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Market Share, Top 300 Comics, Top 50 Graphic Novels for March, 2003

by  in Comic News Comment

Diamond Comics Distributors has provided CBR News with the monthly charts showing pre-order activity, actual order activity (which includes reorders) and the Top charts for March product.

January 2003 Previews Initial Orders

(for product shipping beginning March, 2003)

Publisher Comics, Mgzns. &

Graphic Novels

dollar share

Comics, Mgzns. &

Graphic Novels

unit share

MARVEL COMICS 35.20% 38.11%
DC COMICS 27.95% 26.29%
IMAGE COMICS 7.93% 7.92%
CG ENTERTAINMENT 4.75% 5.11%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.02% 3.33%
WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 2.13% 1.09%
DREAMWAVE 2.08% 4.05%
TOKYOPOP 1.11% 0.29%
VIZ COMMUNICATIONS 0.93% 0.36%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS/EROS COMIX 0.83% 0.34%
AVATAR PRESS 0.65% 1.57%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.55% 2.40%
ANTARCTIC PRESS 0.52% 0.25%
BONGO COMICS 0.47% 0.35%
COMICSONE 0.47% 0.09%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.46% 0.74%
I C ENTERTAINMENT 0.39% 0.11%
GUTSOON ENTERTAINMENT 0.36% 0.15%
ASTONISH COMICS 0.31% 0.08%
SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS 0.28% 0.61%
Other Non-Top 20 8.61% 6.76%

Actual Sales Based on All Orders and Reorders

for Products Invoiced in January, 2003

3.61%

Publisher Comics, Mgzns. &

Graphic Novels

dollar share

Comics, Mgzns. &

Graphic Novels

unit share

MARVEL COMICS 29.66% 37.34%
DC COMICS 25.48% 33.67%
IMAGE COMICS 6.80% 6.28%
DARK HORSE COMICS 6.54% 2.79%
CG ENTERTAINMENT 3.60%
DREAMWAVE 3.00% 3.06%
VIZ COMMUNICATIONS 2.82% 1.31%
WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 2.36% 1.61%
COMICSONE 1.95% 0.46%
TOKYOPOP 1.58% 0.43%
I C ENTERTAINMENT 0.84% 0.22%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS/EROS COMIX 0.82% 0.31%
IDW PUBLISHING 0.69% 0.34%
GUTSOON ENTERTAINMENT 0.61% 0.45%
SLAVE LABOR GRAPHICS 0.60% 0.31%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.59% 0.29%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.54% 0.64%
ANTARCTIC PRESS 0.49% 0.25%
HARRIS COMICS 0.46% 0.38%
AVATAR PRESS 0.40% 0.23%
Other Non-Top 20 10.16% 6.03%

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, 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 Guide number. Diamond explained it to CBR News a couple of months back:

“The guide shows retailers roughly how many of a product is being ordered in comparison to the other products. The guide says that the average store orders 100 copies of Batman (a consistent seller) and then compares other titles to this.”

So, this month “Batman #613” sits in the #1 position. “Ultimate Spider-Man #38” sits in the #2 position with a guide number of 86.14, meaning that “Ultimate Spider-Man #38” has a print run of almost 87% that of “Batman #613.”

Top 300 Comics for March

Qty.

