February 2006 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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

#1 Most Ordered Issue
#2 Most Ordered Issue
#3 Most Ordered Issue
#4 Most Ordered Issue
#5 Most Ordered Issue

The lack of an issue of DC's Infinite Crisis shipping in February proved no crisis for the comics industry, which racked up yet another month of year-over-year gains in most categories. The industry continued to do well in a time of year traditionally slow for comics shops; in units, it was the best February for the Top 300 comics since 1998, and in dollars, since 1997.

With Infinite Crisis shipping on March 1, the road was open for Marvel to take the top slot on the charts, which it did with Astonishing X-Men #13, selling approximately 140,600 copies.

Marvel led DC by nearly a 5-to-4 margin in Diamond's reported overall unit and dollar market shares. Notable is the number of comics both publishers placed in the Top 300: 96 for Marvel and 91 for DC. That Marvel number includes reordered items, but is beginning to get into territory not seen since the mid-1990s.

In an unusual turn, Dark Horse led Image in all categories including unit sales in the Top 300, where Image's greater output of titles — 24 comics to Dark Horse's 12 in February — usually gave it an edge.

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.
Click to read the methodology for this table's estimates.
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
11Astonishing X-Men13$2.99Marvel140,603
26New Avengers16$2.50Marvel121,446
57Ultimate Wolverine Vs Hulk2$2.99Marvel97,322
612Amazing Spider-Man529$2.50Marvel90,381
78Green Lantern8$2.99DC89,218
810Green Lantern9$2.99DC86,522
1013Uncanny X-Men469$2.50Marvel79,009
1311Ultimate Extinction2$2.99Marvel75,841
149X-Men Deadly Genesis4$3.50Marvel74,639
1617Ultimate X-Men67$2.50Marvel72,673
1819Ultimate Spider-Man90$2.50Marvel71,444
1922Teen Titans32$2.50DC69,106
2023Ultimate Fantastic Four27$2.50Marvel67,897
224Rann Thanagar War Infinite Crisis Sp$4.99DC65,320
2420Sensational Spider-Man23$2.99Marvel59,029
2521X-Men 1982$2.99Marvel58,518
2624Young Avengers10 (Res)$2.99Marvel56,326
2725Ghost Rider6$2.99Marvel55,781
3029Son of M3$2.99Marvel52,208
3139Action Comics836$2.50DC51,703
3333X-Men End Men & X-Men2$2.99Marvel47,352
3448Wonder Woman226$2.50DC45,665
3535New Excalibur4$2.99Marvel45,054
3636Fantastic Four534$2.99Marvel44,556
3737Captain America14$2.99Marvel44,025
3838Captain America15$2.99Marvel43,334
4040Fantastic Four535$2.99Marvel43,108
4141New X-Men23$2.99Marvel41,447
4242Marvel Zombies3$2.99Marvel41,149
4343Spider-Woman Origin3$2.99Marvel40,538
4458JSA Classified8$2.50DC39,641
4544Generation M4$2.99Marvel39,435
4746Incredible Hulk92$2.99Marvel39,209
4861JSA Classified9$2.50DC39,090
4947Red Sonja5$2.99Dynamic38,784
5049JLA Classified17$2.99DC38,000
5251X-Men Apocalypse Dracula1$2.99Marvel37,044
5353Transformers Infiltration2$2.99IDW35,815
5569Detective Comics816$2.50DC35,396
5654Red Sonja6$2.99Dynamic35,018
5856Transformers Beast Wars (Idw)1$2.99IDW34,035
5957Supreme Power Hyperion4$2.99Marvel33,855
6262Legion of Super Heroes14$2.99DC32,500
6465Conan25$2.99Dark Horse31,663
6566Legion of Super Heroes15$2.99DC31,637
6680Green Arrow59$2.50DC31,238
6767Supreme Power Nighthawk6$2.99Marvel30,269
6885Birds of Prey91$2.50DC29,824
6986Batman Gotham Knights74$2.50DC29,677
7070Seven Soldiers Bulleteer3$2.99DC29,325
7171Hellboy Makoma1$2.99Dark Horse29,186
7231Batman Legends of the Dark Knight200$4.99DC28,973
7464Fury Peacemaker1$3.50Marvel27,412
7574She-Hulk 25$2.99Marvel27,173
7675Sentinel Squad One2$2.99Marvel26,961
7979Batman & Monster Men4$2.99DC26,310
8081Black Panther13$2.99Marvel26,044
8182Y The Last Man42$2.99DC25,765
