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August 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 117 $2.25 Marvel 136,919
2 Uncanny X-Men 397 $2.25 Marvel 132,181
3 Ultimate X-Men 9 $2.25 Marvel 113,831
4 X-Treme X-Men 4 $2.99 Marvel 108,527
5 Green Arrow 7 $2.50 DC 91,791
6 Amazing Spider-Man 34 $2.25 Marvel 90,497
7 Ultimate Spider-Man 12 $2.25 Marvel 89,154
8 Elektra 2 $2.99 Marvel 80,987
9 Wolverine 167 $2.25 Marvel 79,865
10 Punisher 3 $2.99 Marvel 79,615
11 JLA 57 $2.25 DC 78,970
12 Daredevil Yellow 3 $3.50 Marvel 70,877
13 Avengers 45 $2.25 Marvel 70,011
14 Cyclops 1 $2.50 Marvel 69,008
15 Rogue 1 $2.50 Marvel 66,705
16 Ultimate Marvel Team Up 7 $2.25 Marvel 61,687
17 Daredevil 22 $2.99 Marvel 60,049
18 Daredevil 23 $2.99 Marvel 59,857
19 Just Imagine Stan Lee W/Jim Lee Creating Wonder Woman $5.95 DC 59,011
20 X-Force 119 $2.25 Marvel 58,962
21 Peter Parker Spider-Man 34 $2.25 Marvel 58,947
22 Fantastic Four 46 $2.25 Marvel 57,732
23 Universe 1 $2.50 Image 57,570
24 Spawn 113 $2.50 Image 56,000
25 Exiles 3 $2.25 Marvel 54,874
26 Superman 173 $2.25 DC 53,383
27 Brotherhood 4 $2.25 Marvel 51,213
28 Action Comics 782 $2.25 DC 49,580
29 Batman 594 $2.25 DC 49,196
30 Adventures Of Superman 595 $2.25 DC 48,695
31 Superman The Man Of Steel 117 $2.25 DC 48,045
32 Fantastic Four 1234 2 $2.99 Marvel 47,750
33 Ghost Rider Hammer Lane 3 $2.99 Marvel 47,288
34 JSA 27 $2.50 DC 46,707
35 Authority 25 $2.50 DC 46,673
36 Thor 40 $2.25 Marvel 44,862
37 Worlds Finest Our Worlds At War 1 $2.95 DC 44,803
38 Detective Comics 761 $2.50 DC 43,514
39 Midnight Nation 10 $2.50 Image 42,447
40 JLA Incarnations 4 $3.50 DC 42,078
41 Iron Man 45 $2.25 Marvel 41,792
42 Deadpool Agent Of Weapon X 1 $2.25 Marvel 41,286
43 Tomb Raider 16 $2.50 Image 41,089
44 Captain America 46 $2.25 Marvel 41,025
45 Planetary 15 $2.50 DC 40,931
46 Nightwing 60 $2.25 DC 40,390
47 Tangled Web 5 $2.99 Marvel 40,179
48 Batgirl 19 $2.50 DC 40,021
49 Thunderbolts 55 $2.25 Marvel 38,373
50 Incredible Hulk 31 $2.25 Marvel 38,299
51 Flash Our Worlds At War 1 $2.95 DC 38,201
52 Batman Gotham Knights 20 $2.50 DC 38,152
53 Green Lantern 141 $2.25 DC 37,803
54 Cable 96 $2.25 Marvel 37,434
55 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 146 $2.25 DC 37,153
56 Wonder Woman 173 $2.25 DC 36,769
57 Harley Quinn Our Worlds At War 1 $2.95 DC 35,982
58 Deadman Dead Again 1 $2.50 DC 35,751
59 Deadman Dead Again 2 $2.50 DC 34,560
60 Startling Stories Banner 2 $2.99 Marvel 34,418
61 Deadman Dead Again 3 $2.50 DC 34,241
62 Deadman Dead Again 4 $2.50 DC 33,862
63 Superman & Batman Generations II 1 $5.95 DC 33,803
64 Deadman Dead Again 5 $2.50 DC 33,778
65 Ninja Boy 1 $3.50 DC 33,503
66 Out There 4 $2.50 DC 33,227
67 Young Justice 36 $2.50 DC 32,829
68 Harley Quinn 11 $2.25 DC 30,674
69 Iron Man 2001 Annual $2.99 Marvel 30,649
70 Titans 32 $2.50 DC 30,517
71 Avengers The Ultron Imperative $5.99 Marvel 30,438
72 Flash 177 $2.25 DC 30,428
73 Batman Orpheus Rising 1 $2.50 DC 30,344
74 Hellspawn 13 $2.50 Image 30,029
75 Star Wars Infinities A New Hope 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 29,995
