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July 2002 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


July saw another series for Transformers launch and another cut-price promo edition, this time for Gen13. We have set aside the issue from the rankings below, but preserved its dollar rank as reported by Diamond.

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
-207Gen 130 $0.13 DC115,924
11Transformers Armada1$2.95Dreamwave145,567
22Transformers Generation One4$2.95Dreamwave135,066
33Battle of the Planets1$2.95Image117,581
46Ultimates7$2.25Marvel109,656
54Spider-Man/Black Cat Evil Men Do2$2.99Marvel108,811
67Amazing Spider-Man43$2.25Marvel105,998
78New X-Men129$2.25Marvel105,823
89Ultimate X-Men20$2.25Marvel99,516
910Ultimate Spider-Man24$2.25Marvel99,014
1014Uncanny X-Men408$2.25Marvel93,248
1115Uncanny X-Men409$2.25Marvel93,107
125Spider-Man Blue3$3.50Marvel75,284
1323Wolverine179$2.25Marvel72,911
1418Green Arrow (resolicited)15$2.50DC71,755
1511X-Treme X-Men15$2.99Marvel70,588
1612X-Treme X-Men16$2.99Marvel70,346
1713Captain America4$2.99Marvel70,284
1816G.I. Joe8$2.95Image69,585
1927JLA68$2.25DC64,230
2030Spider-Man Peter Parker46$2.25Marvel62,116
2121Batman605$2.95DC56,367
2232Avengers56$2.25Marvel55,471
2317League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II1$3.50DC54,574
2424Daredevil35$2.99Marvel53,594
2531Detective Comics772$2.50DC52,111
2635Incredible Hulk43$2.25Marvel51,485
2725X-Statix1$2.99Marvel50,657
2826Punisher14$2.99Marvel48,357
2936JSA38$2.50DC45,753
3045Fantastic Four58$2.25Marvel45,685
3138Batman Gotham Knights31$2.50DC45,477
3241Spawn124$2.50Image43,893
3342Hawkman5$2.50DC41,999
3453Exiles15$2.25Marvel41,717
3555Superman184$2.25DC40,832
3656Green Lantern152$2.25DC40,173
3733Agent X1$2.99Marvel40,071
3829X-Men Unlimited37$3.50Marvel40,032
3958Thor51$2.25Marvel39,716
4034Soldier X1$2.99Marvel39,085
4160Iron Man57$2.25Marvel38,544
4237Paradise X4$2.99Marvel38,093
4352Batgirl30$2.50DC37,636
4439Kiss1$2.99Dark Horse37,388
4540Spider-Man Quality of Life3$2.99Marvel37,247
4665Nightwing71$2.25DC37,202
4766Action Comics793$2.25DC37,134
4867Adventures of Superman606$2.25DC36,700
4968Spider-Man Get Kraven2$2.25Marvel36,531
5070Superman Man of Steel128$2.25DC35,641
5171Call of Duty Precinct1$2.25Marvel35,449
5243Infinity Abyss3$2.99Marvel34,931
5344Infinity Abyss4$2.99Marvel34,519
5464X-Factor3$2.50Marvel33,893
5546Sabertooth Mary Shelley Overdrive2$2.99Marvel33,786
5647Elektra12$2.99Marvel33,685
5749Alias11$2.99Marvel32,355
5850Alias12$2.99Marvel32,304
5979Call of Duty Brotherhood2$2.25Marvel32,276
6051Cage5$2.99Marvel32,078
6154Flash188$2.95DC31,797
6273Catwoman9$2.50DC30,962
6357Star Wars Infinities Empire Strikes Back1$2.99Dark Horse30,139
6486Thunderbolts67$2.25Marvel30,128
6588Thunderbolts68$2.25Marvel30,010
6619Pro$5.95Image29,931
6759Stormwatch Achilles1$2.95DC29,688
6889Batman Legends of the Dark Knight157$2.25DC29,649
6992Robin104$2.25DC28,899
7063Powers23$2.95Image28,781
7161Spider-Man Tangled Web16$2.99Marvel28,764
7283Birds of Prey45$2.50DC28,753
7393Deadpool69$2.25Marvel28,730
7462Tomb Raider23$2.99Image28,702
7595Cable107$2.25Marvel28,663
