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December 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


Marvel hit it big in December with Ultimate X-Men #1. DC still beat Marvel in dollar comic-book preorders for 2000, but the margin narrowed significantly in December as Marvel had 54 comic books and DC cut back to 76. With the Ultimate line, Marvel had put in place the first piece of the market's eventual recovery.

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—John Jackson Miller


This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 300 chart.
Items marked (resolicited) were offered in an earlier month but never shipped; disregard any previously reported figure, as earlier orders were canceled when the books were resolicited.
Distributor charts are regional commodity reports, not measures of a work's total reach. Read our FAQ.
The links lead to current listings for each issue on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
12Ultimate X-Men1$2.99Marvel117,085
24Uncanny X-Men389$2.25Marvel106,514
31X-Men109$3.50Marvel104,643
43JLA50$3.75DC77,397
513Wolverine159$2.25Marvel77,328
619Avengers37$2.25Marvel66,367
76Punisher11$2.99Marvel66,325
85Uncanny X-Men 2000$3.50Marvel66,209
917Spawn105$2.50Image63,545
108Daredevil (resolicited)16$2.99Marvel62,927
1120Ultimate Spider-Man4$2.50Marvel59,362
1212X-Men The Search For Cyclops3* $2.99Marvel58,633
1315Danger Girl Kamikaze1$2.95DC55,815
1426Fantastic Four38$2.25Marvel52,394
1510Universe X5$3.50Marvel52,180
1629Amazing Spider-Man26$2.25Marvel49,548
1737Peter Parker Spider-Man26$2.25Marvel46,447
1838Batman586$2.25DC46,424
1916X-Men Forever2$3.50Marvel46,052
2022X-Men Sentry$2.99Marvel44,701
2130Detective Comics753$2.50DC44,488
2243Harley Quinn3$2.25DC44,265
2318Thor32$3.50Marvel44,102
2446Iron Man37$2.25Marvel43,768
2532Tomb Raider10$2.50Image43,569
2623Daredevil Spider-Man2$2.99Marvel43,406
2733Batgirl11$2.50DC43,318
2850X-Force111$2.25Marvel42,840
2914Cap A Universe X Special$3.99Marvel42,478
3024X-Men Blink1$2.99Marvel42,427
3135Midnight Nation4$2.50Image42,352
3252Captain America38$2.25Marvel42,352
3355Mutant X28$2.25Marvel41,582
3456Superman165$2.25DC41,470
3559Nightwing52$2.25DC41,029
3663Generation X72$2.25Marvel39,293
3748JSA19$2.50DC39,005
3865Thunderbolts47$2.25Marvel38,346
3966Action Comics774$2.25DC38,327
4067Cable88$2.25Marvel38,156
4127Star Wars Darth Maul4* $2.99Dark Horse38,128
4228Witchblade Aliens Darkness Predator Mindhunter1$2.99Dark Horse37,928
4353Authority22$2.50DC37,668
4454Batman Gotham Knights12$2.50DC37,640
4558Witchblade45$2.50Image36,986
4631Daredevil Ninja3$2.99Marvel36,702
4770Green Lantern133$2.25DC36,517
4834Marvel Knights8$2.99Marvel36,029
4971X-Man72$2.25Marvel35,825
5072Adventures of Superman587$2.25DC35,704
5173Superman The Man of Steel109$2.25DC35,625
5211JLA Act of God2$4.95DC35,509
5336Gambit25$2.99Marvel35,361
5439Spider-Man Sentry$2.99Marvel34,734
5575Incredible Hulk23$2.25Marvel34,651
5640Black Widow Breakdown2$2.99Marvel34,600
5776Batman Legends of the Dark Knight138$2.25DC34,442
