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July 2018 Comics Sales Early Look

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

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

That July was a $40.77 million month, a disappointing figure that could not keep up with the July 2016's Rebirth launch. The bright spot — and there were not many to choose from — was Dark Days #1: The Casting, (see listings for it on eBay), kicking off the big Metal event.

It is a reachable target in 2018, in which July has going for it a new Amazing Spider-Man #1 as well as Batman #50, one of many releases that hit stands at midnight on July 4. (While the ending of the latter comic provoked much online commentary, the title nonetheless led comics in reorders the two weeks after it came out.) There are also a number of Marvel Fresh Start launches continuing, as well as a new Marvel movie in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

A July surprise came in Die! Die! Die! #1, a Robert Kirkman comic book which arrived unannounced, its orders matched to those for Oblivion Song #1 back in March. That issue had first-month sales of 80,287 copies; so that should provide a good idea of where the issue will wind up in the July charts.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in August, 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.



Advance reorders placed between May 29-June 3, 2018

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered graphic novel:
Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar (DC)

The relaunched Amazing Spider-Man series was the week's top comic and top item overall in advance reorders. The 56-page issue had a discount program keyed to retailer's orders of Amazing Spider-Man #796.

The top DC book from August was Man of Steel #5. No hardcovers made the chart.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Amazing Spider-Man #1$5.99Marvel
2Venom #3$3.99Marvel
3Man of Steel #5$3.99DC
4Batgirl #24 Var Ed$3.99DC
5Amazing Spider-Man #800 3rd Ptg Immonen Var$9.99Marvel
6Batman Prelude To The Wedding Harley Vs Joker #1$3.99DC
7Black Panther #2$3.99Marvel
8Thor #2$3.99Marvel
9Amazing Spider-Man #1 Davis Var$5.99Marvel
10Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special #1 (C: 1-0-$7.99Boom
11Teen Titans Special #1$4.99DC
12Flash #49 Var Ed$2.99DC
13Amazing Spider-Man #1 Blank Var$5.99Marvel
14Ms Marvel #31 Hans Var$4.99Marvel
15Amazing Spider-Man #1 Cheung Var$5.99Marvel
16Amazing Spider-Man #1 Party Var$5.99Marvel
17Sentry #1$3.99Marvel
18Multiple Man #1$3.99Marvel
19Black Panther #1 2nd Ptg Acuna Var$4.99Marvel
20Bloodstrike #23 Cvr B Liefeld$3.99Image
21Amazing Spider-Man #1 Opena Var$5.99Marvel
22Batman TPB Vol. 6 Bride or Burglar$16.99DC
23Kill Or Be Killed #20 Cvr B Virgin$3.99Image
24Detective Comics #983 Var Ed$2.99DC
25X-Men Grand Design Second Genesis #1 Character Var$5.99Marvel



Advance reorders placed between June 4-10, 2018

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Batman #50 Lee Variant (DC)
• Top advance-reordered graphic novel:
Walking Dead Compendium 15th Anniversary Box Set (Image)

The $200 Walking Dead box set led reorders in dollars; its on-sale date is October 3. The July 4 Batman release led among comics.

The Fresh Start relaunch Amazing Spider-Man #1 was again the top advance reordered comic book from Marvel. Marvel also had a lot of Captain America #1 variants in the chart.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Walking Dead Compendium 15th Annv Box Set$200.00Image
2Batman #50 Lee Var Ed$4.99DC
3Batman #50$4.99DC
4Catwoman #1 Var Ed$3.99DC
5Amazing Spider-Man #1$5.99Marvel
6Captain America #1$4.99Marvel
7Justice League #3$3.99DC
8Man of Steel #6$3.99DC
9Batman #50 Blank Var Ed$4.99DC
10Captain America #1 Djurdjevic Var$4.99Marvel
11Captain America #1 Zeck Var$4.99Marvel
12Captain America #1 Cassaday Var$4.99Marvel
13Captain America #1 Renaud Simon Kirby Var$4.99Marvel
14Captain America #1 Miller Remastered Var$4.99Marvel
15Avengers #4$3.99Marvel
16Captain America #1 Garney Var$4.99Marvel
17Cosmic Ghost Rider #1$3.99Marvel
18Immortal Hulk #2$3.99Marvel
19Catwoman #1$3.99DC
20Batman #50 Jim Lee Pencils Var Ed$4.99DC
21Justice League #3 Var Ed$3.99DC
22Captain America #1 Yu Var$4.99Marvel
23Captain America #1 Jusko Var$4.99Marvel
24Deadpool #2$3.99Marvel
25Star Wars #50$5.99Marvel



Advance reorders placed between June 11-17, 2018

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
X-23 #1 (Marvel)

X-23 #1 from Mariko Tamaki and Juan Cabal was the top comic book in advance reorders. On sale on July 11, it was the beneficiary of a deep discount connected to retailers' orders of X-Men Red #3

