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Top 300 Comics--August 2002

Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 07/25/2002 12:00am

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in August, see 'Retro Influence Grows on Top Comic Sellers.'

For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'Comic Orders Awesome in August.'

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

 

    QtyRank GuideDescription  PricePub Est.Qty
11595FANTASTIC FOUR #60$0.09 MAR705,109
2277.8TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE #5$2.95 DRE122,829
3254.6ULTIMATES #8$2.25 MAR112,570
4247.7TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #2$2.95 DRE109,532
5229.7THUNDERCATS RECLAIMING THUNDERA #1 (Of 5)$2.95 DC101,551
6226.3AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #44$2.25 MAR100,070
7224.1SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT EVIL THAT MEN DO #3 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR99,110
8223.5NEW X-MEN #131$2.25 MAR98,805
9223.4NEW X-MEN #130$2.25 MAR98,796
10218.8THUNDERCATS #0$2.50 DC96,745
11218ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #25$2.25 MAR96,382
12210.8ULTIMATE X-MEN #21$2.25 MAR93,216
13196.8UNCANNY X-MEN #410$2.25 MAR87,008
14196.5UNCANNY X-MEN #411$2.25 MAR86,875
15162.8BATTLE O/T PLANETS #2$2.99 IMA71,982
16159SPIDER-MAN BLUE #4 (Of 6)$3.50 MAR70,293
17153.5WOLVERINE #180$2.25 MAR67,892
18146.9X-TREME X-MEN #17$2.99 MAR64,961
19146.3CAPTAIN AMERICA #5$2.99 MAR64,695
20146.1GI JOE #9$2.95 IMA64,602
21141.5JLA #69$2.25 DC62,577
22140.6SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #47$2.25 MAR62,157
23139.5SPIDER-MAN DAREDEVIL #1$2.99 MAR61,680
24139.2JLA #70$2.25 DC61,556
25135.6GREEN ARROW #16$2.50 DC59,946
26126.5AVENGERS #57$2.25 MAR55,931
27113.6DAREDEVIL #36$2.99 MAR50,210
28111.2INCREDIBLE HULK #44$2.25 MAR49,184
29106.8LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL II #2 (Of 6)$3.50 DC47,203
30100.6PUNISHER #15$2.99 MAR44,501
31100BATMAN #606$2.25 DC44,218
3298.1FANTASTIC FOUR #59$2.25 MAR43,378
3397.83CALL OF DUTY WAGON #1$2.25 MAR43,258
3497.3JSA #39$2.50 DC43,024
3595.97DETECTIVE COMICS #773$2.75 DC42,436
3694.71RISING STARS #21 (Of 24)$2.99 IMA41,879
3793.29SPAWN #125$2.50 IMA41,251
3893.04X-STATIX #2$2.25 MAR41,140
3990.86CALL OF DUTY BROTHERHOOD #3 (Of 6)$2.25 MAR40,176
4090.06CALL OF DUTY PRECINCT #2 (Of 6)$2.25 MAR39,823
4188.5EXILES #16$2.25 MAR39,133
4287.74WEAPON X WILD CHILD #1$2.25 MAR38,797
4387.61WEAPON X AGENT ZERO #1$2.25 MAR38,739
4485.86WEAPON X MARROW #1$2.25 MAR37,966
4585.63GREEN LANTERN #153$2.25 DC37,864
