC

 

35,705

68

35.66

PUNISHER #36 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

34,227

69

35.48

DARKNESS WOLVERINE

$2.99

IMA

 

34,054

70

35.4

EXILES #85

$2.99

MAR

 

33,978

71

34.78

SHADOWPACT #4

$2.99

DC

 

33,383

72

34.57

BLUE BEETLE #6

$2.99

DC

 

33,181

73

33.66

JSA CLASSIFIED #15

$2.99

DC

 

32,308

74

33.52

JSA CLASSIFIED #16

$2.99

DC

 

32,173

75

32.96

BOYS #1 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

31,636

76

32.94

UNCLE SAM & FREEDOM FIGHTERS #2 (Of 8)

$2.99

DC

 

31,616

77

32.9

BIRDS O/PREY #97

$2.99

DC

 

31,578

78

32.85

CREEPER #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

31,530

79

32.56

CHECKMATE #5

$2.99

DC

 

31,252

80

32.18

CONAN #31 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

30,887

81

30.39

BATMAN & MAD MONK #1 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

 

29,169

82

30.21

RED SONJA #13*

$2.99

DE

 

28,996

83

29.93

BEYOND #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

28,727

84

29.75

SHE-HULK 2 #10

$2.99

MAR

 

28,555

85

29.56

BLACK PANTHER #19

$2.99

MAR

 

28,372

86

28.98

JLA CLASSIFIED #26

$2.99

DC

 

27,816

87

28.54

SHE-HULK 2 #11

$2.99

MAR

 

27,393

88

27.68

CATWOMAN #58

$2.99

DC

 

26,568

89

27.33

SPAWN #159

$2.95

IMA

 

26,232

90

27.26

BOYS #2 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

26,165

91

26.91

Y THE LAST MAN #48 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

25,829

92

26.44

FABLES #52 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

25,378

93

26.09

RUNAWAYS #19

$2.99

MAR

 

25,042

94

25.56

SAVAGE RED SONJA QOTFW #1 (Of 4)*

$3.50

DE

 

24,533

95

25.26

NEXTWAVE AGENTS O/HATE #7

$2.99

MAR

 

24,245

96

25.11

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #209

$2.99

DC

 

24,101

97

24.88

HAWKGIRL #55

$2.99

DC

 

23,880

98

24.54

JACK O/FABLES #2 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

23,554

99

24.09

CONAN & SONGS O/T DEAD #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

23,122

100

22.9

DEADMAN #1 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

21,980

101

22.84

HUNTER KILLER #6

$2.99

IMA

 

21,922

102

22.65

ANNIHILATION NOVA CORP FILES

$3.99

MAR

 

21,740

103

21.4

WALKING DEAD #30 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

20,540

104

21.27

TRANSFORMERS STORMBRINGER #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

IDW

 

20,415

105

21.06

MYTHOS HULK

$3.99

MAR

 

20,214

106

20.92

EX MACHINA #22 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

20,079

107

20.76

ALL NEW OFF HANDBK MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #8

$3.99

MAR

 

19,926

108

20.6

JONAH HEX #10

$2.99

DC

 

19,772

109

20.36

FELL #6

$1.99

IMA

 

19,542

110

20.1

AGENTS O/ATLAS #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

19,292

111

19.86

BATMAN JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #11 (Of 12)

$2.99

DC

 

19,062

112

19.56

NEW AVENGERS #22 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

18,774

113

19.5

FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MAN #28

$2.99

DC

 

18,716

114

19.35

TRANSFORMERS EVOLUTIONS HEARTS O/STEEL #2

$2.99

IDW

 

18,573

115

19.11

CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE #1 (Of 11)*

$2.99

MAR

 

18,342

116

18.97

GI JOE VS TRANSFORMERS VOL 3 ART O/WAR #5 (Of 5)*

$2.95

DDP

 

18,208

117

18.45

MARVEL TEAM-UP #23

$2.99

MAR

 

