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Industry Statistics
Nate Shelton

From the April 2003 Diamond Dialogue:

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
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2003

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 100.00 FEB030138 BATMAN #614 $2.25 DC
2 2 72.72 FEB031907/9/5162-3 TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 #1* $2.95 DRE
3 4 67.61 FEB031357 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #39 $2.25 MAR
4 5 63.10 FEB031361 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #52 $2.25 MAR
5 6 62.68 FEB031339 NEW X-MEN #139 $2.25 MAR
6 7 61.99 FEB031340 NEW X-MEN #140 $2.25 MAR
7 8 59.09 FEB031345 ULTIMATE X-MEN #32 $2.25 MAR
8 9 58.83 JAN031558 ULTIMATE X-MEN #31 $2.25 MAR
9 10 56.49 FEB031337 UNCANNY X-MEN #421 $2.25 MAR
10 3 56.09 FEB031338 UNCANNY X-MEN #422 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
11 20 40.02 FEB031335 WOLVERINE #189 $2.25 MAR
12 11 39.52 FEB031362 DAREDEVIL #46 $2.99 MAR
13 12 39.36 JAN031582 DAREDEVIL #45 $2.99 MAR
14 21 39.29 FEB030172 JLA #80 $2.25 DC
15 13 38.59 FEB031341 X-TREME X-MEN #24 $2.99 MAR
16 25 38.08 FEB031373 AVENGERS #66 $2.25 MAR
17 26 37.77 FEB031377 INCREDIBLE HULK #53 $2.25 MAR
18 27 37.67 FEB031376 INCREDIBLE HULK #52 $2.25 MAR
19 19 36.10 FEB030165 GREEN ARROW #23 $2.50 DC
20 22 34.98 FEB030168 GREEN ARROW #24 $2.50 DC
21 15 34.33 FEB031382 MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #4 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
22 16 33.83 FEB031363 CAPTAIN AMERICA #12 $2.99 MAR
23 17 33.67 FEB031381 MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #3 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
24 35 33.57 FEB031378 FANTASTIC FOUR #68 $2.25 MAR
25 18 31.06 FEB031329 MYSTIQUE #1 $2.99 MAR
26 39 31.04 FEB031359 PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #55 $2.25 MAR
27 48 29.53 FEB030167 GREEN LANTERN #162 $2.25 DC
28 23 29.48 JAN031272 GI JOE #16 $2.95 IMA
29 51 29.04 FEB030166 GREEN LANTERN #163 $2.25 DC
30 36 28.48 FEB031330 WOLVERINE XISLE #1 $2.50 MAR
31 28 28.15 FEB031905 TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #10 $2.95 DRE
32 30 27.75 FEB031205 GI JOE #17 $2.95 IMA
33 42 27.55 FEB030175 JSA #47 $2.50 DC
34 47 26.60 MAY021187 SPAWN #124 $2.50 IMA
35 32 26.45 FEB031364 PUNISHER #24 $2.99 MAR
36 33 26.33 FEB031365 PUNISHER #25 $2.99 MAR
37 50 26.30 FEB031331 WOLVERINE XISLE #2 $2.50 MAR
38 34 26.20 JAN031568 HULK WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #4 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
39 52 26.10 FEB031332 WOLVERINE XISLE #3 $2.50 MAR
40 54 25.65 FEB031333 WOLVERINE XISLE #4 $2.50 MAR
41 55 25.47 FEB031334 WOLVERINE XISLE #5 $2.50 MAR
42 43 24.97 FEB030134 DETECTIVE COMICS #781 $2.75 DC
43 57 24.23 FEB031325 HUMAN TORCH #1 $2.50 MAR
44 37 23.78 FEB031351 EXILES #25 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
45 40 23.37 FEB030213 ASTRO CITY LOCAL HEROES #2 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
46 41 23.37 FEB030207 THUNDERCATS RETURN #3 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
47 60 23.35 JAN031561 X-MEN UNLIMITED #43 $2.50 MAR
48 63 22.84 FEB031352 X-MEN UNLIMITED #45 $2.50 MAR
