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November 1999 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Tomb Raider hit big, the first non-X-Men issue to top the charts all year.

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-Tomb Raider1$2.50Image189,455
2-Uncanny X-Men376$1.99Marvel110,180
3-X-Men96$1.99Marvel106,841
4-Wolverine146$1.99Marvel83,843
5-JLA37$1.99DC80,044
6-Avengers24$1.99Marvel79,877
7-Spawn92$1.95Image78,553
8-Daredevil (resolicited)11$2.50Marvel71,719
9-Earth X10$2.99Marvel67,559
10-Danger Girl Special$3.50DC64,969
11-Fathom10$2.50Image61,981
12-Fantastic Four25$2.99Marvel61,620
13-Amazing Spider-Man13$1.99Marvel58,883
14-X-Men The Hidden Years2$2.50Marvel58,737
15-Peter Parker Spider-Man13$1.99Marvel58,031
16-Thor19$1.99Marvel57,214
17-Captain America25$2.99Marvel56,309
18-X-Men Children of the Atom3$2.99Marvel53,614
19-Iron Man24$1.99Marvel53,033
20-Batman573$1.99DC52,327
21-Cable75$2.99Marvel52,060
22-Rising Stars3$2.50Image51,589
23-Mutant X16$1.99Marvel51,296
24-Detective Comics740$1.99DC50,966
25-Batman Dark Victory2$2.95DC50,689
26-JSA6$2.50DC48,617
27-Darkness Witchblade Special$3.95Image48,219
28-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight125$1.99DC47,283
29-Wildcats Volume 26$2.50DC47,042
30-Heroes Reborn Doomsday$1.99Marvel46,670
31-Darkness28$2.50Image45,749
32-Batman Shadow of the Bat93$1.99DC45,237
33-Nightwing39$1.99DC45,043
34-Heroes Reborn Doom$1.99Marvel44,708
35-Captain Marvel1$2.50Marvel44,221
36-Generation X59$1.99Marvel44,080
37-X-Men Hellfire Club1$2.50Marvel44,080
38-X-Force98$1.99Marvel43,934
39-Crimson14$2.50DC43,128
40-Green Lantern120$1.99DC42,516
41-X-Men Phoenix2$2.50Marvel42,484
42-Kurt Busieks Astro City Volume 220$2.50DC42,045
43-Gambit12$2.99Marvel41,480
44-Flash156$1.99DC41,375
45-Hulk10$1.99Marvel40,632
46-Avengers Domination Factor 3.6$2.50Marvel40,344
47-Thunderbolts34$1.99Marvel40,334
48-Spawn The Undead6$2.25Image40,239
49-Preacher57$2.50DC39,889
50-Sin City Hell and Back5$2.95Dark Horse38,989
51-Batman Daredevil$5.95DC38,926
52-Superman152$1.99DC38,905
53-Spawn The Dark Ages9$2.50Image38,382
54-Steam Punk Catechism$2.50DC38,261
55-Bishop The Last X-Man4$1.99Marvel38,073
56-Action Comics761$1.99DC37,785
57-X-Man59$1.99Marvel37,722
58-Heroes Reborn Masters of Evil$1.99Marvel37,581
59-Fantastic Four Domination Factor3.5$2.50Marvel37,550
60-Heroes Reborn Young Allies$1.99Marvel37,450
61-Spider-Girl16$1.99Marvel37,440
62-Heroes Reborn Ashema$1.99Marvel37,403
63-Flash & Green Lantern Brave & The Bold4$2.50DC37,241
64-Heroes Reborn Remnants$1.99Marvel37,121
65-Titans11$2.50DC37,074
66-Superman The Man of Steel96$1.99DC37,058
67-Warlands4$2.50Image36,896
68-Adventures of Superman574$1.99DC36,812
69-Heroes Reborn Rebel$1.99Marvel36,629
70-Batman & Superman Worlds Finest10$4.95DC36,032
71-Star Wars Union1$2.95Dark Horse35,886
72-Robin72$1.99DC35,022
73-Top Ten5$2.95DC34,028
74-Dawn Return of the Goddess3$2.95Sirius33,411
75-Catwoman76$1.99DC33,144
76-Planetary8$2.50DC32,893
77-Young Justice16$2.50DC32,615
78-Spider-Woman7$1.99Marvel32,129
79-Buffy The Vampire Slayer15$2.95Dark Horse31,940
80-Galactus The Devourer5$2.50Marvel31,276
81-Authority9$2.50DC31,271
82-Pokemon Surfs Up Pikachu1$3.50Viz30,962
83-Kiss Psycho Circus25$2.25Image30,569
84-Star Wars12$2.50Dark Horse30,491
85-Deadpool36$1.99Marvel30,046
86-Angel1$2.95Dark Horse29,952
87-Blade Vampire Hunter2$2.50Marvel29,947
