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September 2000 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


DC's lead over Marvel in direct-market unit and dollar preorders evaporated in September, and doing it took Marvel putting out 10 more comics than usual – five of them X-Men Black Sun issues. But the hidden gem was Ultimate Spider-Man, which did far better in reorders not represented on the charts.

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-Men386$2.25Marvel111,873
21X-Men106$2.99Marvel109,354
39Wolverine156$2.25Marvel77,479
410JLA47$2.25DC76,632
54Avengers34$2.99Marvel70,404
65Punisher8$2.99Marvel68,494
717Midnight Nation1$2.50Image64,244
818Spawn102$2.50Image64,052
96Daredevil18$2.99Marvel63,974
108X-Men Black Sun The New X-Men1$2.99Marvel60,782
1111X-Men Black Sun Storm2$2.99Marvel56,248
1212X-Men Black Sun Wolverine & Thunderbird5$2.99Marvel55,790
1314X-Men Black Sun Colossus & Nightcrawler4$2.99Marvel55,217
1415X-Men Black Sun Banshee & Sunfire3$2.99Marvel55,126
1516Ultimate Spider-Man1$2.99Marvel54,407
167Universe X2$3.50Marvel54,347
1727Rising Stars11$2.50Image51,086
1835Amazing Spider-Man23$2.25Marvel49,291
1929Tomb Raider8$2.50Image48,403
2037Iron Man34$2.25Marvel48,155
2121Batman Dark Victory12$2.95DC47,560
2213Punisher Painkiller Jane$3.50Marvel47,501
2340Peter Parker Spider-Man23$2.25Marvel46,914
2441Thor29$2.25Marvel46,869
253Detective Comics750$4.95DC45,797
2645Batman583$2.25DC45,797
2748X-Force108$2.25Marvel45,353
2820Fantastic Four Foil Cvr35$3.25Marvel44,821
2950Captain America35$2.25Marvel44,496
3055Mutant X25$2.25Marvel43,273
3124Iron Fist Wolverine1$2.99Marvel43,058
3238Batgirl8$2.50DC42,706
3357Superman162$2.25DC42,376
3428Marvel Knights5$2.99Marvel41,890
3559Generation X69$2.25Marvel41,835
3663Action Comics771$2.25DC40,324
3749JSA16$2.50DC40,251
3864Thunderbolts44$2.25Marvel40,214
3966Nightwing49$2.25DC39,743
4070Cable85$2.25Marvel39,083
4174X-Man69$2.25Marvel38,419
4256Witchblade43$2.50Image38,204
4375Adventures of Superman584$2.25DC38,048
4477Superman The Man of Steel106$2.25DC37,801
4560Batman Gotham Knights9$2.50DC37,480
4634Avengers Infinity3$2.99Marvel37,302
4778Batman Legends of the Dark Knight135$2.25DC36,921
4879Green Lantern130$2.25DC36,784
4936Maximum Security Dangerous Planet$2.99Marvel36,702
5065Hellspawn2$2.50Image36,033
5168Authority19$2.50DC35,438
5243Star Wars Darth Maul1$2.95Dark Horse35,392
5344Star Wars Darth Maul Photo Cvr1$2.95Dark Horse35,392
5480Gambit22$2.25Marvel35,364
5569Planetary (resolicited)12$2.50DC35,296
5681Incredible Hulk20$2.25Marvel35,291
5773Crimson21$2.50DC34,618
5846Marvel Boy4$2.99Marvel34,453
5951Green Lantern Vs Aliens1$2.95Dark Horse33,848
6084Flash166$2.25DC33,775
6131Captain America 2000$3.50Marvel33,148
6252Sentry3$2.99Marvel32,878
6354Doom2$2.99Marvel32,704
6432X-Men The Hidden Years12$3.50Marvel32,662