17,709

118

18.04

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #14

$2.95

DDP

 

17,315

119

17.84

X-MEN FAIRY TALES #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

17,123

120

17.8

TRANSFORMERS EVOLUTION HEARTS O/STEEL #3

$2.99

IDW

 

17,085

121

17.21

SPIDER-MAN FAMILY FEATURING AMAZING FRIENDS

$4.99

MAR

 

16,519

122

17.11

FANTASTIC FOUR FIRST FAMILY #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

16,423

123

16.54

NEXT #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

15,875

124

16.5

SOULFIRE CHAOS REIGN #1

$2.99

ASP

 

15,837

125

16.31

BPRD UNIVERSAL MACHINE #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

15,655

126

16.1

FATHOM #10

$2.99

ASP

 

15,453

127

15.91

XENA #2*

$3.50

DE

 

15,271

128

15.81

MANHUNTER #25

$2.99

DC

 

15,175

129

15.4

WOLVERINE #43 CW*

$2.99

MAR

 

14,781

130

15.32

DMZ #10 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

14,704

131

14.79

MAN-BAT #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

14,196

132

14.66

CYBERFORCE #5*

$2.99

IMA

 

14,071

133

14.54

HELLBLAZER #223 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

13,956

134

14.44

LOVELESS #10 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

13,860

135

14.18

INVINCIBLE #34

$2.99

IMA

 

13,610

136

14.12

WARLORD #7

$2.99

DC

 

13,553

137

14.1

STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS SAKURA #1 (Of 4)*

$3.95

UDO

 

13,533

138

13.93

MAN CALLED KEV #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

13,370

139

13.88

100 BULLETS #75 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

13,322

140

13.51

CIVIL WAR #2 (Of 7)*

$2.99

MAR

 

12,967

141

13.47

CIVIL WAR #3 (Of 7)*

$2.99

MAR

 

12,929

142

13.4

ESCAPISTS #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

DAR

 

12,862

143

13.16

BATTLER BRITTON #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

12,631

144

13.01

AMERICAN VIRGIN #6 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

12,487

145

12.91

MOUSE GUARD #4 (Of 6)

$3.50

ARS

 

12,391

146

12.37

GI JOE DECLASSIFIED #2 (Of 3) MANAPUL CVR

$4.95

DDP

 

11,873

147

11.67

DOC FRANKENSTEIN #5*

$3.50

BUR

 

11,201

148

11.47

SNAKES O/PLANE #1 (Of 2) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

11,009

149

11.46

X-FACTOR #8*

$2.99

MAR

 

11,000

150

11.25

KABUKI #7 (MR)*

$2.99

MAR

 

10,798

151

11.17

PAINKILLER JANE #3*

$2.99

DE

 

10,721

152

11.08

GIRLS #16 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

10,635

153

11

SPIKE VS DRACULA #5 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

10,558

154

10.9

TESTAMENT #9 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,462

155

10.78

SIMPSONS COMICS #121

$2.99

BON

 

10,347

156

10.76

TEEN TITANS GO #34

$2.25

DC

 

10,328

157

10.74

SOLO #12

$4.99

DC

 

10,308

158

10.73

EXTERMINATORS #8 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,299

159

10.64

ZOMBIES #3

$3.99

IDW

 

10,212

160

10.63

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS (IDW) #6

$2.49

IDW

 

10,203

161

10.54

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLTD #24

$2.25

DC

 

10,117

162

10.45

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #534 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

10,030

163

10.04

SHRUGGED #2

$2.99

ASP

 

9,637

164

9.71

CLAW THE UNCONQUERED #3

$2.99

DC

 

9,320

165

9.69

JACK KIRBYS GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #2

$2.99

MAR

 

9,301

166

9.61

FORGOTTEN REALMS CRYSTAL SHARD #1 (Of 3) SEELEY CVR

$4.95

DDP

 

9,224

167

9.59

BATMAN SON O/T DEMON

$5.99

DC

 