4685.3WEAPON X KANE #1$2.25 MAR37,718
4785.19WEAPON X SAURON #1$2.25 MAR37,669
4884.1HAWKMAN #6$2.50 DC37,187
4983.5THOR #52$2.25 MAR36,922
5083THOR #53$2.25 MAR36,701
5182.91SUPERMAN #185$2.25 DC36,661
5281.53IRON MAN #58$2.25 MAR36,051
5380.39MICRONAUTS #2$2.95 IMA35,547
5479.48BATGIRL #31$2.50 DC35,144
5578.17BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #32$2.75 DC34,565
5677.7PARADISE X #5$2.99 MAR34,357
5775.58NIGHTWING #72$2.25 DC33,420
5873.84ACTION COMICS #794$2.25 DC32,651
5973.57AGENT X #2$2.25 MAR32,531
6073.15INFINITY ABYSS #5 (Of 6)$2.99 MAR32,345
6172.82INFINITY ABYSS #6 (Of 6) (Note Price)$3.50 MAR32,200
6272.59ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #607$2.25 DC32,098
6371.52AUTHORITY KEV (MR)$4.95 DC31,625
6471.51SPIDER-MAN QUALITY OF LIFE #4 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR31,620
6569.91SPIDER-MAN GET KRAVEN #3 (Of 5)$2.25 MAR30,913
6669.8SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #129$2.25 DC30,864
6769.34SOLDIER X #2$2.25 MAR30,661
6868.45GI JOE BATTLE FILES #3 (Of 3)$5.95 IMA30,267
6968.38ELEKTRA #13$2.99 MAR30,236
7067.38X-MEN ICONS CHAMBER #1$2.99 MAR29,794
7167.17X-FACTOR #4$2.50 MAR29,701
7266.92FLASH #189$2.25 DC29,591
7366.82ALIAS #13 (MR)$2.99 MAR29,546
7465.36KISS #2 (Of 3)*$2.99 DAR28,901
7564.47SABRETOOTH MARY SHELLEY OVERDRIVE #3 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR28,507
7663.53THUNDERBOLTS #70$2.25 MAR28,092
7763.48THUNDERBOLTS #69$2.25 MAR28,070
7863.18CATWOMAN #10$2.50 DC27,937
7963.17BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #158$2.50 DC27,933
8061.04SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #17$2.99 MAR26,991
8160.76BIRDS OF PREY #46$2.50 DC26,867
8260.66AVENGERS ICONS VISION #1$2.99 MAR26,823
8360.03POWERS #24 (MR)$2.95 IMA26,544
8459.98FILTH #3 (Of 13) (MR)$2.95 DC26,522
8559.75SPIDER-GIRL #50 (Note Price)$3.50 MAR26,420
8659.29STAR WARS INFINITIES EMPIRE STRIKES BACK #2 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR26,217
8759.14WITCHBLADE #58$2.50 IMA26,151
8858.82ROBIN #105$2.25 DC26,009
8956.51LEGION #11$2.50 DC24,988
9056.18WONDER WOMAN #184$2.25 DC24,842
9155.74X-MEN EVOLUTION #10$2.25 MAR24,647
9254.57SOJOURN #14$2.95 CRO24,130
9353.54YOUNG JUSTICE #48$2.75 DC23,674
9452.43GOTHAM GIRLS #1 (Of 5)$2.25 DC23,183
9552.21HELLBOY THIRD WISH #2 (Of 2)$2.99 DAR23,086
9652.1HAWKMAN SECRET FILES #1$4.95 DC23,038
9752.07CAPTAIN MARVEL #35$2.50 MAR23,024
9851.68MARVEL MANGAVERSE #5$2.25 MAR22,852
9950.83TITANS #44$2.75 DC22,476
10050.04WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #1 (MR)$2.95 DC22,127
