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September 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 Uncanny X-Men 361 $1.99 Marvel 138,138
2 X-Men 81 $1.99 Marvel 132,371
3 Danger Girl 5 $2.50 Image 117,668
4 Spawn 78 $1.95 Image 110,227
5 Battle Chasers 5 $2.50 Image 107,360
6 Avengers 10 $1.99 Marvel 104,389
7 Wolverine 131 $1.99 Marvel 102,274
8 Wolverine 130 $1.99 Marvel 100,453
9 JLA 1000000 $1.99 DC 100,278
10 Daredevil 1 $2.50 Marvel 91,654
11 Fantastic Four 11 $1.99 Marvel 87,991
12 DC One Million 1 $2.95 DC 85,740
13 Captain America 11 $1.99 Marvel 82,698
14 DC One Million 2 $1.99 DC 81,744
15 DC One Million 3 $1.99 DC 80,588
16 Mutant X 2 $1.99 Marvel 80,059
17 DC One Million 4 $1.99 DC 79,956
18 Iron Man 10 $1.99 Marvel 78,571
19 Thor 5 $1.99 Marvel 74,237
20 Witchblade 26 $2.50 Image 70,808
21 Amazing Spider-Man 441 $1.99 Marvel 69,053
22 Darkness 18 $2.50 Image 68,535
23 Peter Parker Spider-Man 98 $1.99 Marvel 68,241
24 Peter Parker Spider-Man 97 $1.99 Marvel 65,411
25 Crimson 5 $2.50 Image 64,752
26 Spectacular Spider-Man 263 $1.99 Marvel 63,650
27 Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty 3 $1.99 Marvel 61,835
28 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 61,383
29 X-Men Liberators 1 $2.99 Marvel 60,990
30 JLA Year One 11 $1.99 DC 60,679
31 Green Lantern 1000000 $1.99 DC 59,922
32 Curse Of Spawn 25 $1.95 Image 58,559
33 Generation X 44 $1.99 Marvel 58,352
34 Spider-Girl 2 $1.99 Marvel 58,194
35 Superman 1000000 $1.99 DC 57,894
36 Punisher 1 $2.99 Marvel 57,589
37 Action Comics 1000000 $1.99 DC 57,212
38 Sensational Spider-Man 33 $1.99 Marvel 57,147
39 X-Force 83 $1.99 Marvel 57,131
40 Black Panther 1 $2.50 Marvel 56,482
41 Inhumans 1 $2.99 Marvel 56,264
42 Superman Man Of Steel 1000000 $1.99 DC 56,177
43 Adventures Of Superman 1000000 $1.99 DC 55,724
44 Divine Right 7 (Res) $2.50 Image 55,664
45 Batman 1000000 $1.99 DC 54,514
46 Incredible Hulk 470 $1.99 Marvel 53,762
47 Superman The Man Of Tomorrow 1000000 $1.99 DC 53,157
48 X-Man 44 $1.99 Marvel 52,143
49 Detective Comics 1000000 $1.99 DC 52,121
50 Nightwing 1000000 $1.99 DC 51,832
51 Young Justice 1000000 $2.50 DC 51,232
52 Cable 60 $1.99 Marvel 50,649
53 Cable 61 $1.99 Marvel 50,087
54 Ascension 10 $2.50 Image 48,550
55 JLA In Crisis Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 47,503
56 Flash 1000000 $1.99 DC 46,958
57 A Next 2 $1.99 Marvel 46,947
58 Kiss The Psycho Circus 13 $2.25 Image 46,239
59 300 5 $3.95 Dark Horse 45,426
60 Batman Shadow of the Bat 1000000 $1.99 DC 45,279
61 Gen 13 33 $2.50 Image 45,143
62 Thunderbolts 20 $1.99 Marvel 44,532
63 J2 2 $1.99 Marvel 43,230
64 Robin 1000000 $1.99 DC 42,843
65 Superman For All Seasons 3 $4.95 DC 42,614
66 Superman Doomsday Wars 1 $4.95 DC 42,532
67 Catwoman 1000000 $1.99 DC 42,025
68 Preacher 43 $2.50 DC 41,120
69 Supergirl 1000000 $1.99 DC 40,913
70 Wonder Woman 1000000 $1.99 DC 40,471
71 Martian Manhunter 1000000 $1.99 DC 39,653
72 Deadpool 22 $1.99 Marvel 39,081
73 Rampaging Hulk 4 $1.99 Marvel 38,716
74 Starman 1000000 $2.50 DC 37,173
75 Stone 2 $2.50 Image 36,830
76 Alpha Flight 16 $1.99 Marvel 36,470
77 Elseworlds Finest Supergirl & Batgirl $5.95 DC 35,603
