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August 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 took orders for August, which were fulfilled by Diamond. Capital City did not publish sales charts this month.
Marvel was not distributed by Diamond in this month;
true industry-wide rankings would thus be much different.


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Order Index
1 DV8 1 $2.50 Image 296.43
2 Kingdom Come 4 $4.95 DC 255.82
3 Spawn 53 $1.95 Image 236.14
4 Gen 13 13A $1.30 Image 195.36
5 Gen 13 13B $1.30 Image 193.82
6 Gen 13 13C $1.30 Image 191.44
7 Deathblow Wolverine 1 $2.50 Image 176.06
8 Spawn Bible 1 $1.95 Image 153.11
9 Witchblade 9 $2.50 Image 124.49
10 Shattered Image 1 $2.50 Image 112.97
11 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 104.16
12 Dawn 4 $2.95 Sirius 103.19
13 Shattered Image 2 $2.50 Image 101.21
14 Batman 535 $3.95 DC 100.00
15 WildC.A.T.S. 32 $2.50 Image 99.88
16 Nightwing 1 $1.95 DC 97.95
17 Shattered Image 3 $2.50 Image 95.58
18 Detective Comics 702 $1.95 DC 92.77
19 Superman 116 $1.95 DC 87.24
20 Action Comics 726 $1.95 DC 85.67
21 Adventures of Superman 539 $1.95 DC 85.16
22 X-Files 21 $2.95 Topps 85.11
23 Supergirl 2 $1.95 DC 84.51
24 Superman: Man of Steel 61 $1.95 DC 84.22
25 Tomoe Witchblade Fire Sermon 1 $3.95 Crusade 84.14
26 Superman: The Man of Tomorrow 6 $1.95 DC 79.74
27 Teen Titans 1 $1.95 DC 79.42
28 Batman: Shadow of the Bat 55 $1.95 DC 78.93
29 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 87 $1.95 DC 77.24
30 Glory Avengelyne II: The Godyssey 87 $2.99 Image 76.26
31 Preacher Special Saint of Killers 3 $2.50 DC 73.41
32 X-Files Annual 2 $3.95 Topps 72.74
33 Preacher Special Saint of Killers 18 $2.50 DC 72.33
34 Dreaming 5 $2.50 DC 71.70
35 Robin 34 $1.95 DC 71.28
36 Green Lantern 79 $1.75 DC 71.21
37 X-Files Season One 2 $3.95 Topps 70.18
38 Flash 118 $1.75 DC 70.02
39 Catwoman 38 $1.95 DC 69.47
40 Action Comics Annual 8 $2.95 DC 68.85
41 Wetworks 20 $2.50 Image 68.52
42 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Battleground Tatooine 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 68.50
43 Batman Chronicles 6 $2.95 DC 66.79
44 Wonder Woman 114 $1.95 DC 66.29
45 Justice League: Midsummer's Nightmare 2 $2.95 DC 65.48
46 Cyberforce 26 $2.50 Image 64.19
47 House of Secrets 1 $2.50 DC 63.87
48 Glory Avengelyne II: The Godyssey 1 $2.99 Maximum 63.22
49 Azrael 22 $1.95 DC 62.18
50 Avengelyne 5 $2.99 Maximum 59.59
51 Maxx 26 $1.95 Image 59.09
52 Weapon Zero 7 $2.50 Image 56.63
53 Blacklash 23 $2.50 Image 56.34
54 Superboy 32 $1.95 DC 55.19
55 Grifter 2 $2.50 Image 53.75
56 Bloody Mary 1 $2.25 DC 53.34
57 Lady Death 1 $2.95 Chaos 53.01
58 Pitt in the Blood 1 $2.50 Full Bleed 52.65
59 Classic Star Wars: Devils Worlds 1 $2.50 Dark Horse 52.56
60 Dark Chylde 3 $2.99 Maximum 51.75
61 Savage Dragon 31 $2.50 Image 51.68
62 Artemis Requiem 5 $1.75 DC 51.39
