July 2019 Comics Sales Early Look
Comics and Graphic Novels Reordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors
July 2019 has five shipping weeks, one more than July 2018, so the year-to-year comparison will give the month a considerable built-in advantage. Thanks to the Batman wedding storyline and several high-profile launches, retailers ordered $44.64 million worth of comic books, graphic novels, and magazines in the month. Batman #50 led the comics list with nearly 441,000 copies shipped. Ant-Man and the Wasp hit theaters in the month. (Click to see our video walkthrough of the July 2018 sales report.)
Spider-Man: Far From Home releases in theaters on July 5. Jonathan Hickman returns to Marvel with House of X and Powers of X, which alternate biweekly. Other releases in the month include the Thanos by Donny Cates hardcover, which led hardcovers in the advance-reorder charts the third week of February.
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.
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 May 27-June 2, 2019• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #41 Foil Montes variant (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Watchmen International TPB (DC)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Bad Weekend HC (Image)
Boom's reimagining of Angel took first place among June-shipping comics.
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.
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.