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February 1997 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors
and Heroes World Distribution


Many publishers cut back considerably on offerings in this "dead quarter" month. Changes in distributor discount incentive targets this month also impacted sales volume.
    
Marvel announced on February 7 that it was shuttering Heroes World and returning to Diamond for its distribution as of April. The Distribution Wars were over, but there would be one more month of bifurcated distribution.

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 and all comics offered by Heroes World.
Items marked (resolicitation) were offered in an earlier month but never shipped; disregard any previously reported figure, as earlier orders were canceled when the books were resolicited.
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 TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
12Uncanny X-Men343$1.95Marvel171,418
23X-Men63$1.95Marvel171,056
34Fantastic Four6$1.95Marvel155,710
41WildC.A.T.S/X-Men1$4.50Image150,476
55Spawn59$1.95Image141,361
66Wolverine112$1.95Marvel140,141
77Iron Man6$1.95Marvel136,794
89Avengers6$1.95Marvel120,151
910Captain America6$1.95Marvel116,580
1012Generation X26$1.95Marvel111,691
1116Curse of the Spawn6$1.95Image106,745
1217X-Man26$1.95Marvel103,977
1318X-Force65$1.95Marvel100,955
1419X-Factor133$1.95Marvel99,805
158Gen1317$2.50Image98,549
1622Cable42$1.95Marvel92,413
1713Darkness3$2.50Image86,357
1815Witchblade12$2.50Image83,623
1927JLA4$1.95DC81,478
2028Excalibur108$1.95Marvel81,202
2130Amazing Spider-Man422$1.95Marvel79,471
2233Spider-Man79$1.95Marvel74,144
2334Incredible Hulk452$1.95Marvel73,879
2414Juggernaut1$2.99Marvel70,487
2537Spectacular Spider-Man245$1.95Marvel70,262
2625Gen13 Bootleg4$2.50Image68,523
2739Deadpool4$1.95Marvel67,966
2842Sensational Spider-Man15$1.95Marvel66,150
2920Thunderbolts1$2.99Marvel64,752
3047Batman541$1.95DC60,087
3124X-Files27$2.95Topps58,489
3235Darkchylde4$2.50Image55,520
3336WildC.A.T.S35$2.50Image54,841
3455Detective Comics708$1.95DC54,835
3556Superman122$1.95DC54,511
3657Supergirl8$1.95DC53,519
3759Action Comics732$1.95DC53,051
3860Adventures of Superman545$1.95DC52,774
3929Spider-Man: Dead Man's Hand$2.99Marvel52,429
4041The Tenth1$2.50Image52,204
4161Superman: The Man of Steel66$1.95DC52,059
4262Elektra6$1.95Marvel51,480
4331Batman: The Long Halloween5$2.95DC51,392
4451Batman/Wildcat1$2.25DC49,956
4532Lady Death: The Crucible3$2.95Chaos49,818
4664Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight93$1.95DC49,007
4745Preacher24$2.50DC48,358
4846DV85$2.50Image48,052
4948Unknown Soldier1$2.50DC46,856
5078Green Lantern85$1.75DC45,828
5138Star Wars: Golden Age of the Sith5$2.95Dark Horse45,552
5267Batman: Shadow of the Bat61$1.95DC45,522
5370Nightwing7$1.95DC44,945
5454Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol. 27$2.50Image43,833
5526X-Files Season One8$3.95Topps42,602
5673Robin40$1.95DC42,067
5743Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition2$2.95Dark Horse41,845
5876Catwoman44$1.95DC41,364
5989Flash124$1.75DC41,172
6044Shi12$2.95Crusade41,118
61152Untold Tales of Spider-Man20$.99Marvel38,707
6249Batman Chronicles8$2.95DC38,390
6350Wonder Woman120$2.95DC38,354
6483Silver Surfer127$1.95Marvel37,991
