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October 2004 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


With an off-month for Avengers, October suffered a 10% drop versus 2003, when the month included some strong releases.

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.
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
11Identity Crisis5$3.95DC125,518
25Wolverine20$2.25Marvel116,720
33Superman210$2.50DC113,372
42Secret War Book Three$3.99Marvel109,641
56Uncanny X-Men450$2.25Marvel101,409
68Uncanny X-Men451$2.25Marvel97,405
79Ultimate Spider-Man66$2.25Marvel95,826
84Green Lantern Rebirth1$2.95DC95,001
910Ultimate Spider-Man67$2.25Marvel94,980
1011Ultimate X-Men52$2.25Marvel93,743
1115Amazing Spider-Man513$2.25Marvel89,530
1216X-Men163$2.25Marvel88,530
1317Wolverine21$2.25Marvel83,506
1418Ultimate Nightmare3$2.25Marvel83,129
157X-Men The End Book One Dreamers and Demons4$2.99Marvel75,002
1614Batman633$2.95DC69,879
1712Marvel Knights Spider-Man7$2.99Marvel69,852
1825JLA107$2.25DC65,163
1922Teen Titans17$2.50DC63,094
2013Teen Titans Legion Special1$3.50DC59,237
2121Daredevil66$2.99Marvel53,087
2237Spectacular Spider-Man20$2.25Marvel51,110
2324Thor85$2.99Marvel49,321
2440Ultimate Elektra3$2.25Marvel49,251
2520Strange2$3.50Marvel48,364
2626Excalibur6$2.99Marvel48,364
2728Detective Comics799$2.95DC48,182
2827Fantastic Four519$2.99Marvel47,923
2929X-Force3$2.99Marvel46,484
3030New X-Men6$2.99Marvel45,603
3131Conan9$2.99Dark Horse44,590
3256Robin131$2.25DC44,527
3359Flash215$2.25DC43,982
3461Nightwing98$2.25DC43,577
3543Batman Gotham Knights58$2.50DC43,493
3634The Punisher12$2.99Marvel42,661
3748Outsiders17$2.50DC41,774
3850Batman Legends of the Dark Knight184$2.50DC41,131
3951Action Comics820$2.50DC41,075
4053JSA66$2.50DC40,984
4136Sabretooth1$2.99Marvel39,685
4258Batgirl57$2.50DC39,594
4363Justice League Elite4$2.50DC38,259
4466Catwoman36$2.50DC37,518
4532Hulk and Thing Hard Knocks2$3.50Marvel37,483
4639Captain America32$2.99Marvel37,274
4741Marvel Knights 411$2.99Marvel36,785
4842Doctor Spectrum3$2.99Marvel36,547
4968Adventures of Superman633$2.50DC36,470
5045Nyx5 (Res)$2.99Marvel35,715
5146Exiles53$2.99Marvel35,289
5247Sabretooth2$2.99Marvel34,989
5349Gambit3$2.99Marvel34,919
5419Conan and The Daughters of Midora One Shot$4.99Dark Horse34,632
5552Soulfire2 (Res)$2.99Aspen34,332
5655Superman Batman12$2.95DC34,094
5757Iron Man89$2.99Marvel33,451
5860X-Men Unlimited5$2.99Marvel32,878
5933Official Handbook Marvel Universe Wolverine 2004$3.99Marvel32,522
6062Powers5$2.95Marvel32,473
6164Planetary21$2.95DC32,235
6238Loki4$3.50Marvel32,186
6381Green Arrow43$2.50DC32,103
6465Birds of Prey75$2.95DC32,061
6567Rogue4$2.99Marvel31,271
6688Spawn139 (Res)$2.50Image30,523
6769Black Widow2$2.99Marvel30,460
6823Solo1$4.95DC30,453
6972Identity Disc5$2.99Marvel30,146
7073Tomb of Dracula1$2.99Marvel29,734
7174Cable Deadpool8$2.99Marvel28,958
