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Top 300 Comics--July 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 06/26/2002 12:00am

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

For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'July Comic & Graphic Novel Orders Up 5% Over 2001.'

For the top 50 graphic novels in July, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels -- July.'

 
QtyRank  GuideDescription  PricePub  Est.Qty
1258.25TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #1$2.95 DRE 135,930
2239.62TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE #4$2.95 DRE 126,124
3208.6BATTLE O/T PLANETS #1$2.95 IMA 109,797
4205.66GEN 13 #0$0.13 DC 108,249
5194.54ULTIMATES #7$2.25 MAR 102,396
6193.04SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT EVIL MEN DO #2$2.99 MAR 101,607
7188.05AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #43$2.25 MAR  98,980
8187.74NEW X-MEN #129$2.25 MAR  98,817
9176.55ULTIMATE X-MEN #20$2.25 MAR  92,927
10175.66ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #24$2.25 MAR  92,459
11165.43UNCANNY X-MEN #408$2.25 MAR  87,074
12165.18UNCANNY X-MEN #409$2.25 MAR  86,942
13133.56SPIDER-MAN BLUE #3 (Of 6)$3.50 MAR  70,299
14129.35WOLVERINE #179$2.25 MAR  68,083
15127.3GREEN ARROW #15 (RES)$2.50 DC  67,004
16125.23X-TREME X-MEN #15$2.99 MAR  65,915
17124.8X-TREME X-MEN #16$2.99 MAR  65,688
18124.69CAPTAIN AMERICA #4$2.99 MAR  65,631
19123.45GI JOE #8$2.95 IMA  64,978
20113.95JLA #68$2.25 DC  59,978
21110.2SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #46$2.25 MAR  58,004
22100BATMAN #605 (Note Price)$2.95 DC  52,635
2398.41AVENGERS #56$2.25 MAR  51,798
2496.82LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL II #1$3.50 DC  50,961
2595.08DAREDEVIL #35$2.99 MAR  50,045
2692.45DETECTIVE COMICS #772$2.50 DC  48,661
2791.34INCREDIBLE HULK #43$2.25 MAR  48,077
2889.87X-STATIX #1$2.99 MAR  47,303
2985.79PUNISHER #14$2.99 MAR  45,156
3081.17JSA #38$2.50 DC  42,724
3181.05FANTASTIC FOUR #58$2.25 MAR  42,661
3280.68BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #31$2.50 DC  42,466
3377.87SPAWN #124$2.50 IMA  40,987
3474.51HAWKMAN #5$2.50 DC  39,218
3574.01EXILES #15$2.25 MAR  38,955
3672.44SUPERMAN #184$2.25 DC  38,129
3771.27GREEN LANTERN #152$2.25 DC  37,513
3871.09AGENT X #1$2.99 MAR  37,418
3971.02X-MEN UNLIMITED #37$3.50 MAR  37,381
4070.46THOR #51$2.25 MAR  37,087
4169.34SOLDIER X #1$2.99 MAR  36,497
4268.38IRON MAN #57$2.25 MAR  35,992
4367.58PARADISE X #4$2.99 MAR  35,571
4466.77BATGIRL #30$2.50 DC  35,144
4566.33KISS #1 (Of 3)*$2.99 DAR  34,913
4666.08SPIDER-MAN QUALITY OF LIFE #3$2.99 MAR  34,781
