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Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2003

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

Published: 06/19/2003 12:00am
These are estimates of the sales by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during May 2003. 

 

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in May, see 'Wolverine Debuts On Top In May.'

 

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

 

QtyRank

Index

 

Title

Price

 

Pub

Est.Qty

1

110.2

 

WOLVERINE #1

$2.25

 

MAR

158,787

2

100

 

BATMAN #615

$2.25

 

DC

144,090

3

73.25

 

ULTIMATES #10

$2.25

 

MAR

105,546

4

72.51

 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #40

$2.25

 

MAR

104,480

5

71.34

 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #41

$2.25

 

MAR

102,794

6

66.49

 

NEW X-MEN #141

$2.25

 

MAR

95,805

7

66.47

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #53

$2.25

 

MAR

95,777

8

65.68

 

UNCANNY X-MEN #424

$2.25

 

MAR

94,638

9

64.63

 

ULTIMATE X-MEN #33

$2.25

 

MAR

93,125

10

64.26

 

VENOM #1

$2.25

 

MAR

92,592

11

51.58

 

TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

 

DRE

74,322

12

46.04

 

X-TREME X-MEN #25

$2.99

 

MAR

66,339

13

45.92

 

X-TREME X-MEN #26

$2.99

 

MAR

66,166

14

42.63

 

INCREDIBLE HULK #54

$2.25

 

MAR

61,426

15

42.59

 

DAREDEVIL #47

$2.99

 

MAR

61,368

16

41.86

 

JLA #81

$2.25

 

DC

60,316

17

40.32

 

AVENGERS #67

$2.25

 

MAR

58,097

18

39.57

 

NEW MUTANTS #1

$2.50

 

MAR

57,016

19

37.55

 

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL II #5 (Of 6)

$3.50

 

DC

54,106

20

36.46

 

GREEN ARROW #25

$2.50

 

DC

52,535

21

36.16

 

FANTASTIC FOUR #69

$2.25

 

MAR

52,103

22

35.42

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #5 (Of 6)

$2.99

 

MAR

51,037

23

35.03

 

PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #56

$2.25

 

MAR

50,475

24

35.03

 

GREEN ARROW #26

$2.50

 

DC

50,475

25

34.2

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #13

$2.99

 

MAR

49,279

26

30.78

 

AUTHORITY VOL 2 #1 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

44,351

27

30.78

 

GREEN LANTERN #164

$2.25

 

DC

44,351

28

30.55

 

JSA #48

$2.50

 

DC

44,019

29

30.23

 

JSA ALL STARS #1 (Of 8)

$2.50

 

DC

43,558

30

29.47

 

WOLVERINE SNIKT #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

 

MAR

42,463

31

28.48

 

MYSTIQUE #2

$2.99

 

MAR

41,037

32

28.42

 

SPAWN #125

$2.50

 

IMA

40,950

33

28.27

 

TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #11

$2.95

 

DRE

40,734

34

28.11

 

VOLTRON DEFENDER O/T UNIVERSE #1 (Of 5)*

$2.95

 

IMA

40,504

35

27.77

 

PUNISHER #26

$2.99

 

MAR

40,014

36

27.63

 

PUNISHER #27

$2.99

 

MAR

39,812

37

26.94

 

INHUMANS #1

$2.50

 

MAR

38,818

38

26.68

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #782

$2.75

 

DC

38,443

39

26.37

 

GREEN LANTERN #165

$2.25

 

DC

37,997

40

26.08

 

TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE GRADUATION DAY #1 (Of 3)

$2.50

 

DC

37,579

41

25.82

 

EXILES #27

$2.99

 

MAR

37,204

42

25.74

 

EXILES #26

$2.99

 

MAR

37,089

43

25.64

 

NAMOR #2

$2.25

 

MAR

36,945

44

24.67

 

X-MEN UNLIMITED #46

$2.50

 

MAR

35,547

45

24.33

 

