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Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2004

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

Published: 08/17/2004 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during July 2004.
 
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in July, see 'Top Comic Sales Drop in July.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'Comic Dollars Flat in July.'
 
For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2004.'
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

13.71

STAR WARS CLONE WARS ADVS VOL 1 TP

$6.95

DAR

 

9,463

2

13.29

BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 TP

$12.95

DC

 

9,174

3

11.39

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 10 HOLLYWOOD TP

$12.99

MAR

 

7,862

4

10.65

TWISTED TOYFARE THEATRE VOL 4 TP

$9.99

WIZ

 

7,351

5

8.69

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 1 FANTASTIC TP

$12.99

MAR

 

5,998

6

8.41

SAMURAI EXECUTIONER VOL 1 TP (MR)

$9.95

DAR

 

5,805

7

8.14

CRISIS O/MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL 3 TP

$14.95

DC

 

5,619

8

8.04

100 BULLETS VOL 7 SAMURAI TP (MR)

$12.95

DC

 

5,550

9

6.61

BERSERK VOL 4 TP (MR)

$13.95

DAR

 

4,563

10

6.43

GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW VOL 2 TP

$12.95

DC

 

4,438

11

6.15

BATTLE ROYALE VOL 8 GN (Of 11) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

4,245

12

5.86

FRUITS BASKET VOL 4 GN (Of 11)

$9.99

TKP

 

4,045

13

5.84

POWERS SELLOUTS TP

$19.95

MAR

 

4,031

14

5.8

BONE ONE VOL ED SC

$39.95

CAR

 

4,004

15

5.56

ARROWSMITH SO SMART I/THEIR FINE UNIFORMS TP

$14.95

DC

 

3,838

16

5.38

ELFQUEST SEARCHER & SWORD HC

$24.95

DC

 

3,714

17

5.07

FLASH BLITZ TP

$19.95

DC

 

3,500

18

5.02

DAREDEVIL VOL 9 KING O/HELLS KITCHEN TP

$13.99

MAR

 

3,465

19

5.01

BPRD HOLLOW EARTH & OTHER STORIES TP

$17.95

DAR

 

3,458

20

4.83

RANMA 1/2 VOL 27 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

3,334

21

4.77

CATWOMAN MOVIE & OTHER CAT TALES TP

$9.95

DC

 

3,293

22

4.5

CAPTAIN AMERICA & FALCON MADBOMB TP

$16.99

MAR

 

3,106

23

4.27

MAXX BOOK THREE TP (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

2,947

24

4.27

SPIDER-MAN SON O/T GOBLIN TP

$15.99

MAR

 

2,947

25

4.27

BONE VOL 9 CROWN O/HORNS SC (RES)

$18.95

CAR

 

2,947

26

4.16

EXILES VOL 7 BLINK I/TIME TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,871

27

3.97

DNANGEL VOL 3 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,740

28

3.96

X-MEN OLD SOLDIERS TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,733

29

3.95

AI LOVE YOU VOL 4 GN (Of 8)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,727

30

3.93

WONDER WOMAN DOWN TO EARTH TP

$14.95

DC

 

2,713

31

3.79

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 EVERYDAY HERO DIGEST TP

$5.99

MAR

 

2,616

32

3.77

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 4 HEREAFTER TP

$11.99

MAR

 

2,602

33

3.77

X-TREME X-MEN VOL 8 PRISONER O/FIRE TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,602

34

3.71

AVENGERS VOL 4 LIONHEART O/AVALON TP

$11.99

MAR

 

2,561

35

3.69

AVENGERS LIVING LEGENDS TP

$19.99

MAR

 

2,547

36

3.64

GRAVITATION VOL 7 GN (Of 12)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,513

37

3.47

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE HC

$29.99

MAR

 

2,395

38

3.4

CEREBUS VOL 16 LAST DAY TP

$20.00

AAR

 

2,347

39

3.37

ABENOBASHI MAGICAL SHOPPING ARCADE VOL 1 GN (Of 2)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,326

40

3.3

ALL STAR COMICS ARCHIVES VOL 10 HC

$49.95

DC

 

2,278

41

3.15

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL 1 DIGEST TP

$5.99

MAR

 

2,174

42

3.15

SEBASTIAN O TP (MR)

$9.95

DC

 

2,174

43

3.02

INITIAL D VOL 13 GN (Of 26)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,085

44

3

SAMURAI DEEPER KYO VOL 8 GN (Of 18)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,071

45

2.98

BATTLE VIXENS VOL 3 GN (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

2,057

46

2.98

WAKE THE DEAD TP (MR)

$19.99

IDW

 

2,057

47

2.9

ONE PIECE VOL 4 TP

$7.95

VIZ

 

2,002

48

2.9

HARD BOILED TP

$16.95

DAR

 

2,002

49

2.82

CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON VOL 7 GN

$13.95

HK

 

1,947

50

2.76

KILL ME KISS ME VOL 3 GN (Of 5)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,905

51

2.72

CARNET DE VOYAGE

$14.95

TOP

 

1,878

52

2.55

THOR VISIONARIES MIKE DEODATO JR TP

$19.99

MAR

 

