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October 2001 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


Dollar preorders for October 2001 were the best since September 1999, and dollar proerders for comic books plus trade paperbacks were the best since November 1998. However, Comics and TPB dollar preorders for the first 10 months of 2001 were still $4.5 million behind the same period in 2000.

Diamond did release dollar rankings for the Top 300 comics; these will be added at a later date.

Click to skip to the Top Graphic Novels for the month.

—John Jackson Miller


This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 300 chart.
Items marked (resolicited) were offered in an earlier month but never shipped; disregard any previously reported figure, as earlier orders were canceled when the books were resolicited.
Distributor charts are regional commodity reports, not measures of a work's total reach. Read our FAQ.
The links lead to current listings for each issue on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
1-Wolverine: The Origin2$3.50Marvel131,582
2-Wolverine: The Origin3$3.50Marvel128,978
3-New X-Men119$2.25Marvel124,281
4-Uncanny X-Men399$2.25Marvel118,197
5-Ultimate X-Men11$2.25Marvel106,578
6-X-Treme X-Men6$2.99Marvel93,217
7-Amazing Spider-Man36$2.25Marvel92,765
8-Ultimate Spider-Man14$2.25Marvel84,160
9-Green Arrow9$2.50DC84,137
10-Wolverine169$2.25Marvel76,518
11-JLA59$2.25DC72,688
12-Punisher5$2.99Marvel68,914
13-X-Treme X-Men Savage Land2$2.99Marvel65,231
14-Avengers47$2.25Marvel63,060
15-Daredevil Yellow5$3.50Marvel60,438
16-Elektra4$2.99Marvel58,792
17-Daredevil26$2.99Marvel56,566
18-Peter Parker Spider-Man36$2.25Marvel53,805
19-X-Force121$2.25Marvel52,870
20-Fantastic Four48$2.25Marvel52,165
21-Iceman1$2.50Marvel52,095
22-Rogue3$2.50Marvel50,934
23-Spawn115$2.50Image49,957
24-Rising Stars18$2.50Image49,689
25-Ultimate Marvel Team Up9$2.25Marvel49,556
26-Cyclops3$2.50Marvel49,445
27-Superman175$3.50DC49,395
28-Mutant X1$2.99Marvel48,924
29-Paradise X The Heralds1$3.50Marvel46,832
30-Just Imagine Stan Lee with Dave Gibbons Creating Green Lantern$5.95DC46,196
31-Fantastic Four 12344$2.99Marvel46,154
32-Batman596$2.25DC46,090
33-Exiles5$2.25Marvel45,772
34-Marvel Knights Double Shot1$2.99Marvel45,435
35-JSA29$2.50DC45,274
36-Fury2$2.99Marvel44,578
37-Authority27$2.50DC44,371
38-Joker Last Laugh1$2.95DC44,329
39-X-Men Unlimited33$2.99Marvel43,859
40-Alias2$2.99Marvel43,112
41-Detective Comics763$2.50DC42,942
42-Action Comics784$2.25DC42,804
43-Adventures of Superman597$2.25DC42,642
44-Superman The Man of Steel119$2.25DC42,057
45-Joker Last Laugh2$2.95DC41,780
46-Joker Last Laugh3$2.95DC41,103
47-Joker Last Laugh6$2.95DC40,905
48-Joker Last Laugh4$2.95DC40,794
49-Avengers Celestial Quest2$2.50Marvel40,790
50-Joker Last Laugh5$2.95DC40,591
51-Danger Girl Kamikaze (resolicited)2$2.95DC40,564
52-Brotherhood6$2.25Marvel39,776
