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May 2001 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


X-Men relaunches vaulted preorders on those titles well over 100,000, but a lack of new issues ensured total unit preorders were only barely over the previous month's mark.

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
12New X-Men114$2.25Marvel144,835
23Uncanny X-Men394$2.25Marvel136,081
31X-Treme X-Men1$2.99Marvel135,219
44Ultimate X-Men6$2.25Marvel106,962
55Green Arrow4$2.50DC85,317
66Ultimate Spider-Man9$2.25Marvel84,724
78JLA54$2.25DC74,229
89Amazing Spider-Man31$2.25Marvel73,743
910Wolverine164$2.25Marvel72,673
1011Brotherhood1$2.25Marvel72,201
1114Avengers42$2.25Marvel67,742
1215Ultimate Marvel Team Up Spider-Man & Iron Man4$2.25Marvel66,164
137Daredevil (resolicited)18$2.99Marvel62,971
1417Spawn110$2.50Image55,912
1521Fantastic Four43$2.25Marvel53,819
1622X-Force116$2.25Marvel52,471
1723Peter Parker Spider-Man31$2.25Marvel52,285
1819Rising Stars16$2.50Image52,172
1916Tangled Web The Thousand2$2.99Marvel46,803
2012Universe X10$3.50Marvel45,473
2129Superman170$2.25DC44,182
2213JLA Incarnations1$3.50DC43,597
2332Thor37$2.25Marvel43,497
2433Batman591$2.25DC43,333
2524JSA24$2.50DC41,365
2625Detective Comics758$2.50DC41,049
2728Midnight Nation8$2.50Image40,096
2837Iron Man42$2.25Marvel39,688
2931Out There1$2.50DC39,424
3039Captain America43$2.25Marvel39,259
3134Batgirl16$2.50DC38,458
3242Adventures of Superman592$2.25DC38,102
3344Nightwing57$2.25DC37,868
3445Action Comics779$2.25DC37,847
3546Thunderbolts52$2.25Marvel37,743
3647Incredible Hulk28$2.25Marvel37,639
3752Cable93$2.25Marvel36,074
3853Superman The Man of Steel114$2.25DC36,018
3955Green Lantern138$2.25DC35,823
4038JLA Black Baptism3$2.50DC35,689
4141Batman Gotham Knights17$2.50DC34,566
4257Batman Legends of the Dark Knight143$2.25DC34,497
4330Just A Pilgrim3$2.99Wizard33,123
4463Defenders5$2.25Marvel33,050
4550Witchblade48$2.50Image32,655
4636Marvel Knights13$2.99Marvel31,030
4771Harley Quinn8$2.25DC30,723
4859Titans29$2.50DC30,489
4960Spectre5$2.50DC30,389
5073Wonder Woman170$2.25DC29,986
5126Thunderbolts Life Sentences$3.50Marvel29,197
5276Robin90$2.25DC28,764
5377Flash174$2.25DC28,712
5443Star Wars Infinities A New Hope1$2.99Dark Horse28,625
5548Aphrodite Ix0$2.95Image28,539
5649Tom Strong14$2.95DC28,101
5768Monarchy4$2.50DC28,010
5870X-Men Hidden Years20$2.50Marvel27,650
5951Powers12$2.95Image27,590
6072Captain Marvel19$2.50Marvel27,044
6175Young Justice33$2.50DC26,294
6281Deadpool54$2.25Marvel25,904
6382Catwoman94$2.25DC25,774
6458Citizen V2$2.99Marvel25,722
6579Birds of Prey31$2.50DC25,649
6685Spider-Girl34$2.25Marvel25,597
6761Star Wars Jedi Vs Sith2$2.99Dark Horse25,384
6869Shidima4$2.95Image23,729
6965Us Agent1$2.99Marvel23,720
7066Hellboy Conqueror Worm1$2.99Dark Horse23,690
7167Star Wars30$2.99Dark Horse23,668
