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March 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 Superman (Collector's Edition) 123 $1.95 DC 213,481
2 Uncanny X-Men 344 $1.95 Marvel 175,306
3 X-Men 64 $1.95 Marvel 172,821
4 Fantastic Four 7 $1.95 Marvel 153,457
5 Spawn 60 $1.95 Image 140,759
6 Wolverine 113 $1.95 Marvel 137,261
7 Iron Man 7 $1.95 Marvel 133,706
8 Avengers 7 $1.95 Marvel 118,560
9 X-Men '97 $2.99 Marvel 115,704
10 Generation X 27 $1.95 Marvel 111,830
11 Captain America 7 $1.95 Marvel 109,134
12 X-Man 27 $1.95 Marvel 104,349
13 Adventures of Superman 546 $1.95 DC 100,614
14 X-Factor 134 $1.95 Marvel 98,816
15 X-Force 66 $1.95 Marvel 98,421
16 Curse of the Spawn 7 $1.95 Image 98,257
17 Action Comics 733 $1.95 DC 96,929
18 Witchblade 13 $2.50 Image 90,928
19 Cable 43 $1.95 Marvel 90,306
20 Superman: The Man of Steel 67 $1.95 DC 88,415
21 Darkness 4 $2.50 Image 87,835
22 JLA 5 $1.95 DC 87,637
23 Excalibur 109 $1.95 Marvel 80,026
24 Amazing Spider-Man 423 $1.95 Marvel 79,818
25 Incredible Hulk 453 $1.95 Marvel 75,794
26 Beast 1 $2.50 Marvel 75,703
27 Arcanum 1 $2.50 Image 74,415
28 Spider-Man 80 $1.95 Marvel 74,207
29 Batman vs. Aliens 1 $4.95 Dark Horse 73,763
30 Spectacular Spider-Man 246 $1.95 Marvel 69,097
31 Sensational Spider-Man 16 $1.95 Marvel 65,824
32 Gen13: Bootleg 5 $2.50 Image 64,496
33 Deadpool 5 $1.95 Marvel 64,157
34 Batman 542 $1.95 DC 59,829
35 Thunderbolts 2 $1.95 Marvel 59,589
36 Sin City: Sex & Violence $2.95 Dark Horse 56,335
37 X-Files 28 $2.95 Topps 55,832
38 Detective Comics 709 $1.95 DC 54,450
39 Darkchylde 5 $2.50 Image 54,235
40 Incredible Hulk '97 $2.99 Marvel 53,999
41 Supergirl 9 $1.95 DC 53,325
42 WildC.A.T.S 36 $2.50 Image 53,236
43 Batman: The Long Halloween 6 $2.95 DC 52,697
44 Ka-Zar 1 $1.95 Marvel 50,727
45 Superman (Newsstand Edition) 123 $1.95 DC 49,963
46 Preacher 25 $2.50 DC 49,532
47 Elektra 7 $1.95 Marvel 48,552
48 Pitt 13 $1.95 Full Bleed 48,072
49 Spider-Man Unlimited 16 $2.99 Marvel 47,299
50 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 94 $1.95 DC 46,690
51 DV8 6 $2.50 Image 46,517
52 Green Lantern 86 $1.75 DC 45,757
53 Azrael/Ash $4.95 DC 45,554
54 Batman: Shadow of the Bat 62 $1.95 DC 44,608
55 Nightwing 8 $1.95 DC 44,220
56 Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol. 2 8 $2.50 Image 44,208
57 Batman/Wildcat 2 $2.25 DC 43,579
58 Untold Tales of Spider-Man 21 $0.99 Marvel 42,216
59 Spider-Man/Badrock 1 $2.99 Maximum 42,084
60 Catwoman 45 $1.95 DC 41,276
61 Robin 41 $1.95 DC 40,929
62 Flash 125 $1.75 DC 40,516
63 Spider-Man/Badrock 2 $2.99 Maximum 40,480
64 Tenth 2 $2.50 Image 39,170
65 Silver Surfer 128 $1.95 Marvel 38,866
66 Unknown Soldier 2 $2.50 DC 38,033
67 Savant Garde 1 $2.50 Image 37,788
68 Cyberforce 32 $2.50 Image 37,596
69 Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 37,507
70 Adventures in the DC Universe 1 $1.75 DC 37,076
71 Wonder Woman 121 $1.95 DC 36,926
72 Daredevil 364 $1.95 Marvel 35,905
73 Venom: On Trial 3 $1.95 Marvel 35,828
74 Dreaming 12 $2.50 DC 34,515
75 Journey into Mystery 509 $1.95 Marvel 34,157
76 Azrael 29 $1.95 DC 34,090
