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Top 300 Comics Actual--April 2006

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

Published: 05/23/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during April 2006.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in April, see ''Infinite Crisis' Still Dominant.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in April, see 'Periodicals Drive April Sales.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during April, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--April 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

266.75

INFINITE CRISIS #6 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

194,431

2

206.18

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #1

$2.99

MAR

 

150,283

3

166.76

NEW AVENGERS #18

$2.99

MAR

 

121,550

4

164.01

ASTONISHING X-MEN #14

$2.99

MAR

 

119,545

5

151.13

JUSTICE #5 (Of 12)

$3.50

DC

 

110,157

6

142.23

MOON KNIGHT #1

$2.99

MAR

 

103,670

7

139.77

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1

$3.99

MAR

 

101,877

8

119.2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #531

$2.99

MAR

 

86,884

9

113.19

TEEN TITANS #34

$2.50

DC

 

82,503

10

108.92

OMAC PROJECT INFINITE CRISIS SP

$4.99

DC

 

79,391

11

108.6

UNCANNY X-MEN #472

$2.99

MAR

 

79,157

12

108.13

X-MEN #185

$2.99

MAR

 

78,815

13

101.22

VILLAINS UNITED INFINITE CRISIS SP

$4.99

DC

 

73,778

14

100.64

SUPERMAN #651

$2.50

DC

 

73,355

15

100.41

ULTIMATE X-MEN #69

$2.99

MAR

 

73,188

16

100.36

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

73,151

17

100

BATMAN #652

$2.50

DC

 

72,889

18

99.92

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #93

$2.99

MAR

 

72,831

19

97.36

WOLVERINE #41

$3.99

MAR

 

70,965

20

92.68

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #29

$2.99

MAR

 

67,554

21

91.17

ION #1 (Of 12)

$2.99

DC

 

66,453

22

86.35

FANTASTIC FOUR #537

$2.99

MAR

 

62,940

23

82.92

DETECTIVE COMICS #818

$2.50

DC

 

60,440

24

77.67

YOUNG AVENGERS #11

$2.99

MAR

 

56,613

25

77.54

CRISIS AFTERMATH BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

56,518

26

75.98

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #7

$2.99

MAR

 

55,381

27

73.05

JSA #84

$2.50

DC

 

53,245

28

72.66

MARVEL ZOMBIES #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

52,961

29

71.39

CRISIS AFTERMATH BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

52,035

30

71.33

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #25

$2.99

MAR

 

51,992

31

70.24

SQUADRON SUPREME #2

$2.99

MAR

 

51,197

32

68.65

X-MEN 198 #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

50,038

33

67.78

IRON MAN #7*

$2.99

MAR

 

49,404

34

67.44

CHECKMATE #1

$2.99

DC

 

49,156

35

67.39

ANNIHILATION SILVER SURFER #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

49,120

36

66.93

SON O/M #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

48,785

37

64.65

DAREDEVIL #84

$2.99

MAR

 

47,123

38

63.57

NIGHTWING #119

$2.50

DC

 

46,336

39

63.39

MS MARVEL #2

$2.99

MAR

 

46,204

40

62.8

OUTSIDERS #35

$2.50

DC

 

45,774

41

62.48

CAPTAIN AMERICA #17

$2.99

MAR

 

45,541

42

62.04

X-FACTOR #6

$2.99

MAR

 

45,220

43

61.61

INCREDIBLE HULK #94

$2.99

MAR

 

44,907

44

61.5

SUPERGIRL & LOSH #17

$2.99

DC

 

44,827

45

61.17

X-MEN END MEN & X-MEN #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

44,586

46

60.05

BLUE BEETLE #2

$2.99

DC

 

43,770

47

58.69

ANNIHILATION SUPER SKRULL #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

42,779

48

58.25

ANNIHILATION NOVA #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

42,458

49

55.82

NEW EXCALIBUR #6

$2.99

MAR

 

40,687

50

55.12

NEW X-MEN #25

$2.99

MAR

 

40,176

51

53.52

ANNIHILATION RONAN #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

39,010

52

52.96

SPIDER-WOMAN ORIGIN #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

38,602

53

51.88

JSA CLASSIFIED #11

$2.50

DC

 

