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July 2005 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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

More copies of All-Star Batman and Robin #1 were ordered by comics shops in July than any other comic book since 2003's Batman #619, also from DC — and more were sold in a single month than any comic book since Top Cow's Darkness #11 back in 1997.

Thanks to All-Star and a strong line of new series launches, July sales of comic books and trade paperbacks to comics shops increased 3% over the same month in the previous year, keeping alive a year that was flirting with double-digit growth overall. Sales of comic books and trade paperbacks to comics shops increased 8% in the first seven months of 2005 to $192 million. While July was slower than June — which had an extra shipping week — it nonetheless showed year-over-year increases in all categories. Retailers have been reporting strong rack sales, indicating high sell-through levels and bettering their bottom lines.

Dynamite's Red Sonja #1 placed 14th, one of the highest debuts by an independent publisher since the 1980s nostalgia wave landed several smaller companies high spots in the early part of this decade.

Diamond did not release the dollar sales rankings for the comics in 101st through 300th place this month.

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.
Where dollar rankings were not available, "999" is listed for sorting purposes.
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
11All Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder1$2.99DC261,079
25New Avengers7$2.25Marvel158,713
32House of M3$2.99Marvel151,763
43House of M4$2.99Marvel146,547
54Astonishing X-Men11$2.99Marvel127,785
66Superman Batman21$2.99DC108,354
77Ultimates 27$2.99Marvel99,147
89Omac Project4$2.50DC93,610
911Ultimate Fantastic Four21$2.50Marvel91,333
1012Uncanny X-Men462$2.50Marvel91,136
1113Villains United3$2.50DC88,486
1315Ultimate X-Men61$2.50Marvel87,105
148Red Sonja1$2.99Dynamic80,613
1519Rann Thanagar War3$2.50DC79,036
1620Ultimate Spider-Man79$2.50Marvel78,414
1822Ultimate Spider-Man80$2.50Marvel76,915
2025Day of Vengeance4$2.50DC75,515
2127Amazing Spider-Man522$2.50Marvel73,139
2216Spider-Man House of M2$2.99Marvel71,595
2317Iron Man House of M1$2.99Marvel71,268
2518Fantastic Four House of M1$2.99Marvel70,836
2629Teen Titans26$2.50DC68,362
2835Action Comics829$2.50DC63,002
2926DC Special Return of Donna Troy2$2.99DC62,996
3039Adventures of Superman642$2.50DC58,781
3110Secrets of the House of M1$3.99Marvel58,441
3240JSA Classified1$2.50DC58,303
3330Incredible Hulk83$2.99Marvel55,947
3533Incredible Hulk84$2.99Marvel53,912
3645Wonder Woman219$2.50DC53,467
3734Fantastic Four529$2.99Marvel52,970
3836X-Men The End Heroes & Martyrs5$2.99Marvel51,955
3937Marvel Knights Spider-Man16$2.99Marvel50,882
4342Mutopia X1$2.99Marvel46,347
4443JLA Classified10$2.99DC45,045
4544New X-Men16$2.99Marvel44,842
4646Weapon X Days of Future Now1$2.99Marvel43,886
4951Serenity1$2.99Dark Horse38,507
5052Daredevil Vs Punisher1$2.99Marvel38,310
5253Detective Comics808$2.99DC37,957
5455Legion of Super Heroes8$2.99DC37,276
5658Conan18$2.99Dark Horse36,328
5770Green Arrow52$2.50DC35,660
5860Black Panther6$2.99Marvel35,261
5961Daredevil Vs Punisher2$2.99Marvel35,078
6048Shanna The She Devil6$3.50Marvel34,449
