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April 2002 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Sold to North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. sales
* FCBD Edition Ultimate Spider-Man 1 $0.12 Marvel 631,990
* FCBD Edition Star Wars Tales: A Jedi's Weaponpon 1 $0.12 Dark Horse 389,260
* FCBD Edition Justice League Adventures 1 $0.12 DC 310,643
* FCBD Edition Tomb Raider 1/2 $0.02 Image 238,679
1 Transformers Generation One 1 $2.95 Dreamwave 128,202
2 New X-Men 125 $2.25 Marvel 112,005
3 Ultimates 4 $2.25 Marvel 110,896
4 Amazing Spider-Man 40 (Res) $2.25 Marvel 106,725
5 Ultimate X-Men 17 $2.25 Marvel 103,085
6 Uncanny X-Men 405 $2.25 Marvel 100,958
7 Captain America 1 $3.99 Marvel 97,366
8 Ultimate Spider-Man 21 $2.25 Marvel 90,827
9 Wolverine 175 $3.50 Marvel 81,198
10 G.I. Joe 5 $2.95 Image 77,972
11 X-Treme X-Men 12 $2.99 Marvel 77,248
12 Green Arrow 14 $2.50 DC 75,942
13 JLA 65 $2.25 DC 66,577
14 Avengers 53 $2.25 Marvel 57,869
15 Spider-Man Peter Parker 42 $2.25 Marvel 52,434
16 Wolverine Hulk 3 $3.50 Marvel 52,420
17 Spider-Man Peter Parker 43 $2.25 Marvel 52,111
18 Detective Comics 769 $2.50 DC 52,097
19 Daredevil 32 $2.99 Marvel 51,147
20 X-Factor 1 $2.50 Marvel 50,279
21 Marvel Mangaverse 1 $2.99 Marvel 50,072
22 Spider-Man Movie Adaptation $5.95 Marvel 48,582
23 Punisher 11 $2.99 Marvel 48,331
24 Batman 602 $2.25 DC 48,220
25 Fantastic Four 54 $3.50 Marvel 48,172
26 Incredible Hulk 39 $2.25 Marvel 47,858
27 Nightwing 68 $2.25 DC 46,301
28 Spawn 121 $2.50 Image 46,161
29 Batgirl 27 $2.50 DC 45,997
30 Batman Gotham Knights 28 $2.50 DC 45,857
31 Fathom 15 $2.50 Image 45,298
32 X-Force 127 $2.25 Marvel 45,168
33 JSA 35 $2.50 DC 44,507
34 Hawkman 2 $2.50 DC 44,459
35 G.I. Joe Battle Files 1 $5.95 Image 43,494
36 X-Men Unlimited 35 $3.50 Marvel 42,892
37 Ultimate Marvel Team-Up 15 $2.25 Marvel 42,004
38 Paradise X 2 $2.99 Marvel 41,850
39 Exiles 12 $2.25 Marvel 41,677
40 Superman 181 $2.25 DC 40,727
41 Iron Man 53 $2.25 Marvel 40,461
42 Iron Man 54 $2.25 Marvel 40,215
43 Star Wars Ep II Attack of the Clones 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 40,211
44 Black Widow Pale Little Spider 1 $2.99 Marvel 39,343
45 Star Wars Ep II Attack of the Clones 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 38,904
46 Thor 48 $2.25 Marvel 38,725
47 Green Lantern 149 $2.25 DC 37,939
48 Elektra 10 $2.99 Marvel 37,559
49 Marvel Knights Double Shot 1 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 37,356
50 Midnight Nation 11 (Res) $2.50 Image 37,274
51 Morlocks 1 $2.50 Marvel 36,676
52 Action Comics 790 $2.25 DC 36,560
53 Adventures Of Superman 603 $2.25 DC 36,064
54 Alias 8 $2.99 Marvel 35,707
55 Superman Man Of Steel 125 $2.25 DC 34,661
56 Catwoman 6 $2.50 DC 34,289
57 Robin 101 $2.25 DC 32,081
58 Tomb Raider 21 $2.50 Image 31,941
59 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 154 $2.25 DC 31,661
60 Startling Stories Megalomaniacal Spider-Man $2.99 Marvel 31,517
61 Order 3 $2.25 Marvel 31,410
62 Thunderbolts 63 $2.25 Marvel 31,222
63 Muties 3 $2.50 Marvel 31,145
64 Blade 2 $2.99 Marvel 30,706
65 Cable 104 $2.25 Marvel 30,441
66 Marvel Knights Vol. 2 2 $2.99 Marvel 30,301
67 Transformers Px Preview Book 1 $3.95 Dreamwave 30,272
68 Spider-Man Tangled Web 13 $2.99 Marvel 29,839
69 Deadline 1 $2.99 Marvel 29,732
