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June 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops

Projections for Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors and DC's Distributors

This data combines orders from all Direct Market distributors. Click to see only Diamond and DC's distributors.


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Diamond Comic Distributors suspended the release of new comics with on-sale dates beginning with April 1, and shipments of new releases were not slated to begin again until May 20.

In the interim, DC announced on April 17 that a limited slate of titles would be available for late April from UCS Comics Distributors and Lunar Distribution, distribution firms that had been set up for the purpose by sister companies to the mail-order retailers Midtown Comics and DCBS (Discount Comic Book Service) respectively. Previous orders through Diamond for those comics were canceled by DC and retailers were asked to submit new orders.

On June 5, DC announced that it was cutting ties with Diamond altogether, forcing retailers who wanted its comics to go through Lunar or UCS, and to Random House for its graphic novels.

Diamond continued to ship DC comics for the rest of June, and the publisher released a much larger slate than its rivals did. Comichron's analysis suggests that DC's market share of comic books — not including graphic novels — ordered would have surpassed 70% of all comics ordered, and that it would have taken the top five slots both at Diamond and when all distributors are combined. Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 appears to have been the top ordered title, with Batman #92 — which DC held back until the Diamond restart — taking second when its versions were combined. The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular, one of three such editions in the month, would have been the title in dollars.

In addition to the changing volume of new offerings, many comics were made returnable or deeply discounted by their publishers during the month — all of which would have greatly complicated the chart-generation procedures Diamond has employed for decades. Traditional charting under such conditions would have been both more dificult logistically, and less likely to yield clear-cut results. As such, the distributor has yet to release monthly sales charts for June.

In their absence, Comichron has drawn upon a subset of known retail orders both to determine approximate rankings and to project the relative order volumes of comic-book releases. The subset represents a sizable number of copies, but it is not possible at present to know what portion of the overall population of store orders it represents, particularly as many stores were closed, had their accounts on hold, or had not established accounts with DC's distributors. Only periodicals were examined, and order totals are believed to be as of Final Order Cutoff. No statistical adjustments have been made for returnability and no later returns have been subtracted out.

The chart below features every new comic book released into the Direct Market in June 2020. Variant editions have been merged into single entries, following longtime industry practice. The release dates are from Diamond; note that many titles had already been released earlier by DC's distributors. (See the DC distributors' June 2020 orders in isolation here.)

The order volumes are expressed in relation to Justice League #46, which has been chosen as the order index issue this month for Diamond and DC's distributors. (There are Justice League issues without cardstock variants in the May and June lists for both Diamond and DC's distributors, so it's a good choice if you're trying to refer between charts.) For every 100 copies of Justice League #46 ordered in the subset, for example, there were 138 copies of Immortal Hulk #34.

DC offered 10 comic books with cardstock variants at a different price, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50 had a higher-priced foil version; their sales have been fused by default below. You can find the component versions at the bottom of the chart, or by sorting by "Units" to see where its variants would have placed. Another cardstock comic book, Flash #754, appears without a regular variant because that version shipped in May. Its sales can be found there.

The dollar rankings are based on the totals of the fused entries.

Market shares: The market share charts, seen in the column at left, are of a variety that has long appeared on Comichron: they refer only to the top-selling comics (just the 248 new issues released in May, in this case), with no graphic novels included. Further, they resemble the charts that appeared before 2003 in that the charts look only at initial and same-month orders for new releases; reorders and reprints of previous months' comics are not included.

We project DC's unit share of the Top 91 new comics to be 60%, once orders across Diamond, UCS, and Lunar are combined; its dollar share is 67%. That dwarfs Marvel's 12% and 10% respectively. As in May, it was the lightness of Marvel's slate that played a large part: Marvel had only 14 new comics out, to DC's 64 — and unlike in May, it had few heavy-hitters.

To underscore, graphic novels are not included in these projected shares. Actual market shares would differ considerably, most especially in the case of Dark Horse, which had 40 graphic novel releases but only one comic book out in June.

Other things to remember: The retail order subset represents a sizable number of copies, but it is not possible at present to know what portion of the overall population of store orders it represents, particularly as many stores were closed, had their accounts on hold, or had not established accounts with DC's distributors. For example, Justice League had been seeing Diamond orders of more than 40,000 copies per issue in North America the first quarter of 2020, but we do not advise using that number to extrapolate overall sales for other titles — not until we have a better idea how the market size has changed.