88- Batman Chronicles19$2.95DC29,811
89-Nine Rings of Wu Tang1$2.95Image29,235
90-Black Panther14$2.50Marvel29,146
91-Fantastic Five4$1.99Marvel29,052
92-Wild Thing4$1.99Marvel29,000
93-Gen 1347$2.50DC28,675
94-Tomorrow Stories4$2.95DC28,534
95-X-Babies Reborn$3.50Marvel28,325
96-Azrael Agent of the Bat60$2.25DC27,969
97-Stone Cold Steve Austin2$2.95Chaos27,890
98-Batman Tarzan Claws of the Catwoman3$2.95Dark Horse27,749
99-Sam and Twitch4$2.50Image27,430
100-Supergirl40$1.99DC27,283
101-Tenth Evils Child3$2.50Image27,236
102-New Warriors4$2.50Marvel27,043
103-Spider-Man Unlimited1$2.99Marvel26,906
104-Starman61$2.50DC25,808
105-Birds of Prey13$1.99DC24,662
106-Xena Warrior Princess3$2.95Dark Horse24,656
107-Flashpoint2$2.95DC24,520
108-Batman Doa$6.95DC24,348
109-X-516$1.99Marvel23,913
110-Ascension21$2.95Image23,908
111-Spider-Man Unlimited2$1.99Marvel23,877
112-Wonder Woman152$1.99DC23,872
113-Sailor Moon14$2.95Mixx23,772
114-Lady Death Vs Purgatori1$3.50Chaos23,416
115-M Rex1$2.95Image23,317
116-Warlock5$1.99Marvel23,113
117-Deathlok6$1.99Marvel22,490
118-Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man13$2.50Marvel22,443
119-Superboy70$1.99DC22,208
120-Martian Manhunter14$1.99DC22,124
121-Undertaker9$2.95Chaos21,684
122-The Witching Hour1$5.95DC21,485
123-Lady Death Judgement War2$2.95Chaos21,449
124-Aquaman63$1.99DC20,831
125-Lady Pendragon7$3.95Image20,674
126-Avengers United They Stand3$1.99Marvel20,627
127-Batman Beyond3$1.99DC20,559
128-Star Trek Voyager False Colors$5.95DC20,387
129-Superman Inc$6.95DC20,057
130-Beast Boy1$2.95DC19,837
131-Hitman45$2.50DC19,738
132-Armageddon3$2.95Chaos19,209
133-Legends of the DC Universe24$1.99DC19,188
134-Neon Cyber5$2.50Image19,178
135-Savage Dragon69$2.50Image18,853
136-Legends of the DC Universe 80 Page Giant2$4.95DC18,822
137-Transmetropolitan29$2.50DC18,377
138-Lady Pendragon Origin of Merlin1$2.50Image18,267
139-Hellblazer (resolicited)144$2.50DC18,048
140-Impulse56$2.25DC17,990
141-Legion of Super Heroes123$2.50DC17,948
142-Cygor5$2.50Image17,791
143-Hourman10$2.50DC17,639
144-Demonslayer1$2.95Image17,598
145-The Patriots1$2.50DC17,587
146-Vertigo Winters Edge III$6.95DC17,545
147-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III28$2.75Abstract17,493
148-Legionnaires79$2.50DC17,482
149-Coven Vol. 26$2.99Awesome17,294
150-Vampirella Dangerous Games1$2.95Harris16,860
151-The Invisibles Volume 35$2.95DC16,645
152-Batman Gotham Adventures20$1.99DC16,514
153-Books of Magic68$2.50DC16,195
154-Law (Living Assault Weapons)5$2.50DC16,096
155-Dragonball Z Part 212$2.95Viz16,022
156-Glory3$2.99Awesome15,777
157-Alley Cat4$2.50Image15,745
158-Stupid Stupid Rat Tails Adventures Big Johnson Bone3$2.95Cartoon15,714
159-Crow10$2.50Image15,232
160-Gen 13 A Christmas Caper$5.95DC15,180
161-Hellboy Jr2$2.95Dark Horse15,143
162-Dreaming44$2.50DC15,002
163-Deathblow Byblows3$2.95DC14,714
164-Stars and Stripe6$2.50DC14,672
165-Flinch8$2.50DC14,604
166-Giantkiller6$2.50DC14,327
167-Spyboy2$2.50Dark Horse14,264
168-Exposure3$2.50Image14,076
169-Witchfinder2$2.95Image14,024
170-Supreme The Return7$2.99Awesome13,877
171-More Than Mortal5$2.95Image13,867
172-Atomic Toybox1$2.50Image13,683
173-Dragonball Part 29$2.95Viz13,464
174-100 Bullets6$2.50DC13,291
175-Strange Adventures3$2.50DC13,265
176-Mr Majestic5$2.50DC13,124
177-Madman16$2.95Dark Horse12,899
178-Body Doubles4$2.50DC12,501
179-Unity 20001$2.50Acclaim12,156
