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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2004

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

Published: 10/18/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during September 2004.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in September, see 'Sales Slip in Seasonal Softness.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Up 7% in September.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during September, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2004.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

9.8

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 9 TEMPEST TP

$10.99

MAR

 

6,981

2

7.65

CHRONICLES O/CONAN VOL 5 SHADOW I/T TOMB TP

$15.95

DAR

 

5,450

3

6.47

HELLSING VOL 4 TP

$13.95

DAR

 

4,609

4

6.46

ESSENTIAL SUPER VILLAIN TEAM UP TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,602

5

6.42

AUTHORITY HUMAN O/T INSIDE HC (MR)

$24.95

DC

 

4,573

6

5.75

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 DOWN AMONG DEAD MEN TP

$9.99

MAR

 

4,096

7

5.7

INU YASHA VOL 19 TP

$8.95

VIZ

 

4,060

8

5.59

BONE ONE VOL ED SC

$39.95

CAR

 

3,982

9

5.31

WALT DISNEYS THREE MUSKETEERS

$3.95

GEM

 

3,783

10

5.22

BATMAN I/T EIGHTIES TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,719

11

5.08

MARVEL AGE RUNAWAYS VOL 2 TEENAGE WASTELAND DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

3,619

12

4.95

SIX GN

$5.95

IMA

 

3,526

13

4.94

JLA VOL 14 TRIAL BY FIRE TP

$12.95

DC

 

3,519

14

4.91

BATMAN WAR DRUMS TP

$17.95

DC

 

3,498

15

4.83

HELLBLAZER SETTING SUN TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

3,441

16

4.7

DOOM PATROL VOL 2 PAINTING THAT ATE PARIS TP (MR)

$19.95

DC

 

3,348

17

4.39

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 8 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

3,127

18

4.37

GTO VOL 20 GN (Of 25)

$9.99

TKP

 

3,113

19

4.36

MICKEY MOUSE ADVS VOL 1 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

3,106

20

4.29

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

3,056

21

4.11

WONDER WOMAN CHALLENGE O/GODS TP

$19.95

DC

 

2,928

22

4.08

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 5 GN (Of 13) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,906

23

4.04

KARE KANO VOL 11 GN (Of 13)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,878

24

3.97

DAREDEVIL VS BULLSEYE VOL 1 TP

$15.99

MAR

 

2,828

25

3.86

SUPERMAN MAN O/STEEL VOL 3 TP

$19.95

DC

 

2,750

26

3.72

BPRD SOUL O/VENICE & OTHER STORIES TP

$17.95

DAR

 

2,650

27

3.71

DOOM PATROL CRAWLING FROM WRECKAGE TP

$19.95

DC

 

2,643

28

3.61

WOLVERINE PUNISHER VOL 1 TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,572

29

3.46

TSUBASA VOL 2 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,465

30

3.37

SAIYUKI VOL 4 GN (Of 9)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,401

31

3.31

IN SHADOW O/NO TOWERS GN

$19.95

RAW

 

2,358

32

3.28

CLOUDBURST GN

$7.95

IMA

 

2,337

33

3.27

ALICE 19TH VOL 6 BLINDNESS GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,329

34

3.26

AVENGERS VOL 5 ONCE AN INVADER TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,322

35

3.25

RISING STARS VISITATIONS TP

$8.99

IMA

 

2,315

36

3.24

SUPERMAN MAN O/TOMORROW ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,308

37

3.23

BATMAN HONG KONG SC

$17.95

DC

 

2,301

38

3.13

MYSTIQUE VOL 2 TINKER TAILOR MUTANT SPY TP

$17.99

MAR

 

2,230

39

3.02

BATMAN JUDGE DREDD FILES TP

$14.95

DC

 

2,151

40

2.91

LIFE EATERS SC

$19.95

DC

 

2,073

41

2.88

SMAX HC (MR)

$19.95

DC

 

2,052

42

2.84

AVENGERS THUNDERBOLTS VOL 2 BEST INTENTIONS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,023

43

2.82

WIZARD BEST O/SPIDER-MAN LIMITED DLX HC

$29.99

WIZ

 

2,009

44

2.79

INVINCIBLE VOL 1 FAMILY MATTERS TP

$12.95

IMA

 

1,987

45

2.78

YU GI OH VOL 6 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,980

46

2.77

MARVEL MASTERWORKS FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 7 HC 2ND ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,973

47

2.74

SHAMAN KING VOL 4 TP (C: 3)

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,952

48

2.72

PET SHOP O/HORRORS VOL 8 GN (Of 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,938

49

2.71

ULTIMATES VOL 2 HOMELAND SECURITY TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,930

50

2.69

PLASTIC MAN ARCHIVES VOL 6 HC

$49.95

DC

 

1,916

51

2.6

EERIE QUEERIE VOL 4 GN (Of 4)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,852

52

2.55

SHOCKROCKETS WE HAVE IGNITION TP

$14.95

DAR

 

