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May 2000 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 Uncanny X-Men 382 $2.25 Marvel 114,855
2 X-Men 102 $2.25 Marvel 111,747
3 Wolverine 152 $2.25 Marvel 81,366
4 JLA 43 $1.99 DC 76,923
5 Avengers 30 $2.25 Marvel 74,731
6 Punisher 4 $2.99 Marvel 71,452
7 Spawn 98 $2.50 Image 67,865
8 Daredevil 14 $2.99 Marvel 66,908
9 Marvel Knights 1 $2.99 Marvel 60,445
10 Fantastic Four 31 $2.25 Marvel 58,123
11 Tomb Raider 6 $2.50 Image 56,516
12 Amazing Spider-Man 19 $2.25 Marvel 52,995
13 Avengers 2000 $3.50 Marvel 52,874
14 Batman 579 $1.99 DC 50,375
15 Batman Dark Victory 8 $2.95 DC 50,033
16 Peter Parker Spider-Man 19 $2.25 Marvel 49,907
17 Iron Man 30 $2.25 Marvel 49,227
18 Detective Comics 746 $2.50 DC 49,116
19 Rising Stars 8 $2.50 Image 48,128
20 Batgirl 4 $2.50 DC 47,740
21 Captain America 31 $2.25 Marvel 47,383
22 X-Force 104 $2.25 Marvel 47,297
23 Magneto Dark Seduction 2 $2.99 Marvel 47,040
24 Generation X 65 $2.25 Marvel 46,018
25 Cable 81 $2.25 Marvel 45,907
26 Mutant X 21 $2.25 Marvel 45,736
27 Thor Metallic Foil Cvr 25 $3.99 Marvel 44,683
28 Marvels Comics X-Men 1 $2.25 Marvel 44,446
29 Nightwing 45 $1.99 DC 42,713
30 Batman Gotham Knights 5 $2.50 DC 42,512
31 X-Man 65 $2.25 Marvel 42,184
32 JSA 12 $2.50 DC 42,078
33 Superman 158 $1.99 DC 41,862
34 X-Men Children of the Atom 4 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 41,650
35 Witchblade 40 $2.50 Image 41,116
36 Magdalena 3 $2.50 Image 40,824
37 Preacher 63 $2.50 DC 40,199
38 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 131 $1.99 DC 40,038
39 Wolverine Shi Dark Night Judgement 1 $2.99 Crusade 39,842
40 Steampunk 4 $2.50 DC 39,675
41 Action Comics 767 $1.99 DC 39,222
42 Green Lantern 126 $1.99 DC 39,091
43 Before The 4 Ben Grimm & Logan 1 $2.99 Marvel 38,149
44 Flash 162 $1.99 DC 38,114
45 Crimson 18 $2.50 DC 38,008
46 Adventures Of Superman 580 $1.99 DC 37,998
47 Superman The Man Of Steel 102 $1.99 DC 37,922
48 Incredible Hulk 16 $2.25 Marvel 37,409
49 Thunderbolts 40 $2.25 Marvel 37,353
50 Gambit 18 $2.25 Marvel 37,126
51 Dark Crossings Special Dark Cloud Rising 1 $5.95 Image 37,046
52 X-Men The Hidden Years 8 $2.50 Marvel 36,885
53 Silver Age 1 $3.95 DC 36,089
54 Silver Age Justice League Of America 1 $2.50 DC 35,671
55 Inhumans Vol. 2 2 $2.99 Marvel 34,663
56 Silver Age Green Lantern 1 $2.50 DC 33,822
57 Empire 1 $2.50 Image 33,766
58 Tom Strong 8 (Res) $2.95 DC 33,469
59 Titans 17 $2.50 DC 33,414
60 Witchblade Destinys Child 2 $2.95 Image 32,819
61 Marvels Comics Spider-Man 1 $2.25 Marvel 32,734
62 Marvels Comics Fantastic Four 1 $2.25 Marvel 32,583
63 Marvels Comics Daredevil 1 $2.25 Marvel 32,255
64 Superman Gen 13 2 $2.50 DC 31,998
65 Robin 78 $1.99 DC 31,620
66 Silver Age The Flash 1 $2.50 DC 31,590
67 Top Ten 9 $2.95 DC 31,580
68 Avengers Two Wonder Man And Beast 3 $2.99 Marvel 31,525
69 Spider-Girl 22 $2.25 Marvel 31,273
70 Marvels Comics Thor 1 $2.25 Marvel 30,955
71 Silver Age The Brave And The Bold 1 $2.50 DC 30,673