77 Code of Honor 4 $5.95 Marvel 33,904
78 Hellshock 3 $2.50 Image 33,145
79 Maxx 29 $1.95 Image 32,972
80 Classic Star Wars: Han Solo at Star's End 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 32,810
81 Suspira: The Great Working 1 $2.95 Chaos 32,559
82 Wetworks 27 $2.50 Image 32,152
83 Teen Titans 8 $1.95 DC 31,961
84 Adventures in the DC Universe 2 $1.75 DC 31,865
85 Resurrection Man 1 $2.50 DC 31,691
86 Impulse 25 $1.75 DC 31,015
87 Anarky 1 $2.50 DC 30,818
88 Superboy 39 $1.95 DC 30,459
89 Aquaman 32 $1.75 DC 30,303
90 Hitman 14 $2.25 DC 29,765
91 What If? 97 $1.95 Marvel 29,476
92 Starman 30 $2.25 DC 29,454
93 Shi Rekishi 2 $2.95 Crusade 29,406
94 Bone 28 $2.95 Cartoon 29,101
95 Chastity 2 $2.95 Chaos 28,945
96 Savage Dragon 37 $2.50 Image 28,149
97 Star Trek: Voyager 7 $1.95 Marvel 27,837
98 Books of Magic 36 $2.50 DC 27,731
99 Star Trek Unlimited 4 $2.99 Marvel 27,269
100 Mars Attacks the Image Universe 4 $2.50 Image 27,240
101 Strangers in Paradise Vol. 3 5 $2.75 Image 27,085
102 Books of Faerie 3 $2.50 DC 27,001
103 Star Trek: Early Voyages 4 $1.95 Marvel 26,975
104 Backlash 30 $2.50 Image 26,809
105 Jack Kirby's Fourth World 3 $1.95 DC 26,761
106 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 7 $1.95 Marvel 26,712
107 Legion of Super-Heroes 92 $2.25 DC 26,696
108 Star Fleet Academy 6 $1.95 Marvel 26,172
109 Grifter 9 $2.50 Image 25,762
110 Stormwatch 46 $2.50 Image 25,726
111 Punisher 19 $1.95 Marvel 25,655
112 House of Secrets 8 $2.50 DC 25,619
113 Legionnaires 48 $2.25 DC 25,547
114 Avengelyne 13 $2.99 Maximum 25,541
115 Avengelyne 12 $2.99 Maximum 25,481
116 Ghost Rider 85 $1.95 Marvel 24,366
117 Batman & Robin Adventures 18 $1.75 DC 24,021
118 Uncanny Origins 9 $0.99 Marvel 23,957
119 Superman Adventures 7 $1.75 DC 23,794
120 Shade 2 $2.25 DC 23,776
121 2020 Visions 1 $2.25 DC 23,202
122 Trinity Angels 1 $2.50 Acclaim 23,070
123 Aliens: Pig 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 22,831
124 Leave It to Chance 5 $2.50 Image 22,795
125 Hellblazer 113 $2.25 DC 22,478
126 Angel Fire 1 $2.95 Crusade 21,987
127 Untold Tales of Captain Marvel 2 $2.50 Marvel 21,411
128 Superboy & the Ravers 9 $1.95 DC 21,395
129 Crow: Waking Nightmares 3 $2.95 Kitchen Sink 21,377
130 Invisibles Vol. 2 4 $2.50 DC 21,377
131 Titans: Scissors, Paper, Stone $4.95 DC 21,066
132 Savage Dragon: Red Horizon 2 $2.50 Image 21,000
133 Power of Shazam! 26 $1.75 DC 20,797
134 Vampirella vs. Pantha (Vampirella edition) 1 $3.50 Harris 20,797
135 Painkiller Jane vs. Darkness (Silvestri) 1 $2.95 Event 20,731
136 Lobo Chained 1 $1.95 DC 20,689
137 Elric Stormbringer 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 20,533
138 Lobo 39 $2.25 DC 20,503
139 Sandman Mystery Theatre 50 $3.50 DC 20,216
140 Wynonna Earp 4 $2.50 Image 20,102
141 Marvel Adventures 2 $1.50 Marvel 20,031
142 Bloodshot 1 $2.50 Acclaim 19,785
143 Spectre 53 $2.50 DC 19,678
144 Homicide 1 $2.95 Chaos 19,462
145 Siege 3 $2.50 Image 19,397
146 X-O Manowar 6 $2.50 Acclaim 19,044
147 Xero 1 $1.75 DC 19,002
148 Painkiller Jane vs. Darkness (Quesada) 1 $2.95 Event 18,864
