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Top 100 Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks: February 2009

DC Comics had the best-selling graphic novel in February 2009 with Watchmen by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, its strong sales fueled by fan anticipation for the just-released motion picture adaptation, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.

DC Comics also had the Batman R.I.P. Deluxe Edition hardcover (ranked #2) and the All-Star Superman Volume 2 hardcover (ranked #4), both written by fan-favorite author Grant Morrison, in the top 10 trade paperback and graphic novel list. DMZ Volume 6: Blood in the Game, from DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, ranked #5.

Oni Press had the #3 graphic novel in February with the fifth volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim series, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World.

Image Comics' Top Cow Productions studio had the #6 best-selling graphic novel in February with The Darkness: Accursed Volume 1 trade paperback.

Viz Media's Naruto Volume 34 ranked #7.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top 10 with Hulk Volume 1: Red Hulk at #8, Mini Marvels: Secret Invasion Digest at #9 and Captain America: The Death of Captain America Volume 3 at #10.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2009

Quantity Rank

Retail Rank

Release

Index

Item Code

Description

Price

Vendor

1

1

APR 2005

11.20

FEB058406-M

WATCHMEN TP

19.99

DC

2

2

NEW!

6.04

OCT080163

BATMAN RIP DELUXE EDITION HC

24.99

DC

3

10

NEW!

5.50

DEC084184

SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 05 SP VS THE UNIVERSE

11.95

ONI

4

4

NEW!

4.90

OCT080162

ALL STAR SUPERMAN HC VOL 02

19.99

DC

5

11

NEW!

4.74

NOV080228

DMZ TP VOL 06 BLOOD IN THE GAME (MR)

12.99

DC

6

69

NEW!

4.07

SEP082279

DARKNESS ACCURSED TP VOL 01 DIRECT MARKET ED

4.99

IMA

7

36

NEW!

3.82

DEC084318

NARUTO TP VOL 34

7.95

VIZ

8

6

NEW!

3.75

DEC082454

HULK TP VOL 01 RED HULK

19.99

MAR

9

39

NEW!

2.97

DEC082439

MINI MARVELS TP SECRET INVASION DIGEST

9.99

MAR

10

19

NEW!

2.74

DEC082456

CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 03 DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA

14.99

MAR

11

62

NEW!

2.69

OCT088030

NARUTO TP VOL 35

7.95

VIZ

12

64

NEW!

2.65

OCT088032

NARUTO TP VOL 37

7.95

VIZ

13

9

NEW!

2.64

OCT080227

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING HC BOOK 01 (MR)

24.99

DC

14

3

NEW!

2.53

OCT080178

STARMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 02

49.99

DC

15

13

NEW!

2.52

DEC082444

SECRET INVASION TP THUNDERBOLTS

19.99

MAR

16

20

JAN 2009

2.50

OCT080043

STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 05

15.95

DAR

17

33

NEW!

2.49

DEC082443

SECRET INVASION TP RUNAWAYS YOUNG AVENGERS

12.99

MAR

18

18

NEW!

2.43

DEC082462

PUNISHER MAX TP VOL 11 GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES (MR)

16.99

MAR

19

25

NEW!

2.39

DEC082440

SECRET INVASION TP FRONT LINE

14.99

MAR

20

21

NEW!

2.30

DEC082449-M

NOVA TP VOL 03 SECRET INVASION

16.99

MAR

21

38

NEW!

2.30

DEC082441

SECRET INVASION TP BLACK PANTHER

12.99

MAR

22

23

NEW!

2.28

DEC082447-M

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 TP VOL 01 SECRET INVASION

15.99

MAR

23

32

NEW!

2.18

NOV080172

BATMAN FALSE FACES TP

14.99

DC

24

44

FEB 2004

2.14

OCT041798

UNCANNY X-MEN NEW AGE TP VOL 01 END OF HISTORY

12.99

MAR

25

24

NEW!

2.13

NOV080180

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN FAMILY TP VOL 03

16.99

DC

26

35

NEW!

2.12

DEC082442

SECRET INVASION TP INCREDIBLE HERCULES

14.99

MAR

27

16

NEW!

2.09

NOV080187

TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 01

19.99

DC

28

28

NEW!

