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August 1995 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


With this month's market shares, Diamond Comic Distributors tried to look at only "full-line" retailers -- those stores that were ordering from DC, Dark Horse, Image, and at least one other publisher. That's because a number of retailers had signed on with Diamond just for DC comics, which were in their second month of exclusivity agreement at Diamond. That would soon be the case, as well, for retailers seeking books from Dark Horse and Image; their exclusive agreements at with Diamond had just been announced at the San Diego Comic Book Expo.

While tops at Diamond, Spawn #35 almost certainly wasn't the top-seller in the industry. Marvel had stopped distributing its comics through all other distributors but Heroes World Distribution beginning with July, and Heroes World's sales are not publicly known before September 1996. This was the last month that Capital City Distribution had DC comics — and while it didn't have Marvels either, 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 Wolverine #93 in first place, projecting Spawn in fifth.

While the industry was in serious trouble, at least one fad was thriving: "bad girl" comics, as typified by this month's second place title, Lady Death in Lingerie #1, which even at $2.50 outranked every DC title.

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
15Spawn35$1.95Image225.8
21Lady Death in Lingerie1$2.95Chaos202.4
36Spawn Blood Feud3$2.25Image186.7
42Shi Cyblade Special1$2.95Crusade164.7
512WildC.A.T.s23$2.50Image108.7
613Zealot1$2.50Image104.3
77Batman: Vengeance of Bane II0$3.95DC104.2
823Superman105$1.95DC102.3
927Batman523$1.95DC100.0
1028Action Comics714$1.95DC100.0
1129Adventures of Superman528$1.95DC99.8
1211X-Files8$2.95Topps98.4
1330Superman: Man of Steel49$1.95DC98.0
143Batman Man-Bat1$4.95DC97.8
1515Wetworks10$2.50Image97.0
168X-Files Annual1$3.95Topps94.3
1757Pit1/2$1.50Image93.9
1834Superman: Man of Tomorrow2$1.95DC93.0
1917Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Sith Wars1$2.50Dark Horse91.0
2036Detective Comics690$1.95DC90.6
219Prophet Vol. 21$3.50Image89.5
224Darkseid vs. Galactus Hunger1$4.95DC89.3
2346Sovereign Seven4$1.95DC82.9
2447Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight76$1.95DC81.7
2552Batman: Shadow of the Bat43$1.95DC80.4
2624Violator Badrock4$2.50Image79.4
2718Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron2$2.95Dark Horse76.7
2819Batman Chronicles2$2.95DC75.6
2920Ripclaw Special0$2.95Image74.0
3056Robin21$1.95DC73.4
3133Team 1 WildC.A.T.s2$2.50Image73.1
3221Catwoman25$2.95DC72.9
3345Nightwing2$2.25DC72.0
3435Glory0$2.50Image72.0
3558Wonder Woman102$1.95DC72.0
3659Azrael9$1.95DC71.9
3766Green Lantern67$1.75DC71.2
3849Kurt Busiek's Astro City1$2.25Image70.7
3937Weapon Zero T-Minus1$2.50Image70.5
4038Grifter4$2.50Image69.3
4139Blood Pool1$2.50Image69.1
