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February 1999 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


Another soft February saw several of Jim Lee's Wildstorm titles resolicited by their new publisher, DC — boosting the publisher over Marvel even in the narrow Top 300 shares. While solicited by Image in September 1998, top five books Danger Girl #5 and and Battle Chasers #5 only now came out; earlier orders reported were cancelled.

Diamond did release dollar rankings for the Top 250 comics; these will be added at a later date.

Click to skip to the Top Graphic Novels for the month.

—John Jackson Miller


This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 300 chart.
Items marked (resolicitation) were offered in an earlier month but never shipped; disregard any previously reported figure, as earlier orders were canceled when the books were resolicited.
Distributor charts are regional commodity reports, not measures of a work's total reach. Read our FAQ.
The links lead to current listings for each issue on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
1-Uncanny X-Men367$1.99Marvel130,872
2-X-Men87$1.99Marvel129,409
3-Battle Chasers (resolicited)5$2.50DC109,525
4-Danger Girl (resolicited)5$2.50DC101,181
5-Earth X1$2.99Marvel98,972
6-Spawn83$1.95Image98,162
7-Avengers15$1.99Marvel90,048
8-Wolverine137$1.99Marvel88,534
9-JLA28$1.99DC85,615
10-Daredevil6$2.50Marvel79,591
11-Amazing Spider-Man4$1.99Marvel78,781
12-Hulk1$2.99Marvel77,839
13-Peter Parker Spider-Man4$1.99Marvel73,535
14-Fantastic Four16$1.99Marvel72,195
15-Thor10$1.99Marvel67,396
16-Captain America16$1.99Marvel66,875
17-Gambit3$1.99Marvel66,559
18-Iron Man15$1.99Marvel63,783
19-Mutant X7$1.99Marvel62,667
20-Avengers Forever5$2.99Marvel62,584
21-Spider-Man Chapter 16$2.50Marvel59,254
22-Witchblade30$2.50Image58,669
23-Crimson9$2.50DC57,502
24-Darkness22$2.50Image55,023
25-Generation X50$2.99Marvel54,072
26-X-Man50$2.99Marvel49,927
27-X-Force89$1.99Marvel49,662
28-Aria3$2.50Image48,615
29-Inhumans6$2.99Marvel48,500
30-Green Lantern111$1.99DC48,061
31-Titans2$2.50DC46,986
32-Spider-Girl7$1.99Marvel46,616
33-Cable66$1.99Marvel46,071
34-Batman564$1.99DC45,742
35-Thunderbolts25$2.99Marvel44,978
36-Buffy The Vampire Slayer6$2.95Dark Horse44,964
37-Kiss Psycho Circus17$2.25Image43,729
38-Detective Comics731$1.99DC43,212
39-Nightwing30$1.99DC43,062
40-Crow1$2.50Image42,723
41-Black Panther6$2.50Marvel41,991
42-Action Comics753$1.99DC41,108
43-Superman143$1.99DC40,825
44-Star Wars Vaders Quest1$2.95Dark Horse40,820
45-Buffy The Vampire Slayer Origin2$2.95Dark Horse40,797
46-Adventures of Superman566$1.99DC39,837
47-Preacher48$2.50DC39,544
48-Batman & Superman Worlds Finest1$4.95DC39,247
49-Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man4$2.50Marvel39,201
50-Captain America Sentinel of Liberty8$1.99Marvel38,414
51-Superman The Man of Tomorrow13$1.99DC38,135
52-Gen 1338$2.50DC37,966
53-Flash147$1.99DC37,760
54-Planetary1$2.50DC37,650
55-Hourman1$2.50DC37,499
