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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:41:48 pm 
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If anyone has the early issues of Wizard, and a scanner...
I need a scan of the Top 100 page (Diamond Sales Lists).

Here's an example from Wizard #13:

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I need the scans for Wizard #1 through Wizard #19, and they need
to be clear enough to read the fine print for the comics listed.

Thanks!

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P.S. Actually, I'm not sure that there is a Top 100 list in earlier issues,
but I'd like to have a scan if there is.


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I have all of the early Wizard issues Greg ... hopefully I kept them all. I know I have at least the first years worth - I will take a look tonight or this weekend if at all possible, and start scanning.


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I have all the issues and can scan them for you like I did the V Bible last night. Scan to text word.


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Sure, that would work, too.

I'll post on this thread when I've received the pages
so that others won't have to duplicate the effort. :)


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Found Wizards 1-12 ... I think my copies of 13+ are still bagged. #1 doesn''t have a top 100 like you listed, but they start in issue #2.

I don't have any OTR software to pull the text if that is what you are looking for, but I will scan very high definition copies for you tonight when I get back from class if they are still needed.

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It would work either way... image or text.
There aren't many Valiant issues in the early lists anyway. :)


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Greg I will see if I can scan them tonight. He is some Wizard info for you.
Wizard #5. Jan 1992
Magnus 0 $30.00, Magnus #1 10.00, Solar 1 2.25, X-O 1 2.00
There were no ads by Valiant in this issue.
The first mention of Valiant picking up attention I found.
“Has anyone noticed that all of the Valiant titles are slowly climbing up the price charts? Magnus, Solar X-O M anowar all continue to gain value and readers. Amid the Marvel/DC/Dark Horse hype, Valiant appears to be a wild card in the deck”
They also have Rai #1 in the Pick’s from the wizards hat for the hottest books to ship in December.
Top 100 by Diamond/Capital
X-O #1 is 87th
Magnus #9 is 88th


Wizard #6 Feb 1992
Harbinger 1 $1.95,Magnus 0 $30.00, #1 $10.00, Solar 1 $2.25, X-O 1 $2.00
There were 3 full pages ads by Valiant in this issue.
Capital City pie chart shows Voyager has 1.25% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond/Capital
Magnus #10 is 84th
Rai #1 is 93rd

Wizard #7 March 1992 (first Valiant cover/ X-O Manowar cover by BWS.)
Harbinger 1 $1.95, Magnus 0 $30.00, #1 $10.00, Solar 1 $2.75, X-O 1 $2.75
There were 4 full pages ads by Valiant in this issue. First Kingpin add.
A 7 page story/interview with Jim Shooter. A 4 page story/interview with BWS.
They also have Shadowman #1 in the Pick’s from the wizards hat for the hottest books to ship in February.
Top 100 by Diamond/Capital
Magnus #11 is 77th
Solar #8 is 95th


Wizard #8 April 1992
Harbinger 1 $6.00, Magnus 0 $32.00, #1 $11.00, Solar 1 $4.50, X-O 1 2.75
There were 3 full pages ads by Valiant in this issue. One was the Unity red cover.
Interesting Kingpin ad. “The first 1000 people to respond to this ad will be entered into a drawing for a Magnus 0 set signed by Shooter.”
Valiant mentioned in Market watch.
Top 100 by Diamond/Capital
Magnus #12 is 81st
Shadowman #1 is 88th
Solar # is 97th


Wizard #9 May 1992
Harbinger 1 $6.00, Magnus 0 $32.00, #1 $11.00, Solar 1 $5.00, X-O 1 $3.00
There were 3 full pages ads by Valiant in this issue.
A 5 page story/interview with Steve Massarsky.
Full page article “Wizards Crystal Ball” about Archer & Armstrong #0. Talks about print runs and how rare Valiant books are. “For every copy of Harbinger #1 printed there are 200 copies of X-Men #1” They also talk about Valiant being the next Marvel comparing it to Marvel in 1961.
Valiant mentioned in Market watch.
Top 100 by Diamond/Capital
*there were no Valiant books in the top 100

