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November 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 363 $1.99 Marvel 136,591
2 Uncanny X-Men 364 $1.99 Marvel 136,044
3 X-Men 83 $1.99 Marvel 131,752
4 Amazing Spider-Man 1 $2.99 Marvel 124,903
5 Peter Parker Spider-Man 1 $2.99 Marvel 115,546
6 Spawn 80 $1.95 Image 107,473
7 Fathom 4 $2.50 Image 106,388
8 Wolverine 133 $1.99 Marvel 104,098
9 Avengers 12 $2.99 Marvel 100,068
10 JLA 25 $1.99 DC 92,178
11 Fantastic Four 13 $1.99 Marvel 82,225
12 Daredevil 3 $2.50 Marvel 81,687
13 Spider-Man Chapter 1 3 $2.50 Marvel 79,574
14 Captain America 13 $1.99 Marvel 76,096
15 Avengers Forever 2 $2.99 Marvel 74,295
16 Mutant X 4 $1.99 Marvel 74,246
17 Webspinners Tales Of Spider-Man 1 $2.99 Marvel 73,383
18 Iron Man 12 $1.99 Marvel 71,974
19 JLA Titans 2 $2.95 DC 71,582
20 Thor 7 $1.99 Marvel 71,155
21 Darkness 20 $2.50 Image 68,718
22 Witchblade 28 $2.50 Image 67,557
23 Spider-Girl 4 $1.99 Marvel 55,891
24 Generation X 47 $1.99 Marvel 55,607
25 Green Lantern 108 $1.99 DC 54,926
26 X-Force 85 $1.99 Marvel 54,922
27 Curse of the Spawn 27 $1.95 Image 54,860
28 X-Force 86 $1.99 Marvel 54,735
29 X-Men Liberators 3 $2.99 Marvel 52,013
30 X-Man 47 $1.99 Marvel 50,795
31 Iron Man Captain America 98 $3.50 Marvel 50,710
32 Thunderbolts 22 $1.99 Marvel 50,007
33 Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty 5 $1.99 Marvel 49,732
34 Batman Hellboy Starman 1 $2.50 DC 49,140
35 Cable 63 $1.99 Marvel 49,127
36 Action Comics 750 $2.95 DC 48,958
37 Kiss The Psycho Circus 15 $2.25 Image 47,730
38 Captain America Citizen V 98 $3.50 Marvel 47,352
39 Black Panther 3 $2.50 Marvel 46,988
40 Incredible Hulk 472 $1.99 Marvel 46,961
41 Inhumans 3 $2.99 Marvel 46,690
42 Superman 141 $1.99 DC 46,374
43 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 46,125
44 Punisher 3 $2.99 Marvel 46,080
45 Slingers 2 $1.99 Marvel 45,315
46 Superman Man Of Steel 85 $1.99 DC 44,684
47 Batman 561 $1.99 DC 44,475
48 Young Justice 4 $2.50 DC 44,097
49 Superman & Batman Generations 1 $4.95 DC 43,999
50 Nightwing 27 $1.99 DC 43,777
51 Tales of the Darkness 4 $2.95 Image 43,167
52 Detective Comics 728 $1.99 DC 42,989
53 A Next 4 $1.99 Marvel 42,936
54 Gen 13 35 $2.50 Image 40,606
55 Preacher 45 $2.50 DC 40,597
56 Superman The Man Of Tomorrow 12 $1.99 DC 40,490
57 Star Wars Crimson Empire II 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 40,383
58 Flash 144 $1.99 DC 40,085
59 Deadpool 24 $1.99 Marvel 39,062
60 Darkminds 5 $2.95 Image 37,679
61 Superman Doomsday Wars 3 $4.95 DC 37,368
62 J2 4 $1.99 Marvel 36,927
63 Alpha Flight 18 $1.99 Marvel 35,940
64 Batman Shadow of the Bat 81 $1.99 DC 35,611
65 Lady Pendragon 1 $2.50 Image 35,068
66 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 114 $1.99 DC 34,931
67 Martian Manhunter 2 $1.99 DC 34,610
68 Robin 60 $1.99 DC 34,197
69 Catwoman 64 $1.99 DC 34,117
70 Birds Of Prey 1 $1.99 DC 33,934
71 Supergirl 28 $1.99 DC 32,805
72 Legends of the DC Universe 12 $1.99 DC 32,707
73 Battle Chasers Coll Ed $5.95 Image 31,924
74 Wonder Woman 140 $1.99 DC 31,528
