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April 2004 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Superman titles topped the list for the second month running.

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
11Superman204$2.50DC231,424
22Superman/Batman9$2.95DC145,080
34Marvel Knights Spider-Man1$2.99Marvel137,322
43Marvel 16028$3.99Marvel103,219
58Ultimate Fantastic Four5$2.25Marvel102,654
69New X-Men155$2.25Marvel100,094
710New X-Men156$2.25Marvel98,790
811Ultimate X-Men44$2.25Marvel96,270
96Wolverine End3$2.99Marvel93,136
1012Ultimate Six7$2.25Marvel91,668
1113Ultimate Spider-Man56$2.25Marvel91,590
1214Ultimate Spider-Man57$2.25Marvel90,789
1315Uncanny X-Men442$2.25Marvel86,980
1416Uncanny X-Men443$2.25Marvel86,007
1518Amazing Spider-Man506 (#65)$2.25Marvel83,156
1619Batman626$2.25DC78,523
1722Wolverine13$2.25Marvel71,064
1823JLA96$2.25DC70,380
1924Wolverine14$2.25Marvel69,878
2020Teen Titans10$2.50DC68,362
2127JLA97$2.25DC68,174
227Daredevil Father1$3.50Marvel66,054
235Punisher End1$4.50Marvel65,795
2417Supreme Power9$2.99Marvel64,287
2530Action Comics814$2.50DC56,717
2639Avengers81$2.25Marvel54,990
2731Adventures of Superman627$2.50DC54,958
2821Daredevil59$2.99Marvel54,401
2941Fantastic Four512$2.25Marvel52,956
3042Spectacular Spider-Man13$2.25Marvel52,838
3125X-Treme X-Men45$2.99Marvel51,566
3226X-Treme X-Men46$2.99Marvel51,378
3328Wolverine/Punisher2$2.99Marvel51,158
3429Conan3$2.99Dark Horse48,590
3553Flash209$2.25DC47,546
3654Incredible Hulk71$2.25Marvel46,839
3755Incredible Hulk70$2.25Marvel46,164
3832Marvel Knights 44$2.99Marvel45,928
3934Marvel Knights 45$2.99Marvel45,229
4035Avengers/Thunderbolts2$2.99Marvel44,719
4136Superman/Batman8$2.95DC43,439
4250Outsiders11$2.50DC43,133
4338Transformers Generation One Vol. 34$2.95Dreamwave43,086
4452JSA60$2.50DC42,827
4537X-Men Unlimited2$2.99Marvel42,599
4640Avengers/Thunderbolts3$2.99Marvel40,761
4743Cable Deadpool2 (Res)$2.99Marvel39,474
4844Captain America25$2.99Marvel38,586
4946Exiles45$2.99Marvel37,880
5049Batman Gotham Knights52$2.95DC36,953
5147Captain America & Falcon2$2.99Marvel36,765
5248Alpha Flight2$2.99Marvel36,553
5356Superman Birthright9$2.95DC35,202
5468Spawn134$2.50Image35,100
5557Detective Comics793$2.95DC34,802
5681Green Lantern176$2.25DC34,676
5758Punisher5$2.99Marvel34,236
5859New Mutants11$2.99Marvel34,150
5973Green Arrow37$2.50DC34,126
6060New Mutants12$2.99Marvel33,482
6161New Mutants13$2.99Marvel32,995
6291Robin125$2.25DC32,925
6362Emma Frost10$2.99Marvel32,626
6479Birds of Prey66$2.50DC31,527
6565Transformers War Within Vol. 26$2.95Dreamwave31,111
6663Thor77$2.99Marvel30,820
6764She-Hulk2$2.99Marvel30,781
6896Wonder Woman203$2.25DC30,420
6997Marvel Age Spider-Man2$2.25Marvel30,365
7066Mystique13$2.99Marvel29,760
7167Thanos9$2.99Marvel29,705
7299Marvel Age Fantastic Four1$2.25Marvel29,643
73100Nightwing92$2.25DC29,556
7470Iron Man79$2.99Marvel29,140
