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January 1999 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 366 $1.99 Marvel 139,010
2 X-Men 86 $1.99 Marvel 136,483
3 X-Men Magneto War $2.99 Marvel 107,684
4 Spawn 82 $1.95 Image 101,529
5 Earth X 0 $3.99 Marvel 96,719
6 Avengers 14 $1.99 Marvel 93,836
7 Wolverine 136 $1.99 Marvel 92,169
8 Fathom 5 $2.50 Image 90,060
9 JLA 27 $1.99 DC 89,882
10 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 86,130
11 Amazing Spider-Man 3 $1.99 Marvel 83,891
12 Daredevil 5 $2.50 Marvel 83,670
13 Wildcats Vol. 2 1 $2.50 DC 82,454
14 Peter Parker Spider-Man 3 $1.99 Marvel 78,485
15 Fantastic Four 15 $1.99 Marvel 76,986
16 Captain America 15 $1.99 Marvel 71,398
17 Avengers Forever 4 $2.99 Marvel 71,009
18 Iron Man 14 $1.99 Marvel 68,679
19 Thor 9 $1.99 Marvel 67,867
20 Mutant X 6 $1.99 Marvel 67,636
21 Spider-Man Chapter 1 5 $2.50 Marvel 64,917
22 Witchblade 29 $2.50 Image 62,221
23 Titans 1 $2.50 DC 60,708
24 Darkness 21 $2.50 Image 59,045
25 Crimson 8 $2.50 DC 58,382
26 Aria 2 $2.50 Image 56,066
27 Batman No Mans Land Collectors Ed. $3.95 DC 54,337
28 Generation X 49 $1.99 Marvel 52,895
29 X-Force 88 $1.99 Marvel 52,285
30 X-Men Unlimited 22 $2.99 Marvel 51,473
31 Green Lantern 110 $1.99 DC 51,454
32 Inhumans 5 $2.99 Marvel 50,820
33 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Origin 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 49,974
34 Curse of the Spawn 29 $1.95 Image 49,854
35 Spider-Girl 6 $1.99 Marvel 49,796
36 X-Man 49 $1.99 Marvel 48,436
37 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 48,288
38 Batman 563 $1.99 DC 48,047
39 Divine Right 9 $2.50 DC 47,999
40 Thor 1999 $3.50 Marvel 47,860
41 Webspinners Tales Of Spider-Man 3 $2.50 Marvel 47,677
42 Cable 65 $1.99 Marvel 46,702
43 Astro City Vol. 2 16 (Res) $2.50 DC 46,664
44 Detective Comics 730 $1.99 DC 45,813
45 Black Panther 5 $2.50 Marvel 44,473
46 Nightwing 29 $1.99 DC 43,742
47 Thunderbolts 24 $1.99 Marvel 43,492
48 Incredible Hulk 474 $2.99 Marvel 42,695
49 Adventures Of Superman 565 $1.99 DC 42,498
50 Star Wars Boba Fett Enemy of the Empire 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 42,431
51 Batman Shadow of the Bat 83 $1.99 DC 42,109
52 Action Comics 752 $1.99 DC 41,801
53 Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty 7 $1.99 Marvel 41,498
54 Superman Man Of Steel 87 $1.99 DC 41,138
55 Preacher 47 $2.50 DC 40,297
56 Green Lantern The New Corps 1 $4.95 DC 39,769
57 Young Justice 6 $2.50 DC 39,745
58 Star Wars 2 $2.50 Dark Horse 39,692
59 Flash 146 $1.99 DC 39,432
60 Gen 13 37 $2.50 DC 38,726
61 Superman & Batman Generations 3 $4.95 DC 38,380
62 Deadpool 26 $1.99 Marvel 38,303
63 Doctor Strange 2 $2.99 Marvel 38,068
64 Ascension 13 $2.50 Image 37,482
65 League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1 $2.95 DC 36,665
66 A Next 6 $1.99 Marvel 36,429
67 Darkminds 7 $2.50 Image 35,771
