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November 2006 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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

Superlatives heaped upon superlatives in looking at November 2006: While having five shipping weeks exactly like November 2005, it bested the previous year's sales in several categories by a wide margin. Top 300 comics unit sales were up 23% and were the best since December 1997. Those comics were worth 27% more than the comics sold in the previous November; comics dollar sales were higher than they've been in any month since November 1996, exactly ten years earlier. Marvel had its best month since at least 1996.

Overall, Diamond's sales including all trades and comics not in its top-sellers list and also magazines, were $39.25 million for November — again, the highest for any month since that statistic became available in 2002.

Marvel's Civil War #5 topped the list, selling at least 272,600 copies. DC's top performer was Justice League of America #3, at 140,900 copies. The fifth week resulted in Marvel and DC each having nearly 100 comics in the Top 300. DC placed 97, and Marvel placed 94. 

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
11Civil War5$2.99Marvel272,584
22Justice League of America3$2.99DC140,929
33New Avengers25$2.99Marvel136,495
44Amazing Spider-Man536$2.99Marvel118,824
55Astonishing X-Men18$2.99Marvel118,277
97Punisher War Journal1$2.99Marvel102,720
128Civil War Front Line8$2.99Marvel100,862
1511Wolverine Origins8$2.99Marvel91,578
1713Uncanny X-Men480$2.99Marvel88,578
186Incredible Hulk100$3.99Marvel84,163
1920Superman Batman30$2.99DC84,003
2122Captain America24$2.99Marvel79,880
2223Onslaught Reborn1$2.99Marvel79,097
2324Ultimate Spider-Man102$2.99Marvel77,116
2425Wonder Woman3$2.99DC76,993
2526Iron Man13$2.99Marvel76,795
2627Ultimate Power2$2.99Marvel74,748
2728Moon Knight6$2.99Marvel74,012
2829Green Lantern14 (Res)$2.99DC72,889
2930Civil War Young Avengers & Runaways4$2.99Marvel71,757
3031Green Lantern15$2.99DC70,144
3132Ultimate X-Men76$2.99Marvel69,049
3233Action Comics845$2.99DC66,738
3434Teen Titans40$2.99DC64,172
3737Teen Titans41$2.99DC61,709
3838Superman Confidential1$2.99DC60,153
3940Detective Comics825$2.99DC58,936
4041Ultimate Fantastic Four36$2.99Marvel57,775
4142Flash Fastest Man Alive6$2.99DC56,785
4244X-Men Phoenix Warsong3$2.99Marvel50,219
4345Sensational Spider-Man32$2.99Marvel50,219
4547Ghost Rider5$2.99Marvel47,926
4650Fantastic Four End1$2.99Marvel44,388
4751Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man14$2.99Marvel43,473
4954Squadron Supreme7$2.99Marvel41,964
5055Black Panther22$2.99Marvel41,265
5156Green Lantern Corps6$2.99DC41,086
5258Ultimate Vision0$2.99Marvel40,001
5561Fantastic Four End2$2.99Marvel38,926
5662Immortal Iron Fist1$2.99Marvel38,577
5763Heroes For Hire4$2.99Marvel38,067
5864New X-Men32$2.99Marvel37,916
5965Ms Marvel9$2.99Marvel37,879
6339Batman Spirit0$4.99DC35,539
6448Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes II1$3.99Marvel35,029
6549Birds of Prey100$3.99DC34,605
6669Star Wars Dark Times1$2.99Dark Horse34,511
6771Star Wars Legacy5$2.99Dark Horse34,360
6872Supergirl & Legion of Super-Heroes24$2.99DC33,982
7074Bullet Points1$2.99Marvel33,501
7175Gen 132$2.99DC33,492
7377Star Wars Legacy6$2.99Dark Horse33,001
7479New Excalibur13$2.99Marvel32,171
7580Green Arrow68$2.99DC32,133
