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January 2021 Comics Sales Early Look

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

January 2021 has five New Comic Book days at Diamond, and four for DC's distributor, Lunar. January 2020 had five at Diamond.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in February 2021. 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 Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2020

• Top advance-reordered January-shipping comic book:
Crossover #3 Cvr B McFarlane (Image)

In a week in which no graphic novels at all made the reorder charts due to Marvel's big blowout sale, only comic books made the advance-reorder charts. For the first week of 2021 reorders, Crossover #3 led, with the new Star Wars milieu series High Republic debuting in second place.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Crossover #3 Cvr B Mcfarlane$3.99Image01/06/21
2Star Wars High Republic #1$3.99Marvel01/06/21
3Star Wars High Republic #1 Hans Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21
4Daredevil #25 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel01/20/21
5Crossover #3 Cvr A Shaw$3.99Image01/06/21
6Venom #32 Brown Marvel Vs Alien Var Kib$3.99Marvel01/06/21
7King In Black Gwenom Vs Carnage #1$3.99Marvel01/13/21
8Star Wars High Republic #1 Anandito Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21
9Symbiote Spider-Man Marvel Tales #1$7.99Marvel01/06/21
10Crossover #3 Cvr D 10 Copy Incv Shaw Virgin$3.99Image01/06/21
11King In Black Gwenom Vs Carnage #1 Ryan Brown Var$3.99Marvel01/13/21
12King In Black Return of Valkyries #1 Artgerm Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21
13Crossover #3 Cvr C Blank Cvr$3.99Image01/06/21
14Star Wars Darth Vader #7 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21
15Eternals #1 Okazaki Var$4.99Marvel01/06/21
16King In Black Planet of Symbiotes #1$3.99Marvel01/13/21
17Star Wars High Republic #1 Blanche Kenny Concept Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21
18Last Witch #1 Cvr A Main$4.99Boom01/06/21
19Taskmaster #3$3.99Marvel01/13/21
20Wolverine Black White Blood #3$4.99Marvel01/13/21
21Venom #32 Kib$3.99Marvel01/06/21
22Eternals #1 Pelletier Hidden Gem Var$4.99Marvel01/06/21
23Eternals #1 Js Campbell Var$4.99Marvel01/06/21
24Star Wars Darth Vader #9$3.99Marvel01/13/21
25Eternals #1 Ribic Design Var$4.99Marvel01/06/21



Advance reorders placed between Dec. 7-13, 2020

• Top advance-reordered January-shipping comic book:
Crossover #3 Cvr B McFarlane (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Jim Lee's X-Men Artist Ed. HC (IDW)

The Todd McFarlane cover of Crossover #3 was the top reordered item overall for the second week in a row. The new Star Wars milieu series High Republic reappeared, this time in third place.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Crossover #3 Cvr B Mcfarlane$3.99Image01/06/21
2Daredevil #25 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel01/20/21
3Star Wars High Republic #1$3.99Marvel01/06/21
4Star Wars High Republic #1 Hans Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21
5Crossover #3 Cvr A Shaw$3.99Image01/06/21
6Venom #32 Brown Marvel Vs Alien Var Kib$3.99Marvel01/06/21
7King In Black Gwenom Vs Carnage #1$3.99Marvel01/13/21
8King In Black #3$4.99Marvel01/20/21
9Star Wars High Republic #1 Anandito Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21
10Symbiote Spider-Man Marvel Tales #1$7.99Marvel01/06/21
11King In Black Gwenom Vs Carnage #1 Ryan Brown Var$3.99Marvel01/13/21
12Space Bastards #1 Cvr B Foc Robertson$5.99Humanoids01/13/21
13Department of Truth #1 3rd Ptg$3.99Image01/13/21
14Symbiote Spider-Man King In Black #1 2nd Ptg Var$4.99Marvel01/20/21
15Crossover #3 Cvr D 10 Copy Incv Shaw Virgin$3.99Image01/06/21
16Jim Lees X-Men Artist Ed HC (Net)$150.00IDW02/24/21
17King In Black Return of Valkyries #1 Artgerm Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21
18Star Wars High Republic #1 Blanche Kenny Concept Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21
19Haha #1 Cvr C Blank Cvr$3.99Image01/13/21
20Venomnibus HC Vol. 1 Bagley Cvr New Ptg$125.00Marvel05/05/21
21Venomnibus HC Vol. 1 Wildman Dm Var New Ptg$125.00Marvel05/05/21
22Daredevil #25 2nd Ptg Ratio Design Var$3.99Marvel01/20/21
23Department of Truth #2 2nd Ptg$3.99Image01/13/21
24King In Black Planet of Symbiotes #1$3.99Marvel01/13/21
25Star Wars Darth Vader #7 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel01/06/21



