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November 1995 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


More exclusives took effect this month: Dark Horse and new publisher Broadway joined DC as only distributing through Diamond Comic Distributors. Meanwhile, a small publisher, Coppervale went exclusive with Capital City. Marvel, of course, was already gone to Heroes World.

Dark Horse's exclusivity through Diamond appears to have boosted its titles there relative to others, as Heir to the Empire fell only slightly from its first issue and Rogue Squadron leapt from 36th to 21st. Dark Horse's unit sales jumped by about a fifth, suggesting that's how many of its customers were still ordering from others besides Diamond.

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.

Also of note this month: on November 22, Diamond debuted a uniform release day of Wednesday for comic books for the vast majority of its retailers. The plan created a more consistent release day for retailers, who were allowed to pick up their shipments at warehouses as early at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays, while UPS and all other third-party carriers were already delivering on Wednesday. Previously, Diamond had picked up comics at printers on Tuesdays and rushed to sort and ship them; beginning this month, it began picking books up on Fridays.

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 and Coppervale were not distributed by Diamond this month.
Diamond was the only distributor carrying DC, Dark Horse, and Broadway 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
11Spawn39$1.95Image236.2
22Spawn38$1.95Image235.6
316Batman526$1.95DC100.0
45X-Files12$2.95Topps100.0
518Superman108$1.95DC96.8
621Action Comics717$1.95DC95.5
723Superman: The Man of Steel52$1.95DC94.0
824Adventures of Superman531$1.95DC94.0
910Wetworks12$2.50Image92.8
103 Green Lantern/Silver Surfer0$4.95DC90.6
1112Sandman74$2.50DC89.8
127Star Wars: Heir to the Empire2$2.95Dark Horse89.6
1326Detective Comics693$1.95DC89.3
148Dawn3$2.95Sirius86.6
159Star Wars: Empire's End2$2.95Dark Horse84.6
1619Cyberforce18$2.25Image83.4
1734Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight79$1.95DC79.3
1837Batman: Shadow of the Bat46$1.95DC77.2
1911Avengelyne Power2$2.95Maximum77.0
2017Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Sith War4$2.50Dark Horse76.6
2113Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: Phantom1$2.95Dark Horse74.9
2214Sin City Silent Night0$2.95Dark Horse73.5
2342Superman Toyman0$1.95DC73.1
2443Wonder Woman105$1.95DC72.8
2544Robin24$1.95DC72.3
2646Azrael12$1.95DC71.1
2747Catwoman28$1.95DC68.7
2815Batman Chronicles3$2.95DC68.6
2927Grifter7$2.50Image67.0
3029Cybernary1$2.50Image66.6
3158Green Lantern70$1.75DC66.5
3230Ripclaw2$2.50Image64.9
3320Misery Special0$2.95Image63.5
3435Prophet Babewatch Special1$2.50Image61.6
3536Glory8$2.50Image60.3
3657Sovereign Seven7$1.95DC59.8
374Batman: The Ultimaet Evil2$5.95DC59.7
