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January 1994 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The collapse following the peak year of 1993 got fully underway in January, as a reported 1,000 comics-ordering accounts closed at the start of the year. The month also saw the sale of Moondog's, one of the largest comics chains, to Dream Factory to create the largest comics shop chain in the country.

Independent publisher Innovation folded during the month, and Diamond Comic Distributors and Capital City Distribution further tightened their grace periods for late-shipping comics to deal with the epidemic of late shipping.

This is the first month during which I collected retailer market reports as editor of Comics Retailer magazine; click to read my description of events in the comics market during January 1994 in #24 of the magazine. You can also see more retailer Market Beat reports (such as the one at right) describing their specific circumstances.

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.
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
11X-Men30$1.95Marvel285.7
23Spawn20$1.95Image235.8
35Uncanny X-Men310$1.95Marvel228.4
46Beavis & Butt-Head1$1.95Marvel198.0
54X-Factor100$2.95Marvel151.8
618Superman87$1.50DC138.1
715Wolverine79$1.75Marvel138.1
812Gambit4$2.00Marvel135.7
914Cyberforce3$1.95Image135.7
1020Adventures of Superman510$1.50DC135.3
1121Superman: The Man of Steel31$1.50DC133.4
122X-Men Unlimited4$3.95Marvel133.0
1334X-Men 20996$1.25Marvel132.6
1422Action Comics697$1.50DC132.2
1535X-Force32$1.25Marvel131.0
1627Batman505$1.50DC124.2
1717Maxx7$1.95Image113.2
1833Detective Comics672$1.50DC112.5
1910Green Lantern50$2.95DC107.8
207Shadowman0 (Dlx. Ed.)$3.50Valiant105.6
2123Rune1$1.95Malibu100.2
2252Amazing Spider-Man387$1.25Marvel100.0
2341Superboy2$1.50DC99.1
248Excalibur75$3.50Marvel97.9
2524Stormwatch8$1.95Image97.2
2625Savage Dragon8$1.95Image97.2
2726Code Name: Stryke Force2$1.95Image96.0
2836Batman: Shadow of the Bat25$1.75DC92.9
2913Venom: The Enemy Within2$2.95Marvel90.4
3047Steel2$1.50DC88.5
3148Supergirl2$1.50DC87.2
3230Cable9$2.00Marvel86.0
3372Spider-Man 209917$1.25Marvel83.0
3444Spider-Man44$1.75Marvel82.3
3538Team Youngblood5$1.95Image80.9
3629Ninjak3$2.25Valiant80.5
3739Prophet5$1.95Image79.6
3811Force Works1 (Deluxe Ed.)$3.95Marvel75.7
3943X1$2.00Dark Horse72.9
4045Simpsons Comics2$1.95Bongo72.5
4187Daredevil326$1.25Marvel69.2
4219Captain America425$2.95Marvel69.0
4373Catwoman8$1.50DC68.7
4475Robin5$1.50DC68.3
4531Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi4$2.50Dark Horse68.1
4655Freak Force2$1.95Image63.8
4737Stormwatch Sourcebook0$2.50Image63.3
4828Punisher War Journal64$2.95Marvel62.5
4967Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight58$1.75DC62.3
5069Ren & Stimpy16$1.75Marvel60.7
5159Vanguard4$1.95Image59.6
5240Turok: Dinosaur Hunter10$2.50Valiant59.5
5398Spectacular Spider-Man210$1.25Marvel59.2
5499Web of Spider-Man110$1.25Marvel58.8
55100Incredible Hulk415$1.25Marvel58.7
5661Wrath1$1.95Malibu58.6
5742Breed1$2.50Malibu58.4
5850X-O Manowar27$2.25Valiant57.6
5932Magnus: Robot Fighter-Nexus2$2.95Valiant57.6
6066Sandman58$1.95DC57.3
6153Bloodshot15$2.25Valiant55.3
62107Fantastic Four386$1.25Marvel55.1
6381Spider-Man: Mutant Agenda1$1.75Marvel54.6
64111Punisher88$1.25Marvel54.4
659Marvels3$5.95Marvel53.7
66114Silver Surfer90$1.25Marvel51.5
6784Ghost Rider47$1.75Marvel51.0
68115New Warriors45$1.25Marvel50.7
