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December 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 Dark Knight Strikes Again 1 $7.95 DC 187,376
2 Wolverine: The Origin 5 $3.50 Marvel 178,231
3 New X-Men 121 $2.25 Marvel 120,618
4 Uncanny X-Men 401 $2.25 Marvel 113,546
5 Ultimate X-Men 13 $2.25 Marvel 107,953
6 Amazing Spider-Man 38 $2.25 Marvel 95,296
7 Ultimate Spider-Man 16 $2.25 Marvel 86,922
8 X-Treme X-Men 8 $2.99 Marvel 86,861
9 Green Arrow 11 $2.50 DC 84,681
10 Uncanny X-Men 2001 $3.50 Marvel 81,808
11 Wolverine 171 $2.25 Marvel 78,361
12 JLA 61 $2.25 DC 72,537
13 Punisher 7 $2.99 Marvel 64,063
14 X-Treme X-Men 2001 $4.95 Marvel 63,210
15 Avengers 49 $2.25 Marvel 62,031
16 X-Treme X-Men Savage Land 4 $2.99 Marvel 59,045
17 Fantastic Four 50 $3.99 Marvel 56,394
18 Ultimate Marvel Team Up 11 $2.25 Marvel 55,846
19 Daredevil 28 $2.99 Marvel 53,452
20 Peter Parker Spider-Man 38 $2.25 Marvel 53,065
21 Elektra 6 $2.99 Marvel 52,716
22 X-Force 123 $2.25 Marvel 51,110
23 Spawn 117 $2.50 Image 48,538
24 Rising Stars 17 (Res) $2.50 Image 48,499
25 Just Imagine Stan Lee with Jerry Ordway Creating JLA $5.95 DC 46,157
26 Iceman 3 $2.50 Marvel 44,390
27 Superman 177 $2.25 DC 44,325
28 Nightcrawler 2 $2.50 Marvel 43,837
29 Batman 598 $2.25 DC 43,524
30 JSA 31 $2.50 DC 43,350
31 Authority 29 $2.50 DC 43,328
32 Exiles 7 $2.25 Marvel 43,071
33 Captain America 50 $5.95 Marvel 43,002
34 Fury 4 $2.99 Marvel 42,884
35 Paradise X Heralds 3 $3.50 Marvel 41,774
36 Alias 4 $2.99 Marvel 41,100
37 Detective Comics 765 $2.50 DC 40,765
38 Action Comics 786 $2.25 DC 40,403
39 Elektra & Wolverine Redeemer 2 $5.95 Marvel 40,195
40 Tomb Raider Journeys 1 $2.95 Image 40,129
41 Adventures Of Superman 599 $2.25 DC 39,772
42 Catwoman 2 $2.50 DC 39,576
43 Cable 100 $3.99 Marvel 38,932
44 Superman Man Of Steel 121 $2.25 DC 38,854
45 Thor 44 $2.25 Marvel 38,767
46 Iron Man 49 $2.25 Marvel 38,249
47 Midnight Nation 9 (Res) $2.50 Image 38,101
48 Incredible Hulk 35 $2.25 Marvel 37,022
49 Nightwing 64 $2.25 DC 36,682
50 Batgirl 23 $2.50 DC 36,295
51 JLA Incarnations 7 $3.50 DC 36,016
52 Green Lantern 145 $2.25 DC 35,894
53 Batman Gotham Knights 24 $2.50 DC 34,798
54 Avengers Celestial Quest 4 $2.50 Marvel 34,480
55 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 150 $2.25 DC 33,949
56 Marvel Knights Double Shot 3 $2.99 Marvel 33,866
57 Doom Emperor Returns 2 $2.50 Marvel 33,374
58 Thunderbolts 59 $2.25 Marvel 33,083
59 Brotherhood 8 $2.25 Marvel 32,465
60 Spider-Man Tangled Web 9 $2.99 Marvel 32,173
61 Wonder Woman 177 $2.25 DC 32,042
62 Deadpool Funeral For A Freak 1 $2.25 Marvel 31,760
63 Powers 17 $2.95 Image 30,315
64 Banished Knights 1 $2.95 Image 29,792
65 Haven Broken City 1 $2.50 DC 29,022
66 Out There 7 $2.50 DC 28,987
67 Flash 181 $2.25 DC 28,935
68 Deadman 1 $2.50 DC 28,730
69 Robin 97 $2.25 DC 28,212
70 Young Justice 40 $2.50 DC 28,021
71 Harley Quinn 15 $2.25 DC 27,172
72 X-Men Evolution 2 $2.25 Marvel 26,907
73 Titans 36 $2.50 DC 26,898
74 JLA Gatekeeper 3 $4.95 DC 26,689