8284X-Men Unlimited13$2.99Marvel25,247
8530Batman Year One Hundred1$5.99DC24,437
8689Sgt Rock Prophecy2$2.99DC24,324
8863Punisher Bloody Valentine$3.99Marvel24,191
9091New Thunderbolts18$2.99Marvel23,726
9192Jonah Hex4$2.99DC23,560
9293Conan & Demons of Khitai4$2.99Dark Horse23,347
9394Punisher Vs Bullseye4$2.99Marvel23,042
9495Iron Man Inevitable3$2.99Marvel22,989
9596Cable Deadpool25$2.99Marvel22,909
9772All New Off Handbk Marvel Universe A To Z2$3.99Marvel21,820
98101Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic2$2.99Dark Horse21,195
101999Marvel Knights 427$2.99Marvel20,970
102999Batman Journey Into Knight7$2.50DC20,691
103999Captain Atom Armageddon5$2.99DC20,524
104999Star Wars Republic83$2.99Dark Horse20,491
105999Marvel Team-Up17$2.99Marvel19,415
106999Saga of Squadron Supreme$3.99Marvel18,970
107999Star Wars Empire39$2.99Dark Horse18,804
108999G.I. Joe Americas Elite8$2.95Devil's Due18,738
109999Neil Gaimans Neverwhere6$2.99DC18,399
110999Gotham Central40$2.50DC18,366
111999G.I. Joe Snake-Eyes Declassified6$2.95Devil's Due18,339
113999Army of Darkness4$2.99Dynamic18,266
114999Danger Girl Back I/Black4$2.99DC18,180
115999X-Statix Presents Dead Girl2$2.99Marvel17,363
117999Marvel Zombies1$2.99Marvel16,778
120999Infinite Crisis4$3.99DC16,519
121999Giant Size Ms Marvel1$4.99Marvel15,802
122999Black Widow 25$2.99Marvel15,589
123999American Way1$2.99DC15,211
124999Black Widow 26$2.99Marvel15,138
125999Infinite Crisis3$3.99DC15,025
129999Wildcats Nemesis6$2.99DC14,566
131999100 Bullets69$2.75DC13,703
132999Doc Samson2$2.99Marvel13,225
133999Angel Old Friends3$3.99IDW13,052
135999Marvel Legacy 1960s Handbk$4.99Marvel12,952
139999Rising Stars Untouchable1$2.99Image12,448
142999Book of Lost Souls5$2.99Marvel11,936
143999G.I. Joe Sp Missions Manhattan$4.95Devil's Due11,783
144999Teen Titans Go28$2.25DC11,564
145999Thunderbolt Jaxon1$2.99DC11,471
146999New Mangaverse2$2.99Marvel11,458
149999Blood of the Demon12$2.50DC11,358
151999Goon16$2.99Dark Horse11,338
154999Sable & Fortune2$2.99Marvel10,747
155999Simpsons Comics115$2.99Bongo10,714
156999Team Zero3$2.99DC10,694
160999Lady Death Lost Souls0$2.99Avatar10,495
161999Justice League Unlimited18$2.25DC10,202
16299930 Days of Night Dead Space1$3.99IDW9,917
163999Nick Fury Howling Commandos5$2.99Marvel9,910
164999Spike Old Wounds One Shot$7.49IDW9,751
165999I Heart Marvel Web of Romance$2.99Marvel9,439
166999Fantastic Four Iron Man Big I/Japan4$3.50Marvel9,239
167999Franklin Richards Son of Genius Everybody Loves Franklin$2.99Marvel9,173
168999Hard Time Season Two3$2.50DC8,994
169999G.I. Joe Sigma 63$2.95Devil's Due8,874
170999I Heart Marvel My Mutant Heart$2.99Marvel8,834
171999Futurama Comics23$2.99Bongo8,661
172999Batman Strikes18$2.25DC8,622
173999Lady Death Abandon All Hope3$3.99Avatar8,549
174999Swamp Thing24$2.99DC8,376
175999Dragonlance Chronicles7$2.95Devil's Due8,210
177999Simpsons Super Spectacular2$2.99Bongo8,157
178999Bart Simpson Comics28$2.99Bongo8,150
179999I Heart Marvel Marvel Ai$2.99Marvel8,130
180999Red Sonja Vs Thulsa Doom1$3.50Dynamic8,030
182999Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane3$2.99Marvel7,645
183999I Heart Marvel Outlaw Love$2.99Marvel7,585
184999Sonic The Hedgehog159$2.25Archie7,260
185999Savage Dragon123 (Res)$2.99Image7,101
186999Marvel Romance Redux But He Said He Loved Me1$2.99Marvel7,067
187999Sonic X5$2.25Archie6,755
188999Marvel Adventures Spider-Man12$2.50Marvel6,084
189999Marvel Spotlight Joss Whedon Michael Lark$2.99Marvel5,971
190999Abc A-Z Terra Obscura & Splash Brannigan$3.99DC5,945
191999Usagi Yojimbo91$2.99Dark Horse5,912
192999City of Heroes10$2.99Image5,892
193999Purgatori4$2.95Devil's Due5,852
194999Metal Gear Solid Sons of Liberty4$3.99IDW5,772
