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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--November 2007

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

Published: 12/17/2007, Last Updated: 05/09/2008 03:37am
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These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during November 2007.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in November see ''World War Hulk' Finishes Strong.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in November, see 'Comic Dollars Slip in November.'
 
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during November, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--November 2007.'
 
Rank Index

Title

Price

Pub  Est.Qty 
1 34.08 HEROES HC* $29.99 DC  26,161
2 26.99 LOEG BLACK DOSSIER HC (MR)* $29.99 DC  20,719
3 17.55 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BORN PREM HC $24.99 MAR  13,472
4 11.16 MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL 4 SPIDER-MAN HC $24.99 MAR    8,567
5 9.82 52 VOL 4 TP $19.99 DC    7,538
6 9.66 MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL 3 HULK HC $19.99 MAR    7,415
7 8.12 CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 1 DEATH CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC $19.99 MAR    6,233
8 7.58 EX MACHINA VOL 6 POWER DOWN TP (MR) $12.99 DC    5,819
9 7.16 FRUITS BASKET VOL 18 GN (Of 22) $9.99 TKP    5,496
10 6.9 GOON CHINATOWN HC $19.95 DAR    5,297
11 6.43 NARUTO VOL 24 TP $7.95 VIZ    4,936
12 6.42 NEW AVENGERS VOL 6 REVOLUTION TP $14.99 MAR    4,928
13 6.33 WORLD WAR III TP $17.99 DC    4,859
14 6.1 SCOTT PILGRIM VOL 4 SCOTT PILGRIM GETS IT TOGETHER GN (MR) $11.95 ONI    4,683
15 5.55 NARUTO VOL 23 TP $7.95 VIZ    4,260
16 5.45 HELLBOY ANIMATED VOL 3 MENAGERIE TP $6.95 DAR    4,184
17 5.34 NARUTO VOL 22 TP $7.95 VIZ    4,099
18 4.95 BERSERK VOL 20 TP (MR) $13.95 DAR    3,800
19 4.89 BATMAN DEATH I/CITY TP $14.99 DC    3,754
20 4.55 WANTED GN (NEW PTG) $19.99 IMA    3,493
21 4.43 X-MEN GOD LOVES MAN KILLS PREMIERE HC* $19.99 MAR    3,401
22 4.4 ANNIHILATION BOOK 3 TP $24.99 MAR    3,378
23 4.37 JLA ULTRAMARINE CORPS TP $14.99 DC    3,355
24 4.11 ARANA VOL 1 HEART O/SPIDER DIGEST TP $7.99 MAR    3,155
25 3.89 GREEN LANTERN CORPS A DARKER SHADE O/GREEN TP $12.99 DC    2,986
26 3.89 OMEGA FLIGHT ALPHA TO OMEGA TP $13.99 MAR    2,986
27 3.86 WOLVERINE ORIGINS VOL 3 SWIFT & TERRIBLE TP $13.99 MAR    2,963
28 3.86 NEW AVENGERS VOL 1 HC* $29.99 MAR    2,963
29 3.82 CAIRO HARDCOVER (MR) $24.99 DC    2,932
30 3.81 FANTASTIC FOUR SILVER SURFER POSTER BOOK $5.99 MAR    2,925
31 3.79 HIDEYUKI KIKUCHIS VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOL 1 GN (MR) $12.95 DIG    2,909
32 3.76 ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL 8 TP $16.99 MAR    2,886
33 3.72 STAR WARS 30TH ANNIV COLL VOL 10 HC CRIMSON EMPIRE $24.95 DAR    2,856
34 3.7 JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL 3 HC $49.99 DC    2,840
35 3.64 SUPERGIRL IDENTITY TP $19.99 DC    2,794
36 3.6 WONDER WOMAN LOVE & MURDER HC $19.99 DC    2,764
37 3.54 KIMMIE66 $9.99 DC    2,717
38 3.51 LOVELESS VOL 7 GN (Of 7) (TKP) (MR) $9.99 TKP    2,694
39 3.39 LEGENDS O/DARK CRYSTAL VOL 1 GARTHIM WARS GN (OF 3) $9.99 TKP    2,602
40 3.38 SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER BACK IN BLACK HC $34.99 MAR    2,595
41 3.32 AVENGERS INITIATIVE BASIC TRAINING VOL 1 PREM HC $19.99 MAR    2,549
42 3.21 GREEN ARROW ROAD TO JERICHO TP $17.99 DC    2,464
43 3.2 JONAH HEX ORIGINS TP $12.99 DC    2,456
44 3.18 MIDNIGHTER VOL 1 KILLING MACHINE TP $14.99 DC    2,441
45 3.12 IT ATE BILLY O/CHRISTMAS HC (C: 0-1-2) $12.95 DAR    2,395
46 2.84 AMERICAN VIRGIN VOL 3 WET TP (MR) $12.99 DC    2,180
47 2.82 30 DAYS O/NIGHT EBEN & STELLA TP $17.99 IDW    2,165
48 2.74 BATMAN RULES O/ENGAGEMENT HC $24.99 DC    2,103
49 2.61 STREET FIGHTER VOL 4 BONUS STAGE TP $12.95 UDO    2,004
50 2.59 TANK GIRL GIFTING TP $17.99 IDW    1,988
