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May 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 New X-Men 114 $2.25 Marvel 144,835
2 Uncanny X-Men 394 $2.25 Marvel 136,081
3 X-Treme X-Men 1 $2.99 Marvel 135,219
4 Ultimate X-Men 6 $2.25 Marvel 106,962
5 Green Arrow 4 $2.50 DC 85,317
6 Ultimate Spider-Man 9 $2.25 Marvel 84,724
7 JLA 54 $2.25 DC 74,229
8 Amazing Spider-Man 31 $2.25 Marvel 73,743
9 Wolverine 164 $2.25 Marvel 72,673
10 Brotherhood 1 $2.25 Marvel 72,201
11 Avengers 42 $2.25 Marvel 67,742
12 Ultimate Marvel Team Up Spider-Man & Iron Man 4 $2.25 Marvel 66,164
13 Daredevil 18 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 62,971
14 Spawn 110 $2.50 Image 55,912
15 Fantastic Four 43 $2.25 Marvel 53,819
16 X-Force 116 $2.25 Marvel 52,471
17 Peter Parker Spider-Man 31 $2.25 Marvel 52,285
18 Rising Stars 16 $2.50 Image 52,172
19 Tangled Web The Thousand 2 $2.99 Marvel 46,803
20 Universe X 10 $3.50 Marvel 45,473
21 Superman 170 $2.25 DC 44,182
22 JLA Incarnations 1 $3.50 DC 43,597
23 Thor 37 $2.25 Marvel 43,497
24 Batman 591 $2.25 DC 43,333
25 JSA 24 $2.50 DC 41,365
26 Detective Comics 758 $2.50 DC 41,049
27 Midnight Nation 8 $2.50 Image 40,096
28 Iron Man 42 $2.25 Marvel 39,688
29 Out There 1 $2.50 DC 39,424
30 Captain America 43 $2.25 Marvel 39,259
31 Batgirl 16 $2.50 DC 38,458
32 Adventures Of Superman 592 $2.25 DC 38,102
33 Nightwing 57 $2.25 DC 37,868
34 Action Comics 779 $2.25 DC 37,847
35 Thunderbolts 52 $2.25 Marvel 37,743
36 Incredible Hulk 28 $2.25 Marvel 37,639
37 Cable 93 $2.25 Marvel 36,074
38 Superman The Man Of Steel 114 $2.25 DC 36,018
39 Green Lantern 138 $2.25 DC 35,823
40 JLA Black Baptism 3 $2.50 DC 35,689
41 Batman Gotham Knights 17 $2.50 DC 34,566
42 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 143 $2.25 DC 34,497
43 Just A Pilgrim 3 $2.99 Wizard 33,123
44 Defenders 5 $2.25 Marvel 33,050
45 Witchblade 48 $2.50 Image 32,655
46 Marvel Knights 13 $2.99 Marvel 31,030
47 Harley Quinn 8 $2.25 DC 30,723
48 Titans 29 $2.50 DC 30,489
49 Spectre 5 $2.50 DC 30,389
50 Wonder Woman 170 $2.25 DC 29,986
51 Thunderbolts Life Sentences $3.50 Marvel 29,197
52 Robin 90 $2.25 DC 28,764
53 Flash 174 $2.25 DC 28,712
54 Star Wars Infinities A New Hope 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 28,625
55 Aphrodite Ix 0 $2.95 Image 28,539
56 Tom Strong 14 $2.95 DC 28,101
57 Monarchy 4 $2.50 DC 28,010
58 X-Men Hidden Years 20 $2.50 Marvel 27,650
59 Powers 12 $2.95 Image 27,590
60 Captain Marvel 19 $2.50 Marvel 27,044
61 Young Justice 33 $2.50 DC 26,294
62 Deadpool 54 $2.25 Marvel 25,904
63 Catwoman 94 $2.25 DC 25,774
64 Citizen V 2 $2.99 Marvel 25,722
65 Birds Of Prey 31 $2.50 DC 25,649
66 Spider-Girl 34 $2.25 Marvel 25,597
67 Star Wars Jedi Vs Sith 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 25,384
68 Shidima 4 $2.95 Image 23,729
69 Us Agent 1 $2.99 Marvel 23,720
70 Hellboy Conqueror Worm 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,690
71 Star Wars 30 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,668
72 Codename Knockout 1 $2.50 DC 23,157