5841Iron Fist Wolverine4$2.99Marvel33,657
5942Fantastic Four Sentry$2.99Marvel33,509
6069Crimson23$2.50DC40,440
6182Gambit and Bishop Alpha$2.25Marvel33,016
6245X-Men Magik3$2.99Marvel32,993
637JLA Vs Predator$5.95DC32,928
6447Excalibur Sword of Power1$2.99Marvel32,705
6549Star Wars Underworld1$2.99Dark Horse32,515
6651Hulk Sentry$2.99Marvel31,972
6787Robin85$2.25DC31,666
6874Darkness36$2.50Image31,652
6988Flash169$2.25DC31,457
709JLA Seven Caskets$5.95DC31,447
7160Top Ten11$2.95DC31,271
7257Killraven$2.99Marvel31,053
7378Titans24$2.50DC30,807
7479X-Men The Hidden Years15$2.50Marvel30,598
7561Green Lantern Vs Aliens4$2.99Dark Horse30,514
7662Fantastic Four The Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine1$2.99Marvel29,869
7794Catwoman89$2.25DC29,196
7884Warlands12$2.50Image29,159
7964Spider-Man Marrow$2.99Marvel29,052
8086Birds of Prey26$2.50DC28,736
8189Young Justice28$2.50DC28,253
8290Hellspawn5$2.50Image28,058
83103Spider-Girl29$2.25Marvel26,443
8493Captain Marvel14$2.50Marvel26,434
85104Deadpool49$2.25Marvel26,401
8695Gen 1360$2.50DC26,113
8796Steampunk7$2.50DC26,109
8877Spider-Man The Mysterio Manifesto2$2.99Marvel25,853
8980Promethea12$2.95DC25,565
9081Tales of the Witchblade9$2.95Image25,380
9125Robin Year One3$4.95DC25,241
92108Wonder Woman165$2.25DC25,129
9383Fantastic Four Big Town2$2.99Marvel24,614
9485Star Wars25$2.99Dark Horse24,340
95105Starman74$2.50DC23,370
9621Star Wars Tales6$5.99Dark Horse23,346
9792First2$2.95Crossgen22,678
98121Supergirl53$2.25DC22,311
9997Powers8$2.95Image22,000
100111Spawn The Dark Ages22$2.50Image21,480
101112Sam and Twitch17$2.50Image21,448
10299Mystic7$2.95Crossgen21,267
10398Marvel The Lost Generation1$2.99Marvel21,202
104114Crimson Plague4$2.50Image21,086
105100Zero Girl1$2.95DC21,067
106115Black Panther27$2.50Marvel20,932
107116Wildcats Vol. 218$2.50DC20,761
108102Scion7$2.95Crossgen20,510
109101Buffy The Vampire Slayer28$2.99Dark Horse20,412
110119Legion Lost10$2.50DC20,403
11144Golden Age Secret Files1$4.95DC20,055
112123Legends of the DC Universe37$2.50DC19,772
113124Hellblazer157$2.50DC19,767
114106Sigil7$2.95Crossgen19,693
115107Meridian7$2.95Crossgen19,447
116137Superboy83$2.25DC19,173
117127Transmetropolitan41$2.50DC19,168
118109Tomorrow Stories (resolicited)9$2.95DC19,122
119110Vampi5 Reg Ed$2.95Harris18,941
120128Empire4$2.50Image18,486
121129Hitman58$2.50DC18,421
122130Azrael Agent of the Bat73$2.50DC18,309
123133Martian Manhunter27$2.50DC18,249
124134Names of Magic1$2.50DC18,133
125117Dreams of the Darkchylde3$2.95Darkchylde17,553
126136Darkminds Vol. 210$2.50Image17,330
127120Savage Dragon82$2.95Image17,112
128122Purgatori Vs Lady Death I$2.95Chaos16,959
129139Lucifer9$2.50DC16,796
130125Sailor Moon27$2.95Tokyopop16,694
131126Lady Death Tribulation2$2.95Chaos16,350
132143Orion9$2.50DC16,100
133146100 Bullets19$2.50DC15,663
134147Outlaw Nation4$2.50DC18,969
135138Strangers In Paradise Vol. III37$2.75Abstract15,431
136149Impulse69$2.50DC15,315
137131Before The Fantastic 4 The Storms3$2.99Marvel15,301