4766NIGHTWING #71$2.25 DC  34,739
4865.88ACTION COMICS #793$2.25 DC  34,676
4965.11ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #606$2.25 DC  34,271
5064.81SPIDER-MAN GET KRAVEN #2$2.25 MAR  34,113
5163.23SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #128$2.25 DC  33,281
5262.89CALL OF DUTY PRECINCT #1$2.25 MAR  33,102
5361.97INFINITY ABYSS #3 (Of 6)$2.99 MAR  32,618
5461.24INFINITY ABYSS #4 (Of 6)$2.99 MAR  32,234
5560.13X-FACTOR #3$2.50 MAR  31,649
5659.94SABERTOOTH MARY SHELLEY OVERDRIVE #2$2.99 MAR  31,549
5759.76ELEKTRA #12$2.99 MAR  31,455
5857.4ALIAS #11 (MR)$2.99 MAR  30,212
5957.31ALIAS #12 (MR)$2.99 MAR  30,165
6057.26CALL OF DUTY BROTHERHOOD #2$2.25 MAR  30,139
6156.91CAGE #5 (MR)$2.99 MAR  29,955
6256.41FLASH #188 (Note Price)$2.95 DC  29,691
6354.93CATWOMAN #9$2.50 DC  28,912
6453.47STAR WARS INFINITIES EMPIRE STRIKES BACK #1$2.99 DAR  28,144
6553.45THUNDERBOLTS #67$2.25 MAR  28,133
6653.24THUNDERBOLTS #68$2.25 MAR  28,023
6753.1PRO (MR)$5.95 IMA  27,949
6852.67STORMWATCH ACHILLES #1 (MR)$2.95 DC  27,723
6952.6BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #157$2.25 DC  27,686
7051.27ROBIN #104$2.25 DC  26,986
7151.06POWERS #23 (MR)$2.95 IMA  26,875
7251.03SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #16$2.99 MAR  26,860
7351.01BIRDS OF PREY #45$2.50 DC  26,849
7450.97DEADPOOL #69$2.25 MAR  26,828
7550.92TOMB RAIDER #23 (Note Price)$2.99 IMA  26,802
7650.85CABLE #107$2.25 MAR  26,765
7750.35ORDER #6$2.25 MAR  26,502
7849.75BATTLE O/T PLANETS ROSS HOLOFOIL CVR #1$5.95 IMA  26,186
7949.46JIST W/JOHN CASSADAY CREATING CRISIS$5.95 DC  26,033
8048.88FILTH #2 (Of 13) (MR)$2.95 DC  25,728
8148.73MARVEL MANGAVERSE #4$2.25 MAR  25,649
8247.97WITCHBLADE #57$2.50 IMA  25,249
8347.21SPIDER-GIRL #49$2.25 MAR  24,849
8447.17WONDER WOMAN #183$2.25 DC  24,828
8547.07LEGION #10$2.50 DC  24,775
8646.61STAR WARS JANGO FETT OPEN SEASONS #3$2.99 DAR  24,533
8745.79YOUNG JUSTICE #47$2.50 DC  24,102
8845.74SOJOURN #13$2.95 CRO  24,075
8945.74HELLBOY THIRD WISH #1$2.99 DAR  24,075
9045.54APACHE SKIES #1 (MR)$2.99 MAR  23,970
9143.23CAPTAIN MARVEL #34$2.50 MAR  22,754
9243.03TITANS #43$2.50 DC  22,649
9342.97JLA DESTINY #2 (Of 4)$5.95 DC  22,617
9442.86MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOT #4 (RES)$2.99 MAR  22,559
9542.82SUPERMAN ALIENS II GODWAR #2$2.99 DAR  22,538
9642.66MARVEL KNIGHTS VOL 2 #5$2.99 MAR  22,454
9742.55THING FREAKSHOW #2$2.99 MAR  22,396
9840.73BLADE #5 (MR)$2.99 MAR  21,438
9940HARLEY QUINN #22$2.25 DC  21,054
10039.18HOOD #3 (MR)$2.99 MAR  20,622
10138.32ELEKTRA GLIMPSE & ECHO #1$3.50 MAR  20,170
10237.91STAR WARS #44 RITE OF PASSAGE$2.99 DAR  19,954
