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Top 300 Comics--March 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 03/04/2002 12:00am
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in March, see 'Mundane March Titles Hold Their Own.'
 
For the dollar trends for March and the first quarter of 2002, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Complete Q1 Hat Trick.'
 
QtyRank IndexDescription  PricePubEst.Qty
1216.67NEW X-MEN #124$2.25 MAR104,138
2214.21ULTIMATES #3$2.25 MAR102,956
3200.05ULTIMATE X-MEN #16$2.25 MAR96,150
4198.46UNCANNY X-MEN #404$2.25 MAR95,386
5193.28AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #41$2.25 MAR92,896
6167.52ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #20$2.25 MAR80,515
7151.69GI JOE #4 (Note Price)$3.50 IMA72,907
8151.66X-TREME X-MEN #11$2.99 MAR72,892
9151.13GREEN ARROW #13 (RES)$2.50 DC72,638
10144.27WOLVERINE #174$2.25 MAR69,340
11128.73JLA #64$2.25 DC61,871
12110.79AVENGERS #52$2.25 MAR53,249
13107.76WOLVERINE HULK #2$3.50 MAR51,793
14103.86PUNISHER #10$2.99 MAR49,918
15101.26HAWKMAN #1$2.50 DC48,669
16100.49DAREDEVIL #31$2.99 MAR48,299
17100BATMAN #601$2.25 DC48,063
1899.3PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #41$2.25 MAR47,727
1993.52FANTASTIC FOUR #53$2.25 MAR44,949
2093.18PARADISE X #1$2.99 MAR44,785
2189.84SPAWN #120$2.50 IMA43,180
2289.5X-FORCE #126$2.25 MAR43,016
2387.61INCREDIBLE HULK #38$2.25 MAR42,108
2487.16ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM UP #14$2.25 MAR41,892
2587.07X-MEN UNLIMITED #34 (Note Price)$3.50 MAR41,848
2685.88DETECTIVE COMICS #768$2.50 DC41,277
2783.68JSA #34$2.50 DC40,219
2881.4SUPERMAN #180$2.25 DC39,123
2978.55ELEKTRA #9$2.99 MAR37,753
3078.04IRON MAN #52$2.25 MAR37,508
3177.91EXILES #11$2.25 MAR37,446
3274.23THOR #47$2.25 MAR35,677
3373.15BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #27$2.50 DC35,158
3473.07BLADE #1 (MR)$2.99 MAR35,120
3571.35ACTION COMICS #789$2.25 DC34,293
3671.19CAGE #2 (MR)$2.99 MAR34,216
3771.18BATGIRL #26$2.50 DC34,211
3869.99ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #602$2.25 DC33,639
3969.81NIGHTWING #67$2.25 DC33,553
4069.76ALIAS #7 (MR)$2.99 MAR33,529
4169.6GREEN LANTERN #148$2.25 DC33,452
4269.41MARVEL KNIGHTS VOL 2 #1$2.99 MAR33,361
4369.18BIRDS OF PREY #41$2.50 DC33,250
4467.88SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #124$2.25 DC32,625
4567.8CATWOMAN #5$2.50 DC32,587
4666.82MUTIES #2$2.50 MAR32,116
4764.89ROBIN #100 (Note Price)$3.50 DC31,188
4863.23MUTANT X #1 (RES)$3.50 MAR30,390
4963.03AVENGERS ICONS TIGRA #1$2.99 MAR30,294