THUNDERCATS RETURN #4 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

DC

35,057

46

24.24

 

SUPERMAN #193

$2.25

 

DC

34,927

47

23.99

 

X-MEN UNLIMITED #47

$2.50

 

MAR

34,567

48

23.83

 

THOR #64

$2.99

 

MAR

34,337

49

23.71

 

TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE GRADUATION DAY #2 (Of 3)

$2.50

 

DC

34,164

50

23.05

 

AQUAMAN #6

$2.50

 

DC

33,213

51

23.05

 

IRON MAN #68

$2.99

 

MAR

33,213

52

22.99

 

X-MEN PHOENIX #1 (Of 3)

$2.99

 

MAR

33,126

53

22.59

 

ARKHAM ASYLUM LIVING HELL #1 (Of 6)

$2.50

 

DC

32,550

54

22.29

 

ACTION COMICS #803

$2.25

 

DC

32,118

55

22.13

 

GI JOE FRONTLINE #7

$2.95

 

IMA

31,887

56

21.66

 

FLASH #198

$2.25

 

DC

31,210

57

21.57

 

BATGIRL YEAR ONE #6 (Of 9)

$2.95

 

DC

31,080

58

21.52

 

THUNDERCATS/BATTLE O/T PLANETS

$4.95

 

DC

31,008

59

21.15

 

HUMAN TORCH #2

$2.50

 

MAR

30,475

60

21.04

 

WOLVERINE DOOP #1 (Of 2)

$2.99

 

MAR

30,317

61

20.94

 

BATGIRL #40

$2.50

 

DC

30,172

62

20.82

 

CREW #1

$2.50

 

MAR

30,000

63

20.79

 

BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #41

$2.75

 

DC

29,956

64

20.78

 

NIGHTWING #81

$2.25

 

DC

29,942

65

20.75

 

HAWKMAN #15

$2.50

 

DC

29,899

66

20.72

 

ADVS O/SUPERMAN #616

$2.25

 

DC

29,855

67

20.71

 

BATTLE O/T PLANETS THUNDERCATS ONE-SHOT

$4.99

 

IMA

29,841

68

20.62

 

DOMINO #1

$2.50

 

MAR

29,711

69

20.01

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL #9

$2.99

 

MAR

28,832

70

19.82

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL #10

$2.99

 

MAR

28,559

71

19.81

 

JLA SCARY MONSTERS #3 (Of 6)

$2.50

 

DC

28,544

72

19.75

 

WEAPON X #9

$2.99

 

MAR

28,458

73

19.58

 

VOLTRON DEFENDER O/T UNIVERSE #0

$2.50

 

IMA

28,213

74

19.26

 

SENTINEL #2

$2.99

 

MAR

27,752

75

19.21

 

ALIAS #22 (MR)

$2.99

 

MAR

27,680

76

19.07

 

SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #5 (Of 12)

$2.95

 

DC

27,478

77

19.01

 

ELEKTRA #23

$2.99

 

MAR

27,392

78

18.67

 

BATTLE O/T PLANETS #9

$2.99

 

IMA

26,902

79

18.62

 

POWERS #31 (MR)

$2.95

 

IMA

26,830

80

18.18

 

Y THE LAST MAN #11 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

26,196

81

18.04

 

WONDER WOMAN #192

$2.25

 

DC

25,994

82

17.84

 

BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #167

$2.50

 

DC

25,706

83

17.46

 

FABLES #13 (MR)

$2.50

 

DC

25,158

84

17.24

 

BATTLE O/T PLANETS #10

$2.99

 

IMA

24,841

85

16.75

 

CRIMINAL MACABRE CAL MCDONALD MYSTERY #1 (Of 5)

$2.99

 

DAR

24,135

86

16.53

 

ROBOTECH #6 (Of 6)

$2.95

 

DC

23,818

87

16.47

 

CATWOMAN #19

$2.50

 

DC

23,732

88

16.19

 

RUNAWAYS #2

$2.50

 

