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February 2003 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Shipped to North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


A major change this month in reporting. Diamond Comic Distributors released Final Order sales charts a couple of months after releasing its usual preorder charts — and these became the norm thereafter. Overall sales estimates, including all comics, trade paperbacks, and magazines Diamond sold, became possible for the first time.

Since comparisons between 2003 and 2002 involve final orders versus preorders, it is not a direct apples-to-apples comparison.

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. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.
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 item on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
11Batman612$2.25DC145,400
22Ultimate War4$2.25Marvel120,885
33Amazing Spider-Man50$2.25Marvel114,430
44Ultimate Spider-Man36$2.25Marvel112,467
56New X-Men137$2.25Marvel104,586
67Ultimate X-Men29$2.25Marvel94,873
78Ultimate X-Men28$2.25Marvel94,234
89Uncanny X-Men419$2.25Marvel93,521
919Wolverine186$2.25Marvel70,693
105Incredible Hulk50$3.50Marvel68,091
1110X-Treme X-Men21$2.99Marvel67,015
1211Daredevil43$2.99Marvel66,564
1312Daredevil44$2.99Marvel65,881
1424JLA78$2.25DC65,066
1513Transformers War Within5$2.95Dreamwave62,580
1632Avengers64$2.25Marvel58,320
1716Captain America9$2.99Marvel57,666
1828Green Arrow21 (Res)$2.50DC56,720
1938Spider-Man Peter Parker53$2.25Marvel53,594
2039Fantastic Four66$2.25Marvel53,594
2122G.I. Joe14$2.95Image50,759
2215Truth Red White Black4$3.50Marvel50,701
2323Transformers Armada8$2.95Dreamwave49,785
2425Masters of the Universe3*$2.95Image49,596
2526Hulk/Wolverine 6 Hours3$2.99Marvel48,200
2629Thundercats Return1$2.95DC47,706
2730Punisher22$2.99Marvel46,717
2814Action Comics800$3.95DC46,630
2940Spawn122$2.50Image45,147
3041JSA45$2.50DC44,013
3134Punisher21$2.99Marvel43,300
3236Astro City Local Heroes1$2.95DC42,282
3337G.I. Joe Frontline4$2.95Image42,282
3445Aquaman3$2.50DC40,712
3544Detective Comics779$2.75DC39,418
3658Green Lantern159$2.25DC38,982
3760Thor60$2.25Marvel37,964
3831X-Men Unlimited42$3.50Marvel37,862
39154Vertigo X Preview$.99DC37,382
4033X-Men Unlimited41$3.50Marvel37,310
4162X-Statix8$2.25Marvel36,699
4263Exiles22$2.25Marvel36,597
4342Rising Stars Bright1$2.99Image36,292
4443Rawhide Kid1$2.99Marvel36,263
4568Iron Man65$2.25Marvel35,914
4669Thor59$2.25Marvel35,739
4772Superman190$2.25DC34,823
4852Batman Gotham Knights38$2.75DC34,198
4975Weapon X6$2.25Marvel34,096
5046Battle of the Planets7$2.99Image33,529
5147Darkness Vol. 22$2.99Image33,486
5248Evo1$2.99Image33,224
5364Batgirl37$2.50DC32,846
5466Hawkman12$2.50DC32,715
5550Batgirl Year One3$2.95DC32,003
5681Adventures of Superman613$2.25DC32,003
5751Superman & Batman Generations III2$2.95DC31,944
5883Nightwing78$2.25DC31,886
5953Elektra20$2.99Marvel30,723
6087Agent X8$2.25Marvel30,432
6155Paradise X Ragnarok2$2.99Marvel30,156
6257Robotech3$2.95DC30,040
6356Alias19 (Res)$2.99Marvel30,011
6490Flash195$2.25DC29,763
6559Powers28$2.95Image29,574
6697Wonder Woman189$2.25DC28,891
6782Batman Legends of the Dark Knight164$2.50DC28,789
68100Thunderbolts76$2.25Marvel28,397
