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July 1998 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Image's Fathom provided one of the strongest launches for an non-Big Two title in many months.

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 (resolicitated) 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-Fathom1$2.50Image257,087
2-Uncanny X-Men359$1.99Marvel137,544
3-X-Men79$1.99Marvel131,283
4-Witchblade25$2.95Image116,796
5-Spawn76$1.95Image116,011
6-Avengers8$1.99Marvel108,860
7-Wolverine128$1.99Marvel104,690
8-JLA22$1.95DC97,296
9-Danger Girl4$2.50Image95,035
10-Fantastic Four9$1.99Marvel94,278
11-Captain America Sentinel of Liberty1$1.99Marvel89,412
12-Captain America9$1.99Marvel85,837
13-Iron Man8$1.99Marvel81,609
14-Thor3$1.99Marvel81,314
15-Darkness17$2.50Image73,978
16-Marvel Annual 98 Starg X-Men & Fantastic Four$2.99Marvel71,655
17-Curse of Spawn23$1.95Image63,771
18-Amazing Spider-Man438$1.99Marvel63,690
19-Amazing Spider-Man439$1.99Marvel63,480
20-JLA Year One9$1.95DC63,342
21-Generation X42$1.99Marvel62,409
22-Marvel Annual 98 Avengers & Squdrn Supreme$2.50Marvel61,276
23-X-Men Unlimited20$2.99Marvel61,057
24-Young Justice1$2.50DC60,671
25-Rampaging Hulk Cover A2$1.99Marvel60,586
26-Crimson3$2.50Image60,043
27-X-Force81$1.99Marvel60,033
28-Spider-Man95$1.99Marvel59,734
29-Incredible Hulk468$1.99Marvel58,891
30-X-Factor149$1.99Marvel58,677
31-Justice League of America The Nail2$4.95DC57,848
32-Spectacular Spider-Man261$1.99Marvel57,267
33-X-Man42$1.99Marvel56,111
34-Tales of the Darkness3$2.95Image55,830
35-Cable58$1.99Marvel54,778
36-Sensational Spider-Man31$1.99Marvel54,525
37-Spirit of Tao3$2.50Image53,902
38-Green Lantern103$1.95DC52,902
39-Green Lantern104$1.95DC52,878
40-Superman138$1.95DC51,455
41-JLA World Without Grownups2$4.95DC51,431
42-Action Comics748$1.95DC49,688
43-Adventures of Superman561$1.95DC49,631
44-Superman Man of Steel83$1.95DC49,322
45-Gen 1331$2.50Image48,998
46-Batman558$1.95DC47,608
47-Superman For All Seasons1$4.95DC47,336
48-Tangent 98 JLA1$1.95DC47,146
49-Excalibur124$1.99Marvel46,827
50-Thunderbolts18$1.99Marvel46,361
51-Detective Comics725$1.95DC45,251
52-Nightwing24$1.95DC43,913
53-Tangent 98 Batman1$1.95DC42,252
54-Tangent 98 Superman1$1.95DC41,438
55-Preacher41$2.50DC41,381
56-3003$2.95Dark Horse41,152
57-Tangent 98 Tales of the Green Lantern1$1.95DC40,324
58-Deadpool20$1.99Marvel40,257
59-Flash141$1.95DC39,395
60-Alpha Flight14$1.99Marvel39,148
61-Gen 13 Monkeyman & Obrien2$2.50Image38,700
62-Batman Annual22$2.95DC38,301
63-Tangent 98 Jokers Wild1$1.95DC38,281
64-Darkminds1$2.50Image37,653
65-Tangent 98 Nightwing Night Force1$1.95DC37,244
66-Batman Shadow of the Bat78$1.95DC37,167
67-Tenth11$2.50Image37,101
68-Tangent 98 Trials of the Flash1$1.95DC36,939
69-Tangent 98 Wonder Woman1$1.95DC36,925