9,205

168

9.53

SPAWN #158

$2.95

IMA

 

9,147

169

9.16

BATMAN #655

$2.99

DC

 

8,792

170

9.08

CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE #4 (Of 11)

$2.99

MAR

 

8,715

171

8.97

MARVEL ADVS AVENGERS #4

$2.99

MAR

 

8,610

172

8.85

ELEPHANTMEN #2

$2.99

IMA

 

8,494

173

8.83

FALLEN ANGEL IDW #7

$3.99

IDW

 

8,475

174

8.74

ROKKIN #2

$2.99

DC

 

8,389

175

8.68

WOMEN O/MARVEL POSTER BK

$4.99

MAR

 

8,331

176

8.52

CSI DYING I/T GUTTERS #1

$3.99

IDW

 

8,178

177

8.51

FALLEN ANGEL IDW #8 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

8,168

178

8.48

BATMAN STRIKES #24

$2.25

DC

 

8,139

179

8.46

AMERICAN WAY #7 (Of 8)

$2.99

DC

 

8,120

180

8.44

ANGEL SPOTLIGHT CONNOR ONE SHOT

$3.99

IDW

 

8,101

181

8.35

LADY DEATH FETISHES 2006 SP*

$3.99

AVA

 

8,014

182

8.24

BART SIMPSON COMICS #31

$2.99

BON

 

7,909

183

8.05

MARVEL WESTERNS STRANGE WESTERNS STARRING BLACK RIDER

$3.99

MAR

 

7,727

184

7.93

ELRIC MAKING O/SORCERER #4 (Of 4)

$5.99

DC

 

7,611

185

7.86

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #165

$2.25

ARC

 

7,544

186

7.76

SWAMP THING #29 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

7,448

187

7.7

CIVIL WAR X-MEN #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

7,391

188

7.42

LADY DEATH BLACKLANDS #1/2*

$2.99

AVA

 

7,122

189

7.36

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #533 CW*

$2.99

MAR

 

7,064

190

7

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #9

$2.99

MAR

 

6,719

191

6.97

MANIFEST ETERNITY #3

$2.99

DC

 

6,690

192

6.76

SUPERMARKET #4 (Of 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

6,488

193

6.52

REX MUNDI #1 DH ED

$2.99

DAR

 

6,258

194

6.52

WOLVERINE #44 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

6,258

195

6.48

MARVEL ADVS SPIDER-MAN #18

$2.99

MAR

 

6,220

196

6.26

CLIVE BARKERS GREAT & SECRET SHOW #5 (Of 12)

$3.99

IDW

 

6,008

197

6.26

USAGI YOJIMBO #95

$2.99

DAR

 

6,008

198

6.2

CIVIL WAR YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

5,951

199

6.19

WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE #1

$3.99

IDW

 

5,941

200

6.12

CASANOVA #3 (MR)

$1.99

IMA

 

5,874

201

6.07

USAGI YOJIMBO #96

$2.99

DAR

 

5,826

202

5.94

BUCKAROO BANZAI #2 (Of 3)

$3.50

MOO

 

5,701

203

5.76

DEVI #2

$2.99

VIR

 

5,529

204

5.71

STARGATE ATLANTIS WRAITHFALL #1 (Of 3)*

$3.99

AVA

 

5,481

205

5.66

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #8

$2.99

ZEN

 

5,433

206

5.59

FEAR AGENT #7

$2.99

IMA

 

5,365

207

5.58

ANT #8

$2.99

IMA

 

5,356

208

5.49

CIVIL WAR #1 (Of 7)*

$3.99

MAR

 

5,269

209

5.33

LAST CHRISTMAS #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

5,116

210

5.32

BOMB QUEEN VS BLACKLIGHT ONE SHOT (MR)

$3.50

IMA

 

5,106

211

5.24

OZ WONDERLAND CHRONICLES #1 (Of 4)*

$3.50

BUY

 

