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Top 100 Graphic Novels & TPs for August 2008

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


TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Actual Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2008

Qty Rank

Retail Rank

Index

Code

Title

Price

Ven

1

1

41.89

FEB058406

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC

2

3

9.39

DEC070070

STAR WARS FORCE UNLEASHED GN

$15.95

DAR

3

8

6.00

NOV070226

BATMAN KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC

$17.99

DC

4

14

5.94

JUN082431

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 20 & HIS AMAZING FRIENDS

$12.99

MAR

5

15

5.93

APR080273

DMZ TP VOL 05 HIDDEN WAR (MR)

$12.99

DC

6

16

5.93

MAY080205

ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP VOL 01

$12.99

DC

7

11

4.23

MAR080220

WORLD OF WARCRAFT HC VOL 01

$19.99

DC

8

21

4.00

DEC058055

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.99

DC

9

22

3.99

JUN082432

MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 01

$14.99

MAR

10

12

3.93

JUN082429-30

SPIDER-MAN TP ONE MORE DAY*

$19.99

MAR

11

61

3.87

MAR083726

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #693

$7.99

GEM

12

62

3.84

FEB083761

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #692

$7.99

GEM

13

19

3.61

APR080103

STAR WARS DARK TIMES TP VOL 02 PARALLELS

$17.95

DAR

14

43

3.47

JUN082433

WOLVERINE TP GET MYSTIQUE

$10.99

MAR

15

9

3.34

JUN082444

X-MEN TP VOL 03 COMPLETE ONSLAUGHT EPIC

$29.99

MAR

16

27

3.18

APR080238

SHOWCASE PRESENTS HOUSE O/SECRETS TP VOL 01

$16.99

DC

17

35

3.14

JUN082434

X-MEN TP DIVIDED WE STAND

$12.99

MAR

18

60

3.13

FEB083762

WALT DISNEYS VACATION PARADE #5

$9.95

GEM

19

30

3.08

JUN083602

TERRY MOORES ECHO TP VOL 01 MOON LAKE

$15.95

ABS

20

78

3.08

APR083864

DONALD DUCK FAMILY DAAN JIPPES COLLECTION TP VOL 01

$8.99

GEM

21

20

3.07

DEC058083

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP

$19.99

DC

22

25

2.88

MAY080068

STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 04 DAZE O/HATE KN

$18.95

DAR

23

10

2.84

APR080230

JLA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01

$29.99

DC

24

135

2.79

MAY080238

AMERICAS BEST COMICS PRIMER TP

$4.99

DC

25

23

2.79

MAY080061

MYSPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS TP VOL 01

$19.95

DAR

26

63

2.78

MAY084123

WARCRAFT LEGENDS GN VOL 01 (Of 4)

$10.99

TKP

27

72

2.62

APR080110

OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 30

$10.95

DAR

28

5

2.61

FEB080103

CREEPY ARCHIVES HC

$49.95

DAR

29

18

2.60

MAY082360-1

PUNISHER PREM HC WELCOME BACK FRANK*

$24.99

MAR

30

57

2.59

MAY080258

SANDMAN PRESENTS DEAD BOY DETECTIVES TP (MR)

$12.99

DC

31

32

2.56

APR080228

COUNTDOWN ARENA TP

$17.99

DC

32

44

2.49

MAY080208

SUPERMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 05

$14.99

DC

33

45

2.42

OCT060163

BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC

$14.99

DC

34

31

2.40

JUN082420

X-MEN LEGACY PREM HC VOL 01 DIVIDED HE STANDS

$19.99

MAR

35

49

2.36

JUN082443

SPIDER-MAN TP KRAVENS LAST HUNT

$14.99

MAR

36

51

2.34

MAY080206

SIMON DARK WHAT SIMON DOES TP

$14.99

DC

37

54

2.32

MAY082180

ASTOUNDING WOLF MAN TP 01

$14.99

IMA

38

6

2.27

JUN082409-10

MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 10*

$54.99

MAR

39

42

2.26

MAY080223

SHOWCASE PRESENTS ATOM TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

40

13

2.24

JUN082442

NEW X-MEN BY MORRISON ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 02

$34.99

MAR

41

24

2.22

MAR080185

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL HC VOL 02

$24.99

DC

42

48

2.22

JUN082435

NEW EXILES TP VOL 01 NEW LIFE NEW GAMBIT

$15.99

MAR

43

33

2.21

MAY080220

MILLENNIUM TP

$19.99

DC

44

26

2.17

FEB080250

ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN BOY WONDER HC VOL 01

$24.99

DC

45

29

2.01

APR080224

BRAVE & BOLD HC VOL 02 BOOK O/DESTINY

$24.99

DC

46

38

1.99

JUN082418

WOLVERINE LOGAN PREMIERE HC

$19.99

MAR

47

40

1.98

JUN082422

THUNDERBOLTS BY ELLIS PREM HC VOL 02 CAGED ANGELS

$19.99

MAR

48

2

1.96

JAN080240

ABSOLUTE LOEG BLACK DOSSIER HC

$99.00

DC

49

52

1.94

MAY080209

SUPERGIRL BEYOND GOOD & EVIL TP

$17.99

DC

50

70

1.92

FEB082136

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR)