6162Cable Deadpool17$2.99Marvel34,397
6276Wonder Woman218$2.50DC34,371
6566Seven Soldiers Guardian3$2.99DC32,925
6685Batman Gotham Knights67$2.50DC30,634
6769Batman Dark Detective5$2.99DC30,130
6888Birds of Prey84$2.50DC29,986
6971Astro City The Dark Age2$2.99DC29,724
7072Batman Dark Detective6$2.99DC29,633
7173Hulk Destruction1$2.99Marvel29,463
7274Spider-Man Breakout4$2.99Marvel29,247
7475Hellboy The Island2$2.99Dark Horse28,847
7565Catwoman When I/Rome6$3.50DC28,389
7677Hunter Killer3$2.99Image27,931
7778Marvel Knights 420$2.99Marvel27,552
8080New X-Men Hellions3$2.99Marvel26,505
8181Y The Last Man35$2.99DC26,452
8282New Thunderbolts10$2.99Marvel25,981
83100Soulfire Dying of the Light0$2.50Aspen25,902
8483X-Men Kitty Pryde Shadow & Flame2$2.99Marvel25,817
85101Batman Legends of the Dark Knight193$2.50DC25,758
8887Neil Gaimans Neverwhere2$2.99DC25,169
9141Year One Batman Ras Al Ghul2$5.99DC24,240
9268off Handbk Marvel Universe Avengers 2005$3.99Marvel23,671
9394Army of Darkness Shop Til You Drop Dead4$2.99Dynamic23,357
9495Batman Jekyll and Hyde4$2.99DC22,807
9597Marvel Team-Up10$2.99Marvel22,552
9699Ex Machina13$2.99DC21,668
10047JLA Cyberforce$5.99DC20,785
101999Star Wars Republic77$2.99Dark Horse20,719
103999Star Wars Empire32$2.99Dark Horse19,188
105999Ororo Before The Storm2$2.99Marvel18,900
106999Authority Revolution10$2.99DC18,880
107999Rising Stars Voices of the Dead2$2.99Image18,691
108999Tomb Raider Witchblade Magdalena Vampirella One Shot$2.99Image18,448
109999Marvel Nemesis Imperfects3$2.99Marvel18,435
110999Desolation Jones2$2.99DC18,187
111999Star Wars Tales24$5.99Dark Horse18,180
113999House of M Directors Cut1$3.99Marvel17,938
116999Gotham Central33$2.50DC16,917
117999Walking Dead20$2.99Image16,917
119999Blood of the Demon5$2.50DC16,583
120999Spider-Man Unlimited10$2.99Marvel16,106
121999Zombie King0$2.95Image16,079
122999New Warriors2$2.99Marvel15,451
124999Silent Dragon1$2.99DC15,242
125999Doom Patrol14$2.50DC15,006
126999100 Bullets62$2.75DC14,869
128999Amazing Fantasy10$2.99Marvel14,731
129999Angel The Curse2$3.99IDW14,659
130999Giant Size Spider-Woman1$4.99Marvel14,653
136999Teen Titans Go21$2.25DC13,442
139999Son of Vulcan2$2.99DC12,140
141999Simpsons Comics108$2.99Bongo11,688
143999Justice League Unlimited11$2.25DC11,341
144999Lady Death Abandon All Hope1$3.99Avatar11,269
146999City of Heroes3$2.99Image10,373
147999Swamp Thing17$2.99DC10,347
148999Tarot Witch of the Black Rose33$2.95Broadsword10,229
150999Batman Strikes11$2.25DC9,797
151999Goon13$2.99Dark Horse9,574
152999City of theomorrow4$2.99DC9,502
155999Man with the Screaming Brain3$2.99Dark Horse9,031
157999Medieval Lady Death Belladonna0.5$2.99Avatar8,331
158999Brian Pulidos Medieval Lady Death5$3.99Avatar8,285
159999Sonic The Hedgehog151$2.25Archie8,259
160999Plastic Man17$2.99DC8,180
161999Marvel Adventures Spider-Man5$2.50Marvel8,076
162999Villains United2$2.50DC7,631
163999Machine Teen3$2.99Marvel7,500
164999Battle Pope Color1$2.99Image7,493
165999Ultimate Iron Man1$2.99Marvel7,173
166999Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Homeland Cvr A2$4.95Devil's Due6,957
167999Human Race5$2.99DC6,950
168999Marvel Adv Fantastic Four2$2.50Marvel6,865
170999Omac Project3$2.50DC6,616
171999Usagi Yojimbo85$2.99Dark Horse6,433
172999House of M2$2.99Marvel6,400
173999Billy The Kids Old Time Oddities4$2.99Dark Horse6,302
