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October 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 Wolverine: The Origin 2 $3.50 Marvel 131,582
2 Wolverine: The Origin 3 $3.50 Marvel 128,978
3 New X-Men 119 $2.25 Marvel 124,281
4 Uncanny X-Men 399 $2.25 Marvel 118,197
5 Ultimate X-Men 11 $2.25 Marvel 106,578
6 X-Treme X-Men 6 $2.99 Marvel 93,217
7 Amazing Spider-Man 36 $2.25 Marvel 92,765
8 Ultimate Spider-Man 14 $2.25 Marvel 84,160
9 Green Arrow 9 $2.50 DC 84,137
10 Wolverine 169 $2.25 Marvel 76,518
11 JLA 59 $2.25 DC 72,688
12 Punisher 5 $2.99 Marvel 68,914
13 X-Treme X-Men Savage Land 2 $2.99 Marvel 65,231
14 Avengers 47 $2.25 Marvel 63,060
15 Daredevil Yellow 5 $3.50 Marvel 60,438
16 Elektra 4 $2.99 Marvel 58,792
17 Daredevil 26 $2.99 Marvel 56,566
18 Peter Parker Spider-Man 36 $2.25 Marvel 53,805
19 X-Force 121 $2.25 Marvel 52,870
20 Fantastic Four 48 $2.25 Marvel 52,165
21 Iceman 1 $2.50 Marvel 52,095
22 Rogue 3 $2.50 Marvel 50,934
23 Spawn 115 $2.50 Image 49,957
24 Rising Stars 18 $2.50 Image 49,689
25 Ultimate Marvel Team Up 9 $2.25 Marvel 49,556
26 Cyclops 3 $2.50 Marvel 49,445
27 Superman 175 $3.50 DC 49,395
28 Mutant X 1 $2.99 Marvel 48,924
29 Paradise X The Heralds 1 $3.50 Marvel 46,832
30 Just Imagine Stan Lee with Dave Gibbons Creating Green Lantern $5.95 DC 46,196
31 Fantastic Four 1234 4 $2.99 Marvel 46,154
32 Batman 596 $2.25 DC 46,090
33 Exiles 5 $2.25 Marvel 45,772
34 Marvel Knights Double Shot 1 $2.99 Marvel 45,435
35 JSA 29 $2.50 DC 45,274
36 Fury 2 $2.99 Marvel 44,578
37 Authority 27 $2.50 DC 44,371
38 Joker Last Laugh 1 $2.95 DC 44,329
39 X-Men Unlimited 33 $2.99 Marvel 43,859
40 Alias 2 $2.99 Marvel 43,112
41 Detective Comics 763 $2.50 DC 42,942
42 Action Comics 784 $2.25 DC 42,804
43 Adventures Of Superman 597 $2.25 DC 42,642
44 Superman The Man Of Steel 119 $2.25 DC 42,057
45 Joker Last Laugh 2 $2.95 DC 41,780
46 Joker Last Laugh 3 $2.95 DC 41,103
47 Joker Last Laugh 6 $2.95 DC 40,905
48 Joker Last Laugh 4 $2.95 DC 40,794
49 Avengers Celestial Quest 2 $2.50 Marvel 40,790
50 Joker Last Laugh 5 $2.95 DC 40,591
51 Danger Girl Kamikaze 2 (Res) $2.95 DC 40,564
52 Brotherhood 6 $2.25 Marvel 39,776
53 Nightwing 62 $2.25 DC 39,333
54 Thor 42 $2.25 Marvel 39,140
55 Ghost Rider Hammer Lane 5 $2.99 Marvel 38,665
56 Midnight Nation 11 $2.50 Image 38,582
57 Batgirl 21 $2.50 DC 38,527
58 Iron Man 47 $2.25 Marvel 38,342
59 Green Lantern 143 $2.25 DC 38,319
60 Captain America 48 $2.25 Marvel 37,831
61 JLA Incarnations 6 $3.50 DC 37,204
62 Batman Gotham Knights 22 $2.50 DC 36,724
63 Wonder Woman 175 $3.50 DC 35,793
64 Tomb Raider 17 $2.50 Image 35,425
65 Cable 98 $2.25 Marvel 35,365
66 Bloodstone 1 $2.99 Marvel 34,683
67 Nightside 1 $2.99 Marvel 34,240
68 Incredible Hulk 33 $3.50 Marvel 33,830
69 Deadpool Agent Of Weapon X 3 $2.25 Marvel 33,503
70 Thunderbolts 57 $2.25 Marvel 33,447
71 Spider-Mans Tangled Web 7 $2.99 Marvel 32,940
72 Doom Patrol 1 $2.50 DC 32,913
73 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 148 $2.25 DC 32,779
