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Market Share, Top 300 Comics, Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual Sales for December, 2003

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Market Share, Top 300 Comics, Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual Sales for December, 2003

Below you’ll find Market Shares based on actual sales of product shipped in December, 2003, as provided by Diamond Comics Distributors.

Publisher Comics, Mgzns. &

Graphic Novels

dollar share

Comics, Mgzns. &

Graphic Novels

unit share

MARVEL COMICS 31.23% 40.11%
DC COMICS 27.21% 29.09%
DARK HORSE COMICS 7.04% 5.12%
IMAGE COMICS 6.17% 6.99%
TOKYOPOP 2.93% 0.95%
DREAMWAVE 2.86% 3.31%
CROSSGEN ENTERTAINMENT 2.27% 2.65%
VIZ LLC 2.18% 0.95%
WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 1.84% 1.48%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS/EROS COMIX 1.08% 0.34%
IDW PUBLISHING 0.85% 0.67%
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING 0.66% 0.45%
SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS 0.63% 0.41%
MVCREATIONS 0.52% 0.63%
A.D. VISION 0.50% 0.17%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.50% 0.68%
I BOOKS 0.48% 0.09%
COMICSONE 0.46% 0.12%
AVATAR PRESS 0.45% 0.40%
TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING 0.44% 0.17%
Other Non-Top 20 9.70% 5.22%

Each month we are asked what the different rankings on the Top 300 list mean in terms of sales for each book. While the publishers and Diamond keep the total number of copies distributed closely guarded (the numbers are not released and those that do get printed are only estimates), they do provide a guide by which you can compare the success of one book to another.

The quantity ranking is obvious, it’s the ranking of comics based on total issues printed. The Retail Rank is based on the price of a specific issue and the overall dollars it produced in sales. Finally, there’s that enigmatic “index” number. The index shows retailers roughly how many of a product is being ordered in comparison to the other products. The index says that the average store orders 100 copies of Batman (a consistent seller) and then compares other titles to this. In this month’s case, if “Batman” #622 sold 100,000 copies (it may have sold more than 100,000) that would mean the #1 comic, “Ultimate Fantastic Four” #1, sold just over 185,000 copies (once again, it may have sold more than that, too). In the case of “Ultimate Fantastic Four” #1, we actually know the comic sold more than 200,000 copies based on a press release issued by Marvel.

Top 300 Comics

Qty.

Rank

Retail

Rank

Index In Stock Code Title Price Pub.
1 2 188.73   OCT031543 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $2.25 MAR
2 1 125.70 ** OCT031546 MARVEL 1602 #5 (Of 8) $3.50 MAR
3 3 120.34   OCT031566 NEW X-MEN #150 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
4 4 119.50 ** OCT031540 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #50 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
5 7 113.79 ** JUL031476 ULTIMATES #12 $2.25 MAR
6 8 113.65 ** OCT031545 ULTIMATE X-MEN #40 $2.25 MAR
7 5 111.78 ** SEP030234 SUPERMAN/BATMAN #4 $2.95 DC
8 9 109.13 ** OCT031542 ULTIMATE SIX #5 (Of 7) $2.25 MAR
9 10 105.54 ** OCT031541 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #51 $2.25 MAR
10 6 104.92 ** OCT030226 SUPERMAN/BATMAN #5 $2.95 DC
11 12 100.00 ** OCT030206 BATMAN #622 $2.25 DC
12 14 98.46 ** OCT031557 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #502 (#61) $2.25 MAR
13 15 98.28 ** SEP031543 UNCANNY X-MEN #434 $2.25 MAR
14 18 97.68 ** OCT031561 UNCANNY X-MEN #435 $2.25 MAR
15 19 96.96 ** OCT031562 UNCANNY X-MEN #436 $2.25 MAR
16 23 81.24 ** OCT031565 WOLVERINE #9 $2.25 MAR
17 11 76.52 ** OCT031552 SUPREME POWER #5 (MR) $2.99 MAR
18 22 75.36 ** OCT030263 TEEN TITANS #6 $2.50 DC
19 31 68.25 ** OCT031554 SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #8 $2.25 MAR
20 20 66.41 ** SEP031552 X-TREME X-MEN #35 $2.99 MAR
21 32 64.18 ** OCT030249 JLA #91 $2.25 DC
22 13 63.67 ** OCT031573 X-TREME X-MEN #36 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
23 16 63.16   OCT031574 X-TREME X-MEN #37 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
24 33 62.91 ** OCT031589 AVENGERS #75 (RES) $2.25 MAR
25 17 62.90 ** OCT031575 X-TREME X-MEN #38 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
26 34 62.57 ** OCT031590 AVENGERS #76 (RES) $2.25 MAR
27 25 58.39 ** OCT031551 DAREDEVIL #55 $2.99 MAR
28 26 58.37   OCT031325/