78 Tenth 13 $2.50 Image 34,524
79 Jay & Silent Bob 4 $2.95 Oni 34,349
80 Green Arrow 1000000 $2.50 DC 34,344
81 Legends of the DCUniverse 10 $1.99 DC 33,701
82 Aquaman 1000000 $1.99 DC 33,690
83 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 112 $1.99 DC 33,575
84 Darkminds 3 $2.50 Image 33,199
85 X-Files 41 $2.95 Topps 32,403
86 Spider-Man Unlimited 22 $2.99 Marvel 32,283
87 Purgatori 1 $2.95 Chaos 31,978
88 Azrael 1000000 $2.25 DC 31,662
89 Superman The Dark Side 2 $4.95 DC 31,384
90 Superboy 1000000 $1.99 DC 30,855
91 Hitman 1000000 $2.50 DC 30,184
92 Pitt 19 $2.50 Full Bleed 29,743
93 Lady Death 9 $2.95 Chaos 29,661
94 Legion Of Super Heroes 1000000 $2.50 DC 29,339
95 What If? 114 $2.50 Marvel 29,329
96 Legionnaires 1000000 $2.50 DC 29,269
97 Star Wars Mara Jade By The Emperors Hand 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 29,170
98 Alpha Flight Inhumans 98 $3.50 Marvel 29,165
99 Batman Toyman 1 $2.25 DC 28,914
100 Painkiller Jane Darkchylde 1 $2.95 Event 28,718
101 Catwoman Wildcat 4 $2.50 DC 27,421
102 Resurrection Man 1000000 $2.50 DC 27,404
103 Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Redemption 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 27,311
104 Power Of Shazam 1000000 $2.50 DC 27,224
105 Mage The Hero Defined 12 $2.50 Image 27,055
106 Heroes For Hire 17 $1.99 Marvel 27,055
107 Impulse 1000000 $2.25 DC 26,674
108 Xena Warrior Princess Wrath Of Hera 1 $2.95 Topps 26,630
109 Warlock 1 $2.99 Marvel 26,221
110 Batman Two Faces $4.95 DC 26,118
111 Silver Surfer 146 $1.99 Marvel 25,551
112 Daring Escapes 1 $2.50 Image 24,668
113 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue/Mandatory Retrmt 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 23,883
114 Jim Lees C23 6 $2.50 Image 23,550
115 Dv8 22 $2.50 Image 22,689
116 Sunfire & Big Hero Six 3 $2.50 Marvel 22,683
117 Blade 1 $3.50 Marvel 22,318
118 Savage Dragon 53 $2.50 Image 21,947
119 Batman The Gotham Adventures 6 $1.99 DC 21,762
120 Vampirella Hell On Earth 1 $2.95 Harris 21,560
121 Bone 34 $2.95 Cartoon 21,429
122 Lobo 1000000 $2.50 DC 21,315
123 Hellblazer 131 $2.50 DC 21,102
124 Re Gex 0 $2.50 Awesome 21,086
125 Blade 2 $2.99 Marvel 21,064
126 Chase 1000000 $2.50 DC 20,961
127 Stormwatch 11 $2.50 Image 20,922
128 Fighting American Dogs Of War 1 $2.50 Awesome 20,639
129 Quicksilver 13 $1.99 Marvel 20,459
130 Marvel Universe 6 $1.99 Marvel 20,410
131 Bart Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror 4 $2.50 Bongo 20,257
132 Books Of Magic 54 $2.50 DC 19,412
133 Darkchylde Original Remastered 2 $2.50 Image 19,391
134 Dreaming 30 $2.50 DC 19,303
135 Ka Zar 19 $1.99 Marvel 18,867
136 Arsenal 2 $2.50 DC 18,655
137 Chronos 1000000 $2.50 DC 18,437
138 Young Heroes In Love 1000000 $2.50 DC 17,902
139 Evil Ernie 4 $2.95 Chaos 17,352
140 Invisibles Volume 2 20 $2.50 DC 17,199
141 Ghost Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 17,030
142 Nighthawk 3 $2.50 Marvel 16,632
143 Superman Adventures 25 $1.99 DC 16,054
144 Transmetropolitan 15 $2.50 DC 15,907
145 Creeper 1000000 $2.50 DC 15,804
146 Terminator $1.00 $2.95 Dark Horse 15,705
147 Aliens Vs Predator Eternal 4 $2.50 Dark Horse 15,678
148 Leave It To Chance 12 $2.95 Image 15,536
