piechart.jpgDiamond Comic Distributors has sent Major Spoilers the rundown of the top 100 trades and graphic novels that shipped in March 2008.

Not surprisingly DC’s Batman Killing Joke Special Edition Hardcover took the number one spot with its new coloring (which I like quite a bit). Manga favorite Naruto came in at the number three position, with Marvel making its first appearance at #6 with Spider-Man One More Day Premiere Hardcover. DC came out on top trade wise goes taking the number one and number two spots on the list and also garnering a third position in the top 5 with DMZ.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS/TRADE PAPERBACKS
QtyRank Index Description Price Ven
1 21.45 BATMAN KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
2 11.71 FABLES 1001 NIGHTS O/SNOWFALL SC (MR) $14.99 DC
3 10.98 NARUTO TP VOL 28 $7.95 VIZ
4 10.91 DMZ TP VOL 04 FRIENDLY FIRE (MR) $12.99 DC
5 10.75 FRUITS BASKET GN VOL 19 (Of 22) $9.99 TKP
6 9.43 SPIDER-MAN PREM HC ONE MORE DAY* $24.99 MAR
7 9.14 STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 02 SHARDS $19.95 DAR
8 8.78 EMPOWERED TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.95 DAR
9 7.91 PUNISHER MAX TP VOL 09 LONG COLD DARK (MR) $15.99 MAR
10 7.75 SPIDER-MAN REIGN TP $14.99 MAR
11 7.6 BERSERK TP VOL 22 (MR) $13.95 DAR
12 7.57 X-MEN VS APOCALYPSE TP VOL 01 TWELVE $29.99 MAR
13 7.47 MIGHTY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 01 ULTRON INITIATIVE $19.99 MAR
14 7.15 AVENGERS INITIATIVE TP VOL 01 BASIC TRAINING $14.99 MAR
15 6.49 ULTIMATE POWER HC $34.99 MAR
16 6.47 CHRONICLES O/CONAN TP VOL 14 $16.95 DAR
17 6.39 NEGIMA GN VOL 17 (MR) $10.95 RAN
18 6.38 CONAN TP VOL 05 ROGUES I/HOUSE $17.95 DAR
19 6.27 WONDER WOMAN WHO IS WONDER WOMAN HC $19.99 DC
20 6.2 BLEACH TP VOL 22 $7.95 VIZ
21 6.14 MOUSE GUARD TP FALL 1152 $17.95 RAN
22 6.1 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ
23 6.06 SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER TP BACK IN BLACK $24.99 MAR
24 6.06 LOBO PORTRAIT O/BASTICH TP $19.99 DC
25 5.86 STAR WARS REBELLION TP VOL 02 AHAKISTA GAMBIT $17.95 DAR
26 5.74 JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 $49.99 DC
27 5.67 SHOWCASE PRESENTS BOOSTER GOLD TP VOL 01 $16.99 DC
28 5.67 WANTED GN (NEW PTG) $19.99 IMA
29 5.58 X-MEN TP DIE BY SWORD $13.99 MAR
30 5.51 NEW AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 07 TRUST $24.99 MAR
31 5.39 IRON MAN PREM HC DEMON I/BOTTLE* $24.99 MAR
32 5.35 SHOWCASE PRESENTS PHANTOM STRANGER TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
33 5.25 GOON FANCY PANTS LTD SGN HC VOL 02 $24.95 DAR
34 4.97 SUPERMAN MAN O/ STEEL TP VOL 06 $19.99 DC
35 4.93 NEW UNIVERSAL TP EVERYTHING WENT WHITE $14.99 MAR
36 4.84 30 DAYS O/NIGHT TP VOL 09 BEYOND BARROW (MR) $17.99 IDW
37 4.73 X-FACTOR TP VOL 04 HEART OF ICE $17.99 MAR
38 4.64 FORGOTTEN REALMS TP VOL 06 HALFLINGS GEM $18.99 DEV
39 4.59 OUTSIDERS FIVE O/KIND TP $14.99 DC
40 4.53 MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 02 MIDNIGHT SUN $14.99 MAR
41 4.52 FIRST BORN TP VOL 01 $14.99 IMA
42 4.5 IRON MAN DOOMQUEST PREM HC* $19.99 MAR
43 4.48 PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL TP VOL 02 GOIN OUT WEST $17.99 MAR
44 4.42 GHOST RIDER TP TRAIL OF TEARS $14.99 MAR
45 4.37 NIGHTWING LOST YEAR TP $14.99 DC
46 4.25 XXXHOLIC GN VOL 11 $10.95 RAN
47 4.2 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
48 4.17 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL HC $24.99 DC