7697Order6$2.25Marvel28,381
7720Battle of the Planets Ross Holofoil Cvr1$5.95Image28,043
7822Just Imagine Stan Lee W/John Cassaday Creating Crisis$5.95DC27,879
7969Filth2$2.95DC27,552
80100Marvel Mangaverse4$2.25Marvel27,468
8187Witchblade57$2.50Image27,039
82106Spider-Girl49$2.25Marvel26,611
83107Wonder Woman183$2.25DC26,588
8490Legion10$2.50DC26,532
8572Star Wars Jango Fett Open Seasons3$2.99Dark Horse26,273
8694Young Justice47$2.50DC25,810
8777Sojourn13$2.95Crossgen25,782
8874Hellboy Third Wish1$2.99Dark Horse25,782
8975Apache Skies1$2.99Marvel25,669
90102Captain Marvel34$2.50Marvel24,367
91103Titans43$2.50DC24,255
9228JLA Destiny2$5.95DC24,221
9380Marvel Knights Double Shot (resolicited)4$2.99Marvel24,159
9481Superman Aliens II Godwar2$2.99Dark Horse24,136
9582Marvel Knights Vol. 25$2.99Marvel24,046
9684Thing Freakshow2$2.99Marvel23,984
9785Blade5$2.99Marvel22,958
98120Harley Quinn22$2.25DC22,547
9991Hood3$2.99Marvel22,085
10078Elektra Glimpse & Echo1$3.50Marvel21,600
10196Star Wars44$2.99Dark Horse21,369
10299Beautiful Killer1$2.99Wizard21,092
103113Muties6$2.50Marvel20,918
104116Morlocks4$2.50Marvel20,664
105118Black Panther47$2.50Marvel20,546
106101Lone Wolf 21003$2.99Dark Horse20,489
107128Supergirl72$2.25DC20,478
108119Hellblazer176$2.50DC20,348
109105Way of the Rat3$2.95Crossgen20,303
110108Warlands Age of Ice7$2.95Dreamwave20,208
111123Fables3$2.50DC19,469
112125Power Company6$2.50DC18,889
113109Deadline4$2.99Marvel18,832
114126100 Bullets38$2.50DC18,719
115127Spectre19$2.50DC18,641
116111Route 6662$2.95Crossgen18,392
117130Doom Patrol10$2.50DC18,195
118153Justice League Adventures9$1.99DC18,015
119134Transmetropolitan58$2.50DC17,925
120115Scion26$2.95Crossgen17,632
121112Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow & Tara Wilderness1$2.99Dark Horse17,530
122117High Roads4$2.95DC17,451
123114Buffy the Vampire Slayer47$2.99Dark Horse17,417
124121Automatic Kafka1$2.95DC16,899
12548Flash Time Flies$5.95DC16,617
126122Hip Flask Unnatural Selection$2.99Active Images16,566
127150X-Men Evolution9$2.25Marvel16,324
128141Azrael Agent of the Bat92$2.50DC16,217
129124Shidima5$2.95Dreamwave16,200
130142Suicide Squad11$2.50DC15,862
131129Crux16$2.95Crossgen15,428
132147Simpsons Comics72$2.50Bongo15,360
133131Y The Last Man1$2.95DC15,287
134148Lucifer28$2.50DC15,275
135132Bone49$2.95Cartoon15,270
136135Mystic26$2.95Crossgen15,072
137136Negation8$2.95Crossgen14,988
138137Sigil26$2.95Crossgen14,768
139152Impulse88$2.50DC14,548
140138First21$2.95Crossgen14,537
141140Lady Death Dark Alliance2$2.99Chaos13,804
142143Mutant Earth2$2.95Image13,410
143157Hunter Age of Magic13$2.50DC13,398
144144Strangers In Paradise Vol. III52$2.95Abstract13,201
145145Savage Dragon101$2.95Image13,184
146179Batman Gotham Adventures52$1.99DC13,167
147159Codename Knockout15$2.50DC13,071
148161Lab Rats4$2.50DC13,049
149146Tenth Nightwalker4$2.99Dark Horse12,919
15076Shazam Family Annual1$5.95DC12,840
15198Leave It To Chance13$4.95Image12,784
152149Powerpuff Girls Movie Comic$2.95DC12,508
153151Darkminds Macropolis4$2.95Dreamwave12,344
154169Deadman8$2.50DC11,995
155154Vampirella11 Reg Ed$2.99Harris11,944
156171Haven Broken City8$2.50DC11,820
