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Industry Statistics
Nate Shelton

From the January 2003 Diamond Dialogue:

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 January 2003

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 100.00 NOV020720 BATMAN #611 $2.25 DC
2 2 88.65 NOV022022 ULTIMATE WAR #3 (Of 4) $2.25 MAR
3 3 78.13 NOV022039 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #34 $2.25 MAR
4 4 77.87 NOV022040 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #35 $2.25 MAR
5 5 77.85 NOV022025 NEW X-MEN #136 $2.25 MAR
6 6 75.00 NOV022041 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49 $2.25 MAR
7 8 70.47 NOV022023 ULTIMATE X-MEN #27 $2.25 MAR
8 9 70.32 NOV022024 ULTIMATE X-MEN #28 $2.25 MAR
9 10 69.91 NOV022026 UNCANNY X-MEN #417 $2.25 MAR
10 11 69.69 NOV022027 UNCANNY X-MEN #418 $2.25 MAR
11 7 57.09 NOV022488-9 TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #7* $2.95 DRE
12 19 55.07 NOV022016 ULTIMATE DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA #4 (Of 4) $2.25 MAR
13 12 52.29 NOV022014 DAREDEVIL #42 $2.99 MAR
14 24 51.83 NOV022032 WOLVERINE #185 $2.25 MAR
15 14 50.42 NOV022031 X-TREME X-MEN #20 $2.99 MAR
16 25 50.32 NOV020759 JLA #77 $2.25 DC
17 15 49.36 NOV022490 TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #4 $2.95 DRE
18 29 46.19 NOV022052 AVENGERS #63 $2.25 MAR
19 16 45.78 NOV022018 CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 $2.99 MAR
20 13 44.51 NOV022050 TRUTH #3 (Of 6) $3.50 MAR
21 27 43.78 NOV020755 GREEN ARROW #21 $2.50 DC
22 18 42.90 NOV022028 HULK/WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #1 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
23 35 41.31 NOV022042 SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #52 $2.25 MAR
24 36 40.93 NOV022056 FANTASTIC FOUR #65 $2.25 MAR
25 22 40.83 NOV021765-6 MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE #3* $2.95 IMA
26 23 40.76 NOV021757 GI JOE #14 $2.95 IMA
27 21 40.53 NOV022029 HULK/WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #2 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
28 37 40.06 NOV022051 INCREDIBLE HULK #49 $2.25 MAR
29 42 35.54 NOV022054 THOR #58 $2.25 MAR
30 30 34.66 NOV022017 PUNISHER #21 $2.99 MAR
31 43 34.41 NOV022053 IRON MAN #64 $2.25 MAR
32 32 34.19 NOV021760 GI JOE FRONTLINE #4 $2.95 IMA
33 41 33.47 NOV020762 JSA #44 $2.50 DC
34 39 31.90 NOV020717 DETECTIVE COMICS #778 $2.75 DC
35 53 30.85 NOV020756 GREEN LANTERN #158 $2.25 DC
36 44 30.77 NOV021780 SPAWN #130 $2.50 IMA
37 38 30.48 NOV020783 ROBOTECH #2 (Of 6) $2.95 DC
38 45 30.41 NOV020748 AQUAMAN #2 $2.50 DC
39 55 30.08 NOV022038 EXILES #21 $2.25 MAR
40 28 29.83 NOV022033 X-MEN UNLIMITED #41 $3.50 MAR
41 61 28.15 NOV022030 X-STATIX #7 $2.25 MAR
42 33 27.50 NOV022012 DAREDEVIL MOVIE OFFICIAL COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION $3.50 MAR
43 64 26.50 NOV022036 WEAPON X #5 $2.25 MAR
44 65 26.43 NOV020737 ACTION COMICS #799 $2.25 DC
45 48 26.23 NOV020718 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #37 $2.75 DC
46 46 25.72 NOV020744 SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #1 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
47 59 25.60 NOV020758 HAWKMAN #11 $2.50 DC
