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Aggregated 2002 Comic Book Sales Figures
Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors

My analyses of preorders from Diamond Comic Distributors for these months can be found here:

January 2002
February 2002
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September 2002
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November 2002
December 2002

The final rankings for all comics and trade paperbacks during the year appear below. Diamond reported these issues without indexes allowing actual sales estimates to be calculated. You can find the first-month sales for these issues in the monthly charts; click one of the months above or use the search tool at the top of the page to find the specific issue. But note that those monthly numbers do not include reorders for the entire year; the rankings below do take the entire year's sales into account.


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher
1 Ultimates 1 $2.25 Marvel
2 Dark Knight Strikes Again 2 $7.95 DC
3 Transformers Generation One 2 $2.95 Dreamwave
4 Origin 4 $3.50 Marvel
5 Transformers Generation One 1 $2.95 Dreamwave
6 Origin 5 $3.50 Marvel
7 Origin 6 $3.50 Marvel
8 Batman 608 $2.25 DC
9 Dark Knight Strikes Again 3 $7.95 DC
10 Transformers Generation One 3 $2.95 Dreamwave
11 Transformers Armada 1 $2.95 Dreamwave
12 Transformers Generation One 4 $2.95 Dreamwave
13 Batman 609 $2.25 DC
14 Spider-Man Black Cat Evil That Men Do 1 $2.99 Marvel
15 Moment of Silence
$3.00 Marvel
16 Ultimate War 1 $2.25 Marvel
17 Transformers Generation One 6 $2.95 Dreamwave
18 Transformers Generation One 5 $2.95 Dreamwave
19 Batman 610 $2.25 DC
20 Ultimate War 2 $2.25 Marvel
21 New X-Men 121 $2.25 Marvel
22 Ultimates 2 $2.25 Marvel
23 New X-Men 122 $2.25 Marvel
24 Battle of the Planets 1 $2.95 Image
25 Transformers Armada 2 $2.95 Dreamwave
26 Ultimates 3 $2.25 Marvel
27 New X-Men 123 $2.25 Marvel
28 Thundercats Reclaiming Thundera 1 $2.25 DC
29 New X-Men 125 $2.25 Marvel
30 New X-Men 124 $2.95 Marvel
31 Spider-Man Black Cat Evil That Men Do 2 $2.95 Marvel
32 New X-Men 126 $3.25 Marvel
33 Ultimates 5 $2.25 Marvel
34 Transformers War Within 1 $2.95 Dreamwave
35 Ultimates 4 $2.25 Marvel
36 Ultimates 7 $2.25 Marvel
