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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2007

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

Published: 07/16/2007, Last Updated: 05/09/2008 04:22am
These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during June 2007.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in June, see ''World War Hulk' Lays Waste to June.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Graphic Novels Spur June Sales.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during June, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--June 2007.'
 
Rank Index

Title

Price

Pub  Est.Qty 
1 22.49 FABLES VOL 9 SONS O/EMPIRE TP (MR) $17.99 DC  12,168
2 16.85 HULK PLANET HULK HC $39.99 MAR    9,117
3 16.33 ULTIMATES 2 VOL 2 GRAND THEFT AMERICA TP $19.99 MAR    8,835
4 14.56 CIVIL WAR IRON MAN TP $11.99 MAR    7,878
5 12.79 CIVIL WAR MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $11.99 MAR    6,920
6 12.16 STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVS VOL 8 TP $6.95 DAR    6,579
7 10.33 JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA VOL 1 HC $24.99 DC    5,589
8 9.78 HELLBOY ANIMATED VOL 2 JUDGEMENT BELL TP $6.95 DAR    5,291
9 9.15 DEATH NOTE VOL 12 TP $7.99 VIZ    4,951
10 9.13 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 8 DEVILS TP $12.99 MAR    4,940
11 8.11 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS VOL 1 TP $24.95 DAR    4,388
12 8.06 SHOWCASE PRESENTS BATMAN VOL 2 TP $16.99 DC    4,361
13 7.94 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR    4,296
14 7.79 SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 5 ENEMIES AMONG US HC $19.99 DC    4,215
15 7.45 BLEACH VOL 20 TP $7.95 VIZ    4,031
16 6.67 SHOWCASE PRESENTS ATOM VOL 1 TP $16.99 DC    3,609
17 6.63 CHRONICLES O/CONAN VOL 12 BEAST KING O/ABOMBI TP $16.95 DAR    3,587
18 6.57 ESSENTIAL SILVER SURFER VOL 2 TP $16.99 MAR    3,555
19 6.33 JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL 1 HC $49.99 DC    3,425
20 6.27 ALIENS VS PREDATOR OMNIBUS VOL 1 TP $24.95 DAR    3,392
21 6.2 UNCLE SCROOGE ADVS LAND PYGMY INDIANS WAR O/WENDIGO TP $8.50 GEM    3,354
22 6.04 TRIALS O/SHAZAM VOL 1 TP $14.99 DC    3,268
23 5.88 GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL 5 DEAD ROBIN TP $17.99 DC    3,181
24 5.81 CATWOMAN WHEN I/ROME TP $12.99 DC    3,143
25 5.76 GRENDEL ARCHIVE ED HC $14.95 DAR    3,116
26 5.73 TRANSFORMERS MOVIE TP $17.99 IDW    3,100
27 5.6 ANNIHILATION BOOK 3 HC $29.99 MAR    3,030
28 5.6 BATMAN TURNING POINTS TP $14.99 DC    3,030
29 5.56 RE-GIFTERS** $9.99 DC    3,008
30 5.51 BULLET POINTS TP $13.99 MAR    2,981
31 5.33 TRANSFORMERS MOVIE PREQUEL TP $19.99 IDW    2,884
32 5.33 ALIENS OMNIBUS VOL 1 TP $24.95 DAR    2,884
33 5.27 BLADE O/IMMORTAL VOL 17 PERFECTION O/ANATOMY TP (MR) $16.95 DAR    2,851
34 5.26 YOTSUBA MANGA VOL 4 TP $9.99 ADV    2,846
35 4.94 LONE RANGER VOL 1 TP* $19.99 DE    2,673
36 4.92 TSUBASA VOL 13 GN $10.95 RAN    2,662
37 4.91 STAR WARS 30TH ANNV COLL VOL 5 LIGHT & DARK HC $24.95 DAR    2,657
38 4.83 ESSENTIAL MARVEL TWO I/ONE VOL 2 TP $16.99 MAR    2,613
39 4.73 MPD PSYCHO VOL 1 TP (MR) $10.95 DAR    2,559
40 4.66 WOLVERINE BLOOD & SORROW TP $13.99 MAR    2,521
41 4.64 CROSSING MIDNIGHT VOL 1 TP (MR) $9.99 DC    2,510
42 4.64 DWIGHT T ALBATROSS GOON NOIR TP $12.95 DAR    2,510
43 4.57 STAR WARS OMNIBUS X-WING ROGUE SQUADRON VOL 3 TP $24.95 DAR    2,473
44 4.57 JSA PRESENTS STARS & STRIPES VOL 1 TP $17.99 DC    2,473
45 4.54 CONAN HALL O/DEAD & OTHER STORIES VOL 4 TP $17.95 DAR    2,456
46 4.49 WHAT IF EVENT HORIZON TP $16.99 MAR    2,429
47 4.28 WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR) $12.99 IMA    2,316
48 4.27 WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP $12.99 IMA    2,310
49 4.12 AI YORI AOSHI VOL 16 GN (Of 17) (MR) $9.99 TKP    2,229
50 4.06 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 3 HC $29.99 MAR    2,197
51 4.03 FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES JOHN BYRNE VOL 7 TP $24.99 MAR    2,180