75 Warlands Age Of Ice 5 $2.95 Image 26,302
76 Legion 3 $2.50 DC 26,158
77 Spider-Girl 41 $2.25 Marvel 25,335
78 Nightside 3 $2.99 Marvel 25,157
79 Doom Patrol 3 $2.50 DC 24,961
80 Birds Of Prey 38 $2.50 DC 24,900
81 Bloodstone 3 $2.99 Marvel 24,561
82 Captain Marvel 26 $2.50 Marvel 24,439
83 Star Wars Tales 10 $5.99 Dark Horse 24,417
84 Spectre 12 $2.50 DC 23,895
85 Defenders 12 $3.50 Marvel 23,681
86 Star Wars Jedi Quest 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,372
87 Joss Whedons Fray 6 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,338
88 Justice League Adventures 2 $1.99 DC 23,255
89 Sojourn 6 $2.95 Crossgen 22,963
90 Star Wars 37 $2.99 Dark Horse 22,794
91 Supergirl 65 $2.25 DC 22,628
92 Promethea 18 $2.95 DC 22,310
93 Negation 1 $2.95 Crossgen 22,058
94 Suicide Squad 4 $2.50 DC 22,001
95 Secret Files Guide To Dcu 2001/2002 $4.95 DC 21,510
96 War Story Nightingale $4.95 DC 21,405
97 Superman Tarzan Sons of the Jungle 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 21,357
98 Batman Orpheus Rising 5 $2.50 DC 21,340
99 Universe 4 $2.50 Image 21,205
100 Black Panther 39 $2.50 Marvel 21,040
101 Batman Ankh 2 $5.95 DC 20,343
102 Heroes $3.00 Marvel 20,182
103 Radix 1 $2.95 Image 19,551
104 Hellblazer 169 $2.50 DC 19,338
105 Ruse 3 $2.95 Crossgen 19,181
106 Superboy 95 $2.25 DC 18,872
107 Marvel Universe Millennial Visions $3.99 Marvel 18,781
108 Gen 13 72 $2.50 DC 18,576
109 Establishment 4 $2.50 DC 18,502
110 100 Bullets 31 $2.50 DC 18,502
111 Scion 19 $2.95 Crossgen 18,337
112 Marvel Knights Millennial Visions $3.99 Marvel 18,171
113 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Haunted 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 17,597
114 Ninja Boy 5 $2.95 DC 17,579
115 Crux 9 $2.95 Crossgen 17,375
116 Giant Size Mini Marvels Starring Spidey 1 $3.50 Marvel 17,292
117 Lady Death Chastity 1 $2.99 Chaos 16,892
118 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 40 $2.99 Dark Horse 16,874
119 Haunted 1 $2.99 Chaos 16,800
120 Aria Midwinters Dream $4.95 Image 16,757
121 Mystic 19 $2.95 Crossgen 16,565
122 First 14 $2.95 Crossgen 16,382
123 Angel Vol. 2 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 15,995
124 Bone 46 $2.95 Cartoon 15,921
125 Everquest Ruins Of Kunark $5.95 DC 15,782
126 Impulse 81 $2.50 DC 15,525
127 Lady Death Last Rites 3 $2.99 Chaos 15,516
128 Sigil 19 $2.95 Crossgen 15,482
129 Meridian 19 $2.95 Crossgen 15,408
130 Simpsons Comics 65 $2.50 Bongo 15,355
131 Azrael Agent of the Bat 85 $2.50 DC 15,286
132 Lucifer 21 $2.50 DC 15,277
133 Alan Moores Glory 2 $3.50 Avatar 14,981
134 Hunter Age Of Magic 6 $2.50 DC 14,863
135 Codename Knockout 8 $2.50 DC 14,798
136 Vampi 14 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 14,702
137 Sandman Presents Corinthian 3 $2.50 DC 14,642
138 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 46 $2.95 Abstract 14,367
139 Vampirella 5 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 14,298
140 Tekken Forever 1 $2.95 Image 14,219
141 Orion 21 $2.50 DC 14,215
142 Liberty Meadows 24 $2.95 Insight 14,045
