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February 1997 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors and Heroes World Distribution


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Uncanny X-Men 343 $1.95 Marvel 171,418
2 X-Men 63 $1.95 Marvel 171,056
3 Fantastic Four 6 $1.95 Marvel 155,710
4 WildC.A.T.S/X-Men 1 $4.50 Image 150,476
5 Spawn 59 $1.95 Image 141,361
6 Wolverine 112 $1.95 Marvel 140,141
7 Iron Man 6 $1.95 Marvel 136,794
8 Avengers 6 $1.95 Marvel 120,151
9 Captain America 6 $1.95 Marvel 116,580
10 Generation X 26 $1.95 Marvel 111,691
11 Curse of the Spawn 6 $1.95 Image 106,745
12 X-Man 26 $1.95 Marvel 103,977
13 X-Force 65 $1.95 Marvel 100,955
14 X-Factor 133 $1.95 Marvel 99,805
15 Gen13 17 $2.50 Image 98,549
16 Cable 42 $1.95 Marvel 92,413
17 Darkness 3 $2.50 Image 86,357
18 Witchblade 12 $2.50 Image 83,623
19 JLA 4 $1.95 DC 81,478
20 Excalibur 108 $1.95 Marvel 81,202
21 Amazing Spider-Man 422 $1.95 Marvel 79,471
22 Spider-Man 79 $1.95 Marvel 74,144
23 Incredible Hulk 452 $1.95 Marvel 73,879
24 Juggernaut 1 $2.99 Marvel 70,487
25 Spectacular Spider-Man 245 $1.95 Marvel 70,262
26 Gen13 Bootleg 4 $2.50 Image 68,523
27 Deadpool 4 $1.95 Marvel 67,966
28 Sensational Spider-Man 15 $1.95 Marvel 66,150
29 Thunderbolts 1 $2.99 Marvel 64,752
30 Batman 541 $1.95 DC 60,087
31 X-Files 27 $2.95 Topps 58,489
32 Darkchylde 4 $2.50 Image 55,520
33 WildC.A.T.S 35 $2.50 Image 54,841
34 Detective Comics 708 $1.95 DC 54,835
35 Superman 122 $1.95 DC 54,511
36 Supergirl 8 $1.95 DC 53,519
37 Action Comics 732 $1.95 DC 53,051
38 Adventures of Superman 545 $1.95 DC 52,774
39 Spider-Man: Dead Man's Hand $2.99 Marvel 52,429
40 The Tenth 1 $2.50 Image 52,204
41 Superman: The Man of Steel 66 $1.95 DC 52,059
42 Elektra 6 $1.95 Marvel 51,480
43 Batman: The Long Halloween 5 $2.95 DC 51,392
44 Batman/Wildcat 1 $2.25 DC 49,956
45 Lady Death: The Crucible 3 $2.95 Chaos 49,818
46 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 93 $1.95 DC 49,007
47 Preacher 24 $2.50 DC 48,358
48 DV8 5 $2.50 Image 48,052
49 Unknown Soldier 1 $2.50 DC 46,856
50 Green Lantern 85 $1.75 DC 45,828
51 Star Wars: Golden Age of the Sith 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 45,552
52 Batman: Shadow of the Bat 61 $1.95 DC 45,522
53 Nightwing 7 $1.95 DC 44,945
54 Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol. 2 7 $2.50 Image 43,833
55 X-Files Season One 8 $3.95 Topps 42,602
56 Robin 40 $1.95 DC 42,067
57 Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 41,845
58 Catwoman 44 $1.95 DC 41,364
59 Flash 124 $1.75 DC 41,172
60 Shi 12 $2.95 Crusade 41,118
61 Untold Tales of Spider-Man 20 $0.99 Marvel 38,707
62 Batman Chronicles 8 $2.95 DC 38,390
63 Wonder Woman 120 $2.95 DC 38,354
64 Silver Surfer 127 $1.95 Marvel 37,991
65 Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Warrior Princess 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 37,963
66 Cyberforce 31 $2.50 Image 37,921
67 Venom: On Trial 2 $1.95 Marvel 37,658
68 Prophet/Cable 2 $3.50 Maximum 37,326
69 Daredevil 363 $1.95 Marvel 37,177
70 Code of Honor 3 $5.95 Marvel 36,902
71 X-Men Lost Tales 1 $2.99 Marvel 36,732
72 What If 96 $1.95 Marvel 35,880
73 Journey into Mystery 508 $1.95 Marvel 35,796