AUG035039

WANTED #1 (Of 6) (MR)* $2.99 IMA
29 27 57.76 ** OCT032377-8 TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 3 #0* $2.95 DRE
30 28 57.60 ** AUG031212-3 GI JOE/TRANSFORMERS #5 (Of 6)* $2.95 IMA
31 29 56.80 ** SEP032243 TRANSFORMERS/GI JOE #4 (Of 6) $2.95 DRE
32 41 56.54 ** OCT031586 INCREDIBLE HULK #64 $2.25 MAR
33 21 56.09 ** OCT031548 HULK GRAY #4 (Of 6) $3.50 MAR
34 45 54.77 ** OCT031595 FANTASTIC FOUR #508 (#79) $2.25 MAR
35 30 53.45 ** SEP031271-2 GI JOE/TRANSFORMERS #6 (Of 6)* $2.95 IMA
36 24 51.52 ** OCT030225 SUPERMAN #200 (Note Price) $3.50 DC
37 40 51.20 ** OCT030254 OUTSIDERS #7 $2.50 DC
38 35 46.81 ** OCT031547 CAPTAIN AMERICA #21 $2.99 MAR
39 47 46.80 ** OCT030250 JSA #55 $2.50 DC
40 38 43.58 ** OCT031563 NYX #3 $2.99 MAR
41 39 43.48 ** OCT032380 TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN VOL 2 #3 $2.95 DRE
42 51 42.09 ** OCT030242 FORMERLY KNOWN A/T JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
43 42 41.96 ** OCT031549 PUNISHER #37 $2.99 MAR
44 43 41.94   OCT031571 EXILES #38 $2.99 MAR
45 44 41.69 ** OCT031572 EXILES #39 $2.99 MAR
46 55 41.23   OCT031570 EMMA FROST #6 $2.50 MAR
47 46 41.03 ** OCT031592 THANOS #3 $2.99 MAR
48 58 40.19 ** OCT030243 GREEN ARROW #33 $2.50 DC
49 63 39.71 ** DEC021836 SPAWN #131 $2.50 IMA
50 50 39.67 ** OCT030204 DETECTIVE COMICS #789 $2.75 DC
51 48 39.50 ** OCT031268-9 GI JOE #25* $2.95 IMA
52 67 39.48 ** OCT031593 SILVER SURFER #4 (RES) $2.25 MAR
53 72 38.01 ** OCT030241 FLASH #205 $2.25 DC
54 49 36.50 ** OCT031583 VENOM #9 $2.99 MAR
55 52 35.66 ** OCT030279 PLANETARY #18 $2.95 DC
56 53 34.77 ** OCT031597 THOR #72 $2.99 MAR
57 54 34.70 ** OCT031587 IRON MAN #75 $2.99 MAR
58 57 34.29 ** OCT030256 PLASTIC MAN #1 $2.95 DC
59 56 33.89 ** OCT031556 SPIDER-MAN & DR OCTOPUS NEGATIVE EXPOSURE #3 $2.99 MAR
60 83 33.82 ** OCT030244 GREEN LANTERN #172 $2.25 DC
61 62 33.69 ** SEP030292 ASTRO CITY LOCAL HEROES #5 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
62 59 33.55 ** OCT031555 SPIDER-MAN/DR OCTOPUS OUT OF REACH #2 (OF 5) $2.99 MAR
63 74 33.22 ** OCT030216 BIRDS O/PREY #62 $2.50 DC
64 84 33.17 ** OCT030222 ROBIN #121 $2.25 DC
65 75 32.91 ** OCT030251 JSA ALL STARS #8 (Of 8) $2.50 DC
66 94 32.11 ** OCT030223 ACTION COMICS #810 $2.25 DC
67 96 31.80 ** OCT030265 WONDER WOMAN #199 $2.25 DC
68 99 31.53 ** OCT030219 NIGHTWING #88 $2.25 DC
69 73 30.97 ** OCT030211 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #48 $2.75 DC
70 65 30.54 ** OCT032376 TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #18 $2.95 DRE
71 64 30.32 ** MAY032024/

