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January 2003 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Batman 611 $2.25 DC 129,377
2 Ultimate War 3 $2.25 Marvel 114,693
3 Ultimate Spider-Man 34 $2.25 Marvel 101,082
4 Ultimate Spider-Man 35 $2.25 Marvel 100,746
5 New X-Men 136 $2.25 Marvel 100,720
6 Amazing Spider-Man 49 $2.25 Marvel 97,033
7 Ultimate X-Men 27 $2.25 Marvel 91,172
8 Ultimate X-Men 28 $2.25 Marvel 90,978
9 Uncanny X-Men 417 $2.25 Marvel 90,447
10 Uncanny X-Men 418 $2.25 Marvel 90,163
11 Transformers Armada 7 $2.95 Dreamwave 73,861
12 Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra 4 $2.25 Marvel 71,248
13 Daredevil 42 $2.99 Marvel 67,651
14 Wolverine 185 $2.25 Marvel 67,056
15 X-Treme X-Men 20 $2.99 Marvel 65,232
16 JLA 77 $2.25 DC 65,103
17 Transformers War Within 4 $2.95 Dreamwave 63,861
18 Avengers 63 $2.25 Marvel 59,759
19 Captain America 8 $2.99 Marvel 59,229
20 Truth 3 $3.50 Marvel 57,586
21 Green Arrow 21 $2.50 DC 56,641
22 Hulk/Wolverine 6 Hours 1 $2.99 Marvel 55,503
23 Spider-Man Peter Parker 52 $2.25 Marvel 53,446
24 Fantastic Four 65 $2.25 Marvel 52,954
25 Masters of the Universe 3 $2.95 Image 52,825
26 G.I. Joe 14 $2.95 Image 52,734
27 Hulk/Wolverine 6 Hours 2 $2.99 Marvel 52,437
28 Incredible Hulk 49 $2.25 Marvel 51,828
29 Thor 58 $2.25 Marvel 45,981
30 Punisher 21 $2.99 Marvel 44,842
31 Iron Man 64 $2.25 Marvel 44,519
32 G.I. Joe Frontline 4 $2.95 Image 44,234
33 JSA 44 $2.50 DC 43,302
34 Detective Comics 778 $2.75 DC 41,271
35 Green Lantern 158 $2.25 DC 39,913
36 Spawn 130 $2.50 Image 39,809
37 Robotech 2 $2.95 DC 39,434
38 Aquaman 2 $2.50 DC 39,344
39 Exiles 21 $2.25 Marvel 38,917
40 X-Men Unlimited 41 $3.50 Marvel 38,593
41 X-Statix 7 $2.25 Marvel 36,420
42 Daredevil Movie Official Comic Book Adaptation $3.50 Marvel 35,579
43 Weapon X 5 $2.25 Marvel 34,285
44 Action Comics 799 $2.25 DC 34,194
45 Batman Gotham Knights 37 $2.75 DC 33,936
46 Superman & Batman Generations III 1 $2.95 DC 33,276
47 Hawkman 11 $2.50 DC 33,121
48 Adventures Of Superman 612 $2.25 DC 33,095
49 Batgirl 36 $2.50 DC 32,797
50 Superman Man Of Steel 134 $2.75 DC 32,797
51 Captain Marvel 5 $2.25 Marvel 32,487
52 Agent X 7 $2.25 Marvel 31,710
53 Nightwing 77 $2.25 DC 31,555
54 Darkness Vol. 2 2 $2.99 Image 31,464
55 Superman Vs Darkseid Apokolips Now $2.95 DC 31,076
56 Paradise X Ragnarok 1 $2.99 Marvel 30,934
57 Batgirl Year One 2 $2.95 DC 30,856
58 Flash 194 $2.25 DC 29,705
59 Elektra 20 $2.99 Marvel 29,589
60 Alias 19 $2.99 Marvel 29,097
61 Alias 18 $2.99 Marvel 28,696
62 Powers 28 $2.95 Image 28,140
63 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 163 $2.50 DC 28,075
64 Spider-Man Legend of the Spider Clan 4 $2.25 Marvel 27,648
65 Birds Of Prey 51 $2.50 DC 27,208
66 JLA/Spectre Soul War 1 $5.95 DC 26,613
67 Catwoman 15 $2.50 DC 25,707
68 Tomb Raider 27 $2.99 Image 25,617
69 Legion 16 $2.50 DC 25,591
70 Witchblade 62 $2.99 Image 25,591
71 Fantastic Four Unstable Molecules 1 $2.99 Marvel 25,591
72 Spider-Girl 55 $2.25 Marvel 25,397
73 Spider-Girl 56 $2.25 Marvel 25,267
74 Star Wars Empire 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 25,086
75 Robin 110 $2.25 DC 24,983
76 Ultimate Adventures 4 (Res) $2.25 Marvel 24,944
77 Wonder Woman 188 (Res) $2.25 DC 24,892
78 Wonder Woman 187 (Res) $2.25 DC 24,866