70-Robin57$1.95DC36,339
71-Catwoman61$1.95DC35,806
72-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight110$1.95DC35,282
73-Supergirl25$1.95DC34,954
74-Wonder Woman137$1.95DC34,582
75-Green Arrow136$2.50DC34,525
76-Tangent 98 Powergirl1$1.95DC33,730
77-Lady Death7$2.95Chaos31,954
78-Iron Man The Iron Age2$5.99Marvel31,693
79-Jim Lees C234$2.50Image31,369
80-Flash Annual11$2.95DC31,136
81-Legends of the DC Universe8$1.95DC31,093
82-Jay & Silent Bob2$2.95Oni30,402
83-Star Wars The Last Command6$2.95Dark Horse30,298
84-Catwoman Wildcat2$2.50DC29,922
85-Lady Death Retribution$2.95Chaos29,841
86-Xena Warrior Princess Weddg Xena & Hercules$2.95Topps29,793
87-Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Redemption/Ulic Qel Droma1$2.95Dark Horse29,788
88-Heroes For Hire15$1.99Marvel29,603
89-Sunfire & Big Hero Six1$2.50Marvel29,217
90-Starman46$2.25DC28,788
91-Legends of the DC Universe 80 Page Giant1$4.95DC28,231
92-Mage The Hero Defined10$2.50Image28,151
93-Tenth Configuration1$2.50Image27,479
94-Silver Surfer143$1.99Marvel27,194
95-Wonder Woman Annual7$2.95DC27,194
96-Marvel Universe4$1.99Marvel26,094
97-Teen Titans24$1.95DC25,761
98-Xena Warrior Princess Origi Olympics Reg Ed2$2.95Topps25,723
99-Star Wars X-Wing Rg Squdrn Mandatory Ret1$2.95Dark Horse25,665
100-Aquaman48$1.95DC25,642
101-Gen 13 Bootleg20$2.50Image25,575
102-Daredevil379$1.99Marvel25,513
103-Iron Fist3$2.50Marvel24,794
104-Azrael45$1.95DC24,409
105-Superboy55$1.95DC24,166
106-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III16$2.75Abstract23,775
107-Hitman30$2.25DC23,699
108-Savage Dragon51$2.50Image23,171
109-What If?112$1.99Marvel23,171
110-Vampirella Shi Queens Gambit2$2.95Harris23,152
111-Ka-Zar17$1.99Marvel23,090
112-Batman The Gotham Adventures4$1.95DC22,880
113-Legion of Super Heroes108$2.25DC22,723
114-Aquaman Annual4$2.95DC22,714
115-Star Wars Handbook X-Wing Rg Squdrn1$2.95Dark Horse22,480
116-Legionnaires64$2.25DC22,433
117-Dv820$2.50Image22,180
118-Hellblazer129$2.50DC21,909
119-Quicksilver11$1.99Marvel21,752
120-Stormwatch9$2.50Image21,600
121-Nighthawk1$2.50Marvel21,562
122-Batman Gordon of Gotham4$1.95DC21,419
123-Weasel Guy Witchblade$2.95Hyperwerks20,452
124-Resurrection Man17$2.50DC20,352
125-Shi The Ser16$2.95Crusade20,076
126-Books of Magic52$2.50DC20,043
127-Dreaming28$2.50DC20,029
128-Shi The Ser15$2.95Crusade19,962
129-Books of Faerie Auberons Tale2$2.50DC19,210
130-Impulse41$1.95DC19,067
131-Evil Ernie2$2.95Chaos18,824
132-Wetworks42$2.50Image18,567
133-Thor Rough Cut Ed1$2.99Marvel18,481
134-Power of Shazam42$1.95DC18,396
135-Gangland4$2.95DC17,972
136-Altered Image3$2.50Image17,896
137-Invisibles Volume 218$2.50DC17,543
138-Aliens Vs Predator Eternal2$2.50Dark Horse17,463
139-Conan Return of Styrm1$2.50Marvel17,401
140-More Than Mortal Sagas1$2.95Liar17,244
