Initial Sales Estimates For February 2012 – Graphic Novels

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By Todd Allen

GOG1 Initial Sales Estimates For February 2012   Graphic Novels Here’s the drill: Diamond has released the top 100 titles and relative rankings for graphic novels for February 2012.  Since Walking Dead is usually a fairly consistently selling title, I’m going to plug last month’s Walking Dead numbers (both Comichron and ICV2 had January’s Walking Dead estimated at 31,596) into Diamond’s rankings.  That should get us relatively close to the formal estimates that should be out soon.  If Walking Dead had a good month, the numbers should be higher.  If Walking Dead had a bad month, the numbers will be lower.  History suggests this will be within +/- 5%, if not +/- 1%, praise to Great Kirkman.

1
3.42
BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM TP
$14.99
DC
4,290
2
3.16
FANTASTIC FOUR SEASON ONE PREM HC
$24.99
MAR
3,964
3
2.54
UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 02 DEATHLOK NATION
$15.99
MAR
3,186
4
2.48
AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 03 (MR)
$24.99
DC
3,111
5
2.43
BATMAN TIME AND THE BATMAN TP
$14.99
DC
3,048
6
2.37
BATMAN THE BLACK MIRROR HC
$29.99
DC
2,973
7
2.25
BATMAN VS BANE TP
$12.99
DC
2,822
8
2.2
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 15 (MR)
$14.99
IMA
2,759
9
2.14
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE
$9.99
IMA
2,684
10
2.13
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING TP VOL 01
$17.99
IDW
2,672
11
1.84
CARNAGE FAMILY FEUD TP
$19.99
MAR
2,308
12
1.74
HELLBLAZER PHANTOM PAINS TP (MR)
$14.99
DC
2,182
13
1.73
BLEACH TP VOL 38
$9.99
VIZ
2,170
14
1.71
IZOMBIE TP VOL 03 SIX FEET UNDER AND RISING (MR)
$14.99
DC
2,145
15
1.7
X-MEN PRELUDE TO SCHISM TP
$14.99
MAR
2,132
16
1.66
UNCANNY X-FORCE DARK ANGEL SAGA PREM HC BOOK 02
$24.99
MAR
2,082
17
1.65
STAR WARS JEDI VOL 01 DARK SIDE TP
$18.99
DAR
2,070
18
1.6
FF BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 01
$15.99
MAR
2,007
19
1.54
FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 04 (MR)
$29.99
DC
1,932
20
1.52
SUPERIOR PREM HC
$24.99
MAR
1,907
21
1.51
ANNIHILATORS TP
$19.99
MAR
1,894
22
1.48
SUPERMAN THE BLACK RING TP VOL 01
$14.99
DC
1,856
23
1.47
PUNISHER BY GREG RUCKA PREM HC VOL 01
$19.99
MAR
1,844
24
1.44
DAREDEVIL REBORN TP
$16.99
MAR
1,806
25
1.42
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG)
$14.99
IMA
1,781
26
1.41
ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 01
$24.99
MAR
1,769
27
1.35
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 08 UNFIXABLE
$15.99
MAR
1,693
28
1.32
NEGIMA GN VOL 33 (MR)
$10.99
RAN
1,656
29
1.3
SUPERMAN REIGN OF DOOMSDAY HC
$22.99
DC
1,631
30
1.28
STAR WARS LONG TIME AGO OMNIBUS TP VOL 05
$24.99
DAR
1,606
31
1.28
GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD TP VOL 01 (MR)
$19.99
DE
1,606
32
1.28
KING CONAN THE SCARLET CITADEL TP
$14.99
DAR
1,606
33
1.27
X-FORCE NECROSHA TP
$19.99
MAR
1,593
34
1.26
POWER GIRL OLD FRIENDS TP
$19.99
DC
1,580
35
1.24
SHOWCASE PRESENTS GHOSTS TP VOL 01
$19.99
DC
1,555
36
1.19
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS
$14.99
IMA
1,493
37
1.18
LOEG BLACK DOSSIER HC 2ND PTG
$29.99
DC
1,480
38
1.15
INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLL HC VOL 07
$39.99
IMA
1,442
39
1.14
GANTZ TP VOL 21
$12.99
DAR
1,430
40
1.14
SANDMAN TP VOL 08 WORLDS END (MR)
$19.99
DC
1,430
41
1.14
CAPTAIN AMERICA PRISONER OF WAR TP
$19.99
MAR
1,430
42
1.13
ASSASSINS CREED THE FALL TP (MR)
$18.99
UBI
1,417
43
1.12
YU-GI-OH 5DS GN VOL 02
$9.99
VIZ
1,405
44
1.12
AVENGERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 JRJR CVR
$99.99
MAR
1,405
45
1.1
SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 02 30 YEARS LATER
$11.99
ARC
1,380
46
1.09
JOHN ROMITA AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ARTIST ED HC
IDW
1,367
47
1.08
ULT COMICS ULTIMATES BY HICKMAN PREM HC VOL 01
$24.99
MAR
1,355
48
1.06
X-MEN LEGACY NECROSHA TP
$15.99
MAR
1,330
49
1.04
MMW UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 08
$59.99
MAR
1,304
50
1.01
NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 02
$19.99
MAR
1,267
51
1.01
AVENGERS ORIGIN TP
$14.99
MAR
1,267
52
1.01
SPIDER-MAN FANTASTIC SPIDER-MAN TP
$19.99
MAR
1,267
53
1
ASTONISHING X-MEN WHEDON CASSADAY ULT COLL TP BOOK 01
$29.99
MAR
1,254
54
1
XOMBI TP
$14.99
DC
1,254
55
1
WOLVERINE AND CAPTAIN AMERICA TP
$14.99
MAR
1,254
56
0.99
DEADMAN TP VOL 02
$14.99
DC
1,242
57
0.99
UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SOLUTION
$15.99
MAR
1,242
58
0.98
MARVEL ZOMBIES SUPREME TP
$16.99
MAR
1,229
59
0.97
ARTIFACTS TP VOL 03
$19.99
IMA
1,217
60
0.97
MEGA MAN TP VOL 02 TIME KEEPS SLIPPING
$11.99
ARC
1,217
61
0.96
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DIGEST GN PINEAPPLE & OTHER
$6.99
APE
1,204
62
0.96
BAKUMAN TP VOL 09
$9.99
VIZ
1,204
63
0.95
SOUL EATER TP VOL 08
$11.99
HAC
1,192
64
0.95
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP
$14.99
DC
1,192
65
0.95
BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP
$24.99
DC
1,192
66
0.94
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,179
67
0.92
AVENGERS HAWKEYE TP
$19.99
MAR
1,154
68
0.92
A TALE OF SAND HC
$29.95
ARA
1,154
69
0.91
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA MONUMENT POINT TP
$14.99
DC
1,141
70
0.91
GATE 7 TP VOL 02
$10.99
DAR
1,141
71
0.91
JOHN CARTER A PRINCESS OF MARS TP
$14.99
MAR
1,141
72
0.9
IRON MAN 2.0 TP VOL 02 ASYMMETRY
$14.99
MAR
1,129
73
0.9
WATCHMEN TP
$19.99
DC
1,129
74
0.9
X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUS HC
$125.00
MAR
1,129
75
0.9
BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 06
$9.99
VIZ
1,129
76
0.9
STAND NIGHT HAS COME PREM HC
$24.99
MAR
1,129
77
0.89
XXXHOLIC GN VOL 19
$10.99
RAN
1,116
78
0.89
FEAR ITSELF UNCANNY X-MEN PREM HC
$19.99
MAR
1,116
79
0.87
AVENGERS BIG THREE TP
$29.99
MAR
1,091
80
0.85
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,066
81
0.85
EXPLORER THE MYSTERY BOXES SC
$10.95
ABR
1,066
82
0.85
VENGEANCE HC
$24.99
MAR
1,066
83
0.84
PIGS TP VOL 01 HELLO CRUEL WORLD (MR)
$12.99
IMA
1,054
84
0.83
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,041
85
0.82
HACK SLASH TP VOL 10 DEAD CELEBRITIES
$16.99
IMA
1,029
86
0.81
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,016
87
0.81
FABLES TP VOL 16 SUPER TEAM (MR)
$14.99
DC
1,016
88
0.8
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DIGEST GN BERRY SCARY STORM
$6.99
APE
1,003
89
0.8
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 01 PROMISE PART 1
$10.99
DAR
1,003
90
0.79
FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE
$12.99
DC
991
91
0.79
WALLY WOOD EC STORIES ARTIST ED HC
IDW
991
92
0.79
NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 19
$12.99
VIZ
991
93
0.78
DC UNIVERSE SECRET ORIGINS HC
$39.99
DC
978
94
0.77
POKEMON ADVENTURES PLATINUM GN VOL 04
$7.99
VIZ
966
95
0.77
CHRONICLES OF KULL TP VOL 05 DEAD MEN O/T DEEP & OTHER STORI
$18.99
DAR
966
96
0.77
TORSO GN HC (MR)
$24.99
MAR
966
97
0.76
WITCHBLADE REDEMPTION TP VOL 04
$19.99
IMA
953
98
0.76
KEY OF Z TP VOL 01 (MR)
$14.99
BOO
953
99
0.76
V FOR VENDETTA TP (MR)
$19.99
DC
953
100
0.76
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME
$14.99
IMA
953

