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March 1998 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


Danger Girl's launch was the biggest even in a month that lagged well behind the previous year.

Diamond did release dollar rankings for the Top 249 comics; these will be added at a later date.

Click to skip to the Top Graphic Novels for the month.

—John Jackson Miller


This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 300 chart.
Items marked (resolicitation) were offered in an earlier month but never shipped; disregard any previously reported figure, as earlier orders were canceled when the books were resolicited.
Distributor charts are regional commodity reports, not measures of a work's total reach. Read our FAQ.
The links lead to current listings for each issue on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
1-X-Men75$2.99Marvel146,013
2-Uncanny X-Men355$1.99Marvel143,526
3-Spawn72$1.95Image131,783
4-Avengers4$1.99Marvel112,318
5-Danger Girl1$2.95Image109,619
6-Fantastic Four5$1.99Marvel106,446
7-Wolverine124$1.99Marvel105,979
8-JLA18$1.95DC101,547
9-Iron Man4$1.99Marvel96,977
10-Captain America5$1.99Marvel95,968
11-Tales of the Darkness1$2.95Image93,699
12-Darkness14$2.50Image89,926
13-Curse of Spawn19$1.95Image76,561
14-Generation X38$1.99Marvel75,621
15-JLA Year One5$1.95DC72,013
16-Amazing Spider-Man434$1.99Marvel70,493
17-X-Force77$1.99Marvel69,244
18-X-Man38$1.99Marvel67,358
19-X-Factor145$1.99Marvel67,353
20-X-Men Alpha Flight1$2.99Marvel65,291
21-Peter Parker Spider-Man91$1.99Marvel65,073
22-Incredible Hulk464$1.99Marvel64,993
23-Divine Right6$2.50Image64,154
24-Cable54$1.99Marvel63,835
25-Spectacular Spider-Man257$1.99Marvel62,761
26-Ascension6$2.50Image61,582
27-Gen 1327$2.50Image61,109
28-Sensational Spider-Man27$1.99Marvel61,024
29-Darkchylde0$2.50Image60,599
30-Star Trek TNG X-Men Second Contact$4.99Marvel57,278
31-Superman135$1.95DC55,211
32-Kiss The Psycho Circus8$2.25Image54,807
33-Action Comics744$1.95DC53,197
34-Batman554$1.95DC53,138
35-Adventures of Superman557$1.95DC53,096
36-Excalibur120$1.99Marvel53,016
37-Superman Man of Steel79$1.95DC52,256
38-Thunderbolts14$1.99Marvel49,551
39-Detective Comics721$1.95DC49,158
40-Nightwing20$1.95DC47,713
41-Gen 122$2.50Image45,460
42-Alpha Flight10$1.99Marvel44,625
43-Danger Girl1 Chromium Ed$4.50Image43,749
44-Generation X Underground$2.50Marvel43,456
45-Deadpool16$1.99Marvel43,440
46-Green Lantern98$1.95DC43,223
47-Preacher37$2.50DC43,148
48-Tenth7$2.50Image43,021
49-Batman Shadow of the Bat74$1.95DC42,681
50-Catwoman57$1.95DC41,671
51-Robin53$1.95DC41,474
52-Flash137$1.95DC41,278
53-Nightwing and Huntress1$1.95DC40,954
54-Marvel Annual 98/Cable & Machine Man$2.99Marvel39,971
55-Batman Arkham Asylum Tales of Madness1$2.95DC39,965
56-Star Wars Crimson Empire4$2.95Dark Horse38,159
57-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight106$1.95DC38,079
58-Batman Huntress Spoiler Blunt Trauma1$2.95DC37,606
59-Supergirl21$1.95DC37,287
60-Wonder Woman133$1.95DC37,128
61-Batman Chronicles12$2.95DC36,586
62-Spider-Man Unlimited20$2.99Marvel36,214
63-Batman Bane of the Demon3$1.95DC35,619
64-Lady Death3$2.95Chaos35,608
65-Legends of the DC Universe4$1.95DC35,523
