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Top 300 Comics--December 2001

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Title Indexes and External Title Data

Published: 11/29/2001 12:00am
For information about and analysis of these numbers, see 'The Return of the Million Dollar Comic'.  For analysis of over-all dollar trends for the month, see 'December Comic Orders Up 7% Over Last Year.'
 
QtyRank  GUIDEDescription  PricePUB  Est.Qty.
1430.51DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #1 (Of 3)*$7.95 DC174,339
2409.5ORIGIN #5$3.50 MAR165,831
3277.13NEW X-MEN #121$2.25 MAR112,227
4260.88UNCANNY X-MEN #401$2.25 MAR105,646
5248.03ULTIMATE X-MEN #13$2.25 MAR100,442
6218.95AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38$2.25 MAR88,666
7199.71ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #16$2.25 MAR80,875
8199.57X-TREME X-MEN #8$2.99 MAR80,818
9194.56GREEN ARROW #11$2.50 DC78,789
10187.96UNCANNY X-MEN 2001$3.50 MAR76,116
11180.04WOLVERINE #171$2.25 MAR72,909
12166.66JLA #61$2.25 DC67,491
13147.19PUNISHER #7$2.99 MAR59,606
14145.23X-TREME X-MEN 2001$4.95 MAR58,812
15142.52AVENGERS #49$2.25 MAR57,715
16135.66X-TREME X-MEN SAVAGE LAND #4$2.99 MAR54,937
17129.57FANTASTIC FOUR #50 (Note Price)$3.99 MAR52,471
18128.31ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM UP #11$2.25 MAR51,960
19122.81DAREDEVIL #28$2.99 MAR49,733
20121.92PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #38$2.25 MAR49,373
21121.12ELEKTRA #6$2.99 MAR49,049
22117.43X-FORCE #123$2.25 MAR47,554
23111.52SPAWN #117$2.50 IMA45,161
24111.43RISING STARS #17 (RES)$2.50 IMA45,125
25106.05JIST W/JERRY ORDWAY CREATING JLA$5.95 DC42,946
26101.99ICEMAN #3 (MR)$2.50 MAR41,302
27101.84SUPERMAN #177$2.25 DC41,241
28100.72NIGHTCRAWLER #2$2.50 MAR40,788
29100BATMAN #598$2.25 DC40,496
3099.6JSA #31$2.50 DC40,334
3199.55AUTHORITY #29$2.50 DC40,314
3298.96EXILES #7$2.25 MAR40,075
3398.8CAPTAIN AMERICA #50 (Note Price)$5.95 MAR40,010
3498.53FURY #4 (MR)$2.99 MAR39,901
3595.98PARADISE X HERALDS #3$3.50 MAR38,868
3694.43ALIAS #4 (MR)$2.99 MAR38,240
3793.66DETECTIVE COMICS #765$2.50 DC37,929
3892.83ACTION COMICS #786$2.25 DC37,592
3992.35ELEKTRA & WOLVERINE REDEEMER #2$5.95 MAR37,398
4092.2TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #1 (Of 12)*$2.95 IMA37,337
4191.38ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #599$2.25 DC37,005
4290.93CATWOMAN #2$2.50 DC36,823
4389.45CABLE #100 (Note Price)$3.99 MAR36,224
4489.27SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #121$2.25 DC36,151
4589.07THOR #44$2.25 MAR36,070
4687.88IRON MAN #49$2.25 MAR35,588