138150Simpsons Comics53$2.50Bongo15,083
139135Angel14$2.99Dark Horse15,027
140141Tales of the Darkness0.5$2.95Image14,048
141140Spaceknights5$2.99Marvel14,006
142154Hourman23$2.50DC13,987
143170Batman Gotham Adventures33$1.99DC13,890
144156Swamp Thing10$2.50DC13,584
145113Millennium Edition Batman1$3.95DC13,500
146144Gear Station6$2.95Image13,421
147145Chastity1/2$2.95Chaos13,310
148158Dreaming57$2.50DC13,082
149148Section Zero5$2.95Image13,036
150118Gen Active4$3.95DC13,003
151151Liberty Meadows17$2.95Insight12,530
152178Batman Beyond16$1.99DC12,172
153163Radioactive Man (resolicited)100$2.50Bongo12,126
15468Star Trek Special1$6.95DC12,033
155164Gatecrasher6$2.50Wizard11,926
156155Dragonball Z Part 41$2.95Viz11,792
15791Gen 13 Medicine Song$5.95DC11,689
158167Star Trek The Next Generation The Killing Shadows4$2.50DC11,559
159183Powerpuff Girls10$1.99DC11,318
160160Millennium Edition Superboy1$2.95DC10,710
161159Oh My Goddess (Part IX)4$2.99Dark Horse10,603
162142Millennium Edition All Star Comics8$3.95DC10,339
163165Dark Realm2$2.95Image10,000
164189Superman Adventures52$1.99DC9,939
165179Resident Evil Fire and Ice2$2.50DC9,661
166168Objective 55$2.95Image9,624
167169Dragonball Part 37$2.95Viz9,438
168132Super Manga Blast8$4.99Dark Horse9,145
169171Usagi Yojimbo44$2.99Dark Horse8,890
170172Blade of the Immortal52$2.99Dark Horse8,862
171161Gunsmith Cats Mister V3$3.50Dark Horse8,797
172162Atomics12$3.50AAA Pop8,760
173175Gundam Wing10$2.95Tokyopop8,718
174174Grendel Devils Legacy10$2.99Dark Horse8,695
175188Jet4$2.50DC8,551
176157Saint Angel3$3.95Image8,500
177177Ring of Nibelung Siegfried1$2.99Dark Horse8,366
178181Murder Me Dead3$2.95El Capitan7,925
179182Neon Genesis Evangelion Book 53$2.95Viz7,655
180184Ranma 1/2 Part 98$2.95Viz7,637
181185First Wave1$2.99Andromeda7,423
182152Knights of the Dinner Table50$4.95Kenzer7,409
183166Hate Annual1$3.95Fantagraphics7,363
184190Millennium Edition The Shadow1$2.50DC7,340
185192Deadenders12$2.50DC7,247
186186Aphrodite Ix Preview Exclusive (Net)$3.00Image7,228
187187Battle Gods Warriors of the Chaak9$2.99Dark Horse7,210
188153How To Draw Manga Figure Drawing1$4.95Antarctic7,098
189197Cerebus261$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim6,977
190199Static Shock Rebirth of the Cool2$2.50DC6,207
191191Warren Ellis Stranger Kisses1$3.00Avatar6,100
192194Sock Monkey Vol. 32$2.99Dark Horse5,580
193196Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated4$2.95Kenzer5,329
194198Cardcaptor Sakura12$2.95Tokyopop5,278
195180Black Hole8$4.50Fantagraphics5,269
196231Scooby-Doo43$1.99DC5,246
197200Gold Digger Vol. 217$2.95Antarctic5,237
198201No Need For Tenchi Part 104$2.95Viz4,958
199240Sonic The Hedgehog92$1.99Archie4,791
200206Inu Yasha Part 57$2.95Viz4,661
201207Metabarons11$2.95Humanoids4,587
202173Tomb Raider Prelude Original Exclusive$6.00Fantagraphics4,392
203215Cavewoman Intervention1$2.95Basement4,090
204216Dark Angel20$2.95CPM4,062
205220Marquis Danse Macabre (resolicited)4$2.95Oni3,979