6962Punisher War Zone25$2.25Marvel50.1
7054Aliens-Predator: Deadliest of the Species4$2.50Dark Horse49.7
7165Magnus: Robot Fighter35$2.25Valiant49.7
72116Avengers372$1.25Marvel49.3
7356Break-Thru2$2.50Malibu49.1
74121X-Men Adventures Season II2$1.25Marvel48.2
7516Legends of the Worlds Finest2$4.95DC47.2
76123Punisher 209914$1.25Marvel47.0
77125Doom 209915$1.25Marvel46.9
7858Warriors of Plasm6$2.50Defiant46.7
7970Solar Man of the Atom32$2.25Valiant46.3
8060Second Life of Dr. Mirage6$2.50Valiant46.1
8192Lobo4$1.75DC45.8
8274H.A.R.D. Corps17$2.25Valiant45.7
8363Cosmic Powers1$2.50Marvel45.0
8464Harbinger28$2.50Valiant44.8
8586Prime8$1.95Malibu44.6
8678Eternal Warrior21$2.25Valiant43.9
8795Moon Knight60$1.75Marvel43.8
8880Secret Weapons8$2.25Valiant43.6
8951Sin City: A Dame To Kill For3$2.95Dark Horse43.4
9068Shadowman24$2.50Valiant43.3
91126Iron Man302$1.25Marvel43.0
92127Thunderstrike6$1.25Marvel42.8
9391Swamp Thing140$1.95DC41.7
9483Rai & The Future Force20$2.25Valiant41.3
95135What If?59$1.25Marvel40.8
9676Archer & Armstrong21$2.50Valiant40.1
9757Dark Dominion4$2.95Defiant39.8
9879Aliens: Music of the Spears1$2.50Dark Horse39.4
9994Mantra7$1.95Malibu39.3
100136Thor472$1.25Marvel39.3
10185Alpha Flight130$2.25Marvel39.2
102109Ghost Rider Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance20$1.75Marvel39.0
10382Goodguys3$2.50Defiant38.2
10497Strangers8$1.95Malibu38.1
105102Hardcase8$1.95Malibu37.2
106103Sludge4$1.95Malibu37.1
107104Nightman4$1.95Malibu37.1
108105Prototype6$1.95Malibu35.9
109106Solitaire3$1.95Malibu35.9
11071Marvel X-Men Collection3$2.95Marvel35.3
111108Freex7$1.95Malibu35.1
112110Solution5$1.95Malibu34.9
113112Firearm5$1.95Malibu34.7
114118Warlock & The Infinity Watch26$1.75Marvel34.6
115120Shroud1$1.75Marvel34.4
116113Exiles6$1.95Malibu34.1
11788Predator: Bad Blood2$2.50Dark Horse33.8
118124Nova3$1.75Marvel33.5
11949Fantastic Four Unlimited5$3.95Marvel32.9
12090Star Trek: Deep Space Nine6$2.50Malibu32.6
121139Justice League America86$1.50DC31.9
122140Aquaman: Time & Tide4$1.50DC31.7
12393Aliens: Labyrinth4$2.50Dark Horse31.2
124119Showcase 943$1.95DC30.9
125146Batman Adventures18$1.50DC30.6
12696John Byrnes Next Men: Faith4$2.50Dark Horse30.5
127128Blaze4$1.75Marvel30.3
128130X-Factor100$1.75Marvel29.8
129131Star Trek: The Next Gen.58$1.75DC29.7
130133Morbius19$1.75Marvel29.6
131147Marvel Comics Presents150$1.50Marvel29.3
132170Ravage 209916$1.25Marvel29.3
133171Guardians of the Galaxy46$1.25Marvel28.9
13477Lady Death1$3.50Chaos28.4
13589Hellblazer75$2.95DC28.3
136137Anima1$1.75DC27.9
137154Marvel Age134$1.50Marvel27.3
138157Marvel Comics Presents149$1.50Marvel27.0
139178Darkhawk37$1.25Marvel26.9
140160Justice League Task Force10$1.50DC26.8
141143Hawkeye3$1.75Marvel26.6
142144Doctor Strange63$1.75Marvel26.6
143145Star Trek58$1.75DC26.5
144166Flash88$1.50DC25.7
145184Namor48$1.25Marvel24.8
146101Grendel Tales6$2.95Dark Horse24.8
147149New Titans109$1.75DC24.7
148150Secret Defenders13$1.75Marvel24.7
149152Hawkman7$1.75DC24.6
150256Force Works1 (Ashcan)$.75Marvel24.4
151153Night Thrasher8$1.75Marvel24.3
152142Out of the Vortex4$2.00Dark Horse23.4
153156Starblast3$1.75Marvel23.2
154174Legionnaires12$1.50DC23.1
155159Scarlet Witch3$1.75Marvel23.0
156161Force Works1 (Reg. Ed.)$1.75Marvel22.8
157162Transformers: Generation 25$1.75Marvel22.7
158176Justice League International62$1.50DC22.6
159165Spectre16$1.75DC22.3
160167Legion of Super-Heroes55$1.75DC21.9
161182Valor17$1.50DC21.7
