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October 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 (prism etched cover) 350 $3.99 Marvel 171,453
2 X-Men 70 $2.99 Marvel 166,928
3 Heroes Reborn: The Return 1 $2.50 Marvel 160,541
4 Spawn 67 $1.95 Image 156,355
5 Heroes Reborn: The Return 2 $2.50 Marvel 145,584
6 Heroes Reborn: The Return 4 $2.50 Marvel 144,138
7 Heroes Reborn: The Return 3 $2.50 Marvel 143,530
8 Witchblade 18 $2.50 Image 134,571
9 Wolverine 119 $1.99 Marvel 127,250
10 JLA 13 $1.95 DC 111,218
11 Wolverine: Days of Future Past 1 $2.50 Marvel 106,333
12 Darkness 9 $2.50 Image 105,405
13 Curse of Spawn 14 $1.95 Image 101,888
14 Generation X 33 $1.99 Marvel 97,448
15 Creech 1 $1.95 Image 94,015
16 X-Man 33 $1.99 Marvel 88,095
17 X-Force 72 $1.99 Marvel 84,815
18 X-Men Unlimited 17 $2.99 Marvel 83,836
19 X-Factor 140 $1.99 Marvel 83,256
20 Cable 49 $1.99 Marvel 82,429
21 Gen13 24 $2.50 Image 82,159
22 Incredible Hulk 459 $1.99 Marvel 76,351
23 Ascension 2 $2.50 Image 74,365
24 Divine Right 2 $2.50 Image 71,050
25 Amazing Spider-Man 429 $1.99 Marvel 69,182
26 Gambit 4 $2.50 Marvel 67,145
27 Excalibur 115 $1.99 Marvel 66,183
28 New Mutants 2 $2.50 Marvel 62,919
29 Alpha Flight 5 $1.99 Marvel 61,416
30 Spider-Man 86 $1.99 Marvel 61,231
31 Superman 130 $1.95 DC 60,493
32 Unlimited Access 1 $2.99 Marvel 60,133
33 Spectacular Spider-Man 252 $1.99 Marvel 59,160
34 Kiss: The Psycho Circus 4 $1.95 Image 58,653
35 Superman: The Man of Steel 74 $1.95 DC 58,276
36 Action Comics 740 $1.95 DC 58,164
37 Adventures of Superman 553 $1.95 DC 58,040
38 Batman 549 $1.95 DC 56,273
39 Sensational Spider-Man 22 $1.99 Marvel 54,725
40 Tangent Comics/Green Lantern 1 $2.95 DC 54,377
41 Tangent Comics/The Joker 1 $2.95 DC 54,360
42 Deadpool 11 $3.99 Marvel 53,729
43 Tangent Comics/The Flash 1 $2.95 DC 52,480
44 Batman: The Long Halloween 13 $4.95 DC 52,176
45 Kitty Pryde: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1 $2.50 Marvel 52,165
46 Xena: Warrior Princess (incl. comic w/photo cover) 0 $2.95 Topps 51,647
47 Quicksilver (two covers) 2 $1.99 Marvel 51,276
48 Tangent Comics/Nightwing 1 $2.95 DC 51,079
49 Detective Comics 716 $1.95 DC 49,959
50 Tangent Comics/The Atom 1 $2.95 DC 49,031
51 Batman/Predator III: Blood Ties 2 $1.95 DC 48,614
52 Tangent Comics/Secret Six 1 $2.95 DC 48,592
53 Tangent Comics/Sea Devils 1 $2.95 DC 48,389
54 Tangent Comics/Doom Patrol 1 $2.95 DC 47,703
55 Tangent Comics/Metal Men 1 $2.95 DC 47,658
56 Thunderbolts 9 $1.99 Marvel 47,297
57 Green Lantern 93 $1.95 DC 46,487
58 Gen13 Bootleg 12 $2.50 Image 45,829
59 Gen13 Interactive 1 $2.50 Image 45,401
60 Preacher 32 $2.50 DC 45,260
61 Gen13 3-D Special 1 $4.95 Image 44,883
62 Sabretooth One Shot $5.99 Marvel 44,219
63 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 101 $1.95 DC 43,308
64 Supergirl 16 $1.95 DC 43,285
65 Tenth 2 $2.50 Image 43,218
