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January 2006 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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

January often puts a chill on comics sales, but not in 2006. Sales of comics to retailers in were by low double-digits in every category. Diamond's overall sales of comics, graphic novels, and magazines were up by 10% over the previous January, with dollar sales for both Top 300 comics and Top 100 trade paperbacks up nearly 16%.

DC's Infinite Crisis #4 took the top slot, moving more than 182,500 copies in January. Marvel had two top-ten debuts, with Ultimate X-Men: Extinction #1 moving 82,700 copies and X-Men: The 198 #1 selling 68,800 copies.

Both Marvel and DC placed the same number of titles in the Top 300: 86 each. While fairly high for a month in which the major publishers usually pull back, reorders and titles solicited for earlier months account for part of those totals. For the first time in several months, there were no first-time entries from brand new publishers in the rankings; every publisher making the Top 300 had been there before.

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
11Infinite Crisis4$3.99DC182,571
22All Star Superman2$2.99DC124,285
33New Avengers15$2.50Marvel121,716
48Amazing Spider-Man528$2.50Marvel95,383
56Green Lantern7$2.99DC84,694
67Ultimate Extinction1$2.99Marvel82,693
712Uncanny X-Men468$2.50Marvel79,781
89Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man4$2.99Marvel78,646
910Marvel Knights Spider-Man22$2.99Marvel74,898
1215Ultimate X-Men66$2.50Marvel73,694
135X-Men Deadly Genesis3$3.50Marvel73,376
1417Ultimate Spider-Man89$2.50Marvel71,911
1611X-Men 1981$2.99Marvel68,675
174Day of Vengeance Infinite Crisis Special$3.99DC67,527
1822Teen Titans31$2.50DC65,201
2116Ultimate Fantastic Four X-Men Special$2.99Marvel60,468
2218Green Lantern Corps Recharge4$2.99DC59,932
2321Ghost Rider5$2.99Marvel56,939
2423X-Men End Men & X-Men1$2.99Marvel52,873
2524Son of M2$2.99Marvel52,686
2627Spider-Man Black Cat Evil That Men Do6$2.99Marvel51,520
2820Superman Shazam First Thunder3$3.50DC48,882
2929New Excalibur3$2.99Marvel47,180
3030Transformers Infiltration1$2.99IDW45,453
3141Adventures of Superman648$2.50DC45,272
3231Iron Man5$2.99Marvel45,228
3533Spider-Woman Origin2$2.99Marvel43,669
3634New X-Men22$2.99Marvel42,908
3745JSA Classified7$2.50DC42,840
3846Wonder Woman225$2.50DC42,647
3936Red Sonja4$2.99Dynamic41,842
4037Generation M3$2.99Marvel41,537
4149Action Comics835$2.50DC41,100
4339JLA Classified16$2.99DC39,323
4440Marvel Zombies2$2.99Marvel38,481
4528X-Men 198 Files$3.99Marvel36,523
4644Incredible Hulk91$2.99Marvel35,968
4760Detective Comics815$2.50DC35,556
4947Sentinel Squad One1$2.99Marvel34,976
5353Sgt Rock Prophecy1$2.99DC32,782
5454Legion of Super Heroes13$2.99DC32,719
5555Conan24$2.99Dark Horse31,896
5772Green Arrow58$2.50DC30,979
5858Supreme Power Nighthawk5$2.99Marvel30,817
5938Mythos X-Men$3.99Marvel30,624
6073Birds of Prey90$2.50DC30,449
6159Seven Soldiers Mister Miracle3$2.99DC30,075
6261Seven Soldiers Frankenstein2$2.99DC29,564
6480Batman Gotham Knights73$2.50DC28,996
6563Next Wave1$2.99Marvel28,535
6664She-Hulk 24$2.99Marvel28,204
6765Black Panther12$2.99Marvel27,924
7168Batman & Monster Men3$2.99DC27,126
7371Y The Last Man41$2.99DC25,922
7474Iron Man Inevitable2$2.99Marvel25,373
7576Books of Doom3$2.99Marvel25,149
