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


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Uncanny X-Men 354 $1.99 Marvel 142,450
2 X-Men 74 $1.99 Marvel 139,791
3 Spawn 71 $1.95 Image 128,562
4 Avengers 3 $1.99 Marvel 111,036
5 Fantastic Four 4 $2.99 Marvel 110,539
6 Wolverine 123 $1.99 Marvel 107,061
7 JLA 17 $1.95 DC 101,430
8 Iron Man 3 $1.99 Marvel 99,903
9 Captain America 4 $1.99 Marvel 98,005
10 Witchblade 21 $2.50 Image 91,312
11 Darkness 13 $2.50 Image 88,113
12 Curse Of Spawn 18 $1.95 Image 79,084
13 Generation X 37 $1.99 Marvel 77,191
14 JLA Year One 4 $1.95 DC 73,485
15 X-Force 76 $1.99 Marvel 70,667
16 X-Factor 144 $1.99 Marvel 69,097
17 X-Man 37 $1.99 Marvel 68,891
18 Cable 53 $1.99 Marvel 66,390
19 Incredible Hulk 463 $1.99 Marvel 64,603
20 Amazing Spider-Man 433 $1.99 Marvel 63,604
21 Gen 13 26 $2.50 Image 63,134
22 Youngblood 1 $2.50 Awesome 62,325
23 Ascension 5 $2.50 Image 61,738
24 Divine Right 5 $2.50 Image 60,152
25 Peter Parker Spider-Man 90 $1.99 Marvel 57,551
26 Gen 12 1 $2.50 Image 56,811
27 Kiss The Psycho Circus 7 $2.25 Image 56,071
28 Spectacular Spider-Man 256 $1.99 Marvel 55,521
29 Alpha Flight 9 $1.99 Marvel 55,151
30 Excalibur 119 $1.99 Marvel 54,078
31 Superman 134 $1.95 DC 53,364
32 Batman 553 $1.95 DC 52,867
33 Sensational Spider-Man 26 $1.99 Marvel 52,042
34 Superman Man Of Steel 78 $1.95 DC 51,027
35 Action Comics 743 $1.95 DC 50,292
36 Adventures Of Superman 556 $1.95 DC 50,060
37 Detective Comics 720 $1.95 DC 49,045
38 Nightwing 19 $1.95 DC 47,057
39 Thunderbolts 13 $1.99 Marvel 46,978
40 Astro City Vol. 2 13 $2.50 Image 45,846
41 Deadpool 15 $1.99 Marvel 44,630
42 Batman Shadow of the Bat 73 $1.95 DC 44,028
43 Preacher 36 $2.50 DC 42,320
44 Catwoman 56 $1.95 DC 41,834
45 Green Lantern 97 $1.95 DC 41,448
46 Flash 136 $1.95 DC 41,125
47 Robin 52 $1.95 DC 40,792
48 Supergirl 20 $1.95 DC 40,422
49 Batman Blackgate Isle Of Men 1 $2.95 DC 39,893
50 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 105 $1.95 DC 38,455
51 Tenth 6 $2.50 Image 38,408
52 Batman Bane of the Demon 2 $1.95 DC 37,535
53 Wonder Woman 132 $1.95 DC 37,049
54 Lady Death 2 $2.95 Chaos 36,626
55 Star Wars Crimson Empire 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 36,568
56 Azrael 40 $1.95 DC 35,014
57 Star Wars Shadows of the Empire Evolution 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 34,829
58 Legends of the DC Universe 3 $1.95 DC 34,400
59 Green Lantern & Sentinel Heart Of Darkness 2 $1.95 DC 34,258
60 Xena Warrior Princess Callisto 1 $2.95 Topps 33,169
61 Star Wars The Last Command 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 32,968
62 Gen 13 Bootleg 16 $2.50 Image 32,407
63 Thrillkillers 62 $4.95 DC 32,312
64 Teen Titans 19 $1.95 DC 31,910
65 Ka Zar 12 $1.99 Marvel 31,789
66 Aquaman 43 $1.95 DC 31,165
67 Gen 13 Bootleg Annual 1 $2.95 Image 30,509
68 Xena Warrior Princess Xena/Dragons Teeth 3 $2.95 Topps 30,462