37,815

54

51.54

AQUAMAN SWORD O/ATLANTIS #41

$2.99

DC

 

37,567

55

51

ROBIN #149

$2.50

DC

 

37,173

56

49.38

GREEN ARROW #61

$2.50

DC

 

35,993

57

47.2

BIRDS O/PREY #93

$2.50

DC

 

34,404

58

46.91

SENTRY #8 (Of 8)

$2.99

MAR

 

34,192

59

46.81

EXILES #79

$2.99

MAR

 

34,119

60

46.75

PUNISHER #32 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

34,076

61

46.7

JLA CLASSIFIED #20

$2.99

DC

 

34,039

62

45.05

PLANETARY #25

$2.99

DC

 

32,836

63

44.36

RED SONJA #9

$2.99

DE

 

32,334

64

43.72

BATMAN SECRETS #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

31,867

65

42.06

HAWKGIRL #51

$2.50

DC

 

30,657

66

39.8

X-MEN APOCALYPSE DRACULA #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

29,010

67

39.68

CATWOMAN #54

$2.50

DC

 

28,922

68

39.56

TRANSFORMERS INFILTRATION #4

$2.99

IDW

 

28,835

69

38.91

BLACK PANTHER #15

$2.99

MAR

 

28,361

70

38.78

RED SONJA CLAW #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

28,266

71

38.24

SEVEN SOLDIERS FRANKENSTEIN #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

27,873

72

37.23

MAN-BAT #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

27,137

73

36.98

STAR WARS REBELLION #1

$2.99

DAR

 

26,954

74

36.67

NEXTWAVE AGENTS O/HATE #4

$2.99

MAR

 

26,728

75

36.67

SPAWN #155

$2.95

IMA

 

26,728

76

36.58

STAR WARS BOBA FETT ONE SHOT

$2.99

DAR

 

26,663

77

35.88

CABLE DEADPOOL #27

$2.99

MAR

 

26,153

78

35.66

BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED #3 (Of 4)

$5.99

DC

 

25,992

79

35.65

Y THE LAST MAN #44 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

25,985

80

35.19

BATMAN & MONSTER MEN #6 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

 

25,650

81

33.99

BATMAN LEGENDS O/DARK KNIGHT #203

$2.50

DC

 

24,775

82

33.58

FABLES #48 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

24,476

83

33.22

STORM #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

24,214

84

33.16

THUNDERBOLTS #101

$2.99

MAR

 

24,170

85

33.14

BATMAN LEGENDS O/DARK KNIGHT #204

$2.50

DC

 

24,155

86

32.99

RUNAWAYS #15

$2.99

MAR

 

24,046

87

32.88

TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS (IDW) #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

IDW

 

23,966

88

32.52

FIRESTORM NUCLEAR MAN #24

$2.50

DC

 

23,704

89

31.85

CONAN BOOK O/THOTH #2 (Of 4)

$4.99

DAR

 

23,215

90

31.23

JONAH HEX #6

$2.99

DC

 

22,763

91

31.21

X-MEN UNLTD #14

$2.99

MAR

 

22,749

92

30.98

STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/OLD REPUBLIC #4

$2.99

DAR

 

22,581

93

30.01

SENTINEL SQUAD ONE #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,874

94

29.96

SGT ROCK PROPHECY #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

21,838

95

29.54

ALL NEW OFF HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #4

$3.99

MAR

 

21,531

96

29.42

FANTASTIC FOUR FIRST FAMILY #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,444

97

29.37

RED SONJA VS THULSA DOOM #3 (Of 4)

$3.50

DE

 

21,407

98

29.34

GI JOE VS TRANSFORMERS VOL 3 ART O/WAR #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

DDP

 

21,386

99

29.3

EX MACHINA SP #1 (Of 2) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

21,356

100

29.26

CONAN #27 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

21,327

101

29.13

FOUR #29

$2.99

MAR

 

21,233

102

28.23

THING #6

$2.99

MAR

 

20,577

103

27.93

EX MACHINA #19 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

20,358

104

27.89

IRON MAN INEVITABLE #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

20,329

105

27.73

STAR WARS TAG & BINK EP 1 REVENGE O/CLONE MENACE

$2.99

DAR

 

