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December 1999 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


A basically flat month drew a lackluster year to a close.

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-X-Men97$1.99Marvel117,491
2-Uncanny X-Men377$1.99Marvel111,650
3-Tomb Raider2$2.50Image105,620
4-Avengers25$2.99Marvel85,867
5-Wolverine147$1.99Marvel84,711
6-JLA38$1.99DC84,172
7-Spawn93$1.95Image80,011
8-Daredevil12$2.50Marvel75,640
9-Earth X11$2.99Marvel70,878
10-Uncanny X-Men 1999$3.50Marvel70,543
11-Amazing Spider-Man14$1.99Marvel61,917
12-Peter Parker Spider-Man14$1.99Marvel60,572
13-Fantastic Four26$1.99Marvel58,332
14-X-Men Children of the Atom4$2.99Marvel55,998
15-Iron Man25$2.99Marvel55,961
16-Captain America26$1.99Marvel55,757
17-Batman Dark Victory3$2.95DC55,427
18-Detective Comics741$2.50DC55,286
19-Thor20$1.99Marvel55,218
20-Mutant X17$1.99Marvel53,370
21-Rising Stars4$2.50Image53,182
22-Batman574$1.99DC52,339
23-Cable76$1.99Marvel51,549
24-League of Extraordinary Gentlemen5$2.95DC50,863
25-JSA7$2.50DC50,062
26-X-Men The Hidden Years3$2.50Marvel49,136
27-Batman Shadow of the Bat94$1.99DC49,031
28-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight126$1.99DC47,524
29-Generation X60$1.99Marvel46,587
30-X-Force99$1.99Marvel46,231
31-Flash157$1.99DC44,342
32-X-Men Phoenix3$2.50Marvel43,734
33-Hulk11$1.99Marvel43,714
34-Nightwing40$1.99DC43,415
35-Gambit13$1.99Marvel43,326
36-Sin City Hell and Back6$2.95Dark Horse42,620
37-Green Lantern121$1.99DC42,562
38-Thunderbolts35$1.99Marvel41,641
39-Crimson15$2.50DC41,473
40-Tom Strong (resolicited)6$2.95DC40,662
41-X-Men Hellfire Club2$2.50Marvel40,165
42-X-Man60$1.99Marvel39,877
43-Action Comics762$1.99DC39,579
44-Preacher58$2.50DC39,411
45-Warlands5$2.50Image39,328
46-Superman153$1.99DC39,008
47-Bishop The Last X-Man5$1.99Marvel38,998
48-Pokemon First Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back1$3.95Viz38,987
49-Spawn The Undead7$2.25Image38,778
50-Superman The Man of Steel97$1.99DC38,689
51-Titans12$3.50DC38,396
52-Flash & Green Lantern The Brave & The Bold5$2.50DC37,407
53-Avengers Domination Factor 4.8$2.50Marvel37,360
54-Spawn The Dark Ages10$2.50Image37,234
55-Captain Marvel2$2.50Marvel37,035
56-Top Ten6$2.95DC36,967
57-Robin73$1.99DC36,941
58-Adventures of Superman575$1.99DC36,841
59-Spider-Girl17$2.99Marvel36,569
60-Pokemon First Movie Pikachus Vacation$3.95Viz36,177
61-Catwoman77$1.99DC35,266
62-Preacher Tall In The Saddle$5.95DC35,203
63-Promethea (resolicited)5$2.95DC34,910
64-JLA Showcase 80 Page Giant1$4.95DC34,366
65-Buffy The Vampire Slayer16$2.95Dark Horse34,141
66-Wicked1$2.95Image33,638
67-Superman Vs The Terminator Death To The Future1$2.95Dark Horse33,052
68-Fantastic Four Domination Factor 4.7$2.50Marvel32,858
69-Batman Haunted Gotham1$4.95DC32,319
70-Galactus The Devourer6$3.50Marvel31,822
71-Deadpool37$1.99Marvel31,791
72-Young Justice17$2.50DC31,587
73-Authority10$2.50DC31,131
74-Tales of the Darkness (resolicited)5$2.95Image30,739
75-Star Wars Union2$2.95Dark Horse30,597
76-Spider-Woman8$1.99Marvel30,566
77-Kiss Psycho Circus26$2.25Image30,084
78-Black Panther15$2.50Marvel30,053
79-Tomorrow Stories5$2.95DC30,016
80-Azrael Agent of the Bat61$2.25DC29,765
81-Gen 1348$2.50DC29,718
82-Star Wars13$2.50Dark Horse29,336
83-Tellos5$2.50Image29,231
84-Angel2$2.95Dark Horse29,158
85-Superman Y2k$4.95DC29,132
86-Supergirl41$1.99DC28,603
87-Spawn Bible Vol. II Book of the Dead$4.95Image28,520
