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April 2001 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The "bounce" that usually happens in April after the dead quarter ends did not happen, despite upticks in several of Marvel's "Ultimate" titles. Fewer titles kept sales from bouncing back.

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
11Ultimate X-Men5$2.25Marvel109,670
22Uncanny X-Men393$2.25Marvel105,890
33X-Men113$2.25Marvel103,634
47Ultimate Spider-Man8$2.25Marvel84,500
59Amazing Spider-Man30$2.25Marvel77,314
610JLA53$2.25DC74,294
714Wolverine163$2.25Marvel73,053
815Ultimate Marvel Spider-Man & Hulk3$2.25Marvel72,098
98Green Arrow3$2.50DC69,694
1017Avengers41$2.25Marvel67,719
115Daredevil (resolicited)16$2.99Marvel64,209
126Daredevil (resolicited)17$2.99Marvel64,026
134Daredevil Yellow2$3.50Marvel60,819
1418Spawn109$2.50Image57,513
1516Tangled Web The Thousand1$2.99Marvel53,234
1622Fantastic Four42$2.25Marvel53,060
1726Peter Parker Spider-Man30$2.25Marvel51,611
1813Universe X9$3.50Marvel46,967
1919X-Men Unlimited31$2.99Marvel46,863
2036Batman590$2.25DC43,396
2130JSA23$2.50DC42,558
2239Thor36$2.25Marvel42,432
2340Superman169$2.25DC41,929
2411Beasts$3.99Marvel41,690
2531Detective Comics757$2.50DC41,595
2632Midnight Nation7$2.50Image40,853
2733Tomb Raider13$2.50Image40,744
2825Fathom Killian2$2.95Image40,132
2934JLA Black Baptism2$2.50DC40,098
3043Captain America42$2.25Marvel39,803
3135Batgirl15$2.50DC39,529
3244Iron Man41$2.25Marvel39,508
3345X-Force115$2.25Marvel39,377
3420X-Men Forever6$3.50Marvel39,121
3527Mutant X32$2.99Marvel38,566
3628Dollz1$2.95Image38,336
3748Nightwing56$2.25DC38,279
3850Action Comics778$2.25DC37,859
3951Thunderbolts51$2.25Marvel37,629
4053Adventures of Superman591$2.25DC36,991
4154Superman The Man of Steel113$2.25DC36,500
4255Cable92$2.25Marvel36,492
4356Incredible Hulk27$2.25Marvel36,396
4457Green Lantern137$2.25DC36,088
4546Batman Gotham Knights16$2.50DC35,073
4662Batman Legends of the Dark Knight142$2.25DC34,582
4763Defenders4$2.25Marvel34,469
4852Witchblade47$2.50Image33,788
4966Harley Quinn7$2.25DC32,256
5037Marvel Knights12$2.99Marvel32,247
5138Just A Pilgrim2$2.99Wizard32,083
5259Spectre4$2.50DC31,388
5361Titans28$2.50DC31,327
5442Ministry of Space1$2.95Image30,846
5564Monarchy3$2.50DC30,277
5624Universe X Omnibus$3.99Marvel29,735
5776Flash173$2.25DC29,054
5847Citizen V1$2.99Marvel28,832
5977Wonder Woman169$2.25DC28,793
6078Robin89$2.25DC28,780
6149Star Wars Jedi Vs Sith1$2.99Dark Horse28,680
6269Captain Marvel18$2.50Marvel28,615
6371X-Men The Hidden Years19$2.50Marvel27,834
6458Powers11$2.95Image27,049
6574Young Justice32$2.50DC26,706
6660Star Wars Underworld5$2.99Dark Horse26,194
6775Birds of Prey30$2.50DC26,185
6883Spider-Girl33$2.25Marvel25,985
6986Catwoman93$2.25DC25,521
7065Red Star6$2.95Image24,914
7191Deadpool53$2.25Marvel24,549
7267Crux1$2.95Crossgen24,436
