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May 1995 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The "Age of Apocalypse" storyline having finished, the X-books returned to their normal titles. Diamond Comic Distributors noted a plunge in Marvel's market shares this month. Marvel had announced that Heroes World Distribution would take over its comics sales to retailers as of July; Diamond attributed Marvel's loss in share to either retailers starting Heroes World accounts early, or anger over the Heroes World exclusive. But Capital City Distribution's actual preorders for Marvel books didn't fall that fast, so something else might be in play. 

Capital had preorders of 38,375 copies of Amazing Spider-Man #403, 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 this chart equals 700-800 comic books sold by Diamond.

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
13Spawn32$1.95Image278.4
26X-Men42$1.95Marvel235.4
37Uncanny X-Men322$1.95Marvel226.0
41X-Men Prime1$4.95Marvel217.1
58Wolverine91$1.95Marvel201.8
65Gen 132$2.50Image197.5
711Generation X5$1.95Marvel175.1
812Sovereign Seven1$1.95DC162.1
917X-Force44$1.95Marvel145.9
1020X-Factor112$1.95Marvel142.5
1128Cable21$1.95Marvel129.3
1210Lady Death Between Heaven & Hell3$2.75Chaos126.7
132Superman vs. Aliens1$4.95Dark Horse124.2
1429Excalibur87$1.95Marvel122.6
1532Superman The Man of Tomorrow1$1.95DC115.0
1618WildC.A.T.s20 $2.50Image113.3
1719Wetworks8 $2.50Image111.6
1821Grifter1 $2.50Image109.9
1934Action Comics711$1.95DC107.0
2024Wildstorm Rising Part 10$2.50Image106.6
2125Violator Badrock1$2.50Image105.2
2214Batman Chronicles1$2.95DC104.2
2315Star Wars: Dark Empire II6$2.95Dark Horse102.3
2426Team 7 Objective Hell1$2.50Image101.9
2559 Amazing Spider-Man403$1.50Marvel100.0
2643Superman102$1.95DC96.4
2760Spectacular Spider-Man226$1.50Marvel95.9
2844Batman520$1.95DC95.8
2964Spider-Man Advenures60$1.50Marvel94.4
3046Superman The Man of Steel46$1.95DC94.3
3148Adventures of Superman525 $1.95DC93.0
3230Wildstorm Rising Part 1010 $2.50Image92.5
3331X-Files5$2.50Topps89.8
3452Detective Comics687$1.95DC86.1
3571Web of Spider-Man126$1.50Marvel84.5
3616Avengelyne1 $3.50Maximum84.0
3736Weapon ZeroT-Minus Four$2.50Image82.5
3847Cyberforce14$2.25Image80.7
3938Star Wars: River of Chaos1$2.50Dark Horse80.0
4013Wonder Woman100 Collectors Ed.$3.95DC79.2
4139Operation Knight Strike1$2.50Image78.9
4256Batman: Legends fo the Dark Knight73$1.95DC77.6
4358Batman: Shadow of the Bat40$1.95DC77.0
4440Stormwatch 22$2.50Image75.9
4542Backlash8 $2.50Image75.7
4637Fallen Empires1$2.75Acclaim73.3
4765Incredible Hulk431$1.95Marvel72.3
4866Azrael6$1.95DC71.3
4967Robin18$1.95DC70.6
5049Sandman69$2.50DC70.5
5173Green Latnern64$1.75DC70.0
5222Detectgive Comics Annuak8$3.95DC69.3
5350Ripclaw3$2.50Image69.1
5468X-Men 2099 AD22$1.95Marvel68.8
5523Superman Annual7$3.95DC68.7
5651Deathblow16 $2.50Image68.0
5772Catwoman22$1.95DC64.5
5841Vengeance of Vampirella14$2.95Harris64.2
5927Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual5$3.95DC64.1
6045Venom: Carnage Unleashed4$2.95Marvel63.3
6154Magic the Gathering: Ice Age3$2.50Acclaim62.5
6255Magic the Gathering: Shadow Mage3$2.50Acclaim61.7
6357Union Vol. 24 $2.50Image60.3
6494Fantastic Four Unlimited402$1.50Marvel59.8
6583Wonder Woman99$1.75DC57.5
6661Aliens vs. Predator War1$2.50Dark Horse57.4
6763Glory3$2.50Image56.7
6878Superboy17$1.95DC54.8
6933Catwoman Annual2$3.95DC53.9
7090Flash Gordon103$1.75DC53.2
7135Spider-Man Super Size Special1$3.95Marvel52.6