149 Deity Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Hyperwerks 15,019
150 Conan Return Of Styrm 3 $2.99 Marvel 15,013
151 More Than Mortal Sagas 2 $2.95 Liar 14,697
152 Minx 2 $2.50 DC 14,179
153 Spirit New Adventures 6 $3.50 Kitchen Sink 13,727
154 Omen Vexed $2.95 Chaos 13,361
155 Legion Science Police 4 $2.25 DC 13,350
156 Dragonball Z 7 $2.95 Viz 13,252
157 Sandman Mystery Theatre 67 $2.50 DC 13,067
158 Guns of the Dragon 2 $2.50 DC 12,522
159 Hardcore Station 5 $2.50 DC 12,435
160 Oh My Goddess Sorrow Fear Not $3.95 Dark Horse 12,326
161 Dragonball 7 $2.95 Viz 12,244
162 Sergio Aragones Boogeyman 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,437
163 Strange Tales 3 $4.99 Marvel 11,301
164 Gunsmith Cats Bad Trip 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,301
165 Curse Of Dracula 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,908
166 Automation 1 $2.95 Image 10,799
167 Marvel Halloween Supernaturals Tour Book $2.99 Marvel 10,756
168 Timeslip Collection $2.99 Marvel 10,636
169 Blade of the Immortal On Silent Wings 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,581
170 Capt America Sentinel O/Liberty Roughcut Ed 1 $2.99 Marvel 10,554
171 Ticks Big Back To School Special 1 $3.50 New England 10,450
172 Ranma 1/2 Part Seven 8 $2.95 Viz 9,862
173 Starship Troopers Dominant Species 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,802
174 Jonny Double 3 $2.95 DC 9,589
175 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Three 2 $2.95 Viz 9,404
176 Stargods 2 $2.95 Antarctic 9,338
177 Hate Jamboree $3.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 9,273
178 Sonic Super Special 7 $2.25 Archie 9,142
179 Cerebus 234 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 9,120
180 Poison Elves 39 $2.50 Sirius 8,722
181 Elfquest 28 $4.95 Warp 8,700
182 Shevas War 2 $2.95 DC 8,679
183 Mask Of Zorro 3 $2.95 Image 8,553
184 Six String Samurai 1 $2.95 Awesome 8,477
185 Battlestar Galactica Search For Sanctuary 1 $2.99 Realm 8,461
186 Usagi Yojimbo 23 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,401
187 Tattered Banners 1 $2.95 DC 8,199
188 From Hell Dance of the Gull Catchers $4.95 Kitchen Sink 7,785
189 Sonic The Hedgehog 65 $1.75 Archie 7,752
190 Satanika 11 $3.95 Verotik 7,714
191 Crow Razor Kill The Pain 4 $3.00 London Night 7,136
192 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 28 $2.25 DC 6,765
193 Pinky And The Brain 27 $1.99 DC 6,580
194 Dead Corps(E) 3 $2.50 DC 6,482
195 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two 3 $3.25 Viz 6,264
196 Lenore 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 6,264
197 Areala Angel Of War 1 $2.95 Antarctic 6,111
198 New Bondage Fairies Fairie Fetish 7 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 6,089
199 Knuckles 19 $1.75 Archie 6,046
200 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 20 $1.75 Archie 5,920
201 Decapitator 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,904
202 Spartan X 1 $2.95 Image 5,893
203 Mixxzine Vol. 2 2 $4.99 Mixx 5,702
204 Scooby-Doo 16 $1.99 DC 5,522
205 No Need For Tenchi Part Five 4 $3.25 Viz 5,511
206 Marvel Adv 20 $1.50 Marvel 5,495
207 Robotech 10 $2.95 Antarctic 5,359