68 Star Wars Crimson Empire II 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 35,622
69 Spirit of the Tao 7 $2.50 Image 34,066
70 Robin 62 $1.99 DC 33,830
71 Supermen Of America Collectors Ed 1 $4.95 DC 32,533
72 Alpha Flight 20 $1.99 Marvel 32,432
73 J2 6 $1.99 Marvel 32,413
74 Catwoman 66 $1.99 DC 32,302
75 Slingers 4 $1.99 Marvel 32,096
76 Supergirl 30 $1.99 DC 30,938
77 Star Wars Mara Jade By The Emperors Hand 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 30,279
78 Lady Pendragon 3 $2.50 Image 30,049
79 Martian Manhunter 4 $1.99 DC 29,703
80 Legends of the DC Universe 14 $3.95 DC 29,698
81 Supermans Nemesis Lex Luthor 1 $2.50 DC 29,117
82 Wonder Woman 142 $1.99 DC 28,487
83 Sandman Presents Lucifer 1 $2.95 DC 28,295
84 Starman 51 $2.50 DC 28,122
85 Batman Beyond 1 (Res) $1.99 DC 27,920
86 Gen 13 Annual 99 $3.50 DC 27,464
87 Birds Of Prey 3 $1.99 DC 27,305
88 Star Wars Jedi Academy Leviathan 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 26,902
89 Tsunami Girl 1 $2.95 Image 26,863
90 Coven Vol. 2 2 $2.50 Awesome 26,796
91 Undertaker Preview $2.50 Chaos 26,642
92 Titans Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 26,513
93 Lady Death 13 $2.95 Chaos 26,431
94 Superboy 60 $1.99 DC 26,282
95 Aquaman 53 $1.99 DC 26,229
96 Azrael Agent of the Bat 50 $2.25 DC 26,191
97 Doctor Midnite 1 $5.95 DC 25,331
98 Trenchcoat Brigade 1 $2.50 DC 23,149
99 Hitman 35 $2.50 DC 22,054
100 Purgatori 5 $2.95 Chaos 21,751
101 Marvel Remix Fantastic Four Fireworks 3 $2.99 Marvel 21,612
102 Savage Dragon 57 $2.50 Image 21,098
103 Avengelyne Prelude $2.50 Awesome 20,704
104 Grendel Black White & Red 3 $3.95 Dark Horse 20,660
105 Bone 36 $2.95 Cartoon 20,459
106 Legion Of Super Heroes 113 $2.50 DC 20,247
107 Hellcop 4 $2.50 Image 19,954
108 Legionnaires 69 $2.50 DC 19,795
109 Hellblazer 135 $2.50 DC 19,723
110 Chastity Rocked 4 $2.95 Chaos 19,651
111 Batman The Gotham Adventures 10 $1.99 DC 19,579
112 Fanboy 1 $2.50 DC 19,550
113 Girl Who Would Be Death 4 $2.50 DC 19,123
114 Teen Titans Annual 1967 1 $4.95 DC 18,969
115 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 21 $2.75 Abstract 18,935
116 Books Of Magic 58 $2.50 DC 18,032
117 Impulse 46 $2.25 DC 17,960
118 Dreaming 34 $2.50 DC 17,830
119 Power Of Shazam 47 $2.50 DC 17,297
120 Sailor Moon 4 $2.95 Mixx 17,086
121 DV8 Annual 99 $3.50 DC 17,033
122 Jonah Hex Shadows West 2 $2.95 DC 17,033
123 Transmetropolitan 19 $2.50 DC 16,855
124 Vext 1 $2.50 DC 16,855
125 Gifts of the Night 2 $2.95 DC 16,538
126 Evil Ernie 8 $2.95 Chaos 15,615
127 Resurrection Man 22 $2.50 DC 15,548
128 Sergio Aragones Groo & Rufferto 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,914
129 Vampirella 0 Vampirella Cvr $2.95 Harris 14,405
130 Pokemon The Electric Tale Of Pikachu 3 $3.25 Viz 14,097
131 Cremator Hells Guardian 3 $2.95 Chaos 13,982
132 Superman Adventures 29 $1.99 DC 13,943
133 Aliens Apocalypse Destroying Angels 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,828
