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Top 300 Comics--February 2003

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 01/25/2003 12:00am
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in February, see 'Batman Continues To Climb in February.'

 

For an analysis of the dollar trends in February, see 'Comic Dollar Declines Slow in February.'

 

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

 

QtyRank

Guide

Description

Price

 

Pub

 

Est.Qty

1

100

BATMAN #612

$2.25

 

DC

 

125,095

2

86.57

ULTIMATE WAR #4 (Of 4)

$2.25

 

MAR

 

108,295

3

81.13

ULTIMATES #9 (RES)

$2.25

 

MAR

 

101,490

4

80.29

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50

$2.25

 

MAR

 

100,439

5

78.72

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #36

$2.25

 

MAR

 

98,475

6

73.92

NEW X-MEN #137

$2.25

 

MAR

 

92,470

7

67.78

ULTIMATE X-MEN #29

$2.25

 

MAR

 

84,789

8

66.92

UNCANNY X-MEN #419

$2.25

 

MAR

 

83,714

9

51.09

WOLVERINE #186

$2.25

 

MAR

 

63,911

10

49.44

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #5*

$2.95

 

DRE

 

61,847

11

48.15

X-TREME X-MEN #21

$2.99

 

MAR

 

60,233

12

48.11

JLA #78

$2.25

 

DC

 

60,183

13

46.99

DAREDEVIL #43

$2.99

 

MAR

 

58,782

14

46.91

INCREDIBLE HULK #50 (Note Price)

$3.50

 

MAR

 

58,682

15

46.76

DAREDEVIL #44

$2.99

 

MAR

 

58,494

16

45.11

SPIDER-MAN BLUE #6 (Of 6) (RES)

$3.50

 

MAR

 

56,430

17

42.17

AVENGERS #64

$2.25

 

MAR

 

52,753

18

42.07

CAPTAIN AMERICA #9

$2.99

 

MAR

 

52,627

19

41.36

GREEN ARROW #21 (RES)

$2.50

 

DC

 

51,739

20

38.78

FANTASTIC FOUR #66

$2.25

 

MAR

 

48,512

21

38.62

SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #53

$2.25

 

MAR

 

48,312

22

37.54

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #8

$2.95

 

DRE

 

46,961

23

37.16

TRUTH RED WHITE BLACK #4 (Of 6)

$3.50

 

MAR

 

46,485

24

36.58

GI JOE #15

$2.95

 

IMA

 

45,760

25

34.77

HULK WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

MAR

 

43,496

26

33.8

THUNDERCATS RETURN #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

DC

 

42,282

27

33.06

PUNISHER #22

$2.99

 

MAR

 

41,356

28

32.99

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE #4 (Of 4)*

$2.95

 

IMA

 

41,269

29

32.23

ACTION COMICS #800 (Note Price)

$3.95

 

DC

 

40,318

30

32.09

JSA #45

$2.50

 

DC

 

40,143

31

30.07

DETECTIVE COMICS #779

$2.75

 

DC

 

37,616

32

29.34

SPAWN #131

$2.95

 

IMA

 

36,703

33

29.06

ASTRO CITY LOCAL HEROES #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

DC

 

36,353

34

28.95

AQUAMAN #3

$2.50

 

DC

 

36,215

35

28.77

GREEN LANTERN #159

$2.25

 

DC

 

35,990

36

28.27

GI JOE FRONTLINE #5

$2.95

 

IMA

 

35,364

37

28.17

EXILES #22

$2.25

 

MAR

 

35,239

38

27.57

X-MEN UNLIMITED #42

$3.50

 

MAR

 

34,489

39

27.51

THOR #60

$2.25

 

MAR

 

34,414

40

27.48

THOR #59

$2.25

 

MAR

 

34,376

41

27.18

RAWHIDE KID #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

 

MAR

 

34,001

42

26.06

IRON MAN #65

$2.25

 

MAR

 

32,600

43

25.99

X-STATIX #8

$2.25

 

MAR

 

32,512

44

25.96

RISING STARS BRIGHT #1 (Of 3)

$2.99

 

IMA

 

32,475

45

25.84

VERTIGO X PREVIEW (MR)

$0.99

 

DC

 

32,325

46

25.53

SUPERMAN #190

$2.25

 

DC

 

31,937

47

24.64

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #38

$2.75

 

DC

 

30,823

48

24.54

WEAPON X #6

$2.25

 

MAR

 

30,698

49

24.05

HAWKMAN #12

$2.50

 

DC

 

