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Top 100 Graphic Novels & TPs for September 2008

DC Comics' Watchmen TP (shown) was the best-selling graphic novel based on total unit sales to comic bookspecialty shops for September 2008, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. DC also landed at #2 & #6; Dark Horse netted #3 & #10; Viz came in at #4 & #8; and Marvel #5, #7 & #9.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales Invoiced to comic book specialty shops in September 2008

Qty Rank

Retail Rank

Index

Code

Title

Price

Ven

1

1

11.91

FEB058406

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

2

9

10.23

JUN080292

100 BULLETS TP VOL 12 DIRTY (MR)

$12.99

DC

3

41

8.85

JUN080125

STAR WARS CLONE WARS TP VOL 01 SHIPYARDS O/DOOM

$7.95

DAR

4

45

8.24

JUN084318

NARUTO TP VOL 31

$7.95

VIZ

5

16

6.83

JUL082402

CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 02 DEATH O/CAPTAIN AMERICA

$14.99

MAR

6

11

6.72

JUN080246

KINGDOM COME TP NEW EDITION

$17.99

DC

7

28

6.32

STAR13759

WOLVERINE BLOOD DEBT TP

$12.95

MAR

8

67

5.98

JUN084315

BLEACH TP VOL 24

$7.95

VIZ

9

15

5.74

JUN082438

IMMORTAL IRON FIST TP VOL 02 CITIES O/HEAVEN

$17.99

MAR

10

7

5.72

APR080086

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS TP VOL 05

$24.95

DAR

11

17

5.59

JUN080244

JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA TP VOL 01 TORNADOS PATH

$17.99

DC

12

18

5.56

JUN080079

ABE SAPIEN TP VOL 01 THE DROWNING

$17.95

DAR

13

39

5.53

JUL082405

UNCANNY X-MEN TP DIVIDED WE STAND

$12.99

MAR

14

58

5.50

JUL068351

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE

$9.99

IMA

15

30

5.35

MAY083866

LOVE & ROCKETS NEW STORIES #1

$14.99

FAN

16

13

5.30

JUL088045

WATCHMEN TP INTERNATIONAL EDITION

$19.99

DC

17

22

5.27

NOV070226

BATMAN KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC

$17.99

DC

18

37

5.21

MAY080070

BERSERK TP VOL 25 (MR)

$13.95

DAR

19

10

5.20

MAY080204

BATMAN THE BLACK GLOVE HC

$24.99

DC

20

12

5.11

JUL084065

ANGEL AFTER THE FALL HC VOL 02 FIRST NIGHT

$21.99

IDW

21

26

5.08

MAY080222

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN TP VOL 04

$16.99

DC

22

5

4.99

JUL082403

ULTIMATE POWER TP

$29.99

MAR

23

21

4.90

JUN080242

JLA SALVATION RUN TP

$19.99

DC

24

75

4.82

JUN083983

BARKS ROSA COLL TP VOL 03 GOLDEN HELMET CHARTS COLUMBUS

$8.99

GEM

25

27

4.78

JUN080279

FREDDY VS JASON VS ASH TP (MR)

$17.99

DC

26

40

4.72

MAY080257

HELLBLAZER LAUGHING MAGICIAN TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

27

8

4.46

JUL082407

X-MEN VS APOCALYPSE TP VOL 02 AGES O/APOCALYPSE

$29.99

MAR

28

35

4.17

JUN080028

CONAN TP VOL 06 HAND O/NERGAL

$17.95

DAR

29

70

4.16

JUN083841

NEGIMA GN VOL 19 (MR)

$10.95

RAN

30

20

3.94

JUN082421

TWELVE PREM HC VOL 01

$24.99

MAR

31

51

3.84

MAY083755/

JUN083811

BAD BOY 10TH ANN HC*

$14.99

DE

32

81

3.78

MAY080073

PATH O/ASSASSIN TP VOL 13 HATEFUL BURDEN (MR)

$9.95

DAR

33

23

3.78

JUL083705

BLACK SUMMER TP (MR)

$24.99

AVA

34

33

3.77

JUN080299

LOVELESS TP VOL 03 BLACKWATER FALLS

$19.99

DC

35

24

3.76

MAY080221

INVASION TP

$24.99

DC

36

54

3.73

JUL082241

MADAME MIRAGE TP VOL 01

$14.99

IMA

37

84

3.52

JUN084225

LOVELESS GN VOL 08 (Of 8) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

38

14

3.50

APR080229

DEATH OF THE NEW GODS HC

$29.99

DC

39

57

3.46

DEC070070

STAR WARS FORCE UNLEASHED GN

$15.95

DAR

40

61

3.35

JUL082401

INCREDIBLE HERCULES AGAINST THE WORLD TP

$14.99

MAR

41

19

3.31

MAY080219

GOTHAM CENTRAL HC VOL 01 IN THE LINE O/DUTY

$29.99

DC

42

29

3.23

MAY080213

SUPERMAN KRYPTONITE HC

$24.99

DC

43

59

3.18

JUN080253

SHOWCASE PRESENTS METAL MEN TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