7368Promethea14$2.95DC24,280
7481No Honor3$2.50Image23,902
7541Legion Worlds1$3.95DC23,777
7612J Scott Campbell Danger Girl Sketchbook$6.95DC23,664
7770Star Wars29$2.99Dark Horse23,638
7885Starman78$2.50DC23,291
7972Aria Soul Market2$2.95Image22,792
8087Codename Knockout0$2.50DC22,770
8121Batman League of Batmen1$5.95DC22,627
8273Tenth Resurrected1$2.99Dark Horse22,379
8389Steampunk8$2.50DC22,366
8429Green Lantern Dragon Lord1$4.95DC22,088
8594Batman Hollywood Knight3$2.50DC21,945
86105Supergirl57$2.25DC21,906
8795Gen 1364$2.50DC21,767
8898Black Panther31$2.50Marvel21,333
8980Obergeist1$2.95Image20,452
9023Enemy Ace War In Heaven2$5.95DC19,992
91104Hellspawn9$2.50Image19,992
9284First6$2.95Crossgen19,762
93106Hellblazer161$2.50DC19,342
9488Scion11$2.95Crossgen18,973
95107Transmetropolitan45$2.50DC18,903
96108Sam and Twitch21$2.50Image18,877
97109Wildcats Vol. 222$2.50DC18,847
9890Mystic11$2.95Crossgen18,777
9992Silke4$2.99Dark Horse18,413
10093Buffy The Vampire Slayer32$2.99Dark Horse18,378
101111Spawn The Dark Ages26$2.50Image18,369
102122Superboy87$2.25DC18,244
10396Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine5$2.99Marvel18,161
10497Lady Death Alive1$2.99Chaos18,074
10599Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow & Tara Special$2.99Dark Horse17,762
106101Vampi9$2.95Harris17,619
107100Jade1$2.99Chaos17,541
108115Legends of the DC Universe41$2.50DC17,519
109102Sigil11$2.95Crossgen17,263
110103Meridian11$2.95Crossgen17,176
111118Azrael Agent of the Bat77$2.50DC17,024
112119Martian Manhunter31$2.50DC16,898
113120Orion13$2.50DC16,434
114121100 Bullets23$2.50DC16,421
115123American Century2$2.50DC15,970
116110Savage Dragon86$2.95Image15,879
117124Lucifer13$2.50DC15,675
118126Simpsons Comics57$2.50Bongo15,406
119127Names of Magic5$2.50DC15,336
120112Sailor Moon30$2.95Tokyopop15,176
121113Strangers In Paradise Vol. III40$2.95Abstract15,071
122114Angel Cordelia Special17$2.99Dark Horse14,650
123117Zero Girl5$2.95DC14,486
124129Crusades2$2.50DC14,442
125116Chastity Shattered1$2.99Chaos14,290
126130Impulse73$2.50DC14,286
127141Batman Gotham Adventures37$1.99DC13,561
128132El Diablo4$2.50DC13,136
129125Area 523$2.95Image13,058
130135Outlaw Nation8$2.50DC12,593
131136Swamp Thing14$2.50DC12,394
132147Batman Beyond20$1.99DC11,773
133140Weird Western Tales3$2.50DC11,192
134133Disciples1$2.95Image11,127
135134Dark Angel Phoenix Resurrection4$2.95Image10,706
13679Gen 13 Science Friction$5.95DC10,602
137157Powerpuff Girls14$1.99DC10,293
138131Oh My Goddess Part X3$3.50Dark Horse10,155
13982House of Secrets Facade2$5.95DC10,024
140138Dragonball Z Part 45$2.95Viz9,799
141159Superman Adventures56$1.99DC9,478
142142Usagi Yojimbo47$2.99Dark Horse8,697
143137Atomics16$3.50AAA Pop8,614
144144Gundam Wing Episode Zero1$2.95Viz8,605
145143Blade of the Immortal 56$2.99Dark Horse8,493
146139Gunsmith Cats Mister V7$3.50Dark Horse8,258