162205Silver Sable22$1.25Marvel21.2
163207X-Men Classic93$1.25Marvel20.8
164117Green Lantern Corps Quarterly8$2.95DC20.8
165208Quasar56$1.25Marvel20.8
166132Knighthawk The Protector1$2.50Continuity20.8
167172Nightstalkers17$1.75Marvel20.4
168163Sandman Mystery Theatre12$1.95DC20.3
169173Team Titans18$1.75DC19.9
170138Classic Star Wars16$2.50Dark Horse19.5
171168Black Orchid7$1.95DC19.4
172151Excalibur75$2.25Marvel19.2
173179L.E.G.I.O.N. 9464$1.75DC19.1
174169Alan Davis'S Clandestine1$1.95Marvel18.9
175141Shadowman0 (Reg. Ed.)$2.50Valiant18.7
176181Outsiders5$1.75DC18.6
177129Captain America: The Medusa Effect$2.95Marvel18.0
178175Hellstorm12$2.00Marvel17.3
179148Zorro1$2.50Topps17.3
180188Green Arrow84$1.75DC17.2
181189Deathlok33$1.75Marvel17.2
182122Justice League Intl Qrtly14$3.50DC16.8
183232Sleepwalker33$1.25Marvel16.6
184183Shade The Changing Man45$1.95DC16.4
185155Dark Horse Comics17$2.50Dark Horse16.4
186216Guy Gardner: Warrior18$1.50DC16.3
187196Nomad23$1.75Marvel16.1
188197Deathstroke The Terminator34$1.75DC15.9
189200Captain America425$1.75Marvel15.4
190248G.I. Joe146$1.25Marvel15.3
191192Animal Man69$1.95DC15.2
192253Wonder Man30$1.25Marvel15.1
193177Groo The Wanderer110$2.25Marvel15.0
194283Exosquad0$1.00Topps15.0
195180Cerebus178$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim14.7
196195Elfquest: Hidden Years10$2.00Warp14.5
197227Hardware13$1.50DC14.1
198228Icon11$1.50DC14.0
199198American Freak2$1.95DC13.9
200233Wonder Woman84$1.50DC13.8
201266Spider-Man Classics12$1.25Marvel13.8
202202Deaths Head II16$1.95Marvel13.8
203203Scarab5$1.95DC13.7
204238S.T.A.R. Corps5$1.50DC13.7
205240Blood Syndicate12$1.50DC13.5
206199Elfquest: Blood of Ten Chiefs4$2.00Warp13.5
207217Dr. Strange Vs. Dracula1$1.75Marvel13.5
208204Elfquest: New Blood13$2.00Warp13.2
209209Doom Patrol76$1.95DC13.2
210222William Shatner's Tekworld19$1.75Marvel12.8
211249Static10$1.50DC12.7
212224Darkstars18$1.75DC12.6
213185Pinhead4$2.50Marvel12.4
214187Robocop: Roulette1$2.50Dark Horse12.2
215201Punisher War Journal64$2.25Marvel11.9
216221Kid Eternity11$1.95DC11.7
217194Interview With The Vampire11$2.50Innovation11.6
218241Demon45$1.75DC11.6
219210Legacy3$2.25Majestic11.2
220270Fighting American2$1.50DC10.9
221206Thing From Another World: Eternal Vows2$2.50Dark Horse10.5
222220S.T.A.T.2$2.25Majestic10.4
223134Project X: Thumpn Guts0$4.95Kitchen Sink10.3
224278Eclipso17$1.50DC10.2
225190Bloodfire8$2.95Lightning10.1
226191Perg4$2.95Lightning10.1
227263Hyperkind7$1.75Marvel10.0
228214Queen of the Damned12$2.50Innovation9.9
229193Judgement Day5$2.95Lightning9.9
230218Loose Cannons1$2.50Marvel9.4
231219Chromium Man6$2.50Triumphant9.3
232272Ectokid7$1.75Marvel9.3
233211Tmnt-Flaming Carrot: Land-Green Fire3$2.75Mirage9.1
2342.6Wild Angels1$1.95Marvel9.0
235275Saint Sinner6$1.75Marvel9.0
236295Uncle Scrooge285$1.50Gladstone8.8
237394Ultra-Monthly Magazine8$.50Malibu8.8
238279Hokum & Hex7$1.75Marvel8.7
239225Chromium Man: Violent Past1$2.50Triumphant8.6
240226Samuree Vol. 27$2.50Continuity8.5
241252Seaquest3$2.25Nemesis8.4
242229Age of Reptiles3$2.50Dark Horse8.4
243230Chromium Man: Violent Past2$2.50Triumphant8.4
244231Armor10$2.50Continuity8.4
245215Zen Int. Ninja-The Hunted3$2.95Express8.4
246234Riotgear5$2.50Triumphant8.3
247235Doctor Chaos3$2.50Triumphant8.2
248213Megalith10$3.00Continuity8.2
249236Scavengers7$2.50Triumphant8.2
250237Ms. Mystic Vol. 37$2.50Continuity8.2
251242Dinosaurs For Hire12$2.50Malibu8.0
