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Aggregated 2003 Comic Book Sales Figures
Comics Sold to North American Comics Shops as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors

My analyses of final orders from Diamond Comic Distributors for these months can be found here:

January 2003
February 2003
March 2003
April 2003
May 2003
June 2003
July 2003
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003

The final rankings for all comics and trade paperbacks during the year appear below. Diamond reported these issues without indexes allowing actual sales estimates to be calculated. You can find the first-month sales for these issues in the monthly charts; click one of the months above or use the search tool at the top of the page to find the specific issue. But note that those monthly numbers do not include reorders for the entire year; the rankings below do take the entire year's sales into account.


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher
1 Batman 619 $2.25 DC
2 JLA/Avengers 1 $5.95 Marvel
3 Ultimate Fantastic Four 1 $2.25 Marvel
4 Avengers/JLA 2 $5.50 DC
5 Batman 614 $2.25 DC
6 Superman/Batman 1 $2.95 DC
7 Batman 612 $2.25 DC
8 Batman 617 $2.25 DC
9 Wolverine 1 $2.25 Marvel
10 Batman 615 $2.25 DC
11 Batman 618 $2.25 Marvel
12 Batman 616 $2.25 DC
13 Amazing Spider-Man 500 $3.50 DC
14 Marvel 1602 1 $3.50 DC
15 Justice League America/Avengers 3 $5.95 Marvel
16 Batman 613 $2.25 Marvel
17 Batman 611 $2.25 Marvel
18 Marvel 1602 2 $3.50 DC
19 Ultimate Six 1 $2.99 DC
20 Marvel 1602 3 $3.50 Marvel
21 Marvel 1602 4 $3.50 Marvel
22 Spectacular Spider-Man 1 $2.25 Marvel
23 Ultimate Six 2 $2.25 Marvel
24 Wolverine End 1 $2.99 Marvel
25 Superman/Batman 2 $2.95 DC
26 Transformers Generation One Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Dreamwave
27 Marvel 1602 5 $3.50 Marvel
28 Ultimate War 3 $2.25 Marvel
29 Ultimate X-Men 36 $2.25 Marvel
30 Ultimate War 4 $2.25 Marvel
31 Batman 620 $2.25 DC
32 Teen Titans 1 $2.50 DC
33 Ultimate X-Men 34 $2.25 Marvel
34 Ultimate Spider-Man 37 $2.25 Marvel
35 Ultimate Spider-Man 38 $2.25 Marvel
36 New X-Men 150 $3.50 Marvel
37 Ultimate Six 3 $2.25 Marvel
