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December 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 X-Men 97 $1.99 Marvel 117,491
2 Uncanny X-Men 377 $1.99 Marvel 111,650
3 Tomb Raider 2 $2.50 Image 105,620
4 Avengers 25 $2.99 Marvel 85,867
5 Wolverine 147 $1.99 Marvel 84,711
6 JLA 38 $1.99 DC 84,172
7 Spawn 93 $1.95 Image 80,011
8 Daredevil 12 $2.50 Marvel 75,640
9 Earth X 11 $2.99 Marvel 70,878
10 Uncanny X-Men 1999 $3.50 Marvel 70,543
11 Amazing Spider-Man 14 $1.99 Marvel 61,917
12 Peter Parker Spider-Man 14 $1.99 Marvel 60,572
13 Fantastic Four 26 $1.99 Marvel 58,332
14 X-Men Children of the Atom 4 $2.99 Marvel 55,998
15 Iron Man 25 $2.99 Marvel 55,961
16 Captain America 26 $1.99 Marvel 55,757
17 Batman Dark Victory 3 $2.95 DC 55,427
18 Detective Comics 741 $2.50 DC 55,286
19 Thor 20 $1.99 Marvel 55,218
20 Mutant X 17 $1.99 Marvel 53,370
21 Rising Stars 4 $2.50 Image 53,182
22 Batman 574 $1.99 DC 52,339
23 Cable 76 $1.99 Marvel 51,549
24 League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 5 $2.95 DC 50,863
25 JSA 7 $2.50 DC 50,062
26 X-Men The Hidden Years 3 $2.50 Marvel 49,136
27 Batman Shadow of the Bat 94 $1.99 DC 49,031
28 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 126 $1.99 DC 47,524
29 Generation X 60 $1.99 Marvel 46,587
30 X-Force 99 $1.99 Marvel 46,231
31 Flash 157 $1.99 DC 44,342
32 X-Men Phoenix 3 $2.50 Marvel 43,734
33 Hulk 11 $1.99 Marvel 43,714
34 Nightwing 40 $1.99 DC 43,415
35 Gambit 13 $1.99 Marvel 43,326
36 Sin City Hell And Back 6 $2.95 Dark Horse 42,620
37 Green Lantern 121 $1.99 DC 42,562
38 Thunderbolts 35 $1.99 Marvel 41,641
39 Crimson 15 $2.50 DC 41,473
40 Tom Strong 6 (Res) $2.95 DC 40,662
41 X-Men Hellfire Club 2 $2.50 Marvel 40,165
42 X-Man 60 $1.99 Marvel 39,877
43 Action Comics 762 $1.99 DC 39,579
44 Preacher 58 $2.50 DC 39,411
45 Warlands 5 $2.50 Image 39,328
46 Superman 153 $1.99 DC 39,008
47 Bishop The Last X-Man 5 $1.99 Marvel 38,998
48 Pokemon First Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back 1 $3.95 Viz 38,987
49 Spawn The Undead 7 $2.25 Image 38,778
50 Superman The Man Of Steel 97 $1.99 DC 38,689
51 Titans 12 $3.50 DC 38,396
52 Flash & Green Lantern The Brave & The Bold 5 $2.50 DC 37,407
53 Avengers Domination Factor 4.8 $2.50 Marvel 37,360
54 Spawn The Dark Ages 10 $2.50 Image 37,234
55 Captain Marvel 2 $2.50 Marvel 37,035
56 Top Ten 6 $2.95 DC 36,967
57 Robin 73 $1.99 DC 36,941
58 Adventures Of Superman 575 $1.99 DC 36,841
59 Spider-Girl 17 $2.99 Marvel 36,569
60 Pokemon First Movie Pikachus Vacation $3.95 Viz 36,177
61 Catwoman 77 $1.99 DC 35,266
62 Preacher Tall In The Saddle $5.95 DC 35,203
63 Promethea 5 (Res) $2.95 DC 34,910
64 JLA Showcase 80 Page Giant 1 $4.95 DC 34,366
65 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 16 $2.95 Dark Horse 34,141
66 Wicked 1 $2.95 Image 33,638
67 Superman Vs The Terminator Death To The Future 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 33,052
68 Fantastic Four Domination Factor 4.7 $2.50 Marvel 32,858
69 Batman Haunted Gotham 1 $4.95 DC 32,319
70 Galactus The Devourer 6 $3.50 Marvel 31,822
71 Deadpool 37 $1.99 Marvel 31,791
