Thursday, August 24, 2017

Throwback In Comic Books! - August 1996 Comic Book Sales


August 1996 Comic Book Sales Rankings
Rankings of Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors
These are rankings for Diamond. Capital City took orders for August, which were fulfilled by Diamond. Capital City did not publish sales charts this month.Marvel was not distributed by Diamond in this month;true industry-wide rankings would thus be much different.


Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherOrder Index
1DV81$2.50Image296.43
2Kingdom Come4$4.95DC255.82
3Spawn53$1.95Image236.14
4Gen 1313A$1.30Image195.36
5Gen 1313B$1.30Image193.82
6Gen 1313C$1.30Image191.44
7Deathblow Wolverine1$2.50Image176.06
8Spawn Bible1$1.95Image153.11
9Witchblade9$2.50Image124.49
10Shattered Image1$2.50Image112.97
11Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire4$2.95Dark Horse104.16
12Dawn4$2.95Sirius103.19
13Shattered Image2$2.50Image101.21
14Batman535$3.95DC100.00
15WildC.A.T.S.32$2.50Image99.88
16Nightwing1$1.95DC97.95
17Shattered Image3$2.50Image95.58
18Detective Comics702$1.95DC92.77
19Superman116$1.95DC87.24
20Action Comics726$1.95DC85.67
21Adventures of Superman539$1.95DC85.16
22X-Files21$2.95Topps85.11
23Supergirl2$1.95DC84.51
24Superman: Man of Steel61$1.95DC84.22
25Tomoe Witchblade Fire Sermon1$3.95Crusade84.14
26Superman: The Man of Tomorrow6$1.95DC79.74
27Teen Titans1$1.95DC79.42
28Batman: Shadow of the Bat55$1.95DC78.93
29Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight87$1.95DC77.24
30Glory Avengelyne II: The Godyssey87$2.99Image76.26
31Preacher Special Saint of Killers3$2.50DC73.41
32X-Files Annual2$3.95Topps72.74
33Preacher Special Saint of Killers18$2.50DC72.33
34Dreaming5$2.50DC71.70
35Robin34$1.95DC71.28
36Green Lantern79$1.75DC71.21
37X-Files Season One2$3.95Topps70.18
38Flash118$1.75DC70.02
39Catwoman38$1.95DC69.47
40Action Comics Annual8$2.95DC68.85
41Wetworks20$2.50Image68.52
42Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Battleground Tatooine3$2.95Dark Horse68.50
43Batman Chronicles6$2.95DC66.79
44Wonder Woman114$1.95DC66.29
45Justice League: Midsummer's Nightmare2$2.95DC65.48
46Cyberforce26$2.50Image64.19
47House of Secrets1$2.50DC63.87
48Glory Avengelyne II: The Godyssey1$2.99Maximum63.22
49Azrael22$1.95DC62.18
50Avengelyne5$2.99Maximum59.59
51Maxx26$1.95Image59.09
52Weapon Zero7$2.50Image56.63
53Blacklash23$2.50Image56.34
54Superboy32$1.95DC55.19
55Grifter2$2.50Image53.75
56Bloody Mary1$2.25DC53.34
57Lady Death1$2.95Chaos53.01
58Pitt in the Blood1$2.50Full Bleed52.65
59Classic Star Wars: Devils Worlds1$2.50Dark Horse52.56
60Dark Chylde3$2.99Maximum51.75
61Savage Dragon31$2.50Image51.68
62Artemis Requiem5$1.75DC51.39
63Astro City Vol. 21$2.50Homage51.29
64Hitman6$2.25DC51.08
65Aquaman25$1.75DC50.73
66Batman GCPD3$2.25DC49.84
67Impulse18$1.75DC48.03
68Superboy & the Ravers2$1.95DC47.99
69Birds of Prey: Manhunt2$1.95DC47.16
70Stromwatch39$2.50Image46.56
71Books of Magic29$2.50DC45.39
72Starman23$2.25DC45.30
73Monkeyman & Obrien2$2.95Dark Horse43.88
74Avengelblade2$2.99Maximum43.69
75Hellboy: Wake the Devil3$2.95Dark Horse43.47
76Legion of Super-Heroes85$2.25DC42.95
77Allegra2$2.50Image42.85
78Brass2$2.50Image41.96
79Eradicator3$1.75DC41.40
80Ash: The Fire Within2$2.95Event41.11
81215$2.50Image41.10
82Prophet9$2.50Image41.08
83Predator: Dark River2$2.95Dark Horse38.64
84Batman & Robin Adventures11$1.75DC38.54
85Lobo Death & Taxes1$2.25DC38.53
86Blindside1$2.50Image38.45
87Hellblazer106$2.25DC36.73
88Sovereign Seven15$1.95DC36.71
89Legionnaires41$2.25DC36.65
90Vampirella Death & Destruction2$2.95Harris36.34
91Lobo Death & Taxes32$2.25DC35.93
92Justice League Annual10$2.95DC35.69
93Youngblood11$2.50Image35.66
94Legion of Super-Heroes Annual7$3.50DC35.65
95Detention Comics1$3.50DC34.98
96Vermillion1$2.25DC34.57
97Ghost17$2.50Dark Horse34.13
98Essential Vertigo The Sandman3$1.95DC34.04
99Body Bags1$2.95Dark Horse33.77
100Power of Shazam19$1.75DC33.65