74 Thor Godstorm 2 $3.50 Marvel 32,180
75 JLA Gatekeeper 1 $4.95 DC 32,009
76 Witchblade 52 $2.50 Image 31,631
77 Robin 95 $2.25 DC 31,631
78 Flash 179 $2.25 DC 31,364
79 Startling Stories Banner 4 $2.99 Marvel 31,092
80 Harley Quinn 13 $2.25 DC 30,590
81 Legion 1 $2.50 DC 30,419
82 Young Justice 38 $2.50 DC 30,350
83 Titans 34 $2.50 DC 30,124
84 Us War Machine 4 $1.50 Marvel 30,028
85 Us War Machine 5 $1.50 Marvel 29,908
86 Us War Machine 6 $1.50 Marvel 29,700
87 Superman & Batman Generations II 3 $5.95 DC 29,613
88 Us War Machine 7 $1.50 Marvel 29,567
89 Us War Machine 8 $1.50 Marvel 29,433
90 Joker Last Laugh Secret Files 1 $5.95 DC 29,392
91 Powers 15 $2.95 Image 28,788
92 Hellspawn 15 $2.50 Image 27,576
93 Spectre 10 $2.50 DC 27,267
94 Warlands Age 3 $2.95 Image 27,262
95 Birds Of Prey 36 $2.50 DC 27,124
96 Supergirl 63 $2.25 DC 26,359
97 Tom Strong 15 (Res) $2.95 DC 26,055
98 Witchblade Lady Death Special $4.95 Image 25,543
99 Universe 3 $2.50 Image 25,271
100 Spider-Girl 39 $2.25 Marvel 25,230
101 Defenders 10 $2.25 Marvel 25,008
102 Superman Tarzan Sons of the Jungle 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 24,824
103 Suicide Squad 2 $2.50 DC 24,824
104 Star Wars Jedi Quest 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 24,672
105 Captain Marvel 24 $2.50 Marvel 24,594
106 Batman Orpheus Rising 3 $2.50 DC 23,902
107 Star Wars 35 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,280
108 Ruse 1 $2.95 Crossgen 23,119
109 Star Wars Tag & Bink Are Dead 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,026
110 Promethea 17 $2.95 DC 22,796
111 Establishment 2 $2.50 DC 22,602
112 Superboy 93 $2.25 DC 22,188
113 Joss Whedons Fray 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 22,151
114 Ninja Boy 3 $2.95 DC 20,717
115 Black Panther 37 $2.50 Marvel 20,593
116 Sojourn 4 $2.95 Crossgen 20,547
117 Gen 13 70 $2.50 DC 19,537
118 Hellblazer 167 $2.50 DC 19,385
119 Transmetropolitan 50 $2.50 DC 19,252
120 Felon 1 $2.95 Image 19,104
121 Monarchy 8 $2.50 DC 18,911
122 Magdalena Angelus 1/2 $2.95 Image 18,708
123 War Story D Day Dodgers $4.95 DC 18,597
124 Adventures in the Rifle Brigade Operation Bollock 3 $2.50 DC 18,574
125 Azrael Agent of the Bat 83 $2.50 DC 18,339
126 100 Bullets 29 $2.50 DC 18,132
127 Scion 17 $2.95 Crossgen 17,929
128 Impulse 79 $2.50 DC 17,841
129 Crux 7 $2.95 Crossgen 17,357
130 Lady Death Mischief Night 1 $2.99 Chaos 17,201
131 Orion 19 $2.50 DC 17,173
132 Tomorrow Stories 12 (Res) $2.95 DC 17,118
133 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 38 $2.99 Dark Horse 17,062
134 Sandman Presents The Corinthian 1 $2.50 DC 17,030
135 Wildcats Vol. 2 28 $2.50 DC 17,016
136 Angel Vol. 2 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 16,560
137 Mystic 17 $2.95 Crossgen 16,560
138 First 12 $2.95 Crossgen 16,482
139 Sam & Twitch 27 $2.50 Image 16,076
140 Hunter The Age Of Magic 4 $2.50 DC 15,689
141 Codename Knockout 6 $2.50 DC 15,648
142 Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Comic Mag 11 $2.99 Marvel 15,555
143 Sigil 17 $2.95 Crossgen 15,463
