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December 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 Darkness 11 $2.50 Image 357,006
2 Avengers 1 $2.99 Marvel 194,439
3 Iron Man 1 $2.99 Marvel 186,328
4 Fantastic Four 2 $1.99 Marvel 157,735
5 Uncanny X-Men 352 $1.99 Marvel 156,519
6 X-Men 72 $1.99 Marvel 151,534
7 Spawn 69 $1.95 Image 147,249
8 Captain America 2 $1.99 Marvel 142,765
9 Wolverine 121 $1.99 Marvel 121,830
10 JLA 15 $2.95 DC 109,108
11 Curse Of Spawn 16 $1.95 Image 94,211
12 Generation X 35 $1.99 Marvel 88,553
13 JLA Year One 2 $1.95 DC 88,274
14 JLA Paradise Lost 2 $1.95 DC 83,205
15 Wolverine Days Of Future Past 3 $2.50 Marvel 83,194
16 Superman Red Superman Blue Coll Ed $4.95 DC 79,720
17 X-Man 35 $1.99 Marvel 78,357
18 X-Man Wildcats The Dark Age $4.50 Marvel 78,357
19 Generation X Gen 13 $3.99 Marvel 78,325
20 X-Force 74 $1.99 Marvel 78,325
21 X-Factor 142 $1.99 Marvel 77,151
22 Cable 51 $2.99 Marvel 75,841
23 Incredible Hulk 451 $1.99 Marvel 70,408
24 Divine Right 4 $2.50 Image 69,087
25 Tales Of The Witchblade 4 $2.95 Image 66,292
26 Amazing Spider-Man 431 $1.99 Marvel 66,218
27 Gen 13 25 $3.50 Image 66,061
28 Superman 132 $1.95 DC 65,629
29 Adventures Of Superman 555 $1.95 DC 61,497
30 Kiss The Psycho Circus 6 $2.25 Image 61,160
31 Uncle Sam 2 $4.95 DC 60,997
32 Creech 2 $2.50 Image 60,844
33 X-Man 97 $2.99 Marvel 60,755
34 Excalibur 117 $1.99 Marvel 60,344
35 Peter Parker Spider-Man 88 $1.99 Marvel 58,639
36 Spectacular Spider-Man 254 $1.99 Marvel 56,728
37 Superman Man Of Steel 76 $1.95 DC 53,633
38 New Years Evil Gog 1 $1.95 DC 53,117
39 Batman 551 $1.95 DC 52,638
40 Alpha Flight 7 $1.99 Marvel 52,485
41 Sensational Spider-Man 24 $1.99 Marvel 52,264
42 Deadpool 13 $1.99 Marvel 49,922
43 Unlimited Access 3 $1.99 Marvel 48,474
44 New Years Evil Prometheus 1 $1.95 DC 48,048
45 Bishop Xavier Security Enforcer 2 $2.50 Marvel 47,827
46 Legends Of The DC Universe 1 $1.95 DC 47,600
47 Detective Comics 718 $1.95 DC 47,374
48 Green Lantern 95 $1.95 DC 45,595
49 Thunderbolts 11 $1.99 Marvel 45,574
50 Longshot $3.99 Marvel 45,469
51 Star Wars Crimson Empire 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 44,937
52 Preacher 34 $2.50 DC 44,816
53 Nightwing 17 $1.95 DC 43,563
54 Batman Predator III Blood Ties 4 $1.95 DC 43,389
55 Flash 134 $1.95 DC 42,668
56 Tenth 4 $2.50 Image 42,121
57 Xena Warrior Princess Xena/The C 1 $2.95 Topps 41,931
58 Spawn Movie Adaptation $4.95 Image 41,873
59 Xena Warrior Princess 2 $2.95 Topps 41,652
60 Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight 103 $1.95 DC 41,526
61 Voodoo 2 $2.50 Image 41,384
62 Supergirl 18 $1.95 DC 40,263
63 New Years Evil Scarecrow 1 $1.95 DC 39,936