7572Iron Man80$2.99Marvel28,810
7674Iron Fist2$2.99Marvel28,433
7792Hawkman27$2.50DC28,394
7875Arrowsmith Astro City$2.95DC27,962
7977G.I. Joe Reloaded2$2.95Devil's Due27,884
8095Batman Harley & Ivy1$2.50DC27,884
8176Venom13$2.99Marvel27,538
8278Y The Last Man21$2.95DC26,721
8380Wanted Dossier One-Shot$2.99Image26,337
8483Swamp Thing2$2.95DC26,015
8584Transformers Energon22$2.95Dreamwave25,991
8682X-Statix21$2.99Marvel25,913
87103Batgirl51$2.50DC25,795
88104Aquaman17$2.50DC25,693
8945Street Fighter7$4.50Devil's Due25,599
9085Silver Surfer8$2.99Marvel25,544
9186Weapon X21$2.99Marvel25,528
92105Fables24$2.50DC25,465
9389Batman Death & Maidens8$2.95DC25,387
9487Weapon X22$2.99Marvel25,285
9588Thor Son of Asgard3$2.99Marvel25,112
9690X-Statix22$2.99Marvel24,994
97106Legion32$2.50DC24,609
98109Catwoman30$2.50DC24,287
99110Batman Legends of the Dark Knight178$2.50DC24,146
10093Bite Club1$2.95DC24,044
10133Superman Secret Identity4$5.95DC22,835
102102Authority Vol. 211$2.95DC21,939
1036930 Days of Night Return T/Barrow1$3.99IDW21,916
104101Captain Marvel22$2.99Marvel21,743
105107Spider-Girl72$2.99Marvel20,534
106108Elektra35$2.99Marvel20,314
107111Darkness Vol. 29$2.99Image19,843
108112Star Wars Republic63$2.99Dark Horse19,694
109113Star Wars Republic64$2.99Dark Horse19,670
110115Darkness Vol. 210$2.99Image19,560
111116Star Wars Empire18$2.99Dark Horse19,544
112117Runaways14$2.99Marvel19,364
113118Hellboy Weird Tales8$2.99Dark Horse19,223
114119Tomb Raider40$2.99Image18,712
115120BPRD Plague of Frogs2$2.99Dark Horse18,445
116122Strykeforce1$2.99Image18,045
11751Star Wars Tales19$5.99Dark Horse17,935
118124Ministry of Space3$2.95Image17,652
1199430 Days of Night Return to Barrow2$3.99IDW17,581
120123Witchblade74$2.99Image17,574
12171Transformers Armada More Than Meets Eye2$4.95Dreamwave17,471
122125Tomb Raider41$2.99Image17,291
123126Lobo Unbound6$2.95DC17,236
124136Gotham Central18$2.50DC17,165
125127Chosen2$2.99Dark Horse16,828
126128Hawkeye7$2.99Marvel16,608
127129Batman City of Light7$2.95DC16,498
128130Masters of the Universe Vol. 31$2.95MV Creations15,995
129132Plastic Man5$2.95DC15,877
130131Inhumans12$2.99Marvel15,697
131137Hellblazer195$2.75DC14,888
132133Tom Strongs Terrific Tales10$2.95DC14,880
133134Sojourn34$2.95Crossgen14,802
134151Teen Titans Go6$2.25DC14,613
135148Hero15$2.50DC14,276
136139Sandman Presents Thesaly Witch For Hire3$2.95DC13,742
137121George Romeros Dawn of the Dead1$3.99IDW13,671
138138Tales of the Vampires5$2.99Dark Horse13,585
139140Wildcats Version 3.020$2.95DC13,545
140141Bone54$2.95Cartoon13,490
141143Rose & Thorn5$2.95DC13,239
142142Human Torch12$2.99Marvel13,168
143144Monolith3$2.95DC13,137
144153Enginehead1$2.50DC12,901
145157Lucifer49$2.50DC12,846
146145Simpsons Comics93$2.99Bongo12,799
147172Justice League Adventures30$2.25DC12,195
148173Batman Adventures13$2.25DC12,093
149149Robotech Invasion4$2.95DC11,951
