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June 1997 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Uncanny X-Men 346 $1.99 Marvel 173,453
2 X-Men 66 $1.99 Marvel 169,677
3 Fantastic Four 10 $1.99 Marvel 143,952
4 Wolverine 115 $1.99 Marvel 137,278
5 Spawn 63 $1.95 Image 134,822
6 Iron Man 10 $1.99 Marvel 121,622
7 Avengers 9 $1.99 Marvel 114,896
8 Captain America 10 $1.99 Marvel 108,861
9 WildC.A.T.S/X-Men: The Silver Age 1 $4.50 Image 107,506
10 Generation X 29 $1.99 Marvel 104,578
11 JLA 8 $1.95 DC 104,030
12 Curse of Spawn 10 $1.95 Image 99,131
13 X-Man 29 $1.99 Marvel 96,018
14 Gen13 20 $2.50 Image 93,885
15 X-Force 68 $1.99 Marvel 93,811
16 Darkness 6 $2.50 Image 92,859
17 Cable 45 $1.99 Marvel 92,439
18 Witchblade 15 $2.50 Image 92,433
19 X-Factor 136 $1.99 Marvel 90,294
20 Incredible Hulk 455 $1.99 Marvel 80,732
21 Amazing Spider-Man 425 $2.99 Marvel 79,804
22 Alpha Flight 1 $2.99 Marvel 78,103
23 Excalibur 111 $1.99 Marvel 73,365
24 Psylocke & Angel: Crimson Dawn 1 $2.50 Marvel 72,236
25 Superman 126 $1.95 DC 71,532
26 Adventures of Superman 549 $1.95 DC 68,454
27 Action Comics 736 $1.95 DC 68,195
28 Superman: The Man of Steel 70 $1.95 DC 67,728
29 Spider-Man 82 $1.99 Marvel 67,267
30 Spectacular Spider-Man 248 $1.99 Marvel 63,330
31 Sensational Spider-Man 18 $1.99 Marvel 60,846
32 Deadpool 7 $1.99 Marvel 59,624
33 Batman 545 $1.95 DC 57,641
34 Dawn 6 $2.95 Sirius 55,364
35 Detective Comics 712 $1.95 DC 53,416
36 Batman: The Long Halloween 9 $2.95 DC 51,444
37 Gen13: Bootleg 8 $2.50 Image 51,225
38 Star Wars: Dark Force Rising 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 50,286
39 Supergirl 12 $1.95 DC 49,173
40 Gen13 College Yearbook 1997 $2.50 Image 49,070
41 Lady Death: The Crucible 5 $2.95 Chaos 48,666
42 X-Files 31 $2.95 Topps 48,222
43 Green Lantern 89 $1.75 DC 47,456
44 Superman: The Man of Steel Annual 6 $3.95 DC 47,196
45 Thunderbolts 5 $1.99 Marvel 47,185
46 Superman/Madman: Hullabaloo! 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 46,487
47 Kents 1 $2.50 DC 46,470
48 Star Wars: Fall of the Sith Empire 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 46,026
49 Preacher 28 $2.50 DC 45,692
50 Pitt 14 $2.50 Full Bleed 44,960
51 Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol. II 10 $2.50 Image 44,758
52 Nine Volt 1 $2.50 Image 44,597
53 WildC.A.T.S 39 $2.50 Image 44,078
54 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 97 $1.95 DC 43,698
55 Spider-Man Unlimited 17 $2.99 Marvel 43,479
56 Ka-Zar 4 $1.99 Marvel 43,329
57 Batman: Shadow of the Bat 65 $1.95 DC 42,355
58 Preacher Special: The Good Old Boys $4.95 DC 42,124
59 Nightwing 11 $1.95 DC 42,101
60 DV8 9 $2.50 Image 42,061
61 Detective Comics Annual 10 $3.95 DC 41,542
62 Flash 128 $1.75 DC 41,017
63 Arcanum 4 $2.50 Image 40,147
64 Thunderbolts '97 $2.99 Marvel 39,911
65 Elektra 9 $1.99 Marvel 39,813
66 Catwoman 48 $1.95 DC 39,801
67 Robin 44 $1.95 DC 39,790
68 Silver Surfer 130 $1.99 Marvel 36,977
69 Untold Tales of Spider-Man 23 $0.99 Marvel 36,890
