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Top 300 Comics--April 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 04/01/2002 12:00am

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in April, see 'Retro Rules in April.' 

For an analysis of the over-all dollar trends for April, see 'Comic and Graphic Novel Orders Surge in April.' 
For the Top 50 Graphic Novels in April, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels -- April 2002.'
 
QtyRank  GuideDescription  PricePubEst.Qty
1265.87TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE #1$2.95 DRE119,251
2232.28NEW X-MEN #125$2.25 MAR104,185
3229.98ULTIMATES #4$2.25 MAR103,153
4221.33AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #40 (RES)$2.25 MAR99,273
5213.78ULTIMATE X-MEN #17$2.25 MAR95,887
6209.37UNCANNY X-MEN #405$2.25 MAR93,909
7201.92CAPTAIN AMERICA #1$3.99 MAR90,567
8188.36ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #21$2.25 MAR84,485
9168.39WOLVERINE #175 (Note Price)$3.50 MAR75,528
10161.7GI JOE #5$2.95 IMA72,527
11160.2X-TREME X-MEN #12$2.99 MAR71,855
12157.49GREEN ARROW #14$2.50 DC70,639
13138.07JLA #65$2.25 DC61,929
14120.01AVENGERS #53$2.25 MAR53,828
15108.74SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #42$2.25 MAR48,773
16108.71WOLVERINE HULK #3$3.50 MAR48,760
17108.07SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #43$2.25 MAR48,473
18108.04DETECTIVE COMICS #769$2.50 DC48,459
19106.07DAREDEVIL #32$2.99 MAR47,576
20104.27X-FACTOR #1 (Of 4)$2.50 MAR46,768
21103.84MARVEL MANGAVERSE #1$2.99 MAR46,575
22100.75SPIDER-MAN MOVIE ADAPTATION$5.95 MAR45,189
23100.23PUNISHER #11$2.99 MAR44,956
24100BATMAN #602$2.25 DC44,853
2599.9FANTASTIC FOUR #54 (Note Price)$3.50 MAR44,808
2699.25INCREDIBLE HULK #39$2.25 MAR44,517
2796.02NIGHTWING #68$2.25 DC43,068
2895.73SPAWN #121$2.50 IMA42,938
2995.39BATGIRL #27$2.50 DC42,785
3095.1BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #28$2.50 DC42,655
3193.94FATHOM #15$2.50 IMA42,135
3293.67X-FORCE #127$2.25 MAR42,014
3392.3JSA #35$2.50 DC41,399
3492.2HAWKMAN #2$2.50 DC41,354
3590.2GI JOE BATTLE FILES #1 (Of 3)$5.95 IMA40,457
3688.95X-MEN UNLIMITED #35$3.50 MAR39,897
3787.11ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #15$2.25 MAR39,071
3886.79PARADISE X #2$2.99 MAR38,928
3986.43EXILES #12$2.25 MAR38,766
4084.46SUPERMAN #181$2.25 DC37,883
4183.91IRON MAN #53$2.25 MAR37,636
4283.4IRON MAN #54$2.25 MAR37,407
4383.39STAR WARS EP II ATTACK O/T CLONES #1 (Of 4)*$3.99 DAR37,403
4481.59BLACK WIDOW PALE LITTLE SPIDER #1 (MR)$2.99 MAR36,596
4580.68STAR WARS EP II ATTACK O/T CLONES #2 (Of 4)*$3.99 DAR36,187
4680.31THOR #48$2.25 MAR36,021
4778.68GREEN LANTERN #149$2.25 DC35,290
4877.89ELEKTRA #10$2.99 MAR34,936
4977.47MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOT #1 (RES)$2.99 MAR34,748
5077.3MIDNIGHT NATION #11 (RES)$2.50 IMA34,671
5176.06MORLOCKS #1 (Of 4)$2.50 MAR34,115
5275.82ACTION COMICS #790$2.25 DC34,008
5374.79ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #603$2.25 DC33,546
5474.05ALIAS #8 (MR)$2.99 MAR33,214
5571.88SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #125$2.25 DC32,240
