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


1 Batman 608 $2.25 DC 120,945
2 Ultimates 9 $2.25 Marvel 110,000
3 Transformers War Within 1 $2.95 Dreamwave 106,468
4 New X-Men 133 $2.25 Marvel 104,932
5 Amazing Spider-Man 46 $2.25 Marvel 104,835
6 Ultimate Spider-Man 28 $2.25 Marvel 98,522
7 Ultimate Spider-Man 29 $2.25 Marvel 98,365
8 Ultimate X-Men 23 $2.25 Marvel 96,333
9 Spider-Man Black Cat Evil That Men Do 5 $2.99 Marvel 95,160
10 Uncanny X-Men 414 $2.25 Marvel 89,536
11 Transformers Armada 4 $2.95 Dreamwave 87,468
12 Thundercats 3 $2.95 DC 74,212
13 G.I. Joe Frontline 1 $2.95 Image 73,099
14 Wolverine 182 $2.25 Marvel 70,535
15 Spider-Man Blue 6 $3.50 Marvel 68,552
16 X-Treme X-Men 19 $2.99 Marvel 68,189
17 Captain America 6 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 65,141
18 JLA 73 $2.25 DC 64,561
19 JLA 74 $2.25 DC 64,343
20 G.I. Joe 11 $2.95 Image 63,569
21 Spider-Man Peter Parker 49 $2.25 Marvel 60,400
22 Green Arrow 18 $2.50 DC 57,679
23 Avengers 59 $2.25 Marvel 57,522
24 Daredevil 38 $2.99 Marvel 56,965
25 Fantastic Four 62 $2.25 Marvel 55,417
26 Battle of the Planets 4 $2.99 Image 54,147
27 Incredible Hulk 46 $2.25 Marvel 53,772
28 League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II 4 $3.50 DC 51,704
29 Punisher 17 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 48,705
30 Punisher 18 $2.99 Marvel 47,350
31 JSA 41 $2.50 DC 44,762
32 Detective Comics 775 $3.50 DC 44,363
33 Weapon X 2 $2.25 Marvel 44,121
34 Spawn 127 $2.50 Image 42,428
35 X-Statix 4 $2.25 Marvel 41,775
36 Green Lantern 155 $2.25 DC 41,738
37 Exiles 18 $2.25 Marvel 40,444
38 Thor 55 $2.25 Marvel 39,295
39 Mekanix 1 $2.99 Marvel 38,049
40 Wolverine Netsuke 2 $3.99 Marvel 37,904
41 Iron Man 60 $2.25 Marvel 37,892
42 Superman 187 $2.25 DC 37,711
43 Hawkman 8 $2.50 DC 37,312
44 Batman Gotham Knights 34 $2.75 DC 36,453
45 Action Comics 796 $2.25 DC 36,138
46 Spider-Man Legend of the Spider Clan 1 $2.25 Marvel 35,038
47 Batgirl 33 $2.50 DC 34,977
48 Paradise X 6 $2.99 Marvel 34,736
49 Adventures Of Superman 609 $2.25 DC 34,602
50 Captain Marvel 2 $2.25 Marvel 34,131
51 Superman Man Of Steel 131 $2.25 DC 33,877
52 Tomb Raider 25 $2.99 Image 33,333
53 Agent X 4 $2.25 Marvel 33,308
54 Nightwing 74 $2.25 DC 33,224
55 Witchblade 60 $2.99 Image 32,244
56 Youngblood Bloodsport 1 $2.99 Arcade 32,159
57 Flash 191 $2.25 DC 31,349
58 Elektra 15 $2.99 Marvel 30,527
59 Ultimate Adventures 2 $2.25 Marvel 30,394
60 Alias 15 $2.99 Marvel 29,825
61 Green Arrow Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 29,801
62 Ghost In The Shell 2 Man Machine Interface 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 29,378
63 Thunderbolts 73 $2.25 Marvel 29,281
64 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 160 $2.50 DC 29,257
65 Global Frequency 1 $2.95 DC 29,220
66 Marville 2 $2.25 Marvel 29,172
67 Shang Chi Master Of Kung Fu 2 $2.99 Marvel 28,870
68 Birds Of Prey 48 $2.50 DC 28,858
69 Killraven 1 $2.99 Marvel 28,688
70 Soldier X 4 $2.25 Marvel 28,628
71 Catwoman 12 $2.50 DC 28,374
72 Micronauts 3 $2.95 Image 27,443
73 Star Wars Infinities Empire Strikes Back 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 27,334
74 Spider-Man Tangled Web 19 $2.99 Marvel 27,322
75 Spider-Girl 52 $2.25 Marvel 26,644
76 Filth 5 $2.95 DC 26,620
77 Spider-Man Get Kraven 5 $2.25 Marvel 26,463
