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March 2001 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Publishers released fewer comics in 2001's "Dead Quarter", resulting in fewer titles in the top 300 from the Big 4. Marvel had fewer than 40 comics in Diamond's Top 300, and Dark Horse had fewer than Archie.

Diamond did release dollar rankings for the Top 300 comics; these will be added at a later date.

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-Ultimate X-Men4$2.25Marvel105,248
2-Uncanny X-Men392$2.25Marvel103,407
3-X-Men112$2.25Marvel100,353
4-Ultimate Spider-Man7$2.25Marvel76,097
5-Wolverine162$2.25Marvel72,785
6-Ultimate Marvel Team-Up2$2.25Marvel72,643
7-JLA52$2.25DC72,376
8-Green Arrow2$2.50DC70,862
9-Fathom Killian1$2.95Image69,572
10-Daredevil Yellow1$3.50Marvel67,382
11-Avengers40$2.25Marvel64,853
12-Daredevil (resolicited)18$2.99Marvel63,730
13-Spawn108$2.50Image59,201
14-Rising Stars15$2.50Image52,624
15-Fantastic Four41$2.25Marvel51,618
16-Amazing Spider-Man29$2.25Marvel48,804
17-Superman168$2.25DC47,703
18-Universe X8$3.50Marvel47,398
19-Detective Comics756$2.50DC47,221
20-Peter Parker Spider-Man29$2.25Marvel46,043
21-Batman589$2.25DC43,015
22-Thor35$2.99Marvel42,326
23-JLA Black Baptism1$2.50DC41,716
24-Tomb Raider12$2.50Image40,554
25-Midnight Nation6$2.50Image40,386
26-Captain America41$2.25Marvel39,806
27-Iron Man40$2.25Marvel39,552
28-X-Men Forever5$3.50Marvel39,272
29-Batgirl14$2.50DC39,212
30-Thunderbolts50$2.99Marvel38,945
31-JSA22$2.50DC38,378
32-Amazing Spider-Man 2001$2.99Marvel38,330
33-X-Force114$2.25Marvel38,124
34-Mutant X31$2.25Marvel37,698
35-Nightwing55$2.25DC37,582
36-Generation X75$2.99Marvel36,928
37-Planetary14$2.50DC36,859
38-Cable91$2.25Marvel36,468
39-Just A Pilgrim1$2.99Wizard36,438
40-X-Men Blink4$2.99Marvel36,051
41-Action Comics777$2.25DC35,539
42-Green Lantern136$2.25DC35,053
43-Defenders3$2.25Marvel34,932
44-Incredible Hulk26$2.25Marvel34,700
45-Batman Gotham Knights15$2.50DC34,438
46-Adventures of Superman590$2.25DC34,278
47-Superman The Man of Steel112$2.25DC34,244
48-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight141$2.25DC33,822
49-Harley Quinn6$2.25DC33,616
50-Marvel Knights11$2.99Marvel32,717
51-X-Man75$2.99Marvel32,321
52-Mutant X 2001$2.99Marvel31,538
53-Spectre3$2.50DC31,366
54-Spider-Man Lifeline3$2.99Marvel31,203
55-Monarchy2$2.50DC30,953
56-Titans27$2.50DC30,786
57-Gambit & Bishop Sons of the Atom5$2.25Marvel29,964
58-Gambit & Bishop Sons of the Atom6$2.25Marvel29,912
59-Darkness39$2.50Image29,353
60-Shidima3$2.95Image29,121
61-Flash172$2.25DC28,884
62-10th Muse3$2.95Image28,803
63-Tom Strong13$2.95DC28,501
64-Excalibur Sword of Power4$2.99Marvel28,377
65-Robin88$2.25DC28,076
66-X-Men The Hidden Years18$2.50Marvel27,684
67-Captain Marvel17$2.50Marvel27,564
68-Wonder Woman168$2.25DC27,185
69-Young Justice31$2.50DC26,377
70-Star Wars Qui Gon & Obi Wan Lsoom3$2.99Dark Horse26,312
71-Star Wars Underworld4$2.99Dark Horse26,002
72-Birds of Prey29$2.50DC25,753
73-Spider-Girl32$2.25Marvel25,495
74-Aria Soul Market1$2.95Image25,172
75-Powers10$2.95Image25,121
76-Catwoman92$2.25DC24,974
77-No Honor2$2.50Image24,557
78-Deadpool52$2.25Marvel24,346
79-Star Wars28 $2.99Dark Horse24,325
80-Star Wars Tales7$5.99Dark Horse23,434
81-Starman77$2.50DC23,060
82-Batman Hollywood Knight2$2.50DC22,712
83-Gen 1363$2.50DC22,389
84-Supergirl56$2.25DC21,593
85-Superboys Legion2$5.95DC21,585
