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October 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 362 $1.99 Marvel 138,548
2 X-Men 82 $1.99 Marvel 133,181
3 Fathom 3 $2.50 Image 122,451
4 Battle Chasers 6 $2.50 Image 122,401
5 Spawn 79 $1.95 Image 109,438
6 Slingers 1 $2.99 Marvel 104,655
7 Avengers 11 $1.99 Marvel 102,300
8 Spider-Man Chapter 1 2 $2.50 Marvel 100,651
9 Wolverine 132 $1.99 Marvel 100,447
10 Spider-Man Chapter 1 1 $2.50 Marvel 100,162
11 JLA 24 $1.99 DC 93,196
12 Avengers Forever 1 $2.99 Marvel 91,756
13 Fantastic Four 12 $2.99 Marvel 86,203
14 Daredevil 2 $2.50 Marvel 82,769
15 Captain America 12 $2.99 Marvel 81,682
16 JLA Titans 1 $2.95 DC 81,646
17 Witchblade 27 $2.50 Image 80,310
18 Mutant X 3 $1.99 Marvel 75,817
19 Iron Man 11 $1.99 Marvel 75,350
20 Thor 6 $1.99 Marvel 73,253
21 Darkness 19 $2.50 Image 66,446
22 Crimson 6 $2.50 Image 62,057
23 JLA Year One 12 $2.95 DC 60,657
24 Generation X 45 $1.99 Marvel 57,224
25 Curse Of Spawn 26 $1.95 Image 57,079
26 Divine Right 8 (Res) $2.50 Image 56,938
27 Green Lantern 107 $1.99 DC 56,531
28 Generation X 46 $1.99 Marvel 56,286
29 Spider-Girl 3 $1.99 Marvel 56,101
30 Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty 4 $1.99 Marvel 55,720
31 X-Force 84 $1.99 Marvel 55,602
32 X-Men Liberators 2 $2.99 Marvel 54,212
33 Darkchylde The Legacy 2 $2.50 Image 53,859
34 X-Men Unlimited 21 $2.99 Marvel 53,600
35 Inhumans 2 $2.99 Marvel 51,648
36 X-Man 45 $1.99 Marvel 51,453
37 Incredible Hulk 471 $1.99 Marvel 51,195
38 X-Man 46 $1.99 Marvel 51,096
39 Black Panther 2 $2.50 Marvel 50,221
40 Cable 62 $1.99 Marvel 49,746
41 Kiss The Psycho Circus 14 $2.25 Image 47,757
42 Superman 140 $1.99 DC 47,617
43 Action Comics 749 $1.99 DC 46,757
44 Adventures Of Superman 563 $1.99 DC 46,738
45 Young Justice 3 $2.50 DC 46,675
46 Superman Man Of Steel 84 $1.99 DC 46,358
47 Gen 13 34 $2.50 Image 46,199
48 Batman 560 $1.99 DC 45,294
49 Ascension 11 $2.50 Image 44,705
50 Detective Comics 727 $1.99 DC 44,288
51 Thunderbolts 21 $1.99 Marvel 44,084
52 Nightwing 26 $1.99 DC 43,754
53 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 43,717
54 Punisher 2 $2.99 Marvel 43,369
55 Superman For All Seasons 4 $4.95 DC 43,355
56 A Next 3 $1.99 Marvel 42,965
57 Batman Shadow of the Bat 80 $3.95 DC 42,676
58 Spirit Of Tao 5 $2.50 Image 42,544
59 Preacher 44 $2.50 DC 41,004
60 Martian Manhunter 1 $1.99 DC 40,533
61 Flash 143 $1.99 DC 40,044
62 X-Force Champions 98 $3.50 Marvel 39,319
63 Deadpool 23 $2.99 Marvel 39,297
64 J2 3 $1.99 Marvel 38,015
65 Darkminds 4 $2.50 Image 37,761
66 Superman Doomsday Wars 2 $4.95 DC 37,734
67 Hellcop 1 $2.50 Image 37,698
68 Sin City Just Another Saturday Night $2.50 Dark Horse 36,493
69 Green Lantern 80 Page Giant 1 $4.95 DC 35,678
70 Alpha Flight 17 $1.99 Marvel 35,637
71 Wolverine Black Rio $5.99 Marvel 35,442
72 Generation X Dracula 98 $3.50 Marvel 35,288
73 Gen 13 Magical Drama Queen Roxy 1 $3.50 Image 35,211
74 Catwoman 63 $1.99 DC 34,917
75 Robin 59 $1.99 DC 34,604
76 Stone 3 $2.50 Image 34,215
77 Rampaging Hulk 5 $1.99 Marvel 33,236
78 Supergirl 27 $1.99 DC 33,150
79 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 113 $1.99 DC 33,073