63 Astro City Vol. 2 1 $2.50 Homage 51.29
64 Hitman 6 $2.25 DC 51.08
65 Aquaman 25 $1.75 DC 50.73
66 Batman GCPD 3 $2.25 DC 49.84
67 Impulse 18 $1.75 DC 48.03
68 Superboy & the Ravers 2 $1.95 DC 47.99
69 Birds of Prey: Manhunt 2 $1.95 DC 47.16
70 Stromwatch 39 $2.50 Image 46.56
71 Books of Magic 29 $2.50 DC 45.39
72 Starman 23 $2.25 DC 45.30
73 Monkeyman & Obrien 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 43.88
74 Avengelblade 2 $2.99 Maximum 43.69
75 Hellboy: Wake the Devil 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 43.47
76 Legion of Super-Heroes 85 $2.25 DC 42.95
77 Allegra 2 $2.50 Image 42.85
78 Brass 2 $2.50 Image 41.96
79 Eradicator 3 $1.75 DC 41.40
80 Ash: The Fire Within 2 $2.95 Event 41.11
81 21 5 $2.50 Image 41.10
82 Prophet 9 $2.50 Image 41.08
83 Predator: Dark River 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 38.64
84 Batman & Robin Adventures 11 $1.75 DC 38.54
85 Lobo Death & Taxes 1 $2.25 DC 38.53
86 Blindside 1 $2.50 Image 38.45
87 Hellblazer 106 $2.25 DC 36.73
88 Sovereign Seven 15 $1.95 DC 36.71
89 Legionnaires 41 $2.25 DC 36.65
90 Vampirella Death & Destruction 2 $2.95 Harris 36.34
91 Lobo Death & Taxes 32 $2.25 DC 35.93
92 Justice League Annual 10 $2.95 DC 35.69
93 Youngblood 11 $2.50 Image 35.66
94 Legion of Super-Heroes Annual 7 $3.50 DC 35.65
95 Detention Comics 1 $3.50 DC 34.98
96 Vermillion 1 $2.25 DC 34.57
97 Ghost 17 $2.50 Dark Horse 34.13
98 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 3 $1.95 DC 34.04
99 Body Bags 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 33.77
100 Power of Shazam 19 $1.75 DC 33.65
101 Terminal City 4 $2.50 DC 32.84
102 Power of Shazam Annual 1 $2.95 DC 32.49
103 Strangers in Paradise Vol. 3 1 $2.75 HOM 32.04
104 Aztek The Ultimate Man 3 $1.75 DC 31.54
105 Green Arrow 113 $2.25 DC 31.35
106 Cyberella 2 $2.25 DC 31.17
107 Spectre 46 $2.25 DC 30.99
108 Supreme 41 $2.50 Image 30.97
109 Sandman Mystery Theater 43 $2.50 DC 30.87
110 Rack & Pain Killers 1 $2.95 Chaos 30.83
111 Sandman Mystery Theater 42 $2.50 DC 30.29
112 Priest 1 $2.99 Maximum 29.39
113 Vampirella Strikes 6 $2.95 Harris 29.05
114 Decade of Dark Horse 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 29.02
115 Maximage 9 $2.50 Image 28.80
116 X-Files Special Edition 4 $4.95 Topps 28.50
117 Atomik Angels 3 $2.95 Crusade 28.15
118 Steel 31 $1.95 DC 28.11
119 Invisibles 25 $2.50 DC 27.55
120 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 $1.95 Image 27.22
121 Vyberpunx 3 $2.50 Image 26.77
122 Union 3 $1.75 Image 26.26
123 Tongue Lash 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 25.95
124 Batman 535 $2.95 DC 25.72
125 Concrete Think Like a Mountain 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 25.23
126 Seekers into the Mystery 9 $2.50 DC 25.18
127 Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 25.14
128 Hazard 4 $1.75 Image 25.11
129 Simpsons 23 $2.25 Bongo 25.08
130 Gemini Blood 2 $2.25 DC 24.89
