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Top 100 GNs & TPs: October 2008

DC Comics' Joker HC (shown) was the best-selling graphic novel based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops for October 2008, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. DC also landed at #6 & #7; Marvel at #2, #5 & #9; Dynamite Entertainment at #3; Dark Horse at #4 & #10; and Avatar Press at #8.

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

Qty Rank

Retail Rank

Index

Code

Title

Price

Ven

1

1

16.64

JUL080124

JOKER HC

$19.99

DC

2

2

8.40

AUG082452-4

MARVEL ZOMBIES TP*

$15.99

MAR

3

3

8.24

AUG083939

BOYS TP VOL 03 (MR)

$19.99

DE

4

4

7.81

JUN080076

SERENITY BETTER DAYS TP

$9.95

DAR

5

5

7.71

JUN082298

DARK TOWER LONG ROAD HOME HC

$24.99

MAR

6

6

5.89

FEB058406/JUL088045

WATCHMEN TP*

$19.99

DC

7

7

5.74

JUL080199

EX MACHINA TP VOL 07 EX CATHEDRA (MR)

$12.99

DC

8

8

5.45

MAY083635

WARREN ELLIS AETHERIC MECHANICS GN (MR)

$6.99

AVA

9

9

5.26

AUG082451

ULTIMATE X-MEN TP VOL 19 ABSOLUTE POWER

$12.99

MAR

10

10

5.06

MAY080046

SAVAGE SWORD O/CONAN TP VOL 04

$19.95

DAR

11

11

4.80

JUN080245

JUSTICE TP VOL 02

$14.99

DC

12

12

4.63

JUL080193

LOEG BLACK DOSSIER TP

$19.99

DC

13

13

4.29

AUG082468

PUNISHER MAX TP VOL 10 VALLEY FORGE (MR)

$16.99

MAR

14

14

4.19

JUL080221

NORTHLANDERS TP VOL 01 SVEN THE RETURNED (MR)

$9.99

DC

15

15

4.19

AUG082457

X-MEN TP MESSIAH COMPLEX

$29.99

MAR

16

16

4.15

JUN080058

EMPOWERED TP VOL 04 (MR)

$14.95

DAR

17

17

4.07

JUN080238

COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS TP VOL 03

$19.99

DC

18

18

3.77

JUN080240

GREEN LANTERN REVENGE O/GREEN LANTERNS TP

$12.99

DC

19

19

3.72

AUG082450

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 11 SALEMS SEVEN

$12.99

MAR

20

20

3.66

JUN080308

Y THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01 (MR)

$29.99

DC

21

21

3.65

AUG082462

DAREDEVIL TP CRUEL UNUSUAL

$14.99

MAR

22

22

3.60

JUN080103

HELLSING TP VOL 09

$13.95

DAR

23

23

3.53

AUG082459-60

X-FORCE PREM HC VOL 01 ANGELS DEMONS*

$19.99

MAR

24

24

3.46

AUG082455

MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 02 VENOM BOMB

$14.99

MAR

25

25

3.40

MAY082355-6

ULTIMATE IRON MAN II PREM HC*

$19.99

MAR

26

26

3.39

JUN080304

SCALPED TP VOL 03 DEAD MOTHERS (MR)

$17.99

DC

27

27

3.28

AUG082469

PUNISHER MAX TP FROM FIRST TO LAST (MR)

$15.99

MAR

28

28

3.21

AUG082456

SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 BRAND NEW DAY

$19.99

MAR

29

29

3.21

JUN080233

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS TP VOL 01 CHRYSALIS

$14.99

DC

30

30

3.17

JUL080214

HELLBLAZER FAMILY MAN TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

31

31

3.12

AUG084007

ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY HC #19 (MR)

$15.95

DRA

32

32

3.02

AUG083960/SEP083939

JIM BUTCHERS DRESDEN FILES HC VOL 01*

$19.95

RAN

33

33

2.91

JUN080124

STAR WARS OMNIBUS EARLY VICTORIES

$24.95

DAR

34

34

2.90

JUL080163

JUSTICE SOCIETY O/AMERICA THE NEXT AGE TP

$14.99

DC

35

35

2.88

JUN080063

BERNIE WRIGHTSONS FRANKENSTEIN HC

$29.95

DAR

36

36

2.80

JUN084266

OWLY GN VOL 05 TINY TALES

$10.00

TOP

37

37

2.77

JUN080083

HELLBOY LIBRARY ED HC VOL 02 CHAINED COFFIN & OTHERS

$49.95

DAR

38

38

2.75

JUN080255

SUPERMAN BATMAN SEARCH FOR KRYPTONITE HC

$19.99

DC

39

39

2.74

JUL080171

SPIRIT FEMME FATALES TP

$19.99

DC

40

40

2.72

JUL080153

BATMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 06

$14.99

DC

41

41

2.71

JUL080158

GREEN LANTERN IN BRIGHTEST DAY TP

$19.99

DC

42

42

2.62

JUN080256

SUPERMAN THIRD KRYPTONIAN TP

$14.99

DC

43

43

2.60

AUG082458

ANNIHILATION CONQUEST TP BOOK 01

$24.99

MAR

44

44

2.52

MAY080254

ALCOHOLIC HC (MR)