7275Bullseye Greatest Hits2$2.99Marvel28,958
7376Powerless5$2.99Marvel28,609
7478G.I. Joe Vs Transformers Vol. 22$2.95Devil's Due28,315
7597Firestorm6$2.50DC28,008
7677Captain America & The Falcon8$2.99Marvel27,833
7779Invaders3$2.99Marvel27,260
7844Identity Crisis1 2nd Printing$3.95DC27,239
7980District X6$2.99Marvel27,071
8082Y The Last Man27$2.95DC26,904
8185We 32$2.95DC26,638
8286Authority Revolution1$2.95DC26,547
8383Amazing Fantasy5$2.99Marvel26,324
8484Emma Frost16$2.99Marvel26,324
8587Madrox2$2.99Marvel26,142
86110Wonder Woman209$2.25DC25,939
8771JSA Strange Adventures3$3.50DC25,765
8889Street Fighter10$2.95Devil's Due25,450
89105Fables30$2.50DC25,366
9090Fathom Dawn of War2$2.99Aspen25,052
9191She Hulk8$2.99Marvel24,905
9293Adam Strange2$2.95DC24,653
9392Mystique20$2.99Marvel24,423
9495Ex Machina5$2.95DC24,101
9596Transformers War Within Vol. 32$2.95Dreamwave23,920
96107Doom Patrol5$2.50DC23,892
9799Elektra The Hand3$2.99Marvel23,018
98114Hawkman33$2.50DC22,683
99100Ocean1$2.95DC22,529
100117Aquaman23$2.50DC22,347
101101Jubilee2$2.99Marvel22,215
102102Alpha Flight8$2.99Marvel21,935
103103Spider-Girl79$2.99Marvel21,872
104104Majestic3$2.95DC21,746
105106Toe Tags Featuring George Romero1$2.95DC21,243
10635Astro City A Visitors Guide$5.95DC20,824
107108Authority More Kev4$2.95DC20,230
108111Star Wars Republic70$2.99Dark Horse19,496
109113G.I. Joe Reloaded8$2.95Devil's Due19,399
110112Silver Surfer14$2.99Marvel19,287
111115G.I. Joe Reg Cvr35$2.95Devil's Due19,175
112126Manhunter3$2.50DC19,168
113116Star Wars Empire25$2.99Dark Horse18,784
114118Swamp Thing8$2.95DC18,693
115119Thor Son of Asgard9$2.99Marvel18,350
116120Transformers Energon28$2.95Dreamwave18,343
11794Stokers Dracula1$3.99Marvel18,036
118128Scratch5$2.50DC17,903
119123Warlock2$2.99Marvel17,777
120124Dawn of War Cannon Hawke1$2.99Aspen17,770
121129Gotham Central24$2.50DC17,700
12254Star Wars Tales21$5.99Dark Horse17,100
123138Batman Strikes2$2.25DC16,925
124141Justice League Unlimited2$2.25DC16,582
125134Books of Magick Life During Wartime4$2.50DC16,526
126135100 Bullets54$2.50DC16,261
127125Darkness Vol. 216$2.99Image16,247
128132Hellblazer201$2.75DC15,248
129146Teen Titans Go12$2.25DC14,954
130169Marvel Age Spider-Man Team Up2$1.75Marvel14,877
131130Challengers of the Unknown5$2.95DC14,828
13210930 Days of Bloodsuckers Tales1$3.99IDW14,738
133152Marvel Age Spider-Man13$2.25Marvel14,423
134133Tom Strong29$2.95DC14,088
135155Marvel Age Spider-Man14$2.25Marvel14,067
13698Bart Simpsons Treehouse of Horror10$4.99Bongo13,899
137136Razors Edge Warblade1$2.95DC13,445
138122Metal Gear Solid2$3.99IDW13,354
139149Hero21$2.50DC13,179
140178Marvel Age Hulk2$1.75Marvel13,088
141153Lucifer55$2.50DC12,907
142139Starjammers5$2.99Marvel12,592
143142Terra Obscura Vol. 23$2.95DC12,557
144140Simpsons Comics99$2.99Bongo12,494
145157Richard Dragon6$2.50DC12,222
146143Witching5$2.95DC12,124
147144Thundercats Enemys Pride5$2.95DC12,061