174999Body Bags Fathers Day1$5.99Image6,230
176999Shonen Jump Sep 0533$4.99Viz5,995
177999Lullaby Wisdom Seeker4$2.95Image5,766
178999Lady Death Death Goddess$2.50Avatar5,654
181999Twilight Experiment6$2.99DC5,504
182999Casefiles Sam & Twitch18$2.50Image5,373
183999Marvel Milestones Dr Strange Silver Surfer Sub-Mariner Hulk$3.99Marvel5,294
184999Mu4$2.95Devil's Due5,288
185999Gypsy Nouveau Cvr1$3.50Avatar5,046
186999Michael Chabon Presents Adv of the Escapist7$8.95Dark Horse4,980
187999Castlevania The Belmont Legacy5$3.99IDW4,895
188999Uncle Scrooge344$6.95Gemstone4,804
189999Scooby Doo98$2.25DC4,666
190999Queen & Country Declassified Vol. 32$2.99Oni4,666
191999Powerpuff Girls64$2.25DC4,607
193999Strange Girl2$2.95Image4,542
194999Tick Days of Drama1$4.95New England4,502
195999Donald Duck & Friends330$2.95Gemstone4,483
196999Wildguard Fools Gold1$3.50Image4,431
198999Blade of the Immortal103$2.99Dark Horse4,182
199999Love & Rockets Vol. 214$4.50Fantagraphics4,136
200999Metal Gear Solid11$3.99IDW4,103
201999Mickey Mouse & Friends279$2.95Gemstone4,084
202999Wildguard Fools Gold2$3.50Image4,038
203999Legend of Isis2$2.99Alias4,005
204999Spider-Man House of M1$2.99Marvel3,927
205999Omac Project2$2.50DC3,887
206999Walt Disneys Comics & Stories659$6.95Gemstone3,874
207999Grimjack Killer Instinct6$3.99IDW3,737
210999Silencers Vol. 21$2.99Image3,652
21299910th Muse Vol. 23$2.99Alias3,514
213999Gold Digger65$2.99Antarctic3,416
214999Courtney Crumrin Tales1$5.95Oni3,383
215999Small Gods Special1$2.95Image3,357
217999Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles12$3.25Mirage3,200
218999Hero Camp3$2.95Image3,141
219999Alan Moores Hypothetical Lizard 3$3.50Avatar3,135
220999Armor X4$2.95Image3,082
221999New Avengers6$2.25Marvel3,017
222999House of M1$2.99Marvel2,965
223999Omac Project1$2.50DC2,951
224999Dork Tower31$2.99Dork Storm2,945
225999Super Manga Blast53$5.99Dark Horse2,860
226999Green Lantern2$2.99DC2,821
227999Looney Tunes128$2.25DC2,722
228999Poison Elves Ventures2$3.50Sirius2,709
229999Betty & Veronica210$2.25Archie2,696
230999Sabrina Vol. 268$2.25Archie2,650
231999Nightmares & Fairy Tales13$2.95Slave Labor2,631
232999Judo Girl3$2.99Alias2,618
233999Oz Wonderland Chronicles Preview$2.99Buymetoys2,611
234999New Avengers5$2.25Marvel2,559
235999Prelude To Infinite Crisis$5.99DC2,552
236999Hero Squared1$3.99Boom2,522
237999Cholly & Flytrap4$5.95Image2,513
238999Hellboy The Island1$2.99Dark Horse2,493
239999Young Guns 2004 Sketch Book$3.99Marvel2,448
240999Shonen Jump Aug 0532$4.99Viz2,402
241999G.I. Joe0 (2nd print)$2.95Devil's Due2,402
242999Deal With The Devil3$2.99Alias2,349
243999Mad Magazine456$3.99DC2,343
244999Angel The Curse1 (2nd print)$3.99IDW2,330
247999Villains United1$2.50DC2,212
248999Marvel Tales Flip Magazine1$3.99Marvel2,192
249999Teen Titans25$2.50DC2,179
250999Archie & Friends93$2.25Archie2,160
251999CSI New York Bloody Murder1$3.99IDW2,140
252999Killer Stunts Inc3$2.99Alias2,114
253999Betty & Veronica Double Digest135$3.59Archie2,035
254999Gatesville Company1$2.99Speakeasy2,003
255999Housewives At Play14$4.95Fantagraphics1,989
258999Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Homeland Cvr B2$8.95Devil's Due1,898
259999Lady Death Death Goddess Spec Cvr*$5.99Avatar1,898
260999Cartoon Network Block Party11$2.25DC1,872