30,085

50

23.85

BATGIRL #37

$2.50

 

DC

 

29,835

51

23.78

BATTLE O/T PLANETS #7

$2.99

 

IMA

 

29,748

52

23.44

ADV OF SUPERMAN #613

$2.25

 

DC

 

29,322

53

23.07

CAPTAIN MARVEL #6

$2.25

 

MAR

 

28,859

54

23.03

NIGHTWING #78

$2.25

 

DC

 

28,809

55

22.88

BATGIRL YEAR ONE #3 (Of 9)

$2.95

 

DC

 

28,622

56

22.85

ROBOTECH #3 (Of 6)

$2.95

 

DC

 

28,584

57

22.69

SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #2 (Of 12)

$2.95

 

DC

 

28,384

58

21.89

AGENT X #8

$2.25

 

MAR

 

27,383

59

21.81

ELEKTRA #21

$2.99

 

MAR

 

27,283

60

21.79

FLASH #195

$2.25

 

DC

 

27,258

61

21.71

PARADISE X RAGNAROK #2 (Of 2)

$2.99

 

MAR

 

27,158

62

21.25

ALIAS #19 (RES) (MR)

$2.99

 

MAR

 

26,583

63

21.04

WONDER WOMAN #189

$2.25

 

DC

 

26,320

64

20.77

POWERS #29 (MR)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

25,982

65

20.47

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #164

$2.50

 

DC

 

25,607

66

20.33

THUNDERBOLTS #76

$2.25

 

MAR

 

25,432

67

20.16

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

$2.25

 

MAR

 

25,219

68

19.51

BIRDS OF PREY #52

$2.50

 

DC

 

24,406

69

19.24

BRIAN PULIDO LADY DEATH #1 MEDIEVAL TALE

$2.95

 

CRO

 

24,068

70

19.13

SUPERGIRL #79

$2.50

 

DC

 

23,931

71

18.72

JLA SPECTRE SOUL WAR #2 (Of 2)

$5.95

 

DC

 

23,418

72

18.7

CATWOMAN #16

$2.50

 

DC

 

23,393

73

18.65

SPIDER-GIRL #57

$2.25

 

MAR

 

23,330

74

18.39

TOMB RAIDER #28

$2.99

 

IMA

 

23,005

75

18.39

LEGION #17

$2.50

 

DC

 

23,005

76

18.36

FATHOM #1/2

$2.99

 

IMA

 

22,967

77

18.3

STAR WARS EMPIRE #6

$2.99

 

DAR

 

22,892

78

18.29

SUPERMAN METROPOLIS #1 (Of 12)

$2.95

 

DC

 

22,880

79

18.15

FABLES #10 (MR)

$2.50

 

DC

 

22,705

80

18.14

SOJOURN #20

$2.95

 

CRO

 

22,692

81

18.05

BIRDS OF PREY CATWOMAN BATGIRL #1 (Of 2)

$5.95

 

DC

 

22,580

82

18

ROBIN #111

$2.25

 

DC

 

22,517

83

17.86

YOUNG JUSTICE #54

$2.75

 

DC

 

22,342

84

17.41

Y THE LAST MAN #8 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

 

21,779

85

17.02

FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

MAR

 

21,291

86

16.85

BATMAN ALIENS II #3 (Of 3)

$5.95

 

DC

 

21,079

87

16.82

JSA UNHOLY THREE #1 (Of 2)

$6.95

 

DC

 

21,041

88

16.79

HELLBOY WEIRD TALES #1

$2.99

 

DAR

 

21,003

89

16.79

TITANS #50

$2.75

 

DC

 

21,003

90

16.73

MEKANIX #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

 

MAR

 

20,928

91

16.48

FILTH #9 (Of 13) (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

 

20,616

92

16.48

HERO #1

$2.50

 

DC

 

20,616

93

16.14

STAR WARS A VALENTINE STORY

$3.50

 

DAR

 

20,190

94

15.98

SOLDIER X #8

$2.25

 

MAR

 

19,990

95

15.78

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

$2.99

 

MAR

 

19,740

96

15.65

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #51

$2.99

 

DAR

 

19,577

97

15.37

GOTHAM CENTRAL #4

$2.50

 

DC

 

19,227

98

15.29

STAR WARS JEDI MACE WINDU

$4.99

 

DAR

 

19,127

99

15.25

CHIMERA #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

CRO

 

19,077

100

15.12

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #5 (Of 12)

$2.95

 

DC

 