53-Nightwing62$2.25DC39,333
54-Thor42$2.25Marvel39,140
55-Ghost Rider Hammer Lane5$2.99Marvel38,665
56-Midnight Nation11$2.50Image38,582
57-Batgirl21$2.50DC38,527
58-Iron Man47$2.25Marvel38,342
59-Green Lantern143$2.25DC38,319
60-Captain America48$2.25Marvel37,831
61-JLA Incarnations6$3.50DC37,204
62-Batman Gotham Knights22$2.50DC36,724
63-Wonder Woman175$3.50DC35,793
64-Tomb Raider17$2.50Image35,425
65-Cable98$2.25Marvel35,365
66-Bloodstone1$2.99Marvel34,683
67-Nightside1$2.99Marvel34,240
68-Incredible Hulk33$3.50Marvel33,830
69-Deadpool Agent of Weapon X3$2.25Marvel33,503
70-Thunderbolts57$2.25Marvel33,447
71-Spider-Mans Tangled Web7$2.99Marvel32,940
72-Doom Patrol1$2.50DC32,913
73-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight148$2.25DC32,779
74-Thor Godstorm2$3.50Marvel32,180
75-JLA Gatekeeper1$4.95DC32,009
76-Witchblade52$2.50Image31,631
77-Robin95$2.25DC31,631
78-Flash179$2.25DC31,364
79-Startling Stories Banner4$2.99Marvel31,092
80-Harley Quinn13$2.25DC30,590
81-Legion1$2.50DC30,419
82-Young Justice38$2.50DC30,350
83-Titans34$2.50DC30,124
84-Us War Machine4$1.50Marvel30,028
85-Us War Machine5$1.50Marvel29,908
86-Us War Machine6$1.50Marvel29,700
87-Superman & Batman Generations II3$5.95DC29,613
88-Us War Machine7$1.50Marvel29,567
89-Us War Machine8$1.50Marvel29,433
90-Joker Last Laugh Secret Files1$5.95DC29,392
91-Powers15$2.95Image28,788
92-Hellspawn15$2.50Image27,576
93-Spectre10$2.50DC27,267
94-Warlands Age3$2.95Image27,262
95-Birds of Prey36$2.50DC27,124
96-Supergirl63$2.25DC26,359
97-Tom Strong (resolicited)15$2.95DC26,055
98-Witchblade Lady Death Special$4.95Image25,543
99-Universe3$2.50Image25,271
100-Spider-Girl39$2.25Marvel25,230
101-Defenders10$2.25Marvel25,008
102-Superman Tarzan Sons of the Jungle1$2.99Dark Horse24,824
103-Suicide Squad2$2.50DC24,824
104-Star Wars Jedi Quest2$2.99Dark Horse24,672
105-Captain Marvel24$2.50Marvel24,594
106-Batman Orpheus Rising3$2.50DC23,902
107-Star Wars35$2.99Dark Horse23,280
108-Ruse1$2.95Crossgen23,119
109-Star Wars Tag & Bink Are Dead1$2.99Dark Horse23,026
110-Promethea17$2.95DC22,796
111-Establishment2$2.50DC22,602
112-Superboy93$2.25DC22,188
113-Joss Whedons Fray4$2.99Dark Horse22,151
114-Ninja Boy3$2.95DC20,717
115-Black Panther37$2.50Marvel20,593
116-Sojourn4$2.95Crossgen20,547
117-Gen 1370$2.50DC19,537
118-Hellblazer167$2.50DC19,385
119-Transmetropolitan50$2.50DC19,252
120-Felon1$2.95Image19,104
121-Monarchy8$2.50DC18,911
122-Magdalena Angelus1/2$2.95Image18,708
123-War Story D Day Dodgers$4.95DC18,597
124-Adventures in the Rifle Brigade Operation Bollock3$2.50DC18,574
125-Azrael Agent of the Bat83$2.50DC18,339
126-100 Bullets29$2.50DC18,132
127-Scion17$2.95Crossgen17,929
128-Impulse79$2.50DC17,841
129-Crux7$2.95Crossgen17,357
130-Lady Death Mischief Night1$2.99Chaos17,201
131-Orion19$2.50DC17,173
132-Tomorrow Stories (resolicited)12$2.95DC17,118
