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October 1995 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


With Diamond Comic Distributors having won exclusive agreements with most of the larger non-Marvel publishers, there remained a lack of action at the top of the charts. The Dark Horse, Image, and Acclaim agreements were yet to start, but retailers were already shifting business to Diamond.

The strong Star Wars: Heir to the Empire launch edged out Batman, where "Knightfall" was underway. Once again for its market shares, Diamond looked at only "full-line" retailers -- those stores that were ordering from DC, Dark Horse, Image, and at least one other publisher.

Not carried by Diamond, Spider-Man/Batman enjoyed strong sales, a harbinger of what could be expected from Marvel Vs. DC in 1996

Capital City published its final unit sales charts this month.

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, and Diamond was the only distributor carrying DC comics. True industry-wide rankings would greatly differ.
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
12Spawn37$1.95Image245.7
21Gen 136$2.50Image216.2
36Witchblade1$2.50Image132.4
412WildC.A.T.s24$2.50Image109.2
57Star Wars: Heir to the Empire1$2.95Dark Horse102.2
68Shi Senryaku2$2.99Crusade100.6
725Batman525$1.95DC100.0
89X-Files10$2.95Topps98.5
927Superman107$1.95DC98.2
1010X-Files11$2.95Topps97.4
1111Star Wars: Empire's End1$2.95Dark Horse96.3
1230Action Comics716$1.95DC95.8
1331Adventures of Superman530$1.95DC95.5
1432Superman: The Man of Steel51$1.95DC94.9
1539Detective Comics692$1.95DC88.7
1614Evil Ernie: Straight to Hell1$2.95Chaos88.5
1716Avengelyne Power1$2.50Maximum88.5
1841Superman: The Man of Tomorrow3$1.95DC87.0
1917Ripclaw1$2.50Image86.7
2015Vampirella Strikes1$2.95Harris83.5
2120Sandman73$2.50DC82.7
2235Cyberforce17$2.25Image80.4
2346Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight78$1.95DC79.0
2424Weapon Zero0$2.50Image78.7
254Batman Man-Bat3$4.95DC77.8
2653Batman: Shadow of the Bat45$1.95DC76.5
2728Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Sith War3$2.50Dark Horse75.4
2856Wonder Woman104$1.95DC73.1
2933Zealot3$2.50Image72.9
3058Robin23$1.95DC72.0
3136Vogue1$2.50Image71.2
3219Underworld Unleashed: Devil's Asylum1$2.95DC70.3
335Batman: Ghosts A Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special1$4.95DC70.1
3437Grifter6$2.50Image69.9
3561Azrael11$1.95DC69.4
3623Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron4$2.95Dark Horse68.2
3747Nightwing4$2.25DC68.1
3840Grifter Badrock1$2.50Image68.1
3964Catwoman27$1.95DC67.9
4068Green Lantern69$1.75DC67.7
4113Doomsday Annual1$3.95DC67.4
423Batman: The Ultimate Evil1$5.95DC66.3
4366Sovereign Seven6$1.95DC65.9
4455Maxx20$2.25Image64.4
4529Underworld Unleashed2$2.95DC63.8
4644Deathblow21$2.50Image63.6
4734Underworld Unleashed 3$2.95DC61.7