10149.08MARVEL KNIGHTS VOL 2 #6$2.99 MAR21,702
10248.57LIBERTY MEADOWS #27$2.95 IMA21,477
10348.54STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #2 (MR)$2.95 DC21,463
10448.4TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #6 (Of 12) (Note Price)$2.99 IMA21,402
10548.26THING FREAKSHOW #3 (Of 4)$2.99 MAR21,340
10646.42JLA DESTINY #3 (Of 4)$5.95 DC20,526
10746.06RUSE #10$2.95 CRO20,367
10845.67HARLEY QUINN #23$2.50 DC20,194
10945.43APACHE SKIES #2 (MR)$2.99 MAR20,088
11045.38OUT THERE #13$2.95 DC20,066
11145.21STAR WARS #45 RITE OF PASSAGE (4 Of 4)$2.99 DAR19,991
11244.59LONE WOLF 2100 #4 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR19,717
11344.5BLADE #6 (MR)$2.99 MAR19,677
11444.09BLACK PANTHER #48$2.50 MAR19,496
11543.92GREEN LANTERN EVILS MIGHT #1 (Of 3)$5.95 DC19,421
11643.8PATH #5$2.95 CRO19,367
11743.77TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES #4 (RES)$2.95 DC19,354
11843.41WAY O/T RAT #4$2.95 CRO19,195
11942.88HOOD #4 (MR)$2.99 MAR18,961
12042.87HELLBLAZER #175 (RES) (MR)$2.50 DC18,956
12142.8SUPERGIRL #73$2.50 DC18,925
12242.3HELLBLAZER #176 (RES) (MR)$2.75 DC18,704
12342.18JLA ISLAND OF DR MOREAU$6.95 DC18,651
12441.88BATMAN/DEATHBLOW AFTER FIRE #3 (Of 3) (RES)$5.95 DC18,518
12541.79FABLES #4 (MR)$2.50 DC18,479
12641.68WARLANDS AGE OF ICE #8$2.95 DRE18,430
12740.82PROMETHEA #22$2.95 DC18,050
12839.67FUTURAMA SIMPSONS SP CROSSOVER CRISIS #1 (Of 2)$2.50 BON17,541
12939.46FATE O/T BLADE #1 (MR)$2.95 DRE17,448
13039.38ELEKTRA GLIMPSE & ECHO #2$2.99 MAR17,413
13138.39100 BULLETS #38 (RES)$2.50 DC16,975
13238.32100 BULLETS #37 (RES)$2.50 DC16,944
13338.27TRANSMETROPOLITAN #59 (MR)$2.50 DC16,922
13437.5SPECTRE #20$2.75 DC16,582
13537.27DOOM PATROL #11$2.50 DC16,480
13636.73BTVS #48 HELLMOUTH TO MOUTH (2 Of 4)*$2.99 DAR16,241
13736.57JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #10$2.25 DC16,171
13836.55SCION #27$2.95 CRO16,162
13936.2ROUTE 666 #3$2.95 CRO16,007
14035.85POWER COMPANY #7$2.75 DC15,852
14135.79HIGH ROADS #5 (Of 6)$2.95 DC15,826
14235.13RED STAR ANNUAL #1$3.50 ARS15,534
14334.9POINT BLANK #1 (Of 5) (MR)$2.95 DC15,432
14434.66BASTARD SAMURAI #3 (Of 3)$2.95 IMA15,326
14533.89ATHENA INC #3*$2.95 IMA14,985
14633.63AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #93$2.95 DC14,871
14733.58SHIDIMA #6$2.95 DRE14,848
14833.29SUICIDE SQUAD #12$2.50 DC14,720
14932.63SIMPSONS COMICS #73$2.50 BON14,428
15032.56LUCIFER #29 (MR)$2.50 DC14,397
15131.57CRUX #17$2.95 CRO13,960
15231.05IMPULSE #89$2.50 DC13,730
15330.97NEGATION #9$2.95 CRO13,694
15430.9MYSTIC #27$2.95 CRO13,663
15530.74LADY DEATH MOURNING #1 (Of 2)$2.99 CHA13,593
