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August 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 373 $1.99 Marvel 116,274
2 X-Men 93 $1.99 Marvel 113,248
3 Fathom 9 $2.50 Image 90,330
4 Spawn 89 $1.95 Image 86,617
5 JLA 34 $1.99 DC 84,008
6 Avengers 21 $1.99 Marvel 82,870
7 Wolverine 143 $1.99 Marvel 80,503
8 Daredevil 9 (Res) $2.50 Marvel 77,505
9 Astonishing X-Men 2 $2.50 Marvel 75,775
10 Earth X 7 $2.99 Marvel 74,986
11 Amazing Spider-Man 10 $1.99 Marvel 64,060
12 Fantastic Four 22 $1.99 Marvel 63,158
13 Thor 16 $1.99 Marvel 61,935
14 Peter Parker Spider-Man 10 $1.99 Marvel 61,141
15 Captain America 22 $1.99 Marvel 59,946
16 Avengers Forever 11 $2.99 Marvel 58,994
17 Spawn The Undead 3 $1.95 Image 57,461
18 Iron Man 21 $1.99 Marvel 56,678
19 Batman 570 $1.99 DC 56,351
20 Warlands 1 $2.50 Image 56,249
21 Batman Harley Quinn $5.95 DC 55,173
22 Mutant X 13 $1.99 Marvel 54,801
23 Detective Comics 737 $1.99 DC 54,576
24 Bishop The Last X-Man 1 $2.99 Marvel 54,131
25 Spawn The Dark Ages 6 $2.50 Image 52,006
26 JSA 3 $2.50 DC 51,803
27 Witchblade 34 $2.50 Image 49,645
28 Sam And Twitch 1 $2.50 Image 49,324
29 Wild Thing 1 $1.99 Marvel 47,464
30 Flash & Green Lantern Brave & The Bold 1 $2.50 DC 47,357
31 Contest Of Champions II 3 $2.50 Marvel 47,092
32 Generation X 56 $1.99 Marvel 47,087
33 X-Force 95 $1.99 Marvel 46,788
34 Darkness 26 $2.50 Image 46,766
35 X-Men True Friends 2 $2.99 Marvel 46,670
36 Gambit 9 $1.99 Marvel 46,399
37 Contest Of Champions II 4 $2.50 Marvel 46,365
38 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 122 $1.99 DC 46,360
39 Cable 72 $1.99 Marvel 46,151
40 Batman Shadow of the Bat 90 $1.99 DC 45,836
41 Fantastic Five 1 $1.99 Marvel 45,503
42 Inhumans 10 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 45,357
43 Green Lantern 117 $1.99 DC 44,557
44 Hulk 7 $1.99 Marvel 44,444
45 Sin City Hell & Back 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 44,207
46 Nightwing 36 $1.99 DC 44,185
47 Tomorrow Stories 1 $3.50 DC 43,920
48 Thunderbolts 31 $1.99 Marvel 43,334
49 Spider-Man Chapter 1 12 $3.50 Marvel 42,917
50 JLA Foreign Bodies $5.95 DC 42,387
51 New Warriors 1 $2.99 Marvel 42,274
52 Spider-Woman 4 $1.99 Marvel 42,055
53 Superman 149 $1.99 DC 41,711
54 Titans 8 $2.50 DC 41,187
55 X-Man 56 $1.99 Marvel 41,102
56 Preacher 54 $2.50 DC 40,888
57 Spider-Girl 13 $1.99 Marvel 40,747
58 Flash 153 $1.99 DC 40,635
59 Captain America 1999 $3.50 Marvel 40,550
60 Tom Strong 5 $2.95 DC 40,049
61 Warlock 1 $1.99 Marvel 40,015
62 Cable Wolverine Guts N Glory $5.99 Marvel 39,739
63 Galactus The Devourer 2 $2.50 Marvel 39,710
64 Top Ten 2 $2.95 DC 39,502
65 Crimson Spec Scarlet X Blood On The Moon $3.95 DC 39,243
66 Batman & Superman Worlds Finest 7 $1.99 DC 38,995
67 Promethea 3 $2.95 DC 38,482
68 Action Comics 758 $1.99 DC 37,817
69 Superman The Man Of Steel 93 $1.99 DC 37,580
70 Adventures Of Superman 571 $1.99 DC 37,349
71 Divine Intervention Wildcats $2.50 DC 36,977
72 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 12 $2.95 Dark Horse 36,589
73 Warlock 2 $1.99 Marvel 36,121
