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November 2019 Comics Sales Early Look

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

November 2019 has four shipping weeks, the same as November 2018, so the year-to-year comparison will be an even one. That month was a weak one in part because it had the smallest new comics slate since April 2016, before the DC Rebirth event began. Marvel's 79 new comic books was its lowest number of new releases since October 2015 — and DC's 67 new comics were down from 95 the previous year. Marvel had the top comic book in dollar and unit sales in Uncanny X-Men #1, priced at $7.99; it had North American orders topping 176,000 copies. It was also a big month for Venom, thanks in part to the surprising strong performance of the character's film in theaters.

The month in 2019 contains the 80th anniversary of the release of Flash Comics #1. DC's Year of the Villain is slated to involve multiple theme covers.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in December, 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 advance reorder charts are ranked by retail dollars, so retailers' discounts have not yet 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 Sept. 23-29, 2019

• Top advance-reordered November-shipping comic book:
LCSD 2019 Walking Dead: The Alien (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
LCSD 2019 These Savage Shores Vol. 1 Gold Edition (Vault)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
LCSD 2019 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Years One & Year Two HC Set (Boom)

Exclusives for retailers participating in Local Comics Shop Day in November led the charts.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1LCSD 2019 Walking Dead The Alien$5.99Image11/13/19
2LCSD 2019 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One & Two HC Set$150.00Boom11/13/19
3 LCSD 2019 DCeased HC $29.99DC11/13/19
4LCSD 2019 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Shattered Grid Blind Box HC$100.00Boom11/13/19
5LCSD 2019 New Mutants #1 Artist Var (Net)$4.99Marvel11/13/19
6Immortal Hulk #25$5.99Marvel10/23/19
7Joker Killer Smile #1 Var Ed$5.99DC10/30/19
8LCSD 2019 Legion of Super Heroes #1$3.99DC11/13/19
9Tales From The Dark Multiverse Death of Superman #1$5.99DC10/30/19
10LCSD 2019 Absolute Carnage #5 Artist Var (Net)$4.99Marvel11/13/19
11LCSD 2019 Hazel & Cha Cha Save Christmas Tales Umbrella Acad$4.99Dark Horse11/13/19
12Marauders #1 Dauterman Red Queen Var Dx$4.99Marvel10/23/19
13Marauders #1 DX$4.99Marvel10/23/19
14Joker Killer Smile #1$5.99DC10/30/19
15Immortal Hulk #25 Bennett Var$5.99Marvel10/23/19
16LCSD 2019 Killadelphia #1$3.99Image11/13/19
17Absolute Carnage #1 5th Ptg Stegman Var AC$7.99Marvel10/23/19
18House of X #2 4th Ptg Larraz Var$4.99Marvel10/23/19
19LCSD 2019 Super Dinosaur #1 Special Ed$4.99Image11/13/19
20LCSD 2019 These Savage Shores TPB Vol. 1 Gold Edition$19.99Vault11/13/19
21Amazing Mary Jane #1 Artgerm Var$3.99Marvel10/23/19
22House of X #5 2nd Ptg Larraz Var$4.99Marvel10/23/19
23Spider-Man #1 2nd Ptg Coipel Var$4.99Marvel10/23/19
24Powers of X #2 4th Ptg Silva Var$4.99Marvel10/23/19
25Marauders #1 Bagley Every Mutant Ever Var DX$4.99Marvel10/23/19



Advance reorders placed between Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2019

• Top advance-reordered November-shipping comic book:
Killadelphia #1 Cvr A Alexander (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Silver Surfer Epic Collection: When Calls Galactus (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
LCSD 2019 DCeased HC (DC)