4240Chapel1$2.50Image68.2
4341Wildstorm1$2.50Image68.1
4442Vyberforce Code Stryke Force2$2.50Image67.8
4544Backlash11$2.50Image65.7
4614Batman: Shadow of the Bat Anniversary3$3.95DC64.7
4748Berzerkers1$2.50Image63.7
4850Crypt1$2.50Image63.5
4931Avengelyne Swimsuit Book0$2.95Maximum63.3
5010Batman: Brotherhood of the Bat1$4.95DC63.2
5151Ballistic2$2.50Image63.2
5232Vengeance of Vampirella17$2.95Harris63.1
5354Team 1 Stormwatch2$2.50Image61.7
5416Azrael Annual1$3.95DC61.3
5555Stormwatch27$2.50Image57.9
5622Green Lantern Annual4$3.50DC57.7
5772Superboy20$1.95DC57.1
5873Maxx18$1.95Image56.9
5925Batman Knightgallery1$3.50DC56.1
6026Knightmare0$3.50Image55.7
6160Extreme 3000 Prelude0$2.50Image54.2
6261Ash5$2.50Event53.7
6384Flash106$1.75DC53.3
6453Warrior Nun Areala Book Two1$2.95Antarctic52.8
6562Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt1$2.50Dark Horse52.4
6663Ghost5$2.50Dark Horse51.2
6764Savage Dragon22$2.50Image50.6
6865Aliens vs. Predator War4$2.50Dark Horse49.9
6968Deathblow19$2.50Image48.0
7069Spartan Warrior Spirit2$2.50Image47.4
7170Alliance 1$2.50Image47.0
7271Union7$2.50Image45.1
7398Aquaman13$1.75DC44.2
7493New Gods1$1.95DC42.5
7575Team Youngblood21$1.95Image41.5
7686Lobo20$2.50DC40.8
7777Tarzan vs. Predator: Earth's Core2$2.25Dark Horse40.4
7878Supreme 0$2.50Image39.4
7980Preacher7$2.50DC38.3
8081Books of Magic17$2.50DC38.1
8182Law & Order1$2.50Maximum37.8
8287New Shadowhawk2$2.50Image36.7
83722Justice League America104$1.75DC36.4
8489Magic the Gathering: Arabian Nights1$2.50Acclaim35.3
85130Power of Shazam8$1.75DC34.9
8690Bloodstrike Assassin3$2.50Image34.8
87132Impulse7$1.75DC34.4
8891Brigade23$2.50Image34.3
89139Batman Adventures36$1.75DC33.5
9043Big Guy & Rusty the Robot Boy2$4.95Dark Horse33.3
91117Isaac Asimov's I-Bots1$.95Tekno33.3
92121Steel20$1.95DC32.9
9394Star Trek: The Next Generation76$2.50DC32.8
9479Widow Metal Gypsies1$3.00London Night32.1
95105Green Arrow101$2.25DC32.1
9696Magic the Gathering: Antiquities War2$2.50Acclaim31.8
97107Starman12$2.25DC31.6
9888Satanika1$2.95Verotik31.0
9967Star Trek: The Next Generation Special3$3.95DC30.9
100100Magic the Gathering: Wayfarer2$2.50Acclaim30.5
101101Newmen17$2.50Image30.1
10274Vertigo Gallery Dreams & Night0$1.50DC30.0
103202X-Files1$1.05Topps29.8
104113New Titans126$2.25DC29.6
105114Hellblazer94$2.25DC29.5
106103Bloodwulf1$2.50Image29.4
107104Star Trek76$2.50DC29.3
108143Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice4$1.95Tekno29.3
109116Simpsons Comics11$2.25Bongo29.2
11076Shadowdragon Annual1$3.50DC29.0
11192Vampirella Classic4$2.95Harris28.8
112119Spectre34$2.25DC28.6
113120Gene Roddenberry's Xander Lost Universe1$2.25Tekno28.5
114155Guy Gardner Warrior35$1.75DC28.4
115123Legion of Super-Heroes73$2.25DC28.3
116108X-O Manowar53$2.50Acclaim28.1
117109X-O Manowar54$2.50Acclaim27.6
11895Showcase 959$2.95DC27.6
119111Deadly Duo3$2.50Image27.4
120129Legionnaires30$2.25DC27.3
121151Leonard Nimoy's Primortals10$1.95Tekno27.2
