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July 2020 Comics Sales Early Look

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

On June 5, DC announced that it was cutting ties with Diamond, forcing retailers who wanted its comics to go through Lunar Distribution or UCS Comic Distributors for comic books, and to Random House for its graphic novels. So while the advance reorder charts below include some DC books, none of them will be shipping through Diamond.

July 2019 has five shipping weeks, the same as July 2019, so the year-to-year comparison will be an even one. The month in 2019 had several high-interest titles in Jonathan Hickman's Powers of X #1 and House of X #1 and Robert Kirkman's surprise Walking Dead finale. The net result was a strong $47.72 million month.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in August 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 June 1-7, 2020

• Top advance-reordered comic book shipping in July from Diamond:
Boys: Dear Becky #2 (Dynamite)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Avengers Epic Collection: This Beachhead Earth (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Printing (Marvel)

Diamond did not release an advance reorder chart for the last week of June. When the chart returned, it included advance reorders for the week of June 1-7 — a week during which DC announced it had cut ties with Diamond. So while August's Batman: Three Jokers #1 was the top advance-reordered DC comic book, it won't actually be coming out from Diamond. Dynamite's Boys: Dear Becky #2 was the top comic that Diamond will be shipping.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel07/15/20
2Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel09/02/20
3Incredible Hulk by Peter David Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Keown Anniv$125.00Marvel10/28/20
4Batman Three Jokers #1 (Res)$6.99DC08/26/20
5Incredible Hulk by Peter David Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Keown Hulk$125.00Marvel10/28/20
6Black Widow Strikes Omnibus HC Dm Var$100.00Marvel09/02/20
7Avengers Epic Collection TPB This Beachhead Earth$39.99Marvel07/29/20
8Boys Dear Becky #2$3.99Dynamite07/01/20
9Goddamned Virgin Brides #1$3.99Image07/01/20
10Devils Highway #1$3.99AWA07/01/20
11 Avatar Last Airbender Omnibus TPB The Promise$24.99Dark Horse07/15/20
12Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel09/02/20
13Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Watson Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel07/15/20
14John Wick TPB Vol. 1$19.99Dynamite06/24/20
15Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Garney Dm Var$125.00Marvel09/02/20
16Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #52 Foil Montes Var$4.99Boom07/29/20
17Robin 80 Years of the Boy Wonder HC (Res)$29.99DC09/02/20
18All-America Comix One-Shot$3.99Image07/01/20
19Dark Nights Death Metal #2$4.99DC07/15/20
20She-Hulk by Dan Slott Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel10/28/20
21Batman #96 Joker War (Res)$3.99DC08/05/20
22Batman #97 Joker War (Res)$3.99DC08/19/20
23Black Widow Strikes Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel09/02/20
24Silver Surfer TPB Parable New Ptg$14.99Marvel07/29/20
25The Marvel Art of Mondo Poster Book TPB$24.99Marvel10/28/20



Advance reorders placed between June 8-14, 2020

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Venom #25 2nd Ptg Stegman Wraparound Var. (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
East of West Vol. 10(Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus HC (Marvel)

The first advance-reorder chart of the post-DC age for Diamond found Venom on top.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Venom #25 2nd Ptg Stegman Wrpad Var$5.99Marvel07/15/20
2Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus HC New Ptg$125.00Marvel07/08/20
3Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #25 Cvr E Campbell$4.99Image07/08/20
4Adventureman #2$3.99Image07/08/20
5Something Is Killing Children #8$3.99Boom07/08/20
6Venomnibus HC Vol. 3 Deodato Jr Dm Var$125.00Marvel11/04/20
7Venom #25 2nd Ptg Rapoza Var$5.99Marvel07/15/20
8East of West TPB Vol. 10$16.99Image07/22/20
9Conan Barbarian Orig Marvel Yrs Epic Coll TPB Coming of Conan$34.99Marvel08/05/20
10Venomnibus HC Vol. 3 Kieth Cvr$125.00Marvel11/04/20
11Punisher Soviet TPB$17.99Marvel08/05/20
12Folklords TPB$17.99Boom07/08/20
13Savage Sword Conan Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Vol. 3 Dm Var$125.00Marvel07/08/20
14Venom #26$3.99Marvel07/15/20
15Bitter Root #9 Cvr B Martinbrough$3.99Image07/08/20
16Venom #26 Marvel Wednesday Var$3.99Marvel07/15/20
17Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow #1 Cvr C Valero Oconnell$3.99Boom07/08/20
18Savage Avengers TPB Vol. 2 To Dine With Doom$19.99Marvel08/05/20
19Sonic The Hedgehog Annual 2020 Cvr A Sonic Team$7.99IDW07/08/20
20Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow #1 Cvr A Bartel$3.99Boom07/08/20
21Boys Dear Becky #2 Robertson Virgin Art Premium Foc Bonus Va$3.99Dynamite07/08/20
22Boys Dear Becky #2 Robertson Line Art Premium Foc Bonus Var$3.99Dynamite07/08/20
23Red Mother #6$3.99Boom07/08/20
24Money Shot #6$3.99Vault07/08/20
25Out of the Blue Comp HC$29.99Aftershock07/08/20



