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January 1995 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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

These figures are for Diamond. Click to see Capital City Distribution's sales charts.


January 1995 began days after the announcement that Marvel had bought Heroes World Distribution, turning the Direct Market upside down — and as the new year began, Marvel completely shuffled the deck for its most popular line with the "Age of Apocalypse" storyline, wherein existing titles were replaced by new miniseries. Amazing X-Men was the title that replaced X-Men Vol. 2 for the four-month event, Astonishing X-Men replaced Uncanny X-Men, Weapon X replaced Wolverine, and so on. 

Capital City Distribution had preorders of 39,250 copies of Amazing Spider-Man #399, the item, and the title's Statement of Ownership reported average monthly sales comics-shop and newsstand sales of 208,090 copies for the year. Diamond's sales on that issue were likely in the 75,000-copy range, meaning one point on the chart below likely equals 700-800 comic books sold by Diamond.

The order index number for Spawn is as it appears in the Diamond chart — evidently out of order — but looking at the Capital chart, it would seem that the Spawn issue is correctly ranked, and that the order index number is in error.

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. Click to see Capital City Distribution's sales charts.
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
12The Amazing X-Men1$1.95Marvel229.5
23The Astonishing X-Men1$1.95Marvel223.7
34Weapon X1$1.95Marvel213.9
45Mutants: Generation Next1$1.95Marvel194.1
56Gambit & The X-Ternals1$1.95Marvel178.9
67Factor-X1$1.95Marvel167.8
78X-Man1$1.95Marvel159.4
89Spawn28$1.95Image206.6
911X-Calibre1$1.95Marvel147.2
101X-Men: Chronicles1$3.95Marvel148.8
1114Angela2$2.25Image144.3
1213Wetworks5$2.50Image135.0
1310Rogue3$2.95Marvel133.7
1416Wildcats Adventures Sourcebook17$2.50Image119.4
1512Bishop4$2.95Marvel114.6
1636Batman516$1.50DC110.9
1719Batman vs. Predator II: Bloodmatch4$2.50DC106.4
1821Pitt8$1.95Image106.3
1922Azrael2$1.95DC104.5
2020Team 74$2.50Image103.5
2142Superman98$1.50DC101.7
2243Amazing Spider-Man399$1.50Marvel100.0
2344Adventures of Superman521$1.50DC100.0
2445Superman: The Man of Steel42$1.50DC99.2
2546Action Comics708$1.50DC99.1
2618Star Wars: Dark Empire II2$2.95Dark Horse98.7
2747Detective Comics683$1.50DC98.1
2828Spider-Man56$1.95Marvel92.8
2931Batman Legends: Dark Knight69$1.95DC89.6
3033Batman: Shadow of the Bat36$1.95DC86.0
3159Web of Spider-Man122$1.50Marvel81.2
3261Spectacular Spider-Man222$1.50Marvel80.8
3363X-Men18$1.50Marvel79.0
3466Robin15$1.50DC78.0
3524Prophet10$2.50Image77.4
3625Star Wars Tales: Dark Lords of Sith4$2.50Dark Horse73.8
3726Warblade: Endangered Species1$2.50Image73.7
3827Backlash4$2.50Image73.1
3949Incredible Hulk427$1.95Marvel72.3
4030Extreme Sacrifice: Prelude0$2.50Image71.1