20,212

106

27.43

WARLORD #3

$2.99

DC

 

19,993

107

27.36

CAPTAIN ATOM ARMAGEDDON #7 (Of 9)

$2.99

DC

 

19,942

108

27.29

MARVEL TEAM-UP #19

$2.99

MAR

 

19,891

109

26.78

STREET FIGHTER II #3

$2.95

UDO

 

19,520

110

26.31

FURY PEACEMAKER #3 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

 

19,177

111

25.88

CYBERFORCE #2

$2.99

IMA

 

18,864

112

25.68

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS (IDW) #2

$1.99

IDW

 

18,718

113

24.67

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #10

$2.95

DDP

 

17,982

114

24.32

ZOOM SUIT #1 (NET)

$0.75

SUP

 

17,727

115

24.02

SPIDER-GIRL #97

$2.99

MAR

 

17,508

116

23.83

DESOLATION JONES #6 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

17,369

117

23.65

BPRD UNIVERSAL MACHINE #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

17,238

118

23.59

BITE CLUB VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

17,195

119

23.08

LOVELESS #6 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

16,823

120

22.77

INFINITE CRISIS SECRET FILES 2006

$5.99

DC

 

16,597

121

22.33

ARMY O/DARKNESS #6

$2.99

DE

 

16,276

122

22.07

MARVEL ZOMBIES #4 2ND PTG (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

16,087

123

21.91

WITCHBLADE #97*

$2.99

IMA

 

15,970

124

21.65

AMERICAN VIRGIN #2 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

15,780

125

21.41

X-STATIX PRESENTS DEAD GIRL #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

15,606

126

20.87

DMZ #6 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

15,212

127

20.59

NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI SP

$3.99

MAR

 

15,008

128

20.51

MANHUNTER #21

$2.50

DC

 

14,950

129

20.48

SHRUGGED BEGINNINGS

$1.99

ASP

 

14,928

130

20.34

BATMAN ANNUAL #25

$4.99

DC

 

14,826

131

20.03

SKYE RUNNER #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

14,600

132

19.77

WILDCATS NEMESIS #8 (Of 9)

$2.99

DC

 

14,410

133

19.49

HELLBLAZER #219 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

14,206

134

19.28

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529

$2.50

MAR

 

14,053

135

18.54

100 BULLETS #71 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

13,514

136

18.22

SHAOLIN COWBOY #5

$3.50

BUR

 

13,280

137

17.96

BLOOD O/DEMON #14

$2.50

DC

 

13,091

138

17.54

ANGEL OLD FRIENDS #5 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

12,785

139

17.52

TESTAMENT #5 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

12,770

140

17.13

NIGHTMARE O/ELM ST PARANOID #2 (Of 3) (MR)

$3.99

AVA

 

12,486

141

16.71

SUPERMAN #650*

$2.50

DC

 

12,180

142

16.54

INVINCIBLE #31

$2.99

IMA

 

12,056

143

16.32

FRIDAY THE 13TH BLOODBATH #3 (Of 3) (MR)

$3.99

AVA

 

11,895

144

15.93

GOON #17

$2.99

DAR

 

11,611

145

15.92

DAUGHTERS O/DRAGON #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

11,604

146

15.66

SOLO #10

$4.99

DC

 

11,414

147

15.64

GIRLS #12 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

11,400

148

15.56

EXTERMINATORS #4 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

11,342

149

15.55

RISING STARS UNTOUCHABLE #3 (Of 5)

$2.99

IMA

 

11,334

150

15.4

TEEN TITANS GO #30

$2.25

DC

 

11,225

151

14.77

ALBION #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

10,766

152

14.74

SIMPSONS COMICS #117

$2.99

BON

 

10,744

153

14.64

MAJESTIC #16

$2.99

DC

 

10,671

154

14.58

BOOK O/LOST SOULS #6

$2.99

MAR

 

10,627

155

14.57

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLTD #20

$2.25

DC

 

10,620

156

14.41

AMERICAN WAY #3 (Of 8)

$2.99

DC

 

10,503

157

14.28

LUCIFER #73 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

10,409

158

13.8

TEAM ZERO #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

10,059

159

13.54

FRIDAY THE 13TH JASON VS JASON X #1 (Of 2) (MR)

