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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2008

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

Published: 07/22/2008 12:00am
#1 in June

These are estimates of the sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during June 2008.


For an overview and analysis of comic sales in June see "'Secret Invasion' Continues Its Reign."

For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see "Comic Sales Fall Again in June."

 

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during June, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2008."

 

 

TOP 100 GNs -- JUNE 2008

 

 

 

Rank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

Est. Qty

1

30.11

Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 10 WHYS & WHEREFORES (MR)

$14.99

DC

   14,730

2

26.91

FABLES TP VOL 10 THE GOOD PRINCE (MR)

$17.99

DC

   13,164

3

26.66

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR)

$14.99

IMA

   13,042

4

18.81

ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 04 UNSTOPPABLE

$19.99

MAR

     9,202

5

15.71

UMBRELLA ACADEMY APOCALYPSE SUITE TP

$17.95

DAR

     7,685

6

14.9

ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN THE BOY WONDER HC VOL 01

$24.99

DC

     7,289

7

14.28

MARVEL ZOMBIES 02 HC

$19.99

MAR

6,986

8

13.08

GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 02 THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR

$24.99

DC

     6,399

9

11.96

CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01 DEATH O/CAPTAIN AMERICA

$14.99

MAR

     5,851

10

11.48

INVINCIBLE TP VOL 09 OUT OF THIS WORLD

$14.99

IMA

     5,616

11

10.91

JACK O/FABLES TP VOL 03 THE BAD PRINCE (MR)

$14.99

DC

     5,337

12

10.24

LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 01 IRON PROMETHEUS

$17.95

DAR

     5,009

13

9.62

GREEN LANTERN TALES O/SINESTRO CORPS HC

$29.99

DC

     4,706

14

9.6

NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 07 TRUST

$19.99

MAR

     4,696

15

9.54

INDIANA JONES ADVENTURES TP VOL 01

$6.95

DAR

   4,667

16

9.07

STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 03

$17.95

DAR

   4,437

17

8.51

BLEACH TP VOL 23

$7.95

VIZ

   4,163

18

7.43

ABSOLUTE SANDMAN HC VOL 03

$99.00

DC

   3,635

19

7.38

JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA HC VOL 03 INJUSTICE LEAGUE

$19.99

DC

     3,610

20

7.33

JOKER THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

$19.99

DC

     3,586

21

7.22

INDIANA JONES OMNIBUS TP VOL 02

$24.95

DAR

   3,532

22

7

DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BORN PREM HC

$24.99

MAR

     3,424

23

6.87

ETERNALS BY NEIL GAIMAN TP

$24.99

MAR

   3,361

24

6.84

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES 1050 YEARS I/THE FUTURE TP

$19.99

DC

     3,346

25

6.64

MARVELS PREM HC*

$24.99

MAR

   3,248

26

6.57

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

   3,214

27

6.31

CHRONICLES O/CONAN TP VOL 15 CORRIDOR O/MULLAH KAJAR

$16.95

DAR

     3,087

28

6.28

SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE FLASH TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

     3,072

29

6.19

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 10 GHOSTS

$15.99

MAR

     3,028

30

6.18

BATMAN JEKYLL AND HYDE TP

$14.99

DC

   3,023

31

6.11

BLADE O/IMMORTAL TP VOL 19 BADGER HOLE (MR)

$17.95

DAR

     2,989

32

5.9

PATH OF THE ASSASSIN TP VOL 11 (MR)

$9.95

DAR

   2,886

33

5.9

NEGIMA GN VOL 18 (MR)

$10.95

RAN

   2,886

34

5.78

WANTED GN (NEW PTG)

$19.99

IMA

   2,828

35

5.73

CONAN BORN O/BATTLEFIELD SC

$17.95

DAR

   2,803

36

5.7

PENNY ARCADE TP VOL 05 CASE O/MUMMYS GOLD

$12.95

DAR

     2,788

37

5.66

SHOWCASE PRESENTS HAUNTED TANK TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

     2,769

38

5.62

GANTZ TP VOL 01

$12.95

DAR

   2,749

39

5.52

ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01

$16.99

MAR

   2,700

40

5.35

IRON MAN TP HAUNTED

$26.99

MAR

   2,617

41

5.34

BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC

$17.99

DC

     2,612

42

5.32

HELLBOY TP VOL 01 SEED O/DESTRUCTION

$17.95

DAR

     2,603

43

5.18

CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC CHOSEN*

$24.99

MAR

   2,534

44

5.04

VINYL UNDERGROUND TP VOL 01 WATCHING THE DETECTIVES (MR)

$9.99

DC

     2,466

45

4.93

STAR WARS OMNIBUS DROIDS TP VOL 01

$24.95

DAR

   2,412

46

4.89

DEMO TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

   2,392

47

4.8

SILVER SURFER TP IN THY NAME

$10.99

MAR

   2,348

48

4.55

HIDEYUKI KIKUCHIS VAMPIRE HUNTER D GN VOL 02 (MR)

$12.95

DIG

     2,226

49

4.51

HULK WWH TP

$24.99

MAR

   2,206

50

4.49

WOLVERINE TP ENEMY OF STATE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

$29.99

MAR

     2,197

51

4.46

BURNOUT

$9.99

DC

   2,182

52

4.43

EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01 (MR)

