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Industry Statistics
Nate Shelton

From the September 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 July 2003

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 100.00 MAY030139 BATMAN #617 $2.25 DC
2 3 81.04 MAY031483 SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 $2.25 MAR
3 5 74.82 MAY031502 ULTIMATE X-MEN #35 $2.25 MAR
4 6 70.39 MAY031530 ULTIMATES #11 $2.25 MAR
5 7 69.11 MAY031487 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #43 $2.25 MAR
6 8 68.11 APR031515 NEW X-MEN #143 $2.25 MAR
7 2 66.91 APR031273-5/5157-8 GI JOE/TRANSFORMERS #1 (Of 6)* $2.95 IMA
8 9 65.12 MAY031489 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #55 $2.25 MAR
9 10 64.92 APR031543 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #54 $2.25 MAR
10 11 63.81 MAY031507 UNCANNY X-MEN #428 $2.25 MAR
11 12 62.82 MAY031506 UNCANNY X-MEN #427 $2.25 MAR
12 13 61.88 MAY031516 WOLVERINE #3 $2.25 MAR
13 14 61.63 MAY031484 SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #2 $2.25 MAR
14 19 51.30 MAY030201/5128 TEEN TITANS #1* $2.50 DC
15 15 44.86 MAY031520 X-TREME X-MEN #28 $2.99 MAR
16 27 44.31 MAY031533 INCREDIBLE HULK #57 $2.25 MAR
17 16 44.26 MAY032192 TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 #4 (Of 6) $2.95 DRE
18 30 42.84 MAY031534 INCREDIBLE HULK #58 $2.25 MAR
19 33 41.12 MAY031523 SILVER SURFER #1 $2.25 MAR
20 20 41.04 MAY031498 DAREDEVIL #49 $2.99 MAR
21 34 40.35 MAY030186 JLA #83 $2.25 DC
22 23 39.08 MAY031221 GI JOE/TRANSFORMERS #2 (Of 6) $2.95 IMA
23 22 38.96 MAY031501 SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #2 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
24 35 38.20 MAY031526 FANTASTIC FOUR #501 (#72) $2.25 MAR
25 17 37.26 MAY031496 BORN #2 (Of 4) (MR) $3.50 MAR
26 32 37.06 MAY031508 EMMA FROST #1 $2.50 MAR
27 25 36.80 MAY031481/5051 TROUBLE #1 (Of 5)* $2.99 MAR
28 38 36.18 MAY031486 VENOM #3 (RES) $2.25 MAR
29 21 33.97 MAY031524 FANTASTIC FOUR #500 (#71) (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
30 28 33.28 MAY030162 SUPERMAN BIRTHRIGHT #1 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
31 18 32.69 MAY030189 JSA #50 (Note Price) $3.95 DC
32 31 31.05 MAY031499 CAPTAIN AMERICA #15 $2.99 MAR
33 43 30.88 MAY030178 GREEN ARROW #28 $2.50 DC
34 44 29.75 MAY031522 NEW MUTANTS #3 $2.50 MAR
35 26 29.37 MAY031495 THOR VIKINGS #1 (Of 5) (MR) $3.50 MAR
36 45 29.30 MAY030198 OUTSIDERS #2 $2.50 DC
37 48 28.37 MAY030177 FORMERLY KNOWN AS JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
38 29 28.02 MAY030174 FLASH #200 (Note Price) $3.50 DC
39 37 27.76 MAY031510 EXILES #29 $2.99 MAR
40 50 27.44 JUL021204 SPAWN #126 $2.50 IMA
41 40 26.97 APR031269 GI JOE #19 $2.95 IMA
42 39 26.93 MAY031505 MYSTIQUE #4 $2.99 MAR
43 41 26.50 MAY031497 PUNISHER #29 $2.99 MAR
44 47 26.31 MAY030136 DETECTIVE COMICS #784 $2.75 DC
45 4 26.01 MAY030169 BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN TRINITY #2 (Of 3) $6.95 DC
46 55 25.31 MAY030188 JSA ALL STARS #3 (Of 8) $2.50 DC
47 56 24.97 MAY031517 X-MEN UNLIMITED #50 $2.50 MAR
48 72 24.73 MAY030180 GREEN LANTERN #167 $2.25 DC
