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September 2003 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Jim Lee's successful  Batman run concluded, helpining DC to top the charts. The long-awaited JLA/Avengers crossover finally came out; the first issue was credited to Marvel in the charts.

Full disclosure, affecting many charts going forward: my first professional comic book work released from Marvel this month with Crimson Dynamo #1. For a complete list of titles I wrote, see my fiction site.

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
12Batman619$2.25DC235,122
21JLA Avengers1$5.95Marvel191,014
33Marvel 16022$3.50Marvel133,503
44Ultimate Six1$2.99Marvel132,703
57Ultimate X-Men37$2.25Marvel109,238
68New X-Men146$2.25Marvel106,181
75Ultimate Spider-Man46$2.99Marvel106,017
86Superman/Batman2$2.95DC105,076
910New X-Men145$2.25Marvel101,879
1012Uncanny X-Men430$2.25Marvel94,707
1113Uncanny X-Men431$2.25Marvel92,873
1214Amazing Spider-Man58$2.25Marvel92,826
1317Wolverine5$2.25Marvel82,199
149Supreme Power2$2.99Marvel77,943
1523Spectacular Spider-Man4$2.25Marvel74,957
1611Transformers/G.I. Joe1$2.95Dreamwave74,228
1724Teen Titans3$2.50DC67,010
1816X-Treme X-Men31$2.99Marvel64,588
1920G.I. Joe/Transformers3$2.95Image60,779
2019Daredevil51$2.99Marvel59,980
2127JLA86$2.25DC59,839
2228JLA87$2.25DC59,016
2329Incredible Hulk60$2.25Marvel58,922
2421Daredevil52$2.99Marvel58,898
2531Incredible Hulk61$2.25Marvel57,629
2615League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. II6$3.50DC57,276
2741Fantastic Four504 (75)$2.25Marvel54,196
2818Born3$3.50Marvel51,539
2925Spider-Man & Wolverine4$2.99Marvel50,622
3022Born4$3.50Marvel49,893
3150Venom4$2.25Marvel47,166
3242Outsiders4$2.50DC47,072
3347JSA52$2.50DC43,991
3448Emma Frost3$2.50Marvel43,639
3549JLA Z1$2.50DC43,592
3630Captain America17$2.99Marvel43,545
3733Captain America18$2.99Marvel42,957
3836Exiles33$2.99Marvel41,875
3939Superman Birthright3$2.95DC41,805
4060New Mutants4$2.25Marvel41,687
4140Exiles34$2.99Marvel41,170
4252Green Arrow30$2.50DC40,676
4353Formerly Known at the Justice League3$2.50DC40,371
4443Mystique6$2.99Marvel38,842
4544Street Fighter1$2.95Image38,419
4658Spawn128$2.50Image38,301
4751Detective Comics786$2.75DC37,996
4845Punisher32$2.99Marvel37,455
4946Punisher31$2.99Marvel37,220
5037Thor Vikings3$3.50Marvel35,268
5171Flash202$2.25DC34,798
5275Superman197$2.25DC33,623
5376Green Lantern169$2.25DC33,340
5466JSA All Stars5$2.50DC33,270
5556Wolverine Snikt4$2.99Marvel32,870
5657Thor68$2.99Marvel32,541
5759Batman Death & Maidens2$2.95DC32,141
5885Action Comics807$2.25DC31,036
5962Transformers Armada15$2.95Dreamwave30,683
6061Iron Man72$2.99Marvel30,613
6163Trouble3$2.99Marvel30,237
6291Nightwing85$2.25DC29,461
6377Birds of Prey59$2.50DC29,461
6478Hawkman19$2.50DC29,155
6565Authority Vol. 25$2.95DC28,967
6670Batman Gotham Knights45$2.75DC28,826
67100Adventures of Superman620$2.25DC28,262
6883Kingpin4$2.50Marvel28,215
6968Thundercats Dogs of War4$2.95DC28,121
7084Batgirl44$2.50DC27,956
7167Alias26$2.99Marvel27,768
