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April 1996 Comic Book Sales Rankings
Rankings of Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors

These are rankings for Diamond. Capital City's rankings are coming soon.

• Marvel, Viz, and Kitchen Sink were not distributed by Diamond in this month.
• Diamond was the only comics-shop distributor for DC, Image, Dark Horse, Acclaim, Crusade, Sirius, Chaos, London Night, Gemstone, Wizard, and Broadway.
True industry-wide rankings would thus be much different.


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Order Index
1 Spawn 49 $1.95 Image 226.20
2 Spawn 48 $1.95 Image 225.70
3 Gen 13 10 $2.50 Image 215.60
4 Medieval Spawn Witchblade 1 $2.95 Image 210.50
5 Spawn Wildcats 4 $2.50 Image 161.80
6 Grifter Shi 2 $2.95 Image 112.20
7 Death The Time of Your Life 3 $2.95 DC 111.50
8 Crusade Special Shi vs. Tomoe 1 $3.95 Crusade 106.50
9 Glory Angela Hell's Angels $2.50 Image 106.40
10 Lady Death The Odyssey 2 $2.95 Chaos 104.80
11 Dreaming 1 $2.50 DC 102.00
12 Wildcats 29 $2.50 Image 102.00
13 Batman 531 Coll's Ed $2.50 DC 100.00
14 Superman 112 $1.95 DC 94.30
15 Action Comics 722 $1.95 DC 93.50
16 Adventures of Superman 535 $1.95 DC 92.90
17 Batman Black & White 1 $2.95 DC 92.90
18 Detective Comics 697 $1.95 DC 92.30
19 Superman: Man of Steel 57 $1.95 DC 90.50
20 Star Wars: Heir to the Empire 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 86.80
21 X-Files 17 $2.95 Topps 86.30
22 Wetworks 16 $2.50 Image 82.80
23 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 83 $1.95 DC 80.00
24 Batman: Shadow of the Bat 51 $1.95 DC 78.80
25 Avengelyne Prophet 1 $2.95 Image 77.80
26 Avengelyne 1 $2.95 Maximum 76.20
27 Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 76.00
28 Robin 30 $1.95 DC 74.20
29 Sin City: That Yellow Bastard 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 71.80
30 Avengelyne Prophet 1 $2.95 Maximum 70.70
31 Cyberforce 22 $2.50 Image 70.60
32 Purgatori Prelude 1 $1.50 Chaos 70.10
33 Catwoman 34 $1.95 DC 69.70
34 Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 69.40
35 Azrael 18 $1.95 DC 68.50
36 Green Lantern 74 $1.75 DC 68.50
37 Artemis Requiem 1 $1.75 DC 67.50
38 Robin Annual 5 $2.95 DC 67.10
39 Wonder Woman 110 $1.95 DC 66.10
40 Weapon Zero 3 $2.50 Image 65.30
41 Flash 114 $1.75 DC 64.30
42 Backlash 19 $2.50 Image 64.00
43 Green Lantern Annual 5 $2.95 DC 58.40
44 Stormwatch 35 $2.50 Image 58.40
45 Deathblow 27 $2.50 Image 57.60
46 Preacher 14 $2.50 DC 57.40
47 Superboy 28 $1.95 DC 57.40
48 Vengeance of Vampirella 25 $2.95 Harris 56.70
49 Team 7 III Dead Reckoning 4 $2.50 Image 56.10
50 Supergirl Annual 1 $2.95 DC 55.50
51 Maxx: Friends of Maxx Special $2.95 Image 55.30
52 Sigmal 2 $2.50 Image 53.40
53 Evil Ernie Straight to Hell 5 $2.95 Chaos 51.10
54 Bone 24 $2.95 Image 50.70
55 Defcon 4 3 $2.50 Image 50.60
56 Impulse 14 $1.75 DC 49.30