5671.11CATWOMAN #6$2.50 DC31,895
5766.53ROBIN #101$2.25 DC29,841
5866.24TOMB RAIDER #21$2.50 IMA29,711
5965.66BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #154$2.25 DC29,450
6065.36STARTLING STORIES MEGALOMANIACAL SPIDER-MAN$2.99 MAR29,316
6165.14ORDER #3$2.25 MAR29,217
6264.75THUNDERBOLTS #63$2.25 MAR29,042
6364.59MUTIES #3$2.50 MAR28,971
6463.68BLADE #2 (MR)$2.99 MAR28,562
6563.13CABLE #104$2.25 MAR28,316
6662.84MARVEL KNIGHTS VOL 2 #2$2.99 MAR28,186
6762.78TRANSFORMERS PX PREVIEW BOOK #1$3.95 DRE28,159
6861.88SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #13$2.99 MAR27,755
6961.66DEADLINE #1 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR27,656
7060.94POWERS #20 (MR)$2.95 IMA27,333
7160.91FLASH #185$2.25 DC27,320
7259.98WONDER WOMAN #180$2.25 DC26,903
7359.93WITCHBLADE #55$2.50 IMA26,880
7459.84YOUNG JUSTICE #44$2.50 DC26,840
7559.53STAR WARS JANGO FETT OPEN SEASONS #1 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR26,701
7659.42DEADPOOL #66$2.25 MAR26,652
7758.85JIST W/SCOTT MCDANIEL CREATING AQUAMAN$5.95 DC26,396
7858.77BIRDS OF PREY #42$2.50 DC26,360
7958.44AVENGERS CELESTIAL QUEST #8$3.50 MAR26,212
8056.86AVENGERS ICONS TIGRA #2$2.99 MAR25,503
8156.17HOWARD THE DUCK #4 (MR)$2.99 MAR25,194
8255.99LEGION #7$2.50 DC25,113
8354.59JUST A PILGRIM GARDEN OF EDEN #2 (Of 4)$2.99 BLA24,485
8453.59LAB RATS #1$2.50 DC24,037
8553.52TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #4 (Of 12)$2.95 IMA24,005
8653.02SPIDER-GIRL #46$2.25 MAR23,781
8752.65TITANS #40$2.50 DC23,615
8852.36SOJOURN #10$2.95 CRO23,485
8951.62HIGH ROADS #1 (Of 6)$2.95 DC23,153
9050.67OUT THERE #10$2.95 DC22,727
9150.36HARLEY QUINN #19$2.25 DC22,588
9249.79CAPTAIN MARVEL #31$2.50 MAR22,332
9348.79POWER COMPANY #3$2.50 DC21,884
9447.46RUSE #7$2.95 CRO21,287
9546.85TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE CHROME CVR #1$5.95 DRE21,014
9645.68STAR WARS #41 DEVARONIAN VERSION (2 Of 2)$2.99 DAR20,489
9745.43MUTANT X DANGEROUS DISCOVERIES #1$3.50 MAR20,377
9844.47PATH #2$2.95 CRO19,946
9944.34BASTARD SAMURAI #1$2.95 IMA19,888
10044.33BLACK PANTHER #43$2.50 MAR19,883
10144.28TASKMASTER #3 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR19,861
10243.88SUPERBOY #99$2.25 DC19,681
10343.08PROMETHEA #20$2.95 DC19,323
10443.06ATHENA INC #1$2.95 IMA19,314
10542.91SUPERGIRL #69$2.25 DC19,246
10642.61SPECTRE #16$2.50 DC19,112
10742.58DOOM PATROL #7$2.50 DC19,098
10842.02BATMAN DEATHBLOW AFTER FIRE #2 (Of 3)$5.95 DC18,847
10941.46HELLBLAZER #173 (MR)$2.50 DC18,596
11041.06JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #6$1.99 DC18,417
11140.76IMPULSE #85$2.50 DC18,282
11240.37WARLANDS #1/2$2.25 DRE18,107
11338.81X-MEN EVOLUTION #6$2.25 MAR17,407
11438.62TRANSMETROPOLITAN #55 (MR)$2.50 DC17,322
11538.26SPYBOY YOUNG JUSTICE #3 (Of 3)$2.99 DAR17,161
11638.13SUPERMAN & SAVAGE DRAGON CHICAGO$5.95 DC17,102
11738.13100 BULLETS #35 (MR)$2.50 DC17,102
11837.79SCION #23$2.95 CRO16,950
11936.5BTVS #44 DEATH OF BUFFY (2 Of 3)*$2.99 DAR16,371
12036.35UNIVERSE #7$2.50 IMA16,304
12136.14GEN 13 #76$2.50 DC16,210
12235.76SUICIDE SQUAD #8$2.50 DC16,039