37 New X-Men 129 $2.25 Marvel
38 Uncanny X-Men 402 $2.25 Marvel
39 New X-Men 128 $2.25 Marvel
40 New X-Men 127 $2.25 Marvel
41 Captain America 1 $3.99 Marvel
42 Ultimates 6 $2.25 Marvel
43 New X-Men 132 $2.25 Marvel
44 Amazing Spider-Man 40 $2.25 Marvel
45 Amazing Spider-Man 42 $2.25 Marvel
46 New X-Men 130 $2.25 Marvel
47 New X-Men 133 $2.25 Marvel
48 Amazing Spider-Man 46 $2.25 Marvel
49 Amazing Spider-Man 44 $2.25 Marvel
50 Ultimate X-Men 14 $2.25 Marvel
51 Amazing Spider-Man 45 $2.25 Marvel
52 Amazing Spider-Man 41 $2.25 Marvel
53 New X-Men 131 $2.25 Marvel
54 Uncanny X-Men 403 $2.25 Marvel
55 Ultimate Spider-Man 25 $2.25 Marvel
56 Ultimate Spider-Man 33 $2.25 Marvel
57 Amazing Spider-Man 46 $2.25 Marvel
58 New X-Men 134 $2.25 Marvel
59 Daredevil Target 1 $3.50 Marvel
60 New X-Men 135 $2.25 Marvel
61 Uncanny X-Men 404 $2.25 Marvel
62 Ultimate X-Men 17 $2.25 Marvel
63 Ultimate X-Men 16 $2.25 Marvel
64 Ultimate X-Men 18 $2.25 Marvel
65 Amazing Spider-Man 47 $2.25 Marvel
66 Masters of the Universe 1 $5.95 Marvel
67 Uncanny X-Men 405 $2.25 Marvel
68 Ultimate X-Men 15 $2.25 Marvel
69 Ultimate X-Men 19 $2.25 Marvel
70 Thundercats 0 $2.50 DC
71 Ultimate Spider-Man 27 $2.25 Marvel
72 Ultimate X-Men 20 $2.25 Marvel
73 Amazing Spider-Man 39 $2.25 Marvel
74 Spider-Man Black Cat Evil That Men Do 3 $2.99 Marvel
75 Ultimate X-Men 21 $2.25 Marvel
76 Ultimate Spider-Man 34 $2.25 Marvel
77 Ultimate Spider-Man 26 $2.25 Marvel
78 Ultimate Spider-Man 24 $2.25 Marvel
79 Amazing Spider-Man 48 $2.25 Marvel
80 Ultimate X-Men 22 $2.25 Marvel
81 Uncanny X-Men 406 $2.25 Marvel
82 Ultimate Spider-Man 29 $2.25 Marvel
83 Amazing Spider-Man 37 $2.25 Marvel
84 Transformers Armada 3 $2.25 Dreamwave
85 Ultimate Spider-Man 28 $2.25 Marvel
86 Ultimate Spider-Man 32 $2.25 Marvel
87 Amazing Spider-Man 38 $2.25 Marvel
88 Ultimate X-Men 23 $2.25 Marvel
89 Ultimate Spider-Man 30 $2.25 Marvel
90 Uncanny X-Men 407 $2.25 Marvel
91 Ultimate Spider-Man 31 $2.25 Marvel
92 Ultimate X-Men 25 $3.50 Marvel
93 Ultimate Spider-Man 22 $3.50 Marvel
94 Uncanny X-Men 408 $2.25 Marvel
95 Ultimate Spider-Man 23 $2.25 Marvel
96 Uncanny X-Men 409 $2.25 Marvel
97 Uncanny X-Men 416 $2.25 Marvel
98 Ultimate X-Men 24 $2.25 Marvel
99 Uncanny X-Men 411 $2.25 Marvel
100 Ultimate X-Men 26 $2.25 Marvel