4848Stormwatch29$2.50Image60.8
4949Velocity2$2.50Image60.8
5050Glory7$2.50Image60.7
5151Backlash13$2.50Image60.2
5254Riptide2$2.50Image59.3
5371Superboy22$1.95DC58.8
5438Vengeance of Vampirella19$2.95Harris58.8
5557Wildstorm3$2.50Image56.4
5643Vampirella Pinup Special1$2.95Harris55.3
5726Chaos Bible1$3.50Chaos54.9
5882Flash108$1.75DC54.7
5960Ash6$2.50Event54.2
6063Youngblood2$2.50Image53.3
6118Sovereign Seven Annual1$3.95DC53.2
6245Underworld Unleashed: Abyss Hell's Sentinel1$2.95DC52.4
6352Underworld Unleashed Patterns1$2.95DC50.6
6442Wildstorms Chamber of Horor1$3.50Image47.1
6570Ghost7$2.50Dark Horse46.7
6672Chapel3$2.50Image45.6
6773Allies1$2.50Image45.4
6865Bone21$2.95Image44.7
6999Aquaman15$1.75DC44.3
7080Kurt Busiek's Astro City3$2.25Image43.0
7177Bloodpool3$2.50Image41.0
7278Preacher9$2.50DC40.1
7390Lobo22$2.25DC39.6
7459Superman: The Man of Steel Gallery1$3.50DC38.9
7581Spartan: Warrior Spirit4$2.50Image38.7
7692Lobo I Quit1$2.25DC38.4
7783Bloodstrike Assassin0$2.50Image37.9
7884Tarzan vs. Predator Earth's Code3$2.50Dark Horse37.7
7985Books of Magic19$2.50DC37.6
80122Batman & Robin Adventures2$1.75DC37.0
8186Union8$2.50Image36.7
8288Brigade26$2.50Image36.5
8389Star Wars Droids6$2.50Dark Horse36.4
84124Impulse9$1.75DC36.2
85126Justice League America106$1.75DC36.0
8676Warrior Nun Areala Book Two2$2.95Antarctic35.7
8791Wildstar2$2.50Image35.2
8821Magic the Gathering: Homelands2$5.95Acclaim34.7
8922Horrorist1$5.95DC34.2
9094Berzerkers3$2.50Image34.1
9162Lobo Annual3$3.95DC33.8
9295New Shadowhawk4$2.50Image33.7
93102Legion of Super-heroes75$2.25DC33.7
94104Starman14$2.25DC33.3
95133Power of Shazam10$1.75DC33.1
9696Supreme32$2.50Image33.1
97127Steel22$1.95DC32.3
9897Star Trek: The Next Generation78$2.50DC32.0
9967Star Trek: The Next Generation Annual6$3.95DC31.7
10098Star Trek: The Next Generation Ill Wind1$2.50DC31.6
10187Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror1$2.95Bongo31.1
102111Legionnaires32$2.25DC30.7
103113Green Arrow103$2.25DC30.5
104101Newmen19$2.50Image30.4
105103Star Trek: The Next Generation Ill Wind2$2.50DC30.3
106114Spectre36$2.25DC30.3
107116Hellblazer96$2.25DC29.8
10869Star Trek Annual6$3.95DC29.6
109105Battlestar Galactica4$2.50Maximum29.6
11093Showcase 9512$2.95DC29.0
111121Simpsons Comics13$2.25Bongo28.9
112106Risk1$2.50Maximum28.9
113107Star Trek78$2.50DC28.7
114123New Titans128$2.25DC28.3
115150Guy Gardner Warrior37$1.75DC27.8
116112Alliance3$2.50Image27.5
117144New Gods3$1.95DC27.4
118115X-O Manowar57$2.50Acclaim27.1
11975Star Trek Special3$3.95DC27.1
120128Groo11$2.25Image27.1
121117X-O Manowar58$2.50Acclaim26.8
122118Industrial Gothic1$2.50DC26.4
123119Shaman's Tears12$2.50Image26.3
124155Extreme Justice11$1.75DC26.2
125120Shaman's Tears13$2.50Image26.2
126100Goddess7$2.95DC26.0
127159Justice League Task Force30$1.75DC25.8
128131Sandman Mystery Theater33$2.25DC25.8
