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December 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 Ultimate War 1 $2.25 Marvel 131,829
2 Ultimate War 2 $2.25 Marvel 124,458
3 Batman 610 $2.25 DC 117,380
4 Ultimates 9 (Res) $2.25 Marvel 109,222
5 Ultimate Spider-Man 33 $2.25 Marvel 106,639
6 New X-Men 135 $2.25 Marvel 103,153
7 Amazing Spider-Man 48 $2.25 Marvel 100,700
8 Ultimate Spider-Man 32 $2.25 Marvel 98,869
9 Uncanny X-Men 416 $2.25 Marvel 94,702
10 Ultimate X-Men 26 $2.25 Marvel 94,291
11 Transformers War Within 3 $2.95 Dreamwave 78,727
12 Transformers Armada 6 $2.95 Dreamwave 72,811
13 Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra 2 $2.25 Marvel 72,693
14 Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra 3 $2.25 Marvel 71,191
15 Wolverine 184 $2.25 Marvel 69,324
16 Masters of the Universe 2 $2.95 Image 67,000
17 JLA 76 $2.25 DC 66,038
18 Truth 2 $3.50 Marvel 65,322
19 Captain America 7 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 61,589
20 Thundercats 5 $2.95 DC 61,425
21 Avengers 61 $2.25 Marvel 59,547
22 Avengers 62 $2.25 Marvel 59,159
23 G.I. Joe 13 $2.95 Image 58,901
24 Daredevil 40 $2.99 Marvel 58,244
25 Green Arrow 20 $2.50 DC 57,657
26 Robotech 1 $2.95 DC 56,882
27 Spider-Man Peter Parker 51 $2.25 Marvel 56,824
28 X-Treme X-Men X-Pose 2 $2.99 Marvel 54,734
29 League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II 5 $3.50 DC 54,523
30 Fantastic Four 64 $2.25 Marvel 53,866
31 Incredible Hulk 48 $2.25 Marvel 52,210
32 Robotech 0 $2.50 DC 51,365
33 G.I. Joe Frontline 3 $2.95 Image 50,743
34 Aquaman 1 $2.50 DC 48,396
35 Punisher 20 $2.99 Marvel 46,682
36 JSA 43 $2.50 DC 44,252
37 Detective Comics 777 $2.75 DC 43,841
38 Spawn 129 $2.50 Image 41,916
39 Battle of the Planets 6 $2.99 Image 40,989
40 Green Lantern 157 $2.25 DC 40,625
41 Exiles 20 $2.25 Marvel 39,475
42 X-Men Unlimited 40 $3.50 Marvel 39,040
43 X-Statix 6 $2.25 Marvel 38,512
44 Thor 57 $2.25 Marvel 37,855
45 Weapon X 4 $2.25 Marvel 37,045
46 Superman 189 $2.25 DC 36,998
47 Iron Man 62 $2.25 Marvel 35,930
48 Iron Man 63 $2.25 Marvel 35,777
49 Batman Gotham Knights 36 $2.75 DC 35,413
50 Action Comics 798 $2.25 DC 34,991
51 Batgirl Year One 1 $2.95 DC 34,697
52 Adventures Of Superman 611 $2.25 DC 34,416
53 Hawkman 10 $2.50 DC 34,216
54 Batgirl 35 $2.50 DC 33,888
55 Superman Man Of Steel 133 $2.25 DC 33,876
56 Paradise X 8 $2.99 Marvel 33,418
57 Agent X 6 $2.25 Marvel 32,831
58 Captain Marvel 4 $2.25 Marvel 32,655
59 Nightwing 76 $2.25 DC 32,291
60 Wolverine Netsuke 4 $3.99 Marvel 31,082
61 Authority Scorched Earth $4.95 DC 30,636
62 Flash 193 $2.25 DC 30,237
63 Birds Of Prey 50 $2.50 DC 29,908
64 Batman Family 7 $2.25 DC 29,685
65 Elektra 18 $2.99 Marvel 29,674
66 Batman Family 8 $2.95 DC 29,662
