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November 2020 Comics Sales Early Look

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

This data refers to sales by Diamond. Click to see those from DC's distributor and the Overall market.

Diamond has not yet released its full rankings for this month. 
Our estimates will appear when it does.

November 2020 has four shipping weeks, the same as November 2019, so the year-to-year comparison will be an even one. That November was a good month relative to the previous year: retailers ordered $42.34 million worth of comic books, graphic novels, and magazines from Diamond Comic Distributors.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in December 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.


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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 Oct. 5-11, 2020

• Top advance-reordered November-shipping comic book:
Crossover #1 Cvr A Shaw & Stewart (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Conan the Barbarian Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 5 Kane DM variant (Marvel)

Crossover #1by Donny Cates looked to open strong with several of its variants in the top five. Cates had eight spots in the Top 10 — including the top six as yet another Venom #25 printing made its appearance, and Thor #9 also appeared.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Crossover #1 Cvr A Shaw & Stewart$3.99Image11/04/20
2Crossover #1 Cvr C Shaw$3.99Image11/04/20
3Crossover #1 Cvr B Stegman & Cunniffe$3.99Image11/04/20
4 Venom #25 5th Ptg Bagley Var$5.99Marvel11/04/20
5Crossover #1 Cvr E 10 Copy Incv Johnson$3.99Image11/04/20
6Thor #9 Larroca Fortnite Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
7Wolverine Black White Blood #1$4.99Marvel11/04/20
8Crossover #1 Cvr D Blank Cvr$3.99Image11/04/20
9Venom #28 2nd Ptg Gedeon Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
10 Amazing Spider-Man #51.LR$3.99Marvel11/04/20
11Thor #2 6Th Ptg Coipel Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
12Venom #26 4th Ptg Coello Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
13Origins #1 Cvr A Rebelka$3.99Boom11/04/20
14Department of Truth #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Image11/04/20
15Mighty Morphin #1 Cvr A Lee$4.99Boom11/04/20
16Wolverine Black White Blood #1 Garney Var$4.99Marvel11/04/20
17Thor #9 Frison Valkyrie Phoenix Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
18X of Swords Creation #1 2nd Ptg Larraz Var$6.99Marvel11/04/20
19Conan Barbarian Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Vol. 5 Kane Dm Va$125.00Marvel03/03/21
20Shang-Chi #1 2nd Ptg Su Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
21X-Factor #4 2nd Ptg Shavrin Var Xos$4.99Marvel11/04/20
22Thor #9$3.99Marvel11/04/20
23Crossover #1 Cvr F 25 Copy Incv Moore$3.99Image11/04/20
24X-Men #14 Xos$3.99Marvel11/04/20
25Marauders #14 Xos$3.99Marvel11/04/20



Advance reorders placed between Oct. 12-18, 2020

• Top advance-reordered November-shipping comic book:
Power Rangers #1 Cvr A Scalera (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Once & Future TPB Vol. 2 (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
X-Men Inferno Omnibus HC (Marvel)