7653Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes II2$3.99Marvel31,869
7883What If Wolverine Enemy of the State0$2.99Marvel31,209
7984What If Spider-Man Other0$2.99Marvel31,058
8186X-Men First Class3$2.99Marvel30,803
8257What If Avengers Disassembled0$3.99Marvel30,633
8387Stormwatch Phd1$2.99DC29,973
8488Doctor Strange Oath2$2.99Marvel29,822
8589Cable Deadpool34$2.99Marvel29,142
8690Daredevil Father6$2.99Marvel28,831
8791Conan34$2.99Dark Horse28,142
8892Amazing Spider-Girl2$2.99Marvel28,133
8993Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Guilty Pleasures2$2.99Marvel28,029
9197Martian Manhunter4$2.99DC27,388
9243Guy Gardner Collateral Damage1$5.99DC27,237
9399Astro City Dark Age Book Two1$2.99DC26,991
95102She-Hulk 213$2.99Marvel26,265
97104Blue Beetle8$2.99DC25,859
9870Mystery in Space3$3.99DC25,803
100106JSA Classified19$2.99DC25,661
101999Red Sonja16$2.99Dynamic25,642
103999Y The Last Man51$2.99DC25,605
104999All New Atom5$2.99DC25,567
105999Uncle Sam & Freedom Fighters5$2.99DC25,142
107999Battlestar Galactica3$2.99Dynamic25,020
109999JLA Classified29$2.99DC24,784
110999White Tiger1$2.99Marvel24,661
111999Avengers Next1$2.99Marvel24,520
113999Tales of the Unexpected2$3.99DC24,218
114999Punisher Xmas Special0$3.99Marvel24,048
115999Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic10$2.99Dark Horse24,020
116999Blue Beetle9$2.99DC23,784
118999Batman & Mad Monk4$3.50DC23,614
119999Aquaman Sword of Atlantis45$2.99DC23,538
120999Batman Legends of the Dark Knight212$2.99DC23,340
121999Marvel 1602 Fantastick Four3$3.50Marvel23,293
122999Irredeemable Ant-Man2$2.99Marvel23,189
123999Connor Hawke Dragons Blood1$2.99DC23,189
129999Aquaman Sword of Atlantis46$2.99DC21,972
130999Nextwave Agents of Hate10$2.99Marvel21,642
131999Red Menace1$2.99DC21,387
132999Civil War3$2.99Marvel21,274
133999Walking Dead32 (RES)$2.99Image21,189
134999Jack of Fables5$2.99DC21,189
136999Avengers Next2$2.99Marvel20,840
137999Hunter Killer9$2.99Image20,718
138999Transformers Escalation1$3.99IDW20,623
139999Conan & Songs of the Dead5$2.99Dark Horse20,359
141999Ex Machina24$2.99DC19,812
142999Union Jack3$2.99Marvel18,840
143999Savage Red Sonja QotFW4$3.50Dynamic18,793
144999Jonah Hex13$2.99DC18,746
147999All New Off Handbook Marvel Universe A To Z11$3.99Marvel18,284
148999Street Fighter II5$2.95Udon18,067
149999Hellstorm Son of Satan2$3.99Marvel17,397
150999Omega Men2$2.99DC17,378
151999Stan Lee Meets Dr Doom0$3.99Marvel17,274
152999G. I. Joe Americas Elite17$2.95Devil's Due17,246
154999Firestorm The Nuclear Man31$2.99DC16,067
155999Texas Chainsaw Massacre1$2.99DC15,604
158999Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Guilty Pleasures1$2.99Marvel14,217
159999Transformers Spotlight Hot Rod0$3.99IDW14,133
160999Freshmen Vol. 2 1$2.99Image13,661
161999Army of Darkness11$2.99Dynamic13,491
162999Invincible36 (RES)$2.99Image13,472
164999Soulfire Chaos Reign2$2.99Aspen13,359
165999Classic Battlestar Galactica2$3.50Dynamic12,982
166999100 Bullets78$2.99DC12,953
167999Army of Darkness12$2.99Dynamic12,944
168999Crossing Midnight1$2.99DC12,755
169999Transformers Animated Movie Adaptation2$3.99IDW12,595
170999Ghost in the Shell 1.5 Human Error Processor1$2.99Dark Horse12,491
171999Agents of Atlas4$2.99Marvel12,387
172999Escapists5$2.99Dark Horse12,189
173999Spider-Man Family Featuring Spider Clan0$4.99Marvel12,142
174999Ninja Scroll2$2.99DC12,142