MAR

23,328

89

16.14

 

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

$3.50

 

DAR

23,256

90

16.12

 

STAR WARS EMPIRE #8 DARKLIGHTER (1 Of 4)

$2.99

 

DAR

23,227

91

16.12

 

BIRDS O/PREY #55

$2.50

 

DC

23,227

92

16.09

 

LEGION #20

$2.50

 

DC

23,184

93

16.04

 

SPIDER-GIRL #60

$2.99

 

MAR

23,112

94

16.03

 

SOJOURN #23

$2.95

 

CRO

23,098

95

16.02

 

WITCHBLADE #64

$2.99

 

IMA

23,083

96

15.94

 

SMALLVILLE #2

$3.50

 

DC

22,968

97

15.68

 

ROBIN #114

$2.25

 

DC

22,593

98

15.44

 

BATMAN NEVERMORE #2 (Of 5)

$2.50

 

DC

22,247

99

15.34

 

MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 SANTALUCIA CVR #3

$2.95

 

IMA

22,103

100

14.93

 

JOHN CARPENTERS SNAKE PLISSKEN #1*

$2.99

 

CRO

21,513

101

14.82

 

TOMB RAIDER #30

$4.99

 

IMA

21,354

102

14.59

 

HERO #4

$2.50

 

DC

21,023

103

13.91

 

FILTH #10 (Of 13) (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

20,043

104

13.78

 

BATMAN ADVS #2

$2.25

 

DC

19,856

105

13.71

 

THUNDERBOLTS #79

$2.25

 

MAR

19,755

106

13.69

 

JLA AGE O/WONDER #2

$5.95

 

DC

19,726

107

13.51

 

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE OFFICIAL GUIDE #2

$5.25

 

DRE

19,467

108

13.41

 

BRIAN PULIDO LADY DEATH #4 MEDIEVAL TALE

$2.95

 

CRO

19,322

109

13.36

 

BPRD SOUL O/VENICE ONE-SHOT

$2.99

 

DAR

19,250

110

13.26

 

BATTLE O/T PLANETS MARK ONE-SHOT

$4.99

 

IMA

19,106

111

13.23

 

SOLUS #3

$2.95

 

CRO

19,063

112

12.9

 

GLOBAL FREQUENCY #8 (Of 12)

$2.95

 

DC

18,588

113

12.7

 

SOLDIER X #11

$2.99

 

MAR

18,299

114

12.62

 

GOTHAM CENTRAL #7

$2.50

 

DC

18,184

115

12.43

 

SUPERMAN METROPOLIS #4 (Of 12)

$2.95

 

DC

17,910

116

12.18

 

MANY WORLDS O/TESLA STRONG

$5.95

 

DC

17,550

117

12.14

 

100 BULLETS #44 (RES) (MR)

$2.50

 

DC

17,493

118

11.97

 

TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES #7

$2.95

 

DC

17,248

119

11.88

 

STAR WARS JEDI SHAAK TI

$4.99

 

DAR

17,118

120

11.76

 

RUSE #20

$2.95

 

CRO

16,945

121

11.75

 

HELLBLAZER #184 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

16,931

122

11.6

 

GEN 13 #9

$2.95

 

DC

16,714

123

11.51

 

HARLEY QUINN #32

$2.50

 

DC

16,585

124

11.37

 

BLACK PANTHER #59

$2.99

 

MAR

16,383

125

11.23

 

HUMANS DEFENSE CORPS #1 (Of 6)

$2.50

 

DC

16,181

126

11.12

 

RELOAD #2 (Of 3)

$2.95

 

DC

16,023

127

10.89

 

411 #2 (Of 3)

$3.50

 

MAR

15,691

128

10.65

 

WAY O/T RAT #13

$2.95

 

CRO

15,346

129

10.44

 

WARLANDS VOL 3 #5

$2.95

 

DRE

15,043

130

10.4

 

LONE WOLF 2100 #8

$2.99

 