6965Witchblade61$2.99Image27,451
7088Hellspawn15$2.50Image27,306
7167Tomb Raider26$2.99Image27,044
7218Botp/Witchblade1$5.95Image26,826
7389Supergirl79$2.50DC26,812
7492Birds of Prey52$2.50DC26,768
7570Tomb Raider27$2.99Image26,317
7673Brian Pulido Lady Death1$2.95Crossgen26,288
7771Fables10$2.50DC26,274
7895Witchblade62$2.99Image26,274
7954Ghost in the Shell 2 Man/Machine Interface2$3.50Dark Horse26,187
8098Catwoman16$2.50DC25,997
8174Fathom37623$2.99Image25,896
8220JLA/Spectre Soul War2$5.95DC25,881
8321Birds of Prey Catwoman Batgirl1$5.95DC25,663
8476Superman Metropolis1$2.95DC25,576
8577Y The Last Man8$2.95DC25,183
86101Legion17$2.50DC25,067
87115Robin111$2.25DC24,776
8879Star Wars Empire5$2.99Dark Horse24,485
8980Sojourn20$2.95Crossgen24,427
90119Spider-Girl57$2.25Marvel24,122
91105Hero1$2.50DC24,078
9227Batman Aliens II2$5.95DC23,976
9317JSA Unholy Three1$6.95DC23,758
9484Hellboy Weird Tales1$2.99Dark Horse23,598
9599Young Justice54$2.75DC23,511
9685Mekanix5$2.99Marvel23,424
9786Red Star Vol. 21$2.95Arcade23,308
98102Titans50$2.75DC22,653
9993Tom Strong19$2.95DC22,653
100123Soldier X8$2.25Marvel22,566
10191Fantastic Four Unstable Molecules2$2.99Marvel22,392
10296Global Frequency5$2.95DC22,246
10394Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu6$2.99Marvel22,144
104117Gotham Central4$2.50DC22,130
10535Star Wars Republic50$5.99Dark Horse21,272
10678Star Wars Valentine Story$3.50Dark Horse21,185
107110Hellblazer180$2.75DC21,112
108103Hellblazer181$2.75DC20,530
109114Liberty Meadows30$2.95Image20,530
110106Gen 136$2.95DC20,254
111107Tom Strongs Terrific Tales6$2.95DC19,876
112109Brath1$2.95Crossgen19,818
11349Star Wars Jedi Mace Windu$4.99Dark Horse19,687
114108Tomb Raider Journeys10$2.99Image19,571
115111Ruse17$2.95Crossgen19,527
116113Chimera1$2.95Crossgen19,236
117129Black Panther54$2.50Marvel19,193
118116Out There16$2.95DC18,757
119118Micronauts5$2.95Image18,480
120132Harley Quinn29$2.50DC18,466
121120Killraven5$2.99Marvel18,001
122121Wildcats Version 3.07$2.95DC17,942
123142Marville Originville5$2.25Marvel17,710
124122Way of the Rat10$2.95Crossgen17,361
12561Danger Girl 3d$4.95DC17,099
126124Hellblazer Sp Lady Constantine3$2.95DC16,852
127125Stormwatch Team Achilles8$2.95DC16,547
128127Path12$2.95Crossgen16,459
129126Kiss7$2.99Dark Horse16,314
130128Lone Wolf 2100 Red Files$2.99Dark Horse16,183
131130Karza1$2.95Image16,052
132140Simpsons Comics78$2.50Bongo16,052
133141Lucifer35$2.50DC15,994
134131Buffy the Vampire Slayer53$2.99Dark Horse15,485
135134Scion33$2.95Crossgen15,252
136150Simpsons Comics79$2.50Bongo15,238
137133Buffy the Vampire Slayer54$2.99Dark Horse15,209
138104CSI2$3.99IDW15,136
139138Spectre26$2.75DC15,063
140136Azrael Agent of the Bat99$2.95DC14,962
141135Marvel Double Shot4$2.99Marvel14,918
142166Justice League Adventures16$2.25DC14,889
143143Power Company13$2.75DC14,366
144137Sandman Presents Bast2$2.95DC14,249
145162Doom Patrol17$2.50DC14,206
146139Negation15 (Net)$1.48Crossgen13,944
147155Hunter Age of Magic20$2.75DC13,362
148145Mystic33$2.95Crossgen13,348
149146Crux23$2.95Crossgen13,275
150168Futurama Comics11$2.50Bongo13,246
151147Route 6669$2.95Crossgen13,130
152148Dominion1$2.95Image13,028
153149First28$2.95Crossgen12,984
154151Sigil33$2.95Crossgen12,882
