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Top 300 Comics Actual--March 2005

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

Published: 04/21/2005 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during March 2005.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in March, see 'New Marvels Drive Up Numbers in March.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in March, see 'Graphic Novels Lead Comic Market.'

 

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

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

333.97

DC COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS #1

$1.00

DC

 

199,704

2

259.4

NEW AVENGERS #4*

$2.25

MAR

 

155,113

3

232.04

ULTIMATE IRON MAN #1 (OF 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

138,753

4

221.24

ASTONISHING X-MEN #9

$2.99

MAR

 

132,295

5

177.24

WOLVERINE #26*

$2.25

MAR

 

105,984

6

176.02

ULTIMATES 2 #4

$2.99

MAR

 

105,255

7

168.81

SUPERMAN #214

$2.50

DC

 

100,943

8

160.38

X-MEN AGE O/APOCALYPSE #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

95,902

9

156.7

SECRET WAR BOOK FOUR (OF FIVE)

$3.99

MAR

 

93,702

10

145.12

X-MEN AGE O/APOCALYPSE #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

86,777

11

145.05

ULTIMATE SECRET #1 (OF 4) (RES)

$2.99

MAR

 

86,736

12

144.43

UNCANNY X-MEN #457

$2.25

MAR

 

86,365

13

140.51

X-MEN AGE O/APOCALYPSE #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

84,021

14

140.44

X-MEN #168

$2.25

MAR

 

83,979

15

140.38

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #73

$2.25

MAR

 

83,943

16

140.2

ULTIMATE X-MEN #57

$2.25

MAR

 

83,835

17

140.17

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #74

$2.25

MAR

 

83,817

18

136.9

X-MEN AGE O/APOCALYPSE ONE SHOT

$3.99

MAR

 

81,862

19

136.81

X-MEN AGE O/APOCALYPSE #4 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

81,808

20

135.12

X-MEN AGE O/APOCALYPSE #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

80,798

21

131.62

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #4 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

78,705

22

128.81

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #518

$2.25

MAR

 

77,025

23

128.21

YOUNG AVENGERS #2

$2.99

MAR

 

76,666

24

123.73

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #16

$2.25

MAR

 

73,987

25

119.12

X-MEN THE END HEROES & MARTYRS #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

71,230

26

113.35

TEEN TITANS #22

$2.50

DC

 

67,780

27

108.35

JLA #112

$2.25

DC

 

64,790

28

100.16

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #12

$2.99

MAR

 

59,893

29

100

BATMAN #638

$2.25

DC

 

59,797

30

91.56

X-23 #4 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

54,750

31

91.02

X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (OF 5)

$3.50

MAR

 

54,427

32

85.94

JLA CLASSIFIED #5

$2.99

DC

 

51,390

33

83.14

DAREDEVIL #71

$2.99

MAR

 

49,715

34

81.09

SOULFIRE #4

$2.99

ASP

 

48,489

35

79.49

BLACK PANTHER #2

$2.99

MAR

 

47,533

36

78.61

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #26

$2.25

MAR

 

47,006

37

78.35

FLASH #220

$2.25

DC

 

46,851

38

78.1

LEX LUTHOR MAN O/STEEL #1 (OF 5)

$2.99

DC

 

46,701

39

78.03

FANTASTIC FOUR #524

$2.99

MAR

 

46,660

40

78.02

CAPTAIN AMERICA #4

$2.99

MAR

 

46,654

41

72.76

INCREDIBLE HULK #79

$2.99

MAR

 

43,508

42

71.74

EXILES #60

$2.99

MAR

 

42,898

43

71.71

WOLVERINE SOULTAKER #1 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

42,880

44

71.7

JSA #71

$2.50

DC

 

42,874

45

70.6

EXILES #61

$2.99

MAR

 

42,217

46

69.83

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #4

$2.99

DC

 

41,756

47

69.08

SEVEN SOLDIERS SHINING KNIGHT #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

41,308

48

68.36

ACTION COMICS #825

$2.99

DC

 

40,877

49

67.49

SHANNA THE SHE DEVIL #2 (OF 7)

$3.50

MAR

 

40,357

50

66.19

SEVEN SOLDIERS GUARDIAN #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

DC

 