70 Wonder Woman 124 $1.95 DC 36,706
71 Daydreamers 1 $2.50 Marvel 36,308
72 Vampirella/Wetworks 1 $2.95 Harris 34,907
73 Robin Annual 6 $3.95 DC 33,795
74 Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron - Requiem for a Rogue 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 33,069
75 Daredevil 366 $1.99 Marvel 32,533
76 Venom: License to Kill 3 $1.99 Marvel 32,521
77 Starman 33 $2.25 DC 32,458
78 Azrael 32 $1.95 DC 31,691
79 Wildstorm Swimsuit Special 1997 1 $2.50 Image 31,472
80 Journey into Mystery 511 $1.99 Marvel 31,305
81 Aquaman 35 $1.75 DC 30,671
82 Hellshock 6 $2.50 Image 30,371
83 Impulse 28 $1.75 DC 29,760
84 Teen Titans 11 $1.95 DC 29,714
85 Dreaming 15 $2.50 DC 29,299
86 What If? 99 $1.99 Marvel 29,293
87 Wetworks 30 $2.50 Image 29,011
88 Pride & Joy 2 $2.50 DC 28,665
89 Superboy 42 $1.95 DC 28,613
90 Hitman 17 $2.25 DC 28,503
91 Judgment Day Omega $2.50 Awesome 28,405
92 Savage Dragon 40 $2.50 Image 28,382
93 Judgment Day Final Judgment $2.50 Awesome 28,365
94 Hellboy: Almost Colossus 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 28,146
95 Weird War Tales 3 $2.50 DC 27,575
96 Books of Magic 39 $2.50 DC 26,336
97 Superboy Annual 4 $3.95 DC 26,215
98 Legion of Super-Heroes 95 $2.25 DC 26,123
99 Legionnaires 51 $2.25 DC 25,685
100 Lynch 1 $2.50 Image 25,333
101 Heroes for Hire 2 $1.99 Marvel 25,304
102 Conan 2 $2.50 Marvel 25,114
103 Damned 1 $2.50 Image 24,976
104 Stormwatch 49 $2.50 Image 24,820
105 Adventures in the DC Universe 5 $1.75 DC 24,411
106 Hercules and the Heart of Chaos 1 $2.50 Marvel 24,250
107 Evil Ernie: Destroyer 2 $2.95 Chaos 24,152
108 Resurrection Man 4 $2.50 DC 23,823
109 Major Bummer 1 $2.50 DC 23,800
110 Jack Kirby's Fourth World 6 $1.95 DC 23,771
111 Aliens: Havoc 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 23,235
112 Grifter 12 $2.50 Image 23,022
113 Batman and Robin Adventures 21 $1.75 DC 23,016
114 Leave It to Chance 8 $2.50 Image 22,855
115 Star Trek: Voyager 10 $1.99 Marvel 22,716
116 Tomoe: Unforgettable Fire 1 $2.95 Crusade 22,716
117 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 10 $1.99 Marvel 22,209
118 House of Secrets 11 $2.50 DC 21,834
119 Star Trek: Early Voyages 7 $1.99 Marvel 21,834
120 Vampirella vs. Hemorrhage 3 $3.50 Harris 21,788
121 Spirit: The New Adventures 1 $3.95 Kitchen Sink 21,719
122 Superman Adventures 10 $1.75 DC 21,690
123 Ghost Rider 87 $1.99 Marvel 21,529
124 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy 10 $1.99 Marvel 21,431
125 More than Mortal 1 $2.95 Liar 21,189
126 Heroes for Hire (Variant Cover) 2 $1.99 Marvel 21,120
127 Simpsons Comics 31 $2.25 Bongo 21,114
128 Power of Shazam! 29 $1.75 DC 20,866
129 Supreme 50 $3.95 Awesome 20,647
130 Anarky 4 $2.50 DC 20,641
131 Savant Garde 4 $2.50 Image 20,635
132 Young Heroes in Love 3 $1.75 DC 20,474
133 Warrior Nun Areala 1 $2.95 Antarctic 20,180
134 Aliens Special $2.50 Dark Horse 20,099
135 Invisibles Vol. 2 7 $2.50 DC 20,013
136 Superboy & the Ravers 12 $1.95 DC 19,852
