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August 1998 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Holographic covers on both X-Men titles helped provide some punch to August's dollar sales.

The Squee trade paperback was erroneously included with the comics; it has been moved, below. Diamond also accidentally included Marvel's distributor magazine, which appears in 162nd place. It is not counted in Comichron's totals or market shares.
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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-Battle Chasers4$2.50Image143,545
2-Uncanny X-Men Holo Cover360$3.99Marvel142,528
3-X-Men Holo Cover80$3.99Marvel138,447
4-Fathom2$2.50Image117,693
5-Spawn77$1.95Image115,335
6-Avengers9$1.99Marvel105,836
7-Wolverine129$1.99Marvel101,540
8-JLA23$1.99DC95,256
9-Fantastic Four10$1.99Marvel90,135
10-Mutant X1$2.99Marvel86,692
11-Darkchylde The Legacy1$2.50Image83,417
12-Captain America10$1.99Marvel82,993
13-Iron Man9$1.99Marvel79,660
14-Captain America Sentinel of Liberty2$1.99Marvel79,632
15-Thor4$1.99Marvel78,246
16-Amazing Spider-Man440$1.99Marvel64,497
17-Spider-Girl1$1.99Marvel62,805
18-Crimson4$2.50Image62,786
19-Divine Right (resolicited) 6 $2.50Image62,408
20-JLA Year One10$1.99DC62,321
21-Justice League of America The Nail3$4.95DC62,016
22-JLA Annual2$2.95DC61,852
23-Spider-Man96$1.99Marvel60,278
24-Generation X43$1.99Marvel59,727
25-Curse of Spawn24$1.95Image59,672
26-Green Lantern105$1.99DC58,783
27-Green Lantern106$1.99DC58,783
28-Spectacular Spider-Man262$1.99Marvel58,445
29-X-Force82$1.99Marvel57,943
30-Sensational Spider-Man32$1.99Marvel56,566
31-Incredible Hulk469$1.99Marvel55,850
32-X-Man43$1.99Marvel53,762
33-Spider-Girl0$2.99Marvel53,123
34-Cable59$1.99Marvel52,184
35-Tales of Witchblade6$2.95Image51,960
36-A Next1$1.99Marvel51,942
37-Ascension9$2.50Image50,921
38-Excalibur125$2.99Marvel50,337
39-Superman139$1.99DC49,375
40-Spirit of Tao4$2.50Image48,732
41-Young Justice2$2.50DC48,339
42-Superman Save The Planet Collectors Ed1$3.95DC47,706
43-Adventures of Superman562$1.99DC47,464
44-Stone1$2.50Avatar47,368
45-Gen 1332$2.50Image47,094
46-Kiss The Psycho Circus12$2.25Image46,447
47-Astro City Vol. 217$2.50Image46,205
48-J21$1.99Marvel45,950
49-Nightwing25$1.99DC45,859
50-Batman559$1.99DC45,603
51-Detective Comics726$1.99DC44,942
52-Thunderbolts19$1.99Marvel44,819
53-3004$2.95Dark Horse43,647
54-Martian Manhunter0$1.99DC43,273
55-Superman The Man of Tomorrow11$1.99DC43,163
56-Rampaging Hulk3$1.99Marvel42,324
57-Superman For All Seasons2$4.95DC41,722
58-Preacher42$2.50DC40,956
59-Flash142$1.99DC40,906
60-Deadpool21$1.99Marvel38,936
61-Peter Parker Spider-Man Elektra 98$2.99Marvel38,133
62-Green Lantern Annual7$2.95DC37,627
63-Superman Annual10$2.95DC37,431
64-Alpha Flight15$1.99Marvel37,395
65-Robin58$1.99DC36,027
66-Batman Shadow of the Bat79$1.99DC35,908
67-Superman The Dark Side1$4.95DC34,946
