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Top 300 Comics--January 2003

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 12/22/2002 12:00am
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in January, see 'Batman Tops January Comics.'

 

For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see 'Comic Dollars Down for January.'

 

For the top 50 graphic novels in January, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels--January 2003.'

 

QtyRank

Guide

Description

Price

Pub

Est.Qty

1

100

BATMAN #611

$2.25

DC

120,042

2

88.65

ULTIMATE WAR #3 (Of 4)

$2.25

MAR

106,417

3

78.13

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #34

$2.25

MAR

93,789

4

77.87

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #35

$2.25

MAR

93,477

5

77.85

NEW X-MEN #136

$2.25

MAR

93,453

6

75

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49

$2.25

MAR

90,032

7

70.47

ULTIMATE X-MEN #27

$2.25

MAR

84,594

8

70.32

ULTIMATE X-MEN #28

$2.25

MAR

84,414

9

69.91

UNCANNY X-MEN #417

$2.25

MAR

83,921

10

69.69

UNCANNY X-MEN #418

$2.25

MAR

83,657

11

57.09

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #7*

$2.95

DRE

68,532

12

55.07

ULTIMATE DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA #4 (Of 4)

$2.25

MAR

66,107

13

52.29

DAREDEVIL #42

$2.99

MAR

62,770

14

51.83

WOLVERINE #185

$2.25

MAR

62,218

15

50.42

X-TREME X-MEN #20

$2.99

MAR

60,525

16

50.32

JLA #77

$2.25

DC

60,405

17

49.36

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #4

$2.95

DRE

59,253

18

46.19

AVENGERS #63

$2.25

MAR

55,447

19

45.78

CAPTAIN AMERICA #8

$2.99

MAR

54,955

20

44.51

TRUTH #3 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

53,431

21

43.78

GREEN ARROW #21

$2.50

DC

52,554

22

42.9

HULK/WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

51,498

23

41.31

SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #52

$2.25

MAR

49,589

24

40.93

FANTASTIC FOUR #65

$2.25

MAR

49,133

25

40.83

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE #3*

$2.95

IMA

49,013

26

40.76

GI JOE #14

$2.95

IMA

48,929

27

40.53

HULK/WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

48,653

28

40.06

INCREDIBLE HULK #49

$2.25

MAR

48,089

29

35.54

THOR #58

$2.25

MAR

42,663

30

34.66

PUNISHER #21

$2.99

MAR

41,607

31

34.41

IRON MAN #64

$2.25

MAR

41,306

32

34.19

GI JOE FRONTLINE #4

$2.95

IMA

41,042

33

33.47

JSA #44

$2.50

DC

40,178

34

31.9

DETECTIVE COMICS #778

$2.75

DC

38,293

35

30.85

GREEN LANTERN #158

$2.25

DC

37,033

36

30.77

SPAWN #130

$2.50

IMA

36,937

37

30.48

ROBOTECH #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

36,589

38

30.41

AQUAMAN #2

$2.50

DC

36,505

39

30.08

EXILES #21

$2.25

MAR

36,109

40

29.83

X-MEN UNLIMITED #41

$3.50

MAR

35,809

41

28.15

X-STATIX #7

$2.25

MAR

33,792

42

27.5

DAREDEVIL MOVIE OFFICIAL COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION

$3.50

MAR

33,012

43

26.5

WEAPON X #5

$2.25

MAR

31,811

44

26.43

ACTION COMICS #799

$2.25

DC

31,727

45

26.23

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #37

$2.75

DC

31,487

46

25.72

SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #1 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

30,875

47

25.6

HAWKMAN #11

$2.50

DC

30,731

48

25.58

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #612

$2.25

DC

30,707

49

25.35

BATGIRL #36

$2.50

DC

30,431

50

25.35

SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #134 (Note Price)

