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May 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
1 Transformers Generation One 2 $2.95 Dreamwave 124,093
2 New X-Men 126 $2.25 Marvel 110,718
3 Ultimates 5 $2.25 Marvel 110,005
4 Amazing Spider-Man 41 (Res) $2.25 Marvel 105,094
5 Ultimate X-Men 18 $2.25 Marvel 101,012
6 Uncanny X-Men 406 $2.25 Marvel 98,022
7 Ultimate Spider-Man 22 $3.50 Marvel 97,537
8 Spider-Man Blue 1 $3.50 Marvel 84,880
9 Ultimate Spider-Man Special 1 $3.50 Marvel 83,015
10 G.I. Joe 6 $2.95 Image 76,923
11 X-Treme X-Men 13 $2.99 Marvel 74,829
12 Green Arrow 15 $2.50 DC 74,417
13 Wolverine 176 $2.25 Marvel 74,100
14 Captain America 2 $2.99 Marvel 72,262
15 JLA 66 $2.25 DC 65,001
16 Spider-Man Peter Parker 44 $2.25 Marvel 58,179
17 Avengers 54 $2.25 Marvel 56,732
18 Batman 603 $2.25 DC 55,685
19 Detective Comics 770 $2.50 DC 52,939
20 Daredevil 33 $2.99 Marvel 50,673
21 Wolverine Hulk 4 $3.50 Marvel 49,582
22 Spider-Man Quality Of Life 1 $2.99 Marvel 49,164
23 Incredible Hulk 40 $2.25 Marvel 48,407
24 Nightwing 69 $2.25 DC 47,120
25 Fantastic Four 55 $2.25 Marvel 46,742
26 Hawkman 3 $2.50 DC 45,918
27 Punisher 12 $2.99 Marvel 45,450
28 Spawn 122 $2.50 Image 45,288
29 Green Lantern 150 $3.50 DC 45,216
30 JSA 36 $2.50 DC 44,988
31 Rising Stars 19 $2.50 Image 44,743
32 X-Force 128 $2.25 Marvel 44,125
33 Iron Man 55 $3.50 Marvel 43,841
34 X-Factor 2 $2.50 Marvel 43,000
35 X-Men Unlimited 36 $3.50 Marvel 42,916
36 Marvel Mangaverse 2 $2.25 Marvel 42,159
37 Birds Of Prey 43 $2.50 DC 41,719
38 Superman 182 $2.25 DC 41,123
39 Exiles 13 $2.25 Marvel 41,101
40 Ultimate Marvel Team Up 16 $2.25 Marvel 40,110
41 Thor 49 $2.25 Marvel 38,328
42 Paradise X Xen $4.50 Marvel 38,077
43 Batgirl 28 $2.50 DC 37,454
44 Midnight Nation 12 $2.95 Image 37,019
45 Batman Gotham Knights 29 $2.50 DC 36,117
46 Star Wars Ep II Attack of the Clones 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 35,738
47 Star Wars Ep II Attack of the Clones 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 35,588
48 Cage 3 $2.99 Marvel 35,321
49 Action Comics 791 $2.25 DC 35,232
50 Alias 9 $2.99 Marvel 34,692
51 Adventures Of Superman 604 $2.25 DC 34,647
52 DC First Batgirl Joker $3.50 DC 34,263
53 Black Widow Pale Little Spider 2 $2.99 Marvel 33,934
54 Catwoman 7 $2.50 DC 33,645
55 Superman Man Of Steel 126 $2.25 DC 33,617
56 DC First Flash Superman $3.50 DC 32,230
57 DC First Green Lantern Green Lantern $3.50 DC 31,440
58 Marvel Knights Double Shot 2 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 31,228
59 Spider-Man Tangled Web 14 $2.99 Marvel 31,039
60 Just Imagine Stan Lee W/Chris Bachalo Creating Catwoman $5.95 DC 30,950
61 Hood 1 $2.99 Marvel 30,821
62 Thunderbolts 64 $2.25 Marvel 30,682
63 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 155 $2.25 DC 30,582
64 Order 4 $2.25 Marvel 30,582
65 Tomb Raider 22 $2.50 Image 30,203
66 Morlocks 2 $2.50 Marvel 30,131
67 Flash 186 $2.25 DC 29,992
68 DC First Superman Lobo $3.50 DC 29,892
69 Robin 102 $2.25 DC 29,635
70 Cable 105 $2.25 Marvel 29,257
71 Powers 21 $2.95 Image 29,073
72 Blade 3 $2.99 Marvel 28,839
73 Marvel Knights Vol. 2 3 $2.99 Marvel 28,460
74 Deadpool 67 $2.25 Marvel 28,366
75 Witchblade 56 $2.50 Image 28,360
76 Wonder Woman 181 $2.25 DC 27,948
