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March 2002 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


No major releases in March, but the month and quarter still closed ahead of 2001. That hadn't happened in several winters.

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
12New X-Men124$2.25Marvel111,904
23Ultimates3$2.25Marvel110,634
35Ultimate X-Men16$2.25Marvel103,321
46Uncanny X-Men404$2.25Marvel102,499
57Amazing Spider-Man41$2.25Marvel99,824
610Ultimate Spider-Man20$2.25Marvel86,520
71G.I. Joe4$3.50Image78,344
84X-Treme X-Men11$2.99Marvel78,328
98Green Arrow (resolicited)13$2.50DC78,055
1012Wolverine174$2.25Marvel74,512
1116JLA64$2.25DC66,486
1221Avengers52$2.25Marvel57,220
139Wolverine Hulk2$3.50Marvel55,655
1413Punisher10$2.99Marvel53,641
1520Hawkman1$2.50DC52,298
1615Daredevil31$2.99Marvel51,900
1724Batman601$2.25DC51,647
1826Peter Parker Spider-Man41$2.25Marvel51,286
1931Fantastic Four53$2.25Marvel48,301
2017Paradise X1$2.99Marvel48,125
2125Spawn120$2.50Image46,400
2235X-Force126$2.25Marvel46,224
2336Incredible Hulk38$2.25Marvel45,248
2437Ultimate Marvel Team Up14$2.25Marvel45,016
2514X-Men Unlimited34$3.50Marvel44,969
2629Detective Comics768$2.50DC44,355
2732JSA34$2.50DC43,219
2839Superman180$2.25DC42,041
2922Elektra9$2.99Marvel40,569
3044Iron Man52$2.25Marvel40,306
3145Exiles11$2.25Marvel40,238
3251Thor47$2.25Marvel38,338
3340Batman Gotham Knights27$2.50DC37,780
3428Blade1$2.99Marvel37,739
3554Action Comics789$2.25DC36,850
3630Cage2$2.99Marvel36,768
3742Batgirl26$2.50DC36,763
3856Adventures of Superman602$2.25DC36,148
3957Nightwing67$2.25DC36,055
4033Alias7$2.99Marvel36,029
4158Green Lantern148$2.25DC35,947
4234Marvel Knights Vol. 21$2.99Marvel35,848
4347Birds of Prey41$2.50DC35,730
4460Superman Man of Steel124$2.25DC35,058
4549Catwoman5$2.50DC35,017
4650Muties2$2.50Marvel34,511
4723Robin100$3.50DC33,514
4827Mutant X (resolicited)1$3.50Marvel32,657
4938Avengers Icons Tigra1$2.99Marvel32,553
5066Batman Legends of the Dark Knight153$2.25DC31,830
5111Just Imagine Stan Lee W/Gary Frank Creating Shazam!$5.95DC31,272
5270Thunderbolts62$2.25Marvel31,102
5361Tomb Raider20$2.50Image31,040
5471Cable103$2.25Marvel31,004
5543Thing & She-Hulk Long Night$2.99Marvel30,513
5646Just A Pilgrim Garden of Eden1$2.99Wizard30,090
5772Order2$2.25Marvel30,064
5873Wonder Woman (resolicited)179$2.25DC29,558
5948Captain America Dead Man Running3$2.99Marvel29,558
6074Deadpool65$2.25Marvel29,403
6153Powers19$2.95Image29,134
6279Flash184$2.25DC28,948
6364Avengers Celestial Quest7$2.50Marvel28,886
6452Spider-Man Tangled Web12$2.99Marvel28,788
6567Witchblade54$2.50Image28,592
6684Deadpool Funeral For Freak4$2.25Marvel27,962
6755Tomb Raider Journeys3$2.95Image27,905
6859Howard The Duck3$2.99Marvel26,562
6975Legion6$2.50DC26,438
7081Young Justice43$2.50DC25,927
7182Power Company2$2.50DC25,643
7263Out There9$2.95DC25,638
7383Titans39$2.50DC25,540
7489Spider-Girl45$2.25Marvel24,786
7590Harley Quinn18$2.25DC24,651
7665Sojourn9$2.95Crossgen24,429
7769Path1$2.95Crossgen23,944
7868Joss Whedons Fray8$2.99Dark Horse23,887
7986Captain Marvel30$2.50Marvel23,391
8018Star Wars Tales11*$5.99Dark Horse23,376
8176Tom Strongs Terrific Tales3$2.95DC22,312
8277Ruse6$2.95Crossgen22,214
