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Top 100 Comics for December

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Frank Miller knows how to pack them in.

For months Marvel Comics has dominated the Top 10 in the Diamond Comics Distributors Top 100 list, but for December, 2001, the make-up of the top 100 looks a bit different than usual thanks for Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Strikes Back.”

The first issue of the book that reunites creator Frank Miller with the Dark Knight stole the top sport from Marvel Comics for the first time in months. High fan interest helped rocket the book up to the top spot that was even supported by a full page ad in a recent Entertainment Weekly magazine. DC makes a second appearance in the Top 10 with Kevin Smith’s “Green Arrow” which has consistently appeared in or near the Top 10 since its debut. All that being said Marvel still dominates the Top 10 books with 8.

The publisher breakdown of the Top 100 is as follows:

  • Marvel Comics holds 45 of the Top 100 spots
  • DC Comics holds 40 of the Top 100 spots
  • Image Comics holds 8 of the Top 100 spots
  • Dark Horse Comics holds 5 of the Top 100 spots
  • CrossGen holds 2 of the Top 100 spots

Rank Title Price Pub.
1 DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #1 (Of 3)* $7.95 DC
2 ORIGIN #5 $3.50 MAR
3 NEW X-MEN #121 $2.25 MAR
4 UNCANNY X-MEN #401 $2.25 MAR
5 ULTIMATE X-MEN #13 $2.25 MAR
6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38 $2.25 MAR
7 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #16 $2.25 MAR
8 X-TREME X-MEN #8 $2.99 MAR
9 GREEN ARROW #11 $2.50 DC
10 UNCANNY X-MEN 2001 $3.50 MAR
11 WOLVERINE #171 $2.25 MAR
12 JLA #61 $2.25 DC
13 PUNISHER #7 $2.99 MAR
14 X-TREME X-MEN 2001 $4.95 MAR
15 AVENGERS #49 $2.25 MAR
16 X-TREME X-MEN SAVAGE LAND #4 $2.99 MAR
17 FANTASTIC FOUR #50 $3.99 MAR
18 ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM UP #11 $2.25 MAR
19 DAREDEVIL #28 $2.99 MAR
20 PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #38 $2.25 MAR
21 ELEKTRA #6 $2.99 MAR
22 X-FORCE #123 $2.25 MAR
23 SPAWN #117 $2.50 IMA
24 RISING STARS #17 (RES) $2.50 IMA
25 JIST W/JERRY ORDWAY CREATING JLA $5.95 DC
26 ICEMAN #3 (MR) $2.50 MAR
27 SUPERMAN #177 $2.25 DC
28 NIGHTCRAWLER #2 $2.50 MAR
29 BATMAN #598 $2.25 DC
30 JSA #31 $2.50 DC
31 AUTHORITY #29 $2.50 DC
32 EXILES #7 $2.25 MAR
33 CAPTAIN AMERICA #50 $5.95 MAR
34 FURY #4 (MR) $2.99 MAR
35 PARADISE X HERALDS #3 $3.50 MAR
36 ALIAS #4 (MR) $2.99 MAR
37 DETECTIVE COMICS #765 $2.50 DC
38 ACTION COMICS #786 $2.25 DC
39 ELEKTRA & WOLVERINE REDEEMER #2 $5.95 MAR
40 TOMB RAIDER JOURNEYS #1 (Of 12)* $2.95 IMA
41 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #599 $2.25 DC
42 CATWOMAN #2 $2.50 DC
43 CABLE #100 (Note Price) $3.99 MAR
44 SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #121 $2.25 DC
45 THOR #44 $2.25 MAR
46 IRON MAN #49 $2.25 MAR
47 MIDNIGHT NATION #9 (RES) $2.50 IMA
48 INCREDIBLE HULK #35 $2.25 MAR
49 NIGHTWING #64 $2.25 DC
50 BATGIRL #23 $2.50 DC
51 JLA INCARNATIONS #7 (Of 7) (RES) $3.50 DC
52 GREEN LANTERN #145 $2.25 DC
53 BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #24 $2.50 DC
54 AVENGERS CELESTIAL QUEST #4 (Of 8) $2.50 MAR
55 BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #150 $2.25 DC
56 MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOT #3 (MR) $2.99 MAR
57 DOOM EMPEROR RETURNS #2 $2.50 MAR
58 THUNDERBOLTS #59 $2.25 MAR
59 BROTHERHOOD #8 $2.25 MAR
60 SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #9 $2.99 MAR
61 WONDER WOMAN #177 $2.25 DC
62 DEADPOOL FUNERAL FOR A FREAK #1 $2.25 MAR
63 POWERS #17 $2.95 IMA
64 BANISHED KNIGHTS #1* $2.95 IMA
65 HAVEN BROKEN CITY #1 (Of 9) $2.50 DC
66 OUT THERE #7 $2.50 DC
67 FLASH #181 $2.25 DC
68 DEADMAN #1 $2.50 DC
69 ROBIN #97 $2.25 DC
70 YOUNG JUSTICE #40 $2.50 DC
71 HARLEY QUINN #15 $2.25 DC
72 X-MEN EVOLUTION #2 $2.25 MAR
73 TITANS #36 $2.50 DC
74 JLA GATEKEEPER #3 (Of 3) $4.95 DC
75 WARLANDS AGE OF ICE #5 $2.95 IMA
76 LEGION #3 $2.50 DC
77 SPIDER-GIRL #41 $2.25 MAR
78 NIGHTSIDE #3 $2.99 MAR
79 DOOM PATROL #3 $2.50 DC
80 BIRDS OF PREY #38 $2.50 DC
81 BLOODSTONE #3 $2.99 MAR
82 CAPTAIN MARVEL #26 $2.50 MAR
83 STAR WARS TALES #10* $5.99 DAR
84 SPECTRE #12 $2.50 DC
85 DEFENDERS #12 (Note Price) $3.50 MAR
86 STAR WARS JEDI QUEST #4 (Of 4) $2.99 DAR
87 JOSS WHEDONS FRAY #6 (Of 8) $2.99 DAR
88 JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #2 $1.99 DC
89 SOJOURN #6 $2.95 CRO
90 STAR WARS #37 STARK HYPERSPACE WAR (Part 2 Of 4) $2.99 DAR
91 SUPERGIRL #65 $2.25 DC
92 PROMETHEA #18 $2.95 DC
93 NEGATION #1 $2.95 CRO
94 SUICIDE SQUAD #4 $2.50 DC
95 SECRET FILES GUIDE TO DCU 2001/2002 $4.95 DC
96 WAR STORY NIGHTINGALE $4.95 DC
97 SUPERMAN TARZAN SONS O/T JUNGLE #3 (Of 3) $2.99 DAR
98 BATMAN ORPHEUS RISING #5 (Of 5) $2.50 DC
99 UNIVERSE #4 $2.50 IMA
100 BLACK PANTHER #39 $2.50 MAR

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