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January 2001 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


While new comics unit sales slipped, dollar sales and trade paperback sales increased. An absence of titles from the large publishers put a huge 47 publishers in the Top 300.

Click to skip to the Top Graphic Novels for the month.

—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
1-X-Men110$2.25Marvel100,964
2-Uncanny X-Men390$2.25Marvel98,437
3-Ultimate X-Men2$2.25Marvel89,921
4-Wolverine160$2.25Marvel74,789
5-Avengers38$1.99Marvel67,599
6-Punisher12$2.99Marvel65,279
7-Spawn106$2.50Image62,685
8-Daredevil (resolicited)16$2.99Marvel62,233
9-Daredevil (resolicited)15$2.99Marvel61,502
10-Ultimate Spider-Man5$2.25Marvel59,238
11-Fantastic Four39$2.25Marvel51,595
12-Superman166$2.25DC51,298
13-Rising Stars13$2.50Image51,123
14-X-Men Unlimited30$2.99Marvel50,770
15-Universe X6$3.50Marvel49,746
16-X-Men The Search For Cyclops4$2.99Marvel49,746
17-Amazing Spider-Man27$2.25Marvel49,190
18-Justice Leagues1$2.50DC48,318
19-Batman587$2.25DC47,153
20-Justice Leagues Justice League of America1$2.50DC46,432
21-Peter Parker Spider-Man27$2.25Marvel45,965
22-Detective Comics754$2.50DC44,890
23-Defenders1$2.99Marvel44,861
24-Danger Girl Kamikaze2$2.95DC44,857
25-Justice Leagues Justice League of Arkham1$2.50DC43,923
26-Thor33$2.25Marvel43,230
27-Justice Leagues Justice League of Aliens1$2.50DC43,173
28-X-Men Forever3$3.50Marvel42,966
29-Justice Leagues Justice League of Amazons1$2.50DC42,905
30-Batgirl12$2.50DC42,523
31-Justice Leagues Justice League of Atlantis1$2.50DC42,518
32-Iron Man38$2.25Marvel41,844
33-Nightwing53$2.25DC41,646
34-X-Force112$2.25Marvel41,259
35-Captain America39$2.25Marvel41,075
36-Daredevil Spider-Man3$2.99Marvel40,089
37-Batman Gotham Knights13$2.50DC40,071
38-Hulk Smash1$2.99Marvel39,792
39-Mutant X29$2.25Marvel39,189
40-Spectre1$2.50DC39,024
41-Shidima1$2.95Image38,713
42-JSA20$2.50DC38,321
43-Harley Quinn4$2.25DC38,213
44-Generation X73$2.25Marvel37,803
45-Thunderbolts48$2.25Marvel37,675
46-Cable89$2.25Marvel37,293
47-Action Comics775$3.75DC37,076
48-Incredible Hulk24$1.99Marvel36,251
49-Green Lantern134$2.25DC35,940
50-Witchblade Aliens Darkness Predator Mindhunter2$2.99Dark Horse35,761
51-X-Men Blink2$2.99Marvel35,667
52-Witchblade46$2.50Image35,492
53-Adventures of Superman588$2.25DC35,148
54-Gambit & Bishop Sons of the Atom1$2.25Marvel35,120
55-Superman The Man of Steel110$2.25DC34,893
56-JLA Act of God3$4.95DC34,822
57-Marvel Knights9$2.99Marvel34,606
58-Robin86$2.25DC34,096
59-X-Man73$2.25Marvel34,059
60-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight139$2.25DC33,950
61-Sentry Vs The Void1$2.99Marvel33,365
62-Star Wars Qui Gon & Obi Wan Lsoom1$2.99Dark Horse33,318
63-Gambit & Bishop Sons of the Atom2$2.25Marvel33,186