157155Vampi21 Reg Ed$2.99Harris11,814
158156Vertigo Pop Tokyo1$2.95DC11,719
159133Samurai Jack Special1$3.95DC11,364
160172American Century17$2.50DC11,183
161175Establishment11$2.50DC10,986
162163Cat W/Really Big Head$2.95Slave Labor10,868
163165Guardian Angel2$2.95Image10,326
164166Tarot Witch of the Black Rose15$2.95Broadsword10,236
165104Static X1$5.99Chaos10,084
166182Midnight Mass4$2.50DC10,056
167173Fused3$2.95Image9,425
168110100 Percent2$5.95DC9,363
169162Shi Poisoned Paradise2$3.50Avatar9,182
170186Sci Spy6$2.50DC9,171
171176Superpatriot Americas Fighting Force1$2.95Image9,143
172178Noble Causes4*$2.95Image8,962
173164Oh My Goddess! Part XII1$3.50Dark Horse8,731
174189Crusades17$2.50DC8,703
17516810th Muse Vol. 21*$3.50Avatar8,585
176181Herobear & Decoy Field Trip1$2.95Penny Farthing8,562
177183Usagi Yojimbo59$2.99Dark Horse8,365
178185Ken Lashleys Legends1$2.95DHJ7,858
179184Knights of the Dinner Table69$2.99Kenzer7,835
180187Queen & Country10$2.95Oni7,683
181188Blade of the Immortal70$2.99Dark Horse7,390
182180Stray Bullets27$3.50El Capitan7,350
183208Scooby-Doo62$1.99DC7,221
184190Dragonball Z Part 57$2.95Viz7,136
185203Cerebus280$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,029
186139Oni Press Color Sp 2002$5.95Oni6,995
187177Girl Genius (resolicited)7$3.95Studio Foglio6,764
188191Spaceman One-Shot$2.95Oni6,764
189160Alone In Dark One-Shot Special$4.95Image6,589
190192Dungeons & Dragons Black & White1$2.99Kenzer6,330
191193Shi Illustrated Warrior2$2.99Crusade6,307
192220Sonic The Hedgehog113$1.99Archie6,172
193195Dragonball Part 52$2.95Viz6,121
194167Dwelling1$4.99Chaos6,026
195158Super Manga Blast24$5.99Dark Horse5,535
196199Ranma 1/2 Part 115$2.95Viz5,501
197201Terry Moores Paradise Too8$2.95Abstract5,389
198202Terry Moores Paradise Too9$2.95Abstract5,372
199204Poison Elves72$2.95Sirius5,332
200205Creed Utopiate4$2.95Image5,220
201206Fort! Prophet of the Unexplained2$2.99Dark Horse5,062
202197Black Tide Vol. 21$3.50Avatar4,876
203194Madman Picture Exhibition4$3.95AAA Pop4,684
204211Gundam Wing G Unit1$2.99Tokyopop4,673
205212Gold Digger34$2.99Antarctic4,577
206213Cardcaptor Sakura30$2.99Tokyopop4,380
207216All New Tenchi Muyo Part 13$2.95Viz4,352
208215Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights1$2.99Kenzer4,335
209170Eight Legged Freaks$6.95DC4,284
210219Robo Dojo6$2.95DC4,160
211217Maximum Force Special1$2.99Atomeka4,154
212222Castle Waiting15$2.95Olio4,081
213210Strange Killings Body Orchard1$3.50Avatar4,058
214223Hopeless Savages Ground Zero2$2.95Oni4,030
215174DF Battle of the Planets Alt Cvr1$6.99Dynamic Forces3,957
216226Gloom Cookie13$2.95Slave Labor3,872
217251Looney Tunes92$1.99DC3,839
218227Inu Yasha Part 615$2.95Viz3,788
219254Archie526$1.99Archie3,698
220258Archie525$1.99Archie3,545
221196How To Draw Manga17$4.95Antarctic3,472
222260Betty & Veronica178$1.99Archie3,433
223225Cavewoman He Said She Said One-Shot$3.50Basement3,343
224236Boneyard7$2.95NBM3,309
225263Betty115$1.99Archie3,297
226228Betty & Veronica Double Digest108$3.29Archie3,292
227267Veronica129$1.99Archie3,241
228268Archie & Friends60$1.99Archie3,185
229229Ceres Celestial Legend Part 32$3.50Viz3,095