7282Savage Dragon13 Larsen Version$1.95Image51.8
7384Spider-Man 2099 33$1.95Marvel51.5
7470Wildstorm Sourcebook1$2.50Image51.0
7587Maxx16$1.95Image49.5
7674Code Name Strykeforce Zero0$2.50Image48.7
772Top Cow Ballistic Studios Swimsuit1$2.95Image48.5
7875Shadowhawk18$2.50Image47.6
7995Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice1$1.95Tekno45.9
80127What If? 75$1.50Marvel44.9
8176Alien vs. Predator: Deadliest of the Species11$2.50Dark Horse44.3
82130Avengers388$1.50Marvel44.2
83101Beavis & Butt-Head17$1.95Marvel43.7
84133Silver Surfer106$1.50Marvel43.4
8553Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising2$3.95Marvel42.4
8679Star Wars Droids2$2.50Dark Horse41.8
8780Team Youngblood18$2.50Image41.5
88146Caaptain America441$1.50Marvel41.4
89115Aquaman10$1.75DC40.9
9096Lobo17$2.25DC39.7
91158Daredevil342$1.50Marvel39.3
9285Knightmare4$2.50Image39.1
9386Ghost2$2.50Dark Horse39.1
94112Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger1$1.95Tekno38.0
95163Iron Man318$1.50Marvel37.9
9689Dragon Blood & Guts3$2.50Image37.3
9769Aquaman Annual1$3.50DC37.2
9891Books of Magic14$2.50DC36.6
9993Brigade20$2.50Image36.5
100142Power of Shazam5$1.75DC35.8
101144Justice League America101$1.75DC35.6
102179Punisher104$1.50Marvel35.5
103181Thor488$1.50Marvel35.5
10497Bloodstrike22$2.50Image35.4
105122Leonard Nimoy's Primortals7$1.95Tekno34.8
10699Supreme28$2.50Image34.5
107100Bloodwulf4$2.50Image34.1
108131Punisher War Journal80$1.95Marvel34.0
109132Steel17$1.95DC33.9
110189Force Works13$1.50Marvel33.8
111194New Warriors61$1.50Marvel33.1
112134Neil Gaiman's Teknophage2$1.95Tekno33.1
113104Newmen14$2.50Image33.0
114106Others2$2.50Image32.6
115107Preacher4$2.50DC32.5
116140Ghost Rider63$1.95Marvel32.2
117114Bartman4$2.25Bongo31.9
118166Badrock3$1.75Image31.9
119168Impulse4$1.75DC31.9
120147Shaman's Tears9$1.95Image31.7
121149Punisher War Zone41$1.95Marvel31.5
122151Doom 2099 AD31$1.95Marvel31.1
123152Ghostider 2099 AD15$1.95Marvel31.0
124153Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero7$1.95Tekno31.0
125110Star Trek: The Next Generation73$2.50DC30.8
126120Hellblazer91$2.25DC30.7
127157John Jake's Mullkon Empire1$1.95Tekno30.2
128184Guy Gardner Warrior32$1.75DC30.2
129159Gene Roddenberry's Lost Universe6$1.95Tekno30.1
130186Batman Adventures33$1.75DC29.7
13198Jonah Hex Riders of the Worm5$2.95DC29.6
132116Mask4$2.50Dark Horse28.5
133259The Mighty1$1.25Image28.4
134172Ren & Stimpy32$1.95Marvel28.1
135103Showcase6$2.95DC28.1
136117X-O Manowar48$2.50Acclaim28.0
137105Star Trek Deep Space Nine Celebrity Series1$2.95Malibu27.9
138143Starman9$2.25DC27.7
139119Godzilla0$2.50Dark Horse27.7
140108Supreme Annual1$2.95Image27.5
141148Tank Girl: The Odyssey2$2.25DC27.4
142121Star Trek73$2.50DC27.2
143230Thunderstrike22$1.50Marvel27.2
144123X-O Manowar49$2.50Acclaim27.1
145182Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 21$1.95Gladstone27.1
146124Star Trek Deep Space Nine22$2.50Malibu27.1
147125Star Trek Deep Space Nine 23$2.50Malibu27.1
148126Guardings of the Galaxy62$2.50Marvel27.0
149128Freakforce17$2.50Image26.8
150129Valeria the She-Bat1$2.50Acclaim26.7
151154Spectre31$2.25DC26.6
152236Nocturne1$1.50Marvel26.1
15392Guy Gardner Warrior Annual1$3.50DC26.1
15481Fantastic Four Unlimited10$3.95Marvel26.0
155209Fantastic Force9$1.75Marvel25.9
156190Groo6$1.95Image25.9
157192Punisher 2099 AD30$1.95Marvel25.8
158135Babylon 56$2.50DC25.7
159136Invisibles10$2.50DC25.7
160161Legion of Super-Heroes70$2.25DC25.7
161162New Titans123$2.25DC25.6