8319Batman Deathblow After Fire1$5.95DC22,115
8478Taskmaster2$2.99Marvel21,816
8591Inferno Hellbound3$2.50Image21,811
8680Star Wars40 Devarnian Version (1 of 2) $2.99Dark Horse21,780
8794Spectre15$2.50DC21,315
88110Supergirl68$2.25DC21,005
8996Doom Patrol6$2.50DC20,948
9099Black Panther42$2.50Marvel20,649
9185Star Wars Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan Auroient Express2$2.99Dark Horse20,592
92127Justice League Adventures5$1.99DC20,225
93118X-Men Evolution5$2.25Marvel19,879
94100Hellblazer172$2.50DC19,497
9587Star Wars Starfighter Crossbones3$2.99Dark Horse19,347
9688Spyboy Young Justice2$2.99Dark Horse18,815
9741Wonder Woman Secret Files3$4.95DC18,696
98112Transmetropolitan54$2.50DC18,485
99115100 Bullets34$2.50DC18,345
10093Scion22$2.95Crossgen18,252
10192Lady Death Gauntlet1$2.99Chaos18,201
102119Gen 1375$2.50DC17,813
103122Haven Broken City4$2.50DC17,715
10495Citizen V & V Battalion Everlasting2$2.99Marvel17,663
105123Suicide Squad7$2.50DC17,643
106124Universe6$2.50Image17,591
10798Aria Summer Spell1$2.95Image17,570
10897Buffy the Vampire Slayer43$2.99Dark Horse17,354
109101Darkminds Macropolis2$2.95Image16,506
110102Crux12$2.95Crossgen16,460
111103Negation4$2.95Crossgen16,341
112105Liberty Meadows25$2.95Insight16,202
113104Mike Mignolas BPRD Hollow Earth3$2.99Dark Horse16,109
114108Mystic22$2.95Crossgen16,083
115140Superboy98$2.25DC15,913
116106Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lost & Found$2.99Dark Horse15,892
117107Buffy the Vampire Slayer Haunted4$2.99Dark Horse15,882
118128Deadman4$2.50DC15,809
119111Fused1$2.95Image15,690
120113First17$2.95Crossgen15,659
121114Bone47$2.95Cartoon15,623
122116Sigil22$2.95Crossgen15,350
123120Meridian22$2.95Crossgen15,071
124136Azrael Agent of the Bat88$2.50DC14,849
125121Lady Death Jade1$2.99Chaos14,833
126137Simpsons Comics68$2.50Bongo14,823
127138Lucifer24$2.50DC14,802
128125Felon4$2.95Image14,358
129142Monarchy12$2.50DC14,115
130143Hunter Age of Magic9$2.50DC14,089
131144Impulse84$2.50DC14,043
132126Strangers In Paradise Vol. III48$2.95Abstract13,991
133145Codename Knockout11$2.50DC13,635
134146Establishment7$2.50DC13,537
135147Sandman Presents Thessaliad3$2.50DC13,279
136132Savage Dragon97$2.95Image13,191
137129Vampirella7 Reg Ed$2.99Harris13,134
138148Kindred3$2.50DC13,108
139131Purgatori God Hunter1$2.99Chaos13,056
140133Scorpion King1$2.99Dark Horse12,984
14162Blade 2 Bloodhunt$5.95Marvel12,979
142162Batman Gotham Adventures48$1.99DC12,912
143135Vampi17 Reg Ed$2.99Harris12,731
144151Futurama Comics8$2.50Bongo12,695
145152Orion24$2.50DC12,628
146139Chastity Crazytown1$2.99Chaos12,271
147156American Century13$2.50DC12,240
148159Sci Spy2$2.50DC11,739
149161Radioactive Man575$2.50Bongo11,295
150149Haunted4$2.99Chaos10,712
151157Tarot Witch of the Black Rose13$2.95Broadsword10,366
152175Powerpuff Girls25$1.99DC10,298
153158Groo Death & Taxes4$2.99Dark Horse10,082
154130Ultimate X-Men Coll Ed1$3.99Marvel9,798
155134Ultimate Spider-Man Coll Ed New Prtg$3.99Marvel9,617
156160Noble Causes2$2.95Image9,617
157164Crusades13$2.50DC9,596
158117Farscape War Torn2$4.95DC9,105
159171Outlaw Nation19$2.50DC9,074
160154Oh My Goddess Part XI7$3.50Dark Horse8,806
161155Oh My Goddess Part XI8$3.50Dark Horse8,775
