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Top 300 Comics Actual--December 2004

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

Published: 01/18/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during December 2004.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in December, see 'New Avengers #1 Tops 240K.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see 'December Comic Dollars Up 7%.'

 

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during December, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--December 2004.'

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

395.29

NEW AVENGERS #1*

$2.25

MAR

 

240,724

2

240.19

ULTIMATES 2 #1*

$2.99

MAR

 

146,271

3

229.19

IDENTITY CRISIS #7 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

139,572

4

220.21

ASTONISHING X-MEN #7

$2.99

MAR

 

134,103

5

196.93

SUPERMAN BATMAN #15 (RES)

$2.95

DC

 

119,926

6

189.92

SUPERMAN BATMAN #16

$2.95

DC

 

115,657

7

174.92

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

106,523

8

164.61

SUPERMAN #212

$2.50

DC

 

100,244

9

147.71

UNCANNY X-MEN #453

$2.25

MAR

 

89,952

10

146.08

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #70

$2.25

MAR

 

88,960

11

142.26

X-MEN #165

$2.25

MAR

 

86,633

12

136.03

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #515

$2.25

MAR

 

82,840

13

132.48

WOLVERINE #23

$2.25

MAR

 

80,678

14

127.97

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #14

$2.25

MAR

 

77,931

15

125.88

ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #4 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

 

76,658

16

122.36

X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #1

$3.50

MAR

 

74,515

17

108.74

X-MEN THE END BOOK 1 DREAMERS & DEMONS #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

66,220

18

108.62

JLA CLASSIFIED #2

$2.95

DC

 

66,147

19

105.85

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #9

$2.99

MAR

 

64,461

20

104.75

JLA #109

$2.25

DC

 

63,791

21

102.77

TEEN TITANS #19

$2.50

DC

 

62,585

22

100

BATMAN #635

$2.25

DC

 

60,898

23

95.2

SUPREME POWER #14 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

57,975

24

87.51

IRON MAN #2 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

 

53,292

25

83.24

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1

$2.95

DC

 

50,691

26

82.91

DAREDEVIL #68

$2.99

MAR

 

50,491

27

78.22

FANTASTIC FOUR #521

$2.99

MAR

 

47,634

28

78.02

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #22

$2.25

MAR

 

47,513

29

74.22

JSA #68

$2.50

DC

 

45,198

30

70.65

NEW X-MEN #7

$2.99

MAR

 

43,024

31

70.24

DETECTIVE COMICS #801

$2.95

DC

 

42,775

32

69.69

EXCALIBUR #8

$2.99

MAR

 

42,440

33

67.57

CONAN #11

$2.99

DAR

 

41,149

34

67.35

STRANGE #3

$3.50

MAR

 

41,015

35

67.09

ULTIMATE ELEKTRA #5 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

 

40,856

36

66.67

OUTSIDERS #18

$2.50

DC

 

40,601

37

66.27

THE PUNISHER #15 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

40,357

38

65.72

NIGHTWING #100 (Note Price)

$2.95

DC

 

40,022

39

62.58

ACTION COMICS #822

$2.50

DC

 

38,110

40

62.52

NEW AVENGERS #1 DIRECTORS CUT

$3.99

MAR

 

38,073

41

62.41

X-FORCE #5

$2.99

MAR

 

38,006

42

62.23

WHAT IF MAGNETO HAD FORMED X-MEN W/PROFESSOR X

$2.99

MAR

 

37,897

43

60.21

AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #3 (Of 8)

$3.50

MAR

 

36,667

44

59.03

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #2*

$2.95

DC

 

35,948

45

58.94

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #60

$2.50

DC

 

35,893

46

58.5

AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #4 (Of 8)

$3.50

MAR

 

35,625

47

58.14

ROBIN #133

$2.25

DC

 

35,406

48

57.23

DOCTOR SPECTRUM #4 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

34,852

49

56.55

ADVENTURES O/SUPERMAN #635

$2.50

DC

 

34,438

50

55.41

EXILES #55

$2.99

MAR

 

33,744

51

54.84

EXILES #56

$2.99

MAR

 

33,396

52

54.83

CATWOMAN WHEN I/ROME #3 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

 

33,390

53

54.49

EXILES #57

$2.99

MAR

 

33,183

54

54.42

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #6 (Of 12)

