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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2006

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

Published: 11/20/2006 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during October 2006.

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in October, see 'Civil War Wins Despite Absence.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see 'Hardcovers Drive Graphic Novel Sales.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during October, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2006.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

24.49

FABLES 1001 NIGHTS O/SNOWFALL HC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

15,289

2

18.68

INFINITE CRISIS HC

$24.99

DC

 

11,662

3

10.38

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 14 PHOENIX? TP

$14.99

MAR

 

6,480

4

9.32

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 6 FRIGHTFUL TP

$14.99

MAR

 

5,819

5

8.27

INFINITE CRISIS COMPANION TP

$14.99

DC

 

5,163

6

8.18

ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL 1 HC (MR)

$99.00

DC

 

5,107

7

8.15

WOLVERINE ORIGIN PREM HC*

$19.99

MAR

 

5,088

8

8.14

MARVEL ZOMBIES HC

$19.99

MAR

 

5,082

9

8.02

KINGDOM HEARTS CHAIN O/MEMORIES VOL 1 GN

$9.99

TKP

 

5,007

10

7.63

INVINCIBLE VOL 7 THREES COMPANY TP

$14.99

IMA

 

4,763

11

7.51

RUNAWAYS VOL 6 PARENTAL GUIDANCE DIGEST TP

$7.99

MAR

 

4,689

12

7.31

SPIDER-MAN OTHER TP

$24.99

MAR

 

4,564

13

7.28

CAPTAIN AMERICA WINTER SOLDIER VOL 2 TP

$14.99

MAR

 

4,545

14

6.77

DAREDEVIL DEVIL INSIDE & OUT VOL 1 TP

$14.99

MAR

 

4,227

15

6.76

SHOWCASE PRESENTS PHANTOM STRANGER VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

4,220

16

6.63

SHOWCASE CHALLENGERS O/T UNKNOWN VOL 1 TP

$16.99

DC

 

4,139

17

6.48

SUPERMAN RETURNS PREQUEL TP

$12.99

DC

 

4,046

18

6.44

DESOLATION JONES TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

 

4,021

19

6.37

PRIDE O/BAGHDAD HC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

3,977

20

5.69

WOLVERINE ORIGINS VOL 1 BORN I/BLOOD PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

3,552

21

5.28

ESSENTIAL MARVEL HORROR VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,296

22

4.81

LOVELESS VOL 3 GN (OF 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

3,003

23

4.76

LEGION O/SUPER HEROES VOL 3 SUPERGIRL

$14.99

DC

 

2,972

24

4.73

AMERICAN VIRGIN HEAD TP (MR)

$9.99

DC

 

2,953

25

4.65

WALKING DEAD VOL 5 BEST DEFENSE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

2,903

26

4.55

ARES GOD O/WAR TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,841

27

4.38

SPAWN COLL VOL 2 TP

$29.95

IMA

 

2,734

28

4.35

YOUNG AVENGERS VOL 2 FAMILY MATTERS PREM HC

$22.99

MAR

 

2,716

29

4.32

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 7 HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,697

30

4.3

INU YASHA VOL 27 TP

$8.95

VIZ

 

2,685

31

4.27

EXILES VOL 13 WORLD TOUR BK 2 TP

$23.99

MAR

 

2,666

32

4.13

STAR WARS EMPIRE VOL 6 FOOTSTEPS O/THEIR FATHERS TP

$17.95

DAR

 

2,578

33

4.06

BATMAN GOTHAM COUNTY LINE TP

$17.99

DC

 

2,535

34

4.05

BIRDS O/PREY BATTLE WITHIN TP

$17.99

DC

 

2,528

35

4.04

DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 20 TP

$7.95

GEM

 

2,522

36

3.98

LIBERTY MEADOWS COVER GIRL HC

$24.99

IMA

 

2,485

37

3.86

SUPERMARKET TP

$17.99

IDW

 

2,410

38

3.74

HEROES REBORN FANTASTIC FOUR TP

$29.99

MAR

 

2,335

39

3.71

LAST PLANET STANDING TP

$13.99

MAR

 

2,316

40

3.68

COMPLETE PEANUTS VOL 6 1961-1962 HC

$28.95

FAN

 

2,297

41

3.65

BLACK PANTHER BRIDE TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,279

42

3.58

RED SONJA VOL 1 TP

$19.99

DE

 

2,235

43

3.55

PULSE VOL 3 FEAR TP

$14.99

MAR

 

2,216

44

3.46

ELFQUEST DISCOVERY TP

$14.99

DC

 

2,160

45

3.45

STAR WARS OMNIBUS X-WING ROGUE SQUADRON VOL 2 TP

$24.95

DAR

 

2,154

46

3.27

DR STRANGE VS DRACULA MONTESI FORMULA TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,041

47

3.27

WOLVERINE ENEMY O/T STATE COMP ED HC

$34.99

MAR

 

2,041

48

3.23

SAIYUKI RELOAD VOL 5 GN (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,017

