December 2007 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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

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Ultimates 3 #1 helped the Direct Market finish off the year on a positive note, up 9% over 2006. It was the seventh straight growth year for the industry. Sales to retailers increased in every category tracked, including comic book units, which rose 4% to their highest level since 1997.

The overall figure is likely the highest since 1995, which was the second year of the fall-off from 1993's peak. Growth in trade paperback sales appears to have outpaced that of comic books in the direct market, resuming the trend seen briefly earlier in the decade.

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.
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UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
13Ultimates 31$2.99Marvel131,322
21Amazing Spider-Man545$3.99Marvel124,406
34New Avengers37$2.99Marvel105,482
45Uncanny X-Men493$2.99Marvel102,052
67Justice League of America15$2.99DC100,174
810Justice League of America16$2.99DC95,500
911Mighty Avengers6$2.99Marvel90,655
102Green Lantern25$4.99DC90,491
1112Justice Society of America11$2.99DC89,559
1213Buffy the Vampire Slayer9$2.99Dark Horse89,502
1315Captain America33$2.99Marvel78,233
1416Incredible Hulk112$2.99Marvel77,073
1518New X-Men45$2.99Marvel75,835
178World War Hulk Aftersmash0$3.99Marvel73,800
1821Countdown to Final Crisis21$2.99DC71,481
1922Countdown to Final Crisis20$2.99DC71,289
2124Countdown to Final Crisis19$2.99DC70,762
2226Countdown to Final Crisis18$2.99DC70,577
2327Green Lantern26$2.99DC69,944
2432Marvel Zombies 23$2.99Marvel63,178
2634Detective Comics839$2.99DC62,260
2736Ultimate Iron Man II1$2.99Marvel61,051
2837Ultimate Spider-Man117$2.99Marvel60,325
2914What If Civil War0$3.99Marvel58,909
3039Avengers Initiative8$2.99Marvel58,091
3117Avengers Initiative Annual1$3.99Marvel57,586
3240Tales of Sinestro Corps Ion1$2.99DC56,782
3341Action Comics860$2.99DC56,220
3442Ultimate Power9$2.99Marvel54,050
3520Countdown Arena1$3.99DC54,043
3643Teen Titans54$2.99DC53,758
3744Wolverine Origins20$2.99Marvel53,516
3845Superman Batman44$2.99DC53,025
3946Ultimate X-Men88$2.99Marvel51,602
4047Fantastic Four552$2.99Marvel51,289
4128Countdown Arena2$3.99DC51,232
4248Ultimate X-Men89$2.99Marvel50,485
4349Green Lantern Corps19$2.99DC50,485
4429Countdown Arena3$3.99DC49,653
4531Countdown Arena4$3.99DC49,312
4752World War Hulk Warbound1$2.99Marvel49,112
4935Captain America Chosen5$3.99Marvel45,840
5054Legion of Super Heroes37$2.99DC45,776
5238Angel After Fall2$3.99IDW44,765
5356Wonder Woman15$2.99DC44,602
5660Brave & Bold9$2.99DC43,449
5725Giant Size Avengers Special1$4.99Marvel42,382
5861Ultimate Fantastic Four49$2.99Marvel40,632
5962Batman & Outsiders3$2.99DC40,347
6063Green Arrow Black Canary3$2.99DC40,297
6130Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Secret Files1$4.99DC39,700
6265Iron Man24$2.99Marvel38,810
6366Punisher War Journal14$2.99Marvel38,447
6467Booster Gold5$2.99DC38,206
6669House of M Avengers2$2.99Marvel37,523
6750Wolverine Firebreak One Shot0$3.99Marvel37,195
6871Captain Marvel2$2.99Marvel36,598
6973X-Men Emperor Vulcan4$2.99Marvel35,182
7175New Warriors6$2.99Marvel32,962
7276Immortal Iron Fist11$2.99Marvel32,955
7377World of Warcraft2$2.99DC32,720
7478What If X-Men Rise & Fall of Shi'Ar Empire0$2.99Marvel32,457
7579House of M Avengers3$2.99Marvel32,393
7680Countdown Search For Ray Palmer Red Son1$2.99DC31,909