149 Batman Chronicles Gallery 1 $3.50 DC 18,744
150 Green Arrow 120 $2.25 DC 18,685
151 Fault Lines 1 $2.50 DC 18,535
152 Sovereign Seven 22 $1.95 DC 18,344
153 Vampirella vs. Pantha (Pantha edition) 1 $3.50 Harris 18,236
154 Shadowman 5 $2.50 Acclaim 18,176
155 Wildstorm Spotlight 2 $2.50 Image 18,008
156 Glory 21 $2.50 Maximum 17,608
157 Predator: Kindred 4 $2.50 Dark Horse 17,608
158 Supreme 47 $2.50 Maximum 17,536
159 Steel 38 $1.95 DC 16,812
160 Mars Attacks the Savage Dragon 4 $2.95 Topps 16,740
161 Ghost 23 $2.50 Dark Horse 16,585
162 BWS: Storyteller 6 $4.95 Dark Horse 16,507
163 Stray Bullets 13 $2.95 El Capitan 16,459
164 Painkiller Jane vs. Darkness (Hildebrandt) 1 $2.95 Event 16,435
165 Challengers of the Unknown 4 $2.25 DC 15,771
166 Painkiller Jane vs. Darkness (Connor) 1 $2.95 Event 15,490
167 Lady Rawhide 5 $2.95 Topps 15,173
168 Magnus Robot Fighter 3 $2.50 Acclaim 15,137
169 Freak Force 1 $2.95 Image 15,065
170 Aztek the Ultimate Man 10 $1.75 DC 15,059
171 Essential Vertigo: The Sandman 10 $1.95 DC 14,514
172 Mars Attacks High School Special 1 $2.95 Topps 14,096
173 Cyberpunx 1 $2.50 Maximum 13,994
174 Dark Horse Classics: Classic Star Wars - Dark Empire 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,132
175 A Touch of Silver 2 $2.95 Image 13,120
176 Poison Elves 22 $2.50 Sirius 12,791
177 Warrior Nun Dei Aftertime 2 $2.95 Antarctic 12,791
178 Turok Quarterly: Spring Break in the Lost Land $3.95 Acclaim 12,552
179 Warrior Nun Areala/Scorpio Rose 4 $2.95 Antarctic 12,409
180 Oh My Goddess!: Trials of Morisato 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,343
181 Soulwind 1 $2.95 Image 12,115
182 Book of Fate 4 $2.25 DC 12,097
183 Elfquest 10 $4.95 Warp 11,822
184 Ranma 1/2 Part Six 4 $2.95 Viz 11,822
185 Ninjak 5 $2.50 Acclaim 11,798
186 Troublemakers 4 $2.50 Acclaim 11,535
187 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 8 $2.95 Image 11,421
188 Bone 17 $2.95 Image 11,362
189 Dark Horse Presents 119 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,314
190 Verotika 15 $2.95 Verotik 10,871
191 Robotech 1 $2.95 Antarctic 10,679
192 Drakuun: Rise of the Dragon Princess 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,548
193 Quantum & Woody 2 $2.50 Acclaim 10,416
194 Cabbot Bloodhunter 3 $2.50 Maximum 10,243
195 Cybrid 2 $2.99 Maximum 10,231
196 Cerebus 216 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 10,129
197 Tarzan 9 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,848
198 Time Breakers 5 $2.50 DC 9,728
199 Adventures of Aaron 1 $2.95 Image 9,674
200 Pinky and the Brain 11 $1.75 DC 9,662
201 Newmen 23 $2.50 Maximum 9,429
202 Razor 4 $3.00 London Night 9,256
203 Night Force 6 $2.25 DC 9,226
204 Brainbanx 3 $2.50 DC 9,118
205 Cyberella 9 $2.50 DC 8,891
206 Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing 7 $1.95 DC 8,795
207 Usagi Yojimbo 11 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,741
208 Cyberfrog 0 $2.95 Harris 7,963
209 Roswell 3 $2.95 Bongo 7,939
210 Battle Angel Alita Part Seven 6 $2.95 Viz 7,933
211 Animaniacs 25 $1.75 DC 7,927
212 Essential Wolverine 2 $2.95 Marvel 7,918