$2.75

DC

30,431

51

25.11

CAPTAIN MARVEL #5

$2.25

MAR

30,143

52

24.51

AGENT X #7

$2.25

MAR

29,422

53

24.39

NIGHTWING #77

$2.25

DC

29,278

54

24.32

DARKNESS VOL 2 #2

$2.99

IMA

29,194

55

24.02

SUPERMAN VS DARKSEID APOKOLIPS NOW

$2.95

DC

28,834

56

23.91

PARADISE X RAGNAROK #1 (Of 2)

$2.99

MAR

28,702

57

23.85

BATGIRL YEAR ONE #2 (Of 9)

$2.95

DC

28,630

58

22.96

FLASH #194

$2.25

DC

27,562

59

22.87

ELEKTRA #20

$2.99

MAR

27,454

60

22.49

ALIAS #19 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

26,997

61

22.18

ALIAS #18 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

26,625

62

21.75

POWERS #28 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

26,109

63

21.7

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #163

$2.50

DC

26,049

64

21.37

SPIDER-MAN LEGEND O/T SPIDER CLAN #4 (Of 5)

$2.25

MAR

25,653

65

21.03

BIRDS OF PREY #51

$2.50

DC

25,245

66

20.57

JLA/SPECTRE SOUL WAR #1 (Of 2)

$5.95

DC

24,693

67

19.87

CATWOMAN #15

$2.50

DC

23,852

68

19.8

TOMB RAIDER #27

$2.99

IMA

23,768

69

19.78

WITCHBLADE #62

$2.99

IMA

23,744

70

19.78

FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

23,744

71

19.78

LEGION #16

$2.50

DC

23,744

72

19.63

SPIDER-GIRL #55

$2.25

MAR

23,564

73

19.53

SPIDER-GIRL #56

$2.25

MAR

23,444

74

19.39

STAR WARS EMPIRE #5

$2.99

DAR

23,276

75

19.31

ROBIN #110

$2.25

DC

23,180

76

19.28

ULTIMATE ADVENTURES #4 (RES)

$2.25

MAR

23,144

77

19.24

WONDER WOMAN #188 (RES)

$2.25

DC

23,096

78

19.22

WONDER WOMAN #187 (RES)

$2.25

DC

23,072

79

19.05

SOJOURN #19

$2.95

CRO

22,868

80

19.05

BOTP/WITCHBLADE #1

$6.99

IMA

22,868

81

18.87

BATMAN ALIENS II #2 (Of 3)

$5.95

DC

22,652

82

18.75

SUPERGIRL #78

$2.50

DC

22,508

83

18.68

YOUNG JUSTICE #53

$2.75

DC

22,424

84

18.31

FABLES #9 (MR)

$2.50

DC

21,980

85

18.21

MEKANIX #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

21,860

86

18.19

SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #22

$2.99

MAR

21,836

87

17.83

FILTH #8 (Of 13) (MR)

$2.95

DC

21,403

88

17.79

SOLDIER X #7

$2.25

MAR

21,355

89

17.33

GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #4 (MR)

$3.50

DAR

20,803

90

17.27

ROBOTECH SOURCEBOOK

$2.95

DC

20,731

91

17.26

Y THE LAST MAN #7 (MR)

$2.95

DC

20,719

92

17.25

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #50 (Note Price)

$5.99

DAR

20,707

93

17.25

SHANG CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

20,707

94

17.19

TITANS #49

$2.75

DC

20,635

95

16.85

GOTHAM CENTRAL #3

$2.50

DC

20,227

96

16.39

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #4 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

19,675

97

15.87

GEN 13 #5

$2.95

DC

19,051

98

15.46

RUSE #16

$2.95

CRO

18,558

99

15.38

BRATH PREQUEL

$2.95

CRO

18,462

100

14.92

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #9 (Of 12)

$2.99

IMA

17,910

101

14.81

RED STAR VOL 2 #2

$2.95

ARC

17,778

102

14.79

BLACK PANTHER #53

$2.50

MAR

17,754

103

14.58

CSI CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

17,502

104

14.37

HARLEY QUINN #28

$2.50

DC

17,250

105

14.31

TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES #6

$2.95

DC

17,178

106

14.24

HELLBLAZER #180 (MR)

