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Diamond Announces Top Products Based on Initial Orders for December 2002
Nate Shelton
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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 the industry's top-selling products based on Initial Orders in the categories of Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks, Magazines, Books, Cards, Toys, Games, Videos, Apparel, Prints & Posters, Miscellaneous, and International.

(Please Note: This information can also 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.)

December 2002 Top Sellers
(For Products Shipping Beginning in February)

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

QtyRank
RetailRank
GUIDE
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
4
5.97
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 5 PUBLIC SCRUTINY TP
$11.99
MAR
2
6
4.61
ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 4 HELLFIRE & BRIMSTONE TP
$12.99
MAR
3
7
4.08
BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE FUGITIVE VOL 2 TP
$12.95
DC
4
5
3.31
DAREDEVIL VOL 5 OUT TP
$19.99
MAR
5
2
3.14
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 HC
$29.99
MAR
6
1
2.99
MIKE MIGNOLA ART OF HELLBOY HC
$49.95
DAR
7
9
2.71
JLA RIDDLE O/T BEAST SC
$14.95
DC
8
3
2.59
STAR WARS LONG TIME AGO VOL 5 FOOLS BOUNTY TP
$29.95
DAR
9
13
2.28
GREEN LANTERN POWER OF ION TP
$14.95
DC
10
11
2.27
TRANSFORMERS BEGINNINGS GN
$16.95
TIT
11
10
2.23
SHADE THE CHANGING MAN AMERICAN SCREAM TP (MR)
$17.95
DC
12
17
2.20
HAWKMAN ENDLESS FLIGHT TP
$12.95
DC
13
15
2.20
NIGHTWING HUNT FOR ORACLE TP
$14.95
DC
14
14
2.12
RUSE VOL 2 SILENT PARTNER TP
$15.95
CRO
15
25
2.12
ASTRO BOY VOL 13 TP
$9.95
DAR
16
8
2.06
COSMIC ODYSSEY TP NEW ED
$19.95
DC
17
12
1.98
EXILES VOL 3 OUT OF TIME TP
$17.99
MAR
18
16
1.96
SUPERMAN CRITICAL CONDITION TP
$14.95
DC
19
50
1.95
CHEAT GN (MR)
$5.95
ONI
20
19
1.93
ALIAS VOL 2 COME HOME TP (MR)
$13.99
MAR
21
23
1.89
X STATIX VOL 1 TP
$11.99
MAR
22
34
1.85
FORGE #11
$7.95
CRO
23
45
1.79
PHANTOM VOL 4 HUNT GN
$6.95
MNS
24
39
1.75
EDGE #11
$7.95
CRO
25
21
1.62
STEAMPUNK DRAMA OBSCURA
$14.95
DC
26
30
1.42
NOBLE CAUSES VOL 1 IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH TP
$12.95
IMA
27
40
1.38
SCRYED VOL 1 GN
$9.99
TKP
28
41
1.36
ANGELIC LAYER VOL 5 GN (Of 5)
$9.99
TKP
29
42
1.33
KODOCHA VOL 6 SANAS STAGE GN (Of 10)
$9.99
TKP
30
43
1.31
PEACH GIRL SOPHOMORE YEAR VOL 1 TP
$9.99
TKP
31
44
1.30
KARE KANO VOL 2 GN (Of 15) (RES)
$9.99
TKP
32
29
1.28
FIST FULL OF BLOOD HC
$14.95
HEA
33
26
1.27
MYSTIC VOL 4 ALL NIGHT TP
$15.95
CRO
34
24
1.24
WILDCATS BATTERY PARK TP
$17.95
DC
35
28
1.23
BATTLE ROYALE (MR)
$15.95
VIZ
36
48
1.22
RAGNAROK VOL 6 GN (Of 10)
$9.99
TKP
37
49
1.20
INITIAL D VOL 4 GN (Of 20) (RES)
$9.99
TKP
38
32
1.15
BTVS NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND TP
$12.95
DAR
39
22
1.15
PREACHER DEAD OR ALIVE COLLECTED COVERS SC
$19.95
DC
40
52
1.12
GATEKEEPERS VOL 1 GN
$9.99
TKP
41
27
1.11
SERAPHIC FEATHER TARGET ZONE TP (MR)
$17.95
DAR
42
38
1.08
APACHE SKIES TP (MR)
$12.99
MAR
43
35
0.98
STRAY BULLETS VOL 7 TP (MR)
$14.95
EL
44
60
0.94
PLANET LADDER VOL 5 GN (Of 5)
$9.99
TKP
45
62
0.92
REBIRTH VOL 1 GN
$9.99
TKP
46
31
0.90
EIGHTBALL DAVID BORING SC (MR)
$16.95
FAN
47
63
0.90
CLUMSY GN
$10.00
TOP
48
153
0.89
CROW FLESH & BLOOD COLL (Net)
$2.99
BUD
49
67
0.86
MIRACLE GIRLS VOL 8 PKT TP
$9.99
TKP
50
68
0.85
PRIEST VOL 5 GN (Of 9)
$9.99
TKP

