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April 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 356 $1.99 Marvel 149,541
2 X-Men 76 $1.99 Marvel 142,597
3 Spawn 73 $1.95 Image 130,809
4 Wolverine 125 $2.99 Marvel 122,933
5 Avengers 5 $1.99 Marvel 116,641
6 Superman Forever Collectors Ed $5.95 DC 113,791
7 Fantastic Four 6 $1.99 Marvel 108,066
8 JLA 19 $1.95 DC 104,212
9 Captain America 6 $1.99 Marvel 95,929
10 Iron Man 5 $1.99 Marvel 95,685
11 Witchblade 22 $2.50 Image 90,351
12 Danger Girl 2 $2.50 Image 82,251
13 Battle Chasers 1 $2.50 Image 78,479
14 Curse Of Spawn 20 $1.95 Image 75,797
15 Generation X 39 $1.99 Marvel 73,192
16 X-Men Unlimited 19 $2.99 Marvel 72,817
17 JLA Year One 6 $1.95 DC 72,536
18 Amazing Spider-Man 435 $1.99 Marvel 70,009
19 X-Force 78 $1.99 Marvel 69,218
20 X-Factor 146 $1.99 Marvel 68,144
21 Incredible Hulk 465 $1.99 Marvel 66,535
22 X-Man 39 $1.99 Marvel 66,118
23 Peter Parker Spider-Man 92 $1.99 Marvel 64,837
24 Marvel Annual 98 Starring X-Men & Dr Doom $2.99 Marvel 63,852
25 Cable 55 $1.99 Marvel 63,045
26 Spectacular Spider-Man 258 $1.99 Marvel 62,592
27 Divine Right 7 $2.50 Image 61,675
28 Tales Of Witchblade 5 $2.95 Image 61,196
29 Gen 13 28 $2.50 Image 60,529
30 Sensational Spider-Man 28 $1.99 Marvel 60,175
31 X-Men Alpha Flight 2 $2.99 Marvel 59,742
32 Action Comics 745 $1.95 DC 59,414
33 Adventures Of Superman 558 $1.95 DC 59,169
34 Superman Man Of Steel 80 $1.95 DC 58,383
35 Kiss The Psycho Circus 9 $2.25 Image 55,638
36 Excalibur 121 $1.99 Marvel 52,856
37 Thunderbolts 15 $1.99 Marvel 52,288
38 Batman 555 $1.95 DC 52,090
39 Jim Lees C23 1 $2.50 Image 51,241
40 Green Lantern 99 $1.95 DC 49,371
41 Astro City Vol. 2 14 $2.50 Image 49,293
42 Detective Comics 722 $1.95 DC 48,579
43 Nightwing 21 $1.95 DC 46,339
44 Alpha Flight 11 $1.99 Marvel 45,100
45 Menace 1 $2.50 Awesome 44,766
46 Preacher 38 $2.50 DC 44,443
47 Deadpool 17 $1.99 Marvel 43,558
48 Batman Shadow Of The Bat 75 $2.95 DC 43,428
49 Flash 138 $1.95 DC 42,683
50 Star Wars Crimson Empire 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 41,203
51 Marvel Universe 1 $2.99 Marvel 41,037
52 Wonder Woman 134 $1.95 DC 39,057
53 Nightwing And Huntress 2 $1.95 DC 38,766
54 Batman Legends Of The Dark Knight 107 $1.95 DC 38,609
55 Robin 54 $1.95 DC 38,370
56 Tenth 8 $2.50 Image 38,130
57 Gen 12 3 $2.50 Image 38,125
58 Catwoman 58 $1.95 DC 37,745
59 Supergirl 22 $1.95 DC 37,693
60 Marvel Annl 98 Starring Machine Man & Bastion $2.99 Marvel 37,041
61 Altered Image 1 $2.50 Image 36,323
62 Lady Death 4 $2.95 Chaos 35,208
63 Batman Bane Of The Demon 4 $1.95 DC 35,098
64 Legends Of The DC Universe 5 $1.95 DC 34,572
65 WilDCore 5 $2.50 Image 34,557
66 Star Wars The Last Command 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 33,848
67 Star Wars Shadows of the Empire Evolution 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 33,452
68 Superman Villains Secret Files $4.95 DC 32,478
69 Battle Chasers Chromium Ed 1 $4.50 Image 32,244
70 Ka Zar 14 $2.99 Marvel 31,785
71 Batman The Abduction $5.95 DC 31,692