Rank

Retail

Rank

Guide Item # Title Price Pub.
1 1 100.00 JAN030194 BATMAN #613 $2.25 DC
2 2 86.14 JAN031578 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #38 $2.25 MAR
3 3 86.12 JAN031577 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #37 $2.25 MAR
4 4 75.93 JAN031581 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51 $2.25 MAR
5 5 75.40 JAN031559 NEW X-MEN #138 $2.25 MAR
6 7 70.66 JAN031558 ULTIMATE X-MEN #31 $2.25 MAR
7 8 70.36 JAN031557 ULTIMATE X-MEN #30 $2.25 MAR
8 9 68.08 JAN031560 UNCANNY X-MEN #420 $2.25 MAR
9 18 49.26 JAN031572 WOLVERINE #188 $2.25 MAR
10 19 49.00 JAN030238 JLA #79 $2.25 DC
11 20 48.93 JAN031571 WOLVERINE #187 $2.25 MAR
12 10 47.48 JAN031563 X-TREME X-MEN #22 $2.99 MAR
13 11 47.40 JAN031564 X-TREME X-MEN #23 $2.99 MAR
14 12 47.25 JAN031582 DAREDEVIL #45 $2.99 MAR
15 6 46.85 JAN031553 MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #1 (Of 6) $3.50 MAR
16 24 45.98 JAN031532 AVENGERS #65 $2.25 MAR
17 28 43.39 JAN031554 MARVEL UNIVERSE THE END #2 (Of 6) $2.25 MAR
18 29 43.13 JAN031547 INCREDIBLE HULK #51 $2.25 MAR
19 33 41.65 JAN031541 FANTASTIC FOUR #67 $2.25 MAR
20 13 41.42 JAN032131 TRANSFORMERS WAR WITHIN #6 $2.95 DRE
21 25 40.81 JAN030232 GREEN ARROW #22 $2.50 DC
22 14 40.19 JAN031537 CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 $2.99 MAR
23 15 40.09 JAN031538 CAPTAIN AMERICA #11 $2.99 MAR
24 36 38.87 JAN031579 PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #54 $2.25 MAR
25 22 35.84 JAN032132 TRANSFORMERS ARMADA #9 $2.95 DRE
26 23 35.56 JAN031272 GI JOE #16 $2.95 IMA
27 16 34.21 JAN031539 TRUTH RED WHITE & BLACK #5 (Of 6) $3.50 MAR
28 38 33.51 JAN030241 JSA #46 $2.50 DC
29 27 33.31 JAN031583 PUNISHER #23 $2.99 MAR
30 30 31.97 JAN031568 HULK WOLVERINE 6 HOURS #4 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
31 39 30.31 JAN030192 DETECTIVE COMICS #780 $2.75 DC
32 35 30.23 JAN030268 THUNDERCATS RETURN #2 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
33 49 29.36 JAN031303 SPAWN #132 $2.50 IMA
34 63 28.99 JAN030233 GREEN LANTERN #160 $2.25 DC
35 64 28.98 JAN030234 GREEN LANTERN #161 $2.25 DC
36 26 28.86 JAN031555 X-MEN 2 MOVIE PREQUEL WOLVERINE $3.50 MAR
37 37 28.54 JAN031533 CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #1 $2.99 MAR
38 67 28.53 JAN031566 EXILES #23 $2.25 MAR
39 51 28.48 JAN030222 AQUAMAN #4 $2.50 DC
40 68 28.48 JAN031567 EXILES #24 $2.25 MAR
41 70 28.44 JAN031542 THOR #61 $2.25 MAR
42 52 28.36 JAN031561 X-MEN UNLIMITED #43 $2.50 MAR
43 54 27.78 JAN030240 JLA SCARY MONSTERS #1 (Of 6) $2.50 DC
44 56 27.51 JAN031562 X-MEN UNLIMITED #44 $2.50 MAR
45 40 27.09 JAN031534 CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #2 $2.99 MAR
46 41 26.98 JAN031569 X-MEN RONIN #1 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
47 76 26.87 JAN030216 SUPERMAN #191 $2.25 DC
48 42 26.74 JAN031535 CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #3 $2.99 MAR
