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October 2007 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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

Comics sales soared in October, up 27% over the same month the previous year. A major factor in comparisons was the five shipping-week month; the same month in 2006 had four New Comics Days. But that did not expain all of the increase; it was also a very good month. Comics orders did relatively better than graphic novel orders, but both were up.

DC led market share categories for the first time in many months, in part due to landing 107 items in the Top 300 versus Marvel’s 80. Image’s dollar share of the Top 300 comics actually came in sixth; it landed in fifth place in the overall category.

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.
Items marked with asterisks [*] had their reported orders reduced by 10% due to returnability.
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
13New Avengers35$2.99Marvel111,363
21Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man24$3.99Marvel110,289
34Justice League of America14$2.99DC101,656
45Mighty Avengers5$2.99Marvel99,440
56Justice Society of America10$2.99DC99,319
62X-Men Messiah Complex One Shot0$3.99Marvel98,854
77Buffy The Vampire Slayer7$2.99Dark Horse94,045
88Marvel Zombies 21$2.99Marvel92,490
910Uncanny X-Men491$2.99Marvel85,547
1213Green Lantern24$2.99DC78,567
1516Captain America31$2.99Marvel77,050
1920Countdown To Final Crisis26$2.99DC75,434
2022Ultimate Spider-Man115$2.99Marvel74,232
219Punisher War Journal12$3.99Marvel66,478
2226Ultimate X-Men87$2.99Marvel62,962
2329Green Lantern Corps16$2.99DC60,798
2430Tales of Sinestro Corps Cyborg Superman1$2.99DC60,190
2531Wolverine Origins18$2.99Marvel59,987
2632World War Hulk Front Line5$2.99Marvel59,521
2733Green Lantern Corps17$2.99DC59,160
2835Fantastic Four550$2.99Marvel57,846
2921Tales of Sinestro Corps Superman Prime1$3.99DC55,892
3036Teen Titans52$2.99DC55,118
3123Wolverine Annual Deathsong1$3.99Marvel54,983
3237Superman Batman41$2.99DC54,870
3338Ultimate Power8$2.99Marvel54,788
3425Action Comics858$3.50DC54,540
3541Action Comics856$2.99DC53,758
3624Captain America Chosen3$3.99Marvel53,112
3728Green Arrow Black Canary1$3.50DC52,128
3943Action Comics857$2.99DC51,346
4044Detective Comics837$2.99DC51,309
4246New X-Men43$2.99Marvel49,506
4347Brave & Bold7$2.99DC48,642
4448Wonder Woman13$2.99DC48,334
5039Death of New Gods1$3.50DC46,621
5127What If Planet Hulk0$3.99Marvel46,102
5255Ultimate Fantastic Four47$2.99Marvel44,968
5334Moon Knight13$3.99Marvel44,036
5456Iron Man23$2.99Marvel42,563
5557X-Men Emperor Vulcan2$2.99Marvel41,977
5740Daredevil Annual1$3.99Marvel40,775
5863Booster Gold3$2.99DC39,333
5964X-Men Die By Sword1$2.99Marvel38,266
6066Ms. Marvel20$2.99Marvel37,890
6268New Warriors5$2.99Marvel36,898
6369Countdown Search For Ray Palmer Crime Society1$2.99DC36,417
6470Heroes For Hire14$2.99Marvel36,342
6549Anita Blake Vampire Hunter First Death2$3.99Marvel35,997
6658Death of New Gods2$3.50DC35,644
6771She-Hulk 222$2.99Marvel35,531
6873New Avengers Transformers4$2.99Marvel34,907
7075Ghost Rider16$2.99Marvel34,299
7176X-Men Die By Sword2$2.99Marvel34,284
7379Black Panther31$2.99Marvel33,637
7480Black Adam Dark Age3$2.99DC33,344
758152 Aftermath Four Horsemen3$2.99DC32,608
7682Cable Deadpool46$2.99Marvel32,075
7783Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite2$2.99Dark Horse31,143
7860Countdown To Adv3$3.99DC30,985