6582Titans21$2.50DC31,756
6661Tom Strong10$2.95DC31,188
6762Top Ten (resolicited)10$2.95DC31,151
6883Steampunk6$2.50DC30,725
6985Young Justice25$2.50DC29,965
7067Iron Man Bad Blood3$2.99Marvel29,750
7193Robin82$2.25DC29,333
7247Incredible Hulk 2000$3.50Marvel29,237
7371Spider-Man Revenge of the Green Goblin2$2.99Marvel29,127
7488Jenny Sparks Secret History of the Authority4$2.50DC29,049
7576Ghost Batgirl2$2.95Dark Horse28,866
7689Batman Huntress Cry For Blood6$2.50DC28,055
7799Spider-Girl26$2.25Marvel27,858
78103Deadpool46$2.25Marvel27,474
79107Catwoman86$2.25DC27,089
8090Captain Marvel11$2.50Marvel26,864
8123Darkness Special1$4.95Image26,796
8297Outlaw Nation1$2.50DC25,527
8398Birds of Prey23$2.50DC25,481
8486Star Wars22$2.95Dark Horse25,307
85100Gen 1357$2.50DC25,042
86116Bishop The Last X-Man14$2.25Marvel24,753
8787Star Wars Jedi Council4$2.95Dark Horse24,625
8819Secret Society of Superheroes1$5.95DC24,575
8958Supergirl50$3.95DC24,103
9030Batman The Doom That Came To Gotham1$4.95DC23,993
91110Starman71$2.50DC23,714
92111Wildcats Vol. 215$2.50DC23,613
9333Batman Outlaws3$4.95DC23,091
94114Kiss Psycho Circus34$2.50Image22,963
95115Spawn The Dark Ages19$2.50Image22,912
9691Buffy The Vampire Slayer25*$2.95Dark Horse22,468
9792Mystic4$2.95Crossgen22,454
9822Superman 80 Page Giant3$5.95DC22,340
9994Marvel The Lost Generation4$2.99Marvel22,051
100119Tellos9$2.50Image21,680
101120Sam and Twitch14$2.50Image21,612
10225Star Wars Tales5$5.95Dark Horse21,474
10326Star Wars Tales Photo Cvr5$5.95Dark Horse21,474
104123Legion Lost7$2.50DC21,424
105131Wonder Woman162$2.25DC21,355
106125Legends of the DC Universe34$2.50DC21,103
107102Scion4$2.95Crossgen20,989
108101Spider-Girl Presents Darkdevil1$2.99Marvel20,902
109105Sigil4$2.95Crossgen20,773
110106Meridian4$2.95Crossgen20,769
111127Black Panther24$2.50Marvel20,540
112108X-Men The Unearthed Archives Sketchbook$2.99Marvel20,187
113112Red Star3$2.95Image19,986
114109Before The Fantastic 4 Reed Richards3$2.99Marvel19,972
115113Vagrant Story1$2.95Image19,894
116146Spider-Woman17$2.25Marvel19,574
117129Azrael Agent of the Bat70$2.50DC19,436
118130Adventures In The Rifle Brigade2$2.50DC19,372
119132Martian Manhunter24$2.50DC19,203
120133Hellblazer154$2.50DC19,161
121135Transmetropolitan38$2.50DC19,024
122149Superboy80$2.25DC18,955
123137Darkminds Vol. 27$2.50Image18,768
124138Hitman55$2.50DC18,584
125117Hellcat3$2.99Marvel18,516
126121Vampi2 Reg Ed$2.95Harris18,241
127140Orion6$2.50DC18,227
128122Avataars Covenant of the Shield3$2.99Marvel17,925
12939Rose1$5.95Cartoon17,920
130142Lucifer6$2.50DC17,902
131124Savage Dragon79$2.95Image17,888
13242Superman Mann and Superman$5.95DC17,719
133153Fantastic Four Standard Cvr35$2.25Marvel17,586
13472Legend of the Hawkman3$4.95DC17,540
135126Spaceknights2$2.99Marvel17,320
136128Sailor Moon24$2.95Tokyopop17,142
137150Aquaman73$2.50DC16,794
