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January 2004 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Shipped to North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


A slow start for the year within the Top 300, with the first new series launch coming at the 20th spot.

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. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.
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 item on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
13Ultimate Fantastic Four2$2.25Marvel126,729
24New X-Men151$2.25Marvel124,048
35New X-Men152$2.25Marvel118,133
41Marvel 16026$3.50Marvel109,163
52Wolverine The End2$2.99Marvel100,140
66Ultimate X-Men41$2.25Marvel99,561
77Ultimate Spider-Man52$2.25Marvel95,882
89Ultimate Six6$2.25Marvel94,216
910Uncanny X-Men437$2.25Marvel89,923
1013Batman623$2.25DC89,076
1114Uncanny X-Men438$2.25Marvel88,515
1215Amazing Spider-Man503 (#62)$2.25Marvel87,366
1320Wolverine10$2.25Marvel71,395
1416Teen Titans7$2.50DC68,161
1512Supreme Power6$2.99Marvel67,360
1627Spectacular Spider-Man9$2.25Marvel58,728
1728JLA92$2.25DC58,024
1811X-Treme X-Men39$3.50Marvel57,739
1917Daredevil56$2.99Marvel56,367
2018The Punisher1$2.99Marvel56,350
2119X-Treme X-Men40$2.99Marvel55,049
2221Spider-Man Unlimited1$2.99Marvel53,428
2331Fantastic Four509 (#80)$2.25Marvel50,275
2425The Punisher2$2.99Marvel49,197
2536Incredible Hulk65$2.25Marvel49,063
2638Incredible Hulk66$2.25Marvel48,573
2726Transformers/G.I. Joe5$2.95Dreamwave47,558
2822Hulk Gray5$3.50Marvel45,206
2932Outsiders8$2.50DC45,144
3033JSA56$2.50DC44,725
3137JSA57$2.50DC43,995
3230Captain America22$2.99Marvel41,278
3324Wonder Woman200$3.95DC38,018
3434Exiles40$2.99Marvel37,287
3535Exiles41$2.99Marvel37,082
3639Superman Birthright6$2.95DC36,842
3756Superman201$2.25DC35,996
3851Green Arrow34$2.50DC35,996
3952Emma Frost7$2.50Marvel35,818
4040Wanted2$2.99Image35,755
4144Detective Comics790$2.75DC35,515
4254Hawkman23$2.50DC35,150
4341Mystique9$2.99Marvel34,588
4455Hawkman24$2.50DC34,473
4542Transformers War Within Vol. 24$2.95Dreamwave34,357
4662Action Comics811$2.25DC33,929
4766Flash206$2.25DC33,377
4843Thanos4$2.99Marvel33,003
4945Thanos5$2.99Marvel32,442
5046Mystique10$2.99Marvel32,370
5147Venom10$2.99Marvel31,595
5270Adventures of Superman624$2.25DC31,471
5349G.I. Joe26$2.95Devil's Due31,426
5448Thor73$2.99Marvel31,150
5571Silver Surfer5$2.25Marvel31,061
568DC New Frontier1$6.95DC30,535
5753Transformers Energon19$2.95Dreamwave30,277
5850Iron Man76$2.99Marvel30,206
5974Green Lantern173$2.25DC30,108
6068Birds of Prey63$2.50DC29,734
6178Nightwing89$2.25DC28,843
6265Batman Gotham Knights49$2.75DC27,427
6357Weapon X16$2.99Marvel27,017
6458Spider-Man & Dr Octopus Negative Exposure4$2.99Marvel26,919
6559Weapon X17$2.99Marvel26,447
6695Robin122$2.25DC26,420
6760Batman Death & Maidens6$2.95DC26,411
6861Y The Last Man18$2.95DC26,349
6923Superman Secret Identity1$5.95DC25,761
7079Batgirl48$2.50DC25,725
7167Powers36$2.95Image25,440
7263Spider-Man/Doc Octopus Out of Reach3$2.99Marvel25,396
7382Fables21$2.50DC25,333
