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July 1999 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


A softer summer season continued in July with Rising Stars #1 as the best-performing new title.

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-Men372$1.99Marvel123,144
2-X-Men92$1.99Marvel120,286
3-Rising Stars1$2.50Image95,552
4-Spawn88$1.95Image90,088
5-Astonishing X-Men1$2.50Marvel89,819
6-Avengers20$1.99Marvel85,830
7-JLA33$1.99DC85,561
8-Wolverine142$1.99Marvel83,548
9-Earth X6$2.99Marvel79,134
10-Daredevil11$2.50Marvel78,019
11-Fathom8$2.50Image69,644
12-Spawn The Undead2$1.95Image68,174
13-Amazing Spider-Man9$1.99Marvel67,264
14-Fantastic Four21$1.99Marvel65,693
15-Thor15$1.99Marvel65,407
16-Peter Parker Spider-Man9$1.99Marvel65,337
17-Wolverine Punisher4$2.99Marvel63,163
18-Captain America21$1.99Marvel63,066
19-Avengers Forever10$2.99Marvel61,069
20-Contest of Champions II1$2.50Marvel59,131
21-Wildcats Vol. 24$2.50DC58,555
22-Spawn The Dark Ages5$2.50Image57,888
23-Iron Man20$1.99Marvel57,688
24-Mutant X12$2.99Marvel56,800
25-JLA Annual3$2.95DC56,730
26-JSA2$2.50DC55,885
27-Top Ten1$3.50DC55,056
28-Contest of Champions II2$2.50Marvel53,920
29-Batman569$1.99DC53,829
30-X-Men True Friends1$2.99Marvel53,124
31-Cable71$1.99Marvel51,159
32-X-Men Unlimited24$2.99Marvel50,987
33-Detective Comics736$1.99DC50,739
34-Cygor1$2.50Image50,421
35-Sin City Hell & Back1$2.95Dark Horse49,426
36-Crimson13$2.50DC49,318
37-Gambit8$1.99Marvel49,286
38-Generation X55$1.99Marvel48,731
39-Hulk6$1.99Marvel48,031
40-X-Force94$1.99Marvel47,811
41-Galactus The Devourer (resolicited)1$3.50Marvel47,310
42-Inhumans11$2.99Marvel46,955
43-Spider-Woman3$1.99Marvel46,433
44-Green Lantern116$1.99DC46,045
45-Nightwing35$1.99DC45,281
46-Spider-Man Chapter 111$2.50Marvel45,098
47-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight121$1.99DC45,082
48-Thunderbolts30$1.99Marvel45,001
49-Batman Shadow of the Bat89$1.99DC44,850
50-Deathlok1$1.99Marvel44,807
51-Flash152$1.99DC44,118
52-X-511$1.99Marvel44,075
53-League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (resolicited)4$2.95DC43,553
54-Titans7$2.50DC43,321
55-X-Man55$1.99Marvel42,509
56-Tom Strong4$2.95DC42,347
57-Divine Right11$2.50DC42,320
58-Promethea2$2.95DC42,266
59-Spider-Girl12$1.99Marvel42,132
60-Preacher53$2.50DC41,938
61-Darkness Infinity$3.50Image41,701
62-Pokemon V. 3 Electric Pikachu Boogaloo1$3.50Viz41,303
63-Batman Annual23$2.95DC41,012
64-Superman148$1.99DC40,716
65-Deathlok2$1.99Marvel40,608
66-Action Comics757$1.99DC40,517
67-Adventures of Superman570$1.99DC40,474
68-X-512$1.99Marvel40,474
69-Batman & Superman Worlds Finest6$1.99DC40,318
70-Superman The Man of Steel92$1.99DC39,871
71-Buffy The Vampire Slayer11$2.95Dark Horse39,042
72-Gambit 1999 $3.50Marvel38,434