39,580

51

65.87

DETECTIVE COMICS #804

$2.99

DC

 

39,388

52

65.15

NIGHTWING #105

$2.25

DC

 

38,958

53

65.07

WOLVERINE SOULTAKER #2 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

38,910

54

65.03

OUTSIDERS #22

$2.50

DC

 

38,886

55

64.84

NIGHTWING #106

$2.25

DC

 

38,772

56

64.13

THE PUNISHER #18 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

38,348

57

63.85

CONAN #14

$2.99

DAR

 

38,180

58

62.42

EXCALIBUR #11

$2.99

MAR

 

37,325

59

61.97

OFF HANDBK MARVEL UNIVERSE X-MEN AGE APOCALYPSE 2005

$3.99

MAR

 

37,056

60

59.45

NEW X-MEN #11

$2.99

MAR

 

35,549

61

57.66

ADVENTURES O/SUPERMAN #638

$2.50

DC

 

34,479

62

56.97

SPACE GHOST #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

34,066

63

55.8

PULSE #8

$2.99

MAR

 

33,367

64

53.46

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #63

$2.50

DC

 

31,967

65

52.96

GREEN ARROW #48

$2.50

DC

 

31,668

66

52.92

ROBIN #136

$2.25

DC

 

31,645

67

52.57

DOCTOR SPECTRUM #5 (OF 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

31,435

68

51.9

RISING STARS #24

$3.99

IMA

 

31,035

69

50.96

WONDER WOMAN #214

$2.25

DC

 

30,473

70

50.33

RUNAWAYS #2

$2.99

MAR

 

30,096

71

50.24

DOCTOR SPECTRUM #6 (OF 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

30,042

72

50.11

BIRDS O/PREY #80

$2.50

DC

 

29,964

73

49.86

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #9 (OF 12)

$2.50

DC

 

29,815

74

49.5

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #16

$2.99

MAR

 

29,600

75

48.67

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #6

$2.99

MAR

 

29,103

76

48.08

BATGIRL #62

$2.50

DC

 

28,750

77

47.75

FATHOM #0

$2.50

ASP

 

28,553

78

47.37

SW EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH #1

$2.99

DAR

 

28,326

79

47.11

SPAWN #144

$2.50

IMA

 

28,170

80

45.78

ARMY O/DARKNESS SHOP TIL YOU DROP DEAD #2

$2.99

DYN

 

27,375

81

43.91

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #189

$2.50

DC

 

26,257

82

42.93

STORMBREAKER SAGA O/BETA RAY BILL #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

25,671

83

42.73

CABLE DEADPOOL #13

$2.99

MAR

 

25,551

84

41.49

DAREDEVIL REDEMPTION #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

24,810

85

41.41

MARVEL TEAM-UP #6

$2.25

MAR

 

24,762

86

40.92

FABLES #35 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

24,469

87

38.86

X-FORCE SHATTERSTAR #2 (OF 3)

$2.99

MAR

 

23,237

88

38.33

ADAM STRANGE #6 (OF 8)

$2.95

DC

 

22,920

89

38.13

BLOOD O/T DEMON #1

$2.50

DC

 

22,801

90

37.48

SW GENERAL GRIEVOUS #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

22,412

91

37.38

EX MACHINA #9 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

22,352

92

37.34

ROGUE #9

$2.99

MAR

 

22,328

93

37.01

ARANA HEART O/T SPIDER #2

$2.99

MAR

 

22,131

94

36.84

CATWOMAN #41

$2.50

DC

 

22,029

95

36.08

X-23 LTD ED VAR CVR #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,575

96

35.97

GAMBIT #8

$2.99

MAR

 

21,509

97

35.11

SPELLBINDERS #1 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

20,995

98

34.4

GI JOE #41

$2.95

DEV

 

20,570

99

34.36

DISTRICT X #11

$2.99

MAR

 

20,546

100

33.97

FANTASTIC FOUR FOES #3 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

20,313

101

33.83

AUTHORITY REVOLUTION #6 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

20,229

102

33.79

STAR WARS OBSESSION #4 (OF 5) (C: 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

20,205

103

33.61

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #13

$2.99

MAR

 

20,098

104

33.53

SPIDER GIRL #84

$2.99

MAR

 

