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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2006

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

Published: 10/17/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during September 2006.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in September, see 'Civil War On Top Again.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see 'Graphic Novels Lead Q3 Growth.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during September, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2006.'

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

11.75

PRIDE O/BAGHDAD HC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

10,734

2

11.05

WALKING DEAD VOL 5 BEST DEFENSE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

10,095

3

7.92

JUSTICE VOL 1 HC

$19.99

DC

 

7,235

4

6.57

NEW AVENGERS VOL 3 SECRETS & LIES TP

$14.99

MAR

 

6,002

5

5.6

LIFE & TIMES O/SCROOGE MCDUCK COMPANION SC

$16.99

GEM

 

5,116

6

5.57

BATMAN FACE THE FACE TP

$14.99

DC

 

5,089

7

4.83

ULTIMATE IRON MAN VOL 1 TP

$14.99

MAR

 

4,413

8

4.66

SUPERMAN UP UP & AWAY TP

$14.99

DC

 

4,257

9

4.58

BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL 2 TP

$14.99

DC

 

4,184

10

4.43

NEW AVENGERS VOL 4 COLLECTIVE PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

4,047

11

4.19

X-MEN END BOOK 3 MEN & X-MEN TP

$14.99

MAR

 

3,828

12

3.99

ESSENTIAL TALES O/ZOMBIE TP (MR)

$16.99

MAR

 

3,645

13

3.88

DOOM PATROL VOL 4 MUSCLEBOUND TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

3,545

14

3.86

JSA VOL 11 MIXED SIGNALS TP

$14.99

DC

 

3,526

15

3.85

ESSENTIAL THOR VOL 3 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,517

16

3.67

ESSENTIAL HULK VOL 4 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,353

17

3.64

BERSERK VOL 13 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

3,325

18

3.59

UNCANNY X-MEN NEW AGE VOL 5 FIRST FOURSAKEN TP

$11.99

MAR

 

3,280

19

3.48

JONAH HEX FACE FULL O/VIOLENCE TP

$12.99

DC

 

3,179

20

3.32

BATMAN GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT

$12.99

DC

 

3,033

21

3.23

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 DERAILED TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,951

22

3.23

ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP ULT COLL TP

$29.99

MAR

 

2,951

23

2.98

FABLES VOL 1 LEGENDS I/EXILE TP

$9.99

DC

 

2,722

24

2.95

X-MEN APOCALYPSE DRACULA TP

$10.99

MAR

 

2,695

25

2.91

NEGIMA VOL 11 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

2,658

26

2.81

LOSERS ENDGAME TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

2,567

27

2.68

SUPERMAN INFINITE CITY SC

$17.99

DC

 

2,448

28

2.55

BLEACH VOL 15 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

2,330

29

2.51

THOR ETERNALS SAGA VOL 1 TP

$24.99

MAR

 

2,293

30

2.4

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES JOHN BYRNE VOL 6 TP

$24.99

MAR

 

2,193

31

2.4

FANTASTIC FOUR LIFE FANTASTIC TP

$16.99

MAR

 

2,193

32

2.38

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 9 TP

$9.99

VIZ

 

2,174

33

2.37

BATGIRL DESTUCTIONS DAUGHTER TP

$19.99

DC

 

2,165

34

2.34

MS MARVEL VOL 1 BEST O/T BEST PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

2,138

35

2.28

SHAZAM FAMILY ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC

$49.99

DC

 

2,083

36

2.19

DAREDEVIL VOL 6 HC

$34.99

MAR

 

2,001

37

2.15

GRIMM FAIRY TALES VOL 1 TP

$15.99

ZEN

 

1,964

38

2.04

WOLVERINE CLASSIC VOL 4 TP

$14.99

MAR

 

1,864

39

1.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 3 WORLD TOUR TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,818

40

1.97

WILDCATS NEMESIS TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,800

41

1.96

DAUGHTERS O/T DRAGON SAMURAI BULLETS TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,791

42

1.89

ULTIMATES 2 VOL 1 GODS & MONSTERS TP

$15.99

MAR

 

1,727

43

1.88

OTHERWORLD VOL 1 BOOK ONE TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

1,718

44

1.85

SATSUMA GISHIDEN VOL 1 TP

$14.95

DAR

 

1,690

45

1.84

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,681

46

1.83

GEN 13 WHO THEY ARE & HOW THEY CAME TO BE TP

$14.99

DC

 

1,672

47

1.78

LITTLE BUTTERFLY VOL 2 GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,626

48

1.77

ENEMY ACE ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,617

49

1.76

GODLAND VOL 2 ANOTHER SUNNY DELIGHT TP

$14.99

IMA

 