7984Gotham Underground1$2.99DC30,970
8085Green Arrow Year One6$2.99DC30,910
8161JLA Hitman2$3.99DC30,835
8362Countdown To Mystery2$3.99DC29,633
8487Countdown Lord Havok & Extremists1$2.99DC29,392
8588Superman Confidential7$2.99DC29,197
8689Batman Confidential10$2.99DC28,694
8992Blue Beetle20$2.99DC27,582
9093Trials of Shazam9$2.99DC27,461
9194Supergirl & Legion of Super Heroes35$2.99DC27,341
9297Annihilation Conquest: Quasar4$2.99Marvel27,101
9398Annihilation Conquest: Wraith4$2.99Marvel27,048
9499Star Wars: Dark Times5$2.99Dark Horse26,913
9572Marvel Comics Presents2$3.99Marvel26,545
96100Amazing Spider-Girl13$2.99Marvel26,530
97101Superman Confidential8$2.99DC26,507
98102Birds of Prey111$2.99DC26,372
99103New Excalibur24$2.99Marvel26,334
100105Howard The Duck1$2.99Marvel26,154
101106Spider-Man Red Sonja3$2.99Marvel25,929
10277Robin Annual7$3.99DC25,606
103107Star Wars: Dark Times6$2.99Dark Horse25,095
106110Wonder Girl2$2.99DC24,381
107111Penance Relentless2$2.99Marvel24,321
108112Simon Dark1$2.99DC24,231
109113Infinity Inc2$2.99DC24,133
110114Conan44$2.99Dark Horse23,607
111115Conan45$2.99Dark Horse23,479
112116Crime Bible Five Lessons of Blood1$2.99DC23,329
113118Suicide Squad Raise Flag2$2.99DC22,751
114119Walking Dead43$2.99Image22,713
115120Authority Prime1$2.99DC21,969
116121Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic21$2.99Dark Horse21,856
117123Jungle Girl2$2.99Dynamic21,293
118125Iron Man Enter Mandarin2$2.99Marvel20,759
119126Metamorpho Year One1$2.99DC20,677
120127Metal Men3$2.99DC20,549
122129Red Sonja26$2.99Dynamic19,828
125132Omega Unknown1$2.99Marvel19,302
126133Lone Ranger9$2.99Dynamic19,279
127134First Born2$2.99Image19,212
128135JLA Classified44$2.99DC19,197
129139Uncle Sam and The Freedom Fighters2$2.99DC18,986
13065DC Infinite Halloween Special1$5.99DC18,934
131141JLA Classified45$2.99DC18,798
132142JSA Classified31$2.99DC18,566
133143Metamorpho Year One2$2.99DC18,483
134145Jack of Fables15$2.99DC18,310
135147X-Men First Class Vol. 25$2.99Marvel18,115
138152Jack of Fables16$2.99DC17,724
139117Mythos Fantastic Four0$3.99Marvel17,303
140153Ex Machina31$2.99DC16,755
141154Marvel Spotlight Marvel Zombies0$2.99Marvel16,680
142156Black Summer3$2.99Avatar16,514
14395Countdown Sp Flash 80-Page Giant0$4.99DC16,364
144137Mouse Guard Winter 11522$3.50Archaia16,357
145158All New Atom16$2.99DC15,996
146160BPRD Killing Ground3$2.99Dark Horse15,868
147161Madame Mirage3$2.99Image15,703
148124Transformers Devastation1$3.99IDW15,688
149163Midnighter Armageddon1$2.99DC15,553
150146Sword of Red Sonja Doom of Gods1$3.50Dynamic15,553
151164Gen 1313$2.99DC15,523
153166Lobster Johnson Iron Prometheus2$2.99Dark Horse15,440
154149G.I. Joe Americas Elite28$3.50Devil's Due15,342
155169Captain Carrot & Final Ark1$2.99DC14,764
156171Jonah Hex24$2.99DC14,734
157172Shanna She-Devil Survival of Fittest3$2.99Marvel14,636
158136Transformers Megatron Origin4$3.99IDW14,381
159138All New Official Handbook Marvel Universe A To Z Update4$3.99Marvel14,313
160140Transformers Beast Wars Ascending1$3.99IDW14,208
161144Transformers Devastation2$3.99IDW13,840
163180Avengers Classic5$2.99Marvel13,584
165182New Battlestar Galactica Season Zero2$2.99Dynamic13,479
166150Terror Inc3$3.99Marvel13,351
167184Super Villain Team Up Modoks 114$2.99Marvel13,291
168185Aquaman Sword of Atlantis57$2.99DC12,931
170173Army of Darkness From Ashes3$3.50Dynamic12,435
171174Sword of Red Sonja Doom of Gods2$3.50Dynamic12,375
172187Supernatural Origins6$2.99DC12,337