88-Sam and Twitch5$2.50Image28,164
89-Tenth Evils Child4$2.50Image27,431
90-Pokemon Surfs Up Pikachu2$2.95Viz27,174
91-Fantastic Five5$1.99Marvel27,138
92-Star Wars Tales2$4.95Dark Horse26,342
93-JSA The Liberty Files1$6.95DC26,290
94-New Warriors5$2.50Marvel26,264
95-Blade Vampire Hunter3$2.50Marvel26,206
96-Starman62$2.50DC25,630
97-Batman Tarzan Claws of the Catwoman4$2.95Dark Horse25,442
98-Wild Thing5$1.99Marvel25,358
99-Wonder Woman153$1.99DC25,196
100-New Eternals Apocalypse Now$3.99Marvel24,222
101-Xena Warrior Princess4$2.95Dark Horse24,154
102-Birds of Prey14$1.99DC23,898
103-Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man14$2.50Marvel23,851
104-Fathom Swimsuit Comic Book Calendar$2.95Image23,704
105-X-517$1.99Marvel23,505
106-Warlock6$1.99Marvel23,134
107-Stone Cold Steve Austin3$2.95Chaos22,993
108-Flashpoint3$2.95DC22,867
109-Superboy71$1.99DC22,124
110-Hitman46$2.50DC22,050
111-Blaze of Glory1$2.99Marvel21,946
112-Hellblazer145$2.50DC21,663
113-Lady Death Judgement War3$2.95Chaos21,543
114-Wildcats Mosaic$3.95DC21,527
115-X-Men Yearbook$2.99Marvel21,370
116-Adrenalynn Weapon of War4$2.50Image21,344
117-Martian Manhunter15$1.99DC21,187
118-Deathlok7$1.99Marvel20,967
119-Batman Beyond4$1.99DC20,904
120-Spider-Man Unlimited3$1.99Marvel20,841
121-Sailor Moon15$2.95Mixx20,763
122-Legends of the DC Universe25$1.99DC20,056
123-Aquaman64$1.99DC20,051
124-Star Trek The Next Generation Perchance To Dream1$2.50DC20,030
125-Undertaker10$2.95Chaos19,931
126-Detective Comics Millennium Edition27$3.95DC19,863
127-Neon Cyber6$2.50Image19,847
128-Blaze of Glory2$2.99Marvel19,643
129-Savage Dragon70$2.50Image19,585
130-Action Comics Millennium Edition1$3.95DC19,167
131-Armageddon4$2.95Chaos18,853
132-Legion of Super Heroes124$2.50DC18,732
133-Lady Pendragon8$2.50Image18,559
134-Transmetropolitan30$2.50DC18,392
135-Bettie Page Queen of the Nile1$2.95Dark Horse18,230
136-The Witching Hour2$5.95DC18,120
137-Hourman11$2.50DC17,869
138-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III29$2.75Abstract17,507
139-Nine Rings of Wu Tang2$2.95Image17,481
140-Avengers United They Stand4$1.99Marvel17,466
141-Insane Clown Posse Pendulum$5.95Chaos17,429
142-Legionnaires80$2.50DC17,199
143-Impulse57$2.25DC17,178
144-Beast Boy2$2.95DC17,089
145-Dreaming45$2.50DC16,581
146-Avengers Casebook$2.99Marvel16,565
147-Simpsons Comics46$2.50Bongo16,450
148-Batman Gotham Adventures21$1.99DC16,236
149-Coven Vol. 27$2.99Awesome16,141
150-Dragonball Z Part 213$2.95Viz16,099
151-Law (Living Assault Weapons)6$2.50DC15,979
152-Cygor6$2.50Image15,880
153-Books of Magic69$2.50DC15,859
154-Flinch9$2.50DC15,838
155-Four Horsemen1$2.50DC15,785
156-Spyboy3$2.50Dark Horse15,639
157-Ant Mans Big Christmas$5.95Marvel15,519
158-Totems$5.95DC15,503
159-Jade Warriors3$2.50Image15,456
160-Brave and The Bold Millennium Edition28$2.50DC15,424
161-Alley Cat5$2.50Image15,409
162-Brave Old World1$2.50DC14,728
163-Aliens Vs Predator Xenogenesis1$2.95Dark Horse14,665
164-Showcase Millennium Edition4$2.50DC14,639
165-Witchfinder3$2.95Image14,393
166-Green Lantern Green Arrow Millennium Edition76$2.50DC14,351
167-Sam Stories Legs$2.50Image14,215
168-The Patriots2$2.50DC14,105
169-Spider Man Scrapbook$2.99Marvel14,079
170-Demonslayer2$2.95Image14,063
171-M Rex2$2.95Image14,032
172-Vampirella Dangerous Games2 Photo Cvr$2.95Harris13,948
173-Strange Adventures4$2.50DC13,906
174-Kabuki Agents Scarab4$2.95Image13,676
