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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--December 2006

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

Published: 01/16/2007 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during December 2006.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in December, see 'JLA Double Dips in December.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see '2006 Was a Very Good Year (for Comics).'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during December, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--December 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

13.34

FABLES VOL 8 WOLVES TP (MR)

$17.99

DC

 

10,267

2

9.12

FRUITS BASKET VOL 15 GN (Of 19)

$9.99

TKP

 

7,019

3

8.75

100 BULLETS VOL 10 DECAYED TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

6,735

4

8.19

NARUTO VOL 12 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

6,304

5

6.26

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SHAZAM VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

4,818

6

5.57

X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS TP

$19.99

MAR

 

4,287

7

5.25

BERSERK VOL 14 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

4,041

8

5.25

BLEACH VOL 16 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

4,041

9

4.97

SUPERMAN FOR TOMORROW VOL 2 TP

$14.99

DC

 

3,825

10

4.93

WOLVERINE ORIGINS & ENDINGS TP

$13.99

MAR

 

3,794

11

4.82

BPRD UNIVERSAL MACHINE TP

$17.95

DAR

 

3,710

12

4.68

COWBOYS & ALIENS TP*

$4.99

IMA

 

3,602

13

4.48

WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT & MILLER PREM HC*

$19.99

MAR

 

3,448

14

4.43

ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS VOL 2 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,410

15

4.32

NEW TEEN TITANS TERRA INCOGNITO TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,325

16

4.24

RUNAWAYS VOL 2 HC

$24.99

MAR

 

3,263

17

4.21

HUNTRESS DARK KNIGHT DAUGHTER TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,240

18

3.85

PATH O/ASSASSIN VOL 4 TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

2,963

19

3.84

JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA HEREBY ELECTS TP

$14.99

DC

 

2,956

20

3.66

FRANK CHO WOMEN SELECTED DRAWINGS & ILLUSTRATIONS TP (MR)

$14.99

IMA

 

2,817

21

3.58

MOON KNIGHT VOL 1 BOTTOM PREM HC*

$19.99

MAR

 

2,755

22

3.58

NEW X-MEN CHILDHOODS END VOL 3 TP

$10.99

MAR

 

2,755

23

3.57

ESSENTIAL OFF HANDBOOK MARVEL UNV UPDATE 89 VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,748

24

3.37

STAR WARS EMPIRE WRONG SIDE O/T WAR VOL 7 TP

$17.95

DAR

 

2,594

25

3.37

WONDERFUL WIZARD O/OZ GN

$9.99

IMA

 

2,594

26

3.32

WALKING DEAD VOL 5 BEST DEFENSE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

2,555

27

3.29

AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED HC

$24.99

MAR

 

2,532

28

3.29

SUPERMAN GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL 2 TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,532

29

3.26

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER VOL 8 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,509

30

3.25

BATTLE VIXENS VOL 10 GN (Of 11) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,501

31

3.19

OH MY GODDESS VOL 24 RTL TP

$10.95

DAR

 

2,455

32

3.18

SACHS & VIOLENS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

2,448

33

3.01

AQUAMAN SWORD O/ATLANTIS ONCE & FUTURE TP

$12.99

DC

 

2,317

34

2.98

HEROES REBORN AVENGERS TP

$29.99

MAR

 

2,294

35

2.92

DAREDEVIL FATHER HC

$24.99

MAR

 

2,247

36

2.88

BLUE BEETLE SHELLSHOCKED TP

$12.99

DC

 

2,217

37

2.87

PUNISHER MAX FROM FIRST TO LAST HC (MR)

$19.99

MAR

 

2,209

38

2.73

XXXHOLIC VOL 8 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,101

39

2.71

WHAT IF CLASSIC VOL 3 TP

$24.99

MAR

 

2,086

40

2.69

WRAITHBORNE TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,070

41

2.68

FRANK MILLER 300 ART O/MAKING 300 HC

$24.95

DAR

 

2,063

42

2.65

ALBION TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,040

43

2.6

SUPREME POWER VOL 2 HC (MR)

$29.99

MAR

 

2,001

44

2.59

WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL 20 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,993

45

2.54

HEDGE KNIGHT PREM HC*

$19.99

MAR

 

1,955

46

2.53

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES VOL 2 TP

$7.49

ARC

 

1,947

47

2.52

300 HC

$30.00

DAR

 

