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December 1995 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The first year of the Distribution Wars ended with chaos (the concept, not the publisher) on the charts — and, ironically, with the Marvel name again atop Diamond Comic Distributors' charts.

As of December, Image, Acclaim, and Gemstone comics became available only through Diamond; Gemstone was little surprise, owned as it was by Diamond's owner Steve Geppi. Wizard also saw its "new relationship" with Diamond take effect this month. On the other side of the battle lines, Kitchen Sink (and TSR games) became exclusively available through Capital City.

Capital City's exclusives were small enough not to impact Diamond's market shares much — but, of course, Marvel was now missing, having gone to Heroes World. But DC Versus Marvel #1 was published by DC — as was the fourth issue of the series — and was only available through Diamond, so strangely retailers needed relationships with two distributors to get one four-issue limited series. Such was the state of the industry...

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, Kitchen Sink, and Coppervale were not distributed by Diamond this month.
Diamond was the only distributor carrying DC, Dark Horse, Image, Acclaim, Gemstone, and Broadway comics, as well as Wizard's magazines. 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
11DC vs. Marvel1$3.95DC317.8
25Spawn40$1.95Image236.0
36Spawn41$1.95Image236.1
43Gen 137$2.50Image220.9
52Gen 13 Maxx1$3.50Image162.8
64WildC.A.T.s25$4.95Image106.7
720Batman527$1.95DC100.0
824Superman109$2.50DC93.6
910Shi: The Way of the Warrior7$2.50Crusade93.1
1011Witchblade2$1.95Image92.7
1125Adventures of Superman532$1.95DC91.3
1226Action Comics718$1.95DC91.1
1327Superman: The Man of Steel53$1.95DC90.6
1428Detective Comics694$1.95DC90.1
1512Wetworks13$2.50Image89.1
168X-Files13$2.95Topps87.5
179Star Wars: Heir to the Empire3$2.95Dark Horse85.6
1815Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind's Eye1$2.50Dark Horse85.0
197Star Wars: Boba Fett0$3.95Dark Horse79.5
2032Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight80$1.95DC78.5
2119Maximage1$2.50Image78.3
2235Batman: Shadow of the Bat47$1.95DC75.9
2323Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Sith Wars5$2.50Dark Horse75.0
2414Top Cow Secrets Winter Spectacular0$2.95Image73.6
2540Robin25$1.95DC72.7
2641Wonder Woman106$1.95DC72.5
2744Azrael13$1.95DC70.2
2829Avengelyne Power3$2.50Maximum68.5
2949Catwoman29$1.95DC67.9
3018Star Wars: Rogue Squadron6$2.95Dark Horse67.6
3160Green Lantern71$1.75DC65.7
3236Man-Bat1$2.25DC65.4
3331Grifter8$2.50Image65.2
3452Maxx21$1.95Image65.2
3522Shi Fan Appreciation Ed.2$2.95Crusade64.4
3653GI Joe1$1.95Dark Horse64.2
3733Prophet Vol. II4$2.50Image59.8
3834Ripclaw3$2.50Image59.6
3970Pitt1/2$1.50Full Bleed59.4
4061Superboy24$1.95DC58.3
4139Backlash15$2.50Image56.7
4242Stormwatch31$2.50Image56.4
4364Sovereign Seven8$1.95DC55.9