74 Kiss Psycho Circus 23 $2.25 Image 35,231
75 Green Lantern Annual 8 $2.95 DC 35,185
76 Divine Intervention Gen 13 $2.50 DC 34,892
77 Robin 69 $1.99 DC 34,870
78 Young Justice 13 $2.50 DC 34,735
79 Cygor 2 $2.50 Image 34,639
80 Pokemon Electric Pikachu Boogaloo 2 $2.95 Viz 34,521
81 Batman Chronicles 18 $2.95 DC 34,087
82 Darkchylde The Legacy 4 (Res) $2.50 DC 34,081
83 Black Panther 11 (Res) $2.50 Marvel 34,058
84 Superman Annual 11 $2.95 DC 33,298
85 Deadpool 33 $1.99 Marvel 33,174
86 Tales of the Darkness 5 $2.95 Image 33,123
87 Hulk 1999 $3.50 Marvel 33,010
88 Clerks Lost Scene $2.95 Oni 32,531
89 Catwoman 73 $1.99 DC 32,154
90 Flash Annual 12 $2.95 DC 31,973
91 Gen 13 44 $2.50 DC 31,923
92 Authority 6 $2.50 DC 31,703
93 Star Wars 9 $2.50 Dark Horse 31,128
94 Nightwing Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 30,672
95 Batman 80 Page Giant 2 $4.95 DC 30,328
96 Supergirl 37 $1.99 DC 29,556
97 X-51 3 $1.99 Marvel 29,314
98 Star Wars The Bounty Hunters Aurra Sing $2.95 Dark Horse 28,925
99 Deathlok 3 $1.99 Marvel 28,874
100 Silver Surfer Loftier Than Mortals 1 $2.50 Marvel 28,807
101 Azrael Agent of the Bat 57 $2.25 DC 28,570
102 Silver Surfer Loftier Than Mortals 2 $2.50 Marvel 27,167
103 Catwoman Guardian Of Gotham 1 $5.95 DC 26,998
104 Undertaker 6 $2.95 Chaos 26,851
105 Starman 58 $2.50 DC 26,457
106 Hellboy Box Full Of Evil 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 26,372
107 Adrenalynn 1 $2.50 Image 25,966
108 Birds Of Prey 10 $1.99 DC 25,916
109 Nova 6 $1.99 Marvel 25,657
110 Jade Warriors 1 $2.50 Image 25,099
111 Spirit of the Tao 12 $2.50 Image 24,777
112 Superboy 67 $1.99 DC 24,755
113 Webspinners Tales Of Spider-Man 10 $2.50 Marvel 24,586
114 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Annual 1999 $4.95 Dark Horse 24,484
115 Martian Manhunter Annual 2 $2.95 DC 24,473
116 Martian Manhunter 11 $1.99 DC 24,428
117 Wonder Woman 149 $1.99 DC 24,417
118 Neon Cyber 2 $2.50 Image 24,360
119 Superman & Bugs Bunny 1 $2.50 DC 24,017
120 Speed Racer 1 $2.50 DC 23,859
121 Alley Cat 2 $2.50 Image 22,878
122 Legends of the DC Universe 21 $1.99 DC 22,777
123 Mankind 1 $2.95 Chaos 22,540
124 Lady Death Rapture 4 $2.95 Chaos 22,394
125 Lady Pendragon Dragon Blade 5 $2.50 Image 22,292
126 Nash 1 $2.95 Image 21,272
127 Hitman 42 $2.50 DC 20,827
128 Aquaman 60 $1.99 DC 20,630
129 Law (Living Assault Weapons) 2 $2.50 DC 20,484
130 Sailor Moon 11 $2.95 Mixx 20,467
131 Hourman 7 $2.50 DC 20,399
132 Savage Dragon 65 $2.50 Image 20,196
133 Savage Dragon 66 $2.50 Image 20,117
134 Mr Majestic 2 $2.50 DC 20,055
135 Slingers 11 $1.99 Marvel 19,881
136 Crow 7 $2.50 Image 19,368
137 Hellblazer 142 $2.50 DC 19,278
138 Stars And Stripe 3 $2.50 DC 19,261
139 Body Doubles 1 (Res) $2.50 DC 18,889
140 Supreme The Return 4 $2.99 Awesome 18,579
141 Impulse 53 $2.25 DC 18,393
142 Batman The Gotham Adventures 17 $1.99 DC 18,320
143 Sci Tech 2 $2.50 DC 18,320
144 Legion Of Super Heroes 120 $2.50 DC 18,303
145 Lionheart 2 $2.50 Awesome 18,201
146 Transmetropolitan 26 $2.50 DC 17,970
147 Flinch 5 $2.50 DC 17,948
