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September 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 349 $1.99 Marvel 163,170
2 X-Men 69 $1.99 Marvel 162,600
3 Spawn 66 $1.95 Image 147,351
4 Fantastic Four 13 $1.99 Marvel 130,090
5 Wolverine 118 $1.99 Marvel 128,318
6 Iron Man 13 $1.99 Marvel 110,453
7 Avengers 13 $1.99 Marvel 109,464
8 Ascension 1 $2.50 Image 107,826
9 JLA 12 $1.95 DC 107,015
10 Darkness 8 $2.50 Image 106,082
11 Captain America 13 $1.99 Marvel 102,516
12 Generation X 32 $1.99 Marvel 98,659
13 Curse of the Spawn 13 $1.95 Image 97,451
14 X-Man 32 $1.99 Marvel 90,246
15 X-Force 71 $1.99 Marvel 86,149
16 X-Factor 139 $1.99 Marvel 85,187
17 Gen13 23 $2.50 Image 84,662
18 Cable 48 $1.99 Marvel 83,192
19 Divine Right 1 $2.50 Image 80,548
20 JLA Annual 1 $3.95 DC 78,580
21 Incredible Hulk 458 $1.99 Marvel 76,412
22 New Mutants 1 $2.50 Marvel 75,143
23 Tales of the Witchblade 3 $2.95 Image 74,293
24 Amazing Spider-Man 428 $1.99 Marvel 69,905
25 Gambit 3 $2.50 Marvel 68,357
26 Excalibur 114 $1.99 Marvel 67,921
27 Alpha Flight 4 $1.99 Marvel 64,260
28 Spider-Man 85 $1.99 Marvel 62,314
29 Superman 129 $1.95 DC 62,214
30 Psylocke & Archangel: Crimson Dawn 4 $2.50 Marvel 61,090
31 Spectacular Spider-Man 251 $1.99 Marvel 59,888
32 Action Comics 739 $1.95 DC 59,844
33 Adventures of Superman 552 $1.95 DC 59,737
34 Superman: Man of Steel 73 $1.95 DC 59,682
35 Quicksilver 1 $2.99 Marvel 57,088
36 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 100 $3.95 DC 56,971
37 Batman 548 $1.95 DC 55,897
38 Batman/Predator III: Blood Ties 1 $1.95 DC 55,892
39 Sensational Spider-Man 21 $1.99 Marvel 55,506
40 Deadpool 10 $1.99 Marvel 54,444
41 Tenth 1 $2.50 Image 53,991
42 Kiss: The Psycho Circus 3 $1.95 Image 53,276
43 Batman: The Long Halloween 12 $2.95 DC 51,157
44 Detective Comics 715 $1.95 DC 50,352
45 Thunderbolts 8 $1.99 Marvel 47,367
46 Green Lantern 92 $1.75 DC 46,730
47 Gen13 Bootleg 11 $2.50 Image 46,490
48 Flash 130 $1.75 DC 46,233
49 Preacher 31 $2.50 DC 45,819
50 Flash 131 $1.75 DC 43,919
51 Supergirl 15 $1.95 DC 43,387
52 The X-Files 34 $2.95 Topps 42,801
53 Nightwing 14 $1.95 DC 42,270
54 Maverick 3 $1.99 Marvel 41,101
55 Pitt 15 $2.50 Full Bleed 41,090
56 Batman: Shadow of the Bat 68 $1.95 DC 40,755
57 Ka-Zar 7 $1.99 Marvel 40,660
58 Star Wars: Dark Force Rising 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 40,537
59 Speed Force 1 $3.95 DC 40,095
60 Spider-Man Unlimited 18 $2.99 Marvel 39,883
61 Catwoman 51 $1.95 DC 38,608
62 Heroes for Hire 5 $1.99 Marvel 38,413
63 WildC.A.T.S 42 $2.50 Image 38,223
64 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Annual 7 $3.95 DC 38,100
65 Robin 47 $1.95 DC 37,200
66 Wonder Woman 127 $1.95 DC 37,133
67 Star Wars: Fall of the Sith Empire 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 35,713
68 Xena: Warrior Princess 2 $2.95 Topps 35,517
69 Vampirella/Shi 1 $2.95 Harris 35,154
70 DV8 11 $2.50 Image 35,143