147145Dragonball Part 311$2.95Viz8,189
148146Sergio Argones Actions Speak4$2.99Dark Horse8,002
149148Adventures of Barry Ween 3 Monkey Tales2$2.95Oni7,698
150128Super Manga Blast12$4.99Dark Horse7,668
151149Murder Me Dead5$2.95El Capitan7,577
152150Knights of the Dinner Table54$2.95Kenzer7,564
153152Double Image3$2.95Image7,499
154153Ranma 1/2 Part 101$2.95Viz7,334
155155Dark Realm4$2.95Image7,208
156154Rockstar Games Oni3$2.99Dark Horse7,169
157156Gundam Wing Blind Target3$2.95Viz7,156
158170Cerebus265$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim6,909
159158Neon Genesis Evangelion Book 57$2.95Viz6,861
160164Deadenders16$2.50DC6,696
161166Jezebelle4$2.50DC6,505
162151Demonslayer Vengeance1$3.50Avatar6,331
163162Poison Elves Lusiphur & Lirilith2$2.95Sirius5,971
164163Hammer of the Gods2$2.95Insight5,906
165165Incal1$2.95Humanoids5,524
166189Scooby-Doo47$1.99DC5,385
167168Castle Waiting5$2.95Cartoon5,346
168169Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated6$2.95Kenzer5,268
169171Girl Genius2$2.95Ironcat5,255
170172Cardcaptor Sakura15$2.95Tokyopop5,221
171173Gold Digger Vol. 221$2.95Antarctic5,208
172160No Need For Tenchi Part 111$3.50Viz5,108
173208Sonic The Hedgehog96$1.99Archie4,583
174178Inu Yasha Part 511$2.95Viz4,470
175167American Splendor Portrait of the Artist In His Declining Years$3.99Dark Horse3,958
176183First Wave2 Double Vision$2.99Andromeda3,888
177190Dark Angel24$2.95CPM3,624
178226Archie509$1.99Archie3,502
179176Distant Soil32$3.95Image3,476
1801947th Sea1$2.95Studio G3,441
181230Dexters Laboratory22$1.99DC3,389
182195Ninja High School83$2.95Antarctic3,372
183231Betty99$1.99Archie3,359
184188Jetcat Clubhouse1$3.25Oni3,328
185198Gold Digger Edge Guard5$2.95Radio3,302
186191Betty & Veronica Double Digest97$3.29Archie3,237
187202Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight8$2.95CPM3,216
188237Looney Tunes77$1.99DC3,194
189180Super Taboo Extreme5$3.95Fantagraphics3,172
190238Betty & Veronica161$1.99Archie3,168
191205Klyde & Meriem Cavewoman One Shot Sp$2.95Basement3,142
192206El Hazard The Magnificent World Part 23$2.95Viz3,129
193193Archie Double Digest125$3.29Archie3,125
194243Sabrina Vol. 219$1.99Archie3,120
195207Zendra4$2.95Penny Farthing3,103
196246Veronica113$1.99Archie3,081
197247Cartoon Cartoons4$1.99DC3,077
198204Pals N Gals Double Digest58$3.29Archie2,864
199256Betty & Veronica Spectacular48$1.99Archie2,825
200197Aqua Knight Part 32$3.50Viz2,812
201210Kamikaze 19465$2.95Antarctic2,777
202211Bazooka Jules2$2.95Com X2,769
203203Voice of Submission 2 Gehenna7$3.50Fantagraphics2,704
204215Akiko44$2.95Sirius2,625
205216Martian Successor Nadesico23$2.95CPM2,599
206217Boneyard2$2.95NBM2,565
207219Warrior Nun Areala Ghosts of the Past2$2.95Antarctic2,534
208220Return of Alison Dare Little Miss Adv1$2.95Oni2,495
209181How To Color For Comics A Gd To Comp Coloring$4.95Antarctic2,482
