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Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2006

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

Published: 06/19/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during May 2006.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in May, see ''Civil War' Ends Reign of 'Infinite Crisis'.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see 'May Periodicals Boffo!'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during May, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--May 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

337.58

CIVIL WAR #1 (Of 7)*

$3.99

MAR

 

260,804

2

256.86

INFINITE CRISIS #7 (Of 7)

$3.99

DC

 

198,442

3

207.62

ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN #4*

$2.99

DC

 

160,401

4

182.47

52 WEEK #1**

$2.50

DC

 

140,971

5

170.24

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #2*

$2.99

MAR

 

131,522

6

166.19

52 WEEK #2**

$2.50

DC

 

128,393

7

160.48

52 WEEK #3**

$2.50

DC

 

123,982

8

159.62

NEW AVENGERS #19

$2.99

MAR

 

123,318

9

157.19

52 WEEK #4**

$2.50

DC

 

121,440

10

153.8

SUPERMAN BATMAN #26 (NOTE PRICE)

$3.99

DC

 

118,821

11

134.23

SUPERMAN BATMAN #25

$2.99

DC

 

103,702

12

133.14

SUPERGIRL #6*

$2.99

DC

 

102,860

13

132.78

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #30*

$2.99

MAR

 

102,582

14

123.67

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #532

$2.99

MAR

 

95,544

15

121.1

WOLVERINE #42

$2.99

MAR

 

93,558

16

102.95

X-MEN #186

$2.99

MAR

 

79,536

17

102.69

UNCANNY X-MEN #473

$2.99

MAR

 

79,335

18

102.16

GREEN LANTERN #11

$2.99

DC

 

78,926

19

100.21

X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS #6 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

 

77,419

20

100

BATMAN #653

$2.99

DC

 

77,257

21

97.51

MOON KNIGHT #2

$2.99

MAR

 

75,333

22

95.85

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #94

$2.99

MAR

 

74,051

23

95.22

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #95

$2.99

MAR

 

73,564

24

94.43

TEEN TITANS #35

$2.50

DC

 

72,954

25

93.5

ULTIMATE X-MEN #70

$2.99

MAR

 

72,235

26

92.88

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

71,756

27

92.53

TEEN TITANS #36

$2.99

DC

 

71,486

28

91.2

SUPERMAN #652

$2.99

DC

 

70,458

29

85.17

DETECTIVE COMICS #819

$2.99

DC

 

65,800

30

81.16

ACTION COMICS #838

$2.50

DC

 

62,702

31

80.12

ACTION COMICS #839

$2.99

DC

 

61,898

32

72.19

CRISIS AFTERMATH SPECTRE #1 (Of 3)

$2.99

DC

 

55,772

33

71.88

ION #2 (Of 12)

$2.99

DC

 

55,532

34

71.14

SECRET SIX #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

54,961

35

69.78

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #8

$2.99

MAR

 

53,910

36

68.11

JSA #85

$2.99

DC

 

52,620

37

67.95

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #26

$2.99

MAR

 

52,496

38

65.08

SHADOWPACT #1

$2.99

DC

 

50,279

39

64.32

CRISIS AFTERMATH BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

49,692

40

63.69

SQUADRON SUPREME #3

$2.99

MAR

 

49,205

41

63.21

CRISIS AFTERMATH BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

48,834

42

62.31

X-MEN 198 #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

48,139

43

62

DAREDEVIL #85

$2.99

MAR

 

47,899

44

61.05

SON O/M #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

47,165

45

60.5

CAPTAIN AMERICA #18

$2.99

MAR

 

46,740

46

60.28

INCREDIBLE HULK #95

$2.99

MAR

 

46,571

47

59.64

NIGHTWING #120

$2.99

DC

 

46,076

48

59.16

OUTSIDERS #36

$2.99

DC

 

45,705

49

58.92

SUPERGIRL & LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #18

$2.99

DC

 

45,520

50

57.36

X-FACTOR #7

$2.99

MAR

 

44,315

51

57.25

ANNIHILATION SILVER SURFER #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

44,230

52

56.76

X-MEN END MEN & X-MEN #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

43,851

53

56.71

SHE-HULK 2 #8

$2.99

MAR

 

