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May 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


May turned out to be pretty much in line with May of 1999 once graphic novels were included.

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-Uncanny X-Men382$2.25Marvel114,855
2-X-Men102$2.25Marvel111,747
3-Wolverine152$2.25Marvel81,366
4-JLA43$1.99DC76,923
5-Avengers30$2.25Marvel74,731
6-Punisher4$2.99Marvel71,452
7-Spawn98$2.50Image67,865
8-Daredevil14$2.99Marvel66,908
9-Marvel Knights1$2.99Marvel60,445
10-Fantastic Four31$2.25Marvel58,123
11-Tomb Raider6$2.50Image56,516
12-Amazing Spider-Man19$2.25Marvel52,995
13-Avengers 2000$3.50Marvel52,874
14-Batman579$1.99DC50,375
15-Batman Dark Victory8$2.95DC50,033
16-Peter Parker Spider-Man19$2.25Marvel49,907
17-Iron Man30$2.25Marvel49,227
18-Detective Comics746$2.50DC49,116
19-Rising Stars8$2.50Image48,128
20-Batgirl4$2.50DC47,740
21-Captain America31$2.25Marvel47,383
22-X-Force104$2.25Marvel47,297
23-Magneto Dark Seduction2$2.99Marvel47,040
24-Generation X65$2.25Marvel46,018
25-Cable81$2.25Marvel45,907
26-Mutant X21$2.25Marvel45,736
27-Thor Metallic Foil Cvr25$3.99Marvel44,683
28-Marvels Comics X-Men1$2.25Marvel44,446
29-Nightwing45$1.99DC42,713
30-Batman Gotham Knights5$2.50DC42,512
31-X-Man65$2.25Marvel42,184
32-JSA12$2.50DC42,078
33-Superman158$1.99DC41,862
34-X-Men Children of the Atom (resolicited)4$2.99Marvel41,650
35-Witchblade40$2.50Image41,116
36-Magdalena3$2.50Image40,824
37-Preacher63$2.50DC40,199
38-Batman Legends of the Dark Knight131$1.99DC40,038
39-Wolverine Shi Dark Night Judgement1$2.99Crusade39,842
40-Steampunk4$2.50DC39,675
41-Action Comics767$1.99DC39,222
42-Green Lantern126$1.99DC39,091
43-Before The 4 Ben Grimm & Logan1$2.99Marvel38,149
44-Flash162$1.99DC38,114
45-Crimson18$2.50DC38,008
46-Adventures of Superman580$1.99DC37,998
47-Superman The Man of Steel102$1.99DC37,922
48-Incredible Hulk16$2.25Marvel37,409
49-Thunderbolts40$2.25Marvel37,353
50-Gambit18$2.25Marvel37,126
51-Dark Crossings Special Dark Cloud Rising1$5.95Image37,046
52-X-Men The Hidden Years8$2.50Marvel36,885
53-Silver Age1$3.95DC36,089
54-Silver Age Justice League of America1$2.50DC35,671
55-Inhumans Vol. 22$2.99Marvel34,663
56-Silver Age Green Lantern1$2.50DC33,822
57-Empire1$2.50Image33,766
58-Tom Strong (resolicited)8$2.95DC33,469
59-Titans17$2.50DC33,414
60-Witchblade Destinys Child2$2.95Image32,819
61-Marvels Comics Spider-Man1$2.25Marvel32,734
62-Marvels Comics Fantastic Four1$2.25Marvel32,583
63-Marvels Comics Daredevil1$2.25Marvel32,255
64-Superman Gen 132$2.50DC31,998
65-Robin78$1.99DC31,620
66-Silver Age The Flash1$2.50DC31,590
67-Top Ten9$2.95DC31,580
68-Avengers Two Wonder Man and Beast3$2.99Marvel31,525
69-Spider-Girl22$2.25Marvel31,273
70-Marvels Comics Thor1$2.25Marvel30,955
71-Silver Age The Brave and The Bold1$2.50DC30,673
72-Batman Huntress Cry For Blood2$2.50DC30,663
73-Marvels Comics Captain America1$2.25Marvel30,648
74-Young Justice21$2.50DC30,326
75-Silver Age Teen Titans1$2.50DC30,165
76-Authority15$2.50DC30,155
77-Wildcats Vol. 211$2.50DC29,812
78-Silver Age Showcase1$2.50DC28,835
79-Catwoman82$1.99DC28,663
80-Batman Chronicles21$2.95DC28,558
81-Captain Marvel7$2.50Marvel28,401
82-Silver Age 80 Page Giant1$5.95DC28,140
83-Eve Protomecha4$2.50Image27,973
84-Superman Vs Predator1$4.95DC27,747
85-Bishop The Last X-Man10$2.25Marvel27,747
86-Deadpool42$2.25Marvel27,606