175999Marvel Legacy 1980s Handbook0$4.99Marvel12,095
178999Street Fighter Legends Sakura3$3.95Udon11,868
179999Nightmare of Elm Street2$2.99DC11,708
180999G. I. Joe Dreadnoks Declassified1 CVR A$4.95Devil's Due11,491
181999Man Called Kev4$2.99DC11,481
183999American Virgin8$2.99DC11,274
185999Ghost in the Shell 1.5 Human Error Processor2$2.99Dark Horse10,651
186999American Virgin9$2.99DC10,566
188999Mouse Guard5$3.50Archaia10,359
191999Simpsons Comics124$2.99Bongo9,878
192999John Woos Seven Brothers2$2.99Virgin9,878
193999Dwight the Albatross Goon Noir2$2.99Dark Horse9,868
194999Fantastic Four End1 Rough Cut$3.99Marvel9,821
195999Justice League Unlimited27$2.25DC9,689
196999Teen Titans Go37$2.25DC9,642
197999Tarot Witch of the Black Rose41$2.95Broadsword9,406
198999Samurai Heaven & Earth Vol. 21$2.99Dark Horse9,397
199999Other Side2$2.99DC9,359
200999Battler Britton5$2.99DC8,887
201999Strangers in Paradise85$2.99Abstract8,849
203999Rush City3$2.99DC8,538
204999Zombies Vs Robots1$3.99IDW8,312
205999Simpsons Winter Wingding1$4.99Bongo8,283
207999Black Panther21 2nd Ptg Var$2.99Marvel8,180
208999Futurama Comics28$2.99Bongo8,123
209999Franklin Richards Happy Franksgiving0$2.99Marvel8,066
210999Angel Auld Lang Syne1$3.99IDW8,057
211999Spider-Man & Power Pack1$2.99Marvel7,896
212999Transformers Generations9$2.49IDW7,802
213999American Splendor3$2.99DC7,736
214999Fallen Angel10$3.99IDW7,717
215999Marvel Adventures Avengers7$2.99Marvel7,642
216999Batman Strikes27$2.25DC7,566
217999Civil War Choosing Sides0$3.99Marvel7,453
218999Young Guns Reloaded Sketchbook0$3.99Marvel7,406
219999Warren Ellis Black Gas 21$3.99Avatar7,359
220999Spike Asylum3$3.99IDW7,359
221999Zombies Eclipse of the Undead1$3.99IDW7,340
222999Hellgate London1$2.99Dark Horse7,321
223999Sonic The Hedgehog168$2.25Archie7,293
225999Savage Dragon130$2.99Image7,151
226999Dragonlance Chronicles Vol. 23 Cvr A$4.95Devil's Due7,085
227999Sonic The Hedgehog169$2.25Archie7,066
22999924 Nightfall1$3.99IDW6,962
230999Civil War Thunderbolts Swimming W/Sharks0$4.99Marvel6,896
231999Tron2$3.50Slave Labor6,661
232999Shonen Jump Jan 0749$4.99Viz6,547
233999Marvel Adventures Spider-Man21$2.99Marvel6,529
234999Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane12$2.99Marvel6,519
236999Marvel Milestones Onslaught0$3.99Marvel6,340
238999Claw The Unconquered6$2.99DC6,217
239999Krypto The Super Dog3$2.25DC6,019
240999Usagi Yojimbo98$2.99Dark Horse5,887
241999Marvel Spotlight Brian Michael Bendis Mark Bagley0$2.99Marvel5,868
242999Wolverine Poster Magazine0$4.99Marvel5,859
243999Cross Bronx3$2.99Image5,632
245999Buckaroo Banzai3$3.50Moonstone5,623
246999Nightly News1$2.99Image5,566
247999Sonic X14$2.25Archie5,566
248999Transformers Timelines Featuring Beast Wars1$4.95Fun5,472
249999CSI: Dying in the Gutters4$3.99IDW5,434
251999Wormwood Gentleman Corpse4$3.99IDW5,161
252999Clive Barkers Great & Secret Show7$3.99IDW5,142
253999Shonen Jump Dec 0648$4.99Viz5,076
254999Looking Glass Wars Hatter M4$3.99Image4,962
255999Lady Death Blacklands1$3.99Avatar4,962
256999Star Wars Legacy2 New Ptg$2.99Dark Horse4,896
258999Battle Pope11$4.99Image4,859
259999Bomb Queen Vol. 22$3.50Image4,840
260999Manifest Eternity6$2.99DC4,830
261999Knights of the Dinner Table120$4.99Kenzer4,811
262999Last Christmas5$2.99Image4,727
263999Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four18$2.99Marvel4,613