72 Young Justice 17 $2.50 DC 31,587
73 Authority 10 $2.50 DC 31,131
74 Tales of the Darkness 5 (Res) $2.95 Image 30,739
75 Star Wars Union 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 30,597
76 Spider-Woman 8 $1.99 Marvel 30,566
77 Kiss Psycho Circus 26 $2.25 Image 30,084
78 Black Panther 15 $2.50 Marvel 30,053
79 Tomorrow Stories 5 $2.95 DC 30,016
80 Azrael Agent of the Bat 61 $2.25 DC 29,765
81 Gen 13 48 $2.50 DC 29,718
82 Star Wars 13 $2.50 Dark Horse 29,336
83 Tellos 5 $2.50 Image 29,231
84 Angel 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 29,158
85 Superman Y2k $4.95 DC 29,132
86 Supergirl 41 $1.99 DC 28,603
87 Spawn Bible Vol. II Book of the Dead $4.95 Image 28,520
88 Sam And Twitch 5 $2.50 Image 28,164
89 Tenth Evils Child 4 $2.50 Image 27,431
90 Pokemon Surfs Up Pikachu 2 $2.95 Viz 27,174
91 Fantastic Five 5 $1.99 Marvel 27,138
92 Star Wars Tales 2 $4.95 Dark Horse 26,342
93 JSA The Liberty Files 1 $6.95 DC 26,290
94 New Warriors 5 $2.50 Marvel 26,264
95 Blade Vampire Hunter 3 $2.50 Marvel 26,206
96 Starman 62 $2.50 DC 25,630
97 Batman Tarzan Claws of the Catwoman 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 25,442
98 Wild Thing 5 $1.99 Marvel 25,358
99 Wonder Woman 153 $1.99 DC 25,196
100 New Eternals Apocalypse Now $3.99 Marvel 24,222
101 Xena Warrior Princess 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 24,154
102 Birds Of Prey 14 $1.99 DC 23,898
103 Webspinners Tales Of Spider-Man 14 $2.50 Marvel 23,851
104 Fathom Swimsuit Comic Book Calendar $2.95 Image 23,704
105 X-51 7 $1.99 Marvel 23,505
106 Warlock 6 $1.99 Marvel 23,134
107 Stone Cold Steve Austin 3 $2.95 Chaos 22,993
108 Flashpoint 3 $2.95 DC 22,867
109 Superboy 71 $1.99 DC 22,124
110 Hitman 46 $2.50 DC 22,050
111 Blaze Of Glory 1 $2.99 Marvel 21,946
112 Hellblazer 145 $2.50 DC 21,663
113 Lady Death Judgement War 3 $2.95 Chaos 21,543
114 Wildcats Mosaic $3.95 DC 21,527
115 X-Men Yearbook $2.99 Marvel 21,370
116 Adrenalynn Weapon Of War 4 $2.50 Image 21,344
117 Martian Manhunter 15 $1.99 DC 21,187
118 Deathlok 7 $1.99 Marvel 20,967
119 Batman Beyond 4 $1.99 DC 20,904
120 Spider-Man Unlimited 3 $1.99 Marvel 20,841
121 Sailor Moon 15 $2.95 Mixx 20,763
122 Legends of the DC Universe 25 $1.99 DC 20,056
123 Aquaman 64 $1.99 DC 20,051
124 Star Trek The Next Generation Perchance To Dream 1 $2.50 DC 20,030
125 Undertaker 10 $2.95 Chaos 19,931
126 Detective Comics Millennium Edition 27 $3.95 DC 19,863
127 Neon Cyber 6 $2.50 Image 19,847
128 Blaze Of Glory 2 $2.99 Marvel 19,643
129 Savage Dragon 70 $2.50 Image 19,585
130 Action Comics Millennium Edition 1 $3.95 DC 19,167
131 Armageddon 4 $2.95 Chaos 18,853
132 Legion Of Super Heroes 124 $2.50 DC 18,732
133 Lady Pendragon 8 $2.50 Image 18,559
134 Transmetropolitan 30 $2.50 DC 18,392
135 Bettie Page Queen of the Nile 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 18,230
136 The Witching Hour 2 $5.95 DC 18,120
137 Hourman 11 $2.50 DC 17,869
138 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 29 $2.75 Abstract 17,507
139 Nine Rings Of Wu Tang 2 $2.95 Image 17,481
140 Avengers United They Stand 4 $1.99 Marvel 17,466