137 Suspira: The Great Working 4 $2.95 Chaos 19,586
138 Hellblazer 116 $2.25 DC 19,298
139 Lobo 42 $2.25 DC 19,275
140 Spectre 56 $2.50 DC 19,252
141 Green Arrow 123 $2.25 DC 18,722
142 Sandman Mystery Theatre 53 $2.50 DC 18,353
143 Sovereign Seven 25 $1.95 DC 17,972
144 Predator: Hell & Hot Water 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 17,580
145 Painkiller Jane (Quesada cover) 1 $2.95 Event 17,258
146 Uncanny Origins 12 $0.99 Marvel 17,079
147 X-O Manowar 9 $2.50 Acclaim 16,998
148 J. O'Barr's The Crow: Demon in Disguise 1 $2.95 Kitchen Sink 16,376
149 Nine Volt (Exclusive) 1 $2.50 Image 16,163
150 Ghost 26 $2.95 Dark Horse 15,799
151 2020 Visions 4 $2.25 DC 15,747
152 Steel 41 $1.95 DC 15,736
153 Ash: Cinder & Smoke (Quesada cover) 2 $2.95 Event 14,514
154 Barry Windsor-Smith: Storyteller 8 $4.95 Dark Horse 14,185
155 Junk Culture 2 $2.50 DC 14,070
156 Shadowman 8 $2.50 Acclaim 14,018
157 Elric: Stormbringer 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,978
158 Painkiller Jane (Leonardi cover) 1 $2.95 Event 13,788
159 Starship Troopers: Insect Touch 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,621
160 Milk & Cheese's Latest Thing 7 $2.95 Slave Labor 13,603
161 Gunsmith Cats: Shades of Gray 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,344
162 Trinity Angels 4 $2.50 Acclaim 13,061
163 Marvel Adventures 5 $1.50 Marvel 13,061
164 Challengers of the Unknown 7 $2.25 DC 13,038
165 Turok Quarterly: Red Path $3.95 Acclaim 12,900
166 Lost World: Jurassic Park 2 $2.95 Topps 12,762
167 Ash: Cinder & Smoke (Ramos cover) 2 $2.95 Event 12,687
168 Magnus Robot Fighter 6 $2.50 Acclaim 12,681
169 Immortal 2 2 $2.50 Image 12,543
170 Oh My Goddess! Mara Strikes Back 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,543
171 Essential Vertigo: The Sandman 13 $1.95 DC 11,966
172 Elfquest 13 $4.95 Warp 11,776
173 Satanika 8 $2.95 Verotik 11,724
174 Dicks 2 $2.95 Caliber 11,667
175 Jinx 1 $2.95 Image 11,597
176 Ranma 1/2 Part 6 7 $2.95 Viz 11,517
177 Bloodshot 4 $2.50 Acclaim 11,390
178 Dr. Tomorrow 2 $2.50 Acclaim 11,257
179 Dark Horse Classics: Star Wars: Dark Empire 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,257
180 Scooby-Doo 1 $1.75 DC 11,096
181 Badger 2 $2.95 Image 11,084
182 Cerebus 219 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 10,998
183 Angel Fire (Cover A) (Resolicitation) 1 $2.95 Crusade 10,819
184 Dusty Star 1 $2.95 Image 10,796
185 Xero 4 $1.75 DC 10,767
186 Angel Fire (Cover B) (Resolicitation) 1 $2.95 Crusade 10,623
187 Fault Lines 4 $2.50 DC 10,358
188 Troublemakers 7 $2.50 Acclaim 10,306
189 Bone 20 $2.95 Image 10,272
190 Scud: The Disposable Assassin 16 $2.95 Fireman 10,243
191 Jackie Chan's Spartan X 2 $2.95 Topps 10,191
192 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 10 $2.95 Image 10,145
193 Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: Le Monstre 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,041
194 Blade of the Immortal: Call of the Worm 3 $3.95 Dark Horse 10,006
