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March 2003 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The 1980s nostalgia boom seemed to have peaked in the winter of 2003, with the quarter finishing down year over year.

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
11Batman613$2.25DC133,628
22Ultimate Spider-Man38$2.25Marvel111,218
33Ultimate Spider-Man37$2.25Marvel110,978
44Ultimates9 (Res)$2.25Marvel104,190
55Amazing Spider-Man51$2.25Marvel95,277
66New X-Men138$2.25Marvel94,141
79Ultimate X-Men30$2.25Marvel88,475
810Uncanny X-Men420$2.25Marvel84,453
920Wolverine187$2.25Marvel61,402
1021Wolverine188$2.25Marvel61,308
1122JLA79$2.25DC60,854
1211X-Treme X-Men22$2.99Marvel59,732
137Marvel Universe The End1$3.50Marvel59,651
1412X-Treme X-Men23$2.99Marvel58,796
1526Avengers65$2.25Marvel58,449
168Spider-Man Blue6$3.50Marvel57,660
1713Marvel Universe The End2$2.99Marvel56,030
1829Incredible Hulk51$2.25Marvel55,549
1914Transformers War Within6$2.95Dreamwave53,478
2034Fantastic Four67$2.25Marvel52,583
2127Green Arrow22$2.50DC51,126
2215Captain America10$2.99Marvel50,658
2317Captain America11$2.99Marvel50,164
2438Peter Parker Spider-Man54$2.25Marvel48,413
2519G.I. Joe15$2.95Image47,304
2623Transformers Armada9$2.95Dreamwave46,115
2741JSA46$2.50DC42,975
2816Truth Red White Black5$3.50Marvel42,854
2930Punisher23$2.99Marvel41,505
3043Spawn123$2.50Image41,491
3132Masters of the Universe4$2.95Image41,264
3242Detective Comics780$2.75DC38,618
3336Thundercats Return2$2.95DC38,231
3440G.I. Joe Frontline5$2.95Image36,694
3560Green Lantern160$2.25DC36,641
3653Aquaman4$2.50DC36,467
3739Captain America What Price Glory1$2.99Marvel36,347
3864Green Lantern161$2.25DC36,160
3928X-Men 2 Movie Prequel Wolverine$3.50Marvel35,973
4065Exiles23$2.25Marvel35,946
4166Thor61$2.25Marvel35,866
4270Exiles24$2.25Marvel35,492
4356JLA Scary Monsters1$2.50DC34,917
4444X-Men Ronin1$2.99Marvel34,182
4545Captain America What Price Glory2$2.99Marvel34,102
4647Captain America What Price Glory3$2.99Marvel33,661
4775Superman191$2.25DC33,594
4848Captain America What Price Glory4$2.99Marvel33,394
4976Iron Man66$2.25Marvel33,046
5049X-Men Ronin2$2.99Marvel32,178
5178Action Comics801$2.25DC32,057
5237X-Men 2 Movie Prequel Nightcrawler$3.50Marvel31,910
5379X-Statix9$2.25Marvel31,750
5452Batgirl Year One4$2.95DC31,282
5573Hawkman13$2.50DC30,801
5658Batman Gotham Knights39$2.75DC30,614
5774Batgirl38$2.50DC30,320
5884Adventures of Superman614$2.25DC30,187
5985Weapon X7$2.25Marvel29,973
6054Rising Stars Bright2$2.99Image29,786
6186Captain Marvel6$2.25Marvel29,772
6288Nightwing79$2.25DC29,358
6389Captain Marvel7$2.25Marvel29,131
6446Smallville1$3.50DC28,957
6557Paradise X9$2.99Marvel28,316
6692Flash196$2.25DC28,236
6782Supergirl80$2.50DC28,195
6859Battle of the Planets8$2.99Image27,995
6961Superman & Batman Generations III3$2.95DC27,915
7062Rawhide Kid2$2.99Marvel27,394
7124Danger Girl Hawaiian Punch$4.95DC27,300
7263Alias20$2.99Marvel27,300
7396Agent X9$2.25Marvel27,273
7468Robotech4$2.95DC27,167
7571Powers29$2.95Image26,739