78 Robin 107 $2.25 DC 26,257
79 Legion 13 $2.50 DC 25,906
80 Call Of Duty Brotherhood 5 $2.25 Marvel 25,532
81 Sojourn 16 $2.95 Crossgen 25,519
82 Young Justice 50 $3.95 DC 25,495
83 Star Wars Empire 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 25,241
84 Wonder Woman 186 $2.25 DC 24,987
85 Gen 13 2 $2.95 DC 24,975
86 Titans 46 $2.75 DC 23,173
87 Call Of Duty Precinct 4 $2.25 Marvel 23,173
88 Supergirl 75 $2.50 DC 22,968
89 Avengers Icons Vision 3 $2.99 Marvel 22,931
90 X-Men Icons Chamber 3 $2.99 Marvel 22,738
91 Call Of Duty Wagon 3 $2.25 Marvel 22,532
92 Ruse 12 $2.95 Crossgen 21,686
93 Ruse 13 $2.95 Crossgen 21,565
94 Harley Quinn 25 $2.50 DC 21,407
95 Star Wars Republic 47 $2.99 Dark Horse 21,371
96 Fables 6 $2.50 DC 21,214
97 Liberty Meadows 28 $2.95 Image 21,008
98 Black Panther 50 $2.50 Marvel 20,778
99 Tomb Raider Journeys 7 $2.99 Image 20,706
100 Out There 14 $2.95 DC 20,283
101 Way of the Rat 6 $2.95 Crossgen 19,871
102 Tom Strongs Terrific Tales 5 $2.95 DC 19,787
103 Path 7 $2.95 Crossgen 19,545
104 Path 8 $2.95 Crossgen 19,508
105 Hellblazer 177 (Res) $2.75 DC 19,327
106 Stormwatch Team Achilles 4 $2.95 DC 18,988
107 Gotham Girls 3 $2.25 DC 18,964
108 Promethea 23 $3.50 DC 18,928
109 Wildcats Version 3.0 3 $2.95 DC 18,892
110 Apache Skies 4 $2.99 Marvel 18,420
111 Hood 6 $2.99 Marvel 18,178
112 Green Lantern Evils Might 3 $5.95 DC 18,142
113 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 50 $3.50 Dark Horse 17,465
114 Spectre 22 $2.75 DC 17,090
115 Scion 29 $2.95 Crossgen 16,799
116 Elektra Glimpse & Echo 4 $2.99 Marvel 16,545
117 Doom Patrol 13 $2.50 DC 16,533
118 B-Sides 2 $2.99 Marvel 16,110
119 Power Company 9 $2.75 DC 15,989
120 Justice League Adventures 12 $2.25 DC 15,953
121 Simpsons Comics 75 $2.50 Bongo 15,832
122 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tales of the Slayers Broken Bottle Of Djinn $3.50 Dark Horse 15,747
123 Y The Last Man 4 $2.95 DC 15,529
124 Route 666 5 $2.95 Crossgen 15,239
125 Negation Lawbringer 1 $2.95 Crossgen 15,082
126 Azrael Agent of the Bat 95 $2.95 DC 15,034
127 Lucifer 31 $2.50 DC 14,949
128 Athena Inc 4 $2.95 Image 14,417
129 21 Down 2 $2.95 DC 14,356
130 Crux 19 $2.95 Crossgen 14,344
131 Negation 11 $2.95 Crossgen 14,235
132 Mystic 29 $2.95 Crossgen 14,078
133 Sigil 29 $2.95 Crossgen 13,909
134 Limbo City 2 $2.95 Dreamwave 13,885
135 First 24 $2.95 Crossgen 13,679
136 Fate of the Blade 3 $2.95 Dreamwave 13,655
137 Meridian 28 $2.95 Crossgen 13,558
138 Meridian 29 $2.95 Crossgen 13,534
139 Arkanium 2 $2.95 Dreamwave 13,485
140 Hellspawn 18 $2.50 Image 13,473
141 Savage Dragon 104 $2.95 Image 13,195
142 Hunter Age Of Magic 16 $2.75 DC 13,123
143 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 54 $2.95 Abstract 12,965
144 Batman Gotham Adventures 55 $2.25 DC 12,651
145 Lady Death Halloween Special 1 $2.99 Chaos 12,445
146 Codename Knockout 18 $2.75 DC 12,445
147 Grendel Red White & Black 2 $4.99 Dark Horse 12,409
148 Point Blank 3 $2.95 DC 11,768
149 Automatic Kafka 4 $2.95 DC 11,587
150 Black Sun 2 $2.95 DC 11,514
151 Mage Knight Stolen Destiny 1 $3.50 IDW 11,369
152 Resistance 2 $2.95 DC 11,296
153 Noble Causes Family Secrets 1 $2.95 Image 11,091
154 Vampi 24 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 11,054
155 Fight For Tomorrow 2 $2.50 DC 11,018