TOP 10 MAGAZINES

QtyRank
RetailRank
GUIDE
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
45.54
WIZARD #138*
$4.99
WIZ
2
2
12.19
TOYFARE #68*
$4.99
WIZ
3
5
4.98
INQUEST #95
$4.99
WIZ
4
4
4.88
HEAVY METAL MAY 2003 (MR)
$5.99
HEA
5
8
4.01
ANIME INVASION #6*
$4.99
WIZ
6
7
3.47
LEES TOY REVIEW MAR 2003
$5.95
ACT
7
3
3.39
NEWTYPE ENGLISH VERSION MAGAZINE #5
$9.95
ADV
8
10
3.32
ANIMERICA MAR 2003 VOL 11 #3
$4.95
VIZ
9
12
2.79
SCRYE #58 (C: 4)
$5.50
KRA
10
11
2.71
TOMARTS AF DIGEST FEB 2003
$5.95
TOM


TOP 10 BOOKS

QtyRank
RetailRank
GUIDE
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
8.90
OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GD VOL 33 SC*
$25.00
GEM
2
2
3.54
OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GD VOL 33 HC*
$32.00
GEM
3
3
1.83
HTDM MAKING ANIME
$24.99
DIG
4
4
1.68
HTDM PEN & TONE TECHNIQUES
$19.99
DIG
5
7
1.15
MANGA TECHNIQUES VOL 3 ENG ED
$12.99
JAP
6
5
0.91
CATWOMAN LIFE & TIMES/FELINE FATALE LTD ED PX TP
$22.95
CHR
7
15
0.58
YU-GI-OH! RULE BOOK TP
$14.99
PRI
8
16
0.57
YU-GI-OH! CARD CATALOG TP
$14.99
PRI
9
25
0.55
JLA GREEN LANTERN HEROS QUEST MMPB
$6.99
POC
10
8
0.55
CARTOON HISTORY O/T UNIVERSE III
$21.95
WWN


TOP 10 CARDS

RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
COMPLETE STAR TREK ANIMATED ADVS T/C BOX (Net)
$54.00
RIT
2
2
TOPPS 2002-3 CHROME NBA T/C BOX (Net)
$53.00
TOP
3
12
UPPER DECK YANKEES SIGNATURE SER MLB T/C BOX (Net)
$220.00
UPP
4
3
PLAYBOY PLAYMATE O/T YEAR T/C BOX (Net) (A)
$48.99
STE
5
4
TOPPS 2003 HERITAGE MLB T/C BOX (Net)
$53.00
TOP
6
9
UPPER DECK 2002-3 GLASS NBA T/C BOX (Net)
$105.00
UPP
7
23
UPPER DECK 2002-3 PREM COLL NHL T/C BOX (Net)
$295.00
UPP
8
7
SCOOBY DOO MYSTERIES & MONSTERS PREM T/C BOX (Net) (RES)
$45.00
INK
9
8
UPPER DECK 2003 MVP MLB T/C BOX (Net)
$35.00
UPP
10
21
TOPPS 2002-3 JERSEY ED NBA T/C BOX (Net)
$147.00
TOP


TOP 10 TOYS

RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
9
MARVEL LEGENDS SER 3 FIG ASST
$123.00
TOY
2
11
JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED WAVE 1 AF ASST
$119.88
MAT
3
15
CLERKS SER 1 INACTION FIG ASST
$112.44
GRA
4
13
SUPER FRIENDS ROBIN MAQUETTE
$89.95
DC
5
8
GRAY HULK MINI-STATUE
$50.00
BOW
6
14
DF MARY JANE 8-IN BUST
$89.99
DYN
7
17
SIMPSONS WOS WAVE XI ASST
$95.88
PLA
8
7
THING MINI-STATUE
$45.00
BOW
9
52
WONDER WOMAN DLX BOOKENDS
$295.00
DC
10
16
SILVER AGE MARVEL GIRL MED RESIN STATUE
$75.00
DST


TOP 10 GAMES

RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
YU-GI-OH! CCG LABYRINTH/NIGHTMARE BOOSTER DIS (Net)
$54.30
UPP
2
3
MTG CCG LEGIONS BOOST DIS
$118.44
WTC
3
2
MECHWARRIOR DARK AGE FIRE FOR EFFECT BOOST
$9.95
WZK
4
6
MTG CCG LEGIONS THEME DECK DIS
$119.88
WTC
5
4
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS SAVAGE SPECIES HC
$29.95
WTC
6
56
WWE RAW DEAL CCG VELOCITY BOOST DIS
$118.45
CMI
7
7
MTG CCG LEGIONS FAT PACK
$24.99
WTC
8
5
MECHWARRIOR DARK AGE BOOST PACK (STAR16403)
$9.95
WZK
9
9
SCARRED LANDS PLAYERS GUIDE TO WIZARDS
$23.95
WHI
10
12
RAVENLOFT VAN RICHTENS GUIDE TO THE WALKING DEAD
$22.95
WHI


