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March 1995 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Preorded by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors


Part of the original "Age of Apocalypse" storyline, Amazing X-Men was the title that replaced X-Men Vol. 2 for the four-month event. Astonishing X-Men replaced Uncanny X-Men.

Capital City Distribution had preorders of 37,250 copies of Amazing Spider-Man #401, and the title's Statement of Ownership reported average monthly sales comics-shop and newsstand sales of 208,090 copies for the year. Diamond's sales on that issue were likely in the 75,000-copy range, meaning one point on this chart equals 700-800 comic books sold by Diamond.

In March, DC realigned its shipping schedule so that Diamond's market shares only represented three weeks of sales. Diamond projected what DC's actual market shares were; these are found at left.

Because of a layout error in Diamond's Dialogue magazine, the 100th-place item was not listed. Comparing with Capital City's charts and looking at what's missing, it is highly likely to be the newsstand edition of Superman #100; the issue was near that level at Capital, and we know Diamond was splitting newsstand and enhanced editions as recently as the previous month. (There is a small chance it was Inhumans #1, a comic book that never came out; it was ranked at Capital near that level. But Superman seems more likely.) The 64th place dollar item was also not listed; the newsstand Superman #100 fits the math. Likewise, by accident Diamond did not list a dollar ranking for Nexus: Wages of Sin #1; it's likely 162nd place, as no entry held that position and the math works.

You can also click to skip to the Top Graphic Novels for the month.

