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Aggregated 2005 Comic Book Sales Figures
Comics Sold to North American Comics Shops as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors

My analyses of final orders from Diamond Comic Distributors for these months can be found here:

January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005

The final rankings for all comics and trade paperbacks during the year appear below. Diamond reported these issues without indexes allowing actual sales estimates to be calculated. You can find the first-month sales for these issues in the monthly charts; click one of the months above or use the search tool at the top of the page to find the specific issue. But note that those monthly numbers do not include reorders for the entire year; the rankings below do take the entire year's sales into account.


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher
1 All Star Batman & Robin 1 $2.99 DC
2 House of M 1 $2.99 Marvel
3 Infinite Crisis 1 $3.99 DC
4 DC Countdown to Infinite Crisis 1 $1.00 DC
5 Infinite Crisis 2 $3.99 DC
6 Justice 1 $2.99 DC
7 Infinite Crisis 3 $3.99 DC
8 All Star Batman & Robin 2 $2.99 DC
9 Green Lantern 1 $3.50 DC
10 House of M 2 $2.99 Marvel
11 New Avengers 5 $2.25 Marvel
12 New Avengers 6 $2.25 Marvel
13 Supergirl 1 $2.99 DC
14 All Star Batman & Robin 3 $2.99 DC
15 New Avengers 7 $2.25 Marvel
16 All Star Superman 1 $2.99 DC
17 House of M 4 $2.99 Marvel
18 New Avengers 4 $2.25 Marvel
19 All Star Superman 10 $2.99 Marvel
20 New Avengers 8 $2.50 Marvel
21 House of M 3 $2.99 Marvel
22 New Avengers 2 $2.25 Marvel
23 Astonishing X-Men 8 $2.99 Marvel
24 Ultimate Iron Man 1 $2.99 Marvel
25 New Avengers 3 $2.25 Marvel
26 New Avengers 9 $2.50 Marvel
27 New Avengers 10 $2.50 Marvel
28 House of M 5 $2.99 Marvel
29 House of M 6 $2.99 Marvel
30 Astonishing X-Men 12 $0.99 Marvel
31 House of M 7 $2.99 Marvel
32 Astonishing X-Men 9 $2.99 Marvel
33 House of M 8 $2.99 Marvel
34 New Avengers 11 $2.50 Marvel
35 Justice 2 $3.50 DC
36 New Avengers 12 $2.50 Marvel
37 Astonishing X-Men 11 $2.99 Marvel
38 New Avengers 13 $2.50 Marvel
39 OMAC Project 1 $2.50 DC
40 New Avengers 14 $2.50 Marvel
41 Green Lantern Rebirth 4 $2.95 DC
42 Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC
43 Superman/Batman 17 $2.95 DC
44 X-Men Phoenix Endsong 1 $2.99 Marvel
45 Villains United 1 $2.50 DC
46 Green Lantern Rebirth 5 $2.95 DC
47 Superman/Batman 19 $2.99 DC
48 Green Lantern 6 $2.99 DC
49 Ultimates 2 2 $2.99 Marvel
50 Superman/Batman 18 $2.95 DC
51 Supergirl 2 $2.99 DC
52 Superman 215 $2.99 DC
53 Superman/Batman 20 $2.99 DC
54 Justice 3 $3.50 DC
55 Superman/Batman 21 $2.99 DC
56 Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC
57 OMAC Project 2 $2.50 DC
58 Ultimates 2 3 $2.99 Marvel
59 Wolverine 26 $2.25 Marvel
60 Ultimates 2 4 $2.99 Marvel
61 JLA 119 $2.50 DC
62 Ultimates 2 5 $2.99 Marvel
63 X-Men Phoenix Endsong 2 $2.99 Marvel
64 Ultimates 2 6 $2.99 Marvel
65 Villains United 2 $2.50 DC
66 Superman/Batman 22 $2.99 DC
67 OMAC Project 3 $2.50 DC
68 OMAC Project 4 $2.50 DC
69 Wolverine 27 $2.25 Marvel
70 Superman/Batman 23 $2.99 DC
71 Ghost Rider 1 $2.99 Marvel
72 Superman 214 $2.50 DC
73 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 1 $2.99 Marvel
74 Supergirl 3 $2.99 DC
75 Superman 213 $2.50 DC
76 Spider-Man House of M 2 $2.99 Marvel
77 Ultimates 2 8 $2.99 Marvel
78 Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk 2 $2.99 Marvel
79 Green Lantern 5 $2.99 DC
80 OMAC Project 6 $2.50 DC
81 Ultimates 2 9 $2.99 Marvel
82 Decimation House of M Day After
$3.99 Marvel
83 OMAC Project 6 $2.50 DC
84 X-Men Age of Apocalypse 1 $2.99 Marvel
85 JLA 115 $2.50 DC
86 Wolnder Woman 219 $2.50 DC
87 Secret War 4 $3.99 Marvel
88 Young Avengers 1 $2.99 Marvel
89 Ultimate 9 $2.99 Marvel
90 Wolverine 36 $2.50 Marvel
91 Ultimate Iron Man 2 $2.99 Marvel
92 Uncanny X-Men 462 $2.50 Marvel
93 JLA 116 $2.50 DC
94 Villains United 3 $2.50 DC
95 Green Lantern 5 $2.99 DC
96 Amazing Spider-Man 525 $2.50 Marvel
97 Uncanny X-Men 461 $2.50 Marvel
98 Ultimate X-Men 54 $2.25 Marvel
99 JLA 118 $2.50 DC
100 Ultimate Secret 1 $2.99 Marvel
















