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Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2005

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

Published: 03/24/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during February 2005.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in February, see 'Comics Edge Up.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in February, see 'Comic Dollars Up 15%.'

 

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during February, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--February 2005.'

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

256.7

NEW AVENGERS #3*

$2.25

MAR

 

148,973

2

231.13

ASTONISHING X-MEN #8

$2.99

MAR

 

134,134

3

200.98

SUPERMAN BATMAN #17

$2.95

DC

 

116,637

4

186.75

ULTIMATES 2 #3

$2.99

MAR

 

108,378

5

186.23

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #4 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

108,077

6

174.48

SUPERMAN #213

$2.50

DC

 

101,258

7

169.45

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #2 (OF 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

98,339

8

153.22

UNCANNY X-MEN #455

$2.25

MAR

 

88,920

9

151.55

YOUNG AVENGERS #1

$2.99

MAR

 

87,951

10

149.51

UNCANNY X-MEN #456

$2.25

MAR

 

86,767

11

149.37

ULT SPIDER-MAN #72

$2.25

MAR

 

86,685

12

145.01

X-MEN #167

$2.25

MAR

 

84,155

13

144.26

ULT X-MEN #56

$2.25

MAR

 

83,720

14

143.33

WOLVERINE #25

$2.25

MAR

 

83,180

15

135.41

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #517

$2.25

MAR

 

78,584

16

128.86

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

74,783

17

125.93

ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #5 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

 

73,082

18

115.21

TEEN TITANS #21

$2.50

DC

 

66,861

19

111.21

JLA #111

$2.25

DC

 

64,540

20

104.18

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #11

$2.99

MAR

 

60,460

21

100

BATMAN #637

$2.25

DC

 

58,034

22

98.3

X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #3 (OF 5)

$3.50

MAR

 

57,047

23

95.65

SUPREME POWER #15 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

55,510

24

93.46

X-23 #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

54,239

25

92.37

JLA CLASSIFIED #4

$2.95

DC

 

53,606

26

91.7

SEVEN SOLDIERS #0

$2.95

DC

 

53,217

27

87

BLACK PANTHER #1*

$2.99

MAR

 

50,490

28

83.92

DAREDEVIL #70

$2.99

MAR

 

48,702

29

82.89

CAPTAIN AMERICA #3

$2.99

MAR

 

48,104

30

82.63

SHANNA THE SHE DEVIL #1 (OF 7)

$3.50

MAR

 

47,953

31

82.24

SPEC SPIDER-MAN #25

$2.25

MAR

 

47,727

32

79.74

FANTASTIC FOUR #523

$2.99

MAR

 

46,276

33

77.06

INCREDIBLE HULK #78

$2.99

MAR

 

44,721

34

75.94

FLASH #219

$2.25

DC

 

44,071

35

73.86

JSA #70

$2.50

DC

 

42,864

36

70.97

EXCALIBUR #9

$2.99

MAR

 

41,187

37

69.07

HUNTER KILLER #1*

$2.99

IMA

 

40,084

38

68.98

OUTSIDERS #21

$2.50

DC

 

40,032

39

68.95

DETECTIVE COMICS #803

$2.95

DC

 

40,014

40

68.84

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #3

$2.95

DC

 

39,951

41

67.29

OUTSIDERS #20

$2.50

DC

 

39,051

42

66.71

THE PUNISHER #17 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

38,714

43

66.59

CONAN #13

$2.99

DAR

 

38,645

44

64.77

EXCALIBUR #10

$2.99

MAR

 

37,589

45

64.53

STRANGE #4 (OF 6)

$3.50

MAR

 

37,449

46

64.5

ACTION COMICS #824

$2.50

DC

 

37,432

47

63.62

NIGHTWING #103

$2.25

DC

 

36,921

48

63.6

NEW X-MEN #10

$2.99

MAR

 

36,910

49

62.74

NIGHTWING #104

$2.25

DC

 

36,411

50

61.4

X-FORCE #6

$2.99

MAR

 

35,633

51

57.32

ADVENTURES O/SUPERMAN #637

$2.50

DC

 

