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August 2004 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The market showed strength heading out of summer, with a double-digit increase overall.

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
12Astonishing X-Men4$2.99Marvel145,546
24Superman208$2.50DC129,259
31Identity Crisis3$3.95DC124,604
43X-Men End Bk 1 Dreamers & Demons1$2.99Marvel109,590
56Ultimate X-Men50$2.25Marvel103,156
67Ultimate Nightmare1$2.25Marvel102,657
75X-Men End Bk 1 Dreamers & Demons2$2.99Marvel98,580
89Ultimate Spider-Man63$2.25Marvel96,281
910Uncanny X-Men447$2.25Marvel95,840
1011Ultimate Spider-Man64$2.25Marvel94,684
1112X-Men160$2.25Marvel91,792
1213Ultimate Fantastic Four10$2.25Marvel90,672
1315Amazing Spider-Man511$2.25Marvel88,120
148Marvel Knights Spider-Man5$2.99Marvel75,563
1519Batman631$2.25DC72,289
1624Ultimate Elektra1$2.25Marvel68,342
1714X-Force1$2.99Marvel66,621
1828Wolverine18$2.25Marvel65,306
1920Teen Titans14$2.50DC63,896
2016Supreme Power12$2.99Marvel61,800
2132JLA103$2.25DC61,720
2233JLA104$2.25DC60,751
2318Excalibur4$2.99Marvel56,154
2441Spectacular Spider-Man18$2.25Marvel52,272
2521Daredevil63$2.99Marvel52,091
2622New X-Men4$2.99Marvel51,903
2726Detective Comics797$2.95DC50,696
2825Fantastic Four517$2.99Marvel50,248
2929Conan7$2.99Dark Horse47,053
3031Venom Vs Carnage2$2.99Marvel46,518
3155Robin129$2.25DC45,643
3243Justice League Elite2$2.50DC45,571
3334Punisher10$2.99Marvel45,397
3435Soulfire1$2.99Aspen45,159
3545Batman Gotham Knights56$2.50DC44,978
3659Nightwing96$2.25DC44,559
3736Doctor Spectrum1$2.99Marvel44,219
3823Incredible Hulk75$3.50Marvel44,067
3951Action Comics818$2.50DC43,258
4037Invaders1$2.99Marvel42,578
4127Incredible Hulk76$3.50Marvel42,499
4252Batman Legends of the Dark Knight182$2.50DC42,224
4367Flash213$2.25DC41,364
4454JSA64$2.50DC41,313
4538Wolverine/Punisher5$2.99Marvel40,829
4639Rogue2$2.99Marvel39,911
4740Marvel Knights 49$2.99Marvel39,744
4864Batgirl55$2.50DC39,470
4965Adventures of Superman631$2.50DC38,848
5042Captain America30$2.99Marvel38,465
5144Exiles50$2.99Marvel37,959
5247Amazing Fantasy2$2.99Marvel37,048
5369Catwoman34$2.50DC37,034
5449Exiles51$2.99Marvel36,947
5550Thor83$2.99Marvel36,520
5678Green Lantern180$2.25DC36,426
5756Transformers Generation One Vol. 37$2.95Dreamwave34,756
5875Spawn137$2.50Image34,735
5917Avengers500 Directors Cut$4.99Marvel34,417
6057Amazing Fantasy3$2.99Marvel33,918
6158X-Men Unlimited4$2.99Marvel33,896
6262Powers3$2.95Marvel33,629
6360Avengers/Thunderbolts6$2.99Marvel33,513
6461Iron Man87$2.99Marvel33,513
6563Identity Disc3$2.99Marvel33,130
6679Birds of Prey71$2.50DC32,299
6780Green Arrow41$2.50DC32,270
6881DC Comics Presents Superman1$2.50DC32,118
6946JSA Strange Adventures1$3.50DC32,082
7066Powerless3$2.99Marvel31,915
7182Birds of Prey72$2.50DC31,836
7283DC Comics Presents JLA1$2.50DC31,749