A new Power Rangers title put Boom atop the reorders list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Power Rangers #1 Cvr A Scalera$4.99Boom11/11/20
2Star Wars Darth Vader #7$3.99Marvel11/11/20
3Wolverine #6 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel11/11/20
4Champions #2$3.99Marvel11/11/20
5Amazing Spider-Man #52.LR$3.99Marvel11/11/20
6Wolverine #7$3.99Marvel11/11/20
7 X-Force #13 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel11/11/20
8Power Rangers #1 Cvr C Yoon$4.99Boom11/11/20
9Spawn #309 3rd Ptg$2.99Image11/11/20
10 TMNT The Last Ronin #1 2nd Ptg$8.99IDW12/02/20
11Spawn #308 2nd Ptg$2.99Image11/11/20
12 Marauders #15$3.99Marvel11/11/20
13Strange Academy #3 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel11/11/20
14Power Rangers #1 Cvr B Nicuolo$4.99Boom11/11/20
15Something Is Killing The Children #9 2nd Ptg$3.99Boom11/11/20
16Spawn #310 2nd Ptg$2.99Image11/11/20
17Dune House Atreides #1 2nd Ptg$4.99Boom11/11/20
18X-Men Inferno Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel03/17/21
19Excalibur #14$3.99Marvel11/11/20
20Power Rangers #1 Cvr D Blank Sketch Var$4.99Boom11/11/20
21Marauders #13 2nd Ptg Var$4.99Marvel11/11/20
22Miskatonic #1 Cvr A Haun & Filardi$4.99Aftershock11/11/20
23Once & Future TPB Vol. 2$16.99Boom11/11/20
24Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus HC New Ptg Dm Var$100.00Marvel03/10/21
25Horizon Zero Dawn #1-4 Momoko Pack$29.99Titan11/11/20



Advance reorders placed between October 19-25, 2020

• Top advance-reordered November-shipping comic book:
LCSD 2020 Something is Killing the Children #1 Foil Var (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
X-Men Inferno Omnibus HC DM Var (Marvel)

In addition to December's TMNT Last Ronin #1 second printing, Local Comic Shop Day editions led the charts.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1 TMNT The Last Ronin #1 2nd Ptg $8.99IDW12/02/20
2 LCSD 2020 Something Is Killing Children #1 Foil Var $5.99Boom11/25/20
3 LCSD 2020 Power Rangers #1 Foil Var $5.99Boom11/25/20
4 LCSD 2020 Mighty Morphin #1 Foil Var $5.99Boom11/25/20
5Something Is Killing Children #12 Cvr C Bloody Blank Sketch$3.99Boom11/18/20
6 LCSD 2020 Dune House Atreides #2 Foil Var $5.99Boom11/25/20
7Star Wars Darth Vader #6 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel11/18/20
8X-Men Inferno Omnibus HC Dm Var$125.00Marvel03/17/21
9Venom #27 4th Ptg Var$3.99Marvel11/18/20
10 LCSD 2020 Lumberjanes #75 Foil Var $7.99Boom11/25/20
11Marvels Voices Indigenous Voices #1 Ghost Rider Veregge Var$4.99Marvel11/18/20
12Something Is Killing Children #12 Main$3.99Boom11/18/20
13Critical Role Chronicles of Exandria Might Nein Dlx Ed HC$124.99Dark Horse11/11/20
14We Live #1 2nd Ptg$4.99Aftershock11/18/20
15We Live #2 Cvr A Miranda$3.99Aftershock11/18/20
16Sea of Sorrows #1 (Res)$3.99IDW11/18/20
17X-Men Inferno Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel03/17/21
18Cable #6 Xos$3.99Marvel11/18/20
19Thor #8 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel11/18/20
20Symbiote Spider-Man King In Black #1$4.99Marvel11/18/20
21X-Force #14 Xos$3.99Marvel11/18/20
22Amazing Spider-Man #53 Last$3.99Marvel11/18/20
23Venom #30$3.99Marvel11/18/20
24Hellions #6 Xos$3.99Marvel11/18/20
25Symbiote Spider-Man King In Black #1 Black Blank Var$4.99Marvel11/18/20



Advance reorders placed between Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2020

• Top advance-reordered December-shipping comic book:
X of Swords Destruction #1 Henrichon LCSD Var (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Something is Killing the Children TPB Vol. 2 (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Reckless HC (Image)