56-Young Justice7$2.50DC37,357
57-Superman & Batman Generations4$4.95DC37,161
58-Star Wars3$2.50Dark Horse37,051
59-Deadpool27$1.99Marvel36,740
60-Batman Shadow of the Bat84$1.99DC36,420
61-Star Wars Boba Fett Enemy of the Empire2$2.95Dark Horse36,260
62-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight116$1.99DC34,782
63-Ascension14$2.50Image34,521
64-Green Lantern The New Corps2$4.95DC34,521
65-Tenth Black Embrace1$2.95Image34,485
66-Cable 1999$3.50Marvel34,119
67-Doctor Strange3$2.99Marvel33,931
68-A Next7$1.99Marvel33,881
69-Star Wars Crimson Empire II4$2.95Dark Horse33,543
70-Robin63$1.99DC33,273
71-Darkminds8$2.50Image33,103
72-Avengelyne1$2.50Awesome32,555
73-Spirit of Tao8$2.50Image30,922
74-Catwoman67$1.99DC30,867
75-Supergirl31$1.99DC29,732
76-League of Extraordinary Gentlemen2$2.95DC29,577
77-J27$1.99Marvel29,179
78-Lady Death Vampirella Dark Hearts$3.50Chaos28,785
79-Batman Chronicles16$2.95DC28,717
80-Stone Vol. 21$2.50Image28,241
81-Slingers5$1.99Marvel28,063
82-Vampirella Lady Death1$3.50Harris27,761
83-Wonder Woman143$1.99DC27,706
84-Legends of the DC Universe15$1.99DC27,331
85-Flash 80 Page Giant2$4.95DC27,239
86-Martian Manhunter5$1.99DC27,162
87-Starman52$2.50DC27,006
88-Gen 13 Wired$2.50DC26,562
89-Birds of Prey4$1.99DC25,369
90-Supermans Nemesis Lex Luthor2$2.50DC24,897
91-Batman Beyond (resolicited)2$1.99DC24,742
92-Lady Death14$2.95Chaos24,609
93-Sandman Presents Lucifer2$2.95DC24,266
94-Coven Vol. 23$2.50Awesome24,175
95-Superboy61$1.99DC23,740
96-Aquaman54$1.99DC23,475
97-Azrael Agent of the Bat51$2.25DC23,177
98-Hitman36$2.50DC21,142
99-Dv80$2.95DC20,886
100-Savage Dragon58$2.50Image20,579
101-DC Universe Villains Secret Files1$4.95DC20,575
102-Doctor Midnite2$5.95DC20,428
103-Grendel Black White & Red4$3.95Dark Horse19,911
104-Purgatori6$2.95Chaos19,742
105-Legion of Super Heroes114$2.50DC19,610
106-Hellblazer136$2.50DC19,029
107-Legionnaires70$2.50DC18,933
108-Trenchcoat Brigade2$2.50DC18,631
109-Batman The Gotham Adventures11$1.99DC18,388
110-Pokemon The Electric Tale of Pikachu4$3.25Viz18,375
111-Simpsons Comics41$2.50Bongo18,306
112-Sailor Moon5$2.95Mixx18,096
113-Kabuki7$2.95Image17,967
114-Conjurors1$2.95DC17,629
115-Human Target1$2.95DC17,368
116-Impulse47$2.25DC17,336
117-Body Doubles1$2.50DC17,277
118-Books of Magic59$2.50DC17,277
119-Invisibles Volume 312$2.95DC17,222
120-Dreaming35$2.50DC16,938
121-Fathom Coll Ed1$5.95Image16,650
122-Transmetropolitan20$2.50DC16,440
123-Jonah Hex Shadows West3$2.95DC16,101
124-Fanboy2$2.50DC15,566
125-Resurrection Man23$2.50DC15,410
126-Gifts of the Night3$2.95DC14,679
127-Evil Ernie9$2.95Chaos13,887
128-Sergio Aragones Groo & Rufferto3$2.95Dark Horse13,883
129-Human Torch Comics$3.99Marvel13,334
130-Superman Adventures30$1.99DC13,293
131-Ghost Vol. 2 Stare At The Sun6$2.95Dark Horse13,046
132-Impulse Bart Saves The Universe$5.95DC12,950
133-Deity Vol. 25$2.95Awesome12,520
134-Cremator Hells Guardian4$2.95Chaos12,446
135-Deity II Catseye4$2.95Awesome12,355
136-Vext2$2.50DC12,245