4787.54MIDNIGHT NATION #9 (RES)$2.50 IMA35,450
4885.06INCREDIBLE HULK #35$2.25 MAR34,446
4984.28NIGHTWING #64$2.25 DC34,130
5083.39BATGIRL #23$2.50 DC33,770
5182.75JLA INCARNATIONS #7 (Of 7) (RES)$3.50 DC33,510
5282.47GREEN LANTERN #145$2.25 DC33,397
5379.95BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #24$2.50 DC32,377
5479.22AVENGERS CELESTIAL QUEST #4 (Of 8)$2.50 MAR32,081
5578BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #150$2.25 DC31,587
5677.81MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOT #3 (MR)$2.99 MAR31,510
5776.68DOOM EMPEROR RETURNS #2$2.50 MAR31,052
5876.01THUNDERBOLTS #59$2.25 MAR30,781
5974.59BROTHERHOOD #8$2.25 MAR30,206
6073.92SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #9$2.99 MAR29,935
6173.62WONDER WOMAN #177$2.25 DC29,813
6272.97DEADPOOL FUNERAL FOR A FREAK #1$2.25 MAR29,550
6369.65POWERS #17$2.95 IMA28,205
6468.45BANISHED KNIGHTS #1*$2.95 IMA27,720
6566.68HAVEN BROKEN CITY #1 (Of 9)$2.50 DC27,003
6666.6OUT THERE #7$2.50 DC26,970
6766.48FLASH #181$2.25 DC26,922
6866.01DEADMAN #1$2.50 DC26,731
6964.82ROBIN #97$2.25 DC26,250
7064.38YOUNG JUSTICE #40$2.50 DC26,071
7162.43HARLEY QUINN #15$2.25 DC25,282
7261.82X-MEN EVOLUTION #2$2.25 MAR25,035
7361.8TITANS #36$2.50 DC25,027
7461.32JLA GATEKEEPER #3 (Of 3)$4.95 DC24,832
7560.43WARLANDS AGE OF ICE #5$2.95 IMA24,472
7660.1LEGION #3$2.50 DC24,338
7758.21SPIDER-GIRL #41$2.25 MAR23,573
7857.8NIGHTSIDE #3$2.99 MAR23,407
7957.35DOOM PATROL #3$2.50 DC23,224
8057.21BIRDS OF PREY #38$2.50 DC23,168
8156.43BLOODSTONE #3$2.99 MAR22,852
8256.15CAPTAIN MARVEL #26$2.50 MAR22,739
8356.1STAR WARS TALES #10*$5.99 DAR22,718
8454.9SPECTRE #12$2.50 DC22,232
8554.41DEFENDERS #12 (Note Price)$3.50 MAR22,034
8653.7STAR WARS JEDI QUEST #4 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR21,746
8753.62JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #6 (Of 8)$2.99 DAR21,714
8853.43JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #2$1.99 DC21,637
8952.76SOJOURN #6$2.95 CRO21,366
9052.37STAR WARS #37 STARK HYPERSPACE WAR (Part 2 Of 4)$2.99 DAR21,208
9151.99SUPERGIRL #65$2.25 DC21,054
9251.26PROMETHEA #18$2.95 DC20,758
9350.68NEGATION #1$2.95 CRO20,523
9450.55SUICIDE SQUAD #4$2.50 DC20,471
9549.42SECRET FILES GUIDE TO DCU 2001/2002$4.95 DC20,013
9649.18WAR STORY NIGHTINGALE$4.95 DC19,916
9749.07SUPERMAN TARZAN SONS O/T JUNGLE #3 (Of 3)$2.99 DAR19,871
9849.03BATMAN ORPHEUS RISING #5 (Of 5)$2.50 DC19,855
9948.72UNIVERSE #4$2.50 IMA19,730
10048.34BLACK PANTHER #39$2.50 MAR19,576
10146.74BATMAN ANKH #2 (Of 2)$5.95 DC18,928
10246.37HEROES (NET)$3.00 MAR18,778
10344.92RADIX #1 (Of 6)$2.95 IMA18,191