7464X-Statix18$2.99Marvel25,253
7529G.I. Joe Cobra Reborn$4.95Devil's Due25,226
7683Catwoman27$2.50DC25,030
7784Legion29$2.50DC24,915
7888Batman Legends of the Dark Knight175$2.50DC24,202
7969Star Wars Infinities Rotj2$2.99Dark Horse24,024
8072Captain Marvel18$2.99Marvel23,017
8173Captain Marvel19$2.99Marvel22,830
8275Authority Vol. 29$2.95DC22,804
8376Plastic Man2$2.95DC22,688
8477Sojourn31$2.95CrossGen22,554
8599Aquaman14$2.50DC21,681
8680Elektra31$2.99Marvel21,236
8781Elektra32$2.99Marvel21,182
8885Spider-Girl68$2.99Marvel20,550
8989Thundercats Hammerhands Revenge4$2.95DC20,488
9086Hawkeye4$2.99Marvel20,470
9187Spider-Girl69$2.99Marvel20,390
9290Star Wars Republic60$2.99Dark Horse20,203
9392Runaways10$2.99Marvel20,113
9496Arrowsmith5$2.95DC20,096
9594Star Wars Empire16 Last Man (1 of 3)$2.99Dark Horse19,891
9697Tomb Raider36$2.99Image19,552
9798Batman City of Light4$2.95DC18,786
98116Teen Titans Go3$2.25DC18,270
99100Liberty Meadows35$2.95Image18,163
100101Global Frequency11$2.95DC17,735
101112Gotham Central15$2.50DC17,601
102102Namor11$2.99Marvel17,406
103103Rose & Thorn2$2.95DC17,031
104104Kiss Kiss Bang Bang1$2.95CrossGen16,479
105105Human Torch9$2.99Marvel16,167
106106Hulk Nightmerica5$2.99Marvel16,158
107107Robotech Invasion1$2.95DC16,114
108108Freaks of the Heartland1$2.99Dark Horse15,856
109109Sentinel11$2.99Marvel15,749
11091Smallville6$3.95DC15,285
111114Hellblazer192$2.75DC15,098
112110Ultimate Adventures6$2.99Marvel15,018
113111Tales of the Vampires2$2.99Dark Horse14,796
114124Hero12$2.50DC14,635
115113Voltron Vol. 21*$2.95Devil's Due14,564
116115Common Grounds1$2.99Image13,816
117117Wildcats Version 3.018$2.95DC13,468
118131Lucifer46$2.50DC13,067
119120Simpsons Comics90$2.99Bongo12,907
120119Two Step2$2.95DC12,889
121121Batman Adventures10$2.25DC12,880
122143Love Me Tenderloin Cal Mcdonald Mystery One-Shot$2.99Dark Horse12,399
123123Justice League Adventures27$2.25DC12,328
124145Way of the Rat21$2.95CrossGen12,123
125127Fallen Angel7$2.50DC12,043
126138Brath11$2.95CrossGen11,999
127128Losers8$2.95DC11,696
128129Superman Metropolis12$2.95DC11,669
129132Negation26$2.95CrossGen10,956
130122Mark Millars Unfunnies1$3.50Avatar10,716
131134Strangers in Paradise Vol. III62$2.95Abstract10,707
132133Lone Wolf 210011$2.99Dark Horse10,707
133148Crimson Dynamo5$2.50Marvel10,680
134135Stormwatch Team Achilles19$2.95DC10,582
135136Tarot Witch of the Black Rose24$2.95Broadsword10,386
136137Human Target6$2.95DC10,226
137158Ultimate Fantastic Four1$2.25Marvel10,101
13893Star Wars Tales18$5.99Dark Horse10,030
139139Rob Zombie Spook Show Intl4$2.95MV Creations9,941
140140Midnight Mass Here There Be Monsters1$2.95DC9,896
141141Wanted1$2.99Image9,585
142156Demon Driven Out5$2.50DC9,496
143142Cursed4$2.99Image9,398
144144Caper4$2.95DC9,371
145125CSI Bad Rap5$3.99IDW9,050
146149My Faith I/Frankie1$2.95DC8,917
147150Marc Silvestri Sketchbook$2.99Image8,747
148151Possessed6$2.95DC8,747
149152Sleeper12$2.95DC8,729
150153Fused Think Like A Machine1$2.99Dark Horse8,453
151157Superman/Batman5$2.95DC7,901
152126Shonen Jump Vol. 2$4.99Viz7,135