70 Powers 20 $2.95 Image 29,385
71 Flash 185 $2.25 DC 29,371
72 Wonder Woman 180 $2.25 DC 28,922
73 Witchblade 55 $2.50 Image 28,898
74 Young Justice 44 $2.50 DC 28,855
75 Star Wars Jango Fett Open Seasons 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 28,705
76 Deadpool 66 $2.25 Marvel 28,652
77 Just Imagine Stan Lee W/Scott McDaniel Creating Aquaman $5.95 DC 28,377
78 Birds Of Prey 42 $2.50 DC 28,339
79 Avengers Celestial Quest 8 $3.50 Marvel 28,180
80 Avengers Icons Tigra 2 $2.99 Marvel 27,418
81 Howard The Duck 4 $2.99 Marvel 27,085
82 Legion 7 $2.50 DC 26,998
83 Just A Pilgrim Garden Of Eden 2 $2.99 Wizard 26,323
84 Lab Rats 1 $2.50 DC 25,841
85 Tomb Raider Journeys 4 $2.95 Image 25,807
86 Spider-Girl 46 $2.25 Marvel 25,566
87 Titans 40 $2.50 DC 25,388
88 Sojourn 10 $2.95 Crossgen 25,248
89 High Roads 1 $2.95 DC 24,891
90 Out There 10 $2.95 DC 24,433
91 Harley Quinn 19 $2.25 DC 24,284
92 Captain Marvel 31 $2.50 Marvel 24,009
93 Power Company 3 $2.50 DC 23,527
94 Ruse 7 $2.95 Crossgen 22,885
95 Transformers Generation One Chrome Cvr 1 $5.95 Dreamwave 22,591
96 Star Wars 41 $2.99 Dark Horse 22,027
97 Mutant X Dangerous Discoveries 1 $3.50 Marvel 21,906
98 Path 2 $2.95 Crossgen 21,443
99 Bastard Samurai 1 $2.95 Image 21,381
100 Black Panther 43 $2.50 Marvel 21,376
101 Taskmaster 3 $2.99 Marvel 21,352
102 Superboy 99 $2.25 DC 21,159
103 Promethea 20 $2.95 DC 20,773
104 Athena Inc 1 $2.95 Image 20,764
105 Supergirl 69 $2.25 DC 20,691
106 Spectre 16 $2.50 DC 20,547
107 Doom Patrol 7 $2.50 DC 20,532
108 Batman Deathblow After Fire 2 $5.95 DC 20,262
109 Hellblazer 173 $2.50 DC 19,992
110 Justice League Adventures 6 $1.99 DC 19,799
111 Impulse 85 $2.50 DC 19,654
112 Warlands 1 / 2 $2.25 Dreamwave 19,466
113 X-Men Evolution 6 $2.25 Marvel 18,714
114 Transmetropolitan 55 $2.50 DC 18,623
115 Spyboy Young Justice 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 18,449
116 Superman & Savage Dragon Chicago $5.95 DC 18,386
117 100 Bullets 35 $2.50 DC 18,386
118 Scion 23 $2.95 Crossgen 18,222
119 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 44 $2.99 Dark Horse 17,600
120 Universe 7 $2.50 Image 17,528
121 Gen 13 76 $2.50 DC 17,427
122 Suicide Squad 8 $2.50 DC 17,243
123 Lucifer 25 $2.50 DC 17,108
124 Crux 13 $2.95 Crossgen 16,284
125 Mystic 23 $2.95 Crossgen 16,120
126 Lady Death Chastity Bad Kitty United 1 $2.99 Chaos 16,105
127 Citizen V & Battallion Everlasting 3 $2.99 Marvel 16,019
128 Haven Broken City 5 $2.50 DC 15,937
129 Negation 5 $2.95 Crossgen 15,932
130 It Girl One Shot $2.95 Oni 15,739
131 Banished Knights 3 $2.95 Dreamwave 15,512
132 Crossgen Chronicles 7 $3.95 Crossgen 15,479
133 First 18 $2.95 Crossgen 15,464
134 Sigil 23 $2.95 Crossgen 15,397
135 Meridian 23 $2.95 Crossgen 15,035
136 Simpsons Comics 69 $2.50 Bongo 15,011
137 Lady Death Gauntlet 2 $2.99 Chaos 14,876
138 Deadman 5 $2.50 DC 14,717
139 Azrael Agent of the Bat 89 $2.50 DC 14,452
140 Hunter Age Of Magic 10 $2.50 DC 14,061
141 Codename Knockout 12 $2.50 DC 13,487
142 Savage Dragon 98 $2.95 Image 13,391
143 Kindred 4 $2.50 DC 13,169
144 Vampirella 8 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 13,164
145 Sandman Presents Thessaliad 4 $2.50 DC 13,145
146 Batman Gotham Adventures 49 $1.99 DC 13,053
147 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 49 $2.95 Abstract 12,913
