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August 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


Preorders for comic books were off again in August, but trade paperbacks and hardcovers were robust.

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
12Uncanny X-Men385$2.25Marvel109,829
23X-Men105$2.25Marvel106,815
31Aphrodite IX1$2.50Image103,129
411Wolverine155$2.25Marvel75,776
58Fathom14$2.50Image75,726
614JLA46$2.25DC72,049
716Avengers33$2.25Marvel69,789
86Punisher7$2.99Marvel68,655
915Spawn101$2.50Image64,022
109Daredevil17$2.99Marvel63,213
115Universe X1$3.50Marvel60,725
1225Fantastic Four34$2.25Marvel54,899
1333Amazing Spider-Man22$2.25Marvel49,891
1424Rising Stars10$2.50Image49,520
1535Iron Man33$2.25Marvel48,089
1619Batman Dark Victory11$2.95DC46,927
1738Peter Parker Spider-Man22$2.25Marvel46,904
1830Hellspawn1$2.50Image46,735
1939Thor28$2.25Marvel46,607
20104 Universe X Special$3.99Marvel46,378
2141Batman582$2.25DC45,734
2242X-Force107$2.25Marvel45,441
2334Detective Comics749$2.50DC44,320
2447Captain America34$2.25Marvel44,124
2521Marvel Knights4$2.99Marvel43,634
2612Preacher66$3.75DC43,328
2749Mutant X24$2.25Marvel42,930
2850Superman161$2.25DC42,788
2936Batgirl7$2.50DC42,697
3053Generation X68$2.25Marvel41,855
3117Action Comics770$3.50DC40,808
3245JSA15$2.50DC40,085
3358Adventures of Superman583$2.25DC39,605
3459Superman The Man of Steel105$2.25DC39,532
3560Nightwing48$2.25DC39,496
3661Cable84$2.25Marvel39,463
3729Doom1$2.99Marvel39,317
3831Avengers Infinity2$2.99Marvel38,796
3964X-Man68$2.25Marvel38,654
4065Thunderbolts43$2.25Marvel38,050
4151Batman Gotham Knights8$2.50DC38,032
4267Green Lantern129$2.25DC37,648
4320X-Men Declassified$3.50Marvel37,346
4468Batman Legends of the Dark Knight134$2.25DC37,232
4522Iron Man 2000$3.50Marvel37,040
4623Superman Emperor$3.50DC36,779
474JLA 80 Page Giant3$5.95DC36,171
4837Marvel Boy3$2.99Marvel35,649
4976Gambit21$2.25Marvel35,155
5077Incredible Hulk19$2.25Marvel35,027
5163Crimson20$2.50DC35,023
5279Flash165$2.25DC34,076
5370Planetary12$2.50DC33,399
5446Sentry2$2.99Marvel33,221
5571X-Men The Hidden Years11$2.50Marvel33,129
5632Batman Annual24$3.50DC33,075
5772Darkness34$2.50Image33,061
5813Green Lantern Circle of Fire1$4.95DC32,759
5973Authority18$2.50DC32,722
6048Spider-Man Revenge of the Green Goblin1$2.99Marvel32,576
6127Green Lantern Circle of Fire2$3.75DC32,256
6252Rising Stars Prelude$2.95Image32,027
6375Titans20$2.50DC31,908
6455Ghost Batgirl1$2.95Dark Horse30,989
6554Iron Man Bad Blood2$2.99Marvel30,802
6678Green Lantern Green Lantern1$2.50DC30,788
6781Green Lantern Firestorm1$2.50DC29,978
6882Young Justice24$2.50DC29,905
6962Top 1010$2.95DC29,869
7084Green Lantern Adam Strange1$2.50DC29,846
7185Green Lantern Power Girl1$2.50DC29,841
7286Green Lantern The Atom1$2.50DC29,759
7340JSA Annual1$3.50DC29,617