43,812

54

55.72

MS MARVEL #3

$2.99

MAR

 

43,048

55

54.07

CHECKMATE #2

$2.99

DC

 

41,773

56

53.99

BLUE BEETLE #3

$2.99

DC

 

41,711

57

53.61

ROBIN #150

$2.99

DC

 

41,417

58

51.87

NEW X-MEN #26

$2.99

MAR

 

40,073

59

51.26

ANNIHILATION NOVA #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

39,602

60

50.8

FANTASTIC FOUR DEATH I/T FAMILY

$3.99

MAR

 

39,247

61

50.72

GREEN ARROW #62

$2.99

DC

 

39,185

62

50.3

IRON MAN #8

$2.99

MAR

 

38,860

63

50.15

NEW EXCALIBUR #7

$2.99

MAR

 

38,744

64

49.61

ANNIHILATION SUPER SKRULL #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

38,327

65

48.47

JSA CLASSIFIED #12

$2.99

DC

 

37,446

66

47

ANNIHILATION RONAN #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

36,311

67

45.18

BIRDS O/PREY #94

$2.99

DC

 

34,905

68

44.63

PUNISHER #33 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

34,480

69

44.06

EXILES #80

$2.99

MAR

 

34,039

70

43.89

EXILES #81

$2.99

MAR

 

33,908

71

43.75

JLA CLASSIFIED #21

$2.99

DC

 

33,800

72

42.21

AQUAMAN SWORD O/ATLANTIS #42

$2.99

DC

 

32,610

73

42.04

RED SONJA #10*

$2.99

DE

 

32,479

74

41.72

LAST PLANET STANDING #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

32,232

75

41

CONAN #28 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

31,675

76

39.94

BATMAN SECRETS #3 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

30,856

77

39.89

NEXTWAVE AGENTS O/HATE #5*

$1.25

MAR

 

30,818

78

39.07

CATWOMAN #55

$2.99

DC

 

30,184

79

38.7

HAWKGIRL #52

$2.99

DC

 

29,898

80

37.75

LAST PLANET STANDING #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

29,165

81

36.41

X-MEN APOCALYPSE DRACULA #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

28,129

82

36.36

BLACK PANTHER #16

$2.99

MAR

 

28,091

83

35.29

TRANSFORMERS INFILTRATION #5

$2.99

IDW

 

27,264

84

34.97

SPAWN #156

$2.95

IMA

 

27,017

85

34.38

SHE-HULK 2 #7

$2.99

MAR

 

26,561

86

33.67

PUNISHER TYGER (RES) (MR)

$4.99

MAR

 

26,012

87

33.48

Y THE LAST MAN #45 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

25,866

88

33.44

BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED #4 (Of 4)

$5.99

DC

 

25,835

89

33.22

CABLE DEADPOOL #28

$2.99

MAR

 

25,665

90

31.64

FABLES #49 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

24,444

91

31.61

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #205

$2.99

DC

 

24,421

92

31.36

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #206

$2.99

DC

 

24,228

93

30.86

RUNAWAYS #16

$2.99

MAR

 

23,842

94

30.76

STAR WARS REBELLION #2

$2.99

DAR

 

23,764

95

30.73

THUNDERBOLTS #102

$2.99

MAR

 

23,741

96

30.57

POWERS #18 (MR)

$2.95

MAR

 

23,617

97

30.16

FIRESTORM NUCLEAR MAN #25

$2.99

DC

 

23,301

98

30.06

STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC #5

$2.99

DAR

 

23,223

99

29.67

X-MEN FAIRY TALES #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,922

100

29.24

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

$2.99

IDW

 

22,590

101

29.14

STORM #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,513

102

28.87

BOOKS O/DOOM #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

22,304

103

28.83

MAN-BAT #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

22,273

104

28.67

CONAN BOOK O/THOTH #3 (Of 4)

$4.99

DAR

 

22,150

105

28.36

JONAH HEX #7

$2.99

DC

 

21,910

106

28.33

RED SONJA CLAW DEVILS HANDS #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

DC

 

21,887

107

27.61

ALL NEW OFF HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #5

$3.99

MAR

 