77 Superman Aliens II 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 27,943
78 Muties 4 $2.50 Marvel 27,798
79 Young Justice 45 $2.50 DC 27,013
80 Legion 8 $2.50 DC 26,578
81 Howard The Duck 5 $2.99 Marvel 26,534
82 Star Wars Jango Fett Open Seasons 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 26,461
83 Spider-Girl 47 $2.25 Marvel 25,815
84 Avengers Icons Tigra 3 $2.99 Marvel 25,804
85 Just A Pilgrim Garden Of Eden 3 $2.99 Wizard 25,715
86 Sojourn 11 $2.95 Crossgen 25,609
87 Lone Wolf 2100 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 25,298
88 Titans 41 $2.50 DC 24,841
89 Way of the Rat 1 $2.95 Crossgen 24,501
90 Captain Marvel 32 $2.50 Marvel 24,273
91 Out There 11 $2.95 DC 23,694
92 Fables 1 $2.50 DC 23,633
93 Deadline 2 $2.99 Marvel 23,549
94 Harley Quinn 20 $2.25 DC 23,471
95 Tom Strong 17 $2.95 DC 23,276
96 Green Lantern Secret Files 3 $4.95 DC 22,781
97 Ruse 8 $2.95 Crossgen 22,731
98 Path 3 $2.95 Crossgen 21,801
99 Mutant Earth 1 $2.95 Image 21,656
100 Star Wars 42 $2.99 Dark Horse 21,589
101 Taskmaster 4 $2.99 Marvel 21,427
102 Red Star 9* $2.95 Image 21,422
103 Tom Strongs Terrific Tales 4 $2.95 DC 21,411
104 Power Company 4 $2.50 DC 21,199
105 Black Panther 44 $2.50 Marvel 20,999
106 Supergirl 70 $2.25 DC 20,553
107 Inferno Hellbound 3 (Res) $2.50 Image 20,219
108 Mutant X Future Shock 1 $3.50 Marvel 20,024
109 Hellblazer 174 $2.50 DC 19,969
110 Lab Rats 2 $2.50 DC 19,690
111 Spectre 17 $2.50 DC 19,634
112 Doom Patrol 8 $2.50 DC 19,573
113 Superboy 100 $3.50 DC 19,506
114 High Roads 2 $2.95 DC 19,339
115 Justice League Adventures 7 $1.99 DC 18,727
116 Transmetropolitan 56 $2.50 DC 18,326
117 100 Bullets 36 $2.50 DC 18,187
118 Scion 24 $2.95 Crossgen 18,187
119 Amazing Screw-On Head $2.99 Dark Horse 18,142
120 X-Men Evolution 7 $2.25 Marvel 17,969
121 Gen 13 77 $3.50 DC 17,429
122 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 45 $2.99 Dark Horse 17,145
123 Suicide Squad 9 $2.50 DC 16,917
124 Liberty Meadows 26 $2.95 Insight 16,722
125 Dawn Convention Sketchbook 2002 $2.95 Image 16,405
126 Lady Death Goddess Returns 1 $2.99 Chaos 16,371
127 Steampunk 12 $3.50 DC 15,993
128 Crux 14 $2.95 Crossgen 15,943
129 Mystic 24 $2.95 Crossgen 15,876
130 Lucifer 26 $2.50 DC 15,753
131 Negation 6 $2.95 Crossgen 15,681
132 Azrael Agent of the Bat 90 $2.50 DC 15,625
133 Bone 48 $2.95 Cartoon 15,603
134 Simpsons Comics 70 $2.50 Bongo 15,503
135 First 19 $2.95 Crossgen 15,274
136 Sigil 24 $2.95 Crossgen 15,252
137 Guardian Angel 1 $2.95 Image 15,196
138 Impulse 86 $2.50 DC 15,029
139 Batman Gotham Adventures 50 $1.99 DC 14,907
140 Meridian 24 $2.95 Crossgen 14,846
141 Citizen V & Battallion Everlasting 4 $2.99 Marvel 14,812
142 Lady Death Bedlam 1 $2.99 Chaos 14,762
143 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 50 $2.95 Abstract 14,550
144 Haven Broken City 6 $2.50 DC 14,044
145 Hunter Age Of Magic 11 $2.50 DC 13,799
146 Tenth Nightwalker 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 13,793
147 Deadman 6 $2.50 DC 13,387
148 Savage Dragon 99 $2.95 Image 13,387
149 Codename Knockout 13 $2.50 DC 13,142
150 Darkminds Macropolis 3 $2.95 Dreamwave 13,130
151 Bart Simpson Comics 8 $2.50 Bongo 13,008
152 Purgatori God Killer 1 $2.99 Chaos 13,002
153 Vampirella 9 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 12,885