148 Legionnaires 76 $2.50 DC 17,920
149 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 26 $2.75 Abstract 17,829
150 Purgatori Goddess Rising 3 $2.95 Chaos 17,598
151 Invisibles Volume 3 7 $2.95 DC 17,531
152 Vampirella Rebirth 1 $2.95 Harris 17,418
153 Simpsons Comics 44 $2.50 Bongo 17,249
154 Giantkiller 3 $2.50 DC 17,119
155 Books Of Magic 65 $2.50 DC 16,838
156 Dv8 31 $2.50 DC 16,240
157 Books Of Faerie Mollys Story 2 $2.50 DC 16,229
158 Conan Death Covered In Gold 2 $2.99 Marvel 16,060
159 More Than Mortal Otherworlds 2 $2.95 Image 16,060
160 Anarky 6 $2.50 DC 16,009
161 Dreaming 41 $2.50 DC 15,649
162 100 Bullets 3 $2.50 DC 15,384
163 Dark Horse Presents Annual 1999 Dhp Jr $4.95 Dark Horse 14,950
164 Kabuki Agents Scarab 1 $2.95 Image 14,809
165 Dragonball Z Part 2 9 $2.95 Viz 14,724
166 A Bizarro 4 $2.50 DC 14,713
167 Brigade Vol. 2 1 $2.99 Awesome 14,341
168 I Feel Sick A Book About A Girl $3.95 Slave Labor 14,302
169 Aliens Xenogenesis 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,862
170 Intrigue 1 $2.50 Image 13,795
171 Predator Xenogenesis 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 13,056
172 Congo Bill 1 $2.95 DC 12,775
173 Superman Adventures 36 $1.99 DC 12,747
174 Kaboom Vol. 2 3 $2.50 Awesome 12,690
175 Dragonball Part 2 6 $2.95 Viz 12,685
176 Evil Ernie Depraved 3 $2.95 Chaos 12,617
177 Oh My Goddess The Fourth Goddess 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 12,262
178 Heavy Liquid 1 $5.95 DC 12,172
179 Finals 2 $2.95 DC 12,087
180 Yeah 1 $2.95 DC 11,507
181 Ghost Handbook 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,662
182 Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit 8 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,549
183 Blue 1 $2.50 Image 10,391
184 Gary Giannis Monstermen $2.95 Dark Horse 10,335
185 Mysterymen Movie 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,329
186 Shi Five Year Celebration Comic $4.99 Crusade 10,256
187 Blade of the Immortal Heart ofDarkness (2 Of 8) 36 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,957
188 Tooth And Claw 1 $2.95 Image 9,828
189 Ranma 1/2 Part 8 5 $2.95 Viz 9,309
190 Heart of Empire Legacy ofLuther Arkwright 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 8,791
191 Bob Burdens Original Mysterymen 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,374
192 Neon Genesis Evangelion Book 4 7 $2.95 Viz 8,351
193 Cerebus 245 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 8,261
194 Solar Lord 6 $2.50 Image 7,861
195 M Katsuras Shadow Lady Eyes ofA Stranger (4 / 5) 11 $2.50 Dark Horse 7,816
196 Poison Elves 48 $2.50 Sirius 7,754
197 Tick & Arthur 4 $3.50 New England 7,461
198 Battlestar Galactica Season 3 3 $2.99 Realm 7,190
199 Animal Mystic Klor 2 $2.95 Sirius 7,134
200 Liberty Meadows 2 $2.95 Insight 6,762
201 Oni Double Feature 13 $2.95 Oni 6,711
202 Faust Book Of M 2 $3.95 Avatar 6,300
203 Journeyman 1 $2.95 Image 6,272
204 Sonic The Hedgehog 76 $1.79 Archie 6,137
205 Smiley Psychotic Buttons Movie Spec (Res) $2.95 Chaos 5,787
206 Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part 3 5 $3.25 Viz 5,534