21,331

108

27.38

RED SONJA VS THULSA DOOM #4 (Of 4)

$3.50

DE

 

21,153

109

26.68

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

$2.95

DDP

 

20,612

110

26.65

EX MACHINA #20 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

20,589

111

26.59

SGT ROCK PROPHECY #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

20,543

112

26.34

SENTINEL SQUAD ONE #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

20,349

113

25.57

CAPTAIN ATOM ARMAGEDDON #8 (Of 9)

$2.99

DC

 

19,755

114

25.53

IRON MAN INEVITABLE #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

19,724

115

25.38

BATMAN JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #9 (Of 12)

$2.50

DC

 

19,608

116

25.37

SOULFIRE #7 (RES)

$2.99

ASP

 

19,600

117

25.36

THING #7

$2.99

MAR

 

19,592

118

25.05

FELL #5

$1.99

IMA

 

19,353

119

25

FANTASTIC FOUR FIRST FAMILY #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

19,314

120

24.39

MARVEL TEAM-UP #20

$2.99

MAR

 

18,843

121

24.18

FANTASTIC FOUR #536*

$2.99

MAR

 

18,681

122

23.92

WARLORD #4

$2.99

DC

 

18,480

123

23.79

FURY PEACEMAKER #4 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

 

18,379

124

23.49

GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #11

$2.95

DDP

 

18,148

125

22.96

SPIDER-GIRL #98

$2.99

MAR

 

17,738

126

22.74

NEIL GAIMANS NEVERWHERE #7 (Of 9)

$2.99

DC

 

17,568

127

21.37

BPRD UNIVERSAL MACHINE #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

16,510

128

21.33

CYBERFORCE #3

$2.99

IMA

 

16,479

129

21.08

SPIDER-MAN UNLTD #15

$2.99

MAR

 

16,286

130

21.04

ARES #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

16,255

131

20.79

ARMY O/DARKNESS #7*

$2.99

DE

 

16,062

132

20.66

LOVELESS #7 (RES) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

15,961

133

20.63

ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS HULK DIRECTORS CUT

$4.99

MAR

 

15,938

134

20.45

LIBERTY MEADOWS #37 (RES)

$2.95

IMA

 

15,799

135

20.28

MANHUNTER #22

$2.99

DC

 

15,668

136

20.26

BITE CLUB VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

15,652

137

19.91

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

$2.99

MAR

 

15,382

138

19.87

ETERNALS SKETCHBOOK

$1.99

MAR

 

15,351

139

19.7

FANTASTIC FOUR #537*

$2.99

MAR

 

15,220

140

19.45

DMZ #7 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

15,026

141

19.11

AMERICAN VIRGIN #3 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

14,764

142

18.79

HAUNT O/HORROR EDGAR ALLAN POE #1 (Of 3) (MR)

$3.99

MAR

 

14,517

143

18.71

WRAITHBORN #6 (Of 6)

$3.99

DC

 

14,455

144

18.4

MARVEL ZOMBIES #1 (Of 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

14,215

145

18.37

WITCHBLADE #98

$2.99

IMA

 

14,192

146

18.33

MARVEL LEGACY 1970S HANDBOOK

$4.99

MAR

 

14,161

147

18.33

HELLBLAZER #220 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

14,161

148

18.28

WILDCATS NEMESIS #9 (Of 9)

$2.99

DC

 

14,123

149

17.98

MARVEL ADVS AVENGERS #1

$2.99

MAR

 

13,891

150

17.92

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS (IDW) #3 (NOTE PRICE)

$2.49

IDW

 

13,844

151

17.46

100 BULLETS #72 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

13,489

152

17.25

BLOOD O/T DEMON #15

$2.99

DC

 

13,327

153

17.07

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE GRIND #1 (Of 3) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

13,188

154

16.64

ZOMBIES #1

$3.99

IDW

 

12,856

155

16.49

BLUE BEETLE #1*

$2.99

DC

 

12,740

156

16

TESTAMENT #6 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

12,361

157

15.77

INFINITE CRISIS #6 (Of 7)*

$3.99

DC

 

12,183

158

15.59

SHRUGGED #0

$2.50

ASP

 

