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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--February 2006

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

Published: 03/20/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during February 2006.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in February, see 'Astonishing X-Men Leads Strong February.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in February, see 'Comic Sales Up in February').'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during February, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

12.46

HOUSE O/M TP

$24.99

MAR

 

8,279

2

9.17

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 13 MAGNETIC NORTH TP

$12.99

MAR

 

6,093

3

8.09

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

 

5,376

4

7.88

SHOWCASE PRESENTS HOUSE O/MYSTERY VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

5,236

5

7.69

TEEN TITANS OUTSIDERS DEATH & RETURN O/DONNA TROY TP

$14.99

DC

 

5,110

6

6.87

STAR WARS COMICS COMPANION TP

$19.95

DAR

 

4,565

7

6.69

SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL 1 TP

$14.99

DC

 

4,445

8

6.68

POWERS VOL 9 PSYCHOTIC TP (MR)

$19.95

MAR

 

4,439

9

6.23

ESSENTIAL MOON KNIGHT VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

4,140

10

5.94

LUCIFER VOL 9 CRUX TP

$14.99

DC

 

3,947

11

5.61

BATMAN WAR CRIMES TP

$12.99

DC

 

3,728

12

5.41

HOUSE O/M UNCANNY X-MEN TP

$13.99

MAR

 

3,595

13

5.25

HOUSE O/M SPIDER-MAN TP

$13.99

MAR

 

3,488

14

5.22

GOON VOL 4 MY VIRTUE & GRIM CONSEQUENCES TP (MR)

$16.95

DAR

 

3,469

15

5.07

ESSENTIAL PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,369

16

5.04

TRIGUN MAXIMUM VOL 8 SILENT RUN TP

$9.95

DAR

 

3,349

17

4.81

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 23 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,196

18

4.73

JLA GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,143

19

4.71

HOUSE O/M WORLD O/M TP

$13.99

MAR

 

3,130

20

4.69

HOUSE O/M FANTASTIC FOUR IRON MAN TP

$13.99

MAR

 

3,116

21

4.65

WONDER WOMAN LAND O/T DEAD TP

$12.99

DC

 

3,090

22

4.63

BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE FUGITIVE VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

3,076

23

4.58

HOUSE O/M INCREDIBLE HULK TP

$13.99

MAR

 

3,043

24

4.53

KID ETERNITY TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

3,010

25

4.35

BLEACH VOL 11 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

2,890

26

4.33

HOUSE O/M NEW X-MEN TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,877

27

4.29

TSUBASA VOL 8 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

2,851

28

4.08

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL VOL 15 TRICKSTER TP (MR)

$16.95

DAR

 

2,711

29

4.03

LIBERTY MEADOWS VOL 4 COLD COLD HEART HC

$24.95

IMA

 

2,678

30

4.03

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 16 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,678

31

3.91

STAR WARS EMPIRE VOL 5 TP

$14.95

DAR

 

2,598

32

3.83

RANMA 1/2 VOL 33 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,545

33

3.76

HOUSE O/M MUTOPIA X TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,498

34

3.74

SUPERMAN JOURNEY TP

$14.99

DC

 

2,485

35

3.45

WARCRAFT VOL 2 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,292

36

3.44

GREEN ARROW MOVING TARGETS TP

$17.99

DC

 

2,286

37

3.44

SERENITY TP

$9.95

DAR

 

2,286

38

3.31

SPAWN MANGA VOL 2 TP

$9.99

IMA

 

2,199

39

3.31

AVENGERS GALACTIC STORM VOL 1 TP

$29.99

MAR

 

2,199

40

3.27

LOVELESS VOL 1 GN (Of 5)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,173

41

2.77

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 17 GN (Of 31) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,841

42

2.71

SUPERMAN MAN O/TOMORROW ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,801

43

2.69

ANGEL CURSE TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,787

44

2.6

DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL 3 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,728

45

2.47

CONCRETE VOL 3 FRAGILE CREATURE TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,641

46

2.46

MARVEL ROMANCE TP

$19.99

MAR

 

1,635

47

2.46

INITIAL D VOL 21 GN (Of 30)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,635

48

2.45

LITTLE LULU VOL 8 LATE FOR SCHOOL TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,628

