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July 2004 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Shipped to North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


DC took the top three slots in a month slightly better than July 2003.

Read more in our original report from the month. You can also click to skip to the Top Graphic Novels for the month.

—John Jackson Miller


This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 300 chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.
Distributor charts are regional commodity reports, not measures of a work's total reach. Read our FAQ.
The links lead to current listings for each item on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
12Superman/Batman11$2.95DC143,720
25Superman207$2.50DC138,991
31Identity Crisis2$3.95DC129,859
43Astonishing X-Men3$2.99Marvel129,369
54Avengers500 (#85)$3.50Marvel105,622
68Ultimate Spider-Man62$2.25Marvel98,968
79Uncanny X-Men446$2.25Marvel96,966
810Ultimate X-Men49$2.25Marvel93,577
911X-Men159$2.25Marvel93,169
1012Ultimate Fantastic Four9$2.25Marvel92,928
1113Amazing Spider-Man510$2.25Marvel84,755
126Marvel Knights Spider-Man4$2.99Marvel75,512
1322Batman630$2.25DC69,030
1424Wolverine17$2.25Marvel66,593
1519Teen Titans13$2.50DC65,661
1625JLA101$2.25DC64,619
1727JLA102$2.25DC63,252
1814Supreme Power11$2.99Marvel63,010
1916Excalibur3$2.99Marvel57,743
2017Venom Vs Carnage1$2.99Marvel56,798
2118New X-Men3$2.99Marvel55,307
2231Justice League Elite1$2.50DC53,850
2320Daredevil62$2.99Marvel52,939
2421Army of Darkness Ashes 2 Ashes1$2.99Dynamic Forces52,007
2538Spectacular Spider-Man17$2.25Marvel51,337
2623Rogue1$2.99Marvel50,730
2742Fantastic Four516$2.25Marvel48,583
2843Fantastic Four515$2.25Marvel48,452
2926Conan6$2.99Dark Horse48,342
3028Punisher9$2.99Marvel46,885
3129Invaders0$2.99Marvel46,540
3240Action Comics817$2.50DC45,180
3359Incredible Hulk74$2.25Marvel43,385
3432Marvel Knights 47$2.99Marvel43,012
3549Outsiders14$2.50DC41,956
3651JSA63$2.50DC41,597
3733Marvel Knights 48$2.99Marvel41,314
3854Adventures of Superman630$2.50DC40,728
3937Powers1$2.95Marvel40,389
4034Captain America29$2.99Marvel40,224
4163Flash212$2.25DC40,058
4236Pulse4$2.99Marvel39,885
437JLA Another Nail3$5.95DC37,863
4468Robin128$2.25DC37,255
4541Exiles49$2.99Marvel37,186
4630Batman Gotham Knights55$3.75DC37,021
4745Detective Comics796$2.95DC36,807
4844Identity Disc2$2.99Marvel36,337
4948Transformers Generation One Vol. 36$2.95Dreamwave36,213
5047Thor82$2.99Marvel36,096
5173Green Lantern179$2.25DC35,564
5250Powerless2$2.99Marvel34,805
5366Spawn136$2.50Image34,618
5453Iron Man86$2.99Marvel34,522
5555Powers2$2.95Marvel34,363
5635Loki1$3.50Marvel34,197
5757Superman Birthright12$2.95DC33,887
5867Doom Patrol2$2.50DC33,597
5958District X3$2.99Marvel33,259
6070Green Arrow40$2.50DC32,637
6160Cable/Deadpool5$2.99Marvel32,596
6261Planetary20$2.95DC32,527
6375Birds of Prey69$2.50DC31,906
6478Birds of Prey70$2.50DC31,685
6562Captain America & Falcon5$2.99Marvel31,022
6681Firestorm3$2.50DC31,001
6746Loki2$3.50Marvel30,987
6884DC Comics Presents Batman1$2.50DC30,760