138151Shock Rockets6$2.50Image16,766
13953Insane Clown Posse Pendulum5$5.95Chaos16,441
140144Strangers In Paradise Vol. III35$2.75Abstract16,171
141134Angel11$2.95Dark Horse16,162
142136Hellblazer Special Bad Blood3$2.95DC16,033
143139Powers5$2.95Image15,731
144104Gen Active3$3.95DC15,585
145141Chastity1$2.95Chaos15,333
146155Swamp Thing7$2.50DC15,237
147157100 Bullets16$2.50DC15,090
148159Hourman20$2.50DC14,944
149145Xena Warrior Princess13$2.95Dark Horse14,944
150143Shi Year Dragon1$2.99Crusade14,934
151160Impulse66$2.50DC14,934
152147Racer X2$2.95DC14,733
153161Butcher Knight3$2.50Image14,669
15495Bart Simpsons Treehouse of Horror6$4.50Bongo14,646
155179Batman Gotham Adventures30$1.99DC14,389
156164Pitt Biogenesis2$2.50Full Bleed14,357
157166Echo6$2.50Image13,725
158168Dreaming54$2.50DC13,428
159172Jet1$2.50DC13,038
160173Star Trek The Next Generation The Killing Shadows1$2.50DC13,002
161188Batman Beyond13$1.99DC12,979
162156Dragonball Z Part 38$2.95Viz12,828
163158Power Pack Peer Pressure4$2.99Marvel12,612
164162Liberty Meadows14$2.95Insight12,374
165163Madman Comics The G-Men From Hell2$2.95Dark Horse12,301
166165Spyboy12$2.95Dark Horse11,779
167167Objective Five3$2.95Image11,522
168169Violent Messiahs3$2.95Image11,303
169170Tarot Witch of the Black Rose4$2.95Broken Halos11,284
170154Oh My Goddess (Part Ix1$3.50Dark Horse11,234
171181Star Trek Deep Space Nine N Vector4$2.50DC11,142
172118Vertigo Secret Files Swamp Thing1$4.95DC11,138
173196Powerpuff Girls7$1.99DC11,119
17496Star Trek New Frontier Time Management$5.95DC11,069
175175Dragonball Part 34$2.95Viz10,657
176187Millennium Edition Adventure Comics247$2.50DC10,378
177190Flinch15$2.50DC10,231
178176Millennium Edition More Fun Comics101$2.95DC10,153
179152Saint Angel2$3.95Image10,135
180202Superman Adventures49$1.99DC10,066
181191Brass4$2.50DC9,956
182177Vagabond2$2.95Image9,805
183178Grendel Devils Legacy7$2.95Dark Horse9,759
184180Atomics9$2.95AAA Pop9,457
185193Millennium Edition Brave and The Bold85$2.50DC9,292
186194Lazarus Five5$2.50DC9,237
187182Blade of the Immortal The Gathering49$2.95Dark Horse9,123
188184Mobile Suit Gundam Wing2$2.95Viz9,017
189174Stray Bullets (resolicited)22$3.50El Capitan8,990
190183Avengelyne (resolicited)2$2.99Awesome8,930
191185Usagi Yojimbo41$2.95Dark Horse8,857
192186Space Circus3$2.95Dark Horse8,843
193189Ring of the Nibelung Valkyrie2$2.95Dark Horse8,674
194148Super Manga Blast6$4.95Dark Horse8,619
195198Witchblade Photo Cover Ed (reorders)1$2.50Image8,372
196199Creature Commandos7$2.50DC8,216
197192Ranma 1/2 Part 95$2.95Viz8,115
198201Gatecrasher The Ser Greg Hildebrandt Cover4$2.50Wizard8,065
199207Deadenders9$2.50DC7,726
200197Battle Gods Warriors of the Chaak6$2.95Dark Horse7,277
201217Cerebus258$2.25Aardvark-Vanaheim7,277
202211Unity 2000 (resolicited)4$2.50Acclaim6,897
203200Knights of the Dinner Table47$2.95Kenzer6,865
