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April 2001 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Ultimate X-Men 5 $2.25 Marvel 109,670
2 Uncanny X-Men 393 $2.25 Marvel 105,890
3 X-Men 113 $2.25 Marvel 103,634
4 Ultimate Spider-Man 8 $2.25 Marvel 84,500
5 Amazing Spider-Man 30 $2.25 Marvel 77,314
6 JLA 53 $2.25 DC 74,294
7 Wolverine 163 $2.25 Marvel 73,053
8 Ultimate Marvel Spider-Man & Hulk 3 $2.25 Marvel 72,098
9 Green Arrow 3 $2.50 DC 69,694
10 Avengers 41 $2.25 Marvel 67,719
11 Daredevil 16 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 64,209
12 Daredevil 17 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 64,026
13 Daredevil Yellow 2 $3.50 Marvel 60,819
14 Spawn 109 $2.50 Image 57,513
15 Tangled Web The Thousand 1 $2.99 Marvel 53,234
16 Fantastic Four 42 $2.25 Marvel 53,060
17 Peter Parker Spider-Man 30 $2.25 Marvel 51,611
18 Universe X 9 $3.50 Marvel 46,967
19 X-Men Unlimited 31 $2.99 Marvel 46,863
20 Batman 590 $2.25 DC 43,396
21 JSA 23 $2.50 DC 42,558
22 Thor 36 $2.25 Marvel 42,432
23 Superman 169 $2.25 DC 41,929
24 Beasts $3.99 Marvel 41,690
25 Detective Comics 757 $2.50 DC 41,595
26 Midnight Nation 7 $2.50 Image 40,853
27 Tomb Raider 13 $2.50 Image 40,744
28 Fathom Killian 2 $2.95 Image 40,132
29 JLA Black Baptism 2 $2.50 DC 40,098
30 Captain America 42 $2.25 Marvel 39,803
31 Batgirl 15 $2.50 DC 39,529
32 Iron Man 41 $2.25 Marvel 39,508
33 X-Force 115 $2.25 Marvel 39,377
34 X-Men Forever 6 $3.50 Marvel 39,121
35 Mutant X 32 $2.99 Marvel 38,566
36 Dollz 1 $2.95 Image 38,336
37 Nightwing 56 $2.25 DC 38,279
38 Action Comics 778 $2.25 DC 37,859
39 Thunderbolts 51 $2.25 Marvel 37,629
40 Adventures Of Superman 591 $2.25 DC 36,991
41 Superman The Man Of Steel 113 $2.25 DC 36,500
42 Cable 92 $2.25 Marvel 36,492
43 Incredible Hulk 27 $2.25 Marvel 36,396
44 Green Lantern 137 $2.25 DC 36,088
45 Batman Gotham Knights 16 $2.50 DC 35,073
46 Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight 142 $2.25 DC 34,582
47 Defenders 4 $2.25 Marvel 34,469
48 Witchblade 47 $2.50 Image 33,788
49 Harley Quinn 7 $2.25 DC 32,256
50 Marvel Knights 12 $2.99 Marvel 32,247
51 Just A Pilgrim 2 $2.99 Wizard 32,083
52 Spectre 4 $2.50 DC 31,388
53 Titans 28 $2.50 DC 31,327
54 Ministry Of Space 1 $2.95 Image 30,846
55 Monarchy 3 $2.50 DC 30,277
56 Universe X Omnibus $3.99 Marvel 29,735
57 Flash 173 $2.25 DC 29,054
58 Citizen V 1 $2.99 Marvel 28,832
59 Wonder Woman 169 $2.25 DC 28,793
60 Robin 89 $2.25 DC 28,780
61 Star Wars Jedi Vs Sith 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 28,680
62 Captain Marvel 18 $2.50 Marvel 28,615
63 X-Men The Hidden Years 19 $2.50 Marvel 27,834
64 Powers 11 $2.95 Image 27,049
65 Young Justice 32 $2.50 DC 26,706
66 Star Wars Underworld 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 26,194
67 Birds Of Prey 30 $2.50 DC 26,185
68 Spider-Girl 33 $2.25 Marvel 25,985
69 Catwoman 93 $2.25 DC 25,521
70 Red Star 6 $2.95 Image 24,914
71 Deadpool 53 $2.25 Marvel 24,549
72 Crux 1 $2.95 Crossgen 24,436
73 Promethea 14 $2.95 DC 24,280
74 No Honor 3 $2.50 Image 23,902
75 Legion Worlds 1 $3.95 DC 23,777