162137Mark 54$2.50Image25.6
163138Clandestine10$2.50Marvel25.4
164195Warlock & the Infinity Watch42$1.95Marvel25.4
165139Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Shamans2$2.50Acclaim25.3
166197Doctor Strange79$1.95Marvel25.3
167247War Machine16$1.50Marvel25.3
168145Valeria the She-Bat2$2.50Acclaim24.9
169111Razorburn3$3.00London Night24.8
170169Legionnaires27$2.25DC24.7
171113Madman Comics7$2.95Dark Horse24.5
172155Chiaroscuro Privates Lives of da Vinci1$2.50DC23.9
173175Green Arrow98$2.25DC23.9
174258X-Men Adventures Season III5$1.50Marvel23.7
175207Hulk 2099 AD8$1.95Marvel23.6
176226Justice League Task Force25$1.75DC23.6
177118Goddess2$2.95DC23.5
178164Curse of Rune1 Cover A$2.50Malibu22.6
179165Knighthawk1$2.50Acclaim22.5
180240Extreme Justice6$1.75DC22.2
181196Ray14$2.25DC21.9
182173Ninjak21$2.50Acclaim21.8
183174Ninjak22$2.50Acclaim21.8
184201Hawkman22$2.25DC21.6
185177Turok: Dinosaur Hunter29$2.50Acclaim21.5
1861022099 Unlimited9$3.95Marvel21.3
187178Turok: Dinosaur Hunter30$2.50Acclaim21.3
188180Black Flag5$2.50Maximum21.3
189185Fury of Shield4$2.50Marvel20.9
190141Razor0 Special Ed.$3.00London Night20.9
191150Grendel Tales: Devil's Choices3$2.95Dark Horse20.8
192187Curse of Rune1 Cover B$2.50Malibu20.7
193208Sandman Mystery Theater28$2.25DC20.3
194191Ultraforce8$2.50Malibu20.1
195193Knighthawk2$2.50Acclaim20.1
196109Ghost int eh Shell4$3.95Dark Horse19.8
197156Razor14$3.00London Night19.7
198198Solar: Man of the Atom48$2.50Acclaim19.6
199160Ren & Stimpy Special5$2.95Marvel19.6
200199Prime22$2.50Malibu19.5
201200Solar: Man of the Atom49$2.50Acclaim19.5
202216Swamp Thing156$2.25DC19.1
203203Bloodshot34$2.50Acclaim19.1
204167Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor3$2.95Dark Horse18.9
205219Moonshadow11$2.25DC18.8
206204Bloodshot35$2.50Acclaim18.8
207171Necro Mantra Lord Pumpkin2$2.95Malibu18.7
208287Conan the Adventurer14$1.50Marvel18.6
209224Rebels 959$2.25DC18.4
210290X-Men Classic109$1.50Marvel18.4
211227Faust Act 110$2.25Rebel18.3
212229Shade: The Changing Man61$2.25DC18.2
213176Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Yearbook0$2.95Acclaim18.2
214210Mantra21$2.50Malibu18.1
215211Ghostdancing4$2.50DC18.0
216183Kabuki Circle of Blood3$2.95Caliber17.9
217262Druid3$1.95Marvel17.6
218300X-Men: The Early Years15$1.50Marvel17.4
219214Eternal Warrior39$2.50Acclaim17.4
220237Magnus: Robot Fighter53$2.25Acclaim17.4
221238Magnus: Robot Fighter54$2.25Acclaim17.4
222217Eternal Warrior40$2.35Acclaim17.2
223218Poison Elves1$2.50Sirius17.0
224268Ravage 2099 AD32$1.95Marvel16.8
225305Animaniacs 3$1.50DC16.6
226223Timewalker12$2.50Acclaim16.6
227225Timewalker13$2.50Acclaim16.5
228306Spider-Man Advenures8$1.50Marvel16.4
229228Mantra: Spear of Destiny2$2.50Malibu16.4
230202Wonder Woman 100 Newstand$2.95DC16.3
231232Visitor8$2.50Acclaim16.2
232276Gen 13 2 Newsstand$1.95Image16.2
233251Outsiders20$2.25DC16.2
234253Deathstroke49$2.25DC16.0
235234Visitor9$2.50Acclaim16.0
236205Jaguar God2$2.95Verotik15.9
237257Damage14$2.25DC15.9
238235X15$2.50Dark Horse15.7
239293Loose Cannon2$1.75DC15.6
240206Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan Mugambi2$2.95Dark Horse15.6
241239Shadowman40$2.50Acclaim15.6
242294Triumph2$1.75DC15.6
243242Avengelyne1 Newsstand$2.50Maximum15.5
244243Eliminator1$2.50Malibu15.5
245246Hardcase23$2.50Malibu15.2
246263Fate9$2.25DC15.1
247212Verotika4$2.95Verotik15.1
248249Elven4$2.50Malibu14.9
249213Flash Gordon2$2.95Marvel14.9
250215Long Hot Summer1$2.95DC14.6
251252Captain Britain Classics1$2.50Marvel14.4
