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July 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 347 $1.99 Marvel 165,832
2 X-Men 67 $1.99 Marvel 162,451
3 Fantastic Four 11 $1.99 Marvel 136,545
4 Spawn 64 $1.95 Image 134,162
5 Wolverine 116 $1.99 Marvel 132,564
6 Gen13/Generation X 1 $2.95 Image 114,278
7 Iron Man 11 $1.99 Marvel 113,263
8 Avengers 11 $1.99 Marvel 110,084
9 JLA 10 $1.95 DC 104,947
10 JLA 9 $1.95 DC 104,403
11 Captain America 11 $1.99 Marvel 101,897
12 Generation X 30 $1.99 Marvel 101,818
13 Curse of the Spawn 11 $1.95 Image 94,187
14 X-Man 30 $1.99 Marvel 92,936
15 Darkness 7 $2.50 Image 92,196
16 Witchblade 16 $2.50 Image 89,303
17 Gen13 21 $2.50 Image 88,052
18 X-Force 69 $1.99 Marvel 87,912
19 Cable 46 $1.99 Marvel 87,138
20 X-Factor 137 $1.99 Marvel 86,393
21 X-Men Unlimited 16 $2.99 Marvel 86,034
22 Gambit 1 $2.50 Marvel 83,707
23 Incredible Hulk 456 $1.99 Marvel 77,527
24 Alpha Flight 2 $1.99 Marvel 72,924
25 JLA/WildC.A.T.S $5.95 DC 72,840
26 Amazing Spider-Man 426 $1.99 Marvel 71,808
27 Kiss: The Psycho Circus 1 $1.95 Image 70,950
28 Excalibur 112 $1.99 Marvel 70,406
29 Superman 127 $1.95 DC 67,630
30 Adventures of Superman 550 $3.50 DC 66,638
31 Action Comics 737 $1.95 DC 66,144
32 Superman: The Man of Steel 71 $1.95 DC 65,040
33 Spider-Man 83 $1.99 Marvel 64,804
34 Spectacular Spider-Man 249 $1.99 Marvel 61,103
35 Psylocke & Angel: Crimson Dawn 2 $2.50 Marvel 59,730
36 Sensational Spider-Man 19 $1.99 Marvel 58,608
37 JLA Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 57,021
38 Batman 546 $1.95 DC 56,074
39 Superman: The Man of Tomorrow 9 $1.95 DC 56,057
40 Maverick 1 $2.99 Marvel 55,961
41 Deadpool 8 $1.99 Marvel 55,788
42 Marvel Team-Up 1 $1.99 Marvel 54,644
43 Amazing Spider-Man '97 $2.99 Marvel 53,096
44 Detective Comics 713 $1.95 DC 51,212
45 Batman: The Long Halloween 10 $2.95 DC 50,147
46 Agent America 1 $2.50 Awesome 49,205
47 Adventures of Superman Annual 9 $3.95 DC 48,369
48 Gen13: Bootleg 9 $2.50 Image 47,270
49 Thunderbolts 6 $1.99 Marvel 46,872
50 Star Wars: Dark Force Rising 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 46,793
51 Green Lantern 90 $1.75 DC 46,412
52 Supergirl 13 $1.95 DC 46,306
53 X-Files 32 $2.95 Topps 45,902
54 Daredevil/Deadpool '97 $2.99 Marvel 45,330
55 Preacher 29 $2.50 DC 45,027
56 What If? 100 $2.99 Marvel 44,949
57 Kurt Busiek's Astro City 11 $2.50 Image 44,567
58 Ka-Zar 5 $1.99 Marvel 42,594
59 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 98 $1.95 DC 42,582
60 Nightwing 12 $1.95 DC 41,438
61 Batman: Shadow of the Bat 66 $1.95 Image 41,124
62 DV8 10 $2.50 Image 39,745
63 Mage: The Hero Defined 1 $2.50 Image 39,745
64 Superman/Madman Hullabaloo! 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 39,610
65 Flash 129 $1.75 DC 38,949
66 Catwoman 49 $1.95 DC 38,618
67 Star Wars: Fall of the Sith Empire 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 38,388