148 Defiance 2 $2.95 Image 12,822
149 Establishment 8 $2.50 DC 12,817
150 Orion 25 $3.95 DC 12,783
151 Midnight Mass 1 $2.50 DC 12,663
152 Vampi 18 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 12,503
153 American Century 14 $2.50 DC 12,122
154 Purgatori God Hunter 2 $2.99 Chaos 12,016
155 Chastity Crazytown 2 $2.99 Chaos 11,361
156 Scorpion King 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 11,081
157 Sci Spy 3 $2.50 DC 10,960
158 Radix 3 $2.95 Image 10,647
159 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 $2.95 Mirage 10,522
160 Powerpuff Girls 26 $1.99 DC 9,711
161 Greyshirt Indigo Sunset 5 $3.50 DC 9,398
162 Crusades 14 $2.50 DC 9,306
163 Tekken Forever 3 $2.95 Image 9,118
164 Oh My Goddess Part Xi 9 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,737
165 Untold Tales Of Evil Ernie Relentless 1 $4.99 Chaos 8,443
166 Knights of the Dinner Table 66 $2.99 Kenzer 7,725
167 Blade of the Immortal 67 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,643
168 Stray Bullets 25 $3.50 El Capitan 7,590
169 Dragonball Z Part 5 4 $2.95 Viz 7,571
170 10th Muse 11 $2.95 Image 7,320
171 Cerebus 277 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 7,190
172 Image Introduces Cryptopia 1 $2.95 Image 7,050
173 10th Muse Demonslayer 1 $3.50 Avatar 6,973
174 Tenth Nightwalker 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,934
175 Girl Genius 7 $3.95 Studio Foglio 6,732
176 Dragonball Part 4 9 $2.95 Viz 6,355
177 Cannon God Exaxxion 6 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,249
178 Ennis & Mccrea's Bigger Dicks 3 $4.95 Avatar 6,240
179 Madman Picture Exhibition 1 $3.95 AAA Pop 6,196
180 Scooby-Doo 59 $1.99 DC 6,177
181 Robo Dojo 3 $2.95 DC 5,970
182 Ranma 1/2 Part 11 2 $2.95 Viz 5,936
183 Super Manga Blast 21 $5.99 Dark Horse 5,883
184 Terry Moores Paradise Too 7 $2.95 Abstract 5,864
185 Sonic The Hedgehog 109 $1.99 Archie 5,507
186 Sonic The Hedgehog 110 $1.99 Archie 5,357
187 Gundam Wing Endless Waltz 2 $2.99 Tokyopop 5,150
188 Cardcaptor Sakura 27 $2.99 Tokyopop 4,836
189 Gold Digger 31 $2.99 Antarctic 4,677
190 10th Muse Demonslayer 1/2 $3.95 Comic Cavalcade 4,591
191 Transformers Generation One Incentive Cvr 1 $2.95 Dreamwave 4,229
192 Knights of the Dinner Table Table Illustrated 12 $2.99 Kenzer 4,152
193 Inu Yasha Part 6 12 $2.95 Viz 4,041
194 Gloom Cookie 12 $2.95 Slave Labor 3,862
195 Dork Tower 18 (Res) $2.99 Dork Storm 3,723
196 Dexters Laboratory 29 $1.99 DC 3,698
197 Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters Everknight 14 Kevlar $2.99 Kenzer 3,684
198 Planetary Authority Ruling World $5.95 DC 3,665
199 How To Draw Manga 14 $4.95 Antarctic 3,650
200 Victoria Cross 1/2 $4.99 Crusade 3,641
201 Brutal Planet 1 $2.99 Neko 3,578
202 Incal 9 $2.95 Humanoids 3,578
203 Archie 522 $1.99 Archie 3,510
204 Looney Tunes 89 $1.99 DC 3,457
205 Love Hina 3 $2.99 Tokyopop 3,448
206 Love Hina 4 $2.99 Tokyopop 3,428
207 Big O Part 1 3 $3.50 Viz 3,366
208 Ceres Celestial Legend Part 2 5 $2.95 Viz 3,346
209 Boneyard 6 $2.95 NBM 3,332
210 Bastard 5 $3.95 Viz 3,231
211 Betty & Veronica 174 $1.99 Archie 3,115
212 Betty & Veronica 175 $1.99 Archie 3,091
213 Ninja High School 94 $2.99 Antarctic 3,076
214 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 106 $3.29 Archie 3,038