141-Adventures In The DC Universe18$1.95DC16,663
142-Jack Kirbys Fourth World19$1.95DC16,372
143-Spirit New Adventures5$3.50Kitchen Sink16,244
144-New Gods Secret Files1$4.95DC16,210
145-Leave It To Chance11$2.95Image16,101
146-Chase8$2.50DC16,044
147-Omen4$2.95Chaos15,920
148-Legion Science Police2$2.25DC15,887
149-X-Files Season One Shadows$4.95Topps15,582
150-Curse of Dracula1$2.95Dark Horse15,458
151-Transmetropolitan13$2.50DC15,406
152-Nevada5$2.50DC15,215
153-Strange Tales1$4.99Marvel15,139
154-Superman Adventures23$1.95DC15,111
155-Madman The Jam1$2.95Dark Horse15,016
156-Marvel4$1.99Marvel14,601
157-Lobo55$2.25DC14,573
158-Hardcore Station3$2.50DC14,116
159-Sandman Mystery Theatre65$2.50DC13,663
160-Aliens Wraith$2.95Dark Horse13,511
161-House of Secrets23$2.50DC13,483
162-Stargods1$2.95Antarctic13,416
163-Jonny Double1$2.95DC13,197
164-Dragonball Z5$2.95Viz13,135
165-Sergio Aragones Boogeyman2$2.95Dark Horse12,930
166-Lost In Space3$2.95Dark Horse12,321
167-Oh My Goddess Fallen Angel$3.95Dark Horse12,264
168-Mask of Zorro1$2.95Image12,159
169-Dragonball5$2.95Viz12,097
170-Dead King4$2.95Chaos12,050
171-Major Bummer14$2.50DC12,007
172-Gunsmith Cats Bad Trip2$2.95Dark Horse11,621
173-Ticks Big Giant Summer Special1$3.50New England10,883
174-Battlestar Galactica7$2.99Realm10,836
175-Chronos7$2.50DC10,631
176-Young Heroes In Love16$1.95DC10,569
177-Blade of the Immortal On Silent Wings3$2.95Dark Horse10,359
178-Ranma 1/2 Part Seven6$2.95Viz10,259
179-Richard Corben Jag God Retn To Xibalba$4.95Verotik9,902
180-Dead Corps(E)1$2.50DC9,769
181-Cerebus232$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim9,388
182-Muktuk Wolfsbreath Hardbld Shaman2$2.50DC9,279
183-Elfquest26$4.95Warp9,122
184-Poison Elves37$2.50Sirius9,107
185-Oni Double Feature7$2.95Oni8,807
186-Creeper10$2.50DC8,569
187-Usagi Yojimbo22$2.95Dark Horse8,450
188-Vertigo Visions Dr Thirteen$5.95DC8,389
189-Scud Tales From The Vending Machine4$2.50Fireman8,060
190-Edgar R Burroughs Tarzan Carson ofVenus3$2.95Dark Horse7,965
191-Dalkiel Prophecy$3.95Verotik7,936
192-Sonic The Hedgehog63$1.75Archie7,884
193-Seeker 30004$2.50Marvel7,836
194-Dark Horse Presents134$2.95Dark Horse7,479
195-Dark Horse Classics Godzilla King/Monsters1$2.95Dark Horse7,227
196-Essential Vertigo The Sandman26$2.25DC7,127
197-Michael Moorcocks Multiverse11$2.50DC6,951
198-Drakuun Shadow of the Warlock6$2.95Dark Horse6,941
199-Randy Bowens Decapitator2$2.95Dark Horse6,841
200-Mixxzine Vol. 21$4.99Mixx6,651
201-Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two1$2.95Viz6,646
202-Marvel Adv18$1.50Marvel6,327
203-Mr Monster Vs Gorzilla$2.95Image6,327
204-Sharky4$2.50Image6,256
205-New Bondage Fairies Fairie Fetish5$2.95Fantagraphics6,227
206-Jackie Chans Spartan X5$2.95Image6,208
207-Knuckles17$1.75Archie6,208
208-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles18$2.95Image6,084