66-Green Lantern & Sentinel Heart/Darkness3$1.95DC35,502
67-Voodoo4$2.50Image35,496
68-Pitt17$2.50Full Bleed34,811
69-X-Files39$2.95Topps33,477
70-WilDCore4$2.50Image33,339
71-Star Wars The Last Command4$2.95Dark Horse32,669
72-Star Wars Shadows of the Empire Evolution2$2.95Dark Horse32,515
73-Ka Zar13$1.99Marvel31,553
74-Gen 13 Bootleg17$2.50Image31,251
75-Xena Warrior Princess Orpheus1$2.95Topps30,879
76-Xena Warrior Princess Callisto2$2.95Topps30,868
77-Heroes For Hire11$1.99Marvel30,209
78-Starman42$2.25DC30,108
79-WilDCats47$2.50Image29,954
80-Lady Death Dragon Wars$2.95Chaos29,582
81-Team Superman Secret Files1$4.95DC29,550
82-Teen Titans20$1.95DC28,966
83-Thing She-Hulk$2.99Marvel28,232
84-Azrael41$1.95DC28,174
85-Silver Surfer139$1.99Marvel28,131
86-Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Masquerade1$2.95Dark Horse27,988
87-Aquaman44$1.95DC27,903
88-What If?108$1.99Marvel27,611
89-Babylon 5 In Valens Name3$2.50DC27,547
90-Maverick9$1.99Marvel27,313
91-Daredevil375$2.99Marvel27,223
92-Elektra18$1.99Marvel26,984
93-Supergirl Adventures1$3.95DC26,442
94-Dragonball Z1$2.95Viz25,203
95-Hitman26$2.25DC25,044
96-Nevada1$2.50DC24,975
97-Fury Agent 131$2.99Marvel24,550
98-Superboy51$1.95DC24,513
99-Legion of Super Heroes104$2.25DC24,093
100-Youngblood2$2.50Awesome23,817
101-Bone32$2.95Cartoon23,391
102-Quicksilver7$1.99Marvel23,333
103-Legionnaires60$2.25DC23,126
104-Shi The Series8$2.95Crusade23,004
105-Savage Dragon47$2.50Image22,924
106-Stormwatch5$2.50Image22,802
107-Maxx36$1.95Image22,786
108-Shi Black White & Red1$2.95Crusade22,446
109-Spirit New Adventures1 (Res)$3.50Kitchen Sink22,435
110-Batman Adventures The Lost Years5$1.95DC22,424
111-Dragonball1$2.95Viz22,382
112-Witchcraft La Terreur2$2.50DC22,329
113-Dreaming24$2.50DC22,159
114-Vampirella Holy War2$2.95Harris22,132
115-Impulse37$1.95DC21,760
116-Marvel Team Up9$1.99Marvel21,734
117-Wetworks38$2.50Image21,553
118-Books of Magic48$2.50DC21,463
119-Batman & Robin Adventures Subzero (Res)$3.95DC20,931
120-Green Arrow132$2.50DC20,570
121-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III13$2.75Abstract20,511
122-Kents10$2.50DC20,368
123-Spice1$2.50Awesome19,874
124-Power of Shazam38$1.95DC19,587
125-Scarlet Crush3$2.50Awesome19,390
126-Legends of the Legion4$2.25DC19,300
127-Chase4$2.50DC19,231
128-Resurrection Man13$2.50DC18,917
129-Steel50$2.50DC18,561
130-X-Files Season One Space$4.95Topps18,508
131-Leave It To Chance9$2.95Image18,471
132-Invisibles Volume 215$2.50DC18,455
133-Coven Fan Appreciation Ed1$2.50Awesome18,434
134-Journey Into Mystery520$1.99Marvel18,163
135-Jack Kirbys Fourth World15$1.95DC18,083
136-Evil Ernie Destroyer7$2.95Chaos17,722
137-Star Trek Unlimited9$2.99Marvel17,642
138-Conan The Barbarian Vs Lord of the Spiders3$2.50Marvel17,451
139-Werewolf By Night4$2.99Marvel17,376
140-Sergio Aragones Groo3$2.95Dark Horse17,148
141-Star Trek Voyager Splash Down3$2.50Marvel17,079
142-Star Trek The Untold Voyages3$2.50Marvel17,041
143-Hellblazer125$2.25DC16,829
144-Strange Tales Dark Corners$3.99Marvel16,510
145-Star Trek Early Voyages16$1.99Marvel16,457
146-Adventures In The DC Universe14$1.95DC16,361
147-Abe Sapien Drums of the Dead$2.95Dark Horse16,111
148-Lobo51$2.25DC16,005
149-Phantom Guard6$2.50Image16,000