74 Dreaming 11 $2.50 DC 35,223
75 Hellshock 2 $2.50 Image 35,139
76 Azrael 28 $1.95 DC 34,893
77 X-Men Lost Tales 2 $2.99 Marvel 34,827
78 Weapon Zero 11 $2.50 Image 34,322
79 Manga Shi 2000 1 $2.95 Crusade 33,210
80 Teen Titans 7 $1.95 DC 32,639
81 Wolverine Encyclopedia 3 $5.95 Marvel 32,180
82 Wetworks 26 $2.50 Image 32,086
83 Starman 29 $2.25 DC 32,056
84 Mars Attacks the Image Universe 3 $2.50 Image 31,816
85 Superboy 38 $1.95 DC 31,113
86 Birds of Prey: Revolution $2.95 DC 31,017
87 Impulse 24 $1.75 DC 30,933
88 Professor X and the X-Men 18 $0.99 Marvel 30,491
89 Aquaman 31 $1.75 DC 30,386
90 Hitman 13 $2.25 DC 29,929
91 X-Files: Afterflight $5.95 Topps 29,791
92 Shade 1 $2.25 DC 29,509
93 Star Trek: Voyager 6 $1.95 Marvel 28,938
94 Savage Dragon 36 $2.50 Image 28,860
95 Star Trek: Early Voyages 3 $1.95 Marvel 28,043
96 Books of Magic 35 $2.50 DC 27,790
97 The Untold Legend of Captain Marvel 1 $2.50 Marvel 27,740
98 Jack Kirby's Fourth World 2 $1.95 DC 27,700
99 Star Fleet Academy 5 $1.95 Marvel 27,366
100 Avengelyne 10 $2.99 Maximum 27,346
101 Avengelyne 11 $2.99 Maximum 27,298
102 Legion of Super-Heroes 91 $2.25 DC 26,961
103 Books of Faerie 2 $2.50 DC 26,811
104 Backlash 29 $2.50 Image 26,739
105 Strangers in Paradise Vol. 3 4 $2.75 Image 26,661
106 Punisher 18 $1.95 Marvel 26,251
107 House of Secrets 7 $2.50 DC 26,168
108 Grifter 8 $2.50 Image 25,615
109 Legionnaires 47 $2.25 DC 25,489
110 Ghost Rider 84 $1.95 Marvel 25,361
111 Wildstorm Spotlight 1 $2.50 Image 25,219
112 Stormwatch 45 $2.50 Image 24,966
113 Avengelyne: Armageddon 3 $2.99 Maximum 24,942
114 Marvel Adventures 1 $1.50 Marvel 24,930
115 Superman Adventures 6 $1.75 DC 24,311
116 Crow: Waking Nightmares 2 $2.95 Kitchen Sink 24,239
117 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 6 $1.95 Marvel 23,807
118 Batman & Robin Adventures 17 $1.75 DC 23,710
119 Uncanny Origins 8 $0.99 Marvel 23,485
120 Superboy & The Ravers 8 $1.95 DC 22,749
121 Hellblazer 112 $2.25 DC 22,461
122 Savage Dragon Red Horizon 1 $2.50 Image 22,376
123 Simpsons Comics 29 $2.25 Bongo 22,094
124 2099 World of Tomorrow 8 $2.50 Marvel 22,004
125 Power of Shazam! 25 $1.75 DC 21,103
126 Shadowman 4 $2.50 Acclaim 21,091
127 Lobo 38 $2.25 DC 21,091
128 Wynonna Earp 3 $2.50 Image 20,832
129 Invisibles Vol. 2 3 $2.50 DC 20,754
130 Spectre 52 $2.50 DC 20,297
131 Siege 2 $2.50 Image 20,099
132 Marvel Valentines Special 1 $2.99 Marvel 20,035
133 Sandman Mystery Theatre 49 $2.50 DC 19,835
134 X-O Manowar 5 $2.50 Acclaim 19,558
135 Mars Attacks The Savage Dragon 3 $2.95 Topps 19,462
136 Green Arrow 119 $2.25 DC 18,957
137 Eternal Warriors 1 $3.95 Acclaim 18,921
138 Sovereign Seven 21 $1.95 DC 18,909
139 Glory 20 $2.50 Maximum 18,669
140 Predator: Kindred 3 $2.50 Dark Horse 18,603
141 Supreme 46 $2.50 Maximum 17,780
142 BWS: Storyteller 5 $4.95 Dark Horse 17,299
143 Ash Files $2.95 Event 17,131
144 Steel 37 $1.95 DC 17,107
145 Ghost 22 $2.50 Dark Horse 17,077
146 Shaft 1 $2.50 Maximum 16,890
147 Vampirella Lives (Graveyard Edition) 3 $2.95 Harris 16,878
148 Challengers of the Unknown 3 $2.25 DC 16,692
149 Magnus Robot Fighter 2 $2.50 Acclaim 16,001
150 Black Lamb 6 $2.50 DC 15,701
151 Aztek The Ultimate Man 9 $1.75 DC 15,202
152 Essential Vertigo: The Sandman 9 $1.95 DC 14,902
