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February 2020 Comics Sales Early Look

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

February 2020 has four shipping weeks, the same as February 2019, so the year-to-year comparison will be an even one. The month was a weak one, with the smallest number of new comics releases since Diamond Comic Distributors began reporting overall figures in July 2013. There were no first issues in the top nine at all, indicating few publishers were interested in launching big projects into the month. DC, which had announced plans to reduce its periodical offerings, was responsible for nearly half of the drop in the number of new comics released. Its Batman Who Laughs #3 was the top seller, with 101,771 copies shipped. Overall, retailers in February 2019 ordered $34.73 million in comics and graphic novels, down 5% and the lowest figure since March 2012.

Feb. 7 sees the release of the Birds of Prey movie.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in March 2020, 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 Dec. 9-15, 2019

• Top advance-reordered February-shipping comic book:
Wolverine #1 Chip Kidd Die Cut Var. (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Dawn of X TPB Vol. 1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Immortal Hulk HC Vol. 2 (Marvel)

Only two February's top releases made the Top 25, Wolverine #1 and the Dawn of X trade, but they led their respective categories.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Wolverine #1 Chip Kidd Die Cut Var$7.99Marvel02/19/20
2Undiscovered Country #3 Cvr B Capullo$3.99Image01/15/20
3Web of Venom Good Son #1$4.99Marvel01/22/20
4 Dead Eyes #4 Cvr A McCrea $3.99Image01/15/20
5Venom The End #1$4.99Marvel01/15/20
6Red Mother #2 FOC Infante Var$3.99Boom01/15/20
7Folklords #3 FOC Nguyen Var$3.99Boom01/22/20
8X-Men #5$3.99Marvel01/29/20
9Marauders #6$3.99Marvel01/22/20
10Metal Men #4 Jim Starlin Var Ed$3.99DC01/22/20
11Ghost Rider #4$3.99Marvel01/15/20
12Star Wars Rise Kylo Ren #2$3.99Marvel01/15/20
13X-Force #2 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel01/15/20
14Marvels Spider-Man Black Cat Strikes #1$3.99Marvel01/15/20
15 Fallen Angels #2 2nd Ptg Var DX $3.99Marvel01/15/20
16Batman Superman #6$3.99DC01/22/20
17Fallen Angels #5$3.99Marvel01/15/20
18Heartbeat #3 FOC Bartel Var$3.99Boom01/22/20
19Year of the Villain Hell Arisen #2$4.99DC01/22/20
20Batman #87$3.99DC01/22/20
21Immortal Hulk HC Vol. 2$34.99Marvel05/13/20
22Dawn of X TPB Vol. 1$24.99Marvel02/12/20
23Venom The End #1 Warren Var$4.99Marvel01/15/20
24New Mutants #2 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel01/15/20
25Excalibur #6$3.99Marvel01/22/20



Advance reorders placed between Jan. 6-12, 2020

• Top advance-reordered February-shipping comic book:
Star Wars Darth Vader #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
New Mutants Epic Collection TPB Renewal New Ptg (Marvel)

With a movie slated for 2020, the New Mutants Epic Collection, slated for March, placed highly in the charts.

No hardcovers made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Star Wars Darth Vader #1$4.99Marvel02/05/20
2Spider-Woman #1 Chip Kidd Die Cut Var$4.99Marvel03/04/20
3New Mutants Epic Collection TPB Renewal New Ptg$39.99Marvel03/18/20
4Harley Quinn & The Birds of Prey #1 Derrick Chew Var$5.99DC02/12/20
5Immortal Hulk Great Power #1$4.99Marvel02/05/20
6X-Men Fantastic Four #1$4.99Marvel02/05/20
7Doomsday Clock #12 2nd Ptg$5.99DC01/29/20
8Power Rangers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Var 2nd Ptg$4.99Boom02/05/20
9Batman #88$3.99DC02/05/20
10X-Men Fantastic Four #1 Brooks Var$4.99Marvel02/05/20
11Power Rangers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 Foc Garbet Var$3.99Boom02/05/20
12Power Rangers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Main 2nd Ptg $4.99Boom02/05/20
13Harley Quinn & Birds of Prey #1$5.99DC02/12/20
14Batman #86 2nd Ptg$3.99DC01/29/20
15Far Sector #1 2nd Ptg$3.99DC01/29/20
16Power Rangers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 2nd Ptg$3.99Boom02/05/20
17Venom #21 2nd Ptg Crain Var$3.99Marvel02/05/20
18Man Who Effed Up Time #1 Cvr A Mostert$4.99Aftershock02/05/20
19Star Wars Darth Vader #1 Sprouse Empire Strikes Back Var$4.99Marvel02/05/20
20Justice League #40$3.99DC02/05/20
21Batman #88 Card Stock Francesco Mattina Var Ed$4.99DC02/05/20
22Miles Morales Spider-Man #15$3.99Marvel02/05/20
23Star Wars Darth Vader #1 Movie Var$4.99Marvel02/05/20
24Magnificent Ms Marvel #12$3.99Marvel02/05/20
25Marauders #7$3.99Marvel02/05/20