72104Wonder Woman196$2.25DC27,697
7369Weapon X12$2.99Marvel27,063
7492Aquaman10$2.50DC26,522
7594Arkham Asylum Living Hell5$2.50DC26,216
7696Fables17$2.50DC26,005
7774Superman & Batman Generations III9$2.95DC25,981
7873Captain Marvel14$2.99Marvel25,769
7998Crimson Dynamo1$2.50Marvel25,605
8099Batman Legends of the Dark Knight171$2.50DC25,440
8155Dark Days3$3.99IDW25,111
82117Namor6$2.25Marvel24,735
8332Transformers More Than Meets Eye Official Gd6$5.25Dreamwave24,594
8434Transformers More Than Meets Eye Official Gd5$5.25Dreamwave24,359
8580G.I. Joe Frontline14$2.95Image24,265
8679Darkness Vol. 25$2.99Image24,194
8781Elektra27$2.99Marvel23,888
8882Agent X14$2.99Marvel23,841
89110Catwoman22$2.50DC23,606
9087Sojourn27$2.95CrossGen23,418
9126Fables The Last Castle$5.95DC23,324
92112Doctor Fate2$2.50DC23,183
93113Catwoman23$2.50DC22,924
94114Legion24$2.50DC22,783
9589Spider-Girl64$2.99Marvel22,572
9693Lobo Unbound3$2.95DC22,407
97116Inhumans5$2.50Marvel22,290
9890Hulk Nightmerica4$2.99Marvel22,219
9972Ghost in the Shell 2 Man/Machine Interface7$3.50Dark Horse22,219
100131Robin118$2.25DC21,937
10197Star Wars Empire11$2.99Dark Horse21,514
102101Arrowsmith3$2.95DC21,373
103102Dawn Three Tiers2$2.95Image21,208
104103Smax2$2.95DC21,138
105124Human Torch6$2.50Marvel20,879
106106El Cazador1$2.95CrossGen20,832
107105Witchblade68$2.99Image20,644
108107Tomb Raider33$2.99Image20,456
109108Star Wars Republic57$2.99Dark Horse20,244
110126Runaways6$2.50Marvel20,150
111127Empire3$2.50DC20,126
112128Demon Driven Out1$2.50DC20,103
113109Witchblade69$2.99Image19,821
114129Crimson Dynamo2$2.50Marvel19,797
115130Sentinel6$2.50Marvel19,774
116111Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated4$2.95Dreamwave19,680
117136Domino4$2.50Marvel19,115
118115Brian Pulido Lady Death7$2.95CrossGen18,951
119118Sandman Endless Nights Incentive Sp$2.95DC18,786
120119BPRD Night Train1$2.99Dark Horse18,504
121121Voltron Defender of the Universe4$2.95Image18,481
122122Filth13$2.95DC18,481
123123Robotech Love & War4$2.95DC18,434
124120Criminal Macabre Cal Mcdonald Mystery5$2.99Dark Horse18,340
12535Batman Tenses2$6.95DC18,316
126155Wolverine4$2.25Marvel17,775
12738Superman Blood of My Ancestors$6.95DC17,775
128142Hero8$2.50DC17,658
12986Smallville4$3.95DC17,611
130147Gotham Central11$2.50DC17,164
131125Eternal4$2.99Marvel16,929
13254Transformers/G.I. Joe Holofoil Cvr1$5.95Dreamwave16,929
133149Fallen Angel3$2.50DC16,811
134132Promethea27$2.95DC16,623
135135Terra Obscura4$2.95DC16,270
136134Shrek1$2.99Dark Horse16,223
137137Megaman1$2.95Dreamwave16,176
138154Gun Theory1$2.50Marvel16,035
139143Hellblazer188$2.75DC15,988
140139Losers4$2.95DC15,212
141141Solus6$2.95CrossGen15,001
142140Crew5$2.99Marvel15,001
143164Harley Quinn36$2.50DC14,860
144145Superman Metropolis8$2.95DC14,578
145146Wildcats Version 3.014$2.95DC14,554
146144Buffy the Vampire Slayer61$2.99Dark Horse14,507
147148Human Target2$2.95DC14,484
148151Gen 1313$2.95DC14,084
14988Motu Icons of Evil Trap Jaw1$4.95CrossGen13,919