1,760

53

2.51

COMIC PARTY VOL 2 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,733

54

2.48

GET BACKERS VOL 4 GN (Of 23)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,712

55

2.47

TECHNOPRIESTS VOL 1 TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

1,705

56

2.47

KYLE BAKER CARTOONIST VOL 2 TP (MR)

$14.95

KYL

 

1,705

57

2.45

DRAGONBALL Z VOL 16 TP SJ ED

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,691

58

2.36

LEGEND O/CHUN HYANG GN

$9.99

TKP

 

1,629

59

2.3

SPAGHETTI WESTERN GN (MR)

$11.95

ONI

 

1,588

60

2.29

XXXHOLIC VOL 2 GN

$10.95

RAN

 

1,581

61

2.27

ANGEL SANCTUARY GN VOL 3 (MR)

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,567

62

2.24

SEIKAI TRILOGY VOL 2 BANNER O/T STARS GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,546

63

2.21

VAGABOND VOL 13 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,525

64

2.17

STRANGERS I/PARADISE VOL 14 DAVIDS STORY TP

$8.95

ABS

 

1,498

65

2.16

UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM TRIBUTE SC

$29.95

AAR

 

1,491

66

2.13

WALKING DEAD VOL 1 DAYS GONE BYE TP (MR)

$9.95

IMA

 

1,470

67

2.09

STRANGERS I/PARADISE PKT VOL 1 TP

$17.95

ABS

 

1,443

68

2.07

DREAM SAGA VOL 1 GN (Of 5)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,429

69

2.06

POSSESSED TP (MR)

$14.95

DC

 

1,422

70

2.06

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND VOL 8 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,422

71

2.04

X 1999 VOL 15 TP

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,408

72

2.03

RAVE MASTER VOL 10 GN (Of 21)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,401

73

2.02

DOLL GN (RES)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,394

74

2.02

TONY MILLIONAIRE SOCK MONKEY UNCLE GABBY HC

$14.95

DAR

 

1,394

75

2.01

HORDE TP (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

1,387

76

2

TOWNSCAPES TP (MR)

$17.95

DC

 

1,381

77

1.97

ET CETERA VOL 1 GN (Of 9)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,360

78

1.93

APOCALYPSE MEOW MANGA VOL 1 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,332

79

1.91

PRINCE OF TENNIS VOL 2 GN

$7.95

VIZ

 

1,318

80

1.9

DEUS VITAE VOL 2 GN (Of 3)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,311

81

1.85

CARTOON NETWORK JAM PACKED ACTION TP

$7.99

DC

 

1,277

82

1.83

REBIRTH VOL 9 GN (Of 15)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,263

83

1.82

WARRIORS O/TAO VOL 1 GN (Of 4) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,256

84

1.81

GUNDAM SEED ASTRAY VOL 2 GN (Of 2)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,249

85

1.81

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 9 ULTIMATE SIX TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,249

86

1.81

TRAMPS LIKE US VOL 1 GN (Of 7)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,249

87

1.75

GI JOE FRONTLINE VOL 4 ONE SHOTS TP

$15.95

DEV

 

1,208

88

1.71

TRANSFORMERS ENERGON VOL 1 POCKET ED TP

$10.95

DRE

 

1,180

89

1.7

REMOTE VOL 2 GN (Of 6) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,173

90

1.7

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 POWER & RESPONSIBILITY TP

$14.95

MAR

 

1,173

91

1.68

DRAGON KNIGHTS VOL 15 GN (Of 20)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,160

92

1.68

IMMORTAL RAIN VOL 2 GN (Of 5)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,160

93

1.67

TRIGUN VOL 2 TP (MR)

$14.95

DAR

 

1,153

94

1.66

DEMON ORORON VOL 3 GN (Of 4)

$9.99

TKP

 

1,146

95

1.66

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 8 CATS & KINGS TP

$17.99

MAR

 

1,146

96

1.62

STEEL ANGEL KURUMI MANGA VOL 6 TP (MR)

$9.99

ADV

 

1,118

97

1.62

THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES MANGA VOL 5 TP

$9.99

ADV

 

1,118

98

1.57

CLASSIC PIN-UPS JACK COLE HC

$19.95

FAN

 

1,084

99

1.55

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN VOL 1 POCKET ED TP

$12.95

DRE

 

1,070

100

1.53

SENSUAL PHRASE VOL 3 GN (MR)

$9.95

VIZ

 

1,056

 
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
DRE = Dreamwave Productions
DEV = Devil's Due Publishing
ABS = Abstract Studio
AVA = Avatar Press
ADV = A.D. Vision
BON = Bongo Comics
CAR = Cartoon Books
GEM = Gemstone Publishing
FAN = Fantagraphics Books
IDW = IDW Publishing
ONI = Oni Press Inc.
TIT = Titan Publishing
TKP = Tokyopop
VIZ = Viz LLC
 
These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during July, 2004.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of July, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of July.
 
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Devil's Due, and Dreamwave 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 June, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2004.'
 
For the top 300 comic actual orders in June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2004.'
 
For an overview and analsysis of the actual June orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'Comic Titles Share the Wealth in June' and 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Comics Up 15% in June.'
 
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.'