10337.42BEAUTIFUL KILLER #1$2.99 WIZ  19,696
10437.11MUTIES #6$2.50 MAR  19,533
10536.66MORLOCKS #4$2.50 MAR  19,296
10636.45BLACK PANTHER #47$2.50 MAR  19,185
10736.35LONE WOLF 2100 #3$2.99 DAR  19,133
10836.33SUPERGIRL #72$2.25 DC  19,122
10936.1HELLBLAZER #176 (MR)$2.50 DC  19,001
11036.02WAY O/T RAT #3$2.95 CRO  18,959
11135.85WARLANDS AGE OF ICE #7$2.95 DRE  18,870
11234.54FABLES #3 (MR)$2.50 DC  18,180
11333.51POWER COMPANY #6$2.50 DC  17,638
11433.41DEADLINE #4$2.99 MAR  17,585
11533.21100 BULLETS #38 (MR)$2.50 DC  17,480
11633.07SPECTRE #19$2.50 DC  17,406
11732.63ROUTE 666 #2$2.95 CRO  17,175
11832.28DOOM PATROL #10$2.50 DC  16,991
11931.96JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #9$1.99 DC  16,822
12031.8TRANSMETROPOLITAN #58 (MR)$2.50 DC  16,738
12131.28SCION #26$2.95 CRO  16,464
12231.1BTVS WILLOW & TARA WILDERNESS #1 (Of 2)*$2.99 DAR  16,369
12330.96HIGH ROADS #4 (Of 6)$2.95 DC  16,296
12430.9BTVS #47 HELLMOUTH TO MOUTH (1 Of 4)*$2.99 DAR  16,264
12529.98AUTOMATIC KAFKA #1 (MR)$2.95 DC  15,780
12629.48FLASH TIME FLIES$5.95 DC  15,517
12729.39HIP FLASK UNNATURAL SELECTION$2.99 ACT  15,469
12828.96X-MEN EVOLUTION #9$2.25 MAR  15,243
12928.77AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #92$2.50 DC  15,143
13028.74SHIDIMA #5$2.95 DRE  15,127
13128.14SUICIDE SQUAD #11$2.50 DC  14,811
13227.37CRUX #16$2.95 CRO  14,406
13327.25SIMPSONS COMICS #72$2.50 BON  14,343
13427.12Y LAST MAN #1 (MR)$2.95 DC  14,275
13527.1LUCIFER #28 (MR)$2.50 DC  14,264
13627.09BONE #49$2.95 CAR  14,259
13726.74MYSTIC #26$2.95 CRO  14,075
13826.59NEGATION #8$2.95 CRO  13,996
13926.2SIGIL #26$2.95 CRO  13,790
14025.81IMPULSE #88$2.50 DC  13,585
14125.79FIRST #21$2.95 CRO  13,575
14224.49LADY DEATH DARK ALLIANCE #2$2.99 CHA  12,890
14323.79MUTANT EARTH #2 (Of 4)*$2.95 IMA  12,522
14423.77HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #13 (MR)$2.50 DC  12,511
14523.42STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #52$2.95 ABS  12,327
14623.39SAVAGE DRAGON #101$2.95 IMA  12,311
14723.36BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #52$1.99 DC  12,296
14823.19CODENAME KNOCKOUT #15 (MR)$2.50 DC  12,206
14923.15LAB RATS #4$2.50 DC  12,185
15022.92TENTH NIGHTWALKER #4 (Of 4)*$2.99 DAR  12,064
15122.78SHAZAM FAMILY ANNUAL #1$5.95 DC  11,990
15222.68LEAVE IT TO CHANCE #13$4.95 IMA  11,938
15322.19POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE COMIC$2.95 DC  11,680
15421.9DARKMINDS MACROPOLIS #4$2.95 DRE  11,527
15521.28DEADMAN #8$2.50 DC  11,201
15621.19VAMPIRELLA #11 REG ED$2.99 HAR  11,153
15720.97HAVEN BROKEN CITY #8$2.50 DC  11,038
15820.96VAMPI #21 REG ED$2.99 HAR  11,032
