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November 1993 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Publishers were still posting some big numbers in November 1993, but the Direct Market had actually peaked back in April, and this month was up against a comparative month in 1992 that had the "Death of Superman" event.

The excesses of the early 1990s boom were fully in evidence by November. Late shipping was a huge problem for Image, Continuity, and other publishers. New publishers continued to proliferate, with Marvel and DC combining for barely 51% of the dollar market — and that was with Marvel placing 117 titles in the Top 300. Majestic had been heavily advertised in the comics press as the next hot collectible-title publisher; its Legacy #1 placed 160th, one of only five issues in the entire line to release. Triumphant boasted the most brazenly speculator-driven tactics of all: every issue it published (like Riot Gear #3, at right) was stamped with a number, in the expectation that fans would try to get the lower-numbered issues. It had seven titles in the top 300.

Currently, only the order index numbers Diamond released for each issue are available on this page; they are keyed to Amazing Spider-Man's sales. The order index figure published below is the number of copies retailers altogether preordered from Diamond for every 100 copies they ordered of Amazing Spider-Man #385. Our back-of-the-envelope estimate suggests every point on the chart may equal 1,000 copies, but remember that Diamond was only one of several distributors. More detailed estimates are forthcoming.

You can find more about the market in this month by reading about what was being covered in Comics Retailer magazine that month. 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
113Uncanny X-Men308$1.25Marvel216.1
23Spawn18$1.95Image215.8
314X-Men28$1.25Marvel215.1
41Ninjak1$3.50Valiant193.2
52Action Comics695$2.50DC186.5
610WildC.A.T.S.6$1.95Image158.5
732X-Men 20994$1.25Marvel150.8
812Cyberforce2$1.95Image140.9
924Batman503$1.50DC138.6
1027Superman85$1.50DC134.5
1128Adventures of Superman508$1.50DC133.8
1243X-Force30$1.25Marvel133.4
137Shadowhawk1$2.50Image133.0
1415Gambit2$2.00Marvel132.9
1529Superman: Man of Steel29$1.50DC132.7
1633Detective Comics670$1.50DC125.6
1723Wolverine77$1.75Marvel121.3
184X-O Manowar25$3.50Valiant115.3
1922Savage Dragon6$1.95Image109.2
2057X-Factor98$1.25Marvel109.1
2126Stormwatch7$1.95Image105.6
228Venom: The Madness3$2.95Marvel105.6
2319Simpsons Comics1$2.25Bongo102.2
2430Team Youngblood3$1.95Image100.7
2516Phantom Force1$2.50Image100.6
2666Amazing Spider-Man385$1.25Marvel100.0
2717Troll0$2.50Image98.8
2831Prophet3$1.95Image97.8
2940Batman: Shadow of the Bat23$1.75DC97.6
306Good Guys1$3.50Defiant95.1
3148Spider-Man42$1.75Marvel90.2
3237Code Name: Stryke Foce4$1.95Image89.7
