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May 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 370 $1.99 Marvel 127,164
2 X-Men 90 $1.99 Marvel 124,648
3 Spawn 86 $1.95 Image 93,402
4 Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 88,437
5 JLA 31 $1.99 DC 86,457
6 Avengers 18 $1.99 Marvel 85,864
7 Wolverine 140 $1.99 Marvel 85,781
8 Earth X 4 $2.99 Marvel 83,967
9 Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 83,639
10 Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 82,345
11 Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 81,966
12 Daredevil 9 $2.50 Marvel 81,155
13 Spawn The Dark Ages 3 $2.50 Image 72,442
14 Spawn Annual 1 $4.95 Image 72,333
15 Amazing Spider-Man 7 $1.99 Marvel 71,580
16 Magneto Rex 3 $2.50 Marvel 70,160
17 Star Wars Phantom Menace Anakin Skywalker $2.95 Dark Horse 69,360
18 Star Wars Phantom Menace Obi Wan Kenobi $2.95 Dark Horse 69,266
19 Fantastic Four 19 $1.99 Marvel 68,721
20 Spider-Woman 1 $2.99 Marvel 66,854
21 Thor 13 $1.99 Marvel 66,272
22 Peter Parker Spider-Man 7 $1.99 Marvel 66,116
23 Captain America 19 $1.99 Marvel 65,950
24 Wolverine Punisher Revelation 2 $2.99 Marvel 62,950
25 Avengers Forever 8 $2.99 Marvel 62,800
26 Avengers 1999 $3.50 Marvel 61,505
27 Wildcats Vol. 2 3 $2.50 DC 60,247
28 Iron Man 18 $1.99 Marvel 60,159
29 Mutant X 10 $1.99 Marvel 57,466
30 Witchblade 32 $2.50 Image 54,025
31 Gambit 6 $1.99 Marvel 54,004
32 Incredible Hulk Vs Superman $5.99 Marvel 53,219
33 Hulk 4 $1.99 Marvel 53,173
34 Aria 5 $2.50 Image 53,074
35 Crimson 11 $2.50 DC 52,258
36 Darkness 24 $2.50 Image 52,091
37 Batman 567 $1.99 DC 51,982
38 Black Widow 2 $2.99 Marvel 51,831
39 Spider-Man Chapter 1 9 $2.50 Marvel 50,875
40 Detective Comics 734 $1.99 DC 49,913
41 Generation X 53 $1.99 Marvel 49,648
42 X-Force 92 $1.99 Marvel 48,848
43 Inhumans 9 $2.99 Marvel 47,439
44 Green Lantern 114 $1.99 DC 47,345
45 Titans 5 $2.50 DC 46,644
46 Thunderbolts 28 $1.99 Marvel 45,516
47 Cable 69 $1.99 Marvel 44,970
48 Spider-Girl 10 $1.99 Marvel 44,388
49 X-Man 53 $1.99 Marvel 44,185
50 Batman Shadow of the Bat 87 $1.99 DC 44,154
51 Nightwing 33 $1.99 DC 43,904
52 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 119 $1.99 DC 43,670
53 Tom Strong 2 $2.95 DC 43,057
54 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Angel 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 42,948
55 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 9 $2.95 Dark Horse 42,870
56 Flash 150 $2.95 DC 41,851
57 Preacher 51 $2.50 DC 41,383
58 Superman 146 $1.99 DC 41,045
59 Kiss Psycho Circus 20 $2.25 Image 41,024
60 Action Comics 755 $1.99 DC 40,816
61 Batman & Superman Worlds Finest 4 $1.99 DC 40,177
62 Adventures Of Superman 569 $1.99 DC 40,161
63 Superman The Man Of Steel 90 $1.99 DC 40,099
64 League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 4 $2.95 DC 38,935
65 Young Justice 10 $2.50 DC 37,084
66 Black Panther 9 $2.50 Marvel 36,980
67 Darkchylde The Legacy 4 $2.50 DC 36,247
68 Star Wars Vaders Quest 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 36,096