12,044

159

15.28

ANGEL SPOTLIGHT ILLYRIA ONE SHOT

$3.99

IDW

 

11,805

160

15.12

PAINKILLER JANE #2*

$2.99

DE

 

11,681

161

14.76

GIRLS #13 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

11,403

162

14.68

SPIKE VS DRACULA #3 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

11,341

163

14.49

MARVEL ZOMBIES #5 (Of 5)*

$2.99

MAR

 

11,195

164

14.45

DAUGHTERS O/T DRAGON #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

11,164

165

14.42

TEEN TITANS GO #31

$2.25

DC

 

11,140

166

14.21

EXTERMINATORS #5 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,978

167

13.85

SIMPSONS COMICS #118

$2.99

BON

 

10,700

168

13.83

RISING STARS UNTOUCHABLE #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

IMA

 

10,685

169

13.73

MAJESTIC #17

$2.99

DC

 

10,607

170

13.6

ANGEL SPOTLIGHT GUNN ONE SHOT

$3.99

IDW

 

10,507

171

13.56

ALBION #5 (Of 6) (RES)

$2.99

DC

 

10,476

172

13.5

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLTD #21

$2.25

DC

 

10,430

173

13.46

LUCIFER #74 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

10,399

174

13.44

CONAN #27 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

10,383

175

13.1

NECROMANCER #5

$2.99

IMA

 

10,121

176

12.74

TEAM ZERO #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

DC

 

9,843

177

12.69

WOLFSKIN #1 (Of 3) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

 

9,804

178

12.4

AMERICAN WAY #4 (Of 8)

$2.99

DC

 

9,580

179

12.37

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #38 (MR)

$2.95

BRO

 

9,557

180

12.36

BATMAN #652*

$2.50

DC

 

9,549

181

12.3

NEW MANGAVERSE #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

9,503

182

12.25

SKYE RUNNER #2*

$2.99

DC

 

9,464

183

11.95

FORGOTTEN REALMS DARK ELF SOJOURN #2 CVR A (Of 3)

$4.95

DDP

 

9,232

184

11.86

RIVAL SCHOOLS #1*

$4.95

UDO

 

9,163

185

11.85

FALLEN ANGEL IDW #5 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

 

9,155

186

11.79

ELFQUEST DISCOVERY #3 (Of 4)

$3.99

DC

 

9,109

187

11.61

STRANGERS I/PARADISE #82

$2.95

ABS

 

8,970

188

11.6

SPIKE LOST & FOUND ONE SHOT

$7.49

IDW

 

8,962

189

11.31

DOC SAMSON #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

8,738

190

11.11

LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE #4 (Of 4)*

$3.99

AVA

 

8,583

191

11

JUSTICE #5 (Of 12)*

$3.50

DC

 

8,498

192

10.96

BATMAN STRIKES #21

$2.25

DC

 

8,467

193

10.89

FUTURAMA COMICS #25

$2.99

BON

 

8,413

194

10.79

MOUSE GUARD #3 (Of 6)

$3.50

ARS

 

8,336

195

10.71

ION #1 (Of 12)*

$2.99

DC

 

8,274

196

10.56

UNDERWORLD #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

8,158

197

10.49

HARD TIME SEASON TWO #6

$2.99

DC

 

8,104

198

10.45

WARREN ELLIS BLACK GAS #3*

$3.99

AVA

 

8,073

199

10.35

DETECTIVE COMICS #817 2ND PTG

$2.50

DC

 

7,996

200

10.34

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #1

$2.99

MAR

 

7,988

201

10.26

MOUSE GUARD #2

$3.50

ARS

 

7,927

202

10.09

SWAMP THING #27 (MR)

$2.99

DC

 

7,795

203

10.03

DETECTIVE COMICS #818*

$2.50

DC

 

7,749

204

9.87

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #162

$2.25

ARC

 

7,625

205

9.77

TEEN TITANS #34*

$2.50

DC

 

7,548

206

9.49

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #531

$2.99

MAR

 

7,332

207

9.46

JUSTICE #4 (Of 12)*

$3.50

DC

 

7,309

208

9.4

BUCKAROO BANZAI #1 (Of 3)

$3.50

MOO

 

