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July 2001 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The long-awaited post-1993 recovery began to develop in July. Dollar comic book preorders topped those of the same month in 2000 by a third of a million dollars. Credit belonged to Marvel, which showed up with eight more offerings than it had in June; X-Men titles swept the Top 5.

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-New X-Men116$2.25Marvel136,249
2-Uncanny X-Men396$2.25Marvel132,705
3-Ultimate X-Men8$2.25Marvel112,348
4-X-Treme X-Men3$2.99Marvel110,746
5-New X-Men 2001 Annual$3.50Marvel91,110
6-Green Arrow6$2.50DC90,704
7-Amazing Spider-Man33$2.25Marvel89,813
8-Punisher2$2.99Marvel89,486
9-Ultimate Spider-Man11$2.25Marvel89,478
10-Elektra1$3.50Marvel86,694
11-Wolverine166$2.99Marvel80,069
12-JLA56$2.25DC78,649
13-Avengers44$2.25Marvel70,670
14-Daredevil Yellow (resolicited)2$3.50Marvel70,150
15-Ultimate Marvel Team Up6$2.25Marvel65,703
16-Just Imagine Stan Lee with Joe Kubert Creating Batman$5.95DC63,978
17-Daredevil20$3.50Marvel61,926
18-Daredevil21$2.99Marvel61,263
19-JLA Our Worlds At War1$2.95DC59,157
20-Exiles2$2.25Marvel59,139
21-Brotherhood3$2.25Marvel58,728
22-Peter Parker Spider-Man33$2.25Marvel58,400
23-Fantastic Four45$2.25Marvel58,346
24-Spawn112$2.50Image57,190
25-X-Force118$2.25Marvel54,209
26-Superman172$2.25DC52,682
27-Fantastic Four 12341$2.99Marvel52,165
28-Avengers 2001 Annual$2.99Marvel51,544
29-Batman593$2.25DC49,277
30-Witchblade50$4.95Image48,875
31-Adventures of Superman594$2.25DC48,812
32-X-Men Unlimited32$2.99Marvel48,407
33-Ghost Rider Hammer Lane2$2.99Marvel48,232
34-Action Comics781$2.25DC47,911
35-Warlands Age of Ice1$2.95Image47,472
36-Superman The Man of Steel116$2.25DC47,021
37-Authority24$2.50DC46,976
38-Universe X12$3.50Marvel46,793
39-JSA26$2.50DC46,203
40-JSA Our Worlds At War1$2.95DC45,957
41-Iron Man44$2.25Marvel45,716
42-Thor39$2.25Marvel44,539
43-Fantastic Four 2001$2.99Marvel43,778
44-Detective Comics760$2.50DC43,506
45-Nightwing Our Worlds At War1$2.95DC42,886
46-Midnight Nation9$2.50Image42,539
47-JLA Incarnations3$3.50DC42,436
48-Tangled Web Severance Package$2.99Marvel41,310
49-Captain America45$2.25Marvel41,259
50-Tomb Raider15$2.50Image41,200
51-Universe X Iron Men$3.99Marvel40,789
52-Batgirl18$2.50DC40,623
53-Nightwing59$2.25DC40,110
54-Startling Stories Banner1$2.99Marvel39,081
55-Incredible Hulk30$2.25Marvel38,843
56-Thunderbolts54$2.25Marvel38,764
57-Wonder Woman Our Worlds At War1$2.95DC38,717
58-Green Lantern140$2.25DC38,637
59-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight145$2.25DC37,460
60-Cable95$2.25Marvel37,317
61-Wonder Woman172$2.25DC36,725
62-Just A Pilgrim5$2.99Wizard36,367
63-Fathom Killians Tide4$2.95Image36,061