7778Jonah Hex3$2.99DC24,663
8081Punisher Vs Bullseye3$2.99Marvel23,864
8182Cable Deadpool24$2.99Marvel23,534
8283Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic1$2.99Dark Horse23,478
83102Batman Legends of the Dark Knight199$2.50DC23,453
8457All New Off Handbook Marvel Universe A To Z1$3.99Marvel23,415
8584New Thunderbolts17$2.99Marvel23,409
8885X-Men Colossus Bloodline5$2.99Marvel22,443
8987Star Wars Purge One Shot $2.99Dark Horse22,243
91109Batman Journey Into Knight6$2.50DC21,663
9291Marvel Knights 426$2.99Marvel21,358
9392Captain Atom Armageddon4$2.99DC21,320
9493Ex Machina17$2.99DC21,189
9594Star Wars Republic81$2.99Dark Horse21,021
9697Street Fighter II2$2.95Udon20,709
9795X-Statix Presents Dead Girl1$2.99Marvel20,678
9999Marvel Team-Up16$2.99Marvel19,948
100100Danger Girl Back in Black3$2.99DC19,892
101999Star Wars Republic82$2.99Dark Horse19,593
102999Walking Dead25$2.99Image19,331
103999G.I. Joe Americas Elite7$2.95Devil's Due19,212
104999Astonishing X-Men Saga1$3.99Marvel18,913
105999JLA Classified Cold Steel2$5.99DC18,551
106999Red Sonja Vs Thulsa Doom1$3.50Dynamic18,327
108999Doc Samson1$2.99Marvel18,233
109999Gotham Central39$2.50DC17,772
110999Daughters of the Dragon1$2.99Marvel17,516
111999Desolation Jones5$2.99DC17,155
114999Soulfire Dying of the Light5$2.99Aspen15,795
115999Red Sonja Goes East One Shot$4.99Dynamic15,558
116999Sable & Fortune1$2.99Marvel15,446
117999Wildcats Nemesis5$2.99DC14,978
118999Angel Old Friends2$3.99IDW14,748
119999BPRD Black Flame6$2.99Dark Horse14,735
123999New Mangaverse1$2.99Harris14,398
125999100 Bullets68$2.75DC13,875
126999Spider-Man Unlimited13$2.99Marvel13,775
128999Book of Lost Souls4$2.99Marvel13,451
130999Doc Frankenstein4$3.50Burlyman12,989
133999G. I. Joe Sigma 62$2.95Devil's Due12,110
134999Team Zero2$2.99DC11,991
136999Blood of the Demon11$2.50DC11,879
137999Revelations6$2.99Dark Horse11,642
138999Teen Titans Go27$2.25DC11,605
140999Nick Fury Howling Commandos4$2.99Marvel11,293
143999Simpsons Comics114$2.99Bongo10,888
144999Elfquest Discovery1$3.99DC10,813
146999Amazing Spider-Man527$2.50Marvel10,657
147999Amazing Fantasy17$2.99Marvel10,514
148999Justice League Unlimited17$2.25DC10,196
149999Warren Ellis Black Gas1$3.99Avatar9,884
150999Tarot Witch of the Black Rose36$2.95Broadsword9,853
151999Hard Time Season 22$2.50DC9,622
152999Ultimate Wolverine Vs Hulk1$2.99Marvel9,584
153999Fallen Angel2$3.99IDW9,584
154999Cannon Hawke5$2.99Aspen9,485
155999Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Exile3 Seeley Cvr$4.95Devil's Due9,397
156999Aeon Flux4$2.99Dark Horse9,079
157999Vampirella Revelations2$2.99Harris9,042
158999Amazing Spider-Man526$2.50Marvel8,992
159999Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man3$2.99Marvel8,992
160999Strangers in Paradise79$2.95Abstract8,942
162999Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane2$2.99Marvel8,587
163999Swamp Thing23$2.99DC8,524
164999Marvel Knights Spider-Man21 2nd Ptg Var$2.99Marvel8,437
165999Dragonlance Chronicles6 Kurth Cvr$2.95Devil's Due8,319
166999Robotech Prelude To Shadow Chronicles5$3.50DC8,231
167999Batman Strikes17$2.25DC8,169
169999Justice2 2nd Ptg$3.50DC7,676
170999Escape of the Living Dead3$3.99Avatar7,626
171999X-Men & Power Pack4$2.99Marvel7,527
172999Sonic The Hedgehog158$2.25Archie7,502
173999Savage Dragon122 (Res)$2.99Image7,177
175999Plastic Man20$2.99DC7,040
176999Infinite Crisis3$3.99DC6,915