DAR

14,985

131

10.36

 

SILKEN GHOST #1 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

CRO

14,928

132

10.34

 

BTVS #57 SLAYER INTERRUPTED (2 Of 4)*

$2.99

 

DAR

14,899

133

10.21

 

BRATH #4

$2.95

 

CRO

14,712

134

10.04

 

BLOOD & WATER #3 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

14,467

135

10

 

BEWARE THE CREEPER #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

14,409

136

9.98

 

CSI #5 (Of 5) (MR)

$3.99

 

IDW

14,380

137

9.9

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVS #19

$2.25

 

DC

14,265

138

9.86

 

SIMPSONS COMICS #82

$2.50

 

BON

14,207

139

9.77

 

STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #11 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

14,078

140

9.74

 

PATH #15

$2.95

 

CRO

14,034

141

9.61

 

LUCIFER #38 (MR)

$2.50

 

DC

13,847

142

9.61

 

CALL #2

$2.25

 

MAR

13,847

143

9.48

 

SCION #36

$2.95

 

CRO

13,660

144

9.23

 

KISS #10*

$2.99

 

DAR

13,300

145

9.2

 

POWER COMPANY #16

$2.75

 

DC

13,256

146

9.01

 

DOOM PATROL #20

$2.50

 

DC

12,983

147

9.01

 

MARVILLE #7 (Note Price)

$2.99

 

MAR

12,983

148

8.46

 

SAVAGE DRAGON #107

$3.95

 

IMA

12,190

149

8.41

 

NEGATION #18

$2.95

 

CRO

12,118

150

8.39

 

MYSTIC #36

$2.95

 

CRO

12,089

151

8.38

 

SIGIL #36 (Net)

$1.48

 

CRO

12,075

152

8.28

 

XIN JOURNEY O/T MONKEY KING #1*

$2.99

 

HAR

11,931

153

8.14

 

CRUX #26

$2.95

 

CRO

11,729

154

8.04

 

MARK O/CHARON #3 (Of 5)

$2.95

 

CRO

11,585

155

7.97

 

ROUTE 666 #12

$2.95

 

CRO

11,484

156

7.91

 

FIRST #31

$2.95

 

CRO

11,398

157

7.88

 

MERIDIAN #36

$2.95

 

CRO

11,354

158

7.87

 

HUNTER AGE O/MAGIC #23 (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

11,340

159

7.71

 

JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS INCUBUS #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

DAR

11,109

160

7.45

 

ATHENA INC #6*

$4.95

 

IMA

10,735

161

7.3

 

FUTURAMA COMICS #13

$2.50

 

BON

10,519

162

7.3

 

KARZA #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

10,519

163

7.15

 

MISPLACED #1*

$2.95

 

IMA

10,302

164

7.12

 

TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #20 (MR)

$2.95

 

BRO

10,259

165

6.98

 

BATMAN #614

$2.25

 

DC

10,057

166

6.93

 

LEGACY #1

$2.95

 

IMA

9,985

167

6.77

 

SLEEPER #5 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

9,755

168

6.6

 

KARZA #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

9,510

169

6.49

 

CROSSOVERS #5

$2.95

 

CRO

9,351

170

6.49

 

AMERICAN CENTURY #24 (RES) (MR)

$2.75

 

DC

9,351

171

6.47

 

RA SALVATORE DEMON WARS VOL 2 #1 EYE FOR EYE (Of 5)

$2.95

 

CRO

9,323

172

6.41

 

PVP #2

$2.95

 

IMA

9,236

173

6.4

 

ROTOGIN JUNKBOTZ #1 (Of 8)*

$2.95

 

IMA

9,222

174

6.32

 

VAMPIRELLA #20 REG ED

$2.99

 

HAR

9,106

175

6.3

 

SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #6 JUN 2003

$4.95

 

VIZ

9,078

176

6.24

 

VERTIGO POP BANGKOK #1 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

8,991

177

6.14

 

SWEATSHOP #2

$2.95

 