143 American Century 10 $2.50 DC 13,597
144 Savage Dragon 94 $2.95 Image 13,588
145 Batman Gotham Adventures 45 $1.99 DC 13,227
146 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 $2.95 Mirage 12,361
147 Greyshirt Indigo Sunset 3 $3.50 DC 11,625
148 Sergio Aragones Groo Death & Taxes 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 11,564
149 Lenore 9 $2.95 Slave Labor 11,347
150 Marvel Poster Book Winter 2001 $3.50 Marvel 11,155
151 Bad Kitty Reloaded 3 $2.99 Chaos 11,064
152 Four Women 3 $2.95 DC 10,855
153 Taleweaver 4 $2.95 DC 10,759
154 Jade Redemption 2 $2.99 Chaos 10,724
155 Crusades 10 $2.50 DC 10,668
156 Last Shot 3 $2.95 Image 10,585
157 Outlaw Nation 16 $2.50 DC 9,915
158 Grip Strange World Of Men 2 $2.50 DC 9,836
159 Planet of the Apes 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 9,776
160 Powerpuff Girls 22 $1.99 DC 9,771
161 Superman Adventures 64 $1.99 DC 9,554
162 10th Muse 9 $2.95 Image 9,436
163 Oh My Goddess Part XI 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 9,345
164 Creeps 2 $2.95 Image 9,057
165 Coven Tooth & Nail 1 $3.50 Avatar 9,036
166 Dungeons & Dragons Tempests Gate 1 $2.99 Kenzer 8,975
167 Usagi Yojimbo 53 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,731
168 Adventures Of Barry Ween 3 Monkey Tales 6 $2.95 Oni 8,391
169 Blade of the Immortal 63 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,235
170 Dragonball Z Part 4 13 $2.95 Viz 8,183
171 Herobear & The Kid 5 $3.50 Astonish 8,074
172 Knights of the Dinner Table 62 $2.99 Kenzer 7,891
173 Image Introduces Believer 1 $2.95 Image 7,547
174 Cannon God Exaxxion 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,447
175 Cerebus 273 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 7,212
176 Cybernary 2.0 6 $2.95 DC 7,025
177 Terry Moores Paradise Too 5 $2.95 Abstract 6,973
178 Dragonball Part 4 5 $2.95 Viz 6,960
179 Ranma 1/2 Part 10 9 $2.95 Viz 6,433
180 Scooby-Doo 55 $1.99 DC 5,763
181 Poison Elves Parintachin 2 $2.95 Sirius 5,597
182 Sonic The Hedgehog 105 $1.99 Archie 5,519
183 Gundam Wing Battlefield Of Pacifists 3 $2.95 Tokyopop 5,480
184 Cardcaptor Sakura 23 $2.95 Tokyopop 5,123
185 Tick Color 6 $3.95 New England 4,970
186 Coven Tooth & Nail 1/2 $3.95 Comics Cavalcade 4,831
187 Gold Digger 27 $2.99 Antarctic 4,735
188 Bastard Wizard 1 $3.95 Viz 4,709
189 Bazooka Jules 3 $3.99 Com X 4,557
190 Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated 10 $2.99 Kenzer 4,500
191 No Need For Tenchi Part 12 5 $2.95 Viz 4,461
192 Inu Yasha Part 6 8 $2.95 Viz 4,174
193 Ancient Joe 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 4,126
194 Slayers Special 1 $2.95 CPM 4,126
195 Gloom Cookie 10 $2.95 Slave Labor 4,065
196 Killer Princesses 1 $2.95 Oni 3,965
197 Dork Tower 18 $2.99 Dork Storm 3,904
198 Dexters Laboratory 27 $1.99 DC 3,817
199 Ceres Celestial Legend Part 2 1 $2.95 Viz 3,800
200 Berlin 9 $3.50 Drawn & Quarterly 3,517
201 Looney Tunes 85 $1.99 DC 3,495
202 Archie 518 $1.99 Archie 3,478
203 Dale Keown Pitt Sketchbook $5.95 Full Bleed 3,391