5193

MICHAEL TURNER PRESENTS ASPEN #3 (Of 3)* $2.99 ASP
72 66 30.21 ** OCT030215 BATMAN DEATH & MAIDENS #5 (Of 9) $2.95 DC
73 68 30.04 ** OCT031303-4 STREET FIGHTER #4* $2.95 IMA
74 69 29.38 ** OCT031569 X-STATIX #17 $2.99 MAR
75 70 29.20 ** SEP030057 STAR WARS INFINITIES RETURN O/T JEDI #1 (Of 4) $2.99 DAR
76 111 29.20 ** OCT030224 ADVS O/SUPERMAN #623 $2.25 DC
77 90 29.14 ** OCT030246 HAWKMAN #22 $2.50 DC
78 71 29.05 ** OCT030308 Y THE LAST MAN #17 (MR) $2.95 DC
79 95 28.82 ** OCT030212 BATGIRL #47 $2.50 DC
80 100 27.90 ** OCT030300 FABLES #20 (MR) $2.50 DC
81 36 27.88 ** STAR20254 AUTHORITY/LOBO CHRISTMAS SP $4.95 DC
82 103 27.25 ** OCT030253 LEGION #28 $2.50 DC
83 106 26.98 ** OCT030210 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #174 $2.50 DC
84 77 26.79 ** OCT030229 SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #12 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
85 108 26.77 ** OCT030217 CATWOMAN #26 $2.50 DC
86 78 26.60 ** OCT031270-1 GI JOE FRONTLINE #18 $2.95 IMA
87 79 26.24 ** OCT030275 AUTHORITY VOL 2 #8 (MR) $2.95 DC
88 81 25.62   OCT031591 HAWKEYE #3 $2.99 MAR
89 82 25.60   OCT031596 CAPTAIN MARVEL #17 $2.99 MAR
90 85 24.92   OCT032283 SOJOURN #30 $2.95 CRO
91 86 24.89 ** OCT030287 THUNDERCATS HAMMERHANDS REVENGE #3 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
92 89 24.72 ** OCT030259 ROSE & THORN #1 (Of 6) $2.95 DC
93 117 24.39 ** OCT030232 AQUAMAN #13 $2.50 DC
94 91 24.34 ** OCT031550 ELEKTRA #30 $2.99 MAR
95 98 23.74 ** OCT031558 KINGPIN #7 (Note Price) $2.99 MAR
96 132 23.59 ** OCT030264 TEEN TITANS GO #2 $2.25 DC
97 101 23.29 ** OCT031559 SPIDER-GIRL #67 $2.99 MAR
98 102 22.96 ** AUG031279 MAGDALENA VOL 2 #4 (Of 4) $2.99 IMA
99 124 22.91 ** OCT030239 EMPIRE #6 (Of 6) (MR) $2.50 DC
100 104 22.68 ** JUL030050 STAR WARS EMPIRE #13 DARKLIGHTER (4 Of 4) $2.99 DAR
101 105 22.60 ** AUG030053 STAR WARS EMPIRE #14 $2.99 DAR
102 107 22.39 ** SEP030055 STAR WARS EMPIRE #15 $2.99 DAR
103 109 22.23 ** OCT031579 RUNAWAYS #9 $2.99 MAR
104 110 22.23 ** JUL030051 STAR WARS REPUBLIC #58 BATTLE O/JABIIM (4 Of 4) $2.99 DAR
105 113 22.20 ** OCT030214 BATMAN CITY O/LIGHT #3 (Of 8) $2.95 DC
106 80 22.09 ** SEP030035 GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN/MACHINE INTERFACE #10 (MR) $3.50 DAR
107 112 21.90 ** AUG030055 STAR WARS REPUBLIC #59 ENEMY LINES ONE-SHOT $2.99 DAR
108 115 21.08 ** OCT031585 NAMOR #10 $2.99 MAR
109 87 20.96 ** OCT030288 THUNDERCATS ORIGINS HEROES & VILLAINS #1 $3.50 DC
110 116 20.91 ** SEP030311 SMAX #4 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
111 134 20.75 ** OCT030238 DOCTOR FATE #5 (Of 5) $2.50 DC
112 92 20.73 ** OCT030048 GHOST I/T SHELL 2 MAN/MACHINE INTERFACE #11 (MR) $3.50 DAR
113 97 20.43 ** OCT030289 THUNDERCATS ORIGINS VILLAINS & HEROES #1 $3.50 DC
114 118 20.32 ** OCT031335 WITCHBLADE #72 $2.99 IMA
115 120 20.28 ** OCT031582 INHUMANS #8 $2.99 MAR
