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February 2005 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


New Avengers led Marvel to a month in which it had 15 of the top 20 comic books.

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
13New Avengers3$2.25Marvel149,041
21Astonishing X-Men8$2.99Marvel134,195
32Superman Batman17$2.95DC116,690
44Ultimates 23$2.99Marvel108,428
55Green Lantern Rebirth4$2.95DC108,126
68Superman213$2.50DC101,304
76X-Men Phoenix Endsong2$2.99Marvel98,383
810Uncanny X-Men455$2.25Marvel88,960
97Young Avengers1$2.99Marvel87,991
1012Uncanny X-Men456$2.25Marvel86,806
1113Ultimate Spider-Man72$2.25Marvel86,725
1214X-Men167$2.25Marvel84,193
1315Ultimate X-Men56$2.25Marvel83,758
1416Wolverine25$2.25Marvel83,218
1518Amazing Spider-Man517$2.25Marvel78,620
169X-Men Phoenix Endsong3$2.99Marvel74,817
1723Ultimate Nightmare5$2.25Marvel73,115
1821Teen Titans21$2.50DC66,891
1929JLA111$2.25DC64,569
2017Marvel Knights Spider-Man11$2.99Marvel60,487
2135Batman637$2.25DC58,060
2211X-Men Fantastic Four3$3.50Marvel57,073
2322Supreme Power15$2.99Marvel55,535
2424X-233$2.99Marvel54,263
2525JLA Classified4$2.95DC53,630
2626Seven Soldiers0$2.95DC53,241
2727Black Panther1*$2.99Marvel50,513
2828Daredevil70$2.99Marvel48,724
2930Captain America3$2.99Marvel48,126
3020Shanna The She Devil1$3.50Marvel47,975
3146Spec Spider-Man25$2.25Marvel47,749
3231Fantastic Four523$2.99Marvel46,297
3332Incredible Hulk78$2.99Marvel44,741
3452Flash219$2.25DC44,091
3548JSA70$2.50DC42,883
3636Excalibur9$2.99Marvel41,205
3737Hunter Killer1$2.99Image40,102
3851Outsiders21$2.50DC40,050
3938Detective Comics803$2.95DC40,033
4039Legion of Super Heroes3$2.95DC39,969
4154Outsiders20$2.50DC39,069
4240The Punisher17$2.99Marvel38,732
4341Conan13$2.99Dark Horse38,662
4442Excalibur10$2.99Marvel37,606
4534Strange4$3.50Marvel37,466
4657Action Comics824$2.50DC37,449
4765Nightwing103$2.25DC36,938
4843New X-Men10$2.99Marvel36,926
4969Nightwing104$2.25DC36,427
5049X-Force6$2.99Marvel35,649
5164Adventures of Superman637$2.50DC33,280
5253Daredevil Redemption1$2.99Marvel33,106
5355Space Ghost4$2.95DC32,880
5468Batman Gotham Knights62$2.50DC32,804
5556Exiles59$2.99Marvel32,351
5679Robin135$2.25DC32,345
5771Green Arrow47$2.50DC31,567
5844Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes7$3.50Marvel31,039
5945Catwoman When In Rome4$3.50DC30,888
6047Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes8$3.50Marvel30,650
6174Justice League Elite8$2.50DC30,569
6258Runaways1$2.99Marvel30,424
6359Marvel Knights 415$2.99Marvel30,244
6460Daredevil Redemption2$2.99Marvel30,151
6577Birds Of Prey79$2.50DC29,524
6661New Thunderbolts5$2.99Marvel29,390
6782Batgirl61$2.50DC28,810
6863Powers9$2.95Marvel28,525
6983Spawn143$2.50Image28,421
7062X-Force Shatterstar1$2.99Marvel28,374
7195Marvel Team-Up5$2.25Marvel28,153
7266X-231$2.99Marvel27,538
7367Darkness Superman2$2.99Image27,532