204 Archie & Friends Starring Josie & Pussycats 54 $0.80 Archie 3,208
205 Betty & Veronica 170 $1.99 Archie 3,186
206 Ninja High School 90 $2.99 Antarctic 3,160
207 Slayers Super Explosive Demon Story 3 $2.95 CPM 3,134
208 Betty 108 $1.99 Archie 3,016
209 Magic Pickle 4 $2.95 Oni 2,968
210 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 52 $0.80 Archie 2,964
211 Sabrina Vol. 2 27 $1.99 Archie 2,942
212 Veronica 122 $1.99 Archie 2,938
213 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 103 $3.29 Archie 2,916
214 Lodoss War Deedlits Tale 5 $2.95 CPM 2,916
215 Marmalade Boy 1 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,851
216 Nodwick 12 $2.99 Dork Storm 2,842
217 Neo Satanika Tales 1 $3.95 Verotik 2,842
218 Kissing Chaos 5 $2.25 Oni 2,829
219 Archie Double Digest 131 $3.29 Archie 2,816
220 Housewives At Play 7 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,790
221 El Hazard Part 3 6 $2.95 Viz 2,781
222 PVP 5 $2.99 Dork Storm 2,772
223 Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight 16 $2.95 CPM 2,729
224 Smile Vol. 4 1 $4.99 Tokyopop 2,477
225 Archie Digest 186 $2.19 Archie 2,459
226 Battle Pope Christmas Popetacular 1 $4.95 Funk-o-tron 2,411
227 Sexy Symphony 6 $3.96 Fantagraphics 2,355
228 Fantastic Stories 1 $2.95 Basement 2,289
229 Laugh Digest 172 $2.19 Archie 2,268
230 The Lab 1 $3.50 Astonish 2,259
231 Amelia Rules 4 $2.95 Renaissance 2,259
232 Genus 51 $2.99 Radio 2,185
233 Jetcat Clubhouse 5 $3.25 Oni 2,163
234 Silent Mobius Advent 6 $2.95 Viz 2,133
235 Seventh Sea 3 $2.95 Studio G 2,089
236 Tigers of the Luftwaffe 3 $5.95 Antarctic 2,089
237 Saint Tail 14 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,041
238 Skull Man 2 $2.95 Tokyopop 2,002
239 Puncture 3 $3.99 Com X 1,972
240 Geobreeders 34 $2.95 CPM 1,946
241 Go Girl 5 $3.50 Image 1,937
242 Corrector Yui 4 $2.95 Tokyopop 1,928
243 Dragon Knights 3 $2.95 Tokyopop 1,867
244 Futabakun Change Vol. 7 5 $2.95 Ironcat 1,867
245 Banished Knights Holofoil Cvr 1 $5.00 Image 1,845
246 Vagabond Part 1 1 $4.95 Viz 1,819
247 Miracle Girls 15 $2.95 Tokyopop 1,815
248 Tomb Raider Origins $3.00 Image 1,806
249 Vagabond Part 1 2 $4.95 Viz 1,741
250 Furrlough 108 $2.99 Radio 1,728
251 La Blue Girl Manga Ed 5 $2.95 CPM 1,693
252 Cool Devices 2 $2.95 Ironcat 1,684
253 Warrior Nun Areala Books Of Peril 2 $2.99 Antarctic 1,676
254 Pantheon 10 $2.95 Lone Star 1,663
255 Tigress Tales Pinup Book $3.50 Basement 1,663
256 Jack Staff 8 $4.50 Dancing Elephant 1,623
257 Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 3 5 $2.95 Ironcat 1,523
258 Sandwalk Adventures 1 $2.95 Active Synapse 1,493
259 Helden 5 $2.95 Caption 1,489
260 Gunfighters In Hell Original Sin 2 $3.95 Broken Halos 1,475
261 Ranklechick & His Three Legged Cat 4 $3.95 Slave Labor 1,428
262 Maxion 25 $2.95 CPM 1,419
263 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 8 5 $2.95 Ironcat 1,415
264 Pokemon Adventures Part 6 1 $4.95 Viz 1,415
265 G.I. Joe Convention Special $10.95 Jay Company 1,401
266 Digital Webbing Presents 1 $2.95 Digital Webbing 1,393