79 BOTP/Witchblade 1 $6.99 Image 24,646
80 Sojourn 19 $2.95 Crossgen 24,646
81 Batman Aliens II 2 $5.95 DC 24,413
82 Supergirl 78 $2.50 DC 24,258
83 Young Justice 53 $2.75 DC 24,168
84 Fables 9 $2.50 DC 23,689
85 Mekanix 4 $2.99 Marvel 23,560
86 Spider-Man Tangled Web 22 $2.99 Marvel 23,534
87 Filth 8 $2.95 DC 23,068
88 Soldier X 7 $2.25 Marvel 23,016
89 Ghost in the Shell 2 Man Machine Interface 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 22,421
90 Robotech Sourcebook $2.95 DC 22,343
91 Y The Last Man 7 $2.95 DC 22,330
92 Star Wars Republic 50 $5.99 Dark Horse 22,318
93 Shang Chi Master Of Kung Fu 5 $2.99 Marvel 22,318
94 Titans 49 $2.75 DC 22,240
95 Gotham Central 3 $2.50 DC 21,800
96 Global Frequency 4 $2.95 DC 21,205
97 Gen 13 5 $2.95 DC 20,532
98 Ruse 16 $2.95 Crossgen 20,002
99 Brath Prequel $2.95 Crossgen 19,898
100 Tomb Raider Journeys 9 $2.99 Image 19,303
101 Red Star Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Archie 19,161
102 Black Panther 53 $2.50 Marvel 19,135
103 CSI Crime Scene Investigation 1 $3.99 IDW 18,863
104 Harley Quinn 28 $2.50 DC 18,591
105 Tom Strongs Terrific Tales 6 $2.95 DC 18,514
106 Hellblazer 180 $2.75 DC 18,423
107 Marville Originville 5 $2.25 Marvel 18,423
108 100 Bullets 42 $2.50 DC 18,229
109 Kiss 6* $2.99 Dark Horse 18,177
110 Killraven 4 $2.99 Marvel 17,970
111 Warlands Vol. 3 3 $2.95 Dreamwave 17,776
112 Superman Last Stand On Krypton $6.95 DC 17,712
113 Way of the Rat 9 $2.95 Crossgen 17,660
114 Wildcats Version 3.0 6 $2.95 DC 17,569
115 Path 11 $2.95 Crossgen 17,181
116 Marvel Double Shot 3 $2.99 Marvel 17,013
117 Lone Wolf 2100 7 $2.99 Dark Horse 16,767
118 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 53 $2.99 Dark Horse 16,496
119 Sandscape 1 $2.95 Dreamwave 16,418
120 Batman Golden Streets Of Gotham $6.95 DC 16,237
121 War Story Condors $4.95 DC 16,211
122 Limbo City 1 (Res) $2.95 Dreamwave 16,159
123 Stormwatch Team Achilles 7 $2.95 DC 16,133
124 Spectre 25 $2.75 DC 16,030
125 Sandman Presents Bast 1 $2.95 DC 15,525
126 Lone Wolf 2100 Red Files $2.99 Dark Horse 15,473
127 Scion 32 $2.95 Crossgen 15,473
128 Doom Patrol 16 $2.50 DC 15,215
129 Crossovers 1 $2.95 Crossgen 15,215
130 Hellblazer Special Lady Constantine 2 $2.95 DC 15,176
131 Justice League Adventures 15 $2.25 DC 15,034
132 Simpsons Comics 78 $2.50 Bongo 14,995
133 Sleeper 1 $2.95 DC 14,904
134 Lucifer 34 $2.50 DC 14,697
135 Crux 22 $2.95 Crossgen 14,633
136 Power Company 12 $2.75 DC 14,322
137 Azrael Agent of the Bat 98 $2.95 DC 13,895
138 Mek 3 $2.95 DC 13,403
139 Negation 14 $2.95 Crossgen 13,403
140 Route 666 8 $2.95 Crossgen 13,403
141 Mystic 32 $2.95 Crossgen 13,339
142 First 27 $2.95 Crossgen 13,028
143 Savage Dragon 107 $3.95 Image 12,886
144 Edens Trail 3 $2.99 Marvel 12,847
145 R.A. Salvatore Demon Wars Trial By Fire 2 $2.95 Crossgen 12,821
146 Sigil 32 $2.95 Crossgen 12,821
147 Hunter Age Of Magic 19 $2.75 DC 12,601
148 Meridian 32 $2.95 Crossgen 12,575
149 Dominion 1 $2.95 Image 12,524
150 Hellspawn 21 $2.50 Image 12,394
151 Batman Gotham Adventures 58 $2.25 DC 12,330
152 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 56 $2.95 Abstract 12,174
153 Codename Knockout 20 $2.75 DC 11,851
154 Futurama Comics 11 $2.50 Bongo 11,799
155 Clock Maker 1 $2.50 Image 11,760
156 Grendel God & Devil 0 $3.50 Dark Horse 10,803
