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August 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 Marvel 1602 1 $3.50 Marvel 152,528
2 Batman 618 $2.25 DC 149,040
3 Superman Batman 1 $2.95 DC 135,880
4 Ultimate X-Men 36 $2.25 Marvel 111,929
5 Ultimate Spider-Man 44 $2.25 Marvel 103,762
6 Ultimate Spider-Man 45 $2.25 Marvel 101,929
7 New X-Men 144 $2.25 Marvel 101,034
8 Uncanny X-Men 429 $2.25 Marvel 95,088
9 Amazing Spider-Man 57 $2.25 Marvel 94,685
10 Amazing Spider-Man 56 $2.25 Marvel 93,478
11 Spectacular Spider-Man 3 $2.25 Marvel 79,096
12 Supreme Power 1 $2.99 Marvel 70,824
13 Wolverine 4 $2.25 Marvel 69,363
14 Daredevil 50 $2.99 Marvel 66,248
15 X-Treme X-Men 30 $2.99 Marvel 65,608
16 X-Treme X-Men 29 $2.99 Marvel 65,339
17 Transformers Generation One Vol. 2 5 $2.95 Dreamwave 62,388
18 Teen Titans 2 $2.50 DC 62,329
19 Incredible Hulk 59 $2.25 Marvel 60,108
20 JLA 84 $2.25 DC 59,899
21 JLA 85 $2.25 DC 59,139
22 Avengers 69 $2.25 Marvel 58,603
23 Fantastic Four 502 (#73) $2.25 Marvel 54,787
24 Fantastic Four 503 (#74) $2.25 Marvel 54,489
25 Spider-Man & Wolverine 3 $2.99 Marvel 53,640
26 Emma Frost 2 $2.50 Marvel 47,112
27 Outsiders 3 $2.50 DC 45,666
28 G.I. Joe 21* $2.95 Image 44,012
29 JSA 51 $2.50 DC 43,952
30 Captain America 16 $2.99 Marvel 43,684
31 Superman Birthright 2 $2.95 DC 43,013
32 Green Arrow 29 $2.50 DC 42,074
33 Exiles 30 $2.99 Marvel 41,806
34 Exiles 31 $2.99 Marvel 41,195
35 Exiles 32 $2.99 Marvel 41,076
36 Spawn 127 $2.50 Image 39,883
37 Mystique 5 $2.99 Marvel 39,332
38 G.I. Joe 20 $2.95 Image 39,108
39 Sojourn 25 $1.00 CrossGen 38,676
40 Detective Comics 785 $2.75 DC 38,482
41 Formerly Known As Justice League 2 $2.50 DC 38,363
42 Punisher 30 $2.99 Marvel 37,856
43 Thor Vikings 2 $3.50 Marvel 36,887
44 Batman Death & Maidens 1 $2.95 DC 36,858
45 Planetary 16 $2.95 DC 36,187
46 Flash 201 $2.25 DC 35,665
47 JSA All Stars 4 $2.50 DC 34,950
48 Green Lantern 168 $2.25 DC 34,458
49 Superman 196 $2.25 DC 34,086
50 Trouble 2 $2.99 Marvel 33,609
51 Superman Red Son 3 $5.95 DC 32,744
52 Thor 67 $2.99 Marvel 32,699
53 Thundercats Dogs of War 2 $2.95 DC 32,416
54 Transformers Armada 14 $2.95 Dreamwave 32,416
55 Kingpin 3 $2.50 Marvel 31,597
56 Authority Vol. 2 4 $2.95 DC 31,328
57 Action Comics 806 $2.25 DC 31,254
58 Iron Man 71 $2.99 Marvel 31,224
59 Wonder Woman 195 $2.25 DC 29,942
60 Thundercats Dogs of War 3 $2.95 DC 29,912
61 Batman Gotham Knights 44 $2.75 DC 29,823
62 Nightwing 84 $2.25 DC 29,793
63 Batgirl Year One 9 $2.95 DC 29,167
64 X-Statix 12 $2.99 Marvel 29,033
65 Hawkman 18 $2.50 DC 28,929
66 Adventures of Superman 619 $2.25 DC 28,511
67 Batgirl 43 $2.50 DC 28,362
68 Dark Days 2 $3.99 IDW 28,243
69 Birds of Prey 58 $2.50 DC 28,213
70 Alias 25 $2.99 Marvel 28,034
71 X-Men Phoenix 3 $2.99 Marvel 27,975
72 Aquaman 9 $2.50 DC 27,811
73 Doctor Fate 1 $2.50 DC 27,751
74 Arkham Asylum Living Hell 4 $2.50 DC 27,170
75 Captain Marvel 13 $2.99 Marvel 26,634
76 Supreme Power Sp Ed 1 $4.99 Marvel 26,589
77 Y The Last Man 14 $2.95 DC 26,559
78 Hulk Nightmerica 3 $2.99 Marvel 26,559
79 Powers 33 $2.95 Image 26,514
80 Superman & Batman Generations III 8 $2.95 DC 26,276
81 Authority Vol. 2 0 $2.95 DC 25,829
82 Paradise X Special A $2.99 Marvel 25,814