38 Superman/Batman 3 $2.95 DC
39 Ultimate Spider-Man 50 $2.99 Marvel
40 Ultimate X-Men 35 $2.25 Marvel
41 Ultimate X-Men 37 $2.25 Marvel
42 Ultimate X-Men 38 $2.25 Marvel
43 Amazing Spider-Man 50 $2.25 Marvel
44 Ultimates 10 $2.25 Marvel
45 New X-Men 146 $2.25 Marvel
46 Ultimate Six 4 $2.25 Marvel
47 Ultimate Spider-Man 46 $2.99 Marvel
48 Ultimates 8 $2.25 Marvel
49 New X-Men 147 $2.25 Marvel
50 Ultimate X-Men 39 $2.25 Marvel
51 Ultimate Spider-Man 36 $2.25 Marvel
52 Ultimates 12 $2.25 Marvel
53 Ultimate X-Men 40 $2.25 Marvel
54 Ultimates 9 $2.25 Marvel
55 Ultimate Spider-Man 39 $2.25 Marvel
56 Ultimate Spider-Man 44 $2.25 Marvel
57 Ultimate Spider-Man 40 $2.25 Marvel
58 Ultimates 11 $2.25 Marvel
59 New X-Men 148 $2.25 Marvel
60 Ultimate Spider-Man 41 $2.25 Marvel
61 New X-Men 149 $2.25 Marvel
62 Superman/Batman 4 $2.95 DC
63 Ultimate Spider-Man 45 $2.25 Marvel
64 New X-Men 145 $2.25 Marvel
65 New X-Men 144 $2.25 Marvel
66 Wolverine 2 $2.25 Marvel
67 Ultimate Spider-Man 43 $2.25 Marvel
68 Ultimate Spider-Man 42 $2.25 Marvel
69 Batman 621 $2.25 DC
70 Ultimate Six 5 $2.25 Marvel
71 Ultimate Spider-Man 47 $2.25 Marvel
72 New X-Men 143 $2.25 Marvel
73 Ultimate Spider-Man 48 $2.25 Marvel
74 New X-Men 142 $2.25 Marvel
75 Amazing Spider-Man 52 $2.25 Marvel
76 New X-Men 141 $2.25 Marvel
77 Amazing Spider-Man 51 $2.25 Marvel
78 New X-Men 139 $2.25 Marvel
79 Amazing Spider-Man 53 $2.25 Marvel
80 Ultimate Spider-Man 51 $2.25 Marvel
81 New X-Men 140 $2.25 Marvel
82 GI Joe/Transformers 1 $2.95 Image
83 Uncanny X-Men 424 $2.25 Marvel
84 New X-Men 136 $2.25 Marvel
85 Ultimate Spider-Man 35 $2.25 Marvel
86 Ultimate Spider-Man 49 $2.25 Marvel
87 Superman/Batman 5 $2.95 DC
88 Ultimate Spider-Man 34 $2.25 Marvel
89 Amazing Spider-Man 57 $2.25 Marvel
90 New X-Men 137 $2.25 Marvel
91 Amazing Spider-Man 55 $2.25 Marvel
92 Uncanny X-Men 429 $2.25 Marvel
93 New X-Men 138 $2.25 Marvel
94 Uncanny X-Men 430 $2.25 Marvel
95 Amazing Spider-Man 501 $2.25 Marvel
96 Amazing Spider-Man 54 $2.25 Marvel
97 Ultimate Xmen 33 $2.25 Marvel
98 Uncanny X-Men 431 $2.25 Marvel
99 Amazing Spider-Man 58 $2.25 Marvel
100 Amazing Spider-Man 56 $2.25 Marvel
