—John Jackson Miller


This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 300 chart.
Distributor charts are regional commodity reports, not measures of a work's total reach. Read our FAQ.
The links lead to current listings for each issue on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherOrder Index
14Amazing X-Men3$1.95Marvel256.5
25Astonishing X-Men3$1.95Marvel253.2
36Weapon X3$1.95Marvel242.2
47Mutants: Generation Next3$1.95Marvel225.3
52Gen 131$2.95Image220.9
68Gambit & the X-Ternals3$1.95Marvel212.6
79Factor-X3$1.95Marvel206.0
810X-Man3$1.95Marvel203.4
911Spawn30$1.95Image199.2
101Superman100$3.95DC196.3
1112X-Calibre3$1.95Marvel191.2
123X-Universe1$3.50Marvel169.9
1323Adventures of Superman523$1.50DC124.8
1428 Superman the Man of Steel44$1.50DC115.0
1514Ice Age: Magic the Gathering1$2.50Acclaim112.5
1615Magic the Gathering: The Shadow1$.50Acclaim111.8
1718Wetworks7$2.50Image107.8
1837Batman518$1.50DC101.7
1916Lady Death II: Between Heaven & Hell2$2.75Chaos101.6
2040Amazing Spider-Man401$1.50Marvel100.0
2119Ripclaw1$2.50Image97.7
2217Star Wars: Dark Empire II4$2.95Dark Horse94.2
2325Spider-Man58$1.95Marvel91.6
2447Detective Comics685$1.50DC90.8
2513Fantastic Four400$3.95Marvel86.3
2653Web of Spider-Man124$1.50Marvel83.7
2755Spectacular Spider-Man224$1.50Marvel82.8
2833Batman: Shaodw of the Bat38$1.95DC81.7
2938Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight71$1.95DC78.1
3039Azrael4$1.95DC77.8
3141Cyberforce12$1.95Image76.8
3224Star Wars Tales: Dark Lords of the Sith6$2.50Dark Horse74.9
3342X-Men 2099 AD20$1.95Marvel74.4
3444Incredible Hulk429$1.95Marvel73.1
3529Glory1$2.50Image68.4
3622Superman: The Man of Steel Annual4$2.95DC67.5
3732Shi: The Way of the Warrior7$25.00Crusade66.9
3834Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt0$2.50Dark Horse63.2
3935Backlash6$2.50Image62.0
4026Venom: Carnage Unleashed2$2.95Marvel60.3
4172Gen 13 Rave0$1.50Image59.8
4275Green Lantern62$1.50DC58.0
4343Stormwatch20$2.50Image57.7
4430Vengeance of Vampirella12$2.95Harris56.9
4531Robin Annual4$2.95DC56.7
4648Batman Jazz2$2.50DC54.3
4749Aliens vs. Predator Duel1$2.50Dark Horse54.2
4860Batman: Gotham Nights II3$1.95DC54.0
4979Flash101$1.50DC53.8
5081Superboy15$1.50DC53.4
5120Spider-Man Unlimited9$3.95Marvel53.4
5283Spider-Man 2099 AD31$1.50Marvel52.5
53212099 AD1$3.95Marvel51.5
5451Shadowhawk17$2.50Image51.2
5527Sin City: The Big Fat Kill5$3.50Dark Horse50.5
5652Savage Dragon18$2.50Image50.3
5754Warblade Endangered Species3$2.50Image50.0
5857Deathblow14$2.50Image48.7
5958Chapel2$2.50Image47.6
6068Beavis & Butt-Head15$1.95Marvel47.6
6146Elektra: Root of Evil3$2.95Marvel47.0
62104Silver Surfer104$1.50Marvel45.6
6359Dragon Blood & Guts1$2.50Image45.2
6474Lobo's Big Babe Spring Break Spcial0$1.95DC45.2
6577Codename Strykeforce12$1.95Image43.0
66189Others0$1.00Image42.1
67119Avengers386$1.50Marvel42.0
6856Neil Gaiman's Wheel of Worlds0$2.95Tekno41.9
6961Ash3$2.50Event41.4
7062Union2$2.50Image40.5
7145Doom 209929$3.50Marvel40.5
72121Captain America439$1.50Marvel40.1
73124Power of Shazam3$1.50DC39.8
7488Leonard Nimoy's Primortals5$1.95Tekno39.5
75128Wonder Woman97$1.50DC39.0
7636Cosmic Powers Unlimited1$3.95Marvel39.0
77131Iron Man316$1.50Marvel38.1
7865X-Files3$2.50Topps37.7
7966Bloodwulf2$2.50Image37.7
8050Endless Gallery0$3.50DC37.5
8167Knightmare Tales2$2.50Image37.2
8297Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man5$1.95Tekno36.5
8371Brigade18$2.50Image36.4
84135Daredevil340$1.50Marvel36.4
85102Gene Roddenberry's Lost Universe4$1.95Tekno35.6
8673Bloodstrike20$2.50Image35.6
87137Steel15$1.50DC35.0
88139Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus3$1.50Marvel34.9
89140Force Works11$1.50Marvel34.8
90145Impulse2$1.50DC34.5
91108Shaman's Tears7$1.95Image34.5
92110Ghost Rider 209913$1.95Marvel34.3
9376Supreme26$2.50Image34.0
94125Badrock1$1.75Image33.9
95149Thor486$1.50Marvel33.7
9663Supreme100$2.95DC33.3
97115Mighty Morphin Power Rangers5$1.95Gladstone33.1
98151Justice League America99$1.50DC32.8
9978Ghost Rider61$2.50Marvel32.6
10064Superman100 (Newsstand)$3.95DC32.5