4466Flash110$1.75DC55.1
4554Vamps Hollywood & Vein1$2.25DC55.0
4645Glory & Friends Christmas Special1$2.50Image54.4
4717Savage Dragon25$3.95Image53.1
4850Velocity3$2.50Image52.8
4955Chapel5$2.50Image48.4
5057Cybernary2$2.50Image48.2
5158Vogue3$2.50Image47.7
5259Deathblow23$2.50Image47.4
5330Grifter Badrock3$3.50Image47.3
5443Bone22$2.95Image47.3
5546Vengeance of Vampirella21$2.95Harris45.8
5647Vampirella Strikes2$2.95Harris45.4
5782Aquaman17$1.75DC45.3
5862Preacher11$2.50DC45.1
5948Evil Ernie: Straight to Hell3$2.95Chaos45.0
6063Ghost9$2.50Dark Horse44.8
6151Asylum1$2.95Maximum43.3
6216Chaos Quarterly2$4.95Chaos42.5
6337Wildstorms Winter Wonderfest1$3.50Image41.2
6456Ghost and the Shadow Special0$2.95Dark Horse41.0
6568Kurt Busiek's Astro City5$2.25Image41.0
6692Firebrand1$1.75DC40.5
6793Impulse11$1.75DC40.4
6865Books of Magic21$2.50DC40.2
6921X-Files Special Edition2$4.95Topps38.9
7072Lobo24$2.25DC28.5
7173Crush1$2.25Image28.4
72101Batman & Robin Adventures4$1.75DC27.9
7367Sisters of Mercy1$2.50Maximum27.6
7477Starman16$2.25DC27.6
7513League of Justice2$5.95DC37.4
7669Star Wars Droids8$2.50Dark Horse36.4
7738Razor Torture0$3.95London Night36.3
7871Combat1$2.50Image35.6
7974Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck1$2.50Maximum34.6
8075Star Trek: The Next Generation80$2.50DC34.0
81107Justice League America108$1.75DC34.0
8276Battlestar Galactica: The Enemy2$2.50Maximum33.9
8387Hellblazer98$2.25DC33.2
84113Power of Shazam12$1.75DC33.1
8579Union10$2.50Image32.4
8690Legion of Super-Heroes77$2.25DC32.1
8780Knightmare8$2.50Image32.1
8881Supreme34$2.50Image31.9
8995Legionnaires34$2.25DC31.1
9084Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ill Wind4$2.50DC31.0
9196Spectre38$2.25DC30.8
9285Seekers2$2.50DC30.7
9397Green Arrow105$2.25DC30.6
9498New Titans130$2.25DC30.5
9586Star Trek80$2.50DC29.9
96112Steel24$1.95DC29.8
9788Wildstar3$2.50Image29.4
98104Sandman Mystery Theater35$2.25DC28.4
9984New Shadowhawk5$2.50Image28.3
10078Madman Comics10$2.95Dark Horse27.5
101100Tarzan John Carter Warlords1$2.50Dark Horse26.6
10283Grendel Tales the Devil May Care1$2.95Dark Horse26.5
103121Mister Miracle2$1.95DC26.3
104133Guy Gardner Warrior39$1.75DC25.9
105103Egypt7$2.50DC25.6
106115Simpsons Comics15$2.25Bongo25.2
107105Invisibles17$2.50DC25.1
10889Warrior Nun Areala Book Two3$2.95Antarctic24.9
109139Extreme Justice13$1.75DC24.9
110106Allies3$2.50Image24.7
11191Showcase2$2.95DC24.2
112142Justice League Task Force32$1.75DC24.2
113109X-O Manowar61$2.50Acclaim23.7
114110X-O Manowar62$2.50Acclaim23.6
115132New Gods5$1.95DC23.5
116114Industrial Gothic3$2.50DC23.0
11799High Impact Lingerie Edition0$3.00High Impact22.6
118116Godzilla7$2.50Dark Horse22.2
119117Law & Order4$2.50Maximum22.2
120102Bone2$2.95Image22.0
121118Shadow State1$2.50Broadway21.9
122125Ray21$2.25DC21.5
123120Alliance4$2.50Image21.3
124128Hawkman29$2.25DC21.1
125130Swamp Thing163$2.25DC20.7
126122Mask10$2.50Dark Horse20.2
127108Vanguard Strange Visitors4$2.95Image20.1
