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Top 300 Comics--November 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 11/05/2002 12:00am

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

 

For an analysis of the dollar trends in November, see 'Comic Dollars Down Again in November.'

 

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

 

 
QtyRank  GuideDescription  PricePubEst.Qty
1110.42MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE #1*$2.95 IMA104,971
2104.25DAREDEVIL TARGET #1 (Of 4)$3.50 MAR99,105
3103.26ULTIMATES #10$2.25 MAR98,164
4102.06NEW X-MEN #134$2.25 MAR97,023
5100.86AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #47$2.25 MAR95,883
6100BATMAN #609$2.25 DC95,065
796.15ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #30$2.25 MAR91,405
895.81ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #31$2.25 MAR91,082
994.03ULTIMATE X-MEN #25$3.50 MAR89,390
1093.66ULTIMATE X-MEN #24$2.25 MAR89,038
1187.92UNCANNY X-MEN #415$2.25 MAR83,581
1286.44TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #2 (Of 6)$2.95 DRE82,174
1381.05ULTIMATE DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA #1 (Of 4)$2.25 MAR77,050
1477.59TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #5$2.95 DRE73,761
1573.05TRUTH #1 (Of 6)$3.50 MAR69,445
1669.79WOLVERINE #183 (Note Price)$3.50 MAR66,346
1766.86JLA #75 (Note Price)$3.95 DC63,560
1866.83THUNDERCATS #3 (Of 5) (RES)$2.95 DC63,532
1966.5THUNDERCATS #4 (Of 5)$2.95 DC63,218
2063.84CAPTAIN AMERICA #7$2.99 MAR60,689
2161.13SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #50$3.50 MAR58,113
2260.95GI JOE #12$2.95 IMA57,942
2358.73DAREDEVIL #39$2.99 MAR55,832
2457.9X-TREME X-MEN X-POSE #1 (Of 2)$2.99 MAR55,043
2557.61GREEN ARROW #19$2.50 DC54,767
2657.54AVENGERS #60 (Note Price)$3.50 MAR54,700
2756.36GI JOE FRONTLINE #2$2.95 IMA53,579
2853.59FANTASTIC FOUR #63$2.25 MAR50,945
2952.44INCREDIBLE HULK #47$2.25 MAR49,852
3048.74PUNISHER #19$2.99 MAR46,335
3145.69BATTLE O/T PLANETS #5$2.99 IMA43,435
3244.21DARKNESS VOL 2 #1$2.99 IMA42,028
3344JSA #42$2.50 DC41,829
3443.43THUNDERCATS SOURCEBOOK$2.95 DC41,287
3541.58DETECTIVE COMICS #776$2.75 DC39,528
3641.32SPAWN #128$2.50 IMA39,281
3740.89GREEN LANTERN #156$2.25 DC38,872
3839.56EXILES #19$2.25 MAR37,608
3939.56X-STATIX #5$2.25 MAR37,608
4039.48X-MEN UNLIMITED #39$3.50 MAR37,532
4138.93WEAPON X #3$2.25 MAR37,009
4237.8JLA JSA SECRET FILES #1$4.95 DC35,935
4337.64THOR #56$2.25 MAR35,782
4436.57IRON MAN #61$2.25 MAR34,765
4535.51SUPERMAN #188$2.25 DC33,758
4634.73BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #35$2.75 DC33,016
4734.66HAWKMAN #9$2.50 DC32,950