148127Garth Ennis 3031$3.99Avatar11,572
149150Plastic Man11$2.95DC11,125
150148Shi Ju Nen2$2.99Dark Horse11,055
151151Breakdown1$2.95Devil's Due11,006
152154Battle of the Planets Princess1$2.99Image10,775
153156Fallen Angel16$2.95DC10,391
154159Losers17$2.95DC10,244
155158Goon Dh Ed9$2.99Dark Horse10,146
156160Bart Simpson Comics20$2.99Bongo10,105
157161Defex1$2.95Devil's Due10,070
158180Marvel Age Fantastic Four7$2.25Marvel9,986
159137Frank Millers Robocop7$3.99Avatar9,888
160163Strangers In Paradise69$2.95Abstract9,748
161164Nail4$2.99Dark Horse9,357
162165Monolith9$2.95DC9,294
163166Voltron Vol. 210$2.95Devil's Due9,112
164168Megacity 9092$2.95Devil's Due8,924
165170Savage Dragon118$2.95Image8,798
166171Human Target15$2.95DC8,644
167184Hard Time9$2.50DC8,588
168145Youngblood Bloodsport1 (Res)$3.99Arcade8,539
169172Last Train To Deadsville A Cal Mcdonald Mystery4$2.99Dark Horse8,504
17070Victory Vol. 2 Defeated2$2.95Image8,413
171147G.I. Joe Px Cvr35$3.95Devil's Due8,386
172193Sonic The Hedgehog141$2.19Archie8,246
173176Ultra3$2.95Image7,924
174179Cosmic Guard3$2.99Dynamic Forces7,603
175183Bloodhound4$2.95DC7,302
176194Kinetic7$2.50DC7,128
177187PVP9$2.95Image6,967
178189PVP10$2.95Image6,813
179175Tales of Tellos1$3.50Image6,764
180167Lurkers1$3.99IDW6,715
181190Usagi Yojimbo79$2.99Dark Horse6,673
182199Enginehead5$2.50DC6,639
183191Ojo2$2.99Oni6,632
184173Identity Crisis4$3.95DC6,310
185131Horrorcide1$6.99IDW6,038
186121Michael Chabon Presents Adventures of the Escapist4$8.95Dark Horse6,038
187195Ride2$2.95Image5,989
188174Knights of the Dinner Table96$3.99Kenzer5,940
189188Noble Causes3$3.50Image5,842
190162Shonen Jump Vol. 2$4.99Viz5,800
191210Powerpuff Girls55$2.25DC5,786
192177Secret Skull2$3.99IDW5,779
193198Queen & Country27$2.99Oni5,660
194200Rex Mundi12$2.95Image5,541
195182Singularity 74$3.99IDW5,458
196214Scooby Doo89$2.25DC5,444
197186Identity Crisis3$3.95DC5,297
198202Blade of the Immortal94$2.99Dark Horse5,171
199204Donald Duck and Friends321$2.95Gemstone5,073
200205Harry Johnson2$2.95Fulp Fiction5,052
201196Grendel Devils Reign5$3.50Dark Horse4,906
202192Pscythe2$3.95Image4,906
203206Mickey Mouse and Friends270$2.95Gemstone4,731
204222Green Lantern181$2.25DC4,661
205207Milkman Murders4$2.99Dark Horse4,647
206208Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles18$2.95Mirage4,647
207209Poison Elves Hyena1$2.95Sirius4,507
208201Phantom4$3.50Moonstone4,493
209211Demo11$2.95Astronauts in Trouble4,340
210197Identity Crisis2$3.95DC4,326
211212Demo10$2.95Astronauts in Trouble4,256
212223Brian Pulidos Lady Death Dead Rising$2.50Avatar4,193
213213Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles5$2.95Mirage4,158
214217Ride 2 For The Road One Shot$2.95Image3,892
215218Poison Elves79$2.95Sirius3,885
216219Gold Digger56$2.99Antarctic3,732
217181Super Manga Blast45$5.99Dark Horse3,704
218238Ballad of Sleeping Beauty4$1.99Beckett3,585
