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Nate Shelton

From the July 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 May 2003

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 110.20 MAR031517 WOLVERINE #1 $2.25 MAR
2 2 100.00 MAR030182 BATMAN #615 $2.25 DC
3 3 73.25 MAR031571 ULTIMATES #10 $2.25 MAR
4 4 72.51 MAR031549 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #40 $2.25 MAR
5 5 71.34 MAR031550 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #41 $2.25 MAR
6 7 66.49 MAR031531 NEW X-MEN #141 $2.25 MAR
7 8 66.47 MAR031548 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #53 $2.25 MAR
8 9 65.68 MAR031535 UNCANNY X-MEN #424 $2.25 MAR
9 10 64.63 MAR031532 ULTIMATE X-MEN #33 $2.25 MAR
10 11 64.26 FEB031328 VENOM #1 $2.25 MAR
11 6 51.58 MAR032150 TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 #2 (Of 6) $2.95 DRE
12 12 46.04 MAR031529 X-TREME X-MEN #25 $2.99 MAR
13 13 45.92 MAR031530 X-TREME X-MEN #26 $2.99 MAR
14 21 42.63 MAR031564 INCREDIBLE HULK #54 $2.25 MAR
15 15 42.59 MAR031552 DAREDEVIL #47 $2.99 MAR
16 22 41.86 MAR030215 JLA #81 $2.25 DC
17 25 40.32 MAR031561 AVENGERS #67 $2.25 MAR
18 20 39.57 MAR031518 NEW MUTANTS #1 $2.50 MAR
19 14 37.55 OCT020806 LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL II #5 (Of 6) $3.50 DC
20 23 36.46 MAR030208 GREEN ARROW #25 $2.50 DC
21 34 36.16 MAR031569 FANTASTIC FOUR #69 $2.25 MAR
22 17 35.42 MAR031567 MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #5 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
23 35 35.03 MAR031547 PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #56 $2.25 MAR
24 27 35.03 MAR030210 GREEN ARROW #26 $2.50 DC
25 19 34.20 MAR031557 CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 $2.99 MAR
26 24 30.78 MAR030245 AUTHORITY VOL 2 #1 (MR) $2.95 DC
27 47 30.78 MAR030209 GREEN LANTERN #164 $2.25 DC
28 38 30.55 MAR030219 JSA #48 $2.50 DC
29 39 30.23 MAR030222 JSA ALL STARS #1 (Of 8) $2.50 DC
30 26 29.47 MAR031526 WOLVERINE SNIKT #1 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
31 28 28.48 MAR031521 MYSTIQUE #2 $2.99 MAR
32 45 28.42 JUN021421 SPAWN #125 $2.50 IMA
33 29 28.27 MAR032151 TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #11 $2.95 DRE
34 31 28.11 MAR031312-4 VOLTRON DEFENDER O/T UNIVERSE #1 (Of 5)* $2.95 IMA
35 30 27.77 MAR031554 PUNISHER #26 $2.99 MAR
36 32 27.63 MAR031555 PUNISHER #27 $2.99 MAR
37 50 26.94 MAR031519 INHUMANS #1 $2.50 MAR
38 41 26.68 MAR030178 DETECTIVE COMICS #782 $2.75 DC
39 59 26.37 MAR030211 GREEN LANTERN #165 $2.25 DC
40 53 26.08 MAR030232 TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE GRADUATION DAY #1 (Of 3) $2.50 DC
41 36 25.82 MAR031539 EXILES #27 $2.99 MAR
42 37 25.74 MAR031538 EXILES #26 $2.99 MAR
43 64 25.64 FEB031324 NAMOR #2 $2.25 MAR
44 56 24.67 FEB031353 X-MEN UNLIMITED #46 $2.50 MAR
45 43 24.33 MAR030253 THUNDERCATS RETURN #4 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
46 76 24.24 MAR030198 SUPERMAN #193 $2.25 DC
47 57 23.99 MAR031536 X-MEN UNLIMITED #47 $2.50 MAR
48 44 23.83 MAR031563 THOR #64 $2.99 MAR