72 Heroes For Hire 12 $2.99 Marvel 31,489
73 Starman 43 $2.25 DC 31,452
74 Silver Surfer 140 $1.99 Marvel 30,598
75 Xena Warrior Princess Callisto 3 $2.95 Topps 30,468
76 Coven 7 $2.50 Awesome 30,290
77 Xena Warrior Princess Orpheus 2 $2.95 Topps 29,921
78 Batman Gordon Of Gotham 1 $1.95 DC 29,697
79 WilDCats 48 $2.50 Image 29,171
80 Teen Titans 21 $1.95 DC 28,837
81 Azrael 42 $1.95 DC 28,775
82 Youngblood 3 $2.50 Awesome 28,639
83 Batman The Gotham Adventures 1 $2.95 DC 28,374
84 Daredevil 376 $1.99 Marvel 28,321
85 Aquaman 45 $1.95 DC 28,186
86 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Sqdrn Masqueradee 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 28,066
87 Superman Forever Standard Ed $4.95 DC 27,827
88 Shi The Series 9 $2.95 Crusade 27,030
89 Elektra 19 $1.99 Marvel 27,019
90 Shi The Series 10 $2.95 Crusade 26,941
91 Maverick 10 $1.99 Marvel 26,571
92 Omen 1 (Res) $2.95 Chaos 26,446
93 Green Arrow 133 $2.50 DC 26,076
94 DV8 17 $2.50 Image 26,035
95 What If? 109 $1.99 Marvel 25,936
96 Hitman 27 $2.25 DC 25,628
97 Superboy 52 $1.95 DC 25,087
98 Legion Of Super Heroes 105 $2.25 DC 24,712
99 Legionnaires 61 $2.25 DC 24,170
100 Lost In Space 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 24,144
101 Gangland 1 $2.95 DC 23,727
102 Fury Agent 13 1 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 23,451
103 Stormwatch 6 $2.50 Image 23,446
104 Fighting American Cold War 1 $2.50 Awesome 23,347
105 Savage Dragon 48 $2.50 Image 23,128
106 Maxx 37 $1.95 Image 22,915
107 Quicksilver 8 $1.99 Marvel 22,659
108 Vampirella Holy War 3 $2.95 Harris 22,571
109 Dreaming 25 $2.50 DC 22,190
110 Books Of Magic 49 $2.50 DC 21,722
111 Impulse 38 $1.95 DC 21,654
112 Simpsons 36 $2.25 Bongo 21,591
113 Witchcraft La Terreur 3 $2.50 DC 21,539
114 Wetworks 39 $2.50 Image 21,383
115 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 14 $2.75 Abstract 20,748
116 Kents 11 $2.50 DC 20,388
117 Shi Black White & Red 2 $2.95 Crusade 20,076
118 Marvel Team Up 10 $1.99 Marvel 19,862
119 Power Of Shazam 39 $1.95 DC 19,602
120 Dragon Ball Z 2 $2.95 Viz 19,310
121 Nevada 2 $2.50 DC 19,263
122 Resurrection Man 14 $2.50 DC 18,779
123 Invisibles Volume 2 16 $2.50 DC 18,695
124 X-Files Season One Fire $4.95 Topps 18,622
125 Jack Kirbys Fourth World 16 $1.95 DC 18,299
126 Conan River Of Blood 1 $2.50 Marvel 18,133
127 Evil Ernie Destroyer 8 $2.95 Chaos 18,127
128 Spirit New Adventures 2 (Res) $3.50 Kitchen Sink 18,070
129 Sergio Aragones Groo 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 17,966
130 Chase 5 $2.50 DC 17,836
131 Journey Into Mystery 521 $1.99 Marvel 17,674
132 Star Trek The Untold Voyages 4 $2.50 Marvel 17,403
133 Dragon Ball 2 $2.95 Viz 17,258
134 Star Trek Voyager Splash Down 4 $2.50 Marvel 17,205
135 Star Trek Early Voyages 17 $1.99 Marvel 16,987
136 Hellblazer 126 $2.25 DC 16,752
137 Kaboom 6 $2.50 Awesome 16,575
138 Star Trek Starfleet Academy 19 $1.99 Marvel 16,570
139 Superman Adventures 20 $1.95 DC 16,455
140 Adventures In The DC Universe 15 $1.95 DC 16,179
141 Supreme 59 $2.99 Awesome 16,153
142 Lobo 52 $2.25 DC 16,070