49 31 22.76 FEB031336 X-MEN 2 MOVIE ADAPTATION $3.50 MAR
50 44 22.74 FEB031326 SENTINEL #1 $2.99 MAR
51 66 22.65 FEB030157 AQUAMAN #5 $2.50 DC
52 79 22.62 FEB030152 SUPERMAN #192 $2.25 DC
53 45 22.62 FEB031379 THOR #62 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
54 67 22.52 JAN031562 X-MEN UNLIMITED #44 $2.50 MAR
55 46 22.47 FEB031380 THOR #63 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
56 49 22.43 FEB031219-20 MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 #2* $2.95 IMA
57 53 22.08 JAN031273 GI JOE FRONTLINE #6 $2.95 IMA
58 56 21.21 FEB031385 IRON MAN #67 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
59 88 20.98 FEB030150 ACTION COMICS #802 $2.25 DC
60 59 20.32 FEB030139 BATGIRL YEAR ONE #5 (Of 9) $2.95 DC
61 58 20.25 FEB031344 X-STATIX #10 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
62 80 20.24 FEB030174 JLA SCARY MONSTERS #2 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
63 91 20.17 FEB030162 FLASH #197 $2.25 DC
64 69 19.96 FEB030137 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #40 $2.75 DC
65 81 19.65 FEB030140 BATGIRL #39 $2.50 DC
66 82 19.59 FEB030170 HAWKMAN #14 $2.50 DC
67 94 19.40 FEB030151 ADVS O/SUPERMAN #615 $2.25 DC
68 95 19.27 FEB030148 NIGHTWING #80 $2.25 DC
69 62 19.19 FEB031343 WEAPON X #8 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
70 64 19.00 FEB031347 X-MEN RONIN #3 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
71 65 18.96 FEB031383 CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
72 68 18.63 FEB031348 X-MEN RONIN #4 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
73 70 18.30 JAN031312 DARKNESS VOL 2 #3 $2.99 IMA
74 71 18.23 FEB031256 RISING STARS BRIGHT #3 (Of 3) $2.99 IMA
75 72 18.19 FEB031388 PARADISE X #10 $2.99 MAR
76 73 18.16 FEB030155 SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #4 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
77 14 18.01 FEB030154 SUPERMAN RED SON #1 (Of 3) $5.95 DC
78 74 17.48 FEB031349 AGENT X #10 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
79 75 17.48 FEB031368 ALIAS #21 (RES) (MR) $2.99 MAR
80 78 17.43 JAN031292 POWERS #30 (MR) $2.95 IMA
81 76 17.34 FEB031366 ELEKTRA #21 (RES) $2.99 MAR
82 77 17.32 FEB031367 ELEKTRA #22 (RES) $2.99 MAR
83 109 16.87 FEB030185 WONDER WOMAN #191 $2.25 DC
84 97 16.87 FEB031327 RUNAWAYS #1 $2.50 MAR
85 98 16.76 FEB030136 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #166 $2.50 DC
86 61 16.56 OCT020032 GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN MACHINE INTERFACE #3 (MR) $3.50 DAR
87 99 16.28 FEB030220 FABLES #12 (MR) $2.50 DC
88 83 16.23 FEB030228 Y THE LAST MAN #10 (MR) $2.95 DC
89 84 16.22 FEB030201 ROBOTECH #5 (Of 6) $2.95 DC
90 121 15.90 SEP021498 ULTIMATE ADVS #3 $2.25 MAR
91 86 15.87 JAN031313 WITCHBLADE #63 $2.99 IMA
92 87 15.86 FEB031369 RAWHIDE KID #4 (Of 5) (MR) $2.99 MAR
93 104 15.74 FEB030143 BATMAN NEVERMORE #1 (Of 5) $2.50 DC
94 89 15.60 FEB031370 RAWHIDE KID #5 (Of 5) (MR) $2.99 MAR
95 90 15.54 JAN030091 STAR WARS EMPIRE #7 $2.99 DAR
96 108 15.36 FEB030144 BIRDS O/PREY #54 $2.50 DC
97 110 15.16 FEB030179 LEGION #19 $2.50 DC
98 92 15.15 FEB031360 SPIDER-GIRL #59 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
99 111 15.15 FEB030145 CATWOMAN #18 $2.50 DC
100 93 15.04 FEB031848 SOJOURN #22 $2.95 CRO