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June 2002 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The first half of th eyear closed out strong with the debut of the Kevin Smith Black Cat limited series, which would eventually be fraught with long delays.

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
11Transformers Generation One3$2.95Dreamwave141,118
22Spider-Man/Black Cat Evil That Men Do1$2.99Marvel126,766
35New X-Men127$2.25Marvel106,892
46Ultimates6$2.25Marvel106,678
57New X-Men128$2.25Marvel106,190
68Amazing Spider-Man42$2.25Marvel103,530
79Ultimate X-Men19$2.25Marvel99,538
812Uncanny X-Men407$2.25Marvel94,855
913Ultimate Spider-Man23$2.25Marvel93,861
103Spider-Man Blue2$3.50Marvel72,969
1118Green Arrow (resolicited)15$2.50DC72,447
1220Wolverine177$2.25Marvel72,335
1310Captain America3$2.99Marvel72,330
1421Wolverine178$2.25Marvel72,272
1511X-Treme X-Men14$2.99Marvel72,062
1615G.I. Joe7$2.95Image70,605
1727JLA67$2.25DC64,007
1833Spider-Man Peter Parker45$2.25Marvel57,087
1919Micronauts1$2.95Image55,854
2035Avengers55$2.25Marvel55,225
2132Detective Comics771$2.50DC52,301
2224Daredevil34$2.99Marvel50,756
2344Incredible Hulk41$2.25Marvel49,713
2446Incredible Hulk42$2.25Marvel49,270
2525Punisher13$2.99Marvel49,070
2647Batman604$2.25DC48,734
2738Batgirl29$2.50DC46,921
2851Fantastic Four56$2.25Marvel46,058
2941Batman Gotham Knights30$2.50DC46,034
3052Fantastic Four57$2.25Marvel45,931
3122JSA37$3.50DC45,566
3230Rising Stars20$2.99Image44,684
3345Spawn123$2.50Image44,372
3448Hawkman4$2.50DC43,690
3558X-Force129$2.25Marvel42,535
3636Spider-Man Quality of Life2$2.99Marvel41,458
3759Exiles14$2.25Marvel41,233
3860Green Lantern151$2.25DC41,082
394Incredible Hulk End$5.95Marvel40,795
4061Superman183$2.25DC40,673
4162Call of Duty Brotherhood1$2.25Marvel40,278
4216Thor50$4.95Marvel39,927
4355Fathom16$2.50Image39,172
4439Infinity Abyss1$2.99Marvel38,816
4540Spider-Man Get Kraven1$2.99Marvel38,807
4664Iron Man56$2.25Marvel38,743
4742Sabertooth Mary Shelley Overdrive1$2.99Marvel38,368
4843Paradise X3$2.99Marvel38,163
4917Spider-Man Sweet Charity$4.95Marvel38,046
5066Nightwing70$2.25DC36,838
5149Elektra11$2.99Marvel36,453
5250Infinity Abyss2$2.99Marvel36,346
5314G.I. Joe Battle Files2$5.95Image35,098
5471Action Comics792$2.25DC34,986
5573Adventures of Superman605$2.25DC34,391
5653Alias10$2.99Marvel33,568
5754Cage4$2.99Marvel33,163
5878Superman Man of Steel127$2.25DC33,071
5956Filth1$2.95DC33,007
6057Black Widow Pale Little Spider3$2.99Marvel32,403
6169Azrael Agent of the Bat91$2.50DC32,184
6270Catwoman8$2.50DC31,925
6383Marvel Mangaverse3$2.25Marvel31,911
6485Flash187$2.25DC30,804
6586Thunderbolts65$2.25Marvel30,268
6687Batman Legends of the Dark Knight156$2.25DC30,244
6788Thunderbolts66$2.25Marvel30,098
6863Spider-Man Tangled Web15$2.99Marvel29,581
6990Robin103$2.25DC29,494
7093Order5$2.25Marvel29,011
7180Birds of Prey44$2.50DC28,919
7265Powers22$2.95Image28,485
7397Deadpool68$2.25Marvel28,178
7499Cable106$2.25Marvel28,071
7567Marvel Knights Double Shot (resolicited)3$2.99Marvel27,335
76105Wonder Woman182$2.25DC27,052
7768Thing Freakshow1$2.99Marvel26,925
7831Batgirl Secret Files1$4.95DC26,696
