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August 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 Battle Chasers 4 $2.50 Image 143,545
2 Uncanny X-Men Holo Cover 360 $3.99 Marvel 142,528
3 X-Men Holo Cover 80 $3.99 Marvel 138,447
4 Fathom 2 $2.50 Image 117,693
5 Spawn 77 $1.95 Image 115,335
6 Avengers 9 $1.99 Marvel 105,836
7 Wolverine 129 $1.99 Marvel 101,540
8 JLA 23 $1.99 DC 95,256
9 Fantastic Four 10 $1.99 Marvel 90,135
10 Mutant X 1 $2.99 Marvel 86,692
11 Darkchylde The Legacy 1 $2.50 Image 83,417
12 Captain America 10 $1.99 Marvel 82,993
13 Iron Man 9 $1.99 Marvel 79,660
14 Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty 2 $1.99 Marvel 79,632
15 Thor 4 $1.99 Marvel 78,246
16 Amazing Spider-Man 440 $1.99 Marvel 64,497
17 Spider-Girl 1 $1.99 Marvel 62,805
18 Crimson 4 $2.50 Image 62,786
19 Divine Right 6 (RES) $2.50 Image 62,408
20 JLA Year One 10 $1.99 DC 62,321
21 Justice League Of America The Nail 3 $4.95 DC 62,016
22 JLA Annual 2 $2.95 DC 61,852
23 Spider-Man 96 $1.99 Marvel 60,278
24 Generation X 43 $1.99 Marvel 59,727
25 Curse Of Spawn 24 $1.95 Image 59,672
26 Green Lantern 105 $1.99 DC 58,783
27 Green Lantern 106 $1.99 DC 58,783
28 Spectacular Spider-Man 262 $1.99 Marvel 58,445
29 X-Force 82 $1.99 Marvel 57,943
30 Sensational Spider-Man 32 $1.99 Marvel 56,566
31 Incredible Hulk 469 $1.99 Marvel 55,850
32 X-Man 43 $1.99 Marvel 53,762
33 Spider-Girl 0 $2.99 Marvel 53,123
34 Cable 59 $1.99 Marvel 52,184
35 Tales Of Witchblade 6 $2.95 Image 51,960
36 A Next 1 $1.99 Marvel 51,942
37 Ascension 9 $2.50 Image 50,921
38 Excalibur 125 $2.99 Marvel 50,337
39 Superman 139 $1.99 DC 49,375
40 Spirit Of Tao 4 $2.50 Image 48,732
41 Young Justice 2 $2.50 DC 48,339
42 Superman Save The Planet Collectors Ed 1 $3.95 DC 47,706
43 Adventures Of Superman 562 $1.99 DC 47,464
44 Stone 1 $2.50 Avatar 47,368
45 Gen 13 32 $2.50 Image 47,094
46 Kiss The Psycho Circus 12 $2.25 Image 46,447
47 Astro City Vol. 2 17 $2.50 Image 46,205
48 J2 1 $1.99 Marvel 45,950
49 Nightwing 25 $1.99 DC 45,859
50 Batman 559 $1.99 DC 45,603
51 Detective Comics 726 $1.99 DC 44,942
52 Thunderbolts 19 $1.99 Marvel 44,819
53 300 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 43,647
54 Martian Manhunter 0 $1.99 DC 43,273
55 Superman The Man Of Tomorrow 11 $1.99 DC 43,163
56 Rampaging Hulk 3 $1.99 Marvel 42,324
57 Superman For All Seasons 2 $4.95 DC 41,722
58 Preacher 42 $2.50 DC 40,956
59 Flash 142 $1.99 DC 40,906
60 Deadpool 21 $1.99 Marvel 38,936
61 Peter Parker Spider-Man Elektra 98 $2.99 Marvel 38,133
62 Green Lantern Annual 7 $2.95 DC 37,627
63 Superman Annual 10 $2.95 DC 37,431
64 Alpha Flight 15 $1.99 Marvel 37,395
65 Robin 58 $1.99 DC 36,027
66 Batman Shadow of the Bat 79 $1.99 DC 35,908
67 Superman The Dark Side 1 $4.95 DC 34,946
68 Catwoman 62 $1.99 DC 34,549
69 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 111 $1.99 DC 34,344
70 Supergirl 26 $1.99 DC 33,842
71 Tenth 12 $2.50 Image 33,628
72 Wonder Woman 138 $1.99 DC 33,491
73 Batman I Joker $4.95 DC 32,105
74 Wildcats Aliens $4.95 Image 32,023
75 Star Wars Mara Jade By The Emperors Hand 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 31,690