2.05

DEC082464

ESSENTIAL CLASSIC X-MEN TP VOL 03

16.99

MAR

29

37

NEW!

2.01

DEC082460

SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 03 BRAND NEW DAY

14.99

MAR

30

40

NEW!

1.97

NOV080173

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS THE SNARE TP

14.99

DC

31

42

NEW!

1.92

NOV082240

SWORD TP VOL 02 WATER (MR)

14.99

IMA

32

55

NEW!

1.87

NOV080197

TINY TITANS TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO THE TREEHOUSE

12.99

DC

33

89

NEW!

1.87

NOV084335

LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 03

7.99

VIZ

34

46

NEW!

1.83

NOV080182

SUPERMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 06

14.99

DC

35

14

NEW!

1.83

OCT080020

INDIANA JONES FURTHER ADV OMNIBUS TP VOL 01

24.95

DAR

36

90

NEW!

1.81

OCT088031

NARUTO TP VOL 36

7.95

VIZ

37

47

NEW!

1.80

NOV080190

WONDER WOMAN WHO IS WONDER WOMAN TP

14.99

DC

38

26

NEW!

1.79

NOV080189

DIANA PRINCE WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 04

19.99

DC

39

15

NEW!

1.72

NOV082434-M

MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01

24.99

MAR

40

29

NEW!

1.70

NOV080184

TANGENT SUPERMANS REIGN TP VOL 01

19.99

DC

41

31

NEW!

1.66

DEC082426

AVENGERS INITIATIVE PREM HC VOL 03 SECRET INVASION

19.99

MAR

42

45

NEW!

1.62

NOV080179

SHOWCASE PRESENTS AQUAMAN TP VOL 03

16.99

DC

43

68

JUN 2008

1.61

JAN088344

STINKY GN

12.95

RAW

44

27

NEW!

1.61

DEC084077

SPIKE AFTER THE FALL HC VOL 01

21.99

IDW

45

70

NEW!

1.56

NOV080181

SUPERMAN CAMELOT FALLS TP VOL 02

12.99

DC

46

51

NEW!

1.53

DEC082455

AVENGERS TP NIGHTS OF WUNDAGORE

16.99

MAR

47

5

NEW!

1.46

OCT082493-M

MMW ATLAS ERA STRANGE TALES HC VOL 02

59.99

MAR

48

105

NEW!

1.45

OCT083883

ALAN MOORE THE COURTYARD GN COLOR PTG (MR)

7.99

AVA

49

77

NEW!

1.45

OCT080049

MPD PSYCHO TP VOL 08

12.95

DAR

50

43

MAR 2009

1.42

OCT080014

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 05

19.95

DAR

51

12

NEW!

1.40

DEC082422

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN HC VOL 10

39.99

MAR

52

48

NEW!

1.34

DEC084088

TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON TP

19.99

IDW

53

8

NEW!

1.34

OCT080034

EERIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 01

49.95

DAR

54

83

NEW!

1.33

DEC083916

GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS TP VOL 01 NIGHT WITCHES

12.99

DE

55

49

NEW!

1.32

NOV080062

GRENDEL DEVILS REIGN TP

19.95

DAR

56

86

AUG 2004

1.31

MAY042851

SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 SP PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE

11.95

ONI

57

7

NEW!

1.29

OCT082495-M

MMW MIGHTY THOR HC VOL 08

54.99

MAR

58

53

NEW!

1.28

DEC084112

WELCOME TO HOXFORD TP VOL 01

19.99

IDW

59

34

JAN 2009

1.27

NOV082450

CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC TRUTH

24.99

MAR

60

56

NEW!

1.27

NOV080177

SIMON DARK TP VOL 02 ASHES

17.99

DC

61

57

NEW!

1.26

DEC084110

30 DAYS OF NIGHT TP JUAREZ

17.99

IDW

62

58

MAR 2008

1.25

NOV070226

BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC

17.99

DC

63

54

NEW!

1.22

DEC082461

ETERNALS TP VOL 01 TO SLAY A GOD

19.99

MAR

64

95

NEW!

1.22

OCT080046

BLOOD PLUS GN VOL 05

10.95

DAR

65

80

JAN 2009

1.19

NOV082242

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR)

14.99

IMA

66

128

NEW!