72 Batman Huntress Cry For Blood 2 $2.50 DC 30,663
73 Marvels Comics Captain America 1 $2.25 Marvel 30,648
74 Young Justice 21 $2.50 DC 30,326
75 Silver Age Teen Titans 1 $2.50 DC 30,165
76 Authority 15 $2.50 DC 30,155
77 Wildcats Vol. 2 11 $2.50 DC 29,812
78 Silver Age Showcase 1 $2.50 DC 28,835
79 Catwoman 82 $1.99 DC 28,663
80 Batman Chronicles 21 $2.95 DC 28,558
81 Captain Marvel 7 $2.50 Marvel 28,401
82 Silver Age 80 Page Giant 1 $5.95 DC 28,140
83 Eve Protomecha 4 $2.50 Image 27,973
84 Superman Vs Predator 1 $4.95 DC 27,747
85 Bishop The Last X-Man 10 $2.25 Marvel 27,747
86 Deadpool 42 $2.25 Marvel 27,606
87 F5 2 $2.95 Image 27,525
88 Birds Of Prey 19 $1.99 DC 27,525
89 Batman 80 Page Giant 3 $5.95 DC 27,374
90 Batman Its Joker Time 1 $4.95 DC 27,303
91 Promethea 8 (Res) $2.95 DC 27,001
92 Gen 13 53 $2.50 DC 26,608
93 Silver Age Secret Files 1 $4.95 DC 26,588
94 Silver Age Challengers of the Unknown 1 $2.50 DC 26,477
95 Silver Age Doom Patrol 1 $2.50 DC 26,467
96 Silver Age Dial H For Hero 1 $2.50 DC 26,235
97 Spawn The Dark Ages 15 $2.50 Image 26,140
98 Star Wars 18 $2.95 Dark Horse 25,752
99 Buffy The Vampire Slayer 21* $2.95 Dark Horse 25,475
100 Crossgen Chronicles 1 $3.95 Crossgen 25,172
101 Marvel The Lost Generation 8 $2.99 Marvel 25,157
102 Kiss Psycho Circus 30 $2.50 Image 24,628
103 Spider-Man Vs The Punisher $2.99 Marvel 24,618
104 Starman 67 $2.50 DC 24,039
105 Supergirl 46 $1.99 DC 23,565
106 Darkminds Vol. 2 4 $2.50 Image 23,560
107 Spider-Woman 13 $2.25 Marvel 23,233
108 Black Panther 20 $2.50 Marvel 23,142
109 City Of Silence 1 $2.50 Image 23,122
110 Batman Dreamland $5.95 DC 23,112
111 History Of Marvels Comics $1.50 Marvel 23,062
112 Sam And Twitch 10 $2.50 Image 22,936
113 Gear Station 3 $2.50 Image 22,734
114 Joker Mask 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 22,603
115 Shockrockets 2 $2.50 Image 22,281
116 Wonder Woman 158 $1.99 DC 22,246
117 Azrael Agent of the Bat 66 $2.25 DC 22,100
118 Blood Legacy 2 $2.50 Image 21,964
119 Legion Lost 3 $2.50 DC 21,923
120 Realworlds JLA $5.95 DC 21,828
121 Dark Angel Phoenix Resurrection 1 $2.95 Image 21,697
122 Orion 2 $2.50 DC 21,692
123 Superman And Bugs Bunny 1 (Res) $2.50 DC 21,656
124 Tomorrow Stories 9 $2.95 DC 21,238
125 Lady Death By Steven Hughes 1 $2.95 Chaos 21,193
126 Spider-Girl Presents The Buzz 1 $2.99 Marvel 20,221
127 Insane Clown Posse Pendulum 3 $5.95 Chaos 20,135
128 Lucifer 2 $2.50 DC 19,666
129 Martian Manhunter 20 $1.99 DC 19,636
130 Superboy 76 $1.99 DC 19,596
131 Savage Dragon 75 $4.95 Image 19,092
132 New Warriors 10 $2.50 Marvel 18,951
133 Hitman 51 $2.50 DC 18,921
134 Hellblazer 150 $2.50 DC 18,755
135 Swamp Thing 3 $2.50 DC 18,745
136 Angel 7 $2.95 Dark Horse 18,669
137 Legends of the DC Universe 30 $1.99 DC 18,563
138 Transmetropolitan 34 $2.50 DC 18,518
139 Aquaman 69 $1.99 DC 18,029
140 Sailor Moon 20 $2.95 Mixx 17,918
141 Aliens Vs Predator Vs The Terminator 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 17,143