219185Super Manga Blast46$5.99Dark Horse3,578
220220Blue Monday Painted Moon3$2.99Oni3,557
221231Catwoman35$2.50DC3,452
222215Jack Staff6$3.50Image3,354
223216Warren Ellis Strange Killings Necromancer5$3.50Avatar3,312
224226Small Gods4$2.95Image3,235
225237Looney Tunes119$2.25DC3,214
226243Cartoon Network Block Party2$2.25DC3,040
227228Nightmares and Fairy Tales10$2.95Slave Labor2,984
228250Archie552$2.19Archie2,928
229225Luba9$3.50Fantagraphics2,858
230254Flash214$2.25DC2,767
231232Nyc Mech6$2.95Image2,760
232233Gloomcookie21$2.95Slave Labor2,662
233261Betty & Veronica203$2.19Archie2,634
234234Astonishing X-Men5$2.99Marvel2,600
235248Batgirl56$2.50DC2,593
236224Metal Gear Solid1 2nd Ptg$3.99IDW2,523
237253Teen Titans16$2.50DC2,516
238230Nightjar3$3.50Avatar2,509
239203Brian Pulidos Lady Death Dead Rising*$5.99Avatar2,502
240236Dogwitch13$2.95Sirius2,488
241239Worldwatch2$2.95Austen2,390
242267Veronica156$2.19Archie2,383
243242Ghost Spy5$2.95Image2,334
244241Army of Darkness Ashes 2 Ashes2$2.99Dynamic Forces2,313
245272Archie and Friends86$2.19Archie2,285
246235Cavewoman Prehistoric Pinups Book 4*$3.50Basement2,194
247251Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated39$2.99Kenzer2,138
248255Superman Batman11$2.95DC2,068
249300Ruule Kiss & Tell5$1.99Beckett2,020
250240Catwoman When In Rome1$3.50DC1,978
251262Flare1$2.99Heroic1,894
252245Betty & Veronica Double Digest128$3.59Archie1,894
253295Jughead161$2.19Archie1,880
254285Holiday Fun Digest9$2.39Archie1,845
255249Archie Double Digest156$3.59Archie1,789
256229Animerica Extra Oct 2004 Vol. 710$4.99Viz1,761
257244Spunky Knight Extreme3$3.95Fantagraphics1,733
258297Archie Digest211$2.39Archie1,712
259303Robin130$2.25DC1,705
260274PS2388 (Res)$2.99Dork Storm1,663
261307Batman632$2.25DC1,621
262277Neotopia Vol. 42$2.99Antarctic1,600
263280Ninja High School120$2.99Antarctic1,530
264309Laugh Digest197$2.39Archie1,495
265308Superman209$2.50DC1,460
266289Amelia Rules Superheroes3$2.95Renaissance1,447
267291Adam Strange1$2.95DC1,440
268292Ex Machina4$2.95DC1,433
269293Ghouly Boys2$2.95Slave Labor1,426
270290Conan3$2.99Dark Horse1,426
271321Amazing Spider-Man512$2.25Marvel1,391
272263Daisy Kutter3$3.99Viper1,377
273299City of Heroes6$2.95Blue King1,370
274301Neotopia Vol. 43$2.99Antarctic1,342
275269Daredevil65$3.99Marvel1,293
276260Hellblazer200$4.50DC1,293
277306Superman Batman10$2.95DC1,265
278279I Feel Sick2$3.95Slave Labor1,202
279400Sonic Quest Death Egg Saga1$1.50Archie1,125
280315Heaven Sent5$2.99Antarctic1,125
281284Dictators Saddam Hussein2$3.95Antarctic1,125
282337JLA106$2.25DC1,104
283406Sonic Quest Death Egg Saga3$1.50Archie1,097
284407Sonic Quest Death Egg Saga2$1.50Archie1,097
285264Vampirella Halloween 2004$4.95Harris1,083
286317I Hunt Monsters7$2.99Antarctic1,069
287319Nightcrawler1$2.99Marvel1,055
288323True Story Swear To God11$2.95Clibs Boy1,013
289324Cocopiazo1$2.95Slave Labor1,013