75 Marvel Remix Fantastic Four 1 $2.99 Marvel 30,866
76 Gen 13 Magical Drama Queen Roxy 2 $3.50 Image 30,825
77 Star Wars Mara Jade By The Emperors Hand 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 30,568
78 Stone 4 $2.50 Image 29,834
79 Young Justice Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 28,668
80 Lady Death 11 $2.95 Chaos 28,508
81 Batman Chronicles 15 $2.95 DC 28,250
82 Starman 49 $2.50 DC 28,250
83 Rampaging Hulk 6 $1.99 Marvel 28,210
84 Superman Silver Banshee 2 (Res) $2.25 DC 27,681
85 Star Wars Jedi Academy Leviathan 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 27,419
86 Star Wars Tales of the Jedi Redemption 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 27,388
87 Heroes For Hire 19 $1.99 Marvel 27,121
88 Aquaman 51 $1.99 DC 26,525
89 Batman Judge Dredd Die Laughing 2 $4.95 DC 25,889
90 Batman Dark Knight of the Round Table 2 $4.95 DC 25,809
91 Wildcore 9 $2.50 Image 25,742
92 Vampirella Hell On Earth 3 $2.95 Harris 24,937
93 Hellcop 2 $2.50 Image 24,310
94 Batman Toyman 3 $2.25 DC 24,172
95 Purgatori 3 $2.95 Chaos 24,034
96 Starman 80 Page Giant 1 $4.95 DC 23,843
97 Azrael Agent of the Bat 48 $2.25 DC 23,776
98 Grendel Black White And Red 1 $3.95 Dark Horse 23,349
99 Hitman 33 $2.50 DC 22,406
100 Superboy 58 $1.99 DC 22,353
101 Savage Dragon 55 $2.50 Image 22,144
102 Crypt Of Dawn 5 $2.95 Sirius 21,850
103 Aria Preview 1 $2.95 Image 21,837
104 Girl Who Would Be Death 2 $2.50 DC 21,303
105 Hellblazer 133 $2.50 DC 21,290
106 Chastity Rocked 2 $2.95 Chaos 21,179
107 Bone 35 $2.95 Cartoon 21,010
108 Legion Of Super Heroes 111 $2.50 DC 20,890
109 Vertigo Winters Edge II $6.95 DC 20,712
110 Legionnaires 67 $2.50 DC 20,685
111 Warlock 3 $2.99 Marvel 20,627
112 Batman The Gotham Adventures 8 $1.99 DC 20,298
113 Dv8 24 $2.50 Image 19,204
114 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 19 $2.75 Abstract 19,062
115 Pitt Crew 2 $2.50 Full Bleed 19,004
116 Darkchylde Original Remastered 3 $2.50 Image 18,697
117 Books Of Magic 56 $2.50 DC 18,671
118 Jim Lees C23 8 $2.50 Image 18,662
119 Dreaming 32 $2.50 DC 18,448
120 Power Of Shazam 45 $2.50 DC 18,421
121 Impulse 44 $2.25 DC 18,164
122 Cremator Hells Guardian 1 $2.95 Chaos 17,995
123 Union Jack 2 $2.99 Marvel 17,941
124 Sailor Moon 2 $2.95 Mixx 17,572
125 Arsenal 4 $2.50 DC 17,354
126 Youngblood 3 (Res) $2.50 Awesome 17,323
127 DCu Holiday Bash III $4.95 DC 17,234
128 Invisibles Volume 2 21 $2.50 DC 16,807
129 Transmetropolitan 17 $2.50 DC 16,287
130 Evil Ernie 6 $2.95 Chaos 16,198
131 Resurrection Man 20 $2.50 DC 15,731
132 Painkiller Jane 0 $3.95 Event 15,651
133 Heart Throbs 1 $2.95 DC 15,121
134 Fighting American Dogs Of War 3 $2.50 Awesome 14,917
135 Vamps Pumpkin Time 2 $2.50 DC 14,775
136 Deity II Catseye 1 $2.95 Awesome 14,743
137 Superman Adventures 27 $1.99 DC 14,628
138 Ghost Vol. 2 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,365
139 Conan Scarlet Sword 2 $2.99 Marvel 14,107
140 Lobo 58 $2.50 DC 13,422
141 Gazillion 1 $2.50 Image 13,165
142 Sandman Mystery Theatre 69 $2.50 DC 12,956