177999Marvel Spotlight Warren Ellis & Jim Cheung$2.99Marvel6,841
178999George Romeros Land of the Dead5$3.99IDW6,560
179999Purgatori3$2.95Devil's Due6,417
180999Marvel Adventures Spider-Man11$2.50Marvel6,105
181999Usagi Yojimbo90$2.99Dark Horse5,955
182999City of Heroes9$2.99Image5,880
183999Metal Gear Solid Sons of Liberty3$3.99IDW5,656
184999Masters of Horror1$3.99IDW5,469
185999Knights of the Dinner Table110$4.99Kenzer5,363
186999Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four8$2.50Marvel4,833
187999Jon Sable Freelance Bloodline6$3.99IDW4,802
188999Uncle Scrooge350$6.95Gemstone4,764
189999Bart Simpson Comics27$2.99Bongo4,745
190999Shonen Jump38$4.99Viz4,733
192999Haunted Mansion2$2.95Slave Labor4,639
194999X-Men Deadly Genesis2$3.50Marvel4,484
195999Super Bad James Dynomite1$3.99IDW4,452
196999Scooby Doo104$2.25DC4,452
19799913th Son Worse Thing Waiting3$2.99Dark Horse4,440
198999Donald Duck & Friends336$2.95Gemstone4,434
200999Sea of Red8$2.99Image4,378
201999X-Men Deadly Genesis1$3.99Marvel4,197
202999Noble Causes16$3.50Image4,153
203999Iron Ghost5$2.99Image4,072
204999Mickey Mouse & Friends285$2.95Gemstone4,059
205999Powerpuff Girls70$2.25DC3,960
206999Rex Mundi16$2.99Image3,935
207999Walt Disneys Comics & Stories665$6.95Gemstone3,916
209999Infinite Crisis2$3.99DC3,816
210999Blade of the Immortal109$2.99Dark Horse3,735
211999Silent Hill Dead Alive2$3.99IDW3,623
213999Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles25$2.95Mirage3,448
216999Gold Digger71$2.99Antarctic3,311
217999All Star Batman & Robin3$2.99DC3,224
218999Casefiles Sam & Twitch21 (Res)$2.50Image3,218
220999Maze Agency2$3.99IDW3,105
221999Marvel Milestones Bloodstone X-51 & Captain Marvel II$4.99Marvel3,074
222999Tales of themnt18$3.25Mirage2,893
223999Tales of themnt19$3.25Mirage2,881
224999Spider-Woman Origin1$2.99Marvel2,837
225999Season of the Witch3$3.50Image2,719
227999Rising Stars Voices of the Dead6$2.99Image2,656
228999Frank Millers Robocop9$3.99Avatar2,638
229999Looney Tunes134$2.25DC2,600
231999Marlene1$3.95Slave Labor2,519
232999Tick Days of Drama4$3.95New England2,476
233999Polly & Pirates3$2.99Oni2,426
234999Justice1 3rd Ptg$2.99DC2,307
235999Small Gods12$2.99Image2,282
236999New Avengers14$2.50Marvel2,282
237999Nightmares & Fairy Tales15$2.95Slave Labor2,226
238999Nitrogen1 Reg Ed$3.99Arcade2,164
239999Archie & Friends97$2.25Archie2,126
240999Infinite Crisis1$3.99DC2,120
242999Shojo Beat Feb 06 Vol. 22$5.99Viz2,070
245999Runes of Ragnan2$3.50Image2,020
246999Prelude To Infinite Crisis$5.99DC2,002
247999PS23814$2.99Dork Storm1,952
249999Cartoon Network Block Party17$2.25DC1,796
250999Betty & Veronica Double Digest139$3.59Archie1,771
251999Grimm Fairy Tales3$2.99Zenescope1,734
252999Betty & Veronica Spectacular73$2.25Archie1,734
253999Pals N Gals Double Digest100$3.59Archie1,690
254999Bone Rest7$2.99Image1,609
256999Gold Digger Color Remix1$2.99Antarctic1,603
257999Young Avengers Special1$3.99Marvel1,596
258999Archie Double Digest167$3.59Archie1,578
259999Dragonlance Chronicles Walpole Cvr B6$5.95Devil's Due1,571
260999Ag Super Erotic Anthology25$4.99Icarus1,565
262999Ag Super Erotic Anthology26$4.99Icarus1,528
263999Little Gloomys Super Scary Monster Show3$2.95Slave Labor1,522
264999Surrogates4$2.95Top Shelf1,515
265999Superman Batman23$2.99DC1,478
266999Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Exile3 Walpole Cvr$8.95Devil's Due1,472