15630.62HELLSPAWN #16$2.50 IMA13,540
15730.27SIGIL #27$2.95 CRO13,385
15830.12FIRST #22$2.95 CRO13,318
15929.73MERIDIAN #26$2.95 CRO13,146
16028.97AUTOMATIC KAFKA #2 (MR)$2.95 DC12,810
16128.64LADY DEATH DARK ALLIANCE #3$2.99 CHA12,664
16228.37HUNTER AGE OF MAGIC #14 (MR)$2.75 DC12,545
16328.2BATMAN GOTHAM ADVENTURES #53$2.25 DC12,469
164 27.56SAVAGE DRAGON #102$2.95 IMA12,186
16527.32CODENAME KNOCKOUT #16 (MR)$2.75 DC12,080
16627.08BART SIMPSON COMICS #9$2.50 BON11,974
16726.98LUCIFER NIRVANA (MR)$5.95 DC11,930
16826.68Y LAST MAN #2 (MR)$2.95 DC11,797
16924.69PURGATORI RAVENOUS #1$2.99 CHA10,917
17024.45VAMPIRELLA #12 REG ED$2.99 HAR10,811
17124.43HOLY TERROR #1 (Of 4)$2.95 IMA10,802
17224.29VAMPI #22 REG ED$2.99 HAR10,741
17324.26HAVEN BROKEN CITY #9 (Of 9)$2.50 DC10,727
17424.22DEADMAN #9$2.50 DC10,710
17523.75LAB RATS #5$2.50 DC10,502
17623.55AMERICAN CENTURY #18 (MR)$2.75 DC10,413
17723.04DEFIANCE #4$2.95 IMA10,188
17823.03REX MUNDI #0$2.95 IMA10,183
17922.41ESTABLISHMENT #12$2.50 DC9,909
18022.36LADY DEATH CROW PREVIEW BOOK$1.99 CHA9,887
18121.88BIG DADDY DANGER #1 (Of 9)$2.95 DC9,675
18221.643 LITTLE KITTENS #1 (Of 3)$2.95 BRO9,569
18321.1POWERPUFF GIRLS #29$2.25 DC9,330
18421MIDNIGHT MASS #5 (Of 8) (MR)$2.50 DC9,286
18520.11VERTIGO POP TOKYO #2 (Of 4) (MR)$2.95 DC8,892
18619.76TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #5$2.95 MIR8,737
18719.02100% #3 (Of 5) (MR)$5.95 DC8,410
18818.03CRUSADES #18 (MR)$2.95 DC7,973
18917.83OH MY GODDESS! PART XII #2 LEARNING TO LOVE (2 Of 3)$2.99 DAR7,884
19017.72USAGI YOJIMBO #60$2.99 DAR7,835
19117.38TOMB RAIDER VS DARKNESS SP STANDARD ED (Net)$3.00 IMA7,685
19216.7SUPERPATRIOT AMERICAS FIGHTING FORCE #2 (Of 4)$2.95 IMA7,384
19316.65KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #70 (Note Price)$3.99 KZR7,362
19416.57QUEEN & COUNTRY #11 (MR)$2.95 ONI7,327
19515.98INSANE CLOWN POSSE MR JOHNSONS HEAD #1$2.99 CHA7,066
19615.45BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #71 BEASTS (6 Of 7) (MR)$2.99 DAR6,832
19715.44SCOOBY-DOO #63$2.25 DC6,827
19815.32DORK #10$2.95 SLA6,774
19914.99DRAGONBALL Z PART 5 #8 (Of 12)$2.95 VIZ6,628
20014.73CEREBUS #281$2.25 AAR6,513
20113.83LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #5 (MR)$3.95 FAN6,115
20213.37SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #114$1.99 ARC5,912
20312.84SHI ILLUSTRATED WARRIOR #3 (Of 7)$2.99 CRU5,678
20412.53DRAGONBALL PART 5 #3 (Of 7)$2.95 VIZ5,541
20512.31ODYSSEY #1*$3.50 AVA5,443
20611.71DUNGEONS & DRAGONS BLACK & WHITE #2 (Of 8)$2.99 KZR5,178
20711.69RANMA 1/2 PART 11 #6 (Of 11)$2.95 VIZ5,169
20811.64TIM VIGILS WEBWITCH #1 (Of 3) (MR)*$3.50 AVA5,147