155152Crossovers2$2.95Crossgen12,853
156169Clockmaker1$2.50Image12,708
157153Strangers In Paradise Vol. III56$2.95Abstract12,679
158177Batman Gotham Adv59$2.25DC12,533
159156Meridian33$2.95Crossgen12,417
160160Sleeper2$2.95DC12,286
161161Athena Inc5*$2.95Image12,272
162112Shonen Jump Vol. 137683$4.95Viz11,516
163165Sandscape2$2.95Dreamwave11,399
164164Edens Trail4$2.99Marvel11,356
165167R>A. Salvatore Demon Wars Trial By Fire3$2.95Crossgen11,327
166171Codename Knockout21$2.75DC11,007
167159Alan Moores Courtyard1$3.50Avatar10,382
168178American Century21$2.75DC10,193
169172Vampi25 Reg Ed$2.99Harris10,091
170163Grendel God & Devil1$3.50Dark Horse10,004
171174Jack Staff1$2.95Image9,974
172173Xin Legend of the Monkey King3 Reg Cvr$2.99Harris9,916
173144CSI1$3.99IDW9,887
174175Automatic Kafka7$2.95DC9,756
175176Hawaiian Dick2$2.95Image9,727
176157Superman190 Sp Ed$3.95DC9,233
177158Batman Double Feature$3.95DC9,204
178180Zero Girl Full Circle4$2.95DC9,000
17918121 Down6$2.95DC8,666
180182Invincible2$2.95Image8,506
181199Powerpuff Girls35$2.25DC8,477
182185Fused4$2.95Image8,201
183184Usagi Yojimbo64$2.99Dark Horse8,157
184186Vertigo Pop London4$2.95DC8,055
185187Grrl Scouts Work Sucks1$2.95Image8,041
186189Queen & Country14$2.95Oni7,968
187190Venture2$2.95Image7,924
188191Firebreather2$2.95Image7,895
189179Oh My Goddess95$3.50Dark Horse7,823
190170Marvel Must Haves Ultimate Venom (Pu#560)$3.99Marvel7,633
191192Knights of the Dinner Table Miniseries PX Sp Vol. 11$2.99Kenzer7,444
192193Queen & Country Declassified3$2.95Oni7,444
193194Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles8$2.95Mirage7,415
194205Batman611$2.25DC6,979
195196Blade of the Immortal Fall Frost (4 of 6)76$2.99Dark Horse6,950
196207Cerebus287$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim6,805
197197Resistance6$2.95DC6,558
198198Hammer of thegods Hammer Hits China1$2.95Image6,558
199215Scooby-Doo69$2.25DC6,238
200200Nevermen Streets of Blood2$2.99Dark Horse6,223
201221Sonic The Hedgehog120$2.19Archie5,889
202203Banzai Girl3$2.95Sirius5,583
203204Forever Maelstrom4$2.95DC5,394
204206Poison Elves71 (Res)$2.95Sirius5,220
205208Tech Jacket4$2.95Image5,191
206201Dragonball Part 62$3.50Viz5,074
207561Superman 10-Cent Adv$.10DC5,016
208211X-Treme X-Men22$2.99Marvel4,929
209213Paradigm6$2.95Image4,798
210188Shonen Jump Vol. 11$4.95Viz4,784
211202Warren Ellis Scars2$3.50Avatar4,740
212214Shi Illustrated Warrior6$2.99Crusade4,696
213217Battle Angel Alita Last Order Part 16$2.95Viz4,580
214218Lovebunny & Mr Hell Day in the Love Life$2.95Image4,507
215325Rga Magazine10$.99Gutsoon4,478
216224Dork Tower22$2.99Dork Storm4,129
217212Mage Knight Stolen Destiny4$3.50IDW4,086
218226Cardcaptor Sakura33$2.99Tokyopop4,057
219332 RGA Magazine 9$.99Gutsoon4,057
220229Sammy Tourist Trap1$2.95Image3,897
221230Courtney Crumrin & Coven of Mystics2$2.95Oni3,897
222209Alan Moores Courtyard Wrap Cvr1$3.95Avatar3,751
223235Big Daddy Danger7$2.95DC3,577
224195League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II Bumper Ed Vol. 2 Parts 3-4$5.95DC3,548
225236All New Tenchi Muyo Part 25$2.95Viz3,504
226237Dogwitch4$2.95Sirius3,504
227256Looney Tunes99$2.25DC3,446
228240Inu Yasha Part 77$2.95Viz3,373
229259Gundam Wing Last Outpost4$2.99Tokyopop3,359
230238Batman610$2.25DC3,359