195999Frank Millers Robocop9$3.99Avatar5,666
197999Mouse Guard1$3.50Archie5,599
199999Knights of the Dinner Table111$4.99Kenzer5,420
201999Knights of the Dinner Table112$4.99Kenzer5,174
202999Planetary Brigade1$2.99Boom5,081
203999Marvel Zombies2$2.99Marvel5,022
204999Exalted3 Reg Ed$3.49Udon4,968
205999Ultimate Wolverine Vs Hulk1$2.99Marvel4,955
207999X-Men Deadly Genesis3$3.50Marvel4,836
208999Casefiles Sam & Twitch22 (Res)$2.50Image4,836
209999Infinite Crisis2$3.99DC4,716
210999Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four9$2.50Marvel4,709
211999Red Sonja Goes East One Shot$4.99Dynamic4,630
212999Uncle Scrooge351$6.95Gemstone4,583
213999In The Blood1$3.99Boom4,543
215999Killer 71$2.95Devil's Due4,497
216999Shonen Jump Mar 0639$4.99Viz4,470
217999Donald Duck & Friends337$2.95Gemstone4,450
218999Scooby Doo105$2.25DC4,324
219999Noble Causes17$3.50Image4,211
220999Bomb Queen1$3.50Image4,178
221999Conan24$2.99Dark Horse4,105
222999Hack Slash Land of Lost Toys3$3.25Devil's Due4,038
223999Mickey Mouse & Friends286$2.95Gemstone4,019
225999Perhapanauts3$2.99Dark Horse3,833
226999Masters of Horror2$3.99IDW3,779
227999Walt Disneys Comics & Stories666$6.95Gemstone3,753
228999Blade of the Immortal110$2.99Dark Horse3,726
229999Grimm Fairy Tales3$2.99Zenescope3,667
230999Revolution of the Planet of the Apes2$3.98MR Comics3,600
231999Black Harvest3$3.25Devil's Due3,574
232999Infinite Crisis1$3.99DC3,467
233999Strange Girl6$2.99Image3,434
234999All Star Superman2$2.99DC3,414
235999Underworld Evolution$7.49IDW3,321
236999Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi1$2.25DC3,235
237999Next Wave1$2.99Marvel3,168
238999X-Men Deadly Genesis2$3.50Marvel3,075
239999Invincible Script Book1$3.99Image2,989
243999Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles20$3.25Mirage2,850
244999Sgt Rock Prophecy1$2.99DC2,763
247999Athena Vol.taire Flight of the Falcon1$2.99Speakeasy2,717
248999Ultimate Extinction1$2.99Marvel2,717
249999Looney Tunes135$2.25DC2,630
250999X-Men Deadly Genesis1$3.99Marvel2,610
251999Simpsons Classics7$3.99Bongo2,604
252999Marvel Milestones Dragon Lord Speedball & Man In The Sky$3.99Marvel2,604
253999Jeremiah Harm1$3.99Boom2,597
254999Super Manga Blast59$5.99Dark Horse2,590
256999Zombie Tales Death Valley2$6.99Boom2,544
257999Poison Elves Lost Tales1$2.95Sirius2,497
259999Polly & Pirates4$2.99Oni2,411
260999Poison Elves Dominion3$3.50Sirius2,404
261999Lubas Comics & Stories7$3.50Fantagraphics2,404
262999Amazing Spider-Man528$2.50Marvel2,391
263999New Avengers15$2.50Marvel2,385
265999Sabrina Vol. 273$2.25Archie2,331
266999Betty & Veronica215$2.25Archie2,298
267999When Zombies Attack1$2.99Creative Talent2,298
269999Nodwick31$2.99Dork Storm2,272
271999Shojo Beat Mar 06 Vol. 23$5.99Viz2,046
272999All Star Superman1$2.99DC2,033
273999Action Philosophers World Domination Handbk$2.95Evil Twin1,953
274999Justice 1 3rd Ptg$2.99DC1,926
275999Gloomcookie26$2.95Slave Labor1,926
276999Dead @ 17 Protectorate3$2.95Viper1,920
278999Betty & Veronica Double Digest140$3.59Archie1,886
280999Archie & Friends98$2.25Archie1,840
281999Runes of Ragnan3$3.50Image1,820
283999Roy Thomas Anthem1$3.25Heroic1,807
284999Supergirl1 3rd Ptg$2.99DC1,787
285999Street Fighter II 1 Foil Cvr$12.50Udon1,767
286999Hot Moms7$4.95Fantagraphics1,760
287999Cartoon Network Block Party18$2.25DC1,727
288999Abiding Perdition5$3.50Markosia1,700
289999Capcom Summer Sp$9.99Udon1,680
291999Oz Manga8$2.99Antarctic1,674
292999Casefiles Sam & Twitch21 (Res)$2.50Image1,654
293999Spider-Woman Origin2$2.99Marvel1,641
294999All Star Batman & Robin1$2.99DC1,621
295999Flying Friar1$4.95Speakeasy1,601
297999Ninja High School135$2.99Antarctic1,587
298999Green Lantern Corps Recharge4$2.99DC1,587
300999Bone Rest8$2.99Image1,561