7368Cable Deadpool6$2.99Marvel31,034
7471Majestic1$2.95DC30,882
7570District X4$2.99Marvel30,817
7672Captain America & Falcon6$2.99Marvel30,253
7791DC Comics Presents Flash1$2.50DC30,159
7874We 31$2.95DC29,768
7953Loki3$3.50Marvel29,588
8094Firestorm4$2.50DC28,402
8176Emma Frost14$2.99Marvel28,214
8295Doom Patrol3$2.50DC28,099
8377G.I. Joe33$2.95Devil's Due28,005
8448Astro City Special$3.95DC27,983
85107Wonder Woman207$2.25DC27,188
8685Street Fighter9$2.95Devil's Due26,660
8786Y The Last Man25$2.95DC26,617
8889Transformers Micromasters2$2.95Dreamwave26,053
8987Mystique18$2.99Marvel25,944
9090Weapon X27$2.99Marvel25,605
91100Manhunter1$2.50DC25,518
92103Fables28$2.50DC25,077
93104DC Comics Presents Atom1$2.50DC25,077
9492Alpha Flight6$2.99Marvel25,005
9593She Hulk6$2.99Marvel24,752
96109Hawkman31$2.50DC24,036
9730Batman/Catwoman Trail of the Gun1$5.95DC23,494
98113Aquaman21$2.50DC23,487
99114Legion37$2.50DC23,479
100115Legion38$2.50DC23,328
10196X-Statix26$2.99Marvel22,771
10273Official Handbook Marvel Universe Hulk 2004$3.99Marvel22,012
10398Spider-Girl77$2.99Marvel21,759
104124Scratch3$2.50DC21,658
105101Ex Machina3$2.95DC21,622
106102G.I. Joe Reloaded6$2.95Devil's Due21,513
107127Books of Magick Life During Wartime2$2.50DC21,354
108105Silver Surfer12$2.99Marvel20,776
109106Authority More Kev3$2.95DC20,747
110110Authority Vol. 214$2.95DC20,328
111111Swamp Thing6$2.95DC19,973
11284Devil May Cry2$3.95Dreamwave19,973
113112Star Wars Republic67$2.99Dark Horse19,706
114116Star Wars Republic68$2.99Dark Horse19,496
115117Man Thing2$2.99Marvel19,193
116118Thor Son of Asgard7$2.99Marvel18,990
117120Bite Club5$2.95DC18,824
118119Star Wars Empire23$2.99Dark Horse18,795
119121Runaways17$2.99Marvel18,564
120122Starjammers3$2.99Marvel18,434
121123Guardians2$2.99Marvel18,347
122126Challengers of the Unknown3$2.95DC18,116
123125Iron Fist6$2.99Marvel17,985
124141Mary Jane3$2.25Marvel17,725
125128Witchblade78$2.99Image17,385
126129Darkness Vol. 213$2.99Image17,328
127131Darkness Vol. 214$2.99Image16,771
128137Gotham Central22$2.50DC16,699
129138100 Bullets52$2.50DC16,670
13097Soulfire Px Cvr Ed1$3.99Aspen16,308
131146Marvel Age Spider-Man10$2.25Marvel16,135
132147Marvel Age Spider-Man9$2.25Marvel16,077
133132Humankind1$2.99Image15,997
134133Chosen3$2.99Dark Horse15,658
135134Promethea31$2.95DC15,340
13610830 Days of Night Return To Barrow6$3.99IDW15,087
137135Terra Obscura Vol. 21$2.95DC14,797
138140Hellblazer199$2.75DC14,769
139156Teen Titans Go10$2.25DC14,610
140136Guardians3$2.99Marvel14,169
141139Witching3$2.95DC14,017
142153Richard Dragon4$2.50DC13,981
143154Hero19$2.50DC13,569
144142Thundercats Enemys Pride3$2.95DC13,467
145143Wildcats Version 3.024$2.95DC13,359
146158Lucifer53$2.50DC13,063
147130Gray Area2$3.95Image12,730
148144Simpsons Comics97$2.99Bongo12,701
149149G.I. Joe Master & Apprentice3$2.95Devil's Due12,072
150150Plastic Man9$2.95DC12,072
