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Top 300 Comics--June 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 05/30/2002 12:00am

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in June, see 'Top Comics Drop in June.'

For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Comic and Graphic Novel Orders up 19% in Second Quarter.'
For the top 50 graphic novels in June, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels -- June 2002.'

 

QtyRank  GuideDescription   PricePubEst.Qty
1289.57TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE #3$2.95 DRE131,586
2260.12SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT EVIL THAT MEN DO #1 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR118,204
3219.34NEW X-MEN #127$2.25 MAR99,672
4218.9ULTIMATES #6$2.25 MAR99,473
5217.9NEW X-MEN #128$2.25 MAR99,018
6212.44AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #42$2.25 MAR96,537
7204.25ULTIMATE X-MEN #19$2.25 MAR92,815
8194.64UNCANNY X-MEN #407$2.25 MAR88,448
9192.6ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #23$2.25 MAR87,521
10149.73SPIDER-MAN BLUE #2 (Of 6)$3.50 MAR68,040
11148.66GREEN ARROW #15 (RES)$2.50 DC67,554
12148.43WOLVERINE #177$2.25 MAR67,450
13148.42CAPTAIN AMERICA #3$2.99 MAR67,445
14148.3WOLVERINE #178$2.25 MAR67,390
15147.87X-TREME X-MEN #14$2.99 MAR67,195
16144.88GI JOE #7$2.95 IMA65,836
17131.34JLA #67$2.25 DC59,684
18117.14SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #45$2.25 MAR53,231
19114.61MICRONAUTS #1$2.95 IMA52,081
20113.32AVENGERS #55$2.25 MAR51,495
21107.32DETECTIVE COMICS #771$2.50 DC48,768
22104.15DAREDEVIL #34$2.99 MAR47,328
23102.01INCREDIBLE HULK #41$2.25 MAR46,355
24101.1INCREDIBLE HULK #42$2.25 MAR45,942
25100.69PUNISHER #13$2.99 MAR45,756
26100BATMAN #604$2.25 DC45,442
2796.28BATGIRL #29$2.50 DC43,752
2894.51FANTASTIC FOUR #56$2.25 MAR42,947
2994.46BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #30$2.50 DC42,925
3094.25FANTASTIC FOUR #57$2.25 MAR42,829
3193.5JSA #37 (Note Price)$3.50 DC42,488
3291.69RISING STARS #20 (Of 24)$2.99 IMA41,666
3391.05SPAWN #123$2.50 IMA41,375
3489.65HAWKMAN #4$2.50 DC40,739
3587.28X-FORCE #129$2.25 MAR39,662
3685.07SPIDER-MAN QUALITY OF LIFE #2 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR38,658
3784.61EXILES #14$2.25 MAR38,448
3884.3GREEN LANTERN #151$2.25 DC38,308
3983.71INCREDIBLE HULK END$5.95 MAR38,039
4083.46SUPERMAN #183$2.25 DC37,926
4182.65CALL OF DUTY BROTHERHOOD #1 (Of 6)$2.25 MAR37,558
4281.93THOR #50 (Note Price)$4.95 MAR37,231
4380.38FATHOM #16$2.50 IMA36,526
4479.65INFINITY ABYSS #1 (Of 6)$2.99 MAR36,195
4579.63SPIDER-MAN GET KRAVEN #1 (Of 5)$2.99 MAR36,185
4679.5IRON MAN #56 (Note Price)$2.25 MAR36,126
4778.73SABERTOOTH MARY SHELLEY OVERDRIVE #1 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR35,776
4878.31PARADISE X #3$2.99 MAR35,586
4978.07SPIDER-MAN SWEET CHARITY$4.95 MAR35,477
5075.59NIGHTWING #70$2.25 DC34,350
5174.8ELEKTRA #11$2.99 MAR33,991
5274.58INFINITY ABYSS #2 (Of 6)$2.99 MAR33,891
5372.02GI JOE BATTLE FILES #2 (Of 3)$5.95 IMA32,727
5471.79ACTION COMICS #792$2.25 DC 32,623
5570.57ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #605$2.25 DC32,068
