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March 2021 DC Comic Book Sales

Projections for DC Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops

This data refers only to sales by DC's sole distributor, Lunar. Click to see the Overall charts and those from Diamond.


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March 2021 saw DC release through its sole distributor Lunar Distribution its smallest new comic slate in 30 years, not counting the months of the spring 2020 pandemic shutdown. DC's 36-issue slate — in a five-week month, no less — tied a previous low mark set in December 1990. Nonetheless, DC had several new series launches, and comic-book volume in our retail initial order dataset appears to have rebounded from February's multi-month low.

The Future State event had dominated DC's winter, and March saw a few remaining issues connected to it. But otherwise its titles reverted to their earlier numbering before the event. The big launch for the month was Joker #1, easily taking the top slot for the pulisher, according to our retailer initial order sample.

The number of cardstock variants dropped significantly in the month. Only 49 variants were released, way down from February.

Lunar did not report anything about its sales. Given the lack of official information, Comichron has drawn upon a subset of known retail orders both to determine approximate rankings. The subset represents a sizable number of copies; only initial orders for periodicals were examined. No statistical adjustments have been made for returnability and no later returns have been subtracted out.

The chart below features every new comic book released by DC in March 2021. Variant editions have been merged into single entries, following longtime industry practice. The release dates are from Lunar. 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.

Things to remember: 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, and different retailers are sampled in each, with no known overlap in reporting stores as of the generation of the below charts.

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 list includes all DC items released by Lunar Distribution in the month.
Differently priced variants appear fused together by default near where they'd have ranked if together.
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
11Joker1$4.9903/09/21DC
22Batman106 (All)$4.9903/02/21DC
34Justice League59 (All)$4.9903/16/21DC
43Infinite Frontier0 (All)$5.9903/02/21DC
59Teen Titans Academy1$3.9903/23/21DC
68Harley Quinn1 (All)$3.9903/23/21DC
76Batman Catwoman4$4.9903/30/21DC
87Detective Comics1034 (All)$4.9903/23/21DC
95Batman Urban Legends1$7.9903/09/21DC
1010Rorschach6$4.9903/09/21DC
1114Swamp Thing1$3.9903/02/21DC
1212Batman White Knight Presents Harley Quinn6$4.9903/23/21DC
1318Crime Syndicate1$3.9903/02/21DC
1411Batman Black and White4$5.9903/23/21DC
1516Superman29$4.9903/09/21DC
1622Nightwing78$3.9903/16/21DC
1723Suicide Squad1$3.9903/02/21DC
1824Batman Superman16$3.9903/23/21DC
1913Superman Red and Blue1$5.9903/16/21DC
2017Strange Adventures9$4.9903/30/21DC
2127Sensational Wonder Woman1$3.9903/02/21DC
2215Future State Teen Titans Ruins$5.9903/23/21DC
2319Action Comics1029$4.9903/23/21DC
2420Wonder Woman770$4.9903/09/21DC
2521Flash768$4.9903/30/21DC
2625Green Lantern Season 212$4.9903/09/21DC
2728Catwoman29 (All)$3.9903/16/21DC
2829Future State Superman Vs Imperious Lex3 (All)$3.9903/30/21DC
2930Man-Bat2$3.9903/02/21DC
3026Other History of the DC Universe3$6.9903/30/21DC
3131Batman Vs Ras Al Ghul5$3.9903/16/21DC
3233American Vampire 19766$3.9903/09/21DC
3332Truth and Justice2$4.9903/16/21DC
3434Dreaming Waking Hours8$3.9903/02/21DC
3535Sweet Tooth The Return5$3.9903/09/21DC
3636Looney Tunes259$2.9903/16/21DC


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March 2021 DC Graphic Novel Sales

Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Ordered by North American Comics Shops

Comichron did not sample retailer sales data for DC's Direct Market graphic novel sales, and Lunar Distribution did not release any sales data.

High-profile DC graphic novel releases during the month included the DCeased collection and Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 3 hardcover.

The list of all the graphic novels DC released appears below.

The links below lead to title details on Amazon (paid links). You can also find the books at your comics shop.


Trade Paperback titlePriceOn salePublisher
Amethyst$16.9903/02/21DC
Batgirl Returns Omnibus HC$84.9903/16/21DC
Batgirl Vol. 8 The Joker War HC$24.9903/09/21DC
Batman and the Outsiders Vol. 3 The Demons Fire$14.9903/02/21DC
Batman Beyond Vol. 8 The Eradication Agenda$17.9903/16/21DC
Batman Detective Comics Vol. 5 The Joker War HC$29.9903/23/21DC
Batman's Grave The Complete Collection HC$39.9903/30/21DC
Black Canary Bird of Prey$29.9903/09/21DC
DCeased$19.9903/23/21DC
Earth One Box Set$49.9903/09/21DC
Final Night$16.9903/09/21DC
Green Arrow 80 Years of the Emerald Archer The Deluxe Edition HC$29.9903/30/21DC
Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey: The Hunt For Harley HC$24.9903/23/21DC
John Constantine Hellblazer Vol. 2 The Best Version Of You TP$19.9903/30/21DC
Justice League Odyssey Vol. 4 Last Stand$19.9903/30/21DC
Nightwing The Joker War HC$29.9903/02/21DC
Red Hood Outlaw Vol. 4 Unspoken Truths$16.9903/09/21DC
Revolver Black Label Edition$16.9903/16/21DC
Sandman Deluxe Edition Book 2 HC$49.9903/16/21DC
Sheriff of Babylon Black Label Edition$29.9903/16/21DC
Superman & Batman Generations Omnibus HC$75.0003/02/21DC
Superman Adventures Lex Luthor Man of Metropolis$9.9903/02/21DC
Superman The Last Son Deluxe Edition HC$49.9903/09/21DC
Superman Vol. 3 The Truth Revealed$17.9903/09/21DC
Superman vs Shazam$24.9903/16/21DC
Swamp Thing The New 52 Omnibus HC$125.0003/23/21DC
Teen Titans Raven HC$19.9903/30/21DC
Wonder Woman Earth One Vol. 3 HC$29.9903/09/21DC