68 Wetworks/Vampirella 1 $2.95 Image 38,388
69 The Kents 2 $2.50 DC 38,321
70 Wonder Woman 125 $1.95 DC 38,237
71 Robin 45 $1.95 DC 38,175
72 Purgatori: The Dracula Gambit 1 $2.95 Chaos 37,081
73 Batman Chronicles: The Gauntlet $4.95 DC 36,717
74 Elektra 10 $1.99 Marvel 36,667
75 Untold Tales of Spider-Man 24 $0.99 Marvel 36,442
76 Heroes for Hire 3 $1.99 Marvel 35,781
77 Strong Guy Reborn $2.99 Marvel 35,596
78 Silver Surfer 131 $1.99 Marvel 35,528
79 JLA Gallery $2.95 DC 34,530
80 Catwoman Annual 4 $3.95 DC 34,491
81 Flash Annual 10 $3.95 DC 33,588
82 Venom: Sign of the Boss 1 $1.99 Marvel 32,562
83 Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Requiem for a Rogue 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 32,293
84 WildC.A.T.S 40 $2.50 Image 32,231
85 Daredevil 367 $1.99 Marvel 31,710
86 Starman 34 $2.25 DC 31,597
87 Cyberforce 34 $2.50 Image 31,525
88 Teen Titans 12 $2.95 DC 30,846
89 Azrael 33 $1.95 DC 30,560
90 Aquaman 36 $1.75 DC 30,067
91 Journey into Mystery 512 $1.99 Marvel 30,061
92 Tales to Offend $2.95 Dark Horse 29,932
93 Nine Volt 2 $2.50 Image 29,388
94 Hellshock 7 $3.95 Image 29,209
95 Impulse 29 $1.75 DC 28,979
96 Maxx 31 $1.95 Image 28,872
97 Vampirella: Blood Lust 1 $4.95 Harris 28,738
98 Daydreamers 2 $2.50 Marvel 28,642
99 Superboy 43 $1.95 DC 28,160
100 Hitman 18 $2.25 DC 27,885
101 Dreaming 16 $2.50 DC 27,784
102 Wetworks 31 $2.50 Image 27,465
103 Azrael Annual 3 $3.95 DC 27,011
104 Hellboy: Almost Colossus 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 26,798
105 Pride & Joy 3 $2.50 DC 26,775
106 Strangers in Paradise Vol. 3 7 $2.75 Image 26,618
107 Weird War Tales 4 $2.50 DC 25,889
108 Teen Titans Annual 1 $3.95 DC 25,771
109 Legion of Super-Heroes 96 $2.25 DC 25,519
110 Legionnaires 52 $2.25 DC 25,205
111 Books of Magic 40 $2.50 DC 25,188
112 Stormwatch 50 $4.50 Image 25,171
113 Savage Dragon: Sex & Violence 1 $2.50 Image 24,218
114 WildC.A.T.S: Voyager Pack 40 $3.50 Image 24,067
115 Shi: Heaven and Earth Cover B 1 $2.95 Crusade 23,809
116 Shi: Heaven and Earth Cover A 1 $2.95 Crusade 23,781
117 Conan 3 $2.50 Marvel 23,669
118 Impulse Plus 1 $2.95 DC 23,371
119 Avengelyne/Warrior Nun Areala II: Nazarene $2.99 Awesome 23,371
120 Batman and Robin Adventures: Sub Zero $3.95 DC 23,310
121 Resurrection Man 5 $2.50 DC 22,923
122 Batman and Robin Adventures 22 $1.75 DC 22,491
123 Jack Kirby's Fourth World 7 $1.95 DC 22,373
124 Adventures in the DC Universe 6 $1.75 DC 22,127
125 Chaos Gallery 1 $2.95 Chaos 21,639
126 Grifter 13 $2.50 Image 21,588
127 Star Trek Unlimited (resolicitation) 5 $2.99 Marvel 21,162
128 Star Trek: Voyager (resolicitation) 9 $1.99 Marvel 20,809
129 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 11 $1.99 Marvel 20,775
130 Superman Adventures 11 $1.75 DC 20,663
131 Star Trek: Early Voyages 8 $1.99 Marvel 20,646
132 House of Secrets 12 $2.50 DC 20,590
