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Diamond Announces Top 100 Comics Based on Initial Orders for August 2002
Nate Shelton

The following data is provided by Diamond in order to give its customers the most accurate information on the industry's top-selling comic books based on Initial Orders. (Please Note: While the Top 100 Comics chart is provided below, a complete listing of the Top 300 Comics can be found in the Industry Analysis section of Diamond Dialogue's online edition, which is located in the News & Info section of Diamond Online's Retailer Services Area.)

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
 For Products Shipping Beginning in October 2002

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 100.00 AUG020206 BATMAN #608 $2.25 DC
2 5 90.95 AUG021531 ULTIMATES #9 $2.25 MAR
3 1 88.03 AUG022047 TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #1 (Of 6) $2.95 DRE
4 7 86.76 AUG021497 NEW X-MEN #133 $2.25 MAR
5 8 86.68 AUG021511 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #46 $2.25 MAR
6 9 81.46 AUG021512 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #28 $2.25 MAR
7 10 81.33 AUG021513 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #29 $2.25 MAR
8 12 79.65 AUG021502 ULTIMATE X-MEN #23 $2.25 MAR
9 2 78.68 AUG021517 SPIDER-MAN BLACK CAT EVIL THAT MEN DO #5 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
10 15 74.03 AUG021501 UNCANNY X-MEN #414 $2.25 MAR
11 4 72.32 AUG022046 TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #4 $2.95 DRE
12 11 61.36 AUG020279 THUNDERCATS #3 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
13 13 60.44 AUG021195 GI JOE FRONTLINE #1 $2.95 IMA
14 21 58.32 AUG021506 WOLVERINE #182 $2.25 MAR
15 6 56.68 AUG021518 SPIDER-MAN BLUE #6 (Of 6) $3.50 MAR
16 14 56.38 AUG021500 X-TREME X-MEN #19 $2.99 MAR
17 16 53.86 AUG021526 CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 (RES) $2.99 MAR
18 26 53.38 AUG020238 JLA #73 $2.25 DC
19 27 53.20 AUG020239 JLA #74 $2.25 DC
20 17 52.56 AUG021193 GI JOE #11 $2.95 IMA
21 30 49.94 AUG021520 SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #49 $2.25 MAR
22 28 47.69 AUG020233 GREEN ARROW #18 $2.50 DC
23 31 47.56 AUG021542 AVENGERS #59 $2.25 MAR
24 19 47.10 AUG021525 DAREDEVIL #38 $2.99 MAR
25 32 45.82 AUG021543 FANTASTIC FOUR #62 $2.25 MAR
26 20 44.77 AUG021233 BATTLE O/T PLANETS #4 $2.99 IMA
27 33 44.46 AUG021539 INCREDIBLE HULK #46 $2.25 MAR
28 18 42.75 AUG020281 LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL II #4 (Of 6) $3.50 DC
29 25 40.27 AUG021527 PUNISHER #17 (RES) $2.99 MAR
30 29 39.15 AUG021528 PUNISHER #18 $2.99 MAR
31 36 37.01 AUG020244 JSA #41 $2.50 DC
32 22 36.68 AUG020203 DETECTIVE COMICS #775 (Note Price) $3.50 DC
33 43 36.48 AUG021504 WEAPON X #2 $2.25 MAR
34 38 35.08 AUG021216 SPAWN #127 $2.50 IMA
35 46 34.54 AUG021503 X-STATIX #4 $2.25 MAR
36 47 34.51 AUG020235 GREEN LANTERN #155 $2.25 DC
37 50 33.44 AUG021510 EXILES #18 $2.25 MAR
38 52 32.49 AUG021545 THOR #55 $2.25 MAR
39 35 31.46 AUG021499 MEKANIX #1 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
40 23 31.34 AUG021505 WOLVERINE NETSUKE #2 (Of 4) $3.99 MAR
41 57 31.33 AUG021546 IRON MAN #60 $2.25 MAR
42 58 31.18 AUG020222 SUPERMAN #187 $2.25 DC
43 48 30.85 AUG020237 HAWKMAN #8 $2.50 DC
44 41 30.14 AUG020205 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #34 $2.75 DC