68-Catwoman62$1.99DC34,549
69-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight111$1.99DC34,344
70-Supergirl26$1.99DC33,842
71-Tenth12$2.50Image33,628
72-Wonder Woman138$1.99DC33,491
73-Batman I Joker$4.95DC32,105
74-Wildcats Aliens$4.95Image32,023
75-Star Wars Mara Jade By The Emperors Hand1$2.95Dark Horse31,690
76-Adventure Comics 80 Page Giant1$4.95DC30,955
77-Batman Villains Secret Files1$4.95DC30,892
78-Lady Death8$2.95Chaos30,700
79-Legends of the DC Universe9$1.99DC30,162
80-Uncanny X-Men Reg Cover360$2.99Marvel29,907
81-Wildcore7$2.50Image29,688
82-Martian Manhunter Annual1$2.95DC29,168
83-Catwoman Wildcat3$2.50DC28,757
84-Heroes For Hire16$1.99Marvel28,438
85-Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Redemption2$2.95Dark Horse28,201
86-X-Men Reg Cover80$2.99Marvel28,146
87-Starman47$2.50DC28,128
88-Jim Lees C235$2.50Image27,909
89-Batman Chronicles14$2.95DC27,763
90-Jay & Silent Bob3$2.95Oni27,745
91-Giant Superman Annual Replica Ed1$4.95DC27,435
92-Mage The Hero Defined11$2.50Image27,303
93-Hawkeye Earths Mightiest Marksman1$2.99Marvel26,692
94-Green Arrow137$2.50DC26,687
95-Silver Surfer144$1.99Marvel26,363
96-Silver Surfer145$1.99Marvel26,126
97-Daredevil380$2.99Marvel25,597
98-Aquaman49$1.99DC25,004
99-Heroes For Hire Quicksilver 98$2.99Marvel24,635
100-Gen 13 Bootleg21$2.50Image24,562
101-What If?113$1.99Marvel24,562
102-Xena Warrior Princess Original Olympics3$2.95Topps24,489
103-Star Wars X-Wing Rogue/Mandatory Retmt2$2.95Dark Horse24,389
104-Pitt Crew1$2.50Full Bleed24,015
105-Sunfire & Big Hero Six2$2.50Marvel23,627
106-Superboy56$1.99DC23,554
107-Arsenal1$2.50DC23,363
108-Azrael46$2.25DC23,185
109-Hitman31$2.50DC23,093
110-Batman The Gotham Adventures5$1.99DC22,560
111-Coven Black and White1$2.95Awesome22,469
112-Quicksilver12$2.99Marvel22,405
113-Savage Dragon52$2.50Image22,387
114-Marvel Universe5$1.99Marvel22,227
115-Re Gex2$2.50Awesome22,063
116-Vampirella Shi Queens Gambit3$2.95Harris21,862
117-Legion of Super Heroes109$2.50DC21,853
118-Painkiller Jane Hellboy$2.95Event21,830
119-Darkminds2$2.50Image21,616
120-Legionnaires65$2.50DC21,616
121-Stormwatch10$2.50Image21,306
122-Dv821$2.50Image20,827
123-Hellblazer130$2.50DC20,772
124-Ka Zar18$1.99Marvel20,704
125-Battle Chasers Prelude1$10.00Image20,490
126-Books of Magic53$2.50DC19,691
127-Dreaming29$2.50DC19,504
128-Simpsons Comics38$2.25Bongo19,304
129-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III17$2.75Abstract19,144
130-Kabuki5$2.95Image18,889
131-Books of Faerie Auberons Tale3$2.50DC18,533
132-Impulse42$2.25DC18,269
133-Wetworks43$2.50Image18,091
134-Nighthawk2$2.99Marvel17,867
135-Power of Shazam43$2.50DC17,653
136-Evil Ernie3$2.95Chaos17,598
137-Minx1$2.50DC17,475
138-Invisibles Volume 219$2.50DC17,357
139-Jack Kirbys Fourth World Final Issue20$2.25DC16,814
140-Resurrection Man18$2.50DC16,718
141-Marvel Knights Tour Book$2.99Marvel16,709
