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Top 100 Graphic Novels 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 comic books scheduled to ship during August, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

11.48

MARVEL ZOMBIES HC

$19.99

MAR

 

11,019

2

8.82

FAMILY GUY VOL 2 GN (Of 3)

$6.95

DDP

 

8,466

3

8.07

IDENTITY CRISIS TP

$14.99

DC

 

7,746

4

7.34

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 16 DEADPOOL TP

$19.99

MAR

 

7,045

5

6.88

ULTIMATE GALACTUS BOOK 3 EXTINCTION TP

$12.99

MAR

 

6,604

6

6.12

STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVS VOL 6 TP

$6.95

DAR

 

5,874

7

6.06

SHOWCASE PRESENTS BATMAN VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

5,817

8

5.79

ABSOLUTE KINGDOM COME ED HC

$75.00

DC

 

5,557

9

5.75

NARUTO VOL 11 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

5,519

10

5.42

HALO GRAPHIC NOVEL HC (MR)

$24.99

MAR

 

5,202

11

5.34

JUSTICE SOCIETY VOL 1 TP

$14.99

DC

 

5,125

12

4.29

BATMAN & MONSTER MEN TP

$14.99

DC

 

4,118

13

4.22

DECIMATION SON O/M TP

$13.99

MAR

 

4,050

14

4.06

PENNY ARCADE VOL 2 LEGENDS MAGIC SWORD TP

$12.95

DAR

 

3,897

15

4.04

DNANGEL VOL 11 GN (Of 11)

$9.99

TKP

 

3,878

16

3.81

ABSOLUTE DARK KNIGHT HC

$99.99

DC

 

3,657

17

3.78

EXTERMINATORS BUG BROTHERS TP (MR)

$9.99

DC

 

3,628

18

3.66

SPIDER-MAN KRAVENS LAST HUNT PREM HC*

$19.99

MAR

 

3,513

19

3.61

FORGOTTEN REALMS DARK ELF TRILOGY VOL 3 SOJOURN TP

$14.95

DDP

 

3,465

20

3.49

DECIMATION 198 TP

$15.99

MAR

 

3,350

21

3.41

STAR TREK MANGA GN

$9.99

TKP

 

3,273

22

3.4

BLEACH VOL 14 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,263

23

3.33

HELLBLAZER STATIONS O/T CROSS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

3,196

24

3.2

PROMETHEA BOOK FIVE TP

$14.99

DC

 

3,071

25

3.12

GREEN LANTERN GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,995

26

3.09

ESSENTIAL LUKE CAGE POWER MAN VOL 2 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,966

27

3.06

LOST GIRLS DLX SLIPCASED ED

$75.00

TOP

 

2,937

28

3.05

DEATH NOTE VOL 7 TP

$7.99

VIZ

 

2,927

29

3.02

NEXTWAVE AGENTS O/HATE VOL 1 THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

2,899

30

2.97

NEW X-MEN CHILDHOODS END VOL 2 TP

$10.99

MAR

 

2,851

31

2.87

PATH O/T ASSASSIN VOL 2 TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

2,755

32

2.77

FRUITS BASKET VOL 14 GN (Of 19)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,659

33

2.74

SENTRY REBORN TP

$21.99

MAR

 

2,630

34

2.73

BONE ONE VOL ED SC

$39.95

CAR

 

2,620

35

2.67

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 19 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,563

36

2.58

AUTHORITY LOBO HOLIDAY HELL TP (MR)

$17.99

DC

 

2,476

37

2.58

DEVIL MAY CRY 3 VOL 2 GN (Of 2) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,476

38

2.57

RANMA 1/2 VOL 35 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,467

39

2.54

GREEN ARROW HEADING INTO LIGHT TP

$12.99

DC

 

2,438

40

2.5

RETURN TO LABYRINTH VOL 1 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,400

41

2.49

SPIDER-WOMAN ORIGIN PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

2,390

42

2.48

REVELATIONS TP

$17.95

DAR

 

2,380

43

2.47

BATTLE VIXENS VOL 9 GN (Of 10) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,371

44

2.46

X-FACTOR LONGEST NIGHT PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

2,361

45

2.46

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,361

46

2.46

WOMEN O/MARVEL TP

$24.99

MAR

 

2,361

47

2.43

TSUBASA VOL 10 GN (Of 10)

$10.95

RAN

 

2,332

48

2.4

CABLE DEADPOOL VOL 5 LIVING LEGENDS TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,304