57 Glory 11 $2.50 Image 49.30
58 Prophet 6 $2.50 Image 48.60
59 Aquaman 21 $1.75 DC 48.00
60 Hitman 2 $2.25 DC 46.60
61 Books of Magic 25 $2.50 DC 46.00
62 Chaos Quarterly 3 $3.95 Chaos 44.70
63 Sovereign Seven 11 $1.95 DC 44.50
64 Sergio Aragones Destroys DC 1 $3.50 DC 44.10
65 Youngblood 7 $2.50 Image 43.50
66 Starman 19 $2.25 DC 41.80
67 Tarzan vs. Predator: At Earth's Core 4 $2.50 Dark Horse 40.80
68 Black Ops 4 $2.50 Image 39.90
69 Ghost 13 $2.50 Dark Horse 39.30
70 Maximage 5 $2.50 Maximum 38.80
71 Extreme Anthology 1 $2.50 Image 38.50
72 Batman & Robin Adventures 7 $1.75 DC 37.80
73 Lobo 28 $2.25 DC 37.60
74 Takion 1 $1.75 DC 37.40
75 Vamps Hollywood & Vein 5 $2.25 DC 37.40
76 Team Youngblood 22 $2.50 Image 35.50
77 Hellblazer 102 $2.25 DC 35.40
78 Power of Shazam 15 $1.75 DC 34.60
79 Ballistic Action $2.95 Image 34.60
80 Lady Pendragon 3 $2.50 Maximum 34.40
81 Legion of Super-eroes 81 $2.25 DC 34.00
82 Body Count 2 $2.50 Image 33.90
83 Justice League America 111 $1.75 DC 33.20
84 Legionnaires 37 $2.25 DC 32.90
85 Spectre 42 $2.25 DC 32.10
86 Shadowhunt Special 1 $2.50 Image 31.90
87 Vampirella Strikes 4 $2.95 Harris 31.80
88 Dart 3 $2.50 Image 31.70
89 Chapel 7 $2.50 Image 31.70
90 Battlestar Galactica: Apollo's Journey 1 $2.95 Maximum 30.90
91 Black & White 3 $2.50 Image 30.30
92 Sandman Mystery Theater 39 $2.25 DC 30.00
93 Steel 27 $1.95 DC 29.70
94 Bloodpool 3 $2.50 Image 29.00
95 Seekers into the Mystery 5 $2.50 DC 28.50
96 Green Arrow 109 $2.25 DC 28.20
97 New Man 4 $2.50 Image 28.00
98 Supreme 38 $2.50 Image 27.00
99 Asylum 4 $2.95 Maximum 26.90
100 Concrete: Think Like a Mountain 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 26.70
101 Invisibles 21 $2.50 DC 26.70
102 GI Joe 4 $1.95 Dark Horse 26.60
103 Flex Mentallo 1 $2.50 DC 26.50
104 Dragon 2 $0.99 Image 26.20
105 Rogue's Gallery 1 $3.50 DC 26.10
106 Devlin 2 $2.50 Maximum 26.00
107 Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 25.60
108 Simpsons Comics 19 $2.25 Bongo 25.50
109 Showcase 5 $2.95 DC 24.90
110 Tarzan John Carter Warlords of Mars 4 $2.50 Dark Horse 24.40
111 Justice League Task Force 35 $1.75 DC 24.30
112 Extreme Justice 17 $1.75 DC 24.30
113 Mike Grell's Maggie the Cat 4 $2.50 Image 24.20
114 New Force 4 $2.50 Image 24.00
115 Razor Torture 3 $3.00 London Night 23.80
116 Kid Supreme 2 $2.50 Image 23.60
117 Christian 2 $2.50 Maximum 23.50
118 Mister Miracle 3 $1.95 DC 23.40
119 Guy Gardner Warrior 43 $1.75 DC 22.60
120 Bone 6 $2.95 Image 21.40
121 Strikeback 4 $2.50 Image 21.40
122 Swamp Thing 167 $2.25 DC 21.30
123 Warrior Nun Araela Book Two 5 $2.95 Antarctic 21.20
124 Poison Elves 12 $2.50 Sirius 21.10
125 Godzilla 11 $2.50 Dark Horse 21.00
126 Vertigo Verite The System 2 $2.95 DC 20.80
127 Lethal Strike Double Impact Lethal Impact $3.00 London Night 20.80
128 Batman 531 Standard $1.95 DC 20.30
129 Ray 24 $2.25 DC 20.30
