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June 1996 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The Distribution Wars had all but finished in June, as Archie's exclusive distribution agreement with Diamond began. Its comics would still be available on newsstands.

Kingdom Come #2 was the top dollar book of the month. Retailers got a chance to order something Marvel from Diamond, as Badrock/Wolverine and Prophet/Cable came out from Image.

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.

Marvel, new Viz items, Kitchen Sink, and Coppervale were not distributed by Diamond this month.
Diamond was the only distributor carrying DC, Dark Horse, Image, Acclaim, Crusade, Gemstone, London Night, Goblin, Event, Archie, and Broadway comics, as well as Wizard's magazines.
True industry-wide rankings would greatly differ.

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
17Spawn51$1.95Image217.5
21Kingdom Come2$4.95DC181.7
35Medieval Spawn Witchblade3$2.95Image171.4
46Gen13: The Unreal World0$2.95Image145.8
52Badrock Wolverine1$4.95Image129.9
63Prophet Cable1$4.95Image109.0
74Detective Comics700 Collector's Ed$4.95DC108.1
823Batman533$1.95DC100.0
99Lady Death: The Odyssey4$2.95Chaos97.9
1015Witchblade7$2.50Image95.5
1110Star War: Shadow of the Empire2$2.95Dark Horse94.0
1217WildC.A.T.S.31$2.50Image93.4
1313Shi: Way of the Warrior10$2.95Crusade88.3
1427Superman114$1.95DC83.6
1514Batman: Black & White3$2.95DC83.3
1628Batman: Shadow of the Bat53$1.95DC82.8
1729Action Comics724$1.95DC81.7
1831Adventures of Superman537$1.95DC81.3
1916X-Files19$2.95Topps80.6
2032Superman: The Man of Steel59$1.95DC80.4
2133Robin32$1.95DC79.6
228Batman Grendel II Book 1 Devil's Bones1$4.95Dark Horse78.1
2337Catwoman36$1.95DC78.0
2424Preacher Special Saint of Killers1$2.50DC73.6
2539Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight85$1.95DC71.5
2618Detective Comics9$2.95DC70.5
2719Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind's Eye4$2.95Dark Horse70.1
2811Cyberforce25$3.95Image68.7
2920Sin City: That Yellow Bastard5$2.95Dark Horse68.2
3026Dreaming3$2.50DC67.8
3121Sperman Annual8$2.95DC67.8
3222Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron Battleground Tatooine1$2.95Dark Horse66.2
3353Green Lantern77$1.75DC63.9
3430Wetworks18$2.50Image63.6
3558Flash116$1.75DC62.0
3636Preacher Special Saint of Killers16$2.50DC61.0
3742Batman GCPD1$2.25DC61.0
3849Azrael20$1.95DC60.0
3950Wonder Woman112$1.95DC59.8
4052Maxx25$1.95Image57.8
4140X-O Manowar/Iron Man Crossover0$2.50Acclaim55.6
4243Avengelyne 32..5Maximum54.6
4344Weapon Zero5$2.50Image54.6
4412Batman Demon0$4.95DC53.6
4563Eradicator1$1.75DC53.4
4634Dark Chylde1$2.95Maximum52.0
4735Azrael Annual2$2.95DC51.7
4860Superboy30$1.95DC51.3
4946Celestine2$2.50Image50.9
5047Backlash21$2.50Image49.5
5169Artemis Requiem3$1.75DC48.1
5241Superboy Annual3$2.95DC46.7
5325X-Files Comics Digest3$3.95Topps46.2
5445Bone25$2.95Image45.8
5576Aztek The Ultimate Man1$1.75DC45.3
5677Impulse16$1.75DC45.2
5754Savage Dragon29$2.50Image44.6
5855Ghost Hellboy Special2$2.50Dark Horse44.2
5956Glory13$2.50Image43.7
6057Deathblow29$2.50Image43.6
6179Aquaman23$1.75DC43.5
6268Essential Vertigo: The Sandman1$1.95DC43.2
6361Hitman4$2.25DC43.0
6438Stormwatch37$3.50Image41.6
6548Atomic Angels2$2.95Crusade40.2
6659Books of Magic27$2.50DC40.1
6765Starman21$2.25DC39.7
