Diamond’s Top 50 Non-Premier Comics and Graphic Novels for January 2012

by Jeff

oct110967 Diamond's Top 50 Non-Premier Comics and Graphic Novels for January 2012Media Release — Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale of Tarzan, the Lord of the Apes, is retold for a new generation in the visceral adaptation of the first novel by Arvid Nelson and Roberto Castro in Dynamite Entertainment’s Lord of the Jungle #1, the best-selling Non-Premier Comic sold to comics retailers in January. In total, Dynamite Entertainment had a strong month, taking seven of the top ten spots on the best-sellers list.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics (Archie #629, the third chapter of “Archie Meets KISS,” ranked #3), BOOM! Studios (Peanuts #1 from their KaBOOM! imprint ranked #6), and Zenescope Entertainment (Grimm Fairy Tales: Alice in Wonderland #1 ranked #7).

Naruto finds himself between warring factions in Naruto Volume 54 from VIZ Media, the best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novel to comics retailers in January. Overall, VIZ had four of the top ten Non-Premier Graphic Novels for the month.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archaia Studios, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Kodansha Comics, and Yen Press.

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 RETAIL RANK INDEX TITLE PUBLISHER
1 118 134 12.19 ARCHIE #629 (ARCHIE MEETS KISS PT 3 ) ARC
2 151 160 8.67 GFT ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 (MR) ZEN
3 195 206 5.78 MEGA MAN #9 ARC
4 205 207 5.26 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #72 (MR) BRO
5 208 223 5.15 SONIC UNIVERSE #36 ARC
6 211 224 5.09 SIMPSONS COMICS #186 BON
7 216 221 4.74 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #11 (MR) ZEN
8 222 237 4.47 FATHOM BLUE DESCENT #4 ASP
9 233 254 3.98 BART SIMPSON COMICS #67 BON
10 241 230 3.63 RACHEL RISING #4 ABS
11 242 245 3.62 SOULFIRE VOL 3 #6 ASP
12 257 267 3.25 SALEMS DAUGHTER HAUNTING #4 (MR) ZEN
13 258 243 3.20 RACHEL RISING #5 ABS
14 263 242 2.97 THEATER #4 (MR) ZEN
15 265 285 2.91 CHARISMAGIC #4 ASP
16 267 265 2.83 CHARMED #17 ZEN
17 273 283 2.62 DEAD MANS RUN #1 ASP
18 277 272 2.55 SIXTH GUN #18 ONI
19 285 220 2.40 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #182 KEN
20 287 271 2.33 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE BERRY FUN #4 APE
21 289 293 2.29 ATLAS UNIFIED #1 ARD
22 295 303 2.19 LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST #2 BIG
23 297 288 2.15 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16 ARC
24 299 280 2.08 STUFF OF LEGEND JESTERS TALE #4 TH3
25 306 296 1.86 MISADVENTURES OF ADAM WEST #2 (MR) BLU
26 307 250 1.86 TANK GIRL CARIOCA #3 (MR) TIT
27 311 323 1.76 SCOURGE #6 COVER A BATTLE ASP
28 319 302 1.66 MISADVENTURES OF ADAM WEST #3 (MR) BLU
29 322 308 1.55 MISADVENTURES OF ADAM WEST #4 (MR) BLU
30 323 313 1.53 GOLD DIGGER #134 ANT
31 333 430 1.39 WASTELAND #33 (MR) ONI
32 335 315 1.37 KUNG FU PANDA #4 APE
33 336 321 1.33 BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #197 ARC
34 341 334 1.22 ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #225 ARC
35 346 337 1.18 B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #221 ARC
36 348 330 1.14 PHAZER #1 RZG
37 349 341 1.13 ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #12 ARC
38 351 364 1.08 JUGHEAD #211 ARC
39 352 256 1.07 BETTIE PAGE IN DANGER #1 (MR) SHH
40 353 354 1.05 GOLD DIGGER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL #1 ANT
41 360 356 0.92 JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #177 ARC
42 364 375 0.87 LADY MECHANIKA #3 ASP
43 367 353 0.85 LOGANS RUN AFTERMATH #4 BLU
44 373 362 0.75 POLITICAL POWER JON STEWART BLU
45 384 372 0.63 STEVE JOBS CO FOUNDER OF APPLE (ONE SHOT) BLU
46 386 374 0.63 HELLDORADO #2 (MR) APE
47 388 340 0.61 CLINT #13 (MR) TIT
48 397 388 0.54 NINJAS VS ZOMBIES #5 AZU
49 400 392 0.51 CYCLOPS #8 (MR) ARA
50 408 415 0.47 ARCHIE #627 (ARCHIE MEETS KISS PT 1) ARC