207 Sock Monkey Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,500
208 Scooby-Doo 27 $1.99 DC 5,387
209 Gold Digger Vol. 2 2 $2.50 Antarctic 5,320
210 Knights of the Dinner Table 34 $2.95 Kenzer 5,291
211 Lodoss War Lady Of Pharis 5 $2.95 CPM 5,150
212 Zombieworld Tree Of Death 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 5,128
213 No Need For Tenchi Part 7 5 $2.95 Viz 5,060
214 Lodoss War Grey Witch 10 $2.95 CPM 5,038
215 Coven Blanc Noir 1 $4.99 Awesome 4,942
216 Dark Angel 4 $2.95 CPM 4,903
217 Forever Amber 2 $2.95 Image 4,897
218 Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 3 2 $2.50 Antarctic 4,897
219 Knuckles 30 $1.79 Archie 4,891
220 Penny Century 6 $2.95 Fantagraphics 4,829
221 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 31 $1.79 Archie 4,824
222 Adventures Of Evil & Malice 2 $3.50 Image 4,818
223 Dexters Laboratory 2 $1.99 DC 4,818
224 Shadowman Vol. 3 2 $2.50 Acclaim 4,784
225 Legacy 1 $2.99 Antarctic 4,660
226 Animaniacs Featuring Pinky & The Brain 53 $1.99 DC 4,378
227 Maison Ikkoku Part 9 5 $3.25 Viz 4,373
228 Cavewoman Pangaean Sea 1 $4.95 Basement 4,367
229 Tellos Prelude Exclusive 1 $5.00 American Entertainment 4,362
230 Martian Successor Nadesico 3 $2.95 CPM 4,288
231 Cosmic Ray 2 $2.95 Image 4,277
232 Silky Whip Extreme 4 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,159
233 Dylan Dog 6 $4.95 Dark Horse 4,131
234 Pokemon Vol. 2 Pikachu Shocks Back Curr Ptg 2 (O/A) $3.25 Viz 4,125
235 World War II 1946 2 $2.50 Antarctic 4,102
236 Cartoon Network Starring 2 $1.99 DC 4,074
237 Ninja High School Version 2 2 $2.50 Antarctic 4,069
238 Warlands Armore Chrome Ed 1 $12.95 Image 4,012
239 Vault Of Horror 29 $2.50 Gemstone 3,984
240 Silent Mobius Into The Labyrinth 4 $2.95 Viz 3,973
241 Kabuki Classics 8 $3.25 Image 3,905
242 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 6 $2.95 Viz 3,837
243 Varick Chronicles of the Dark Prince 2 $1.95 Q Comics 3,798
244 Sex Philes 8 $3.95 Fantagraphics 3,770
245 Blair Witch Project (O/A) $2.95 Oni 3,702
246 Nathan Never 6 $4.95 Dark Horse 3,685
247 Looney Tunes 57 $1.99 DC 3,657
248 Archie 489 $1.79 Archie 3,623
249 Betty & Veronica 141 $1.79 Archie 3,623
250 Archie Double Digest 111 $2.99 Archie 3,612
251 Berlin 7 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 3,556
252 Original Bondage Fairies 10 $3.50 Fantagraphics 3,511
253 Martin Mystery 6 $4.95 Dark Horse 3,499
254 Prophecy of the Soul Sorcerer 4 $2.95 Archie 3,471
255 Weasel Guy Road Trip 1 $2.95 Image 3,375
256 Golden Age Flash Archives Vol. 1 HC $49.95 DC 3,347
257 Betty 79 $1.79 Archie 3,313
258 Geobreeders 6 $2.95 CPM 3,274
259 Psychoanalysis 1 $2.50 Gemstone 3,257
260 Lady Pendragon Dragon Blade Chrome Ed 1 $5.00 Image 3,246
261 Ninja High School 70 $2.50 Antarctic 3,246
262 Cheryl Blossom 27 $1.79 Archie 3,201
263 Frontier Line 1 $2.95 CPM 3,178
264 Veronica 93 $1.79 Archie 3,173
265 Akiko 35 $2.50 Sirius 3,144
266 Jughead Double Digest 63 $2.99 Archie 3,127
267 Y2k The Comic $3.95 New England 3,071
268 Life Of A Fetus 1 $2.95 Slave Labor 3,020
