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'Wolverine' Tops September Charts

With Low Numbers

Published: 10/20/2010 12:00am

Wolverine titles topped both the comics and graphic novel charts in September, albeit with numbers lower than normal for titles based on the most popular X-Men character.  Wolverine #1, at around 104,000 copies, was the only Marvel in the top five comic titles; Marvel had five of the top 10 and 16 of the top 25 titles in September.  Two Marvel #1s, Daken: Dark Wolverine and X-23, sold under 50,000 copies. 

 

DC’s two Brightest Day issues, at #2 and #3, slipped below 90,000 for the first time with the 9th and 10th issues in the series. 

 

Eighteen of the top 25 titles were down, vs. only three that were up.

 

Marvel and DC were pretty dominant in the top 100, with only five titles from other publishers cracking that portion of the chart: Dark Horse’s Buffy at #31, Image’s Walking Dead at #69, IDW’s True Blood at #81, and two from Dynamite, Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet and The Boys, at #99 and #100.  The Dynamite titles were the only ones from a non-premier publisher in the top 100. 

 

Over on the graphic novel chart, Marvel’s Wolverine Old Man Logan was the top title, but with only around 6800 sold.  Scott Pilgrim and The Walking Dead accounted for 19 of the top 50 titles between them, with Scott Pilgrim Vol 1 at #6 and The Walking Dead Vol. 12 at #8 the top volumes in the series. 

 

Speaking of media tie-ins, the new edition of Red, at #27, is likely to move up in October in the wake of a good box office performance.

 

Dark Horse’s Berserk Vol. 34 at #19 and VIZ Media’s Bleach Vol. 32 at #21 were the top two manga volumes on the chart. 

 

Here are ICv2’s estimates of the sales by Diamond Comic Distributors to comic stores on the top 25 comic titles in September:

 

104,414           Wolverine #1

  88,446           Brightest Day #9

  87,241           Brightest Day #10

  85,179           Green Lantern #57

  82,894           Batman and Robin #14

  82,411           Avengers #5

  77,479           New Avengers #4

  77,033           Batman #703

  69,546           Secret Avengers #5

  68,345           Amazing Spider-Man #641

  66,549           X-Men #3

  63,577           Green Lantern Corps #52

  62,415           Uncanny X-Men #528

  62,063           Flash #5

  61,855           Amazing Spider-Man #643

  60,115           Amazing Spider-Man #642

  58,310           Amazing Spider-Man #644

  57,616           Justice League of America #49

  56,289           Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #2

  53,505           Thor #614

  52,896           Thor #615

  50,984           X-Men: Legacy #240

  48,819           Daken: Dark Wolverine #1

  48,481           X-23 #1

  48,173           Avengers Prime #3   

 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see "It's Official: Q3 Comic Sales Sucked."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during September, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2010."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during September, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2010."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during August, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2010."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during August, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2010."

For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through September 2010, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."

 
 
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