18,914

101

14.93

LIBERTY MEADOWS #30

$2.95

 

IMA

 

18,677

102

14.67

BRATH #1

$2.95

 

CRO

 

18,351

103

14.59

GEN 13 #6

$2.95

 

DC

 

18,251

104

14.52

RUSE #17

$2.95

 

CRO

 

18,164

105

13.91

BLACK PANTHER #54

$2.50

 

MAR

 

17,401

106

13.88

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #10 (Of 12)

$2.99

 

IMA

 

17,363

107

13.69

MICRONAUTS #5

$2.95

 

IMA

 

17,126

108

13.45

HELLBLAZER #181 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

 

16,825

109

13.41

PROMETHEA #25

$2.95

 

DC

 

16,775

110

13.35

ALIAS AGENT BRISTOW #1*

$2.99

 

ACO

 

16,700

111

13.3

OUT THERE #16

$2.95

 

DC

 

16,638

112

13.28

100 BULLETS #42 (RES) (MR)

$2.50

 

DC

 

16,613

113

13.24

HARLEY QUINN #29

$2.50

 

DC

 

16,563

114

12.89

KISS #7*

$2.99

 

DAR

 

16,125

115

12.85

WAY O/T RAT #10

$2.95

 

CRO

 

16,075

116

12.82

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #7 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

 

16,037

117

12.63

WITCHBLADE NOTTINGHAM

$4.99

 

IMA

 

15,799

118

12.49

KILLRAVEN #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

 

MAR

 

15,624

119

12.27

PATH #12

$2.95

 

CRO

 

15,349

120

12.24

DANGER GIRL 3D

$4.95

 

DC

 

15,312

121

12.06

WARLANDS VOL 3 #4

$2.95

 

DRE

 

15,086

122

12.02

BTVS #54 VIVA LAS BUFFY (4 Of 4)*

$2.99

 

DAR

 

15,036

123

11.88

KARZA #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

14,861

124

11.78

LONE WOLF 2100 #8

$2.99

 

DAR

 

14,736

125

11.65

MARVEL DOUBLE SHOT #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

MAR

 

14,574

126

11.6

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #8 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

 

14,511

127

11.53

SPECTRE #26

$2.75

 

DC

 

14,423

128

11.51

WAR STORY ARCHANGEL (MR)

$4.95

 

DC

 

14,398

129

11.43

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #16

$2.25

 

DC

 

14,298

130

11.34

SCION #33

$2.95

 

CRO

 

14,186

131

11.11

HELLBLAZER SP LADY CONSTANTINE #3 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

 

13,898

132

11.06

MARVILLE #6

$2.25

 

MAR

 

13,836

133

11.02

BONE #52

$2.95

 

CAR

 

13,785

134

10.92

DOOM PATROL #17

$2.50

 

DC

 

13,660

135

10.85

LUCIFER #35 (MR)

$2.50

 

DC

 

13,573

136

10.74

SIMPSONS COMICS #79

$2.50

 

BON

 

13,435

137

10.47

SANDMAN PRESENTS BAST #2 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

 

13,097

138

10.47

POWER COMPANY #13

$2.75

 

DC

 

13,097

139

10.42

AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #99

$2.95

 

DC

 

13,035

140

10.33

NEGATION #15 (Net)

$1.48

 

CRO

 

12,922

141

10.16

CSI CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

 

IDW

 

12,710

142

10.02

ARIA USES OF ENCHANTMENT #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

12,535

143

9.91

CRUX #23

$2.95

 

CRO

 

12,397

144

9.88

MYSTIC #33

$2.95

 

CRO

 

12,359

145

9.73

ROUTE 666 #9

$2.95

 

CRO

 

12,172

146

9.58

FIRST #28

$2.95

 

CRO

 

11,984

147

9.53

SIGIL #33

$2.95

 

CRO

 

11,922

148

9.49

CROSSOVERS #2

$2.95

 

CRO

 

11,872

149

9.32

MERIDIAN #33

$2.95

 

CRO

 

11,659

150

9.24

HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #20 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

 

11,559

151

9.22

SAVAGE DRAGON #108

$2.95

 

IMA

 

11,534

152

9.14

STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #57

$2.95

 

ABS

 

11,434

153

9.13

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #59

$2.25

 

DC

 

11,421

154

9.03

HELLSPAWN #22

$2.50

 

IMA

 

11,296

155

8.78

BART SIMPSON COMICS #11

$2.50

 

BON

 

10,983

156

8.49

CODENAME KNOCKOUT #21 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

 