7991Legion9$2.50DC26,345
80109Spider-Girl48$2.25Marvel26,072
8123JLA Destiny1$5.95DC26,043
8274Marvel Knights Vol. 24$2.99Marvel25,829
8394Young Justice46$2.50DC25,824
8475Blade4$2.99Marvel25,770
8576Sojourn12$2.95Crossgen25,605
8677Just A Pilgrim Garden of Eden4$2.99Wizard25,034
87101Titans42$2.50DC25,025
8879Howard The Duck6$2.99Marvel24,630
8926Jist W/Walter Simonson Creating Sandman$5.95DC24,523
90104Captain Marvel33$2.50Marvel24,352
9182Tomb Raider Journeys5$2.95Image24,342
9281Hood2$2.99Marvel24,133
9384Avengers Icons Tigra4$2.99Marvel23,368
9429Star Wars Tales12*$5.99Dark Horse23,363
95110Muties5$2.50Marvel23,334
96111Morlocks3$2.50Marvel23,314
97118Harley Quinn21$2.25DC23,144
9889Out There12$2.95DC22,807
9992Ruse9$2.95Crossgen22,203
10098Path4$2.95Crossgen21,448
10195Star Wars43$2.99Dark Horse21,414
102100Route 6661$2.95Crossgen21,306
10334Green Lantern Brightest Day Blackest Night$5.95DC20,980
104119Black Panther45$2.50Marvel20,736
105120Black Panther46$2.50Marvel20,605
106103Lone Wolf 21002$2.99Dark Horse20,517
107131Supergirl71$2.25DC20,468
108107Warlands Age of Ice6$2.95Dreamwave20,356
109108Way of the Rat2$2.95Crossgen20,327
110106Deadline3$2.99Marvel20,288
11137Batman Deathblow After Fire3$5.95DC20,229
112121Hellblazer175$2.50DC20,215
113124Inferno Hellbound4$2.50Image19,601
114113Promethea21$2.95DC19,420
115125Power Company5$2.50DC19,182
116128Doom Patrol9$2.50DC18,792
117129Spectre18$2.50DC18,660
118115High Roads3$2.95DC18,343
119155Justice League Adventures8$1.99DC18,231
120133100 Bullets37$2.50DC18,212
12196Buffy the Vampire Slayer Angel Reunion$3.50Dark Horse18,163
122116Athena Inc2$2.95Image18,134
123134Transmetropolitan57$2.50DC18,036
124117Scion25$2.95Crossgen17,934
125138Fables2$2.50DC17,744
126149X-Men Evolution8$2.25Marvel17,081
127122Buffy the Vampire Slayer46$2.99Dark Horse16,862
128142Suicide Squad10$2.50DC16,813
129123Bastard Samurai2$2.95Image16,730
130126Banished Knights4$2.95Dreamwave15,980
13128Savage Dragon100$8.95Image15,892
132127Lady Death Dark Alliance1$2.99Chaos15,741
133144Lucifer27$2.50DC15,697
134145Simpsons Comics71$2.50Bongo15,658
13572Universe8$4.95Image15,648
136130Crux15$2.95Crossgen15,629
137147Codename Knockout14$2.50DC15,531
138132Mystic25$2.95Crossgen15,497
139135Negation7$2.95Crossgen15,273
140136Aria Summer Spell2$2.95Image15,098
141137Sigil25$2.95Crossgen15,044
142140First20$2.95Crossgen14,912
143139Lady Death Reimagined1$2.99Chaos14,771
144153Impulse87$2.50DC14,674
145112Crossgen Chronicles8$3.95Crossgen14,635
146141Meridian25$2.95Crossgen14,547
147154Lab Rats3$2.50DC14,532
148160Hunter Age of Magic12$2.50DC13,592
149143Strangers In Paradise Vol. III51$2.95Abstract13,504
150172Batman Gotham Adventures51$1.99DC13,334
151146Tenth Nightwalker3$2.99Dark Horse13,036
152148Lady Death Goddess Returns2$2.99Chaos12,856
153150Black Sun1$2.95DC12,710
154163Haven Broken City7$2.50DC12,641
155164Deadman7$2.50DC12,515
156151Vampirella10 Reg Ed$2.99Harris12,495
157152Purgatori Reimagined1$2.99Chaos12,422
158156Vampi20 Reg Ed$2.99Harris12,086
159158Defiance3$2.95Image11,862
160159Chastity Reimagined1$2.99Chaos11,623
161168Establishment10$2.50DC11,540