Trade Paperback title
Price Publisher
1 Justice League Liberty & Justice Oversized Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
2 League of Extraordinary Gentleman One Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
3 Sandman Endless Nights HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
4 30 Days of Night Amazon data for this TPB $17.99 IDW
5 Death at Death's Door Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
6 Origin Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
7 Y The Last Man Vol. 1 Unmanned Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
8 Batman Hush Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
9 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5 Ultimate War Amazon data for this TPB $10.99 Marvel
10 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 5 Public Scrutiny Amazon data for this TPB $11.99 Marvel
11 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 4 Hellfire & Brimstone Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
12 Ultimates Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
13 Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 29 Lotus Throne Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Marvel
14 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 1 Tomorrow People Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
15 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 6 Venom Amazon data for this TPB $15.99 Marvel
16 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1 Power & Responsibility Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
17 Fables Vol. 1 Legends in Exile Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
18 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 2 Return to Weapon X Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
19 Batman Hush Vol. 2 HC Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
20 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 3 World Tour Amazon data for this TPB $17.99 Marvel
21 Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 2 X-men HC Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 Marvel
22 Trigun Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Dark Horse
23 Watchmen Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
24 Batman Child of Dreams HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
25 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 4 Legacy Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
26 Y The Last Man Vol. 2 Cycles Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
27 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 6 Return of the King Amazon data for this TPB $16.99 Marvel
28 Twisted Toyfare Theater Vol. 3 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 Wizard
29 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 2 Learning Curve Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
30 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 3 Double Trouble Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Marvel
31 Vampires Christmas Amazon data for this TPB $5.95 Image
32 League of Extraordinary Gentleman Two HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
33 Sandman Vol. 1 Preludes & Nocturnes Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
34 F+C181ables Vol. 2 Animal Farm Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
35 Kingdom Come Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
36 100 Bullets Vol. 5 Counteriffth Detective Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
37 Matrix Comics Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $21.95 Red Pill
38 Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra Amazon data for this TPB $11.99 Marvel
39 Johnny the Homicidal Maniac Directors Cut Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Slave Labor
40 Orbiter HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
41 Across Universe DC Universe Stores of Alan Moore Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
42 Daredevil Legends Vol. 1 Yellow Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
43 Batman Bruce Wayne Fugitive Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
44 Hellboy Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
45 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 67 Irresponsible Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
46 Transmetropolitan Vol. 8 Dirge Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
47 Chronicles of Conan Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $15.95 Dark Horse
48 Sgt. Rock Between Hell & a Hard Place HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
49 Top Ten Book Two Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
50 100 Bullets Vol. 6 Six Feet Under Gun Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
51 New X-Men Vol. 1 E is for Extinction Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 Marvel
52 Batman Hong Kong HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
53 Batman Dark Knight Returns Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
54 Batman Detective Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
55 X-Men Legends Vol. 2 Dark Phoenix Saga Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Marvel
56 Mike Mignola's B.P.R.D. Collectors Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
57 Sandman Vol. 2 Doll's House Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
58 Midnight Nation Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 Image
59 Powers Vol. 4 Supergroup Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Image
60 Dark Horse Book of Hauntings Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Dark Horse
61 Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 3 Hulk HC Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 Marvel
62 JLA JSA Virtue & Vice Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 DC
63 100 Bullets Vol. 1 First Shot Last Call Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
64 Squee Amazon data for this TPB $15.95 Slave Labor
65 Daredevil Movie Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
66 New X-Men Vol. 4 Riot at Xavier's Amazon data for this TPB $11.99 Marvel
67 Daredevil Vol. 5 Out Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 Marvel
68 Sandman Vol. 3 Dream Country Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
69 Donald Duck Adventures Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $7.95 Gemstone
70 Essential Tomb of Dracula Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
71 Hellboy Mike Mignola Art of Hellboy HC Amazon data for this TPB $49.95 Dark Horse
72 Incredible Hulk Vol. 3 Transfer of Power Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
73 Transmetropolitan Vol. 9 Cure Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
74 Preacher Vol. 1 Gone to Texas Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
75 Crisis of Multiple Earths Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
76 New X-Men Vol. 2 Impereial Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 Marvel
77 Chobits Vol. 4 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
78 New X-Men Vol. 3 New Worlds Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
79 Chobits Vol. 5 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
80 Daredevil Vol. 1 Guardian Devil Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Marvel
81 Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 Return of the Monster Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
82 Wonder Woman Hiketeia Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 DC
83 Total Sell Out Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Image
84 Love Hina Vol. 8 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
85 Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 Life & Death of Spiders Amazon data for this TPB $11.99 Marvel
86 Alan Moore Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Abiogenesis
87 Sandman Vol. 4 Season of Mists Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
88 X-Men 2 Movie Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
89 Berserk Vol. 1 Black Swordsman Amazon data for this TPB $13.95 Dark Horse
90 Love Hina Vol. 9 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
91 Justice League America Vol. 11 Obsidian Age Book One Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
92 Chronicles of Conan Vol. 2 Rogues in the House Amazon data for this TPB $15.95 Dark Horse
93 Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 4 Spider-Man HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.99 Marvel
94 New X-Men Vol. 5 Assault of Weapon Plus Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
95 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 2 HC Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 Marvel
96 Punisher Vol. 3 Business as Usual Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
97 Alan Moore's Another Suburban Romance Amazon data for this TPB $7.95 Avatar
98 Exiles Vol. 3 Out of Time Amazon data for this TPB $17.99 Marvel
99 Love Hina Vol. 11 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
100 Justice League America Vol. 10 Golden Perfect Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC


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