131 Battlestar Galactica: Journey's End 2 $2.99 Maximum 24.74
132 Grendel Devil's Legacy 1 $2.75 Dark Horse 24.42
133 Showcase 9 $2.95 DC 23.98
134 Swamp Thing 171 $2.25 DC 23.95
135 Newmen 21 $2.50 Image 23.48
136 Chronowar 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 23.16
137 Fatale 6 $2.95 Broadway 22.11
138 Nexus Executioner's Song 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 21.63
139 Vertigo Verite Unseen Hand 2 $2.50 DC 21.52
140 Mister Miracle 7 $1.95 DC 20.85
141 Gunsmith Cats: The Return of Gray 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 20.64
142 Godzilla 15 $2.95 Dark Horse 20.08
143 Gamera 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 19.94
144 Ray 28 $2.25 DC 19.93
145 Bone 10 $2.95 Image 19.83
146 Kid Supreme 4 $2.50 Image 19.44
147 Asylum 7 $2.99 Maximum 18.95
148 Barb Wire Ace of Spades 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 18.93
149 Razor Morbid Angel Soul Search 1 $3.00 London Night 18.86
150 Razor Torture 7 $3.00 London Night 18.75
151 Pink and the Brain 4 $1.75 DC 18.74
152 Oh! My Goddess: Terrible Master Urd 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 18.61
153 Dominion Conflict 1: No More Noise 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 18.57
154 Primal Rage 1 $2.95 Sirius 18.48
155 Age of Reptiles: The Hunt 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 17.77
156 Sliders: Darkest Hour 3 $2.50 Acclaim 17.58
157 Jaguar God 5 $2.95 Verotik 17.46
158 Takion 5 $1.75 DC 17.26
159 Razor Uncut 25 $3.00 London Night 17.06
160 Warrior 4 $2.50 Ultimate 16.53
161 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 3 $2.95 Topps 16.34
162 G.I. Joe 3 $2.50 Dark Horse 16.29
163 Knights on Broadway 2 $2.95 Broadway 15.75
164 Stray Bullets 10 $2.95 El Capitain 15.75
165 Fourth World Gallery 1 $3.50 DC 15.31
166 Lilith Demon Princess 1 $2.95 Antarctic 15.25
167 Satanika 4 $2.95 Verotik 15.13
168 Elfquest 4 $4.95 Warp 14.04
169 Powers That Be 9 $2.95 Broadway 13.84
170 Animaniacs 18 $1.75 DC 13.72
171 Usagi Yojimbo 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 13.71
172 Blade of the Immortal Conquest 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 13.61
173 Shadow State 7 $2.95 Broadway 13.25
174 Killer Instinct Special: Borhters 7 $2.50 Acclaim 12.36
175 Leonard Nimoy's Primortals 4 $2.25 Tekno 12.27
176 Big Blown Baby 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 12.22
177 Spirit of Wonder 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 11.95
178 Thundergod 2 $2.95 Crusade 11.83
179 Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger 5 $2.25 Tekno 11.68
180 Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice 5 $2.25 Tekno 11.58
181 Hate 24 $2.95 Fantagraphics 11.15
182 Cerebus 209 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 11.11
183 Firebrand 9 $1.75 DC 10.87
184 Venus Domina: Wingbird San Diego Special 9 $2.95 Verotik 10.72