7496Robin81$2.25DC29,269
7543Gambit 2000$3.50Marvel29,119
767DC Two Thousand2$6.95DC29,027
7766Spider-Girl25$2.99Marvel28,497
7869Fathom Swimsuit Special 2000$2.95Image28,327
7991Batman Huntress Cry For Blood5$2.50DC27,884
8092Jenny Sparks Secret History of the Authority3$2.50DC27,362
8195Captain Marvel10$2.50Marvel26,393
82107Catwoman85$2.25DC26,256
83109Deadpool45$2.25Marvel25,903
8480Batman Chronicles22$2.95DC25,602
8587Star Wars Twilight (3 of 4)21$2.95Dark Horse25,057
8688Promethea10$2.95DC24,966
8799Birds of Prey22$2.50DC24,966
88113Bishop The Last X-Man13$2.25Marvel24,957
89100Gen 1356$2.50DC24,934
9089Star Wars Jedi Council3$2.95Dark Horse24,490
91105WilDCats Vol. 214$2.50DC24,129
9228Batman Outlaws2$4.95DC23,791
93106Crimson Plague2$2.50Image23,681
9490Spider-Man Death and Destiny3$2.99Marvel23,608
95108Spawn The Dark Ages18$2.50Image23,512
96110Starman70$2.50DC23,205
9793Mystic3$2.95Crossgen22,734
98124Supergirl49$2.25DC22,510
99112Kiss Psycho Circus33$2.50Image22,483
10094Marvel The Lost Generation5$2.99Marvel22,295
10197Before The Fantastic 4 Reed Richards2$2.99Marvel21,952
102116Adventures In The Rifle Brigade1$2.50DC21,705
103118Sam and Twitch13$2.50Image21,371
104119Legion Lost6$2.50DC21,348
10598Spaceknights1$2.99Marvel21,335
106132Wonder Woman161$2.25DC21,275
107120Legends of the DC Universe33$2.50DC21,129
108101Meridian3$2.95Crossgen21,060
109102Scion3$2.95Crossgen21,042
110103Sigil3$2.95Crossgen21,010
111123Black Panther23$2.50Marvel20,781
11226Superman Last Son of Earth2$5.95DC20,740
11344Titans Secret Files2$4.95DC20,539
114104Hellcat2$2.99Marvel20,420
11518Batman Ego$6.95DC20,379
116138Spider-Woman16$2.25Marvel19,903
117126Azrael Agent of the Bat69$2.50DC19,784
118127Darkminds Vol. 26$2.50Image19,684
119128Martian Manhunter23$2.50DC19,675
120131Orion5$2.50DC19,332
121142Superboy79$2.25DC19,304
122111Avataars Covenant of the Shield2$2.99Marvel18,925
123114Tomorrow Stories (resolicited)9$2.95DC18,568
124133Transmetropolitan37$2.50DC18,518
125115Joker Mask4$2.95Dark Horse18,435
126134Hellblazer153$2.50DC18,403
127135Hitman54$2.50DC18,303
128136Lucifer5$2.50DC18,211
129117Bone39$2.95Cartoon18,179
13057Legend of the Hawkman2$4.95DC18,019
131139Superman and Bugs Bunny4$2.50DC17,854
132121Savage Dragon78$2.95Image17,777
133122Racer X1$2.95DC17,749
134143Bart Simpson Comics1$2.50Bongo17,095
135144Shock Rockets5$2.50Image16,958
136145Aquaman72$2.50DC16,876
137129Sailor Moon23$2.95Tokyopop16,551
138130Angel10*$2.95Dark Horse16,533
139141Strangers In Paradise Vol. III34$2.75Abstract15,828
140151Swamp Thing6$2.50DC15,787
141154Gatecrasher The Ser3$2.50Wizard15,449
142137Hellblazer Special Bad Blood2$2.95DC15,316
143177Batman Gotham Adventures29$1.99DC15,275
144156Hourman19$2.50DC15,270
145157Pitt Biogenesis1$2.50Full Bleed15,261
146159Butcher Knight2$2.50Image15,220