150133Startling Stories Thing Night Falls On Yancy St4$3.50Marvel13,896
151152Simpsons Comics86$2.99Bongo13,872
152171Lucifer42$2.50DC13,661
153184Batman Adventures6$2.25DC13,590
154157Brath7$2.95CrossGen13,473
155185Justice League Adventures23$2.25DC13,449
156156Lone Wolf 21009$2.99Dark Horse13,284
15795Motu Icons of Evil Tri Klops1$4.95CrossGen13,167
158159Scion39$2.95CrossGen13,120
159168Reign of the Zodiac2$2.75DC12,791
160179Icandy1$2.50DC12,744
16164Wonder Woman Blue Amazon$6.95DC12,603
162165Path18$2.95CrossGen12,532
163167Stormwatch Team Achilles15$2.95DC12,179
164169Negation21$2.95CrossGen11,850
165170Bart Simpson Comics13$2.99Bongo11,592
166172Possessed3$2.95DC11,450
167174Strangers In Paradise Vol. III60$2.95Abstract11,145
168175Silken Ghost4$2.95CrossGen11,145
169173Kiss13$2.99Dark Horse11,098
170176Darkminds Macropolis Vol. 21$2.95Dreamwave11,098
171177Sigil39$2.95CrossGen11,074
172178Route 66615$2.95CrossGen10,839
173187Casefiles Sam & Twitch3$2.50Image10,816
174180Wildguard Casting Call1$2.95Image10,792
175181Savage Dragon110$2.95Image10,604
176182Silken Ghost5$2.95CrossGen10,533
177183Tarot Witch of the Black Rose22$2.95Broadsword10,463
178153Wake The Dead1$3.99IDW10,392
179189Extinction Event3$2.50DC10,040
180190Inferno Hellbound1*$2.50Image9,993
181193Bad Girls2$2.50DC9,640
182186Necrowar3$2.95Dreamwave9,499
183195Human Defense Corps5$2.50DC9,475
184166Ultraman Tiga1$3.99Dark Horse9,123
185194American Century27$2.75DC8,700
186191Violent Messiahs Lamenting Pain4$2.95Image8,464
187200Cinnamon El Ciclo2$2.50DC8,206
188192Lone1$2.99Dark Horse8,159
189162Shonen Jump Vol. 1$4.95Viz7,641
190163Darkness Coll Ed1$4.95Image7,524
19119721 Down12$2.95DC7,500
192213Powerpuff Girls42$2.25DC7,406
193199Mickey Mouse & Friends257$2.95Gemstone7,265
194202David & Goliath1$2.95Image6,795
195138Madman Super Groovy King Size Sp1$6.95Oni6,654
196203Mythstalkers4$2.95Image6,607
197204Rex Mundi5$2.95Image6,607
198188Knights of the Dinner Table83$3.99Kenzer6,607
199205Hell2$2.99Dark Horse6,489
200161Terminator 3 Eyes of the Rise4$5.95Beckett6,372
201221Sonic The Hedgehog127$2.19Archie6,254
202206Oh My Goddess101$2.99Dark Horse6,184
203198Grendel God & Devil8$3.50Dark Horse6,137
204222Cerebus293$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim6,066
205207Blade of the Immortal Shadows82$2.99Dark Horse6,066
206209Kore4$2.95Image6,043
207150Uncle Scrooge322$6.95Gemstone6,019
208223Scooby Doo76$2.25DC5,972
209210Hedge Knight2$2.95Image5,925
210212Donald Duck & Friends308$2.95Gemstone5,855
211214Venture4$2.95Image5,596
212158Walt Disneys Comics & Stories637$6.95Gemstone5,596
213160Underworld Movie Adaptation$6.99IDW5,502
214255Transformers/G.I. Joe1 Df Exc Alt Cvr$1.48Dreamwave5,478
215226Batman618$2.25DC5,431
216217Hellhounds2*$2.95Image5,196
217219Sweatshop6$2.95DC4,891
218220Battle of the Planets4$2.99Image4,702
219232Fathom13$2.50Image4,608
220224Cannon God Exaxxion17$2.99Dark Horse4,420
221225Bear2$2.95Slave Labor4,326
222227Heirs of Eternity5$2.95Image4,068
223230Puffed3$2.95Image4,021
224228Battle of the Planets3$2.99Image3,997