76 Defenders 8 $2.25 Marvel 29,951
77 Robin 93 $2.25 DC 29,823
78 Spectre 8 $2.50 DC 28,913
79 Tom Strong 15 $2.95 DC 28,873
80 Supergirl 61 $2.25 DC 28,283
81 Captain Marvel 22 $2.50 Marvel 27,835
82 Spider-Girl 37 $2.25 Marvel 27,491
83 Star Wars Jedi Vs Sith 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 26,861
84 Birds Of Prey 34 $2.50 DC 26,689
85 Powers 1/2 $2.95 Image 25,592
86 Star Wars 33 $2.99 Dark Horse 25,533
87 Hellboy Conqueror Worm 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 25,238
88 Promethea 16 $2.95 DC 25,056
89 Superboy 91 $2.25 DC 24,308
90 Legion Worlds 5 $3.95 DC 23,521
91 Shidima 6 $2.95 Image 23,511
92 Monarchy 6 $2.50 DC 23,280
93 Gen 13 68 $2.50 DC 23,265
94 Adventures In The Rifle Brigade Operation Bollock 1 $2.50 DC 22,965
95 Joss Whedons Fray 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 22,340
96 Black Panther 35 $2.50 Marvel 22,133
97 Sojourn 2 $2.95 Crossgen 21,760
98 Aria The Soul Market 5 $2.95 Image 21,509
99 Hellblazer 165 $2.50 DC 20,682
100 Transmetropolitan 48 $2.50 DC 20,618
101 Flash Iron Heights $5.95 DC 20,530
102 Wildstorm Summer Special $5.95 DC 20,348
103 Agency 2 $2.50 Image 20,126
104 Codename Knockout 4 $2.50 DC 19,949
105 Crossgen Chronicles 4 $3.95 Crossgen 19,624
106 Lady Death Bad Kitty 1 $2.99 Chaos 19,585
107 Scion 15 $2.95 Crossgen 19,570
108 Impulse 77 $2.50 DC 19,492
109 Crux 5 $2.95 Crossgen 19,408
110 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 36 $2.99 Dark Horse 19,123
111 100 Bullets 27 $2.50 DC 19,064
112 First 10 $2.95 Crossgen 18,827
113 Shadow Reavers 1 $2.99 Wizard 18,596
114 Wildcats Vol. 2 26 $2.50 DC 18,586
115 Planet of the Apes Human War 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 18,567
116 Mystic 15 $2.95 Crossgen 18,498
117 Hunter The Age Of Magic 2 $2.50 DC 18,237
118 Angel & The Ape 1 $2.95 DC 18,188
119 Spawn The Dark Ages 30 $2.50 Image 17,991
120 Sam & Twitch 25 $2.50 Image 17,799
121 Sigil 15 $2.95 Crossgen 17,381
122 Martian Manhunter 35 $2.50 DC 17,322
123 Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine 9 $2.99 Marvel 17,165
124 American Century 6 $2.50 DC 17,096
125 Sandman Presents Dead Boy Detectives 3 $2.50 DC 17,071
126 Meridian 15 $2.95 Crossgen 16,963
127 Vampi 10 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 16,909
128 Azrael Agent of the Bat 81 $2.50 DC 16,746
129 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Oz 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 16,737
130 Vampirella 2 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 16,707
131 Lucifer 17 $2.50 DC 16,505
132 Obergeist 4 $2.95 Image 16,284
133 Simpsons Comics 61 $2.50 Bongo 16,264
134 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 43 $2.95 Abstract 15,886
135 Purgatori Darkest Hour 1 $2.99 Chaos 15,836
136 Savage Dragon 89 $2.95 Image 15,733
137 Orion 17 $2.50 DC 15,517
138 Last Shot 1 $2.95 Image 15,093
139 Futurama Comics 5 $2.50 Bongo 15,049
140 Sailor Moon 34 $2.95 Tokyopop 14,597
141 Crusades 6 $2.50 DC 14,228
142 Bart Simpson Comics 5 $2.50 Bongo 13,952
143 Batman Gotham Adventures 41 $1.99 DC 13,809
