March 2021 Comics Sales Early Look
Comics and Graphic Novels Reordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors
March 2021 has four New Comic Book Days at Diamond, and five for DC's distributor, Lunar. March 2020 had four at Diamond.
The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in March 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 examining the titles receiving reprints, and by noting what products were most reordered by retailers. Click to skip down to the Advance Reorders and Reorders placed for issues shipping this month.
Second and later printings announced for March 2021
by Diamond Comic Distributors
and Lunar Distribution
The following issues have had second or later printings announced by Diamond and DC's distributor, Lunar. Reprintings announced before the first printing of a comic book has gone on sale are a strong indicator of interest in a product.
The title names link to the solicitations with issue descriptions and cover images.
They can be preordered from your local comic book store, or from Things from Another World.
See also our full list of reprints released in 2021.
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 February 1-7, 2021
Issues of both Star Wars: The High Republic from Marvel and Star Wars: High Republic Adventures from IDW ranked in the top four advance-reordered comics in the first week of February.
No graphic novels made the chart.
Advance reorders placed between February 8-14, 2021
• Top advance-reordered March-shipping comic book:
Amazing Spider-Man #55 3rd Ptg Gleason Var (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Star Wars Legends: The Old Republic Omnibus Vol. 1
Dustin Weaver variant (Marvel)
The second printing of Amazing Spider-Man #55 having made several charts, the third printing debuted on them the second week of February. The top graphic novel was Star Wars: Legends - The Old Republic Omnibus Vol. 1, written entirely by Comichron's founder.
Advance reorders placed between February 15-21, 2021
In the same week that the third printing of the first issue led the reorder charts, the second printing of the second issue of TMNT: The Last Ronin from IDW led the advance reorder charts.
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, 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.
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.