12335.48LUCIFER #25 (MR)$2.50 DC15,914
12433.77CRUX #13$2.95 CRO15,147
12533.43MYSTIC #23$2.95 CRO14,994
12633.4LADY DEATH CHASTITY BAD KITTY UNITED #1$2.99 CHA14,981
12733.22CITIZEN V & BATTALLION EVERLASTING #3$2.99 MAR14,900
12833.05HAVEN BROKEN CITY #5 (Of 9)$2.50 DC14,824
12933.04NEGATION #5$2.95 CRO14,819
13032.64IT GIRL ONE SHOT$2.95 ONI14,640
13132.17BANISHED KNIGHTS #3$2.95 DRE14,429
13232.1CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #7$3.95 CRO14,398
13332.07FIRST #18$2.95 CRO14,384
13431.93SIGIL #23$2.95 CRO14,322
13531.18MERIDIAN #23$2.95 CRO13,985
13631.13SIMPSONS COMICS #69$2.50 BON13,963
13730.85LADY DEATH GAUNTLET #2 (Of 4)$2.99 CHA13,837
13830.52DEADMAN #5$2.50 DC13,689
13929.97AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #89$2.50 DC13,442
14029.16HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #10 (MR)$2.50 DC13,079
14127.97CODENAME KNOCKOUT #12 (MR)$2.50 DC12,545
14227.77SAVAGE DRAGON #98$2.95 IMA12,456
14327.31KINDRED #4 (Of 4)$2.50 DC12,249
14427.3VAMPIRELLA #8 REG ED$2.99 HAR12,245
14527.26SANDMAN PRESENTS THESSALIAD #4 (Of 4) (MR)$2.50 DC12,227
14627.07BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #49$1.99 DC12,142
14726.78STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #49 MOLLY & POO$2.95 ABS12,012
14826.59DEFIANCE #2$2.95 IMA11,926
14926.58ESTABLISHMENT #8$2.50 DC11,922
15026.51ORION #25 (Note Price)$3.95 DC11,891
15126.26MIDNIGHT MASS #1 (Of 8) (MR)$2.50 DC11,778
15225.93VAMPI  #18 REG ED$2.99 HAR11,630
15325.14AMERICAN CENTURY #14 (MR)$2.50 DC11,276
15424.92PURGATORI GOD HUNTER #2 (Of 2)$2.99 CHA11,177
15523.56CHASTITY CRAZYTOWN #2 (Of 3)$2.99 CHA10,567
15622.98SCORPION KING #2 (Of 2)*$2.99 DAR10,307
15722.73SCI SPY #3 (Of 6)$2.50 DC10,195
15822.08RADIX #3$2.95 IMA9,904
15921.82TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3$2.95 MIR9,787
16020.14POWERPUFF GIRLS #26$1.99 DC9,033
16119.49GREYSHIRT INDIGO SUNSET #5 (Of 6)$3.50 DC8,742
16219.3CRUSADES #14 (MR)$2.50 DC8,657
16318.91TEKKEN FOREVER #3 (Of 4)$2.95 IMA8,482
16418.12OH MY GODDESS PART XI #9 MYSTERY CHILD (7 Of 8)$2.99 DAR8,127
16517.51UNTOLD TALES OF EVIL ERNIE RELENTLESS #1 (MR)$4.99 CHA7,854
16616.02KODT #66$2.99 KZR7,185
16715.85BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #67 BEASTS (2 Of 7) (MR)$2.99 DAR7,109
16815.74STRAY BULLETS #25 (MR)$3.50 EL7,060
16915.7DRAGONBALL Z PART 5 #4 (Of 12)$2.95 VIZ7,042
17015.1810TH MUSE #11$2.95 IMA6,809
17114.91CEREBUS #277$2.25 AAR6,688
17214.62IMAGE INTRODUCES CRYPTOPIA #1$2.95 IMA6,558
17314.4610TH MUSE DEMONSLAYER #1*$3.50 AVA6,486
17414.38TENTH NIGHTWALKER #1 (Of 4)*$2.99 DAR6,450
17513.96GIRL GENIUS #7$3.95 FOG6,261
17613.18DRAGONBALL PART 4 #9 (Of 10)$2.95 VIZ5,912
17712.96CANNON GOD EXAXXION #6 STAGE 1 (6 Of 8) (MR)$2.99 DAR5,813
17812.94ENNIS & MCCREA'S BIGGER DICKS #3 (Of 4)*$4.95 AVA5,804
17912.85MADMAN PICTURE EXHIBITION #1$3.95 AAA5,764
18012.81SCOOBY-DOO #59$1.99 DC5,746
18112.38ROBO DOJO #3 (Of 6)$2.95 DC5,553
18212.31RANMA 1/2 PART 11 #2 (Of 11)$2.95 VIZ5,521
18312.2SUPER MANGA BLAST #21 (MR)$5.99 DAR5,472
18412.16TERRY MOORES PARADISE TOO #7$2.95 ABS5,454