80 Tenth 14 $2.50 Image 33,019
81 Green Lantern 3d 1 $3.95 DC 32,833
82 Wonder Woman 139 $1.99 DC 32,765
83 Chastity Rocked 1 $2.95 Chaos 32,693
84 Superman The Dark Side 3 $4.95 DC 32,661
85 Legends of the DC Universe 11 $1.99 DC 31,302
86 Superman War of the Worlds $5.95 DC 31,171
87 Superman Silver Banshee 1 (Res) $2.25 DC 30,723
88 Aquaman 50 $1.99 DC 30,202
89 Superman 3d 1 $3.95 DC 30,120
90 Lady Death 10 $2.95 Chaos 30,116
91 Star Wars Jedi Academy Leviathan 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 30,111
92 Supernaturals 1 $3.99 Marvel 29,681
93 Star Wars Mara Jade By The Emperors Hand 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 29,522
94 Batman Judge Dredd Die Laughing 1 $4.95 DC 28,974
95 Heroes For Hire 18 $1.99 Marvel 28,399
96 Batman Dark Knight of the Round Table 1 $4.95 DC 28,241
97 Deadpool Team-Up Starring Widdle Wade $2.99 Marvel 28,082
98 Starman 48 $2.50 DC 28,041
99 Supernaturals 2 $3.99 Marvel 27,602
100 Wildcore 8 $2.50 Image 27,525
101 Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Redemption 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 27,471
102 Batman Scarecrow 3d 1 $3.95 DC 27,312
103 Supernaturals 3 $3.99 Marvel 27,258
104 Supernaturals 4 $3.99 Marvel 27,113
105 Secret Origins 80 Page Giant $4.95 DC 26,352
106 Batman Toyman 2 $2.25 DC 26,080
107 Purgatori 2 $2.95 Chaos 25,953
108 Girl Who Would Be Death 1 $2.50 DC 24,907
109 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squad Mandatory Retirement 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 23,856
110 Xena Warrior Princess Wrath Of Hera 2 $2.95 Topps 23,661
111 Hitman 32 $2.50 DC 22,941
112 Savage Dragon 54 $2.50 Image 22,697
113 Superboy 57 $1.99 DC 22,520
114 Union Jack 1 $2.99 Marvel 21,537
115 Hellblazer 132 $2.50 DC 21,514
116 Legion Of Super Heroes 110 $2.50 DC 21,401
117 Jim Lees C23 7 $2.50 Image 21,333
118 Legionnaires 66 $2.50 DC 20,921
119 Warlock 2 $2.99 Marvel 20,821
120 Batman The Gotham Adventures 7 $1.99 DC 20,776
121 Simpsons Comics 39 $2.25 Bongo 20,450
122 Aquaman Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 20,400
123 Giant Sized Spider-Man $3.99 Marvel 20,201
124 Dv8 23 $2.50 Image 19,993
125 Encyclopedia Deadpoolica $2.99 Marvel 19,725
126 Legends of the DC Universe 3d Gallery 1 $2.95 DC 19,481
127 Vampirella Hell On Earth 2 $2.95 Harris 19,445
128 Books Of Magic 55 $2.50 DC 19,141
129 Dreaming 31 $3.95 DC 19,041
130 Kabuki 6 $2.95 Image 18,983
131 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 18 $2.75 Abstract 18,910
132 Transmetropolitan 16 $2.50 DC 18,113
133 Impulse 43 $2.25 DC 18,099
134 Arsenal 3 $2.50 DC 17,556
135 Marvel Universe 7 $1.99 Marvel 17,470
136 Babys First Deadpool Book $2.99 $2.99 Marvel 17,461
137 Blade 3 $2.99 Marvel 17,370
138 Vamps Pumpkin Time 1 $2.50 DC 17,320
139 Ka Zar 20 $1.99 Marvel 17,080
140 Fighting American Dogs Of War 2 $2.50 Awesome 16,863
141 Power Of Shazam 44 $2.50 DC 16,817
142 Evil Ernie 5 $2.95 Chaos 16,795
143 Resurrection Man 19 $2.50 DC 16,057
144 Dracula Lord of the Undead 1 $2.99 Marvel 15,382
145 Conan Scarlet Sword 1 $2.99 Marvel 15,196