49 44 26.70 JAN031273 GI JOE FRONTLINE #6 $2.95 IMA
50 43 26.60 JAN031536 CAPTAIN AMERICA WHAT PRICE GLORY #4 $2.99 MAR
51 79 26.32 JAN031546 IRON MAN #66 $2.25 MAR
52 34 25.58 JAN031556 X-MEN 2 MOVIE PREQUEL NIGHTCRAWLER $3.50 MAR
53 81 25.47 JAN031565 X-STATIX #9 $2.25 MAR
54 46 25.28 JAN031570 X-MEN RONIN #2 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
55 82 25.14 JAN030214 ACTION COMICS #801 $2.25 DC
56 59 24.34 JAN030195 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #39 $2.75 DC
57 75 24.26 JAN030236 HAWKMAN #13 $2.50 DC
58 77 24.07 JAN030198 BATGIRL #38 $2.50 DC
59 85 24.06 JAN031574 WEAPON X #7 $2.25 MAR
60 50 23.99 JAN031309 RISING STARS BRIGHT #2 (Of 3) $2.99 IMA
61 53 23.91 JAN030199 BATGIRL YEAR ONE #4 (Of 9) $2.95 DC
62 86 23.89 JAN030215 ADV O/SUPERMAN #614 $2.25 DC
63 88 23.26 JAN031590 CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 $2.25 MAR
64 89 23.19 JAN030212 NIGHTWING #79 $2.25 DC
65 57 22.82 JAN031549 PARADISE X #9 $2.99 MAR
66 58 22.48 JAN031310 BATTLE O/T PLANETS #8 $2.99 IMA
67 45 22.40 JAN030217 SMALLVILLE #1 $3.50 DC
68 93 22.32 JAN030229 FLASH #196 $2.25 DC
69 61 22.18 JAN031282 MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 #1 SANTALUCIA CVR $2.95 IMA
70 60 22.10 JAN031312 DARKNESS VOL 2 #3 $2.99 IMA
71 95 21.85 JAN031573 AGENT X #9 $2.25 MAR
72 62 21.81 JAN031584 ELEKTRA #22 $2.99 MAR
73 21 21.75 JAN030260 DANGER GIRL HAWAIIAN PUNCH $4.95 DC
74 69 21.70 JAN030264 ROBOTECH #4 (Of 6) $2.95 DC
75 71 21.69 JAN030221 SUPERMAN & BATMAN GENERATIONS III #3 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
76 65 21.47 JAN031587 ALIAS #20 (MR) $2.99 MAR
77 66 21.47 JAN031588 ALIAS #21 (MR) $2.99 MAR
78 72 21.25 JAN032067 SOLUS #1 $2.95 CRO
79 73 20.99 JAN031292 POWERS #30 (MR) $2.95 IMA
80 74 20.63 JAN031585 RAWHIDE KID #2 (Of 5) (MR) $2.99 MAR
81 90 20.57 JAN030218 SUPERGIRL #80 $2.50 DC
82 91 20.44 JAN030193 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #165 $2.50 DC
83 105 20.11 JAN030249 WONDER WOMAN #190 $2.25 DC
84 78 20.10 JAN031586 RAWHIDE KID #3 (Of 5) (MR) $2.99 MAR
85 108 19.58 JAN031543 THUNDERBOLTS #77 $2.25 MAR
86 80 19.46 JAN031313 WITCHBLADE #63 $2.99 IMA
87 98 19.37 JAN030203 BIRDS O/PREY #53 $2.50 DC
88 99 18.95 JAN030282 FABLES #11 (MR) $2.50 DC
89 83 18.89 JAN030091 STAR WARS EMPIRE #7 $2.99 DAR
90 112 18.66 JAN031580 SPIDER-GIRL #58 $2.25 MAR
91 102 18.62 JAN030209 CATWOMAN #17 $2.50 DC
92 84 18.59 JAN030288 Y THE LAST MAN #9 (MR) $2.95 DC
93 92 18.40 JAN030252 YOUNG JUSTICE #55 $2.75 DC
94 103 18.33 JAN030245 LEGION #18 $2.50 DC
95 87 18.19 JAN032069 SOJOURN #21 $2.95 CRO
96 115 18.17 JAN030213 ROBIN #112 $2.25 DC
97 96 16.65 JAN030219 SUPERMAN METROPOLIS #2 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
98 123 16.57 JAN031589 ULTIMATE ADV #4 (RES) $2.25 MAR
99 97 16.30 JAN031575 MEKANIX #6 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
100 17 16.05 JAN030242 JSA UNHOLY THREE #2 (Of 2) $6.95 DC