213 Razor Uncut 33 $3.00 London Night 7,646
214 Uncle Scrooge 304 $1.95 Gladstone 7,604
215 Sisters of Mercy 0 $1.50 London Night 7,532
216 Vermillion 8 $2.50 DC 7,515
217 Age of Heroes 3 $2.95 Image 7,323
218 Chronowar 8 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,305
219 Asylum 13 $2.99 Maximum 7,162
220 Uncle Scrooge Adventures 47 $1.95 Gladstone 7,090
221 Sabrina the Teenage Witch 2 $1.50 Archie 7,048
222 A Distant Soil 19 $2.95 Image 6,832
223 New Bondage Fairies 5 $2.95 Eros 6,803
224 Poizon Cadillacs & Green Tomatoes 1 $3.00 London Night 6,737
225 Donald Duck Adventures 44 $1.95 Gladstone 6,659
226 Scare Tactics 6 $2.25 DC 6,647
227 Dark Horse Classics: Aliens vs. Predator 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,629
228 Double Impact 2 $3.00 High Impact 6,587
229 Razor & Ladies of London Night $3.95 London Night 6,569
230 Sonic the Hedgehog 47 $1.50 Archie 6,360
231 Albino Spider of Dajette 2 $2.95 Verotik 6,354
232 Comic Book 3 $5.95 Dark Horse 6,300
233 No Need for Tenchi Part Two 5 $2.95 Viz 6,270
234 Gemini Blood 9 $2.50 DC 6,258
235 WDC&S Penny Pincher 2 $0.99 Gladstone 6,246
236 Optic Nerve 4 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 6,150
237 Icon 45 $2.50 DC 6,120
238 Tenchi Muyo 1 $2.95 Pioneer 6,109
239 Big Bang Comics 9 $2.95 Image 6,067
240 Ultimate Strike 3 $3.00 London Night 5,959
241 Horseman 3 $2.95 Kevlar 5,953
242 Looney Tunes 29 $1.75 DC 5,726
243 Dork 4 $2.75 Slave Labor 5,636
244 Maison Ikkoku Part Six 8 $2.95 Viz 5,612
245 Hari Kari Possessed by Evil 1 $2.95 Blackout 5,576
246 Haunt of Fear 19 $2.50 Gemstone 5,343
247 Luftwaffe 1946 1 $2.95 Antarctic 5,289
248 Lords of Misrule 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,259
249 Metal Guardian Faust 1 $2.95 Viz 5,145
250 Hepcats 4 $2.95 Antarctic 5,139
251 Tommi Gunn 2 $3.00 London Night 5,121
252 New Love 4 $2.95 Fantagraphics 5,073
253 Archie 460 $1.50 Archie 4,834
254 Static 47 $2.50 DC 4,816
255 La Blue Girl 9 $2.95 CPM 4,786
256 Knuckles: The Dark Legion 3 $1.50 Archie 4,762
257 Crime Suspenstories 19 $2.50 Gemstone 4,715
258 Return of Lum Part Three 11 $2.95 Viz 4,619
259 Vamperotica 25 $2.95 Brainstorm 4,613
260 Hardware 51 $2.50 DC 4,607
261 Ninja High School 56 $2.95 Antarctic 4,583
262 Cheryl Blossom 3 $1.50 Archie 4,559
263 CreeD: Cranial Disorder 3 $2.95 Lightning 4,553
264 Frontline Combat 8 $2.50 Gemstone 4,523
265 Elflord 3 $2.95 Warp 4,517
266 Betty and Veronica 112 $1.50 Archie 4,493
267 Moebius Comics 6 $2.95 Caliber 4,439
268 Sexcapades 4 $2.95 Eros 4,332
269 Footsoldiers Giant Sized 1 $4.95 Maximum 4,278
270 Betty 50 $1.50 Archie 4,266
271 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 65 $2.75 Archie 4,176
272 Hall of Heroes 0 $2.50 Hall of Heroes 4,080
273 Misty Girl Extreme 3 $2.95 Eros 4,032
274 Reality Check 7 $2.95 Sirius 3,931
275 Bio Booster Armor Guyver Part Six 4 $2.95 Viz 3,913
276 Veronica 64 $1.50 Archie 3,823
277 Ninth Gland $3.95 Dark Horse 3,781
278 Horny Biker Sluts 11 $3.95 Last Gasp 3,769
279 Pandora 0 $3.00 Avatar 3,763
280 Akiko 13 $2.50 Sirius 3,709
281 Archie & Friends 23 $1.50 Archie 3,709