156 Vampirella 14 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 10,861
157 Lady Death Dark Alliance 5 $2.99 Chaos 10,825
158 Radioactive Man 106 $2.50 Bongo 10,813
159 Witchblade 1/2 $2.99 Image 10,595
160 Purgatori Trick Or Treat 1 $2.99 Chaos 10,474
161 Powerpuff Girls 31 $2.25 DC 9,869
162 Midnight Mass 7 $2.50 DC 9,784
163 Lab Rats 7 $2.50 DC 9,264
164 100 Percent 5 $5.95 DC 8,829
165 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 6 $2.95 Mirage 8,769
166 3 Little Kittens 2 $2.95 Broadsword 8,744
167 Oh My Goddess 91 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,236
168 Usagi Yojimbo 61 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,128
169 Crusades 20 $2.95 DC 8,103
170 Vertigo Pop Tokyo 4 $2.95 DC 8,067
171 Superpatriot Americas Fighting Force 4 $2.95 Image 7,861
172 Knights of the Dinner Table 72 $3.99 Kenzer 7,765
173 Evil Ernie Horror 1 $4.50 Chaos 7,257
174 Dragonball Z Part 5 10 $2.95 Viz 6,954
175 Girl Genius 8 $3.95 Studio Foglio 6,942
176 30 Days Of Night 3 $3.99 IDW 6,918
177 Scooby-Doo 65 $2.25 DC 6,809
178 Cerebus 283 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 6,785
179 Paradigm 2 $3.50 Image 6,749
180 Big Daddy Danger 3 $2.95 DC 6,725
181 Holy Terror 2 $2.95 Image 6,458
182 Sonic The Hedgehog 116 $1.99 Archie 6,338
183 Super Manga Blast 26 $5.99 Dark Horse 5,890
184 Dragonball Part 5 5 $2.95 Viz 5,757
185 Cannon Exaxxion Stage 2 (2 Of 5) 10 $3.50 Dark Horse 5,467
186 Ranma 1/2 Part 11 8 $2.95 Viz 5,382
187 Shi Illustrated Warrior 4 $2.99 Crusade 5,201
188 Blue Monday Dead Mans Party $2.95 Oni 5,128
189 Battle Angel Alita Last Order Part 1 2 $2.95 Viz 5,128
190 Terry Moores Paradise Too 10 $2.95 Abstract 5,043
191 Hate Annual 3 $3.95 Fantagraphics 5,019
192 Dungeons & Dragons Black & White 4 $2.99 Kenzer 4,995
193 Banzai Girl 2 $2.95 Sirius 4,983
194 Witchblade Botp Cvr 55 $3.00 Image 4,922
195 G.I. Joe 2nd Ptg 1 (O/A) $2.95 Image 4,765
196 Dogwitch 1 $2.95 Sirius 4,753
197 Gold Digger 36 $2.99 Antarctic 4,511
198 All New Tenchi Muyo Part 2 1 $2.95 Viz 4,402
199 Gun Fu 1 $3.50 Axiom 4,257
200 Cardcaptor Sakura 33 $2.99 Tokyopop 4,245
201 Savage Dragon Hellboy Coll Ed $5.95 Image 4,173
202 Dork Tower 21 $2.99 Dork Storm 4,064
203 Castle Waiting 16 $2.95 Oni 3,894
204 American Splendor Unsung Hero 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 3,834
205 Hopeless Savages Ground Zero 4 $2.95 Oni 3,810
206 Dexters Laboratory 32 $2.25 DC 3,677
207 Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated 15 $2.99 Kenzer 3,677
208 Inu Yasha Part 7 3 $2.95 Viz 3,653
209 Savage Dragonbert Full Frontal Nerdity $5.95 Image 3,653
210 Looney Tunes 95 $2.25 DC 3,592
211 Archie 529 $1.99 Archie 3,568
212 Gloom Cookie 14 $2.95 Slave Labor 3,556
213 Gundam Wing Last Outpost 4 $2.99 Tokyopop 3,459
214 PVP 7 $2.99 Dork Storm 3,411
215 Tick & Artie 2 $3.95 New England 3,399
216 Boneyard 8 $2.95 NBM 3,326
217 Tim Vigils Webwitch 3 $3.50 Avatar 3,302
218 Betty & Veronica 181 $1.99 Archie 3,290
219 Ripleys Believe It Or Not Human Wonders 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 3,266
220 Kissing Chaos Nonstop Beauty 1 $2.95 Oni 3,266
221 Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 2 2 $3.50 Avatar 3,241
222 Incal 13 $2.95 Humanoids 3,229
223 Top Cow Classics Tomb Raider Witchblade 1 $2.99 Image 3,205