231239Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated19$2.99Kenzer3,330
232228Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 24$3.50Avatar3,330
233232Warren Ellis Strange Killings Body Orchard6$3.50Avatar3,271
234220Ghost in the Shell 2 Man/Machine Interface1$3.99Dark Horse3,257
235267Archie533$2.19Archie3,213
236266Dexters Laboratory34$2.25DC3,199
237246Superman Vs Darkseid Apokolips Now$2.95DC3,082
238210Palooka Ville16 (Res)$4.95Drawn & Quarterly2,981
239277Betty & Veronica185$2.19Archie2,879
240233Shi Pandoras Box1/2$3.95Comic Cavalcade2,864
241249Nodwick19$2.99Dork Storm2,850
242257Detective Comics780$2.75DC2,777
243242Warren Ellis Scars3$3.50Avatar2,748
244216Ap Htdm22$4.95Antarctic2,734
245241Betty & Veronica Double Digest113$3.59Archie2,734
246243Ninja High School103$3.50Antarctic2,719
247284Sabrina Vol. 242$2.19Archie2,646
248219Raijin Comics9$4.95Gutsoon2,632
249282Exiles23$2.25Marvel2,632
250245Jungle Fantasy1$3.50Avatar2,632
251252Knights of the Dinner Table Black Hands Gaming Society Sp$2.99Kenzer2,603
252253X-Men Ronin1$2.99Marvel2,603
253287Veronica137$2.19Archie2,588
254288Betty122$2.19Archie2,588
255258Kissing Chaos Nonstop Beauty3$2.95Oni2,588
256247Black Tide4$3.50Avatar2,559
257225Raijin Comics12$4.95Gutsoon2,501
258223Captain Marvel6$2.25Marvel2,486
259290Killbox2$5.00Antarctic2,486
260293Archie & Friends67$2.19Archie2,472
261265Ghost in the Shell 2 Man/Machine Holo1$10.00Dark Horse2,443
262183One Plus One4$2.95Oni2,443
263300Betty & Veronica Spectacular59$2.19Archie2,414
264227Raijin Comics10$4.95Gutsoon2,355
265299Thor61$2.25Marvel2,355
266231Raijin Comics11$4.95Gutsoon2,312
267271Captain America What Price Glory1$2.99Marvel2,254
268296Betty & Veronica Digest136$2.39Archie2,239
269254Ceres Celestial Legend Part 44$3.50Viz2,225
270301Pogostick1$4.95Fantagraphics2,210
271234Archie Digest196$2.39Archie2,210
272275Promethea25$2.95DC2,196
273255Jugheads Double Digest92$3.59Archie2,166
274250Metal Hurlant4$3.95Humanoids2,137
275222Batman Aliens II3$5.95DC2,123
276251Bastard15$3.95Viz2,123
277278Louis Riel9$2.95Drawn & Quarterly2,079
278264Genus57$3.50Radio2,079
279323Jughead149$2.19Archie2,050
280327Archie Mysteries26$2.19Archie2,007
281324Spider-Man Legend of the Spider Clan5$2.25Marvel1,992
282269Laugh Digest182$2.39Archie1,992
283316Tanlines Pinups Book1$3.50Basement1,992
284270Dragon Arms3$3.50Antarctic1,963
285285Three Days In Europe3$2.95Oni1,948
286314100 Bullets42 (Res)$2.50DC1,934
287261Ennis & Mccreas Dicks 2 Offensive4$3.95Avatar1,861
288262Truth Red White Black Marvel Must Haves Ed$3.99Marvel1,832
289297Y The Last Man7$2.95DC1,803
290305My Monkeys Name Is Jennifer6$2.95Slave Labor1,759
291335Green Lantern160$2.25DC1,730
292328Supergirl78$2.50DC1,716
293272Warren Ellis Scars Wrap Cvr2$3.95Avatar1,701
294312Tigress Hidden Lands1$2.95Basement1,687
295273Stewart The Rat1$3.95About1,672
296313Transformers War Within4$2.95Dreamwave1,658
297274Neotopia2$3.95Antarctic1,643
298286Big O Part 34$3.50Viz1,643
299315Sandman Presents Bast3$2.95DC1,628
300333Hawkman13$2.50DC1,585




February 2003 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Shipped to North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 50 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.