142 Kin 4 $2.95 Image 17,128
143 Xena Warrior Princess 9 $2.95 Dark Horse 16,745
144 Hourman 16 $2.50 DC 16,604
145 Thor Standard Cvr 25 $2.99 Marvel 16,533
146 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 32 $2.75 Abstract 16,468
147 Purgatori Empire 2 $2.95 Chaos 16,206
148 JSA 100 Page Super Spectacular 1975 1 $6.95 DC 15,974
149 Impulse 62 $2.25 DC 15,898
150 Batman Gotham Adventures 26 $1.99 DC 15,485
151 Nine Rings of the Wu Tang Fatimas Revenge 1 $2.95 Image 15,385
152 Dreaming 50 $2.50 DC 15,334
153 Saffire 2 $2.95 Image 15,329
154 Mostly Wanted 1 $2.50 DC 15,208
155 X-51 12 $2.50 Marvel 15,198
156 Lady Pendragon 11 $2.95 Image 15,128
157 Lazarus Five 1 $2.50 DC 15,002
158 Books Of Magic 74 $2.50 DC 14,992
159 Batman Beyond 9 $1.99 DC 14,851
160 I Feel Sick 2 $3.95 Slave Labor 14,715
161 Echo 3 $2.50 Image 14,276
162 Dragonball Z Part 3 4 $2.95 Viz 14,155
163 Star Trek Voyager Elite Force $5.95 DC 13,370
164 100 Bullets 12 $2.50 DC 13,082
165 Judge 3 $2.95 Image 13,032
166 Titan A E 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,815
167 Supermen Of America 5 $2.50 DC 12,770
168 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose 2 $2.95 Broken Halos 12,594
169 Spyboy 8 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,377
170 Grendel Devils Legacy 3 $2.95 Dark Horse 12,216
171 Millennium Edition Action Comics 252 $2.50 DC 11,813
172 Dragonball Part 2 15 $3.50 Viz 11,662
173 Liberty Meadows 10 $2.95 Insight 11,385
174 Oh My Goddess (Part VIII) 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 11,329
175 Flinch 13 $2.50 DC 11,244
176 Vampirella Legendary Tales 1 $2.95 Harris 11,229
177 Creature Commandos 3 $2.50 DC 11,213
178 Millennium Edition Spirit 1 $2.95 DC 11,047
179 Superman Adventures 45 $1.99 DC 10,770
180 Stars And Stripe 12 $2.50 DC 10,715
181 Atomics 5 $2.95 AAA Pop 10,473
182 Nevermen 1 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,438
183 Ghost Vol. 2 20 $2.95 Dark Horse 10,327
184 Avengelyne 3 (Res) $2.99 Awesome 10,327
185 Countdown 2 $2.95 DC 10,322
186 Powerpuff Girls 3 $1.99 DC 10,317
187 Demonslayer Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Image 9,934
188 Gunsmith Cats Kidnapped 7 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,607
189 Relative Heroes 5 $2.50 DC 9,420
190 Blade of the Immortal The Gathering (3 Of 15) 45 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,365
191 Powers 2 $2.95 Image 9,279
192 Ring of the Nibelung Rhinegold 4 $2.95 Dark Horse 9,037
193 Deadenders 5 $2.50 DC 8,937
194 Super Manga Blast 3 $4.95 Dark Horse 8,926
195 Iron Wings Vol. 2 3 $2.50 Image 8,866
196 Battleaxes 3 $2.50 DC 8,579
197 Usagi Yojimbo 38 $2.95 Dark Horse 8,554
198 Ranma 1/2 Part 9 1 $2.95 Viz 8,544
199 Battle Gods Warriors of the Chaak 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 7,859
200 Quantum & Woody 25 $2.50 Acclaim 7,541
201 Pokemon Adventures Part 2 4 $2.95 Viz 7,491
202 Cerebus 254 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 7,471