67 Elektra 19 $2.99 Marvel 29,650
68 Spider-Man Legend of the Spider Clan 3 $2.25 Marvel 29,533
69 Batman Family 6 $2.25 DC 29,521
70 Alias 17 $2.99 Marvel 29,474
71 Ultimate Adventures 4 $2.25 Marvel 29,357
72 Thunderbolts 75 $3.50 Marvel 29,216
73 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 162 $2.50 DC 28,911
74 Gotham Central 1 $2.50 DC 28,735
75 Powers 27 $2.95 Image 28,558
76 Batman/Aliens II 1 $5.95 DC 26,986
77 Micronauts 4 $2.95 Image 26,821
78 Catwoman 14 $2.50 DC 26,540
79 Gotham Central 2 $2.50 DC 26,446
80 Mekanix 3 $2.99 Marvel 26,270
81 Spider-Girl 54 $2.25 Marvel 26,164
82 Tomb Raider 26 $2.99 Image 26,023
83 Robin 109 $2.25 DC 25,929
84 Star Wars Empire 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 25,706
85 Legion 15 $2.50 DC 25,706
86 Shang Chi Master Of Kung Fu 4 $2.99 Marvel 25,108
87 Spider-Man Tangled Web 21 $2.99 Marvel 25,061
88 Sojourn 18 $2.95 Crossgen 24,978
89 Soldier X 6 $2.25 Marvel 24,908
90 Young Justice 52 $2.75 DC 24,415
91 Filth 7 $2.95 DC 24,392
92 Fables 8 $2.50 DC 23,840
93 Ghost In The Shell 2 Man Machine Interface 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 23,042
94 Global Frequency 3 $2.95 DC 22,924
95 Titans 48 $2.75 DC 22,889
96 Star Wars Tales 14 $5.99 Dark Horse 22,396
97 Marvel Double Shot 2 $2.99 Marvel 22,044
98 Supergirl 77 $2.50 DC 21,786
99 Star Wars Republic 49 $2.99 Dark Horse 21,445
100 Tom Strong 19 $2.95 DC 21,410
101 Liberty Meadows 29 $2.95 Image 21,281
102 Gen 13 4 $2.95 DC 21,281
103 Y The Last Man 6 $2.95 DC 20,741
104 Ruse 15 $2.95 Crossgen 20,600
105 Killraven 3 $2.99 Marvel 20,401
106 Black Panther 52 $2.50 Marvel 19,732
107 Alias Agent Bristow 0* $2.99 Arcade 19,591
108 Archards Agents 1 $2.95 Crossgen 19,544
109 Kiss 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 19,532
110 Out There 15 $2.95 DC 19,403
111 Harley Quinn 27 $2.50 DC 19,156
112 Hellblazer 179 $2.75 DC 18,851
113 Marville 4 $2.25 Marvel 18,523
114 Promethea 24 $2.95 DC 18,476
115 Wildcats Version 3.0 5 $2.95 DC 18,452
116 100 Bullets 41 $2.50 DC 18,370
117 Way of the Rat 8 $2.95 Crossgen 18,346
118 Warlands Vol. 3 2 $2.95 Dreamwave 18,123
119 Path 10 $2.95 Crossgen 17,889
120 Lone Wolf 2100 6 $2.99 Dark Horse 17,724
121 Futurama Simpsons Sp Crossover Crisis 2 $2.50 Bongo 17,513
122 Gotham Girls 5 $2.25 DC 17,513
123 Hellblazer Special Lady Constantine 1 $2.95 DC 17,466
124 War Story J For Jenny $4.95 DC 17,196
125 Stormwatch Team Achilles 6 $2.95 DC 17,161
126 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 52 $2.99 Dark Horse 16,844
127 Spectre 24 $2.75 DC 16,597
128 Edens Trail 2 $2.99 Marvel 16,433
129 Scion 31 $2.95 Crossgen 15,928
130 Mek 2 $2.95 DC 15,764
131 Doom Patrol 15 $2.50 DC 15,612
