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Top 300 Comics Actual--April 2003

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

Published: 05/21/2003 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during April 2003. 

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in April, see 'April Comics Up Over March.'

 

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during April, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual--April 2003.'

 

 

QtyRank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

Est.Qty

1

100

BATMAN #614

$2.25

DC

153,129

2

72.7

TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 #1*

$2.95

DRE

111,355

3

67.6

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #39

$2.25

MAR

103,531

4

63.1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #52

$2.25

MAR

96,624

5

62.7

NEW X-MEN #139

$2.25

MAR

95,981

6

62

NEW X-MEN #140

$2.25

MAR

94,925

7

59.1

ULTIMATE X-MEN #32

$2.25

MAR

90,484

8

58.8

ULTIMATE X-MEN #31

$2.25

MAR

90,086

9

56.5

UNCANNY X-MEN #421

$2.25

MAR

86,503

10

56.1

UNCANNY X-MEN #422 (Note Price)

$3.50

MAR

85,890

11

40

WOLVERINE #189

$2.25

MAR

61,282

12

39.5

DAREDEVIL #46

$2.99

MAR

60,517

13

39.4

DAREDEVIL #45

$2.99

MAR

60,272

14

39.3

JLA #80

$2.25

DC

60,164

15

38.6

X-TREME X-MEN #24

$2.99

MAR

59,092

16

38.1

AVENGERS #66

$2.25

MAR

58,312

17

37.8

INCREDIBLE HULK #53

$2.25

MAR

57,837

18

37.7

INCREDIBLE HULK #52

$2.25

MAR

57,684

19

36.1

GREEN ARROW #23

$2.50

DC

55,280

20

35

GREEN ARROW #24

$2.50

DC

53,565

21

34.3

MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #4 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

52,569

22

33.8

CAPTAIN AMERICA #12

$2.99

MAR

51,804

23

33.7

MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #3 (Of 6)

$2.99

MAR

51,559

24

33.6

FANTASTIC FOUR #68

$2.25

MAR

51,405

25

31.1

MYSTIQUE #1

$2.99

MAR

47,562

26

31

PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #55

$2.25

MAR

47,531

27

29.5

GREEN LANTERN #162

$2.25

DC

45,219

28

29.5

GI JOE #16

$2.95

IMA

45,142

29

29

GREEN LANTERN #163

$2.25

DC

44,469

30

28.5

WOLVERINE XISLE #1

$2.50

MAR

43,611

31

28.2

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #10

$2.95

DRE

43,106

32

27.8

GI JOE #17

$2.95

IMA

42,493

33

27.6

JSA #47

$2.50

DC

42,187

34

26.6

SPAWN #124

$2.50

IMA

40,732

35

26.5

PUNISHER #24

$2.99

MAR

40,503

36

26.3

PUNISHER #25

$2.99

MAR

40,319

37

26.3

WOLVERINE XISLE #2

$2.50

MAR

40,273

38

26.2

HULK WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #4 (Of 4)

$2.99

MAR

40,120

39

26.1

WOLVERINE XISLE #3

$2.50

MAR

39,967

40

25.7

WOLVERINE XISLE #4

$2.50

MAR

39,278

41

25.5

WOLVERINE XISLE #5

$2.50

MAR

39,002

42

25

DETECTIVE COMICS #781

$2.75

DC

38,236

43

24.2

HUMAN TORCH #1

$2.50

MAR

37,103

44

23.8

EXILES #25 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

36,414

45

23.4

ASTRO CITY LOCAL HEROES #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

35,786

46

23.4

THUNDERCATS RETURN #3 (Of 5)