153178Sonic The Hedgehog132$2.19Archie7,064
154161Walking Dead4$2.95Image7,019
155162Wildguard Casting Call5$2.95Image6,948
156164Reign of the Zodiac6$2.75DC6,797
157146Shield Spotlight1$3.99IDW6,761
158147Wake The Dead3$3.99IDW6,699
159182Powerpuff Girls46$2.25DC6,360
160165Legacy of Kain Defiance One-Shot$2.99Image6,244
161168Rex Mundi8$2.95Image5,959
162169Realm of the Claw2$2.95Image5,941
163170Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1$2.95Mirage5,879
164172Bloodstream1$2.95Image5,692
165173Donald Duck & Friends312$2.95Gemstone5,683
166174Duel Masters3$2.95Dreamwave5,665
167118Uncle Scrooge326$6.95Gemstone5,558
168175Blade of the Immortal86$2.99Dark Horse5,549
169176Mickey Mouse & Friends261$2.95Gemstone5,380
170191Scooby Doo80$2.25DC5,309
171180Kamikaze4$2.95DC4,970
172181Superman/Batman4$2.95DC4,935
173130Walt Disneys Comics & Stories641$6.95Gemstone4,917
174190Icandy5$2.50DC4,872
175199Cerebus298$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim4,525
176167Ultraman Tiga5$3.99Dark Horse4,507
177179Superman200$3.50DC4,400
178171Knights of the Dinner Table87$3.99Kenzer4,338
179160Black Hole11$4.95Fantagraphics4,240
180163Brit Cold Death One-Shot$4.95Image4,124
181154Super Manga Blast37$5.99Dark Horse4,026
182155Soul of Samurai3$5.95Image4,017
183193Gold Digger49$2.99Antarctic3,750
184195Dork Tower26$2.99Dork Storm3,714
185186Desperate Times0$3.50Image3,688
186197Superman/Batman3$2.95DC3,608
187189Stay Puffed1$3.50Image3,545
188198Syn4$2.99Dark Horse3,536
189200Scooter Girl5$2.99Oni3,403
190184Soulfire Preview Ed$4.00Aspen3,340
191192Banzai Girl Annual1$3.50Sirius3,251
192187Wynonna Earp Home of the Strange2$3.99IDW3,233
193214Looney Tunes110$2.25DC3,198
194201Demo3$2.95Astronauts in Trouble3,171
195159Romp One-Shot$6.95Image3,127
196204Hulk Gamma Games2$2.99Marvel2,993
197207Gift4$2.95Overcast2,913
198208Serenity Rose2$2.95Slave Labor2,913
199194Cvo Artifact3$3.99IDW2,797
200196Ekos Preview Ed$4.00Aspen2,744
201227Archie545$2.19Archie2,690
202219Teen Titans6$2.50DC2,690
203211El Cazador4$2.95CrossGen2,646
204212Dogwitch9$2.95Sirius2,556
205213Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated30$2.99Kenzer2,521
206236Archie and Friends79$2.19Archie2,512
207205Betty & Veronica Double Digest121$3.59Archie2,476
208237Betty & Veronica197$2.19Archie2,459
209209Joe Lansdales Drive In3$3.50Avatar2,414
210215Knights of the Jaguar Super Ltd One-Shot $3.00Image2,361
211241Sabrina Vol. 254$2.19Archie2,352
212217Street Fighter1$2.95Image2,343
213243Betty134$2.19Archie2,343
214242Cartoon Cartoons26$2.25DC2,289
215210Archie Double Digest149$3.59Archie2,209
216206Alice In Sexland Extreme5$3.95Fantagraphics2,209
217185Lex Talionis Jungle Tale One-Shot$5.95Image2,182
218252Veronica149$2.19Archie2,156
219248Batman622$2.25DC2,147
220183DF Witchblade Magdalena Vampirella Untold Story1$6.99Dynamic Forces2,004
221216Ninja High School112$3.50Antarctic1,986
222229PS2385$2.99Dork Storm1,969
223230Knights of the Dinner Table Everknights10$2.99Kenzer1,942
224232Kissing Chaos Nine Lives One-Shot$2.99Oni1,915