4152Batman: Gothic Nights II1$1.95DC69.8
4273Power of Shazam1$1.50DC69.5
4332Extreme Sacrifice: Epilogue0$2.50Image69.3
4475Catwoman19$1.50DC68.5
4554Sandman Mystery Theater68$1.95DC68.1
4680Green Lantern60$1.50DC66.2
4723Elektra: Root of Evil1$2.95Marvel65.8
4838Shi: The Way of the Warrior6$2.50Crusade62.9
4962Lost Universe2$1.50Tekno61.8
5040Cyberforce Origins Special Stryker2$2.50Image61.6
5141Fantastic Four Unlimited398$2.50Marvel61.1
5216Grifter One-Shot1$4.95Image60.6
5364Primortals3$1.95Tekno60.6
5467Mr. Hero and the Newmatic Man3$1.95Tekno59.6
5589Superboy13$1.50DC58.9
5669Maxx13$1.95Image58.0
5748Savage Dragon17$2.50Image57.2
5834Venom: Separation Anxiety4$2.95Marvel56.8
5935Vengeance of Vampirella10$2.95Harris56.6
6098Spider-Man29$1.50Marvel56.7
6150Team Youngblood17$2.50Image55.7
6251Supreme23$2.50Image55.2
6353Brigade16$2.50Image54.0
6474Mighty Morphin Power Rangers3$1.95Gladstone53.2
6539Sin City: The Big Fat Kill3$2.95Dark Horse52.5
6615Superman: Kal0$5.95DC52.1
6779Beavis & Butt-Head13$1.95Marvel51.6
6855Bloodstrike18$2.50Image51.0
6956Ash2$2.50Event50.9
70108Flash 99$1.50DC50.1
7158Cyberforce Universe Sourcebook2$2.50Image49.1
7260Newmen10$2.50Image48.6
7365Evil Ernie: Revenge4$2.50Chaos46.8
74117Aquaman7$1.50DC46.1
7588Shaman's Tears5$1.95Image45.4
76121Silver Surfer102$1.50Marvel45.3
77124Avengers384$1.50Marvel43.1
7871Youngblood Strikefile1$2.50Image43.0
79126Captain America Collectors Preview437$1.50Marvel42.5
8057Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm1$2.95DC42.4
8172X-Files1$2.50Topps42.2
82128Force Works9$1.50Marvel41.9
8399Lobo14$1.95DC41.8
8437Punisher100 Enhanced$3.95Marvel41.7
85129Iron Man314$1.50Marvel41.2
8677Shadowhawk16$2.50Image41.1
87132Daredevil338$1.50Marvel40.8
8881Aliens: Berserker1$2.50Dark Horse39.4
89103Books of Magic11$1.95DC39.4
9083Officia Star Trek: Voyager AdaptionCover A$2.50Malibu39.1
91105Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus1$1.95Marvel39.0
9268Chains of Chaos: Link Three0$2.95Harris38.5
9384Official Star Trek: Voyager AdaptionCover B$2.50Malibu38.4
94140Steel13$1.50DC38.4
9595Krusty Comics1$2.25Bongo37.8
9685Godwheel0$2.50Malibu37.0
9729Batman: Mitefall0$4.95DC36.2
98152Thor484$1.50Marvel35.6
9987Badrock & Company5$2.50Image35.4
10090Godwheel1$2.50Malibu35.3
101156Justice League America97$1.50DC35.1
10291Godwheel3$2.50Malibu35.0
103120Ghost Rider59$1.95Marvel34.8
104157Ghost Rider 209911$1.95Marvel34.7
10594Godwheel2$2.50Malibu34.6
106122Ren & Stimpy28$1.95Marvel34.3
10796Legend of Supreme2$2.50Dark Horse33.9
10897Star Wars Droids Special0$2.50Dark Horse33.9
109160Wonder Woman95$1.50DFC33.7
11082Star Trek: Deep Space Nine0$2.95Malibu33.3
111165New Warriors57$1.50Marvel32.9
112166Hulk 20994$1.50Marvel32.7
113167X-Men Adventures Season III1$1.50Marvel32.5
114100Clandestine6$2.50Marvel32.4
115101Warchild2$2.50Maximum32.3
116170Batman Adventures30$1.50DC32.2
117172What If?71$1.50Marvel31.9
