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June 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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June 2021 completed the first the first full year that Diamond no longer was distributing DC comics. Lunar Distribution shipped 60 new DC comic books during the five-shipping-week month, by far the largest number for DC in 2021. Consequently, it appears to have been the best month for initial orders since the Coronavirus pandemic began impacting the Direct Market in early 2020,

Once all cardstock variants were merged, Batman #109 appeared to be the top comic for the publisher in initial order units. DC Pride #1, priced at $9.99, was the top DC dollar book. DC appears to have sold well over 2 million copies of its new comic books in initial orders, for more than $11 million.

Our retail order sample only looked at initial orders, so a release like Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #1, underordered by retailers by retailers back in April, does not recur in the charting below as it might have done in a traditional Diamond chart.

As had been the case since its inception, 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 June 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.

NOTE: As of June 2021 — one year into DC's exclusivity with Lunar — we're retiring separate rankings for DC. The DC issues can already be found in the overall ranking charts, sorted with other publishers — and the other reason is that Lunar around this time began to offer other publishers' comics, beginning with Scout. That increases the chance for confusion here our retailer initial order sample does not differentiate between whether retailers ordered from Diamond or from Lunar. The DC charts could be interpreted as tracking Lunar's sales while it was the sole publisher there, but cannot function in that manner when publishers have multiple distributors. A Scout comics order might have come from Diamond, or it might have come from Lunar — we don't ask which, just as we didn't in May and June 2020 when Diamond still offered DC alongside Lunar and UCS.

So as to prevent confusion, this will be the last page breaking out DC's sales at Lunar — unless and until Lunar begins releasing its own charts.

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
12Batman109$4.9906/01/21DC
26Nice House on the Lake1$3.9906/01/21DC
34Batman Fortnite Zero Point4$4.9906/01/21DC
43Joker4$5.9906/08/21DC
55Batman Fortnite Zero Point5$4.9906/15/21DC
610Static Season One1$3.9906/15/21DC
77Batman Catwoman5$4.9906/01/21DC
817Batman Reptilian1$3.9906/22/21DC
911Infinite Frontier1$4.9906/22/21DC
101DC Pride1$9.9906/08/21DC
1112Detective Comics1037$4.9906/08/21DC
1219Nightwing81$3.9906/15/21DC
1313Detective Comics1038$4.9906/22/21DC
1421Batman the Detective3$3.9906/08/21DC
1522Robin3$3.9906/22/21DC
1615Rorschach9$4.9906/08/21DC
1716Justice League62$4.9906/01/21DC
1824Harley Quinn4$3.9906/22/21DC
1927Crush & Lobo1$3.9906/01/21DC
2020Justice League63$4.9906/22/21DC
2128Batman The Adventures Continue Season II1$3.9906/01/21DC
229Batman Urban Legends4$7.9906/08/21DC
2323Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow1$4.9906/15/21DC
2418Wonder Woman Black & Gold1$5.9906/22/21DC
2525Superman32$4.9906/22/21DC
2632Legends of the Dark Knight2$3.9906/15/21DC
2726Wonder Woman773$4.9906/08/21DC
2833Teen Titans Academy4$3.9906/22/21DC
2934Swamp Thing4$3.9906/01/21DC
3035Flash771$3.9906/15/21DC
318Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular1$9.9906/29/21DC
3237Checkmate1$3.9906/22/21DC
3339Batman Superman19$3.9906/22/21DC
3440Future State Gotham2$3.9906/08/21DC
3529Next Batman Second Son3$4.9906/01/21DC
3630Action Comics1032$4.9906/22/21DC
3741Crime Syndicate4$3.9906/01/21DC
3831Green Lantern3$4.9906/01/21DC
3943DC Horror Presents The Conjuring The Lover1$3.9906/01/21DC
4044Justice League Last Ride2$3.9906/08/21DC
4146Catwoman32$3.9906/15/21DC
4247Suicide Squad4$3.9906/01/21DC
4336Wonder Woman774$4.9906/22/21DC
4414Infinite Frontier Secret Files1$9.9906/29/21DC
4538Teen Titans Academy 2021 Yearbook1$5.9906/29/21DC
4649Far Sector12$3.9906/08/21DC
4742Superman Red And Blue4$5.9906/15/21DC
4855Batman And Scooby-Doo Mysteries3$2.9906/08/21DC
4945Catwoman 2021 Annual1$5.9906/29/21DC
5050Mister Miracle The Source of Freedom2$3.9906/22/21DC
5151Challenge of the Super Sons3$3.9906/08/21DC
5248Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries Extravaganza1$4.9906/29/21DC
5352Sensational Wonder Woman4$3.9906/01/21DC
5453Man-Bat5$3.9906/01/21DC
5554American Vampire 19769$3.9906/08/21DC
5656Dreaming Waking Hours11$3.9906/22/21DC
5757RWBY Justice League3$3.9906/22/21DC
5858Truth And Justice5$4.9906/15/21DC
5960Scooby-Doo Where Are You110$2.9906/15/21DC
6059Represent1$9.9906/15/21DC


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June 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.

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
Aquaman Deep Dives$16.9906/08/21DC
Batman By John Ridley The Deluxe Edition HC$17.9906/29/21DC
Batman Earth One Vol. 3 HC$24.9906/08/21DC
Batman The Adventures Continue Season One$19.9906/01/21DC
Batman The Golden Age Omnibus Vol 09 HC$125.0006/01/21DC
Batman Volume 3 Ghost Stories HC$24.9906/15/21DC
Batman White Knight Presents Harley Quinn HC$24.9906/29/21DC
Catwoman Soulstealer The Graphic Novel$16.9906/01/21DC
DC Comics Generations HC$29.9906/08/21DC
DC Through The 80s The Experiments HC$49.9906/22/21DC
DCeased Hope At World’s End HC$24.9906/15/21DC
Flash By Mark Waid Book 8$34.9906/29/21DC
Flash The Death of Iris West HC$39.9906/01/21DC
Future State Justice League$29.9906/22/21DC
Future State Superman$39.9906/29/21DC
Future State The Next Batman$34.9906/15/21DC
Green Lantern John Stewart A Celebration of 50 Years HC$39.9906/22/21DC
Harley Quinn Black White Red$19.9906/01/21DC
Justice League The New 52 Omnibus Vol. 1 HC$125.0006/22/21DC
Krypto The Superdog$9.9906/01/21DC
Mystery of the Meanest Teacher A Johnny Constantine Graphic Novel$9.9906/29/21DC
Space Jam A New Legacy$12.9906/29/21DC
Suicide Squad Casualties of War$29.9906/29/21DC
Sweet Tooth Compendium$59.9906/08/21DC
Tales From The DC Dark Multiverse II HC$34.9906/08/21DC
Teen Titans Beast Boy HC$19.9906/15/21DC
Transmetropolitan Book 5$29.9906/22/21DC