267999Tales From Riverdale Digest8$2.39Archie1,403
268999Schizo4 (Res)$9.95Fantagraphics1,397
270999Amazing Joy Buzzards Vol. 24$2.99Image1,372
271999Ultimate Fantastic Four26$2.50Marvel1,366
272999Spunky Knight XXX5$3.95Fantagraphics1,366
273999All Star Superman1$2.99DC1,353
274999Marvel Knights Spider-Man20 2nd Ptg Var$2.99Marvel1,322
276999Little Star6$2.99Oni1,297
279999Devils Keeper3$2.99Alias1,247
280999Ultimate Spider-Man88$2.50Marvel1,228
281999Jughead & Friends Digest8$2.39Archie1,222
282999Supreme Power Hyperion3$2.99Marvel1,216
283999A1 Mister Monster Who Watches Garbagemen Sp$6.99Atomeka1,204
284999Generation M2$2.99Marvel1,197
285999Metadocs Type A1$2.99Antarctic1,185
286999Green Lantern Corps Recharge3$2.99DC1,179
288999Street Fighter II2 Power Foil Vriens Cvr$12.50Udon1,160
290999Johnny The Homicidal Maniac6$2.95Slave Labor1,147
291999Oz Manga7$2.99Antarctic1,122
292999Sex Warrior Isane XXX9$3.95Fantagraphics1,066
294999Spider-Man Black Cat Evil That Men Do5$2.99Marvel1,060
295999Ed The Happy Clown4$2.95Drawn & Quarterly1,029
296999G.I. Joe Americas Elite3 2nd Ptg$2.95Devil's Due954
297999Ultimate X-Men Fantastic Four Sp$2.99Marvel954
298999Sins of the Fallen2$2.99Zenescope954
299999Rear Entry11$3.95Fantagraphics929
300999Twilight X War2$2.99Antarctic929


January 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

Led by Dark Horse's Serenity, the Top 100 trade paperbacks and graphic novels reported by Diamond had orders worth $3.54 million at full retail in January. That's up nearly half a million dollars from 2005.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
18Serenity$9.95Dark Horse8,013
22DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore$19.99DC7,470
34Superman Sacrifice$14.99DC6,548
45New Avengers Vol. 1 Breakout$14.99Marvel5,874
53V For Vendetta$19.99DC5,718
613JLA Vol. 18 Crisis of Conscience$12.99DC5,456
717Batman Hush Returns$12.99DC5,107
827Teen Titans Outsiders Insiders$9.99DC5,001
911Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 1$14.99DC4,970
1029Samurai Executioner Vol. 8 $9.95Dark Horse4,814
116Showcase Presents Green Arrow Vol. 1$16.99DC4,777
129Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol. 1$16.99Marvel4,558
1321Ultimate Annuals Vol. 1$13.99Marvel4,390
1412Chronicles of Conan Vol. 9 River Dragons & Others $16.95Dark Horse4,353
1514Essential Avengers Vol. 5$16.99Marvel4,172
1634Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 5 $9.99Viz3,941
1724Berserk Vol. 10 $13.95Dark Horse3,804
1810New Avengers Vol. 2 Sentry Prem HC$19.99Marvel3,741
191Batman Illustrated By Neal Adams Vol. 3 HC$49.99DC3,685
2028Hellblazer Staring at the Wall$14.99DC3,311
2140Inu Yasha Vol. 24 $8.95Viz3,292
2231Masters of the Universe Vol. 1$12.95MV Creations3,261
2323Flash Rogue War$17.99DC3,105
2435Penny Arcade Vol. 1 Attack of the Bacon Robots$12.95Dark Horse2,744
2532Marvel 1602 New World$14.99Marvel2,725
2637X-Men Black Panther$11.99Marvel2,631
2743Oh My Goddess Vol. 22$10.95Dark Horse2,575
2825Star Wars Tales Vol. 6 $19.95Dark Horse2,557
2915Powers Vol. 1 HC$29.99Marvel2,301
3059Mickey Mouse Adventures Vol. 7$7.95Gemstone2,264
3152Batman Ras Al Ghul Year One$9.99DC2,257
3218Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5 HC$29.99Marvel2,195
3341Weapon X Days of Future Now$13.99Marvel2,083
3436Daredevil Vs Punisher$15.99Marvel2,045
3526Avengers Above & Beyond$24.99Marvel2,014