66 Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess' Stardust 1 $5.95 DC 42,931
67 Nightwing 15 $1.95 DC 42,734
68 Lady Death: Death Becomes Her 0 $2.95 Chaos 42,666
69 Flash 132 $1.95 DC 42,126
70 X-Files 35 $2.95 Topps 42,058
71 Batman: Shadow of the Bat 69 $1.95 DC 41,676
72 Maverick 4 $1.99 Marvel 41,451
73 Star Wars: Dark Force Rising 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 39,853
74 Ka-Zar 8 $1.99 Marvel 39,363
75 Catwoman 52 $1.95 DC 38,626
76 Wonder Woman 128 $1.95 DC 38,491
77 Man-Thing 1 $2.99 Marvel 37,624
78 WildC.A.T.S 43 $2.50 Image 37,534
79 Robin 48 $1.95 DC 37,286
80 Heroes for Hire 6 $1.99 Marvel 37,241
81 Shi/Vampirella 1 $2.95 Crusade 36,673
82 Star Wars: Fall of the Sith Empire 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 35,216
83 Batman/Phantom Stranger 1 $4.95 DC 34,788
84 Elektra 13 $1.99 Marvel 33,989
85 DV8 12 $2.50 Image 33,944
86 Arcanum 6 $2.50 Image 33,663
87 Mage 4 $2.50 Image 33,224
88 Marvel Team-Up 4 $1.99 Marvel 32,638
89 Silver Surfer 134 $1.99 Marvel 32,289
90 Starman 37 $2.25 DC 31,935
91 Shi: The Series 3 $2.95 Crusade 30,939
92 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron: In the Empire's Service 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 30,922
93 Kabuki 1 $2.95 Image 30,624
94 Azrael 36 $1.95 DC 30,500
95 Daredevil 370 $1.99 Marvel 30,326
96 Aquaman 39 $1.95 DC 30,269
97 What If? 103 $1.99 Marvel 30,202
98 Stormwatch 1 $2.50 Image 29,994
99 Venom: Finale 2 $1.99 Marvel 29,937
100 DV8 vs. Black Ops 1 $2.50 Image 29,628
101 Creeper 1 $2.50 DC 29,358
102 Conan the Usurper 1 $2.50 Marvel 28,846
103 Hellblazer/Books of Magic 1 $2.50 DC 28,452
104 Journey into Mystery 515 $1.99 Marvel 27,709
105 Hitman 21 $2.25 DC 27,608
106 The Kents 5 $2.50 DC 27,332
107 Destiny: A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold 2 $5.95 DC 27,180
108 Robin Plus 2 $2.95 DC 27,140
109 Wetworks 34 $2.50 Image 26,808
110 Impulse 32 $1.95 DC 26,752
111 Superboy 46 $1.95 DC 26,358
112 Hellshock 8 $2.50 Image 26,156
113 Legion of Super-Heroes 99 $2.25 DC 26,122
114 Dreaming 19 $2.50 DC 25,734
115 Savage Dragon 42 $2.50 Image 25,582
116 Legionnaires 55 $2.25 DC 25,132
117 Predator vs. Judge Dredd 1 $2.50 Dark Horse 25,013
118 Phantom Guard 1 $2.50 Image 24,721
119 Coven 3 $2.50 Awesome 24,411
120 Books of Magic 43 $2.50 DC 24,107
121 X-Files Season One: Squeeze $4.95 Topps 23,511
122 Spider-Man Manga 1 $3.99 Marvel 22,971
123 Batman and Robin Adventures 25 $2.95 DC 22,813
124 Evil Ernie: Destroyer 2 $2.95 Chaos 22,599
125 Strangers in Paradise Vol. 3 10 $2.75 Abstract 22,509
126 Vampirella/Dracula Centennial $4.95 Harris 22,205
127 Simpsons Comics 33 $2.25 Bongo 21,924
128 Wildstorm Halloween 97 1 $2.50 Image 21,795
129 Jack Kirby's Fourth World 10 $1.95 DC 21,564
130 Resurrection Man 8 $2.50 DC 21,463
131 Alien Resurrection 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 21,361