3335Cable7$2.00Marvel89.1
3421Gen133$2.50Image88.4
3562Catwoman6$1.50DC88.4
3642Supreme8$1.95Image86.4
375Iron Man300$3.95Marvel85.9
3875Spider-Man15$1.25Marvel84.6
3947Images of Shadowhawk3$1.95Image82.7
4018Daredevil: Man Without Fear4$2.95Marvel80.9
4149Vanguard2$1.95Image80.4
4241Itchy & Scratchy Comics1$2.25Bongo75.6
4351Superpatriot4$1.95Image73.7
4436Turok: Dinosaur Hunter8$2.50Valiant71.1
4525Nova1$2.95Marvel70.2
4686Daredevil324$1.25Marvel70.2
4738Warriors of Plasm4$2.50Defiant69.1
4839Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi2$2.50Dark Horse68.4
4944Dark Dominion2$2.50Defiant66.5
5045Solitaire1$2.50Marvel64.6
5146New Harbingers26$2.50Valiant64.6
5291Web of Spider-Man108$1.25Marvel64.0
5372Ren & Stimpy14$1.75Marvel63.3
5434Sin City: A Dame To Kill For1$2.95Dark Horse63.0
5555Bloodshot13$2.25Valiant62.9
569Marvels1$4.95Marvel62.7
5781Robin3$1.50DC62.1
5892Spaectacular Spider-Man208$1.25Marvel61.6
5959Magnus: Robot Fighter33$2.25Valiant60.2
6076Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight56$1.75DC59.9
61100Incredible Hulk413$1.25Marvel58.0
6211Batman & JDG. Dredd: Vendet.0$4.95DC57.9
63202099 Unlimited3$3.95Marvel57.7
6465Solar, Man of the Atom30$2.25Valiant57.6
6577Lobo2$1.75DC57.2
6687Action Comics695$1.50DC57.0
6754Aliens/Predator: Deadliest of the Species3$2.50Dark Horse56.7
6856Second Life of Dr. Mirage4$2.50Valiant56.0
69107Fantastic Four384$1.25Marvel54.7
7079X-Men Adventures15$1.75Marvel54.6
7180Ghost Rider45$1.75Marvel53.6
7269Secret Weapons6$2.25Valiant53.3
7350Punisher86$2.95Marvel53.0
74115Silver Surfer88$1.25Marvel52.2
7571Eternal Warrior19$2.25Valiant51.1
7684Excalibur73$1.75Marvel51.0
77121Avengers370$1.25Marvel50.5
78123Punisher 209912$1.25Marvel50.1
79124Doom 209913$1.25Marvel49.8
8068Shadowman22$2.50Valiant49.6
81125Thunderstrike4$1.25Marvel48.9
8273H.A.R.D. Corps15$2.25Valiant48.7
8352Punisher War Journal61$2.95Marvel48.6
8453Tribe5$2.95Axis48.3
8574Rai & The Future Force18$2.25Valiant47.9
8670Archer & Armstrong19$2.50Valiant46.5
8790Hawkeye1$1.75Marvel46.3
8883Showcase1$1.95DC46.2
8960Punisher War Zone23$2.95Marvel45.5
9061Death Galleru0$2.95DC45.3
9182Starblast1$2.00Marvel45.2
92129Avengers West Coast102$1.25Marvel44.7
9363Marvel X-Men Collection0$2.95Marvel44.6
9496Ghost Rider/Blaze Spirits of Vengeance18$1.75Marvel42.8
9599Scarlet Witch1$1.75Marvel41.9
96122Green Lantern49$1.50DC41.9
97102Avengers Strike File1$1.75Marvel40.3
98141Thor470$1.25Marvel39.2
99108Blaze2$1.75Marvel39.0
100144New Warriors43$1.25Marvel38.0
10198Prime6$1.95Malibu37.9
102112Warlock & The Infinity Watch24$1.75Marvel37.6
103118Punisher War Journal62$1.75Marvel37.0
104119Spider-Man3$1.75Marvel36.6
105101Sludge2$1.95Malibu36.2
106104Night Man2$1.95Malibu35.5
107105Mantra5$1.95Malibu35.4
108106Strangers6$1.95Malibu35.3
109103Warlock Chronicles7$2.00Marvel34.7