150165Fraction1$2.50DC11,543
151170Touch1$2.50DC11,284
152150Brath13$2.95Crossgen11,260
153152Voltron Vol. 24$2.95Devil's Due11,025
154154Fallen Angel10$2.95DC10,930
155155Stormwatch Team Achilles21$2.95DC10,923
156156Losers11$2.95DC10,891
157158Dawn 2004 Con Sketchbook One-Shot$2.95Image10,821
158159Rob Zombie Spook Show Intl6$2.95MV Creations10,813
159176Hard Time3$2.50DC10,797
160160Strangers in aradise Vol. III64$2.95Abstract10,530
161161Bart Simpson Comics17$2.99Bongo10,389
162184Kinetic2$2.50DC9,972
163114Light Brigade3$5.95DC9,839
164166Rob Zombie Spook Show Intl7$2.95MV Creations9,776
165164Steve Rude Moth1$2.99Dark Horse9,713
166171Human Target9$2.95DC9,556
167174Common Grounds4$2.99Image9,093
168177Micronauts2$2.95Devil's Due9,014
169178Kiss Kiss Bang Bang4$2.95Crossgen8,983
170179Ghostbusters Legion1$2.9588 MPH8,967
171180Midnight Mass Here There Be Monsters4$2.95DC8,661
172181Abadazad3$2.95Crossgen8,653
173182Goon6$2.99Dark Horse8,543
174183Duel Masters4$2.95Dreamwave8,504
175185Caper7$2.95DC8,402
176187My Faith I/Frankie4$2.95DC7,876
177188Way of the Rat23$2.95Crossgen7,852
178196Casefiles Sam & Twitch8$2.50Image7,790
179189Walking Dead6$2.95Image7,727
180190PVP6$2.95Image7,711
181146Shonen Jump Vol. 2$4.99Viz7,664
182162CSI Demon House2$3.99IDW7,570
18398Michael Chabon Presents Adventures of the Escapist2$8.95Dark Horse7,554
184192Victory4$2.95Image7,530
185208Sonic The Hedgehog135$2.19Archie7,271
186167Aleister Arcane1$3.99IDW7,130
187169Silent Hill Dying Inside3$3.99IDW7,083
188193Dragonlance Legend of Huma3$2.95Devil's Due7,044
189194Usagi Yojimbo75$2.99Dark Horse6,910
190197Conan2$2.99Dark Horse6,329
191214Powerpuff Girls49$2.25DC6,219
192135Uncle Scrooge329$6.95Gemstone6,188
193198Conan1$2.99Dark Horse6,133
194186Knights of the Dinner Table90$3.99Kenzer6,101
195199Rex Mundi9$2.95Image5,960
196201Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles15$2.95Mirage5,913
197202Donald Duck & Friends315$2.95Gemstone5,881
198200Queen & Country24$2.99Oni5,866
199203Tales of TMNT2$2.95Mirage5,787
200168Hack Slash1$4.95Devil's Due5,724
201206Invincible10$2.95Image5,599
202205Oh My Goddess107$2.99Dark Horse5,583
203207Mickey Mouse & Friends264$2.95Gemstone5,528
204219Scooby Doo83$2.25DC5,528
205175Ministry of Space Omnibus$4.95Image5,489
206195Underworld Red I/Tooth & Claw2$3.99IDW5,151
207147Walt Disneys Comics & Stories644$6.95Gemstone5,151
208210Frankenstein Mobster3$2.95Image5,112
209211Phantom Jack2$2.95Image5,104
210209Blade of the Immortal88$2.99Dark Horse5,073
211163Avengers/JLA4$5.95DC4,994
212204Ghostbusters Legion Brereton Cvr1$3.5088 MPH4,829
213213El Zombo1$2.99Dark Horse4,704
214215Mythstalkers8$2.95Image4,696
215217Lone6$2.99Dark Horse4,444
216220Negation War1$2.95Crossgen3,989
217216Warren Ellis Strange Killings Necromancer2$3.50Avatar3,879
218212Ultraman Tiga7$3.99Dark Horse3,722
219234JLA95$2.25DC3,722
220225Patient Zero2$2.95Image3,518