146 More Than Mortal Truths & Legends $3.00 $2.95 Liar 14,666
147 Superman Adventures 26 $1.99 DC 14,299
148 Ghost Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,286
149 Daring Escapes 2 $2.50 Image 14,154
150 Dracula Lord of the Undead 2 $2.99 Marvel 14,073
151 Deity Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Awesome 14,041
152 Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady I Dangerous Love 1 $2.50 Dark Horse 13,738
153 Spirit New Adventures 7 $3.50 Kitchen Sink 13,710
154 Dracula Lord of the Undead 3 $2.99 Marvel 13,642
155 Lobo 57 $2.50 DC 13,479
156 Minx 3 $2.50 DC 13,321
157 Sandman Mystery Theatre 68 $2.50 DC 13,013
158 House Of Secrets 25 $2.50 DC 12,800
159 Sergio Aragones Day of the Dead $2.95 Dark Horse 12,587
160 Terminator 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,899
161 Hardcore Station 6 $2.50 DC 11,622
162 Gunsmith Cats Bad Trip 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,169
163 Dragonball Z 8 $2.95 Viz 10,857
164 Animal Mystic Water Wars 6 $2.95 Sirius 10,608
165 Blade of the Immortal On Silent Wings 6 $3.95 Dark Horse 10,603
166 Guns of the Dragon 3 $2.50 DC 10,549
167 Strange Tales 4 $4.99 Marvel 10,363
168 Ranma 1/2 Part Seven 9 $2.95 Viz 10,033
169 Dragonball 8 $2.95 Viz 9,992
170 Chronos 9 $2.50 DC 9,512
171 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Three 3 $2.95 Viz 9,484
172 Carvers 1 $2.95 Image 9,244
173 Cerebus 235 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 9,149
174 Tick Luny Bin Trilogy 2 $3.50 New England 9,113
175 Starship Troopers Dominant Species 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,059
176 Jonny Double 4 $2.95 DC 8,896
177 Poison Elves 40 $2.50 Sirius 8,724
178 Elfquest 29 $4.95 Warp 8,678
179 Usagi Yojimbo 24 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,583
180 Slayers 1 $2.95 CPM 8,339
181 Crow Razor Kill The Pain 0 $3.00 London Night 8,185
182 Shevas War 3 $2.95 DC 7,967
183 Drakuun The Hidden War 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,845
184 Sonic The Hedgehog 66 $1.75 Archie 7,759
185 Automation 2 $2.95 Image 7,636
186 Mask Of Zorro 4 $2.95 Image 7,478
187 Battlestar Galactica Search For Sanctuary 2 $2.99 Realm 7,473
188 Oni Double Feature 9 $2.95 Oni 6,930
189 Mystic Edge 1 $2.95 Antarctic 6,740
190 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 29 $2.25 DC 6,726
191 Tattered Banners 2 $2.95 DC 6,377
192 Supermodels In The Rainforest 1 $2.95 Sirius 6,341
193 New Bondage Fairies Fairie Fetish 8 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 6,214
194 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two 4 $3.25 Viz 6,142
195 Knuckles 20 $1.75 Archie 6,069
196 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 21 $1.75 Archie 5,992
197 Dead Corps(E) 4 $2.50 DC 5,739
198 Savage Dragon Archives 2 $2.95 Image 5,721
199 Scooby-Doo 17 $1.99 DC 5,535
200 No Need For Tenchi Part Five 5 $3.25 Viz 5,462
201 Secret Plot Deep 5 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 5,417
202 Tales From The Crypt 26 $2.50 Gemstone 5,227
203 Cuda Wraparound Cover 1 $3.50 Avatar 5,204
204 Pulp Volume 2 11 $5.95 Viz 5,082
205 Animaniacs 43 $1.99 DC 4,982