204203Poison Elves61$2.95Sirius6,783
205205Accelerate4$2.95DC6,673
206216Gatecrasher The Ser Amanda Conner Cover4$2.50Wizard6,563
207218Millennium Edition Saga of the Swamp Thing21$2.50DC6,531
208195Dork8$3.50Slave Labor6,402
209222Masakazu Katsuras Shadow Lady Sudden Death (5 of 5)24$2.50Dark Horse6,380
210209Century (resolicited)2$2.99Awesome6,004
211210Countdown6$2.95DC5,871
212212Castle Waiting Vol. 22$2.95Cartoon5,789
213204Monster Fighters Inc The Black Book1$3.50Image5,683
214214Digimon7$2.95Dark Horse5,610
215215Digimon8$2.95Dark Horse5,601
216171Remarkable Worlds of Phineas B Fuddle3$5.95DC5,555
217206Ticks Big Halloween Special 2000$3.50New England5,523
218219Knights of the Dinner Table Hackmasters3$2.95Kenzer5,482
219221VIP3$2.95TV5,450
220234Counter Strike4$2.50Chaos5,427
221259Scooby-Doo40$1.99DC5,248
222224No Need For Tenchi Part 101$2.95Viz5,120
223260Sonic The Hedgehog89$1.99Archie5,106
224227Gloom Cookie6$2.95Slave Labor4,955
225228El Hazard The Magnificent World1$2.95Viz4,946
226229Inu Yasha Part 54$2.95Viz4,891
227208Gold Digger Annual 2000 $3.95Antarctic4,836
228213Bondage Fairies Extreme11$3.50Fantagraphics4,804
229230Miracle Girls1$2.95Tokyopop4,777
230231Pokemon Adventures Part 32$2.95Viz4,694
231236Dark Horse Presents157$2.95Dark Horse4,415
232238Lodoss War Chronicles Heroic Knight1$2.95CPM4,383
233274Stranger Kisses Preview Book$1.99Avatar4,346
234240Marquis Danse Macabre4$2.95Oni4,300
235242Metabarons8$2.95Humanoids4,236
236244Artesia Afield3$2.95Sirius4,140
237246Coffin1$2.95Oni4,071
238220Battlestar Galactica No Mans Land Reg Ed$3.99Realm4,048
239249Twilight Girl1$2.95Crossgen3,966
240250Dark Angel17$2.95CPM3,934
241223Scooby Doo Spooky Spectacular 2000$3.95DC3,920
242285Cartoon Network Starring15$1.99DC3,916
243251Astounding Space Thrills Comic Book3$2.95Image3,879
244252Aqua Knight6$2.95Viz3,865
245225Pokemon The Movie 2000 The Power of One3$3.95Viz3,769
246288Archie502$1.99Archie3,719
247237Luba5$3.50Fantagraphics3,700
248298Dexters Laboratory15$1.99DC3,471
249299Sabrina Vol. 212$1.99Archie3,458
250235Ninja High School Yearbook 2000 $3.95Antarctic3,435
251301Betty & Veronica154$1.99Archie3,407
252261Stark Raven1$2.95Harris3,394
253265Geeksville Vol. 23$2.95Image3,339
254253Co-Ed Sexxtasy10$3.50Fantagraphics3,252
255267Warrior Nun Areala The Manga$2.95Antarctic3,242
256239Thb 6c Mek Power3$3.95Horse3,238
257241Slut Girl4$3.95Fantagraphics3,210
258308Looney Tunes70$1.99DC3,174
259309Betty92$1.99Archie3,123
260263Archie Double Digest120$3.19Archie3,114
261271Martian Successor Nadesico16$2.95CPM3,027
262247World War II 1946 Annual 2000$3.95Antarctic3,023
263273Occupational Hazards$2.95CBLDF2,986
264317Veronica106$1.99Archie2,981
265226Turok 3 Shadow of Oblivion$4.95Acclaim2,972
266275Silent Mobius Catastrophe4$2.95Viz2,894
267276Akiko41$2.95Sirius2,849