DC

8,847

178

6.09

 

DOMINION #2

$2.95

 

IMA

8,775

179

5.68

 

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #9 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

8,184

180

5.62

 

21 DOWN #9

$2.95

 

DC

8,098

181

5.6

 

POWERPUFF GIRLS #38

$2.25

 

DC

8,069

182

5.44

 

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

$5.95

 

DC

7,838

183

5.29

 

CLOCKMAKER #3 (Of 12)

$2.50

 

IMA

7,622

184

5.28

 

INVINCIBLE #4

$2.95

 

IMA

7,608

185

5.25

 

GRENDEL GOD & DEVIL #4 (Of 10) (MR)

$3.50

 

DAR

7,565

186

4.96

 

MYTHSTALKERS #2

$2.95

 

IMA

7,147

187

4.79

 

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

$2.95

 

IMA

6,902

188

4.78

 

OH MY GODDESS #97 PHANTOM RACER (2 Of 4)

$2.99

 

DAR

6,888

189

4.76

 

KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #79

$3.99

 

KZR

6,859

190

4.15

 

SCOOBY DOO #72

$2.25

 

DC

5,980

191

4.15

 

TONY MILLIONAIRE SOCK MONKEY #1 (Of 2)

$2.99

 

DAR

5,980

192

4.11

 

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

$2.50

 

DC

5,922

193

4.01

 

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #123

$2.19

 

ARC

5,778

194

3.95

 

STRANGERS #3 (Of 6)*

$2.95

 

IMA

5,692

195

3.86

 

TECH JACKET #6

$2.95

 

IMA

5,562

196

3.84

 

NEVERMEN STREETS O/BLOOD #3 (Of 3)

$2.99

 

DAR

5,533

197

3.77

 

BLACKBURNE COVENANT #2 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

DAR

5,432

198

3.66

 

AGENTS #2 (Of 6)

$2.95

 

IMA

5,274

199

3.55

 

SUPER MANGA BLAST #31 (MR)

$5.99

 

DAR

5,115

200

3.36

 

BANZAI GIRL #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

SIR

4,841

201

3.33

 

SCOOTER GIRL #1 (Of 6)

$2.99

 

ONI

4,798

202

3.3

 

DEVILS FOOTPRINTS #3 (Of 4)

$2.99

 

DAR

4,755

203

3.19

 

POISON ELVES #73

$2.95

 

SIR

4,596

204

3.14

 

DFE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 #1 ALT CVR

$6.99

 

DYN

4,524

205

3.07

 

MR GUM ONE-SHOT

$2.99

 

ONI

4,424

206

2.83

 

GOLD DIGGER #42

$3.50

 

ANT

4,078

207

2.78

 

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE OFFICIAL GUIDE #1

$5.25

 

DRE

4,006

208

2.64

 

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

$3.50

 

AVA

3,804

209

2.59

 

LOONEY TUNES #102

$2.25

 

DC

3,732

210

2.59

 

SUPERMAN RED SON #1 (Of 3)

$5.95

 

DC

3,732

211

2.49

 

LANSDALE & TRUMANS DEAD FOLKS #2 (Of 3) (MR)

$3.50

 

AVA

3,588

212

2.39

 

PARADIGM #9

$3.50

 

IMA

3,444

213

2.3

 

MUCHA LUCHA #2 (Of 3)

$2.25

 

DC

3,314

214

2.28

 

CAVEWOMAN PANGAEAN SEA #6

$3.25

 

AMR

3,285

215

2.2

 

ARCHIE #536

$2.19

 

ARC

3,170

216

2.11

 

KODT ILLUSTRATED #22

$2.99

 

KZR

3,040

217

2.09

 

OUTLOOK GRIM #1 (MR)

$2.95

 

SLA

3,011

218

2.09

 

BERLIN #10 (MR)

$3.50

 

DRA

3,011

219

1.98

 

DOGWITCH #5 (MR)

$2.95

 

