Thursday, July 6, 2017

Throwback In Comic Book! July 1996 Top 100 Comic Book Sales

July 1996 Comic Book Sales Rankings
Rankings of Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors

• Marvel, new Viz items, and Kitchen Sink were not distributed by Diamond in this month.
• Diamond was the only comics-shop distributor for DC, Image, Dark Horse, Acclaim, Crusade, Sirius, Chaos, London Night, Gemstone, Wizard, and Broadway.
True industry-wide rankings would thus be much different.

Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherOrder Index
1Spawn52$1.95Image221.00
2Kingdom Come3$4.95DC218.60
3Gen 13 12$2.50Image181.80
4Backlash Spider-Man1$2.50Image126.30
5Backlash Spider-Man2$2.50Image122.20
6Youngblood X-Force$4.95Image110.40
7Witchblade8$2.50Image104.80
8Supergirl1$1.95DC101.80
9Batman534$1.95DC100.00
10Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire3$2.95Dark Horse95.70
11Purgatori The Vampire's Myth1$3.50Chaos94.20
12Detective Comics701$1.95DC92.10
13Batman Black & White4$2.95DC90.40
14Shi Way of the Warrior11$2.95Crusade86.70
15Superman115$1.95DC83.30
16X-Files20$2.95Topps82.50
17Batman: Shadow of the Bat54$1.95DC82.00
18Adventures of Superman538$1.95DC81.90
19Action Comics725$1.95DC81.80
20Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Golden Age$0.99Dark Horse81.70
21Superman: The Man of Steel60$1.95DC80.40
22Robin 33$1.95DC77.20
23X-Files Season One1$3.95Topps76.80
24Manga Shi Shiseji1$2.95Crusade74.10
25Batman Grendel II Bk. 2 Devil's Dance$4.95Dark Horse73.90
26Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight86$1.95DC73.30
27Sin City That Yellow Bastard6$3.50Dark Horse70.80
28Dreaming4$2.50DC70.40
29Savage Dragon30$2.50Image69.40
30Justice League: A Midsummer's Nightmare1$2.95DC68.50
31Preacher Special Saint of Killers2$2.50DC68.20
32Green Lantern78$1.75DC65.60
33Wetworks19$2.50Image65.50
34Catwoman37$1.95DC64.90
35Preacher Special Saint of Killers17$2.50DC64.70
36Star Wars Rogue Squadron: Battalion Tatooine2$2.95Dark Horse64.50
37Flash117$1.75DC63.70
38Batman Legend of the Dark Knight Anniversary6$2.95DC63.60
39Wonder Woman113$1.95DC62.00
40Azrael21$1.95DC60.60
41Grifter1$2.50Image60.30
42Vampirella Death & Destruction1$2.95Harris59.00
43Allegra1$2.50Image56.80
44Superboy & The Ravers1$1.95DC55.50
45Avengelyne4$2.50Maximum54.90
46Weapon Zero6$2.50Image54.40
47Flash Annual9$2.95DC53.60
48Birds of Prey Manhunt1$1.95DC53.00
49Backlash Spider-Man22$2.50Image52.70
50Avengeblade1$2.99Maximum52.20
51Superboy & The Ravers31$1.95DC52.10
52Batman GCPD2$2.25DC52.00
53Brass1$2.50Image52.00
54Cyberforce Annual2$2.95Image51.30
55Artemis Requiem4$1.75DC50.10
56Deathblow0$2.95Image50.10
57Monkeyman & Obrien1$2.95Dark Horse48.60
58Impulse17$1.75DC46.30
59Hitman5$2.25DC46.20
60Aquaman24$1.75DC44.30
61Stormwatch38$2.50Image43.70
62Glory14$2.50Image42.80
63214$2.50Image42.20
64Books of Magic28$2.50DC42.00
65Eradicator2$1.75DC41.70
66Starman22$2.25DC41.70
67Aquamna Annual2$2.95DC41.00
68Prophet8$2.50Image40.80
69Hellboy Wake the Devil2$2.95Dark Horse40.80
70Cyberella1$2.25DC40.40
71Predator Dark River1$2.95Dark Horse40.40
72Alpha Centurion Special1$2.95DC40.00
73Dark Chylde2$2.95Maximum39.90
74Youngblood X-Force10$2.50Image39.80
75Friends of Maxx2$2.95Image38.40
76Essential Vertigo The Sandman2$1.95DC36.70
77Sovereign Seven14$1.95DC36.50
78Decade of Dark Horse1$2.95Dark Horse36.30
79Batman & Robin Adventures10$1.75DC35.90
80Wonder Woman Gallery1$3.50DC34.80
81Animal Mystic Water Wars1$2.95Sirius34.60
82Hellblazer105$2.25DC34.10
83Lobo31$2.25DC33.80
84Legion of Super-Heroes84$2.25DC33.60
85Ghost16$2.50Dark Horse33.40
86Gemini Blood1$2.25DC33.00
87Aztek The Ultimate Man2$1.75DC33.00
88Legionnaires40$2.25DC32.80
89Power of Shazam18$1.75DC31.50
90Maximage8$2.50Image30.90
91Showcase8$2.95DC29.70
92Terminal City3$2.50DC29.60
93Sandman Mystery Theater42$2.25DC28.80
94Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2$1.95Image28.80
95Spectre45$2.25DC28.70
96Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan1$2.95Dark Horse28.30
97Hazard3$1.75Image28.00
98Cyberpunx2$2.50Image27.00
99Green Arrow112$2.25DC26.80
100Steel30$1.95DC26.80