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Aggregated 2004 Comic Book Sales Figures
Comics Sold to North American Comics Shops as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors

My analyses of final orders from Diamond Comic Distributors for these months can be found here:

January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004

The final rankings for all comics and trade paperbacks during the year appear below. Diamond reported these issues without indexes allowing actual sales estimates to be calculated. You can find the first-month sales for these issues in the monthly charts; click one of the months above or use the search tool at the top of the page to find the specific issue. But note that those monthly numbers do not include reorders for the entire year; the rankings below do take the entire year's sales into account.


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher
1 Superman 204 $2.50 DC
2 New Avengers 1 $2.25 Marvel
3 Superman/Batman 8 $2.95 DC
4 Identity Crisis 1 $3.95 DC
5 Astnishing X-Men 1 $2.99 Marvel
6 Superman 205 $2.50 DC
7 Superman/Batman 10 $2.95 DC
8 Identity Crisis 2 $3.95 DC
9 Superman 206 $2.50 DC
10 Superman/Batman 9 $2.95 DC
11 Superman/Batman 13 $2.95 DC
12 Green Lantern Rebirth 1 $2.95 DC
13 Superman/Batman 11 $2.95 DC
14 Astonishing X-Men 4 $2.99 DC
15 Identity Crisis 3 $3.95 DC
16 Ultimates 1 $2.99 Marvel
17 Identity Crisis 4 $3.95 DC
18 Superman/Batman 12 $2.95 DC
19 Avengers Justice League Unlimited 4 $5.95 DC
20 Superman 207 $2.50 DC
21 Identity Crisis 5 $3.95 DC
22 Identity Crisis 7 $3.95 DC
23 Marvel Knights Spider-Man 1 $2.99 Marvel
24 Identity Crisis 6 $3.95 DC
25 Astonishing X-Men 2 $2.99 Marvel
26 Secret War 1 $3.99 Marvel
27 Astonishing X-Men 6 $2.99 Marvel
28 Astonishing X-Men 5 $2.99 Marvel
29 Astonishing X-Men 7 $2.99 Marvel
30 Superman 208 $2.50 DC
31 Astonishing X-Men 3 $2.99 Marvel
32 Ultimate Fantastic Four 2 $2.25 Marvel
33 Superman/Batman 14 $2.95 DC
34 New X-Men 151 $2.25 Marvel
35 Green Lantern Rebirth 2 $2.95 DC
36 New X-Men 152 $2.25 Marvel
37 Superman/Batman 15 $2.95 DC
38 Superman 209 $2.50 DC
39 Wolverine 20 $2.25 Marvel
40 New X-Men 154 $2.23 Marvel
41 New X-Men 153 $2.25 Marvel
42 Superman 210 $2.50 DC
43 Superman/Batman 16 $2.95 DC
44 Secret War 2 $3.99 Marvel
45 Superman/Batman 7 $2.95 DC
46 Uncanny X-Men 444 $2.25 Marvel
47 Ultimate Fantastic Four 3 $2.25 Marvel
48 Marvel 1602 6 $3.50 Marvel
49 Secret War Book 3 $3.99 Marvel
50 Superman/Batman 6 $2.95 DC
51 X-Men The End Book 1 Dreamers & Demons 1 $2.99 Marvel
52 Superman 211 $2.50 DC
53 X-Men The End Book 1 Dreamers & Demons 157 $2.25 Marvel
54 Ultimate Fantastic Four 4 $2.25 Marvel
55 Green Lantern Rebirth 3 $2.95 DC
56 Avengers 500 $3.50 Marvel
57 Avengers 503 $3.50 Marvel
58 Marvel 1602 7 $3.50 Marvel
59 Ultimate Fantastic Four 5 $2.25 Marvel
60 Ultimate Spider-Man 60 $2.25 Marvel
61 Ultimate X-Men 50 $2.25 Marvel
62 Marvel 1602 8 $3.99 Marvel
63 Ultimates 13 $3.50 Marvel
64 Ultimate Nightmare 1 $2.25 Marvel
65 Avengers Finale 1 $3.50 Marvel
66 Uncanny X-Men 450 $2.25 Marvel
67 Ultimate Spider-Man 61 $2.25 Marvel
68 Ultimate Spider-Man 54 $2.25 Marvel
69 Ultimate Fantastic Four 13 $2.25 Marvel
70 Ultimate Fantastic Four 6 $2.25 Marvel
71 Ultimate X-Men 41 $2.25 Marvel
72 New X-Men 155 $2.25 Marvel
73 Ultimate Fantastic Four 7 $2.25 Marvel
74 Wolverine The End 2 $2.99 Marvel
75 Superman 212 $2.50 DC
76 Uncanny X-Men 451 $2.25 Marvel
77 Marvel Knights Spider-mMan 2 $2.99 Marvel
78 X-Men The End Book 1 Dreamers & Demons 2 $2.99 Marvel
79 New X-Men 156 $2.25 Marvel
80 Uncanny X-Men 445 $2.25 Marvel
81 Ultimate Spider-Man 62 $2.25 Marvel
82 Ultimate Fantastic Four 8 $2.25 Marvel
83 Ultimate X-Men 42 $2.25 Marvel
84 Ultimate X-Men 46 $2.25 Marvel
85 X-Men 158 $2.25 Marvel
86 Uncanny X-Men 446 $2.25 Marvel
87 Ultimate X-Men 43 $2.25 Marvel
88 Ultimate X-Men 45 $2.25 Marvel
89 Ultimate X-Men 44 $2.25 Marvel
90 Ultimate Spider-Man 63 $2.25 Marvel
91 Ultimate Spider-Man 66 $2.25 Marvel
92 Uncanny X-Men 447 $2.25 Marvel
93 Ultimate Six 6 $2.25 Marvel
94 Ultimate Spider-Man 52 $2.25 Marvel
95 Conan 1 $2.99 Dark Horse
96 Ultimate Spider-Man 67 $2.25 Marvel
97 Ultimate X-Men 51 $2.25 Marvel
98 Ultimate X-Men 47 $2.25 Marvel
99 Ultimate X-Men 48 $2.25 Marvel
100 Uncanny X-Men 448 $2.25 Marvel
















