50 Best Selling Independent Comics and Graphic Novels for April 2011

by Jeff

feb110898 50 Best Selling Independent Comics and Graphic Novels for April 2011The top 50 selling comics and graphic novels from independent publishers for April 2011 per Diamond Distribution, based on total unit sales of products invoiced in April 2011.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics’ monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

QUANTITY RANK OVERALL QUANTITY RANK OVERALL DOLLAR RANK INDEX TITLE PUBLISHER
1 94 71 33.04 BOYS #53 (MR) DE
2 118 91 26.28 DANGER GIRL ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 DE
3 121 116 25.25 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #2 DE
4 124 104 24.46 WARLORD OF MARS #6 DE
5 147 128 18.93 GREEN HORNET #15 DE
6 149 122 18.37 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #4 AVA
7 151 127 18.16 IRREDEEMABLE #24 BOO
8 164 141 16.50 PLANET OF THE APES #1 BOO
9 169 166 15.78 SPONGEBOB COMICS #2 BON
10 180 148 14.59 INCORRUPTIBLE #17 BOO
11 191 167 12.92 DEATH OF ZORRO #2 DE
12 193 202 12.72 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #58 ZEN
13 199 174 12.20 LAST PHANTOM #6 DE
14 200 198 12.14 RASL #10 (MR) CAR
15 201 217 12.08 SIMPSONS COMICS #177 BON
16 206 223 11.73 SONIC UNIVERSE #27 ARC
17 207 222 11.71 CHARISMAGIC #1 CVR A RANDOLPH ASP
18 210 186 11.17 RED SONJA REVENGE O/T GODS #2 DE
19 214 278 10.83 GREEN HORNET AFTERMATH #1 DE
20 215 165 10.81 RED SONJA BREAK THE SKIN ONE SHOT DE
21 218 200 10.51 KEVIN SMITH KATO #9 DE
22 220 189 10.42 DARKWING DUCK #11 BOO
23 221 188 10.39 NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD #4 (MR) AVA
24 228 196 10.09 STAN LEE SOLDIER ZERO #7 BOO
25 229 201 9.83 STAN LEE TRAVELER #6 BOO
26 230 243 9.70 BART SIMPSON COMICS #59 BON
27 231 205 9.58 NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD 2011 ANNUAL (MR) AVA
28 233 212 9.16 STAN LEE STARBORN #5 BOO
29 242 224 8.67 JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES FOOL MOON #1 DE
30 250 233 7.90 ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #9 DE
31 251 236 7.79 GREEN HORNET STRIKES #7 DE
32 254 241 7.47 KATO ORIGINS #8 THE HELLFIRE CLUB DE
33 261 237 7.19 FARSCAPE #18 BOO
34 266 287 6.44 ARCHIE #620 ARC
35 268 251 6.32 CHIP N DALE RESCUE RANGERS #5 BOO
36 269 255 6.21 AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #10 BOO
37 270 253 6.21 UNCLE SCROOGE #402 BOO
38 271 268 6.04 SIXTH GUN #11 ONI
39 272 230 6.02 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #173 KEN
40 273 256 5.99 BOONDOCK SAINTS MOB WAR #1 A CVR BRUNNER 12
41 278 288 5.83 MONSTER HUNTERS SURVIVAL GUIDE #4 A CVR QUALANO ZEN
42 280 273 5.65 DEAN KOONTZ NEVERMORE #1 DE
43 282 271 5.40 28 DAYS LATER #22 BOO
44 288 261 5.20 HATE ANNUAL #9 (MR) FAN
45 290 281 5.13 LIFE WITH ARCHIE MARRIED LIFE #9 MAY JUNE 2011 ARC
46 291 282 5.08 RAISE THE DEAD II #4 DE
47 297 279 4.95 DONALD DUCK #365 BOO
48 302 280 4.82 WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #718 BOO
49 305 269 4.69 SHONEN JUMP MAY 2011 VIZ
50 306 285 4.65 MICKEY MOUSE #307 BOO