143 Oh My Goddess The Devil In Miss Urd 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12,813
144 Spirit New Adventures 8 $3.50 Kitchen Sink 12,804
145 Minx 4 $2.50 DC 12,613
146 Deity Vol. 2 $3.00 $2.95 Awesome 12,408
147 More Than Mortal Sagas 3 $2.95 Liar 12,382
148 Daring Escapes 3 $2.50 Image 11,746
149 Stray Bullets 17 $2.95 El Capitan 11,096
150 Gunsmith Cats Bad Trip 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,954
151 Dragonball Z 9 $2.95 Viz 10,634
152 Kabuki Reflections 2 $4.95 Image 10,505
153 Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady I Dangerous Love 2 $2.50 Dark Horse 10,443
154 Blade of the Immortal On Silent Wings 27 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,389
155 Terminator 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,185
156 Guns of the Dragon 4 $2.50 DC 10,154
157 Subhuman 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,958
158 Ranma 1/2 Part Seven 10 $2.95 Viz 9,922
159 Dragonball 9 $2.95 Viz 9,784
160 Sailor Moon 1 (O/A) $2.95 Mixx 9,629
161 Chronos 10 $2.50 DC 9,384
162 Pokemon The Electric Tale Of Pikachu 1 $3.25 Viz 9,322
163 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Three 4 $2.95 Viz 9,273
164 Ticks Big Yule Log Special 99 $3.50 New England 9,193
165 Cerebus 236 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 9,122
166 Usagi Yojimbo 25 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,757
167 Nio 1 $2.50 Acclaim 8,753
168 Poison Elves 41 $2.50 Sirius 8,668
169 Starship Troopers Dominant Species 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,615
170 Elfquest 30 $4.95 Warp 8,517
171 Stargods Reg Ed 3 $2.95 Antarctic 8,081
172 Sonic The Hedgehog 67 $1.75 Archie 7,894
173 Shevas War 4 $2.95 DC 7,645
174 Lodoss War Grey Witch 1 $2.95 CPM 7,636
175 Nightwarriors Darkstalkers Revenge 1 $2.95 Viz 7,160
176 Carvers 2 $2.95 Image 7,063
177 Automation 3 $2.95 Image 7,049
178 Bstar Galactica Special Ed No Memory Of Earth 1 $2.99 Realm 7,049
179 Drakuun The Hidden War 20 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,916
180 Warrior Nun Resurrection Reg Ed 1 $2.95 Antarctic 6,689
181 Crow Razor Kill The Pain Finale $3.00 London Night 6,662
182 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 30 $2.25 DC 6,520
183 Bulletproof Monk 1 $2.95 Image 6,462
184 Slayers 2 $2.95 CPM 6,235
185 Tattered Banners 3 $2.95 DC 6,155
186 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two 5 $3.25 Viz 6,031
187 Knuckles 21 $1.75 Archie 5,951
188 Scary Godmother Holiday Spooktacular $2.95 Sirius 5,888
189 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 22 $1.75 Archie 5,759
190 No Need For Tenchi Part Six 1 $3.25 Viz 5,639
191 Secret Plot Deep 6 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 5,515
192 Scooby-Doo 18 $1.99 DC 5,506
193 Dark Horse Presents 137 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,470
194 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 19 $2.95 Image 5,444
195 Age Of Bronze 1 $2.95 Image 5,137
196 Robotech 11 $2.95 Antarctic 5,039
197 Mixxzine Vol. 2 3 $4.99 Mixx 4,990