$29.99

DC

     2,167

53

4.3

PENANCE RELENTLESS TP

$13.99

MAR

   2,104

54

4.29

ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 01

$18.95

RED

   2,099

55

4.25

HOUSE OF M TP AVENGERS

$13.99

MAR

   2,079

56

4.24

PREDATOR OMNIBUS TP VOL 03

$24.95

DAR

   2,074

57

4.22

HULK VS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE TP

$24.99

MAR

   2,064

58

4.22

ALIENS OMNIBUS TP VOL 04

$24.95

DAR

   2,064

59

4.22

HULK WWH TP DAMAGE CONTROL

$12.99

MAR

   2,064

60

4.15

ETERNALS BY JACK KIRBY TP BOOK 01

$24.99

MAR

   2,030

61

4.07

CONAN BORN O/BATTLEFIELD HC

$24.95

DAR

   1,991

62

4.05

MMW ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE HC VOL 02*

$59.99

MAR

     1,981

63

3.9

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 07

$7.95

ARC

     1,908

64

3.89

SUPERMAN CAMELOT FALLS TP VOL 01

$12.99

DC

   1,903

65

3.88

WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 24

$59.99

DC

     1,898

66

3.88

HELLBOY TP VOL 02 WAKE THE DEVIL

$17.95

DAR

   1,898

67

3.85

DOT HACK XXXX GN VOL 01 (Of 2)

$9.99

TKP

   1,883

68

3.8

MMW SGT FURY HC VOL 02*

$54.99

MAR

   1,859

69

3.8

WORLDS FINEST DELUXE EDITION HC

$29.99

DC

   1,859

70

3.78

HELLBOY TP VOL 07 TROLL WITCH & OTHERS

$17.95

DAR

     1,849

71

3.74

HELLBOY TP VOL 03 CHAINED COFFIN AND OTHERS

$17.95

DAR

     1,830

72

3.65

PROGRAMME TP VOL 01

$17.99

DC

   1,786

73

3.64

QUESTION THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD HC

$19.99

DC

     1,781

74

3.62

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

MAR

   1,771

75

3.6

MPD PSYCHO TP VOL 05 (MR)

$10.95

DAR

   1,761

76

3.51

HELLBOY TP VOL 06 STRANGE PLACES (MR)

$17.95

DAR

     1,717

77

3.51

TOM STRONG TP BOOK 06

$17.99

DC

   1,717

78

3.49

BATTLE VIXENS GN VOL 13 (Of 13) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

     1,707

79

3.49

HELLBOY TP VOL 05 CONQUEROR WORM

$17.95

DAR

     1,707

80

3.47

ULTIMATE X-MEN HC VOL 08

$39.99

MAR

   1,698

81

3.43

TERROR INC TP (MR)

$16.99

MAR

   1,678

82

3.41

DYNAMO 5 TP VOL 02 MOMENTS O/TRUTH

$14.99

IMA

     1,668

83

3.41

HELLBOY TP VOL 04 RIGHT HAND O/DOOM

$17.95

DAR

     1,668

84

3.24

ROSARIO VAMPIRE GN VOL 01

$7.99

VIZ

   1,585

85

3.21

WITCHBLADE TP VOL 04

$17.99

IMA

   1,570

86

3.18

WORMWOOD CALAMARI RISING TP

$19.99

IDW

   1,556

87

3.15

INCREDIBLE HERCULES AGAINST WORLD PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

     1,541

88

3.12

ONE PIECE TP VOL 18

$7.95

VIZ

   1,526

89

3.11

DOT HACK SIGN GU GN VOL 02 (Of 3)

$9.99

TLP

   1,521

90

3.07

HEDGE KNIGHT II SWORN SWORD PREM HC*

$19.99

MAR

     1,502

91

3

SHADOWPACT TP VOL 03 DARKNESS & LIGHT

$14.99

DC

     1,468

92

2.93

BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 02 NO FUTURE FOR YOU

$15.95

DAR

     1,433

93

2.93

ZOMBIE SIMON GARTH TP (MR)

$13.99

MAR

   1,433

94

2.89

APPLE ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 01 (MR)

$34.95

UDO

   1,414

95

2.87

Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED

$12.99

DC

   1,404

96

2.85

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED TP VOL 03

$7.99

IDW

   1,394

97

2.85

TANGENT COMICS TP VOL 03

$19.99

DC

   1,394

98

2.82

OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 09

$10.95

DAR

   1,380

99

2.82

WELCOME TO NHK GN VOL 07 (Of 8) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

   1,380

100

2.77

BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 01 LONG WAY HOME

$15.95

DAR

     1,355


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
DE = Dynamite Entertainment
DDP = Devil's Due Publishing
FAN = Fantagraphics Books
GEM = Gemstone Publishing
IDW = IDW Publishing
MIR = Mirage Studios
NBM = NBM / Papercutz
ONI = Oni Press Inc.
SEV = Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC
SLG = Slave Labor Graphics
TIT = Titan Publishing
TKP = Tokyopop
VIZ = Viz Media
ZEN = Zenescope Entertainment, Inc.

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 Detective Comics (the title Batman is normally the anchor title Diamond uses in its calculations, but no issue of Batman shipped in June), 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 Detective Comics number that we calculate using multiple data points; our numbers for Detective Comics 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, Dynamite, 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 U.S. 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 Novel Actual--May 2008."

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in May, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2008."

 

For an overview and analysis of the actual May orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see "'Secret Invasion' on Top Again" and "ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see "Comic Sales Continue Decline in May."

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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