March Top 100 Graphic Novels Initial Estimates

By Todd Allen

Here’s the drill: Diamond has released the top 100 graphic novels and relative rankings for the monthly comics for March 2012.  Since Walking Dead is usually a fairly consistently selling title, I’m going to plug last month’s Walking Deadnumbers ( Comichron had January’sWalking Dead estimated at 32,361) 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.

Speaking of Great Kirkman, Vol. 1 of  Walking Dead holds the #1 slot, with orders in the vicinity of 5,600.  Not a huge number, but better than last month’s chart topper.  Hellboy and The Boys (technically a spin-off mini-series) take #2 and #3.  Flashpoint’s tpb edition hits #4 and at #5 Marvel charts with somewhere in the vicinity of 4,100 copies of X-Men Season One, which would be a handful of copies more than February’s Fantastic Four Season One and suggests a little consistency for Marvel’s OGN efforts.  I’m counting 14 publishers in the top 100, but then again graphic novels have always been more of an equal opportunity category than monthly titles.  I would draw your attention to slot #26 and the first tpb of Rachel Rising. There aren’t very many artists out there doing their own thing and solo-publishing.  With ~2100 copies ordered, Terry Moore’s had a better March than a lot of other graphic novels.  Old school.   Also worth noting: Deadpool makes two more appearances: #16 and #76.  Deadpool seems like it might have a proportionally higher profile in collected editions than in monthlies.