15920.79VERTIGO POP TOKYO #1 (Of 4) (MR)$2.95 DC  10,943
16020.16SAMURAI JACK SPECIAL #1$3.95 DC  10,611
16119.84AMERICAN CENTURY #17 (MR)$2.50 DC  10,443
16219.49ESTABLISHMENT #11$2.50 DC  10,259
16319.28CAT W/REALLY BIG HEAD$2.95 SLA  10,148
16418.32GUARDIAN ANGEL #2 (Of 4)$2.95 IMA   9,643
16518.16TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #15$2.95 BRO   9,559
16617.89STATIC X #1$5.99 CHA   9,416
16717.84MIDNIGHT MASS #4 (Of 8) (MR)$2.50 DC   9,390
16816.72FUSED #3$2.95 IMA   8,801
16916.61100% #2 (Of 5) (MR)$5.95 DC   8,743
17016.29SHI POISONED PARADISE #2 (Of 2)*$3.50 AVA   8,574
17116.27SCI SPY #6 (Of 6) (MR)$2.50 DC   8,564
17216.22SUPERPATRIOT AMERICAS FIGHTING FORCE #1$2.95 IMA   8,537
17315.9NOBLE CAUSES #4*$2.95 IMA   8,369
17415.49OH MY GODDESS! PART XII #1 LEARNING TO LOVE$3.50 DAR   8,153
17515.44CRUSADES #17 (MR)$2.50 DC   8,127
17615.2310TH MUSE VOL 2 #1*$3.50 AVA   8,016
17715.19HEROBEAR & DECOY FIELD TRIP #1$2.95 PEN   7,995
17814.84USAGI YOJIMBO #59$2.99 DAR   7,811
17913.94KEN LASHLEYS LEGENDS #1$2.95 DJE   7,337
18013.9KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #69$2.99 KZR   7,316
18113.63QUEEN & COUNTRY #10 (MR)$2.95 ONI   7,174
18213.11BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #70 BEASTS (MR)$2.99 DAR   6,900
18313.04STRAY BULLETS #27 (MR)$3.50 EL   6,864
18412.81SCOOBY-DOO #62$1.99 DC   6,743
18512.66DRAGONBALL Z PART 5 #7$2.95 VIZ   6,664
18612.47CEREBUS #280$2.25 AAR   6,564
18712.41ONI PRESS COLOR SP 2002$5.95 ONI   6,532
18812GIRL GENIUS #7 (RES)$3.95 STF   6,316
18912SPACEMAN ONE-SHOT$2.95 ONI   6,316
19011.69ALONE IN DARK ONE-SHOT SPECIAL$4.95 IMA   6,153
19111.23DUNGEONS & DRAGONS BLACK & WHITE #1$2.99 KZR   5,911
19211.19SHI ILLUSTRATED WARRIOR #2 (Of 7)$2.99 CRU   5,890
19310.95SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #113$1.99 ARC   5,764
19410.86DRAGONBALL PART 5 #2 (Of 7)$2.95 VIZ   5,716
19510.69DWELLING #1 (MR)$4.99 CHA   5,627
1969.82SUPER MANGA BLAST #24 (MR)$5.99 DAR   5,169
1979.76RANMA 1/2 PART 11 #5$2.95 VIZ   5,137
1989.56TERRY MOORES PARADISE TOO #8$2.95 ABS   5,032
1999.53TERRY MOORES PARADISE TOO #9$2.95 ABS   5,016
2009.46POISON ELVES #72 (MR)$2.95 SIR   4,979
2019.26CREED UTOPIATE #4 (Of 4)$2.95 IMA   4,874
2028.98FORT! PROPHET O/T UNEXPLAINED #2$2.99 DAR   4,727
2038.65BLACK TIDE VOL 2 #1*$3.50 AVA   4,553
2048.31MADMAN PICTURE EXHIBITION #4$3.95 AAA   4,374
2058.29GUNDAM WING G UNIT #1 (Of 12)$2.99 TKP   4,363
2068.12GOLD DIGGER #34$2.99 ANT   4,274
2077.77CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #30$2.99 TKP   4,090
2087.72ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO PART 1 #3$2.95 VIZ   4,063
