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Diamond Announces Top Products Based on Initial Orders for August 2002
Nate Shelton
August 2002 Top Sellers
The following data is provided by Diamond in order to give its customers the most accurate information on the industry's top-selling products based on Initial Orders in the categories of Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks, Magazines, Books, Cards, Toys, Games, Videos, Apparel, Prints & Posters, Miscellaneous, and International.

August 2002 Top Sellers
(For Products Shipping Beginning in October 2002)

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS


QtyRank
RetailRank
GUIDE
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
3
11.50
LONE WOLF & CUB VOL 27 BATTLES EVE (MR)
$9.95
DAR
2
15
10.57
VAMPIRES CHRISTMAS GN
$5.95
IMA
3
5
6.95
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 TP
$14.99
MAR
4
28
6.14
TELLOS SONS & MOONS (RES)
$5.95
IMA
5
22
6.13
REVEAL TP VOL 1
$6.95
DAR
6
1
5.67
DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN HC
$29.95
DC
7
7
5.35
AUTHORITY TRANSFER OF POWER TP
$17.95
DC
8
10
4.63
ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 3 WORLD TOUR TP (O/A)
$17.99
MAR
9
14
4.38
TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL 7 SPIDERS THRASH TP (MR)
$14.95
DC
10
37
4.19
ALAN MOORE MAGIC WORDS VOL 1 SC (MR)
$6.95
AVA
11
6
4.09
SANDMAN PRESENTS FURIES HC
$24.95
DC
12
11
4.06
DANGER GIRL ULTIMATE COLL TP
$19.95
DC
13
16
3.43
JLA A LEAGUE OF ONE SC
$14.95
DC
14
23
3.26
JLA VOL 9 TERRA INCOGNITA TP
$12.95
DC
15
12
3.00
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS HC NEW ED
$24.95
DC
16
34
3.00
ASTRO BOY VOL 9 TP
$9.95
DAR
17
8
2.98
CLASSIC STAR WARS LONG TIME AGO VOL 3 TP
$29.95
DAR
18
9
2.88
INCREDIBLE HULK VOL 1 HC
$29.99
MAR
19
27
2.87
STAR WARS JANGO FETT OPEN SEASONS TP
$12.95
DAR
20
39
2.85
LOVE HINA VOL 7 GN
$9.99
TKP
21
19
2.82
SOJOURN VOL 2 DRAGONS TALE TP
$15.95
CRO
22
18
2.74
OH MY GODDESS QUEEN SAYOKO TP
$16.95
DAR
23
26
2.67
TANK GIRL VOL 3 GN (MR)
$14.95
TIT
24
35
2.47
FORGE #7
$11.95
CRO
25
38
2.41
EDGE #7
$11.95
CRO
26
41
2.38
ARCHIES CLASSIC CHRISTMAS STORIES VOL 1
$10.95
ARC
27
13
2.37
DAREDEVIL ELEKTRA LOVE & WAR HC
$29.99
MAR
28
2
2.37
BATMAN DYNAMIC DUO ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC
$49.95
DC
29
63
2.36
DEAD TO RIGHTS GN
$5.95
DAR
30
24
2.25
INFINITY ABYSS TP
$17.99
MAR
31
25
2.23
BIRDS OF PREY TP NEW ED
$17.95
DC
32
21
2.16
PATH VOL 1 CRISIS OF FAITH TP
$19.95
CRO
33
20
2.16
CAGE HC
$19.99
MAR
34
4
2.10
SHAZAM ARCHIVES VOL 3 HC
$49.95
DC
35
30
2.06
BLOOD LAST VAMPIRE 2002 GN (MR)
$15.95
VIZ
36
36
1.95
RESIDENT EVIL CODE VERONICA VOL 3 (MR)
$14.95
DC
37
33
1.89
FUSHIGI YUGI VOL 7 CASTAWAY TP
$15.95
VIZ
38
64
1.76
TOMB RAIDER WITCHBLADE TROUBLE SEEKERS TP
$7.95
IMA
39
45
1.75
DRAGONBALL Z VOL 10 TP
$12.95
VIZ
40
55
1.72
GTO VOL 7 GN
$9.99
TKP
41
32
1.70
STAR TREK TNG FORGIVENESS SC
$17.95
DC
42
29
1.69
NEGATION VOL 1 BOHICA TP
$19.95
CRO
43
17
1.68
AVENGERS KANG DYNASTY TP
$29.99
MAR
44
47
1.61
MARVEL MANGAVERSE VOL 2 TP
$12.99
MAR
45
60
1.60
MARMALADE BOY VOL 4 GN
$9.99
TKP
46
48
1.57
GROO DEATH & TAXES TP
$12.95
DAR
47
101
1.52
VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE GN CALEBROS (MR)
$5.95
MNS
48
46
1.48
SUPERMAN BATMAN WORLDS FINEST TP NEW ED
$14.95
DC
49
31
1.40
AL WILLIAMSON HIDDEN LANDS TP
$22.95
DAR
50
65
1.40
ANGELIC LAYER VOL 3 GN
$9.99
TKP



