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February 2002 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Led by the final chapter of the Dark Knight sequel, February leapt ahead of the previous year's performance.

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
11Dark Knight Strikes Again3$7.95DC184,327
22Ultimates2$2.25Marvel115,340
33New X-Men123$2.25Marvel113,512
45Uncanny X-Men403$2.25Marvel104,311
56Ultimate X-Men15$2.25Marvel101,770
69Amazing Spider-Man40$2.25Marvel97,298
712Ultimate Spider-Man19$2.25Marvel83,288
813Ultimate Spider-Man18$2.25Marvel83,265
94X-Treme X-Men10$2.99Marvel80,004
1011Green Arrow13$2.50DC78,673
1114Wolverine173$2.25Marvel74,875
1219JLA63$2.25DC65,674
137Wolverine Hulk1$3.50Marvel65,160
1421Avengers51$2.25Marvel58,432
158Batman600$3.95DC57,113
1615Punisher9$2.99Marvel55,154
1726Peter Parker Spider-Man40$2.25Marvel51,288
1816Daredevil30$2.99Marvel50,859
1931Fantastic Four52$2.25Marvel49,808
2034X-Force125$2.25Marvel47,712
2125Rising Stars (resolicited)18$2.50Image47,330
2228Spawn119$2.50Image45,953
2329Detective Comics767$2.50DC45,827
2420Cage1$2.99Marvel45,462
2530Fathom (resolicited)14$2.50Image44,988
2633Muties1$2.50Marvel43,886
2722Elektra8$2.99Marvel43,212
2818Paradise X O$3.50Marvel43,035
2935JSA33$2.50DC42,601
3038Ultimate Marvel Team Up13$2.25Marvel41,784
3139Incredible Hulk37$2.25Marvel41,738
3243Superman179$2.25DC40,910
3344Nightwing66$2.25DC40,750
3445Exiles9$2.25Marvel40,362
3546Exiles10$2.25Marvel40,339
3647Iron Man51$2.25Marvel40,322
3737Batman Gotham Knights26$2.50DC39,231
3827Fury6$2.99Marvel38,494
3952Order1$2.25Marvel38,431
4053Thor46$2.25Marvel37,820
4124Batgirl25$3.25DC37,677
4240Catwoman4$2.50DC37,238
4341Midnight Nation10$2.50Image37,158
4432Alias6$2.99Marvel36,946
4554Action Comics788$2.25DC36,912
4642Nightcrawler4$2.50Marvel36,826
4756Adventures of Superman601$2.25DC36,261
4848Power Company1$2.50DC36,233
4958Superman Man of Steel123$2.25DC34,982
5059Green Lantern147$2.25DC34,645
5160Robin99$2.25DC34,302
5210Jist W/John Byrne Creating Robin$5.95DC34,125
5363Cable102$2.25Marvel32,446
5457Birds of Prey40$2.50DC32,412
5565Batman Legends of the Dark Knight152$2.25DC32,235
5666Thunderbolts61$2.25Marvel31,372
5769Wonder Woman179$2.25DC29,996
5862Avengers Celestial Quest6$2.50Marvel29,939
5950Captain America Dead Man Running2$2.99Marvel29,687
6051Tomb Raider Journeys2$2.95Image29,687
6136Spider-Man Tangled Web11$3.50Marvel29,430
6274Deadpool Funeral For A Freak3$2.25Marvel28,905
6381Flash183$2.25DC27,985
6455Howard The Duck2$2.99Marvel27,357
6570Young Justice42$2.50DC26,689
6673Legion5$2.50DC26,038
6778Titans38$2.50DC25,615
6889Harley Quinn17$2.25DC25,301
6990Spider-Girl44$2.25Marvel25,227
7061Taskmaster1$2.99Marvel25,227
7123Aphrodite Ix4$4.95Image25,158
7264Tom Strong16$2.95DC24,661
7367Sojourn8$2.95Crossgen23,576
7487Captain Marvel29$2.50Marvel23,211
7568Joss Whedons Fray7$2.99Dark Horse22,617
7671Red Star8$2.95Image22,194
7775Path Prequel$2.95Crossgen22,028
7877Ruse5$2.95Crossgen21,886
7972Star Wars39$2.99Dark Horse21,880
8092Spectre14$2.50DC21,783
8117JLA Shogun of Steel$6.95DC21,749
8276Star Wars Qui Gon & Obi Wan Auroient Express1$2.99Dark Horse21,600
8393Doom Patrol5$2.50DC21,572
84104X-Men Evolution4$2.25Marvel21,337
8582Promethea19$2.95DC21,326
86118Justice League Adventures4$1.99DC21,029
8795Black Panther41$2.50Marvel20,978
88106Supergirl67$2.25DC20,949
8983Spyboy Young Justice1$2.99Dark Horse20,875
9096Haven Broken City3$2.50DC20,201
