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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.


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 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.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Bad Weekend HC$16.99Image
2Angel #2 Cvr A Main$3.99Boom
3 War of Realms New Agents of Atlas #4 $3.99Marvel
4Amazing Spider-Man #24$3.99Marvel
5Watchmen International TPB New Edition$29.99DC
6War of Realms New Agents of Atlas #2 2nd Ptg Gang Hyu$3.99Marvel
7Saga Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99Image
8Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #41 Foil Montes Var$4.99Boom
9Spawn #298 Cvr A Mcfarlane$2.99Image
10Batman Last Knight On Earth #2$5.99DC
11Spider-Man Annual #1$4.99Marvel
12Star Wars Galaxys Edge #3$3.99Marvel
13Angel #2 Cvr B Preorder Buoncristiano$3.99Boom
14Flash #73$3.99DC
15Star Wars Aor Darth Vader #1 Dellotto Greatest Moments Var$3.99Marvel
16Spawn #298 Cvr B Mcfarlane Virgin$2.99Image
17Star Wars Aor Darth Vader #1$3.99Marvel
18Spawn #297 2nd Ptg$2.99Image
19Major X #6$3.99Marvel
20Kitchen TPB New Ed$12.99DC
21Batman Last Knight On Earth #2 Var Ed$5.99DC
22Wolverine Exit Wounds #1$4.99Marvel
23Spawn #298 Cvr C B&W Mcfarlane$2.99Image
24Amazing Spider-Man #25$7.99Marvel
25House of X #1$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

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.