Advance reorders placed between Dec. 14-20, 2020

• Top advance-reordered January-shipping comic book:
TMNT: The Last Ronin #1 3rd printing (IDW)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Silk: Out of the Spider-Verse Vol. 1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
East of West The Apocalypse Year Two HC (Image)

In the same week in which its second printing was the top reordered item, TMNT: The Last Ronin #1's third printing was the top reordered item.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1TMNT The Last Ronin #1 3rd Ptg$8.99IDW01/27/21
2Star Wars High Republic #1 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel01/27/21
3Daredevil #26 Checchetto Elektra Var Kib$3.99Marvel01/27/21
4East of West The Apocalypse Year Two HC (New Ptg) $49.99Image03/24/21
5East of West The Apocalypse Year Three HC (New Ptg) $49.99Image03/24/21
6East of West The Apocalypse Year One HC (New Ptg) $49.99Image03/24/21
7Daredevil #26 Kib$3.99Marvel01/27/21
8Crossover #2 2nd Ptg$3.99Image01/13/21
9Wolverine #9 Silva Marvel Vs Alien Var$3.99Marvel01/27/21
10Marvel Action Origins #1 Cvr B Lanna Souvanny$4.99IDW01/20/21
11Wolverine #9$3.99Marvel01/27/21
12TMNT The Last Ronin #2$8.99IDW02/17/21
13Silk Out of the Spider-Verse TPB Vol. 1$34.99Marvel02/10/21
14Godzilla Historys Greatest Monster TPB New Ptg $29.99IDW01/13/21
15Daredevil #26 Rahzzah Marvel Vs Alien Var Kib$3.99Marvel01/27/21
16Incredible Hulk by Peter David Omnibus HC Vol. 3 Frank Troy$125.00Marvel05/12/21
17Star Wars Bounty Hunters #9$3.99Marvel01/27/21
18TMNT Ongoing #113 Cvr A Sophie Campbell$3.99IDW01/20/21
19TMNT Best of Leonardo$5.99IDW01/20/21
20Strange Academy #7$3.99Marvel01/27/21
21Deadpool #10 Kib$4.99Marvel01/27/21
22Morbius Epic Collection TPB Living Vampire$39.99Marvel02/10/21
23Amazing Spider-Man #58$3.99Marvel01/27/21
24Spider-Man TPB Bloodline Chip Kidd Dm Var$17.99Marvel02/10/21
25Black Panther Epic Coll TPB Revenge of Black Panther New Ptg$39.99Marvel02/17/21



Advance reorders placed between Dec. 21-27, 2020

• Top advance-reordered December-shipping comic book:
I Breathed a Body #1 Andy MacDonald Cvr (Aftershock)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Rick & Morty Vol. 12 (Oni)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
BPRD: The Devil You Know Omnibus (Dark Horse)

For the last full week of 2020 advance reorders, I Breathed a Body #1 from Aftershock was the top advance reordered comic book. The top hardcovers were the BPRD Devil You Know Omnibus from Dark Horse and Marvel's Star Wars Legends: The Old Republic Omnibus (written entirely by Comichron's founder).

