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Top 300 Comics--October 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 10/03/2002 12:00am

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in October, see 'Top Comics Slide in October.'

 

For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see 'Comic Orders Down for October.'

 

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

 

QtyRank

Guide

Description

Price

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

100

BATMAN #608

$2.25

DC

 

113,061

2

90.95

ULTIMATES #9

$2.25

MAR

 

102,829

3

88.03

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #1 (Of 6)

$2.95

DRE

 

99,528

4

86.76

NEW X-MEN #133

$2.25

MAR

 

98,092

5

86.68

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #46

$2.25

MAR

 

98,001

6

81.46

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #28

$2.25

MAR

 

92,099

7

81.33

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #29

$2.25

MAR

 

91,953

8

79.65

ULTIMATE X-MEN #23

$2.25

MAR

 

90,053

9

78.68

SPIDER-MAN BLACK CAT EVIL THAT MEN DO #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

 

88,956

10

74.03

UNCANNY X-MEN #414

$2.25

MAR

 

83,699

11

72.32

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #4

$2.95

DRE

 

81,766

12

61.36

THUNDERCATS #3 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

 

69,374

13

60.44

GI JOE FRONTLINE #1

$2.95

IMA

 

68,334

14

58.32

WOLVERINE #182

$2.25

MAR

 

65,937

15

56.68

SPIDER-MAN BLUE #6 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

 

64,083

16

56.38

X-TREME X-MEN #19

$2.99

MAR

 

63,744

17

53.86

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 (RES)

$2.99

MAR

 

60,895

18

53.38

JLA #73

$2.25

DC

 

60,352

19

53.2

JLA #74

$2.25

DC

 

60,148

20

52.56

GI JOE #11

$2.95

IMA

 

59,425

21

49.94

SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #49

$2.25

MAR

 

56,463

22

47.69

GREEN ARROW #18

$2.50

DC

 

53,919

23

47.56

AVENGERS #59

$2.25

MAR

 

53,772

24

47.1

DAREDEVIL #38

$2.99

MAR

 

53,252

25

45.82

FANTASTIC FOUR #62

$2.25

MAR

 

51,805

26

44.77

BATTLE O/T PLANETS #4

$2.99

IMA

 

50,617

27

44.46

INCREDIBLE HULK #46

$2.25

MAR

 

50,267

28

42.75

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL II #4 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

 

48,334

29

40.27

PUNISHER #17 (RES)

$2.99

MAR

 

45,530

30

39.15

PUNISHER #18

$2.99

MAR

 

44,263

31

37.01

JSA #41

$2.50

DC

 

41,844

32

36.68

DETECTIVE COMICS #775 (Note Price)

$3.50

DC

 

41,471

33

36.48

WEAPON X #2

$2.25

MAR

 

41,245

34

35.08

SPAWN #127

$2.50

IMA

 

39,662

35

34.54

X-STATIX #4

$2.25

MAR

 

39,051

36

34.51

GREEN LANTERN #155

$2.25

DC

 

39,017

37

33.44

EXILES #18

$2.25

MAR

 

37,808

38

32.49

THOR #55

$2.25

MAR

 

36,734

39

31.46

MEKANIX #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

35,569

40

31.34

WOLVERINE NETSUKE #2 (Of 4)

$3.99

MAR

 

35,433

41

31.33

IRON MAN #60

$2.25

MAR

 

35,422

42

31.18

SUPERMAN #187

$2.25

DC

 

35,252

43

30.85

HAWKMAN #8

$2.50

DC

 

34,879

44

30.14

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #34

$2.75

DC

 

34,077

45

29.88

ACTION COMICS #796

$2.25

DC

 

33,783

46

28.97

SPIDER-MAN LEGEND O/T SPIDER CLAN #1 (Of 3)

$2.25

MAR

 

32,754

47

28.92

BATGIRL #33

$2.50

DC

 

32,697

48

28.72

PARADISE X #6 (Of 13)

$2.99

MAR

 

32,471

49

28.61

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #609

$2.25

DC

 

32,347

50

28.22

CAPTAIN MARVEL #2

$2.25

MAR

 

31,906

51

28.01

SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #131

$2.25

DC

 