3633Universal Monsters Cavalcade of Horror$19.95Dark Horse1,977
3746Sexy Chix $12.95Dark Horse1,952
3849Warren Ellis Apparat Vol. 1$12.99Avatar1,889
3930Soulfire Vol. 1 HC$24.99Aspen1,846
4087Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 22 $7.95Viz1,709
4145Marvel Knights 4 Vol. 4 Impossible Things Happen Every Day$14.99Marvel1,690
4247Godland Vol. 1 Hello Cosmic$14.99Image1,684
4338Masters of the Universe Vol. 2 $18.95MV Creations1,665
4465Bone Vol. 3 Eyes of the Storm Color Ed Sc $9.99Scholastic1,665
4544Spider-Man Vs Silver Sable Vol. 1$15.99Marvel1,652
467Golden Age Flash Archives Vol. 2 HC$49.99DC1,615
4768Tenjho Tenge Vol. 5 $9.99DC1,615
4870Full Metal Panic Overload Manga Vol. 3$9.99ADV1,603
4955Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire$12.99Image1,559
5051X-Men Kitty Pryde Shadow & Flame$14.99Marvel1,553
5173Teen Titans Vol. 4 Future I/Now$9.99DC1,534
5379Fushigi Yugi Vol. 17 $9.95Viz1,459
5453Fables Vol. 6 Homelands$14.99DC1,384
5585Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.95Image1,378
5616Marvel Masterworks Atlas Tales To Astonish Vol. 1 HC 2nd Ed$49.99Marvel1,366
57115Spider-Girl Vol. 5 Endgame Digest$7.99Marvel1,266
5867Villains United$12.99DC1,247
59100Descendants of Darkness Vol. 9 $9.99Viz1,235
6050Luis Royo Subversive Beauty Reg Ed HC$19.95Heavy Metal1,216
6163Captain Universe Universal Heroes$13.99Marvel1,210
6264Billy The Kids Old Timey Oddities$13.95Dark Horse1,204
6372Shi Ju Nen$12.95Dark Horse1,191
6460Lady Snowblood Vol. 2 Deep Seated Grudge $14.95Dark Horse1,179
6519Marvel Masterworks Atlas Tales To Astonish Vol. 1 HC Var Ed$54.99Marvel1,172
6620Marvel Masterworks Incredible Hulk Vol. 3 HC Var Ed$54.99Marvel1,172
6776New Recruits$12.95Dark Horse1,166
6842Maze Agency Vol. 1$24.99IDW1,166
6922Marvel Masterworks Incredible Hulk Vol. 3 HC 2nd Ed$49.99Marvel1,160
7062Omac Project$14.99DC1,135
7178Y The Last Man Vol. 6 Girl of Girl$12.99DC1,122
72110Video Girl Ai Vol. 14 Lens Story $9.99Viz1,085
7393Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle of therouble Vol. 14$11.99Kenzer1,054
74137Yu Gi Oh Duelist Vol. 12 $7.95Viz1,054
75141One Piece Vol. 9 $7.95Viz1,041
7674G.I. Joe Vol. 8 Rise of the Red Shadows$14.95Devil's Due1,023
7791Rann Thanagar War$12.99DC998
78154Death Note Vol. 3 $7.99Viz985
79120Saikano Vol. 7 $9.95Viz985
80121Transformers G.I. Joe Vol. 1 Pocket Ed$9.95Destination973
8166Meow Baby$16.95Fantagraphics973
8295Batman Hush Vol. 1$12.95DC973
8399Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us$12.95Image954
8480Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 Dangerous$14.99Marvel954
85125Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Vol. 2 $9.99DC948
8681Borgia Blood For Pope HC$14.95Heavy Metal948
87101Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars$12.95Image942
88127Bastard Vol. 10 $9.99Viz935
8984Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Gifted$14.99Marvel923
90104Ultimate Galactus Bk 2 Secret$12.99Marvel898
91131Glass Wings$9.99Tokyopop898
92134Fables Vol. 1 Legends I/Exile$9.99DC885
93106Day of Vengeance$12.99DC885
94108Superman Batman Vol. 2 Supergirl$12.99DC842
95138Land of the Blindfolded Vol. 6 $9.99DC836
9688Ultimates 2 Vol. 1 Gods & Monsters$15.99Marvel829
97111Y The Last Man Vol. 1 Unmanned$12.99DC823
98142Beautiful People$9.99Tokyopop823
9948Crisis of Infinite Earths$29.99DC823
10054Top Cows Best of Michael Turner$24.99Image823