208 Secret Plot Deep 4 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 5,282
209 Scatterbrain 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,113
210 Dark Horse Presents 135 $3.95 Dark Horse 4,988
211 Geisha 1 $2.95 Oni 4,950
212 Animaniacs 42 $1.99 DC 4,906
213 Xxxenophile 11 $3.50 Xxxenophile 4,732
214 Silky Whip 6 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 4,694
215 Maison Ikkoku Part Eight 2 $3.50 Viz 4,661
216 Robotech Covert Ops 2 $2.95 Antarctic 4,579
217 Robotech Wings Of Gibraltar 2 $2.95 Antarctic 4,530
218 Haunt Of Fear 25 $2.50 Gemstone 4,492
219 A Distant Soil 26 $2.95 Image 4,437
220 Archie 478 $1.75 Archie 4,432
221 X-Men Manga 16 $3.99 Marvel 4,427
222 Luba 3 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 4,394
223 Mask Toys In The Attic 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,307
224 Betty & Veronica 130 $1.75 Archie 4,203
225 Dark Horse Class Godzilla King of the Monsters 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,176
226 Gold Digger 44 $2.95 Antarctic 4,089
227 Whiteout 3 $2.95 Oni 4,056
228 Voice Of Submission 4 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 4,039
229 Raw Media Quarterly 1 $4.95 Avatar 4,029
230 Looney Tunes 46 $1.99 DC 4,018
231 Sock Monkey 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,007
232 The Book Of Ants $2.95 Dark Horse 4,001
233 Valor 2 $2.50 Gemstone 3,941
234 Betty 68 $1.75 Archie 3,936
235 Dark Horse Classics Terror Of Godzilla 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,936
236 X-Men Chrom Classics Death of the Phoenix $10.00 Marvel 3,920
237 Legend Of Lemnear 9 $2.95 CPM 3,843
238 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 76 $2.95 Archie 3,832
239 Warrior Nun Black & White 13 $2.95 Antarctic 3,827
240 Marvel Authentix Daredevil Prtd Sketch Cover 1 $6.00 Marvel 3,811
241 Razor Gothic 2 $3.00 London Night 3,794
242 Biz Ge Rouge San Diego Special 1/2 $2.95 Verotik 3,772
243 Archie Double Digest 104 $2.95 Archie 3,756
244 Frontline Combat 14 $2.50 Gemstone 3,718
245 Veronica 82 $1.75 Archie 3,707
246 Gold Digger Annual 1998 $3.95 Antarctic 3,691
247 Midnight Panther Feudal Fantasy 1 $2.95 CPM 3,642
248 Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend 3 $2.95 CPM 3,587
249 Betty & Veronica Digest 100 $1.95 Archie 3,462
250 Akiko 28 $2.50 Sirius 3,418
251 Pals N Gals Double Digest 37 $2.95 Archie 3,374
252 Archie & Friends 32 $1.75 Archie 3,342
253 Espers 8 $2.95 Image 3,238
254 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 2 6 $2.95 Ironcat 3,211
255 Warhammer Monthly 7 $2.95 Games Workshopp 3,107
256 Archie Digest 159 $1.95 Archie 3,102
257 Threshold 8 $4.95 Avatar 3,036
258 Jughead 111 $1.75 Archie 2,993
259 Milk 7 $2.95 Radio 2,976
260 Siren 2 $2.95 Image 2,966
261 Enchanted The Awakening 2 $2.95 Sirius 2,949
262 Cutie Honey 90 Vol. 2 4 $2.95 Ironcat 2,895
263 Flintstones And The Jetsons 15 (Res) $1.99 DC 2,884
264 Cartoon Network Presents 15 $1.99 DC 2,867
265 Demon Beast Invasion The Fallen 1 $2.95 CPM 2,862
266 Empty Zone 3 $2.50 Sirius 2,818
267 Age Of Heroes 5 $2.95 Image 2,807
268 Thieves & Kings 24 $2.35 I Box 2,698
269 Jughead With Archie Digest 145 $1.95 Archie 2,655