Advance reorders placed between June 15-21, 2020

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Venom #25 2nd Ptg Stegman Wraparound Variant (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Byrne DM Var. (Publisher)

A second straight week for the Stegman variant of Venom #25 atop the list, which was very Marvel-heavy. Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1 with Rob Liefeld's cover from IDW was the top non-Marvel release.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Venom #25 2nd Ptg Stegman Wrpad Var$5.99Marvel07/15/20
2Venom #26$3.99Marvel07/15/20
3Venom #25 2nd Ptg Rapoza Var$5.99Marvel07/15/20
4Empyre #1$5.99Marvel07/15/20
5Venom #26 Marvel Wednesday Var$3.99Marvel07/15/20
6Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Byrne Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel11/11/20
7Empyre #1 Marvel Wednesday Var$5.99Marvel07/15/20
8Avengers #34$3.99Marvel07/15/20
9Giant-Size X-Men Magneto #1 Marvel Wednesday Var Dx$4.99Marvel07/15/20
10Immortal Hulk #35 Marvel Wednesday Var$3.99Marvel07/15/20
11Amazing Spider-Man #44 Marvel Wednesday Var$3.99Marvel07/15/20
12Snake Eyes Deadgame #1 Cvr A Liefeld$4.99IDW07/15/20
13Giant-Size X-Men Magneto #1 Dx$4.99Marvel07/15/20
14Immortal Hulk #35$3.99Marvel07/15/20
15Avengers #34 Marvel Wednesday Var$3.99Marvel07/15/20
16Snake Eyes Deadgame #1 Cvr B Liefeld$4.99IDW07/15/20
17Spider-Woman #2 Marvel Wednesday Var$3.99Marvel07/15/20
18Captain Marvel #17 Marvel Wednesday Var$3.99Marvel07/15/20
19Empyre #1 2nd Ptg Inhyuk Lee Var$5.99Marvel07/15/20
20Venom #26 Bagley Var$3.99Marvel07/15/20
21Fantastic Four #21 Marvel Wednesday Var Emp$3.99Marvel07/15/20
22Guardians of the Galaxy #4 Marvel Wednesday Var$3.99Marvel07/15/20
23Thanos Infinity Saga Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel11/11/20
24Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #51 Foil Wraparound Var$4.99Boom07/15/20
252020 Iwolverine #1$3.99Marvel07/15/20



Advance reorders placed between June 22-28, 2020

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Wynd #2 Cvr A Main (Publisher)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Excalibur Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Davis First Issue Cvr (Publisher)

The last advance reorder list with orders placed fully within the month of June found several Boom Studios offerings atop the list, including James Tynion IV's Wynd #2. Marvel's top book was Amazing Spider-Man: Sins Rising Prelude #1.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Wynd #2 Cvr A Main$4.99Boom07/22/20
2Power Rangers Ranger Slayer #1 Montes Foil Var$8.99Boom07/22/20
3Power Rangers Ranger Slayer #1 Spoiler Var$8.99Boom07/22/20
4Amazing Spider-Man Sins Rising Prelude #1$4.99Marvel07/22/20
5Power Rangers Ranger Slayer #1 Cvr A Main$7.99Boom07/22/20
6Empyre X-Men #1$4.99Marvel07/22/20
7Amazing Spider-Man Sins Rising Prelude #1 Boss Logic Var$4.99Marvel07/22/20
8Empyre #2$4.99Marvel07/22/20
9Excalibur Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Davis First Issue Cvr$125.00Marvel11/18/20
10Canto & Clockwork Fairies One Shot Cvr A Zucker$3.99IDW07/22/20
11My Little Pony Transformers #1 Cvr A Fleecs$3.99IDW07/22/20
12Daredevil #21$3.99Marvel07/22/20
13Excalibur Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Davis Marvel Age Dm Var$125.00Marvel11/18/20
14Bliss #1$3.99Image07/22/20
15Chu #1$3.99Image07/22/20
16Conan The Barbarian by Kurt Busiek Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel11/18/20
17Thor #5 2nd Ptg Klein Var$3.99Marvel07/29/20
18Wynd #1 2nd Ptg$4.99Boom07/22/20
19Empyre Avengers #1$3.99Marvel07/22/20
20Wolverine #3 Dx$3.99Marvel07/22/20
21Empyre X-Men #1 Ribic Var$4.99Marvel07/22/20
22Monstress HC Vol. 1 Dlx Sgn Ltd Ed$150.00Image08/05/20
23Lords of Empyre Emperor Hulkling #1$4.99Marvel07/22/20
24Empyre #2 2nd Ptg Var$4.99Marvel07/22/20
25New Mutants #11$3.99Marvel07/22/20