230269Veronica130$1.99Archie3,083
231221Bastard8$3.95Viz3,072
232239Neon Genesis Evangelion Part 73$2.95Viz3,061
233234Archie Double Digest136$3.29Archie3,061
234240Ninja High School97$2.99Antarctic3,016
235277Sabrina Vol. 235$1.99Archie2,965
236242Marc Hempels Naked Brain1$2.95Insight2,954
237243Sidekicks Substitute One-Shot$2.95Oni2,948
238232Housewives At Play9$3.50Fantagraphics2,903
239283Cartoon Cartoons12$1.99DC2,886
240245Nodwick16$2.99Dork Storm2,841
241237Big O Part 21$3.50Viz2,779
242241Pals N Gals Double Digest69$3.29Archie2,739
243275Archie Digest191$2.19Archie2,734
244247Dungeon1$2.95NBM2,723
245299Jughead146$1.99Archie2,531
246218Weasel5$4.95Fantagraphics2,497
247255Sect1$2.95Powerhouse2,469
248301Archies Weird Mysteries23$1.99Archie2,469
249209Batman/Green Arrow Poison Tomorrow$5.95DC2,413
250257Mutant Texas Tales of Sheriff Ida Red2$2.95Oni2,413
251256Snapdragons1$2.99Dork Storm2,379
252297Laugh Digest177$2.19Archie2,339
253249S&M University6$3.50Fantagraphics2,255
254264Zendra Vol. 21$2.95Penny Farthing2,226
255304Jughead with Archie Digest177$2.19Archie2,226
256230How To Color Comics Gd Advanced Concepts$4.95Antarctic2,170
257266Milk30$2.99Radio2,159
258271Amelia Rules7$2.95Renaissance2,063
259274Decoy1$2.95Penny Farthing2,035
260278Neon Genesis Evangelion Part 7 Coll Ed3$2.95Viz1,995
261280Battle Girlz6$2.99Antarctic1,956
262238Furry Ninja High School1$4.99Shanda1,894
263289Halo & Sprocket2$2.95Slave Labor1,877
264293Silent Mobius Part 11 Blood1$2.95Viz1,826
265294My Monkeys Name Is Jennifer3$2.95Slave Labor1,781
266231Tigers of Luftwaffe10$5.95Antarctic1,770
267270Bitch In Heat15$3.50Fantagraphics1,747
268296Lori Lovecraft1$3.00AV1,736
269298Futabakun Change Vol. 86$2.95Ironcat1,730
270315Pop Gun War4$2.50Abstract1,702
271279Blowjob3$3.50Fantagraphics1,674
272302Furrlough115$2.99Radio1,635
273248Vagabond Part 19$4.95Viz1,618
274306Paper Museum Vol. 11$2.95Jungle Boy1,595
275273Strange Killings Body Orchard Wrprnd Cvr1$3.95Avatar1,522
276313Naughty Bits36$2.95Fantagraphics1,488
277311Warrior Nun Areala9$2.99Antarctic1,482
278314Lost Book of Faerie Magic Vol. 1$2.95Sirius1,471
279317Finder27$2.95Lightspeed1,404
280319Ogenki Clinic Vol. 94$2.95Ironcat1,398
281246Zoids6$5.95Viz1,387
282259Banzai Girl Ltd Ed Preview Book$5.00Sirius1,381
283320Paradigm3$3.00Two Irish Guys1,370
284323You & Me Vol. 11$2.95Ironcat1,325
285324Sandwalk Adventures4$2.95Active Synapse1,313
286250Simpsons Comics50$5.95Bongo1,313
287325Private Beach6$2.95Slave Labor1,302
288309Eden Vol. 11$3.50Ironcat1,291
289343Shiver In Dark1$2.50Singing Ink1,291
290327Barchetta Vol. 11$2.95Curtis1,263
291312Treasure Chests8$3.50Fantagraphics1,263
292328Retro Blast1$2.95Basement1,257
293435Tidalwave At Avatar Sampler$.99Avatar1,257
294332Vampire Yui Vol. 46$2.95Ironcat1,234
295276Ken Lashleys Legends1 Px Cvr$4.95DHJ1,201
296282Dojin 2061 Cammy Vs Leona$4.95Media Market1,167
297281Katmandu (resolicited)27$4.99Shanda1,167
298308Hit The Beach 2002$3.99Radio1,161
299337Psi Vol. 11$2.95Curtis1,156

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July 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.

