November 2020 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Shipped to North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

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

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Yet another gyration in data reporting, as Diamond Comic Distributors, which had resumed data reporting in late summer following the pandemic, once again paused its chart releases — a pause that would continue well into 2021. Meanwhile, DC was in its next-to-last month shipping through UCS Comic Distributors, soon to leave only Lunar Distribution.

Initial orders for comic books from all publishers (including DC) appear to have been around 7 million copies, for a value of between $29 million and $30 million. That is more than a million comics units higher than initial orders for comic books in November 2019, with 474 new comics versus 339 in November 2020. The number of new graphic novels released increased from 380 in November 2020 to 410.

Our retail order dataset found Dark Nights Death Metal #5, as the top comic book in initial orders in both unit and dollar terms, with Marvel's Thor #9 in second place in units and Punchline Special #1 the second-place comic book in dollars.

Lunar and UCS did not release any sales reporting, and in a new move, Diamond paused the data releases that it had only begun a few months before. As we did during the first pause in 2020, Comichron has drawn upon a retailer initial order sample to determine approximate unit and dollar sales rankings. The dataset represented a sizable number of copies, from which Comichron was able to determine relative sales volumes — but only the rankings are being shared at this time, and no attempt has been made to rank items beyond 200th place.

No statistical adjustments have been made for returnability and no later returns have been subtracted out. Note, further, that our process only looks at first-month orders for comics, so no reordered titles from the month before or reprints appear in the chart below.

The charts feature every new comic book released by Diamond and Lunar in November 2020. Variant editions have been merged into single entries, following longtime industry practice. The DC release dates are from UCS.

Things to remember: As we're not characterizing order levels at this time, ranked comics could be separated by thousands of copies or as little as a single issue. Rankings are 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. Comichron tracks copies in circulation, a category which includes both copies on retail shelves and in consumers' hands.

You can see the reorders that were placed during the month on our pages for reorders and advance reorders for the year. We also have a page breaking out ship dates for second printings.

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 the two lists below include all comic books released by Direct Market Distributors in the month.
Rankings are based on Comichron's retailer inital order sample and do not include reorders.
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.