224 How To Draw Manga 19 $4.95 Antarctic 3,193
225 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 110 $3.29 Archie 3,108
226 Betty 119 $1.99 Archie 3,096
227 Sabrina Vol. 2 38 $1.99 Archie 3,096
228 Warren Ellis Strange Killings Body Orchard 4 $3.50 Avatar 3,084
229 Veronica 133 $1.99 Archie 2,987
230 Betty 118 $1.99 Archie 2,963
231 Archie Double Digest 138 $3.29 Archie 2,963
232 Archie & Friends 63 $1.99 Archie 2,891
233 Ninja High School 99 $2.99 Antarctic 2,891
234 Neon Genesis Evangelion Part 7 6 $3.50 Viz 2,866
235 Holiday Fun Digest 7 $2.19 Archie 2,806
236 Ceres Celestial Legend Part 4 1 $3.50 Viz 2,794
237 Bastard 11 $3.95 Viz 2,782
238 Archie & Friends 64 $1.99 Archie 2,770
239 Pals N Gals Double Digest 71 $3.29 Archie 2,685
240 Betty & Veronica Digest 134 $2.19 Archie 2,685
241 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 57 $1.99 Archie 2,649
242 Goon 1 $2.95 Albatross 2,612
243 Spacehack 1 $2.99 Kenzer 2,588
244 Jugheads Double Digest 90 $3.29 Archie 2,528
245 Cici Mini-Series 3 $2.50 Spilled Milk 2,334
246 One Plus One 2 $2.95 Oni 2,322
247 Tuesday 1 $2.95 Kim-Rehr 2,274
248 Big O Part 2 4 $3.50 Viz 2,250
249 Louis Riel 8 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 2,237
250 Laugh Digest 179 $2.19 Archie 2,225
251 Jughead W/Archie Digest 179 $2.19 Archie 2,165
252 Battle Pope Wrath Of God 3 $3.50 Funk-O-Tron 2,165
253 Mutant Texas Tales Of Sheriff Ida Red 4 $2.95 Oni 2,153
254 Genus 56 $3.50 Radio 2,092
255 Zak Raven Esq 1 $3.50 Avatar 2,056
256 Johnny The Homicidal Maniac 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,020
257 Johnny The Homicidal Maniac 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,971
258 Jack The Lantern 0 $2.99 Castle Rain 1,947
259 Neon Genesis Evangelion Part 7 Coll Ed 6 $3.50 Viz 1,935
260 Halo & Sprocket 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,899
261 Charm School 6 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,838
262 Luftwaffe 1946 2 $5.95 Antarctic 1,802
263 Snapdragons 2 $2.99 Dork Storm 1,778
264 Project Arms Part 1 2 $3.25 Viz 1,766
265 Menage A Trois 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,754
266 Killbox Primer 1 $2.99 Antarctic 1,754
267 DF G.I. Joe Frontline Alt Cvr 1 $6.99 Dynamic Forces 1,717
268 Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 2 2 $3.95 Avatar 1,717
269 Pop Gun War 5 $2.50 Abstract 1,717
270 Silent Mobius Part 11 Blood 4 $2.95 Viz 1,705
271 A G Super Erotic Anthology 5 $4.99 Icarus 1,681
272 Zendra Vol. 2 4 $2.95 Penny Farthing 1,681
273 Atlas 2 $3.50 Avatar 1,669
274 Tigress Hidden Lands 1 $3.50 Basement 1,633
275 Furrlough 118 $2.99 Radio 1,596
276 Vagabond 12 $4.95 Viz 1,536
277 I Dream Of Jeannie Tricks Or Treats Annual 1 $3.50 Airwave 1,512
278 Likewise 1 $4.95 Slave Labor 1,500
279 Jungle Fantasy Preview $1.99 Avatar 1,488
280 Blowjob 4 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,451
281 Furry Ninja High School 2 $4.99 Shanda 1,427
282 Arsenic Lullabies Oct 2002 3 $2.65 A Silent 1,403
283 Warrior Nun Areala 11 $2.99 Antarctic 1,391
284 Squee 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,379
285 Decoy 4 $2.95 Penny Farthing 1,367
286 Call Of Duty Brotherhood Marvel Must Have 1 $2.99 Marvel 1,355
287 Heartcore 1 $2.95 Ironcat 1,342
288 Tigress Tales 5 $2.95 Basement 1,330
289 Patrick The Wolf Boy Another Halloween Sp $2.95 Blind Wolf 1,318