1,608

50

1.71

HYBRID CHILD GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,562

51

1.71

QUITTER SC (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

1,562

52

1.71

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,562

53

1.71

ACTOR COMICS PRESENTS VOL 1 TP

$10.00

CEN

 

1,562

54

1.7

CLOSE THE LAST DOOR VOL 1 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,553

55

1.67

HAUNT O/HORROR EDGAR ALLAN POE HC (MR)

$19.99

MAR

 

1,526

56

1.67

CRYING FREEMAN VOL 3 TP (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

1,526

57

1.66

GI JOE VS TRANSFORMERS VOL 3 ART O/WAR TP

$14.95

DDP

 

1,517

58

1.62

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

$14.99

DC

 

1,480

59

1.55

HOW TO SELF PUBLISH COMICS TP

$14.95

DDP

 

1,416

60

1.53

TRANSFORMERS INFILTRATION TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,398

61

1.53

KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE VOL 1 TP (MR)

$10.95

DAR

 

1,398

62

1.52

ARMORQUEST GENESIS VOL 1 TP

$3.50

ALI

 

1,389

63

1.48

NEW MANGAVERSE RINGS O/FATE DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

1,352

64

1.45

TOP COWS BEST O/DAVID FINCH TP

$19.99

IMA

 

1,325

65

1.43

DEAR MY SELF GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,306

66

1.42

BANYA EXPLOSIVE DELIVERY MAN TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,297

67

1.42

SPIDER-GIRL PRESENTS FANTASTIC FIVE I/SEARCH DOOM DIGEST

$7.99

MAR

 

1,297

68

1.41

MARVEL MASTERWORKS HUMAN TORCH VOL 1 HC VAR ED 66

$54.99

MAR

 

1,288

69

1.41

KINGDOM HEARTS VOL 1-4 GN BXD SET

$23.99

TKP

 

1,288

70

1.4

STREET FIGHTER ULT ED

$49.99

UDO

 

1,279

71

1.34

WALKING DEAD VOL 2 MILES BEHIND US TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,224

72

1.33

WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,215

73

1.33

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 1 UNMANNED TP

$12.99

DC

 

1,215

74

1.3

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,188

75

1.27

ONE PIECE VOL 12 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,160

76

1.26

MARVEL ADVS SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 CONCRETE JUNGLE DIGEST TP

$6.99

MAR

 

1,151

77

1.22

KINGDOM COME TP

$14.99

DC

 

1,115

78

1.2

MARVEL ZOMBIES HC

$19.99

MAR

 

1,096

79

1.2

PREACHER VOL 1 GONE TO TEXAS TP NEW ED (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,096

80

1.19

MARVEL MASTERWORKS HUMAN TORCH VOL 1 NEW ED HC

$49.99

MAR

 

1,087

81

1.18

KISS O/FIRE SC (MR)

$24.95

DIG

 

1,078

82

1.17

FABLES VOL 7 ARABIAN NIGHTS & DAYS TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

1,069

83

1.14

SANDMAN VOL 1 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,041

84

1.13

LIONS TIGERS & BEARS VOL 1 TP

$12.99

IMA

 

1,032

85

1.12

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.99

DC

 

1,023

86

1.12

KINGDOM HEARTS VOL 1 GN (Of 4)

$5.99

TKP

 

1,023

87

1.09

CHICKENHARE HOUSE O/KLAUS TP

$9.95

DAR

 

996

88

1.07

PERHAPANAUTS TP

$15.95

DAR

 

978

89

1.05

SUPERMAN RED SON TP

$17.99

DC

 

959

90

1.05

LINE MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

959

91

1.04

DISNEY JR VOL 1 FINDING NEMO GN

$3.99

WAR

 

950

92

1.04

Y THE LAST MAN VOL 2 CYCLES TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

 

950

93

1

CANTARELLA VOL 4 GN (MR)

$10.99

GO

 

914

94

0.99

DISNEY JR VOL 2 LILO & STITCH GN

$3.99

WAR

 

904

95

0.97

FRUITS BASKET VOL 3 GN (Of 19)

$9.99

TKP

 

886

96

0.97

MUSEUM O/TERROR VOL 2 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

886

97

0.94

READ OR DIE VOL 4 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

859

98

0.93

ESSENTIAL INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

850

99

0.93

SCHOOL RUMBLE VOL 3 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

850

100

0.93

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

$12.99

DC

 

850


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 September, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of September.  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 August, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2006.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in August, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2006.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual August orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Meltzer's 'JLA' Tops 200k' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'Graphic Novels Pace Growth.'
 
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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