101952099 Special The World of Doom1$2.25Marvel32.3
10280Newmen12$2.50Image32.2
10382Mask2$2.50Dark Horse31.6
10484Aliens Berserker3$2.50Dark Horse31.2
10569Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm3$2.95DC31.1
10670Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor1$2.95Dark Horse31.1
10786Preacher2$2.50DC30.9
10887Druid1$2.50Marvel30.9
10990X-O Manowar44$2.50Acclaim30.1
110167What If?73$1.50Marvel30.1
111106Hellblazer89$2.25DC30.1
11292Star Trek: The Next Generation71$2.50DC30.0
113172New Warriors59$1.50Marvel29.7
114142Badrock1$1.75Image29.7
115130Ren & Stimpy30$1.95Marvel29.5
11694X-O Manowar45$2.50Acclaim29.1
117132Punisher 209928$1.95Marvel29.0
11898Power of the Mark2$2.50Image28.5
119187Punisher102$1.50Marvel28.3
12099Classic Star Wars: The Vandelhelm Mission0$2.50Dark Horse28.1
121101Clandestine8$2.50Marvel28.0
122107Star Trek: Deep Space Nine20$2.50Malibu27.0
123197Hulk 20996$1.50Marvel26.7
124111Star Trek: Deep Space Nine2$2.50Malibu26.5
12585Predator: Jungle Tales0$2.95Dark Horse26.3
126202War Machines14$1.50Marvel26.2
127203Thunderstrike20$1.50Marvel26.2
128113Star Trek71$2.50DC26.1
129126Krusty Comics3$2.25Bongo26.1
130147Groo4$1.95Image26.1
131148Starman7$1.95DC26.0
132150Spectre29$1.95DC25.9
13389Jaguar God1$2.95Verotika25.7
134116Babe2$2.50Dark Horse25.6
135204Guardians of the Glaaxy60$1.50Marvel25.5
13693Madman Comics6$2.95Dark Horse25.2
137117Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures8$2.50Dark Horse25.2
138118Legend of Supreme4$2.50Image25.0
139120Freak Force15$2.50Image25.0
140152New Titans121$1.95DC25.0
141177Badrock1$1.75Image25.0
142178Fantastic Force7$1.75Marvel25.0
143153Legion of Super-Heroes68$1.95DC24.8
144207Legionnaires25$1.50DC24.7
145157Punisher: War Journal78$1.95Marvel24.2
146122Ninjak17$2.50Acclaim24.0
147123Ninjak18$2.50Acclaim23.9
148160Doctor Strange77$1.95Marvel23.8
149208Animaniacs1$1.50DC23.2
150212Extreme Justice4$1.50DC23.1
151169Punisher War Zone39$1.95Marvel23.1
152103Struke0$3.00London Night23.1
153170Fury of Shield2$1.95Marvel23.1
154213Justice League Task Force23$1.50DC23.1
155109Aliens Mondo Pest0$2.95Dark Horse22.7
156105Razor Burn2$3.00London Night22.7
157179Ray12$1.95DC22.4
158220X-Men Advnetures Season III3$1.50Marvel22.1
159114Grendel Tales: Devil's Choices1$2.95Dark Horse21.9
160136Solar: Man of the Atom46$2.50Acclaim21.7
161138Turok: Dinosaur Hunter25$2.50Acclaim21.0
162194Hawkman20$1.95DC20.8
163141Turok: Dinosaur Hunter26$2.50Acclaim20.8
164159Bloodshot30$2.25Acclaim20.8
165143Warchild4$2.50Maximum20.8
166196Warlock & the Infinity Watch40$1.95Marvel20.5
167146Prime20$2.50Malibu20.4
168166Bloodshot31$2.25Acclaim20.1
169168Magnus Robot Fighter50$2.25Acclaim20.0
170127Breed II: Book of Revelations5$2.95Malibu19.9
171174Sandman Mystery Theater26$2.25DC19.7
172205Rebels '957$1.95DC19.3
173133Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan Lost Adventures3$2.95Dark Horse19.1
174185Magnus Robot Fighter49$2.25Acclaim18.9
175186Moonshadow9$2.25DC18.9
176156Eternal Warrior35$2.50Acclaim18.9
177245Conan the Adventurer12$1.50Marvel18.8
178161Eternal Warrior36$2.50Acclaim18.6
179164Mantra19$2.50Malibu18.4
180209Nova17$1.95Marvel18.2
181249Namor62$1.50Marvel18.2
182251Phantom1$1.50Marvel18.2
183173Wildcats Adventures7$2.50Image17.8
184199Swamp Thing154$2.25DC17.7
185200Shade the Changing Man59$2.25DC17.7
186257X-Men Classic107$1.50Marvel17.5
187180Barbi Twins Advenutres1$2.50Topps17.4
188181Timewalker8$2.50Acclaim174.0
189182Ultraforce6$2.50Malibu17.3
190183Timewalker9$2.50Acclaim17.2
191259Ravage 209930$1.50Marvel17.2
192218Judge Dredd10$1.95DC17.1
193184Visitor4$2.50Acclaim17.0
194221Primal Force7$1.95DC17.0
195188Visitor5$2.50Acclaim17.0
196190Black Flag3$2.50Maximum16.9
197260Spider-Man Adventures6$1.50Marvel16.8
198163Lady Vampyre0$2.75Blackout16.7
199262X-Men: The Early Years13$1.50Marvel16.7
200229Black Lightning4$1.95DC16.4
201193Elven2$2.50Malibu16.4
202155Mortal Kombat: Battlewave2$2.95Malibu16.3
203195Shadowman38$2.50Acclaim16.2
204231Outsiders18$1.95DC16.2
205234Fate7$1.95DC16.0