185 Kabuki: Masks of the Noh 30 $2.95 Caliber 10.66
186 Planeswalker: War on the World of Magic the Gathering 1 $5.95 Acclaim 10.36
187 Gravediggers 2 $2.95 Acclaim 10.28
188 Icon 39 $2.50 DC 10.00
189 Brass 1 $4.50 Image 9.81
190 King Tiger Motorhead 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 9.51
191 Dark Horse Presents 112 $2.95 Dark Horse 9.48
192 King Tiger Motorhead 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 9.41
193 Neil Gaiman's Phage Shadow of Death 5 $2.25 Tekno 9.34
194 Heroes 6 $2.50 DC 9.08
195 I-Bots 5 $2.25 Tekno 8.59
196 Gon 3 $5.95 DC 8.49
197 Solo 2 $2.50 Dark Horse 8.30
198 Vault of Horror 17 $2.50 Gemstone 8.13
199 Vamperotica 18 $2.95 Brainstorm 8.03
200 Static 40 $2.50 DC 8.03
201 All New Armed & Dangerous 3 $2.95 Acclaim 8.00
202 Betty 43 $1.50 Archie 7.69
203 Weird Fantasy 17 $2.50 Gemstone 7.64
204 Uncle Scrooge Adventures 41 $1.50 Gladstone 7.55
205 Hardware 44 $2.50 DC 7.53
206 American Splendor Comic Con Comics 44 $2.95 Dark Horse 7.48
207 Demon Gun 2 $2.95 Crusade 7.34
208 Dogs of War 3 $2.95 Crusade 7.33
209 Archie 453 $1.50 Archie 7.33
210 Escape 3 $2.95 Comico 7.26
211 Sonic the Hedgehog 40 $1.50 Archie 7.21
212 Donald Duck 299 $1.50 Gladstone 6.77
213 Two Fisted Tales 17 $2.50 Gemstone 6.70
214 Johnny the Homicidal Maniac 5 $2.95 Slave Labor 6.68
215 Betty & Veronica 105 $1.50 Archie 6.67
216 Cavewoman Rain 4 $2.95 Caliber 6.61
217 Wandering Star 15 $2.50 Sirius 6.53
218 Sade 3 $3.00 London Night 6.53
219 Araknis 4 $2.50 Mushroom 6.52
220 Whoa Nellie 2 $2.95 Fantagraphics 6.50
221 Demongate 4 $2.50 Sirius 6.39
222 Akiko 6 $2.50 Sirius 6.24
223 Vixen 1 $2.50 FLA 6.08
224 Veronica 57 $1.50 Archie 6.00
225 Bandy Man 1 $2.95 Caliber 5.94
226 Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse 8 $1.50 Gladstone 5.81
227 Elementals: Vampire's Revenge 4 $2.95 Comico 5.79
228 Free Wizard 61 $0.00 Wizard 5.75
229 Rose N Gunn 2 $3.00 London Night 5.73
230 All New Bad Eggs 3 $2.95 Acclaim 5.38
231 Elementals: How War Was One 4 $2.95 Comico 5.28
232 Adventures of the Mask 8 $2.50 Dark Horse 5.25
233 Archie and Friends 20 $1.50 Archie 5.23
234 Walt Disney Giant 8 $2.25 Gladstone 5.22
235 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? 3 $1.75 DC 5.20
236 Batman & Robin Adventures Back to school Pack 3 $1.82 DC 5.18
237 Safety Belt Man All Hell 3 $2.95 Sirius 5.17
238 La Blue Girl 2 $2.95 CPM 5.13
239 Scooby Doo 14 $1.50 Archie 4.89
240 Kunoichi 1A $3.00 Lightning 4.84
241 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 61 $2.75 Archie 4.82
242 Betty's Digest 1 $1.79 Archie 4.80
243 Lethargic Lad 3 $2.95 Crusade 4.73
244 Jughead 86 $1.50 Archie 4.70
245 Raptus Dead of Night 1 $2.95 High Impact 4.52
246 Mike Deodato Comics Razor Nights 1 $2.95 Caliber 4.51
247 Elementals: Sex Spec 2 $2.95 Comico 4.47
248 Betty & Veronica Digest 84 $1.79 Archie 4.40
249 Bog 1 $2.50 Hall of Heroes 4.29
250 Kunoichi 1B $3.00 Lightning 4.22