173157Transformers Beast Wars Ascending2$3.99IDW12,314
174128Savage Tales4$4.99Dynamic11,999
175178G.I. Joe Storm Shadow4$3.50Devil's Due11,789
176130Spider-Man Family5$4.99Marvel11,758
178183G.I. Joe Storm Shadow5$3.50Devil's Due11,503
179168Iron & Maiden3$3.99Aspen11,135
180170Star Trek Year Four3$3.99IDW11,045
181193Vinyl Underground1$2.99DC10,812
182194Umbrella Academy Apocalypse Suite 1 2nd Ptg$2.99Dark Horse10,804
183176Star Trek Year Four4$3.99IDW10,511
184177Doktor Sleepless3$3.99Avatar10,451
185196Stormwatch Phd12$2.99DC10,000
186189Witchblade Shades of Gray3$3.50Dynamic9,955
187198Simpsons Comics135$2.99Bongo9,595
188199Grimm Fairy Tales Return To Wonderland3$2.99Zenescope9,452
189162New Battlestar Galactica Pegasus One Shot0$4.99Dynamic9,339
190188Tank Girl Gifting4$3.99IDW9,129
191246X-Men Messiah Complex One Shot Px Sketch Ed (Net)0$2.00Marvel9,114
192167Civil War Chronicles4$4.99Marvel9,099
193203Kiss 4k4$2.99Image9,009
195205Necromancer Pilot Season1$2.99Image8,798
196206Living With The Dead1$2.99Dark Horse8,663
197241Justice League Unlimited38$2.25DC8,453
198210Welcome To Tranquility11$2.99DC8,430
199191Star Trek Aliens Spotlight Gorn0$3.99IDW8,362
200155Grimm Fairy Tales Annual1$5.99Zenescope8,272
201211Crawl Space XXXombies1$2.99Image8,250
203195Streets of Glory2$3.99Avatar7,987
204249Teen Titans Go48$2.25DC7,919
205214Futurama Comics33$2.99Bongo7,912
206216Velocity Pilot Season1$2.99Image7,836
209219Grimm Fairy Tales17$2.99Zenescope7,686
21219730 Days of Night Red Snow3$3.99IDW7,483
213223Friday The 13th Summer Vacation2$2.99DC7,423
215226Bart Simpson Comics38$2.99Bongo7,243
216122Jellyfist0$8.95Slave Labor7,220
217227American Virgin20$2.99DC7,220
218228Special Forces1$2.99Image7,130
219231Deadlander1$2.99Dark Horse7,033
220232Army @ Love8$2.99DC7,002
221261Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century7$2.25DC7,002
222200Witchblade Takeru Manga9$3.99Image7,002
223201Spike Shadow Puppets4$3.99IDW6,972
224263Sonic The Hedgehog181$2.25Archie6,905
225202Transformers Best of U.K. Dinobots2$3.99IDW6,875
226159Transformers Beast Wars Sourcebook1$6.99IDW6,815
227267Batman Strikes38$2.25DC6,657
228237Savage Dragon133$2.99Image6,619
229208Captain America Chosen1$3.99Marvel6,477
230240Marvel Adventures Avengers17$2.99Marvel6,416
231209Warhammer 40k Blood & Thunder1$3.99Boom6,401
232243Marvel Adventures Spider-Man32$2.99Marvel6,349
234229Hack Slash Ser5$3.50Devil's Due6,086
235248Fear Agent Last Goodbye4$2.99Dark Horse6,026
236192Forgotten Realms Halflings Gem Seeley Cvr A2$5.50Devil's Due6,018
237175Transformers Beast Wars Sourcebook2$6.99IDW6,011
238215Gene Simmons Dominatrix2$3.99IDW5,928
240234Dragonlance Chronicles Vol. 3 Gopez Cvr A4$3.50Devil's Due5,883
242235Justice League of America12$3.50DC5,755
243252Crossing Midnight12$2.99DC5,748
244254Criminal Macabre My Demon Baby2$2.99Dark Horse5,710
245255Dynamo 58$2.99Image5,703
246257Tales of Fear Agent 12 Steps in One0$2.99Dark Horse5,650
247258Marvel Adventures Hulk4$2.99Marvel5,582
252207Shonen Jump Nov 0759$4.99Viz5,184
253264Magician Apprentice10$2.99Marvel5,184
254265Fantastic Four and Power Pack4$2.99Marvel5,147
255266Marvel Adventures Iron Man6$2.99Marvel5,124
256289Sonic X25$2.25Archie5,034
258270Warhammer Forge of War4$2.99Boom4,906
259253Suburban Glamour1$3.50Image4,891
260239Gene Simmons Dominatrix3$3.99IDW4,869
261271Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four29$2.99Marvel4,846