137-Strangers In Paradise Vol III Songs and Lyrics$2.75Abstract12,209
138-Dragonball Z Part Two3$2.95Viz12,186
139-Lobo61$2.50DC12,144
140-Aliens Apocalypse Destroying Angels2$2.95Dark Horse12,108
141-Lady Pendragon Vol. 1 Remastered1$2.50Image11,911
142-James O'Barr's The Crow2$3.50Kitchen Sink11,845
143-More Than Mortal Truths & Legends5$2.95Liar11,774
144-Oh My Goddess The Devil In Miss Urd4$2.95Dark Horse11,650
145-Ash Fire & Crossfire2$2.95Event11,152
146-Resident Evil Official Comic Magazine5$4.95DC10,777
147-Dragonball12$2.95Viz10,768
148-Smiley Psychotic Buttons Movie Special$2.95Chaos10,658
149-Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit2$2.95Dark Horse10,493
150-Battlebooks Darkchylde$3.99Crusade10,346
151-Dark Minds0$5.00American Entertainment10,228
152-Minx7$2.50DC10,196
153-Blade/Immortal Dark Shadows30$2.95Dark Horse9,908
154-Heart Throbs4$2.95DC9,661
155-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Four1$2.95Viz9,405
156-Tick & Arthur1$3.50New England9,391
157-Ranma 1/2 Part Seven13$2.95Viz9,272
158-Tick Heroes of the City1$3.50New England9,171
159-Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady I Dangerous Love5$2.50Dark Horse8,787
160-Cerebus239$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim8,700
161-Eightball20$3.95Fantagraphics8,417
162-Poison Elves44$2.50Sirius8,256
163-Usagi Yojimbo27$2.95Dark Horse8,160
164-Elfquest33$2.95Warp8,060
165-Sirius Gallery Pin-Up Collection Vol. 2$3.41Sirius7,868
166-Tongue Lash II1$2.95Dark Horse7,845
167-Zorros Lady Rawhide Other Peoples Blood1$2.95Image7,099
168-Sonic The Hedgehog70$1.79Archie6,861
169-Subhuman4$2.95Dark Horse6,843
170-Faust 777 The Wrath2$3.50Avatar6,518
171-Mage The Hero Discovered Book VII$4.95Image6,509
172-Mage The Hero Discovered Book VIII$5.50Image6,509
173-Satanika (resolicited)11$3.95Verotik6,463
174-Drakuun The Hidden War23$2.95Dark Horse6,322
175-Cherry20$2.95Cherry6,207
176-Slayers5$2.95CPM6,097
177-Artesia2$2.95Sirius6,093
178-Kelley Jones Hammer The Outsider1$2.95Dark Horse6,047
179-Kabuki Classics2$2.95Image5,914
180-Little Red Hot Chane of Fools1$2.95Image5,736
181-Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two8$3.25Viz5,626
182-Dark Horse Presents140$2.95Dark Horse5,571
183-Kini1$2.50Image5,567
184-Knuckles24$1.79Archie5,388
185-Lodoss War Grey Witch4$2.95CPM5,356
186-Sabrina The Teenage Witch25$1.79Archie5,356
187-Scooby-Doo21$1.99DC5,265
188-Territory2$2.95Dark Horse5,219
189-No Need For Tenchi Part Six4$3.25Viz5,178
190-Nightwarriors Darkstalkers Revenge4$2.95Viz5,160
191-Vampirella Hell On Earth Battlebook$3.99Crusade5,160
192-Wedding of Popeye and Olive1$2.75Ocean5,155
193-Adventures ofRheumy Peepers & Chunky Highlights1$2.95Oni4,936
194-Oni Double Feature11$2.95Oni4,926
195-Animaniacs Featuring Pinky and The Brain47$1.99DC4,876
196-Silky Whip11$3.50Fantagraphics4,551
197-Deadside1$2.50Acclaim4,442
198-Mixxzine Vol. 25 Apr May 99$4.99Mixx4,387
199-Maison Ikkoku Part Eight7$3.25Viz4,327
200-Valhalla1$2.99Antarctic4,327