262999Ultimate Tales Flip Magazine2$3.99Marvel1,806
263999Betty & Veronica Digest158$2.39Archie1,793
264999Dr Blink Superhero Shrink2$3.49Dork Storm1,780
265999Marvel Heroes Flip Magazine2$3.99Marvel1,774
266999Green Lantern1$3.50DC1,767
267999Marvel Select Flip Magazine2$3.99Marvel1,728
268999Day of Vengeance1$2.50DC1,721
269999Pals N Gals Double Digest95$3.59Archie1,695
270999DC Special Return of Donna Troy1$2.99DC1,675
271999Ultimate Marvel Flip Magazine2$3.99Marvel1,656
272999Wonder Woman217$2.25DC1,656
274999Archie Digest218$2.39Archie1,616
275999Northwest Passage1$5.95Oni1,584
278999New Avengers4$2.25Marvel1,558
279999Tales From Riverdale Digest4$2.39Archie1,505
280999Banana Sundays1$2.99Oni1,499
281999Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Homeland Cvr A1$4.95Devil's Due1,427
282999Jugheads Double Digest114$3.59Archie1,427
283999Jughead and Friends Digest3$2.39Archie1,342
284999Wyatt Earp Dodge City2$2.95Moonstone1,342
285999Ninja High School130$2.99Antarctic1,335
286999Dead Eyes Open1$2.95Slave Labor1,322
287999Rann Thanagar War2$2.50DC1,309
288999David Shepherds Song1$2.99Alias1,289
289999Rann Thanagar War1$2.50DC1,276
290999Young Avengers5$2.99Marvel1,270
292999Day of Vengeance2$2.50DC1,237
293999Satanika Tales2$3.95Verotik1,230
294999Spunky Knight XXX2$3.95Fantagraphics1,224
296999Neil Gaimans Neverwhere1$2.99DC1,178
297999Pakkins Land Vol. 23$2.99Alias1,171
298999Batman Allies Secret Files 2005$4.99DC1,165
299999Marvel Adventures Flip Magazine2$3.99Marvel1,139


July 2005 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.

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The Top 100 trade paperbacks and graphic novels reported by Diamond had orders worth $3.47 million at full retail in July. Adding those to the Top 300 comics for the month yields $22.5 million, an increase of 6% over July 2004.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Y The Last Man Vol. 5$14.99DC8,527
214Ultimate X-Men Vol. 11 Most Dangerous Game$9.99Marvel6,407
34Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 13 Hobgoblin$15.99Marvel6,400
415Dead Boy Detectives Digest$9.99DC6,348
53Superman Batman Vol. 3 Absolute Power HC$19.99DC6,093
67100 Bullets Vol. 8 The Hard Way$14.99DC5,576
710Space Ghost$14.99DC5,275
85X-Men New Age of Apocalypse$20.99Marvel4,548
926Fruits Basket Vol. 11 $9.99Tokyopop4,247
102Wizard Michael Turner Millennium Ltd Ed Dlx HC$29.99Wizard4,149
1120Berserk Vol. 8$13.95Dark Horse4,025
129Combat Zone True Tales of GIs In Iraq Vol. 1$19.99Marvel4,005
1319Nightwing Year 1$14.99DC3,907
1413Sw Clone Wars Vol. 6 On The Fields of Battle$17.95Dark Horse3,809
1540Tim Burtons Nightmare Before Christmas Manga $8.99Disney3,711
1634Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 2$9.99Viz3,691
1747Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 16$7.95Viz3,449
1842Inu Yasha Vol. 22$8.95Viz3,442
1963Mickey Mouse Meets Blotman$5.99Gemstone3,318
2031House of M Excalibur Prelude$11.99Marvel3,194
2122Essential Killraven Vol. 1$16.99Marvel3,161
2216Flash The Secret of Barry Allen$19.99DC3,148
2336The Pulse Vol. 2 Secret War$11.99Marvel2,991
2418Wanted Sc$19.99Image2,951
2554Smoke 2$7.49IDW2,899
268Secret Wars$29.99Marvel2,768
2737Exiles Vol. 10 Age of Apocalypse$12.99Marvel2,703
2838X-Men Golgotha$12.99Marvel2,650
2944Tsubasa Vol. 6 $10.95Random House2,650