116 76 20.17 ** OCT032538 DARK DAYS #6 30 DAYS O/NIGHT SEQUEL (Of 6) (MR) $3.99 IDW
117 61 19.99 ** AUG030054 STAR WARS JEDI DOOKU CLONE WARS SP $4.99 DAR
118 121 19.98 ** OCT030024 HELLBOY WEIRD TALES #6 $2.99 DAR
119 123 19.58 ** OCT032273 EL CAZADOR #4 $2.95 CRO
120 37 19.35 ** STAR20466 SUPERMAN KANSAS SIGHTING #2 $6.95 DC
121 138 19.19 ** OCT030218 GOTHAM CENTRAL #14 $2.50 DC
122 125 19.11 ** OCT031584 HUMAN TORCH #8 (RES) $2.99 MAR
123 126 19.11 ** OCT031578 SENTINEL #10 $2.99 MAR
124 60 19.02 ** SEP032244 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE OFFICIAL GUIDE #8 $5.25 DRE
125 128 18.86 ** OCT030016 TALES O/T VAMPIRES #1 $2.99 DAR
126 129 18.73 ** OCT030294 TOM STRONG #24 $2.95 DC
127 131 18.62 ** AUG030268 PROMETHEA #28 $2.95 DC
128 141 18.44 ** OCT030297 100 BULLETS #48 (MR) $2.50 DC
129 130 18.38 ** SEP031323 TOMB RAIDER TAKEOVER ONE-SHOT $2.99 IMA
130 133 17.85 ** SEP032190 BRIAN PULIDO LADY DEATH #10 $2.95 CRO
131 143 16.63 ** OCT030301 HELLBLAZER #191 (MR) $2.75 DC
132 136 16.33 ** JUL030230 RED #3 (Of 3) $2.95 DC
133 135 16.26 ** SEP031588 ETERNAL #6 (MR) $2.99 MAR
134 152 16.12 ** OCT030247 HERO #11 $2.50 DC
135 114 16.10 ** OCT030293 TERRA OBSCURA #6 (Of 6) (Note Price) $3.95 DC
136 137 16.08 ** AUG032130-1 JOHN CARPENTERS SNAKE PLISSKEN #3* $2.99 HUR
137 140 16.00 ** SEP032159 RUSE #26 $2.95 CRO
138 144 15.04 ** OCT030291 WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #17 (MR) $2.95 DC
139 145 14.93 ** OCT032382 TMNT ANIMATED #7 $2.95 DRE
140 93 14.61 ** SEP032561 SHONEN JUMP VOL 2 #1 JAN 2004 $4.95 VIZ
141 161 14.53 ** OCT030304 LUCIFER #45 (MR) $2.50 DC
142 146 14.53 ** SEP031570 CREW #7 $2.99 MAR
143 147 14.49 ** OCT030228 SUPERMAN METROPOLIS #11 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
144 167 14.23 ** OCT030240 FALLEN ANGEL #6 (MR) $2.50 DC
145 149 14.05   OCT032175 SIMPSONS COMICS #89 $2.99 BON
146 182 14.02 ** OCT030213 BATMAN ADVS #9 $2.25 DC
147 150 14.01   OCT032291 MOTU HE-MAN RISE O/SNAKE MEN #3 (Of 3) $2.95 MVC
148 187 13.74 ** OCT030252 JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVS #26 $2.25 DC
149 139 13.65 ** AUG032039-40 FRANK MILLERS ROBOCOP #4 (Of 9) (MR)* $3.50 AVA
150 153 13.55   OCT032286 WAY O/T RAT #20 $2.95 CRO
151 155 13.52 ** SEP032156 BRATH #10 $2.95 CRO
152 156 13.50 ** OCT030276 GEN 13 #16 $2.95 DC
153 157 13.48 ** OCT032288 MOTU SEASON 1 ENCYCLOPEDIA #1 $2.95 MVC
154 158 13.45 ** OCT030303 LOSERS #7 (MR) $2.95 DC
155 175 13.39 ** SEP031572 CRIMSON DYNAMO #4 $2.50 MAR
156 159 13.38 ** SEP032180 SCION #42 $2.95 CRO
157 160 12.42 ** MAY030039 SHREK #2 (Of 3) $2.99 DAR
158 162 12.31   OCT032277 NEGATION #25 $2.95 CRO
159 163 12.23 ** OCT030235 CAPER #3 (Of 12) (MR) $2.95 DC
160 165 12.20 ** JUL031897 STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL III #61 $2.95 ABS
161 164 12.06 ** OCT032172 BART SIMPSON COMICS #15 $2.99 BON
162 168 12.03 ** OCT032292 ROB ZOMBIE SPOOK SHOW INTL #3 (Of 5) (MR) $2.95 MVC
