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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--March 2004

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

Published: 04/22/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during March 2004.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in March, see 'Comic Numbers Pick Up in March.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in March, see 'Comic Dollars Up 15% in March.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during March, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--March 2004.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

8.76

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 3 ONE SMALL STEP TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

7,303

2

8.26

TEEN TITANS KIDS GAME TP

$9.95

DC

 

6,886

3

8.19

SUPREME POWER VOL 1 CONTACT TP (MR)

$14.99

MAR

 

6,828

4

6.51

FORMERLY KNOWN A/JUSTICE LEAGUE TP

$12.95

DC

 

5,427

5

6.43

HELLBOY VOL 1 SEED O/DESTRUCTION TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

5,361

6

5.42

PLANETARY CROSSING WORLDS TP

$14.95

DC

 

4,519

7

4.71

BATMAN I/FORTIES TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,927

8

4.66

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 6 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TP

$12.99

MAR

 

3,885

9

4.6

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 5 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

3,835

10

4.43

MIGHTY LOVE HC (MR)

$24.95

DC

 

3,693

11

4.3

HELLBOY ART O/MOVIE SC

$24.95

DAR

 

3,585

12

4.28

HELLBOY VOL 3 CHAINED COFFIN & OTHERS TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

3,568

13

4.21

STREET FIGHTER VOL 1 TP

$9.99

DEV

 

3,510

14

4.2

HELLBLAZER SON O/MAN TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

3,502

15

4.11

HELLBOY VOL 4 RIGHT HAND O/DOOM TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

3,427

16

4.02

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL 5 MARVEL KNIGHTS HC

$29.99

MAR

 

3,352

17

4

PUNISHER MOVIE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

3,335

18

3.81

HELLBOY VOL 5 CONQUEROR WORM TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

3,176

19

3.75

STAR WARS CLONE WARS VOL 3 LAST STAND O/JABIIM TP

$14.95

DAR

 

3,126

20

3.69

MAXX BOOK TWO TP (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

3,076

21

3.67

HELLBOY VOL 2 WAKE DEVIL TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

3,060

22

3.63

JSA LIBERTY FILES TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,026

23

3.62

TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 WAR & PEACE TP

$17.95

DRE

 

3,018

24

3.52

INU YASHA VOL 17 TP

$8.95

VIZ

 

2,935

25

3.36

ALIAS VOL 4 SECRET ORIGIN O/JESSICA JONES TP (MR)

$17.99

MAR

 

2,801

26

3.24

WOLVERINE LEGENDS VOL 6 MARC SILVESTRI BK 1 TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,701

27

3.23

DAREDEVIL VOL 8 ECHO VISION QUEST TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,693

28

3.22

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 COUNTDOWN TP

$11.99

MAR

 

2,685

29

3.14

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 3 AUTHORITATIVE ACTION TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,618

30

3.12

INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 6 SPLIT DECISIONS TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,601

31

3.1

ELFQUEST GRAND QUEST VOL 2 TP

$9.95

DC

 

2,585

32

3.05

MARVELS 10TH ANNV HC (RES)

$49.99

MAR

 

2,543

33

3.04

HELLBOY MIKE MIGNOLA ART O/HELLBOY SC

$29.95

DAR

 

2,534

34

3.03

BATTLE ROYALE VOL 6 GN (Of 10) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,526

35

2.96

AVENGERS VOL 3 SEARCH FOR SHE-HULK TP

$12.99

MAR

 

2,468

36

2.95

GI JOE VS TRANSFORMERS VOL 1 TP

$15.95

DEV

 

2,459

37

2.92

AUTHORITY HARSH REALITIES TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

2,434

38

2.84

DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,368

39

2.71

PVP VOL 1 DORK AGES TP

$11.95

IMA

 

2,259

40

2.65

AVENGERS THUNDERBOLTS VOL 1 TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,209

41

2.65

THOR LEGENDS VOL 3 WALTER SIMONSON BK 3 TP

$24.99

MAR

 

2,209

42

2.6

GREEN ARROW STRAIGHT SHOOTER TP

$12.95

DC

 

2,168

43

2.51

YU-GI-OH VOL 4 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

2,093

44

2.44

RELOAD MEK TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

2,034

45

2.28

FUSHIGI YUGI VOL 10 ENEMY GN (Note Price)

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,901

46

2.27

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION VOL 8 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,893

47

2.24

X-STATIX VOL 3 BACK FROM DEAD TP

$19.99

MAR

 

1,868

48

2.23

KWAIDAN TP

$14.95

DAR

 

1,859

49

2.12

ANGEL SANCTUARY VOL 1

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,767

50

2.1

GTO VOL 17 GN (Of 25)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,751

51

2.04

DARKNESS VOL 4 RESURRECTION TP

$16.99

IMA

 

