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Top 300 Comics--March 2003

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 02/24/2003 12:00am
These are estimates of the initial raw orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comics scheduled for shipping in March 2003.
 
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in March, see 'March Comic Orders Mixed.'
 
For an analysis of the dollar trends in March, see 'Q1 Comics Even With 2002.'
 
For the top 50 graphic novels in March, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels--March 2003.'
 

QtyRank

Guide

 

Description

Price

 

Pub

Est.Qty

1

100

 

BATMAN #613

$2.25

 

DC

122,835

2

86.14

 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #38

$2.25

 

MAR

105,810

3

86.12

 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #37

$2.25

 

MAR

105,786

4

75.93

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51

$2.25

 

MAR

93,269

5

75.4

 

NEW X-MEN #138

$2.25

 

MAR

92,618

6

70.66

 

ULTIMATE X-MEN #31

$2.25

 

MAR

86,795

7

70.36

 

ULTIMATE X-MEN #30

$2.25

 

MAR

86,427

8

68.08

 

UNCANNY X-MEN #420

$2.25

 

MAR

83,626

9

49.26

 

WOLVERINE #188

$2.25

 

MAR

60,509

10

49

 

JLA #79

$2.25

 

DC

60,189

11

48.93

 

WOLVERINE #187

$2.25

 

MAR

60,103

12

47.48

 

X-TREME X-MEN #22

$2.99

 

MAR

58,322

13

47.4

 

X-TREME X-MEN #23

$2.99

 

MAR

58,224

14

47.25

 

DAREDEVIL #45

$2.99

 

MAR

58,040

15

46.85

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #1 (Of 6)

$3.50

 

MAR

57,548

16

45.98

 

AVENGERS #65

$2.25

 

MAR

56,480

17

43.39

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #2 (Of 6)

$2.25

 

MAR

53,298

18

43.13

 

INCREDIBLE HULK #51

$2.25

 

MAR

52,979

19

41.65

 

FANTASTIC FOUR #67

$2.25

 

MAR

51,161

20

41.42

 

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #6

$2.95

 

DRE

50,878

21

40.81

 

GREEN ARROW #22

$2.50

 

DC

50,129

22

40.19

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #10

$2.99

 

MAR

49,367

23

40.09

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #11

$2.99

 

MAR

49,245

24

38.87

 

PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #54

$2.25

 

MAR

47,746

25

35.84

 

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #9

$2.95

 

DRE

44,024

26

35.56

 

GI JOE #16

$2.95

 

IMA

43,680

27

34.21

 

TRUTH RED WHITE & BLACK #5 (Of 6)

$3.50

 

MAR

42,022

28

33.51

 

JSA #46

$2.50

 

DC

41,162

29

33.31

 

PUNISHER #23

$2.99

 

MAR

40,916

30

31.97

 

HULK WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

MAR

39,270

31

30.31

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #780

$2.75

 

DC

37,231

32

30.23

 

THUNDERCATS RETURN #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

DC

37,133

33

29.36

 

SPAWN #132

$2.50

 

IMA

36,064

34

28.99

 

GREEN LANTERN #160

$2.25

 

DC

35,610

35

28.98

 

GREEN LANTERN #161

$2.25

 

DC

35,598

36

28.86

 

X-MEN 2 MOVIE PREQUEL WOLVERINE

$3.50

 

MAR

35,450

37

28.54

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #1

$2.99

 

MAR

35,057

38

28.53

 

EXILES #23

$2.25

 

MAR

35,045

39

28.48

 

AQUAMAN #4

$2.50

 

DC

34,983

40

28.48

 

EXILES #24

$2.25

 

MAR

34,983

41

28.44

 

THOR #61

$2.25

 

MAR

34,934

42

28.36

 

X-MEN UNLIMITED #43

$2.50

 

MAR

34,836

43

27.78

 

JLA SCARY MONSTERS #1 (Of 6)

$2.50

 

DC

34,124

44

27.51

 

X-MEN UNLIMITED #44

$2.50

 

MAR

33,792

45

27.09

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #2

$2.99

 

MAR

33,276

46

26.98

 

X-MEN RONIN #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

 

MAR

33,141

47

26.87

 

SUPERMAN #191

$2.25

 

DC

33,006

48

26.74

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #3

$2.99

 

MAR

32,846

49

26.7

 

GI JOE FRONTLINE #6

$2.95

 

IMA

32,797

50

26.6

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #4

$2.99

 

MAR

32,674

51

26.32

 