132 Aliens: Alchemy 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 20,934
133 Ash: Cinder & Smoke (Quesada/Ramos cover) 6 $2.95 Event 20,354
134 Hawk & Dove 2 $2.50 DC 20,247
135 Hellboy Jr. Halloween Special $3.95 Dark Horse 20,106
136 Invisibles Vol. 2 11 $2.50 DC 20,084
137 Power of Shazam! 33 $1.95 DC 19,921
138 Green Arrow 127 $2.50 DC 19,718
139 Kaboom 2 $2.50 Awesome 19,504
140 Star Trek: Voyager 12 $1.99 Marvel 19,178
141 Ghost Rider 91 $1.99 Marvel 19,122
142 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 13 $1.99 Marvel 19,110
143 Hellblazer 120 $3.50 DC 19,071
144 Spectre 60 $2.50 DC 18,925
145 Star Trek: Starfleet Academy 13 $1.99 Marvel 18,705
146 Star Trek: Early Voyages 11 $1.99 Marvel 18,654
147 Superman Adventures 14 $1.95 DC 18,615
148 House of Secrets 15 $2.50 DC 18,609
149 WildC.A.T.S/X-Men: Silver Age 3-D Edition 1 $6.50 Image 18,548
150 Adventures in the DC Universe 9 $1.95 DC 18,277
151 Lobo 46 $2.25 DC 18,092
152 Superboy & the Ravers 16 $1.95 DC 18,013
153 Supreme 54 $2.99 Awesome 17,456
154 Painkiller Jane (Leonardi/Quesada cover) 5 $2.95 Event 17,180
155 Sandman Mystery Theatre 57 $2.50 DC 17,163
156 Michael Moorcock's Multiverse 2 $2.50 DC 16,899
157 Young Heroes in Love 7 $1.95 DC 16,859
158 Starship Troopers 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 16,724
159 Grendel Tales: Devil's Apprentice 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 16,657
160 Sovereign Seven 29 $2.25 DC 16,623
161 Chaos Nightmare Theater 1 $2.50 Chaos 16,128
162 Chaos Nightmare Theater 2 $2.50 Chaos 15,846
163 Transmetropolitan 4 $2.50 DC 15,824
164 Chaos Nightmare Theater 4 $2.50 Chaos 15,723
165 Chaos Nightmare Theater 3 $2.50 Chaos 15,700
166 Terminal City: Aerial Graffiti 2 $2.50 DC 15,458
167 Steel 45 $1.95 DC 15,351
168 Major Bummer 5 $2.50 DC 14,845
169 Zombieworld Champion of Worms 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,794
170 Ghost 30 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,727
171 Union: Final Vengeance 1 $2.50 Image 14,136
172 Kelley Jones: The Hammer 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,057
173 Bloody Mary: Lady Liberty 4 $2.50 DC 14,001
174 Stormwatch Voyager Pack 1 $3.50 Image 13,781
175 Oh My Goddess Special: Lunchbox of Love $2.95 Dark Horse 13,438
176 2020 Visions 8 $2.25 DC 13,404
177 Squee 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 13,134
178 Master Darque $3.95 Acclaim 13,106
179 Phantom Guard Voyager Pack 1 $3.50 Image 12,622
180 X-O Manowar 13 $2.50 Acclaim 12,436
181 Red Rocket 7 3 $3.95 Dark Horse 12,048
182 Solar: Hell on Earth 2 $2.50 Acclaim 11,896
183 Nexus: Nightmare in Blue 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,649
184 Ranma 1/2 Part Six 11 $2.95 Viz 11,643
185 Blade of the Immortal: Dreamsong 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,536