14756Simpsons Comics50$5.95Bongo15,216
148162Impulse65$2.50DC14,996
149140Xena Warrior Princess12*$2.95Dark Horse14,850
150164100 Bullets15$2.50DC14,420
151165Section Zero3$2.50Image14,209
152146Vagabond1$2.95Image14,164
153147Powers4$2.95Image14,049
154168Echo5$2.50Image13,857
155149Power Pack Peer Pressure3$2.99Marvel13,464
156172Dreaming53$2.50DC13,395
157150Objective Five2$2.95Image13,386
158191Batman Beyond12$1.99DC13,372
159152Chyna1$2.95Chaos13,313
160155Dragonball Z Part 37$2.95Viz13,029
161161Buffy The Vampire Slayer24*$2.95Dark Horse12,787
162160Conan The Flame and The Fiend3$2.99Marvel12,691
16383WilDCats Ladytron$5.95DC12,554
164163Madman Comics The Gmen From Hell1$2.95Dark Horse12,494
165166Liberty Meadows13$2.95Insight11,886
166180Star Trek Deep Space Nine N Vector3$2.50DC11,790
16774Wildstorm Thunderbook1$6.95DC11,731
168170Spyboy11$2.95Dark Horse11,603
169184Millennium Edition Detective Comics359$2.50DC11,122
170158Oh My Goddess (Part IX)2) The Goddess Apprentice$3.50Dark Horse10,880
171173Bedlam1$2.95Chaos10,866
172174Mobile Suit Gundam Wing1$2.95Viz10,761
173175Dragonball Part 33$2.95Viz10,729
174208Powerpuff Girls6$1.99DC10,528
175193Brass3$2.50DC10,478
176176Murder Me Dead1$2.95El Capitan10,354
177210Superman Adventures48$1.99DC10,263
178178Grendel Devils Legacy6$2.95Dark Horse10,176
179181Skinners2$2.95Image9,947
180153Millennium Edition Sensation Comics1$3.95DC9,906
181196Lazarus Five4$2.50DC9,709
182183Atomics8$2.95AAA Pop9,567
183185Gundam Wing7$2.95Tokyopop9,339
184187Space Circus2$2.95Dark Horse9,087
185188Ring of the Nibelung Valkyrie1$2.95Dark Horse9,060
186189Gunsmith Cats Kidnapped10$2.95Dark Horse9,046
187192Blade of the Immortal The Gathering (6 of 15)48$2.95Dark Horse8,973
188202Mostly Wanted4$2.50DC8,950
189167Millennium Edition Military Comics1$3.95DC8,831
190194Usagi Yojimbo40$2.95Dark Horse8,584
191206Creature Commandos6$2.50DC8,584
192179Exposure Second Coming1 *$3.50Avatar8,552
193125Millennium Edition Batman The Dark Knight Returns1$5.95DC8,484
194148Super Manga Blast5$4.95Dark Horse8,346
195195Century (resolicited)1$2.99Awesome8,324
196182Avengelyne Bad Blood2 *$3.50Avatar8,214
197197Avengelyne Demonslayer1$2.95Awesome8,086
198198Nevermen4$2.95Dark Horse8,081
199199Ranma 1/2 Part 94$2.95Viz8,035
200213Deadenders8$2.50DC7,615
201203Millennium Edition Preacher1$2.95DC7,537
202204Accelerate3$2.95DC7,528
203201Avengelyne Prophet Rage of Furies1$2.99Awesome7,505
204205Battle Gods Warriors of the Chaak5$2.95Dark Horse7,317
205223Cerebus257$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,139
206207Digimon5$2.95Dark Horse7,121
207209Digimon6$2.95Dark Horse7,075
208186Vampirella Presents Julie Strain Special$3.95Harris6,796
209211Poison Elves60$2.95Sirius6,595
210212Knights of the Dinner Table46$2.95Kenzer6,590