209-Sabrina The Teenage Witch18$1.75Archie6,080
210-Robotech9$2.95Antarctic5,903
211-Zombieworld Winters Dregs3$2.95Dark Horse5,894
212-No Need For Tenchi Part Five2$3.25Viz5,761
213-Scooby-Doo14$1.95DC5,761
214-X-Men Manga12$2.99Marvel5,656
215-Whiteout1$2.95Oni5,618
216-X-Men Manga13$2.99Marvel5,608
217-Secret Plot Deep2$3.50Fantagraphics5,242
218-Tales From The Crypt25$2.50Gemstone5,208
219-Animaniacs (resolicited)40$1.95DC5,199
220-Robotech The Sentinels Rubicon2$2.95Antarctic5,161
221-Spider-Man Manga19$2.99Marvel5,156
222-Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing23$2.25DC5,127
223-Spider-Man Manga18$2.99Marvel5,085
224-Scatterbrain2$2.95Dark Horse5,070
225-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Two5$2.95Viz5,046
226-Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend1$2.95CPM4,951
227-Maison Ikkoku Part Seven13$3.25Viz4,804
228-Silky Whip4$3.50Fantagraphics4,789
229-Shotgun Mary3$2.95Antarctic4,747
230-Archie476$1.75Archie4,651
231-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Two Coll Ed5$2.95Viz4,642
232-Oink Blood and Circus4$4.95Kitchen Sink4,551
233-Legend of Mother Sarah City of Angels9$2.95Dark Horse4,513
234-Dead Or Alive A Cyberpunk Western4$2.50Dark Horse4,504
235-Razor Uncut50$3.00London Night4,466
236-Betty & Veronica128$1.75Archie4,451
237-Looney Tunes44$1.95DC4,442
238-Luftwaffe 194612$2.95Antarctic4,418
239-Lost Heroes4$2.95Davdez4,280
240-Warrior Nun Black & White12$2.95Antarctic4,247
241-Piracy7$2.50Gemstone4,199
242-Ashen Victor4$2.95Viz4,180
243-La Cosa Nostroid10$2.95Fireman4,180
244-Gold Digger42$2.95Antarctic4,170
245-Dreamsmith Studios Book3$3.50Dreamsmith4,161
246-Betty66$1.75Archie4,132
247-Broken Halos Is There Nothing Sacred1$2.95Broken Halos4,132
248-Legend of Lemnear7$2.95CPM4,080
249-Chirality17$2.95CPM4,042
250-Two Faces of Tomorrow12$3.95Dark Horse4,009
251-Voice of Submission2$2.95Fantagraphics3,947
252-Veronica80$1.75Archie3,937
253-American Splendour Transatlntc Comics$2.95Dark Horse3,899
254-Clerks: The Comic Book Current Printing1$2.95Oni3,879
255-Hepcats13$3.50Antarctic3,823
256-Cheryl Blossom16$1.75Archie3,799
257-Big Bang Comics21$2.95Image3,732
258-Knight Watchman3$2.95Image3,666
259-Panic7$2.50Gemstone3,632
260-Apollo Smile1$2.95Eagle Wing3,575
261-Cutie Honey Vol. 22$2.95Ironcat3,528
262-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 24$2.95Ironcat3,518
263-Midnight Panther School Daze4$2.95CPM3,490
264-Archie & Friends31$1.75Archie3,418
265-Hopsters Tracks1$2.95Bongo3,418
266-Warhammer Monthly5$2.95Games Workshop3,418
267-Akiko26$2.50Sirius3,394
268-Betty & Veronica Double Digest75$2.95Archie3,371
269-Tekken 2 (resolicited)1$2.95Knightstone3,366
270-Milk6$2.95Radio3,275
271-Reality Check11$2.95Sirius3,209
272-Cartoon Network Presents (resolicited)13$1.95DC3,199