163 169 11.93   SEP032178 PATH #21 $2.95 CRO
164 170 11.93 ** OCT030284 STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #18 (MR) $2.95 DC
165 171 11.91 ** OCT030302 HUMAN TARGET #5 (MR) $2.95 DC
166 122 11.70 ** OCT030307 VERTICAL (MR) $4.95 DC
167 188 11.67 ** OCT030237 DEMON DRIVEN OUT #4 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
168 172 11.53 ** AUG032095 MERIDIAN #41 $2.95 CRO
169 173 11.50 ** OCT032276 MYSTIC #43 $2.95 CRO
170 127 11.47 ** OCT030278 MASKS TOO HOT FOR TV (MR) $4.95 DC
171 174 11.23 ** AUG035114 SHREK #3 (Of 3) $2.99 DAR
172 176 11.15 ** OCT032379 DUEL MASTERS #2 $2.95 DRE
173 178 11.12   SEP032168 MERIDIAN #42 $2.95 CRO
174 179 10.97 ** OCT031560 MARVELOUS ADVS O/GUS BEEZER GUS BEEZER & SPIDER-MAN $2.99 MAR
175 180 10.79 ** OCT031328 CURSED #3 (Of 4) $2.99 IMA
176 181 10.75 ** OCT032271 CRUX #33 $2.95 CRO
177 183 10.66 ** OCT032279 ROUTE 666 #19 $2.95 CRO
178 148 10.63 ** SEP032367 CSI BAD RAP #4 (Of 5) (MR) $3.99 IDW
179 184 10.61   OCT032383 MEGAMAN #4 $2.95 DRE
180 88 10.50 ** STAR20452 PLASTIC MAN LOST ANNUAL #1 $6.95 DC
181 185 10.42 ** OCT031331 BOTP MANGA #3 (Of 3) $2.99 IMA
182 119 10.13 ** OCT030028-9 STAR WARS TALES #18* $5.99 DAR
183 190 9.81 ** OCT031265-6 FRANKENSTEIN MOBSTER #1* $2.95 IMA
184 189 9.76 ** OCT030025 GOON #4 DH ED $2.99 DAR
185 191 9.65 ** JUL031950-1 VAMPI VICIOUS #3* $2.99 HAR
186 202 9.53 ** AUG031200 CASEFILES SAM & TWITCH #6 (MR) $2.50 IMA
187 195 8.98 ** SEP031295 PVP #5 $2.95 IMA
188 166 8.92 ** SEP032370 WAKE THE DEAD #2 (Of 5) (MR) $3.99 IDW
189 196 8.90 ** OCT032384 DARKMINDS MACROPOLIS VOL 2 #3 $2.95 DRE
190 197 8.86 ** SEP031310-1 VICTORY #3* $2.95 IMA
191 204 8.45 ** OCT030258 REIGN O/T ZODIAC #5 $2.75 DC
192 177 8.31 ** SEP032098-9 ALAN MOORES YUGGOTH CULTURES #3 (Of 3) (MR)* $3.95 AVA
193 201 8.26 ** OCT031310-1 WILDGUARD CASTING CALL #4 (Of 6)* $2.95 IMA
194 192 8.03 ** SEP032402 PHANTOM #1 $3.50 MNS
195 222 7.93 ** OCT032111 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #131 $2.19 ARC
196 206 7.61   OCT031308 WALKING DEAD #3 $2.95 IMA
197 224 7.42 ** OCT030271 POWERPUFF GIRLS #45 $2.25 DC
198 207 7.24 ** OCT030277 KAMIKAZE #3 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
199 220 7.17 ** OCT030234 BAD GIRLS #5 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
200 208 7.14   AUG032128 SPACE ACE DEFENDER O/T UNIVERSE #3 (Of 6) $2.95 MVC
201 193 6.86   OCT032562 KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #86 $3.99 KZR
202 209 6.83 ** AUG031238 REX MUNDI #7 $2.95 IMA
203 210 6.81 ** AUG031226 NOBLE CAUSES DISTANT RELATIVES #4 (Of 4) $2.95 IMA
204 151 6.81 ** OCT032544 LORE #1 (MR) $5.99 IDW
205 212 6.74 ** OCT032480 DONALD DUCK & FRIENDS #311 $2.95 GEM
206 229 6.74   OCT031980 CEREBUS #297 $2.25 AAR
207 211 6.68 ** OCT032628 QUEEN & COUNTRY #22 (MR) $2.99 ONI
208 213 6.63 ** JUL031198 INVINCIBLE #7 $2.95 IMA