TOP 10 MAGAZINES


QtyRank
RetailRank
GUIDE
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
53.53
WIZARD #134*
$4.99
WIZ
2
2
14.23
TOYFARE #64*
$4.99
WIZ
3
5
5.63
INQUEST #91
$4.99
WIZ
4
3
5.48
HEAVY METAL JAN 2003 (MR) (Note Price)
$5.99
HEA
5
6
4.28
LEES TOY REVIEW NOV 2002 #121
$5.95
ACT
6
4
4.26
COMIC BOOK ARTIST #23
$6.95
TWO
7
7
4.19
INQUEST PRESENTS YU-GI-OH! & ANIME GAMES
$4.99
WIZ
8
8
4.11
ANIMERICA NOV 2002 VOL 10 #11
$4.95
VIZ
9
12
3.29
ANIMERICA EXTRA NOV 2002 VOL 5 #11
$4.95
VIZ
10
9
3.05
DRAGON #302
$5.99
CUR



TOP 10 BOOKS


QtyRank
RetailRank
GUIDE
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
2.68
FRANK MILLER ART OF SIN CITY HC
$39.95
DAR
2
2
2.67
HTDM PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
$19.99
DIG
3
6
1.50
NEW GENERATION OF MANGA ARTISTS VOL 1
$14.99
GSH
4
4
1.40
BILL SIENKIEWICZ PRECURSOR TP
$19.99
HER
5
11
1.20
MANGA TECHNIQUES VOL 2 ENG ED
$12.99
JAP
6
5
1.18
MASAMUNE SHIROW 2003 CALENDAR DARK HORSE ED
$19.99
DAR
7
3
0.88
COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA MAGIC THE GATHERING TP
$35.00
PGW
8
8
0.86
CYBERTRONIAN TRG UNOFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS GD BEAST WARS VOL 1
$24.95
ANT
9
12
0.85
ART OF MICHAEL MOBIUS SHEER DESIRE TP (A)
$14.95
SQP
10
9
0.70
ANIME ART GALLERY ART OF FUSHIGI YUGI
$22.95
VIZ



TOP 10 CARDS


RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
TOPPS LOTR TWO TOWERS T/C BOX (Net)
$50.99
TOP
2
4
JAMES BOND DIE ANOTHER DAY MOVIE T/C BOX (Net)
$54.00
RIT
3
7
UPPER DECK 2003 SERIES 1 MLB T/C BOX (Net)
$52.50
UPP
4
8
TOPPS 2002 TRADED & ROOKIES MLB T/C BOX (Net)
$52.75
TOP
5
5
SCOOBY DOO MONSTERS & MYSTERIES T/C BOX (Net)
$45.00
INK
6
6
OSBOURNES PREM T/C BOX (Net)
$45.00
INK
7
10
UPPER DECK 2002/3 SER 1 NBA T/C BOX (Net)
$52.50
UPP
8
16
UPPER DECK 2002/3 SWEET SHOT NBA T/C BOX (Net)
$87.75
UPP
9
21
TOPPS 2002 PRISTINE MLB T/C BOX (Net)
$111.00
TOP
10
20
TOPPS 2002 FINEST NFL T/C BOX (Net)
$88.00
TOP



TOP 10 TOYS


RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
18
FANTASTIC FOUR MINI-BUST TRIPLE PACK
$115.00
BOW
2
1
SILVER AGE BATMAN & ROBIN DLX AF SET (Net)
$25.00
DC
3
16
CLIVE BARKERS TORTURED SOULS 2 AF ASST (Net)
$101.68
TMP
4
17
ROBOTECH MASTERPIECE COLL VF-1S ROY FOKKER
$79.99
TNM
5
4
SIMPSONS WORLD OF SPRINGFIELD PX KBBL 2-PACK
$29.99
PLA
6
23
X-MEN EVOLUTION CAPTAIN AMERICA MAQUETTE
$125.00
HHE
7
20
DF GREY INCREDIBLE HULK 8-IN BUST
$89.99
DYN
8
45
MARVEL STUDIOS 12-IN COLL SER 1 AF ASST
$257.94
TOY
9
12
BLACK COSTUME SPIDER-MAN BUST
$45.00
DST
10
41
NBX REISSUE AF ASST
$179.82
NEC



TOP 10 GAMES


RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
2
MTG CCG ONSLAUGHT BOOSTER DISP
$118.44
WTC
2
1
MAGE KNIGHT MINIONS BOOSTER PACK
$6.95
WZK
3
7
MTG CCG ONSLAUGHT THEME DECK DISP
$119.88
WTC
4
12
MTG CCG ONSLAUGHT TOURNAMENT PACK DISP
$119.88
WTC
5
4
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS BOOK OF VILE DARKNESS HC (MR)
$32.95
WTC
6
22
MTG CCG ONSLAUGHT DECK BOX DISP
$79.92
WTC
7
9
VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE VICTORIAN AGE VAMPIRE
$26.95
WHI
8
10
LEGENDS & LAIRS MONSTERS HANDBOOK HC
$24.95
FFP
9
8
HELLBOY VILLAINS MINIATURES SET
$19.95
STE
10
13
MTG CCG ONSLAUGHT FAT PACK
$24.99
WTC



