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August 1999 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


 No premieres in the Top 19 resulted in a month slightly weaker than the same month in 1998.

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 (resolicited) 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-Men373$1.99Marvel116,274
2-X-Men93$1.99Marvel113,248
3-Fathom9$2.50Image90,330
4-Spawn89$1.95Image86,617
5-JLA34$1.99DC84,008
6-Avengers21$1.99Marvel82,870
7-Wolverine143$1.99Marvel80,503
8-Daredevil (resolicited)9$2.50Marvel77,505
9-Astonishing X-Men2$2.50Marvel75,775
10-Earth X7$2.99Marvel74,986
11-Amazing Spider-Man10$1.99Marvel64,060
12-Fantastic Four22$1.99Marvel63,158
13-Thor16$1.99Marvel61,935
14-Peter Parker Spider-Man10$1.99Marvel61,141
15-Captain America22$1.99Marvel59,946
16-Avengers Forever11$2.99Marvel58,994
17-Spawn The Undead3$1.95Image57,461
18-Iron Man21$1.99Marvel56,678
19-Batman570$1.99DC56,351
20-Warlands1$2.50Image56,249
21-Batman Harley Quinn$5.95DC55,173
22-Mutant X13$1.99Marvel54,801
23-Detective Comics737$1.99DC54,576
24-Bishop The Last X-Man1$2.99Marvel54,131
25-Spawn The Dark Ages6$2.50Image52,006
26-JSA3$2.50DC51,803
27-Witchblade34$2.50Image49,645
28-Sam and Twitch1$2.50Image49,324
29-Wild Thing1$1.99Marvel47,464
30-Flash & Green Lantern Brave & The Bold1$2.50DC47,357
31-Contest of Champions II3$2.50Marvel47,092
32-Generation X56$1.99Marvel47,087
33-X-Force95$1.99Marvel46,788
34-Darkness26$2.50Image46,766
35-X-Men True Friends2$2.99Marvel46,670
36-Gambit9$1.99Marvel46,399
37-Contest of Champions II4$2.50Marvel46,365
38-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight122$1.99DC46,360
39-Cable72$1.99Marvel46,151
40-Batman Shadow of the Bat90$1.99DC45,836
41-Fantastic Five1$1.99Marvel45,503
42-Inhumans (resolicited)10$2.99Marvel45,357
43-Green Lantern117$1.99DC44,557
44-Hulk7$1.99Marvel44,444
45-Sin City Hell & Back2$2.95Dark Horse44,207
46-Nightwing36$1.99DC44,185
47-Tomorrow Stories1$3.50DC43,920
48-Thunderbolts31$1.99Marvel43,334
49-Spider-Man Chapter 112$3.50Marvel42,917
50-JLA Foreign Bodies$5.95DC42,387
51-New Warriors1$2.99Marvel42,274
52-Spider-Woman4$1.99Marvel42,055
53-Superman149$1.99DC41,711
54-Titans8$2.50DC41,187
55-X-Man56$1.99Marvel41,102
56-Preacher54$2.50DC40,888
57-Spider-Girl13$1.99Marvel40,747
58-Flash153$1.99DC40,635
59-Captain America 1999$3.50Marvel40,550
60-Tom Strong5$2.95DC40,049
61-Warlock1$1.99Marvel40,015
62-Cable Wolverine Guts N Glory$5.99Marvel39,739
63-Galactus The Devourer2$2.50Marvel39,710
64-Top Ten2$2.95DC39,502
65-Crimson Spec Scarlet X Blood On The Moon$3.95DC39,243
66-Batman & Superman Worlds Finest7$1.99DC38,995
67-Promethea3$2.95DC38,482
68-Action Comics758$1.99DC37,817
69-Superman The Man of Steel93$1.99DC37,580
70-Adventures of Superman571$1.99DC37,349
71-Divine Intervention Wildcats$2.50DC36,977
72-Buffy The Vampire Slayer12$2.95Dark Horse36,589
73-Warlock2$1.99Marvel36,121
74-Kiss Psycho Circus23$2.25Image35,231
75-Green Lantern Annual8$2.95DC35,185
76-Divine Intervention Gen 13$2.50DC34,892
77-Robin69$1.99DC34,870
78-Young Justice13$2.50DC34,735
79-Cygor2$2.50Image34,639
80-Pokemon Electric Pikachu Boogaloo2$2.95Viz34,521
81-Batman Chronicles18$2.95DC34,087
82-Darkchylde The Legacy (resolicited)4$2.50DC34,081
83-Black Panther (resolicited)11$2.50Marvel34,058
84-Superman Annual11$2.95DC33,298
85-Deadpool33$1.99Marvel33,174
86-Tales of the Darkness5$2.95Image33,123