Wizard #10 June 1992 (1st Valiant hits wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $12.00, Magnus 0 $32.00, #1 $11.00, Solar 1 $5.75, X-O 1 $3.00
There were 3 full pages ads by Valiant in this issue.
Harbinger #1 Hits #9 in Wizard top 10.
Valiant mentioned in Market watch. “Demand for Valiant is hitting fevered pitch”
Top 100 by Diamond/Capital
Archer & Armstrong #0 is 64th

Wizard #11 July 1992 (2 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $12.00, Magnus 0 $32.00, #1 $11.00, Solar 1 $5.75, X-O 1 $3.50
There were 3 full pages ads by Valiant in this issue.
They also have Untiy #1 in the Pick’s from the wizards hat for the hottest books to ship in June.
Top 100 by Diamond/Capital
9 Valiant books in top 100
Unity #0 is 23rd

Wizard #12 August 1992 (3 books in Wizard top 10, 1st Valiant at #1 w/ Harb #1)
Harbinger 1 $32.00, Magnus 0 $65.00, #1 $12.00, Solar 1 $7.00, X-O 1 $8.00
There were 3 full pages ads by Valiant in this issue
Top 100 by Diamond
9 Valiant books in top 100
Archer & Armstrong #2 is 56th

Wizard #13 September 1992 (3 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $42.00, Magnus 0 $65.00, #1 $13.00, Solar 1 $8.00, X-O 1 $12.00
There were 3 full pages ads by Valiant in this issue
Full page article “Wizards Crystal Ball” about Hard Corps #1 and Harbinger 10.
Capital City & Diamond pie charts shows Valiant has 4.2% of market share.
Market Watch “…big time collectables…..best to buy when you consider future value. Check out the soon to be released Rising Spirit (This became Bloodshot)who makes his first appearance in the pages of Eternal Warrior.”
Top 100 by Diamond
3 Valiant books in top 100
Harbinger 10 is 84th

Wizard #14 October 1992 (2 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $70.00, Magnus 0 $85.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $13.00, X-O 1 $20.00
**Spotlight on Gold Variants. EW flat 125.00, EW Foil 160.00, Unity red 125.00, AA #0 $125.00
There were 4 full pages ads by Valiant in this issue.
Top 100 by Diamond
4 Valiant books in top 100
Rai #0 is 40th

Wizard #15 Nov 1992 (4 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $75.00, Magnus 0 $100.00, #1 $32.00, Solar 1 $14.00, X-O 1 $20.00
Market Watch “The recent departure os Jim Shooter…rocked the Valiant boat a bit…but the high quality of the comics has remained the same…”
Top 100 by Diamond
3 Valiant books in top 100

Wizard #16 Dec 1992 (6 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $75.00, Magnus 0 $100.00, #1 $32.00, Solar 1 $14.00, X-O 1 $20.00
Top 100 by Diamond
6 Valiant books in top 100

Wizard #17 Dec 1992 (7 books in Wizard top 10) (Valiant Cover by David Lapham)
Harbinger 1 $90.00, Magnus 0 $100.00, #1 $35.00, Solar 1 $17.00, X-O 1 $22.00
Top 100 by Diamond
8 Valiant books in top 100

Wizard #18 Feb 1993 (7 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $90.00, Magnus 0 $100.00, #1 $35.00, Solar 1 $22.00, X-O 1 $25.00
Capital City & Diamond pie charts shows Valiant has 9.23% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
7 Valiant books in top 100

Wizard #19 March 1993 (6 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $95.00, Magnus 0 $100.00, #1 $35.00, Solar 1 $22.00, X-O 1 $25.00
Top 100 by Diamond
9 Valiant books in top 100

Wizard #20 April 1993 (5 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $105.00, Magnus 0 $105.00, #1 $37.00, Solar 1 $23.50, X-O 1 $26.00
Top 100 by Diamond
10 Valiant books in top 100
A Valiant book breaks the top ten for the first time with Rai #9 at the #4 spot.

