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Top 300 Comics Actual--March 2003

Sales Estimates for March Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 04/29/2003 12:00am

These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during March 2003. 

 

For our estimates of preorders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comics scheduled to ship during March, see 'Top 300 Comics (Preorders) March 2003.'

 

For our estimates of preorders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during March, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels (Preorders) March 2003.'

 

For an over-view and analysis of the top-ordered comics and graphic novels for March, see 'March Comic Orders Mixed.'

 

For an analysis of the pre-ordered dollars for March, see 'Q1 Comics Even with 2002.'
 
 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

Est.Qty

1

100

BATMAN #613

$2.25

DC

135,242

2

83.23

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #38

$2.25

MAR

112,562

3

83.05

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #37

$2.25

MAR

112,318

4

77.97

ULTIMATES #9 (RES)

$2.25

MAR

105,448

5

71.3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51

$2.25

MAR

96,428

6

70.45

NEW X-MEN #138

$2.25

MAR

95,278

7

66.21

ULTIMATE X-MEN #30

$2.25

MAR

89,544

8

63.2

UNCANNY X-MEN #420

$2.25

MAR

85,473

9

45.95

WOLVERINE #187

$2.25

MAR

62,144

10

45.88

WOLVERINE #188

$2.25

MAR

62,049

11

45.54

JLA #79

$2.25

DC

61,589

12

44.7

X-TREME X-MEN #22

$2.99

MAR

60,453

13

44.64

MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #1 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

60,372

14

44

X-TREME X-MEN #23

$2.99

MAR

59,506

15

43.74

AVENGERS #65

$2.25

MAR

59,155

16

43.15

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

$3.50

MAR

58,357

17

41.93

MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #2 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

56,707

18

41.57

INCREDIBLE HULK #51

$2.25

MAR

56,220

19

40.02

TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #6

$2.95

DRE

54,124

20

39.35

FANTASTIC FOUR #67

$2.25

MAR

53,218

21

38.26

GREEN ARROW #22

$2.50

DC

51,744

22

37.91

CAPTAIN AMERICA #10

$2.99

MAR

51,270

23

37.54

CAPTAIN AMERICA #11

$2.99

MAR

50,770

24

36.23

PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #54

$2.25

MAR

48,998

25

35.4

GI JOE #15

$2.95

IMA

47,876

26

34.51

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #9

$2.95

DRE

46,672

27

32.16

JSA #46

$2.50

DC

43,494

28

32.07

TRUTH RED WHITE BLACK #5 (Of 6)

$3.50

MAR

43,372

29

31.06

PUNISHER #23

$2.99

MAR

42,006

30

31.05

SPAWN #123

$2.50

IMA

41,993

31

30.88

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

$2.95

IMA

41,763

32

28.9

DETECTIVE COMICS #780

$2.75

DC

39,085

33

28.61

THUNDERCATS RETURN #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

38,693

34

27.46

GI JOE FRONTLINE #5

$2.95

IMA

37,137

35

27.42

GREEN LANTERN #160

$2.25

DC

37,083

36

27.29

AQUAMAN #4

$2.50

DC

36,908

37

27.2

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #1

$2.99

MAR

36,786

38

27.06

GREEN LANTERN #161

$2.25

DC

36,596

39

26.92

X-MEN 2 MOVIE PREQUEL WOLVERINE

$3.50

MAR

36,407

40

26.9

EXILES #23

$2.25

MAR

36,380

41

26.84

THOR #61

$2.25

MAR

36,299

42

26.56

EXILES #24

$2.25

MAR

35,920

43

26.13

JLA SCARY MONSTERS #1 (Of 6)