4834.01SUPERMAN DAY OF DOOM #1 (Of 4)$2.95 DC32,332
4933.83BATGIRL #34$2.50 DC32,160
5033.77PARADISE X #7 (Of 13)$2.99 MAR32,103
5133.55WOLVERINE NETSUKE #3 (Of 4)$3.99 MAR31,894
5233.45BATMAN FAMILY TRACKER #1 (Of 8)$2.95 DC31,799
5333.34AGENT X #5$2.25 MAR31,695
5432.98NIGHTWING #75$2.95 DC31,352
5532.86ACTION COMICS #797$2.25 DC31,238
5632.2SUPERMAN DAY OF DOOM #2 (Of 4)$2.95 DC30,611
5732.13ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #610$2.25 DC30,544
5831.88SUPERMAN DAY OF DOOM #3 (Of 4)$2.95 DC30,307
5931.82ELEKTRA #16$2.99 MAR30,250
6031.77ELEKTRA #17$2.99 MAR30,202
6131.74SUPERMAN DAY OF DOOM #4 (Of 4)$2.95 DC30,174
6231.39BATMAN FAMILY ATHENA #2 (Of 8)$2.25 DC29,841
6331.24SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #132$2.25 DC29,698
6431.06ALIAS #16 (MR)$2.99 MAR29,527
6531BATMAN FAMILY BUGG & DR EXCESS #3 (Of 8)$2.25 DC29,470
6630.9EVO #1$2.99 IMA29,375
6730.86BATMAN FAMILY SUICIDE KING #4 (Of 8)$2.25 DC29,337
6830.75BATMAN FAMILY FREEWAY #5 (Of 8)$2.25 DC29,232
6930.5SPIDER-MAN LEGEND O/T SPIDER CLAN #2 (Of 5)$2.25 MAR28,995
7030.3FLASH #192$2.25 DC28,805
7129.18MEKANIX #2 (Of 6)$2.99 MAR27,740
7228.73BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #161$2.50 DC27,312
7328.58THUNDERBOLTS #74$2.25 MAR27,170
7428.2BIRDS OF PREY #49$2.50 DC26,808
7528.14POWERS #26$2.95 IMA26,751
7627.6MARVEL DOUBLE SHOT #1 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR26,238
7726.95CATWOMAN #13$2.50 DC25,620
7826.86SHANG CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU #3 (Of 4) (MR)$2.99 MAR25,534
7926.8CATWOMAN #12 (RES)$2.50 DC25,477
8026.43WITCHBLADE #61$2.99 IMA25,126
8126.4ULTIMATE ADVENTURES #3$2.25 MAR25,097
8226.31SOLDIER X #5$2.25 MAR25,012
8326.2SPIDER-GIRL #53$2.25 MAR24,907
8425.81CAPTAIN MARVEL #3$2.25 MAR24,536
8525.62ROBIN #108$2.25 DC24,356
8625.39STAR WARS EMPIRE #3$2.99 DAR24,137
8725.26WONDER WOMAN #187$2.25 DC24,013
8825.21SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #20$2.99 MAR23,966
8925.12LEGION #14$2.50 DC23,880
9024.99SOJOURN #17$2.95 CRO23,757
9124.96FILTH #6 (Of 13) (MR)$2.95 DC23,728
9224.24GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #2 (MR)$3.50 DAR23,044
9324.14YOUNG JUSTICE #51$2.75 DC22,949
9423.93GLOBAL FREQUENCY #2 (Of 12)$2.95 DC22,749
9523.73SPIDER-MAN GET KRAVEN #6 (Of 7)$2.25 MAR22,559
9623.53KILLRAVEN #2 (Of 6)$2.99 MAR22,369
9722.76TITANS #47$2.75 DC21,637
9822.64RED STAR VOL 2 #1$2.95 ARC21,523
9922.61MARVILLE #3$2.25 MAR21,494
10022.43GEN 13 #3$2.95 DC21,323
10122.28FABLES #7 (MR)$2.50 DC21,180
10221.93EDENS TRAIL #1 (Of 6)$2.99 MAR20,848
10321.71AVENGERS ICONS VISION #4 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR20,639