12979Ghost in the Shell8$3.95Dark Horse25.4
130125Babylon 511$2.50DC25.3
131139Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice 6$2.25Tekno24.6
132140Leonard Nimoy's Primortals12$2.25Tekno24.3
133108Jaguar God4$2.95Verotik24.2
134109Madman Comics9$2.95Dark Horse24.1
135129Egypt 5$2.50DC24.0
136145Hawkman27$2.25DC23.7
137110Satanika2$2.95Verotik23.6
138146Ray19$2.25DC23.6
139130Vanguard2$2.50Image23.5
140132Invisibles15$2.50DC23.2
141134Law & Order3$2.50Maximum23.1
142136Godzilla5$2.50Dark Horse22.9
143138Antiquities War Magic the Gathering4$2.50Acclaim22.1
144142Magic the Gathering Wayfarer4$2.50Acclaim21.7
145147Regulators4$2.50Image21.1
146153Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero Newmatic Man12$2.25Tekno20.7
147154Issac Asimov's I-Bots3$2.25Tekno20.5
148148Mask: Hunt for the Green October4$2.50Dark Horse20.5
149158Gene Roddenberry's Xander in Lost3$2.25Tekno20.2
150160Tank Girl Apocalypse2$2.25DC20.0
151161Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger6$2.25Tekno19.9
152162Swamp Thing161$2.25DC19.4
153163Neil Gaiman's Teknophage7$2.25Tekno19.4
15473Grendel Cycle7$5.95Dark Horse19.1
155137Lethal Stryke2$3.00London Night18.9
156141Chiaroscuro Private Lives of da Vinci6$2.95DC18.5
157143Mars Attacks3$2.95Topps18.3
158156Turok: Dinosaur Hunter39$2.50Acclaim18.3
159171Rebels 9514$2.25DC18.3
160172Damage19$2.25DC18.3
161176Shade the Changing Man66$2.25DC17.7
162539Wizard51$.00Wizard17.6
163165Posion Elves6$2.50Sirius17.2
164149Dirty Pair Fatal But Not Serious4$2.95Dark Horse17.1
165167Vigilante City Lights Prairie2$2.50DC16.8
166168Millennium Fever3$2.50DC16.7
167169Dark Horse Presents102$2.50Dark Horse16.7
168184Judge Dredd17$2.25DC16.5
169170X-O Manowar19$2.50Dark Horse16.5
170135Bad Girls of Blackout1$3.50Blackout16.4
171187Deathstroke54$2.25DC16.3
172173Solar: Man of the Atom58$2.50Acclaim16.3
173174Solar: Man of the Atom57$2.50Acclaim16.3
174151Devilman5$2.95Verotik16.3
175191Fate14$2.25DC16.0
176192Darkstars37$2.25DC16.0
177152Widow Metal Gypsies3$3.00London Night15.8
178193Primal Force14$2.25DC15.7
179157Rook3$2.95Harris15.4
180181Magnus Robot Fighter64$2.50Acclaim15.1
181182Mag63$2.50Acclaim15.1
182197Judge Dredd Legends of the Law13$2.25DC15.1
183183Bloodshot44$2.50Acclaim14.9
184185Eternal Warrior49$2.50Acclaim14.8
185164Cauldron1$2.95Realm14.7
1861663 x 3 Eyes1$2.95Dark Horse14.4
187194Eternal Warrior the Wings of Justice1$2.50Acclaim14.1
188195Punx4$2.50Acclaim13.9
189175Jason vs. Leatherface1$2.95Topps13.7
190200Elfquest Two-Spear1$2.25Warp13.6
191201Elfquest Kahvi1$2.25Warp13.5
192190Ranma 1/2 Part IV10$2.75Viz13.3
193235Animaniacs8$1.50DC13.3
194203Elfquest Hidden Years25$2.25Warp13.3
195177Legend of Mother Sarah7$2.95Dark Horse13.2
196178Vampire Miyu1$2.95Antarctic12.9
197179Book of Ballads & Sagas1$2.95Green Man12.9
198180Stray Bullets7$2.95El Capitan12.8
