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July 1995 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


With July-shipping comics, Marvel's exclusive through Heroes World Distribution and Diamond's brokerage agreement with DC began. Capital City accounts could still order DC comics for two more months thanks to a legal settlement, but everyone else had to order from both Diamond and Heroes World to get Marvel and DC books.

Diamond cautioned in this month that its market shares might not mean much, given the influx of many retailers who were just there to order DC books. It attempted to address that problem in the August charts.
Capital didn't have Marvels either — but for a time, it polled its accounts to see what quantities of Marvels they were selling. Thus, Capital's sales chart this month reflected its actual sales of DC and other publishers — and estimates of where Marvels would rank. Capital's reports put Marvel's X-Men #44 in first place, projecting Spawn in fifth.

Because of Marvel's absence, there were many publishers who made the Top 300 who wouldn't normally have done so; by the first quarter of 1996 the list of publishers would be quite long. The "Bad Girl" comics fad was also well underway, with Dawn's arrival at Sirius making the Top 5.

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.
Marvel was not distributed by Diamond this month. True industry-wide rankings would greatly differ.
Diamond and Capital were the only distributors selling DC comics this month.

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
14Spawn34$1.95Image218.3
23Gen 134$2.50Image197.0
35Spawn: Blood Feud2$2.25Image187.5
41Cyblade Shi Special The Battle for Independents1$2.95Image180.9
58Dawn1$2.95Sirius120.5
616Sovereign Seven3$1.95DC119.9
79Shi/Senryaku1$2.95Crusade118.4
814WildC.A.T.s22$2.50Image102.8
92Superman vs. Aliens3$4.95Dark Horse100.9
1023Superman vs. Aliens104$1.95DC100.1
1124Batman522$1.95DC100.0
1227Action Comics713$1.95DC97.7
1329Superman: Man of Steel48$1.95DC97.0
1430Adventures of Superman527$1.95DC96.9
1515Wetworks9$2.50Image94.6
1612X-Files7$2.95Topps91.1
1720Nightwing1$2.25DC91.0
1813Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron1$2.95Dark Horse90.3
1935Detective Comics689$1.95DC89.7
2037Wonder Woman101$1.95DC89.4
2117Team 1 WildC.A.T.s1$2.50Image84.3
2218Violator Badrock3$2.50Image82.6
2321Ballistic1$2.50Image80.3
2440Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight75$1.95DC80.1
2522Sandman71$2.50DC79.5
2642Batman: Shadow of the Bat42$1.95DC78.7
2725Wildstorm Swimsuit Special2$2.50Image78.0
2810Batman Annual19$3.95DC76.7
2931Cyberforce Code Stryke Force0$2.50Image75.3
306Batman Judge Dredd Ultimate Riddle0$4.95DC74.9
317Voodoo Zealot Skin Trade1$4.95Image74.6
3211Adventures of Superman7$3.95DC74.5
3332Team 7 Objective Hell3$2.50Image74.4
3448Robin20$1.95DC73.7
3533Team 1 Stormwatch1$2.50Image73.2
3658Grifter3$2.50Image73.1
3726Azrael8$1.95DC71.4
3852Green Lantern66$1.75DC67.5
3928Evil Ernie vs. the Superheroes0$2.95Chaos65.6
4052Catwoman24$1.95DC65.3
4128Vengeance of Vampirella16$2.95Harris64.6
4238Spartan Warrior Spirit1$2.50Image63.1
4339Star Wars River of Chaos3$2.50Dark Horse62.8
4441Weapon ZeroT-Minus 2$2.50Image62.0
4543Avengelyne3$2.50Maximum61.4
4644Backlash10$2.50Image60.0
4745Glory5$2.50Image60.0