18511.42SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #109$1.99 ARC5,122
18611.11SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #110$1.99 ARC4,983
18710.68GUNDAM WING ENDLESS WALTZ #2 (Of 5)$2.99 TKP4,790
18810.03CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #27$2.99 TKP4,499
1899.7GOLD DIGGER #31$2.99 ANT4,351
1909.5210TH MUSE DEMONSLAYER #1/2*$3.95 COM4,270
1918.77TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE INCENTIVE CVR #1$2.95 DRE3,934
1928.61KODT TABLE ILLUSTRATED #12$2.99 KZR3,862
1938.38INU YASHA PART 6 #12 (Of 15)$2.95 VIZ3,759
1948.01GLOOM COOKIE #12 (MR)$2.95 SLA3,593
1957.72DORK TOWER #18 (RES)$2.99 DOR3,463
1967.67DEXTERS LABORATORY #29$1.99 DC3,440
1977.64KODT HACKMASTERS EVERKNIGHT #14 KEVLAR$2.99 KZR3,427
1987.6PLANETARY AUTHORITY RULING WORLD (STAR11356)$5.95 DC3,409
1997.57HOW TO DRAW MANGA #14$4.95 ANT3,395
2007.55VICTORIA CROSS #1/2$4.99 CRU3,386
2017.42BRUTAL PLANET #1$2.99 NEK3,328
2027.42INCAL #9 (MR)$2.95 HUM3,328
2037.28ARCHIE #522$1.99 ARC3,265
2047.17LOONEY TUNES #89$1.99 DC3,216
2057.15LOVE HINA #3 (Of 4)$2.99 TKP3,207
2067.11LOVE HINA #4 (Of 4)$2.99 TKP3,189
2076.98BIG O PART 1 #3 (Of 5)$3.50 VIZ3,131
2086.94CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 2 #5 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ3,113
2096.91BONEYARD #6 (MR)$2.95 NBM3,099
2106.7BASTARD #5 NINJA (3 Of 3) (MR)$3.95 VIZ3,005
2116.46BETTY & VERONICA #174$1.99 ARC2,898
2126.41BETTY & VERONICA #175$1.99 ARC2,875
2136.38NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #94$2.99 ANT2,862
2146.3BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #106$3.29 ARC2,826
2156.27BETTY #112$1.99 ARC2,812
2166.21SLAYERS SPECIAL #4$2.95 CPM2,785
2176.2SABRINA VOL 2 #32$1.99 ARC2,781
2186.09POPBOT #2 (MR)$7.99 IDW2,732
2196.05ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #134$3.29 ARC2,714
2205.89VERONICA #126$1.99 ARC2,642
2215.88SLAYERS SUPER EXPLOSIVE DEMON STORY #6$2.95 CPM2,637
2225.86ARCHIE & FRIENDS #57$1.99 ARC2,628
2235.83NODWICK #14$2.99 DOR2,615
2245.73POUNDED #2 (Of 3)$2.95 ONI2,570
2255.72ALICE IN SEXLAND #3 (A)$3.50 ERO2,566
2265.62PVP #6$2.99 DOR2,521
2275.52BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #54$1.99 ARC2,476
2285.37RAGNAROK #3 (Of 4)$2.99 TKP2,409
2295.28JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #85$3.29 ARC2,368
2305.28MEDABOTS PART 1 #1 (Of 4)$2.75 VIZ2,368
2315.24LODOSS WAR DEEDLITS TALE #8$2.95 CPM2,350
2325.23BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #129$2.19 ARC2,346
2335.07ARCHIE DIGEST #189$2.19 ARC2,274
2345.01COURTNEY CRUMRIN & NIGHT THINGS #2 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI2,247
2355.01LODOSS WAR CHRONICLES HEROIC KNIGHT #19$2.95 CPM2,247
2365MEDABOTS PART 1 #2 (Of 4)$2.75 VIZ2,243
2374.99WERESLUT #6 (RES) (A)$3.50 ERO2,238
2384.97SMILE VOL 4 #5 (NOTE PRICE)$5.99 TKP2,229
2394.84ZOIDS #3$5.99 VIZ2,171
2404.84HALO & SPROCKET #1$2.95 SLA2,171
2414.66LAUGH DIGEST #175$2.19 ARC2,090
2424.6MARMALADE BOY #5 (Of 5)$2.99 TKP2,063
2434.53GENUS #53 (A)$2.99 RAD2,032
2444.51TOWER #1$2.95 SIR2,023
2454.51ORIENT SEXPRESS #1 (A)$3.50 ERO2,023
