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June 2003 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The first half of the year ended basically flat versus the first half of 2002, with graphic novels doing better than comics.

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
11Batman616$2.25DC141,988
23Ultimate X-Men34$2.25Marvel110,949
35Ultimate Spider-Man42$2.25Marvel100,328
46Wolverine2$2.25Marvel100,044
58New X-Men142$2.25Marvel98,071
69Uncanny X-Men425$2.25Marvel91,710
710Uncanny X-Men426$2.25Marvel89,878
817Incredible Hulk56$2.25Marvel68,651
912Transformers Generation One Vol. 23$2.95Dreamwave67,331
1018Venom2$2.25Marvel67,075
1111Spider-Man & Wolverine1$2.99Marvel66,848
1214X-Treme X-Men27$2.99Marvel64,036
137Born1$3.50Marvel63,667
1415Daredevil48$2.99Marvel59,976
1522JLA82$2.25DC58,584
1623Avengers68$2.25Marvel57,690
1725Fantastic Four70$2.25Marvel53,160
1819Marvel Universe The End6$2.99Marvel50,093
1937Peter Parker Spider-Man57$2.25Marvel48,773
2026Outsiders1$2.50DC47,750
2129Green Arrow27$2.50DC47,197
2221Captain America14$2.99Marvel45,720
2332New Mutants2$2.50Marvel45,649
2439JSA49$2.50DC43,817
2524G.I. Joe18$2.95Image41,219
2642Kingpin1$2.50Marvel40,850
272Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman Trinity1$6.95DC39,941
2828Punisher28$2.99Marvel39,501
2930Exiles28$2.99Marvel39,118
3016Dark Days1$3.99IDW38,819
314Planetary/Batman Night On Earth$5.95DC38,734
3249JSA All Stars2$2.50DC38,195
3333Mystique3$2.99Marvel38,010
3434Wolverine Snikt2$2.99Marvel37,698
3541Detective Comics783$2.75DC37,669
3635Hulk Nightmerica1$2.99Marvel37,414
3738Authority Vol. 22$2.95DC37,158
3840Transformers Armada12$2.95Dreamwave36,974
3961Green Lantern166$2.25DC36,036
4051Titans/Young Justice Graduation Day3$2.50DC35,838
4153X-Men Unlimited48$2.50Marvel34,375
4243Thundercats Dogs of War1$2.95DC34,191
4327Truth Red White Black6$3.50Marvel33,935
4446Thundercats Return5$2.95DC33,722
4573Superman194$2.25DC33,623
4645Thor65$2.99Marvel33,509
4747Astro City Local Heroes3$2.95DC33,239
4813Superman Red Son2$5.95DC32,757
4977Flash199$2.25DC32,515
5050Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated1$2.95Dreamwave32,331
5148Iron Man69$2.99Marvel32,032
5236Hulk Movie Adaptation$3.50Marvel31,947
5380Action Comics804$2.25DC31,550
5472Aquaman7$2.50DC30,669
5552Batgirl Year One7$2.95DC30,343
5675Batgirl41$2.50DC29,746
5793Nightwing82$2.25DC29,604
5876Hawkman16$2.50DC29,533
5962Batman Gotham Knights42$2.75DC29,462
6094Adventures of Superman617$2.25DC29,235
6179Inhumans2$2.50Marvel28,696
6297Namor3$2.25Marvel28,554
6354Captain Marvel11$2.99Marvel28,071
6482Arkham Asylum Living Hell2$2.50DC27,901
6555Paradise X11$2.99Marvel27,688
6658Alias23$2.99Marvel27,475
6759Wolverine Doop2$2.99Marvel27,446
6863Lobo Unbound1$2.95DC27,375
6964X-Men Ronin5$2.99Marvel26,907
7088JLA Scary Monsters4$2.50DC26,878
7165Magdalena Vampirella*$2.99Image26,878
7289Birds of Prey56$2.50DC26,850
7367Powers32$2.95Image26,821
7468Superman & Batman Generations III6$2.95DC26,651
7566Darkness Vol. 24$2.99Image26,608