201-Crow Razor Kill The Pain Lost Chapter (resolicited)$4.95Eh!4,217
202-Sex Philes2$3.95Fantagraphics4,190
203-Gold Digger48$2.99Antarctic4,163
204-Buffy/Vampire Slayer Photo Cvr New Prtg (reorder)1$2.95Dark Horse4,039
205-Vault of Horror27$2.50Gemstone4,034
206-Impact1$2.50Gemstone3,893
207-Aces High1$2.50Gemstone3,883
208-Areala Angel of War3$2.99Antarctic3,874
209-Luftwaffe 194615$2.99Antarctic3,851
210-Archie483$1.79Archie3,824
211-Nio4$2.50Acclaim3,819
212-Original Bondage Fairies4$3.50Fantagraphics3,691
213-Betty & Veronica135$1.79Archie3,664
214-Megaton Man Hardcopy1$2.95Image3,595
215-Looney Tunes51$1.99DC3,527
216-Legend of Lemnear14$2.95CPM3,454
217-Akiko32$2.50Sirius3,449
218-Betty73$1.79Archie3,417
219-Cavewoman Pangaean Sea Prologue$2.95Basement3,353
220-Knights of the Dinner Table28$2.95Kenzer3,330
221-Archie Double Digest107$2.99Archie3,303
222-Cuda4$3.50Avatar3,293
223-Veronica87$1.79Archie3,293
224-Cheryl Blossom22$1.79Archie3,289
225-Wing Bird Verotik Girls Pin Up Book (Resolicted)$3.95Verotik3,280
226-Volcanic Revolver2$2.95Oni3,019
227-Desperate Times5$2.95Image3,010
228-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 35$2.95Ironcat2,978
229-Betty & Veronica Spectacular35$1.79Archie2,937
230-Pals N Gals Double Digest40$2.99Archie2,932
231-Spider-Man Manga30$2.99Marvel2,895
232-Warrior Nun Black & White17$2.99Antarctic2,886
233-Spider-Man Manga31$2.99Marvel2,777
234-Measles2$2.95Fantagraphics2,740
235-Betty & Veronica Digest103$1.99Archie2,731
236-Wisp1$2.50Oktomica2,685
237-X-Men Manga25$2.99Marvel2,658
238-Virtex3$2.50Oktomica2,648
239-Jinx Torso3$3.95Image2,635
240-Jughead116$1.79Archie2,630
241-Wonderlanders2$2.50Oktomica2,621
242-X-Men Manga26$2.99Marvel2,616
243-Cartoon Network Presents20$1.99DC2,571
244-Flintstones and The Jetsons20$1.99DC2,566
245-Warhammer Monthly12$2.95Games Workshop2,562
246-Futabakun Change Vol. 22$2.95Ironcat2,488
247-Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend8$2.95CPM2,443
248-Dreamsmith Studios Book (resolicited)3$3.95Dreamsmith2,429
249-Supermodels In The Rainforest3$2.95Sirius2,356
250-Laugh Digest149$1.99Archie2,310
251-Jughead With Archie Digest148$1.99Archie2,269
252-Broken Halos Is There Nothing Sacred3$2.95Broken Halos2,264
253-Razor Darkest Night (resolicited)1$4.95Eh!2,264
254-Dragon Wars11$2.95Ironcat2,232
255-Razor Gothic (resolicited)3$3.00Eh!2,232
256-Nobody4$2.95Oni2,218
257-Genus34$2.95Radio2,209
258-Razor Darkest Night2$4.95Eh!2,182
259-Razor Gothic4$3.00Eh!2,168
260-Shadowgear1$2.99Antarctic2,141
261-Artbabe Vol. 24$3.50Fantagraphics2,090
262-Naughty Bits28$2.95Fantagraphics2,045
263-Crusher Joe2$2.95Ironcat2,026
264-7th System (resolicited)6$2.95Sirius2,008
265-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 36$2.95Ironcat1,994
266-Action Girl Comics17$2.75Slave Labor1,967
267-Crypt of Cum1$2.95Fantagraphics1,949
268-Eddie Campbells Bacchus42$2.95Eddie Campbell1,930
269-Femforce Special Rayda Cyberian Connection1$2.95AC1,912
270-Femme Kabuki4$2.95Ironcat1,857