20,050

105

33.45

ARANA HEART O/T SPIDER #3

$2.99

MAR

 

20,002

106

33.14

SUPERMAN STRENGTH #3 (OF 3)

$5.99

DC

 

19,817

107

32.99

HAWKMAN #38

$2.50

DC

 

19,727

108

32.84

SW REPUBLIC #74

$2.99

DAR

 

19,637

109

32.51

FIRESTORM #11

$2.50

DC

 

19,440

110

32.51

BLACK PANTHER #1 VAR*

$2.99

MAR

 

19,440

111

32.21

ASTONISHING X-MEN #8*

$2.99

MAR

 

19,261

112

32.07

AQUAMAN #28

$2.50

DC

 

19,177

113

31.11

OTHERWORLD #1 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

18,603

114

31.06

YOUNG AVENGERS #1 DIRECTORS CUT

$3.99

MAR

 

18,573

115

30.75

WITCHBLADE & TOMB RAIDER #1

$2.99

IMA

 

18,388

116

30.58

SPIDER MAN HUMAN TORCH #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

18,286

117

30.55

GI JOE MASTER & APPRENTICE VOL II #2*

$2.95

DEV

 

18,268

118

30.33

MAJESTIC #3 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

18,136

119

30.17

ASTONISHING X-MEN #7*

$2.99

MAR

 

18,041

120

29.77

OCEAN #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

17,802

121

29.5

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #8

$2.99

MAR

 

17,640

122

29.39

DARKNESS & TOMB RAIDER #1

$2.99

IMA

 

17,574

123

28.95

SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP SPECIAL

$2.99

MAR

 

17,311

124

28.41

NEW INVADERS #8

$2.99

MAR

 

16,988

125

28.23

GOTHAM CENTRAL #29

$2.50

DC

 

16,881

126

27.76

DOOM PATROL #10

$2.50

DC

 

16,600

127

26.58

GI JOE RELOADED #13

$2.95

DEV

 

15,894

128

26.26

WALKING DEAD #16 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

15,703

129

25.86

HELLBLAZER #206 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

15,464

130

25.69

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #3 (OF 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

15,362

131

25.26

DARKNESS #19

$2.99

IMA

 

15,105

132

24.97

HUMAN RACE #1 (OF 7)

$2.99

DC

 

14,931

133

24.97

100 BULLETS #59 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

14,931

134

24.67

DEADSHOT #4 (OF 5)

$2.99

DC

 

14,752

135

24.66

BPRD THE DEAD #5 (OF 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

14,746

136

24.53

LIVEWIRES #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

14,668

137

24

MARVEL ADV SPIDER-MAN #1

$2.50

MAR

 

14,351

138

23.8

MANHUNTER #8

$2.50

DC

 

14,232

139

23.79

DARKSTALKERS #4*

$2.95

DEV

 

14,226

140

23.71

DAWN THREE TIERS #5 (OF 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

14,178

141

23.49

TEEN TITANS GO #17

$2.25

DC

 

14,046

142

23.48

VIMANARAMA #2 (OF 3) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

14,040

143

22.93

ASPEN SEASONS SPRING 2005 #1

$2.99

ASP

 

13,711

144

22.18

QUESTION #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

13,263

145

22.02

FUTURAMA SIMPSONS CROSSOVER CRISIS PART 2 #2 (OF 2)

$2.99

BON

 

13,167

146

21.33

INTIMATES #5

$2.99

DC

 

12,755

147

21.25

SWAMP THING #13 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

12,707

148

21.25

MARY JANE HOMECOMING #1 (OF 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

12,707

149

20.98

BOOKS O/MAGICK LIFE DURING WARTIME #9 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

12,545

150

20.37

LEGEND #1 (OF 4) (MR)

$5.95

DC

 

12,181

151

20.36

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #7

$2.25

DC

 

12,175

152

20.34

SIMPSONS COMICS #104

$2.99

BON

 

12,163

153

20.05

BRIAN PULIDOS MEDIEVAL LADY DEATH #1*

$3.99

AVA

 

11,989

154

19.97

LUCIFER #60 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

11,941

155

19.82

FILLER BUNNY #3

$2.95

SLG

 