5061.63BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #153$2.25 DC29,621
5160.55JIST W/GARY FRANK CREATING SHAZAM!$5.95 DC29,102
5260.22THUNDERBOLTS #62$2.25 MAR28,944
5360.1TOMB RAIDER #20$2.50 IMA28,886
5460.03CABLE #103$2.25 MAR28,852
5559.08THING & SHE-HULK LONG NIGHT$2.99 MAR28,396
5658.26JUST A PILGRIM GARDEN OF EDEN #1 (Of 4)$2.99 BLA28,002
5758.21ORDER #2$2.25 MAR27,977
5857.23WONDER WOMAN #179 (RES)$2.25 DC27,506
5957.23CAPTAIN AMERICA DEAD MAN RUNNING #3$2.99 MAR27,506
6056.93DEADPOOL #65$2.25 MAR27,362
6156.41POWERS #19 (MR)$2.95 IMA27,112
6256.05FLASH #184$2.25 DC26,939
6355.93AVENGERS CELESTIAL QUEST #7 (Of 8)$2.50 MAR26,882
6455.74SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #12$2.99 MAR26,790
6555.36WITCHBLADE #54$2.50 IMA26,608
6654.14DEADPOOL FUNERAL FOR FREAK #4$2.25 MAR26,021
6754.03TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #3 (Of 12)$2.95 IMA25,968
6851.43HOWARD THE DUCK #3 (MR)$2.99 MAR24,719
6951.19LEGION #6$2.50 DC24,603
7050.2YOUNG JUSTICE #43$2.50 DC24,128
7149.65POWER COMPANY #2$2.50 DC23,863
7249.64OUT THERE #9$2.95 DC23,858
7349.45TITANS #39$2.50 DC23,767
7447.99SPIDER-GIRL #45$2.25 MAR23,065
7547.73HARLEY QUINN #18$2.25 DC22,940
7647.3SOJOURN #9$2.95 CRO22,734
7746.36PATH #1$2.95 CRO22,282
7846.25JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #8 (Of 8)$2.99 DAR22,229
7945.29CAPTAIN MARVEL #30$2.50 MAR21,768
8045.26STAR WARS TALES #11*$5.99 DAR21,753
8143.2TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES #3$2.95 DC20,763
8243.01RUSE #6$2.95 CRO20,672
8342.82BATMAN DEATHBLOW AFTER FIRE #1 (Of 3)$5.95 DC20,581
8442.24TASKMASTER #2 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR20,302
8542.23INFERNO HELLBOUND #3$2.50 IMA20,297
8642.17STAR WARS #40 DEVARNIAN VERSION (1 Of 2)$2.99 DAR20,268
8741.27SPECTRE #15$2.50 DC19,836
8840.67SUPERGIRL #68$2.25 DC19,547
8940.56DOOM PATROL #6$2.50 DC19,494
9039.98BLACK PANTHER #42$2.50 MAR19,216
9139.87STAR WARS QUI-GON & OBI-WAN AUROIENT EXPRESS #2 (Of 2)$2.99 DAR19,163
9239.16JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #5$1.99 DC18,821
9338.49X-MEN EVOLUTION #5$2.25 MAR18,499
9437.75HELLBLAZER #172 (MR)$2.50 DC18,144
9537.46STAR WARS STARFIGHTER CROSSBONES #3 (Of 3)$2.99 DAR18,004
9636.43SPYBOY YOUNG JUSTICE #2 (Of 3)$2.99 DAR17,509
9736.2WONDER WOMAN SECRET FILES #3$4.95 DC17,399
9835.79TRANSMETROPOLITAN #54 (MR)$2.50 DC17,202
9935.52100 BULLETS #34 (MR)$2.50 DC17,072
10035.34SCION #22$2.95 CRO16,985
10135.24LADY DEATH GAUNTLET #1 (Of 4)$2.99 CHA16,937
10234.49GEN 13 #75$2.50 DC16,577
10334.3HAVEN BROKEN CITY #4 (Of 9)$2.50 DC16,486