221227Desperate Times1$2.95Image3,424
222229Gift5$2.95Overcast3,337
223221Joe Lansdales By Bizarre Hands1$3.50Avatar3,298
224245Looney Tunes113$2.25DC3,267
225191Reaper One-Shot$6.95Image3,227
226222Age of Bronze19$3.50Image3,204
227223Kolchak Tales of Night Stalker3$3.50Moonstone3,110
228233Dead A/17 Blood of Saints1$2.95Viper2,968
229224Optic Nerve9$3.95Drawn & Quarterly2,733
230231Deep Sleeper2$3.50Oni2,701
231218Alamo$4.95Antarctic2,646
232238Superman/Batman7$2.95DC2,638
233262Archie547$2.19Archie2,638
234240Too Much Hopeless Savages3$2.99Oni2,552
235241Serenity Rose3$2.95Slave Labor2,552
236243Ghouly Boys1$2.95Slave Labor2,528
237228Stargate SG1 2004 Con Sp Wrap/Photo Cvr$3.99Avatar2,497
238246Love Fights9$2.99Oni2,450
239247Stargate SG1 2004 Con Sp Reg Cvr$2.99Avatar2,434
240248Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated33$2.99Kenzer2,403
241235Monte Moores Bloodlines1$3.50Moonstone2,387
242267Cartoon Cartoons29$2.25DC2,348
243236Archie Double Digest151$3.59Archie2,309
244268Flash208$2.25DC2,293
245266Betty & Veronica Digest147$2.39Archie2,238
246272Veronica151$2.19Archie2,238
247273Betty137$2.19Archie2,214
248244Rich Johnstons Holed Up1$3.50Avatar2,120
249253PS2386$2.99Dork Storm2,065
250237Alice I/Sexland Extreme7 (Res)$3.95Fantagraphics2,034
251252Batgirl50$3.25DC1,979
252250Pals N Gals Double Digest84$3.59Archie1,947
253230Hot Moms3$4.95Fantagraphics1,947
254242Silent Hill Dying Inside2 Curr Prt$3.99IDW1,877
255287Jughead157$2.19Archie1,853
256264Dictators Hitler1$2.99Antarctic1,845
257279Laugh Digest192$2.39Archie1,837
258265Wanted Death Row Ed2$2.99Image1,822
259251Jugheads Double Digest103$3.59Archie1,822
260283Jughead with Archie Digest192$2.39Archie1,728
261254Genus64$3.50Radio1,728
262270Amelia Rules Superheroes2$2.95Renaissance1,696
263296JLA94$2.25DC1,688
264260Ultimates13 (Res)$3.50Marvel1,665
265274Neotopia Vol. 32$2.99Antarctic1,610
266275Planetary19$2.95DC1,602
267263Milk39$3.50Radio1,594
268232Blood Orange1$5.95Fantagraphics1,578
269278Forgive Me Father1$2.95High Impact1,547
270255Verotik World2$3.95Verotik1,523
271302Ultimate Fantastic Four4$2.25Marvel1,523
272259Sex Warrior Isane6$3.95Fantagraphics1,484
273281Superman/Batman6$2.95DC1,461
274316Batman625$2.25DC1,382
275291Rob Zombie Spook Show Intl2 Curr Prt$2.95MV Creations1,351
276292Quagmire Usa2$2.99Antarctic1,327
277293I Hunt Monsters2$2.99Antarctic1,327
278277Hellina Vs Pandora2$3.50Avatar1,311
279294Furrlough134$2.99Radio1,303
280239Frank Millers Robocop Sneak Attack5$5.99Avatar1,280
281298Swamp Thing1$2.95DC1,272
282249JLA/Avengers3$5.95Marvel1,186
283261Ap You Can Draw Manga3$4.95Antarctic1,170
284303Cisco Kid2$2.95Moonstone1,146
285305G.I. Joe Reloaded1$2.95Devil's Due1,139
286310Para2$2.95Penny Farthing1,123
287314Blokhedz2$2.95Street Legends1,068
288284Blowjob9$3.95Fantagraphics1,044
289315Assassin School0$2.99APC1,044
290334Outsiders10$2.50DC1,044