6552Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Warrior Princess4$2.95Dark Horse37,963
6665Cyberforce31$2.50Image37,921
6784Venom: On Trial2$1.95Marvel37,658
6840Prophet/Cable2$3.50Maximum37,326
6986Daredevil363$1.95Marvel37,177
7011Code of Honor3$5.95Marvel36,902
7153X-Men Lost Tales1$2.99Marvel36,732
7291What If96$1.95Marvel35,880
7392Journey into Mystery508$1.95Marvel35,796
7468Dreaming11$2.50DC35,223
7569Hellshock2$2.50Image35,139
7695Azrael28$1.95DC34,893
7758X-Men Lost Tales2$2.99Marvel34,827
7871Weapon Zero11$2.50Image34,322
7963Manga Shi 20001$2.95Crusade33,210
80102Teen Titans7$1.95DC32,639
8121Wolverine Encyclopedia3$5.95Marvel32,180
8277Wetworks26$2.50Image32,086
8388Starman29$2.25DC32,056
8479Mars Attacks the Image Universe3$2.50Image31,816
85105Superboy38$1.95DC31,113
8666Birds of Prey: Revolution$2.95DC31,017
87114Impulse24$1.75DC30,933
88172Professor X and the X-Men18$.99Marvel30,491
89117Aquaman31$1.75DC30,386
9096Hitman13$2.25DC29,929
9123X-Files: Afterflight$5.95Topps29,791
9299Shade1$2.25DC29,509
93110Star Trek: Voyager6$1.95Marvel28,938
9487Savage Dragon36$2.50Image28,860
95113Star Trek: Early Voyages3$1.95Marvel28,043
9693Books of Magic35$2.50DC27,790
9794The Untold Legend of Captain Marvel1$2.50Marvel27,740
98115Jack Kirby's Fourth World2$1.95DC27,700
99116Star Fleet Academy5$1.95Marvel27,366
10074Avengelyne10$2.99Maximum27,346
10175Avengelyne11$2.99Maximum27,298
102106Legion of Super-Heroes91$2.25DC26,961
10397Books of Faerie2$2.50DC26,811
10498Backlash29$2.50Image26,739
10585Strangers in Paradise Vol. 34$2.75Image26,661
106121Punisher18$1.95Marvel26,251
107100House of Secrets7$2.50DC26,168
108101Grifter8$2.50Image25,615
109109Legionnaires47$2.25DC25,489
110129Ghost Rider84$1.95Marvel25,361
111103Wildstorm Spotlight1$2.50Image25,219
112104Stormwatch45$2.50Image24,966
11382Avengelyne: Armageddon3$2.99Maximum24,942
114156Marvel Adventures1$1.50Marvel24,930
115141Superman Adventures6$1.75DC24,311
11690Crow: Waking Nightmares2$2.95Kitchen Sink24,239
117135Star Trek: Deep Space Nine6$1.95Marvel23,807
118145Batman & Robin Adventures17$1.75DC23,710
119195Uncanny Origins8$.99Marvel23,485
120138Superboy & The Ravers8$1.95DC22,749
121123Hellblazer112$2.25DC22,461
122111Savage Dragon Red Horizon1$2.50Image22,376
123127Simpsons Comics29$2.25Bongo22,094
1241122099 World of Tomorrow8$2.50Marvel22,004
125157Power of Shazam!25$1.75DC21,103
126118Shadowman4$2.50Acclaim21,091
127131Lobo38$2.25DC21,091
128119Wynonna Earp3$2.50Image20,832
129120Invisibles Vol. 23$2.50DC20,754
130122Spectre52$2.50DC20,297
131125Siege2$2.50Image20,099
132107Marvel Valentines Special1$2.99Marvel20,035
133128Sandman Mystery Theatre49$2.50DC19,835
134130X-O Manowar5$2.50Acclaim19,558
135108Mars Attacks The Savage Dragon3$2.95Topps19,462
136140Green Arrow119$2.25DC18,957
13780Eternal Warriors1$3.95Acclaim18,921
138158Sovereign Seven21$1.95DC18,909
139133Glory20$2.50Maximum18,669
140134Predator: Kindred3$2.50Dark Horse18,603
141137Supreme46$2.50Maximum17,780
14272BWS: Storyteller5$4.95Dark Horse17,299
143124Ash Files$2.95Event17,131
144166Steel37$1.95DC17,107
145139Ghost22$2.50Dark Horse17,077
146142Shaft1$2.50Maximum16,890
147126Vampirella Lives (Graveyard Edition)3$2.95Harris16,878
148155Challengers of the Unknown3$2.25DC16,692
149146Magnus Robot Fighter2$2.50Acclaim16,001
