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Top 300 Comics--September 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 09/01/2002 12:00am

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in September, see 'Ultimate September.'

For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see 'Comic Growth Rate Slows in Q3.'

For the top 50 graphic novels in September, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels--September 2002.'

 

 

QtyRank

Guide

Description

Price

Pub

Est.Qty

1

274.14

TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE #6

$2.95

DRE

119,533

2

238.51

ULTIMATES #8 (RES)

$2.25

MAR

103,998

3

227.05

NEW X-MEN #132

$2.25

MAR

99,001

4

226.63

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #45

$2.25

MAR

98,817

5

217.3

SPIDER-MAN BLACK CAT EVIL THAT MEN DO #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

94,749

6

215.82

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #26

$2.25

MAR

94,104

7

215.71

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #27

$2.25

MAR

94,056

8

211.45

ULTIMATE X-MEN #22

$2.25

MAR

92,199

9

206.28

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #3

$2.95

DRE

89,944

10

195.54

UNCANNY X-MEN #412

$2.25

MAR

85,261

11

195.01

UNCANNY X-MEN #413

$2.25

MAR

85,030

12

176.38

THUNDERCATS #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

76,907

13

159.4

WOLVERINE #181

$2.25

MAR

69,503

14

150.7

SPIDER-MAN BLUE #5 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

65,710

15

147.3

X-TREME X-MEN #18

$2.99

MAR

64,227

16

144.51

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6

$2.99

MAR

63,011

17

142.14

GI JOE #10

$2.95

IMA

61,977

18

139.39

JLA #72

$2.25

DC

60,778

19

139.31

BATTLE O/T PLANETS #3

$2.99

IMA

60,743

20

139

JLA #71

$2.25

DC

60,608

21

134.59

WEAPON X #1

$2.25

MAR

58,685

22

129.95

SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #48

$2.25

MAR

56,662

23

129.91

GREEN ARROW #17

$2.50

DC

56,645

24

126.23

FANTASTIC FOUR #61

$2.25

MAR

55,040

25

125.6

AVENGERS #58

$2.25

MAR

54,765

26

122.12

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1*

$2.25

MAR

53,248

27

119.32

DAREDEVIL #37

$2.99

MAR

52,027

28

116.97

INCREDIBLE HULK #45

$2.25

MAR

51,002

29

109.81

PUNISHER #17

$2.99

MAR

47,880

30

109.6

PUNISHER #16

$2.99

MAR

47,789

31

108.42

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL II #3 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

47,274

32

100

BATMAN #607

$2.25

DC

43,603

33

98.11

JSA #40

$2.50

DC

42,779

34

95.49

DETECTIVE COMICS #774

$2.75

DC

41,637

35

94.5

WOLVERINE NETSUKE #1 (Of 4)

$3.99

MAR

41,205

36

92.83

SPAWN #126

$2.50

IMA

40,477

37

90.86

X-STATIX #3

$2.25

MAR

39,618

38

89.06

EXILES #17

$2.25

MAR

38,833

39

88.5

X-MEN UNLIMITED #38

$2.25

MAR

38,589

40

88.35

GREEN LANTERN #154

$2.25

DC

38,523

41

86.44

THOR #54

$2.25

MAR

37,690

42

85.31

SUPERMAN #186

$2.25

DC

37,198

43

82.87

IRON MAN #59

$2.25

MAR

36,134

44

82.5

PLANETARY/JLA TERRA OCCULTA

$5.95

DC

35,972

45

81.6

HAWKMAN #7

$2.50

DC

35,580

46

80.66

ULTIMATE ADVENTURES #1

$2.25

MAR

35,170

47

80.53

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #33

$2.75

DC

35,113

48

78.89

BATGIRL #32

$2.50

DC

34,398

49

77.93

SHANG CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

33,980

50

77.68

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #608

$2.25

DC

33,871

51

77.14

ACTION COMICS #795

$2.25

DC

33,635

52

74.77

SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #130

$2.25

DC

32,602

53

73.58

NIGHTWING #73

$2.25

DC

32,083

54

71.53

PARADISE X DEVILS

$4.50

MAR

31,189

55

71.4

AGENT X #3

$2.25

MAR

31,133

56

70.46

GEN 13 #1

$2.95

DC

30,723

57

67.83

ELEKTRA #14

$2.99

MAR

29,576

58

67.48

FLASH #190

$2.25

DC

29,423

59

67.35

SOLDIER X #3

$2.25

MAR

29,367

60

66.46

ALIAS #14 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

28,979

61

65.39

CALL OF DUTY BROTHERHOOD #4 (Of 6)