101 100 16.04 JAN032051 BRIAN PULIDO LADY DEATH #2 MEDIEVAL TALE $2.95 CRO
102 32 15.94 JAN030208 BIRDS O/PREY CATWOMAN ORACLE #2 (Of 2) $5.95 DC
103 31 15.94 JAN030094-5 STAR WARS TALES #15* $5.99 DAR
104 101 15.75 JAN030093 STAR WARS REPUBLIC #52 $2.99 DAR
105 131 15.62 JAN030202 BATMAN ADV #2 $2.25 DC
106 135 15.52 JAN031576 SOLDIER X #9 $2.25 MAR
107 47 15.26 JAN030223 AQUAMAN SECRET FILES 2003 $4.95 DC
108 104 15.15 JAN031544 FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #3 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
109 106 15.07 JAN031545 FANTASTIC FOUR UNSTABLE MOLECULES #4 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
110 107 14.97 JAN030262 GLOBAL FREQUENCY #6 (Of 12) $2.95 DC
111 125 14.83 JAN030210 GOTHAM CENTRAL #5 $2.50 DC
112 109 14.65 JAN030274 RELOAD #1 (Of 3) $2.95 DC
113 110 14.52 JAN032064 RUSE #18 $2.95 CRO
114 113 14.18 JAN030261 GEN 13 #7 $2.95 DC
115 137 13.79 JAN030237 HERO #2 $2.50 DC
116 114 13.75 JAN031314 TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #11 (Of 12) $2.99 IMA
117 116 13.71 JAN030269 WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #8 $2.95 DC
118 139 13.66 JAN030276 100 BULLETS #43 (MR) $2.50 DC
119 119 13.66 JAN030283 HELLBLAZER #182 (MR) $2.75 DC
120 117 13.53 JAN030271 TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES #7 $2.95 DC
121 141 13.53 JAN031550 BLACK PANTHER #55 $2.50 MAR
122 142 13.52 JAN031551 BLACK PANTHER #56 $2.50 MAR
123 145 13.16 JAN030211 HARLEY QUINN #30 $2.50 DC
124 118 12.95 JAN031286 MICRONAUTS #6 $2.95 IMA
125 120 12.69 JAN032053 BRATH #2 $2.95 CRO
126 121 12.68 JAN032071 WAY O/T RAT #11 $2.95 CRO
127 124 12.58 JAN032054 CHIMERA #2 (Of 4) $2.95 CRO
128 126 12.56 JAN030266 STORMWATCH TEAM ACHILLES #9 (MR) $2.95 DC
129 158 12.50 JAN030201 BATMAN ADV NEWSSTAND ED #1 $2.25 DC
130 48 12.50 JAN030290 ZATANNA EVERYDAY MAGIC (MR) $5.95 DC
131 128 12.13 JAN031552 KILLRAVEN #6 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
132 129 12.10 JAN030082-3 BTVS #55 DAWN & HOOPY THE BEAR* $2.99 DAR
133 130 12.09 JAN032061 PATH #13 $2.95 CRO
134 144 11.97 JAN030248 SPECTRE #27 $2.75 DC
135 132 11.86 JAN032133 WARLANDS VOL 3 #5 $2.95 DRE
136 136 11.73 JAN030280 BLOOD & WATER #1 (Of 5) (MR) $2.95 DC
137 134 11.69 JAN030068-9 KISS #8* $2.99 DAR
138 138 11.58 JAN030197 AZRAEL AGENT O/T BAT #100 $2.95 DC
139 213 11.57 JAN031269 DEVILS DUE STUDIOS PREVIEW 2003 $1.00 IMA
140 55 11.56 JAN031283 MASTERS O/T UNIVERSE VOL 2 #1 STRUZAN CVR $5.95 IMA
141 140 11.53 JAN032062 MARK O/CHARON #1 (Of 5) $2.95 CRO
142 143 11.35 JAN032065 SCION #34 $2.95 CRO
143 167 11.35 JAN030243 JUSTICE LEAGUE ADV #17 $2.25 DC
144 160 11.04 JAN030286 LUCIFER #36 (MR) $2.50 DC
145 162 10.98 JAN032027 SIMPSONS COMICS #80 $2.50 BON
146 146 10.93 JAN030284 HELLBLAZER SP LADY CONSTANTINE #4 (Of 4) (MR) $2.95 DC
147 150 10.75 JAN030247 POWER COMPANY #14 $2.75 DC
148 164 10.68 JAN030226 DOOM PATROL #18 $2.50 DC