128111You're Under Arrest1$2.95Dark Horse19.9
129138Tank Girl Apocalypse4$2.25DC19.4
130127Indiana Jones & the Sargasso Pirates1$2.50Dark Horse19.0
131141Shade the Changing Man68$2.25DC18.9
132129Powers That Be2$2.50Broadway18.9
133143Rebels 9616$2.25DC18.7
134119Chiaroscuro Private Lives of da Vinci8$2.95DC18.4
135147Leonard Nimoy's Primortals2$2.25Tekno17.9
136152Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice8$2.25Tekno17.3
137140Magic the Gathering: Legend of the Elder Dragon1$2.50Acclaim17.2
138123Satanika3$2.95Verotik17.1
139144Turok: Dinosaur Hunter42$2.50Acclaim16.8
140145Turok 41$2.50Acclaim16.8
141146X-O Manowar21$2.50Dark Horse16.8
142124Kabuki Color Special0$2.95Caliber16.4
143126Oh! My Goddess Love Potion9$2.95Dark Horse16.3
144149Vigilante City Lights Prairie4$2.50DC16.0
145150Magic the Gathering: Shandalar2$2.50Acclaim16.0
146151Magic the Gathering: Legend of Jedit Ojanen2$2.50Acclaim15.7
147131Igrat2$2.95Verotik15.6
148158Deathstroke56$2.25DC15.5
149159Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger8$2.25Tekno15.3
150160Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man14$2.50Tekno15.3
151155Solar: Man of the Atom60$2.95Acclaim15.1
152134James Bond Goldeneye1$2.95Topps15.0
153135Armed & Dangerous1$2.95Acclaim15.0
154137Gunsmith Cats8$2.95Dark Horse14.9
155165Isaac Asmiov's I-Bots5$2.25Tekno14.8
156136Creed2$3.00Lightning14.7
157166Neil Gaiman's Teknophage9$2.25Tekno14.3
158167Gene Rodenberry's Xander In Lost5$2.25Tekno14.3
159170Fate16$2.25DC14.1
160148Mars Attacks5$2.95Topps13.7
161162Posion Elves8$2.50Sirius13.7
162163Bloodshot46$2.50Acclaim13.7
163201Animaniacs10$1.50DC13.5
1641533 x 3 Eyes3$2.95Dark Horse13.1
165154Doc Savage: Curse of the Fire God4$2.95Dark Horse13.0
166156Jugular0$2.95Blackout12.6
167172Black Lightning13$2.25DC12.3
168157Dark Horse Presents104$2.95Dark Horse11.9
169161Brinke of Destruction1$2.95High Impact11.6
170164Hate21$2.95Fantagraphics11.5
171179Cerebus201$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim11.3
172171Ranma 1/2 Part Five1$2.75Viz11.1
173168Cross2$2.95Dark Horse10.8
174174Icon34$2.50DC10.7
175178Elfquest Hidden Years26$2.50Warp10.4
176180Elfquest Shards13$2.50Warp9.9
177232Mighty 5$1.25Image9.5
178182Motorhead5$2.50Dark Horse9.5
179195Elfquest New Blood34$2.25Warp9.2
180196Elfquest Kahvi3$2.25Warp9.1
181169Blood Syndicate35$3.50DC9.1
182173Jason vs. Leatherface3$2.95Topps9.1
183200Elfquest Two-Spear3$2.25Warp9.0
184175Primer2$2.95Comico8.9
185187Static32$2.50DC8.9
186177Vamperotica Annual1$2.95Brainstorm8.8
187189Hardware36$2.50DC8.8
188176Dream Wolves Swimsuit Bizarre0$3.00Dramenon8.7
189191Elementals5$2.50Comico8.7
190228Uncle Scrooge Adventures37$1.50Gladstone8.2
191197Warchild1$2.50Maximum8.2
192181Book of Ballads and Sagas2$2.95Green Man8.1
193202Jink10$2.50Warp8.1
194190Lady Death Between Heaven & Hell4$2.75Chaos7.9
195184Vamperotica Annual10$2.95Brainstorm7.8
196185Vampire Miyu3$2.95Antarctic7.8