$2.50

DC

 

33,141

55

54.04

RISING STARS #23 (Of 24)

$2.99

IMA

 

32,909

56

53.73

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #3

$2.99

MAR

 

32,720

57

53.57

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #13

$2.99

MAR

 

32,623

58

53.24

BATMAN DANGER GIRL

$4.95

DC

 

32,422

59

53.06

WHAT IF KAREN PAGE HAD LIVED

$2.99

MAR

 

32,312

60

52.19

WHAT IF AUNT MAY HAD DIED INSTEAD O/UNCLE BEN

$2.99

MAR

 

31,783

61

51.62

NIGHTCRAWLER #3

$2.99

MAR

 

31,436

62

51.61

SPACE GHOST #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

31,429

63

50.95

BATGIRL #59

$2.50

DC

 

31,028

64

50.91

HULK & THING HARD KNOCKS #4 (Of 4)

$3.50

MAR

 

31,003

65

50.9

GREEN ARROW #45

$2.50

DC

 

30,997

66

50.79

WHAT IF DR DOOM HAD BECOME THING

$2.99

MAR

 

30,930

67

50.64

WHAT IF JESSICA JONES HAD JOINED AVENGERS

$2.99

MAR

 

30,839

68

50.39

POWERS #7 (MR)

$2.95

MAR

 

30,687

69

49.76

BIRDS OF PREY #77

$2.50

DC

 

30,303

70

49.49

X-MEN UNLIMITED #6

$2.99

MAR

 

30,138

71

49.02

PUNISHER RED XMAS

$3.99

MAR

 

29,852

72

48.91

WHAT IF GENERAL ROSS HAD BECOME HULK

$2.99

MAR

 

29,785

73

48.8

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #1*

$2.95

DC

 

29,718

74

48.74

TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1 VOL 3 #10

$2.95

DRE

 

29,682

75

48.39

SPAWN #141 (RES)

$2.50

IMA

 

29,469

76

48.1

NIGHTCRAWLER #4

$2.99

MAR

 

29,292

77

47.76

MARVEL TEAM-UP #3

$2.25

MAR

 

29,085

78

47.35

ROGUE #5

$2.99

MAR

 

28,835

79

45.67

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #186

$2.50

DC

 

27,812

80

44.19

CABLE DEADPOOL #10

$2.99

MAR

 

26,911

81

44.18

ROGUE #6

$2.99

MAR

 

26,905

82

43.95

Y THE LAST MAN #29 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

26,765

83

41.73

GAMBIT #5

$2.99

MAR

 

25,413

84

41.23

CATWOMAN #38

$2.50

DC

 

25,108

85

40.87

FABLES #32 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

24,889

86

40.77

WONDER WOMAN #211

$2.25

DC

 

24,828

87

40.69

SPIDER-MAN INDIA #2

$2.99

MAR

 

24,779

88

40.26

EMMA FROST #18

$2.99

MAR

 

24,518

89

40.02

BLACK WIDOW #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

24,371

90

39.84

GI JOE VS TRANSFORMERS VOL 2 #4*

$2.95

DEV

 

24,262

91

39.16

SHE HULK #10

$2.99

MAR

 

23,848

92

38.89

DISTRICT X #8

$2.99

MAR

 

23,683

93

38.51

FATHOM DAWN OF WAR #3

$2.99

ASP

 

23,452

94

38.25

SABRETOOTH #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

23,293

95

38.18

STREET FIGHTER #12*

$2.95

DEV

 

23,251

96

38.15

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #10

$2.99

MAR

 

23,233

97

38.05

EX MACHINA #7 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

23,172

98

37.91

GI JOE #37

$2.95

DEV

 

23,086

99

37.69

BULLSEYE GREATEST HITS #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,952

100

37.65

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN VOL 3 #3

$2.95

DRE

 

22,928

101

37.04

MYSTIQUE #22

$2.99

MAR

 

22,557

102

37.03

MADROX #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,551

103

36.17

AUTHORITY REVOLUTION #3 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

22,027

104

35.85

JSA STRANGE ADVENTURES #5 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

 

21,832

105

35.32

ADAM STRANGE #4 (Of 8)

$2.95

DC

 

21,509

106

35.22

DEADSHOT #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

 