251 Super Taboo 9 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4.15
252 Archie Andrews Where Are You 108 $3.50 Archie 4.14
253 Vamperotica 18-N $2.95 Brainstorm 4.11
254 Stargate 4 $2.95 Express 4.10
255 Stargate 4 $2.95 Express 4.09
256 Hot Tails 6 $2.75 Fantagraphics 4.06
257 Reid Fleming World's Toughest Milkman Comics 2 $2.95 Deep Sea 4.06
258 Reid Fleming World's Toughest Milkman Comics 1 $2.95 Deep Sea 4.02
259 Tiyu the Jade Dragon 1 $2.95 Express 3.93
260 Jughead Double Digest 40 $2.75 Archie 3.93
261 Vampire's Lust 1 $2.95 Cry for Dawn 3.88
262 Hellina Heart Thorns 2A $2.75 Lightning 3.88
263 Spawn 10 $1.95 Image 3.82
264 Primer Bathory 2 $2.95 Comico 3.77
265 Tribal Force 1 $2.50 Mushroom 3.74
266 Starblazers 7 $2.95 Voyager 3.73
267 Eddie Campbell's Bacchus 16 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 3.73
268 Nira X Cyberangel 4 $2.75 Express 3.73
269 Vampire Girls California 1969 1-RE $2.95 Angus 3.71
270 Spunky Knight 4 $2.95 Fantagraphics 3.68
271 Hony Kong 0 $2.95 Blackout 3.66
272 Donna Mia 2 Deluxe $4.95 Dark Horse 3.65
273 Flintstones 15 $1.50 Archie 3.62
274 Widow Bound by Blood 1 $3.50 Ground Zero 3.51
275 Gold Digger 31 $2.95 Antarctic 3.41
276 Simpsons Comics & Stories 1 $2.95 Bongo 3.38
277 Oblivion II: A Rumble in Heaven 1 $2.95 Comico 3.33
278 Hellina Heart Thorns 2B $2.75 Lightning 3.31
279 Tug & Buster 5 $2.95 Art & Soul 3.17
280 Free Shattered Image Promo 5 $0.00 Image 3.15
281 Sinja Resurection 1A $3.00 Lightning 3.12
282 Kingdom of the Wicked 1 $2.95 Caliber 3.10
283 Age of Heroes 1 $2.95 Hall of Heroes 3.08
284 Knights of the Round Table 1 $2.95 Knight 3.07
285 No No UFO 1 $2.95 Antarctic 3.02
286 Calibrations 3 $0.99 Caliber 2.81
287 Sinja Resurection 1B $3.00 Lightning 2.70
288 Widow Bound by Blood 1 $3.50 Ground Zero 2.66
289 Naughty Bits 20 $2.95 Fantagraphics 2.66
290 Dreamcatcher 1 $2.95 Studionoir 2.66
291 Creep 1 $2.95 Caliber 2.58
292 Hilly Rose 7 $2.95 Astro 2.54
293 Gorgon 5 $2.95 Antarctic 2.49
294 Donna Mia 2-RE $3.95 Dark Horse 2.47
295 Luxura Convention Book 2 $5.00 Brainstorm 2.44
296 Robotech The Misfits 1 $2.95 Academy 2.44
297 Astonishing Moth 1 $2.95 Tekno 2.41
298 Free Jam Cover Strangers in Paradise Promo 1 $0.00 Homage 2.40
299 Babylon Crush 7 $3.95 Cry for Dawn 2.38
300 Daemonstorm Prologue 7 $0.99 Caliber 2.36
Top Trade Paperbacks (sales not reported)
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher
1 Purgatori Vampire's Myth $19.95 Chaos
2 DC vs. Marvel $12.95 DC
3 Amber Guns of Avalon $6.95 DC
4 Witchblade Collection Ed. Vol. 2 $4.95 Image
5 Star Wars Heir to the Epire $19.95 Dark Horse
6 Big Guy & Rusty The Boy Robot $14.95 Dark Horse
7 Superman Krisis of Krismon Kryptonite $12.95 DC
8 Madwoman of the Sacred Heart $12.95 Dark Horse
9 Rocketeer Cliff's NY Adventure $9.95 Dark Horse
10 Razor Uncut $10.00 London Night




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