3839Prophet Vol. II3$2.50Image58.6
3960Superboy23$1.95DC58.3
4040Stormwatch30$2.50Image57.6
4141Backlash14$2.50Image57.2
4228Evil Ernie: Straight to Hell2$2.95Chaos56.6
4370Flash109$1.75DC53.9
4448Ballistic Imagery1$2.50Image53.4
4532Vengeance of Vampirella Mystery0$2.95Harris53.4
4649Youngblood3$2.50Image53.3
4733Vengeance of Vampirella Mystery20$2.95Harris52.8
4850Vogue2$2.50Image52.2
4951Grifter Badrock2$2.50Image51.7
5052Savage Dragon24$2.50Image50.7
5155Deathblow22$2.50Image47.4
5256Wildstorm4$2.50Image46.9
5359Ghost8$2.50Dark Horse46.5
5431Batman: Dark Knight Gallery1$3.50DC46.3
5584Aquaman16$1.75DC46.0
566League of Justice1$5.95DC45.6
5761Chapel4$2.50Image44.4
5862Preacher10$2.50DC44.1
5964Seekers1$2.50DC42.4
6053Bone1$2.95Image41.2
6173Lobo23$2.25DC41.2
6274Kurt Busiek's Astro City4$2.25Image40.9
6366Books of Magic20$2.50DC39.3
6467Blood Pool4$2.50Image39.1
6568Knightmare7$2.50Image38.7
6669Brigade27$2.50Image38.0
67101Impulse10$1.75DC38.0
6838Black Canary Oracle: Birds of Prey1$3.95DC37.5
6972Star Wars Droids7$2.50Dark Horse37.4
7022Lobo Judge Dredd Psycho Bikers0$4.95DC37.4
71105Batman & Robin Adventures3$1.75DC37.0
7297Mister Miracle1$1.95DC36.5
7375Battlestar Galactica: The Enemy1$2.50Maximum36.4
7476Supreme33$2.50Image36.1
7563Martha Washington Stranded in Space1$2.95Dark Horse36.0
7685Starman15$2.25DC35.5
7765Lady Rawhide3$2.95Topps35.4
78112Justice League America107$1.75DC34.3
7978Newmen20$2.50Image34.2
8079Union9$2.50Image34.0
8180Star Trek: The Next Generation79$2.50DC33.8
82116Power of Shazam11$1.75DC33.1
8392Green Arrow104$2.25DC32.8
8494Hellblazer97$2.25DC32.5
8586Powers That Be1$2.50Broadway31.2
8687Berzerkers4$2.50Image31.1
8788Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ill Wind3$2.50DC30.9
8898Legion of Super-Heroes76$2.25DC30.6
8925Horrorist2$5.95DC30.5
9090Badrock2$2.50Image30.4
91113Steel23$1.95DC30.4
92100Spectre37$2.25DC30.3
9391Star Trek79$2.50DC29.8
9493Allies2$2.50Image29.2
95102Leionnaires33$2.25DC29.1
96106Simpsons Comics14$2.25Bongo28.6
9781Showcase 961$2.95DC28.4
9845Shadowhawks of Legend1$4.95Image28.3
99109New Titans129$2.25DC27.9
10082Goddess8$2.95DC27.9
101110Groo12$2.25Image27.8
10283Double Impact5$2.95High Impact27.6
10399Shaman's ears0$2.50Image27.4
104111Sandman Mystery Theater34$2.25DC27.2
105138Guy Gardner Warrior38$1.75DC26.5
10689Igrat1$2.95Verotik26.1
107129New Gods4$1.95DC25.6
108107Egypt6$2.50DC25.3
109108Invisibles16$2.50DC25.2
110118Leonard Nimoy's Primortals Original1$2.25Tekno25.0
111144Extreme Justice 12$1.50DC25.0
11295Shotgun Mary2$2.95Antarctic24.7
11396Goth1$2.95Verotik24.6
11454Hellboy The Wolves of St. Augus1$4.95Dark Horse24.5
115152Justice League Task Force31$1.75DC24.3
116114X-O Manowar59$2.50Acclaim23.6
117115X-O Manowar60$2.50Acclaim23.6
118177Pinky & The Brain Christmas Special1$1.50DC22.8
119117Industrial Gothic2$2.50DC22.7
120128Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice7$2.25Tekno22.6
121119Godzilla6$2.50Dark Horse22.5
122103Hari Kari1$2.95Blackout22.0
