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March 2019 Comics Sales Early Look

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

March 2019 has five shipping weeks, the same as March 2018, so the year-to-year comparison will be an even one. That wasn't the case for March 2018, which was down significantly against a 2017 month with an extra week; the $38.48 million month combined with January and February 2018 to dig a hole for the year that would take seven months to erase. The top-sellers were Dark Nights: Metal #6 and Doomsday Clock #4; graphic novels were down significantly. But a corner was about to be turned in April. (Click to see our video walkthrough of March 2018's sales report.)

DC looks to try to repeat its success with Action #1000 in April 2018 with Detective Comics #1000, celebrating the 80th anniversary of Batman. Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman — Deluxe Edition is the hardcover for the celebration, and is likely to be one of the top sellers for the month. It was the top advance-reordered hardcover on its first week of eligibility in December. Since Action #1000 had half a million copies ship in North America, a similar (or better) number seems possible for Detective; it would go a long way to helping the market improve on March 2018.

Dark Horse
has declared March 23 as Hellboy Day, marking the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of the character.

The month also sees the release of the Captain Marvel movie on March 8.

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

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.

Advance reorders placed between Feb. 4-10, 2019

• Top advance-reordered March-shipping comic book:
Harley Quinn #59 Variant (DC)

The Derrick Chew variant of Harley Quinn #59 was the top advance-reordered comic book for the week. It has on on-sale date of March 6.

Amazing Spider-Man #16, a "Hunted" tie-in, was the top advance reordered Marvel comic book. It also has an on-sale date of March 6.

No graphic novels made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Harley Quinn #59 Var Ed$3.99DC
2Amazing Spider-Man #16.Hu$3.99Marvel
3Domino Hotshots #1$3.99Marvel
4Immortal Hulk #14$3.99Marvel
5Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #1$4.99Marvel
6Conan The Barbarian #4 Brooks Spider-Man Villains Var$3.99Marvel
7Immortal Hulk #12 2nd Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
8Miles Morales Spider-Man #1 3rd Ptg Garron Var$3.99Marvel
9Daredevil #1 2nd Ptg Checchetto Var$4.99Marvel
10Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1$3.99Marvel
11Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1 Lim Var$3.99Marvel
12Batman #66$3.99DC
13Champions #3 Charretier International Womens Day Var$3.99Marvel
14Uncanny X-Men #13$3.99Marvel
15Second Coming #1$3.99DC
16Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #1 Movie Var$4.99Marvel
17Avengers #16 Wr$3.99Marvel
18Middlewest #1 4th Ptg$3.99Image
19Age of X-Man Prisoner X #1 Inhyuk Lee Connecting Var$3.99Marvel
20Detective Comics #1000$9.99DC
21Ronin Island #1 Foc Anka Var$3.99Boom
22Conan The Barbarian #4$3.99Marvel
23Second Coming #1 Var Ed$3.99DC
24Marvels Annotated #2 Alex Ross Virgin Var$7.99Marvel
25Walking Dead #189$3.99Image

Advance reorders placed between Feb. 11-17, 2019

• Top advance-reordered March-shipping comic book:
Detective Comics #1000 Midnight Release variant (DC)

Just as the many versions of Action Comics #1000 dominated the advance reorder charts the previous spring, Detective Comics #1000 placed twelve versions on the first chart for which it was eligible to appear. The issue is a March 27 release.

The top Marvel issue was Amazing Spider-Man #17.

No graphic novels made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Detective Comics #1000 Midnight Release Var Ed$9.99DC
2Batman Who Laughs The Grim Knight #1 Var Ed$4.99DC
3Detective Comics #1000$9.99DC
4Detective Comics #1000 Blank Var Ed$9.99DC
5Detective Comics #1000 2010s Var Ed$9.99DC
6Detective Comics #1000 1940s Var Ed$9.99DC
7Catwoman #9 Var Ed$3.99DC
8Detective Comics #1000 1980s Var Ed$9.99DC
9Detective Comics #1000 2000s Var Ed$9.99DC
10Supergirl #28 Var Ed$3.99DC
11Amazing Spider-Man #17$4.99Marvel
12Detective Comics #1000 1930s Var Ed$9.99DC
13Detective Comics #1000 1950s Var Ed$9.99DC
14Batman Who Laughs The Grim Knight #1$4.99DC
15Wonder Woman #66 Var Ed$3.99DC
16Detective Comics #1000 1970s Var Ed$9.99DC
17Little Bird #1$3.99Image
18Age of Conan Belit #1$3.99Marvel
19Assassin Nation #1$3.99Image
20Immortal Hulk #13 2nd Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
21Magnificent Ms Marvel #1$3.99Marvel
22Detective Comics #1000 1990s Var Ed$9.99DC
23Spider-Gwen Ghost Spider #6 Molina Spider-Man Villains Var$3.99Marvel
24Detective Comics #1000 1960s Var Ed$9.99DC
25Transformers #1 Cvr A Rodriguez$3.99IDW

Advance reorders placed between Feb. 18-24, 2019

• Top advance-reordered March-shipping comic book:
Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Thanos by Donny Cates HC (Marvel)

The Facsimile Edition of Incredible Hulk #181, featuring the first full appearance of Wolverine, was the top advance-reordered item. It has an on-sale date of March 27.