TOP 10 VIDEOS

QtyRank
RetailRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
LOVE HINA SPRING SP DVD (Net)
$21.49
BAN
2
4
CHOBITS VOL 1 PERSOCOM DVD (Net) (MR)
$21.49
PIO
3
6
FLCL VOL 2 DVD (Net)
$17.99
BIA
4
7
NOIR VOL 1 SHADES/DARKNESS DVD (Net)
$17.99
ADV
5
5
HACK SIGN VOL 1 DVD (Net)
$21.79
BAN
6
8
EXCEL SAGA VOL 5 SECRETS & LIES DVD (Net) (MR)
$17.99
ADV
7
12
G TASTE VOL 1 TASTE/HONEY DVD SUB (Net) (A)
$17.99
ADV
8
14
INU YASHA VOL 3 FATHERS & SONS DVD (Net)
$17.99
VIZ
9
15
INU YASHA VOL 4 THUNDER BROTHERS DVD (Net)
$17.99
VIZ
10
16
HIS & HER CIRCUMSTANCES KARE KANO VOL 3 DVD (Net) (RES)
$17.99
RSI


TOP 10 APPAREL

RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
WONDER WOMEN CIRCLE LOGO STAR SLEEVE T/S LG
$18.95
CNG
2
2
BATMAN SYMBOL II T/S XL
$17.95
GRA
3
3
BATMAN SYMBOL II T/S LG
$17.95
GRA
4
4
NEW BATMAN LOGO T/S XL
$17.95
GRA
5
66
SUPERMAN ROYAL BASEBALL JERSEY XL
$70.00
TRE
6
67
BATMAN WHITE BASEBALL JERSEY XL
$70.00
TRE
7
5
DF JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNERS DAWN RED SKIES T/S XL
$17.99
DYN
8
99
SPIDER-MAN CHRONOMAT SUBDIALS ANALOG WATCH
$110.00
ACC
9
7
DAREDEVIL FEARLESS T/S XL
$21.95
MAD
10
8
GHOST RIDER BURST L/S T/S XL
$21.95
MAD


TOP 10 PRINTS & POSTERS

RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
3
LINSNER GIRLS PORTFOLIO II LTD S&N ED
$30.00
LIN
2
1
X-MEN EMMA FROST CVR POSTER GREG HORN
$5.99
DST
3
2
TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #1 CVR POSTER
$5.95
DRE
4
11
DAREDEVIL BY QUESADA WALL SCROLL
$17.99
GRE
5
6
JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED SER POSTER (STAR14952)
$7.95
DC
6
5
GI JOE STORM SHADOW POSTER
$6.95
DEV
7
12
CAPTAIN AMERICA ON GUARD WALL SCROLL
$17.99
GRE
8
4
TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #6 CVR POSTER
$5.95
DRE
9
13
DAREDEVIL BY MACK WALL SCROLL
$17.99
GRE
10
7
DEVIL IN MISS PAGE PRINT BY OLIVIA
$9.95
OZO


TOP 10 MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
51
LOTR HADHAFANG SWORD/ARWEN (MR)
$310.99
UNI
2
28
SIMPSONS BOBBLE HEAD ASST WAVE 1 (Net)
$68.40
PLA
3
105
LOTR SHARDS/NARSIL SWORD (MR)
$374.99
UNI
4
9
HULK SPRING CLOCK
$24.99
THI
5
15
SIMPSONS MOES TAVERN TIN POOL GAME
$29.99
ROC
6
53
SMURF CLASSIC ASST 50-CT CNTR TOP DIS
$130.00
BAS
7
44
MTG CCG LEGIONS DECK BOX DIS
$79.92
WTC
8
12
SPIDER-MAN SPRING CLOCK
$24.99
THI
9
1
DAREDEVIL HEAD KNOCKER
$10.99
NEC
10
47
LOTR STING SWORD SCABBARD (MR)
$73.99
UNI


TOP 10 INTERNATIONAL

RetailRank
QtyRank
ItemNo
Description
Price
PUB
1
1
HTDM MAKING ANIME
$24.99
DIG
2
2
HTDM PEN & TONE TECHNIQUES
$19.99
DIG
3
3
MANGA TECHNIQUES VOL 3 ENG ED
$12.99
JAP
4
5
HTDM BODIES & ANATOMY (O/A)
$19.99
DIG
5
10
HOBBY JAPAN ALL THAT FIG 2002
$28.99
TOH
6
4
FIVE STAR STORIES ENG LANG MANGA #9
$9.98
PAR
7
33
OH MY GODDESS FIELD/GODDESS MOVIE BOOK
$65.99
TOH
8
15
COWBOY BEBOP KNOCKIN ON HEAVENS DOOR NEWTYPE PRESENTS
$23.99
TOH
9
11
HOBBY JAPAN MAY 2003
$12.99
TOH
10
26
SHIROW MAN MACHINE INTERFACE GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MANGA (O/A)
$28.99
TOH