86-Enemy Ace War In Heaven1$5.95DC21,421
87-Hellspawn8$2.50Image21,189
88-Black Panther30$2.50Marvel20,952
89-First5$2.95Crossgen20,032
90-Silke3$2.99Dark Horse19,765
91-Sam and Twitch20$2.50Image19,468
92-American Century1$2.50DC19,408
93-Wildcats Vol. 221$2.50DC19,262
94-Scion10$2.95Crossgen19,064
95-Batman Gotham Noir$6.95DC19,017
96-Mystic10$2.95Crossgen19,012
97-Fantastic Four The Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine4$2.99Marvel19,008
98-Spawn The Dark Ages25$2.50Image18,982
99-Hellblazer160$2.50DC18,961
100-Transmetropolitan44$2.50DC18,840
101-Green Lantern 1001 Emerald Nights$6.95DC18,815
102-Buffy The Vampire Slayer31$2.99Dark Horse18,488
103-Superboy86$2.25DC17,808
104-Legends of the DC Universe40$2.50DC17,683
105-Bone42$2.95Cartoon17,503
106-Sigil10$2.95Crossgen17,438
107-Meridian10$2.95Crossgen17,412
108-Vampi8$2.95Harris17,219
109-Azrael Agent of the Bat76$2.50DC17,025
110-Lady Death River of Fear1$2.99Chaos16,999
111-Martian Manhunter30$2.50DC16,720
112-Savage Dragon85$2.95Image16,410
113-100 Bullets22$2.50DC16,049
114-Tales of Tellos Maiden Voyage1$3.95Image16,036
115-Crusades1$2.50DC15,765
116-Lucifer12$2.50DC15,601
117-Names of Magic4$2.50DC15,236
118-Sailor Moon29$2.95Tokyopop15,154
119-Futurama Comics3$2.50Bongo15,059
120-Simpsons Comics56$2.50Bongo15,025
121-Orion12$2.50DC14,883
122-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III39$2.95Abstract14,831
123-Zero Girl4$2.95DC14,483
124-Impulse72$2.50DC14,367
125-Rose2$5.95Cartoon14,302
126-Mech Destroyer1$2.95Image14,234
127-Halloween II The Blackest Eyes$2.99Chaos14,225
128-Dreams of the Darkchylde4$2.95Darkchylde13,661
129-Insane Clown Posse Pendulum8$5.99Chaos13,575
130-Batman Gotham Adventures36$1.99DC13,485
131-Area 522$2.95Image13,270
132-Outlaw Nation7$2.50DC12,831
133-Liberty Meadows19$2.95Insight12,719
134-Dreaming60$2.50DC12,646
135-Swamp Thing13$2.50DC12,453
136-Bad Kitty3$2.99Chaos12,259
137-Gen Active5$3.95DC12,195
138-El Diablo3$2.50DC12,117
139-Radioactive Man222$2.50Bongo12,109
140-Coven Spellcaster1$3.50Avatar12,048
141-Batman Beyond19$1.99DC11,597
142-Weird Western Tales2$2.50DC11,442
143-Spyboy16$2.99Dark Horse11,007
144-Star Trek Voyager Planet Killer3$2.95DC10,818
145-House of Secrets Fa Ade1$5.95DC10,719
146-Kabuki Agents Scarab7$2.95Image10,521
147-Powerpuff Girls13$1.99DC10,216
148-Tarot Witch of the Black Rose7$2.95Broadsword10,134
149-Oh My Goddess Part X2$2.99Dark Horse10,104
150-Dragonball Z Part 44$2.95Viz9,966
151-Dungeons and Dragons In Shadow of Dragons1$2.95Kenzer9,949
152-Violent Messiahs6$2.95Image9,936
153-Cow Spring 2001$2.95Image9,747
154-Superman Adventures55$1.99DC9,394
155-Fear Effect Special Retro Helix1$2.95Image9,171
156-Queen & Country1$2.95Oni9,145
157-Double Image2$2.95Image8,650
158-Atomics15$3.50AAA Pop8,620
159-Usagi Yojimbo46$2.99Dark Horse8,560
160-Blade of the Immortal 55$2.99Dark Horse8,521
161-Dragonball Part 310$2.95Viz8,504
162-User3$5.95DC8,353
163-Gunsmith Cats Mister V6$3.50Dark Horse8,263
164-Sergio Aragones Actions Speak3$2.99Dark Horse8,173
165-Stray$5.95DC8,052
166-Jezebelle3$2.50DC7,949
167-Gundam Wing12$2.95Tokyopop7,941
168-Super Manga Blast11$4.99Dark Horse7,596
169-Knights of the Dinner Table53$2.95Kenzer7,360
170-Resident Evil Fire and Ice4$2.50DC7,356
171-Saint Angel4$3.95Image7,321
172-Rockstar Games Oni2$2.99Dark Horse7,269
173-Ranma 1/2 Part 911$2.95Viz7,076
174-Cerebus264$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim6,891