10421.32STAR WARS REPUBLIC #48$2.99 DAR20,268
10521.28SUPERMAN ALIENS II GODWAR #4 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR20,230
10621.25KISS #4*$2.99 DAR20,201
10721.15CALL OF DUTY BROTHERHOOD #6 (Of 6)$2.25 MAR20,106
10820.96RUSE #14$2.95 CRO19,926
10920.91WARLANDS VOL 3 #1$2.95 DRE19,878
11020.76SUPERGIRL #76$2.50 DC19,735
11120.44X-MEN ICONS CHAMBER #4 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR19,431
11220.3TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #8 (Of 12)$2.99 IMA19,298
11320.04BLACK PANTHER #51$2.50 MAR19,051
11419.64HARLEY QUINN #26$2.50 DC18,671
11519.49CALL OF DUTY PRECINCT #5 (Of 5)$2.25 MAR18,528
11618.91HELLBLAZER #178 (MR)$2.75 DC17,977
11718.83WAY O/T RAT #7$2.95 CRO17,901
11818.68CALL OF DUTY WAGON #4 (Of 4)$2.25 MAR17,758
11918.57LONE WOLF 2100 #5$2.99 DAR17,654
12018.54WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #4 (MR)$2.95 DC17,625
12118.46MEK #1 (Of 3)$2.95 DC17,549
12218.39PATH #9$2.95 CRO17,482
12318.17STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #5 (MR)$2.95 DC17,273
12418.1Y THE LAST MAN #5 (MR)$2.95 DC17,207
12518.01100 BULLETS #40 (MR)$2.50 DC17,121
12617.62GOTHAM GIRLS #4 (Of 5)$2.25 DC16,750
12717.22WAR STORY THE REIVERS (MR)$4.95 DC16,370
12816.86XIN LEGEND O/T MONKEY KING #1*$2.99 HAR16,028
12916.86BTVS #51 VIVA LAS BUFFY (1 Of 4)*$2.99 DAR16,028
13016.68YOUNGBLOOD BLOODSPORT #2$2.99 ACO15,857
13116.54SPECTRE #23$2.75 DC15,724
13216.17SCION #30$2.95 CRO15,372
13315.58DOOM PATROL #14$2.50 DC14,811
13415.42JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #13$2.25 DC14,659
13515.29SIMPSONS COMICS #76$2.50 BON14,535
13615.13POWER COMPANY #10$2.75 DC14,383
13715.03BONE #51$2.95 CAR14,288
13814.93LUCIFER #32 (MR)$2.50 DC14,193
13914.87AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #96$2.95 DC14,136
14014.83BEAUTIFUL KILLER #3 (Of 3)$2.99 BLA14,098
14114.77CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 ROSS DIRECTORS CUT$3.50 MAR14,041
14214.35ROUTE 666 #6$2.95 CRO13,642
14314.16LADY DEATH  EVIL ERNIE #1$3.50 CHA13,461
14413.83FIRST #25 (Net)$1.48 CRO13,147
14513.71NEGATION #12$2.95 CRO13,033
14613.68CRUX #20$2.95 CRO13,005
14713.65MYSTIC #30$2.95 CRO12,976
14813.32SIGIL #30$2.95 CRO12,663
14913.08MERIDIAN #30$2.95 CRO12,435
15012.91HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #17 (MR)$2.75 DC12,273
15112.83SAVAGE DRAGON #105$2.95 IMA12,197
15212.77HELLSPAWN #19$2.50 IMA12,140
15312.59STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #55$2.95 ABS11,969
15412.5ZERO GIRL FULL CIRCLE #1 (Of 5) (MR)$2.95 DC11,883
15512.29TOMB RAIDER GREATEST TREASURE OF ALL PRELUDE$4.99 IMA11,683
