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 300 comics in June, see 'Top 300 Comics -- June 2002.'
|QtyRank|| Guide||Description|| Price||Pub||Est.Qty|
|1||28.45||LONE WOLF & CUB VOL 23 TEARS OF ICE TP (MR)||$9.95 ||DAR||12,928|
|2||26.06||WITCHBLADE OBAKEMONO||$9.95 ||IMA||11,842|
|3||19.72||TWISTED TOYFARE THEATRE VOL 2 TP||$9.99 ||WIZ||8,961|
|4||18.04||WONDER WOMAN HIKETEIA HC||$24.95 ||DC||8,198|
|5||10.27||100 BULLETS VOL 4 FOREGONE TOMORROW TP (MR)||$17.95 ||DC||4,667|
|6||10.08||ESSENTIAL TOMB OF DRACULA TP||$14.99 ||MAR||4,581|
|7||9.87||GI JOE VOL 1 REINSTATED TP||$14.95 ||IMA||4,485|
|8||9.57||ASTRO BOY VOL 5 TP||$9.95 ||DAR||4,349|
|9||9.24||NEW X-MEN VOL 2 TP IMPERIAL||$19.99 ||MAR||4,199|
|10||8.89||FORGE #3||$9.95 ||CRO||4,040|
|11||8.86||INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 1 TP RETURN O/T MONSTER||$12.99 ||MAR||4,026|
|12||8.83||TRANSFORMERS VOL 4 GN MATRIX QUEST||$19.99 ||TIT||4,013|
|13||8.77||EDGE #3||$9.95 ||CRO||3,985|
|14||8.52||JSA DARKNESS FALLS TP (RES)||$19.95 ||DC||3,872|
|15||8.33||SOJOURN VOL 1 TP||$19.95 ||CRO||3,785|
|16||7.14||RESIDENT EVIL CODENAME VERONICA VOL 1 TP||$14.95 ||DC||3,245|
|17||6.95||JONNY DOUBLE TP (MR)||$12.95 ||DC||3,158|
|18||6.95||DAREDEVIL WAKE UP TP||$9.99 ||MAR||3,158|
|19||6.92||CLASSIC STAR WARS LONG TIME AGO VOL 2 TP||$29.95 ||DAR||3,145|
|20||6.75||COWBOY BEBOP VOL 2 GN||$9.99 ||TKP||3,067|
|21||6.64||TANK GIRL VOL 2 GN (MR)||$16.99 ||TIT||3,017|
|22||6.35||ENEMY ACE ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC||$49.95 ||DC||2,886|
|23||6.27||PHANTOM VOL 2 GN SINGH WEB||$6.95 ||MNS||2,849|
|24||6.23||STAR WARS HUNT FOR AURRA SING TP||$12.95 ||DAR||2,831|
|25||5.96||GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL 4 HC||$49.95 ||DC||2,708|
|26||5.94||EXILES VOL 2 TP A WORLD APART||$14.99 ||MAR||2,699|
|27||5.74||JIST CREATING DC UNIVERSE BOOK ONE TP||$19.95 ||DC||2,608|
|28||5.62||WOLVERINE DEADPOOL WEAPON X TP||$21.99 ||MAR||2,554|
|29||5.55||ALIAS HC (MR)||$29.95 ||MAR||2,522|
|30||5.42||X-MEN VISIONARIES JIM LEE TP||$21.99 ||MAR||2,463|
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 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.'
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.'