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October 1999 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Another weak month, except for strength among graphic novels thanks to orders for the popular Sandman: Dream Hunters hardcover.

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 (resolicitated) 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-Men375$2.99Marvel114,868
2-X-Men95$1.99Marvel108,852
3-Danger Girl (resolicited)6$2.50DC102,341
4-Wolverine Metallic Foil Cvr145$3.99Marvel96,478
5-JLA36$1.99DC83,630
6-Spawn91$1.95Image83,271
7-Avengers23$1.99Marvel82,153
8-Daredevil (resolicited)10$2.50Marvel74,556
9-Earth X9$2.99Marvel70,976
10-X- Men The Hidden Years1$3.50Marvel68,002
11-Amazing Spider-Man12$2.99Marvel62,018
12-Fantastic Four24$1.99Marvel61,196
13-Peter Parker Spider-Man12$2.99Marvel59,514
14-Thor18$1.99Marvel58,576
15-X-Men Children of the Atom2$2.99Marvel58,011
16-Avengers Forever (resolicited)12$2.99Marvel57,616
17-Batman Dark Victory1$4.95DC57,115
18-Captain America24$1.99Marvel56,171
19-Iron Man23$1.99Marvel54,590
20-Wolverine 1999$3.50Marvel54,004
21-Mutant X15$1.99Marvel53,414
22-X Men Unlimited25$2.99Marvel53,240
23-Batman572$1.99DC52,723
24-Detective Comics739$1.99DC51,105
25-Witchblade36$2.50Image50,419
26-JSA5$2.50DC50,251
27-X Men Phoenix1$2.50Marvel50,024
28-Witchblade Darkness Special$3.95Image49,982
29-Batman No Mans Land0$4.95DC49,708
30-Avengers Domination Factor 2.4$2.50Marvel48,163
31-Batman Shadow of the Bat92$1.99DC46,950
32-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight124$1.99DC46,449
33-Nightwing38$1.99DC45,954
34-Crimson (reorders)13$2.50DC45,537
35-Generation X58$1.99Marvel45,516
36-Spawn The Undead5$2.25Image44,989
37-Fantastic Four Domination Factor2.3$2.50Marvel44,715
38-X Force97$1.99Marvel44,715
39-Inhumans12$2.99Marvel44,414
40-Hulk9$1.99Marvel44,388
41-Green Lantern119$1.99DC44,309
42-Gambit11$1.99Marvel44,251
43-Cable74$1.99Marvel43,017
44-Spawn The Dark Ages8$2.50Image42,585
45-Thunderbolts33$1.99Marvel42,268
46-Flash155$1.99DC42,194
47-Superman151$1.99DC41,509
48-Sin City Hell and Back4$2.95Dark Horse41,319
49-Preacher56$2.50DC41,240
50-Bishop The Last X-Man3$1.99Marvel41,235
51-Flash & Green Lantern The Brave & The Bold3$2.50DC40,302
52-Action Comics760$1.99DC40,212
53-Adventures of Superman573$1.99DC39,701
54-Superman The Man of Steel95$1.99DC39,490
55-Spider-Girl15$1.99Marvel39,231
56-X-Man58$1.99Marvel39,221
57-Titans10$2.50DC39,158
58-Tom Strong6$2.95DC38,862
59-Stone Cold Steve Austin1$2.95Chaos38,831
60-Tellos4$2.50Image37,829
61-Batman & Superman Worlds Finest9$1.99DC37,323
62-Robin71$1.99DC36,268
63-Top Ten4$2.95DC36,268
64-Batman No Mans Land Secret Files1$4.95DC36,200
65-Spider-Woman6$1.99Marvel35,889
66-Blade Vampire Hunter1$3.50Marvel35,377