49

2.39

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 6 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,294

50

2.37

DECIMATION SENTINEL SQUAD ONE TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,275

51

2.33

THING IDOL O/MILLIONS TP

$20.99

MAR

 

2,236

52

2.31

MICKEY MOUSE ADVS VOL 11 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,217

53

2.3

ROBIN DAYS O/FIRE & MADNESS

$12.99

DC

 

2,208

54

2.26

SPIDER-MAN VISIONARIES KURT BUSIEK VOL 1 TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,169

55

2.22

STRANGERS I/PARADISE VOL 18 LOVE & LIES TP

$14.95

ABS

 

2,131

56

2.14

GIRL GENIUS VOL 5 TP

$19.95

STU

 

2,054

57

2.12

IRON MAN INEVITABLE TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,035

58

2.11

X-STATIX PRESENTS DEAD GIRL TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,025

59

2.11

YOSHITAKA AMANO HERO VOL 1 PX HC

$19.99

BOO

 

2,025

60

2.07

WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL 19 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,987

61

2.04

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,958

62

1.89

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 6 RETURN O/T KING TP

$16.99

MAR

 

1,814

63

1.89

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 9 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,814

64

1.87

TEEN TITANS GO VOL 5 O/T MOVE TP

$6.99

DC

 

1,795

65

1.84

BOOK O/LOST SOULS TP

$16.99

MAR

 

1,766

66

1.82

STAR WARS DARK EMPIRE II TP 2ND ED

$19.95

DAR

 

1,747

67

1.8

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,728

68

1.8

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 9 TEMPEST TP

$10.99

MAR

 

1,728

69

1.79

GRENADIER VOL 1 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,718

70

1.78

FANTASTIC FOUR RESURRECTION O/NICHOLAS SCRATCH TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,708

71

1.75

KINGDOM HEARTS VOL 4 GN (Of 4)

$5.99

TKP

 

1,680

72

1.75

CHIBI VAMPIRE VOL 2 GN (Of 7) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,680

73

1.73

WIZARD MARK SILVESTRI MILLENNIUM LTD DLX HC

$29.99

WIZ

 

1,660

74

1.71

FABLES VOL 7 ARABIAN NIGHTS & DAYS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,641

75

1.68

YU GI OH DUELIST VOL 16 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,612

76

1.67

CONCRETE VOL 6 STRANGER ARMOR TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,603

77

1.65

KICKBACK HC

$12.95

DAR

 

1,584

78

1.64

LITTLE LULU COLOR SP TP

$13.95

DAR

 

1,574

79

1.64

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,574

80

1.63

SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 2 SUPERGIRL TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,565

81

1.63

TENJHO TENGE VOL 9

$9.99

DC

 

1,565

82

1.61

BECAUSE IM THE GODDESS VOL 1 GN (Of 3) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,545

83

1.6

PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES VOL 8 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,536

84

1.6

LITTLE LULU VOL 11 APRIL FOOLS TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,536

85

1.6

BLEACH VOL 15 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,536

86

1.53

SUIKODEN III VOL 10 GN (Of 11) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,469

87

1.53

BEST O/CURSE O/T SPAWN TP

$16.99

IMA

 

1,469

88

1.52

FALLEN ANGEL IDW VOL 1 TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,459

89

1.51

YU GI OH MILLENNIUM WORLD VOL 4 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,449

90

1.5

FAMILY GUY VOL 1 GN (Of 3)

$6.95

DDP

 

1,440

91

1.5

LULLABY VOL 2 POWER GRABBER TP

$14.99

ALI

 

1,440

92

1.49

SPIDER-GIRL PRESENTS AVENGERS NEXT VOL 1 DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,430

93

1.49

ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND VOL 2 GN

$8.99

VIZ

 

1,430

94

1.46

PHANTOM LAW O/T JUNGLE GN

$11.99

MOO

 

1,401

95

1.42

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

$14.99

DC

 

1,363

96

1.41

GIRLS BRAVO VOL 5 GN (Of 10) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,353

97

1.38

MARVEL MASTERWORKS INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL 3 HC VAR ED 65

$54.99

MAR

 

1,325

98

1.36

REX MUNDI VOL 3 LOST KINGS TP

$16.95

DAR

 

1,305

99

1.35

WANTED SC (MR)

$19.99

IMA

 

1,296

100

1.35

GERARD & JACQUES VOL 1 GN (Of 2) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,296

 
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 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, 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 July, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels 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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