69 Deadpool 30 $1.99 Marvel 35,805
70 Star Wars 6 $2.50 Dark Horse 35,239
71 Gen 13 41 $2.50 DC 34,844
72 Hellhole 1 $2.50 Image 34,480
73 Pokemon Vol. 2 Pikachu Shocks Back 3 $3.25 Viz 34,407
74 Tellos 1 $2.50 Image 34,256
75 Robin 66 $1.99 DC 33,913
76 Planetary 4 $2.50 DC 33,201
77 Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty 11 $1.99 Marvel 33,050
78 Darkminds 1/2 $2.50 Image 32,889
79 Authority 3 $2.50 DC 32,879
80 Batman Chronicles 17 $2.95 DC 32,744
81 Young Justice In No Mans Land 1 $3.95 DC 32,260
82 Ascension 16 $2.50 Image 31,917
83 Catwoman 70 $1.99 DC 30,805
84 A Next 10 $1.99 Marvel 30,618
85 Stars And Stripe 0 $2.95 DC 30,238
86 Team Superman 1 $2.95 DC 30,181
87 Nova 3 $1.99 Marvel 29,755
88 Webspinners Tales Of Spider-Man 7 $2.50 Marvel 29,562
89 Lady Pendragon More Than Mortal 1 $2.50 Image 29,500
90 Supergirl 34 $1.99 DC 29,146
91 Lady Pendragon Dragon Blade 2 $2.50 Image 29,068
92 Supreme The Return 1 $2.99 Awesome 29,027
93 Tenth Black Embrace 4 $2.50 Image 27,946
94 Spirit of the Tao 10 $2.50 Image 27,722
95 Superboy 64 $1.99 DC 27,561
96 Lady Death Rapture 1 $2.95 Chaos 27,509
97 J2 10 $1.99 Marvel 27,223
98 Martian Manhunter 8 $1.99 DC 26,984
99 Azrael Agent of the Bat 54 $2.25 DC 26,896
100 Crow 4 $2.50 Image 26,854
101 Superman The Odyssey $4.95 DC 26,854
102 Starman 55 $2.50 DC 26,672
103 Wonder Woman 146 $1.99 DC 26,568
104 Batman Book of the Dead 2 $4.95 DC 26,189
105 Birds Of Prey 7 $1.99 DC 26,095
106 Sandman Presents Love Street 1 $2.95 DC 25,705
107 Mage The Hero Defined 13 $2.50 Image 25,596
108 Legends of the DCUniverse 18 $1.99 DC 24,889
109 Hourman 4 $2.50 DC 24,260
110 A Bizarro 1 $2.50 DC 24,057
111 Oni Double Feature 12 $2.95 Oni 23,548
112 Batman Beyond 5 $1.99 DC 23,501
113 Coven Re Gex 1 $2.50 Awesome 23,330
114 Slingers 8 $1.99 Marvel 22,685
115 Aquaman 57 $1.99 DC 21,952
116 Flinch 2 $2.50 DC 21,796
117 Sailor Moon 8 $2.95 Mixx 21,365
118 Hitman 39 $2.50 DC 21,339
119 Impulse 50 $2.25 DC 21,297
120 Savage Dragon 61 $2.50 Image 20,876
121 Vampirella Worlds End 3 $2.95 Harris 20,731
122 Anarky 3 $2.50 DC 20,283
123 Hellblazer 139 $2.50 DC 19,800
124 Batman The Gotham Adventures 14 $1.99 DC 19,758
125 Batman No Mans Land Gallery $3.95 DC 19,348
126 Wonder Woman Secret Files 2 $4.95 DC 18,885
127 Legion Of Super Heroes 117 $2.50 DC 18,838
128 Undertaker 3 Photo Cvr Ed $2.95 Chaos 18,766
129 Dv8 28 $2.50 DC 18,620
130 Legionnaires 73 $2.50 DC 18,506
131 Transmetropolitan 23 $2.50 DC 17,726
132 Invisibles Volume 3 9 $2.95 DC 17,435
133 Books Of Magic 62 $2.50 DC 17,367
134 Chastity Lust For Life 2 $2.95 Chaos 17,367
135 Night Tribes $4.95 DC 17,102
136 Dreaming 38 $2.50 DC 16,525
137 Resurrection Man 26 $2.50 DC 15,870
138 Human Target 4 $2.95 DC 15,787
139 Fanboy 5 $2.50 DC 15,777
140 Undertaker 3 Reg Ed $2.95 Chaos 15,693
141 Tsunami Girl 3 $2.95 Image 15,678
142 Madman Comics 13 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,981
143 Insane Clown Posse 1 $2.95 Chaos 14,597
144 Dragonball Z Part Two 6 $2.95 Viz 14,046
145 Superman Adventures 33 $1.99 DC 13,770