162163Usagi Yojimbo56$2.99Dark Horse8,486
163166Robo Dojo2$2.95DC8,026
164167Queen & Country7$2.95Oni7,980
165109Art of Jay Anacleto$5.95Image7,964
166165Knights of the Dinner Table65$2.99Kenzer7,943
167178Grip Strange World of Men5$2.50DC7,933
168168Blade of the Immortal66$2.99Dark Horse7,804
169169Dragonball Z Part 53$2.95Viz7,737
170170Black Tide3$2.95Image7,726
171189Cerebus276$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,272
172172Dungeons & Dragons In Shadow of Dragons7$2.99Kenzer7,081
173174Dungeons & Dragons Tempests Gate4$2.99Kenzer6,921
174176Creed Utopiate2$2.95Image6,874
175179Creeps3$2.95Image6,688
176180Dragonball Part 48$2.95Viz6,554
177150Ennis & Mccreas Bigger Dicks2$4.95Avatar6,456
178181Cowboy Bebop3$2.99Tokyopop6,425
179182Cowboy Bebop4$2.99Tokyopop6,399
180183Cannon God Exaxxion5$2.99Dark Horse6,384
181153Tick Golden Age Comic1$4.95New England6,239
182186Ranma 1/2 Part 111$2.95Viz6,089
183141Super Manga Blast20$5.99Dark Horse5,976
184203Scooby-Doo58$1.99DC5,883
185188Gundam Wing Endless Waltz1$2.99Tokyopop5,759
186190Poison Elves70$2.95Sirius5,480
187210Sonic The Hedgehog108$1.99Archie5,366
188192Cardcaptor Sakura26$2.99Tokyopop4,834
189184Bazooka Jules (resolicited)4$3.99Com X4,757
190193Gold Digger30$2.99Antarctic4,648
191194Metabarons16$2.95Humanoids4,586
192197Castle Waiting (resolicited)14$2.95Olio4,354
193191Warren Ellis Strange Killings3$3.50Avatar4,132
194200Love Hina1$2.99Tokyopop4,039
195202Inu Yasha Part 611$2.95Viz3,972
196204Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters Everknight12$2.99Kenzer3,894
197198Cavewoman Pangaean Sea4$3.25Basement3,884
198206Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters Everknight13$2.99Kenzer3,837
199207Love Hina2$2.99Tokyopop3,827
200234Cartoon Cartoons10$1.99DC3,682
201196Lubas Comics & Stories3$3.50Fantagraphics3,682
202209Dork Tower (resolicited)17$2.99Dork Storm3,677
203201Cavewoman Raptor1$3.25Basement3,610
204199Big O Part 12$3.50Viz3,569
205187How To Draw Manga13$4.95Antarctic3,543
206212Marquis Devils Reign Hells Courtesan2$2.95Oni3,466
207239Looney Tunes88$1.99DC3,419
208177Zoids1$5.99Viz3,383
209215Ceres Celestial Legend Part 24$2.95Viz3,367
210216Pounded1$2.95Oni3,367
211217Courtney Crumrin & Night Things1$2.95Oni3,352
212195Bastard4$3.95Viz3,352
213242Archie521$1.99Archie3,347
214185Zoids2$5.99Viz3,140
215251Betty & Veronica173$1.99Archie3,125
216213Betty & Veronica Double Digest105$3.29Archie3,094
217220Ninja High School93$2.99Antarctic3,027
218258Sabrina Vol. 231$1.99Archie2,918
219259Archie & Friends Starring Josie & Pussycats56$1.99Archie2,913
220260Betty111$1.99Archie2,903
221214Housewives At Play8$3.50Fantagraphics2,892
222236Kissing Chaos8$2.50Oni2,799
223219Archie Double Digest133$3.29Archie2,799
224264Veronica125$1.99Archie2,789
225223Pals N Gals Double Digest66$3.29Archie2,727
226230I Dream of Jeannie2$2.95Airwave2,644
227222Steven Grants Mortal Souls1$3.50Avatar2,577
22827210th Muse Demonslayer Preview$1.99Avatar2,567
229284Archies Weird Mysteries20$1.99Archie2,360
230225Slow News Day5$3.50Slave Labor2,345
231237Ragnarok2$2.99Tokyopop2,334
232205Smile Vol. 44$4.99Tokyopop2,309
233226S&M University4$3.50Fantagraphics2,309