6994Nightwing95$2.25DC30,394
7065Transformers Micromasters1$2.95Dreamwave29,745
7164Emma Frost13$2.99Marvel29,448
7239Official Handbook Marvel Universe Avengers 2004$3.99Marvel28,792
73107Wonder Woman206$2.25DC28,040
7469G.I. Joe32$2.95Devil's Due27,909
7592Books of Magick Life During Wartime1$2.50DC27,750
7695DC Comics Presents Green Lantern1$2.50DC27,101
7771Starjammers1$2.99Marvel27,018
7898DC Comics Presents Mystery I/Space1$2.50DC26,991
7972Alpha Flight5$2.99Marvel26,880
8074Mystique17$2.99Marvel26,708
8180Y The Last Man24$2.95DC26,632
8277Spider-Man Unlimited4$2.99Marvel26,507
8379Thanos12$2.99Marvel26,287
84102Batgirl54$2.50DC25,907
8582Weapon X26$2.99Marvel25,824
8683She Hulk5$2.99Marvel25,790
8785Man Thing1$2.99Marvel25,686
88104Hawkman30$2.50DC25,403
8915DC New Frontier5$6.95DC25,334
90105DC Comics Presents Hawkman1$2.50DC25,313
9186Kabuki1 (Res)$2.99Marvel25,306
92109Fables27$2.50DC25,148
93111Batman Legends of the Dark Knight181$2.50DC24,961
9487Venom17$2.99Marvel24,865
95113Scratch2$2.50DC24,533
96115Aquaman20$2.50DC24,409
97117Legion35$2.50DC24,209
98119Catwoman33$2.50DC24,009
99122Legion36$2.50DC23,719
10089Starjammers2$2.99Marvel23,705
10191X-Statix25$2.99Marvel23,449
10293Transformers Energon25$2.95Dreamwave23,360
10397G.I. Joe Reloaded5$2.95Devil's Due22,925
10499Spider-Girl76$2.99Marvel22,159
105100Witches3$2.99Marvel22,131
106101Silver Surfer11$2.99Marvel22,027
107134Mary Jane2$2.25Marvel21,620
108103Swamp Thing5$2.95DC21,620
109108Ex Machina2$2.95DC21,351
110106Captain Marvel25$2.99Marvel21,158
111110Witches4$2.99Marvel20,875
11252Star Wars Jedi Yoda One-Shot$4.99Dark Horse20,812
113112Guardians1$2.99Marvel20,529
114120Transformers Energon26$2.95Dreamwave20,322
115121Challengers of the Unknown2$2.95DC20,184
116123Iron Fist5$2.99Marvel19,777
117124Thor Son of Asgard6$2.99Marvel19,446
118126Bite Club4$2.95DC19,308
119125Star Wars Empire22$2.99Dark Horse19,287
120135Fathom Cannon Hawke0$2.50Aspen19,114
121149Marvel Age Spider-Man7$2.25Marvel17,651
122128BPRD Plague of Frogs5$2.99Dark Horse17,278
123150Marvel Age Spider-Man8$2.25Marvel17,244
124144100 Bullets51$2.50DC16,961
12556Batman Order of Beasts$5.95DC16,919
126130Witchblade77$2.99Image16,754
127146Gotham Central21$2.50DC16,705
128132Dawn Three Tiers4$2.95Image16,609
129133Seaguy3$2.95DC16,602
130137Witching2$2.95DC15,773
131136Tomb Raider44$2.99Image15,732
132152Richard Dragon3$2.50DC15,442
13311430 Days of Night Return To Barrow5$3.99IDW15,366
134138Shi Ju Nen1$2.99Dark Horse15,318
135140Tom Strong27$2.95DC15,159
136142Thundercats Enemys Pride2$2.95DC14,862
137147Hellblazer198$2.75DC14,772
138145Tom Strongs Terrific Tales11$2.95DC14,199
13990Liberty Meadows Source Book$4.95Image14,179
140172Teen Titans Go9$2.25DC14,068
141161Hero18$2.50DC13,827
142148Wildcats Version 3.023$2.95DC13,482
14376Tomb Raider Arabian Nights$5.99Image13,288
144151Bloodhound1$2.95DC13,095
145178Marvel Age Fantastic Four4$2.25Marvel13,040
146169Lucifer52$2.50DC12,957
147153Plastic Man8$2.95DC12,784
148129Smallville9$3.95DC12,764
149154Simpsons Comics96$2.99Bongo12,591
150158Masters of the Universe Vol. 34$2.95MV Creations12,543