20911.4BANZAI GIRL #1 (Of 4)$2.95 SIR5,041
21011.38CHRISTIAN ZANIERS DARK CITY ANGEL #1$2.95 DJE5,032
21110.79MYSTIC FUNNIES #3 (MR)$3.95 FAN4,771
21210.36ATLAS #1*$3.50 AVA4,581
21310.35AMERICAN SPLENDOR UNSUNG HERO #1 (Of 3)$3.99 DAR4,577
2149.72GOLD DIGGER #35$2.99 ANT4,298
2159.27FORT PROPHET O/T UNEXPLAINED #3 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR4,099
2169.26CARDCAPTOR SAKURA #31$2.99 TKP4,095
2179.01ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO PART 1 #4 (Of 5)$2.95 VIZ3,984
2188.77RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT GRIM REAPING #2 (Of 4)$2.99 DAR3,878
2198.54HOPELESS SAVAGES GROUND ZERO #3 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI3,776
2208.44GUNDAM WING LAST OUTPOST #2 (Of 12)$2.99 TKP3,732
2218.3230 DAYS OF NIGHT #2 (Of 3) (MR)$3.99 IDW3,679
2228.32AGE OF BRONZE #14$3.50 IMA3,679
2238.25TIMESEEKERS #1 (Of 12) (MR)$2.95 POW3,648
2248.1DORK TOWER #20$2.99 DOR3,582
2258.07NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES #2$2.95 SLA3,568
2268.06KODT ILLUSTRATED #14$2.99 KZR3,564
2278.05LOONEY TUNES #93$2.25 DC3,560
2288.01INU YASHA PART 7 #1 (Of 8)$2.95 VIZ3,542
2297.96WORLD CLASS COMICS #1$4.95 IMA3,520
2307.81DEXTERS LABORATORY #31$2.25 DC3,453
2317.63ARCHIE #527$1.99 ARC3,374
2327.59JASON & THE ARGOBOTS #1 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI3,356
2337.08STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD #2 (Of 6) (MR)$3.50 AVA3,131
2347.07INCAL #11 (MR)$2.95 HUM3,126
2357.01AP HOW TO DRAW MANGA #18$4.95 ANT3,100
2366.81BETTY & VERONICA #179$1.99 ARC3,011
2376.72BETTY #116$1.99 ARC2,971
2386.44BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #109$3.29 ARC2,848
2396.4NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #98$2.99 ANT2,830
2406.37BASTARD #9 VAMPIRE (1 Of 2) (MR)$3.95 VIZ2,817
2416.35ARCHIE & FRIENDS #61$1.99 ARC2,808
2426.31VERONICA #131$1.99 ARC2,790
2436.3NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PART 7 #4 (Of 7)$2.95 VIZ2,786
2446.3LURID #1 (MR)$2.99 IDW2,786
2456.27SABRINA VOL 2 #36$1.99 ARC2,772
2466.12CERES CELESTIAL LEGEND PART 3 #3 (Of 4)$3.50 VIZ2,706
2476.09BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #56$1.99 ARC2,693
2486.08GOLD DIGGER SWIMSUIT END OF SUMMER SPECIAL 2002$4.50 ANT2,688
2495.83VEROTIK WORLD #1 (MR)$3.95 VER2,578
2505.76METAL HURLANT #2 (MR)$3.95 HUM2,547
2515.68ALICE IN SEXLAND #5 (A)$3.50 ERO2,512
2525.63ARCHIE DIGEST #192$2.19 ARC2,489
2535.63GI JOE #3 (O/A)$2.95 IMA2,489
2545.6BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #132$2.19 ARC2,476