211222Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady Sudden Death (4 of 5)23$2.50Dark Horse6,439
212215Countdown5$2.95DC6,041
213227Counter Strike3$2.50Chaos6,014
214216Vip2$2.95TV6,005
215171Remarkable Worlds of Phineas B Fuddle2$5.95DC5,712
216220Gold Digger Vol. 214$2.95Antarctic5,644
217225Pokemon Adventures Part 31$2.95Viz5,232
218258Scooby-Doo39$1.99DC5,214
219226CarDCaptor Sakura9$2.95Tokyopop5,195
220241The Patriots10$2.50DC5,118
221217Ticks Big Cruise Ship Vacation Special1$3.50New England5,031
222260Sonic The Hedgehog88$1.99Archie4,999
223169Steven Hughes Tribute Book$6.95Chaos4,944
224229Prophet Legacy (resolicited)2$2.99Awesome4,839
225230Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated2$2.95Kenzer4,829
226231Inu Yasha Part 53$2.95Viz4,825
227236Too Much Coffee Man10$2.95Adhesive4,642
228239Go Girl (resolicited)1$2.95Image4,477
229240No Need For Tenchi Part 96$2.95Viz4,468
230242Dark Horse Presents156$2.95Dark Horse4,336
231243Gold Digger Edge Guard1$2.95Radio4,304
232245Marquis Danse Macabre3$2.95Oni4,180
233221Battlestar Galactica Cylon Dawn$3.99Realm4,107
234246Artesia Afield2$2.95Sirius4,057
235224Pokemon The Movie 2000 Revelation Lugia2$3.95Viz3,951
236248Kamikaze 19461$2.95Antarctic3,938
237235Aqua Knight5$3.50Viz3,919
238190Expo 2000 Anthology$6.95CBLDF3,837
239251Dark Angel16$2.95CPM3,746
240255Lodoss War Grey Witch22$2.95CPM3,663
241256Ninja High School76$2.95Antarctic3,613
242296Archie501$1.99Archie3,581
243300Dexters Laboratory14$1.99DC3,462
244301Sabrina Vol. 211$1.99Archie3,453
245261Gigantor7$2.95Antarctic3,366
246263Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 314$2.95Antarctic3,334
247311Betty & Veronica153$1.99Archie3,275
248266Weather Woman1$2.95CPM3,252
249316Betty91$1.99Archie3,146
250252Co-Ed Sexxtasy9$3.50Fantagraphics3,142
251253Age of Bronze8$3.50Image3,128
252262Betty & Veronica Double Digest92$3.19Archie3,092
253271Martian Successor Nadesico15$2.95CPM3,064
254318Looney Tunes69$1.99DC3,055
255273Road Trip$2.95Oni3,041
256319Veronica105$1.99Archie3,041
257214Vanguard Ethereal Warriors$5.95Image3,037
258264Archie Double Digest119$3.19Archie3,028
259272Aphrodite Ix Black & White Incentive1 (Net)$3.00Image3,009
260322Cartoon Network Starring14$1.99DC2,950
261247Thb 6b Mek Power2$3.95Horse2,950
262324Betty & Veronica Spectacular44$1.99Archie2,922
263278Top Cow Classics Cyberforce1$2.95Image2,900
264249Slut Girl3$3.95Fantagraphics2,895
265250Battlestar Galactica Tech Journal Ships of Fleet$3.99Realm2,863
266219Robert E Howards Horror$5.95Crossgen2,826
267234X-Men Universe11$4.99Marvel2,794
268275Pals N Gals Double Digest52$3.19Archie2,771
269265Rumble Girls Silky Warrior Tansie4$3.50Image2,753
270284Silent Mobius Catastrophe3$2.95Viz2,744
271287Breakfast After Noon2$2.95Oni2,685
272237Avengers Universe3$4.99Marvel2,680
273339Archies Weird Mysteries10$1.99Archie2,643
