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Top 300 Comics--February 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and External Title Data

Published: 02/05/2002 12:00am
For information about and analysis of these numbers, see 'DKSA #1 Again for February.'
For analysis of the over-all dollar trends for the month, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Continue Growth in February.'
For a list of the top graphic novel titles for February, see 'Top 25 Graphic Novels -- February 2002.'
 
QtyRank GuideDescription  PricePubEst.Qty
1322.74DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #3 (Of 3)*$7.95 DC171,546
2201.95ULTIMATES #2$2.25 MAR107,342
3198.75NEW X-MEN #123$2.25 MAR105,642
4182.64UNCANNY X-MEN #403$2.25 MAR97,079
5178.19ULTIMATE X-MEN #15$2.25 MAR94,713
6170.36AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #40$2.25 MAR90,551
7145.83ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #19$2.25 MAR77,513
8145.79ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #18$2.25 MAR77,492
9140.08X-TREME X-MEN #10$2.99 MAR74,457
10137.75GREEN ARROW #13$2.50 DC73,218
11131.1WOLVERINE #173$2.25 MAR69,684
12114.99JLA #63$2.25 DC61,121
13114.09WOLVERINE HULK #1$3.50 MAR60,642
14102.31AVENGERS #51$2.25 MAR54,381
15100BATMAN #600 (Note Price)$3.95 DC53,153
1696.57PUNISHER #9$2.99 MAR51,330
1789.8PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #40$2.25 MAR47,731
1889.05DAREDEVIL #30$2.99 MAR47,333
1987.21FANTASTIC FOUR #52$2.25 MAR46,355
2083.54X-FORCE #125$2.25 MAR44,404
2182.87RISING STARS #18 (RES)$2.50 IMA44,048
2280.46SPAWN #119$2.50 IMA42,767
2380.24DETECTIVE COMICS #767$2.50 DC42,650
2479.6CAGE #1 (MR)$2.99 MAR42,310
2578.77FATHOM #14 (RES)$2.50 IMA41,869
2676.84MUTIES #1$2.50 MAR40,843
2775.66ELEKTRA #8$2.99 MAR40,216
2875.35PARADISE X O$3.50 MAR40,051
2974.59JSA #33$2.50 DC39,647
3073.16ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM UP #13$2.25 MAR38,887
3173.08INCREDIBLE HULK #37$2.25 MAR38,844
3271.63SUPERMAN #179$2.25 DC38,073
3371.35NIGHTWING #66$2.25 DC37,925
3470.67EXILES #9$2.25 MAR37,563
3570.63EXILES #10$2.25 MAR37,542
3670.6IRON MAN #51$2.25 MAR37,526
3768.69BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #26$2.50 DC36,511
3867.4FURY #6 (MR)$2.99 MAR35,825
3967.29ORDER #1$2.25 MAR35,767
4066.22THOR #46$2.25 MAR35,198
4165.97BATGIRL #25 (Note Price)$3.25 DC35,065
4265.2CATWOMAN #4$2.50 DC34,656
4365.06MIDNIGHT NATION #10 (Of 12) (RES)$2.50 IMA34,581
4464.69ALIAS #6 (MR)$2.99 MAR34,385
4564.63ACTION COMICS #788$2.25 DC34,353
4664.48NIGHTCRAWLER #4$2.50 MAR34,273
4763.49ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #601$2.25 DC33,747