Immortal Hulk 
#1
 is up to a second printing, which placed second. Justice League Odyssey #1 was the top advance-reordered DC book. No hardcovers or softcovers made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn sale
1Dark Nights Metal Dark Nights Rising HC$29.99DC06/20/18
2Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99MarvelBacklist
3Captain Marvel Earths Mightiest Hero TPB Vol. 1$29.99MarvelBacklist
4Batman #50$4.99DC07/04/18
5Abe Sapien Drowning & Other Stories HC$34.99Dark HorseBacklist
6Teen Titans Special #1$4.99DC06/27/18
7Batman #50 Lee Var Ed$4.99DC07/04/18
8Transformers Wreckers Saga TPB$29.99IDW07/04/18
9Dark Days The Road To Metal HC$29.99DC05/16/18
10Absolute Sandman Overture HC$125.00DC06/27/18
11Batman The Golden Age Omnibus HC Vol. 2$75.00DCBacklist
12Batman Superman Silver Age Omnibus HC Vol. 1$75.00DCBacklist
13Batman Prelude To The Wedding Harley Vs Joker #1$3.99DC06/27/18
14Dark Nights Metal The Resistance TPB$24.99DC06/27/18
15Infinity War TPB$29.99MarvelBacklist
16Civil War Ii TPB$34.99MarvelBacklist
17Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special #1 (C: 1-0-$7.99Boom06/27/18
18Amazing Spider-Man #800 Jr Sr Var Leg$9.99Marvel05/30/18
19Man of Steel #5$3.99DC06/27/18
20Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99ImageBacklist
21TMNT Coll HC Vol. 7$49.99IDW07/04/18
22Marvels Ant-Man Art of Movie Slipcase HC$49.99MarvelBacklist
23Venomnibus HC Vol. 1$100.00Marvel06/20/18
24Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99Image12/27/17
25Batman The Dark Prince Charming HC Book 2$12.99DC06/20/18



Advance reorders placed between June 18-24, 2018

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Life of Captain Marvel #1 (Marvel)

The Artgerm variant of Life of Captain Marvel #1 from Marvel was the top advance-reordered comic book. It has an on-sale date of July 18. Justice League #4 from DC was right behind it, with the same on-sale date.

Solicitations were taken for the Walking Dead 15th Anniversary Blind Bag editions, due out October 10 — variants of previously released comics shipped in bags to hide their covers. Twelve made the list, led by #1.

Once again this week, no hardcovers or softcovers made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Life of Captain Marvel #1 Artgerm Var$4.99Marvel
2Justice League #4$3.99DC
3Magic Order #2 Cvr C Grampa$3.99Image
4Doomsday Clock #6 Var Ed$4.99DC
5Immortal Hulk #3$3.99Marvel
6Justice League #4 Var Ed$3.99DC
7Walking Dead #1 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
8Teen Titans Go To The Movies #1$1.00DC
9Avengers #5$3.99Marvel
10Thor #3$3.99Marvel
11Magic Order #2 Cvr A Coipel$3.99Image
12Life of Captain Marvel #1$4.99Marvel
13Venom #2 Stegman 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel
14Walking Dead #100 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
15Walking Dead #19 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
16Walking Dead #2 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
17Flash #47 2nd Ptg$2.99DC
18Walking Dead #27 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
19Walking Dead #53 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
20Walking Dead #108 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
21Walking Dead #48 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
22Walking Dead #7 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
23Walking Dead #171 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
24Walking Dead #127 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image
25Walking Dead #92 15th Annv Blind Bag Var$3.99Image



Advance reorders placed between June 25-July 1, 2018

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Teen Titans #20 (DC)

DC's Teen Titans #20 was the top advance-reordered comic book. It has an on-sale date ofJuly 25.

The top advance-reordered Marvel title was the George Perez variant of Infinity Wars Prime #1, another July 25 book. Once again, no hardcovers or softcovers made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Teen Titans #20$3.99DC
2Infinity Wars Prime #1 George Perez Var$4.99Marvel
3Amazing Spider-Man #2$3.99Marvel
4Teen Titans #20 Var Ed$3.99DC
5Venom #4$3.99Marvel
6Teen Titans Special #1 2nd Ptg$4.99DC
7Infinity Wars Prime #1$4.99Marvel
8Batgirl #25 Var Ed$4.99DC
9Venom #1 3rd Ptg Stegman Var$4.99Marvel
10Wonder Woman #51$3.99DC
11Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 2nd Ptg Spoiler Var$3.99Marvel
12Justice League Dark #1$3.99DC
13Justice League Dark #1 Var Ed$3.99DC
14Flash #51 Var Ed$3.99DC
15Thor #1 2nd Ptg Wolverine Var$5.99Marvel
16Weeknd Presents Starboy #1 2nd Ptg Nguyen Var$3.99Marvel
17X-23 #2$3.99Marvel
18Thor #1 2nd Ptg Ward Var$5.99Marvel
19Aquaman #38 Var Ed$3.99DC
20Mr and Mrs X #1$3.99Marvel
21X-Men Gold #30 2nd Ptg Marquez Var$4.99Marvel
22Avengers #2 3rd Ptg Mcguinness Var$3.99Marvel
23Teen Titans #20 Variant Edition Featuring Crush$3.99DC
24Avengers #3 2nd Ptg Medina Var$3.99Marvel
25Amazing Spider-Man #801 2nd Ptg Martin Var$3.99Marvel



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.