130 New Gods 8 $1.95 DC 19.80
131 Elric One Life 0 $2.95 Topps 19.60
132 Oh! My Goddess Terrible Master Urd 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 19.60
133 Fatale 4 $2.50 Broadway 19.40
134 Hawkman 32 $2.25 DC 19.40
135 X-O Manowar 67 $2.50 Acclaim 19.30
136 Troubleman 2 $2.25 Image 19.30
137 Mask Southern Discomfort 1 $2.50 Dark Horse 18.80
138 Blood & Shadows 4 $5.95 DC 18.60
139 Heartbreakers 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 18.60
140 Dominion Conflict 1: No More No 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 17.90
141 Razor Uncut 21 $3.00 London Night 17.70
142 Usagi Yojimbo 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 17.20
143 Sliders Ultimatum 1 $2.50 Acclaim 17.00
144 X 25 $2.50 Dark Horse 16.70
145 Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice 1 $2.25 Tekno 16.20
146 Leonard Nimoy's Primortals 0 $2.25 Tekno 16.20
147 Deathstroke 60 $2.25 DC 16.10
148 London Night's Lingerie Special $3.00 London Night 16.00
149 Poizon 2 $3.00 London Night 15.80
150 Spirit of Wonder 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 15.70
151 You're Under Arrest 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 15.50
152 Powers That Be 5 $2.50 Broadway 15.30
153 Cyberfrog 2 $2.95 Harris 15.30
154 Firebrand 5 $1.75 DC 15.30
155 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 47 $2.50 Acclaim 15.20
156 Shadow State 5 $2.50 Broadway 15.10
157 Neil Gaiman's Phage 1 $2.25 Tekno 14.90
158 Lone Ranger & Tonto the Velvet 1 $2.95 Topps 14.80
159 Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger 1 $2.25 Tekno 14.70
160 Crush 5 $2.25 Image 14.50
161 Killer Instinct 3 $2.50 Acclaim 14.50
162 Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego? 1 $1.75 DC 14.20
163 Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero 1 $2.25 Tekno 14.10
164 Elfquest Metamorphosis 1 $2.95 Warp 14.10
165 Man Against Time 3 $2.25 Image 14.00
166 Animaniacs 14 $1.75 DC 13.90
167 Legend of Mother Sarah: City of Children 4 $3.95 Dark Horse 13.90
168 Lethal Strike Annual 1 $3.00 London Night 13.80
169 Fatale 19 $2.25 DC 13.70
170 Mutant Chronicles Golgotha 4 $2.95 Acclaim 13.50
171 Dark Ones: Third Eye 4 $4.95 Sirius 13.50
172 Armed & Dangerous Special 1 $2.95 Acclaim 13.40
173 Gene Roddenberry's Xander in Lost Universe 1 $2.25 Tekno 13.10
174 Mike Deodato's Protheus 1 $2.95 Caliber 13.00
175 I-Bot 1 $2.25 Tekno 12.80
176 Heroes 2 $2.50 DC 12.30
177 Halo: An Angel's Story 1 $2.95 Sirius 12.10
178 Mars Attacks 7 $2.95 Topps 12.10
179 Bloodshot 51 $2.50 Acclaim 12.00
180 Cerebus 205 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 10.90
181 Kabuki: Masks of the Noh 1A $2.95 Caliber 10.50
182 Icon 37 $2.50 DC 10.50
183 Dark Horse Presents 108 $2.95 Dark Horse 10.40
184 Walter Campaign of Terror 3 $2.50 Dark Horse 10.40
185 Solo 1 $2.50 Dark Horse 10.40
186 Strangers in Paradfise 11 $2.75 Abstract 10.30
