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September 2002 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


No series launches in the Top 20 led to a month up only slightly in September.

Black Cat: The Evil that Men Do #4 ranked fifth in preorders, but would not release for several years.

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
11Transformers Generation One6$2.95Dreamwave127,550
24Ultimates (resolicited)8$2.25Marvel110,972
37New X-Men132$2.25Marvel105,640
48Amazing Spider-Man45$2.25Marvel105,445
52Spider-Man Black Cat Evil That Men Do4$2.99Marvel101,104
610Ultimate Spider-Man26$2.25Marvel100,415
711Ultimate Spider-Man27$2.25Marvel100,364
812Ultimate X-Men22$2.25Marvel98,382
93Transformers Armada3$2.95Dreamwave95,976
1014Uncanny X-Men412$2.25Marvel90,979
1115Uncanny X-Men413$2.25Marvel90,733
126Thundercats2$2.95DC82,065
1321Wolverine181$2.25Marvel74,164
145Spider-Man Blue5$3.50Marvel70,116
1513X-Treme X-Men18$2.99Marvel68,535
1616Captain America6$2.99Marvel67,236
1717G.I. Joe10$2.95Image66,134
1827JLA72$2.25DC64,854
1918Battle of the Planets3$2.99Image64,817
2028JLA71$2.25DC64,673
2129Weapon X1$2.25Marvel62,621
2231Spider-Man Peter Parker48$2.25Marvel60,462
2325Green Arrow17$2.50DC60,443
2432Fantastic Four61$2.25Marvel58,731
2533Avengers58$2.25Marvel58,438
2634Captain Marvel1$2.25Marvel56,819
2722Daredevil37$2.99Marvel55,516
2836Incredible Hulk45$2.25Marvel54,423
2923Punisher17$2.99Marvel51,092
3024Punisher16$2.99Marvel50,994
3119League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II3$3.50DC50,445
3244Batman607$2.25DC46,527
3340JSA40$2.50DC45,648
3437Detective Comics774$2.75DC44,429
3520Wolverine Netsuke1$3.99Marvel43,968
3643Spawn126$2.50Image43,191
3749X-Statix3$2.25Marvel42,275
3852Exiles17$2.25Marvel41,437
3953X-Men Unlimited38$2.25Marvel41,177
4054Green Lantern154$2.25DC41,107
4157Thor54$2.25Marvel40,218
4258Superman186$2.25DC39,692
4360Iron Man59$2.25Marvel38,557
449Planetary/JLA Terra Occulta$5.95DC38,385
4550Hawkman7$2.50DC37,966
4662Ultimate Adventures1$2.25Marvel37,529
4746Batman Gotham Knights33$2.75DC37,468
4856Batgirl32$2.50DC36,705
4941Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu1$2.99Marvel36,259
5067Adventures of Superman608$2.25DC36,142
5170Action Comics795$2.25DC35,891
5272Superman Man of Steel130$2.25DC34,788
5373Nightwing73$2.25DC34,235
5426Paradise X Devils$4.50Marvel33,281
5577Agent X3$2.25Marvel33,220
5648Gen 131$2.95DC32,783
5751Elektra14$2.99Marvel31,559
5880Flash190$2.25DC31,397
5981Soldier X3$2.25Marvel31,336
6055Alias14$2.99Marvel30,922
6186Call of Duty Brotherhood4$2.25Marvel30,424
6276Birds of Prey47$2.50DC29,945
6389Thunderbolts71$2.25Marvel29,768
6490Thunderbolts72$2.25Marvel29,754
6578Batman Legends of the Dark Knight159$2.50DC29,717
6659Star Wars Empire1$2.99Dark Horse29,591
6738Smallville The Comic$3.95DC29,577
6861Powers25$2.95Image29,345
6979Catwoman11$2.50DC29,224
7094Spider-Man Get Kraven4$2.25Marvel29,145
7198Call of Duty Precinct3$2.25Marvel28,456
7263Sabretooth Mary Shelley Overdrive4$2.99Marvel28,182
7399Call of Duty Wagon2$2.25Marvel28,051