10444.43HELLBLAZER #169 (MR)$2.50 DC17,992
10544.07RUSE #3$2.95 CRO17,847
10643.36SUPERBOY #95$2.25 DC17,559
10743.15MARVEL UNIVERSE MILLENNIAL VISIONS$3.99 MAR17,474
10842.68GEN 13 #72$2.50 DC17,284
10942.51ESTABLISHMENT #4$2.50 DC17,215
11042.51100 BULLETS #31 (MR)$2.50 DC17,215
11142.13SCION #19$2.95 CRO17,061
11241.75MARVEL KNIGHTS MILLENNIAL VISIONS$3.99 MAR16,907
11340.43BTVS HAUNTED #1 (Of 4)*$2.99 DAR16,373
11440.39NINJA BOY #5$2.95 DC16,356
11539.92CRUX #9$2.95 CRO16,166
11639.73GIANT SIZE MINI MARVELS STARRING SPIDEY #1$3.50 MAR16,089
11738.81LADY DEATH CHASTITY #1$2.99 CHA15,716
11838.77BTVS #40 LITTLE MONSTERS (1 Of 3)*$2.99 DAR15,700
11938.6HAUNTED #1 (Of 4)$2.99 CHA15,631
12038.5ARIA MIDWINTERS DREAM$4.95 IMA15,591
12138.06MYSTIC #19$2.95 CRO15,413
12237.64FIRST #14$2.95 CRO15,243
12336.75ANGEL VOL 2 #4 (Of 4)*$2.99 DAR14,882
12436.58BONE #46$2.95 CAR14,813
12536.26EVERQUEST RUINS OF KUNARK$5.95 DC14,684
12635.67IMPULSE #81$2.50 DC14,445
12735.65LADY DEATH LAST RITES #3 (Of 4)$2.99 CHA14,437
12835.57SIGIL #19$2.95 CRO14,404
12935.4MERIDIAN #19$2.95 CRO14,336
13035.28SIMPSONS COMICS #65$2.50 BON14,287
13135.12AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #85$2.50 DC14,222
13235.1LUCIFER #21 (MR)$2.50 DC14,214
13334.42ALAN MOORES GLORY #2 (Of 4)*$3.50 AVA13,939
13434.15HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #6 (MR)$2.50 DC13,829
13534CODENAME KNOCKOUT #8 (MR)$2.50 DC13,769
13633.78VAMPI #14  REG ED$2.99 HAR13,680
13733.64SANDMAN PRESENTS CORINTHIAN #3 (Of 3)$2.50 DC13,623
13833.01STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #46$2.95 ABS13,368
13932.85VAMPIRELLA #5 REG ED (Note Price)$2.99 HAR13,303
14032.67TEKKEN FOREVER #1 (Of 4)*$2.95 IMA13,230
14132.66ORION #21$2.50 DC13,226
14232.27LIBERTY MEADOWS #24$2.95 INS13,068
14331.24AMERICAN CENTURY #10 (MR)$2.50 DC12,651
14431.22SAVAGE DRAGON #94$2.95 IMA12,643
14530.39BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #45$1.99 DC12,307
14628.4TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1$2.95 MIR11,501
14726.71GREYSHIRT INDIGO SUNSET #3 (Of 6)$3.50 DC10,816
14826.57SERGIO ARAGONES GROO DEATH & TAXES #1 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR10,760
14926.07LENORE #9$2.95 SLA10,557
15025.63MARVEL POSTER BOOK WINTER 2001$3.50 MAR10,379
15125.42BAD KITTY RELOADED #3 (Of 4)$2.99 CHA10,294
15224.94FOUR WOMEN #3 (Of 5) (MR)$2.95 DC10,100
15324.72TALEWEAVER #4 (Of 6)$2.95 DC10,011
15424.64JADE REDEMPTION #2 (Of 4)$2.99 CHA9,978
15524.51CRUSADES #10 (MR)$2.50 DC9,926
15624.32LAST SHOT #3$2.95 IMA9,849
15722.78OUTLAW NATION #16 (MR)$2.50 DC9,225