83 Fables 16 $2.50 DC 25,695
84 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 170 $2.50 DC 25,665
85 Namor 5 $2.25 Marvel 25,352
86 JLA Scary Monsters 6 $2.50 DC 25,337
87 Elektra 26 $2.99 Marvel 24,502
88 G.I. Joe Frontline 11 $2.95 Image 24,338
89 G.I. Joe Frontline 12 $2.95 Image 24,174
90 G.I. Joe Frontline 13 $2.95 Image 23,921
91 Ghost in the Shell 2 Man/Machine Interface 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 23,906
92 Inhumans 4 $2.50 Marvel 23,906
93 Smax 1 $2.95 DC 23,757
94 Agent X 13 $2.99 Marvel 23,712
95 Sojourn 26 $2.95 CrossGen 23,340
96 Spider-Girl 63 $2.99 Marvel 22,878
97 Magdalena Vol. 2 2 $2.99 Image 22,788
98 Legion 23 $2.50 DC 22,758
99 Human Torch 5 $2.50 Marvel 22,073
100 Witchblade 67 $2.99 Image 21,998
101 Robin 117 $2.25 DC 21,834
102 Masters of the Universe Vol. 2 6 $2.95 Image 21,775
103 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated 3 $2.95 Dreamwave 21,596
104 Frank Millers Robocop 1 $3.50 Avatar 21,566
105 Darkness Wanted Dead One-Shot $2.99 Image 21,507
106 Battle of the Planets 12 $4.99 Image 21,417
107 Arrowsmith 2 $2.95 DC 20,940
108 Tomb Raider 32 $2.99 Image 20,568
109 Sentinel 5 $2.50 Marvel 20,493
110 Hellboy Weird Tales 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 20,091
111 Joss Whedons Fray 8 $2.99 Dark Horse 19,688
112 Empire 2 $2.50 DC 19,644
113 Batman Tenses 1 $6.95 DC 19,644
114 Runaways 5 $2.50 Marvel 19,584
115 Robotech Love & War 3 $2.95 DC 19,494
116 Criminal Macabre Cal Mcdonald Mystery 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 19,181
117 Filth 12 $2.95 DC 18,734
118 Liberty Meadows 33 $2.95 Image 18,556
119 Star Wars Jedi Aayla Secura One-Shot $4.99 Dark Horse 18,496
120 Hero 7 $2.50 DC 18,481
121 Eternal 3 $2.99 Marvel 18,436
122 Tom Strong 21 $2.95 DC 18,436
123 Fallen Angel 2 $2.50 DC 18,257
124 Batman Nevermore 5 $2.50 DC 17,974
125 Human Target 1 $2.95 DC 17,855
126 Terra Obscura 3 $2.95 DC 17,602
127 John Carpenters Snake Plissken 2 $2.99 CrossGen 17,468
128 Gotham Central 10 $2.50 DC 17,244
129 Crew 4 $2.99 Marvel 16,514
130 Ruse 22 $2.95 CrossGen 16,335
131 Ultimate Adventures 5 $2.99 Marvel 16,305
132 Hellblazer 187 $2.75 DC 16,245
133 Reign of the Zodiac 1 $2.75 DC 16,052
134 Startling Stories Thing Last Line of Defense 1 $3.50 Marvel 15,783
135 Witchblade Animated One-Shot $2.99 Image 15,590
136 Red 2 $2.95 DC 15,575
137 Harley Quinn 35 $2.50 DC 15,336
138 Losers 3 $2.95 DC 15,143
139 Superman Metropolis 7 $2.95 DC 15,068
140 Wildcats Version 3.0 13 $2.95 DC 14,934
141 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 60 $2.99 Dark Horse 14,770
142 Gen 13 12 $2.95 DC 14,710
143 Sam & Twitch 24 $2.50 Image 14,546
144 Way of the Rat 16 $2.95 CrossGen 14,338
145 Brath 6 $2.95 CrossGen 14,025
146 Simpsons Comics 85 $2.99 Bongo 13,950
147 Hedge Knight 1 $2.95 Image 13,876
148 Batman Adventures 5 $2.25 DC 13,786
149 Scooby Doo Dollar Comic $1.00 DC 13,756
150 Lucifer 41 $2.50 DC 13,622
151 Justice League Adventures 22 $2.25 DC 13,488
152 Possessed 2 $2.95 DC 13,324
153 Path 17 $2.95 CrossGen 13,205
154 Stormwatch Team Achilles 14 $2.95 DC 12,475
155 CSI Bad Rap 1 $3.99 IDW 12,296
156 Teen Titans 1 3rd Printing $2.50 DC 12,102
