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July 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 Fathom 1 $2.50 Image 257,087
2 Uncanny X-Men 359 $1.99 Marvel 137,544
3 X-Men 79 $1.99 Marvel 131,283
4 Witchblade 25 $2.95 Image 116,796
5 Spawn 76 $1.95 Image 116,011
6 Avengers 8 $1.99 Marvel 108,860
7 Wolverine 128 $1.99 Marvel 104,690
8 JLA 22 $1.95 DC 97,296
9 Danger Girl 4 $2.50 Image 95,035
10 Fantastic Four 9 $1.99 Marvel 94,278
11 Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty 1 $1.99 Marvel 89,412
12 Captain America 9 $1.99 Marvel 85,837
13 Iron Man 8 $1.99 Marvel 81,609
14 Thor 3 $1.99 Marvel 81,314
15 Darkness 17 $2.50 Image 73,978
16 Marvel Annual 98 Starg X-Men & Fantastic Four $2.99 Marvel 71,655
17 Curse Of Spawn 23 $1.95 Image 63,771
18 Amazing Spider-Man 438 $1.99 Marvel 63,690
19 Amazing Spider-Man 439 $1.99 Marvel 63,480
20 JLA Year One 9 $1.95 DC 63,342
21 Generation X 42 $1.99 Marvel 62,409
22 Marvel Annual 98 Avengers & Squdrn Supreme $2.50 Marvel 61,276
23 X-Men Unlimited 20 $2.99 Marvel 61,057
24 Young Justice 1 $2.50 DC 60,671
25 Rampaging Hulk Cover A 2 $1.99 Marvel 60,586
26 Crimson 3 $2.50 Image 60,043
27 X-Force 81 $1.99 Marvel 60,033
28 Spider-Man 95 $1.99 Marvel 59,734
29 Incredible Hulk 468 $1.99 Marvel 58,891
30 X-Factor 149 $1.99 Marvel 58,677
31 Justice League Of America The Nail 2 $4.95 DC 57,848
32 Spectacular Spider-Man 261 $1.99 Marvel 57,267
33 X-Man 42 $1.99 Marvel 56,111
34 Tales of the Darkness 3 $2.95 Image 55,830
35 Cable 58 $1.99 Marvel 54,778
36 Sensational Spider-Man 31 $1.99 Marvel 54,525
37 Spirit Of Tao 3 $2.50 Image 53,902
38 Green Lantern 103 $1.95 DC 52,902
39 Green Lantern 104 $1.95 DC 52,878
40 Superman 138 $1.95 DC 51,455
41 JLA World Without Grownups 2 $4.95 DC 51,431
42 Action Comics 748 $1.95 DC 49,688
43 Adventures Of Superman 561 $1.95 DC 49,631
44 Superman Man Of Steel 83 $1.95 DC 49,322
45 Gen 13 31 $2.50 Image 48,998
46 Batman 558 $1.95 DC 47,608
47 Superman For All Seasons 1 $4.95 DC 47,336
48 Tangent 98 JLA 1 $1.95 DC 47,146
49 Excalibur 124 $1.99 Marvel 46,827
50 Thunderbolts 18 $1.99 Marvel 46,361
51 Detective Comics 725 $1.95 DC 45,251
52 Nightwing 24 $1.95 DC 43,913
53 Tangent 98 Batman 1 $1.95 DC 42,252
54 Tangent 98 Superman 1 $1.95 DC 41,438
55 Preacher 41 $2.50 DC 41,381
56 300 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 41,152
57 Tangent 98 Tales of the Green Lantern 1 $1.95 DC 40,324
58 Deadpool 20 $1.99 Marvel 40,257
59 Flash 141 $1.95 DC 39,395
60 Alpha Flight 14 $1.99 Marvel 39,148
61 Gen 13 Monkeyman & Obrien 2 $2.50 Image 38,700
62 Batman Annual 22 $2.95 DC 38,301
63 Tangent 98 Jokers Wild 1 $1.95 DC 38,281
64 Darkminds 1 $2.50 Image 37,653
65 Tangent 98 Nightwing Night Force 1 $1.95 DC 37,244
66 Batman Shadow of the Bat 78 $1.95 DC 37,167
67 Tenth 11 $2.50 Image 37,101
68 Tangent 98 Trials of the Flash 1 $1.95 DC 36,939
69 Tangent 98 Wonder Woman 1 $1.95 DC 36,925
70 Robin 57 $1.95 DC 36,339
71 Catwoman 61 $1.95 DC 35,806
72 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 110 $1.95 DC 35,282
73 Supergirl 25 $1.95 DC 34,954