225312Tomb Raider14$1.25Image3,997
226231Stargate SG1 Con Sp$2.99Avatar3,974
227242Inferno Hellbound2$2.50Image3,809
228196Hedge Knight Vallejo Cvr2$5.95Image3,715
229236Strangers6$2.95Image3,644
230237Agents5$2.95Image3,621
231254Looney Tunes106$2.25DC3,597
232211Witchblade/Lady Death Sp$4.95Image3,503
233201Megaman Holofoil Cvr1$5.95Dreamwave3,433
234240Gloom Cookie17$2.95Slave Labor3,268
235264Archie540$2.19Archie3,221
236259Fathom4$2.50Image3,104
237244Nightmares & Fairy Tales6$2.95Slave Labor3,080
238218Gold Digger Annual 2003$4.95Antarctic3,057
239266Sabrina Vol. 250$2.19Archie3,057
240208Overkill2$5.95Image3,010
241267Betty & Veronica192$2.19Archie3,010
242262Tomb Raider17$2.50Image3,010
243248Love Fights4$2.99Oni2,939
244233Stargate SG1 Con Sp Photo Cvr$3.95Avatar2,845
245252Nodwick21$2.99Dork Storm2,751
246265Rising Stars15$2.50Image2,704
247256Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated26$2.99Kenzer2,704
248276Batman617$2.25DC2,680
249258Cavewoman Jungle Tales2$2.95Basement2,633
250268Rising Stars17$2.50Image2,610
251287Cartoon Cartoons22$2.25DC2,610
252290Betty130$2.19Archie2,586
253292Veronica144$2.19Archie2,563
254293Archie & Friends75$2.19Archie2,563
255272Rising Stars18$2.50Image2,516
256238Metal Hurlant8$3.95Humanoids2,492
257245Betty & Veronica Double Digest118$3.59Archie2,492
258263Superman Batman1$2.95DC2,492
259275Fathom14$2.50Image2,445
260277Tomb Raider15$2.50Image2,398
261251Archie Double Digest146$3.59Archie2,375
262301Flash201$2.25DC2,375
263306Betty & Veronica Spectacular62$2.19Archie2,351
264288Teen Titans1*$2.50DC2,328
265215DF Transformers/G.I. Joe Alt Cvr1$6.99Dynamic Forces2,281
266291Outsiders3$2.50DC2,257
267235Outsiders Double Feature$4.95DC2,234
268234Street Fighter Chen Cvr1$5.00Image2,210
269297Tomb Raider22$2.50Image2,210
270250Kin6$3.95Image2,210
271314Batman616$2.25DC2,210
272269Tomb Raider Journeys4$2.95Image2,163
273261Ninja High School109$3.50Antarctic2,163
274270Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights8$2.99Kenzer2,140
275260Pals N Gals Double Digest79$3.59Archie2,116
276325Archie Mysteries31$2.19Archie2,069
277229Dark Crossings Dark Cloud Rising1$5.95Image1,999
278257Tom Judge End of Days1$3.99Image1,999
279284Fathom Killians Tide3$2.95Image1,999
280329Street Fighter Madureira Cvr1 Ex Red Foil$2.25Image1,999
281286Black Tide7$2.95Angel Gate1,975
282330Wonder Woman195$2.25DC1,975
283332Batman615$2.25DC1,952
284241Tomb Raider30$4.99Image1,928
285294Tomb Raider Journeys3$2.95Image1,904
286289PS2383$2.99Dork Storm1,904
287300Zen3$2.95Zen1,810
288298Rising Stars Bright3$2.99Image1,810
289299Rising Stars Bright1$2.99Image1,810
290302Skully Underpants1$2.95Slave Labor1,787
291336Laugh Digest187$2.39Archie1,763
292249Ninja High School Yearbook 2003$4.95Antarctic1,763
293274Sex Warrior Isane2$3.50Fantagraphics1,763
294304Tomb Raider Journeys5$2.95Image1,763
295355Cerebus294$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim1,716
296335Rising Stars16$2.50Image1,716
297282Milk36$3.50Radio1,693