157 Bad Girls 1 $2.50 DC 12,042
158 Casefiles Sam & Twitch 2 $2.50 Image 11,655
159 Extinction Event 2 $2.50 DC 11,595
160 Aria Uses of Enchantment 3 $2.95 Image 11,580
161 Mystic 39 $2.95 CrossGen 11,476
162 Micronauts 10 $2.95 Image 11,461
163 Kiss 12 $2.99 Dark Horse 11,446
164 Beware The Creeper 5 $2.95 DC 11,416
165 Strangers in Paradise Vol. III 59 $2.95 Abstract 11,342
166 Meridian 38 $2.95 CrossGen 11,178
167 Necrowar 2 $2.95 Dreamwave 11,104
168 Mark of Charon 5 $2.95 CrossGen 11,059
169 First 34 $2.95 CrossGen 10,791
170 Human Defense Corps 4 $2.50 DC 10,328
171 Dragons Lair Singes Revenge 1 $2.95 CrossGen 9,971
172 Cinnamon El Ciclo 1 $2.50 DC 9,941
173 Batman 617 $2.25 DC 9,703
174 Xin Journey of the Monkey King 3 $2.99 Harris 9,315
175 Sleeper 8 $2.95 DC 9,091
176 Shonen Jump Vol. 1 $4.95 Viz 8,868
177 Dh Goon 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 8,659
178 Vampirella 22 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 8,615
179 Hellhounds 1 $2.95 Image 8,540
180 Spyboy 13.3 Manga Affair 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,974
181 R.A. Salvatore Demon Wars Vol. 2 4 $2.95 CrossGen 7,929
182 Assassin 1 $2.99 APC 7,854
183 Noble Causes Distant Relatives 1 $2.95 Image 7,780
184 Feather 1 $2.95 Image 7,705
185 Powerpuff Girls 41 $2.25 DC 7,586
186 Faction Paradox 1 $2.95 Image 7,541
187 Vertigo Pop Bangkok 4 $2.95 DC 7,124
188 Galactic 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 7,035
189 Syn 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,945
190 Oh My Goddess 100 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,915
191 Terminator 3 Eyes of the Rise 3 $5.95 Beckett 6,841
192 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11 $2.95 Mirage 6,781
193 Rotogin Junkbotz 2 $2.95 Image 6,737
194 Knights of the Dinner Table 82 $3.99 Kenzer 6,677
195 Uncle Scrooge 321 $6.95 Gemstone 6,573
196 Grendel God & Devil 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 6,453
197 Titans/Young Justice Graduation Day Compendium $6.95 DC 6,334
198 Sonic The Hedgehog 126 $2.19 Archie 6,245
199 Scooby Doo 75 $2.25 DC 6,215
200 Shi Sempo 1 $3.50 Avatar 6,170
201 Cerebus 292 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 6,096
202 Blade of the Immortal Shadows One-Shot 81 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,066
203 Walt Disneys Comics & Stories 636 $6.95 Gemstone 6,006
204 Go Boy 7 Human Action Machine 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 5,872
205 Jack Staff 3 $2.95 Image 5,649
206 Misplaced 2 $2.95 Image 5,529
207 Sweatshop 5 $2.95 DC 5,351
208 Outsiders Double Feature $4.95 DC 5,097
209 Tony Millionaire Sock Monkey 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 4,933
210 Super Manga Blast 34 $5.99 Dark Horse 4,710
211 Heirs of Eternity 4 $2.95 Image 4,576
212 Puffed 2 $2.95 Image 4,471
213 Shadows 3 $2.95 Image 4,456
214 Cannon God Exaxxion 16 $2.99 Dark Horse 4,441
215 Strangers 5 $2.95 Image 4,367
216 Agents 4 $2.95 Image 4,337
217 Poison Elves 74 $2.95 Sirius 4,292
218 Outsiders 2 $2.50 DC 4,054
219 Flash 200 $3.50 DC 3,950
220 DF Witchblade Demon 1 $6.99 Dynamic Forces 3,935
221 Dungeons & Dragons Where Shadows Fall 1 $3.50 Kenzer 3,890
222 Terry Moores Paradise Too 14 $2.95 Abstract 3,830