45 61 29.88 AUG020225 ACTION COMICS #796 $2.25 DC
46 63 28.97 AUG021522 SPIDER-MAN LEGEND O/T SPIDER CLAN #1 (Of 3) $2.25 MAR
47 53 28.92 AUG020208 BATGIRL #33 $2.50 DC
48 39 28.72 AUG021544 PARADISE X #6 (Of 13) $2.99 MAR
49 65 28.61 AUG020223 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #609 $2.25 DC
50 66 28.22 AUG021537 CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 $2.25 MAR
51 67 28.01 AUG020224 SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #131 $2.25 DC
52 42 27.56 AUG021223 TOMB RAIDER #25 $2.99 IMA
53 70 27.54 AUG021507 AGENT X #4 $2.25 MAR
54 71 27.47 AUG020220 NIGHTWING #74 $2.25 DC
55 44 26.66 AUG021224 WITCHBLADE #60 $2.99 IMA
56 45 26.59 AUG021832 YOUNGBLOOD BLOODSPORT #1 $2.99 ACO
57 76 25.92 AUG020232 FLASH #191 $2.25 DC
58 49 25.24 AUG021529 ELEKTRA #15 $2.99 MAR
59 78 25.13 AUG021538 ULTIMATE ADVENTURES #2 $2.25 MAR
60 51 24.66 AUG021493 ALIAS #15 (MR) $2.99 MAR
61 24 24.64 AUG020234 GREEN ARROW SECRET FILES #1 $4.95 DC
62 34 24.29 AUG020016 GHOST IN THE SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #1 (MR) $3.99 DAR
63 81 24.21 AUG021547 THUNDERBOLTS #73 $2.25 MAR
64 73 24.19 AUG020204 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #160 $2.50 DC
65 55 24.16 AUG020270 GLOBAL FREQUENCY #1 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
66 82 24.12 AUG021536 MARVILLE #2 $2.25 MAR
67 54 23.87 AUG021494 SHANG CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU #2 (Of 4) (MR) $2.99 MAR
68 74 23.86 AUG020216 BIRDS OF PREY #48 $2.50 DC
69 56 23.72 AUG021540 KILLRAVEN #1 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
70 84 23.67 AUG021508 SOLDIER X #4 $2.25 MAR
71 75 23.46 AUG020217 CATWOMAN #12 $2.50 DC
72 62 22.69 AUG021208 MICRONAUTS #3 $2.95 IMA
73 59 22.60 AUG020039 STAR WARS INFINITIES EMPIRE STRIKES BACK #4 (Of 4) $2.99 DAR
74 60 22.59 AUG021521 SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #19 $2.99 MAR
75 93 22.03 AUG021524 SPIDER-GIRL #52 $2.25 MAR
76 64 22.01 AUG020290 FILTH #5 (Of 13) (MR) $2.95 DC
77 95 21.88 AUG021519 SPIDER-MAN GET KRAVEN #5 (Of 7) $2.25 MAR
78 96 21.71 AUG020221 ROBIN #107 $2.25 DC
79 83 21.42 AUG020247 LEGION #13 $2.50 DC
80 101 21.11 AUG021532 CALL OF DUTY BROTHERHOOD #5 (Of 6) $2.25 MAR
81 69 21.10 AUG021950 SOJOURN #16 $2.95 CRO
82 40 21.08 AUG020256 YOUNG JUSTICE #50 (Note Price) $3.95 DC
83 68 20.87 AUG020040 STAR WARS EMPIRE #2 $2.99 DAR
84 103 20.66 AUG020253 WONDER WOMAN #186 $2.25 DC
85 72 20.65 AUG020268 GEN 13 #2 $2.95 DC
86 87 19.16 AUG020252 TITANS #46 $2.75 DC
87 113 19.16 AUG021534 CALL OF DUTY PRECINCT #4 (Of 5) $2.25 MAR
88 102 18.99 AUG020226 SUPERGIRL #75 $2.50 DC
89 77 18.96 AUG021552 AVENGERS ICONS VISION #3 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
90 79 18.80 AUG021509 X-MEN ICONS CHAMBER #3 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
91 115 18.63 AUG021535 CALL OF DUTY WAGON #3 (Of 4) $2.25 MAR
92 85 17.93 AUG021946 RUSE #12 $2.95 CRO
93 88 17.83 AUG021947 RUSE #13 $2.95 CRO
94 109 17.70 AUG020219 HARLEY QUINN #25 $2.50 DC
95 86 17.67 AUG020038 STAR WARS REPUBLIC #47 $2.99 DAR
96 111 17.54 AUG020287 FABLES #6 (MR) $2.50 DC
97 89 17.37 AUG021205 LIBERTY MEADOWS #28 $2.95 IMA
98 114 17.18 AUG021548 BLACK PANTHER #50 $2.50 MAR
99 90 17.12 AUG021232 TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #7 (Of 12) $2.99 IMA
100 94 16.77 AUG020269 OUT THERE #14 $2.95 DC