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June 1998 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


The year-to-year drops were down to single digits by June, generating (premature) hopes for industry recovery.

Diamond did release dollar rankings for the Top 250 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-Uncanny X-Men358$1.99Marvel143,673
2-X-Men78$1.99Marvel137,598
3-Spawn75$1.95Image125,256
4-Danger Girl3$2.50Image120,588
5-Avengers7$1.99Marvel114,806
6-Wolverine127$1.99Marvel107,617
7-Fantastic Four8$1.99Marvel100,666
8-Thor2$1.99Marvel100,607
9-JLA21$1.95DC99,983
10-Captain America8$1.99Marvel93,528
11-Iron Man7$1.99Marvel91,438
12-Witchblade24$2.50Image80,473
13-Battle Chasers3$2.50Image80,230
14-Darkness16$2.50Image78,631
15-Curse of Spawn22$1.95Image67,522
16-Incredible Hulk467$1.99Marvel67,190
17-Crimson2$2.50Image67,116
18-JLA Year One8$1.95DC66,735
19-Amazing Spider-Man437$1.99Marvel66,566
20-Generation X41$1.99Marvel65,730
21-Divine Right8$2.50Image65,047
22-Justice League of America The Nail1$4.95DC64,794
23-Rampaging Hulk1$2.99Marvel64,259
24-X-Force80$1.99Marvel63,636
25-X-Factor148$1.99Marvel62,210
26-Peter Parker Spider-Man94$1.99Marvel62,002
27-X-Man41$1.99Marvel60,368
28-Spectacular Spider-Man260$1.99Marvel60,150
29-Spirit of Tao2$2.50Image58,858
30-Cable57$1.99Marvel58,111
31-Sensational Spider-Man30$1.99Marvel57,135
32-Ascension8$2.50Image56,621
33-JLA World Without Grownups1$4.95DC55,581
34-Superman137$1.95DC54,927
35-JLA Secret Files2$3.95DC54,314
36-Green Lantern101$1.95DC54,269
37-Green Lantern102$1.95DC54,026
38-Gen 1330$2.50Image53,630
39-Adventures of Superman560$1.95DC52,685
40-Action Comics747$1.95DC52,660
41-Superman Man of Steel82$1.95DC52,056
42-Kiss The Psycho Circus11$2.25Image51,878
43-Marvel Annual 98/X-Men & The Hulk$2.99Marvel50,457
44-Batman557$1.95DC49,506
45-Excalibur123$1.99Marvel49,165
46-Thunderbolts17$1.99Marvel49,021
47-Astro City Vol. 216$2.50Image48,249
48-Detective Comics724$1.95DC47,076
49-Nightwing23$1.95DC46,897
50-Gen 13 Monkeyman & Obrien1$2.50Image45,318
51-3002$2.95Dark Horse43,110
52-Preacher40$2.50DC42,957
53-Deadpool19$1.99Marvel42,031
54-Alpha Flight13$1.99Marvel41,650
55-Re Gex1$2.50Awesome41,278
56-Tenth10$2.50Image40,734
57-Flash140$1.95DC40,660
58-WilDCats50$3.50Image40,353
59-Nightwing and Huntress4$1.95DC39,209
60-Batman Shadow of the Bat77$1.95DC39,085
61-Robin56$1.95DC38,358
62-Supergirl24$1.95DC37,476
63-Catwoman60$1.95DC37,457
64-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight109$1.95DC37,145
65-Batman 80 Page Giant1$4.95DC36,966
66-Wonder Woman136$1.95DC36,749
67-Quicksilver10$1.99Marvel36,541
68-Marvel Annual 98/Hulk & Sub-Mariner$2.99Marvel36,298
69-Iron Man The Iron Age1$5.99Marvel36,288
70-Jay & Silent Bob1$2.95Oni36,150
71-Jim Lees C233$2.50Image35,635
72-What If?111$1.99Marvel35,541
73-Spider-Man Unlimited21$2.99Marvel35,001
74-Pint-Sized X-Babies Murderama$2.99Marvel34,664
75-Legends of the DC Universe7$1.95DC33,961
76-Catwoman WilDCat1$2.50DC33,917
77-Marvel Annual 98/Silver Surfer & Thor$2.99Marvel33,570
78-Lady Death6$2.95Chaos33,511
79-Pitt18$2.50Full Bleed33,095
80-Vampirella Shi Queens Gambit1$2.95Harris32,991
81-WilDCore6$2.50Image32,214
82-Star Wars Shadows of the Emp Evolutn5$2.95Dark Horse32,115
83-Flash 80 Page Giant1$4.95DC32,011
84-Marvel Universe3$1.99Marvel30,818
85-Gen 125$2.50Image30,402
86-Coven9$2.50Awesome30,189