We're sticking with whole numbers until we have a better handle on the margin of error. As such, note that a difference of a single point on the chart may not be meaningful, due to rounding. Projections for issues at the lower extremes are thus subject to more error due to the small quantities involved; while we rank such titles, we usually mark them with "no estimate" for that reason. Projected relative sales levels here are likely most reliable for regular series issues in the middle of the chart: orders for the highest sellers and first issues may tend to show more variation.

Rankings in these charts should also be expected to differ — often significantly — from the sales-to-consumers charts available at other outlets. Those report sell-through and not sell-in, and different retailers are sampled in each, with no known overlap in reporting stores as of the generation of the below charts.

As is the case with all data on Comichron, it is subject to revision without notice in the event more authoritative and complete information about orders becomes available.

—John Jackson Miller


This list includes all comic books released by Direct Market Distributors in the month.
The Order Index by each comic book indicates how many copies were ordered within a known subset of retailer orders for every 100 Justice League #46s that were ordered.
"Fused" combines differently priced-variants; click the "Unit" arrow to do a sort separating them.
"No est." appears beside titles where we're making no Order Index estimate, but titles are still ranked.
Distributor charts are regional commodity reports, not measures of a work's total reach. Read our FAQ.
The links lead to current listings for each item on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


FusedDollarUnitComic-book TitleIssuePriceOn salePublisherOrder Index
131Dark Nights Death Metal1 $4.9906/16/20DC544
25n.a.Batman92 (All)$3.9906/09/20DC438
312Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular1$9.9906/09/20DC372
423Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular1$9.9906/02/20DC360
56n.a.Batman93 (All)$3.9906/23/20DC324
646Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular1$9.9906/23/20DC262
777Batman The Smile Killer1 $5.9906/23/20DC190
888Batman The Adventures Continue1 $3.9906/09/20DC171
91010Thor5$3.9906/24/20Marvel161
1011n.a.Detective Comics1022 (All)$3.9906/02/20DC141
111211Immortal Hulk34$3.9906/24/20Marvel138
12912Strange Adventures2$4.9906/16/20DC132
131313Batman Superman9$3.9906/02/20DC117
141414Star Wars Bounty Hunters3$3.9906/24/20Marvel111
151615New Mutants10$3.9906/10/20Marvel108
161916Superman22$3.9906/16/20DC102
1718n.a.Justice League47 (All)$3.9906/23/20DC101
182017Justice League46$3.9906/09/20DC100
193918Spawn307 $2.9906/24/20Image97
202120Green Lantern Season 24 $3.9906/16/20DC94
211721Empyre Avengers0$4.9906/24/20Marvel86
2224n.a.Batman's Grave7 (All)$3.9906/09/20DC85
2325n.a.Legion of Super Heroes6 (All)$3.9906/09/20DC85
242822Excalibur10$3.9906/10/20Marvel84
252923Daredevil20$3.9906/10/20Marvel82
2627n.a.Flash756 (All)$3.9906/23/20DC81
273025Flash755$3.9906/09/20DC81
283126Power Rangers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles5 $3.9906/17/20Boom81