Wizard #21 May 1993 (7 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $120.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $37.00, Solar 1 $25.00, X-O 1 $27.50
Capital City & Diamond pie charts shows Valiant has 10.33% of market share. At the same time dc has only 15.68%.
Top 100 by Diamond
10 Valiant books in top 100
Magnus #25 is 7th

Wizard #22 June 1993 (6 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $120.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $37.00, Solar 1 $26.00, X-O 1 $31.00
Capital City & Diamond pie charts shows Valiant has 6.28% of market share. At the same time dc has only 14.47%.
Market Watch “..sales of the Valiant Gold editions seem to be hitting a slump..”
Top 100 by Diamond
11 Valiant books in top 100
Turok #1 is 6th

Wizard #23 July 1993 (2 books in Wizard top 10)(Deathmate cover w/V & Image)
Harbinger 1 $120.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $37.00, Solar 1 $26.00, X-O 1 $31.00
Capital City & Diamond pie charts shows Valiant has 10.23% of market share. At the same time dc has 27.55%.
Top 100 by Diamond
12 Valiant books in top 100
X-O #0 is 4th

Wizard #24 Aug 1993 (3 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $120.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $47.50, Solar 1 $30.00, X-O 1 $35.00
Capital City & Diamond pie charts shows Valiant has 11.86% of market share. At the same time dc has 16.11%.
Market Watch “Valiant released a signed version of Bloodshot #6 to retailers at the Capital City trade show in May”
Top 100 by Diamond
13 Valiant books in top 100
Deathmate Prologue is #1
Secret Weapons #1 is 9th

Wizard #25 Sept 1993 (4 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $125.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $47.50, Solar 1 $32.50, X-O 1 $36.00
Capital City & Diamond pie charts shows Valiant has 8.69% of market share. At the same time dc has 16.19%.
Market Watch “The diamond unity TPB books were given to retailers that ordered a total of 400 Unity Books”
Top 100 by Diamond
15 Valiant books in top 100
Deathmate red is 3rd
Deathmate black is 4th
Deathmate yellow is 5th
Deathmate Blue is 6th

Wizard #26 October 1993 (4 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $125.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $47.50, Solar 1 $32.50, X-O 1 $36.00
Top 100 by Diamond
12 Valiant books in top 100
Deathmate Epilogue is 7th

Wizard #27 November 1993 (2 books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $125.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $47.50, Solar 1 $32.50, X-O 1 $36.00
Market Watch “demand for Valiant has reached a plateau….many dealers starting to sell books at 50% off..”
Top 100 by Diamond
14 Valiant books in top 100
2nd Life of Dr Mirage #2 is 39th

Wizard #28 December 1993 (no books in Wizard top 10)(Bound in Ninjak posted)
Harbinger 1 $120.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $47.50, Solar 1 $32.50, X-O 1 $40.00
Top 100 by Diamond
13 Valiant books in top 100
Solar #29 is 28th

Wizard #29 January 1994 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $120.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $47.50, Solar 1 $36.00, X-O 1 $40.00
Top 100 by Diamond
14 Valiant books in top 100
Ninjak #1 is 4th

Wizard #30 February 1994 (1 book in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $110.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $47.50, Solar 1 $36.00, X-O 1 $40.00
Top 100 by Diamond
16 Valiant books in top 100
Bloodshot #0 is 13th

Wizard #31 March 1994 (1 book in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $90.00, #1 $40.00, Solar 1 $32.00, X-O 1 $36.00
Top 100 by Diamond
16 Valiant books in top 100
Shadowman #0 is 20th

Wizard #32 April 1994 (1 book in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $30.00, X-O 1 $30.00
An interesting ad for a new Valiant series called Star Watchers showing the cover of Psi Lords.
Top 100 by Diamond
14 Valiant books in top 100
Ninjak 4 is 30th

Wizard #33 May 1994 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $30.00, X-O 1 $30.00
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 7.51% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
11 Valiant books in top 100
Armorines #1 is 36th

Wizard #34 June 1994 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $30.00, X-O 1 $32.00
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 5.60% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
9 Valiant books in top 100
Ninjak 5 is 59th

Wizard #35 July 1994 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $30.00, X-O 1 $33.00
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 5.63% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
8 Valiant books in top 100
Psi-Lords #1 is 32nd

Wizard #36 August 1994 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $31.50, X-O 1 $33.00
5 page Chaos Effect article.
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 5.96% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
18 Valiant books in top 100
Chaos Effect Alpha is 28th

Wizard #37 Sept 1994 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $31.50, X-O 1 $33.00
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 8.76% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
2 Valiant books in top 100
Geomancer #1 is 47th