7283Codename Knockout1$2.50DC23,157
7384Starman79$2.50DC23,092
747410th Muse4$2.95Image22,442
7540Legion Worlds2$3.95DC22,004
7699Supergirl58$2.25DC21,796
7778Aria Soul Market3$2.95Image21,775
7890Black Panther32$2.50Marvel21,636
7993Gen 1365$2.50DC21,246
8027Green Lantern Dragon Lord2$4.95DC20,466
8120Batman League of Batmen2$5.95DC20,353
8280Crux2$2.95Crossgen20,028
8318Superman Where Is Thy Sting$6.95DC19,911
8456Crossgen Chronicles3$3.95Crossgen19,907
85102Hellblazer162$2.50DC19,214
8686Rock1$2.99Chaos19,110
8787First7$2.95Crossgen19,092
88103Hellspawn10$2.50Image18,932
8962Sandman Presents Everything…$3.95DC18,863
9088Tenth Resurrected2$2.99Dark Horse18,824
9189Scion12$2.95Crossgen18,772
92104Wildcats Vol. 223$2.50DC18,642
93114Superboy88$2.25DC18,442
9491Mystic12$2.95Crossgen18,265
9592Buffy The Vampire Slayer33$2.99Dark Horse17,996
96106Sam and Twitch22$2.50Image17,948
97108Spawn The Dark Ages27$2.50Image17,654
9894Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine6$2.99Marvel17,511
9995Tomorrow Stories11$2.95DC17,407
10096Sigil12$2.95Crossgen17,173
10197Bone43$2.95Cartoon17,038
10298Meridian12$2.95Crossgen16,882
103112Azrael Agent of the Bat78$2.50DC16,679
104100Obergeist2$2.95Image16,627
105113100 Bullets24$2.50DC16,622
106115Martian Manhunter32$2.50DC16,479
107101Lady Death Alive2$2.99Chaos16,237
108117American Century3$2.50DC15,977
10935Transmetropolitan Filth of the City$5.95DC15,803
110119Orion14$2.50DC15,782
111120Lucifer14$2.50DC15,439
112105Savage Dragon87$2.95Image15,318
113107Electropolis1$2.95Image15,171
114124Simpsons Comics58$2.50Bongo15,127
115109Sailor Moon31$2.95Tokyopop14,807
116110Butcher Knight4$2.95Image14,785
117111Mummy Valley of the Gods1$2.99Chaos14,373
118125Crusades3$2.50DC14,278
119126Impulse74$2.50DC14,014
120144Batman Beyond21$1.99DC13,745
121116Liberty Meadows20$2.95Insight13,745
122146Batman Gotham Adventures38$1.99DC13,537
12354Insane Clown Posse Pendulum9$5.99Chaos13,502
124132Bart Simpson Comics4$2.50Bongo13,303
125118Jade2$2.99Chaos13,203
126121Darkchylde Redemption2$2.95Dark Horse13,052
127123Area 524$2.95Image12,878
128122Chastity Shattered2$2.99Chaos12,835
129137Outlaw Nation9$2.50DC12,285
13064Brave and The Bold Annual 19691$5.95DC12,185
131140Swamp Thing15$2.50DC11,838
132128Star Trek Divided We Fall1$2.95DC11,604
133130Desperadoes Quiet of the Grave1$2.95DC11,388
134131Last Shot First Draw1$2.95Image11,375
135133Spyboy17$2.99Dark Horse11,071
136145Weird Western Tales4$2.50DC10,902
137134Digital Vampi1 Preview Ed$2.95Harris10,621
138135Bay City Jive1$2.95DC10,521
139136Monster World1$2.95DC10,460
140138Tarot Witch of the Black Rose8$2.95Broadsword10,400
141161Powerpuff Girls15$1.99DC10,382
142139Mech Destroyer2$2.95Image10,187
143127Oh My Goddess Part X4$3.50Dark Horse9,906
144141Dirty Pair Sim Hell Remastered1$2.99Dark Horse9,732
145142Dragonball Z Part 46$2.95Viz9,594