15822.6GRIP STRANGE WORLD OF MEN #2 (Of 5) (MR)$2.50 DC9,152
15922.46PLANET O/T APES #4 BLOODLINES (1 Of 3)*$2.99 DAR9,095
16022.45POWERPUFF GIRLS #22$1.99 DC9,091
16121.95SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #64$1.99 DC8,889
16221.6810TH MUSE #9*$2.95 IMA8,780
16321.47OH MY GODDESS Part XI #5 MYSTERY CHILD (Part 3 Of 8)$2.99 DAR8,694
16420.81CREEPS #2$2.95 IMA8,427
16520.76COVEN TOOTH & NAIL #1*$3.50 AVA8,407
16620.62DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TEMPESTS GATE #1 (Of 4) (Note Price)$2.99 KZR8,350
16720.06USAGI YOJIMBO #53$2.99 DAR8,123
16819.28ADVS OF BARRY WEEN 3 MONKEY TALES #6 (Of 6) (MR)$2.95 ONI7,808
16918.92BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #63 HUSK ONE SHOT (MR)$2.99 DAR7,662
17018.8DRAGONBALL Z PART 4 #13 (Of 13)$2.95 VIZ7,613
17118.55HEROBEAR & THE KID #5$3.50 AST7,512
17218.13KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #62 (Note Price)$2.99 KZR7,342
17317.34IMAGE INTRODUCES BELIEVER #1$2.95 IMA7,022
17417.11CANNON GOD EXAXXION #2 STAGE 1 (Part 2 Of 8) (MR)$2.99 DAR6,929
17516.57CEREBUS #273$2.25 AAR6,710
17616.14CYBERNARY 2.0 #6 (Of 6)$2.95 DC6,536
17716.02TERRY MOORES PARADISE TOO #5$2.95 ABS6,487
17815.99DRAGONBALL PART 4 #5 (Of 10)$2.95 VIZ6,475
17914.78RANMA 1/2 PART 10 #9 (Of 11)$2.95 VIZ5,985
18013.24SCOOBY-DOO #55$1.99 DC5,362
18112.86POISON ELVES PARINTACHIN #2 (Of 3)$2.95 SIR5,208
18212.68SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #105$1.99 ARC5,135
18312.59GUNDAM WING BATTLEFIELD OF PACIFISTS #3 (Of 6)$2.95 TKP5,098
18411.77CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #23$2.95 TKP4,766
18511.42TICK COLOR #6$3.95 NEW4,625
18611.1COVEN TOOTH & NAIL #1/2*$3.95 COM4,495
18710.88GOLD DIGGER #27$2.99 ANT4,406
18810.82BASTARD WIZARD #1 (Of 2) (MR)$3.95 VIZ4,382
18910.47BAZOOKA JULES #3 (Of 6) (RES)$3.99 CMX4,240
19010.34KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE ILLUSTRATED #10 (Note Price)$2.99 KZR4,187
19110.25NO NEED FOR TENCHI PART 12 #5 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ4,151
1929.59INU YASHA PART 6 #8 (Of 15)$2.95 VIZ3,884
1939.48ANCIENT JOE #3 (Of 3)$3.50 DAR3,839
1949.48SLAYERS SPECIAL #1$2.95 CPM3,839
1959.34GLOOM COOKIE #10 (MR)$2.95 SLA3,782
1969.11KILLER PRINCESSES #1 (Of 3) (MR)$2.95 ONI3,689
1978.97DORK TOWER #18 (Note Price)$2.99 DOR3,632
1988.77DEXTERS LABORATORY #27$1.99 DC3,551
1998.73CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 2 #1 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ3,535
2008.08BERLIN #9 (MR) (Note Price)$3.50 DRA3,272
2018.03LOONEY TUNES #85$1.99 DC3,252
2027.99ARCHIE #518$1.99 ARC3,236
