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Top 300 Comics--December 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 12/01/2002 12:00am
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in December, see 'Top Comics Still Soft in December.'

 

For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see 'Weak Finish to a Strong Comics Year.'

 

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

 

QtyRank

GUIDE

Description

Price

PUB

Est.Qty

1

112.31

ULTIMATE WAR #1 (Of 4)

$2.25

MAR

122,884

2

106.03

ULTIMATE WAR #2 (Of 4)

$2.25

MAR

116,013

3

100

BATMAN #610

$2.25

DC

109,415

4

93.05

ULTIMATES #9 (RES)

$2.25

MAR

101,811

5

90.85

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33

$2.25

MAR

99,404

6

87.88

NEW X-MEN #135

$2.25

MAR

96,154

7

85.79

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #48

$2.25

MAR

93,867

8

84.23

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #32

$2.25

MAR

92,160

9

80.68

UNCANNY X-MEN #416

$2.25

MAR

88,276

10

80.33

ULTIMATE X-MEN #26

$2.25

MAR

87,893

11

67.07

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #3

$2.95

DRE

73,385

12

62.03

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #6

$2.95

DRE

67,870

13

61.93

ULTIMATE DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA #2 (Of 4)

$2.25

MAR

67,761

14

60.65

ULTIMATE DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA #3 (Of 4)

$2.25

MAR

66,360

15

59.06

WOLVERINE #184

$2.25

MAR

64,620

16

57.08

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE #2*

$2.95

IMA

62,454

17

56.26

JLA #76

$2.25

DC

61,557

18

55.65

TRUTH #2 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

60,889

19

52.47

CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 (RES)

$2.99

MAR

57,410

20

52.33

THUNDERCATS #5 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

57,257

21

50.73

AVENGERS #61

$2.25

MAR

55,506

22

50.4

AVENGERS #62

$2.25

MAR

55,145

23

50.18

GI JOE #13

$2.95

IMA

54,904

24

49.62

DAREDEVIL #40

$2.99

MAR

54,292

25

49.12

GREEN ARROW #20

$2.50

DC

53,745

26

48.46

ROBOTECH #1 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

53,023

27

48.41

SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #51

$2.25

MAR

52,968

28

46.63

X-TREME X-MEN X-POSE #2 (Of 2)

$2.99

MAR

51,020

29

46.45

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL II #5 (Of 6)

$3.50

DC

50,823

30

45.89

FANTASTIC FOUR #64

$2.25

MAR

50,211

31

44.48

INCREDIBLE HULK #48

$2.25

MAR

48,668

32

43.76

ROBOTECH #0

$2.50

DC

47,880

33

43.23

GI JOE FRONTLINE #3

$2.95

IMA

47,300

34

41.23

AQUAMAN #1

$2.50

DC

45,112

35

39.77

PUNISHER #20

$2.99

MAR

43,514

36

37.7

JSA #43

$2.50

DC

41,249

37

37.35

DETECTIVE COMICS #777

$2.75

DC

40,867

38

35.71

SPAWN #129

$2.50

IMA

39,072

39

34.92

BATTLE O/T PLANETS #6

$2.99

IMA

38,208

40

34.61

GREEN LANTERN #157

$2.25

DC

37,869

41

33.63

EXILES #20

$2.25

MAR

36,796

42

33.26

X-MEN UNLIMITED #40

$3.50

MAR

36,391

43

32.81

X-STATIX #6

$2.25

MAR

35,899

44

32.25

THOR #57

$2.25

MAR

35,286

45

31.56

WEAPON X #4

$2.25

MAR

34,531

46

31.52

SUPERMAN #189

$2.25

DC

34,488

47

30.61

IRON MAN #62

$2.25

MAR

33,492

48

30.48

IRON MAN #63

$2.25

MAR

33,350

49

30.17

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #36

$2.75

DC

33,011

50

29.81

ACTION COMICS #798

$2.25

DC

32,617

51

29.56

BATGIRL YEAR ONE #1 (Of 9)