151156Strykeforce4$2.99Image12,522
152180Batman Adventures16$2.25DC12,329
153116Witchblade Blood Oath One-Shot$4.99Image12,184
154118Catwoman The Movie$4.95DC12,184
155159Sleeper Season 22$2.95DC12,115
156139Action Comics775 2nd Ptg$3.75DC11,935
157184Justice League Adventures33$2.25DC11,866
158160Red Star Vol. 25$2.99Archie11,846
159164Lenore11$2.95Slave Labor11,438
160165Walking Dead9$2.95Image11,286
161166Monolith6$2.95DC11,266
162141Amazing Spider-Man509 Directors Cut$3.99Marvel11,190
163167Nail2$2.99Dark Horse11,017
164168Freaks of the Heartland4$2.99Dark Horse10,934
165143Frank Millers Robocop6$3.99Avatar10,900
166171Tarot Witch of the Black Rose27$2.95Broadsword10,769
167174Losers14$2.95DC10,631
168175Fallen Angel13$2.95DC10,299
169177Voltron Vol. 27$2.95Devil's Due9,996
170179Strangers in Paradise Vol. III67$2.95Abstract9,933
171188Hard Time6$2.50DC9,354
172157Singularity 71$3.99IDW9,285
17388Savage Dragon115$7.95Image9,271
174181Last Train To Deadsville Cal Mcdonald Mystery3$2.99Dark Horse9,215
175183Human Target12$2.95DC9,140
176182Futurama Comics18$2.99Bongo9,112
177185Rob Zombie Spook Show Intl9$2.95MV Creations8,960
178200Ultimate Spider-Man54 Arachnoman Var$2.25Marvel8,739
179203Sonic The Hedgehog138$2.19Archie8,373
180127Eightball23$7.00Fantagraphics8,035
181173Remains3$3.99IDW7,911
182190Ghostbusters Legion2$2.95Eightball7,883
183191Caper10$2.95DC7,676
18496Michael Chabon Presents Adventures of the Escapist3$8.95Dark Horse7,566
185201Kinetic5$2.50DC7,531
186202Casefiles Sam & Twitch9$2.50Image7,469
187193Vampi Vicious Circle1 Reg Ed$2.99Harris7,124
18813124 One-Shot1$6.99IDW7,041
189162Shonen Jump Vol. 2$4.99Viz6,827
190195Usagi Yojimbo76$2.99Dark Horse6,813
191197Usagi Yojimbo77$2.99Dark Horse6,772
192207Fraction4$2.50DC6,606
193186CSI Demon House5$3.99IDW6,599
194199Milkman Murders1$2.99Dark Horse6,579
195170Transformers 2004 Summer Sp$4.95Dreamwave6,454
196216Powerpuff Girls52$2.25DC6,054
197204Stargate SG1 Fall of Rome Prequel$2.99Avatar6,054
198210Touch4$2.50DC6,054
199187Knights of the Dinner Table93$3.99Kenzer6,033
200189Identity Crisis1$3.95DC5,902
201206Rex Mundi11$2.95Image5,840
202196Stray Bullets34$3.50El Capitan5,792
203220Scooby Doo86$2.25DC5,536
204155Uncle Scrooge332$6.95Gemstone5,405
205208Normalman 20th Annv Sp One-Shot1$2.95Image5,329
206194Aleister Arcane3$3.99IDW5,267
207209Oh My Goddess110$2.99Dark Horse5,246
208205Blade of the Immortal91$3.50Dark Horse5,122
209198Metal Hurlant12$3.95DC5,039
210213Donald Duck & Friends318$2.95Gemstone5,012
211211Fierce1$2.99Dark Horse5,012
212214Small Gods1$2.95Image4,680
213215Mickey Mouse & Friends267$2.95Gemstone4,653
214218Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles4$2.95Mirage4,404
215176Walt Disneys Comics & Stories647$6.95Gemstone4,301
216163Noble Causes Extended Family One-Shot2$7.95Image4,252
217219Duel Masters6$2.95Dreamwave4,238
218221Knights of the Dinner Table Origins 2004 Issue$2.99Kenzer4,162
219224Bart Simpson Comics18$2.99Bongo3,921
220226Demo8$2.95Astronauts in Trouble3,804
221225Gold Digger54$2.99Antarctic3,769