7669Elektra24$2.99Marvel26,069
7796Batman Legends of the Dark Knight168$2.50DC26,055
7871Y The Last Man12$2.95DC26,012
7970Agent X11$2.99Marvel25,870
80111Wonder Woman193$2.25DC25,643
81100Human Torch3$2.50Marvel25,331
82101Domino2$2.50Marvel25,316
83102Fables14$2.50DC25,274
8474Eternal1$2.99Marvel25,217
8578Agent X12$2.99Marvel24,393
8684Terra Obscura1$2.95DC23,485
8781Spider-Girl61$2.99Marvel23,471
88109Catwoman20$2.50DC23,272
89110Sentinel3$2.50Marvel23,215
9087Voltron Defender of the Universe2$2.95Image23,016
9186War Machine 2.01$2.99Marvel22,988
92114Legion21$2.50DC22,789
9390Robotech Love & War1$2.95DC22,746
9491Sojourn24$2.95Crossgen22,718
95126Robin115$2.25DC22,093
9695Witchblade65$2.99Image21,980
97118Crew2$2.50Marvel21,653
9898War Machine 2.02$2.99Marvel21,440
9999Tomb Raider31$2.99Image21,355
100103Witchblade66$2.99Image20,872
101122Runaways3$2.50Marvel20,815
102104Star Wars Republic54$2.99Dark Horse20,503
10320JLA Welcome To Working Week$6.95DC19,963
104106Hellboy Weird Tales3$2.99Dark Horse19,935
105125Hero5$2.50DC19,921
106107Losers1$2.95DC19,850
10785Startling Stories Thing Night Falls On Yancy St1$3.50Marvel19,750
108108Criminal Macabre Cal Mcdonald Mystery2$2.99Dark Horse19,537
109128Batman Nevermore3$2.50DC19,523
110113Filth11$2.95DC19,481
11144Transformers More Than Meets Eye Official Guide3$5.25Dreamwave19,097
11231Star Wars Tales16$5.99Dark Horse19,069
113115Motu Vol. 2 Santalucia Cvr4$2.95Image19,041
114116Brian Pulido Lady Death5$2.95Crossgen18,998
115148Thunderbolts80$2.25Marvel18,799
116117Tokyo Storm Warning1$2.95DC18,373
117120Red Star Vol. 22$2.95Archie17,834
118121Soldier X12$2.99Marvel17,578
119143Gotham Central8$2.50DC17,422
120146100 Bullets45$2.50DC17,237
121123Promethea26$2.95DC16,925
122124Solus4$2.95Crossgen16,925
12356Motu Icons of Evil Beast Man1$4.95Image16,655
12457Birds of Prey Secret Files 2003$4.95DC16,598
125137Hellblazer185$2.75DC16,584
126112Startling Stories Thing Night Falls On Yancy St2$3.50Marvel16,442
12760Botp Jason One-Shot$4.99Image16,400
128130Superman Metropolis5$2.95DC16,229
129131Victory Cvr1$2.95Image16,187
130129Black Panther60$2.99Marvel16,144
131132Wildcats Version 3.010$2.95DC16,101
132152Harley Quinn33$2.50DC16,059
133135Gen 1310$2.95DC15,888
134134Black Panther61$2.99Marvel15,732
135161Batman Adventures3$2.25DC15,562
136138Wildcats Version 3.011$2.95DC15,462
137140Out There18$2.95DC15,008
138141Way of the Rat14$2.95Crossgen14,980
139142Buffy the Vampire Slayer58$2.99Dark Horse14,724
140145Warlands Vol. 36$2.95Dreamwave14,611
141147Blood & Water4$2.95DC14,568
142144Buffy the Vampire Slayer Chaos Bleeds One-Shot*$2.99Dark Horse14,568
143149Chimera4$2.95Crossgen14,256
144176Justice League Adventures20$2.25DC14,085
145160Simpsons Comics83$2.50Bongo14,057
14683Empire0$4.95DC14,057
147151Brath5$2.95Crossgen14,014
148163Lucifer39$2.50DC13,716
149153Stormwatch Team Achilles12$2.95DC13,531
150167Casefiles Sam & Twitch1$2.50Image13,446
151154Scion37$2.95Crossgen13,418
152155Beware The Creeper3$2.95DC13,361
153156Micronauts8$2.95Image13,020
