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Industry Statistics
Nate Shelton

From the February 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 February 2003

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 100.00 DEC020727 BATMAN #612 $2.25 DC
2 2 86.57 DEC022066 ULTIMATE WAR #4 (Of 4) $2.25 MAR
3 3 81.13 DEC022093 ULTIMATES #9 (RES) $2.25 MAR
4 4 80.29 DEC022079 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 $2.25 MAR
5 5 78.72 DEC022080 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #36 $2.25 MAR
6 6 73.92 DEC022069 NEW X-MEN #137 $2.25 MAR
7 9 67.78 DEC022067 ULTIMATE X-MEN #29 $2.25 MAR
8 10 66.92 DEC022068 UNCANNY X-MEN #419 $2.25 MAR
9 20 51.09 DEC022071 WOLVERINE #186 $2.25 MAR
10 11 49.44 DEC022647-8 TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #5* $2.95 DRE
11 12 48.15 DEC022070 X-TREME X-MEN #21 $2.99 MAR
12 23 48.11 DEC020769 JLA #78 $2.25 DC
13 13 46.99 DEC022085 DAREDEVIL #43 $2.99 MAR
14 7 46.91 DEC022064 INCREDIBLE HULK #50 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
15 14 46.76 DEC022086 DAREDEVIL #44 $2.99 MAR
16 8 45.11 DEC022081 SPIDER-MAN BLUE #6 (Of 6) (RES) $3.50 MAR
17 34 42.17 DEC022097 AVENGERS #64 $2.25 MAR
18 18 42.07 DEC022089 CAPTAIN AMERICA #9 $2.99 MAR
19 27 41.36 DEC020761 GREEN ARROW #21 (RES) $2.50 DC
20 35 38.78 DEC022096 FANTASTIC FOUR #66 $2.25 MAR
21 36 38.62 DEC022084 SPIDER-MAN PETER PARKER #53 $2.25 MAR
22 22 37.54 DEC022644 TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #8 $2.95 DRE
23 16 37.16 DEC022095 TRUTH RED WHITE BLACK #4 (Of 6) $3.50 MAR
24 24 36.58 DEC021785 GI JOE #15 $2.95 IMA
25 26 34.77 DEC022065 HULK WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #3 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
26 29 33.80 DEC020800 THUNDERCATS RETURN #1 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
27 30 33.06 DEC022088 PUNISHER #22 $2.99 MAR
28 32 32.99 DEC021812-3 MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE #4 (Of 4)* $2.95 IMA
29 17 32.23 DEC020747 ACTION COMICS #800 (Note Price) $3.95 DC
30 42 32.09 DEC020772 JSA #45 $2.50 DC
31 40 30.07 DEC020724 DETECTIVE COMICS #779 $2.75 DC
32 37 29.34 DEC021836 SPAWN #131 $2.95 IMA
33 38 29.06 DEC020804 ASTRO CITY LOCAL HEROES #1 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
34 45 28.95 DEC020755 AQUAMAN #3 $2.50 DC
35 53 28.77 DEC020762 GREEN LANTERN #159 $2.25 DC
36 39 28.27 DEC021789 GI JOE FRONTLINE #5 $2.95 IMA
37 55 28.17 DEC022073 EXILES #22 $2.25 MAR
38 33 27.57 DEC022076 X-MEN UNLIMITED #42 $3.50 MAR
39 57 27.51 DEC022099 THOR #60 $2.25 MAR
40 58 27.48 DEC022098 THOR #59 $2.25 MAR
41 41 27.18 DEC022090 RAWHIDE KID #1 (Of 5) (MR) $2.99 MAR
42 63 26.06 DEC022100 IRON MAN #65 $2.25 MAR
43 64 25.99 DEC022072 X-STATIX #8 $2.25 MAR
44 43 25.96 DEC021841 RISING STARS BRIGHT #1 (Of 3) $2.99 IMA
45 155 25.84 DEC020824 VERTIGO X PREVIEW (MR) $0.99 DC
46 65 25.53 DEC020748 SUPERMAN #190 $2.25 DC
47 47 24.64 DEC020726 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #38 $2.75 DC