1,940

48

2.43

THOR BLOOD OATH TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,870

49

2.4

UNIVERSE X VOL 1 TP

$29.99

MAR

 

1,847

50

2.4

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

$14.99

DC

 

1,847

51

2.38

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,832

52

2.35

MARVEL MASTERWORKS GOLDEN AGE ALL WINNERS VOL 2 HC NEW ED*

$54.99

MAR

 

1,809

53

2.29

CHIBI VAMPIRE VOL 3 GN (Of 7) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,763

54

2.22

CAPTAIN AMERICA & FALCON NOMAD TP

$24.99

MAR

 

1,709

55

2.21

MAGDALENA VOL 1 TP

$19.99

IMA

 

1,701

56

2.18

ROBOT VOL 3 GN (MR)

$24.95

DIG

 

1,678

57

2.06

FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS I/EXILE TP

$9.99

DC

 

1,586

58

2.02

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP

$9.99

IMA

 

1,555

59

2.02

CONAN BOOK O/THOTH TPB

$17.95

DAR

 

1,555

60

2

BLANK VOL 1 GN (Of 3) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,539

61

1.97

PASSION VOL 3 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,516

62

1.94

CRYING FREEMAN VOL 4 TP (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

1,493

63

1.9

ACTION PHILOSOPHERS VOL 2 GIANT SIZED THING TP

$8.95

EVI

 

1,462

64

1.87

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AVENGERS VOL 6 HC VAR ED 70

$54.99

MAR

 

1,439

65

1.85

RED SONJA VOL 1 HC SGN

$24.99

DE

 

1,424

66

1.85

LITTLE BUTTERFLY VOL 3 GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,424

67

1.84

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS WOLVERINE VOL 4 TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,416

68

1.84

LITTLE LULU VOL 13 TOO MUCH FUN TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,416

69

1.8

FABLES 1001 NIGHTS O/SNOWFALL HC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

1,385

70

1.73

LA ESPERANCA VOL 5 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,332

71

1.71

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,316

72

1.71

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AVENGERS VOL 6 HC NEW ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,316

73

1.66

TOMB RAIDER COMPENDIUM TP

$59.99

IMA

 

1,278

74

1.63

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE VOL 2 NEW GIRL DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,255

75

1.61

ROZEN MAIDEN VOL 3 GN (Of 6)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,239

76

1.61

KING KONG TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,239

77

1.61

ANGEL SANCTUARY VOL 17 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,239

78

1.6

OLD BOY VOL 3 TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,231

79

1.59

RG VEDA VOL 8 GN (Of 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,224

80

1.57

SAVAGE DRAGON ARCHIVES VOL 1 TP

$19.99

IMA

 

1,208

81

1.57

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,208

82

1.55

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 14 WARRIORS TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,193

83

1.49

TRANSFORMERS EVOLUTIONS HEARTS O/STEEL TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,147

84

1.48

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,139

85

1.46

GOON WICKED INCLINATIONS VOL 5 TPB (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

1,124

86

1.43

ZOMBIE POWDER VOL 2 TP

$7.99

VIZ

 

1,101

87

1.42

SGT FROG VOL 12 GN (Of 12)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,093

88

1.42

WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,093

89

1.41

KILALA PRINCESS VOL 1 GN (Of 4)

$5.99

TKP

 

1,085

90

1.38

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP

$12.95

IMA

 

1,062

91

1.37

WALLFLOWER VOL 10 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

1,054

92

1.36

YU GI OH DUELIST VOL 18 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,047

93

1.36

KASHIMASHI MANGA VOL 1 GN

$10.99

SEV

 

1,047

94

1.34

WITCHBLADE COMPENDIUM ED TP

$59.99

IMA

 

1,031

95

1.34

SHOUT OUT LOUD VOL 3 GN (Of 5) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,031

96

1.33

SCHOOL RUMBLE VOL 4 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

1,024

97

1.32

PREACHER VOL 1 GONE TO TEXAS TP NEW ED (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,016

98

1.32

FABLES VOL 2 ANIMAL FARM TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,016

99

1.32

RUNAWAYS VOL 1 PRIDE & JOY DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,016

100

1.32

DAY O/REVOLUTION VOL 2 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,016

 
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 December, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of December.  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 November, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--November 2006.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in November, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--November 2006.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual November orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''Civil War' Ekes Out Increase' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in November, see 'Comic Dollars Surge.'
 
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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