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April 2019 Comics Sales Early Look

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

April 2019 has four shipping weeks, the same as April 2018, so the year-to-year comparison will be an even one. That month was a big one for the comics business, with DC's Action Comics #1000, the Action: 80 Years of Superman hardcover, and Marvel's Infinity War tie-ins, and Dan Slott's final Amazing Spider-Man arc helping to drive overall orders of $45.84 million, the best in ten months. (Click to see our video walkthrough of that month's sales report.)

The month in 2019 features Marvel's War of the Realms event, which will involve six issues across three months and many of the publisher's titles. The previous April had a lot going for it, but a successful event of significant size would stand a good chance in comparison.

In theaters, Shazam releases April 5, and Hellboy on April 12.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in May, 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. 25-Mar. 3, 2019

• Top advance-reordered April-shipping comic book:
War of the Realms #1 J.S. Campbell variant (Marvel)
• 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 reorders placed between March 4-10, 2019

• Top advance-reordered April-shipping comic book:
Major X #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Teen Titans Raven (DC)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Mister Miracle HC (DC)

Rob Liefeld's Major X #1 was the top advance-reordered item and comic book overall for the first full week of March.

Several more hardcovers and softcovers made the charts than usual this week.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Mister Miracle HC$34.99DC
2Batman White Knight HC$29.99DC
3Major X #1$4.99Marvel
4Immortal Hulk #16$3.99Marvel
5Amazing Spider-Man #18.Hu$3.99Marvel
6Marvels Annotated #3 Dellotto Var$7.99Marvel
7Immortal Hulk #14 2nd Ptg Hotz Var$3.99Marvel
8Absolute Art of Adam Hughes HC$75.00DC
9Deadpool #11 Nakayama Asgardian Var$3.99Marvel
10Teen Titans Raven TPB DC Ink$16.99DC
11Uncanny X-Men #15$3.99Marvel
12Batman #68 Var Ed$3.99DC
13Marvel Team-Up #1$3.99Marvel
14Immortal Hulk #16 Mckone Asgardian Var$3.99Marvel
15Justice League #21$3.99DC
16Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 2$49.99Dark Horse
17Magic Order TPB Vol. 1$19.99Image
18Daredevil #2 2nd Ptg Checchetto Var$3.99Marvel
19Conan The Barbarian #5$3.99Marvel
20Savage Sword of Conan #2 2nd Ptg Garney Var$3.99Marvel
21Aria Manga Masterpiece Omnibus GN Vol. 2$24.99Tokyopop
22Wolverine Infinity Watch #1 2nd Ptg Macdonald Var$3.99Marvel
23Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #2$3.99Marvel
24Batman #68$3.99DC
25Deathstroke #42 Var Ed Terminus Agenda$3.99DC



Advance reorders placed between March 11-17, 2019

• Top advance-reordered April-shipping comic book:
Symbiote Spider-Man #1 Artgerm Variant (Marvel)

The April 10-shipping Symbiote Spider-Man #1 took the two top slots, including the Artgerm variant which was the top advance-reordered item for the week.

The Batman Who Laughs #4 variant from Kaare Andrews was the top advance-reordered DC item.

In a week in which no comic books at all made the reorder list, no graphic novels at all made the advance-reorder list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Symbiote Spider-Man #1 Artgerm Var$4.99Marvel
2Symbiote Spider-Man #1$4.99Marvel
3Web of Venom Cult of Carnage #1$4.99Marvel
4Web of Venom Cult of Carnage #1 Cassara Var$4.99Marvel
5Faithless #1 Cvr B Lotay Erotica Var$4.99Boom
6Symbiote Spider-Man #1 Young Var$4.99Marvel
7Batman Who Laughs #4 Var Ed$4.99DC
8Faithless #1 Foc Bermejo Var$3.99Boom
9War of Realms #2 Wr$4.99Marvel
10Immortal Hulk #2 4th Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
11Amazing Spider-Man #19$3.99Marvel
12Batman Who Laughs #4$4.99DC
13Symbiote Spider-Man #1 Lim Var$4.99Marvel
14Immortal Hulk #4 3rd Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
15Immortal Hulk #6 3rd Ptg Garbett Var$3.99Marvel
16Immortal Hulk #5 3rd Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
17Red Hood Outlaw #33 Var Ed$3.99DC
18Detective Comics #1001 Var Ed$3.99DC
19Detective Comics #1001$3.99DC
20C2E2 2019 Symbiote Spider-Man #1 Lim Var (Net)$4.99Marvel
21Wonder Woman #68 Var Ed$3.99DC
22Catwoman #10 Var Ed$3.99DC
23Marvel Tales Thanos #1$7.99Marvel
24Little Bird #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Image
25C2E2 2019 Thanos #1 Artist Var (Net)$4.99Marvel



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

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.


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.