162169American Century16$2.50DC11,521
163162Purgatori God Killer2$2.99Chaos10,673
164102100 Percent1$5.95DC10,322
165173Midnight Mass3$2.50DC10,195
166157Shi Poisoned Paradise1$3.50Avatar10,112
167166Radix4$2.95Image9,966
168186Powerpuff Girls28$1.99DC9,688
169167Inferno Hellbound0 (Net)$3.00Image9,630
170170Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles4$2.95Mirage9,454
171177Sci Spy5$2.50DC9,440
172114Everquest Tranformation$5.95DC9,255
173165Greyshirt Indigo Sunset6$3.50DC8,870
174182Crusades16$2.50DC8,801
175174Usagi Yojimbo58$2.99Dark Horse8,411
176179Queen & Country9$2.95Oni7,758
177178Knights of the Dinner Table68$2.99Kenzer7,695
178180Shi Illustrated Warrior1$2.99Crusade7,539
179181Blade of the Immortal69$2.99Dark Horse7,495
180183Dragonball Z Part 56$2.95Viz7,276
181196Cerebus279$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,066
182202Scooby-Doo61$1.99DC6,915
183171Girl Genius (resolicited)6$3.95Studio Foglio6,789
184187Fort Prophet of the Unexplained1$2.99Dark Horse6,404
185189Dragonball Part 51$2.95Viz6,287
186190Cannon God Exaxxion8$2.99Dark Horse6,082
187192Image Introduces Dog Soldiers$2.95Image6,058
188191Ripleys Into Thin Air1$2.99Dark Horse6,058
189212Sonic The Hedgehog112$1.99Archie6,028
190161Super Manga Blast23$5.99Dark Horse5,648
191195Ranma 1/2 Part 114$2.95Viz5,643
192184Shi Poisoned Paradise1/2$3.95Comic Cavalcade5,214
193185Scooby Doo Super Scarefest1$3.95DC5,137
194176Tick Golden Age Comic2$4.95New England4,912
195188Madman Picture Exhibition3$3.95AAA Pop4,829
196194Demonslayer Path of Time1$3.50Avatar4,825
197201Gold Digger33$2.99Antarctic4,674
198203Hopeless Savages Ground Zero1$2.95Oni4,644
199204Cardcaptor Sakura29$2.99Tokyopop4,566
200206Robo Dojo5$2.95DC4,430
201207Gundam Wing Endless Waltz4$2.99Tokyopop4,342
202242Archie524$1.99Archie4,079
203211All New Tenchi Muyo Part 12$2.95Viz4,069
204214Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated13$2.99Kenzer3,986
205215Inu Yasha Part 614$2.95Viz3,860
20619730 Days of Night1$3.99IDW3,791
207217Dork Tower19$2.99Dork Storm3,733
208247Dexters Laboratory30$1.99DC3,713
209248Looney Tunes91$1.99DC3,704
210198Metal Hurlant1$3.95Humanoids3,650
211253Betty & Veronica177$1.99Archie3,572
212193How To Draw Manga16$4.95Antarctic3,567
213200Darkchylde Last Issue Special Px Alt Cvr$3.95Dark Horse3,562
214255Betty114$1.99Archie3,538
215258Veronica128$1.99Archie3,421
216223Incal10$2.95Humanoids3,367
217259Betty & Veronica Spectacular55$1.99Archie3,358
218219Archie Double Digest135$3.29Archie3,333
219208Demonslayer Path of Time1/2$3.95Comic Cavalcade3,280
220216Ceres Celestial Legend Part 31$3.50Viz3,236
221228Neon Genesis Part 72$2.95Viz3,221
222263Sabrina Vol. 234$1.99Archie3,202
223209Bastard7$3.95Viz3,187
224221Big O Part 15$3.50Viz3,051
225232Ninja High School96$2.99Antarctic3,041
226260Betty & Veronica Digest131$2.19Archie3,017
227224Pals N Gals Double Digest68$3.29Archie2,978
228271Archie & Friends59$1.99Archie2,958
229238Slayers Special6$2.95CPM2,870
230236Nodwick15$2.99Dork Storm2,851
231230Jugheads Double Digest87$3.29Archie2,846
232245Courtney Crumrin & Night Things4$2.95Oni2,685