64-Titans25$3.95DC32,870
65-Black Widow Breakdown3$2.99Marvel31,965
66-Catwoman90$2.25DC31,951
67-10th Muse2$2.95Image31,536
68-Thor 2001 Annual$3.50Marvel31,470
69-Birds of Prey27$2.50DC31,460
70-Silke1$2.99Dark Horse30,602
71-Darkness37$2.50Image30,442
72-Flash170$2.25DC30,343
73-X-Men Magik4$2.99Marvel29,735
74-Tom Strong12$2.95DC29,230
75-X-Men The Hidden Years16$2.50Marvel29,103
76-Star Wars Underworld2$2.99Dark Horse28,042
77-Excalibur Sword of Power2$2.99Marvel27,952
78-Young Justice29$2.50DC27,089
79-Spider-Girl30$2.25Marvel25,915
80-Deadpool50$2.25Marvel25,797
81-Captain Marvel15$2.50Marvel25,614
82-Hellspawn6$2.50Image25,590
83-Robin Year One4$4.95DC25,529
84-Overkill2$5.95Image25,232
85-Spider-Man The Mysterio Manifesto3$2.99Marvel24,897
86-Wonder Woman166$2.25DC24,741
87-Fantastic Four The Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine2$2.99Marvel24,548
88-Fantastic Four Big Town3$2.99Marvel23,756
89-Gen 13 Fantastic Four$5.95DC23,680
90-Star Wars26$2.99Dark Horse23,671
91-Starman75$2.50DC23,336
92-Gen 1361$2.50DC23,270
93-Red Star5$2.95Image23,048
94-Powers9$2.95Image22,831
95-Supergirl54$2.25DC22,355
96-First3$2.95Crossgen21,412
97-Sam and Twitch18$2.50Image20,799
98-Black Panther28$2.50Marvel20,728
99-Butcher Knight2$2.50Image20,724
100-Mystic8$2.95Crossgen20,573
101-Spawn The Dark Ages23$2.50Image20,016
102-Scion8$2.95Crossgen19,983
103-Legion Lost11$2.50DC19,828
104-Batman Scarface A Psychodrama$5.95DC19,738
105-Buffy The Vampire Slayer29$2.99Dark Horse19,559
106-Wildcats Vol. 219$2.50DC19,526
107-Darkness 1/2$2.95Image19,446
108-Legends of the DC Universe38$2.50DC19,304
109-Hellblazer158$2.50DC19,168
110-Sigil8$2.95Crossgen18,998
111-Meridian8$2.95Crossgen18,989
112-Transmetropolitan42$2.50DC18,913
113-Area 521$2.95Image18,479
114-Vampi6 Reg Ed$2.95Harris18,262
115-Hitman59$2.50DC18,215
116-Superboy84$2.25DC18,055
117-Bone41$2.95Cartoon17,574
118-Savage Dragon83$2.95Image17,527
119-Azrael Agent of the Bat74$2.50DC17,527
120-Martian Manhunter28$2.50DC17,456
121-Bad Kitty1$2.99Chaos17,286
122-Zero Girl2$2.95DC17,051
123-Lucifer10$2.50DC16,291
124-Names of Magic2$2.50DC16,060
125-Superstar As Seen On Tv$5.95Image15,980
126-100 Bullets20$2.50DC15,660
127-El Diablo1$2.50DC15,466
128-Orion10$2.50DC15,438
129-Buffy The Vampire Slayer Jonathan$2.99Dark Horse15,433
130-Lady Death Tribulation3$2.99Chaos15,325
131-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III38$2.95Abstract15,183
132-Simpsons Comics54$2.50Bongo14,801
133-Impulse70$2.50DC14,749
134-Angel15$2.99Dark Horse14,504
135-Futurama Comics2$2.50Bongo14,485
136-Outlaw Nation5$2.50DC14,386
137-Jezebelle1$2.50DC13,802
138-Purgatori0$2.99Chaos13,608
139-Hourman24$2.50DC13,566
140-Batman Gotham Adventures34$1.99DC13,321
141-Insane Clown Posse Pendulum7$5.99Chaos13,024