203 Millennium Edition Plop 1 $2.50 DC 7,073
204 Millennium Edition Justice League 1 $2.50 DC 7,042
205 Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady 20 $2.50 Dark Horse 7,037
206 Poison Elves 57 $2.95 Sirius 6,947
207 Knights of the Dinner Table 43 $2.95 Kenzer 6,388
208 Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters 1 $2.95 Kenzer 6,312
209 Disavowed 5 $2.50 DC 6,267
210 The Patriots 7 $2.50 DC 6,241
211 Dark Horse Presents 154 $2.95 Dark Horse 6,080
212 Millennium Edition Hellblazer 1 $2.95 DC 5,964
213 Marquis Danse Macabre 1 $2.95 Oni 5,753
214 Ticks Big Fathers Day Special 1 $3.50 New England 5,718
215 Shadow Hunters Ace Ed Preview $3.75 Wizard 5,541
216 Gold Digger Vol. 2 11 $2.50 Antarctic 5,541
217 Sonic The Hedgehog 85 $1.99 Archie 5,254
218 Scooby-Doo 36 $1.99 DC 5,093
219 Aqua Knight 2 $3.50 Viz 5,022
220 Bondage Fairies Extreme 8 $3.95 Fantagraphics 4,957
221 Inu Yasha Part 4 7 $3.25 Viz 4,901
222 Cardcaptor Sakura 6 $2.95 Mixx 4,846
223 Gundam Wing 4 $2.95 Mixx 4,846
224 No Need For Tenchi Part 9 3 $2.95 Viz 4,650
225 Tomb Raider 1 Michael Turner Cover (O/A) $2.50 Image 4,554
226 Shadowman Vol. 3 11 $2.50 Acclaim 4,534
227 Cavewoman One Shot Special $2.95 Basement 4,352
228 Battlestar Galactica Search For Sanctuary Special 1 $3.99 Realm 4,287
229 Geeksville Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Image 4,277
230 Ninja High School Version 2 11 $2.50 Antarctic 4,252
231 Dark Horror Of Morella 1 $3.95 Verotik 4,191
232 Lodoss War Grey Witch 19 $2.95 CPM 3,985
233 Gigantor 4 $2.50 Antarctic 3,980
234 Hawkshaws 3 $2.95 Image 3,869
235 Dark Angel 13 $2.95 CPM 3,844
236 Mr Monsters Gal Friday Kelly 3 $2.95 Image 3,834
237 Sabrina Vol. 2 8 $1.99 Archie 3,818
238 Magical Pokemon Journey 3 $4.95 Viz 3,718
239 Faust Singhas Talons 4 $3.95 Avatar 3,703
240 Betty & Veronica 150 $1.99 Archie 3,647
241 Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 3 11 $2.50 Antarctic 3,597
242 Haunted Man 2 $2.95 Dark Horse 3,592
243 Archie 498 $1.99 Archie 3,577
244 World War II 1946 11 $2.50 Antarctic 3,567
245 Battlestar Galactica Gallery 1 $3.99 Realm 3,521
246 Dexters Laboratory 11 $1.99 DC 3,511
247 Saga of the Metabarons 6 $2.95 Humanoids 3,420
248 Co-Ed Sexxtasy 6 $3.50 Fantagraphics 3,405
249 Chassis 5 $2.95 Image 3,380
250 Lost Ones 2 $2.95 Image 3,350
251 Archie Double Digest 117 $3.19 Archie 3,305
252 Ad&D Forgotten Realms Forbidden Sands Anauroch 6 $4.95 Twenty First 3,254
253 Sex Philes 16 $3.95 Fantagraphics 3,244
254 Betty 88 $1.99 Archie 3,239
255 Fillerbunny 1 (O/A) $2.25 Slave Labor 3,234
256 Veronica 102 $1.99 Archie 3,209
257 X-Men Universe 8 $4.99 Marvel 3,194
258 Martian Successor Nadesico 12 $2.95 CPM 3,189
259 Geisha One-Shot $4.50 Oni 3,189
260 Looney Tunes 66 $1.99 DC 3,128
261 Millennium Ed Justice League Chromium Edition 1 $5.00 DC 3,118
262 Cartoon Network Starring 11 $1.99 DC 3,053
263 Silent Mobius Karma 7 $3.25 Viz 3,017
264 Pals N Gals Double Digest 50 $3.19 Archie 2,987
265 Archie & Friends 42 $1.99 Archie 2,962