10434.2CITIZEN V & V BATTALION EVERLASTING #2 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR16,438
10534.16SUICIDE SQUAD #7$2.50 DC16,418
10634.06UNIVERSE #6$2.50 IMA16,370
10734.02ARIA SUMMER SPELL #1 (Of 2)$2.95 IMA16,351
10833.6BTVS #43 DEATH OF BUFFY (1 Of 3)*$2.99 DAR16,149
10931.96DARKMINDS MACROPOLIS #2 (Of 8)*$2.95 IMA15,361
11031.87CRUX #12$2.95 CRO15,318
11131.64NEGATION #4$2.95 CRO15,207
11231.37LIBERTY MEADOWS #25$2.95 INS15,077
11331.19MIKE MIGNOLAS BPRD HOLLOW EARTH #3 (Of 3)$2.99 DAR14,991
11431.14MYSTIC #22$2.95 CRO14,967
11530.81SUPERBOY #98$2.25 DC14,808
11630.77BTVS LOST & FOUND*$2.99 DAR14,789
11730.75BTVS HAUNTED #4 (Of 4)*$2.99 DAR14,779
11830.61DEADMAN #4$2.50 DC14,712
11930.38FUSED #1*$2.95 IMA14,602
12030.32FIRST #17$2.95 CRO14,573
12130.25BONE #47$2.95 CAR14,539
12229.72SIGIL #22$2.95 CRO14,284
12329.18MERIDIAN #22$2.95 CRO14,025
12428.75AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #88$2.50 DC13,818
12528.72LADY DEATH JADE #1$2.99 CHA13,804
12628.7SIMPSONS COMICS #68$2.50 BON13,794
12728.66LUCIFER #24 (MR)$2.50 DC13,775
12827.8FELON #4 (Of 6)$2.95 IMA13,362
12927.33MONARCHY #12$2.50 DC13,136
13027.28HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #9 (MR)$2.50 DC13,112
13127.19IMPULSE #84$2.50 DC13,068
13227.09STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #48$2.95 ABS13,020
13326.4CODENAME KNOCKOUT #11 (MR)$2.50 DC12,689
13426.21ESTABLISHMENT #7$2.50 DC12,597
13525.71SANDMAN PRESENTS THESSALIAD #3 (Of 4) (MR)$2.50 DC12,357
13625.54SAVAGE DRAGON #97$2.95 IMA12,275
13725.43VAMPIRELLA #7 REG ED$2.99 HAR12,222
13825.38KINDRED #3 (Of 4)$2.50 DC12,198
13925.28PURGATORI GOD HUNTER #1 (Of 2)$2.99 CHA12,150
14025.14SCORPION KING #1 (Of 2)*$2.99 DAR12,083
14125.13BLADE 2 BLOODHUNT$5.95 MAR12,078
14225BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #48$1.99 DC12,016
14324.65VAMPI #17  REG ED$2.99 HAR11,848
14424.58FUTURAMA COMICS #8$2.50 BON11,814
14524.45ORION #24$2.50 DC11,751
14623.76CHASTITY CRAZYTOWN #1 (Of 3)$2.99 CHA11,420
14723.7AMERICAN CENTURY #13 (MR)$2.50 DC11,391
14822.73SCI SPY #2 (Of 6)$2.50 DC10,925
14921.87RADIOACTIVE MAN #575$2.50 BON10,511
15020.74HAUNTED #4 (Of 4)$2.99 CHA9,968
15120.07TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #13$2.95 BRO9,646
15219.94POWERPUFF GIRLS #25$1.99 DC9,584
15319.52GROO DEATH & TAXES #4$2.99 DAR9,382
15418.97ULTIMATE X-MEN COLL ED #1$3.99 MAR9,118
15518.62ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN COLL ED NEW PRTG$3.99 MAR8,949
15618.62NOBLE CAUSES #2*$2.95 IMA8,949
15718.58CRUSADES #13 (MR)$2.50 DC8,930
15817.63FARSCAPE WAR TORN #2 (Of 2) (RES)$4.95 DC8,474
15917.57OUTLAW NATION #19 (MR)$2.50 DC8,445