206 Silky Whip 7 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 4,910
207 Spartan X 2 $2.95 Image 4,878
208 Maison Ikkoku Part Eight 3 $2.95 Viz 4,647
209 Dark Horse Presents 136 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,611
210 Archie 479 $1.75 Archie 4,538
211 Betty & Veronica 131 $1.75 Archie 4,294
212 Gold Digger 45 $2.95 Antarctic 4,194
213 Voice Of Submission 5 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 4,181
214 Castle Waiting 7 (Res) $2.95 Olio 4,167
215 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 77 $2.95 Archie 4,095
216 Luftwaffe 1946 14 $2.95 Antarctic 4,076
217 Looney Tunes 47 $1.99 DC 4,067
218 Betty 69 $1.75 Archie 4,054
219 X-Men Manga 17 $2.99 Marvel 4,004
220 Albino Spider Of Dajette 0 $2.95 Verotik 4,004
221 Berlin 5 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 3,990
222 Marvel Collectible Classics Chromium X-Men $10.00 Marvel 3,963
223 X-Men Manga 18 $2.99 Marvel 3,922
224 Veronica 83 $1.75 Archie 3,886
225 Whiteout 4 $2.95 Oni 3,877
226 Legend Of Lemnear 10 $2.95 CPM 3,827
227 Spider-Man Manga 22 $2.99 Marvel 3,823
228 Spider-Man Manga 23 $2.99 Marvel 3,818
229 Jay & Silent Bob 1 $2.95 Oni 3,809
230 Valor 3 $2.50 Gemstone 3,800
231 Geisha 2 $2.95 Oni 3,773
232 Warrior Nun Black & White 14 $2.95 Antarctic 3,773
233 Luftwaffe 1946 World War II Special Vol. 1 $3.95 Antarctic 3,732
234 Blast Corps $2.50 Dark Horse 3,696
235 Cheryl Blossom 18 $1.75 Archie 3,696
236 Dark Horse Classics Godzilla King of the Monsters 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,583
237 Sharky Variant Cover 4 $2.50 Image 3,560
238 Midnight Panther Feudal Fantasy 2 $2.95 CPM 3,519
239 Akiko 29 $2.50 Sirius 3,497
240 Ninja High School Yearbook 1998 $2.95 Antarctic 3,492
241 Mask Toys In The Attic 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,492
242 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 33 $1.75 Archie 3,465
243 Panic 8 $2.50 Gemstone 3,465
244 Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend 4 $2.95 CPM 3,442
245 Dark Horse Classics Terror Of Godzilla 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,438
246 Ninja High School 65 $2.95 Antarctic 3,415
247 Archies Christmas Stocking 6 $2.25 Archie 3,402
248 Broken Halos Is There Nothing Sacred 2 $2.95 Broken Halos 3,397
249 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 3 1 $2.95 Ironcat 3,365
250 Lost Heroes 6 $2.95 Davdez 3,365
251 Big Bang Comics 23 $3.95 Image 3,352
252 Archie Digest 160 $1.95 Archie 3,315
253 Jughead Double Digest 56 $2.95 Archie 3,171
254 Dreamsmith Studios Book 5 $4.00 Dreamsmith 3,157
255 Reality Check 12 $2.95 Sirius 3,103
256 Warhammer Monthly 8 $2.95 Games Workshop 3,080
257 Jughead 112 $1.75 Archie 3,080
258 Sock Monkey 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,066
259 Madoka 1 $2.95 Eagle Wing 2,921
260 Cartoon Network Presents 16 $1.99 DC 2,899
261 Flintstones And The Jetsons 16 $1.99 DC 2,894
262 Jinx Torso 2 $3.95 Image 2,822
263 Stargods Dlx Ed 2 $5.95 Antarctic 2,817
264 Cutie Honey 90 Vol. 2 5 $2.95 Ironcat 2,776
265 Pop Life 1 $3.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 2,749