$2.50

DC

35,339

44

25.58

X-MEN RONIN #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

34,595

45

25.52

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #2

$2.99

MAR

34,514

46

25.19

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #3

$2.99

MAR

34,067

47

25.14

SUPERMAN #191

$2.25

DC

34,000

48

24.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #4

$2.99

MAR

33,797

49

24.73

IRON MAN #66

$2.25

MAR

33,445

50

24.08

X-MEN RONIN #2 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

32,566

51

23.99

ACTION COMICS #801

$2.25

DC

32,445

52

23.88

X-MEN 2 MOVIE PREQUEL NIGHTCRAWLER

$3.50

MAR

32,296

53

23.76

X-STATIX #9

$2.25

MAR

32,133

54

23.41

BATGIRL YEAR ONE #4 (Of 9)

$2.95

DC

31,660

55

23.05

HAWKMAN #13

$2.50

DC

31,173

56

22.91

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #39

$2.75

DC

30,984

57

22.69

BATGIRL #38

$2.50

DC

30,686

58

22.59

ADVS O/SUPERMAN #614

$2.25

DC

30,551

59

22.43

WEAPON X #7

$2.25

MAR

30,335

60

22.29

RISING STARS BRIGHT #2 (Of 3)

$2.99

IMA

30,145

61

22.28

CAPTAIN MARVEL #6

$2.25

MAR

30,132

62

21.97

NIGHTWING #79

$2.25

DC

29,713

63

21.8

CAPTAIN MARVEL #7

$2.25

MAR

29,483

64

21.67

SMALLVILLE #1

$3.50

DC

29,307

65

21.19

PARADISE X #9

$2.99

MAR

28,658

66

21.13

FLASH #196

$2.25

DC

28,577

67

21.1

SUPERGIRL #80

$2.50

DC

28,536

68

20.95

BATTLE O/T PLANETS #8

$2.99

IMA

28,333

69

20.89

SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #3 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

28,252

70

20.5

RAWHIDE KID #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

27,725

71

20.43

DANGER GIRL HAWAIIAN PUNCH

$4.95

DC

27,630

72

20.43

ALIAS #20 (MR)

$2.99

MAR

27,630

73

20.41

AGENT X #9

$2.25

MAR

27,603

74

20.33

ROBOTECH #4 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

27,495

75

20.01

POWERS #29 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

27,062

76

20

RAWHIDE KID #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

27,048

77

19.97

SOLUS #1

$2.95

CRO

27,008

78

19.37

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #165

$2.50

DC

26,196

79

19.32

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

$2.25

MAR

26,129

80

18.94

WONDER WOMAN #190

$2.25

DC

25,615

81

18.38

THUNDERBOLTS #77

$2.25

MAR

24,857

82

18.38

FABLES #11 (MR)

$2.50

DC

24,857

83

18.2

BIRDS O/PREY #53

$2.50

DC

24,614

84

18.03

Y THE LAST MAN #9 (MR)

$2.95

DC

24,384

85

17.77

YOUNG JUSTICE #55

$2.75

DC

24,033

86

17.68

STAR WARS EMPIRE #6

$2.99

DAR

23,911

87

17.58

SPIDER-GIRL #58

$2.25

MAR

23,776

88

17.41

TOMB RAIDER #28

$2.99

IMA

23,546

89

17.4

CATWOMAN #17

$2.50

DC

23,532

90

17.14

LEGION #18

$2.50

DC

23,180

91

17.09

ROBIN #112

$2.25

DC

23,113

92

16.92

SOJOURN #21

$2.95

CRO

22,883

93

16.66

BATMAN ALIENS II #3

$5.95

DC

22,531

94

16.39

BATMAN #612*

$2.25

DC

22,166

95

15.88

SUPERMAN METROPOLIS #2 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

21,476

96

15.75

FILTH #9 (Of 13) (MR)