143 Werewolf By Night 5 $2.99 Marvel 15,960
144 Dead King 1 (Res) $2.95 Chaos 15,320
145 House Of Secrets 20 $2.50 DC 15,309
146 Sandman Mystery Theatre 63 $2.50 DC 15,299
147 Transmetropolitan 10 $2.50 DC 15,012
148 Crow Razor Kill The Pain 1 $3.00 London Night 14,898
149 Seeker 3000 1 $2.99 Marvel 14,564
150 Aliens Survival 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,262
151 Predator Captive $2.95 Dark Horse 14,143
152 Man-Thing 7 $2.99 Marvel 13,794
153 Ghost 36 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,465
154 Gunsmith Cats Goldie Vs Misty 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,392
155 Chronos 4 $2.50 DC 13,168
156 Oh My Goddess Miss KeIIchi 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,116
157 Sovereign Seven 35 $2.25 DC 12,950
158 Paul Chadwicks Concrete Strange Armor 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,903
159 Major Bummer 11 $2.50 DC 12,700
160 Steel 51 $2.50 DC 12,455
161 Animal Mystic Water Wars 5 $2.95 Sirius 12,356
162 Young Heroes In Love 13 $1.95 DC 11,726
163 Vampirella Retro 2 $2.50 Harris 11,694
164 Quantum & Woody 15 $2.50 Acclaim 11,533
165 Creeper 7 $2.50 DC 11,496
166 X-Men Manga 6 $2.99 Marvel 11,470
167 Ascension Collected Ed 1 $4.95 Image 11,423
168 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Two 2 $3.50 Viz 11,278
169 X-Men Manga 7 $2.99 Marvel 11,246
170 Ranma 1/2 Part Seven 3 $2.95 Viz 11,054
171 Blade Of The Immortal Rins Bane 2 $3.95 Dark Horse 10,929
172 Tales Of Witchblade Collected Ed 1 $4.95 Image 10,741
173 Battlestar Galactica 4 $2.99 Realm 10,689
174 Poison Elves 34 $2.50 Sirius 10,246
175 Desperadoes 5 (Res) $2.95 Image 10,158
176 Cerebus 229 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 10,095
177 Elfquest 23 $4.95 Warp 10,043
178 Turok 2 $2.50 Acclaim 9,996
179 Goat Haedus Special Event $3.95 Acclaim 9,892
180 Magic The Gathering Legacy 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,668
181 Seeker 3000 Premiere $2.99 Marvel 9,538
182 X-O Manowar 19 $2.50 Acclaim 9,246
183 Eightball 19 $3.95 Fantagraphics 9,230
184 Guff $1.95 Dark Horse 9,210
185 Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Primeval 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,079
186 Jackie Chans Spartan X 2 $2.95 Image 8,902
187 Usagi Yojimbo 20 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,824
188 Concrete Jungle Legend Of The Black Lion 1 $2.50 Acclaim 8,683
189 Michael Moorcocks Multiverse 8 $2.50 DC 8,553
190 Challengers Of The Unknown 17 $2.50 DC 8,501
191 Sonic The Hedgehog 60 $1.75 Archie 8,459
192 Spider-Man Manga 12 $2.99 Marvel 8,256
193 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 23 $1.95 DC 8,246
194 Spider-Man Manga 13 $2.99 Marvel 8,246
195 Oni Double Feature 4 $2.95 Oni 8,183
196 777 The Wrath 2 $3.00 Avatar 8,079
197 Zombieworld Eat Your Heart Out $2.95 Dark Horse 7,965
198 Marvel Adv 15 $1.50 Marvel 7,532
199 Drakuun Shadow Of The Warlock 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,465
200 Pinky And The Brain 24 $1.95 DC 7,397
201 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale 13 $3.25 Viz 7,235