210209Go Girl3$3.50Image2,456
211199Rumble Girls7$3.95Image2,452
212221Nodwick8$2.95Dork Storm2,443
213222Hectic Planet Bummer Trilogy$2.95Slave Labor2,417
214223Kreeky Playground1$2.95Sirius2,413
215201Razorjack2 $3.99Com X2,404
216227Saint Tail6$2.95Tokyopop2,348
217252Sonic The Hedgehog Two Pack (reorders)$2.49Archie2,339
218224Red Star Virgin Convention Cover Incentive6 $3.00Image2,335
219184Smile Vol. 35$4.99Tokyopop2,313
220228Dahlia Vampire1$2.95Ironcat2,309
221240Sidekicks (resolicited)3$2.75Fanboy2,274
222229Puncture2$2.99Com X2,265
223232Genus47$2.95Radio2,248
224234Geobreeders26$2.95CPM2,222
225266Laugh Digest166$2.19Archie2,209
226235Miracle Girls7$2.95Tokyopop2,196
227236No Honor Exc Preview Book1 $3.00Image2,126
228241Tenth Resurrected Incentive Tony Daniel Alt Cvr1$2.99Dark Horse2,087
229272Jughead With Archie Digest166$2.19Archie2,087
230182Furrlough100$5.95Radio2,061
231248Futabakun Change Vol. 64$2.95Ironcat2,057
232249Pokemon Adventures Part 42$2.95Viz2,048
233250Time Traveler Ai19$2.95CPM1,992
234257Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 24$2.95Ironcat1,870
235258Stark Raven7$2.95Endless Horizon1,827
236225Demonslayer Vengeance Wraparound Cvr1$3.95Avatar1,771
237192Coven Spellcaster Into Hell Ed1$5.95Comic Cavalcade1,727
238264Maxion17$2.95CPM1,662
239196Vampirella Giant Sized Ltd Ashcan1 $5.95Harris1,658
240265Victorian (resolicited)8$2.95Penny Farthing1,645
241267Naughty Bits34$2.95Fantagraphics1,632
242268Ogenki Clinic Vol. 75$2.95Ironcat1,606
243293Arsenic Lullaby14$2.50A Silent1,588
244269Princess Prince7$2.95CPM1,588
245270Mobius Klein4$2.95Fanboy1,580
246187Manga Ex2$6.95Antarctic1,571
247218Threshold39$4.95Avatar1,528
248276Eddie Campbells Bacchus59$2.95Eddie Campbell1,510
249174Rising Stars Exclusive Monstermart Alternate Ed12$9.95Image1,484
250175Lady Death Alive Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos1,475
251278Silke Tony Daniel Incentive Alt Cvr4$2.99Dark Horse1,471
252279Patrick The Wolf Boy Mothers Day Sp$2.95Blindwolf1,436
253200DFE Tenth Resurrected Alt Cvr1$6.95Dark Horse1,384
254287Warhammer Monthly41$2.95Games Workshop1,384
255288Immoral Angel16$2.95CPM1,380
256291Spellbound Magic of Love (resolicited)3$2.95Fanboy1,350
257177Chastity Shattered Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos1,345
258179Jade Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos1,298
259185Mangazine21$8.99Antarctic1,267
260337Bad Art Collection New Ptg (reorders)$1.95Slave Labor1,250
261300Red Star Virgin Convention Cover Expanded Incentive6 $3.00Image1,237
262302Simpsons Comics & Stories1$2.95Bongo1,215
263303Bizzarian8$2.95Ironcat1,206
264281Pleasure Bound7$3.50Fantagraphics1,193
265304Johnny The Homicidal Maniac Curr Ptg (reorders)1$2.95Slave Labor1,193
266161How To Color For Comics A Gd To Comp Coloring Cd Ed$14.95Antarctic1,180
267186Vampi9$9.95Harris1,141
268321Elvira96$2.50Claypool1,120