76 Adventure Comics 80 Page Giant 1 $4.95 DC 30,955
77 Batman Villains Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 30,892
78 Lady Death 8 $2.95 Chaos 30,700
79 Legends of the DC Universe 9 $1.99 DC 30,162
80 Uncanny X-Men Reg Cover 360 $2.99 Marvel 29,907
81 Wildcore 7 $2.50 Image 29,688
82 Martian Manhunter Annual 1 $2.95 DC 29,168
83 Catwoman Wildcat 3 $2.50 DC 28,757
84 Heroes For Hire 16 $1.99 Marvel 28,438
85 Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Redemption 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 28,201
86 X-Men Reg Cover 80 $2.99 Marvel 28,146
87 Starman 47 $2.50 DC 28,128
88 Jim Lees C23 5 $2.50 Image 27,909
89 Batman Chronicles 14 $2.95 DC 27,763
90 Jay & Silent Bob 3 $2.95 Oni 27,745
91 Giant Superman Annual Replica Ed 1 $4.95 DC 27,435
92 Mage The Hero Defined 11 $2.50 Image 27,303
93 Hawkeye Earths Mightiest Marksman 1 $2.99 Marvel 26,692
94 Green Arrow 137 $2.50 DC 26,687
95 Silver Surfer 144 $1.99 Marvel 26,363
96 Silver Surfer 145 $1.99 Marvel 26,126
97 Daredevil 380 $2.99 Marvel 25,597
98 Aquaman 49 $1.99 DC 25,004
99 Heroes For Hire Quicksilver 98 $2.99 Marvel 24,635
100 Gen 13 Bootleg 21 $2.50 Image 24,562
101 What If? 113 $1.99 Marvel 24,562
102 Xena Warrior Princess Original Olympics 3 $2.95 Topps 24,489
103 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue/Mandatory Retmt 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 24,389
104 Pitt Crew 1 $2.50 Full Bleed 24,015
105 Sunfire & Big Hero Six 2 $2.50 Marvel 23,627
106 Superboy 56 $1.99 DC 23,554
107 Arsenal 1 $2.50 DC 23,363
108 Azrael 46 $2.25 DC 23,185
109 Hitman 31 $2.50 DC 23,093
110 Batman The Gotham Adventures 5 $1.99 DC 22,560
111 Coven Black And White 1 $2.95 Awesome 22,469
112 Quicksilver 12 $2.99 Marvel 22,405
113 Savage Dragon 52 $2.50 Image 22,387
114 Marvel Universe 5 $1.99 Marvel 22,227
115 Re Gex 2 $2.50 Awesome 22,063
116 Vampirella Shi Queens Gambit 3 $2.95 Harris 21,862
117 Legion Of Super Heroes 109 $2.50 DC 21,853
118 Painkiller Jane Hellboy $2.95 Event 21,830
119 Darkminds 2 $2.50 Image 21,616
120 Legionnaires 65 $2.50 DC 21,616
121 Stormwatch 10 $2.50 Image 21,306
122 Dv8 21 $2.50 Image 20,827
123 Hellblazer 130 $2.50 DC 20,772
124 Ka Zar 18 $1.99 Marvel 20,704
125 Battle Chasers Prelude 1 $10.00 Image 20,490
126 Books Of Magic 53 $2.50 DC 19,691
127 Dreaming 29 $2.50 DC 19,504
128 Simpsons Comics 38 $2.25 Bongo 19,304
129 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 17 $2.75 Abstract 19,144
130 Kabuki 5 $2.95 Image 18,889
131 Books Of Faerie Auberons Tale 3 $2.50 DC 18,533
132 Impulse 42 $2.25 DC 18,269
133 Wetworks 43 $2.50 Image 18,091
134 Nighthawk 2 $2.99 Marvel 17,867
135 Power Of Shazam 43 $2.50 DC 17,653
136 Evil Ernie 3 $2.95 Chaos 17,598
137 Minx 1 $2.50 DC 17,475
138 Invisibles Volume 2 19 $2.50 DC 17,357
139 Jack Kirbys Fourth World Final Issue 20 $2.25 DC 16,814
140 Resurrection Man 18 $2.50 DC 16,718
141 Marvel Knights Tour Book $2.99 Marvel 16,709
142 Aliens Vs Predator Eternal 3 $2.50 Dark Horse 16,581
143 Pandemonium Deliverance 1 $2.95 Chaos 16,144
144 Guns of the Dragon 1 $2.50 DC 15,688
145 Adventures In The DC Universe Final Issue 19 $1.99 DC 15,678