263242Marvel Zombies Book Angels Demons & Monstrosities0$3.99Marvel4,763
264244Green Arrow Black Canary Wedding Sp1$3.99DC4,666
265245Fall of Cthulhu7$3.99Boom4,598
266260Bomb Queen IV2$3.50Image4,598
268247Amazing Spider-Man544$3.99Marvel4,568
269276Marvel Illustrated Treasure Island5$2.99Marvel4,538
270277Justice League of America13$2.99DC4,531
271221Knights of Dinner Table131$4.99Kenzer4,531
272279Nicolas Cages Voodoo Child4$2.99Virgin4,478
273312Scooby Doo125$2.25DC4,403
274256Halo Uprising1$3.99Marvel4,253
275280John Woos Seven Brothers Series 22$2.99Virgin4,223
276282Marvel Illustrated Man In The Iron Mask4$2.99Marvel4,155
277272Booster Gold 2nd Ptg1$3.50DC4,117
278273Ray Harryhausen Presents Sinbad Rogue of Mars1$3.50Bluewater4,102
279284Rex Mundi8$2.99Dark Horse4,012
280288Biff Bam Pow1$2.95Slave Labor3,914
281238Shonen Jump Dec 0760$4.99Viz3,907
283268Bloodrayne Red Blood Run2$3.99Digital Webbing3,727
284299Atomic Robo1$2.95Red 53,689
28529730 Days of Night 1 5th Ann. Ed.$2.99IDW3,682
286283Drafted2$3.50Devil's Due3,486
287303Killing Girl3$2.99Image3,479
288306Tales of Sinestro Corps Parallax1$2.99DC3,381
289309Buffy The Vampire Slayer6$2.99Dark Horse3,351
291315Blade of the Immortal130$2.99Dark Horse3,223
294319The Ninety-Nine1$2.99Teshkeel3,111
296300Paul Jenkins Super Summer Sidekick Spectacular2$3.50Image3,088
297321Green Lantern23$2.99DC3,080
298322Ramayan 3392 A.D. Reloaded2$2.99Virgin3,050
299302Ride Halloween Special One Shot0$3.50Image3,035
300360Kong King of Skull Island0$1.99Markosia3,028


October 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 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 novel orders were up 6%, when looking at just the Top 100.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
14Buffy The Vampire Slayer Long Way Home$15.95Dark Horse8,753
22Justice Vol. 3 HC$19.99DC8,618
350Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures Vol. 9$6.95Dark Horse6,199
48Fallen Son Death of Captain America Prem HC$19.99Marvel5,620
519Jack of Fables Vol. 2 Jack of Hearts$14.99DC5,515
653Naruto Vol. 20 $7.95Viz5,169
754Naruto Vol. 21$7.95Viz5,102
812Serenity HC Those Left Behind$19.95Dark Horse5,079
913Powers Vol. 10 Cosmic$19.95Marvel4,959
101630 Days of Night Movie Ptg$17.99IDW4,846
111Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 HC$99.00DC4,425
1266Bleach Vol. 21$7.95Viz4,365
1325Empowered Vol. 2$14.95Dark Horse4,343
1410Annihilation Book 1$24.99Marvel4,313
152152 Companion$19.99DC3,884
1614Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Omnibus Vol. 1$24.95Dark Horse3,794
179Shazam Monster Society of Evil Deluxe HC$29.99DC3,719
1833Immortal Iron Fist Vol. 1$14.99Marvel3,712
1922Marvel Zombies Covers HC$19.99Marvel3,704
2015Annihilation Book 2$24.99Marvel3,682
216Spider-Man Back in Black HC$34.99Marvel3,636
2256Oh My Goddess Vol. 27$10.95Dark Horse3,621
2336Batman Chronicles Vol. 4$14.99DC3,569
2487Naruto Vol. 19$7.95Viz3,554
2517Spirit Vol. 1 HC$24.99DC3,411
2641Exterminators Vol. 3 Lies of Our Fathers$14.99DC3,336
2720Star Wars 30th Anniv Coll Vol. 9 HC Boba Fett Death Lies$24.95Dark Horse3,313
2832Chronicles of Conan Vol. 13 Whispering Shadows$16.95Dark Horse3,298
2943Superman Bottle City of Kandor$14.99DC3,291
3034Showcase Presents Teen Titans Vol. 2$16.99DC3,261
3175Yotsuba Manga Vol. 5$9.99ADV3,201
3227Garth Ennis Chronicles of Wormwood$19.99Avatar3,028
3340Essential Moon Knight Vol. 2$16.99Marvel3,028
3472Spider-Man Fantastic Four Silver Rage$10.99Marvel2,975