293427Deadpool5$3.9906/10/20Marvel78
303528Action Comics1022$3.9906/02/20DC76
312229Batman Secret Files3$4.9906/09/20DC75
322330Flash Annual3$4.9906/16/20DC74
3332n.a.Wonder Woman756 (All)$3.9906/02/20DC73
344131Detective Comics475 Facs. Ed.$3.9906/16/20DC72
3533n.a.Wonder Woman757 (All)$3.9906/16/20DC72
364232Nightwing71$3.9906/09/20DC71
3737n.a.Catwoman22 (All)$3.9906/02/20DC70
384333Undiscovered Country6 $3.9906/10/20Image69
394534Shazam12$3.9906/02/20DC68
404735That Texas Blood1 $3.9906/24/20Image68
414837Justice League Dark23$3.9906/23/20DC66
424938Black Cat11$3.9906/10/20Marvel65
435039Red Sonja Age of Chaos4 $3.9906/17/20Dynamite65
445140Justice League Dark22$3.9906/02/20DC64
451541Question The Deaths of Vic Sage3 $6.9906/16/20DC63
465243Miles Morales Spider-Man17 $3.9906/10/20Marvel63
475345Harley Quinn73$3.9906/09/20DC62
485446Decorum2 $3.9906/10/20Image61
493848Iron Man 20204 $4.9906/24/20Marvel60
505549Suicide Squad6$3.9906/23/20DC59
515650Young Justice15$3.9906/16/20DC57
525751Plunge4 $3.9906/23/20DC56
535852Mercy3 $3.9906/24/20Image55
544453Captain America Marvels Snapshot1$4.9906/24/20Marvel55
5536n.a.Mighty Morphin Power Rangers50 (All)$4.9906/24/20Boom55
565954Cimmerian Red Nails1 $3.9906/10/20Ablaze53
576155John Constantine Hellblazer6 $3.9906/02/20DC51
586256Batman Beyond44$3.9906/23/20DC51
596357Far Sector6 $3.9906/02/20DC51
606458Die11 $3.9906/24/20Image51
616559Lois Lane11 $3.9906/09/20DC49
626660John Constantine Hellblazer7 $3.9906/23/20DC49
636761Justice League Odyssey21$3.9906/09/20DC49
646862Low Low Woods6 $3.9906/23/20DC48
656963Batgirl46$3.9906/23/20DC48
667064Once & Future8$3.9906/24/20Boom47
677165Aquaman60$3.9906/23/20DC47
687266Aquaman59$3.9906/02/20DC47
697368Faithless II1 $3.9906/10/20Boom47
707470Batman and the Outsiders13$3.9906/16/20DC46
714671Harley Quinn & The Birds of Prey2 $5.9906/23/20DC45
727572Something Is Killing Children7$3.9906/10/20Boom45
737675Adventureman1$3.9906/10/20Image43
747776Resistance2 $3.9906/17/20AWA43
757877Boys Dear Becky1 $3.9906/03/20Dynamite42
764078Wonder Woman Dead Earth3 $6.9906/16/20DC41
777979Daphne Byrne5 $3.9906/16/20DC41
788080Teen Titans42$3.9906/23/20DC40
798181Transformers Vs. Terminator2 $3.9906/24/20IDW39
808282Firefly16 $3.9906/17/20Boom38
818383Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen11 $3.9906/23/20DC38
828484 Dejah Thoris 5 $3.9906/10/20Dynamite38
838585A Man Among Ye1 $3.9906/17/20Image37
848686Vampirella Red Sonja8 $3.9906/10/20Dynamite37
858787Hawkman24$3.9906/16/20DC36
8613388DC Classics The Batman Adventures1$1.9906/09/20DC35
872689Birds of Prey1$9.9906/02/20DC35
888890Gideon Falls22 $3.9906/17/20Image35
899091Red Hood Outlaw46$3.9906/23/20DC34
909192Rick and Morty Go to Hell1 $3.9906/10/20Oni34
919293Sex Criminals29 $3.9906/24/20Image33
929494Sabrina Something Wicked1 $3.9906/03/20Archie33
939595Spider-Ham5 $3.9906/24/20Marvel32
9497962020 Rescue2 $3.9906/24/20Marvel32
959897Nailbiter Returns1$3.9906/03/20Image30
968999TMNT Jennika3 $4.9906/24/20IDW28
9793102Superman Giant3$4.9906/09/20DC27
98101103TMNT105 $3.9906/24/20IDW27
99103104Die Die Die10 $3.9906/10/20Image26