144 Supergirl Wings $5.95 DC 15,454
145 Simpsons Comics 63 $2.50 Bongo 15,454
146 Meridian 17 $2.95 Crossgen 15,371
147 Lucifer 19 $2.50 DC 15,210
148 Greyshirt Indigo Sunset 1 $3.50 DC 15,025
149 Vampi 12 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 14,933
150 Four Women 1 $2.95 DC 14,804
151 Planet of the Apes 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 14,740
152 Purgatori Mischief Night 1 $2.99 Chaos 14,707
153 Taleweaver 2 $3.50 DC 14,666
154 100 Greatest Marvels 1 $7.50 Marvel 14,587
155 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 44 $2.95 Abstract 14,574
156 American Century 8 $2.50 DC 14,564
157 Halloween III The Devils Eyes $2.99 Chaos 14,316
158 Creeps 1 $2.95 Image 14,265
159 Savage Dragon 91 $2.95 Image 14,205
160 100 Greatest Marvels 2 $7.50 Marvel 14,057
161 100 Greatest Marvels 5 $7.50 Marvel 14,011
162 100 Greatest Marvels 3 $7.50 Marvel 13,951
163 Futurama Comics 6 $2.50 Bongo 13,951
164 100 Greatest Marvels 4 $7.50 Marvel 13,933
165 Obergeist 6 $2.95 Image 13,772
166 Shadow Reavers 3 $2.99 Wizard 13,389
167 Angel & The Ape 3 $2.95 DC 13,352
168 Batman Gotham Adventures 43 $1.99 DC 12,979
169 Bad Kitty Mischief Night 1 $2.99 Chaos 12,928
170 Avengelyne Shi 1 $3.50 Avatar 12,919
171 Image Introduces Primate 1 $2.95 Image 12,509
172 Evil Ernie Returns 1 $3.99 Chaos 12,315
173 Insane Clown Posse Hallowicked 1 $2.99 Chaos 11,937
174 Crusades 8 $2.50 DC 11,781
175 Last Shot 2 $2.95 Image 11,103
176 Swamp Thing 20 $2.50 DC 10,900
177 Outlaw Nation 14 $2.50 DC 10,596
178 Powerpuff Girls 20 $1.99 DC 10,495
179 10th Muse 7 $2.95 Image 10,430
180 Farscpae War Torn 1 $5.95 DC 10,246
181 Oh My Goddess Part XI 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 9,513
182 Grendel The Devil Inside 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 9,425
183 Superman Adventures 62 $1.99 DC 8,997
184 Usagi Yojimbo 52 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,711
185 Dragonball Z Part 4 11 $2.95 Viz 8,467
186 Gumsmith Cats Special $2.99 Dark Horse 8,080
187 Cybernary 2.0 4 $2.95 DC 8,043
188 Blade of the Immortal 61 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,029
189 Adventures Of Barry Ween 3 Monkey Tales 5 $2.95 Oni 7,974
190 Terry Moores Paradise Too 4 $2.95 Abstract 7,738
191 Knights of the Dinner Table 60 $2.99 Kenzer 7,674
192 Cerebus 271 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 7,222
193 Dragonball Part 4 3 $2.95 Viz 7,153
194 Murder Me Dead 9 $4.95 El Capitan 6,955
195 Super Manga Blast 17 $5.99 Dark Horse 6,798
196 Alan Moores Glory Preview $1.99 Avatar 6,757
197 Gundam Wing Battlefield Of Pacifists 1 $2.95 Tokyopop 6,752
198 Outlaw 7 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,637
199 Ranma 1/2 Part 10 7 $2.95 Viz 6,549
200 Avengelyne Shi 1/2 $3.95 Comic Cavalcade 6,453
201 Girl Genius 5 $3.95 Studio Foglio 6,319
202 Hammer of the Gods 5 $2.95 Insight 6,167
203 Gundam Wing Episode Zero 7 $2.95 Viz 6,102
204 Poison Elves Parintachin 1 $2.95 Sirius 6,029
205 Scooby-Doo 53 $1.99 DC 5,807