146 Oh My Goddess The Fourth Goddess 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,840
147 Ghost Vol. 2 9 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,684
148 Lobo 64 $2.50 DC 12,413
149 Dragonball Part Two 3 $2.95 Viz 12,289
150 Trekker 1 $2.50 Image 11,888
151 Cruel And Unusual 2 $2.95 DC 11,732
152 Scene of the Crime 3 $2.50 DC 11,727
153 Predator Homeworld 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,906
154 Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit 5 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,235
155 Blade of the Immortal Dark Shadows (5 Of 5) 33 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,986
156 Ranma 1/2 Part 8 2 $2.95 Viz 9,617
157 Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady Eyes Of A Stranger 1 $2.50 Dark Horse 9,591
158 Vext 5 $2.50 DC 9,560
159 World Below 3 $2.50 Dark Horse 9,461
160 Solar Lord 3 $2.50 Image 8,998
161 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Four 4 $2.95 Viz 8,827
162 Cerebus 242 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 8,593
163 Dark Angel 1 $2.95 CPM 8,468
164 Usagi Yojimbo 29 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,468
165 Heart ofEmpire Legacy ofLuther Arkwright 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,213
166 Tick Heroes of the City 3 $3.50 New England 7,964
167 Pokemon The Electric Tale Of Pikachu Current Prtg 2 $3.25 Viz 7,782
168 Erb Tarzans Savage Heart 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,761
169 Dark Horse Presents 143 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,903
170 Sonic The Hedgehog 73 $1.79 Archie 6,513
171 Razor Poizon Warrior Nun Little Bad Angels $3.95 London Night 6,446
172 Mega Dragon & Tiger Heroes 3 $2.50 Image 6,415
173 Satanika 11 (Res) $3.95 Verotik 6,066
174 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 28 $1.79 Archie 6,046
175 Lodoss War Lady Of Pharis 2 $2.95 CPM 5,874
176 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part 3 2 $3.25 Viz 5,780
177 Crash Metro And The Star Squad $2.95 Oni 5,650
178 Faust 777 The Wrath 4 $3.50 Avatar 5,541
179 Lodoss War Grey Witch 7 $2.95 CPM 5,541
180 Scooby-Doo 24 $1.99 DC 5,541
181 Silent Mobius Into The Labyrinth 1 $2.95 Viz 5,469
182 No Need For Tenchi Part 7 2 $3.25 Viz 5,281
183 Knuckles 27 $1.79 Archie 5,209
184 Artesia 5 $2.95 Sirius 5,089
185 Call Me Princess 1 $2.95 CPM 5,011
186 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 3 $2.95 Viz 4,949
187 Kabuki Classics 5 $2.95 Image 4,923
188 Silky Whip Extreme 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,902
189 Zorros Lady Rawhide Other Peoples Blood 4 $2.95 Image 4,855
190 Prophecy of the Soul Sorcerer 1 $2.95 Archie 4,819
191 Animaniacs Featuring Pinky And The Brain 50 $1.99 DC 4,803
192 Darkshrine 1 $2.99 Antarctic 4,793
193 Dylan Dog 3 $4.95 Dark Horse 4,694
194 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 23 $2.95 Image 4,647
195 Maison Ikkoku Part 9 2 $3.50 Viz 4,600
196 Knights of the Dinner Table 31 $2.95 Kenzer 4,408
197 Bradleys 2 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,315
