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July 2003 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Fantastic Four was restored to its original numbering in this slightly up month.

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—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
11Batman617$2.25DC145,998
23Spectacular Spider-Man1$2.25Marvel118,317
35Ultimate X-Men35$2.25Marvel109,236
46Ultimates11$2.25Marvel102,768
57Ultimate Spider-Man43$2.25Marvel100,899
68New X-Men143$2.25Marvel99,439
72G.I. Joe/Transformers1$2.95Image97,687
89Amazing Spider-Man55$2.25Marvel95,074
910Amazing Spider-Man54$2.25Marvel94,782
1011Uncanny X-Men428$2.25Marvel93,162
1112Uncanny X-Men427$2.25Marvel91,716
1213Wolverine3$2.25Marvel90,344
1314Spectacular Spider-Man2$2.25Marvel89,979
1419Teen Titans1$2.50DC74,897
1515X-Treme X-Men28$2.99Marvel65,495
1627Incredible Hulk57$2.25Marvel64,692
1716Transformers Generation One Vol. 24$2.95Dreamwave64,619
1830Incredible Hulk58$2.25Marvel62,546
1933Silver Surfer1$2.25Marvel60,035
2020Daredevil49$2.99Marvel59,918
2134JLA83$2.25DC58,910
2223G.I. Joe/Transformers2$2.95Image57,056
2322Spider-Man & Wolverine2$2.99Marvel56,881
2435Fantastic Four501 (#72)$2.25Marvel55,771
2517Born2$3.50Marvel54,399
2632Emma Frost1$2.50Marvel54,107
2725Trouble1$2.99Marvel53,727
2838Venom3$2.25Marvel52,822
2921Fantastic Four500 (#71)$3.50Marvel49,596
3028Superman Birthright1$2.95DC48,588
3118JSA50$3.95DC47,727
3231Captain America15$2.99Marvel45,332
3343Green Arrow28$2.50DC45,084
3444New Mutants3$2.50Marvel43,434
3526Thor Vikings1$3.50Marvel42,880
3645Outsiders2$2.50DC42,778
3748Formerly Known As Justice League1$2.50DC41,420
3829Flash200$3.50DC40,909
3937Exiles29$2.99Marvel40,529
4050Spawn126$2.50Image40,062
4140G.I. Joe19$2.95Image39,376
4239Mystique4$2.99Marvel39,317
4341Punisher29$2.99Marvel38,690
4447Detective Comics784$2.75DC38,412
454Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman Trinity2$6.95DC37,974
4655JSA All Stars3$2.50DC36,952
4756X-Men Unlimited50$2.50Marvel36,456
4872Green Lantern167$2.25DC36,105
4946Wolverine Snikt3$2.99Marvel35,594
5057Kingpin2$2.50Marvel35,565
5175Superman195$2.25DC35,156
5260X-Men Unlimited49$2.50Marvel35,098
5349Transformers Armada13$2.95Dreamwave34,821
5424Fantastic Four500 (#71) Directors Cut Ed$4.99Marvel33,696
5552Authority Vol. 23$2.95DC33,638
5651Thor66$2.99Marvel33,419
5742Truth Red White Black7$3.50Marvel33,025
5853Iron Man70$2.99Marvel32,076
5984Action Comics805$2.25DC31,828
6054Hulk Nightmerica2$2.99Marvel31,506
6163Batman Gotham Knights43$2.75DC31,258
6259Batgirl Year One8$2.95DC29,871
6393Nightwing83$2.25DC29,623
6480Aquaman8$2.50DC29,506
6558X-Statix11$2.99Marvel29,477
6661X-Men Phoenix2$2.99Marvel29,287
6782Hawkman17$2.50DC29,156
6883Batgirl42$2.50DC29,024
69100Adventures of Superman618$2.25DC28,966
7062Magdalena Vol. 21$2.99Image28,893
7165G.I. Joe Frontline8$2.95Image28,820
7268G.I. Joe Frontline9$2.95Image28,075
7366Alias24$2.99Marvel27,988
7467Weapon X10$2.99Marvel27,900
75103Namor4$2.25Marvel27,886
7687Birds of Prey57$2.50DC27,783
7769Captain Marvel12$2.99Marvel27,696
7870Weapon X11$2.99Marvel27,477