73-Kiss Psycho Circus22$2.25Image37,260
74-Alley Cat1$2.50Image36,173
75-Young Justice12$2.50DC36,081
76-Black Panther11$2.50Marvel35,909
77-Buffy The Vampire Slayer Angel3$2.95Dark Horse35,769
78-Robin68$1.99DC35,694
79-Spider-Girl Annual1$3.99Marvel34,639
80-Deadpool32$1.99Marvel34,585
81-Planetary6$2.50DC34,305
82-Gen 1343$2.50DC34,014
83-Star Wars8$2.50Dark Horse33,864
84-Catwoman72$1.99DC32,922
85-Authority5$2.50DC32,669
86-Neon Cyber1$2.50Image32,087
87-Supergirl36$1.99DC31,328
88-Undertaker5$2.95Chaos31,092
89-Lionheart1$2.99Awesome30,042
90-Ascension18$2.50Image29,816
91-Azrael Agent of the Bat56$2.25DC29,138
92-A Next12$1.99Marvel28,508
93-Nova5$1.99Marvel28,416
94-Green Lantern Secret Files2$4.95DC28,271
95-All Star Comics 80 Page Giant1$4.95DC27,690
96-Tellos3$2.50Image27,690
97-Starman57$2.50DC27,550
98-Mr Majestic1$2.50DC27,194
99-Wonder Woman Annual8$2.95DC26,484
100-Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man9$2.50Marvel25,741
101-Birds of Prey9$1.99DC25,714
102-Superboy66$1.99DC25,515
103-Law (Living Assault Weapons)1$2.50DC25,429
104-Martian Manhunter10$1.99DC25,187
105-Aquaman Annual5$2.95DC24,960
106-Star Wars Handbook: Crimson Empire2$2.95Dark Horse24,874
107-Wonder Woman148$1.99DC24,788
108-Legends of the DC Universe20$1.99DC24,374
109-Sci Tech1$2.50DC24,191
110-J212$1.99Marvel24,056
111-Lady Pendragon Dragon Blade4$2.50Image23,173
112-Lady Death Rapture3$2.95Chaos22,823
113-Superman Monster $6.95DC22,683
114-Stars and Stripe2$2.50DC22,549
115-Hourman6$2.50DC22,048
116-Sandman Presents Love Street3$2.95DC21,698
117-Exposure1$2.50Image21,677
118-Crow6$2.50Image21,462
119-Slingers10$1.99Marvel21,413
120-Hitman41$2.50DC21,052
121-Sailor Moon10$2.95Mixx21,020
122-Savage Dragon64$2.50Image20,859
123-Aquaman59$1.99DC20,794
124-More Than Mortal Otherworlds1$2.95Image20,482
125-Flinch4$2.50DC20,213
126-Hellhole3$2.50Image19,976
127-Hellblazer141$2.50DC19,707
128-Pantha2$2.95Harris19,459
129-Grendel Devil Child2$2.95Dark Horse19,158
130-Conan Death Covered In Gold1$2.99Marvel19,012
131-Giantkiller2$2.50DC18,915
132-Batman The Gotham Adventures16$1.99DC18,845
133-Impulse52$2.25DC18,813
134-Transmetropolitan25$2.50DC18,646
135-Legion of Super Heroes119$2.50DC18,603
136-Legionnaires75$2.50DC18,275
137-Purgatori Goddess Rising2$2.95Chaos18,275
138-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III25$2.75Abstract18,011
139-Books of Faerie Mollys Story1$2.50DC17,850
140-Anarky5$2.50DC17,505
141-Books of Magic64$2.50DC17,241
142-Dv830$2.50DC17,198
143-A Bizarro3$2.50DC16,708
144-Kabuki9$2.95Image16,644
145-Dreaming40$2.50DC16,014
146-100 Bullets2$2.50DC15,896
147-Nash Preview Ed$2.50Image15,465
148-Coven Re Gex2$2.50Awesome15,094
149-Finals1$2.95DC15,007
150-Aliens Vs Predator Annual1$4.95Dark Horse14,884