31,668

52

27.56

TOMB RAIDER #25

$2.99

IMA

 

31,160

53

27.54

AGENT X #4

$2.25

MAR

 

31,137

54

27.47

NIGHTWING #74

$2.25

DC

 

31,058

55

26.66

WITCHBLADE #60

$2.99

IMA

 

30,142

56

26.59

YOUNGBLOOD BLOODSPORT #1

$2.99

ACO

 

30,063

57

25.92

FLASH #191

$2.25

DC

 

29,305

58

25.24

ELEKTRA #15

$2.99

MAR

 

28,537

59

25.13

ULTIMATE ADVENTURES #2

$2.25

MAR

 

28,412

60

24.66

ALIAS #15 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

27,881

61

24.64

GREEN ARROW SECRET FILES #1

$4.95

DC

 

27,858

62

24.29

GHOST IN THE SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #1 (MR)

$3.99

DAR

 

27,463

63

24.21

THUNDERBOLTS #73

$2.25

MAR

 

27,372

64

24.19

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #160

$2.50

DC

 

27,349

65

24.16

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #1 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

 

27,316

66

24.12

MARVILLE #2

$2.25

MAR

 

27,270

67

23.87

SHANG CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

26,988

68

23.86

BIRDS OF PREY #48

$2.50

DC

 

26,976

69

23.72

KILLRAVEN #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

 

26,818

70

23.67

SOLDIER X #4

$2.25

MAR

 

26,762

71

23.46

CATWOMAN #12

$2.50

DC

 

26,524

72

22.69

MICRONAUTS #3

$2.95

IMA

 

25,654

73

22.6

STAR WARS INFINITIES EMPIRE STRIKES BACK #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

25,552

74

22.59

SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #19

$2.99

MAR

 

25,540

75

22.03

SPIDER-GIRL #52

$2.25

MAR

 

24,907

76

22.01

FILTH #5 (Of 13) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

24,885

77

21.88

SPIDER-MAN GET KRAVEN #5 (Of 7)

$2.25

MAR

 

24,738

78

21.71

ROBIN #107

$2.25

DC

 

24,546

79

21.42

LEGION #13

$2.50

DC

 

24,218

80

21.11

CALL OF DUTY BROTHERHOOD #5 (Of 6)

$2.25

MAR

 

23,867

81

21.1

SOJOURN #16

$2.95

CRO

 

23,856

82

21.08

YOUNG JUSTICE #50 (Note Price)

$3.95

DC

 

23,833

83

20.87

STAR WARS EMPIRE #2

$2.99

DAR

 

23,596

84

20.66

WONDER WOMAN #186

$2.25

DC

 

23,358

85

20.65

GEN 13 #2

$2.95

DC

 

23,347

86

19.16

TITANS #46

$2.75

DC

 

21,662

87

19.16

CALL OF DUTY PRECINCT #4 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

 

21,662

88

18.99

SUPERGIRL #75

$2.50

DC

 

21,470

89

18.96

AVENGERS ICONS VISION #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,436

90

18.8

X-MEN ICONS CHAMBER #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

21,255

91

18.63

CALL OF DUTY WAGON #3 (Of 4)

$2.25

MAR

 

21,063

92

17.93

RUSE #12

$2.95

CRO

 

20,272

93

17.83

RUSE #13

$2.95

CRO

 

20,159

94

17.7

HARLEY QUINN #25

$2.50

DC

 

20,012

95

17.67

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #47

$2.99

DAR

 

19,978

96

17.54

FABLES #6 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

19,831

97

17.37

LIBERTY MEADOWS #28

$2.95

IMA

 

19,639

98

17.18

BLACK PANTHER #50

$2.50

MAR

 

19,424

99

17.12

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #7 (Of 12)

$2.99

IMA

 

19,356

100

16.77

OUT THERE #14

$2.95

DC

 

18,960

101

16.43

WAY O/T RAT #6

$2.95

CRO

 

18,576

102

16.36

TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES #5

$2.95

DC

 

18,497

103

16.16

PATH #7

$2.95

CRO

 

18,271

104

16.13

PATH #8

$2.95

CRO

 

18,237

105

15.98

HELLBLAZER #177 (RES) (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

18,067

106

15.7

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #4 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