1,701

52

2.02

KINGDOM COME TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,684

53

2.01

ONE PIECE VOL 3 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,676

54

1.96

DRAGONBALL Z VOL 15 TP SHONEN J ED

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,634

55

1.94

30 DAYS O/NIGHT TP

$17.99

IDW

 

1,617

56

1.93

CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL 3 CRAZY LIKE FOX TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,609

57

1.9

GREGORY TREASURY VOL 1 (MR)

$9.95

DC

 

1,584

58

1.83

MIKE MIGNOLAS BPRD COLL TP

$17.95

DAR

 

1,526

59

1.81

AL CAPP LIL ABNER FRAZETTA SUNDAYS VOL 4 1960-1961 HC

$18.95

DAR

 

1,509

60

1.81

KARE KANO VOL 8 GN (Of 13)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,509

61

1.74

HERO VOL 1 TP

$16.95

ONE

 

1,451

62

1.73

IRON EMPIRES VOL 1 FAITH CONQUERS TP

$17.95

DAR

 

1,442

63

1.7

ALICE 19TH VOL 3 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,417

64

1.69

SAIYUKI VOL 1 GN (Of 9)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,409

65

1.69

VAMPIRELLA CRIMSON CHRONICLES VOL 1 TP

$19.95

HAR

 

1,409

66

1.64

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 7 IRRESPONSIBLE TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,367

67

1.58

SUPERMAN RED SON TP

$17.95

DC

 

1,317

68

1.54

GI JOE FRONTLINE VOL 2 ICEBOUND TP

$12.95

DEV

 

1,284

69

1.54

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 2 GN (Of 9) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,284

70

1.51

SLAYERS RETURN TP

$9.99

CPM

 

1,259

71

1.45

ULTIMATES VOL 1 TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,209

72

1.42

MARVEL MASTERWORKS UNCANNY X-MEN VOL 3 HC 2ND ED

$39.99

MAR

 

1,184

73

1.42

MEGATOKYO VOL 1 TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,184

74

1.41

LOUIE THE RUNE SOLDIER MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,176

75

1.41

VAGABOND VOL 9 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,176

76

1.4

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 3 DOUBLE TROUBLE TP

$17.95

MAR

 

1,167

77

1.4

FAKE VOL 6 GN (Of 7) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,167

78

1.38

ESCAFLOWNE VOL 5 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,151

79

1.37

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION VOL 1 TP 2ND ED

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,142

80

1.33

PARADISE KISS VOL 5 GN (Of 5)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,109

81

1.32

BLACKSAD VOL 2 TP (MR)

$12.95

POC

 

1,100

82

1.31

PEACH GIRL CHANGE O/HEART VOL 7 TP (Of 11)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,092

83

1.3

DARK SIDE BLUES MANGA VOL 1 TP (MR)

$14.98

ADV

 

1,084

84

1.3

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,084

85

1.28

CSI BAD RAP TP (MR)

$19.99

IDW

 

1,067

86

1.28

WATCHMEN TP

$19.95

DC

 

1,067

87

1.28

FABLES VOL 2 ANIMAL FARM TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,067

88

1.26

MARVEL MASTERWORKS FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 6 HC 2ND ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,050

89

1.26

STEEL ANGEL KURUMI MANGA VOL 3 TP (MR)

$9.99

ADV

 

1,050

90

1.23

TELL ME SOMETHING GN

$8.95

FAN

 

1,025

91

1.22

BOYS OVER FLOWERS VOL 4 HANA YORI DANGO TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,017

92

1.22

EERIE QUEERIE VOL 1 GN (Of 4)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,017

93

1.22

BOYS OVER FLOWERS VOL 5 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,017

94

1.22

TOKYO MEW MEW VOL 6 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,017

95

1.22

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 2 CYCLES TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

1,017

96

1.21

INU YASHA VOL 9 TP 2ND ED

$8.95

VIZ

 

1,009

97

1.2

DEMON DIARY VOL 6 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,000

98

1.19

BATMAN HUSH VOL 2 HC

$19.95

DC

 

992

99

1.19

INU YASHA VOL 10 TP 2ND ED

$8.95

VIZ

 

992

100

1.18

SHADOW STAR VOL 5 FLOWERS FRAGRANCE TP

$15.95

DAR

 

984

 
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

DRE = Dreamwave Productions

DEV = Devil's Due Publishing

AVA = Avatar Press

ADV = A.D. Vision

TIT = Titan Publishing

CAR = Cartoon Books

CRO = CrossGen

BON = Bongo Comics

GEM = Gemstone Publishing

TKP = Tokyopop

 

These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during March, 2004.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of March, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of March.

 

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 100 graphic novels actual orders in February, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--February 2003.'

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in February, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2004.'

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual February orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'New X-Men Tops Comics and Graphic Novels in February' 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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