133 Savage Dragon/Marshall Law 1 $2.95 Image 20,501
134 Ghost Rider 88 $1.99 Marvel 20,478
135 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy 9 $1.99 Marvel 20,355
136 Bloody Mary: Lady Liberty 1 $2.50 DC 20,086
137 Power of Shazam! 30 $1.75 DC 20,052
138 Invisibles (Vol. 2) 8 $2.50 DC 19,833
139 Young Heroes in Love 4 $1.75 DC 19,828
140 Superboy & the Ravers 13 $1.95 DC 19,609
141 Aliens: Havoc 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 19,587
142 Hercules and the Heart of Chaos 2 $2.50 Marvel 19,564
143 Hellblazer 117 $2.25 DC 18,863
144 Spectre 57 $2.50 DC 18,622
145 Lobo 43 $2.25 DC 18,375
146 Transmetropolitan 1 $2.50 DC 18,151
147 Predator: Primal 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 18,044
148 Green Arrow 124 $2.25 DC 18,022
149 Sandman Mystery Theatre 54 $2.50 DC 17,691
150 Supreme 51 $2.99 Awesome 17,433
151 Sovereign Seven 26 $2.25 DC 17,416
152 Savant Garde 5 $2.50 Image 17,394
153 Sergio Aragones Louder Than Words 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 17,007
154 Uncanny Origins 13 $0.99 Marvel 16,334
155 Steel 42 $1.95 DC 16,076
156 Revelations $3.95 Acclaim 16,059
157 Damned 2 $2.50 Image 15,830
158 Major Bummer 2 $2.50 DC 15,504
159 X-O Manowar 10 $2.50 Acclaim 15,488
160 2020 Visions 5 $2.25 DC 15,482
161 Ghost 27 $2.95 Dark Horse 15,207
162 J. O'Barr's The Crow: Demon in Disguise 2 $2.95 Kitchen Sink 14,663
163 Nexus: Nightmare in Blue 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,574
164 Painkiller Jane (Quesada cover) 2 $2.95 Event 14,041
165 Ash: Cinder and Smoke (Quesada cover) 3 $2.95 Event 13,929
166 Barry Windsor-Smith: Storyteller 9 $4.95 Dark Horse 13,525
167 Purgatori Sketchbook 1 $2.95 Chaos 13,519
168 Gunsmith Cats: Shades of Gray 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,261
169 Elric: Stormbringer 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,104
170 Gross Point 1 $2.50 DC 12,931
171 Starship Troopers: Insect Touch 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,914
172 Poison Elves 25 $2.95 Sirius 12,869
173 Shadowman 9 $2.50 Acclaim 12,471
174 Trinity Angels 5 $2.50 Acclaim 12,387
175 Squee 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 12,146
176 Amy Racecar Color Special 1 $2.95 El Capitan 12,073
177 Oh My Goddess: Mara Strikes Back 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,061
178 Challengers of the Unknown 8 $2.25 DC 12,017
179 Magnus Robot Fighter 7 $2.50 Acclaim 11,725
180 Ranma 1/2 Part 6 8 $2.95 Viz 11,568
181 Men in Black: Far Cry $3.99 Marvel 11,293
182 Marvel Adventures 6 $1.50 Marvel 11,237
183 Essential Vertigo: The Sandman 14 $2.95 DC 11,232
184 Elfquest 14 $4.95 Warp 11,159
185 Painkiller Jane (Leonardi cover) 2 $2.95 Event 11,091
186 Blade of the Immortal: Dreamsong 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,063
187 Hate 28 $2.95 Fantagraphics 11,035
