|1||28.01||STAR WARS ZAM WESELL TP||$5.95||DAR||13,223|
|2||27.67||LONE WOLF & CUB VOL 18 LAST KUROKUWA TP||$9.95||DAR||13,063|
|3||26.72||9-11 EMERGENCY RELIEF GN (MR)||$14.95||ALT||12,614|
|4||9.66||TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL 6 GOUGE AWAY TP (MR)||$14.95||DC||4,560|
|5||8.08||ESSENTIAL ANT MAN||$14.95||MAR||3,814|
|6||7.99||JLA VOL 8 DIVIDED WE FALL TP||$17.95||DC||3,772|
|7||7.9||STAR WARS INFINITIES A NEW HOPE TP||$12.95||DAR||3,730|
|8||7.29||UNIVERSE X VOL 1||$24.95||MAR||3,442|
|9||6.9||WONDER WOMAN PARADISE LOST TP||$14.95||DC||3,257|
|10||6||PUNISHER ARMY OF ONE||$15.95||MAR||2,833|
|11||5.83||USAGI YOJIMBO GRASSCUTTER II JOURNEY TO ATSUTA SHRINE TP||$15.95||DAR||2,752|
|13||5.6||ART OF COMIC BOOK WRITING TP||$14.95||DAR||2,644|
|14||5.51||GUNSMITH CATS MISTYS RUN TP (MR)||$14.95||DAR||2,601|
|15||5.41||GOLDEN AGE GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL 2 HC||$49.95||DC||2,554|
|17||4.76||DR STRANGE A SEPARATE REALITY||$19.95||MAR||2,247|
|18||4.26||LIFE & DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL||$24.95||MAR||2,011|
|19||4.19||MARVEL MASTERWORKS UNCANNY X-MEN TP||$49.95||MAR||1,978|
|20||4.16||DRAGONBALL VOL 7 TP||$12.95||VIZ||1,964|
|21||4.08||CAPTAIN AMERICA TO SERVE & PROTECT TP||$17.95||MAR||1,926|
|22||4.04||BLACKMARK TP (MR)||$16.95||FAN||1,907|
|23||3.78||TOMORROW STORIES BOOK ONE HC||$24.95||DC||1,785|
|24||3.65||CYBERTRONIAN TRG UNOFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS GD VOL 4||$24.95||ANT||1,723|
|25||3.59||NO NEED FOR TENCHI VOL 11 TP||$15.95||VIZ||1,695|
Notes on this chart:
Some titles have been truncated or abbreviated for space reasons.
Publisher abbreviations have also been used.
Mar = Marvel
Dar = Dark Horse
Ima = Image
Bla = Black Bull
Car = Cartoon Books
Har = Harris
Cro = Crossgen
Bon = Bongo
Tok = Tokyo Pop
Cha = Chaos
The quantities in this chart are ICv2 estimates of initial raw orders to Diamond North America on titles scheduled for shipment in January 2002.
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image distribute 100% of their comic store orders through Diamond. Some other publishers distribute directly to stores or through other distributors and as a result this analysis may underestimate their sales.
Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image distribute some of their titles through channels other than comic specialty stores, e.g., newsstands and bookstores. These quantity estimates do not reflect distribution through those channels.
The quantities above do not include advance reorders, late orders, or reorders.
Most of the titles on this chart are also distributed to Europe by Diamond UK, which can account for significant sales for the publisher, ranging from 3-20% of the US numbers. Sales by Diamond UK are not included in the numbers above.
Even given the above, however, it is probably safe to say that these quantities reflect 80% or more of the total North American sales by the publisher on most periodical comics.
One other factor to consider is that sales through Diamond and other comic distributors are non-returnable to retailers. That means that there is a considerable unknown percentage of books unsold at the retailer level. If that percentage is 10-20% of sales (a reasonable assumption), the estimates above may be quite close to actual sales to consumers.
For last month's top comic list, see 'Top 300 Comics -- December 2001.'
For last month's graphic novel list, see 'Top 25 Graphic Novels -- December 2001.'
For an overview and analysis of last month's numbers, see 'The Return of the Million Dollar Comic.'
For an analysis of the over-all dollar trends for December, see 'December Comic Orders Up 7% Over Last Year.'