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March 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 X-Men 75 $2.99 Marvel 146,013
2 Uncanny X-Men 355 $1.99 Marvel 143,526
3 Spawn 72 $1.95 Image 131,783
4 Avengers 4 $1.99 Marvel 112,318
5 Danger Girl 1 $2.95 Image 109,619
6 Fantastic Four 5 $1.99 Marvel 106,446
7 Wolverine 124 $1.99 Marvel 105,979
8 JLA 18 $1.95 DC 101,547
9 Iron Man 4 $1.99 Marvel 96,977
10 Captain America 5 $1.99 Marvel 95,968
11 Tales Of The Darkness 1 $2.95 Image 93,699
12 Darkness 14 $2.50 Image 89,926
13 Curse Of Spawn 19 $1.95 Image 76,561
14 Generation X 38 $1.99 Marvel 75,621
15 JLA Year One 5 $1.95 DC 72,013
16 Amazing Spider-Man 434 $1.99 Marvel 70,493
17 X-Force 77 $1.99 Marvel 69,244
18 X-Man 38 $1.99 Marvel 67,358
19 X-Factor 145 $1.99 Marvel 67,353
20 X-Men Alpha Flight 1 $2.99 Marvel 65,291
21 Peter Parker Spider-Man 91 $1.99 Marvel 65,073
22 Incredible Hulk 464 $1.99 Marvel 64,993
23 Divine Right 6 $2.50 Image 64,154
24 Cable 54 $1.99 Marvel 63,835
25 Spectacular Spider-Man 257 $1.99 Marvel 62,761
26 Ascension 6 $2.50 Image 61,582
27 Gen 13 27 $2.50 Image 61,109
28 Sensational Spider-Man 27 $1.99 Marvel 61,024
29 Darkchylde 0 $2.50 Image 60,599
30 Star Trek TNG X-Men Second Contact $4.99 Marvel 57,278
31 Superman 135 $1.95 DC 55,211
32 Kiss The Psycho Circus 8 $2.25 Image 54,807
33 Action Comics 744 $1.95 DC 53,197
34 Batman 554 $1.95 DC 53,138
35 Adventures Of Superman 557 $1.95 DC 53,096
36 Excalibur 120 $1.99 Marvel 53,016
37 Superman Man Of Steel 79 $1.95 DC 52,256
38 Thunderbolts 14 $1.99 Marvel 49,551
39 Detective Comics 721 $1.95 DC 49,158
40 Nightwing 20 $1.95 DC 47,713
41 Gen 12 2 $2.50 Image 45,460
42 Alpha Flight 10 $1.99 Marvel 44,625
43 Danger Girl 1 Chromium Ed $4.50 Image 43,749
44 Generation X Underground $2.50 Marvel 43,456
45 Deadpool 16 $1.99 Marvel 43,440
46 Green Lantern 98 $1.95 DC 43,223
47 Preacher 37 $2.50 DC 43,148
48 Tenth 7 $2.50 Image 43,021
49 Batman Shadow Of The Bat 74 $1.95 DC 42,681
50 Catwoman 57 $1.95 DC 41,671
51 Robin 53 $1.95 DC 41,474
52 Flash 137 $1.95 DC 41,278
53 Nightwing And Huntress 1 $1.95 DC 40,954
54 Marvel Annual 98/Cable & Machine Man $2.99 Marvel 39,971
55 Batman Arkham Asylum Tales Of Madness 1 $2.95 DC 39,965
56 Star Wars Crimson Empire 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 38,159
57 Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight 106 $1.95 DC 38,079
58 Batman Huntress Spoiler Blunt Trauma 1 $2.95 DC 37,606
59 Supergirl 21 $1.95 DC 37,287
60 Wonder Woman 133 $1.95 DC 37,128
61 Batman Chronicles 12 $2.95 DC 36,586
62 Spider-Man Unlimited 20 $2.99 Marvel 36,214
63 Batman Bane Of The Demon 3 $1.95 DC 35,619
64 Lady Death 3 $2.95 Chaos 35,608
65 Legends Of The DC Universe 4 $1.95 DC 35,523
66 Green Lantern & Sentinel Heart/Darkness 3 $1.95 DC 35,502
67 Voodoo 4 $2.50 Image 35,496
68 Pitt 17 $2.50 Full Bleed 34,811
69 X-Files 39 $2.95 Topps 33,477