7669Rawhide Kid3$2.99Marvel26,726
7772Solus1$2.95Crossgen26,685
7891Batman Legends of the Dark Knight165$2.50DC25,884
79103Spider-Man Legend of the Spider Clan5$2.25Marvel25,817
80105Wonder Woman190$2.25DC25,309
81110Thunderbolts77$2.25Marvel24,561
8295Fables11$2.50DC24,561
8398Birds of Prey53$2.50DC24,320
8480Y The Last Man9$2.95DC24,093
8590Young Justice55$2.75DC23,746
8681Star Wars Empire6$2.99Dark Horse23,625
87112Spider-Girl58$2.25Marvel23,492
8883Tomb Raider28$2.99Image23,265
89102Catwoman17$2.50DC23,251
90104Legion18$2.50DC22,904
91114Robin112$2.25DC22,837
9287Sojourn21$2.95Crossgen22,610
9325Batman Aliens II3$5.95DC22,262
94120Batman612$2.25DC21,902
9593Superman Metropolis2$2.95DC21,220
9694Filth9$2.95DC21,046
9718JSA Unholy Three2$6.95DC21,020
9831Birds of Prey Catwoman Oracle2$5.95DC20,659
9999Brian Pulido Lady Death2$2.95Crossgen20,485
10097Mekanix6$2.99Marvel20,485
101100Star Wars Republic51$2.99Dark Horse20,164
102118Hero2$2.50DC20,138
10335Star Wars Tales15$5.99Dark Horse19,576
104137Soldier X9$2.25Marvel19,296
105107Reload1$2.95DC19,109
10651Aquaman Secret Files 2003$4.95DC19,082
107106Fantastic Four Unstable Molecules3$2.99Marvel19,029
108126Gotham Central5$2.50DC19,029
109108Fantastic Four Unstable Molecules4$2.99Marvel18,828
110109Global Frequency6$2.95DC18,801
111111Ruse18$2.95Crossgen18,026
112113Gen 137$2.95DC17,813
113115Wildcats Version 3.08$2.95DC17,372
11433Superman Last Stand On Krypton$6.95DC17,332
115138100 Bullets42 (Res)$2.50DC17,278
116117Promethea25$2.95DC17,158
117116Tomb Raider Journeys11$2.99Image17,118
118130Hellblazer182$2.75DC17,051
119141Black Panther55$2.50Marvel16,944
120119Warlands Vol. 33$2.95Dreamwave16,917
121142Black Panther56$2.50Marvel16,810
122144Harley Quinn30$2.50DC16,744
123122Stormwatch Team Achilles9$2.95DC16,303
124123Blood & Water1$2.95DC16,249
125125Micronauts6$2.95Image16,196
12667Witchblade Nottingham$4.99Image16,062
127124Lone Wolf 21007$2.99Dark Horse15,995
128128Way of the Rat11$2.95Crossgen15,969
12950Zatanna Everyday Magic$5.95DC15,928
130129Brath2$2.95Crossgen15,902
131131Chimera2$2.95Crossgen15,888
132133Azrael Agent of the Bat100$2.95DC15,260
133134Warlands Vol. 34$2.95Dreamwave15,247
134143Spectre27$2.75DC15,234
135132Killraven6$2.99Marvel15,180
136136Path13$2.95Crossgen15,033
13755Masters of the Universe Vol. 2 Struzan Cvr1$5.95Image14,926
138135Buffy the Vampire Slayer55$2.99Dark Horse14,859
13977War Story Archangel$4.95DC14,726
140101CSI3$3.99IDW14,659
141210Devils Due Studios Preview 2003$1.00Image14,485
142140Mark of Charon1$2.95Crossgen14,405
143164Justice League Adventures17$2.25DC14,392
144139Kiss8*$2.99Dark Horse14,365
145145Scion34$2.95Crossgen14,151
146167Marville6$2.25Marvel14,058
147146Hellblazer Sp Lady Constantine4$2.95DC13,924
148159Lucifer36$2.50DC13,884
149161Simpsons Comics80$2.50Bongo13,724
150150Power Company14$2.75DC13,523
151162Doom Patrol18$2.50DC13,483
152147Judge Dredd Vs Aliens Incubus1$2.99Dark Horse13,430
153148Sandman Presents Bast3$2.95DC13,416
154149Aria Uses of Enchantment1$2.95Image12,989
