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1993 Comic Book Sales Figures
Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops as Reported by Capital City Distribution and Diamond Comic Distributors

In 1993, the most successful year in comics industry history, comics were sold to more than 10,000 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 300 for the year can be found.


Diamond Comic Distributors rankings
Individual pages for the months are coming soon.

January 1993
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Capital City Distribution rankings
Individual pages for the months are coming soon.

January 1993
January 1993
February 1993
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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.



Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher
1 Action Comics 687 $1.95 DC
2 Adventures of Superman 501 $1.95 DC
3 Superman 78 $1.95 DC
4 Superman: The Man of Steel 22 $1.95 DC
5 Adventures of Superman 500 Col. Ed
$2.95 DC
6 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 1 $3.50 Valiant
7 Batman 500 $3.95 DC
8 Darker Image 1 $2.50 Malibu
9 Deatblow 1 $2.50 Image
10 Deatmate Prologue
$2.95 Valiant
11 Stormwatch 1 $1.95 Malibu
12 Maxx 1 $1.95 Image
13 Spawn 11 $1.95 Image
14 Uncanny X-Men 300 $3.95 Marvel
15 Spawn 8 $1.95 Malibu
16 Youngblood: Strike File 1 $2.50 Image
17 Spawn 12 $1.95 Image
18 Cable 1 $3.50 Marvel
19 Superman 82 Col. Ed
$3.50 DC
20 Spawn 10 $1.95 Malibu
21 Amazing Spider-Man 375 $3.95 Marvel
22 Spider-Man Unlimited 1 $3.95 Marvel
23 Cyberforce 4 $2.50 Malibu
24 Magnus: Robot Fighter 25 $2.95 Valiant
25 Spawn 9 $1.95 Malibu
26 Adventures of Superman 500 NwsEd.
$2.50 DC
27 Stormwatch 2 $1.95 Image
28 X-Men 2099 1 $1.50 Marvel
29 Tribe 1 $2.50 Image
30 Spectacular Spider-Man 200 $2.95 Marvel
31 Pitt 1 $1.95 Malibu
32 Adventures of Superman 505 $2.50 DC
33 Brigade: The Series 1 $1.95 Image
34 Shadowhawk II: The Secret Revealed
$1.95 Image
35 X-Men 2099 25 $3.50 Marvel
36 WildC.A.T.S. Trilogy 1 $2.50 Image
37 Shadowhawk II 1 $3.50 Image
38 X-O Manowar 0 $3.50 Valiant
39 Bloodstrike 1 $2.50 Image
40 Brigade: The Series 4 $2.50 Malibu
41 Uncanny X-Men 304 $3.95 Marvel
42 Web of Spider-Man 100 $2.95 Marvel
43 Spawn 15 $1.95 Image
44 Venom 2 $2.95 Marvel
45 Venom 3 $2.95 Marvel
46 Rai & The Future Force 9 $2.50 Valiant
47 Pitt 2 $1.95 Malibu
48 Sabretooth 1 $2.95 Marvel
49 Shadowhawk 3 $2.50 Malibu
50 1963: Mystery, Inc. 1 $1.95 Image
51 Savage Dragon 1 $1.95 Image
52 Wildstar: Sky Zero 1 $2.50 Malibu
53 Union 1 $2.50 Image
54 Deathmate Yellow
$4.95 Valiant
55 Deathmate Black
$4.95 Image
56 Venom 4 $2.95 Marvel
57 Deathmate Blue
$4.95 Valiant
58 Stormwatch 3 $1.95 Image
59 X-Factor 92 $3.50 Marvel
60 Spawn 13 $1.95 Image
61 Spawn 14 $1.95 Image
62 Maxx 2 $1.95 Image
63 Plasm 1 $2.95 Defiant
64 Secret Weapons 1 $2.25 Valiant
65 Wolverine 75 $3.95 Marvel
66 X-Men Unlimited 1 $3.95 Marvel
67 Superman 77 $1.25 DC
68 X-Force 25 $3.50 Marvel
69 Spawn 16 $1.95 Image
70 Spawn 7 $1.95 Malibu
71 Superman: The Man of Steel 21 $1.25 DC
72 Venom: Funeral Pyre 1 $2.95 Marvel
73 Cyberforce 0 $1.95 Image
74 Brigade 2 $2.95 Image
75 Superman 79 $1.50 DC
76 Superman: The Man of Steel 23 $1.50 DC
77 Adventures of Superman 502 $1.50 DC
78 Secret Defenders 1 $2.50 Marvel
79 Action Comics 688 $1.50 DC
80 Shaman's Tears 1 $2.50 Image
81 X-Men 26 $1.25 Marvel
82 Bloodstrike 2 $1.95 Image
83 X-Men 18 $1.25 Marvel
84 Action Comics 689 $1.50 DC
85 The Maxx 3 $1.95 Image
86 Batman 497 $1.25 DC
87 Youngblood Yearbook 1 $2.50 Image