209 142 6.59 ** OCT032483 UNCLE SCROOGE #325 $6.95 GEM
210 214 6.55 ** APR031277 HAMMER O/T GODS HAMMER HITS CHINA #3 (Of 3) $2.95 IMA
211 205 6.51 ** OCT030051 OH MY GODDESS #104 DR MOREAU (5 Of 5) $3.50 DAR
212 215 6.46 ** OCT032481 MICKEY MOUSE & FRIENDS #260 $2.95 GEM
213 218 6.34   OCT032577 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #13 $2.95 MIR
214 228 6.33 ** OCT030248 ICANDY #4 $2.50 DC
215 217 6.26 ** OCT030049 BLADE O/T IMMORTAL #85 MIRROR O/T SOUL (1 Of 3) $2.99 DAR
216 233 6.22 ** OCT030272 SCOOBY DOO #79 $2.25 DC
217 186 6.21 ** SEP030019 GRENDEL GOD & DEVIL #10 (Of 10) (MR) (Note Price) $4.99 DAR
218 219 6.15 ** OCT031307 SWORD O/DRACULA #2 $2.95 IMA
219 221 5.98 ** JUL031206 MYTHSTALKERS #6 $2.95 IMA
220 203 5.88 ** SEP030023 ULTRAMAN TIGA #4 (Of 10) $3.99 DAR
221 154 5.75 ** OCT032482 WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #640 $6.95 GEM
222 232 5.62 ** OCT030236 CINNAMON EL CICLO #5 (Of 5) $2.50 DC
223 225 5.45 ** OCT031264 FEATHER #3 (Of 6) $2.95 IMA
224 226 5.38 ** OCT031297-8 SOMETHING WICKED #2 (Of 4) (MR)* $2.95 IMA
225 198 5.25 ** STAR20198 CLOUDFALL #1 $4.95 IMA
226 230 5.12   AUG032463 POISON ELVES #75 $2.95 SIR
227 200 4.94 ** SEP032288 HATE ANNUAL #4 (MR) $4.95 FAN
228 231 4.79 ** OCT032624 COURTNEY CRUMRIN I/T TWILIGHT KINGDOM #1 (Of 4) $2.99 ONI
229 216 4.69 ** OCT032546 WYNONNA EARP HOME O/T STRANGE #1 (Of 5) $3.99 IDW
230 234 4.56 ** OCT030047 CANNON GOD EXAXXION #20 (MR) $2.99 DAR
231 235 4.55   OCT035118 HULK UNCHAINED #1 (Of 3) (PU#598) $2.99 MAR
232 236 4.53   OCT035117 HULK GAMMA GAMES #1 (Of 3) (PU#598) $2.99 MAR
233 227 4.53 ** SEP031260 CAPES #3 (Of 3) $3.50 IMA
234 194 4.47 ** OCT032159 TERMINATOR 3 FRAGMENTED #6 (MR) $5.95 BEC
235 238 4.47 ** OCT031263 DAVID & GOLIATH #2 $2.95 IMA
236 239 4.39 ** SEP030028 CRUSH #2 $2.99 DAR
237 256 4.32 ** SEP030210 BATMAN #621 $2.25 DC
238 199 4.16 ** SEP035109 EL CAZADOR COLL ED (PU#596) $5.95 CRO
239 242 4.15 ** OCT032058 GOLD DIGGER #48 $2.99 ANT
240 243 4.01 ** STAR20206 BEAR #3 $2.95 SLG
241 244 3.91 ** MAR020030 AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD $2.99 DAR
242 246 3.90 ** JUN031325 SHADOWS #4 $2.95 IMA
243 267 3.77 ** OCT030270 LOONEY TUNES #109 $2.25 DC
244 241 3.62 ** AUG032373 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS WHERE SHADOWS FALL #3 (Of 5) $3.50 KZR
245 249 3.45 ** SEP032116 CAVEWOMAN MOVIE ONE-SHOT $3.25 AMR
246 252 3.39 ** OCT032016 DEMO #2 (Of 12) (MR) $2.95 AIT
247 253 3.37 ** AUG030193 SUPERMAN/BATMAN #3 $2.95 DC
248 254 3.33 ** OCT032034 GLOOMCOOKIE #18 (MR) $2.95 SLG
249 255 3.30   SEP031259 BLOKHEDZ #1 (Of 4) (MR) $2.95 STR
250 258 3.24 ** STAR20405 NIGHTMARES & FAIRY TALES #7 $2.95 SLG
251 279 3.22 ** SEP032060 ARCHIE #543 $2.19 ARC
252 259 3.15 ** SEP032134 HEROES ANONYMOUS #3 (Of 6) (MR) $2.99 BON
253 284 3.11 ** OCT032087 ARCHIE #544 $2.19 ARC
254 250 3.09 ** SEP032092 JOE LANSDALES DRIVE-IN #2 (Of 4) (MR) $3.50 AVA
