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May 2003 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 Wolverine 1 $2.25 Marvel 157,739
2 Batman 615 $2.25 DC 143,139
3 Ultimates 10 $2.25 Marvel 104,849
4 Ultimate Spider-Man 40 $2.25 Marvel 103,790
5 Ultimate Spider-Man 41 $2.25 Marvel 102,115
6 New X-Men 141 $2.25 Marvel 95,173
7 Amazing Spider-Man 53 $2.25 Marvel 95,144
8 Uncanny X-Men 424 $2.25 Marvel 94,013
9 Ultimate X-Men 33 $2.25 Marvel 92,510
10 Venom 1 $2.25 Marvel 91,981
11 Transformers Generation One Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Dreamwave 73,831
12 X-Treme X-Men 25 $2.99 Marvel 65,901
13 X-Treme X-Men 26 $2.99 Marvel 65,729
14 Incredible Hulk 54 $2.25 Marvel 61,020
15 Daredevil 47 $2.99 Marvel 60,963
16 JLA 81 $2.25 DC 59,918
17 Avengers 67 $2.25 Marvel 57,713
18 New Mutants 1 $2.50 Marvel 56,640
19 League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II 5 $3.50 DC 53,749
20 Green Arrow 25 $2.50 DC 52,188
21 Fantastic Four 69 $2.25 Marvel 51,759
22 Marvel Universe The End 5 $2.99 Marvel 50,700
23 Peter Parker Spider-Man 56 $2.25 Marvel 50,141
24 Green Arrow 26 $2.50 DC 50,141
25 Captain America 13 $2.99 Marvel 48,953
26 Authority Vol. 2 1 $2.95 DC 44,058
27 Green Lantern 164 $2.25 DC 44,058
28 JSA 48 $2.50 DC 43,729
29 JSA All Stars 1 $2.50 DC 43,271
30 Wolverine Snikt 1 $2.99 Marvel 42,183
31 Mystique 2 $2.99 Marvel 40,766
32 Spawn 125 $2.50 Image 40,680
33 Transformers Armada 11 $2.95 Dreamwave 40,465
34 Voltron Defender of the Universe 1 $2.95 Image 40,236
35 Punisher 26 $2.99 Marvel 39,750
36 Punisher 27 $2.99 Marvel 39,549
37 Inhumans 1 $2.50 Marvel 38,562
38 Detective Comics 782 $2.75 DC 38,189
39 Green Lantern 165 $2.25 DC 37,746
40 Titans/Young Justice Graduation Day 1 $2.50 DC 37,331
41 Exiles 27 $2.99 Marvel 36,958
42 Exiles 26 $2.99 Marvel 36,844
43 Namor 2 $2.25 Marvel 36,701
44 X-Men Unlimited 46 $2.50 Marvel 35,312
45 Thundercats Return 4 $2.95 DC 34,826
46 Superman 193 $2.25 DC 34,697
47 X-Men Unlimited 47 $2.50 Marvel 34,339
48 Thor 64 $2.99 Marvel 34,110
49 Titans/Young Justice Graduation Day 2 $2.50 DC 33,938
50 Aquaman 6 $2.50 DC 32,993
51 Iron Man 68 $2.99 Marvel 32,993
52 X-Men Phoenix 1 $2.99 Marvel 32,908
53 Arkham Asylum Living Hell 1 $2.50 DC 32,335
54 Action Comics 803 $2.25 DC 31,906
55 G.I. Joe Frontline 7 $2.95 Image 31,677
56 Flash 198 $2.25 DC 31,004
57 Batgirl Year One 6 $2.95 DC 30,875
58 Thundercats/Battle of the Planets $4.95 DC 30,803
59 Human Torch 2 $2.50 Marvel 30,274
60 Wolverine Doop 1 $2.99 Marvel 30,116
61 Batgirl 40 $2.50 DC 29,973
62 Crew 1 $2.50 Marvel 29,801
63 Batman Gotham Knights 41 $2.75 DC 29,758
64 Nightwing 81 $2.25 DC 29,744
65 Hawkman 15 $2.50 DC 29,701
66 Adventures of Superman 616 $2.25 DC 29,658
67 Battle of the Planets Thundercats One-Shot $4.99 Image 29,644
68 Domino 1 $2.50 Marvel 29,515
69 Captain Marvel 9 $2.99 Marvel 28,642
70 Captain Marvel 10 $2.99 Marvel 28,370
71 JLA Scary Monsters 3 $2.50 DC 28,356
72 Weapon X 9 $2.99 Marvel 28,270
73 Voltron Defender of the Universe 0 $2.50 Image 28,027
74 Sentinel 2 $2.99 Marvel 27,568
75 Alias 22 $2.99 Marvel 27,497
76 Superman & Batman Generations III 5 $2.95 DC 27,297
77 Elektra 23 $2.99 Marvel 27,211
78 Battle of the Planets 9 $2.99 Image 26,724
79 Powers 31 $2.95 Image 26,652
80 Y The Last Man 11 $2.95 DC 26,023
81 Wonder Woman 192 $2.25 DC 25,822
