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May 2021 Comics Sales Early Look

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


Find this issue at TFAW!May 2021 has four New Comic Book Days at Diamond, and four for DC's distributor, Lunar. May 2020 was during the period when Diamond was shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic; it only had two shipping weeks.

Among May-scheduled launches was Marvel's War of the Bounty Hunters #1 by Charles Soule. (The Things from Another World exclusive variant, limited to 2,500 copies,appears at right.)

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available whenever Diamond releases the information. 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.


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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.



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Advance reorders placed between April 5-11, 2021

• Top advance-reordered May-shipping comic book:
BRZRKR #1 4th Printing Foil Grampa (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Moon Knight Epic Collection Bad Moon Rising (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 5 Kane DM Var (Marvel)

Yet another BRZRKR #1 reprint led the new comics being offered, with a Spidy hardcover leading advance reorders overall.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 5 Kane Dm Var$125.00Marvel09/01/21
2Brzrkr (Berzerker) #1 4th Ptg Foil Grampa$5.99Boom05/19/21
3Carnage Black White and Blood #1 2nd Ptg Gleason Var$4.99Marvel05/05/21
4Star Wars Bounty Hunters Alpha Director Cut #1$5.99Marvel05/05/21
5X-Men Inferno Prologue Omnibus HC Adams Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel09/01/21
6Star Wars War Bounty Hunters Alpha #1$3.99Marvel05/05/21
7Heroes Reborn #1 Artgerm Var$5.99Marvel05/05/21
8Children of Atom #3$3.99Marvel05/05/21
9Star Wars War Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 Action Figure Var$3.99Marvel05/05/21
10Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 5 Medina Cvr$125.00Marvel09/01/21
11The Marvels #2$3.99Marvel05/05/21
12X-Men Inferno Prologue Omnibus HC Silvestri Cvr New Ptg$100.00Marvel09/01/21
13Star Wars War Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 Mcniven Crimson Var$3.99Marvel05/05/21
14Star Wars War Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 Yu Var$3.99Marvel05/05/21
15Moon Knight Epic Collection TPB Bad Moon Rising New Ptg$39.99Marvel06/02/21
16Carnage Black White and Blood #3 Eastman Var$4.99Marvel05/05/21
17Eve #1 Cvr A Anindito$3.99Boom05/05/21
18Nocterra #3 Cvr C Daniel$3.99Image05/05/21
19Silver Coin #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Image05/05/21
20Conan Barbarian Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Vol. 6 Buscema Dm$125.00Marvel09/01/21
21Amazing Spider-Man #65$3.99Marvel05/05/21
22Good Asian #1 Cvr A Johnson$3.99Image05/05/21
23Heroes Reborn #1$5.99Marvel05/05/21
24Heroes Reborn #1 Coello Gatefold Var$5.99Marvel05/05/21
25Star Wars High Republic Adventures #4$3.99IDW05/05/21



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Advance reorders placed between April 12-18, 2021

• Top advance-reordered May-shipping comic book:
TMNT: The Last Ronin #3 (IDW)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Mighty Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man: Great Power Original GN DM cover (Marvel)

Fantagraphics had its first highly ranked item appear on the advance reorder chart in years in Red Room #1, by Ed Piskor, creator of the X-Men Grand Design series. The third issue of the hit TMNT: The Last Ronin led the chart overall.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1TMNT The Last Ronin #3$8.99IDW05/26/21
2Red Room #1$6.99 Fantagraphics 05/19/21
3Black Panther #25 Gleason Stormbreakers Var$5.99Marvel05/12/21
4Star Wars High Republic #5$3.99Marvel05/12/21
5Department of Truth #1 5th Ptg$3.99Image05/12/21
6Time Before Time #1 Cvr A Shalvey$3.99Image05/12/21
7Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man Kings Ransom #1$5.99Marvel05/12/21
8Beta Ray Bill #1 2nd Ptg Johnson Var Kib$4.99Marvel05/12/21
9Geiger #2 Cvr A Frank & Anderson$3.99Image05/12/21
10Silk #1 2nd Ptg Stonehouse Var$3.99Marvel05/12/21
11Red Room #1 Cvr B Piskor 5 Copy Incv Var$6.99 Fantagraphics 05/19/21
12Silk #3$3.99Marvel05/12/21
13Geiger #2 Cvr D Frank & Anderson$3.99Image05/12/21
14Black Panther #25 Momoko Stormbreakers Var$5.99Marvel05/12/21
15X-Corp #1$4.99Marvel05/12/21
16Spider-Man Spiders Shadow #2$3.99Marvel05/12/21
17Star Wars #13$3.99Marvel05/12/21
18Avengers Curse Man-Thing #1 2nd Ptg Gleason Webhead Var$4.99Marvel05/12/21
19Fantastic Four #32 Momoko Var$4.99Marvel05/12/21
20Magic The Gathering #2 Cvr B Hidden Planeswalker Var$4.99Boom05/12/21
21Fantastic Four #32$4.99Marvel05/12/21
22Heroes Reborn #2$4.99Marvel05/12/21
23Nottingham #1 3rd Ptg$3.99Mad Cave05/19/21
24Silver City #1$4.99Aftershock05/12/21
25Mighty Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Great Power Gn TPB Original Dm$15.99Marvel06/09/21