234221Young Witches Vol. 5 The Legacy2$3.95Fantagraphics2,288
235291Jughead143$1.99Archie2,278
236241Milk28$2.99Radio2,262
237244Killer Princesses3$2.95Oni2,231
238243Classwar3$2.99Com X2,226
239281Laugh Digest174$2.19Archie2,221
240247Marmalade Boy4$2.99Tokyopop2,133
241233Head1$3.50Fantagraphics2,102
242288Jughead W/Archie Digest174$2.19Archie2,087
243250Battle Girlz2$2.99Antarctic2,081
244254Pete Pod Postal Worker War Journal Return To Sender$2.95Sharkbait2,045
245255My Monkeys Name Is Jennifer1$2.95Slave Labor2,040
246277Thieves & Kings38$2.50I Box1,994
247257Kodocha3$2.99Tokyopop1,957
248261Silent Mobius Turnabout3$2.95Viz1,952
249208Tigers of the Luftwaffe6$5.95Antarctic1,901
250265Saint Tail17$2.99Tokyopop1,854
251267Hedg2$2.95Papyrus1,833
252269Futabakun Change Vol. 82$2.95Ironcat1,777
253273Cool Devices5$2.95Ironcat1,730
254270Furrlough111$2.99Radio1,720
255275Dragon Knights6$2.99Tokyopop1,684
256280Miracle Girls18$2.99Tokyopop1,653
257245Mad Color Special5$3.99DC1,648
258283Truth Serum2$2.95Slave Labor1,632
259282Paradigm1$3.00Two Irish Guys1,622
260227Vagabond Part 15$4.95Viz1,617
261248Warren Ellis Strange Killings Wraprnd Cvr3$3.95Avatar1,601
262285Warrior Nun Areala5$2.99Antarctic1,555
263290Negative Exposure4$2.95Humanoids1,539
264296Ogenki Clinic Vol. 88$2.95Ironcat1,451
265263Blue Eyes Vol. 15$3.95White Lightning1,420
266297Finder26$2.95Lightspeed1,410
267299Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 42$2.95Ironcat1,394
268300Private Beach5$2.95Slave Labor1,389
269266Steve Grants Mortal Souls Wraprnd Cvr1$3.95Avatar1,389
270298Fathom9 Dotcom Variant Cvr Ed$2.99Mid-West1,379
271240Toughened Hide Erotic Art of Minnarm1$4.99Radio1,363
272303Infinite Kung Fu1$3.00Great Lakes1,358
273307Johnny The Homicidal Maniac Curr Ptg (reorders)2$2.95Slave Labor1,317
274311Galactic Gladiators3$2.95Playdigm1,286
275309Skull Man5$2.99Tokyopop1,276
276249Pokemon Adventures Part 64$4.95Viz1,276
277276Sojourn Coll Ed$3.95Crossgen1,265
278314Love Bunny & Mister Hell1$2.95Devils Due1,265
279315Johnny The Homicidal Maniac6$2.95Slave Labor1,250
280335Filler Bunny2$2.25Slave Labor1,214
281317Johnny The Homicidal Maniac5$2.95Slave Labor1,178
282301Warhammer Monthly53$3.50Games Workshop1,172
283238Kieron Dwyers Lcd3$5.95Fogelcomix1,167
284289Laque Noir $3.95Fantagraphics1,152
285319Digital Webbing Presents2$2.95Digital Webbing1,126
286294Freak Brothers1 New Ptg $3.95Rip Off1,121
287322Third Degree1$2.95NBM1,095
288336Supernatural Law33$2.50Exhibit A1,085
289173Df Marvel Heroes Relief Book Version 2 Sgn1$19.99Dynamic Forces1,059
290339Elvira107$2.50Claypool1,048
291278Shi Umadoshi 2002 Tour Book$4.99Crusade997
292348Daemonifuge Screaming Cage1$2.50Games Workshop986
293306Witchblade1 Variant Yancy Butler Photo Cvr$3.99Mid-West981
294218Lady Death Gauntlet Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos976
295312Freak Brothers12 New Ptg $3.95Rip Off950
296333Magic Whistle6$2.95Alternative950
297313Freak Brothers8 New Ptg $3.95Rip Off945
298271Cavewoman Meriems Gallery Sp Ed2$5.60Basement919
299235James Kochalkas Sketchbook Diaries Vol. 2$7.95Top Shelf883
300229Mangazine31$8.99Antarctic868





March 2002 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.