6878Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1$1.95Image39.5
6951Hellboy Wake the Devil1$2.95Dark Horse38.4
7062Prophet Chapel Supersoldiers2$2.50Image38.1
7184Sovereign Seven13$1.95DC37.0
7273Lobo Goes to Hollywood1$2.25DC36.2
7364Lady Supreme2$2.50Image35.9
7466Youngblood9$2.50Image35.2
75100Batman & Robin Adventures9$1.75DC35.1
7681Lobo30$2.25DC33.7
7782Green Arrow111$2.25DC33.5
7870Ghost Hellboy Special15$2.50Dark Horse33.5
7983Hellblazer104$2.25DC33.1
8086Legion of Super-Heroes83$2.25DC31.5
81106Union1$1.75Image31.4
82107Justice League America113$1.75DC31.2
83108Power of Shazam17$1.75DC31.2
84109Hazard2$1.75Image31.2
8588Legionnaires39$2.25DC31.0
8680Maximage7$2.50Image30.3
8794Spectre44$2.25DC28.4
8871Vampirella Strikes5$2.95Harris28.2
8972Detective Comics700$2.95DC27.6
9098Sandman Mystery Theatre41$2.25DC27.6
9174Barb Wire Ace of Spades2$2.95Dark Horse27.3
92113Steel29$1.95DC26.6
9392Body Count4$2.50Image25.9
9496Terminal City2$2.50DC25.4
9567Big Bruisers0$3.50Image25.1
9699Vertigo Verite Girl2$2.50DC24.8
97101G.I. Joe1$2.50Dark Horse24.6
98102Invisibles23$2.50DC24.5
99130Deviant's Rave0$1.75Image24.4
100103Seekers into the Mystery7$2.50DC24.4
101130Steel28$1.95DC28.5
102143Pinky and the Brain1$1.75DC28.4
10391Battlestar Galactica: Apollo's Judgment2$2.95Maximum27.1
104110Supreme39$2.50Image26.6
105111Seekers into the ystery6$2.50DC26.5
106115Invisibles22$2.50DC26.0
107116Black & White4$2.50Image26.0
10896Concrete Think Like a Mountain3$2.95Dark Horse25.5
10997Girl Crazy1$2.95Dark Horse25.2
11098Asylum5$2.95Maximum25.2
111102Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care6$2.95Dark Horse24.8
112133Simpsons Comics20$2.25Bongo24.4
11386Martian Manhunter Special1$3.50DC24.2
114156Takion2$1.75DC23.9
115158Extreme Justice18$1.75DC23.3
116124Devlin 3$2.50Maximum23.2
117106Showcase 966$2.95DC23.2
118159Justice League Task Force36$1.75DC23.1
119149Mister Miracle4$1.95DC22.4
12011222 Brides Married to the Mob2$2.95Event22.3
121129Mike Grell's Maggie the Cat5$2.50Image22.3
122109Razor Torture4$3.00London Night22.3
123162Guy Gardner Warrior44$1.75DC22.3
124114Guy Gardner Warrior Annual2$2.95DC22.1
125132Poison Elves13$2.50Sirius22.0
126117Horseman0$2.95Kevlar22.0
127134Christian3$2.50Maximum21.8
128135Flex Mentallo2$2.50DC21.5
129100Ray25$3.50DC21.1
130145Swamp Thing168$2.25DC21.0
131118Arsenal Special1$2.95DC20.5
132119Godzilla12$2.95Dark Horse20.2
133161Batman532$1.95DC20.1
134140Strikeback5$2.50Image20.1
135120Babes of Broadway1$2.95Broadway19.9
136142Bone7 Reprint$2.50Image19.9
137122Fatale5$2.95Broadway19.9
138125Vertigo Verite The System3$2.95DC19.7
139126Space Above & Beyond The Gauntlet1$2.95Topps19.6
140164New Gods9$1.95DC19.4
141123Tommi Gunn Digital Meltdown1$3.00London Night19.4
142150Hawkman33$2.25DC19.3
143127Age of Reptiles The Hunt1$2.95Dark Horse19.1
144128Predator Jungle Tales1$2.95Dark Horse18.9
145144Killer Instinct Tiger Fury Special1$2.50Acclaim18.9
146147X-O Manowar68$2.50Acclaim18.3
147167Big Bang Comics1$1.95Image17.9
148136Oh! My Goddess Terrible Master2$2.95Dark Horse17.8
149137Dominion Conflict 1: No More No3$2.95Dark Horse17.7
150139Razor Uncut22$3.00London Night17.2
151141Satanika 3$2.95Verotik16.9
152153Slider's Ultimatum 2$2.50Acclaim16.8
15392Elfquest1$4.95Warp16.1
154146Verotika 10$2.95Verotik15.8
155148You're Under Arrest6$2.95Dark Horse14.9
156170Troubleman3$2.25Image14.6