206223Artesia Afield6$2.95Sirius3,858
207208Lubas Comics and Stories2$3.50Fantagraphics3,849
208261Cartoon Network Starring18$1.99DC3,816
209224Gold Digger Edge Guard3$2.95Radio3,677
210202Distant Soil31$3.95Image3,635
211176DF Ultimate X Men1 Alt Cvr $6.95Dynamic Forces3,602
212228Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight4$2.95CPM3,589
213230Pokemon Adventures Part 35$2.95Viz3,589
214269Archie505$1.99Archie3,519
215232Astounding Space Thrills Comic Book4$2.95Image3,510
216205Second Life of Doctor Mirage Vol. 21$3.95Acclaim3,491
217234Ninja High School79$2.95Antarctic3,440
218235Berlin8$2.95Drawn & Quarterly3,435
219219Exposure Special1$3.50Avatar3,356
220239El Hazard The Magnificent World4$2.95Viz3,356
221193Millennium Edition Batman1 Chromium Edition$5.00DC3,342
222276Dexters Laboratory18$1.99DC3,324
223210Frank4$3.95Fantagraphics3,310
224222Aqua Knight Part 23$3.50Viz3,305
225284Betty & Veronica157$1.99Archie3,199
226285Looney Tunes73$1.99DC3,194
227286Sabrina Vol. 215$1.99Archie3,194
228241Scary Godmother Activity Book1$2.95Sirius3,194
229212Super Taboo Extreme1$3.95Fantagraphics3,129
230237Archie Double Digest122$3.19Archie3,129
231245Skelebunnies1$2.95Slave Labor3,083
232226Co-Ed Sexxtasy13$3.50Fantagraphics3,050
233246Silent Mobius Love & Chaos1$2.95Viz3,041
234291Betty95$1.99Archie2,985
235297Veronica109$1.99Archie2,850
236248Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 317$2.95Antarctic2,832
237247Pals N Gals Double Digest55$3.19Archie2,790
238251Akiko42$2.95Sirius2,771
239252Martian Successor Nadesico19$2.95CPM2,748
240225Warren Ellis Stranger Kisses Wraparound Cvr1$3.95Avatar2,720
241302Betty & Veronica Spectacular46$1.99Archie2,720
242255Red Star (reorders)1$2.95Image2,693
243256Saint Tail3$2.95Tokyopop2,683
244227X-Men Universe15$3.99Marvel2,660
245242Go Girl2$3.50Image2,660
246304Cheryl Blossom (resolicited)37$1.99Archie2,628
247244Voice of Submission Gehenna3$3.50Fantagraphics2,609
248259Miracle Girls4$2.95Tokyopop2,595
249250Jugheads Double Digest74$3.19Archie2,586
250260Charm School3$2.95Slave Labor2,577
251263Breakfast After Noon5$2.95Oni2,521
252301Betty & Veronica Digest118$2.19Archie2,516
253264Stark Raven4$2.95Endless Horizons2,447
254266Geobreeders22$2.95CPM2,423
255268Dork Tower Swimsuit Sp1$2.95Dork Storm2,405
256217Smile Vol. 3 (resolicited)1$4.99Tokyopop2,395
257271Angry Youth Comix1$2.95Fantagraphics2,368
258221Space Cowboy1$4.95Vanguard2,363
259321Jughead134$1.99Archie2,303
260253Young Witches Iv Eternal Dream3$3.50Fantagraphics2,279
261298War Against Crime11$2.50Gemstone2,265
262278Genus45$2.95Radio2,214
263279Time Traveler Ai15$2.95CPM2,210
264281Tigers of Terra Vol. 33$2.95Antarctic2,177
265287Creed Apple Tree1$2.95Gearbox2,154
266262Exposure Special Photo Cover1$3.50Avatar2,145
267329Pop Gun War1$2.00Cryptic2,145
268288Nodwick6$2.95Henchman2,140
269289Futabakun Change Vol. 56$2.95Ironcat2,117
270257Witchblade Cold Steel Ed42$3.75Comic Cavalcade2,103
271320Jughead With Archie Digest163$2.19Archie2,098