82 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 167 $2.50 DC 25,536
83 Fables 13 $2.50 DC 24,992
84 Battle of the Planets 10 $2.99 Image 24,677
85 Criminal Macabre Cal Mcdonald Mystery 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,976
86 Robotech 6 $2.95 DC 23,661
87 Catwoman 19 $2.50 DC 23,575
88 Runaways 2 $2.50 Marvel 23,174
89 Ghost in the Shell 2 Man/Machine Interface 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 23,103
90 Star Wars Empire 8 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,074
91 Birds of Prey 55 $2.50 DC 23,074
92 Legion 20 $2.50 DC 23,031
93 Spider-Girl 60 $2.99 Marvel 22,959
94 Sojourn 23 $2.95 Crossgen 22,945
95 Witchblade 64 $2.99 Image 22,931
96 Smallville 2 $3.50 DC 22,816
97 Robin 114 $2.25 DC 22,444
98 Batman Nevermore 2 $2.50 DC 22,101
99 Masters of the Universe Vol. 2 Santalucia Cvr 3 $2.95 Image 21,957
100 John Carpenters Snake Plissken 1 $2.99 Crossgen 21,371
101 Tomb Raider 30 $4.99 Image 21,213
102 Hero 4 $2.50 DC 20,884
103 Filth 10 $2.95 DC 19,911
104 Batman Adventures 2 $2.25 DC 19,724
105 Thunderbolts 79 $2.25 Marvel 19,624
106 JLA Age of Wonder 2 $5.95 DC 19,596
107 Transformers More Than Meets Eye Official Guide 2 $5.25 Dreamwave 19,338
108 Brian Pulido Lady Death 4 $2.95 Crossgen 19,195
109 BPRD Soul of Venice One-Shot $2.99 Dark Horse 19,123
110 Battle of the Planets Mark One-Shot $4.99 Image 18,980
111 Solus 3 $2.95 Crossgen 18,937
112 Global Frequency 8 $2.95 DC 18,465
113 Soldier X 11 $2.99 Marvel 18,179
114 Gotham Central 7 $2.50 DC 18,064
115 Superman Metropolis 4 $2.95 DC 17,792
116 Many Worlds of theesla Strong $5.95 DC 17,434
117 100 Bullets 44 (Res) $2.50 DC 17,377
118 Tom Strongs Terrific Tales 7 $2.95 DC 17,134
119 Star Wars Jedi Shaak Ti $4.99 Dark Horse 17,005
120 Ruse 20 $2.95 Crossgen 16,833
121 Hellblazer 184 $2.75 DC 16,819
122 Gen 13 9 $2.95 DC 16,604
123 Harley Quinn 32 $2.50 DC 16,475
124 Black Panther 59 $2.99 Marvel 16,275
125 Humans Defense Corps 1 $2.50 DC 16,074
126 Reload 2 $2.95 DC 15,917
127 411 2 $3.50 Marvel 15,588
128 Way of the Rat 13 $2.95 Crossgen 15,244
129 Warlands Vol. 3 5 $2.95 Dreamwave 14,944
130 Lone Wolf 2100 8 $2.99 Dark Horse 14,886
131 Silken Ghost 1 $2.95 Crossgen 14,829
132 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 57 $2.99 Dark Horse 14,801
133 Brath 4 $2.95 Crossgen 14,614
134 Blood & Water 3 $2.95 DC 14,371
135 Beware The Creeper 2 $2.95 DC 14,314
136 CSI 5 $3.99 IDW 14,285
137 Justice League Adventures 19 $2.25 DC 14,171
138 Simpsons Comics 82 $2.50 Bongo 14,113
139 Stormwatch Team Achilles 11 $2.95 DC 13,985
140 Path 15 $2.95 Crossgen 13,942
141 Lucifer 38 $2.50 DC 13,756
142 Call 2 $2.25 Marvel 13,756
143 Scion 36 $2.95 Crossgen 13,570
144 Kiss 10 $2.99 Dark Horse 13,212
145 Power Company 16 $2.75 DC 13,169
146 Doom Patrol 20 $2.50 DC 12,897
147 Marville 7 $2.99 Marvel 12,897
148 Savage Dragon 107 $3.95 Image 12,110
149 Negation 18 $2.95 Crossgen 12,038
150 Mystic 36 $2.95 Crossgen 12,009
151 Sigil 36 $2.95 Crossgen 11,995
152 Xin Journey of the Monkey King 1* $2.99 Harris 11,852
153 Crux 26 $2.95 Crossgen 11,651
154 Mark of Charon 3 $2.95 Crossgen 11,508
155 Route 666 12 $2.95 Crossgen 11,408
156 First 31 $2.95 Crossgen 11,322
157 Meridian 36 $2.95 Crossgen 11,279
158 Hunter Age of Magic 23 $2.75 DC 11,265