155151Negation16$2.95Crossgen12,521
156152Mystic34$2.95Crossgen12,401
157153Savage Dragon105$2.95Image12,347
158154Crux24$2.95Crossgen12,334
159201Meridian34$2.95Crossgen12,107
160155First29$2.95Crossgen12,093
161156Route 66610$2.95Crossgen12,040
162157Sleeper3$2.95DC12,013
163158Sigil34$2.95Crossgen11,866
164166Hunter Age of Magic21$2.75DC11,692
165160PVP1$2.95Image11,652
166177Bart Simpson Comics11$2.50Bongo11,225
167163Crossovers3$2.95Crossgen11,038
168172Codename Knockout22$2.75DC10,423
169168Fate of the Blade5 (Res)$2.95Dreamwave10,116
170169Bulletproof Monk Tales of the Bulletproof Monk1$2.95Image10,009
171193Batman Gotham Adventures60$2.25DC9,955
172121Shonen Jump Vol. 1$4.95Viz9,929
173180American Century22$2.75DC9,822
174171Tarot Witch of the Black Rose19$2.95Broadsword9,755
175174R.A. Salvatore Demon Wars Trial By Fire4$2.95Crossgen9,608
176173Vampirella17 Reg Ed$2.99Harris9,568
177176Edens Trail5$2.99Marvel9,394
178192Clockmaker2$2.50Image8,953
179182Rex Mundi2$2.95Image8,846
180183Arkanium4$2.95Dreamwave8,819
181184Zero Girl Full Circle5$2.95DC8,619
182185Strangers1$2.95Image8,606
18318621 Down7$2.95DC8,352
184187Defiance6$2.95Image8,298
185170Grendel God & Devil2$3.50Dark Horse8,272
186188Mutant Earth4*$2.95Image8,151
187200Powerpuff Girls36$2.25DC8,125
188127Parliament of Justice1$5.95Image7,924
189189Arkanium5$2.95Dreamwave7,791
190190Usagi Yojimbo65$2.99Dark Horse7,577
191181Alan Moores Courtyard2$3.50Avatar7,483
192195Invincible3$2.95Image7,350
193194Devils Footprints1$2.99Dark Horse7,269
194196Shadows1$2.95Image7,243
195202Rotogin Junkbotz0$2.50Image7,162
196175Knights of the Dinner Table76$3.99Kenzer7,069
197178Batman Double Feature$3.95DC6,989
198179Knights of the Dinner Table77$3.99Kenzer6,909
199197Firebreather3$2.95Image6,668
200206Fight For Tomorrow5$2.50DC6,481
201191Stray Bullets30$3.50El Capitan6,454
202198Grrl Scouts Work Sucks2$2.95Image6,401
203199Blade of the Immortal Fall Frost77$2.99Dark Horse6,307
204212Batman611$2.25DC6,107
205215Scooby Doo70$2.25DC5,893
206218Sonic The Hedgehog121$2.19Archie5,786
207216Looney Tunes100$2.25DC5,759
208205Resistance7$2.95DC5,719
209165Super Manga Blast29$5.99Dark Horse5,385
210211Courtney Crumrin & Coven of Mystics3$2.95Oni4,744
211233Batman610$2.25DC4,637
212213Ranma 1/2 Part 121$2.95Viz4,597
213214Blue Monday Nobodys Fool$2.95Oni4,583
214204CSI2$3.99IDW4,410
215217Poison Elves72 (Res)$2.95Sirius4,316
216219Forever Maelstrom5$2.95DC4,249
217208Lansdale & Trumans Dead Folks1$3.50Avatar4,223
218209Gold Digger40$3.50Antarctic4,142
219221Paradigm7$2.95Image4,142
220223Terry Moores Paradise Too12$2.95Abstract3,995
221231Cardcaptor Sakura34$2.99Tokyopop3,635
222220Age of Bronze16$3.50Image3,501
223235Top Cow 2003 Compilation Special$3.00Image3,367
224227Mage Knight Stolen Destiny5$3.50IDW3,327
225236Gloom Cookie15$2.95Slave Labor3,301
226250Supergirl79$2.50DC3,287
227237Big Daddy Danger8$2.95DC3,274
228260Archie534$2.19Archie3,140
229241Courtney Crumrin & Coven of Mystics1$2.95Oni3,114
230240Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated20$2.99Kenzer3,073