10,621

157

8.47

ATHENA INC #6*

$4.95

 

IMA

 

10,596

158

8.25

SLEEPER #2

$2.95

 

DC

 

10,320

159

8.21

SANDSCAPE #2

$2.95

 

DRE

 

10,270

160

8.21

R A SALVATORE DEMON WARS TRIAL BY FIRE #3 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

CRO

 

10,270

161

8.17

EDENS TRAIL #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

 

MAR

 

10,220

162

7.54

TRANSFORMERS PROFILE BOOK #2 (Of 4)

$12.95

 

DRE

 

9,432

163

7.44

AMERICAN CENTURY #23 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

 

9,307

164

7.25

SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #4 APRIL 2003

$4.95

 

VIZ

 

9,069

165

7.16

VAMPIRELLA #18 REG ED

$2.99

 

HAR

 

8,957

166

7.04

DOMINION #2

$2.95

 

IMA

 

8,807

167

6.9

REX MUNDI #2

$2.95

 

IMA

 

8,632

168

6.89

ZERO GIRL FULL CIRCLE #4 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

DC

 

8,619

169

6.87

GRENDEL GOD & DEVIL #1 (MR)

$3.50

 

DAR

 

8,594

170

6.84

FATE O/T BLADE #6 (MR)

$2.95

 

DRE

 

8,556

171

6.75

CLOCKMAKER #2 (Of 12)

$2.50

 

IMA

 

8,444

172

6.71

SUPERMAN #190 SP ED (Note Price)

$3.95

 

DC

 

8,394

173

6.69

JACK STAFF #1

$2.95

 

IMA

 

8,369

174

6.52

21 DOWN #6

$2.95

 

DC

 

8,156

175

6.4

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #8 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

 

8,006

176

6.36

POWERPUFF GIRLS #35

$2.25

 

DC

 

7,956

177

6.16

ARKANIUM #5

$2.95

 

DRE

 

7,706

178

6.04

HAWAIIAN DICK #3 (Of 3)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

7,556

179

6.02

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

$2.95

 

DC

 

7,531

180

5.98

100% #5 (Of 5) (RES) (MR)

$5.95

 

DC

 

7,481

181

5.97

USAGI YOJIMBO #64

$2.99

 

DAR

 

7,468

182

5.94

INVINCIBLE #2

$2.95

 

IMA

 

7,431

183

5.93

HAMMER O/T GODS HAMMER HITS CHINA #1 (Of 3)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

7,418

184

5.88

KODT MINISERIES PX SP VOL 1 #1 (Of 3)*

$2.99

 

KZR

 

7,356

185

5.63

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #8

$2.95

 

MIR

 

7,043

186

5.62

OH MY GODDESS #95 TRAVELER (PART 5 OF 5)

$3.50

 

DAR

 

7,030

187

5.6

ALAN MOORES COURTYARD #2 (MR)

$3.50

 

AVA

 

7,005

188

5.59

ROTOGIN JUNKBOTZ #0

$2.50

 

IMA

 

6,993

189

5.59

QUEEN & COUNTRY #14 (MR)

$2.95

 

ONI

 

6,993

190

5.58

VENTURE #2

$2.95

 

IMA

 

6,980

191

5.56

FIREBREATHER #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

6,955

192

5.53

SHADOWS #1

$2.95

 

IMA

 

6,918

193

5.53

BATMAN CHILD OF DREAMS HC

$24.95

 

DC

 

6,918

194

5.53

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #76

$3.99

 

KZR

 

6,918

195

5.38

GRRL SCOUTS WORK SUCKS #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

6,730

196

5

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL FALL FROST (PART 4 OF 6) #76

$2.99

 

DAR

 

6,255

197

4.85

BLACK SUN #6 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

 

6,067

198

4.84

CEREBUS #287

$2.25

 

AAR

 

6,055

199

4.78

TECH JACKET #4

$2.95

 

IMA

 

5,980

200

4.71

SCOOBY-DOO #69

$2.25

 

DC

 

5,892

201

4.61

RESISTANCE #6

$2.95

 

DC

 

5,767

202

4.58

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

$2.50

 

DC

 

5,729

203

4.52

SHI PANDORAS BOX #1*

$3.50

 

AVA

 

5,654

204

4.42

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #120

$2.19

 

ARC

 

5,529

205

4.37

NEVERMEN STREETS OF BLOOD #2 (Of 3)

$2.99

 

DAR

 

5,467

206

4.12

SUPER MANGA BLAST #30 (MR)