133-Buffy the Vampire Slayer38$2.99Dark Horse17,062
134-Sandman Presents The Corinthian1$2.50DC17,030
135-Wildcats Vol. 228$2.50DC17,016
136-Angel Vol. 22$2.99Dark Horse16,560
137-Mystic17$2.95Crossgen16,560
138-First12$2.95Crossgen16,482
139-Sam & Twitch27$2.50Image16,076
140-Hunter The Age of Magic4$2.50DC15,689
141-Codename Knockout6$2.50DC15,648
142-Fantastic Four Worlds Greatest Comic Mag11$2.99Marvel15,555
143-Sigil17$2.95Crossgen15,463
144-Supergirl Wings$5.95DC15,454
145-Simpsons Comics63$2.50Bongo15,454
146-Meridian17$2.95Crossgen15,371
147-Lucifer19$2.50DC15,210
148-Greyshirt Indigo Sunset1$3.50DC15,025
149-Vampi12 Reg Ed$2.99Harris14,933
150-Four Women1$2.95DC14,804
151-Planet of the Apes2$2.99Dark Horse14,740
152-Purgatori Mischief Night1$2.99Chaos14,707
153-Taleweaver2$3.50DC14,666
154-100 Greatest Marvels1$7.50Marvel14,587
155-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III44$2.95Abstract14,574
156-American Century8$2.50DC14,564
157-Halloween III The Devils Eyes$2.99Chaos14,316
158-Creeps1$2.95Image14,265
159-Savage Dragon91$2.95Image14,205
160-100 Greatest Marvels2$7.50Marvel14,057
161-100 Greatest Marvels5$7.50Marvel14,011
162-100 Greatest Marvels3$7.50Marvel13,951
163-Futurama Comics6$2.50Bongo13,951
164-100 Greatest Marvels4$7.50Marvel13,933
165-Obergeist6$2.95Image13,772
166-Shadow Reavers3$2.99Wizard13,389
167-Angel & The Ape3$2.95DC13,352
168-Batman Gotham Adventures43$1.99DC12,979
169-Bad Kitty Mischief Night1$2.99Chaos12,928
170-Avengelyne Shi1$3.50Avatar12,919
171-Image Introduces Primate1$2.95Image12,509
172-Evil Ernie Returns1$3.99Chaos12,315
173-Insane Clown Posse Hallowicked1$2.99Chaos11,937
174-Crusades8$2.50DC11,781
175-Last Shot2$2.95Image11,103
176-Swamp Thing20$2.50DC10,900
177-Outlaw Nation14$2.50DC10,596
178-Powerpuff Girls20$1.99DC10,495
179-10th Muse7$2.95Image10,430
180-Farscpae War Torn1$5.95DC10,246
181-Oh My Goddess Part XI3$2.99Dark Horse9,513
182-Grendel The Devil Inside2$2.99Dark Horse9,425
183-Superman Adventures62$1.99DC8,997
184-Usagi Yojimbo52$2.99Dark Horse8,711
185-Dragonball Z Part 411$2.95Viz8,467
186-Gumsmith Cats Special$2.99Dark Horse8,080
187-Cybernary 2.04$2.95DC8,043
188-Blade of the Immortal61$2.99Dark Horse8,029
189-Adventures of Barry Ween 3 Monkey Tales5$2.95Oni7,974
190-Terry Moores Paradise Too4$2.95Abstract7,738
191-Knights of the Dinner Table60$2.99Kenzer7,674
192-Cerebus271$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,222
193-Dragonball Part 43$2.95Viz7,153
194-Murder Me Dead9$4.95El Capitan6,955
195-Super Manga Blast17$5.99Dark Horse6,798
196-Alan Moores Glory Preview$1.99Avatar6,757
197-Gundam Wing Battlefield of Pacifists1$2.95Tokyopop6,752
198-Outlaw 73$2.99Dark Horse6,637
199-Ranma 1/2 Part 107$2.95Viz6,549
200-Avengelyne Shi1/2$3.95Comic Cavalcade6,453
201-Girl Genius5$3.95Studio Foglio6,319
202-Hammer of the Gods5$2.95Insight6,167
203-Gundam Wing Episode Zero7$2.95Viz6,102