150150Black Lamb6$2.50DC15,701
151184Aztek The Ultimate Man9$1.75DC15,202
152175Essential Vertigo: The Sandman9$1.95DC14,902
153143Vampirella Lives (Model Photo Edition)3$2.95Harris14,169
154165Quantum & Woody1$2.50Acclaim13,796
155147Drakuun: Rise of the Dragon Princess1$2.95Dark Horse13,550
156148Seekers into the Mystery15$2.95DC13,417
157149Warrior Nun Black and White1$2.95Antarctic13,405
158173Book of Fate3$2.25DC13,291
159151Dark Horse Presents118$2.95Dark Horse13,183
160168Poison Elves21$2.50Sirius13,075
161169Ninjak4$2.50Acclaim13,015
162153Roel1$2.95Sirius12,937
163154Cybrid1$2.99Maximum12,708
164190Evil Ernie5$1.95Chaos12,522
165159Brave1$2.95Dark Horse12,468
166160Oh My Goddess: Trials of Morisato2$2.95Dark Horse12,252
167170Troublemakers3$2.50Acclaim12,234
16881Elfquest9$3.95Warp12,138
169161Gunsmith Cats: The Return of Gray7$2.95Dark Horse12,138
170162Satanika7$2.95Verotik11,909
171163Ranma 1/2 Part Six3$2.95Viz11,825
172174Cabbot: Bloodhunter2$2.50Maximum11,711
173164Battlestar Galactica Compendium1$2.99Maximum11,603
174136Full Metal Fiction1$3.95London Night11,429
175177Vampirella Silver Bad2$2.50Harris11,242
176167Bone16$2.95Image11,110
177180Vampirella Silver Good2$2.50Harris11,068
178181Quantum Leap2$2.50Acclaim11,056
179183Brainbanx2$2.50DC10,888
180192Cerebus215$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim10,780
181194Night Force5$2.25DC10,371
182171Tarzan8$2.95Dark Horse10,245
183187Time Breakers4$2.50DC10,155
184176Shotgun Mary Blood Lore1$2.95Antarctic9,842
185191Cyberella8$2.50DC9,728
186132Wingbird Igrat X$4.95Verotik9,548
187178Species: Human Race4$2.95Dark Horse9,518
188216Pinky and the Brain10$1.75DC9,434
189182Dark Horse Monsters1$2.95Dark Horse9,265
190209Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing6$1.95DC9,127
191185Ge Rouge1$2.95Verotik8,923
192211Spawn Bible (reoffered)1$1.95Image8,905
193186Usagi Yojimbo10$2.95Dark Horse8,755
194144Venus Domina Candelmass Eve$4.95Verotik8,388
195188Battle Angel Alita Part Seven5$2.95Viz8,292
196189Dark Horse Classics: Aliens vs. Predator1$2.95Dark Horse8,280
197193Asylum12$2.99Maximum8,082
198201Vermillion7$2.50DC8,052
199247Sabrina the Teenage Witch1$1.50Archie7,931
200196Heretic4$2.95Dark Horse7,871
201231Animaniacs24$1.75DC7,745
202197Power Rangers Zeo/Youngblood1$2.99Maximum7,739
203198Chronowar7$2.95Dark Horse7,559
204199Kabuki: Skin Deep (Ross)2$2.95Caliber7,481
205212Scare Tactics5$2.25DC7,433
206214Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger10$2.25Big7,343
207282Penny Pincher1$.99Gladstone7,271
208228Uncle Scrooge Adventures46$1.95Gladstone7,192
209210Gemini Blood8$2.50DC6,952
210202New Bondage Fairies4$2.95Fantagraphics6,778
211235Donald Duck302$1.95Gladstone6,670
212204Cavewoman6$2.95Caliber6,399
213205Lords of Misrule2$2.95Dark Horse6,261
214206No Need for Tenchi Part Two4$2.95Viz6,261
215218A Clueless Valentine1$2.50Marvel6,188
216208Real Adventures of Jonny Quest6$2.95Dark Horse6,171
217270Sonic the Hedgehog46$1.50Archie5,907
218200Gay Comics24$3.50Gay5,877
219225Icon44$2.50DC5,720
220213Lillith Demon Princess3$2.95Antarctic5,612
221215Maison Ikkoku Part Six7$2.95Viz5,600
222217Steve Ditko's Strange Avenging Tales1$2.95Fantagraphics5,558
223179Death of Vampirella (Ltd. Memorial Ed.)1$5.00Harris5,546
224230Vault of Horror19$2.50Gemstone5,516
