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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2006

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

Published: 02/20/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during January 2006.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in January, see '16 of 20 Top Comics Drop in January.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Sales Soar in January.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

12.85

SERENITY TP

$9.95

DAR

 

8,016

2

11.98

DC UNIVERSE STORIES O/ALAN MOORE (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

7,473

3

10.5

SUPERMAN SACRIFICE TP

$14.99

DC

 

6,550

4

9.42

NEW AVENGERS VOL 1 BREAKOUT TP

$14.99

MAR

 

5,876

5

9.17

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

 

5,720

6

8.75

JLA VOL 18 CRISIS O/CONSCIENCE TP

$12.99

DC

 

5,458

7

8.19

BATMAN HUSH RETURNS TP

$12.99

DC

 

5,109

8

8.02

TEEN TITANS OUTSIDERS INSIDERS TP

$9.99

DC

 

5,003

9

7.97

SEVEN SOLDIERS O/VICTORY VOL 1 TP

$14.99

DC

 

4,972

10

7.72

SAMURAI EXECUTIONER VOL 8 TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

4,816

11

7.66

SHOWCASE PRESENTS GREEN ARROW VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

4,778

12

7.31

ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK O/T MARVEL UNIVERSE VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,560

13

7.04

ULTIMATE ANNUALS VOL 1 TP

$13.99

MAR

 

4,391

14

6.98

CHRONICLES O/CONAN VOL 9 RIVER DRAGONS & OTHERS TP

$16.95

DAR

 

4,354

15

6.69

ESSENTIAL AVENGERS VOL 5 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,173

16

6.32

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 5 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

3,942

17

6.1

BERSERK VOL 10 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

3,805

18

6

NEW AVENGERS VOL 2 SENTRY PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

3,743

19

5.91

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL 3 HC

$49.99

DC

 

3,687

20

5.31

HELLBLAZER STARING A/T WALL TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

3,312

21

5.28

INU YASHA VOL 24 TP

$8.95

VIZ

 

3,294

22

5.23

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 1 TP

$12.95

MVC

 

3,262

23

4.98

FLASH ROGUE WAR TP

$17.99

DC

 

3,106

24

4.4

PENNY ARCADE VOL 1 ATTACK O/T BACON ROBOTS TP

$12.95

DAR

 

2,745

25

4.37

MARVEL 1602 NEW WORLD TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,726

26

4.22

X-MEN BLACK PANTHER TP

$11.99

MAR

 

2,632

27

4.13

OH MY GODDESS VOL 22 RTL TP

$10.95

DAR

 

2,576

28

4.1

STAR WARS TALES VOL 6 TP

$19.95

DAR

 

2,558

29

3.69

POWERS VOL 1 HC (MR)

$29.99

MAR

 

2,302

30

3.63

MICKEY MOUSE ADVS VOL 7 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,264

31

3.62

BATMAN RAS AL GHUL YEAR ONE TP

$9.99

DC

 

2,258

32

3.52

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 5 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,196

33

3.34

WEAPON X DAYS O/FUTURE NOW TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,083

34

3.28

DAREDEVIL VS PUNISHER TP

$15.99

MAR

 

2,046

35

3.23

AVENGERS ABOVE & BEYOND TP

$24.99

MAR

 

2,015

36

3.17

UNIVERSAL MONSTERS CAVALCADE O/HORROR TP

$19.95

DAR

 

1,977

37

3.13

SEXY CHIX TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,952

38

3.03

WARREN ELLIS APPARAT VOL 1 TP (MR)

$12.99

AVA

 

1,890

39

2.96

SOULFIRE VOL 1 HC

$24.99

ASP

 

1,846

40

2.74

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 22 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,709

41

2.71

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 VOL 4 IMPOSSIBLE THINGS HAPPEN EVERY DAY TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,690

42

2.7

GODLAND VOL 1 HELLO COSMIC TP

$14.99

IMA

 

1,684

43

2.67

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 TP

$18.95

MVC

 

1,666

44

2.67

BONE VOL 3 EYES O/T STORM COLOR ED SC

$9.99

SCH

 

1,666

45

2.65

SPIDER-MAN VS SILVER SABLE VOL 1 TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,653

46

2.59

GOLDEN AGE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,616

47

2.59

TENJHO TENGE VOL 5

$9.99

DC

 

1,616

48

2.57

FULL METAL PANIC OVERLOAD MANGA VOL 3 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,603

49

2.5

WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,559

50

2.49

X-MEN KITTY PRYDE SHADOW & FLAME TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,553

51

2.46

TEEN TITANS VOL 4 FUTURE I/NOW TP

$9.99

DC

 