87-Hulk 1999$3.50Marvel33,010
88-Clerks Lost Scene$2.95Oni32,531
89-Catwoman73$1.99DC32,154
90-Flash Annual12$2.95DC31,973
91-Gen 1344$2.50DC31,923
92-Authority6$2.50DC31,703
93-Star Wars9$2.50Dark Horse31,128
94-Nightwing Secret Files1$4.95DC30,672
95-Batman 80 Page Giant2$4.95DC30,328
96-Supergirl37$1.99DC29,556
97-X-513$1.99Marvel29,314
98-Star Wars The Bounty Hunters Aurra Sing$2.95Dark Horse28,925
99-Deathlok3$1.99Marvel28,874
100-Silver Surfer Loftier Than Mortals1$2.50Marvel28,807
101-Azrael Agent of the Bat57$2.25DC28,570
102-Silver Surfer Loftier Than Mortals2$2.50Marvel27,167
103-Catwoman Guardian of Gotham1$5.95DC26,998
104-Undertaker6$2.95Chaos26,851
105-Starman58$2.50DC26,457
106-Hellboy Box Full of Evil1$2.95Dark Horse26,372
107-Adrenalynn1$2.50Image25,966
108-Birds of Prey10$1.99DC25,916
109-Nova6$1.99Marvel25,657
110-Jade Warriors1$2.50Image25,099
111-Spirit of the Tao12$2.50Image24,777
112-Superboy67$1.99DC24,755
113-Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man10$2.50Marvel24,586
114-Buffy The Vampire Slayer Annual 1999$4.95Dark Horse24,484
115-Martian Manhunter Annual2$2.95DC24,473
116-Martian Manhunter11$1.99DC24,428
117-Wonder Woman149$1.99DC24,417
118-Neon Cyber2$2.50Image24,360
119-Superman & Bugs Bunny1$2.50DC24,017
120-Speed Racer1$2.50DC23,859
121-Alley Cat2$2.50Image22,878
122-Legends of the DC Universe21$1.99DC22,777
123-Mankind1$2.95Chaos22,540
124-Lady Death Rapture4$2.95Chaos22,394
125-Lady Pendragon Dragon Blade5$2.50Image22,292
126-Nash1$2.95Image21,272
127-Hitman42$2.50DC20,827
128-Aquaman60$1.99DC20,630
129-Law (Living Assault Weapons)2$2.50DC20,484
130-Sailor Moon11$2.95Mixx20,467
131-Hourman7$2.50DC20,399
132-Savage Dragon65$2.50Image20,196
133-Savage Dragon66$2.50Image20,117
134-Mr Majestic2$2.50DC20,055
135-Slingers11$1.99Marvel19,881
136-Crow7$2.50Image19,368
137-Hellblazer142$2.50DC19,278
138-Stars and Stripe3$2.50DC19,261
139-Body Doubles (resolicited)1$2.50DC18,889
140-Supreme The Return4$2.99Awesome18,579
141-Impulse53$2.25DC18,393
142-Batman The Gotham Adventures17$1.99DC18,320
143-Sci Tech2$2.50DC18,320
144-Legion of Super Heroes120$2.50DC18,303
145-Lionheart2$2.50Awesome18,201
146-Transmetropolitan26$2.50DC17,970
147-Flinch5$2.50DC17,948
148-Legionnaires76$2.50DC17,920
149-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III26$2.75Abstract17,829
150-Purgatori Goddess Rising3$2.95Chaos17,598
151-Invisibles Volume 37$2.95DC17,531
152-Vampirella Rebirth1$2.95Harris17,418
153-Simpsons Comics44$2.50Bongo17,249
154-Giantkiller3$2.50DC17,119
155-Books of Magic65$2.50DC16,838
156-Dv831$2.50DC16,240
157-Books of Faerie Mollys Story2$2.50DC16,229
158-Conan Death Covered In Gold2$2.99Marvel16,060
159-More Than Mortal Otherworlds2$2.95Image16,060
160-Anarky6$2.50DC16,009
161-Dreaming41$2.50DC15,649
162-100 Bullets3$2.50DC15,384
163-Dark Horse Presents Annual 1999 Dhp Jr$4.95Dark Horse14,950
164-Kabuki Agents Scarab1$2.95Image14,809
165-Dragonball Z Part 29$2.95Viz14,724
166-A Bizarro4$2.50DC14,713
167-Brigade Vol. 21$2.99Awesome14,341
168-I Feel Sick A Book About A Girl$3.95Slave Labor14,302
169-Aliens Xenogenesis1$2.95Dark Horse13,862
170-Intrigue1$2.50Image13,795
171-Predator Xenogenesis1$2.95Dark Horse13,056
172-Congo Bill1$2.95DC12,775
173-Superman Adventures36$1.99DC12,747
174-Kaboom Vol. 23$2.50Awesome12,690
175-Dragonball Part 26$2.95Viz12,685
176-Evil Ernie Depraved3$2.95Chaos12,617
177-Oh My Goddess The Fourth Goddess4$3.50Dark Horse12,262