252220Futurians0$2.95Aardwolf14.2
253221Double Impact2$2.95High Impact14.2
254273Black Lightning6$2.25DC14.2
255289Blaze12$1.95Marvel14.2
256260Nightmna20$2.50Malibu14.0
257277Darkstars32$2.25DC14.0
258278Primal Force9$2.25DC14.0
259261Wolf & Red2$2.50Dark Horse14.0
260231Lady Vampyre1$2.95Blackout13.8
261279Animal Man85$2.25DC13.6
262265Indiana Jones & the Spear of Destiny2$2.50Dark Horse13.6
263266Elfquest Hidden Years21$2.50Warp13.5
264281Judge Dredd12$2.25DC13.5
265241Aster0$2.95Express13.1
266254Ranma 1/2 Part IV5$2.75Viz13.0
267244Shadow Hell's Heat Wave2$2.95Dark Horse13.0
268269Strangers24$2.50Malibu12.9
269245Nexus Wages of Sin3$2.95Dark Horse12.9
270270Legend of Mother Sarah2$2.50Dark Horse12.9
271271WildC.A.T.s Adventures9$2.50Image12.9
272272Bar Sinister4$2.50Acclaim12.8
273248Mortal Kombat: Battlewave4$2.95Malibu12.7
274275Elfquest Shards8$2.50Warp12.7
275250Metaphysique2$2.95Malibu12.4
276288Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law8$2.25DC12.3
277310Argus3$1.75DC12.2
278280Oh! My Goddess Part 24$2.50Dark Horse12.2
279255Mortal Kombat Rayden Kano3$2.95Malibu12.1
280282Elfquest New Blood28$2.50Warp12.1
281283Elfquest Blood of Ten Chiefs17$2.50Warp11.9
282378Hardware29$.99DC11.8
283326Gargoyles6$1.50Marvel11.8
284299Cerebus194$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim11.6
285264Amazing Spider-Man Collection3$2.95Marvel11.5
286267Ultraverse Year Zero: Death of the Squad2$2.95Malibu11.3
287286Elfquest Jink5$2.50Warp11.2
288303Manhunter8$2.25DC11.2
289291Star Slayer The Director's Cut7$2.50Acclaim11.0
290292Star Slayer The Director's Cut8$2.50Acclaim11.0
291336Uncle Scrooge293$1.50Gladstone10.7
292337Phantom 20403$1.50Marvel10.7
293298Return to Jurassic Park2$2.50Topps10.5
294301Icon27$2.50DC10.4
295658Spawn32 Promo (Angela)$.00Image10.3
296188Penthouse Comix8 Collectors Ed.$4.95Penthouse10.3
297233Jurassic Park Annual1$3.95Topps10.2
298302Prototype Turf War2$2.50Malibu10.1
299284Sade Special1$2.95Bishop10.1
300285Ms. Cyanide & Ice0$2.95Blackout10.0





May 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.

Marvel's instant collections of the "Age of Apocalypse" storyline took most of the spots in the Top 10. Diamond did not publish order index numbers for graphic novels in this era, so units cannot be estimated.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Spawn$9.95Imagen.a.
24Ultimate Weapon X$8.95Marveln.a.
32Star Trek: The Ashes of Eden$14.95DCn.a.
45Ultimate Astonishing X-Men$8.95Marveln.a.
56Utlimate Amazing X-Men$8.95Marveln.a.
67Utlimate Gambit & the X-Ternals$8.95Marveln.a.
78Ultimate Generation Next$8.95Marveln.a.
89Ultimate X-Calibre$8.95Marveln.a.
910Ultimate X-Man$8.95Marveln.a.
1011Ultimate Factor-X$8.95Marveln.a.
113Batman: Bloodstorm$12.95DCn.a.
1214Abraham Stone #1$6.95Marveln.a.
1316Carl Bark's Library Album #41$8.95Gladstonen.a.
1415Donald Duck Stories in Color #17$9.95Gladstonen.a.
1512Star Trek: The Next Generation: Beginnings$19.95DCn.a.
1613Godzilla 2nd Ed.$17.95Dark Horsen.a.
1729X-Men Adventures Vol. 4$6.95Marveln.a.
1817Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Vol. 6$15.95Vizn.a.
1927Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers$9.95Gladstonen.a.
2018Nausicaa perfect Collection 1$17.95Vizn.a.
2133Punisher vs. Wolverine: Africa Saga$5.95Marveln.a.
2231Venom: Deathtrap: The Vault$6.95Marveln.a.
2323Junkwaffel II$12.95Fantagraphicsn.a.
2419Virus$16.95Dark Horsen.a.
2520Prince Valiant Vol. 24: Red Stallion$16.95Fantagraphicsn.a.