151-Dragonball Z Part Two8$2.95Viz14,841
152-Insane Clown Posse Amazing Jeckel Bros$2.95Chaos13,931
153-Madman Comics15$2.95Dark Horse13,866
154-Kaboom Vol. 22$2.50Awesome13,764
155-Pitt Crew4$2.50Full Bleed13,764
156-Backlash & Taboos African Vacation $5.95DC13,694
157-Deity Revelations2$2.95Image13,608
158-Superman Adventures35$1.99DC13,188
159-Evil Ernie Depraved2$2.95Chaos13,102
160-Dragonball Part Two5$2.95Viz12,865
161-Oh My Goddess The Fourth Goddess3$2.95Dark Horse12,483
162-Ghost Vol. 211$2.95Dark Horse12,461
163-Avengelyne Swimsuit Ed 99$2.99Awesome12,445
164-Forever Amber1$2.95Image11,030
165-Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit7$2.95Dark Horse10,760
166-Bob Burdens Original Mysterymen1$2.95Dark Horse10,599
167-Blade of the Immortal Heart of Darkness35$2.95Dark Horse10,577
168-Cruel and Unusual4$2.95DC10,454
169-Ranma 1/2 Part 84$2.95Viz9,555
170-Pokemon Electric Tale of Pikachu (reorders)1$3.25Viz9,124
171-Disneys Tarzan2$2.95Dark Horse9,097
172-Solar Lord5$2.50Image8,720
173-Usagi Yojimbo30$2.95Dark Horse8,720
174-Cerebus244$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim8,435
175-Heart of Empire Legacy of Luther Arkwright4$2.95Dark Horse8,424
176-Jenny Finn2$2.95Oni8,376
177-M. Katsuras Shadow Lady Eyes of Stranger1$2.50Dark Horse8,354
178-Neon Genesis Evangelion Bk Four6$2.95Viz8,230
179-Pokemon V 2 Pikachu Shocks Back Curr Prtg1$3.25Viz8,220
180-Varick Chronicles of the Dark Prince1$1.95Q Comics8,015
181-Erb Tarzans Savage Heart4$2.95Dark Horse7,762
182-Happydale Devils In The Desert2$6.95DC7,385
183-Poison Elves47$2.50Sirius7,369
184-Ticks Big Summer Annual1$3.50New England7,353
185-Lenore6$2.95Slave Labor7,202
186-Faust Book of M1$3.95Avatar7,165
187-Cable Second Genesis $3.99Marvel7,041
188-Deadlands One Shot$6.95Image6,992
189-Wild Wild West Movie Adaptation $4.95DC6,944
190-Mega Dragon & Tiger Heroes5$2.95Image6,912
191-Tick Heroes of the City4$3.50New England6,874
192-Acme Novelty Library13$10.95Fantagraphics6,831
193-Sonic The Hedgehog75$1.79Archie6,680
194-Dexters Laboratory1$1.99DC6,535
195-Battlestar Galactica Season 32$2.99Realm6,476
196-Cherry21$2.95Cherry6,325
197-Sock Monkey1$2.95Dark Horse6,190
198-Shadowman Vol. 31$3.95Acclaim5,916
199-Cartoon Network Starring1$1.99DC5,630
200-Scooby-Doo26$1.99DC5,625
201-Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part 34$3.25Viz5,620
202-Dark Angel3$2.95CPM5,464
203-Lodoss War Lady of Pharis4$2.95CPM5,388
204-Zombieworld Tree of Death2$2.95Dark Horse5,377
205-Dark Horse Presents145$2.95Dark Horse5,361
206-Lodoss War Grey Witch9$2.95CPM5,270
207-Turok Shadowman $3.95Acclaim5,168
208-No Need For Tenchi Part 74$2.95Viz5,151
209-Sabrina The Teenage Witch30$1.79Archie5,060
210-Knuckles29$1.79Archie4,958