15612.29BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #56$2.25 DC11,683
15712.06BART SIMPSON COMICS #10$2.50 BON11,465
15811.86FUTURAMA COMICS #10$2.50 BON11,275
15911.57GRENDEL RED WHITE & BLACK #3 (Of 4) (MR)$4.99 DAR10,999
16011.4221 DOWN #3$2.95 DC10,856
16111.41FATE O/T BLADE #4 (MR)$2.95 DRE10,847
16211.18LIMBO CITY #3$2.95 DRE10,628
16310.99VIOLENT MESSIAHS LAMENTING PAIN #2 (Of 4)*$2.95 IMA10,448
16410.96KABUKI GHOST PLAY$2.95 IMA10,419
16510.75B-SIDES #3 (Of 3)$2.99 MAR10,219
16610.62TECH JACKET #1$2.95 IMA10,096
16710.56AMERICAN CENTURY #20 (MR)$2.75 DC10,039
16810.53SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #1$4.95 VIZ10,010
16910.46FOREVER MAELSTROM #1 (Of 6)$2.95 DC9,944
17010.46VAMPIRELLA #15 REG ED$2.99 HAR9,944
17110.39ATHENA INC AGENTS ROSTER #1$5.95 IMA9,877
17210.32AUTOMATIC KAFKA #5 (MR)$2.95 DC9,811
17310.3ARKANIUM #3$2.95 DRE9,792
17410.14TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #17$2.95 BRO9,640
1759.75VERTIGO POP LONDON #1 (Of 4) (MR)$2.95 DC9,269
1769.64POINT BLANK #4 (Of 5) (MR)$2.95 DC9,164
1779.6MIDNIGHT MASS #8 (Of 8) (MR)$2.50 DC9,126
1789.49BLACK SUN #3 (MR)$2.95 DC9,022
1799.44POWERPUFF GIRLS #32$2.25 DC8,974
1809.25FIGHT FOR TOMORROW #3 (Of 6) (MR)$2.50 DC8,794
1819.24DEFIANCE #5$2.95 IMA8,784
1829.19NOBLE CAUSES FAMILY SECRETS #2*$2.95 IMA8,736
1839.18PURGATORI SANCTIFIED #1$2.99 CHA8,727
1848.95RESISTANCE #3$2.95 DC8,508
1858.81LAB RATS #8$2.50 DC8,375
1868.62MUTANT EARTH #4*$2.95 IMA8,195
1878.04USAGI YOJIMBO #62$2.99 DAR7,643
1888.04QUEEN & COUNTRY DECLASSIFIED #1 (Of 3) (MR)$2.95 ONI7,643
1897.95DARKNESS EXCLUSIVE HOLOFOIL ED #1$5.95 IMA7,558
1907.93OH MY GODDESS #92 TRAVELER (2 Of 5)$2.99 DAR7,539
1917.67KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #73$3.99 KZR7,291
1927.15BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #73 FALL FROST (1 Of 6)$2.99 DAR6,797
1936.79CEREBUS #284$2.25 AAR6,455
1946.75GUARDIAN ANGEL #4$2.95 IMA6,417
1956.49MAGE KNIGHT STOLEN DESTINY #2 (Of 5)$3.50 IDW6,170
1966.44SCOOBY-DOO #66$2.25 DC6,122
1976.21SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #117$2.19 ARC5,904
1985.99LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #6 (MR)$3.95 FAN5,694
1995.83PARADIGM #3$3.50 IMA5,542
2005.69SUPER MANGA BLAST #27 (MR)$5.99 DAR5,409
2015.52DRAGONBALL PART 5 #6 (Of 7)$2.95 VIZ5,248
2025.3BIG DADDY DANGER #4 (Of 9)$2.95 DC5,038
2035.28CANNON GOD EXAXXION STAGE 2 (3 Of 5) #11 (MR)$3.50 DAR5,019
2045.19RANMA 1/2 PART 11 #9 (Of 11)$2.95 VIZ4,934
2055.17WARREN ELLIS SCARS #1 (MR)$3.50 AVA4,915
2065.06SHINOBI RISE OF HOTSUMA ONE-SHOT$2.99 DAR4,810