144 Amazing Spider-Man Coll Ed $3.95 Marvel 13,691
145 Vandala II 1 $2.99 Chaos 13,416
146 Batman Beyond 24 $1.99 DC 12,732
147 Dollz 3 $2.95 Image 12,688
148 Dexters Laboratory 25 (Res) $0.50 DC 12,658
149 Dreams of the Darkchylde 6 $2.95 Darkchylde 12,496
150 Outlaw Nation 12 $2.50 DC 12,166
151 Swamp Thing 18 $2.50 DC 12,122
152 Star Trek Divided We Fall 4 $2.95 DC 11,635
153 Cybernary 2.0 2 $2.95 DC 11,473
154 Kabuki 1/2 $2.95 Image 11,227
155 Powerpuff Girls 18 $1.99 DC 11,054
156 Legend of the Sage 2 $2.99 Chaos 10,946
157 Outlaw 7 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 10,444
158 Oh My Goddess Part XI 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 10,400
159 Superman Adventures 60 $1.99 DC 9,957
160 Coven Dark Sister 2 $3.50 Avatar 9,825
161 Usagi Yojimbo 51 $2.99 Dark Horse 9,465
162 Desperadoes Quiet of the Grave 4 $2.95 DC 9,456
163 Dragonball Z Part 4 9 $2.95 Viz 9,362
164 Dirty Pair Sim Hell Remastered 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,934
165 Eightball 22 $5.95 Fantagraphics 8,855
166 Blade of the Immortal 59 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,836
167 Gunsmith Cats Mister V 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 8,555
168 Adventures Of Barry Ween 3 Monkey Tales 4 $2.95 Oni 8,496
169 Ring Of Nibelung Gotterdammerung 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,329
170 Dragonball Part 4 1 $2.95 Viz 8,280
171 Knights of the Dinner Table 58 $2.95 Kenzer 8,275
172 Super Manga Blast 15 $5.99 Dark Horse 7,793
173 Murder Me Dead 8 $2.95 El Capitan 7,694
174 Cerebus 269 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 7,670
175 Monster World 4 $2.95 DC 7,522
176 Disciples 3 $2.95 Image 7,276
177 Ranma 1/2 Part 10 5 $2.95 Viz 7,074
178 Girl Genius 4 $3.95 Studio Foglio 6,951
179 Optic Nerve 8 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 6,858
180 Gundam Wing Episode Zero 5 $2.95 Viz 6,809
181 Hammer of the Gods 4 $2.95 Insight 6,750
182 Mr Right 1 $2.95 Image 6,420
183 Demonslayer Prophecy 1 $3.50 Avatar 6,381
184 Recognition Elfquest Summer Special 2001 2 $2.95 Warp 6,223
185 Poison Elves Lusiphur & Lirilith 4 $2.95 Sirius 6,179
186 Scooby-Doo 51 $1.99 DC 6,051
187 Cardcaptor Sakura 19 $2.95 Tokyopop 5,421
188 Gold Digger Vol. 2 25 $2.95 Antarctic 5,392
189 Gunwitch Outskirts Of Doom 2 $2.95 Oni 5,387
190 Castle Waiting Vol. 2 6 (Res) $2.95 Olio 5,279
191 How To Draw Manga 7 $4.95 Antarctic 5,269
192 Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated 8 $2.95 Harris 5,220
193 Sonic The Hedgehog 101 $1.99 Archie 5,175
194 No Need For Tenchi Part 12 1 $2.95 Viz 5,166
195 Incal 4 $2.95 Humanoids 4,841
196 Scary Godmother 4 $2.95 Sirius 4,629
197 Inu Yasha Part 6 4 $2.95 Viz 4,561
198 Hopeless Savages 1 $2.95 Oni 4,561
199 Demonslayer Rave $3.50 Avatar 4,531
200 Some Trouble Of Serrious Nature $3.50 Crusade 4,364
201 Burning Circle 1 $2.95 Tusk 4,251
202 Neon Genesis Book 6 2 $3.50 Viz 3,921
203 Archie 514 $1.99 Archie 3,862
204 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 100 $3.29 Archie 3,700
205 Lodoss War Deedlits Tale 1 $2.95 CPM 3,660