206198X13$2.50Dark Horse16.0
207201Bar Sinister2$2.50Acclaim15.8
208162Nexus: Wages of Sin1$2.95Dark Horse15.7
209210Fantastic Four: Collector's Preview1$2.25Marvel15.6
210236Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law6$1.95DC15.6
211171Kabuki: Circle of Blood2$2.95Caliber15.3
212175Nocturnals3$2.95Malibu15.0
213176Satanika3$2.95Verotika14.8
214273Blood Pack3$1.50DC14.7
215129Midnight Sons Unlimited9$3.95Marvel14.6
216244Deathstroke47$1.95DC14.5
217134Ghost in the Shell2$3.95Dark Horse14.1
218211Night Man18$2.50Malibu14.0
219279Psyba-Rats2$1.50DC13.9
220191Marvel Portraits of a Universe3$2.95Marvel13.9
221252Blaze10$1.95Marvel13.9
222192Amaizng Spider-Man Collection1$2.95Marvel13.9
223214Strangers22$2.50Malibu13.8
224239Animal Man83$2.25DC13.4
225216Elfquest: The Hidden Years21$2.50Warp13.4
226112Penthouse Men's Adventure Comix1$4.95Penthouse13.3
227219Firearm18$2.50Malibu13.3
228144Double Impact1$3.95High Impact13.1
229223Starslayer: The Director's Cut3$2.50Acclaim13.1
230224Agents of Law1$2.50Dark Horse13.1
231225Starslayer: The Director's Cut4$2.50Acclaim13.0
232228Mobfire6$2.50DC12.9
233230Nexus Out of the Vortex2$2.50Dark Horse12.7
234206Hate18$2.95Fantagraphics12.7
23591Tank Girl Movie Adaption0$5.95DC12.6
236285Skeleton Warriors2$1.50Marvel12.6
237232Archangels: The Saga1$2.50Eternal12.6
238233Elfquest Shards8$2.50Warp12.6
239247Black Orchid21$2.25DC12.4
240235Hardcase21$2.50Malibu12.4
241267Blade: The Vampire Hunter11$1.95Marvel12.3
242217Ranma 1/2 Part IV3$2.75Viz12.1
243238Indiana Jones & the Iron Phoenix4$2.50Dark Horse12.1
244288Gargoyles4$1.50Marvel12.1
245241Elfquest: New Blood27$2.50Warp11.8
246100Domu: A Child's Dreams1$5.95Dark Horse11.8
247242Elfquest Blood of Ten Chiefs16$2.50Warp11.7
248243Oh! My Goddess Vol. 22$2.50Dark Horse11.4
249215Man Claled A-X4$2.95Malibu11.4
250246Jink5$2.50Warp11.2
251266Cerebus192$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim11.0
252226Icon25$2.95DC11.0
253250Freex18$2.50Malibu10.9
254277Demon58$1.95DC10.8
255258My Name is Holocaust1$2.50DC10.5
256237Star Blazers0$2.95Argo10.3
25796Restaurant at the end of the Universe3$6.95DC10.3
258240Battletech Fallout4$2.95Malibu10.2
259303Uncle Scrooge292$1.50Gladstone10.0
260265Rebels '955$2.50Warp10.0
261305Sabretooth Classics13$1.50Marvel9.7
262308Aladdin8$1.50Marvel9.6
263311Beauty and the Beast9$1.50Marvel9.5
264158Mortal Kombat Rayden Kano1$4.95Malibu9.5
265248Original Turok Son of Stone4$2.95Acclaim9.3
266253Marvel Spotlight on Silver Surfer1$2.95Marvel9.1
267298Blood Syndicate26$1.75DC9.1
268254Eightball15$2.95Fantagraphics9.1
269255Mortal Kombat Rayden Kano1$2.95Malibu8.9
270314Little Mermaid9$1.50Marvel8.9
271256Mandrake2$2.95Marvel8.9
272272Frankenstein-Dracula War2$2.50Topps8.9
273302Hardware27$1.75DC8.8
274274Lion King Movie Adaption0$2.50Marvel8.7
275261Marvel Spotlight on Silver Surfer2$2.95Marvel8.6
276269Battle Angel Alita Part IV4$2.75Viz8.5
277263Marvel Spotlight on Silver Surfer3$2.95Marvel8.5
278264Marvel Spotlight on Silver Surfer4$2.95Marvel8.4
279278Dark Horse Presents95$2.50Dark Horse8.4
280227James Bond 007 The Quasimodo Gambit3$3.95Dark Horse8.2
281321Looney Tunes14$1.50DC8.1
282268Vamperotica4$2.95Brainstorm8.0
283270Stray Bullets1$2.95El Capitan7.8
284165Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation3$5.95Marvel7.7
285271Original Magnus Robot Fighter3$2.95Acclaim7.6
286283Strangers in Paradise4$2.75Abstract7.4
287310Doom 209929$1.95Marvel7.3
288275Original Dr. Solar: Man of the Atom3$2.95Acclaim7.3
289276Bloodchilde3$2.95Millennium7.3
290312Gunfire12$1.95DC7.2
291333Marvel Action Hour Featuring the Fantastic Four7$1.50Marvel7.2
292334Donald Duck Adventures32$1.50Gladstone7.2
293290Duckman5$2.50Topps7.2
294281Self-Loathing Comics1$2.95Fantagraphics7.0
295282Colors in Black1$2.95Dark Horse6.9
296315Neil Gaiman's Wheel of Worlds0$1.95Tekno6.8
297284Star Wars: Dark Empire4$2.95Dark Horse6.8
298341Marvel Action Hour Featuring Iron Man7$1.50Marvel6.8
299342Walt Disney's Comics & Stories597$1.50Gladstone6.7
300222Mangavizion Vol. I1$4.95Viz6.6