154159Power Company17$2.75DC12,878
155157Silken Ghost2$2.95Crossgen12,821
156177Humans Defense Corps2$2.50DC12,481
157178Doom Patrol21$2.50DC12,353
158158Negation19$2.95Crossgen12,069
159162Mystic37$2.95Crossgen11,799
160164Crux27$2.95Crossgen11,558
161166Strangers In Paradise Vol. III58$2.95Abstract11,416
162168Sigil37$2.95Crossgen11,387
163179Hunter Age of Magic24$2.75DC11,231
164169Ruse21$2.95Crossgen11,231
165170Mark of Charon4$2.95Crossgen11,189
166171Route 66613$2.95Crossgen11,174
167173Meridian37$2.95Crossgen11,103
168174First32$2.95Crossgen11,061
169172Judge Dredd Vs Aliens Incubus4$2.99Dark Horse10,976
170196Call3$2.25Marvel10,819
171105Motu Vol. 2 Vallejo Bell Cvr4$5.95Image10,095
172182Xin Journey of the Monkey King2$2.99Harris9,684
17392Even More Secret Origins 80-Pg Giant$6.95DC9,613
174184Sandscape4$2.95Dreamwave9,584
175183Goon1$2.99Dark Horse9,584
176186Sleeper6$2.95DC9,456
177187Path16$2.95Crossgen9,385
178189Spyboy 13.2 Manga Affair2$2.99Dark Horse9,172
179191Crossovers6$2.95Crossgen8,974
180139Shonen Jump Vol. 1$4.95Viz8,959
181194American Century25$2.75DC8,959
182119Motu Vol. 2 Edwards Holofoil Cvr$5.95Image8,888
183192Vampirella21 Reg Ed$2.99Harris8,732
184193R A Salvatore Demon Wars Vol. 22$2.95Crossgen8,533
185165Top Cow Book of Revelations 2003$3.99Image8,462
186198Vertigo Pop Bangkok2$2.95DC7,966
187133Soul of Samurai1$5.95Image7,937
18819921 Down10$2.95DC7,866
189211Powerpuff Girls39$2.25DC7,824
190200Usagi Yojimbo66$2.99Dark Horse7,497
191202Sweatshop3$2.95DC7,355
192185Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles10$3.95Mirage7,085
193127Uncle Scrooge319$6.95Gemstone7,085
194203Queen & Country16$2.99Oni7,071
195195Grendel God & Devil5$3.50Dark Horse7,043
196150Terminator 3 Before The Rise1$5.95Beckett7,028
197204Kore2$2.95Image7,000
198205Rex Mundi4$2.95Image6,986
199216Batman615$2.25DC6,886
200206Oh My Goddess98$2.99Dark Horse6,858
201190Knights of the Dinner Table80$3.99Kenzer6,787
202136Noble Causes Extended Family One-Shot$6.95Image6,716
203212Clockmaker4$2.50Image6,659
204208Mythstalkers3$2.95Image6,503
205207Knights of the Dinner Table Mini-Series Px Sp Vol. 13$2.99Kenzer6,460
206210Blade of the Immortal79$2.99Dark Horse6,148
207188Cerebus289$4.50Aardvark-Vanaheim6,091
208220Sonic The Hedgehog124$2.19Archie6,063
209219Scooby Doo73$2.25DC5,935
210213Grrl Scouts Work Sucks4$2.95Image5,523
211215Heirs of Eternity2$2.95Image5,424
212217Blackburne Covenant3$2.99Dark Horse5,183
213180Super Manga Blast32$5.99Dark Horse4,955
214181Cvo Covert Vampiric Operations$5.99IDW4,856
215218Bear1$2.95Slave Labor4,842
216214Cannon God Exaxxion14$3.50Dark Horse4,572
217175Walt Disneys Comics & Stories634$6.95Gemstone4,572
218223Love Fights1$2.99Oni4,061
219197Planetary Reader$5.95DC4,047
220224Motu Vol. 21$2.95Image4,018
221226Too Much Hopeless Savages1$2.99Oni3,677
222250Looney Tunes103$2.25DC3,550
223222Warren Ellis Scars6$3.50Avatar3,507
224227Zeet1$2.95Slave Labor3,422
225253Archie537$2.19Archie3,422
226221Artesia Afire1$3.95Archie3,308
227228Gloom Cookie16$2.95Slave Labor3,294