87-F52$2.95Image27,525
88-Birds of Prey19$1.99DC27,525
89-Batman 80 Page Giant3$5.95DC27,374
90-Batman Its Joker Time1$4.95DC27,303
91-Promethea (resolicited)8$2.95DC27,001
92-Gen 1353$2.50DC26,608
93-Silver Age Secret Files1$4.95DC26,588
94-Silver Age Challengers of the Unknown1$2.50DC26,477
95-Silver Age Doom Patrol1$2.50DC26,467
96-Silver Age Dial H For Hero1$2.50DC26,235
97-Spawn The Dark Ages15$2.50Image26,140
98-Star Wars18$2.95Dark Horse25,752
99-Buffy The Vampire Slayer21*$2.95Dark Horse25,475
100-Crossgen Chronicles1$3.95Crossgen25,172
101-Marvel The Lost Generation8$2.99Marvel25,157
102-Kiss Psycho Circus30$2.50Image24,628
103-Spider-Man Vs The Punisher$2.99Marvel24,618
104-Starman67$2.50DC24,039
105-Supergirl46$1.99DC23,565
106-Darkminds Vol. 24$2.50Image23,560
107-Spider-Woman13$2.25Marvel23,233
108-Black Panther20$2.50Marvel23,142
109-City of Silence1$2.50Image23,122
110-Batman Dreamland$5.95DC23,112
111-History of Marvels Comics$1.50Marvel23,062
112-Sam and Twitch10$2.50Image22,936
113-Gear Station3$2.50Image22,734
114-Joker Mask1$2.95Dark Horse22,603
115-Shockrockets2$2.50Image22,281
116-Wonder Woman158$1.99DC22,246
117-Azrael Agent of the Bat66$2.25DC22,100
118-Blood Legacy2$2.50Image21,964
119-Legion Lost3$2.50DC21,923
120-Realworlds JLA$5.95DC21,828
121-Dark Angel Phoenix Resurrection1$2.95Image21,697
122-Orion2$2.50DC21,692
123-Superman and Bugs Bunny (resolicited)1$2.50DC21,656
124-Tomorrow Stories9$2.95DC21,238
125-Lady Death By Steven Hughes1$2.95Chaos21,193
126-Spider-Girl Presents The Buzz1$2.99Marvel20,221
127-Insane Clown Posse Pendulum3$5.95Chaos20,135
128-Lucifer2$2.50DC19,666
129-Martian Manhunter20$1.99DC19,636
130-Superboy76$1.99DC19,596
131-Savage Dragon75$4.95Image19,092
132-New Warriors10$2.50Marvel18,951
133-Hitman51$2.50DC18,921
134-Hellblazer150$2.50DC18,755
135-Swamp Thing3$2.50DC18,745
136-Angel7$2.95Dark Horse18,669
137-Legends of the DC Universe30$1.99DC18,563
138-Transmetropolitan34$2.50DC18,518
139-Aquaman69$1.99DC18,029
140-Sailor Moon20$2.95Mixx17,918
141-Aliens Vs Predator Vs The Terminator2$2.95Dark Horse17,143
142-Kin4$2.95Image17,128
143-Xena Warrior Princess9$2.95Dark Horse16,745
144-Hourman16$2.50DC16,604
145-Thor Standard Cvr25$2.99Marvel16,533
146-Strangers In Paradise Vol. III32$2.75Abstract16,468
147-Purgatori Empire2$2.95Chaos16,206
148-JSA 100 Page Super Spectacular 19751$6.95DC15,974
149-Impulse62$2.25DC15,898
150-Batman Gotham Adventures26$1.99DC15,485
151-Nine Rings of the Wu Tang Fatimas Revenge1$2.95Image15,385
152-Dreaming50$2.50DC15,334
153-Saffire2$2.95Image15,329
154-Mostly Wanted1$2.50DC15,208
155-X-5112$2.50Marvel15,198
156-Lady Pendragon11$2.95Image15,128
157-Lazarus Five1$2.50DC15,002
158-Books of Magic74$2.50DC14,992
159-Batman Beyond9$1.99DC14,851
160-I Feel Sick2$3.95Slave Labor14,715
161-Echo3$2.50Image14,276
162-Dragonball Z Part 34$2.95Viz14,155
163-Star Trek Voyager Elite Force$5.95DC13,370
164-100 Bullets12$2.50DC13,082
165-Judge3$2.95Image13,032
166-Titan A E1$2.95Dark Horse12,815
167-Supermen of America5$2.50DC12,770
168-Tarot Witch of the Black Rose2$2.95Broken Halos12,594
169-Spyboy8$2.95Dark Horse12,377
170-Grendel Devils Legacy3$2.95Dark Horse12,216
171-Millennium Edition Action Comics252$2.50DC11,813
172-Dragonball Part 215$3.50Viz11,662
173-Liberty Meadows10$2.95Insight11,385
174-Oh My Goddess (Part VIII)5$3.50Dark Horse11,329
175-Flinch13$2.50DC11,244