QUANTITY RANK OVERALL QUANTITY RANK OVERALL DOLLAR RANK INDEX TITLE PUBLISHER
1 14 42 2.21 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 03 RANDOM HOUSE
2 25 27 1.57 JIM HENSONS DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 01 CREATION MYTHS ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT LLC
3 28 113 1.47 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 17 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
4 44 81 1.24 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 08 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
5 46 67 1.20 HIGH SCHOOL OF DEAD GN VOL 05 (MR) HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
6 68 193 0.92 SMURFS GN VOL 10 RETURN OF SMURFETTE NBM
7 78 123 0.86 POLLY & PIRATES TP VOL 02 ONI PRESS INC.
8 91 76 0.76 ROMEO & JULIET THE WAR GN 1821 COMICS
9 101 119 0.72 HIDEYUKI KIKUCHIS VAMPIRE HUNTER D GN VOL 06 DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION
10 107 43 0.68 HABIBI HC SGN BOOKPLATE ED (MR) RANDOM HOUSE
11 119 39 0.61 WALLY WOOD STRANGE WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION HC VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS
12 121 156 0.60 DURARARA GN VOL 01 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
13 122 158 0.60 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 08 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
14 123 210 0.59 DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 07 TINKER BELL PERFECT FAIRY NBM
15 136 202 0.52 FRAGGLE ROCK CLASSICS TP VOL 01 ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT LLC
16 140 182 0.50 DANCE IN THE VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 11 (MR) ST. MARTINS PRESS
17 144 190 0.48 KANNAGI GN VOL 03 BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT INC
18 146 194 0.47 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE ONI PRESS INC.
19 148 45 0.47 EC ARCHIVES HAUNT OF FEAR HC VOL 01 GC PRESS LLC
20 149 218 0.47 CODE GEASS QUEEN GN VOL 04 (RES) BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT INC
21 150 124 0.47 TANK GIRL BAD WIND RISING HC RANDOM HOUSE
22 153 49 0.45 EC ARCHIVES VAULT OF HORROR HC VOL 02 GC PRESS LLC
23 155 246 0.45 TINTIN YOUNG READER ED GN KING OTTOKARS SCEPTRE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
24 161 111 0.44 WALLY WOOD STRANGE WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION TP VANGUARD PRODUCTIONS
25 167 159 0.42 SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS GN ST. MARTINS PRESS
26 171 146 0.40 LOVE HINA OMNIBUS TP KODANSHA ED VOL 02 RANDOM HOUSE
27 177 15 0.38 BEFORE THE INCAL CLASSIC COLL DLX HC (MR) HUMANOIDS INC
28 179 235 0.38 MONSTER HUNTER ORAGE TP VOL 03 (MR) RANDOM HOUSE
29 186 197 0.36 TWILIGHT MANGA TP VOL 01 HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
30 188 93 0.36 HABIBI GN (MR) RANDOM HOUSE
31 192 256 0.35 MEGA MAN TP VOL 01 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
32 196 224 0.35 STORM FLOWER GN DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION
33 203 169 0.33 NEGIMA OMNIBUS GN VOL 03 (MR) RANDOM HOUSE
34 208 181 0.33 WANDERING SON HC VOL 02 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
35 209 238 0.32 FUBAR II EMPIRE O/T RISING DEAD (MR) ALTERNA COMICS INC
36 216 249 0.31 MR CONVENIENCE GN (MR) DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION
37 220 176 0.31 MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD HC ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT LLC
38 223 274 0.31 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD ONI PRESS INC.
39 227 254 0.30 TYRANT FALLS IN LOVE GN VOL 05 (MR) DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION
40 229 314 0.30 FANTASTIC LIFE GN BIG IF COMICS
41 233 258 0.30 ABOUT LOVE GN DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION
42 238 325 0.29 MONSTER MESS HC NBM
43 239 266 0.29 SECRECY O/T SHIVERING NIGHT GN DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION
44 244 309 0.28 CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 03 RANDOM HOUSE
45 248 209 0.28 THREE P GN (A) 801 MEDIA INC
46 249 276 0.27 PRIVATE TEACHER GN VOL 02 (MR) DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION
47 251 345 0.27 GERONIMO STILTON HC VOL 09 WEIRD BOOK MACHINE NBM
48 257 312 0.26 BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01 OUT BONEVILLE SCHOLASTIC INC.
49 260 269 0.26 FINDER GN VOL 05 TRUTH I/T VIEW FINDER DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION
50 262 296 0.26 ONLY SERIOUS ABOUT YOU GN VOL 02 DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION

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