$19.99

DC

45

45

2.48

JUN080254

SHOWCASE PRESENTS BLACKHAWK TP VOL 01

$16.99

DC

46

46

2.47

JUL080167

SHOWCASE PRESENTS WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

47

47

2.42

AUG082461

YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS TP

$16.99

MAR

48

48

2.37

FEB072191-2

ETERNALS BY NEIL GAIMAN HC VOL 01*

$29.99

MAR

49

49

2.29

JUL080160

JLA THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW TP

$14.99

DC

50

50

2.27

JUL084337

LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 01

$7.99

VIZ

51

51

2.20

AUG082439

IMMORTAL IRON FIST PREM HC VOL 03 BOOK O/IRON FIST

$24.99

MAR

52

52

2.20

NOV070226

BATMAN KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC

$17.99

DC

53

53

2.19

MAY080214

SPIRIT HC VOL 02

$24.99

DC

54

54

2.16

JUN084376

GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 04

$15.99

ZEN

55

55

2.15

MAY080210

GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY WEDDING ALBUM HC

$19.99

DC

56

56

2.09

JUN080085

EVIL DEAD TP

$12.95

DAR

57

57

2.05

MAY080071

GANTZ TP VOL 02

$12.95

DAR

58

58

2.03

AUG082433-4

MMW X-MEN HC VOL 07*

$54.99

MAR

59

59

2.02

JUL083672

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 09

$7.95

ARC

60

60

2.02

MAY082362-3

X-MEN LONGSHOT PREM HC*

$24.99

MAR

61

61

2.01

AUG082470

ESSENTIAL MARVEL HORROR TP VOL 02

$16.99

MAR

62

62

1.97

JUL080231

BATMAN DEATH MASK COLLECTED EDITION

$9.99

DC

63

63

1.93

JUL080161

JONAH HEX LUCK RUNS OUT TP

$12.99

DC

64

64

1.92

APR058272

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

65

65

1.92

JUL080205

TOKEN

$9.99

DC

66

66

1.89

JUN080239

DC COMICS GOES APE TP

$19.99

DC

67

67

1.88

JUN080236

BIRDS OF PREY METROPOLIS OR DUST TP

$17.99

DC

68

68

1.87

JUL068351

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE

$9.99

IMA

69

69

1.85

JUN080287

EMIKO SUPERSTAR

$9.99

DC

70

70

1.81

AUG082431-2

MMW ATLAS ERA HC VOL 01 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY*

$59.99

MAR

71

71

1.78

AUG082465

SPIDER-MAN TP A NEW GOBLIN

$12.99

MAR

72

72

1.77

AUG083788

DOKTOR SLEEPLESS TP VOL 01 ENGINES O/DESIRE (MR)

$26.99

AVA

73

73

1.75

JUN080072

PREDATOR OMNIBUS TP VOL 04

$24.95

DAR

74

74

1.73

JUN084146

QUEEN & COUNTRY DEFINITIVE ED TP VOL 03

$19.95

ONI

75

75

1.71

APR080234

WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 25

$59.99

DC

76

76

1.71

JUL080154

CATWOMAN CRIME PAYS TP

$14.99

DC

77

77

1.69

JUN082416-7

HULK PREM HC HEART O/ATOM*

$29.99

MAR

78

78

1.68

JUN080290

CAIRO SC (MR)

$17.99

DC

79

79

1.66

DEC058055

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.99

DC

80

80

1.65

JUL080212

CROSSING MIDNIGHT TP VOL 03 SWORD I/SOUL (MR)

$14.99

DC

81

81

1.64

AUG082464

IRON MAN TP DRAGON SEED SAGA

$16.99

MAR

82

82

1.64

JUL084248

FATE STAY NIGHT GN VOL 01 (Of 5)

$9.99

TOK

83

83

1.61

JUN080237

BLUE BEETLE TP VOL 04 ENDGAME

$14.99

DC

84

84

1.60

MAY080261

HEAVY LIQUID HC (MR)

$39.99

DC

85

85

1.60

AUG082445

SKY DOLL PREM HC (MR)

$24.99

MAR

86

86

1.56

JUL084300

STREET FIGHTER TRIBUTE TP

$39.99

UDO

87

87

1.55

JUL084354

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 17

$9.99

VIZ

88

88

1.51

JUL084052

LOCKE & KEY HC

$24.99

IDW

89

89

1.50

AUG082446

SPIDER-MAN PREM HC WITH GREAT POWER

$24.99

MAR

90

90

1.50

JAN041588

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC VOL 05 MARVEL KNIGHTS

$29.99

MAR

91

91

1.50

JUN080247

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES ENEMY RISING HC

$19.99

DC

92

92

1.48

JUN080276

NUMBER O/BEAST TP

$19.99

DC

93

93

1.46

DEC070070

STAR WARS FORCE UNLEASHED GN

$15.95

DAR

94

94

1.46

FEB080102

BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 02 NO FUTURE FOR YOU

$15.95

DAR

95

95

1.43

STAR20164

JOSS WHEDONS FRAY FUTURE SLAYER TP

$19.95

DAR

96

96

1.40

DEC058083

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP

$19.99

DC

97

97

1.40

OCT058020

Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED

$12.99

DC

98

98

1.40

JUL080195

FRIDAY THE 13TH TP VOL 02 (MR)

$17.99

DC

99

99

1.39

JUN084377

GRIMM FAIRY TALES PIPER TP

$15.99

ZEN

100

100

1.39

AUG082440

INCREDIBLE HERCULES PREM HC SECRET INVASION

$19.99

MAR


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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 the monthly market shares and all 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 stores 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.