Advance reorders placed between Jan. 13-19, 2020

• Top advance-reordered February-shipping comic book:
Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe Book 1 (DC)

The first issue of a new miniseres for Conan by Saladin Ahmed placed first among comics and overall. Star Wars: Rise of Kylo Ren #3 placed second, benefiting from aftermarket attention to the first issue.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Conan Battle For Serpent Crown #1$3.99Marvel02/05/20
2Star Wars Rise Kylo Ren #3$3.99Marvel02/12/20
3Gwen Stacy #1 Jeehyung Lee Var$4.99Marvel02/12/20
4Star Wars Rise Kylo Ren #2 2nd Ptg Sliney Var$3.99Marvel02/12/20
5Batman Pennyworth Rip #1$4.99DC02/12/20
6Thor #3$3.99Marvel02/12/20
7Gwen Stacy #1 J Scott Campbell Var$4.99Marvel02/12/20
8X-Men #6 Brooks Dark Phoenix 40th Var Dx$3.99Marvel02/12/20
9Alienated #1 Foc Mckelvie Var$3.99Boom02/12/20
10Marvel Tales Wolverine #1$7.99Marvel02/12/20
11Gwen Stacy #1 Jie Yuan Connecting Chinese New Year Va$4.99Marvel02/12/20
12X-Men #6 Dx$3.99Marvel02/12/20
13Spawn #305 Cvr D Alexander$2.99Image02/12/20
14Green Lantern Season 2 #1$4.99DC02/12/20
15Tartarus #1 Cvr A Cole$5.99Image02/12/20
16Wolverine by Claremont & Miller #1 Facsimile Edition$3.99Marvel02/12/20
17Wonder Woman Dead Earth #2$6.99DC02/19/20
18Amazing Spider-Man #39 Jie Yuan Connecting Chinese New Year$3.99Marvel02/12/20
19Symbiote Spider-Man Alien Reality #3 Jie Yuan Connect$3.99Marvel02/12/20
20X-Force #7$3.99Marvel02/12/20
21Star Trek Picard #2 2nd Ptg$4.99IDW02/12/20
22Magnificent Ms Marvel #11 2nd Ptg Minkyu Jung Var$3.99Marvel02/12/20
23Joker Killer Smile #3 Kaare Andrews Var Ed$5.99DC02/19/20
24Undone by Blood #1 Cvr A Kivela$4.99Aftershock02/12/20
25 Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating The DC Universe TPB Book 1 $34.99DC03/11/20



Advance reorders placed between Jan. 20-26, 2020

• Top advance-reordered February-shipping comic book:
Wolverine #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
X-Men Milestones: Messiah Complex (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Bowie Stardust Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams HC 2nd Ed. (Insight)

Variants of Wolverine #1 took the top five slots on the charts.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Wolverine #1 DX$7.99Marvel02/19/20
2Wolverine #1 Alex Ross Var DX$7.99Marvel02/19/20
3Wolverine #1 Jeehyung Lee Var DX$7.99Marvel02/19/20
4Wolverine #1 Silva Var DX$7.99Marvel02/19/20
5Wolverine #1 Dellotto Var DX$7.99Marvel02/19/20
6Batman #89$3.99DC02/19/20
7Dceased Unkillables #1$4.99DC02/19/20
8Bowie Stardust Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams Px HC Gn 2nd Ed $39.99 Insight04/01/20
9Dceased Unkillables #1 Card Stock Horror Putri Var E$5.99DC02/19/20
10Godkillers #1 Cvr A Haun$4.99Aftershock02/19/20
11Plunge #1$3.99DC02/19/20
12Red Mother #3 Foc Khalidah Var$3.99Boom02/19/20
13 DCeased Unkillables #1 Card Stock Mattina Var Ed$5.99DC02/19/20
14Flash Forward #6$3.99DC02/19/20
15Flash Forward #6 Inhyuk Lee Var Ed$3.99DC02/19/20
16X-Men Milestones TPB Messiah Complex$34.99Marvel03/18/20
17Marauders #8 DX$3.99Marvel02/19/20
18Crisis On Infinite Earths Giant #2 (Res)$4.99DC02/26/20
19Wolverine #1 Young Var DX$7.99Marvel02/19/20
20Metal Men #5 Walter Simonson Var Ed$3.99DC02/19/20
21Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1 Discover Now (C: 0-1$14.99Boom02/26/20
22Something Is Killing Children #1 (6th Ptg)$3.99Boom02/19/20
23Conan Barbarian Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Dm Var$125.00Marvel07/15/20
24Wolverine #1 Rahzzah Party Var DX$7.99Marvel02/19/20
25Undiscovered Country #1 4th Ptg$3.99Image02/19/20