IRON MAN #66

$2.25

 

MAR

32,330

52

25.58

 

X-MEN 2 MOVIE PREQUEL NIGHTCRAWLER

$3.50

 

MAR

31,421

53

25.47

 

X-STATIX #9

$2.25

 

MAR

31,286

54

25.28

 

X-MEN RONIN #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

 

MAR

31,053

55

25.14

 

ACTION COMICS #801

$2.25

 

DC

30,881

56

24.34

 

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #39

$2.75

 

DC

29,898

57

24.26

 

HAWKMAN #13

$2.50

 

DC

29,800

58

24.07

 

BATGIRL #38

$2.50

 

DC

29,566

59

24.06

 

WEAPON X #7

$2.25

 

MAR

29,554

60

23.99

 

RISING STARS BRIGHT #2 (Of 3)

$2.99

 

IMA

29,468

61

23.91

 

BATGIRL YEAR ONE #4 (Of 9)

$2.95

 

DC

29,370

62

23.89

 

ADV O/SUPERMAN #614

$2.25

 

DC

29,345

63

23.26

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL #7

$2.25

 

MAR

28,571

64

23.19

 

NIGHTWING #79

$2.25

 

DC

28,485

65

22.82

 

PARADISE X #9

$2.99

 

MAR

28,031

66

22.48

 

BATTLE O/T PLANETS #8

$2.99

 

IMA

27,613

67

22.4

 

SMALLVILLE #1

$3.50

 

DC

27,515

68

22.32

 

FLASH #196

$2.25

 

DC

27,417

69

22.18

 

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 #1 SANTALUCIA CVR

$2.95

 

IMA

27,245

70

22.1

 

DARKNESS VOL 2 #3

$2.99

 

IMA

27,147

71

21.85

 

AGENT X #9

$2.25

 

MAR

26,839

72

21.81

 

ELEKTRA #22

$2.99

 

MAR

26,790

73

21.75

 

DANGER GIRL HAWAIIAN PUNCH

$4.95

 

DC

26,717

74

21.7

 

ROBOTECH #4 (Of 6)

$2.95

 

DC

26,655

75

21.69

 

SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #3 (Of 12)

$2.95

 

DC

26,643

76

21.47

 

ALIAS #20 (MR)

$2.99

 

MAR

26,373

77

21.47

 

ALIAS #21 (MR)

$2.99

 

MAR

26,373

78

21.25

 

SOLUS #1

$2.95

 

CRO

26,102

79

20.99

 

POWERS #30 (MR)

$2.95

 

IMA

25,783

80

20.63

 

RAWHIDE KID #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

 

MAR

25,341

81

20.57

 

SUPERGIRL #80

$2.50

 

DC

25,267

82

20.44

 

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #165

$2.50

 

DC

25,107

83

20.11

 

WONDER WOMAN #190

$2.25

 

DC

24,702

84

20.1

 

RAWHIDE KID #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

 

MAR

24,690

85

19.58

 

THUNDERBOLTS #77

$2.25

 

MAR

24,051

86

19.46

 

WITCHBLADE #63

$2.99

 

IMA

23,904

87

19.37

 

BIRDS O/PREY #53

$2.50

 

DC

23,793

88

18.95

 

FABLES #11 (MR)

$2.50

 

DC

23,277

89

18.89

 

STAR WARS EMPIRE #7

$2.99

 

DAR

23,204

90

18.66

 

SPIDER-GIRL #58

$2.25

 

MAR

22,921

91

18.62

 

CATWOMAN #17

$2.50

 

DC

22,872

92

18.59

 

Y THE LAST MAN #9 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

22,835

93

18.4

 

YOUNG JUSTICE #55

$2.75

 

DC

22,602

94

18.33

 

LEGION #18

$2.50

 

DC

22,516

95

18.19

 

SOJOURN #21

$2.95

 

CRO

22,344

96

18.17

 

ROBIN #112

$2.25

 

DC

22,319

97

16.65

 

SUPERMAN METROPOLIS #2 (Of 12)

$2.95

 

DC

20,452

98

16.57

 

ULTIMATE ADV #4 (RES)

$2.25

 

MAR

20,354

99

16.3

 

MEKANIX #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

 

MAR

20,022

100

16.05

 

JSA UNHOLY THREE #2 (Of 2)

$6.95

 

DC

19,715

101

16.04

 

BRIAN PULIDO LADY DEATH #2 MEDIEVAL TALE

$2.95

 

CRO

19,703

102

15.94

 