157 Invincible 1 $2.95 Image 10,751
158 Fate of the Blade 5 (Res) $2.95 Dreamwave 10,596
159 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose 18 $2.95 Broadsword 10,324
160 Venture 1 $2.95 Image 10,208
161 American Century 22 $2.75 DC 10,195
162 Vampirella 17 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 10,104
163 Zero Girl Full Circle 3 $2.95 DC 9,923
164 Vampi 25 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 9,820
165 Firebreather 1 $2.95 Image 9,716
166 Alan Moores Courtyard 1 $3.50 Avatar 9,652
167 21 Down 5 $2.95 DC 9,432
168 Noble Causes Family Secrets 4 $2.95 Image 9,432
169 Xin Legend of the Monkey King 3 Reg Cvr $2.99 Harris 9,186
170 Violent Messiahs Lamenting Pain 3 $2.95 Image 9,069
171 Automatic Kafka 7 $2.95 DC 9,043
172 Hawaiian Dick 2 $2.95 Image 8,914
173 Powerpuff Girls 34 $2.25 DC 8,824
174 Shonen Jump Vol. 1 $4.95 Viz 8,461
175 Usagi Yojimbo 63 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,099
176 Vertigo Pop London 3 $2.95 DC 7,996
177 Queen & Country 13 $2.95 Oni 7,801
178 Superboy 147 Facsimile Ed $6.95 DC 7,776
179 Knights of the Dinner Table 75 $3.99 Kenzer 7,711
180 Oh My Goddess 94 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,594
181 Tech Jacket 3 $2.95 Image 7,349
182 Nevermen Streets Of Blood 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,116
183 Black Sun 5 $2.95 DC 6,948
184 Blade of the Immortal 75 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,922
185 Resistance 5 $2.95 DC 6,922
186 Girl Genius 9 $3.95 Studio Foglio 6,922
187 Queen & Country Declassified 3 $2.95 Oni 6,883
188 Stray Bullets 29 $3.50 El Capitan 6,831
189 Fight For Tomorrow 5 $2.50 DC 6,766
190 Cerebus 286 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 6,663
191 Forever Maelstrom 3 $2.95 DC 6,546
192 Scooby-Doo 68 $2.25 DC 6,132
193 Sonic The Hedgehog 119 $2.19 Archie 5,951
194 Super Manga Blast 29 $5.99 Dark Horse 5,654
195 Dragonball Part 6 1 $3.50 Viz 5,473
196 Metal Hurlant 4 $3.95 Humanoids 5,175
197 Poison Elves 71 (Res) $2.95 Sirius 5,110
198 Cannon God Exaxxion Stage 2 13 $3.50 Dark Horse 5,097
199 Paradigm 5 $2.95 Image 5,059
200 Ranma 1/2 Part 11 11 $2.95 Viz 4,981
201 Battle Angel Alita Last Order Part 1 5 $2.95 Viz 4,800
202 Gold Digger 39 $3.50 Antarctic 4,360
203 Mage Knight Stolen Destiny 4 $3.50 IDW 4,050
204 Warren Ellis Scars 3 $3.50 Avatar 4,011
205 Big Daddy Danger 6 $2.95 DC 3,998
206 All New Tenchi Muyo Part 2 4 $2.95 Viz 3,855
207 Looney Tunes 98 $2.25 DC 3,506
208 Inu Yasha Part 7 6 $2.95 Viz 3,493
209 Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated 18 $2.99 Kenzer 3,454
210 Alan Moores Courtyard Wrprnd 1 $3.95 Avatar 3,403
211 Cartoon Cartoons 15 $2.25 DC 3,273
212 Boneyard 9 $2.95 NBM 3,183
213 Archie 532 $2.19 Archie 3,144
214 Courtney Crumrin & Coven Of Mystics 2 $2.95 Oni 3,118
215 Dogwitch 4 $2.95 Sirius 3,040
216 Betty & Veronica 184 $2.19 Archie 2,924
217 Nodwick 19 $2.99 Dork Storm 2,898
218 Bondage Fairies Extreme 14 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,885
219 Ninja High School 102 $3.50 Antarctic 2,846
220 Ap How To Draw Manga 21 $4.95 Antarctic 2,833
221 Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights 4 $2.99 Kenzer 2,820
222 Pubo 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 2,795