149 147 10.63 JAN030066 JUDGE DREDD VS ALIENS INCUBUS #1 (Of 4) $2.99 DAR
150 111 10.56 JAN032291 CSI #3 (Of 5) (MR) $3.99 IDW
151 149 10.39 JAN030287 SANDMAN PRESENTS BAST #3 (Of 3) (MR) $2.95 DC
152 151 10.00 JAN032060 NEGATION #16 $2.95 CRO
153 152 9.93 JAN031266 DAWN CONVENTION SKETCHBOOK 2003 $2.95 IMA
154 153 9.92 JAN032055 CRUX #24 $2.95 CRO
155 154 9.90 JAN032058 MYSTIC #34 $2.95 CRO
156 177 9.86 JAN030205 BATMAN GOTHAM ADV #60 $2.25 DC
157 207 9.71 JAN032059 MERIDIAN #34 (Net) $1.48 CRO
158 155 9.69 JAN032063 ROUTE 666 #10 $2.95 CRO
159 156 9.64 JAN032056 FIRST #29 $2.95 CRO
160 157 9.55 JAN031281 KARZA #2 (Of 4) $2.95 IMA
161 159 9.50 JAN032068 SIGIL #34 $2.95 CRO
162 161 9.35 JAN031302 SAVAGE DRAGON #109 $2.95 IMA
163 168 9.27 JAN030285 HUNTER AGE O/MAGIC #21 (MR) $2.75 DC
164 163 9.16 JAN030267 SLEEPER #3 (MR) $2.95 DC
165 173 9.00 JAN031276 HELLSPAWN #23 $2.50 IMA
166 165 8.83 JAN031299 PVP #1 (Of 4) $2.95 IMA
167 166 8.73 JAN032052 CROSSOVERS #3 $2.95 CRO
168 181 8.46 JAN032026 FUTURAMA COMICS #12 $2.50 BON
169 171 8.27 JAN030281 CODENAME KNOCKOUT #22 (MR) $2.75 DC
170 169 7.89 JAN031265 BULLETPROOF MONK TALES O/T BPM #1 $2.95 IMA
171 170 7.85 JAN032033 TAROT WITCH O/T BLACK ROSE #19 (MR) $2.95 BRO
172 148 7.72 JAN031311 BLOOD LEGACY YOUNG ONES ONE-SHOT $3.99 IMA
173 174 7.54 JAN032050 RA SALVATORE DEMON WARS TRIAL BY FIRE #4 (Of 5) $2.95 CRO
174 182 7.54 JAN030279 AMERICAN CENTURY #24 (MR) $2.75 DC
175 176 7.52 JAN031307-8 VIOLENT MESSIAHS #4* $2.95 IMA
176 178 7.45 JAN031289 MYTHSTALKERS #1 $2.95 IMA
177 175 7.44 JAN031548 EDENS TRAIL #5 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
178 180 7.22 JAN032253 VAMPIRELLA #19 REG ED $2.99 HAR
179 133 7.06 JAN032441 SHONEN JUMP VOL 1 #5 MAY 2003 $4.95 VIZ
180 183 6.88 JAN032130 SANDSCAPE #3 $2.95 DRE
181 184 6.86 JAN031304 STRANGERS #1 $2.95 IMA
182 185 6.80 JAN030275 ZERO GIRL FULL CIRCLE #5 (Of 5) $2.95 DC
183 186 6.64 JAN031268 DEFIANCE #6 $2.95 IMA
184 172 6.50 JAN030085 GRENDEL GOD & DEVIL #2 (MR) $3.50 DAR
185 187 6.46 JAN030258 21 DOWN #7 $2.95 DC
186 206 6.45 JAN030255 POWERPUFF GIRLS #36 $2.25 DC
187 188 6.42 JAN030259 AUTOMATIC KAFKA #9 (MR) $2.95 DC
188 189 6.42 JAN031270 DOMINION #3 $2.95 IMA
189 122 6.28 JAN031291 PARLIAMENT O/JUSTICE #1 (MR) $5.95 IMA
190 190 6.28 JAN032129 FATE O/T BLADE #7 (MR) $2.95 DRE
191 191 6.07 JAN030072 USAGI YOJIMBO #65 $2.99 DAR
192 195 5.78 JAN031280 INVINCIBLE #3 $2.95 IMA
193 194 5.72 JAN030088 OH MY GODDESS #96 PHANTOM RACER (1 Of 4) $2.99 DAR
194 196 5.71 JAN032351 QUEEN & COUNTRY #15 (MR) $2.95 ONI
195 197 5.63 JAN030064 DEVILS FOOTPRINTS #1 (Of 4) $2.99 DAR
196 179 5.50 JAN032303 KNIGHTS O/T DINNER TABLE #77 $3.99 KZR
197 198 5.46 JAN031275 HAMMER O/T GODS HAMMER HITS CHINA #2 (Of 3) $2.95 IMA
198 199 5.35 JAN030067 BLOOD WORLD #1 (Of 3) (MR) $2.99 DAR
199 200 5.32 JAN031306 VENTURE #3 $2.95 IMA
200 201 5.20 JAN032128 ARKANIUM #6 $2.95 DRE