222192Super Manga Blast43$5.99Dark Horse3,741
223212Olympus Heights1$3.99IDW3,714
224228Sword of Dracula5$2.95Image3,693
225243Soulfire0$2.50Aspen3,645
226230Gift7$2.99Overcast3,603
227233Nyc Mech3$2.95Image3,596
228235Frankenstein Mobster4$2.95Image3,555
229222Warren Ellis Strange Killings Necromancer3$3.50Avatar3,534
230236Dork Tower28$2.99Dork Storm3,493
231217Yuggoth Creatures1$3.99Avatar3,300
232238Ghost Spy2$2.95Image3,272
233252Looney Tunes116$2.25DC3,203
234227Ghostbusters Legion2$3.50Eightball3,196
235241El Zombo3$2.99Dark Horse3,141
236234Luba8$3.50Fantagraphics3,017
237260Archie550$2.19Archie3,010
238263Sabrina Vol. 259$2.19Archie2,948
239244Autumn1$2.95Slave Labor2,927
240245Patient Zero4$2.95Image2,837
241246Wanted4$2.99Image2,782
242239JLA100$3.50DC2,706
243276Ruule Kiss & Tell2$1.99Beckett2,692
244265Betty & Veronica202$2.19Archie2,665
245264Robin127$2.25DC2,644
246266Betty139$2.19Archie2,637
247251Ex Machina1$2.95DC2,506
248237Nightjar Hollow Bones1$3.99Avatar2,485
249253Dogwitch12$2.95Sirius2,437
250254Astonishing X-Men2$2.99Marvel2,375
251268Betty & Veronica Digest149$2.39Archie2,361
252255Love Fights11$2.99Oni2,354
253278Cartoon Cartoons32$2.25DC2,347
254258Serenity Rose4$2.95Slave Labor2,319
255259Superman/Batman10$2.95DC2,299
256257Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated36$2.99Kenzer2,292
257283Green Lantern178$2.25DC2,271
258284Batman629$2.25DC2,264
259248Dungeons & Dragons Where Shadows Fall5$3.50Kenzer2,257
260247Betty & Veronica Double Digest126$3.59Archie2,209
261231Artesia Annual3$4.95Archie2,154
262291Amazing Spider-Man509$2.25Marvel2,154
263232Housewives A/Play12$4.95Fantagraphics2,147
264295Archie & Friends84$2.19Archie2,126
265250Pals N Gals Double Digest86$3.59Archie2,092
266296Jughead159$2.19Archie2,036
267290Archie Digest209$2.39Archie2,029
268286Doom Patrol1$2.50DC1,981
269256Jugheads Double Digest105$3.59Archie1,954
270240Top Shelf Conversations1$4.95Top Shelf1,912
271270City of Heroes3$2.95Blue King1,891
272242Animerica Extra Aug 2004 Vol. 78$4.99Viz1,871
273229JLA Another Nail2$5.95DC1,829
274274Astonishing X-Men1$2.99Marvel1,802
275299Jughead W/Archie Digest194$2.39Archie1,802
276275Ninja High School118$2.99Antarctic1,795
277223DF Soulfire Alt Cvr0$6.99Dynamic Forces1,767
278300Laugh Digest195$2.39Archie1,746
279281Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights13$2.99Kenzer1,740
280262Little Gloomy Adventures2$3.95Slave Labor1,636
281267Spider-Man 2 Movie Adaptation$3.50Marvel1,636
282294Amazing Fantasy1$2.99Marvel1,588
283279Milk41$3.50Radio1,498
284272Sex Warrior Isane7$3.95Fantagraphics1,387
285301Dictators Hitler3$2.99Antarctic1,353
2862613 Geeks Super Sized Swimsuit Issue$4.953 Finger Prints1,305
287249JLA Another Nail1$5.95DC1,298
288304Furrlough137$2.99Radio1,298
289306Superman/Batman9$2.95DC1,298
290305Dictators Hitler4$2.99Antarctic1,298
291307Wanted3 Death Row Ed$2.99Image1,277
292309Symbiotes1$2.95Drive1,270
293297Angry Youth Comix7$3.50Fantagraphics1,243
294310Black Tide10$2.95Angel Gate1,236
295289Classic Illus Jr535 Wizard of Oz$3.99JAC1,222