SIR

2,853

220

1.94

 

VERONICA #140

$2.19

 

ARC

2,795

221

1.93

 

BLACK TIDE #5*

$2.95

 

ANG

2,781

222

1.9

 

NODWICK #20

$2.99

 

DOR

2,738

223

1.88

 

METAL HURLANT #6 (MR)

$3.95

 

HUM

2,709

224

1.88

 

SABRINA VOL 2 #45

$2.19

 

ARC

2,709

225

1.88

 

BETTY & VERONICA #188

$2.19

 

ARC

2,709

226

1.87

 

BETTY #126

$2.19

 

ARC

2,694

227

1.8

 

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #115

$3.59

 

ARC

2,594

228

1.74

 

GOLD DIGGER SWIMSUIT SP 2003

$4.50

 

ANT

2,507

229

1.72

 

AP HOW TO DRAW MANGA #24

$4.95

 

ANT

2,478

230

1.72

 

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #143

$3.59

 

ARC

2,478

231

1.72

 

FREEMIND #6

$3.50

 

FUT

2,478

232

1.72

 

SAMMY TOURIST TRAP #3 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

2,478

233

1.71

 

MARVEL MUST HAVES INCREDIBLE HULK #50-#52

$3.99

 

MAR

2,464

234

1.71

 

ARCHIE & FRIENDS #71

$2.19

 

ARC

2,464

235

1.69

 

KODT EVERKNIGHTS #6

$2.99

 

KZR

2,435

236

1.63

 

DFE DARKNESS PRELUDE #1 (Net)

$6.00

 

DYN

2,349

237

1.6

 

SHI SEMPO PREVIEW TUCCI CVR

$1.99

 

AVA

2,305

238

1.57

 

METALLIX #0

$3.50

 

FUT

2,262

239

1.54

 

BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #60

$2.19

 

ARC

2,219

240

1.52

 

SPIRIT O/T AMAZON #1 (RES) (MR)

$2.95

 

NWS

2,190

241

1.47

 

ARCHIE DIGEST #198

$2.39

 

ARC

2,118

242

1.47

 

SAMMY TOURIST TRAP #4 (Of 4)

$2.95

 

IMA

2,118

243

1.46

 

SEX WARRIOR ISANE #1 (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

2,104

244

1.45

 

CARTOON CARTOONS #18

$2.25

 

DC

2,089

245

1.43

 

RAIJIN COMICS #23 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

2,060

246

1.43

 

RAIJIN COMICS #21 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

2,060

247

1.43

 

RAIJIN COMICS #22 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

2,060

248

1.42

 

RAIJIN COMICS #24 (MR)

$4.95

 

GUT

2,046

249

1.39

 

TEENAGERS FROM MARS #6 (Of 8) (MR)

$2.99

 

TEE

2,003

250

1.37

 

WILDE KNIGHT #1

$2.95

 

AMR

1,974

251

1.33

 

LOUIS RIEL #10

$2.95

 

CHR

1,916

252

1.32

 

LAUGH DIGEST #184

$2.39

 

ARC

1,902

253

1.27

 

MILK #34 (A)

$2.99

 

RAD

1,830

254

1.21

 

THREE STRIKES #2 (Of 5) (MR)

$2.99

 

ONI

1,743

255

1.2

 

NEW X-MEN #140

$2.25

 

MAR

1,729

256

1.15

 

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #1

$2.95

 

SLA

1,657

257

1.15

 

STRANGEHAVEN #15 (MR)

$2.95

 

ABI

1,657

258

1.13

 

NEOTOPIA #4

$3.95

 

ANT

1,628

259

1.11

 

JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #2

$2.95

 

SLA

1,599

260

1.09

 

HOW LOATHSOME #2 (MR)

$2.95

 

NBM

1,571

261

1.08

 

MIDNIGHT MOVER #2 (Of 4) (MR)

$2.99

 

ONI

1,556

262

1.06

 

DRAGON ARMS #6

$3.50

 