21,448

107

35.16

GI JOE #38

$2.95

DEV

 

21,412

108

35.07

HAWKMAN #35

$2.50

DC

 

21,357

109

34.66

AQUAMAN #25

$2.50

DC

 

21,107

110

34.61

FIRESTORM #8

$2.50

DC

 

21,077

111

34.14

NEW INVADERS #5

$2.99

MAR

 

20,791

112

33.57

INTIMATES #2

$2.95

DC

 

20,443

113

33.53

SPIDER-GIRL #81

$2.99

MAR

 

20,419

114

32.55

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #71

$2.99

DAR

 

19,822

115

31.84

SOLO #2

$4.95

DC

 

19,390

116

31.75

DOOM PATROL #7

$2.50

DC

 

19,335

117

31.29

ALPHA FLIGHT #10

$2.99

MAR

 

19,055

118

31.18

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #72

$2.99

DAR

 

18,988

119

30.64

OCEAN #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

18,659

120

30.63

STAR WARS OBSESSION #2

$2.99

DAR

 

18,653

121

30.47

ELEKTRA THE HAND #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

18,556

122

29.91

STAR WARS EMPIRE #28

$2.99

DAR

 

18,215

123

29.74

STAR WARS EMPIRE #27

$2.99

DAR

 

18,111

124

29.61

SPIDER-MAN DOCTOR OCTOPUS YEAR 1 #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

18,032

125

29.31

IDENTITY CRISIS #2 (Of 7)*

$3.95

DC

 

17,849

126

29.22

TOMB O/DRACULA #3

$2.99

MAR

 

17,794

127

29.11

GI JOE RELOADED #10

$2.95

DEV

 

17,727

128

28.72

TOMB RAIDER #48*

$2.99

IMA

 

17,490

129

28.5

OFF HNDBK MARVEL UNIVERSE GOLDEN AGE MARVEL 2004

$3.99

MAR

 

17,356

130

28.07

GOTHAM CENTRAL #26

$2.50

DC

 

17,094

131

27.83

QUESTION #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

16,948

132

27.8

THOR SON O/ASGARD #11

$2.99

MAR

 

16,930

133

27.77

WITCHBLADE #81

$2.99

IMA

 

16,911

134

27.55

TRANSFORMERS ENERGON #30

$2.95

DRE

 

16,777

135

27.51

GI JOE RELOADED #11

$2.95

DEV

 

16,753

136

27.22

BPRD THE DEAD #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

16,576

137

26.26

DARKNESS VOL 2 #17

$2.99

IMA

 

15,992

138

26.02

SWAMP THING #10 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

15,846

139

25.6

100 BULLETS #56 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

15,590

140

25.21

MANHUNTER #5

$2.50

DC

 

15,352

141

25.13

HELLBLAZER #203 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

15,304

142

24.57

TEEN TITANS GO #14

$2.25

DC

 

14,963

143

24.52

TOE TAGS FEAT GEORGE ROMERO #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

14,932

144

24.16

WALKING DEAD #14 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

14,713

145

24.14

YOUNG GUNS 2004 SKETCH BOOK

$3.99

MAR

 

14,701

146

23.8

BOOKS O/MAGICK LIFE DURING WARTIME #6 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

14,494

147

23.02

TRIGGER #1 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

14,019

148

22.8

KABUKI #3 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

13,885

149

22.64

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #4

$2.25

DC

 

13,787

150

21.77

BATMAN STRIKES #4

$2.25

DC

 

13,257

151

21.46

TOM STRONG #30

$2.95

DC

 

13,069

152

21.39

JUBILEE #4

$2.99

MAR

 

13,026

153

20.81

TALES O/SUSPENSE CAPTAIN AMERICA & IRON MAN COMM ED #1

$3.99

MAR

 

12,673

154

20.73

SIMPSONS COMICS #101 (Note Price)

$2.99

BON

 

12,624

155

20.65

DOC FRANKENSTEIN #1

$3.50

BUR

 

12,575

156

20.43

LUCIFER #57 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

12,441

157

20

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #13*

$2.25

MAR

 

12,180

158

19.6

SAMURAI HEAVEN & EARTH #1

$2.99

DAR

 

11,936

159

19.56

THE INCREDIBLES #2

$2.99

DAR

 

11,912

160

19.49

ELEKTRA THE MOVIE

$5.99

MAR

 