273-Jughead109$1.75Archie3,171
274-Flintstones and The Jetsons14$1.95DC3,166
275-Archie Digest158$1.95Archie3,071
276-Dragon Wars4$2.95Ironcat2,999
277-7Th System4$2.95Sirius2,985
278-Simpsons Comics and Stories1$2.95Bongo2,942
279-Empty Zone2$2.50Sirius2,918
280-Pals N Gals Double Digest36$2.95Archie2,823
281-Thieves & Kings23$2.35I Box2,804
282-Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (reorders)3$2.95Topps2,794
283-Strangers In Paradise Gold Logo Reprt V. II12$2.75Abstract2,771
284-Jughead Double Digest54$2.95Archie2,737
285-King Zombie1$2.95Caliber2,695
286-Johnny the Homicical Maniac (reorders)1$2.95Slave Labor2,670
287-Spawn (reorders)66$1.95Image2,637
288-Futaba Kun Change Vol. 11$2.95Ironcat2,604
289-Laugh Digest144$1.95Archie2,590
290-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 25$2.95Ironcat2,537
291-Original Warrior Nun Special Ed1$.99Antarctic2,518
292-Pandora Shotgun Mary Demon Nation$3.00Avatar2,490
293-Spawn (reorders)65$1.95Image2,446
294-Futaba Kun Change Vol. 11$2.95Ironcat2,442
295-Johnny the Homicical Maniac (reorders)2$2.95Slave Labor2,442
296-Spawn (reorders)67$1.95Image2,418
297-Land of Oz1$2.95Arrow2,233
298- Rat Bastard (resolicited) 4$1.95Crusade2,228
299-Bitch In Heat5$2.95Fantagraphics2,219
300-Spawn (reorders)68$1.95Image2,210





July 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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Three items classed by Diamond as graphic novels sold more than 10,000 copies.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12Squadron Supreme New World Order$5.99Marvel19,362
26Kabuki Reflections$4.95Image14,649
31Star Wars A New Hope Manga$9.95Dark Horse13,878
48Dome Ground Zero $7.95DC 7,298
515Slaine The Horned God Vol. 1$6.99Diamond4,961
65Hellboy Chained Coffin & Others$17.95Dark Horse4,518
73Captain America The Classic Years $24.99Marvel4,147
87Big Book of the Weird Wild West $14.95DC 3,985
922Uncle Scrooge$6.95Gladstone3,594
1027Alan Moores Songbook$5.95Caliber3,504
114Sandman Dust Covers 1989-1997$24.95DC 3,442
1210Bone Vol. 5 Sc $14.95Cartoon3,404
1331Stargods Deluxe Alternate Cvr Ed$5.95Antarctic3,099
149Hellblazer Tainted Love$16.95DC 3,061
1528Walt Disneys Comics$6.95Gladstone2,952
1617Gen 13 Interactive Plus$11.95Image2,890
1711Will Eisners Family Matter$15.95Kitchen2,871
1816Batman Other Realms$12.95DC 2,666
1912Battle Angel Alita Vol. 9 Tp $16.95Viz2,542
2052Vampirella Hell On Earth Ashcan$4.00Harris2,338
2114Classic Alex Toth Zorro Vol. 1$15.95Image2,333
2218Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 3 Brink of Life & Death$14.95Dark Horse2,180
2336Dynamic Forces Darkchylde Painkiller Jane Preview Book $6.95Dynamic Forces2,142
2429Uncle Scrooge & Adventures In Color$9.95Gladstone2,057
2530Uncle Scrooge & Adventures In Color$9.95Gladstone2,052