206 Disciples 4 $2.95 Image 5,793
207 Faust Love of the Damned Act Twelve $3.95 Rebel 5,614
208 Sonic The Hedgehog 103 $1.99 Archie 5,480
209 Cardcaptor Sakura 21 $2.95 Tokyopop 5,194
210 Gunwitch Outskirts Of Doom 3 $2.95 Oni 5,116
211 Ancient Joe 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 4,904
212 No Need For Tenchi Part 12 3 $3.50 Viz 4,558
213 Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated 9 $2.99 Kenzer 4,531
214 How To Draw Manga 9 $4.95 Antarctic 4,365
215 Mr Right 2 $2.95 Image 4,319
216 Incal 6 $2.95 Humanoids 4,314
217 Inu Yasha Part 6 6 $2.95 Viz 4,222
218 Scary Godmother 6 $2.95 Sirius 4,171
219 Slayers Super Explosive Demon Story 1 $2.95 CPM 3,895
220 Dexters Laboratory 26 $1.99 DC 3,890
221 Luba 6 $3.50 Fantagraphics 3,876
222 Cavewoman Pangaean Sea 3 $3.25 Basement 3,821
223 Archie 516 $0.80 Archie 3,683
224 Ceres Celestial Legend 5 $2.95 Viz 3,664
225 Age Of Bronze 12 $3.50 Image 3,655
226 Trout 1 $2.95 Oni 3,475
227 Neon Genesis Book 6 4 $3.50 Viz 3,461
228 Looney Tunes 83 $1.99 DC 3,415
229 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 102 $3.29 Archie 3,314
230 I Dream Of Jeannie Wishbook 1 $2.95 Airwave 3,305
231 Betty & Veronica 168 $1.99 Archie 3,286
232 Hopeless Savages 3 $2.95 Oni 3,263
233 Archie & Friends 53 $1.99 Archie 3,263
234 Ninja High School 88 $2.99 Antarctic 3,157
235 Sabrina Vol. 2 25 $0.80 Archie 3,153
236 Dark Angel 30 $2.95 CPM 3,153
237 Betty 105 $1.99 Archie 3,134
238 Archie Double Digest 129 $3.29 Archie 3,079
239 Boneyard 4 $2.95 NBM 3,070
240 Lodoss War Deedlits Tale 3 $2.95 CPM 3,019
241 Kissing Chaos 2 $2.25 Oni 3,010
242 Magic Pickle 2 $2.95 Oni 2,987
243 Betty 106 $1.99 Archie 2,973
244 Kissing Chaos 3 $2.25 Oni 2,959
245 Veronica 120 $1.99 Archie 2,954
246 Dragon Knights 1 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,913
247 Pals N Gals Double Digest 62 $3.29 Archie 2,862
248 Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight 14 $2.95 CPM 2,802
249 El Hazard Part 3 4 $2.95 Viz 2,802
250 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 51 $1.99 Archie 2,793
251 Kaos Moon 1 $2.95 Tusk 2,747
252 Jugheads Double Digest 81 $3.29 Archie 2,719
253 Betty & Veronica Digest 125 $2.19 Archie 2,650
254 Archie Digest 185 $2.19 Archie 2,641
255 Seventh Sea 1 $2.95 Studio G 2,632
256 Nodwick 11 $2.95 Dork Storm 2,604
257 Smile Vol. 3 11 $4.99 Tokyopop 2,581
258 Wereslut 5 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,540
259 Corrector Yui 2 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,517
260 Neon Genesis Book 6 Coll Ed 4 $3.50 Viz 2,424
261 S&M University 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,346
262 Jetcat Clubhouse 4 $3.25 Oni 2,300
263 Jughead W/Archie Digest 170 $2.19 Archie 2,295
264 Genus 50 $2.99 Radio 2,295
265 Silent Mobius Advent 4 $2.95 Viz 2,277
266 Saint Tail 12 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,106
267 Amelia Rules 3 $2.95 Renaissance 2,074
268 Ultimate Marvel Magazine 10 $3.99 Marvel 2,051
269 Geobreeders 32 $2.95 CPM 2,005