2075SHI ILLUSTRATED WARRIOR #5 (Of 7)$2.99 CRU4,753
2084.96BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER PART 1 #3$2.95 VIZ4,715
2094.91NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #100*$4.95 ANT4,668
2104.84EVIL ERNIE MANHATTAN DEATH TRIP #1 (MR)$3.50 CHA4,601
2114.7DORK TOWER LOTR SPECIAL$2.99 DOR4,468
2124.69TERRY MOORES PARADISE TOO #11$2.95 ABS4,459
2134.67DUNGEONS & DRAGONS BLACK & WHITE #5 (Of 6)$2.99 KZR4,440
2144.42GOLD DIGGER #37$2.99 ANT4,202
2154.3610TH MUSE #3*$3.50 AVA4,145
2164.16ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO PART 2 #2 (Of 5)$2.95 VIZ3,955
2174.15PUBO #1 (Of 3)$3.50 DAR3,945
2183.95CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #34$2.99 TKP3,755
2193.63INU YASHA PART 7 #4 (Of 8)$2.95 VIZ3,451
2203.62AGE OF BRONZE #15$3.50 IMA3,441
2213.62KODT ILLUSTRATED #16$2.99 KZR3,441
2223.59EVERYTHING CAN BE BEATEN (O/A) (MR)$3.95 SLA3,413
2233.58LADY DEATH  EVIL ERNIE PREMIUM ED #1$9.99 CHA3,403
2243.52LOONEY TUNES #96$2.25 DC3,346
2253.49ARCHIE #530$2.19 ARC3,318
2263.32TICK BIG XMAS TRILOGY #1$3.95 NEW3,156
2273.32LADY DEATH  EVIL ERNIE FOIL EDITION #1$20.00 CHA3,156
2283.31TICK BIG XMAS TRILOGY #2$3.95 NEW3,147
2293.28TICK BIG XMAS TRILOGY #3$3.95 NEW3,118
2303.25DAVE DORMANS WASTED LANDS #0$2.95 ROL3,090
2313.2JINGLE BELLE WINTER WINGDING ONE-SHOT$2.95 ONI3,042
2323.15BETTY & VERONICA #182$2.19 ARC2,995
2333.07DOGWITCH #2 (MR)$2.95 SIR2,918
2343.04WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD #5 (Of 6) (MR)$3.50 AVA2,890
2353.01KODT EVERKNIGHTS #3$2.99 KZR2,861
2363ENNIS & MCCREAS DICKS 2 #3 (Of 4) (MR)$3.50 AVA2,852
2372.96BLACK TIDE #3*$3.50 AVA2,814
2382.93BETTY #120$2.19 ARC2,785
2392.91NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES #3$2.95 SLA2,766
2402.91AP HOW TO DRAW MANGA #20$4.95 ANT2,766
2412.89CARTOON CARTOONS #14$2.25 DC2,747
2422.88SABRINA VOL 2 #39$2.19 ARC2,738
2432.87NODWICK #18$2.99 DOR2,728
2442.85BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #111$3.59 ARC2,709
2452.85EVIL ERNIE MANHATTAN DEATH TRIP PREM #1 (MR)$9.99 CHA2,709
2462.82VERONICA #134$2.19 ARC2,681
2472.77METAL HURLANT #3 (MR)$3.95 HUM2,633
2482.77ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #139$3.59 ARC2,633
2492.65BASTARD #12 EMPRESS (2 Of 4) (MR)$3.95 VIZ2,519
2502.63CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 4 #2 (Of 4)$3.50 VIZ2,500
2512.6KISSING CHAOS NONSTOP BEAUTY #2 (Of 4) (MR)$2.95 ONI2,472
2522.58CAVEWOMAN PREHISTORIC PINUPS BOOK 3 (MR)$4.50 AMR2,453
2532.57ARCHIE & FRIENDS #65$2.19 ARC2,443
2542.54PALOOKA VILLE #16 (RES)$4.75 DRA2,415
2552.53CHRISTIAN ZANIERS DARK CITY ANGEL #2$2.95 DRA2,405