7470X-Men Unlimited7$2.99Marvel27,021
7590Batman Legends of the Dark Knight188$2.50DC26,412
7672Stormbreaker Saga of Beta Ray Bill2$2.99Marvel26,377
7775Y The Last Man31$2.95DC25,837
7876Cable Deadpool12$2.99Marvel25,361
7919Batman The Man Who Laughs$6.95DC25,338
80108Wonder Woman213$2.25DC24,740
8178Nightcrawler6$2.99Marvel24,652
82102Fables34$2.50DC24,333
8381Fantastic Four Foes2$2.99Marvel24,188
8484Rogue8$2.99Marvel23,323
8585She Hulk12$2.99Marvel23,213
86106Catwoman40$2.50DC23,114
8786Udon Street Fighter13$2.95Devil's Due22,992
8887Adam Strange5$2.95DC22,905
8988Spider Man Human Torch2$2.99Marvel22,458
9033Superman Strength2$5.95DC22,324
9189Gambit7$2.99Marvel22,243
9291Ex Machina8$2.95DC22,179
9392Black Widow6$2.99Marvel21,488
9493Mystique24$2.99Marvel21,436
9594District X10$2.99Marvel21,262
9696Livewires1$2.99Marvel20,954
9799Authority Revolution5$2.95DC20,693
9898Captain America & The Falcon12$2.99Marvel20,687
99103G.I. Joe40$2.95Devil's Due20,478
100100Star Wars Obsession3$2.99Dark Horse20,391
101101Spider-Girl83$2.99Marvel20,391
102114Firestorm10$2.50DC20,159
103104G.I. Joe Master & Apprentice Vol. II1$2.95Devil's Due20,071
104115Hawkman37$2.50DC19,938
105107Majestic2$2.95DC19,578
106116Aquaman27$2.50DC19,468
107105Star Wars Republic73$2.99Dark Horse19,439
10880Offl Handbk Marvel Universe Marvel Knights 2005$3.99Marvel18,190
109110Ocean4$2.95DC18,185
110109New Invaders7$2.99Marvel18,057
111111Alpha Flight12$2.99Marvel17,836
112112Star Wars Empire29$2.99Dark Horse17,708
113127Doom Patrol9$2.50DC17,552
11450Star Wars Tales22$5.99Dark Horse16,820
115133Gotham Central28$2.50DC16,576
116118G.I. Joe Reloaded12$2.95Devil's Due16,245
117117Tomb Raider50$2.99Image16,054
118119Witchblade83$2.99Image16,013
119120Vimanarama1$2.95DC15,972
12097Promethea32$3.95DC15,833
121122Deadshot3$2.95DC15,792
122121Spider-Man India4$2.99Marvel15,676
12373Solo3$4.95DC15,560
124123Darkness18$2.99Image15,508
125124Walking Dead15$2.95Image15,461
126132Hellblazer205$2.75DC15,165
127139100 Bullets58$2.50DC14,933
128126BPRD The Dead4$2.99Dark Horse14,747
129128Intimates4$2.95DC14,474
130129Question4$2.95DC14,364
131131Udon Darkstalkers3$2.95Devil's Due14,167
132145Manhunter7$2.50DC14,103
133154Teen Titans Go16$2.25DC13,987
134135Swamp Thing12$2.95DC13,458
135136Tom Strong31$2.95DC12,977
136152Books of Magick Life During Wartime8$2.50DC12,947
137137John Constantine Hellblazer Spec Papa Midnite1$2.95DC12,738
138113Grimjack Killer Instinct1$3.99IDW12,657
139141Toe Tags Feat George Romero5$2.95DC12,413
140156Breach2$2.50DC12,280
141164Justice League Unlimited6$2.25DC12,210
142142Darkness Black Sails One Shot$2.99Image12,158
143157Lucifer59$2.50DC11,989
144143Simpsons Comics103$2.99Bongo11,879
145146The Incredibles3$2.99Dark Horse11,775
146169Batman Strikes6$2.25DC11,107
147151Jubilee6$2.99Marvel11,043
148153Twilight Experiment1$2.95DC10,828
149155Sleeper Season Two9$2.95DC10,590
150140Doc Frankenstein2$3.50Burlyman10,480