$2.25

MAR

28,512

62

64.36

BIRDS OF PREY #47

$2.50

DC

28,063

63

63.98

THUNDERBOLTS #71

$2.25

MAR

27,897

64

63.95

THUNDERBOLTS #72

$2.25

MAR

27,884

65

63.87

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #159

$2.50

DC

27,849

66

63.6

STAR WARS EMPIRE #1

$2.99

DAR

27,732

67

63.57

SMALLVILLE THE COMIC

$3.95

DC

27,718

68

63.07

POWERS #25 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

27,500

69

62.81

CATWOMAN #11

$2.50

DC

27,387

70

62.64

SPIDER-MAN GET KRAVEN #4 (Of 7)

$2.25

MAR

27,313

71

61.16

CALL OF DUTY PRECINCT #3 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

26,668

72

60.57

SABRETOOTH MARY SHELLEY OVERDRIVE #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

26,410

73

60.29

CALL OF DUTY WAGON #2 (Of 4)

$2.25

MAR

26,288

74

60.16

STAR WARS INFINITIES ESB #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

26,232

75

59.62

ROBIN #106

$2.25

DC

25,996

76

59.42

SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #18

$2.99

MAR

25,909

77

59.35

X-MEN ICONS CHAMBER #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

25,878

78

59.06

FILTH #4 (Of 13) (MR)

$2.95

DC

25,752

79

58.37

MARVILLE FOIL CVR #1*

$3.99

MAR

25,451

80

58.34

TOMB RAIDER #24

$2.99

IMA

25,438

81

58.15

LEGION #12

$2.50

DC

25,355

82

57.18

SPIDER-GIRL #51

$2.25

MAR

24,932

83

57.18

WITCHBLADE #59

$2.50

IMA

24,932

84

56.9

KISS #3 (Of 3)*

$2.99

DAR

24,810

85

56.47

MARVILLE #1

$2.25

MAR

24,623

86

55.58

WONDER WOMAN #185

$2.25

DC

24,235

87

55.06

SOJOURN #15

$2.95

CRO

24,008

88

54.77

AVENGERS ICONS VISION #2

$2.99

MAR

23,881

89

53.87

YOUNG JUSTICE #49

$2.75

DC

23,489

90

50.86

TITANS #45

$2.75

DC

22,176

91

50.74

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #2 (MR)

$2.95

DC

22,124

92

50.14

SUPERMAN ALIENS II GODWAR #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

21,863

93

50.08

STAR WARS TALES #13*

$5.99

DAR

21,836

94

48.22

MARVEL MANGAVERSE #6

$2.25

MAR

21,025

95

47.84

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #46 (1 Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

20,860

96

47.26

THING FREAKSHOW #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

20,607

97

47.25

RUSE #11

$2.95

CRO

20,602

98

47.18

TOM STRONG #18

$2.95

DC

20,572

99

45.82

GOTHAM GIRLS #2 (Of 5)

$2.25

DC

19,979

100

45.09

HARLEY QUINN #24

$2.50

DC

19,661

101

44.67

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

19,477

102

44.65

JLA DESTINY #4 (Of 4)

$5.95

DC

19,469

103

44.39

FABLES #5 (MR)

$2.50

DC

19,355

104

43.98

CATWOMAN SECRET FILES #1

$4.95

DC

19,177

105

43.96

WAY O/T RAT #5

$2.95

CRO

19,168

106

43.64

BLACK PANTHER #49

$2.50

MAR

19,028

107

43.38

SUPERGIRL #74

$2.50

DC

18,915

108

43.36

PATH #6

$2.95

CRO

18,906

109

42.59

APACHE SKIES #3 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

18,571

110

42.56

HELLBLAZER #177 (MR)

$2.75

DC

18,557

111

42.17

ARKANIUM #1

$2.95

DRE

18,387

112

41.69

LADY DEATH/CROW #1

$2.99

CHA

18,178

113

41.61

GREEN LANTERN EVILS MIGHT #2 (Of 3)

$5.95

DC

18,143

114

41.58

WARLANDS AGE OF ICE #9

$2.95

DRE

18,130

115

41.18

B-SIDES #1 (Of 3)

