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Aggregated 1998 Comic Book Sales Figures
Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors

My analyses of preorders from Diamond Comic Distributors for these months can be found here:

January 1998
February 1998
March 1998
April 1998
May 1998
June 1998
July 1998
August 1998
September 1998
October 1998
November 1998
December 1998

The final rankings for all comics and trade paperbacks during the year appear below. Diamond reported these issues without indexes allowing actual sales estimates to be calculated. You can find the first-month sales for these issues in the monthly charts; click one of the months above or use the search tool at the top of the page to find the specific issue. But note that those monthly numbers do not include reorders for the entire year; the rankings below do take the entire year's sales into account.


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher
1 Fathom 1 $2.50 Image
2 Witchblade Tomb Raider 1 $2.95 Image
3 Uncanny 353 $1.99 Marvel
4 X-Men 73 $1.99 Marvel
5 X-Men 75 $2.99 Marvel
6 Uncanny X-Men 356 $1.99 Marvel
7 Battle Chasters 4 $2.50 Marvel
8 Uncanny X-Men 355 $1.99 Marvel
9 Uncanny X-Men Holo Cvr 360 $3.99 Marvel
10 Uncanny X-Men 354 $1.99 Marvel
11 Unca 357 $1.99 Marvel
12 X-Men 74 $1.99 Marvel
13 Uncanny X-Men 362 $1.99 Marvel
14 X-Men Holo Cover 80 $3.99 Marvel
15 X-Men 76 $1.99 Marvel
16 Uncanny X-Men 361 $1.99 Marvel
17 Avengers 2 $1.99 Marvel
18 X-men 85 $1.99 Marvel
19 Uncanny X-Men 359 $1.99 Marvel
20 Spawn 70 $1.95 Image
21 Uncanny X-Men 363 $1.99 Marvel
22 Uncanny X-Men 365 $1.99 Marvel
23 Uncanny X-Men 358 $1.99 Marvel
24 Uncanny X-Men 364 $1.99 Marvel
25 X-Men 77 $1.99 Marvel
26 Thor 1 $2.99 Marvel
27 X-Men 82 $1.99 Marvel
28 X-Men 84 $1.99 Marvel
29 X-Men 81 $1.99 Marvel
30 X-Men 83 $1.99 Marvel
31 X-Men 79 $1.99 Marvel
32 Spawn 72 $1.95 Image
33 Danger Girl 1 $2.95 Image
34 X-Men 78 $1.99 Marvel
35 Spawn 74 $1.95 Image
36 Iron Man 2 $1.99 Marvel
37 Spawn 71 $1.95 Image
38 Spawn 73 $1.95 Image
39 Amazing Spider-Man 1 $2.99 Marvel
40 Fathom 3 $2.50 Image
41 Battle Chasers 6 $2.50 Image
42 Danger Girl 3 $2.50 Image
43 Fantastic Four 3 $1.99 Marvel
44 Wolverine 125 $2.99 Marvel
45 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel
46 Spawn 75 $1.95 Image
47 Danger Girl 5 $2.50 Image
48 Fathom 2 $2.50 Image
49 Witchblade Tomb Raider 25 $2.95 Image
50 Spawn 76 $1.95 Image
51 Peter Parker Spider-Man 1 $2.99 Marvel
52 Wolvernie 122 $1.99 Marvel
53 Spawn 77 $1.95 Image
54 Avengers 5 $1.99 Marvel
55 Avengers 4 $1.99 Marvel
56 Avengers 6 $1.99 Marvel
57 Avengers 3 $1.99 Marvel
58 Superman Forever Collectors Ed.
$5.95 DC
59 Fantastic Four 4 $2.99 Marvel
60 Spawn 78 $1.95 Image
61 Spawn 79 $1.95 Image
62 Avengers 7 $1.99 Marvel
63 Avengers 8 $1.99 Marvel
64 JLA 16 $1.95 DC
65 Spawn 80 $1.95 Image
66 Battle Chasers 5 $2.50 Image
67 Captain America 3 $1.99 Marvel
68 Wolverine 126 $1.99 Marvel
69 Wolverine 123 $1.99 Marvel
70 Fathom 4 $2.50 Image
71 Fantastic Four 5 $1.99 Marvel
72 Avengers 9 $1.99 Marvel
73 Wolverine 124 $1.99 Marvel
74 Spawn 81 $1.95 Image
75 Slingers 1 $2.99 Marvel
76 Fantastic Four 6 $1.99 Marvel
77 Wolverine 128 $1.99 Marvel
78 Avengers 10 $1.99 Marvel
79 Darkchylde The Legacy 1 $2.50 Image
80 Wolverine 133 $1.99 Marvel
81 Amazing Spider-Man 2 $1.99 Marvel
82 Kingdom 1 $2.95 DC
83 Avengers 11 $1.99 Marvel
84 Wolverine 131 $1.99 Marvel
85 Wolverine 127 $1.99 Marvel
86 Fantastic Four 7 $1.99 Marvel
87 Wolverine 129 $1.99 Marvel
88 JLA 17 $1.95 DC
89 JLA 18 $1.95 DC
90 JLA 19 $1.95 DC
91 Spider-Man Chapter 1 2 $2.50 Marvel
92 Wolverine 132 $1.99 Marvel
93 Wolverine 130 $1.99 Marvel
94 Spider-Man Chapter 1 1 $2.50 Marvel
95 JLA 1000000 $1.99 DC
96 Avengers 12 $2.99 Marvel
97 Danger Girl 2 $2.50 Image
98 Iron Man 3 $1.99 Marvel
99 JLA 20 $1.95 DC
100 Peter Parker Spider-Man 2 $1.99 Marvel
















Trade Paperback Title
Price Publisher
1 Batlte Chasers Collector's Ed. Amazon $5.95 Image
2 Danger Girl The Dangerous Collection #1 Amazon $5.95 Image
3 Duntold Tales of Spider-Man Strange Encounter Amazon $5.99 Marvel
4 Danger Girl The Dangerous Collection #2 Amazon $5.95 Image
5 Squadron Supreme New World Order Amazon $5.99 Marvel
6 X-Files Off Movie Adaption Amazon $5.95 Topps
7 Timeslip The Coming of the Avengers Amazon $5.99 Marvel
8 Spider-Man Made Men Amazon $5.99 Marvel
9 Divine Right Collection Ed. #1 Amazon $5.95 Image
10 2099 Manifest Destiny Amazon $5.99 Marvel
11 Star Wars A New Hope Manga #1 Amazon $9.95 Dark Horse
12 Made Men Amazon $5.99 Marvel
13 Star Wars Empire Stirkes Back Manga #1 Amazon $9.95 Dark Horse
14 Swamp Thing Roots Amazon $7.95 DC
15 Star Wars A New Hope Manga #4 Amazon $9.95 Dark Horse
16 Timely Presents Human Torch Comics Amazon $5.99 Marvel
17 Star Wars A New Hope Manga #3 Amazon $9.95 Dark Horse
18 Star Wars A New Hope Manga #2 Amazon $9.95 Dark Horse
19 Silver Surfer Parable Amazon $5.99 Marvel
20 Dynamic Forces Premiere Crimson Amazon $6.95 Dynamic Forces
21 Crisis In Infinite Earths HC Amazon $99.95 DC
22 Divine Right Coll. Ed #2 Amazon $5.95 Image
23 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 28th Ed. JLA Amazon $18.00 Gemstone
24 Mage The Hero Discovered Coll. Ed. Book 1 Amazon $5.95 Image
25 Sin City Booze Broads & Bullets Amazon $15.00 Dark Horse


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