7464Star Wars Infinities Esb3$2.99Dark Horse27,991
75100Robin106$2.25DC27,740
7665Spider-Man Tangled Web18$2.99Marvel27,646
7766X-Men Icons Chamber2$2.99Marvel27,614
7869Filth4$2.95DC27,479
7942Marville Foil Cvr1$3.99Marvel27,158
8068Tomb Raider24$2.99Image27,144
8187Legion12$2.50DC27,056
82103Spider-Girl51$2.25Marvel26,604
8392Witchblade59$2.50Image26,604
8471Kiss3$2.99Dark Horse26,474
85106Marville1$2.25Marvel26,274
86107Wonder Woman185$2.25DC25,860
8775Sojourn15$2.95Crossgen25,618
8874Avengers Icons Vision2$2.99Marvel25,483
8985Young Justice49$2.75DC25,064
9095Titans45$2.75DC23,664
9183Wildcats Version 3.02$2.95DC23,608
9282Superman Aliens II Godwar3$2.99Dark Horse23,329
9330Star Wars Tales13$5.99Dark Horse23,301
94124Marvel Mangaverse6$2.25Marvel22,435
9591Star Wars Republic46$2.99Dark Horse22,259
9693Thing Freakshow4$2.99Marvel21,989
9796Ruse11$2.95Crossgen21,984
9897Tom Strong18$2.95DC21,952
99128Gotham Girls2$2.25DC21,319
100118Harley Quinn24$2.50DC20,979
101101Stormwatch Team Achilles3$2.95DC20,784
10235JLA Destiny4$5.95DC20,774
103119Fables5$2.50DC20,653
10447Catwoman Secret Files1$4.95DC20,463
105102Way of the Rat5$2.95Crossgen20,453
106121Black Panther49$2.50Marvel20,304
107125Supergirl74$2.50DC20,183
108104Path6$2.95Crossgen20,174
109105Apache Skies3$2.99Marvel19,816
110113Hellblazer177$2.75DC19,802
111109Arkanium1$2.95Dreamwave19,621
112108Lady Death/Crow1$2.99Chaos19,397
11339Green Lantern Evils Might2$5.95DC19,360
114110Warlands Age of Ice9$2.95Dreamwave19,346
11588B-Sides1$3.50Marvel19,160
11611221 Down1$2.95DC19,071
117111Hood5$2.99Marvel19,044
118133Transmetropolitan60$2.50DC18,927
119115Limbo City1$2.95Dreamwave18,225
120139100 Bullets39$2.50DC18,099
121116Elektra Glimpse & Echo3$2.99Marvel17,787
12245JLA/Haven Anathema$5.95DC17,424
123129Spectre21$2.75DC17,424
124122Bone50$2.95Cartoon17,187
125120Buffy the Vampire Slayer49$2.99Dark Horse17,103
126126Scion28$2.95Crossgen17,001
127123Beautiful Killer2$2.99Wizard16,927
128136Power Company8$2.75DC16,815
129144Doom Patrol12$2.50DC16,792
130157Justice League Adventures11$2.25DC16,680
131127Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow & Tara Wilderness2$2.99Dark Horse16,229
132130Black Sun (resolicited)1$2.95DC16,210
133131Route 6664$2.95Crossgen16,103
134132Shidima7$2.95Dreamwave16,052
135134Resistance1$2.95DC16,005
136135High Roads6$2.95DC15,931
137137Azrael Agent of the Bat94$2.95DC15,531
138152Simpsons Comics74$2.50Bongo15,489
139114Bart Simpsons Treehouse of Horror8$3.50Bongo15,480
140138Fate of the Blade2$2.95Dreamwave15,438
141155Lucifer30$2.50DC15,177
142140Violent Messiahs Lamenting Pain1$2.95Image14,721
143141Crux18$2.95Crossgen14,605
144142Negation10$2.95Crossgen14,442
145143Mystic28$2.95Crossgen14,349
146161Fight For Tomorrow1$2.50DC14,247
147145Y The Last Man3$2.95DC14,200
148146Sigil28$2.95Crossgen14,070
14984Grendel Red White & Black1$4.99Dark Horse13,912
150147First23$2.95Crossgen13,912
151163Hellspawn17$2.50Image13,893
152148Meridian27$2.95Crossgen13,860
153158Hunter Age of Magic15$2.75DC13,446
154149Lady Death Mourning2$2.99Chaos13,381