12297Goddess5$2.95DC26.9
123112Battlestar Galactica2$2.50Maximum26.8
12485Jaguar God0$3.50Verotik26.5
125115Babylon 59$2.50DC26.3
12699Mars Attacks1$2.95Topps26.2
127118Dark Horse Presents 1001$2.50Dark Horse26.0
128140Groo9$2.25Image25.6
129102Death of Lady Vampre1$2.95Blackout25.4
130124Regulators3$2.50Image25.4
131126Species3$2.50Dark Horse25.2
132127Super Patriot Liberty & Justice3$2.50Image25.1
133171Justice League Task Force28$1.75DC24.9
134128Dark Horse Presents 1002$2.50Dark Horse24.7
135173Extreme Justice9$1.75DC24.5
136131Star3$2.50Image24.4
137147Sandman Mystery Theater31$2.25DC24.4
138106Rook1$2.95Harris24.2
139149Hawkman25$2.25DC24.2
140166Dark Horse Presents 1005$2.50Dark Horse24.0
141159Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero The Newmatic Man10$1.95Tekno23.9
14283Hawkman Annual2$3.95DC23.9
143136Egypt3$2.50DC23.8
144137Invisibles13$2.50DC23.7
145138Dark Horse Presents 1004$2.50Dark Horse23.4
146226X-Files Annual2$1.05Topps23.1
147141Dark Horse Presents 1003$2.50Dark Horse23.0
148152Ray17$2.25DC22.6
149144Godzilla3$2.50Dark Horse22.6
150170Neil Gaiman's Teknophage5$1.95Tekno22.5
151172Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger4$1.95Tekno22.2
152145Mask: Hunt for Green October2$2.50Dark Horse22.1
153146Millennium Fever1$2.50DC22.0
154148Motorhead1$2.50Dark Horse21.8
155135TMNT Savage Dragon Crossover0$2.75Mirage21.6
156150Others4$2.50Image21.3
157125Razor Uncut16$3.00London Night21.1
158134Hyde-251$2.95Harris20.3
159164Swamp Thing159$2.25DC20.0
160233X-Files3$1.05Topps19.9
161110Animal Mystic4$3.50Sirius19.6
162142Kabuki Color Gallery0$2.95Caliber19.4
163157Chiaroscuro Private Lives of da Vinci4$2.50DC19.1
164160Elementals1$2.50Comico18.5
165161Turok: Dinosaur Hunter35$2.50Acclaim18.3
166162Turok: Dinosaur Hunter36$2.50Acclaim18.3
167175Judge Dredd15$2.25DC18.1
168179Rbeels12$2.25DC18.0
169165Solar: Man of the Atom53$2.50Acclaim17.9
170166Solar: Man of the Atom54$2.50Acclaim17.9
171167Ninjak27$2.50Acclaim17.9
172168Outcast Special1$2.50Acclaim17.9
173169Ninjak28$2.50Acclaim17.9
174181Shade The Changing Man64$2.50DC17.8
175182Deathstroke52$2.25DC17.7
176186Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law11$2.25DC16.9
177187Outsiders23$2.25DC16.9
178154Dirty Pair Fatal But Not Serous2$2.95Dark Horse16.8
179156Devilman3$2.95Verotik16.7
180192Damage17$2.25DC16.5
181174Magnus Robot Fighter60$2.50Acclaim16.5
182176Magnus Robot Fighter59$2.50Acclaim16.3
183177Bloodshot41$2.50Acclaim16.3
184178Bloodshot40$2.50Acclaim16.2
185158Shadow and Doc Savage2$2.95Dark Horse16.1
186180Samuree3$2.50Acclaim16.0
187206Mighty Morphin Power Rangers4$1.95Gladstone15.7
188185Punx2$2.50Acclaim15.7
189207John Jakes's Mullkon Empire4$1.95Tekno15.4
190208Mighty Morphin Power Rangers2$1.95Gladstone15.3
191195Darkstars35$2.25DC15.3
192230Animaniacs6$1.50DC15.2
193189Poison Elves4$2.50Sirius15.0
194163Bloodfire Hellina1$3.00Lightning15.0