$2.95

DC

21,301

97

15.73

JSA UNHOLY THREE #2

$6.95

DC

21,274

98

15.46

BIRDS O/PREY CATWOMAN ORACLE #2

$5.95

DC

20,908

99

15.33

BRIAN PULIDO LADY DEATH #2 MEDIEVAL TALE

$2.95

CRO

20,733

100

15.33

MEKANIX #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

20,733

101

15.09

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #51

$2.99

DAR

20,408

102

15.07

HERO #2

$2.50

DC

20,381

103

14.65

STAR WARS TALES #15*

$5.99

DAR

19,813

104

14.44

SOLDIER X #9

$2.25

MAR

19,529

105

14.3

RELOAD #1 (Of 3)

$2.95

DC

19,340

106

14.28

AQUAMAN SECRET FILES 2003

$4.95

DC

19,313

107

14.24

FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

19,258

108

14.24

GOTHAM CENTRAL #5

$2.50

DC

19,258

109

14.09

FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

19,056

110

14.07

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #6 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

19,029

111

13.49

RUSE #18

$2.95

CRO

18,244

112

13.33

GEN 13 #7

$2.95

DC

18,028

113

13

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #8

$2.95

DC

17,581

114

12.97

SUPERMAN LAST STAND ON KRYPTON

$6.95

DC

17,541

115

12.93

100 BULLETS #42 (RES) (MR)

$2.50

DC

17,487

116

12.84

PROMETHEA #25

$2.95

DC

17,365

117

12.81

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #11 (Of 12)

$2.99

IMA

17,325

118

12.76

HELLBLAZER #182 (MR)

$2.75

DC

17,257

119

12.68

BLACK PANTHER #55

$2.50

MAR

17,149

120

12.66

WARLANDS VOL 3 #3

$2.95

DRE

17,122

121

12.58

BLACK PANTHER #56

$2.50

MAR

17,013

122

12.53

HARLEY QUINN #30

$2.50

DC

16,946

123

12.2

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #9 (MR)

$2.95

DC

16,500

124

12.16

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

$2.95

DC

16,445

125

12.12

MICRONAUTS #6

$2.95

IMA

16,391

126

12.02

WITCHBLADE NOTTINGHAM

$4.99

IMA

16,256

127

11.97

LONE WOLF 2100 #7

$2.99

DAR

16,188

128

11.95

WAY O/T RAT #11

$2.95

CRO

16,161

129

11.92

ZATANNA EVERYDAY MAGIC

$5.95

DC

16,121

130

11.9

BRATH #2

$2.95

CRO

16,094

131

11.89

CHIMERA #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

CRO

16,080

132

11.42

AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #100

$2.95

DC

15,445

133

11.41

WARLANDS VOL 3 #4

$2.95

DRE

15,431

134

11.4

SPECTRE #27

$2.75

DC

15,418

135

11.36

KILLRAVEN #6 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

15,363

136

11.25

PATH #13

$2.95

CRO

15,215

137

11.17

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 STRUZAN CVR #1

$5.95

IMA

15,107

138

11.12

BTVS #55 DAWN & HOOPY THE BEAR*

$2.99

DAR

15,039

139

11.02

WAR STORY ARCHANGEL

$4.95

DC

14,904

140

10.97

CSI #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

14,836

141

10.84

DEVILS DUE STUDIOS PREVIEW 2003

$1.00

IMA

14,660

142

10.78

MARK O/CHARON #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

CRO

14,579

143

10.77

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVS #17

$2.25

DC

14,566

144

10.75

KISS #8*

$2.99

DAR

14,539

145

10.59

SCION #34

$2.95

CRO

14,322

146

10.52

MARVILLE #6

$2.25

MAR

14,227

147

10.42

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

$2.95

DC

14,092

148

10.39

LUCIFER #36 (MR)

$2.50

DC

14,052

149

10.27

SIMPSONS COMICS #80

$2.50

BON

13,889

150

10.12

POWER COMPANY #14

$2.75

DC

13,686

151

10.09

DOOM PATROL #18

$2.50

DC

13,646

152

10.05

JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS INCUBUS #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