175-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book 56$2.95Viz6,783
176-Gundam Wing Blind Target2$2.95Viz6,667
177-Deadenders15$2.50DC6,663
178-Acme Novelty Library15$9.95Fantagraphics6,474
179-Coven Spellcaster1/2$3.95Comic Cavalcade6,469
180-Poison Elves64$2.95Sirius6,142
181-Quantum & Woody (resolicited)23$2.50Acclaim5,704
182-Image Two In One1$2.95Image5,592
183-Tick Color2$3.95New England5,463
184-Gold Digger Vol. 220$2.95Antarctic5,132
185-Scooby-Doo46$1.99DC5,041
186-Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters6$2.95Kenzer5,011
187-Cardcaptor Sakura14$2.95Tokyopop4,977
188-No Need For Tenchi Part 107$2.95Viz4,607
189-Inu Yasha Part 510$2.95Viz4,452
190-Sonic The Hedgehog95$1.99Archie4,400
191-Gloom Cookie7$2.95Slave Labor4,327
192-How To Draw Manga Figure Drawing4$4.95Antarctic4,233
193-Top Cow Classics Witchblade25$2.95Image3,686
194-First Wave1 Double Vision$2.99Realm3,643
195-Dark Angel23$2.95CPM3,592
196-Coffin4$2.95Oni3,536
197-Cartoon Cartoons3$1.99DC3,493
198-Astounding Space Thrills Galaxy Size1$4.95Image3,368
199-Blue Monday Absolute Beginners2$2.95Oni3,334
200-Ninja High School82$2.95Antarctic3,329
201-Dexters Laboratory21$1.99DC3,321
202-Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight7$2.95CPM3,295
203-Bazooka Jules1 $2.99Com X3,256
204-Archie508$1.99Archie3,230
205-Coven Spellcaster Wraparound Cvr1$3.95Avatar3,226
206-Mike Hoffmans Tigress Tales1$2.95Basement3,166
207-El Hazard The Magninficent World Part 22$2.95Viz3,114
208-Geeksville6$2.95Image3,110
209-Looney Tunes76$1.99DC3,084
210-Fall$3.95Drawn & Quarterly3,076
211-Razorjack1 $3.99Com X3,028
212-Super Taboo Extreme4 $3.95Fantagraphics2,994
213-Zendra3$2.95Penny Farthing2,981
214-Betty & Veronica160$1.99Archie2,972
215-Sabrina Vol. 218$1.99Archie2,959
216-Puncture1$2.99Com X2,921
217-Aqua Knight Part 31$3.50Viz2,903
218-Archie Double Digest124$3.29Archie2,903
219-Dork Tower14$2.95Dork Storm2,848
220-Warrior Nun Areala Ghosts of the Past1$2.95Antarctic2,830
221-Betty98$1.99Archie2,813
222-Housewives At Play6 $3.95Fantagraphics2,749
223-Veronica112$1.99Archie2,723
224-Pals N Gals Double Digest57$3.29Archie2,701
225-Kamikaze 19464$2.95Antarctic2,676
226-Voice of Submission 2 Gehenna6 $3.50Fantagraphics2,594
227-Martian Successor Nadesico22$2.95CPM2,577
228-PVP1$2.95Dork Storm2,568
229-Ranklechick & His Three Legged Cat1$3.95Slave Labor2,546
230-Sexy Symphony1 $3.95Fantagraphics2,521
231-Trademark & Copyright Book$2.95Sirius2,521
232-Betty & Veronica Digest120$2.19Archie2,452
233-Archie & Friends47$1.99Archie2,443
234-Jugheads Double Digest76$3.29Archie2,439
235-Archie Digest180$2.19Archie2,409
236-Saint Tail5$2.95Tokyopop2,310
237-Milk22 $2.95Radio2,293
238-DFE Fathom Killian1 Alt Cvr $6.95Dynamic Forces2,293
239-Geobreeders25$2.95CPM2,267
240-Gigantor10$2.95Antarctic2,237
241-Smile Vol. 34$4.99Tokyopop2,207
242-Miracle Girls6$2.95Tokyopop2,138
243-Yellow Caballero Pikachus New Partner1$2.95Viz2,129
244-Jughead136$1.99Archie2,108
245-Archies Weird Mysteries13$1.99Archie2,086
246-Futabakun Change Vol. 63$2.95Ironcat2,043
247-Time Traveler Ai18$2.95CPM2,013
248-Tomb Raider Gallery Lucky Lara Cover$3.75Comic Cavalcade2,009
249-Lady Death River of Fear Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos1,944
250-Jughead With Archie Digest165$2.19Archie1,927
251-Fathom Killian Holofoil Logo Cover Incentive1$3.00Image1,901
252-Battle Pope Shorts1$4.95Funk-o-tron1,850
