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April 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Little change from March to April with slightly fewer units preordered and slightly more dollars preordered. Marvel's price increase this month helped it catch DC in dollar comic-book preorder dollars.

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-Fathom12$2.50Image124,505
2-Uncanny X-Men381$2.25Marvel119,319
3-X-Men101$2.25Marvel111,182
4-Wolverine151$2.25Marvel83,577
5-Avengers29$2.25Marvel75,010
6-JLA42$1.99DC73,654
7-Spawn97$1.95Image70,103
8-Punisher3$3.99Marvel68,964
9-Daredevil (resolicited)13$2.99Marvel66,490
10-Daredevil (resolicited)12$2.99Marvel65,766
11-Earth X X$3.99Marvel63,702
12-Fantastic Four30$2.25Marvel58,212
13-Tomb Raider5$2.50Image56,396
14-Magneto Dark Seduction1$2.99Marvel54,903
15-X-Men Unlimited27$2.99Marvel54,058
16-Amazing Spider-Man18$2.25Marvel53,218
17-Thor24$2.25Marvel51,908
18-Peter Parker Spider-Man18$2.25Marvel50,688
19-Batman578$1.99DC50,597
20-Batman Dark Victory7$2.95DC49,656
21-Aria Angela Heavenly Creatures2$2.95Image49,585
22-Iron Man29$2.25Marvel49,322
23-Batgirl3$2.50DC49,231
24-Detective Comics745$2.50DC48,664
25-Captain America30$2.25Marvel48,118
26-Rising Stars7$2.50Image47,698
27-X-Force103$2.25Marvel47,577
28-Cable80$2.25Marvel47,465
29-Mutant X20$2.25Marvel45,806
30-Generation X64$2.25Marvel44,789
31-League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (resolicited)5$2.95DC44,040
32-X Men Children of the Atom (resolicited)3$2.99Marvel42,896
33-Batman Gotham Knights4$2.50DC42,638
34-JSA11$2.50DC42,370
35-Magdalena2$2.50Image42,036
36-Superman157$1.99DC41,869
37-Nightwing44$1.99DC41,156
38-X-Man64$2.25Marvel40,933
39-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight130$1.99DC40,184
40-Action Comics766$1.99DC40,053
41-Preacher62$2.50DC39,972
42-Green Lantern125$1.99DC39,775
43-Blood Legacy1$2.50Image38,950
44-F51$2.95Image38,803
45-Flash161$1.99DC38,742
46-Inhumans Vol. 21$2.99Marvel38,408
47-Incredible Hulk15$2.25Marvel38,292
48-Thunderbolts39$2.99Marvel38,262
49-Superman Gen 131$2.50DC38,211
50-Superman The Man of Steel101$1.99DC38,019
51-Adventures of Superman579$1.99DC37,827
52-Darkness31$2.50Image37,002
53-Gambit17$2.25Marvel36,946
54-Steampunk3$2.50DC36,668
55-X-Men The Hidden Years7$2.50Marvel36,536
56-Sin City Hell and Back9$4.95Dark Horse35,352
57-Batman Huntress Cry For Blood1$2.50DC35,206
58-Witchblade Destinys Child1$2.95Image34,669
59-Rising Stars0$2.50Image34,366
60-Titans16$2.50DC34,017
61-Batman Lobo$5.95DC32,003
62-Robin77$1.99DC31,927
63-Avengers Two Wonder Man and Beast2$2.99Marvel31,795
64-Planetary11$2.50DC31,684
65-Spider-Girl21$2.25Marvel31,441
66-Wildcats Vol. 210$2.50DC31,072
67-Shock Rockets1$2.50Image30,571
68-Gear Station2$2.50Image30,338
69-Authority14$2.50DC30,166