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The Top 25 graphic novels were up 35% in dollars over the year previous.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
14Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 24 In These Small Hands$9.95Dark Horse13,990
25Crisis On Multiple Earths$14.95DC9,120
310Ultimates Vol. 1$12.99Marvel7,604
47Liberty Meadows Vol. 1 Eden$14.95Image7,288
58Authority Earth Inferno & Other Stories$14.95DC7,243
614Amazing Spider-Man Revelations$8.99Marvel7,068
73Catwoman Selinas Bigore HC$24.95DC5,648
86G.I. Joe Vol. 3$24.99Marvel5,406
91Ultimate X-Men Vol. 1 HC$34.99Marvel4,605
1022Astro Boy Vol. 6$9.95Dark Horse4,453
1111Goddess (resolicited)$19.95DC3,957
1215Ruse Vol. 1 Enter Detective$15.95Crossgen3,686
1313Animal Man Vol. 2 Origin of the Species$19.95DC3,591
1416Ranma 1/2 Vol. 20$15.95Viz3,574
1520Road To Perdition New Ed$13.95DC3,337
1626Forge #4$11.95Crossgen3,320
1719Daredevil Underboss$14.99Marvel3,320
1821Oh My Goddess! Leader of the Pack$13.95Dark Horse3,235
1927Edge #4$11.95Crossgen3,207
2033Cowboy Bebop Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop3,128
2125Out There Vol. 1 Evil Within$12.95DC3,072
2212League of Extraordinary Gentlemen HC$24.95DC2,925
232All Star Comics Archives Vol. 8 HC$49.95DC2,858
2443Strangers In Paradise Vol. 11 Brave New World$8.95Abstract2,852
2563Conan Sketchbook By Markhultz$5.95Wandering Star2,644
2642Love Hina Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop2,559
2731Wolverine Best There Is$12.99Marvel2,491
2828Quimby The Mouse (resolicited)$14.95Fantagraphics2,305
2935Star Wars Darkness$12.95Dark Horse2,294
3046X-Men & Spider-Man Savage Land$9.95Marvel2,260
3137Dragonball Z Vol. 9$12.95Viz2,243
3217Elektra Lives Again HC New Prtg$24.99Marvel2,193
3318Promethea Book Three HC$24.95DC2,187
3429Meridian Vol. 3 Taking Skies$15.95Crossgen2,159
3538Tomb Raider Vol. 3 Chasing Shangri La$12.95Image2,136
3657Gundam Origin #2$7.95Viz2,119
379Mad Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC2,012
3851Wish Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,945
3934Punisher War Zone Vol. 1$15.99Marvel1,894
4058X-Men Evolution Vol. 1$8.99Marvel1,866
4155Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 1 Passages$9.99Tokyopop1,849
4241Bastard Vol. 1$14.95Viz1,725
4374Werewolf Apocalypse Children of Gaia$6.95Moonstone1,691
4423Transformers Vol. 4 Matrix Quest Px HC$24.99Titan1,685
4524Violent Messiahs Vol. 1 Book of Job$24.95Image1,668
46443 X 3 Eyes Summoning of the Beast$14.95Dark Horse1,668
4739Revolutionary Girl Utena Vol. 2 To Plant$15.95Viz1,646
4847Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ugly Little Monsters$12.95Dark Horse1,635
4936Seraphic Feather Seeds of Chaos$17.95Dark Horse1,623
5060GTO Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop1,601