146143Vampirella Model Search Special$2.95Harris9,568
147167Superman Adventures57$1.99DC9,269
148147Randy Odonnel Is The Man1$2.95Image9,069
149148Usagi Yojimbo48$2.99Dark Horse8,671
150129Love and Rockets Volume II2$3.95Fantagraphics8,515
151149Blade of the Immortal 57$2.99Dark Horse8,415
152150Gunsmith Cats Mister V8$2.99Dark Horse8,116
153151Dragonball Part 312$2.95Viz8,082
154153Queen & Country2$2.95Oni7,718
155154Sergio Aragones Actions Speak5$2.99Dark Horse7,488
156156Dungeons and Dragons In Shadow of Dragons2$2.95Kenzer7,484
157157Knights of the Dinner Table55$2.95Kenzer7,453
158159Gundam Wing Episode Zero2$2.95Viz7,124
159174Cerebus266$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,011
160162Ranma 1/2 Part 102$2.95Viz6,912
161164Gundam Wing Blind Target4$2.95Viz6,760
162165Double Image4$2.95Image6,699
163168Poison Elves65$2.95Sirius6,201
164160Herobear and The Kid3$3.50Astonish5,941
165163Demonslayer Vengeance2$3.50Avatar5,768
166155Tick Color3$3.95New England5,638
167173Scary Godmother1$2.95Sirius5,629
168180Jezebelle5$2.50DC5,512
169166Warren Ellis Bad World1$3.50Avatar5,473
170191Scooby-Doo48$1.99DC5,421
171176Cardcaptor Sakura16$2.95Tokyopop5,222
172177Gold Digger Vol. 222$2.95Antarctic5,126
173178Metabarons13$2.95Humanoids4,970
174172No Need For Tenchi Part 112$3.50Viz4,927
175179Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters7$2.95Kenzer4,910
176152How To Draw Manga Figure Drawing5$4.95Antarctic4,663
177181Inu Yasha Part 61$2.95Viz4,537
178205Legend of the Sage Preview Book$1.99Chaos4,498
179206Sonic The Hedgehog97$1.99Archie4,494
180182Incal2$2.95Humanoids4,481
181210Sonic The Hedgehog98$1.99Archie4,359
182158Shi Gi Preview Book$4.99Crusade4,342
183214Betty100$1.99Archie3,883
184188Blue Monday Absolute Beginners3$2.95Oni3,722
185170Shadow Reavers Ltd Preview Ed$5.00Wizard3,579
186192First Wave In The Beginning$2.99Andromeda3,536
187221Archie510$1.99Archie3,519
188171White Rain1$4.95Fantagraphics3,510
189194Dark Angel25$2.95CPM3,454
190195Galactic Gladiators1$2.95Playdigm3,449
191175Gold Digger Swimsuit Sp 2001$4.50Antarctic3,432
192224Dexters Laboratory23$1.99DC3,393
193187Betty & Veronica Double Digest98$3.29Archie3,376
194197Ninja High School84$2.95Antarctic3,328
195190Archie Double Digest126$3.29Archie3,289
196230Betty & Veronica162$1.99Archie3,172
197233Looney Tunes78$1.99DC3,168
198235Sabrina Vol. 220$1.99Archie3,098
199202Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight9$2.95CPM3,077
200203Zendra5$2.95Penny Farthing3,072
201183Darker Horror of Morella$3.95Verotik3,064
202207El Hazard The Magnificent World Part 24$2.95Viz3,016
203238Betty & Veronica163$1.99Archie3,003
204240Cartoon Cartoons5$1.99DC2,947
205209Dork Tower15$2.95Dork Storm2,942
206245Veronica114$1.99Archie2,899
207200Jugheads Double Digest77$3.29Archie2,791
208237Betty & Veronica Digest121$2.19Archie2,765