202 Doctor Tomorrow 12 $2.50 Acclaim 7,168
203 Clowns Pagliacci $2.95 Dark Horse 7,100
204 Mixxzine 5 $4.99 Mixx 7,074
205 Shadowman 18 $2.50 Acclaim 6,850
206 Magnus Robot Fighter 16 $2.50 Acclaim 6,834
207 New Bondage Fairies Fairie Fetish 2 $2.95 Fantagraphics 6,777
208 Ashen Victor 1 $2.95 Viz 6,714
209 Oink Blood And Circus 1 (Res) $4.95 Kitchen Sink 6,642
210 Knuckles 14 $1.75 Archie 6,615
211 Dork 6 $2.95 Slave Labor 6,490
212 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 15 $1.75 Archie 6,470
213 Bloodshot 14 $2.50 Acclaim 6,334
214 Troublemakers 17 $2.50 Acclaim 6,319
215 No Need For Tenchi Part Four 5 $2.95 Viz 6,173
216 Warrior Nun Black & White 9 $2.95 Antarctic 6,126
217 Scooby-Doo 11 $1.95 DC 6,022
218 Dead Or Alive A Cyberpunk Western 1 $2.50 Dark Horse 6,011
219 Robotech Annual 1 $2.95 Antarctic 5,938
220 Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing 20 $2.25 DC 5,891
221 John Boltons Strange Wink 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,860
222 Dark Horse Presents 131 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,855
223 Tales From The Crypt 24 $2.50 Gemstone 5,725
224 Lost Heroes 1 $2.95 Davdez 5,709
225 Animaniacs 38 $1.95 DC 5,673
226 Warhammer Monthly 2 $2.95 Games Workshop 5,636
227 Silky Whip 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics 5,589
228 Dark Horse Classics Godzilla $2.95 Dark Horse 5,475
229 Legend Of Mother Sarah City Of Angels 6 $3.95 Dark Horse 5,209
230 Devastator 1 $2.95 Image 5,105
231 Maison Ikkoku Part Seven 10 $3.25 Viz 5,084
232 Secret Plot 7 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,917
233 Luftwaffe 1946 Color Special $2.95 Antarctic 4,896
234 Legend Of Lemnear 4 $2.95 CPM 4,844
235 Archie 473 $1.75 Archie 4,808
236 Luftwaffe 1946 9 $2.95 Antarctic 4,787
237 God Of Sex2 5 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,730
238 Sharky Variant Cover 1 $2.95 Image 4,693
239 Piracy 4 $2.50 Gemstone 4,631
240 Bohos 1 $2.95 Image 4,584
241 Betty & Veronica 125 $1.75 Archie 4,537
242 Looney Tunes 41 $1.95 DC 4,506
243 Two Faces Of Tomorrow 9 $3.95 Dark Horse 4,490
244 Cutie Honey 5 $2.95 Ironcat 4,438
245 Badger 12 $2.95 Image 4,370
246 Eat-Man Part Two 3 $3.50 Viz 4,365
247 Razor Uncut 46 $3.00 London Night 4,355
248 Midnight Panther School Daze 1 $2.95 CPM 4,334
249 Razor Uncut 47 $3.00 London Night 4,323
250 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 73 $2.95 Archie 4,308
251 Betty 63 $1.75 Archie 4,245
252 Mobile Police Patlabor Part Two 4 $2.95 Viz 4,219
253 Dragon Wars 1 $2.95 Ironcat 4,198
254 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Ironcat 4,193
255 Veronica 77 $1.75 Archie 4,100
256 Chirality 14 $2.95 CPM 4,094
257 Panic 6 $2.50 Gemstone 4,042
258 Ninja High School 62 $2.95 Antarctic 4,037
259 7Th System 3 $2.95 Sirius 4,027
260 Tzu The Reaper 5 (Res) $2.95 Murim 4,001
261 Code Blue 1 $2.95 Image 3,995
262 Snowman 2 1 $3.00 Avatar 3,990
263 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 30 $1.75 Archie 3,985
264 Return Of Lum Part Four 9 $2.95 Viz 3,954