64-Batman Gotham Knights19$2.50DC35,876
65-Darkness40$2.50Image34,759
66-Out There3$2.50DC33,552
67-Harley Quinn10$2.25DC33,532
68-Rising Stars1/2$2.95Image33,113
69-Top Ten12$2.95DC32,712
70-Young Justice35$2.50DC32,167
71-Marvel Knights15$2.99Marvel31,217
72-Defenders7$2.25Marvel31,098
73-Titans31$2.50DC30,959
74-Lady Death Medieval Witchblade1$3.50Chaos30,867
75-Flash176$2.25DC30,204
76-Robin92$2.25DC30,179
77-Powers14$2.95Image30,153
78-Spectre7$2.50DC29,644
79-Star Wars Infinities A New Hope3$2.99Dark Horse28,885
80-X-Men Hidden Years22$2.50Marvel28,741
81-Agency1$2.50Image28,241
82-Captain Marvel21$2.50Marvel28,168
83-Supergirl60$2.25DC27,963
84-JSA Secret Files2$4.95DC27,843
85-Spider-Girl36$2.25Marvel27,334
86-Star Wars Jedi Vs Sith4$2.99Dark Horse26,536
87-Birds of Prey33$2.50DC26,496
88-Deadpool56$2.25Marvel26,142
89-Sojourn1$2.95Crossgen25,847
90-Monarchy5$2.50DC25,541
91-Star Wars32$2.99Dark Horse25,152
92-Nightwing The Target$5.95DC25,077
93-Superboy90$2.25DC24,570
94-Hellboy Conqueror Worm3$2.99Dark Horse24,313
95-Legion Worlds4$3.95DC23,516
96-Dawn Pin Up Goddess$2.95Linsner23,145
97-Black Panther34$2.50Marvel22,437
98-Steampunk9$2.50DC21,895
99-Gen 1367$2.50DC21,836
100-Aria The Soul Market4$2.95Image21,326
101-Creech Out For Blood1$4.95Image20,889
102-Hunter The Age of Magic1$2.50DC20,858
103-Us Agent3$2.99Marvel20,718
104-Hellblazer164$2.50DC20,574
105-Transmetropolitan47$2.50DC20,500
106-Fantastic Four The Fantastic 4Th Voyage of Sinbad$5.95Marvel20,057
107-Crux4$2.95Crossgen19,863
108-Scion14$2.95Crossgen19,636
109-Tenth Resurrected4$2.99Dark Horse19,596
110-100 Bullets26$2.50DC19,417
111-Planet of the Apes Human War2$2.99Dark Horse19,293
112-Wildcats Vol. 225$3.50DC18,999
113-Codename Knockout3$2.50DC18,992
114-Digital Vampi1 Reg Ed$2.95Harris18,990
115-First9$2.95Crossgen18,966
116-Hellspawn12$2.50Image18,826
117-Tomorrow Stories12$2.95DC18,750
118-Buffy the Vampire Slayer35$2.99Dark Horse18,715
119-Mystic14$2.95Crossgen18,622
120-Sam and Twitch24$2.50Image18,110
121-Bone44$2.95Cartoon18,098
122-Spawn The Dark Ages29$2.50Image18,074
123-Buffy the Vampire Slayer Oz1$2.99Dark Horse18,059
124-Sandman Presents Dead Boy Detectives2$2.50DC17,781
125-American Century5$2.50DC17,600
126-Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine8$2.99Marvel17,561
127-Lady Death Alive4$2.99Chaos17,501
128-Sigil14$2.95Crossgen17,335
129-Martian Manhunter34$2.50DC17,138
130-Meridian14$2.95Crossgen17,062
131-Azrael Agent of the Bat80$2.50DC17,047
132-Lucifer16$2.50DC16,541
133-Joss Whedons Fray2$2.99Dark Horse16,520
134-Simpsons Comics60$2.50Bongo16,163
135-Savage Dragon88$2.95Image15,931
136-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III42$2.95Abstract15,824
137-Orion16$2.50DC15,454
