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June 2018 Comics Sales Early Look

Comics and Graphic Novels Reordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

June 2018 has the same number of Wednesdays as June 2017, so the sales comparison will be an equal one.

That June was a $46.09 million month, the second-best month of the year; it produced the most-ordered comic book of the year: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (see listings for it on eBay), out in advance of the Spider-Man: Homecoming film, which would go on to a successful July debut. June 2018's case will be helped by Doomsday Clock #5, back after a two-month hiatus. DC also has a new Justice League series launching.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in July, likely in the second week or so. Follow @Comichron on Twitter to get the alert when the report becomes available. In the meantime, you can get a sense of what sales might be like from noting what products were most reordered by retailers.

Advance Reorders

Several weeks ago, retailers began placing advance reorders for items whose initial order deadlines had passed, but which had not yet released at the time the reorders were placed. These reorders, placed further out than regular reorders, tend to be more speculative in nature, as there is less certainty that stock will still be available. But they do give us the farthest-into-the-future look at potential sales. To see potential sales for this month, you generally want to look at the advance reorders placed from the month before.


The following charts have advance-reordered June-shipping comics:

Top advance reordered June-shipping comic for week of Apr. 23-29
Doomsday Clock #5 Frank variant (DC) • Scheduled ship date: June 20
Catalog page at DiamondFull Top 25 list

Top advance reordered June-shipping comic for week of Apr. 30-May 6
X-Men Gold #30 JSC Classified variant • Scheduled ship date: June 20
Catalog page at DiamondFull Top 25 list

Top advance reordered June-shipping comic for week of May 7-13
Justice League #1 (DC) • Scheduled ship date: June 20
Catalog page at DiamondFull Top 25 list

Top advance reordered June-shipping comic for week of May 14-20
Thor #1 (Marvel) • Scheduled ship date: June 23
Catalog page at DiamondFull Top 25 list


Note that the listings mix hardcovers, softcovers, and comics together, and that they also rank items by dollars rather than units. Note, too, that these are invoiced dollars, so retailers' discounts have already been applied. There is no guarantee that these advance reorders will be filled. It's also likely that a lot of books in these lists won't synch up exactly with this month; reorders are placed all the time and reported weekly, while comics sales are reported monthly.

Click to skip down to the Reorders placed for issues shipping this month.



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Reorders

Reorders, by contrast, are orders for items that had already been released at the time of the order. In other words, these are the comics customers have been asking for.



Reordered comics information will be released weekly in May. Stay tuned!

The true top sellers for the month will replace this page once they are released by Diamond.