13,592

153

10.04

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

$2.95

DC

13,578

154

9.72

ARIA USES O/ENCHANTMENT #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

13,146

155

9.37

NEGATION #16

$2.95

CRO

12,672

156

9.28

MYSTIC #34

$2.95

CRO

12,550

157

9.24

SAVAGE DRAGON #105

$2.95

IMA

12,496

158

9.23

CRUX #24

$2.95

CRO

12,483

159

9.06

MERIDIAN #34 (Net)

$1.48

CRO

12,253

160

9.05

FIRST #29

$2.95

CRO

12,239

161

9.01

ROUTE 666 #10

$2.95

CRO

12,185

162

8.99

SLEEPER #3 (MR)

$2.95

DC

12,158

163

8.88

SIGIL #34

$2.95

CRO

12,009

164

8.75

HUNTER AGE O/MAGIC #21 (MR)

$2.75

DC

11,834

165

8.72

PVP #1

$2.95

IMA

11,793

166

8.4

BART SIMPSON COMICS #11

$2.50

BON

11,360

167

8.26

CROSSOVERS #3

$2.95

CRO

11,171

168

7.8

CODENAME KNOCKOUT #22 (MR)

$2.75

DC

10,549

169

7.57

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

$2.95

DRE

10,238

170

7.49

BULLETPROOF MONK TALES O/T BPM #1

$2.95

IMA

10,130

171

7.45

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVS #60

$2.25

DC

10,076

172

7.43

SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #4 APR 2003

$4.95

VIZ

10,048

173

7.35

AMERICAN CENTURY #22 (MR)

$2.75

DC

9,940

174

7.3

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

$2.95

BRO

9,873

175

7.19

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

$2.95

CRO

9,724

176

7.16

VAMPIRELLA #17 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

9,683

177

7.03

EDENS TRAIL #5 (OF 5)

$2.99

MAR

9,508

178

6.7

CLOCKMAKER #2 (Of 12)

$2.50

IMA

9,061

179

6.62

REX MUNDI #2

$2.95

IMA

8,953

180

6.6

ARKANIUM #4

$2.95

DRE

8,926

181

6.45

ZERO GIRL FULL CIRCLE #5 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

8,723

182

6.44

STRANGERS #1

$2.95

IMA

8,710

183

6.25

21 DOWN #7

$2.95

DC

8,453

184

6.21

DEFIANCE #6

$2.95

IMA

8,399

185

6.19

GRENDEL GOD & DEVIL #2 (MR)

$3.50

DAR

8,371

186

6.1

MUTANT EARTH #4*

$2.95

IMA

8,250

187

6.08

POWERPUFF GIRLS #36

$2.25

DC

8,223

188

5.93

PARLIAMENT O/JUSTICE #1 (MR)

$5.95

IMA

8,020

189

5.83

ARKANIUM #5

$2.95

DRE

7,885

190

5.67

USAGI YOJIMBO #65

$2.99

DAR

7,668

191

5.6

ALAN MOORES COURTYARD #2 (MR)

$3.50

AVA

7,574

192

5.5

INVINCIBLE #3

$2.95

IMA

7,438

193

5.44

DEVILS FOOTPRINTS #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

7,357

194

5.42

SHADOWS #1

$2.95

IMA

7,330

195

5.36

ROTOGIN JUNKBOTZ #0

$2.50

IMA

7,249

196

5.29

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #76

$3.99

KZR

7,154

197

5.23

BATMAN DOUBLE FEATURE

$3.95

DC

7,073

198

5.17

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #77

$3.99

KZR

6,992

199

4.99

FIREBREATHER #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

6,749

200

4.85

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

$2.50

DC

6,559

201

4.83

STRAY BULLETS #30 (MR)