291257Light Brigade2$5.95DC989
292320Angels 7501$2.99Antarctic989
293258Stargate SG1 Pow Hazardous Duty2$5.99Avatar982
2943232 To Chest1$2.99Dark Horse982
295322Hero Happy Hour5$3.00Geek Punk982
296324Bear1$2.95Slave Labor966
297304Warhammer Monthly80$3.50Games Workshop966
298297Spanish Conquest1$3.95Fantagraphics958
299309Green Lantern175$3.50DC950
300328True Story Swear To God8$2.95Clibs Boy950




April 2004 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 Top 100 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

Graphic novel sales were off year-over-year.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12Ultimates Vol. 2 Homeland Security$17.99Marvel8,535
21Superman/Batman Public Enemies HC$19.95DC7,821
35Fables Vol. 3 Storybook Love$14.95DC6,478
47Hellsing Vol. 2$13.95Dark Horse6,384
59Essential Tomb of Dracula Vol. 2$16.99Marvel5,025
614Berserk Vol. 3$13.95Dark Horse4,531
713Essential Daredevil Vol. 2$16.99Marvel4,232
810Dark Days$19.99IDW4,170
912Hellboy Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction New Prt $17.95Dark Horse4,122
1027Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 4$7.95Viz3,950
1129Marvel Age Runaways Vol. 1 Pride & Joy Digest$7.99Marvel3,863
1215Spider-Man Blue$14.99Marvel3,785
136Its A Bird HC$24.95DC3,675
1447Marvel Age Spider-Man Vol. 1 Digest$5.99Marvel3,636
1516JLA Vol. 13 Rules of Engagement$12.95DC3,620
1622Batman Gotham Central$9.95DC3,431
1728Ranma 1/2 Vol. 26$9.95Viz3,125
1819Dh Goon Rough Stuff$12.95Dark Horse2,843
1943Marvel Age Spider-Girl Vol. 1 Digest$7.99Marvel2,835
2024Wolverine Vol. 2 Coyote Crossing$11.99Marvel2,811
2151Marvel Age Sentinel Vol. 1 Salvage Digest$7.99Marvel2,552
2254Naruto Vol. 3 Shonen J Format$7.95Viz2,536
2333Smallville$9.95DC2,521
2425Spider-Man Death of Captain Stacy$12.99Marvel2,497
253Spirit Archives Vol. 13 HC$49.95DC2,466
2620Batgirl Fists of Fury$14.95DC2,458
2721Criminal Macabre Cal Mcdonald Mystery$14.95Dark Horse2,450
284Batman in Worlds Finest Archives Vol. 2 HC$49.95DC2,411
2940Black Forest$9.95Image2,356
303224 Hour Comics Vol. 1$11.95About2,316
3142Fruits Basket Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop2,269
3223Red Tokyo Storm Warning$14.95DC2,254
3345Full Metal Panic Manga Vol. 4$9.99ADV2,191
3448Human Target Strike Zones$9.95DC2,183
3546Azumanga Daioh Manga Vol. 4$9.99ADV2,183
3649Witchblade/Darkminds Return of Paradox$9.99Image2,128
3718JLA One Million$19.95DC2,065
3852Megatokyo Vol. 1$9.95Dark Horse2,049
3931Silver Surfer Vol. 1 Communion$14.99Marvel1,892
4060Ai Love You Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,814
4117Tom Strong Book Three HC$24.95DC1,790
4226Hellboy Vol. 5 Conqueror Worm New Prt$17.95Dark Horse1,782
438Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 6 2nd Ed$49.99Marvel1,767
4438Spider-Man Doctor Octopus Negative Exposure$13.99Marvel1,720
4564Teen Titans A Kids Game$9.95DC1,712