2693487 Guys of Justice9$2.00False Idol1,102
270309Alice In Lostworld4$2.95Radio1,094
271299Voracia$3.50Fantagraphics1,068
272239Threshold Adult Cvr39$6.00Avatar1,046
273284Astrider Hugo2$3.95Radio1,046
274311Extinctioners Vol. 29$2.99Shanda1,046
275327Millennium Edition Detective Comics359$2.50DC1,042
276295Palooka Ville 10th Anniv Ed1 $3.75Drawn & Quarterly1,011
277317Highway 132$2.95Slave Labor994
278360Spawn (reorders)22$1.95Image942
279273Magical Pokemon Journey Part 42$4.95Viz920
280323Mangaphile11$2.95Radio920
281364Spawn (reorders)16$1.95Image911
282325Saiko & Lavender Book5$2.95Antarctic898
283326Ace of Diamonds2$2.95Lone Star894
284369Spawn (reorders)83$1.95Image846
285333Sexecutioner Vol. 31$3.00Eclectic829
286253DFE Dollz1 Ltd Ed Cvr$6.95Dynamic Forces825
287254Men of Mystery30$6.95AC820
288370Spawn (reorders)85$1.95Image820
289340New Bondage Fairies Curr Prtg1$2.95Fantagraphics807
290341Tony Digerolamos Travelers9$2.95Kenzer803
291373Spawn (reorders)84$1.95Image785
292214DFE Star Wars Jedi Vs Sith Gold Foil Ed1$10.00Dark Horse785
293346Dark Angel Phoenix Resurrection (reorders)1$2.95Image759
294347Dr Grave5$2.95Slave Labor755
295298Spawn Mcfarlane Cover100$4.95Image755
296262Glam Warp$6.95Fantagraphics738
297277Smiley Movie Sp Bootleg Ed$6.00Chaos738
298301Razor Till I Bleed Daylight Expanded Ed2$5.00Avatar733
299329Temple Duncan$3.50Fantagraphics733
300350Lenore (reorders)7$2.95Slave Labor707




April 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

The top graphic novels were up significantly year-over-year.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
15Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 9 Shadows Echoes $9.95Dark Horse13,761
21Preacher Vol. 9 Alamo$17.95DC11,838
33Punisher Welcome Back Frank$24.95Marvel7,013
47Quotable Sandman HC$9.95DC6,171
56Top Ten Book One$14.95DC5,190
62Spirit Archives Vol. 4 HC$49.95DC3,797
79Star Wars Darth Maul $12.95Dark Horse3,780
814Sailor Moon Pocket Mixx Vol. 9$9.95Tokyopop3,732
916Broms Little Black Bk$9.95Sirius3,619
104Green Lantern Archives Vol. 3 HC$49.95DC3,094
118Starman Vol. 6 To Reach The Stars $17.95DC2,951
1224Essence Art of Yoshitoshi Abe$7.95Fanboy2,721
1318Aliens Vs Predator Vs The Terminator$11.95Dark Horse2,569
1411Darkminds Vol. 1 Paradox$19.95Image2,178
1525Spyboy Trial & Error$9.95Dark Horse2,139
1627Gundam Wing Pocket Mixx Vol. 3$9.95Tokyopop2,087
1719Gundam Wing Vol. 1 Ground Zero$14.95Viz1,996
1820Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady Sudden Death$14.95Dark Horse1,979
1912Mystic Vol. 1$19.95Crossgen1,944
2013Age of Bronze Vol. 1 A Thousand Ships$19.95Image1,909
2115Sigil Vol. 1$19.95Crossgen1,844
2222Star Trek Other Realities$14.95DC1,666
2317Orion 3rd Ed$19.95Dark Horse1,627
2423Video Girl Ai Vol. 3 Recall$15.95Viz1,532
2526Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 1 New Prtg$14.95Marvel1,393