180-Oh My Goddess The Fourth Goddess7$3.50Dark Horse12,135
181-Superman Adventures39$1.99DC12,108
182-Prophet Legacy1$2.99Awesome11,951
183-Evil Ernie War of Dead2$2.95Chaos11,852
184-Danger Girl The Dangerous Collection3$5.95DC11,611
185-Faith3$2.50DC11,334
186-Ghost Vol. 214$2.95Dark Horse11,140
187-Aliens Xenogenesis4$2.95Dark Horse11,093
188-Gunsmith Cats Kidnapped1$2.95Dark Horse10,863
189-Ball and Chain3$2.50DC10,753
190-Predator Xenogenesis4$2.95Dark Horse10,612
191-Deity Revelations4$2.95Image10,308
192-Sleepy Hollow Movie Adaptation$7.95DC10,167
193-Marvel Selects Spider-Man1$2.75Marvel9,947
194-Proposition Player2$2.50DC9,827
195-X-Men Universe (resolicited)1$4.99Marvel9,717
196-Stray Bullets21$2.95El Capitan9,707
197-Chassis1$2.95Image9,675
198-Blade of the Immortal Heart of Darkness (5 of 8)39$2.95Dark Horse9,581
199-Marvel Selects Fanastic Four1$2.75Marvel9,466
200-Warren Ellis Strange Kiss1$3.00Avatar9,278
201-Ranma 1/2 Part 88$2.95Viz8,937
202-X-Men Universe2$4.99Marvel8,854
203-Usagi Yojimbo33$2.95Dark Horse8,686
204-Heavy Liquid4$5.95DC8,576
205-Heart of Empire Legacy of Luther Arkwright8$2.95Dark Horse8,461
206-Quantum & Woody19$2.50Acclaim8,451
207-Anne Rices Tale of Body Thief3$2.95Sicilian Dragon8,273
208-Liberty Meadows4$2.95Insight8,069
209-Cerebus248$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim8,043
210-Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan The Rivers of Blood1$2.95Dark Horse7,996
211-Hieroglyph1$2.95Dark Horse7,996
212-Congo Bill4$2.95DC7,786
213-Terminator The Dark Years3$2.95Dark Horse7,765
214-Testament1$2.99Awesome7,572
215-Intrigue4$2.50Image7,441
216-M Katsuras Shadow Lady Eyes of A Stranger (2 / 7)14$2.50Dark Horse7,425
217-Poison Elves51$2.95Sirius7,415
218-Q Unit Revenge3$2.95Image7,389
219-Jingle Belle1$2.95Oni7,169
220-Nightfall Black Chronicles2$2.95DC6,865
221-Ticks Big Yule Log Special 2000$3.50New England6,782
222-Cartoon Network Starring5$1.99DC6,755
223-Dark Horse Presents148$2.95Dark Horse6,509
224-Kin3$2.95Ice6,394
225-Sonic The Hedgehog79$1.79Archie5,991
226-Yeah4$2.95DC5,876
227-Sabrina The Teenage Witch Vol. 21$1.79Archie5,782
228-Red Sonja2$2.95Cross Plains5,662
229-Gold Digger Vol. 25$2.50Antarctic5,609
230-Knights of the Dinner Table37$2.95Kenzer5,609
231-Scooby-Doo30$1.99DC5,541
232-Battlestar Galactica Season 3 Apollo Cover6$2.99Realm5,421
233-Inu Yasha Part 41$3.25Viz5,343
234-Shadowman Vol. 35$2.50Acclaim5,337
235-Wicked Preview Book$5.00Image5,233
236-Sabrina The Teenage Witch Vol. 22$1.79Archie5,180
237-Galactica New Millennium3 Reg Cvr$2.99Realm5,144
238-Lili0$4.95Image5,118
239-R I P D2$2.95Dark Horse5,107
240-Tales Calculated To Drive You Mad8$4.99DC4,966
241-No Need For Tenchi Part 82$3.50Viz4,903
242-Zorro Matanzas3$2.95Image4,887
243-Archie Weird Mysteries1$1.79Archie4,840
244-Bondage Fairies Extreme2$3.50Fantagraphics4,762
245-Lodoss War Grey Witch13$2.95CPM4,694
246-W. Ellis Strange Kiss Wraparound Cvr1$3.95Avatar4,668
247-Lodoss War Lady of Pharis8$2.95CPM4,647
248-Horror of Collier County2$2.95Dark Horse4,615
249-Armorines Vol. 22$2.50Acclaim4,505
250-Ninja High School Version 25$2.50Antarctic4,505
251-Herobear and The Kid1$2.95Astonish4,427
252-Dexters Laboratory5$1.99DC4,369
253-Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 35$2.50Antarctic4,333
254-Maison Ikkoku Part 98$3.50Viz4,228
255-Dark Angel7$2.95CPM4,223
256-Vigilante 8 Second Offense1$2.95Chaos4,092
257-World War II 19465$2.50Antarctic4,092