ANT

1,527

263

1.05

 

LOEG II BUMPER ED PARTS 1 & 2

$5.95

 

DC

1,513

264

1.04

 

ULTIMATE X-MEN #32

$2.25

 

MAR

1,499

265

1.01

 

FURRLOUGH #124

$2.99

 

RAD

1,455

266

1.01

 

TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 #1 (Of 6)

$2.95

 

DRE

1,455

267

0.99

 

ARSENIC LULLABIES JAN 2003 #2

$2.65

 

AAA

1,426

268

0.97

 

BIG O PART 4 #3 (Of 4)

$3.50

 

VIZ

1,398

269

0.96

 

LANSDALE & TRUMANS DEAD FOLKS WRAP CVR #2 (Of 3)

$3.95

 

AVA

1,383

270

0.95

 

FURRLOUGH #123

$2.99

 

RAD

1,369

271

0.95

 

LUFTWAFFE 1946 #9

$5.95

 

ANT

1,369

272

0.92

 

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

$3.95

 

AVA

1,326

273

0.91

 

GREEN LANTERN #163

$2.25

 

DC

1,311

274

0.9

 

AQUAMAN #1

$2.50

 

DC

1,297

275

0.88

 

BUBBA REDNECK WEREWOLF #1

$2.95

 

BRA

1,268

276

0.87

 

HEARTCORE #1 (A)

$2.95

 

ICE

1,254

277

0.86

 

REAR ENTRY #3 (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

1,239

278

0.83

 

OGENKI CLINIC VOL 9 #7 (A)

$2.95

 

ICE

1,196

279

0.83

 

OGENKI CLINIC VOL 9 #8 (A)

$2.95

 

ICE

1,196

280

0.82

 

NEW X-MEN #139

$2.25

 

MAR

1,182

281

0.8

 

BATMAN #610

$2.25

 

DC

1,153

282

0.78

 

TWILIGHT X STORM #3

$3.50

 

ANT

1,124

283

0.77

 

MONSTER CLUB #4

$3.50

 

CMX

1,109

284

0.77

 

OH MY #1 (A)

$2.95

 

ICE

1,109

285

0.77

 

THRESHOLD #50 (MR) (Note Price)*

$8.95

 

AVA

1,109

286

0.76

 

UNCANNY X-MEN #422 (Note Price)

$3.50

 

MAR

1,095

287

0.76

 

VAMPIRE YUI VOL 5 #2

$2.95

 

ICE

1,095

288

0.75

 

Y THE LAST MAN #10 (MR)

$2.95

 

DC

1,081

289

0.75

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #52

$2.25

 

MAR

1,081

290

0.75

 

BATMAN ADVS NEWSSTAND ED #1

$2.25

 

DC

1,081

291

0.74

 

SEXUAL POSITIONS O/T KAMA SUTRA #2 (A)

$3.50

 

ERO

1,066

292

0.72

 

SHI SEMPO PREVIEW*

$5.95

 

AVA

1,037

293

0.72

 

WARHAMMER MONTHLY #68

$3.50

 

GAM

1,037

294

0.71

 

VAMPIRE YUI VOL 5 #3

$2.95

 

ICE

1,023

295

0.7

 

DUNGEON #6

$2.95

 

NBM

1,009

296

0.69

 

SHANDA THE PANDA #37 (MR)

$4.99

 

SHA

994

297

0.69

 

VAMPIRELLA #20 LTD ED*

$9.95

 

HAR

994

298

0.67

 

VAMPIRE YUI VOL 5 #4

$2.95

 

ICE

965

299

0.67

 

HEARTCORE #2 (A)

$2.95

 

ICE

965

300

0.67

 

OH MY #2 (A)

$2.95

 

ICE

965

 

 

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

 

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 April, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual--April 2003.'

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

 

For an overview and analsysis of the actual April orders and an explanation of the transition to our new reporting, see 'April Comics Up Over March' and '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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