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March 1999 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


March saw a couple of debuts in the Top 10, though the notable debut is further down the chart. The second Pokémon limited series started with orders more than three times higher than the first one had, just a few months before. Retailers had largely ignored that first series, but by March, Pokémania was on.

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-Men368$1.99Marvel131,418
2-X-Men88$1.99Marvel128,425
3-Spawn The Dark Ages1$2.50Image113,646
4-Spawn84$1.95Image97,145
5-Avengers16$1.99Marvel93,266
6-Wolverine138$1.99Marvel88,076
7-Earth X2$2.99Marvel87,655
8-JLA29$1.99DC85,998
9-Magneto Rex1$2.50Marvel82,514
10-Daredevil7$2.50Marvel81,312
11-Fathom6$2.50Image78,640
12-Amazing Spider-Man5$1.99Marvel76,829
13-Fantastic Four17$1.99Marvel70,857
14-Peter Parker Spider-Man5$1.99Marvel70,600
15-Thor11$1.99Marvel66,731
16-Captain America17$1.99Marvel66,360
17-Hulk2$1.99Marvel64,618
18-Gambit4$1.99Marvel63,525
19-Avengers Forever6$2.99Marvel62,847
20-Iron Man16$1.99Marvel62,723
21-Wildcats Vol. 22$2.50DC60,467
22-Mutant X8$1.99Marvel60,294
23-Spider-Man Chapter 10$2.50Marvel56,286
24-Spider-Man Chapter 17$2.50Marvel55,480
25-Darkness23$2.50Image54,055
26-Crimson10$2.50DC53,590
27-Witchblade Infinity$3.50Image51,947
28-All Star Comics1$2.95DC50,571
29-Generation X51$1.99Marvel49,923
30-Batman565$1.99DC49,478
31-X-Force90$1.99Marvel48,924
32-All Star Comics2$2.95DC48,726
33-Inhumans7$2.99Marvel48,147
34-Green Lantern112$1.99DC47,984
35-Titans3$2.50DC47,444
36-Mutant X 1999$3.50Marvel46,583
37-Detective Comics732$1.99DC46,104
38-Cable67$1.99Marvel45,841
39-Astro City Vol. 2 (resolicited)17$2.50DC45,530
40-X-Man51$1.99Marvel45,332
41-Spider-Girl8$1.99Marvel45,203
42-Buffy The Vampire Slayer7$2.95Dark Horse44,787
43-Thunderbolts26$1.99Marvel43,981
44-All American Comics1$1.99DC43,555
45-National Comics1$1.99DC43,377
46-Adventure Comics1$1.99DC43,254
47-Sensation Comics1$1.99DC43,249
48-Kiss Psycho Circus18$2.25Image43,056
49-Nightwing31$1.99DC42,937
50-Thrilling Comics1$1.99DC42,462
51-Smash Comics1$1.99DC42,239
52-Star Spangled Comics1$1.99DC42,081
53-Nova1$2.99Marvel41,418
54-Buffy The Vampire Slayer Origin3$2.95Dark Horse41,136
55-Preacher49$2.50DC40,344
56-Authority1$2.50DC40,087
57-Superman144$1.99DC40,052
58-Batman Shadow of the Bat85$1.99DC39,567
59-Action Comics754$1.99DC39,558
60-Black Panther7$2.50Marvel39,508
61-Adventures of Superman567$1.99DC39,221
62-Superman The Man of Steel88$1.99DC38,989
63-Flash148$1.99DC38,637
64-Batman & Superman Worlds Finest2$1.99DC38,261
65-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight117$1.99DC38,182
66-Young Justice8$2.50DC37,024
67-Deadpool28$1.99Marvel36,777
68-Gen 1339$2.50DC36,332