223 Dork Tower 24 $2.99 Dork Storm 3,786
224 Scooter Girl 3 $2.99 Oni 3,681
225 Shi Sempo 1/2 $3.95 Comic Cavalcade 3,651
226 Looney Tunes 105 $2.25 DC 3,547
227 Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman Trinity 2 $6.95 DC 3,517
228 Marquis Sin of One 1 $2.99 Oni 3,383
229 Archie 539 $2.19 Archie 3,145
230 G.I. Joe/Transformers 1 $2.95 Image 3,115
231 Gun Fu Lost City 1 $3.50 Axiom 3,115
232 Love Fights 3 $2.99 Oni 3,100
233 Betty & Veronica 191 $2.19 Archie 3,070
234 Warren Ellis Strange Killings Strong Medicine 2 $3.50 Avatar 2,966
235 Knights of the Dinner Table Table Illustrated 25 $2.99 Kenzer 2,936
236 Artesia Afire 3 $3.95 Archaia 2,891
237 Empire 1 $2.50 DC 2,757
238 Betty 129 $2.19 Archie 2,683
239 Cartoon Cartoons 21 $2.25 DC 2,578
240 Veronica 143 $2.19 Archie 2,519
241 Gift 1 $2.95 Overcast 2,504
242 Archie & Friends 74 $2.19 Archie 2,489
243 Sabrina Vol. 2 49 $2.19 Archie 2,489
244 Archie Double Digest 145 $3.59 Archie 2,474
245 Trouble 1 $2.99 Marvel 2,459
246 Neotopia Vol. 2 1 $2.99 Antarctic 2,429
247 Batman 616 $2.25 DC 2,370
248 Big Bang Summer Sp 1 $4.95 Image 2,265
249 Ninja High School 108 $3.50 Antarctic 2,251
250 Ap How To Draw Manga 25 $4.95 Antarctic 2,221
251 Pals N Gals Double Digest 78 $3.59 Archie 2,221
252 Jughead 153 $2.19 Archie 2,161
253 Teenagers From Mars 7 $2.99 Teenagers from Mars 2,131
254 Archie Digest 201 $2.39 Archie 2,116
255 Transformers Generation One Vol. 2 4 $2.95 Dreamwave 2,116
256 Archie Mysteries 30 $2.19 Archie 2,101
257 Marvel Must Haves Ultimate X-Men 34-35 $2.99 Marvel 2,101
258 Betty & Veronica Digest 141 $2.39 Archie 2,087
259 Jugheads Double Digest 97 $3.59 Archie 2,042
260 Batman 615 $2.25 DC 1,938
261 Awesome Man 2 $3.50 Astonish 1,893
262 Jughead W/Archie Digest 186 $2.39 Archie 1,744
263 Outlook Grim 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,699
264 Frank Millers Robocop 1 Platinum $3.75 Avatar 1,669
265 Genus 60 $3.50 Radio 1,669
266 Junction 17 1 $3.50 Antarctic 1,625
267 Raijin Comics 33 $4.95 Gutsoon 1,565
268 Raijin Comics 34 $4.95 Gutsoon 1,565
269 Raijin Comics 35 $4.95 Gutsoon 1,550
270 Raijin Comics 36 $4.95 Gutsoon 1,535
271 Tick Circus Maximus Update 2003 1 $3.95 New England 1,535
272 Losers 2 $2.95 DC 1,505
273 Kickass Girl Skeletons I/Closet 1* $2.99 Neko 1,341
274 Finder 32 $2.95 Lightspeed 1,326
275 Birds of Prey 57 $2.50 DC 1,297
276 Luftwaffe 1946 12 $5.95 Antarctic 1,267
277 Warren Ellis Strange Killings Strong Medicine Wrap Cvr 2 $3.95 Avatar 1,192
278 Spectacular Spider-Man 2 $2.25 Marvel 1,177
279 Beelza Bob 1 $3.95 Comics Conspiracy 1,177
280 Angry Youth Comix 5 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 1,177
281 Marvel Must Haves Wolverine 1-3 $3.99 Marvel 1,148
282 Batman 610 $2.25 DC 1,133
283 Darkness 2 Megacon Con Ed $3.00 Image 1,133
284 Silencers 2 $3.50 Moonstone 1,103
285 Twilight X Storm 4 $3.50 Antarctic 1,103
286 Laughter of the Damned 3 $2.75 AAA Milwaukee 1,103
287 Transformers More Than Meets Eye Off Gd 4 $5.25 Dreamwave 1,103
288 Criminal Macabre Cal Mcdonald Mystery 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 1,073
289 Furrlough 126 $2.99 Radio 1,043
290 Vampirella 22 Ltd Ed $9.95 Harris 1,028