298308Neotopia Vol. 22$2.99Antarctic1,693
299313Three Strikes4$2.99Oni1,669
300352Jughead W/Archie Digest187$2.39Archie1,646

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September 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

The Sandman Endless Nights hardcover was a major success.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Sandman Endless Nights HC$24.95DC26,381
27100 Bullets Vol. 6 Six Feet Under Gun$12.95DC6,231
36JLA JSA Virtue & Vice$17.95DC5,384
42Batman Illustrated By Neal Adams Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC4,891
512Batman Bruce Wayne Fugitive Vol. 3$12.95DC4,655
624Love Hina Vol. 14$9.99Tokyopop4,467
726Elfquest Wolfrider Vol. 1$9.95DC3,950
815JSA Stealing Thunder$14.95DC3,715
916DC Marvel Crossover Classic Iv$14.95DC3,691
105Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 3 HC$29.99Marvel3,362
1131Dot Hack Sign Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop3,174
1213Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 Holy War$17.99Marvel3,174
1310Batman Black & White Vol. 2$19.95DC3,080
1420Exiles Vol. 5 Unnatural Instinct$14.99Marvel3,057
1511Green Lantern Emerald Twilight New Dawn$19.95DC3,057
1625Tom Strong Book Two$14.95DC2,916
1714Epicurus The Sage$19.95DC2,845
1819Avengers Legends Vol. 3 George Perez Book 1$16.99Marvel2,821
1936Superman Day of Doom$9.95DC2,727
2021Usagi Yojimbo Duel At Kitanoji$16.95Dark Horse2,704
219Art of Joseph Michael Linsner$24.95Image2,657
228New X-Men Vol. 2 HC$29.99Marvel2,633
2337FLCL Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop2,633
243Silver Age Teen Titans Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC2,539
2557Powerpuff Girls Vol. 1 Titans of theownsville$6.95DC2,539
2664Powerpuff Girls Vol. 2 Go Girls Go$6.95DC2,398
2756Yu-Gi-Oh Vol. 2 Cards With Teeth$7.95Viz2,257
284Absolute Authority Vol. 2 Oversized HC$49.95DC2,257
2942GTO Vol. 14$9.99Tokyopop2,234
3045Kare Kano Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop2,140
3146One Bad Day$9.95Oni2,140
3230Peter Parker Spider-Man Vol. 5 Senseless Violence$14.99Marvel2,116
3328Captain America Vol. 1 New Deal$16.99Marvel2,093
3427Superman End of the Century$17.95DC2,093
3548Escaflowne Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop2,022
3649Mars Vol. 14$9.99Tokyopop1,999
3732Transformers Armada Vol. 2$15.95Dreamwave1,952
3835Captain Marvel Vol. 2 Coven$14.99Marvel1,881
3966Whats Michael Vol. 8 Show Time$8.95Dark Horse1,810
4029Thor Vol. 4 Spiral$19.99Marvel1,763
4158Kodocha Vol. 9 Sanas Stage$9.99Tokyopop1,740
4238Robotech Macross Saga Vol. 4$14.95DC1,716
4347Courtney Crumrin & Coven of Mystics$11.95Oni1,693
4434Zero Girl Full Circle$17.95DC1,622
4565Gravitation Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,622
4685Dragonball Z Vol. 13 Shonen J Ed$7.95Viz1,622
4768Peach Girl Change of Heart Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop1,599
48123Fathom Coll Ed$5.95Image1,599
4933Transformers Cybertron Redux $19.95Titan1,552
5071Baby Birth Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,528