33,265

52

57.02

DAREDEVIL REDEMPTION #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

33,091

53

56.63

SPACE GHOST #4 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

32,865

54

56.5

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #62

$2.50

DC

 

32,789

55

55.72

EXILES #59

$2.99

MAR

 

32,337

56

55.71

ROBIN #135

$2.25

DC

 

32,331

57

54.37

GREEN ARROW #47

$2.50

DC

 

31,553

58

53.46

AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #7 (OF 8)

$3.50

MAR

 

31,025

59

53.2

CATWOMAN WHEN IN ROME #4 (OF 6)

$3.50

DC

 

30,874

60

52.79

AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #8 (OF 8)

$3.50

MAR

 

30,636

61

52.65

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #8 (OF 12)

$2.50

DC

 

30,555

62

52.4

RUNAWAYS #1 (OF 12)

$2.99

MAR

 

30,410

63

52.09

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #15

$2.99

MAR

 

30,230

64

51.93

DAREDEVIL REDEMPTION #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

30,137

65

50.85

BIRDS OF PREY #79

$2.50

DC

 

29,510

66

50.62

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #5

$2.99

MAR

 

29,377

67

49.62

BATGIRL #61

$2.50

DC

 

28,796

68

49.13

POWERS #9 (MR)

$2.95

MAR

 

28,512

69

48.95

SPAWN #143

$2.50

IMA

 

28,408

70

48.87

X-FORCE SHATTERSTAR #1 (OF 3)

$2.99

MAR

 

28,361

71

48.49

MARVEL TEAM-UP #5

$2.25

MAR

 

28,141

72

47.43

X-23 #1 (OF 6) LTD ED VAR CVR

$2.99

MAR

 

27,526

73

47.42

DARKNESS SUPERMAN #2 (OF 2)

$2.99

IMA

 

27,520

74

46.54

X-MEN UNLIMITED #7

$2.99

MAR

 

27,009

75

45.49

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #188

$2.50

DC

 

26,400

76

45.43

STORMBREAKER SAGA O/BETA RAY BILL #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

26,365

77

44.5

Y THE LAST MAN #31 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

25,825

78

43.68

CABLE DEADPOOL #12

$2.99

MAR

 

25,349

79

43.64

BATMAN THE MAN WHO LAUGHS

$6.95

DC

 

25,326

80

42.61

WONDER WOMAN #213

$2.25

DC

 

24,728

81

42.46

NIGHTCRAWLER #6

$2.99

MAR

 

24,641

82

41.91

FABLES #34 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

24,322

83

41.66

FANTASTIC FOUR FOES #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

24,177

84

40.17

ROGUE #8

$2.99

MAR

 

23,312

85

39.98

SHE HULK #12

$2.99

MAR

 

23,202

86

39.81

CATWOMAN #40

$2.50

DC

 

23,103

87

39.6

UDON STREET FIGHTER #13*

$2.95

DEV

 

22,981

88

39.45

ADAM STRANGE #5 (OF 8)

$2.95

DC

 

22,894

89

38.68

SPIDER MAN HUMAN TORCH #2 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,448

90

38.45

SUPERMAN STRENGTH #2 (OF 3)

$5.95

DC

 

22,314

91

38.31

GAMBIT #7

$2.99

MAR

 

22,233

92

38.2

EX MACHINA #8 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

22,169

93

37.01

BLACK WIDOW #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,478

94

36.92

MYSTIQUE #24

$2.99

MAR

 

21,426

95

36.62

DISTRICT X #10

$2.99

MAR

 

21,252

96

36.09

LIVEWIRES #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

20,944

97

35.64

AUTHORITY REVOLUTION #5 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

20,683

98

35.63

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #12

$2.99

MAR

 

20,678

99

35.27

GI JOE #40

$2.95

DEV

 

20,469

100

35.12

STAR WARS OBSESSION #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

20,382

101

35.12

SPIDER-GIRL #83

$2.99

MAR

 

20,382

102

34.72

FIRESTORM #10

$2.50

DC

 

20,149

103

34.57

GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE VOL II #1*

$2.95

DEV

 