74 Wonder Woman 137 $1.95 DC 34,582
75 Green Arrow 136 $2.50 DC 34,525
76 Tangent 98 Powergirl 1 $1.95 DC 33,730
77 Lady Death 7 $2.95 Chaos 31,954
78 Iron Man The Iron Age 2 $5.99 Marvel 31,693
79 Jim Lees C23 4 $2.50 Image 31,369
80 Flash Annual 11 $2.95 DC 31,136
81 Legends of the DC Universe 8 $1.95 DC 31,093
82 Jay & Silent Bob 2 $2.95 Oni 30,402
83 Star Wars The Last Command 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 30,298
84 Catwoman Wildcat 2 $2.50 DC 29,922
85 Lady Death Retribution $2.95 Chaos 29,841
86 Xena Warrior Princess Weddg Xena & Hercules $2.95 Topps 29,793
87 Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Redemption/Ulic Qel Droma 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 29,788
88 Heroes For Hire 15 $1.99 Marvel 29,603
89 Sunfire & Big Hero Six 1 $2.50 Marvel 29,217
90 Starman 46 $2.25 DC 28,788
91 Legends of the DC Universe 80 Page Giant 1 $4.95 DC 28,231
92 Mage The Hero Defined 10 $2.50 Image 28,151
93 Tenth Configuration 1 $2.50 Image 27,479
94 Silver Surfer 143 $1.99 Marvel 27,194
95 Wonder Woman Annual 7 $2.95 DC 27,194
96 Marvel Universe 4 $1.99 Marvel 26,094
97 Teen Titans 24 $1.95 DC 25,761
98 Xena Warrior Princess Origi Olympics Reg Ed 2 $2.95 Topps 25,723
99 Star Wars X-Wing Rg Squdrn Mandatory Ret 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 25,665
100 Aquaman 48 $1.95 DC 25,642
101 Gen 13 Bootleg 20 $2.50 Image 25,575
102 Daredevil 379 $1.99 Marvel 25,513
103 Iron Fist 3 $2.50 Marvel 24,794
104 Azrael 45 $1.95 DC 24,409
105 Superboy 55 $1.95 DC 24,166
106 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 16 $2.75 Abstract 23,775
107 Hitman 30 $2.25 DC 23,699
108 Savage Dragon 51 $2.50 Image 23,171
109 What If? 112 $1.99 Marvel 23,171
110 Vampirella Shi Queens Gambit 2 $2.95 Harris 23,152
111 Ka Zar 17 $1.99 Marvel 23,090
112 Batman The Gotham Adventures 4 $1.95 DC 22,880
113 Legion Of Super Heroes 108 $2.25 DC 22,723
114 Aquaman Annual 4 $2.95 DC 22,714
115 Star Wars Handbook X-Wing Rg Squdrn 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 22,480
116 Legionnaires 64 $2.25 DC 22,433
117 Dv8 20 $2.50 Image 22,180
118 Hellblazer 129 $2.50 DC 21,909
119 Quicksilver 11 $1.99 Marvel 21,752
120 Stormwatch 9 $2.50 Image 21,600
121 Nighthawk 1 $2.50 Marvel 21,562
122 Batman Gordon Of Gotham 4 $1.95 DC 21,419
123 Weasel Guy Witchblade $2.95 Hyperwerks 20,452
124 Resurrection Man 17 $2.50 DC 20,352
125 Shi The Ser 16 $2.95 Crusade 20,076
126 Books Of Magic 52 $2.50 DC 20,043
127 Dreaming 28 $2.50 DC 20,029
128 Shi The Ser 15 $2.95 Crusade 19,962
129 Books Of Faerie Auberons Tale 2 $2.50 DC 19,210
130 Impulse 41 $1.95 DC 19,067
131 Evil Ernie 2 $2.95 Chaos 18,824
132 Wetworks 42 $2.50 Image 18,567
133 Thor Rough Cut Ed 1 $2.99 Marvel 18,481
134 Power Of Shazam 42 $1.95 DC 18,396
135 Gangland 4 $2.95 DC 17,972
136 Altered Image 3 $2.50 Image 17,896
137 Invisibles Volume 2 18 $2.50 DC 17,543
138 Aliens Vs Predator Eternal 2 $2.50 Dark Horse 17,463
139 Conan Return Of Styrm 1 $2.50 Marvel 17,401
140 More Than Mortal Sagas 1 $2.95 Liar 17,244
141 Adventures In The DC Universe 18 $1.95 DC 16,663
