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From the February Diamond Dialogue:

The following data is provided by Diamond in order to give its customers the most accurate information on industry vendors' market share based on actual sales for 2002.

(Please Note: This information can also be found in the 2002 Year in Review section of Diamond Dialogue's online edition, which is located in the News & Info section of Diamond Online's Retailer Services Area.)

2002 MARKET SHARE
(Based On All Products Invoiced Between January and December 2002)

Comics, Magazines, & GNs

Publisher
Total Sales Dollar Share
Total Sales Unit Share
MARVEL COMICS
33.61%
40.52%
DC COMICS
28.35%
29.44%
IMAGE COMICS
6.83%
6.80%
DARK HORSE COMICS
6.52%
4.62%
CG ENTERTAINMENT
3.21%
3.21%
WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT
2.48%
1.85%
DREAMWAVE
2.47%
2.82%
VIZ COMMUNICATIONS
2.18%
1.17%
TOKYOPOP
1.33%
0.62%
CHAOS! COMICS
0.66%
0.63%
FANTAGRAPHICS/EROS
0.85%
0.36%
ONI PRESS INC.
0.53%
0.47%
SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS
0.51%
0.34%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
0.50%
0.70%
AVATAR PRESS
0.49%
0.40%
ANTARCTIC PRESS
0.46%
0.29%
HARRIS COMICS
0.45%
0.40%
BONGO COMICS
0.38%
0.46%
CENTRAL PARK MEDIA CORP
0.30%
0.12%
DYNAMIC FORCES
0.30%
0.06%
Non-Top 20 Total
7.59%
4.73%

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