5668.88ALIAS #10 (MR)$2.99 MAR31,300
5768.05CAGE #4 (MR)$2.99 MAR30,923
5867.86SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #127$2.25 DC30,837
5967.73FILTH #1 (Of 13) (MR)$2.95 DC30,778
6066.49BLACK WIDOW PALE LITTLE SPIDER #3 (MR)$2.99 MAR30,214
6166.04AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #91$2.50 DC 30,010
6265.51CATWOMAN #8$2.50 DC29,769
6365.48MARVEL MANGAVERSE #3$2.25 MAR29,755
6463.21FLASH #187$2.25 DC28,724
6562.11THUNDERBOLTS #65$2.25 MAR28,224
6662.06BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #156$2.25 DC28,201
6761.76THUNDERBOLTS #66$2.25 MAR28,065
6860.7SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #15$2.99 MAR27,583
6960.52ROBIN #103$2.25 DC27,501
7059.53ORDER #5$2.25 MAR27,052
7159.34BIRDS OF PREY #44$2.50 DC26,965
7258.45POWERS #22 (MR)$2.95 IMA26,561
7357.82DEADPOOL #68$2.25 MAR26,275
7457.6CABLE #106$2.25 MAR26,175
7556.09MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOT #3 (RES)$2.99 MAR25,488
7655.51WONDER WOMAN #182$2.25 DC25,225
7755.25THING FREAKSHOW #1 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR25,107
7854.78BATGIRL SECRET FILES #1$4.95 DC24,893
7954.06LEGION #9$2.50 DC24,566
8053.5SPIDER-GIRL #48 (Note Price)$2.25 MAR24,311
8153.44JLA DESTINY #1 (Of 4)$5.95 DC24,284
8253MARVEL KNIGHTS VOL 2 #4$2.99 MAR24,084
8352.99YOUNG JUSTICE #46$2.50 DC24,080
8452.88BLADE #4 (MR)$2.99 MAR24,030
8552.54SOJOURN #12$2.95 CRO23,875
8651.37JUST A PILGRIM GARDEN OF EDEN #4 (Of 4)$2.99 BLA23,344
8751.35TITANS #42$2.50 DC23,334
8850.54HOWARD THE DUCK #6 (MR)$2.99 MAR22,966
8950.32JIST W/WALTER SIMONSON CREATING SANDMAN$5.95 DC22,866
9049.97CAPTAIN MARVEL #33$2.50 MAR22,707
9149.95TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #5 (Of 12)$2.95 IMA22,698
9249.52HOOD #2 (MR)$2.99 MAR22,503
9347.95AVENGERS ICONS TIGRA #4$2.99 MAR21,789
9447.94STAR WARS TALES #12*$5.99 DAR21,785
9547.88MUTIES #5$2.50 MAR21,758
9647.84MORLOCKS #3 (Of 4)$2.50 MAR21,739
9747.49HARLEY QUINN #21$2.25 DC 21,580
9846.8OUT THERE #12$2.95 DC21,267
9945.56RUSE #9$2.95 CRO20,703
10044.01PATH #4$2.95 CRO19,999
10143.94STAR WARS #43 RITE OF PASSAGE (2 Of 4)$2.99 DAR19,967
10243.72ROUTE 666 #1$2.95 CRO19,867
10343.05GREEN LANTERN BRIGHTEST DAY BLACKEST NIGHT$5.95 DC19,563
10442.55BLACK PANTHER #45 (Note Price)$2.50 MAR19,336
10542.28BLACK PANTHER #46$2.50 MAR19,213
10642.1LONE WOLF 2100 #2 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR19,131
10742SUPERGIRL #71$2.25 DC19,086
10841.77WARLANDS AGE OF ICE #6$2.95 DRE18,981
10941.71WAY O/T RAT #2$2.95 CRO18,954
11041.63DEADLINE #3 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR18,918
11141.51BATMAN DEATHBLOW AFTER FIRE #3 (Of 3)$5.95 DC18,863
11241.48HELLBLAZER #175 (MR)$2.50 DC18,849
11340.22INFERNO HELLBOUND #4$2.50 IMA18,277
11439.85PROMETHEA #21 (MR)$2.95 DC18,109
11539.36POWER COMPANY #5$2.50 DC17,886
11638.56DOOM PATROL #9$2.50 DC17,522
11738.29SPECTRE #18$2.50 DC17,400
11837.64HIGH ROADS #3 (Of 6)$2.95 DC17,104
11937.41JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #8$1.99 DC17,000
12037.37100 BULLETS #37 (MR)$2.50 DC16,982
12137.27BTVS ANGEL REUNION*$3.50 DAR16,936