11,869

161

19.2

STOKERS DRACULA #2 (Of 4)

$3.99

MAR

 

11,692

162

19.16

30 DAYS OF BLOODSUCKERS TALES #3

$3.99

IDW

 

11,668

163

19.12

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #17

$2.25

MAR

 

11,644

164

19.04

SHAOLIN COWBOY #1

$3.50

BUR

 

11,595

165

18.94

CONCRETE HUMAN DILEMMA #1 (MR)

$3.50

DAR

 

11,534

166

18.8

WARLOCK #4

$2.99

MAR

 

11,449

167

18.74

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #18

$2.25

MAR

 

11,412

168

18.5

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 3 #8

$2.95

IMA

 

11,266

169

18.1

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #7 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

11,023

170

18.07

METAL GEAR SOLID #4

$3.99

IDW

 

11,004

171

17.93

RICHARD DRAGON #8

$2.50

DC

 

10,919

172

17.08

WITCHING #7 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,401

173

16.98

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #4

$1.75

MAR

 

10,340

174

16.76

ELRIC MAKING O/A SORCERER #2 (Of 4) (RES) (MR)

$5.95

DC

 

10,207

175

16.75

FALLEN ANGEL #18 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,200

176

16.38

GOON DH ED #10

$2.99

DAR

 

9,975

177

16.38

PLASTIC MAN #13

$2.95

DC

 

9,975

178

16.29

GHOSTBUSTERS LEGION #3 (Of 4) (RES)*

$2.95

EIG

 

9,920

179

16.17

RETURN O/SHADOWHAWK ONE SHOT #1

$2.99

IMA

 

9,847

180

16.02

HUMANKIND #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

IMA

 

9,756

181

15.87

LOSERS #19 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

9,665

182

15.85

BART SIMPSON COMICS #21

$2.99

BON

 

9,652

183

15.5

INVINCIBLE #18

$2.95

IMA

 

9,439

184

14.61

AFTERMATH INFANTRY #1*

$2.95

DEV

 

8,897

185

14.61

VOLTRON VOL 2 #11

$2.95

DEV

 

8,897

186

14.46

MARVEL AGE HULK #4

$1.75

MAR

 

8,806

187

14.43

MONOLITH #10

$2.95

DC

 

8,788

188

14.37

WILD GIRL #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

8,751

189

14.24

SAVAGE DRAGON #119

$2.95

IMA

 

8,672

190

13.89

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #143

$2.19

ARC

 

8,459

191

13.82

GARTH ENNIS 303 #2 (MR)

$3.99

AVA

 

8,416

192

13.79

RAZORS EDGE WARBLADE #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

8,398

193

13.69

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #144

$2.19

ARC

 

8,337

194

13.49

HUMAN TARGET #17 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

8,215

195

13.39

ANGELTOWN #2 (OF 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

8,154

196

13.33

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #9

$2.25

MAR

 

8,118

197

13.15

MEGACITY 909 #4*

$2.95

DEV

 

8,008

198

13.13

LADY DEATH 10TH ANNIV ED #1*

$3.99

AVA

 

7,996

199

13.13

HARD TIME #11

$2.50

DC

 

7,996

200

13.06

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #10

$2.25

MAR

 

7,953

201

13.05

MONOLITH #11

$2.95

DC

 

7,947

202

12.71

ULTRA #5 (Of 8)

$2.95

IMA

 

7,740

203

12.47

BATTLE O/T PLANETS PRINCESS #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

7,594

204

11.46

PVP #12

$2.95

IMA

 

6,979

205

10.72

BLOODHOUND #6

$2.95

DC

 

6,528

206

10.57

ENGINEHEAD #6 (Of 8)

$2.50

DC

 

6,437

207

10.01

OJO #4 (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

6,096

208

9.89

AFTERMATH BREAKDOWN #2

$2.95

DEV

 

6,023

209

9.82

BRIAN PULIDOS BELLADONNA #2 (Of 5)*

$3.99

AVA

 

5,980

210

9.8

COSMIC GUARD #5

$2.99

DYN

 

5,968

211

9.74

MU #2*

$2.95

DEV

 

5,931

212

9.63

NOBLE CAUSES #4*

$3.50

IMA

 