$5.99

 

DAR

 

5,154

207

3.98

DRAGONBALL PART 6 #2 (Of 8) (Note Price)

$3.50

 

VIZ

 

4,979

208

3.88

FOREVER MAELSTROM #4 (Of 6)

$2.95

 

DC

 

4,854

209

3.73

BANZAI GIRL #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

SIR

 

4,666

210

3.61

KODT BLACK HANDS GAMING SOCIETY SP

$2.99

 

KZR

 

4,516

211

3.6

POISON ELVES #72 (RES)

$2.95

 

SIR

 

4,503

212

3.6

RANMA 1/2 PART 12 #1 (Of 8)

$2.95

 

VIZ

 

4,503

213

3.58

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER PART 1 #6

$2.95

 

VIZ

 

4,478

214

3.49

BLUE MONDAY NOBODYS FOOL (MR)

$2.95

 

ONI

 

4,366

215

3.39

PARADIGM #6 (MR) (Note Price)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

4,241

216

3.24

LOVEBUNNY & MR HELL DAY I/T LOVE LIFE

$2.95

 

IMA

 

4,053

217

3.21

GOLD DIGGER #40

$3.50

 

ANT

 

4,016

218

3.21

SHI ILLUSTRATED WARRIOR #7 (OF 7)

$2.99

 

CRU

 

4,016

219

2.87

WARREN ELLIS SCARS #4 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.50

 

AVA

 

3,590

220

2.81

SAMMY TOURIST TRAP #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

3,515

221

2.79

DORK TOWER #23

$2.99

 

DOR

 

3,490

222

2.76

AGE OF BRONZE #16

$3.50

 

IMA

 

3,453

223

2.74

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

$2.95

 

VIZ

 

3,428

224

2.71

BIG DADDY DANGER #7 (Of 9)

$2.95

 

DC

 

3,390

225

2.68

HOLY TERROR #3 (Of 3)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

3,353

226

2.66

LOONEY TUNES #99

$2.25

 

DC

 

3,328

227

2.65

TOP COW 2003 COMPILATION SP (Net)

$3.00

 

IMA

 

3,315

228

2.61

INU YASHA PART 7 #7 (Of 8)

$2.95

 

VIZ

 

3,265

229

2.6

GOON #4

$2.95

 

ALB

 

3,252

230

2.6

MAGE KNIGHT STOLEN DESTINY #5 (Of 5)

$3.50

 

IDW

 

3,252

231

2.47

KODT ILLUSTRATED #19

$2.99

 

KZR

 

3,090

232

2.45

ARCHIE #533

$2.19

 

ARC

 

3,065

233

2.43

DEXTERS LABORATORY #34

$2.25

 

DC

 

3,040

234

2.29

COURTNEY CRUMRIN & COVEN OF MYSTICS #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

ONI

 

2,865

235

2.27

SHI PANDORAS BOX #1/2*

$3.95

 

COM

 

2,840

236

2.27

BONDAGE FAIRIES EXTREME #15 (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

 

2,840

237

2.2

BETTY & VERONICA #185

$2.19

 

ARC

 

2,752

238

2.18

NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES #4

$2.95

 

SLA

 

2,727

239

2.08

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #113

$3.59

 

ARC

 

2,602

240

2.07

SABRINA VOL 2 #43

$2.19

 

ARC

 

2,589

241

2.06

ALAN MOORES COURTYARD WRPRND CVR #2 (MR)

$3.95

 

AVA

 

2,577

242

2.05

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #103

$3.50

 

ANT

 

2,564

243

2.04

ALICE IN SEXLAND EXTREME #1 (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

 

2,552

244

2.03

BETTY #123

$2.19

 

ARC

 

2,539

245

2.03

AP HOW TO DRAW MANGA #22

$4.95

 

ANT

 

2,539

246

2.02

BLACK TIDE #4*

$3.50

 

AVA

 

2,527

247

2.01

HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY #10 (A)

$4.95

 

ERO

 

2,514

248

1.99

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #141

$3.59

 

ARC

 

2,489

249

1.98

VERONICA #137

$2.19

 

ARC

 

2,477

250

1.92

JUNGLE FANTASY #2 (MR)*

$3.50

 

AVA

 

2,402

251

1.88

FOOTMAN 15 FAIRY FIRE ONE-SHOT (MR)

$2.95

 

BAL

 

2,352

252

1.85

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #59

$2.19

 

ARC

 

2,314

253

1.84

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #68

$2.19

 