52 4.02 INCREDIBLE HULK PLANET HULK PRELUDE TP $13.99 MAR    2,175
53 3.95 INU YASHA VOL 30 TP $8.95 VIZ    2,137
54 3.94 ANT MAN VOL 1 DIGEST TP $9.99 MAR    2,132
55 3.9 MAN CALLED KEV TP (MR) $14.99 DC    2,110
56 3.85 FANTASTIC FOUR INHUMANS TP $19.99 MAR    2,083
57 3.85 THUNDERBOLTS GUARDIAN PROTOCOLS TP $10.99 MAR    2,083
58 3.81 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES VOL 3 TP $7.49 ARC    2,061
59 3.69 JOHN WOOS SEVEN BROTHERS TP (MR) $14.99 VIR    1,996
60 3.67 NEIL GAIMAN & CHARLES VESS STARDUST HC (MR) $39.99 DC    1,986
61 3.66 WALKING DEAD VOL 6 SORROWFUL LIFE TP (MR) $12.99 IMA    1,980
62 3.58 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES VOL 4 TP $7.49 ARC    1,937
63 3.35 CIVIL WAR ROAD TO CIVIL WAR TP $14.99 MAR    1,812
64 3.31 EC ARCHIVES TALES FROM CRYPT VOL 2 HC $49.95 GEM    1,791
65 3.29 MARVEL MASTERWORKS SUB-MARINER VOL 2 HC NEW ED $54.99 MAR    1,780
66 3.28 X-MEN FIRST CLASS HC $24.99 MAR    1,775
67 3.26 BLACK DIAMOND DETECTIVE AGENCY SC $16.95 ST    1,764
68 3.2 BLUE BEETLE VOL 2 ROAD TRIP TP $12.99 DC    1,731
69 3.12 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC    1,688
70 3.11 Y THE LAST MAN VOL 9 MOTHERLAND TP (MR) $14.99 DC    1,683
71 3.03 MAD WAR ON BUSH (PP #761) $9.99 DC    1,639
72 2.91 ONE PIECE VOL 15 TP $7.95 VIZ    1,574
73 2.84 FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL 2 HC $99.99 MAR    1,537
74 2.83 MARVEL ADVS AVENGERS VOL 3 DIGEST TP $6.99 MAR    1,531
75 2.82 PHONOGRAM VOL 1 RUE BRITANNA TP $14.99 IMA    1,526
76 2.82 WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 IMA    1,526
77 2.8 GTO EARLY YEARS VOL 4 SHONAN JUNAI GUMI GN (Of 15) (MR) $12.99 TKP    1,515
78 2.79 DEATH JR VOL 2 TP $14.99 IMA    1,510
79 2.74 52 VOL 1 TP $19.99 DC    1,482
80 2.72 OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB VOL 9 TP $8.99 VIZ    1,472
81 2.72 FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS I/EXILE TP $9.99 DC    1,472
82 2.61 BOYS VOL 1 TP (MR) $14.99 DE    1,412
83 2.61 GUNSLINGER GIRL MANGA VOL 4 TP (MR) $9.99 ADV    1,412
84 2.57 TENJHO TENGE VOL 14 $9.99 DC    1,390
85 2.45 CIVIL WAR AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP $17.99 MAR    1,326
86 2.45 NEGIMA VOL 14 GN (MR) $10.95 RAN    1,326
87 2.44 ARCHIES CAMP TALES VOL 1 TP $7.49 ARC    1,320
88 2.44 TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT TP $19.99 IDW    1,320
89 2.4 ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND VOL 4 GN $8.99 VIZ    1,298
90 2.39 SGT FROG VOL 13 GN (Of 14) $9.99 TKP    1,293
91 2.37 HELLGATE LONDON TP $12.95 DAR    1,282
92 2.37 WITCHBLADE TAKERU VOL 1 GN $9.99 BAN    1,282
93 2.34 OCCULT CRIMES TASKFORCE VOL 1 TP (MR) $14.99 IMA    1,266
94 2.34 NECROMANCER VOL 1 TP $14.99 IMA    1,266
95 2.32 WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR) $12.99 IMA    1,255
96 2.29 TRANSFORMERS GRTST BATTLES OPTIMUS PRIME MEGATRON TP $19.99 IDW    1,239
97 2.26 BRAVE STORY VOL 1 GN (Of 6) $9.99 TKP    1,223
98 2.26 LOVE RECIPE VOL 1 GN (MR) $12.95 DIG    1,223
99 2.24 OTHELLO GN (MR) $12.95 DIG    1,212
100 2.24 SERENITY TP $9.95 DAR    1,212
 
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 June, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of June.  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.
 
Most graphic novel publishers also release their titles through other channels, which make up a majority of graphic novel sales over-all.  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 May, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2007.'
For the top 300 comic actual orders in May, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2007.'
For an overview and analysis of the actual May orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Marvel Dominates Periodical Sales in May' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see 'Graphic Novel Sales Soar Again.'
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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