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1961 Comic Book Sales Figures
Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Publishers' Statements of Ownership



Title Publisher Avg. paid circ.
1) Uncle Scrooge Delladstone/Disney/Gladstone 853,928
2) Superman DC 820,000
3) Superboy DC 655,000
4) Superman's Pal Jimmy OlsenSuperman Family DC 520,000
5) Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lanee DC 515,000
6) Tarzan DellC/Marvel 509,355
7) Batman DC 485,000
8) Action Comics DC 485,000
9) World's Finest Comics DC 480,000
10) Adventure Comics DC 460,000




11) Archie Archie 458,039
12) Turok, Son of Stone Dell 377,145
13) Justice League of America DC 335,000
14) Detective Comics DC 325,000
15) Betty and Veronica Archie 308,227
16) Blackhawk DC 305,000
17) Flash DC 305,000
18) Archie Giant Series Archie 257,460
19) Green Lantern DC 255,000
20) Pep Comics Archie 250,317




21) Brave & Bold DC 245,000
22) Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Archie 244,897
23) Laugh Comics Archie 241,416
24) Adventures of the Fly Archie 240,452
25) Mystery in Space DC 240,000
26) Showcase DC 240,000
27) Archie's Pal Jughead Archie 238,640
28) Challengers of the Unknown DC 235,000
29) Wonder Woman DC 230,000
30) House of Mystery DC 225,000




31) Richie Rich Harvey 220,505
32) My Greatest Adventure Patrol DC 220,000
33) Rip Hunter, Time Master DC 215,000
34) Strange Adventures DC 210,000
35) Our Fighting Forces DC 210,000
36) House of Secrets DC 205,000
37) Star-Spangled War Storiesangled War Stories/Unknown Soldier DC 205,000
38) Sugar & Spike DC 195,000
39) Tales of the Unexpected Unexpected DC 195,000
40) Tales to Astonishulk Marvel 184,895




41) Tales of Suspenseerica Marvel 184,635
42) All-American Westernican Men of War DC 180,000
43) Forbidden Worlds ACG 178,600
44) Adventures into the Unknown ACG 165,200
45) Fox & The Crow DC 165,000
46) Unknown Worlds ACG 159,000
47) Rawhide Kid Marvel 150,162
48) Unusual Tales Charlton 136,414





Average for comics
306,652





Magazines


Mad EC 1,209,918


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