231328Daredevil Vs Vapora1$1.19New Dimension2,967
232234Bondage Fairies Extreme15$3.50Fantagraphics2,926
233268Betty & Veronica186$2.19Archie2,886
234230Alan Moores Courtyard Wrap2$3.95Avatar2,779
235251Sammy Tourist Trap2$2.95Image2,766
236273Sabrina Vol. 243$2.19Archie2,646
237276Betty123$2.19Archie2,606
238207League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II Bumper Ed Parts 3 & 4$5.95DC2,579
239278Veronica138$2.19Archie2,566
240244Ninja High School104$3.50Antarctic2,552
241274Cartoon Cartoons16$2.25DC2,539
242243Archie Double Digest141$3.59Archie2,512
243277Scarlet Fox One-Shot$2.25Aerosol2,499
244257Little Scrowlie1$2.95Slave Labor2,472
245245Jungle Fantasy2$3.50Avatar2,472
246258Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights5$2.99Kenzer2,432
247259Midnight Mover1$2.95Oni2,419
248224Raijin Comics13$4.95Gutsoon2,379
249288Archie & Friends68$2.19Archie2,365
250225Raijin Comics14$4.95Gutsoon2,365
251226Raijin Comics15$4.95Gutsoon2,365
252228Raijin Comics16$4.95Gutsoon2,338
253248Pals N Gals Double Digest74$3.59Archie2,325
254262Boneyard Sp Swimsuit Issue$2.95NBM2,298
255261Knights of the Dinner Table Black Hands Gaming Society Sp$2.99Kenzer2,272
256266How Loathsome1$2.95NBM2,205
257246Marvel Must Haves Ultimate Venom$3.99Marvel2,165
258289Betty & Veronica Digest137$2.39Archie2,151
259254Jugheads Double Digest93$3.59Archie2,138
260256Ceres Celestial Legend Part 51$3.50Viz2,125
261232Killbox3$5.00Antarctic2,111
262292Archie Digest197$2.39Archie2,058
263270Kissing Chaos Nonstop Beauty4$2.95Oni2,018
264272One Plus One5$2.95Oni2,004
265253CSI1$3.99IDW1,938
266255Lansdale & Trumans Dead Folks Wrap Cvr1$3.95Avatar1,924
267263Pubo3$3.50Dark Horse1,911
268264Warren Ellis Scars3$3.50Avatar1,898
269276Milk33$2.99Radio1,884
270279Teenagers From Mars5$2.99Teenagers from Mars1,884
271284Hammer of the Gods Hammer Hits China1$2.95Image1,857
272304Jughead W/Archie Digest182$2.39Archie1,857
273398Vertigo X Preview$.99DC1,844
274283Hellboy Weird Tales1$2.99Dark Horse1,844
275285Amelia Rules9$2.95Renaissance1,817
276286Evenfall1$2.95Slave Labor1,777
277287Supercar0$2.95Misc. Mayhem1,764
278302Laughter of the Damned1$2.65AAA Milwaukee1,697
279271Dragon Arms4$3.50Antarctic1,697
280291Tech Jacket4$2.95Image1,684
281249Alone in the Dark One-Shot Sp$4.95Image1,684
282265Marvel Must Haves Ultimate War$3.99Marvel1,644
283293Octavia1$2.95Basement1,617
284252Danger Girl 3D$4.95DC1,604
285280Big O Part 41$3.50Viz1,604
286298Three Days In Europe4$2.95Oni1,590
287300Joss Whedons Fray1$2.99Dark Horse1,550
288242League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II Bumper Ed Parts 1 & 2$5.95DC1,537
289305Transformers Armada8$2.95Dreamwave1,470
290306Courtney Crumrin & Coven of Mystics2$2.95Oni1,470
291308Finder30$2.95Lightspeed1,443
292247Luftwaffe 19467$5.95Antarctic1,430
293281Shi Pandoras Box1/2$3.95Comic Cavalcade1,416
294309Furrlough121$2.99Radio1,403
295310Joss Whedons Fray3$2.99Dark Horse1,390
296313Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 41 2nd Ptg$2.95Mirage1,376
