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

by Jeff

jan121021 Diamond's Top 50 Non-Premier Comics and Graphic Novels for March 2012Media Release — Washington, DC is under siege in Garth Ennis and Russell Braun’s The Boys #64 from Dynamite Entertainment, the best-selling Non-Premier Comic Book to comics retailers in March. In total, Dynamite Entertainment had four of the month’s top ten best-selling Non-Premier Comics Books.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics (Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 #1 at #5), Avatar Press (two titles, led by Crossed: Badlands #1 at #2, BOOM! Studios (two titles, led by Adventure Time #2 at #3), and Zenescope Entertainment (Grimm Fairy Tales: The Jungle Book #1 at #7).

The collected edition of Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker mini-series was March’s best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Abstract Studios, Archie Comics, Avatar Press, Kodansha Comics, Th3rd World Studios, VIZ Media, and Zenescope Entertainment.

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.

QTY RANK OVERALL QTY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEX TITLE VENDOR
1 111 83 12.93 BOYS #64 (MR) DE
2 146 108 9.47 CROSSED BADLANDS #1 (MR) AVA
3 157 113 8.89 ADVENTURE TIME #2 BOO
4 160 127 8.43 CROSSED BADLANDS #2 (MR) AVA
5 161 217 8.39 STAN LEES MIGHTY 7 #1 ARC
6 166 142 8.11 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #11 (MR) DE
7 167 166 8.11 GFT JUNGLE BOOK #1 A CVR CROUCHED GIRL (MR) ZEN
8 168 143 8.09 WARLORD OF MARS #16 (MR) DE
9 169 138 8 PEANUTS #3 BOO
10 178 151 7.39 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #10 (MR) DE
11 181 156 7.23 VAMPIRELLA #15 DE
12 187 154 6.69 ADVENTURE TIME #1 BOO
13 189 168 6.59 RACHEL RISING #6 ABS
14 200 170 6.23 IRREDEEMABLE #35 BOO
15 201 174 6.04 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #15 (MR) AVA
16 204 193 5.87 MOUSE GUARD BLACK AXE #4 ARA
17 205 180 5.75 HELLRAISER #12 (MR) BOO
18 206 215 5.72 GFT ALICE IN WONDERLAND #3 (MR) ZEN
19 209 192 5.66 WARRIORS OF MARS #2 (MR) DE
20 210 195 5.56 GREEN HORNET #23 DE
21 212 188 5.55 STITCHED #3 (MR) AVA
22 213 196 5.52 ARMY OF DARKNESS ONGOING #2 DE
23 214 223 5.52 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #68 (MR) ZEN
24 216 198 5.44 FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #4 DE
25 217 199 5.43 VOLTRON #4 DE
26 219 242 5.4 SONIC UNIVERSE #38 ARC
27 221 201 5.3 VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA #2 DE
28 222 244 5.29 SIMPSONS COMICS #188 BON
29 223 228 5.28 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #70 (MR) ZEN
30 224 230 5.26 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #69 (MR) ZEN
31 225 234 5.24 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #73 (MR) BRO
32 230 203 5.08 THE LONE RANGER #3 DE
33 233 231 4.88 FATHOM VOL 4 #5 ASP
34 235 252 4.85 MEGA MAN #11 ARC
35 236 205 4.83 FERALS #3 (MR) AVA
36 238 255 4.75 FUTURAMA COMICS #60 BON
37 239 211 4.75 DARK SHADOWS #4 DE
38 240 270 4.75 FATHOM KIANI VOL 2 #0 ASP
39 243 216 4.71 KIRBY GENESIS CAPTAIN VICTORY #4 DE
40 244 218 4.67 NINJETTES #2 (MR) DE
41 250 253 4.41 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #14 (MR) ZEN
42 251 222 4.3 EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 BOO
43 252 233 4.26 SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER #1 ONI
44 255 224 4.11 PLANET OF THE APES #12 BOO
45 256 269 4.09 BART SIMPSON COMICS #69 BON
46 261 264 3.88 GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND HOOK #4 ZEN
47 262 236 3.86 STEED AND MRS PEEL #3 BOO
48 263 275 3.85 ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #1 RED
49 264 248 3.84 KIRBY GENESIS SILVER STAR #4 DE
50 273 249 3.63 SUPURBIA #1 BOO
           