141 Insane Clown Posse Pendulum $5.95 Chaos 17,429
142 Legionnaires 80 $2.50 DC 17,199
143 Impulse 57 $2.25 DC 17,178
144 Beast Boy 2 $2.95 DC 17,089
145 Dreaming 45 $2.50 DC 16,581
146 Avengers Casebook $2.99 Marvel 16,565
147 Simpsons Comics 46 $2.50 Bongo 16,450
148 Batman Gotham Adventures 21 $1.99 DC 16,236
149 Coven Vol. 2 7 $2.99 Awesome 16,141
150 Dragonball Z Part 2 13 $2.95 Viz 16,099
151 Law (Living Assault Weapons) 6 $2.50 DC 15,979
152 Cygor 6 $2.50 Image 15,880
153 Books Of Magic 69 $2.50 DC 15,859
154 Flinch 9 $2.50 DC 15,838
155 Four Horsemen 1 $2.50 DC 15,785
156 Spyboy 3 $2.50 Dark Horse 15,639
157 Ant Mans Big Christmas $5.95 Marvel 15,519
158 Totems $5.95 DC 15,503
159 Jade Warriors 3 $2.50 Image 15,456
160 Brave And The Bold Millennium Edition 28 $2.50 DC 15,424
161 Alley Cat 5 $2.50 Image 15,409
162 Brave Old World 1 $2.50 DC 14,728
163 Aliens Vs Predator Xenogenesis 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 14,665
164 Showcase Millennium Edition 4 $2.50 DC 14,639
165 Witchfinder 3 $2.95 Image 14,393
166 Green Lantern Green Arrow Millennium Edition 76 $2.50 DC 14,351
167 Sam Stories Legs $2.50 Image 14,215
168 The Patriots 2 $2.50 DC 14,105
169 Spider Man Scrapbook $2.99 Marvel 14,079
170 Demonslayer 2 $2.95 Image 14,063
171 M Rex 2 $2.95 Image 14,032
172 Vampirella Dangerous Games 2 Photo Cvr $2.95 Harris 13,948
173 Strange Adventures 4 $2.50 DC 13,906
174 Kabuki Agents Scarab 4 $2.95 Image 13,676
175 Sergios Blair Which $2.95 Dark Horse 13,666
176 Avengelyne 2 (Res) $2.99 Awesome 13,587
177 Dragonball Part 2 10 $2.95 Viz 13,535
178 More Than Mortal 6 $2.95 Image 13,493
179 Stars And Stripe 7 $2.50 DC 13,462
180 Exposure 4 $2.50 Image 13,446
181 I Die At Midnight $6.95 DC 13,273
182 Mr Majestic 6 $2.50 DC 13,001
183 100 Bullets 7 $2.50 DC 12,734
184 Crisis On Infinite Earths Millennium Edition 1 $2.50 DC 12,713
185 Pulp Fantastic 1 $2.50 DC 12,666
186 Evil Ernie War Of Dead 3 $2.95 Chaos 12,493
187 Gen 13 Carny Folk $3.50 DC 12,378
188 Oh My Goddess The Fourth Goddess 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 11,923
189 Ghost Vol. 2 15 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,834
190 Faith 4 $2.50 DC 11,813
191 Heart Of Empire Legacy Of Luther Arkwright 9 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,609
192 Superman Adventures 40 $1.99 DC 11,478
193 Gunsmith Cats Kidnapped 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 11,064
194 Pitt Crew 5 $2.50 Full Bleed 10,510
195 Chaos Chronicles History Of Cosmos $3.50 Chaos 10,489
196 Blade of the Immortal Heart Of Darkness (6 Of 8) 40 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,300
197 Unity 2000 2 $2.50 Acclaim 10,248
198 Ball And Chain 4 $2.50 DC 10,222
199 Pokemon Adventures Snorlax Stop 4 $5.95 Viz 9,740
200 Proposition Player 3 $2.50 DC 9,714
201 Gunslingers $2.99 Marvel 9,437
202 X-Men Universe 3 $4.99 Marvel 9,374
203 Mad Millennium Edition 1 $2.50 DC 9,274
204 Usagi Yojimbo 34 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,212
205 Man Of Steel Millennium Edition 1 $2.50 DC 9,191