142-User1$5.95DC13,005
143-Lady Death Swimsuit 20011$2.99Chaos12,991
144-Liberty Meadows18$2.95Ins12,873
145-Spyboy15$2.99Dark Horse12,840
146-Swamp Thing11$2.50DC12,736
147-Dreaming58$2.50DC12,604
148-Batman Beyond17$1.99DC11,958
149-Star Trek Voyager Planet Killer1$2.95DC11,689
150-Crimson Skies Preview$2.95Image11,270
151-Gambit & Bishop Sons of the Atom Genesis$3.50Marvel10,930
152-Kabuki Agents6$2.95Image10,850
153-Powerpuff Girls11$1.99DC10,407
154-Dragonball Z Part 42$2.95Viz10,308
155-Day of the Defenders$3.50Marvel10,289
156-Oh My Goddess (Part IX)7$3.50Dark Horse10,227
157-Tarot Witch of the Black Rose6$2.95Broadsword9,992
158-Violent Messiahs5$2.95Image9,982
159-Sergio Argones Actions Speak1$2.99Dark Horse9,563
160-Superman Adventures53$1.99DC9,379
161-Objective 56$2.95Image9,105
162-Atomics13$3.50AAA Pop8,935
163-Usagi Yojimbo45$2.99Dark Horse8,728
164-Love and Rockets Volume II1$3.95Fantagraphics8,695
165-Blade of the Immortal53$2.99Dark Horse8,563
166-Dragonball Part 38$2.95Viz8,549
167-Avengelyne Dark Depths1$3.50Avatar8,525
168-Gunsmith Cats Mister V4$3.50Dark Horse8,488
169-Resident Evil Fire and Ice3$2.50DC8,271
170-Grendel Devils Legacy11$2.99Dark Horse8,209
171-Ring of Nibelung Siegfried2$2.99Dark Horse7,827
172-Super Manga Blast9$4.99Dark Horse7,794
173-Darkchylde0 Remastered$2.95Darkchylde7,648
174-Ranma 1/2 Part 99$2.95Viz7,318
175-Knights of the Dinner Table51$2.95Kenzer7,177
176-Tick Color1$3.95New England7,087
177-Top Cow Classics Aphrodite Ix1$2.95Image7,049
178-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book 54$2.95Viz7,007
179-Cerebus262$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,002
180-Deadenders13$2.50DC6,894
181-Poison Elves63$2.95Sirius6,276
182-Ultimate Spider-Man Coll Ed (reorders)1$3.99Marvel6,135
183-Zendra1$2.95Penny Farthing5,861
184-DC 100 Page Super Spectacular Love Stories Replica Edition$6.95DC5,776
185-Static Shock Rebirth of the Cool3$2.50DC5,366
186-Gold Digger Vol. 218$2.95Antarctic5,295
187-Warren Ellis Stranger Kisses2$3.00Avatar5,192
188-Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters5$2.95Kenzer5,135
189-Scooby-Doo44$1.99DC5,111
190-Cartoon Cartoons1$1.99DC5,064
191-No Need For Tenchi Part 105$2.95Viz4,772
192-Sonic The Hedgehog93$1.99Archie4,602
193-First Wave2$2.99Realm4,569
194-Inu Yasha Part 58$2.95Viz4,550
195- Girl Genius Secret Blueprints Preview 0$1.50Ironcat4,338
196-Lexx Assassin Idiot Love Slave Preview Book$2.99Realm4,003
197-Avengelyne Dark Depths0.5$4.95Comic Cavalcade3,796
198-Dark Angel21$2.95CPM3,664
199-Boneyard1$2.95NBM3,551
200-Coffin3$2.95Oni3,494
201-Legacy6$2.99Antarctic3,470
202-Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight5$2.95CPM3,428
203-Ninja High School80$2.95Antarctic3,353
204-Dexters Laboratory19$1.99DC3,277