225220Bombaby Screen Goddess1$3.50Slave Labor1,897
226235Street Fighter4$2.95Image1,862
227234Ruule Ganglords of Chinatown3$2.99Beckett1,853
228258Laugh Digest190$2.39Archie1,799
229268Archie Mysteries33$2.19Archie1,773
230244Fathom East & West Coast Tour Books $3.00Image1,701
231224Pals N Gals Double Digest82$3.59Archie1,692
232247Dead At 173$2.95Viper1,648
233250Kindergoth1$2.95Bloodfire1,612
234269Jughead W/Archie Digest190$2.39Archie1,612
235222Grumpy Old Monsters2$3.99IDW1,612
236233Milk38$3.50Radio1,603
237202JLA/Avengers3$5.95Marvel1,559
238238Dicks Xmas Special1$3.50Avatar1,532
239262Transformers Generation One Vol. 30$2.95Dreamwave1,363
240263Furrlough131$2.99Radio1,345
241239Evil Eye11$3.95Fantagraphics1,327
242267Heaven Sent1$2.99Antarctic1,318
243256Manga Caliente1$3.50Fantagraphics1,292
244270Dragon Arms Chaos Blade1$2.99Antarctic1,292
245223Hot Moms2$4.95Fantagraphics1,256
246285Futurama Comics1$2.50Bongo1,176
247231Pogostick2$4.95Fantagraphics1,158
248255Joe Lansdales Drive In Wrap Cvr3$3.95Avatar1,158
249288Teen Titans5$2.50DC1,149
250257Blowjob8$3.95Fantagraphics1,131
251221Luftwaffe 194616$5.95Antarctic1,105
252302Ultimate Spider-Man51$2.25Marvel1,096
253259Classics Illus Jr501 Snow White$3.99Classics Illustrated Junior1,069
254281Street Fighter3*$2.95Image1,069
255188Dawn 2003 Con Sketch Book Ltd S&N Ed$12.00Linsner1,069
256261Matrixxx2$3.95Fantagraphics1,060
257309Filler Bunny1$2.25Slave Labor1,024
258245Genus Male3$4.99Radio1,024
259246A G Super Erotic Anthology9$4.99Icarus1,007
260226Boob Tube One-Shot$5.95Fantagraphics998
261228Avengers/JLA2$5.95DC989
262274Monster Club9$3.50APC971
263287Junction 174$2.99Antarctic971
264166DF Teen Titans Turner Alt Cvr1 Sgn$19.99Dynamic Forces917
265254Shanda The Panda39$4.99Shanda917
266310Teen Titans4$2.50DC917
267292Seamonsters & Superheroes2$2.95Slave Labor917
268278Head6$3.50Fantagraphics909
269280Warhammer Monthly77$3.50Games Workshop909
270294True Story Swear To God7$2.95Clibs Boy909
271282New X-Men150$3.50Marvel891
272295Mike Hoffmans Lost Worlds of Fantasy & Sci-Fi7$2.95Basement891
273240JLA/Avengers1$5.95Marvel873
274275Dildo4$3.95Fantagraphics846
275301Mike Hoffmans Monsters & Maidens2$2.95Basement837
276318Elvira129$2.50Claypool837
277303Thieves & Kings43$2.95I Box828
278304Mr Moto Welcome Back Mr Moto1$2.95Moonstone811
279177DF Amazing Spider-Man Romita Sgn500$19.99Dynamic Forces784
280290Darkham Vale5$3.50APC784
281291Jack Staff12 (Res)$3.50Dancing Elephant775
282347Robin121$2.25DC775
283293Assembly3$3.50Antarctic766
284311Rob Zombie Spook Show Intl3$2.95MV Creations766
285313Silver Comics1$2.95Silver766
286284Jewish Hero Corps1$3.95Judaica757
287335Simpsons Comics55$2.50Bongo748
288336Simpsons Comics56$2.50Bongo748
289286Dicks Xmas Sp Offensive Cvr1$3.95Avatar739
290354Avengers76 (Res)$2.25Marvel730
291272Giant Shanda Animal8$4.99Shanda722
292300Legends From Darkwood2$3.50Antarctic722
293320Cat with Really Big Head$2.95Slave Labor704
294317Tales of the Vampires1$2.99Dark Horse704
295360Flash205$2.25DC695
296322Tuesday3$2.95Kim-Rehr686
297249Femforce122$6.95AC 686