290273Ap You Can Draw Manga9$4.95Antarctic1,006
291246Idw Poster Book1$6.99IDW957
292328Superman Batman9$2.95DC957
293351Batman Strikes1$2.25DC950
294359Nightwing97$2.25DC922
295283Luftwaffe 1946 Annual2$4.95Antarctic901
296310Rear Entry7$3.95Fantagraphics901
297373X-Men162$2.25Marvel873
298268Frank Millers Robocop7 Dr Love Cvr$5.99Avatar867
299332Defex1 Young Cvr$1.48Devil's Due867
300375Ultimate Nightmare2$2.25Marvel867

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October 2004 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

Graphic novels did relatively better than comics this month.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
112Aliens Vs Predator Thrill of the Hunt $6.95Dark Horse12,180
25Batman Hush Vol. 2$12.95DC10,174
31Marvel 1602 Vol. 1 HC$24.99Marvel8,043
42Superman True Brit HC$24.95DC7,142
56Fables Vol. 4 March of the Wooden Soldiers$17.95DC6,282
623Teen Titans Family Lost$9.95DC6,219
711Supreme Power Vol. 2 Powers & Principalities$14.99Marvel6,212
842Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 7 $7.95Viz5,073
913Essential Tomb of Dracula Vol. 3$16.99Marvel4,920
1035Trigun Maximum Vol. 3 His Life As A $9.95Dark Horse4,787
114Ultimates Vol. 1 HC$29.99Marvel4,724
1220Berserk Vol. 5 $13.95Dark Horse4,689
1336Battle Royale Vol. 9$9.99Tokyopop4,521
1416Essential Monster ofFrankenstein Vol. 1$16.99Marvel4,444
1549Hyde (Res)$7.49IDW4,402
1638Fruits Basket Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop4,347
1715Hellboy Weird Tales Vol. 2 $17.95Dark Horse4,263
1861CSI Miami Blood Money$6.99IDW3,843
1925Hellboy Odder Jobs Illustrated Novel $14.95Dark Horse3,829
2032Punisher Born$13.99Marvel3,529
217Superman Birthright HC$29.95DC3,508
2210Marvel Visionaries Jack Kirby Vol. 1 HC$29.99Marvel3,368
2321Pinup The Illegitimate Art $19.95Dark Horse3,187
2434JSA Vol. 6 Savage Times$14.95DC3,187
2522Jimmy Olsen Adventures By Jack Kirby Vol. 2$19.95DC3,145
2624Starman Grand Guignol$19.95DC3,040
2753Excalibur Vol. 1 Forging The Sword$9.99Marvel2,998
2855Battle Angel Alita Last Order Vol. 4 $9.95Viz2,998
293Intron Depot 4 Bullets $49.95Dark Horse2,991
3044Batman As The Crow Flies$12.95DC2,991
3154DNAngel Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop2,984
3257Madara Vol. 1$9.95DC2,893
3326Challengers of the Unknown Must Die$19.95DC2,865
3459Gravitation Vol. 8$9.99Tokyopop2,795
3531Wolverine Vol. 3 Return of the Native$17.99Marvel2,781
3682Teen Titans Go Vol. 1 Truth Justice Pizza$6.95DC2,760
3746Batman Detective$12.95DC2,746
3860Ai Love You Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop2,739
3987Teen Titans Go Vol. 2 Heroes On Patrol$6.95DC2,662
4043Exiles Vol. 8 Earn Your Wings$14.99Marvel2,641
4114Best of Wolverine Vol. 1 HC$29.99Marvel2,613
4262Land of the Blindfolded Vol. 1$9.95DC2,600
4358Negima Vol. 3$10.95Random House2,593
4433Sandman Mystery Theater Vol. 2 The Face and The Brute$19.95DC2,460