201 203 5.17 JAN031271 FIREBREATHER #3 (Of 4) $2.95 IMA
202 205 5.07 JAN031274 GRRL SCOUTS WORK SUCKS #2 (Of 4) $2.95 IMA
203 192 5.05 JAN032158 STRAY BULLETS #30 (MR) $3.50 EL
204 204 5.03 JAN030087 BLADE O/T IMMORTAL FALL FROST (5 Of 6) #77 (MR) $2.99 DAR
205 94 4.94 JAN032169 ACME NOVELTY LIBRARY #16 $9.95 FAN
206 215 4.92 JAN031870 CEREBUS #288 $2.25 AAR
207 208 4.77 JAN031305 TECH JACKET #5 $2.95 IMA
208 217 4.65 JAN030256 SCOOBY DOO #70 $2.25 DC
209 220 4.58 JAN031963 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #121 $2.19 ARC
210 210 4.55 JAN030265 RESISTANCE #7 $2.95 DC
211 222 4.44 JAN030254 LOONEY TUNES #100 $2.25 DC
212 193 4.36 JAN032177 LOVE & ROCKETS VOL 2 #7 (MR) $3.95 FAN
213 211 4.18 JAN030070 NEVERMEN STREETS O/BLOOD #3 (Of 3) $2.99 DAR
214 202 3.87 JAN032270 METAL HURLANT #5 (MR) $3.95 HUM
215 127 3.67 JAN030089 GHOST IN THE SHELL II MAN MACHINE HOLO #1 (MR) $10.00 DAR
216 216 3.56 JAN032200 DEATHMASK #1 $2.99 FUT
217 242 3.42 JAN031919 XIN JOURNEY VAMPI OMEGA PREVIEW ED $1.99 HAR
218 221 3.39 JAN030230 FOREVER MAELSTROM #5 (Of 6) $2.95 DC
219 212 3.32 JAN031973 LANSDALE & TRUMANS DEAD FOLKS #1 $3.50 AVA
220 223 3.27 JAN031290 PARADIGM #7 $2.95 IMA
221 214 3.24 JAN031933 GOLD DIGGER #41 $3.50 ANT
222 224 3.21 JAN031875 TERRY MOORES PARADISE TOO #12 $2.95 ABS
223 219 2.89 JAN031978 WARREN ELLIS SCARS #5 (Of 6) (MR) $3.50 AVA
224 229 2.64 JAN031893 GOON #5 $2.95 ALB
225 231 2.62 JAN031904 GLOOM COOKIE #15 (MR) $2.95 SLA
226 233 2.58 JAN030225 BIG DADDY DANGER #8 (Of 8) $2.95 DC
227 254 2.48 JAN031951 ARCHIE #534 $2.19 ARC
228 237 2.46 JAN032304 KODT ILLUSTRATED #20 $2.99 KZR
229 238 2.44 JAN032354 COURTNEY CRUMRIN & COVEN O/MYSTICS #4 (Of 4) $2.95 ONI
230 311 2.41 JAN032344 DAREDEVIL VS VAPORA #1 (Net) $1.19 NDC
231 259 2.28 JAN031956 BETTY & VERONICA #186 $2.19 ARC
232 230 2.22 JAN032202 METALLIX #4 $3.50 FUT
233 232 2.20 JAN032201 FREEMIND #5 $3.50 FUT
234 246 2.20 JAN031301 SAMMY TOURIST TRAP #2 (Of 4) $2.95 IMA
235 247 2.14 JAN032123 NODWICK #20 $2.99 DOR
236 265 2.11 JAN031955 BETTY #124 $2.19 ARC
237 266 2.11 JAN031962 SABRINA VOL 2 #44 $2.19 ARC
238 234 2.07 JAN031958 BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #114 $3.59 ARC
239 249 2.07 JAN031300 RADISKULL & DEVIL DOLL RADISKULL HATE LOVE ONE-SHOT $2.95 IMA
240 239 2.04 JAN031935 NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #104 $3.50 ANT
241 269 2.04 JAN031964 VERONICA #138 $2.19 ARC
242 267 2.03 JAN030253 CARTOON CARTOONS #16 $2.25 DC
243 271 1.96 JAN031889 SCARLET FOX ONE-SHOT $2.25 AER
244 275 1.96 JAN031952 ARCHIE & FRIENDS #69 $2.19 ARC
245 251 1.93 JAN032305 KODT EVERKNIGHTS #5 $2.99 KZR
246 244 1.90 JAN032186 ALICE IN SEXLAND EXTREME #2 (A) $3.50 ERO
247 252 1.89 JAN031900 LITTLE SCROWLIE #1 (MR) $2.95 SLA
248 253 1.88 JAN032349 MIDNIGHT MOVER #1 (Of 4) (MR) $2.95 ONI
249 294 1.83 JAN031986 SHI SEMPO PREVIEW TUCCI CVR $1.99 AVA
250 283 1.82 JAN031959 JUGHEAD #150 $2.19 ARC