69-Star Wars Vaders Quest2$2.95Dark Horse36,040
70-Star Wars Boba Fett Enemy of the Empire3$2.95Dark Horse35,738
71-Captain America Sentinel of Liberty9$1.99Marvel35,733
72-Star Wars4$2.50Dark Horse34,946
73-Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man5$2.50Marvel34,437
74-Ascension15$2.50Image34,239
75-Undertaker: Prophecy of the Dead1$2.95Chaos34,214
76-Robin64$1.99DC33,333
77-Star Wars Crimson Empire II5$2.95Dark Horse33,101
78-Doctor Strange4$2.99Marvel32,873
79-A Next8$1.99Marvel32,260
80-Catwoman68$1.99DC31,211
81-Planetary2$2.50DC30,889
82-Crow2$2.50Image30,721
83-League of Extraordinary Gentlemen3$2.95DC30,162
84-Tenth Black Embrace2$2.50Image29,805
85-Aria Blanc & Noir1$2.50Image29,652
86-Supergirl32$1.99DC29,236
87-Glory0$2.50Awesome28,860
88-J28$1.99Marvel28,534
89-Batman Jokers Apprentice$3.95DC28,410
90-Anarky1$2.50DC28,188
91-Wonder Woman144$1.99DC28,168
92-Lady Pendragon0$2.50Image27,896
93-Hourman2$2.50DC27,624
94-Martian Manhunter6$1.99DC27,213
95-Starman53$2.50DC27,188
96-Pokemon Vol. 2 Pikachu Shocks Back1$3.25Viz26,847
97-Legends of the DCUniverse16$1.99DC26,639
98-Justice League of America Super Spectacular1$5.95DC26,347
99-Slingers6$1.99Marvel25,852
100-Birds of Prey5$1.99DC25,743
101-Azrael Agent of the Bat52$2.25DC24,858
102-Young Justice 80 Page Giant1$4.95DC24,818
103-Batman Nosferatu$5.95DC24,680
104-Superboy62$1.99DC24,373
105-Batman Beyond3$1.99DC24,294
106-Superman Secret Files2$4.95DC24,224
107-Supermans Nemesis Lex Luthor3$2.50DC23,739
108-Sandman Presents Lucifer3$2.95DC23,680
109-Lady Death15$2.95Chaos23,650
110-Stone Vol. II2$2.50Image23,388
111-Alan Moores Awesome Universe Handbook$2.95Awesome23,126
112-Coven Vol. 24$2.50Awesome23,037
113-Aquaman55$1.99DC22,859
114-Battle Chasers Collected Ed2$5.95DC22,047
115-Hitman37$2.50DC21,652
116-Avengelyne2$2.50Awesome21,345
117-Doctor Midnite3$5.95DC20,984
118-Savage Dragon59$2.50Image20,647
119-Bone37$2.95Cartoon20,612
120-Trenchcoat Brigade3$2.50DC20,355
121-Sailor Moon6$2.95Mixx19,870
122-Hellblazer137$2.50DC19,475
123-Legion of Super Heroes115$2.50DC19,366
124-Crypt of Dawn6$2.95Sirius19,173
125-Purgatori7$2.95Chaos19,094
126-DV826$2.50DC18,920
127-Legionnaires71$2.50DC18,891
128-Batman The Gotham Adventures12$1.99DC18,698
129-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III22$2.75Abstract17,777
130-Dark Horse Presents141$2.95Dark Horse17,629
131-Rising Stars Preview Ed$5.00Image17,347
132-Books of Magic60$2.50DC17,342
133-Impulse48$2.25DC17,164
134-Invisibles Volume 311$2.95DC16,857
135-Transmetropolitan21$2.50DC16,837
136-Dreaming36$2.50DC16,793
137-Tsunami Girl2$2.95Image16,308
138-Gen 13 Grunge Saves The World$5.95DC15,783
139-Human Target2$2.95DC15,012
140-Resurrection Man24$2.50DC14,942
141-Scene of the Crime1$2.50DC14,829
142-Fanboy3$2.50DC14,824
143-Conjurors2$2.95DC14,784