252319Marvel Tales283$1.25Marvel7.9
253164On A Pale Horse5$4.95Innovation7.9
254243Cyberrad Vol. 28$2.50Continuity7.9
255244Hybrids4$2.50Continuity7.9
256245Lost In Space Limited Ser.8$2.50Innovation7.8
257264Dark Horse Presents81$2.25Dark Horse7.8
258304Donald Duck Adventures25$1.50Gladstone7.7
259247Earth 4 Vol. 37$2.50Continuity7.7
260250Prince Vandal3$2.50Triumphant7.6
261251Mark2$2.50Dark Horse7.6
262267Protectors17$2.25Malibu7.5
263239Ranma 1/2 Pt. 32$2.75Viz7.4
264255Crazyman Vol. 27$2.50Continuity7.3
265271Ex-Mutants15$2.25Malibu7.3
266259Time Master3$2.50Continuity7.1
267260Harrowers4$2.50Marvel7.1
268246Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 26$2.75Mirage7.1
269313Walt Disneys Comics & Stories590$1.50Gladstone7.0
270293Deaths Head II/Killpower: Batt III2$1.95Marvel6.8
271276Ultraman2$2.25Nemesis6.8
272289Tales From The Crypt7$2.00Russ Cochran6.8
273282Ferret9$2.25Malibu6.7
274332Barbie39$1.25Marvel6.5
275566Shaman3$.00Continuity6.5
276262Space Usagi II: White Star Ris2$2.75Mirage6.4
277254True Crime Comics Presents1$2.95Eclipse6.2
278186Mobile Suit Gundam 00833$4.95Viz6.2
279257Young Zen Intergalactic Ninja3$2.95Express6.2
280287Gravestone7$2.25Malibu6.1
281310Chain Gang War9$1.75DC6.1
282269Ninja High School0$2.75Antarctic6.0
283273Ironwood10$2.75Fantagraphics5.9
284265Urban Decay1$2.95Anubis5.9
285223Dead In The West2$3.95Dark Horse5.7
286268Propellerman7$2.95Dark Horse5.6
287284Enemy2$2.50Dark Horse5.6
288299Hellhound4$2.25Marvel5.6
289288Green Hornet31$2.50Now5.5
290307Weird Science7$2.00Russ Cochran5.5
291348Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur Adv.55$1.25Archie5.5
292281Battle Angel Alita Part Three3$2.75Viz5.5
293349Barbie Fashion39$1.25Marvel5.5
294350Monster Menace4$1.25Marvel5.4
295290Bill The Galactic Hero2$2.50Topps5.4
296292Frank2$2.50Nemesis5.4
297314Shock Suspenstories7$2.00Russ Cochran5.2
298277Elementals Sex Special7$2.95Comico5.2
299317New Adventures of Speed Racer4$1.95Now5.2
300298Mack Bolan: The Executioner7$2.50Innovation5.1




January 1994 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 #2 #3 #6

Diamond did not publish order index numbers for graphic novels in this era, so units cannot be determined.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Superman: Under a Yellow Sun$5.95DCn/a
23Shadowman$9.95Valiantn/a
32Power of Shazam HC$19.95DCn/a
46Donald Duck Stories in Color #1$9.95Gladstonen/a
57Carl Barks Library Album #24$8.95Gladstonen/a
64Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits$14.95DCn/a
712Age of Desire$6.90Eclipsen/a
817Samuree$3.95Continuityn/a
919Megalith$3.95Continuityn/a
105Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation$19.95DCn/a
118X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga$12.95Marveln/a
1211Druuna: Morbus Gravus II$14.95Kitchen Sinkn/a
1329Distant Soil Starter Pack: Regular Ed. Set$5.95Arian/a
1413Elfquest: New Blood Collection$19.95Warpn/a
1526Night's Children: Ripper #1$8.95Fantagraphicsn/a
1616Mask Collection$14.95Dark Horsen/a
1731Small Bodied Ninja High School Vol. 1$6.95Antarcticn/a
1828Through the Habitrails Complete Collection$9.95Bad Habitn/a
1924Outer Space Spirit$11.95Kitchen Sinkn/a
2022Xenozoic Tales: Cadillacs and Dinosaurs$14.95Kitchen Sinkn/a
2127Desert Peach: Foreign Relations$12.95Aeronn/a
2244Big Wanking Tales Pack$5.95Fantagraphicsn/a
2321Mad Vol. 1 SC$20.00ECn/a
2420Shazam Archives Vol. 1$49.95DCn/a
2530Further Adventures of Doll$25.95Kitchen Sinkn/a