87-Green Arrow135$2.50DC29,877
88-Heroes For Hire14$1.99Marvel29,852
89-Starman45$2.25DC29,565
90-Silver Surfer142$1.99Marvel29,456
91-Mage The Hero Defined9$2.50Image29,209
92-Batman The Scottish Connection$5.95DC28,164
93-Xena Warrior Princess Blood Lines2$2.95Topps27,991
94-Xena Warrior Princess Orig Olympics1$2.95Topps27,941
95-Gen 13 Bootleg19$2.50Image27,620
96-Iron Fist2$2.50Marvel27,258
97-Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squdrn Masquerade4$2.95Dark Horse26,907
98-Aquaman47$1.95DC26,897
99-Teen Titans23$1.95DC26,729
100-Daredevil378$1.99Marvel26,630
101-Ka Zar16$1.99Marvel26,595
102-Crypt of Dawn Vol4$2.95Sirius26,471
103-Azrael44$1.95DC25,897
104-Superboy54$1.95DC25,060
105-Evil Ernie1$2.95Chaos24,996
106-Hitman29$2.25DC24,679
107-Batman Gordon of Gotham3$1.95DC24,516
108-Altered Image2$2.50Image24,451
109-Savage Dragon50$5.95Image24,357
110-Batman The Gotham Adventures3$1.95DC24,313
111-DV819$2.50Image23,956
112-Maverick12$2.99Marvel23,595
113-Legion of Super Heroes107$2.25DC23,436
114-Legionnaires63$2.25DC23,070
115-Bone33$2.95Cartoon22,743
116-Stormwatch8$2.50Image22,486
117-Maxx38$1.95Image22,095
118-Resurrection Man16$2.50DC22,050
119-Books of Faerie Auberons Tale1$2.50DC21,624
120-Smiley1$2.95Chaos21,605
121-Youngblood5$2.50Awesome21,590
122-Books of Magic51$2.50DC21,392
123-Dreaming27$2.50DC21,040
124-Shi The Series13$2.95Crusade20,981
125-Shi The Series14$2.95Crusade20,916
126-Wonder Woman Once & Future Story$4.95DC20,778
127-Simpsons Comics37$2.25Bongo20,758
128-Aliens Vs Predator Eternal1$2.50Dark Horse20,085
129-Impulse40$1.95DC20,011
130-Menace3$2.50Awesome19,808
131-Wetworks41$2.50Image19,793
132-Supreme61$2.99Awesome19,684
133-Power of Shazam41$1.95DC19,525
134-Gangland3$2.95DC19,080
135-Legion Science Police1$2.25DC18,525
136-Invisibles Volume 217$2.50DC18,253
137-Spirit New Adventures4$3.50Kitchen Sink18,114
138-Gen13 Monkeyman & Obrien Chrom Ed1$4.50Image17,303
139-Jack Kirbys Fourth World18$1.95DC17,065
140-More Than Mortal Truths & Legends1$2.95Liar17,030
141-X-Files Season One Beyond The Sea$4.95Topps16,892
142-Omen3$2.95Chaos16,847
143-Nevada4$2.50DC16,634
144-Dragonball Z4$2.95Viz16,550
145-Adventures In The DC Universe17$1.95DC16,436
146-Chase7$2.50DC16,362
147-Conan River of Blood3$2.50Marvel15,832
148-Hellblazer128$2.25DC15,768
149-Lobo54$2.25DC15,461
150-Superman Adventures22$1.95DC15,347
151-Sergio Aragones Boogeyman1$2.95Dark Horse15,203
152-HarDCore Station2$2.50DC15,104
153-Dragonball4$2.95Viz15,005
154-Transmetropolitan12$2.50DC14,827
155-Aliens Glass Corridor$2.95Dark Horse14,342
156-House of Secrets22$2.50DC14,302
157-Sandman Mystery Theatre64$2.50DC13,867
158-American Woman1$2.95Antarctic13,515
159-Oni Double Feature6$2.95Oni13,090
160-Oh My Goddess Its Lonely At The Top$3.50Dark Horse12,535
161-Major Bummer13$2.50DC12,396
162-Gunsmith Cats V Bad Trip1$2.95Dark Horse12,372
163-Stray Bullets15$2.95El Capitan12,134
164-Dead King3 (Res)$2.95Chaos12,040
165-Muktuk Wolfsbreath Hardboiled Shaman1$2.50DC11,941
166-Ghost Special Immortal Coil2$3.95Dark Horse11,599
167-Tick Big Blue Destiny5$3.50New England11,441
168-Quantum & Woody17$2.50Acclaim10,916
169-Chronos6$2.50DC10,877
170-Ranma 1/2 Part Seven5$2.95Viz10,842
171-Young Heroes In Love15$1.95DC10,792
172-Blade of the Immortal On Silent Wings2$2.95Dark Horse10,674
173-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Two4$2.95Viz10,322
174-Crow Razor Kill The Pain3$3.00London Night10,213