150-Kaboom5$2.50Awesome15,968
151-More Than Mortal4$2.95Liar15,899
152-Superman Adventures19$1.95DC15,681
153-House of Secrets19$2.50DC15,527
154-Star Trek Starfleet Academy English Ed18$1.99Marvel15,495
155-X-Men Manga4$2.99Marvel15,479
156-X-Men Manga5$2.99Marvel15,293
157-Supreme58$2.99Awesome15,240
158-Man-Thing6$2.99Marvel15,118
159-Sandman Mystery Theatre62$2.50DC15,081
160-Chronos3$2.50DC14,533
161-Aliens Survival2$2.95Dark Horse14,321
162-Transmetropolitan9$2.50DC14,140
163-Star Trek Starfleet Academy Klingon Ed18$1.99Marvel13,805
164-Predator Hell Come A Walkin2$2.95Dark Horse13,619
165-Ghost35$2.95Dark Horse13,306
166-Oh My Goddess Miss KeIIchi1$3.95Dark Horse13,114
167-Sovereign Seven34$2.25DC13,040
168-Turok1$2.50Acclaim12,806
169-Paul Chadwicks Concrete Strange Armor4$2.95Dark Horse12,615
170-Gunsmith Cats Goldie Vs Misty5$2.95Dark Horse12,142
171-Young Heroes In Love12$1.95DC11,999
172-Toxic Gumbo$5.95DC11,983
173-Major Bummer10$2.50DC11,972
174-Vampirella Retro1$2.50Harris11,956
175-Tick Big Blue Destiny4$3.50New England11,818
176-Magic The Gathering Initiation1$2.95Dark Horse11,542
177-J Obarrs The Crow Waking Nightmares4 (Res)$2.95Kitchen Sink11,053
178-Creeper6$2.50DC11,000
179-Ranma 1/2 Part Seven2$2.95Viz10,978
180-Blade of the Immortal Rins Bane1$3.95Dark Horse10,962
181-Quantum & Woody14$2.50Acclaim10,750
182-Battlestar Galactica3$2.99Realm10,745
183-Sharky2$2.50Image10,303
184-Jackie Chans Spartan X1$2.95Image9,979
185-Elfquest22$4.95Warp9,979
186-Cerebus228$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim9,926
187-Poison Elves33$2.50Sirius9,746
188-Spider-Man Manga10$2.99Marvel9,687
189-Spider-Man Manga11$2.99Marvel9,607
190-Shotgun Mary1$2.95Antarctic9,544
191-Darque Passages4$2.50Acclaim9,490
192-Gaijin Fashion Slave$2.95Image9,421
193-Red Rocket 77$3.95Dark Horse9,336
194-X-O Manowar18$2.50Acclaim9,262
195-Michael Moorcocks Multiverse7$2.50DC8,964
196-Lillith Demon Princess0$1.95Antarctic8,911
197-Challengers of the Unknown16$2.50DC8,784
198-Scud Tales From The Vending Machine2$2.50Fireman8,720
199-Usagi Yojimbo19$2.95Dark Horse8,476
200-Warrior Nun Areala5$2.95Antarctic8,375
201-Essential Vertigo The Sandman22$1.95DC8,311
202-Sonic The Hedgehog59$1.75Archie8,274
203-Tarzan Vs The Moon Men4$2.95Dark Horse8,226
204-777 The Wrath1$3.00Avatar8,088
205-Drakuun Shadow of the Warlock2$2.95Dark Horse7,678
206-Pinky and The Brain23$1.95DC7,365
207-New Bondage Fairies Fairie Fetish1$2.95Fantagraphics7,338
208-Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale12$3.25Viz7,184
209-Eternal Warriors Mog$3.95Acclaim7,152
210-Mask Marshal Law2$2.95Dark Horse7,067
211-Doctor Tomorrow11$2.50Acclaim7,035
212-Magnus Robot Fighter15$2.50Acclaim6,972
213-Shadowman17$2.50Acclaim6,940
214-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles16$2.95Image6,839
215-Sonic Super Special Sonic Kids5$2.25Archie6,690
216-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Two1$3.50Viz6,632
217-Robotech7$2.95Antarctic6,568
218-Marvel Adv14$1.50Marvel6,525
219-Kiss The Psycho Circus 2Nd Ptg1 (O/A)$1.95Image6,467
220-Warhammer Monthly1$2.95Games Workshop6,456
221-Shi The Art of War 1998 Tour Book$4.95Crusade6,446
222-Knuckles13$1.75Archie6,446