67-Warlands3$2.50Image34,755
68-Promethea5$2.95DC34,750
69-JLA Primeval$5.95DC34,608
70-Galactus The Devourer4$2.50Marvel34,091
71-Generation X 1999$3.50Marvel34,091
72-Catwoman75$1.99DC33,964
73-Buffy The Vampire Slayer14$2.95Dark Horse33,949
74-Young Justice15$2.50DC33,706
75-Planetary7$2.50DC33,532
76-Fantastic Five3$1.99Marvel32,567
77-Pokemon Part 3 Electric Pikachu Boogaloo4$2.95Viz32,420
78-Wild Thing3$1.99Marvel32,251
79-Tomorrow Stories3$2.95DC32,166
80-Star Wars11$2.50Dark Horse32,008
81-Deadpool35$1.99Marvel31,908
82-Authority8$2.50DC31,803
83-Black Panther13$2.50Marvel31,486
84-Sam and Twitch3$2.50Image31,059
85-Batman Tarzan Claws of Catwoman2$2.95Dark Horse30,975
86-New Warriors3$2.50Marvel30,000
87-Gen 1346$2.50DC29,826
88-Spawn Blood & Salvation$4.95Image29,578
89-Flashpoint1$2.95DC28,739
90-Star Wars Bounty Hunters Kenix Kil$2.95Dark Horse28,497
91-Azrael Agent of the Bat59$2.25DC28,323
92-Xena Warrior Princess2$2.95Dark Horse28,144
93-Supergirl39$1.99DC27,806
94-Avengers United They Stand2$1.99Marvel27,047
95-Tenth Evils Child2$2.50Image26,857
96-X-515$1.99Marvel26,794
97-Starman60$2.50DC26,625
98-Ascension20$2.50Image26,388
99-Deathlok5$1.99Marvel26,272
100-Warlock4$1.99Marvel25,887
101-Birds of Prey12$1.99DC25,840
102-Wonder Woman151$1.99DC24,991
103-Lady Death Judgement War1$2.95Chaos24,237
104-Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man12$3.50Marvel23,915
105-Undertaker8$2.95Chaos23,736
106-Undertaker Halloween Special$2.95Chaos23,557
107-Wolverine Standard Cvr145$2.99Marvel23,457
108-Martian Manhunter13$1.99DC23,372
109-Cygor4$2.50Image23,309
110-Spirit of the Tao14$2.50Image23,304
111-Superboy69$1.99DC22,972
112-Batman Beyond2$1.99DC22,444
113-Legends of the DC Universe23$1.99DC22,191
114-Secret Origins of Super Villains 80 Page Giant1$4.95DC21,675
115-The Superman Monster (Res)$5.95DC21,648
116-Buffy the Vampire Slayer Spike & Dru Queen of Hearts$2.95Dark Horse21,390
117-Sailor Moon13$2.95Mixx21,163
118-Hitman44$2.50DC20,567
119-Adrenalynn3$2.50Image20,478
120-Neon Cyber4$2.50Image20,425
121-Aquaman62$1.99DC19,792
122-Savage Dragon68$2.50Image19,476
123-Armageddon2$2.95Chaos19,276
124-Spyboy1$2.50Dark Horse19,149
125-Hellblazer144$2.50DC19,091
126-Speed Racer3$2.50DC19,038
127-Legion of Super Heroes122$2.50DC19,012
128-Hourman9$2.50DC18,827
129-Transmetropolitan28$2.50DC18,680
130-Deathblow By Blows2$2.95DC18,632
131-Legionnaires78$2.50DC17,952
132-Impulse55$2.25DC17,915
133-Coven Vol. 25$2.99Awesome17,657
134-Batman The Gotham Adventures19$1.99DC17,515
135-Simpsons Comics45$2.50Bongo17,515
136-Law (Living Assault Weapons)4$2.50DC17,414
137-The Invisibles Volume 36$2.95DC17,299
138-Glory2$2.99Awesome17,082
139-Crow9$2.50Image16,956
140-Hellboy Jr1$2.95Dark Horse16,861
141-Books of Magic67$2.50DC16,808