206 Archie & Friends Starring Josie & Pussycats 51 $1.99 Archie 3,601
207 Green Arrow 1 3rd Ptg (O/A) $2.50 DC 3,596
208 Ceres Celestial Legend 3 $2.95 Viz 3,542
209 Dark Angel 28 $2.95 CPM 3,503
210 Looney Tunes 81 $1.99 DC 3,463
211 Bazooka Jules 4 (Res) $3.99 Com X 3,434
212 Ninja High School 87 $2.95 Antarctic 3,424
213 Too Much Coffee Man Magazine 12 $4.95 Adhesive 3,404
214 Archie Double Digest 128 $3.29 Archie 3,390
215 Betty & Veronica 166 $1.99 Archie 3,326
216 Gold Digger Edge Guard 7 $2.99 Radio 3,222
217 Betty 103 $1.99 Archie 3,208
218 Pals N Gals Double Digest 61 $3.29 Archie 3,178
219 Cavewoman Prehistoric Pinups Book 2 $4.50 Basement 3,173
220 El Hazard Part 3 2 $2.95 Viz 3,163
221 Sabrina Vol. 2 23 $1.99 Archie 3,158
222 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 50 $1.99 Archie 3,119
223 Veronica 118 $1.99 Archie 3,119
224 Green Arrow 2 2nd Ptg (O/A) $2.50 DC 3,016
225 Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight 12 $2.95 CPM 3,011
226 Wereslut 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,888
227 Ultimate Marvel Magazine 8 $3.99 Marvel 2,834
228 Island 1 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,829
229 Helden 1 $2.95 Caption 2,824
230 La Blue Girl Manga Ed 1 $2.95 CPM 2,804
231 Tigers of the Luftwaffe 1 $5.95 Antarctic 2,799
232 Nodwick 10 $2.95 Dork Storm 2,785
233 S&M University 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,765
234 Green Arrow 3 (O/A) $2.50 DC 2,750
235 Smile Vol. 3 9 $4.99 Tokyopop 2,745
236 Jetcat Clubhouse 3 $3.25 Oni 2,730
237 First Wave 1 $2.99 Andromeda 2,711
238 Neon Genesis Book 6 Coll Ed 2 $3.50 Viz 2,706
239 Incredible Hulk Wizard Ace Ed 181 $13.99 Wizard 2,696
240 Amelia Rules 2 $2.95 Renaissance 2,652
241 Best Of Dork Tower 1 $1.95 Dork Storm 2,583
242 Silent Mobius Advent 2 $3.25 Viz 2,553
243 Laugh Digest 169 $2.19 Archie 2,543
244 Jughead W/ Archie Digest 169 $2.19 Archie 2,435
245 James Obarr Savages $2.95 Peregrine 2,411
246 Astra 2 $2.95 CPM 2,386
247 Genus 49 $2.99 Radio 2,322
248 Battle Pope Shorts 2 $2.95 Funk-o-tron 2,312
249 Saint Tail 10 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,307
250 How To Draw Hentai 2 $4.95 Antarctic 2,273
251 Go Girl 4 $3.50 Image 2,243
252 Puncture 4 (Res) $3.99 Com X 2,199
253 Geobreeders 30 $2.95 CPM 2,174
254 Miracle Girls 11 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,170
255 Futabakun Change Vol. 7 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,106
256 Warrior Nun Areala Dangerous Game 2 $2.95 Antarctic 2,106
257 Blowjob 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,091
258 Gigantor 12 $2.95 Antarctic 2,032
259 Artbabe Presents La Perdida 1 $4.95 Fantagraphics 2,017
260 Screaming Kitty 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,973
261 Elvira 100 $2.50 Claypool 1,968
262 Alraune 2 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,943
263 Furrlough 104 $2.99 Radio 1,909
264 Bitch In Heat 11 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,904
265 Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 3 1 $2.95 Ironcat 1,825
266 Luftwaffe 1946 Technical Manual Vol. 6 $5.99 Antarctic 1,815