QTY RANK OVERALL QTY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEX TITLE VENDOR
1 3 2 4.15 BOYS TP VOL 10 BUTCHER BAKER CANDLESTICKMAKER (MR) DE
2 11 37 2.54 NARUTO TP VOL 55 VIZ
3 17 38 2.09 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 04 RAN
4 26 29 1.74 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 01 SHADOW OF DEATH ABS
5 29 19 1.7 CROSSED TP VOL 03 PSYCHOPATH (MR) AVA
6 52 122 1.16 ONE PIECE TP VOL 61 VIZ
7 59 63 1.09 STUFF OF LEGEND TP VOL 03 TH3
8 70 134 1.05 KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA ARCHIVES TP VOL 02 ARC
9 79 41 0.97 SONIC GENESIS HC ARC
10 86 84 0.9 GFT DREAM EATER SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) ZEN
11 91 208 0.85 SMURFS GN VOL 11 SMURF OLYMPICS NBM
12 98 97 0.82 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS TP VOL 02 (MR) ZEN
13 114 48 0.77 COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 17 1983-1984 FAN
14 119 130 0.75 GRIMM FAIRY TALES SINBAD TP ZEN
15 123 95 0.73 ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP VOL 02 ARC
16 129 138 0.7 SPICE AND WOLF GN VOL 06 (MR) HAC
17 140 131 0.64 BLUE HC (MR) TOP
18 145 165 0.61 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 09 HAC
19 150 113 0.59 GONZO A GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY OF HUNTER S THOMPSON ABR
20 151 254 0.59 CHARLAINE HARRIS GRAVE SIGHT GN VOL 03 (OF 3) DE
21 155 154 0.57 CHI SWEET HOME GN VOL 08 RAN
22 167 92 0.54 CORTO MALTESE TP VOL 01 BALLAD OF THE SALT SEA RAN
23 173 193 0.52 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 18 RAN
24 175 155 0.51 DARK SHADOWS TP VOL 01 DE
25 176 179 0.51 MELANCHOLY OF SUZUMIYA HARUHI CHAN GN VOL 05 HAC
26 178 182 0.51 IS THIS A ZOMBIE VOL 01 (MR) HAC
27 183 199 0.5 AIR GEAR GN VOL 22 (MR) RAN
28 185 314 0.49 RICHIE RICH DIGEST GN VOL 01 BOON UNDER THE BAY APE
29 188 117 0.49 COMPLETE CRUMB TP VOL 01 EARLY YEARS OF BITTER STRUGGLE FAN
30 189 156 0.49 FRIENDS WITH BOYS GN ST.
31 190 244 0.49 RIN-NE GN VOL 08 VIZ
32 191 119 0.49 SINCEREST FORM OF PARODY SATIRICAL COMICS TP FAN
33 192 253 0.48 EARL AND FAIRY VOL 01 VIZ
34 197 66 0.47 GIRL GENIUS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 AGATHA AWAKENS ST.
35 198 256 0.47 BLACK BIRD GN VOL 13 VIZ
36 200 210 0.46 PHOENIX WRIGHT GN VOL 04 RAN
37 203 217 0.46 SHARKNIFE GN VOL 02 SHARKNIFE ZZ ONI
38 204 158 0.45 BRIDES STORY HC GN BOOK 03 HAC
39 217 522 0.43 POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 05 VIZ
40 223 541 0.42 POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 06 VIZ
41 237 249 0.4 NINJA GIRLS GN VOL 09 (MR) RAN
42 239 298 0.39 PSYREN GN VOL 03 VIZ
43 240 305 0.39 KIMI NI TODOKE GN VOL 13 FROM ME TO YOU VIZ
44 258 139 0.37 TEZUKA DORORO COMP TP ED RAN
45 262 336 0.36 DENGEKI DAISY GN VOL 09 VIZ
46 271 285 0.35 MONSTER HUNTER ORAGE TP VOL 04 (MR) RAN
47 273 191 0.34 GUNSLINGER GIRL OMNIBUS TP VOL 04 ST.
48 274 434 0.34 POKEMON MOVIE WHITE VICTINI & ZEKROM GN VIZ
49 275 248 0.34 BUNNY DROP GN VOL 05 HAC
50 278 162 0.33 NANCY IS HAPPY GN COMPLETE DAILIES 1943-1945 FAN

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