296292Evil Eye12$3.95Fantagraphics1,215
297311Dragon Arms Chaos Blade5$2.99Antarctic1,208
298312Pantheon13$2.95Lone Star1,208
299343Flash211$2.25DC1,187
300315Students of the Unusual1$2.953BP1,187





July 2004 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Shipped to North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 100 chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.

The links lead to details about each title on Amazon. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

#1 #2 #3 #4

Graphic novel sales were up very slightly over the same month in 2003.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
113Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures Vol. 1$6.95Dark Horse9,464
22Batman Hush Vol. 1$12.95DC 9,174
34Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 10 Hollywood$12.99Marvel7,862
49Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 4$9.99Wizard7,352
58Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 1 Fantastic$12.99Marvel5,999
616Samurai Executioner Vol. 1$9.95Dark Horse5,805
76Crisis of Multiple Earths Vol. 3$14.95DC 5,619
810100 Bullets Vol. 7 Samurai$12.95DC 5,550
914Berserk Vol. 4$13.95Dark Horse4,563
1017Green Lantern/Green Arrow Vol. 2$12.95DC 4,439
1130Battle Royale Vol. 8$9.99Tokyopop4,245
1233Fruits Basket Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop4,045
137Powers Sellouts$19.95Marvel4,031
141Bone One Vol. Ed $39.95Cartoon4,004
1518Arrowsmith So Smart in Their Fine Uniforms$14.95DC 3,838
165Elfquest Searcher & Sword HC$24.95DC 3,714
1712Flash Blitz$19.95DC 3,500
1826Daredevil Vol. 9 King of Hells Kitchen$13.99Marvel3,465
1915BPRD Hollow Earth & Other Stories$17.95Dark Horse3,458
2036Ranma 1/2 Vol. 27$9.95Viz3,334
2137Catwoman Movie & Other Cat Tales$9.95DC 3,293
2223Captain America & Falcon Madbomb$16.99Marvel3,106
2322Maxx Book Three$17.95DC 2,948
2427Spider-Man Son of the Goblin$15.99Marvel2,948
2520Bone Vol. 9 Crown of Horns (Res)$18.95Cartoon2,948
2619Exiles Vol. 7 Blink in Time$19.99Marvel2,872
2741Dnangel Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop2,740
2821X-Men Old Soldiers$19.99Marvel2,734
2942Ai Love You Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop2,727
3032Wonder Woman Down To Earth$14.95DC 2,713
3183Marvel Age Spider-Man Vol. 2 Everyday Hero Digest$5.99Marvel2,616
3238Fantastic Four Vol. 4 Hereafter$11.99Marvel2,602
3324X-Treme X-Men Vol. 8 Prisoner of Fire$19.99Marvel2,602
3439Avengers Vol. 4 Lionheart of Avalon$11.99Marvel2,561
3525Avengers Living Legends$19.99Marvel2,547
3647Gravitation Vol. 7$9.99Tokyopop2,513
3711Avengers Assemble HC$29.99Marvel2,395
3828Cerebus Vol. 16 Last Day$20.00Aardvark-Vanaheim2,347
3950Abenobashi Magical Shopping Arcade Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop2,326
403All Star Comics Archives Vol. 10 HC$49.95DC 2,278
41113Marvel Age Fantastic Four Vol. 1 Digest$5.99Marvel2,174
4255Sebastian O$9.95DC 2,174
4358Initial D Vol. 13$9.99Tokyopop2,085
4459Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol. 8$9.99Tokyopop2,071
4561Battle Vixens Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop2,057