151175Marvel Age Spider-Man20$2.25Marvel10,132
152134Metal Gear Solid5$3.99IDW10,039
153147Concrete Human Dilemma2$3.50Dark Horse10,033
154172Richard Dragon10$2.50DC9,690
155160Strangers In Paradise71$2.95Abstract9,655
156161Invincible20$2.95Image9,545
157138Bigfoot1$3.99IDW9,359
158163Witching9$2.95DC9,336
159162Bart Simpson Comics22$2.99Bongo9,261
160165Losers21$2.95DC9,057
161166Trigger3$2.95DC8,895
162185Marvel Age Spider-Man Team Up5$2.25Marvel8,848
163148Grimjack Killer Instinct2$3.99IDW8,744
164168Savage Dragon120$2.95Image8,541
165150Garth Ennis 3033$3.99Avatar8,372
166171BMW Films The Hire2$2.99Dark Horse8,192
167192Marvel Age Fantastic Four Tales The Thing1$2.25Marvel8,105
168196Sonic The Hedgehog146$2.19Archie7,983
169173Manga Darkchylde1$2.99Dark Horse7,838
170174Monolith12$2.95DC7,757
171176Human Target19$2.95DC7,681
172177Ultra7$2.95Image7,548
173178Savage Dragon God War2$2.95Image7,472
174179Damn Nation1$2.99Dark Horse7,339
175180X-Men Phoenix Endsong1$2.99Marvel7,089
176181Battle of the Planets Princess4$2.99Image6,840
177183Razors Edge Warblade4$2.95DC6,810
178189PVP14$2.95Image6,491
179190Apocalypse Nerd1$2.99Dark Horse6,369
180202Casefiles Sam & Twitch13$2.50Image6,363
181191Aftermath Infantry2$2.95Devil's Due6,265
182193Bloodhound8$2.95DC6,137
183194Angeltown4$2.95DC6,056
184195Ojo5$2.99Oni5,916
185198Wild Girl4$2.95DC5,911
186200Robocop Wild Child1$2.99Avatar5,667
187186Brian Pulidos Unholy1$3.50Avatar5,626
188187Stray Bullets36$3.50El Capitan5,620
189201Cosmic Guard6$2.99Dynamic5,522
190203Battle Hymn1$2.95Image5,371
191204Queen & Country Declassified Vol. 21$2.95Oni5,336
192206Lions Tigers & Bears1$2.95Image5,191
193205The Gift10$2.99Image5,179
194144Uncle Scrooge339$6.95Gemstone5,098
195182CSI Secret Identity1$3.99IDW5,069
196125Michael Chabon Presents Adv of the Escapist5$8.95Dark Horse5,057
197184Brian Pulidos Belladonna4$3.99Avatar5,022
198149Uncle Scrooge338$6.95Gemstone5,005
199170Shonen Jump Vol. 3 Mar 20053$4.99Viz4,964
200208Aftermath Breakdown4$2.95Devil's Due4,947
201223Powerpuff Girls59$2.25DC4,906
202210Aftermath Infantry3$2.95Devil's Due4,894
203209Vampi Vs Xin2 Lau Cvr$2.99Harris4,860
204199Noble Causes7$3.50Image4,848
205211Legion of Super Heroes2$2.95DC4,842
206212Aftermath Defex4$2.95Devil's Due4,831
207225Scooby Doo93$2.25DC4,749
208213Donald Duck And Friends325$2.95Gemstone4,744
209214Blade of the Immortal98$2.99Dark Horse4,668
210216Wanted Death Row Ed4$2.99Image4,494
211197Alan Moores Hypothetical Lizard1$3.99Avatar4,378
212219Mickey Mouse And Friends274$2.95Gemstone4,326
213218Jingle Belle3$2.99Dark Horse4,285
214158Walt Disneys Comics & Stories653$6.95Gemstone4,238
215235Nightwing102$2.25DC4,180
216159Walt Disneys Comics & Stories654$6.95Gemstone4,111
217221Green Lantern Rebirth3$2.95DC3,878
218207Lurkers4$3.99IDW3,797
219226Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles20$2.95Mirage3,594