138-Impulse76$2.50DC14,823
139-Sailor Moon33$2.95Tokyopop14,794
140-Crusades5$2.50DC14,746
141-Purgatori The Hunted2$2.99Chaos14,286
142-Liberty Meadows21$2.95Insight14,086
143-Batman Gotham Adventures40$1.99DC13,994
144-Legend of the Sage1$2.99Chaos13,805
145-Jade4$2.99Chaos13,725
146-10th Muse5$2.95Image13,272
147-Insane Clown Posse Pendulum10$5.99Chaos13,163
148-Cybernary 2.01$2.95DC13,140
149-F5 Origin$2.99Dark Horse13,084
150-Darkchylde Redemption3$2.95Darkchylde12,509
151-Outlaw Nation11$2.50DC12,369
152-Batman Beyond23$1.99DC12,323
153-Swamp Thing17$2.50DC12,123
154-Star Trek Divided We Fall3$2.95DC11,595
155-Electropolis2$2.95Image11,404
156-Kabuki Agents Scarab8$2.95Image11,288
157-Powerpuff Girls17$1.99DC11,226
158-Tarot Witch of the Black Rose9$2.95Broadsword11,018
159-Mech Destroyer3$2.95Image10,562
160-Nocturnals Dark Forever1$2.95Oni10,208
161-Superman Adventures59$1.99DC9,937
162-Dark Horse Maverick 2001$4.99Dark Horse9,775
163-Desperadoes Quiet of the Grave3$2.95DC9,737
164-Dragonball Z Part 48$2.95Viz9,571
165-Usagi Yojimbo50$2.99Dark Horse9,538
166-First Wave Shi1$2.99Realm9,414
167-Bone 10th Anniversary Edition W/ Pvc1 $5.95Cartoon9,175
168-Blade of the Immortal58$2.99Dark Horse9,017
169-Terry Moores Paradise Too2$2.95Abstract9,009
170-Dirty Pair Sim Hell Remastered3$2.99Dark Horse8,974
171-Love and Rockets Volume II3$3.95Fantagraphics8,887
172-Queen & Country3$2.95Oni8,747
173-Coven Dark Sister1$3.50Avatar8,706
174-Dungeons and Dragons In Shadow of Dragons3$2.95Kenzer8,556
175-Gunsmith Cats Mister V10$3.50Dark Horse8,442
176-Ring of Nibelung Gotterdammerung2$2.99Dark Horse8,389
177-Dragonball Part 314$2.95Viz8,192
178-Knights of the Dinner Table57$2.95Kenzer8,075
179-Super Manga Blast14$4.99Dark Horse7,851
180-Murder Me Dead7$2.95El Capitan7,685
181-Cerebus268$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,565
182-Monster World3$2.95DC7,550
183-Avengelyne Dragon Realm2$3.50Avatar7,418
184-Bay City Jive3$2.95DC7,390
185-Dork9$2.95Slave Labor7,225
186-Ranma 1/2 Part 104$2.95Viz7,176
187-Gundam Wing Episode Zero4$2.95Viz7,150
188-Little Red Hot Bound1$2.95Image7,030
189-Scooby-Doo50$1.99DC6,886
190-Wolfshadow Elfquest Summer Special 20011$3.95Warp6,627
191-Herobear and The Kid4$3.50Astonish6,627
192-Poison Elves66$2.95Sirius6,466
193-Sonic The Hedgehog100$1.99Archie6,147
194-Randy Odonnell Is The Man2$2.95Image5,759
195-Double Image5$2.95Image5,743
196-Tick Color4$3.95New England5,468
197-Metabarons14$2.95Humanoids5,462
198-Cardcaptor Sakura18$2.95Tokyopop5,321
199-Gold Digger Vol. 224$2.95Antarctic5,252
200-Tick Incredible Internet Color Comic1$3.95New England5,242
201-Expo 2001 Anthology$7.95CBLDF5,163
202-No Need For Tenchi Part 114$3.50Viz5,011
203-Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters8$2.95Kenzer4,955
