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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2007

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

Published: 09/17/2007, Last Updated: 08/07/2008 10:56pm
These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during August 2007.

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in August see "'World War Hulk' Back on Top."

For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see "Tough Comparables Slow Comic Growth."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during August, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2007."

 

 

TOP 100 GNs -- AUGUST 2007

 

 

 

Rank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

Est. Qty

1

10

100 BULLETS VOL 11 ONCE UPON A CRIME TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

 7,712

2

9.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 17 CLONE SAGA TP

$24.99

MAR

 7,689

3

8.66

FRUITS BASKET VOL 17 GN (Of 22)

$9.99

TKP

 6,665

4

8.5

NEW AVENGERS VOL 5 CIVIL WAR TP

$14.99

MAR

 6,542

5

6.03

BATMAN BATMAN & SON HC

$24.99

DC

 4,641

6

5.99

SHOWCASE PRESENTS WONDER WOMAN VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 4,610

7

5.9

ULTIMATE SPIDER MAN 100 PROJECT TP

$10.00

UPP

 4,541

8

4.98

X-23 TARGET TP

$15.99

MAR

 3,833

9

4.96

NEW AVENGERS VOL 6 PREMIERE HC

$19.99

MAR

 3,817

10

4.93

HULK PLANET HULK HC

$39.99

MAR

 3,794

11

4.88

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS VOL 2 TP

$24.95

DAR

 3,756

12

4.8

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 14 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 3,694

13

4.7

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 3,617

14

4.65

SHOWCASE PRESENTS ADAM STRANGE VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 3,579

15

4.55

SCALPED VOL 1 INDIAN COUNTRY TP (MR)

$9.99

DC

 3,502

16

4.5

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

MAR

 3,463

17

4.32

SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL 3 TP

$14.99

DC

 3,325

18

4.21

IRON MAN DIRECTOR O/SHIELD TP

$14.99

MAR

 3,240

19

4.09

BATMAN SECRETS O/BATCAVE TP

$17.99

DC

 3,148

20

3.99

ALAN MOORE COMP WILDCATS TP

$29.99

DC

 3,071

21

3.92

GREEN LANTERN WANTED HAL JORDAN HC

$19.99

DC

 3,017

22

3.81

NEWUNIVERSAL VOL 1 EVERYTHING WENT WHITE PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 2,932

23

3.81

NEGIMA VOL 15 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 2,932

24

3.7

STAR WARS 30TH ANNIV COLL VOL 7 HC DARKLIGHTER

$19.95

DAR

 2,848

25

3.68

GHOST RIDER VOL 2 LIFE & DEATH O/JOHNNY BLAZE TP

$13.99

MAR

 2,832

26

3.68

NARUTO VOL 15 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 2,832

27

3.66

ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL 4 TP

$16.99

MAR

 2,817

28

3.6

LOVELESS VOL 6 GN (Of 7) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 2,771

29

3.45

CABLE DEADPOOL VOL 7 SEPARATION ANXIETY TP

$17.99

MAR

 2,655

30

3.44

DC TOP COW CROSSOVER CLASSICS TP

$14.99

DC

 2,647

31

3.44

TSUBASA VOL 14 GN

$10.95

RAN

 2,647

32

3.42

FLASH GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD

$19.99

DC

 2,632

33

3.31

WOLVERINE ORIGINS VOL 3 SWIFT & TERRIBLE PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 2,547

34

3.28

FORGOTTEN REALMS VOL 5 STREAMS SILVER TP

$18.99

DEV

 2,524

35

3.24

BIRDS OF PREY BLOOD & CIRCUITS TP

$17.99

DC

 2,494

36

3.19

X-FACTOR VOL 2 LIFE & DEATH MATTERS TP

$14.99

MAR

 2,455

37

3.16

PREDATOR OMNIBUS VOL 1 TP

$24.95

DAR

 2,432

38

3.16

X-MEN SUPERNOVAS HC

$34.99

MAR

 2,432

39

3.14

GOOD AS LILY

$9.99

DC

 2,417

40

3.14

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION ANGELIC DAYS VOL 6 TP

$9.99

ADV

 2,417

41

3.11

BATTLE VIXENS VOL 12 GN (Of 12) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 2,394

42

2.94

COMPLETE BITE CLUB TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

 2,263

43

2.94

ESSENTIAL DAZZLER VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 2,263

44

2.93

INVINCIBLE VOL 3 ULTIMATE COLL HC

$34.99

IMA

 2,255

45

2.92

MANHUNTER VOL 3 ORIGINS TP

$17.99

DC

 2,247

46

2.91

ULTIMATE X-MEN ULTIMATE COLL VOL 2 TP

$24.99

MAR

 2,240

47

2.84

AMAZING FANTASY OMNIBUS VOL 1 HC*

$75.00

MAR

 2,186

48

2.79

MARVEL MASTERWORKS CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL 2 HC*

$54.99

MAR

 2,147

49

2.75

GIRL GENIUS VOL 6 SC

$21.95

STU

 2,116

50

2.74

STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL 19 EVER AFTER TP

$15.95

ABS

 2,109

51

2.72

MARVEL MASTERWORKS GOLDEN AGE SUB MARINER VOL 2 HC*

$59.99

MAR

 2,093

52

2.65

CATWOMAN ITS ONLY A MOVIE TP

$19.99

DC

 2,039

53

2.59

WALKING DEAD VOL 6 SORROWFUL LIFE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 1,993