142-Stupid Stupid Rat Creatures Adventures ofBig Johnson Bone2$2.95Cartoon16,476
143-Stars and Stripe5$2.50DC15,933
144-Dreaming43$2.50DC15,843
145-Vampirella Rebirth3$2.95Harris15,812
146-Flinch7$2.50DC15,759
147-Marvel Mystery Comics$3.95Marvel15,590
148-Supreme The Return6$2.99Awesome15,559
149-Books of Faerie Mollys Story4$2.50DC15,538
150-Pokemon Adventures2$5.95Viz15,337
151-Lady Pendragon Gallery Edition1$2.95Image15,274
152-Dragonball Z Part 211$2.95Viz15,253
153-Mr Majestic4$2.50DC15,242
154-Giantkiller5$2.50DC15,074
155-More Than Mortal Otherworlds4$2.95Image14,910
156-Timely Presents All Winners$3.99Marvel14,873
157-Jade Warriors2$2.50Image14,799
158-100 Bullets5$2.50DC14,457
159-Hulk Vs Thing$3.99Marvel14,436
160-Strange Adventures2$2.50DC14,214
161-Lionheart3$2.99Awesome14,114
162-Anarky8$2.50DC14,009
163-Body Doubles (reorders)3$2.50DC13,951
164-Alley Baggetts Alley Cat Lingerie Edition1$4.95Image13,845
165-Evil Ernie War of Dead1$2.95Chaos13,518
166-Sci Tech4$2.50DC13,429
167-Alan Moores Awesome Adventures2$2.99Awesome13,355
168-Dragonball Part 28$2.95Viz13,133
169-Kabuki Agents Scarab3$2.95Image13,091
170-Faith2$2.50DC12,622
171-Oh My Goddess The Fourth Goddess6$3.50Dark Horse12,490
172-Superman Adventures38$1.99DC12,406
173-Ball and Chain2$2.50DC12,348
174-Proposition Player1$2.50DC11,926
175-Aliens Xenogenesis3$2.95Dark Horse11,905
176-Ghost Vol. 213$2.95Dark Horse11,673
177-Predator Xenogenesis3$2.95Dark Horse11,177
178-Finals4$2.95DC10,750
179-Feeders$2.95Dark Horse10,239
180-Blade of the Immortal Heart of Darkness (4 of 8)38$2.95Dark Horse10,044
181-Anne Rices Tale of Body Thief2$2.95Sicilian Dragon9,901
182-Nightfall Black Chronicles1$2.95DC9,601
183-Q Unit Revenge2$2.95Image9,406
184-Heavy Liquid3$5.95DC9,321
185-Ranma 1/2 Part 87$2.95Viz9,269
186-Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady Eyes of A Stranger (1 / 7)13$2.50Dark Horse9,137
187-Bob Burdens Original Mysterymen4$2.95Dark Horse8,905
188-Nine Rings of Wu Tang Preview$5.00Image8,894
189-Usagi Yojimbo32$2.95Dark Horse8,847
190-Heart of Empire Legacy of Luther Arkwright7$3.50Dark Horse8,794
191-Congo Bill3$2.95DC8,752
192-Terminator The Dark Years2$2.95Dark Horse8,662
193-Quantum & Woody18$2.50Acclaim8,388
194-Intrigue3$2.50Image8,341
195-Cerebus247$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim8,230
196-Jenny Finn4$3.95Oni8,030
197-Poison Elves50$2.95Sirius7,988
198-Liberty Meadows3$2.95Insight7,761
199-Yeah3$2.95DC7,677
200-Tick & Arthur5$3.50New England7,313
201-Battlestar Galactica Season 35$2.99Realm7,281
202-Warchild Merlyn2$2.99Awesome7,176
203-Kin2$2.95Ice7,033
204-Galactica New Millennium2$2.99Realm7,028
205-R I P D1$2.95Dark Horse6,843
206-Drakuun Flames of Empire (1 of 6)25$2.95Dark Horse6,727
207-Animal Mystic Klor3$2.95Sirius6,575