4863.44POWER COMPANY #1$2.50 DC33,720
4961.25SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #123$2.25 DC32,556
5060.66GREEN LANTERN #147$2.25 DC32,243
5160.06ROBIN #99$2.25 DC31,924
5259.75JIST W/JOHN BYRNE CREATING ROBIN$5.95 DC31,759
5356.81CABLE #102$2.25 MAR30,196
5456.75BIRDS OF PREY #40$2.50 DC30,164
5556.44BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #152$2.25 DC30,000
5654.93THUNDERBOLTS #61$2.25 MAR29,197
5752.52WONDER WOMAN #179$2.25 DC27,916
5852.42AVENGERS CELESTIAL QUEST #6 (Of 8)$2.50 MAR27,863
5951.98CAPTAIN AMERICA DEAD MAN RUNNING #2$2.99 MAR27,629
6051.98TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #2 (Of 12)$2.95 IMA27,629
6151.53SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #11 (Note Price)$3.50 MAR27,390
6250.61DEADPOOL FUNERAL FOR A FREAK #3$2.25 MAR26,901
6349FLASH #183$2.25 DC26,045
6447.9HOWARD THE DUCK #2 (MR)$2.99 MAR25,460
6546.73YOUNG JUSTICE #42$2.50 DC24,838
6645.59LEGION #5$2.50 DC24,232
6744.85TITANS #38$2.50 DC23,839
6844.3HARLEY QUINN #17$2.25 DC23,547
6944.17SPIDER-GIRL #44$2.25 MAR23,478
7044.17TASKMASTER #1 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR23,478
7144.05APHRODITE IX #4 (Note Price)$4.95 IMA23,414
7243.18TOM STRONG #16$2.95 DC22,951
7341.28SOJOURN #8$2.95 CRO21,942
7440.64CAPTAIN MARVEL #29$2.50 MAR21,601
7539.6JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #7 (Of 8)$2.99 DAR21,049
7638.86RED STAR #8*$2.95 IMA20,655
7738.57PATH PREQUEL$2.95 CRO20,501
7838.32RUSE #5$2.95 CRO20,368
7938.31STAR WARS #39 STARK HYPERSPACE WAR (4 Of 4)$2.99 DAR20,363
8038.14SPECTRE #14$2.50 DC20,273
8138.08JLA SHOGUN OF STEEL$6.95 DC20,241
8237.82STAR WARS QUI GON & OBI WAN AUROIENT EXPRESS #1 (Of 2)$2.99 DAR20,102
8337.77DOOM PATROL #5$2.50 DC20,076
8437.36X-MEN EVOLUTION #4$2.25 MAR19,858
8537.34PROMETHEA #19$2.95 DC19,847
8636.82JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #4$1.99 DC19,571
8736.73BLACK PANTHER #41$2.50 MAR19,523
8836.68SUPERGIRL #67$2.25 DC19,497
8936.55SPYBOY YOUNG JUSTICE #1$2.99 DAR19,427
9035.37HAVEN BROKEN CITY #3 (Of 9)$2.50 DC18,800
9134.93STAR WARS STARFIGHTER CROSSBONES #2 (Of 3)$2.99 DAR18,566
9234.52CITIZEN V & V BATTALION EVERLASTING #1 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR18,348
9334.24BANISHED KNIGHTS #2$2.95 IMA18,200
9434.04HELLBLAZER #171 (MR)$2.50 DC18,093
9532.74DEFIANCE #1$2.95 IMA17,402
9632.56TRANSMETROPOLITAN #53 (MR)$2.50 DC17,307
9732.26UNIVERSE #5$2.50 IMA17,147
9832.25SUICIDE SQUAD #6$2.50 DC17,142
9932.2DEADMAN #3$2.50 DC17,115
10031.69100 BULLETS #33 (MR)$2.50 DC16,844
10131.67GI JOE MIA$4.95 IMA16,834
10231.65SCION #21$2.95 CRO16,823
