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April 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 369 $1.99 Marvel 129,900
2 X-Men 89 $1.99 Marvel 128,685
3 Battle Chasers 6 (Res) $2.50 DC 123,429
4 Spawn 85 $1.95 Image 97,238
5 Avengers 17 $1.99 Marvel 89,105
6 Wolverine 139 $1.99 Marvel 88,477
7 JLA 30 $1.99 DC 87,952
8 Earth X 3 $2.99 Marvel 86,233
9 Daredevil 8 $2.50 Marvel 86,046
10 Spawn The Dark Ages 2 $2.50 Image 81,980
11 Wolverine Punisher Revelation 1 $2.99 Marvel 75,129
12 Amazing Spider-Man 6 $1.99 Marvel 74,475
13 Darkness Batman $5.95 Image 73,784
14 Magneto Rex 2 $2.50 Marvel 72,247
15 Fantastic Four 18 $1.99 Marvel 71,546
16 Peter Parker Spider-Man 6 $1.99 Marvel 69,001
17 Thor 12 $2.99 Marvel 68,799
18 Captain America 18 $2.99 Marvel 67,947
19 Black Widow 1 $2.99 Marvel 67,791
20 Avengers Forever 7 $2.99 Marvel 64,805
21 Iron Man 17 $1.99 Marvel 63,989
22 Gambit 5 $1.99 Marvel 59,689
23 Mutant X 9 $1.99 Marvel 59,663
24 Witchblade 31 $2.50 Image 57,684
25 Tom Strong 1 $3.50 DC 57,549
26 Hulk 3 $1.99 Marvel 56,490
27 Spider-Man Chapter 1 8 $2.50 Marvel 54,142
28 Fathom Swimsuit Special 1 $2.95 Image 53,706
29 Batman 566 $1.99 DC 51,935
30 X-Men Unlimited 23 $2.99 Marvel 51,899
31 Generation X 52 $1.99 Marvel 51,026
32 X-Force 91 $1.99 Marvel 49,946
33 Aria 4 $2.50 Image 49,515
34 Amazing Spider-Man 1999 $3.50 Marvel 49,297
35 Green Lantern 113 $1.99 DC 49,162
36 Detective Comics 733 $1.99 DC 49,120
37 Titans 4 $2.50 DC 49,032
38 Inhumans 8 $2.99 Marvel 48,850
39 Galactus The Devourer 1 $3.50 Marvel 47,988
40 Cable 68 $1.99 Marvel 46,685
41 Divine Right 10 $2.50 DC 46,124
42 Thunderbolts 27 $1.99 Marvel 45,874
43 X-Man 52 $1.99 Marvel 45,661
44 Tales of the The Witchblade 7 $2.95 Image 45,464
45 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 8 $2.95 Dark Horse 44,976
46 Spider-Girl 9 $1.99 Marvel 44,716
47 Preacher 50 $3.75 DC 44,436
48 Nightwing 32 $1.99 DC 44,405
49 Batman Shadow of the Bat 86 $1.99 DC 42,841
50 Dawn Return of the Goddess 1 $2.95 Sirius 42,821
51 Kiss Psycho Circus 19 $2.25 Image 42,800
52 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 118 $1.99 DC 42,036
53 Lady Pendragon Dragon Blade 1 $2.50 Image 41,766
54 Superman 145 $1.99 DC 41,434
55 Darkchylde The Legacy 3 (Res) $2.50 DC 40,982
56 Adventures Of Superman 568 $1.99 DC 40,535
57 Superman The Man Of Steel 89 $1.99 DC 40,390
58 Black Panther 8 $2.50 Marvel 40,104
59 Flash 149 $1.99 DC 39,824
60 Batman & Superman Worlds Finest 3 $1.99 DC 39,258
61 Nova 2 $1.99 Marvel 37,752
62 Gen 13 40 $2.50 DC 37,653
63 Young Justice 9 $2.50 DC 37,591
64 Star Wars Boba Fett Enemy of the Empire 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 37,357
65 Deadpool 29 $1.99 Marvel 36,978
66 Star Wars Vaders Quest 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 36,495
67 Star Wars 5 $2.50 Dark Horse 35,337
68 Robin 65 $1.99 DC 34,521
69 Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty 10 $1.99 Marvel 34,350
70 Star Wars Crimson Empire II 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 33,992