264999Magician Apprentice3$2.99Marvel4,594
265999Uncle Scrooge360$6.95Gemstone4,585
267999Donald Duck & Friends346$2.95Gemstone4,547
268999Ramayan 3392 Ad3$2.99Virgin4,538
269999Scooby Doo114$2.25DC4,387
270999Vampirella Intimate Visions Conner1$3.95Harris4,330
271999Lone Ranger2$2.99Dynamic4,302
272999Escape of the Living Dead Airborne2$3.99Avatar4,236
273999Lady Death Dark Horizons0$2.99Avatar4,208
274999Metal Gear Solid Sons of Liberty8$3.99IDW4,198
275999Mickey Mouse & Friends295$2.95Gemstone4,151
276999Action Comics844$2.99DC4,066
278999Sock Monkey Inches Incident2$2.99Dark Horse3,981
279999Noble Causes25$4.99Image3,981
281999Star Wars Legacy1 New Ptg$2.99Dark Horse3,896
282999Walt Disneys Christmas Parade4$8.95Gemstone3,830
283999Death Jr Vol. 22$4.99Image3,774
284999Walt Disneys Comics & Stories675$6.95Gemstone3,698
286999Justice League of America2$2.99DC3,594
287999Blade of the Immortal119$2.99Dark Horse3,576
288999Apocalypse Nerd4$2.99Dark Horse3,566
290999Planetary Brigade Origins1$3.99Boom3,519
292999Haunted Mansion5$2.95Slave Labor3,519
293999Justice League of America1$3.99DC3,500
294999Starship Troopers Dead Mans Hand3$3.50Markosia3,321
295999Gold Digger78$2.99Antarctic3,283
296999Dead At 17 Vol. 22$3.25Viper3,274
297999Perhapanauts Second Chances2$2.99Dark Horse3,245
298999Civil War2$2.99Marvel3,245
299999Starship Troopers Dead Mans Hand4$3.50Markosia3,189
300999Sam Noir Samurai Detective3$2.99Image3,170


November 2006 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

The Top 100 Trade Paperbacks and graphic novels reported by Diamond had orders worth $4.64 million at full retail in November, a drop of 2% versus November 2005 and a slowdown from the gangbusters sales of October 2006.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
14Y The Last Man Vol. 8 Kimono Dragons$14.99DC10,793
226Family Guy Vol. 3$6.95Devil's Due8,595
33X-Men Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic Book 4$29.99Marvel5,717
413Ex Machina Vol. 4 March To War$12.99DC5,613
515Superman Batman Vol. 3 Absolute Power$12.99DC5,538
67Marvel Zombies HC$19.99Marvel5,264
76Secret War$24.99Marvel5,217
85300 HC$30.00Dark Horse5,057
919Star Wars Tag & Bink Were Here$14.95Dark Horse4,415
1011Fables 1001 Nights of Snowfall HC$19.99DC4,245
1116Showcase Presents Unknown Soldier Vol. 1$16.99DC4,198
1217Acme Novelty Library Vol. 17 HC$16.95Drawn & Quarterly4,057
1344Captain America Red Menace Vol. 2$10.99Marvel3,859
1448Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 10$9.99Viz3,849
1523Punisher Max Vol. 6 Barracuda$15.99Marvel3,821
1660Death Note Vol. 8$7.99Viz3,736
1735Hellblazer Empathy in the Enemy$14.99DC3,377
1822Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Commencement Vol. 1$18.95Dark Horse3,349
1930Shanna The She Devil$16.99Marvel3,311
2032Essential Captain America Vol. 3$16.99Marvel3,236
2139Gotham Central Vol. 4 Quick & Dead$14.99DC3,208
2255Negima Vol. 12$10.95Random House3,160
231Absolute DC New Frontier HC$75.00DC3,151
2433Essential Man-Thing Vol. 1$16.99Marvel3,142
2561Trigun Maximum Vol. 10$9.95Dark Horse2,962
2663Path of the Assassin Vol. 3$9.95Dark Horse2,906
2764Nge Angelic Days Manga Vol. 3$9.99ADV2,877
2859Tsubasa Vol. 11$10.95Random House2,727
2941Family Guy Collected Ed$16.95Devil's Due2,717
3071Trinity Blood Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop2,679
3172Ranma 1/2 Vol. 36$9.99Viz2,679