151170Marvel Age Fantastic Four5$2.25Marvel12,051
152148Cosmic Guard1$2.99Dynamic Forces12,014
153151Masters of the Universe Vol. 35$2.95MV Creations12,014
154152Sleeper Season 23$2.95DC11,870
155172Batman Adventures17$2.25DC11,863
156173Justice League Adventures34$2.25DC11,776
15788I Am Legion Dancing Faun$6.95DC11,154
15899Weird Secret Origins 80-Pg Giant$5.95DC10,836
159161Monolith7$2.95DC10,540
160162Losers15$2.95DC10,540
161166Fallen Angel14$2.95DC10,200
162163Bmw Films Hire1$2.99Dark Horse10,171
163164Bart Simpson Comics19$2.99Bongo10,157
164168Bloodhound2$2.95DC10,113
165167Goon Dh Ed8$2.99Dark Horse10,041
166169Voltron Vol. 28$2.95Devil's Due9,520
167188Hard Time7$2.50DC9,116
168174Savage Dragon116$2.95Image8,978
169177Human Target13$2.95DC8,913
170175Ojo1$2.99Oni8,855
171178Ultra1$2.95Image8,639
172180Savage Dragon God War1$2.95Image8,349
173182Invincible14$2.95Image8,219
174206Sonic The Hedgehog139$2.19Archie7,952
175160Secret Skull1$3.99IDW7,843
176165Remains4$3.99IDW7,583
177190Caper11$2.95DC7,540
178191Robocop Killing Machine Sp1$2.99Avatar7,323
179192PVP8$2.95Image7,308
180204Enginehead4$2.50DC7,301
181196Steve Rude Moth4$2.99Dark Horse6,940
182198Usagi Yojimbo78$2.99Dark Horse6,781
183176Identity Crisis2$3.95DC6,672
184155Shonen Jump Vol. 2$4.99Viz6,658
185186Noble Causes1$3.50Image6,578
186202Vampi Vicious Circle2 Reg Ed$2.99Harris6,202
187203Darkminds Macropolis Vol. 24$2.95Dreamwave6,195
188181Stargate SG1 Fall of Rome1$3.99Avatar6,130
189214Fraction5$2.50DC6,043
190223Powerpuff Girls53$2.25DC5,920
191185Knights of the Dinner Table94$3.99Kenzer5,892
192205Spyboy Final Exam3$2.99Dark Horse5,870
193187Girl Genius12$3.95Studio Foglio5,790
194208Queen & Country26$2.99Oni5,711
195189Singularity 72$3.99IDW5,595
196219Touch5$2.50DC5,472
197171Transformers Poster Book1$4.95Dreamwave5,465
198157Mighty Marvel Must Haves Ast X-Men$5.99Marvel5,458
199225Scooby Doo87$2.25DC5,436
200209Superpatriot War On Terror1$2.95Image5,378
201201Grendel Devils Reign3$3.50Dark Horse5,349
202210Hawaiian Dick Last Resort1$2.95Image5,313
203145Uncle Scrooge333$6.95Gemstone5,226
204197Oh My Goddess111$3.99Dark Horse5,161
205212Blade of the Immortal92$2.99Dark Horse5,111
206213Milkman Murders2$2.99Dark Horse5,104
207215Donald Duck & Friends319$2.95Gemstone4,930
208216Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles17$2.95Mirage4,879
209194Love & Rockets Vol. 211$4.50Fantagraphics4,757
210220Mickey Mouse & Friends268$2.95Gemstone4,590
211221Ant3$2.95Archie4,554
212222Worldwatch1$2.95Austen4,547
213159Walt Disneys Comics & Stories648$6.95Gemstone4,540
214207Identity Crisis1$3.95DC4,402
215195Brit Red White Black & Blue One-Shot$4.95Image4,265
216226Forsaken1$2.95Image4,077
217227Duel Masters7$2.95Dreamwave4,041
218183Bad Ideas2$5.95Image4,034
219228Blue Monday Painted Moon2$2.99Oni3,976
220229Demo9$2.95Astronauts in Trouble3,976