146 Transmetropolitan 14 $2.50 DC 15,637
147 Conan Return Of Styrm 2 $2.99 Marvel 15,409
148 Terminator Special $2.95 Dark Horse 15,355
149 Superman Adventures 24 $1.99 DC 15,327
150 Chix That Time Forgot 1 $2.95 Image 15,236
151 Chase 9 $2.50 DC 15,200
152 Omen 5 $2.95 Chaos 15,154
153 Strange Tales Cover A 2 $4.99 Marvel 14,994
154 Shadows & Light 4 $2.99 Marvel 14,876
155 Nevada 6 $2.50 DC 14,620
156 Legion Science Police 3 $2.25 DC 14,465
157 Dark Horse Presents Annual 1998 $4.95 Dark Horse 14,205
158 More Than Mortal Truths & Legends 2 $2.95 Liar 14,160
159 Lobo 56 $2.50 DC 14,087
160 Evil Ernie Vs Super Heroes II $2.95 Chaos 13,964
161 Superman Save The Planet Standard Ed 1 $2.95 DC 13,904
162 Madman The Jam 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,521
163 Dragonball Z 6 $2.95 Viz 13,517
164 Sandman Mystery Theatre 66 $2.50 DC 13,394
165 Mechanic $5.95 Image 13,334
166 House Of Secrets 24 $2.50 DC 13,115
167 Blade One Shot $5.99 Marvel 12,618
168 Dragonball 6 $2.95 Viz 12,564
169 Oh My Goddess Play The Game $3.95 Dark Horse 12,404
170 Sergio Aragones Boogeyman 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,258
171 Hardcore Station 4 $2.50 DC 11,843
172 Stray Bullets 16 $2.95 El Capitan 11,693
173 Major Bummer Final Issue 15 $2.50 DC 11,629
174 Curse Of Dracula 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,570
175 Shevas War 1 $2.95 DC 11,332
176 Gunsmith Cats Bad Trip 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,273
177 Starship Troopers Dominant Species 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,954
178 Tick Luny Bin Trilogy 1 $3.50 New England 10,749
179 Jonny Double 2 $2.95 DC 10,712
180 Blade of the Immortal On Silent Wings 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,548
181 Young Heroes In Love 17 $2.50 DC 10,192
182 Ranma 1/2 Part Seven 7 $2.95 Viz 10,078
183 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Three 1 $2.95 Viz 9,791
184 Chronos 8 $2.50 DC 9,577
185 Oni Double Feature 8 $2.95 Oni 9,289
186 Mask Of Zorro 2 $2.95 Image 9,134
187 Cerebus 233 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 9,039
188 Free Speeches $2.95 Oni 8,801
189 Poison Elves 38 $2.50 Sirius 8,738
190 Elfquest 27 $4.95 Warp 8,715
191 Pink Dust $3.50 Kitchen Sink 8,427
192 Muktuk Wolfsbreath Hardboiled Shaman 3 $2.50 DC 8,364
193 Battlestar Galactica 8 $2.99 Realm 8,327
194 Event Presents Ash Universe $2.95 Event 8,095
195 Creeper 11 $2.50 DC 7,944
196 Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Carson ofVenus 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,880
197 Dead Corps(E) 2 $2.50 DC 7,775
198 Sonic The Hedgehog 64 $1.75 Archie 7,570
199 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 27 $2.25 DC 6,986
200 Michael Moorcocks Multiverse 12 $2.50 DC 6,685
201 Acme Novelty Library 11 $4.50 Fantagraphics 6,594
202 Pinky And The Brain 26 (RES) $1.99 DC 6,553
203 Decapitator 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,535
204 Too Much Coffee Mans Third Color Special $3.95 Adhesive 6,430
205 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two 2 $2.95 Viz 6,311
206 Hammer Uncle Alex $2.95 Dark Horse 6,293
207 Marvel Adv 19 $1.50 Marvel 6,261