10331.27GEN 13 #74$2.50 DC16,621
10429.55NEGATION #3$2.95 CRO15,707
10529.2STEAM PUNK #11$2.50 DC15,521
10629.05CRUX #11$2.95 CRO15,441
10729.04SUPERBOY #97$2.25 DC15,436
10828.76BTVS #42 UGLY LITTLE MONSTERS (3 Of 3)*$2.99 DAR15,287
10928.64MIKE MIGNOLAS BPRD HOLLOW EARTH #2 (Of 3)$2.99 DAR15,223
11028.62LADY DEATH HEARTBREAKER #1$2.99 CHA15,212
11128.33MYSTIC #21$2.95 CRO15,058
11228.15CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #6$3.95 CRO14,963
11327.6BTVS HAUNTED #3 (Of 4)*$2.99 DAR14,670
11427.58SAURIANS UNNATURAL SELECTION #2 (Of 2)$2.95 CRO14,660
11527.56FIRST #16$2.95 CRO14,649
11627.19SIGIL #21$2.95 CRO14,452
11726.38MERIDIAN #21$2.95 CRO14,022
11826.08SCI SPY #1 (Of 6)$2.50 DC13,862
11925.88LUCIFER #23 (MR)$2.50 DC13,756
12025.8MONARCHY #11$2.50 DC13,713
12125.44SIMPSONS COMICS #67$2.50 BON13,522
12225.06ESTABLISHMENT #6$2.50 DC13,320
12324.98HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #8 (MR)$2.50 DC13,278
12424.82IMPULSE #83$2.50 DC13,193
12524.76AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #87$2.50 DC13,161
12624.48STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #47$2.95 ABS13,012
12724.07CODENAME KNOCKOUT #10 (MR)$2.50 DC12,794
12823.95SANDMAN PRESENTS THESSALIAD #2 (Of 4) (MR)$2.50 DC12,730
12923.16PURGATORI HEARTBREAKER #1$2.99 CHA12,310
13022.82SAVAGE DRAGON #96$2.95 IMA12,130
13122.72VAMPI #16 REG ED$2.99 HAR12,076
13222.63KINDRED #2 (Of 4)$2.50 DC12,029
13322.57ORION #23$2.50 DC11,997
13422.29BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #47$1.99 DC11,848
13522.13CHASTITY HEARTBREAKER #1$2.99 CHA11,763
13622.06BART SIMPSON COMICS #7$2.50 BON11,726
13721.6AMERICAN CENTURY #12 (MR)$2.50 DC11,481
13821.23AGENCY #6 (Of 6) (Note Price)$4.95 IMA11,284
13920.92IMAGE INTRODUCES LEGEND OF ISIS #1$2.95 IMA11,120
14020.34RADIX #2$2.95 IMA10,811
14119.61HAUNTED #3 (Of 4)$2.99 CHA10,423
14218.38OBERGEIST EMPTY LOCKET$2.95 IMA9,770
14318LAST SHOT #4$2.95 IMA9,568
14417.99TEKKEN FOREVER #2 (Of 4)*$2.95 IMA9,562
14517.93GROO DEATH & TAXES #3 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR9,530
14617.83FARSCAPE WAR TORN #1 (Of 2) (RES)$4.95 DC9,477
14717.610TH MUSE #10*$2.95 IMA9,355
14817.59TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2$2.95 MIR9,350
14917.48ROBO DOJO #1$3.50 DC9,291
15017.28GREYSHIRT INDIGO SUNSET #4 (Of 6)$3.50 DC9,185
15117.12CRUSADES #12 (MR)$2.50 DC9,100
15216.61POWERPUFF GIRLS #24$1.99 DC8,829
15316.46JADE REDEMPTION #4 (Of 4)$2.99 CHA8,749
15416.07OUTLAW NATION #18 (MR)$2.50 DC8,542
15516.07SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #66$1.99 DC8,542
15615.93WOLVERINE BLOODHUNGRY$6.95 MAR8,467