88 Deathmate Epilogue
$2.95 Image
89 X-Men 19 $1.25 Marvel
90 Venom 5 $2.95 Marvel
91 X-Men 24 $1.25 Marvel
92 Infinity Crusade 1 $3.50 Marvel
93 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 2 $2.50 Valiant
94 Tribe 2 $1.95 Axis
95 Uncanny X-Men 308 $1.25 Marvel
96 Gambit 1 $2.50 Marvel
97 X-Men 28 $1.25 Marvel
98 Adventures of Superman 501wsstand Ed. $1.50 DC
99 Uncanny X-Men 303 $1.25 Marvel
100 Action Comics 687 Ed. $1.50 DC
101 Uncanny X-Men 299 $1.25 Marvel
102 Superman 78 $1.50 DC
103 Stormwatch 0 $2.50 Image
104 Superman 22 $1.50 DC
105 X-Men 27 $1.25 Marvel
106 X-Men 20 $1.25 Marvel
107 Brigade 0 $1.95 Image
108 Wildstar: Sky Zero 2 $1.95 Malibu
109 Prophet 1 $2.50 Image
110 Uncanny X-Men 298 $1.25 Marvel
111 Magnus: Robot Fighter 24 $2.25 Valiant
112 X-Men 23 $1.25 Marvel
113 Amazing Spider-Man 378 $1.25 Marvel
114 WildC.A.T.S. Trilogy 2 $1.95 Image
115 Uncanny X-Men 307 $1.25 Marvel
116 Youngblood: Strike File 2 $2.50 Image
117 X-Men 2099 2 $1.25 Marvel
118 Hellstorm 1 $2.95 Marvel
119 Youngblood: Battlezone 1 $1.95 Malibu
120 Wolverine 73 $1.75 Marvel
121 Cyberforce 1 $1.95 Image
122 X-Men 21 $1.25 Marvel
123 Second Life of Doctor Mirage 1 $2.50 Valiant
124 Cable 2 $2.00 Marvel
125 Uncanny X_Men 305 $1.25 Marvel
126 Venom 6 $2.95 Marvel
127 Uncanny X-Men 306 $1.25 Marvel
128 Batman 498 $1.25 DC
129 Ninjak 1 $3.50 Valiant
130 Fantastic Four 375 $2.95 Marvel
131 Uncanny X-Men 301 $1.25 Marvel
132 X-Men 22 $1.25 Marvel
133 Shadowhawk 3 $2.95 Image
134 Deadpool 1 $2.50 Marvel
135 Thunderstrike 1 $2.95 Marvel
136 Deathblow 2 $1.75 Image
137 Adventures of Superman 503 $1.50 DC
138 Action Comics 690 $1.50 DC
139 Batman 501 $1.50 DC
140 Superman: The Man of Steel 24 $1.50 DC
141 Superman 80 $1.50 DC
142 Spider-Man Unlimited 35 $1.75 Marvel
143 Savage Dragon 2 $2.95 Image
144 Team Youngblood 1 $1.95 Image
145 Detective Comics 665 $1.25 DC
146 Detective Comics 666 $1.25 DC
147 Uncanny X-Men 302 $1.25 Marvel
148 Batman 499 $1.25 DC
149 Web of Spider-Man 101 $1.25 Marvel
150 X-Force 20 $1.25 Marvel
151 Image Swimsuit Special 1 $1.95 Malibu
152 Amazing Spider-Man 380 $1.25 Marvel
153 Supreme 3 $1.95 Malibu
154 Amazing Spider-Man 379 $1.25 Marvel
155 WildC.A.T.S. 5 $1.95 Image
156 X-Force 21 $1.25 Marvel
157 X-Men 2099 3 $1.25 Marvel
158 Uncanny X-Men 309 $1.25 Marvel
159 Youngblood: Strike File 3 $2.50 Image
160 Spider-Man Unlimited 2 $3.95 Marvel
161 X-Force 26 $1.25 Marvel
162 Legacy of Superman 1 $2.50 DC
163 Catwoman 1 $1.95 DC
164 Rai & The Future Force 10 $2.25 Valiant
165 Superman: The Man of Steel 25 $1.50 DC
166 Punisher 2099 2 $1.25 Marvel
167 Stormwatch 4 $1.95 Image
168 Spectacular Spider-Man 201 $1.25 Marvel
169 Spider-Man 2099 5 $1.25 Marvel
170 Batman 502 $1.50 DC
171 Detective Comics 667 $1.25 DC
172 2099 Unlimited 1 $3.95 Marvel
173 Venom: The Madness 1 $2.95 Marvel
174 Youngblood : Strike File 4 $2.50 Image
175 Supemran 81 $1.50 DC
176 Uncanny X-Men Annual 17 $2.95 Marvel
177 1963: The Fury 2 $1.95 Image
178 Spider-Man 37 $1.75 Marvel
179 Adventures of Superman 504 $1.50 DC
180 Superman: The Man of Steel 26 $2.95 DC
181 Spider-Man 36 $1.95 Marvel
182 Silver Surfer/Warlock: Ressurection 1 $1.75 Marvel
183 Superpatriot 1 $1.50 Image
184 Union 2 $1.50 Image
185 Bloodshot 5 $1.75 Valiant
186 WildC.A.T.S. 6 $2.50 Image
187 Maxx 5 $1.95 Image
188 Cable 4 $1.95 Marvel
189 Bloodstrike 4 $2.25 Image
190 Action Comics 691 $1.95 DC
191 Rai & The Future Force 11 $1.95 Valiant
192 WildC.A.T.S. Sourcebook 1 $2.00 Image
193 Aliens vs. Predator: Deadlies of the Species 1 $1.95 Dark Horse