220228Gold Digger60$2.99Antarctic3,489
221215Desperadoes Banners of Gold3$3.99IDW3,472
222231Mora1$2.95Image3,350
223233Dead At 17 Revolution3$2.95Viper3,269
224188Dork Tower30$2.99Dork Storm3,246
225232Super Manga Blast49$5.99Dark Horse3,246
226234Freedom Force2$2.95Image3,228
227248Nightwing101$2.25DC3,147
228227Jack Staff7$3.50Image3,019
229263The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty7$1.99Beckett2,996
230237Ride Foreign Parts One Shot$2.95Image2,915
231222Faust Love of Damned Act 13$3.95Rebel2,891
232256Looney Tunes123$2.25DC2,839
233250Small Gods7$2.50Image2,816
234224Eric Reds Containment2$3.99IDW2,700
235240Wanted6$2.99Image2,682
236217Marvel 2005 New Year Deal$5.00Marvel2,653
237229Berlin11$3.95Drawn & Quarterly2,572
238271Sabrina Vol. 264$2.19Archie2,566
239236Kolchak Tales of Night Stalker5$3.50Moonstone2,555
240243Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles7$2.95Mirage2,543
241242Boneyard17$2.95NBM2,543
242244Little Star1$2.99Oni2,543
243276Betty & Veronica206$2.19Archie2,450
244252Space Ghost3$2.95DC2,369
245253Ezra4$2.95Archie2,340
246239Mad Magazine451$3.50DC2,328
247254Wyatt Earp Dodge City1$2.95Moonstone2,259
248281Betty & Veronica Spectacular69$2.19Archie2,253
249280Flash218$2.25DC2,247
250272Adventures Of Superman636$2.50DC2,235
251255Green Lantern Rebirth1$2.95DC2,206
252238Full Cirkle Cvr A1$3.95Full Circle2,160
253245Big Bang Presents Ultiman Family1$3.50Image2,142
254257Dr Blink Superhero Shrink1$2.99Dork Storm2,061
255259Hardy Boys3$2.95NBM2,055
256230Housewives At Play13$4.95Fantagraphics2,050
257247Full Cirkle Cvr B1$3.50Full Circle2,026
258262We 33$2.95DC2,026
259289Cartoon Network Block Party6$2.25DC2,003
260292New Avengers2$2.25Marvel1,991
261266PS23810$2.99Dork Storm1,939
262269JLA Classified3$2.95DC1,933
263270Amazing Joy Buzzards2$2.95Image1,910
264297Batman636$2.25DC1,899
265299Archie & Friends89$2.19Archie1,881
266275Green Lantern Rebirth2$2.95DC1,829
267287Teen Titans20$2.50DC1,829
268303Wolverine24$2.25Marvel1,788
269278Captain Gravity & Power of the Vril3$2.95Penny Farthing1,771
270279Burglar Bill2$2.95Image1,765
271261Genus69$3.50Radio1,730
272307Jughead163$2.19Archie1,701
273258Betty & Veronica Double Digest131$3.59Archie1,695
274284Legion of Super Heroes1$2.95DC1,597
275241Dead At 17 Rough Cut Vol. 2 Tp$4.95Viper1,585
276283Ultimates 22$2.99Marvel1,585
277324Fade From Grace4$1.99Beckett1,585
278325Ruule Kiss & Tell8$1.99Beckett1,573
279273Doc Frankenstein New Prtg1$3.50Burlyman1,568
280308Betty & Veronica Digest154$2.39Archie1,550
281277Ennis & Mccreas Dicks Winter Fun Sp1$3.50Avatar1,510
282290Ninja High School124$2.99Antarctic1,504
283291Flare4$2.99Heroic1,498
284246Hunter Killer Top Cow Wwtx Ed Variant0$4.99Image1,475
285317Archie Digest214$2.39Archie1,440
286249Alraune8$4.95Fantagraphics1,422
287251AP How To Draw Manga Next Generation1$4.95Antarctic1,417
288319Laugh Digest200$2.39Archie1,399