49 60 23.71 MAR030233 TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE GRADUATION DAY #2 (Of 3) $2.50 DC
50 65 23.05 MAR030205 AQUAMAN #6 $2.50 DC
51 48 23.05 MAR031574 IRON MAN #68 $2.99 MAR
52 49 22.99 MAR031541 X-MEN PHOENIX #1 (Of 3) $2.99 MAR
53 71 22.59 MAR030183 ARKHAM ASYLUM LIVING HELL #1 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
54 84 22.29 MAR030196 ACTION COMICS #803 $2.25 DC
55 52 22.13 FEB031206 GI JOE FRONTLINE #7 $2.95 IMA
56 89 21.66 MAR030207 FLASH #198 $2.25 DC
57 54 21.57 MAR030185 BATGIRL YEAR ONE #6 (Of 9) $2.95 DC
58 16 21.52 FEB030206 THUNDERCATS/BATTLE O/T PLANETS $4.95 DC
59 78 21.15 MAR031524 HUMAN TORCH #2 $2.50 MAR
60 55 21.04 MAR031527 WOLVERINE DOOP #1 (Of 2) $2.99 MAR
61 79 20.94 MAR030184 BATGIRL #40 $2.50 DC
62 80 20.82 MAR031520 CREW #1 $2.50 MAR
63 68 20.79 MAR030181 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #41 $2.75 DC
64 94 20.78 MAR030194 NIGHTWING #81 $2.25 DC
65 81 20.75 MAR030212 HAWKMAN #15 $2.50 DC
66 95 20.72 MAR030197 ADVS O/SUPERMAN #616 $2.25 DC
67 18 20.71 FEB031251 BATTLE O/T PLANETS THUNDERCATS ONE-SHOT $4.99 IMA
68 82 20.62 MAR031542 DOMINO #1 $2.50 MAR
69 58 20.01 MAR031565 CAPTAIN MARVEL #9 $2.99 MAR
70 62 19.82 MAR031566 CAPTAIN MARVEL #10 $2.99 MAR
71 86 19.81 MAR030218 JLA SCARY MONSTERS #3 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
72 63 19.75 MAR031543 WEAPON X #9 $2.99 MAR
73 87 19.58 MAR031311 VOLTRON DEFENDER O/T UNIVERSE #0 $2.50 IMA
74 66 19.26 MAR031523 SENTINEL #2 $2.99 MAR
75 67 19.21 MAR031556 ALIAS #22 (MR) $2.99 MAR
76 72 19.07 MAR030203 SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #5 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
77 69 19.01 MAR031553 ELEKTRA #23 $2.99 MAR
78 73 18.67 FEB031252 BATTLE O/T PLANETS #9 $2.99 IMA
79 75 18.62 FEB031232 POWERS #31 (MR) $2.95 IMA
80 77 18.18 MAR030281 Y THE LAST MAN #11 (MR) $2.95 DC
81 102 18.04 MAR030235 WONDER WOMAN #192 $2.25 DC
82 98 17.84 MAR030180 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #167 $2.50 DC
83 99 17.46 MAR030270 FABLES #13 (MR) $2.50 DC
84 83 17.24 MAR031323 BATTLE O/T PLANETS #10 $2.99 IMA
85 85 16.75 MAR030021 CRIMINAL MACABRE CAL MCDONALD MYSTERY #1 (Of 5) $2.99 DAR
86 88 16.53 MAR030249 ROBOTECH #6 (Of 6) $2.95 DC
87 100 16.47 MAR030191 CATWOMAN #19 $2.50 DC
88 103 16.19 MAR031525 RUNAWAYS #2 $2.50 MAR
89 70 16.14 NOV020033 GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN/MACHINE INTERFACE #4 (MR) $3.50 DAR
90 90 16.12 FEB030080 STAR WARS EMPIRE #8 DARKLIGHTER (1 Of 4) $2.99 DAR
91 104 16.12 MAR030189 BIRDS O/PREY #55 $2.50 DC
92 105 16.09 MAR030225 LEGION #20 $2.50 DC
93 91 16.04 MAR031575 SPIDER-GIRL #60 $2.99 MAR
94 93 16.03 MAR032089 SOJOURN #23 $2.95 CRO
95 92 16.02 FEB031259 WITCHBLADE #64 $2.99 IMA
96 74 15.94 MAR030204 SMALLVILLE #2 $3.50 DC
97 118 15.68 MAR030195 ROBIN #114 $2.25 DC
98 110 15.44 MAR030190 BATMAN NEVERMORE #2 (Of 5) $2.50 DC
99 96 15.34 MAR031286 MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 SANTALUCIA CVR #3 $2.95 IMA
100 97 14.93 APR032098-100 JOHN CARPENTERS SNAKE PLISSKEN #1* $2.99 CRO

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