71 Elektra 12 $1.99 Marvel 34,958
72 Marvel Team-Up 3 $1.99 Marvel 34,176
73 Elseworlds Finest 2 $4.95 DC 34,036
74 Venom: Finale 1 $1.99 Marvel 32,940
75 Silver Surfer 133 $1.99 Marvel 32,935
76 Gen13 3-D Edition 1 $4.95 Image 32,784
77 Mage: The Hero Defined 3 $2.50 Image 32,163
78 Shi 2 $2.95 Crusade 32,063
79 Flash Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 32,024
80 Shi: Heaven and Earth 2 $2.95 Crusade 31,973
81 Catwoman Plus 1 $2.95 DC 31,945
82 Starman 36 $2.25 DC 31,794
83 Star War X-Wing: In the Empire's Service 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 31,023
84 Destiny: A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold 1 $5.95 DC 30,922
85 Ka-Zar '97 $2.99 Marvel 30,704
86 Shi: Nightstalkers 1 $3.50 Crusade 30,509
87 Daredevil 369 $1.99 Marvel 30,352
88 Journey into Mystery 514 $1.99 Marvel 30,157
89 Aquaman 38 $1.75 DC 30,028
90 Azrael 35 $1.95 DC 29,905
91 Kents 4 $2.50 DC 29,715
92 Teen Titans 14 $1.95 DC 29,396
93 What If? 102 $1.99 Marvel 28,306
94 Wetworks 33 $2.50 Image 28,077
95 Hitman 20 $2.25 DC 27,848
96 Maxx 33 $1.95 Image 27,736
97 Green Arrow 126 $2.50 DC 27,647
98 Superboy 45 $1.95 DC 27,334
99 Impulse 31 $1.75 DC 27,250
100 Starman Annual 2 $3.95 DC 27,021
101 Star Wars: The Protocol Offensive 1 $4.95 Dark Horse 26,697
102 Divine Right Voyager Pack 1 $3.50 Image 26,372
103 Dreaming 18 $2.50 DC 26,339
104 Evil Ernie: Destroyer (resolicitation) 1 $2.95 Chaos 26,043
105 Legion of Super-Heroes 98 $2.25 DC 25,780
106 WildC.A.T.S/X-Men: The Golden Age 3-D Edition 1 $6.50 Image 25,556
107 Legionnaires 54 $2.25 DC 25,204
108 Bone (resolicitation) 29 $2.95 Cartoon 25,048
109 Nine Volt 4 $2.50 Image 25,031
110 Savage Dragon 41 $2.50 Image 24,953
111 Hawk & Dove 1 $2.50 DC 24,679
112 Kaboom 1 $2.50 Awesome 24,545
113 Books of Magic 42 $2.50 DC 24,382
114 Aliens: Alchemy 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 23,695
115 Strangers in Paradise Vol. 3 9 $2.75 Abstract 23,019
116 Impulse Annual 2 $3.95 DC 23,013
117 Inferno 2 $2.50 DC 22,912
118 Star Trek: Telepathy War 1 $2.99 Marvel 22,130
119 Batman and Robin Adventures 24 $1.75 DC 21,973
120 Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror 3 $2.50 Bongo 21,884
121 Jack Kirby's Fourth World 9 $1.95 DC 21,727
122 Coven 2 $2.50 Awesome 21,504
123 Batman and Robin Adventures Annual 2 $3.95 DC 21,308
124 Michael Moorcock's Multiverse 1 $2.50 DC 21,068
125 Resurrection Man 7 $2.50 DC 20,939
126 Star Trek Unlimited 6 $2.99 Marvel 20,738
127 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 12 $1.99 Marvel 20,481
128 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy 12 $1.99 Marvel 20,084
129 Ghost Rider 90 $1.99 Marvel 19,994
130 Star Trek: Voyager 11 $1.99 Marvel 19,922
131 Invisibles Vol. 2 10 $2.50 DC 19,877
132 Power of Shazam! 32 $1.95 DC 19,737
133 Star Trek: The Early Voyages 10 $1.99 Marvel 19,531
134 Superman Adventures Annual 1 $3.95 DC 19,290