289302X-232$2.99Marvel1,353
290282Jugheads Double Digest110$3.59Archie1,341
291286Gun Fu Lost City4$3.50Axiom1,318
292293Furrlough143$3.50Radio1,254
293309Superman Batman16$2.95DC1,248
294330Superman212$2.50DC1,225
295313Superman Batman15$2.95DC1,213
296298Furrlough144$3.50Radio1,190
297285Sex Warrior Isane XXX2$3.95Fantagraphics1,190
298314City Of Heroes10$2.95Blue King1,184
299220Transformers Universe1 Dir Cut$9.99Destination1,161
300267Night of the Living Dead Barbaras Zombie Chron3$4.95Dead Dog1,155

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February 2005 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 100 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

This is the first month in which we can compare Top 100 trade paperbacks versus Top 100 trade paperbacks across two years, and even so February 2005's total was greatly increased.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Superman Batman Vol. 2 Supergirl HC$19.95DC7,803
218Ultimate X-Men Vol. 10 Cry Wolf$8.99Marvel6,950
35Frank Miller Sin City Vol. 1 Hard Goodbye 2nd$17.00Dark Horse5,777
47Wolverine The End$14.99Marvel5,469
511Batman War Games Act One$14.95DC5,098
62Bizarro World HC$29.95DC4,262
713Frank Miller Sin City Vol. 3 Big Fat Kill 2nd$17.00Dark Horse4,256
89Frank Miller Sin City Vol. 4 That Yellow Bastard$19.00Dark Horse4,192
932Megatokyo Vol. 3$9.95Dark Horse4,151
1034Fruits Basket Vol. 7$9.99Tokyopop3,977
1122X-Men The End Book 1 Dreamers & Demons$14.99Marvel3,902
1236Trigun Maximum Vol. 4 Bottom of the Dark$9.95Dark Horse3,797
1347Runaways Vol. 3 Good Die Young Digest$7.99Marvel3,669
1419Essential Luke Cage Vol. 1$16.99Marvel3,669
1554Silent Hill Paint It Black$7.49IDW3,577
1630Uncanny X-Men New Age Vol. 2 Cruelest Cut$11.99Marvel3,571
1751Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 11$7.95Viz3,565
185524 Stories One Shot$7.49IDW3,559
1917BPRD Plague of Frogs$17.95Dark Horse3,495
2025Lucifer Vol. 7 Exodus$14.95DC3,455
2114Black Panther By Jack Kirby Vol. 1$19.99Marvel3,420
228Liberty Meadows Vol. 3 Summer of Love HC$24.95Image3,275
2344Battle Royale Vol. 11$9.99Tokyopop3,153
2420JSA Vol. 7 Prince of Darkness$19.95DC3,083
2528Army of Darkness Vol. 1 Ashes To Ashes$14.99Dynamite3,060
2621Superman Archives Vol. 1 HC$19.95DC3,031
2746Seaguy$9.95DC2,955
2863Donald Duck Adventures Vol. 10$7.95Gemstone2,955
2923X-Men Day of the Atom$19.99Marvel2,874
3024Legend of Grimjack Vol. 1$19.99IDW2,862
3150Ranma 1/2 Vol. 29$9.95Viz2,857
3231Flash Ignition$14.95DC2,857
3352GTO Vol. 23$9.99Tokyopop2,799
3426Maxx Book Four$17.95DC2,694
3510Ultimate X-Men Vol. 4 HC$29.99Marvel2,648
3656Books of Magick Life During Wartime Book 1$9.95DC2,601
3741Goon Vol. 3 Heaps of Ruination$12.95Dark Horse2,572
3857Kare Kano Vol. 14$9.99Tokyopop2,560
3958Dnangel Vol. 6$9.99Tokyopop2,560
4012Marvel Visionaries Stan Lee HC$29.99Marvel2,491
4138Hulk And Thing Hard Knocks$13.99Marvel2,415