175-Sergios Blair Which$2.95Dark Horse13,666
176-Avengelyne (resolicited)2$2.99Awesome13,587
177-Dragonball Part 210$2.95Viz13,535
178-More Than Mortal6$2.95Image13,493
179-Stars and Stripe7$2.50DC13,462
180-Exposure4$2.50Image13,446
181-I Die At Midnight$6.95DC13,273
182-Mr Majestic6$2.50DC13,001
183-100 Bullets7$2.50DC12,734
184-Crisis On Infinite Earths Millennium Edition1$2.50DC12,713
185-Pulp Fantastic1$2.50DC12,666
186-Evil Ernie War of Dead3$2.95Chaos12,493
187-Gen 13 Carny Folk$3.50DC12,378
188-Oh My Goddess The Fourth Goddess8$3.50Dark Horse11,923
189-Ghost Vol. 215$2.95Dark Horse11,834
190-Faith4$2.50DC11,813
191-Heart of Empire Legacy of Luther Arkwright9$2.95Dark Horse11,609
192-Superman Adventures40$1.99DC11,478
193-Gunsmith Cats Kidnapped2$2.95Dark Horse11,064
194-Pitt Crew5$2.50Full Bleed10,510
195-Chaos Chronicles History of Cosmos$3.50Chaos10,489
196-Blade of the Immortal Heart of Darkness (6 of 8)40$2.95Dark Horse10,300
197-Unity 20002$2.50Acclaim10,248
198-Ball and Chain4$2.50DC10,222
199-Pokemon Adventures Snorlax Stop4$5.95Viz9,740
200-Proposition Player3$2.50DC9,714
201-Gunslingers$2.99Marvel9,437
202-X-Men Universe3$4.99Marvel9,374
203-Mad Millennium Edition1$2.50DC9,274
204-Usagi Yojimbo34$2.95Dark Horse9,212
205-Man of Steel Millennium Edition1$2.50DC9,191
206-Trouble Magnet1 (Res)$2.50DC9,159
207-Ranma 1/2 Part 89$2.95Viz8,919
208-Liberty Meadows5$2.95Insight8,913
209-Sandman Millennium Edition1$2.95DC8,887
210-Marvel Selects Spider-Man2$2.75Marvel8,735
211-Quantum & Woody20$2.50Acclaim8,510
212-Fighting American Dogs of War4 (Res)$2.99Awesome8,495
213-Prophet Legacy2$2.99Awesome8,390
214-World Below II1$2.95Dark Horse8,264
215-Lenore7$2.95Slave Labor8,217
216-Avengelyne Pandora$3.50Avatar8,113
217-Heavy Liquid5$5.95DC8,113
218-Warren Ellis Strange Kiss2$3.00Avatar7,903
219-Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan The Rivers of Blood2$2.95Dark Horse7,877
220-Cerebus249$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,861
221-Marvel Selects Fanastic Four2$2.75Marvel7,793
222-Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady Awakening (3 / 7)15$2.50Dark Horse7,736
223-Cardcaptor Sakura1$2.95Mixx7,626
224-Terminator The Dark Years4$2.95Dark Horse7,553
225-Poison Elves52$2.95Sirius7,265
226-Anne Rices Tale of Body Thief4$2.95Sicilian Dragon7,244
227-Chassis2$2.95Image6,699
228-Tick & Arthur6$3.50New England6,595
229-Awesome Millennium Special 99$4.95Awesome6,574
230-Jenny Finn (resolicited)4$3.95Oni6,558
231-Tick Heroes of the City6$3.50New England6,401
232-Monster Fighters Inc Ghosts of Christmas1$3.95Image6,391
233-Gloom Cookie3$2.95Slave Labor6,302
234-Hieroglyph2$2.95Dark Horse6,186
235-Red Sonja Death In Scarlet Photo Variant Cvr1$2.95Cross Plains5,909
236-Sonic The Hedgehog80$1.79Archie5,867
237-Jingle Belle2$2.95Oni5,726
238-Gold Digger Vol. 26$2.50Antarctic5,658
239-Battlestar Galactica Season 37$2.99Realm5,647
240-Shadowman Vol. 36$2.50Acclaim5,647
241-Scooby-Doo31$1.99DC5,621
242-Knights of the Dinner Table38$2.95Kenzer5,600
243-Nightfall Black Chronicles3$2.95DC5,585
244-Wildcats Millennium Edition1$2.50DC5,496
245-Black Hole7$4.50Fantagraphics5,255
246-Galactica New Millennium4 Reg Cvr$2.99Realm5,197
247-Inu Yasha Part 42$3.25Viz5,182
248-Battlestar Galactica Eve of Destruction Prelude$3.99Realm5,072
249-Yeah5$2.95DC5,030
250-Thb Mars Mightiest Mek1$3.95Horse4,904
251-Sabrina The Teenage Witch Vol. 23$1.79Archie4,894