221200Atomeka A1 Big Issue0$4.99Atomeka3,947
222211Cvo Human Touch1$3.99IDW3,831
223230Bloodstream3$2.95Image3,781
224233Small Gods2$2.95Image3,593
225193Super Manga Blast44$5.99Dark Horse3,593
226236Dead at 17 Blood of Saints4$2.95Viper3,535
227234Fierce2$2.99Dark Horse3,528
228237Brian Pulidos Belladonna 2004 Con Special$2.99Avatar3,434
229218Dead at 17 Rough Cut1$3.99Viper3,434
230264Ballad of Sleeping Beauty2$1.99Beckett3,383
231239Darkness1 Raw Ed$2.99Image3,376
232242Nyc Mech4$2.95Image3,369
233253Fathom Dawn of War0$2.50Aspen3,267
234245Ex Machina2$2.95DC3,260
235184Street Fighter9 Power Foil Cvr$7.50Devil's Due3,188
236247Deep Sleeper3$2.95Image3,159
237260Looney Tunes117$2.25DC3,159
238232Classwar6$3.50Com X3,116
239199Waterloo Sunset1$6.95Image2,906
240243Kolchak Tales of Night Stalker4$3.50Moonstone2,812
241279Sabrina Vol. 260$2.19Archie2,783
242231Olympus Heights2$3.99IDW2,740
243254Conan1$2.99Dark Horse2,725
244256Boneyard15$2.95NBM2,689
245240A Distant Soil37$3.95Image2,537
246179Popbot6$9.99IDW2,516
247289Veronica154$2.19Archie2,487
248290Betty140$2.19Archie2,487
24924615 Minutes1$3.95Slave Labor2,414
250292Cartoon Cartoons33$2.25DC2,378
251293Betty & Veronica Spectacular67$2.19Archie2,371
252217JLA Another Nail3$5.95DC2,349
253295Ruule Kiss & Tell3$1.99Beckett2,342
254284Justice League Elite1$2.50DC2,335
255252Joe Lansdales By Bizarre Hands3$3.50Avatar2,335
256262Love Fights12$2.99Oni2,328
257268Walking Dead9$2.95Image2,219
258266Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated37$2.99Kenzer2,212
259257Archie Double Digest154$3.59Archie2,183
260272Powers2$2.95Marvel2,176
261273Ex Machina1$2.95DC2,169
262244Gold Digger Swimsuit End of Summer Sp 2004 Ed$4.50Antarctic2,154
263274Superman/Batman11$2.95DC2,154
264238Rob Liefeld Sketchbook Vol. 1$4.99Arcade2,039
265255Daisy Kutter1$3.99Viper2,002
266283Territory 511$2.95Lawdog1,981
267282Army of Darkness Ashes 2 Ashes1$2.99Devil's Due1,973
268261Pals N Gals Double Digest87$3.59Archie1,952
269297Betty & Veronica Digest150$2.39Archie1,937
270304Green Lantern179$2.25DC1,894
271299Archie Digest210$2.39Archie1,851
272270A1 Sp Bricktop$3.50Atomeka1,843
273259Spunky Knight Extreme2$3.95Fantagraphics1,814
274303Jughead with Archie Digest195$2.39Archie1,800
275277Genus66$3.50Radio1,778
276278Heavens Devils4$3.50Image1,749
277275Jugheads Double Digest106$3.59Archie1,742
278250Teens at Play2$4.95Fantagraphics1,677
279296Superman/Batman10$2.95DC1,569
280298Hsu & Chan6$2.95Slave Labor1,540
281235Titans/Young Justice Graduation Day Comp$6.95DC1,504
282301Neotopia Vol. 35$2.99Antarctic1,467
283326Amazing Spider-Man510$2.25Marvel1,431
284305Walking Dead8$2.95Image1,410
285294Gun Fu Lost City3$3.50Axiom1,402
286328Batman630$2.25DC1,388
287291Sex Warrior Isane8$3.95Fantagraphics1,366
288224Gift Set1$9.99Overcast1,330
289341Robin128$2.25DC1,258
290311Furrlough138$2.99Radio1,258