100104105Year Zero2 $3.9906/24/20AWA26
10160106Buffy Every Generation1 $7.9906/03/20Boom26
102105108Family Tree6$3.9906/17/20Image26
103106109Sleeping Beauties1 $3.9906/24/20IDW26
104195110Bleed Them Dry1 $1.0006/24/20Vault26
10596111Swamp Thing Giant4$4.9906/02/20DC25
106107112Amethyst3 $3.9906/09/20DC25
107108113Bitter Root8 $3.9906/10/20Image25
108109114Star Wars Adventures Clone Wars2 $3.9906/24/20IDW24
109110115Monstress28 $3.9906/24/20Image24
110111116Transformers20 $3.9906/17/20IDW24
111113118Middlewest17 $3.9906/24/20Image23
112114119Sonic The Hedgehog28 $3.9906/24/20IDW23
113115120Vampironica New Blood4 $3.9906/17/20Archie23
114116122Metal Men7 $3.9906/16/20DC23
115117123Unsacred6 $3.9906/17/20Ablaze23
11699124Last God Sourcebook1$4.9906/02/20DC23
117100125Nightwing Annual3$4.9906/16/20DC23
118118127Five Years10 $3.9906/24/20Abstract22
119119128Books of Magic20 $3.9906/23/20DC22
120122129Red Mother5$3.9906/03/20Boom21
121123130Rogue Planet2$3.9906/24/20Oni21
122124131Dead Body Road Bad Blood1 $3.9906/24/20Image20
123125132Locke & Key1 $3.9906/24/20IDW20
124126134Go Go Power Rangers32 $3.9906/10/20Boomno est.
125112135Aquaman Giant4$4.9906/16/20DCno est.
126127136Killadelphia6 $3.9906/10/20Imageno est.
127128137Jim Henson Dark Crystal Age Resistance8 $3.9906/10/20Boomno est.
128129138G.I. Joe A Real American Hero271 $3.9906/03/20IDWno est.
129130139Savage Dragon249 $3.9906/17/20Imageno est.
130132140Outer Darkness Chew3 $3.9906/24/20Imageno est.
131134141Angel & Spike11 $3.9906/24/20Boomno est.
132121142Dying Is Easy5 $4.9906/17/20IDWno est.
133135143Death-Defying Devil5 $3.9906/10/20Dynamiteno est.
134136144G.I. Joe A Real American Hero272 $3.9906/17/20IDWno est.
135137145Star Trek Year Five11 $3.9906/03/20IDWno est.
136138146Man Who Effed Up Time3$3.9906/17/20Aftershockno est.
137139147Hotell2 $3.9906/17/20AWAno est.
138140148Join The Future2 $3.9906/10/20Aftershockno est.
139142150Stealth2 $3.9906/10/20Imageno est.
140143151Red Border2 $3.9906/24/20AWAno est.
141163152Tarot Witch of the Black Rose122 $2.9506/24/20Broadswordno est.
142144153Godkillers3$3.9906/24/20Aftershockno est.
143145154Moonshine18 $3.9906/17/20Imageno est.
144120155Invader Zim Quarterly1 $5.9906/17/20Onino est.
145131156Wynd1 $4.9906/17/20Boomno est.
146146157Critical Role Vox Machina Origins Series II6 $3.9906/03/20Dark Horseno est.
147147158Reaver8 $3.9906/03/20Imageno est.
148148159Archangel 82 $3.9906/10/20AWAno est.
149149160Ludocrats2 $3.9906/17/20Imageno est.
150102161Grievling1 $7.9906/17/20Cloverno est.
151151162George R.R. Martin A Clash of Kings4 $3.9906/17/20Dynamiteno est.
152152163Ice Cream Man19 $3.9906/10/20Imageno est.
153153164Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Death of Nancy Drew1 $3.9906/03/20Dynamiteno est.
154154165Old Haunts1$3.9906/10/20AWAno est.
155141166Flash754 Card Stock$4.9906/02/20DCno est.
156155167Kiss Zombies5 $3.9906/10/20Dynamiteno est.
157156168Ash & Thorn1 $3.9906/24/20Ahoyno est.
158157169Aggretsuko3 $3.9906/03/20Onino est.
159158170James Bond5 $3.9906/10/20Dynamiteno est.
160159171Finger Guns2 $3.9906/03/20Vaultno est.
161160172Birthright44$3.9906/17/20Imageno est.
162161173Death to Army of Darkness3 $3.9906/17/20Dynamiteno est.