225262Pitt (reoffered)3$1.95Full Bleed5,330
226234Weird Fantasy19$2.50Gemstone5,234
227221La Blue Girl8$2.95CPM4,963
228203Hardware50$3.95DC4,945
229222Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Quesada cover)1$2.95Event4,945
230244Classic Star Wars: Vandelheim Mission1$2.50Dark Horse4,891
231224Elflord2$2.95Warp4,861
232226Armed & Dangerous: Irish Eyes3$2.95Acclaim4,843
233284Archie459$1.50Archie4,771
234227Hepcats3$2.95Antarctic4,765
235219Tad Williams' Mirrorworld Rain0$3.25Big4,759
236229Kabuki: Skin Deep (Mack)2$2.95Caliber4,747
237248Cyberfrog2$2.50Harris4,723
238288Knuckles The Dark Legion2$1.50Archie4,615
239251Two-Fisted Tales19$2.50Gemstone4,585
240360Free Eternal Warriors1$.00Acclaim4,580
241343Static46$2.50DC4,573
242253Pulp Fiction1$2.50A List4,501
243292Cheryl Blossom2$1.50Archie4,488
244233Return of Lum Part Three10$2.95Viz4,440
245294Betty and Veronica111$1.50Archie4,398
246236Sexcapades3$2.95Fantagraphics4,368
247238Luftwaffe 1945 Special: Triebflugel$2.95Antarctic4,326
248239Donna Mia3$3.00Avatar4,236
249240Kaos Moon3$2.95Caliber4,200
250260Goblin Lord3$2.50Goblin4,194
251242Misty Girl Extreme2$2.95Fantagraphics4,164
252246Bio Booster Armor Guyver Part Six3$2.95Viz4,104
253296Betty49$1.50Archie4,098
254400Free Wizard Star Wars Ace Edition67$.00Wizard4,030
255298Veronica63$1.50Archie3,984
256252Gold Digger34$2.95Antarctic3,846
257220Lori Lovecraft1$3.95Caliber3,767
258207Manga Vizion Vol. 32$4.95Viz3,707
259254Star Blazers10$2.95Argo3,701
260255Reality Check6$2.95Sirius3,695
261306Yogi Bear1$1.50Archie3,677
262269Akiko12$2.50Sirius3,665
263258Eddie Campbell's Bacchus22$2.95Eddie Campbell3,659
264223Frank2$3.95Fantagraphics3,647
265285Pitt (reoffered)4$1.95Full Bleed3,635
266309Betty & Veronica Spectacular23$1.50Archie3,599
267261One Pound Gospel Part Two2$2.95Viz3,545
268263Fist of the North Star Part Four3$2.95Viz3,467
269264Vamperotica24$2.95Brainstorm3,443
270425Free Quantum and Woody1$.00Acclaim3,415
271249Sanctuary Part Five12$3.50Viz3,371
272319Scooby Doo20$1.50Archie3,371
273265Monkeyman & O'Brien Special$2.95Dark Horse3,341
274250Melty Feeling4$3.50Antarctic3,299
275329Pitt (reoffered)0.5$1.50Full Bleed3,251
276274Wandering Star21$2.50Sirius3,197
277266Elementals: Vampire's Revenge3$2.95Comico3,185
278267Vamperotica24$2.95Brainstorm3,137
279268Vampfire: Erotic Echo2$2.95Brainstorm3,125
280245Elementals Hot Bikini Valentine Edition1$3.95Comico3,088
281336Jughead92$1.50Archie3,076
282271Archie's Double Digest92$2.75Archie3,028
283256Daemonstorm Deadworld$3.95Caliber2,752
284314Pitt (reoffered)8$1.95Full Bleed2,728
285272Nikki Blade Forever Nikki0$3.00High Impact2,728
286273War of the Worlds4$2.95Caliber2,716
287280Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest25$2.75Archie2,704
288291Demongate10$2.50Sirius2,698
289276Johnny the Homicidal Maniac3$2.95Slave Labor2,662
290232Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide$4.99Acclaim2,650
291335Archie Andrews Where Are You? Digest110$1.79Archie2,632
292277Furies0$3.00Avatar2,614
293320Pitt (reoffered)9$1.95Full Bleed2,590
294278Vampfire: Erotic Echo2$2.95Brainstorm2,572
295237Moby Dick Study Guide$4.99Acclaim2,560
296279Esc No Exit2$2.95Comico2,530
297337Jughead with Archie Digest133$1.79Archie2,524
298339Laugh Digest134$1.79Archie2,494