198 Nathan Never 3 $4.95 Dark Horse 4,294
199 Pat Lee Fusion Station 1 $2.50 Awesome 4,231
200 Vault Of Horror 28 $2.50 Gemstone 4,205
201 Martin Mystery 3 $4.95 Dark Horse 4,200
202 Mixxzine Vol. 2 6 June July 99 $4.99 Mixx 4,091
203 Sex Philes 5 $3.95 Fantagraphics 3,987
204 Archie 486 $1.79 Archie 3,977
205 Looney Tunes 54 $1.99 DC 3,862
206 Luftwaffe 1946 17 $2.99 Antarctic 3,815
207 Original Bondage Fairies 7 $3.50 Fantagraphics 3,805
208 Berlin 6 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 3,769
209 Geobreeders 3 $2.95 CPM 3,769
210 Betty & Veronica 138 $1.79 Archie 3,732
211 Aces High 4 $2.50 Gemstone 3,535
212 Ironcat 1 $2.95 Ironcat 3,524
213 Betty 76 $1.79 Archie 3,488
214 Archie Double Digest 109 $2.99 Archie 3,394
215 Battlestar Galactica 1999 Tourbook $2.99 Realm 3,379
216 Legend Of Lemnear 17 $2.95 CPM 3,353
217 Impact 4 $2.50 Gemstone 3,327
218 Cheryl Blossom 24 $1.79 Archie 3,285
219 Uncle Scrooge 321 $6.95 Gladstone 3,135
220 Dynamic Forces Lady Death Rapture Alt Cvr 1 $6.95 Dynamic Forces 3,083
221 Veronica 90 $1.79 Archie 3,083
222 Age Of Bronze 4 $2.95 Image 3,077
223 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 4 1 $2.95 Ironcat 3,041
224 Betty & Veronica Digest 105 $1.99 Archie 3,031
225 Archie & Friends 36 $1.79 Archie 3,025
226 Pals N Gals Double Digest 42 $2.99 Archie 3,015
227 Big Bang Comics 25 (Res) $2.95 Image 2,989
228 Mosaic 3 $2.95 Sirius 2,937
229 Victorian 3 $2.95 Penny Farthing 2,937
230 Adventures Of Barry Ween Boy Genius 3 $2.95 Image 2,916
231 Wonderlanders 5 $2.95 Oktomica 2,890
232 Milk 11 $2.95 Radio 2,885
233 Jughead Double Digest 61 $2.99 Archie 2,864
234 Warrior Nun Black & White 20 $2.99 Antarctic 2,849
235 Valkyr Vol. 1 1 $2.95 Ironcat 2,838
236 Deadside 4 $2.50 Acclaim 2,812
237 Archies Vacation Special 7 $2.29 Archie 2,786
238 Deadforce 1 $2.99 Antarctic 2,734
239 Dynamic Forces Star Wars Episode I Obi Wan Kenobi Foil Cvr 1 $10.00 Dynamic Forces 2,708
240 Jughead 119 $1.79 Archie 2,703
241 Cartoon Network Presents 23 $1.99 DC 2,677
242 Dynamic Forces Star Wars Episode I Anakin Skywalker Foil Cvr 1 $10.00 Dynamic Forces 2,661
243 Walt Disneys Comics 636 $6.95 Gladstone 2,656
244 Coven Collected Ed 1 (Res) $5.95 Awesome 2,646
245 Virtex 6 $2.95 Oktomica 2,646
246 Team Superman Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 2,641
247 Tales from the Edge 15 Bill Sienkiewicz Special $4.00 Vanguard 2,552
248 Futabakun Change Vol. 2 5 $2.95 Ironcat 2,521
249 Warhammer Monthly 15 $2.95 Games Workshop 2,454
250 Jughead With Archie Digest 150 $1.99 Archie 2,448
251 Spider-Man Manga 37 $2.99 Marvel 2,428
252 Awesome Spring Tour Book 99 $5.00 Awesome 2,422
253 Spider-Man Manga 36 $2.99 Marvel 2,422
254 Laugh Digest 151 $1.99 Archie 2,402
255 Spider-Woman 1 Marvel Authentix Prntd Sketch Ed $7.50 Marvel 2,339
256 Empty Zone Trancemissions 1 $2.95 Sirius 2,266
257 X-Men Manga 31 $2.99 Marvel 2,214
258 X-Men Manga 32 $2.99 Marvel 2,183
259 Best Of Gold Digger Annual Vol. 1 $2.99 Antarctic 2,178
260 Young Justice Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 2,157