20,062

104

34.34

HAWKMAN #37

$2.50

DC

 

19,929

105

33.72

MAJESTIC #2

$2.95

DC

 

19,569

106

33.53

AQUAMAN #27

$2.50

DC

 

19,459

107

33.48

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #73

$2.99

DAR

 

19,430

108

31.33

OFFL HANDBK MARVEL UNIVERSE MARVEL KNIGHTS 2005

$3.99

MAR

 

18,182

109

31.32

OCEAN #4 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

18,176

110

31.1

NEW INVADERS #7

$2.99

MAR

 

18,049

111

30.72

ALPHA FLIGHT #12

$2.99

MAR

 

17,828

112

30.5

STAR WARS EMPIRE #29

$2.99

DAR

 

17,700

113

30.23

DOOM PATROL #9

$2.50

DC

 

17,544

114

28.97

STAR WARS TALES #22*

$5.99

DAR

 

16,812

115

28.55

GOTHAM CENTRAL #28

$2.50

DC

 

16,569

116

27.98

GI JOE RELOADED #12

$2.95

DEV

 

16,238

117

27.65

TOMB RAIDER #50

$2.99

IMA

 

16,046

118

27.58

WITCHBLADE #83

$2.99

IMA

 

16,006

119

27.51

VIMANARAMA #1 (OF 3) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

15,965

120

27.27

PROMETHEA #32

$3.95

DC

 

15,826

121

27.2

DEADSHOT #3 (OF 5)

$2.95

DC

 

15,785

122

27

SPIDER-MAN INDIA #4 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

15,669

123

26.8

SOLO #3

$4.95

DC

 

15,553

124

26.71

DARKNESS #18

$2.99

IMA

 

15,501

125

26.63

WALKING DEAD #15 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

15,454

126

26.12

HELLBLAZER #205 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

15,158

127

25.72

100 BULLETS #58 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

14,926

128

25.4

BPRD THE DEAD #4 (OF 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

14,741

129

24.93

INTIMATES #4

$2.95

DC

 

14,468

130

24.74

QUESTION #4 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

14,358

131

24.4

UDON DARKSTALKERS #3*

$2.95

DEV

 

14,160

132

24.29

MANHUNTER #7

$2.50

DC

 

14,096

133

24.09

TEEN TITANS GO #16

$2.25

DC

 

13,980

134

23.18

SWAMP THING #12 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

13,452

135

22.35

TOM STRONG #31

$2.95

DC

 

12,971

136

22.3

BOOKS O/MAGICK LIFE DURING WARTIME #8 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

12,942

137

21.94

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER SPEC PAPA MIDNITE #1 (OF 5)

$2.95

DC

 

12,733

138

21.8

GRIMJACK KILLER INSTINCT #1 (OF 6)

$3.99

IDW

 

12,651

139

21.38

TOE TAGS FEAT GEORGE ROMERO #5 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

12,408

140

21.15

BREACH #2

$2.50

DC

 

12,274

141

21.03

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #6

$2.25

DC

 

12,205

142

20.94

DARKNESS BLACK SAILS ONE SHOT

$2.99

IMA

 

12,152

143

20.65

LUCIFER #59 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

11,984

144

20.46

SIMPSONS COMICS #103

$2.99

BON

 

11,874

145

20.28

THE INCREDIBLES #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

11,769

146

19.13

BATMAN STRIKES #6

$2.25

DC

 

11,102

147

19.02

JUBILEE #6 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

11,038

148

18.65

TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #1 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

10,823

149

18.24

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #9 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,585

150

18.05

DOC FRANKENSTEIN #2*

$3.50

BUR

 

10,475

151

17.45

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #20

$2.25

MAR

 

10,127

152

17.29

METAL GEAR SOLID #5

$3.99

IDW

 

10,034

153

17.28

CONCRETE HUMAN DILEMMA #2 (OF 6) (MR)

$3.50

DAR

 

10,028

154

16.69

RICHARD DRAGON #10

$2.50

DC

 