2037.79DALE KEOWN PITT SKETCHBOOK$5.95 FUL3,155
2047.37ARCHIE & FRIENDS STARRING JOSIE  & PUSSYCATS #54 (Net)$0.80 ARC2,985
2057.32BETTY & VERONICA #170$1.99 ARC2,964
2067.26NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #90$2.99 ANT2,940
2077.2SLAYERS SUPER EXPLOSIVE DEMON STORY #3$2.95 CPM2,916
2086.93BETTY #108$1.99 ARC2,806
2096.82MAGIC PICKLE #4 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI2,762
2106.81BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #52 (Net)$0.80 ARC2,758
2116.76SABRINA VOL 2 #27$1.99 ARC2,738
2126.75VERONICA #122$1.99 ARC2,733
2136.7BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #103$3.29 ARC2,713
2146.7LODOSS WAR DEEDLITS TALE #5$2.95 CPM2,713
2156.55MARMALADE BOY #1$2.95 TKP2,652
2166.53NODWICK #12 (Note Price)$2.99 HEN2,644
2176.53NEO SATANIKA TALES #1 (MR)$3.95 VER2,644
2186.5KISSING CHAOS #5 (Of 8)$2.25 ONI2,632
2196.47ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #131$3.29 ARC2,620
2206.41HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY #7 (A) (Note Price)$3.50 ERO2,596
2216.39EL HAZARD PART 3 #6 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ2,588
2226.37PVP #5$2.99 DOR2,580
2236.27LODOSS WAR CHRONICLES HEROIC KNIGHT #16$2.95 CPM2,539
2245.69SMILE VOL 4 #1$4.99 TKP2,304
2255.65ARCHIE DIGEST #186$2.19 ARC2,288
2265.54BATTLE POPE CHRISTMAS POPETACULAR #1 (MR)$4.95 FUN2,243
2275.41SEXY SYMPHONY #6 (A)$3.96 ERO2,191
2285.26FANTASTIC STORIES #1$2.95 AMR2,130
2295.21LAUGH DIGEST #172$2.19 ARC2,110
2305.19THE LAB #1$3.50 AST2,102
2315.19AMELIA RULES #4$2.95 REN2,102
2325.02GENUS #51 (A)$2.99 RAD2,033
2334.97JETCAT CLUBHOUSE #5$3.25 ONI2,013
2344.9SILENT MOBIUS ADVENT #6 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ1,984
2354.8SEVENTH SEA #3 ABSOLUTION (Of 4)*$2.95 STG1,944
2364.8TIGERS O/T LUFTWAFFE #3$5.95 ANT1,944
2374.69SAINT TAIL #14$2.95 TKP1,899
2384.6SKULL MAN #2 (Of 5)$2.95 TKP1,863
2394.53PUNCTURE #3 (Of 8) (RES)$3.99 CMX1,834
2404.47GEOBREEDERS #34$2.95 CPM1,810
2414.45GO GIRL #5$3.50 IMA1,802
2424.43CORRECTOR YUI #4$2.95 TKP1,794
2434.29DRAGON KNIGHTS #3$2.95 TKP1,737
2444.29FUTABAKUN CHANGE VOL 7 #5$2.95 STU1,737
2454.24BANISHED KNIGHTS HOLOFOIL CVR #1 (Net)$5.00 IMA1,717
2464.18VAGABOND PART 1 #1 (MR)$4.95 VIZ1,693
2474.17MIRACLE GIRLS #15$2.95 TKP1,689
2484.15TOMB RAIDER ORIGINS (Net)$3.00 IMA1,681
2494VAGABOND PART 1 #2 (MR)$4.95 VIZ1,620
2503.97FURRLOUGH #108$2.99 RAD1,608
2513.89LA BLUE GIRL MANGA ED #5 (A)$2.95 CPM1,575
2523.87COOL DEVICES #2 (A)$2.95 STU1,567
2533.85WARRIOR NUN AREALA BOOKS OF PERIL #2 (Of 4)$2.99 ANT1,559
2543.82PANTHEON #10 (Of 12)$2.95 LON1,547
