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1991 Comic Book Sales Figures
Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops as Reported by Capital City Distribution and Diamond Comic Distributors

In 1991, two years before the peak of the comics industry's early 1990s boom, comics were sold to comics shops by several different major distributors who carried all publishers' comics. Diamond Comic Distributors and Capital City Distribution were the largest of them.

The top sellers for each distributor each month can be seen below; lower down, Diamond's Top 100 for the year can be found.


Diamond Comic Distributors rankings
Projected leaders, subject to update.  Individual pages for the months are coming soon.

January 1991
January 1991
February 1991
February 1991
March 1991
March 1991
April 1991
April 1991
May 1991
May 1991
June 1991
June 1991
July 1991
July 1991
August 1991
August 1991
September 1991
September 1991
October 1991
October 1991
November 1991
November 1991
December 1991
December 1991

Capital City Distribution rankings
Individual pages for the months are coming soon.

January 1991
January 1991
February 1991
February 1991
March 1991
March 1991
April 1991
April 1991
May 1991
May 1991
June 1991
June 1991
July 1991
July 1991
August 1991
August 1991
September 1991
September 1991
October 1991
October 1991
November 1991
November 1991
December 1991
December 1991

Diamond's final rankings for all comics and trade paperbacks during the year appear below. Diamond reported these issues without indexes allowing actual sales estimates to be calculated. Diamond also used titles that went on sale from  February 1991 to January 1992 in the below list, so the real list is slightly different. Punisher War Zone wouldn't be on the list, but Spider-Man #6 should be.

Diamond listed the different covers of X-Men Vol. 2 #1 separately, but there's no doubt that it, and not X-Force #1,  was the best-selling comic-book of the year when orders are combined.



Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher
1 X-Force 1 $1.50 Marvel
2 X-Men Vol. 2 1E $3.95 Marvel
3 X-Men Vol. 2 1A $1.50 Marvel
4 X-Men Vol. 2 1C $1.50 Marvel
5 Robin II: The Joker's Wild 1 $1.50 DC
6 X-Men Vol. 2 2 $1.00 Marvel
7 X-Men Vol. 2 1B $1.50 Marvel
8 X-Men Vol. 2 1D $1.50 Marvel
9 X-Force 2 $1.00 Marvel
10 X-Force 4 $1.00 Marvel
11 X-Men Vol. 2 3 $1.00 Marvel
12 Uncanny X-Men 281 $1.00 Marvel
13 Spider-Man 16 $1.75 Marvel
14 X-Men Vol. 2 4 $1.00 Marvel
15 X-Force 3 $1.00 Marvel
16 Wolverine 50 $2.50 Marvel
17 Robin II: The Joker's Wild 2 $1.50 DC
18 X-Men Vol. 2 5 $1.25 Marvel
19 Punisher War Zone* (January 1992) 1 $2.25 Marvel
20 X-Force 5 $1.00 Marvel
21 X-Men Vol. 2 (January 1992) 6 $1.25 Marvel
22 Uncanny X-Men 282 $1.00 Marvel
23 Uncanny X-Men 284 $1.00 Marvel
24 X-Factor 71 $1.00 Marvel
25 Robin II: The Joker's Wild 3 $1.50 DC
26 X-Force 6 $1.00 Marvel
27 Uncanny X-Men 283 $1.25 Marvel
28 Spider-Man 10 $1.75 Marvel
29 Uncanny X-Men 285 $1.25 Marvel
30 X-Force 7 $1.00 Marvel
31 Spider-Man 12 $1.75 Marvel
32 Uncanny X-Men (January 1992) 286 $1.25 Marvel
33 Spider-Man 11 $1.75 Marvel
34 Spider-Man 14 $1.75 Marvel
35 Spider-Man 13 $1.75 Marvel
36 X-Force (January 1992) 8 $1.25 Marvel
37 Spider-Man 15 $1.75 Marvel
38 Uncanny X-Men 280 $1.00 Marvel
39 Uncanny X-Men 279 $1.00 Marvel
40 Uncanny X-Men Annual 15 $2.00 Marvel
41 Warlock & The Infinity Watch 1 $1.75 Marvel
42 Infinity Gauntlet 1 $2.50 Marvel
43 Spider-Man 17 $1.75 Marvel
44 Spider-Man 18 $1.75 Marvel
45 Amazing Spider-Man 358 $1.00 Marvel
46 Robin II: The Joker's Wild 4 $1.50 DC
47 Robin 5 $1.00 DC
48 Ghost Rider 15 $1.75 Marvel
49 Wonder Man 1 $1.00 Marvel
50 Spider-Man 19 $1.75 Marvel
51 Uncanny X-Men 278 $1.00 Marvel
52 Uncanny X-Men 277 $1.00 Marvel
53 Infinity Gauntlet 3 $2.50 Marvel
54 X-Factor 75 $1.75 Marvel
55 Infinity Gauntlet 2 $2.50 Marvel
56 Spider-Man (January 1992) 20 $1.75 Marvel
57 Infinity Gauntlet 6 $2.50 Marvel
58 X-Factor 74 $1.00 Marvel
59 X-Factor 72 $1.00 Marvel
60 Infinity Gauntlet 4 $2.50 Marvel
61 Amazing Spider-Man Annual 25 $2.00 Marvel
62 Uncanny X-Men 276 $1.00 Marvel
63 X-Factor 73 $1.00 Marvel
64 Infinity Gauntlet 5 $2.50 Marvel
65 Deathlok 1 $1.75 Marvel
66 Daredevil 300 $2.00 Marvel
67 X-Factor 70 $1.00 Marvel
68 Amazing Spider-Man 350 $1.50 Marvel
69 Robin II: The Joker's Wild 1 (newsstd) $1.00 DC
70 Ghost Rider 18 $1.75 Marvel
71 Amazing Spider-Man 353 $1.00 Marvel
72 X-Factor (January 1992) 76 $1.00 Marvel
73 Batman Versus Predator 1 $1.95 DC/Dark Horsese
74 X-Factor 69 $1.00 Marvel
75 Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Heart of Darkness
$4.95 Marvel
76 Ghost Rider 20 $1.75 Marvel
77 New Mutants 87 (2nd Pr.) $1.00 Marvel
78 Amazing Spider-Man 357 $1.00 Marvel
79 Amazing Spider-Man 354 $1.00 Marvel
80 Deathlok 6 $1.75 Marvel
81 Ghost Rider 19 $1.75 Marvel
82 Ghost Rider 21 $1.75 Marvel
83 Superman: The Man of Steel 1 $1.75 DC
84 Wolverine 49 $1.75 Marvel
85 Amazing Spider-Man 355 $1.00 Marvel
86 Ghost Rider 17 $1.75 Marvel
87 Amazing Spider-Man 356 $1.00 Marvel
88 Wolverine 51 $1.75 Marvel
89 Warlock & The Infinity Watch (January 1992) 2 $1.75 Marvel
90 Wolverine 52 $1.75 Marvel
91 X-Force 1 (2nd pr.) $1.50 Marvel
92 Punisher 60 $1.25 Marvel
93 Ghost Rider 22 $1.75 Marvel
94 War of the Gods 1 $1.75 Marvel
95 Punisher 57 $1.00 Marvel
96 Wolverine 48 $1.75 Marvel
97 Deathlok 7 $1.75 Marvel
98 Marvel Comics Presents 90 $1.25 Marvel
99 Deadly Foes of Spider-Man 1 $1.00 Marvel
100 Batman: Gotham Nights (January 1992) 1 $1.25 DC





















Trade Paperback Title
Price Publisher
1 Punisher: Bloodlines
$5.95 Marvel
2 Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol. 9
$3.95 Marvel
3 Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol. 8
$3.95 Marvel
4 Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol. 10
$3.95 Marvel
5 Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol. 11
$3.95 Marvel
6 Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol. 12
$4.50 Marvel
7 Who's Who in the DC Universe #11
$4.95 DC
8 Who's Who in the DC Universe #12
$4.95 DC
9 Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol. 13
$4.50 Marvel
10 Who's Who in the DC Universe #13
$4.95 DC
11 Who's Who in the DC Universe #12
$4.95 DC
12 Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol. 14
$4.50 Marvel
13 Who's Who in the DC Universe #14
$4.95 DC
14 Marvel Universe Master Edition Vol. 15
$4.50 Marvel
15 Who's Who in the DC Universe #16
$4.95 DC
16 Who's Who in the DC Universe #15
$4.95 DC
17 Batman/Dracula: Red Rain HC
$4.95 DC
18 Wolverine: Bloody Choices
$7.95 Marvel
19 Impact Comics: Who's Who
$4.95 DC
20 Ghost Rider: Resurrected
$12.95 Marvel
21 Calving & Hobbes: Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"
$12.99 Andrews/McMeel
22 Incredible Hulk: Ground Zero
$12.95 Marvel
23 Punisher: Blood on the Moors HC
$16.95 Marvel
24 John Byrne's 2112
$9.95 Dark Horse
25 Aliens: Tribes HC
$24.95 Dark Horse

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