9,686

155

16.63

STRANGERS IN PARADISE #71

$2.95

ABS

 

9,651

156

16.44

INVINCIBLE #20

$2.95

IMA

 

9,541

157

16.12

BIGFOOT #1 (OF 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

9,355

158

16.08

WITCHING #9 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

9,332

159

15.95

BART SIMPSON COMICS #22

$2.99

BON

 

9,256

160

15.6

LOSERS #21 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

9,053

161

15.32

TRIGGER #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

8,891

162

15.24

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #5

$2.25

MAR

 

8,844

163

15.06

GRIMJACK KILLER INSTINCT #2 (OF 6)

$3.99

IDW

 

8,740

164

14.71

SAVAGE DRAGON #120

$2.95

IMA

 

8,537

165

14.42

GARTH ENNIS 303 #3 (Of 6) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

8,369

166

14.11

BMW FILMS THE HIRE #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

DAR

 

8,189

167

13.96

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR TALES THE THING #1

$2.25

MAR

 

8,102

168

13.75

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #146

$2.19

ARC

 

7,980

169

13.5

MANGA DARKCHYLDE #1 (OF 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

7,835

170

13.36

MONOLITH #12

$2.95

DC

 

7,753

171

13.23

HUMAN TARGET #19 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

7,678

172

13

ULTRA #7 (OF 8)

$2.95

IMA

 

7,544

173

12.87

SAVAGE DRAGON GOD WAR #2 (Of 3)

$2.95

IMA

 

7,469

174

12.64

DAMN NATION #1 (OF 3) (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

7,335

175

12.21

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #1 (OF 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

7,086

176

11.78

BATTLE O/T PLANETS PRINCESS #4 (OF 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

6,836

177

11.73

RAZORS EDGE WARBLADE #4 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

6,807

178

11.18

PVP #14

$2.95

IMA

 

6,488

179

10.97

APOCALYPSE NERD #1

$2.99

DAR

 

6,366

180

10.96

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #13 (MR)

$2.50

IMA

 

6,361

181

10.79

AFTERMATH INFANTRY #2

$2.95

DEV

 

6,262

182

10.57

BLOODHOUND #8

$2.95

DC

 

6,134

183

10.43

ANGELTOWN #4 (OF 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

6,053

184

10.19

OJO #5 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

5,914

185

10.18

WILD GIRL #4 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

5,908

186

9.76

ROBOCOP WILD CHILD #1 (MR)*

$2.99

AVA

 

5,664

187

9.69

BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY #1*

$3.50

AVA

 

5,623

188

9.68

STRAY BULLETS #36

$3.50

EL

 

5,618

189

9.51

COSMIC GUARD #6

$2.99

DYN

 

5,519

190

9.25

BATTLE HYMN #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

IMA

 

5,368

191

9.19

QUEEN & COUNTRY DECLASSIFIED VOL 2 #1 (MR)

$2.95

ONI

 

5,333

192

8.94

LIONS TIGERS & BEARS #1 (OF 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

5,188

193

8.92

THE GIFT #10

$2.99

IMA

 

5,177

194

8.78

UNCLE SCROOGE #339

$6.95

GEM

 

5,095

195

8.73

CSI SECRET IDENTITY #1 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,066

196

8.71

MICHAEL CHABON PRESENTS ADV O/T ESCAPIST #5

$8.95

DAR

 

5,055

197

8.65

BRIAN PULIDOS BELLADONNA #4 (Of 5)*

$3.99

AVA

 

5,020

198

8.62

UNCLE SCROOGE #338

$6.95

GEM

 

5,003

199

8.55

SHONEN JUMP VOL 3 MAR 2005 #3

$4.99

VIZ

 

4,962

200

8.52

AFTERMATH BREAKDOWN #4

$2.95

DEV

 

4,944

201

8.45

POWERPUFF GIRLS #59

$2.25

DC

 

4,904

202

8.43

AFTERMATH INFANTRY #3

$2.95

DEV

 

4,892

203

8.37

VAMPI VS XIN #2 LAU CVR

$2.99

HAR

 