159 Judge Dredd Vs Aliens Incubus 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 11,036
160 Athena Inc 6* $4.95 Image 10,664
161 Futurama Comics 13 $2.50 Bongo 10,449
162 Karza 3 $2.95 Image 10,449
163 Misplaced 1* $2.95 Image 10,234
164 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose 20 $2.95 Broadsword 10,191
165 Batman 614 $2.25 DC 9,991
166 Legacy 1 $2.95 Image 9,919
167 Sleeper 5 $2.95 DC 9,690
168 Karza 4 $2.95 Image 9,447
169 Crossovers 5 $2.95 Crossgen 9,290
170 American Century 24 (Res) $2.75 DC 9,290
171 R.A. Salvatore Demon Wars Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Crossgen 9,261
172 PVP 2 $2.95 Image 9,175
173 Rotogin Junkbotz 1 $2.95 Image 9,161
174 Vampirella 20 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 9,046
175 Shonen Jump Vol. 1 $4.95 Viz 9,018
176 Vertigo Pop Bangkok 1 $2.95 DC 8,932
177 Sweatshop 2 $2.95 DC 8,789
178 Dominion 2 $2.95 Image 8,717
179 Automatic Kafka 9 $2.95 DC 8,130
180 21 Down 9 $2.95 DC 8,044
181 Powerpuff Girls 38 $2.25 DC 8,016
182 100 Percent 5 $5.95 DC 7,787
183 Clockmaker 3 $2.50 Image 7,572
184 Invincible 4 $2.95 Image 7,558
185 Grendel God & Devil 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 7,515
186 Mythstalkers 2 $2.95 Image 7,100
187 Hammer of the Gods Hammer Hits China 2 $2.95 Image 6,856
188 Oh My Goddess 97 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,842
189 Knights of the Dinner Table 79 $3.99 Kenzer 6,813
190 Scooby Doo 72 $2.25 DC 5,940
191 Tony Millionaire Sock Monkey 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 5,940
192 Fight For Tomorrow 6 $2.50 DC 5,883
193 Sonic The Hedgehog 123 $2.19 Archie 5,740
194 Strangers 3 $2.95 Image 5,654
195 Tech Jacket 6 $2.95 Image 5,525
196 Nevermen Streets of Blood 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 5,497
197 Blackburne Covenant 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 5,396
198 Agents 2 $2.95 Image 5,239
199 Super Manga Blast 31 $5.99 Dark Horse 5,081
200 Banzai Girl 4 $2.95 Sirius 4,809
201 Scooter Girl 1 $2.99 Oni 4,767
202 Devils Footprints 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 4,724
203 Poison Elves 73 $2.95 Sirius 4,566
204 DF Transformers Generation One Vol. 2 1 Alt Cvr $6.99 Dynamic Forces 4,495
205 Mr Gum One-Shot $2.99 Oni 4,394
206 Gold Digger 42 $3.50 Antarctic 4,051
207 Transformers More Than Meets Eye Official Guide 1 $5.25 Dreamwave 3,979
208 Warren Ellis Scars 5 $3.50 Avatar 3,779
209 Looney Tunes 102 $2.25 DC 3,707
210 Superman Red Son 1 $5.95 DC 3,707
211 Lansdale & Trumans Dead Folks 2 $3.50 Avatar 3,564
212 Paradigm 9 $3.50 Image 3,421
213 Mucha Lucha 2 $2.25 DC 3,292
214 Cavewoman Pangaean Sea 6 $3.25 Basement 3,264
215 Archie 536 $2.19 Archie 3,149
216 Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated 22 $2.99 Kenzer 3,020
217 Outlook Grim 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,992
218 Berlin 10 $3.50 Drawn & Quarterly 2,992
219 Dogwitch 5 $2.95 Sirius 2,834
220 Veronica 140 $2.19 Archie 2,777
221 Black Tide 5 $2.95 Angel Gate 2,763
222 Nodwick 20 $2.99 Dork Storm 2,720
223 Metal Hurlant 6 $3.95 Humanoids 2,691
224 Sabrina Vol. 2 45 $2.19 Archie 2,691
225 Betty & Veronica 188 $2.19 Archie 2,691
226 Betty 126 $2.19 Archie 2,677
227 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 115 $3.59 Archie 2,576
228 Gold Digger Swimsuit Sp 2003 $4.50 Antarctic 2,491