205-Pokemon Adventures Part 36$2.95Viz3,272
206-Super Taboo Extreme2$3.95Fantagraphics3,268
207-Archie506$1.99Archie3,268
208-El Hazard The Magnificent World5$2.95Viz3,211
209-Aqua Knight Part 24$3.50Viz3,079
210-Betty & Veronica158$1.99Archie3,074
211-Looney Tunes74$1.99DC3,070
212-Sabrina Vol. 216$1.99Archie3,070
213-How To Draw Manga Figure Drawing2$4.95Antarctic3,065
214-Co-Ed Sexxtasy14$3.95Fantagraphics3,018
215-Geeksville5$2.95Image2,971
216-Rumble Girls6$3.50Image2,872
217-Betty96$1.99Archie2,862
218-Veronica110$1.99Archie2,796
219-Betty & Veronica Double Digest95$3.29Archie2,782
220-Archie Double Digest123$3.29Archie2,763
221-Silent Mobius Love & Chaos2$2.95Viz2,749
222-Big Bang Comics35$3.95Image2,740
223-Kamikaze 19463$2.95Antarctic2,735
224-Voice of Submission 2 Gehenna4$3.50Fantagraphics2,697
225-Dork Tower13$2.95Dork Storm2,697
226-Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 318$2.95Antarctic2,674
227-Martian Successor Nadesico20$2.95CPM2,636
228-Archie & Friends46$1.99Archie2,608
229-Pals N Gals Double Digest56$3.29Archie2,537
230-X-Men Universe16$3.99Marvel2,476
231-Breakfast After Noon6$2.95Oni2,476
232-Gigantor9$2.95Antarctic2,438
233-Mobius Klein1 $2.95Fanboy2,410
234-Archie Digest178$2.19Archie2,334
235-Milk21$2.95Radio2,325
236-Warren Ellis Stranger Kisses Wraparound Cover2$3.95Avatar2,320
237-Archies Weird Mysteries (resolicited)12$1.99Archie2,306
238-Geobreeders23$2.95CPM2,306
239-Time Traveler Ai16$2.95CPM2,145
240-Stark Raven5$2.95Endless Horizon2,112
241-Futabakun Change Vol. 61$2.95Ironcat2,108
242-Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 21$2.95Ironcat2,042
243-Smile Vol. 3 (resolicited)2$4.99Tokyopop2,037
244-Wild Zoo4$2.95Radio1,990
245-Laugh Digest164$2.19Archie1,980
246-Winds of Winter1$4.50Antarctic1,938
247-Jughead With Archie Digest164$2.19Archie1,933
248-Bad Kitty Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos1,839
249-Furrlough97$2.95Radio1,764
250-Highway 13 (resolicited)1$2.95Slave Labor1,749
251-Maxion14$2.95CPM1,693
252-Princess Prince4$2.95CPM1,679
253-Generic Comic Book1$1.95Comics Conspiracy1,608
254-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 72$2.95Ironcat1,584
255-Weather Woman6$2.95CPM1,528
256-Lady Death Swimsuit 2001 Premium Edition1$10.99Chaos1,476
257-Warhammer Monthly38$2.95Games Workshop1,466
258-Immoral Angel13$2.95CPM1,457
259-Deja Vu2$2.95Radio1,405
260-Desperate Times Vol. 22$2.95Aaaargh1,386
261-Spawn (reorders)77$1.95Image1,386
262-Katmandu23$2.99Shanda1,363
263-Bizzarian5$2.95Ironcat1,363
264-7 Guys of Justice6$2.00False Idol1,353
265-Threshold36$4.95Avatar1,330
266-Mangazine18$8.99Antarctic1,301
267-Spawn (reorders)25$1.95Premiere1,292
268-Vampi6 Dlx Ed$9.95Harris1,268
269-Jestercrow1$3.25Castle Rain1,240
270-Xenos Arrow Book 21$2.95Radio1,240
