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April 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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April 2021 marked one year since DC signed on with Lunar Distribution as a distributor for its comics, and the slate that it released was slightly larger than what it put out in March. (That was DC's smallest new comic offering in 30 years, not counting the months of the spring 2020 pandemic shutdown.) DC had several high-profile launches in March, however, and its comic-book volume in our retail initial order dataset appears to have dipped slightly in April.

Once all cardstock variants were merged, Batman #107 appeared to be the top comic for the publisher in initial order units. Joker #2, which cost a dollar more in its regular edition, appears to have been the top comic book in dollars.

However, our retail order sample only looked at initial orders, so the crossover title Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #1, which was reportedly significantly underordered by retailers, placed fifth in our tracking. In overall sales, its ranking may well have been higher — and DC's overall sales likewise would have been higher.

DC also had several high-profile graphic novel releases in the month. Orders for cardstock variants appear merged below, but their dollars are figured into the dollar rankings column.

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 April 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
12Batman107 (All)$4.9904/06/21DC
21Joker2$5.9904/13/21DC
35Robin1 (All)$3.9904/27/21DC
46Batman The Detective1 (All)$3.9904/13/21DC
53Batman Fortnite Zero Point1 (All)$4.9904/20/21DC
67Detective Comics1035 (All)$4.9904/27/21DC
78Justice League60 (All)$4.9904/20/21DC
89Rorschach7$4.9904/13/21DC
910Green Lantern1 (All)$4.9904/06/21DC
1011Next Batman Second Son1 (All)$4.9904/06/21DC
114Batman Urban Legends2$7.9904/13/21DC
1215Nightwing79 (All)$3.9904/20/21DC
1316Harley Quinn2 (All)$3.9904/27/21DC
1417Teen Titans Academy2 (All)$3.9904/27/21DC
1519Swamp Thing2 (All)$3.9904/06/21DC
1612Batman Black and White5$5.9904/27/21DC
1722Crime Syndicate2$3.9904/06/21DC
1814Superman30 (All)$4.9904/13/21DC
1923Flash769 (All)$3.9904/20/21DC
2024Batman Superman17 (All)$3.9904/27/21DC
2118Action Comics1030 (All)$4.9904/27/21DC
2213Joker Harley Criminal Sanity8$5.9904/06/21DC
2320Wonder Woman771 (All)$4.9904/13/21DC
2425Suicide Squad2 (All)$3.9904/06/21DC
2528Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries1$2.9904/13/21DC
2626Catwoman30 (All)$3.9904/20/21DC
2727Challenge of the Super Sons1$3.9904/13/21DC
2821Superman Red & Blue2$5.9904/20/21DC
2929Sensational Wonder Woman2$3.9904/06/21DC
3030Far Sector11$3.9904/06/21DC
3131RWBY Justice League1 (All)$3.9904/27/21DC
3232American Vampire 19767$3.9904/13/21DC
3333Man-Bat3$3.9904/06/21DC
3434Batman Vs Ras Al Ghul6$3.9904/20/21DC
3536Dreaming Waking Hours9$3.9904/06/21DC
3635Truth & Justice3$4.9904/20/21DC
3737Sweet Tooth The Return6$3.9904/13/21DC
3838Scooby-Doo Where Are You109$2.9904/20/21DC


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April 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 Dark Nights: Death Metal hardcover and the Who's Who Omnibus.

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


Trade Paperback titlePriceOn salePublisher
Amazing World of Superman (Tabloid Edition) HC$19.9904/13/21DC
Batman A Death In The Family The Deluxe Edition HC$49.9904/13/21DC
Batman Arkham Talia Al Ghul$29.9904/06/21DC
Batman Creature of the Night$19.9904/20/21DC
Batman Kings of Fear$17.9904/06/21DC
Batman Superman Vol. 2 World's Deadliest HC$29.9904/27/21DC
Batman Who Laughs$19.9904/06/21DC
Dark Nights Death Metal Deluxe Edition HC$29.9904/06/21DC
Dark Nights Death Metal The Darkest Knight$19.9904/20/21DC
DCeased Dead Planet HC$29.9904/27/21DC
Event Leviathan$19.9904/06/21DC
Flashpoint The 10th Anniversary Omnibus HC$150.0004/20/21DC
Harley Quinn Vol. 5 Hollywood or Die$16.9904/13/21DC
JLA The Tower of Babel The Deluxe Edition HC$34.9904/27/21DC
John Constantine Hellblazer Rise and Fall HC$24.9904/27/21DC
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2 Trial of the Legion$16.9904/13/21DC
Metal Men Elements of Change$29.9904/06/21DC
New Gods Book 1: Bloodlines$34.9904/13/21DC
Sandman Expanded Edition Box Set$250.0004/20/21DC
Suicide Squad Bad Blood HC$29.9904/27/21DC
Superman Up in the Sky$16.9904/20/21DC
Supermans Greatest Team-Ups HC$49.9904/06/21DC
V For Vendetta Book And Mask Set New Edition$34.9904/27/21DC
Who's Who Omnibus Vol 1 HC$150.0004/13/21DC
Wonder Woman Vol 4 The Four Horsewomen$29.9904/20/21DC