186 Sergio AragonŽs Louder Than Words 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,525
187 Poison Elves 28 $2.50 Sirius 11,525
188 Angel Fire 3 $2.95 Crusade 11,491
189 Elfquest 17 $4.95 Warp 10,900
190 Cerebus 223 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 10,714
191 Challengers of the Unknown 11 $2.25 DC 10,692
192 Trinity Angels 8 $2.50 Acclaim 10,512
193 Quantum & Woody 9 $2.50 Acclaim 10,298
194 Essential Vertigo: The Sandman 17 $1.95 DC 10,298
195 Desperadoes 2 $2.95 Image 9,825
196 Battle Angel Alita Part Eight 5 $2.95 Viz 9,775
197 Magnus Robot Fighter 10 $2.50 Acclaim 9,550
198 Man Called A-X 3 $2.50 DC 9,527
199 Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan: Tooth & Nail 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,398
200 Shadowman 12 $2.50 Acclaim 9,324
201 Sonic the Hedgehog 54 $1.50 Archie 9,296
202 Usagi Yojimbo 15 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,139
203 Marvel Adventures 9 $1.50 Marvel 9,116
204 Shotgun Mary: Son of the Beast, Daughter of the Light 1 $2.95 Antarctic 9,043
205 Jon Sable 1 $2.95 Caliber 9,032
206 Dr. Tomorrow 6 $2.50 Acclaim 8,919
207 Drakuun: Revenge of Gustav 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,779
208 Bloodshot 8 $2.50 Acclaim 8,734
209 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 13 $2.95 Image 8,615
210 Book of Fate 11 $2.50 DC 8,334
211 Pinky and the Brain 18 $1.95 DC 8,255
212 Troublemakers 11 $2.50 Acclaim 8,188
213 Adventurous Uncle Scrooge McDuck 1 $1.95 Gladstone 8,115
214 Inu Yasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale 7 $3.25 Viz 8,036
215 Kid Death/Fluffy Halloween Special (Cebollero/Quesada cover) 1 $2.95 Event 7,991
216 Immortal Two 5 $2.50 Image 7,715
217 Neon Genesis Evangelion 2 $2.95 Viz 7,659
218 Dark Horse Presents 125 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,648
219 Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck 1 $1.95 Gladstone 7,631
220 Robotech Vermillion 2 $2.95 Antarctic 7,394
221 Warrior Nun: Black and White 5 $2.95 Antarctic 7,338
222 Xero 8 $1.95 DC 7,332
223 Ninjak 12 $2.50 Acclaim 7,321
224 Scooby-Doo 5 $1.95 DC 7,158
225 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 9 $1.50 Archie 7,135
226 New Bondage Fairies 12 $2.95 Fantagraphics 7,130
227 Venus Domina Illustrations $3.95 Verotik 7,102
228 Chi-Chian 1 $2.95 Sirius 7,045
229 Awakening 1 $2.95 Image 6,983
230 Knuckles 8 $1.50 Archie 6,922
231 Sonic Super Special: Sonic Firsts 3 $2.00 Archie 6,910
232 Animaniacs 32 $1.75 DC 6,685
233 No Need for Tenchi Part Three 5 $2.95 Viz 6,635
234 Two Faces of Tomorrow 3 $3.95 Dark Horse 6,466
235 Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing 14 $2.25 DC 6,466
236 Donald Duck 306 $1.95 Gladstone 6,460
237 ESPers 4 $2.95 Image 6,432
238 Badger 6 $2.95 Image 6,370
239 Tales from the Crypt 22 $2.50 Gemstone 6,308
240 Myst: The Book of the Black Ships 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,280