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March 1995 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Preordered by North American Comics Shops from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's charts. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.

The links lead to details about each title on Amazon. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

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Harris had the top-selling item in the graphic novel category, which in this era tended to include items priced $5 and above. Diamond did not publish order index numbers for graphic novels in this era, so units cannot be estimated.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12Vengeance of Vampirella: Bloodshed$6.95Harrisn.a.
25Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge Bookshelf Ed.$6.95Marveln.a.
322Elvis Presley: Comeback Bookshelf$5.95Marveln.a.
41Alice Cooper: Complete Last Temptation$14.95Marveln.a.
514Carl Barks Library Album$8.95Gladstonen.a.
617Donald Duck Stories in Color$8.95Gladstonen.a.
76Maxx$12.95Imagen.a.
84X-Men/Avengers: Bloodties$15.95Marveln.a.
97Sandman Mystery Theater: Tarantula$14.95DCn.a.
103Deadman: Lost Souls$19.95DCn.a.
118Appleseed Book 2: Scales of Prometheus$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
1215Project A-Ko$12.95Central Parkn.a.
1331AC/DC Bookshelf Edition$6.95Marveln.a.
1410Appleseed Book 4: Promethean Balance$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
1511Danger Unlimited$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
1623Larry Marder's Beanworld Book One$9.95Beanworldn.a.
1712Appleseed Book 1: Promtheus Challenge$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
1813Appleseed Book 2: Prometheus Unbound$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
1924Codename: Stryke Force$9.95Imagen.a.
2036Silver Surfer: Coming of Galactus$5.95Marveln.a.
2116Return of Lum Vol. 1$15.95Vizn.a.
2237Woodstock Bookshelf Edition$5.95Marveln.a.
2321Outlanders Vol. 4$12.95Dark Horsen.a.
2438White Zombie Bookshelf Edition$5.95Marveln.a.
2539Bob Marley: Tale of Tuff Gong$5.95Marveln.a.