175-Battlestar Galactica6$2.99Realm9,990
176-Elfquest25$4.95Warp9,787
177-Poison Elves36$2.50Sirius9,674
178-Cerebus231$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim9,594
179-Scatterbrain1$2.95Dark Horse9,505
180-Creeper9$2.50DC9,188
181-Usagi Yojimbo21$2.95Dark Horse9,169
182-Randy Bowens Decapitator1$2.95Dark Horse9,149
183-Seeker 30003$2.50Marvel8,807
184-Turok4$2.50Acclaim8,609
185-1998 Trilogy II Tour Book$4.95Cartoon8,372
186-Erb Tarzan Carson of Venus2$2.95Dark Horse8,297
187-X-O Manowar21$2.50Acclaim8,282
188-Erb Tarzan Primeval3$2.95Dark Horse8,233
189-Sonic The Hedgehog62$1.75Archie8,218
190-Tick Luny Bin Preview Special$1.50New England8,075
191-Mtg Destiny4$2.95Dark Horse7,723
192-Essential Vertigo The Sandman25$1.95DC7,520
193-Dark Horse Presents133$2.95Dark Horse7,367
194-Michael Moorcocks Multiverse10$2.50DC7,352
195-Drakuun Shadow of the Warlock5$2.95Dark Horse7,287
196-Pinky and The Brain25$1.95DC7,238
197-Sheena Queen of the Jungle Bound1$3.00London Night7,213
198-Mixxzine6$4.99Mixx7,188
199-Jackie Chans Spartan X4$2.95Image7,129
200-Marvel Adv17$1.50Marvel6,946
201-X-Men Manga10$2.99Marvel6,941
202-X-Men Manga11$2.99Marvel6,921
203-Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale15$3.25Viz6,916
204-Sonic Super Special6$2.25Archie6,857
205-New Bondage Faeries Faerie Fetish4$2.95Fantagraphics6,728
206-Sabrina The Teenage Witch17$1.75Archie6,703
207-Eternal Warriors Immortal Enemy$3.95Acclaim6,574
208-Knuckles16$1.75Archie6,451
209-Zombieworld Winters Dregs2$2.95Dark Horse6,391
210-Lenore2$2.95Slave Labor6,287
211-No Need For Tenchi Part Five1$3.25Viz6,272
212-Secret Plot Deep1$3.50Fantagraphics6,193
213-Warrior Nun Frenzy2$2.95Antarctic6,178
214-Scooby-Doo13$1.95DC6,069
215-Spider-Man Manga16$2.99Marvel6,035
216-Spider-Man Manga17$2.99Marvel6,015
217-Magnus Robot Fighter18$2.50Acclaim6,005
218-Shadowman20$2.50Acclaim5,837
219-Penny Century3$2.95Fantagraphics5,609
220-Robotech The Sentinels Rubicon1$2.95Antarctic5,599
221-Troublemakers19$2.50Acclaim5,540
222-Bloodshot16$2.50Acclaim5,525
223-Drywall and Oswald Show1$2.95Fireman5,480
224-Animaniacs40$1.95DC5,456
225-Quest For Camelot$4.95DC5,446
226-Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing22$2.25DC5,386
227-Girls Kama Sutra1$2.95Black Lace5,149
228-Oink Blood and Circus3$4.95Kitchen Sink5,124
229-Tug & Buster1$2.95Image5,084
230-Luba2$2.95Fantagraphics5,035
231-Silky Whip3$3.50Fantagraphics5,035
232-Sloth Park1$2.95SCC5,005
233-Maison Ikkoku Part Seven12$3.25Viz4,975
234-Archie475$1.75Archie4,965
235-Desperate Times1$2.95Image4,931
236-Concrete Jungle Legend of the Black Lion3$2.50Acclaim4,886
237-Haunt of Fear24$2.50Gemstone4,782
238-Legend of Mother Sarah City of Angels8$3.95Dark Horse4,708
239-Ashen Victor3$2.95Viz4,698
240-Betty & Veronica127$1.75Archie4,683
241-Luftwaffe 194611$2.95Antarctic4,683
242-Warrior Nun Black & White11$2.95Antarctic4,673
243-Lost Heroes3$2.95Davdez4,594
244-Looney Tunes43$1.95DC4,574
245-Voice of Submission1$2.95Fantagraphics4,540
246-Dead Or Alive A Cyberpunk Western3$2.50Dark Horse4,485
247-Cutie Honey Vol. 21$2.95Ironcat4,421
248-Piracy6$2.50Gemstone4,401
249-Betty65$1.75Archie4,362
250-Legend of Lemnear6$2.95CPM4,312
251-Crime Suspenstories24$2.50Gemstone4,292
252-Gold Digger41$2.95Antarctic4,267
253-Two Faces of Tomorrow11$3.95Dark Horse4,154
254-Warhammer Monthly4$2.95Games Workshop4,154