4846Stormwatch26$2.50Image58.2
4965Superboy19$1.95DC56.0
5074Flash105$1.75DC53.7
5153Prophet Annual1$2.50Image50.2
5247Lady Rawhide1$2.95Topps49.3
5354Operation Knightstrike3$2.50Image49.1
5455Savage Dragon 21$2.50Image49.0
5557Aliens vs. Predator War3$2.50Dark Horse47.3
5659Aliens vs. Predator Deadliest Species12$2.50Dark Horse45.3
5760Ghost4$2.50Dark Horse45.3
5861Deathblow18$2.50Image44.7
5936Green Arrow100$3.95DC44.2
6062Warchild0$2.50Maximum44.2
6192Aquaman12$1.75DC42.8
6267Magic the Gathering: Antiquities War1$2.50Acclaim42.2
6368Magic the Gathering Special1$2.50Acclaim42.1
6469Magic the Gathering: Wayfarer1$2.50Acclaim42.0
6519Big Guy & Rusty the Robot Boy1$4.95Dark Horse41.7
6671Team Youngblood20$2.50Image41.4
6778Lobo19$2.25DC41.1
6872Books of Magic16$2.50DC38.2
6973Preacher6$2.50DC37.8
7075Knightmare6$2.50Image37.1
7176Union6$2.50Image37.1
7277Bloodstrike Assassin2$2.50Image37.0
7379Star Wars Droids4$2.50Dark Horse36.7
74111Justice League America103$1.75DC35.8
7581Supreme30$2.50Image35.8
7682Brigade22$2.50Image35.7
7749Star Trek: The Next Generation75$3.95DC35.5
7883Battlestar Galactica1$2.50Maximum35.3
79116Power of Shazam7$1.75DC34.9
8084Regulators2$2.50Image33.9
81106Steel19$1.95DC33.2
82124Impulse6$1.75DC33.0
8393Gene Roddenberry's Lost Universe0$2.25Tekno32.4
8451Star Trek: The Next Generation75$3.95DC32.3
8596Hellblazer93$2.25DC31.3
8664Lobo: Portraits of a Bastich0$3.50DC31.2
8756Steel Annual2$3.95DC30.8
88134Batman Adventures35$1.75DC0.5
8991Newmen16$2.50Image30.3
90101Starman11$2.25DC30.0
9170New Titans125$3.50DC29.9
9295Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice3$1.95Tekno29.9
93131Guy Gardner Warrior 34$1.75DC29.5
9495Star2$2.50Image28.3
95110Spectre33$2.25DC28.2
96131Leonard Nimoy's Primortals9$1.95Tekno28.2
9798X-O Manowar51$2.50Acclaim28.0
9863Legionnaires Annual2$3.95DC28.0
99113Legion of Super-Heroes72$2.25DC27.7
10099Shaman's Tears11$2.50Image27.5
101100X-O Manowar52$2.50Acclaim27.3
10287Showcase 958$2.95DC27.2
10366Vertigo Visions Prez1$3.95DC27.2
10486Lethal Stryke1/2$3.00London Night27.0
105118Legionnaires Annual29$2.25DC26.8
10688Razor Burn5$3.00London Night26.7
10789Badrock 1995 Annual0$2.95Image26.5
108103Egypt2$2.50DC26.2
109104Babylon 58$2.50DC26.2
110105Deadly Duo II2$2.50Image26.1
11190Goddess4$2.95DC26.1
112107Superpatriot Liberty & Justice2$2.50Image25.7
113108Black Flag0$2.50Maximum25.6
114109Invisibles 12$2.50DC25.5
115142Neil Gaiman's Teknophage4$1.95Tekno25.2
116143Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man9$1.95Tekno25.1
117112Mask6$2.50Dark Horse24.9
118114Specieis2$2.50Dark Horse24.6
119128Tank Girl The Odyssey4$2.25DC24.6
120147Groo8$1.95Image24.6
121130Bartman6$2.25Bongo24.4
122160Extreme Justice8$1.75DC24.3
123117Others3$2.50Image24.3
124162Justice League Task Force27$1.75DC24.1
125132Sandman Mystery Theater30$2.25DC23.8
126154 Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger3$1.95Tekno23.3
127122Turok Dinosaur Hunter0$2.50Acclaim23.2
12880Ghost in the Shell6$3.95Dark Horse22.6
129141Ray16$2.25DC22.6
130102Madman Comics8$2.95Dark Horse22.6
131127Godzilla2$2.50Dark Horse22.2
132136Stormwatch25 (2nd Prtg)$2.50Image21.2
133137Punx1$2.50Acclaim21.1
134150Hawkman24$2.25DC21.0
135125Hellina: Kiss of Death1$2.75Lightning20.8
136120Double Impact3$2.95High Impact20.0
137156Swamp Thing158$2.25DC20.0