187 Foot Soldiers 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 10.30
188 Punx Rewdux 2 $2.50 Acclaim 10.20
189 Creed TMNT 1A $3.00 Lightning 10.00
190 Creed TMNT 1B $3.00 Lightning 10.00
191 Tales from the Crypt 16 $2.00 Gemstone 9.80
192 Sisters of Mercy 3 $2.50 No Mercy 9.40
193 X-Files 4 2nd Prtg. $2.95 Topps 9.40
194 Tex Avery's Comics and Stories 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 9.20
195 Andrew Vachs's Cross 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 8.90
196 Blood Reign Saga 1 $3.00 London Night 8.90
197 Static 36 $2.50 DC 8.80
198 Lady Vampre: Pleasures of the Flesh 1 $2.95 Blackout 8.50
199 Adventures of the Mask 4 $2.50 Dark Horse 8.40
200 Hardware 40 $2.50 DC 8.30
201 Araknis 1 $2.50 Mushroom 8.20
202 Sade Razor London Night Encore $3.00 London Night 8.10
203 Uncle Scrooge Adventures 39 $1.50 Gladstone 7.90
204 Weird Science 16 $2.00 Gemstone 7.70
205 Akiko 2 $2.50 Sirius 7.50
206 Shock Suspenstories 16 $2.00 Gemstone 7.40
207 Kabuki: Masks of the Noh 1C $2.95 Caliber 7.30
208 Kabuki: Masks of the Noh 1B $2.95 Caliber 7.30
209 Mister X 1 $2.95 Caliber 7.10
210 Donald Duck 297 $1.50 Gladstone 6.90
211 Dream Wolves Angel Architecture 1 $3.00 Gothic 6.80
212 Widow Bound by Blood 1 $3.00 Ground Zero 6.60
213 Bad Eggs 3 $2.95 Acclaim 6.60
214 Cheryl Blossom 1 $1.50 Archie 6.60
215 Cavewoman Rain 2 $2.95 Caliber 6.20
216 Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse 6 $1.50 Gladstone 6.20
217 Vaperotica 14 $2.95 Brainstorm 5.80
218 Walt Disney Giant 6 $2.25 Gladstone 5.80
219 Brinke of Destruction 3 $2.95 High Impact 5.80
220 Hellina Genesis 1 $3.50 Lightning 5.70
221 Project 2 $5.95 DC 5.70
222 Elementals 5 $2.95 Comico 5.60
223 Archie 449 $1.50 Archie 5.30
224 Nira X Cyberangel Ongoing Series 1 Regular $2.75 Express 5.30
225 Scud 12 $2.95 Fireman 5.00
226 Cynder Annual 1 $2.95 Immortelle 4.90
227 Ninja High School 51 $2.95 Antarctic 4.70
228 Masked Warrior X 1 $3.50 Antarctic 4.70
229 Sonic the Hedgehog 36 $1.50 Archie 4.70
230 Sonic's Friendly Nemesis Knuckles 1 $1.50 Archie 4.60
231 Fangs of the Widow 7 $3.00 Ground Zero 4.60
232 Wizard 57 $0.00 Wizard 4.40
233 Betty 39 $1.50 Archie 4.40
234 Betty & Veronica 101 $1.50 Archie 4.30
235 Starblazers 5 $2.95 Voyager 4.10
236 Veronica 53 $1.50 Archie 4.10
237 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 19 $1.50 Archie 4.00
238 Asrial vs. Cheetah 2 $2.95 Antarctic 4.00
239 Countdown Sex Bombs 6 $2.95 Fantagraphics 3.90
240 Eddie Campbell's Bacchus 12 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 3.80
241 Scooby Doo 10 $1.50 Archie 3.80
242 Fem 4 $2.95 Express 3.80
243 Elflord 1 $6.95 Mad Monkey 3.80
244 Dragon Ring 1 $2.95 Mad Monkey 3.80
245 Sexhibition 6 $2.95 Fantagraphics 3.60
246 Red Dragon 3 $2.95 Comico 3.60
247 Giant THB 8 $4.95 Horse 3.50
248 Hot Tails 2 $3.50 Fantagraphics 3.50
249 Okara 1 $2.95 Mad Monkey 3.40