A Donny Cates production for December King in Black #1 led advance reorders; Local Comic Shop Day editions led the November comics in the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1King In Black #1$5.99Marvel12/02/20
2Reckless HC$24.99Image12/16/20
3King In Black #1 Momoko Var$5.99Marvel12/02/20
4 TMNT The Last Ronin #2 $8.99IDW12/16/20
5 X of Swords Destruction #1 Henrichon LCSD Var $4.99Marvel11/25/20
6 LCSD 2020 Spawn #312 Cvr E Mcfarlane (Net) $2.99Image11/25/20
7King In Black #1 Bederman Tattoo Var$5.99Marvel12/02/20
8 LCSD 2020 Ice Cream Man #20 (Net) $4.99Image11/25/20
9 LCSD 2020 Invincible #1 Gold Foil Logo (Net) $4.99Image11/25/20
10King In Black #1 Clarke Spoiler Var$5.99Marvel12/02/20
11Department of Truth #3 Cvr A Simmonds$3.99Image11/25/20
12Knull Marvel Tales #1$7.99Marvel12/02/20
13 Amazing Spider-Man #53.LR $3.99Marvel11/25/20
14Thor #10 Lashley Knullified Var$3.99Marvel12/02/20
15King In Black #1 Black Blank Var$5.99Marvel12/02/20
16Spawn #312 Cvr B Mcfarlane$2.99Image11/25/20
17King In Black Handbook #1$4.99Marvel12/02/20
18Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 2$14.99Boom11/25/20
19Miles Morales Spider-Man #21 Inhyuk Lee Knullified Var$3.99Marvel12/02/20
20The Union #1 Kib$3.99Marvel12/02/20
21King In Black #1 Superlog Var$5.99Marvel12/02/20
22Thor #10$3.99Marvel12/02/20
23I Walk With Monsters #1 Cvr A Cantirino$3.99Vault11/25/20
24Lcsd 2020 Monstress Talk-Stories #1 Gold Foil (Net) ($3.99Image11/25/20
25X of Swords Destruction #1 Momoko Var$4.99Marvel11/25/20



Advance reorder charts will be posted here as soon as they are released. Stay tuned!

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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 Nov. 9-15, 2020

• Top reordered November-shipping comic book:
Thor #9 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Boys Omnibus Vol. 1 (Dynamite)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Michael Golden Micronauts Artist Ed. HC (IDW)

Lots of hardcover graphic novels made the charts in the second full week of November.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Michael Golden Micronauts Artist Ed HC$90.00IDWBacklist
2Absolute Carnage Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel09/23/20
3Venomnibus HC Vol. 3 Kieth Cvr$125.00Marvel11/04/20
4Incredible Hulk by Peter David Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Keown Hulk$125.00Marvel10/28/20
5Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Byrne Dm Var New Ptg$100.00MarvelBacklist
6TMNT Coll HC Vol. 11$59.99IDW10/14/20
7Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19
8Firefly Unification War Dlx Ed HC$75.00Boom10/28/20
9Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Immonen Cvr New Ptg$100.00MarvelBacklist
10Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1 Photo Cvr Ed$29.99DynamiteBacklist
11Amazing Spider-Man Epic Coll TPB Secret of Petrified Tablet$39.99Marvel02/12/20
12Thor #9$3.99Marvel11/04/20
13Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 2 Photo Cvr Ed$29.99DynamiteBacklist
14Thanos Infinity Saga Omnibus HC Dm Var$100.00MarvelBacklist
15 TMNT The Last Ronin #1 Cvr A Eastman Escorza $8.99IDW10/28/20
16Avengers #38$3.99Marvel11/04/20
17Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 3 Photo Cvr Ed$29.99DynamiteBacklist
18Web of Venom Empyres End #1$4.99Marvel11/04/20
19Amazing Spider-Man #51 Last$3.99Marvel10/28/20
20Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Garney Dm $125.00Marvel09/02/20
21Avatar Last Airbender Lost Adventures Library Ed HC $39.99Dark Horse11/04/20
22Thanos Infinity Saga Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
23Rachel Rising Omnibus SC$55.00AbstractBacklist
24Metabarons HC$59.95HumanoidsBacklist
25Wolverine Black White Blood #1$4.99Marvel11/04/20