11,852

156

19.71

SHAOLIN COWBOY #2*

$3.50

BUR

 

11,786

157

19.62

TOE TAGS FEAT GEORGE ROMERO #6 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

11,732

158

19.54

THE INCREDIBLES #4 (OF 4) (C: 3)

$2.99

DAR

 

11,684

159

19.5

JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER SPECIAL PAPA MIDNITE #2 (OF 5)

$2.99

DC

 

11,660

160

19.34

RUNAWAYS #1*

$2.99

MAR

 

11,565

161

18.49

TERRA OBSCURA VOL 2 #6 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

11,056

162

18.29

FALLEN ANGEL #19 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,937

163

18.02

BATMAN STRIKES #7

$2.25

DC

 

10,775

164

17.88

BREACH #3

$2.50

DC

 

10,692

165

17.32

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #10 (OF 12) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,357

166

17.16

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #31 (MR)

$2.95

BRO

 

10,261

167

16.86

30 DAYS O/NIGHT BLOODSUCKERS TALES #5

$3.99

IDW

 

10,082

168

16.77

METAL GEAR SOLID #6

$3.99

IDW

 

10,028

169

16.51

INVINCIBLE #21

$2.95

IMA

 

9,872

170

16.48

SAMURAI HEAVEN & EARTH #3 (OF 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

9,855

171

16.13

CONCRETE HUMAN DILEMMA #3 (OF 6) (MR)

$3.50

DAR

 

9,645

172

16.04

TALES OF THE THING #1 (OF 3)

$2.50

MAR

 

9,591

173

15.76

METAL GEAR SOLID #7

$3.99

IDW

 

9,424

174

15.71

RICHARD DRAGON #11

$2.50

DC

 

9,394

175

15.44

HUMANKIND #5 (OF 5)

$2.99

IMA

 

9,233

176

15.43

GOON DH ED #11

$2.99

DAR

 

9,227

177

15.29

LEGEND #2 (OF 4) (MR)

$5.99

DC

 

9,143

178

15.27

30 DAYS O/NIGHT BLOODSUCKERS TALES #6

$3.99

IDW

 

9,131

179

15.25

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #4 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

9,119

180

14.95

PLASTIC MAN #15

$2.99

DC

 

8,940

181

14.87

STOKERS DRACULA #4 (OF 4)

$3.99

MAR

 

8,892

182

14.51

CONCRETE HUMAN DILEMMA #4 (OF 6) (MR)

$3.50

DAR

 

8,677

183

13.66

GRIMJACK KILLER INSTINCT #3 (OF 6)

$3.99

IDW

 

8,168

184

13.64

GARTH ENNIS 303 #4 (OF 6) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

8,156

185

13.51

MARVEL MILESTONES IRON MAN

$3.99

MAR

 

8,079

186

13.49

BIGFOOT #2 (OF 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

8,067

187

13.46

TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #2 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

8,049

188

13.21

BRIAN PULIDOS LADY DEATH SWIMSUIT 2005*

$3.99

AVA

 

7,899

189

13.17

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #147

$2.19

ARC

 

7,875

190

12.97

ATOMIKA #1 CURRENT PTG

$2.99

SPE

 

7,756

191

12.9

TRIGGER #4 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

7,714

192

12.89

ULTRA #8 (OF 8)

$2.95

IMA

 

7,708

193

12.6

HUMAN TARGET #20 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

7,534

194

12.1

LULLABY WISDOM SEEKER #1 (OF 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

7,235

195

11.7

NEW WEST #1

$4.99

WIZ

 

6,996

196

11.54

CANNON BUSTERS #1*

$2.95

DEV

 

6,901

197

11.05

CASTLEVANIA THE BELMONT LEGACY #1 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

6,608

198

10.87

BATTLE O/T PLANETS PRINCESS #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

6,500

199

10.83

USAGI YOJIMBO #82

$2.99

DAR

 

6,476

200

10.5

YOUNG AVENGERS #1

$2.99

MAR

 

6,279

201

10.18

RAZORS EDGE WARBLADE #5 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

6,087

202

10.11

VICTORY VOL 2 #3 (Of 4)*

$2.95

IMA

 

6,045

203

10.11

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #14 (RES) (MR)

$2.50

IMA

 