49 4.16 MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA HC VOL 04* $54.99 MAR
50 4.15 GENE SIMMONS HOUSE O/HORRORS #3 $9.99 IDW
51 4.08 MMW ATLAS ERA HC VOL 02 TALES ASTONISH* $59.99 MAR
52 4.08 WANTED HC DIRECTORS CUT ED (MR) $29.99 IMA
53 3.95 EARTH X TP TRILOGY COMPANION $29.99 MAR
54 3.95 ESSENTIAL OFF HB MARVEL UNIV MASTER ED TP VOL 01 $16.99 MAR
55 3.94 SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE TP VOL 06 HOURMAN & PYTHON (MR) $19.99 DC
56 3.93 ROBIN BIG LEAGUES TP $12.99 DC
57 3.89 GHOST RIDER TP VOL 04 REVELATIONS $14.99 MAR
58 3.89 SOULFIRE SC VOL 01 $14.99 ASP
59 3.73 GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 01 SINESTRO CORPS WAR $24.99 DC
60 3.65 TERMINATOR OMNIBUS VOL 02 $24.95 DAR
61 3.44 MPD PSYCHO TP VOL 04 (MR) $10.95 DAR
62 3.41 HARVEY COMICS CLASSICS TP VOL 03 HOT STUFF $19.95 DAR
63 3.39 SPIDER-MAN RED SONJA PREM HC $19.99 MAR
64 3.37 DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES VOL 3 DRAGONS O/SPRING DAWNING TP $18.99 DEV
65 3.24 DC NEW FRONTIER TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
66 3.23 MARVEL FANFARE STRANGE TALES TP $24.99 MAR
67 3.21 WITCHBLADE TP VOL 03 $14.99 IMA
68 3.18 ONE PIECE TP VOL 17 $7.95 VIZ
69 3.13 Y LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED $12.99 DC
70 3.13 STAR TREK YEAR FOUR TP $19.99 IDW
71 3.11 WORMWOOD TP VOL 02 $19.99 IDW
72 2.99 CABLE CLASSIC TP VOL 01 $29.99 MAR
73 2.98 ESSEX COUNTY TP VOL 01 TALES FROM THE FARM (MR) $9.95 TOP
74 2.97 MAGICIAN APPRENTICE PREM HC VOL 2* $19.99 MAR
75 2.97 WELCOME TO NHK GN VOL 06 (Of 8) (MR) $9.99 TKP
76 2.96 DC THE NEW FRONTIER TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
77 2.93 RED PROPHET TALES O/ALVIN MAKER VOL 1 TP $15.99 MAR
78 2.82 SPIDER-MAN FAMILY TP UNTOLD TEAM UPS DIGEST $9.99 MAR
79 2.79 LEGION O/SUPER HEROES I/31ST CENTURY TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
80 2.66 HOW TO MAKE WEBCOMICS TP $12.99 IMA
81 2.65 SAMURAI DEEPER KYO GN VOL 27 (Of 38) (MR) $9.99 TKP
82 2.63 NANA TP VOL 09 (MR) $8.99 VIZ
83 2.57 PRINCESS AT MIDNIGHT GN $5.99 IMA
84 2.57 HIGHWAYMEN TP $17.99 DC
85 2.55 BOYS TP VOL 02 GET SOME (MR) $19.99 DE
86 2.49 Y LAST MAN TP VOL 02 CYCLES (MR) $12.99 DC
87 2.45 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BORN PREM HC $24.99 MAR
88 2.44 FLIGHT EXPLORER TP VOL 01 $10.00 RAN
89 2.41 APOCALYPSE NERD TP $13.95 DAR
90 2.39 MARVEL ILLUSTRATED LAST O/MOHICANS PREM HC $19.99 MAR
91 2.39 CLAYMORE TP VOL 11 $7.99 VIZ
92 2.39 BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER LONG WAY HOME TP $15.95 DAR
93 2.36 HAWKGIRL HATH SET TP $17.99 DC
94 2.32 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
95 2.28 BOYS TP VOL 01 (MR)* $14.99 DE
96 2.26 Y LAST MAN TP VOL 03 ONE SMALL STEP (MR) $12.99 DC
97 2.25 BLACK CAT TP VOL 13 $7.99 VIZ
98 2.25 SHAMAN KING TP VOL 15 $7.95 VIZ
99 2.23 HAZED GN (MR) $14.99 IMA
100 2.2 SAVAGE SWORD O/CONAN TP VOL 02 $17.95 DAR

Realitively Interesting Facts

  • The most expensive book on the list was the $54.99 Marvel Masterworks Captain America Hardcover Volume 4 (#49 on the list)
  • The least expensive title was Princess at Midnight graphic novel from Image Comics, which sold for $5.99
  • The average price of the top 100 trades is $18.23
  • If you purchased everything on the list, you’re out $1823.17

Tomorrow, the Top 50 Manga Titles

via Diamond Comics

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