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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--November 2006

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

Published: 12/18/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during November 2006.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in November, see ''Civil War' Ekes Out Increase.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in November, see 'Comic Dollars Surge.'
 
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 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

11.44

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 8 KIMONO DRAGONS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

10,794

2

9.11

FAMILY GUY VOL 3 GN (Of 3)

$6.95

DDP

 

8,595

3

6.06

X-MEN COMPLETE AGE O/APOCALYPSE EPIC BOOK 4 TP

$29.99

MAR

 

5,718

4

5.95

EX MACHINA VOL 4 MARCH TO WAR TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

5,614

5

5.87

SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 3 ABSOLUTE POWER TP

$12.99

DC

 

5,538

6

5.58

MARVEL ZOMBIES HC*

$19.99

MAR

 

5,265

7

5.53

SECRET WAR TP

$24.99

MAR

 

5,217

8

5.36

300 HC

$30.00

DAR

 

5,057

9

4.68

STAR WARS TAG & BINK WERE HERE TP

$14.95

DAR

 

4,416

10

4.5

FABLES 1001 NIGHTS O/SNOWFALL HC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

4,246

11

4.45

SHOWCASE PRESENTS UNKNOWN SOLDIER VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

4,199

12

4.3

ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY VOL 17 HC (MR)

$16.95

DRA

 

4,057

13

4.09

CAPTAIN AMERICA RED MENACE VOL 2 TP

$10.99

MAR

 

3,859

14

4.08

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 10 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

3,849

15

4.05

PUNISHER MAX VOL 6 BARRACUDA TP (MR)

$15.99

MAR

 

3,821

16

3.96

DEATH NOTE VOL 8 TP

$7.99

VIZ

 

3,736

17

3.58

HELLBLAZER EMPATHY I/T ENEMY TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

3,378

18

3.55

STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC COMMENCEMENT VOL 1 TP

$18.95

DAR

 

3,349

19

3.51

SHANNA THE SHE DEVIL TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,312

20

3.43

ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 3 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,236

21

3.4

GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL 4 QUICK & DEAD TP

$14.99

DC

 

3,208

22

3.35

NEGIMA VOL 12 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

3,161

23

3.34

ABSOLUTE DC NEW FRONTIER HC

$75.00

DC

 

3,151

24

3.33

ESSENTIAL MAN-THING VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,142

25

3.14

TRIGUN MAXIMUM VOL 10 TP

$9.95

DAR

 

2,963

26

3.08

PATH O/T ASSASSIN VOL 3 TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

2,906

27

3.05

NGE ANGELIC DAYS MANGA VOL 3 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

2,878

28

2.89

TSUBASA VOL 11 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,727

29

2.88

FAMILY GUY COLLECTED ED TP

$16.95

DDP

 

2,717

30

2.84

TRINITY BLOOD VOL 1 GN (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,680

31

2.84

RANMA 1/2 VOL 36 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,680

32

2.83

GOON WICKED INCLINATIONS VOL 5 TPB (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

2,670

33

2.81

GIRLS VOL 3 SURVIVAL TP (MR)

$14.99

IMA

 

2,651

34

2.77

DEARS VOL 8 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,613

35

2.77

GREEN LANTERN REVENGE O/T GREEN LANTERNS HC

$19.99

DC

 

2,613

36

2.69

CAPTAIN ATOM ARMAGEDDON TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,538

37

2.64

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 1 GIFTED TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,491

38

2.63

NIGHTWING RENEGADE TP

$14.99

DC

 

2,481

39

2.62

SUPERMAN MAN O/STEEL VOL 5 TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,472

40

2.61

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 21 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,463

41

2.59

X-MEN FAIRY TALES TP

$10.99

MAR

 

2,444

42

2.56

HEROES REBORN IRON MAN TP

$29.99

MAR

 

2,415

43

2.53

HALO GRAPHIC NOVEL HC (MR)

$24.99

MAR

 

2,387

44

2.52

FURY PEACEMAKER TP

$17.99

MAR

 

2,378

45

2.5

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 2 DANGEROUS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,359

46

2.39

MICKEY MOUSE ADVS VOL 12 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,255

47

2.39

SQUADRON SUPREME VOL 1 PREWAR YEARS PREM HC

$20.99

MAR

 

2,255

48

2.37

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES VOL 1 TP

$7.49

ARC

 