233275Laugh Digest176$2.19Archie2,607
234210Palooka Ville16$4.75Drawn & Quarterly2,602
235233Alice In Sexland4$3.50Fantagraphics2,573
236287Archies Weird Mysteries22$1.99Archie2,510
237288Jughead145$1.99Archie2,505
238280Jughead W/Archie Digest176$2.19Archie2,451
239251Shot Callerz2$2.95Oni2,437
240252Louis Riel7$2.95Drawn & Quarterly2,407
241239Battle Pope Wrath of God1$3.50Funk-o-tron2,398
242213Smile Vol. 47$4.99Tokyopop2,398
243244Wereslut8$3.50Fantagraphics2,276
244261Skinwalker2$2.95Oni2,232
245235Genus54$3.99Radio2,144
246266Empty Zone Conversations W/Dead1$2.95Sirius2,091
247199Df Micronauts Alt Cvr1$6.99Dynamic Forces2,057
248269Strangehaven14$2.95Abiogenesis1,998
249268Battle Girlz5$2.99Antarctic1,979
250274Neon Genesis Evangelion Part 7 Coll Ed2$2.95Viz1,949
251290Thieves & Kings39$2.50I Box1,935
252277Skelebunnies2$2.95Slave Labor1,881
253220Tigers of Luftwaffe9$5.95Antarctic1,823
254281Charm School5$2.95Slave Labor1,813
255283Silent Mobius Turnabout6$2.95Viz1,808
256234A G Super Erotic Anthology3$4.99Icarus1,798
257282Saint Tail20$2.99Tokyopop1,784
258297Arsenic Lullabies Vol. 21$2.50A Silent1,764
259175Uncanny X-Men Wizard Ace Ed94$13.99Wizard1,759
260286Futabakun Change Vol. 85$2.95Ironcat1,715
261285Furrlough114$2.99Radio1,706
262272Small Favors6$3.50Fantagraphics1,662
263289Pantheon12$2.95London Night1,647
264276Orient Sexpress2$3.50Fantagraphics1,623
265264Scooby Doo Spooky Summer Special (reorders)1$3.95DC1,613
266246Vagabond Part 18$4.95Viz1,603
267227Zoids5$5.95Viz1,598
268294Miracle Girls23$2.99Tokyopop1,535
269295Miracle Girls22$2.99Tokyopop1,535
270300Medabots Part 21$2.75Viz1,482
271306Medabots Part 22$2.75Viz1,428
272301Ogenki Clinic Vol. 93$2.95Ironcat1,379
273205Vampirella10 Ltd Ed$9.95Harris1,360
274302Warrior Nun Areala8$2.99Antarctic1,355
275311XXX Livenudegirls1$2.95Penny Dreadful1,287
276313Vampire Yui Vol. 45$2.95Ironcat1,262
277314Savage Planet2$2.95Basement1,257
278267Pokemon Adventures Part 73$4.95Viz1,218
279318Patrick Wolf Boys Superhero Sp$2.95Blind Wolf1,213
280360Steve Grants My Flesh Is Cool Preview$1.99Avatar1,209
281293Anubis Dark Desires1$3.99Radio1,165
282273Katmandu (resolicited)26$4.99Shanda1,165
283323Digital Webbing Presents3$2.95Digital Webbing1,145
284322Unusual U1$2.99Radio1,140
285304Warhammer Monthly56$3.50Games Workshop1,135
286319Specwar2$3.25Peter Four1,097
287328Liberty Meadows (reorders)3$2.95Insight1,067
288330Fred The Clown3$2.95Hotel Fred1,062
289331Oddballz2$2.95NBM1,062
290332Liberty Meadows (reorders)4$2.95Insight1,058
291298Meat Cake12$3.95Fantagraphics1,053
292351Elvira110$2.50Claypool1,038
293309Shi Poisoned Paradise Platinum Cvr Incentive1$3.75Avatar1,023
294379Generic Comic Book8$1.95Comics Conspiracy1,019
295333Liberty Meadows Wedding Album Curr Ptg (reorders)$2.95Insight1,019
296303Nether Age of Maga1$3.95Maelstrom1,014
297334Horsemen2$2.95Griot1,004
298305Lethargic Lad Jumbo Sized Annual1$3.99Dork Storm994
299270Demis Strange Bedfellows2$5.95Hippy989
300225Lady Death Dark Alliance Premium Ed1$9.99Chaos980

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June 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.