195190Eternal Warrior45$2.50Acclaim15.0
196191Eternal Warrior46$2.50Acclaim14.9
197199Primal Force12$2.25DC14.3
198201Fate12$2.25DC14.0
199270Wildstar: The Series Ashcan0$1.00Image13.5
200183Legend of Mother Sarah5$2.95Dark Horse13.4
201184Oh! My Goddess Part 27$2.95Dark Horse13.4
202197Shadowman43$2.50Acclaim13.3
203194Ranma 1/2 Part IV8$2.75Viz13.3
204198Elfquest Hidden Years23$2.50Warp13.2
205222Spawn16$1.95Image12.8
206213Animal Man88$2.25DC12.7
207153Grendel Classics Devil Eyes0$3.95Dark Horse12.7
208215Black Lightning9$2.25DC12.6
209203Elfquest Shards10$2.50Warp12.5
210204Oktane1$2.50Dark Horse12.4
211205Agents of Law6$2.50Dark Horse12.4
212210Elfquest New Blood30$2.50Warp11.8
213220Cerebus197$2.25Aardvark-Vanheim11.7
214212Elfquest Blood of Ten Chiefs19$2.50Warp11.7
215196Funsmith Cats4$2.95Dark Horse11.4
216214Icon30$2.50DC11.4
217188Stray Bullets5$3.50El Capitan10.8
218200Eye of the Storm4$2.95Rival10.8
219218Oblivion2$2.50Comico10.7
220193Alfred Harvey's Black Cat1$3.50Recollections10.5
221221Jink7$2.50Warp10.4
222231Manhunt11$2.25DC10.1
223209Vamperotica6$2.95Brainstorm10.0
224223Blood Syndicate31$2.50DC9.9
225217Battle Angel Alita Part V2$2.75Viz9.8
226224Nira X Cyberangel2$2.50Entity9.8
227225Hardware32$2.50DC9.7
228227City Knights3$2.50Acclaim9.5
229229Static28$2.50DC9.2
230219Return to Jurassic Park5$2.95Topps9.0
231263Argus6$1.75DC9.0
232250Uncle Scrooge Adventures35$1.95Gladstone8.8
233273Looney Tunes19$1.50DC8.7
234256Spawn10$1.95Image8.5
235228Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind2$2.75Viz8.4
236258Spawn12$1.95Image8.4
237232Archangels The Saga Book2$2.50Eternal8.4
238313Xombi17$.99DC7.6
239536Donald Duck293$.00Gladstone7.6
240283Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse2$1.50Gladstone7.4
241235Casey Jones & Raphael2$2.75Mirage7.4
242244Tex Aveery's Screwball Squirrel2$2.50Dark Horse7.3
243245Metal Militia1$2.50Entity7.2
244238Return of Lum: Urusei Yatsura1$2.75Viz7.2
245261Walt Disney Giant2$2.25Gladstone7.1
246240Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 215$2.75Mirage7.0
247234Oz0$2.95Caliber6.9
248251Shadow Cabinet17$2.50DC6.8
249239Maison Ikkoku Part IV8$2.95Viz6.6
250237Raw City1$3.00Drawn & Quarterly6.6
251272Vault of Horror13$2.00Gemstone6.6
252291Hanna Barbera Presents1$1.50Archie6.5
253242Temptation1$2.95Fantagraphics6.3
254241Sade0$3.00Bishop6.3
255252Mermaid's Mask2$2.75Viz6.1
256246Eddie Campbell's Bacchus4$2.95Eddie Campbell6.1
257276Weird Fantasy 13$2.00Gemstone6.0
258247Stainless Steel Armadillo4$2.95Antarctic6.0
259257Bio-Booster Armor Guyver5$2.75Viz6.0
260248Vampire Verses1$2.95Cry for Dawn5.9
261211Hunter's Heart3$4.95DC5.9
262269X/19994$2.75Viz5.9
263298Archie441$1.50Archie5.8
264253Project A-Ko3$2.95Malibu5.7
265254Inferno1$2.95Caliber5.6
266255MD Geist3$2.95Central Park5.6
267216Mangavizion Vol. 16$4.95Viz5.5
268260Babylon Cruhs2$2.95Bongo5.4
269269Alister the Slayer1$2.50Midnight5.4
270262Xenya4$2.95Sanctuary5.4