155150Point Blank2$2.95DC13,232
156151Strangers In Paradise Vol. III53$2.95Abstract13,177
157171Batman Gotham Adventures54$2.25DC13,144
158153Savage Dragon103$2.95Image13,023
159156Automatic Kafka3$2.95DC12,823
160162Codename Knockout17$2.75DC12,804
161154Lady Death Dark Alliance4$2.99Chaos12,762
162164Vampirella13 Reg Ed$2.99Harris11,325
163165Vampi23 Reg Ed$2.99Harris11,315
164170American Century19$2.75DC10,901
165168Tarot Witch of the Black Rose16$2.95Broadsword10,441
166169Mutant Earth3*$2.95Image10,403
167174Lab Rats6$2.50DC10,241
168175Establishment13$2.50DC10,203
169186Powerpuff Girls30$2.25DC10,148
170180Midnight Mass6$2.50DC10,036
171173Stupid Comics1$2.95Image9,524
172166Paradigm1$3.50Image9,022
173117100 Percent4$5.95DC8,938
174177Fused4$2.95Image8,566
175178Vertigo Pop Tokyo3$2.95DC8,566
176179Guardian Angel3$2.95Image8,514
177172Oh My Goddess Part XII3$3.50Dark Horse8,375
178181Crusades19$2.95DC8,375
179183Big Daddy Danger2$2.95DC8,226
180184Savage Dragon Companion$2.95Image8,035
181185Queen & Country12$2.95Oni7,896
182167Knights of the Dinner Table71$3.99Kenzer7,789
183188Blade of the Immortal72$2.99Dark Horse7,305
184176Stray Bullets28$3.50El Capitan7,277
185189Superpatriot Americas Fighting Force3$2.95Image7,156
186197Scooby-Doo64$2.25DC7,072
187198Cerebus282$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim6,988
188190Dragonball Z Part 59$2.95Viz6,923
189191Battle Angel Alita Last Order Part 11$2.95Viz6,607
190206Sonic The Hedgehog115$1.99Archie6,351
191159Supermanga Blast25$5.99Dark Horse6,072
192160Static X Vol. 21$5.99Chaos5,946
193193Dragonball Part 54$2.95Viz5,881
194187Cannon Exaxxion Stage Two Part 19$3.99Dark Horse5,714
195195Ranma 1/2 Part 117$2.95Viz5,458
196196Dungeons & Dragons Black & White3$2.99Kenzer5,341
19719210th Muse2$3.50Avatar5,113
198200Ken Lashleys Legends2$2.95DHJ4,978
199204Cardcaptor Sakura32$2.99Tokyopop4,271
200208All New Tenchi Muyo Part 15$2.95Viz4,234
201194American Splendor Unsung Hero2$3.99Dark Horse4,118
202202Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 21$3.50Avatar4,108
203209Fort Prophet of the Unexplained4$2.99Dark Horse4,011
204199Gold Digger Annual 2002$3.95Antarctic3,904
205215Inu Yasha Part 72$2.95Viz3,755
206232Looney Tunes94$2.25DC3,731
207226Turok Evolution$2.50Acclaim3,648
208247Archie528$1.99Archie3,629
209205Tim Vigils Webwitch2$3.50Avatar3,615
210237Cartoon Cartoons13$2.25DC3,592
211216Gundam Wing Last Outpost3$2.99Tokyopop3,536
212218Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights2$2.99Kenzer3,517
213213Cavewoman Pangaean Sea5$3.25Basement3,466
214210Black Tide2$3.50Avatar3,420
215221Incal12$2.95Humanoids3,350
216222One Plus One1$2.95Oni3,317
217257Betty & Veronica180$1.99Archie3,303
218214Warren Ellis Strange Killings Body Orchard3$3.50Avatar3,182
219207A Distant Soil35$3.95Image3,169
220262Betty117$1.99Archie3,103
221225Top Cow Classics Magdalena1$2.99Image3,094
222182Popbot3$7.99IDW3,089
223266Veronica132$1.99Archie2,978
224228Nodwick17$2.99Dork Storm2,950
225268Sabrina Vol. 237$1.99Archie2,922
226229Neon Genesis Evangelion Part 75$2.95Viz2,917