138123Shadow and Doc Savage1$2.95Dark Horse19.6
139144Turok: Dinosaur Hunter34$2.50Acclaim19.4
140145Ninjak25$2.50Acclaim19.3
141158Damage16$2.25DC19.3
142148Turok: Dinosaur Hunter33$2.50Acclaim19.0
14394Nira X Cyberangel1$3.75Entity18.9
144126Chiaroscuro Private Lives of da Vinci3$2.95DC18.9
145149Ninjak26$2.50Acclaim18.9
146161Shade the Changing Man63$2.25DC18.8
147151Solar: Man of the Atom51$2.50Acclaim18.7
148129Dirty Pair Fatal But Not Serious1$2.95Dark Horse18.7
149163Judge Dredd14$2.25DC18.7
15097Shaiana1$3.75Entity18.7
151153Solar: Man of the Atom52$2.50Acclaim18.5
152179Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Secret Service1$1.95Gladstone18.3
153133Harlan Allison's Dream Corridor5$2.95Dark Horse18.1
154155Ghostdancing6$2.50DC18.1
155168Rebels 9511$2.25DC18.0
156135Jaguar God3$2.95Verotik18.0
157169Deathstroke51$2.25DC18.0
158138Kabuki: Circle of Blood4$2.95Caliber17.7
159181John Jakes Mullkon Empire3$1.95Tekno17.7
160171Darkstars34$2.25DC17.6
161139Verotika5$2.95Verotik17.6
162185Might Morphin Power Rangers 23$1.95Gladstone17.2
163159Samuree2$2.50Acclaim17.2
164175Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law10$2.25DC17.0
165176Outsiders22$2.25DC16.8
16685Radioactive Man0$4.95Bongo16.6
167165Magnus Robot Fighter58$2.50Acclaim16.5
168166Bloodshot39$2.50Acclaim16.4
169167Bloodshot38$2.50Acclaim16.4
170115Aster the Last Celestial Knight 80-Page Colossal1$3.75Entity16.3
171170Magnus Robot Fighter57$2.50Acclaim16.1
172152Ms. Cyanide & Ice1$2.95Blackout15.8
173175Eternal Warrior44$2.50Acclaim15.7
174220Animaniacs5$1.50DC15.5
175174Eternal Warrior43$2.50Acclaim15.3
176157Devilman2$2.95Verotik15.1
177119Grendel Classics1$3.95Dark Horse15.0
178177Visitor13$2.50Acclaim14.9
179178X17$2.50Dark Horse14.8
180228Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Secret Service2$1.25Image14.6
181187Primal Force11$2.25DC14.4
182191Fate11$2.25DC14.2
183180Visitor12$2.50Acclaim14.2
184214Triumph4$1.75DC14.1
185215Loose Cannon4$1.75DC14.0
186183Shadowman42$2.50Acclaim13.6
187195Black Lightning8$2.25DC13.4
188184Indiana Jones & the Spear of Diana4$2.50Dark Horse13.4
189196Animal Man87$2.25DC13.4
190188Legend of Mother Sarah4$2.50Dark Horse13.0
191189Poison Elves3$2.50Sirius12.9
192190Cynder2$2.50Immortelle12.9
193192Oh! My Goddess Vol. 26$2.50Dark Horse12.7
194192Elfquest Hidden Years22$2.50Warp12.7
195182Ranma 1/2 Part IV7$2.75Viz12.4
196197Knighthawk6$2.50Acclaim12.0
197198Knighthawk5$2.50Acclaim11.7
198200Elfquest New Blood29$2.50Warp11.3
199208Cerebus196$2.25Aardvark-Vanheim11.2
200202Icon29$2.50DC11.0
201186Devil-Jack1$2.95Doom11.0
202207Blood Syndicate30$2.50DC10.6
203199Battle Angel Alita Part V1$2.75Viz10.4
204248Uncle Scrooge294$1.50Gladstone10.4
205219Manhunter10$2.25DC10.3
206209City Knights2$2.50Acclaim10.0
207210Jink6$2.50Warp10.0
208211Gunsmith Cats3$2.50Dark Horse10.0
209279Static27$.99DC10.0
210242Long Hot Summer3$2.50DC10.0
211213Tex Avery's Screwball Squirrel1$2.50Dark Horse9.9
212205Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind1$2.75Viz9.9
213146From Hell0$4.95Kitchen Sink9.7
214216Hardware31$2.50DC9.7
215237Argus5$1.75DC9.5
216201Return to Jurassic Park4$2.95Topps9.4
217203Star Blazers1$2.95Comico9.3
218221Rebels 957$2.50Warp8.9
219217Strangers in Paradise6$2.75Abstract8.7
220260Scooby Doo1$1.50Archie8.4
221262Looney Tunes18$1.50DC8.2