3029Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 19 Fathers & Sons$15.95Dark Horse2,559
3148Oh My Goddess Vol. 21$10.95Dark Horse2,474
3223Captain America Vol. 1 Winter Soldier HC$21.99Marvel2,428
3335Superman That Healing Touch$14.99DC2,408
3451Bone Vol. 2 Great Cow Race Color Ed Sc$9.99Scholastic2,408
3552GTO Vol. 25 $9.99Tokyopop2,402
3624Authority Human On The Inside Sc$17.99DC2,395
3783Teen Titans Go Vol. 3 Bring It On$6.99DC2,271
3832Doctor Spectrum Full Spectrum$16.99Marvel2,245
3939Marvel Knights 4 Vol. 3 Divine Time$14.99Marvel2,238
4043Appleseed Vol. 1$12.99DC2,232
4121Avengers West Coast Vision Quest$24.99Marvel2,166
4262Chrono Crusade Manga Vol. 6$9.99ADV2,009
4330Batman Year 1 Deluxe Edition HC$19.99DC1,957
4449Batman Hush Vol. 1$12.95DC1,931
4574Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden Vol. 1$8.99Viz1,911
4633Plot Secret Story of Protocols of the Elders of Zion$19.95W.W. Norton1,911
476Sgt Rock Archives Vol. 3 HC$49.99DC1,891
4868Yotsuba Manga Vol. 2$9.99ADV1,826
4941Freaks of the Heartland$17.95Dark Horse1,806
5093One Piece Vol. 7 $7.95Viz1,806
5117Invincible Vol. 1 Ultimate Coll HC$34.95Image1,754
5272Elfquest The Grand Quest Vol. 9$9.99DC1,741
53145Aspen Extended Ed$5.99Aspen1,741
5425Promethea Book 5 HC$24.99DC1,695
5575Full Metal Panic Manga Vol. 8$9.99ADV1,688
5676Saiyuki Reload Vol. 1 $9.99Tokyopop1,682
5756Too Much Coffee Man How To Be Happy$12.95Dark Horse1,675
5857Batman Hush Vol. 2$12.99DC1,656
5946Frank Miller Sin City Vol. 1 Hard Goodbye 2nd$17.00Dark Horse1,636
6080Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol. 15 $9.99Tokyopop1,616
61114Spider-Man Human Torch Im With Stupid Digest$7.99Marvel1,610
6281Initial D Vol. 19 $9.99Tokyopop1,603
6386Hot Gimmick Vol. 9$9.99Viz1,544
64126Dot Hack Si Ai Buster Novel$7.99Tokyopop1,505
6589Fushigi Yugi Vol. 15 $9.95Viz1,499
6611Marvel Masterworks X-Men Vol. 5 New Ed HC$49.99Marvel1,472
6766Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars$12.95Image1,453
6859Batman Dark Knight Returns$14.95DC1,407
6927Wizard Best of Basic Training Dlx$29.99Wizard1,400
7069Superman Batman Vol. 1 Public Enemies$12.99DC1,400
7198Scrapped Princess Vol. 1 $9.99Tokyopop1,387
7299Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.95Image1,381
73104Gravitation Vol. 12 $9.99Tokyopop1,342
7450Thing Freakshow$17.99Marvel1,335
7612Marvel Masterworks X-Men Vol. 5 HC Variant Ed$54.99Marvel1,302
77109Blame Vol. 1 $9.99Tokyopop1,302
78112Suikoden III Vol. 7 $9.99Tokyopop1,289
79116Girl Got Game Vol. 10 $9.99Tokyopop1,276
80117Kare Kano Vol. 16 $9.99Tokyopop1,263
81149Yu Gi Oh Duelist Vol. 6$7.95Viz1,257
82125Sgt Frog Vol. 9 $9.99Tokyopop1,211
83127Descendants of Darkness Vol. 6 $9.99Viz1,198
84128Ride Vol. 1$9.99Image1,191
8579Bill & Teds Most Excellent Adventures Vol. 2$13.95Slave Labor1,191
86129Model Vol. 7 $9.99Tokyopop1,185
87133Rizelmine $9.99Tokyopop1,165
90166Is Vol. 2 $7.99Viz1,132
9277Dead West Vol. 1 $14.95Gigantic1,119
93155All New Tenchi Muyo Vol. 6$8.95Viz1,099
94139Rebirth Vol. 15 $9.99Tokyopop1,093
9597Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us$12.95Image1,093
9655Cute Manifesto$19.95Alternative1,086
97142Rave Master Vol. 16 $9.99Tokyopop1,080
98130Cromartie High School Manga Vol. 3$10.95ADV1,080
9958Johnny Homicidal Maniac Directors Cut Sc$19.95Slave Labor1,073
10070X-Force Shatterstar$16.99Marvel1,067