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November 2002 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The last major chart-topper of the 1980s revival wave, Masters of the Universe led a month that was off slightly overall.

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
13Masters of the Universe1$2.95Image112,276
21Daredevil Target1$3.50Marvel106,002
38Ultimates10$2.25Marvel104,996
49New X-Men134$2.25Marvel103,775
511Amazing Spider-Man47$2.25Marvel102,555
612Batman609$2.25DC101,681
713Ultimate Spider-Man30$2.25Marvel97,766
814Ultimate Spider-Man31$2.25Marvel97,420
92Ultimate X-Men25$3.50Marvel95,610
1016Ultimate X-Men24$2.25Marvel95,234
1118Uncanny X-Men415$2.25Marvel89,398
126Transformers War Within2$2.95Dreamwave87,893
1323Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra1$2.25Marvel82,412
1410Transformers Armada5$2.95Dreamwave78,894
155Truth1$3.50Marvel74,278
167Wolverine183$3.50Marvel70,963
174JLA75$3.95DC67,984
1819Thundercats3$2.95DC67,953
1920Thundercats4$2.95DC67,618
2021Captain America7$2.99Marvel64,913
2115Spider-Man Peter Parker50$3.50Marvel62,157
2224G.I. Joe12$2.95Image61,974
2325Daredevil39$2.99Marvel59,717
2426X-Treme X-Men X-Pose1$2.99Marvel58,873
2529Green Arrow19$2.50DC58,578
2617Avengers60$3.50Marvel58,507
2727G.I. Joe Frontline2$2.95Image57,307
2835Fantastic Four63$2.25Marvel54,491
2936Incredible Hulk47$2.25Marvel53,321
3028Punisher19$2.99Marvel49,559
3131Battle of the Planets5$2.99Image46,458
3233Darkness Vol. 21$2.99Image44,953
3338JSA42$2.50DC44,740
3434Thundercats Sourcebook$2.95DC44,160
3537Detective Comics776$2.75DC42,279
3639Spawn128$2.50Image42,015
3752Green Lantern156$2.25DC41,577
3853Exiles19$2.25Marvel40,225
3954X-Statix5$2.25Marvel40,225
4030X-Men Unlimited39$3.50Marvel40,144
4155Weapon X3$2.25Marvel39,584
4222JLA JSA Secret Files1$4.95DC38,435
4360Thor56$2.25Marvel38,273
4464Iron Man61$2.25Marvel37,185
4566Superman188$2.25DC36,107
4644Batman Gotham Knights35$2.75DC35,314
4757Hawkman9$2.50DC35,243
4841Superman Day of Doom1$2.95DC34,582
4961Batgirl34$2.50DC34,399
5040Paradise X7$2.99Marvel34,338
5132Wolverine Netsuke3$3.99Marvel34,114
5242Batman Family Tracker1$2.95DC34,012
5370Agent X5$2.25Marvel33,900
5443Nightwing75$2.95DC33,534
5571Action Comics797$2.25DC33,412
5647Superman Day of Doom2$2.95DC32,741
5774Adventures of Superman610$2.25DC32,670
5848Superman Day of Doom3$2.95DC32,416
5945Elektra16$2.99Marvel32,355
6046Elektra17$2.99Marvel32,304
6149Superman Day of Doom4$2.95DC32,273
6276Batman Family Athena2$2.25DC31,918
6380Superman Man of Steel132$2.25DC31,765
6450Alias16$2.99Marvel31,582
6581Batman Family Bugg & Dr Excess3$2.25DC31,521
6651Evo1$2.99Image31,419
6782Batman Family Suicide King4$2.25DC31,379
6883Batman Family Freeway5$2.25DC31,267
6984Spider-Man Legend of the Spider Clan2$2.25Marvel31,013
7085Flash192$2.25DC30,809
7156Mekanix2$2.99Marvel29,670
7275Batman Legends of the Dark Knight161$2.50DC29,213
7394Thunderbolts74$2.25Marvel29,060
7478Birds of Prey49$2.50DC28,674
7562Powers26$2.95Image28,613
7663Marvel Double Shot1$2.99Marvel28,064
7786Catwoman13$2.50DC27,403