49

3.12

FROM HELL TP

$35.00

TOP

 

1,948

50

3.05

GTO EARLY YEARS SHONAN JUNAI GUMI VOL 2 GN (Of 15) (MR)

$12.99

TKP

 

1,904

51

3.02

FOUNTAIN SC (MR)

$19.99

DC

 

1,885

52

2.92

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN FERAL PREM HC

$19.99

MAR

 

1,823

53

2.92

MARVEL ADVS AVENGERS VOL 1 HEROES ASSEMBLED DIGEST TP

$6.99

MAR

 

1,823

54

2.89

HALO GRAPHIC NOVEL HC (MR)

$24.99

MAR

 

1,804

55

2.84

300 HC

$30.00

DAR

 

1,773

56

2.81

EC ARCHIVES WEIRD SCIENCE VOL 1 HC

$49.95

GEM

 

1,754

57

2.64

OUR KINGDOM VOL 4 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,648

58

2.63

AI YORI AOSHI VOL 14 GN (OF 17) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,642

59

2.62

ZOMBEE GN (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,636

60

2.61

JAZZ VOL 3 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,629

61

2.6

RIN VOL 1 GN

$12.95

DIG

 

1,623

62

2.47

JUNJO ROMANTICA VOL 1 GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,542

63

2.41

NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL 3 HC

$49.99

DC

 

1,505

64

2.38

TENJHO TENGE VOL 10

$9.99

DC

 

1,486

65

2.37

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 8 HC VAR ED 68

$54.99

MAR

 

1,480

66

2.34

MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL 8 HC NEW ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,461

67

2.31

GORGEOUS CARAT VOL 3 GN (Of 4) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,442

68

2.31

LITTLE LULU VOL 12 LEAVE IT TO LULU TP

$9.95

DAR

 

1,442

69

2.24

BATTLE POPE VOL 2 MAYHEM TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,398

70

2.22

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,386

71

2.08

REALM O/T CLAW GN

$16.99

IMA

 

1,299

72

2.04

LA ESPERANCA VOL 4 GN (MR)

$12.95

DIG

 

1,274

73

2.04

OHIKKOSHI TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,274

74

2.03

MARVEL MASTERWORKS ATLAS ERA TALES SUSPENSE VOL 1 HC NEW ED

$49.99

MAR

 

1,267

75

2.03

FRUITS BASKET VOL 14 GN (Of 19)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,267

76

2.01

MARVEL MASTERWORKS ATLAS TALES SUSPENSE VOL 1 HC VAR ED 69

$54.99

MAR

 

1,255

77

2.01

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP

$9.99

IMA

 

1,255

78

2

NANA VOL 4 TP

$8.99

VIZ

 

1,249

79

1.99

MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER VOL 3 4000 AD HC

$49.95

DAR

 

1,242

80

1.97

HANA KIMI VOL 14 GN

$9.99

VIZ

 

1,230

81

1.96

SNK VS CAPCOM VOL 5 SVC CHAOS TP

$13.95

DR

 

1,224

82

1.95

OLD BOY VOL 2 TP

$12.95

DAR

 

1,217

83

1.94

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

 

1,211

84

1.92

BLACK HARVEST VOL 1 TP

$14.95

DDP

 

1,199

85

1.91

WALKING DEAD VOL 3 SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP (MR)

$12.95

IMA

 

1,192

86

1.9

VAGABOND VOL 23 TP (MR)

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,186

87

1.89

CLIVE BARKERS GREAT & SECRET SHOW VOL 1 TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,180

88

1.86

WALLFLOWER VOL 9 GN (MR)

$10.95

RAN

 

1,161

89

1.85

DRAMACON VOL 2 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,155

90

1.85

WELCOME TO NHK VOL 1 GN (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,155

91

1.84

SPIKE VS DRACULA TP

$19.99

IDW

 

1,149

92

1.77

BONE VOL 4 DRAGONSLAYER COLOR ED SC

$9.99

SCH

 

1,105

93

1.76

TOM STRONG BOOK SIX HC

$24.99

DC

 

1,099

94

1.76

WALKING DEAD VOL 4 HEARTS DESIRE TP (MR)

$12.99

IMA

 

1,099

95

1.75

SCOUT VOL 1 TP

$19.99

DE

 

1,093

96

1.74

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL 1 TP

$16.99

MAR

 

1,086

97

1.73

DENSHA OTOKO VOL 1

$9.99

DC

 

1,080

98

1.7

JUSTICE VOL 1 HC

$19.99

DC

 

1,061

99

1.7

LOST GIRLS DLX SLIPCASED ED

$75.00

TOP

 

1,061

100

1.7

ARMY O/DARKNESS VOL 3 AOD VS REANIMATOR TP

$14.99

DE

 

1,061

 
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 October, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of October.  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 September, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2006.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in September, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2006.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual September orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Civil War On Top Again' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see 'Graphic Novels Lead Q3 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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