$2.75

DC

17,094

107

14.24

MARVILLE ORIGINVILLE #5

$2.25

MAR

17,094

108

14.09

100 BULLETS #42 (MR)

$2.50

DC

16,914

109

14.05

KISS #6*

$2.99

DAR

16,866

110

13.89

KILLRAVEN #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

16,674

111

13.74

WARLANDS VOL 3 #3

$2.95

DRE

16,494

112

13.69

SUPERMAN LAST STAND ON KRYPTON

$6.95

DC

16,434

113

13.65

WAY O/T RAT #9

$2.95

CRO

16,386

114

13.58

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #6 (MR)

$2.95

DC

16,302

115

13.28

PATH #11

$2.95

CRO

15,942

116

13.15

MARVEL DOUBLE SHOT #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

15,786

117

12.96

LONE WOLF 2100 #7

$2.99

DAR

15,557

118

12.75

BTVS #53 VIVA LAS BUFFY (3 Of 4)*

$2.99

DAR

15,305

119

12.69

SANDSCAPE #1

$2.95

DRE

15,233

120

12.55

BATMAN GOLDEN STREETS OF GOTHAM

$6.95

DC

15,065

121

12.53

WAR STORY CONDORS (MR)

$4.95

DC

15,041

122

12.49

LIMBO CITY #1 (RES)

$2.95

DRE

14,993

123

12.47

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #7 (MR)

$2.95

DC

14,969

124

12.39

SPECTRE #25

$2.75

DC

14,873

125

12

SANDMAN PRESENTS BAST #1 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.95

DC

14,405

126

11.96

SCION #32

$2.95

CRO

14,357

127

11.96

LONE WOLF 2100 RED FILES

$2.99

DAR

14,357

128

11.76

DOOM PATROL #16

$2.50

DC

14,117

129

11.76

CROSSOVERS #1

$2.95

CRO

14,117

130

11.73

HELLBLAZER SPECIAL LADY CONSTANTINE #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

DC

14,081

131

11.62

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #15

$2.25

DC

13,949

132

11.59

SIMPSONS COMICS #78

$2.50

BON

13,913

133

11.52

SLEEPER #1 (MR)

$2.95

DC

13,829

134

11.36

LUCIFER #34 (MR)

$2.50

DC

13,637

135

11.31

CRUX #22 KEY ISSUE (Net)

$1.48

CRO

13,577

136

11.07

POWER COMPANY #12

$2.75

DC

13,289

137

10.74

AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #98

$2.95

DC

12,893

138

10.36

NEGATION #14

$2.95

CRO

12,436

139

10.36

MEK #3 (Of 3)

$2.95

DC

12,436

140

10.36

ROUTE 666 #8

$2.95

CRO

12,436

141

10.31

MYSTIC #32

$2.95

CRO

12,376

142

10.07

FIRST #27

$2.95

CRO

12,088

143

9.96

SAVAGE DRAGON #107

$3.95

IMA

11,956

144

9.93

EDENS TRAIL #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

11,920

145

9.91

RA SALVATORE DEMON WARS TRIAL BY FIRE #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

CRO

11,896

146

9.91

SIGIL #32

$2.95

CRO

11,896

147

9.74

HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #19 (MR)

$2.75

DC

11,692

148

9.72

MERIDIAN #32

$2.95

CRO

11,668

149

9.68

DOMINION #1

$2.95

IMA

11,620

150

9.58

HELLSPAWN #21

$2.50

IMA

11,500

151

9.53

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #58

$2.25

DC

11,440

152

9.41

STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #56

$2.95

ABS

11,296

153

9.16

CODENAME KNOCKOUT #20 (MR)

$2.75

DC

10,996

154

9.12

FUTURAMA COMICS #11

$2.50

BON

10,948

155

9.09

CLOCK MAKER #1 (Of 12)

$2.50

IMA

10,912

156

8.35

GRENDEL GOD & DEVIL #0 (MR)

$3.50

DAR

10,024

157

8.31

INVINCIBLE #1

$2.95

IMA

9,975

158

8.19

FATE O/T BLADE #5 (RES) (MR)