$3.99

AVA

 

9,869

160

13.46

BATMAN #651*

$2.50

DC

 

9,811

161

13.34

NEW MANGAVERSE #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

9,723

162

13.2

DOC SAMSON #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

9,621

163

12.69

NIGHTWING #118*

$2.50

DC

 

9,250

164

12.57

AMAZING ADVS O/JLA

$3.99

DC

 

9,162

165

12.28

STRANGERS I/PARADISE #81

$2.95

ABS

 

8,951

166

12.25

AMAZING FANTASY #20

$2.99

MAR

 

8,929

167

12.06

AQUAMAN SWORD O/ATLANTIS #40

$2.99

DC

 

8,790

168

11.92

TRON #1

$3.50

SLG

 

8,688

169

11.89

UNDERWORLD #3 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

8,667

170

11.87

CLIVE BARKERS GREAT & SECRET SHOW #1 (Of 12)

$3.99

IDW

 

8,652

171

11.77

WARREN ELLIS BLACK GAS #2

$3.99

AVA

 

8,579

172

11.5

ACTION COMICS #837

$2.50

DC

 

8,382

173

11.43

HARD TIME SEASON TWO #5

$2.50

DC

 

8,331

174

11.43

BATMAN STRIKES #20

$2.25

DC

 

8,331

175

11.32

BART SIMPSON COMICS #29

$2.99

BON

 

8,251

176

10.92

SWAMP THING #26 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

7,959

177

10.85

BATMAN #650 2ND PTG

$2.50

DC

 

7,908

178

10.78

AVENGERS POWER PACK ASSEMBLE #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

7,857

179

10.25

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #161

$2.25

ARC

 

7,471

180

10.25

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1

$4.99

DC

 

7,471

181

10.21

SPAWN #1 IN 3D

$5.95

IMA

 

7,442

182

10.15

GREEN LANTERN #10

$2.99

DC

 

7,398

183

10.13

30 DAYS O/NIGHT DEAD SPACE #3 (Of 3)

$3.99

IDW

 

7,384

184

10.1

SUPERGIRL LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #16

$2.99

DC

 

7,362

185

9.95

LIONS TIGERS & BEARS VOL 2 #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

7,252

186

9.83

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #5

$2.99

MAR

 

7,165

187

9.78

WINTER MEN #4 (Of 8) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

7,129

188

9.59

SAVAGE DRAGON #125

$4.99

IMA

 

6,990

189

9.56

SABLE & FORTUNE #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

6,968

190

9.53

GI JOE SIGMA 6 #5

$2.95

DDP

 

6,946

191

9.31

ESCAPE O/T LIVING DEAD #5 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

AVA

 

6,786

192

9.1

JSA #83

$2.50

DC

 

6,633

193

8.93

ARCHENEMIES #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

6,509

194

8.92

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #530

$2.50

MAR

 

6,502

195

8.85

SHONEN JUMP MAY 06 #41

$4.99

VIZ

 

6,451

196

8.69

BLUE BEETLE #1

$2.99

DC

 

6,334

197

8.66

ANT #5

$2.99

IMA

 

6,312

198

8.65

SONIC X #7

$2.25

ARC

 

6,305

199

8.56

THUNDERBOLT JAXON #3 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

6,239

200

8.19

MARVEL ADVS SPIDER-MAN #14

$2.99

MAR

 

5,970

201

8.17

CATWOMAN #53

$2.50

DC

 

5,955

202

8.09

USAGI YOJIMBO #93

$2.99

DAR

 

5,897

203

7.77

PVP #25

$2.99

IMA

 

5,663

204

7.47

BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED #1 2ND PTG (Of 4)

$5.99

DC

 

5,445

205

7.36

CITY O/HEROES #12

$2.99

IMA

 

5,365

206

7.28

BATTLE POPE COLOR #6 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

 

5,306

207

7.27

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #5

$2.99

ZEN

 

5,299

208

7.1

CLIVE BARKERS GREAT & SECRET SHOW #2 (Of 12)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,175

209

6.47

CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #23 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,716

210

6.45

LULLABY #3

$2.99

ALI

 