70 WilDCore 4 $2.50 Image 33,339
71 Star Wars The Last Command 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 32,669
72 Star Wars Shadows of the Empire Evolution 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 32,515
73 Ka Zar 13 $1.99 Marvel 31,553
74 Gen 13 Bootleg 17 $2.50 Image 31,251
75 Xena Warrior Princess Orpheus 1 $2.95 Topps 30,879
76 Xena Warrior Princess Callisto 2 $2.95 Topps 30,868
77 Heroes For Hire 11 $1.99 Marvel 30,209
78 Starman 42 $2.25 DC 30,108
79 WilDCats 47 $2.50 Image 29,954
80 Lady Death Dragon Wars $2.95 Chaos 29,582
81 Team Superman Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 29,550
82 Teen Titans 20 $1.95 DC 28,966
83 Thing She-Hulk $2.99 Marvel 28,232
84 Azrael 41 $1.95 DC 28,174
85 Silver Surfer 139 $1.99 Marvel 28,131
86 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Masquerade 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 27,988
87 Aquaman 44 $1.95 DC 27,903
88 What If? 108 $1.99 Marvel 27,611
89 Babylon 5 In Valens Name 3 $2.50 DC 27,547
90 Maverick 9 $1.99 Marvel 27,313
91 Daredevil 375 $2.99 Marvel 27,223
92 Elektra 18 $1.99 Marvel 26,984
93 Supergirl Adventures 1 $3.95 DC 26,442
94 Dragonball Z 1 $2.95 Viz 25,203
95 Hitman 26 $2.25 DC 25,044
96 Nevada 1 $2.50 DC 24,975
97 Fury Agent 13 1 $2.99 Marvel 24,550
98 Superboy 51 $1.95 DC 24,513
99 Legion Of Super Heroes 104 $2.25 DC 24,093
100 Youngblood 2 $2.50 Awesome 23,817
101 Bone 32 $2.95 Cartoon 23,391
102 Quicksilver 7 $1.99 Marvel 23,333
103 Legionnaires 60 $2.25 DC 23,126
104 Shi The Series 8 $2.95 Crusade 23,004
105 Savage Dragon 47 $2.50 Image 22,924
106 Stormwatch 5 $2.50 Image 22,802
107 Maxx 36 $1.95 Image 22,786
108 Shi Black White & Red 1 $2.95 Crusade 22,446
109 Spirit New Adventures 1 (Res) $3.50 Kitchen Sink 22,435
110 Batman Adventures The Lost Years 5 $1.95 DC 22,424
111 Dragonball 1 $2.95 Viz 22,382
112 Witchcraft La Terreur 2 $2.50 DC 22,329
113 Dreaming 24 $2.50 DC 22,159
114 Vampirella Holy War 2 $2.95 Harris 22,132
115 Impulse 37 $1.95 DC 21,760
116 Marvel Team Up 9 $1.99 Marvel 21,734
117 Wetworks 38 $2.50 Image 21,553
118 Books Of Magic 48 $2.50 DC 21,463
119 Batman & Robin Adventures Subzero (Res) $3.95 DC 20,931
120 Green Arrow 132 $2.50 DC 20,570
121 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 13 $2.75 Abstract 20,511
122 Kents 10 $2.50 DC 20,368
123 Spice 1 $2.50 Awesome 19,874
124 Power Of Shazam 38 $1.95 DC 19,587
125 Scarlet Crush 3 $2.50 Awesome 19,390
126 Legends Of The Legion 4 $2.25 DC 19,300
127 Chase 4 $2.50 DC 19,231
128 Resurrection Man 13 $2.50 DC 18,917
129 Steel 50 $2.50 DC 18,561
130 X-Files Season One Space $4.95 Topps 18,508
131 Leave It To Chance 9 $2.95 Image 18,471
132 Invisibles Volume 2 15 $2.50 DC 18,455
133 Coven Fan Appreciation Ed 1 $2.50 Awesome 18,434
134 Journey Into Mystery 520 $1.99 Marvel 18,163
135 Jack Kirbys Fourth World 15 $1.95 DC 18,083
136 Evil Ernie Destroyer 7 $2.95 Chaos 17,722