2555.49JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #88$3.29 ARC2,428
2565.44CICI MINI SERIES #1 (Of 4) (MR)$2.99 SPI2,405
2575.33BIG O PART 2 #2 (Of 4)$3.50 VIZ2,357
2585.18TOMB RAIDER CONVENTION EX CVR #17 (Net)$3.00 IMA2,290
2594.97MUTANT TEXAS TALES OF SHERIFF IDA RED #3 (Of 4)$2.95 ONI2,198
2604.81LITTLE GLOOMY #6 (RES)$2.95 SLA2,127
2614.77AKIKO #49$2.95 SIR2,109
2624.75GI JOE #4 (O/A)$3.50 IMA2,100
2634.75LAUGH DIGEST #178$2.19 ARC2,100
2644.74AP HOW TO DRAW HENTAI VOL 2 #1 (A)$4.95 ANT2,096
2654.74SKINWALKER #3 (Of 4) (MR)$2.95 ONI2,096
2664.73BATTLE POPE WRATH OF GOD #2 (Of 3) (MR)$3.50 FUN2,092
2674.7SHOT CALLERZ #3 (Of 4) (MR)$2.95 ONI2,078
2684.46GOON COLOR SPECIAL #1$2.95 ALB1,972
2694.42GENUS #55 (A) (Note Price)$3.50 RAD1,954
2704.36ALIEN ARENA #1 (Of 2)*$2.99 ATO1,928
2714.25LUFTWAFFE 1946 #1$5.95 ANT1,879
2724.21ALRAUNE #5 (A)$3.50 ERO1,862
2734.2NEON GENESIS EVANGELION PART 7 COLL ED #4 (Of 7)$2.95 VIZ1,857
2744.14PUNCTURE #6$3.99 CMX1,831
2754.09THIEVES & KINGS #40 (Note Price)$2.95 IBX1,809
2764.05BRUTAL PLANET #2$2.99 NEK1,791
2773.9GI JOE #5 (O/A)$2.95 IMA1,725
2783.77SILENT MOBIUS PART 11 BLOOD #2 (Of 5)$2.95 VIZ1,667
2793.72ZENDRA VOL 2 #2 WINDMILLS O/T WORLD (Of 6)$2.95 PEN1,645
2803.72JACK STAFF #11$2.95 CMX1,645
2813.7AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ACE ED #14#####WIZ1,636
2823.62SECT #2 (Of 12) (MR)$2.95 POW1,601
2833.57FURRLOUGH #116$2.99 RAD1,579
2843.47PPV #1 (Of 3)$2.95 ANT1,534
2853.45SEXY ANGEL #1$3.25 AMR1,526
2863.42A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #4 (A)$4.99 ICA1,512
2873.27HEAD #2 (A)$3.50 ERO1,446
2883.26VAGABOND PART 1 #10 (MR)$4.95 VIZ1,442
2893.23ORIENT SEXPRESS #3 (A)$3.50 ERO1,428
2903.16MAD COLOR SP #6$3.99 DC1,397
2913.1LADY DEATH CROW PREVIEW BOOK PREMIUM ED$6.00 CHA1,371
2923.06PEANUTBUTTER & JEREMY NEST & WINDOW EXCHANGE$2.95 ALT1,353
2933.06ARSENIC LULLABIES AUG 2002 #2$2.65 ASI1,353
2943.06LORI LOVECRAFT #2 (MR)$3.00 AVP1,353
2953.04WARRIOR NUN AREALA #10$2.99 ANT1,344
2962.92EMPTY ZONE CONVERSATIONS W/DEAD #2 (Of 5)$2.95 SIR1,291
2972.9OGENKI CLINIC VOL 9 #5 (A)$2.95 STU1,282
2982.87ZOIDS #7$5.95 VIZ1,269
2992.86STRANGE KILLINGS BODY ORCHARD WRPRND CVR #2 (Of 6) (MR)$3.95 AVA1,265
3002.85FUTURAMA COMICS #1 (O/A)$2.50 BON1,260
 

 

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 August 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 the top 300 comics in July, see 'Top 300 Comics--July 2002.'

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in July, 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 2002.'

 
 
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