211-Martian Successor Nadesico2$2.95CPM4,931
212-Grrl Scouts4$2.95Oni4,855
213-Knights of the Dinner Table33$2.95Kenzer4,785
214-Secret Origins Replica Ed New Ptg $4.95DC4,602
215-Superman Whatever Happd To ... New Ptg$5.95DC4,527
216-Tales From The Crypt29$2.50Gemstone4,479
217-Animaniacs Featuring Pinky and The Brain52$1.99DC4,468
218-Maison Ikkoku Part 94$3.25Viz4,462
219-Knights of the Dinner Table Faans Crssovr Spec$2.956-Handed4,435
220-Dylan Dog5$4.95Dark Horse4,306
221-Silky Whip Extreme3$3.50Fantagraphics4,296
222-Silent Mobius Into The Labyrinth3$2.95Viz4,263
223-Mobile Suit Gundam 00795$2.95Viz4,166
224-Archie488$1.79Archie3,956
225-Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 31$2.50Antarctic3,924
226-Nathan Never5$4.95Dark Horse3,849
227-Gold Digger Vol. 21$2.50Antarctic3,843
228-Sex Philes7$3.95Fantagraphics3,806
229-Kabuki Classics7$3.25Image3,763
230-Bradleys3$2.95Fantagraphics3,757
231-Betty & Veronica140$1.79Archie3,752
232-Betty & Veronica Double Digest83$2.99Archie3,714
233-Martin Mystery5$4.95Dark Horse3,671
234-Wyrd The Reluctant Warrior1$2.95Slave Labor3,612
235-Looney Tunes56$1.99DC3,601
236-Prophecy of the Soul Sorcerer3$2.95Archie3,580
237-Original Bondage Fairies9$3.50Fantagraphics3,504
238-Geobreeders5$2.95CPM3,493
239-League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Coll Ed$5.95DC3,456
240-Razors Edge1$4.95London Night3,445
241-Betty78$1.79Archie3,418
242-Robot Love1$2.95Adhesive3,418
243-Md1$2.50Gemstone3,370
244-Ninja High School Version 21$2.50Antarctic3,354
245-Cheryl Blossom26$1.79Archie3,300
246-Age of Bronze Special1$2.95Image3,289
247-World War II 19461$2.50Antarctic3,267
248-Empty Zone1$2.95Sirius3,257
249-Veronica92$1.79Archie3,251
250-Call Me Princess3$2.95CPM3,240
251-Pals N Gals Double Digest44$2.99Archie3,235
252-Jughead Double Digest62$2.99Archie3,181
253-Shi The Motion Picture Cannes Film Fest Ed$9.99Crusade3,165
254-Kosmic Kat Activity Book$2.95Image3,122
255-Panic11$2.50Gemstone3,101
256-Big Bang Comics26$2.95Image2,987
257-Mosaic5$2.95Sirius2,987
258-JLA Secret Files2$3.95DC2,971
259-Archie & Friends37$1.79Archie2,944
260-Midnight Panther Spec Brkg Up Is Hard To Do$2.95CPM2,901
261-Raw Media Quarterly4$4.95Avatar2,891
262-Archie Digest166$1.99Archie2,880
263-Milk12$2.95Radio2,799
264-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 43$2.95Ironcat2,756
265-Megaton Man Bombshell1$2.95Image2,735
266-Tokyo Pop Vol. 31 Aug Sept 99$4.99Mixx2,670
267-Jughead121$1.79Archie2,643
268-Pandora Razor1$3.50Avatar2,638
269-Art of Tim Vigil Dark Utopia5$3.95Broken Halos2,573
270-DF Premiere Alley Cat Exclusive Comic1$6.95Dynamic Forces2,568
271-Futabakun Change Vol. 31$2.95Ironcat2,546
272-Double Impact 20691$3.00ABC2,492
273-Laugh Digest152$1.99Archie2,487