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Yet another very strong month for graphic novel sales.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
14Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 23 Tears of Ice$9.95Dark Horse13,865
25Witchblade Obakemono$9.95Image12,700
37Twisted Toyfare Theatre Vol. 2$9.99Wizard9,610
41Wonder Woman Hiketeia HC$24.95DC8,792
59100 Bullets Vol. 4 Foregone Tomorrow$17.95DC5,005
615Essential Tomb of Dracula$14.99Marvel4,912
716G.I. Joe Vol. 1 Reinstated$14.95Image4,810
826Astro Boy Vol. 5$9.95Dark Horse4,664
98New X-Men Vol. 2 Imperial$19.99Marvel4,503
1030Forge #3$9.95Crossgen4,332
1119Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 Return of the Monster$12.99Marvel4,318
1211Transformers Vol. 4 Matrix Quest$19.99Titan4,303
1331Edge #3$9.95Crossgen4,274
1412JSA Darkness Falls (resolicited)$19.95DC4,152
1514Sojourn Vol. 1$19.95Crossgen4,060
1622Resident Evil Codename Veronica Vol. 1$14.95DC3,480
1727Jonny Double$12.95DC3,387
1836Daredevil Wake Up$9.99Marvel3,387
196Classic Star Wars Long Time Ago Vol. 2$29.95Dark Horse3,372
2037Cowboy Bebop Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop3,290
2121Tank Girl Vol. 2$16.99Titan3,236
222Enemy Ace Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC3,095
2345Phantom Vol. 2 Singh Web$6.95Moonstone3,056
2432Star Wars Hunt For Aurra Sing$12.95Dark Horse3,036
253Green Lantern Archives Vol. 4 HC$49.95DC2,905
2628Exiles Vol. 2 A World Apart$14.99Marvel2,895
2720Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating DC Universe Book One$19.95DC2,797
2817Wolverine Deadpool Weapon X$21.99Marvel2,739
2913Alias HC$29.95Marvel2,705
3018X-Men Visionaries Jim Lee$21.99Marvel2,641
3138Thor Death of Odin$12.99Marvel2,446
3246Whats Michael A Hard Days Life$8.95Dark Horse2,368
3343Chobits Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop2,310
3440Big Book of Bart Simpson$11.95Bongo2,300
3523Marvel Visionaries Gil Kane$21.99Marvel2,290
3644Love Hina Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop2,281
3724Ring of the Nibelung Vol. 2 Siegfried & Gotterdammerung$21.95Dark Horse2,232
3841Groo Nursery$11.95Dark Horse2,232
3929First Vol. 2$19.95Crossgen2,169
4025Comics Journal Summer 2002 Special$22.95Fantagraphics2,032
4162Vampire The Masquerade Ventrue$6.95Moonstone1,993
4239Leave It To Chance Vol. 1 Shamans Rain HC Image Prtg$14.95Image1,988
4349Girl Genius Vol. 1$10.00Studio Foglio1,925
4434Panel Discussion$19.95Two Morrows1,774
4551Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle of Trouble Vol. 9$9.99Kenzer1,769
4610Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 HC$49.99Marvel1,730
4758Marmalade Boy Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,545
4833Marvel Bill & Joes Marvelous Adventure HC$25.99Marvel1,511
4959GTO Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,511
5060GTO Vol. 4$9.99Tokyopop1,506