Top 100 Comics for January

Wed, January 2nd, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

This month the Diamond Comics Distributors Top 100 list for books shipping in January has a lot of changes and surprises compared to last month.

For the second month in a row DC Comics lands the #1 spot on the list, following "The Dark Knight Strikes Again #1" at the number one spot last month. The "Batman 10 Cent Adventure" takes the top spot in January, but it should be noted this issue sells for only, well, 10 cents and was heavily over-ordered by retailers. Many retailers will be use this issue as an in-store giveaway to in an effort to introduce shoppers to the Batman line.

Another interesting note is the the final issue of the "Origin" mini-series, which finally reveals the true origin of Wolverine, outsold the second issue of "The Dark Knight Strikes Again." Price had to be a factor here as DKSA comes in at a hefty $7.95.

Finally, coming in at #94 is "I Love New York," an independently produced tribute book from "Dawn" creator Joseph Michael Linsner. It's rare to see books in the Top 100 not from Marvel, DC, Image, CrossGen or Dark Horse and especially not from the smaller self-publishers, but fans have shown great interest in all of the September 11th tribute books.

The publisher breakdown of the Top 100 is as follows:

  • Marvel Comics holds 50 of the Top 100 spots

  • DC Comics holds 39 of the Top 100 spots

  • Image Comics 8 holds of the Top 100 spots

  • Dark Horse Comics 1 holds of the Top 100 spots

  • CrossGen holds 1 of the Top 100 spots

  • Linsner holds 1 of the Top 100 spots

    RankTitlePricePub.
    1BATMAN 10 CENT ADVENTURE$0.10DC
    2ORIGIN #6$3.50MAR
    3DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #2 (Of 3)*$7.95DC
    4ULTIMATES #1$2.25MAR
    5NEW X-MEN #122$2.25MAR
    6MOMENT OF SILENCE$3.00MAR
    7UNCANNY X-MEN #402$2.25MAR
    8ULTIMATE X-MEN #14$2.25MAR
    9AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #39$2.25MAR
    10ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #17$2.25MAR
    11X-TREME X-MEN #9$2.99MAR
    12GREEN ARROW #12$2.50DC
    13GI JOE #3$2.95IMA
    14WOLVERINE #172$2.25MAR
    15JLA #62$2.25DC
    16AVENGERS #50 (Note Price)$3.50MAR
    17PUNISHER #8$2.99MAR
    18DETECTIVE COMICS #766$2.50DC
    19PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #39$2.25MAR
    20DAREDEVIL #29$2.99MAR
    21FANTASTIC FOUR #51$2.25MAR
    22BATMAN #599$2.25DC
    23X-FORCE #124$2.25MAR
    24FATHOM #13 (RES)$2.50IMA
    25ELEKTRA #7$2.99MAR
    26ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #600 (Note Price)$3.95DC
    27SPAWN #118$2.50IMA
    28IRON MAN #50 (Note Price)$3.50MAR
    29ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM UP #12$2.25MAR
    30NIGHTWING #65$2.25DC
    31BATGIRL #24$2.50DC
    32SUPERMAN #178$2.25DC
    33BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHTS #25$2.50DC
    34ICEMAN #4$2.50MAR
    35EXILES #8$2.25MAR
    36JSA #32$2.50DC
    37NIGHTCRAWLER #3$2.50MAR
    38FURY #5 (MR)$2.99MAR
    39INCREDIBLE HULK #36$2.25MAR
    40MARVEL MANGAVERSE X-MEN #1$2.25MAR
    41ACTION COMICS #787$2.25DC
    42ALIAS #5 (MR)$2.99MAR
    43THOR #45$2.25MAR
    44ROBIN #98$2.25DC
    45SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #122$2.25DC
    46CATWOMAN #3$2.50DC
    47ELEKTRA & WOLVERINE #3$5.95MAR
    48MARVEL MANGAVERSE SPIDER-MAN #1$2.25MAR
    49BIRDS OF PREY #39$2.50DC
    50GREEN LANTERN #146$2.25DC
    51HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (MR)$2.99MAR
    52CABLE #101$2.25MAR
    53BATMAN LEGENDS O/T DARK KNIGHT #151$2.25DC
    54TOMB RAIDER #19$2.50IMA
    55THUNDERBOLTS #60$2.25MAR
    56CAPTAIN AMERICA HEART OF DARKNESS #1$2.99MAR
    57AVENGERS CELESTIAL QUEST #5 (Of 8)$2.50MAR
    58MARVEL MANGAVERSE NEW DAWN #1 (Note Price)$3.50MAR
    59SPIDER-MAN TANGLED WEB #10$2.99MAR
    60WONDER WOMAN #178$2.25DC
    61JIST SECRET FILES #1$4.95DC
    62MARVEL MANGAVERSE ETERNAL TWILIGHT #1 (Note Price)$3.50MAR
    63MARVEL MANGAVERSE AVENGERS #1$2.25MAR
    64MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE SHOT #4 (MR)$2.99MAR
    65MARVEL MANGAVERSE FANTASTIC FOUR #1$2.25MAR
    66WITCHBLADE #53 (RES)$2.50IMA
    67DEADPOOL FUNERAL FOR A FREAK #2$2.25MAR
    68BROTHERHOOD #9$2.25MAR
    69POWERS #18 (MR)$2.95IMA
    70FLASH #182$2.25DC
    71DOOM EMPEROR RETURNS #3$2.50MAR
    72OUT THERE #8$2.50DC
    73MARVEL MANGAVERSE PUNISHER #1$2.25MAR
    74POWER COMPANY JOSIAH POWER$2.50DC
    75POWER COMPANY SAPPHIRE$2.50DC
    76POWER COMPANY MANHUNTER$2.50DC
    77POWER COMPANY SKYROCKET$2.50DC
    78POWER COMPANY BORK$2.50DC
    79POWER COMPANY WITCHFIRE$2.50DC
    80YOUNG JUSTICE #41$2.50DC
    81POWER COMPANY STRIKER Z$2.50DC
    82TITANS #37$2.50DC
    83LEGION #4$2.50DC
    84MARVEL MANGAVERSE GHOST RIDER #1$2.25MAR
    85X-MEN EVOLUTION #3$2.25MAR
    86HARLEY QUINN #16$2.25DC
    87HAVEN BROKEN CITY #2 (Of 9)$2.50DC
    88SPIDER-GIRL #43$2.25MAR
    89SPIDER-GIRL #42$2.25MAR
    90INFERNO HELLBOUND #2$2.50IMA
    91WARLANDS AGE OF ICE #0$2.50IMA
    92CAPTAIN MARVEL #27$2.50MAR
    93TOM STRONGS TERRIFIC TALES #2$2.95DC
    94I LOVE NEW YORK$2.95LIN
    95DEADMAN #2$2.50DC
    96DOOM PATROL #4$2.50DC
    97SOJOURN #7$2.95CRO
    98SPECTRE #13$2.50DC
    99CAPTAIN MARVEL #28$2.50MAR
    100STAR WARS STARFIGHTER CROSSBONES #1 OF 3 $2.99DAR

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