163181174Scooby Doo Where Are You14$2.9906/02/20DCno est.
164162175Undone By Blood3$3.9906/10/20Aftershockno est.
165164176Osiris Path1 $3.9906/24/20Behemothno est.
166150177Copra6$4.9906/03/20Imageno est.
167166178Gung Ho5 $3.9906/24/20Ablazeno est.
168167179Redneck27 $3.9906/24/20Imageno est.
169168180Wicked Things2 $3.9906/24/20Boomno est.
170170181Storm Kids Hyperbreed1$3.9906/24/20Storm Kingno est.
171173182Sonata10 $3.9906/10/20Imageno est.
172174183Tartarus3 $3.9906/17/20Imageno est.
173175184Doctor Tomorrow3 $3.9906/24/20Valiantno est.
174176185No Ones Rose2$3.9906/10/20Vaultno est.
175165186Uncle Scrooge56 $4.9906/17/20IDWno est.
176178187Danger Devil1$3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
177179188Red Agent Island of Dr Moreau5 $3.9906/17/20Zenescopeno est.
178180189White Ash4$3.9906/17/20Scoutno est.
179182190Artemis & Assassin2 $3.9906/10/20Aftershockno est.
180169191Ragnarok Breaking of Helheim5 $4.9906/03/20IDWno est.
181183192Gung Ho4 $3.9906/03/20Ablazeno est.
182184193Kidz3 $3.9906/03/20Ablazeno est.
183185194Nomen Omen6 $3.9906/24/20Imageno est.
184186195North Bend2$3.9906/03/20Scoutno est.
185171196Rick and Morty Presents Council of Ricks1 $4.9906/24/20Onino est.
186187197Cobra Kai Karate Kid Saga Continues4 $3.9906/10/20IDWno est.
187188198Lady Zorro1 $3.9906/17/20American Mythologyno est.
188205199Archie & Friends Geeks & Games1$2.9906/24/20Archieno est.
189189200Deep Blue1$3.9906/10/20Mythosno est.
190190201Robyn Hood Vigilante6 $3.9906/03/20Zenescopeno est.
191192202Crow Lethe2 $3.9906/17/20IDWno est.
192193203Classic Pulp Ellery Queen One-Shot$4.0006/24/20Source Pointno est.
193194204Monstrous See No Evil One-Shot$3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
194172205After Realm2$5.9906/17/20Imageno est.
195196206Dryad2 $3.9906/10/20Onino est.
196197207John Carpenters Tales Scifi Vortex 21$3.9906/24/20Storm Kingno est.
197198208Wellington4 $3.9906/10/20IDWno est.
198199209Canopus3$3.9906/17/20Scoutno est.
199177210Disney Comics and Stories12 $5.9906/10/20IDWno est.
200202211Backtrack3 $3.9906/03/20Onino est.
201203212Dark Ark After Flood4$3.9906/17/20Aftershockno est.
202204213Dragon Whisperer2$3.9506/03/20Red 5no est.
203206214Fuhrer and the Tramp2 $3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
204207215Kill Lock5 $3.9906/10/20IDWno est.
205208216Excellence7 $3.9906/10/20Imageno est.
206209217Grumble Memphis & Beyond The Infinite2 $3.9906/17/20Albatrossno est.
207210218Mountainhead4 $3.9906/10/20IDWno est.
208211219Zero Day Threat1$3.9506/10/20Red 5no est.
209212220Apocalypse Girl5 $3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
210213221Battlecats Tales of Valderia3 $3.9906/10/20Mad Caveno est.
211214222Fuhrer and the Tramp3 $3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
212215223Hardcore Reloaded5 $3.9906/17/20Imageno est.
213191224World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest98$7.9906/10/20Archieno est.
214217225Casper Spotlight Ghostly Trio1 $3.9906/10/20American Mythologyno est.
215218226Postal Deliverance8 $3.9906/03/20Imageno est.
216219227Caspers Spooksville4 $3.9906/03/20American Mythologyno est.