142 Jack Kirbys Fourth World 19 $1.95 DC 16,372
143 Spirit New Adventures 5 $3.50 Kitchen Sink 16,244
144 New Gods Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 16,210
145 Leave It To Chance 11 $2.95 Image 16,101
146 Chase 8 $2.50 DC 16,044
147 Omen 4 $2.95 Chaos 15,920
148 Legion Science Police 2 $2.25 DC 15,887
149 X-Files Season One Shadows $4.95 Topps 15,582
150 Curse Of Dracula 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 15,458
151 Transmetropolitan 13 $2.50 DC 15,406
152 Nevada 5 $2.50 DC 15,215
153 Strange Tales 1 $4.99 Marvel 15,139
154 Superman Adventures 23 $1.95 DC 15,111
155 Madman The Jam 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 15,016
156 Marvel 4 $1.99 Marvel 14,601
157 Lobo 55 $2.25 DC 14,573
158 Hardcore Station 3 $2.50 DC 14,116
159 Sandman Mystery Theatre 65 $2.50 DC 13,663
160 Aliens Wraith $2.95 Dark Horse 13,511
161 House Of Secrets 23 $2.50 DC 13,483
162 Stargods 1 $2.95 Antarctic 13,416
163 Jonny Double 1 $2.95 DC 13,197
164 Dragonball Z 5 $2.95 Viz 13,135
165 Sergio Aragones Boogeyman 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,930
166 Lost In Space 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,321
167 Oh My Goddess Fallen Angel $3.95 Dark Horse 12,264
168 Mask Of Zorro 1 $2.95 Image 12,159
169 Dragonball 5 $2.95 Viz 12,097
170 Dead King 4 $2.95 Chaos 12,050
171 Major Bummer 14 $2.50 DC 12,007
172 Gunsmith Cats Bad Trip 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,621
173 Ticks Big Giant Summer Special 1 $3.50 New England 10,883
174 Battlestar Galactica 7 $2.99 Realm 10,836
175 Chronos 7 $2.50 DC 10,631
176 Young Heroes In Love 16 $1.95 DC 10,569
177 Blade of the Immortal On Silent Wings 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,359
178 Ranma 1/2 Part Seven 6 $2.95 Viz 10,259
179 Richard Corben Jag God Retn To Xibalba $4.95 Verotik 9,902
180 Dead Corps(E) 1 $2.50 DC 9,769
181 Cerebus 232 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 9,388
182 Muktuk Wolfsbreath Hardbld Shaman 2 $2.50 DC 9,279
183 Elfquest 26 $4.95 Warp 9,122
184 Poison Elves 37 $2.50 Sirius 9,107
185 Oni Double Feature 7 $2.95 Oni 8,807
186 Creeper 10 $2.50 DC 8,569
187 Usagi Yojimbo 22 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,450
188 Vertigo Visions Dr Thirteen $5.95 DC 8,389
189 Scud Tales From The Vending Machine 4 $2.50 Fireman 8,060
190 Edgar R Burroughs Tarzan Carson ofVenus 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,965
191 Dalkiel Prophecy $3.95 Verotik 7,936
192 Sonic The Hedgehog 63 $1.75 Archie 7,884
193 Seeker 3000 4 $2.50 Marvel 7,836
194 Dark Horse Presents 134 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,479
195 Dark Horse Classics Godzilla King/Monsters 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,227
196 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 26 $2.25 DC 7,127
197 Michael Moorcocks Multiverse 11 $2.50 DC 6,951
198 Drakuun Shadow of the Warlock 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,941
199 Randy Bowens Decapitator 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,841