261 Ninja High School Spotlight 4 Rod Espinosa $2.99 Antarctic 2,121
262 Skeleton Key Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,116
263 Chastity Lust For Life 1 Premium Ed $10.00 Chaos 2,110
264 Earth X Sketchbook (O/A) $3.99 American Entertainment 2,090
265 Tekken 2 1 (Res) $1.95 Knightstone 2,069
266 Steven Comix 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics 2,048
267 Urotsukidoji Legend of the Overfiend 11 $2.95 CPM 2,022
268 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 4 2 $2.95 Ironcat 2,007
269 Bustline Combat 1 $2.95 Fantagraphics 1,929
270 Tekken 2 1 Nina Williams Photo Cvr Ed $2.95 Knightstone 1,856
271 Furrlough 77 $2.95 Radio 1,830
272 Wisp 4 $2.95 Oktomica 1,825
273 Star Wars Ltd Chrome Set $39.95 American Entertainment 1,814
274 Femme Kabuki 7 $2.95 Ironcat 1,809
275 Pete The Pod Postal Worker 9 $2.95 Sharkbait 1,804
276 Dynamic Forces More Than Mortal Lady Pendragon Alt Cvr 1 $6.95 Dynamic Forces 1,799
277 Crusher Joe 5 $2.95 Ironcat 1,710
278 Legendlore Wind Spirits $3.95 Caliber 1,705
279 Dynamic Forces Tellos Alt Cvr 1 $6.95 Dynamic Forces 1,658
280 Hyper Dolls Vol. 2 4 $2.95 Ironcat 1,606
281 Far West 4 $2.99 Antarctic 1,565
282 Dynamic Forces Anniv Df Premi Crimson Package $6.95 Dynamic Forces 1,471
283 Faust 777 The Wrath Nude Cvr Ed 4 $6.00 Avatar 1,372
284 Taoland Adventures 2 $3.50 Antarctic 1,357
285 Vamperotica Blood Of Japan 1 $3.00 Brainstorm 1,331
286 Switch Blaze Manga 1 $3.50 London Night 1,315
287 Aria Variant 1 $9.95 American Entertainment 1,300
288 Morning Glory 5 $2.95 Radio 1,300
289 Sparks 1 $4.95 Slave Labor 1,294
290 Boob Raider The Adventures Of Lara Crotch 1 $2.95 Crosby 1,284
Some reoffered items were dropped from the list.
Top-Selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Sailor Moon Pocket Mixx Vol. 3 $9.95 Mixx 5,245
2 Crimson $12.95 DC 5,235
3 Batman Cataclysm $17.95 DC 4,944
4 Curse of the Spawn Vol. 1 $9.95 Image 4,647
5 Voodoo Dancing In The Dark $9.95 DC 4,008
6 Tarzan of the Apes $12.95 Dark Horse 3,363
7 Avengers Visionaries George Perez $16.95 Marvel 3,301
8 Hellblazer Damnations Flame $16.95 DC 3,280
9 Wizard Alex Ross Millennium Ed Ltd Ed Dlx HC $24.99 Wizard 3,207
10 Flash Born To Run $12.95 DC 3,046
11 Star Wars The Last Command $17.95 Dark Horse 2,927
12 The Nam $14.95 Marvel 2,277
13 Escapo Sc $9.95 Hor 1,949
14 Madman Boogaloo $8.95 Dark Horse 1,913
15 Collected Stray Bullets Vol. 2 (Res) $11.95 El Capitan 1,814
16 Inu Yasha Vol. 4 $15.95 Viz 1,783
17 Ghost Painful Music $9.95 Dark Horse 1,674
18 Sorayama 1964 1999 Comp Wks Of H. Soryama $39.95 Books Nippan 1,601
19 Sergio Aragones Boogeyman $9.95 Dark Horse 1,565
20 Silent Mobius Vol. 3 $16.95 Viz 1,497
21 Hate Vol. 5 Buddys Got Three Moms $16.95 Fantagraphics 1,430
22 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Dust Waltz $9.95 Dark Horse 1,383
23 Elfquest Readers Coll V 14a Skyward Shadow $11.95 Warp 1,190
24 Noes Ship Of Fools $10.95 NBM 925
25 Midnight Panther Book Two Feline Fanatics 15.95 $15.95 CPM 889




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