1.18

NOV084324

ONE PIECE TP VOL 20

7.95

VIZ

67

81

NEW!

1.18

DEC082459

X-MEN LEGACY TP SINS OF THE FATHER

14.99

MAR

68

41

NEW!

1.17

DEC082427

X-FACTOR PREM HC SECRET INVASION

24.99

MAR

69

130

NEW!

1.17

NOV084316

D GRAY MAN GN VOL 12

7.99

VIZ

70

131

NEW!

1.15

NOV084319

ROSARIO VAMPIRE GN VOL 05

7.99

VIZ

71

22

NEW!

1.11

JUL084298

APPLE ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 02 (MR)

34.95

UDO

72

30

NEW!

1.11

DEC082457

INVADERS CLASSIC TP VOL 03

29.99

MAR

73

60

NEW!

1.10

DEC084219

ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 02

19.95

RED

74

63

NEW!

1.06

DEC082428

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL PREM HC VOL 05 SECRET INVASION

19.99

MAR

75

87

NEW!

1.05

DEC082458

MARVEL EUROPE TP (MR)

14.99

MAR

76

147

NEW!

1.01

NOV084333

POKEMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE GN VOL 03

7.99

VIZ

77

79

NEW!

1.00

DEC084091

TRANSFORMERS REVELATIONS TP

17.99

IDW

78

149

NEW!

1.00

NOV084133

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED TP VOL 07

7.99

IDW

79

71

NEW!

1.00

OCT080018

MYSPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS TP VOL 02

19.95

DAR

80

72

NEW!

0.99

NOV080188

VIGILANTE CITY LIGHTS PRAIRIE JUSTICE TP

19.99

DC

81

122

NEW!

0.98

DEC082437

MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS TP VOL 08 DIGEST

9.99

MAR

82

73

NEW!

0.98

DEC084094

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN OMNIBUS TP

19.99

IDW

83

61

NEW!

0.96

OCT084066-M

DEAN KOONTZS FRANKENSTEIN HC VOL 01 PRODIGAL SON

22.95

DAB

84

76

NEW!

0.94

OCT080010

BEANWORLD HC VOL 01 WAHOOLAZUMA

19.95

DAR

85

78

OCT 2008

0.92

JUL080124

JOKER HC

19.99

DC

86

103

NEW!

0.91

NOV080208

LOST BOYS REIGN OF FROGS TP (MR)

12.99

DC

87

59

NEW!

0.89

DEC082429

MOON KNIGHT PREM HC VOL 04 DEATH OF MARC SPECTOR

24.99

MAR

88

123

NEW!

0.88

NOV083986

AIR GEAR GN VOL 11 (MR)

10.99

DEL

89

50

NEW!

0.87

OCT084241

COMPLETE CHESTER GOULDS DICK TRACY HC VOL 06

29.99

IDW

90

82

NEW!

0.87

DEC084111

STAR TREK MIRROR IMAGES TP

19.99

IDW

91

106

NEW!

0.86

NOV084306

NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 01

12.99

VIZ

92

108

NEW!

0.85

NOV084307

PLUTO URASAWA X TEZUKA GN VOL 01

12.99

VIZ

93

139

JUN 2005

0.85

APR058372

FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE

9.99

DC

94

65

NEW!

0.84

DEC082430

SUPREME POWER PREM HC CONTACT

24.99

MAR

95

111

NEW!

0.83

OCT080047

EDEN TP VOL 11 ITS AN ENDLESS WORLD (MR)

12.95

DAR

96

17

NEW!

0.83

NOV084155

COMPLETE TERRY & THE PIRATES HC VOL 06 1945-1946

49.99

IDW

97

113

FEB 2005

0.82

OCT058020

Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED

12.99

DC

98

115

NEW!

0.81

NOV084336

BLACK LAGOON GN VOL 04 (MR)

12.99

VIZ

99

188

NEW!

0.80

NOV084317

RAL OMEGA GRAD GN VOL 03

7.99

VIZ

100

101

NEW!

0.80

DEC082445-M

NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 08 SECRET INVASION BOOK 01

14.99

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.