76 J Scott Campbell Danger Girl Sketchbook $6.95 DC 23,664
77 Star Wars 29 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,638
78 Starman 78 $2.50 DC 23,291
79 Aria Soul Market 2 $2.95 Image 22,792
80 Codename Knockout 0 $2.50 DC 22,770
81 Batman League Of Batmen 1 $5.95 DC 22,627
82 Tenth Resurrected 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 22,379
83 Steampunk 8 $2.50 DC 22,366
84 Green Lantern Dragon Lord 1 $4.95 DC 22,088
85 Batman Hollywood Knight 3 $2.50 DC 21,945
86 Supergirl 57 $2.25 DC 21,906
87 Gen 13 64 $2.50 DC 21,767
88 Black Panther 31 $2.50 Marvel 21,333
89 Obergeist 1 $2.95 Image 20,452
90 Enemy Ace War In Heaven 2 $5.95 DC 19,992
91 Hellspawn 9 $2.50 Image 19,992
92 First 6 $2.95 Crossgen 19,762
93 Hellblazer 161 $2.50 DC 19,342
94 Scion 11 $2.95 Crossgen 18,973
95 Transmetropolitan 45 $2.50 DC 18,903
96 Sam And Twitch 21 $2.50 Image 18,877
97 Wildcats Vol. 2 22 $2.50 DC 18,847
98 Mystic 11 $2.95 Crossgen 18,777
99 Silke 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 18,413
100 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 32 $2.99 Dark Horse 18,378
101 Spawn The Dark Ages 26 $2.50 Image 18,369
102 Superboy 87 $2.25 DC 18,244
103 Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine 5 $2.99 Marvel 18,161
104 Lady Death Alive 1 $2.99 Chaos 18,074
105 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow & Tara Special $2.99 Dark Horse 17,762
106 Vampi 9 $2.95 Harris 17,619
107 Jade 1 $2.99 Chaos 17,541
108 Legends Of The DC Universe 41 $2.50 DC 17,519
109 Sigil 11 $2.95 Crossgen 17,263
110 Meridian 11 $2.95 Crossgen 17,176
111 Azrael Agent Of The Bat 77 $2.50 DC 17,024
112 Martian Manhunter 31 $2.50 DC 16,898
113 Orion 13 $2.50 DC 16,434
114 100 Bullets 23 $2.50 DC 16,421
115 American Century 2 $2.50 DC 15,970
116 Savage Dragon 86 $2.95 Image 15,879
117 Lucifer 13 $2.50 DC 15,675
118 Simpsons Comics 57 $2.50 Bongo 15,406
119 Names Of Magic 5 $2.50 DC 15,336
120 Sailor Moon 30 $2.95 Tokyopop 15,176
121 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 40 $2.95 Abstract 15,071
122 Angel Cordelia Special 17 $2.99 Dark Horse 14,650
123 Zero Girl 5 $2.95 DC 14,486
124 Crusades 2 $2.50 DC 14,442
125 Chastity Shattered 1 $2.99 Chaos 14,290
126 Impulse 73 $2.50 DC 14,286
127 Batman Gotham Adventures 37 $1.99 DC 13,561
128 El Diablo 4 $2.50 DC 13,136
129 Area 52 3 $2.95 Image 13,058
130 Outlaw Nation 8 $2.50 DC 12,593
131 Swamp Thing 14 $2.50 DC 12,394
132 Batman Beyond 20 $1.99 DC 11,773
133 Weird Western Tales 3 $2.50 DC 11,192
134 Disciples 1 $2.95 Image 11,127
135 Dark Angel Phoenix Resurrection 4 $2.95 Image 10,706
136 Gen 13 Science Friction $5.95 DC 10,602
137 Powerpuff Girls 14 $1.99 DC 10,293
138 Oh My Goddess Part X 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 10,155
139 House Of Secrets Facade 2 $5.95 DC 10,024
140 Dragonball Z Part 4 5 $2.95 Viz 9,799
141 Superman Adventures 56 $1.99 DC 9,478
142 Usagi Yojimbo 47 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,697
143 Atomics 16 $3.50 AAA Pop 8,614
144 Gundam Wing Episode Zero 1 $2.95 Viz 8,605
145 Blade Of The Immortal 56 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,493