Trade Paperback title
Price Publisher
1 Batman Hush Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
2 Superman Red Son Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 DC
3 Spawn Simony One Shot Amazon data for this TPB $7.95 Image
4 Hellboy Vol. 1 Seeds of Destruction Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
5 Ultimates Vol. 2 Homeland Security Amazon data for this TPB $17.99 Marvel
6 Teen Titans A Kids Game Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
7 Y The Last Man Vol. 3 One Small Step Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
8 Superman/Batman Public Enemies HC Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
9 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Image
10 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 7 Blockbuster Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
11 Kingdom Come Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
12 Batman Hush Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
13 League of Extraordinary Gentleman Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
14 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 9 Ultimate Six Amazon data for this TPB $17.99 Marvel
15 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 8 Cats & Kings Amazon data for this TPB $17.99 Marvel
16 Aliens vs. Predator Thrill of the Hunt Amazon data for this TPB $6.95 Dark Horse
17 Supreme Power Vol. 1 Contact Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
18 Watchmen Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
19 Fables Vol. 3 Storybook Love Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
20 Aspen Extended Ed. Amazon data for this TPB $5.99 Aspen
21 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 10 Hollywood Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
22 Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Gifted Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
23 Y The Last Man Vol. 1 Unmanned Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
24 Bone One Vol. Ed. Amazon data for this TPB $39.95 Cartoon
25 Hellboy 2 Wake Up The Devil New Prtg. Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
26 Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $6.95 Dark Horse
27 Samurai Executioner Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
28 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 8 New Mutants Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
29 Y The Last Man Cyclkes Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
30 Hellboy Vol. 3 Chained Coffin & Others New Prtg Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
31 Marvel 1602 Vol. 1 HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.99 Marvel
32 Hellboy Vol. 4 Right Hand of Doom New Prtg. Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
33 Twisted Toyfare Theater Vol. 4 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 Wizard
34 Sandman Vol. 1 Preludes & Nocturnes Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
35 Transmetropolitan Vol. 10 One More Time Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
36 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 11 Carnage Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
37 Y The Last Man Vol. 4 Safeword Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
38 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 9 Tempest Amazon data for this TPB $10.99 Marvel
39 Witchblade Darkminds Return of Paradox Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 Image
40 Chronicles of Conan Vol. 2 Monoliths & Stories Amazon data for this TPB $15.95 Dark Horse
41 New X-Men Vol. 6 Planet X Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
42 Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 1 Fantastic Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
43 Trigun Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $14.50 Dark Horse
44 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1 Power & Responsibility Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 Marvel
45 Hellboy Vol. 5 Conqueror Worm New Prtg. Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 Dark Horse
46 Outsiders Looking For Trouble Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
47 100 Bullets Vol. 7 Samurai Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