217220228Heart Attack6 $3.9906/17/20Imageno est.
218221229Savage Bastards3$3.9906/24/20Mad Caveno est.
219200230Archie Milestones Digest8$7.9906/10/20Archieno est.
220201231B & V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest280$7.9906/17/20Archieno est.
221222232Cat Shit Vol. 13 $3.9906/24/20Antarcticno est.
222223233Hellfighter Quin2$3.9906/10/20Mad Caveno est.
223224234Oggy & The Cockroaches3 $3.9906/24/20American Mythologyno est.
224225235Hank Steiner Monster Detective2 $3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
225226236Touching Evil7 $3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
226216237Grimm Fairy Tales 2020 Annual$5.9906/24/20Zenescopeno est.
227228238Hank Steiner Monster Detective3 $3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
228229239Over The Ropes5 $3.9906/17/20Mad Caveno est.
229230240Vamp3 $3.9906/10/20Mythosno est.
230231241Wretches5$3.9906/03/20Scoutno est.
231232242Psychodrama Illustrated1 $4.9906/03/20Fantagraphicsno est.
232233243Shapes5$3.9906/10/20Cave Picturesno est.
233227244Ginseng Roots4$6.0006/10/20Uncivilizedno est.
234234245Gutter Magic Smoke & Mirrors1$3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
235235246Gutter Magic Smoke & Mirrors2$3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
236236247Kaijumax Season 53 $3.9906/17/20Onino est.
237237248Project Icarus3$3.9906/10/20Blackboxno est.
238239249Accelerators16 $3.9906/24/20Blue Juiceno est.
239240250Remnant One-Shot$3.9906/24/20Source Pointno est.
240238251Holler1 $5.9906/24/20It's Aliveno est.
241241252Skylin2$3.9906/24/20Source Point no est.
242242253Air War Stories1$9.9906/10/20It's Aliven.a.
243243254Archie Jumbo Comics Digest309$7.9906/24/20Archien.a.
244244255Barbara The Barbarian2 $3.9906/17/20Amigon.a.
245245256Black Hops Hare Trigger One-Shot$6.9906/10/20Antarcticn.a.
246246257Catalyst Prime Seven Days7 $3.9906/24/20Lion Forgen.a.
247247258Doctor Sleepless Manual$3.9906/24/20Avatarn.a.
248248259Nightmare Before Christmas Zeros Journey18 $3.9906/24/20Tokyopopn.a.
249249260White Widow4 $4.9906/24/20Red Giantn.a.
n.a.n.a.4Batman92$3.9906/09/20DC271
n.a.n.a.5Batman93$3.9906/23/20DC264
n.a.n.a.9Batman92 Card Stock$4.9906/09/20DC167
n.a.n.a.19Detective Comics1022$3.9906/02/20DC95
n.a.n.a.24Justice League47$3.9906/23/20DC81
n.a.n.a.47Batman93 Card Stock$4.9906/23/20DC60
n.a.n.a.36Flash756$3.9906/23/20DC66
n.a.n.a.42Legion of Super Heroes6$3.9906/09/20DC63
n.a.n.a.44Batman's Grave7 $3.9906/09/20DC63
n.a.n.a.69Detective Comics1022 Card Stock$4.9906/02/20DC46
n.a.n.a.67Catwoman22$3.9906/02/20DC47
n.a.n.a.73Wonder Woman756$3.9906/02/20DC45
n.a.n.a.74Wonder Woman757$3.9906/16/20DC45
n.a.n.a.98Mighty Morphin Power Rangers50 Foil$5.9906/24/20Boom28
n.a.n.a.100Wonder Woman756 Card Stock$4.9906/02/20DC28
n.a.n.a.101Wonder Woman757 Card Stock$4.9906/16/20DC27
n.a.n.a.107Mighty Morphin Power Rangers50 $4.9906/24/20Boom26
n.a.n.a.117Catwoman22 Card Stock$4.9906/02/20DC23
n.a.n.a.121Batman's Grave7 Card Stock$4.9906/09/20DC23
n.a.n.a.126Legion of Super-Heroes6 Card Stock$4.9906/09/20DC22
n.a.n.a.133Justice League47 Card Stock$4.9906/23/20DC20
n.a.n.a.149Flash756 Card Stock$4.9906/23/20DC16