209189Warren Ellis Bad World Wraparound Cvr1$3.95Avatar2,739
210239Archie Digest181$2.19Archie2,721
211252Archies Weird Mysteries14$1.99Archie2,721
212198Aqua Knight Part 33$3.50Viz2,687
213212Kamikaze 19466$2.95Antarctic2,652
214201Zooms Academy For The Super Gifted1$3.50Astonish2,613
215261Archie & Friends48$1.99Archie2,609
216215Seventh Sea2$2.95Studio G2,591
217216Bazooka Jules3$2.95Com X2,561
218217Martian Successor Nadesico24$2.95CPM2,466
219218Louis Riel6$2.95Drawn & Quarterly2,427
220220Warrior Nun Areala Ghosts of the Past3$2.95Antarctic2,405
221219Tenth Resurrected Incentive Tony Daniel Alt Cvr2$2.99Dark Horse2,388
222184Weasel4$4.95Fantagraphics2,383
223222Silent Mobius Love & Chaos6$2.95Viz2,370
224264Laugh Digest167$2.19Archie2,301
225223Milk23 $2.95Radio2,292
226185Smile Vol. 36$4.99Tokyopop2,275
227228Saint Tail7$2.95Tokyopop2,171
228253Thieves & Kings36$2.50I Box2,167
229229Miracle Girls8$2.95Tokyopop2,162
230281Jughead137$1.99Archie2,141
231232Geobreeders27$2.95CPM2,136
232211Sexy Symphony2 $3.95Fantagraphics2,136
233234Puncture3$2.99Com X2,097
234236Stark Raven8$2.95Endless Horizon2,080
235243PVP2$2.95Dork Storm1,972
236246Time Traveler Ai20$2.95CPM1,946
237248Wild Zoo6 $2.95Radio1,928
238208Pokemon Adventures Part 43$4.95Viz1,768
239260Furrlough101$2.95Radio1,759
240296Desperate Times Vol. 24$2.35Aaaargh1,599
241270Private Beach2$2.95Slave Labor1,582
242271Powers (reorders)7$2.95Image1,582
243272Maxion18$2.95CPM1,564
244273Kreeky Playground2$2.95Sirius1,560
245274Mobius Klein5$2.95Fantagraphics1,547
246275Princess Prince8$2.95CPM1,530
247278Victorian9$2.95Penny Farthing1,499
248279Eddie Campbells Bacchus60$2.95Eddie Campbell1,495
249247Big Funnies1 $3.95Radio1,443
250283Powers (reorders)8$2.95Image1,434
251288Electropolis Oeming Bendis Cvr Unlimited Incentive1$3.00Image1,374
252289Greg Larocques Exiled Zone1$2.99Andromeda1,369
253226Threshold40$4.95Avatar1,348
254291Immoral Angel17 $2.95CPM1,348
255293Warhammer Monthly42 $2.95Games Workshop1,339
256294Finder22$2.95Lightspeed1,317
257295Shanda The Panda32$2.99Shanda1,261
258186Mangazine22$8.99Antarctic1,252
259268Door1$3.95Epoch1,235
260301Secret Messages Silent Invasion Abductions1$2.95NBM1,187
261225Tales of the Darkness1/2 Siren Ed$5.95Comic Cavalcade1,131
262276Melody On Stage Melody Vol. 21 $3.95Fantagraphics1,127
263307Bipolar1$2.95Five O' Clock Shadow1,079
264257Benzine7$4.95Antarctic1,066
265323Elvira97$2.50Claypool1,062
266193Rock1 Premium Ed$9.99Chaos1,049
267199DFE Aphrodite IX Alt Cvr0$8.95Dynamic Forces1,040
268348Generic Comic Book2$1.95Comics Conspiracy1,018
269244Cavewoman Beauty Blizzard & The Beast$5.95Basement971
270332Felixs Blockbuster Movie Bonanza1$2.50Felix962
271316Warlands Shidima Prequel Flipbook (reorders)10$2.95Image962
272318Xenos Arrow Book 23$2.95Radio953
273320Johnny The Homicidal Maniac Curr Ptg (reorders)4$2.95Slave Labor936