142-Aliens Vs Predator Eternal3$2.50Dark Horse16,581
143-Pandemonium Deliverance1$2.95Chaos16,144
144-Guns of the Dragon1$2.50DC15,688
145-Adventures In The DC Universe Final Issue19$1.99DC15,678
146-Transmetropolitan14$2.50DC15,637
147-Conan Return of Styrm2$2.99Marvel15,409
148-Terminator Special$2.95Dark Horse15,355
149-Superman Adventures24$1.99DC15,327
150-Chix That Time Forgot1$2.95Image15,236
151-Chase9$2.50DC15,200
152-Omen5$2.95Chaos15,154
153-Strange Tales Cover A2$4.99Marvel14,994
154-Shadows & Light4$2.99Marvel14,876
155-Nevada6$2.50DC14,620
156-Legion Science Police3$2.25DC14,465
157-Dark Horse Presents Annual 1998$4.95Dark Horse14,205
158-More Than Mortal Truths & Legends2$2.95Liar14,160
159-Lobo56$2.50DC14,087
160-Evil Ernie Vs Super Heroes II$2.95Chaos13,964
161-Superman Save The Planet Standard Ed1$2.95DC13,904
162-Marvel Nov 98 Consumer Ed. (misfile)$1.25Marvel13,639
163-Madman The Jam2$2.95Dark Horse13,521
164-Dragonball Z6$2.95Viz13,517
165-Sandman Mystery Theatre66$2.50DC13,394
166-Mechanic$5.95Image13,334
167-House of Secrets24$2.50DC13,115
168-Blade One Shot$5.99Marvel12,618
169-Dragonball6$2.95Viz12,564
170-Oh My Goddess Play The Game$3.95Dark Horse12,404
171-Sergio Aragones Boogeyman3$2.95Dark Horse12,258
172-Hardcore Station4$2.50DC11,843
173-Stray Bullets16$2.95El Capitan11,693
174-Major Bummer Final Issue15$2.50DC11,629
175-Curse of Dracula2$2.95Dark Horse11,570
176-Shevas War1$2.95DC11,332
177-Gunsmith Cats Bad Trip3$2.95Dark Horse11,273
178-Starship Troopers Dominant Species1$2.95Dark Horse10,954
179-Tick Luny Bin Trilogy1$3.50New England10,749
180-Jonny Double2$2.95DC10,712
181-Blade of the Immortal On Silent Wings4$2.95Dark Horse10,548
182-Young Heroes In Love17$2.50DC10,192
183-Ranma 1/2 Part Seven7$2.95Viz10,078
184-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Three1$2.95Viz9,791
185-Chronos8$2.50DC9,577
186-Oni Double Feature8$2.95Oni9,289
187-Mask of Zorro2$2.95Image9,134
188-Cerebus233$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim9,039
189-Free Speeches$2.95Oni8,801
190-Poison Elves38$2.50Sirius8,738
191-Elfquest27$4.95Warp8,715
192-Pink Dust$3.50Kitchen Sink8,427
193-Muktuk Wolfsbreath Hardboiled Shaman3$2.50DC8,364
194-Battlestar Galactica8$2.99Realm8,327
195-Event Presents Ash Universe$2.95Event8,095
196-Creeper11$2.50DC7,944
197-Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Carson ofVenus4$2.95Dark Horse7,880
198-Dead Corps(E)2$2.50DC7,775
199-Sonic The Hedgehog64$1.75Archie7,570
200-Essential Vertigo The Sandman27$2.25DC6,986
201-Michael Moorcocks Multiverse12$2.50DC6,685
202-Acme Novelty Library11$4.50Fantagraphics6,594
203-Pinky and The Brain(resolicited)26 $1.99DC6,553
204-Decapitator3$2.95Dark Horse6,535
205-Too Much Coffee Mans Third Color Special$3.95Adhesive6,430
206-Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two2$2.95Viz6,311
207-Hammer Uncle Alex$2.95Dark Horse6,293