227219Ceres Celestial Legend Part 34$3.50Viz2,908
228212Bastard10$3.95Viz2,866
229271Archie and Friends62$1.99Archie2,857
230238PVP (resolicited)6$2.99Dork Storm2,699
231224Alice In Sexland6$3.50Fantagraphics2,694
232233Project Arms Part 11$3.25Viz2,573
233231Archie Double Digest137$3.29Archie2,568
234242Call of Duty Brotherhood Might Marvel Must Have1$2.99Marvel2,559
235220Ninja High School Yearbook 2002$3.95Antarctic2,545
236244Darkness1/2$2.95Image2,503
237288Jughead147$1.99Archie2,480
238245Alien Arena2$2.99Atomeka2,443
239249Herobear & The Kid (reorders)1$2.95Astonish2,410
240278Betty & Veronica Digest133$2.19Archie2,378
241279Archie Digest193$2.19Archie2,373
242294Archies Weird Mysteries24$1.99Archie2,373
243235Big O Part 23$3.50Viz2,373
244240Pals N Gals Double Digest70$3.29Archie2,364
245211Df Battle of the Planets Ltd Ed Preview Book$5.00Dynamic Forces2,308
246253Jason & Argobots2$2.95Oni2,294
247270Cici Mini-Series2$2.50Spilled Milk2,289
248254Skinwalker4$2.95Oni2,266
249255Marc Hempels Naked Brain2$2.95Insight2,233
250248Jugheads Double Digest89$3.29Archie2,168
251230Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 21$3.95Avatar2,150
252261Amelia Rules8$2.95Renaissance2,094
253263Shot Callerz4$2.95Oni2,094
254246Tanlines Pinups Book1$3.50Basement2,075
255260Milk31$2.99Radio2,075
256250Herobear & The Kid (reorders)3$3.50Astonish2,005
257267I Dream of Jeannie3$2.95Airwave1,996
258239Young Witches Vol. 5 Legacy4$3.95Fantagraphics1,973
259252Herobear & The Kid (reorders)4$3.50Astonish1,954
260299Jughead with Archie Digest178$2.19Archie1,917
261272Neon Genesis Evangelion Part 7 Coll Ed5$2.95Viz1,838
262273Silent Mobius Part 11 Blood3$2.95Viz1,819
263259Rear Entry1$3.50Fantagraphics1,805
264285My Monkeys Name Is Jennifer4$2.95Slave Labor1,698
265331Bad Art Collection (Star14530)$1.95Slave Labor1,698
266286Zendra Vol. 23$2.95Penny Farthing1,694
267287Furrlough117$2.99Radio1,656
268236Vagabond11$4.95Viz1,633
269296Dungeon2$2.95NBM1,498
270281Infinite Kung Fu3$3.50Great Lakes Ninja1,480
271297Finder28$2.95Lightspeed1,452
272301Angry Youth Comix4$2.95Fantagraphics1,387
273302Johnny The Homicidal Maniac3$2.95Slave Labor1,373
274304Tigress Tales4$2.95Basement1,359
275305Vampire Yui Vol. 51$2.95Ironcat1,354
276274Warren Ellis Strange Killings Body Orchard3$3.95Avatar1,345
277276Civilian Justice1$3.99Beyond1,326
278282Warrior Nun Areala Swimsuit Special1$3.95Antarctic1,307
279241Zoids8$5.95Viz1,293
280227XXX Livenudegirls2$6.95Penny Dreadful1,279
281311Lenore1$2.95Slave Labor1,275
282316Decoy3$2.95Penny Farthing1,228
283318Lenore2$2.95Slave Labor1,219
284315Teenagers From Mars3$2.99Teenagers from Mars1,214
285317Genome1$2.99Deux Graphica1,210
286293Raisin Pie1$3.95Fantagraphics1,200
287327Rover1$2.95Monkeysuit1,140
288308Warhammer Monthly59$3.50Games Workshop1,140
289234Lady Death Mourning Alt Cvr2$7.50Chaos1,112
290333Supernatural Law36$2.95Exhibit A1,112
291329Astika1$2.99Deux Graphica1,107
292334PPV2$2.95Antarctic1,107
293330Hairball Cal Mcdonald Mystery1$2.99IDW1,107
294256Potlatch 2002 Anthology (Resolictiation)$5.95CBLDF1,103