123131Ray20$2.25DC21.5
124124Vanguard3$2.50Image21.4
125133Hawkman28$2.25DC21.3
126137Tank Girl Apocalypse3$2.25DC20.6
127139Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger7$2.25Tekno20.4
128141Swamp Thing162$2.25DC20.2
129142Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man13$2.25Tekno19.8
130130Magic the Gathering: Legend of Jedit Ojanen1$2.50Acclaim19.6
131148Issac's Asimov's I-Bot4$2.25Tekno19.2
132151Shade the Changing Man67$2.25DC19.1
133120Dirty Pair Fatal But Not Serious5$2.95Dark Horse19.0
13471Grendel Devil Quest5$4.95Dark Horse18.9
135121Verotika7$2.95Verotik18.8
136154Gene Roddenberry's Xander in Lost4$2.25Tekno18.7
137155Neil Gaiman's Teknophage8$2.25Tekno18.6
138136Magic the Gthering Shandalar1$2.50Acclaim18.6
139122Chiaroscuro Private Lives of da Vinci7$2.95DC18.5
140161Rebels15$2.25DC18.1
14177Evil Ernie: The Resurrection Director's Cut15$4.95Chaos17.7
142143Magic the Gathering Wayfarer5$2.50Acclaim17.6
143145Turok the Hunted1$2.50Acclaim17.4
144127Mars Attacks4$2.95Topps17.4
145165Deathstroke55$2.25DC17.3
146149Poison Elves7$2.50Sirius17.3
147150X-O Manowar20$2.50Dark Horse17.2
148125Razor Uncut17$3.00London Night17.2
149166Damage20$2.25DC17.2
150126Razor the Suffering3$3.00London Night17.2
151152Turok the Hunted2$2.50Acclaim17.0
152169Judge Dredd18$2.25DC16.8
153157Turok Dinosaur Hunter40$2.50Acclaim16.7
154159Vigilante City Lights Prairie 3$2.50DC16.6
155132Oh! My Goddess Part Three1$2.95Dark Horse16.3
156171Cerebus200$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim16.3
157163Millennium Fever4$2.50DC16.1
158134Lethal Stryke3$3.00London Night16.0
159135Kabuki Circle of Blood6$2.95Caliber16.0
160180Darkstars38$2.25DC15.0
161173Solar: Man of the Atom59$2.50Acclaim14.4
162156Cross1$2.95Dark Horse14.1
163158Gunsmith Cats7$2.95Dark Horse14.1
164185Fate15$2.25DC14.1
165213Animaniacs9$1.50DC14.0
166160Legend of Mother Sarah8$2.95Dark Horse14.0
167162Sunglasses After Dark1$2.95Verotik13.8
168123Razor12$3.95London Night13.8
169178Eternal Warrior50$2.50Acclaim13.6
170181Bloodshot45$2.50Acclaim13.4
171182Timewalker0$2.50Acclaim13.1
1721683 x 3 Eyes2$2.95Dark Horse12.9
173175Ranma 1/2 Part IV11$2.75Viz12.8
174184Punx Special1$2.50Acclaim12.8
175170Dark Horse Presents103$2.95Dark Horse12.5
176172Doc Savage: Curse of the Fire God3$2.95Dark Horse12.3
177174Rook4$2.95Harris12.1
178176Jason vs. Leatherface2$2.95Topps11.9
179209Uncle Scrooge296$1.95Gladstone11.6
180197Black Lightning12$2.25DC11.4
181188Elementals4$2.50Comico11.2
182189Motorhead4$2.25Dark Horse11.1
183198Elfquest Kahvi2$2.25Warp11.0
184200Elfquest Two-Spear2$3.95Warp11.0
185147Primer1$2.95Comico11.0
186183Elementals Lingerie1$2.95Comico10.8
187201Elfquest New Blood33$2.25Warp10.8
188192Icon33$2.50DC10.6
189187Strangers in Paradise8$2.75Abstract10.3
190186Fangs of the Widow4$3.00London Night10.2
191164Eightball16$3.95Fantagraphics10.1
192203Secret Weapons: Playing with Fire1$2.50Acclaim9.6
193194Fist of the North Star Part Two1$2.75Viz9.5