ARC

 

2,302

254

1.84

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #74

$3.59

 

ARC

 

2,302

255

1.67

RAIJIN COMICS #9 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

 

2,089

256

1.66

BASTARD #15 UNDEAD PART 1 (OF 5) (MR)

$3.95

 

VIZ

 

2,077

257

1.65

LOUIS RIEL #9 (MR)

$2.95

 

CHR

 

2,064

258

1.65

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 5 #1 (Of 4)

$3.50

 

VIZ

 

2,064

259

1.63

RAIJIN COMICS #10 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

 

2,039

260

1.63

RAIJIN COMICS #11 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

 

2,039

261

1.62

RAIJIN COMICS #12 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

 

2,027

262

1.62

KILLBOX #3

$5.00

 

ANT

 

2,027

263

1.61

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

$2.95

 

ONI

 

2,014

264

1.58

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

$2.95

 

ONI

 

1,977

265

1.53

WILDE KNIGHT #1

$3.25

 

AMR

 

1,914

266

1.53

LAUGH DIGEST #182

$2.39

 

ARC

 

1,914

267

1.5

GENUS #58 (A)

$2.99

 

RAD

 

1,876

268

1.48

JAGUAR GOD RETURN TO XIBALBA (MR)

$3.95

 

VER

 

1,851

269

1.47

POGOSTICK #1 (MR)

$4.95

 

FAN

 

1,839

270

1.46

JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #182

$2.39

 

ARC

 

1,826

271

1.45

TEENAGERS FROM MARS #5 (Of 8) (MR)

$2.99

 

TEE

 

1,814

272

1.41

ALRAUNE #6 (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

 

1,764

273

1.41

DRAGON ARMS #3

$3.50

 

ANT

 

1,764

274

1.33

THREE DAYS IN EUROPE #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

 

ONI

 

1,664

275

1.32

THIEVES & KINGS #41

$2.95

 

IBX

 

1,651

276

1.29

BIG O PART 3 #4 (Of 4)

$3.50

 

VIZ

 

1,614

277

1.19

SILENT MOBIUS PART 12 HELL #3 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

VIZ

 

1,489

278

1.17

HELLINA #0 (MR)*

$3.50

 

AVA

 

1,464

279

1.16

LUFTWAFFE 1946 #6

$5.95

 

ANT

 

1,451

280

1.15

CHARM SCHOOL #7 (MR)

$2.95

 

SLA

 

1,439

281

1.14

YOUNGBLOOD BLOODSPORT STORYBOARDS #1

$3.95

 

ACO

 

1,426

282

1.13

NEOTOPIA #2

$3.95

 

ANT

 

1,414

283

1.12

FURRLOUGH #122

$2.99

 

RAD

 

1,401

284

1.1

DF BATTLE O/T PLANETS LTD FOIL CVR #1/2

$5.00

 

DYN

 

1,376

285

1.1

I DREAM OF JEANNIE SPRING SPECTACULAR*

$3.50

 

AIR

 

1,376

286

1.05

PANTHEON #12 (Of 12) (RES)

$2.95

 

LON

 

1,313

287

1.04

GI JOE #2 (O/A)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

1,301

288

1.04

WARREN ELLIS SCARS WRPRND CVR #4 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.95

 

AVA

 

1,301

289

1

BLOWJOB #5 (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

 

1,251

290

0.98

BRUTAL PLANET #3

$2.99

 

NEK

 

1,226

291

0.91

VAGABOND #16 (MR)

$4.95

 

VIZ

 

1,138

292

0.91

SUPERCAR #3

$2.95

 

MIS

 

1,138

293

0.9

MONSTER CLUB #3

$3.50

 

DIA

 

1,126

294

0.88

I FEEL SICK #1 (STAR14165)

$3.95

 

SLA

 

1,101

295

0.87

WARRIOR NUN AREALA #15

$3.50

 

ANT

 

1,088

296

0.83

I LOVE YOU #2 (A)

$2.95

 

ICE

 

1,038

297

0.81

WARHAMMER MONTHLY #65

$3.50

 

GAM

 

1,013

298

0.79

GI JOE #3 (O/A)

$2.95

 

IMA

 

988

299

0.79

BIG FUNNIES #8 (A)

$4.99

 

RAD

 

988

300

0.79

SHANDA THE PANDA #37 (MR)

$4.99

 

SHA

 

988

 

 

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 February 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 January, see 'Top 300 Comics--January 2003.'

 

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.'

 

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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