$2.95

DC

35,786

47

23.4

X-MEN UNLIMITED #43

$2.50

MAR

35,756

48

22.8

X-MEN UNLIMITED #45

$2.50

MAR

34,975

49

22.8

X-MEN 2 MOVIE ADAPTATION

$3.50

MAR

34,852

50

22.7

SENTINEL #1

$2.99

MAR

34,822

51

22.7

AQUAMAN #5

$2.50

DC

34,684

52

22.6

SUPERMAN #192

$2.25

DC

34,638

53

22.6

THOR #62 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

34,638

54

22.5

X-MEN UNLIMITED #44

$2.50

MAR

34,485

55

22.5

THOR #63 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

34,408

56

22.4

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 #2*

$2.95

IMA

34,347

57

22.1

GI JOE FRONTLINE #6

$2.95

IMA

33,811

58

21.2

IRON MAN #67 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

32,479

59

21

ACTION COMICS #802

$2.25

DC

32,126

60

20.3

BATGIRL YEAR ONE #5 (Of 9)

$2.95

DC

31,116

61

20.3

X-STATIX #10 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

31,009

62

20.2

JLA SCARY MONSTERS #2 (Of 6)

$2.50

DC

30,993

63

20.2

FLASH #197

$2.25

DC

30,886

64

20

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #40

$2.75

DC

30,565

65

19.7

BATGIRL #39

$2.50

DC

30,090

66

19.6

HAWKMAN #14

$2.50

DC

29,998

67

19.4

ADVS O/SUPERMAN #615

$2.25

DC

29,707

68

19.3

NIGHTWING #80

$2.25

DC

29,508

69

19.2

WEAPON X #8 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

29,385

70

19

X-MEN RONIN #3 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

29,095

71

19

CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

29,033

72

18.6

X-MEN RONIN #4 (Of 5)

$2.99

MAR

28,528

73

18.3

DARKNESS VOL 2 #3

$2.99

IMA

28,023

74

18.2

RISING STARS BRIGHT #3 (Of 3)

$2.99

IMA

27,915

75

18.2

PARADISE X #10

$2.99

MAR

27,854

76

18.2

SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #4 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

27,808

77

18

SUPERMAN RED SON #1 (Of 3)

$5.95

DC

27,579

78

17.5

AGENT X #10 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

26,767

79

17.5

ALIAS #21 (RES) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

26,767

80

17.4

POWERS #30 (MR)

$2.95

IMA

26,690

81

17.3

ELEKTRA #21 (RES)

$2.99

MAR

26,553

82

17.3

ELEKTRA #22 (RES)

$2.99

MAR

26,522

83

16.9

WONDER WOMAN #191

$2.25

DC

25,833

84

16.9

RUNAWAYS #1

$2.50

MAR

25,833

85

16.8

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #166

$2.50

DC

25,664

86

16.6

GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #3 (MR)

$3.50

DAR

25,358

87

16.3

FABLES #12 (MR)

$2.50

DC

24,929

88

16.2

Y THE LAST MAN #10 (MR)

$2.95

DC

24,853

89

16.2

ROBOTECH #5 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

24,838

90

15.9

ULTIMATE ADVS #3

$2.25

MAR

24,348

91

15.9

WITCHBLADE #63

$2.99

IMA

24,302

92

15.9

RAWHIDE KID #4 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

24,286

93

15.7

BATMAN NEVERMORE #1 (Of 5)

$2.50

DC

24,103

94

15.6

RAWHIDE KID #5 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

MAR

23,888

95

15.5

STAR WARS EMPIRE #7

$2.99

DAR

23,796

96

15.4

BIRDS O/PREY #54

$2.50

DC

23,521

97

15.2

LEGION #19

$2.50

DC

23,214

98

15.2

SPIDER-GIRL #59 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

23,199

99

15.2

CATWOMAN #18

$2.50

DC

23,199

100

15

SOJOURN #22

$2.95

CRO

23,031

101

14.8

ROBIN #113

$2.25

DC

22,663

102

14.7

HERO #3

$2.50

DC

22,525

103

14.6

TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 CHROME CVR #1

$5.95

DRE

22,280

104

14.3

TOMB RAIDER #29

$2.99

IMA

21,913

105

14.2

THUNDERBOLTS #78

$2.25

MAR

21,806

106

13.8

JLA AGE O/WONDER #1

$5.95

DC

21,178

107

13.6

411 #1 (Of 3)