7770Death of New Gods4$3.50DC31,895
7982Annihilation Conquest2$2.99Marvel31,724
8083Countdown Ray Palmer Superwoman Batwoman1$2.99DC31,482
8184Silver Surfer: In Thy Name2$2.99Marvel31,141
8285Ghost Rider18$2.99Marvel30,522
8487Black Adam Dark Age5$2.99DC30,387
8588New Warriors7$2.99Marvel30,159
8664Hulk Vs Fin Fang Foom One Shot0$3.99Marvel29,213
8890Salvation Run2$2.99DC28,921
8991Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite4$2.99Dark Horse28,686
909252 Aftermath The Four Horsemen5$2.99DC27,932
9193X-Men Die By Sword4$2.99Marvel27,761
9272Countdown To Adventure5$3.99DC27,427
9395X-Men Die By The Sword5$2.99Marvel27,306
9498The Order5$2.99Marvel26,296
9599Black Panther33$2.99Marvel25,890
96100Ms Marvel22$2.99Marvel25,435
97101Gotham Underground3$2.99DC25,371
9874X-Men Messiah Complex Mutant Files0$3.99Marvel24,780
99102Birds of Prey113$2.99DC24,702
101104The Order6$2.99Marvel24,432
103106Cable Deadpool48$2.99Marvel23,870
104107She-Hulk 224$2.99Marvel23,571
105108Superman Confidential10$2.99DC23,158
107111Walking Dead45$2.99Image22,660
108112Conan47$2.99Dark Horse22,127
109113Spider-Man Red Sonja5$2.99Marvel21,849
11094Fantastic Four Isla De La Muerte One Shot0$3.99Marvel20,768
111115Star Wars Knights of Old Republic24$2.99Dark Horse20,383
11397Marvel Comics Presents4$3.99Marvel19,878
115118Red Sonja28$2.99Dynamic18,911
116119Crime Bible Five Lessons of Blood3$2.99DC18,875
118121Bat Lash1$2.99DC18,313
119123Wonder Girl4$2.99DC18,135
120124Suicide Squad Raise Flag4$2.99DC18,014
121125JSA Classified33$2.99DC17,402
122126JLA Classified48$2.99DC17,381
123127Simon Dark3$2.99DC17,381
125129Jack of Fables18$2.99DC17,232
126109Amazing Spider-Girl15$3.99Marvel17,153
127131JLA Classified49$2.99DC17,104
128132X-Men First Class Vol. 26$2.99Marvel17,040
129133Authority Prime3$2.99DC16,613
130134Black Summer4$2.99Avatar16,520
132137X-Men First Class Vol. 27$2.99Marvel16,186
133139Ex Machina33$2.99DC16,058
134141Infinity Inc4$2.99DC15,851
135142Uncle Sam & Freedom Fighters4$2.99DC15,823
136114Marvel Holiday Special0$3.99Marvel15,638
137146Madame Mirage4$2.99Image15,346
138147Freddy Vs Jason Vs Ash3$2.99DC15,339
139148Iron Man Enter Mandarin4$2.99Marvel15,296
140149Blue Beetle22$2.99DC15,247
141151BPRD Killing Ground5$2.99Dark Horse15,104
142153Wildcats Armageddon1$2.99DC14,991
143155All New Atom18$2.99DC14,692
14496G. I. Joe Americas Elite30$5.50Devil's Due14,578
145156Lobster Johnson Iron Prometheus4$2.99Dark Horse14,478
147158Gen 1315$2.99DC14,322
149160Jonah Hex26$2.99DC14,080
150140Grendel Behold Devil2$3.50Dark Horse13,553
151164Marvel Spotlight X-Men Messiah Complex0$2.99Marvel13,454
153167Marvel Spotlight One More Day Brand New Day0$2.99Marvel12,799
154154Sword of Red Sonja Doom of Gods3$3.50Dynamic12,593
157172New Battlestar Galactica Season Zero4$2.99Dynamic12,237
158138Terror Inc4$3.99Marvel12,038
159161Robert E Howards Conan Frost Giants Daughter One Shot0$3.50Dark Horse11,953
160174Metamorpho Year One5$2.99DC11,760
161144Transformers Beast Wars Ascending3$3.99IDW11,704
162145Zombie Simon Garth2$3.99Marvel11,668
163176Metamorpho Year One6$2.99DC11,590
164177Omega Unknown3$2.99Marvel11,511
165178Howard Duck3$2.99Marvel11,469
166150Marvel Zombies Book Angels Demons & Monstrosities0$3.99Marvel11,419
167165Battlestar Galactica Origins1$3.50Dynamic11,355
168180Astounding Wolf-Man4$2.99Image11,305
169181Avengers Classic7$2.99Marvel11,156
170182Stormwatch Armageddon1$2.99DC11,077
171183Invincible Presents Atom Eve1$2.99Image11,070