#1 #2 #3 #4

Graphic novel orders were up 5% year-over-year — and these totals below were final orders, and not reorders, for the first time.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
16Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 5 Public Scrutiny$11.99Marvel9,771
2130 Days of Night$17.99IDW8,957
33Oh My Goddess Hand In Hand$17.95Dark Horse7,823
410Onegai Teacher$9.95Comicsone7,692
58Ultimate X-Men Vol. 4 Hellfire & Brimstone$12.99Marvel7,125
69Batman Bruce Wayne Fugitive Vol. 2$12.95DC6,398
75Star Wars Tales Vol. 3$19.95Dark Horse6,092
87Daredevil Vol. 5 Out$19.99Marvel5,307
94Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 2 HC$29.99Marvel4,609
1013Lone Wolf 2100 Shadows On Saplings$12.95Dark Horse4,595
1111JLA Riddle of the Beast Sc$14.95DC4,289
1224Chobits Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop3,911
1325Spyboy Young Justice$9.95Dark Horse3,737
1415Superman Critical Condition$14.95DC3,388
1516Green Lantern Power of Ion$14.95DC3,301
1623Hawkman Endless Flight$12.95DC3,286
1735Astro Boy Vol. 12$9.95Dark Horse3,257
1818Nightwing Hunt For Oracle$14.95DC3,184
192Batman Dynamic Duo Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC3,141
2022Alias Vol. 2 Come Home$13.99Marvel3,082
2112Cosmic Odyssey$19.95DC3,039
2217Ruse Vol. 2 Silent Partner$15.95Crossgen3,039
2320Origin$14.99Marvel2,981
2414Exiles Vol. 3 Out of theime$17.99Marvel2,893
2530X Statix Vol. 1$11.99Marvel2,821
2660Forge #11$7.95Crossgen2,603
2731Star Wars Jango Fett Open Seasons$12.95Dark Horse2,603
2826Steampunk Drama Obscura$14.95DC2,472
2952Whats Michael Fat Cat in the City$8.95Dark Horse2,457
3065Edge #11$7.95Crossgen2,428
3132Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2$13.95Comicsone2,385
3229G.I. Joe Battle Files Ultimate Source Book$14.95Image2,370
3345Cardcaptor Sakura Master of the Clow Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop2,370
3419Witching Hour$19.95DC2,268
3550Marmalade Boy Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop2,239
3651Wish Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop2,210
3734League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book One$14.95DC2,196
3853Real Bout High School Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop2,137
3954Lupin III Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop2,137
4036Mystic Vol. 4 All Night $15.95Crossgen1,977
4143Y The Last Man Unmanned Vol. 1$12.95DC1,948
4239Leave It To Chance Vol. 2 HC Trick Or Threat$14.95Image1,905
4333Wildcats Battery Park$17.95DC1,847
4427Preacher Dead Or Alive Coll Covers SC$19.95DC1,817
4528Transformers Fallen Angel$19.95Titan1,803
4642Darkness Vol. 1 Coming of Age$14.99Image1,788
4788Great Comic Book Heroes SC$8.95Fantagraphics1,759
4849Bone Vol. 1 Out of Boneville SC$12.95Cartoon1,745
4975Shaolin Sisters Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,745
5044Storm Riders 10$13.95Comicsone1,730