$3.50

MAR

20,795

108

13.4

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE OFFICIAL GUIDE #1

$5.25

DRE

20,519

109

13.3

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #52

$2.99

DAR

20,381

110

13.2

HELLBOY WEIRD TALES #2

$2.99

DAR

20,259

111

13.2

SOLUS #2

$2.95

CRO

20,167

112

12.9

STAR WARS REPUBLIC #53 BLAST RADIUS

$2.99

DAR

19,708

113

12.7

BRIAN PULIDO LADY DEATH #3 MEDIEVAL TALE

$2.95

CRO

19,463

114

12.7

SUPERMAN METROPOLIS #3 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

19,417

115

12.4

TOM STRONG #20

$2.95

DC

19,049

116

12.4

JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #7 (Of 8) (RES)

$2.99

DAR

18,911

117

12.3

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #7 (Of 12)

$2.95

DC

18,850

118

12.3

LIBERTY MEADOWS #31

$2.95

IMA

18,758

119

12.2

SOLDIER X #10 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

18,697

120

12

BEWARE THE CREEPER #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

18,421

121

12

GOTHAM CENTRAL #6

$2.50

DC

18,345

122

11.7

CALL #1

$2.25

MAR

17,885

123

11.6

RUSE #19 (Net)

$1.48

CRO

17,794

124

11.3

100 BULLETS #43 (MR)

$2.50

DC

17,273

125

11.3

GEN 13 #8

$2.95

DC

17,227

126

11.2

SPIDEY & MINI MARVELS

$3.50

MAR

17,089

127

11

HELLBLAZER #183 (MR)

$2.75

DC

16,905

128

11

TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #12 (Of 12)

$2.99

IMA

16,783

129

10.8

HARLEY QUINN #31

$2.50

DC

16,492

130

10.7

BLACK PANTHER #57 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

16,431

131

10.7

BLACK PANTHER #58 (Note Price)

$2.99

MAR

16,354

132

10.6

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #9 (MR)

$2.95

DC

16,232

133

10.5

OUT THERE #17

$2.95

DC

16,079

134

10.2

BATMAN ADVS NEWSSTAND ED #1

$2.25

DC

15,619

135

10.1

WAY O/T RAT #12

$2.95

CRO

15,512

136

10.1

CHIMERA #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

CRO

15,451

137

9.81

BLOOD & WATER #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

DC

15,022

138

9.65

BRATH #3

$2.95

CRO

14,777

139

9.63

BTVS #56 SLAYER INTERRUPTED (1 Of 4)*

$2.99

DAR

14,746

140

9.59

MICRONAUTS #7

$2.95

IMA

14,685

141

9.43

BONE #51

$2.95

CAR

14,440

142

9.42

CSI #4 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

IDW

14,425

143

9.41

PATH #14

$2.95

CRO

14,409

144

9.3

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #10 (MR)

$2.95

DC

14,241

145

9.3

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVS #18

$2.25

DC

14,241

146

9.15

SIMPSONS COMICS #81

$2.50

BON

14,011

147

9.07

LUCIFER #37 (MR)

$2.50

DC

13,889

148

9.04

SCION #35

$2.95

CRO

13,843

149

8.86

KISS #9*

$2.99

DAR

13,567

150

8.76

POWER COMPANY #15

$2.75

DC

13,414

151

8.67

HELLSPAWN #16

$2.50

IMA

13,276

152

8.58

MARVELOUS ADVS O/GUS BEEZER STARRING SPIDER-MAN

$2.99

MAR

13,138

153

8.5

DOOM PATROL #19

$2.50

DC

13,016

154

8.33

DAWN CONVENTION SKETCHBOOK 2003

$2.95

IMA

12,756

155

8.2

BATMAN #613

$2.25

DC

12,557

156

8.19

MARVELOUS ADVS O/GUS BEEZER STARRING X-MEN

$2.99

MAR

12,541

157

8.13

MARVELOUS ADVS O/GUS BEEZER STARRING HULK

$2.99

MAR

12,449

158

8.1

GOD LOVES MAN KILLS REPRINT ED

$4.99

MAR

12,403

159

8.02

NEGATION #17

$2.95

CRO

12,281

160

7.95

MYSTIC #35

$2.95

CRO

12,174

161

7.93

JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS INCUBUS #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