2,236

49

2.27

HEROES REBORN CAPTAIN AMERICA TP

$29.99

MAR

 

2,142

50

2.26

PUNISHER VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAYS TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,132

51

2.19

FOUNTAIN SC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

2,066

52

2.11

COMPLETE DICK TRACY VOL 1 HC

$29.99

IDW

 

1,991

53

2.11

MY HIME VOL 1 GN (Of 5) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,991

54

2.08

CAPTAIN AMERICA & FALCON SWINE TP

$29.99

MAR

 

1,962

55

2.06

FANTASTIC FOUR FIRST FAMILY TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,944

56

2.04

ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,925

57

2.04

HOUSE O/M TP

$24.99

MAR

 

1,925

58

2.02

NEW X-MEN OMNIBUS HC

$99.99

MAR

 

1,906

59

2.01

AVENGERS GALACTIC STORM VOL 2 TP

$29.99

MAR

 

1,896

60

2.01

EC ARCHIVES SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES VOL 1 HC

$49.95

GEM

 

1,896

61

2.01

TALES FROM CLERKS TP

$29.95

GRA

 

1,896

62

2

ORIGIN TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,887

63

1.97

POPEYE VOL 1 I YAM WHAT I YAM HC

$29.95

FAN

 

1,859

64

1.92

SWAMP THING VOL 9 INFERNAL TRIANGLES TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

1,812

65

1.92

EMILY THE STRANGE VOL 1 TP

$19.95

DAR

 

1,812

66

1.9

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 20 GN (Of 31) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,793

67

1.9

SPAWN ARMAGEDDON VOL 1 TP (MR)

$14.99

IMA

 

1,793

68

1.85

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES VOL 5 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,745

69

1.84

HERO HEEL GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,736

70

1.83

FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS I/EXILE TP

$9.99

DC

 

1,727

71

1.8

SCRIBBLER GN

$7.99

IMA

 

1,698

72

1.73

BLACK KNIGHT VOL 2 GN (Of 3) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,632

73

1.71

SPIDER-GIRL VOL 7 BETRAYED DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,613

74

1.71

MARVEL HOLIDAY DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,613

75

1.7

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP

$9.99

IMA

 

1,604

76

1.69

J BOY GN

$16.95

DIG

 

1,594

77

1.67

SOUTHLAND TALES BK 2 FINGERPRINTS

$12.95

GRA

 

1,576

78

1.66

KISSING GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,566

79

1.66

OH MY GODDESS VOL 3 RTL TP

$10.95

DAR

 

1,566

80

1.64

MARVELS TP

$19.95

MAR

 

1,547

81

1.64

YOSHITAKA AMANO HERO VOL 1 SC

$12.99

BOO

 

1,547

82

1.57

GENSHIKEN VOL 7 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

1,481

83

1.56

GAKUEN HEAVEN GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,472

84

1.56

ROSE HIP ZERO VOL 1 GN (Of 4) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,472

85

1.54

PRIEST VOL 15 GN (Of 15) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,453

86

1.53

INITIAL D VOL 24 GN (Of 32)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,444

87

1.52

FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN VOL 5 TP

$8.99

VIZ

 

1,434

88

1.51

LOVE MODE VOL 4 GN (Of 11) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,425

89

1.48

FABLES VOL 2 ANIMAL FARM TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,396

90

1.48

PRINCESS PRINCESS VOL 1 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,396

91

1.47

WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,387

92

1.46

MARVEL MASTERWORKS MIGHTY THOR VOL 5 HC VAR ED 69

$54.99

MAR

 

1,377

93

1.45

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,368

94

1.45

REX MUNDI GUARDIAN O/T TEMPLE VOL 1 TP DH ED

$16.95

DAR

 

1,368

95

1.44

GET BACKERS VOL 16 GN (Of 33) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,359

96

1.44

LAST CHRISTMAS TP (MR)

$14.99

IMA

 

1,359

97

1.42

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,340

98

1.42

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

$9.99

TKP

 

1,340

99

1.41

NEW AVENGERS VOL 2 SENTRY TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,330

100

1.41

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,330

 
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.  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 October, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2006.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in October, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2006.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual October orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Civil War Wins Despite Absence' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see 'Hardcovers Drive Graphic Novel Sales.'
 
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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