5,029

212

5.18

SHONEN JUMP SEP 06 #45

$4.99

VIZ

 

4,972

213

5.18

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #117

$4.99

KZR

 

4,972

214

5.17

WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE #2 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

4,962

215

5.14

BATTLE POPE COLOR #10 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

 

4,933

216

5.1

EBERRON EYE O/T WOLF LIE CVR A

$4.95

DDP

 

4,895

217

5.06

UNCLE SCROOGE #357

$6.95

GEM

 

4,857

218

5.06

JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA #0

$2.99

DC

 

4,857

219

4.79

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #343

$2.95

GEM

 

4,598

220

4.76

MARVEL ADVS FANTASTIC FOUR #15

$2.99

MAR

 

4,569

221

4.7

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #25 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,511

222

4.68

SCOOBY DOO #111

$2.25

DC

 

4,492

223

4.64

METAL GEAR SOLID SONS O/LIBERTY #7

$3.99

IDW

 

4,454

224

4.64

CITY O/HEROES #15

$2.99

IMA

 

4,454

225

4.62

STARSHIP TROOPERS DEAD MANS HAND #1 (Of 4)*

$3.50

MRK

 

4,434

226

4.22

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #292

$2.95

GEM

 

4,050

227

4.21

EMISSARY #2

$3.50

IMA

 

4,041

228

4.15

NOBLE CAUSES #22

$3.50

IMA

 

3,983

229

4.14

WASTELAND #2 (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

3,974

230

3.91

SADHU #2

$2.99

VIR

 

3,753

231

3.88

PHONOGRAM #1

$3.50

IMA

 

3,724

232

3.87

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #672

$6.95

GEM

 

3,715

233

3.87

DUSTY STAR #1 (RES)

$3.50

IMA

 

3,715

234

3.85

52 WEEK #12**

$2.50

DC

 

3,695

235

3.78

HAUNTED MANSION #4

$2.95

SLG

 

3,628

236

3.75

MARVEL MILESTONES CLAREMONT JIM LEE X-MEN & STARJAMMERS PT 1

$3.99

MAR

 

3,599

237

3.73

FLASH FASTEST MAN ALIVE #2

$2.99

DC

 

3,580

238

3.73

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT ED BRUBAKER BILLY TAN

$2.99

MAR

 

3,580

239

3.68

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #116 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

3,532

240

3.67

ZOOM SUIT #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

SUP

 

3,523

241

3.64

EMISSARY #3

$3.50

IMA

 

3,494

242

3.52

UNCANNY X-MEN #476

$2.99

MAR

 

3,379

243

3.5

SHADOWHAWK ONE SHOT #1

$1.99

IMA

 

3,359

244

3.45

GOLD DIGGER #77

$2.99

ANT

 

3,311

245

3.28

ETERNALS #2 (Of 6)*

$3.99

MAR

 

3,148

246

3.27

SCARLET TRACES GREAT GAME #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

3,139

247

3.16

CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE #3 (Of 11)

$2.99

MAR

 

3,033

248

3.01

X-MEN #189

$2.99

MAR

 

2,889

249

2.98

DEADWORLD #5 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

 

2,860

250

2.98

SHADOWHAWK #14

$3.50

IMA

 

2,860

251

2.95

TALES O/TMNT #25

$3.25

MIR

 

2,831

252

2.95

PERFECT DARK JANUS TEARS #1 (Of 6)

$3.50

PRI

 

2,831

253

2.9

LOONEY TUNES #141

$2.25

DC

 

2,783

254

2.89

X ISLE #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

BOO

 

2,774

255

2.85

TALES O/TMNT #26

$3.25

MIR

 

2,735

256

2.81

ARCHIE #568

$2.25

ARC

 

2,697

257

2.81

TRANSFORMERS INFILTRATION COVER GALLERY

$5.99

IDW

 

2,697

258

2.79

ARTESIA BESIEGED #2 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.95

ARS

 