73 Starman 79 $2.50 DC 23,092
74 10th Muse 4 $2.95 Image 22,442
75 Legion Worlds 2 $3.95 DC 22,004
76 Supergirl 58 $2.25 DC 21,796
77 Aria Soul Market 3 $2.95 Image 21,775
78 Black Panther 32 $2.50 Marvel 21,636
79 Gen 13 65 $2.50 DC 21,246
80 Green Lantern Dragon Lord 2 $4.95 DC 20,466
81 Batman League Of Batmen 2 $5.95 DC 20,353
82 Crux 2 $2.95 Crossgen 20,028
83 Superman Where Is Thy Sting $6.95 DC 19,911
84 Crossgen Chronicles 3 $3.95 Crossgen 19,907
85 Hellblazer 162 $2.50 DC 19,214
86 Rock 1 $2.99 Chaos 19,110
87 First 7 $2.95 Crossgen 19,092
88 Hellspawn 10 $2.50 Image 18,932
89 Sandman Presents EverythingÉ $3.95 DC 18,863
90 Tenth Resurrected 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 18,824
91 Scion 12 $2.95 Crossgen 18,772
92 Wildcats Vol. 2 23 $2.50 DC 18,642
93 Superboy 88 $2.25 DC 18,442
94 Mystic 12 $2.95 Crossgen 18,265
95 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 33 $2.99 Dark Horse 17,996
96 Sam And Twitch 22 $2.50 Image 17,948
97 Spawn The Dark Ages 27 $2.50 Image 17,654
98 Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine 6 $2.99 Marvel 17,511
99 Tomorrow Stories 11 $2.95 DC 17,407
100 Sigil 12 $2.95 Crossgen 17,173
101 Bone 43 $2.95 Cartoon 17,038
102 Meridian 12 $2.95 Crossgen 16,882
103 Azrael Agent of the Bat 78 $2.50 DC 16,679
104 Obergeist 2 $2.95 Image 16,627
105 100 Bullets 24 $2.50 DC 16,622
106 Martian Manhunter 32 $2.50 DC 16,479
107 Lady Death Alive 2 $2.99 Chaos 16,237
108 American Century 3 $2.50 DC 15,977
109 Transmetropolitan Filth of the City $5.95 DC 15,803
110 Orion 14 $2.50 DC 15,782
111 Lucifer 14 $2.50 DC 15,439
112 Savage Dragon 87 $2.95 Image 15,318
113 Electropolis 1 $2.95 Image 15,171
114 Simpsons Comics 58 $2.50 Bongo 15,127
115 Sailor Moon 31 $2.95 Tokyopop 14,807
116 Butcher Knight 4 $2.95 Image 14,785
117 Mummy Valley of the Gods 1 $2.99 Chaos 14,373
118 Crusades 3 $2.50 DC 14,278
119 Impulse 74 $2.50 DC 14,014
120 Batman Beyond 21 $1.99 DC 13,745
121 Liberty Meadows 20 $2.95 Insight 13,745
122 Batman Gotham Adventures 38 $1.99 DC 13,537
123 Insane Clown Posse Pendulum 9 $5.99 Chaos 13,502
124 Bart Simpson Comics 4 $2.50 Bongo 13,303
125 Jade 2 $2.99 Chaos 13,203
126 Darkchylde Redemption 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,052
127 Area 52 4 $2.95 Image 12,878
128 Chastity Shattered 2 $2.99 Chaos 12,835
129 Outlaw Nation 9 $2.50 DC 12,285
130 Brave And The Bold Annual 1969 1 $5.95 DC 12,185
131 Swamp Thing 15 $2.50 DC 11,838
132 Star Trek Divided We Fall 1 $2.95 DC 11,604
133 Desperadoes Quiet of the Grave 1 $2.95 DC 11,388
134 Last Shot First Draw 1 $2.95 Image 11,375
135 Spyboy 17 $2.99 Dark Horse 11,071
136 Weird Western Tales 4 $2.50 DC 10,902
137 Digital Vampi 1 Preview Ed $2.95 Harris 10,621
138 Bay City Jive 1 $2.95 DC 10,521
139 Monster World 1 $2.95 DC 10,460
140 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose 8 $2.95 Broadsword 10,400
141 Powerpuff Girls 15 $1.99 DC 10,382
142 Mech Destroyer 2 $2.95 Image 10,187
143 Oh My Goddess Part X 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 9,906