BIRDS O/PREY CATWOMAN ORACLE #2 (Of 2)

$5.95

 

DC

19,580

103

15.94

 

STAR WARS TALES #15*

$5.99

 

DAR

19,580

104

15.75

 

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #52

$2.99

 

DAR

19,347

105

15.62

 

BATMAN ADV #2

$2.25

 

DC

19,187

106

15.52

 

SOLDIER X #9

$2.25

 

MAR

19,064

107

15.26

 

AQUAMAN SECRET FILES 2003

$4.95

 

DC

18,745

108

15.15

 

FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

MAR

18,610

109

15.07

 

FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

MAR

18,511

110

14.97

 

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #6 (Of 12)

$2.95

 

DC

18,388

111

14.83

 

GOTHAM CENTRAL #5

$2.50

 

DC

18,216

112

14.65

 

RELOAD #1 (Of 3)

$2.95

 

DC

17,995

113

14.52

 

RUSE #18

$2.95

 

CRO

17,836

114

14.18

 

GEN 13 #7

$2.95

 

DC

17,418

115

13.79

 

HERO #2

$2.50

 

DC

16,939

116

13.75

 

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #11 (Of 12)

$2.99

 

IMA

16,890

117

13.71

 

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #8

$2.95

 

DC

16,841

118

13.66

 

100 BULLETS #43 (MR)

$2.50

 

DC

16,779

119

13.66

 

HELLBLAZER #182 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

16,779

120

13.53

 

TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES #7

$2.95

 

DC

16,620

121

13.53

 

BLACK PANTHER #55

$2.50

 

MAR

16,620

122

13.52

 

BLACK PANTHER #56

$2.50

 

MAR

16,607

123

13.16

 

HARLEY QUINN #30

$2.50

 

DC

16,165

124

12.95

 

MICRONAUTS #6

$2.95

 

IMA

15,907

125

12.69

 

BRATH #2

$2.95

 

CRO

15,588

126

12.68

 

WAY O/T RAT #11

$2.95

 

CRO

15,575

127

12.58

 

CHIMERA #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

CRO

15,453

128

12.56

 

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #9 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

15,428

129

12.5

 

BATMAN ADV NEWSSTAND ED #1

$2.25

 

DC

15,354

130

12.5

 

ZATANNA EVERYDAY MAGIC (MR)

$5.95

 

DC

15,354

131

12.13

 

KILLRAVEN #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

 

MAR

14,900

132

12.1

 

BTVS #55 DAWN & HOOPY THE BEAR*

$2.99

 

DAR

14,863

133

12.09

 

PATH #13

$2.95

 

CRO

14,851

134

11.97

 

SPECTRE #27

$2.75

 

DC

14,703

135

11.86

 

WARLANDS VOL 3 #5

$2.95

 

DRE

14,568

136

11.73

 

BLOOD & WATER #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

14,409

137

11.69

 

KISS #8*

$2.99

 

DAR

14,359

138

11.58

 

AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #100

$2.95

 

DC

14,224

139

11.57

 

DEVILS DUE STUDIOS PREVIEW 2003

$1.00

 

IMA

14,212

140

11.56

 

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 #1 STRUZAN CVR

$5.95

 

IMA

14,200

141

11.53

 

MARK O/CHARON #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

CRO

14,163

142

11.35

 

SCION #34

$2.95

 

CRO

13,942

143

11.35

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADV #17

$2.25

 

DC

13,942

144

11.04

 

LUCIFER #36 (MR)

$2.50

 

DC

13,561

145

10.98

 

SIMPSONS COMICS #80

$2.50

 

BON

13,487

146

10.93

 

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

$2.95

 

DC

13,426

147

10.75

 

POWER COMPANY #14

$2.75

 

DC

13,205

148

10.68

 

DOOM PATROL #18

$2.50

 

DC

13,119

149

10.63

 

JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS INCUBUS #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

DAR

13,057

150

10.56

 

CSI #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

 

IDW

12,971

151

10.39

 

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

$2.95

 

DC

12,763

152

10

 

NEGATION #16

$2.95

 

CRO

12,284

153

9.93

 

DAWN CONVENTION SKETCHBOOK 2003

$2.95

 

IMA

12,198

154

9.92

 

CRUX #24

$2.95

 

CRO

12,185

155

9.9

 

MYSTIC #34

$2.95

 

CRO

12,161

156

9.86

 

BATMAN GOTHAM ADV #60

$2.25

 