172166G. I. Joe Storm Shadow6$3.50Devil's Due11,056
174122Savage Tales5$4.99Dynamic10,914
175185Captain Carrot & Final Ark3$2.99DC10,907
176168G. I. Joe Storm Shadow7$3.50Devil's Due10,686
177162Fathom Kiani4$3.99Aspen10,359
178163Star Trek Year Four5$3.99IDW10,181
179136Spider-Man Family6$4.99Marvel9,854
180143Countdown Special Atom 80 Page Giant1$4.99DC9,398
181190Angelus Pilot Season1$2.99Image9,356
18217030 Days of Night Beyond Barrow2$3.99IDW9,249
183191Simpsons Comics137$2.99Bongo9,185
184208Iron & The Maiden0$2.50Aspen9,149
185173Angel After Fall1 2nd Ptg$3.99IDW9,050
186152Countdown Special Atom 80 Page Giant2$4.99DC9,000
188175Doctor Who Classics1$3.99IDW8,744
189194Uncanny X-Men492$2.99Marvel8,644
191196Grimm Fairy Tales19$2.99Zenescope8,495
192197Marvel Illustrated Iliad1$2.99Marvel8,388
193200Fallen Son Death of Captain America Iron Man0$2.99Marvel8,331
194228Justice League Unlimited40$2.25DC8,267
195233Teen Titans Go50$2.25DC7,961
197205Dan Dare2$2.99Virgin7,833
199192Painkiller Jane4$3.50Dynamic7,755
200186Star Trek Aliens Spotlight Orions0$3.99IDW7,719
201210New X-Men44$2.99Marvel7,527
202187Zombies Vs Robots Vs Amazons1$3.99IDW7,492
203211Vinyl Underground3$2.99DC7,428
204188Streets of Glory3$3.99Avatar7,357
206199Highlander Way of Sword1$3.50Dynamic7,136
207216Bart Simpson Comics39$2.99Bongo7,079
209219Captain Marvel1$2.99Marvel6,880
211179Civil War Chronicles6$4.99Marvel6,837
212246Sonic The Hedgehog183$2.25Archie6,802
213247Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century9$2.25DC6,773
215249Batman Strikes40$2.25DC6,489
216223Army @ Love10$2.99DC6,360
217224Infinite Horizon1$2.99Image6,289
218225Marvel Illustrated Picture Dorian Gray1$2.99Marvel6,275
221230Elephantmen War Toys1$2.99Image6,147
222231Marvel Adventures Spider-Man34$2.99Marvel6,111
224202Nexus Origin One Shot0$3.99Rude6,033
225203Wormwood One Shot0$3.99IDW5,991
226234Marvel Adventures Avengers19$2.99Marvel5,934
227235Crawl Space XXXombies2$2.99Image5,926
228238Living With Dead3$2.99Dark Horse5,870
229239Dynamo 59$2.99Image5,813
231207Fallen Angel22$3.99IDW5,756
232189Kiss 4k Kissmas Special0$4.99Image5,706
233209Warhammer 40k Blood & Thunder2$3.99Boom5,699
234212Ant Unleashed1$3.99Big City5,492
235242Crossing Midnight14$2.99DC5,464
236214Gargoyles7$3.95Slave Labor5,457
237213Transformers Best of UK Dinobots4$3.99IDW5,436
238243Special Forces2$2.99Image5,421
239229Pax Romana1$3.50Image5,279
240218Badger Saves World1$3.99IDW5,251
242201Shonen Jump Jan 080$4.99Viz4,980
243269Sonic X27$2.25Archie4,902
244251Marvel Adventures Hulk6$2.99Marvel4,859
245252Iron Man Power Pack2$2.99Marvel4,852
246222Sensational Spider-Man41$3.99Marvel4,788
247254Marvel Adventures Iron Man8$2.99Marvel4,653
248244Wildstorm Fine Arts Spotlight Gen 130$3.50DC4,582
249198Chucky Ritchie4$5.50Devil's Due4,539
250245Action Comics858$3.50DC4,432
251257Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four31$2.99Marvel4,390
252281Scooby Doo127$2.25DC4,290
253248Bomb Queen IV4$3.50Image4,247
254241Gene Simmons Dominatrix5$3.99IDW4,155
255264Scream2$2.99Dark Horse4,077
256265Orson Scott Cards Wyrms6$2.99Marvel3,877
257266Usagi Yojimbo108$2.99Dark Horse3,870
259267Marvel Illustrated Man in the Iron Mask6$2.99Marvel3,785
260268Rex Mundi9$2.99Dark Horse3,757
261271After The Cape II2$2.99Image3,657
262250Robin Annual7 2nd Ptg$3.99DC3,650
263261Suburban Glamour2$3.50Image3,628
264237Hate Annual7$4.95Fantagraphics3,557
265253X-Men Messiah Complex One Shot Mc0$3.99Marvel3,550