48 69 24.54 DEC022074 WEAPON X #6 $2.25 MAR
49 61 24.05 DEC020766 HAWKMAN #12 $2.50 DC
50 62 23.85 DEC020729 BATGIRL #37 $2.50 DC
51 46 23.78 DEC021847 BATTLE O/T PLANETS #7 $2.99 IMA
52 75 23.44 DEC020746 ADV OF SUPERMAN #613 $2.25 DC
53 76 23.07 DEC022102 CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 $2.25 MAR
54 77 23.03 DEC020743 NIGHTWING #78 $2.25 DC
55 48 22.88 DEC020730 BATGIRL YEAR ONE #3 (Of 9) $2.95 DC
56 49 22.85 DEC020794 ROBOTECH #3 (Of 6) $2.95 DC
57 50 22.69 DEC020754 SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #2 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
58 83 21.89 DEC022077 AGENT X #8 $2.25 MAR
59 51 21.81 DEC022087 ELEKTRA #21 $2.99 MAR
60 85 21.79 DEC020759 FLASH #195 $2.25 DC
61 52 21.71 DEC022105 PARADISE X RAGNAROK #2 (Of 2) $2.99 MAR
62 54 21.25 DEC022092 ALIAS #19 (RES) (MR) $2.99 MAR
63 89 21.04 DEC020779 WONDER WOMAN #189 $2.25 DC
64 59 20.77 DEC021825 POWERS #29 (MR) $2.95 IMA
65 79 20.47 DEC020725 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #164 $2.50 DC
66 95 20.33 DEC022094 THUNDERBOLTS #76 $2.25 MAR
67 96 20.16 DEC022082 SPIDER-MAN LEGEND O/T SPIDER CLAN #5 (Of 5) $2.25 MAR
68 86 19.51 DEC020736 BIRDS OF PREY #52 $2.50 DC
69 67 19.24 DEC022564 BRIAN PULIDO LADY DEATH #1 MEDIEVAL TALE $2.95 CRO
70 88 19.13 DEC020750 SUPERGIRL #79 $2.50 DC
71 21 18.72 DEC020770 JLA SPECTRE SOUL WAR #2 (Of 2) $5.95 DC
72 92 18.70 DEC020738 CATWOMAN #16 $2.50 DC
73 104 18.65 DEC022083 SPIDER-GIRL #57 $2.25 MAR
74 70 18.39 DEC021845 TOMB RAIDER #28 $2.99 IMA
75 94 18.39 DEC020775 LEGION #17 $2.50 DC
76 71 18.36 DEC021843 FATHOM #1/2 $2.99 IMA
77 72 18.30 DEC020037 STAR WARS EMPIRE #6 $2.99 DAR
78 73 18.29 DEC020753 SUPERMAN METROPOLIS #1 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
79 97 18.15 DEC020814 FABLES #10 (MR) $2.50 DC
80 74 18.14 DEC022582 SOJOURN #20 $2.95 CRO
81 25 18.05 DEC020737 BIRDS OF PREY CATWOMAN BATGIRL #1 (Of 2) $5.95 DC
82 109 18.00 DEC020745 ROBIN #111 $2.25 DC
83 84 17.86 DEC020780 YOUNG JUSTICE #54 $2.75 DC
84 78 17.41 DEC020828 Y THE LAST MAN #8 (MR) $2.95 DC
85 80 17.02 DEC022103 FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #2 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
86 28 16.85 DEC020731 BATMAN ALIENS II #3 (Of 3) $5.95 DC
87 19 16.82 DEC020773 JSA UNHOLY THREE #1 (Of 2) $6.95 DC
88 81 16.79 DEC020014 HELLBOY WEIRD TALES #1 $2.99 DAR
89 93 16.79 DEC020778 TITANS #50 $2.75 DC
90 82 16.73 DEC022078 MEKANIX #5 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
91 87 16.48 DEC020816 FILTH #9 (Of 13) (MR) $2.95 DC
92 107 16.48 DEC020768 HERO #1 $2.50 DC
93 68 16.14 DEC020039 STAR WARS A VALENTINE STORY $3.50 DAR
94 121 15.98 DEC022075 SOLDIER X #8 $2.25 MAR
95 90 15.78 DEC022091 SHANG CHI MASTER OF KUNG FU #6 (Of 6) (MR) $2.99 MAR
96 91 15.65 DEC020038 STAR WARS REPUBLIC #51 $2.99 DAR
97 115 15.37 DEC020739 GOTHAM CENTRAL #4 $2.50 DC
98 44 15.29 DEC020016 STAR WARS JEDI MACE WINDU $4.99 DAR
99 98 15.25 DEC022568 CHIMERA #1 (Of 4) $2.95 CRO
100 99 15.12 DEC020791 GLOBAL FREQUENCY #5 (Of 12) $2.95 DC