241 Archie 467 $1.50 Archie 6,201
242 Hari Kari: Resurrection 1 $2.95 Blackout 6,139
243 Razor Uncut 41 $3.00 London Night 5,881
244 Secret Plot 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics 5,762
245 Betty & Veronica 119 $1.50 Archie 5,712
246 Strangers in Paradise Gold Logo Edition Vol. 2 3 $2.75 Abstract 5,706
247 Gross Point 5 $2.50 DC 5,565
248 Jughead 100 $1.50 Archie 5,560
249 Maison Ikkoku Part Seven 4 $3.25 Viz 5,532
250 Wingding Orgy Hot Tails Extreme 4 $3.95 Eros 5,515
251 Betty 57 $1.50 Archie 5,515
252 A Distant Soil 22 $2.95 Image 5,436
253 Looney Tunes 35 $1.95 DC 5,397
254 Weird Science 22 $2.50 Gemstone 5,335
255 Darque Razor 1 $3.00 London Night 5,217
256 Cartoon Network Presents: Toonami 5 $1.95 DC 5,200
257 Mobile Police Patlabor 4 $2.95 Viz 5,188
258 Childhood's End 1 $2.95 Image 5,183
259 Coventry 4 $3.95 Fantagraphics 5,166
260 Kabuki (variant cover) 1 $2.95 Image 5,126
261 Plastic Little 3 $2.95 CPM 5,104
262 Tzu the Reaper 2 $2.95 Murim 5,081
263 Soulwind 5 $2.95 Image 5,020
264 Eat-Man 3 $2.95 Viz 4,975
265 Ship of Fools 1 $2.95 Image 4,901
266 Jinx Vol. 2 3 $3.95 Image 4,901
267 Creature 1 $2.95 Antarctic 4,890
268 Full Metal Fiction 4 $3.95 London Night 4,873
269 Cheryl Blossom 8 $1.50 Archie 4,839
270 Veronica 71 $1.50 Archie 4,794
271 Flintstones and the Jetsons 5 $1.95 DC 4,766
272 Luftwaffe 1946 6 $2.95 Antarctic 4,693
273 Deity 2 $2.95 Hyperwerks 4,614
274 Bone Encore Edition 24 $2.95 Cartoon 4,614
275 Big Bang Comics 15 $2.95 Image 4,592
276 Death Angel (includes variant cover) 1 $2.95 Lightning 4,569
277 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 27 $1.50 Archie 4,485
278 Megahurtz 3 $2.95 Image 4,451
279 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 69 $2.79 Archie 4,434
280 Pete the Po'd Postal Worker 1 $2.95 Sharkbait 4,434
281 Return of Lum Part Four 3 $2.95 Viz 4,423
282 Ninja High School 59 $2.95 Antarctic 4,401
283 Enchanted 3 $2.50 Sirius 4,361
284 Walt Disney's Comics & Stories 619 $6.95 Gladstone 4,333
285 Archie's Christmas Stocking 5 $2.00 Archie 4,322
286 Panic 4 $2.50 Gemstone 4,288
287 Neon Genesis Evangelion Special Collectors' Edition 2 $2.95 Viz 4,265
288 Lust 7 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,237
289 New Vampire Miyu 2 $2.95 Ironcat 4,147
290 Chirality 8 $2.95 CPM 4,130
291 Ultimate Strike 11 $3.00 London Night 3,995
292 Midnight Panther 7 $2.95 CPM 3,979
293 Snowman: Dead and Dying 1 $3.00 Avatar 3,962
294 What's Michael: Off Deep End $5.95 Dark Horse 3,928
295 Ravening Trevlin (Utz/Martin/Haley cover) 0 $3.95 Avatar 3,883
296 Monsterman 2 $2.95 Image 3,872
297 Coven 13 3 $2.50 No Mercy 3,821
298 Poe 1 $2.50 Sirius 3,815
299 Pals n' Gals Double Digest 30 $2.79 Archie 3,782
One item was dropped from the list due to mis-classification.




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