269 Razor Areala Warrior Nun Dark Menace $3.95 London Night 2,992
270 Archie Digest 167 $1.99 Archie 2,975
271 Betty & Veronica Digest 107 $1.99 Archie 2,970
272 Betty & Veronica Spectacular 38 $1.79 Archie 2,913
273 Md 2 $2.50 Gemstone 2,885
274 Call Me Princess 4 $2.95 CPM 2,722
275 Clerks The Comic Book Curr Ptg 1 (O/A) $2.95 Oni 2,705
276 Mangaphile 1 $2.95 Radio 2,671
277 Pornotopia 1 $2.95 Radio 2,654
278 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 4 4 $2.95 Ironcat 2,643
279 Jinx Torso 6 $4.95 Image 2,632
280 Jughead 122 $1.79 Archie 2,587
281 Laugh Digest 153 $1.99 Archie 2,558
282 Jughead With Archie Digest 152 $1.99 Archie 2,541
283 Futabakun Change Vol. 3 2 $2.95 Ironcat 2,502
284 Measles 4 $2.95 Fantagraphics 2,417
285 Wyrd The Reluctant Warrior 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 2,384
286 Genus 37 $2.95 Radio 2,378
287 Geeksville 1 $2.75 Three Finger 2,305
288 Victorian 6 $2.95 Penny Farthing 2,215
289 Warhammer Monthly 19 $2.95 Games Workshop 2,209
290 Dynamic Forces Warlands Pat Lee Alt Cvr 1 $6.95 Dynamic Forces 2,006
291 Empty Zone Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Sirius 2,006
292 Negative One 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 1,989
293 Weasel 1 $4.95 Fantagraphics 1,950
294 Ogenki Clinic Vol. 4 5 $2.95 Ironcat 1,916
295 Furrlough 80 $2.95 Radio 1,854
296 Valkyr Vol. 1 4 $2.95 Ironcat 1,831
297 Spx 99 Comic $5.00 SPX 1,803
298 Black & White 1 $3.25 Viz 1,792
299 Love Touch 1 $2.95 Ironcat 1,792
300 Eddie Campbells Bacchus 46 $2.95 Eddie Campbell 1,764
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Star Wars Return of the Jedi Manga Vol. 3 $9.95 Dark Horse 10,966
2 Preacher Salvation $14.95 DC 7,934
3 Fathom Coll Ed Vol. 2 $5.95 Image 7,461
4 Pokemon Vol. 1 Electric Tale of Pikachu $12.95 Viz 6,373
5 Essential Uncanny X-Men $14.95 Marvel 5,297
6 Darkness Coll Ed Vol. 5 $5.95 Image 4,700
7 Pulp Fiction Library Mystery In Space $19.95 DC 4,097
8 Bone Vol. 6 Old Mans Cave $17.95 Cartoon 3,753
9 Star Wars Mara Jade By The Emps Hand $15.95 Dark Horse 3,268
10 Kiss Psycho Circus Vol. 2 Destroyer $9.95 Image 3,167
11 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Origin $9.95 Dark Horse 3,043
12 Robert E Howards Marchers Of Valhalla $6.95 Cross Plains 2,806
13 Robert E Howards Worms of the Earth $9.95 Cross Plains 2,733
14 Wildcats Trilogy Collection $7.95 DC 2,333
15 Barry Windsor Smith Opus $39.95 Fantagraphics 2,316
16 Intron Depot 2 Blades New Prtg $39.95 Dark Horse 2,299
17 Fushigi Yugi Vol. 1 Priestess $15.95 Viz 2,282
18 Legion ofSuper Heroes Beg of Tomorrow $17.95 DC 2,074
19 X-Men Road Trippin $19.95 Marvel 1,927
20 Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle of Trouble V 3 $9.95 Ken 1,893
21 Intron Depot New Prtg $39.95 Dark Horse 1,803
22 Diabolik Vol. 1 2 Fight Against Time $5.95 Scorpio 1,792
23 Star Wars Dark Forces Jedi Knight GSA $14.95 Dark Horse 1,713
24 Outlanders Vol. 7 $14.95 Dark Horse 1,696
25 Aliens Vs Predator Eternal $9.95 Dark Horse 1,691




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