51 2.48 ROBIN TEENAGE WASTELAND TP $17.99 DC    1,904
52 2.45 NARUTO VOL 19 TP $7.95 VIZ    1,881
53 2.44 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC    1,873
54 2.42 TESTAMENT VOL 3 BABEL TP (MR) $12.99 DC    1,858
55 2.37 WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL 23 HC $49.99 DC    1,819
56 2.36 X-MEN FIRST CLASS TOMORROWS BRIGHTEST TP $19.99 MAR    1,812
57 2.34 YU GI OH GX VOL 1 GN $7.99 VIZ    1,796
58 2.33 FANTASTIC FOUR NEW FANTASTIC FOUR PREM HC $19.99 MAR    1,789
59 2.31 CHIBI VAMPIRE VOL 6 GN (Of 11) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,773
60 2.26 TEEN TITANS GO TITANS TOGETHER TP $12.99 DC    1,735
61 2.24 BATMAN ARCHIVES VOL 7 HC $49.99 DC    1,720
62 2.23 OFFICIAL HANDBOOK O/INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE TP $12.99 IMA    1,712
63 2.21 CUT $9.95 DAR    1,696
64 2.21 SHOWCASE PRESENTS TP SGT ROCK VOL 01 $16.99 DC    1,696
65 2.2 MPD PSYCHO VOL 3 TP (MR) $10.95 DAR    1,689
66 2.17 MARVEL LEGACY 1960S TO 1990S HANDBOOK TP VOL 01 $19.99 MAR    1,666
67 2.17 ONE PIECE VOL 16 TP $7.95 VIZ    1,666
68 2.15 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER LONG WAY HOME TP $15.95 DAR    1,650
69 2.12 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 4 HC $29.99 MAR    1,627
70 2.09 MADMAN VOL 2 TP $17.99 IMA    1,604
71 2.05 RISING STARS VOL 5 UNTOUCHABLE VISITATIONS TP $16.99 IMA    1,574
72 2.02 POPGUN VOL 1 GN $29.99 IMA    1,551
73 2.01 SAVAGE RED SONJA QOTFW VOL 1 TP* $14.99 DYN    1,543
74 1.99 TRINITY BLOOD VOL 4 GN (Of 8) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,528
75 1.94 AGE OF BRONZE VOL 3 BETRAYAL TP $17.99 IMA    1,489
76 1.93 WALKING DEAD VOL 7 CALM BEFORE TP (MR) $12.99 IMA    1,482
77 1.92 HAWKGIRL HAWKMAN RETURNS TP $17.99 DC    1,474
78 1.91 30 DAYS OF NIGHT TP* $17.99 IDW    1,466
79 1.9 SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERGIRL TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC    1,459
80 1.89 AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL VOL 2 COMES CARNAGE TP $13.99 MAR    1,451
81 1.85 GUNSLINGER GIRL MANGA TP VOL 06 $9.99 ADV    1,420
82 1.85 QUEEN & COUNTRY VOL 8 OPERATION RED PANDA TP $11.95 ONI    1,420
83 1.85 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR    1,420
84 1.84 RED SONJA VOL 2 ARROWSMITH TP* $14.99 DYN    1,412
85 1.83 SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 25 GN (Of 38) (MR) $9.99 TKP    1,405
86 1.81 CIVIL WAR SCRIPT BOOK TP $24.99 MAR    1,389
87 1.77 SPIDER-MAN FAIRY TALES TP $10.99 MAR    1,359
88 1.66 MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS VOL 4 DIGEST TP $6.99 MAR    1,274
89 1.65 COMPLETE DICK TRACY HC VOL 03 $29.99 IDW    1,267
90 1.65 EXCALIBUR CLASSIC VOL 4 CROSSTIME CAPER BOOK 2 TP $24.99 MAR    1,267
91 1.64 BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.95 DAR    1,259
92 1.61 ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY VOL 18.5 PX PORTFOLIO (MR) $32.00 DRA    1,236
93 1.61 ZOMBIES CALLING GN $9.95 SLA    1,236
94 1.61 D GRAY MAN VOL 7 GN $7.99 VIZ    1,236
95 1.59 BLACK CAT VOL 11 TP $7.99 VIZ    1,221
96 1.58 LOWER REGIONS GN (MR) $6.95 TOP    1,213
97 1.58 FLINK GN $13.99 IMA    1,213
98 1.56 TENJHO TENGE VOL 16 (MR) $9.99 DC    1,198
99 1.53 MMW FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 7 HC* $54.99 MAR    1,174
100 1.53 STREET FIGHTER SAKURA GANBARU VOL 2 GN $12.95 UDO    1,174
 
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.
 
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 October, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--October 2007.'
For the top 300 comic actual orders in October, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2007.'
For an overview and analysis of the actual October orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Power at the Bottom of the List' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see 'Comics Up 20%.'
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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