198 Silky Whip 8 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 4,977
199 Animaniacs 44 $1.99 DC 4,834
200 Marvel Authtx Amaz Spider-Man 1 Prtd Sketch Cover $6.00 Marvel 4,768
201 Savage Dragon Archives 3 $2.95 Image 4,701
202 Spartan X 3 $2.95 Image 4,697
203 Maison Ikkoku Part Eight 4 $3.50 Viz 4,639
204 Marvel Collectible Classics Giant Sized X-Men 1 $10.00 Marvel 4,568
205 A Distant Soil 27 $2.95 Image 4,554
206 Vault Of Horror 26 $2.50 Gemstone 4,474
207 Archie 480 $1.75 Archie 4,447
208 Original Bondage Fairies 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 4,443
209 Areala Angel Of War 2 $2.95 Antarctic 4,381
210 Betty & Veronica 132 $1.75 Archie 4,327
211 Voice Of Submission 6 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 4,301
212 Gold Digger 46 $2.95 Antarctic 4,172
213 Cuda 2 $3.50 Avatar 4,007
214 Looney Tunes 48 $1.99 DC 4,007
215 Betty 70 $1.75 Archie 3,927
216 X-Men Manga 19 $2.99 Marvel 3,909
217 Measles 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 3,847
218 Veronica 84 $1.75 Archie 3,834
219 Archie Double Digest 105 $2.95 Archie 3,820
220 Legend Of Lemnear 11 $2.95 CPM 3,763
221 Spider-Man Manga 24 $2.99 Marvel 3,745
222 Valor 4 $2.50 Gemstone 3,669
223 Luftwaffe 1946 World War II Special Vol. 2 $3.95 Antarctic 3,660
224 Geisha 3 $2.95 Oni 3,642
225 Cartoon Network Presents 17 $1.99 DC 3,625
226 Cheryl Blossom 19 $1.75 Archie 3,620
227 Spider-Man Manga 25 $2.99 Marvel 3,598
228 X-Men Manga 20 $2.99 Marvel 3,567
229 Akiko 30 $2.50 Sirius 3,549
230 Warrior Nun Black & White 15 $2.95 Antarctic 3,500
231 Spicecapades $4.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 3,496
232 Crime Suspenstories 25 $2.50 Gemstone 3,420
233 Sheena Queen of the Jungle Bound 3 $3.00 London Night 3,393
234 Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend 5 $2.95 CPM 3,362
235 Midnight Panther Feudal Fantasy 3 $2.95 CPM 3,349
236 Archie & Friends 33 $1.75 Archie 3,322
237 Razor Gothic 3 $3.00 London Night 3,313
238 Marvel Collectible Classics Avengers 1 $10.00 Marvel 3,260
239 Milk 8 $2.95 Radio 3,247
240 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 3 2 $2.95 Ironcat 3,233
241 Desperate Times 3 $2.95 Image 3,198
242 Jughead Double Digest 57 $2.95 Archie 3,189
243 Dark Horse Classics Godzilla King of the Monsters 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,180
244 Betty & Veronica Digest 101 $1.95 Archie 3,171
245 Dark Horse Classics Terror Of Godzilla 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,167
246 Nobody 1 $2.95 Oni 3,158
247 Pals N Gals Double Digest 38 $2.95 Archie 3,135
248 Mask Toys In The Attic 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,127
249 Espers 9 $2.95 Image 3,100
250 Chibi Pop Manga 3 $3.95 Chibi Pop 3,082
251 Jughead 113 $1.75 Archie 3,029
252 Art Of Tim Vigil Dark Utopia 4 (Res) $3.95 Broken Halos 3,020
253 Harvey Magazine For Kids 1 $2.95 Harris 2,940
254 Warhammer Monthly 9 $2.95 Games Workshop 2,935
255 Burner 1 $1.99 JNCO 2,891
256 Holiday Fun Digest 3 $1.95 Archie 2,891
