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Top 100 GNs & TPs: December 2008

DC’s Joker HC was the best-selling graphic novel based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops for December 2008, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. DC also took the #2-#3 & #10 spots, while Viz Media landed at #4 & #7, Dark Horse nabbed #5-#6 and Marvel came in at #8-#9. 

Please Note: This article contains the Top 100 GNs chart only. The complete Top 300 GNs chart and additional information can be found in the Industry Statistics section of Diamond Online's Retailer Services Area.


TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2008

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Qty Rank

Retail Rank

Index

Code

Title

Price

Ven

1

1

12.81

JUL080124

JOKER HC

$19.99

DC

2

4

7.13

FEB058406/

JUL088045

WATCHMEN TP*

$19.99

DC

3

12

5.74

SEP080219

JACK OF FABLES TP VOL 04 AMERICANA (MR)

$14.99

DC

4

42

5.43

SEP084332

NARUTO TP VOL 33

$7.95

VIZ

5

48

4.96

AUG080083

STAR WARS CLONE WARS TP VOL 02 CRASH COURSE

$7.95

DAR

6

17

4.57

AUG080086

STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 04 ALLIANCE

$15.95

DAR

7

57

4.49

SEP084333

BLEACH TP VOL 25

$7.95

VIZ

8

3

4.34

SEP082437-8

ASTONISHING X-MEN HC VOL 02*

$34.99

MAR

9

8

4.23

OCT082502-4

ULTIMATES 3 PREM HC WHO KILLED SCARLET WITCH*

$24.99

MAR

10

22

4.19

SEP080172

BATMAN JOKERS ASYLUM TP

$14.99

DC

11

9

4.00

JUL080166

JSA HC VOL 03 THY KINGDOM COME PART 2

$24.99

DC

12

34

3.95

AUG080185

SUPERMAN BATMAN VENGEANCE TP

$12.99

DC

13

16

3.78

AUG080183

GREEN LANTERN SECRET ORIGIN HC

$19.99

DC

14

11

3.62

SEP082440-2

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01*

$24.99

MAR

15

18

3.43

AUG080189

SPIRIT TP VOL 01

$19.99

DC

16

19

3.42

AUG080078

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 20 DEMONS LAIR

$19.95

DAR

17

62

3.40

AUG084069

WALT DISNEYS CHRISTMAS PARADE #5

$9.50

GEM

18

15

3.15

SEP080075

STAR WARS OMNIBUS RISE O/SITH

$24.95

DAR

19

10

3.14

OCT082538

X-MEN COMPLETE ONSLAUGHT EPIC TP BOOK 04

$29.99

MAR

20

7

3.13

JUL080156

CAMELOT 3000 HC DELUXE EDITION

$34.99

DC

21

36

3.00

AUG080186

TEEN TITANS ON THE CLOCK TP

$14.99

DC

22

25

2.99

OCT082533

WOLVERINE ORIGINS TP VOL 05 DEADPOOL

$19.99

MAR

23

35

2.97

SEP080180

SHOWCASE PRESENTS BRAVE & BOLD BATMAN TEAMUPS VOL 03

$16.99

DC

24

71

2.90

SEP080231

YOUNG LIARS TP VOL 01 DAYDREAM BELIEVER (MR)

$9.99

DC

25

67

2.81

SEP083945

NEGIMA GN VOL 20 (MR)

$10.95

RAN

26

37

2.81

OCT082512

RUNAWAYS TP DEAD END KIDS

$15.99

MAR

27

27

2.81

AUG080174

BATMAN PRIVATE CASEBOOK HC

$19.99

DC

28

29

2.77

APR058272/

SEP088030

V FOR VENDETTA TP*

$19.99

DC

29

31

2.72

OCT082506

MIGHTY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 03 SECRET INVASION BOOK 01

$19.99

MAR

30

33

2.69

OCT082526

SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 BRAND NEW DAY

$19.99

MAR

31

41

2.55

AUG080187

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

32

99

2.28

OCT084198

HULK 100 PROJECT

$10.00

UPP

33

20

2.24

JUL083866

PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HC VOL 01

$29.99

DE

34

38

2.22

OCT082532

CAPTAIN AMERICA TP CHOSEN

$19.99

MAR

35

60

2.20

OCT082525

CABLE TP VOL 01 MESSIAH WAR

$14.99

MAR

36

30

2.20

OCT082517-8

DAREDEVIL MAN WITHOUT FEAR PREM HC*

$24.99

MAR

37

47

2.19

SEP080174

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES THE MORE THINGS CHANGE TP

$17.99

DC

38

49

2.18

NOV070226

BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC

$17.99

DC

39

39

2.18

SEP080178

SUPERMAN PAST & FUTURE TP

$19.99

DC

40

55

2.12

OCT082541

ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE TP VOL 05

$16.99

MAR

41

108

2.11

SEP084358

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 10

$9.99

VIZ

42

21

2.10

OCT082528

INFINITY CRUSADE TP VOL 01

$29.99

MAR

43

6

2.09

OCT082491-2

MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 08*

$54.99

MAR

44

144

2.05

SEP084329

LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 02

$7.99

VIZ

45

54

2.04

SEP080171

BRAVE & BOLD LORDS O/LUCK TP

$17.99

DC

46

24

2.03

OCT082537

DAREDEVIL BY MILLER JANSON TP VOL 02

$29.99

MAR

47

51

1.92

OCT082507

GUARDIANS O/GALAXY PREM HC VOL 01 LEGACY

$19.99

MAR

48

59

1.90

AUG080229

FABLES TP VOL 11 WAR & PIECES (MR)