7,262

209

9.18

LAST CHRISTMAS #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

IMA

 

7,092

210

9.15

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #6

$2.99

MAR

 

7,069

211

8.92

SAVAGE DRAGON #126

$2.99

IMA

 

6,891

212

8.61

ABC A TO Z TOP 10 & TEAMS

$3.99

DC

 

6,652

213

8.56

AVENGERS & POWER PACK ASSEMBLE #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

6,613

214

8.53

LOADED BIBLE JESUS VS VAMPIRES ONE SHOT (MR)

$4.99

IMA

 

6,590

215

8.34

GI JOE SIGMA 6 #6

$2.95

DDP

 

6,443

216

8.31

BLUE BEETLE #2*

$2.99

DC

 

6,420

217

8.09

EMISSARY #1

$3.50

IMA

 

6,250

218

8.05

CHECKMATE #1*

$2.99

DC

 

6,219

219

8.03

SONIC X #8

$2.25

ARC

 

6,204

220

8

LOCAL #5 (Of 12) (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

6,181

221

8

MEDIEVAL LADY DEATH WAR O/T WINDS #2 (Of 8)*

$3.99

AVA

 

6,181

222

7.98

MARVEL ADVS SPIDER-MAN #15

$2.99

MAR

 

6,165

223

7.89

SONIC X #9

$2.25

ARC

 

6,096

224

7.82

ZOOM SUIT #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

SUP

 

6,041

225

7.77

OMAC PROJECT INFINITE CRISIS SP*

$4.99

DC

 

6,003

226

7.41

ROBIN #148*

$2.50

DC

 

5,725

227

7.06

ACTION COMICS #837*

$2.50

DC

 

5,454

228

7

THUNDERBOLT JAXON #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

DC

 

5,408

229

6.92

CRISIS AFTERMATH BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #1 (Of 6)*

$2.99

DC

 

5,346

230

6.85

MOON KNIGHT #1*

$2.99

MAR

 

5,292

231

6.85

CLIVE BARKERS GREAT & SECRET SHOW #3 (Of 12)

$3.99

IDW

 

5,292

232

6.81

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #114

$4.99

KZR

 

5,261

233

6.74

CITY O/HEROES #13

$2.99

IMA

 

5,207

234

6.71

WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE TASTER

$3.99

IDW

 

5,184

235

6.7

PVP #26

$2.99

IMA

 

5,176

236

6.68

MY INNER BIMBO #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

5,161

237

6.6

GREEN ARROW #60*

$2.50

DC

 

5,099

238

6.58

WONDERLAND #1

$3.50

SLG

 

5,084

239

6.57

LADY DEATH INFERNAL SINS SP CVR*

$2.99

AVA

 

5,076

240

6.54

FEAR AGENT #4

$2.99

IMA

 

5,053

241

6.53

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1

$3.99

MAR

 

5,045

242

6.47

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

$2.99

IMA

 

4,999

243

6.31

METAL GEAR SOLID SONS O/LIBERTY #6

$3.99

IDW

 

4,875

244

6.31

UNCLE SCROOGE #354

$6.95

GEM

 

4,875

245

6.26

MARVEL ADVS FANTASTIC FOUR #12

$2.99

MAR

 

4,836

246

6.18

ARCHENEMIES #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

4,774

247

6.08

QUEEN & COUNTRY #30 (MR)

$2.99

ONI

 

4,697

248

5.99

GREEN ARROW #61 2ND PTG

$2.50

DC

 

4,628

249

5.91

RAYMOND E FEIST MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #1 BOOTH CVR

$2.95

DAB

 

4,566

250

5.83

DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #340

$2.95

GEM

 

4,504

251

5.82

SCOOBY DOO #108

$2.25

DC

 

4,496

252

5.79

MARVEL ROMANCE REDUX I SHOULD HAVE BEEN BLONDE

$2.99

MAR

 

4,473

253

5.79

GODLAND #11

$2.99

IMA

 

4,473

254

5.79

SHONEN JUMP JULY 06 #43

$4.99

VIZ

 

4,473

255

5.51

CTHULHU TALES #1

$6.99

BOO

 

4,257

256

5.49

OUTSIDERS #34 2ND PTG

$2.50

DC

 