137 Star Trek Unlimited 9 $2.99 Marvel 17,642
138 Conan The Barbarian Vs Lord of the Spiders 3 $2.50 Marvel 17,451
139 Werewolf By Night 4 $2.99 Marvel 17,376
140 Sergio Aragones Groo 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 17,148
141 Star Trek Voyager Splash Down 3 $2.50 Marvel 17,079
142 Star Trek The Untold Voyages 3 $2.50 Marvel 17,041
143 Hellblazer 125 $2.25 DC 16,829
144 Strange Tales Dark Corners $3.99 Marvel 16,510
145 Star Trek Early Voyages 16 $1.99 Marvel 16,457
146 Adventures In The DC Universe 14 $1.95 DC 16,361
147 Abe Sapien Drums Of The Dead $2.95 Dark Horse 16,111
148 Lobo 51 $2.25 DC 16,005
149 Phantom Guard 6 $2.50 Image 16,000
150 Kaboom 5 $2.50 Awesome 15,968
151 More Than Mortal 4 $2.95 Liar 15,899
152 Superman Adventures 19 $1.95 DC 15,681
153 House Of Secrets 19 $2.50 DC 15,527
154 Star Trek Starfleet Academy English Ed 18 $1.99 Marvel 15,495
155 X-Men Manga 4 $2.99 Marvel 15,479
156 X-Men Manga 5 $2.99 Marvel 15,293
157 Supreme 58 $2.99 Awesome 15,240
158 Man-Thing 6 $2.99 Marvel 15,118
159 Sandman Mystery Theatre 62 $2.50 DC 15,081
160 Chronos 3 $2.50 DC 14,533
161 Aliens Survival 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,321
162 Transmetropolitan 9 $2.50 DC 14,140
163 Star Trek Starfleet Academy Klingon Ed 18 $1.99 Marvel 13,805
164 Predator Hell Come A Walkin 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,619
165 Ghost 35 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,306
166 Oh My Goddess Miss KeIIchi 1 $3.95 Dark Horse 13,114
167 Sovereign Seven 34 $2.25 DC 13,040
168 Turok 1 $2.50 Acclaim 12,806
169 Paul Chadwicks Concrete Strange Armor 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,615
170 Gunsmith Cats Goldie Vs Misty 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,142
171 Young Heroes In Love 12 $1.95 DC 11,999
172 Toxic Gumbo $5.95 DC 11,983
173 Major Bummer 10 $2.50 DC 11,972
174 Vampirella Retro 1 $2.50 Harris 11,956
175 Tick Big Blue Destiny 4 $3.50 New England 11,818
176 Magic The Gathering Initiation 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,542
177 J Obarrs The Crow Waking Nightmares 4 (Res) $2.95 Kitchen Sink 11,053
178 Creeper 6 $2.50 DC 11,000
179 Ranma 1/2 Part Seven 2 $2.95 Viz 10,978
180 Blade Of The Immortal Rins Bane 1 $3.95 Dark Horse 10,962
181 Quantum & Woody 14 $2.50 Acclaim 10,750
182 Battlestar Galactica 3 $2.99 Realm 10,745
183 Sharky 2 $2.50 Image 10,303
184 Jackie Chans Spartan X 1 $2.95 Image 9,979
185 Elfquest 22 $4.95 Warp 9,979
186 Cerebus 228 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 9,926
187 Poison Elves 33 $2.50 Sirius 9,746
188 Spider-Man Manga 10 $2.99 Marvel 9,687
189 Spider-Man Manga 11 $2.99 Marvel 9,607
190 Shotgun Mary 1 $2.95 Antarctic 9,544
191 Darque Passages 4 $2.50 Acclaim 9,490
192 Gaijin Fashion Slave $2.95 Image 9,421
193 Red Rocket 7 7 $3.95 Dark Horse 9,336
194 X-O Manowar 18 $2.50 Acclaim 9,262