255-Cheryl Blossom15$1.75Archie4,089
256-Frontline Combat13$2.50Gemstone4,084
257-Veronica79$1.75Archie4,074
258-Eat Man Part Two5$2.95Viz3,975
259-Wing Bird Verotik Girls Pin Up Book$3.95Verotik3,936
260-Return of Lum Part Four11$2.95Viz3,871
261-Mobile Police Patlabor Part Two6$2.95Viz3,857
262-Chirality16$2.95CPM3,827
263-Ninja High School63$2.95Antarctic3,822
264-Betty & Veronica Spectacular31$1.75Archie3,812
265-Book2$3.50Dreamsmith3,812
266-Knight Watchman2$2.95Image3,802
267-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 23$2.95Ironcat3,797
268-Midnight Panther School Daze3$2.95CPM3,767
269-Espers7$2.95Image3,678
270-Big Bang Comics20$2.95Image3,659
271-Betty & Veronica Double Digest74$2.95Archie3,639
272-Betty & Veronica Summer Fun5$2.25Archie3,569
273-Archie Double Digest102$2.95Archie3,560
274-Cartoon Network Presents13$1.95DC3,560
275-Kiss The Psycho Circus Reprint1 (O/A)$1.95Image3,530
276-Jughead108$1.75Archie3,510
277-Ravening1/2$3.00Avatar3,421
278-Peepshow11$3.50Drawn & Quarterly3,416
279-Flintstones and The Jetsons13$1.95DC3,332
280-Jinx True Crime Confessions Special1$3.95Image3,277
281-Strangers In Paradise Gold Logo Rprt Vol. II11$2.75Abstract3,218
282-Pals N Gals Double Digest35$2.95Archie3,168
283-Archie Digest157$1.95Archie3,159
284-Kiss The Psycho Circus Reprint2 (O/A)$1.95Image3,159
285-Betty & Veronica Digest98$1.95Archie3,134
286-Dragon Wars3$2.95Ironcat3,129
287-Pete The Pod Postal Worker4$2.95Sharkbait3,055
288-Nights Into Dreams5$1.75Archie2,936
289-Bohos3$2.95Image2,916
290-Magic Priest1$2.95Antarctic2,886
291-Devestator2$2.95Image2,881
292-Bugboy1$3.95Image2,698
293-Chi Chian5$2.95Sirius2,688
294-Jughead With Archie Digest143$1.95Archie2,688
295-Pendragon Chronicles Excalibur$2.95Caliber2,649
296-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 24$2.95Ironcat2,624
297-Fighting American Collected Edition1$4.95Awesome2,594
298-Code Blue2$2.95Image2,589
299-Sheena Queen of the Jungle Bound Ministry Ed1$5.00London Night2,500
300-Channel Zero3$2.95Image2,475

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June 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.

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The X-Files: Fight the Future movie adaptation led the charts.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
13 X-Files Official Movie Adaptation$5.95Topps20,025
24 Spider-Man Made Men (Resolictiation) $5.99Marvel17,788
38Kabuki Images$4.95Image12,065
47Witchblade Coll Ed #8$6.95Image8,604
516Danger Girl Tour Ed Alt Cvr #1$6.95Dynamic Forces5,763
65Essential Spider-Man Vol. 3 $12.99Marvel5,074
717Batman Vs Predator III Blood Ties $7.95DC 4,139
821DF Darkchylde Summer Preview #1$6.95Dynamic Forces3,857
922Uncle Scrooge #312$6.95Gladstone3,802
1012Unknown Soldier $12.95DC 3,634
119Ranma 1/2 Vol. 11 Transformations $15.95Viz3,431
126Kabuki Circle of Blood$17.95Image3,386
1310Books of Faerie $14.95DC 3,322
141Batman Archives Vol. 4 HC $49.95DC 3,223
1526Walt Disneys Comics #627$6.95Gladstone3,144
1614Supreme $14.95Awesome3,025
1715Superman Exile $14.95DC 2,797
1830Uncle Scrooge Adventures In Color #47$9.95Gladstone2,124
1931Uncle Scrooge Adventures In Color #48$9.95Gladstone2,119
2023Click Vol. 3$12.95NBM2,000
2118Incredible Hulk Beauty and The Beast $16.99Marvel1,916
2236Sliders $8.99Acclaim1,911
2348Vampirella Ascending Evil$7.50Harris1,852
2420Starship Troopers $14.95Dark Horse1,842
2519Desperadoes$16.95Image1,842