Advance reorders placed between June 26-July 2, 2020

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Thor #5 2nd Ptg Klein Var (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
House of X/Powers of X (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Walking Dead: The Alien HC (Image)

The Nic Klein variant of Thor #5 was the top advance reordered July-shipping comic book.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Thor #5 2nd Ptg Klein Var$3.99Marvel07/29/20
2Empyre #3$4.99Marvel07/29/20
3House of X Powers of X TPB$44.99Marvel08/26/20
4Captain Marvel #18 Emp$3.99Marvel07/29/20
5Amazing Spider-Man #45$4.99Marvel07/29/20
6Critical Role TPB Vol. 2 Vox Machina Origins (Res)$19.99Dark Horse07/22/20
7Thor #2 3rd Ptg Coipel Var$3.99Marvel07/22/20
8Walking Dead Alien HC$19.99Image07/29/20
9Mega Man Fully Charged #1 Cvr A Main$4.99Boom08/26/20
10Empyre Savage Avengers #1$4.99Marvel07/29/20
11Mega Man Fully Charged #1 Cvr B Foil Infante Var$5.99Boom08/26/20
12Star Wars Bounty Hunters #1 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel07/29/20
13Strange Academy #1 2nd Ptg Herrera Var$4.99Marvel07/22/20
14Avengers by Hickman Complete Collection TPB Vol. 1$34.99Marvel08/26/20
15Avatar Last Airbender Search Omnibus TPB$24.99Dark Horse10/07/20
16X-Factor #1$4.99Marvel07/29/20
17Mega Man Fully Charged #1 Cvr C Lee Var$4.99Boom08/26/20
18Empyre Captain America #1$3.99Marvel07/29/20
19Star Wars Darth Vader #3$3.99Marvel07/29/20
20Amazing Spider-Man #45 Bagley Var$4.99Marvel07/29/20
21Cable #2 Dx$3.99Marvel07/29/20
22X-Men Epic Collection TPB Proteus$39.99Marvel08/26/20
23That Texas Blood #2 Cvr A Phillips$3.99Image07/29/20
24Empyre #3 2nd Ptg Var$4.99Marvel07/29/20
25Blade of Immortal Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse09/30/20



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 June 29-July 5, 2020

• Top reordered July-shipping comic book:
Negan Lives #1 (Image)
• 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



Reorders placed between July 6-12, 2020

• Top reordered July-shipping comic book:
Negan Lives #1 (Image)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee TPB Vol. 1 Prelude (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
MIles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus HC New Printing (Marvel)

Negan Lives repeated as the top comic book reordered for the second week in a row.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Negan Lives #1$4.99Image07/01/20
2Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus HC New Ptg$125.00Marvel07/08/20
3Fantastic Four Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel08/29/18
4Superman Batman Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00DC05/26/20
5Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99MarvelBacklist
6Dark Nights Death Metal #1$4.99DC06/17/20
7Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 5$49.99Dark Horse07/01/20
8X-Men Vs Apocalypse Twelve Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel02/05/20
9Marvel Masterworks Champions HC Vol. 1$100.00MarvelBacklist
10Batman #93$3.99DC06/24/20
11Marvel Masterworks Daredevil HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99MarvelBacklist
12 Doomsday Clock HC Part 1 $24.99DC10/02/19
13Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee TPB Vol. 1 Prelude$9.99Image06/24/20
14Marvel Masterworks Captain America HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99MarvelBacklist
15Crow Lethe #1 2nd Ptg$3.99IDW06/17/20
16Once & Future TPB Vol. 1$16.99Boom03/25/20
17Lady Killer Library Ed Vol. 1$39.99Dark Horse06/10/20
18House of X Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel12/11/19
19Marvel Masterworks Mighty Thor HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99MarvelBacklist
20Savage Sword Conan Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Vol. 3$125.00Marvel07/08/20
21Dark Nights Metal TPB$19.99DC01/23/19
22Johnny Dynamite HC Comp Adv Pete Morisi Wild Man$29.99IDW07/01/20
23Marvel Masterworks Savage She-Hulk HC Vol. 1$75.00MarvelBacklist
24Marvel Masterworks X-Men HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99MarvelBacklist
25Doomsday Clock HC Part 2 With Slipcase$24.99DC06/24/20


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.