4631Wake The Dead$19.99IDW2,057
4780One Piece Vol. 4$7.95Viz2,002
4835Hard Boiled$16.95Dark Horse2,002
4943Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Vol. 7$13.95HK 1,947
5064Kill Me Kiss Me Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,905
5140Carnet De Voyage$14.95Top Shelf1,878
5234Thor Visionaries Mike Deodato Jr$19.99Marvel1,760
5370Comic Party Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,733
5474Get Backers Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop1,712
5545Technopriests Vol. 1$14.95DC 1,705
5646Kyle Baker Cartoonist Vol. 2$14.95Kyle Baker1,705
57106Dragonball Z Vol. 16 Sj Ed$7.95Viz1,691
5877Legend of Chun Hyang$9.99Tokyopop1,629
5965Spaghetti Western$11.95Oni1,588
6071XXXholic Vol. 2$10.95Random House1,581
6184Angel Sanctuary Vol. 3$9.95Viz1,567
6285Seikai Trilogy Vol. 2 Banner of the Stars$9.99Tokyopop1,546
6389Vagabond Vol. 13$9.95Viz1,526
64107Strangers in Paradise Vol. 14 Davids Story$8.95Abstract1,498
6529Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute $29.95Aardvark-Vanaheim1,491
6690Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.95Image1,470
6744Strangers in Paradise Pkt Vol. 1$17.95Abstract1,443
6892Dream Saga Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,429
6956Possessed$14.95DC 1,422
7093Ceres Celestial Legend Vol. 8$9.95Viz1,422
7195X 1999 Vol. 15$9.95Viz1,408
7297Rave Master Vol. 10$9.99Tokyopop1,401
7398Doll (Res)$9.99Tokyopop1,394
7457Tony Millionaire Sock Monkey Uncle Gabby HC$14.95Dark Horse1,394
7548Horde$17.95DC 1,387
7649Townapes$17.95DC 1,381
77102Et Cetera Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,360
78108Apocalypse Meow Manga Vol. 1$9.99ADV1,332
79149Prince of Tennis Vol. 2$7.95Viz1,318
80112Deus Vitae Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,312
81156Cartoon Network Jam Packed Action$7.99DC 1,277
82117Rebirth Vol. 9$9.99Tokyopop1,263
83118Warriors of theao Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,256
84119Gundam Seed Astray Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,249
8551Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 9 Ultimate Six$17.99Marvel1,249
86120Tramps Like Us Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,249
8762G.I. Joe Frontline Vol. 4 One Shots$15.95Devil's Due1,208
88115Transformers Energon Vol. 1 Pocket Ed$10.95Dreamwave1,180
89125Remote Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,174
9069Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1 Power & Responsibility$14.95Marvel1,174
91126Dragon Knights Vol. 15$9.99Tokyopop1,160
92127Immortal Rain Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,160
9372Trigun Vol. 2$14.95Dark Horse1,153
94129Demon Ororon Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,146
9560Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 8 Cats & Kings$17.99Marvel1,146
96133Steel Angel Kurumi Manga Vol. 6$9.99ADV1,118
97134Those Who Hunt Elves Manga Vol. 5$9.99ADV1,118
9854Classic Pin-Ups Jack Cole HC$19.95Fantagraphics1,084
99100Transformers War Within Vol. 1 Pocket Ed$12.95Dreamwave1,070
100146Sensual Phrase Vol. 3$9.95Viz1,056