204-Jingle Belle The Mighty Elves One Shot$2.95Oni4,833
205-Pearl Harbor The Comic Book2$3.95Antarctic4,796
206-Warren Ellis Bad World3$3.50Avatar4,794
207-Coven Dark Sister1/2$3.95Com X4,767
208-Scary Godmother3$2.95Sirius4,582
209-Inu Yasha Part 63$2.95Viz4,497
210-Asrial Cheetah Dragonblade1$3.95Antarctic4,216
211-Neon Genesis Book 61$3.50Viz4,206
212-Blue Monday Absolute Beginners4$2.95Oni4,172
213-Cavewoman Pangaean Sea0$2.95Basement4,148
214-Archie512$1.99Archie3,836
215-Archie and Friends50$1.99Archie3,804
216-Dexters Laboratory25$1.99DC3,753
217-Age of Bronze11$3.50Image3,722
218-Distant Soil33$3.95Image3,685
219-Archie513$1.99Archie3,613
220-Astra1$2.95CPM3,548
221-Archie Double Digest127$3.29Archie3,529
222-Ceres Celestial Legend2$3.25Viz3,521
223-Betty & Veronica165$1.99Archie3,520
224-Looney Tunes80$1.99DC3,455
225-Dark Angel27$2.95CPM3,442
226-Ninja High School86$2.95Antarctic3,430
227-Betty102$1.99Archie3,390
228-El Hazard Part 31$2.95Viz3,368
229-Veronica116$1.99Archie3,365
230-Dork Tower16$2.95Dork Storm3,307
231-Pals N Gals Double Digest60$3.29Archie3,304
232-Sabrina Vol. 222$1.99Archie3,303
233-Slow News Day1$3.50Slave Labor3,250
234-Boneyard3$2.95NBM3,210
235-Veronica117$1.99Archie3,161
236-Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight11$2.95CPM3,096
237-Cartoon Cartoons7$1.99DC3,058
238-Independent Voices3$2.95Peregrine3,044
239-Jugheads Double Digest79$3.29Archie3,030
240-Betty & Veronica Digest123$2.19Archie3,029
241-Ultimate Marvel Magazine7$3.99Marvel3,000
242-Silent Mobius Advent1$3.25Viz2,905
243-Archie Digest183$2.19Archie2,895
244-Zooms Academy For The Super Gifted2$3.50Astonish2,839
245-Aqua Knight Part 35$3.50Viz2,782
246-Little Gloomy6$2.95Slave Labor2,760
247-Wereslut2 $3.50Fantagraphics2,725
248-Smile Vol. 38$4.99Tokyopop2,679
249-Vladimira1$2.95Airwave2,667
250-Neon Genesis Book 6 Coll Ed1$3.50Viz2,663
251-Laugh Digest168$2.19Archie2,580
252-PVP3$2.95Dork Storm2,560
253-Archies Weird Mysteries16$1.99Archie2,514
254-Martian Successor Nadesico26$2.95CPM2,499
255-Jughead W/ Archie Digest168$2.19Archie2,440
256-Jughead139$1.99Archie2,421
257-Milk24 $2.99Radio2,408
258-Charm School4$2.95Slave Labor2,361
259-Warrior Nun Areala Dangerous Game1$2.95Antarctic2,360
260-Saint Tail9$2.95Tokyopop2,288
261-Sexy Symphony3 $3.95Fantagraphics2,281
262-Battle Pope Mayhem2$2.95Funk-O-Tron2,276
263-Warren Ellis Bad World Wrp Cvr3$3.95Avatar2,256
264-Geobreeders29$2.95CPM2,229
265-Thieves & Kings (resolicited)36$2.50I Box2,221
266-Miracle Girls10$2.95Tokyopop2,167
267-Coven Dark Sister Wrp Cvr1$3.95Avatar2,121
268-Blue Eyes Vol. 11$3.50White Lightning2,078
269-Futabakun Change Vol. 66$2.95Ironcat2,076
270-Wild Zoo7 $2.99Radio2,037
271-Occupational Hazards2$2.95CBLDF1,919