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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.



Reorders placed between July 2-8, 2018

• Top reordered July-shipping comic book:
Batman #50 (DC)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Dark Nights Metal: Dark Nights Rising (DC)

Batman #50 went on sale with other titles in a midnight July 4 release event, and while the issue stirred some controversy both in its contents and the early revelation of the issue's ending in the New York Times, the issue was nonetheless the top reordered comic book in dollars for the week.

DC also had the top hardcover in Dark Nights Metal: Dark Nights Rising. Marvel yet again led trade paperbacks with Infinity Gauntlet.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn sale
1Dark Nights Metal Dark Nights Rising HC$29.99DC06/20/18
2Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99MarvelBacklist
3Captain Marvel Earths Mightiest Hero TPB Vol. 1$29.99MarvelBacklist
4Batman #50$4.99DC07/04/18
5Abe Sapien Drowning & Other Stories HC$34.99Dark HorseBacklist
6Teen Titans Special #1$4.99DC06/27/18
7Batman #50 Lee Var Ed$4.99DC07/04/18
8Transformers Wreckers Saga TPB$29.99IDW07/04/18
9Dark Days The Road To Metal HC$29.99DC05/16/18
10Absolute Sandman Overture HC$125.00DC06/27/18
11Batman The Golden Age Omnibus HC Vol. 2$75.00DCBacklist
12Batman Superman Silver Age Omnibus HC Vol. 1$75.00DCBacklist
13Batman Prelude To The Wedding Harley Vs Joker #1$3.99DC06/27/18
14Dark Nights Metal The Resistance TPB$24.99DC06/27/18
15Infinity War TPB$29.99MarvelBacklist
16Civil War Ii TPB$34.99MarvelBacklist
17Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special #1$7.99Boom06/27/18
18Amazing Spider-Man #800 Jr Sr Var Leg$9.99Marvel05/30/18
19Man of Steel #5$3.99DC06/27/18
20Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99ImageBacklist
21TMNT Coll HC Vol. 7$49.99IDW07/04/18
22Marvels Ant-Man Art of Movie Slipcase HC$49.99MarvelBacklist
23Venomnibus HC Vol. 1$100.00Marvel06/20/18
24Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99Image12/27/17
25Batman The Dark Prince Charming HC Book 2$12.99DC06/20/18



Reorders placed between July 9-15, 2018

• Top reordered July-shipping comic book:
Batman #50 (DC)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Avengers by Jonathan Hickman Omnibus Vol. 2 (Marvel)

Batman #50 repeated as the top reordered comic book of the week by dollars, demonstrating again that whatever controversy surrounded its contents, it did not harm sales in many stores. The Lee variant edition was in second place.

Most everything in the reorder charts was new, save for Infinity Gauntlet and a couple of other books. Avengers by Jonathan Hickman Omnibus Vol. 2 led hardcovers and the list overall.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Avengers by Jonathan Hickman Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00Marvel07/04/18
2Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus HC Vol. 1$75.00DC07/04/18
3Ex Machina The Complete Series Omnibus HC$150.00DC07/11/18
4Batman #50$4.99DC07/04/18
5Batman #50 Lee Var Ed$4.99DC07/04/18
6Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99MarvelBacklist
7Catwoman #1 Var Ed$3.99DC07/04/18
8Dark Nights Metal Dark Nights Rising HC$29.99DC06/20/18
9Catwoman #1$3.99DC07/04/18
10Batman #50 Blank Var Ed$4.99DC07/04/18
11Justice League #3$3.99DC07/04/18
12Hellboy Omnibus TPB Vol. 3 The Wild Hunt$24.99Dark Horse07/08/18
13Man of Steel #6$3.99DC07/04/18
14Dark Days The Road To Metal HC$29.99DC05/16/18
15Batman Superman Silver Age Omnibus HC Vol. 1$75.00DCBacklist
16Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99Image12/27/17
17Captain America #1$4.99Marvel07/04/18
18Batman #50 Arthur Adams Var Ed$4.99DC07/04/18
19Dark Nights Metal The Resistance TPB$24.99DC06/27/18
20Neil Gaiman Study In Emerald HC$17.99Dark Horse06/27/18
21Avengers No Surrender HC$50.00Marvel06/27/18
22Amazing Spider-Man #801$3.99Marvel06/20/18
23Absolute Sandman Overture HC$125.00DC06/27/18
24 Batman HC Vol. 1 The Court of Owls$24.99DCBacklist
25Secret Empire TPB$39.99Marvel06/27/18


More reordered comics information will be released weekly. Stay tuned!

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