Trade Paperback title
Price Publisher
1 Sin City Vol. 1 Hard Goodbye Amazon data for this TPB $17.00 Dark Horse
2 Identity Crisis HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.99 DC
3 Sin City Vol. 2 Dame to Kill For Amazon data for this TPB $17.00 Dark Horse
4 Sin City Vol. 3 Big Fat Kill Amazon data for this TPB $17.00 Dark Horse
5 Sin City Vol. 4 That Yellow Bastard Amazon data for this TPB $19.00 Dark Horse
6 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of Sith Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 Dark Horse
7 Batman Hush Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
8 Batman Hush Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
9 Sin City Vol. 5 Family Values Amazon data for this TPB $12.00 Dark Horse
10 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Image
11 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 Image
12 Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Gifted Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
13 Sin City Vol. 6 Booze Booze Broads Bullets Amazon data for this TPB $15.00 Dark Horse
14 Superman/Batman Vol. 1 Public Enemies Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 DC
15 Watchmen Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 DC
16 Y The Last Man Vol. 5 Ring of the Truth Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 DC
17 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 Image
18 Sin City Vol. 7 Hell & Back Amazon data for this TPB $28.00 Dark Horse
19 Avengers Disassembled Amazon data for this TPB $15.99 Marvel
20 Batman Year 1 Deluxe Ed. HC Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 DC
21 Superman/Batman Vol. 2 Supergirl HC Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
22 We 3 Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 DC
23 Ex Machina Vol. 1 First Hundred Days Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
24 X-Men Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic 1 Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 Marvel
25 Fables Vol. 5 Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 DC
26 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 12 Superstars Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
27 Batman Dark Knight Returns Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
28 Ultimate X-Me Vol. 10 Cry Wolf Amazon data for this TPB $8.99 Marvel
29 Vertigo First Taste Amazon data for this TPB $4.99 DC
30 OMAC Project Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 DC
31 Kingdom Come Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
32 Ultimates 2 Vol. 1 Gods & Monsters Amazon data for this TPB $15.99 Marvel
33 Ultimate Galactus Vol. 1 Nightmare Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
34 Top Ten Forty Niners HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.99 DC
35 Y The Last Man Vol 1 Unmanned Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
36 Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 Dangerous Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
37 Y The Last Man Vol. 6 Girl of Girl Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 DC
38 Marvel 1602 Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 Marvel
39 Wizard Best of Basic Training Deluxe Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 Wizard
40 Showcase Presents Superman Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 DC
41 Showcase Presents Green Lantern Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 DC
42 Battle of the Planets Vol. 1 Trial by Fire Amazon data for this TPB $7.99 Image
43 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Image
44 Ulimate Spider-Man Vol. 13 Hobgoblin Amazon data for this TPB $15.99 Marvel
45 Twisted Toyfare Theater Vol. 5 Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Wizards
46 V for Vendetta Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 DC
47 Sandman Vol. 1 Preludes & Nocturnes Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
48 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 11 Most Dangerous Game Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 Marvel
49 Batman War Games Act One Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
50 Superman/Batman Vol. 2 Supergirl HC Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 DC
51 Wolverine End Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