146 Gunsmith Cats Mister V 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 8,258
147 Dragonball Part 3 11 $2.95 Viz 8,189
148 Sergio Argones Actions Speak 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,002
149 Adventures Of Barry Ween 3 Monkey Tales 2 $2.95 Oni 7,698
150 Super Manga Blast 12 $4.99 Dark Horse 7,668
151 Murder Me Dead 5 $2.95 El Capitan 7,577
152 Knights Of The Dinner Table 54 $2.95 Kenzer 7,564
153 Double Image 3 $2.95 Image 7,499
154 Ranma 1/2 Part 10 1 $2.95 Viz 7,334
155 Dark Realm 4 $2.95 Image 7,208
156 Rockstar Games Oni 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,169
157 Gundam Wing Blind Target 3 $2.95 Viz 7,156
158 Cerebus 265 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 6,909
159 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book 5 7 $2.95 Viz 6,861
160 Deadenders 16 $2.50 DC 6,696
161 Jezebelle 4 $2.50 DC 6,505
162 Demonslayer Vengeance 1 $3.50 Avatar 6,331
163 Poison Elves Lusiphur & Lirilith 2 $2.95 Sirius 5,971
164 Hammer Of The Gods 2 $2.95 Insight 5,906
165 Incal 1 $2.95 Humanoids 5,524
166 Scooby-Doo 47 $1.99 DC 5,385
167 Castle Waiting 5 $2.95 Cartoon 5,346
168 Knights Of The Dinner Table Illustrated 6 $2.95 Kenzer 5,268
169 Girl Genius 2 $2.95 Ironcat 5,255
170 Cardcaptor Sakura 15 $2.95 Tokyopop 5,221
171 Gold Digger Vol. 2 21 $2.95 Antarctic 5,208
172 No Need For Tenchi Part 11 1 $3.50 Viz 5,108
173 Sonic The Hedgehog 96 $1.99 Archie 4,583
174 Inu Yasha Part 5 11 $2.95 Viz 4,470
175 American Splendor Portrait of the Artist In His Declining Years $3.99 Dark Horse 3,958
176 First Wave 2 Double Vision $2.99 Andromeda 3,888
177 Dark Angel 24 $2.95 CPM 3,624
178 Archie 509 $1.99 Archie 3,502
179 Distant Soil 32 $3.95 Image 3,476
180 7th Sea 1 $2.95 Studio G 3,441
181 Dexters Laboratory 22 $1.99 DC 3,389
182 Ninja High School 83 $2.95 Antarctic 3,372
183 Betty 99 $1.99 Archie 3,359
184 Jetcat Clubhouse 1 $3.25 Oni 3,328
185 Gold Digger Edge Guard 5 $2.95 Radio 3,302
186 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 97 $3.29 Archie 3,237
187 Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight 8 $2.95 CPM 3,216
188 Looney Tunes 77 $1.99 DC 3,194
189 Super Taboo Extreme 5 $3.95 Fantagraphics 3,172
190 Betty & Veronica 161 $1.99 Archie 3,168
191 Klyde & Meriem Cavewoman One Shot Sp $2.95 Basement 3,142
192 El Hazard The Magnificent World Part 2 3 $2.95 Viz 3,129
193 Archie Double Digest 125 $3.29 Archie 3,125
194 Sabrina Vol. 2 19 $1.99 Archie 3,120
195 Zendra 4 $2.95 Penny Farthing 3,103
196 Veronica 113 $1.99 Archie 3,081
197 Cartoon Cartoons 4 $1.99 DC 3,077
198 Pals N Gals Double Digest 58 $3.29 Archie 2,864
199 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 48 $1.99 Archie 2,825
200 Aqua Knight Part 3 2 $3.50 Viz 2,812
201 Kamikaze 1946 5 $2.95 Antarctic 2,777
202 Bazooka Jules 2 $2.95 Com X 2,769
203 Voice Of Submission 2 Gehenna 7 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,704
204 Akiko 44 $2.95 Sirius 2,625
205 Martian Successor Nadesico 23 $2.95 CPM 2,599
206 Boneyard 2 $2.95 NBM 2,565
207 Warrior Nun Areala Ghosts Of The Past 2 $2.95 Antarctic 2,534