266276Nicolas Cages Voodoo Child6$2.99Virgin3,493
267277Marvel Zombies 22$2.99Marvel3,443
268255Bloodrayne Red Blood Run3$3.99Digital Webbing3,415
270259Potters Field3$3.99Boom3,216
271282Green Lantern Corps18$2.99DC3,209
272262Thicker Than Blood1$3.95Full Circle3,187
273270Ray Harryhausen Presents Wrath of Titans3$3.50Bluewater3,138
274263Gene Simmons Zipper2$3.99IDW3,066
275272Ray Harryhausen Presents Sinbad Rogue of Mars2$3.50Bluewater3,045
276273Drafted4$3.50Devil's Due3,038
277274Long Count1$3.50Archaia3,024
278275Poison Elves80$3.50Sirius3,009
281290Atomic Robo3$2.95Red 52,945
282292Killing Girl5$2.99Image2,839
284294Red Prophet Tales of Alvin Maker11$2.99Marvel2,760
285285G. I. Joe Data Desk Handbook Coll N-Z0$3.50Devil's Due2,668
286323Looney Tunes157$2.25DC2,640
288299Pirates of Coney Island6$2.99Image2,611
290278Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales Here & Now3$3.99IDW2,497
291301Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite3$2.99Dark Horse2,483
293370Giant Size Spider-Man Back in Black0$1.50Marvel2,348
295336Betty & Veronica232$2.25Archie2,284
296286Witchblade Takeru Manga10$3.99Image2,277
297310Buffy the Vampire Slayer8$2.99Dark Horse2,277
298337Sabrina Vol. 290$2.25Archie2,270
300313Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite2$2.99Dark Horse2,248

December 2007 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.

Graphic novel orders were up 11% over the previous December.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
136Chronicles of Wormwood Last Enemy$7.99Avatar6,019
251Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures Vol. 10$6.95Dark Horse5,464
31Ultimates 2 HC$34.99Marvel4,980
450Naruto Vol. 27$7.95Viz4,859
552Naruto Vol. 26$7.95Viz4,774
653Naruto Vol. 25$7.95Viz4,753
73X-Men Vol. 1 Comp Onslaught Epic$29.99Marvel4,404
819Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 9 Silver Surfer$13.99Marvel4,233
99Tales of Multiverse Batman Vampire$19.99DC3,778
1026Criminal Vol. 2 Lawless$14.99Marvel3,636
1111Silver Surfer Requiem Prem HC$19.99Marvel3,628
1228X-Men Blinded By Light$14.99Marvel3,564
1335Uncanny X-Men Extremists$13.99Marvel3,436
1413Hellblazer Bloodlines$19.99DC3,401
1557Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 15$9.99Viz3,351
1618Acme Novelty Library Vol. 18 HC$17.95Drawn & Quarterly3,344
1714Superman Batman Saga of Super Sons$19.99DC3,259
1824Showcase Presents Brave Bold Batman Team Ups Vol. 2$16.99DC3,223
1923New X-Men Vol. 5 Childhoods End$17.99Marvel3,187
217Walking Dead Vol. 3 HC$29.99Image3,074
2216Marvel Zombies HC$19.99Marvel3,059
2329Showcase Presents Justice League of America Vol. 3$16.99DC3,059
248Brave & Bold Vol. 1 Lords of Luck HC$24.99DC3,052
2510Signal To Noise 2nd Ed HC$24.95Dark Horse3,009
2627Nova Vol. 1 Annihilation Conquest$17.99Marvel2,988
2720Star Wars 30th Anniv Coll Vol. 11 HC Union$19.95Dark Horse2,960
282Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 9 HC$54.99Marvel2,768
2954Flash Fastest Man Alive Full Throttle$12.99DC2,732
3042Essential Dr Strange Vol. 3$16.99Marvel2,597
3139Legion of Super Heroes An Eye For An Eye$17.99DC2,590
3276Owly Vol. 4 Dont Be Afraid$10.00Top Shelf2,540
3317Aliens Omnibus Vol. 2$24.95Dark Horse2,440
3433Escapists HC$19.95Dark Horse2,433
3549Buffy the Vampire Slayer Long Way Home$15.95Dark Horse2,426
3612League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Black Dossier HC$29.99DC2,348
3721Wonder Woman Amazons Attack HC$24.99DC2,334
3845Ultimate Spider-Man Venom Prem HC$19.99Marvel2,099