Advance reorders placed between Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2020

• Top advance-reordered February-shipping comic book:
Giant-Size X-Men Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
DC Poster Portfolio Stanley Artgerm Lau Vol. 2 (DC)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Batman Last Knight on Earth HC (DC)

The first Flash #750 entry made the list; it's a March 4 release.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1 Giant Size X-Men Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1 $4.99Marvel02/26/20
2X-Men Fantastic Four #2 Brooks Var$3.99Marvel02/26/20
3 TMNT Jennika #1 Cvr A Revel $4.99IDW02/26/20
4Batman Last Knight On Earth HC$29.99DC04/01/20
5Star Wars #3$3.99Marvel02/26/20
6Far Sector #4 Ejikure Var Ed$3.99DC02/26/20
7DC Poster Portfolio Stanley Artgerm Lau TPB Vol. 2$24.99DC06/03/20
8Finger Guns #1 Cvr C Hickman Wraparound Var$3.99Vault02/26/20
9Amethyst #1$3.99DC02/26/20
10Avengers #31 JSC Gwen Stacy Var$4.99Marvel02/26/20
11Avengers #31$4.99Marvel02/26/20
12Web of Venom Good Son #1 2nd Ptg Neves Var$4.99Marvel02/26/20
13Bowie Stardust Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams Px HC Gn 2nd Ed $39.99Pocket04/01/20
14Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection TPB Great Power New Ptg Dm$34.99Marvel03/25/20
15Joker 80 Years of the Clown Prince of Crime HC$29.99DC04/29/20
16Leviathan Dawn #1$4.99DC02/26/20
17Superman Villains #1$5.99DC02/26/20
18Giant Size X-Men Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1 Coello Var Dx$4.99Marvel02/26/20
19X-Men #7 Dx$4.99Marvel02/26/20
20 Folklords #4 FOC Rubin Var $3.99Boom02/26/20
21Finger Guns #1 Cvr A Flip Cover$3.99Vault02/26/20
22Batman Beyond #41$3.99DC02/26/20
23X-Force #8$3.99Marvel02/26/20
24Flash #750 1990s Mattina Var Ed$7.99DC03/04/20
25Falcon & Winter Soldier #1$3.99Marvel02/26/20



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.




Reorders placed between Feb.10-16, 2020

• Top reordered February-shipping comic book:
Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Prox Transmissions (Marvel)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev Omnibus HC Vol. 2 (Marvel)

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1, which was the top advance reordered comic book one week in January, led among comics reorders.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev Omnibus HC Vol. 2 New Ptg$100.00Marvel02/12/20
2Ultimates by Mark Millar & Bryan Hitch Omnibus HC New Ptg$100.00Marvel02/12/20
3Spider-Man Miles Morales Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel02/12/20
4Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel01/08/20
5Harleen HC$29.99DC02/05/20
6Prox Transmissions TPB$19.99MarvelBacklist
7Batman Who Laughs HC$29.99DC08/28/19
8No Longer Human HC Junji Ito$34.99Viz01/08/20
9Die TPB Vol. 2 Split The Party$16.99Image02/05/20
10House of X Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel12/11/19
11Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse02/27/19
12Star Wars Darth Vader #1$4.99Marvel02/05/20
13Bowie Stardust Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams HC$39.99 Insight 01/08/20
14Saga Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99Image08/21/19
15Immortal Hulk HC Vol. 1$34.99Marvel10/02/19
16Locke & Key TPB Vol. 1 Welcome To Lovecraft$19.99IDWBacklist
17Batman Damned HC$29.99DC09/04/19
18Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky TPB Vol. 1 Know Fear$15.99Marvel07/31/19
19Immortal Hulk Great Power #1$4.99Marvel02/05/20
20Gwen Stacy #1 J Scott Campbell Var$4.99Marvel02/12/20
21Locke & Key TPB Slipcase Set Holiday Ed$99.99IDWBacklist
22Mmw Uncanny X-Men HC Vol. 12$100.00MarvelBacklist
23Mister Miracle HC$34.99DC05/15/19
24Thor #3$3.99Marvel02/12/20
25X-Men Fantastic Four #1$4.99Marvel02/05/20


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.