16017.05OH MY GODDESS PART XI #7 MYSTERY CHILD (5 Of 8) (Note Price)$3.50 DAR8,195
16116.99OH MY GODDESS PART XI #8 MYSTERY CHILD (6 Of 8) (Note Price)$3.50 DAR8,166
16216.43USAGI YOJIMBO #56$2.99 DAR7,897
16315.54ROBO DOJO #2$2.95 DC7,469
16415.45QUEEN & COUNTRY #7 (MR)$2.95 ONI7,426
16515.42ART OF JAY ANACLETO$5.95 IMA7,411
16615.38KODT #65$2.99 KZR7,392
16715.36GRIP STRANGE WORLD OF MEN #5 (Of 5) (MR)$2.50 DC7,382
16815.11BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #66 BEASTS (1 Of 7) (MR)$2.99 DAR7,262
16914.98DRAGONBALL Z PART 5 #3 (Of 12)$2.95 VIZ7,200
17014.96BLACK TIDE #3$2.95 IMA7,190
17114.08CEREBUS #276$2.25 AAR6,767
17213.71DUNGEONS & DRAGONS IN SHADOW OF DRAGONS #7 (Of 8)$2.99 KZR6,589
17313.4DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TEMPESTS GATE #4 (Of 4)$2.99 KZR6,440
17413.31CREED UTOPIATE #2 (Of 4)$2.95 IMA6,397
17512.95CREEPS #3$2.95 IMA6,224
17612.69DRAGONBALL PART 4 #8 (Of 10)$2.95 VIZ6,099
17712.5ENNIS & MCCREAS BIGGER DICKS #2 (Of 4) (MR)*$4.95 AVA6,008
17812.44COWBOY BEBOP #3 (Of 4)$2.99 TKP5,979
17912.39COWBOY BEBOP #4 (Of 4)$2.99 TKP5,955
18012.36CANNON GOD EXAXXION #5 STAGE 1 (5 Of 8) (MR)$2.99 DAR5,941
18112.08TICK GOLDEN AGE COMIC #1*$4.95 NEW5,806
18211.79RANMA 1/2 PART 11 #1 (Of 11)$2.95 VIZ5,667
18311.57SUPER MANGA BLAST #20 (MR)$5.99 DAR5,561
18411.39SCOOBY-DOO #58$1.99 DC5,474
18511.15GUNDAM WING ENDLESS WALTZ #1 (Of 5)$2.99 TKP5,359
18610.61POISON ELVES #70 (MR)$2.95 SIR5,099
18710.39SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #108$1.99 ARC4,994
1889.36CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #26$2.99 TKP4,499
1899.21BAZOOKA JULES #4 (RES)$3.99 CMX4,427
1909GOLD DIGGER #30$2.99 ANT4,326
1918.88METABARONS #16$2.95 HUM4,268
1928.43CASTLE WAITING #14 (RES)$2.95 OLI4,052
1938WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS #3 (Of 3) (MR)$3.50 AVA3,845
1947.82LOVE HINA #1 (Of 4)$2.99 TKP3,759
1957.69INU YASHA PART 6 #11 (Of 15)$2.95 VIZ3,696
1967.54KODT HACKMASTERS EVERKNIGHT #12 SKRAAG$2.99 KZR3,624
1977.52CAVEWOMAN PANGAEAN SEA #4$3.25 AMR3,614
1987.43KODT HACKMASTERS EVERKNIGHT #13 STEVE$2.99 KZR3,571
1997.41LOVE HINA #2 (Of 4)$2.99 TKP3,561
2007.13CARTOON CARTOONS #10$1.99 DC3,427
2017.13LUBAS COMICS & STORIES #3 (MR)$3.50 FAN3,427
2027.12DORK TOWER #17 (RES)$2.99 DOR3,422
2036.99CAVEWOMAN RAPTOR #1 (Of 2)$3.25 AMR3,360
2046.91BIG O PART 1 #2 (Of 5)$3.50 VIZ3,321
2056.86HOW TO DRAW MANGA #13$4.95 ANT3,297
2066.71MARQUIS DEVILS REIGN HELLS COURTESAN #2 (Of 2) (MR)$2.95 ONI3,225
2076.62LOONEY TUNES #88$1.99 DC3,182
2086.55ZOIDS #1$5.99 VIZ3,148