176-Vampirella Legendary Tales1$2.95Harris11,229
177-Creature Commandos3$2.50DC11,213
178-Millennium Edition Spirit1$2.95DC11,047
179-Superman Adventures45$1.99DC10,770
180-Stars and Stripe12$2.50DC10,715
181-Atomics5$2.95AAA Pop10,473
182-Nevermen1$2.95Dark Horse10,438
183-Ghost Vol. 220$2.95Dark Horse10,327
184-Avengelyne (resolicited)3$2.99Awesome10,327
185-Countdown2$2.95DC10,322
186-Powerpuff Girls3$1.99DC10,317
187-Demonslayer Vol. 22$2.95Image9,934
188-Gunsmith Cats Kidnapped7$2.95Dark Horse9,607
189-Relative Heroes5$2.50DC9,420
190-Blade of the Immortal The Gathering (3 of 15)45$2.95Dark Horse9,365
191-Powers2$2.95Image9,279
192-Ring of the Nibelung Rhinegold4$2.95Dark Horse9,037
193-Deadenders5$2.50DC8,937
194-Super Manga Blast3$4.95Dark Horse8,926
195-Iron Wings Vol. 23$2.50Image8,866
196-Battleaxes3$2.50DC8,579
197-Usagi Yojimbo38$2.95Dark Horse8,554
198-Ranma 1/2 Part 91$2.95Viz8,544
199-Battle Gods Warriors of the Chaak2$2.95Dark Horse7,859
200-Quantum & Woody25$2.50Acclaim7,541
201-Pokemon Adventures Part 24$2.95Viz7,491
202-Cerebus254$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,471
203-Millennium Edition Plop1$2.50DC7,073
204-Millennium Edition Justice League1$2.50DC7,042
205-Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady20$2.50Dark Horse7,037
206-Poison Elves57$2.95Sirius6,947
207-Knights of the Dinner Table43$2.95Kenzer6,388
208-Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters1$2.95Kenzer6,312
209-Disavowed5$2.50DC6,267
210-The Patriots7$2.50DC6,241
211-Dark Horse Presents154$2.95Dark Horse6,080
212-Millennium Edition Hellblazer1$2.95DC5,964
213-Marquis Danse Macabre1$2.95Oni5,753
214-Ticks Big Fathers Day Special1$3.50New England5,718
215-Shadow Hunters Ace Ed Preview $3.75Wizard5,541
216-Gold Digger Vol. 211$2.50Antarctic5,541
217-Sonic The Hedgehog85$1.99Archie5,254
218-Scooby-Doo36$1.99DC5,093
219-Aqua Knight2$3.50Viz5,022
220-Bondage Fairies Extreme8$3.95Fantagraphics4,957
221-Inu Yasha Part 47$3.25Viz4,901
222-Cardcaptor Sakura6$2.95Mixx4,846
223-Gundam Wing4$2.95Mixx4,846
224-No Need For Tenchi Part 93$2.95Viz4,650
225-Tomb Raider (reorders)1 Turner Cover$2.50Image4,554
226-Shadowman Vol. 311$2.50Acclaim4,534
227-Cavewoman One Shot Special$2.95Basement4,352
228-Battlestar Galactica Search For Sanctuary Special1$3.99Realm4,287
229-Geeksville Vol. 21$2.95Image4,277
230-Ninja High School Version 211$2.50Antarctic4,252
231-Dark Horror of Morella1$3.95Verotik4,191
232-Lodoss War Grey Witch19$2.95CPM3,985
233-Gigantor4$2.50Antarctic3,980
234-Hawkshaws3$2.95Image3,869
235-Dark Angel13$2.95CPM3,844
236-Mr Monsters Gal Friday Kelly3$2.95Image3,834
237-Sabrina Vol. 28$1.99Archie3,818
238-Magical Pokemon Journey3$4.95Viz3,718
239-Faust Singhas Talons4$3.95Avatar3,703
240-Betty & Veronica150$1.99Archie3,647
241-Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 311$2.50Antarctic3,597
242-Haunted Man2$2.95Dark Horse3,592
243-Archie498$1.99Archie3,577
244-World War II 194611$2.50Antarctic3,567
245-Battlestar Galactica Gallery1$3.99Realm3,521
246-Dexters Laboratory11$1.99DC3,511
247-Saga of the Metabarons6$2.95Humanoids3,420
248-Co-Ed Sexxtasy6$3.50Fantagraphics3,405
249-Chassis5$2.95Image3,380
250-Lost Ones2$2.95Image3,350
251-Archie Double Digest117$3.19Archie3,305
252-Ad&D Forgotten Realms Forbidden Sands Anauroch6$4.95Twenty First3,254
253-Sex Philes16$3.95Fantagraphics3,244
254-Betty88$1.99Archie3,239