4,701

211

6.43

BATTLE POPE COLOR #7 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

 

4,687

212

6.4

NOBLE CAUSES #19

$3.50

IMA

 

4,665

213

6.33

UNCLE SCROOGE #353

$6.95

GEM

 

4,614

214

6.27

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #339

$2.95

GEM

 

4,570

215

6.21

MARVEL ADVS FANTASTIC FOUR #11

$2.99

MAR

 

4,526

216

6.12

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #3

$2.99

DC

 

4,461

217

6.12

BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED #2 (Of 4)

$5.99

DC

 

4,461

218

6.11

SHONEN JUMP JUNE 06 #42

$4.99

VIZ

 

4,454

219

5.98

SCOOBY DOO #107

$2.25

DC

 

4,359

220

5.98

MARVEL ROMANCE REDUX RESTRAINING ORDERS/OTHER GIRLS

$2.99

MAR

 

4,359

221

5.69

GODLAND #10

$2.99

IMA

 

4,147

222

5.6

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #288

$2.95

GEM

 

4,082

223

5.25

MARVEL ZOMBIES #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

3,827

224

5.2

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #112 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

3,790

225

5.17

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #668

$6.95

GEM

 

3,768

226

5.14

INCREDIBLE HULK #93

$2.99

MAR

 

3,746

227

5

CAVEWOMAN JUNGLE TALES #3

$3.75

AMR

 

3,644

228

4.87

BLACK HARVEST #5 (Of 6)

$3.25

DDP

 

3,550

229

4.73

ANGEL SCRIPTBOOK #2

$3.99

IDW

 

3,448

230

4.69

BOMB QUEEN #3 (Of 4) (MR)

$3.50

IMA

 

3,418

231

4.68

PHANTOM #10

$3.50

MNS

 

3,411

232

4.64

SILENT HILL DEAD ALIVE #4 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,382

233

4.62

MARVEL MILESTONES BEAST & KITTY PRYDE

$3.99

MAR

 

3,367

234

4.55

GOLD DIGGER #74

$2.99

ANT

 

3,316

235

4.54

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT WAY COIPEL

$2.99

MAR

 

3,309

236

4.51

INFINITE CRISIS #5 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

3,287

237

4.45

MASTERS O/HORROR #4 (Of 12)

$3.99

IDW

 

3,244

238

4.44

MARVEL ZOMBIES #3 (Of 5) 2ND PTG

$2.99

MAR

 

3,236

239

4.29

STARGATE SG1 RA REBORN PREQUEL

$2.99

AVA

 

3,127

240

4.26

TICK DAYS O/DRAMA #5

$3.95

NEW

 

3,105

241

4.2

REVOLUTION O/T PLANET O/T APES #3 (Of 6)

$3.95

MET

 

3,061

242

4.19

FANTASTIC FOUR #536

$2.99

MAR

 

3,054

243

4.11

PORTENT #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,996

244

3.98

X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS #5 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

 

2,901

245

3.85

SUPER BAD JAMES DYNOMITE #2

$3.99

IDW

 

2,806

246

3.71

STRANGETOWN #1 (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

2,704

247

3.61

ARCHIE #565

$2.25

ARC

 

2,631

248

3.51

LOONEY TUNES #137

$2.25

DC

 

2,558

249

3.42

NIGHT CLUB #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,493

250

3.35

SUPERMAN BATMAN #24

$2.99

DC

 

2,442

251

3.35

POLLY & PIRATES #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

ONI

 

2,442

252

3.31

KEEP #5 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

2,413

253

3.3

BONEYARD #21

$2.95

NBM

 

2,405

254

3.28

INFINITE CRISIS #4 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

2,391

255

3.17

HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI #3 (Of 3)

$2.25

DC

 

2,311

256

3.16

ACTION PHILOSOPHERS HATE FRENCH

$2.95

EVI

 

2,303

257

3.1

BETTY #155

$2.25

ARC

 

2,260

258

3.09

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING SOME PEOPLE NEVER LEARN ONE SHOT

$3.99

BOO

 

2,252

259

3.08

DOLL & CREATURE #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

IMA

 

2,245

260

2.99

NODWICK #32

$2.99

DOR

 