132 Justice League Adventures 14 $2.25 DC 15,576
133 Ra Salvatore Demon Wars Trial By Fire 1 $2.95 Crossgen 15,435
134 Simpsons Comics 77 $2.50 Bongo 15,377
135 Power Company 11 $2.75 DC 15,271
136 Lucifer 33 $2.50 DC 14,931
137 Azrael Agent of the Bat 97 $2.95 DC 14,485
138 Mystic 31 $1.48 Crossgen 13,886
139 Route 666 7 $2.95 Crossgen 13,804
140 Negation 13 $2.95 Crossgen 13,792
141 Crux 21 $2.95 Crossgen 13,534
142 First 26 $2.95 Crossgen 13,193
143 Sigil 31 $2.95 Crossgen 13,170
144 Rex Mundi 1 $2.95 Image 13,111
145 Savage Dragon 106 $2.95 Image 13,029
146 Athena Inc 5* $2.95 Image 13,006
147 Tom Judge End Of Days 1 $3.99 Image 12,947
148 Meridian 31 $2.95 Crossgen 12,865
149 Hunter Age Of Magic 18 $2.75 DC 12,806
150 HawaIIan Dick 1 $2.95 Image 12,689
151 Batman Gotham Adventures 57 $2.25 DC 12,595
152 Hellspawn 20 $2.50 Image 12,548
153 Codename Knockout 19 $2.75 DC 12,125
154 Wonder Woman Annual 1967 1 $4.95 DC 11,703
155 Zero Girl Full Circle 2 $2.95 DC 11,104
156 Grendel Red White & Black 4 $4.99 Dark Horse 10,916
157 American Century 21 $2.75 DC 10,482
158 Fate of the Blade 5 $2.95 Dreamwave 10,412
159 Vampirella 16 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 10,353
160 21 Down 4 $2.95 DC 10,294
161 Automatic Kafka 6 $2.95 DC 9,895
162 Xin Legend of the Monkey King 2 $2.99 Harris 9,766
163 Shonen Jump Vol. 1 $4.95 Viz 9,566
164 Arkanium 4 $2.95 Dreamwave 9,367
165 Noble Causes Family Secrets 3 $2.95 Image 9,367
166 Powerpuff Girls 33 $2.25 DC 9,355
167 Point Blank 5 $2.95 DC 9,144
168 Forever Maelstrom 2 $2.95 DC 8,909
169 3 Little Kittens 3 $2.95 Broadsword 8,897
170 Vertigo Pop London 2 $2.95 DC 8,733
171 Tech Jacket 2 $2.95 Image 8,064
172 Black Sun 4 $2.95 DC 8,017
173 Oh My Goddess 93 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,900
174 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 7 $2.95 Mirage 7,900
175 Fight For Tomorrow 4 $2.50 DC 7,794
176 Resistance 4 $2.95 DC 7,548
177 Knights of the Dinner Table 74 $3.99 Kenzer 7,501
178 Reid Fleming/Flaming Carrot Crossover 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7,442
179 Queen & Country Declassified 2 $2.95 Oni 7,231
180 Blade of the Immortal 74 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,008
181 Cerebus 285 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 6,667
182 Scooby-Doo 67 $2.25 DC 6,491
183 Sonic The Hedgehog 118 $2.19 Archie 6,280
184 J Scott Campbell Danger Girl Sketchbook New Prtg $6.95 DC 6,151
185 Super Manga Blast 28 $5.99 Dark Horse 5,822
186 Paradigm 4 $3.50 Image 5,705
187 Dragonball Part 5 7 $2.95 Viz 5,517
188 Banzai Girl 3 $2.95 Sirius 5,306
189 Cannon God Exaxxion Stage 2 12 $3.99 Dark Horse 5,176
190 Ranma 1/2 Part 11 10 $2.95 Viz 5,165
191 Battle Angel Alita Last Order Part 1 4 $2.95 Viz 5,059