$2.95

DC

32,343

52

29.32

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #611

$2.25

DC

32,080

53

29.15

HAWKMAN #10

$2.50

DC

31,894

54

28.87

BATGIRL #35

$2.50

DC

31,588

55

28.86

SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #133

$2.25

DC

31,577

56

28.47

PARADISE X #8 (Of 13)

$2.99

MAR

31,150

57

27.97

AGENT X #6

$2.25

MAR

30,603

58

27.82

CAPTAIN MARVEL #4

$2.25

MAR

30,439

59

27.51

NIGHTWING #76

$2.25

DC

30,100

60

26.48

WOLVERINE NETSUKE #4 (Of 4)

$3.99

MAR

28,973

61

26.1

AUTHORITY SCORCHED EARTH (MR)

$4.95

DC

28,557

62

25.76

FLASH #193

$2.25

DC

28,185

63

25.48

BIRDS OF PREY #50

$2.50

DC

27,879

64

25.29

BATMAN FAMILY #7 MR FUN (Of 8)

$2.25

DC

27,671

65

25.28

ELEKTRA #18

$2.99

MAR

27,660

66

25.27

BATMAN FAMILY #8 BLACKOUT (Of 8)

$2.95

DC

27,649

67

25.26

ELEKTRA #19

$2.99

MAR

27,638

68

25.16

SPIDER-MAN LEGEND O/T SPIDER CLAN #3 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

27,529

69

25.15

BATMAN FAMILY #6 TECHNICIAN (Of 8)

$2.25

DC

27,518

70

25.11

ALIAS #17 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

27,474

71

25.01

ULTIMATE ADVENTURES #4

$2.25

MAR

27,365

72

24.89

THUNDERBOLTS #75 (Note Price)

$3.50

MAR

27,233

73

24.63

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #162

$2.50

DC

26,949

74

24.48

GOTHAM CENTRAL #1

$2.50

DC

26,785

75

24.33

POWERS #27 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

26,621

76

22.99

BATMAN/ALIENS II #1 (Of 3)

$5.95

DC

25,155

77

22.85

MICRONAUTS #4*

$2.95

IMA

25,001

78

22.61

CATWOMAN #14

$2.50

DC

24,739

79

22.53

GOTHAM CENTRAL #2

$2.50

DC

24,651

80

22.38

MEKANIX #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

24,487

81

22.29

SPIDER-GIRL #54

$2.25

MAR

24,389

82

22.17

TOMB RAIDER #26

$2.99

IMA

24,257

83

22.09

ROBIN #109

$2.25

DC

24,170

84

21.9

STAR WARS EMPIRE #4

$2.99

DAR

23,962

85

21.9

LEGION #15

$2.50

DC

23,962

86

21.39

SHANG CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU #4 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

23,404

87

21.35

SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #21

$2.99

MAR

23,360

88

21.28

SOJOURN #18

$2.95

CRO

23,284

89

21.22

SOLDIER X #6

$2.25

MAR

23,218

90

20.8

YOUNG JUSTICE #52

$2.75

DC

22,758

91

20.78

FILTH #7 (Of 13) (MR)

$2.95

DC

22,736

92

20.31

FABLES #8 (MR)

$2.50

DC

22,222

93

19.63

GHOST IN THE SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #3 (MR)

$3.50

DAR

21,478

94

19.53

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #3 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

21,369

95

19.5

TITANS #48

$2.75

DC

21,336

96

19.08

STAR WARS TALES #14*

$5.99

DAR

20,876

97

18.78

MARVEL DOUBLE SHOT #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

20,548

98

18.56

SUPERGIRL #77

$2.50

DC

20,307

99

18.27

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #49

$2.99

DAR

19,990

100

18.24

TOM STRONG #19

$2.95

DC

19,957

101

18.13

LIBERTY MEADOWS #29

$2.95

IMA

19,837

102

18.13

GEN 13 #4

$2.95

DC

19,837

103

17.67

Y THE LAST MAN #6 (MR)