48 Creatures of the Night HC Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 Dark Horse
49 Ultimates Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
50 Fables Vol. 1 Legends in Exile Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
51 24 One Shot #1 Amazon data for this TPB $6.99 IDW
52 New X-Men Vol. 7 Here Comes Tomorrow Amazon data for this TPB $10.99 Marvel
53 Chronicles of Conan Vol. 4 Red Nails & Other Stories Amazon data for this TPB $15.95 Dark Horse
54 Hellsing Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $13.95 Dark Horse
55 Origin Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
56 Fables Vol. 4 March of the Wooden Soldiers Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 DC
57 Batman Hush Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
58 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 6 Venom Amazon data for this TPB $15.99 Marvel
59 Teen Titans Family Lost Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
60 Supreme Power Vol. 2 Powers & Principalities Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
61 Trigun Maximum Vol. 1 Hero Returns Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
62 Superman True Brit HC Amazon data for this TPB $24.95 DC
63 Sandman Endless Nights Amazon data for this TPB $17.95 DC
64 Superman Godfall HC Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
65 Johnny the Homicidal Maniac Director's Cut Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 Slave Labor
66 Essential Punisher Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $14.99 Marvel
67 Berserk Vol. 2 Guardians of Desire Amazon data for this TPB $13.95 Dark Horse
68 Essential Spider-Man Vol. 6 Amazon data for this TPB $16.99 Marvel
69 Formerly Known as the Justice League Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
70 Legends of Extraordinary Gentleman Vol. One Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
71 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 Image
72 Batman Dark Knight Returns Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
73 Megatokyo Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 Dark Horse
74 Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 7 Irresponsible Amazon data for this TPB $12.99 Marvel
75 Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $6.95 Dark Horse
76 Filth Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
77 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 6 Return of the King Amazon data for this TPB $16.99 Marvel
78 Crisis on Multiple Earths Vol. 3 Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
79 Essential Tomb of Dracula Vol. 2 Amazon data for this TPB $16.99 Marvel
80 Hellsing Vol. 3 Amazon data for this TPB $13.95 Dark Horse
81 Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 3 Amazon data for this TPB $7.95 Viz
82 Sandman Vol. 2 Dolls House Amazon data for this TPB $19.95 DC
83 Wizard Jim Lee Millenium Ed. Ltd. Deluxe HC Amazon data for this TPB $29.99 Wizard
84 Planetary Crossing Worlds Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
85 Justice League America Avengers Coll. Ed. Oversized Slipcased Amazon data for this TPB $75.00 DC
86 Fruits Basket Vol. 4 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
87 Fables Vol. 2 Animal Farm Amazon data for this TPB $12.95 DC
88 Dark Days Amazon data for this TPB $19.99 IDW
89 Rmarvel Age Runaways Vol. 2 Pride & Joy Digest Amazon data for this TPB $7.99 Marvel
90 Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 5 Amazon data for this TPB $7.95 Viz
91 Uncle Scrooge #328 Amazon data for this TPB $6.95 Gemstone
92 Berserk Vol. 3 Amazon data for this TPB $13.95 Dark Horse
93 100 Bullets Vol. 1 First Show Last Call Amazon data for this TPB $9.95 DC
94 Bone Vol. 9 Crown of Horns Amazon data for this TPB $18.95 Cartoon
95 30 Days of Night Amazon data for this TPB $17.99 IDW
96 Lucifer Vol. 5 Inferno Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
97 Complete Peanuts Vol. 1 1950-1952 HC Amazon data for this TPB $28.95 Fantagraphics
98 Global Frequency Planet Ablaze Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC
99 Fruits Basket Vol. 1 Amazon data for this TPB $9.99 TokyoPop
100 Preacher Vol. 1 Gone to Texas Amazon data for this TPB $14.95 DC


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