6,045

204

10.09

BLOODHOUND #9

$2.99

DC

 

6,034

205

10.06

PVP #15

$2.95

IMA

 

6,016

206

10.01

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #100

$7.99

KEN

 

5,986

207

9.94

DAMN NATION #2 (OF 3) (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

5,944

208

9.74

SEVEN SOLDIERS #0

$2.95

DC

 

5,824

209

9.65

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #15 (RES) (MR)

$2.50

IMA

 

5,770

210

9.45

ARMOR X #1

$2.95

IMA

 

5,651

211

9.4

VAMPI VICIOUS RAMPAGE REGULAR EDITION #1

$2.99

HAR

 

5,621

212

9.32

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #101

$3.99

KEN

 

5,573

213

9.23

ANGELTOWN #5 (OF 5) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

5,519

214

9.2

MARVEL MUST HAVES NEW AVENGERS #1-3

$3.99

MAR

 

5,501

215

9.08

WILD GIRL #5 (OF 6)

$2.99

DC

 

5,430

216

9.05

MU #3*

$2.95

DEV

 

5,412

217

8.49

SHONEN JUMP VOL 3 APR 2005 #4 ( C: 3)

$4.99

VIZ

 

5,077

218

8.32

POWERPUFF GIRLS #60

$2.25

DC

 

4,975

219

8.16

UNCLE SCROOGE #340

$6.95

GEM

 

4,879

220

8.15

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #3

$2.95

DC

 

4,873

221

8.14

NOBLE CAUSES #8

$3.50

IMA

 

4,867

222

8.08

LADY DEATH LEATHER & LACE 2005*

$2.99

COM

 

4,832

223

8.05

THE GRIMOIRE #1

$2.99

SPE

 

4,814

224

7.98

SCOOBY DOO #94

$2.25

DC

 

4,772

225

7.95

HUNTER KILLER #1*

$2.99

IMA

 

4,754

226

7.94

REX MUNDI #13

$2.95

IMA

 

4,748

227

7.91

CSI SECRET IDENTITY #2 (OF 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

4,730

228

7.87

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #99 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,706

229

7.86

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #326

$2.95

GEM

 

4,700

230

7.78

BLADE OF KUMORI #4

$2.95

DEV

 

4,652

231

7.69

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #2*

$2.99

MAR

 

4,598

232

7.55

STARGATE SG1 DANIELS SONG #1*

$2.99

AVA

 

4,515

233

7.42

DEFEX #5

$2.95

DEV

 

4,437

234

7.16

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #275

$2.95

GEM

 

4,281

235

7.15

BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY #2*

$3.50

AVA

 

4,275

236

7.13

BREAKDOWN #5

$2.95

DEV

 

4,264

237

7.08

LIONS TIGERS & BEARS #2 (OF 4)

$2.90

IMA

 

4,234

238

6.93

LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #13 (MR)

$4.50

FAN

 

4,144

239

6.81

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #655

$6.95

GEM

 

4,072

240

6.55

HACK SLASH COMIC BOOK CARNAGE

$4.95

DEV

 

3,917

241

6.36

PHANTOM #5

$3.50

MOO

 

3,803

242

6.31

SEVENTH SHRINE #1 (OF 2)

$5.95

IMA

 

3,773

243

6.2

EXPATRIATE #1

$2.95

IMA

 

3,707

244

6.01

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

 

3,594

245

5.89

GOLD DIGGER #61

$2.99

ANT

 

3,522

246

5.86

BLUE MONDAY PAINTED MOON #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

3,504

247

5.83

TALES O/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #8

$3.25

MIR

 

3,486

248

5.76

ALAN MOORES HYPOTHETICAL LIZARD #2 (OF 4) (MR)*

$3.50

AVA

 

3,444

249

5.75

POISON ELVES HYENA #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

SIR

 

3,438

250

5.73

GOLD DIGGER #62

$2.99

ANT

 

3,426

251

5.43

DOC FRANKENSTEIN #1*

$3.50

BUR

 

3,247

252

5.35

CHOLLY & FLYTRAP #2 (OF 4)

$5.95

IMA

 

3,199

253

5.2

FREEDOM FORCE #3 (OF 6)

$2.95

IMA

 