200 Mixxzine Vol. 2 1 $4.99 Mixx 6,651
201 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two 1 $2.95 Viz 6,646
202 Marvel Adv 18 $1.50 Marvel 6,327
203 Mr Monster Vs Gorzilla $2.95 Image 6,327
204 Sharky 4 $2.50 Image 6,256
205 New Bondage Fairies Fairie Fetish 5 $2.95 Fantagraphics 6,227
206 Jackie Chans Spartan X 5 $2.95 Image 6,208
207 Knuckles 17 $1.75 Archie 6,208
208 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 18 $2.95 Image 6,084
209 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 18 $1.75 Archie 6,080
210 Robotech 9 $2.95 Antarctic 5,903
211 Zombieworld Winters Dregs 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,894
212 No Need For Tenchi Part Five 2 $3.25 Viz 5,761
213 Scooby-Doo 14 $1.95 DC 5,761
214 X-Men Manga 12 $2.99 Marvel 5,656
215 Whiteout 1 $2.95 Oni 5,618
216 X-Men Manga 13 $2.99 Marvel 5,608
217 Secret Plot Deep 2 $3.50 Fantagraphics 5,242
218 Tales From The Crypt 25 $2.50 Gemstone 5,208
219 Animaniacs 40 (RES) $1.95 DC 5,199
220 Robotech The Sentinels Rubicon 2 $2.95 Antarctic 5,161
221 Spider-Man Manga 19 $2.99 Marvel 5,156
222 Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing 23 $2.25 DC 5,127
223 Spider-Man Manga 18 $2.99 Marvel 5,085
224 Scatterbrain 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,070
225 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Two 5 $2.95 Viz 5,046
226 Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend 1 $2.95 CPM 4,951
227 Maison Ikkoku Part Seven 13 $3.25 Viz 4,804
228 Silky Whip 4 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,789
229 Shotgun Mary 3 $2.95 Antarctic 4,747
230 Archie 476 $1.75 Archie 4,651
231 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Two Coll Ed 5 $2.95 Viz 4,642
232 Oink Blood And Circus 4 $4.95 Kitchen Sink 4,551
233 Legend Of Mother Sarah City Of Angels 9 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,513
234 Dead Or Alive A Cyberpunk Western 4 $2.50 Dark Horse 4,504
235 Razor Uncut 50 $3.00 London Night 4,466
236 Betty & Veronica 128 $1.75 Archie 4,451
237 Looney Tunes 44 $1.95 DC 4,442
238 Luftwaffe 1946 12 $2.95 Antarctic 4,418
239 Lost Heroes 4 $2.95 Davdez 4,280
240 Warrior Nun Black & White 12 $2.95 Antarctic 4,247
241 Piracy 7 $2.50 Gemstone 4,199
242 Ashen Victor 4 $2.95 Viz 4,180
243 La Cosa Nostroid 10 $2.95 Fireman 4,180
244 Gold Digger 42 $2.95 Antarctic 4,170
245 Dreamsmith Studios Book 3 $3.50 Dreamsmith 4,161
246 Betty 66 $1.75 Archie 4,132
247 Broken Halos Is There Nothing Sacred 1 $2.95 Broken Halos 4,132
248 Legend Of Lemnear 7 $2.95 CPM 4,080
249 Chirality 17 $2.95 CPM 4,042
250 Two Faces Of Tomorrow 12 $3.95 Dark Horse 4,009
251 Voice Of Submission 2 $2.95 Fantagraphics 3,947
252 Veronica 80 $1.75 Archie 3,937
253 American Splendour Transatlntc Comics $2.95 Dark Horse 3,899
254 Hepcats 13 $3.50 Antarctic 3,823
255 Cheryl Blossom 16 $1.75 Archie 3,799
256 Big Bang Comics 21 $2.95 Image 3,732
257 Knight Watchman 3 $2.95 Image 3,666
258 Panic 7 $2.50 Gemstone 3,632
259 Apollo Smile 1 $2.95 Eagle Wing 3,575
260 Cutie Honey Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Ironcat 3,528