UnitDollarComic-book TitleIssuePriceOn salePublisher
11Dark Nights Death Metal5$4.9911/17/20DC
34Batman102 (All)$3.9911/03/20DC
56Batman103 (All)$3.9911/17/20DC
67Amazing Spider-Man53.LR$3.9911/25/20Marvel
72Punchline Special1 (All)$4.9911/10/20DC
1217Amazing Spider-Man52$3.9911/11/20Marvel
148X of Swords Destruction1$4.9911/25/20Marvel
159Wolverine Black White Blood1$4.9911/04/20Marvel
1621Amazing Spider-Man53$3.9911/18/20Marvel
1712Symbiote Spider-Man King In Black1$4.9911/18/20Marvel
1923DCeased Dead Planet5 (All)$3.9911/03/20DC
2126Amazing Spider-Man51.LR$3.9911/04/20Marvel
2428Amazing Spider-Man52.LR$3.9911/11/20Marvel
2520Web of Venom Empyres End1$4.9911/04/20Marvel
2810Dark Nights Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme1$5.9911/10/20DC
3035Star Wars Darth Vader7$3.9911/11/20Marvel
3136Justice League56$3.9911/03/20DC
3439Immortal Hulk40$3.9911/18/20Marvel
3540Justice League57$3.9911/17/20DC
3641Walking Dead Deluxe2$3.9911/04/20Image
3714Dark Nights Death Metal Multiverse Who Laughs1$5.9911/24/20DC
3844Detective Comics1030 (All)$3.9911/10/20DC
3945Star Wars8$3.9911/04/20Marvel
4025Power Rangers1$4.9911/11/20Boom
4118Tales From The Dark Multiverse Batman Hush1$5.9911/03/20DC
4246Strange Academy5$3.9911/11/20Marvel
4330Batman White Knight Presents Harley Quinn2$4.9911/24/20DC
4449Department of Truth3$3.9911/25/20Image
4551Detective Comics1031 (All)$3.9911/24/20DC
4643Mighty Morphin1$4.9911/04/20Boom
4752Iron Man3$3.9911/11/20Marvel
4853Something Is Killing Children12$3.9911/18/20Boom
4954Batman The Adventures Continue6$3.9911/03/20DC
5047Captain America25$4.9911/18/20Marvel
5256Magnificent Ms. Marvel16$3.9911/11/20Marvel
54166True Believers King In Black Black Panther1$1.0011/11/20Marvel
5558Walking Dead Deluxe3$3.9911/18/20Image
5761Star Wars Bounty Hunters7$3.9911/18/20Marvel
58174True Believers King In Black Black Cat1$1.0011/25/20Marvel
5948Marvels Voices Indigenous Voices1$4.9911/18/20Marvel
6062Miles Morales Spider-Man20$3.9911/04/20Marvel
6264Wonder Woman767 (All)$3.9911/24/20DC
6329Other History of the DC Universe1$6.9911/24/20DC
6465We Only Find Them When They're Dead3$3.9911/11/20Boom
6566Batman Superman14$3.9911/24/20DC
6667Fantastic Four26$3.9911/18/20Marvel
6971Captain Marvel23$3.9911/04/20Marvel
7072Legion of Super-Heroes11$3.9911/24/20DC
7173Black Widow3$3.9911/04/20Marvel
7274Once & Future13$3.9911/18/20Boom
7342Hellblazer Rise And Fall2$6.9911/03/20DC
7475Green Lantern Season Two9$3.9911/10/20DC
7576Action Comics1027 (All)$3.9911/24/20DC
7850Joker Harley Criminal Sanity6$5.9911/17/20DC
79194True Believers King In Black Beta Ray Bill1$1.0011/11/20Marvel
8060Fantastic Four Antithesis4$4.9911/25/20Marvel
8179Guardians of the Galaxy8$3.9911/04/20Marvel
8280Savage Avengers14$3.9911/11/20Marvel
8381Wonder Woman766 (All)$3.9911/10/20DC
8482Marvel Zombies Resurrection4$3.9911/11/20Marvel
8684X-Men4 Facs. Ed.$3.9911/11/20Marvel
8886Catwoman27 (All)$3.9911/17/20DC
9088Fire Power5$3.9911/04/20Image
9189Norse Mythology2$3.9911/04/20Dark Horse
9290Avengers57 Facs. Ed.$3.9911/04/20Marvel
9392US Agent1$3.9911/04/20Marvel
9493Young Justice20 (All)$3.9911/03/20DC
9695Undiscovered Country10$3.9911/25/20Image
9998Rise of Ultraman3$3.9911/04/20Marvel
10068John Constantine Hellblazer12$5.9911/24/20DC
10199Cimmerian People of Black Circle3$3.9911/04/20Ablaze
102100Justice League Dark28$3.9911/24/20DC
10491Hellboy & The BPRD The Seven Wives Club Cvr a Hughes (Res)$4.9911/11/20Dark Horse
105252True Believers King In Black Black Knight1$1.0011/04/20Marvel
106102Suicide Squad11$3.9911/24/20DC
108104I Walk With Monsters1$3.9911/25/20Vault
109260True Believers King In Black Valkyrie1$1.0011/11/20Marvel
111107Colonel Weird Cosmagog2$3.9911/25/20Dark Horse
112108Star Wars Doctor Aphra6$3.9911/25/20Marvel
114111Sweet Tooth The Return1 (All)$3.9911/03/20DC
115266True Believers King In Black Monsterworld1$1.0011/18/20Marvel
116112Vengeance of Vampirella12$3.9911/18/20Dynamite
117113Ice Cream Man21$3.9911/18/20Image
118269True Believers King In Black Gamma Flights Doc Samson1$1.0011/04/20Marvel
119114Werewolf By Night2$3.9911/25/20Marvel
120115American Vampire 19762$3.9911/10/20DC
121117Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons1$3.9911/04/20Dark Horse
122119Usagi Yojimbo Wanderers Road1$3.9911/25/20IDW