154 Vampi 19 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 12,368
155 Futurama Comics 9 $2.50 Bongo 12,329
156 Establishment 9 $2.50 DC 11,994
157 American Century 15 $2.50 DC 11,694
158 Darkchylde Last Issue Special $3.95 Darkchylde 11,627
159 Chastity Crazytown 3 $2.99 Chaos 11,104
160 Fused 2 $2.95 Image 10,797
161 Midnight Mass 2 $2.50 DC 10,730
162 Spyboy Special One Shot $4.99 Dark Horse 10,558
163 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose 14 $2.95 Broadsword 10,508
164 Haunted Gray Matters 1 $2.99 Chaos 9,968
165 Sci Spy 4 $2.50 DC 9,795
166 Powerpuff Girls 27 $1.99 DC 9,466
167 Insane Clown Posse Dark Carnival 1 $2.99 Chaos 9,394
168 Noble Causes 3* $2.95 Image 9,288
169 Crusades 15 $2.50 DC 9,082
170 Oh My Goddess Part Xi 10 $3.99 Dark Horse 8,620
171 Usagi Yojimbo 57 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,425
172 Queen & Country 8 $2.95 Oni 7,946
173 Knights of the Dinner Table 67 $2.99 Kenzer 7,796
174 Black Tide 4* $2.95 Image 7,746
175 Blade of the Immortal 68 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,579
176 Stray Bullets 26 $3.50 El Capitan 7,562
177 Dragonball Z Part 5 5 $2.95 Viz 7,451
178 Cerebus 278 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 7,117
179 Dungeons & Dragons In Shadow Of Dragons 8 $2.99 Kenzer 6,699
180 Scooby-Doo 60 $1.99 DC 6,693
181 Kabuki Refelctions 4 $4.95 Image 6,543
182 Dragonball Part 4 10 $2.95 Viz 6,298
183 Cannon God Exaxxion 7 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,192
184 Beautiful Killer Ltd Preview Ed 1 $5.00 Wizard 5,852
185 Super Manga Blast 22 $5.99 Dark Horse 5,752
186 Ranma 1/2 Part 11 3 $2.95 Viz 5,736
187 Ennis & Mccreas Bigger Dicks 4 $4.95 Avatar 5,719
188 Creeps 4 $2.95 Image 5,685
189 Creed Utopiate 3 $2.95 Image 5,680
190 Sonic The Hedgehog 111 $1.99 Archie 5,680
191 Nightmares & Fairy Tales 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 5,663
192 Madman Picture Exhibition 2 $3.95 AAA Pop 5,596
193 Poison Elves 71 $2.95 Sirius 5,346
194 All New Tenchi Muyo Part 1 1 $2.95 Viz 5,162
195 Robo Dojo 4 $2.95 DC 4,984
196 Cardcaptor Sakura 28 $2.99 Tokyopop 4,772
197 Gundam Wing Endless Waltz 3 $2.99 Tokyopop 4,755
198 Gold Digger 32 $2.99 Antarctic 4,722
199 Neon Genesis Part 7 1 $3.50 Viz 4,678
200 Xin 1 Alpha Preview Ed $2.50 Harris 4,616
201 Metabarons 17 $2.95 Humanoids 4,483
202 Tick & Artie 1 $3.50 New England 4,310
203 Looney Tunes 90 $1.99 DC 4,015
204 Warren Ellis Scars Sampler $0.75 Avatar 3,920
205 Inu Yasha Part 6 13 $2.95 Viz 3,903
206 Archie 523 $1.99 Archie 3,787
207 Berlin 9 $3.50 Drawn & Quarterly 3,653
208 Big O Part 1 4 $3.50 Viz 3,620
209 Shot Callerz 1 $2.95 Oni 3,608
210 Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters Everknight 15 Priestess $2.99 Kenzer 3,581
211 Sky Between Branches 0 $2.99 Com X 3,553
212 Cavewoman Raptor 2 $3.25 Basement 3,530
213 How To Draw Manga 15 $4.95 Antarctic 3,480
214 Betty & Veronica 176 $1.99 Archie 3,452
215 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 107 $3.29 Archie 3,297
216 Betty 113 $1.99 Archie 3,274
217 Bastard 6 $3.95 Viz 3,274
218 Ceres Celestial Legend Part 2 6 $2.95 Viz 3,274
219 Veronica 127 $1.99 Archie 3,230
220 Shi Poisoned Paradise Preview $1.99 Avatar 3,196
221 Age Of Bronze Behind Scenes $3.50 Image 3,185