64 New Years Evil Darkseid 1 $1.95 DC 39,763
65 Kitty Pryde Agent Of Shield 3 $2.50 Marvel 39,689
66 Pitt 16 $2.50 Full Bleed 39,636
67 Conspiracy 1 $2.99 Marvel 39,336
68 Batman Shadow Of The Bat 71 $1.95 DC 39,236
69 Gen 13 Bootleg 14 $2.50 Image 39,136
70 X-Files 37 $2.95 Topps 38,773
71 Wonder Woman 130 $1.95 DC 38,705
72 New Years Evil Mr. Mzyzptlk 1 $1.95 DC 38,699
73 Preacher Special Cassidy Blood And Whiskey $5.95 DC 38,668
74 Robin 50 $2.95 DC 38,557
75 Wildcore 2 $2.50 Image 37,920
76 New Years Evil The Rogues 1 $1.95 DC 37,805
77 Spider-Man Unlimited 19 $2.99 Marvel 37,705
78 Catwoman 54 $1.95 DC 37,041
79 Conspiracy 2 $2.99 Marvel 36,804
80 Star Wars The Last Command 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 36,320
81 Birds Of Prey Batgirl 1 $2.95 DC 35,588
82 Ka Zar 10 $1.99 Marvel 35,583
83 New Years Evil Dark Nemesis 1 $1.95 DC 35,499
84 New Years Evil Body Doubles 1 $1.95 DC 35,488
85 Gen 13 Interactive 3 $2.50 Image 34,957
86 Chase 1 $2.50 DC 34,825
87 Maverick 6 $1.99 Marvel 34,762
88 Gen13 25 $4.50 Image 34,483
89 Werewolf By Night 1 $2.99 Marvel 33,762
90 Shadows & Light 1 $2.99 Marvel 33,562
91 Quicksilver 4 $1.99 Marvel 33,383
92 Heroes For Hire 8 $1.99 Marvel 32,846
93 Starman 39 $2.25 DC 32,630
94 Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess Star 3 $5.95 DC 32,388
95 Mage The Hero Defined 6 $2.50 Image 31,941
96 Elektra 15 $1.99 Marvel 31,714
97 Supergirl Prysm Shot 1 $1.95 DC 31,425
98 Teen Titans 17 $1.95 DC 31,330
99 Superman Distant Fires $5.95 DC 31,320
100 Arcanum 7 $2.50 Image 31,172
101 Silver Surfer 138 $1.99 Marvel 31,072
102 Satana 2 $2.99 Marvel 31,062
103 Fighting American Rules Of The G? 1 $2.50 Awesome 30,862
104 Robin Argent Double Shot 1 $1.95 DC 30,098
105 Moon Knight 2 $2.50 Marvel 29,877
106 What If? 105 $1.99 Marvel 29,193
107 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Making $3.95 Dark Horse 29,014
108 X-Files Ground Zero 2 $2.95 Topps 28,930
109 Aquaman 41 $1.95 DC 38,835
110 Daredevil 372 $1.99 Marvel 28,472
111 Batgirl Adv 1 $2.95 DC 28,440
112 Dv8 14 $2.50 Image 28,235
113 Azrael 38 $1.95 DC 28,224
114 Marvel Team Up 6 $1.99 Marvel 27,751
115 Shi The Series 5 $2.95 Crusade 26,945
116 Stormwatch 3 $2.50 Image 26,756
117 Hitman 23 $2.25 DC 26,345
118 Maxx 35 $1.95 Image 25,908
119 Superman Red Superman Blue Standard Ed. $3.95 DC 25,856
120 Power of Shazam 35 $1.95 DC 25,793
121 Journey Into Mystery 517 $1.99 Marvel 25,250
122 Superboy 48 $1.95 DC 25,092
123 Legion Of Super Heroes 101 $2.25 DC 25,019
124 Superboy Risk Double Shot 1 $1.95 DC 24,882
125 Legends Of The Legion 1 $2.25 DC 24,877
126 Shi East Wind Rain 2 $3.50 Crusade 24,692
127 Savage Dragon 44 $2.50 Image 24,577
128 Impulse 34 $1.95 DC 24,535