2,678

259

2.75

MARVEL MILESTONES MILLIE THE MODEL & PATSY WALKER

$3.99

MAR

 

2,640

260

2.69

NEGATIVE BURN #3

$5.99

IMA

 

2,582

261

2.66

SAVAGE BROTHERS #1 (Of 3)

$3.99

BOO

 

2,553

262

2.66

DRAGONS LAIR #1 (Of 4) (Note Price)

$4.95

ARS

 

2,553

263

2.66

DAREDEVIL #87

$2.99

MAR

 

2,553

264

2.65

BETTY & VERONICA #220

$2.25

ARC

 

2,544

265

2.62

CABLE DEADPOOL #30 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

2,515

266

2.6

DEVI #1

$2.99

VIR

 

2,496

267

2.58

CAVEWOMAN JUNGLE JAM #1

$3.50

AMR

 

2,476

268

2.57

TASK FORCE ONE #2 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

 

2,467

269

2.53

FANTASTIC FOUR #538 CW

$2.99

MAR

 

2,428

270

2.51

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #118

$4.99

KZR

 

2,409

271

2.5

RETRO ROCKET #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,400

272

2.47

SABRINA VOL 2 #78

$2.25

ARC

 

2,371

273

2.45

LEADING MAN #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.50

ONI

 

2,352

274

2.43

TALES O/LEONARDO BLIND SIGHT #3 (Of 4)

$3.25

MIR

 

2,332

275

2.41

BETTY #158

$2.25

ARC

 

2,313

276

2.41

GOLD DIGGER SWIMSUIT END O/SUMMER SP 2006

$4.50

ANT

 

2,313

277

2.38

PORTENT #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,284

278

2.35

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #75

$2.25

ARC

 

2,256

279

2.29

KADE SUN O/PERDITION #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$3.95

ARS

 

2,198

280

2.29

BEDLAM ONE SHOT

$4.99

IMA

 

2,198

281

2.27

VERONICA #173

$2.25

ARC

 

2,179

282

2.25

ANGEL SCRIPTBOOK #6

$3.99

IDW

 

2,160

283

2.25

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #103

$2.25

ARC

 

2,160

284

2.23

GOLD DIGGER #76

$2.99

ANT

 

2,140

285

2.23

ROCKETO #11

$3.99

IMA

 

2,140

286

2.22

ACTION PHILOSOPHERS PEOPLES CHOICE

$2.95

EVI

 

2,131

287

2.2

ETERNALS #1 (Of 6)*

$3.99

MAR

 

2,112

288

2.2

DOLL & CREATURE #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,112

289

2.17

GI JOE DECLASSIFIED #2 (Of 3) SEELEY CVR

$8.95

DDP

 

2,083

290

2.15

EZRA EVOKED EMOTIONS #1 (Of 3)

$3.95

ARS

 

2,064

291

2.14

ATHENA VOLTAIRE FLIGHT O/T FALCON #1 APE ED

$4.50

APE

 

2,054

292

2.13

UNCANNY X-MEN #475*

$2.99

MAR

 

2,044

293

2.13

WONDER WOMAN #1

$2.99

DC

 

2,044

294

2.09

NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES #17 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

 

2,006

295

2.08

SUPER BAD JAMES DYNOMITE #3

$3.99

IDW

 

1,996

296

2.07

FLASH FASTEST MAN ALIVE #1

$2.99

DC

 

1,987

297

2.05

STAR WARS LEGACY #2

$2.99

DAR

 

1,968

298

2.04

LIBERTY GIRL #1

$3.25

HER

 

1,958

299

2.02

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #172

$3.69

ARC

 

1,939

300

2

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #24

$2.25

DC

 

1,920

 

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

UDO = Udon Entertainment

 

These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during August, 2006.  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 August, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of August.  This information may not be reproduced in any format without also crediting Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.

 

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 July, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--July 2006.'

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2006.'

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual July orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''Civil War' Stays On Top' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'Graphic Novels Pick Up Pace.'

 

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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