$14.99

IMA

51

58

1.92

JUN082447

ESSENTIAL MAN-THING TP VOL 02

$16.99

MAR

52

56

1.89

AUG050185

ARKHAM ASYLUM ANNIVERSARY ED SC (MR)

$17.99

DC

53

7

1.82

JUN082407-8

MMW GOLDEN AGE MARVEL COMICS HC VOL 03*

$59.99

MAR

54

87

1.82

DEC058310

BATMAN HUSH TP VOL 01

$12.99

DC

55

47

1.78

MAY080218

SUICIDE SQUAD FROM THE ASHES TP

$19.99

DC

56

80

1.76

JUN082439

SHE-HULK TP VOL 06 JADED

$14.99

MAR

57

100

1.72

MAY084122

STARCRAFT FRONTLINE GN VOL 01 (Of 3)

$10.99

TKP

58

84

1.65

MAY080207

ROBIN YEAR ONE TP

$14.99

DC

59

104

1.63

APR080104

BLOOD PLUS GN VOL 03

$10.95

DAR

60

36

1.61

JUN082440

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL CLASSIC TP VOL 01

$24.99

MAR

61

59

1.60

JUN084047

DOCTOR WHO AGENT PROVACATEUR TP

$19.99

IDW

62

71

1.60

MAY082234

WITCHBLADE TP VOL 05

$17.99

IMA

63

39

1.59

JAN072436

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

MAR

64

97

1.59

FEB058024

BATMAN HUSH TP VOL 02

$12.99

DC

65

76

1.55

MAY080217

COUNTDOWN LORD HAVOK & EXTREMISTS TP

$17.99

DC

66

88

1.54

MAY080260

TESTAMENT TP VOL 04 EXODUS (MR)

$14.99

DC

67

90

1.50

MAY080248

MIDNIGHTER TP VOL 02 ANTHEM

$14.99

DC

68

66

1.49

MAR058151

BATMAN DARK VICTORY TP

$19.99

DC

69

68

1.48

JUN082436

NEW WARRIORS TP VOL 02 THRASHED

$19.99

MAR

70

91

1.48

MAR080241

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

$14.99

DC

71

99

1.47

OCT058020

Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED

$12.99

DC

72

4

1.45

MAR082251

DAREDEVIL BY BENDIS OMNIBUS HC VOL 1

$99.99

MAR

73

69

1.45

JUN082437

YOUNG INHUMANS TP

$19.99

MAR

74

158

1.43

MAY084201

D GRAY MAN GN VOL 10

$7.99

VIZ

75

46

1.43

MAR080184

FLASH THE WILD WESTS HC

$24.99

DC

76

73

1.43

JUN084056

COMPLETE ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS TP

$19.99

IDW

77

50

1.41

JUN082423

OFF HB MARVEL UNIV A TO Z PREM HC VOL 04

$24.99

MAR

78

103

1.39

MAY084215

BLACK LAGOON GN VOL 01 (MR)

$12.99

VIZ

79

53

1.39

MAY082359

MOON KNIGHT PREM HC VOL 03 GOD & COUNTRY

$24.99

MAR

80

79

1.36

SEP072032

WANTED GN (NEW PTG)

$19.99

IMA

81

85

1.35

JUN082445

FOOLKILLER TP FOOLS PARADISE (MR)

$17.99

MAR

82

17

1.34

MAR083734

EC ARCHIVES TALES FROM THE CRYPT HC VOL 03

$49.95

GEM

83

141

1.34

APR058372

FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE

$9.99

DC

84

94

1.34

APR083642

CTHULHU TALES TP VOL 01

$15.99

BOO

85

41

1.30

FEB080079

GRENDEL GOD & THE DEVIL TP

$29.95

DAR

86

177

1.28

JUN082427

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK TP VOL 03 STRONGEST DIGEST

$7.99

MAR

87

98

1.28

FEB080098

FEAR AGENT TP VOL 04 HATCHET JOB

$14.95

DAR

88

82

1.27

APR058272

V FOR VENDETTA TP

$19.99

DC

89

101

1.25

JUN082441

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES WALT SIMONSON TP VOL 02

$14.99

MAR

90

118

1.24

OCT058281

Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 02 CYCLES (MR)

$12.99

DC

91

149

1.22

JUN082426

SPIDER-MAN J TP VOL 1 JAPANESE KNIGHTS DIGEST

$9.99

MAR

92

64

1.22

APR080231

METAL MEN HC

$24.99

DC

93

86

1.21

MAY080241

DEATHBLOW AND THEN YOU LIVE TP

$19.99

DC

94

152

1.20

MAY084130

TRINITY BLOOD GN VOL 07 (Of 9) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

95

123

1.20

MAY084134

GTO EARLY YEARS GN VOL 08 (Of 15) SHONAN JUNAI GUMI (MR)

$12.99

TKP

96

189

1.19

JUN082428

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN TP VOL 03 DIGEST

$7.99

MAR

97

95

1.19

MAR080049

UMBRELLA ACADEMY APOCALYPSE SUITE TP

$17.95

DAR

98

105

1.19

DEC072065

BRIT TP VOL 02 AWOL

$14.99

IMA

99

89

1.14

FEB058404

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP

$19.99

DC

100

196

1.14

MAY084214

POKEMON RANGER & THE TEMPLE O/T SEA

$7.99

VIZ


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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.

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 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.