157152Powers That Be6$2.95Broadway14.5
158165Mask Southern Discomfort2$2.50Dark Horse14.4
159151Pozion Lost child3$3.00London Night14.3
160154Cyberfrog3$2.95Harris14.2
161157Usagi Yojimbo2$2.95Dark Horse14.0
162190Animaniacs15$1.75DC14.0
163155Double Impact8$3.00High Impact14.0
164173Leonard Nimoy's Primortals1$2.25Tekno13.9
165176Fate20$2.25DC13.9
166177Cerebus207$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim9.9
167159Heartbreakers3$2.95Dark Horse9.9
168178Neil Gaiman's Phage Shadow Death3$2.25Tekno9.8
169179Troubleman4$2.25Image9.8
170160Kabuki: Masks of the Noh2$2.95Caliber9.7
171162Dark Horse Presents110$2.95Dark Horse9.5
172172Icon39$2.50DC9.4
173184I-Bot3$2.25Tekno9.2
174164Rose N Gunn1$3.00London Night9.1
175165Escape1$2.95Comico9.0
176175Heroes4$2.50DC9.0
177187Man Against Time5$2.25Image9.0
178168All New Armed & Dangerous1$2.95Acclaim8.4
179173Safety Belt Man All Hell1$2.95Sirius7.9
180139Dragonheart2$4.95Topps7.8
181190Static38$2.50DC7.6
182217Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?2$1.75DC7.4
183180Warrior2$2.95Ultimate7.4
184193Haunt of Fear16$2.50Gemstone7.3
185237Uncle Scrooge Adventures40$1.50Gladstone7.3
186181Deodato Comics Fallout 30001$2.95Caliber7.2
187182Vamperotica 16 Nude$2.95Brainstorm7.2
188194Hardware42$2.50DC7.1
189239Archie451$1.50Archie7.0
190185Lethargic Lad1$2.95Crusade7.0
191183Hellina Heart of Thorns1$3.00Lightning6.9
192189Legend of Luxura 3 Nude$2.95Brainstorm6.7
193247Donald Duck298$1.50Gladstone6.5
194199Akiko4$2.50Sirius6.4
195202Crime Suspensestories16$2.50Gemstone6.4
196176Book of Ballads and Sagas3$3.50Green Man6.4
197251Sonic the Hedgehog38$1.50Archie6.4
198191Halo3$2.95Sirius6.3
199252Betty & Veronica103$1.50Archie6.3
200203Sisters of Mercy4$2.50No Mercy6.3
201192Legends of Luxura3$2.95Brainstorm6.3
202205Snowman3$2.50Hall of Heroes6.1
203255Cheryl Blossom3$1.50Archie6.0
204170Elementals Babes1$3.95Comico6.0
205195All New Bad Eggs1$2.95Acclaim6.0
206206Adventures of the Mask6$2.50Dark Horse6.0
207207Wandering Star13$2.50Sirius6.0
208209Demongate2$2.50Sirius6.0
209212Araknis2$2.50Mushroom5.9
210196Tex Avery's Comics and Stories3$2.95Dark Horse5.9
211213Frontline Combat5$2.50Gemstone5.9
212257Betty 41$1.50Archie5.9
213258Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse7$1.50Gladstone5.8
214231Betty & Veronica Summer Fun3$2.00Archie5.7
215197Baby Angel X 2$2.95Brainstorm5.7
216198Vamperotica 16$2.95Brainstorm5.7
217260Veronica55$1.50Archie5.6
218261Sonic's Friendly Nemesis Knuckles3$1.50Archie5.5
219215Amalgam Collector's Set0$2.60DC5.5
220200Scud The Disposable Assassin13$2.95Fireman5.5
221201Cavewoman Rain3$2.95Caliber5.4
222204Cud Comics4$2.95Dark Horse5.3
223227Walt Disney Giant7$2.95Gladstone5.2
224188Razor Torture0$2.95London Night5.1
225246Pitt7$1.95Full Bleed5.1
226208Stargate 2$2.95Express5.1
227552Wizard Ace Edition Zorro3$.00Wizard5.0
228210Cynder Series II2$2.95Immortelle5.0
229216Archie's Double Digest87$2.75Archie5.0
230214Elementals Vampire's Revenge2$2.95Comico4.9
231310Calibrations1$.90Caliber4.8
232274Jughead84$1.50Archie4.5
233276World of Archie20$1.50Archie4.5
234278Scooby Doo12$1.50Archie4.4
235218Ninja High School52$2.50Antarctic4.4
236219Elementals: How the War was One2$2.95Comico4.4
237221Widow Bound by Blood3$3.00Ground Zero4.2
238222Mister X2$2.95Caliber4.2
239211Stargate 2$3.50Express4.2