204-Poison Elves Parintachin1$2.95Sirius6,029
205-Scooby-Doo53$1.99DC5,807
206-Disciples4$2.95Image5,793
207-Faust Love of the Damned Act Twelve$3.95Rebel5,614
208-Sonic The Hedgehog103$1.99Archie5,480
209-Cardcaptor Sakura21$2.95Tokyopop5,194
210-Gunwitch Outskirts of Doom3$2.95Oni5,116
211-Ancient Joe1$3.50Dark Horse4,904
212-No Need For Tenchi Part 123$3.50Viz4,558
213-Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated9$2.99Kenzer4,531
214-How To Draw Manga9$4.95Antarctic4,365
215-Mr Right2$2.95Image4,319
216-Incal6$2.95Humanoids4,314
217-Inu Yasha Part 66$2.95Viz4,222
218-Scary Godmother6$2.95Sirius4,171
219-Slayers Super Explosive Demon Story1$2.95CPM3,895
220-Dexters Laboratory26$1.99DC3,890
221-Luba6$3.50Fantagraphics3,876
222-Cavewoman Pangaean Sea3$3.25Basement3,821
223-Archie516$.80Archie3,683
224-Ceres Celestial Legend5$2.95Viz3,664
225-Age of Bronze12$3.50Image3,655
226-Trout1$2.95Oni3,475
227-Neon Genesis Book 64$3.50Viz3,461
228-Looney Tunes83$1.99DC3,415
229-Betty & Veronica Double Digest102$3.29Archie3,314
230-I Dream of Jeannie Wishbook1$2.95Airwave3,305
231-Betty & Veronica168$1.99Archie3,286
232-Hopeless Savages3$2.95Oni3,263
233-Archie & Friends53$1.99Archie3,263
234-Ninja High School88$2.99Antarctic3,157
235-Sabrina Vol. 225$.80Archie3,153
236-Dark Angel30$2.95CPM3,153
237-Betty105$1.99Archie3,134
238-Archie Double Digest129$3.29Archie3,079
239-Boneyard4$2.95NBM3,070
240-Lodoss War Deedlits Tale3$2.95CPM3,019
241-Kissing Chaos2$2.25Oni3,010
242-Magic Pickle2$2.95Oni2,987
243-Betty106$1.99Archie2,973
244-Kissing Chaos3$2.25Oni2,959
245-Veronica120$1.99Archie2,954
246-Dragon Knights1$2.95Tokyopop2,913
247-Pals N Gals Double Digest62$3.29Archie2,862
248-Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight14$2.95CPM2,802
249-El Hazard Part 34$2.95Viz2,802
250-Betty & Veronica Spectacular51$1.99Archie2,793
251-Kaos Moon1$2.95Tusk2,747
252-Jugheads Double Digest81$3.29Archie2,719
253-Betty & Veronica Digest125$2.19Archie2,650
254-Archie Digest185$2.19Archie2,641
255-Seventh Sea1$2.95Studio G2,632
256-Nodwick11$2.95Dork Storm2,604
257-Smile Vol. 311$4.99Tokyopop2,581
258-Wereslut5 $3.50Fantagraphics2,540
259-Corrector Yui2$2.95Tokyopop2,517
260-Neon Genesis Book 6 Coll Ed4$3.50Viz2,424
261-S&M University3 $3.50Fantagraphics2,346
262-Jetcat Clubhouse4$3.25Oni2,300
263-Jughead W/Archie Digest170$2.19Archie2,295
264-Genus50 $2.99Radio2,295
265-Silent Mobius Advent4$2.95Viz2,277
266-Saint Tail12$2.95Tokyopop2,106
267-Amelia Rules3$2.95Renaissance2,074
268-Ultimate Marvel Magazine10$3.99Marvel2,051
269-Geobreeders32$2.95CPM2,005
270-Miracle Girls13$2.95Tokyopop1,917
271-Warrior Nun Areala Dangerous Game3$2.99Antarctic1,894
272-Milk Spotlight3 $3.99Radio1,885
273-Futabakun Change Vol. 73$2.95Ironcat1,880
274-Writers Block1$3.50Beyond1,825
275-Space Cowboy1$4.95Vanguard1,811
276-Battle Pope Presents St Michael2$2.95Funk-o-tron1,811