June 2020 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops


Diamond did not release monthly totals of its graphic novel sales, but it is known that the number of graphic novels released to the Direct Market exploded in June. At least 419 new graphic novels were released, which was well over number of new comic books released — and far more than the 132 graphic novels that came out in May. That glut would get even worse in July; book distributors had not paused during the initial Coronavirus outbreak, leading to a bottleneck of graphic novels shipping to the Direct Market during the spring.

The Doomsday Clock Part 2 Hardcover with Slipcase, released June 16 at UCS and June 24 at Diamond, is a good bet to have been the top ordered new graphic novel in initial-ordered units.

Some information about Diamond's graphic novel sales can be found in its reorders, below.



June 2020 Comics Reorders

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

After items have been released by Diamond, retailers continue to place and receive reorders — often for many years after the the publication date. This section records the weekly reorder charts Diamond released during the month. Click to see the archived advance reorders, which are for books that had not yet shipped at time of the order.

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.


Reorders placed between June 1-7, 2020

• Top reordered June-shipping comic book:
Batman #92 Card Stock Artgerm Var Ed. (DC)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite (Dark Horse)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Postal Complete Collection (Image)

Diamond did not release a reorder list for the last week of May — and when the list returned, on the other side of DC's announcement that it had cut ties with Diamond, the chart was led by Batman #92. The reorder charts are supposed to be for books that have already been released, and Batman #92 had not yet come out — just one more peculiarity of the charts in this period.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Batman #92 Card Stock Artgerm Var Ed$4.99DC06/10/20
2Batman #92$3.99DC06/10/20
3Postal Comp Collection HC$59.99Image05/27/20
4House of X Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel12/11/19
5Black Science Premiere HC Vol. 3$49.99Image05/27/20
6Black Science Premiere HC Vol. 2 Transcendentalism$49.99Image12/13/17
7Venom #25$5.99Marvel05/27/20
8Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
9Detective Comics #1022$3.99DC06/03/20
10Black Science Premiere HC Vol. 1 Remastered Ed$49.99Image05/16/18
11Justice League #44$3.99DC05/20/20
12Lady Killer Library Ed Vol. 1$39.99Dark Horse06/10/20
13Hellblazer by Garth Ennis Omnibus HC$150.00DC05/19/20
14X-Men Revolution by Chris Claremont Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel08/01/18
15Batman Last Knight On Earth HC$29.99DC05/20/20
16Marvel Action Avengers #10 Sommariva$3.99IDW05/20/20
17Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 3 Hotel Oblivion$19.99Dark Horse09/18/19
18Absolute V For Vendetta HC$99.99DCBacklist
19Justice League #45$3.99DC05/26/20
20Silver Surfer Black #5 2nd Ptg Moore Var$3.99Marvel12/11/19
21Marvel Masterworks Ghost Rider HC Vol. 1$75.00Marvel10/09/19
22He Man and The Masters of the Multiverse #6$3.99DC05/26/20
23Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel01/08/20
24Harleen HC$29.99DC02/05/20
25Matrix Comics 20Th Ann Dlx Ed HC Pod Cvr (C: 0-1-0)$39.99Burlyman11/27/19



Reorders placed between June 8-14, 2020

• Top reordered June-shipping comic book:
Batman #92 (DC)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Great Responsibility (Marvel)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Hellblazer by Garth Ennis Omnibus HC (DC)

The pandemic-postponed Batman #92 finally released from Diamond, presumably giving DC one of its last leads in the reorder column in advance of the publisher's departure.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Hellblazer by Garth Ennis Omnibus HC$150.00DC05/19/20
2Silver Surfer Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel06/17/20
3Annihilation Omnibus HC New Ptg$125.00Marvel12/04/19
4Batman #92$3.99DC06/10/20
5Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel01/08/20
6Daredevil by Bendis & Maleev Omnibus HC Vol. 2 New Ptg$100.00Marvel02/12/20
7Wonder Woman The Golden Age Omnibus HC Vol. 4$150.00DC03/18/20
8Black Science Premiere HC Vol. 1 Remastered Ed$49.99Image05/16/18
9 Neil Gaiman Library Edition HC $49.99Dark Horse06/17/20
10Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Great Responsibility TPB$39.99MarvelBacklist
11Silver Surfer Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Ribic Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel06/17/20
12Black Science Premiere HC Vol. 2 Transcendentalism$49.99Image12/13/17
13Batman #92 Card Stock Artgerm Var Ed$4.99DC06/10/20
14Jack Kirbys Fourth World Omnibus HC$150.00DC12/06/17
15Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Cho Var$125.00Marvel05/22/19
16Deadpool Classic Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
17House of X Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel12/11/19
18Oz Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
19Detective Comics #1022$3.99DC06/03/20
20Astonishing X-Men Whedon Cassaday Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel06/03/20
21Amazing Mary Jane #1 Blank Var$3.99Marvel10/23/19
22Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
23Joker 80 Years of the Clown Prince of Crime HC$29.99DC06/03/20
24Squadron Supreme Classic Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
25Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00DCBacklist



Reorders placed between June 15-21, 2020

• Top reordered June-shipping comic book:
Batman #92 (DC)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Squadron Supreme Classic Omnibus HC (Publisher)

It was an all-hardcover reorder chart, with the exception of the two Batman issues for the month. It was the third week in a row that some version of Batman #92 was the top comic book.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Squadron Supreme Classic Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
2Deadpool Classic Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
3Captain America Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$125.00MarvelBacklist
4Parker Martini Ed HC Slipcase Vol. 1$99.99IDW06/10/20
5Stan Lee Marvel Treasury Edition Slipcase HC$200.00MarvelBacklist
6Guardians of Galaxy by Abnett and Lanning Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
7X-Men Adamantium Collection HC$200.00MarvelBacklist
8Daredevil by Frank Miller Omnibus Companion HC New Ptg$100.00MarvelBacklist
9Batman #92$3.99DC06/10/20
10Avengers Vibranium Collection Slipcase HC$200.00MarvelBacklist
11Infinite Crisis Omnibus HC New Ed$150.00DC06/10/20
12Avengers by John Byrne Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
13Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
14Elektra by Frank Miller Omnibus HC New Ptg$100.00MarvelBacklist
15Astonishing X-Men Whedon Cassaday Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel06/03/20
16Black Science Premiere HC Vol. 3$49.99Image05/27/20
17 DCeased HC$29.99DC11/20/19
18James Bond Comp Warren Ellis Omnibus HC$39.99Dynamite06/10/20
19Black Science Premiere HC Vol. 2 Transcendentalism$49.99Image12/13/17
20Black Science Premiere HC Vol. 1 Remastered Ed$49.99Image05/16/18
21Marvels Platinum Edition Slipcase HC$200.00MarvelBacklist
22Oz Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
23Detective Comics #1022$3.99DC06/03/20
24Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse02/27/19
25Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 3$49.99Dark Horse10/23/19