261 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 2 4 $2.95 Ironcat 3,518
262 Midnight Panther School Daze 4 $2.95 CPM 3,490
263 Archie & Friends 31 $1.75 Archie 3,418
264 Hopsters Tracks 1 $2.95 Bongo 3,418
265 Warhammer Monthly 5 $2.95 Games Workshop 3,418
266 Akiko 26 $2.50 Sirius 3,394
267 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 75 $2.95 Archie 3,371
268 Tekken 2 1 (RES) $2.95 Knightstone 3,366
269 Milk 6 $2.95 Radio 3,275
270 Reality Check 11 $2.95 Sirius 3,209
271 Cartoon Network Presents 13 (RES) $1.95 DC 3,199
272 Jughead 109 $1.75 Archie 3,171
273 Flintstones And The Jetsons 14 $1.95 DC 3,166
274 Archie Digest 158 $1.95 Archie 3,071
275 Dragon Wars 4 $2.95 Ironcat 2,999
276 7Th System 4 $2.95 Sirius 2,985
277 Simpsons Comics And Stories 1 $2.95 Bongo 2,942
278 Empty Zone 2 $2.50 Sirius 2,918
279 Pals N Gals Double Digest 36 $2.95 Archie 2,823
280 Thieves & Kings 23 $2.35 I Box 2,804
281 Strangers In Paradise Gold Logo Reprt V. II 12 $2.75 Abstract 2,771
282 Jughead Double Digest 54 $2.95 Archie 2,737
283 King Zombie 1 $2.95 Caliber 2,695
284 Nights Into Dreams 6 $1.75 Archie 2,604
285 Laugh Digest 144 $1.95 Archie 2,590
286 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 2 5 $2.95 Ironcat 2,537
287 Original Warrior Nun Special Ed 1 $0.99 Antarctic 2,518
288 Pandora Shotgun Mary Demon Nation $3.00 Avatar 2,490
289 Futaba Kun Change Vol. 1 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,442
290 Land Of Oz 1 $2.95 Arrow 2,233
291 Rat Bastard 4 (RES) $1.95 Crusade 2,228
292 Bitch In Heat 5 $2.95 Fantagraphics 2,219
Some items were dropped from the list due to mis-classification.
Top-Selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Squadron Supreme New World Order $5.99 Marvel 19,362
2 Kabuki Reflections $4.95 Image 14,649
3 Star Wars A New Hope Manga $9.95 Dark Horse 13,878
4 Dome Ground Zero $7.95 DC 7,298
5 Slaine The Horned God Vol. 1 $6.99 Titan 4,961
6 Hellboy Chained Coffin & Others $17.95 Dark Horse 4,518
7 Captain America The Classic Years $24.99 Marvel 4,147
8 Big Book of the Weird Wild West $14.95 DC 3,985
9 Uncle Scrooge $6.95 Gladstone 3,594
10 Alan Moores Songbook $5.95 Caliber 3,504
11 Sandman Dust Covers 1989-1997 $24.95 DC 3,442
12 Bone Vol. 5 Sc $14.95 Cartoon 3,404
13 Stargods Deluxe Alternate Cvr Ed $5.95 Antarctic 3,099
14 Hellblazer Tainted Love $16.95 DC 3,061
15 Walt Disneys Comics $6.95 Gladstone 2,952
16 Gen 13 Interactive Plus $11.95 Image 2,890
17 Will Eisners Family Matter $15.95 Kitchen 2,871
18 Batman Other Realms $12.95 DC 2,666
19 Battle Angel Alita Vol. 9 Tp $16.95 Viz 2,542
20 Vampirella Hell On Earth Ashcan $4.00 Harris 2,338
21 Classic Alex Toth Zorro Vol. 1 $15.95 Image 2,333
22 Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 3 Brink Of Life & Death $14.95 Dark Horse 2,180
23 Dynamic Forces Darkchylde Painkiller Jane Preview Book $6.95 Dynamic Forces 2,142
24 Uncle Scrooge & Adventures In Color $9.95 Gladstone 2,057
25 Uncle Scrooge & Adventures In Color $9.95 Gladstone 2,052




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