110109Hardcase6$1.95Malibu34.6
11158Childrens Crusade2$3.95DC34.4
112110Prototype4$1.95Malibu34.4
113111Exiles4$1.95Malibu34.3
114128Morbius17$1.75Marvel33.5
115114Freex5$1.95Malibu33.4
116116Firearm3$1.95Malibu33.3
117117Solution3$1.95Malibu33.3
11888Aliens: Labyrinth3$2.50Dark Horse33.2
11989Star Trek: Deep Space Nine4$2.50Malibu32.9
120142Justice League America84$1.50DC32.4
121143Aquaman: Time & Tide2$1.50DC32.1
122166Ravage 209914$1.25Marvel31.8
123120Vortex2$2.00Dark Horse31.7
12467Midnight Sons Unlimited4$3.95Marvel31.5
125169Darkhawk35$1.25Marvel30.4
126170Captain America423$1.25Marvel30.3
12794John Byrne's Next Men: Faith2$2.50Dark Horse30.3
128172What If?57$1.25Marvel30.1
129152Batman Adventures16$1.50DC29.7
13097Shadow Cabinet0$2.50DC29.7
131156Justice League: Task Force8$1.50DC29.1
132177Guardians of the Galaxy44$1.25Marvel29.0
133133Marvel Comics Presents145$1.75Marvel28.8
134135Marvel Comics Presents146$1.75Marvel28.6
135134Secret Defenders11$1.75Marvel28.6
136136Night Thrasher6$1.75Marvel28.5
137138Doctor Strange61$1.75Marvel28.4
138130Xombi0$1.95DC28.1
139140Star Trek: The Next Generation56$1.75DC28.1
14064Aliens: Salvation0$4.95Dark Horse26.5
141167Flash86$1.50DC26.4
142132Hellblazer73$1.95DC26.3
143147New Titans106$1.75DC26.2
14493Grendel Tales4$3.95Dark Horse26.0
145150New Titans107$1.75DC25.9
146149Spider-Man Vs. Dracula1$1.75Marvel25.9
147195Namor46$1.25Marvel25.9
148153Hawkman5$1.75DC25.4
14978Arcana Annual1$3.95DC24.8
150158Nightstalkers15$1.75Marvel24.7
151159Star Trek56$1.75DC24.7
152160Alpha Flight128$1.75Marvel24.5
153181Legionnaires10$1.50DC23.7
154206Metal Men4$1.25DC23.4
155173Justice League International60$1.50DC23.4
156209Quasar54$1.25Marvel22.8
15785Deaths Head Cold1$3.95Marvel22.5
158168L.E.G.I.O.N.62$1.75DC22.4
159157Sandman Mystery Theatre10$1.95DC22.2
160139Legacy1$2.25Majestic22.0
161213X-Men Classic91$1.25Marvel21.8
162173Spectre14$1.75DC21.4
163174Darkhold16$1.75Marvel21.3
164163Black Orchid5$1.95DC21.3
165175Transformers: Generation3$1.75Marvel21.0
166176Legoin of Super-Heroes53$1.75DC20.9
167222Silver Sable20$1.25Marvel20.8
168145Sachs & Violens3$2.25Marvel20.6
169164Hellstorm10$2.00Marvel20.4
170126Punisher Holiday Special2$2.95Marvel20.3
171127Marvel 1993 Holiday Special0$2.95Marvel20.1
172151Seaquest1$2.25Nemesis19.8
173187Team Titans16$1.75DC19.6
174205Hardware11$1.50DC19.6
175190Deathlok31$1.75Marvel19.0
17695Doom Patrol Annual2$3.95DC19.0
177192Outsiders3$1.75DC18.9
178194Moon Knight58$1.75Marvel18.6
179146Classic Star Wars15$2.50Dark Horse18.3
180148Iron Man300$2.50Marvel18.3
181182Shade The Changing Man43$1.95DC18.0
182131Deaths Head II14$2.95Marvel18.0
183154Age of Reptiles1$2.50Dark Horse17.7
184155Blood Syndicate10$2.50DC17.5
185161Pinhead2$2.50Marvel17.1
186225Icon9$1.50DC17.1
187189Swamp Thing139$1.95DC17.1
188137Dracula Vs. Zorro2$2.95Topps169.0