229 Ap How To Draw Manga 24 $4.95 Antarctic 2,462
230 Archie Double Digest 143 $3.59 Archie 2,462
231 Freemind 6 $3.50 Future 2,462
232 Sammy Tourist Trap 3 $2.95 Image 2,462
233 Marvel Must Haves Incredible Hulk 50-52 $3.99 Marvel 2,448
234 Archie & Friends 71 $2.19 Archie 2,448
235 Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights 6 $2.99 Kenzer 2,419
236 DF Darkness Prelude 1 $6.00 Dynamic Forces 2,333
237 Shi Sempo Preview Tucci Cvr $1.99 Avatar 2,290
238 Metallix 0 $3.50 Future 2,247
239 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 60 $2.19 Archie 2,204
240 Spirit of the Amazon 1 (Res) $2.95 NW Studios 2,176
241 Archie Digest 198 $2.39 Archie 2,104
242 Sammy Tourist Trap 4 $2.95 Image 2,104
243 Sex Warrior Isane 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,090
244 Cartoon Cartoons 18 $2.25 DC 2,076
245 Raijin Comics 23 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,047
246 Raijin Comics 21 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,047
247 Raijin Comics 22 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,047
248 Raijin Comics 24 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,033
249 Teenagers From Mars 6 $2.99 Teenagers from Mars 1,990
250 Wilde Knight 1 $2.95 Basement 1,961
251 Louis Riel 10 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 1,904
252 Laugh Digest 184 $2.39 Archie 1,889
253 Milk 34 $2.99 Radio 1,818
254 Three Strikes 2 $2.99 Oni 1,732
255 New X-Men 140 $2.25 Marvel 1,718
256 Johnny The Homicidal Maniac 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,646
257 Strangehaven 15 $2.95 Abiogenesis 1,646
258 Neotopia 4 $3.95 Antarctic 1,617
259 Johnny The Homicidal Maniac 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,589
260 How Loathsome 2 $2.95 NBM 1,560
261 Midnight Mover 2 $2.99 Oni 1,546
262 Dragon Arms 6 $3.50 Antarctic 1,517
263 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II Bumper Ed Parts 1 & 2 $5.95 DC 1,503
264 Ultimate X-Men 32 $2.25 Marvel 1,489
265 Furrlough 124 $2.99 Radio 1,446
266 Transformers Generation One Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Dreamwave 1,446
267 Arsenic Lullabies Jan 2003 2 $2.65 AAA Milwaukee 1,417
268 Big O Part 4 3 $3.50 Viz 1,388
269 Lansdale & Trumans Dead Folks Wrap Cvr 2 $3.95 Avatar 1,374
270 Furrlough 123 $2.99 Radio 1,360
271 Luftwaffe 1946 9 $5.95 Antarctic 1,360
272 Warren Ellis Scars Wrap Cvr 5 $3.95 Avatar 1,317
273 Green Lantern 163 $2.25 DC 1,303
274 Aquaman 1 $2.50 DC 1,288
275 Bubba Redneck Werewolf 1 $2.95 Brass Ball 1,260
276 Heartcore 1 $2.95 I.C. 1,245
277 Rear Entry 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,231
278 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 9 7 $2.95 I.C. 1,188
279 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 9 8 $2.95 I.C. 1,188
280 New X-Men 139 $2.25 Marvel 1,174
281 Batman 610 $2.25 DC 1,145
282 Twilight X Storm 3 $3.50 Antarctic 1,116
283 Monster Club 4 $3.50 Com X 1,102
284 Oh My 1 $2.95 I.C. 1,102
285 Threshold 50 $8.95 Avatar 1,102
286 Uncanny X-Men 422 $3.50 Marvel 1,088
287 Vampire Yui Vol. 5 2 $2.95 I.C. 1,088
288 Y The Last Man 10 $2.95 DC 1,074
289 Amazing Spider-Man 52 $2.25 Marvel 1,074
290 Batman Adventures Newsstand Ed 1 $2.25 DC 1,074
291 Sexual Positions of the Kama Sutra 2 $3.50 Fantagraphics 1,059
292 Shi Sempo Preview* $5.95 Avatar 1,031
293 Warhammer Monthly 68 $3.50 Games Workshop 1,031