129 Legionnaires 57 $2.25 DC 24,387
130 Dreaming 21 $2.50 DC 24,277
131 Impulse Atom Double Shot 1 $1.95 DC 24,140
132 Conan The Usurper 3 $2.50 Marvel 24,119
133 Bad Boy $4.95 Oni 24,050
134 Hellboy Christmas Special $3.95 Dark Horse 24,024
135 DV8 vs. Black Ops 3 $2.50 Image 23,861
136 Vampirella 2 $2.95 Harris 23,629
137 Kents 7 $2.50 DC 23,319
138 Books Of Magic 45 $2.50 DC 23,219
139 Batman Adv The Lost Years 2 $1.95 DC 23,119
140 Man-Thing 3 $2.99 Marvel 22,961
141 Awesome Holiday Special 1 $2.50 Awesome 22,624
142 Secret Origins $4.95 DC 22,508
143 Martha Washington Saves The W? 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 22,445
144 Ash 2 $2.95 Event 22,176
145 Kabuki 2 $2.95 Image 22,145
146 Resurrection Man 10 $2.50 DC 21,750
147 Stangers In Paradise Vol. III 11 $2.75 Abstract 21,539
148 X-Files Season One Conduit $4.95 Topps 20,971
149 Evil Ernie Destroyer 4 $2.95 Chaos 20,860
150 Books Of Magic Annual 2 $3.95 DC 20,724
151 Simpsons Comics 34 $2.25 Bongo 20,397
152 Superman Adv Special Superman? 1 $2.95 DC 20,371
153 Jack Kirbys 4th World 12 $1.95 DC 19,997
154 Spectre Final Issue 62 $2.50 DC 19,660
155 Invisibles Vol. 2 13 $2.50 DC 19,523
156 Leave It To Chance 8 $2.95 Image 19,429
157 Green Arrow 129 $2.50 DC 19,392
158 Phantom Guard 3 $2.50 Image 19,392
159 Predator Vs Judge Dredd 3 $2.50 Dark Horse 19,318
160 Star Trek Voyager 14 $1.99 Marvel 18,639
161 Star Trek Voyager 15 $1.99 Marvel 18,307
162 Star Trek Deep Space Nine 15 $1.99 Marvel 18,292
163 Ghost Rider 93 $2.99 Marvel 18,292
164 Star Trek Starfleet Academy 15 $1.99 Marvel 17,913
165 Star Trek Early Voyages 13 $1.99 Marvel 71,823
166 Superman Adv 16 $1.95 DC 17,813
167 Creeper 3 $2.50 DC 17,481
168 Hellblazer 122 $2.25 DC 17,465
169 Adventures In The DC Universe 11 $1.95 DC 17,265
170 House Of Secrets 17 $2.50 DC 17,165
171 Aliens Kidnapped 1 $2.50 Dark Horse 17,155
172 Inferno 4 $2.50 DC 17,097
173 Lobo 48 $2.25 DC 16,970
174 Superboy & The Ravers 18 $1.95 DC 16,586
175 Supreme 56 $2.99 Awesome 16,397
176 Pantha 1 $3.50 Harris 16,165
177 Sandman Mystery Theatre 59 $2.50 DC 16,002
178 Predator Nemesis 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 16,002
179 Painkiller Jane 7 $2.95 Event 15,686
180 Spider-Man Manga 4 $2.99 Marvel 15,397
181 Sovereign Seven 31 $2.25 DC 15,312
182 Spider-Man Manga 5 $2.99 Marvel 15,307
183 Transmetropolitan 6 $2.50 DC 15,107
184 Lobo Fragtastic Voyage $5.95 DC 14,907
185 Young Heroes In Love 9 $1.95 DC 14,570
186 Ghost 32 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,470
187 Paul Chadwicks Concrete Strang? 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,396
188 Omen Save The Chosen 3 $2.95 Chaos 14,370
189 Hawk & Dove 4 $2.50 DC 14,323