2097.69KODT EVERKNIGHTS #1$2.99 KZR   4,048
2107.6EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS$6.95 DC   4,000
2117.38ROBO DOJO #6 (Of 6)$2.95 DC   3,884
2127.37MAXIMUM FORCE SPECIAL #1 (MR)$2.99 ATO   3,879
2137.24CASTLE WAITING #15$2.95 OLI   3,811
2147.2STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD #1 (Of 6) (MR)$3.50 AVA   3,790
2157.15HOPELESS SAVAGES GROUND ZERO #2 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI   3,763
2167.02DFE BATTLE O/T PLANETS ALT CVR #1$6.99 DYN   3,695
2176.87GLOOM COOKIE #13 (MR)$2.95 SLA   3,616
2186.81LOONEY TUNES #92$1.99 DC   3,584
2196.72INU YASHA PART 6 #15 (Of 15)$2.95 VIZ   3,537
2206.56ARCHIE #526$1.99 ARC   3,453
2216.29ARCHIE #525$1.99 ARC   3,311
2226.16HOW TO DRAW MANGA #17$4.95 ANT   3,242
2236.09BETTY & VERONICA #178$1.99 ARC   3,205
2245.93CAVEWOMAN HE SAID SHE SAID ONE-SHOT$3.50 AMR   3,121
2255.87BONEYARD #7$2.95 NBM   3,090
2265.85BETTY #115$1.99 ARC   3,079
2275.84BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #108$3.29 ARC   3,074
2285.75VERONICA #129$1.99 ARC   3,027
2295.65ARCHIE & FRIENDS #60$1.99 ARC   2,974
2305.49CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 3 #2 (Of 4)$3.50 VIZ   2,890
2315.47VERONICA #130$1.99 ARC   2,879
2325.45BASTARD #8 FIGHTER (3 Of 3) (MR)$3.95 VIZ   2,869
2335.43NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PART 7 #3 (Of 7)$2.95 VIZ   2,858
2345.43ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #136$3.29 ARC   2,858
2355.35NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #97$2.99 ANT   2,816
2365.26SABRINA VOL 2 #35$1.99 ARC   2,769
2375.24MARC HEMPELS NAKED BRAIN #1 (Of 3)$2.95 INS   2,758
2385.23SIDEKICKS SUBSTITUTE ONE-SHOT$2.95 ONI   2,753
2395.15HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY #9 (A)$3.50 ERO   2,711
2405.12CARTOON CARTOONS #12$1.99 DC   2,695
2415.04NODWICK #16$2.99 DOR   2,653
2424.93BIG O PART 2 #1 (Of 4)$3.50 VIZ   2,595
2434.86PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #69$3.29 ARC   2,558
2444.85ARCHIE DIGEST #191$2.19 ARC   2,553
2454.83DUNGEON #1$2.95 NBM   2,542
2464.49JUGHEAD #146$1.99 ARC   2,363
2474.43WEASEL #5 (MR)$4.95 FAN   2,332
2484.38SECT #1 (Of 12) (MR)$2.95 POW   2,305
2494.38ARCHIES WEIRD MYSTERIES #23$1.99 ARC   2,305
2504.28BATMAN/GREEN ARROW POISON TOMORROW$5.95 DC   2,253
2514.28MUTANT TEXAS TALES OF SHERIFF IDA RED #2$2.95 ONI   2,253
2524.22SNAPDRAGONS #1$2.99 DOR   2,221
2534.15LAUGH DIGEST #177$2.19 ARC   2,184
2544S&M UNIVERSITY #6 (Of 6) (A)$3.50 ERO   2,105
2553.95ZENDRA VOL 2 #1 WINDMILLS O/T WORLD (Of 6)$2.95 PEN   2,079
2563.95JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #177$2.19 ARC   2,079