Wizard #38 October 1994 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $28.00, X-O 1 $33.00
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 3.11% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
3 Valiant books in top 100
Timewalker #1 is 61st

Wizard #39 November 1994 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $28.00, X-O 1 $33.00
7 page interview with Bob Layton.
Market Watch ….No mention of Valiant at all.
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 4.24% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
4 Valiant books in top 100
Ninjak #11 is 71st

Wizard #40 December 1994 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $100.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $27.00, X-O 1 $31.00
Market Watch ….No mention of Valiant at all.
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 4.50% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
2 Valiant books in top 100
Ninjak #12 is 82nd

Wizard #41 January 1995 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $90.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $27.00, X-O 1 $31.00
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 4.09% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
0 Valiant books in top 100

Wizard #42 February 1995 (no books in Wizard top 10)(Back cover Valiant ad)
Harbinger 1 $90.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $27.00, X-O 1 $31.00
Market Watch ….No mention of Valiant at all.
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 4.12% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
1 Valiant books in top 100
Visitor #1 is 92nd

Wizard #43 March 1995 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $80.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $27.00, X-O 1 $31.00
Market Watch ….No mention of Valiant at all.
Diamond pie chart shows Valiant has 3.46 % of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
0 Valiant books in top 100

Wizard #44 April 1995 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $70.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $27.00, X-O 1 $31.00
8 page article on birthquake and Acclaim revamp.
Diamond pie chart shows Acclaim has 3.13 % of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
0 Valiant books in top 100

Wizard #45 May 1995 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $70.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $27.00, X-O 1 $30.00
7 page interview with Jim Shooter
Diamond pie chart shows Acclaim has 4.08% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
0 Valiant books in top 100

Wizard #46 June 1995 (no books in Wizard top 10)
Harbinger 1 $70.00, Magnus 0 $80.00, #1 $30.00, Solar 1 $27.00, X-O 1 $30.00
Diamond pie chart shows Acclaim has 5.69% of market share.
Top 100 by Diamond
2 Acclaim books in top 100


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Thanks for this info... it's very helpful.

I'm looking for the Top 100 lists to help me with the print run estimates. The order that the books appear in the Top 100 should also be the
order of the print runs for that month
(so that I can make adjustments to our estimates).

Also, comparing to Marvel or DC books where the print runs
are known could be helpful for Valiant.

Thanks again... looking forward to the Top 100's!


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greg wrote:
Thanks for this info... it's very helpful.

I'm looking for the Top 100 lists to help me with the print run estimates. The order that the books appear in the Top 100 should also be the
order of the print runs for that month
(so that I can make adjustments to our estimates).

Also, comparing to Marvel or DC books where the print runs
are known could be helpful for Valiant.

Thanks again... looking forward to the Top 100's!


I have every Wizard from 1 to 100. Just let me know what you want me to look up.


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Greg I just sent you scans of Wizard 5-12. I could not find Wizard 1-4. It would be easier if we could chat online or on the phone and I could just look up stuff for you as needed.

Let me know if that will work for you.


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Great! Looks like I received Wizard 5 through 12... thanks.

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Wow, great info x-omatic, interesting to read. 7 out of top 10 hot books, amazing! The good old days!!!

Greg, not sure what dimentions you were looking for, I scanned at 72 dpi (anything else is wasted on-screen!) and at 200% of original size. Wrote .JPG at highest quality. Hopefully they are not too troublesome for you to view. If so, I can alter. They are a little hefty in size for dialup.

I have Wizards #'s 2-4 scanned, there was not a top100 report in issue #1. In issue #4 there were a few interesting things that I scanned.

http://www.yeichner.com/valiant <--- there you go.

Let me know if I can help any other way!


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Out of curiousity, which Diamond ranking did Bloodshot 1 hit? (Books shipping November 1992--so probably a Wizard issue with a January/February 1993 kinda date.)

I thought we were number two, but you're quoting Rai 9 as being the first to break the top 10. Maybe my memory is Diamond and Capital combined. Or just plain wrong.

Superman's death beat us out, I know that. Same day. November 17th.
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Turok #12 is the 1st appearance of Turok
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that's funny...i didn't "plan ahead" with the superman 75, figuring i could just pick it up...my MOM actually drove by a comic store that had a line going out the door. she convinced my dad (i wasn't living at home btw :wink: ) to stop, she found out they were selling superman 75 at cover price. she bought 3 copies, 1 for each of her sons. a few days later i went into a store and bought my first valiant off the shelf-bloodshot #1 for $6!