DC

12,112

157

9.71

 

MERIDIAN #34 (Net)

$1.48

 

CRO

11,927

158

9.69

 

ROUTE 666 #10

$2.95

 

CRO

11,903

159

9.64

 

FIRST #29

$2.95

 

CRO

11,841

160

9.55

 

KARZA #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

11,731

161

9.5

 

SIGIL #34

$2.95

 

CRO

11,669

162

9.35

 

SAVAGE DRAGON #109

$2.95

 

IMA

11,485

163

9.27

 

HUNTER AGE O/MAGIC #21 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

11,387

164

9.16

 

SLEEPER #3 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

11,252

165

9

 

HELLSPAWN #23

$2.50

 

IMA

11,055

166

8.83

 

PVP #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

10,846

167

8.73

 

CROSSOVERS #3

$2.95

 

CRO

10,723

168

8.46

 

FUTURAMA COMICS #12

$2.50

 

BON

10,392

169

8.27

 

CODENAME KNOCKOUT #22 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

10,158

170

7.89

 

BULLETPROOF MONK TALES O/T BPM #1

$2.95

 

IMA

9,692

171

7.85

 

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #19 (MR)

$2.95

 

BRO

9,643

172

7.72

 

BLOOD LEGACY YOUNG ONES ONE-SHOT

$3.99

 

IMA

9,483

173

7.54

 

RA SALVATORE DEMON WARS TRIAL BY FIRE #4 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

CRO

9,262

174

7.54

 

AMERICAN CENTURY #24 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

9,262

175

7.52

 

VIOLENT MESSIAHS #4*

$2.95

 

IMA

9,237

176

7.45

 

MYTHSTALKERS #1

$2.95

 

IMA

9,151

177

7.44

 

EDENS TRAIL #5 (Of 5)

$2.99

 

MAR

9,139

178

7.22

 

VAMPIRELLA #19 REG ED

$2.99

 

HAR

8,869

179

7.06

 

SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #5 MAY 2003

$4.95

 

VIZ

8,672

180

6.88

 

SANDSCAPE #3

$2.95

 

DRE

8,451

181

6.86

 

STRANGERS #1

$2.95

 

IMA

8,426

182

6.8

 

ZERO GIRL FULL CIRCLE #5 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

DC

8,353

183

6.64

 

DEFIANCE #6

$2.95

 

IMA

8,156

184

6.5

 

GRENDEL GOD & DEVIL #2 (MR)

$3.50

 

DAR

7,984

185

6.46

 

21 DOWN #7

$2.95

 

DC

7,935

186

6.45

 

POWERPUFF GIRLS #36

$2.25

 

DC

7,923

187

6.42

 

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #9 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

7,886

188

6.42

 

DOMINION #3

$2.95

 

IMA

7,886

189

6.28

 

PARLIAMENT O/JUSTICE #1 (MR)

$5.95

 

IMA

7,714

190

6.28

 

FATE O/T BLADE #7 (MR)

$2.95

 

DRE

7,714

191

6.07

 

USAGI YOJIMBO #65

$2.99

 

DAR

7,456

192

5.78

 

INVINCIBLE #3

$2.95

 

IMA

7,100

193

5.72

 

OH MY GODDESS #96 PHANTOM RACER (1 Of 4)

$2.99

 

DAR

7,026

194

5.71

 

QUEEN & COUNTRY #15 (MR)

$2.95

 

ONI

7,014

195

5.63

 

DEVILS FOOTPRINTS #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

DAR

6,916

196

5.5

 

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #77

$3.99

 

KZR

6,756

197

5.46

 

HAMMER O/T GODS HAMMER HITS CHINA #2 (Of 3)

$2.95

 

IMA

6,707

198

5.35

 

BLOOD WORLD #1 (Of 3) (MR)

$2.99

 

DAR

6,572

199

5.32

 

VENTURE #3

$2.95

 

IMA

6,535

200

5.2

 

ARKANIUM #6

$2.95

 

DRE

6,387

201

5.17

 

FIREBREATHER #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

6,351

202

5.07

 

GRRL SCOUTS WORK SUCKS #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

6,228

203

5.05

 

STRAY BULLETS #30 (MR)

$3.50

 

EL

6,203

204

5.03

 

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL FALL FROST (5 Of 6) #77 (MR)

$2.99

 

DAR

6,179

205

4.94

 

ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY #16

$9.95

 

FAN

6,068

206

4.92

 

CEREBUS #288

$2.25

 

AAR

6,043

207

4.77

 