195 Michael Moorcocks Multiverse 7 $2.50 DC 8,964
196 Lillith Demon Princess 0 $1.95 Antarctic 8,911
197 Challengers Of The Unknown 16 $2.50 DC 8,784
198 Scud Tales From The Vending Machine 2 $2.50 Fireman 8,720
199 Usagi Yojimbo 19 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,476
200 Warrior Nun Areala 5 $2.95 Antarctic 8,375
201 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 22 $1.95 DC 8,311
202 Sonic The Hedgehog 59 $1.75 Archie 8,274
203 Tarzan Vs The Moon Men 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,226
204 777 The Wrath 1 $3.00 Avatar 8,088
205 Drakuun Shadow Of The Warlock 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,678
206 Pinky And The Brain 23 $1.95 DC 7,365
207 New Bondage Fairies Fairie Fetish 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics 7,338
208 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale 12 $3.25 Viz 7,184
209 Eternal Warriors Mog $3.95 Acclaim 7,152
210 Mask Marshal Law 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,067
211 Doctor Tomorrow 11 $2.50 Acclaim 7,035
212 Magnus Robot Fighter 15 $2.50 Acclaim 6,972
213 Shadowman 17 $2.50 Acclaim 6,940
214 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 16 $2.95 Image 6,839
215 Sonic Super Special Sonic Kids 5 $2.25 Archie 6,690
216 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Two 1 $3.50 Viz 6,632
217 Robotech 7 $2.95 Antarctic 6,568
218 Marvel Adv 14 $1.50 Marvel 6,525
219 Kiss The Psycho Circus 2Nd Ptg 1 (O/A) $1.95 Image 6,467
220 Warhammer Monthly 1 $2.95 Games Workshop 6,456
221 Shi The Art Of War 1998 Tour Book $4.95 Crusade 6,446
222 Knuckles 13 $1.75 Archie 6,446
223 Bloodshot 13 $2.50 Acclaim 6,419
224 Troublemakers 16 $2.50 Acclaim 6,350
225 Oni Double Feature 3 $2.95 Oni 6,323
226 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 14 $1.75 Archie 6,265
227 John Boltons Strange Wink 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,238
228 No Need For Tenchi Part Four 4 $2.95 Viz 6,090
229 Book Of Ballads & Sagas 5 $3.50 Green Man 6,042
230 Kiss The Psycho Circus 2Nd Ptg 2 $1.95 Image 6,021
231 Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing 19 $2.25 DC 5,856
232 Scooby-Doo 10 $1.95 DC 5,755
233 Black Hole 5 $3.95 Fantagraphics 5,750
234 Animaniacs 37 $1.95 DC 5,707
235 Star Trek X-Men $4.95 Marvel 5,665
236 Penny Century 2 $2.95 Fantagraphics 5,553
237 St Swithins Day $2.95 Oni 5,479
238 Ng Evangelion Book Two Collectors Ed 1 $3.50 Viz 5,420
239 Legend Of Mother Sarah City Of Angels 5 $3.95 Dark Horse 5,314
240 Warrior Nun Black & White 8 $2.95 Antarctic 5,250
241 Maison Ikkoku Part Seven 9 $3.25 Viz 5,181
242 777 The Wrath Wraparound Cover 1 $3.50 Avatar 5,144
243 Grub Girl 2 $2.95 Verotik 5,032
244 Cutie Honey 4 $2.95 Ironcat 4,974
245 Razor Uncut 45 $3.00 London Night 4,830
246 Dark Horse Presents 130 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,825
247 Archie 472 $1.75 Archie 4,814
248 Haunt Of Fear 23 $2.50 Gemstone 4,639