223 Veronica 136 $2.19 Archie 2,717
224 Betty 122 $2.19 Archie 2,691
225 Sabrina Vol. 2 42 $2.19 Archie 2,691
226 Archie Double Digest 140 $3.59 Archie 2,588
227 Archie & Friends 67 $2.19 Archie 2,575
228 Kissing Chaos Nonstop Beauty 3 $2.95 Oni 2,406
229 Pals N Gals Double Digest 73 $3.59 Archie 2,381
230 Killbox 2 $5.00 Antarctic 2,368
231 Bastard 14 $3.95 Viz 2,290
232 Ceres Celestial Legend Part 4 4 $3.50 Viz 2,290
233 Betty & Veronica Digest 136 $2.39 Archie 2,277
234 One Plus One 4 $2.95 Oni 2,277
235 Hsu & Chan 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,212
236 Archie Digest 196 $2.39 Archie 2,199
237 Jugheads Double Digest 92 $3.59 Archie 2,199
238 Neotopia 1 $3.95 Antarctic 2,186
239 Dragon Arms 2 $3.50 Antarctic 2,174
240 Jughead 149 $2.19 Archie 2,135
241 Raijin Comics 5 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,122
242 Wanderlust Heavens Fire 1 $2.95 Chimaera 2,109
243 Raijin Comics 6 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,109
244 Raijin Comics 7 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,096
245 Raijin Comics 8 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,096
246 Archie Mysteries 26 $2.19 Archie 2,044
247 Pro $5.95 Image 2,031
248 Milk 33 $2.99 Radio 2,005
249 Banzai Girl 1 Encore Ed $2.95 Sirius 1,954
250 Jughead with Archie Digest 181 $2.39 Archie 1,876
251 Twilight X Storm 1 $3.50 Antarctic 1,850
252 Shi Pandoras Box Preview Tucci Cvr $1.99 Avatar 1,837
253 Big O Part 3 3 $3.50 Viz 1,798
254 Latex Alice 0 $2.95 Basement 1,669
255 Luftwaffe 1946 5 $5.95 Antarctic 1,656
256 My Monkeys Name Is Jennifer 6 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,630
257 Small Favors 7 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,553
258 Silent Mobius Part 12 Hell 2 $2.95 Viz 1,540
259 Finder 30 $2.95 Lightspeed 1,527
260 Moonstone Monsters Vampire Vixens 1 $2.95 Moonstone 1,527
261 Stewart The Rat 1 $3.95 About 1,501
262 Fade From Blue 5 $1.50 Second to Some 1,501
263 Furrlough 121 $2.99 Radio 1,488
264 I Love You 1 $2.95 I.C. 1,449
265 Supercar 2 $2.95 Misc. Mayhem 1,423
266 Dawn Convention Sketch Book Ltd Ed $20.00 Linsner 1,410
267 Warren Ellis Scars Wrprnd 3 $3.95 Avatar 1,397
268 Content 1 $3.00 DI 1,397
269 Jack The Lantern 1 $3.00 Castle Rain 1,384
270 Jennifer Daydreamer 1 $4.95 Top Shelf 1,358
271 Snapdragons 3 $2.99 Dork Storm 1,346
272 Alan Moore's Courtyard S/N Incentive $2.50 Avatar 1,320
273 Lumakick 1 $4.95 Lumakick 1,320
274 Vagabond 15 $4.95 Viz 1,320
275 Menage A Trois 2 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,268
276 Genus Male 2 $4.99 Radio 1,242
277 Warrior Nun Areala 14 $3.50 Antarctic 1,216
278 Lab 2 $2.99 Astonish 1,203
279 Dungeon 4 $2.95 NBM 1,203
280 Cusp One-Shot $3.95 Alternative 1,126
281 Monster Club 2 $3.50 Autumn 1,113
282 Warhammer Monthly 64 $3.50 Games Workshop 1,113
283 Shi Pandoras Box Preview* $5.95 Avatar 1,100
284 Janes World 1 $2.95 Girl Twirl 1,087
285 Oh My 2 $2.95 I.C. 1,048
286 Vampire Yui Vol. 5 5 $2.95 I.C. 996
287 Project Arms Part 1 5 $3.25 Viz 996
288 Vampirella 17 Ltd Ed $9.95 Harris 983
289 Filler Bunny 1 $2.25 Slave Labor 957
290 Elvira 117 $2.50 Claypool 957
291 Storylines 1 $4.95 Fantagraphics 957
292 Elizabeth Bathory 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics 944
293 Heartcore 4 $2.95 I.C. 932