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February 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 Graphic Novel chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.

The links lead to title details on Amazon (paid links). You can also find the books at your comics shop.

The Top 100 trade paperbacks and graphic novels reported by Diamond had orders worth $3.45 million at full retail in February. That figure is off 8% from the February 2005 total of $3.75 million.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11House of M$24.99Marvel8,276
28Ultimate X-Men Vol. 13 Magnetic North$12.99Marvel6,091
32V For Vendetta$19.99DC5,374
45Showcase Presents House of Mystery Vol. 1$16.99DC5,234
59Teen Titans Outsiders Death & Return of Donna Troy$14.99DC5,108
63Star Wars Comics Companion $19.95Dark Horse4,563
713Superman Chronicles Vol. 1$14.99DC4,444
86Powers Vol. 9 Psychotic$19.95Marvel4,437
911Essential Moon Knight Vol. 1$16.99Marvel4,138
1017Lucifer Vol. 9 Crux$14.99DC3,945
1122Batman War Crimes$12.99DC3,726
1220House of M Uncanny X-Men$13.99Marvel3,593
1321House of M Spider-Man$13.99Marvel3,487
1418Goon Vol. 4 My Virtue & Grim Consequences$16.95Dark Horse3,467
1519Essential Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 2$16.99Marvel3,368
1638Trigun Maximum Vol. 8 Silent Run$9.95Dark Horse3,348
1746Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 23 $7.95Viz3,195
1816JLA Greatest Stories Ever Told$19.99DC3,142
1926House of M World of M$13.99Marvel3,128
2027House of M Fantastic Four Iron Man$13.99Marvel3,115
2131Wonder Woman Land of the Dead$12.99DC3,089
2232Batman Bruce Wayne Fugitive Vol. 1$12.95DC3,075
2328House of M Incredible Hulk$13.99Marvel3,042
2425Kid Eternity$14.99DC3,009
2550Bleach Vol. 11 $7.95Viz2,889
2630House of M New X-Men$13.99Marvel2,876
2740Tsubasa Vol. 8$10.95Random House2,850
2824Blade of the Immortal Vol. 15 Trickster $16.95Dark Horse2,710
2912Liberty Meadows Vol. 4 Cold Cold Heart HC$24.95Image2,677
3059Donald Duck Adventures Vol. 16$7.95Gemstone2,677
3133Star Wars Empire Vol. 5 $14.95Dark Horse2,597
3245Ranma 1/2 Vol. 33 $9.99Viz2,544
3337House of M Mutopia X$13.99Marvel2,497
3435Superman Journey$14.99DC2,484
3551Warcraft Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop2,292
3629Green Arrow Moving Targets$17.99DC2,285
3752Serenity$9.95Dark Horse2,285
3856Spawn Manga Vol. 2$9.99Image2,199
3915Avengers Galactic Storm Vol. 1$29.99Marvel2,199
4057Loveless Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop2,172
4170Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol. 17$9.99Tokyopop1,840
424Superman Man of theomorrow Archives Vol. 2 HC$49.99DC1,800
4336Angel Curse$19.99IDW1,787
447Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 3 HC$49.99DC1,727
4560Concrete Vol. 3 Fragile Creature $12.95Dark Horse1,641
4639Marvel Romance$19.99Marvel1,634
4777Initial D Vol. 21$9.99Tokyopop1,634
4878Little Lulu Vol. 8 Late For School $9.95Dark Horse1,627