265 Akiko 25 $2.95 Sirius 3,797
266 Big Bang Comics 19 $2.95 Image 3,719
267 Luftwaffe 1946 Annual 1 $2.95 Antarctic 3,657
268 Strangers In Paradise Gold Logo Reprint Vol. II 9 $2.75 Abstract 3,594
269 Jugheads Double Digest 52 $2.95 Archie 3,579
270 Munsters 5 $2.95 TV 3,464
271 Jinx Buried Treasure Special 1 $3.95 Image 3,428
272 Betty & Veronica Digest 96 $1.95 Archie 3,412
273 Flintstones And The Jetsons 11 $1.95 DC 3,401
274 Soulwind 8 $2.95 Image 3,386
275 Archie Digest 156 $1.95 Archie 3,375
276 Jughead 106 $1.75 Archie 3,349
277 Cynder Wardragon Prophecy 1 $2.95 Immortelle 3,303
278 Awakening 4 $2.95 Image 3,245
279 Cartoon Network Presents 11 Wacky Races $1.95 DC 3,214
280 Maze Agency 3 (Res) $2.95 Caliber 3,157
281 Oni Double Feature 1 2nd Printing $2.95 Oni 3,141
282 Cornys Fetish $4.95 Dark Horse 3,131
283 Peacekeeper 1 $2.95 Goblin 3,115
284 Adventure Strip Digest 1 $2.95 Image 3,047
285 Channel Zero 2 $2.95 Image 3,032
286 Chi Chian 4 $2.95 Sirius 3,026
287 Onigami 1 $2.95 Antarctic 3,000
288 Laugh Digest 142 $1.95 Archie 2,959
289 Gross Point 12 $1.95 DC 2,860
290 Elflord Cuts Loose 7 $2.95 Warp 2,714
291 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Ironcat 2,625
292 Wild Thingz 1 (Res) $3.00 ABC 2,615
293 Broken Heroes 2 $2.50 Sirius 2,584
294 Eddie Campbells Bacchus 34 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 2,558
295 Hari Kari Manga Deadtime Stories 1 $2.95 Blackout 2,516
296 Jazz Solitaire Dlx 1 $3.00 ABC 2,500
297 Vamperotica 38 $3.95 Brainstorm 2,495
298 Jazz Solitaire 1 $3.00 ABC 2,433
299 Rat Bastard 3 (Res) $2.95 Crucial 2,407
300 Kilroy 1 $2.95 Caliber 2,391
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Verotik Illustrated #3 $6.95 Verotik 8,616
2 Gon Color Spectacular $5.95 DC 8,480
3 Kabuki Skin Deep $9.95 Image 4,167
4 Uncle Scrooge #310 $6.95 Gladstone 4,110
5 Wolverine DF Alternate Cover #125 $6.95 Dynamic Forces 3,829
6 Walt Disneys Comics #625 $6.95 Gladstone 3,204
7 Oh My Goddess Sympathy F/T Devil $12.95 Dark Horse 3,068
8 Wildstorm Archives Gen13 $12.99 Image 3,021
9 Justice League Of America Arch. Vol. 4 $49.95 DC 2,995
10 Vampirella Holy War Linsner Crimson #1 $14.95 Harris 2,844
11 Vampi Shi Queen's Gambit Prev Ashcan $4.00 Harris 2,787
12 Batman Dark Knight Adventures New Ed $7.95 DC 2,657
13 Quantum & Woody Directors Cut Sql $7.95 Acclaim 2,610
14 Bogie Man $13.95 DC 2,563
15 Star Wars Fall Of The Sith Empire $16.95 Dark Horse 2,495
16 Road To Perdition $13.95 DC 2,422
17 Batman Adventures New Ed $7.95 DC 2,401
18 Too Much Coffee Man Guide… $10.95 Dark Horse 2,271
19 Cages Collection $44.95 Kitchen Sink 2,188
20 Uncle Scrooge Adventures In Color #44 $9.95 Gladstone 2,141
21 Witchblade Tomb Raider Var Cvr Sgnd #1 $19.95 American Entertainment 2,141
22 Uncle Scrooge Adventures In Color #43 $9.95 Gladstone 2,136
23 Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck #1 $9.95 Gladstone 2,000
24 777 The Wrath Nude #2 $6.00 Avatar 1,922
25 More Than Mortal Collectors Pack $19.95 Liar 1,844




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