71 Undertaker 2 $2.95 Chaos 33,586
72 Authority 2 $2.50 DC 33,493
73 Planetary 3 $2.50 DC 33,264
74 Allies 1 $2.50 Awesome 33,124
75 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike & Dru $2.95 Dark Horse 32,117
76 Flinch 1 $2.50 DC 31,675
77 Catwoman 69 $1.99 DC 31,623
78 A Next 9 $1.99 Marvel 31,592
79 Webspinners Tales Of Spider-Man 6 $2.50 Marvel 30,860
80 Green Lantern 80 Page Giant 2 $4.95 DC 30,476
81 Supergirl 33 $1.99 DC 29,691
82 Spirit of the Tao 9 $2.50 Image 29,141
83 Crow 3 $2.50 Image 28,959
84 Azrael Agent of the Bat 53 $2.25 DC 28,762
85 Pokemon Vol. 2 Pikachu Shocks Back 2 $3.25 Viz 28,611
86 Batman Book of the Dead 1 $4.95 DC 28,497
87 Tenth Black Embrace 3 $2.50 Image 28,284
88 J2 9 $1.99 Marvel 27,988
89 Wonder Woman 145 $1.99 DC 27,806
90 Superman 80 Page Giant 2 $4.95 DC 27,707
91 Starman 54 $2.50 DC 27,552
92 Martian Manhunter 7 $1.99 DC 26,975
93 Superboy 63 $1.99 DC 26,954
94 Hourman 3 $2.50 DC 26,715
95 Birds Of Prey 6 $1.99 DC 26,425
96 Legends of the DC Universe 17 $1.99 DC 25,422
97 Batman Book Of Shadows $5.95 DC 25,163
98 Batman Beyond 4 $1.99 DC 25,054
99 Gen 13 Going West $2.50 DC 24,384
100 Slingers 7 $1.99 Marvel 24,363
101 Alan Moores Awesome Adventures 1 $2.50 Awesome 24,306
102 Lady Death 16 $2.95 Chaos 23,812
103 Aquaman 56 $1.99 DC 23,148
104 Anarky 2 $2.50 DC 22,789
105 Supermans Nemesis Lex Luthor 4 $2.50 DC 22,046
106 Hitman 38 $2.50 DC 21,922
107 Vampirella Worlds End 2 $2.95 Harris 21,750
108 Stone Vol. II 3 $2.50 Image 21,730
109 Sailor Moon 7 $2.95 Mixx 21,299
110 Savage Dragon 60 $2.50 Image 21,132
111 Trenchcoat Brigade 4 $2.50 DC 21,008
112 Hellblazer 138 $2.50 DC 20,052
113 Batman The Gotham Adventures 13 $1.99 DC 19,735
114 Avengelyne 3 $2.50 Awesome 19,621
115 Legion Of Super Heroes 116 $2.50 DC 19,533
116 DV8 27 $2.50 DC 19,242
117 Legionnaires 72 $2.50 DC 19,045
118 Simpsons Comics 42 $2.50 Bongo 18,884
119 Chastity Lust For Life 1 $2.95 Chaos 18,806
120 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 23 $2.75 Abstract 18,266
121 Impulse 49 $2.25 DC 18,032
122 Transmetropolitan 22 $2.50 DC 17,694
123 Books Of Magic 61 $2.50 DC 17,658
124 Invisibles Volume 3 10 $2.95 DC 17,476
125 Kabuki 8 $2.95 Image 17,019
126 Dreaming 37 $2.50 DC 16,775
127 Legion Of Super Heroes Secret Files 2 $4.95 DC 16,406
128 Books Of Magic Annual 3 $3.95 DC 16,043
129 Resurrection Man 25 $2.50 DC 16,043
130 Pitt Crew 3 $2.50 Full Bleed 15,923
131 Leave It To Chance 12 (Res) $2.95 DC 15,908
132 Human Target 3 $2.95 DC 15,757
133 Madman Comics 12 $2.95 Dark Horse 15,669
134 Hellcop 5 $2.50 Image 15,378
135 Hellboy Jr Lurid Easter Special $3.95 Dark Horse 14,828
136 Cruel And Unusual 1 $2.95 DC 14,272
137 Conjurors 3 $2.95 DC 14,168
138 Fanboy 4 $2.50 DC 14,163
139 Superman Adventures 32 $1.99 DC 13,924
140 Body Doubles 3 $2.50 DC 13,799
141 Dragonball Z Part Two 5 $2.95 Viz 13,602
142 Ghost Vol. 2 8 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,072
143 Aliens Apocalypse 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,807
144 Scene of the Crime 2 $2.50 DC 12,620