2096.52CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 2 #4 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ3,134
2106.52POUNDED #1 (Of 3) (MR)$2.95 ONI3,134
2116.49COURTNEY CRUMRIN & NIGHT THINGS #1 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI3,119
2126.49BASTARD #4 NINJA (2 Of 3) (MR)$3.95 VIZ3,119
2136.48ARCHIE #521$1.99 ARC3,114
2146.08ZOIDS #2$5.99 VIZ2,922
2156.05BETTY & VERONICA #173$1.99 ARC2,908
2165.99BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #105$3.29 ARC2,879
2175.86NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #93$2.99 ANT2,816
2185.65SABRINA VOL 2 #31$1.99 ARC2,716
2195.64ARCHIE & FRIENDS STARRING JOSIE  & PUSSYCATS #56$1.99 ARC2,711
2205.62BETTY #111$1.99 ARC2,701
2215.6HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY #8 (A)$3.50 ERO2,692
2225.42KISSING CHAOS #8 (Of 8)$2.50 ONI2,605
2235.42ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #133$3.29 ARC2,605
2245.4VERONICA #125$1.99 ARC2,595
2255.28PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #66$3.29 ARC2,538
2265.12I DREAM OF JEANNIE #2$2.95 AIR2,461
2274.99STEVEN GRANTS MORTAL SOULS #1 (Of 3)$3.50 AVA2,398
2284.9710TH MUSE DEMONSLAYER PREVIEW$1.99 AVA2,389
2294.57ARCHIES WEIRD MYSTERIES #20$1.99 ARC2,196
2304.54SLOW NEWS DAY #5 (Of 6)$3.50 SLA2,182
2314.52RAGNAROK #2 (Of 4)$2.99 TKP2,172
2324.47SMILE VOL 4 #4$4.99 TKP2,148
2334.47S&M UNIVERSITY #4 (Of 6) (A) (RES)$3.50 ERO2,148
2344.43YOUNG WITCHES VOL 5 THE LEGACY #2 (A)$3.95 ERO2,129
2354.41JUGHEAD #143$1.99 ARC2,120
2364.38MILK #28 (A)$2.99 RAD2,105
2374.32KILLER PRINCESSES #3 (Of 3) (MR)$2.95 ONI2,076
2384.31CLASSWAR #3 (Of 6)$2.99 CMX2,072
2394.3LAUGH DIGEST #174$2.19 ARC2,067
2404.13MARMALADE BOY #4 (Of 5)$2.99 TKP1,985
2414.07HEAD #1 (A)$3.50 ERO1,956
2424.04JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #174$2.19 ARC1,942
2434.03BATTLE GIRLZ #2$2.99 ANT1,937
2443.96PETE POD POSTAL WORKER WAR JOURNAL RETURN TO SENDER$2.95 SHA1,903
2453.95MY MONKEYS NAME IS JENNIFER #1$2.95 SLA1,898
2463.86THIEVES & KINGS #38$2.50 IBX1,855
2473.79KODOCHA #3 (Of 5)$2.99 TKP1,822
2483.78SILENT MOBIUS TURNABOUT #3 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ1,817
2493.68TIGERS O/T LUFTWAFFE #6$5.95 ANT1,769
2503.59SAINT TAIL #17$2.99 TKP1,725
2513.55HEDG #2 (MR)$2.95 PAP1,706
2523.44FUTABAKUN CHANGE VOL 8 #2$2.95 STU1,653
2533.35COOL DEVICES #5 (A)$2.95 STU1,610
2543.33FURRLOUGH #111$2.99 RAD1,600
2553.26DRAGON KNIGHTS #6 (Of 6)$2.99 TKP1,567
2563.2MIRACLE GIRLS #18$2.99 TKP1,538
2573.19MAD COLOR SPECIAL #5$3.99 DC1,533
2583.16TRUTH SERUM #2$2.95 SLA1,519
2593.14PARADIGM #1$3.00 TIG1,509
2603.13VAGABOND PART 1 #5 (MR)$4.95 VIZ1,504