199208Elfquest Shards12$2.25Warp12.6
200186Gunsmith Cats6$2.95Dark Horse12.6
201188Doc Savage Curse of the Fire God2$2.95Dark Horse12.5
202209Cerebus199$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim12.4
203211John Jakes's Mullkon Empire6$2.25Tekno12.2
204215Elfquest New Blood32$2.25Warp11.8
205204Red Dragon1$2.50Comico11.8
206196Cross0$2.95Dark Horse11.6
207217Black Lightning11$2.25DC11.6
208207Elementals 3$2.50Comico11.3
209210Icon32$2.50DC11.1
210212Motorhead3$2.50Dark Horse10.8
211198Fangs of the Widow London Night Ed.3$3.00London Night10.7
212262Mighty I4$1.25Image10.6
213206Riot1$2.75Viz10.5
214199Morbid Angel Penance1$3.00London Night10.4
215234Wolverine90$1.95Marvel10.4
216280Blood Syndicate33$.99DC10.4
217218Nira X Cyberangel4$2.50Express10.3
218227Jink8$2.25Warp10.2
219202Vamperotica8$2.95Brainstorm10.2
220205Eye of the Storm5$2.95Rival9.8
221213Battle Angel Alita Part V4$2.75Viz9.8
222214Hellina Catfight 1$2.75Lightning9.8
223221Mark2$2.50Dark Horse9.7
224222Tex Avery's Droops1$2.50Dark Horse9.6
225223Hardware34$2.50DC9.4
226239Uncle Scrooge Adventures36$1.95Gladstone9.3
227224Cynder3$2.50Immortelle9.3
228225Static30$2.50DC9.3
229233Rebels 959$2.25Warp9.2
230242Tales from the Crypt14$2.00Gemstone8.7
231219Vamperotica Commermorative Platinum14$2.95Brainstorm8.6
232220Return to Jurassic Park7$2.95Topps8.5
233226Scimidar1$2.75Cry for Dawn8.4
234232Oktane3$2.50Dark Horse8.3
235228Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind4$2.75Viz8.3
236247Donald Duck294$1.95Gladstone8.3
237230Star Blazers2$2.95Voyager7.4
238275Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse3$1.50Gladstone7.4
239246Walt Disney Giant3$2.25Gladstone7.2
240238Usagi Yojmbo Vol. 216$2.75Mirage6.9
241244Oblivion4$2.50Comico6.7
242236Babylon Crush3$2.95Bongo6.7
243237Maison Ikkoku Part IV10$2.95Viz6.6
244241Return of Lum Part 23$2.75Viz6.5
245266Weird Science14$2.00Gemstone6.3
246249Xombi19$2.50DC6.3
247189Green Candles2$5.95DC6.2
248240Death Rattle1$2.95Kitchen Sink6.1
249290Betty & Veronica95$1.50Archie6.1
250270Shock Suspensestories14$2.00Gemstone6.1
251296Archie443$1.50Archie4.9
252256Strike Force America2$2.50Comico4.9
253259Skin 131/2$2.50Express5.7
254250Bio-Booster Armor Guyver7$2.75Viz5.7
255259American Splendor Windfall2$3.95Dark Horse5.6
256245Eddie Campbell's Bacchus6$2.95Eddie Campbell5.6
257260Innocents1$2.50Radical5.5
258255X/19996$2.75Viz5.5
259248Stainless Steel Armadillo5$2.95Antarctic5.4
260216Mangavizion Vol. 18$4.95Viz5.3
261231Ninja High School Yearbook 19950$3.95Antarctic5.3
262303Scooby Doo4$1.50Archie5.3
263251Oz Special Tin Man1$2.95Caliber5.2
264252Devil-Jack2$2.95Doom Theater5.2
265253Project A-Ko Versus1$2.95Central Park5.2
266264Metal Militia3$2.50Express5.1
267254Oz Special Freedom Forces1$2.95Caliber5.1
268308Sonic the Hedgehog30$1.50Archie5.0
269257Scud the the Disposable Assassin9$2.95Fireman5.0
