November 1987 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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

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No sales chart for Diamond Comic Distributors for November 1987 has yet been located. It would have appeared in the distributor's Diamond Dialogue newsletter. Comics Values Monthly magazine, which had started reprinting Diamond's charts with the June 1987 table, skipped this month.

Rival Capital City Distribution's top five for the month appear above, and seem likely to have been the top sellers at Diamond. Uncanny X-Men #227 would have been unchallenged in first place, followed by other "Fall of the Mutants" issues from X-Factor and New Mutants. DC would have filled out the Top Five with $2.95 prestige format release Blackhawk #1 and the second issue of Green Arrow.

The most important comic book of the month in historical terms, however, did not make the Top Five: Amazing Spider-Man #298, Todd McFarlane's first issue on the series, ranked tenth at Capital City. The series would be in the Top Five in two months, with the 300th issue landing.

Capital City's top graphic novel was the Batman: Son of the Demon trade paperback; the book could well have led at Diamond too.

We'll update this page should an official version of the Diamond charts come in. If you have a copy of the Diamond Dialogue for this month, contact us at the address at right.

—John Jackson Miller

Diamond did not release separate graphic novel charts in this era.