291 Warhammer Monthly 71 $3.50 Games Workshop 1,013
292 Dildo 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 969
293 Supernatural Law 38 $2.95 Exhibit A 969
294 Hit The Beach 2003 $4.99 Radio 939
295 I Feel Sick 2 $3.95 Slave Labor 939
296 Warrior Nun Areala 20 $3.50 Antarctic 924
297 Bootleg 8 $3.95 White Lightning 924
298 Red 1 $2.95 DC 924
299 JLA 83 $2.25 DC 924
300 Demolution Engine 1 $3.95 Disgruntled Fanboy 909
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Y The Last Man Cycles Vol. 2 $12.95 DC 8,003
2 Batman Hong Kong HC $24.95 DC 7,020
3 Dh Book of Hauntings HC $14.95 Dark Horse 6,558
4 Wonder Woman Hiketeia $17.95 DC 4,799
5 Essential Human Torch Vol. 1 $14.99 Marvel 4,069
6 Squadron Supreme $29.99 Marvel 3,875
7 Maxx Book One $17.95 DC 3,726
8 JLA Obsidian Age Book Two $12.95 DC 3,681
9 Batman Archives Vol. 1 HC New Price $19.95 DC 3,383
10 Star Wars Long Time Ago Vol. 7 Far Far Away $29.95 Dark Horse 3,204
11 Superman & Batman Generations II $19.95 DC 3,145
12 Star Wars Empire Vol. 1 $12.95 Dark Horse 3,055
13 Ranma 1/2 Vol. 23 $9.95 Viz 2,966
14 Earth X Vol. 4 Paradise X Book 1 $29.99 Marvel 2,847
15 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book One $14.95 DC 2,683
16 Star Wars Dark Empire 3rd Ed $16.95 Dark Horse 2,653
17 Will Eisners Spirit Archives Vol. 11 HC $49.95 DC 2,593
18 Love Hina Vol. 13 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,563
19 Batman Aliens II $14.95 DC 2,534
20 Thor Legends Vol. 2 Walt Simonson Book 2 $24.99 Marvel 2,519
21 Chobits Vol. 7 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,489
22 Quimby The Mouse $14.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 2,400
23 Human Target Final Cut $19.95 DC 2,251
24 Astro Boy Vol. 17 $9.95 Dark Horse 2,236
25 Al Capp Lil Abner Frazetta Sundays Vol. 1 HC $18.95 Dark Horse 2,206
26 Ultimate Marvel Team-Up Vol. 3 $12.99 Marvel 2,176
27 Astro Boy Vol. 18 $9.95 Dark Horse 2,161
28 Plastic Man Archives Vol. 5 HC $49.95 DC 2,116
29 CSI Serial $19.99 IDW 2,042
30 Batman Cult $19.95 DC 1,967
31 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose Vol. 1 $24.99 Broadsword 1,938
32 Escaflowne Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,893
33 Cage $13.99 Marvel 1,893
34 Death At Deaths Door $9.95 DC 1,803
35 WildCats Version 3.0 Brand Building $14.95 DC 1,788
36 Liberty Meadows HC Vol. 1 Eden HC $24.95 Image 1,699
37 Dragonball Vol. 12 Shonen J Ed $7.95 Viz 1,669
38 X-Statix Vol. 2 Good Guys & Bad Guys $15.99 Marvel 1,654
39 Dork Vol. 2 Circling Drain $13.95 Slave Labor 1,625
40 Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating DC Universe Book Two $19.95 DC 1,625
41 Cannon God Exaxxion Stage 2 $14.95 Dark Horse 1,610
42 Acme Novelty Datebook $39.95 Drawn & Quarterly 1,610
43 Scarlet Traces HC $14.95 Dark Horse 1,565
44 GTO Vol. 13 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,565
45 Transformers Time Wars $19.95 Titan 1,550
46 Red Star Complete Coll Vol. 1 $24.95 Archangel 1,535
47 X-Men Evolution Vol. 2 $11.99 Marvel 1,535
48 Castle in the Sky Vol. 3 $9.95 Viz 1,461
49 Origin $14.99 Marvel 1,431
50 Spongebob Squarepants Cinemanga Vol. 1 $7.99 Tokyopop 1,431




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