178-Heavy Liquid1$5.95DC12,172
179-Finals2$2.95DC12,087
180-Yeah1$2.95DC11,507
181-Ghost Handbook1$2.95Dark Horse10,662
182-Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit8$2.95Dark Horse10,549
183-Blue1$2.50Image10,391
184-Gary Giannis Monstermen$2.95Dark Horse10,335
185-Mysterymen Movie1$2.95Dark Horse10,329
186-Shi Five Year Celebration Comic$4.99Crusade10,256
187-Blade of the Immortal Heart of Darkness36$2.95Dark Horse9,957
188-Tooth and Claw1$2.95Image9,828
189-Ranma 1/2 Part 85$2.95Viz9,309
190-Heart of Empire Legacy ofLuther Arkwright5$3.50Dark Horse8,791
191-Bob Burdens Original Mysterymen2$2.95Dark Horse8,374
192-Neon Genesis Evangelion Book 47$2.95Viz8,351
193-Cerebus245$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim8,261
194-Solar Lord6$2.50Image7,861
195-M Katsuras Shadow Lady Eyes of a Stranger11$2.50Dark Horse7,816
196-Poison Elves48$2.50Sirius7,754
197-Tick & Arthur4$3.50New England7,461
198-Battlestar Galactica Season 33$2.99Realm7,190
199-Animal Mystic Klor2$2.95Sirius7,134
200-Liberty Meadows2$2.95Insight6,762
201-Oni Double Feature13$2.95Oni6,711
202-Faust Book of M2$3.95Avatar6,300
203-Journeyman1$2.95Image6,272
204-Sonic The Hedgehog76$1.79Archie6,137
205-Smiley Psychotic Buttons Movie Spec (resolicited)$2.95Chaos5,787
206-Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part 35$3.25Viz5,534
207-Sock Monkey Vol. 22$2.95Dark Horse5,500
208-Scooby-Doo27$1.99DC5,387
209-Gold Digger Vol. 22$2.50Antarctic5,320
210-Knights of the Dinner Table34$2.95Kenzer5,291
211-Lodoss War Lady of Pharis5$2.95CPM5,150
212-Zombieworld Tree of Death3$2.95Dark Horse5,128
213-No Need For Tenchi Part 75$2.95Viz5,060
214-Lodoss War Grey Witch10$2.95CPM5,038
215-Coven Blanc Noir1$4.99Awesome4,942
216-Dark Angel4$2.95CPM4,903
217-Forever Amber2$2.95Image4,897
218-Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 32$2.50Antarctic4,897
219-Knuckles30$1.79Archie4,891
220-Penny Century6$2.95Fantagraphics4,829
221-Sabrina The Teenage Witch31$1.79Archie4,824
222-Adventures of Evil & Malice2$3.50Image4,818
223-Dexters Laboratory2$1.99DC4,818
224-Shadowman Vol. 32$2.50Acclaim4,784
225-Legacy1$2.99Antarctic4,660
226-Animaniacs Featuring Pinky & The Brain53$1.99DC4,378
227-Maison Ikkoku Part 95$3.25Viz4,373
228-Cavewoman Pangaean Sea1$4.95Basement4,367
229-Tellos Prelude Exclusive1$5.00American Entertainment4,362
230-Martian Successor Nadesico3$2.95CPM4,288
231-Cosmic Ray2$2.95Image4,277
232-Silky Whip Extreme4$3.50Fantagraphics4,159
233-Dylan Dog6$4.95Dark Horse4,131
234-Pokemon Vol. 2 Pikachu Shocks Back (reorders)2$3.25Viz4,125
235-World War II 19462$2.50Antarctic4,102
236-Cartoon Network Starring2$1.99DC4,074
237-Ninja High School Version 22$2.50Antarctic4,069
238-Warlands Armore Chrome Ed1$12.95Image4,012
239-Vault of Horror29$2.50Gemstone3,984
240-Silent Mobius Into The Labyrinth4$2.95Viz3,973
241-Kabuki Classics8$3.25Image3,905
242-Mobile Suit Gundam 00796$2.95Viz3,837
243-Varick Chronicles of the Dark Prince2$1.95Q Comics3,798
244-Sex Philes8$3.95Fantagraphics3,770
245-Blair Witch Project (reorders)$2.95Oni3,702
246-Nathan Never6$4.95Dark Horse3,685
247-Looney Tunes57$1.99DC3,657
248-Archie489$1.79Archie3,623
249-Betty & Veronica141$1.79Archie3,623
250-Archie Double Digest111$2.99Archie3,612
251-Berlin7$2.95Drawn & Quarterly3,556
252-Original Bondage Fairies10$3.50Fantagraphics3,511
253-Martin Mystery6$4.95Dark Horse3,499