69 Heroes For Hire 10 $1.99 Marvel 30,198
70 Starman 41 $2.25 DC 29,780
71 Crypt of the Dawn 3 $2.95 Sirius 29,658
72 Silver Surfer 138 $1.99 Marvel 29,457
73 Wildcats 46 $2.50 Image 29,447
74 Maverick 8 $1.99 Marvel 28,886
75 Mage The Hero Defined 8 $2.50 Image 28,828
76 Coven 6 $2.50 Awesome 28,812
77 Elektra 17 $1.99 Marvel 27,819
78 Superboy 50 $1.95 DC 27,560
79 Babylon 5 In Valens Name 2 $2.50 DC 27,396
80 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Sqdrn Family Ties 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 27,063
81 Dv8 16 $2.50 Image 26,581
82 Daredevil 374 $1.99 Marvel 26,174
83 Witchcraft La Terreur 1 $2.50 DC 26,169
84 Starman Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 25,371
85 What If? 107 $1.99 Marvel 25,191
86 Blade 1 $2.99 Marvel 25,069
87 Hitman 25 $2.25 DC 24,916
88 Wildcats Annual 1 $2.95 Image 24,647
89 X-Files Ground Zero 4 $2.95 Topps 24,620
90 Quicksilver 6 $1.99 Marvel 24,424
91 Marvel Annual 98 Staring Ka-Zar And Daredevil $2.99 Marvel 24,366
92 Legion Of Super Heroes 103 $2.25 DC 23,901
93 Vampirella Holy War 1 $2.95 Harris 23,616
94 Shi The Series 7 $2.95 Crusade 23,610
95 Stormwatch 4 $2.50 Image 23,325
96 Legionnaires 59 $2.25 DC 23,140
97 Savage Dragon 46 $2.50 Image 22,955
98 Shi Masquerade 1 $3.50 Crusade 22,807
99 Dreaming 23 $2.50 DC 22,474
100 Batman Adventures The Lost Years 4 $1.95 DC 22,008
101 Impulse 36 $1.95 DC 21,940
102 Shadows & Light 2 $2.99 Marvel 21,792
103 Wetworks 37 $2.50 Image 21,638
104 Books Of Magic 47 $2.50 DC 21,628
105 Marvel Team Up 8 $1.99 Marvel 21,263
106 Kents 9 $2.50 DC 20,803
107 Moon Knight 4 $2.50 Marvel 20,697
108 Chase 3 $2.50 DC 20,597
109 Scarlet Crush 2 $2.50 Awesome 20,592
110 Simpsons Comics 35 $2.25 Bongo 19,968
111 Kabuki 3 $2.95 Image 19,947
112 Legends of the Legion 3 $2.25 DC 19,820
113 Journey Into Mystery 519 $1.99 Marvel 19,666
114 X-Files Season One Ice $4.95 Topps 19,550
115 Conan The Barbarian Vs Lord of the Spiders 2 $2.50 Marvel 19,191
116 Lobo 50 $2.25 DC 19,048
117 X-Men Manga 2 $2.99 Marvel 19,027
118 Resurrection Man 12 $2.50 DC 18,974
119 Green Arrow 131 $2.50 DC 18,873
120 Martha Washington Saves The World 3 $3.95 Dark Horse 18,858
121 Werewolf By Night 3 $2.99 Marvel 18,831
122 Fighting American Rules of the Game 3 $2.50 Awesome 18,720
123 Invisibles Volume 2 14 $2.50 DC 18,509
124 X-Men Manga 3 $2.99 Marvel 18,324
125 Power Of Shazam 37 $1.95 DC 18,213
126 Jack Kirbys Fourth World 14 $1.95 DC 18,038
127 Sergio Aragones Groo 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 17,938
128 Evil Ernie Destroyer 6 $2.95 Chaos 17,552
129 Star Trek Voyager Splash Down 2 $2.50 Marvel 17,520
130 Star Trek The Untold Voyages 2 $2.50 Marvel 17,467
131 Star Trek Early Voyages 15 $1.99 Marvel 16,769
132 Cryptic Writings Of Megadeath 3 $2.95 Chaos 16,732
133 Man-Thing 5 $2.99 Marvel 16,695
134 Hellblazer 124 $2.25 DC 16,627
135 Star Trek Starfleet Academy 17 $1.99 Marvel 16,558