12,143

162

7.92

SAVAGE DRAGON #106

$2.95

IMA

12,128

163

7.91

MARK O/CHARON #2 (Of 5)

$2.95

CRO

12,113

164

7.9

BOTP BATTLE BOOK

$4.99

IMA

12,097

165

7.88

KARZA #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

12,067

166

7.87

FIRST #30

$2.95

CRO

12,051

167

7.84

CRUX #25

$2.95

CRO

12,005

168

7.62

ROUTE 666 #11

$2.95

CRO

11,668

169

7.62

BART SIMPSON COMICS #12

$2.50

BON

11,668

170

7.61

SIGIL #35

$2.95

CRO

11,653

171

7.55

ARIA USES O/ENCHANTMENT #2 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

11,561

172

7.55

HUNTER AGE O/MAGIC #22 (MR)

$2.75

DC

11,561

173

7.54

STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #57

$2.95

ABS

11,546

174

7.42

MERIDIAN #35

$2.95

CRO

11,362

175

6.93

FUTURAMA COMICS #12

$2.50

BON

10,612

176

6.86

KORE #1*

$2.95

IMA

10,505

177

6.74

SWEATSHOP #1

$2.95

DC

10,321

178

6.72

SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #5 MAY 2003

$4.95

VIZ

10,290

179

6.68

CODENAME KNOCKOUT #23 (MR)

$2.75

DC

10,229

180

6.48

SLEEPER #4 (MR)

$2.95

DC

9,923

181

6.47

SPYBOY 13.1 MANGA AFFAIR #1 (Of 3)

$2.99

DAR

9,907

182

6.42

CROSSOVERS #4

$2.95

CRO

9,831

183

6.3

MYTHSTALKERS #1

$2.95

IMA

9,647

184

6.3

BLOOD LEGACY YOUNG ONES ONE-SHOT

$4.99

IMA

9,647

185

6.06

SANDSCAPE #3

$2.95

DRE

9,280

186

6.02

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

$2.95

CRO

9,218

187

5.98

VAMPIRELLA #18 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

9,157

188

5.92

AMERICAN CENTURY #23 (RES) (MR)

$2.75

DC

9,065

189

5.85

VAMPIRELLA #19 REG ED

$2.99

HAR

8,958

190

5.52

VIOLENT MESSIAHS LAMENTING PAIN #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

8,453

191

5.39

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #8 (MR)

$2.95

DC

8,254

192

5.27

POWERPUFF GIRLS #37

$2.25

DC

8,070

193

5.27

21 DOWN #8

$2.95

DC

8,070

194

5.2

DEFIANCE #7

$2.95

IMA

7,963

195

5.13

GRENDEL GOD & DEVIL #3 (MR)

$3.50

DAR

7,856

196

5.08

HAWAIIAN DICK #3 (Of 3)

$2.95

IMA

7,779

197

5.07

REX MUNDI #3

$2.95

IMA

7,764

198

4.76

QUEEN & COUNTRY #15 (MR)

$2.95

ONI

7,289

199

4.74

AGENTS #1 (Of 6)

$2.95

IMA

7,258

200

4.7

KODT MINI-SERIES PX SP VOL 1 #2 (Of 3)*

$2.99

KZR

7,197

201

4.67

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

$2.99

DAR

7,151

202

4.67

HEIRS O/ETERNITY #1 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

7,151

203

4.59

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #9

$2.95

MIR

7,029

204

4.53

JACK STAFF #2

$2.95

IMA

6,937

205

4.51

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #78

$3.99

KZR

6,906

206

4.47

VENTURE #3

$2.95

IMA

6,845

207

4.46

BLACKBURNE COVENANT #1 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

6,830

208

4.18

BLADE O/T IMMORTAL FALL FROST (6 Of 6) #78

$2.99

DAR

6,401

209

4.15

STRAY BULLETS #31 (MR)

$2.95

EL

6,355

210

4.01

BLACK SUN #6 (Of 6) (MR)

$2.95

DC

6,140

211

3.92

STRANGERS #2*

$2.95

IMA

6,003

212

3.91

TECH JACKET #5

$2.95

IMA

5,987

213

3.88

CEREBUS #288

$2.25

AAR

5,941

214

3.86

FIREBREATHER #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

5,911

215

3.85

SCOOBY DOO #71

$2.25

DC

5,895

216

3.8

SHI PANDORAS BOX #1*

$3.50

AVA

5,819

217

3.79

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #122

$2.19

ARC

5,804

218

3.73

GRRL SCOUTS WORK SUCKS #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

IMA

5,712

219

3.69

LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #7 (MR)

$3.95

FAN

5,650

220

3.63

DEVILS FOOTPRINTS #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

DAR

5,559

221

3.59

LOVEBUNNY & MR HELL SAVAGE LOVE

$2.95

IMA

5,497

222

3.55

RESISTANCE #8

$2.95

DC

5,436

223

3.48

MACE BOUNTY HUNTER #1

$2.99

IMA

5,329

224

3.43

SUPER MANGA BLAST #30 (MR)

$5.99

DAR

5,252

225

3.41

SHADOWS #2

$2.95

IMA

5,222

226

3.39

MUCHA LUCHA #1 (Of 3)

$2.25

DC

5,191

227

3.19

METAL HURLANT #5 (MR)

$3.95

HUM

4,885

228

2.73

XIN JOURNEY VAMPI OMEGA PREVIEW ED

$1.99

HAR

4,180

229

2.69

DEATHMASK #1

$2.99

FUT

4,119

230

2.66

SHI ILLUSTRATED WARRIOR #7 (Of 7)

$2.99

CRU

4,073

231

2.63

GOLD DIGGER #41

$3.50

ANT

4,027

232

2.51

FOREVER MAELSTROM #6 (Of 6)

$2.95

DC

3,844

233

2.46

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

$3.50

AVA

3,767

234

2.45

PARADIGM #8

$2.95

IMA

3,752

235

2.37

HERO DOUBLE FEATURE

$4.95

DC

3,629

236

2.34

LOONEY TUNES #101

$2.25

DC

3,583

237

2.29

ZEN #0

$2.95

ZEN

3,507

238

2.29

GOON #4

$2.95

ALB

3,507

239

2.2

MMH ULTIMATE VENOM

$3.99

MAR

3,369

240

2.18

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

$2.95

ONI

3,338

241

2.1

ARCHIE #535

$2.19

ARC

3,216

242

2.04

KODT ILLUSTRATED #21

$2.99

KZR

3,124

243

2.04

BONEYARD #10

$2.95

NBM

3,124

244

2.01

BIG DADDY DANGER #9 (Of 9)

$2.95

DC

3,078

245

1.99

WHIZ KIDS #1

$4.95

IMA

3,047

246

1.94

BATMAN #610

$2.25

DC

2,971

247

1.84

METALLIX #4

$3.50

FUT

2,818

248

1.84

BETTY & VERONICA #187

$2.19

ARC

2,818

249

1.82

FREEMIND #5

$3.50

FUT

2,787

250

1.79

BATMAN GOTHAM ADVS #60

$2.25

DC

2,741

251

1.78

CARTOON CARTOONS #17

$2.25

DC

2,726

252

1.75

BETTY #125

$2.19

ARC

2,680

253

1.75

BETTY #124

$2.19

ARC

2,680

254

1.74

SABRINA VOL 2 #44

$2.19

ARC

2,664

255

1.74

ALICE IN SEXLAND EXTREME #1 (A)