251 255 1.82 JAN032327 BONEYARD SP SWIMSUIT ISSUE (MR) $2.95 NBM
252 225 1.81 JAN032247 RAIJIN COMICS #15 (MR) $4.95 GUT
253 226 1.81 JAN032246 RAIJIN COMICS #14 (MR) $4.95 GUT
254 227 1.81 JAN032245 RAIJIN COMICS #13 (MR) $4.95 GUT
255 228 1.81 JAN032248 RAIJIN COMICS #16 (MR) $4.95 GUT
256 240 1.81 JAN031930 COUNTER OPS #1 $3.95 ANT
257 289 1.71 JAN031953 ARCHIE MYSTERIES #27 $2.19 ARC
258 279 1.71 JAN031957 BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #137 $2.39 ARC
259 248 1.71 JAN031960 JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #93 $3.59 ARC
260 258 1.70 JAN032326 HOW LOATHSOME #1 (MR) $2.95 NBM
261 286 1.59 JAN031954 ARCHIE DIGEST #197 $2.39 ARC
262 293 1.53 JAN031961 LAUGH DIGEST #183 $2.39 ARC
263 250 1.52 JAN031974 LANSDALE & TRUMANS DEAD FOLKS WRAP CVR #1 $3.95 AVA
264 268 1.52 JAN031966 AWESOME MAN #2 $2.95 AST
265 256 1.51 JAN030071 PUBO #3 (Of 3) $3.50 DAR
266 273 1.47 JAN032367 MILK #34 (A) $2.99 RAD
267 274 1.46 JAN032373 AMELIA RULES #10 $2.95 REN
268 276 1.42 JAN032124 PS238 #1 $2.99 DOR
269 280 1.37 JAN032024 FALLEN #1 (MR) $2.95 BFP
270 245 1.34 JAN032175 ARTBABE PRESENTS LA PERDIDA #3 (MR) $4.95 FAN
271 263 1.34 JAN031932 DRAGON ARMS #4 $3.50 ANT
272 257 1.31 JAN031540 TRUTH RED WHITE BLACK MARVEL MUST HAVE ED (O/A) $3.99 MAR
273 270 1.27 JAN032443 BIG O PART 4 #1 (Of 4) $3.50 VIZ
274 288 1.27 JAN032353 THREE DAYS IN EUROPE #4 (Of 5) (MR) $2.95 ONI
275 290 1.25 JAN032385 POISON ELVES SKETCHBOOK $2.95 SIR
276 264 1.18 JAN031937 NEOTOPIA #3 $3.95 ANT
277 243 1.14 JAN031934 LUFTWAFFE 1946 #7 $5.95 ANT
278 299 1.12 JAN032364 FURRLOUGH #123 $2.99 RAD
279 301 1.10 JAN032315 TMNT VOL 4 #1 2ND PTG $2.95 MIR
280 287 1.09 JAN032191 YOUNG WITCHES II LONDON BABYLON #6 (O/A) (A) $3.50 ERO
281 302 1.07 JAN032241 INFINITE KUNG FU #4 $3.00 GLN
282 282 1.06 JAN031965 TURTLE SOUP #1 $3.75 AST
283 359 1.05 JAN032376 FADE FROM BLUE #6 $1.50 SEC
284 291 1.05 JAN032172 EVIL EYE #10 (RES) (MR) $3.50 FAN
285 281 1.02 JAN031979 WARREN ELLIS SCARS WRAP CVR #5 (Of 6) (MR) $3.95 AVA
286 297 1.01 JAN031939 TWILIGHT X STORM #2 $3.50 ANT
287 209 0.99 JAN031859 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ACE ED #1 $13.99 WIZ
288 292 0.93 JAN032472 BLUE EYES VOL 2 #1 (Of 5) (RES) (A) $3.95 WLP
289 295 0.92 JAN032309 COLLECTED PRISON FUNNIES #1 (MR) $3.95 LEP
290 317 0.91 JAN032019 GENE FUSION #1 $2.95 BEC
291 318 0.90 JAN032316 TMNT VOL 4 #2 2ND PTG $2.95 MIR
292 305 0.89 JAN031972 MONSTER CLUB #4 $3.50 CMX
293 241 0.88 JAN032423 JAMES KOCHALKAS SKETCHBOOK DIARIES VOL 3 $7.95 TOP
294 307 0.87 JAN032187 DILDO #2 (A) $3.50 ERO
295 322 0.87 JAN032317 SUPERCAR #4 (Of 4) $2.95 MMP
296 308 0.86 JAN031940 WARRIOR NUN AREALA #16 $3.50 ANT
297 323 0.85 JAN032328 DUNGEON #5 $2.95 NBM
298 236 0.82 JAN031990-2 THRESHOLD #50 (MR) (Note Price)* $8.95 AVA
299 310 0.82 JAN032020 WARHAMMER MONTHLY #66 $3.50 GAM
300 326 0.82 JAN031920 XIN LEGEND O/T MONKEY KING #1 2ND PTG $2.99 HAR