208 New Bondage Fairies Fairie Fetish 6 $2.95 Fantagraphics 6,252
209 Jackie Chans Spartan X 6 $2.95 Image 6,015
210 Scudworld Presents Drywall & Oswald Show 2 $2.50 Fireman 5,915
211 Knuckles 18 $1.75 Archie 5,901
212 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 19 $1.75 Archie 5,737
213 Cherry Deluxe 1 $4.00 Cherry 5,582
214 No Need For Tenchi Part Five 3 $2.95 Viz 5,527
215 American Woman 2 $2.95 Antarctic 5,495
216 Zombieworld Winters Dregs 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,427
217 Scooby-Doo 15 $1.99 DC 5,381
218 Secret Plot Deep 3 $2.95 Fantagraphics 5,322
219 Essential Vertigo Swamp Thing-Final Iss. 24 $2.25 DC 5,117
220 Robotech Wings Of Gibraltar 1 $2.95 Antarctic 5,035
221 Animaniacs 41 $1.99 DC 5,003
222 Robotech Covert Ops 1 $2.95 Antarctic 4,994
223 Scatterbrain 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,907
224 Silky Whip 5 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,884
225 Mask Toys In The Attic 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,857
226 Maison Ikkoku Part Eight 1 $3.25 Viz 4,843
227 Flash Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 4,775
228 Dark Horse Classics Godzilla King of the Monsters 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,766
229 Threshold Cavewoman Cover 7 $4.95 Avatar 4,738
230 X-Men Manga 14 $2.99 Marvel 4,647
231 X-Men Manga 15 $2.99 Marvel 4,624
232 Art Of Tim Vigil Dark Utopia 3 (RES) $3.95 Broken Halos 4,620
233 Valor 1 $2.50 Gemstone 4,610
234 Dark Horse Classics Terror Of Godzilla 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,524
235 Vault Of Horror 25 $2.50 Gemstone 4,455
236 Razor Gothic 1 $3.00 London Night 4,424
237 Archie 477 $1.75 Archie 4,378
238 Spider-Man Manga 20 $2.99 Marvel 4,369
239 Sheena Queen of the Jungle 2 $3.00 London Night 4,364
240 Spider-Man Manga 21 $2.99 Marvel 4,346
241 Luftwaffe 1946 13 $2.95 Antarctic 4,273
242 Deity Directors Cut 1 $2.95 Hyperwerks 4,259
243 Betty & Veronica 129 $1.75 Archie 4,250
244 Gold Digger 43 $2.95 Antarctic 4,173
245 Looney Tunes 45 $1.99 DC 4,150
246 Desperate Times 2 $2.95 Image 4,077
247 Legend Of Lemnear 8 $2.95 CPM 3,995
248 Castle Waiting 7 $2.95 Olio 3,945
249 Chirality 18 $2.95 CPM 3,945
250 Two Faces Of Tomorrow 13 $3.95 Dark Horse 3,940
251 Whiteout 2 $2.95 Oni 3,940
252 Lost Heroes 5 $2.95 Davdez 3,872
253 Voice Of Submission 3 $2.95 Fantagraphics 3,844
254 Veronica 81 $1.75 Archie 3,817
255 Betty 67 $1.75 Archie 3,808
256 Enchanted The Awakening 1 $2.95 Sirius 3,717
257 Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend 2 $2.95 CPM 3,717
258 Knight Watchman 4 $2.95 Image 3,616
259 Cheryl Blossom 17 $1.75 Archie 3,612
260 Cartoon Network Presents 14 $1.99 DC 3,543
261 Big Bang Comics 22 $2.95 Image 3,480
262 Ninja High School 64 $2.95 Antarctic 3,480
263 Dreamsmith Studios Book 4 $3.50 Dreamsmith 3,438
264 Archie Double Digest 103 $2.95 Archie 3,425
265 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 32 $1.75 Archie 3,420
266 Akiko 27 $2.50 Sirius 3,407
267 Midnight Panther School Daze 5 $2.95 CPM 3,306
268 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 2 5 $2.95 Ironcat 3,274
269 Chirality Gallery Charity Pin Up Book $3.95 CPM 3,252