190 Ticks Big Yule Log Special 98 $3.50 New England 13,975
191 Darque Passages 1 $2.50 Acclaim 13,870
192 More Than Mortal 3 $2.95 Liar 13,849
193 Terminal City Aerial Graffiti 4 $2.50 DC 13,560
194 Steel 47 $2.50 DC 13,381
195 Major Bummer 7 $2.50 DC 13,259
196 Gunsmith Cats Goldie Vs Misty 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,033
197 Oh My Goddess Special Youre So Bad $3.95 Dark Horse 12,796
198 Michael Moorcocks Multiverse 4 $2.50 DC 12,486
199 Astro City Vol. 2 3D $4.95 Image 12,417
200 2020 Visions 10 $2.25 DC 12,117
201 Battlestar Galactica 1 $2.99 Realm 11,949
202 Blade Of The Immortal Dreamsong 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,328
203 Ranma Pt Six 13 $2.95 Viz 11,317
204 X-O Manowar 15 $2.50 Acclaim 11,038
205 DV8 Voyager Pack 14 $3.50 Image 10,822
206 Poision Elves 30 $2.50 Sirius 10,775
207 Scud The Disposable Assassin 19 $2.95 Fireman 10,707
208 Solar Hell On Earth 4 $2.50 Acclaim 10,696
209 Elfquest 19 $4.95 Warp 10,617
210 Cerebus 225 $2.25 Aardvark-Vana 10,507
211 Sergio Aragones Louder Than Wo? 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,217
212 Quantum & Woody 11 $2.50 Acclaim 10,122
213 Desperadoes 4 $2.95 Image 9,949
214 Essential vertigo the Sandman 19 $1.95 DC 9,906
215 Kelley Jones The Hammer 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,759
216 Turok Tales Of The Lost Land $2.50 Acclaim 9,606
217 Trinity Angels 10 $2.50 Acclaim 9,549
218 Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Tarz? 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,317
219 Zombieworld home For The Holidays $2.95 Dark Horse 9,175
220 Challengers Of The Unknown 13 $2.25 DC 9,127
221 Sonic The Hedgehog 56 $1.75 Archie 9,122
222 7th System 1 $2.95 Sirius 8,748
223 Razor Embrace The Spawning $3.00 London Night 8,659
224 Drakuun The Revenge Of Gustav 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,401
225 Magnus Robot Fighter 12 $2.50 Acclaim 8,212
226 Doctor Tomorrow 8 $2.50 Acclaim 8,196
227 Elfquest Worldpool Special 2 $2.95 Warp 8,185
228 Shadowman 14 $2.50 Acclaim 8,075
229 Pulp Vol. 2 1 $5.95 Viz 8,033
230 Cutie Honey 1 $2.95 Ironcat 8,033
231 Battle Angel Alita Pt Eight 7 $2.95 Viz 7,896
232 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale 9 $3.25 Viz 7,790
233 Marvel Adventures 11 $1.50 Marvel 7,780
234 Bloodshot 10 $2.50 Acclaim 7,733
235 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 15 $2.95 Image 7,727
236 Pinky And The Brain 20 $1.95 DC 7,717
237 Troublemakers 13 $2.50 Acclaim 7,554
238 Sonic Super Special 4 $2.25 Archie 7,306
239 Lost 2 $2.95 Chaos 6,990
240 Knuckles 10 $1.75 Archie 6,911
241 No Need For Tenchi Pt Four 1 $2.95 Viz 6,869
242 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 11 $1.95 Archie 6,859