4551Coup Detat$12.95DC2,404
4639Swamp Thing Regenesis$17.95DC2,397
4768Battle Vixens Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop2,369
4840Incredible Hulk Vol. 8 Big Things$17.99Marvel2,320
4927Transformers Gen 1 More Than Meets The Eye Vol. 1$24.95Dreamwave2,243
5089Thor Son of Asgard Vol. 1 Warriors Teen Digest$7.99Marvel2,215
51102My Faith In Frankie$6.95DC2,215
5292Legend ofSleepy Hollow$7.95Image2,208
5367XXXholic Vol. 3$10.95Random House2,180
5474Legal Drug Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop2,166
5528Originals HC$24.95DC2,152
5675Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol. 9$9.99Tokyopop2,117
5750Cable Deadpool Vol. 1 If Looks Could Kill$14.99Marvel2,117
5876Wicked West$9.95Image2,117
598Golden Age Sandman Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC2,089
60111Wonderland$6.95Image2,089
6129Wolverine Weapon X Prose HC$24.95Marvel2,089
629Marvel Masterworks Golden Age Marvel Comics Vol. 1 HC$49.99Marvel2,082
6377From Eroica With Love Vol. 1$9.95DC2,068
6445George Romeros Dawn of the Dead$17.99IDW2,033
6578Initial D Vol. 14$9.99Tokyopop2,033
6647Idw Tales of Terror HC $16.99IDW1,992
6764Adventures of the Fly Vol. 1$12.95Archie1,943
6883Fushigi Yugi Vol. 12 $9.95Viz1,922
6985Hard Time$9.95DC1,915
7084One I Love Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,908
71105Bleach Vol. 3 $7.95Viz1,901
72109Marvel Age Sentinel Vol. 2 No Hero Digest$7.99Marvel1,845
7388Angel Sanctuary Vol. 4 $9.95Viz1,817
7437Fathom Vol. 1$24.95Image1,782
7581Adventures of Little Archie Vol. 1$10.95Archie1,761
7691Priest Vol. 13$9.99Tokyopop1,754
77120Dragonball Z Vol. 17 $7.95Viz1,726
7895Get Backers Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop1,726
7996Walking Dead Days Gone Bye Vol. 1$9.95Image1,719
80122Hikaru No Go Vol. 2 $7.95Viz1,719
8165Bear Vol. 1 Immortal$14.95Slave Labor1,677
8272Mars Patrol Total War $12.95Dark Horse1,677
8398Comic Party Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,663
8456Star Wars Empire Vol. 3 Imperial Perspective $17.95Dark Horse1,614
85100Diablo Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,607
86160Chrono Mechanics$6.95Image1,544
87134Yu Yu Hakusho Vol. 5 $7.95Viz1,544
8852Star Wars Panel To Panel From The Pages ofDh $19.95Dark Horse1,530
89104Cbldf Spx 2004 Anthology$9.95CBLDF1,516
90106Vagabond Vol. 15 $9.95Viz1,509
9170Metabarons Vol. 2 Aghnar & Oda$14.95DC1,502
92108King of Hell Vol. 7$9.99Tokyopop1,481
93136Family Guy Cinemanga Vol. 1$7.99Tokyopop1,481
94113Saikano Vol. 2 $9.95Viz1,419
95114Deus Vitae Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,412
96116Sandman Mystery Theatre Vol. 1 The Tarantula New Ptg$9.95DC1,412
9763Strangers In Paradise Pkt Vol. 2$17.95Abstract1,405
98115Rave Master Vol. 11$9.99Tokyopop1,405
9918Marvel Masterworks Uncanny X-Men Vol. 4 2nd Ed HC$49.99Marvel1,377
100121Hands Off Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,377