271-Jailbait3$2.95Fantagraphics1,212
272-Waiting Place Vol. 27$2.95Slave Labor1,193
273-Benzine4$4.95Antarctic1,188
274-Spawn (reorders)78$1.95Image1,165
275-Spawn (reorders)28$1.95Premiere1,165
276-Spawn (reorders)27$1.95Premiere1,127
277-Elvira93$2.50Claypool1,113
278-Hyper Dolls Vol. 55$2.95Ironcat1,108
279-Countdown Vampires1$2.95Studio G1,103
280-Cave Bang3$3.50Fantagraphics1,089
281-Magical Pokemon Journey Vol. 33$4.95Viz1,089
282-Top Cow Classics The Darkness1$2.95Image1,075
283-Femforce Special2$5.95AC1,047
284-Purgatori Premium Ed0$9.99Chaos981
285-Eagle Vol. 12 Suspicion$6.95Viz957
286-DFE Tony Daniels Silke Cover1$6.95Dynamic Forces924
287-Love In Tights7$2.95Slave Labor868
288-Housewives At Play 2nd Printing4$2.95Fantagraphics849
289-Confessions of A Cereal Eater4$2.95NBM839
290-Gundam Wing2$2.95Tokyopop820
291-Wild Frontier3$2.99Shanda802
292-WW23$3.50New England769
293-Gundam Wing (reorders)3 Curr Ptg$2.95Tokyopop769
294-Threshold Nude Cvr36$6.00Avatar745
295-Squee Curr Ptg (reorders)1$2.95Slave Labor721
296-Cavewoman Intervention Root Variant Cvr1$5.95Basement707
297-Squee Curr Ptg (reorders)2$2.95Slave Labor707
298-Little White Mouse Entropy Dreaming4$2.95Caliber679
299-Soulsearchers46$2.50Claypool674
300-DFE Spider-Man Daredevil Concept Cvr$10.00Dynamic Forces660




January 2001 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.

#1 #2 #3 #4

Graphic novel sales were strongly up in the first month of the year.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 6 Lanterns For The Dead $9.95Dark Horse12,198
21Daredevil Visionaries Frank Miller Vol. 2 $24.95Marvel6,366
33Powers Vol. 1 Who Killed Retro Girl$19.95Image6,238
412Essential Thor Vol. 1 $14.95Marvel5,408
54100 Bullets Split Second Chance$14.95DC 3,843
66Thor Visionaries Walt Simonson $24.95Marvel3,588
77Oh My Goddess Miss Keiichi $16.95Dark Horse3,150
88Nightwing A Darker Shade of Justice$19.95DC 2,928
911Black Canary Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC 2,843
109Superman Endgame$14.95DC 2,758
1118Dragonball Z Vol. 3 $14.95Viz2,372
1217Mark Crilleys 32 Pages Coll$2.95Sirius2,353
1324Sergio Aragones Groo Kingdom $9.95Dark Horse2,292
1425Lenore Vol. 2 Wedgies$13.95Slave Labor2,268
155Inu Yasha Vol. 8$15.95Viz2,112
1621Frumpy The Clown I Freaking Out The Neighbors$15.95Oni2,065
1713Girl Rule of Darkness $9.95NBM2,056
1814Dark Ones Animal Mystic Field Gd$9.95Sirius1,985
1927Nine Rings of Wu Tang Vol. 1 Book of Days$19.95Image1,980
2010Heart of Empire The Legacy of Luther Arkwright $29.95Dark Horse1,721
2116Aliens Salvation and Sacrifice $12.95Dark Horse1,688
2220Wildcats Vicious Circles$14.95DC 1,636
2323Gloom Cookie Vol. 1$17.95Slave Labor1,613
2419Atomics King Size Giant Spectacular$8.95AAA Pop1,400
2529Dreadstar Vol. 3 Plan M$16.95Slave Labor1,349