134 Deity II Catseye 3 $2.95 Awesome 13,564
135 Ghost Vol. 2 Stare At The Sun 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,472
136 Batman No Mans Land Standard Ed $2.95 DC 13,328
137 Lobo 60 $2.50 DC 12,862
138 Dragonball Z Part Two 2 $2.95 Viz 12,463
139 Oh My Goddess The Devil In Miss Urd 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,988
140 Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,541
141 Spirit New Adventures 10 $3.50 Kitchen Sink 11,358
142 Dragonball 11 $2.95 Viz 11,166
143 Minx 6 $2.50 DC 11,137
144 Re Gex Black & White 1 $2.95 Awesome 10,964
145 Blade of the Immortal Dark Shadows 29 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,743
146 Heart Throbs 3 $2.95 DC 10,604
147 Vampirella 0 Pantha Cvr $2.95 Harris 10,205
148 Supermen Of America Standard Ed 1 $3.95 DC 9,734
149 Ranma 1/2 Part Seven 12 $2.95 Viz 9,576
150 Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady I Dangerous Love 4 $2.50 Dark Horse 9,278
151 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Three 6 $3.25 Viz 8,937
152 Cerebus 238 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 8,870
153 Artesia 1 $2.95 Sirius 8,586
154 Usagi Yojimbo Hairpin Murders 26 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,538
155 Poison Elves 43 $2.50 Sirius 8,394
156 Elfquest 32 $2.95 Warp 8,274
157 Faust 777 The Wrath 1 $3.50 Avatar 7,611
158 Subhuman 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,462
159 Sonic The Hedgehog 69 $1.79 Archie 7,130
160 Territory 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,928
161 Kabuki Classic 1 $3.95 Image 6,760
162 Drakuun The Hidden War 22 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,674
163 Mage The Hero Discovered Coll Ed Book V $4.95 Image 6,510
164 Mage The Hero Discovered Coll Ed Book VI $4.95 Image 6,477
165 Slayers 4 $2.95 CPM 6,318
166 Essential Vertigo The Sandman 32 $4.50 DC 5,963
167 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two 7 $3.25 Viz 5,780
168 Optic Nerve 6 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 5,727
169 Knuckles 23 $1.79 Archie 5,660
170 Scooby-Doo 20 $1.99 DC 5,593
171 Battlestar Galactica Special Ed 2 Centurion Prime $2.99 Realm 5,593
172 Warrior Nun Areala Razor Revenge Reg Ed $2.99 Antarctic 5,458
173 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 24 $1.79 Archie 5,434
174 Sex Philes 1 $3.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 5,401
175 Nightwarriors Darkstalkers Revenge 3 $2.95 Viz 5,401
176 No Need For Tenchi Part Six 3 $3.25 Viz 5,381
177 Lodoss War Grey Witch 3 $2.95 CPM 5,309
178 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 21 $2.95 Image 5,179
179 Tales Calculated To Drive You Mad 6 $3.99 DC 5,127
180 Animaniacs Featuring Pinky And The Brain 46 $1.99 DC 5,107
181 Warrior Nun Resurrection Reg Ed 2 $2.99 Antarctic 5,040
182 Nio 3 $2.50 Acclaim 4,978
183 Silky Whip 10 $3.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 4,752
184 Tales From The Crypt 27 $2.50 Gemstone 4,723