#1 #2 #3 #4

With this month, Diamond shifted from reporting the Top 25 to reporting the Top 50 graphic novels. DC and Dark Horse also released their joint September 11 memorial projects.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
15Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 20 Taste of Poison$9.95Dark Horse14,430
222September 11 Vol. 2$5.00DC9,002
324September 11 Vol. 1$5.00Dark Horse8,672
41G.I. Joe Vol. 1$24.95Marvel7,613
52Green Arrow Quiver HC$24.95DC6,998
69Ultimate X-Men Vol. 2 Weapon X$14.95Marvel6,435
78King David$19.95DC5,785
86Batman Nine Lives HC$24.95DC5,335
919Astro Boy Vol. 2$9.95Dark Horse5,098
1020Mad About Super-Heroes$9.95DC4,937
1114Dawn Return of the Goddess$12.95Image4,695
124Best of Spider-Man Vol. 1 HC$34.95Marvel4,292
1311Swamp Thing Volume 5 Earth To Earth$17.95DC4,168
1413Essential Marvel Team Up$14.95Marvel4,111
1510Transformers Vol. 3 Primalream$19.99Titan4,059
1615Vampires HC$14.95Dark Horse3,967
173Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC3,109
1828Batman Huntress Cry For Blood$12.95DC3,073
1912Top Ten Book Two HC$24.95DC2,980
2059Spider-Man Parallel Lives$5.95Marvel2,763
2156Kolchak Night Stalker$6.50Moonstone2,753
2227Art of Comic Book Inking Vol. 2$14.95Dark Horse2,701
2316Rose$19.95Cartoon2,696
247Marvel Masterworks Sub Mariner HC$49.95Marvel2,608
2521X-Men Mutant Genesis$17.95Marvel2,526
2623Flash Blood Will Run$17.95DC2,500
2717Ring of the Nibelung Rhinegold & Valkyrie Vol. 1$21.95Dark Horse2,438
2831Dragonball Z Vol. 8$12.95Viz2,340
2935Groo Maiden$12.95Dark Horse2,221
3029Simpsons Unchained$14.95Bongo2,159
3125Scion Vol. 2$19.95Crossgen2,138
3230Spider-Man Tangled Web Vol. 2$14.95Marvel2,097
3326Mystic Vol. 2$19.95Crossgen2,066
3437X-Treme X-Men Savage Land$12.95Marvel2,050
3540Queen & Country Vol. 1$11.95Oni2,050
3633Nowheresville$14.95Image1,942
3742Union Jack$11.50Marvel1,906
3852Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 6 Pkt$9.99Tokyopop1,901
3938Krazy & Ignatz Komplete Kat Komics 1925-26$14.95Fantagraphics1,704
4047Gen 13 Super-Human Like You$12.95DC1,601
4139Ceres Celestial Legend Vol. 1 Aya$15.95Viz1,586
4249Buffy the Vampire Slayer Out of the Woodwork$12.95Dark Horse1,565
4360Click Vol. 4$10.95NBM1,493
4443Clover Vol. 4 Pkt$14.99Tokyopop1,446
4555Sorcerer Hunters Vol. 9 Pkt$12.99Tokyopop1,415
4648Dirty Pair Sim Hell 3rd Ed$14.95Dark Horse1,379
4764Gundam Wing Battlefield of Pacifists Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,363
4857White Death$12.95Astronauts in Trouble1,338
4950Stray Bullets Vol. 6$14.95El Capitan1,317
5041Skizz$16.99Titan1,302