12237.21ATHENA INC #2*$2.95 IMA16,909
12337.01TRANSMETROPOLITAN #57 (MR)$2.50 DC16,818
12436.8SCION #25$2.95 CRO16,723
12536.41FABLES #2 (MR)$2.50 DC16,545
12635.05X-MEN EVOLUTION #8$2.25 MAR15,927
12734.6BTVS #46 WITHDRAWAL*$2.99 DAR15,723
12834.5SUICIDE SQUAD #10$2.50 DC15,677
12934.33BASTARD SAMURAI #2 (Of 3)$2.95 IMA15,600
13032.79BANISHED KNIGHTS #4$2.95 DRE14,900
13132.61SAVAGE DRAGON #100 (Note Price)$8.95 IMA14,819
13232.3LADY DEATH DARK ALLIANCE #1$2.99 CHA14,678
13332.21LUCIFER #27 (MR)$2.50 DC14,637
13432.13SIMPSONS COMICS #71$2.50 BON14,601
13532.11UNIVERSE #8 (Note Price)$4.95 IMA14,591
13632.07CRUX #15$2.95 CRO14,573
13731.87CODENAME KNOCKOUT #14 (MR)$2.50 DC14,482
13831.8MYSTIC #25$2.95 CRO14,451
13931.34NEGATION #7$2.95 CRO14,242
14030.98ARIA SUMMER SPELL #2 (Of 2)$2.95 IMA14,078
14130.87SIGIL #25$2.95 CRO14,028
14230.6FIRST #20$2.95 CRO13,905
14330.31LADY DEATH REIMAGINED #1$2.99 CHA13,773
14430.11IMPULSE #87$2.50 DC13,683
14530.03CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #8$3.95 CRO13,646
14629.85MERIDIAN #25$2.95 CRO13,564
14729.82LAB RATS #3$2.50 DC13,551
14827.89HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #12 (MR)$2.50 DC12,674
14927.71STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #51$2.95 ABS12,592
15027.36BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #51$1.99 DC12,433
15126.75TENTH NIGHTWALKER #3 (Of 4)*$2.99 DAR12,156
15226.38LADY DEATH GODDESS RETURNS #2$2.99 CHA11,988
15326.08BLACK SUN #1 (Of 6)$2.95 DC11,851
15425.94HAVEN BROKEN CITY #7 (Of 9)$2.50 DC11,788
15525.68DEADMAN #7$2.50 DC11,670
15625.64VAMPIRELLA #10 REG ED$2.99 HAR11,651
15725.49PURGATORI REIMAGINED #1$2.99 CHA11,583
15824.8VAMPI #20 REG ED$2.99 HAR11,270
15924.34DEFIANCE #3$2.95 IMA11,061
16023.85CHASTITY REIMAGINED #1$2.99 CHA10,838
16123.68ESTABLISHMENT #10$2.50 DC10,761
16223.64AMERICAN CENTURY #16 (MR)$2.50 DC10,742
16321.9PURGATORI GOD KILLER #2$2.99 CHA9,952
16421.18100% #1 (Of 5) (MR)$5.95 DC9,625
16520.92MIDNIGHT MASS #3 (Of 8) (MR)$2.50 DC9,506
16620.75SHI POISONED PARADISE #1 (Of 2)*$3.50 AVA9,429
16720.45RADIX #4$2.95 IMA9,293
16819.88POWERPUFF GIRLS #28$1.99 DC9,034
16919.76INFERNO HELLBOUND #0 (Net)$3.00 IMA8,979
17019.4TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #4$2.95 MIR8,816
17119.37SCI SPY #5 (Of 6) (MR)$2.50 DC8,802
17218.99EVERQUEST TRANFORMATION$5.95 DC8,629
17318.2GREYSHIRT INDIGO SUNSET #6 (Of 6)$3.50 DC8,270
17418.06CRUSADES #16 (MR)$2.50 DC8,207
17517.26USAGI YOJIMBO #58$2.99 DAR7,843
17615.92QUEEN & COUNTRY #9 (MR)$2.95 ONI7,234
17715.79KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #68$2.99 KZR7,175
17815.47SHI ILLUSTRATED WARRIOR #1 (Of 7)$2.99 CRU7,030
17915.38BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #69 BEASTS (4 Of 7) (MR)$2.99 DAR6,989
18014.93DRAGONBALL Z PART 5 #6 (Of 12)$2.95 VIZ6,784
18114.5CEREBUS #279$2.25 AAR6,589
18214.19SCOOBY-DOO #61$1.99 DC6,448
18313.93GIRL GENIUS #6 (RES)$3.95 FOG6,330
18413.14FORT PROPHET O/T UNEXPLAINED #1 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR5,971
18512.9DRAGONBALL PART 5 #1 (Of 7)$2.95 VIZ5,862
18612.48CANNON GOD EXAXXION #8 STAGE 1 (8 Of 8) (MR)$2.99 DAR5,671