$2.95

DC

19,334

104

17.55

RUSE #15

$2.95

CRO

19,202

105

17.38

KILLRAVEN #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

19,016

106

16.81

BLACK PANTHER #52

$2.50

MAR

18,393

107

16.69

ALIAS AGENT BRISTOW #0*

$2.99

ACO

18,261

108

16.65

ARCHARDS AGENTS #1

$2.95

CRO

18,218

109

16.64

KISS #5*

$2.99

DAR

18,207

110

16.53

OUT THERE #15

$2.95

DC

18,086

111

16.32

HARLEY QUINN #27

$2.50

DC

17,857

112

16.06

HELLBLAZER #179 (MR)

$2.75

DC

17,572

113

15.78

MARVILLE #4

$2.25

MAR

17,266

114

15.74

PROMETHEA #24 (Note Price)

$2.95

DC

17,222

115

15.72

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #5 (MR)

$2.95

DC

17,200

116

15.65

100 BULLETS #41 (MR)

$2.50

DC

17,123

117

15.63

WAY O/T RAT #8

$2.95

CRO

17,102

118

15.44

WARLANDS VOL 3 #2

$2.95

DRE

16,894

119

15.24

PATH #10

$2.95

CRO

16,675

120

15.1

LONE WOLF 2100 #6

$2.99

DAR

16,522

121

14.92

FUTURAMA SIMPSONS SP CROSSOVER CRISIS #2 (Of 2)

$2.50

BON

16,325

122

14.92

GOTHAM GIRLS #5 (Of 5)

$2.25

DC

16,325

123

14.88

HELLBLAZER SPECIAL LADY CONSTANTINE #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

DC

16,281

124

14.65

WAR STORY J FOR JENNY

$4.95

DC

16,029

125

14.62

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #6 (MR)

$2.95

DC

15,996

126

14.35

BTVS #52 VIVA LAS BUFFY (2 Of 4)*

$2.99

DAR

15,701

127

14.14

SPECTRE #24

$2.75

DC

15,471

128

14

EDENS TRAIL #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

15,318

129

13.57

SCION #31

$2.95

CRO

14,848

130

13.43

MEK #2 (Of 3)

$2.95

DC

14,694

131

13.3

DOOM PATROL #15

$2.50

DC

14,552

132

13.27

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #14

$2.25

DC

14,519

133

13.15

RA SALVATORE DEMON WARS TRIAL BY FIRE #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

CRO

14,388

134

13.1

SIMPSONS COMICS #77

$2.50

BON

14,333

135

13.01

POWER COMPANY #11

$2.75

DC

14,235

136

12.72

LUCIFER #33 (MR)

$2.50

DC

13,918

137

12.34

AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #97

$2.95

DC

13,502

138

11.83

MYSTIC #31 (Net)

$1.48

CRO

12,944

139

11.76

ROUTE 666 #7

$2.95

CRO

12,867

140

11.75

NEGATION #13

$2.95

CRO

12,856

141

11.53

CRUX #21

$2.95

CRO

12,616

142

11.24

FIRST #26

$2.95

CRO

12,298

143

11.22

SIGIL #31

$2.95

CRO

12,276

144

11.17

REX MUNDI #1

$2.95

IMA

12,222

145

11.1

SAVAGE DRAGON #106

$2.95

IMA

12,145

146

11.08

ATHENA INC #5*

$2.95

IMA

12,123

147

11.03

TOM JUDGE END OF DAYS #1

$3.99

IMA

12,068

148

10.96

MERIDIAN #31

$2.95

CRO

11,992

149

10.91

HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #18 (MR)

$2.75

DC

11,937

150

10.81

HAWAIIAN DICK #1

$2.95

IMA

11,828

151

10.73

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #57

$2.25

DC

11,740

152

10.69

HELLSPAWN #20

$2.50

IMA

11,696

153

10.33

CODENAME KNOCKOUT #19 (MR)

$2.75

DC

11,303

154

9.97

WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL 1967 #1

$4.95

DC

10,909

155

9.46

ZERO GIRL FULL CIRCLE #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

10,351

156

9.3

GRENDEL RED WHITE & BLACK #4 (Of 4)