195 Flintstones and The Jetsons 1 $1.75 DC 9,926
196 Edgar Rice Burroughs' Return of Tarzan 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,851
197 Quantum & Woody 5 $2.50 Acclaim 9,741
198 Ninjak 8 $2.50 Acclaim 9,712
199 Book of Fate 7 $2.25 DC 9,626
200 Cartoon Network Presents: Dexter's Laboratory 1 $1.75 DC 9,528
201 Impossible Man Summer Fun Special $2.99 Marvel 9,517
202 ESPers Vol. 3 2 $2.95 Image 9,482
203 Warrior Nun Black and White 3 $2.95 Antarctic 9,424
204 Drakuun: Rise of the Dragon Princess 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,372
205 Battle Angel Alita Part 8 1 $2.95 Viz 8,917
206 Pinky and the Brain 14 $1.75 DC 8,854
207 Disney's Hercules Movie Adaptation $4.50 Acclaim 8,779
208 Angel Fire (Cover C) (Resolicitation) 1 $2.95 Crusade 8,738
209 Sonic the Hedgehog 50 $1.50 Archie 8,738
210 Strangers in Paradise Gold Logo Edition 2 $2.75 Abstract 8,479
211 Grub Girl 1 $2.95 Verotik 8,156
212 Shotgun Mary: Blood Lore 3 $2.95 Antarctic 8,104
213 Uncle Scrooge Adventures 50 $1.95 Gladstone 7,897
214 Razor Vol. 2 7 $3.00 London Night 7,862
215 Nameless 2 $2.95 Image 7,793
216 Inu Yasha 3 $2.95 Viz 7,666
217 Razor Uncut 36 $3.00 London Night 7,632
218 Star Crossed 3 $2.50 DC 7,528
219 Animaniacs 28 $1.75 DC 7,424
220 Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing 10 $2.25 DC 7,384
221 New Bondage Fairies 8 $2.95 Fantagraphics 7,257
222 Night Force 9 $2.25 DC 7,205
223 No Need for Tenchi Part 3 1 $2.95 Viz 6,911
224 Cavewoman/Explorers 1 $2.95 Basement 6,877
225 Cyberella 12 $2.50 DC 6,848
226 Donald Duck 304 $1.95 Gladstone 6,790
227 Sabrina the Teenage Witch 5 $1.50 Archie 6,779
228 Headhunters 3 $2.95 Image 6,773
229 Aaron Strips 2 $2.95 Image 6,732
230 Soulwind 4 $2.95 Image 6,663
231 Amanda and Gunn 2 $2.95 Image 6,583
232 Mixxzine 1 $3.95 Mixx 6,554
233 Full Metal Fiction 3 $3.95 London Night 6,536
234 Brainbanx 6 $2.50 DC 6,392
235 1997 Trilogy Tour Book $1.50 Cartoon 6,271
236 Big Bang Comics 12 $2.95 Image 6,156
237 WDC&S Penny Pincher 5 $0.99 Gladstone 6,139
238 Dark Horse Presents 122 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,110
239 Hot Tails Special $3.95 Fantagraphics 6,087
240 Scare Tactics 9 $2.25 DC 5,925
241 Knuckles 5 $1.50 Archie 5,833
242 Vermillion 11 $2.50 DC 5,793
243 Black Hole 4 $3.50 Kitchen Sink 5,776
244 Death of Hari Kari (Regular cover) 0 $2.95 Blackout 5,730
245 Warrior 6 $2.95 Ultimate 5,614
246 Dark Horse Classics: Aliens vs. Predator 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,585
247 Looney Tunes 31 $1.75 DC 5,562
248 Archie 463 $1.50 Archie 5,441
249 Waterworld 3 $2.50 Acclaim 5,418
250 Embrace: Hunger of the Flesh 1 $3.00 London Night 5,412
251 Maison Ikkoku Part 6 11 $2.95 Viz 5,407
252 Arcanum (Ltd. variant cover) 4 $2.50 Image 5,389
253 Ultimate Strike 6 $3.00 London Night 5,372
254 Tenchi Muyo 4 $2.95 Pioneer 5,361
255 Haunt of Fear 20 $2.50 Gemstone 5,343
256 Fang: Testament (Resolicitation) 3 $2.50 Sirius 5,326
257 Tommi Gunn 0 $3.00 London Night 5,314