TOP 10 VIDEOS


QtyRank
RetailRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
END OF EVANGELION MOVIE DVD (Net)
$18.75
MAN
2
3
LOVE HINA VOL 6 DVD (Net) (MR)
$21.49
BAN
3
7
HELLSING VOL 3 DVD (Net) (MR)
$21.49
PIO
4
4
ULTIMATE GODZILLA DVD COLLECTION (Net)
$28.99
SON
5
13
KEVIN SMITHS VULGAR DVD (Net) (MR)
$17.99
TRI
6
14
GTO VOL 5 BETRAYAL DVD (Net) (MR)
$17.99
TKP
7
15
REAL BOUT HIGH SCHOOL VOL 4 FINAL BATTLE DVD (Net) (MR)
$17.99
TKP
8
18
GRAVE O/T FIREFLIES COLL SER DVD (Net) (MR)
$17.99
CPM
9
19
YU-GI-OH! VOL 1 HEART O/T CARDS DVD (Net)
$15.99
FUN
10
29
HYPER POLICE DVD (Net)
$13.99
IME



TOP 10 APPAREL


RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
3
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN METAL WEB ANALOG WATCH GIFT SET
$17.95
CLI
2
5
THUNDERCATS LOGO T/S XL
$16.95
CNG
3
6
TRANSFORMERS DECEPTICON T/S XL (O/A)
$16.95
CNG
4
9
TRANSFORMERS HI DENSITY AUTOBOT LOGO T/S XL (O/A)
$16.95
CNG
5
10
THUNDERCATS LOGO T/S LG
$16.95
CNG
6
11
TRANSFORMERS DECEPTICON T/S LG (O/A)
$16.95
CNG
7
13
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN PLASTIC WEB DIGITAL WATCH GIFT SET
$17.95
CLI
8
14
CAPTAIN AMERICA RED WHITE BLUE T/S XL
$17.95
GRA
9
12
TRANSFORMERS HI DENSITY AUTOBOT LOGO T/S LG (O/A)
$16.95
CNG
10
8
ACTOR WOLVERINE VS ULTIMATE WOLVERINE T/S XL
$15.00
ACT



TOP 10 PRINTS & POSTERS


RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
BATMAN OVERSIZED POSTER ALEX ROSS
$19.95
DC
2
8
TRANSFORMERS MEGA LITHO
$99.95
DRE
3
4
DF GI JOE COBRA INSIGNIA WALL SCROLL
$16.99
DYN
4
6
TRANSMETROPOLITAN WALL SCROLL
$19.95
DC
5
3
MIGHTY MARVEL POSTER GLENN FABRY DAREDEVIL TARGET
$5.95
MAR
6
7
DF SPIDER-MAN MOVIE VIGILANCE WALL SCROLL
$16.99
DYN
7
2
BATTLE O/T PLANETS CONVENTION POSTER (Net)
$3.00
IMA
8
10
SPIDER-MAN VS VENOM WALL SCROLL
$17.99
GRE
9
14
DF GI JOE CAMPBELL PREMIERE LITHO
$19.99
DYN
10
11
COWBOY BEBOP FAYE VALENTINE GUN WALL SCROLL
$17.99
GRE



TOP 10 MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS


RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
45
WONDER WOMAN FIGURAL COOKIE JAR
$55.99
VAN
2
11
NBX JACK SKELLINGTON ELECTRIC LIGHT STRAND
$17.50
NEC
3
13
SIMPSONS FAMILY BENDABLE 5-PC BOX SET
$17.50
NJC
4
7
KISS GENE SIMMONS DEMON BOBBING HEAD
$13.99
ALE
5
26
COWBOY BEBOP ZIPPO LIGHTER
$29.99
DAR
6
1
NICHOLAS WAS CHRISTMAS CARDS
$6.99
DAR
7
3
FRIDAY THE 13TH JASON VOORHEES HEAD KNOCKER
$10.99
NEC
8
12
KISS ACE FREHLEY SPACEMAN BOBBING HEAD
$13.99
ALE
9
14
KISS PAUL STANLEY STARCHILD BOBBING HEAD
$13.99
ALE
10
15
KISS PETER CRISS CAT BOBBING HEAD
$13.99
ALE



TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL


RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
HTDM PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
$19.99
DIG
2
2
NEW GENERATION OF MANGA ARTISTS VOL 1
$14.99
GSH
3
6
MANGA TECHNIQUES VOL 2 ENG ED
$12.99
JAP
4
3
FIVE STAR STORIES ENG LANG MANGA #1
$9.98
TPR
5
4
FIVE STAR STORIES ENG LANG MANGA #2
$9.98
TPR
6
39
COWBOY BEBOP OST 4-CD LTD ED BOX SET
$199.99
TOH
7
7
NEWTYPE NOV 2002
$10.99
TOH
8
5
TRIGUN KURO NEKO KEYCHAIN
$4.50
GRE
9
8
HOBBY JAPAN JAN 2003
$12.99
TOH
10
25
MIRACLE TAROT CARD DECK
$43.99
TOH