$4.99

DAR

10,176

157

8.93

AMERICAN CENTURY #21 (MR)

$2.75

DC

9,771

158

8.87

FATE O/T BLADE #5 (MR)

$2.95

DRE

9,705

159

8.82

VAMPIRELLA #16 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

9,650

160

8.77

21 DOWN #4

$2.95

DC

9,596

161

8.43

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #6 (MR)

$2.95

DC

9,224

162

8.32

XIN LEGEND O/T MONKEY KING #2

$2.99

HAR

9,103

163

8.15

SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #2 FEB 2003

$4.95

VIZ

8,917

164

7.98

ARKANIUM #4

$2.95

DRE

8,731

165

7.98

NOBLE CAUSES FAMILY SECRETS #3*

$2.95

IMA

8,731

166

7.97

POWERPUFF GIRLS #33

$2.25

DC

8,720

167

7.79

POINT BLANK #5 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

8,523

168

7.59

FOREVER MAELSTROM #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

8,305

169

7.58

3 LITTLE KITTENS #3 (Of 3)

$2.95

BRO

8,294

170

7.44

VERTIGO POP LONDON #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

DC

8,140

171

6.87

TECH JACKET #2 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

7,517

172

6.83

BLACK SUN #4 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.95

DC

7,473

173

6.73

OH MY GODDESS #93 TRAVELER (3 Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

7,364

174

6.73

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #7

$2.95

MIR

7,364

175

6.64

FIGHT FOR TOMORROW #4 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.50

DC

7,265

176

6.43

RESISTANCE #4

$2.95

DC

7,035

177

6.39

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #74

$3.99

KZR

6,992

178

6.34

REID FLEMING/FLAMING CARROT CROSSOVER #1

$3.99

DAR

6,937

179

6.16

QUEEN & COUNTRY DECLASSIFIED #2 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

6,740

180

5.97

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #74 FALL FROST (2 Of 6)

$2.99

DAR

6,532

181

5.68

CEREBUS #285

$2.25

AAR

6,215

182

5.53

SCOOBY-DOO #67

$2.25

DC

6,051

183

5.35

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #118

$2.19

ARC

5,854

184

5.24

J SCOTT CAMPBELL DANGER GIRL SKETCHBOOK NEW PRTG

$6.95

DC

5,733

185

4.96

SUPER MANGA BLAST #28 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

5,427

186

4.86

PARADIGM #4

$3.50

IMA

5,318

187

4.7

DRAGONBALL PART 5 #7 (Of 7)

$2.95

VIZ

5,143

188

4.52

BANZAI GIRL #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

SIR

4,946

189

4.41

CANNON GOD EXAXXION STAGE 2 (4 Of 5) #12 (MR) (Note Price)

$3.99

DAR

4,825

190

4.4

RANMA 1/2 PART 11 #10 (Of 11)

$2.95

VIZ

4,814

191

4.31

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER PART 1 #4

$2.95

VIZ

4,716

192

4.2

MAGE KNIGHT STOLEN DESTINY #3 (Of 5)

$3.50

IDW

4,595

193

4.12

BLACK HOLE #10 (MR)

$4.50

FAN

4,508

194

4.06

TOP COW CLASSICS BATTLE O/T PLANETS #1

$2.99

IMA

4,442

195

4.02

BIG DADDY DANGER #5 (Of 9)

$2.95

DC

4,398

196

3.99

SHI ILLUSTRATED WARRIOR #6 (Of 7)

$2.99

CRU

4,366

197

3.91

DARKNESS FALLS TOOTH FAIRY TRAGIC LIFE OF MATILDA DIXON

$2.99

DAR

4,278

198

3.9

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

$2.99

KZR

4,267

199

3.75

GOLD DIGGER #38

$3.50

ANT

4,103

200

3.66

GLOOM COOKIE MONSTERS CHRISTMAS COLOR SP (MR)

$3.95

SLA

4,005

201

3.61

WARREN ELLIS SCARS #2 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.50

AVA

3,950

202

3.51

ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO PART 2 #3 (Of 5)

