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Top 100 GNs & TPs: November 2008

DC/Vertigo's Fables TP Volume 11: War & Pieces was the best-selling graphic novel based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops for November 2008, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. DC also took the #4-#5 & #7-#8 spots and shared the #6 spot with Marvel for the JLA/Avengers TP, Aspen MLT grabbed the #2 slot with Dark Horse at #3, Viz Media at #9 and TOKYOPOP at #10. 

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 Actual Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2008

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Qty Rank

Retail Rank

Index

Code

Title

Price

Ven

1

4

12.40

AUG080229

FABLES TP VOL 11 WAR & PIECES (MR)

$17.99

DC

2

18

9.74

SEP083746

MICHAEL TURNER TRIBUTE GN

$8.99

ASP

3

6

8.97

JUL080042

BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 03 WOLVES AT THE GATE

$15.95

DAR

4

3

8.95

JUL080198/

AUG088062

HEROES HC VOL 02*

$29.99

DC

5

2

7.86

JUL080172

WATCHMEN HC

$39.99

DC

6

9

6.45

AUG080178

JLA AVENGERS TP

$19.99

DC

7

11

5.61

FEB058406/

JUL088045

WATCHMEN TP*

$19.99

DC

8

12

5.34

JUL080124

JOKER HC

$19.99

DC

9

57

5.14

AUG084366

NARUTO TP VOL 32

$7.95

VIZ

10

47

4.38

AUG084307

FRUITS BASKET GN VOL 21 (Of 23)

$9.99

TKP

11

20

4.30

SEP083753

FREAKANGELS TP VOL 01 (MR)

$19.99

AVA

12

21

4.27

JUL080046

BPRD TP VOL 09 1946

$17.95

DAR

13

14

3.86

AUG082438

HULK PREM HC VOL 01 RED HULK

$24.99

MAR

14

25

3.48

AUG080180

COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS TP VOL 04

$19.99

DC

15

19

3.48

JUN072221

ULTIMATE X-MEN ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP VOL 02

$24.99

MAR

16

1

3.45

JUL080211

ABSOLUTE SANDMAN HC VOL 04 (MR)

$99.00

DC

17

48

3.36

SEP083656

TWISTED TOYFARE THEATRE TP VOL 09

$12.99

WIZ

18

8

3.35

JUN080293

FABLES COVERS BY JAMES JEAN HC (MR)

$39.99

DC

19

41

3.27

JUL080067

BERSERK TP VOL 26

$13.95

DAR

20

15

3.19

AUG082235

WALKING DEAD HC VOL 04 (MR)

$29.99

IMA

21

32

3.18

SEP082455

ULTIMATE HULK VS IRON MAN TP ULTIMATE HUMAN

$15.99

MAR

22

60

3.05

JUL080058

STAR WARS REBELLION TP VOL 03 SMALL VICTORIES

$12.95

DAR

23

37

3.00

STAR14723

X-MEN POPTOPIA TP

$15.95

MAR

24

35

2.92

JUL080018

CHRONICLES O/CONAN TP VOL 16 ETERNITY WAR & OTHER STORIES

$16.95

DAR

25

29

2.88

AUG080175

BATMAN GOTHAM UNDERGROUND TP

$19.99

DC

26

39

2.86

SEP082461

X-MEN LEGACY TP VOL 01 DIVIDED HE STANDS

$15.99

MAR

27

53

2.85

AUG080181

GREEN LANTERN CORPS RING QUEST TP

$14.99

DC

28

30

2.84

SEP082445

NEW AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 08 SECRET INVASION BOOK 1

$19.99

MAR

29

54

2.79

AUG080225

EXTERMINATORS TP VOL 05 BUG BROTHERS FOREVER (MR)

$14.99

DC

30

56

2.73

JUL080170

TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE TP

$14.99

DC

31

31

2.64

SEP082454

AVENGERS THE INITIATIVE TP VOL 02 KILLED IN ACTION

$19.99

MAR

32

5

2.60

JUL080174

WATCHMEN THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC

$75.00

DC

33

45

2.60

JUL080168

SHOWCASE PRESENTS WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

34

49

2.55

AUG080188

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SGT ROCK TP VOL 02

$16.99

DC

35

22

2.54

SEP082456

DAREDEVIL MILLER JANSON TP VOL 01

$29.99

MAR

36

33

2.53

SEP082446

CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC VOL 03 DEATH CAPT AMERICA

$19.99

MAR

37

43

2.48

AUG080177

BATMAN EGO & OTHER TAILS TP

$17.99

DC

38

64

2.48

SEP082459

THUNDERBOLTS WARREN ELLIS TP VOL 02 CAGED ANGELS

$14.99

MAR

39

36

2.45

AUG080176

BATMAN RULES O/ENGAGEMENT TP

$19.99

DC

40

10

2.39

JUL080159

JACK KIRBYS THE DEMON OMNIBUS HC

$49.99

DC

41

97

2.31

JUL080068

TRIGUN MAXIMUM TP VOL 13 DOUBLE DUEL

$9.95

DAR

42

91

2.25

JUL084252

WARCRAFT LEGENDS GN VOL 02 (Of 5)