4635Nightmares & Fairy Tales Vol. 1 Once Upon Time$14.95Slave Labor1,649
4774Whats Michael Vol. 9 Ideal Cat$8.95Dark Horse1,649
4836Queen & Country Vol. 5 Operation Storm Front$14.95Oni1,633
4972Batman War On Crime Oversized Sc$9.95DC1,563
5070Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol. 6$9.99Tokyopop1,563
5141Essential Tomb of Dracula Vol. 1$14.99Marvel1,523
5256Buffy the Vampire Slayer Stake To Heart$12.95Dark Horse1,523
5357Dioramas Love Story$12.95Image1,492
5475Excel Saga Vol. 6$9.95Viz1,453
5577To Heart Manga Vol. 1$9.99ADV1,406
5611Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 6 HC Var Ed$54.99Marvel1,406
5762Invincible Vol. 2 Eight Is Enough$12.95Image1,382
5850Krazy & Ignatz 1931-32 Kat Alilt W/Song$14.95Fantagraphics1,382
5930Transformers Armada Vol. 3$20.95Dreamwave1,358
6081Ceres Celestial Legend Vol. 7$9.95Viz1,343
6183Dodges Bullets$9.95Image1,335
6282Ragnarok Vol. 10$9.99Tokyopop1,335
6384Gravitation Vol. 5 $9.99Tokyopop1,327
6487Vagabond Vol. 10$9.95Viz1,280
6565Y The Last Man Vol. 3 One Small Step$12.95DC1,264
6666Planet of the Capes$12.95Astronauts in Trouble1,249
6792Aria Manga Vol. 1$9.99ADV1,241
6834Batman Hush Vol. 2 HC$19.95DC1,241
6958Gloomcookie Vol. 3$14.95Slave Labor1,233
7094Dnangel Vol. 1 $9.99Tokyopop1,217
7137Spookhouse Vol. 1$19.99IDW1,209
7295Battle Vixens Vol. 1 $9.99Tokyopop1,209
7361Love Fights Vol. 1$14.95Oni1,209
7496X 1999 Vol. 14 Concerto$9.95Viz1,209
7563Kingdom Come$14.95DC1,154
76104G.I. Joe Frontline Vol. 3 History Repeating$9.95Devil's Due1,146
77102Candidate For Goddess Vol. 1 $9.99Tokyopop1,146
78103Faeries Landing Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,146
7953Hellboy Vol. 2 Wake Devil New Prt$17.95Dark Horse1,123
8044Transformers Dinobot Hunt$19.95Titan1,099
8176Neal Adams Monsters Sc$12.95Vanguard1,091
8278Van Helsings Night Off$12.95Top Shelf1,084
83107Jing King of Bandits Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop1,076
8455Motu Icons of Evil$18.95MV Creations1,060
85108Comic Party Book 1 Party Time$9.99CPM1,060
86109Suki Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,060
8779Punisher Movie$12.99Marvel1,044
88111Initial D Vol. 11$9.99Tokyopop1,037
89112King of Hell Vol. 5 $9.99Tokyopop1,037
90182Mighty Mite HC$6.95Fantagraphics1,029
91114Get Backers Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,021
92116Faeries Landing Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,013
9385Heaven LLC$12.95Image1,005
94118Battle Angel Alita Vol. 3 Killing Angel 2nd Ed$9.95Viz997
95121Mink Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop989
96125Hot Gimmick Vol. 4$9.95Viz966
9789Noble Causes Vol. 2 Family Secrets$12.95Image958
9839Tezukas Buddha Vol. 3 Devadatta HC$24.95Vertical950
99128Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 2 2nd Ed$9.95Viz942
10093Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 7 Irresponsible$12.99Marvel934