297312Joss Whedons Fray2$2.99Dark Horse1,363
298238JSA Unholy Three1$6.95DC1,350
299318Infinite Kung Fu4$3.00Great Lakes Ninja1,336
300382Fade From Blue6$1.50Second to Some1,336





March 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 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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The Batman Child of Dreams hardcover led graphic novel sales in units and dollars.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Batman Child of Dreams HC$24.95DC9,073
22Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 2 X-Men HC$29.99Marvel7,430
3430 Days of Night$17.99IDW6,080
47100 Bullets Vol. 5 Counterfifth Detective$12.95DC5,933
56Total Sell Out$14.95Image5,385
69Top Ten Book Two$14.95DC4,704
713Y The Last Man Unmanned Vol. 1$12.95DC4,704
822Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5 Ultimate War$10.99Marvel4,102
932On The Road To Perdition Book 1 Oasis$7.95DC4,009
1024Love Hina Vol. 9$9.99Tokyopop3,955
1110Bizarro Comics Sc$19.95DC3,474
1223Green Lantern Emerald Dawn II$12.95DC3,274
1319League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book 1$14.95DC3,180
1412New Teen Titans Judas Contract$19.95DC3,060
1516Shade The Changing Man American Scream$17.95DC2,967
163Golden Age Spectre Archives Vol. 1$49.95DC2,860
1718Marvel Universe Vol. 1 Thanos Infinity Abyss$17.99Marvel2,833
1815Transformers Legacy of Unicron$19.95Titan2,806
195Ultimate X-Men Vol. 2 HC$29.99Marvel2,779
2037Astro Boy Vol. 13$9.95Dark Horse2,753
2129X-Men 2 Movie$12.99Marvel2,699
2217Avengers Legends Vol. 2 Korvac Saga$19.95Marvel2,646
2330Batman Deathblow After Fire$12.95DC2,619
2477Cheat$5.95Oni2,619
2531Strangers In Paradise Vol. 12 Heart In Hand$12.95Abstract2,579
268Daredevil Vol. 1 HC$29.99Marvel2,566
2725Wonder Woman Paradise Found$14.95DC2,552
2846Justice League Adventures$9.95DC2,526
2926Way of the Rat Vol. 1 Walls of Zhumar$15.95Crossgen2,392
3028Avengers Vol. 1 World Trust$14.99Marvel2,379
3174Phantom Vol. 4 Hunt$6.95Moonstone2,338
3250GTO Vol. 10$9.99Tokyopop2,325
3320Wolverine Legends Vol. 2 Meltdown$19.99Marvel2,312
3435Bastard Samurai Vol. I Samurai Noir$12.95Image2,312
3562Forge #12$7.95Crossgen2,298
3627Transformers Beginnings $16.95Titan2,218
3711Star Wars Long Time Ago Vol. 4 Screams in the Void$29.95Dark Horse2,178
3869Edge #12$7.95Crossgen2,125
3938Wolverine Legends Vol. 3 Law of the Jungle$12.99Marvel2,098
4033Simpsons Comic Madness$14.95Bongo2,085
4121Weapon X Vol. 1$21.99Marvel2,071
4234High Roads$14.95DC2,031
4353Chobits Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop2,004
4448Noble Causes Vol. 1 In Sickness & In Health$12.95Image1,911
4549Couriers$12.95Astronauts in Trouble1,898
4671All New Tenchi Muyo Vol. 1 Alien Nation$8.95Viz1,871
4763Angelic Layer Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop1,804
4864Scryed Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,791
4967Peach Girl Change of Heart Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,724
5043The Hood Vol. 1 Blood From Stones$14.99Marvel1,724