144-Body Doubles2$2.50DC14,289
145-Gifts of the Night4$2.95DC14,081
146-Solar Lord1$2.50Image14,027
147-Sergio Aragones Groo & Rufferto4$2.95Dark Horse13,631
148-Evil Ernie10$2.95Chaos13,616
149-Magneto Ascendant$3.99Marvel13,547
150-World Below1$2.50Dark Horse13,463
151-Superman Adventures31$1.99DC13,206
152-Ghost Vol. 27$2.95Dark Horse12,934
153-Dragonball Z Part Two4$2.95Viz12,815
154-Predator Homeworld1$2.95Dark Horse12,602
155-Deity Vol. 26$2.95Awesome12,384
156-Aliens Apocalypse3$2.95Dark Horse12,147
157-Lobo62$2.50DC11,974
158-Dragonball Part Two1$2.95Viz11,894
159-Oh My Goddess Devil In Miss Urd5$2.95Dark Horse11,835
160-Vampirella Worlds End Finch Cvr1$2.95Harris11,771
161-Catseye0$2.95Awesome11,400
162-Cremator Hells Guardian5$2.95Chaos11,335
163-Vext3$2.50DC11,187
164-Smiley Psychotic Buttons Spr Brk Road Trip Spec$2.95Chaos11,098
165-Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit3$2.95Dark Horse10,524
166-Vampirella Worlds End Zircher Cvr1$2.95Harris10,376
167-Blade of the Immortal Dark Shadows31$2.95Dark Horse9,999
168-Minx Final Issue8$2.50DC9,747
169-Ranma 1/2 Part Seven14$2.95Viz9,386
170-Cerebus240$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim8,703
171-Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady I Dangerous Love6$2.50Dark Horse8,560
172-Tick Heroes of the City2$3.50New England8,406
173-Mega Dragon & Tiger1$2.95Image8,203
174-Poison Elves45$2.50Sirius8,104
175-Elfquest34$2.95Warp7,961
176-Danger Girl Dangerous Collection (reorders)2$5.95DC7,397
177-Grrl Scouts1$2.95Oni7,145
178-Dylan Dog1$4.95Dark Horse7,110
179-Tongue Lash II2$2.95Dark Horse6,981
180-Mobile Suit Gundam 00791$2.95Viz6,892
181-Pokemon Electric Tale of Pikachu (reorders)1 3rd Ptg$3.25Viz6,872
182-Nathan Never1$4.95Dark Horse6,783
183-Sonic The Hedgehog71$1.79Archie6,764
184-Acme Novelty Library12$4.95Fantagraphics6,759
185-Lenore5$2.95Slave Labor6,675
186-Martin Mystery1$4.95Dark Horse6,482
187-Drakuun The Hidden War24$2.95Dark Horse6,358
188-Mosaic1$2.95Sirius6,348
189-Slayers6$2.95CPM6,269
190-Battlebooks The Darkness$3.99Crusade6,260
191-Danger Girl Dangerous Coll New Ptg1$5.95DC6,145
192-Sonic Super Special9$2.29Archie5,947
193-Bradleys1$2.95Fantagraphics5,809
194-Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part Two9$3.25Viz5,640
195-Zorros Lady Rawhide Other Peoples Blood2$2.95Image5,631
196-Artesia3$2.95Sirius5,477
197-Kabuki Classics3$3.95Image5,457
198-Kelley Jones Hammer The Outsider2$2.95Dark Horse5,438
199-Lodoss War Grey Witch5$2.95CPM5,349
200-Scooby-Doo22$1.99DC5,339
201-No Need For Tenchi Part Six5$3.25Viz5,245
202-Knuckles25$1.79Archie5,161
203-Lady Pendragon Wizard Wld Chicago Comicon Prev$4.95Image5,141
204-Tenth Black Embrace2 Portacio Cvr$2.50Image5,101
205-Battlebooks Wolverine$3.99Crusade5,089