3,109

254

5.14

X-MEN PHOENIX ENDSONG #1*

$2.99

MAR

 

3,074

255

5.05

THE BALLAD O/SLEEPING BEAUTY #8

$1.99

BEC

 

3,020

256

4.9

DARKSTALKERS #2 2ND PRTG

$2.95

DEV

 

2,930

257

4.76

LOONEY TUNES #124

$2.25

DC

 

2,846

258

4.42

POPBOT READER #1

$5.99

IDW

 

2,643

259

4.36

ARCHIE #555

$2.19

ARC

 

2,607

260

4.35

PIGTALE #2

$2.95

IMA

 

2,601

261

4.26

ERIC REDS CONTAINMENT #3 (OF 4)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,547

262

4.24

NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES #12 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

 

2,535

263

4.19

HUNTER KILLER #1 EXC ALT COVERS (DYNAMIC FORCES)*

$1.25

IMA

 

2,505

264

4.18

SABRINA VOL 2 #65

$2.19

ARC

 

2,500

265

4.09

BETTY & VERONICA #207

$2.19

ARC

 

2,446

266

4.03

ULTIMATE X-MEN #56

$2.25

MAR

 

2,410

267

3.91

MAD MAGAZINE #452

$3.50

DC

 

2,338

268

3.86

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #1 (OF 6)*

$2.95

DC

 

2,308

269

3.79

GLOOMCOOKIE #23 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

 

2,266

270

3.78

CVO COVERT VAMPIRIC OPERATIONS ROGUE STATE #4 (OF 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,260

271

3.76

NODWICK #27 (RES)

$2.99

DOR

 

2,248

272

3.7

BATMAN #637

$2.25

DC

 

2,212

273

3.62

BETTY #145

$2.19

ARC

 

2,165

274

3.61

DOGWITCH #16 (MR)

$2.95

SIR

 

2,159

275

3.54

CVO COVERT VAMPIRIC OPERATIONS ROGUE STATE #5 (OF 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,117

276

3.54

FLASH #219

$2.25

DC

 

2,117

277

3.5

VERONICA #159

$2.19

ARC

 

2,093

278

3.48

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #7

$2.25

DC

 

2,081

279

3.45

VERONICA #160

$2.19

ARC

 

2,063

280

3.43

HUNTER KILLER #1 EXC VAR COVERS (DYNAMIC FORCES)*

$2.00

IMA

 

2,051

281

3.42

OUTSIDERS #21

$2.50

DC

 

2,045

282

3.3

HOPELESS SAVAGES B-SIDES ALL FLASHBACK SP ONE SHOT

$2.99

ONI

 

1,973

283

3.29

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #90

$2.19

ARC

 

1,967

284

3.28

ED THE HAPPY CLOWN #1 (OF 9) (MR)

$2.95

DRA

 

1,961

285

3.24

WOLVERINE #25

$2.25

MAR

 

1,937

286

3.22

BRIAN PULIDOS LADY DEATH SWIMSUIT VAR CVR 2005*

$5.99

AVA

 

1,925

287

3.16

TEEN TITANS #21

$2.50

DC

 

1,890

288

3.08

HOT MOMS #5 (A) (C: 3)

$4.95

ERO

 

1,842

289

2.99

SPACE GHOST #4 (OF 6)

$2.95

DC

 

1,788

290

2.94

STREET ANGEL #5

$2.95

SLG

 

1,758

291

2.91

AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS #3

$2.95

IMA

 

1,740

292

2.89

SHAOLIN COWBOY #1*

$3.50

BUR

 

1,728

293

2.85

TALES O/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #9

$3.25

MIR

 

1,704

294

2.78

DOC FRANKENSTEIN #2

$3.50

BUR

 

1,662

295

2.74

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #159

$3.59

ARC

 

1,638

296

2.73

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #132

$3.59

ARC

 

1,632

297

2.6

AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS #4

$2.95

IMA

 

1,555

298

2.54

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #155

$2.39

ARC

 

1,519

299

2.49

SUPERMAN BATMAN #17

$2.95

DC

 

1,489

300

2.48

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #2

$2.95

DC

 

1,483

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual February orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Comics Edge Up' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in February, see 'Comic Dollars Up 15%.'

 

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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