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.
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.
|Unit||Dollar||Comic-book Title||Issue||Price||On sale||Publisher|
|3||4||Justice League||59 (All)||$4.99||03/16/21||DC|
|4||3||Infinite Frontier||0 (All)||$5.99||03/02/21||DC|
|5||9||Teen Titans Academy||1||$3.99||03/23/21||DC|
|6||8||Harley Quinn||1 (All)||$3.99||03/23/21||DC|
|8||7||Detective Comics||1034 (All)||$4.99||03/23/21||DC|
|9||5||Batman Urban Legends||1||$7.99||03/09/21||DC|
|12||12||Batman White Knight Presents Harley Quinn||6||$4.99||03/23/21||DC|
|14||11||Batman Black and White||4||$5.99||03/23/21||DC|
|19||13||Superman Red and Blue||1||$5.99||03/16/21||DC|
|21||27||Sensational Wonder Woman||1||$3.99||03/02/21||DC|
|22||15||Future State Teen Titans Ruins||$5.99||03/23/21||DC|
|26||25||Green Lantern Season 2||12||$4.99||03/09/21||DC|
|28||29||Future State Superman Vs Imperious Lex||3 (All)||$3.99||03/30/21||DC|
|30||26||Other History of the DC Universe||3||$6.99||03/30/21||DC|
|31||31||Batman Vs Ras Al Ghul||5||$3.99||03/16/21||DC|
|32||33||American Vampire 1976||6||$3.99||03/09/21||DC|
|33||32||Truth and Justice||2||$4.99||03/16/21||DC|
|34||34||Dreaming Waking Hours||8||$3.99||03/02/21||DC|
|35||35||Sweet Tooth The Return||5||$3.99||03/09/21||DC|
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.