267 Mac Afro 1 $2.95 Atomic Basement 1,380
268 Princess Prince 15 $2.95 CPM 1,349
269 Girl Genius 0 Curr Ptg $1.50 Fogel 1,336
270 Double Take 7 $2.95 Funk-o-tron 1,319
271 Avengelyne Shi Face Off Cvr 1 $5.95 Comics Cavalcade 1,288
272 Midnight Nation 1 (O/A) $2.50 Image 1,271
273 Demon Beast Invasion Manga Ed 4 $2.95 CPM 1,232
274 Warhammer Monthly 50 $5.95 Games Workshop 1,227
275 Vampire Verses 1 $2.95 Asylum 1,214
276 Monster High 3 $2.95 Sirius 1,210
277 Warhammer Monthly 49 $2.95 Games Workshop 1,171
278 Katmandu Annual 3 $4.99 Shanda 1,166
279 Midnight Nation 2 (O/A) $2.50 Image 1,162
280 Vesper 7 $2.95 Acetylene 1,153
281 Elvira 104 $2.50 Claypool 1,145
282 Astra 6 $2.95 CPM 1,127
283 Midnight Nation 3 (O/A) $2.50 Image 1,036
284 Simpsons Comics & Stories 1 $2.95 Bongo 1,036
285 Literary Graffiti 1 $3.50 Kami Shibal 1,014
286 7 Guys Of Justice 12 $2.00 Fallen Idol 1,014
287 Extinctioners Vol. 2 11 $4.99 Shanda 979
288 Drippytown Comics 2001 $3.50 Drippytown 979
289 Tomb Raider 1 Michael Turner Cvr (O/A) $2.50 Image 971
290 Midnight Nation 4 (O/A) $2.50 Image 966
291 Cavewoman Prehistoric Pinups Book 2 Sp Ed $5.50 Basement 966
292 Mangazine 28 $8.99 Antarctic 949
293 Inferno Hellbound Tomb Raider Flip Book $3.00 Image 940
294 Assassinate Hitler 1 $3.75 New England 940
295 Vampirella 5 Ltd Cvr Ed $9.95 Harris 936
296 Manga Ex 6 $6.95 Antarctic 927
297 Raw Media Quarterly 11 $3.95 Avatar 927
298 Rising Stars 11 (O/A) $2.50 Image 918
299 Two Over Ten 2 $2.95 Second to Some 918
300 Mad Science 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 910
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 17 Will Of Fang $9.95 Dark Horse 14,437
2 Americas Best Comics Sketchbook $5.95 DC 10,542
3 Powers Vol. 2 Roleplay $13.95 Image 6,650
4 Hammer of the Gods Color Saga $4.95 Insight 5,371
5 Captain Britain $19.95 Marvel 4,461
6 Essential Captain America Vol. 2 $14.95 Marvel 4,383
7 Essential Howard The Duck $14.95 Marvel 3,704
8 Sgt Rock Archives Vol. 1 HC $49.95 DC 3,290
9 Will Eisners Spirit Archives Vol. 6 HC $49.95 DC 3,269
10 X-Men Fall of the Mutants $24.95 Marvel 3,103
11 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Creatures Of Habit Gsa $17.95 Dark Horse 3,008
12 Worlds Finest Archives Vol. 2 HC $49.95 DC 2,877
13 Daredevil Parts Of A Hole $16.95 Marvel 2,755
14 Avengers Celestial Madonna $19.95 Marvel 2,738
15 Lucifer Vol. 2 Children And Monsters $17.95 DC 2,629
16 Fantastic Firsts $29.95 Marvel 2,607
17 Star Wars Tales Vol. 1 $19.95 Dark Horse 2,468
18 Superman Til Death Do Us Part $17.95 DC 2,446
19 Peter Parker Spider-Man One Small Break $16.95 Marvel 2,389
20 Cybertronian Transformer Field Guide 2002 $34.95 Antarctic 2,385
21 Whats Michael Vol. 5 Michael Favorite Spot $8.95 Dark Horse 2,376
22 Dirty Pair Run From Future $14.95 Dark Horse 2,315
23 World Darkness Vampire Masquerade Theo Bell $5.95 Moonstone 2,311
24 Inu Yasha Vol. 10 $15.95 Viz 2,285
25 Dragonball Z Vol. 7 $12.95 Viz 2,224




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