299330Pitt (reoffered)6$1.95Full Bleed2,494
300289Snowman 19443A$2.75Entity2,488
301241Great Expectations Study Guide$4.99Acclaim2,470
302243Prince and the Pauper Study Guide$4.99Acclaim2,458
303283Dee Vee1$2.95Dee Vee2,440
304333Pitt (reoffered)10$1.95Full Bleed2,440
305334Pitt (reoffered)7$1.95Full Bleed2,440
306338Pitt (reoffered)11$1.95Full Bleed2,307
307290Strangehaven6$2.95Abiogenesis2,301
308275Fangs of the Widow10$3.50Ground Zero2,247
309293Spectacles1$2.95Alternative2,241
310342Flintstones21$1.50Archie2,223
311295Addam Omega1$2.95Antarctic2,217
312340Pitt (reoffered)2$1.95Full Bleed2,205
313297Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Conner cover)1$2.95Event2,079
314286Snowman 19443B$3.50Entity2,019
315299ESPers6$2.95Halloween2,001
316328Pitt in the Blood (reoffered)6$2.50Full Bleed1,953
317300Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Cebollero cover)1$2.95Event1,947
318311Milk & Cheese (7th printing)1$2.75Slave Labor1,947
319301No No Ufo1$2.95Antarctic1,941
320302Strange Attractors Moon Fever1$2.95Caliber1,911
321332Elvira46$2.50Claypool1,905
322303Kingdom of the Wicked4$2.95Caliber1,899
323304Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Parker)1$2.95Event1,881
324305Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Decarlo cover)1$2.95Event1,881
325281Furrlough50$3.95Antarctic1,863
326307Minimum Wage Vol. 26$2.95Fantagraphics1,863
327308Shi: Senryaku (reoffered)2$2.95Crusade1,845
328310Wartblade2A$2.95Lightning1,827
329257Blue Loco1$5.95Kitchen Sink1,815
330312Exit Epilogue1$2.95Caliber1,815
331313Angel Girl1$2.95Angel1,809
332259Zero Zero16$5.95Fantagraphics1,797
333287Negative Burn44$3.95Caliber1,767
334315Twilight1$3.00Avatar1,743
335316Naked Angels: Angels Unclothed0$2.95Angel1,737
336318Lust for Life1$2.95Slave Labor1,718
337321Come Again1$2.95Fantagraphics1,712
338322Mister Blank1$2.95Slave Labor1,706
339323Nira X Anime1A$2.95Entity1,700
340317Harpy Prize of the Overlord2$3.00Ground Zero1,694
341324Bondage Girls at War6$2.95Fantagraphics1,688
342325Carnal Comics: Jasmin St. Clair1$2.95Re-Visionary1,688
343341Too Much Coffee Man (reoffered)1$2.50Adhesive1,682
344326Dreamwalker2$2.95Caliber1,670
345327Code Name Scorpio3$2.95Antarctic1,664
346331Judgement Pawns1$2.95Antarctic1,640

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February 1997 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Graphic Novels Preordered by North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.
Marvel titles are not included in the list.

The links lead to details about each title on Amazon. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

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Marvel did not report graphic novel sales.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12Star Wars: Dark Forces$24.95Dark Horsen/a
21Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Special Edition$9.95Dark Horsen/a
34Starman: Night and Day$14.95DCn/a
46Books of Magic: Reckonings$12.95DCn/a
510Dominion Conflict Vol. 1: No More Noise$14.95Dark Horsen/a
63Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #611$6.95Gladstonen/a
717Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 12$18.95Fantagraphicsn/a
89Wonder Woman: Second Genesis$9.95DCn/a
915Scud: Programmed for Damage$14.95Firemann/a
105Exotics$7.95Dark Horsen/a