$10.99

TKP

43

42

2.25

JUL080157

DIANA PRINCE WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 03

$19.99

DC

44

114

2.24

AUG084369

YU GI OH GX GN VOL 02

$7.99

VIZ

45

67

2.24

JUL084008

DISNEYS DUCKTALES GOLD ODYSSEY TP

$15.99

GEM

46

65

2.18

SEP082466

ESSENTIAL HULK TP VOL 05

$16.99

MAR

47

51

2.16

JUL080169

SUPERMAN VS BRAINIAC TP

$19.99

DC

48

93

2.16

SEP083950

TSUBASA GN VOL 19

$10.95

RAN

49

23

2.09

SEP082457

NEW X-MEN BY MORRISON ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 03

$34.99

MAR

50

79

2.05

SEP082453

YOUNG X-MEN TP VOL 01 FINAL GENESIS

$14.99

MAR

51

92

2.03

MAY051818

PULSE TP VOL 02 SECRET WAR

$11.99

MAR

52

66

2.02

JUL080164

NIGHTWING FREEFALL TP

$17.99

DC

53

58

2.01

JUN082292

WANTED TP MOVIE ED

$19.99

IMA

54

34

2.00

SEP084106

ANGEL OMNIBUS TP

$24.99

IDW

55

13

1.97

SEP083745

FATHOM DEFINITIVE ED TP

$49.99

ASP

56

110

1.86

AUG084310

CHIBI VAMPIRE GN VOL 11 (Of 13) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

57

76

1.84

SEP082460

GHOST RIDER TP VOL 05 HELL BENT HEAVEN BOUND

$16.99

MAR

58

40

1.83

JUL080162

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL HC VOL 03

$24.99

DC

59

24

1.79

AUG082435

CIVIL WAR HC

$39.99

MAR

60

46

1.76

JUL080034

ALIENS OMNIBUS TP VOL 05

$24.95

DAR

61

68

1.74

JUL082386-7

X-MEN MAGIK STORM AND ILLYANA PREM HC*

$19.99

MAR

62

52

1.71

JUL080155

BOOSTER GOLD HC VOL 02 BLUE & GOLD

$24.99

DC

63

69

1.71

SEP082464

MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 03 GOD & COUNTRY

$19.99

MAR

64

125

1.71

AUG084385

OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 11

$8.99

VIZ

65

17

1.69

SEP082429-30

MMW INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HC VOL 05*

$54.99

MAR

66

88

1.68

SEP082463

PUNISHER TP BARBARIAN WITH A GUN

$15.99

MAR

67

72

1.66

JUL080165

QUESTION TP VOL 03 EPITAPH FOR A HERO

$19.99

DC

68

84

1.61

AUG080184

ROBIN VIOLENT TENDENCIES TP

$17.99

DC

69

26

1.61

AUG082436

CIVIL WAR HC DM ED

$39.99

MAR

70

38

1.59

SEP082215

LIQUID CITY GN

$29.99

IMA

71

75

1.58

SEP082462

COUNTER X TP VOL 03

$19.99

MAR

72

16

1.58

SEP082431-2

MMW GOLDEN AGE ALL WINNERS HC VOL 03*

$59.99

MAR

73

61

1.55

JAN072436

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

MAR

74

62

1.54

SEP082448

X-MEN LEGACY PREM HC VOL 02 SINS OF FATHER

$24.99

MAR

75

95

1.54

SEP082458

X-MEN FIRST CLASS TP BAND O/BROTHERS

$14.99

MAR

76

111

1.53

NOV041833

ULTIMATE ELEKTRA DEVILS DUE TP

$11.99

MAR

77

81

1.52

SEP082447

SPIDER-MAN PREM HC KRAVENS FIRST HUNT

$19.99

MAR

78

99

1.51

AUG062116

PULSE TP VOL 03 FEAR

$14.99

MAR

79

63

1.50

JUN071905

STRAY TOASTERS TP (NEW PTG)

$24.99

IMA

80

83

1.47

SEP084119

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE SEQUEL REIGN O/STARSCREAM TP

$19.99

IDW

81

131

1.47

AUG084399

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION TP VOL 11

$9.99

VIZ

82

153

1.44

SEP084126

UNDERWOLD RISE O/LYCANS COLLECTED ED TP

$7.99

IDW

83

98

1.43

AUG082467

LAST DEFENDERS TP

$15.99

MAR

84

157

1.42

AUG084379

D GRAY MAN GN VOL 11

$7.99

VIZ

85

7

1.41

JUL082378

PUNISHER BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS HC

$99.99

MAR

86

138

1.40

AUG083806

CODE GEASS LELOUCH O/REBELLION GN VOL 02

$9.99

BAN

87

94

1.38

APR082171

DRAIN TP VOL 01 (MR)

$16.99

IMA

88

70

1.35

SEP082439

MYTHOS HC VOL 01

$24.99

MAR

89

120

1.35

SEP083737

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SELECT TP VOL 02

$11.95

ARC

90

132

1.33

JUN080102

OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 10

$10.95

DAR

91

171

1.31

AUG084377

CLAYMORE TP VOL 13

$7.99

VIZ

92

73

1.30

JUL084301

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG FIRST IMPRESSIONS HC

$24.95

VAL

93

108

1.29

AUG080238

SLOTH TP (MR)

$14.99

DC

94

109

1.28

DEC058055

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.99

DC

95

89

1.27

JUL080224

UN-MEN TP VOL 02 CHILDREN OF PARADOX (MR)

$19.99

DC

96

113

1.20

AUG082292

IMPALER TP VOL 01

$14.99

IMA

97

145

1.20

AUG084311

TRINITY BLOOD GN VOL 08 (Of 10) (MR)

$9.99

TKP

98

101

1.20

SEP084146

TANK GIRL VISIONS OF BOOGA TP

$17.99

IDW

99

115

1.19

JUN084058

48 MORE ASHLEY WOOD NUDES SC (MR)

$14.99

IDW

100

165

1.18

AUG084395

NANA TP VOL 13 (MR)

$8.99

VIZ


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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.