I knew it would happen: like magic, I would leave for my first convention and the Diamond charts, absent since last October, would return with no warning. I was literally at the gate when the report arrived — and I was so sure they wouldn’t that I didn’t bring my laptop. I was able to put my tablet through my paces to make some rudimentary guesses which I tweeted, however, and it became clear that June was not just an improvement over the last pre-pandemic month, but a colossal one.
Home again, and after a 14-month absence, Comichron has estimates for Diamond’s full comic and graphic novel lists. Venom #35 topped 282,000 copies in a gigantic month in which Diamond’s Top 300 without DC beat its pre-pandemic sales with DC.
June Diamond: https://bit.ly/Jun21ComicsDCD
June with DC projections included: https://bit.ly/Jun21Comics
Comichron founder John Jackson Miller has tracked the comics industry for more than 25 years, including a decade editing the industry’s retail trade magazine; he is the author of several guides to comics, as well as more than a hundred comic books for various franchises.
He is the author of novels including Star Wars: Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War, and his latest release, Star Trek: Discovery – Die Standing. Read more about them at his fiction site.
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