123273True Believers King In Black Thunderbolts1$1.0011/18/20Marvel
124122Year Zero Vol. 21$3.9911/04/20AWA
126124Red Hood51$3.9911/24/20DC
127125Red Sonja21$3.9911/04/20Dynamite
129127Horizon Zero Dawn4$3.9911/04/20Titan
130105Dune House Atreides2$4.9911/25/20Boom
132279True Believers King In Black Franklin Richards1$1.0011/25/20Marvel
133280True Believers King In Black Iron Man Doctor Doom1$1.0011/25/20Marvel
134110Last God10$4.9911/24/20DC
135129Stillwater3 $3.9911/18/20Image
136130Batman Beyond49$3.9911/24/20DC
137131Seven Secrets4$3.9911/11/20Boom
138132Doctor Who Comics1$3.9911/18/20Titan
140134Alien Original Screenplay4$3.9911/04/20Dark Horse
141135You Look Like Death Tales Umbrella Academy3$3.9911/18/20Dark Horse
142136Boys Dear Becky6 $3.9911/04/20Dynamite
143137Chu5 $3.9911/25/20Image
144138Teen Titans47$3.9911/17/20DC
145121TMNT Jennika II1$4.9911/04/20IDW
147140Blade Runner 201912$3.9911/18/20Titan
148141Sacred Six4$3.9911/04/20Dynamite
149142Seven to Eternity14$3.9911/18/20Image
150143Mars Attacks Red Sonja4$3.9911/18/20Dynamite
151144Oblivion Song28 $3.9911/11/20Image
152147Children of the Grave1$3.9911/18/20Scout
153148American Ronin2$3.9911/11/20AWA
154149Faithless II6$3.9911/18/20Boom
155150Kick-Ass Vs. Hit-Girl1$3.9911/11/20Image
156151Witcher Fading Memories1$3.9911/25/20Dark Horse
157116Grimm Fairy Tales Holiday Pinup Special Cvr a Reyes$5.9911/04/20Zenescope
159154Sea of Sorrows1$3.9911/18/20IDW
160156Barbalien Red Planet1$3.9911/18/20Dark Horse
161157Monstress Talk-Stories1$3.9911/25/20Image
162158Spy Island3$3.9911/04/20Dark Horse
163159Conan The Barbarian16$3.9911/25/20Marvel
164160Sabrina Something Wicked4$3.9911/25/20Archie
165162Frank At Home on the Farm1$3.9911/18/20Scout
166163That Texas Blood5 $3.9911/04/20Image
167164Doctor Doom9$3.9911/25/20Marvel
168165Dreaming Waking Hours4$3.9911/03/20DC
169168La Diabla1$3.9911/04/20Albatross
170170A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night1$3.9911/18/20Behemoth
171172Rick and Morty Presents Jaguar1$3.9911/25/20Oni
172175X-O Manowar2$3.9911/25/20Valiant
173176Sonic The Hedgehog34$3.9911/11/20IDW
174177Stranger Things Science Camp3$3.9911/25/20Dark Horse
175178Usagi Yojimbo14$3.9911/18/20IDW
176180Commanders In Crisis2$3.9911/18/20Image
177181Robyn Hood Justice5$3.9911/25/20Zenescope
178153Avengers Marvels Snapshot1$4.9911/18/20Marvel
179182Goddamned Virgin Brides4$3.9911/04/20Image
180183X-Ray Robot4$3.9911/25/20Dark Horse
181155Kaiju Score1$4.9911/25/20Aftershock
182185Bang5$3.9911/04/20Dark Horse
183186Falcon & Winter Soldier5$3.9911/25/20Marvel
185317Dollar Comics The Sandman23$1.0011/17/20DC
186188Rick & Morty Ever After2$3.9911/25/20Oni
187228Dark Wing1$2.9911/04/20Heavy Metal
188189Star Wars Adventures (2020)2$3.9911/25/20IDW
189190Star Trek Voyager Sevens Reckoning1$3.9911/18/20IDW
191191Devils Highway5$3.9911/25/20AWA
192118Star Wars Adv Shadow of Vaders Castle Cvr a Francavilla (C:$7.9911/04/20IDW
193167Warhammer 40K Marneus Calgar2$4.9911/11/20Marvel
194120Van Helsing 2020 Annual$7.9911/18/20Zenescope
195146G.I. Joe a Real American Hero275$5.9911/18/20IDW
197195Black Magick16 $3.9911/18/20Image
199198Cyberpunk 2077 Trauma Team3$3.9911/04/20Dark Horse
200278DC Classics The Batman Adventures6$1.9911/03/20DC
201199Happy Hour1 $3.9911/04/20Ahoy
202200Bomb Queen Trump Card3$3.9911/04/20Image
203201Atlantis Attacks4$3.9911/04/20Marvel
204202Money Shot10 $3.9911/04/20Vault
206204Sonic The Hedgehog Bad Guys2$3.9911/04/20IDW
207205Bad Mother4$3.9911/18/20AWA
208207Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow5$3.9911/18/20Boom
209208Nailbiter Returns7 $3.9911/25/20Image
210184Darkness 25th Anniversary Commemorative1$4.9911/18/20Image
212210Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast Vol. 2 Night City4$3.9911/11/20Heavy Metal
213213Unkindness of Ravens3$3.9911/25/20Boom
214215Red Mother10$3.9911/11/20Boom
215216Star Trek Year Five16$3.9911/11/20IDW
216218Black of Heart1$3.9911/25/20Source Point
218220Moonshine22 $3.9911/04/20Image
219169TMNT Best of Donatello$5.9911/25/20IDW
220222We Live2$3.9911/18/20Aftershock
221223Brooklyn Gladiator2$3.9911/25/20Heavy Metal
222193Snake Eyes Deadgame3$4.9911/25/20IDW
223173Belle Horns of Minotaur1$5.9911/11/20Zenescope
224226Marvel Action Avengers2$3.9911/18/20IDW
225227Buffy The Vampire Slayer19$3.9911/04/20Boom