206 Trouble Magnet 1 (Res) $2.50 DC 9,159
207 Ranma 1/2 Part 8 9 $2.95 Viz 8,919
208 Liberty Meadows 5 $2.95 Insight 8,913
209 Sandman Millennium Edition 1 $2.95 DC 8,887
210 Marvel Selects Spider-Man 2 $2.75 Marvel 8,735
211 Quantum & Woody 20 $2.50 Acclaim 8,510
212 Fighting American Dogs Of War 4 (Res) $2.99 Awesome 8,495
213 Prophet Legacy 2 $2.99 Awesome 8,390
214 World Below II 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,264
215 Lenore 7 $2.95 Slave Labor 8,217
216 Avengelyne Pandora $3.50 Avatar 8,113
217 Heavy Liquid 5 $5.95 DC 8,113
218 Warren Ellis Strange Kiss 2 $3.00 Avatar 7,903
219 Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan The Rivers Of Blood 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,877
220 Cerebus 249 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 7,861
221 Marvel Selects Fanastic Four 2 $2.75 Marvel 7,793
222 Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady Awakening (3 / 7) 15 $2.50 Dark Horse 7,736
223 Cardcaptor Sakura 1 $2.95 Mixx 7,626
224 Terminator The Dark Years 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,553
225 Poison Elves 52 $2.95 Sirius 7,265
226 Anne Rices Tale Of Body Thief 4 $2.95 Sicilian Dragon 7,244
227 Chassis 2 $2.95 Image 6,699
228 Tick & Arthur 6 $3.50 New England 6,595
229 Awesome Millennium Special 99 $4.95 Awesome 6,574
230 Jenny Finn 4 (Res) $3.95 Oni 6,558
231 Tick Heroes of the City 6 $3.50 New England 6,401
232 Monster Fighters Inc Ghosts Of Christmas 1 $3.95 Image 6,391
233 Gloom Cookie 3 $2.95 Slave Labor 6,302
234 Hieroglyph 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,186
235 Red Sonja Death In Scarlet Photo Variant Cvr 1 $2.95 Cross Plains 5,909
236 Sonic The Hedgehog 80 $1.79 Archie 5,867
237 Jingle Belle 2 $2.95 Oni 5,726
238 Gold Digger Vol. 2 6 $2.50 Antarctic 5,658
239 Battlestar Galactica Season 3 7 $2.99 Realm 5,647
240 Shadowman Vol. 3 6 $2.50 Acclaim 5,647
241 Scooby-Doo 31 $1.99 DC 5,621
242 Knights of the Dinner Table 38 $2.95 Kenzer 5,600
243 Nightfall Black Chronicles 3 $2.95 DC 5,585
244 Wildcats Millennium Edition 1 $2.50 DC 5,496
245 Black Hole 7 $4.50 Fantagraphics 5,255
246 Galactica New Millennium 4 Reg Cvr $2.99 Realm 5,197
247 Inu Yasha Part 4 2 $3.25 Viz 5,182
248 Battlestar Galactica Eve Of Destruction Prelude $3.99 Realm 5,072
249 Yeah 5 $2.95 DC 5,030
250 Thb Mars Mightiest Mek 1 $3.95 Horse 4,904
251 Sabrina The Teenage Witch Vol. 2 3 $1.79 Archie 4,894
252 No Need For Tenchi Part 8 3 $2.95 Viz 4,836
253 Bondage Fairies Extreme 3 $3.50 Fantagraphics 4,773
254 Dark Horse Presents 149 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,763
255 Whiteout Melt 3 $2.95 Oni 4,690
256 Knuckles 33 $1.79 Archie 4,669
257 Lodoss War Grey Witch 14 $2.95 CPM 4,559
258 Tin Can Man Preview Book $2.95 Image 4,559
259 Legacy 2 $2.99 Antarctic 4,491
260 Armorines Vol. 2 3 $2.50 Acclaim 4,396
261 Ninja High School Version 2 6 $2.50 Antarctic 4,396
262 R I P D 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,313
263 A Distant Soil 29 $3.95 Image 4,287
264 Maison Ikkoku Part 9 9 $3.25 Viz 4,271