222 Mutant Texas Tales Of Sheriff Ida Red 1 $2.95 Oni 3,146
223 Ninja High School 95 $2.99 Antarctic 3,052
224 Sabrina Vol. 2 33 $1.99 Archie 3,046
225 Slayers Special 5 $2.95 CPM 3,007
226 Archie & Friends 58 $1.99 Archie 3,001
227 Skinwalker 1 $2.95 Oni 2,868
228 Cartoon Cartoons 11 $1.99 DC 2,851
229 Pals N Gals Double Digest 67 $3.29 Archie 2,840
230 Pounded 3 $2.95 Oni 2,812
231 Betty & Veronica Digest 130 $2.19 Archie 2,773
232 Archie Digest 190 $2.19 Archie 2,768
233 Gold Digger Swimsuit Special 2002 $4.50 Antarctic 2,751
234 Classwar 4 $2.99 Com X 2,740
235 Zooms Academy For Super Gifted 3 $3.50 Astonish 2,701
236 Jugheads Double Digest 86 $3.29 Archie 2,673
237 Courtney Crumrin & Night Things 3 $2.95 Oni 2,656
238 Vault 1 Legends Dark City Angel Preview $2.50 DHJ 2,595
239 Squid Girl 1 $2.95 Basement 2,511
240 Akiko 48 $2.95 Sirius 2,506
241 Ragnarok 4 $2.99 Tokyopop 2,495
242 Archies Weird Mysteries 21 $1.99 Archie 2,484
243 Jughead 144 $1.99 Archie 2,467
244 S&M University 5 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,406
245 Wereslut 7 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,367
246 Smile Vol. 4 6 $5.99 Tokyopop 2,350
247 Slow News Day 6 $3.50 Slave Labor 2,333
248 Jughead W/Archie Digest 175 $2.19 Archie 2,272
249 Dark Knight Strikes Again 3 $7.95 DC 2,250
250 Milk 29 $2.99 Radio 2,161
251 Young Witches Vol. 5 Legacy 3 $3.95 Fantagraphics 2,133
252 Kodocha 5 $2.99 Tokyopop 2,110
253 Amelia Rules 6 $2.95 Renaissance 2,044
254 Battle Girlz 4 $2.99 Antarctic 2,038
255 Tim Vigils Webwitch Companion $4.95 Comic Cavalcade 1,921
256 Silent Mobius Turnabout 5 $2.95 Viz 1,871
257 My Monkeys Name Is Jennifer 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,849
258 Steven Grants Mortal Souls 3 $3.50 Avatar 1,832
259 Tigers Of Luftwaffe 8 $5.95 Antarctic 1,815
260 Bitch In Heat 14 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,810
261 Saint Tail 19 $2.99 Tokyopop 1,787
262 Futabakun Change Vol. 8 4 $2.95 Ironcat 1,749
263 Fade From Blue 1 $1.00 Second to Some 1,743
264 Zoids 4 $5.95 Viz 1,682
265 Furrlough 113 $2.99 Radio 1,671
266 Vagabond Part 1 7 $4.95 Viz 1,671
267 Medabots Part 1 3 $2.75 Viz 1,665
268 Miracle Girls 20 $2.99 Tokyopop 1,643
269 Medabots Part 1 4 $2.75 Viz 1,637
270 Miracle Girls 21 $2.99 Tokyopop 1,615
271 Hedg 4 $2.95 Papyrus 1,598
272 Warrior Nun Areala 7 $2.99 Antarctic 1,576
273 Truth Serum 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,459
274 Super Dooper Groovy Space Chicks 1 $3.95 Frontline 1,414
275 Infinite Kung Fu 2 $3.00 Great Lakes Ninja 1,398
276 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 9 2 $2.95 Ironcat 1,392
277 Dark Knight Strikes Again 2 $7.95 DC 1,370
278 Paradigm 2 $3.00 Two Irish Guys 1,331
279 Dark Knight Strikes Again 1 Curr Prtg $7.95 DC 1,320
280 Dojin 2000 Phantasy XXX $4.95 Media Market 1,309
281 Vampire Yui Vol. 4 4 $2.95 Ironcat 1,303
282 Dojin 2000 Love Tina 2 $4.95 Media Market 1,303
283 Treasure Chests 7 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,292
284 Dojin 2000 Dead Or Dead $4.95 Media Market 1,258
285 Mac Afro 3 $2.95 Atomic Basement 1,236
286 Pete The Pod Postal Worker 11 (Res) $2.95 Shanda 1,225
287 Colonia 7 $2.95 Colonia 1,214
288 Warhammer Monthly 55 $3.50 Games Workshop 1,181
289 Pokemon Adventures Part 7 2 $4.95 Viz 1,175