2553.82TIGRESS TALES PINUP BOOK (MR)$3.50 AMR1,547
2563.73JACK STAFF #8 (Note Price)$4.50 DNE1,511
2573.5VAMPIRE PRINCESS YUI VOL 3 #5$2.95 STU1,417
2583.43SANDWALK ADVENTURES #1$2.95 ACT1,389
2593.42HELDEN #5 (Of 6) (Note Price)$2.95 MOD1,385
2603.39GUNFIGHTERS IN HELL ORIGINAL SIN #2 (MR)$3.95 BRO1,373
2613.28RANKLECHICK & HIS THREE LEGGED CAT #4 (Of 4)$3.95 SLA1,328
2623.26MAXION #25 (MR)$2.95 CPM1,320
2633.25OGENKI CLINIC VOL 8 #5 (A)$2.95 STU1,316
2643.25POKEMON ADVS PART 6 #1 (Of 4)$4.95 VIZ1,316
2653.22GI JOE CONVENTION SPECIAL$10.95 JAY1,304
2663.2DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #1$2.95 DIG1,296
2673.17MAC AFRO #1 (MR)$2.95 ATO1,284
2683.1PRINCESS PRINCE #15$2.95 CPM1,255
2693.07GIRL GENIUS #0 SECRET BLUEPRINTS CURR PTG$1.50 FOG1,243
2703.03DOUBLE TAKE #7 (MR)$2.95 FUN1,227
2712.96AVENGELYNE SHI FACE OFF CVR #1$5.95 COM1,199
2722.92MIDNIGHT NATION #1 (O/A)$2.50 IMA1,182
2732.83DEMON BEAST INVASION MANGA ED #4 (A)$2.95 CPM1,146
2742.82WARHAMMER MONTHLY #50 (Note Price)$5.95 GAM1,142
2752.79VAMPIRE VERSES #1 (MR)$2.95 ASY1,130
2762.78MONSTER HIGH #3 (Of 3)$2.95 SIR1,126
2772.69WARHAMMER MONTHLY #49$2.95 GAM1,089
2782.68KATMANDU ANNUAL #3 (MR)$4.99 SHA1,085
2792.67MIDNIGHT NATION #2 (O/A)$2.50 IMA1,081
2802.65VESPER #7$2.95 ACE1,073
2812.63ELVIRA #104$2.50 CLA1,065
2822.59ASTRA #6$2.95 CPM1,049
2832.38MIDNIGHT NATION #3 (O/A)$2.50 IMA964
2842.38SIMPSONS COMICS & STORIES #1 (STAR03518)$2.95 BON964
2852.33LITERARY GRAFFITI #1$3.50 KAM944
2862.337 GUYS OF JUSTICE #12$2.00 FAL944
2872.25EXTINCTIONERS VOL 2 #11 (MR)$4.99 SHA911
2882.25DRIPPYTOWN COMICS 2001 (MR)$3.50 DRI911
2892.23TOMB RAIDER #1 MICHAEL TURNER CVR (O/A)$2.50 IMA903
2902.22MIDNIGHT NATION #4 (O/A)$2.50 IMA899
2912.22CAVEWOMAN PREHISTORIC PINUPS BOOK 2 SP ED (Net) (MR)$5.50 AMR899
2922.18MANGAZINE #28$8.99 ANT883
2932.16INFERNO HELLBOUND TOMB RAIDER FLIP BOOK (Net)$3.00 IMA875
2942.16ASSASSINATE HITLER #1 (Of 3)$3.75 NEW875
2952.15VAMPIRELLA #5 LTD CVR ED$9.95 HAR871
2962.13MANGA EX #6$6.95 ANT863
2972.13RAW MEDIA QUARTERLY #11 (A)$3.95 AVA863
2982.11RISING STARS #11 (O/A)$2.50 IMA854
2992.11TWO OVER TEN #2 (Of 5)$2.95 SEC854
3002.09MAD SCIENCE #3 (Of 6)$2.95 SLA846

 

For the top graphic novels in December, see 'Top 25 Graphic Novels -- December 2001.'

 

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 December 2001. 

 

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 list, see 'Top 300 Comics -- November, 2001.'

 

For an overview and analysis of last month's numbers, see 'November Comic Orders Continue Strong Trend.'

 
 
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