222241Tales from the Crypt13$2.00Gemstone8.1
223268Donald Duck Adventures34$1.50Gladstone7.8
224250Maxx1$1.95Image7.8
225226Dark Horse Presents99$2.50Dark Horse7.5
226227Agents of Law5$2.50Dark Horse7.5
227222Raven Chronicles1$2.95Caliber7.5
228231Araknis1$2.50Mushroom7.1
229164Hunter's Heart2$5.95DC7.0
230234My Name is Holocaust5$2.50DC6.9
231257Walt Disney's Comics & Stories599$1.95Gladstone6.7
232224Star Wars Dark Empire II1$2.95Dark Horse6.7
233239Shadow Cabinet16$2.50DC6.6
234173Elementals Ghost of a Chance16$5.95Comico6.6
235230Mermaid's Mask1$2.75Viz6.5
236233Ninja High School47$2.75Antarctic6.3
237246Xombi16$2.50DC6.3
238236Return of Lum Urusei Yatsura8$2.75Viz6.2
239229Maison Ikkoku Part IV7$2.95Viz6.2
240194Commemorative Issue Lady Vampre0$4.95Blackout6.1
241218Kobalt16$3.95DC6.0
242232Duckman8$2.95Topps6.0
243265Shock Suspenstories13$2.00Gemstone5.9
244242X/19993$2.75Viz5.9
245269Weird Science13$2.00Gemstone5.9
246223Hurricane Girls1$3.50Antarctic5.8
247245Bio-Booster Armor Guyver4$2.75Viz5.7
248252Death Race 20204$2.50Cosmic5.7
249240MD Geist2$2.95Central Park5.5
250206Mangavizion Vol. 15$4.95Viz5.5
251243Eddie Campbell's Bacchus3$2.95Eddie Campbell5.4
252304Archie440$1.50Archie5.4
253244Oz10$2.95Caliber5.4
254305Hanna-Barbera's All-Stars1$1.50Archie5.3
255309Peepshow8$2.95Drawn & Quarterly5.3
256314Flintstones2$1.50Archie5.2
257317Cheryl Blossom2$1.50Archie5.1
258318Jetsons2$1.50Archie4.9
259256Betty & Veronica92$1.50Archie4.9
260255Sinnamon3$2.75Catfish4.8
261327Strike Secret of the Berserker4$2.75Viz4.6
262254Star Wars Dark Empire4$2.95Dark Horse4.6
263326Betty & Veronica30$1.50Archie4.6
264255Star Wars Dark Empire II3$2.95Dark Horse4.6
265327Sonic the Hedgehog27$1.50Archie4.6
266289Hagar the Horrible0$2.00Avatar4.5
267290 Sonic Triple Trouble Special1$2.00Archie4.5
268249Dark Fantasies5$3.50Dark Horse4.4
269204Dawn1$6.25Sirius4.4
270274Harriers2$2.50Entity4.4
271258XXXenophile Presents4$2.95Palliard4.3
272261Simpsons Comics & Stories1$2.95Bongo4.2
273238Negative Burn25$3.95Caliber4.2
274253Sanctuary Part III8$3.25Viz4.2
275336Veronica47$1.50Archie4.2
276251Dark Fantasies Summer's Eve Pin1$3.50Dark Horse4.1
277264Gall Force Eternal Story3$2.95Central Park4.0
278266Gremlin Trouble1$2.95Antarctic4.0
279275Dork3$2.75Slave Labor4.0
280270Omaha The Cat Dancer Vol. II6$2.95Fantagraphics3.9
281225Sade Special1$4.95Bishop Press3.9
282339Betty & Veronica Spectacular16$1.50Archie3.9
283284Bru-Hed's Breathtaking Beauties1$2.50Schism3.7
284273Scud The Disposable Assassin8$2.95First Amendment3.7
285285Welcome to the Little Shop of Horrors3$2.50Cosmic3.7
286287Star Wars: Dark Lords of the Sith1$2.50Dark Horse3.7
287320Archie's Superteens3$2.00Archie3.6
288271Robert E. Howard Riders of the Worm3$3.25Millennium3.5
289291Civil War Tales1$2.50Avatar3.5
290276Dream Wolves7$3.00Drawn & Quarterly3.5
291235Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor0$4.95Dark Horse3.5
292278Symbol of Justice2$2.95High Impact3.5
293277Grunge Comics2$3.00First Amendment3.4
294294Star Wars: Tales Freedon Nadd Uprising1$2.50Dark Horse3.4
295263Wolverine85$3.50Marvel3.4
296296Star Wars Tales Freedon Nadd Uprising2$2.50Dark Horse3.4
297299Dark5$2.50August House3.4
298280Kabuki Circle of Blood 1$2.95Caliber3.3
299286Weirdfall1$2.75Antarctic3.3
300281Buck Godot5$2.95Palliard3.3