188 Too Much Coffee Man $2.95 Dark Horse 11,030
189 Immortal 2 3 $2.50 Image 11,013
190 Ash: Cinder and Smoke (Ramos cover) 3 $2.95 Event 10,817
191 Dark Horse Classics: Star Wars Dark Empire 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,721
192 Cerebus 220 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 10,643
193 Bloodshot 5 $2.50 Acclaim 10,447
194 Dr. Tomorrow 3 $2.50 Acclaim 10,385
195 Spirit: New Adventures (Eisner/Stout cover) 2 $3.50 Kitchen Sink 10,222
196 Gross Point 2 $2.50 DC 10,155
197 Lost World: Jurassic Park (regular edition) 3 $2.95 Topps 10,043
198 Steel Movie Adaptation $4.95 DC 9,908
199 Men in Black Movie Adaptation $3.99 Marvel 9,903
200 Spirit: New Adventures (Eisner/Schultz cover) 2 $3.50 Kitchen Sink 9,897
201 Lost World: Jurassic Park (regular edition) 4 $2.95 Topps 9,841
202 Badger 3 $2.95 Image 9,835
203 Quantum & Woody 6 $2.50 Acclaim 9,706
204 Elfquest Worldpool Special 1 $2.95 Warp 9,695
205 Troublemakers 8 $2.50 Acclaim 9,600
206 Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: Green Persimmon $2.95 Dark Horse 9,589
207 Verotika 17 $3.95 Verotik 9,493
208 Mother Superion 1 $2.95 Antarctic 9,448
209 Jackie Chan's Spartan X 3 $2.95 Topps 9,426
210 Faultlines 5 $2.50 DC 9,420
211 Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: Le Monstre 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,370
212 Xero 5 $1.75 DC 9,196
213 Book of Fate 8 $2.50 DC 9,190
214 Ninjak 9 $2.50 Acclaim 9,095
215 Cartoon Network Presents 2 $1.75 DC 9,095
216 Drakuun: Rise of the Dragon Princess 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,927
217 Robotech 3 $2.95 Antarctic 8,854
218 Kabuki: Skin Deep 4 $3.95 Caliber 8,647
219 Crimson Nun 2 $2.95 Antarctic 8,630
220 Pinky and the Brain 15 $1.75 DC 8,551
221 Cyberfrog vs. Creed 1 $2.95 Harris 8,282
222 Hong on the Range 1 $2.50 Image 8,170
223 Strangers in Paradise Gold Logo Edition 3 $2.75 Abstract 8,047
224 A Touch of Silver 4 $2.95 Image 8,007
225 Battle Angel Alita Part 8 2 $2.95 Viz 7,996
226 Uncle Scrooge 306 $1.95 Gladstone 7,996
227 Sonic the Hedgehog 51 $1.50 Archie 7,946
228 Scooby-Doo 2 $1.75 DC 7,934
229 Inu Yasha 4 $2.95 Viz 7,862
230 Uncle Scrooge Adventures 51 $1.95 Gladstone 7,648
231 Starchild: Mythopolis Prologue 0 $2.95 Image 7,407
232 Mask: Virtual Surreality $2.95 Dark Horse 7,239
233 Morrigan 1 $2.95 Sirius 7,127
234 Animaniacs 29 $1.75 DC 7,110
235 New Bondage Fairies 9 $2.95 Fantagraphics 7,065
236 Sabrina the Teenage Witch 6 $1.50 Archie 6,987
237 Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing 11 $2.25 DC 6,964
238 Mobile Police Patlabor 1 $2.95 Viz 6,919
239 Bliss Alley 1 $2.95 Image 6,841
240 Flintstones and the Jetsons 2 $1.75 DC 6,835
241 Razor Uncut 37 $3.00 London Night 6,740
242 Donald Duck Adventures 46 $1.95 Gladstone 6,690
243 Night Force 10 $2.50 DC 6,634
244 Books of Lore Special Edition 1 $2.95 Peregrine 6,622