185 Looney Tunes 50 $1.99 DC 4,555
186 Maison Ikkoku Part Eight 6 $3.25 Viz 4,459
187 Wonderlanders 1 $2.50 Oktomica 4,353
188 Castle Waiting 8 $2.95 Olio 4,324
189 Dark Horse Presents 139 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,252
190 Volcanic Revolver 1 $2.95 Oni 4,219
191 Gold Digger 47 $2.99 Antarctic 4,185
192 Iron Wings 1 $2.50 Ace 4,094
193 Archie 482 $1.79 Archie 4,017
194 Roswell 6 (Res) $2.95 Bongo 3,954
195 Original Bondage Fairies 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics/Eros 3,892
196 Betty & Veronica 134 $1.79 Archie 3,786
197 Age Of Bronze 2 $2.95 Image 3,777
198 Betty 72 $1.79 Archie 3,565
199 Cuda 3 $3.50 Avatar 3,536
200 Spider-Man Manga 28 $2.99 Marvel 3,522
201 Bulletproof Monk 3 $2.95 Image 3,512
202 Spider-Man Manga 29 $2.99 Marvel 3,483
203 Veronica 86 $1.79 Archie 3,440
204 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 79 $2.99 Archie 3,421
205 Vampirella Lady Death Ltd Preview Ashcan (Net) $4.00 Harris 3,416
206 Cheryl Blossom 21 $1.79 Archie 3,411
207 Legend Of Lemnear 13 $2.95 CPM 3,407
208 Knights of the Dinner Table 27 $2.95 Kenzer 3,344
209 Panic 9 $2.50 Gemstone 3,301
210 Mona 1 $4.95 Kitchen Sink 3,181
211 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 3 4 $2.95 Ironcat 3,157
212 Chirality Gallery Charity Benefit Pin Up Book (Res) $3.95 CPM 3,137
213 Warrior Nun Black & White 16 $2.99 Antarctic 3,109
214 X-Men Manga 24 $2.99 Marvel 3,022
215 Midnight Panther Feudal Fantasy 5 $2.95 CPM 3,008
216 X-Men Manga 23 $2.99 Marvel 2,993
217 Cartoon Network Presents 19 Cow & Chicken $1.99 DC 2,955
218 Milk 9 $2.95 Radio 2,940
219 Archie & Friends 34 $1.79 Archie 2,931
220 Betty & Veronica Digest 102 $1.99 Archie 2,811
221 Deception 1 $2.95 Image 2,796
222 Jughead Double Digest 58 $2.99 Archie 2,768
223 Warhammer Monthly 11 $2.95 Games Workshop 2,763
224 Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend 7 $2.95 CPM 2,753
225 Archie Digest 162 $1.99 Archie 2,744
226 Futabakun Change Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,715
227 Crusher Joe 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,700
228 Jughead 115 $1.79 Archie 2,695
229 Thieves & Kings 26 $2.50 I Box 2,628
230 Flintstones And The Jetsons 19 $1.99 DC 2,609
231 Bitch In Heat 7 $2.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 2,542
232 Dark Horse Classics Terror Of Godzilla 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 2,537
233 Chastity Cremator Preview Book $5.00 Chaos 2,498
234 Nobody 3 $2.95 Oni 2,455
235 Virtex 2 $2.50 Oktomica 2,407
236 Monicas Story 1 $2.95 Alternative 2,359
237 Laugh Digest 148 $1.99 Archie 2,321
238 Dragon Wars 10 $2.95 Ironcat 2,316
239 Stray Cats 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,273
240 Double Impact Alive 1 $3.00 ABC 2,191
241 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 3 5 $2.95 Ironcat 2,066
242 Eddie Campbells Bacchus 41 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 2,018