The DCeased Local Comics Shop Day hardcover led the chart.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1LCSD 2019 DCeased HC$29.99DC11/13/19
2Excalibur #1 DX$4.99Marvel10/30/19
3Venom #19 Jeehyung Lee Mary Jane Var AC$3.99Marvel10/30/19
4Walking Dead TPB Vol. 1-32 Bundle (Net) -- Image10/23/19
5Basketful of Heads #1$3.99DC10/30/19
6Venom #19 AC$3.99Marvel10/30/19
7Flash Omnibus by Geoff Johns HC Vol. 1 New Edition$99.99DC12/18/19
8Descender Dlx Ed HC Vol. 2 DCBS Exc Var$49.99Image11/27/19
9Batman Annual #4$4.99DC10/30/19
10Excalibur #1 Bagley Every Mutant Ever Var Dx$4.99Marvel10/30/19
11Plot #2$3.99Vault10/30/19
12Basketful of Heads #1 Card Stock Var Ed$4.99DC10/30/19
13Killadelphia #1 Cvr A Alexander$3.99Image11/27/19
14Red Goblin Red Death #1$4.99Marvel10/30/19
15Amazing Spider-Man #30 2nd Ptg Ottley Var Ac$3.99Marvel10/30/19
16Sandman Universe Special Hellblazer #1$4.99DC10/30/19
17Marvel Zombies Resurrection #1 Junggeun Yoon Var$4.99Marvel10/30/19
18Red Goblin Red Death #1 Ron Lim Var$4.99Marvel10/30/19
19 Jim Henson Dark Crystal Age of Resistance #2 FOC Peterson Va $3.99Boom10/30/19
20Dceased #6$4.99DC10/30/19
21Marvel Zombies Resurrection #1 Bradshaw Var$4.99Marvel10/30/19
22Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #44 FOC Mora Var$3.99Boom10/30/19
23Silver Surfer Epic Collection TPB When Calls Galactus New Ptg$39.99Marvel11/20/19
24Savage Avengers Annual #1$4.99Marvel10/30/19
25Red Goblin Red Death #1 Daughtry Garney Wrpad Var$4.99Marvel10/30/19



Advance reorders placed between Oct. 7-13, 2019

• Top advance-reordered November-shipping comic book:
Undiscovered Country #1 Cvr B Jock (Image)

One of the variant covers of Undiscovered Country #1 by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule led the chart.

No graphic novels of any kind made the list.



Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Undiscovered Country #1 Cvr B Jock$3.99Image11/06/19
2 X-Force #1 DX $4.99Marvel11/06/19
3 New Mutants #1 Artgerm Var DX $4.99Marvel11/06/19
4Legion of Super Heroes #1$3.99DC11/06/19
5Spawn #300 3rd Ptg$7.99Image11/06/19
6 New Mutants #1 DX $4.99Marvel11/06/19
7Undiscovered Country #1 Cvr A Camuncoli$3.99Image11/06/19
8X-Force #1 Bagley Every Mutant Ever Var Dx$4.99Marvel11/06/19
9Spawn #302 Cvr D Mcfarlane$2.99Image11/06/19
10New Mutants #1 Bagley Every Mutant Ever Var Dx$4.99Marvel11/06/19
11Spawn #302 Cvr E Virgin Mcfarlane$2.99Image11/06/19
12Amazing Spider-Man #33 2099$3.99Marvel11/06/19
13Tales From The Dark Multiverse Blackest Night #1$5.99DC11/13/19
14X-Force #1 Dauterman Young Guns Var Dx$4.99Marvel11/06/19
15Absolute Carnage Immortal Hulk #1 2nd Ptg Andrade Var$4.99Marvel11/06/19
16New Mutants #1 Muller Design Var Dx$4.99Marvel11/06/19
17X-Force #1 Muller Design Var Dx$4.99Marvel11/06/19
18Infected King Shazam #1$3.99DC11/06/19
19New Mutants War Children #1 2nd Ptg Sienkiewicz Var$4.99Marvel11/06/19
20Something Is Killing Children #1 (5Th Ptg)$3.99Boom11/06/19
21Green Lantern Blackstars #1$3.99DC11/06/19
22Spider-Man & Venom Double Trouble #1 Adams 8-Part Con$3.99Marvel11/06/19
23Once & Future #1 (7Th Ptg)$3.99Boom11/06/19
24Immortal Hulk #24 2nd Ptg Ross Var$3.99Marvel11/06/19
25Immortal Hulk #26$3.99Marvel11/06/19



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; while deep discounts may also put titles on these lists, the charts are ranked by invoiced dollars, which is what retailers actually paid.


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.