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Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2003

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

Published: 07/16/2003 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during June 2003.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in June, see 'Top Comics Dip In June.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual -- June 2003.'
 

QtyRank

Index

 

Title

Price

Pub

Est.Qty

1

5.83

 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 6 VENOM TP

$15.99

MAR

8,263

2

4.8

 

ACROSS UNIVERSE DC UNIVERSE STORIES O/ALAN MOORE TP

$19.95

DC

6,803

3

3.39

 

ALAN MOORES ANOTHER SUBURBAN ROMANCE GN (MR)

$7.95

AVA

4,805

4

3.17

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 LIFE & DEATH O/SPIDERS TP

$11.99

MAR

4,493

5

2.96

 

LOVE HINA VOL 11 GN

$9.99

TKP

4,195

6

2.81

 

CHOBITS VOL 6 GN

$9.99

TKP

3,983

7

2.59

 

INTRON DEPOT VOL 3 BALLISTICS TP

$49.95

DAR

3,671

8

2.49

 

LOEG BOOK ONE TP

$14.95

DC

3,529

9

2.43

 

NEW TEEN TITANS TERROR O/TRIGON TP

$17.95

DC

3,444

10

2.31

 

STAR WARS A LONG TIME AGO VOL 6 WOOKIEE WORLD TP

$29.95

DAR

3,274

11

2.13

 

LOEG ABSOLUTE ED VOL 1 OVERSIZED HC

$75.00

DC

3,019

12

2.13

 

EXILES VOL 4 LEGACY TP

$12.99

MAR

3,019

13

2.07

 

SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS VOL 2 TODD MCFARLANE BOOK II TP

$19.99

MAR

2,934

14

2.07

 

ALIAS VOL 3 UNDERNEATH TP

$16.99

MAR

2,934

15

2.02

 

SUPERMAN PRESIDENT LEX TP

$17.95

DC

2,863

16

1.93

 

UNDERCOVER GENIE TP

$14.95

DC

2,736

17

1.91

 

COWBOY BEBOP SHOOTING STARS VOL 2 GN

$9.99

TKP

2,707

18

1.84

 

RAWHIDE KID TP

$12.99

MAR

2,608

19

1.83

 

GREEN LANTERN BROTHERS KEEPER TP

$12.95

DC

2,594

20

1.76

 

PROPOSITION PLAYER TP

$14.95

DC

2,495

21

1.68

 

THUNDERCATS RECLAIMING THUNDERA TP

$12.95

DC

2,381

22

1.68

 

GTO VOL 12 GN

$9.99

TKP

2,381

23

1.65

 

GREEN LANTERN ROAD BACK TP

$14.95

DC

2,339

24

1.62

 

ASTRO BOY VOL 16 TP

$9.95

DAR

2,296

25

1.61

 

SUPERMAN ARCHIVES VOL 6 HC

$49.95

DC

2,282

26

1.58

 

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA MASTER O/T CLOW VOL 5 GN

$9.99

TKP

2,239

27

1.54

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL 2 EXTREMISTS TP

$13.99

MAR

2,183

28

1.44

 

MARMALADE BOY VOL 7 GN

$9.99

TKP

2,041

29

1.43

 

GROO ODYSSEY TP

$12.95

DAR

2,027

30

1.42

 

WARLANDS VOL 3 AGE O/ICE TP

$15.95

DRE

2,013

31

1.42

 

MARS VOL 11 GN

$9.99

TKP

2,013

32

1.42

 

X-TREME X-MEN VOL 4 MEKANIX TP

$16.99

MAR

2,013

33

1.42

 

ORIGIN TP

$14.99

MAR

2,013

34

1.34

 

TRANSFORMERS SPACE PIRATES GN

$19.95

TIT

1,899

35

1.33

 

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES VOL 1 TP

$14.95

DC

1,885

36

1.3

 

ELEKTRA VOL 2 EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN TP

$16.99

MAR

1,843

37

1.26

 

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 5 ULTIMATE WAR TP

$10.99

MAR

1,786

38

1.22

 

TOP SHELF ASKS BIG QUESTION (MR)

$24.95

TOP

1,729

39

1.2

 

LUPIN III VOL 4 GN (Of 14)

$9.99

TKP

1,701

40

1.19

 

PUNISHER VOL 2 HC

$29.99

MAR

1,687

41

1.18

 

POP GUN WAR TP

$13.95

DAR

1,672

42

1.18

 

INITIAL D VOL 6 GN

$9.99

TKP

1,672

43

1.15

 

SIMPSONS BIG BAD BOOK O/BART SIMPSON TP

$12.95

BON

1,630

44

1.11

 

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

1,573

45

1.11

 

FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS IN EXILE TP

$9.95

DC

1,573

46

1.1

 

CASTLE I/T SKY VOL 1 TP

$9.95

VIZ

1,559

47

1.08

 

GI JOE FRONTLINE VOL 1 MISSION THAT NEVER WAS TP

$14.95

IMA

1,531

48

1.06

 

BUNKER GN

$9.95

IMA

1,502

49

1.06

 

VIC & BLOOD TP

$17.95

IBO

1,502

50

1.03

 

BRAIN POWERED VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

1,460

 

Notes on this chart:

Some titles have been truncated or abbreviated for space reasons.

Publisher abbreviations have also been used.

MAR = Marvel

DAR = Dark Horse

DRE = Dreamwave

IMA = Image

TIT = Titan Publishing

CAR = Cartoon Books

HAR = Harris

CRO = CrossGen

BON = Bongo

TKP = Tokyo Pop

 

 

These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during June, 2003.  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.  

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, CrossGen, and Image 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. 

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, and CrossGen distribute some of their titles through channels other than comic specialty stores, e.g., newsstands and bookstores.  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 50 graphic novels actual orders in May, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2003'.

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in May, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2003.'

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual May orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Wolverine Debuts On Top In May' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'

 

For links to all previous Top 300 Comic and Top 50 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 50 GNs Index.'

 
 
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