70-Young Justice20$2.50DC29,544
71-Catwoman81$1.99DC29,018
72-Captain Marvel6$2.50Marvel28,987
73-Spawn The Undead11$2.25Image28,097
74-Eve Proto Mecha3$2.50Image27,834
75-Bishop The Last X-Man9$2.25Marvel27,778
76-Spawn The Dark Ages14$2.50Image27,672
77-Deadpool41$2.25Marvel27,621
78-Star Wars17$2.95Dark Horse27,535
79-Darkminds Vol. 23$2.50Image27,221
80-Star Wars Chewbacca4$2.95Dark Horse27,201
81-Orion1$2.50DC27,034
82-Gen 1352$2.50DC26,933
83-Buffy The Vampire Slayer20*$2.95Dark Horse26,159
84-Marvel The Lost Generation9$2.99Marvel25,385
85-Gatecrasher4$2.50Wizard25,223
86-Titans Legion of Superheroes Universe Ablaze4$4.95DC25,061
87-Kiss Psycho Circus29$2.25Image24,727
88-Tellos7$2.50Image24,140
89-Spider-Woman12$2.25Marvel24,105
90-Starman66$2.50DC24,034
91-Saffire1$2.95Image23,867
92-Supergirl45$1.99DC23,806
93-Birds of Prey18$1.99DC23,513
94-Lucifer1$2.50DC23,401
95-Sam and Twitch9$2.50Image23,330
96-Black Panther19$2.50Marvel23,244
97-Wonder Woman157$1.99DC22,637
98-Superman Metropolis Secret Files1$4.95DC22,359
99-Azrael Agent of the Bat65$2.25DC22,197
100-Legends of the DCUniverse29$1.99DC21,129
101-Glory (resolicited)1$3.50Awesome21,124
102-Swamp Thing2$2.50DC20,401
103-Superboy75$1.99DC20,138
104-Legion Lost2$2.50DC19,966
105-New Warriors9$2.50Marvel19,875
106-Vampirella Lady Death End1 Reg Ed$2.95Harris19,773
107-Aliens Vs Predator Vs The Terminator1$2.95Dark Horse19,713
108-Hitman50$2.50DC19,586
109-Martian Manhunter19$1.99DC19,136
110-Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man18$2.50Marvel18,827
111-Angel6*$2.95Dark Horse18,822
112-Purgatori Empire1$2.95Chaos18,367
113-Sailor Moon19$2.95Mixx18,261
114-Star Wars Handbook Dark Empire$2.95Dark Horse18,003
115-Hellblazer149$2.50DC17,967
116-Cow Spring 001$2.95Image17,962
117-Aquaman68$1.99DC17,896
118-Savage Dragon74$2.95Image17,416
119-Kin (resolicited)3$2.95Image17,132
120-Xena Warrior Princess8*$2.95Dark Horse16,935
121-Invisibles Volume 31$2.95DC16,636
122-Hourman15$2.50DC16,242
123-X-5111$2.50Marvel16,141
124-Batman Gotham Adventures25$1.99DC16,004
125-Impulse61$2.25DC15,958
126-Dirty Pair Run From The Future4*$2.95Dark Horse15,867
127-Lady Pendragon10$2.95Image15,832
128-Jinn3$2.95Image15,604
129-Lady Demon3$2.95Chaos15,604
130-Batman Beyond8$1.99DC15,402
131-Wicked5$2.95Image15,311
132-Books of Magic73$2.50DC15,063
133-Bettie Page Queen of the Nile3$2.95Dark Horse14,972
134-Transmetropolitan I Hate It Here$5.95DC14,860
135-Simpsons Comics48$2.50Bongo14,855
136-Judge2$2.95Image14,648
137-Realworlds Wonder Woman$5.95DC14,557
138-Warlock9$2.50Marvel14,486
139-Dragonball Z Part 33$2.95Viz14,289
140-Nine Rings of the Wu Tang5$2.95Image14,273
141-Supermen of America4$2.50DC13,985
142-Dreaming49$2.50DC13,843
143-Star Trek The Next Generation Embrace The Wolf$5.95DC13,752