145 Lobo 63 $2.50 DC 12,548
146 Oh My Goddess Superurd One Shot 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,506
147 Dragonball Part Two 2 $2.95 Viz 12,059
148 Smiley Whacky Wrestling Special $2.95 Chaos 11,779
149 Monster Fighters Inc 1 $2.95 Image 11,675
150 Predator Homeworld 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,447
151 Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,891
152 Stray Bullets 19 $2.95 El Capitan 10,740
153 Atomic Toybox 1 $2.50 Image 10,704
154 Vext 4 $2.50 DC 10,538
155 Blade of the Immortal Dark Shadows (4 Of 5) 32 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,268
156 World Below 2 $2.50 Dark Horse 10,252
157 Heart ofEmpire Legacy ofLuther Arkwright 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,070
158 Ranma 1/2 Part 8 1 $2.95 Viz 10,049
159 Trouble Magnet 1 $2.50 DC 10,018
160 More Than Mortal Truths & Legends 6 $2.95 Liar 9,992
161 Solar Lord 2 $2.50 Image 9,483
162 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Four 3 $2.95 Viz 8,974
163 Dark Horse Presents 142 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,922
164 Cerebus 241 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 8,891
165 Black Widow Web Of Intrigue Reprint 1 $3.50 Marvel 8,881
166 Erb Tarzan Savage Heart 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,741
167 Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady I Dangerous Love 7 $2.50 Dark Horse 8,626
168 Usagi Yojimbo 28 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,611
169 Tick & Arthur 2 $3.50 New England 8,559
170 Elfquest 35 $2.95 Warp 8,112
171 Dork 7 $2.95 Slave Labor 6,762
172 Sonic The Hedgehog 72 $1.79 Archie 6,689
173 Lodoss War Lady Of Pharis 1 $2.95 CPM 6,539
174 Mega Dragon & Tiger Heroes 2 $2.95 Image 6,502
175 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part 3 1 $3.25 Viz 6,175
176 Faust 777 The Wrath 3 $3.50 Avatar 5,915
177 Dylan Dog 2 $4.95 Dark Horse 5,739
178 Lodoss War Grey Witch 6 $2.95 CPM 5,619
179 No Need For Tenchi Part 7 1 $2.95 Viz 5,578
180 Scooby-Doo 23 $1.99 DC 5,469
181 Crybaby 1 $2.95 Exiled 5,412
182 Knuckles 26 $1.79 Archie 5,406
183 Nathan Never 2 $4.95 Dark Horse 5,401
184 Kelley Jones Hammer The Outsider 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,386
185 Artesia 4 $2.95 Sirius 5,323
186 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 2 $2.95 Viz 5,297
187 Martin Mystery 2 $4.95 Dark Horse 5,292
188 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 27 $1.79 Archie 5,225
189 Rob 1 $2.50 Awesome 5,178
190 Zorros Lady Rawhide Other Peoples Blood 3 $2.95 Image 4,981
191 Grrl Scouts 2 $2.95 Oni 4,903
192 Maison Ikkoku Part 9 1 $3.25 Viz 4,882
193 Tales From The Crypt 28 $2.50 Gemstone 4,820
194 Nightwarriors Darkstalkers Revenge 6 $2.95 Viz 4,778
195 Animaniacs Featuring Pinky And The Brain 49 $1.99 DC 4,773
196 Kabuki Classics 4 $2.95 Image 4,768
197 Gold Digger 49 $2.99 Antarctic 4,404
198 Territory 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,394
199 Knights of the Dinner Table 30 $2.95 Kenzer 4,352
200 Sex Philes 4 $3.95 Fantagraphics 4,129