15715.65FOUR WOMEN #5 (Of 5) (MR)$2.95 DC8,318
15815.37OH MY GODDESS PART XI #6 MYSTERY CHILD (4 Of 8)$2.99 DAR8,170
15914.93USAGI YOJIMBO #55$2.99 DAR7,936
16014.52GRIP STRANGE WORLD OF MEN #4 (Of 5) (MR)$2.50 DC7,718
16114.46TALEWEAVER #6 (Of 6)$2.95 DC7,686
16214.28COWBOY BEBOP #1 (Of 4)$2.95 TKP7,590
16313.64BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #65 SKIN (2 Of 2) (MR)$2.99 DAR7,250
16413.62DRAGONBALL Z PART 5 #2 (Of 12)$2.95 VIZ7,239
16513.59ENNIS & MCCREAS BIGGER DICKS #1 (Of 4) (MR)*$4.95 AVA7,223
16613.56COWBOY BEBOP #2 (Of 4)$2.95 TKP7,208
16713.39KODT #64$2.99 KZR7,117
16813.39PLANET O/T APES #6 BLOODLINES (3 Of 3)*$2.99 DAR7,117
16913.18STRAY BULLETS #24 (MR)$3.50 EL7,006
17012.36DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TEMPESTS GATE #3 (Of 4)$2.99 KZR6,570
17112.28CEREBUS #275$2.25 AAR6,527
17211.46DRAGONBALL PART 4 #7 (Of 10)$2.95 VIZ6,091
17311.24CANNON GOD EXAXXION #4 STAGE 1 (4 Of 8) (MR)$2.99 DAR5,974
17410.51RANMA 1/2 PART 10 #11 (Of 11)$2.95 VIZ5,586
17510.47SUPER MANGA BLAST #19 (MR)$5.99 DAR5,565
17610.2INTRODUCING TICK #1$3.95 NEW5,422
17710.17SCOOBY-DOO #57$1.99 DC5,406
1789.2POISON ELVES PARINTACHIN #3 (Of 3)$2.95 SIR4,890
1799.09SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #107$1.99 ARC4,832
1808.56GUNDAM WING BATTLEFIELD OF PACIFISTS #5 (Of 5)$2.95 TKP4,550
1818.47BIG O PART 1 #1 (Of 5)$3.50 VIZ4,502
1828.46CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #25$2.95 TKP4,497
1838.02GOLD DIGGER #29$2.99 ANT4,263
1847.64KODT ILLUSTRATED #11$2.99 KZR4,061
1857.61BLUE MONDAY LOVECATS (MR)$2.95 ONI4,045
1867.44WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS #2 (Of 3) (MR)$3.50 AVA3,955
1876.98INU YASHA PART 6 #10 (Of 15)$2.95 VIZ3,710
1886.89NO NEED FOR TENCHI PART 12 #6$2.95 VIZ3,662
1896.75MARQUIS DEVILS REIGN HELLS COURTESAN #1 (Of 2) (MR)$2.95 ONI3,588
1906.65RAGNAROK #1 (Of 4)$2.95 TKP3,535
1916.57GLOOM COOKIE #11 (MR)$2.95 SLA3,492
1926.5INCAL #8 (MR)$2.95 HUM3,455
1936.43DEXTERS LABORATORY #28$1.99 DC3,418
1946.29DORK TOWER #16 (RES)$2.99 DOR3,343
1956.23HOW TO DRAW MANGA #12$4.95 ANT3,311
1966.08CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 2 #3 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ3,232
1975.95BASTARD #3 (1 Of 3) (MR)$3.95 VIZ3,163
1985.9ARCHIE #520$1.99 ARC3,136
1995.86LOONEY TUNES #87$1.99 DC3,115
2005.64SCARY MISS MARY FUN WITH KNIVES #1$2.95 MIG2,998
2015.46SLAYERS SPECIAL #3$2.95 CPM2,902
2025.46KODT ILLUSTRATED TRAVELERS SPECIAL #1$2.99 KZR2,902
2035.38BETTY & VERONICA #172$1.99 ARC2,860
2045.32NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #92$2.99 ANT2,828