3246Goon Wicked Inclinations Vol. 5b$14.95Dark Horse2,670
3347Girls Vol. 3 Survival$14.99Image2,651
3473Dears Vol. 8$9.99Tokyopop2,613
3534Green Lantern Revenge of the Green Lanterns HC$19.99DC2,613
3636Captain Atom Armageddon$19.99DC2,538
3749Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Gifted$14.99Marvel2,491
3850Nightwing Renegade$14.99DC2,481
3937Superman Man of Steel Vol. 5$19.99DC2,472
4092Donald Duck Adventures Vol. 21$7.95Gemstone2,462
4169X-Men Fairy Tales$10.99Marvel2,443
4214Heroes Reborn Iron Man$29.99Marvel2,415
4325Halo Graphic Novel HC$24.99Marvel2,387
4443Fury Peacemaker$17.99Marvel2,377
4554Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 Dangerous$14.99Marvel2,359
46102Mickey Mouse Adventures Vol. 12$7.95Gemstone2,255
4740Squadron Supreme Vol. 1 Prewar Years Prem HC$20.99Marvel2,255
48113Sonic The Hedgehog Archives Vol. 1$7.49Archie2,236
4920Heroes Reborn Captain America$29.99Marvel2,142
5066Punisher Very Special Holidays$12.99Marvel2,132
5145Fountain Sc$19.99DC2,066
5224Complete Dick Tracy Vol. 1 HC$29.99IDW1,991
5390My Hime Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,991
5427Captain America & Falcon Swine$29.99Marvel1,962
5557Fantastic Four First Family$15.99Marvel1,943
568Adam Strange Archives Vol. 2 HC$49.99DC1,925
5738House of M$24.99Marvel1,925
582New X-Men Omnibus HC$99.99Marvel1,906
5928Avengers Galactic Storm Vol. 2$29.99Marvel1,896
609EC Archives Shock Suspenstories Vol. 1 HC$49.95Gemstone1,896
6129Tales From Clerks$29.95Graphitti1,896
6331Popeye Vol. 1 I Yam What I Yam HC$29.95Fantagraphics1,859
6452Swamp Thing Vol. 9 Infernal Triangles$19.99DC1,811
6553Emily The Strange Vol. 1$19.95Dark Horse1,811
66103Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol. 20$9.99Tokyopop1,793
6768Spawn Armageddon Vol. 1$14.99Image1,793
6810Batman Dark Knight Archives Vol. 5 HC$49.99DC1,745
6980Hero Heel$12.95Digital Manga1,736
70108Fables Vol. 1 Legends in Exile$9.99DC1,726
72116Black Knight Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,632
73154Spider-Girl Vol. 7 Betrayed Digest$7.99Marvel1,613
74155Marvel Holiday Digest$7.99Marvel1,613
75120Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.99Image1,604
7667J Boy$16.95Digital Manga1,594
7782Southland Tales Bk 2 Fingerprints$12.95Graphitti1,576
7884Kissing$12.95Digital Manga1,566
79110Oh My Goddess Vol. 3 Rtl$10.95Dark Horse1,566
8186Yoshitaka Amano Hero Vol. 1 Sc$12.99Boom1,547
82118Genshiken Vol. 7$10.95Random House1,481
83134Gakuen Heaven$9.99Tokyopop1,472
84136Rose Hip Zero Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,472
85139Priest Vol. 15$9.99Tokyopop1,453
86143Initial D Vol. 24$9.99Tokyopop1,443
87156Fushigi Yugi Genbu Kaiden Vol. 5$8.99Viz1,434
88144Love Mode Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop1,425
8997Fables Vol. 2 Animal Farm$12.99DC1,396
9098Princess Princess Vol. 1$12.95Digital Manga1,396
9199Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire$12.99Image1,387
9212Marvel Masterworks Mighty Thor Vol. 5 HC Var Ed 69$54.99Marvel1,377
93104Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us$12.95Image1,368
9478Rex Mundi Guardian of the Temple Vol. 1 Dh Ed$16.95Dark Horse1,368
95149Get Backers Vol. 16$9.99Tokyopop1,359
9685Last Christmas$14.99Image1,359
98151Suikoden III Vol. 11$9.99Tokyopop1,340
9987New Avengers Vol. 2 Sentry$14.99Marvel1,330
10089X-Men Phoenix Endsong$14.99Marvel1,330