249 Legend Of Lemnear 3 $2.95 CPM 4,549
250 Two Faces Of Tomorrow 8 $3.95 Dark Horse 4,538
251 La Cosa Nostroid 8 $2.95 Fireman 4,533
252 Secret Plot 6 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,490
253 Betty & Veronica 124 $1.75 Archie 4,480
254 Looney Tunes 40 $1.95 DC 4,469
255 God Of Sex2 4 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,437
256 Man Called A X 8 $2.50 DC 4,384
257 Eat-Man Part Two 2 $3.50 Viz 4,373
258 Badger 11 $2.95 Image 4,310
259 Betty 62 $1.75 Archie 4,230
260 Crime Suspenstories 23 $2.50 Gemstone 4,230
261 Mobile Police Patlabor Part Two 3 $2.95 Viz 4,224
262 Piracy 3 $2.50 Gemstone 4,203
263 Cheryl Blossom 13 $1.75 Archie 4,166
264 Big Bang Comics 18 $2.95 Image 4,134
265 Silver Cross 3 $2.95 Antarctic 4,092
266 Gold Digger 39 $2.95 Antarctic 4,081
267 Vamperotica 37 $2.95 Brainstorm 4,070
268 Veronica 76 $1.75 Archie 4,060
269 Frontline Combat 12 $2.50 Gemstone 4,001
270 Chirality 13 $2.95 CPM 3,996
271 Return Of Lum Part Four 8 $2.95 Viz 3,991
272 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 1 7 $2.95 Ironcat 3,975
273 Broken Heroes 1 $2.50 Sirius 3,943
274 Strangers/Paradise Gold Logo Ed Vol. 2 8 $2.75 Abstract 3,916
275 Sinthia 3 $2.95 Lightning 3,884
276 Archie Double Digest 100 $2.95 Archie 3,853
277 Starchild Mythopolis 4 $2.95 Image 3,778
278 Robyn Of Sherwood 1 $2.95 Caliber 3,725
279 Midnight Panther 12 $2.95 CPM 3,720
280 Castle Waiting 5 $2.95 Olio 3,704
281 Milk 4 $2.95 Radio 3,661
282 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 72 $2.95 Archie 3,656
283 Buck Godot 8 $3.50 Studio Foglio 3,566
284 Shut Up And Die 2 $2.95 Image 3,481
285 Archie & Friends 29 $1.75 Archie 3,465
286 Reality Check 9 $2.95 Sirius 3,454
287 Akiko 24 $2.50 Sirius 3,438
288 Archies Spring Break Special 3 $2.25 Archie 3,427
289 Cartoon Network Presents 10 $1.95 DC 3,374
290 Flintstones And The Jetsons 10 $1.95 DC 3,369
291 Jughead 105 $1.75 Archie 3,353
292 Hepcats 8 (Res) $2.95 Antarctic 3,231
293 Hepcats 7 (Res) $2.95 Antarctic 3,225
294 Foot Soldiers 4 $2.95 Image 3,114
295 Anatomic Bombs Bad Tabitha Photo Ed 1 $2.95 Brainstorm 3,098
296 Vampirella Painkiller Jane Ashcan (O/A) $4.00 Harris 3,098
297 Archie Digest 155 $1.95 Archie 3,087
298 Horseman 4 $2.95 Kevlar 3,045
299 Helsing 1 $2.95 Caliber 3,040
300 Jugheads Double Digest 51 $2.95 Archie 3,002
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 2099 Manifest Destiny $5.99 Marvel 14,177
2 Witchblade Collected Ed #7 $4.95 Image 10,383
3 Tears Of Dawn Vol. 2 $18.00 Sirius 5,022
4 Uncle Scrooge #309 (Res) $6.95 Gladstone 4,224
5 Big Book Of Bad $14.95 DC 4,171
6 Supergirl $14.95 DC 3,853
7 Kabuki Masks Of The Noh $10.95 Image 3,677
8 Darkchylde DF Alternate Cvr #0 $6.95 Dynamic Forces 3,550
9 Walt Disney Comics #624 $6.95 Gladstone 3,183
10 Flex Mentallo Man Of Muscle Mystery $9.95 DC 2,795




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