2573.85HOW TO COLOR COMICS GD ADVANCED CONCEPTS$4.95 ANT   2,026
2583.83MILK #30 (A)$2.99 RAD   2,016
2593.66AMELIA RULES #7$2.95 REN   1,926
2603.61DECOY #1 STORM O/T CENTURY (Of 4)$2.95 PEN   1,900
2613.54NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PART 7 COLL ED #3$2.95 VIZ   1,863
2623.47BATTLE GIRLZ #6$2.99 ANT   1,826
2633.36FURRY NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #1 (Of 2)$4.99 SHA   1,769
2643.33HALO & SPROCKET #2$2.95 SLA   1,753
2653.24SILENT MOBIUS PART 11 BLOOD #1 (Of 5)$2.95 VIZ   1,705
2663.16MY MONKEYS NAME IS JENNIFER #3$2.95 SLA   1,663
2673.14TIGERS OF LUFTWAFFE #10$5.95 ANT   1,653
2683.1BITCH IN HEAT #15 (A)$3.50 ERO   1,632
2693.08LORI LOVECRAFT #1 (MR)$3.00 AVP   1,621
2703.07FUTABAKUN CHANGE VOL 8 #6$2.95 STU   1,616
2713.02POP GUN WAR #4$2.50 ABS   1,590
2722.97BLOWJOB #3 (A)$3.50 ERO   1,563
2732.9FURRLOUGH #115$2.99 RAD   1,526
2742.87VAGABOND PART 1 #9 (MR)$4.95 VIZ   1,511
2752.83PAPER MUSEUM VOL 1 #1$2.95 JUN   1,490
2762.7STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD WRPRND CVR #1$3.95 AVA   1,421
2772.64NAUGHTY BITS #36 (MR)$2.95 FAN   1,390
2782.63WARRIOR NUN AREALA #9$2.99 ANT   1,384
2792.61LOST BOOK OF FAERIE MAGIC VOL 1$2.95 SIR   1,374
2802.49FINDER #27$2.95 LIG   1,311
2812.48OGENKI CLINIC VOL 9 #4 (A)$2.95 STU   1,305
2822.46ZOIDS #6$5.95 VIZ   1,295
2832.45BANZAI GIRL LTD ED PREVIEW BOOK$5.00 SIR   1,290
2842.43PARADIGM #3$3.00 TIG   1,279
2852.35YOU & ME VOL 1 #1$2.95 STU   1,237
2862.33SANDWALK ADVENTURES #4$2.95 ACT   1,226
2872.33SIMPSONS COMICS #50 (STAR12773)$5.95 BON   1,226
2882.31PRIVATE BEACH #6$2.95 SLA   1,216
2892.29EDEN VOL 1 #1 (A)$3.50 STU   1,205
2902.29SHIVER IN DARK #1$2.50 SIN   1,205
2912.24BARCHETTA VOL 1 #1 (MR)$2.95 CUR   1,179
2922.24TREASURE CHESTS #8 (A)$3.50 ERO   1,179
2932.23RETRO BLAST #1$2.95 AMR   1,174
2942.23TIDALWAVE AT AVATAR SAMPLER$0.99 AVA   1,174
2952.19VAMPIRE YUI VOL 4 #6$2.95 STU   1,153
2962.13KEN LASHLEYS LEGENDS #1 PX CVR$4.95 DRA   1,121
2972.07DOJIN 2061 CAMMY VS LEONA (A)$4.95 MMG   1,090
2982.07KATMANDU #27 (RES) (MR)$4.99 SHA   1,090
2992.06HIT THE BEACH 2002$3.99 RAD   1,084
3002.05PSI VOL 1 #1 (MR)$2.95 CUR   1,079
 

 

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 July 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 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.'
For the top 50 graphic novels in June, see 'Top 50 Graphic Novels -- June 2002.'

 
Rolling for Initiative--How to Sell Me Your Game (or Your Comic or Anything Else)
Column by Scott Thorne
This week, Thorne describes the process of selling a game (or other product) to a retailer.