7990Arkham Asylum Living Hell3$2.50DC27,448
8071Paradise X12$2.99Marvel27,199
8174Superman & Batman Generations III7$2.95DC26,864
8276G.I. Joe Frontline10$2.95Image26,732
8377Y The Last Man13$2.95DC26,645
8495JLA Scary Monsters5$2.50DC26,309
8596Inhumans3$2.50Marvel26,294
8698Batman Legends of the Dark Knight169$2.50DC26,177
8778Elektra25$2.99Marvel25,550
88102Fables15$2.50DC25,462
89117Wonder Woman194$2.25DC25,243
9081Arrowsmith1$2.95DC24,834
9179Battle of the Planets11$2.99Image24,703
9264Ghost in the Shell 2 Man/Machine Interface5$3.50Dark Horse24,338
9385Dawn Three Tiers1$2.95Image24,250
94107Human Torch4$2.50Marvel24,061
9586Lobo Unbound2$2.95DC23,973
96109Fallen Angel1$2.50DC23,623
9788Masters of the Universe Vol. 25$2.95Image23,404
9836Transformers More Than Meets Eye Off Gd4$5.25Dreamwave23,272
9989Spider-Girl62$2.99Marvel23,009
100114Catwoman21$2.50DC22,995
101115Legion22$2.50DC22,893
10292Star Wars Empire9$2.99Dark Horse22,396
10397Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated2$2.95Dreamwave22,279
104131Robin116$2.25DC22,119
105120Sentinel4$2.50Marvel22,119
106121Domino3$2.50Marvel22,090
107125Empire1$2.50DC21,579
108101Star Wars Empire10$2.99Dark Horse21,549
109104Robotech Love & War2$2.95DC21,243
110105Star Wars Republic55$2.99Dark Horse20,600
111139Ultimate Adventures4$2.25Marvel20,440
112106Star Wars Republic56$2.99Dark Horse20,381
113130Runaways4$2.50Marvel20,162
11473Smallville3$3.95DC20,119
115108Eternal2$2.99Marvel19,841
116112Voltron Defender of the Universe3$2.95Image19,651
117110War Machine 2.03$2.99Marvel19,593
118111Hellboy BPRD Dark Waters One-Shot$2.99Dark Horse19,389
119113Criminal Macabre Cal Mcdonald Mystery3$2.99Dark Horse19,359
120133Hero6$2.50DC19,286
121118Red1$2.95DC19,067
122119Liberty Meadows32$2.95Image18,790
123122Batman Nevermore4$2.50DC18,600
124136Brian Pulido Lady Death6$2.95Crossgen18,600
125138Crew3$2.50Marvel18,556
126123Terra Obscura2$2.95DC18,440
127126Global Frequency9$2.95DC18,045
128127Global Frequency10$2.95DC17,724
129128Possessed1$2.95DC17,418
130151Gotham Central9$2.50DC17,228
131158Thunderbolts81$2.25Marvel17,140
132129Vampirella/Witchblade1$2.99Harris17,096
133153100 Bullets46$2.50DC17,038
134145Hellblazer186$2.75DC16,337
135134Necrowar1$2.95Dreamwave16,089
136137Superman Metropolis6$2.95DC15,739
137135Black Panther62$2.99Marvel15,709
138156Harley Quinn34$2.50DC15,651
139141Startling Stories Thing Night Falls On Yancy St3$3.50Marvel15,447
140124Solus5$2.95Crossgen15,447
141142Wildcats Version 3.012$2.95DC15,374
142140Battle of the Planets0.5$2.99Image15,359
143143Gen 1311$2.95DC15,344
144144Losers2$2.95DC15,271
145173Batman Adventures4$2.25DC14,994
146148Way of the Rat15$2.95Crossgen14,746
147147Buffy the Vampire Slayer59$2.99Dark Horse14,717
148150Reload3$2.95DC14,658
149161Extinction Event1$2.50DC14,629
150152Blood and Water5$2.95DC14,527
151154Tokyo Storm Warning2$2.95DC14,366
152165Simpsons Comics84$2.50Bongo14,308
153184Justice League Adventures21$2.25DC13,841
154172Lucifer40$2.50DC13,665
15591Tomb Raider Epiphany$4.99Image13,549
15694Motu Icons of Evil Mer Man1$4.95Crossgen13,403