2613.1WARREN ELLIS STRANGE KILLINGS WRAPRND CVR #3 (Of 3) (MR)$3.95 AVA1,490
2623.01WARRIOR NUN AREALA #5$2.99 ANT1,447
2632.98NEGATIVE EXPOSURE #4 (Of 6) (MR)$2.95 HUM1,432
2642.81OGENKI CLINIC VOL 8 #8 (A)$2.95 STU1,351
2652.75BLUE EYES VOL 1 #5 (Of 5) (A)$3.95 WLP1,322
2662.73FINDER #26$2.95 LIG1,312
2672.7VAMPIRE PRINCESS YUI VOL 4 #2$2.95 STU1,298
2682.69PRIVATE BEACH #5$2.95 SLA1,293
2692.69STEVE GRANTS MORTAL SOULS WRAPRND CVR #1 (Of 3)$3.95 AVA1,293
2702.67FATHOM #9 DOTCOM VARIANT CVR ED$2.99 MID1,283
2712.64TOUGHENED HIDE EROTIC ART OF MINNARM #1 (A)$4.99 RAD1,269
2722.63INFINITE KUNG FU #1 (MR)$3.00 GLN1,264
2732.55JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC CURR PTG #2 (O/A)$2.95 SLA1,226
2742.49GALACTIC GLADIATORS #3 (Of 4)$2.95 PDE1,197
2752.47SKULL MAN #5 (Of 5)$2.99 TKP1,187
2762.47POKEMON ADVS PART 6 #4 (Of 4)$4.95 VIZ1,187
2772.45SOJOURN COLL ED$3.95 CRO1,178
2782.45LOVE BUNNY & MISTER HELL #1$2.95 DEV1,178
2792.42JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #6$2.95 SLA1,163
2802.35FILLER BUNNY #2 REVENGE O/T FILLER BUNNY$2.25 SLA1,129
2812.28JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #5$2.95 SLA1,096
2822.27WARHAMMER MONTHLY #53 (Note Price)$3.50 GAM1,091
2832.26KIERON DWYERS LCD #3 (A)$5.95 FGC1,086
2842.23LAQUE NOIR (A)$3.95 ERO1,072
2852.18DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #2$2.95 DIG1,048
2862.17FREAK BROTHERS #1 NEW PTG (MR) (Note Price)$3.95 RIP1,043
2872.12THIRD DEGREE #1$2.95 NBM1,019
2882.1SUPERNATURAL LAW #33$2.50 EXH1,009
2892.05DF MARVEL HEROES RELIEF BOOK VERSION 2 SGN #1$19.99 DYN985
2902.03ELVIRA #107$2.50 CLA976
2911.93SHI UMADOSHI 2002 TOUR BOOK$4.99 CRU928
2921.91DAEMONIFUGE SCREAMING CAGE #1$2.50 GAM918
2931.9WITCHBLADE #1 VARIANT YANCY BUTLER PHOTO CVR$3.99 MID913
2941.89LADY DEATH GAUNTLET PREMIUM ED #1$9.99 CHA908
2951.84FREAK BROTHERS #12 NEW PTG (MR) (Note Price)$3.95 RIP884
2961.84MAGIC WHISTLE #6$2.95 ALT884
2971.83FREAK BROTHERS #8 NEW PTG (MR) (Note Price)$3.95 RIP880
2981.78CAVEWOMAN MERIEMS GALLERY SP ED #2 (Net)$5.60 AMR856
2991.71JAMES KOCHALKAS SKETCHBOOK DIARIES VOL 2$7.95 TOP822
3001.68MANGAZINE #31$8.99 ANT807
 
 

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

 

For last month's graphic novel list, see 'Top 25 Graphic Novels -- February 2002.'

 

For an overview and analysis of last month's numbers, see 'DKSA #1 Again for February.

 

For an analysis of the over-all dollar trends for February, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Continue Growth in February.'
 
 
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