7865Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu3$2.99Marvel27,311
7987Catwoman (resolicited)12$2.50DC27,250
8067Witchblade61$2.99Image26,874
81106Ultimate Adventures3$2.25Marvel26,844
82107Soldier X5$2.25Marvel26,752
83108Spider-Girl53$2.25Marvel26,640
84109Captain Marvel3$2.25Marvel26,244
85111Robin108$2.25DC26,051
8668Star Wars Empire3$2.99Dark Horse25,817
87112Wonder Woman187$2.25DC25,685
8869Spider-Man Tangled Web20$2.99Marvel25,634
8998Legion14$2.50DC25,542
9072Sojourn17$2.95Crossgen25,410
9173Filth6$2.95DC25,380
9259Ghost in the Shell 2 Man Machine Interface2$3.50Dark Horse24,647
9389Young Justice51$2.75DC24,546
9477Global Frequency2$2.95DC24,332
95120Spider-Man Get Kraven6$2.25Marvel24,129
9679Killraven2$2.99Marvel23,925
9799Titans47$2.75DC23,143
9888Red Star Vol. 21$2.95Archie23,021
99126Marville3$2.25Marvel22,990
10091Gen 133$2.95DC22,807
101113Fables7$2.50DC22,654
10292Edens Trail1$2.99Marvel22,299
10393Avengers Icons Vision4$2.99Marvel22,075
10495Star Wars Republic48$2.99Dark Horse21,678
10596Superman Aliens II Godwar4$2.99Dark Horse21,638
10697Kiss4*$2.99Dark Horse21,607
107134Call of Duty Brotherhood6$2.25Marvel21,505
108100Ruse14$2.95Crossgen21,312
109102Warlands Vol. 31$2.95Dreamwave21,261
110124Supergirl76$2.50DC21,109
111104X-Men Icons Chamber4$2.99Marvel20,784
112105Tomb Raider Journeys8$2.99Image20,641
113129Black Panther51$2.50Marvel20,377
114132Harley Quinn26$2.50DC19,970
115141Call of Duty Precinct5$2.25Marvel19,818
116123Hellblazer178$2.75DC19,228
117114Way of the Rat7$2.95Crossgen19,146
118143Call of Duty Wagon4$2.25Marvel18,994
119115Lone Wolf 21005$2.99Dark Horse18,882
120116Wildcats Version 3.04$2.95DC18,852
121117Mek1$2.95DC18,770
122118Path9$2.95Crossgen18,699
123119Stormwatch Team Achilles5$2.95DC18,475
124121Y The Last Man5$2.95DC18,404
125137100 Bullets40$2.50DC18,313
126148Gotham Girls4$2.25DC17,916
12758War Story The Reivers$4.95DC17,509
128127Xin Legend of the Monkey King1$2.99Harris17,143
129128Buffy the Vampire Slayer51$2.99Dark Horse17,143
130130Youngblood Bloodsport2$2.99Arcade16,960
131136Spectre23$2.75DC16,818
132133Scion30$2.95Crossgen16,442
133150Doom Patrol14$2.50DC15,842
134159Justice League Adventures13$2.25DC15,679
135152Simpsons Comics76$2.50Bongo15,547
136144Power Company10$2.75DC15,384
137138Bone51$2.95Cartoon15,283
138154Lucifer32$2.50DC15,181
139140Azrael Agent of the Bat96$2.95DC15,120
140139Beautiful Killer3$2.99Wizard15,079
141125Captain Marvel3 Ross Directors Cut$3.50Marvel15,018
142142Route 6666$2.95Crossgen14,591
143131Lady Death Evil Ernie1$3.50Chaos14,398
144199First25$2.95Crossgen14,062
145145Negation12$2.95Crossgen13,940
146146Crux20$2.95Crossgen13,910
147147Mystic30$2.95Crossgen13,879
148149Sigil30$2.95Crossgen13,544
149151Meridian30$2.95Crossgen13,300
150158Hunter Age of Magic17$2.75DC13,127
151153Savage Dragon105$2.95Image13,046
152167Hellspawn19$2.50Image12,985
153155Strangers In Paradise Vol. III55$2.95Abstract12,802
154156Zero Girl Full Circle1$2.95DC12,710
155103Tomb Raider Greatest Treasure of All Prelude$4.99Image12,497
156182Batman Gotham Adventures56$2.25DC12,497