3537Ghost in the Shell 1.5 Human Error Processor$17.95Dark Horse2,968
3648Boys Vol. 1$14.99Dynamic2,930
3724Bettie Page Rules$22.95Dark Horse2,900
3823Aliens Vs Predator Omnibus Vol. 2$24.95Dark Horse2,900
3930Question Zen & Violence Vol. 1$19.99DC2,855
4031Wolverine Evolution Prem HC$19.99Marvel2,795
4192Army @ Love Vol. 1 Hot Zone Club$9.99DC2,705
4251Grimm Fairy Tales Vol. 2$15.99Zenescope2,667
4357Conan & Midnight God $14.95Dark Horse2,630
4438She-Hulk Vol. 5 Planet Without A Hulk$19.99Marvel2,615
453Marvel Masterworks Nick Fury Vol. 1 HC$54.99Marvel2,585
4649Essential Werewolf By Night Vol. 2$16.99Marvel2,562
4770Flash Wonderland$12.99DC2,555
4896Dynamo 5 Vol. 1 Post Nuclear Family$9.99Image2,547
4942Justice League Elite Vol. 2$19.99DC2,487
5076Walking Dead Vol. 7 Calm Before$12.99Image2,464
515Marvel Masterworks Avengers Vol. 7 HC$54.99Marvel2,434
5264X-Factor Vol. 3 Many Lives of Madrox$14.99Marvel2,412
5365Nightwing Love & War$14.99DC2,352
5574Black Panther Four Hard Way$13.99Marvel2,314
564652 Covers HC$19.99DC2,299
5729Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 4 Spider-Man HC$24.99Marvel2,292
58104Return To Labyrinth Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop2,201
5971Helmet of Fate$14.99DC2,186
6035Civil War$24.99Marvel2,186
617Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Strange Tales Vol. 1 HC$54.99Marvel2,186
6261Mystery in Space Vol. 1$17.99DC2,134
63102XXXholic Vol. 10$10.95Random House2,104
6478Appleseed Hypernotes$14.95Dark Horse2,044
6555Shortcomings HC$19.95Drawn & Quarterly2,029
66109Ai Yori Aoshi Vol. 17$9.99Tokyopop2,014
67156Sonic Hedgehog Archives Vol. 6$7.49Archie1,991
68125Inu Yasha Vol. 31$8.95Viz1,991
69112Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.99Image1,961
705852 Vol. 3$19.99DC1,953
7159Harvey Comics Classics Vol. 2 Richie Rich$19.95Dark Horse1,953
7288Samurai Heaven & Earth Vol. 2$14.95Dark Horse1,863
7363Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Guilty Pleasures Vol. 1 HC$19.99Marvel1,856
7493Perry Bible Fellowship Trial of Colonel Sweeto HC$14.95Dark Horse1,811
7586Magician Apprentice Vol. 1$15.99Marvel1,781
7677Capes Vol. 1 Punching Clock$17.99Image1,766
77116Tsubasa Vol. 15$10.95Random House1,743
78130Star Wars Episode II: Attack of Clones Photo Comic$9.95Dark Horse1,706
7968Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 3 Hulk HC$19.99Marvel1,706
8069Marvel Zombies HC$19.99Marvel1,706
81170Gear School$7.95Dark Horse1,691
8211JSA All Star Archives Vol. 1 HC$59.99DC1,691
83106Street Fighter II Manga Vol. 1$12.95Udon1,691
8497Warhammer 40k Vol. 1 Damnation Crusade$14.99Boom1,683
8518E.C. Archives Vault of Horror Vol. 1 HC$49.95Gemstone1,675
8690Showcase Presents Worlds Finest Vol. 1$16.99DC1,630
87175Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Vol. 4 Digest$7.99Marvel1,623
88177Tales From Crypt Vol. 1 Ghouls Gone Wild$7.95NBM1,623
8944Spawn Armageddon Comp Coll$29.95Image1,600
9080Lloyd Kaufman Presents Toxic Avenger & Tromatic Tales$18.99Devil's Due1,585
91100Wetworks Vol. 1$14.99DC1,578
921113 Minute Sketchbook$12.99Upper Deck1,518
937930 Days of Night Dark Days$19.99IDW1,510
9481Adventures of Red Sonja Vol. 3$19.99Dynamic1,503
95113Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life$12.99Image1,503
96169Vampire Knight Vol. 3$8.99Viz1,503
9782Creeper Welcome To Creepville$19.99DC1,488
98115I Killed Adolf Hitler$12.95Fantagraphics1,488
99138Little Lulu Vol. 17 Valentine$10.95Dark Horse1,480
10028Avengers Assemble Vol. 5 HC$39.99Marvel1,480