243 Serpentina 1 $2.95 Lightning 6,832
244 Neon Genesis Evangelion 4 $2.95 Viz 6,764
245 Robotech Vermillion 3 $2.95 Antarctic 6,606
246 Dark Horse Presents 127 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,580
247 Warrior Nun Black And White 6 $2.95 Antarctic 6,580
248 Scooby-Doo 7 $1.95 DC 6,559
249 Acme Novelty Library 9 $4.50 Fantagraphics 6,553
250 Dork 5 $2.95 Slave Labor 6,522
251 New Bondage Fairies 14 $2.95 Fantagraphics 6,464
252 Mystic Funnies 1 $5.95 Nincompoop 6,369
253 Adventurous Uncle Scrooge Mcdu? 2 $1.95 Gladstone 6,238
254 Imortal Two 7 $2.95 Image 6,217
255 Animaniacs 34 $1.95 DC 6,206
256 Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing 16 $2.25 DC 6,174
257 Man Called A X 5 $2.50 DC 6,169
258 Xero 10 $1.95 DC 6,143
259 Hong On The Range 1 $2.95 Image 6,132
260 Sinthia 2 $2.95 Lightning 6,101
261 Legend Of Mother Sarah City of A? 2 $3.95 Dark Horse 5,743
262 Grendel Devil By The Deed New Pig? $3.95 Dark Horse 5,680
263 Uncle Scrooge And Donald Duck 2 $1.95 Gladstone 5,648
264 Badger 8 $2.95 Image 5,511
265 Scare Tactics 11 $2.25 DC 5,480
266 Maison Ikkoku Pt Seven 6 $3.25 Viz 5,459
267 Archie 469 $1.75 Archie 5,401
268 Two Faces Of Tomorrow 5 $3.95 Dark Horse 5,395
269 Espers 5 $2.95 Image 5,385
270 Plastic Little 5 $2.95 CPM 5,337
271 Donald Duck 307 $1.95 Gladstone 5,274
272 Razor Uncut 43 $3.00 London Night 5,222
273 Hypersonic 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,201
274 A Distant Soil 23 $2.95 Image 5,116
275 Betty & Veronica 121 $1.75 Archie 5,032
276 Eat-Man 5 $2.95 Viz 4,995
277 Neon Genesis Evangelion Coll Ed. 4 $2.95 Viz 4,995
278 Haunt Of Fear 22 $2.50 Gemstone 4,901
279 Strangers In Paradise Gold Logo Ed, 5 $2.75 Abstract 4,869
280 Nights Into Dreams 2 $1.75 Archie 4,853
281 Looney Tunes 37 $1.95 DC 4,843
282 Betty 59 $1.75 Archie 4,722
283 Mobile Police Patlabor 6 $2.95 Viz 4,722
284 Deity 4 $2.95 Hyperwerks 4,632
285 Darque Razor 3 $3.00 London Night 4,569
286 Redeemers 1 $2.95 Antarctic 4,527
287 Cheryl Blossom 10 $1.75 Archie 4,474
288 Veronica 73 $1.75 Archie 4,427
289 Crime Suspenstories 22 $2.50 Gemstone 4,406
290 Cartoon Network Presents 7 $1.95 DC 4,390
291 Ninja High School 60 $2.95 Antarctic 4,311
292 American Spendor Odds & Ends? $2.95 Dark Horse 4,269
293 Return Of Lum Pt Four 5 $2.95 Viz 4,243
294 Chi Chian 2 $2.95 Sirius 4,237
295 Soulwind 6 $2.95 Image 4,195
296 New Vampire Miyu 4 $2.95 Ironcat 4,185
297 Chirality 10 $2.95 CPM 4,179
298 Frontline Combat 11 $2.50 Gemstone 4,179
299 Rheintochter 1 $2.95 Antarctic 4,169
300 The God Of Sex2 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,137




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