208-Marvel Adv19$1.50Marvel6,261
209-New Bondage Fairies Fairie Fetish6$2.95Fantagraphics6,252
210-Jackie Chans Spartan X6$2.95Image6,015
211-Scudworld Presents Drywall & Oswald Show2$2.50Fireman5,915
212-Knuckles18$1.75Archie5,901
213-Sabrina The Teenage Witch19$1.75Archie5,737
214-Cherry Deluxe1$4.00Cherry5,582
215-No Need For Tenchi Part Five3$2.95Viz5,527
216-American Woman2$2.95Antarctic5,495
217-Zombieworld Winters Dregs4$2.95Dark Horse5,427
218-Scooby-Doo15$1.99DC5,381
219-Secret Plot Deep3$2.95Fantagraphics5,322
220-Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing-Final Iss.24$2.25DC5,117
221-Robotech Wings of Gibraltar1$2.95Antarctic5,035
222-Animaniacs41$1.99DC5,003
223-Robotech Covert Ops1$2.95Antarctic4,994
224-Scatterbrain3$2.95Dark Horse4,907
225-Silky Whip5$3.50Fantagraphics4,884
226-Mask Toys In The Attic1$2.95Dark Horse4,857
227-Maison Ikkoku Part Eight1$3.25Viz4,843
228-Flash Secret Files1$4.95DC4,775
229-Dark Horse Classics Godzilla King of the Monsters2$2.95Dark Horse4,766
230-Threshold Cavewoman Cover7$4.95Avatar4,738
231-X-Men Manga14$2.99Marvel4,647
232-X-Men Manga15$2.99Marvel4,624
233-Art of Tim Vigil Dark Utopia(Resolicited)3$3.95Broken Halos4,620
234-Valor1$2.50Gemstone4,610
235-Dark Horse Classics Terror of Godzilla1$2.95Dark Horse4,524
236-Vault of Horror25$2.50Gemstone4,455
237-Razor Gothic1$3.00London Night4,424
238-Archie477$1.75Archie4,378
239-Spider-Man Manga20$2.99Marvel4,369
240-Sheena Queen of the Jungle2$3.00London Night4,364
241-Spider-Man Manga21$2.99Marvel4,346
242-Luftwaffe 194613$2.95Antarctic4,273
243-Deity Directors Cut1$2.95Hyperwerks4,259
244-Betty & Veronica129$1.75Archie4,250
245-Gold Digger43$2.95Antarctic4,173
246-Looney Tunes45$1.99DC4,150
247-Desperate Times2$2.95Image4,077
248-Legend of Lemnear8$2.95CPM3,995
249-Chirality18$2.95CPM3,945
250-Castle Waiting7$2.95Olio3,945
251-Two Faces of Tomorrow13$3.95Dark Horse3,940
252-Whiteout2$2.95Oni3,940
253-Lost Heroes5$2.95Davdez3,872
254-Voice of Submission3$2.95Fantagraphics3,844
255-Veronica81$1.75Archie3,817
256-Betty67$1.75Archie3,808
257-Enchanted The Awakening1$2.95Sirius3,717
258-Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend2$2.95CPM3,717
259-Knight Watchman4$2.95Image3,616
260-Cheryl Blossom17$1.75Archie3,612
261-Cartoon Network Presents14$1.99DC3,543
262-Big Bang Comics22$2.95Image3,480
263-Ninja High School64$2.95Antarctic3,480
264-Dreamsmith Studios Book4$3.50Dreamsmith3,438
265-Archie Double Digest103$2.95Archie3,425
266-Betty & Veronica Spectacular32$1.75Archie3,420
267-Akiko27$2.50Sirius3,407
268-Midnight Panther School Daze5$2.95CPM3,306
269-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 25$2.95Ironcat3,274
270-Chirality Gallery Charity Pin Up Book$3.95CPM3,252
271-Alley Oop Adv1$2.95Antarctic3,247
272-Age of Heroes Wex1$2.95Image3,224
273-Warhammer Monthly6$2.95Games Workshop3,201
274-Young Witches III Empire of Sin1$3.50Fantagraphics3,160