294 Vampire Yui Vol. 5 3 $2.95 I.C. 1,016
295 Dungeon 6 $2.95 NBM 1,002
296 Shanda The Panda 37 $4.99 Shanda 988
297 Vampirella 20 Ltd Ed $9.95 Harris 988
298 Vampire Yui Vol. 5 4 $2.95 I.C. 959
299 Heartcore 2 $2.95 I.C. 959
300 Oh My 2 $2.95 I.C. 959
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. sales
1 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book One $14.95 DC 10,492
2 Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 3 Hulk HC $19.99 Marvel 5,454
3 Transmetropolitan Vol. 8 Dirge $14.95 DC 5,267
4 Powers Vol. 4 Supergroup $19.95 Image 4,852
5 Spider-Man Blue HC $21.99 Marvel 4,580
6 New X-Men Vol. 4 Riot At Xaviers $11.99 Marvel 4,537
7 Batman Hush HC $19.95 DC 4,537
8 Alan Moore Portrait of Extraordinary Gentleman $14.95 Abiogenesis 4,537
9 Hulk Movie $12.99 Marvel 4,266
10 Love Hina Vol. 10 $9.99 Tokyopop 4,079
11 Daredevil Vol. 6 Lowlife $13.99 Marvel 3,850
12 JLA Obsidian Age Book One $12.95 DC 3,765
13 Yu-Gi-Oh Vol. 1 Millennium Puzzle $7.95 Viz 3,736
14 30 Days of Night $17.99 IDW 3,536
15 Hellblazer Freezes Over $14.95 DC 3,349
16 Herobear & The Kid Vol. 1 Inheritance $19.95 Astonish 3,235
17 Oh My Goddess Vol. 16 Mystery Child $18.95 Dark Horse 3,178
18 Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 Dominant Species $11.99 Marvel 3,120
19 Daredevil Legends Vol. 4 Typhoid Mary $19.99 Marvel 3,106
20 Promethea Book Three $14.95 DC 3,092
21 X-Treme X-Men Vol. 3 Schism $16.99 Marvel 2,791
22 Thunder Agents Archives Vol. 2 HC $49.95 DC 2,591
23 Sojourn Vol. 3 $15.95 Crossgen 2,576
24 Marvel Mangaverse Vol. 3 Spider-Man Legend Spider-Clan $11.99 Marvel 2,548
25 Battle Royale Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,548
26 Astro Boy Vol. 15 $9.95 Dark Horse 2,433
27 Kare Kano Vol. 3 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,376
28 Origin $14.99 Marvel 2,362
29 GTO Vol. 11 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,290
30 Barnum HC $29.95 DC 2,290
31 Robotech Macross Saga Vol. 2 $14.95 DC 2,276
32 Best of Spider-Man Vol. 2 HC $29.99 Marvel 2,204
33 Thor Vol. 3 Gods On Earth $21.99 Marvel 2,204
34 Clamp School Detectives Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,147
35 Battle of the Planets Vol. 1 Key Comics $19.99 Dynamic Forces 2,133
36 Batman Contagion $19.95 DC 2,090
37 Mars Vol. 10 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,047
38 G.I. Joe Vol. 3 Malfunction $15.95 Image 2,018
39 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow & Tara $9.95 Dark Horse 1,990
40 House of the Borderland Sc $19.95 DC 1,961
41 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 1 Tomorrow People $14.95 Marvel 1,918
42 Jimmy Corrigan Smartest Kid On Earth Sc $17.95 Fantagraphics 1,875
43 Kodocha Vol. 7 Sanas Stage $9.99 Tokyopop 1,804
44 Peach Girl Change of Heart Vol. 2 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,761
45 Marvel Masterworks Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 2nd Ed HC $39.99 Marvel 1,675
46 Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu Vol. 1 $14.99 Marvel 1,660
47 Dragonball Z Vol. 11 Shonen Jump Ed $7.95 Viz 1,632
48 Dragonball Vol. 11 Shonen Jump Ed $7.95 Viz 1,632
49 Man of Many Faces Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,532
50 Astro Boy Vol. 14 $9.95 Dark Horse 1,517




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