Thursday, October 5, 2017

Throwback In Comic Books - Top 50 October 1997 Comic Book Sales

October 1997 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors

Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. preorders
1Uncanny X-Men (prism etched cover)350$3.99Marvel171,453
2X-Men70$2.99Marvel166,928
3Heroes Reborn: The Return1$2.50Marvel160,541
4Spawn67$1.95Image156,355
5Heroes Reborn: The Return2$2.50Marvel145,584
6Heroes Reborn: The Return4$2.50Marvel144,138
7Heroes Reborn: The Return3$2.50Marvel143,530
8Witchblade18$2.50Image134,571
9Wolverine119$1.99Marvel127,250
10JLA13$1.95DC111,218
11Wolverine: Days of Future Past1$2.50Marvel106,333
12Darkness9$2.50Image105,405
13Curse of Spawn14$1.95Image101,888
14Generation X33$1.99Marvel97,448
15Creech1$1.95Image94,015
16X-Man33$1.99Marvel88,095
17X-Force72$1.99Marvel84,815
18X-Men Unlimited17$2.99Marvel83,836
19X-Factor140$1.99Marvel83,256
20Cable49$1.99Marvel82,429
21Gen1324$2.50Image82,159
22Incredible Hulk459$1.99Marvel76,351
23Ascension2$2.50Image74,365
24Divine Right2$2.50Image71,050
25Amazing Spider-Man429$1.99Marvel69,182
26Gambit4$2.50Marvel67,145
27Excalibur115$1.99Marvel66,183
28New Mutants2$2.50Marvel62,919
29Alpha Flight5$1.99Marvel61,416
30Spider-Man86$1.99Marvel61,231
31Superman130$1.95DC60,493
32Unlimited Access1$2.99Marvel60,133
33Spectacular Spider-Man252$1.99Marvel59,160
34Kiss: The Psycho Circus4$1.95Image58,653
35Superman: The Man of Steel74$1.95DC58,276
36Action Comics740$1.95DC58,164
37Adventures of Superman553$1.95DC58,040
38Batman549$1.95DC56,273
39Sensational Spider-Man22$1.99Marvel54,725
40Tangent Comics/Green Lantern1$2.95DC54,377
41Tangent Comics/The Joker1$2.95DC54,360
42Deadpool11$3.99Marvel53,729
43Tangent Comics/The Flash1$2.95DC52,480
44Batman: The Long Halloween13$4.95DC52,176
45Kitty Pryde: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.1$2.50Marvel52,165
46Xena: Warrior Princess (incl. comic w/photo cover)0$2.95Topps51,647
47Quicksilver (two covers)2$1.99Marvel51,276
48Tangent Comics/Nightwing1$2.95DC51,079
49Detective Comics716$1.95DC49,959
50Tangent Comics/The Atom1$2.95DC49,031