157157Scion38$2.95Crossgen13,227
158159Stormwatch Team Achilles13$2.95DC12,965
159168Power Company18$2.75DC12,877
160160Lenore10$2.95Slave Labor12,541
161163Beware The Creeper4$2.95DC12,322
162164Micronauts9$2.95Image12,264
163186Doom Patrol22$2.50DC12,176
164167Silken Ghost3$2.95Crossgen12,089
165169Negation20$2.95Crossgen11,957
166166Kiss11$2.99Dark Horse11,928
167170Savage Dragon108$2.95Image11,724
168171Mystic38$2.95Crossgen11,607
169116Eye of the Storm Annual$4.95DC11,534
170189Humans Defense Corps3$2.50DC11,417
171174Elfquest 25th Annv Ed$2.95DC11,315
172175Crux28$2.95Crossgen11,315
173176Sigil38$2.95Crossgen11,271
174185Hunter Age of Magic25$2.75DC11,169
175179Route 66614$2.95Crossgen10,964
176181First33$2.95Crossgen10,862
177182Vampi Vicious1$2.99Harris10,687
178183Savage Dragon109$2.95Image10,585
179162Hip Flask Elephantmen1$3.50Active Images10,410
180193Futurama Comics14$2.50Bongo10,322
181194Radioactive Man7$2.50Bongo10,132
182187Tarot Witch of the Black Rose21$2.95Broadsword9,986
183190Sleeper7$2.95DC9,388
18499CSI Thicker Than Blood$6.99IDW9,344
185209Call4$2.25Marvel9,285
186198American Century26$2.75DC8,877
187192Shonen Jump Vol. 1$4.95Viz8,745
188149Crossovers7$2.95Crossgen8,745
189197PVP3$2.95Image8,483
190195Hell1$2.99Dark Horse8,424
191200Ra Salvatore Demon Wars Vol. 23$2.95Crossgen8,205
192199Go Boy 7 Human Action Machine1$2.99Dark Horse8,161
193132Terminator 3 Before The Rise2$5.95Beckett8,132
194218Powerpuff Girls40$2.25DC7,840
195202Defiance8$2.95Image7,636
19620421 Down11$2.95DC7,636
197205Vertigo Pop Bangkok3$2.95DC7,563
198203Usagi Yojimbo67$2.99Dark Horse7,534
199207Usagi Yojimbo68$2.99Dark Horse7,373
200208Legacy2$2.95Image7,329
201210Queen & Country17$2.99Oni6,862
202211Invincible5$2.95Image6,774
203201Grendel God & The Devil6$3.50Dark Horse6,774
204191Knights of the Dinner Table81$3.99Kenzer6,731
205212Oh My Goddess99$2.99Dark Horse6,672
206178Brit1$4.95Image6,555
207229Batman616$2.25DC6,453
208213Kore3$2.95Image6,439
209146Uncle Scrooge320$6.95Gemstone6,395
210196Girl Genius9$3.95Studio Foglio6,380
211214Sweatshop4$2.95DC6,263
212237Sonic The Hedgehog125$2.19Archie6,234
213215Blade of the Immortal Petals of the Wind80$2.99Dark Horse6,161
214235Cerebus291$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim6,103
215216Stray Bullets32$2.95El Capitan6,059
216155Walt Disneys Comics & Stories635$6.95Gemstone6,001
217238Scooby Doo74$2.25DC5,942
218206Love & Rockets Vol. 28$3.95Fantagraphics5,592
219177Planetary/Batman Night On Earth$5.95DC5,577
220221Puffed1$2.95Image5,504
221222Ruse21$2.95Crossgen5,490
222180Soul of Samurai2$5.95Image5,417
223225Heroes Anonymous1$2.99Bongo4,979
224226Blackburne Covenant4$2.99Dark Horse4,920
225230Super Manga Blast33$5.99Dark Horse4,891
226188Agents3$2.95Image4,891
227231Strangers4$2.95Image4,847
228236Heirs of Eternity3$2.95Image4,643
229234Cannon God Exaxxion15$2.99Dark Horse4,628
230217Marvel Must Haves Ultimate Spider-Man1-3$3.99Marvel4,453
231240Knights of the Dinner Table Origins 2003 Issue$2.99Kenzer4,424
232241Devils Footprints4$2.99Dark Horse4,409
233243Path16$2.95Crossgen4,395
234245Gold Digger43$2.99Antarctic4,146