3930Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 4 Spider-Man HC$24.99Marvel2,070
4046Welcome To Tranquility Vol. 1$19.99DC2,013
4132Punisher War Journal Vol. 2 Goin Out West Prem HC$24.99Marvel1,942
424Marvel Masterworks Golden Age Human Torch HC Vol. 2$59.99Marvel1,942
4334What If Classic Vol. 4$24.99Marvel1,928
4422Tales of Batman Tim Sale HC$29.99DC1,921
4590Irredeemable Ant-Man Vol. 2 Small Minded Digest$9.99Marvel1,892
465Daredevil By Frank Miller Omnibus Companion HC$59.99Marvel1,885
4769Appleseed Id$14.95Dark Horse1,878
4856Transformers Megatron Origin$17.99IDW1,871
4938Madman & Atomics Vol. 1 $24.99Image1,864
5040Fantastic Four Visionaries John Byrne Vol. 8$24.99Marvel1,828
5180Danger Girl Body Shots$12.99DC1,814
5260Gunsmith Cats Omnibus Vol. 4$16.95Dark Horse1,800
5372All New Atom Vol. 2 Future Past$14.99DC1,793
5441Dark Tower Gunslinger Born Prem HC$24.99Marvel1,772
5555Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 3 Hulk HC$19.99Marvel1,743
566Marvel Masterworks Rawhide Kid HC Vol. 2$54.99Marvel1,729
5774Spectre Tales of Unexpected$14.99DC1,729
5843New Excalibur Vol. 3 Battle For Eternity$24.99Marvel1,715
5977Spawn New Flesh$14.95Image1,658
6084Daredevil Battlin Jack Murdock$12.99Marvel1,594
6148Civil War$24.99Marvel1,579
6237Popeye Vol. 2 Well Blow Me Down HC$29.95Fantagraphics1,558
6373Rex Mundi Vol. 4 Crown & Sword$16.95Dark Horse1,530
6462Warren Ellis Black Gas$19.99Avatar1,515
6567Dragonlance Legend of Huma Vol. 1$18.99Devil's Due1,508
66102Oh My Goddess Vol. 7$10.95Dark Horse1,508
6763Queen & Country Definitive Ed Vol. 1$19.95Oni1,458
6864X-Factor Prem HC Heart of Ice$19.99Marvel1,444
6975Spike Shadow Puppets$17.99IDW1,430
7068Red Sonja Vol. 3 Rise of Gath$19.99Dynamic1,430
7144Robot Vol. 4$29.95Udon1,416
72122Welcome to NHK Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop1,366
73116Genshiken Vol. 9$10.95Random House1,359
7494Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life$12.99Image1,359
7595Street Fighter III Manga Vol. 1 Ryu Final$12.95Udon1,359
7671Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Guilty Pleasures Vol. 1 HC$19.99Marvel1,359
7791Fantastic Five Final Doom$13.99Marvel1,330
78195Marvel Advent Hulk Vol. 1 Misunderstood Monster Digest$6.99Marvel1,309
79101Walking Dead Vol. 7 Calm Before$12.99Image1,281
80133Gakuen Alice Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,252
8131Acme Novelty Datebook Vol. 2 HC$39.95Drawn & Quarterly1,252
82137Dramacon Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,245
8398Wasteland Book 2 Shades of God$13.95Oni1,238
84138Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.99Image1,224
85159Action Philosophers Vol. 3 Giant Sized Thing$8.95Evil Twin1,224
8661Mystic Arcana HC$24.99Marvel1,217
87108Y Last Man Vol. 1 Unmanned$12.99DC1,217
88144Other Side of the Mirror Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,202
897952 Vol. 4$19.99DC1,181
90130Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol. 5$10.95Dark Horse1,160
9181Goon Chinatown HC$19.95Dark Horse1,145
92226Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four Vol. 7 Silver Surfer Digest$6.99Marvel1,138
93155Girls Bravo Vol. 10$9.99Tokyopop1,124
9483G.I. Joe Americas Elite Vol. 4 Truth & Consequences$18.99Devil's Due1,089
95207Naruto Vol. 23$7.95Viz1,074
96188Gentlemens Alliance Vol. 4$8.99Viz1,074
9758Heroes HC$29.99DC1,067
98150Air Gear Vol. 6$10.95Random House1,060
99109Wet Moon Vol. 3$14.95Oni1,046
100170Hana Kimi Vol. 21$9.99Viz1,046