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June 1998 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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


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The year-to-year drops were down to single digits by June, generating (premature) hopes for industry recovery.

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 charts, plus any post-#300 items from its Top Independent Publisher charts.
If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.
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 item on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.





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June 1998 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 Top Graphic Novel charts. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.

The links lead to title details on Amazon (paid links). You can also find the books at your comics shop.

The X-Files: Fight the Future movie adaptation led the charts.



UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
13 X-Files Official Movie Adaptation$5.95Topps20,025
24 Spider-Man Made Men (Resolictiation) $5.99Marvel17,788
38Kabuki Images$4.95Image12,065
47Witchblade Coll Ed #8$6.95Image8,604
516Danger Girl Tour Ed Alt Cvr #1$6.95Dynamic Forces5,763
65Essential Spider-Man Vol. 3 $12.99Marvel5,074
717Batman Vs Predator III Blood Ties $7.95DC 4,139
821DF Darkchylde Summer Preview #1$6.95Dynamic Forces3,857
922Uncle Scrooge #312$6.95Gladstone3,802
1012Unknown Soldier $12.95DC 3,634
119Ranma 1/2 Vol. 11 Transformations $15.95Viz3,431
126Kabuki Circle of Blood$17.95Image3,386
1310Books of Faerie $14.95DC 3,322
141Batman Archives Vol. 4 HC $49.95DC 3,223
1526Walt Disneys Comics #627$6.95Gladstone3,144
1614Supreme $14.95Awesome3,025
1715Superman Exile $14.95DC 2,797
1830Uncle Scrooge Adventures In Color #47$9.95Gladstone2,124
1931Uncle Scrooge Adventures In Color #48$9.95Gladstone2,119
2023Click Vol. 3$12.95NBM2,000
2118Incredible Hulk Beauty and The Beast $16.99Marvel1,916
2236Sliders $8.99Acclaim1,911
2348Vampirella Ascending Evil$7.50Harris1,852
2420Starship Troopers $14.95Dark Horse1,842
2519Desperadoes$16.95Image1,842