268277Captain Victory and The Galactic Rangers2$2.95Jack Kirby2,844
269272Pals N Gals Double Digest53$3.19Archie2,789
270280Breakfast After Noon3$2.95Oni2,762
271255X-Men Universe12$3.99Marvel2,707
272331Archies Weird Mysteries11$1.99Archie2,693
273256Warrior Nun Annual 2000$3.95Antarctic2,684
274245Alison Dare Little Miss Adventures$4.50Oni2,670
275335Cheryl Blossom36$1.99Archie2,665
276337Archie & Friends44$1.99Archie2,638
277287Geobreeders19$2.95CPM2,583
278279Jugheads Double Digest72$3.19Archie2,569
279322Betty & Veronica Digest116$2.19Archie2,565
280264Avengers Universe4$3.99Marvel2,482
281291Milk19$2.95Radio2,446
282292Parts Unknown Hostile Takeover4$2.95Image2,436
283293Time Traveler Ai12$2.95CPM2,432
284295Gundam Wing (reorders)1$2.95Tokyopop2,423
285296Creed Mechanical Evolution1 Pe $2.95Gearbox2,404
286315War Against Crime8$2.50Gemstone2,400
287316Crime Patrol8$2.50Gemstone2,391
288350Jughead132$1.99Archie2,359
289297Dork Tower11$2.95Dork Storm2,345
290269Magdalena Holy Terror Ed2$4.00CBLDF2,317
291300Weather Woman2$2.95CPM2,304
292343Laugh Digest161$2.19Archie2,272
293303Vampire Princess Yui Vol. 13$2.95Ironcat2,212
294304Futabakun Change Vol. 53$2.95Ironcat2,198
295327Batgirl (reorders)1 2nd Ptg$2.50DC2,175
296306Patrick The Wolf Boy1$2.95Blindwolf2,171
297351Jughead With Archie Digest161$2.19Archie2,125
298310Sailor Moon$2.95Tokyopop2,093
299311Midnight Nation Black & White Incentive1$3.00Image2,047
300314Prophecy of the Soul Sorcerer Vol. 27$2.95Archie2,047




September 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

JLA Heaven's Ladder led by a wide margin.

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
11JLA Heavens Ladder$9.95DC36,569
24Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 2$9.95Dark Horse9,910
32Daredevil Visionaries Frank Miller Vol. 1 $24.95Marvel6,352
45Batman No Mans Land Vol. 3$12.95DC6,292
56Batman Dark Knight Dynasty$14.95DC5,221
615Backpack Marvels X-Men Vol. 1$6.95Marvel4,369
712Oh My Goddess Ninja Master $13.95Dark Horse3,618
88Dragonball Z Vol. 1 $14.95Viz3,517
922Backpack Marvels Spider-Man Vol. 1$6.95Marvel3,458
1011Sandman Companion$14.95DC3,394
119Astonishing X-Men $15.95Marvel3,224
127Top 10 Book One HC$24.95DC2,936
1325From The Desk of Warren Ellis Vol. 2$6.95Avatar2,917
1419Robert E Howards Worms of the Earth (Res)$9.95Cross Plains2,876
1510Starman Infernal Devices$17.95DC2,853
1620Spawn Vol. 11 Crossroads$9.95Image2,830
1732AD&D Forgotten Realms Forbidden Sands Anauroch$4.95Twenty First2,812
183Legion of Superheroes Archives Vol. 10 HC$49.95DC2,789
1913How To Draw Anime & Game Characters Vol. 1 $19.95Graphic-Sha2,198
2017Superman The Dailies Vol. 3$14.95DC1,965
2114Inu Yasha Vol. 7$15.95Viz1,923
2223Invisible People$12.95DC1,772
2321To The Heart of the Storm$14.95DC1,759
2429Building$9.95DC1,745
2530Deadenders Stealing The Sun$9.95DC1,511