52 FullMetal Alchemist Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 Viz
53 Fruits Basket Vol. 7 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
54 Ultimates Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
55 Batman Long Halloween Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
56 Samurai Executioner Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
57 Y The Last Man Vol. 1 Cyles Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
58 Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures Vol. 3 Amazon data for this TPB $6.95 Dark Horse
59 Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Amazon data for this TPB $16.99 Gemstone
60 Ultimate Fantastic 4 Vol. 3 N-Zone Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
61 Runaways Vol. 3 Good Die Young Digest Amazon data for this TPB $7.99 Marvel
62 100 Bullets Vol. 8 Hard Way Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 DC
63 Star Wars Visionairies Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
64 Day of Vengeance Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 DC
65 Villains United Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 DC
66 Crisis on Infinite Earths Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 DC
67 Tokyo Knights Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 Image
68 Y The Last Man Vol. 3 One Small Step Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
69 Teen Titans Beast Boys and Girls Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 DC
70 Planetary Vol. 3 Leaving 20th Century Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 DC
71 Superman/Batman Vol. 3 Absolute Power HC Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 DC
72 Fruits Basket Vol. 10 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
73 Ultimates Vol. 2 Homeland Security Amazon data for this TPB $17.99 Marvel
74 Fruits Basket Vol. 9 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
75 New Avengers Vol. 1 Breakout Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 Marvel
76 Batman War Games Act Two Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 DC
77 Preacher Vol. 1 Gone to Texas Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 DC
78 Ex Machina Vol. 2 Tag Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 DC
79 Batman Chronicles Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 DC
80 Johnny the Homicidal Maniac Director's Cut Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 SLG
81 Fruits Basket Vol. 8 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
82 DC New Froniter Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 DC
83 Ghost in the Shell 2 Vol. 1 Man Machine Interface Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 Dark Horse
84 Teen Titans Vol. 4 Future is Now Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 DC
85 Naruto Vol. 6 Amazon data for this TPB $7.95 Viz
86 Fables Vol. 6 Homelands Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 DC
87 X-Men Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic 2 Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 Marvel
88 No Honot Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Image
89 Battle of the Planets Vol. 1 Trial by Fire Digest Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 Image
90 Sandman Vol. 2 Dolls House Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 DC
91 Vertigo First Offenses Amazon data for this TPB $4.99 DC
92 Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures Vol. 4 Amazon data for this TPB $6.95 Dark Horse
93 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 12 Hard Lessons Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
94 Fruits Basket Vol. 11 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
95 Dead Boy Detectives Digest Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 DC
96 Twisted Toyfare Theater Vol. 6 Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Wizard
97 Rann Thanagar War Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 DC
98 Invincible Vol. 5 Head of the Class Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Image
99 Superman for Tomorrow Vol. 1 HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.99 DC
100 Absolute Batman Hush Oversized HC Amazon data for this TPB $49.99 DC


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