189254Daredevil319$1.25Marvel16.8
190230S.T.A.R. Corps3$1.50DC16.7
191207Deathstroke, The Terminator32$1.75DC16.6
192208Nomad21$1.75Marvel16.5
193198Animal Man67$1.95DC16.4
194232Static8$1.50DC16.2
195262Wonder Man28$1.25Marvel15.9
196212Green Arrow82$1.75DC15.6
197184Nova1 (Newsstand)$2.25Marvel15.6
198269G.I. Joe144$1.25Marvel15.1
199221Darkstars16$1.75DC14.9
200191Groo The Wanderer108$2.25Marvel14.7
201248Guy Gardener16$1.50DC14.7
202228She-Hulk59$1.75Marvel14.6
203178Time Master1$2.50Continuity14.3
204180Samuree Vol. 25$2.50Continuity14.2
205179Armor8$2.50Continuity14.2
206199Ultraman-1$2.25Nemesis14.2
207211Kid Eternity9$1.95DC14.1
208210Death Metal1$1.95Marvel14.1
209162Megalith8$3.00Continuity14.1
210185Hybrids2$2.50Continuity14.0
211274Spider-Man Classics10$1.25Marvel14.0
212215Doom Patrol74$1.95DC13.9
213165Elfquest: Hidden Years9$2.95Warp13.8
214218Scarab3$1.95DC13.8
215186Ms. Mystic Vol. 35$2.50Continuity13.7
216238William Shatner's Tekworld17$1.75Marvel13.6
217188Dark Horse Comics15$2.50Dark Horse13.4
218260Wonder Woman82$1.50DC13.4
219113Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy3$4.95DC13.2
220241Hyperkind5$1.75Marvel13.2
221224Death Wreck1$1.95Marvel13.2
222244Demon43$1.75DC13.0
223197Crazyman Vol. 25$2.50Continuity12.9
224200Cyberrad Vol. 26$2.50Continuity12.7
225268Valor15$1.50DC12.7
226246Ectokid5$1.75Marvel12.6
227201Earth 4 Vol. 35$2.50Continuity12.5
228293Sleepwalker32$1.25Marvel12.4
229203Indiana Jones: Thunder In the Orient4$2.50Dark Horse12.1
230237Elfquest: Blood of Ten Chiefs3$2.00Warp11.9
23125Saint Sinner4$1.75Marvel11.9
232242Warhide1$1.95Marvel11.9
233257Hokum & Hex5$1.75Marvel11.8
234223Cerebus176$2.25Aardvark11.6
235243Elfquest: New Blood11$2.00Warp11.4
236251Ripwire1$1.95Marvel11.1
237283Eclipso15$1.50DC11.1
238337Marvel Age132$1.00Marvel11.1
239266Ragman: Cry of the Dead6$1.75DC11.1
240214Eudaemon3$2.50Dark Horse10.8
241216Robocop: Mortal Coils3$2.50Dark Horse10.8
242204TMNT/Flaming Carrot: Land of Greed0$2.75Mirage10.8
243217Doctor Chaos1$2.50Triumphant10.8
244219Harowers2$2.50Marvel10.6
245220Triumphant Unleashed0$2.50Triumphant10.6
246202Marvel Frontier Comic Unlimit1$2.95Marvel10.4
247315King Arthur & The Knights of Justice2$1.25Marvel10.3
248226Dinosaurs For Hire10$2.50Malibu10.3
249229Prince Vandal1$2.50Triumphant10.0
250320Monster Menace2$1.25Marvel9.9
251231Cry For Dawn Vol. 100$2.50CFD9.8
252235Interview With The Vampire11$2.50Innovation9.6
253240Bucky Ohare Vol. 25$2.50Continuity9.3
254245Queen of the Damned10$2.50Innovation9.1
255276Solitaire1 (Newsstand)$1.95Malibu8.9
256247Chromium Man4$2.50Triumphant8.8
257295Die-Cut3$1.75Marvel8.7
258265Protectors15$2.25Malibu8.6
259282Officer Outbody1$1.95Marvel8.6
260267Ex-Mutants13$2.25Malibu8.5
261284Pasmer3$1.95Marvel8.5
262252Lost In Space: Project Robinson1$2.50Innovation8.5
