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July 1997 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


Marvel's "Heroes Reborn" experiment began to wind down in a month in which DC had 31 more titles on the market.

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.
Items marked (resolicitation) were offered in an earlier month but never shipped; disregard any previously reported figure, as earlier orders were canceled when the books were resolicited.
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 TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
13Uncanny X-Men347$1.99Marvel165,832
24X-Men67$1.99Marvel162,451
36Fantastic Four11$1.99Marvel136,545
48Spawn64$1.95Image134,162
57Wolverine116$1.99Marvel132,564
62Gen13/Generation X1$2.95Image114,278
712Iron Man11$1.99Marvel113,263
815Avengers11$1.99Marvel110,084
917JLA10$1.95DC104,947
1018JLA9$1.95DC104,403
1119Captain America11$1.99Marvel101,897
1220Generation X30$1.99Marvel101,818
1323Curse of the Spawn11$1.95Image94,187
1422X-Man30$1.99Marvel92,936
1511Darkness7$2.50Image92,196
1613Witchblade16$2.50Image89,303
1714Gen1321$2.50Image88,052
1825X-Force69$1.99Marvel87,912
1926Cable46$1.99Marvel87,138
2027X-Factor137$1.99Marvel86,393
219X-Men Unlimited16$2.99Marvel86,034
2216Gambit1$2.50Marvel83,707
2330Incredible Hulk456$1.99Marvel77,527
2433Alpha Flight2$1.99Marvel72,924
251JLA/WildC.A.T.S$5.95DC72,840
2634Amazing Spider-Man426$1.99Marvel71,808
2737Kiss: The Psycho Circus1$1.95Image70,950
2836Excalibur112$1.99Marvel70,406
2944Superman127$1.95DC67,630
3010Adventures of Superman550$3.50DC66,638
3145Action Comics737$1.95DC66,144
3247Superman: The Man of Steel71$1.95DC65,040
3346Spider-Man83$1.99Marvel64,804
3449Spectacular Spider-Man249$1.99Marvel61,103
3531Psylocke & Angel: Crimson Dawn2$2.50Marvel59,730
3652Sensational Spider-Man19$1.99Marvel58,608
375JLA Secret Files1$4.95DC57,021
3861Batman546$1.95DC56,074
3962Superman: The Man of Tomorrow9$1.95DC56,057
4028Maverick1$2.99Marvel55,961
4159Deadpool8$1.99Marvel55,788
4263Marvel Team-Up1$1.99Marvel54,644
4329Amazing Spider-Man '97$2.99Marvel53,096
4468Detective Comics713$1.95DC51,212
4532Batman: The Long Halloween10$2.95DC50,147
4648Agent America1$2.50Awesome49,205
4721Adventures of Superman Annual9$3.95DC48,369
4850Gen13: Bootleg9$2.50Image47,270
4973Thunderbolts6$1.99Marvel46,872
5038Star Wars: Dark Force Rising3$2.95Dark Horse46,793
5181Green Lantern90$1.75DC46,412
5276Supergirl13$1.95DC46,306
5341X-Files32$2.95Topps45,902
5440Daredevil/Deadpool '97$2.99Marvel45,330
5557Preacher29$2.50DC45,027
5642What If?100$2.99Marvel44,949
5758Kurt Busiek's Astro City11$2.50Image44,567
5878Ka-Zar5$1.99Marvel42,594
5980Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight98$1.95DC42,582
6082Nightwing12$1.95DC41,438
6184Batman: Shadow of the Bat66$1.95Image41,124
6269DV810$2.50Image39,745
6370Mage: The Hero Defined1$2.50Image39,745
6451Superman/Madman Hullabaloo!2$2.95Dark Horse39,610
65103Flash129$1.75DC38,949
6687Catwoman49$1.95DC38,618
6755Star Wars: Fall of the Sith Empire2$2.95Dark Horse38,388
6856Wetworks/Vampirella1$2.95Image38,388
6971The Kents2$2.50DC38,321
7088Wonder Woman125$1.95DC38,237
7189Robin45$1.95DC38,175
7260Purgatori: The Dracula Gambit1$2.95Chaos37,081
7324Batman Chronicles: The Gauntlet$4.95DC36,717
7492Elektra10$1.99Marvel36,667
75171Untold Tales of Spider-Man24$.99Marvel36,442
7694Heroes for Hire3$1.99Marvel35,781
7765Strong Guy Reborn$2.99Marvel35,596
7896Silver Surfer131$1.99Marvel35,528
7966JLA Gallery$2.95DC34,530
8039Catwoman Annual4$3.95DC34,491