215 Betty 112 $1.99 Archie 3,023
216 Slayers Special 4 $2.95 CPM 2,994
217 Sabrina Vol. 2 32 $1.99 Archie 2,990
218 Popbot 2 $7.99 IDW 2,937
219 Archie Double Digest 134 $3.29 Archie 2,917
220 Veronica 126 $1.99 Archie 2,840
221 Slayers Super Explosive Demon Story 6 $2.95 CPM 2,835
222 Archie & Friends 57 $1.99 Archie 2,826
223 Nodwick 14 $2.99 Dork Storm 2,811
224 Pounded 2 $2.95 Oni 2,763
225 Alice In Sexland 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,758
226 PVP 6 $2.99 Dork Storm 2,710
227 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 54 $1.99 Archie 2,662
228 Ragnarok 3 $2.99 Tokyopop 2,589
229 Jugheads Double Digest 85 $3.29 Archie 2,546
230 Medabots Part 1 1 $2.75 Viz 2,546
231 Lodoss War Deedlits Tale 8 $2.95 CPM 2,527
232 Betty & Veronica Digest 129 $2.19 Archie 2,522
233 Archie Digest 189 $2.19 Archie 2,445
234 Courtney Crumrin & Night Things 2 $2.95 Oni 2,416
235 Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight 19 $2.95 CPM 2,416
236 Medabots Part 1 2 $2.75 Viz 2,411
237 Wereslut 6 (Res) $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,406
238 Smile Vol. 4 5 $5.99 Tokyopop 2,397
239 Zoids 3 $5.99 Viz 2,334
240 Halo & Sprocket 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,334
241 Laugh Digest 175 $2.19 Archie 2,247
242 Marmalade Boy 5 $2.99 Tokyopop 2,218
243 Genus 53 $2.99 Radio 2,184
244 Tower 1 $2.95 Sirius 2,175
245 Orient Sexpress 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,175
246 Kodocha 4 $2.99 Tokyopop 2,117
247 Battle Girlz 3 $2.99 Antarctic 2,093
248 Warrior Nun No Justice 1 $3.95 Antarctic 2,049
249 Alraune 4 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,025
250 Steven Grants Mortal Souls 2 $3.50 Avatar 2,016
251 Baby Demonica 1 $2.95 Sirius 1,967
252 Silent Mobius Turnabout 4 $2.95 Viz 1,963
253 Artbabe Presents La Perdida 2 $4.95 Fantagraphics 1,953
254 Saint Tail 18 $2.99 Tokyopop 1,924
255 Amazing Spider-Man Ace Ed 129 $13.99 Wizard 1,871
256 Tigers Of Luftwaffe 7 $5.95 Antarctic 1,866
257 Futabakun Change Vol. 8 3 $2.95 Ironcat 1,760
258 Horsemen 1 $2.95 Griot 1,746
259 Hedg 3 $2.95 Papyrus 1,726
260 Specwar 1 $3.25 Peter Four 1,717
261 Furrlough 112 $2.99 Radio 1,707
262 Jack Staff 10 $2.95 Dancing Elephant 1,683
263 Puncture 5 $3.99 Com X 1,678
264 Vagabond Part 1 6 $4.95 Viz 1,673
265 Pantheon 11 $2.95 Lone Star 1,668
266 Miracle Girls 19 $2.99 Tokyopop 1,654
267 My Friend Dahmer 1 $2.95 Derfcity 1,625
268 Pop Gun War 3 $2.50 Abstract 1,620
269 Warrior Nun Areala 6 $2.99 Antarctic 1,611
270 Savage Planet 1 $2.95 Basement 1,601
271 Tigress Tales 3 $2.95 Basement 1,596
272 A G Super Erotic Anthology 2 $4.99 Icarus 1,591
273 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 9 1 $2.95 Ironcat 1,442
274 Teenagers From Mars 1 $2.99 Teenagers from Mars 1,326
275 Vampire Yui Vol. 4 3 $2.95 Ironcat 1,326
276 Lady Death Gauntlet Alt Cvr 2 $7.50 Chaos 1,316
277 Rapture 1 $2.75 Acid Colors 1,292
278 Monsters Of Rock 1 $2.99 Radio 1,263
279 Sandwalk Adventures 3 $2.95 Active Synapse 1,254
280 Oddballz 1 $2.95 NBM 1,220
281 Double Take 2 $2.95 Funk-O-Tron 1,220
282 Shanda The Panda 35 $4.99 Shanda 1,201
283 Warhammer Monthly 54 $3.50 Games Workshop 1,201
284 Pokemon Adventures Part 7 1 $4.95 Viz 1,191
285 Ex Parte 1 $2.95 Lone Star 1,191
286 Threshold 47 $4.95 Avatar 1,181