$3.50

MAR

17,956

116

40.99

21 DOWN #1

$2.95

DC

17,873

117

40.93

HOOD #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

17,847

118

40.68

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #60 (MR)

$2.50

DC

17,738

119

39.17

LIMBO CITY #1

$2.95

DRE

17,079

120

38.9

100 BULLETS #39 (MR)

$2.50

DC

16,962

121

38.23

ELEKTRA GLIMPSE & ECHO #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

16,669

122

37.45

JLA/HAVEN ANATHEMA

$5.95

DC

16,329

123

37.45

SPECTRE #21

$2.75

DC

16,329

124

36.94

BONE #50

$2.95

CAR

16,107

125

36.76

BTVS #49 HELLMOUTH TO MOUTH (3 Of 4)*

$2.99

DAR

16,028

126

36.54

SCION #28

$2.95

CRO

15,933

127

36.38

BEAUTIFUL KILLER #2 (Of 3)

$2.99

BLA

15,863

128

36.14

POWER COMPANY #8

$2.75

DC

15,758

129

36.09

DOOM PATROL #12

$2.50

DC

15,736

130

35.85

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #11

$2.25

DC

15,632

131

34.88

BTVS WILLOW & TARA WILDERNESS #2 (Of 2)*

$2.99

DAR

15,209

132

34.84

BLACK SUN #1 (RES) (MR)

$2.95

DC

15,191

133

34.61

ROUTE 666 #4

$2.95

CRO

15,091

134

34.5

SHIDIMA #7

$2.95

DRE

15,043

135

34.4

RESISTANCE #1

$2.95

DC

14,999

136

34.24

HIGH ROADS #6 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

14,930

137

33.38

AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #94

$2.95

DC

14,555

138

33.29

SIMPSONS COMICS #74

$2.50

BON

14,515

139

33.27

BART SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #8

$3.50

BON

14,507

140

33.18

FATE O/T BLADE #2 (MR)

$2.95

DRE

14,467

141

32.62

LUCIFER #30 (MR)

$2.50

DC

14,223

142

31.64

VIOLENT MESSIAHS LAMENTING PAIN #1 (Of 4)*

$2.95

IMA

13,796

143

31.39

CRUX #18

$2.95

CRO

13,687

144

31.04

NEGATION #10

$2.95

CRO

13,534

145

30.84

MYSTIC #28

$2.95

CRO

13,447

146

30.62

FIGHT FOR TOMORROW #1 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.50

DC

13,351

147

30.52

Y THE LAST MAN #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

13,308

148

30.24

SIGIL #28

$2.95

CRO

13,186

149

29.9

GRENDEL RED WHITE & BLACK #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$4.99

DAR

13,037

150

29.9

FIRST #23

$2.95

CRO

13,037

151

29.86

HELLSPAWN #17

$2.50

IMA

13,020

152

29.79

MERIDIAN #27

$2.95

CRO

12,989

153

28.9

HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #15 (MR)

$2.75

DC

12,601

154

28.76

LADY DEATH MOURNING #2

$2.99

CHA

12,540

155

28.44

POINT BLANK #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

12,401

156

28.32

STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #53

$2.95

ABS

12,348

157

28.25

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #54

$2.25

DC

12,318

158

27.99

SAVAGE DRAGON #103

$2.95

IMA

12,204

159

27.56

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

12,017

160

27.52

CODENAME KNOCKOUT #17 (MR)

$2.75

DC

12,000

161

27.43

LADY DEATH DARK ALLIANCE #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

CHA

11,960

162

24.34

VAMPIRELLA #13 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

10,613

163

24.32

VAMPI #23 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

10,604

164

23.43

AMERICAN CENTURY #19 (MR)

$2.75

DC

10,216

165

22.44

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #16

$2.95

BRO

9,785

166

22.36

MUTANT EARTH #3*

$2.95

IMA

9,750

167

22.01

LAB RATS #6

$2.50

DC

9,597

168

21.93

ESTABLISHMENT #13

$2.50

DC

9,562

169

21.81

POWERPUFF GIRLS #30

$2.25

DC

9,510

170

21.57

MIDNIGHT MASS #6 (Of 8) (MR)

$2.50

DC

9,405

171

20.47

STUPID COMICS #1

$2.95

IMA

8,926

172

19.39

PARADIGM #1

$3.50

IMA

8,455

173

19.21

100% #4 (Of 5) (MR)