294 Spirit of the Amazon 2 $2.95 NW Studios 880
295 Space Race 1 $2.99 Radio 880
296 Extinctioners Vol. 2 12 (Res) $4.99 Shanda 880
297 Super Hero Happy Hour 1 $3.00 Geek Punk 841
298 Specwar 6 $3.25 Peter Four 841
299 Darkseid Vs Galactus The Hunger $5.95 DC 828
300 Comic Book Heaven Vol. 2 8 $2.95 Slave Labor 828
Top-Selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. sales
1 30 Days Of Night $17.99 IDW 6,249
2 Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra $11.99 Marvel 5,835
3 Daredevil Legends Vol. 1 Yellow $14.99 Marvel 5,292
4 Daredevil Movie $12.99 Marvel 5,253
5 Robotech Macross Saga Vol. 1 $14.95 DC 4,179
6 Love Hina Vol. 9 $9.99 Tokyopop 3,894
7 JLA The Golden Perfect $12.95 DC 3,713
8 Hellblazer Haunted $12.95 DC 3,597
9 Chobits Vol. 4 $9.99 Tokyopop 3,480
10 Oh My Goddess Hand In Hand $17.95 Dark Horse 3,170
11 Uncanny X-Men Vol. I Hope $12.99 Marvel 3,144
12 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2 $13.95 Comicsone 3,105
13 Lone Wolf 2100 Shadows On Saplings $12.95 Dark Horse 3,092
14 Birds Of Prey Old Friends New Enemies $17.95 DC 3,066
15 Punisher Vol. 3 Business As Usual $14.99 Marvel 3,053
16 Wolverine Legends Vol. 1 Wolverine Hulk $9.99 Marvel 3,040
17 Astro Boy Vol. 12 $9.95 Dark Horse 2,963
18 Ranma 1/2 Vol. 21 $15.95 Viz 2,937
19 Captain America Vol. 1 New Deal HC $22.99 Marvel 2,859
20 Transformers Legacy Of Unicron $19.95 Titan 2,807
21 Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 HC $49.95 DC 2,691
22 Daredevil Elektra Love & War HC (Res) $29.99 Marvel 2,665
23 Forge #10 $7.95 Crossgen 2,639
24 Edge #10 $7.95 Crossgen 2,523
25 Flash Rogues $14.95 DC 2,484
26 G.I. Joe Battle Files Ultimate Source Book $14.95 Image 2,355
27 Green Lantern Emerald Dawn New Ed $14.95 DC 2,355
28 GTO Vol. 10 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,329
29 GTO Vol. 9 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,316
30 Whats Michael Fat Cat In City $8.95 Dark Horse 2,264
31 Witching Hour $19.95 DC 2,199
32 Battle of the Planets Vol. 1 Key Comics $19.99 Dynamic Forces 2,174
33 Cardcaptor Sakura Master of the Clow Vol. 3 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,161
34 Queen & Country Vol. 3 Crystal Ball $14.95 Oni 2,148
35 X-Force Famous Mutant & Mortal HC $29.99 Marvel 2,135
36 Marmalade Boy Vol. 5 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,031
37 Real Bout High School Vol. 5 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,992
38 Wish Vol. 4 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,979
39 Mars Vol. 9 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,941
40 Lupin III Vol. 2 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,928
41 Weasel #6 $12.95 Fantagraphics 1,824
42 Channel Zero Jennie One $9.95 Astronauts in Trouble 1,798
43 Couriers $12.95 Astronauts in Trouble 1,772
44 Shaolin Sisters Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,656
45 Onegai Teacher $9.95 Comicsone 1,656
46 Great Comic Book Heroes SC $8.95 Fantagraphics 1,643
47 Initial D Vol. 6 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,604
48 Darkminds Macropolis Vol. 1 $9.95 Dreamwave 1,578
49 Metabarons Vol. 4 Immaculate Conception $9.95 Humanoids 1,578
50 Powers Vol. 4 Supergroup HC $29.95 Image 1,565




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