153 Vampirella Lives (Model Photo Edition) 3 $2.95 Harris 14,169
154 Quantum & Woody 1 $2.50 Acclaim 13,796
155 Drakuun: Rise of the Dragon Princess 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,550
156 Seekers into the Mystery 15 $2.95 DC 13,417
157 Warrior Nun Black and White 1 $2.95 Antarctic 13,405
158 Book of Fate 3 $2.25 DC 13,291
159 Dark Horse Presents 118 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,183
160 Poison Elves 21 $2.50 Sirius 13,075
161 Ninjak 4 $2.50 Acclaim 13,015
162 Roel 1 $2.95 Sirius 12,937
163 Cybrid 1 $2.99 Maximum 12,708
164 Evil Ernie 5 $1.95 Chaos 12,522
165 Brave 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,468
166 Oh My Goddess: Trials of Morisato 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,252
167 Troublemakers 3 $2.50 Acclaim 12,234
168 Elfquest 9 $3.95 Warp 12,138
169 Gunsmith Cats: The Return of Gray 7 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,138
170 Satanika 7 $2.95 Verotik 11,909
171 Ranma 1/2 Part Six 3 $2.95 Viz 11,825
172 Cabbot: Bloodhunter 2 $2.50 Maximum 11,711
173 Battlestar Galactica Compendium 1 $2.99 Maximum 11,603
174 Full Metal Fiction 1 $3.95 London Night 11,429
175 Vampirella Silver Bad 2 $2.50 Harris 11,242
176 Bone 16 $2.95 Image 11,110
177 Vampirella Silver Good 2 $2.50 Harris 11,068
178 Quantum Leap 2 $2.50 Acclaim 11,056
179 Brainbanx 2 $2.50 DC 10,888
180 Cerebus 215 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 10,780
181 Night Force 5 $2.25 DC 10,371
182 Tarzan 8 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,245
183 Time Breakers 4 $2.50 DC 10,155
184 Shotgun Mary Blood Lore 1 $2.95 Antarctic 9,842
185 Cyberella 8 $2.50 DC 9,728
186 Wingbird Igrat X $4.95 Verotik 9,548
187 Species: Human Race 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,518
188 Pinky and the Brain 10 $1.75 DC 9,434
189 Dark Horse Monsters 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,265
190 Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing 6 $1.95 DC 9,127
191 Ge Rouge 1 $2.95 Verotik 8,923
192 Spawn Bible (O/A) 1 $1.95 Image 8,905
193 Usagi Yojimbo 10 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,755
194 Venus Domina Candelmass Eve $4.95 Verotik 8,388
195 Battle Angel Alita Part Seven 5 $2.95 Viz 8,292
196 Dark Horse Classics: Aliens vs. Predator 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,280
197 Asylum 12 $2.99 Maximum 8,082
198 Vermillion 7 $2.50 DC 8,052
199 Sabrina the Teenage Witch 1 $1.50 Archie 7,931
200 Heretic 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,871
201 Animaniacs 24 $1.75 DC 7,745
202 Power Rangers Zeo/Youngblood 1 $2.99 Maximum 7,739
203 Chronowar 7 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,559
204 Kabuki: Skin Deep (Ross) 2 $2.95 Caliber 7,481
205 Scare Tactics 5 $2.25 DC 7,433
206 Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger 10 $2.25 Big 7,343
207 Penny Pincher 1 $0.99 Gladstone 7,271
208 Uncle Scrooge Adventures 46 $1.95 Gladstone 7,192
209 Gemini Blood 8 $2.50 DC 6,952
210 New Bondage Fairies 4 $2.95 Fantagraphics 6,778
211 Donald Duck 302 $1.95 Gladstone 6,670
212 Cavewoman 6 $2.95 Caliber 6,399
213 Lords of Misrule 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,261