197194Battle Angel Alita Part Five6$2.75Viz7.7
198205Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt: Hunger0$2.50Dark Horse7.4
199206Tex Avery's Droopy3$2.50Dark Horse7.3
200193Return to Jurassic Park9$2.95Topps7.2
201217Haunt of Fear14$2.00Gemstone7.1
202192Creed2$3.00Lightning7.1
203241Donald Duck295$1.50Gladstone7.1
204208Futuretech1$2.50Mushroom6.9
205198Eye of the Storm6$2.95Rival6.9
206199Ninja High School 1995 Swimsuit Special6$2.95Antarctic6.9
207204Flesh & Blood1$2.95Brainstorm6.6
208207Fist of the North Star Part Two2$2.75Viz6.4
209210Nira X Series Three2$2.50Express6.4
210188Xombi 21$3.50DC6.3
211244Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse4$1.50Gladstone6.3
212213Red Dragon3$2.50Comico6.1
213229Crime Suspensestories14$2.00Gemstone6.1
214209Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind6$2.75Viz6.0
215221Walt Disney Giants4$2.25Gladstone6.0
216183Akiko on the Planet Smoo1$3.95Sirius5.9
217215Araknis3$2.50Mushroom5.8
218236Frontline Combat3$2.00Gemstone5.6
219214Riot3$2.75Viz5.5
220255Archie445$1.50Archie5.4
221211Star Blazers3$2.95Voyager5.4
222212Maison Ikkoku Part Five2$2.95Viz5.2
223224Oblivion5$2.50Comico5.2
224218Return of Lum Part Two5$2.75Viz5.0
225261Betty & Veronica97$1.50Archie4.9
226216Girl Presents Body Heat1$2.95Blackout4.9
227186Donna Mia2$4.95Dark Horse4.6
228273Sonic the Hedgehog32$1.50Archie4.6
229219Eddie Campbell's Bacchus8$2.95Eddie Campbell4.6
230274Betty35$1.50Archie4.6
231220Stainless Steel Armadillo6$2.95Antarctic4.6
232227Bio-Booster Armor Guyver 2$2.75Viz4.5
233222Babylon Crush4$2.95Bongo4.5
234223Scud the Disposable Assassin10$2.95Fireman4.4
235225Distant Soil13$2.95Aria4.4
236284Scooby Doo6$1.50Archie4.1
237231Raptus1$2.95High Impact4.1
238233Oz12$2.95Caliber4.0
239203Mangavizion Vol. 110$4.95Viz4.0
240239Scimidar2$2.75Cry for Dawn4.0
241234THB6$2.95Horse3.9
242237Star Wars Dark Empire II6$2.95Dark Horse3.8
243290World of Archie18$1.50Archie3.8
244265Maxx3$1.95Image3.7
245245Sheila Trent Vampire Hunter2$2.50Dramenon3.7
246238Project A-Ko Versus2$2.95Central Park3.7
247262Archie's Superteens4$2.00Archie3.7
248243Betty & Veronica Double Digest56$2.75Archie3.5
249298Jughead78$1.50Archie3.5
250300Flintstones7$1.50Archie3.5
251242Sade2$3.00Bishop3.4
252506Wizard (Premium Offer)53$.00Wizard3.3
253240Sanctuary Part Four5$3.25Viz3.3
254226Negative Burn30$3.95Caliber3.2
255246Princess of Darkness4$2.95Fantagraphics3.1
256247Gorgon1$2.95Antarctic3.1
257253Gold Digger27$2.75Antarctic3.1
258230Necropolis1$3.95Caliber3.1
259248Countdown Sex Bombs2$2.95Fantagraphics3.0
260263Caged Heat 30002$2.50Cosmic2.9
261250Naughty Bits18$2.95Fantagraphics2.9
262304Archie Digest139$1.75Archie2.9
263235Dark Fantasies7$3.95Dark Horse2.9
264251Babewatch1DD$2.95Express2.9
265266Snowman1$2.50Hall of Heroes2.9
266257Pals-N-Gals Double Digest17$2.75Archie2.9
267252Devil-Jack3$3.00Doom Theater2.8
268328TMNT Year of the Turtle3$1.50Archie2.8
269254Walter Koenig's Raver0$2.95Millennium2.8