144-Deathlok11$2.50Marvel13,398
145-Sandman Presents Petrefax4$2.95DC12,756
146-Coven Vol. 2 (resolicited)6$2.99Awesome12,730
147-Millennium Edition Detective Comics395$2.50DC12,665
148-Countdown1$2.50DC12,578
149-Coven Vol. 2 (resolicited)5$2.99Awesome12,578
150-100 Bullets11$2.50DC12,533
151-Grendel Devils Legacy2$2.95Dark Horse12,508
152-Sergio Aragones Groo Mightier Than The Sword4$2.95Dark Horse12,482
153-Spyboy7$2.95Dark Horse12,457
154-Creature Commandos2$2.50DC12,341
155-Demonslayer Vol. 21$2.95Image12,300
156-Supreme The Return (resolicited)7$2.99Awesome12,300
157-Dragonball Part 214$2.95Viz12,012
158-Echo2$2.50Image11,921
159-Powers1$2.95Image11,895
160-Oh My Goddess (Part VIII)1$2.95Dark Horse11,728
161-Terry Moores Paradise Too$2.75Abstract11,425
162-Daredevil Vs Punisher$3.50Marvel11,172
163-Superman Adventures44$1.99DC11,111
164-Millennium Edition All Star Comics Standard3$3.95DC11,050
165-Sgt Rocks Prize Battle Tales 80 Page Giant Replica Ed$5.95DC11,015
166-Stars and Stripe11$2.50DC11,015
167-Stone Vol. 25$2.95Image10,889
168-Liberty Meadows9$2.95Insight10,823
169-Battle Gods Warriors of the Chaak1$2.95Dark Horse10,641
170-Battleaxes2$2.50DC10,514
171-Atomics4$2.95AAA Pop10,499
172-Ghost Vol. 219$2.95Dark Horse10,403
173-Powerpuff Girls2$1.99DC10,089
174-Millennium Edition Our Army At War81$2.50DC10,013
175-Iron Wings Vol. 22$2.50Image9,968
176-Relative Heroes4$2.50DC9,907
177-Deadenders4$2.50DC9,588
178-Super Manga Blast2$4.95Dark Horse9,578
179-Gunsmith Cats Kidnapped6$2.95Dark Horse9,487
180-Lenore8$2.95Slave Labor9,345
181-Blade of the Immortal The Gathering (2 of 15)44$2.95Dark Horse9,300
182-Avengers United They Stand7$2.99Marvel9,269
183-Ring of the Nibelung Rhinegold3$2.95Dark Horse9,153
184-Pokemon Adventures Part 23$2.95Viz8,657
185-Blair Witch Chronicles2$2.95Oni8,591
186-Usagi Yojimbo37$2.95Dark Horse8,521
187-Ranma 1/2 Part 813$2.95Viz8,409
188-Unity 20006$2.50Acclaim8,343
189-Brigade Vol. 2 (resolicited)1$2.99Awesome8,293
190-Millennium Edition New Gods1$2.50DC8,278
191-Top Cow Classics Fathom1$2.95Image7,939
192-Extreme Forces2$2.99Awesome7,706
193-Quantum & Woody24$2.50Acclaim7,615
194-Cerebus253$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,478
195-Poison Elves56$2.95Sirius6,871
196-Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan The Rivers of Blood6$2.95Dark Horse6,851
197-Disavowed4$2.50DC6,805
198-Aqua Knight1$3.50Viz6,745
199-Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady Awakening19$2.50Dark Horse6,659
200-The Patriots6$2.50DC6,633
201-Fathom Holofoil Incentive12$5.00Image6,613
202-Dark Horse Presents153$2.95Dark Horse6,552
203-Astounding Space Thrills Comic Book1$2.95Image6,411
204-Dr Robot Special$2.95Dark Horse6,294
205-Knights of the Dinner Table42$2.95Kenzer6,122
206-Rumble Girls1$3.50Image5,890