4,857

204

8.35

NOBLE CAUSES #7

$3.50

IMA

 

4,846

205

8.34

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #2

$2.95

DC

 

4,840

206

8.32

AFTERMATH DEFEX #4

$2.95

DEV

 

4,828

207

8.18

SCOOBY DOO #93

$2.25

DC

 

4,747

208

8.17

DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #325

$2.95

GEM

 

4,741

209

8.04

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #98 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,666

210

7.74

WANTED DEATH ROW ED #4 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

4,492

211

7.54

ALAN MOORES HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD #1 (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

4,376

212

7.45

MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS #274

$2.95

GEM

 

4,324

213

7.38

JINGLE BELLE #3 (OF 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,283

214

7.3

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #653

$6.95

GEM

 

4,236

215

7.2

NIGHTWING #102

$2.25

DC

 

4,178

216

7.08

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #654

$6.95

GEM

 

4,109

217

6.68

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

3,877

218

6.54

LURKERS #4 (OF 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,795

219

6.19

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #20

$2.95

MIR

 

3,592

220

6.01

GOLD DIGGER #60

$2.99

ANT

 

3,488

221

5.98

DESPERADOES BANNERS O/GOLD #3 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,470

222

5.77

MORA #1

$2.95

IMA

 

3,349

223

5.63

DEAD AT 17 REVOLUTION #3 (OF 4) (MR)

$2.95

VIP

 

3,267

225

5.59

SUPER MANGA BLAST #49 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

3,244

224

5.59

DORK TOWER #30

$2.99

DOR

 

3,244

226

5.56

FREEDOM FORCE #2 (OF 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

3,227

227

5.42

NIGHTWING #101

$2.25

DC

 

3,145

228

5.2

JACK STAFF #7

$3.50

IMA

 

3,018

229

5.16

THE BALLAD O/SLEEPING BEAUTY #7

$1.99

BEC

 

2,995

230

5.02

RIDE FOREIGN PARTS ONE SHOT

$2.95

IMA

 

2,913

231

4.98

FAUST LOVE O/DAMNED ACT 13 (MR)

$3.95

REB

 

2,890

232

4.89

LOONEY TUNES #123

$2.25

DC

 

2,838

233

4.85

SMALL GODS #7

$2.50

IMA

 

2,815

234

4.65

ERIC REDS CONTAINMENT #2 (OF 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,699

235

4.62

WANTED #6 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,681

236

4.57

MARVEL 2005 NEW YEAR DEAL

$5.00

MAR

 

2,652

237

4.43

BERLIN #11 (MR)

$3.95

DRA

 

2,571

238

4.42

SABRINA VOL 2 #64

$2.19

ARC

 

2,565

239

4.4

KOLCHAK TALES O/NIGHT STALKER #5

$3.50

MOO

 

2,553

240

4.38

TALES O/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #7

$2.95

MIR

 

2,542

242

4.38

LITTLE STAR #1 (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

2,542

241

4.38

BONEYARD #17

$2.95

NBM

 

2,542

243

4.22

BETTY & VERONICA #206

$2.19

ARC

 

2,449

244

4.08

SPACE GHOST #3 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

2,368

245

4.03

EZRA #4

$2.95

ARC

 

2,339

246

4.01

MAD MAGAZINE #451

$3.50

DC

 

2,327

247

3.89

WYATT EARP DODGE CITY #1

$2.95

MOO

 

2,258

248

3.88

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #69

$2.19

ARC

 

2,252

249

3.87

FLASH #218

$2.25

DC

 

2,246

250

3.85

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #636

$2.50

DC

 

2,234

251

3.8

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #1 (OF 6)*

$2.95

DC

 

2,205

252

3.72

FULL CIRKLE CVR A #1 (Of 3) (MR)

$3.95

DIA

 

2,159

253

3.69

BIG BANG PRESENTS ULTIMAN FAMILY #1

$3.50

IMA

 

2,141

254

3.55

DR BLINK SUPERHERO SHRINK #1

$2.99

DOR

 

2,060

255

3.54

HARDY BOYS #3

$2.95

NBM

 