17,751

107

15.68

GOTHAM GIRLS #3 (Of 5)

$2.25

DC

 

17,728

108

15.65

PROMETHEA #23 (Note Price)

$3.50

DC

 

17,694

109

15.62

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

17,660

110

15.23

APACHE SKIES #4 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

17,219

111

15.03

HOOD #6 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

 

16,993

112

15

GREEN LANTERN EVILS MIGHT #3 (Of 3)

$5.95

DC

 

16,959

113

14.44

BTVS #50 HELLMOUTH TO MOUTH (4 Of 4) (Note Price)*

$3.50

DAR

 

16,326

114

14.13

SPECTRE #22

$2.75

DC

 

15,976

115

13.89

SCION #29

$2.95

CRO

 

15,704

116

13.68

ELEKTRA GLIMPSE & ECHO #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

 

15,467

117

13.67

DOOM PATROL #13

$2.50

DC

 

15,455

118

13.32

B-SIDES #2 (Of 3)

$2.99

MAR

 

15,060

119

13.22

POWER COMPANY #9

$2.75

DC

 

14,947

120

13.19

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #12

$2.25

DC

 

14,913

121

13.09

SIMPSONS COMICS #75

$2.50

BON

 

14,800

122

13.02

BTVS TALES O/T SLAYERS BROKEN B0TTLE OF DJINN*

$3.50

DAR

 

14,721

123

12.84

Y THE LAST MAN #4 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

14,517

124

12.6

ROUTE 666 #5

$2.95

CRO

 

14,246

125

12.47

NEGATION LAWBRINGER #1

$2.95

CRO

 

14,099

126

12.43

AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #95

$2.95

DC

 

14,053

127

12.36

LUCIFER #31 (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

13,974

128

11.92

ATHENA INC #4*

$2.95

IMA

 

13,477

129

11.87

21 DOWN #2

$2.95

DC

 

13,420

130

11.86

CRUX #19

$2.95

CRO

 

13,409

131

11.77

NEGATION #11

$2.95

CRO

 

13,307

132

11.64

MYSTIC #29

$2.95

CRO

 

13,160

133

11.5

SIGIL #29

$2.95

CRO

 

13,002

134

11.48

LIMBO CITY #2

$2.95

DRE

 

12,979

135

11.31

FIRST #24

$2.95

CRO

 

12,787

136

11.29

FATE O/T BLADE #3 (MR)

$2.95

DRE

 

12,765

137

11.21

MERIDIAN #28

$2.95

CRO

 

12,674

138

11.19

MERIDIAN #29

$2.95

CRO

 

12,652

139

11.15

ARKANIUM #2

$2.95

DRE

 

12,606

140

11.14

HELLSPAWN #18

$2.50

IMA

 

12,595

141

10.91

SAVAGE DRAGON #104

$2.95

IMA

 

12,335

142

10.85

HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #16 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

12,267

143

10.72

STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #54

$2.95

ABS

 

12,120

144

10.46

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #55

$2.25

DC

 

11,826

145

10.29

LADY DEATH HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1

$2.99

CHA

 

11,634

146

10.29

CODENAME KNOCKOUT #18 (MR)

$2.75

DC

 

11,634

147

10.26

GRENDEL RED WHITE & BLACK #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$4.99

DAR

 

11,600

148

9.73

POINT BLANK #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

11,001

149

9.58

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #4 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,831

150

9.52

BLACK SUN #2 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

10,763

151

9.4

MAGE KNIGHT STOLEN DESTINY #1 (Of 5)

$3.50

IDW

 

10,628

152

9.34

RESISTANCE #2

$2.95

DC

 

10,560

153

9.17

NOBLE CAUSES FAMILY SECRETS #1 (Of 4)*

$2.95

IMA

 

10,368

154

9.14

VAMPI #24 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

 

10,334

155

9.11

FIGHT FOR TOMORROW #2 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

10,300

156

8.98

VAMPIRELLA #14 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

 

10,153

157

8.95

LADY DEATH DARK ALLIANCE #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

CHA

 

10,119

158

8.94

RADIOACTIVE MAN #106

$2.50

BON

 

10,108

159

8.76

WITCHBLADE #1/2

$2.99

IMA

 