271285Two-Fisted Tales13$2.00Gemstone5.3
272304Cheryl Blossom3$1.50Archie5.3
273265TMNT Vol. 29$2.75Mirage5.2
274308Scooby Doo2$1.50Archie5.2
275266TMNT Vol. 210$2.75Mirage5.1
276267Hardcore1$2.75Cry for Dawn5.1
277236Horny Biker Sluts9$3.95Last Gasp5.1
278249Death Race 20205$3.50Cosmic5.0
279314Betty & Veronica93$1.50Archie5.0
280264Sanctuary Part 41$3.25Viz4.8
281316Betty & Veronica31$1.50Archie4.8
282317Flintstones3$1.50Archie4.8
283318Sonic the Hedgehog28$1.50Archie4.7
284243Predator Invaders Fourth Dimension28$3.95Dark Horse4.7
285278Distant Soil11$2.50Aria4.6
286322Jetsons3$1.50Archie4.5
287326Veronica48$1.50Archie4.4
288284Gensaga Ancient Warrior1$2.50Entity4.4
289540Lady Death in Lingerie Promo1$.00Chaos4.2
290288Axed Files0$2.50Parody4.1
291275Omaha the Cat Dancer Vol. I5$2.95Fantagraphics4.1
292282Small-Bodied Ninja High School6$2.75Antarctic4.1
293277Underwater4$2.95Drawn & Quarterly4.0
294333Archie & Friends16$1.50Archie3.9
295293Wandering Star9$2.50Pen & Ink3.8
296281Naughty Bits17$2.95Fantagraphics3.8
297279Hepcats13$3.00Double Diamond3.8
298280Hepcats14$3.00Double Diamond3.8
299290Gold Digger24$2.75Antarctic3.5
300287Bloodchilde5$2.95Millennium3.5

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August 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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Star Wars: Dark Empire II was the top-selling graphic novel, and likely would have been regardless of whether Marvel was included. Diamond did not publish order index numbers for graphic novels in this era, so units cannot be estimated.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12Star Wars: Dark Empire II$17.95Dark Horsen.a.
24Complete Bone Adventures Vol. III$12.95Cartoonn.a.
33Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey$14.95DCn.a.
41Sandman: Preludes/Nocturnes HC$29.95DCn.a.
57Appleseed Databook$12.95Dark Horsen.a.
610Carl Bark's Library Album #44$9.95Gladstonen.a.
78Donald Duck Stories in Color #20$10.95Gladstonen.a.
86Battle Angel Alita: Angel of Victory$15.95Vizn.a.
920Magic the Gathering: Shadow Mage #1$4.95Acclaimn.a.
1021Magic the Gathering: Shadow Mage #2$4.95Acclaimn.a.
115Stuck Rubber Baby HC$24.95DCn.a.
1211Bubblegum Crisis: Grand Mal$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
139Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Perfect Collection 2$17.95Vizn.a.
1412Crying Freeman Perfect Collection Portable Killer$19.95Vizn.a.
1528Betty in Bondage: Jungle Captain #2$6.95Shungan.a.
1622Mask in School Spirits HC$10.95Dark Horsen.a.
1723Life on Another Planet$12.95Kitchen Sinkn.a.
1824Lolita Vol. 2$9.95NBMn.a.
1919Button Man: The Killing Game$15.95Kitchen Sinkn.a.
2026Young Hoods in Love$9.95Fantagraphicsn.a.
2116Erotic Art: Reed Waller Expanded Ed.$19.95Fantagraphicsn.a.
2217Famous Monsters Chronicles$19.95Fantagraphicsn.a.
2329Tigers of Terra Book One$9.95Antarcticn.a.
2440Predator vs. Magnus$7.95Dark Horsen.a.
2518Billi$19.95WATn.a.