2,054

256

3.53

HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY #13 (A)

$4.95

ERO

 

2,049

257

3.49

FULL CIRKLE CVR B #1 (Of 3) (MR)

$3.50

DIA

 

2,025

258

3.49

WE 3 #3 (OF 3) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

2,025

259

3.45

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #6

$2.25

DC

 

2,002

260

3.43

NEW AVENGERS #2*

$2.25

MAR

 

1,991

261

3.34

PS238 #10

$2.99

DOR

 

1,938

262

3.33

JLA CLASSIFIED #3

$2.95

DC

 

1,933

263

3.29

AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS #2

$2.95

IMA

 

1,909

264

3.27

BATMAN #636

$2.25

DC

 

1,898

265

3.24

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #89

$2.19

ARC

 

1,880

266

3.15

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #2 (Of 6)*

$2.95

DC

 

1,828

267

3.15

TEEN TITANS #20

$2.50

DC

 

1,828

268

3.08

WOLVERINE #24

$2.25

MAR

 

1,787

269

3.05

CAPTAIN GRAVITY & POWER O/T VRIL #3

$2.95

PEN

 

1,770

270

3.04

BURGLAR BILL #2 (OF 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

1,764

271

2.98

GENUS #69 (A)

$3.50

RAD

 

1,729

272

2.93

JUGHEAD #163

$2.19

ARC

 

1,700

273

2.92

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #131

$3.59

ARC

 

1,695

274

2.75

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #1

$2.95

DC

 

1,596

275

2.73

DEAD AT 17 ROUGH CUT VOL 2 TP (MR)

$4.95

VIP

 

1,584

276

2.73

ULTIMATES 2 #2

$2.99

MAR

 

1,584

277

2.73

FADE FROM GRACE #4

$1.99

BEC

 

1,584

278

2.71

RUULE KISS & TELL #8

$1.99

BEC

 

1,573

279

2.7

DOC FRANKENSTEIN NEW PRTG #1

$3.50

BUR

 

1,567

280

2.67

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #154

$2.39

ARC

 

1,550

281

2.6

ENNIS & MCCREAS DICKS WINTER FUN SP #1 (MR)

$3.50

AVA

 

1,509

282

2.59

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #124

$2.99

ANT

 

1,503

283

2.58

FLARE #4

$2.99

HER

 

1,497

284

2.54

HUNTER KILLER TOP COW WWTX ED VARIANT #0

$4.99

IMA

 

1,474

285

2.48

ARCHIE DIGEST #214

$2.39

ARC

 

1,439

286

2.45

ALRAUNE #8 (A)

$4.95

ERO

 

1,422

287

2.44

AP HOW TO DRAW MANGA NEXT GENERATION #1*

$4.95

ANT

 

1,416

288

2.41

LAUGH DIGEST #200

$2.39

ARC

 

1,399

289

2.33

X-23 #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

1,352

290

2.31

JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #110

$3.59

ARC

 

1,341

291

2.27

GUN FU LOST CITY #4 (Of 4)

$3.50

AXI

 

1,317

292

2.16

FURRLOUGH #143

$3.50

RAD

 

1,254

293

2.15

SUPERMAN BATMAN #16

$2.95

DC

 

1,248

294

2.11

SUPERMAN #212

$2.50

DC

 

1,225

295

2.09

SUPERMAN BATMAN #15

$2.95

DC

 

1,213

296

2.05

FURRLOUGH #144

$3.50

RAD

 

1,190

297

2.05

SEX WARRIOR ISANE XXX #2 (A)

$3.95

ERO

 

1,190

298

2.04

CITY OF HEROES #10

$2.95

BLU

 

1,184

299

2

TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE #1 DIR CUT (C: 4)

$9.99

DES

 

1,161

300

1.99

NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD BARBARAS ZOMBIE CHRON #3 (Of 3) (MR)

$4.95

DEA

 

1,155

 

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 February, 2005.  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 February, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of February.

 

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 January, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--January 2005.'

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2005.'

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual January orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Marvel Owns 70k+' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see 'Comic Sales Skid Again.'

 

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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