9,904

160

8.66

PURGATORI TRICK OR TREAT #1

$2.99

CHA

 

9,791

161

8.16

POWERPUFF GIRLS #31

$2.25

DC

 

9,226

162

8.09

MIDNIGHT MASS #7 (Of 8) (MR)

$2.50

DC

 

9,147

163

7.66

LAB RATS #7

$2.50

DC

 

8,660

164

7.3

100% #5 (Of 5) (MR)

$5.95

DC

 

8,253

165

7.25

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #6

$2.95

MIR

 

8,197

166

7.23

3 LITTLE KITTENS #2 (Of 3)

$2.95

BRO

 

8,174

167

6.81

OH MY GODDESS #91 TRAVELLER (1 Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

 

7,699

168

6.72

USAGI YOJIMBO #61

$2.99

DAR

 

7,598

169

6.7

CRUSADES #20 (MR)

$2.95

DC

 

7,575

170

6.67

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

$2.95

DC

 

7,541

171

6.5

SUPERPATRIOT AMERICAS FIGHTING FORCE #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

7,349

172

6.42

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #72

$3.99

KZR

 

7,259

173

6

EVIL ERNIE HORROR #1 (MR)

$4.50

CHA

 

6,784

174

5.75

DRAGONBALL Z PART 5 #10 (Of 10)

$2.95

VIZ

 

6,501

175

5.74

GIRL GENIUS #8

$3.95

STF

 

6,490

176

5.72

30 DAYS OF NIGHT #3 (Of 3) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

 

6,467

177

5.63

SCOOBY-DOO #65

$2.25

DC

 

6,365

178

5.61

CEREBUS #283

$2.25

AAR

 

6,343

179

5.58

PARADIGM #2

$3.50

IMA

 

6,309

180

5.56

BIG DADDY DANGER #3 (Of 9)

$2.95

DC

 

6,286

181

5.34

HOLY TERROR #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

 

6,037

182

5.24

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #116

$1.99

ARC

 

5,924

183

4.87

SUPER MANGA BLAST #26 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

 

5,506

184

4.76

DRAGONBALL PART 5 #5 (Of 7)

$2.95

VIZ

 

5,382

185

4.52

CANNON EXAXXION STAGE 2 (2 Of 5) #10 (MR) (Note Price)

$3.50

DAR

 

5,110

186

4.45

RANMA 1/2 PART 11 #8 (Of 11)

$2.95

VIZ

 

5,031

187

4.3

SHI ILLUSTRATED WARRIOR #4 (Of 7)

$2.99

CRU

 

4,862

188

4.24

BLUE MONDAY DEAD MANS PARTY (MR)

$2.95

ONI

 

4,794

189

4.24

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER PART 1 #2

$2.95

VIZ

 

4,794

190

4.17

TERRY MOORES PARADISE TOO #10

$2.95

ABS

 

4,715

191

4.15

HATE ANNUAL #3 (MR)

$3.95

FAN

 

4,692

192

4.13

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS BLACK & WHITE #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

KZR

 

4,669

193

4.12

BANZAI GIRL #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

SIR

 

4,658

194

4.07

WITCHBLADE BOTP CVR #55 (Net)

$3.00

IMA

 

4,602

195

3.94

GI JOE 2ND PTG #1 (O/A)

$2.95

IMA

 

4,455

196

3.93

DOGWITCH #1 (MR)

$2.95

SIR

 

4,443

197

3.73

GOLD DIGGER #36

$2.99

ANT

 

4,217

198

3.64

ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO PART 2 #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

VIZ

 

4,115

199

3.52

GUN FU #1

$3.50

AXI

 

3,980

200

3.51

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #33

$2.99

TKP

 

3,968

201

3.45

SAVAGE DRAGON HELLBOY COLL ED

$5.95

IMA

 

3,901

202

3.36

DORK TOWER #21

$2.99

DOR

 

3,799

203

3.22

CASTLE WAITING #16

$2.95

OLI

 

3,641

204

3.17

AMERICAN SPLENDOR UNSUNG HERO #3 (Of 3)

$3.99

DAR

 

3,584

205

3.15

HOPELESS SAVAGES GROUND ZERO #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