258 Real Adventures of Jonny Quest 9 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,217
259 Coventry 3 $3.95 Fantagraphics 5,211
260 Betty & Veronica 115 $1.50 Archie 5,113
261 Avengelyne: Glory 1 $3.95 Awesome 5,021
262 Sexcapades 7 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,940
263 Ghost/Hellboy Collection $4.95 Dark Horse 4,848
264 Crime Suspenstories 20 $2.50 Gemstone 4,813
265 Poizon: Cadillacs and Green Tomatoes 3 $3.00 London Night 4,790
266 Hepcats 7 $2.95 Antarctic 4,778
267 Cheryl Blossom 5 $1.50 Archie 4,773
268 Double Impact: Suicide Run (Regular edition) 1 $3.00 High Impact 4,721
269 Frontline Combat 9 $2.50 Gemstone 4,703
270 Betty 53 $1.50 Archie 4,703
271 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories 615 $6.95 Gemstone 4,640
272 Veronica 67 $1.50 Archie 4,594
273 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 67 $2.79 Archie 4,582
274 Angel Heat: The Ninth Order 1 $2.95 Caliber 4,582
275 Dangerous Secrets 1 $2.95 Caliber 4,565
276 CreeD: Good Ship & New Journey Home (Regular cover) $2.95 Lightning 4,490
277 Experimentals 1 $2.95 Caliber 4,404
278 Lust 3 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,369
279 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 25 $1.50 Archie 4,231
280 Savage Dragon (Variant cover, five-copy promo) 40 $2.50 Image 4,208
281 Reality Check 10 $2.95 Sirius 4,196
282 Mr. Monster Presents 1 $2.95 Caliber 4,190
283 Double Impact: Assassins for Hire (Regular cover) 2 $2.95 High Impact 4,156
284 Betty & Veronica Summer Fun Special 4 $2.00 Archie 4,139
285 Sisters of Mercy: Paradise Lost 3 $2.50 London Night 3,977
286 Vamperotica 28 $2.95 Brainstorm 3,960
287 Archie Digest 150 $1.79 Archie 3,885
288 Betty & Veronica Digest 90 $1.79 Archie 3,873
289 Midnight Panther 3 $2.95 CPM 3,873
290 Jughead 96 $1.50 Archie 3,781
291 Jughead's Double Digest 46 $2.79 Archie 3,752
292 Goblin Lord 5 $2.50 Goblin 3,712
293 Girls of Double Impact (Regular cover) 1 $3.50 High Impact 3,660
294 Lords of Misrule 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,568
295 Dragonwing (Regular) 0 $2.95 Caliber 3,568
296 Chirality (Mature Readers edition) 4 $2.95 CPM 3,562
297 El Hazard 3 $2.95 Pioneer 3,464
298 Hepcats 1987-1997 Tenth Anniversary Special (Regular edition, mature readers) $4.95 Antarctic 3,458
Some items were dropped from the list due to mis-classification.
Top Trade Paperbacks (sales not reported)
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Kingdom Come HC $29.95 DC n/a
2 Spawn IV $9.95 Image n/a
3 Verotika East 2 $11.95 Verotik n/a
4 Sin City: That Yellow Bastard $15.00 Dark Horse n/a
5 Backlash/Spider-Man $4.95 Image n/a
6 Ranma 1/2 Vol. 9 $15.95 Viz n/a
7 Bone Vol 4: Dragon Slayer $16.95 Cartoon n/a
8 Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color 25 $8.95 Gladstone n/a
9 Sensational Spider-Man in Savage Land $6.99 Marvel n/a
10 Uncle Scrooge Adventures Don Rosa 97 Special 3 $9.95 Gladstone n/a




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