208-Sonic The Hedgehog78$1.79Archie6,279
209-M Rex Preview$5.00Image6,206
210-Horror of Collier County1$2.95Dark Horse6,116
211-Blue3$2.50Image6,084
212-Shi0 Rough Cut Ed$4.99Crusade5,937
213-Little Gloomy1$2.95Slave Labor5,921
214-Gold Digger Vol. 24$2.50Antarctic5,742
215-Dynamic Forces Premiere Tellos Prologue1$5.00Dynamic Forces5,647
216-Knights of the Dinner Table36$2.95Kenzer5,636
217-Zorro Matanzas2$2.95Image5,631
218-Tooth & Claw3$2.50Image5,610
219-Scooby-Doo29$1.99DC5,604
220-Cavewoman Color Special$3.50Avatar5,499
221-Shadowman Vol. 34$2.50Acclaim5,467
222-Inu Yasha A Feudal Fairy Tale Part 37$3.25Viz5,399
223-Dark Horse Presents147$2.95Dark Horse5,394
224-Bondage Fairies Extreme1$3.50Fantagraphics5,383
225-Cartoon Network Starring4$1.99DC5,373
226-No Need For Tenchi Part 81$3.25Viz5,315
227-Tales of the Witchblade Collected Ed2$5.95Image5,288
228-Armorines Vol. 21$3.95Acclaim5,114
229-Time Traveler Ai1$2.95CPM5,019
230-Lodoss War Lady of Pharis7$2.95CPM5,003
231-Lodoss War Grey Witch12$2.95CPM4,951
232-Whiteout Melt2$2.95Oni4,882
233-Knuckles32$1.79Archie4,845
234-Sabrina The Teenage Witch33$1.79Archie4,835
235-Tales From The Crypt30$2.50Gemstone4,655
236-Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 34$2.50Antarctic4,608
237-Gold Digger Annual 1999$2.99Antarctic4,597
238-Rugrats Comic Adventures Vol. 13$2.95Nickelodeon4,566
239-Dexters Laboratory4$1.99DC4,524
240-Dark Angel6$2.95CPM4,513
241-Grrl Scouts4 (Res)$2.95Oni4,492
242-Ninja High School Version 24$2.50Antarctic4,423
243-Maison Ikkoku Part 97$3.50Viz4,397
244-World War II 19464$2.50Antarctic4,339
245-Out For Blood2$2.95Dark Horse4,255
246-Animaniacs Featuring Pinky and The Brain55$1.99DC4,149
247-Cavewoman Odyssey1$2.95Caliber4,081
248-Silky Whip Extreme6$3.95Fantagraphics4,060
249-Mystic Funnies2$4.95Last Gasp3,970
250-Adventures of Evil & Malice3$3.50Image3,923
251-Archie491$1.79Archie3,917
252-Journeyman3$2.95Image3,844
253-Martian Successor Nadesico5$2.95CPM3,812
254-Kabuki Classics10$3.25Image3,701
255-Silent Mobius Into The Labyrinth6$3.25Viz3,691
256-Forever Amber4$2.95Image3,670
257-Betty & Veronica143$1.79Archie3,664
258-Sex Philes10$3.95Fantagraphics3,643
259-Looney Tunes59$1.99DC3,522
260-Betty81$1.79Archie3,506
261-Mobile Suit Gundam 00798$2.95Viz3,506
262-Ninja High School71$2.99Antarctic3,474
263-Archies Christmas Stocking7$2.29Archie3,469
264-Hp Lovecrafts The Call of Cthulhu & Other Stories$5.95Cross Plains3,385
265-Jay & Silent Bob (reorders)4$2.95Oni3,380
266-Veronica95$1.79Archie3,279
267-Cheryl Blossom28$1.79Archie3,227
268-Geobreeders8$2.95CPM3,184
269-Betty & Veronica Double Digest85$2.99Archie3,148
270-Akiko36$2.95Sirius3,137
271-Robert E Howards The Black Stone & Other Stories$3.95Cross Plains3,132