135 Zombieworld: Champion of the Worms 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 19,044
136 Superman Adventures 13 $1.75 DC 19,033
137 House of Secrets 14 $2.50 DC 19,016
138 Vampirella Crossover Gallery 1 $2.95 Harris 18,781
139 Adventures in the DC Universe 8 $1.75 DC 18,748
140 Spectre 59 $2.50 DC 18,502
141 Hellblazer 119 $2.25 DC 18,318
142 Superboy & the Ravers 15 $1.95 DC 18,267
143 Lobo 45 $2.25 DC 17,859
144 More than Mortal 2 $2.95 Liar 17,686
145 Young Heroes in Love 6 $1.75 DC 17,613
146 Terminal City: Aerial Graffiti 1 $2.50 DC 17,574
147 Grendel Tales: The Devil's Apprentice 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 17,490
148 Supreme 53 $2.99 Awesome 17,429
149 Sandman Mystery Theatre 56 $2.50 DC 17,306
150 Adventures in the DC Universe Annual 1 $3.95 DC 17,021
151 Sovereign Seven 28 $2.25 DC 16,780
152 Transmetropolitan 3 $2.50 DC 15,333
153 Steel 44 $1.95 DC 15,115
154 Warrior Nun Areala 2 $2.95 Antarctic 15,003
155 Tick: Big Blue Destiny Keen Edition 1 $2.95 New England 14,958
156 Major Bummer 4 $2.50 DC 14,908
157 Bloody Mary: Lady Liberty 3 $2.50 DC 14,858
158 Ghost 29 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,785
159 X-Files Special Edition 5 $4.95 Topps 14,634
160 Savant Garde 7 $2.50 Image 14,472
161 2020 Visions 7 $2.25 DC 14,259
162 Warrior Nun Areala/Glory $2.95 Antarctic 14,254
163 Solar: Hell on Earth 1 $2.50 Acclaim 14,092
164 Dead King: Burnt 1 $2.95 Chaos 13,494
165 Red Rocket 7 2 $3.95 Dark Horse 13,421
166 Gunsmith Cats: Shades of Gray 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,399
167 X-O Manowar 12 $2.50 Acclaim 13,365
168 Monster Matinee 1 $2.50 Chaos 13,359
169 Oh My Goddess! Special: The Forgotten Promise $2.95 Dark Horse 13,259
170 Ash: Cinder/Smoke (Quesada/Palmiotti cover) 5 $2.95 Event 12,610
171 Sergio AragonŽs Louder than Words 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,538
172 Desperadoes 1 $2.50 Image 12,487
173 Starship Troopers: Brute Creations $2.95 Dark Horse 12,370
174 Wildstorm Sketchbook $2.95 Image 12,236
175 Nexus: Nightmare in Blue 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,085
176 Elric: Stormbringer 7 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,057
177 Poison Elves 27 $2.50 Sirius 11,839
178 Painkiller Jane (Quesada/Palmiotti cover) 4 $2.95 Event 11,755
179 Satanika (resolicitation) 8 $2.95 Verotik 11,571
180 Blade of the Immortal: Dreamsong 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,403
181 Ranma 1/2 Part 6 10 $2.95 Viz 11,179
182 Trinity Angels 7 $2.50 Acclaim 11,163
183 Man Called AX 2 $2.50 DC 11,129
184 Monster Matinee 2 $2.50 Chaos 11,084
185 Elfquest 16 $4.95 Warp 11,001
186 Monster Matinee 3 $2.50 Chaos 10,939
187 Damned 4 $2.50 Image 10,894
188 Turok: Child of Blood $3.95 Acclaim 10,889
189 Cerebus 222 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 10,805
190 Challengers of the Unknown 10 $2.25 DC 10,788