254-Prophecy of the Soul Sorcerer4$2.95Archie3,471
255-Weasel Guy Road Trip1$2.95Image3,375
256-Golden Age Flash Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC3,347
257-Betty79$1.79Archie3,313
258-Geobreeders6$2.95CPM3,274
259-Psychoanalysis1$2.50Gemstone3,257
260-Lady Pendragon Dragon Blade Chrome Ed1$5.00Image3,246
261-Ninja High School70$2.50Antarctic3,246
262-Cheryl Blossom27$1.79Archie3,201
263-Frontier Line1$2.95CPM3,178
264-Veronica93$1.79Archie3,173
265-Akiko35$2.50Sirius3,144
266-Jughead Double Digest63$2.99Archie3,127
267-Y2k The Comic$3.95New England3,071
268-Life of A Fetus1$2.95Slave Labor3,020
269-Razor Areala Warrior Nun Dark Menace$3.95London Night2,992
270-Archie Digest167$1.99Archie2,975
271-Betty & Veronica Digest107$1.99Archie2,970
272-Betty & Veronica Spectacular38$1.79Archie2,913
273-Md2$2.50Gemstone2,885
274-Call Me Princess4$2.95CPM2,722
275-Clerks The Comic Book (reorders)1$2.95Oni2,705
276-Mangaphile1$2.95Radio2,671
277-Pornotopia1$2.95Radio2,654
278-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 44$2.95Ironcat2,643
279-Jinx Torso6$4.95Image2,632
280-Jughead122$1.79Archie2,587
281-Laugh Digest153$1.99Archie2,558
282-Jughead With Archie Digest152$1.99Archie2,541
283-Futabakun Change Vol. 32$2.95Ironcat2,502
284-Measles4$2.95Fantagraphics2,417
285-Wyrd The Reluctant Warrior2$2.95Slave Labor2,384
286-Genus37$2.95Radio2,378
287-Geeksville1$2.75Three Finger2,305
288-Victorian6$2.95Penny Farthing2,215
289-Warhammer Monthly19$2.95Games Workshop2,209
290-Dynamic Forces Warlands Pat Lee Alt Cvr1$6.95Dynamic Forces2,006
291-Empty Zone Vol. 22$2.95Sirius2,006
292-Negative One1$2.95Dark Horse1,989
293-Weasel1$4.95Fantagraphics1,950
294-Ogenki Clinic Vol. 45$2.95Ironcat1,916
295-Furrlough80$2.95Radio1,854
296-Valkyr Vol. 14$2.95Ironcat1,831
297-Spx 99 Comic$5.00SPX1,803
298-Black & White1$3.25Viz1,792
299-Love Touch1$2.95Ironcat1,792
300-Eddie Campbells Bacchus46$2.95Eddie Campbell1,764





August 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 #3 #4

A softer month for graphic novels in the top 25, year-over-year.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
12Star Wars Return of the Jedi Manga Vol. 3$9.95Dark Horse10,966
21Preacher Salvation$14.95DC7,934
312Fathom Coll Ed Vol. 2$5.95Image7,461
45Pokemon Vol. 1 Electric Tale of Pikachu$12.95Viz6,373
57Essential Uncanny X-Men$14.95Marvel5,297
619Darkness Coll Ed Vol. 5$5.95Image4,700
76Pulp Fiction Library Mystery In Space$19.95DC4,097
89Bone Vol. 6 Old Mans Cave$17.95Cartoon3,753
910Star Wars Mara Jade By The Emps Hand$15.95Dark Horse3,268
1016Kiss Psycho Circus Vol. 2 Destroyer$9.95Image3,167
1117Buffy The Vampire Slayer Origin$9.95Dark Horse3,043
1229Robert E Howards Marchers of Valhalla$6.95Cross Plains2,806
1321Robert E Howards Worms of the Earth$9.95Cross Plains2,733
1432Wildcats Trilogy Collection$7.95DC2,333
153Barry Windsor Smith Opus$39.95Fantagraphics2,316
164Intron Depot 2 Blades New Prtg$39.95Dark Horse2,299
1715Fushigi Yugi Vol. 1 Priestess$15.95Viz2,282
1814Legion ofSuper Heroes Beg of Tomorrow$17.95DC2,074
1913X-Men Road Trippin$19.95Marvel1,927
2031Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle of Trouble V 3$9.95Ken1,893
218Intron Depot New Prtg$39.95Dark Horse1,803
2249Diabolik Vol. 1 2 Fight Against Time$5.95Scorpio1,792
2323Star Wars Dark Forces Jedi Knight GSA$14.95Dark Horse1,713
2424Outlanders Vol. 7$14.95Dark Horse1,696
2536Aliens Vs Predator Eternal$9.95Dark Horse1,691