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VanHook wrote:
Out of curiousity, which Diamond ranking did Bloodshot 1 hit? (Books shipping November 1992--so probably a Wizard issue with a January/February 1993 kinda date.)

I thought we were number two, but you're quoting Rai 9 as being the first to break the top 10. Maybe my memory is Diamond and Capital combined. Or just plain wrong.

Superman's death beat us out, I know that. Same day. November 17th.
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That would be Wizard #17's list. Sorry, I don't have that one yet...
I still need the scans for Wizard #14 - #17...
and then probably a few in the #20's range.


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Wow. God, that brings back memories.

What a short, sweet, bumpy ride it was.

Hard to believe that Supes #75, with a print run of 4 million+, STILL sells for more than cover price on eBay.


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Turns out that Wizard #17 is the earliest issue of the mag that I have.

The top 10 best selling comics for December 1992 were:

1.- Magnus #12
2.- Spawn #4
3.- Bloodshot #1
4.- Shadowhawk #1
5- Eternal Warrior #4
6.- Rai #4
7.- Rai #3
8.- Amazing Spider-Man #101 ("A book on the top ten that is published by a company that's name doesn't begin with an I or a V? Weird but true.")
9.- Harbinger #9
10.- Shadowman #8

In the Top 100 list for November 1992 Bloodshot #1 was #4.

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Wizard #29 January 1994
Harbinger 1 $120.00, Magnus 0 $110.00, #1 $47.50, Solar 1 $36.00, X-O 1 $40.00
Top 100 by Diamond
14 VALIANT books in top 100
Ninjak #1 is 4th



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ManofTheAtom wrote:
Turns out that Wizard #17 is the earliest issue of the mag that I have.

The top 10 best selling comics for December 1992 were:

1.- Magnus #12
2.- Spawn #4
3.- Bloodshot #1
4.- Shadowhawk #1
5- Eternal Warrior #4
6.- Rai #4
7.- Rai #3
8.- Amazing Spider-Man #101 ("A book on the top ten that is published by a company that's name doesn't begin with an I or a V? Weird but true.")
9.- Harbinger #9
10.- Shadowman #8

In the Top 100 list for November 1992 Bloodshot #1 was #4.


Wow, those were the days. I was at my LCS twice a week back in those days. Sigh.


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greg wrote:
If anyone has the early issues of Wizard, and a scanner...
I need a scan of the Top 100 page (Diamond Sales Lists).

Here's an example from Wizard #13:

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I need the scans for Wizard #1 through Wizard #19, and they need
to be clear enough to read the fine print for the comics listed.

Thanks!

Greg

P.S. Actually, I'm not sure that there is a Top 100 list in earlier issues,
but I'd like to have a scan if there is.


Greg, I don't remember them being in the first couple issues, but it's been a long time.

I have a number 23, with the preview of Deathmate. Need that one? :-) PM if so


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ibreakhorses wrote:
ManofTheAtom wrote:
Turns out that Wizard #17 is the earliest issue of the mag that I have.

The top 10 best selling comics for December 1992 were:

1.- Magnus #12
2.- Spawn #4
3.- Bloodshot #1
4.- Shadowhawk #1
5- Eternal Warrior #4
6.- Rai #4
7.- Rai #3
8.- Amazing Spider-Man #101 ("A book on the top ten that is published by a company that's name doesn't begin with an I or a V? Weird but true.")
9.- Harbinger #9
10.- Shadowman #8

In the Top 100 list for November 1992 Bloodshot #1 was #4.


Wow, those were the days. I was at my LCS twice a week back in those days. Sigh.


Me too :) Now I'm happy if I make it once or twice a month . . . at least they hold stuff for me . . .