243 Superman Villains Secret Files $4.95 DC 1,941
244 Femme Kabuki 3 $2.95 Ironcat 1,941
245 Threshold 12 $4.95 Avatar 1,917
246 Pop Life 2 $3.95 Fantagraphics/Eros 1,864
247 Hyper Dolls 6 $2.95 Ironcat 1,845
248 Strangehaven 11 $2.95 Abiogenesis 1,835
249 Tromeo And Juliet 1 $2.50 Troma 1,831
250 Furrlough 73 $2.95 Radio 1,797
251 Oh My Goth 3 $2.95 Sirius 1,667
252 Kane 25 $2.95 Dancing Elephant 1,614
253 Albedo Vol. 4 2 $2.99 Antarctic 1,605
254 Vamperotica 48 $3.00 Brainstorm 1,552
255 Double Impact Hot Shots 1 $3.00 ABC 1,533
256 Far West 2 $2.99 Antarctic 1,528
257 Shanda The Panda 23 $2.95 Shanda 1,513
258 Gear 3 $2.95 Fireman 1,499
259 Harvey Magazine For Kids 3 $2.95 Harris 1,413
260 Katmandu 15 $2.95 Shanda 1,389
261 Elvira 69 $2.50 Claypool 1,350
262 Trouble Express 2 $2.95 Radio 1,336
263 Captain Dingleberry 6 $2.95 Underhanded 1,288
264 Solace 1 $3.50 Avatar 1,264
265 Morning Glory 3 $2.95 Radio 1,230
266 Poe 14 $2.50 Sirius 1,216
267 Carnal Legends Porn Savannah & Jeanna Fine 2 $3.50 Re-Visionary 1,177
268 Bad Apples Vol. 2 1 $3.00 ABC 1,172
269 Cuda Gore Cover 3 $3.95 Avatar 1,168
270 Galaxion 9 $2.75 Helikon 1,148
271 Crime Wave 1 $4.95 Caliber 1,115
272 Books Of Lore Kaynin Gambit 2 $2.95 Peregrine 1,095
273 Skin Eater Comics 1 $2.00 Kitchen Sink 1,086
274 Lethargic Lad 8 $2.95 Lethargic 1,086
275 Captain Gravity 2 $2.75 Penny Farthing 1,081
Some items were dropped from the list due to mis-classification.
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Manga #2 $9.95 Dark Horse 12,108
2 Darkminds Coll. Vol. 1 $7.95 Image 7,664
3 Kabuki Images Vol. 2 $5.95 Image 7,342
4 DF Earth X Alt Cvr #0 $6.95 Dynamic Forces 5,141
5 Daredevil $9.95 Marvel 4,853
6 Ranma 1/2 Vol. 12 $15.95 Viz 3,488
7 Strangers In Paradise Vol. 6 High School $8.95 Abstract 3,368
8 Uncle Scrooge #319 $6.95 Gladstone 3,368
9 Marvel Coll. Classics Amazing Spider-Man #300 $10.00 Marvel 3,291
10 Transmetropolitan Lust For Life $14.95 DC 3,286
11 Batman Adventures The Lost Years $9.95 DC 3,157
12 Spider-Girl $5.99 Marvel 2,878
13 Walt Disneys Comics #634 $6.95 Gladstone 2,854
14 Simpsons Comics Big Bonanza $11.95 Bongo 2,710
15 Birds Of Prey $17.95 DC 2,657
16 Blade of the Immortal Dreamsong $12.95 Dark Horse 2,508
17 Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Sqdrn Requiem For A Rogue $12.95 Dark Horse 2,220
18 New Teen Titans Archives Vol. 1 $49.95 DC 2,201
19 Dynamic Forces Wildcats Vol. 2 Alt Cvr #1 $6.95 Dynamic Forces 1,956
20 Faust 777 The Wrath Nude Cvr Ed #1 $6.00 Avatar 1,855
21 Darkchylde Legacy Exclusive Gold Foil Cvr #1 $6.95 Ame 1,759
22 Vampirella Vs Mistress Nyx Chromium Ed $10.95 Harris 1,542
23 More Than Mortal Sagas #1 Linsner cover $9.95 Liar 1,542
24 Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Alt Cvr Foil Ed. #5 $10.00 Dynamic Forces 1,456
25 Kiss Psycho Circus $12.95 Image 1,389




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