157174Bart Simpson Comics10$2.50Bongo12,263
158176Futurama Comics10$2.50Bongo12,059
159110Grendel Red White & Black3$4.99Dark Horse11,764
16016121 Down3$2.95DC11,612
161162Fate of the Blade4$2.95Dreamwave11,602
162163Limbo City3$2.95Dreamwave11,368
163164Violent Messiahs Lamenting Pain2$2.95Image11,175
164165Kabuki Ghost Play$2.95Image11,144
165166B-Sides3$2.99Marvel10,931
166168Tech Jacket1$2.95Image10,799
167177American Century20$2.75DC10,737
168122Shonen Jump Vol. 11$4.95Viz10,707
169170Forever Maelstrom1$2.95DC10,636
170169Vampirella15 Reg Ed$2.99Harris10,636
171101Athena Inc Agents Roster1$5.95Image10,565
172172Automatic Kafka5$2.95DC10,493
173173Arkanium3$2.95Dreamwave10,473
174175Tarot Witch of the Black Rose17$2.95Broadsword10,310
175178Vertigo Pop London1$2.95DC9,914
176179Point Blank4$2.95DC9,802
177190Midnight Mass8$2.50DC9,761
178181Black Sun3$2.95DC9,650
179198Powerpuff Girls32$2.25DC9,599
180194Fight For Tomorrow3$2.50DC9,405
181184Defiance5$2.95Image9,395
182185Noble Causes Family Secrets2*$2.95Image9,344
183183Purgatori Sanctified1$2.99Chaos9,334
184186Resistance3$2.95DC9,100
185196Lab Rats8$2.50DC8,958
186187Mutant Earth4*$2.95Image8,765
187189Usagi Yojimbo62$2.99Dark Horse8,175
188192Queen & Country Declassified1$2.95Oni8,175
189135Darkness Exclusive Holofoil Ed1$5.95Image8,084
190191Oh My Goddess92$2.99Dark Horse8,063
191171Knights of the Dinner Table73$3.99Kenzer7,799
192197Blade of the Immortal73$2.99Dark Horse7,270
193208Cerebus284$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim6,904
194201Guardian Angel4$2.95Image6,863
195195Mage Knight Stolen Destiny2$3.50IDW6,599
196214Scooby-Doo66$2.25DC6,548
197221Sonic The Hedgehog117$2.19Archie6,314
198193Love & Rockets Vol. 26$3.95Fantagraphics6,091
199200Paradigm3$3.50Image5,928
200160Super Manga Blast27$5.99Dark Horse5,786
201205Dragonball Part 56$2.95Viz5,613
202206Big Daddy Danger4$2.95DC5,389
203202Cannon God Exaxxion Stage 211$3.50Dark Horse5,369
204207Ranma 1/2 Part 119$2.95Viz5,277
205203Warren Ellis Scars1$3.50Avatar5,257
206210Shinobi Rise of Hotsuma One-Shot$2.99Dark Horse5,145
207211Shi Illustrated Warrior5$2.99Crusade5,084
208212Battle Angel Alita Last Order Part 13$2.95Viz5,043
209188Ninja High School100$4.95Antarctic4,993
210204Evil Ernie Manhattan Death Trip1$3.50Chaos4,921
211218Dork Tower Lotr Special$2.99Dork Storm4,779
212220Terry Moores Paradise Too11$2.95Abstract4,769
213219Dungeons & Dragons Black & White5$2.99Kenzer4,748
214222Gold Digger37$2.99Antarctic4,494
21520910th Muse3$3.50Avatar4,433
216229All New Tenchi Muyo Part 22$2.95Viz4,230
217213Pubo1$3.50Dark Horse4,220
218231Cardcaptor Sakura34$2.99Tokyopop4,016
219235Inu Yasha Part 74$2.95Viz3,691
220227Age of Bronze15$3.50Image3,681
221234Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated16$2.99Kenzer3,681
222217Everything Can Be Beaten (reorders)$3.95Slave Labor3,650
223157Lady Death Evil Ernie Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos3,640
224258Looney Tunes96$2.25DC3,579
225261Archie530$2.19Archie3,549
226223Tick Big Xmas Trilogy1$3.95New England3,376