253-Wild Zoo5 $2.95Radio1,845
254-Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 23$2.95Ironcat1,837
255-Mobius Klein3$2.95Fantagraphics1,746
256-Furrlough99$2.95Radio1,729
257-Desperate Times Vol. 23$2.95Aaaargh1,686
258-Maxion16$2.95CPM1,656
259-Deja Vu Pond1$2.95Radio1,639
260-Milk Spotlight1 $3.95Radio1,613
261-Space Cowboy2$4.95Vanguard1,609
262-Princess Prince6$2.95CPM1,596
263-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 74 $2.95Ironcat1,544
264-Pantheon7$2.95Lone Star1,527
265-Small Favors2 $3.50Fantagraphics1,523
266-Vampi8$9.95Harris1,514
267-Spellbound Magic of Love (resolicited)2$2.95Fanboy1,493
268-Liberty Meadows3 Final Ptg$2.95Insight1,488
269-Sleeping Dragons3$2.95Slave Labor1,445
270-Liberty Meadows4 Final Ptg$2.95Insight1,441
271-Weather Woman8$2.95CPM1,419
272-Warhammer Monthly40$2.95Games Workshop1,398
273-Immoral Angel15 $2.95CPM1,385
274-Threshold38$4.95Avatar1,342
275-Finder21$2.95Lightspeed1,303
276-Mangazine20$8.99Antarctic1,278
277-Bizzarian7 $2.95Ironcat1,260
278-New Bondage Fairies Curr Prtg11 $2.95Fantagraphics1,239
279-Waiting Place Vol. 28$2.95Slave Labor1,235
280-DFE Garth Ennis Just A Pilgrim1 Alt Cvr $7.95Dynamic Forces1,204
281-7 Guys of Justice8$2.00False Idol1,144
282-Wheres It At Sugar Kat3$2.95Slave Labor1,123
283-Gremlin Trouble26$2.95Anti-Ballistic1,118
284-Bootleg6 $3.50White Lightning1,114
285-Supernatural Law30$2.50Exhibit A1,088
286-Benzine6$4.95Antarctic1,084
287-Cave Bang4 $2.95Fantagraphics1,075
288-Elvira95$2.50Claypool1,067
289-Shi Year of Serpent Tour Book$4.99Crusade1,041
290-Hey Mister Dial M For Mister$3.50Top Shelf998
291-Halloween II The Blackest Eyes Premium Ed$9.99Chaos989
292-Xenos Arrow Book 22$2.95Radio972
293-Nipplez N Tum Tum $3.95Fantagraphics959
294-Afterlife In Gothland3$2.95NBM912
295-Purgatori1/2 Ashcan$6.66Chaos843
296-Men of Mystery29$6.95AC822
297-New Horizons10$4.99Shanda813
298-DFE Aria1 Alt Cvr $6.99Dynamic Forces813
299-Threshold Nude Cvr38$6.00Avatar804
300-Magical Pokemon Journey Part 41$4.95Viz787




March 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

Lone Wolf and Cub continued to lead the charts.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
13Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 8 Chains of the Kurokuwa $9.95Dark Horse12,906
22Ultimate Spider-Man $14.95Marvel9,674
36Batman No Mans Land Vol. 5$12.95DC6,352
48Blade of the Immortal Heart of Darkness $16.95Dark Horse4,230
54Red Star Vol. 1 Battle of Kar Dathras Gate$24.95Image4,136
69Invisibles Apocalipstick$19.95DC3,533
77Planetary The Fourth Man HC$24.95DC3,288
81Batman Archives Vol. 5 HC$49.95DC3,133
910Goldfish The Definitive Coll$19.95Image3,068
1015Flash and Green Lantern The Brave and The Bold$12.95DC2,965
1114Avengers Ultron Unlimited $14.95Marvel2,845
1211Will Eisners Shop Talk$19.95Dark Horse2,802
1321Spawn Vol. 12 Immortality$10.95Image2,642
1416Metabarons Vol. 1 Path of Warrior$14.95Humanoids2,530
1525Warren Ellis Dark Blue$8.95Avatar2,470
1617Witchblade Vol. 4 Distinctions$14.95Image2,453
1712Avengers Supreme Justice $17.95Marvel2,436
1818Dragonball Z Vol. 4 $14.95Viz2,423
1924Gundam Wing Vol. 2 Pkt Mixx (Res)$9.95Tokyopop2,238
2013Art of Gundam Wing$19.95Viz2,169
2119Berlin Book 1$15.95Drawn & Quarterly2,135
2228Gon$9.95DC1,919
235Legion of Super Heroes Archives Vol. 10 HC$49.95DC1,726
2426Joker Mask $11.95Dark Horse1,726
2522Mage The Hero Defined Vol. 4$14.95Image1,700