$5.95

DC

8,376

174

18.41

FUSED #4

$2.95

IMA

8,027

175

18.41

VERTIGO POP TOKYO #3 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

DC

8,027

176

18.3

GUARDIAN ANGEL #3

$2.95

IMA

7,979

177

18

OH MY GODDESS PART XII #3 LEARNING TO LOVE (Of 3)

$3.50

DAR

7,849

178

18

CRUSADES #19 (MR)

$2.95

DC

7,849

179

17.68

BIG DADDY DANGER #2 (Of 9)

$2.95

DC

7,709

180

17.27

SAVAGE DRAGON COMPANION

$2.95

IMA

7,530

181

16.97

QUEEN & COUNTRY #12 (MR)

$2.95

ONI

7,399

182

16.74

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #71

$3.99

KZR

7,299

183

15.7

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #72 BEASTS (7 Of 7) (MR)

$2.99

DAR

6,846

184

15.64

STRAY BULLETS #28 (MR)

$3.50

EL

6,820

185

15.38

SUPERPATRIOT AMERICAS FIGHTING FORCE #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

6,706

186

15.2

SCOOBY-DOO #64

$2.25

DC

6,628

187

15.02

CEREBUS #282

$2.25

AAR

6,549

188

14.88

DRAGONBALL Z PART 5 #9 (Of 12)

$2.95

VIZ

6,488

189

14.2

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER PART 1 #1

$2.95

VIZ

6,192

190

13.65

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #115

$1.99

ARC

5,952

191

13.05

SUPERMANGA BLAST #25 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

5,690

192

12.78

STATIC X VOL 2 #1

$5.99

CHA

5,572

193

12.64

DRAGONBALL PART 5 #4 (Of 7)

$2.95

VIZ

5,511

194

12.28

CANNON EXAXXION STAGE TWO PART 1 #9 (MR) (Note Price)

$3.99

DAR

5,354

195

11.73

RANMA 1/2 PART 11 #7 (Of 11)

$2.95

VIZ

5,115

196

11.48

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS BLACK & WHITE #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

KZR

5,006

197

10.99

10TH MUSE #2*

$3.50

AVA

4,792

198

10.7

KEN LASHLEYS LEGENDS #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

DJE

4,666

199

9.18

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #32

$2.99

TKP

4,003

200

9.1

ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO PART 1 #5 (Of 5)

$2.95

VIZ

3,968

201

8.85

AMERICAN SPLENDOR UNSUNG HERO #2 (Of 3)

$3.99

DAR

3,859

202

8.83

ENNIS & MCCREAS DICKS 2 #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$3.50

AVA

3,850

203

8.62

FORT PROPHET O/T UNEXPLAINED #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

3,759

204

8.39

GOLD DIGGER ANNUAL 2002

$3.95

ANT

3,658

205

8.07

INU YASHA PART 7 #2 (Of 8)

$2.95

VIZ

3,519

206

8.02

LOONEY TUNES #94

$2.25

DC

3,497

207

7.84

TUROK EVOLUTION

$2.50

ACC

3,418

208

7.8

ARCHIE #528

$1.99

ARC

3,401

209

7.77

TIM VIGILS WEBWITCH #2 (Of 3)* (MR)

$3.50

AVA

3,388

210

7.72

CARTOON CARTOONS #13

$2.25

DC

3,366

211

7.6

GUNDAM WING LAST OUTPOST #3 (Of 12)

$2.99

TKP

3,314

212

7.56

KODT EVERKNIGHTS #2

$2.99

KZR

3,296

213

7.45

CAVEWOMAN PANGAEAN SEA #5

$3.25

AMR

3,248

214

7.35

BLACK TIDE #2*

$3.50

AVA

3,205

215

7.2

INCAL #12 (MR)

$2.95

HUM

3,139

216

7.13

ONE PLUS ONE #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

3,109

217

7.1

BETTY & VERONICA #180

$1.99

ARC

3,096

218

6.84

WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD #3 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.50

AVA

2,982

219

6.81

A DISTANT SOIL #35

$3.95

IMA

2,969

220

6.67

BETTY #117

$1.99

ARC

2,908

221

6.65

TOP COW CLASSICS MAGDALENA #1

$2.99

IMA

2,900

222

6.64

POPBOT #3 (MR)