4,241

257

5.45

MARVEL MILESTONES BLACK PANTHER STORM & KA-ZAR

$3.99

MAR

 

4,211

258

5.42

LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #16 (MR)

$4.50

FAN

 

4,187

259

5.36

GOLD DIGGER #75*

$2.99

ANT

 

4,141

260

5.35

TRUTH JUSTIN & AMERICAN WAY #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

IMA

 

4,133

261

5.29

MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #289

$2.95

GEM

 

4,087

262

5.25

SEA O/RED #9 (RES) (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

4,056

263

5.25

ORSON SCOTT CARD WYRMS #1 CVR A

$2.95

DAB

 

4,056

264

5.18

HERO SQUARED ONGOING #1

$3.99

BOO

 

4,002

265

5.05

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529*

$2.50

MAR

 

3,901

266

5.04

VILLAINS UNITED INFINITE CRISIS SP

$4.99

DC

 

3,894

267

5.02

REX MUNDI #18

$2.99

IMA

 

3,878

268

4.94

HAUNTED MANSION #3

$2.95

SLG

 

3,816

269

4.86

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #669

$6.95

GEM

 

3,755

270

4.81

NEGATIVE BURN #1

$5.99

IMA

 

3,716

271

4.76

APOCALYPSE NERD #3

$2.99

DAR

 

3,677

272

4.69

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #113 (MR)

$2.99

DAR

 

3,623

273

4.52

BOMB QUEEN #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$3.50

IMA

 

3,492

274

4.48

WILL EISNERS JOHN LAW ANGELS ASHES DEVILS DUST #1

$3.99

IDW

 

3,461

275

4.47

ATOMIKA #7 (Of 12)

$2.99

MER

 

3,453

276

4.41

HAWKGIRL #50*

$2.50

DC

 

3,407

277

4.4

SEA O/RED #10 (RES) (MR)

$2.99

IMA

 

3,399

278

4.39

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #100

$2.25

ARC

 

3,392

279

4.35

WALT DISNEYS VACATION PARADE #3

$8.95

GEM

 

3,361

280

4.27

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #27

$2.95

MIR

 

3,299

281

4.2

NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI SP

$3.99

MAR

 

3,245

282

4.2

LADY DEATH INFERNAL SINS

$2.50

AVA

 

3,245

283

4.13

BOOK O/SHADOWS #2 (Of 2)

$3.50

IMA

 

3,191

284

4.06

TALES O/ALVIN MAKER RED PROPHET #2 CVR A

$2.95

DAB

 

3,137

285

3.97

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

$3.99

IDW

 

3,067

286

3.97

ANGEL SCRIPTBOOK #3

$3.99

IDW

 

3,067

287

3.96

INCREDIBLE HULK #94

$2.99

MAR

 

3,059

288

3.91

FEAR DEAD ZOMBIE SURVIVORS JOURNAL

$6.99

BOO

 

3,021

289

3.88

DEADWORLD #4 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

 

2,998

290

3.84

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #530

$2.50

MAR

 

2,967

291

3.83

BLACKBEARD LEGACY #1

$3.50

ALI

 

2,959

292

3.75

SUPERGIRL & LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #17

$2.99

DC

 

2,897

293

3.74

REVOLUTION O/PLANET O/T APES #4 (Of 6)

$3.95

MET

 

2,889

294

3.7

DORK TOWER #33

$3.49

DOR

 

2,859

295

3.69

STRANGE GIRL #8

$2.99

IMA

 

2,851

296

3.66

ARTESIA BESIEGED #1 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.95

ARS

 

2,828

297

3.63

TALES O/TMNT #22

$3.25

MIR

 

2,804

298

3.6

COBB OFF LEASH #1

$3.99

IDW

 

2,781

299

3.59

TALES O/TMNT #23

$3.25

MIR

 

2,774

300

3.59

LOONEY TUNES #138

$2.25

DC

 

2,774

 

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

UDO = Udon Entertainment

 

These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during May, 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 May, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of May.  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 April, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novel Actual--April 2006.'

 

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual April orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''Infinite Crisis' Still Dominant' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in April, see 'Periodicals Drive April Sales.'

 

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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