2055.24BATTLE GIRLZ #1$2.99 ANT2,785
2065.21HEDG #1 (MR)$2.95 PAP2,769
2075.15SABRINA VOL 2 #30$1.99 ARC2,737
2085SLAYERS SUPER EXPLOSIVE DEMON STORY #5$2.95 CPM2,658
2094.97BETTY #110$1.99 ARC2,642
2104.84NODWICK #13$2.99 DOR2,573
2114.77KISSING CHAOS #7 (Of 8) (MR)$2.25 ONI2,535
2124.72CAVEWOMAN MERIEMS GALLERY #2 (MR)$3.50 AMR2,509
2134.61VERONICA #124$1.99 ARC2,450
2144.6LODOSS WAR DEEDLITS TALE #7$2.95 CPM2,445
2154.56CAVEWOMAN COVER GALLERY #1$4.50 AMR2,424
2164.55BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #53$1.99 ARC2,418
2174.46ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #132$3.29 ARC2,371
2184.41ALICE IN SEXLAND #2 (A)$3.50 ERO2,344
2194.37LODOSS WAR CHRONICLES HEROIC KNIGHT #18$2.95 CPM2,323
2204.35TIM VIGILS WEBWITCH PREVIEW (MR)$1.99 AVA2,312
2214.31AKIKO #47$2.95 SIR2,291
2224.21KILLER PRINCESSES #2 (Of 3) (MR)$2.95 ONI2,238
2234.07PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #65$3.29 ARC2,163
2244.04SMILE VOL 4 #3$4.99 TKP2,147
2254.01ARCHIE DIGEST #188$2.19 ARC2,131
2263.98WERESLUT #5 (RES) (A)$3.50 ERO2,115
2273.93JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #84$3.29 ARC2,089
2283.92BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #128$2.19 ARC2,084
2293.84A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #1 (A)$4.99 ICA2,041
2303.79GENUS #52 (A)$2.99 RAD2,014
2313.76APHRODITE IX #1 (O/A)$2.50 IMA1,999
2323.63KODOCHA #2 (Of 5)$2.95 TKP1,929
2333.6MARMALADE BOY #3 (Of 5)$2.95 TKP1,914
2343.59SILENT MOBIUS TURNABOUT #2 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ1,908
2353.57AMELIA RULES #5$2.95 REN1,898
2363.4TIGERS OF LUFTWAFFE #5$5.95 ANT1,807
2373.35JUGHEAD WITH ARCHIE DIGEST #173$2.19 ARC1,781
2383.34TONY DIGEROLAMOS TRAVELERS #14$2.99 KZR1,775
2393.29SAINT TAIL #16$2.95 TKP1,749
2403.24SEVENTH SEA #4 ABSOLUTION (Of 4)*$2.95 STG1,722
2413.23GEOBREEDERS #36$2.95 CPM1,717
2423.14FUTABAKUN CHANGE VOL 8 #1$2.95 STU1,669
2433.03FURRLOUGH #110$2.99 RAD1,611
2443.02DRAGON KNIGHTS #5 (Of 6)$2.95 TKP1,605
2453.02VAMPIRELLA #7 - #10 PREVIEW ED$2.95 HAR1,605
2462.98JACK STAFF #9$2.95 DIA1,584
2472.94EVIL EYE #9$3.50 FAN1,563
2482.92ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #3 (MR)$2.95 FAN1,552
2492.91MIRACLE GIRLS #17$2.95 TKP1,547
2502.91PUNCTURE #4 (RES)$3.99 DIA1,547
2512.91COOL DEVICES #4 (A)$2.95 STU1,547
2522.83SUPER DOOPER GROOVY SPACE CHICKS #0$2.95 FRO1,504
2532.82ALISON DARE & HEART O/T MAIDEN #2 (Of 2)$2.95 ONI1,499
2542.74LA BLUE GIRL MANGA ED #7 (A)$2.95 CPM1,456
2552.73WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS WRAPAROUND CVR #2 (Of 3) (MR)$3.95 AVA1,451