2562.49ALICE IN SEXLAND #7 (A)$3.50 ERO2,367
2572.46ARCHIES MYSTERIES #25$2.19 ARC2,339
2582.36ARCHIE DIGEST #194$2.39 ARC2,244
2592.32JUGHEAD #148$2.19 ARC2,206
2602.3GOON #2$2.95 ALB2,186
2612.26ONE PLUS ONE #3 (Of 5) (MR)$2.95 ONI2,148
2622.24THREE DAYS IN EUROPE #1 (Of 5) (MR)$2.95 ONI2,129
2632.24CICI MINI-SERIES #4 (Of 4) (MR)$2.50 SPI2,129
2642.16LURID #2 (MR)$2.99 IDW2,053
2652.11LAUGH DIGEST #180$2.39 ARC2,006
2662.08BIG O PART 3 #1 (Of 4)$3.50 VIZ1,977
2672.02MARC HEMPELS NAKED BRAIN #3 (Of 3)$2.95 INS1,920
2682DREAMWAVE FALL 2002 PREVIEW BOOK (O/A)$1.00 DRE1,901
2691.99WARREN ELLIS SCARS WRPRND #1 (MR)$3.95 AVA1,892
2701.94MILK #32 (A)$2.99 RAD1,844
2711.94YOUNG WITCHES VOL 5 LEGACY #5 (A)$3.95 ERO1,844
2721.91SPACEHACK #2 (Of 3)$2.99 KZR1,816
2731.89AMELIA RULES #9$2.95 REN1,797
2741.84SUPERCAR #0 (Of 5)$2.95 MIS1,749
2751.83NHS SWIMSUIT SPECIAL 2002$4.50 ANT1,740
2761.79SKAGGY THE LOST #1 (Of 4) (MR)$3.50 SLA1,702
2771.73LAUGHTER O/T DAMNED #1 (MR)$2.65 AMP1,645
2781.71OCTAVIA #1$2.95 AMR1,626
2791.69LUFTWAFFE 1946 #3$5.95 ANT1,607
2801.69ZENDRA VOL 2 #5 WICKED WISH (Of 6)$2.95 PEN1,607
2811.68SILENT MOBIUS PART 11 BLOOD #5 (Of 5)$2.95 VIZ1,597
2821.68JASON & ARGOBOTS #3 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI1,597
2831.65MY MONKEYS NAME IS JENNIFER #5$2.95 SLA1,569
2841.64PS238 #0$2.99 DOR1,559
2851.63ENNIS & MCCREAS DICKS 2 OFFENSIVE #3 (Of 4) (MR)$3.95 AVA1,550
2861.58FURRLOUGH #119$2.99 RAD1,502
2871.5SQUEE #1 (STAR14181)$2.95 SLA1,426
2881.46SEXUAL POSITIONS O/T KAMA SUTRA #1 (A)$3.50 ERO1,388
2891.44EVIL EYE #10$3.50 FAN1,369
2901.43VAGABOND #13 (MR)$4.95 VIZ1,359
2911.43DILDO #1 (A)$3.50 ERO1,359
2921.43FINDER #29 (MR)$2.95 LIG1,359
2931.43TEENAGERS FROM MARS #4 (Of 8) (MR)$2.99 TEE1,359
2941.39FADE FROM BLUE #4 (Note Price)$1.50 SEC1,321
2951.38PROJECT ARMS PART 1 #3 (Of 16)$3.25 VIZ1,312
2961.34HEAD #3 (A)$3.50 ERO1,274
2971.33DUNGEON #3$2.95 NBM1,264
2981.33BANZAI GIRL LTD ED SKETCHBOOK$7.95 SIR1,264
2991.29OGENKI CLINIC VOL 9 #8 (A)$2.95 ICE1,226
3001.28BLUE EYES VOL 2 #1 (Of 5) (A)$3.95 WLP1,217

 

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 November 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 October, see 'Top 300 Comics--October 2002.'

 

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.'

 

For links to all of the Top 300 Comic and Top 300 Graphic Novel orders, see our 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics & Top 50 GN's Index.'

 
Rolling for Initiative--How to Sell Me Your Game (or Your Comic or Anything Else)
Column by Scott Thorne
This week, Thorne describes the process of selling a game (or other product) to a retailer.