144 Dirty Pair Sim Hell Remastered 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 9,732
145 Dragonball Z Part 4 6 $2.95 Viz 9,594
146 Vampirella Model Search Special $2.95 Harris 9,568
147 Superman Adventures 57 $1.99 DC 9,269
148 Randy Odonnel Is The Man 1 $2.95 Image 9,069
149 Usagi Yojimbo 48 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,671
150 Love And Rockets Volume II 2 $3.95 Fantagraphics 8,515
151 Blade of the Immortal 57 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,415
152 Gunsmith Cats Mister V 8 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,116
153 Dragonball Part 3 12 $2.95 Viz 8,082
154 Queen & Country 2 $2.95 Oni 7,718
155 Sergio Aragones Actions Speak 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,488
156 Dungeons And Dragons In Shadow Of Dragons 2 $2.95 Kenzer 7,484
157 Knights of the Dinner Table 55 $2.95 Kenzer 7,453
158 Gundam Wing Episode Zero 2 $2.95 Viz 7,124
159 Cerebus 266 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 7,011
160 Ranma 1/2 Part 10 2 $2.95 Viz 6,912
161 Gundam Wing Blind Target 4 $2.95 Viz 6,760
162 Double Image 4 $2.95 Image 6,699
163 Poison Elves 65 $2.95 Sirius 6,201
164 Herobear And The Kid 3 $3.50 Astonish 5,941
165 Demonslayer Vengeance 2 $3.50 Avatar 5,768
166 Tick Color 3 $3.95 New England 5,638
167 Scary Godmother 1 $2.95 Sirius 5,629
168 Jezebelle 5 $2.50 DC 5,512
169 Warren Ellis Bad World 1 $3.50 Avatar 5,473
170 Scooby-Doo 48 $1.99 DC 5,421
171 Cardcaptor Sakura 16 $2.95 Tokyopop 5,222
172 Gold Digger Vol. 2 22 $2.95 Antarctic 5,126
173 Metabarons 13 $2.95 Humanoids 4,970
174 No Need For Tenchi Part 11 2 $3.50 Viz 4,927
175 Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters 7 $2.95 Kenzer 4,910
176 How To Draw Manga Figure Drawing 5 $4.95 Antarctic 4,663
177 Inu Yasha Part 6 1 $2.95 Viz 4,537
178 Legend of the Sage Preview Book $1.99 Chaos 4,498
179 Sonic The Hedgehog 97 $1.99 Archie 4,494
180 Incal 2 $2.95 Humanoids 4,481
181 Sonic The Hedgehog 98 $1.99 Archie 4,359
182 Shi Gi Preview Book $4.99 Crusade 4,342
183 Betty 100 $1.99 Archie 3,883
184 Blue Monday Absolute Beginners 3 $2.95 Oni 3,722
185 Shadow Reavers Ltd Preview Ed $5.00 Wizard 3,579
186 First Wave In The Beginning $2.99 Andromeda 3,536
187 Archie 510 $1.99 Archie 3,519
188 White Rain 1 $4.95 Fantagraphics 3,510
189 Dark Angel 25 $2.95 CPM 3,454
190 Galactic Gladiators 1 $2.95 Playdigm 3,449
191 Gold Digger Swimsuit Sp 2001 $4.50 Antarctic 3,432
192 Dexters Laboratory 23 $1.99 DC 3,393
193 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 98 $3.29 Archie 3,376
194 Ninja High School 84 $2.95 Antarctic 3,328
195 Archie Double Digest 126 $3.29 Archie 3,289
196 Betty & Veronica 162 $1.99 Archie 3,172
197 Looney Tunes 78 $1.99 DC 3,168
198 Sabrina Vol. 2 20 $1.99 Archie 3,098
199 Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight 9 $2.95 CPM 3,077
200 Zendra 5 $2.95 Penny Farthing 3,072
201 Darker Horror Of Morella $3.95 Verotik 3,064
202 El Hazard The Magnificent World Part 2 4 $2.95 Viz 3,016
203 Betty & Veronica 163 $1.99 Archie 3,003