48 71 25.58 NOV020739 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #612 $2.25 DC
49 60 25.35 NOV020722 BATGIRL #36 $2.50 DC
50 52 25.35 NOV020736 SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #134 (Note Price) $2.75 DC
51 72 25.11 NOV022048 CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 $2.25 MAR
52 74 24.51 NOV022035 AGENT X #7 $2.25 MAR
53 75 24.39 NOV020734 NIGHTWING #77 $2.25 DC
54 47 24.32 NOV021787 DARKNESS VOL 2 #2 $2.99 IMA
55 50 24.02 NOV020740 SUPERMAN VS DARKSEID APOKOLIPS NOW $2.95 DC
56 49 23.91 NOV022059 PARADISE X RAGNAROK #1 (Of 2) $2.99 MAR
57 51 23.85 NOV020723 BATGIRL YEAR ONE #2 (Of 9) $2.95 DC
58 81 22.96 NOV020752 FLASH #194 $2.25 DC
59 54 22.87 NOV022015 ELEKTRA #20 $2.99 MAR
60 56 22.49 NOV022021 ALIAS #19 (MR) $2.99 MAR
61 57 22.18 NOV022020 ALIAS #18 (MR) $2.99 MAR
62 58 21.75 NOV021773 POWERS #28 (MR) $2.95 IMA
63 78 21.70 NOV020719 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #163 $2.50 DC
64 89 21.37 NOV022044 SPIDER-MAN LEGEND O/T SPIDER CLAN #4 (Of 5) $2.25 MAR
65 80 21.03 NOV020728 BIRDS OF PREY #51 $2.50 DC
66 20 20.57 NOV020761 JLA/SPECTRE SOUL WAR #1 (Of 2) $5.95 DC
67 86 19.87 NOV020731 CATWOMAN #15 $2.50 DC
68 66 19.80 NOV021789 TOMB RAIDER #27 $2.99 IMA
69 67 19.78 NOV021788 WITCHBLADE #62 $2.99 IMA
70 68 19.78 NOV022055 FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #1 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
71 87 19.78 NOV020764 LEGION #16 $2.50 DC
72 97 19.63 NOV022045 SPIDER-GIRL #55 $2.25 MAR
73 98 19.53 NOV022046 SPIDER-GIRL #56 $2.25 MAR
74 70 19.39 NOV020038 STAR WARS EMPIRE #5 $2.99 DAR
75 100 19.31 NOV020735 ROBIN #110 $2.25 DC
76 101 19.28 NOV022049 ULTIMATE ADVENTURES #4 (RES) $2.25 MAR
77 102 19.24 NOV020771 WONDER WOMAN #188 (RES) $2.25 DC
78 103 19.22 NOV020770 WONDER WOMAN #187 (RES) $2.25 DC
79 73 19.05 NOV022432 SOJOURN #19 $2.95 CRO
80 17 19.05 NOV021786 BOTP/WITCHBLADE #1 $6.99 IMA
81 26 18.87 NOV020724 BATMAN ALIENS II #2 (Of 3) $5.95 DC
82 91 18.75 NOV020743 SUPERGIRL #78 $2.50 DC
83 83 18.68 NOV020772 YOUNG JUSTICE #53 $2.75 DC
84 93 18.31 NOV020795 FABLES #9 (MR) $2.50 DC
85 76 18.21 NOV022034 MEKANIX #4 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
86 77 18.19 NOV022043 SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #22 $2.99 MAR
87 79 17.83 NOV020797 FILTH #8 (Of 13) (MR) $2.95 DC
88 112 17.79 NOV022037 SOLDIER X #7 $2.25 MAR
89 63 17.33 NOV020033 GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #4 (MR) $3.50 DAR
90 84 17.27 NOV020786 ROBOTECH SOURCEBOOK $2.95 DC
91 85 17.26 NOV020810 Y THE LAST MAN #7 (MR) $2.95 DC
92 31 17.25 NOV020016 STAR WARS REPUBLIC #50 (Note Price) $5.99 DAR
93 82 17.25 NOV022019 SHANG CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU #5 (Of 6) (MR) $2.99 MAR
94 90 17.19 NOV020769 TITANS #49 $2.75 DC
95 105 16.85 NOV020733 GOTHAM CENTRAL #3 $2.50 DC
96 88 16.39 NOV020781 GLOBAL FREQUENCY #4 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
97 92 15.87 NOV020780 GEN 13 #5 $2.95 DC
98 94 15.46 NOV022427 RUSE #16 $2.95 CRO
99 95 15.38 NOV022420 BRATH PREQUEL $2.95 CRO
100 96 14.92 NOV021790 TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #9 (Of 12) $2.99 IMA