265 Horror Of Collier County 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 4,203
266 Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 3 6 $2.50 Antarctic 4,203
267 Animaniacs Featuring Pinky And The Brain 57 $1.99 DC 4,198
268 Dexters Laboratory 6 $1.99 DC 4,187
269 Dark Angel 8 $2.95 CPM 4,109
270 Cartoon Network Starring 6 $1.99 DC 4,103
271 Archie 493 $1.79 Archie 4,030
272 World War II 1946 6 $2.50 Antarctic 3,946
273 Luba 4 (Res) $3.50 Fantagraphics 3,857
274 Saga of the Metabarons 1 $2.95 Humble 3,711
275 Faust Hornbook 99 $4.95 Avatar 3,690
276 Warren Ellis Strange Kiss Wraparound Cvr 2 $3.95 Avatar 3,653
277 Archie Weird Mysteries 2 $1.79 Archie 3,643
278 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 86 $2.99 Archie 3,622
279 Silent Mobius Karma 2 $3.25 Viz 3,611
280 Betty & Veronica 145 $1.79 Archie 3,596
281 Ninja High School 72 $2.50 Antarctic 3,596
282 Archie Double Digest 114 $2.99 Archie 3,559
283 Cavewoman Odyssey 2 $2.95 Caliber 3,512
284 Kabuki Classics 11 $3.25 Image 3,512
285 Martian Successor Nadesico 7 $2.95 CPM 3,501
286 Rare Creature 1 $3.50 Slave Labor 3,470
287 Adventures Of Evil & Malice 4 $3.50 Image 3,428
288 Fortune & Glory 1 $4.95 Oni 3,423
289 Out For Blood 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,355
290 Co-Ed Sexxtasy 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 3,334
291 Looney Tunes 61 $1.99 DC 3,329
292 Maxion 1 $2.95 CPM 3,329
293 Betty 83 $1.79 Archie 3,303
294 Time Traveler Ai 3 $2.95 CPM 3,292
295 Age Of Bronze 6 $3.50 Image 3,282
296 Sex Philes 12 $3.95 Fantagraphics 3,271
297 Pals N Gals Double Digest 47 $2.99 Archie 3,214
298 Veronica 97 $1.79 Archie 3,203
299 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Part 2 2 $2.95 Viz 3,151
300 Cheryl Blossom 30 $1.79 Archie 3,146
Top-selling trade paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 JLA Earth 2 HC $24.95 DC 22,344
2 Star Wars Episode I Phantom Menace Manga Vol. 1 $9.95 Dark Horse 10,190
3 Neil Gaimans Midnight Days $17.95 DC 8,374
4 Superman End of the Century HC $24.95 DC 7,484
5 Battle Chasers A Gathering Of Heroes $14.95 DC 7,008
6 Fathom Coll Ed Vol. 4 $5.95 Image 5,904
7 Dungeons & Dragons Lost City 1 $4.95 Twenty 5,710
8 Sailor Moon Super S Pocket Mixx Vol. 3 $9.95 Mixx 5,318
9 Batman In The Seventies $19.95 DC 4,951
10 Tellos Coll Ed The Joining 1 $8.95 Image 4,213
11 Darkness Coll Ed Vol. 6 $5.95 Image 4,145
12 Kingdom $14.95 DC 3,805
13 Green Lantern Archives Vol. 2 HC $49.95 DC 3,365
14 Sailor Moon Scout Guide Meet Sailor Mars Fire $12.96 Mixx 3,041
15 Star Wars Vaders Quest $11.95 Dark Horse 2,968
16 Avengers The Morgan Conquest $14.95 Marvel 2,962
17 Stormwatch Force Of Nature $14.95 DC 2,805
18 Fushigi Yugi Vol. 2 Oracle $15.95 Viz 2,172
19 Robert E Howards Kull & More $19.95 Cross Plains 1,701
20 Sorcerer Hunters Mixx Manga Vol. 1 (Res) $11.95 Mixx 1,602
21 Collected Stray Bullets Vol. 3 $11.95 El Capitan 1,528
22 WWW $10.95 NBM 1,523
23 Worm Cartoon Arts Trust Benefit $19.95 Diamond 1,397
24 Ghost No World So Dark $14.95 Dark Horse 1,335
25 Supreme HC $49.95 Awesome 1,235




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