If you count ebay though . . . then I am at the comic shop every day . . . :D


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I know this is a lazarus, and not exactly what Greg wanted but here are some top tens form wizard:

Wizard #2

Top Ten

1 - X-Men #1 (Variant cover E)
2 - X-Force #1
3 - Uncanny X-Men #281
4 - New Mutants #87
5 - Uncanny X-Men #248
6 - Spiderman #1 platinum variant
7 - X-Factor #63
8 - Silver Surfer #34
9 - New Warriors #1
10 - X-Factor #71

Wizard #13 -- August 1992 top 10

1 Harbinger #1
2 Spawn #1
3 Magnus #0 (send away)
4 Unity #0
5 Spectacular Spider man 189
6 New Mutants 87
7 Uncanny X-Men 266
8 New Warriors 1
9 Uncanny X-Men 201
10 ASM 101

Wizard 14 -- September 1992

1. Harbinger 1
2. Solar 10
3. ASM 101
4. Spawn 1
5 ASM 361
6. New Mutants 87
7. Youngblood 1
8. Uncanny X-Men 201
9. John Byrne's Next Men 1
10. New Warriors 1

Wizard 16 --- November 1992

1. Rai 0
2. Magnus Robot Fighter 12
3. Eternal Warrior 5
4. ASM 101
5. Harbinger 10
6. ASM 361
7. Shadowman 8
8. Harbinger 1
9. Uncanny X-Men 201
10 Shadowhawk 1

Wizard 21 --April 1993

1. Magnus Robot Fighter 12
2. Rai 3
3. Rai 4
4. X-O Manowar 4
5. Rai 0
6. Solar 14
7. Spawn 4
8. Superman 66
9. Shadowman 8
10. Simpsons comics and Stories 1

Wizard 22 -- May 1993

1. Magnus RF 12
2. Rai 3
3. Rai 4
4. Rai 0
5. Spawn 4
6. Spawn 3
7. Youngblood 2
8. X-O manowar 4
9. Solar 14
10. Sword of Azrael 1

Wizard 29 -- January 1994

December 1993 top ten

1. Daredevil 319
2. Moon Knight 55
3. Green Lantern 46
4. Daredevil 320
5. Prime 2
6. Fantastic 4 381
7. Wolverine 75
8. Moon Knight 56
9. DareDevil: Man without fear 1
10. Catwoman 1

Top 10 comics of 1993

1. magnus RF 12
2. Rai 0
3. Sword of Azrael 1
4. Spawn 4
5. Bloodshot 6
6. Vengeance of Bane 1
7. Rai 4
8. Shadowman 16
9. Rai 3
10 Batman 497

April 1999

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
2. What if... #105 (vol 2)
3. Daredevil #1 (vol 2)
4. Inhumans #1
5. Jay and Silent Bob #1
6, Crimson #1
7. Pokeman, The electric tale of Pikachi #1
8. Darkminds #1
9. Tomb Raider/Witchblade #1
10. Kiss, The Pyscho Circus #1

September 1998

1. Battle Chasers #1
2. Oni Double Feature #1
3. Thor #1
4. Kiss, The Pyscho Circus #1
5. Danger Girl #1
6. Clerks #1
7. JLA #1
8. Witchblade #1
9. Uncanny X-Men #350
10. MAGE: The Hero Defined #1

August 1997

1. JLA #1
2. Witchblade #1
3. Darkchylde #1
4. The Darkness #1 (Black Cover)
5. JLA #2
6. Fantastic Four #1
7. Astro City #6
8. Witchblade #10 (Variant Cover)


August 1996 Issue #60
20. Wolverine #75
19. Marvel Versus DC #2
18. Lady Death #1
17. Avengelyne #1
16. The X-Files #2
15. Legends of the Dark Claw #1
14. Spawn #9
13. DC Versus Marvel #1
12. Spawn #1
11. Gen 13 #1
10. Angela #1
9. Shi #1
8. Dawn #1
7. Lady Death In Lingerie #1
6. Wolverine #100
5. The X-Files #1
4. Witchblade #2
3. Witchblade #1
2. Hitman #1
1. Preacher #1


March 1994 Issue # 31

10. X-Men Unlimited 33
9. Daredevil: Man Without Fear #1
8. Gambit #1
7. Moon Knight #56
6. Prime #2
5. Marvels #1
4. Wolverine #75
3. Daredevil #319
2. Moon Knight #55
1. Ninjak #1



more of this same info can be found at

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What I find most frightening about the above lists is Turok # 1 only being the 6th most-ordered book its month of release.

What were the five books that outsold it?


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