201 Archie 485 $1.79 Archie 3,963
202 Original Bondage Fairies 6 $3.50 Fantagraphics 3,874
203 Saturday Morning Jetcat $2.95 Oni 3,796
204 Geobreeders 2 $2.95 CPM 3,781
205 Betty & Veronica 137 $1.79 Archie 3,765
206 Looney Tunes 53 $1.99 DC 3,635
207 Aces High 3 $2.50 Gemstone 3,594
208 Little Red Hot Chane Of Fools 3 $2.95 Image 3,506
209 Mosaic 2 $2.95 Sirius 3,480
210 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 81 $2.99 Archie 3,480
211 Legend Of Lemnear 16 $2.95 CPM 3,469
212 Betty 75 $1.79 Archie 3,417
213 Impact 3 $2.50 Gemstone 3,412
214 Veronica 89 $1.79 Archie 3,407
215 Akiko 33 $2.50 Sirius 3,355
216 Luftwaffe 1946 Technical Manual Vol. 2 $3.99 Antarctic 3,324
217 Wasted Lands Omnibus Vol. 1 $4.95 Rolling Thunder 3,313
218 Panic 10 $2.50 Gemstone 3,251
219 Ninja High School 68 $2.99 Antarctic 3,215
220 Big Bang Comics 24 (Res) $3.95 Image 3,210
221 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 36 $1.79 Archie 3,116
222 Victorian 2 $2.95 Penny Farthing 3,069
223 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 3 7 $2.95 Ironcat 2,950
224 Wonderlanders 4 $2.95 Oktomica 2,940
225 Archie Digest 164 $1.99 Archie 2,924
226 Warrior Nun Black & White 19 $2.99 Antarctic 2,919
227 Megaton Man Hardcopy 2 $2.95 Image 2,882
228 Jughead Double Digest 60 $2.99 Archie 2,877
229 Girls Of Ninja High School 1999 $2.99 Antarctic 2,836
230 Betty & Veronica Digest 104 $1.99 Archie 2,815
231 Spider-Man Manga 34 $2.99 Marvel 2,758
232 Jinx Torso 4 $3.95 Image 2,664
233 Jughead 118 $1.79 Archie 2,659
234 Warhammer Monthly 14 $2.95 Games Workshop 2,649
235 Beowulf 1 $4.95 Thecomic.com 2,592
236 Superman Giant Superman Annual Replica Ed 1 $4.95 DC 2,592
237 Adventures Of Barry Ween Boy Genius 2 $2.95 Image 2,592
238 Cartoon Network Presents 22 $1.99 DC 2,581
239 Spider-Man Manga 35 $2.99 Marvel 2,560
240 Deadside 3 $2.50 Acclaim 2,540
241 Desperate Times 6 $2.95 Image 2,488
242 Meat Cake 9 $3.95 Fantagraphics 2,483
243 Futabakun Change Vol. 2 4 $2.95 Ironcat 2,483
244 Bitch In Heat 8 $2.95 Fantagraphics 2,457
245 Skeleton Key Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,457
246 Virtex 5 $2.95 Oktomica 2,446
247 Mechanical Man Blues 3 $3.95 Radio 2,441
248 X-Men Manga 29 $2.99 Marvel 2,405
249 Laugh Digest 150 $1.99 Archie 2,405
250 X-Men Manga 30 $2.99 Marvel 2,353
251 Jack The Ripper $2.95 Caliber 2,347
252 Fit Force Five 1 $1.99 Antarctic 2,311
253 Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend 10 $2.95 CPM 2,296
254 Grub Girl & Akuma She Illustrations Double Cvr $3.95 Verotik 2,285
255 Genus 35 $2.95 Radio 2,280
256 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 4 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,083
257 Legend Of Camelot Excalibur $2.95 Caliber 2,051
258 Wisp 3 $2.95 Oktomica 2,025
259 Aquaman Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 2,015
260 Shadowgear 3 $2.99 Antarctic 1,953
261 Eddie Campbells Bacchus 44 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 1,932
262 Femme Kabuki 6 $2.95 Ironcat 1,901
263 Hellcop Alt Cvr Incentive 5 $2.95 Image 1,901