207-Ticks Big Mothers Day Special1$3.50New England5,809
208-Gold Digger Vol. 210$2.50Antarctic5,505
209-Too Much Coffee Man9$2.95Adhesive5,470
210-Adventures of Barry Ween 2.03$2.95Oni5,277
211-Parts Unknown Killing Attractions1$2.95Image5,191
212-Sonic The Hedgehog84$1.99Archie5,176
213-Cardcaptor Sakura5$2.95Mixx5,095
214-Cherry22$3.00Cherry5,080
215-Scooby-Doo35$1.99DC5,039
216-Bondage Fairies Extreme7$3.50Fantagraphics4,918
217-Inu Yasha Part 46$3.25Viz4,918
218-Tick Circus Maximus4$3.50New England4,862
219-Shadowman Vol. 310$2.50Acclaim4,751
220-No Need For Tenchi Part 92$2.95Viz4,700
221-Cavewoman Pangaean Sea1$2.95Basement4,695
222-Millennium Edition All Star Comics Chromium3 (Net)$5.00DC4,690
223-Scary Godmother Wild About Harry3$2.95Sirius4,493
224-Marvel Selects Spider-Man6$2.75Marvel4,402
225-Charm School1$2.95Slave Labor4,356
226-Marvel Selects Fantastic Four6$2.75Marvel4,311
227-Magical Pokemon Journey2$4.95Viz4,184
228-Ninja High School Version 210$2.50Antarctic4,134
229-Lodoss War Grey Witch18$2.95CPM3,967
230-Faust Singhas Talons3$3.95Avatar3,886
231-Gigantor3$2.50Antarctic3,881
232-Hawkshaws2$2.95Image3,856
233-Gundam Wing3$2.95Mixx3,840
234-Tomb Raider Another Universe Excl Cvr1$5.00American Entertainment3,785
235-Go Girl1$2.50Image3,744
236-Sabrina Vol. 27$1.99Archie3,729
237-Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 310$2.50Antarctic3,683
238-Dark Angel12$2.95CPM3,658
239-World War II 194610$2.50Antarctic3,608
240-Yeah9$2.95DC3,597
241-Blue Monday The Kids Are Alright3$2.95Oni3,592
242-X-Men Universe7$4.99Marvel3,587
243-Dexters Laboratory10$1.99DC3,491
244-Dungeons & Dragons Lost City5$4.95Twenty First3,491
245-Archie497$1.99Archie3,481
246-Berlin (resolicited)7$2.95Drawn & Quarterly3,375
247-Ninja High School74$2.50Antarctic3,370
248-Looney Tunes65$1.99DC3,350
249-Betty & Veronica149$1.99Archie3,339
250-Luftwaffe 1946 (resolicited)18$2.99Antarctic3,324
251-DF Fathom Atl Cvr12$6.95Dynamic Forces3,269
252-Saga of the Metabarons5$2.95Humanoids3,258
253-Sex Philes15$3.95Fantagraphics3,258
254-Little Gloomy3$2.95Slave Labor3,248
255-Co-Ed Sexxtasy5$3.50Fantagraphics3,203
256-Martian Successor Nadesico11$2.95CPM3,203
257-Faust Claires Lust (A)$3.00Avatar3,147
258-Silent Mobius Karma6$3.25Viz3,086
259-Betty87$1.99Archie3,076
260-Aquarium1$2.95CPM3,066
261-Veronica101$1.99Archie3,066
262-Cartoon Network Starring10$1.99DC3,026
263-Junior1$2.95Fantagraphics2,980
264-F5 Ltd Ed Retailer Incentive1$2.95Image2,930
265-Spider-Man Universe3$4.99Marvel2,925
266-Cheryl Blossom32$1.99Archie2,884
267-Archie Double Digest116$3.19Archie2,879
268-Betty & Veronica Double Digest89$3.19Archie2,854
269-Time Traveler Ai7$2.95CPM2,844
270-Archies Weird Mysteries6$1.99Archie2,833
271-Crime Patrol3$2.50Gemstone2,818
272-War Against Crime3$2.50Gemstone2,808