$2.95

DRE

9,831

159

7.98

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #18 (MR)

$2.95

BRO

9,579

160

7.89

VENTURE #1

$2.95

IMA

9,471

161

7.88

AMERICAN CENTURY #22 (MR)

$2.75

DC

9,459

162

7.81

VAMPIRELLA #17 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

9,375

163

7.67

ZERO GIRL FULL CIRCLE #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

9,207

164

7.59

VAMPI #25 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

9,111

165

7.51

FIREBREATHER #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

9,015

166

7.46

ALAN MOORES COURTYARD #1 (MR)

$3.50

AVA

8,955

167

7.29

NOBLE CAUSES FAMILY SECRETS #4*

$2.95

IMA

8,751

168

7.29

21 DOWN #5

$2.95

DC

8,751

169

7.1

XIN LEGEND O/T MONKEY KING #3 REG CVR

$2.99

HAR

8,523

170

7.01

VIOLENT MESSIAHS LAMENTING PAIN #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

8,415

171

6.99

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #7 (MR)

$2.95

DC

8,391

172

6.89

HAWAIIAN DICK #2

$2.95

IMA

8,271

173

6.82

POWERPUFF GIRLS #34

$2.25

DC

8,187

174

6.54

SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #3 MARCH 2003

$4.95

VIZ

7,851

175

6.26

USAGI YOJIMBO #63

$2.99

DAR

7,515

176

6.18

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

$2.95

DC

7,419

177

6.03

QUEEN & COUNTRY #13 (MR)

$2.95

ONI

7,239

178

6.01

SUPERBOY #147 FACSIMILE ED

$6.95

DC

7,215

179

5.96

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #75

$3.99

KZR

7,155

180

5.87

OH MY GODDESS #94 TRAVELER (4 Of 5)

$2.99

DAR

7,046

181

5.68

TECH JACKET #3

$2.95

IMA

6,818

182

5.5

NEVERMEN STREETS OF BLOOD #1 (Of 3)

$2.99

DAR

6,602

183

5.37

BLACK SUN #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.95

DC

6,446

184

5.35

RESISTANCE #5

$2.95

DC

6,422

185

5.35

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #75 FALL FROST (3 Of 6) (MR)

$2.99

DAR

6,422

186

5.35

GIRL GENIUS #9

$3.95

STF

6,422

187

5.32

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

$2.95

ONI

6,386

188

5.28

STRAY BULLETS #29 (MR)

$3.50

EL

6,338

189

5.23

FIGHT FOR TOMORROW #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.50

DC

6,278

190

5.15

CEREBUS #286

$2.25

AAR

6,182

191

5.06

FOREVER MAELSTROM #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

6,074

192

4.74

SCOOBY-DOO #68

$2.25

DC

5,690

193

4.6

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #119

$2.19

ARC

5,522

194

4.37

SUPER MANGA BLAST #29 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

5,246

195

4.23

DRAGONBALL PART 6 #1 (Of 8) (Note Price)

$3.50

VIZ

5,078

196

4

METAL HURLANT #4 (MR)

$3.95

HUM

4,802

197

3.95

POISON ELVES #71 (RES)

$2.95

SIR

4,742

198

3.94

CANNON GOD EXAXXION STAGE 2 (5 Of 5) #13 (MR)

$3.50

DAR

4,730

199

3.91

PARADIGM #5 (MR) (Note Price)

$2.95

IMA

4,694

200

3.85

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

$2.95

VIZ

4,622

201

3.71

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER PART 1 #5

$2.95

VIZ

4,454

202

3.37

GOLD DIGGER #39

$3.50

ANT

4,045

203

3.13

MAGE KNIGHT STOLEN DESTINY #4 (Of 5)

$3.50

IDW

3,757

204

3.1

WARREN ELLIS SCARS #3 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.50

AVA

3,721

205

3.09

BIG DADDY DANGER #6 (Of 9)