267 Return Of Alison Dare Little Miss Adv 3 $2.95 Oni 1,796
268 Evil Eye 8 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,796
269 Exec 1 $3.95 Comics Conspiracy 1,732
270 Private Beach 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,673
271 Pokemon Adventures Part 5 2 $4.95 Viz 1,668
272 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 8 1 $2.95 Ironcat 1,668
273 Dahlia Vampire 4 $2.95 Ironcat 1,653
274 Purgatori Darkest Hour 1 Premium Ed $9.99 Chaos 1,638
275 Maxion 21 $2.95 CPM 1,619
276 Vampi 1/2 $9.95 Harris 1,540
277 Last Kiss 2 $4.99 Shanda 1,530
278 Princess Prince 11 $2.95 CPM 1,530
279 Mad Color Classics 4 $3.99 DC 1,476
280 Whitechapel Freak $2.00 Black Boar 1,471
281 Dreams of the Darkchylde Fear 2001 Ed 4 $5.95 Comic Cavalcade 1,446
282 Threshold 43 $4.95 Avatar 1,446
283 Vesper 3 $2.50 Acetylene 1,412
284 Powers 7 (O/A) $2.95 Image 1,402
285 Shanda The Panda 33 $2.99 Shanda 1,382
286 Warhammer Monthly 45 $2.95 Games Workshop 1,382
287 Waiting Place Vol. 2 10 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,373
288 Victorian 11 $2.95 Penny Farthing 1,348
289 Urotsukidoji Return Of Chojin 3 (Res) $2.95 CPM 1,299
290 Pleasure Bound 8 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,250
291 Big Funnies 2 $3.99 Radio 1,225
292 Mangazine 25 $8.99 Antarctic 1,225
293 Dojin 2000 Coll 2036 $4.95 Media Market 1,220
294 Manga Ex 4 $6.95 Antarctic 1,181
295 Paleo Tales Late Cretaceous 3 $2.95 Zeromayo 1,176
296 Dojin 2000 Coll 2030 $4.95 Media Market 1,176
297 Last Shot First Draw 1 (O/A) $2.95 Image 1,176
298 Dojin 2000 Coll 2014 $4.95 Media Market 1,161
299 Vampirella 2 Ltd Cvr Ed $9.95 Harris 1,156
300 Giant Shanda Animal 6 $4.99 Shanda 1,151
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Captain America Nick Fury Otherworld War 6.95 Marvel 17,785
2 Bluntman & Chronic 14.95 Image 17,593
3 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 13 Moon In The East Sun In The West 9.95 Dark Horse 15,630
4 Akira Book 4 27.95 Dark Horse 9,170
5 Rising Stars Vol. 2 19.95 Image 8,358
6 Stormwatch Vol. 5 Final Orbit 9.95 DC 7,793
7 Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 1 9.99 Wizard 7,394
8 Little Annie Fanny Vol. 2 1970-1988 24.95 Dark Horse 5,008
9 Batman Officer Down 12.95 DC 4,939
10 Swamp Thing Vol. 4 A Murder Of Crows 19.95 DC 4,482
11 Transformers Vol. 1 All Fall Down 19.99 Titan 4,467
12 Essential Hulk Vol. 2 14.95 Marvel 4,255
13 Bone Vol. 7 Ghost Circles 16.95 Cartoon 4,054
14 Tom Strong Book One 14.95 DC 3,970
15 Warlands Vol. 1 14.95 Image 3,832
16 Spirit Archives Vol. 5 HC 49.95 DC 3,773
17 X-Men Vignettes 16.95 Marvel 3,252
18 Liberty Meadows Big Book Love HC 29.95 Insight 3,217
19 Superman Action Comics Archives Vol. 3 HC 49.95 DC 2,952
20 Green Lantern New Journey Old Path 12.95 DC 2,922
21 Avengers Clear & Present Dangers 19.95 Marvel 2,740
22 Kabuki Vol. 5 Metamorphosis 24.95 Image 2,612
23 Zenith Phase 1 14.99 Titan 2,607
24 Lady Deaths Black Book Vol. 1 9.99 Chaos 2,445
25 Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 4 Pkt Mixx 9.95 Tokyopop 2,357




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