270268Skin 131/2$2.50Express4.9
271310Betty33$1.50Archie4.9
272269Skin 131/2$2.50Express4.9
273243Black Cat2$3.50Lorne-Harvey4.9
274288X-Men41$1.95Marvel4.9
275261TMNT Vol. 213$2.75Mirage4.9
276289Archie's Christmas Stocking3$2.00Archie4.8
277318Veronica49$1.50Archie4.7
278258Sanctuary Part 43$3.25Viz4.5
279298Sonic the Hedgehog Presents1$2.00Archie4.4
280325Jughead76$1.50Archie4.4
281326Hanna-Barbera Presents2$1.50Archie4.4
282329TMNT Year of the Turtle1$1.50Archie4.3
283272Sinnamon4$2.75Catfish4.3
284330Flintstones5$1.50Archie4.3
285265XXXenophile Presents5$2.95Palliard4.3
286331Betty & Veronica Spectacular17$1.50Archie4.3
287332Sonic the Hedgehog Presents Tales2$1.50Archie4.3
288267Optic Nerve2$2.95Dramenon4.2
289271Bloodchilde0$2.95Millennium4.1
290286Cyberhood0$2.50Express3.9
291279Betty & Veronica Double Digest55$2.75Archie3.7
292348Jetsons5$1.50Archie3.7
293291Rock N Roll High School1$2.50Cosmic3.6
294293Death Race 20207$2.50Cosmic3.6
295291SOB Special Operations Branch1$2.50Promethean3.6
296285Gold Digger25$2.75Antarctic3.6
297278Buck Godot Zapgun for Hire6$2.95Palliard3.6
298320Sabrina's Holiday Spectacular3$2.00Archie3.5
299281Heartstopper4$2.95Millennium3.4
300323Uncanny X-Men321$1.95Marvel3.4




October 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 #4 #5 #6

The Dark Horse/DC crossover, Batman vs. Predator II, was the top unit seller, although the Sandman: The Doll's House hardcover was the top dollar book. Diamond did not publish order index numbers for graphic novels in this era, so units cannot be estimated.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
13Batman vs. Predator II: Bloodmatch$6.95DCn.a.
22Big Book of Conspiracies$12.95DCn.a.
38Satanika$9.95Verotikn.a.
41Sandman Doll's House HC$29.95DCn.a.
54Wildstorm Rising$16.95Imagen.a.
65Rascals in Paradise$16.95Dark Horsen.a.
713Hellina Catfight$9.95Lightningn.a.
810Evil Ernie Revenge$12.95Chaosn.a.
916Carl Bark's Library Album$9.95Gladstonen.a.
1017Donald Duck Adventures in Color$10.95Gladstonen.a.
1128Fallen Empires: Magic the Gathering$4.95Acclaimn.a.
1219Archie Americana Best of the Sixties$9.95Archien.a.
139Star Trek Revisitations$19.95DCn.a.
1412Marsha Washington Goes to War$17.95Dark Horsen.a.
156Classic Star Wars Trilogy Boxed$29.95Dark Horsen.a.
1614Mai the Psychic Girl Perfect Collection VL$119.95Vizn.a.
1721Classic Star Wars Return of the Jedi$9.95Dark Horsen.a.
1822Classic Star Wars A New Hope$9.95Dark Horsen.a.
1923Classic Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back$9.95Dark Horsen.a.
207Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimmy Hendrix$35.00Kitchen Sinkn.a.
2118Mermaid's Scar$17.95Vizn.a.
2226Death of Lady Vampre$9.95Blackoutn.a.
2327Skin Tight Orbit Vol. 2$9.95NBMn.a.
2450Betty in Bondage: Jungle Captive$6.95Shungan.a.
2532Collected Gold Digger$9.95Antarcticn.a.