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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2006

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

Published: 07/17/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during June 2006.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in June, see ''Civil War' Remains White Hot.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Comics Lead Strong Quarter.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

8.04

POWER GIRL TP

$14.99

DC

 

6,153

2

8.03

SUPERGIRL POWER TP

$14.99

DC

 

6,145

3

7.79

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN VOL 2 TP

$16.99

DC

 

5,961

4

7.75

BATMAN UNDER HOOD VOL 2 TP

$9.99

DC

 

5,931

5

7.04

DMZ VOL 1 O/GROUND TP (MR)

$9.99

DC

 

5,387

6

5.73

MEGATKPYO VOL 4

$9.99

DC

 

4,385

7

5.46

SUPERMAN BATMAN COLL SET

$29.99

DC

 

4,178

8

5.45

GREEN LANTERN CORPS RECHARGE TP

$12.99

DC

 

4,171

9

5.35

INVINCIBLE VOL 6 DIFFERENT WORLD TP

$14.99

IMA

 

4,094

10

5.19

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 5 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,972

11

5.1

SUPERMAN DOOMSDAY OMNIBUS TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,903

12

4.93

WIZARD BEST O/BASIC TRAINING STORYTELLING

$19.99

WIZ

 

3,773

13

4.28

CONAN VOL 3 TOWER O/T ELEPHANT & STORIES TP

$15.95

DAR

 

3,275

14

4.23

ESSENTIAL SAVAGE SHE-HULK VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,237

15

4.21

NARUTO VOL 10 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

3,222

16

4.19

GHOST RIDWR ROAD TO DAMNATION PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

3,206

17

4.11

UNCANNY X-MEN NEW AGE VOL 4 END O/GREYS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,145

18

4.01

SHE-HULK VOL 3 TIME TRIALS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,069

19

4.01

JLA CLASSIFIED NEW MAPS O/HELL TP

$12.99

DC

 

3,069

20

4

SUPERMAN VERSUS LEX LUTHOR TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,061

21

3.98

KINGDOM HEARTS VOL 4 GN (Of 4)

$5.99

TKP

 

3,046

22

3.95

WONDER WOMAN VOL 4 DESTINY CALLING TP

$19.99

DC

 

3,023

23

3.8

CANT GET NO SC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

2,908

24

3.79

DECIMATION GENERATION M TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,900

25

3.65

SUPERMAN OUR WORLDS A/WAR COMP ED

$24.99

DC

 

2,793

26

3.63

FANTASTIC FOUR J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL 1 TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,778

27

3.57

SUPREME POWER NIGHTHAWK TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,732

28

3.55

PATH O/T ASSASSIN VOL 1 SERVING I/T DARK TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

2,717

29

3.49

PUNISHER VS BULLSEYE TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,671

30

3.47

OH MY GODDESS VOL 23 RTL TP

$10.95

DAR

 

2,655

31

3.42

STAR WARS OMNIBUS X-WING ROGUE SQUADRON VOL 1 TP

$24.95

DAR

 

2,617

32

3.3

CHAMPIONS CLASSIC VOL 1 TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,525

33

3.24

INFINITY GAUNTLET TP

$24.99

MAR

 

2,479

34

3.05

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER VOL 7 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,334

35

3

MICKEY MOUSE ADVS VOL 10 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,296

36

2.97

DOWN WARREN ELLIS TP

$15.99

IMA

 

2,273

37

2.95

SEVEN SOLDIERS O/VICTORY VOL 3 TP

$14.99

DC

 

2,257

38

2.94

LADY SNOWBLOOD VOL 4 RETRIBUTION PT 2 TP (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

2,250

39

2.91

EARTH X TP

$29.99

MAR

 

2,227

40

2.8

MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL 3 LEAGUE O/LOSERS TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,143

41

2.61

CHRONO CRUSADE MANGA VOL 8 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,997

42

2.57

DAREDEVIL VOL 5 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,967

43

2.52

YELLOW VOL 4 GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,928

44

2.5

CONAN & DEMONS O/KHITAI TP (MR)

$12.95

DAR

 

1,913

45

2.38

FEAR AGENT VOL 1 REIGNITION TP

$9.99

IMA

 

1,821

46

2.36

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 7 PAPER DOLLS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,806

47

2.36

BATMAN DYNAMIC DUO ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,806

48

2.36

FANTASTIC FOUR IRON MAN BIG I/JAPAN TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,806