272-Luftwaffe 1946 Technical Manual Vol. 3$3.99Antarctic3,105
273-Panic12$2.50Gemstone3,037
274-Betty & Veronica Spectacular39$1.79Archie2,974
275-Psychoanalysis3$2.50Gemstone2,921
276-Md4$2.50Gemstone2,826
277-Archie Digest168$1.99Archie2,663
278-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 46$2.95Ironcat2,647
279-Holiday Fun Digest4$1.99Archie2,610
280-Batman Secret Files1$4.95DC2,599
281-Jughead124$1.79Archie2,583
282-Futabakun Change Vol. 34$2.95Ironcat2,462
283-Jughead Double Digest64$2.99Archie2,452
284-Cosmic Ray3$2.95Image2,431
285-Thieves & Kings29$2.50I Box2,425
286-Varick Chronicles of the Dark Prince4$1.95Q Comics2,404
287-Housewives At Play3$2.95Fantagraphics2,383
288-Neon Cyber Glow In The Dark Edition1$6.95Image2,373
289-Frontier Line2$2.95CPM2,330
290-Genus38$2.95Radio2,330
291-Laugh Digest154$1.99Archie2,325
292-Call Me Princess6$2.95CPM2,304
293-Victorian8$2.95Penny Farthing2,235
294-Mangazine4$8.99Antarctic2,204
295-Wyrd The Reluctant Warrior4$2.95Slave Labor2,199
296-Action Girl Comics19$2.95Slave Labor2,167
297-Weasel Guy Road Trip3$2.95Image2,156
298-Kaboom Collected1$5.95Awesome2,135
299-Tom Strong (reorders)1$3.50DC2,119
300-Geeksville2$2.75Three Finger2,083

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October 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.

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The Sandman: Dream Hunters hardcover made for a huge month for graphic novels.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11 Sandman The Dream Hunters HC$29.95DC18,838
22Son of Superman HC$24.95DC8,372
315Fathom Collected Edition Vol. 3$5.95Image7,065
45Batman The Long Halloween$19.95DC6,807
58Jay & Silent Bob$11.95Oni6,126
63Battlechasers A Gathering of Heroes HC$24.95DC5,921
711Sailor Moon Pocket Mixx Vol. 5$9.95Mixx5,040
87Essential Fantastic Four Volume 2$14.95Marvel4,988
910JLA The Titans The Technis Imperative$12.95DC4,065
109Star Wars Crimson Empire II Council of Blood$17.95Dark Horse3,511
1113Oh My Goddess The Queen of Vengeance$13.95Dark Horse3,316
1217Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan The Untamed$11.95Dark Horse3,121
136Marvel Masterworks Thor Volume 1 HC$34.95Marvel3,090
1421Buffy The Vampire Slayer Uninvited Guests$10.95Dark Horse2,858
154Legion of Super Heroes Archives Volume 9 HC$49.95DC2,842
1616Veils Sc$14.95DC2,752
1712Villany of Dr Doom$17.95Marvel2,583
1825Lady Death Judgement War 1 Premium Ed$9.99Chaos2,441
1914Scary Godmother The Mystery Date HC$19.95Sirius2,309
2019Video Girl Ai Vol. 1$15.95Viz2,167
2124Too Much Coffee Mans Parade of Tirade$12.95Dark Horse2,109
2227Stone Cold Steve Austin 1 Premium$9.99Chaos2,056
2323Inu Yasha Vol. 5$15.95Viz1,903
2418Deathblow Sinners and Saints$19.95DC1,777
2526Sorcerer Hunters Mixx Manga Vol. 1$11.95Mixx1,766