192 Mage Knight Stolen Destiny 3 $3.50 IDW 4,930
193 Black Hole 10 $4.50 Fantagraphics 4,836
194 Top Cow Classics Battle of the Planets 1 $2.99 Image 4,766
195 Big Daddy Danger 5 $2.95 DC 4,719
196 Shi Illustrated Warrior 6 $2.99 Crusade 4,683
197 Darkness Falls Tooth Fairy Tragic Life Of Matilda Dixon $2.99 Dark Horse 4,590
198 Dungeons & Dragons Black & White 6 $2.99 Kenzer 4,578
199 Gold Digger 38 $3.50 Antarctic 4,402
200 Gloom Cookie Monsters Christmas Color Sp $3.95 Slave Labor 4,296
201 Warren Ellis Scars 2 $3.50 Avatar 4,237
202 All New Tenchi Muyo Part 2 3 $2.95 Viz 4,120
203 Dork Tower 22 $2.99 Dork Storm 4,050
204 Courtney Crumrin & Coven Of Mystics 1 $2.95 Oni 4,014
205 Tick Golden Age Comic 3 $4.95 New England 3,909
206 Radiskull & Devil Doll Radiskull Hate Christmas One-Shot $2.50 Image 3,744
207 Looney Tunes 97 $2.25 DC 3,697
208 Lubas Comics & Stories 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics 3,674
209 Inu Yasha Part 7 5 $2.95 Viz 3,627
210 Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated 17 $2.99 Kenzer 3,545
211 Cavewoman Pangaean Sea 6 $3.25 Basement 3,533
212 Raijin Comics 1 $4.95 Gutsoon 3,521
213 Dexters Laboratory 33 $2.25 DC 3,510
214 Dragon Arms 1 $4.95 Antarctic 3,498
215 Archie 531 $2.19 Archie 3,345
216 Killbox 1 $5.00 Antarctic 3,216
217 Raijin Comics 2 $4.95 Gutsoon 3,169
218 Awesome Man 1 $2.95 Astonish 3,158
219 Betty & Veronica 183 $2.19 Archie 3,087
220 Raijin Comics 3 $4.95 Gutsoon 3,075
221 Raijin Comics 4 $4.95 Gutsoon 3,052
222 Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 2 4 $3.50 Avatar 3,028
223 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 112 $3.59 Archie 2,981
224 Dogwitch 3 $2.95 Sirius 2,934
225 Ripleys Believe It Or Not Invaders 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 2,923
226 Ninja High School 101 $3.50 Antarctic 2,911
227 Warren Ellis Strange Killings Body Orchard 6 $3.50 Avatar 2,876
228 PVP 8 $2.99 Dork Storm 2,841
229 Betty 121 $2.19 Archie 2,841
230 Sabrina Vol. 2 40 $2.19 Archie 2,817
231 Jungle Fantasy 1 $3.50 Avatar 2,782
232 Veronica 135 $2.19 Archie 2,735
233 Sabrina Vol. 2 41 $2.19 Archie 2,723
234 Pals N Gals Double Digest 72 $3.59 Archie 2,641
235 Archie & Friends 66 $2.19 Archie 2,629
236 Little Gloomy Adventures 1 $3.95 Slave Labor 2,618
237 Alice In Sexland 8 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,594
238 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 58 $2.19 Archie 2,582
239 Bastard 13 $3.95 Viz 2,582
240 Ceres Celestial Legend Part 4 3 $3.50 Viz 2,559
241 Poison Elves Companion $3.50 Sirius 2,524
242 Goon 3 $2.95 Albatross Exploding 2,500
243 Betty & Veronica Digest 135 $2.39 Archie 2,500
244 Archie Digest 195 $2.39 Archie 2,477