136 Chronos 2 $2.50 DC 16,362
137 Kaboom 4 $2.50 Awesome 16,241
138 Phantom Guard 5 $2.50 Image 16,114
139 Superman Adventures 18 $1.95 DC 15,976
140 Clerks The Comic Book 1 $2.95 Oni 15,950
141 Aliens Survival 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 15,744
142 House Of Secrets 18 $2.50 DC 15,696
143 Adventures In The DC Universe 13 $1.95 DC 15,664
144 Sandman Mystery Theatre 61 $2.50 DC 15,405
145 Supreme 57 $2.99 Awesome 15,226
146 Predator Hell Come A Walkin 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 15,030
147 Aliens Kidnapped 3 $2.50 Dark Horse 14,686
148 X-Men Alpha Flight $3.99 Marvel 14,612
149 Challengers of the Unknown 15 $2.50 DC 14,359
150 Transmetropolitan 8 $2.50 DC 14,285
151 Sovereign Seven 33 $2.25 DC 13,465
152 Squee 4 $2.95 Slave Labor 13,428
153 Ghost 34 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,301
154 Paul Chadwicks Concrete Strange Armor 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,514
155 Young Heroes In Love 11 $1.95 DC 12,397
156 Oh My Goddess Ninja Master 2 $3.95 Dark Horse 12,313
157 Steel 49 $2.50 DC 12,212
158 Gunsmith Cats Goldie Vs Misty 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,969
159 Creeper 5 $2.50 DC 11,847
160 Major Bummer 9 $2.50 DC 11,710
161 Vertigo Verite Hell Eternal $6.95 DC 11,361
162 Ranma 1/2 Part Seven 1 $2.95 Viz 10,901
163 Spider-Man Manga 8 $2.99 Marvel 10,843
164 Crow Waking Nightmares 3 (Res) $2.95 Kitchen Sink 10,790
165 2020 Visions 12 $2.25 DC 10,774
166 Darkness Collected Ed 4 $4.95 Image 10,774
167 Spider-Man Manga 9 $2.99 Marvel 10,748
168 Sheena Queen of the Jungle 0 $3.00 London Night 10,182
169 Quantum & Woody 13 $2.50 Acclaim 10,061
170 Cerebus 227 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 10,013
171 Elfquest 21 $4.95 Warp 9,987
172 Darque Passages 3 $2.50 Acclaim 9,918
173 Scud The Disposable Assassin 20 $2.95 Fireman 9,907
174 Poison Elves 32 $2.50 Sirius 9,860
175 Michael Moorcocks Multiverse 6 $2.50 DC 9,638
176 X-O Manowar 17 $2.50 Acclaim 9,590
177 Battlestar Galactica 2 $2.99 Realm 9,484
178 Red Rocket 7 6 $3.95 Dark Horse 9,458
179 Desperadoes 5 $2.95 Image 9,357
180 Shadowman 16 $2.50 Acclaim 8,543
181 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 21 $1.95 DC 8,506
182 Drakuun Shadow of the Warlock 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,279
183 Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Vs Moon Men 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,274
184 Usagi Yojimbo 18 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,258
185 Trinity Angels 12 $2.50 Acclaim 8,152
186 Sonic The Hedgehog 58 $1.75 Archie 8,057
187 Mask Marshal Law 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,867
188 Zombieworld Dead End 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,808
189 Too Much Coffee Man 8 $2.95 Adhesive 7,687
190 Crow Razor Kill The Pain Tour Book $5.00 London Night 7,623
191 Gen 13 Regular Series 3D Edition 1 $4.95 Image 7,602