49

2.44

SAMURAI CHAMPLOO VOL 2 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,621

50

2.43

BATTLE CLUB VOL 1 GN (Of 2) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,615

51

2.38

DRAGONBALL Z VOL 24 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,581

52

2.33

CITY O/TOMORROW TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,548

53

2.31

PUNISHER MAX VOL 2 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,535

54

2.28

LIFE & TIMES O/SCROOGE MCDUCK TP

$16.99

GEM

 

1,515

55

2.28

WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,515

56

2.25

NIGHTCRAWLER WINDING WAY TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,495

57

2.25

SIMPSONS COMICS VOL 14 JAM PACKED JAMBOREE TP

$14.95

BON

 

1,495

58

2.23

KAMI KAZE VOL 1 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,482

59

2.2

ELFQUEST GRAND QUEST VOL 13 TP

$9.99

DC

 

1,462

60

2.2

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 12 GN (Of 15) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,462

61

2.17

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,442

62

2.16

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,435

63

2.15

MARVEL MASTERWORKS SGT FURY VOL 1 NEW ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,429

64

2.11

GET BACKERS VOL 13 GN (Of 26) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,402

65

2.1

GIANT KILLER TP

$14.99

IMA

 

1,395

66

2.09

PUT BK BACK O/SHELF BELLE & SEBASTIAN ANTH GN

$19.99

IMA

 

1,389

67

2.07

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 1 GIFTED TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,375

68

2.05

PRINCESS AI VOL 3 EVOLUTION GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,362

69

2.04

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE VOL 1 TP

$14.95

DDP

 

1,356

70

2.03

NEW WARRIORS REALITY CHECK TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,349

72

2

SNK VS CAPCOM VOL 3 SVC CHAOS TP

$13.95

DR

 

1,329

73

1.99

GENSHIKEN VOL 4 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

1,322

74

1.91

BROKEN ANGELS VOL 1 GN (Of 5)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,269

75

1.88

ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND VOL 1 GN

$8.99

VIZ

 

1,249

76

1.88

SWAMP THING BOOK 3 HEALING BREACH TP (MR)

$17.99

DC

 

1,249

77

1.87

KING O/HELL VOL 12 GN (Of 13)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,243

78

1.87

ANGEL SANCTUARY VOL 12 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,243

79

1.84

DC UNIVERSE STORIES O/ALAN MOORE (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

1,223

80

1.82

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 2 DANGEROUS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,209

81

1.81

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND VOL 14 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,203

82

1.81

WALT DISNEYS THREE MUSKETEERS

$3.95

GEM

 

1,203

83

1.81

MARVEL MASTERWORKS SGT FURY VOL 1 HC VAR ED

$54.99

MAR

 

1,203

84

1.8

MARVEL MONSTERS HC

$20.99

MAR

 

1,196

85

1.77

BATTLE HYMN FAREWELL TO FIRST GOLDEN AGE TP

$14.99

IMA

 

1,176

86

1.76

PENNY ARCADE VOL 1 ATTACK O/T BACON ROBOTS TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,169

87

1.76

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,169

88

1.76

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM LOST WAR CHRONICLES VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,169

89

1.76

HIKARU NO GO VOL 6 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,169

90

1.75

GORGEOUS CARAT VOL 1 GN (Of 4) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,163

91

1.74

WALLFLOWER VOL 6 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

1,156

92

1.74

EDEN VOL 2 ITS AN ENDLESS WORLD TP (MR)

$12.95

DAR

 

1,156

93

1.73

TEEN TITANS OUTSIDERS INSIDERS TP

$9.99

DC

 

1,150

94

1.72

WITCHBLADE VOL 10 WITCH HUNT TP

$14.99

IMA

 

1,143

95

1.72

BATMAN HUSH RETURNS TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,143

96

1.72

HANA KIMI VOL 10 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,143

97

1.71

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

1,136

98

1.67

JLA VOL 18 CRISIS O/CONSCIENCE TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,110

99

1.67

FABLES VOL 6 HOMELANDS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,110

100

1.65

MARVEL VISIONARIES ROY THOMAS HC

$34.99

MAR

 

1,096

 
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 February, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of February.
 
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 January, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2006.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2006.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual January orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see '16 of 20 Top Comics Drop in January' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Sales Soar in January.'
 
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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