ONI

 

3,561

206

3.04

DEXTERS LABORATORY #32

$2.25

DC

 

3,437

207

3.04

KODT ILLUSTRATED #15

$2.99

KZR

 

3,437

208

3.02

INU YASHA PART 7 #3 (Of 8)

$2.95

VIZ

 

3,414

209

3.02

SAVAGE DRAGONBERT FULL FRONTAL NERDITY

$5.95

IMA

 

3,414

210

2.97

LOONEY TUNES #95

$2.25

DC

 

3,358

211

2.95

ARCHIE #529

$1.99

ARC

 

3,335

212

2.94

GLOOM COOKIE #14 (MR)

$2.95

SLA

 

3,324

213

2.86

GUNDAM WING LAST OUTPOST #4 (Of 12)

$2.99

TKP

 

3,234

214

2.82

PVP #7

$2.99

DOR

 

3,188

215

2.81

TICK & ARTIE #2

$3.95

NEW

 

3,177

216

2.75

BONEYARD #8

$2.95

NBM

 

3,109

217

2.73

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

$3.50

AVA

 

3,087

218

2.72

BETTY & VERONICA #181

$1.99

ARC

 

3,075

219

2.7

RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT HUMAN WONDERS #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

 

3,053

220

2.7

KISSING CHAOS NONSTOP BEAUTY #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

 

3,053

221

2.68

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

$3.50

AVA

 

3,030

222

2.67

INCAL #13 (MR)

$2.95

HUM

 

3,019

223

2.65

TOP COW CLASSICS TOMB RAIDER WITCHBLADE #1

$2.99

IMA

 

2,996

224

2.64

HOW TO DRAW MANGA #19

$4.95

ANT

 

2,985

225

2.57

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #110

$3.29

ARC

 

2,906

226

2.56

BETTY #119

$1.99

ARC

 

2,894

227

2.56

SABRINA VOL 2 #38

$1.99

ARC

 

2,894

228

2.55

WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD #4 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.50

AVA

 

2,883

229

2.47

VERONICA #133

$1.99

ARC

 

2,793

230

2.45

BETTY #118

$1.99

ARC

 

2,770

231

2.45

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #138

$3.29

ARC

 

2,770

232

2.39

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #63

$1.99

ARC

 

2,702

233

2.39

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #99

$2.99

ANT

 

2,702

234

2.37

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PART 7 #6 (Of 6)

$3.50

VIZ

 

2,680

235

2.32

HOLIDAY FUN DIGEST #7

$2.19

ARC

 

2,623

236

2.31

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 4 #1 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

 

2,612

237

2.3

BASTARD #11 EMPRESS (1 Of 4) (MR)

$3.95

VIZ

 

2,600

238

2.29

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #64

$1.99

ARC

 

2,589

239

2.22

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #71

$3.29

ARC

 

2,510

240

2.22

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #134

$2.19

ARC

 

2,510

241

2.19

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #57

$1.99

ARC

 

2,476

242

2.16

GOON #1

$2.95

ALB

 

2,442

243

2.14

SPACEHACK #1 (Of 3)

$2.99

KZR

 

2,420

244

2.09

JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #90

$3.29

ARC

 

2,363

245

1.93

CICI MINI-SERIES #3 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.50

SPI

 

2,182

246

1.92

ONE PLUS ONE #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

 

2,171

247

1.88

TUESDAY #1 (Of 2)

$2.95

KIM

 

2,126

248

1.86

BIG O PART 2 #4 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

 

2,103

249

1.85

LOUIS RIEL #8

$2.95

DRA

 

2,092

250

1.84

LAUGH DIGEST #179

$2.19

ARC

 

2,080

251

1.79

JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #179

$2.19

ARC

 

2,024

252

1.79

BATTLE POPE WRATH OF GOD #3 (Of 3) (MR)

$3.50

FUN

 

2,024

253

1.78

MUTANT TEXAS TALES OF SHERIFF IDA RED #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

ONI

 

2,012

254

1.73

GENUS #56 (A)

$3.50

RAD

 

1,956

255

1.7

ZAK RAVEN ESQ #1*

$3.50

AVA

 

1,922

256

1.67

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #1 (STAR14546)