214 No Need for Tenchi Part Two 4 $2.95 Viz 6,261
215 A Clueless Valentine 1 $2.50 Marvel 6,188
216 Real Adventures of Jonny Quest 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,171
217 Sonic the Hedgehog 46 $1.50 Archie 5,907
218 Gay Comics 24 $3.50 Gay 5,877
219 Icon 44 $2.50 DC 5,720
220 Lillith Demon Princess 3 $2.95 Antarctic 5,612
221 Maison Ikkoku Part Six 7 $2.95 Viz 5,600
222 Steve Ditko's Strange Avenging Tales 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics 5,558
223 Death of Vampirella (Ltd. Memorial Ed.) 1 $5.00 Harris 5,546
224 Vault of Horror 19 $2.50 Gemstone 5,516
225 Pitt (O/A) 3 $1.95 Full Bleed 5,330
226 Weird Fantasy 19 $2.50 Gemstone 5,234
227 La Blue Girl 8 $2.95 CPM 4,963
228 Hardware 50 $3.95 DC 4,945
229 Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Quesada cover) 1 $2.95 Event 4,945
230 Classic Star Wars: Vandelheim Mission 1 $2.50 Dark Horse 4,891
231 Elflord 2 $2.95 Warp 4,861
232 Armed & Dangerous: Irish Eyes 3 $2.95 Acclaim 4,843
233 Archie 459 $1.50 Archie 4,771
234 Hepcats 3 $2.95 Antarctic 4,765
235 Tad Williams' Mirrorworld Rain 0 $3.25 Big 4,759
236 Kabuki: Skin Deep (Mack) 2 $2.95 Caliber 4,747
237 Cyberfrog 2 $2.50 Harris 4,723
238 Knuckles The Dark Legion 2 $1.50 Archie 4,615
239 Two-Fisted Tales 19 $2.50 Gemstone 4,585
240 Static 46 $2.50 DC 4,573
241 Pulp Fiction 1 $2.50 A List 4,501
242 Cheryl Blossom 2 $1.50 Archie 4,488
243 Return of Lum Part Three 10 $2.95 Viz 4,440
244 Betty and Veronica 111 $1.50 Archie 4,398
245 Sexcapades 3 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,368
246 Luftwaffe 1945 Special: Triebflugel $2.95 Antarctic 4,326
247 Donna Mia 3 $3.00 Avatar 4,236
248 Kaos Moon 3 $2.95 Caliber 4,200
249 Goblin Lord 3 $2.50 Goblin 4,194
250 Misty Girl Extreme 2 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,164
251 Bio Booster Armor Guyver Part Six 3 $2.95 Viz 4,104
252 Betty 49 $1.50 Archie 4,098
253 Veronica 63 $1.50 Archie 3,984
254 Gold Digger 34 $2.95 Antarctic 3,846
255 Lori Lovecraft 1 $3.95 Caliber 3,767
256 Manga Vizion Vol. 3 2 $4.95 Viz 3,707
257 Star Blazers 10 $2.95 Argo 3,701
258 Reality Check 6 $2.95 Sirius 3,695
259 Yogi Bear 1 $1.50 Archie 3,677
260 Akiko 12 $2.50 Sirius 3,665
261 Eddie Campbell's Bacchus 22 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 3,659
262 Frank 2 $3.95 Fantagraphics 3,647
263 Pitt (O/A) 4 $1.95 Full Bleed 3,635
264 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 23 $1.50 Archie 3,599
265 One Pound Gospel Part Two 2 $2.95 Viz 3,545
266 Fist of the North Star Part Four 3 $2.95 Viz 3,467
267 Vamperotica 24 $2.95 Brainstorm 3,443
268 Sanctuary Part Five 12 $3.50 Viz 3,371
269 Scooby Doo 20 $1.50 Archie 3,371
270 Monkeyman & O'Brien Special $2.95 Dark Horse 3,341
271 Melty Feeling 4 $3.50 Antarctic 3,299
272 Pitt (O/A) 0.5 $1.50 Full Bleed 3,251
273 Wandering Star 21 $2.50 Sirius 3,197
274 Elementals: Vampire's Revenge 3 $2.95 Comico 3,185
275 Vamperotica 24 $2.95 Brainstorm 3,137
276 Vampfire: Erotic Echo 2 $2.95 Brainstorm 3,125
277 Elementals Hot Bikini Valentine Edition 1 $3.95 Comico 3,088
278 Jughead 92 $1.50 Archie 3,076
279 Archie's Double Digest 92 $2.75 Archie 3,028
280 Daemonstorm Deadworld $3.95 Caliber 2,752