272-Feather1$2.95Fanboy1,912
273-Furrlough103$2.99Radio1,862
274-Vesper2$2.50Acetylene1,861
275-Pokemon Adventures Part 51$4.95Viz1,803
276-Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 26$2.95Ironcat1,795
277-Desperate Times Vol. 25$2.95Aaaargh1,754
278-Dahlia Vampire3$2.95Ironcat1,653
279-Maxion20$2.95CPM1,653
280-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 77 $2.95Ironcat1,603
281-Kane32 $2.95Dancing Elephant1,592
282-Sin Metal Sirens $3.50Fantagraphics1,571
283-DFE Lady Death Medieval Witchblade Alt Cvr (C: 2)$6.99Dynamic Forces1,563
284-Prime81$3.95TwoMorrows1,563
285-Princess Prince10$2.95CPM1,562
286-Hit The Beach 2001$3.95Radio1,506
287-Double Take1$2.95Funk-O-Tron1,484
288-Space Station 6969 $3.95Fantagraphics1,475
289-Robin and Cindy Comix1 $2.99Radio1,463
290-Finder23$2.95Lightspeed1,448
291-Matt Buschs Daria Jontak Where Angels Fear Tread Reg$3.99Realm1,435
292-Katmandu25$4.99Shanda1,408
293-Warhammer Monthly44 $2.95Games Workshop1,406
294-Threshold42$4.95Avatar1,400
295-Urotsukidoji Return of Chojin (resolicited)2$2.95CPM1,400
296-Witchblade Demon Ed45$5.95Com X1,313
297-Pants Ant Trouser Hour1$4.95Slave Labor1,313
298-Sleeping Dragons4$2.95Slave Labor1,309
299-Nimrod6$3.50Fantagraphics1,288
300-Terry Moores Paradise Too (reorders)1$2.75Abstract1,282

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July 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.

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Graphic novel sales continued to improve year-over-year.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 12 Shattered Stones$9.95Dark Horse17,145
25Clerks The Comic Books$10.95Image6,897
315Disneys Atlantis The Lost Empire$6.95Dark Horse6,393
43Ultimate X-Men Vol. 2 The Tomorrow People$14.95Marvel5,751
58JLA Vol. 7 Tower of Babel$12.95DC 5,383
66Blade of the Immortal Gathering$15.95Dark Horse4,714
74Invisibles #3 Entropy In The UK$19.95DC 3,970
819Sailor Moon Vol. 10 Pkt Mixx$9.95Tokyopop3,911
912Batman Evolution$12.95DC 3,858
1025Magdalena Blood Divine$9.95Image3,231
117Promethea Book Two HC$24.95DC 3,001
122Legion of Superheroes Archives Vol. 11 HC$49.95DC 2,854
1320Fanboy$12.95DC 2,771
149Spider-Man Visionaries John Romita Sr$19.95Marvel2,667
1518Judge Dredd Emerald Isle$14.99Diamond2,648
1616Star Wars Emissaries To Malastare$15.95Dark Horse2,621
1722Dragonball Z Vol. 5$12.95Viz2,597
1813How To Draw Manga Compilation$17.95Antarctic2,582
1917Captain Marvel First Contact$16.95Marvel2,457
2031Daredevil Spider-Man$11.95Marvel2,300
2114Ballad Halo Jones Vol. 1$19.99Diamond2,232
2223Fantastic Four Flesh & Stone$14.95Marvel2,217
2335Forbidden Book Vol. 1$9.95Renaissance2,197
2428Adrenalynn Weapon of War$12.95Dark Horse2,186
2510Bone Vol. 7 Ghost Circles HC$24.95Cartoon2,034