Only one graphic novel made the charts: Marvel's Thanos by Donny Cates. It goes on sale July 17.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition$3.99Marvel
2Justice League #20 Left Var Ed$3.99DC
3Spider-Man City At War #1$3.99Marvel
4Spider-Man Life Story #1$4.99Marvel
5Immortal Hulk #15$3.99Marvel
6Bronze Age Boogie #1$3.99Ahoy
7Once and Future #1$3.99Boom
8Venom #12 Stegman Spider-Man Villains Var$3.99Marvel
9Immortal Hulk #15 Alex Ross Marvels 25th Tribute Var$3.99Marvel
10Guardians of the Galaxy #3$3.99Marvel
11Firefly Bad Company #1$7.99Boom
12Venom #12$3.99Marvel
13Batman #67 Var Ed$3.99DC
14Spider-Man Life Story #1 Young Var$4.99Marvel
15Thanos by Donny Cates HC$34.99Marvel
16Shazam #4 Var Ed$3.99DC
17Guardians of the Galaxy #3 Fuji Cat Var$3.99Marvel
18Wolverine Infinity Watch #2$3.99Marvel
19Conan The Barbarian #1 3rd Ptg Asrar Var$4.99Marvel
20Thor #11 Fuji Cat Var$3.99Marvel
21Wolverine Infinity Watch #2 Fuji Cat Var$3.99Marvel
22Savage Sword of Conan #3$3.99Marvel
23Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #4 Fuji Cat Var$3.99Marvel
24Uncanny X-Men #14$3.99Marvel
25Life & Death of Toyo Harada #1 Cvr A Suayan (Net)$4.99Valiant

Advance reorders placed between Feb. 25-Mar. 3, 2019

• Top advance-reordered March-shipping comic book:
Martian Manhunter #4 variant (DC)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Conan the Barbarian Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 2 (Marvel)

The April-shipping War of the Realms #1 and its variants led the charts, with the top March-shipping comic being Martian Manhunter #4's variant edition.

Several hardcovers made the list, although no trade paperbacks charted.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1War of Realms #1 JS Campbell Var$5.99Marvel
2War of Realms #1$5.99Marvel
3War of Realms #1 Granov Var$5.99Marvel
4War of Realms #1 Frank Cho Var$5.99Marvel
5War of Realms #1 Dellotto Var$5.99Marvel
6Conan The Barbarian Original Marvel Years Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00Marvel
7Martian Manhunter #4 Var Ed$3.99DC
8Immortal Hulk #1 4th Ptg Bennett Var$4.99Marvel
9War of Realms #1 Perez Var$5.99Marvel
10Mister Miracle HC$34.99DC
11War of Realms #1 Coipel Var$5.99Marvel
12Batman White Knight HC$29.99DC
13War of Realms #1 Ottley Var$5.99Marvel
14War of Realms #1 Horn Van Var$5.99Marvel
15War of Realms #1 Christopher Var$5.99Marvel
16War of Realms #1 Pyeong Jun Park Var$5.99Marvel
17Amazing Spider-Man #18$3.99Marvel
18War of Realms #1 Dauterman Concept Var$5.99Marvel
19Batgirl #33 Var Ed$3.99DC
20Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #2$3.99Marvel
21War of Realms #1 Lim Var$5.99Marvel
22Daredevil #3 Fuji Cat Var$3.99Marvel
23Daredevil #3$3.99Marvel
24Sabrina Teenage Witch #1 Cvr C Hughes$3.99Archie
25War of Realms #1 Hugo Thor Var$5.99Marvel

Advance reorder charts will be posted here as soon as they are released. Stay tuned!

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


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, generally speaking; deep discounts may also put titles on these lists.

Reorders placed between March 11-17, 2019

• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Batman White Knight (DC)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Savage Sword of Conan Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1 DM Variant (Marvel)

A rare week in which no comic books whatsoever made the Top 25 reorder chart, which is ranked by invoiced dollars and not units.

The Savage Sword of Conan Omnibus made the top of the charts for Marvel.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1 Savage Sword Conan HC Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus Vol. 1 DM Var $125.00Marvel03/20/19
2Avengers Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Neal Adams Dm Var$100.00Marvel03/20/19
3Batman White Knight TPB$19.99DC10/03/18
4BPRD Hell On Earth HC Vol. 5$34.99Dark Horse03/20/19
5Mister Miracle TPB (Res)$24.99DC02/13/19
6Detective Comics 80 Years of Batman Dlx Ed HC$29.99DC03/06/19
7Saga TPB Vol. 1$9.99ImageBacklist
8Saga TPB Vol. 9$14.99Image09/26/18
9Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99ImageBacklist
10New X-Men Omnibus HC New Ptg$125.00MarvelBacklist
11Monstress TPB Vol. 2$16.99ImageBacklist
12Saga TPB Vol. 2$14.99ImageBacklist
13Promethea 20th Anniv Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99DC03/06/19
14Savage Sword Conan HC Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus Vol. 1$125.00Marvel03/20/19
15Monstress TPB Vol. 1$9.99ImageBacklist
16Monstress TPB Vol. 3$16.99ImageBacklist
17Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 2$49.99ImageBacklist
18Walking Dead Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99ImageBacklist
19Saga TPB Vol. 3$14.99ImageBacklist
20Earth X Trilogy Omnibus HC Omega$100.00Marvel03/06/19
21Paper Girls TPB Vol. 1$9.99ImageBacklist
22Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99Image12/27/17
23Deadly Class TPB Vol. 2 Kids of the Black Hole (New Ptg)$16.99ImageBacklist
24Saga TPB Vol. 4$14.99ImageBacklist
25Saga TPB Vol. 5$14.99ImageBacklist

Reorder charts will be released weekly during the month. Stay tuned!

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