8143Flash Annual10$3.95DC33,588
82106Venom: Sign of the Boss1$1.99Marvel32,562
8372Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Requiem for a Rogue4$2.95Dark Horse32,293
8483WildC.A.T.S40$2.50Image32,231
85111Daredevil367$1.99Marvel31,710
8695Starman34$2.25DC31,597
8786Cyberforce34$2.50Image31,525
8875Teen Titans12$2.95DC30,846
89117Azrael33$1.95DC30,560
90128Aquaman36$1.75DC30,067
91116Journey into Mystery512$1.99Marvel30,061
9277Tales to Offend$2.95Dark Horse29,932
9390Nine Volt2$2.50Image29,388
9453Hellshock7$3.95Image29,209
95131Impulse29$1.75DC28,979
96123Maxx31$1.95Image28,872
9735Vampirella: Blood Lust1$4.95Harris28,738
9893Daydreamers2$2.50Marvel28,642
99125Superboy43$1.95DC28,160
100113Hitman18$2.25DC27,885
101100Dreaming16$2.50DC27,784
102102Wetworks31$2.50Image27,465
10364Azrael Annual3$3.95DC27,011
10485Hellboy: Almost Colossus2$2.95Dark Horse26,798
105105Pride & Joy3$2.50DC26,775
10691Strangers in Paradise Vol. 37$2.75Image26,618
107107Weird War Tales4$2.50DC25,889
10867Teen Titans Annual1$3.95DC25,771
109120Legion of Super-Heroes96$2.25DC25,519
110122Legionnaires52$2.25DC25,205
111112Books of Magic40$2.50DC25,188
11254Stormwatch50$4.50Image25,171
113114Savage Dragon: Sex & Violence1$2.50Image24,218
11479WildC.A.T.S: Voyager Pack40$3.50Image24,067
11597Shi: Heaven and Earth Cover B1$2.95Crusade23,809
11698Shi: Heaven and Earth Cover A1$2.95Crusade23,781
117118Conan3$2.50Marvel23,669
118101Impulse Plus1$2.95DC23,371
11999Avengelyne/Warrior Nun Areala II: Nazarene$2.99Awesome23,371
12074Batman and Robin Adventures: Sub Zero$3.95DC23,310
121121Resurrection Man5$2.50DC22,923
122159Batman and Robin Adventures22$1.75DC22,491
123142Jack Kirby's Fourth World7$1.95DC22,373
124163Adventures in the DC Universe6$1.75DC22,127
125108Chaos Gallery1$2.95Chaos21,639
126126Grifter13$2.50Image21,588
127110Star Trek Unlimited (resolicitation)5$2.99Marvel21,162
128148Star Trek: Voyager (resolicitation)9$1.99Marvel20,809
129150Star Trek: Deep Space Nine11$1.99Marvel20,775
130170Superman Adventures11$1.75DC20,663
131152Star Trek: Early Voyages8$1.99Marvel20,646
132130House of Secrets12$2.50DC20,590
133115Savage Dragon/Marshall Law1$2.95Image20,501
134153Ghost Rider88$1.99Marvel20,478
135155Star Trek: Starfleet Academy9$1.99Marvel20,355
136132Bloody Mary: Lady Liberty1$2.50DC20,086
137176Power of Shazam!30$1.75DC20,052
138134Invisibles (Vol. 2)8$2.50DC19,833
139178Young Heroes in Love4$1.75DC19,828
140166Superboy & the Ravers13$1.95DC19,609
141119Aliens: Havoc2$2.95Dark Horse19,587
142136Hercules and the Heart of Chaos2$2.50Marvel19,564
143146Hellblazer117$2.25DC18,863
144137Spectre57$2.50DC18,622
145146Lobo43$2.25DC18,375
146138Transmetropolitan1$2.50DC18,151
147127Predator: Primal1$2.95Dark Horse18,044
148154Green Arrow124$2.25DC18,022
149141Sandman Mystery Theatre54$2.50DC17,691
150129Supreme51$2.99Awesome17,433
151160Sovereign Seven26$2.25DC17,416
152143Savant Garde5$2.50Image17,394
153133Sergio Aragonés Louder Than Words1$2.95Dark Horse17,007
154249Uncanny Origins13$.99Marvel16,334
155190Steel42$1.95DC16,076
156109Revelations$3.95Acclaim16,059
157157Damned2$2.50Image15,830
158162Major Bummer2$2.50DC15,504
159164X-O Manowar10$2.50Acclaim15,488
1601772020 Visions5$2.25DC15,482
161140Ghost27$2.95Dark Horse15,207
162144J. O'Barr's The Crow: Demon in Disguise2$2.95Kitchen Sink14,663
163145Nexus: Nightmare in Blue1$2.95Dark Horse14,574
164147Painkiller Jane (Quesada cover)2$2.95Event14,041
165151Ash: Cinder and Smoke (Quesada cover)3$2.95Event13,929