275-Cutie Honey 90 Vol. 23$2.95Ironcat3,106
276-Jinx Torso1$3.95Image3,106
277-Jughead110$1.75Archie3,087
278-Betty & Veronica Digest99$1.95Archie3,046
279-Flintstones and The Jetsons14$1.99DC3,028
280-Captain Dingleberry1$2.95Underhanded3,010
281-Virtual Bang1$2.95Ironcat2,955
282-Hyper Dolls1$2.95Ironcat2,905
283-Jughead Double Digest55$2.95Archie2,873
284-X-Men Chromium Classics Origin of the X-Men$10.00Marvel2,841
285-X-Men Chromium Classics Days / Future Past$10.00Marvel2,754
286-Dragon Wars5$2.95Ironcat2,723
287-Strangers In Paradise Gold Logo Reprt Vol. II13$2.75Abstract2,654
288-Jughead With Archie Digest144$1.95Archie2,604
289-Laugh Digest145$1.95Archie2,577
290-Pete The Pod Postal Worker5$2.95Sharkbait2,399
291-Channel Zero4$2.95Image2,390
292-Flamehead1$1.99JNCO2,362
293-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 26$2.95Ironcat2,339
294-Chi Chian6$2.95Sirius2,326
295-Genus31$2.95Radio2,225
296-Action Girl Comics15$2.75Slave Labor2,212
297-Devestator3$2.95Image2,212
298-Dirty Plotte12$3.50Drawn & Quarterly2,207
299-Shut Up and Die4$2.95Image2,171





August 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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Squee's dollar ranking is unknown; it was mistakenly filed with the comics in the charts. But then a lot of things that were technically comics made this catchall category for higher-priced items.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Danger Girl The Dangerous Collection #1$5.95Image27,508
23 Untold Tales of Spider-Man Strange Encounter $5.99Marvel22,295
35Timeslip The Coming of the Avengers $5.99Marvel18,250
47Timely Presents Human Torch Comics $5.99Marvel12,842
54Star Wars A New Hope Manga #2$9.95Dark Horse11,538
614Spirit Jam$5.95Kitchen Sink5,641
78Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Omnichrome Cover$14.95Dynamic Forces4,633
811Life Story of the Flash$12.95DC 4,538
99Essential X-Men Vol. 3 $14.95Marvel4,442
1021Dynamic Forces Uncanny X-Men #360 Alt Cover$6.95Dynamic Forces4,424
1122Dynamic Forces X-Men #80 Alt Cover$6.95Dynamic Forces4,364
1223Slaine The Horned God #2$6.99Diamond4,300
1325Uncle Scrooge #314$6.95Gladstone3,666
146Vamps & Vixens Art of Dave Stevens$24.95Verotik3,653
1512Nightwing A Knight In Bludhaven $14.95DC 3,580
1619Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Collected Alt Cover $10.00Dynamic Forces3,192
172Superman Action Comics Archives Vol. 2 $49.95DC 2,987
1833Walt Disneys Comics #629$6.95Gladstone2,859
1913Books of Magic Transformations $12.95DC 2,654
20999Squee $15.95Slave Labor2,650
2117Dirty Pair Biohazards $12.95Dark Horse2,536
2240Shi Black White & Red Collected Ed$6.95Crusade2,481
2328Archie Americana Ser Best of the Seventies$9.95Archie2,276
2430Gon Wild $9.95DC 2,203
2520Erb Tarzan Minidoka 937th Earl of1 Mile Ser M $14.95Dark Horse2,084
2615Classic Alex Toth Zorro Vol. 2$15.95Image2,070