$2.95

DC

3,709

206

2.98

ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO PART 2 #4 (Of 5)

$2.95

VIZ

3,577

207

2.71

LOONEY TUNES #98

$2.25

DC

3,253

208

2.7

INU YASHA PART 7 #6 (Of 8)

$2.95

VIZ

3,241

209

2.67

KODT ILLUSTRATED #18

$2.99

KZR

3,205

210

2.63

ALAN MOORES COURTYARD WRPRND #1 (MR)

$3.95

AVA

3,157

211

2.53

CARTOON CARTOONS #15

$2.25

DC

3,037

212

2.46

BONEYARD #9

$2.95

NBM

2,953

213

2.43

ARCHIE #532

$2.19

ARC

2,917

214

2.41

COURTNEY CRUMRIN & COVEN OF MYSTICS #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

ONI

2,893

215

2.35

DOGWITCH #4 (MR)

$2.95

SIR

2,821

216

2.26

BETTY & VERONICA #184

$2.19

ARC

2,713

217

2.24

NODWICK #19

$2.99

DOR

2,689

218

2.23

BONDAGE FAIRIES EXTREME #14 (A)

$3.50

ERO

2,677

219

2.2

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #102

$3.50

ANT

2,641

220

2.19

AP HOW TO DRAW MANGA #21

$4.95

ANT

2,629

221

2.18

KODT EVERKNIGHTS #4

$2.99

KZR

2,617

222

2.16

PUBO #2 (Of 3)

$3.50

DAR

2,593

223

2.1

VERONICA #136

$2.19

ARC

2,521

224

2.08

BETTY #122

$2.19

ARC

2,497

225

2.08

SABRINA VOL 2 #42

$2.19

ARC

2,497

226

2

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #140

$3.59

ARC

2,401

227

1.99

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #67

$2.19

ARC

2,389

228

1.86

KISSING CHAOS NONSTOP BEAUTY #3 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

2,233

229

1.84

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #73

$3.59

ARC

2,209

230

1.83

KILLBOX #2

$5.00

ANT

2,197

231

1.77

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 4 #4 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

2,125

232

1.77

BASTARD #14 EMPRESS PART 4 (Of 4) (MR)

$3.95

VIZ

2,125

233

1.76

ONE PLUS ONE #4 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

2,113

234

1.76

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #136

$2.39

ARC

2,113

235

1.71

HSU & CHAN #1

$2.95

SLA

2,053

236

1.7

ARCHIE DIGEST #196

$2.39

ARC

2,041

237

1.7

JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #92

$3.59

ARC

2,041

238

1.69

NEOTOPIA #1

$3.95

ANT

2,029

239

1.68

DRAGON ARMS #2

$3.50

ANT

2,017

240

1.65

JUGHEAD #149

$2.19

ARC

1,981

241

1.64

RAIJIN COMICS #5 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

1,969

242

1.63

RAIJIN COMICS #6 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

1,957

243

1.63

WANDERLUST HEAVENS FIRE #1 (Of 3)

$2.95

CHI

1,957

244

1.62

RAIJIN COMICS #7 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

1,945

245

1.62

RAIJIN COMICS #8 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

1,945

246

1.58

ARCHIE MYSTERIES #26

$2.19

ARC

1,897

247

1.57

PRO (STAR16409) (MR)

$5.95

IMA

1,885

248

1.55

MILK #33 (A)

$2.99

RAD

1,861

249

1.51

BANZAI GIRL #1 ENCORE ED

$2.95

SIR

1,813

250

1.45

JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #181

$2.39

ARC

1,741

251

1.43

TWILIGHT X STORM #1

$3.50

ANT

1,717

252

1.42

SHI PANDORAS BOX PREVIEW TUCCI CVR

$1.99

AVA

1,705

253

1.39

BIG O PART 3 #3 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

1,669

254

1.29

LATEX ALICE #0

$2.95

AMR

1,549

255

1.28

LUFTWAFFE 1946 #5

$5.95

ANT

1,537

256

1.26

MY MONKEYS NAME IS JENNIFER #6

$2.95

SLA

1,513

257

1.2

SMALL FAVORS #7 (A)