49 46 24.38 MAY031515 WOLVERINE SNIKT #3 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
50 57 24.36 MAY031491 KINGPIN #2 $2.50 MAR
51 75 24.08 MAY030159 SUPERMAN #195 $2.25 DC
52 60 24.04 APR031520 X-MEN UNLIMITED #49 $2.50 MAR
53 49 23.85 MAY032193 TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #13 $2.95 DRE
54 24 23.08 MAY031525 FANTASTIC FOUR #500 (#71) DIRECTORS CUT ED $4.99 MAR
55 52 23.04 MAY030210 AUTHORITY VOL 2 #3 (MR) $2.95 DC
56 51 22.89 MAY031544 THOR #66 $2.99 MAR
57 42 22.62 MAY031542 TRUTH RED WHITE BLACK #7 (Of 7) (RES) $3.50 MAR
58 53 21.97 MAY031545 IRON MAN #70 $2.99 MAR
59 84 21.80 MAY030157 ACTION COMICS #805 $2.25 DC
60 54 21.58 MAY031532 HULK NIGHTMERICA #2 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
61 63 21.41 MAY030137 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #43 $2.75 DC
62 59 20.46 MAY030144 BATGIRL YEAR ONE #8 (Of 9) $2.95 DC
63 93 20.29 MAY030155 NIGHTWING #83 $2.25 DC
64 80 20.21 MAY030168 AQUAMAN #8 $2.50 DC
65 58 20.19 MAY031509 X-STATIX #11 $2.99 MAR
66 61 20.06 APR031529 X-MEN PHOENIX #2 (Of 3) $2.99 MAR
67 82 19.97 MAY030181 HAWKMAN #17 $2.50 DC
68 83 19.88 MAY030141 BATGIRL #42 $2.50 DC
69 100 19.84 MAY030158 ADVS O/SUPERMAN #618 $2.25 DC
70 62 19.79 MAY031274 MAGDALENA VOL 2 #1 $2.99 IMA
71 65 19.74 MAR031276 GI JOE FRONTLINE #8 $2.95 IMA
72 68 19.23 APR031270 GI JOE FRONTLINE #9 $2.95 IMA
73 66 19.17 MAY031494 ALIAS #24 (MR) $2.99 MAR
74 67 19.11 APR031524 WEAPON X #10 $2.99 MAR
75 103 19.10 MAY031536 NAMOR #4 $2.25 MAR
76 87 19.03 MAY030149 BIRDS O/PREY #57 $2.50 DC
77 69 18.97 MAY031547 CAPTAIN MARVEL #12 $2.99 MAR
78 70 18.82 MAY031519 WEAPON X #11 $2.99 MAR
79 90 18.80 MAY030140 ARKHAM ASYLUM LIVING HELL #3 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
80 71 18.63 APR031559 PARADISE X #12 (Of 12) $2.99 MAR
81 74 18.40 MAY030165 SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #7 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
82 76 18.31 MAY031215 GI JOE FRONTLINE #10 $2.95 IMA
83 77 18.25 MAY030250 Y THE LAST MAN #13 (MR) $2.95 DC
84 95 18.02 MAY030187 JLA SCARY MONSTERS #5 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
85 96 18.01 MAY031529 INHUMANS #3 $2.50 MAR
86 98 17.93 MAY030138 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #169 $2.50 DC
87 78 17.50 MAY031500 ELEKTRA #25 $2.99 MAR
88 102 17.44 MAY030237 FABLES #15 (MR) $2.50 DC
89 117 17.29 MAY030202 WONDER WOMAN #194 $2.25 DC
90 81 17.01 MAY030209 ARROWSMITH #1 (Of 6) $2.95 DC
91 79 16.92 APR031309 BATTLE O/T PLANETS #11 (Of 12) $2.99 IMA
92 64 16.67 FEB030066 GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN/MACHINE INTERFACE #5 (MR) $3.50 DAR
93 85 16.61 APR031266 DAWN THREE TIERS #1 (Of 6) $2.95 IMA
94 107 16.48 MAY031527 HUMAN TORCH #4 $2.50 MAR
95 86 16.42 MAY030196 LOBO UNBOUND #2 (Of 6) (MR) $2.95 DC
96 109 16.18 MAY030176 FALLEN ANGEL #1 $2.50 DC
97 88 16.03 MAY031231 MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 #5 $2.95 IMA
98 36 15.94 MAY032191 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE OFF GD #4 $5.25 DRE
99 89 15.76 MAY031485 SPIDER-GIRL #62 $2.99 MAR
100 114 15.75 MAY030150 CATWOMAN #21 $2.50 DC