255 245 2.94 ** JUL031210 PARADIGM #12 (Note Price) $3.95 IMA
256 263 2.94 ** JUL032151 NODWICK #23 $2.99 DOR
257 289 2.91 ** OCT032089 BETTY & VERONICA SPECTACULAR #64 $2.19 ARC
258 223 2.90 ** SEP031564 JLA/AVENGERS #3 (OF 4) $5.95 MAR
259 247 2.89 ** SEP032057 ARTESIA AFIRE #5 (Of 6) (MR) $3.95 ARC
260 265 2.87   OCT032563 KODT ILLUSTRATED #29 $2.99 KZR
261 269 2.80 ** OCT032629 LOVE FIGHTS #6 (MR) $2.99 ONI
262 294 2.78 ** OCT032101 BETTY & VERONICA #196 $2.19 ARC
263 295 2.75 ** OCT032108 SABRINA VOL 2 #53 $2.19 ARC
264 283 2.73   AUG032349 DRAKE DEMON BOX #1 (Of 3) $2.50 IFX
265 290 2.72 ** OCT030268 CARTOON CARTOONS #25 $2.25 DC
266 299 2.70 ** SEP032072 BETTY #133 $2.19 ARC
267 301 2.65   SEP032061 ARCHIE & FRIENDS #78 $2.19 ARC
268 251 2.62 ** SEP032354 METAL HURLANT #9 (MR) $3.95 HUM
269 304 2.62 ** SEP032083 VERONICA #147 $2.19 ARC
270 240 2.60   OCT031305 STREET FIGHTER CHEN CVR #4 (Net) $5.00 IMA
271 260 2.58 ** SEP032064 ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #148 $3.59 ARC
272 310 2.50 ** OCT032110 VERONICA #148 $2.19 ARC
273 268 2.34 ** OCT032106 JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #100 $3.59 ARC
274 282 2.33 ** SEP031304-5 STREET FIGHTER #3* $2.95 IMA
275 261 2.30 ** AUG032479 TEENAGERS FROM MARS #8 (Of 8) (MR) (Note Price) $3.99 TFM
276 270 2.29 ** OCT032107 PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #81 $3.59 ARC
277 307 2.27 ** SEP030278 TEEN TITANS #5 $2.50 DC
278 315 2.25 ** OCT032088 ARCHIE DIGEST #204 $2.39 ARC
279 317 2.24   OCT032102 BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #144 $2.39 ARC
280 273 2.23 ** SEP032034 NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #111 $3.50 ANT
281 287 2.22 ** SEP030022 USAGI YOJIMBO #71 $2.99 DAR
282 288 2.21 ** AUG032059 CAVEWOMAN MERIEMS GALLERY #3 (MR) $2.95 AMR
283 323 2.20 ** SEP032076 JUGHEAD #155 $2.19 ARC
284 264 2.18 ** NOV032435 KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #87 $3.99 KZR
285 271 2.08 ** STAR20208 CHIMNEY 25 $3.95 SLG
286 292 2.04 ** SEP032440 QUEEN & COUNTRY #21 (MR) $2.99 ONI
287 296 2.00 ** OCT032615 MINCE #1 (MR) $2.99 NEK
288 326 2.00 ** SEP032075 LAUGH DIGEST #189 $2.39 ARC
289 281 1.96 ** AUG032435 GENUS #62 (A) $3.50 RAD
290 335 1.96 ** NOV031937 CEREBUS #298 $2.25 AAR
291 336 1.95 ** SEP030279 TEEN TITANS GO #1 $2.25 DC
292 332 1.88 ** OCT032104 JUGHEAD W/ARCHIE DIGEST #189 $2.39 ARC
293 311 1.83 ** SEP032032 NEOTOPIA VOL 2 #5 (Of 6) $2.99 ANT
294 318 1.79   JUL030169 SUPERMAN/BATMAN #2 $2.95 DC
295 293 1.74 ** JUN032225 JACK STAFF #12 (RES) $3.50 DEP
296 266 1.72 ** OCT032460 HOUSEWIVES A/PLAY #11 (A) $4.95 ERO
297 286 1.70 ** MAR032238 YOUNG WITCHES VOL 5 LEGACY #6 (A) $3.95 ERO
298 320 1.69   SEP035150/2-5 DUEL MASTERS #1* $2.95 DRE
299 319 1.67   OCT032161 RUULE GANGLORDS O/CHINATOWN #2 $2.99 BEC
300 248 1.63 ** STAR20147 BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN TRINITY #3 $6.95 DC