274327Betty & Veronica Digest115$2.19Archie2,611
275292Geobreeders18$2.95CPM2,579
276283Jugheads Double Digest71$3.19Archie2,570
277293Time Traveler Ai11$2.95CPM2,534
278332Archie Digest175$2.19Archie2,524
279295Warrior Nun Brigantia2$2.95Antarctic2,479
280297Dork Tower9$2.95Dork Storm2,415
281280Young Witches IV Eternal Dream2$3.50Fantagraphics2,378
282320Crime Patrol7$2.50Gemstone2,355
283298Dork Tower10$2.95Dork Storm2,351
284321War Against Crime7$2.50Gemstone2,351
285299Oh My Goth Humans Suck2$2.95Sirius2,346
286302Spellbound Magic of Love1$2.95Fantagraphics2,314
287303Louis Riel5$2.95Drawn & Quarterly2,300
288270Big Bang Comics34$3.95Image2,291
289328Thieves & Kings33$2.50I Box2,287
290305Parts Unknown Hostile Takeover3$2.95Image2,264
291306Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 12$2.95Ironcat2,255
292308Futabakun Change Vol. 52$2.95Ironcat2,250
293309Prophecy of the Soul Sorcerer Vol. 26$2.95Archie2,232
294312Genus43$2.95Radio2,200
295349Jughead With Archie Digest160$2.19Archie2,145
296228DF Universe X Alt Cvr1$6.95Dynamic Forces2,122
297317Solar Stella One Shot$2.95Sirius2,099
298257Witchblade Blood Legacy Darkminds Preview Book$4.95Dynamic Forces2,099
299281Mad Color Classics2$3.99DC2,076
300233In The Zone$6.95Shanda2,017





August 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 #5

Top 25 preorders were, by dollars, the strongest since the release of the Crisis on Infinite Earths hardcover back in 1998.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
15Lone Wolf & Cub Vol. 1 $9.95Dark Horse10,665
26Essential Iron Man $14.95Marvel4,555
310Transmetropolitan The New Scum$12.95DC4,418
44Inhumans $24.95Marvel4,400
57Batman The Chalice SC$14.95DC4,240
62Spirit Archives Vol. 2 HC$49.95DC4,212
711Blade of the Immortal Dark Shadows $14.95Dark Horse3,773
812Superman Tales of the Bizarro World$14.95DC3,640
91Earth X Hardcover Book Package $95.00Graphitti3,311
1014Dragonball Vol. 1 $14.95Viz3,206
113Batman The Dark Knight Archives Vol. 3 HC$49.95DC2,973
1216Sailor Moon Scout Guide Meet Sailor Moon Crystal$12.95Tokyopop2,900
1317Star Wars The Bounty Hunters $12.95Dark Horse2,872
1415Young Justice A League ofTheir Own$14.95DC2,538
1524Knights of the Dinner Table Bundle of Trouble Vol. 7$9.95Kenzer2,300
1618Fushigi Yugi Vol. 3 Disciple$15.95Viz2,264
179Jimmy Corrigan The Smartest Kid On Earth$27.50Fantagraphics2,246
1823Dreadstar Metamorphosis Odyssey$10.95Slave Labor2,236
198Kurt Busieks Astro City The Tarnished Angel HC$29.95DC2,085
2020Superman The Dailies Vol. 2$14.95DC2,076
2113Promethea Book One HC$24.95DC2,040
2222Knights of the Dinner Table Tales From The Vault Vol. 3 $12.95Kenzer1,985
2327City People Notebook SC$9.95DC1,825
2419Madman Comics Vol. 3 Exit of Dr Boiffard $17.95Dark Horse1,747
2521Supreme Secret Origins$16.95Awesome1,628