250 Achie'd Double Digest 86 $2.75 Archie 3.40
251 Super Taboo 5 $2.95 Fantagraphics 3.40
252 Jughead 82 $1.50 Archie 3.40
253 Luxura Convention Book 2 $2.95 Brainstorm 3.40
254 Berlin 1 $2.50 Blackout 3.20
255 Oblivion 5 $2.95 Comico 3.20
256 Gold Digger 29 $2.95 Antarctic 3.10
257 Strike Force America 3 $2.95 Comico 3.00
258 New Worlds 1 $3.95 Caliber 3.00
259 Action Plaent Comics 1 $3.95 Action Planet 2.90
260 NHS Spotlight on Robert Dejesu 1 $3.50 Antarctic 2.90
261 Betty & Veronica Digest 82 $1.75 Archie 2.80
262 Hanna-Barbera Presents 5 $1.50 Archie 2.80
263 Flintstones 11 $1.50 Archie 2.80
264 Dragon Pearl & Jade 11 $1.95 Cry for Dawn 2.80
265 Singapore Sam 1 $3.95 Mad Monkey 2.80
266 Betty & Veronica Annual Digest 15 $1.75 Archie 2.70
267 Pals-N-Gals Double Digest 19 $2.75 Archie 2.70
268 Skynn & Bones: Deadly Angels 1 $2.95 Brainstorm 2.60
269 Babylon Crush 6 $2.95 Bongo 2.60
270 Hammer Girl 1 $2.95 Brainstorm 2.60
271 Project A-Ko Versus 4 $2.95 CPM 2.60
272 Tick Special Edition 1 Reprise $5.95 New England 2.60
273 Young Witches II: London Babylon 6 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2.60
274 Legendlore 3 $2.95 Caliber 2.60
275 Hillyrose 6 $2.95 Astro 2.60
276 Sinnamon 6 $2.75 Catfish 2.60
277 Underwater 6 $3.50 Dramenon 2.50
278 Scimidar 4 $2.50 Cry for Dawn 2.40
279 Espers 1 $2.95 Hall of Heroes 2.40
280 Robotech II: The Sentinel's Book 5 $2.95 Academy 2.40
281 Hellboy: The Corpse and the Iron Shoes $2.95 Dark Horse 2.30
282 Magical Mates 2 $2.95 Antarctic 2.30
283 Negative Burn 34 $3.95 Caliber 2.30
284 Flesh & Blood 2 $2.95 Blindwolf 2.30
285 Laugh Digest 128 $1.75 Archie 2.30
286 Adventures into the Unknown 1 $2.50 A-Plus 2.20
287 Jughead with Archie Digest 127 $1.75 Archie 2.20
288 Nowheresville 1 $2.95 Caliber 2.20
289 Exit 4 $2.95 Caliber 2.10
290 Metal Bikini 0 $2.95 Academy 2.10
291 Hellina Genesis 1 Platinum $5.95 Lightning 2.10
292 MD Geist Ground Zero 2 $2.95 CPM 2.10
293 Skunk Uno $2.75 Express 2.10
294 Robotech Return to Macross 31 $2.95 Academy 2.10
295 Raptun 3 $3.00 High Impact 2.10
296 Rare Bit Fiends 19 $2.95 King Hell 2.00
297 Scarlet Thunder 3 $2.50 Slave Labor 2.00
298 Naughty Bits 19 $2.95 Fantagraphics 2.00
299 Elvira 36 $2.50 Claypool 2.00
300 Gorgon 3 $2.95 Antarctic 1.90
Top Trade Paperbacks (sales not reported)
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher
1 Serra Angel on the World of Magic the Gathering $5.95 Acclaim
2 Lady Death The Odyssey $19.95 Chaos
3 Life, the Universe, & Everything $6.95 DC
4 Wonder Woman Challenge of Artemis $9.95 DC
5 Satanika vs. Shilene $9.95 Verotik
6 London Night's Lingerie Special $10.00 London Night
7 Ghost Nocturnes $9.95 Dark Horse
8 Book of Magic Summonings $17.50 DC
9 Glory Avnegelyne/Avengelyne Glory $9.95 Image
10 Lives & Times of Scrooge $10.95 Gladstone




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