263300Original Ghost Rider16$1.75Marvel8.4
264255Riot Gear3$2.50Triumphant8.4
265623Shaman1$.00Continuity8.4
266273Ferret7$2.25Malibu8.3
267258Scavengers5$2.50Triumphant8.1
268234Removal Man Vs. Motormouth1$2.95Marvel8.1
269304Demolition Man3$1.75DC8.1
270305Chain Gang War7$1.75DC8.1
271236Silver Star3$2.95Topps8.1
272306Wild Thing10$1.75Marvel8.0
273263Hate14$2.50Fantagraphics7.9
274353Marvel Tales281$1.25Marvel7.8
275277Gravestone5$2.25Malibu7.7
276171Mobile Suite Gundam 00831$4.95Viz7.6
277280Dark Horse Presents79$2.25Dark Horse7.5
278270Quantum Leap: Second Childhood3$2.50Innovation7.5
279249Bloodfire6$2.95Lightning7.4
280250Love & Rockets43$2.95Fantagraphics7.4
281286Hellhound2$2.25Marvel7.4
282253Judgement Day3$2.95Lightning7.2
283632Triumphant Unleashed43$.00Triumphant7.2
284433Ultra-Monthly Magazine6$.50Ultra7.2
285321Cyberspace 3007$1.75Marvel7.1
286264Space Usagi II: White Star Rising1$2.75Mirage7.1
287322Dark Guard4$1.75Marvel7.0
288326Genetix4$1.75Marvel7.0
289363Curse of the Weird2$1.25Marvel7.0
290329Scarlett13$1.75DC6.9
291259Teenagents4$2.95Topps6.9
292294Man of War8$2.25Malibu6.8
293348Uncle Scrooge Adventures284$1.50Gladstone6.8
294278Dark Shadows: Book Three2$2.50Innovation6.8
295279 Lost In Space Limited Series6$2.50Innovation6.8
296261Perg2$2.95Lightning6.8
297272Ranma 1/2 Pt. 211$2.75Viz6.8
298285Terrarists3$2.50Marvel6.6
299335Book of the Dead2$1.75Marvel6.6
300193Universal Monsters: The Mummy0$4.95Dark Horse6.6





November 1993 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.

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

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12Warriors of Plasm: Home for the Holidays$5.95Defiantn/a
26Batman: The Collected Adventures$5.95DCn/a
39Wolverine: Bloody Choices (res)$7.95Marveln/a
41Death: The High Cost of Living HC$19.95DCn/a
512Wolverine and Ghost Rider: Acts of Vengeance$6.95Marveln/a
611Hellraiser 1993 Special$7.95Marveln/a
74 New Visions: The Art of Star Wars Galaxies$19.95Toppsn/a
810 Ghost Rider/Spider-Man: Spirits of Venom$9.95Marveln/a
98Grendel: War Child$18.95Dark Horsen/a
103Batman Archives Vol. 3$39.95DCn/a
1113Carl Barks Library Album #21$8.95Gladstonen/a
1217Gyro Gearloose Stories in Color #6$7.95Gladstonen/a
135Marvel Masterworks Vol. 26: Mighty Thor$34.95Marveln/a
1414Rawhead Rex$9.99Eclipsen/a
1518John Byrne's 2112 (2nd prtg)$9.95Dark Horsen/a
1615Sin City (2nd prtg)$15.00Dark Horsen/a
177WildC.A.T.S Miniseries$49.99Imagen/a
1824System Shock #1$9.95Tuscannyn/a
1919Madman: The Oddity Odyssey (2nd prtg)$12.95Kitchen Sinkn/a
2022Collected Omaha the Cat Dancer Vol. 5$15.95Kitchen Sinkn/a
2120Sanctuary Vol. 2$16.95Vizn/a
2221John Byrne's Next Men$16.95Dark Horsen/a
2316Tarzan Vol. 5 (1935-36) HC$35.00NBMn/a
2425International Bob$9.95Fantagraphicsn/a
2526Will Eisner Reader$9.95Kitchen Sinkn/a