273-Akiko39$2.95Sirius2,803
274-Fortune & Glory3$4.95Oni2,798
275-Threshold27*$4.95Avatar2,727
276-DF Uncanny X-Men Alt Cvr381$6.95Dynamic Forces2,722
277-Betty & Veronica Spectacular42$1.99Archie2,692
278-Darklight Prelude1$2.95Sirius2,692
279-Prophecy of the Soul Sorcerer Vol. 22$2.95Archie2,682
280-Young Witches Iv Eternal Dream1$3.50Fantagraphics2,672
281-Mr Monsters Gal Friday Kelly2$2.95Image2,666
282-Geobreeders14$2.95CPM2,656
283-F5 Ltd Retailer Incentive1$2.95Image2,651
284-Betty & Veronica Digest112$2.19Archie2,555
285-Big Bang Comics31$3.95Image2,459
286-Archie Digest172$2.19Archie2,434
287-Nash Photo Split Ed1$2.95Image2,419
288-Jugheads Double Digest68$3.19Archie2,408
289-Jughead128$1.99Archie2,312
290-DF Tomb Raider Alt Cvr5$6.95Dynamic Forces2,307
291-Far West Vol. 22$2.50Antarctic2,307
292-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 55$2.95Ironcat2,277
293-Genus41$2.95Radio2,221
294-Futabakun Change Vol. 44$2.95Ironcat2,181
295-Spook Girl2$2.95Slave Labor2,166
296-Vampirella Lady Death End1 Alt Cvr Ed$9.95Harris2,150
297-Maxion5$2.95CPM2,120
298-Courageous Princess1$11.95Antarctic2,064
299-Jughead With Archie Digest157$2.19Archie2,029
300-Immoral Angel4$2.95CPM1,938

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April 2000 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

Another off month for the best-selling graphic novels.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
13Essential Conan$14.95Marvel5,389
211Warlands Chronicles Vol. 2$7.95Image4,179
35JSA Justice Be Done$14.95DC3,522
410 Oh My Goddess The Adventures of the Mini Goddesses$9.95Dark Horse3,446
51Starman Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC2,919
68A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories$12.95DC2,833
732Warren Ellis Strange Kiss Script Book$4.95Avatar2,758
827Shi Year of Dragon Black White & Red Coll Ed$5.99Crusade2,707
99Sailor Moon Scout Guide Meet Sailor Jupiter Thunder$12.95Mixx2,661
1020Grendel Tales Homecoming$7.95Dark Horse2,646
1114Speed Racer Born To Race$9.95DC2,601
127Star Wars Prelude To Rebellion$14.95Dark Horse2,560
136Crypt of Dawn$19.95Sirius2,343
1413XXXenophile Coll Vol. 6$12.95XXX2,241
154Astro City The Tarnished Angel HC$29.95DC2,135
1622Kiss Psycho Circus Whispered Scream Vol. 3$9.95Image2,004
172Barry Windsor Smith Opus Vol. 2 Time Rise HC$49.95Fantagraphics1,999
1818Scene of the Crime A Little Piece of Goodnight$12.95DC1,796
1925Angel The Hollower$9.95Dark Horse1,786
2028Creatures Featured Fantastic Creations of Bernie Wrightson$9.95CFD1,604
2112Techniques For Drawing Female Manga Characters Eng Ed (O/A)$18.95Graphic-Sha1,584
2215X 1999 Vol. 6 Duet$15.95Viz1,574
2345Purgatori Collected Ed Vol. 1$5.95Chaos1,417
2421Pokemon Adventures Vol. 1 Wanted Pikachu$14.95Viz1,391
2519Dark Angel Vol. 1$15.95CPM1,391