235249Gold Digger44$2.99Antarctic4,030
236263Outsiders1$2.50DC4,015
237251Scooter Girl2$2.99Oni3,942
238223Marvel Must Haves Ultimates1-3$3.99Marvel3,927
239253Terry Moores Paradise Too13$2.95Abstract3,913
240279Archie538$2.19Archie3,781
241224Marvel Must Haves Amazing Spider-Man30-32$3.99Marvel3,767
242227Marvel Must Haves Ultimate X-Men1-3$3.99Marvel3,665
243257Dork Tower23$2.99Dork Storm3,621
244286Batman615$2.25DC3,519
245287Looney Tunes104$2.25DC3,519
246233Marvel Must Haves Incredible Hulk34-36$3.99Marvel3,504
247248Age of Bronze17$3.50Image3,475
248252Paradigm10$3.50Image3,343
249242Marvel Must Haves New X-Men114-116$3.99Marvel3,300
250254Lansdale & Trumans Dead Folks3$3.50Avatar3,197
251266Love Fights2$2.99Oni3,183
252296Betty & Veronica190$2.19Archie3,168
253255Warren Ellis Strange Killings Strong Medicine1$3.50Avatar3,139
254256Luba7$3.50Fantagraphics3,139
255268Transformers Generation One Vol. 23$2.95Dreamwave3,124
256247Artesia Afire2$3.95Archie3,095
257300Flash199$2.25DC3,022
258301Veronica142$2.19Archie3,022
259273Boneyard11$2.95NBM3,008
260272Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated24$2.99Kenzer2,978
261304Betty128$2.19Archie2,935
262305Sabrina Vol. 247$2.19Archie2,862
263284Deathmask3$2.99Future2,730
264309Sabrina Vol. 248$2.19Archie2,730
265281Dogwitch6$2.95Sirius2,730
266285Losers1$2.95DC2,686
267239Magdalena Vol. 2 Jim Silke Actor Cvr1$5.00Image2,672
268261Metal Hurlant7$3.95Humanoids2,657
269315Archie & Friends73$2.19Archie2,613
270313Cartoon Cartoons20$2.25DC2,570
271269Archie Double Digest144$3.59Archie2,555
272308Archie Digest200$2.39Archie2,526
273270Betty & Veronica Double Digest117$3.59Archie2,526
274219Walt Disneys Comics & Stories634$6.95Gemstone2,511
275271Archie Pals N Gals Double Digest77$3.59Archie2,497
276319Betty & Veronica Spectacular61$2.19Archie2,467
277228League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II Bumper Ed Parts 1 & 2$5.95DC2,453
278312Betty & Veronica Digest140$2.39Archie2,438
279250Empire0$4.95DC2,424
280258Gold Digger Swimsuit End of Summer Sp 2003 Ed$4.50Antarctic2,409
281293Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights7$2.99Kenzer2,394
282232League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II Bumper Ed Parts 3 & 4$5.95DC2,380
283267Alice In Sexland Extreme3$3.95Fantagraphics2,336
284295Ninja High School107$3.50Antarctic2,321
285282Metallix6$2.99Future2,321
286297Freemind7$2.99Future2,307
287280Jugheads Double Digest96$3.59Archie2,292
288298Kissing Chaos 1000 Words One-Shot$2.99Oni2,278
289289League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II5 2nd Pt$3.50DC2,219
290332Jughead152$2.19Archie2,190
291335Archie Mysteries29$2.19Archie2,132
292291Jungle Fantasy3$3.50Avatar2,102
293330Jughead with Archie Digest185$2.39Archie2,073
294246Planetary Reader$5.95DC2,059
295265Kitsune Tales1$4.95Slave Labor1,986
296316Invincible Ed3$2.99Dark Horse1,913
297302Laugh Digest185$2.39Archie1,869
298337Demonslayer Lords of Night1$3.50Avatar1,869
299339Laugh Digest186$2.39Archie1,840
300320Zen2$2.95Zen1,825




July 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.