298225F*** Friends Coll Ed1$8.95Smash677
299307Twilight X Storm6$3.50Antarctic668
300266Raijin Comics41$5.95Gutsoon668




January 2004 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

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

This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 50 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

Superman Red Son was the top-seller in the final month of Diamond's Top 50 charts. The distributor would begin reporting the Top 100 in February.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Superman Red Son$17.95DC10,083
22Trigun Vol. 2$14.95Dark Horse6,992
35Ultimate X-Men Vol. 7 Blockbuster$12.99Marvel6,841
44Chronicles of Conan Vol. 3 Monoliths & Stories$15.95Dark Horse5,719
58JLA Zatannas Search$12.95DC4,855
69Outsiders Looking For Trouble$12.95DC4,587
711Berserk Vol. 2 Guardians of Desire$13.95Dark Horse3,902
813Global Frequency Planet Ablaze$14.95DC3,385
927Megatokyo Vol. 2$9.95Dark Horse3,296
106Liberty Meadows Vol. 2 Creature Comforts HC$24.95Image3,278
1114Lucifer Vol. 5 Inferno$14.95DC3,269
1216Hellboy Junior$14.95Dark Horse3,091
1330Ranma 1/2 Vol. 25$9.95Viz3,011
1417Uncanny X-Men Vol. 4 Draco$15.99Marvel2,815
1515Exiles Vol. 6 Fantastic Voyage$17.99Marvel2,663
1618X-Treme X-Men Vol. 6 Intifada$16.99Marvel2,646
1737Elfquest Vol. 1 Grand Quest$9.95DC2,530
1840Battle Royale Vol. 5$9.99TokyoPop2,423
197Earth X Vol. 5 Paradise X Book 2 (Res)$29.99Marvel2,405
2010Spider-Man Legends Vol. 3 Todd Mcfarlane Book 3$24.99Marvel2,369
2129Green Arrow Sounds of Violence$12.95DC2,334
2264Justice League Adventures Vol. 1 Magnificent Seven$6.95DC2,325
2321Judgment Day$16.95Checker2,316
2426Nightwing Big Guns$14.95DC2,218
2568Justice League Adventures Vol. 2 Friends & Foes$6.95DC2,209
2628Pride & Joy$14.95DC2,191
2733Captain America Vol. 4 Captain America Lives Again$12.99Marvel2,156
2834Star Wars Rite of Passage$12.95Dark Horse2,138
2912Saga of Seven Suns HC$24.95DC2,102
3073Kolchak Night Stalker Pain Most Human$6.95Moonstone2,075
3120Star Wars Tales Vol. 4$19.95Dark Horse2,031
323Wonder Woman Archives Vol. 4 HC$49.95DC2,004
3360Astro Boy Vol. 23$9.95Dark Horse1,782
3453Thundercats Vol. 2 Return$12.95DC1,568
3554Sock Monkey Coll Works of Tony Millionaire Vol. 3 & 4$12.95Dark Horse1,559
3632Al Caps Lil Abner Frazetta Sundays Vol. 3 HC$18.95Dark Horse1,541
3789Shangri La$7.95Image1,505
3846Elektra Vol. 3 Relentless$14.99Marvel1,496
3969Kare Kano Vol. 7$9.99TokyoPop1,488
40107Warren Ellis Bad Signal Vol. 2$6.95Avatar1,443
4174Happy Lesson Manga Vol. 1$9.99ADV1,407
4238Hellboy Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction New Prt$17.95Dark Horse1,390
4324Punisher Vol. 3 HC$24.99Marvel1,381
4435Mac Raboys Flash Gordon Vol. 4$19.95Dark Horse1,354
4578Ai Yori Aoshi Vol. 1$9.99TokyoPop1,327
4679X 1999 Vol. 13 Lament $9.95Viz1,327
4745Hellboy Vol. 4 Right Hand of Doom New Prt$17.95Dark Horse1,256
4847Hellboy Vol. 5 Conqueror Worm New Prt$17.95Dark Horse1,247
4948Hellboy Vol. 3 Chained Coffin & Others New Prt$17.95Dark Horse1,247
5082Demon Diary Vol. 5$9.99TokyoPop1,247