166104Barry Windsor-Smith: Storyteller9$4.95Dark Horse13,525
167156Purgatori Sketchbook1$2.95Chaos13,519
168161Gunsmith Cats: Shades of Gray3$2.95Dark Horse13,261
169165Elric: Stormbringer5$2.95Dark Horse13,104
170187Gross Point1$2.50DC12,931
171167Starship Troopers: Insect Touch3$2.95Dark Horse12,914
172168Poison Elves25$2.95Sirius12,869
173191Shadowman9$2.50Acclaim12,471
174192Trinity Angels5$2.50Acclaim12,387
175172Squee2$2.95Slave Labor12,146
176174Amy Racecar Color Special1$2.95El Capitan12,073
177175Oh My Goddess: Mara Strikes Back3$2.95Dark Horse12,061
178205Challengers of the Unknown8$2.25DC12,017
179194Magnus Robot Fighter7$2.50Acclaim11,725
180181Ranma 1/2 Part 68$2.95Viz11,568
181139Men in Black: Far Cry$3.99Marvel11,293
182246Marvel Adventures6$1.50Marvel11,237
183182Essential Vertigo: The Sandman14$2.95DC11,232
184124Elfquest14$4.95Warp11,159
185183Painkiller Jane (Leonardi cover)2$2.95Event11,091
186184Blade of the Immortal: Dreamsong1$2.95Dark Horse11,063
187185Hate28$2.95Fantagraphics11,035
188186Too Much Coffee Man$2.95Dark Horse11,030
189204Immortal 23$2.50Image11,013
190188Ash: Cinder and Smoke (Ramos cover)3$2.95Event10,817
191189Dark Horse Classics: Star Wars Dark Empire5$2.95Dark Horse10,721
192217Cerebus220$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim10,643
193208Bloodshot5$2.50Acclaim10,447
194209Dr. Tomorrow3$2.50Acclaim10,385
195173Spirit: New Adventures (Eisner/Stout cover)2$3.50Kitchen Sink10,222
196211Gross Point2$2.50DC10,155
197193Lost World: Jurassic Park (regular edition)3$2.95Topps10,043
198135Steel Movie Adaptation$4.95DC9,908
199158Men in Black Movie Adaptation$3.99Marvel9,903
200179Spirit: New Adventures (Eisner/Schultz cover)2$3.50Kitchen Sink9,897
201195Lost World: Jurassic Park (regular edition)4$2.95Topps9,841
202196Badger3$2.95Image9,835
203215Quantum & Woody6$2.50Acclaim9,706
204198Elfquest Worldpool Special1$2.95Warp9,695
205216Troublemakers8$2.50Acclaim9,600
206199Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: Green Persimmon$2.95Dark Horse9,589
207169Verotika17$3.95Verotik9,493
208200Mother Superion1$2.95Antarctic9,448
209201Jackie Chan's Spartan X3$2.95Topps9,426
210220Faultlines5$2.50DC9,420
211202Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: Le Monstre2$2.95Dark Horse9,370
212250Xero5$1.75DC9,196
213223Book of Fate8$2.50DC9,190
214224Ninjak9$2.50Acclaim9,095
215251Cartoon Network Presents2$1.75DC9,095
216206Drakuun: Rise of the Dragon Princess6$2.95Dark Horse8,927
217207Robotech3$2.95Antarctic8,854
218180Kabuki: Skin Deep4$3.95Caliber8,647
219210Crimson Nun2$2.95Antarctic8,630
220259Pinky and the Brain15$1.75DC8,551
221213Cyberfrog vs. Creed1$2.95Harris8,282
222231Hong on the Range1$2.50Image8,170
223226Strangers in Paradise Gold Logo Edition3$2.75Abstract8,047
224218A Touch of Silver4$2.95Image8,007
225219Battle Angel Alita Part 82$2.95Viz7,996
226255Uncle Scrooge306$1.95Gladstone7,996
227283Sonic the Hedgehog51$1.50Archie7,946
228266Scooby-Doo2$1.75DC7,934
229221Inu Yasha4$2.95Viz7,862
230260Uncle Scrooge Adventures51$1.95Gladstone7,648
231227Starchild: Mythopolis Prologue0$2.95Image7,407
232228Mask: Virtual Surreality$2.95Dark Horse7,239
233229Morrigan1$2.95Sirius7,127
234275Animaniacs29$1.75DC7,110
235230New Bondage Fairies9$2.95Fantagraphics7,065
236289Sabrina the Teenage Witch6$1.50Archie6,987
237252Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing11$2.25DC6,964
238232Mobile Police Patlabor1$2.95Viz6,919
239234Bliss Alley1$2.95Image6,841
240282Flintstones and the Jetsons2$1.75DC6,835