Trade Paperback title
Price Publisher
1 September 11 Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
2 September 11 Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
3 JLA Origins Oversized Amazon data for this TPB $7.95 DC
4 Bluntman & Chronic Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Image
5 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
6 JLA JSA Virtue & Vice HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
7 Star Wars Jango Fett Amazon data for this TPB $5.95 Dark Horse
8 League of Extraordinary Gentleman Book One Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
9 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 17 Will of the Fang Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
10 Star Wars Zsm Wesell Amazon data for this TPB $5.95 Dark Horse
11 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 18 Last Kurokuwa Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
12 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 19 Moon in Our Hearts Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
13 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 20 Taste of the Poison Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
14 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 27 Battle's Eve Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
15 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 21 Fragrance of the Death Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
16 Origin HC Amazon data for this TPB $34.95 Marvel
17 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 22 Heaven & Earth Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
18 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
19 9-11 Emergency Relief Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Alternative
20 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 3 Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Marvel
21 Delicate Creatures HC Amazon data for this TPB $16.95 Image
22 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 23 Tears of Ice Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
23 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 24 These Small Hands Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
24 Origin HC Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
25 Ultimates Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
26 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 25 Perhaps in Death Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
27 History of the DC Universe Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
28 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 26 Battle in the Dark Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
29 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 2 Weapon X Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
30 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 1 Tomorrow People Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
31 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 28 Falling Tree Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
32 Witchblade Obakemono Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Image
33 Twisted Toyfare Theater Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 Wizard
34 Star Wars Episde II Attack of the Clones Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
35 Batman Dark Knight Returns Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
36 Rising Stars Vol. 2 Power Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Image
37 Marvel Encyclopedia HC Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 Marvel
38 Crisis on Multiple Earths Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
39 Authority Earth Inferno & Other Stories Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
40 Akira Vol. 6 Amazon data for this TPB $29.95 Dark Horse
41 Captain Britain Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Marvel
42 Transformers Generation One Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dreamwave
43 Harlequin Valentine HC Amazon data for this TPB $10.95 Dark Horse
44 Essential Spider-Man Vol. 5 Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
45 Wonder Woman Hiketeia HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
46 Batman Bruce Wayne Murderer Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
47 Ultimate Spider-Man Amazon data for this TPB $34.95 Marvel
48 Amazing Spider-Man Revelations Amazon data for this TPB $8.99 Marvel
49 Watchmen Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
50 G.I. Joe Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 Marvel
51 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 4 Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
52 Transmetropolitan Vol. 6 Gouge Away Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
53 Green Lantern Legacy Last Will HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
54 Murder Mysteries HC Amazon data for this TPB $13.95 Dark Horse
55 Essential Spider-Man Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
56 Green Arrow Quiver HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
57 Liberty Meadows Vol. 1 Eden Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Image
58 Astro Boy Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
59 Sandman Vol. 1 Preludes & Nocturnes Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
60 Johnny the Homicidal Maniac Director's Cut Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Slave Labor
61 Amazing Spider-Man Coming Home Amazon data for this TPB $15.95 Marvel
62 100 Bullets Vol. 4 Foregone Tomorrow Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 DC
63 Lone Wolf & Cub Assassin's Road Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
64 Authority Transfer of Powerr Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 DC
65 Essential Dr. Strange Amazon data for this TPB $15.95 Marvel
66 Kingdom Come Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
67 G.I. Joe Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 Marvel
68 Batman Dark Victory Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
69 Hellboy Conqueror Worm Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
70 Road to Perdition Amazon data for this TPB $13.95 DC
71 Dark Knight Strikes Again HC Amazon data for this TPB $29.95 DC
72 Fables Legends in Exile Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
73 Marvel Mangaverse Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 Marvel
74 Forge #1 Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Crossgen
75 Reveal Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $6.95 Dark Horse
76 Captain America Red, White & Blue HC Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 Marvel
77 100 Bullets Vol. 1 First Shot, Last Call Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
78 Preacher Vol. 1 Gone to Texas Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
79 Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 Return of the Monster Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
80 Powers Vol. 3 Little Deaths Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Image
81 New X-Men Vol. 2 Imperial Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 Marvel
82 Spider-Man Movie Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 Marvel
83 Tellos Sons & Moons Amazon data for this TPB $5.95 Image
84 Daredevil Visionaries Kevin Smith Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Marvel
85 King David Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
86 Essential Howard the Dck Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
87 Edge #1 Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Crossgen
88 Blade of the Immortal Secrets Amazon data for this TPB $16.95 Dark Horse
89 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 3 World Tour Amazon data for this TPB $17.99 Marvel
90 Dark Horse Marverik Happy Endings Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
91 New X-Men E is for Extinction Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 Marvel
92 Batman Bruce Wayne Fugitive Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
93 Powers Vol. 2 Roleplay Amazon data for this TPB $13.95 Image
94 Sandman Vol. 2 Doll's House Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
95 Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man Amazon data for this TPB $29.95 Marvel
96 Transmetropolitan Vol. 7 Spiders Thrash Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
97 Rising Stars Visitations Amazon data for this TPB $8.99 Image
98 Catwoman Selina's Big Score HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
99 Mad About Super-Heroes Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
100 Universe X Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 Marvel

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