223-Bloodshot13$2.50Acclaim6,419
224-Troublemakers16$2.50Acclaim6,350
225-Oni Double Feature3$2.95Oni6,323
226-Sabrina The Teenage Witch14$1.75Archie6,265
227-John Boltons Strange Wink1$2.95Dark Horse6,238
228-No Need For Tenchi Part Four4$2.95Viz6,090
229-Book of Ballads & Sagas5$3.50Green Man6,042
230-Kiss The Psycho Circus 2Nd Ptg2$1.95Image6,021
231-Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing19$2.25DC5,856
232-Scooby-Doo10$1.95DC5,755
233-Black Hole5$3.95Fantagraphics5,750
234-Animaniacs37$1.95DC5,707
235-Star Trek X-Men$4.95Marvel5,665
236-Penny Century2$2.95Fantagraphics5,553
237-St Swithins Day$2.95Oni5,479
238-Ng Evangelion Book Two Collectors Ed1$3.50Viz5,420
239-Legend of Mother Sarah City of Angels5$3.95Dark Horse5,314
240-Warrior Nun Black & White8$2.95Antarctic5,250
241-Maison Ikkoku Part Seven9$3.25Viz5,181
242-777 The Wrath Wraparound Cover1$3.50Avatar5,144
243-Grub Girl2$2.95Verotik5,032
244-Cutie Honey4$2.95Ironcat4,974
245-Razor Uncut45$3.00London Night4,830
246-Dark Horse Presents130$2.95Dark Horse4,825
247-Archie472$1.75Archie4,814
248-Haunt of Fear23$2.50Gemstone4,639
249999Legend of Lemnear3$2.95CPM4,549
250999Two Faces of Tomorrow8$3.95Dark Horse4,538
251999La Cosa Nostroid8$2.95Fireman4,533
252999Secret Plot6$3.50Fantagraphics4,490
253999Betty & Veronica124$1.75Archie4,480
254999Looney Tunes40$1.95DC4,469
255999God of Sex24$3.50Fantagraphics4,437
256999Man Called A X8$2.50DC4,384
257999Eat-Man Part Two2$3.50Viz4,373
258999Badger11$2.95Image4,310
259999Betty62$1.75Archie4,230
260999Crime Suspenstories23$2.50Gemstone4,230
261999Mobile Police Patlabor Part Two3$2.95Viz4,224
262999Piracy3$2.50Gemstone4,203
263999Cheryl Blossom13$1.75Archie4,166
264999Big Bang Comics18$2.95Image4,134
265999Silver Cross3$2.95Antarctic4,092
266999Gold Digger39$2.95Antarctic4,081
267999Vamperotica37$2.95Brainstorm4,070
268999Veronica76$1.75Archie4,060
269999Frontline Combat12$2.50Gemstone4,001
270999Chirality13$2.95CPM3,996
271999Return of Lum Part Four8$2.95Viz3,991
272999New Vampire Miyu Vol. 17$2.95Ironcat3,975
273999Broken Heroes1$2.50Sirius3,943
274999Strangers/Paradise Gold Logo Ed Vol. 28$2.75Abstract3,916
275999Sinthia3$2.95Lightning3,884
276999Archie Double Digest100$2.95Archie3,853
277999Starchild Mythopolis4$2.95Image3,778
278999Robyn of Sherwood1$2.95Caliber3,725
279999Midnight Panther12$2.95CPM3,720
280999Castle Waiting5$2.95Olio3,704
281999Milk4$2.95Radio3,661
282999Betty & Veronica Double Digest72$2.95Archie3,656
283999Buck Godot8$3.50Studio Foglio3,566
284999Shut Up and Die2$2.95Image3,481
285999Archie & Friends29$1.75Archie3,465
286999Reality Check9$2.95Sirius3,454
287999Akiko24$2.50Sirius3,438
288999Archies Spring Break Special3$2.25Archie3,427
289999Cartoon Network Presents10$1.95DC3,374
290999Flintstones and The Jetsons10$1.95DC3,369
291999Jughead105$1.75Archie3,353
292999Hepcats8 (Res)$2.95Antarctic3,231
293999Hepcats7 (Res)$2.95Antarctic3,225
294999Foot Soldiers4$2.95Image3,114
295999Anatomic Bombs Bad Tabitha Photo Ed1$2.95Brainstorm3,098
296999Vampirella Painkiller Jane Ashcan (O/A)$4.00Harris3,098
297999Archie Digest155$1.95Archie3,087
298999Horseman4$2.95Kevlar3,045
299999Helsing1$2.95Caliber3,040
300999Jugheads Double Digest51$2.95Archie3,002