18712.43IMAGE INTRODUCES DOG SOLDIERS$2.95 IMA5,648
18812.43RIPLEYS INTO THIN AIR #1 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR5,648
18912.37SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #112$1.99 ARC5,621
19011.59SUPER MANGA BLAST #23 (MR)$5.99 DAR5,267
19111.58RANMA 1/2 PART 11 #4 (Of 11)$2.95 VIZ5,262
19210.7SHI POISONED PARADISE #1/2*$3.95 COM4,862
19310.54SCOOBY DOO SUPER SCAREFEST #1$3.95 DC4,790
19410.08TICK GOLDEN AGE COMIC #2*$4.95 NEW4,581
1959.91MADMAN PICTURE EXHIBITION #3$3.95 AAA4,503
1969.9DEMONSLAYER PATH OF TIME #1*$3.50 AVA4,499
1979.59GOLD DIGGER #33$2.99 ANT4,358
1989.53HOPELESS SAVAGES GROUND ZERO #1 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI4,331
1999.37CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #29$2.99 TKP4,258
2009.09ROBO DOJO #5 (Of 6)$2.95 DC4,131
2018.91GUNDAM WING ENDLESS WALTZ #4 (Of 5)$2.99 TKP4,049
2028.37ARCHIE #524$1.99 ARC3,803
2038.35ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO PART 1 #2 (Of 5)$2.95 VIZ3,794
2048.18KODT ILLUSTRATED #13$2.99 KZR3,717
2057.92INU YASHA PART 6 #14 (Of 15)$2.95 VIZ3,599
2067.7830 DAYS OF NIGHT #1 (Of 3) (MR)$3.99 IDW3,535
2077.66DORK TOWER #19$2.99 DOR3,481
2087.62DEXTERS LABORATORY #30$1.99 DC3,463
2097.6LOONEY TUNES #91$1.99 DC3,454
2107.49METAL HURLANT #1$3.95 HUM3,404
2117.33BETTY & VERONICA #177$1.99 ARC3,331
2127.32HOW TO DRAW MANGA #16$4.95 ANT3,326
2137.31DARKCHYLDE LAST ISSUE SPECIAL PX ALT CVR$3.95 DAR3,322
2147.26BETTY #114$1.99 ARC3,299
2157.02VERONICA #128$1.99 ARC3,190
2166.91INCAL #10 (MR)$2.95 HUM3,140
2176.89BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #55$1.99 ARC3,131
2186.84ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #135$3.29 ARC3,108
2196.73DEMONSLAYER PATH OF TIME #1/2*$3.95 COM3,058
2206.64CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 3 #1 (Of 4) (Note Price)$3.50 VIZ3,017
2216.61NEON GENESIS PART 7 #2 (Of 7)$2.95 VIZ3,004
2226.57SABRINA VOL 2 #34$1.99 ARC2,986
2236.54BASTARD #7 FIGHTER (2 Of 3) (MR)$3.95 VIZ2,972
2246.26BIG O PART 1 #5 (Of 5)$3.50 VIZ2,845
2256.24NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #96$2.99 ANT2,836
2266.19BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #131$2.19 ARC2,813
2276.11PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #68$3.29 ARC2,777
2286.07ARCHIE & FRIENDS #59$1.99 ARC2,758
2295.89SLAYERS SPECIAL #6$2.95 CPM2,677
2305.85NODWICK #15$2.99 DOR2,658
2315.84JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #87$3.29 ARC2,654
2325.51COURTNEY CRUMRIN & NIGHT THINGS #4 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI2,504
2335.35LAUGH DIGEST #176$2.19 ARC2,431
2345.34PALOOKA VILLE #16 (MR)$4.75 DRA2,427
2355.28ALICE IN SEXLAND #4 (A)$3.50 ERO2,399
2365.15ARCHIES WEIRD MYSTERIES #22$1.99 ARC2,340
2375.14JUGHEAD #145$1.99 ARC2,336
2385.03JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #176$2.19 ARC2,286
2395SHOT CALLERZ #2 (Of 4) (MR)$2.95 ONI2,272
2404.94LOUIS RIEL #7$2.95 DRA2,245
2414.92BATTLE POPE WRATH OF GOD #1 (Of 3) (MR)$3.50 FUN2,236
2424.92SMILE VOL 4 #7$4.99 TKP2,236
2434.67WERESLUT #8 (A)$3.50 ERO2,122
2444.58SKINWALKER #2 (Of 4) (MR)$2.95 ONI2,081
2454.4GENUS #54 (A)$3.99 RAD1,999