228229Deathmask2$2.99Future3,223
229231Zen1$2.95Zen3,209
230256Betty & Veronica189$2.19Archie3,095
231238Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated23$2.99Kenzer2,982
232242Nightmares & Fairy Tales5$2.95Slave Labor2,953
233260Betty127$2.19Archie2,925
234263Veronica141$2.19Archie2,868
235264Sabrina Vol. 246$2.19Archie2,840
236261Mucha Lucha3$2.25DC2,826
237201Popbot4$7.99IDW2,726
238266Uncanny X-Men424$2.25Marvel2,712
239230Betty & Veronica Double Digest116$3.59Archie2,655
240268Cartoon Cartoons19$2.25DC2,598
241270Archie & Friends72$2.19Archie2,598
242252Sidekicks Super Summer Fun Sp One-Shot$2.99Oni2,556
243239Ghost in the Shell 2 Man/Machine Interface2 New Prtg$3.50Dark Horse2,542
244240Metallix5$3.50Future2,542
245243Alice In Sexland Extreme2$3.50Fantagraphics2,456
246244Ninja High School106$3.50Antarctic2,442
247245Archie Pals N Gals Double Digest76$3.59Archie2,371
248248Akiko50$3.50Sirius2,357
249272Betty & Veronica Digest139$2.39Archie2,357
250278New X-Men141$2.25Marvel2,300
251277Archie Digest199$2.39Archie2,286
252249Jugheads Double Digest95$3.59Archie2,258
253241Hot Moms1$3.95Fantagraphics2,229
254282Wolverine1$2.25Marvel2,215
255285Jughead151$2.19Archie2,172
256267Black Tide6*$2.95Angel Gate2,059
257279Titans/Young Justice Graduation Day2$2.50DC2,059
258254Genus59$3.50Radio2,016
259255Cavewoman He Said She Said One-Shot (Res)$3.50Basement2,016
260298Archie Mysteries28$2.19Archie1,988
261293Ultimate X-Men33$2.25Marvel1,974
262296Flash198$2.25DC1,945
263271Lurid3$2.99IDW1,903
264274Mike Hoffmans Lost Worlds of Fantasy & Sci-Fi1$2.95Basement1,888
265273Criminal Macabre Cal Mcdonald Mystery1$2.99Dark Horse1,874
266292Jughead W/Archie Digest184$2.39Archie1,874
267232Raijin Comics25$4.95Gutsoon1,860
268233Raijin Comics26$4.95Gutsoon1,860
269234Raijin Comics27$4.95Gutsoon1,846
270236Raijin Comics28$4.95Gutsoon1,817
271262Alraune6$3.50Fantagraphics1,803
272280Halo & Sprocket4$2.95Slave Labor1,718
273247Vampi Omega1 Prototype Ed$4.95Harris1,690
274309Superman193$2.25DC1,675
275310Batman614$2.25DC1,675
276283PS2382$2.99Dork Storm1,647
277258Neotopia5$3.95Antarctic1,647
278317Ultimates10$2.25Marvel1,604
279265Counter Ops2$3.95Antarctic1,562
280291Little Scrowlie2$2.95Slave Labor1,533
281246Luftwaffe 194610$5.95Antarctic1,420
282276Warren Ellis Scars Wrap Cvr6$3.95Avatar1,391
283284Ghost in the Shell 2 Man/Machine Interface4$3.50Dark Horse1,377
284303Finder31$2.95Lightspeed1,363
285209Incredible Hulk Ace Ed1$13.99Wizard1,363
286289Big O Part 44$3.50Viz1,335
287306Transformers Generation One Vol. 21$2.95Dreamwave1,320
288257Hero Double Feature$4.95DC1,320
289251Shoujo1$5.95Antarctic1,292
290308Snapdragons3$2.99Dork Storm1,278
291328Arkham Asylum Living Hell1$2.50DC1,278
292311Bipolar4$2.95Alternative1,264
293378Fade From Blue7$1.50Second to Some1,264
294295Soul Assassin One-Shot$3.50Aerosol1,249
295314Spirit of the Amazon2 (Res)$2.95NW Studios1,249
296305Monster Club6$3.50APC1,122
297324Petey1$2.95Baboon1,122
298343Rehd0$2.50Antarctic1,108
299352Amazing Spider-Man53$2.25Marvel1,108