2562.7WARRIOR NUN AREALA BOOKS OF PERIL #4 (Of 4)$2.99 ANT1,435
2572.66VAGABOND PART 1 #4 (MR)$4.95 VIZ1,414
2582.5SKULL MAN #4 (Of 5)$2.95 TKP1,329
2592.45VAMPIRE YUI VOL 4 #1$2.95 STU1,302
2602.45OGENKI CLINIC VOL 8 #7 (A)$2.95 STU1,302
2612.41MAC AFRO #2 (MR)$2.95 ATO1,281
2622.35LAST KISS #3$4.99 SHA1,249
2632.25POKEMON ADVS PART 6 #3 (Of 4)$4.95 VIZ1,196
2642.2DOJIN 2000 DANDI 2000 (A)$4.95 MMG1,169
2652.18BIG FUNNIES #4 (A)$3.99 RAD1,159
2662.16FANTASTIC STORIES #2$2.95 AMR1,148
2672.15SANDWALK ADVENTURES #2$2.95 ACT1,143
2682.14DOJIN 2000 PANST (A)$4.95 MMG1,137
2692.13DOJIN 2000 HONEYQP (A)$4.95 MMG1,132
2702.1WARHAMMER MONTHLY #52$2.95 GAM1,116
2712.08I FEEL SICK #1 (STAR14165)$3.95 SLA1,106
2722.05POTLATCH 2001 ANTHOLOGY$4.95 CBL1,090
2732.04DOJIN 2000 EXTRAG (A)$4.95 MMG1,084
2742.02APHRODITE IX #2 (O/A)$2.50 IMA1,074
2752.02RETURN TO NORMAL (MR)$4.00 DRA1,074
2761.98MIGHTY 1 #1$2.95 HAN1,052
2771.97LETS STAY TOGETHER FOREVER #1$2.95 CPM1,047
2781.88DFE FATHOM ALT CVR #14 (RES)$6.99 DYN999
2791.88DEMON BEAST INVASION MANGA ED #6 (A)$2.95 CPM999
2801.86ELVIRA #106$2.50 CLA989
2811.72GENERIC COMIC BOOK #6$1.95 CMC914
2821.69MILLENNIUM ED BATMAN #1 CHROMIUM ED (Net) (STAR12331)$5.00 DC898
2831.657 GUYS OF JUSTICE #13 (Note Price)$2.50 FAL877
2841.61L33T COMICS FOR GAMERS #1$4.95 CRB856
2851.59FEMFORCE #115$5.95 ACC845
2861.57AMERICAS GREATEST COMICS #1$6.95 ACC835
2871.57TRUE XXX RATED BLUE #2 (RES) (A)$3.25 ILL835
2881.53EXTINCTIONERS VOL 2 #10 (RES) (MR)$4.99 SHA813
2891.52MANGAZINE #30$8.99 ANT808
2901.51ASTRA #8$2.95 CPM803
2911.45LADY DEATH GAUNTLET ASHCAN$6.00 CHA771
2921.45TIM VIGILS WEBWITCH PREVIEW NUDE CVR (MR)$6.00 AVA771
2931.44BALLAD OF UTOPIA #4 (RES)$2.95 AMR765
2941.41VAMPEROTICA WHEN DARKNESS FALLS #1 (MR)$2.95 IMX749
2951.39SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TWO PACK (O/A)$2.49 ARC739
2961.38LADY DEATH HEARTBREAKER PREMIUM ED #1$9.99 CHA734
2971.34SPAINS ZODIAC MINDWARP #1 (A)$5.95 FGC712
2981.34MONSTERS IN MY TUMMY (STAR14261)$5.95 SLA712
2991.32VAMPI #16 DLX ED$9.95 HAR702
3001.28TWO OVER TEN #4 (Of 5)$2.95 SEC680

 

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

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 2002. 

 

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 last month's top comic list, see 'Top 300 Comics -- January 2002.'

 

For last month's graphic novel list, see 'Top 25 Graphic Novels -- January.'

 

For an overview and analysis of last month's numbers, see 'Ten Cent Batman Boffo.'

 

For an analysis of the over-all dollar trends for January, see 'Comics Up 18% in January.'

 
 
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