291313Conan6$2.99Dark Horse1,236
292347Uncanny X-Men448$2.25Marvel1,200
293334Superman207$2.50DC1,193
294318Pirate Club3$2.95Slave Labor1,171
295351Ultimate Fantastic Four9$2.25Marvel1,171
296285Sof Boy3 (Res)$4.95Drawn & Quarterly1,149
297320Superman/Batman9$2.95DC1,149
298321Transformers Energon25$2.95Dreamwave1,149
299263JLA Another Nail2$5.95DC1,142
300319Quagmire USA4$2.99Antarctic1,142




August 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

Vigorous graphic novel sales kept the category going strong.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 2$14.95DC10,142
27Ultimate X-Men Vol. 8 New Mutants$12.99Marvel7,504
33Sandman Endless Nights$17.95DC6,643
41JLA/Avengers Coll Ed Oversized Slipcased HC$75.00DC5,928
519Trigun Maximum Vol. 2 Death Blue$9.95Dark Horse5,646
621Transmetropolitan Vol. 11 Tales of Human Waste$9.95DC5,364
75Superman Godfall HC$19.95DC5,263
828Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 6$7.95Viz5,205
910Essential Avengers Vol. 4$16.99Marvel4,359
1035Naruto Vol. 4 Shonen J Ed$7.95Viz4,222
1115Punisher Max Vol. 1 In the Beginning$14.99Marvel4,157
1213Essential Iron Fist Vol. 1$16.99Marvel3,990
1322Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 7 Book of Ezekiel$12.99Marvel3,925
1412Blade of the Immortal Vol. 13 Mirror of the Soul$17.95Dark Horse3,802
159X-Men Days of Future Past$19.99Marvel3,766
1620Lucifer Vol. 6 Mansions of the Silence$14.95DC3,708
1725Star Wars Infinities Return of the Jedi$12.95Dark Horse3,506
1814Batman Death & Maidens$19.95DC3,354
1918Marvel Knights 4 Vol. 1 Wolf at the Door$16.99Marvel3,325
2029Robin Unmasked$12.95DC3,123
2140Samurai Executioner Vol. 1$9.95Dark Horse3,087
2250Donald Duck Adventures Vol. 7$7.95Gemstone3,058
2316Flight$19.95Image2,928
2417Superman Greatest Stories Ever Told$19.95DC2,848
258New X-Men Vol. 3 HC$29.99Marvel2,761
2660Marvel Age Emma Frost Vol. 1 Higher Learning Dig$7.99Marvel2,646
2724Transformers/G.I. Joe Vol. 1$17.95Dreamwave2,646
2876Marvel Age Spider-Man Vol. 3 Dig$5.99Marvel2,530
2911Wizard Best of Wolverine Ltd Dlx HC$29.99Wizard2,458
3048Negima Vol. 2$10.95Random House2,414
314Will Eisners Spirit Archives Vol. 14 HC$49.95DC2,386
3270Superman Adventures Vol. 1 Up Up & Away$6.95DC2,349
3341Green Lantern Passing Torch$12.95DC2,342
3474Superman Adventures Vol. 2 Never Ending Battle $6.95DC2,255
3557Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 3 Here There Be Monsters$9.99Marvel2,183
3659Elfquest Grand Quest Vol. 4$9.95DC2,169
3726Legion Foundations$19.95DC2,147
3845Batman Hush Vol. 1$12.95DC2,133
3939Green Arrow Archers Quest$14.95DC2,111
4046Ring Vol. 3 Spiral$12.95Dark Horse2,096
4149Tommysaurus Rex$11.95Image2,089
4243Thor Vol. 6 Gods & Men$13.99Marvel2,053
436Action Hero Archive Vol.ume 1 HC$49.95DC2,053
4462Crow Flesh & Blood Dh Ed$9.95Dark Horse1,995
4532Silent Hill Dying Inside$19.99IDW1,930