204 Cartoon Cartoons 5 $1.99 DC 2,947
205 Dork Tower 15 $2.95 Dork Storm 2,942
206 Veronica 114 $1.99 Archie 2,899
207 Jugheads Double Digest 77 $3.29 Archie 2,791
208 Betty & Veronica Digest 121 $2.19 Archie 2,765
209 Warren Ellis Bad World Wraparound Cvr 1 $3.95 Avatar 2,739
210 Archie Digest 181 $2.19 Archie 2,721
211 Archies Weird Mysteries 14 $1.99 Archie 2,721
212 Aqua Knight Part 3 3 $3.50 Viz 2,687
213 Kamikaze 1946 6 $2.95 Antarctic 2,652
214 Zooms Academy For The Super Gifted 1 $3.50 Astonish 2,613
215 Archie & Friends 48 $1.99 Archie 2,609
216 Seventh Sea 2 $2.95 Studio G 2,591
217 Bazooka Jules 3 $2.95 Com X 2,561
218 Martian Successor Nadesico 24 $2.95 CPM 2,466
219 Louis Riel 6 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 2,427
220 Warrior Nun Areala Ghosts of the Past 3 $2.95 Antarctic 2,405
221 Tenth Resurrected Incentive Tony Daniel Alt Cvr 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 2,388
222 Weasel 4 $4.95 Fantagraphics 2,383
223 Silent Mobius Love & Chaos 6 $2.95 Viz 2,370
224 Laugh Digest 167 $2.19 Archie 2,301
225 Milk 23 $2.95 Radio 2,292
226 Smile Vol. 3 6 $4.99 Tokyopop 2,275
227 Saint Tail 7 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,171
228 Thieves & Kings 36 $2.50 I Box 2,167
229 Miracle Girls 8 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,162
230 Jughead 137 $1.99 Archie 2,141
231 Geobreeders 27 $2.95 CPM 2,136
232 Sexy Symphony 2 $3.95 Fantagraphics 2,136
233 Puncture 3 $2.99 Com X 2,097
234 Stark Raven 8 $2.95 Endless Horizon 2,080
235 PVP 2 $2.95 Dork Storm 1,972
236 Time Traveler Ai 20 $2.95 CPM 1,946
237 Wild Zoo 6 $2.95 Radio 1,928
238 Pokemon Adventures Part 4 3 $4.95 Viz 1,768
239 Furrlough 101 $2.95 Radio 1,759
240 Desperate Times Vol. 2 4 $2.35 Aaaargh 1,599
241 Private Beach 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,582
242 Powers 7 (O/A) $2.95 Image 1,582
243 Maxion 18 $2.95 CPM 1,564
244 Kreeky Playground 2 $2.95 Sirius 1,560
245 Mobius Klein 5 $2.95 Fantagraphics 1,547
246 Princess Prince 8 $2.95 CPM 1,530
247 Victorian 9 $2.95 Penny Farthing 1,499
248 Eddie Campbells Bacchus 60 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 1,495
249 Big Funnies 1 $3.95 Radio 1,443
250 Powers 8 (O/A) $2.95 Image 1,434
251 Electropolis Oeming Bendis Cvr Unlimited Incentive 1 $3.00 Image 1,374
252 Greg Larocques Exiled Zone 1 $2.99 Andromeda 1,369
253 Threshold 40 $4.95 Avatar 1,348
254 Immoral Angel 17 $2.95 CPM 1,348
255 Warhammer Monthly 42 $2.95 Games Workshop 1,339
256 Finder 22 $2.95 Lightspeed 1,317
257 Shanda The Panda 32 $2.99 Shanda 1,261
258 Mangazine 22 $8.99 Antarctic 1,252
259 Door 1 $3.95 Epoch 1,235
260 Secret Messages Silent Invasion Abductions 1 $2.95 NBM 1,187
261 Tales of the Darkness 1/2 Siren Ed $5.95 Comic Cavalcade 1,131
262 Melody On Stage Melody Vol. 2 1 $3.95 Fantagraphics 1,127
263 Bipolar 1 $2.95 Five O' Clock Shadow 1,079
264 Benzine 7 $4.95 Antarctic 1,066
265 Elvira 97 $2.50 Claypool 1,062
266 Rock 1 Premium Ed $9.99 Chaos 1,049
267 DFE Aphrodite IX Alt Cvr 0 $8.95 Dynamic Forces 1,040