194206Blood Syndicate34$2.50DC9.4
195207Jink9$2.50Warp9.4
196196Battle angel Alita Part Five52..75Viz9.4
197208Secret Weapons Playing with Fire2$2.50Acclaim9.4
198190Cherry18$2.95Kitchen Sink9.3
199279Static31$.99DC9.3
200191Vamperotica9$2.95Brainstorm9.1
201193Vampire Miyu2$2.95Antarctic8.9
202211Hardware35$2.50DC8.9
203212Nira X Series Three1$2.50Express8.8
204202Hellina Wicked Ways1$2.75Lightning8.8
205195Violence1$3.00London Night8.6
206214Rebels10$2.50Warp8.4
207205Return to Jurassic Park8$2.95Topps8.1
208252Looney Tune 21$1.50DC8.1
209253Donald Duck Adventures36$1.50Gladstone8.0
210217Oktane4$2.50Dark Horse7.9
211140Lethal Stryke0$5.95London Night7.7
212210Wicked Leather & Lace Fantasy0$2.95Millennium7.6
213219Tex Avery's Droopy2$2.50Dark Horse7.5
214215Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind5$2.75Viz7.3
215146Walt Disney's Comics & Stories601$5.95Gladstone7.3
216216Cud Comics1$2.95Dark Horse6.8
217226Red Dragon2$2.50Comico6.8
218243Vault of Horror14$2.00Gemstone6.7
219167Lost Girls14$5.95Kitchen Sink6.5
220229Aster The Last Celestial Knight3$2.50Express6.4
221218Maison Ikkoku Part Five1$2.95Viz6.4
222224Riot2$2.75Viz6.3
223277Archie444$1.50Archie6.2
224232Xombi20$2.50DC6.1
225222Morbid Angel Penance2$3.00London Night6.1
226254Weird Fantasy14$2.00Gemstone6.0
227227Return of Lum Part Two4$2.75Viz6.0
228228Bio-Booster Armor Guyver1$2.75Viz5.9
229234Tainted Blood1$2.50Weirdling5.8
230235Shaiana3$2.50Express5.8
231230Ninja High School49$2.75Antarctic5.8
232179Green Candles3$5.95DC5.7
233286Betty & Veronica96$1.50Archie5.6
234241Batman vs. Predator II: Bloodmatch1$2.50DC5.4
235266Cheryl Blossom Special3$2.00Archie5.4
236220Black Hole2$3.50Kitchen Sink5.3
237231Eddie Campbell's Bacchus7$2.95Eddie Campbell5.3
238267Two-Fisted Tlaes14$2.00Gemstone5.3
239293Sonic the Hedgehog31$1.50Archie5.2
240245Caged Heat1$2.50Cosmic5.2
241294Veronica50$1.50Archie5.1
242295Betty & Veronica34$1.50Archie5.1
243233Tug & Buster1$2.95Art & Soul5.0
244104Batman: The Last Arkham TP1$12.95DC5.0
245250Stirke Fore America3$2.50Comico4.9
246299Scooby Doo5$1.50Archie4.9
247204Mangavizion Vol. 19$4.95Viz4.8
248238Shiloh: The Devil's Own Day9$2.95Heritage4.7
249221Acme Novely Library6$3.95Fantagraphics4.7
250237Sade1$3.00Bishop4.7
251239Oz11$2.95Caliber4.6
252240Danger Girls1$2.95Animagic4.6
253244Stray Bullets2$2.95El Capitan4.4
254310Sonic the Hedgehog Presents TA3$1.50Archie4.4
255246Stray Bullets3$2.95El Capitan4.3
256249Baby Angel X1$2.95Brainstorm4.2
257314Archie & Friends17$1.50Archie4.2
258251Chassis2$2.95Millennium4.2
259212Sanctuary Party 44$3.25Viz4.1
260255Stray Bullets1$2.95El Capitan4.0
261256Tales from the Bog1$2.95Aberrant4.0
262276Thieves & Kings8$2.35I Box4.0
263318Flintstones6$1.50Archie4.0
264258Coven of Angels6$2.95Jitterbug4.0
265259Stray Bullets4$2.95El Capitan3.9
266322Jughead77$1.50Archie3.9
267261Chesty Sanchez1$2.95Antarctic3.8
268262Robotech Sentinels Winter Swimsuit1$2.95Academy3.8
269269Archie's Double Digest83$2.75Archie3.8