191 Marvel Adventures 8 $1.50 Marvel 10,766
192 Arkaga 1 $2.95 Image 10,738
193 Essential Vertigo: The Sandman 16 $1.95 DC 10,414
194 Quantum & Woody 8 $2.50 Acclaim 10,240
195 Shadowman 11 $2.50 Acclaim 10,145
196 Magnus Robot Fighter 9 $2.50 Acclaim 10,006
197 Ash Cinder/Smoke (Ramos/Palmiotti cover) 5 $2.95 Event 9,458
198 ERB's Tarzan: Modern Prometheus 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,340
199 Dr. Tomorrow 5 $2.50 Acclaim 9,335
200 Usagi Yojimbo 14 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,134
201 Drakuun: The Revenge of Gustav 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,061
202 Painkiller Jane (Leonardi/Palmiotti cover) 4 $2.95 Event 8,966
203 Robotech 4 $2.95 Antarctic 8,938
204 Bloodshot 7 $2.50 Acclaim 8,910
205 Sonic the Hedgehog 53 $1.50 Archie 8,888
206 Neon Genesis Evangelion 1 $3.25 Viz 8,647
207 Jackie Chan's Spartan X 4 $2.95 Topps 8,586
208 Book of Fate 10 $2.50 DC 8,552
209 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 12 $2.95 Image 8,547
210 Troublemakers 10 $2.50 Acclaim 8,508
211 Pinky and the Brain 17 $1.75 DC 8,368
212 Inu Yasha 6 $3.25 Viz 8,195
213 Battle Angel Alita Part 8 4 $2.95 Viz 8,060
214 Foot Soldiers 1 $2.95 Image 8,049
215 Ninjak 11 $2.50 Acclaim 7,876
216 Sirius Gallery Pin-Up Collection $2.85 Sirius 7,781
217 Two Faces of Tomorrow 2 $3.95 Dark Horse 7,714
218 Xero 7 $1.75 DC 7,675
219 A Touch of Silver 5 $2.95 Image 7,339
220 Uncle Scrooge 307 $1.95 Gladstone 7,289
221 Badger 5 $2.95 Image 7,216
222 New Bondage Fairies 11 $2.95 Fantagraphics 7,194
223 Starchild: Mythopolis 1 $2.95 Image 7,194
224 Deity 1 $2.95 Hyperwerks 7,144
225 Scooby-Doo 4 $1.75 DC 7,077
226 Crimson Nun 3 $2.95 Antarctic 7,060
227 Gross Point 4 $2.50 DC 6,853
228 Sabrina the Teenage Witch 8 $1.50 Archie 6,797
229 Animaniacs 31 $1.75 DC 6,792
230 Tzu the Reaper 1 $2.95 Murim 6,786
231 Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing 13 $2.25 DC 6,764
232 Uncle Scrooge Adventures 53 $1.95 Gladstone 6,736
233 No Need for Tenchi Part 3 4 $2.95 Viz 6,613
234 Donald Duck Adventures 47 $1.95 Gladstone 6,590
235 Tick Big Blue Destiy Wicked Keen Edition 1 $4.95 New England 6,506
236 Myst: Book of the Black Ships 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,406
237 Knuckles 7 $1.50 Archie 6,400
238 Cavewoman: Rain 8 $2.95 Caliber 6,395
239 Mixxzine 2 $4.99 Mixxzine 6,305
240 Night Force 12 $2.50 DC 6,233
241 Neon Genesis Evangelion Deluxe 1 $3.25 Viz 6,093
242 Cavewoman: Missing Link 1 $2.95 Basement 6,009
243 Here Come Big People (Conner/Palmiotti cover) 1 $2.95 Event 6,003
244 Razor Uncut 40 $3.00 London Night 5,852
245 Here Come Big People (Geof Darrow cover) 1 $2.95 Event 5,808
246 Maison Ikkoku Part 7 3 $3.25 Viz 5,690
247 Ragmop Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Image 5,646
248 Enchanted 2 $2.95 Sirius 5,517
249 Cartoon Network Presents 4 $1.75 DC 5,506
250 Plastic Little 2 $2.95 CPM 5,450