$7.99

IDW

2,895

223

6.4

VERONICA #132

$1.99

ARC

2,791

224

6.34

NODWICK #17

$2.99

DOR

2,764

225

6.28

SABRINA VOL 2 #37

$1.99

ARC

2,738

226

6.27

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PART 7 #5 (Of 6)

$2.95

VIZ

2,734

227

6.25

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 3 #4 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

2,725

228

6.16

BASTARD #10 VAMPIRE (2 Of 2) (MR)

$3.95

VIZ

2,686

229

6.14

ARCHIE AND FRIENDS #62

$1.99

ARC

2,677

230

5.8

PVP #6 (RES)

$2.99

DOR

2,529

231

5.79

ALICE IN SEXLAND #6 (A)

$3.50

ERO

2,525

232

5.53

PROJECT ARMS PART 1 #1

$3.25

VIZ

2,411

233

5.52

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #137

$3.29

ARC

2,407

234

5.5

CALL OF DUTY BROTHERHOOD #1 MIGHTY MARVEL MUST HAVES (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

2,398

235

5.47

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK 2002

$3.95

ANT

2,385

236

5.38

DARKNESS #1/2

$2.95

IMA

2,346

237

5.33

JUGHEAD #147

$1.99

ARC

2,324

238

5.25

ALIEN ARENA #2 (Of 2)*

$2.99

ATO

2,289

239

5.18

HEROBEAR & THE KID CURR PRTG #1 (O/A)

$2.95

AST

2,259

240

5.11

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #133

$2.19

ARC

2,228

241

5.1

ARCHIE DIGEST #193

$2.19

ARC

2,224

242

5.1

ARCHIES WEIRD MYSTERIES #24

$1.99

ARC

2,224

243

5.1

BIG O PART 2 #3 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

2,224

244

5.08

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #70

$3.29

ARC

2,215

245

4.96

DF BATTLE O/T PLANETS LTD ED PREVIEW BOOK

$5.00

DYN

2,163

246

4.93

JASON & ARGOBOTS #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

ONI

2,150

247

4.92

CICI MINI-SERIES #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.50

SPI

2,145

248

4.87

SKINWALKER #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

2,123

249

4.8

MARC HEMPELS NAKED BRAIN #2 (Of 3)

$2.95

INS

2,093

250

4.66

JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #89

$3.29

ARC

2,032

251

4.62

ENNIS & MCCREAS DICKS 2 #1 OFFENSIVE (Of 4) (MR)

$3.95

AVA

2,014

252

4.5

AMELIA RULES #8

$2.95

REN

1,962

253

4.5

SHOT CALLERZ #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

1,962

254

4.46

TANLINES PINUPS BOOK #1 (MR)

$3.50

AMR

1,945

255

4.46

MILK #31 (A)

$2.99

RAD

1,945

256

4.31

HEROBEAR & THE KID #3 (O/A)

$3.50

AST

1,879

257

4.29

I DREAM OF JEANNIE #3

$2.95

AIR

1,871

258

4.24

YOUNG WITCHES VOL 5 LEGACY #4 (A)

$3.95

ERO

1,849

259

4.2

HEROBEAR & THE KID #4 (O/A)

$3.50

AST

1,831

260

4.12

JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #178

$2.19

ARC

1,796

261

3.95

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PART 7 COLL ED #5 (Of 6)

$2.95

VIZ

1,722

262

3.91

SILENT MOBIUS PART 11 BLOOD #3 (Of 5)

$2.95

VIZ

1,705

263

3.88

REAR ENTRY #1 (A)

$3.50

ERO

1,692

264

3.65

MY MONKEYS NAME IS JENNIFER #4

$2.95

SLA

1,592

265

3.65

BAD ART COLLECTION (STAR14530)

$1.95

SLA

1,592

266

3.64

ZENDRA VOL 2 #3 IN BLIND DAYS (Of 6)

$2.95

PEN

1,587

267

3.56

FURRLOUGH #117

$2.99

RAD

1,552

268

3.51

VAGABOND #11 (MR)

$4.95

VIZ

1,530

269

3.22

DUNGEON #2

$2.95

NBM

1,404

270

3.18

INFINITE KUNG FU #3

$3.50

GLN

1,387

271

3.12

FINDER #28

$2.95

LIG

1,360

272

2.98

ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #4 (MR)

$2.95

FAN

1,299

273

2.95

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #3 (STAR14248)