March 1998 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Preordered by North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.

The links lead to details about each title on Amazon. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

#1 #2 #6 #8

Diamond started reporting its Top 25 graphic novels this month, and began weeding out non-comics books.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
122099 Manifest Destiny $5.99Marvel14,177
26Witchblade Collected Ed #7$4.95Image10,383
323Lost Heroes #0$2.95Davdez7,195
41Tears of Dawn Vol. 2$18.00Sirius5,022
513Uncle Scrooge #309 (Res)$6.95Gladstone4,224
63Big Book of Bad$14.95DC 4,171
74Supergirl$14.95DC 3,853
88Kabuki Masks of the Noh$10.95Image3,677
916Darkchylde DF Alternate Cvr #0$6.95Dynamic Forces3,550
1020Walt Disney Comics #624$6.95Gladstone3,183
1115Flex Mentallo Man of Muscle Mystery$9.95DC 2,795
1211Underworld Unleashed$12.95DC2,779
139Captain America Man Without a Country$14.99Marvel2,678
147Gunsmith Cats Return of Gray$17.95Dark Horse2,301
155Grandson of Origins Marvel$24.99Marvel2,301
1612Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squadron Battleground Tatooine$12.95Dark Horse2,290
1739777 Wrath Nude #1$6.00Avatar2,269
1821Walt Disney Comics in Color #1$9.95Hamilton2,200
1922Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color #41$9.95Hamilton2,147
2024Uncle Scrooge Adventures in Color #42$9.95Hamilton2,131
2110Flaming Carrot Greatest Hits$17.95Dark Horse2,046
2235Deity Collected Ed. Vol. 1$7.95Hyperion1,971
2317Manara's Kama Sutra$12.95NBM1,844
2414Inu Yasha Vol. 1$15.95Viz1,833
2529Cathedral Child$9.95Image1,807