TECH JACKET #5

$2.95

 

IMA

5,859

208

4.65

 

SCOOBY DOO #70

$2.25

 

DC

5,712

209

4.58

 

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #121

$2.19

 

ARC

5,626

210

4.55

 

RESISTANCE #7

$2.95

 

DC

5,589

211

4.44

 

LOONEY TUNES #100

$2.25

 

DC

5,454

212

4.36

 

LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #7 (MR)

$3.95

 

FAN

5,356

213

4.18

 

NEVERMEN STREETS O/BLOOD #3 (Of 3)

$2.99

 

DAR

5,135

214

3.87

 

METAL HURLANT #5 (MR)

$3.95

 

HUM

4,754

215

3.67

 

GHOST IN THE SHELL II MAN MACHINE HOLO #1 (MR)

$10.00

 

DAR

4,508

216

3.56

 

DEATHMASK #1

$2.99

 

FUT

4,373

217

3.42

 

XIN JOURNEY VAMPI OMEGA PREVIEW ED

$1.99

 

HAR

4,201

218

3.39

 

FOREVER MAELSTROM #5 (Of 6)

$2.95

 

DC

4,164

219

3.32

 

LANSDALE & TRUMANS DEAD FOLKS #1

$3.50

 

AVA

4,078

220

3.27

 

PARADIGM #7

$2.95

 

IMA

4,017

221

3.24

 

GOLD DIGGER #41

$3.50

 

ANT

3,980

222

3.21

 

TERRY MOORES PARADISE TOO #12

$2.95

 

ABS

3,943

223

2.89

 

WARREN ELLIS SCARS #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.50

 

AVA

3,550

224

2.64

 

GOON #5

$2.95

 

ALB

3,243

225

2.62

 

GLOOM COOKIE #15 (MR)

$2.95

 

SLA

3,218

226

2.58

 

BIG DADDY DANGER #8 (Of 8)

$2.95

 

DC

3,169

227

2.48

 

ARCHIE #534

$2.19

 

ARC

3,046

228

2.46

 

KODT ILLUSTRATED #20

$2.99

 

KZR

3,022

229

2.44

 

COURTNEY CRUMRIN & COVEN O/MYSTICS #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

ONI

2,997

230

2.41

 

DAREDEVIL VS VAPORA #1 (Net)

$1.19

 

NDC

2,960

231

2.28

 

BETTY & VERONICA #186

$2.19

 

ARC

2,801

232

2.22

 

METALLIX #4

$3.50

 

FUT

2,727

233

2.2

 

FREEMIND #5

$3.50

 

FUT

2,702

234

2.2

 

SAMMY TOURIST TRAP #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

2,702

235

2.14

 

NODWICK #20

$2.99

 

DOR

2,629

236

2.11

 

BETTY #124

$2.19

 

ARC

2,592

237

2.11

 

SABRINA VOL 2 #44

$2.19

 

ARC

2,592

238

2.07

 

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #114

$3.59

 

ARC

2,543

239

2.07

 

RADISKULL & DEVIL DOLL RADISKULL HATE LOVE ONE-SHOT

$2.95

 

IMA

2,543

240

2.04

 

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #104

$3.50

 

ANT

2,506

241

2.04

 

VERONICA #138

$2.19

 

ARC

2,506

242

2.03

 

CARTOON CARTOONS #16

$2.25

 

DC

2,494

243

1.96

 

SCARLET FOX ONE-SHOT

$2.25

 

AER

2,408

244

1.96

 

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #69

$2.19

 

ARC

2,408

245

1.93

 

KODT EVERKNIGHTS #5

$2.99

 

KZR

2,371

246

1.9

 

ALICE IN SEXLAND EXTREME #2 (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

2,334

247

1.89

 

LITTLE SCROWLIE #1 (MR)

$2.95

 

SLA

2,322

248

1.88

 

MIDNIGHT MOVER #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

 

ONI

2,309

249

1.83

 

SHI SEMPO PREVIEW TUCCI CVR

$1.99

 

AVA

2,248

250

1.82

 

JUGHEAD #150

$2.19

 

ARC

2,236

251

1.82

 

BONEYARD SP SWIMSUIT ISSUE (MR)

$2.95

 

NBM

2,236

252

1.81

 

RAIJIN COMICS #15 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

2,223

253

1.81

 

RAIJIN COMICS #14 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

2,223

254

1.81

 

RAIJIN COMICS #13 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

2,223

255

1.81

 