270 Alley Oop Adv 1 $2.95 Antarctic 3,247
271 Age Of Heroes Wex 1 $2.95 Image 3,224
272 Warhammer Monthly 6 $2.95 Games Workshop 3,201
273 Young Witches III Empire Of Sin 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 3,160
274 Cutie Honey 90 Vol. 2 3 $2.95 Ironcat 3,106
275 Jinx Torso 1 $3.95 Image 3,106
276 Jughead 110 $1.75 Archie 3,087
277 Betty & Veronica Digest 99 $1.95 Archie 3,046
278 Flintstones And The Jetsons 14 $1.99 DC 3,028
279 Captain Dingleberry 1 $2.95 Underhanded 3,010
280 Virtual Bang 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,955
281 Hyper Dolls 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,905
282 Jughead Double Digest 55 $2.95 Archie 2,873
283 X-Men Chromium Classics Origin of the X-Men) $10.00 Marvel 2,841
284 X-Men Chromium Classics Days / Future Past $10.00 Marvel 2,754
285 Dragon Wars 5 $2.95 Ironcat 2,723
286 Strangers In Paradise Gold Logo Reprt Vol. II 13 $2.75 Abstract 2,654
287 Jughead With Archie Digest 144 $1.95 Archie 2,604
288 Laugh Digest 145 $1.95 Archie 2,577
289 Pete The Pod Postal Worker 5 $2.95 Sharkbait 2,399
290 Channel Zero 4 $2.95 Image 2,390
291 Flamehead 1 $1.99 JNCO 2,362
292 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 2 6 $2.95 Ironcat 2,339
293 Chi Chian 6 $2.95 Sirius 2,326
294 Genus 31 $2.95 Radio 2,225
295 Action Girl Comics 15 $2.75 Slave Labor 2,212
296 Devestator 3 $2.95 Image 2,212
297 Dirty Plotte 12 $3.50 Drawn & Quarterly 2,207
298 Shut Up And Die 4 $2.95 Image 2,171
Some items were dropped from the list due to mis-classification.
Best-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Danger Girl The Dangerous Collection #1 $5.95 Image 27,508
2 Untold Tales of Spider-Man Strange Encounter $5.99 Marvel 22,295
3 Timeslip The Coming of the Avengers $5.99 Marvel 18,250
4 Timely Presents Human Torch Comics $5.99 Marvel 12,842
5 Star Wars A New Hope Manga #2 $9.95 Dark Horse 11,538
6 Spirit Jam $5.95 Kitchen Sink 5,641
7 Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Omnichrome Cover $14.95 Dynamic Forces 4,633
8 Life Story of the Flash $12.95 DC 4,538
9 Essential X-Men Vol. 3 $14.95 Marvel 4,442
10 Dynamic Forces Uncanny X-Men #360 Alt Cover $6.95 Dynamic Forces 4,424
11 Dynamic Forces X-Men #80 Alt Cover $6.95 Dynamic Forces 4,364
12 Slaine The Horned God #2 $6.99 Titan 4,300
13 Uncle Scrooge #314 $6.95 Gladstone 3,666
14 Vamps & Vixens Art Of Dave Stevens $24.95 Verotik 3,653
15 Nightwing A Knight In Bludhaven $14.95 DC 3,580
16 Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Collected Alt Cover $10.00 Dynamic Forces 3,192
17 Superman Action Comics Archives Vol. 2 $49.95 DC 2,987
18 Walt Disneys Comics #629 $6.95 Gladstone 2,859
19 Books Of Magic Transformations $12.95 DC 2,654
20 Squee $15.95 Slave Labor 2,650
21 Dirty Pair Biohazards $12.95 Dark Horse 2,536
22 Shi Black White & Red Collected Ed $6.95 Crusade 2,481
23 Archie Americana Ser Best of the Seventies $9.95 Archie 2,276
24 Gon Wild $9.95 DC 2,203
25 Erb Tarzan Minidoka 937th Earl of1 Mile Ser M $14.95 Dark Horse 2,084
26 Classic Alex Toth Zorro Vol. 2 $15.95 Image 2,070




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