255-Fillerbunny (reorders)1$2.25Slave Labor3,234
256-Veronica102$1.99Archie3,209
257-X-Men Universe8$4.99Marvel3,194
258-Martian Successor Nadesico12$2.95CPM3,189
259-Geisha One-Shot$4.50Oni3,189
260-Looney Tunes66$1.99DC3,128
261-Millennium Ed Justice League Chromium Edition1$5.00DC3,118
262-Cartoon Network Starring11$1.99DC3,053
263-Silent Mobius Karma7$3.25Viz3,017
264-Pals N Gals Double Digest50$3.19Archie2,987
265-Archie & Friends42$1.99Archie2,962
266-Cheryl Blossom33$1.99Archie2,952
267-Eve Protomecha Variant1$5.00Fantagraphics2,947
268-Archies Weird Mysteries7$1.99Archie2,897
269-Archies Vacation Special8$2.49Archie2,881
270-Mark of Power 1/2$.99Awesome2,836
271-Betty & Veronica Digest113$2.19Archie2,836
272-Time Traveler Ai8$2.95CPM2,781
273-Jugheads Double Digest69$3.19Archie2,720
274-Threshold28*$4.95Avatar2,710
275-Geobreeders15$2.95CPM2,700
276-Archie Digest173$2.19Archie2,665
277-Crime Patrol4$2.50Gemstone2,650
278-War Against Crime4$2.50Gemstone2,640
279-Prophecy of the Soul Sorcerer Vol. 23$2.95Archie2,599
280-Aquarium2$2.95CPM2,514
281-Palooka Ville14$3.75Drawn & Quarterly2,489
282-Laugh Digest158$2.19Archie2,483
283-Spider-Man Universe4$4.99Marvel2,453
284-Steam Detectives Pushing Pencils$3.95Fantagraphics2,408
285-Milk17$2.95Radio2,398
286-Jughead With Archie Digest158$2.19Archie2,398
287-Jughead129$1.99Archie2,363
288-I Feel Sick (reorders)1$3.95Slave Labor2,332
289-Wahoo Morris2$3.50Image2,332
290-Thieves & Kings32$2.50I Box2,297
291-Louis Riel4$2.95Drawn & Quarterly2,282
292-Gold Digger Swimsuit Special1$4.50Antarctic2,252
293-Darklight Prelude2$2.95Sirius2,237
294-New Vampire Miyu Vol. 56$2.95Ironcat2,232
295-Futabakun Change Vol. 45$2.95Ironcat2,131
296-Maxion6$2.95CPM2,096
297-Penance1$2.95Red Anvil1,955
298-Immoral Angel5$2.95CPM1,950
299-Lady Death Dark Millennium Preview Book$5.00Chaos1,854
300-Furrlough89$2.95Radio1,773

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May 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.

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Graphic novels helped cover the losses among periodicals this month.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
14Portable Dawn$9.95Sirius9,879
22Preacher All Hells A Coming$17.95DC8,483
33Nick Fury Agent of Shield$19.95Marvel6,947
417Only The End of the World Again$6.95Oni5,748
57Essential Avengers Vol. 2 $14.95Marvel4,498
65Authority Relentless$17.95DC4,483
78Grendel Past Prime Illustrated Novel $14.95Dark Horse4,428
816Sailor Moon Super S Pocket Mixx Vol. 4$9.95Mixx4,408
91Spirit Archives Vol. 1 HC$49.95DC4,025
1011Big Book of the 70s$14.95DC3,763
1110Ranma 1/2 Vol. 15$16.95Viz3,481
129How To Draw Manga Illust Battles Eng Ed $18.95Graphic-Sha3,365
136Captain America Classic Years Vol. 2 $24.95Marvel3,073
1413Gunsmith Cats Bean Bandit $16.95Dark Horse2,962
1524Batman Gotham Adventures$9.95DC2,781
1625Uncle Sam$9.95DC2,761
1714Hitman Ace of Killers$17.95DC2,655
1812Superman The Sunday Classics 1939-1943$19.95DC2,539
1918Castle Waiting Vol. 1 Lucky Road$16.95Cartoon2,312
2022Star Wars X Wing Rogue Squadron Masquerade $12.95Dark Horse2,196
2119Thor The Dark Gods$15.95Marvel2,116
2229Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle of Trouble Vol. 6$9.95Kenzer2,080
2330Gundam Wing Pocket Mixx Vol. 1$9.95Mixx2,060
2426Life On Another Planet$12.95DC2,050
2520Maison Ikkoku Vol. 14 Welcome Home$16.95Viz1,955