295335Madame Tarantula0$2.95Basement1,098
296404Fade From Blue3$1.50Second to Some1,093
297375Aphrodite Ix Preview Ed Sgn Ex (Net)$2.00Image1,093
298355Elvira113$2.50Claypool1,061
299275Katmandu Annual4$4.99Shanda1,061
300217Lady Death/Crow Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos1,056





September 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

Another of a number of good months for graphic novels in 2002.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
14Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 26 Battle In Dark$9.95Dark Horse13,907
21Marvel Encyclopedia HC$29.99Marvel8,817
37League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book One$14.95DC8,538
49Batman Dark Victory$19.95DC5,634
53Midnight Nation$29.99Image4,723
68G.I. Joe Vol. 4$25.99Marvel4,383
718Essential Daredevil Vol. 1$14.99Marvel4,122
816Bone Vol. 8 Treasure Hunters$15.95Cartoon4,020
927Spider-Man Peter Parker Return of the Goblin$8.99Marvel3,973
1023Astro Boy Vol. 8$9.95Dark Horse3,918
1129Incredible Hulk Vol. 2 Morning After$8.99Marvel3,862
1212Transformers Dark Designs$19.95Titan3,820
1313Superman In Fifties$19.95DC3,778
1410New X-Men HC$29.99Marvel3,713
1532Expo 2002 Anthology$9.95CBLDF3,327
1620Oh My Goddess Final Exam$13.95Dark Horse3,285
1735Love Hina Vol. 6$9.99Tokyopop3,201
186Art of Joseph Michael Linsner HC$39.95Image3,196
1924Forge #6$11.95Crossgen3,099
202Batman World's Finest Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC3,066
2137Chobits Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop3,038
2226Edge #6$11.95Crossgen3,006
2352Phantom Vol. 3 Treasures of Bangalla$6.95Moonstone2,843
2415In Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe HC$24.95DC2,838
255Thunder Agents Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC2,703
2642Archie Americana Ser Best of 40s Vol. 2$10.95Archie2,522
2714X-Men Visionaries Jim Lee (resolicited)$29.99Marvel2,433
2821Hammer of the Gods Mortal Enemy$18.95Image2,387
2940Futurama O Rama Vol. 1$12.95Bongo2,280
3025Sigil Vol. 3 Lizard God$15.95Crossgen2,257
3128Inu Yasha Vol. 12$15.95Viz2,191
3234DV8 Neighborhood Threat$14.95DC2,177
3355Queen & Country Vol. 2 Morning Star$8.95Oni2,145
3431Scion Vol. 3 Divided Loyalties$15.95Crossgen2,131
3519Elektra Lives Again HC New Prtg (resolicited)$24.99Marvel2,094
3633Spider-Man Tangled Web Vol. 3$15.99Marvel2,066
3722Skreemer$19.95DC2,047
3838Essential Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 New Prtg$14.95Marvel2,019
3939Billi 99$14.95Dark Horse2,019
4044Dragonball Vol. 9$12.95Viz2,005
4153GTO Vol. 6$9.99Tokyopop1,973
4230Star Trek Next Generation Gorn Crisis$17.95DC1,931
4336Buffy the Vampire Slayer Death of Buffy$15.95Dark Horse1,922
4457Real Bout Highhool Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop1,824
4560Deadline$9.99Marvel1,661
4663Wish Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,628
4745Ceres Celestial Legend Vol. 2 Yuhi$15.95Viz1,545
4811Art of Joseph Michael Linsner Ltd Ed HC$69.95Image1,531
4946Morgana Book 1 HC Heavens Gate$15.95Humanoids1,512
5048Flood Novel In Pictures$14.95Dark Horse1,512