4237Trigun Anime Manga Vol. 1$14.95Dark Horse2,386
4327Star Wars Tales Vol. 5$19.95Dark Horse2,328
4443Snk Vs Capcom Vol. 1 Svc Chaos$13.95ComicsOne2,311
4533Its A Bird Sc$17.95DC2,299
463Seven Soldiers of Victory Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC2,230
4729Marvel Weddings$19.99Marvel2,230
4849Batman Hush Vol. 1$12.95DC2,200
4966Gravitation Vol. 10$9.99Tokyopop2,189
5067Ai Love You Vol. 7$9.99Tokyopop2,108
514All Star Comics Archives Vol. 11 HC$49.95DC2,102
5245Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Gifted$14.99Marvel2,003
5370Battle Vixens Vol. 6$9.99Tokyopop1,962
5442New Mutants Back To School$16.99Marvel1,939
5574Elfquest The Grand Quest Vol. 7$9.95DC1,916
5648Rogue Vol. 1 Going Rogue$14.99Marvel1,904
5793Bleach Vol. 5$7.95Viz1,881
5839Tom Strong Book 3$17.95DC1,875
5953Simpson Comics Barn Burner$14.95Bongo1,841
6078Legal Drug Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,800
6179Chrono Crusade Manga Vol. 4$9.99ADV1,794
6240Negative Burn Very Best From 1993-1998$19.95Image1,690
6382Wolfs Rain Vol. 2$9.99Viz1,649
6464Bill & Teds Most Excellent Adv Vol. 1$13.95Slave Labor1,631
6583Tokyo Babylon Vol. 6$9.99Tokyopop1,631
6685Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol. 11$9.99Tokyopop1,614
67112Yu Gi Oh Duelist Vol. 1$7.95Viz1,556
6890Sabretooth Open Season$9.99Marvel1,556
6991Initial D Vol. 16$9.99Tokyopop1,550
7092Quixote Novel$9.95Image1,539
7194Gunslinger Girl Manga Vol. 2$9.99ADV1,469
7295Kill Me Kiss Me Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop1,452
7397Small Gods Vol. 1 Killing Grin$9.95Image1,446
7496Angel Sanctuary Vol. 6$9.99Viz1,440
7599Get Backers Vol. 7$9.99Tokyopop1,405
7681PVP Reloaded Vol. 2$11.95Image1,393
7765Avengers Disassembled$15.99Marvel1,370
78104Ex Machina Vol. 1 The First Hundred Days$9.95DC1,353
79102Hot Gimmick Vol. 8$9.99Viz1,353
80103Peacemaker Kurogane Manga Vol. 3$9.99ADV1,353
81105Jing King of Bandits Twilight Tales Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,341
8235Mage Vol. 1 The Hero Discovered$29.99Image1,318
8371Buddy Does Seattle$14.95Fantagraphics1,312
84108Vagabond Vol. 19$9.95Viz1,306
85109Ceres Celestial Legend Vol. 10$9.95Viz1,295
86110Alichino Vol. 1$9.99Tokyopop1,277
8761Pinup Art Of Dan Decarlo Sc$18.95Fantagraphics1,272
8816Marvel Masterworks Daredevil Vol. 3 New Ed HC$49.99Marvel1,260
8976Skizz$14.95DC1,242
90148Hikaru No Go Vol. 3$7.95Viz1,237
91106Cromartie High School Manga Vol. 1$10.95ADV1,219
9215Marvel Masterworks Daredevil Vol. 3 Var Dust Jacket$54.99Marvel1,213
9388Batman Hush Vol. 2$12.95DC1,208
9489G.I. Joe Reloaded Vol. 1$12.95Devil's Due1,208
95118Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.95Image1,202
96116Suikoden III Vol. 5$9.99Tokyopop1,196
97117Boys Be Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,196
98207Fantastic Four Vol. 3 Return Doctor Doom Digest$5.99Marvel1,184
99154Yu Yu Hakusho Vol. 6$7.95Viz1,173