270326Scarlet Thunder1$1.50Slave Labor3.7
271501Wizard The Guide to Comics52$.00Wizard3.7
272263Hurricane Girls3$2.95Antarctic3.7
273281Luxura Convention Book3$2.50Brainstorm3.7
274272Gold Digger26$2.75Antarctic3.6
275270Countdown Sex Bombs1$2.95Fantagraphics3.5
276334Jetsons 6$1.50Archie3.4
277278Small-Bodied Ninja High School7$2.75Antarctic3.4
278271Johnny The Homicidal Maniac2$2.95Slave Labor3.3
279336TMNT Year of the Turtle2$1.50Archie3.3
280288Death Race8$2.50Cosmic3.3
281260Jim Vol. II6$3.50Fantagraphics3.3
282312Cyberforce3$1.95Image3.2
283274Sexhibition1$2.95Fantagraphics3.2
284327Betty & Veronica Digest79$1.75Archie3.2
285247Negative Burn29$3.95Caliber3.2
286339Hanna-Barbera All-Stars3$1.50Archie3.2
287280Robotech II: The Sentinels Book0$2.95Academy3.1
288296Starchild14$2.50Taliesin3.0
289268Fantastic Paniv Vol. 21$3.50Antarctic3.0
290283Dragon Pink Vol. 12$2.95ADV3.0
291333Betty & Veronica Annual Digest14$1.75Archie2.9
292284Robotech Excalibur1$2.95Academy2.9
293236Baby Angel X1$5.00Brainstorm2.9
294291Jughead's Double Digest35$2.75Archie2.9
295285Rare Bit Fiends15$2.95King Hell2.9
296287Robotech: Return to Macross26$2.95Academy2.8
297289F-III Bandit 6$2.95Antarctic2.8
298273Princess of Darkness3$3.50Fantagraphics2.8
299290A-Bomb9$2.95Antarctic2.7
300308Rare Breed1$2.50Chrysalis2.7

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November 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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The Joker: Devil's Advocate hardcover was Diamond's top seller in dollars. Diamond did not publish order index numbers for graphic novels in this era, so units cannot be estimated.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12Angela$9.95Imagen.a.
21Joker Devil's Advocate$24.95DCn.a.
37Bloodhsot: Last Stand$5.95Acclaimn.a.
45Starman: Sins of the Father$12.95DCn.a.
54Ghost in the Shell$24.95Dark Horsen.a.
66Superman Eradication$12.95DCn.a.
711Bartman: Best of the Best$10.00Bongon.a.
812Carl Bark's Library Album$9.95Gladstonen.a.
916Donald Duck Adventures in Color$8.95Gladstonen.a.
109Classic Star Wars: Escape to Hoth$16.95Dark Horsen.a.
118Madman Comics$17.95Dark Horsen.a.
123Lady Death in Lingerie$50.00Dynamic Forcesn.a.
1310Gift of her Own$16.95Warpn.a.
1430Dragon Blood & Guts$7.95Imagen.a.
1513Hard Boiled$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
1651Superman's Greatest Hit Collector's Pack$3.92DCn.a.
172832 Stories Regular Ed.$9.95Dramenonn.a.
1820Dominion Collection$13.95Dark Horsen.a.
1915Mai Psychic Girl Perfect Collection Vol. 2$19.95Vizn.a.
2022Appleseed Book 3 Scales Prometheus$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
2124Appleseed Book 4 Promethean Balance$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
2226Appleseed Book 2 Prometheus Unbound$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
2323Bio-Booster Armor Guyver Dark Master$15.95Vizn.a.
2433Project A-Ko 2$12.95Central Parkn.a.
2541Phantom Lady$9.95Verotikn.a.