206-Sabrina The Teenage Witch26$1.79Archie5,067
207-Warrior Nun Resurrection3$2.99Antarctic5,052
208-Nightwarriors Darkstalkers Revenge5$2.95Viz4,953
209-Battlebooks Sabretooth$3.99Crusade4,848
210-Penny Century5$2.95Fantagraphics4,844
211-Warrior Nun Dei Aftertime3$2.99Antarctic4,804
212-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles22$2.95Image4,765
213-Animaniacs Featuring Pinky and The Brain48$1.99DC4,755
214-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Four2$2.95Viz4,735
215-Geobreeders1$2.95CPM4,661
216-Territory3$2.95Dark Horse4,646
217-Silky Whip12$3.50Fantagraphics4,626
218-Victorian1$2.95Penny Farthing4,582
219-Maison Ikkoku Part Eight8$3.25Viz4,354
220-Sex Philes3$3.95Fantagraphics4,334
221-Neon Genesis Evangelion Bk Four Coll Ed2$2.95Viz4,265
222-A Distant Soil29$3.95Image4,117
223-Haunt of Fear27$2.50Gemstone4,003
224-Archie484$1.79Archie3,770
225-Original Bondage Fairies5$3.50Fantagraphics3,755
226-Luftwaffe 194616$2.99Antarctic3,736
227-Battlebooks Tomoe$3.99Crusade3,728
228-Little Red Hot Chane of Fools2$2.95Image3,671
229-Knights of the Dinner Table29$2.95Kenzer3,632
230-Crime Suspenstories27$2.50Gemstone3,622
231-Aces High2$2.50Gemstone3,617
232-Betty & Veronica136$1.79Archie3,597
233-Looney Tunes52$1.99DC3,523
234-Archie Double Digest108$2.99Archie3,374
235-Impact2$2.50Gemstone3,364
236-Betty & Veronica Double Digest80$2.99Archie3,355
237-Betty74$1.79Archie3,325
238-Legend of Lemnear15$2.95CPM3,325
239-Adventures of Barry Ween Boy Genius1$2.95Image3,246
240-Simpsons Comics & Stories1$2.95Bongo3,186
241-Ninja High School67$2.99Antarctic3,102
242-Volcanic Revolver3$2.95Oni3,078
243-Cheryl Blossom23$1.79Archie3,063
244-Veronica88$1.79Archie3,048
245-Age of Bronze3$2.95Image3,028
246-Pals N Gals Double Digest41$2.99Archie2,974
247-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 36$2.95Ironcat2,944
248-Warrior Nun Black & White18$2.99Antarctic2,904
249-Archies Spring Break Special4$2.29Archie2,865
250-Jughead Double Digest59$2.99Archie2,860
251-Archie & Friends35$1.79Archie2,855
252-Archie Digest163$1.99Archie2,840
253-Wonderlanders3$2.50Oktomica2,840
254-Deadside2$2.50Acclaim2,815
255-Raw Media Quarterly3$4.95Avatar2,786
256-Spider-Man Manga32$2.99Marvel2,786
257-Milk10$2.95Radio2,766
258-Keif Llama Gas War1$2.95Oni2,746
259-Housewives At Play1$2.95Fantagraphics2,741
260-Spider-Man Manga33$2.99Marvel2,682
261-Palooka Ville13$3.75Drawn & Quarterly2,662
262-Thieves & Kings27$2.50I Box2,622
263-Warhammer Monthly13$2.95Games Workshop2,607
264-Jughead117$1.79Archie2,593
265-Horny Biker Sluts13$4.95Last Gasp2,548
266-Cartoon Network Presents21$1.99DC2,518
267-Flintstones and The Jetsons21$1.99DC2,513
268-X-Men Manga27$2.99Marvel2,504
269-Futabakun Change Vol. 23$2.95Ironcat2,499
270-Razor Uncut51$3.00Eh!2,439
271-Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend9$2.95CPM2,439