9185Star Wars Starfighter Crossbones2$2.99Dark Horse19,950
9286Citizen V & V Battalion Everlasting1$2.99Marvel19,715
9388Banished Knights2$2.95Image19,556
94103Hellblazer171$2.50DC19,441
9591Defiance1$2.95Image18,699
96108Transmetropolitan53$2.50DC18,596
97111Universe5$2.50Image18,425
98112Suicide Squad6$2.50DC18,419
99113Deadman3$2.50DC18,390
100115100 Bullets33$2.50DC18,099
10149G.I. Joe Mia$4.95Image18,088
10294Scion21$2.95Crossgen18,076
103116Gen 1374$2.50DC17,859
10498Negation3$2.95Crossgen16,877
105119Steam Punk11$2.50DC16,677
106100Crux11$2.95Crossgen16,591
107126Superboy97$2.25DC16,586
10899Buffy the Vampire Slayer42$2.99Dark Horse16,426
109101Mike Mignolas BPRD Hollow Earth2$2.99Dark Horse16,357
110102Lady Death Heartbreaker1$2.99Chaos16,346
111105Mystic21$2.95Crossgen16,180
11279Crossgen Chronicles6$3.95Crossgen16,077
113107Buffy the Vampire Slayer Haunted3$2.99Dark Horse15,763
114109Saurians Unnatural Selection2$2.95Crossgen15,752
115110First16$2.95Crossgen15,740
116114Sigil21$2.95Crossgen15,529
117117Meridian21$2.95Crossgen15,066
118127Sci Spy1$2.50DC14,895
119128Lucifer23$2.50DC14,781
120129Monarchy11$2.50DC14,735
121130Simpsons Comics67$2.50Bongo14,530
122132Establishment6$2.50DC14,313
123133Hunter Age of Magic8$2.50DC14,267
124134Impulse83$2.50DC14,175
125135Azrael Agent of the Bat87$2.50DC14,141
126120Strangers In Paradise Vol. III47$2.95Abstract13,981
127139Codename Knockout10$2.50DC13,747
128141Sandman Presents Thessaliad2$2.50DC13,679
129121Purgatori Heartbreaker1$2.99Chaos13,227
130123Savage Dragon96$2.95Image13,033
131122Vampi16 Reg Ed$2.99Harris12,976
132143Kindred2$2.50DC12,925
133144Orion23$2.50DC12,890
134158Batman Gotham Adventures47$1.99DC12,730
135125Chastity Heartbreaker1$2.99Chaos12,639
136145Bart Simpson Comics7$2.50Bongo12,599
137147American Century12$2.50DC12,336
13884Agency6$4.95Image12,125
139136Image Introduces Legend of Isis1$2.95Image11,948
140140Radix2$2.95Image11,617
141142Haunted3$2.99Chaos11,200
142146Obergeist Empty Locket$2.95Image10,497
143149Last Shot4$2.95Image10,280
144150Tekken Forever2$2.95Image10,275
145148Groo Death & Taxes3$2.99Dark Horse10,240
14697Farscape War Torn1$4.95DC10,183
14715110th Muse10$2.95Image10,052
148152Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2$2.95Mirage10,046
149137Robo Dojo1$3.50DC9,983
150138Greyshirt Indigo Sunset4$3.50DC9,869
151159Crusades12$2.50DC9,778
152173Powerpuff Girls24$1.99DC9,486
153153Jade Redemption4$2.99Chaos9,401
154165Outlaw Nation18$2.50DC9,178
155174Superman Adventures66$1.99DC9,178
15680Wolverine Bloodhungry$6.95Marvel9,098
157154Four Women5$2.95DC8,938
158156Oh My Goddess Part Xi6$2.99Dark Horse8,778
159157Usagi Yojimbo55$2.99Dark Horse8,527
160170Grip Strange World of Men4$2.50DC8,293
161160Taleweaver6$2.95DC8,259
162161Cowboy Bebop1$2.95Tokyopop8,156
163162Blade of the Immortal65$2.99Dark Horse7,790
164164Dragonball Z Part 52$2.95Viz7,779
165124Ennis & Mccreas Bigger Dicks1$4.95Avatar7,762
166168Cowboy Bebop2$2.95Tokyopop7,745
167166Knights of the Dinner Table64$2.99Kenzer7,647
168167Planet of the Apes6$2.99Dark Horse7,647
169155Stray Bullets24$3.50El Capitan7,527
170169Dungeons & Dragons Tempests Gate3$2.99Kenzer7,059
171178Cerebus275$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,013
172171Dragonball Part 47$2.95Viz6,545
173172Cannon God Exaxxion4$2.99Dark Horse6,420
174175Ranma 1/2 Part 1011$2.95Viz6,003
175131Super Manga Blast19$5.99Dark Horse5,980
176163Introducing Tick1$3.95New England5,826
177192Scooby-Doo57$1.99DC5,808