282 Bratpack/Maximortal Super Special 2 $2.95 King Hell 3,685
283 Eddie Campbell's Bacchus 23 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 3,620
284 Scooby Doo 21 $1.50 Archie 3,548
285 Manga Vizion Vol. 3 3 $4.95 Viz 3,494
286 Betty & Veronica Digest 88 $1.79 Archie 3,494
287 Archie Digest 148 $1.79 Archie 3,488
288 Phantom Quest Corp 1 $2.95 Pioneer 3,488
289 Vampirella vs. Hemorrhage 1 $3.50 Harris 3,440
290 Fist of the North Star Part Four 4 $2.95 Viz 3,434
291 Thieves & Kings 16 $2.35 I Box 3,404
292 Archie's Pal, Jughead 93 $1.50 Archie 3,386
293 Sanctuary Part Five 13 $2.95 Viz 3,386
294 One Pound Gospel Part Two 3 $2.95 Viz 3,374
295 St. Germaine — Version L 1 $2.95 Caliber 3,303
296 Jughead's Double Digest 44 $2.75 Archie 3,291
297 Lost 3 $2.95 Caliber 3,273
298 Archie Spring Break Special 2 $2.00 Archie 3,249
299 All New Elementals Sex Special 1 $2.95 Comico 3,207
300 Cybersexation 1 $3.50 Antarctic 3,177
301 Daemonstorm Oz 1 $3.95 Caliber 3,147
302 St. Germaine — Version S 1 $2.95 Caliber 3,135
303 CreeD: Cranial Disorder 3B $2.95 Lightning 3,099
304 Joe Psycho & Moo Frog 3 $2.50 Goblin 3,057
305 Esc 3 $2.95 Comico 3,027
306 Palookaville 10 $3.75 Drawn & Quarterly 2,956
307 Vamperotica 25 $3.95 Brainstorm 2,938
308 Scud Disposable Assassin (O/A) 1 $2.95 Fireman 2,860
309 Naughty Bits 22 $2.95 Fantagraphics 2,842
310 Johnny the Homicidal Maniac (O/A) 4 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,824
311 Bad Apples 2 $2.95 High Impact 2,710
312 Antietam: The Fiery Trial $3.50 Heritage 2,656
313 Bitch in Heat 1 $2.95 Eros 2,632
314 Jungle Comics 1 $2.95 A List 2,621
315 Warrior of Waverly Street: Broodstorm 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 2,561
316 Demongate 11 $2.50 Sirius 2,507
317 Triple-X Cinema: A Cartoon History 1 $3.50 Re-Visionary 2,495
318 Oz 20 $2.95 Caliber 2,489
319 Oz: Straw and Sorcery 1 $2.95 Caliber 2,471
320 Red Fury 1 $2.95 High Impact 2,411
321 Macbeth Study Guide $4.99 Acclaim 2,363
322 Flintstones 22 $1.50 Archie 2,321
323 Scud Disposable Assassin (O/A) 6 $2.95 Fireman 2,321
324 Chirality to the Promised Land 1 $2.95 CPM 2,309
325 Brandi Five One Freak Show 1 $3.50 Ground Zero 2,303
326 Les Miserables Study Guide $4.99 Acclaim 2,268
327 Forbidden Angels 1 $2.95 Angel 2,262
328 Little Archie Digest 19 $1.79 Archie 2,214
329 Connecticut Yankee Study Guide $4.99 Acclaim 2,208
330 Tales from the Bog 5 $2.95 Aberration 2,202
331 Oliver Twist Study Guide $4.99 Acclaim 2,202
332 Fangs of the Widow 11 $3.50 Ground Zero 2,118
333 Land of Nod 3 $2.95 Black Eye 2,112
334 Vampfire Pinup Special Nude Edition 3 $3.95 Brainstorm 2,034
335 Wrath of the Furies 1 $3.00 Avatar 1,992
336 Stargate: One Nation Under Ra 1 $2.75 Entity 1,986
337 Monkeyman & O'Brien Special (O/A) 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 1,974
338 Tick Karma Tornado (O/A) 5 $2.95 New England 1,938
339 Sin City: Silent Night (O/A) $2.95 Dark Horse 1,926
340 Awakening 2 $3.50 Kitchen Sink 1,926
341 Femforce: Yesterday Syndrome 1 $4.95 AC 1,921




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