Top 50 Graphic Novels/TPB’s

Qty.

Rank

Retail

Rank

Index In Stock Code Title Price Pub.
1 1 14.08 ** STAR20205 BATMAN HUSH VOL 2 HC $19.95 DC
2 5 6.22 ** STAR20379 CHRONICLES O/CONAN VOL 2 ROGUES I/T HOUSE TP $15.95 DAR
3 4 5.79 ** STAR20319 DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP $19.95 DC
4 14 5.62 ** STAR20121 JLA LIBERTY & JUSTICE OVERSIZED SC $9.95 DC
5 8 5.57 ** STAR20406 POWERS VOL 5 ANARCHY TP $14.95 IMA
6 10 5.35 ** STAR20336 HELLSING VOL 1 TP $13.95 DAR
7 11 4.29 ** SEP030034 BLADE O/T IMMORTAL VOL 12 AUTUMN FROST TP (MR) $16.95 DAR
8 41 4.28 ** STAR20214 DONALD DUCK ADVS VOL 3 TP $7.95 GEM
9 9 4.23 ** SEP030025 HELLBOY WEIRD TALES VOL 1 TP $17.95 DAR
10 16 3.62 ** STAR20203 AUTOBIOGRAPHIX TP $14.95 DAR
11 49 3.58 ** OCT032813 RUROUNI KENSHIN VOL 2 GN $7.95 VIZ
12 37 3.54 ** STAR20450 NIGHTWING/HUNTRESS TP $9.95 DC
13 38 3.52 ** STAR20256 BATTLE ROYALE VOL 4 GN $9.99 TKP
14 24 3.35 ** STAR20365 WOLVERINE VOL 1 BROTHERHOOD TP $12.99 MAR
15 33 3.21 ** STAR20368 SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL 1 HUNGER TP $11.99 MAR
16 50 3.17 ** STAR20338 INU YASHA VOL 16 TP $8.95 VIZ
17 30 3.12 ** STAR20391 HEAVENS WAR GN $12.95 IMA
18 15 3.04 ** STAR20251 AMERICAS BEST COMICS TP $17.95 DC
19 23 2.99 ** STAR20464 STARMAN VOL 8 STARS MY DESTINATION TP $14.95 DC
20 7 2.94 ** STAR20302 ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 3 HC $29.99 MAR
21 27 2.85 ** STAR20373 AVENGERS VOL 2 RED ZONE TP $14.99 MAR
22 31 2.67 ** STAR20423 VIOLENT CASES TP NEW PRTG $14.95 DAR
23 55 2.65 ** STAR20369 40 OZ COLL TP $9.95 IMA
24 20 2.55 ** STAR20389 GREEN LANTERN WILLWORLD SC $17.95 DC
25 21 2.52 ** STAR20357 SLEEPER OUT I/T COLD TP $17.95 DC
26 35 2.45 ** STAR20342 KYLE BAKER CARTOONIST TP $14.95 KYL
27 43 2.42 ** STAR20438 CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON VOL 5 GN $13.95 HK
28 25 2.41 ** STAR20468 TERMINATOR BURNING EARTH TP $17.95 IBK
29 2 2.39 ** STAR20420 SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC $49.95 DC
30 81 2.37 ** STAR20306 YU-GI-OH VOL 3 TP $7.95 VIZ
31 45 2.34 ** STAR20463 SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS VOL 4 SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE TP $13.99 MAR
32 28 2.32 ** NOV030025 HELLBOY VOL 1 SEED O/DESTRUCTION TP NEW PRTG $17.95 DAR
33 3 2.32 ** STAR20301 THUNDER AGENTS ARCHIVES VOL 3 HC $49.95 DC
34 19 2.32 ** STAR20246 X-MEN LEGENDS VOL 4 HATED & FEARED TP $19.99 MAR
35 12 2.29 ** AUG031920 CEREBUS VOL 15 LATTER DAYS TP $30.00 AAR
36 73 2.12 ** STAR20215 DOT HACK SIGN VOL 2 GN $9.99 TKP
37 86 2.11   SEP032578 NARUTO VOL 2 TP SHONEN J ED $7.95 VIZ
38 76 2.04 ** SEP030031 ASTRO BOY VOL 22 TP $9.95 DAR
39 77 2.02 ** SEP030021 SHREK TP $9.95 DAR
40 47 2.00 ** STAR20275 LEAVE IT TO CHANCE VOL 3 MONSTER MADNESS HC $14.95 IMA
41 32 1.93 ** STAR07025 JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC $19.95 SLG
42 79 1.92 ** STAR20363 THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES MANGA VOL 1 TP $9.99 ADV
43 80 1.90 ** STAR20341 KODOCHA VOL 10 SANAS STAGE GN $9.99 TKP
44 42 1.89 ** NOV030026 HELLBOY VOL 2 WAKE DEVIL TP NEW PRTG $17.95 DAR
45 98 1.85 ** STAR20329 DRAGONBALL Z VOL 14 TP SHONEN J ED $7.95 VIZ
46 53 1.84 ** STAR19783 TRIGUN VOL 1 TP $14.95 DAR
47 26 1.73 ** STAR20124 LOEG BOOK TWO HC $24.95 DC
48 39 1.71 ** STAR18383 BATMAN HUSH VOL 1 HC $19.95 DC
49 87 1.68 ** OCT032720 GTO VOL 16 GN (Of 25) $9.99 TKP
50 89 1.67 ** STAR20330 EXCEL SAGA VOL 4 TP $9.95 VIZ

Market Share, Top 300 Comics, Top 50 Graphic Novels Actual Sales for December, 2003
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