22790Lady Death Evil Ernie Foil Edition1$20.00Chaos3,376
228224Tick Big Xmas Trilogy2$3.95New England3,366
229225Tick Big Xmas Trilogy3$3.95New England3,335
230247Dave Dormans Wasted Lands0$2.95Rolling Thunder3,305
231248Jingle Belle Winter Wingding One-Shot$2.95Oni3,254
232267Betty & Veronica182$2.19Archie3,203
233250Dogwitch2$2.95Sirius3,122
234236Warren Ellis Strange Killings Body Orchard5$3.50Avatar3,091
235251Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights3$2.99Kenzer3,061
236238Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 23$3.50Avatar3,050
237240Black Tide3$3.50Avatar3,010
238275Betty120$2.19Archie2,979
239254Nightmares & Fairy Tales3$2.95Slave Labor2,959
240216Ap How To Draw Manga20$4.95Antarctic2,959
241271Cartoon Cartoons14$2.25DC2,939
242276Sabrina Vol. 239$2.19Archie2,928
243255Nodwick18$2.99Dork Storm2,918
244241Betty & Veronica Double Digest111$3.59Archie2,898
245180Evil Ernie Manhattan Death Trip Prem1$9.99Chaos2,898
246278Veronica134$2.19Archie2,867
247233Metal Hurlant3$3.95Humanoids2,817
248243Archie Double Digest139$3.59Archie2,817
249239Bastard12$3.95Viz2,695
250249Ceres Celestial Legend Part 42$3.50Viz2,674
251260Kissing Chaos Nonstop Beauty2$2.95Oni2,644
252232Cavewoman Prehistoric Pinups Book 3$4.50Basement2,623
253286Archie & Friends65$2.19Archie2,613
254230Palooka Ville (resolicited)16$4.75Drawn & Quarterly2,583
255263Christian Zaniers Dark City Angel2$2.95Drawn & Quarterly2,573
256253Alice In Sexland7$3.50Fantagraphics2,532
257294Archies Mysteries25$2.19Archie2,501
258285Archie Digest194$2.39Archie2,400
259300Jughead148$2.19Archie2,359
260268Goon2$2.95Albatross2,339
261269One Plus One3$2.95Oni2,298
262270Three Days In Europe1$2.95Oni2,278
263287Cici Mini-Series4$2.50Spilled Milk2,278
264273Lurid2$2.99IDW2,196
265302Laugh Digest180$2.39Archie2,145
266264Big O Part 31$3.50Viz2,115
267279Marc Hempels Naked Brain3$2.95Insight2,054
268384Dreamwave Fall 2002 Preview Book (reorders)$1.00Dreamwave2,034
269259Warren Ellis Scars Wrprnd1$3.95Avatar2,023
270281Milk32$2.99Radio1,973
271262Young Witches Vol. 5 Legacy5$3.95Fantagraphics1,973
272282Spacehack2$2.99Kenzer1,942
273289Amelia Rules9$2.95Renaissance1,922
274293Supercar0$2.95Misc Mayhem1,871
275256Nhs Swimsuit Special 2002$4.50Antarctic1,861
276277Skaggy The Lost1$3.50Slave Labor1,820
277316Laughter of the Damned1$2.65AAA Milwaukee1,759
278304Octavia1$2.95Basement1,739
279242Luftwaffe 19463$5.95Antarctic1,718
280306Zendra Vol. 25$2.95Penny Farthing1,718
281307Silent Mobius Part 11 Blood5$2.95Viz1,708
282308Jason & Argobots3$2.95Oni1,708
283311My Monkeys Name Is Jennifer5$2.95Slave Labor1,678
284309PS2380$2.99Dork Storm1,668
285274Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 2 Offensive3$3.95Avatar1,657
286313Furrlough119$2.99Radio1,607
287319Squee1$2.95Slave Labor1,525
288299Sexual Positions of the Kama Sutra1$3.50Fantagraphics1,485
289303Evil Eye10$3.50Fantagraphics1,464
290266Vagabond13$4.95Viz1,454
291305Dildo1$3.50Fantagraphics1,454
292328Finder29$2.95Lightspeed1,454
293325Teenagers From Mars4$2.99Teenagers from Mars1,454
294378Fade From Blue4$1.50Second to Some1,413