274169Top Cow Shot Glasses Set1$19.95Image910
275231Eagle Vol. 16 The General$6.95Viz910
276254Threshold Adult40 $6.00Avatar897
277309Waffen SS4 $3.50New England893
278312Dementias Bizarre Bondage4 $3.50Fantagraphics867
279282Magical Pokemon Journey Part 43$4.95Viz854
280285Magnificent Milkmaid1 Dlx Ed $4.95White Lightning849
281327Electropolis Oeming Bendis Cvr Incentive (Limit 1)1$3.00Image836
282345Millennium Ed Action Comics252$2.50DC832
283329New Bondage Fairies12 Curr Prtg $2.95Fantagraphics828
284330Lenore Curr Ptg (reorders)1$2.95Slave Labor823
285363Spawn (reorders)86$1.95Image815
286292Sfa Spotlight11$4.99Shanda797
287335First (reorders)1$2.95Crossgen793
288196DFE Star Wars Infinities A New Hope1 Foil Alt Photo Cvr$12.99Dark Horse776
289338RPM Comics1$3.00RPM763
290341New Bondage Fairies8 Curr Prtg $2.95Fantagraphics745
291266Superman and Batman Worlds Funnest (Star12012)$6.95DC715
292284Avengelyne Dark Depths Heavenly Body Ed1$5.95Avatar711
293328Murcielaga She Bat Special1$3.50Studio G706
294344League of Super Groovy Crimefighters4$2.95Ancient706
295346Chyna (reorders)1 Curr Prtg$2.95Chaos698
296287Legend of the Sage Preview Book Premium Ed$6.00Chaos693
297331In Country Vietnam4$3.50New England693
298349Lenore Curr Ptg (reorders)6$2.95Slave Labor667
299356Aria Michael Turner Cvr (reorders)1$2.50Image659
300350Tomb Raider Gallery (reorders)1$2.95Image654





May 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

A somewhat better month for the top graphic novels year-over-year.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
13Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 10 Separate Paths $9.95Dark Horse13,784
211Akira Vol. 3 $24.95Dark Horse8,944
31Wonder Woman Gods of Gotham Coll$5.95DC6,335
42Super Friends$14.95DC6,210
54Green Lantern Willworld HC$24.95DC5,755
6165Essential X-Men Vol. 4 $14.95Marvel5,243
75Jenny Sparks Secret History of the Authority$14.95DC5,014
8387Astro City Tarnished Angel$19.95DC3,922
96Marvel Boy $15.95Marvel3,406
1015Hitman Who Dares Wins$12.95DC3,194
11400Atom Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC3,064
127Oh My Goddess Devil In Miss Urd $14.95Dark Horse3,059
138Daredevil Ninja $8.95Marvel2,990
149Tomb Raider Vol. 2 Mystic Artifacts$19.95Image2,942
1510Black Panther The Client $14.95Marvel2,804
16470Lucifer Devil In The Gateway$14.95DC2,695
1722Cerebus Vol. 14 Form & Void$25.00Aardvark-Vanaheim2,661
18252Star Wars Jedi Council Acts of War $12.95Dark Horse2,609
1924Archie Americana Ser Best of 80s$10.95Archie2,466
2012Eve Protomecha Vol. 1 Sins of the Daughter$17.95Image2,444
2114Peter Parker Spider-Man $14.95Marvel2,418
22350Dragonball Vol. 5 $12.95Viz2,409
23195X-Men Dark Phoenix $19.95Marvel2,292
2421Frumpy The Clown II The Fat Lady Sings$15.95Oni2,236
2516Iron Man The Mask In The Iron Man $14.95Marvel2,214