118130Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shadowheart4$1.95DC31.6
119131Hellblazer87$1.95DC31.5
120133Star Trek: The Next Generation69$1.95DC31.3
121150Fantastic Force5$1.75Marvel31.0
122176War Machine12$1.50Marvel30.6
123104Deadly Duo3$2.50Image30.4
124177Doom 209927$1.50Marvel30.4
125106Black Flag1$2.50Maximum30.3
126107Showcase 953$2.50DC30.1
12786Tarzan: The Lost Adventure1$2.95Dark Horse29.4
128141Groo2$1.50Image29.4
129187Blood Pack1$2.95DC29.4
13093Guy Gardner Warrior29 Collectors Ed.$2.95DC29.4
13176Doctor Strange75 Enhanced$.99Marvel29.3
132255Absolute Vertigo0$2.50DC29.1
133109Star Trek: Deep Space Nine18$2.50Malibu28.8
134110Freak Force13$1.95Image28.8
135142New Titans119$2.50DC28.7
136111Wildacats Adventures5$2.50Image28.5
137144Spider-Man: The Power of Terror3$1.95Marvel28.4
138114Wolverine vs. Spider-Man One-Shot0$2.50Marvel28.3
139194Thunderstrike18$1.50Marvel28.2
140195Extreme Justice2$1.50DC28.2
141145Spectre27$1.95DC28.1
142146Ghostdancing1$1.95DC28.0
143147Spider-Man: Friends & Enemies3$1.95Marvel28.0
144148Invisibles7$1.95DC28.0
145198Punisher 209926$1.50Marvel27.6
146151Starman5$1.95DC27.6
147118Ninjak15$2.50Valiant27.6
148119Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures6$2.50Dark Horse27.6
149199Legionnaires23$1.50DC27.4
150153Legion of Super-Heroes66$1.95DC27.4
15170Fantastic Four Unlimited9$3.95Marvel27.3
152154Star Trek69$1.95DC27.2
153155Spider-Man: The Clone Journals0$1.95Marvel27.1
154135X-O Manowar42$2.25Valiant26.8
155203Guardians of the Galaxy58$1.50Marvel26.7
156159Punisher War Journal76$1.95Marvel26.0
157162Punisher War Zone37$1.95Marvel25.8
158214Justice League Task Force21$1.50DC25.3
159174Ray10$1.95DC24.4
160134Visitor2$2.50Valiant24.3
161112Nocturnals1$2.95Malibu24.2
162137Punisher: Year One4$2.50Marvel23.7
163115Marvel Portrait of the Universe1$2.95Marvel23.6
164116Breed II: Book of Revelations3$2.95Malibu23.6
165138Turok: Dinosaur Hunter1$2.50Valiant23.2
166178Babylon 53$1.95DC23.2
167179Black Lightning2$1.95DC23.1
168180Green Arrow95$1.95DC23.1
169181Hawkman18$1.95DC22.9
170229Spider-Man Adventures4$1.50Marvel22.8
171183Rebels 955$1.95DC22.8
172123Madman Comics5$2.95Dark Horse22.5
173161Moonshadow7$2.25DC22.4
174163Bloodshot27$2.25Valiant22.1
175125Wildcats Adventures Sourcebook1$2.95Image21.8
176196Warlock & The Infinity Watch38$1.95Marvel21.5
177238Conan The Adventurer10$1.50Marvel21.5
178127Grendel Tales: Homecoming2$2.95Dark Horse21.4
179173Bloodshot28$2.25Valiant21.2
180175Magnus: Robot Fighter47$1.95Valiant21.0
181206Sandman Mystery Theater24$1.95DC20.4
182207Judge Dredd8$2.95DC20.4
183136Ultra X-Men Collection4$3.50Marvel20.4
184113Mortal Kombat US Special Force1$1.95Malibu20.3
185210Fate5$1.95DC20.0
186164Timewalker6$2.50Valiant19.9
187211Ultraforce5$1.95Malibu19.8
188139Shadows Fall5$2.95DC19.6
189213Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law4$1.95DC19.6
190251X-Men Classic105$1.50Marvel19.5
191188Solar Man of the Atom44$2.25Valiant19.4