2464.39KODOCHA #4 (Of 5)$2.99 TKP1,969
2474.34BATTLE GIRLZ #3$2.99 ANT1,947
2484.25WARRIOR NUN NO JUSTICE #1$3.95 ANT1,906
2494.2ALRAUNE #4 (A)$3.50 ERO1,884
2504.18STEVEN GRANTS MORTAL SOULS #2 (Of 3)$3.50 AVA1,875
2514.08BABY DEMONICA #1 (MR)$2.95 SIR1,830
2524.07SILENT MOBIUS TURNABOUT #4 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ1,826
2534.05ARTBABE PRESENTS LA PERDIDA #2 (Of 4) (MR)$4.95 FAN1,817
2543.99SAINT TAIL #18$2.99 TKP1,790
2553.88AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ACE ED #129$13.99 WIZ1,740
2563.87TIGERS OF LUFTWAFFE #7$5.95 ANT1,736
2573.65FUTABAKUN CHANGE VOL 8 #3$2.95 STU1,637
2583.62HORSEMEN #1 (Of 3) (MR)$2.95 GRI1,624
2593.58HEDG #3 (MR)$2.95 PAP1,606
2603.56SPECWAR #1$3.25 PET1,597
2613.54FURRLOUGH #112$2.99 RAD1,588
2623.49JACK STAFF #10$2.95 DNE1,565
2633.48PUNCTURE #5$3.99 CMX1,561
2643.47VAGABOND PART 1 #6 (MR)$4.95 VIZ1,556
2653.46PANTHEON #11 (Of 12)$2.95 LON1,552
2663.43MIRACLE GIRLS #19$2.99 TKP1,538
2673.37MY FRIEND DAHMER #1 (MR)$2.95 DER1,512
2683.36POP GUN WAR #3$2.50 ABS1,507
2693.34WARRIOR NUN AREALA #6$2.99 ANT1,498
2703.32SAVAGE PLANET #1$2.95 AMR1,489
2713.31TIGRESS TALES #3$2.95 AMR1,485
2723.3A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #2 (A)$4.99 ICA1,480
2732.99OGENKI CLINIC VOL 9 #1 (A)$2.95 STU1,341
2742.75TEENAGERS FROM MARS #1 (Of 8)$2.99 TEE1,233
2752.75VAMPIRE YUI VOL 4 #3$2.95 STU1,233
2762.73LADY DEATH GAUNTLET ALT CVR #2$7.50 CHA1,224
2772.68RAPTURE #1 (MR)$2.75 ACI1,202
2782.62MONSTERS OF ROCK #1$2.99 RAD1,175
2792.6SANDWALK ADVENTURES #3$2.95 ACT1,166
2802.53ODDBALLZ #1$2.95 NBM1,135
2812.53DOUBLE TAKE #2 (MR)$2.95 FUN1,135
2822.49SHANDA THE PANDA #35 (MR)$4.99 SHA1,117
2832.49WARHAMMER MONTHLY #54$3.50 GAM1,117
2842.47POKEMON ADVS PART 7 #1 (Of 5)$4.95 VIZ1,108
2852.47EX PARTE #1$2.95 LON1,108
2862.45THRESHOLD #47 (MR)*$4.95 AVA1,099
2872.31LIBERTY MEADOWS #8 (O/A)$2.95 INS1,036
2882.31LIBERTY MEADOWS #10 (O/A)$2.95 INS1,036
2892.29LIBERTY MEADOWS #11 (O/A)$2.95 INS1,027
2902.27TONY DIGEROLAMOS TRAVELERS #15$2.99 KZR1,018
2912.2I HATE CARTOONS #1 (MR)$4.95 ATT987
2922.19ELVIRA #108$2.50 CLA982
2932.19BIG PANTS MOUSE #1$3.00 DUM982
2942.18DEMI THE DEMONESS #6 (A)$5.95 HIP978
2952SCREAMING KITTY #3$2.95 SLA897
2961.99TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE CURR PTG #1 (O/A)$2.95 BRO893
2971.98STEVEN GRANTS MORTAL SOULS WRPRND CVR #2 (Of 3)$3.95 AVA888
2981.98FRAYED ENDS #1 (Of 4)$2.95 ALE888
2991.92GENERIC COMIC BOOK #7$1.95 CMC861
3001.89BALLAD OF UTOPIA #5$2.95 AMR848

 

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 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 a list of the top comics in March, see 'Top 300 Comics -- March 2002.'

 

For a list of the top graphic novels in March, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels -- March 2002.'

 

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in March, see 'Mundane March Titles Hold Their Own.'

 

For an analysis of the over-all dollar trends for March, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Complete Q1 Hat Trick.'

 
 
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