272-X-Men Manga28$2.99Marvel2,405
273-Jughead With Archie Digest149$1.99Archie2,335
274-Powder Burn Reg Ed1$2.99Antarctic2,335
275-Virtex4$2.50Oktomica2,306
276-Dreamsmith Studios Book (resolicited)4$3.95Dreamsmith2,301
277-Threshold14$4.95Avatar2,152
278-Goon1$3.00Avatar2,132
279-Razor Darkest Night3$4.95Eh!2,132
280-Young Justice (reorders)1$2.50DC2,070
281-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 37$2.95Ironcat2,019
282-Oddjob1$2.95Slave Labor2,004
283-Crusher Joe3$2.95Ironcat1,910
284-Decoy1$2.75Penny Farthing1,910
285-Wisp2$2.50Oktomica1,905
286-Deception3$2.50Image1,895
287-Eddie Campbells Bacchus43$2.95Eddie Campbell1,890
288-Jay and Silent Bob (reorders)3$2.95Oni1,867
289-Taoland Adventures1$2.99Antarctic1,846
290-Danger Grrrl1$2.95Crosby1,841
291-Pete The Pod Postal Worker8$2.95Sharkbait1,831
292-Femme Kabuki5$2.95Ironcat1,821
293-Furrlough75$2.95Radio1,806
294-Evil Eye3$2.95Fantagraphics1,786
295-Bangs Sexplosion$2.95Ironcat1,761
296-Vamperotica50$4.95Brainstorm1,722
297-300 (reorders)2$2.95Dark Horse1,701
298-3001 2nd ptg$2.95Dark Horse1,697
299-300 (reorders)3$2.95Dark Horse1,662
300-Hyper Dolls Vol. 22$2.95Ironcat1,662





March 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.

#1 #3 #6 #8

The oversized Superman/Fantastic Four book was the top seller in units and dollars.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Superman Fantastic Four $9.95DC37,826
22Dynamic Forces Premiere Danger Girl Special #1$6.95Dynamic Forces22,948
33Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Manga #4$9.95Dark Horse11,598
46Sailor Moon Super S Pocket Mixx Vol. 1$9.95Mixx7,006
511Darkminds Collected #2$7.95Image6,328
610Spawn VIII$9.95Image5,250
716Danger Girl #5 Valentines Day Exclusive Cvr $10.00American Entertainment4,112
87Ranma 1/2 Vol. 13 $15.95Viz3,647
99How To Draw Manga Vol. 1 Compiling Chars English Ed$14.95Japanimation3,642
1014Oh My Goddess Terrible Master Urd $13.95Dark Horse3,176
1112Dynamic Forces Premiere Danger Girl Special #1 Euro Cvr $15.00Dynamic Forces3,107
128Starman Times Past $17.95DC3,102
1324Uncle Scrooge #321$6.95Gladstone3,078
145Veils HC$24.95DC2,954
154Marvel Masterworks Daredevil Vol. 1 HC$34.95Marvel2,697
1631Magneto Rex Marvel Authentix Prntd Sketch Ed #1$6.00Marvel2,662
1727Walt Disneys Comics #636$6.95Gladstone2,632
1817Batman Anarky $12.95DC2,464
1922Undertaker #1 Prophecy of the Dead Premium Ed $10.00Chaos2,321
2018Magic Knight Rayearth Mixx Manga Vol. 2$11.95Mixx2,306
2115Dreaming Through The Gates of Horn & Ivory $19.95DC2,098
2225Clockwork Angels$9.95Image2,093
2319Superman Vs The Revenge Squad $12.95DC2,019
2420Martha Washington Saves The World $12.95Dark Horse1,984
2526Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Alt Foil Cvr #5 (Res) $10.00Dynamic Forces1,826