2464.29EMPTY ZONE CONVERSATIONS W/DEAD #1 (Of 5)$2.95 SIR1,949
2474.22DF MICRONAUTS ALT CVR #1$6.99 DYN1,918
2484.1STRANGEHAVEN #14 (MR)$2.95 ABI1,863
2494.06BATTLE GIRLZ #5$2.99 ANT1,845
2504NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PART 7 COLL ED #2 (Of 7)$2.95 VIZ1,818
2513.97THIEVES & KINGS #39$2.50 IBX1,804
2523.86SKELEBUNNIES #2$2.95 SLA1,754
2533.74TIGERS OF LUFTWAFFE #9$5.95 ANT1,700
2543.72CHARM SCHOOL #5 (MR)$2.95 SLA1,690
2553.71SILENT MOBIUS TURNABOUT #6 (Of 6)$2.95 VIZ1,686
2563.69A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #3 (A)$4.99 ICA1,677
2573.66SAINT TAIL #20$2.99 TKP1,663
2583.62ARSENIC LULLABIES VOL 2 #1$2.50 ASI1,645
2593.61UNCANNY X-MEN WIZARD ACE ED #94$13.99 WIZ1,640
2603.52FUTABAKUN CHANGE VOL 8 #5$2.95 STU1,600
2613.5FURRLOUGH #114$2.99 RAD1,590
2623.41SMALL FAVORS #6 (A)$3.50 ERO1,550
2633.38PANTHEON #12 (Of 12)$2.95 LON1,536
2643.33ORIENT SEXPRESS #2 (A)$3.50 ERO1,513
2653.31SCOOBY DOO SPOOKY SUMMER SPECIAL #1 (O/A)$3.95 DC1,504
2663.29VAGABOND PART 1 #8 (MR)$4.95 VIZ1,495
2673.28ZOIDS #5$5.95 VIZ1,490
2683.15MIRACLE GIRLS #23$2.99 TKP1,431
2693.15MIRACLE GIRLS #22$2.99 TKP1,431
2703.04MEDABOTS PART 2 #1 (Of 4)$2.75 VIZ1,381
2712.93MEDABOTS PART 2 #2 (Of 4)$2.75 VIZ1,331
2722.83OGENKI CLINIC VOL 9 #3 (A)$2.95 STU1,286
2732.79VAMPIRELLA #10 LTD ED*$9.95 HAR1,268
2742.78WARRIOR NUN AREALA #8$2.99 ANT1,263
2752.64XXX LIVENUDEGIRLS #1 (MR)$2.95 PND1,200
2762.59VAMPIRE YUI VOL 4 #5$2.95 STU1,177
2772.58SAVAGE PLANET #2$2.95 AMR1,172
2782.5POKEMON ADVS PART 7 #3 (Of 5)$4.95 VIZ1,136
2792.49PATRICK WOLF BOYS SUPERHERO SP$2.95 BLI1,132
2802.48STEVE GRANTS MY FLESH IS COOL PREVIEW (MR)$1.99 AVA1,127
2812.39ANUBIS DARK DESIRES #1 (A)$3.99 RAD1,086
2822.39KATMANDU #26 (RES) (MR)$4.99 SHA1,086
2832.35DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #3$2.95 DIG1,068
2842.34UNUSUAL U #1$2.99 RAD1,063
2852.33WARHAMMER MONTHLY #56$3.50 GAM1,059
2862.25SPECWAR #2 (MR)$3.25 PET1,022
2872.19LIBERTY MEADOWS #3 FINAL PTG (O/A)$2.95 INS995
2882.18FRED THE CLOWN #3$2.95 HFP991
2892.18ODDBALLZ #2$2.95 NBM991
2902.17LIBERTY MEADOWS #4 FINAL PTG (O/A)$2.95 INS986
2912.16MEAT CAKE #12 (MR)$3.95 FAN982
2922.13ELVIRA #110$2.50 CLA968
2932.1SHI POISONED PARADISE PLATINUM CVR INCENTIVE #1 (Of 2) (Net)$3.75 AVA954
2942.09GENERIC COMIC BOOK #8$1.95 CMC950
2952.09LIBERTY MEADOWS WEDDING ALBUM CURR PTG (O/A)$2.95 INS950
2962.08NETHER AGE OF MAGA #1 (MR)$3.95 MAE945
2972.06HORSEMEN #2 (Of 3) (MR)$2.95 GRI936
2982.04LETHARGIC LAD JUMBO SIZED ANNUAL #1$3.99 DOR927
2992.03DEMIS STRANGE BEDFELLOWS #2 (A)$5.95 HIP922
3002.01LADY DEATH DARK ALLIANCE PREMIUM ED #1$9.99

CHA

913

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 June 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 an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in May, see 'Spider-Man, Batman Up in May.'

 

For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see 'May Comic and Graphic Novel Orders Continue Sharp Increases.'

 

For a list of the top comics in May, see 'Top 300 Comics -- May.'

 

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

 
 
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