July 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.

 

#1 #3 #5 #7

Sandman Midnight Theater led the charts in the first month with no Marvel titles eligible. Diamond did not publish order index numbers for graphic novels in this era, so units cannot be estimated.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Sandman Midnight Theater$6.95DCn.a.
22X-Files$19.95Toppsn.a.
33Golden Age$19.95DCn.a.
48Glory$9.95Imagen.a.
59Carl Bark's Library Album #43$9.95Gladstonen.a.
65Extreme Sacrifice$16.95Imagen.a.
76Ranma 1/2 Vol. 4$15.95Vizn.a.
814Kabuki Compilation #1$7.95Calibern.a.
912Donald Duck Stories in Color #19$10.95Gladstonen.a.
104Bone Vol. 1 Out from Boneville$19.95Cartoonn.a.
117Enigma$19.95DCn.a.
1210Predator: Race War$17.95Dark Horsen.a.
1311Melting Pot Collection$19.95Kitchen Sinkn.a.
1421Pussey$8.95Fantagraphicsn.a.
1517Lone Ranger & Tonto Break-Up$13.95Toppsn.a.
1616Blab #8$16.95Kitchen Sinkn.a.
1726Minimum Wage$8.95Fantagraphicsn.a.
1818Baoh Vol. 2$14.95Vizn.a.
1935Ninja High School Vol. 6$7.95Antarcticn.a.
2037Ersatz Peach$7.95Aeonn.a.
2119Concrete Complete Short Stories$15.95Dark Horsen.a.
2215Betty Boop's Sunday Best $19.95Kitchen Sinkn.a.
2329Epicurus the Sage Book One$9.95DCn.a.
2425Weird Science Fantasy Annual #2$12.95Gemstonen.a.
2513El Gaucho$28.95NBMn.a.