$17.99

DC

49

5

1.89

JUL080174

WATCHMEN THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC

$75.00

DC

50

23

1.88

OCT082256

SPAWN BOOK O/DEAD HC TOY ED

$32.99

IMA

51

69

1.85

OCT082534

X-FACTOR TP VOL 05 ONLY GAME IN TOWN

$15.99

MAR

52

96

1.80

AUG080079

MPD PSYCHO TP VOL 07 (MR)

$12.95

DAR

53

102

1.80

NOV041833

ULTIMATE ELEKTRA DEVILS DUE TP

$11.99

MAR

54

63

1.80

SEP080230

VINYL UNDERGROUND TP VOL 02 PRETTY DEAD THINGS (MR)

$17.99

DC

55

72

1.79

OCT082524

ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY PLEASURES TP VOL 02

$15.99

MAR

56

134

1.77

APR058372

FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE

$9.99

DC

57

81

1.76

OCT082531

ONSLAUGHT REBORN TP

$14.99

MAR

58

40

1.74

OCT080017

ALIENS OMNIBUS TP VOL 06

$24.95

DAR

59

123

1.73

JUL080061

BLOOD PLUS GN VOL 04

$10.95

DAR

60

84

1.70

MAY082190

SPAWN NEO NOIR TP

$14.95

IMA

61

2

1.70

AUG082429-30

SECRET WARS OMNIBUS HC*

$99.99

MAR

62

85

1.69

MAY083754

LONE RANGER TP VOL 02 LINES NOT CROSSED

$14.99

DE

63

142

1.69

SEP084274

PHANTOM DREAM GN VOL 01 (Of 5) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

64

80

1.66

OCT082530

NEW EXILES TP VOL 02 SOUL AWAKENING

$15.99

MAR

65

76

1.62

NOV082479

ESSENTIAL PUNISHER TP VOL 03

$16.99

MAR

66

26

1.62

OCT082515-6

AVENGERS PREM HC FIRST TO LAST*

$34.99

MAR

67

14

1.58

AUG080026

CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 02

$49.95

DAR

68

46

1.58

SEP082449

DAREDEVIL PREM HC YELLOW

$24.99

MAR

69

97

1.55

DEC058055

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.99

DC

70

32

1.54

OCT082501

NOVA ANNIHILATION HC

$34.99

MAR

71

172

1.51

OCT082523

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 11 DIGEST

$8.99

MAR

72

200

1.42

SEP084341

ROSARIO VAMPIRE GN VOL 04

$7.99

VIZ

73

43

1.42

OCT082540

WHAT IF CLASSIC TP VOL 05

$29.99

MAR

74

167

1.40

JUL068351

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE

$9.99

IMA

75

44

1.38

AUG082241

MICE TEMPLAR HC VOL 01 THE PROPHECY

$29.99

IMA

76

171

1.36

JUL084354

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 17

$9.99

VIZ

77

101

1.36

JUL080042

BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 03 WOLVES AT THE GATE

$15.95

DAR

78

91

1.35

SEP080229

SILVERFISH TP (MR)

$17.99

DC

79

77

1.34

JAN083514

LONE RANGER HC VOL 02 LINES NOT CROSSED

$19.99

DE

80

137

1.33

OCT058020

Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED

$12.99

DC

81

138

1.33

NOV068026

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (MR)

$12.99

IMA

82

106

1.33

FEB080102

BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 02 NO FUTURE FOR YOU

$15.95

DAR

83

93

1.31

SEP080197

PROGRAMME TP VOL 02

$17.99

DC

84

131

1.31

FEB041624

SPIDER-MAN DOCTOR OCTOPUS NEGATIVE EXPOSURE TP

$13.99

MAR

85

61

1.31

OCT082509

WOLVERINE DANGEROUS GAMES PREM HC

$24.99

MAR

86

178

1.29

OCT083830

ARCHIES GREATEST HITS TP VOL 01

$9.95

ARC

87

177

1.29

OCT084373

CHIBI VAMPIRE GN VOL 12 (Of 13) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

88

82

1.29

OCT082510

X-MEN TP ANGEL REVELATIONS

$19.99

MAR

89

122

1.28

FEB082136

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR)

$14.99

IMA

90

195

1.28

SEP084352

GENTLEMENS ALLIANCE TP VOL 08

$8.99

VIZ

91

83

1.28

OCT082266

AMERICAN FLAGG DEFINITIVE COLL TP VOL 01

$19.99

IMA

92

86

1.25

SEP084238

CALIBER HC VOL 01 FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE

$19.95

RAL

93

87

1.25

SEP084239

HERCULES HC VOL 01 THE THRACIAN WARS

$19.95

RAL

94

88

1.25

OCT082508

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL PREM HC VOL 04 JIGSAW

$19.99

MAR

95

135

1.25

SEP041808

PULSE TP VOL 01 THIN AIR

$13.99

MAR

96

64

1.24

OCT084214

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 02

$24.99

IDW

97

90

1.24

OCT082535

HULK GIANT-SIZE HC DM ED

$19.99

MAR

98

126

1.24

SEP080196

MIDNIGHTER TP VOL 03 ASSASSIN8

$14.99

DC

99

127

1.24

SEP080177

TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT RAVEN TP

$14.99

DC

100

66

1.23

OCT082519

OFF HB MARVEL UNIV A TO Z PREM HC VOL 06

$24.99

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 retail dollar 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.