54

2.48

COMPLETE PEANUTS VOL 8 1965-1966 HC

$28.95

FAN

 1,909

55

2.43

SURREAL ADVENTURES O/EDGAR ALLAN POO GN

$9.99

IMA

 1,870

56

2.42

WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL 22 HC

$49.99

DC

 1,862

57

2.35

ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY PLEASURES VOL 1 HC*

$19.99

MAR

 1,809

58

2.35

THOR VISIONARIES WALT SIMONSON VOL 4 TP

$24.99

MAR

 1,809

59

2.34

CHIBI VAMPIRE VOL 5 GN (Of 10) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 1,801

60

2.31

HEROES FOR HIRE VOL 2 AHEAD O/CURVE TP

$13.99

MAR

 1,778

61

2.24

STAR WARS EPISODE I PHANTOM MENACE PHOTO COMIC TP

$9.95

DAR

 1,724

62

2.23

PARADISE X VOL 2 TP

$29.99

MAR

 1,716

63

2.21

PEACE MAKER VOL 1 GN (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 1,701

64

2.17

HEDGE KNIGHT TP

$14.99

MAR

 1,670

65

2.17

ULTIMATES 2 VOL 2 GRAND THEFT AMERICA TP

$19.99

MAR

 1,670

66

2.16

BATTLE CLUB VOL 5 GN (Of 5) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 1,662

67

2.14

THUNDERBOLTS PRESENTS ZEMO BORN BETTER TP

$10.99

MAR

 1,647

68

2.09

TANGENT COMICS VOL 1 TP

$19.99

DC

 1,609

69

2.05

WISDOM RUDIMENTS O/WISDOM TP

$21.99

MAR

 1,578

70

2.03

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP

$9.99

IMA

 1,562

71

2

NEIL GAIMAN & CHARLES VESS STARDUST TP

$19.99

DC

 1,539

72

1.97

STREET FIGHTER ALPHA VOL 2 GN (Of 2)

$12.95

UDO

 1,516

73

1.97

CHANCE IN HELL HC (MR)

$16.95

FAN

 1,516

74

1.97

52 VOL 2 TP

$19.99

DC

 1,516

75

1.96

AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES 2 HC

$24.99

MAR

 1,508

76

1.93

FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS IN EXILE TP

$9.99

DC

 1,485

77

1.92

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 6 DIGEST TP

$6.99

MAR

 1,478

78

1.89

AKIRA CLUB HC

$29.95

DAR

 1,455

79

1.88

STREET FIGHTER SAKURA GANBARU VOL 1 GN

$12.95

UDO

 1,447

80

1.88

MARVEL ZOMBIES 5TH PTG MARY JANE HC

$19.99

MAR

 1,447

81

1.87

WHITEOUT VOL 1 DEFINITIVE ED TP

$13.95

ONI

 1,439

82

1.85

GUNSLINGER GIRL VOL 5

$9.99

ADV

 1,424

83

1.82

FABLES VOL 9 SONS O/EMPIRE TP (MR)

$17.99

DC

 1,401

84

1.82

30 DAYS OF NIGHT TP MOVIE PTG (MR)

$17.99

IDW

 1,401

85

1.8

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 TP MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 1,385

86

1.77

WOMEN O/MARVEL VOL 2 TP

$24.99

MAR

 1,362

87

1.75

WARREN ELLIS CRECY GN (MR)

$6.99

AVA

 1,347

88

1.74

EC ARCHIVES TWO-FISTED TALES VOL 2 HC

$49.95

GEM

 1,339

89

1.72

COMPLETE TERRY & THE PIRATES VOL 1 1934 1936 HC

$49.99

IDW

 1,324

90

1.7

Y LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.99

DC

 1,308

91

1.69

ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS HC

$19.99

IDW

 1,301

92

1.68

INITIAL D VOL 27 GN (Of 32)

$9.99

TKP

 1,293

93

1.67

TENJHO TENGE VOL 15

$9.99

DC

 1,285

94

1.66

OLD BOY VOL 7 TP (MR)

$12.95

DAR

 1,278

95

1.64

NINJA SCROLL TP

$19.99

DC

 1,262

96

1.64

Y LAST MAN VOL 9 MOTHERLAND TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 1,262

97

1.61

HULK & POWER PACK PACK SMASH DIGEST TP

$6.99

MAR

 1,239

98

1.61

SPIDER-GIRL PRESENTS BUZZ & DARKDEVIL DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 1,239

99

1.6

LOOKING GLASS WARS HATTER M PX HC

$24.99

DES

 1,231

100

1.6

STYLE SCHOOL VOL 1 TP

$14.95

DAR

 1,231


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.

M
arvel, 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.

O
ne 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 2007."

For the top 300 comic actual orders in July, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2007."

F
or an overview and analysis of the actual July orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see "'Thor' Tops Comics in July" and "ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see "July Comic Sales Up Modestly."

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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