245 Jugheads Double Digest 91 $3.59 Archie 2,453
246 Supercar 1 $2.95 Misc Mayhem 2,336
247 Genus 57 $3.50 Radio 2,160
248 Laugh Digest 181 $2.39 Archie 2,148
249 Jughead W/Archie Digest 180 $2.39 Archie 2,078
250 Battle of the Planets 2 Animation Cvr $5.00 Image 2,031
251 DF Masters of the Universe Alt Cvr 1 $6.99 Dynamic Forces 1,972
252 Big O Part 3 2 $3.50 Viz 1,949
253 Monster Club 1 $3.50 Autumn 1,855
254 Three Days In Europe 2 $2.95 Oni 1,819
255 Sky Between Branches 0 $2.99 Com X 1,737
256 Luftwaffe 1946 4 $5.95 Antarctic 1,690
257 Jack Staff 12 $2.95 Dancing Elephant 1,667
258 Silent Mobius Part 12 Hell 1 $2.95 Viz 1,667
259 Spacehack 3 $2.99 Kenzer 1,643
260 Zendra Vol. 2 6 $2.95 Penny Farthing 1,632
261 Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 2 Offensive 4 $3.95 Avatar 1,632
262 Ag Super Erotic Anthology 6 $4.99 Icarus 1,596
263 Jungle Fantasy 1/2 $3.95 Comic Cavalcade 1,596
264 Furrlough 120 $2.99 Radio 1,585
265 Warren Ellis Scars 2 $3.95 Avatar 1,549
266 Jason & Argobots 4 $2.95 Oni 1,526
267 Arsenic Lullabies Jan 2003 4 $2.65 AAA Milwaukee 1,479
268 Cherry Prime 1 $6.00 Hippy 1,432
269 Spirit of the Amazon 1 $2.95 NW Studios 1,432
270 Naughty Bits 37 $2.95 Fantagraphics 1,432
271 Vagabond 14 $4.95 Viz 1,373
272 Lost Stock Of Children 1 $2.99 Neko 1,373
273 Rear Entry 2 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,373
274 Tuesday 2 $2.95 Kim-Rehr 1,338
275 Inquisitor 1 $3.95 Verotik 1,315
276 Warrior Nun Areala 13 $2.99 Antarctic 1,268
277 Johnny The Homicidal Maniac 6 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,232
278 Warren Ellis Strange Killings Body Orchard 6 $3.95 Avatar 1,209
279 Oh My 1 $2.95 Ironcat 1,197
280 Hip Flask Unnatural Selection (O/A) $2.99 Active Images 1,186
281 Rga Magazine 1 $9.90 Gutsoon 1,162
282 Project Arms Part 1 4 $3.25 Viz 1,162
283 Johnny The Homicidal Maniac 5 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,150
284 Orient Sexpress 4 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,150
285 Colonia 8 $2.95 Colonia 1,127
286 Digital Webbing Presents 6 $2.95 Digital Webbing 1,115
287 Weapon Brown $4.95 Death Ray 1,103
288 Warhammer Monthly 62 $3.50 Games Workshop 1,103
289 Warhammer Monthly 63 $5.95 Games Workshop 1,092
290 Vampire Yui Vol. 5 4 $2.95 Ironcat 1,068
291 Rga Magazine 2 $9.90 Gutsoon 1,045
292 Zoids 11 $5.95 Viz 1,021
293 Heartcore 3 $2.95 Ironcat 1,021
294 Vampirella 16 Ltd Ed $9.95 Harris 1,009
295 Colliers Vol. 2 2 $3.50 Drawn & Quarterly 998
296 RGA Magazine 3 $9.90 Gutsoon 998
297 RGA Magazine 4 $9.90 Gutsoon 998
298 Elvira 116 $2.50 Claypool 986
299 Opposite Forces 2 $2.95 Funnypages 974
300 Basement Comics Amryl San Diego 2002 Jam Book $5.00 Basement 974