$2.95

SLA

1,286

274

2.92

TIGRESS TALES #4

$2.95

AMR

1,273

275

2.91

VAMPIRE YUI VOL 5 #1

$2.95

STU

1,269

276

2.89

WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD #3 WRPRND CVR

$3.95

AVA

1,260

277

2.85

CIVILIAN JUSTICE #1

$3.99

BEY

1,243

278

2.81

WARRIOR NUN AREALA SWIMSUIT SPECIAL #1

$3.95

ANT

1,225

279

2.78

ZOIDS #8

$5.95

VIZ

1,212

280

2.75

XXX LIVENUDEGIRLS #2 (MR)

$6.95

PND

1,199

281

2.74

LENORE #1 (STAR14435)

$2.95

SLA

1,195

282

2.64

DECOY #3 STORM O/T CENTURY (Of 4)

$2.95

PEN

1,151

283

2.62

LENORE #2 (STAR14554)

$2.95

SLA

1,142

284

2.61

TEENAGERS FROM MARS #3 (Of 8) (MR)

$2.99

TEE

1,138

285

2.6

GENOME #1

$2.99

DEU

1,134

286

2.58

RAISIN PIE #1 (MR)

$3.95

FAN

1,125

287

2.45

ROVER #1

$2.95

MON

1,068

288

2.45

WARHAMMER MONTHLY #59

$3.50

GAM

1,068

289

2.39

LADY DEATH MOURNING ALT CVR #2

$7.50

CHA

1,042

290

2.39

SUPERNATURAL LAW #36 (Note Price)

$2.95

EXH

1,042

291

2.38

ASTIKA #1

$2.99

DEU

1,038

292

2.38

PPV #2 (Of 3)

$2.95

ANT

1,038

293

2.38

HAIRBALL CAL MCDONALD MYSTERY #1 (MR)

$2.99

IDW

1,038

294

2.37

POTLATCH 2002 ANTHOLOGY (RES)

$5.95

CBL

1,033

295

2.36

MADAME TARANTULA #0

$2.95

AMR

1,029

296

2.35

FADE FROM BLUE #3 (Note Price)

$1.50

SEC

1,025

297

2.35

APHRODITE IX PREVIEW ED SGN EX (Net)

$2.00

IMA

1,025

298

2.28

ELVIRA #113

$2.50

CLA

994

299

2.28

KATMANDU ANNUAL #4 (MR)

$4.99

SHA

994

300

2.27

LADY DEATH/CROW PREMIUM ED #1

$9.99

CHA

990

 

 

Notes on this chart:

Some titles have been truncated or abbreviated for space reasons.

Publisher abbreviations have also been used.

Mar = Marvel

Dar = Dark Horse

Dre = Dreamwave

Ima = Image

Bla = Black Bull

Car = Cartoon Books

Har = Harris

Cro = Crossgen

Bon = Bongo

Tok = Tokyo Pop

Cha = Chaos

 

The quantities in this chart are ICv2 estimates of initial raw orders to Diamond North America on titles scheduled for shipment in September 2002.  They do not include late orders, advance reorders, distributor extras, or reorders.

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image distribute 100% of their comic store orders through Diamond.  Some other publishers distribute directly to stores or through other distributors and as a result this analysis may underestimate their sales. 

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image distribute some of their titles through channels other than comic specialty stores, e.g., newsstands and bookstores.  These quantity estimates do not reflect distribution through those channels. 

 

The quantities above do not include advance reorders, late orders, or reorders.

 

Most of the titles on this chart are also distributed to Europe by Diamond UK, which can account for significant sales for the publisher, ranging from 3-20% of the US numbers.   Sales by Diamond UK are not included in the numbers above.

 

Even given the above, however, it is probably safe to say that these quantities reflect 80% or more of the total North American sales by the publisher on most periodical comics.   

 

One other factor to consider is that sales through Diamond and other comic distributors are non-returnable to retailers.  That means that there is a considerable unknown percentage of books unsold at the retailer level.  If that percentage is 10-20% of sales (a reasonable assumption), the estimates above may be quite close to actual sales to consumers.

 

For the top 300 comics in August, see 'Top 300 Comics -- August 2002.'

 

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in August, see 'Retro Influence Grows on Top Comic Sellers.'

For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'Comic Orders Awesome in August.'
For the top 50 graphic novels in August, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels -- August.'

 
 
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