241233Razor Uncut37$3.00London Night6,740
242272Donald Duck Adventures46$1.95Gladstone6,690
243244Night Force10$2.50DC6,634
244235Books of Lore Special Edition1$2.95Peregrine6,622
245236No Need for Tenchi Part 32$2.95Viz6,572
246238Roswell4$2.95Bongo6,376
247253Tales from the Crypt21$2.50Gemstone6,269
248203Fox Funhouse: The Tick A World of Pain(t)$4.50Acclaim6,129
249240GE Rouge3$2.95Verotik6,118
250241A Distant Soil21$2.95Image5,910
251300Knuckles6$1.50Archie5,888
252222Maison Ikkoku Part 71$3.95Viz5,860
253242Nameless3$2.95Image5,826
254311WDC&S Penny Pincher6$.99Gladstone5,826
255197Oink: Blood and Circus2$4.95Kitchen Sink5,781
256225Wingding Orgy: Hot Tails Extreme1$3.95Fantagraphics5,714
257264Vermillion12$2.50DC5,669
258245Dark Horse Presents123$2.95Dark Horse5,602
259246Adventures of Aaron Super Special100$2.95Image5,602
260247Replacement God and Other Stories2$2.95Image5,591
261248Land of Nod1$2.95Dark Horse5,585
262268Weird Science21$2.50Gemstone5,462
263296Looney Tunes32$1.75DC5,462
264237Vampirella/Shi Limited Ashcan (Net)$3.50Harris5,405
265254Dark Horse Classics: Aliens vs. Predator6$2.95Dark Horse5,293
266301Archie464$1.50Archie5,192
267256Ultimate Strike7$3.00London Night5,153
268257Big Bang Comics13$2.95Image5,108
269302Betty & Veronica116$1.50Archie5,086
270258Tenchi Muyo5$2.95Pioneer5,075
271261Real Adventures of Jonny Quest10$2.95Dark Horse4,929
272278Fang Testament (resolicitation)4$2.50Sirius4,873
273262Sexcapades8$2.95Fantagraphics4,817
274263Bone Encore Edition21$2.95Cartoon4,811
275265Luftwaffe 1946: Luftstorm4$2.95Antarctic4,744
276304Cheryl Blossom6$1.50Archie4,671
277305Betty54$1.50Archie4,665
278269Hari Kari: Passion & Death (regular edition)1$2.95Blackout4,604
279267Double Impact/Luxura (regular cover)1$3.00High Impact4,587
280270La Blue Girl11$2.95CPM4,587
281306Veronica68$1.50Archie4,581
282313Free Wizard #72 Ace Edition Dawn Drama1$.00Wizard4,564
283271Foreternity1$2.95Antarctic4,525
284285Waterworld4$2.50Acclaim4,469
285286Panic3$2.50Gemstone4,463
286281Archie's Double Digest95$2.79Archie4,290
287274Maze Agency1$2.95Caliber4,250
288273Embrace: Hunger of Flesh (regular edition)2$3.00London Night4,245
289212Lost Girls (resolicitation)3$5.95Kitchen Sink4,183
290290Araknis: Retribution2$2.50Morningstar4,183
291273La Cosa Nostroid4$2.95Fireman4,149
292277Lust4$2.95Fantagraphics4,138
293279Kaos Moon (resolicitation)3$2.95Caliber4,105
294214What's Michael? Living Together$5.95Dark Horse4,088
295280Gold Digger36$2.95Antarctic4,077
296308Archie & Friends25$1.50Archie3,976
297303Betty & Veronica Digest91$1.79Archie3,942
298284Star Blazers12$2.95Voyager3,880
299288Pals n Gals Double Digest28$2.79Archie3,875
300312Jughead97$1.50Archie3,802

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July 1997 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Preordered by North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's chart. 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 graphic novel charts included a number of higher-priced comic books, as was common in that era.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Death Dealer #4$6.95Verotikn/a
25Mens Insana$7.95DCn/a
33Darkchylde$12.95Imagen/a
42Wizards Tale$19.95Imagen/a
518Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #616$6.95Gladstonen/a
66Essential Spider-Man Vol. 2$12.99Marveln/a
77Body Bags$12.95Dark Horsen/a
817Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color #26$8.95Gladstonen/a
926Little Greyman$6.95Imagen/a
1019Uncle Scroose Adventures Don Rosa Special #4$9.95Gladstonen/a