300294Classic Illus Jr519$3.99Jack Lake1,108

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June 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 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Absolute Edition Vol. 1 was the top graphic novel by dollars.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
14Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 6 Venom$15.99Marvel8,278
23Across Universe DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore$19.95DC6,815
323Alan Moores Another Suburban Romance$7.95Avatar4,813
412Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 Life & Death of Spiders$11.99Marvel4,501
519Love Hina Vol. 11$9.99Tokyopop4,203
621Chobits Vol. 6$9.99Tokyopop3,990
72Intron Depot Vol. 3 Ballistics$49.95Dark Horse3,677
813League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book One$14.95DC3,535
98New Teen Titans Terror of Trigon$17.95DC3,450
106Star Wars A Long Time Ago Vol. 6 Wookiee World$29.95Dark Horse3,280
111League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Absolute Ed Vol. 1 Oversized HC$75.00DC3,024
1221Exiles Vol. 4 Legacy$12.99Marvel3,024
139Spider-Man Legends Vol. 2 Todd Mcfarlane Book II$19.99Marvel2,939
1416Alias Vol. 3 Underneath$16.99Marvel2,939
1514Superman President Lex$17.95DC2,868
1619Undercover Genie$14.95DC2,740
1742Cowboy Bebop Shooting Stars Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop2,712
1829Rawhide Kid$12.99Marvel2,613
1930Green Lantern Brothers Keeper$12.95DC2,598
2024Proposition Player$14.95DC2,499
2133Thundercats Reclaiming Thundera$12.95DC2,385
2247GTO Vol. 12$9.99Tokyopop2,385
2326Green Lantern Road Back$14.95DC2,343
2450Astro Boy Vol. 16$9.95Dark Horse2,300
255Superman Archives Vol. 6 HC$49.95DC2,286
2653CarDCaptor Sakura Master of the Clow Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop2,243
2734Captain America Vol. 2 Extremists$13.99Marvel2,187
2858Marmalade Boy Vol. 7$9.99Tokyopop2,045
2944Groo Odyssey$12.95Dark Horse2,030
3031Warlands Vol. 3 Age of Ice$15.95Dreamwave2,016
3159Mars Vol. 11$9.99Tokyopop2,016
3227X-Treme X-Men Vol. 4 Mekanix$16.99Marvel2,016
3335Origin$14.99Marvel2,016
3423Transformers Space Pirates$19.95Titan1,903
3538Stormwatch Team Achilles Vol. 1$14.95DC1,888
3632Elektra Vol. 2 Everything Old Is New Again$16.99Marvel1,846
3762Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5 Ultimate War$10.99Marvel1,789
3817Top Shelf Asks Big Question$24.95Top Shelp1,732
3969Lupin III Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop1,704
4015Punisher Vol. 2 HC$29.99Marvel1,690
4148Pop Gun War$13.95Dark Horse1,675
4271Initial D Vol. 6$9.99Tokyopop1,675
4357Simpsons Big Bad Book of Bart Simpson$12.95Bongo1,633
4475Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,576
4576Fables Vol. 1 Legends In Exile$9.95DC1,576
4677Castle in the Sky Vol. 1$9.95Viz1,562
4749G.I. Joe Frontline Vol. 1 Mission That Never Was$14.95Image1,533
4879Bunker$9.95Image1,505
4943Vic & Blood$17.95IBO1,505
5081Brain Powered Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,462