208 Return Of Alison Dare Little Miss Adv 1 $2.95 Oni 2,495
209 How To Color For Comics A Gd To Comp Coloring $4.95 Antarctic 2,482
210 Go Girl 3 $3.50 Image 2,456
211 Rumble Girls 7 $3.95 Image 2,452
212 Nodwick 8 $2.95 Dork Storm 2,443
213 Hectic Planet Bummer Trilogy $2.95 Slave Labor 2,417
214 Kreeky Playground 1 $2.95 Sirius 2,413
215 Razorjack 2 $3.99 Com X 2,404
216 Saint Tail 6 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,348
217 Sonic The Hedgehog Two Pack (O/A) $2.49 Archie 2,339
218 Red Star Virgin Convention Cover Incentive 6 $3.00 Image 2,335
219 Smile Vol. 3 5 $4.99 Tokyopop 2,313
220 Dahlia Vampire 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,309
221 Sidekicks 3 (Res) $2.75 Fanboy 2,274
222 Puncture 2 $2.99 Com X 2,265
223 Genus 47 $2.95 Radio 2,248
224 Geobreeders 26 $2.95 CPM 2,222
225 Laugh Digest 166 $2.19 Archie 2,209
226 Miracle Girls 7 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,196
227 No Honor Exc Preview Book 1 $3.00 Image 2,126
228 Tenth Resurrected Incentive Tony Daniel Alt Cvr 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 2,087
229 Jughead With Archie Digest 166 $2.19 Archie 2,087
230 Furrlough 100 $5.95 Radio 2,061
231 Futabakun Change Vol. 6 4 $2.95 Ironcat 2,057
232 Pokemon Adventures Part 4 2 $2.95 Viz 2,048
233 Time Traveler Ai 19 $2.95 CPM 1,992
234 Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 2 4 $2.95 Ironcat 1,870
235 Stark Raven 7 $2.95 Endless Horizon 1,827
236 Demonslayer Vengeance Wraparound Cvr 1 $3.95 Avatar 1,771
237 Coven Spellcaster Into Hell Ed 1 $5.95 Comic Cavalcade 1,727
238 Maxion 17 $2.95 CPM 1,662
239 Vampirella Giant Sized Ltd Ashcan 1 $5.95 Harris 1,658
240 Victorian 8 (Res) $2.95 Penny Farthing 1,645
241 Naughty Bits 34 $2.95 Fantagraphics 1,632
242 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 7 5 $2.95 Ironcat 1,606
243 Arsenic Lullaby 14 $2.50 A Silent 1,588
244 Princess Prince 7 $2.95 CPM 1,588
245 Mobius Klein 4 $2.95 Fanboy 1,580
246 Manga Ex 2 $6.95 Antarctic 1,571
247 Threshold 39 $4.95 Avatar 1,528
248 Eddie Campbells Bacchus 59 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 1,510
249 Rising Stars Exclusive Monstermart Alternate Ed 12 $9.95 Image 1,484
250 Lady Death Alive Premium Ed 1 $9.99 Chaos 1,475
251 Silke Tony Daniel Incentive Alt Cvr 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 1,471
252 Patrick The Wolf Boy Mothers Day Sp $2.95 Blindwolf 1,436
253 DFE Tenth Resurrected Alt Cvr 1 $6.95 Dark Horse 1,384
254 Warhammer Monthly 41 $2.95 Games Workshop 1,384
255 Immoral Angel 16 $2.95 CPM 1,380
256 Spellbound Magic Of Love 3 (Res) $2.95 Fanboy 1,350
257 Chastity Shattered Premium Ed 1 $9.99 Chaos 1,345
258 Jade Premium Ed 1 $9.99 Chaos 1,298
259 Mangazine 21 $8.99 Antarctic 1,267
260 Bad Art Collection New Ptg (O/A) $1.95 Slave Labor 1,250
261 Red Star Virgin Convention Cover Expanded Incentive 6 $3.00 Image 1,237
262 Simpsons Comics & Stories 1 $2.95 Bongo 1,215
263 Bizzarian 8 $2.95 Ironcat 1,206
264 Pleasure Bound 7 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,193