QUANTIY RANK OVERALL QUANTITY RANK OVERALL DOLLAR RANK INDEX TITLE PUBLISHER
1 2 3 9.34 BOYS TP VOL 08 HIGHLAND LADDIE DYNAMIC FORCES
2 6 10 4.71 DAN CLOWES MISTER WONDERFUL LOVE STORY TP RANDOM HOUSE
3 26 34 3.31 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 09 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
4 30 62 2.95 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 05 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
5 42 107 2.49 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 04 VIZ LLC
6 46 179 2.45 BLACK DYNAMITE SLAVE ISLAND GN (MR) APE ENTERTAINMENT
7 48 63 2.43 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 02 (MR) HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
8 54 88 2.27 WARCRAFT SHADOW WING GN VOL 02 (OF 2) NEXUS POINT TOKYOPOP
9 60 181 2.09 KUNG FU PANDA 2 MOVIE PREQUEL TP APE ENTERTAINMENT
10 64 74 2.02 DARKWING DUCK TP VOL 02 CRISIS ON INFINITE DARKWINGS BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
11 65 58 2.00 LOVE FROM THE SHADOWS HC FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
12 68 82 1.90 INCREDIBLE CHANGE BOTS TWO GN TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
13 70 104 1.89 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 14 VIZ LLC
14 74 13 1.74 VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES HC VOL 03 DYNAMIC FORCES
15 81 77 1.61 LAST PHANTOM TP VOL 01 DYNAMIC FORCES
16 82 124 1.56 STARCRAFT GHOST ACADEMY GN VOL 03 (OF 3) (MR) TOKYOPOP
17 87 41 1.51 AKIRA KODANSHA ED GN VOL 06 (MR) RANDOM HOUSE
18 88 215 1.51 POKEMON ADVENTURES TP VOL 12 VIZ LLC
19 103 190 1.36 MAN FROM RIVERDALE TP ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
20 106 150 1.35 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 05 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
21 111 101 1.33 TANK GIRL REMASTERED ED TP (NEW PTG) VOL 01 (MR) RANDOM HOUSE
22 112 95 1.32 EMPIRE STATE A LOVE STORY OR NOT GN ABRAMS
23 115 69 1.30 ONWARD TOWARDS OUR NOBLE DEATHS GN (MR) DRAWN & QUARTERLY
24 116 187 1.30 MAID SAMA GN VOL 08 (OF 10) TOKYOPOP
25 122 165 1.26 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE ONI PRESS INC.
26 129 116 1.22 PRIEST PURGATORY GN VOL 01 (MR) TOKYOPOP
27 134 206 1.16 CODE GEASS QUEEN GN VOL 02 (NEW PTG) BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT INC
28 137 257 1.13 JUGHEAD CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT TP ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
29 139 178 1.12 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 12 EYE OPENING ARC PT 2 (MR) HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
30 141 161 1.11 LAST ZOMBIE TP ANTARCTIC PRESS
31 144 219 1.10 CODE GEASS KNIGHT GN VOL 03 BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT INC
32 146 243 1.09 SKIP BEAT TP VOL 23 VIZ LLC
33 147 242 1.08 SAKURA HIME LEGEND OF PRINCESS SAKURA VOL 01 VIZ LLC
34 158 237 1.01 PAVANE FOR DEAD GIRL GN VOL 01 (OF 5) TOKYOPOP
35 165 135 0.97 BULLET TO THE HEAD TP (MR) DYNAMIC FORCES
36 166 245 0.97 AMITY BLAMITY GN BOOK 01 SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS
37 167 134 0.96 SIXTH GUN TP VOL 01 ONI PRESS INC.
38 168 280 0.96 BLUE EXORCIST VOL 01 VIZ LLC
39 171 89 0.95 RED SONJA OMNIBUS VOL 02 DYNAMIC FORCES
40 174 284 0.94 MISTRESS FORTUNE GN VOL 01 VIZ LLC
41 177 99 0.93 VANGUARD FRAZETTA CLASSICS SC VOL 01 JOHNNY COMET VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS
42 179 139 0.92 TECHNOPRIESTS TP VOL 03 PERFECT GAME (MR) HUMANOIDS INC
43 180 493 0.91 SALT WATER TAFFY GN VOL 04 CALDERAS REVENGE ONI PRESS INC.
44 181 268 0.91 MICKEY MOUSE & ORBITING NIGHTMARE TP BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
45 182 157 0.91 TANK GIRL REMASTERED ED GN (NEW PTG) VOL 03 (MR) RANDOM HOUSE
46 184 86 0.90 LEGEND O/T SCARLET BLADES HC HUMANOIDS INC
47 187 102 0.90 VANGUARD FRAZETTA CLASSICS SC VOL 02 WHITE INDIAN VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS
48 189 226 0.88 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 03 (NOTE PRICE) HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
49 190 306 0.88 ULTIMO GN VOL 04 VIZ LLC
50 191 312 0.88 BAKUMAN TP VOL 04 VIZ LLC

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