295318Project Arms Part 13$3.25Viz1,403
296314Head3$3.50Fantagraphics1,363
297334Dungeon3$2.95NBM1,352
298237Banzai Girl Ltd Ed Sketchbook$7.95Sirius1,352
299337Ogenki Clinic Vol. 98$2.95Ironcat1,312
300301Blue Eyes Vol. 21$3.95White Lightning1,302





November 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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After more than two years, Lone Wolf & Cub ended its run. It had an advantage in the Diamond graphic novel charts with its $9.99 price; nonetheless it topped the rankings most months of its run.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12JLA Secret Origins$7.95DC33,900
21JLA JSA Virtue & Vice HC$24.95DC17,113
36Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 28 Falling Tree$9.95Dark Horse14,113
43Origin$14.99Marvel13,249
58Transformers Generation One Vol. 1$17.95Dreamwave7,697
613Batman Bruce Wayne Fugitive Vol. 1$12.95DC6,253
77Batman Absolution HC$24.95DC5,603
822Lady Pendragon Special$7.95Image5,542
94Transformers Genesis Art Book HC$29.45Dreamwave5,013
1015Blade of the Immortal Beasts$14.95Dark Horse4,728
1118Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon$13.95Comicsone4,667
1211JSA Return Of Hawkman$19.95DC4,372
1312Invisibles: Invisible Kingdom$19.95DC4,321
1424Metabarons Alpha Omega$9.95Humaoids4,271
1519Superman For All Seasons$14.95DC4,169
1610Supreme Story of the Year$26.95Checker3,549
1727Astro Boy Vol. 10$9.95Dark Horse3,518
1816Transformers Fallen Angel$19.95Titan3,386
1917X-Force Vol. 2$19.99Marvel3,355
2020Batman Year Two Fear Reaper New Ed$17.95DC3,091
215Spirit Archives Vol. 9 HC$49.95DC2,847
2228Forge #8$11.95Crossgen2,786
2329Edge #8$11.95Crossgen2,776
2414Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 HC$29.99Marvel2,644
259Plastic Man Archives Vol. 4 HC$49.95DC2,512
2621Stray Toasters$19.95Graphitti2,430
2730Just A Pilgrim Vol. 2 Garden Of Eden$12.99Wizard2,420
2839Lupin III Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop2,420
2936Groo Odyssey$12.95Dark Horse2,145
3046Cardcaptor Sakura Master of the Clow Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop2,145
3125Edge 10th Anniversary$19.95Vanguard1,932
3249Wish Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,932
3331Cannon God Exaxxion Stage 1$15.95Dark Horse1,922
3433Meridian Vol. 4$15.95Crossgen1,901
3534Crux Vol. 2$15.95Crossgen1,871
3637Krazy & Ignatz Love Letters In Ancient Brick 1927-28$14.95Fantagraphics1,779
3756Mars Vol. 7$9.99Tokyopop1,769
3838Wildcats Street Smart$14.95DC1,759
3932Divine Right Book Two$17.95DC1,688
4045Spyboy Vol. 5 Spy School Confidential$12.95Dark Horse1,657
4197Max Hamm Fairy Tale Detective$4.95Nite Owl1,637
4226Clive Barkers Tapping Vein$21.95Checker1,637
4343Darkness Vol. 1 Coming Of Age$14.99Image1,505
4493Dylan Dog Zed$5.95Dark Horse1,505
4542G-Force Animated$15.95Two Morrows1,413
4647Desperadoes Quiet of the Grave$14.95DC1,403
4751Storm Riders 8$13.95Comicsone1,373
4884Monsters Inc Vol. 1$7.99Tokyopop1,302
4969Graphic Classics Vol. 4 HP Lovecraft$9.95Eureka1,291
5070Spirited Away Vol. 5$9.95Viz1,281