#1 #2 #3 #4

A slightly off month for the top-selling trade paperbacks.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Death At Deaths Door$9.95DC15,301
28Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 3$9.99Wizard8,191
34Ultimate X-Men Vol. 6 Return of the King$16.99Marvel6,818
45League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book One$14.95DC6,658
56Fables Vol. 2 Animal Farm$12.95DC6,497
624Donald Duck Adventures Vol. 1$7.95Gemstone5,752
713Supergirl Many Happy Returns$14.95DC4,424
87Jimmy Olsen Adventures By Jack Kirby$19.95DC4,161
929Love Hina Vol. 12$9.99Tokyopop4,132
1015Star Wars Clone Wars Vol. 1 Defense of Kamino$14.95Dark Horse3,957
1121Incredible Hulk Vol. 4 Abominable$11.99Marvel3,957
129Swamp Thing Vol. 6 Reunion$19.95DC3,679
1342Switchblade Honey$9.95Astronauts in Trouble3,227
1414Green Arrow Sounds of Violence HC$19.95DC3,168
1519Transformers War Within$15.95Dreamwave3,110
163Challengers of the Unknown Archives Vol. 1 HC$39.95DC3,110
1717Catwoman Selinas Bigore$17.95DC3,008
1810Supreme Return$24.95Checker2,905
1911Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore$24.95Two Morrows2,862
2047Battle Royale Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop2,832
2112X-Men Legends Vol. 3 Art Adams Book 1$24.99Marvel2,774
2230Enemy Ace War I/Heaven$14.95DC2,759
2320Punisher Vol. 4 Full Auto$17.99Marvel2,730
2461Inu Yasha Vol. 14$8.95Viz2,643
252Batman Dark Knight Archives Vol. 4 HC$49.95DC2,540
2639Superman Aliens II Godwar$12.95Dark Horse2,526
2733Xenozoic Tales Vol. 2$14.95Dark Horse2,511
2834Batgirl Death Wish$14.95DC2,497
2926Batman Nine Lives$17.95DC2,497
3043Lone Wolf 2100 Vol. 2$12.95Dark Horse2,438
3191Kolchak Night Stalker Devil in the Details$6.95Moonstone2,409
3260Battle Angel Alita Last Order Vol. 1 Angel Reborn$9.95Viz2,394
3328Tomorrow Stories Book 1$17.95DC2,351
3427Comics Journal Library Vol. 2 Frank Miller$18.95Fantagraphics2,307
3550Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Vol. 2$11.99Marvel2,278
3636Goon Vol. 1 Nothin But Misery$15.95Dark Horse2,219
3744Wolverine Legends Vol. 4 Xisle$13.99Marvel2,175
3845Fantastic Four Legends Vol. 1 Unstable Molecules$13.99Marvel2,146
3951Y The Last Man Vol. 1 Unmanned$12.95DC2,073
4068CBLDF SPX 2003 Travel$9.95CBLDF2,044
4169Mars Vol. 12$9.99Tokyopop2,015
4270Motu Vol. 1 Shard of Darkness$9.95Crossgen2,000
4348Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon$13.95ComicsOne2,000
4432Transformers New Order$19.95Titan1,942
4540Alan Moores Small Killing New Ptg$16.95Avatar1,898
4622Promethea Book 4 HC$24.95DC1,869
4737Lost World$17.95Dark Horse1,869
4816Blankets$29.95Top Shelf1,854
4938In Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe$17.95DC1,854
5049Robotech Macross Saga Vol. 3$14.95DC1,854