271-Batman Phantom Stranger$4.95DC1,834
272-Threshold13$4.95Avatar1,802
273-Three Geeks9$2.50Three Finger1,756
274-Chassis0$2.95Hurricane1,743
275-Hyper Dolls Vol. 21$2.95Ironcat1,729
276-Deception2$2.50Image1,724
277-Furrlough74$2.95Radio1,724
278-Pantheon5$2.95London Night1,683
279-Mechanical Man Blues2$2.95Radio1,542
280-Weird4$2.99DC1,537
281-Demon Girls X1$2.95Absolute Blue1,459
282-Vamperotica49$3.00Brainstorm1,427
283-Lord Farris Slavemaster7$2.95Fantagraphics1,400
284-Mythologys Mistresses (resolicited)$3.95Caliber1,400
285-Hot Twisted Love$2.95Action Planet1,395
286-Nowhere5$3.75Drawn & Quarterly1,391
287-Gear4$2.95Fireman1,354
288-Zen Cowgirls1$2.95Radio1,349
289-JLA In Crisis Secret Files1$4.95DC1,340
290-Empty Love Stories 1999$2.95Funny Valentine1,313
291-Elvira70$2.50Claypool1,304
292-Gremlin Trouble16$2.95Antarctic1,304
293-Madman in My Mirror$3.50Kitchen Sink1,296
294-Scary Godmother Bloody Valentine New Prtg1$3.95Sirius1,276
295-Crystal Balls4$2.95Fantagraphics1,249
296-Double Impact Alive 2000 Special Ed$3.00ABC1,230
297-Lemon Kids1$2.95Alternative1,230
298-Box Office Poison13$2.99Antarctic1,226
299-Poe15$2.50Sirius1,176
300-Captain Gravity3$2.75Penny Farthing1,157

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February 1999 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Preordered by North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.

The links lead to details about each title on Amazon. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

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Star Wars manga continued to lead the charts.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Manga #3 $9.95Dark Horse11,522
22Preacher War In The Sun $14.95DC 7,264
33Stone Vol. 2 Chrome Cvr Ed #1$6.95Image5,782
46Buffy/Vampire Slayer Remaining Sunlight $9.95Dark Horse5,237
511Dynamic Forces Earth X Alt Cvr #1 $6.95Dynamic Forces4,817
610Essential Incredible Hulk $14.95Marvel4,684
716Batman In The Sixties $19.95DC 4,629
87Lady Death Vampirella Dark Hearts Premium Ed $10.00Chaos4,592
99Thor Coll Ed #1 $5.99Marvel4,140
1014Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Alt Cvr #5 (Res) $6.95Dynamic3,911
1112Vampirella Lady Death Valentine Ed #1$9.95Harris3,595
128Golden Age of Marvel Vol. 2 $19.95Marvel3,508
1324Marvel Coll Classics Amazing Spider-Man #1 $7.50Marvel3,371
145Worlds Finest Archives Vol. 1 HC $49.95DC 3,362
154Uncle Scrooge #320 $6.95Gladstone3,243
1631Walt Disneys Comics #635 $6.95Gladstone2,763
1727Invisibles Counting To None $19.95DC 2,447
1817Usagi Yojimbo Seasons $14.95Dark Horse2,360
1922Aria Linen Variant Cvr #1 $10.00American Entertainment2,283
2018Gunsmith Cats Goldie Vs Misty $12.95Dark Horse2,255
2115Dark Minds Storm Foil Cvr #0 $10.00American Entertainment1,949
2225Druuna X Vol. 2$14.95Heavy Metal1,734
2319Crimson Christmas Exclusive Alt Cvr #7 $7.50American Entertainment1,592
2420Maison Ikkoku Student Affairs Vol. 11 $16.95Viz1,537
2528Faust 777 The Wrath Nude Cvr Ed #2 $6.00Avatar1,532