178179Poison Elves Parintachin3$2.95Sirius5,254
179200Sonic The Hedgehog107$1.99Archie5,192
180182Gundam Wing Battlefield of Pacifists5$2.95Tokyopop4,889
181177Big O Part 11$3.50Viz4,837
182183Cardcaptor Sakura25$2.95Tokyopop4,832
183184Gold Digger29$2.99Antarctic4,580
184186Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated11$2.99Kenzer4,363
185187Blue Monday Lovecats$2.95Oni4,346
186180Warren Ellis Strange Killings2$3.50Avatar4,249
187188Inu Yasha Part 610$2.95Viz3,986
188190No Need For Tenchi Part 126$2.95Viz3,935
189194Marquis Devils Reign Hells Courtesan1$2.95Oni3,855
190195Ragnarok1$2.95Tokyopop3,798
191196Gloom Cookie11$2.95Slave Labor3,752
192197Incal8$2.95Humanoids3,712
193229Dexters Laboratory28$1.99DC3,672
194199Dork Tower (resolicited)16$2.99Dork Storm3,592
195176How To Draw Manga12$4.95Antarctic3,558
196201Ceres Celestial Legend Part 23$2.95Viz3,472
197185Bastard3$3.95Viz3,398
198236Archie520$1.99Archie3,370
199237Looney Tunes87$1.99DC3,347
200203Scary Miss Mary Fun With Knives1$2.95Mighty Fine3,221
201207Slayers Special3$2.95CPM3,118
202206Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated Travelers Special1$2.99Kenzer3,118
203248Betty & Veronica172$1.99Archie3,073
204208Ninja High School92$2.99Antarctic3,038
205209Battle Girlz1$2.99Antarctic2,993
206213Hedg1$2.95Papyrus2,976
207257Sabrina Vol. 230$1.99Archie2,941
208215Slayers Super Explosive Demon Story5$2.95CPM2,856
209261Betty110$1.99Archie2,839
210218Nodwick13$2.99Dork Storm2,764
211247Kissing Chaos7$2.25Oni2,724
212204Cavewoman Meriems Gallery2$3.50Basement2,696
213268Veronica124$1.99Archie2,633
214222Lodoss War Deedlits Tale7$2.95CPM2,627
215189Cavewoman Cover Gallery1$4.50Basement2,604
216270Betty & Veronica Spectacular53$1.99Archie2,599
217216Archie Double Digest132$3.29Archie2,547
218211Alice In Sexland2$3.50Fantagraphics2,519
219228Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight18$2.95CPM2,496
220280Tim Vigils Webwitch Preview$1.99Avatar2,484
221230Akiko47$2.95Sirius2,462
222233Killer Princesses2$2.95Oni2,404
223223Pals N Gals Double Digest65$3.29Archie2,325
224193Smile Vol. 43$4.99Tokyopop2,307
225276Archie Digest188$2.19Archie2,290
226219Wereslut (resolicited)5$3.50Fantagraphics2,273
227227Jugheads Double Digest84$3.29Archie2,245
228283Betty & Veronica Digest128$2.19Archie2,239
229198A G Super Erotic Anthology1$4.99Icarus2,193
230239Genus52$2.99Radio2,165
231266Aphrodite IX (reorders)1$2.50Image2,147
232246Kodocha2$2.95Tokyopop2,073
233249Marmalade Boy3$2.95Tokyopop2,056
234250Silent Mobius Turnabout2$2.95Viz2,050
235253Amelia Rules5$2.95Renaissance2,039
236191Tigers of Luftwaffe5$5.95Antarctic1,942
237301Jughead With Archie Digest173$2.19Archie1,913
238260Tony Digerolamos Travelers14$2.99Kenzer1,908
239262Saint Tail16$2.95Tokyopop1,879
240263Seventh Sea4$2.95Studio G1,850
241264Geobreeders36$2.95CPM1,845
242267Futabakun Change Vol. 81$2.95Ironcat1,793
243269Furrlough110$2.99Radio1,731
244272Dragon Knights5$2.95Tokyopop1,725
245273Vampirella7$2.95Harris1,725
246275Jack Staff9$2.95Dancing Elephant1,702
247255Evil Eye9$3.50Fantagraphics1,679
248281Angry Youth Comix3$2.95Fantagraphics1,668
249282Miracle Girls17$2.95Tokyopop1,662
250238Puncture (resolicited)4$3.99Com X1,662
251284Cool Devices4$2.95Ironcat1,662
252286Super Dooper Groovy Space Chicks0$2.95Frontline1,616
253287Alison Dare & Heart of the Maiden2$2.95Oni1,611
254289La Blue Girl Manga Ed7$2.95CPM1,565
255245Warren Ellis Strange Killings Wraparound Cvr2$3.95Avatar1,559