RAIJIN COMICS #16 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

2,223

256

1.81

 

COUNTER OPS #1

$3.95

 

ANT

2,223

257

1.71

 

ARCHIE MYSTERIES #27

$2.19

 

ARC

2,100

258

1.71

 

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #137

$2.39

 

ARC

2,100

259

1.71

 

JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #93

$3.59

 

ARC

2,100

260

1.7

 

HOW LOATHSOME #1 (MR)

$2.95

 

NBM

2,088

261

1.59

 

ARCHIE DIGEST #197

$2.39

 

ARC

1,953

262

1.53

 

LAUGH DIGEST #183

$2.39

 

ARC

1,879

263

1.52

 

LANSDALE & TRUMANS DEAD FOLKS WRAP CVR #1

$3.95

 

AVA

1,867

264

1.52

 

AWESOME MAN #2

$2.95

 

AST

1,867

265

1.51

 

PUBO #3 (Of 3)

$3.50

 

DAR

1,855

266

1.47

 

MILK #34 (A)

$2.99

 

RAD

1,806

267

1.46

 

AMELIA RULES #10

$2.95

 

REN

1,793

268

1.42

 

PS238 #1

$2.99

 

DOR

1,744

269

1.37

 

FALLEN #1 (MR)

$2.95

 

BFP

1,683

270

1.34

 

ARTBABE PRESENTS LA PERDIDA #3 (MR)

$4.95

 

FAN

1,646

271

1.34

 

DRAGON ARMS #4

$3.50

 

ANT

1,646

272

1.31

 

TRUTH RED WHITE BLACK MARVEL MUST HAVE ED (O/A)

$3.99

 

MAR

1,609

273

1.27

 

BIG O PART 4 #1 (Of 4)

$3.50

 

VIZ

1,560

274

1.27

 

THREE DAYS IN EUROPE #4 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

 

ONI

1,560

275

1.25

 

POISON ELVES SKETCHBOOK

$2.95

 

SIR

1,535

276

1.18

 

NEOTOPIA #3

$3.95

 

ANT

1,449

277

1.14

 

LUFTWAFFE 1946 #7

$5.95

 

ANT

1,400

278

1.12

 

FURRLOUGH #123

$2.99

 

RAD

1,376

279

1.1

 

TMNT VOL 4 #1 2ND PTG

$2.95

 

MIR

1,351

280

1.09

 

YOUNG WITCHES II LONDON BABYLON #6 (O/A) (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

1,339

281

1.07

 

INFINITE KUNG FU #4

$3.00

 

GLN

1,314

282

1.06

 

TURTLE SOUP #1

$3.75

 

AST

1,302

283

1.05

 

FADE FROM BLUE #6

$1.50

 

SEC

1,290

284

1.05

 

EVIL EYE #10 (RES) (MR)

$3.50

 

FAN

1,290

285

1.02

 

WARREN ELLIS SCARS WRAP CVR #5 (Of 6) (MR)

$3.95

 

AVA

1,253

286

1.01

 

TWILIGHT X STORM #2

$3.50

 

ANT

1,241

287

0.99

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ACE ED #1

$13.99

 

WIZ

1,216

288

0.93

 

BLUE EYES VOL 2 #1 (Of 5) (RES) (A)

$3.95

 

WLP

1,142

289

0.92

 

COLLECTED PRISON FUNNIES #1 (MR)

$3.95

 

LEP

1,130

290

0.91

 

GENE FUSION #1

$2.95

 

BEC

1,118

291

0.9

 

TMNT VOL 4 #2 2ND PTG

$2.95

 

MIR

1,106

292

0.89

 

MONSTER CLUB #4

$3.50

 

CMX

1,093

293

0.88

 

JAMES KOCHALKAS SKETCHBOOK DIARIES VOL 3

$7.95

 

TOP

1,081

294

0.87

 

DILDO #2 (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

1,069

295

0.87

 

SUPERCAR #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

MMP

1,069

296

0.86

 

WARRIOR NUN AREALA #16

$3.50

 

ANT

1,056

297

0.85

 

DUNGEON #5

$2.95

 

NBM

1,044

298

0.82

 

THRESHOLD #50 (MR) (Note Price)*

$8.95

 

AVA

1,007

299

0.82

 

WARHAMMER MONTHLY #66

$3.50

 

GAM

1,007

300

0.82

 

XIN LEGEND O/T MONKEY KING #1 2ND PTG

$2.99

 

HAR

1,007

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

 

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.'

 

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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