268 Generic Comic Book 2 $1.95 Comics Conspiracy 1,018
269 Cavewoman Beauty Blizzard & The Beast $5.95 Basement 971
270 Felixs Blockbuster Movie Bonanza 1 $2.50 Felix 962
271 Warlands Shidima Prequel Flipbook 10 (O/A) $2.95 Image 962
272 Xenos Arrow Book 2 3 $2.95 Radio 953
273 Johnny The Homicidal Maniac Curr Ptg 4 (O/A) $2.95 Slave Labor 936
274 Top Cow Shot Glasses Set 1 $19.95 Image 910
275 Eagle Vol. 16 The General $6.95 Viz 910
276 Threshold Adult 40 $6.00 Avatar 897
277 Waffen SS 4 $3.50 New England 893
278 Dementias Bizarre Bondage 4 $3.50 Fantagraphics 867
279 Magical Pokemon Journey Part 4 3 $4.95 Viz 854
280 Magnificent Milkmaid 1 Dlx Ed $4.95 White Lightning 849
281 Electropolis Oeming Bendis Cvr Incentive (Limit 1) 1 $3.00 Image 836
282 Millennium Ed Action Comics 252 $2.50 DC 832
283 New Bondage Fairies 12 Curr Prtg $2.95 Fantagraphics 828
284 Lenore Curr Ptg 1 (O/A) $2.95 Slave Labor 823
285 Spawn 86 (O/A) $1.95 Image 815
286 Sfa Spotlight 11 $4.99 Shanda 797
287 First 1 (O/A) $2.95 Crossgen 793
288 DFE Star Wars Infinities A New Hope 1 Foil Alt Photo Cvr $12.99 Dark Horse 776
289 RPM Comics 1 $3.00 RPM 763
290 New Bondage Fairies 8 Curr Prtg $2.95 Fantagraphics 745
291 Superman And Batman Worlds Funnest (Star12012) $6.95 DC 715
292 Avengelyne Dark Depths Heavenly Body Ed 1 $5.95 Avatar 711
293 Murcielaga She Bat Special 1 $3.50 Studio G 706
294 League Of Super Groovy Crimefighters 4 $2.95 Ancient 706
295 Chyna 1 Curr Prtg (O/A) $2.95 Chaos 698
296 Legend of the Sage Preview Book Premium Ed $6.00 Chaos 693
297 In Country Vietnam 4 $3.50 New England 693
298 Lenore Curr Ptg 6 (O/A) $2.95 Slave Labor 667
299 Aria Michael Turner Cvr 1 (O/A) $2.50 Image 659
300 Tomb Raider Gallery 1 (O/A) $2.95 Image 654
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Lone Wolf And Cub Vol. 10 Separate Paths $9.95 Dark Horse 13,784
2 Akira Vol. 3 $24.95 Dark Horse 8,944
3 Wonder Woman Gods Of Gotham Coll $5.95 DC 6,335
4 Super Friends $14.95 DC 6,210
5 Green Lantern Willworld HC $24.95 DC 5,755
6 Essential X-Men Vol. 4 $14.95 Marvel 5,243
7 Jenny Sparks Secret History of the Authority $14.95 DC 5,014
8 Astro City Tarnished Angel $19.95 DC 3,922
9 Marvel Boy $15.95 Marvel 3,406
10 Hitman Who Dares Wins $12.95 DC 3,194
11 Atom Archives Vol. 1 HC $49.95 DC 3,064
12 Oh My Goddess Devil In Miss Urd $14.95 Dark Horse 3,059
13 Daredevil Ninja $8.95 Marvel 2,990
14 Tomb Raider Vol. 2 Mystic Artifacts $19.95 Image 2,942
15 Black Panther The Client $14.95 Marvel 2,804
16 Lucifer Devil In The Gateway $14.95 DC 2,695
17 Cerebus Vol. 14 Form & Void $25.00 Aardvark-Vanaheim 2,661
18 Star Wars Jedi Council Acts Of War $12.95 Dark Horse 2,609
19 Archie Americana Ser Best Of 80s $10.95 Archie 2,466
20 Eve Protomecha Vol. 1 Sins of the Daughter $17.95 Image 2,444
21 Peter Parker Spider-Man $14.95 Marvel 2,418
22 Dragonball Vol. 5 $12.95 Viz 2,409
23 X-Men Dark Phoenix $19.95 Marvel 2,292
24 Frumpy The Clown II The Fat Lady Sings $15.95 Oni 2,236
25 Iron Man The Mask In The Iron Man $14.95 Marvel 2,214




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