281 Pitt (O/A) 8 $1.95 Full Bleed 2,728
282 Nikki Blade Forever Nikki 0 $3.00 High Impact 2,728
283 War of the Worlds 4 $2.95 Caliber 2,716
284 Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest 25 $2.75 Archie 2,704
285 Demongate 10 $2.50 Sirius 2,698
286 Johnny the Homicidal Maniac 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,662
287 Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide $4.99 Acclaim 2,650
288 Archie Andrews Where Are You? Digest 110 $1.79 Archie 2,632
289 Furies 0 $3.00 Avatar 2,614
290 Pitt (O/A) 9 $1.95 Full Bleed 2,590
291 Vampfire: Erotic Echo 2 $2.95 Brainstorm 2,572
292 Moby Dick Study Guide $4.99 Acclaim 2,560
293 Esc No Exit 2 $2.95 Comico 2,530
294 Jughead with Archie Digest 133 $1.79 Archie 2,524
295 Laugh Digest 134 $1.79 Archie 2,494
296 Pitt (O/A) 6 $1.95 Full Bleed 2,494
297 Snowman 1944 3A $2.75 Entity 2,488
298 Great Expectations Study Guide $4.99 Acclaim 2,470
299 Prince and the Pauper Study Guide $4.99 Acclaim 2,458
300 Dee Vee 1 $2.95 Dee Vee 2,440
301 Pitt (O/A) 10 $1.95 Full Bleed 2,440
302 Pitt (O/A) 7 $1.95 Full Bleed 2,440
303 Pitt (O/A) 11 $1.95 Full Bleed 2,307
304 Strangehaven 6 $2.95 Abiogenesis 2,301
305 Fangs of the Widow 10 $3.50 Ground Zero 2,247
306 Spectacles 1 $2.95 Alternative 2,241
307 Flintstones 21 $1.50 Archie 2,223
308 Addam Omega 1 $2.95 Antarctic 2,217
309 Pitt (O/A) 2 $1.95 Full Bleed 2,205
310 Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Conner cover) 1 $2.95 Event 2,079
311 Snowman 1944 3B $3.50 Entity 2,019
312 ESPers 6 $2.95 Halloween 2,001
313 Pitt in the Blood (O/A) 6 $2.50 Full Bleed 1,953
314 Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Cebollero cover) 1 $2.95 Event 1,947
315 Milk & Cheese (7th printing) 1 $2.75 Slave Labor 1,947
316 No No Ufo 1 $2.95 Antarctic 1,941
317 Strange Attractors Moon Fever 1 $2.95 Caliber 1,911
318 Elvira 46 $2.50 Claypool 1,905
319 Kingdom of the Wicked 4 $2.95 Caliber 1,899
320 Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Parker) 1 $2.95 Event 1,881
321 Legends of Kid Death and Fluffy (Decarlo cover) 1 $2.95 Event 1,881
322 Furrlough 50 $3.95 Antarctic 1,863
323 Minimum Wage Vol. 2 6 $2.95 Fantagraphics 1,863
324 Shi: Senryaku (O/A) 2 $2.95 Crusade 1,845
325 Wartblade 2A $2.95 Lightning 1,827
326 Blue Loco 1 $5.95 Kitchen Sink 1,815
327 Exit Epilogue 1 $2.95 Caliber 1,815
328 Angel Girl 1 $2.95 Angel 1,809
329 Zero Zero 16 $5.95 Fantagraphics 1,797
330 Negative Burn 44 $3.95 Caliber 1,767
331 Twilight 1 $3.00 Avatar 1,743
332 Naked Angels: Angels Unclothed 0 $2.95 Angel 1,737
333 Lust for Life 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,718
334 Come Again 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics 1,712
335 Mister Blank 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,706
336 Nira X Anime 1A $2.95 Entity 1,700
337 Harpy Prize of the Overlord 2 $3.00 Ground Zero 1,694
338 Bondage Girls at War 6 $2.95 Fantagraphics 1,688
339 Carnal Comics: Jasmin St. Clair 1 $2.95 Re-Visionary 1,688
340 Too Much Coffee Man (O/A) 1 $2.50 Adhesive 1,682
341 Dreamwalker 2 $2.95 Caliber 1,670
342 Code Name Scorpio 3 $2.95 Antarctic 1,664
343 Judgement Pawns 1 $2.95 Antarctic 1,640




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