2,179

261

2.92

INFINITE CRISIS #3 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

2,128

262

2.89

POISON ELVES LOST TALES #3

$2.95

SIR

 

2,106

263

2.88

STAR WARS RETURN O/TAG & BINK SP ED #1 (Of 2)

$2.99

DAR

 

2,099

264

2.86

ANNIHILATION PROLOGUE

$3.99

MAR

 

2,085

265

2.84

WOLVERINE #40

$2.99

MAR

 

2,070

266

2.84

SUPERIOR SHOWCASE #1

$2.95

ADH

 

2,070

267

2.82

MOUSE GUARD #1 2ND PTG (Of 6)

$3.50

ARS

 

2,055

268

2.82

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #20

$2.25

DC

 

2,055

269

2.79

SHOJO BEAT MAY 06 VOL 2 #5

$5.99

VIZ

 

2,034

270

2.78

ALICE I/WONDERLAND #3 (Of 4)

$3.50

ANT

 

2,026

271

2.76

INCREDIBLE HULK #92

$2.99

MAR

 

2,012

272

2.75

HOUSEWIVES A/PLAY #15 (A)

$4.95

ERO

 

2,004

273

2.75

10TH MUSE VOL 2 #9

$2.99

ALI

 

2,004

274

2.74

NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES #16 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

 

1,997

275

2.72

HOW TO SELF PUBLISH COMICS #3 (Of 4)

$4.95

DDP

 

1,983

276

2.67

SQUADRON SUPREME #1

$2.99

MAR

 

1,946

277

2.61

BLACK COAT CALL TO ARMS #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

APE

 

1,902

278

2.57

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #2

$2.99

DC

 

1,873

279

2.56

BETTY & VERONICA #217

$2.25

ARC

 

1,866

280

2.55

SABRINA VOL 2 #75

$2.25

ARC

 

1,859

281

2.52

ZOMBIE-SAMA #1

$4.99

NAR

 

1,837

282

2.5

SUPERGIRL #5

$3.99

DC

 

1,822

283

2.42

POISON ELVES VENTURES #4 JACE (MR)

$3.50

SIR

 

1,764

284

2.41

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #169

$3.59

ARC

 

1,757

285

2.4

NEW AVENGERS #17

$2.50

MAR

 

1,749

286

2.3

NYC MECH BETA LOVE #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

1,676

287

2.29

INFINITE CRISIS #1 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

1,669

288

2.28

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #102

$3.69

ARC

 

1,662

289

2.25

RED SONJA VS THULSA DOOM #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

DE

 

1,640

290

2.24

JUSTICE #4 (Of 12)

$3.50

DC

 

1,633

291

2.16

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #137

$2.99

ANT

 

1,574

292

2.15

JUGHEAD #172

$2.25

ARC

 

1,567

293

2.15

AG SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #32 (A)

$4.99

ICA

 

1,567

294

2.13

INFINITE CRISIS #2 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

1,553

295

2.13

CHICANOS #6

$3.99

IDW

 

1,553

296

2.12

GENUS #76 (A)

$3.50

RAD

 

1,545

297

2.08

BROTHERS FALL O/LUCIFER #1 (Of 10)

$3.50

MRK

 

1,516

298

2.03

X-MEN #184

$2.50

MAR

 

1,480

299

2.02

SIXGUN SAMURAI #5

$2.99

ALI

 

1,472

300

1.95

STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/OLD REPUBLIC #3

$2.99

DAR

 

1,421

 

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

ALI = Alias Enterprises LLC

ANT = Antarctic Press

ARC = Archie Comic Publications

ASP = Aspen MLT Inc.

AVA = Avatar Press

BON = Bongo Comics

CAR = Cartoon Books

DEV = Devil's Due Publishing

DYN = Dynamite Entertainment

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 April, 2006.  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 April, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of April.  This information may not be reproduced in any format without also crediting Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Devil's Due, Archie, Aspen, Dynamite Entertainment 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, 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 March, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--March 2006.'

 

For the top 300 comic actual orders in March, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--March 2006.'

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual March orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''Infinite Crisis' #5 Up 11%' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in March, see 'Healthy Comic Periodical Market in March, Q1.'

 

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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