287 Liberty Meadows 8 (O/A) $2.95 Insight 1,114
288 Liberty Meadows 10 (O/A) $2.95 Insight 1,114
289 Liberty Meadows 11 (O/A) $2.95 Insight 1,104
290 Tony Digerolamos Travelers 15 $2.99 Kenzer 1,095
291 I Hate Cartoons 1 $4.95 Atta Boy 1,061
292 Elvira 108 $2.50 Claypool 1,056
293 Big Pants Mouse 1 $3.00 Dumm 1,056
294 Demi The Demoness 6 $5.95 Fogelcomix 1,051
295 Screaming Kitty 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 964
296 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose Curr Ptg 1 (O/A) $2.95 Broadsword 960
297 Steven Grants Mortal Souls Wrprnd Cvr 2 $3.95 Avatar 955
298 Frayed Ends 1 $2.95 Alebrije 955
299 Generic Comic Book 7 $1.95 Comics Conspiracy 926
300 Ballad Of Utopia 5 $2.95 Basement 911
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 21 Frangrance Of Death $9.95 Dark Horse 14,297
2 Star Wars Ep II Attack of the Clones $17.95 Dark Horse 8,766
3 Green Lantern Legacy Last Will & Testament Hal Jordan $24.95 DC 7,426
4 Spider-Man Movie $12.95 Marvel 7,363
5 Forge #1 $9.95 Crossgen 6,519
6 Edge #1 $9.95 Crossgen 6,254
7 Astro Boy Vol. 3 $9.95 Dark Horse 4,726
8 Marvel Mangaverse $24.95 Marvel 4,624
9 Daredevil Yellow HC $29.95 Marvel 4,398
10 Batman In Fifties $19.95 DC 4,383
11 Tank Girl Vol. 1 $16.99 Titan 3,920
12 Fury $15.95 Marvel 3,901
13 Spirit Archives Vol. 7 HC $49.95 DC 3,264
14 Robin Year One $14.95 DC 3,226
15 Star Wars Tales Vol. 2 $19.95 Dark Horse 3,134
16 Avengers Korvac Saga $19.95 Marvel 3,004
17 Gundam The Origin #1 $7.95 Viz 2,951
18 Dumped $5.95 Oni 2,599
19 Cowboy Bebop Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,565
20 Spider-Man Wedding $15.95 Marvel 2,532
21 Wolverine & Elektra Redeemer HC $29.95 Marvel 2,387
22 Vampire Masquerade Nosferatu $6.95 Moonstone 2,300
23 Violent Cases $12.95 Dark Horse 2,276
24 Obergeist Directors Cut $19.95 Image 2,266
25 American Century Vol. 2 Hollywood Babylon $12.95 DC 2,204
26 Love Hina Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,982
27 Judge Dredd Justice One $14.99 Titan 1,828
28 Wolverine Gambit Victims $12.95 Marvel 1,828
29 Sergio Aragones Actions Speak $13.95 Dark Horse 1,794
30 Transformers Vol. 3 Px HC Primalreams $24.99 Titan 1,693
31 Chobits Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,596
32 Cable Shining Path $15.95 Marvel 1,519
33 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Oz $9.95 Dark Horse 1,519
34 Tony Daniel F5 $14.95 Dark Horse 1,389
35 True Facts $10.00 AIT 1,287
36 Cages HC Collection $50.00 NBM 1,234
37 Poison Elves Vol. 8 $15.95 Sirius 1,225
38 Boneyard Vol. 1 $12.95 NBM 1,143
39 Tribulation Force Vol. 1 $5.99 Tyndale House 1,114
40 To Afghanistan & Back HC $15.95 NBM 1,061
41 Initial D Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,061
42 Clive Barkers Hellraiser Px Leather Bound Ed $49.95 Checker 1,027
43 King Vol. 2 $11.95 Fantagraphics 1,022
44 Exterminator 17 HC $15.95 Humanoid 1,017
45 Kabuki Vol. 6arab HC $29.95 Image 1,003
46 Gunwitch Outskirts Of Doom $9.95 Oni 993
47 Marmalade Boy Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 979
48 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Vol. 4 $9.95 Viz 960
49 Marvel Masterworks Avengers HC New Prtg $49.95 Marvel 945
50 Real Bout Highhool Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 945




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