4679Dragonball Vol. 16 Shonen J Ed$7.95Viz1,880
4744Star Wars Clone Wars Vol. 1 Defense of Kamino$14.95Dark Horse1,872
4827Star Trek Key Coll Vol. 1$22.95Checker1,829
4964Najica Blitz Tactics Manga Vol. 1$9.99ADV1,814
5034Venom Vol. 2 Run$19.99Marvel1,814
5191Kolchak Night Stalker Pain W/Out Tears$6.95Moonstone1,814
5265Captain America/Falcon Vol. 1 Two Americas$9.99Marvel1,793
5336Captain America Vol. 5 Homeland$19.99Marvel1,677
5468Excel Saga Vol. 8$9.95Viz1,670
5537Liberty Meadows Vol. 1 Eden Landscape Ed$19.95Image1,641
5671Hana Kimi Vol. 1$9.95Viz1,634
5772Doctor Cyborg Outpatient$9.95Image1,626
5838Star Wars Tales Vol. 1$19.95Dark Horse1,619
5975G.I. Joe Reborn Vol. 1$9.95Devil's Due1,576
6053Metabarons$14.95DC1,547
6133Red Star Vol. 3 Prison of Souls$24.95Archie1,525
6254Futurama Adventures Vol. 2$14.95Bongo1,518
6342Johnny The Homicidal Maniac Directors Cut Sc$19.95Slave Labor1,504
64117Dave Johnson Sketchbook$6.99Atomeka1,504
6556All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Manga Vol. 1$14.99ADV1,489
66100Bleach Vol. 2$7.95Viz1,467
6758Wildcats Cyberforce Killer Instinct$14.95DC1,446
6830Bone Vol. 9 Crown of Horns HC$26.95Cartoon1,439
6982Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.95Image1,417
7047Watchmen$19.95DC1,337
7187Vagabond Vol. 14$9.95Viz1,330
7296Inu Yasha Vol. 1 2nd Ed$8.95Viz1,316
7351BPRD Soul of Venice & Other Stories$17.95Dark Horse1,308
7461Aria Vol. 3 Uses of Enchantment$16.95Image1,229
7523Compleat Moonshadow$39.95DC1,200
7699Pretear Manga Vol. 2$9.99ADV1,164
77103Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 6 2nd Ed$9.95Viz1,120
7855Hollow Grounds$19.95DC1,120
79106Those Who Hunt Elves Manga Vol. 6$9.99ADV1,113
80183Seven Block$5.99IDW1,106
81108Steel Angel Kurumi Manga Vol. 7$9.99ADV1,106
8263Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 9 Ultimate Six$17.99Marvel1,092
8373Kingdom Come$14.95DC1,077
84120High School Girls Vol. 1$9.95ComicsOne1,019
8594PVP Archives Vol. 1 At Large$11.95Image1,012
8680Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1 Power & Responsibility$14.95Marvel976
8792100 Bullets Vol. 7 Samurai$12.95DC947
886730 Days of Night$17.99IDW940
89138Case Closed Detective Conan Vol. 1$9.95Viz904
9085Deicide Vol. 1$14.95DC904
9181Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 6 Venom$15.99Marvel889
9214050 Rules For Teenagers Manga Vol. 1$9.99ADV882
9366Powers Sellouts$19.95Marvel860
94104Y The Last Man Vol. 3 One Small Step$12.95DC860
95105Y The Last Man Vol. 1 Unmanned$12.95DC860
96107Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 10 Hollywood$12.99Marvel853
9777Why I Hate Saturn$17.95DC839
9878Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 8 Cats & Kings$17.99Marvel831
9969Sandman Vol. 1 Preludes & Nocturnes$19.95DC831
100111Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 1 The Fantastic$12.99Marvel824