245 No Need for Tenchi Part 3 2 $2.95 Viz 6,572
246 Roswell 4 $2.95 Bongo 6,376
247 Tales from the Crypt 21 $2.50 Gemstone 6,269
248 Fox Funhouse: The Tick A World of Pain(t) $4.50 Acclaim 6,129
249 GE Rouge 3 $2.95 Verotik 6,118
250 A Distant Soil 21 $2.95 Image 5,910
251 Knuckles 6 $1.50 Archie 5,888
252 Maison Ikkoku Part 7 1 $3.95 Viz 5,860
253 Nameless 3 $2.95 Image 5,826
254 WDC&S Penny Pincher 6 $0.99 Gladstone 5,826
255 Oink: Blood and Circus 2 $4.95 Kitchen Sink 5,781
256 Wingding Orgy: Hot Tails Extreme 1 $3.95 Fantagraphics 5,714
257 Vermillion 12 $2.50 DC 5,669
258 Dark Horse Presents 123 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,602
259 Adventures of Aaron Super Special 100 $2.95 Image 5,602
260 Replacement God and Other Stories 2 $2.95 Image 5,591
261 Land of Nod 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,585
262 Weird Science 21 $2.50 Gemstone 5,462
263 Looney Tunes 32 $1.75 DC 5,462
264 Vampirella/Shi Limited Ashcan (Net) $3.50 Harris 5,405
265 Dark Horse Classics: Aliens vs. Predator 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,293
266 Archie 464 $1.50 Archie 5,192
267 Ultimate Strike 7 $3.00 London Night 5,153
268 Big Bang Comics 13 $2.95 Image 5,108
269 Betty & Veronica 116 $1.50 Archie 5,086
270 Tenchi Muyo 5 $2.95 Pioneer 5,075
271 Real Adventures of Jonny Quest 10 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,929
272 Fang Testament (resolicitation) 4 $2.50 Sirius 4,873
273 Sexcapades 8 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,817
274 Bone Encore Edition 21 $2.95 Cartoon 4,811
275 Luftwaffe 1946: Luftstorm 4 $2.95 Antarctic 4,744
276 Cheryl Blossom 6 $1.50 Archie 4,671
277 Betty 54 $1.50 Archie 4,665
278 Hari Kari: Passion & Death (regular edition) 1 $2.95 Blackout 4,604
279 Double Impact/Luxura (regular cover) 1 $3.00 High Impact 4,587
280 La Blue Girl 11 $2.95 CPM 4,587
281 Veronica 68 $1.50 Archie 4,581
282 Foreternity 1 $2.95 Antarctic 4,525
283 Waterworld 4 $2.50 Acclaim 4,469
284 Panic 3 $2.50 Gemstone 4,463
285 Archie's Double Digest 95 $2.79 Archie 4,290
286 Maze Agency 1 $2.95 Caliber 4,250
287 Embrace: Hunger of Flesh (regular edition) 2 $3.00 London Night 4,245
288 Lost Girls (resolicitation) 3 $5.95 Kitchen Sink 4,183
289 Araknis: Retribution 2 $2.50 Morningstar 4,183
290 La Cosa Nostroid 4 $2.95 Fireman 4,149
291 Lust 4 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,138
292 Kaos Moon (resolicitation) 3 $2.95 Caliber 4,105
293 What's Michael? Living Together $5.95 Dark Horse 4,088
294 Gold Digger 36 $2.95 Antarctic 4,077
295 Archie & Friends 25 $1.50 Archie 3,976
296 Betty & Veronica Digest 91 $1.79 Archie 3,942
297 Star Blazers 12 $2.95 Voyager 3,880
298 Pals n Gals Double Digest 28 $2.79 Archie 3,875
299 Jughead 97 $1.50 Archie 3,802
One item was dropped from the list due to mis-classification.




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