Top 50 Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks for December

Qty.

Rank

Retail

Rank

Guide Item # Title Price Pub.
1 6 3.99 JAN030277 100 BULLETS VOL 5 COUNTERFIFTH DETECTIVE TP (MR) $12.95 DC
2 5 3.54 JAN030272 TOP TEN BOOK TWO TP $14.95 DC
3 12 2.80 JAN030092 STAR WARS INFINITIES EMPIRE STRIKES BACK TP $12.95 DAR
4 22 2.77 JAN032407 CHOBITS VOL 5 GN (Of 8) $9.99 TKP
5 13 2.51 JAN032101 CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON GN #3 $13.95 COM
6 26 2.49 JAN032408 COWBOY BEBOP SHOOTING STARS VOL 1 GN (Of 2) $9.99 TKP
7 7 2.41 JAN030227 BIZARRO COMICS SC $19.95 DC
8 18 2.39 JAN030235 GREEN LANTERN EMERALD DAWN II TP $12.95 DC
9 8 2.35 JAN031968 HEROBEAR & THE KID VOL 1 INHERITANCE TP $17.95 AST
10 17 2.35 JAN030065 METROPOLIS TP $13.95 DAR
11 2 2.20 JAN030231 GOLDEN AGE SPECTRE ARCHIVES VOL 1 $49.95 DC
12 16 2.20 JAN030200 BATMAN ADV DANGEROUS DAMES & DEMONS TP $14.95 DC
13 11 2.15 JAN031603 MARVEL UNIVERSE VOL 1 THANOS INFINITY ABYSS TP $17.99 MAR
14 23 2.10 JAN030289 Y THE LAST MAN UNMANNED VOL 1 TP (STAR17386) (MR) $12.95 DC
15 9 2.09 JAN030246 NEW TEEN TITANS JUDAS CONTRACT TP NEW ED $19.95 DC
16 10 2.07 JAN031605 AVENGERS LEGENDS VOL 2 KORVAC SAGA TP $19.95 MAR
17 3 2.07 JAN031593 ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL 2 HC $29.99 MAR
18 19 2.06 JAN030081 XENOZOIC TALES VOL 1 TP $14.95 DAR
19 1 2.05 JAN030270 LOEG ABSOLUTE ED VOL 1 OVERSIZED HC $75.00 DC
20 35 2.05 JAN030086 ASTRO BOY VOL 14 TP $9.95 DAR
21 24 2.03 JAN031874 STRANGERS IN PARADISE VOL 12 TP $12.95 ABS
22 54 1.99 JAN032318 KOLCHAK NIGHT STALKER LAMBS TO SLAUGHTER GN (MR) $6.95 MNS
23 4 1.96 JAN031591 DAREDEVIL VOL 1 HC $29.99 MAR
24 21 1.96 JAN030250 WONDER WOMAN PARADISE FOUND TP $14.95 DC
25 39 1.92 JAN030244 JUSTICE LEAGUE ADV TP $9.95 DC
26 29 1.88 JAN030204 BATMAN DEATHBLOW AFTER FIRE TP $12.95 DC
27 20 1.86 JAN032070 WAY O/T RAT VOL 1 TP WALLS O/ZHUMAR $15.95 CRO
28 43 1.80 JAN032462 INU YASHA VOL 13 TP $8.95 VIZ
29 51 1.79 JAN032072 FORGE #12 $7.95 CRO
30 25 1.72 JAN031606 AVENGERS VOL 1 WORLD TRUST TP $14.99 MAR
31 14 1.71 JAN031601 WOLVERINE LEGENDS VOL 2 MELTDOWN TP $19.99 MAR
32 42 1.71 JAN032406 CARDCAPTOR SAKURA MASTER O/T CLOW VOL 4 GN $9.99 TKP
33 56 1.68 JAN032073 EDGE #12 $7.95 CRO
34 27 1.66 JAN032261 PROHIBITED #3 HC (MR) $14.95 HEA
35 28 1.65 JAN032025 SIMPSONS COMIC MADNESS TP $14.95 BON
36 33 1.61 JAN031599 WOLVERINE LEGENDS VOL 3 LAW O/T JUNGLE TP $12.99 MAR
37 44 1.57 JAN032415 MARMALADE BOY VOL 6 GN (Of 8) $9.99 TKP
38 30 1.54 JAN030263 HIGH ROADS TP $14.95 DC
39 15 1.53 JAN031597 WEAPON X VOL 1 TP $21.99 MAR
40 47 1.52 JAN030084 BTVS WILLLOW & TARA TP $9.95 DAR
41 58 1.47 JAN032444 ALL NEW TENCHI MUYO VOL 1 TP ALIEN NATION $8.95 VIZ
42 49 1.45 JAN032414 LUPIN III VOL 3 GN (Of 14) $9.99 TKP
43 45 1.42 JAN032281 MEGATOKYO CHAPTER ONE $10.95 ICE
44 34 1.30 JAN032066 SCION VOL 4 TP SANCTUARY $15.95 CRO
45 59 1.30 JAN032420 TOKYO MEW MEW VOL 1 GN (Of 4) $9.99 TKP
46 38 1.30 JAN031602 HOOD VOL 1 BLOOD FROM STONES TP (MR) $14.99 MAR
47 36 1.24 JAN031612 SPIDER-MANS TANGLED WEB VOL 4 TP $15.99 MAR
48 61 1.23 JAN032413 INITIAL D VOL 6 GN (Of 23) (RES) $9.99 TKP
49 40 1.20 JAN030090 SHADOW STAR NOTHING BUT TRUTH TP $14.95 DAR
50 70 1.19 JAN032057 MERIDIAN TRAVELER VOL 1 FLYING SOLO $7.95 CRO

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