274-Victorian5$2.95Penny Farthing2,476
275-Coven Coll Ed1$5.95Awesome2,465
276-Thieves & Kings28$2.50I Box2,385
277-Iron Wings2$2.50Action2,336
278-Warhammer Monthly17$2.95Games Workshop2,331
279-Bitch In Heat9$2.95Fantagraphics2,277
280-Warrior Nun Black & White21$2.50Antarctic2,126
281-Dragonball Z (reorders)2$2.95Viz2,062
282-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 44$2.95Ironcat2,029
283-Dragonball Z (reorders)3$2.95Viz2,024
284-Valkyr Vol. 13$2.95Ironcat1,997
285-Dragonball Z 2nd Prtg1$2.95Viz1,986
286-Faust Bk of M1 Nude Adult Cvr$6.00Avatar1,965
287-Countess Vladimira1 Blood Relations $2.95Peregrine1,949
288-Astonishg X-Men Mvl Authentix Prtd Sketch Ed$7.50Marvel1,943
289-Beyond Bad Girls Julie Strain Empress Cvr1$3.95London Night1,943
290-Skeleton Key Vol. 24$2.95Slave Labor1,943
291-Warhammer Monthly Redeemer Spec18$2.95Games Workshop1,927
292-Furrlough79$2.95Radio1,900
293-Femme Kabuki9$2.95Ironcat1,846
294-Eddie Campbells Bacchus45$2.95Eddie Campbell1,814
295-Threshold18$4.95Avatar1,749
296-Dynamic Forces Lionheart Alt Cvr1$6.95Dynamic Forces1,733
297-Buffy The Vampire Slayer (reorders)3$2.95Dark Horse1,679
298-Dynamic Forces Lady Pendragon Eurosketch Cvr0$10.00Dynamic Forces1,653
299-Evil Eye4$2.95Fantagraphics1,653
300-Vampirella 3000 A D Manga Ashcan$7.95Harris1,642

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July 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 #2 #4 #5

Top trade paperbacks were slightly up this month.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
13Star Wars Return of the Jedi Manga 2$9.95Dark Horse11,794
21Batman Fortunate Son HC$24.95DC6,831
35Sailor Moon Pocket Mixx Vol. 4$9.95Mixx6,174
44Contest of Champions$17.95Marvel3,876
57Big Book of Grimm$14.95DC3,687
66Nightwing Rough Justice$17.95DC3,235
79Secret Origins Featuring JLA$14.95DC3,171
810Blade of the Immortal On Silent Wings$14.95Dark Horse3,122
92Justice League of America Archives V. 5 HC$49.95DC3,052
1011Gen 13 Starting Over$14.95DC3,025
1114Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Squdrn Blood & Honor$12.95Dark Horse2,923
1217Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 3$15.95Viz2,874
1313Books of Magic Girl In The Box$14.95DC2,611
1432Diabolik Vol. 1 #1$5.95Scorpio2,557
1527Robert E. Howard's Wolfshead$6.95Cross Plains2,557
1612Usagi Yojimbo Grasscutter$16.95Dark Horse2,342
178Bone Vol. 6 Old Mans Cave HC$23.95Cartoon2,185
1815Neal Adams Sketchbook$14.95Vanguard2,072
1921Lenore$11.95Slave Labor1,911
2016Maison Ikkoku Hounds of War Vol. 12$16.95Viz1,798
2131Mangazine 1$8.99Antarctic1,766
2223Gundam Blue Destiny Mixx Manga Vol. 1$12.95Mixx1,712
2330Fox On Sex$9.95XXXenophile1,631
2424Tarzan Carson of Venus$12.95Dark Horse1,470
2522Coll. Jack Kirby Collector Vol. 3$16.95Two Morrows1,330