240223Baby Angel X 2$2.95Brainstorm4.2
241271Betty & Veronica Digest83$1.79Archie4.1
242223Jughead's Double Digest39$2.75Archie4.1
243236Nira X Cyberangel3$2.75Express4.0
244228Secret Files0$2.95Angus3.9
245229Fangs of the Widow9$3.00Ground Zero3.9
246230Moxi1$3.00Lightning3.8
247234Star Blazers6$2.95Voyager3.7
248235Hyperviolents1$2.95Cry for Dawn3.7
249241Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer's Kid Blastoff1$2.75Slave Labor3.7
250240Chassis1$2.95Millennium3.5
251302Flintstones13$1.50Archie3.4
252242Optic Nerves3$2.95Dramenon3.4
253243Sexhibition8$2.95Fantagraphics3.4
254245Eddie Campbell's Bacchus14$2.95Eddie Campbell3.4
255291Jughead with Archie Digest128$1.79Archie3.3
256226Hot Tail4$3.50Fantagraphics3.3
257292Laugh Digest129$1.79Archie3.3
258249Super Taboo7$2.95Fantagraphics3.3
259253Moxi1$3.00Lightning3.1
260256Gold Digger30$2.95Antarctic3.0
261138Incredible Ashcan Collection Set A0$12.95Image3.0
262316Hanna Barbera Presents7$1.50Archie2.9
263259Spunky Knight2$2.95Fantagraphics2.9
264306Archie's Story & Game Digest36$1.79Archie2.7
265263Willow0$2.95Angus2.7
266270Krusada1$2.75Express2.7
267266Oz Romance in Rags2$2.95Caliber2.6
268313Little Archie Digest17$1.79Archie2.6
269268Shi Senryaku 3$2.95Crusade2.5
270269Construct1$2.95Caliber2.5
271272Replacement God5$2.95Slave Labor2.4
272264Sherman's March Through Atlanta to the Sea0$3.50Heritage2.2
273280Dragon Flux2$2.95Antarctic2.2
274283Masked Warrior X2$2.95Antarctic2.2
275284Vamperotica Swimsuit Special1$2.95Brainstorm2.2
276285Gorgon 4$2.95Antarctic2.2
277286Syrenniel1$2.95Gryphon Rampant2.1
278287Robotech II: The Sentinel's Book IV7$2.95Academy2.1
279288LegendLore4$2.95Caliber2.1
280289Dragon Ring3$2.95Mad Monkey2.1
281262Negative Burn36$2.95Caliber2.0
282265Black Raven2$2.95Mad Monkey2.0
283293Robotech II: Sentinel's Crystal World P.O.S.1$2.95Academy2.0
284294Project A-Ko Versus the Universe5$2.95Central Park2.0
285295Magical Mates3$2.95Antarctic1.9
286232Dragon Ring Chronicles1$5.95Mad Monkey1.9
287254Hellboy Wolves of St. Augsut1$4.95Dark Horse1.9
288298Hellboy Corpse and the Iron Shoes1$2.95Dark Horse1.9
289299Okara Mutant Boy3$2.95Mad Monkey1.8
290314Elvira38$2.50Claypool1.8
291363Street Sharks4$1.50Archie1.8
292300Femforce95$2.95AC1.8
293301Robotech II: Return to Macross33$2.95Academy1.8
294290Swimsuits & Mermaids1$3.50Image Guild1.7
295224Incredible Ashcan Collection Set B1$6.95Image1.7
296303Furrlough42$2.95Antarctic1.7
297248Knightsend Collector's Set Part 10$5.75DC1.7
298250Knightsend Collector's Set Part 20$5.75DC1.7
299281Brinke of Destruction1$3.95High Impact1.6
300282Singapore Sam2$3.95Mad Monkey1.6





June 1996 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 Top 100 chart. 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.

#1 #2 #3 #6

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

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11 Star Wars Battle of the Bounty Hunters Pop Up Comic$17.95Dark Horsen.a.
211Flash Archives Vol. 1$49.95DCn.a.
35Gen 13 (New Printing)$12.95Imagen.a.
42Gen 13: Lost in Paradise Pirates & Pin Ups$6.95Imagen.a.
53Nine Princes in Amber #2$6.95DCn.a.
68 Poison Elves 2 Traumatic Dogs$14.95Siriusn.a.
712Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Sith War$17.95Dark Horsen.a.
87Flash: The Return of Barry Allen$12.95DCn.a.
914Wildstorm Rising$19.95Imagen.a.
104Gon #1$5.95DCn.a.