270330Jetsons7$1.50Archie2.7
271332Hanna-Barbera Presents3$1.50Archie2.7
272256Robotech II: The Sentinel's Books1$2.95Academy2.7
273277Metal Militia4$2.50Express2.7
274258Replacement God3$2.95Slave Labor2.6
275259Mercedes1$2.95Angus2.6
276267Black Santa1$2.75Lightning2.6
277323Archie Andrew's Way Digest105$1.75Archie2.5
278264Hilly Rose4$2.95Astro2.5
279268Rare Bit Fiends16$2.95King Hell2.4
280269Sexhibition2$2.95Fantagraphics2.4
281511Battle for Independents Promo2$.00Image2.4
282271Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron1$2.95Dark Horse2.4
283289Safety-Belt Man6$2.50Sirius2.3
284272Cyber City Part Three1$2.95Central Park2.3
285275Robotech Return to Macross27$2.95Academy2.3
286276Super Taboo1$2.95Fantagraphics2.3
287278Robotech Metal Swarm1$2.95Academy2.3
288279Amazon Woman1$2.95Fantagraphics2.2
289249Donna Mia2$3.95Dark Horse2.2
290260Young Witches II: London Babylon2$3.50Fantagraphics2.2
291281Robotech Academy Blues1$2.95Academy2.2
292294Alister the Slayer3$2.50Midnight2.2
293283Tattoo1$2.95Caliber2.1
294303Innocents3$2.50Radical2.0
295287Femforce89 Reprint$2.95AC2.0
296346Archie's Story & Game Digest34$1.75Archie2.0
297307Batman: Shadow of the Bat1$2.50DC2.0
298309Babewatch1$2.50Express2.0
299292Silbuster13$2.95Antarctic1.9
300293Carnal Comics Crystal Breeze & Baby1 Reprint$2.95Revolutionary1.9

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December 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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Batman: Dark Allegiances was the top seller in both dollars and units. Diamond did not publish order index numbers for graphic novels in this era, so units cannot be determined.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Batman: Dark Allegiances$5.95DCn.a.
22Grifter Shi #1 HC Collector's Ed.$29.95Imagen.a.
33 Avengelyne Prophet HC$24.95Imagen.a.
413Vamps$9.95DCn.a.
55Sandman Dream Country HC$29.95DCn.a.
617Avengelyne$9.95Maximumn.a.
710Star Wars: Dark Lords of the Sith$17.95Dark Horsen.a.
88Battle/Independents Limited Ed.$29.95Imagen.a.
916Ash Volume One$14.95Eventn.a.
104Battle/Independents Signed Limited Ed.$49.95Imagen.a.
1119Battlestar Galactica$12.95Maximumn.a.
1212Shi Senryaku HC$24.95Crusaden.a.
1326Donald Duck Adventures in Color$8.95Gladstonen.a.
1425Carl Bark's Library Album$9.95Gladstonen.a.
1515Bone Vol. 2 Great Cow Race HC$22.95Cartoonn.a.
1614Sin City: Big Fat Kill HC Collector's Ed.$25.00Dark Horsen.a.
179Glory Avengelyne Signed Limited Ed.$49.95Imagen.a.
1830Violator Badrock$9.95Imagen.a.
196Grifter Shi #1 HC Collector's Ed. Lee Signed & Numbered$75.00Imagen.a.
2043Batman's Greatest Foes Collector's Set$5.78DCn.a.
2129Radioactive Man Atom Smash Supplement$10.95Bongon.a.
2223Concrete Short Stories 1990-95$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
2311Battle/Independents Signed Limited Ed.$39.95Imagen.a.
2420Avengelyne #1 Holochrome Limited Ed.$20.00Maximumn.a.
257Grifter Shi #1 HC Tucci Signed & Numbered$75.00Imagen.a.