1,535

52

2.43

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,516

53

2.34

FUSHIGI YUGI VOL 17 GN

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,460

54

2.22

FABLES VOL 6 HOMELANDS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,385

55

2.21

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,379

56

2.19

MARVEL MASTERWORKS ATLAS TALES TO ASTONISH VOL 1 HC 2ND ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,366

57

2.03

SPIDER-GIRL VOL 5 ENDGAME DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,266

58

2

VILLAINS UNITED TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,248

59

1.98

DESCENDANTS O/DARKNESS VOL 9 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,235

60

1.95

LUIS ROYO SUBVERSIVE BEAUTY REG ED HC (MR)

$19.95

HEA

 

1,216

61

1.94

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE UNIVERSAL HEROES TP

$13.99

MAR

 

1,210

62

1.93

BILLY THE KIDS OLD TIMEY ODDITIES TP

$13.95

DAR

 

1,204

63

1.91

SHI JU NEN TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,191

64

1.89

LADY SNOWBLOOD VOL 2 DEEP SEATED GRUDGE TP (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

1,179

65

1.88

MARVEL MASTERWORKS ATLAS TALES TO ASTONISH VOL 1 HC VAR ED

$54.99

MAR

 

1,173

66

1.88

MARVEL MASTERWORKS INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 3 HC VAR ED

$54.99

MAR

 

1,173

67

1.87

NEW RECRUITS TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,166

68

1.87

MAZE AGENCY VOL 1 TP

$24.99

IDW

 

1,166

69

1.86

MARVEL MASTERWORKS INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 3 HC 2ND ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,160

70

1.82

OMAC PROJECT TP

$14.99

DC

 

1,135

71

1.8

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 6 GIRL O/GIRL TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

1,123

72

1.74

VIDEO GIRL AI VOL 14 LENS STORY TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,085

73

1.69

KODT BUNDLE O/TROUBLE VOL 14 TP

$11.99

KZR

 

1,054

74

1.69

YU GI OH DUELIST VOL 12 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,054

75

1.67

ONE PIECE VOL 9 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,042

76

1.64

GI JOE VOL 8 RISE O/T RED SHADOWS TP

$14.95

DDP

 

1,023

77

1.6

RANN THANAGAR WAR TP

$12.99

DC

 

998

78

1.58

DEATH NOTE VOL 3 TP

$7.99

VIZ

 

986

79

1.58

SAIKANO VOL 7 GN (MR)

$9.95

VIZ

 

986

80

1.56

TRANSFORMERS GI JOE VOL 1 POCKET ED TP

$9.95

DES

 

973

81

1.56

MEOW BABY GN

$16.95

FAN

 

973

82

1.56

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

973

83

1.53

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

954

84

1.53

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 2 DANGEROUS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

954

85

1.52

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL 2

$9.99

DC

 

948

86

1.52

BORGIA BLOOD FOR POPE HC (MR)

$14.95

HEA

 

948

87

1.51

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

942

88

1.5

BASTARD VOL 10 TP (MR)

$9.99

VIZ

 

936

89

1.48

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 1 GIFTED TP

$14.99

MAR

 

923

90

1.44

ULTIMATE GALACTUS BK 2 SECRET TP

$12.99

MAR

 

898

91

1.44

GLASS WINGS GN

$9.99

TKP

 

898

92

1.42

FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS I/EXILE TP

$9.99

DC

 

886

93

1.42

DAY O/VENGEANCE TP

$12.99

DC

 

886

94

1.35

SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 2 SUPERGIRL TP

$12.99

DC

 

842

95

1.34

LAND O/T BLINDFOLDED VOL 6

$9.99

DC

 

836

96

1.33

ULTIMATES 2 VOL 1 GODS & MONSTERS TP

$15.99

MAR

 

830

97

1.32

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.99

DC

 

823

98

1.32

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE GN

$9.99

TKP

 

823

99

1.32

CRISIS O/INFINITE EARTHS TP

$29.99

DC

 

823

100

1.32

TOP COWS BEST O/MICHAEL TURNER TP

$24.99

IMA

 

823

 
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
ABS = Abstract Studio
ADV = A.D. Vision
ALI = Alias Enterprises LLC
ANT = Antarctic Press
ARC = Archie Comic Publications
ASP = Apen MLT Inc.
AVA = Avatar Press
BON = Bongo Comics
CAR = Cartoon Books
DEV = Devil's Due Publishing
DYN = Dynamite Entertainment
FAN = Fantagraphics Books
GEM = Gemstone Publishing
IDW = IDW Publishing
MIR = Mirage Studios
ONI = Oni Press Inc.
SLG = Slave Labor Graphics
TIT = Titan Publishing
TKP = Tokyopop
VIZ = Viz Media
 
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 January, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of January.
 
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Devil's Due, Avatar, Aspen Studios and Gemstone 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 December, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--December 2005.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in December, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--December 2005.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual December orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see '21 of 23 Top Comics Down in December' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see '2005 Graphic Novel Sales in Comic Stores Up 33%.'
 
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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