251 Wingding Orgy Hot Tails Extreme 3 $3.95 Fantagraphics 5,411
252 Archie 466 $1.50 Archie 5,383
253 Mobile Police Patlabor 3 $2.95 Viz 5,355
254 Eat Man 2 $2.95 Viz 5,321
255 Looney Tunes 34 $1.75 DC 5,305
256 Small Press Expo 97 $2.95 Small Press Expo 5,226
257 Countdown Sex Bombs Special $2.95 Fantagraphics 5,159
258 New Vampire Miyu 1 $2.95 Ironcat 5,159
259 Replacement God and Other Stories 2 $2.95 Image 5,131
260 Big Bang Comics 14 $2.95 Image 5,126
261 Strangers in Paradise Vol. 2 Gold Reprint 2 $2.75 Abstract 5,087
262 Betty & Veronica 118 $1.50 Archie 5,053
263 Haunt of Fear 21 $2.50 Gemstone 5,048
264 Flintstones and the Jetsons 4 $1.75 DC 5,025
265 Morrigan 2 $2.95 Sirius 4,874
266 Betty 56 $1.50 Archie 4,818
267 Star Wars: Empire's End TPB $5.95 Dark Horse 4,796
268 Monsterman 1 $2.95 Image 4,746
269 Megahurtz 2 $2.95 Image 4,712
270 Adventures of Aaron 4 $2.95 Image 4,679
271 Bliss Alley 2 $2.95 Image 4,623
272 Return of Lum Part 4 2 $2.95 Viz 4,595
273 More than Mortal (O/A) 1 $2.95 Liar 4,589
274 Veronica 70 $1.50 Archie 4,567
275 Hari Kari: Manga Adventures 1 $2.95 Blackout 4,561
276 Bone Encore Edition 23 $2.95 Cartoon 4,528
277 Real Adventures of Jonny Quest 12 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,461
278 Milk 1 $2.95 Radio 4,416
279 Lust 6 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,405
280 Frontline Combat 10 $2.50 Gemstone 4,382
281 Nameless 5 $2.95 Image 4,371
282 Crime Suspenstories 21 $2.50 Gemstone 4,326
283 Freak Brothers 13 $3.25 Rip Off 4,287
284 Walt Disney's Comics & Stories 618 $6.95 Gladstone 4,271
285 La Cosa Nostroid 5 $2.95 Fireman 4,254
286 Ultimate Strike 10 $3.00 London Night 4,220
287 Archie's Double Digest 96 $2.79 Archie 4,176
288 Gold Digger 37 $2.95 Antarctic 4,097
289 Archie & Friends 26 $1.50 Archie 4,036
290 Snowman: 1944 Special 1 $3.95 Avatar 4,030
291 Chirality 7 $2.95 CPM 4,002
292 Elflord Cuts Loose 1 $2.95 Warp 3,952
293 Coven 13 2 $2.50 No Mercy 3,935
294 Goblin Lord 6 $2.50 Goblin 3,846
295 Midnight Panther 6 $2.95 CPM 3,829
296 Flag Fighters 1 $2.95 Ironcat 3,773
297 Kaos Moon (resolicitation) 4 $2.95 Caliber 3,728
298 Ogenki Clinic 1 $2.95 Ironcat 3,717
299 Jughead 99 $1.50 Archie 3,712
300 Betty & Veronica Digest 92 $1.79 Archie 3,695
301 Double Impact: Raising Hell 1 $2.95 High Impact 3,678
Top Trade Paperbacks (sales not reported)
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Batman: Masque $6.95 DC n/a
2 Dark Horse Annual 1997 $4.95 Dark Horse n/a
3 Life Story of the Flash HC $19.95 DC n/a
4 Witchblade Deluxe Collected Edition $24.95 Image n/a
5 Death: The Time of Your Life SC $12.95 DC n/a
6 Sonic the Hedgehog Firsts $4.95 Archie n/a
7 Oh My Goddess: Love Potion No. 9 $12.95 Dark Horse n/a
8 Han Solo at Star's End $6.95 Dark Horse n/a
9 You're Under Arrest $12.97 Dark Horse n/a
10 Terminal City $19.95 DC n/a




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