266 Cheryl Blossom 33 $1.99 Archie 2,952
267 Eve Protomecha Variant 1 $5.00 Fantagraphics 2,947
268 Archies Weird Mysteries 7 $1.99 Archie 2,897
269 Archies Vacation Special 8 $2.49 Archie 2,881
270 Mark Of Power 1/2 $0.99 Awesome 2,836
271 Betty & Veronica Digest 113 $2.19 Archie 2,836
272 Time Traveler Ai 8 $2.95 CPM 2,781
273 Jugheads Double Digest 69 $3.19 Archie 2,720
274 Threshold 28* $4.95 Avatar 2,710
275 Geobreeders 15 $2.95 CPM 2,700
276 Archie Digest 173 $2.19 Archie 2,665
277 Crime Patrol 4 $2.50 Gemstone 2,650
278 War Against Crime 4 $2.50 Gemstone 2,640
279 Prophecy of the Soul Sorcerer Vol. 2 3 $2.95 Archie 2,599
280 Aquarium 2 $2.95 CPM 2,514
281 Palooka Ville 14 $3.75 Drawn & Quarterly 2,489
282 Laugh Digest 158 $2.19 Archie 2,483
283 Spider-Man Universe 4 $4.99 Marvel 2,453
284 Steam Detectives Pushing Pencils $3.95 Fantagraphics 2,408
285 Milk 17 $2.95 Radio 2,398
286 Jughead With Archie Digest 158 $2.19 Archie 2,398
287 Jughead 129 $1.99 Archie 2,363
288 I Feel Sick 1 (O/A) $3.95 Slave Labor 2,332
289 Wahoo Morris 2 $3.50 Image 2,332
290 Thieves & Kings 32 $2.50 I Box 2,297
291 Louis Riel 4 $2.95 Drawn & Quarterly 2,282
292 Gold Digger Swimsuit Special 1 $4.50 Antarctic 2,252
293 Darklight Prelude 2 $2.95 Sirius 2,237
294 New Vampire Miyu Vol. 5 6 $2.95 Ironcat 2,232
295 Futabakun Change Vol. 4 5 $2.95 Ironcat 2,131
296 Maxion 6 $2.95 CPM 2,096
297 Penance 1 $2.95 Red Anvil 1,955
298 Immoral Angel 5 $2.95 CPM 1,950
299 Lady Death Dark Millennium Preview Book $5.00 Chaos 1,854
300 Furrlough 89 $2.95 Radio 1,773
Top-selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. preorders
1 Portable Dawn $9.95 Sirius 9,879
2 Preacher All Hells A Coming $17.95 DC 8,483
3 Nick Fury Agent Of Shield $19.95 Marvel 6,947
4 Only The End of the World Again $6.95 Oni 5,748
5 Essential Avengers Vol. 2 $14.95 Marvel 4,498
6 Authority Relentless $17.95 DC 4,483
7 Grendel Past Prime Illustrated Novel $14.95 Dark Horse 4,428
8 Sailor Moon Super S Pocket Mixx Vol. 4 $9.95 Mixx 4,408
9 Spirit Archives Vol. 1 HC $49.95 DC 4,025
10 Big Book of the 70s $14.95 DC 3,763
11 Ranma 1/2 Vol. 15 $16.95 Viz 3,481
12 How To Draw Manga Illust Battles Eng Ed $18.95 Graphic-Sha 3,365
13 Captain America Classic Years Vol. 2 $24.95 Marvel 3,073
14 Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit $16.95 Dark Horse 2,962
15 Batman Gotham Adventures $9.95 DC 2,781
16 Uncle Sam $9.95 DC 2,761
17 Hitman Ace Of Killers $17.95 DC 2,655
18 Superman The Sunday Classics 1939-1943 $19.95 DC 2,539
19 Castle Waiting Vol. 1 Lucky Road $16.95 Cartoon 2,312
20 Star Wars X Wing Rogue Squadron Masquerade $12.95 Dark Horse 2,196
21 Thor The Dark Gods $15.95 Marvel 2,116
22 Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle Of Trouble Vol. 6 $9.95 Kenzer 2,080
23 Gundam Wing Pocket Mixx Vol. 1 $9.95 Mixx 2,060
24 Life On Another Planet $12.95 DC 2,050
25 Maison Ikkoku Vol. 14 Welcome Home $16.95 Viz 1,955




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