44

108

3.14

JUN084343

VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 05

$8.99

VIZ

45

3

3.01

JUL082374-5

MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 11*

$54.99

MAR

46

71

3.00

JUL082410

SPIDER-MAN RED SONJA TP

$14.99

MAR

47

72

3.00

DEC058055

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.99

DC

48

36

2.97

JUL082384

WOLVERINE ORIGINS VOL 05 DEADPOOL PREMIERE HC

$24.99

MAR

49

53

2.80

JUL082400

IRON MANUAL TP

$19.99

MAR

50

109

2.79

JUN080288

JANES IN LOVE**

$9.99

DC

51

55

2.78

JUL082382

SPIDER-MAN PREM HC VOL 03 BRAND NEW DAY

$19.99

MAR

52

56

2.77

JUN080235

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE TP VOL 03

$19.99

DC

53

62

2.77

MAY080216

DR FATE COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY TP

$17.99

DC

54

42

2.73

MAY080211

WONDER WOMAN THE CIRCLE HC

$24.99

DC

55

4

2.68

JUL082376-7

MMW ATLAS ERA HEROES HC VOL 03*

$59.99

MAR

56

31

2.63

APR082182

SPAWN COLLECTION TP VOL 06

$29.99

IMA

57

25

2.55

JUL084140

FREAK BROTHERS OMNIBUS TP (MR)

$35.00

DIA

58

80

2.54

JUN080243

JSA PRESENTS GREEN LANTERN TP

$14.99

DC

59

121

2.54

JUN084224

CHIBI VAMPIRE GN VOL 10 (Of 13) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

60

47

2.53

MAY080045

CONAN HC VOL 06 HAND O/NERGAL

$24.95

DAR

61

92

2.53

JUL082406

WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS TP ROOKIE

$12.99

MAR

62

110

2.53

MAY080074

MPD PSYCHO TP VOL 06 (MR)

$10.95

DAR

63

60

2.52

JUL082383

CABLE PREM HC VOL 01 MESSIAH WAR

$19.99

MAR

64

34

2.51

JUN084143

LOCAL HC

$29.99

ONI

65

63

2.46

DEC058083

BATMAN LONG HALLOWEEN TP

$19.99

DC

66

48

2.43

JUL082391-2

MARVEL BOY PREM HC*

$24.99

MAR

67

38

2.41

STAR15717

ELEKTRA & WOLVERINE REDEEMER HC

$29.95

MAR

68

2

2.40

MAY080212

ABSOLUTE RONIN HC

$99.00

DC

69

161

2.40

JUL082397

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 10 CRISIS DIGEST

$7.99

MAR

70

98

2.35

OCT058020

Y LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED

$12.99

DC

71

50

2.34

JUL082409

ETERNALS BY JACK KIRBY TP BOOK 02

$24.99

MAR

72

136

2.29

JUN084215

CASTLEVANIA CURSE O/DARKNESS GN VOL 01 (Of 2)

$9.99

TKP

73

86

2.29

OCT060163

BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC

$14.99

DC

74

87

2.29

MAR080241

Y LAST MAN TP VOL 10 WHYS & WHEREFORES (MR)

$14.99

DC

75

43

2.26

APR041732

BEST O/SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 03

$29.99

MAR

76

206

2.23

MAY083664

ZOMBIE-SAMA ONE SHOT

$6.99

BIG

77

79

2.22

AUG050185

ARKHAM ASYLUM ANNIVERSARY ED SC (MR)

$17.99

DC

78

82

2.20

JUL082413

ESSENTIAL OFF HB MARVEL UNIV MASTER ED TP VOL 03

$16.99

MAR

79

74

2.18

JUL082408

COUNTER X TP VOL 02

$19.99

MAR

80

94

2.16

JUN080257

UNCLE SAM FREEDOM FIGHTERS BRAVE NEW WORLD TP

$14.99

DC

81

77

2.06

JUL082385

X-FACTOR PREM HC ONLY GAME IN TOWN

$19.99

MAR

82

93

2.04

SEP041811

BLADE BLACK & WHITE TP

$15.99

MAR

83

85

2.03

JUL082404

BLACK PANTHER TP BACK TO AFRICA

$16.99

MAR

84

99

2.02

FEB082136

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR)

$14.99

IMA

85

49

2.02

JUL082393-4

OMEGA UNKNOWN PREM HC*

$29.99

MAR

86

78

2.01

JUL082388

IRON MAN PREM HC LEGACY O/DOOM

$19.99

MAR

87

197

2.00

JUN084349

POKEMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE GN VOL 02

$7.99

VIZ

88

64

1.96

STAR20019

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC VOL 04 SPIDER-MAN

$24.99

MAR

89

65

1.95

JUL084052

LOCKE & KEY HC

$24.99

IDW

90

181

1.95

JUN084339

NANA TP VOL 12 (MR)

$8.99

VIZ

91

122

1.94

DEC070042

CRIMINAL MACABRE MY DEMON BABY TP

$12.95

DAR

92

52

1.92

STAR19997

ART O/MARVEL COMICS HC VOL 01

$29.99

MAR

93

164

1.90

JUN084259

WELCOME TO NHK GN 08 (Of 8) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

94

151

1.89

MAY080072

KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE TP VOL 07

$10.95

DAR

95

46

1.84

JUL082380

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 05

$34.99

MAR

96

68

1.83

STAR13237

THOR VISIONARIES WALT SIMONSON TP VOL 01

$24.95

MAR

97

104

1.79

JUN083743

SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE O/HORROR TP VOL 05 DEAD MANS JEST

$15.95

HAR

98

105

1.78

JUL070028

BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 01 LONG WAY HOME

$15.95

DAR

99

114

1.78

MAY083753

ARMY O/DARKNESS TP VOL 06 FROM ASHES

$14.99

DE

100

118

1.73

APR083708

WITCHBLADE SHADES O/GRAY TP

$14.99

DE


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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts—which include our monthly market shares and all of our top product charts—are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 4,000+ accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international shops and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

 About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title—with a value of 100—because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.