Top-Selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Transformers Profile Book 1 $12.95 Dreamwave 13,193
2 Fables Legends In Exile $9.95 DC 6,151
3 Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 $12.99 Marvel 5,752
4 Total Sell-Out $14.95 Image 5,329
5 Mike Mignolas BPRD Coll $17.95 Dark Horse 4,730
6 New X-Men 3 New Worlds $14.99 Marvel 4,578
7 G.I. Joe Vol. 5 $24.99 Marvel 4,073
8 Love Hina Vol. 8 $9.99 Tokyopop 3,815
9 Star Wars A Long Time Ago Vol. 4 Screams In Void $29.95 Dark Horse 3,392
10 Super Friends Truth Justice & Peace $14.95 DC 3,369
11 Promethea Book 2 $14.95 DC 3,298
12 Astro Boy Vol. 11 $9.95 Dark Horse 3,193
13 G.I. Joe Vol. 2 Reckonings $12.95 Image 3,087
14 Transformers Rage In Heaven $19.95 Titan 2,970
15 Usagi Yojimbo Shrouded Moon $15.95 Dark Horse 2,970
16 Tank Girl Vol. 4 Odyssey $15.95 Titan 2,934
17 Daredevil Vol. 2 HC $29.99 Marvel 2,911
18 Kolchak Night Stalker Fever Pitch $6.95 Moonstone 2,888
19 X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2 Invasion $19.99 Marvel 2,888
20 Forge #9 $7.95 Crossgen 2,782
21 Star Wars Tales Vol. 3 $19.95 Dark Horse 2,688
22 Edge #9 $7.95 Crossgen 2,665
23 Isolation & Illusion Coll P Craig Russell $14.95 Dark Horse 2,571
24 Swamp Thing Dark Genesis - Ne $19.95 DC 2,500
25 Elektra Vol. 1 Introspect $16.99 Marvel 2,441
26 GTO Vol. 8 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,371
27 Bastard Samurai Vol. I Samurai Noir $12.95 Image 2,312
28 Resident Evil Code Veronica Book 4 $14.95 DC 2,265
29 Warren Ellis Bad Signal $6.95 Avatar 2,242
30 Kare Kano Vol. 1 (Res) $9.99 Tokyopop 2,230
31 Mac Raboy Flash Gordon Vol. 1 $19.95 Dark Horse 2,183
32 Spyboy Young Justice $9.95 Dark Horse 2,042
33 Dragonball Vol. 10 $12.95 Viz 2,019
34 Mars Vol. 8 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,937
35 Kabuki Vol. 6 Scarab $19.95 Image 1,890
36 Kodocha Vol. 5 Sanas Stage $9.99 Tokyopop 1,855
37 Angelic Layer Vol. 4 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,843
38 First Vol. 3 Sinister Motives $15.95 Crossgen 1,831
39 Megatokyo Chapter Zero $9.95 Ironcat 1,819
40 Peach Girl Vol. 8 Pkt $9.99 Tokyopop 1,808
41 AP How To Draw Manga Compilation Vol. 3 $17.95 Antarctic 1,714
42 X 1999 Vol. 9 Requiem $15.95 Viz 1,702
43 Call Of Duty Vol. 1 $14.99 Marvel 1,679
44 Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle Of Trouble Vol. 10 $11.99 Kenzer 1,667
45 Initial D Vol. 5 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,655
46 Ragnarok Vol. 5 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,655
47 Sorcerer Hunters Vol. 13 $12.99 Tokyopop 1,632
48 3x3 Eyes Key To Sacred Land $13.95 Dark Horse 1,608
49 Will Eisners Name of the Game $19.95 DC 1,585
50 Akira Cinemanga Vol. 1 $14.99 Tokyopop 1,549




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