257 Flintstones And The Jetsons 17 $1.99 DC 2,886
258 Knights of the Dinner Table 25 $2.95 Kenzer 2,820
259 Dreamsmith Studios Book 6 $4.00 Dreamsmith 2,811
260 Siren 3 $2.95 Image 2,806
261 Thieves & Kings 25 $2.50 I Box 2,677
262 Cutie Honey 90 Vol. 2 6 $2.95 Ironcat 2,651
263 Jughead With Archie Digest 146 $1.95 Archie 2,593
264 Kid Terrific 1 $2.95 Image 2,566
265 Trouble Express 1 $2.95 Radio 2,566
266 Futabakun Change 5 $2.95 Ironcat 2,535
267 Dragon Wars 8 $2.95 Ironcat 2,482
268 Children of the Dead 1 $2.95 Midnight 2,406
269 Demon Beast Invasion The Fallen 3 $2.95 CPM 2,402
270 Empty Zone 4 $2.50 Sirius 2,384
271 Gear 1 $2.95 Fireman 2,353
272 Femme Kabuki 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,322
273 Re Gex 98 Convention Special $5.00 Awesome 2,286
274 Monster Island 1 $3.95 Compass 2,206
275 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 3 3 $2.95 Ironcat 2,202
276 Hyper Dolls 4 $2.95 Ironcat 2,099
277 Missive Device Donnas Day $2.25 Slab-O-Concrete 2,059
278 Virtual Bang 4 $2.95 Ironcat 2,059
279 Apollo Smile 3 $2.95 Eagle Wing 2,010
280 Starman Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 1,984
281 Stargods Dlx Ed 3 $5.95 Antarctic 1,846
282 Weird Sex $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 1,841
283 Genus Spotlight Skunkwork Girls 2 $2.95 Radio 1,828
Some items were dropped from the list due to mis-classification.
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Superman Peace On Earth $9.95 DC 55,158
2 Danger Girl The Dangerous Collection #2 $5.95 Image 19,618
3 Crisis On Infinite Earths HC & Slipcase $99.95 DC 9,237
4 Divine Right Coll Ed#2 $5.95 Image 9,113
5 Sin City Booze Broads & Bullets $15.00 Dark Horse 8,450
6 Batman Crimson Mist HC $24.95 DC 7,694
7 Mage The Hero Discovered Coll Ed Book 3 $5.95 Image 7,636
8 Mage The Hero Discovered Coll Ed Book 4 $4.95 Image 7,592
9 Spawn VII $9.95 Image 6,271
10 Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Alt Cvr #5 $6.95 Dynamic 5,817
11 Essential Avengers Vol. 1 $14.95 Marvel 5,364
12 Darkness Dlx Coll Ed $14.95 Image 5,172
13 JLA Strength In Numbers $12.95 DC 5,017
14 Green Lantern Emerald Knights $12.95 DC 4,661
15 Intron Depot 2 Blades $37.95 Dark Horse 4,505
16 JLA World Without Grownups $9.95 DC 4,474
17 Dynamic Forces Amazing Spider-Man Alt Cvr #1 $6.95 Dynamic 4,310
18 You Are Here $19.95 DC 4,012
19 Sailor Moon Pocket Manga #2 $11.95 Mix 4,007
20 Dynamic Forces Peter Parker Spider-Man Alt Cvr #1 $6.95 Dynamic 3,834
21 Star Wars Crimson Empire $17.95 Dark Horse 3,771
22 Uncle Scrooge #317 $6.95 Gladstone 3,416
23 Groo Most Intelligent Man In The World $9.95 Dark Horse 3,087
24 Return of the Heroes $14.95 Marvel 2,904
25 Wildstorm Fine Arts The Gallery Coll $19.95 Image 2,886
26 Walt Disneys Comics #632 $6.95 Gladstone 2,873
27 Uncle Sam HC $17.95 DC 2,851
28 Avengers Under Seige $16.95 Marvel 2,664
29 All Star Comics Archives Vol. 4 HC $49.95 DC 2,655
30 Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Gold Foil Ed #3 $10.00 Dynamic 2,384




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