265 Johnny The Homicidal Maniac Curr Ptg 1 (O/A) $2.95 Slave Labor 1,193
266 How To Color For Comics A Gd To Comp Coloring Cd Ed $14.95 Antarctic 1,180
267 Vampi 9 $9.95 Harris 1,141
268 Elvira 96 $2.50 Claypool 1,120
269 7 Guys Of Justice 9 $2.00 False Idol 1,102
270 Alice In Lostworld 4 $2.95 Radio 1,094
271 Voracia $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,068
272 Threshold Adult Cvr 39 $6.00 Avatar 1,046
273 Astrider Hugo 2 $3.95 Radio 1,046
274 Extinctioners Vol. 2 9 $2.99 Shanda 1,046
275 Millennium Edition Detective Comics 359 $2.50 DC 1,042
276 Palooka Ville 10th Anniv Ed 1 $3.75 Drawn & Quarterly 1,011
277 Highway 13 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 994
278 Spawn 22 (O/A) $1.95 Image 942
279 Magical Pokemon Journey Part 4 2 $4.95 Viz 920
280 Mangaphile 11 $2.95 Radio 920
281 Spawn 16 (O/A) $1.95 Image 911
282 Saiko & Lavender Book 5 $2.95 Antarctic 898
283 Ace Of Diamonds 2 $2.95 Lone Star 894
284 Spawn 83 (O/A) $1.95 Image 846
285 Sexecutioner Vol. 3 1 $3.00 Eclectic 829
286 DFE Dollz 1 Ltd Ed Cvr $6.95 Dynamic Forces 825
287 Men Of Mystery 30 $6.95 AC 820
288 Spawn 85 (O/A) $1.95 Image 820
289 New Bondage Fairies Curr Prtg 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics 807
290 Tony Digerolamos Travelers 9 $2.95 Kenzer 803
291 Spawn 84 (O/A) $1.95 Image 785
292 DFE Star Wars Jedi Vs Sith Gold Foil Ed 1 $10.00 Dark Horse 785
293 Dark Angel Phoenix Resurrection 1 (O/A) $2.95 Image 759
294 Dr Grave 5 $2.95 Slave Labor 755
295 Spawn Mcfarlane Cover 100 $4.95 Image 755
296 Glam Warp $6.95 Fantagraphics 738
297 Smiley Movie Sp Bootleg Ed $6.00 Chaos 738
298 Razor Till I Bleed Daylight Expanded Ed 2 $5.00 Avatar 733
299 Temple Duncan $3.50 Fantagraphics 733
300 Lenore 7 (O/A) $2.95 Slave Labor 707
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 9 Shadows Echoes $9.95 Dark Horse 13,761
2 Preacher Vol. 9 Alamo $17.95 DC 11,838
3 Punisher Welcome Back Frank $24.95 Marvel 7,013
4 Quotable Sandman HC $9.95 DC 6,171
5 Top Ten Book One $14.95 DC 5,190
6 Spirit Archives Vol. 4 HC $49.95 DC 3,797
7 Star Wars Darth Maul $12.95 Dark Horse 3,780
8 Sailor Moon Pocket Mixx Vol. 9 $9.95 Tokyopop 3,732
9 Broms Little Black Bk $9.95 Sirius 3,619
10 Green Lantern Archives Vol. 3 HC $49.95 DC 3,094
11 Starman Vol. 6 To Reach The Stars $17.95 DC 2,951
12 Essence Art Of Yoshitoshi Abe $7.95 Fanboy 2,721
13 Aliens Vs Predator Vs The Terminator $11.95 Dark Horse 2,569
14 Darkminds Vol. 1 Paradox $19.95 Image 2,178
15 Spyboy Trial & Error $9.95 Dark Horse 2,139
16 Gundam Wing Pocket Mixx Vol. 3 $9.95 Tokyopop 2,087
17 Gundam Wing Vol. 1 Ground Zero $14.95 Viz 1,996
18 Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady Sudden Death $14.95 Dark Horse 1,979
19 Mystic Vol. 1 $19.95 Crossgen 1,944
20 Age Of Bronze Vol. 1 A Thousand Ships $19.95 Image 1,909
21 Sigil Vol. 1 $19.95 Crossgen 1,844
22 Star Trek Other Realities $14.95 DC 1,666
23 Orion 3rd Ed $19.95 Dark Horse 1,627
24 Video Girl Ai Vol. 3 Recall $15.95 Viz 1,532
25 Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 1 New Prtg $14.95 Marvel 1,393




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