$3.50

ERO

1,441

258

1.19

SILENT MOBIUS PART 12 HELL #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

VIZ

1,428

259

1.18

MOONSTONE MONSTERS VAMPIRE VIXENS #1

$2.95

MNS

1,416

260

1.18

FINDER #30 (MR)

$2.95

LIG

1,416

261

1.16

FADE FROM BLUE #5

$1.50

SEC

1,392

262

1.16

STEWART THE RAT #1 (MR)

$3.95

ABO

1,392

263

1.15

FURRLOUGH #121

$2.99

RAD

1,380

264

1.12

I LOVE YOU #1 (A)

$2.95

ICE

1,344

265

1.1

SUPERCAR #2

$2.95

MIS

1,320

266

1.09

DAWN CONVENTION SKETCH BOOK LTD ED

$20.00

LIN

1,308

267

1.08

WARREN ELLIS SCARS WRPRND #3 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.95

AVA

1,296

268

1.08

CONTENT #1

$3.00

DI

1,296

269

1.07

JACK THE LANTERN #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.00

CAS

1,284

270

1.05

JENNIFER DAYDREAMER #1 OLIVER

$4.95

TOP

1,260

271

1.04

SNAPDRAGONS #3

$2.99

DOR

1,248

272

1.02

VAGABOND #15 (MR)

$4.95

VIZ

1,224

273

1.02

ALAN MOORES COURTYARD S/N INCENTIVE (Net)

$2.50

AVA

1,224

274

1.02

LUMAKICK #1 (MR)

$4.95

LUM

1,224

275

0.98

MENAGE A TROIS #2 (A)

$3.50

ERO

1,176

276

0.96

GENUS MALE #2 (A)

$4.99

RAD

1,152

277

0.94

WARRIOR NUN AREALA #14

$3.50

ANT

1,128

278

0.93

DUNGEON #4

$2.95

NBM

1,116

279

0.93

LAB #2

$2.99

AST

1,116

280

0.87

CUSP ONE-SHOT (MR)

$3.95

ALT

1,044

281

0.86

WARHAMMER MONTHLY #64

$3.50

GAM

1,032

282

0.86

MONSTER CLUB #2

$3.50

APC

1,032

283

0.85

SHI PANDORAS BOX PREVIEW*

$5.95

AVA

1,020

284

0.84

JANES WORLD #1

$2.95

GIR

1,008

285

0.81

OH MY #2 (A)

$2.95

ICE

972

286

0.77

PROJECT ARMS PART 1 #5 (Of 16)

$3.25

VIZ

924

287

0.77

VAMPIRE YUI VOL 5 #5

$2.95

ICE

924

288

0.76

VAMPIRELLA #17 LTD ED*

$9.95

HAR

912

289

0.74

ELVIRA #117

$2.50

CLA

888

290

0.74

STORYLINES #1 (MR)

$4.95

FAN

888

291

0.74

FILLER BUNNY #1 I FILL UP 15 PAGES (STAR14536)

$2.25

SLA

888

292

0.73

ELIZABETH BATHORY #3 (A)

$3.50

ERO

876

293

0.72

HEARTCORE #4 (A)

$2.95

ICE

864

294

0.68

SPIRIT O/T AMAZON #2 (MR)

$2.95

NW

816

295

0.68

EXTINCTIONERS VOL 2 #12 (RES)

$4.99

SHA

816

296

0.68

SPACE RACE #1

$2.99

RAD

816

297

0.65

SUPER HERO HAPPY HOUR #1

$3.00

GEE

780

298

0.65

SPECWAR #6 (MR)

$3.25

PET

780

299

0.64

DARKSEID VS GALACTUS THE HUNGER (STAR01128)

$5.95

DC

768

300

0.64

COMIC BOOK HEAVEN VOL 2 #8 (Note Price)

$2.95

SLA

768

 

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 January 2003.  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 December, see 'Top 300 Comics--December 2002.'

 

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.'

 

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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