256290Warrior Nun Areala Books of Peril4$2.99Antarctic1,542
257224Vagabond Part 14$4.95Viz1,519
258300Skull Man4$2.95Tokyopop1,428
259302Vampire Yui Vol. 41$2.95Ironcat1,399
260303Ogenki Clinic Vol. 87$2.95Ironcat1,399
261304Mac Afro2$2.95Atomic Basement1,376
262235Last Kiss3$4.99Shanda1,342
263240Pokemon Adventures Part 63$4.95Viz1,285
264244Dojin 2000 Dandi 2000$4.95Media Market1,256
265279Big Funnies4$3.99Radio1,245
266312Fantastic Stories2$2.95Basement1,234
267313Sandwalk Adventures2$2.95Active Synapse1,228
268251Dojin 2000 Panst$4.95Media Market1,222
269252Dojin 2000 Honeyqp$4.95Media Market1,217
270316Warhammer Monthly52$2.95Games Workshop1,199
271288I Feel Sick1$3.95Slave Labor1,188
272258Potlatch 2001 Anthology$4.95CBLDF1,171
273259Dojin 2000 Extrag$4.95Media Market1,165
274332Aphrodite IX (reorders)2$2.50Image1,154
275291Return To Normal$4.00Drawn & Quarterly1,154
276319Mighty 11$2.95Sundragon1,131
277320Lets Stay Together Forever1$2.95CPM1,125
278225DF Fathom Alt Cvr (resolicited)14$6.99Dynamic Forces1,074
279327Demon Beast Invasion Manga Ed6$2.95CPM1,074
280342Elvira106$2.50Claypool1,062
281373Generic Comic Book6$1.95Comics Conspiracy982
282285Millennium Ed Batman1 Chromium Ed$5.00DC965
2833537 Guys of Justice13$2.50False Idol942
284294L33t Comics For Gamers1$4.95Keenspot920
285265Femforce115$5.95AC908
286243Americas Greatest Comics1$6.95AC897
287331True XXX Rated Blue (resolicited)2$3.25Illustration897
288295Extinctioners Vol. 2 (resolicited)10$4.99Shanda874
289221Mangazine30$8.99Antarctic868
290346Astra8$2.95CPM862
291277Lady Death Gauntlet Ashcan$6.00Chaos828
292278Tim Vigils Webwitch Preview Nude Cvr$6.00Avatar828
293350Ballad of Utopia (resolicited)4$2.95Basement822
294352Vamperotica When Darkness Falls1$2.95Vamperotica805
295369Sonic The Hedgehog Two Pack (reorders)$2.49Archie794
296220Lady Death Heartbreaker Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos788
297292Spains Zodiac Mindwarp1$5.95Fogelcomix765
298293Monsters In My Tummy$5.95Slave Labor765
299226Vampi16 Dlx Ed$9.95Harris754
300361Two Over Ten4$2.95Second to Some731




February 2002 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.

#1 #2 #3 #4

Graphic novel sales were up dramatically, thanks to the Wolverine: The Origin hardcover.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
17Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 19 Moon In Our Hearts$9.95Dark Horse13,958
21 Wolverine: The Origin HC$34.95Marvel12,508
38History of the DC Universe$9.95DC11,428
42Akira Book 6$29.95Dark Horse8,658
54Image Comics 10th Anniversary HC$24.95Image6,808
63Ultimate Spider-Man HC$34.95Marvel6,808
712Astro Boy Vol. 1$9.95Dark Horse6,340
89Essential Spider-Man Vol. 5$14.95Marvel5,300
96Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man HC$29.95Marvel4,729
1010Hellboy Conqueror Worm New Prtg$17.95Dark Horse3,792
1114Ranma 1/2 Vol. 19$15.95Viz3,558
1220Hellblazer Good Intentions$12.95DC3,490
1339Phantom Vol. 1 Ghost Killer$5.95MNS3,404
1413Avengers Defenders War$17.95Marvel3,278
1518Oh My Goddess Childhoods End$15.95Dark Horse3,141
1616Starman Vol. 7 Starry Knight$17.95DC2,873
175Flash Archives Vol. 3 HC$49.95DC2,844
1817X-Treme X-Men$18.95Marvel2,650
1919Star Wars Jedi Vs Sith$17.95Dark Horse2,564
2025Fushigi Yugi Vol. 6 Summoner$15.95Viz2,410
2128Elektra$15.95Marvel2,216
2215Tom Strong Book Two HC$24.95DC2,199
2323Blade Duel With Dracula$17.95Marvel2,193
2429Spider-Man Revenge of the Green Goblin$16.95Marvel2,039
2527Divine Right Book One$17.95DC1,999