5,864

213

9.5

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #98

$3.99

KEN

 

5,785

214

9.41

BLADE O/KUMORI #2

$2.95

DEV

 

5,731

215

9.2

WILDGUARD FIRE POWER #1*

$3.50

IMA

 

5,603

216

9.19

NOBLE CAUSES #5

$3.50

IMA

 

5,597

217

9.14

AFTERMATH DEFEX #3

$2.95

DEV

 

5,566

218

9.07

GIRL GENIUS #13

$3.95

STU

 

5,523

219

8.97

POWERPUFF GIRLS #57

$2.25

DC

 

5,463

220

8.9

QUEEN & COUNTRY #28 (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

5,420

221

8.86

MISPLACED AT 17 #1*

$4.95

DEV

 

5,396

222

8.77

IDENTITY CRISIS #6 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

5,341

223

8.76

WARREN ELLIS QUIT CITY #1 (MR)

$3.50

AVA

 

5,335

224

8.75

STARGATE SG1 FALL O/ROME #3 (Of 3)*

$3.99

AVA

 

5,329

225

8.71

CSI DOMINOS #4 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,304

226

8.58

IDENTITY CRISIS #1 (Of 7)*

$3.95

DC

 

5,225

227

8.55

UNCLE SCROOGE #337

$6.95

GEM

 

5,207

228

8.54

SCOOBY DOO #91

$2.25

DC

 

5,201

229

8.46

ARMY O/DARKNESS ASHES TO ASHES DIRECTORS CUT #1

$4.99

DYN

 

5,152

230

8.19

DESPERADOES BANNERS O/GOLD #1

$3.99

IDW

 

4,988

231

8.07

JINGLE BELLE #2

$2.99

DAR

 

4,914

232

7.97

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #323

$2.95

GEM

 

4,854

233

7.97

IDENTITY CRISIS #5 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

4,854

234

7.96

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #96 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,847

235

7.69

FLASH #216

$2.25

DC

 

4,683

236

7.6

DEMO #12 (Of 12)

$2.95

AIT

 

4,628

237

7.5

METAL HURLANT #14 (MR)

$3.95

DC

 

4,567

238

7.38

LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #12 (MR)

$4.50

FAN

 

4,494

239

7.36

SUPERMAN BATMAN #14 (RES)

$2.95

DC

 

4,482

240

7.36

MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #272

$2.95

GEM

 

4,482

241

7.33

SECRET SKULL #4 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

4,464

242

7.31

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #19

$2.95

MIR

 

4,452

243

7.27

THE INCREDIBLES #1 NEW PRTG (OF 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,427

244

7.27

KARAS

$2.99

DAR

 

4,427

245

7.1

BLACK HOLE #12 (OF 12) (MR)

$5.95

FAN

 

4,324

246

7.1

IDENTITY CRISIS #3 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

4,324

247

6.99

IDENTITY CRISIS #4 (Of 7)

$3.95

DC

 

4,257

248

6.92

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #652

$6.95

GEM

 

4,214

249

6.83

LURKERS #3

$3.99

IDW

 

4,159

250

6.55

RADIOACTIVE MAN #197

$2.50

BON

 

3,989

251

6.24

WORLDWATCH #3 (MR)

$2.95

WIL

 

3,800

252

6.22

SUPREME POWER #13 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

3,788

253

6.2

ULTIMATE ELEKTRA #4 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

 

3,776

254

6.07

DEAD AT 17 REVOLUTION #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

VIP

 

3,697

255

5.94

GOLD DIGGER #58

$2.99

ANT

 

3,617

256

5.92

TEEN TITANS #18

$2.50

DC

 

3,605

257

5.68

SUPER MANGA BLAST #47 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

3,459

258

5.65

SPACE GHOST #1 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

3,441

259

5.62

SPAWN #140 (RES)

$2.50

IMA

 

3,422

260

5.31

FRANKENSTEIN MOBSTER #7*

$2.95

IMA

 

3,234

261

5.07

LOONEY TUNES #121

$2.25

DC

 

3,088

262

4.98

BEAR #7

$2.95

SLG

 

3,033

263

4.63

ARCHIE #553

$2.19

ARC

 

2,820

264

4.6

CVO COVERT VAMPIRIC OPERATIONS ROGUE STATE #2 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,801

265

4.46

HARDY BOYS #2

$2.95

NBM

 

