Top 100 Comics for December

Fri, November 30th, 2001 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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

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

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