$2.95

VIZ

3,840

203

3.45

DORK TOWER #22

$2.99

DOR

3,775

204

3.42

COURTNEY CRUMRIN & COVEN OF MYSTICS #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

ONI

3,742

205

3.33

TICK GOLDEN AGE COMIC #3*

$4.95

NEW

3,644

206

3.19

RADISKULL & DEVIL DOLL RADISKULL HATE CHRISTMAS ONE-SHOT

$2.50

IMA

3,490

207

3.15

LOONEY TUNES #97

$2.25

DC

3,447

208

3.13

LUBAS COMICS & STORIES #3 (RES) (MR)

$3.50

FAN

3,425

209

3.09

INU YASHA PART 7 #5 (Of 8)

$2.95

VIZ

3,381

210

3.02

KODT ILLUSTRATED #17

$2.99

KZR

3,304

211

3.01

CAVEWOMAN PANGAEAN SEA #6

$3.25

AMR

3,293

212

3

RAIJIN COMICS #1 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

3,282

213

2.99

DEXTERS LABORATORY #33

$2.25

DC

3,272

214

2.98

DRAGON ARMS #1

$4.95

ANT

3,261

215

2.85

ARCHIE #531

$2.19

ARC

3,118

216

2.74

KILLBOX #1

$5.00

ANT

2,998

217

2.7

RAIJIN COMICS #2 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,954

218

2.69

AWESOME MAN #1

$2.95

AST

2,943

219

2.63

BETTY & VERONICA #183

$2.19

ARC

2,878

220

2.62

RAIJIN COMICS #3 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,867

221

2.6

RAIJIN COMICS #4 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,845

222

2.58

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

$3.50

AVA

2,823

223

2.54

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #112

$3.59

ARC

2,779

224

2.5

DOGWITCH #3 (MR)

$2.95

SIR

2,735

225

2.49

RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT INVADERS #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

2,724

226

2.48

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #101

$3.50

ANT

2,713

227

2.45

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

$3.50

AVA

2,681

228

2.42

PVP #8

$2.99

DOR

2,648

229

2.42

BETTY #121

$2.19

ARC

2,648

230

2.4

SABRINA VOL 2 #40

$2.19

ARC

2,626

231

2.37

JUNGLE FANTASY #1* (MR)

$3.50

AVA

2,593

232

2.33

VERONICA #135

$2.19

ARC

2,549

233

2.32

SABRINA VOL 2 #41

$2.19

ARC

2,538

234

2.25

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #72

$3.59

ARC

2,462

235

2.24

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #66

$2.19

ARC

2,451

236

2.23

LITTLE GLOOMY ADVENTURES #1

$3.95

SLA

2,440

237

2.21

ALICE IN SEXLAND #8 (A)

$3.50

ERO

2,418

238

2.2

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #58

$2.19

ARC

2,407

239

2.2

BASTARD #13 EMPRESS (MR)

$3.95

VIZ

2,407

240

2.18

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 4 #3 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

2,385

241

2.15

POISON ELVES COMPANION

$3.50

SIR

2,352

242

2.13

GOON #3

$2.95

ALB

2,331

243

2.13

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #135

$2.39

ARC

2,331

244

2.11

ARCHIE DIGEST #195

$2.39

ARC

2,309

245

2.09

JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #91

$3.59

ARC

2,287

246

1.99

SUPERCAR #1

$2.95

MIS

2,177

247

1.84

GENUS #57 (A)

$3.50

RAD

2,013

248

1.83

LAUGH DIGEST #181

$2.39

ARC

2,002

249

1.77

JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #180

$2.39

ARC

1,937

250

1.73

BATTLE O/T PLANETS #2 ANIMATION CVR EXC (Net)

$5.00

IMA

1,893

251

1.68

DFE MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE ALT CVR #1

$6.99

DYN

1,838

252

1.66

BIG O PART 3 #2 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

1,816

253

1.58

MONSTER CLUB #1

$3.50

APC

1,729

254

1.55

THREE DAYS IN EUROPE #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

1,696

255

1.48

SKY BETWEEN BRANCHES #0 (O/A)