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1I Breathed A Body #1 Andy Macdonald Cvr$4.99Aftershock01/20/21
2TMNT The Last Ronin #2$8.99IDW02/17/21
3 DF Star Wars High Republic #1 CGC Graded $77.00Dynamite02/24/21
4Wolverine #1 Fascimile Ed Miller Sgn$299.99Dynamite01/20/21
5Spawn #314 Cvr C Revolver$2.99Image01/27/21
6Spawn #314 Cvr A Mattina$2.99Image01/27/21
7Spawn #314 Cvr B Capullo & Mcfarlane$2.99Image01/27/21
8Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 Die Cut Var$4.99Marvel03/03/21
9TMNT The Last Ronin #3$8.99IDW03/03/21
10Star Wars High Republic #2$3.99Marvel02/03/21
11Cult of Dracula #1 Cvr B Maer$3.99Source Point03/31/21
12Non-Stop Spider-Man #1$4.99Marvel03/03/21
13Cutting Edge Devils Mirror #1 Cvr A Tolibao$5.99Titan01/20/21
14 TMNT The Last Ronin Directors Cut #1 $10.99IDW03/17/21
15BPRD Devil You Know Omnibus HC (Res)$39.99Dark Horse03/10/21
16We Live #4$3.99Aftershock01/20/21
17 Star Wars Legends Old Republic Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Weaver DM $125.00Marvel07/07/21
18Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Jim Lee Cvr$125.00Marvel06/09/21
19Sacred Six #6 Ohta Foc Bonus Var$3.99Dynamite01/27/21
20 Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Windsor Smith DM Var $125.00Marvel06/09/21
21Df Batman Tmnt Adventures #1 Haeser Remark Sgn$89.99Dynamite01/20/21
22Rick & Morty TPB Vol. 12$19.99Oni01/20/21
23Vampirella Dark Powers #2 Cvr B Linsner$3.99Dynamite01/27/21
24Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Byrne Dm Var$125.00Marvel06/09/21
25Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology #5 Cvr A Russell$3.99Dark Horse02/10/21



Advance reorders placed between Dec. 28-Jan. 3, 2021

• Top advance-reordered December-shipping comic book:
Spawn #314 Cvr B Capullo & McFarlane (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Spider-Man by Todd McFarlane Complete Collection TPB (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Man-Thing Omnibus HC Brunner DM Var New Ptg (Marvel)

Todd McFarlane was responsible for both the top advance reordered comic book and the top advance reordered softcover as 2021 began.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Spawn #314 Cvr B Capullo & Mcfarlane$2.99Image01/27/21
2Spawn #314 Cvr A Mattina$2.99Image01/27/21
3Spawn #314 Cvr C Revolver$2.99Image01/27/21
4Man-Thing Omnibus HC Brunner Dm Var New Ptg$125.00Marvel05/26/21
5Something Is Killing Children #14 Cvr A Main$3.99Boom01/27/21
6Department of Truth #5 Cvr C Lotay$3.99Image01/27/21
7Spider-Man by Todd Mcfarlane Complete Collection TPB$39.99Marvel02/24/21
8Department of Truth #5 Cvr D Turrill$3.99Image01/27/21
9Star Wars Legends Epic Collection New Republic TPB Vol. 5$39.99Marvel02/24/21
10TMNT The Last Ronin #3$8.99IDW03/03/21
11Man-Thing Omnibus HC Olivetti Cvr New Ptg$125.00Marvel05/26/21
12Venom by Donny Cates TPB Vol. 5 Venom Beyond$17.99Marvel02/24/21
13Department of Truth #5 Cvr A Simmonds$3.99Image01/27/21
14Star Wars Adventures Smugglers Run #2$5.99IDW01/27/21
15From Hell Master Edition HC$49.99IDW/Top Shelf01/27/21
16Star Wars High Republic Adventures #1$3.99IDW02/03/21
17Star Wars High Republic #2$3.99Marvel02/03/21
18King In Black #4$4.99Marvel02/17/21
19Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury Gn$19.99Z201/27/21
20Star Wars Adventures Beware Vaders Castle HC$19.99IDW01/27/21
21Firefly New Sheriff In Verse HC Vol. 2$19.99Boom01/27/21
22Star Wars Adv Clone Wars Battle Tales Gn$14.99IDW01/27/21
23Empty Man TPB Movie Ed$19.99Boom01/27/21
24Picture of Everything Else #2 Cvr A Mohan$3.99Vault01/27/21
25Youth TPB$19.99Dark Horse04/07/21



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

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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 Jan. 4-10, 2021

• Top reordered January-shipping comic book:
Star Wars: High Republic #1 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Original Marvel Years Vol. 2 (Marvel)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 3 Smith Var. (Marvel)