$2.95

SLA

 

1,888

257

1.63

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #2 (STAR15066)

$2.95

SLA

 

1,843

258

1.61

JACK THE LANTERN #0 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

CAS

 

1,820

259

1.6

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

$3.50

VIZ

 

1,809

260

1.57

HALO & SPROCKET #3

$2.95

SLA

 

1,775

261

1.52

CHARM SCHOOL #6 (MR)

$2.95

SLA

 

1,719

262

1.49

LUFTWAFFE 1946 #2

$5.95

ANT

 

1,685

263

1.47

SNAPDRAGONS #2

$2.99

DOR

 

1,662

264

1.46

PROJECT ARMS PART 1 #2

$3.25

VIZ

 

1,651

265

1.45

MENAGE A TROIS #1 (A)

$3.50

ERO

 

1,639

266

1.45

KILLBOX PRIMER #1

$2.99

ANT

 

1,639

267

1.42

DFE GI JOE FRONTLINE ALT CVR #1

$6.99

DYN

 

1,605

268

1.42

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

$3.95

AVA

 

1,605

269

1.42

POP GUN WAR #5

$2.50

ABS

 

1,605

270

1.41

SILENT MOBIUS PART 11 BLOOD #4 (Of 5)

$2.95

VIZ

 

1,594

271

1.39

A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #5 (A)

$4.99

ICA

 

1,572

272

1.39

ZENDRA VOL 2 #4 IN BLIND DAYS (Of 6)

$2.95

PEN

 

1,572

273

1.38

ATLAS #2*

$3.50

AVA

 

1,560

274

1.35

TIGRESS HIDDEN LANDS #1

$3.50

AMR

 

1,526

275

1.32

FURRLOUGH #118

$2.99

RAD

 

1,492

276

1.27

VAGABOND #12 (MR)

$4.95

VIZ

 

1,436

277

1.25

I DREAM OF JEANNIE TRICKS OR TREATS ANNUAL #1

$3.50

AIR

 

1,413

278

1.24

LIKEWISE #1 (MR)

$4.95

SLA

 

1,402

279

1.23

JUNGLE FANTASY PREVIEW (MR)

$1.99

AVA

 

1,391

280

1.2

BLOWJOB #4 (A)

$3.50

ERO

 

1,357

281

1.18

FURRY NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #2 (Of 2)

$4.99

SHA

 

1,334

282

1.16

ARSENIC LULLABIES OCT 2002 #3

$2.65

ASI

 

1,312

283

1.15

WARRIOR NUN AREALA #11

$2.99

ANT

 

1,300

284

1.14

SQUEE #3 (STAR14223)

$2.95

SLA

 

1,289

285

1.13

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

$2.95

PEN

 

1,278

286

1.12

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

$2.99

MAR

 

1,266

287

1.11

HEARTCORE #1 (A)

$2.95

STU

 

1,255

288

1.1

TIGRESS TALES #5

$2.95

AMR

 

1,244

289

1.09

PATRICK THE WOLF BOY ANOTHER HALLOWEEN SP

$2.95

BLI

 

1,232

290

1.09

ELIZABETH BATHORY #1 (A)

$3.50

ERO

 

1,232

291

1.07

OGENKI CLINIC VOL 9 #7 (A)

$2.95

STU

 

1,210

292

1.04

LENORE #9 (STAR14989)

$2.95

SLA

 

1,176

293

1.03

WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD #4 WRPRND CVR

$3.95

AVA

 

1,165

294

1.03

ZOIDS #9

$5.95

VIZ

 

1,165

295

1.01

VAMPIRE YUI VOL 5 #2

$2.95

STU

 

1,142

296

1

SANDWALK ADVENTURES #5

$2.95

ACT

 

1,131

297

1

EMPTY ZONE CONVERSATIONS W/DEAD #3 (Of 5)

$2.95

SIR

 

1,131

298

0.97

GREEN GINGER #1 (A)

$3.50

RAD

 

1,097

299

0.93

WARHAMMER MONTHLY #60

$3.50

GAM

 

1,051

300

0.92

BIPOLAR #3

$2.95

ALT

 

1,040

 

 

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 September, see 'Top 300 Comics--September 2002.'

 

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

 
 
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