192 Battle Angel Alita Part Eight 9 $2.95 Viz 7,491
193 Oni Double Feature 2 $2.95 Oni 7,322
194 Magnus Robot Fighter 14 $2.50 Acclaim 7,148
195 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale 11 $3.25 Viz 7,137
196 Marvel Adv 13 $1.50 Marvel 7,079
197 Pinky And The Brain 22 $1.95 DC 7,063
198 Lenore 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 7,026
199 Doctor Tomorrow 10 $2.50 Acclaim 7,000
200 Lost 4 $2.95 Chaos 6,688
201 Bloodshot 12 $2.50 Acclaim 6,682
202 Troublemakers 15 $2.50 Acclaim 6,497
203 New Bondage Fairies 16 $2.95 Fantagraphics 6,471
204 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 13 $1.75 Archie 6,270
205 Knuckles 12 $1.75 Archie 6,265
206 Luba 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics 6,222
207 Sheena Queen of the Jungle 0 $5.00 London Night 6,222
208 Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing 18 $2.25 DC 6,027
209 No Need For Tenchi Part Four 3 $2.95 Viz 5,995
210 Neon Genesis Evangelion 6 $2.95 Viz 5,942
211 Scooby-Doo 9 $1.95 DC 5,842
212 Scary Godmother Bloody Valentine 1 $3.95 Sirius 5,773
213 Optic Nerve 5 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 5,662
214 Robotech Vermillion 4 $2.95 Antarctic 5,604
215 Legend Of Mother Sarah City ofAngels 4 (Res) $3.95 Dark Horse 5,577
216 Adventurous Uncle Scrooge Mcduck 3 $1.95 Gladstone 5,503
217 Animaniacs 36 $1.95 DC 5,498
218 Gold Digger Beta 1 $2.95 Antarctic 5,456
219 Dark Horse Presents 129 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,345
220 Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck 3 $1.95 Gladstone 5,292
221 Warrior Nun Black & White 7 $2.95 Antarctic 5,239
222 Xero 12 Final Issue $1.95 DC 5,181
223 Maison Ikkoku Part Seven 8 $3.25 Viz 5,149
224 Donald Duck 308 $1.95 Gladstone 5,144
225 Immortal Two 8 $2.95 Image 5,086
226 Deity 6 $2.95 Hyperwerks 5,033
227 Mage 3D Edition 1 $4.95 Image 4,943
228 Cutie Honey 3 $2.95 Ironcat 4,890
229 Ms Fortune 2 $2.95 Image 4,827
230 Neon Genesis Evangelion Collectors Ed 6 $2.95 Viz 4,769
231 Vault Of Horror 23 $2.50 Gemstone 4,716
232 Eat-Man Part Two 1 $2.95 Viz 4,710
233 Archie 471 $1.75 Archie 4,705
234 A Distant Soil 24 $2.95 Image 4,679
235 Legend Of Lemnear 2 $2.95 CPM 4,663
236 7Th System 2 $2.95 Sirius 4,599
237 Badger 10 $2.95 Image 4,504
238 Espers 6 $2.95 Image 4,504
239 Egon 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,488
240 Two Faces Of Tomorrow 7 $3.95 Dark Horse 4,483
241 Piracy 2 $2.50 Gemstone 4,446
242 Man Called A X 7 $2.50 DC 4,420
243 Betty & Veronica 123 $1.75 Archie 4,399
244 Mobile Police Patlabor Part Two 2 $2.95 Viz 4,388
245 Razor Uncut 44 $3.00 London Night 4,346
246 Secret Plot 5 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,346
247 Looney Tunes 39 $1.95 DC 4,330
248 Tzu The Reaper 5 $2.95 Murim 4,314
249 Poizon Demon Hunter 1 $3.00 EH! 4,229
250 Betty 61 $1.75 Archie 4,213
251 Cavewoman Missing Link 3 $2.95 Basement 4,182