1
4.62
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE
$9.99
IMA
5,616
2
4.41
HELLBOY TP VOL 12 THE STORM AND THE FURY
$19.99
DAR
5,361
3
4.15
BOYS TP VOL 10 BUTCHER BAKER CANDLESTICKMAKER (MR)
$19.99
DE
5,045
4
3.91
FLASHPOINT TP
$14.99
DC
4,753
5
3.39
X-MEN SEASON ONE PREM HC
$24.99
MAR
4,121
6
3.12
DMZ TP VOL 11 FREE STATES RISING (MR)
$19.99
DC
3,793
7
2.96
STAR WARS CLONE WARS YR TP VOL 07 ENEMY WITHIN
$7.99
DAR
3,598
8
2.75
FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT BATMAN TP
$17.99
DC
3,343
9
2.7
NORTHLANDERS TP VOL 06 THORS DAUGHTER (MR)
$14.99
DC
3,282
10
2.69
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG)
$14.99
IMA
3,270
11
2.54
NARUTO TP VOL 55
$9.99
VIZ
3,088
12
2.48
VENOM BY RICK REMENDER TP VOL 01
$16.99
MAR
3,015
13
2.25
BATMAN BIRTH OF THE DEMON TP
$29.99
DC
2,735
14
2.2
SECRET INVASION TP
$29.99
MAR
2,674
15
2.2
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 15 WE FIND OURSELVES (MR)
$14.99
IMA
2,674
16
2.11
DEADPOOL TP VOL 08 OPERATION ANNIHILATION
$15.99
MAR
2,565
17
2.09
SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 04
$10.99
RAN
2,541
18
2.06
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS
$14.99
IMA
2,504
19
1.99
FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT SUPERMAN TP
$17.99
DC
2,419
20
1.97
AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE HC
$34.99
MAR
2,395
21
1.95
FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN TP
$17.99
DC
2,371
22
1.92
FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT GREEN LANTERN TP
$17.99
DC
2,334
23
1.89
FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT THE FLASH TP
$17.99
DC
2,298
24
1.87
BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC
$24.99
DC
2,273
25
1.83
KING CITY TP (MR)
$19.99
IMA
2,225
26
1.74
RACHEL RISING TP VOL 01 SHADOW OF DEATH
$16.99
ABS
2,115
27
1.71
STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 03 LOST SUNS
$18.99
DAR
2,079
28
1.7
AXE COP TP VOL 03
$14.99
DAR
2,067
29
1.7
CROSSED TP VOL 03 PSYCHOPATH (MR)
$19.99
AVA
2,067
30
1.66
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE (MR)
$14.99
IMA
2,018
31
1.61
ANNIHILATORS EARTHFALL TP
$14.99
MAR
1,957
32
1.55
AVENGERS INVADERS HC
$39.99
MAR
1,884
33
1.54
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP VOL 04 DIVISION
$14.99
DC
1,872
34
1.46
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,775
35
1.44
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES DOSM TP
$19.99
MAR
1,751
36
1.35
SPIDER-MAN PREM HC TORMENT
$19.99
MAR
1,641
37
1.34
ASTONISHING THOR TP
$16.99
MAR
1,629
38
1.33
DC UNIVERSE BY ALAN MOORE HC
$39.99
DC
1,617
39
1.33
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY NICK SPENCER PREM HC VOL 01
$24.99
MAR
1,617
40
1.31
UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN PREM HC VOL 01
$19.99
MAR
1,593
41
1.3
X-MEN FIRST TO LAST TP
$15.99
MAR
1,580
42
1.3
GONE TO AMERIKAY HC (MR)
$24.99
DC
1,580
43
1.3
IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN TP
$34.99
MAR
1,580
44
1.3
MARVEL FIRSTS 1970S TP VOL 02
$29.99
MAR
1,580
45
1.25
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,520
46
1.24
ELEKTRA ASSASSIN PREM HC (MR)
$24.99
MAR
1,507
47
1.23
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,495
48
1.23
AVENGERS ROAD TO MARVEL AVENGERS TP
$24.99
MAR
1,495
49
1.22
RED ROBIN SEVEN DAYS OF DEATH TP
$19.99
DC
1,483
50
1.22
SECRET AVENGERS RUN MISSION DONT GET SEEN SAVE WORLD
$24.99
MAR
1,483
51
1.2
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,459
52
1.16
ONE PIECE TP VOL 61
$9.99
VIZ
1,410
53
1.15
STAR TREK ONGOING TP VOL 01
$17.99
IDW
1,398
54
1.14
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME
$14.99
IMA
1,386
55
1.13
BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS HC VOL 03
$34.99
DAR
1,374
56
1.13
WOLVERINE AND NICK FURY SCORPIO TP
$19.99
MAR
1,374
57
1.11
GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES TP VOL 04
$14.99
DC
1,349
58
1.11
JUSTICE LEAGUE RISE AND FALL TP
$17.99
DC
1,349
59
1.09
STUFF OF LEGEND TP VOL 03
$15.95
TH3
1,325
60
1.09
WONDER WOMAN ODYSSEY HC VOL 02
$22.99
DC
1,325
61
1.09
MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN HC
$24.99
MAR
1,325
62
1.09
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,325
63
1.08
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 14
$24.99
IDW
1,313
64
1.07
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING TP VOL 01
$17.99
IDW
1,301
65
1.07
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,301
66
1.06
QUEEN CRAB HC (MR)
$12.99
IMA
1,289
67
1.06
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 01 PROMISE PART 1
$10.99
DAR
1,289
68
1.05
COVER GIRLS HC (MR)
$24.99
IMA
1,276
69
1.05
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,276
70
1.05
KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES TP VOL 02
$9.99
ARC
1,276
71
1.04
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS TP VOL 02
$19.99
DC
1,264
72
1.03
SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON TP VOL 02
$14.99
DC
1,252
73
1.03
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM
$14.99
IMA
1,252
74
1.02
SECRET WARRIORS TP VOL 06 WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS
$14.99
MAR
1,240
75
1.01
MMW MIGHTY THOR HC VOL 11
$59.99
MAR
1,228
76
1.01
DEADPOOL PREM HC VOL 10 EVIL DEADPOOL
$19.99
MAR
1,228
77
1
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 13 TOO FAR GONE (MR)
$14.99
IMA
1,216
78
0.98
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY FEAR ITSELF FALLOUT PREM HC
$19.99
MAR
1,191
79
0.97
SONIC GENESIS HC
$24.99
ARC
1,179
80
0.97
STAR WARS OMNIBUS OTHER SONS OF TATOOINE TP
$24.99
DAR
1,179
81
0.96
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA DARK THINGS TP
$17.99
DC
1,167
82
0.95
AVENGERS KORVAC SAGA TP
$24.99
MAR
1,155
83
0.94
ESSENTIAL X-MEN TP VOL 10
$19.99
MAR
1,143
84
0.93
SHOWCASE PRESENTS YOUNG LOVE TP VOL 01
$19.99
DC
1,131
85
0.93
AVENGERS 1959 TP
$16.99
MAR
1,131
86
0.9
GFT DREAM EATER SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR)
$15.99
ZEN
1,094
87
0.9
FEAR ITSELF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC
$19.99
MAR
1,094
88
0.89
COMPLEAT TERMINAL CITY TP
$24.99
DAR
1,082
89
0.87
MARVEL ZOMBIES 04 HC
$19.99
MAR
1,058
90
0.87
MMW GOLDEN AGE YOUNG ALLIES HC VOL 02
$64.99
MAR
1,058
91
0.85
SMURFS GN VOL 11 SMURF OLYMPICS
$5.99
NBM
1,033
92
0.85
WOMANTHOLOGY HEROIC HC
$50.00
IDW
1,033
93
0.84
AVENGERS BY BENDIS HEROIC AGE HC
$39.99
MAR
1,021
94
0.84
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING 2 TP VOL 03 CAME OUTER SPACE
$19.99
IDW
1,021
95
0.84
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DRIZZT HC VOL 01 NEVERWINTER
$24.99
IDW
1,021
96
0.83
MARVEL ZOMBIES 03 HC
$19.99
MAR
1,009
97
0.83
EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 01
$34.99
MAR
1,009
98
0.82
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS TP VOL 02 (MR)
$15.99
ZEN
997
99
0.81
CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC TRUTH
$24.99
MAR
985
100
0.81
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU TP
$12.99
DC
985

Comments

  1. James says:

    that is hard to read! Esp when the numbers arn’t straight next to the title heading.

  2. http://bit.ly/Ihuu9L
    Wonder Woman!

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