1,817

53

2.53

TOKYO BABYLON VOL 3 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,802

54

2.52

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN VOL 2 DARK AGES TP

$17.95

DRE

 

1,795

55

2.52

JING KING O/BANDITS TWILIGHT TALES VOL 1 GN (Of 6)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,795

56

2.51

THANOS VOL 5 SAMARITAN TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,788

57

2.49

CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON VOL 8 GN

$13.95

HK

 

1,774

58

2.45

SUIKODEN III VOL 3 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,745

59

2.45

HOT GIMMICK VOL 6 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,745

60

2.43

QUEEN & COUNTRY VOL 6 OPERATION DANDELION TP (MR)

$11.95

ONI

 

1,731

61

2.41

PEACEMAKER KUROGANE MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,717

62

2.4

COURTNEY CRUMRIN I/T TWILIGHT KINGDOM TP (MR)

$11.95

ONI

 

1,710

63

2.35

MAHOROMATIC AUTOMATIC MAIDEN VOL 3 GN (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,674

64

2.33

IMADOKI VOL 2 MAGNOLIA GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,660

65

2.29

PITA TEN VOL 5 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,631

66

2.28

WITCHES VOL 1 TP

$9.99

MAR

 

1,624

67

2.27

OWLY TP

$10.00

TOP

 

1,617

68

2.23

DESCENDANTS O/DARKNESS VOL 1 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,589

69

2.23

PRINCE O/TENNIS VOL 3 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,589

70

2.2

DEAD A/17 VOL 2 BLOOD O/SAINTS TP (MR)

$14.95

VIP

 

1,567

71

2.19

CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL 4 ODYSSEY TP

$16.99

MAR

 

1,560

72

2.17

LONE WOLF 2100 VOL 3 PATTERN STORM TP (MR)

$12.95

DAR

 

1,546

73

2.17

PUTTIN BACKBONE BACK TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,546

74

2.17

ESCAFLOWNE VOL 8 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,546

75

2.12

GIRL GOT GAME VOL 5 GN (Of 10)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,510

76

2.11

HELLBOY VOL 1 SEED O/DESTRUCTION TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

1,503

77

2.07

CHRONO CRUSADE MANGA VOL 2 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,475

78

2

VAMPIRE GAME VOL 8 GN (Of 14)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,425

79

1.97

MARVEL MASTERWORKS X-MEN VOL 4 2ND ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,403

80

1.94

PSYCHIC ACADEMY VOL 4 GN (Of 11)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,382

81

1.93

INSTANT TEEN JUST ADD NUTS VOL 1 GN (Of 4)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,375

82

1.91

CLAMP SCHOOL PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS VOL 1 NOVEL (Of 3)

$7.99

TKP

 

1,361

83

1.88

MODEL VOL 3 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,339

84

1.87

CONFIDENTIAL CONFESSIONS VOL 5 GN (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,332

85

1.86

DARK WATER MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,325

86

1.85

SCHOOL BITES VOL 1 GN

$12.95

BRO

 

1,318

87

1.84

MARVEL MASTERWORKS FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 7 HC VAR DJ

$54.99

MAR

 

1,311

88

1.81

CHEEKY ANGEL VOL 2

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,289

89

1.81

KARE FIRST LOVE VOL 1 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,289

90

1.81

SLAYERS NOVEL VOL 1 (Of 2)

$7.99

TKP

 

1,289

91

1.8

MARVEL MASTERWORKS X-MEN VOL 4 HC VAR DJ

$54.99

MAR

 

1,282

92

1.8

LUPIN III WORLDS MOST WANTED VOL 1 GN (Of 13) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,282

93

1.79

CRESCENT MOON VOL 3 GN (Of 6)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,275

94

1.77

THREADS O/TTIME VOL 1 GN (Of 11)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,261

95

1.73

CHRONICLES O/T CURSED SWORD VOL 8 GN (Of 12)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,232

96

1.7

SNOW DROP VOL 5 GN (Of 12) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,211

97

1.7

MYTHICAL DETECTIVE LOKI MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,211

98

1.69

SUPERMAN GODFALL HC

$19.95

DC

 

1,204

99

1.66

KINGDOM COME TP

$14.95

DC

 

1,183

100

1.66

HELLBOY VOL 2 WAKE THE DEVIL TP NEW PRT

$17.95

DAR

 

1,183

 
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
ABS = Abstract Studio
AVA = Avatar Press
ADV = A.D. Vision
BON = Bongo Comics
CAR = Cartoon Books
GEM = Gemstone Publishing
FAN = Fantagraphics Books
IDW = IDW Publishing
ONI = Oni Press Inc.
TIT = Titan Publishing
TKP = Tokyopop
VIZ = Viz LLC
 
These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during September, 2004.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of September, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of September.
 
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Devil's Due, and Dreamwave 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 Archie 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 August, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2004.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in August, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2004.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual August orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Astonishing X-Men #4 Over 145k' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'August Comics and GNs Up 10% Over '03.'
 
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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