290 Elizabeth Bathory 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,318
291 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 9 7 $2.95 Ironcat 1,294
292 Lenore 9 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,258
293 Warren Ellis Strange Killings Body Orchard 4 $3.95 Avatar 1,246
294 Zoids 9 $5.95 Viz 1,246
295 Vampire Yui Vol. 5 2 $2.95 Ironcat 1,222
296 Sandwalk Adventures 5 $2.95 Active Synapse 1,209
297 Empty Zone Conversations W/Dead 3 $2.95 Sirius 1,209
298 Green Ginger 1 $3.50 Radio 1,173
299 Warhammer Monthly 60 $3.50 Games Workshop 1,125
300 Bipolar 3 $2.95 Alternative 1,113
Top-Selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 27 Battles Eve $9.95 Dark Horse 13,909
2 Vampires Christmas $5.95 Image 12,784
3 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 4 $14.99 Marvel 8,406
4 Tellos Sons & Moons (Res) $5.95 Image 7,426
5 Reveal Vol. 1 $6.95 Dark Horse 7,414
6 Dark Knight Strikes Again HC $29.95 DC 6,858
7 Authority Transfer Of Power $17.95 DC 6,471
8 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 3 World Tour (O/A) $17.99 Marvel 5,600
9 Transmetropolitan Vol. 7 Spiders Thrash $14.95 DC 5,297
10 Alan Moore Magic Words Vol. 1 $6.95 Avatar 5,068
11 Sandman Presents Furies HC $24.95 DC 4,947
12 Danger Girl Ultimate Coll $19.95 DC 4,910
13 JLA A League Of One $14.95 DC 4,148
14 JLA Vol. 9 Terra Incognita $12.95 DC 3,943
15 Batman Dark Knight Returns HC New Ed $24.95 DC 3,628
16 Astro Boy Vol. 9 $9.95 Dark Horse 3,628
17 Classic Star Wars Long Time Ago Vol. 3 $29.95 Dark Horse 3,604
18 Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 HC $29.99 Marvel 3,483
19 Star Wars Jango Fett Open Seasons $12.95 Dark Horse 3,471
20 Love Hina Vol. 7 $9.99 Tokyopop 3,447
21 Sojourn Vol. 2 Dragons Tale $15.95 Crossgen 3,411
22 Oh My Goddess Queen Sayoko $16.95 Dark Horse 3,314
23 Tank Girl Vol. 3 $14.95 Titan 3,229
24 Forge #7 $11.95 Crossgen 2,987
25 Edge #7 $11.95 Crossgen 2,915
26 Archies Classic Christmas Stories Vol. 1 $10.95 Archie 2,878
27 Daredevil Elektra Love & War HC $29.99 Marvel 2,866
28 Batman Dynamic Duo Archives Vol. 1 HC $49.95 DC 2,866
29 Dead To Rights $5.95 Dark Horse 2,854
30 Infinity Abyss $17.99 Marvel 2,721
31 Birds Of Prey New Ed $17.95 DC 2,697
32 Path Vol. 1 Crisis Of Faith $19.95 Crossgen 2,612
33 Cage HC $19.99 Marvel 2,612
34 Shazam Archives Vol. 3 HC $49.95 DC 2,540
35 Blood Last Vampire 2002 $15.95 Viz 2,491
36 Resident Evil Code Veronica Vol. 3 $14.95 DC 2,358
37 Fushigi Yugi Vol. 7 Castaway $15.95 Viz 2,286
38 Tomb Raider Witchblade Trouble Seekers $7.95 Image 2,129
39 Dragonball Z Vol. 10 $12.95 Viz 2,117
40 GTO Vol. 7 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,080
41 Star Trek TNG Forgiveness $17.95 DC 2,056
42 Negation Vol. 1 Bohica $19.95 Crossgen 2,044
43 Avengers Kang Dynasty $29.99 Marvel 2,032
44 Marvel Mangaverse Vol. 2 $12.99 Marvel 1,947
45 Marmalade Boy Vol. 4 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,935
46 Groo Death & Taxes $12.95 Dark Horse 1,899
47 Vampire The Masquerade Calebros $5.95 Moonstone 1,838
48 Superman Batman Worlds Finest New Ed $14.95 DC 1,790
49 Al Williamson Hidden Lands $22.95 Dark Horse 1,693
50 Angelic Layer Vol. 3 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,693




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