194 Shaman's Tears 2 $1.50 Image
195 Batman 496 $2.25 DC
196 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 3 $2.50 Valiant
197 Avengers 363 $2.95 Marvel
198 Avengers 360 $2.95 Marvel
199 Spider-Man 2099 6 $1.25 Marvel
200 Trencher 1 $1.95 Image
201 Web of Spider-Man 103 $1.25 Marvel
202 Cyberforce 3 $1.95 Malibu
203 Cable 3 $2.00 Marvel
204 Iron Man 290 $2.95 Marvel
205 Death: High Cost of Living 1 $1.95 DC
206 Showcase 93 8 $1.95 DC
207 X-Men 2099 4 $1.25 Marvel
208 X-Factor 94 $1.25 Marvel
209 Showcase 93 93 $1.95 DC
210 Spectacular Spider-Man 203 $1.25 Marvel
211 Bloodshot 6 $2.25 Valiant
212 Maxx 4 $1.95 Image
213 H.A.R.D. Corps 7 $2.25 Valiant
214 Spider-Man 2099 7 $1.25 Marvel
215 Savage Dragon 3 $1.95 Image
216 Sabretooth 2 $2.95 Marvel
217 Detective Comics 668 $1.25 DC
218 X-Force 28 $1.25 Marvel
219 Detective Comics 664 $1.25 DC
220 Batman 500 $2.50 DC
221 X-Force 23 $1.25 Marvel
222 Web of Spider-Man 102 $1.25 Marvel
223 X-Force 22 $1.25 Marvel
224 X-Men Unlimited 2 $3.95 Marvel
225 Arcadia Week One: X
$1.00 Dark Horse
226 Action Comics 692 $1.50 DC
227 Detective Comics 669 $1.50 DC
228 Brigade 3 $1.95 Image
229 Detective Comics 663 $1.25 DC
230 Cyberforce 2 $1.95 Malibu
231 X-Force 24 $1.25 Marvel
232 X-Force 27 $1.25 Marvel
233 Solar, Man of the Atom 25 $2.25 Valiant
234 Wolverine 69 $1.75 Marvel
235 Superman 84 $1.50 DC
236 Plasm 2 $2.95 Defiant
237 Robin 1ctor's Ed. $2.95 DC
238 Venom: Funeral Pyre 2 $2.95 Marvel
239 Bloodstrike 3 $1.95 Image
240 Solar, Man of the Atom 22 $2.25 Valiant
241 Solar, Man of the Atom 23 $2.25 Valiant
242 Sabretooth 3 $2.95 Marvel
243 Secret Weapons 2 $2.25 Valiant
244 X-Force 29 $1.25 Marvel
245 Shadowhawk 4 $1.95 Malibu
246 Adventures of Superman 507 $1.50 DC
247 Magnus: Robot Fighter 26 $2.25 Valiant
248 X-Men Unlimited 3 $3.95 Marvel
249 Brigade 4 $1.95 Image
250 Spider-Man 2099 8 $1.25 Marvel
251 Harbinger 19 $2.50 Valiant
252 Savage Dragon 4 $1.95 Image
253 Harbinger 18 $2.50 Valiant
254 Maxx 6 $1.95 Image
255 X-Men Annual 2 $2.95 Marvel
256 Vanguard 1 $1.95 Image
257 Superman: The Man of Steel 28 $1.50 DC
258 Superman 85 $1.50 DC
259 Adventures of Superman 508 $1.50 DC
260 X-Force 30 $1.25 Marvel
261 Supreme 4 $1.95 Image
262 Batman 503 $1.50 DC
263 Punisher 2099 3 $1.25 Marvel
264 X-O Manowar 18 $2.25 Valiant
265 Spectacular Spider-Man 202 $1.25 Marvel
266 Shadowhawk III 1 $1.95 Image
267 Gambit 2 $2.00 Marvel
268 Action Comics 694 $1.50 DC
269 Darkhawk 25 $2.95 Marvel
270 Wild Thing 1 $2.50 Marvel
271 Eternal Warrior 12 $2.25 Valiant
272 Bloodstrike 5 $1.95 Image
273 Superman: The Man of Steel Annual 2 $2.50 DC
274 X-Factor 89 $1.25 Marvel
275 Brigade 3 $1.95 Malibu
276 Punisher 2099 75 $2.75 Marvel
277 Wolverine 76 $1.75 Marvel
278 Doom 2099 3 $1.25 Marvel
279 Amazing Spider-Man 382 $1.25 Marvel
280 Stormwatch 5 $1.95 Image
281 X-Factor 88 $1.25 Marvel
282 Amazing Spider-Man Annual 27 $2.95 Marvel
283 Excalibur 71 $3.95 Marvel
284 Shadowman 15 $2.50 Valiant
285 Namor the Sub-Mariner 37 $2.00 Marvel
286 Spider-Man 2099 9 $1.25 Marvel
287 Supreme 2 $1.95 Malibu
288 Sabretooth 4 $2.95 Marvel
289 X-O Manowar 17 $2.25 Valiant
290 Savage Dragon vs. Savage Megaton Man 1 $1.95 Malibu
291 Superman: The Man of Steel 29 $1.50 DC
292 Wolverine 68 $1.75 Marvel
293 Bloodshot 8 $2.25 Valiant
294 Bloodshot 7 $2.25 Valiant
295 Venom: Funeral Pyre 3 $2.95 Marvel
296 Detective Comics 670 $1.50 DC
297 H.A.R.D. Corps 8 $2.25 Valiant
298 Superman 83 $1.50 DC
299 Image Plus 1 $2.25 Image
300 Eternal Warrior 11 $2.25 Valiant





