2,716

266

4.44

MARVEL MUST HAVES WOLVERINE #20-22

$3.99

MAR

 

2,704

267

4.35

SABRINA VOL 2 #63

$2.19

ARC

 

2,649

268

4.31

SUPERMAN #211

$2.50

DC

 

2,625

269

4.28

SECRET WAR BOOK 1 (OF 5) 3RD PRINTING

$3.50

MAR

 

2,606

270

4.27

EZRA #3

$2.95

ARC

 

2,600

271

4.23

FIERCE #4 (Of 4)

$3.99

DAR

 

2,576

272

4.22

G-MAN ONE SHOT

$5.95

IMA

 

2,570

273

4.22

BRIAN PULIDOS WAR ANGEL BOOK OF DEATH VAR CVR*

$2.99

AVA

 

2,570

274

4.17

SECRET WAR BOOK 2 (OF 5) 2ND PRINTING

$3.50

MAR

 

2,539

275

4.15

JLA #108

$2.25

DC

 

2,527

276

4.14

GLOOMCOOKIE #22 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

 

2,521

277

4.13

NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES #11 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

 

2,515

278

4.11

BETTY & VERONICA #205

$2.19

ARC

 

2,503

279

4.02

STREET FIGHTER CVR C POWER FOIL #11 (Net)

$7.50

DEV

 

2,448

280

4.01

MAD MAGAZINE #449

$3.50

DC

 

2,442

281

3.95

OLYMPUS HEIGHTS #5

$3.99

IDW

 

2,405

282

3.93

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #4

$2.25

DC

 

2,393

283

3.87

BETTY #143

$2.19

ARC

 

2,357

284

3.79

VERONICA #157

$2.19

ARC

 

2,308

285

3.69

PS238 #9

$2.99

DOR

 

2,247

286

3.57

BRIAN PULIDOS WAR ANGEL BOOK O/DEATH REG CVR

$2.50

AVA

 

2,174

287

3.5

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE ILLUSTRATED #41

$2.99

KEN

 

2,131

288

3.41

JOE LANSDALES BY BIZARRE HANDS #6 (Of 6) (MR)*

$3.50

AVA

 

2,077

289

3.27

ADAM STRANGE #3 (Of 8)

$2.95

DC

 

1,991

290

3.24

SERENITY ROSE #5

$2.95

SLG

 

1,973

291

3.23

DARKSTALKERS #1*

$2.95

DEV

 

1,967

292

3.13

HEROES ANONYMOUS #6 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

BON

 

1,906

293

3.1

CAPTAIN GRAVITY & POWER OF VRIL #1 CURR PRTG

$2.95

PEN

 

1,888

294

3.1

CITY OF HEROES #8

$2.95

BLU

 

1,888

295

3.08

BATGIRL #58

$2.50

DC

 

1,876

296

3.03

HOT MOMS #4 (A)

$4.95

ERO

 

1,845

297

3.01

STREET ANGEL #4

$2.95

SLG

 

1,833

298

3

JUGHEAD #162

$2.19

ARC

 

1,827

299

2.99

GENUS #68 (A)

$3.50

RAD

 

1,821

300

2.99

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #157

$3.59

ARC

 

1,821

 

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

DEV = Devil's Due Publishing

DRE = Dreamwave Productions

ANT = Antarctic Press

ARC = Archie Comics

ASP = Aspen Entertainment

AVA = Avatar Press

BEC = Beckett Comics

BON = Bongo Comics

CAR = Cartoon Books

D&Q = Drawn & Quarterly

FAN = Fantagraphics Books

GEM = Gemstone

HAR = Harris Comics

IDW = IDW Publishing

KZR = Kenzer & Company

MIR = Mirage Studios

MNS = Moonstone

ONI = Oni Press Inc.

RAD = Radio Comix

SLG = Slave Labor Graphics

 

These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during December, 2004. 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 Batman (the anchor title Diamond uses in its calculations), 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 Batman number that we calculate using multiple data points; our numbers for Batman 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 December, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of December.

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Devil's Due, Dreamwave and Aspen 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, and Image 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 November, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--November 2004.'

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual November orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Sales Still Sliding on Top Comicsand 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in November, see 'Comic Sales Up 2% in November.'

 

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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