277-Bart Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (reorders)4$2.50Bongo1,798
278-Alraune3 $3.50Fantagraphics1,779
279-Burning Blue1 Tucci Cvr$2.99Crusade1,756
280-Furrlough106$2.99Radio1,751
281-La Blue Girl Manga Ed3 $2.95CPM1,751
282-Island3$2.95Tokyopop1,710
283-Fathom Killians Tide Beach Babe Cvr2$5.95Comic Cavalcade1,696
284-Monster High1$2.95Sirius1,645
285-Bart Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (reorders)5$3.50Bongo1,622
286-Nanosaur1$1.99Samson1,613
287-Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 33$2.95Ironcat1,595
288-Astra4$2.95CPM1,544
289-Bart Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (reorders)6$4.50Bongo1,526
290-Naughty Bits35$2.95Fantagraphics1,521
291-Joss Whedons Fray2$2.99Dark Horse1,503
292-First Wave1$2.99Realm1,493
293-Dahlia Vampire6$2.95Ironcat1,493
294-Maxion23$2.95CPM1,470
295-Pokemon Adventures Part 54$4.95Viz1,470
296-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 83 $2.95Ironcat1,466
297-Kane33$2.95Dancing Elephant1,456
298-Crossgenesis (reorders)1$5.00Crossgen1,429
299-Princess Prince13$2.95CPM1,401
300-Joss Whedons Fray New Prtg1$2.99Dark Horse1,346

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October 2001 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Preordered by North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.

The links lead to details about each title on Amazon. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

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An unusual down month year-over-year for the Top 25 graphic novels.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
14Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 15 Bros of the Grass$9.95Dark Horse14,468
25Harlequin Valentine HC$10.95Dark Horse11,758
31Daredevil Visionaries Frank Miller Vol. 3$24.95Marvel6,457
42Danger Girl The Ultimate Coll HC$29.95DC4,978
511Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tales of the Slayer$14.95Dark Horse4,374
67Batman Archives Vol. 1 HC New Price$19.95DC4,254
78Goddess$19.95DC4,074
812Ranma 1/2 Vol. 18$15.95Viz3,885
913X-Men E Is For Extinction$15.95Marvel3,696
1022Sailor Moon Vol. 11 Pkt Mixx$9.95Tokyopop3,692
1137Vampire The Masquerade Vol. 1 Toreador$5.95Moonstone3,683
1224Sailor Moon Stars Vol. 3 Pkt Mixx$9.95Tokyopop3,641
139Fantastic Four Visionaries$19.95Marvel3,558
1410JSA Darkness Falls$19.95DC3,461
1529Sock Monkey Childrens Book$9.95Dark Horse3,323
1619Batgirl A Knight Alone$12.95DC3,139
1717Green Arrow Longbow Hunters New Prtg$14.95DC3,000
183Supergirl Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC2,950
1918X-Force New Beginings$14.95Marvel2,821
2014Books of Magic Vol. 7 Death After Death$19.95DC2,802
2116X-Men Children of the Atom$16.95Marvel2,761
2223Zero Girl$14.95DC2,452
2330Star Wars Twilight$12.95Dark Horse2,411
2431Dragonball Z Vol. 6$12.95Viz2,401
2525D R & Quinch Complete$14.99Dancing Elephant2,378