Trade Paperback Title
Price Publisher
1 WildC.A.T.S.
$9.95 Image
2 Batman/Houdini: Devil's Workshop
$5.95 DC
3 X-O Manowar
$9.95 Valiant
4 Batman: Legend of the Dark Knight Halloween Special
$6.95 DC
5 X-Men Survival Guide to the Man
$6.95 Marvel
6 RAI
$11.95 Valiant
7 Wolverine: Blood Hungry
$6.95 Marvel
8 Savage Dragon
$9.95 Image
9 Batman: Sword of Azrael
$9.95 DC
10 Warriors of Plasm: Home for the Holidays
$5.95 Defiant
11 Spider-Man/Punisher: Designer Genes
$8.95 Marvel
12 Star Wars: Dark Empire
$16.95 Dark Horse
13 Venom Death Trap: The Vault
$6.95 Marvel
14 Spider-Man: Carnage
$6.95 Marvel
15 Shadow Hawk: Out of the Shadows
$19.95 Image
16 Ren & Stimpy: Running Joke
$12.95 Marvel
17 Batman: Dark Joker The Wild HC
$24.95 DC
18 Batman: The Collected Adventures
$5.95 DC
19 Spider-Man: Venom Returns
$12.95 Marvel
20 Superman: Panic in the Sky
$9.95 DC
21 Marvel Universe Master Ed.
$4.50 Marvel
22 Valiant Era
$13.95 Valiant
23 Monster Massacre
$7.95 Atomeka
24 Marvel Universe Master Ed.
$4.95 Marvel
25 Marvel Universe Master Ed.
$4.95 Marvel

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