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Advance reorders placed between April 19-26, 2021

• Top advance-reordered May-shipping comic book:
BRZRKR #2 2nd Ptg Mora (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Thor by Donny Cates Vol. 2 Prey (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Jessica Jones Alias Omnibus HC First Issue DM Var (Marvel)

While presses for BRZRKR and Star Wars: High Republic continued to roll, the top advance reordered comic book that wasn't a reprint was Immortal Hulk: Time of Monsters #1. Behemoth made its first advance reorder chart appearance with You Promised Me Darkness #1's reprint.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Brzrkr (Berzerker) #2 2nd Ptg Mora$3.99Boom05/19/21
2Star Wars High Republic #1 5th Ptg Var$3.99Marvel05/19/21
3Jessica Jones Alias Omnibus HC First Issue Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel09/15/21
4Geiger #1 3rd Ptg$3.99Image05/19/21
5Immortal Hulk Time of Monsters #1$4.99Marvel05/19/21
6Jessica Jones Alias Omnibus HC Secret Origin Cvr New Ptg (Mr$100.00Marvel09/15/21
7Radiant Black #1 3rd Ptg$3.99Image05/19/21
8Star Wars High Republic #2 4th Ptg Var$3.99Marvel05/19/21
9Star Wars High Republic #3 3rd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel05/19/21
10Shang-Chi #1$3.99Marvel05/19/21
11Radiant Black #2 3rd Ptg$3.99Image05/19/21
12Star Wars Bounty Hunters #12$3.99Marvel05/19/21
13Amazing Spider-Man #66$3.99Marvel05/19/21
14Magic The Gathering (Mtg) #1 3rd Ptg Guara$4.99Boom05/19/21
15You Promised Me Darkness #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Behemoth05/26/21
16Wolverine #12$3.99Marvel05/19/21
17Ultramega by James Harren #3 Cvr E Aapi Var$7.99Image05/19/21
18Daredevil #30$3.99Marvel05/19/21
19Way of X #2$3.99Marvel05/19/21
20Ultramega by James Harren #3 Cvr C 5 Copy Incv B&W Virgin$7.99Image05/19/21
21Heroes Reborn #3$4.99Marvel05/19/21
22Radiant Black #3 2nd Ptg$3.99Image05/19/21
23Shang-Chi #1 Cho Var$3.99Marvel05/19/21
24Thor by Donny Cates TPB Vol. 2 Prey$19.99Marvel06/16/21
25 TMNT Best of Splinter $5.99IDW05/19/21



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Advance reorders placed between April 26-May 2, 2021

• Top advance-reordered May-shipping comic book:
Something is Killing the Children #16 Cvr A Dell Edera (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
King in Black TPB (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 3 Kane DM Var (Marvel)

Two versions of Something is Killing the Children #16 made the top three in the final week of April's advance reorders.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 3 Kane Dm Var New Ptg$125.00Marvel09/22/21
2Something Is Killing The Children #16 Cvr A Dell Edera$3.99Boom05/26/21
3Something Is Killing The Children #16 Cvr B Frison$3.99Boom05/26/21
4Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 3 Mckone Cvr New Ptg$125.00Marvel09/22/21
5Miles Morales Spider-Man #26$3.99Marvel05/26/21
6Spider-Man Spiders Shadow #1 2nd Ptg Var$4.99Marvel05/26/21
7Blue Flame #1 Cvr A Gorham$3.99Vault05/26/21
8Demon Days X-Men #1 3rd Ptg Momoko Var$4.99Marvel05/26/21
9Department of Truth #9 Cvr C Thorogood$3.99Image05/26/21
10Black Widow #7$3.99Marvel05/26/21
11King In Black TPB$24.99Marvel06/23/21
12Alien #3 Adam Kubert Var$3.99Marvel05/26/21
13Star Wars Doctor Aphra #10$3.99Marvel05/26/21
14Made In Korea #1$3.99Image05/26/21
15Star Wars Darth Vader #12$3.99Marvel05/26/21
16Trials Loki Marvel Tales #1$7.99Marvel06/02/21
17Star Wars Adventures Weapon of A Jedi #1$5.99IDW05/26/21
18Blue Flame #1 Cvr C Daniel$3.99Vault05/26/21
19Godzilla Unnatural Disasters TPB$29.99IDW05/26/21
20Beta Ray Bill #3$3.99Marvel05/26/21
21X-Men #20 Del Mundo Var$3.99Marvel05/26/21
22Shadecraft #3 Cvr A Garbett$3.99Image05/26/21
23Black Panther #25 Gleason Stormbreakers Var$5.99Marvel05/26/21
24Spawn #318 Cvr B Mcfarlane$2.99Image05/26/21
25Heroes Reborn Young Squadron #1$4.99Marvel05/26/21



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

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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.