252 Cheryl Blossom 12 $1.75 Archie 4,124
253 God Of Sex 2 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,118
254 Hong On The Range 3 (Res) $2.50 Image 4,118
255 Two Fisted Tales 23 $2.50 Gemstone 4,097
256 Channel Zero 1 $2.95 Image 4,087
257 Strangers In Paradise Gold Logo Ed Vol. 2 7 $2.75 Abstract 4,050
258 Veronica 75 $1.75 Archie 4,018
259 New Vampire Miyu 6 $2.95 Ironcat 3,991
260 Hypersonic 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,944
261 Chirality 12 $2.95 CPM 3,917
262 Return Of Lum Part Four 7 $2.95 Viz 3,917
263 Ninja High School 61 $2.95 Antarctic 3,902
264 Falling Man 1 $2.95 Image 3,843
265 Archies Double Digest 99 $2.95 Archie 3,785
266 Ragmop Vol. 2 3 $2.95 Image 3,685
267 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 29 $1.75 Archie 3,643
268 Jinx Vol. 2 5 $3.95 Image 3,563
269 Soulwind 7 $2.95 Image 3,558
270 Midnight Panther 11 $2.95 CPM 3,553
271 Awakening 3 $2.95 Image 3,553
272 Luftwaffe 1946 Technical Manual Vol. 1 $3.95 Antarctic 3,547
273 Chi-Chian 3 $2.95 Sirius 3,500
274 Cartoon Network Presents 9 Toonami $1.95 DC 3,479
275 Akiko 23 $2.50 Sirius 3,468
276 Pals & Gals Double Digest 32 $2.95 Archie 3,468
277 Creed Use Your Delusion 2 $3.00 Avatar 3,399
278 Flintstones And The Jetsons 9 $1.95 DC 3,352
279 Jughead 104 $1.75 Archie 3,304
280 Wildflower 1 $2.50 Sirius 3,299
281 Simpsons Comics And Stories 1 $2.95 Bongo 3,294
282 Land Of Nod 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,257
283 Seeker 1 $2.95 Caliber 3,177
284 Full Metal Fiction 8 $3.95 London Night 3,119
285 Gross Point 10 $2.50 DC 3,093
286 Jughead With Archie Digest 140 $1.95 Archie 3,003
287 Archie Andrews Where Are You Digest 114 $1.95 Archie 2,987
288 Gd Minus Eighteen Special 1 $2.95 Antarctic 2,934
289 XXX Files $2.95 Fantagraphics 2,881
290 Hanged Man 1 $2.95 Caliber 2,876
291 Tzu Spirits Of Death 4 $2.95 Murim 2,855
292 Hanged Man 2 $2.95 Caliber 2,807
293 Elflord Cuts Loose 5 $2.95 Warp 2,675
294 Maze Agency 2 (Res) $2.95 Caliber 2,627
295 Tug & Buster 7 (Res) $2.95 Art & Soul 2,617
296 Munsters 4 $2.95 TV 2,559
297 Ogenki Clinic 6 $3.50 Ironcat 2,543
298 Snowman Horror Show 1 $3.00 Avatar 2,543
299 Warlock 5 2 $2.50 Sirius 2,485
300 Ship Of Fools 3 $2.95 Image 2,448
Best-selling trade paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Overstreet Price Guide 18 $18.00 Gemstone 13,285
2 Silver Surfer: Parable 5.99 $5.99 Marvel 10,203
3 Preacher: Ancient History 14.95 $14.95 DC 6,719
4 Essential Silver Surfer 12.99 $12.99 Marvel 5,488
5 New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln 19.95 $19.95 Image 4,457
6 Final Night 12.95 $12.95 DC 4,325
7 Overstreet HC 24 $24.00 Gemstone 3,928
8 Starman: A Wicked Inclination 17.95 $17.95 DC 3,632
9 Thunderbolts: Marvel's Most Wanted 16.99 $16.99 Marvel 3,262
10 Star Wars: Dark Forces: Rebel Agent HC 24.95 $24.95 Dark Horse 3,235




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