The list below includes all the other comics released by Diamond and Lunar for which Comichron is not projecting rankings at this time. They appear in alphabetical order by publisher and then by title; use the arrows to sort by any column.

The links lead to current listings for each item on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

Comic-book TitleIssuePriceOn salePublisher
Freaks & Gods3$4.9911/25/20215 Ink
Spider Whore$4.0011/25/20Aardvark-Vanaheim
21st Centurions3$5.9511/18/20AC
Carmine2$3.9911/18/20Action Lab
Sasquatch In Love1$3.9911/04/20Action Lab
Zombie Tramp75$4.9911/18/20Action Lab
Dead Day5$3.9911/18/20Aftershock
Lonely Receiver3$3.9911/04/20Aftershock
Red Atlantis1$4.9911/04/20Aftershock
Sympathy For No Devils2$3.9911/25/20Aftershock
Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Blood2$4.9911/18/20Ahoy
Grumble Memphis & Beyond The Infinite5$3.9911/18/20Albatross
Eternal Thirst of Dracula 32$3.9911/11/20American Mythology
Land That Time Forgot Fearless1$3.9911/04/20American Mythology
Monster Men Heart of Wrath3$3.9911/18/20American Mythology
Cat Shit Vol. 21$3.9911/25/20Antarctic
Gold Digger277$3.9911/11/20Antarctic
Hot Valley Days & Cocaine Nights1$3.9911/11/20Antarctic
Jungle Comics3$3.9911/11/20Antarctic
Kamen America Stars & Strife One Shot$9.9911/11/20Antarctic
Ninja High School178$3.9911/11/20Antarctic
Offworld Sci Fi Double Feature4 $3.9911/04/20Antarctic
Offworld Sci Fi Double Feature5 $3.9911/18/20Antarctic
Offworld Sci Fi Double Feature6$3.9911/25/20Antarctic
Archie & Friends Fall Festival1$2.9911/11/20Archie
Archie Jumbo Comics Digest315$7.9911/25/20Archie
Archie Milestones Jumbo Digest11$7.9911/11/20Archie
B & V Best Friends Jumbo Comics Digest286$7.9911/18/20Archie
World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest104$7.9911/04/20Archie
God Is Dead1$5.9911/25/20Avatar
Wolfskin Annual1 SDCC VAR $5.9911/25/20Avatar
Grendel Ky3$3.9911/18/20AWA
Cavewoman Greatest Hits One Shot Cvr a Massey (C: 0-1-0$3.9911/18/20Basement
Hotline Miami Wildlife3$3.9911/04/20Behemoth
Necromorfus2 $3.9911/11/20Behemoth
Bigs and Tiny4$3.9911/04/20Blackbox
Accelerators20$3.9911/25/20Blue Juice
Angel & Spike16$3.9911/25/20Boom
Mega Man Fully Charged4$4.9911/25/20Boom
Wicked Things6$3.9911/04/20Boom
Hellwitch Forsaken1$7.9911/11/20Coffin
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Song of Glory2$3.9911/18/20Dark Horse
Bill & Ted Are Doomed3$3.9911/11/20Dark Horse
Orville3$3.9911/04/20Dark Horse
Resident Alien Your Rides Here1$3.9911/11/20Dark Horse
True Lives Fabulous Killjoys National Anthem2$3.9911/11/20Dark Horse
Looney Tunes257$2.9911/17/20DC
Strange Adventures Directors Cut1$5.9911/03/20DC
George R.R. Martin A Clash of Kings9$3.9911/25/20Dynamite
Green Hornet4$3.9911/25/20Dynamite
Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Death of Nancy Drew6$3.9911/11/20Dynamite
Love & Rockets Magazine9 $4.9911/25/20Fantagraphics
Billie The Kid1$3.5011/25/20Gumby
Fishkill2$3.9911/25/20Heavy Metal
Savage Circus1$2.9911/04/20Heavy Metal
Suneater2$4.9911/25/20Heavy Metal
The Red1$7.9911/25/20Heavy Metal
Batman The Maxx Arkham Dreams5$4.9911/04/20IDW
Dungeons & Dragons At Spine of World1$3.9911/11/20IDW
G.I. Joe10$3.9911/11/20IDW
Goosebumps Secrets of the Swamp2$3.9911/11/20IDW
Marvel Action Chillers1$3.9911/11/20IDW
Marvel Action Chillers2$3.9911/25/20IDW
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic91$3.9911/18/20IDW
My Little Pony Transformers4$3.9911/04/20IDW
Sonic The Hedgehog Bad Guys3$3.9911/25/20IDW
Star Trek Deep Space Nine Too Long a Sacrifice4$3.9911/11/20IDW
Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020$5.9911/18/20IDW
Voyage to the Stars3$3.9911/11/20IDW
Big Girls4$3.9911/18/20Image