252-No Need For Tenchi Part 83$2.95Viz4,836
253-Bondage Fairies Extreme3$3.50Fantagraphics4,773
254-Dark Horse Presents149$2.95Dark Horse4,763
255-Whiteout Melt3$2.95Oni4,690
256-Knuckles33$1.79Archie4,669
257-Lodoss War Grey Witch14$2.95CPM4,559
258-Tin Can Man Preview Book$2.95Image4,559
259-Legacy2$2.99Antarctic4,491
260-Armorines Vol. 23$2.50Acclaim4,396
261-Ninja High School Version 26$2.50Antarctic4,396
262-R I P D3$2.95Dark Horse4,313
263-A Distant Soil29$3.95Image4,287
264-Maison Ikkoku Part 99$3.25Viz4,271
265-Horror of Collier County3$2.95Dark Horse4,203
266-Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 36$2.50Antarctic4,203
267-Animaniacs Featuring Pinky and The Brain57$1.99DC4,198
268-Dexters Laboratory6$1.99DC4,187
269-Dark Angel8$2.95CPM4,109
270-Cartoon Network Starring6$1.99DC4,103
271-Archie493$1.79Archie4,030
272-World War II 19466$2.50Antarctic3,946
273-Luba (resolicited)4$3.50Fantagraphics3,857
274-Saga of the Metabarons1$2.95Humble3,711
275-Faust Hornbook 99$4.95Avatar3,690
276-Warren Ellis Strange Kiss Wraparound Cvr2$3.95Avatar3,653
277-Archie Weird Mysteries2$1.79Archie3,643
278-Betty & Veronica Double Digest86$2.99Archie3,622
279-Silent Mobius Karma2$3.25Viz3,611
280-Betty & Veronica145$1.79Archie3,596
281-Ninja High School72$2.50Antarctic3,596
282-Archie Double Digest114$2.99Archie3,559
283-Cavewoman Odyssey2$2.95Caliber3,512
284-Kabuki Classics11$3.25Image3,512
285-Martian Successor Nadesico7$2.95CPM3,501
286-Rare Creature1$3.50Slave Labor3,470
287-Adventures of Evil & Malice4$3.50Image3,428
288-Fortune & Glory1$4.95Oni3,423
289-Out For Blood4$2.95Dark Horse3,355
290-Co-Ed Sexxtasy1$3.50Fantagraphics3,334
291-Looney Tunes61$1.99DC3,329
292-Maxion1$2.95CPM3,329
293-Betty83$1.79Archie3,303
294-Time Traveler Ai3$2.95CPM3,292
295-Age of Bronze6$3.50Image3,282
296-Sex Philes12$3.95Fantagraphics3,271
297-Pals N Gals Double Digest47$2.99Archie3,214
298-Veronica97$1.79Archie3,203
299-Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Part 22$2.95Viz3,151
300-Cheryl Blossom30$1.79Archie3,146

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December 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

The graphic novel category made an increasingly large difference this year.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11JLA Earth 2 HC$24.95DC22,344
26Star Wars Episode I Phantom Menace Manga Vol. 1$9.95Dark Horse10,190
34Neil Gaimans Midnight Days$17.95DC8,374
42Superman End of the Century HC$24.95DC7,484
55Battle Chasers A Gathering of Heroes$14.95DC7,008
618Fathom Coll Ed Vol. 4$5.95Image5,904
721Dungeons & Dragons Lost City 1$4.95Twenty5,710
810Sailor Moon Super S Pocket Mixx Vol. 3$9.95Mixx5,318
97Batman In The Seventies$19.95DC4,951
1016Tellos Coll Ed The Joining 1$8.95Image4,213
1124Darkness Coll Ed Vol. 6$5.95Image4,145
129Kingdom$14.95DC3,805
133Green Lantern Archives Vol. 2 HC$49.95DC3,365
1415Sailor Moon Scout Guide Meet Sailor Mars Fire$12.96Mixx3,041
1517Star Wars Vaders Quest$11.95Dark Horse2,968
1613Avengers The Morgan Conquest$14.95Marvel2,962
1714Stormwatch Force of Nature$14.95DC2,805
1819Fushigi Yugi Vol. 2 Oracle$15.95Viz2,172
1920Robert E Howards Kull & More$19.95Cross Plains1,701
2028Sorcerer Hunters Mixx Manga Vol. 1 (Res)$11.95Mixx1,602
2129Collected Stray Bullets Vol. 3$11.95El Capitan1,528
2231WWW$10.95NBM1,523
2322Worm Cartoon Arts Trust Benefit$19.95Diamond1,397
2426Ghost No World So Dark$14.95Dark Horse1,335
258Supreme HC$49.95Awesome1,235