$3.50

EL

6,532

202

4.79

GRRL SCOUTS WORK SUCKS #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

6,478

203

4.72

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

$2.99

DAR

6,383

204

4.57

BATMAN #611

$2.25

DC

6,181

205

4.41

SCOOBY DOO #70

$2.25

DC

5,964

206

4.33

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #121

$2.19

ARC

5,856

207

4.31

LOONEY TUNES #100

$2.25

DC

5,829

208

4.28

RESISTANCE #7

$2.95

DC

5,788

209

4.03

SUPER MANGA BLAST #29 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

5,450

210

3.55

COURTNEY CRUMRIN & COVEN O/MYSTICS #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

ONI

4,801

211

3.47

BATMAN #610

$2.25

DC

4,693

212

3.44

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

$2.95

VIZ

4,652

213

3.43

BLUE MONDAY NOBODYS FOOL (MR)

$2.95

ONI

4,639

214

3.3

CSI #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

4,463

215

3.23

POISON ELVES #72 (RES)

$2.95

SIR

4,368

216

3.18

FOREVER MAELSTROM #5 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

4,301

217

3.16

LANSDALE & TRUMANS DEAD FOLKS #1

$3.50

AVA

4,274

218

3.1

GOLD DIGGER #40

$3.50

ANT

4,193

219

3.1

PARADIGM #7

$2.95

IMA

4,193

220

2.99

TERRY MOORES PARADISE TOO #12

$2.95

ABS

4,044

221

2.72

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #34

$2.99

TKP

3,679

222

2.62

AGE O/BRONZE #16

$3.50

IMA

3,543

223

2.52

TOP COW 2003 COMPILATION SP (Net)

$3.00

IMA

3,408

224

2.49

MAGE KNIGHT STOLEN DESTINY #5 (Of 5)

$3.50

IDW

3,368

225

2.47

GLOOM COOKIE #15 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

3,340

226

2.46

SUPERGIRL #79

$2.50

DC

3,327

227

2.45

BIG DADDY DANGER #8 (Of 8)

$2.95

DC

3,313

228

2.35

ARCHIE #534

$2.19

ARC

3,178

229

2.33

COURTNEY CRUMRIN & COVEN O/MYSTICS #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

ONI

3,151

230

2.3

KODT ILLUSTRATED #20

$2.99

KZR

3,111

231

2.22

DAREDEVIL VS VAPORA #1 (Net)

$1.19

NDC

3,002

232

2.19

BONDAGE FAIRIES EXTREME #15 (A)

$3.50

ERO

2,962

233

2.16

BETTY & VERONICA #186

$2.19

ARC

2,921

234

2.08

ALAN MOORES COURTYARD WRAP #2 (MR)

$3.95

AVA

2,813

235

2.07

SAMMY TOURIST TRAP #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

2,800

236

1.98

SABRINA VOL 2 #43

$2.19

ARC

2,678

237

1.95

BETTY #123

$2.19

ARC

2,637

238

1.93

LOEG II BUMPER ED PARTS 3 & 4

$5.95

DC

2,610

239

1.92

VERONICA #138

$2.19

ARC

2,597

240

1.91

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #104

$3.50

ANT

2,583

241

1.9

CARTOON CARTOONS #16

$2.25

DC

2,570

242

1.88

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #141

$3.59

ARC

2,543

243

1.87

SCARLET FOX ONE-SHOT

$2.25

AER

2,529

244

1.85

LITTLE SCROWLIE #1 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

2,502

245

1.85

JUNGLE FANTASY #2 (MR)*

$3.50

AVA

2,502

246

1.82

KODT EVERKNIGHTS #5

$2.99

KZR

2,461

247

1.81

MIDNIGHT MOVER #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

ONI

2,448

248

1.78

RAIJIN COMICS #13 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,407

249

1.77

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #68

$2.19

ARC

2,394

250

1.77

RAIJIN COMICS #14 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,394

251

1.77

RAIJIN COMICS #15 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,394

252

1.75

RAIJIN COMICS #16 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,367

253

1.74

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #74

$3.59

ARC

2,353

254

1.72

BONEYARD SP SWIMSUIT ISSUE (MR)