$3.50

ERO

2,664

256

1.71

RADISKULL & DEVIL DOLL RADISKULL HATE LOVE ONE-SHOT

$2.95

IMA

2,619

257

1.69

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #114

$3.59

ARC

2,588

258

1.68

VERONICA #139

$2.19

ARC

2,573

259

1.66

LOEG II BUMPER ED PARTS 1 & 2

$5.95

DC

2,542

260

1.63

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #69

$2.19

ARC

2,496

261

1.63

AP HOW TO DRAW MANGA #23

$4.95

ANT

2,496

262

1.61

NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #105

$3.50

ANT

2,465

263

1.6

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #70

$2.19

ARC

2,450

264

1.58

FOOTMAN 15 FAIRY FIRE ONE-SHOT (MR)

$2.95

BAL

2,419

265

1.58

THREE STRIKES #1 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

ONI

2,419

266

1.57

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #142

$3.59

ARC

2,404

267

1.55

BATMAN #612*

$2.25

DC

2,373

268

1.52

BATMAN DOUBLE FEATURE

$3.95

DC

2,328

269

1.52

LOEG II BUMPER ED PARTS 3 & 4

$5.95

DC

2,328

270

1.51

JUGHEAD #150

$2.19

ARC

2,312

271

1.47

COUNTER OPS #1

$3.95

ANT

2,251

272

1.46

RAIJIN COMICS #17 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,236

273

1.46

PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #75

$3.59

ARC

2,236

274

1.46

RAIJIN COMICS #18 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,236

275

1.46

RAIJIN COMICS #19 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,236

276

1.46

WONDER WOMAN #190

$2.25

DC

2,236

277

1.45

RAIJIN COMICS #20 (MR)

$4.95

GUT

2,220

278

1.42

ARCHIE MYSTERIES #27

$2.19

ARC

2,174

279

1.39

ART & BEAUTY #2 (MR)

$4.95

FAN

2,128

280

1.39

SILENCERS #1

$3.50

MNS

2,128

281

1.37

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51

$2.25

MAR

2,098

282

1.37

JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #94

$3.59

ARC

2,098

283

1.36

BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #138

$2.39

ARC

2,083

284

1.34

GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #2 NEW PTG

$3.50

DAR

2,052

285

1.28

JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #4 (Of 8)

$2.99

DAR

1,960

286

1.27

GENUS #58 (A)

$3.50

RAD

1,945

287

1.26

ZATANNA EVERYDAY MAGIC

$5.95

DC

1,929

288

1.26

MMH ULTIMATE WAR

$3.99

MAR

1,929

289

1.25

LAUGH DIGEST #183

$2.39

ARC

1,914

290

1.22

SUPERGIRL #80

$2.50

DC

1,868

291

1.2

YOUNG WITCHES VOL 5 LEGACY #5 (A)

$3.95

ERO

1,838

292

1.2

JAGUAR GOD RETURN TO XIBALBA (MR)

$3.95

VER

1,838

293

1.18

HSU & CHAN #2

$2.95

SLG

1,807

294

1.16

JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #183

$2.39

ARC

1,776

295

1.14

ARTBABE PRESENTS LA PERDIDA #3 (MR)

$4.95

FAN

1,746

296

1.13

GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #1*

$3.99

DAR

1,730

297

1.11

THIEVES & KINGS #41

$2.95

IBX

1,700

298

1.1

DRAGON ARMS #5

$3.50

ANT

1,684

299

1.09

JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #5 (Of 8)

$2.99

DAR

1,669

300

1.05

NEOTOPIA #3

$3.95

ANT

1,608

 

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 April, 2003.  They do not include sales made by Diamond UK, orders on these titles placed after the end of April, or copies purchased by Diamond but held in inventory at the end of April.  

 

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 the top 50 graphic novels actual orders in March, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual -- March 2003.'

For the top 300 comic actual orders in March, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--March 2003.'

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual March orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'ICv2 Kicks Off New Top 300 Reporting.'

 

For links to all previous Top 300 Comic and Top 50 Graphic Novel articles (going back over three years, including preorder analysis through March 2003 and actual order analysis beginning March 2003) see: 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 50 GNs Index.'

 
 
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