Coffin Bound8 $3.9911/04/20Image
Die Die Die13 $3.9911/18/20Image
Getting It Together2$4.9911/11/20Image
Lost Soldiers4$3.9911/04/20Image
Pretty Violent11 $3.9911/04/20Image
Rat Queens23 (RES) $3.9911/25/20Image
Savage Dragon254$3.9911/25/20Image
Dry Foot3$3.9911/25/20Mad Cave
Hollywood Trash2$3.9911/18/20Mad Cave
Pantomime1$3.9911/04/20Mad Cave
Stargazer3$3.9911/25/20Mad Cave
Terminal Punks1$3.9911/11/20Mad Cave
Villainous2$3.9911/11/20Mad Cave
Hellstrom Marvel Tales1$7.9911/04/20Marvel
Marvels Voices1$4.9911/18/20Marvel
Power Pack1$3.9911/25/20Marvel
Sword Master12$3.9911/18/20Marvel
Aggretsuko Meet Her Friends1$3.9911/18/20Oni
Backtrack8 $3.9911/04/20Oni
Kaijumax Season 55 $3.9911/11/20Oni
Angela Della Morte Vol. 23$3.9511/18/20Red 5
Butcher Queen Planet of the Dead2$3.9511/25/20Red 5
Legacy of Mandrake The Magician2$3.9511/18/20Red 5
Machine Girl & Space Invaders1 $3.9511/25/20Red 5
Riptide Draken3$3.9511/25/20Red 5
Absolute Flipbook2$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
Amped2$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
Darchon2$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
Duel Identity2$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
First Defense2$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
I Make Boys Cry1$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
Katrina2$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
Wayward Legends2$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
Wayward Sons2$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
White Widow5$4.9911/25/20Red Giant
Assassin & Son1$3.9911/25/20Scout
Atlantis Wasn`T Built For Tourists3$3.9911/18/20Scout
Concrete Jungle2$3.9911/11/20Scout
Midnight Sky6$3.9911/04/20Scout
Perhapanauts First Blood$4.9911/25/20Scout
Apocalypse Girl6$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Backfired4$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Backfired5$3.9911/25/20Source Point
Broken Gargoyles2$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Bug Bites3$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Cold Dead Hands1$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Cold Dead Hands2$3.9911/25/20Source Point
Hollow3$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Hollow4$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Horror Double Feature 2 One-Shot$3.9911/25/20Source Point
Mother One Shot$3.9911/25/20Source Point
Norah Vol. 23$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Norah Vol. 24$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Prisoner2$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Thompson Heller Detective Interstellar1$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Thompson Heller Detective Interstellar2$3.9911/25/20Source Point
Touching Evil8$3.9911/04/20Source Point
Touching Evil10$3.9911/25/20Source Point
John Carpenters Tales Scifi Vortex 26$3.9911/25/20Storm King
Cutting Edge Sirens Song1$5.9911/11/20Titan
Life Is Strange Partners In Time2$3.9911/18/20Titan
Cartoon Dialectics2$5.0011/04/20Uncivilized
Ginseng Roots7$6.0011/18/20Uncivilized
Bleed Them Dry5$3.9911/25/20Vault
Dark Interlude1$3.9911/18/20Vault
Devils Red Bride2$3.9911/18/20Vault
Heist How to Steal a Planet8$3.9911/18/20Vault
Sera & Royal Stars9$3.9911/18/20Vault
Shadow Service4$3.9911/18/20Vault
Vampire The Masquerade4$3.9911/04/20Vault
Wasted Space17 $3.9911/25/20Vault
Grimm Fairy Tales42$3.9911/04/20Zenescope

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November 2020 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Comichron did not examine graphic novel orders, but you can see what graphic novels were receiving retail attention at Diamond in the month by looking at its reorders.