264 Threshold 15 $4.95 Avatar 1,870
265 Crusher Joe 4 $2.95 Ironcat 1,854
266 Furrlough 76 $2.95 Radio 1,844
267 Betti Cozmo 1 $2.99 Antarctic 1,818
268 Demi Hardcore 1 $3.95 Fantagraphics 1,698
269 James O Barr Tasty Bites 1 $2.95 Avatar 1,693
270 Hyper Dolls Vol. 2 3 $2.95 Ironcat 1,657
271 Three Geeks 10 $2.50 Three Finger 1,657
272 Maximum Manga X Comix 0 $5.95 Jackhammer 1,558
273 Cream & Sugar 1 $2.95 White Lightning 1,553
274 Oh My Goth 4 $2.95 Sirius 1,522
275 Shanda The Panda 24 $2.95 Shanda 1,511
276 Kane 26 $2.95 Dancing Elephant 1,470
277 Astounding Space Thrills 4 $2.95 Day One 1,418
278 Katmandu 16 $2.95 Shanda 1,392
279 Legendlore Wrath of the Dragon Giant Size Spec $3.95 Caliber 1,376
280 Gremlin Trouble 17 $2.95 Antarctic 1,371
281 Gear 6 $2.95 Fireman 1,361
282 Box Office Poison Kolor Karnival 1 $2.99 Antarctic 1,356
283 JLA Wildcats 1 $5.95 DC 1,319
284 Elvira 72 $2.50 Claypool 1,304
285 Grrrl Squad 1 $2.95 Amazing Aaron 1,304
286 Re Gex Red Foil Pat Lee Variant 0 $5.00 Awesome 1,298
287 Wild Women 1 $4.95 AC 1,298
288 Double Impact Alive 2 $3.00 ABC 1,283
289 Vamperotica Gallery Nude 1 $5.95 Brainstorm 1,283
290 Johnny Comet 1 $2.95 Avatar 1,278
291 Vamperotica Gallery 1 $4.95 Brainstorm 1,267
292 Giant Shanda Animal 4 $4.50 Shanda 1,267
293 Robyn Of Sherwood 3 (Res) $2.95 Caliber 1,257
294 Gold Digger Mangazine Special 1 Reprint $2.99 Antarctic 1,226
295 Double Impact Spring Special 1 $3.00 ABC 1,220
296 Poe 17 $2.50 Sirius 1,210
Some items were dropped from the list due to mis-classification.
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Superman King of the World Collectors Ed $4.95 DC 36,022
2 Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace 12.95 Dark Horse 22,337
3 Aria 4 Glow In The Dark Cvr 6.95 Image 11,748
4 Green Lantern Fear Itself HC $24.95 DC 7,744
5 Darkminds Coll Vol. 3 $5.95 Image 5,713
6 JLA Year One $19.95 DC 4,513
7 Barry Windsor Smiths Adastra In Africa HC $15.00 Fantagraphics 4,020
8 Golden Age Green Lantern Archives Vol. 1 HC $49.95 DC 3,807
9 Dawn Return of the Goddess 1 Limited S&N Ed $19.95 Sirius 3,594
10 Spider-Man Death Of Gwen Stacy $14.95 Marvel 3,303
11 Green Lantern Baptism Of Fire $12.95 DC 3,282
12 Uncle Scrooge #322 $6.95 Gladstone 3,256
13 Groo Handbook $9.95 Dark Horse 3,168
14 Dynamic Forces Aria 1 Black & White Noir Alt Cvr $6.95 Dynamic Forces 2,966
15 Dynamic Forces Black Widow 1 Alt Cvr $6.95 Dynamic Forces 2,779
16 Walt Disneys Comics #637 $6.95 Gladstone 2,675
17 Dynamic Forces Wolverine Punisher 1 Alt Cvr $6.95 Dynamic Forces 2,550
18 Deity Collected Ed II $9.95 Image 2,545
19 Star Wars X-Wing In The Empires Service $12.95 Dark Horse 2,457
20 Signal To Noise Current Ptg $14.95 Dark Horse 2,358
21 Whiteout $10.95 Oni 2,161
22 Deity Collected Ed I $9.95 Image 2,119
23 X-Men Phoenix Rising $14.95 Marvel 1,994
24 Aria 1 Holo Foil Cover $19.95 American Entertainmenttainment 1,968
25 Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle Of Trouble Vol. 2 $9.95 Kenzer 1,885




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