270 Miracle Girls 13 $2.95 Tokyopop 1,917
271 Warrior Nun Areala Dangerous Game 3 $2.99 Antarctic 1,894
272 Milk Spotlight 3 $3.99 Radio 1,885
273 Futabakun Change Vol. 7 3 $2.95 Ironcat 1,880
274 Writers Block 1 $3.50 Beyond 1,825
275 Space Cowboy 1 $4.95 Vanguard 1,811
276 Battle Pope Presents St Michael 2 $2.95 Funk-o-tron 1,811
277 Bart Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror 4 (O/A) $2.50 Bongo 1,798
278 Alraune 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,779
279 Burning Blue 1 Tucci Cvr $2.99 Crusade 1,756
280 Furrlough 106 $2.99 Radio 1,751
281 La Blue Girl Manga Ed 3 $2.95 CPM 1,751
282 Island 3 $2.95 Tokyopop 1,710
283 Fathom Killians Tide Beach Babe Cvr 2 $5.95 Comic Cavalcade 1,696
284 Monster High 1 $2.95 Sirius 1,645
285 Bart Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror 5 (O/A) $3.50 Bongo 1,622
286 Nanosaur 1 $1.99 Samson 1,613
287 Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 3 3 $2.95 Ironcat 1,595
288 Astra 4 $2.95 CPM 1,544
289 Bart Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror 6 (O/A) $4.50 Bongo 1,526
290 Naughty Bits 35 $2.95 Fantagraphics 1,521
291 Joss Whedons Fray 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 1,503
292 First Wave 1 $2.99 Realm 1,493
293 Dahlia Vampire 6 $2.95 Ironcat 1,493
294 Maxion 23 $2.95 CPM 1,470
295 Pokemon Adventures Part 5 4 $4.95 Viz 1,470
296 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 8 3 $2.95 Ironcat 1,466
297 Kane 33 $2.95 Dancing Elephant 1,456
298 Crossgenesis 1 (O/A) $5.00 Crossgen 1,429
299 Princess Prince 13 $2.95 CPM 1,401
300 Joss Whedons Fray New Prtg 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 1,346
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 15 Bros of the Grass $9.95 Dark Horse 14,468
2 Harlequin Valentine HC $10.95 Dark Horse 11,758
3 Daredevil Visionaries Frank Miller Vol. 3 $24.95 Marvel 6,457
4 Danger Girl The Ultimate Coll HC $29.95 DC 4,978
5 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tales of the Slayer $14.95 Dark Horse 4,374
6 Batman Archives Vol. 1 HC New Price $19.95 DC 4,254
7 Goddess $19.95 DC 4,074
8 Ranma 1/2 Vol. 18 $15.95 Viz 3,885
9 X-Men E Is For Extinction $15.95 Marvel 3,696
10 Sailor Moon Vol. 11 Pkt Mixx $9.95 Tokyopop 3,692
11 Vampire The Masquerade Vol. 1 Toreador $5.95 Moonstone 3,683
12 Sailor Moon Stars Vol. 3 Pkt Mixx $9.95 Tokyopop 3,641
13 Fantastic Four Visionaries $19.95 Marvel 3,558
14 JSA Darkness Falls $19.95 DC 3,461
15 Sock Monkey Childrens Book $9.95 Dark Horse 3,323
16 Batgirl A Knight Alone $12.95 DC 3,139
17 Green Arrow Longbow Hunters New Prtg $14.95 DC 3,000
18 Supergirl Archives Vol. 1 HC $49.95 DC 2,950
19 X-Force New Beginings $14.95 Marvel 2,821
20 Books Of Magic Vol. 7 Death After Death $19.95 DC 2,802
21 X-Men Children of the Atom $16.95 Marvel 2,761
22 Zero Girl $14.95 DC 2,452
23 Star Wars Twilight $12.95 Dark Horse 2,411
24 Dragonball Z Vol. 6 $12.95 Viz 2,401
25 D R & Quinch Complete $14.99 Dancing Elephant 2,378




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