258-Animaniacs Featuring Pinky and The Brain56$1.99DC4,076
259-Silent Mobius Karma1$3.25Viz3,993
260-Archie492$1.79Archie3,951
261-Out For Blood3$2.95Dark Horse3,877
262-Time Traveler Ai2$2.95CPM3,862
263-Silky Whip Extreme7$3.95Fantagraphics3,804
264-James Obarrs Original Sins1$2.95Avatar3,720
265-Artesia Annual1$3.50Sirius3,631
266-Betty & Veronica144$1.79Archie3,600
267-Martian Successor Nadesico6$2.95CPM3,600
268-Sex Philes11$3.95Fantagraphics3,485
269-Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Part 21$2.95Viz3,464
270-Ninja High School Yearbook 1999$2.99Antarctic3,391
271-Looney Tunes60$1.99DC3,386
272-Betty82$1.79Archie3,349
273-Cheryl Blossom29$1.79Archie3,307
274-Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Special Alt Cvr (resolicited)1$6.95Dynamic Forces3,286
275-Duncans Kingdom2$2.95Image3,286
276-Veronica96$1.79Archie3,281
277-Archie Double Digest113$2.99Archie3,176
278-Geobreeders9$2.95CPM2,967
279-Keeper Preview$4.95Image2,951
280-Pokemon The Electric Tale of Pikachu Curr Prtg1$3.25Viz2,946
281-Extra1$2.50Gemstone2,878
282-Betty & Veronica Digest109$1.99Archie2,862
283-Bradleys5$2.95Fantagraphics2,857
284-Pals N Gals Double Digest46$2.99Archie2,847
285-Archie & Friends39$1.79Archie2,841
286-Pokemon The Electric Tale of Pikachu Curr Prtg4$3.25Viz2,789
287-Pokemon The Electric Tale of Pikachu Curr Prtg3$3.25Viz2,758
288-Psychoanalysis4$2.50Gemstone2,737
289-Big Bang Comics28$3.95Image2,716
290-Archie Digest169$1.99Archie2,684
291-Pokemon The Electric Tale of Pikachu Curr Prtg2$3.25Viz2,674
292-Md5$2.50Gemstone2,653
293-Jughead125$1.79Archie2,616
294-Jugheads Double Digest65$2.99Archie2,616
295-Milk14$2.95Radio2,595
296-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 47$2.95Ironcat2,527
297-Skin Tight1$2.95Fantagraphics2,475
298-Dynamic Forces Danger Girl Special European Alt Cvr (resolicited)1$10.00Dynamic Forces2,376
299-Futabakun Change Vol. 35$2.95Ironcat2,334
300-Vampirella Dangerous Games1 Ltd Linsner Cvr$9.95Harris2,323

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November 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 #5 #5

The oversized Batman: War on Crime was the top seller.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11Batman War On Crime Oversized$9.95DC49,193
24The Sandman Companion HC$19.95DC7,980
36Red Tide$14.95Dark Horse7,331
43Batman The Chalice HC$24.95DC6,897
57Batman Strange Apparitions$12.95DC6,489
62From Hell$35.00Eddie Campbell5,175
78Hellboy Odd Jobs$14.95Dark Horse4,631
810Pokemon Vol. 2 Pikachu Shocks Back$12.95Viz4,380
99JLA Justice For All$14.95DC4,150
1011Strangers In Paradise Vol. 7 Sanctuary$15.95Abstract2,983
115All Star Comics Archives Volume 5 HC$49.95DC2,936
1218Curse of the Spawn Vol. 2 Blood & Sutures$9.95Image2,888
1312Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 4$15.95Viz2,888
1415Superman The Doomsday Wars$12.95DC2,779
1516Tenth Black Embrace$12.95Image2,501
1613The Books of Faerie Aubrons Tale$14.95DC2,480
1714Resident Evil Collection One$14.95DC2,433
1821Lady Death Vs Purgatori 1 Premium$9.99Chaos2,318
1920Youre Under Arrest Lights & Siren$10.95Dark Horse2,292
2033Danger Girl The Dangerous Collection 1$5.95DC2,140
2117Maison Ikkoku Vol. 13 Game Set Match$16.95Viz1,842
2239Danger Girl The Dangerous Collection 2$5.95DC1,821
2319Lady Pendragon Origins$14.95Image1,795
2437More Than Mortal 2 Coll Ed$6.95Image1,596
2530Adventures ofBarry Ween Boy Genius$8.95Oni1,528