4979Samurai Champloo Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,621
5080Battle Club Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,614
51114Dragonball Z Vol. 24 $7.95Viz1,581
5241City of theomorrow$19.99DC1,548
5323Punisher Max Vol. 2 HC$29.99Marvel1,534
5444Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck$16.99Gemstone1,514
5565Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire$12.99Image1,514
5654Nightcrawler Winding Way$14.99Marvel1,495
5755Simpsons Comics Vol. 14 Jam Packed Jamboree$14.95Bongo1,495
5893Kami Kaze Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,481
5995Elfquest Grand Quest Vol. 13$9.99DC1,461
6096Ai Yori Aoshi Vol. 12$9.99Tokyopop1,461
6199Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.95Image1,441
6268Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us$12.95Image1,435
6310Marvel Masterworks Sgt Fury Vol. 1 New Ed HC$49.99Marvel1,428
64102Get Backers Vol. 13$9.99Tokyopop1,402
6561Giant Killer$14.99Image1,395
6642Put Bk Back of Shelf Belle & Sebastian Anth$19.99Image1,388
6762Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Gifted$14.99Marvel1,375
68104Princess Ai Vol. 3 Evolution$9.99Tokyopop1,362
6963G.I. Joe Americas Elite Vol. 1$14.95Devil's Due1,355
7058New Warriors Reality Check$15.99Marvel1,348
7169Snk Vs Capcom Vol. 3 Svc Chaos$13.95Dr. Masters1,328
7297Genshiken Vol. 4$10.95Random House1,322
73111Broken Angels Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,269
74134Absolute Boyfriend Vol. 1 $8.99Viz1,249
7553Swamp Thing Book 3 Healing Breach$17.99DC1,249
76115King of Hell Vol. 12$9.99Tokyopop1,242
77116Angel Sanctuary Vol. 12 $9.99Viz1,242
7848DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore$19.99DC1,222
7971Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 Dangerous$14.99Marvel1,209
80123Ceres Celestial Legend Vol. 14 $9.95Viz1,202
81327Walt Disneys Three Musketeers$3.95Gemstone1,202
8214Marvel Masterworks Sgt Fury Vol. 1 HC Var Ed$54.99Marvel1,202
8347Marvel Monsters HC$20.99Marvel1,196
8472Battle Hymn Farewell To First Golden Age$14.99Image1,176
8587Penny Arcade Vol. 1 Attack of the Bacon Robots$12.95Dark Horse1,169
8688Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars$12.95Image1,169
87127Mobile Suit Gundam Lost War Chronicles Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,169
88158Hikaru No Go Vol. 6 $7.95Viz1,169
89128Gorgeous Carat Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,162
90110Wallflower Vol. 6$10.95Random House1,156
9190Eden Vol. 2 Its An Endless World$12.95Dark Horse1,156
92130Teen Titans Outsiders Insiders$9.99DC1,149
9374Witchblade Vol. 10 Witch Hunt$14.99Image1,142
9491Batman Hush Returns$12.99DC1,142
95131Hana Kimi Vol. 10 $9.99Viz1,142
9694Batman Hush Vol. 1$12.95DC1,136
9798JLA Vol. 18 Crisis of Conscience$12.99DC1,109
9876Fables Vol. 6 Homelands$14.99DC1,109
9934Marvel Visionaries Roy Thomas HC$34.99Marvel1,096
10084Scary Book Vol. 1 Reflections$13.95Dark Horse1,096