$2.99

CMX

1,619

256

1.44

LUFTWAFFE 1946 #4

$5.95

ANT

1,576

257

1.42

JACK STAFF #12

$2.95

DEP

1,554

258

1.42

SILENT MOBIUS PART 12 HELL #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

VIZ

1,554

259

1.4

SPACEHACK #3 (Of 3)

$2.99

KZR

1,532

260

1.39

ZENDRA VOL 2 #6 (Of 6)

$2.95

PEN

1,521

261

1.39

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

$3.95

AVA

1,521

262

1.36

AG SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #6 (A)

$4.99

ICA

1,488

263

1.36

JUNGLE FANTASY #1/2*

$3.95

COM

1,488

264

1.35

FURRLOUGH #120

$2.99

RAD

1,477

265

1.32

WARREN ELLIS SCARS #2 (Of 6) WRPRND (MR)

$3.95

AVA

1,444

266

1.3

JASON & ARGOBOTS #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

ONI

1,422

267

1.26

ARSENIC LULLABIES JAN 2003 #4

$2.65

AMP

1,379

268

1.22

CHERRY PRIME #1 (A)

$6.00

HIP

1,335

269

1.22

SPIRIT O/T AMAZON #1 (MR)

$2.95

NWS

1,335

270

1.22

NAUGHTY BITS #37 (MR)

$2.95

FAN

1,335

271

1.17

VAGABOND #14 (MR)

$4.95

VIZ

1,280

272

1.17

LOST STOCK OF CHILDREN #1

$2.99

NEK

1,280

273

1.17

REAR ENTRY #2 (A)

$3.50

ERO

1,280

274

1.14

TUESDAY #2 (Of 2)

$2.95

KIM

1,247

275

1.12

INQUISITOR #1 (MR)

$3.95

VER

1,225

276

1.08

WARRIOR NUN AREALA #13

$2.99

ANT

1,182

277

1.05

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #6 (STAR14549)

$2.95

SLA

1,149

278

1.03

WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD #6 WRPRND

$3.95

AVA

1,127

279

1.02

OH MY #1 (A)

$2.95

ICE

1,116

280

1.01

HIP FLASK UNNATURAL SELECTION (O/A)

$2.99

ACT

1,105

281

0.99

RGA MAGAZINE #1 (MR)

$9.90

GUT

1,083

282

0.99

PROJECT ARMS PART 1 #4 (Of 16)

$3.25

VIZ

1,083

283

0.98

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #5 (STAR14548)

$2.95

SLA

1,072

284

0.98

ORIENT SEXPRESS #4 (A)

$3.50

ERO

1,072

285

0.96

COLONIA #8

$2.95

COL

1,050

286

0.95

DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #6

$2.95

DIG

1,039

287

0.94

WEAPON BROWN

$4.95

DEA

1,029

288

0.94

WARHAMMER MONTHLY #62

$3.50

GAM

1,029

289

0.93

WARHAMMER MONTHLY #63 (Note Price)

$5.95

GAM

1,018

290

0.91

VAMPIRE YUI VOL 5 #4

$2.95

ICE

996

291

0.89

RGA MAGAZINE #2 (MR)

$9.90

GUT

974

292

0.87

ZOIDS #11

$5.95

VIZ

952

293

0.87

HEARTCORE #3 (A)

$2.95

ICE

952

294

0.86

VAMPIRELLA #16 LTD ED*

$9.95

HAR

941

295

0.85

COLLIERS VOL 2 #2 (MR)

$3.50

DRA

930

296

0.85

RGA MAGAZINE #3 (MR)

$9.90

GUT

930

297

0.85

RGA MAGAZINE #4 (MR)

$9.90

GUT

930

298

0.84

ELVIRA #116

$2.50

CLA

919

299

0.83

OPPOSITE FORCES #2

$2.95

FPP

908

300

0.83

BASEMENT COMICS AMRYL SAN DIEGO 2002 JAM BOOK*

$5.00

AMR

908

 
 

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

 

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.'

 

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.'

 
 
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