49

2.32

DEARS VOL 7 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,775

50

2.31

HELLSPAWN ASHLEY WOOD COLL TP

$24.95

IMA

 

1,768

51

2.3

BATTLE CLUB VOL 2 GN (Of 3) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,760

52

2.29

CRYING FREEMAN VOL 2 TP (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

1,752

53

2.27

LIBERTY MEADOWS VOL 1 TP

$14.99

IMA

 

1,737

54

2.25

YOSHITAKA AMANO FAIRIES HC

$24.95

DAR

 

1,722

55

2.22

BLEACH VOL 13 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,699

56

2.21

ETERNALS BY JACK KIRBY HC

$75.00

MAR

 

1,691

57

2.16

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS WOLVERINE VOL 3 TP

$12.99

MAR

 

1,653

58

2.11

SOUTHLAND TALES BK 1 TWO ROADS DIVERGE

$12.95

GRA

 

1,615

59

2.1

TENJHO TENGE VOL 8

$9.99

DC

 

1,607

60

2.1

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,607

61

2.1

RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 27 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,607

62

2.09

LITTLE LULU VOL 10 ALL DRESSED TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,599

63

2.08

JAZZ VOL 2 GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,592

64

2.04

OUR KINGDOM VOL 3 GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,561

65

2.01

ALIENS PREDATOR PANEL TO PANEL TP

$19.95

DAR

 

1,538

66

2

LA ESPERANCA VOL 3 GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,531

67

1.94

ACTION PHILOSOPHERS VOL 1 GIANT SIZED THING TP

$6.95

EVI

 

1,485

68

1.93

SPIDWR-GIRL VOL 6 TOO MANY SPIDWRS DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,477

69

1.92

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,469

70

1.91

CLAN O/NAKAGAMIS GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,462

71

1.89

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 1 GIFTED TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,446

72

1.88

LIBERTY MEADOWS VOL 2 TP

$14.99

IMA

 

1,439

73

1.83

HOT GIMMICK VOL 11 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,400

74

1.8

MAJESTIC VOL 2 TP

$14.99

DC

 

1,377

75

1.69

HOUSE O/M TP

$24.99

MAR

 

1,293

76

1.66

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,270

77

1.62

BEST O/SPIDWR-MAN VOL 5 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

1,240

78

1.62

BPRD BLACK FLAME TP

$17.95

DAR

 

1,240

79

1.62

CANNON GOD EXAXXION STAGE 5 VOL 5 TP

$15.95

DAR

 

1,240

80

1.59

ALAN MOORE COMP FUTURE SHOCK TP

$23.99

REB

 

1,217

81

1.57

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,201

82

1.55

STUPID COMICS COLL TP

$12.99

IMA

 

1,186

83

1.55

ANGEL SANCTUARY VOL 14 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,186

84

1.54

HANA KIMI VOL 12 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,178

85

1.54

FLAMING CARROT VOL 6 FIRST IMAGE SER VOL TP

$14.99

IMA

 

1,178

86

1.53

MARVEL MASTERWORKS RAWHIDW KID VOL 1 HC VAR ED 63

$54.99

MAR

 

1,171

87

1.52

MARVEL MASTERWORKS RAWHIDW KID VOL 1 HC NEW ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,163

88

1.52

DE TALES VOL 1 TP

$14.95

DAR

 

1,163

89

1.51

SUPERMAN BATMAN VOL 2 SUPERGIRL TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,156

90

1.51

MAGE VOL 2 HERO DEFINED TP

$24.99

IMA

 

1,156

91

1.51

VAGABOND VOL 21 TP (MR)

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,156

92

1.5

WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,148

93

1.48

ANGEL OLD FRIENDS TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,133

94

1.47

MARVEL ADVS SPIDWR-MAN VOL 3 DOOM W/VIEW DIGEST TP

$6.99

MAR

 

1,125

95

1.44

KINGDOM COME TP

$14.99

DC

 

1,102

96

1.42

NANA VOL 3 TP

$8.99

VIZ

 

1,087

97

1.42

LOVE MODE VOL 3 GN (Of 11) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,087

98

1.38

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL 2 DANGEROUS TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,056

99

1.37

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

$12.99

DC

 

1,048

100

1.36

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,041

 
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 June, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of June.  This information may not be reproduced in any format without also crediting Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
 
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 May, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2006.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in May, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2006.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual May orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see ''Civil War' Ends Reign of 'Infinite Crisis'' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see 'May Periodicals Boffo!'
 
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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