192215Primal Force5$1.95DC19.4
193218Eternal Warrior33$1.95Valiant19.1
194219Swamp Thing152$1.95DC19.0
195193Rai32$2.25Valiant18.9
196222Nova15$1.95Marvel18.7
197258X-Men: The Early Years11$1.50Marvel18.7
198223Shade: The Changing Man57$1.95DC18.6
199260Namor60$1.50Marvel18.6
200197Geomancer7$2.25Valiant18.4
201261Darkhawk49$1.50Marvel18.1
202228Outsiders16$1.95DC18.0
203182Shadowman36$2.50Valiant17.8
204184X11$2.50Dark Horse17.7
20592Penthouse Comix6 Director's Ed.$4.95General Media17.7
206189Second Life of Doctor Mirage18$2.50Valiant17.4
207231Damage11$1.95DC17.3
208190Ripfire0$2.50Malibu17.3
209269Ravage28$1.50Marvel18.2
210233Manhunter5$1.95DC17.2
211192Harbinger40$2.50Valiant17.1
212235Bob The Galactic Bum2$1.95DC17.0
213239Blaze8$1.95Marvel16.5
214168Man Called A-X3$2.95Malibu16.4
215171Timewalker Yearbook1$2.95Valiant16.3
216169Kabuki Dance of Death1$3.00London Night16.1
217224Armorines11$2.25Valiant16.1
218225Secret Weapons20$2.25Valiant16.0
219226Secret Weapons21$2.25Valiant15.9
220227Hard Corps29$2.25Valiant15.9
221143Night Man16$3.50Malibu15.9
222242Deathstroke The Hunted45$1.95DC15.8
223243Morbius31$1.95Marvel15.8
224102Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor0$4.95Dark Horse15.8
225249Strangers20$1.95Image15.4
226212Secret Defenders 25 Final Issue$2.50Marvel15.4
227280Silver Sable34$1.50Marvel15.2
228216Mobfire4$2.50DC15.1
229282Gargoyles2$1.50Marvel15.0
230185Phantom2$2.95Marvel15.0
231232Psi-Lords 9$2.25Valiant14.9
232257Animal Man81$1.95DC14.7
233191Marry Shelley's Frankenstein4 Director's Ed.$2.95Topps14.6
234237Elfquest: Hidden Years19$2.25Warp14.6
23578Restaurant at the End of the Universe1$6.95DC14.5
236209Detonator2$2.75Chaos14.4
237259Night Thrasher20$1.95Marvel14.3
238273Marvel Comics Presents175$1.75Marvel14.3
239240Elfquest: Shards6$2.25Warp14.0
240149Ultraverse Double Feature1$3.95Malibu13.8
241263Blade: The Vampire Hunter9$1.95Marvel13.8
242201Strikeback4$2.95Malibu13.7
243202One Bad Rat4$2.95Dark Horse13.7
244244Elfquest: The Rebels3$2.25Warp13.6
245245Elfquest: Jink3$2.25Warp13.5
246204Battletech: Fall Out2$2.95Malibu13.5
247205Kabuki: Circle of Blood1$2.95Caliber13.5
248265Darkstars29$1.95DC13.4
249246Elfquest: New Blood25$2.25Warp13.4
250266Firearm17$1.95Malibu13.4
251247Elfquest: Blood of Ten Chiefs14$2.25Warp13.4
252234Indiana Jones & The Iron Phoenix2$2.50Dark Horse13.4
253220Ranma 1/2 Part IV1$2.75Viz13.3
254268Black Orchid19$1.95DC13.2
255254Squad A Hardcase Miniseries0 Collectors Ed.$2.25Malibu12.9
256303Fantastic Four Unlimited398 Regular Ed.$1.50Marvel12.6
257221Hate17$2.95Fantagraphics12.4
258305Nightwatch12$1.50Marvel12.4
259307Xenobrood5$1.50DC12.2
260248Official Star Trek: Voyager AdaptationCvr A$2.50Malibu12.0
261278Prototype17$1.95Malibu12.0
262279Spawn9$1.95Image11.8
263310Marvel Action Heroes Featuring the Fantastic Four5$1.50Marvel11.8
264311Sanretooth Classics11$1.50Marvel11.7
265313Aladdin6$1.50Marvel11.7