Reorders placed between Nov. 16-22, 2020

• Top reordered November-shipping comic book:
Power Rangers #1 Cvr A Scalera (Boom)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite (Dark Horse)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Immonen Cvr (Marvel)

Power Rangers #1, which led advance reorders one week in October, topped the charts among comics.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
2Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 3 Hotel Oblivion$19.99Dark Horse09/18/19
3Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 2 Dallas$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
4Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Immonen Cvr New Ptg$100.00Marvel11/11/20
5Power Rangers #1 Cvr A Scalera$4.99Boom11/11/20
6Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse02/27/19
7Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Byrne Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel11/11/20
8Blade of Immortal Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse10/07/20
9Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom06/10/20
10Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19
11Thanos Infinity Saga Omnibus HC Dm Var$100.00Marvel11/11/20
12Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 2$49.99Dark Horse06/26/19
13World of Black Hammer Library Ed HC Vol. 1 (Res)$49.99Dark Horse10/07/20
14East of West The Apocalypse Year Three HC$49.99Image11/18/20
15Avatar Last Airbender Search Omnibus TPB$24.99Dark Horse10/21/20
16House of X Powers of X TPB$44.99Marvel08/26/20
17My Hero Academia Gn Vol. 1$9.99VizBacklist
18Ouran High School Host Club Gn Box Set$139.99VizBacklist
19World of Cyberpunk 2077 HC Dlx Ed$99.99Dark Horse07/29/20
20Once & Future TPB Vol. 1$16.99Boom03/25/20
21Excalibur Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Davis First Issue Cvr$125.00Marvel11/18/20
22Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 2 Photo Cvr Ed$29.99DynamiteBacklist
23Avatar Last Airbender Lost Adventures Library Ed HC (C: 1-0-$39.99Dark Horse11/04/20
24Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Dlx HC Year Two (C: 1-1-2)$75.00Boom11/14/18
25Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99ImageBacklist



Reorders placed between Nov. 23-29, 2020

• Top reordered November-shipping comic book:
Symbiote Spider-Man King in Black #1 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Umbrella Academy Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite (Dark Horse)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Excallibur Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Davis Marvel Age DM Var (Marvel)

Graphic novels dominated the chart for the last full week in November.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Excalibur Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Davis Marvel Age Dm Var$125.00Marvel11/18/20
2Annihilation Omnibus HC New Ptg$125.00Marvel12/04/19
3Excalibur Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Davis First Issue Cvr$125.00Marvel11/18/20
4Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel07/15/20
5Thanos Infinity Saga Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel11/11/20
6 Slaughterhouse Five\ HC $24.99Boom09/16/20
7Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Watson Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel07/15/20
8Neil Gaiman Library Edition HC Vol. 2$49.99Dark Horse11/11/20
9Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
10Venomnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00Marvel02/06/19
11Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 3 Hotel Oblivion$19.99Dark Horse09/18/19
12Daredevil Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Ross Cvr$125.00MarvelBacklist
13Symbiote Spider-Man King In Black #1$4.99Marvel11/18/20
14Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 6$49.99Dark Horse11/25/20
15Sam Keith Maxx Artist Ed HC (Net)$75.00IDWBacklist
16Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 2 Dallas$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
17Conan The Barbarian by Kurt Busiek Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel11/25/20
18Daredevil by Mark Waid Omnibus HC Vol. 1$100.00MarvelBacklist
19Deadpool Beginnings Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
20Venom Epic Collection TPB Symbiosis$39.99Marvel11/04/20
21Guardians of Galaxy by Bendis Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
22Mmw Marvel Two In One HC Vol. 5 Dm Var Ed 296$75.00Marvel11/18/20
23Thanos Infinity Saga Omnibus HC Dm Var$100.00Marvel11/11/20
24Spider-Gwen HC Vol. 1$34.99MarvelBacklist
25Deadpool by Posehn and Duggan Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist


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.