$2.95

NBM

2,326

255

1.7

KODT BLACK HANDS GAMING SOCIETY SP

$2.99

KZR

2,299

256

1.65

HOW LOATHSOME #1 (MR)

$2.95

NBM

2,231

257

1.62

MARVEL MUST HAVES ULTIMATE VENOM

$3.99

MAR

2,191

258

1.61

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #137

$2.39

ARC

2,177

259

1.6

JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #93

$3.59

ARC

2,164

260

1.59

CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 5 #1 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

2,150

261

1.58

KILLBOX #3

$5.00

ANT

2,137

262

1.54

ARCHIE DIGEST #197

$2.39

ARC

2,083

263

1.51

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

$2.95

ONI

2,042

264

1.5

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

$2.95

ONI

2,029

265

1.45

CSI #1 (OF 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

1,961

266

1.44

LANSDALE & TRUMANS DEAD FOLKS WRAP CVR #1

$3.95

AVA

1,947

267

1.43

PUBO #3 (Of 3)

$3.50

DAR

1,934

268

1.42

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

$3.50

AVA

1,920

269

1.41

MILK #33 (A)

$2.99

RAD

1,907

270

1.41

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

$2.99

TFM

1,907

271

1.39

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

$2.95

IMA

1,880

272

1.39

JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #182

$2.39

ARC

1,880

273

1.38

VERTIGO X PREVIEW (MR)

$0.99

DC

1,866

274

1.38

HELLBOY WEIRD TALES #1

$2.99

DAR

1,866

275

1.36

AMELIA RULES #9

$2.95

REN

1,839

276

1.33

EVENFALL #1 (MR)

$2.95

SLG

1,799

277

1.32

SUPERCAR #0 (Of 5)

$2.95

MMP

1,785

278

1.27

LAUGHTER O/T DAMNED #1 (MR)

$2.65

MPC

1,718

279

1.27

DRAGON ARMS #4

$3.50

ANT

1,718

280

1.26

TECH JACKET #4

$2.95

IMA

1,704

281

1.26

ALONE I/T DARK ONE-SHOT SP

$4.95

IMA

1,704

282

1.23

MARVEL MUST HAVES ULTIMATE WAR

$3.99

MAR

1,663

283

1.21

OCTAVIA #1

$2.95

AMR

1,636

284

1.2

DANGER GIRL 3D

$4.95

DC

1,623

285

1.2

BIG O PART 4 #1 (Of 4)

$3.50

VIZ

1,623

286

1.19

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

$2.95

ONI

1,609

287

1.16

JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #1

$2.99

DAR

1,569

288

1.15

LOEG II BUMPER ED PARTS 1 & 2

$5.95

DC

1,555

289

1.1

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #8

$2.95

DRE

1,488

290

1.1

COURTNEY CRUMRIN & COVEN O/MYSTICS #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

ONI

1,488

291

1.08

FINDER #30 (MR)

$2.95

LIG

1,461

292

1.07

LUFTWAFFE 1946 #7

$5.95

ANT

1,447

293

1.06

SHI PANDORAS BOX #1/2*

$3.95

COM

1,434

294

1.05

FURRLOUGH #121

$2.99

RAD

1,420

295

1.04

JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #3

$2.99

DAR

1,407

296

1.03

TMNT VOL 4 #1 2ND PTG

$2.95

MIR

1,393

297

1.02

JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #2

$2.99

DAR

1,379

298

1.01

JSA UNHOLY THREE #1

$6.95

DC

1,366

299

1

INFINITE KUNG FU #4

$3.00

GLN

1,352

300

1

FADE FROM BLUE #6

$1.50

SEC

1,352

 

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

 

 

These estimates are based on ICv2 estimates of comic sales by Diamond North America during March, 2003.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of March, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of March.  

 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, CrossGen, 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, Image, and CrossGen 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. 

 

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.

 

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, probably amounting to 5-20% of sales.

 

For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through March 2003, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 50 GNs Index.'

 
 
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