266 Laugh Digest 146 $1.95 Archie 2,745
267 Young Witches Empire Of Sin 2 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 2,695
268 Knights of the Dinner Table 24 $2.95 Kenzer 2,663
269 7th System 5 $2.95 Sirius 2,564
270 Enchanted The Awakening 3 $2.95 Sirius 2,545
271 Dragon Wars 7 $2.95 Ironcat 2,541
272 Demon Beast Invasion The Fallen 2 $2.95 CPM 2,509
273 Dracula Vs Zorro Reprint 2 $2.95 Image 2,468
274 Alley Oop Adv 2 $2.95 Antarctic 2,410
275 Cuda Gore Cover 1 $3.95 Avatar 2,337
276 Starchild Mythopolis 5 $1.00 Coppervale 2,333
277 Fighting American 98 Convention Special $5.00 Awesome 2,319
278 Pete The Pod Postal Worker 6 $2.95 Sharkbait 2,301
279 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 3 2 $2.95 Ironcat 2,265
280 Action Girl Comics 16 $2.75 Slave Labor 2,265
281 Futabakun Change 4 $2.95 Ironcat 2,251
282 Channel Zero 5 $2.95 Image 2,219
283 Black Jack Special Under The Knife $3.25 Viz 2,210
284 Genus 32 $2.95 Radio 2,206
285 Hyper Dolls 3 $2.95 Ironcat 2,170
286 Eddie Campbells Bacchus 39 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 2,142
287 Detour 2 $2.95 Alternative 2,124
288 Naughty Bits 27 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 2,124
289 Goop 1 $1.99 JNCO 2,124
290 Colonia 1 $2.95 Bad Habit 2,120
291 Virtual Bang 3 $2.95 Ironcat 2,093
292 Munsters 1313 Halloween Special $2.95 TV 2,093
293 Shut Up & Die 5 $2.95 Image 1,993
294 Threshold 9 $4.95 Avatar 1,898
295 Strangehaven 10 (Res) $2.95 Abiogenesis 1,889
296 Captain Dingleberry 3 $2.95 Underhanded 1,853
297 Flamehead 3 $1.99 JNCO 1,834
298 New Adventures Terry & The Pirates 1 $2.95 ACG 1,830
299 Virtex 0 $1.50 Oktober 1,794
300 Oh My Goth 2 $2.95 Sirius 1,744
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Star Wars A New Hope Manga #4 $9.95 Dark Horse 12,827
2 Dynamic Forces Crimson 1/2 $6.95 Dynamic 9,303
3 Mage/Hero Discovered Coll Ed Book 1 $5.95 Image 8,583
4 Mage/Hero Discovered Coll Ed Book 2 $5.95 Image 8,357
5 Batman/Long Halloween HC $29.95 DC 6,078
6 Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 1 $14.95 Marvel 5,698
7 Babylon 5/Price Of Peace $9.95 DC 5,191
8 Batman Thrillkiller $12.95 DC 4,584
9 Spawn Angelas Hunt $9.95 Image 3,678
10 Dynamic Forces Spider-Man Chapter 1 Alt Cvr #1 $6.95 Dynamic 3,510
11 Black Magic $16.95 Dark Horse 3,469
12 Uncle Scrooge #316 $6.95 Gladstone 3,402
13 Dynamic Forces Spider-Man Chapter 1 Alt Cvr #2 $6.95 Dynamic 2,944
14 Walt Disneys Comics #631 $6.95 Gladstone 2,863
15 Tenth Mini-Series $11.95 Image 2,699
16 Legion Of Super Heroes Archives Vol. 8 $49.95 DC 2,690
17 Deadpool Mission Improbable $14.95 Marvel 2,414
18 Witchblade Encore Excl Cvr Ed $5.00 American 2,337
19 Gen 13 Bootleg Vol. 1 $11.95 Image 2,065
20 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squad War Princess $12.95 Dark Horse 2,065
21 Nocturnals Black Planet $19.95 Oni 1,966
22 Superman Sunday Classics HC W/Slipcase $60.00 DC 1,934
23 Spider-Man Identity Crisis $19.95 Marvel 1,916
24 Mad About/Movies Special Warner Bros Ed $14.95 DC 1,853
25 Vampirella Queens Gambit #1 Chromium $10.95 Harris 1,807




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