Gates of Gotham takes first place for February, although that doesn’t seem like a particularly large number for the top book of the month.  Author Scott Snyder does seem to do alright for the month with Gates, American Vampire and Batman: The Black Mirror all in the top 10.  Don’t call him Geoff Johns 2.0.

IDW does nicely with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the #10 spot.  As always, a lot of Robert Kirkman book in the top 100, but you already knew those were going to be there.  Four X-Force volumes, too, as it continues to establish it’s own place under the x-umbrella.

Comments

  1. Oscillating Wildely says:

    “Gates of Gotham takes first place for February, although that doesn’t seem like a particularly large number for the top book of the month.”

    It’s long been a belief that the readers of digital comics would come primarily from the weekly/monthly comic book crowd, but these figures, and the lack of any real change to the monthly sales figures, seem to be indicating that the digital comic readership is made up primarily from those who had previously been trade readers.

    Which make sense when the time lag between monthly and collection is taken into consideration (with Gates of Gotham having been available to read in its entirety since the end of August 2011) as well as the ability to read a single issue/part at a reduced fee (if the reader is willing to wait a month) to see if they like the story without the expense of buying an entire trade paperback.

    The proof (or otherwise) of this theory will come in a month or so when the first of the DC Nu52 collections are released.

  2. BryanD says:

    Kind of surprised that Showcase Presents: GHOSTS is in there, I thought I was the only one waiting on that ha.

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