290 Dojin 2000 Girls Will Be Boys $4.95 Media Market 1,164
291 Rubber Necker 1 $3.50 Alternative 1,158
292 Big Funnies 5 $4.99 Radio 1,125
293 Pleasure Bound 9 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,086
294 Supernatural Law 34 $2.50 Exhibit A 1,080
295 Elvira 109 $2.50 Claypool 1,064
296 Felix The Cats Tv Extravaganza 1 $2.50 Felix 1,030
297 Lady Death Goddess Returns Premium 1 $9.99 Chaos 1,019
298 Giant Shanda Animal 7 $4.99 Shanda 1,002
299 Squee 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 991
300 Freak Brothers 13 New Ptg $3.95 Rip Off 974
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 22 Heaven & Earth $9.95 Dark Horse 14,166
2 Murder Mysteries HC $13.95 Dark Horse 9,060
3 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 3 $17.95 Marvel 8,358
4 Spawn Book of the Dead HC $24.95 Image 6,933
5 G.I. Joe Vol. 2 $24.95 Marvel 6,092
6 Forge #2 $9.95 Crossgen 5,635
7 Edge #2 $9.95 Crossgen 5,246
8 Warren Ellis Atmospherics $5.95 Avatar 4,794
9 Astro Boy Vol. 4 $9.95 Dark Horse 4,728
10 Blade of the Immortal Secrets $16.95 Dark Horse 4,377
11 Classic Star Wars Long Time Ago Vol. 1 $29.95 Dark Horse 3,753
12 Universe X Vol. 2 $29.95 Marvel 3,748
13 Absolute Authority Vol. 1 Oversized HC $49.95 DC 3,514
14 Oh My Goddess Wrong Number $13.95 Dark Horse 3,402
15 Bulletproof Monk $9.95 Image 3,157
16 Fathom Vol. 1 $24.95 Image 3,063
17 Punisher HC $34.95 Marvel 2,884
18 Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 6 $15.95 Viz 2,795
19 Adv Of Barry Ween Boy Genius Gorilla Warfare Vol. 4 $8.95 Oni 2,762
20 Wonder Woman Archives Vol. 3 HC $49.95 DC 2,701
21 Eightball 20th Century Eightball (Res) $18.95 Fantagraphics 2,684
22 Warlands Vol. 2 $11.95 Dreamwave 2,678
23 Clive Barkers Hellraiser Collected Best $21.95 Checker 2,639
24 Names Of Magic $14.95 DC 2,539
25 Marvel Masterworks Iron Man HC $49.95 Marvel 2,511
26 Green Lantern Circle Of Fire $17.95 DC 2,422
27 Inu Yasha Vol. 11 $15.95 Viz 2,344
28 Comics Journal Library Vol. 1 Jack Kirby $18.95 Fantagraphics 2,294
29 Human Target Final Cut HC $29.95 DC 2,250
30 Crux Vol. 1 $15.95 Crossgen 2,250
31 Blaze Of Glory $11.50 Marvel 2,155
32 Vampire Masquerade Beckett $6.95 Moonstone 2,060
33 Dragonball Vol. 8 $12.95 Viz 2,021
34 Love Hina Vol. 2 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,021
35 Superman Tarzan Sons of the Jungle $9.95 Dark Horse 2,021
36 No Need For Tenchi Vol. 12 No Need For Endings $15.95 Viz 2,010
37 Ghost Rider Hammer Lane $15.95 Marvel 1,721
38 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: False Memories $12.95 Dark Horse 1,671
39 Angelic Layer Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,609
40 X 1999 Vol. 7 Rhapsody $15.95 Viz 1,609
41 Sorcerer Hunters Vol. 10 $12.99 Tokyopop 1,526
42 Tenth No Sweets After Dark $9.95 Dark Horse 1,520
43 El Hazard Vol. 1 $15.95 Viz 1,492
44 Angel Long Nights Journey $12.95 Dark Horse 1,448
45 Kodocha Vol. 1 Sanas Stage $9.99 Tokyopop 1,292
46 Nocturnals Dark Forever $9.95 Oni 1,275
47 Ragnarok Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,219
48 Kare Kano Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,214
49 Flipped #2 $9.95 Astonish 1,158
50 GTO Vol. 2 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,158




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