266252Official Star Trek: VoyagerCvr B Newsstand$2.50Malibu11.7
267253Oh! My Goddess6$2.50Dark Horse11.6
268283Nightmare4$1.95Marvel11.4
269316Beauty and the Beast7$1.50Marvel11.4
270320Marvel Action Hour Featuring Iron Man9$1.50Marvel11.3
271272Cerebus191$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim11.2
272186Prince Valiant4$3.95Marvel11.2
273236Hardware25$2.95DC11.1
274324Blackwulf10 Final$1.50Marvel11.0
275302Icon23$1.75DC10.8
276288Dewmon56$1.95DC10.8
277289Violator1$1.95Image10.8
278327Little Mermaid7$1.50Marvel10.8
279241Original Turok: Sone of Stone2$2.95Valiant10.5
280331Uncle Scrooge291$1.50Gladstone10.5
281267Anne Rice's The Witching Hour7$2.50Millennium10.4
282158Dirty Pair Anime Comics5$4.95Viz10.2
283270Duckman3$2.50Topps10.2
284271Machine3$2.50Dark Horse10.2
285250Original Captain Johnar & the Aliens1$2.95Valiant10.1
286312Blood Syndicate24$1.75DC10.0
287208James Bond 007: The Quasimodo Gamit1$3.95Dark Horse10.0
288274Barb Wire8$2.50Dark Horse9.9
289275Deathwish4$2.50DC9.8
290301Captain America Collectors Preview4$1.95Marvel9.8
291256Original Captain Johnar & the Aliens2$2.95Valiant9.7
292335Conan Classic10$1.50Marvel9.6
293217Captain America Collectors Preview1$3.95Marvel9.5
294325Holocaust2$1.75DC9.4
295340Looney Tunes12$1.50DC9.3
296262Amazing Spider-Man Milestone191$2.95Marvel9.1
297281Dark Horse Presents93.$2.50Dark Horse9.1
298329Static21$1.75DC9.1
299314Animal Man12$1.95DC9.0
300264Stephen R. Bissettes' Tyrant3$2.95Spiderbaby9.0

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January 1995 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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The X-Men: Days of Future Past collected edition was the top seller at Diamond. Diamond did not publish order index numbers for graphic novels in this era, so units cannot be estimated.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
17X-Men: Days of Future Past$5.95Marveln.a.
22 Night Before Christmask$9.95Dark Horsen.a.
31Books of Magic: Bindings$12.95DCn.a.
43Weapon X$12.95Marveln.a.
54X-Men: Days of Future Present$14.95Marveln.a.
613Carl Barks Library Album$8.95Gladstonen.a.
715Donald Duck Stories in Color$8.95Gladstonen.a.
88Vampirella: Transcending Space & Time$12.95Harrisn.a.
95Tank Girl 2$17.95Dark Horsen.a.
109Madman Adventures Collection$14.95Kitchen Sinkn.a.
1112Incredible Hulk: Ground Zero$12.95Marveln.a.
1217Lone Ranger & Tonto$9.95Toppsn.a.
1311John Byrne's Next Men: Fame$14.95Dark Horsen.a.
1410Youngblood$16.95Imagen.a.
1516Ren & Stimpy: Seeck Little Monkeys$12.95Marveln.a.
1614Sanctuary GN$17.95Vizn.a.
1719Madna: Oddity Odyssey$12.95Kitchen Sinkn.a.
1821Timewalker$9.95Valiantn.a.
1924Vault of Horror Annual$10.00Russ Cochrann.a.
2026Weird Fantasy Annual$10.00Russ Cochrann.a.
2127Two-Fisted Tales Annual$10.00Russ Cochrann.a.
2229Welcome to the Zone$9.95Kitchen Sinkn.a.
2322Captain America: War & Rememberance$12.95Marveln.a.
2420Hord$14.95Heavy Metaln.a.
2531The Spider Garden$11.95NBMn.a.