272290Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 16$2.95Ironcat2,052
273209DF Universe X Sp Cap Alt Cvr$6.95Dynamic Forces1,908
274280Small Favors1$3.50Fantagraphics1,843
275303Furrlough96$2.95Radio1,829
276305Vampfire Remastered2$2.95Broadsword1,769
277306Princess Prince3$2.95CPM1,746
278308Maxion13$2.95CPM1,732
279309Ogenki Clinic Vol. 71$2.95Ironcat1,629
280312Weather Woman5$2.95CPM1,625
281319Patrick The Wolf Boy Christmas Sp$2.95Blind Wolf1,555
282323Jack Staff5$2.95Dancing Elephant1,527
283327Warhammer Monthly37$2.95Games Workshop1,490
284328Matt Buschs Daria Jontak Companion Book Reg Ed$2.99Realm1,453
285332Immoral Angel12$2.95CPM1,430
286272Threshold35$4.95Avatar1,393
287214Mangazine17$8.99Antarctic1,351
288336Alice In Lost World2$2.95Radio1,323
289282Benzine3$4.95Antarctic1,291
290211Witchblade Exclusive Photo Cover Alternate Ed1$9.95Image1,291
291338Bizzarian4$2.95Ironcat1,291
292283Katmandu Annual2$4.99Shanda1,277
293340Wheres It At Sugar Kat2$2.95Slave Labor1,244
294341Pleasure Bound6$2.95Fantagraphics1,230
2953817 Guys of Justice5$2.00False Idol1,226
296361Fathom (reorders)11$2.50Image1,188
297218Vampi5 Dlx Ed$9.95Harris1,184
298344League of Super Groovy Crimefighters2$2.95Ancient1,156
299295Magical Pokemon Journey Vol. 32$4.95Viz1,156
300347Hyper Dolls Vol. 54$2.95Ironcat1,128

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December 2000 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Preordered by North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.

The links lead to details about each title on Amazon. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

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The Top 25 graphic novels each month in 2000 finished the year up 11% in dollars.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
15Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 5 Black Wind $9.95Dark Horse14,610
24JLA Earth 2$14.95DC10,297
38Batman No Mans Land Vol. 4$12.95DC7,627
410JLA World War Three$12.95DC5,952
59Lazarus Churchyard The Final Cut$14.95Image5,575
612Sailor Moon Stars Vol. 1 Pocket Mixx$9.95Tokyopop5,167
77Swamp Thing Vol. 3 The Curse$19.95DC5,037
86Avengers Forever $24.95Marvel5,028
92Spirit Archives Vol. 3 HC$49.95DC4,833
101Earth X Hardcover Book Package $95.00Graphitti4,057
113Plastic Man Archives Vol. 2 HC$49.95DC3,946
1227Com X $5.95Comic Cavalcade3,078
1314Star Wars Chewbacca $12.95Dark Horse3,055
1418Spyboy The Deadly Gourmet Affair $8.95Dark Horse3,036
1511Jinx The Definitive Coll$24.95Image2,414
1613Dragonball Vol. 3 $14.95Viz2,748
1717Magic Knight Rayearth Mixx Manga Vol. 5$11.95Tokyopop2,377
1815No Need For Tenchi Vol. 9 Quest For More Money$15.95Viz2,284
1916X 1999 Vol. 7 Rhapsody$15.95Viz2,177
2024Kiss Psycho Circus Vol. 4 Legends and Nightmares$9.95Image2,005
2123Metropol Coll Ed Vol. 1 $11.95Sorhenn1,750
2219Record of Lodoss War Grey Witch Book 3$15.95CPM1,504
2328Blue Monday The Kids Are Alright$10.95Oni1,504
2433Juline Vol. 1 Pocket Mixx$9.95Tokyopop1,305
2534Miracle Girl Vol. 1 Pocket Mixx$9.95Tokyopop1,258