270 Spx 98 Comic $4.95 Small Press Expo 2,655
271 Dracula Vs Zorro Reprint 1 $2.95 Image 2,584
272 Dragon Wars 6 $2.95 Ironcat 2,551
273 Munsters Special 1 $2.95 TV 2,420
274 Batman Batgirl 1 (O/A) $1.95 DC 2,399
275 Bitch In Heat 6 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 2,393
276 Hyper Dolls 2 $2.95 Ironcat 2,328
277 Book Handbook 1 $1.95 Dreamsmith 2,290
278 Knights of the Dinner Table 23 $2.95 Kenzer 2,279
279 Eddie Campbells Bacchus 38 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 2,235
280 Virtual Bang 2 $2.95 Ironcat 2,208
281 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 3 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,197
282 Vault Of Whores 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 2,197
283 Battlestar Galactica 20 Yahren Comm Ed 1 $4.99 Realm 2,186
284 Black Jack Special Operation Down Under $3.50 Viz 2,181
285 Rat Bastard 5 (Res) $1.95 Crusade 2,170
286 Double Impact Bikini Special 1 $3.00 ABC 2,012
287 Double Impact One Step Beyond 1 $3.00 ABC 2,006
288 Tranquility 1 $2.50 Dreamsmith 1,995
289 Sherlock Holmes Reader 1 $3.95 Caliber 1,995
290 Captain Dingleberry 2 $2.95 Underhanded 1,952
291 Flamehead 2 $1.99 JNCO 1,946
292 Futabakun Change 3 $2.95 Ironcat 1,930
293 Apollo Smile 2 $2.95 Eagle Wing 1,913
294 Three Geeks 8 $3.50 Three Finger 1,875
295 Love Drive 5 $2.95 Ironcat 1,870
296 Speed Tribes 1 $2.95 Nemicron 1,853
297 Archie And Friends Halloween Tale Bundle $3.00 Archie 1,804
298 Evil Eye 2 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 1,761
Some items were dropped from the list due to mis-classification.
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Star Wars A New Hope Manga #3 $9.95 Dark Horse 11,622
2 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Dust Waltz $9.95 Dark Horse 8,074
3 Preacher Dixie Fried $14.95 DC 7,125
4 Witchblade Darkness Family Ties Coll Ed $9.95 Image 6,160
5 Ascension Collected Ed #2 $4.95 Image 6,073
6 Kiss Psycho Circus $12.95 Image 5,588
7 Astro City Family Album $19.95 Image 5,173
8 Jack Kirbys Mr Miracle $12.95 DC 4,944
9 Slaine The Horned God Vol. 3 $6.99 Verotik 4,012
10 Uncle Scrooge #315 $6.95 Gladstone 3,533
11 Neil Gaiman And Charles Vess Stardust HC $29.95 DC 3,173
12 Divine Right #5 Pacific Comicon Var Cvr Ed $4.00 Image 3,107
13 Dynamic Forces Darkchylde Painkiller Jane Alt Cvr  $6.95 Dynamic Forces 2,971
14 Walt Disneys Comics #620 $6.95 Gladstone 2,900
15 Dynamic Forces Daredevil Alternate Cover #1 $6.95 Dynamic Forces 2,797
16 Star Wars Dark Forces Jedi Knight GSA $24.95 Dark Horse 2,644
17 Quantum & Woody Holy S-Word We're Cancelled $7.95 Acclaim 2,388
18 X-Men Crossroads $15.95 Marvel 2,328
19 Dynamic Forces Danger Girl #2 Gold Foil Alternate Cover $10.00 Dynamic Forces 2,241
20 Uncle Scrooge Adventures In Color #55 $9.95 Gladstone 2,017
21 Uncle Scrooge Adventures In Color #54 $9.95 Gladstone 2,012
22 Uncle Scrooge Adventures In Color #56 $9.95 Gladstone 1,995
23 Scary Godmother Revenge Of Jimmy HC $19.95 Sirius 1,984
24 Dynamic Forces Darkchylde Legacy #1 Darkchrome Edition $15.95 Dynamic Forces 1,924
25 Dynamic Forces Punisher #1 Alternate Cover $6.95 Dynamic Forces 1,799




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