A new Star Wars launch led comics reorders; TMNT: The Last Ronin #1's second printing, first for four weeks in a row, came in third among comics.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Star Wars Legends Epic Coll Original Marvel Years TPB Vol. 2$39.99MarvelBacklist
2Avatar Last Airbender Omnibus TPB The Promise$24.99Dark Horse08/12/20
3Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC New Ptg Vol. 3 Smith Dm Var$125.00MarvelBacklist
4Dune Book 1 Dune$24.99Abrams11/25/20
5New Mutants Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Sienkiewicz Cover$125.00Marvel12/23/20
6Star Wars High Republic #1$3.99Marvel01/06/21
7Avengers West Coast Epic Collection TPB Vision Quest$39.99Marvel12/23/20
8Avengers Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Arthur Adams Var$100.00Marvel03/20/19
9Star Wars by Jason Aaron Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel02/27/19
10Amazing Spider-Man #55$3.99Marvel12/30/20
11Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Dlx HC Year Two $75.00Boom11/14/18
12TMNT The Last Ronin #1 2nd Ptg$8.99IDW12/09/20
13Reckless HC$24.99Image12/16/20
14Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC New Ptg Vol. 3 Opena Cvr$125.00MarvelBacklist
15Naruto Gn Box Set 2 Vols 28-48 (C: 1-1-2)$174.99VizBacklist
16Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom06/10/20
17King In Black #2$4.99Marvel12/23/20
18 Avatar Last Airbender Lost Adventures Library Ed HC $39.99Dark Horse11/04/20
19Alex Toth Bravo For Adventure Artist Ed HC (Net)$75.00IDWBacklist
20X-Men by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dm Var$125.00MarvelBacklist
21Marvel Cosmic Universe by Cates Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Moore Dm V$100.00Marvel12/23/20
22Mighty Avengers by Bendis TPB Complete Collection$39.99MarvelBacklist
23Marvel Cosmic Universe by Cates Omnibus HC Vol. 1$100.00Marvel12/23/20
24Conan Barbarian Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00Marvel07/24/19
25 No Longer Human HC Junji Ito $34.99Viz01/08/20



Reorders placed between Jan. 11-17, 2020

• Top reordered January-shipping comic book:
Thor #11 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Great Responsibility (Marvel)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 3 Smith Var. (Marvel)

Quite a lot of hardcovers made the chart, most from Marvel. Thor #11 led among comics.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC New Ptg Vol. 3 Smith Dm Var$125.00Marvel01/06/21
2Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Great Responsibility TPB$39.99MarvelBacklist
3Infinity Crusade Omnibus HC Lim Cvr$125.00Marvel01/06/21
4Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC New Ptg Vol. 3 Opena Cvr$125.00Marvel01/06/21
5Hulk World War Hulk Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
6Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection TPB Goblins Last Stand$39.99Marvel01/06/21
7Alex Toth Bravo For Adventure Artist Ed HC (Net)$75.00IDWBacklist
8Moon Knight Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00Marvel01/06/21
9X-Men by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dm Var$125.00Marvel01/06/21
10Conan Barbarian Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00Marvel07/24/19
11Infinity Crusade Omnibus HC Platt Dm Var$125.00Marvel01/06/21
12X-Men by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$125.00Marvel01/06/21
13Ultimates by Mark Millar & Bryan Hitch Omnibus HC New Ptg$100.00Marvel02/12/20
14Silver Surfer Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel06/17/20
15Moon Knight Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Sienkiewicz Dm Var$125.00Marvel01/06/21
16Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus HC New Ptg$125.00Marvel07/08/20
17 Dune Book 1 Dune $24.99Abrams11/25/20
18Marvel Cosmic Universe by Cates Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Moore Dm V$100.00Marvel12/23/20
19Thor #11$3.99Marvel01/06/21
20Reckless HC$24.99Image12/16/20
21Crossover #3 Cvr A Shaw$3.99Image01/06/21
22Star Wars High Republic #1$3.99Marvel01/06/21
23Tmnt The Last Ronin #1 2nd Ptg$8.99IDW12/09/20
24Avatar Last Airbender Omnibus TPB The Promise$24.99Dark Horse08/12/20
25X-Factor #6$3.99Marvel01/06/21



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.