Reorders placed between June 22-28, 2020

• Top reordered June-shipping comic book:
Mercy #3 Cvr A Andolfo (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Deadpool Classic Omnibus HC Vol. 1 (Marvel)

Mirka Andolfo's Mercy #3 was the top comic book on a list where all the other periodicals were DC issues. Otherwise, hardcovers again ruled the chart, with no trade paperbacks ranking whatsoever.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Deadpool Classic Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
2King Size Kirby Slipcase HC$200.00MarvelBacklist
3Oz Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
4Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
5Mirka Andolfo Mercy #3 Cvr A Andolfo$3.99Image06/24/20
6 Joker 80th Anniv 100 Page Super Spect #1 $9.99DC06/10/20
7Captain America 75th Anniv Vibranium Collection HC$200.00MarvelBacklist
8Squadron Supreme Classic Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
9Ultimate Marvel Omnibus HC Vol. 1$99.99MarvelBacklist
10Dark Nights Death Metal #1$4.99DC06/17/20
11Guardians of Galaxy Solo Classic Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
12Star Wars Droids and Ewoks Omnibus HC Droids Cvr$75.00MarvelBacklist
13Guardians of Galaxy by Abnett and Lanning Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
14Muppets Omnibus HC Langridge Cvr$59.99MarvelBacklist
15Catwoman 80th Anniv 100 Page Super Spect #1$9.99DC06/03/20
16Muppet Babies Omnibus HC$75.00MarvelBacklist
17 Critical Role HC Vol. 1 Chronicles of Exandria Mighty Nein $44.99Dark Horse06/10/20
18Catwoman 80th Anniv 100 Page Super Spect #1 1980S Stanley La$9.99DC06/03/20
19Marvel Legacy of Jack Kirby Slipcase HC$49.99MarvelBacklist
20House of X Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel12/11/19
21Deadpool Minibus HC New Ptg$59.99MarvelBacklist
22 Catwoman 80th Anniv 100 Page Super Spect #1 1960S J Scott Ca $9.99DC06/03/20
23Strange Adventures #2$4.99DCBacklist
24Elektra by Frank Miller Omnibus HC New Ptg$100.00MarvelBacklist
25Joker 80 Years of the Clown Prince of Crime HC$29.99DC06/03/20



Reorders placed between June 29-July 5, 2020

• Top reordered June-shipping comic book:
Dark Nights Death Metal #1 (DC)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Great Power (Marvel)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Cho Var (Marvel)

June ended with two Spider-Man books leading in the graphic novel categories.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Cho Var$125.00Marvel05/22/19
2Morbius Living Vampire Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel06/24/20
3Dark Nights Death Metal #1$4.99DC06/17/20
4Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 5$49.99Dark Horse07/01/20
5Deadpool Classic Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
6Captain America Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$125.00MarvelBacklist
7Batman #93$3.99DC06/24/20
8Negan Lives #1$4.99Image07/01/20
9Secret Wars HC$50.00MarvelBacklist
10Oz Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
11Morbius Living Vampire Omnibus HC Dm Var$100.00Marvel06/24/20
12New X-Men Omnibus HC New Ptg$125.00MarvelBacklist
13King Size Kirby Slipcase HC$200.00MarvelBacklist
14Amazing Fantasy Omnibus HC New Ptg$75.00Marvel06/24/20
15Superman Batman Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00DC05/26/20
16Batman #93 Card Stock Francesco Mattina Var Ed$4.99DC06/24/20
17 Joker 80th Anniv 100 Page Super Spect #1 $9.99DC06/10/20
18Hellblazer by Garth Ennis Omnibus HC$150.00DC05/19/20
19Elektra by Frank Miller Omnibus HC New Ptg$100.00MarvelBacklist
20Guardians of Galaxy by Abnett and Lanning Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
21Doomsday Clock HC Part 1$24.99DC10/02/19
22Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection TPB Great Power New Ptg Dm$34.99Marvel03/25/20
23House of X Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel12/11/19
24Marvel Universe by John Byrne Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
25Squadron Supreme Classic Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist