August 2021 Comics Sales Early Look

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

August 2021 has four New Comic Book Days at Diamond, and five for DC's distributor, Lunar. August 2020 had four for Diamond and four for Lunar.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in September 2021. 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 July 5-11, 2021

• Top advance reordered August comic book:
Stray Dogs #5 2nd Ptg Cover A (Image)
• Top advance reordered softcover graphic novel:
Eternals TPB Vol. 1: Only Death is Eternal (Marvel)

Multiple issues of Image's Stray Dogs got reprints during this week, and Image took the top eight slots on the chart as a result.

No hardcovers made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Stray Dogs #5 2nd Ptg Cvr A$3.99Image08/04/21
2 Stray Dogs #1 5th Ptg Cvr A$3.99Image08/04/21
3Me You Love In The Dark #1 Cvr A Corona$3.99Image08/04/21
4Stray Dogs #2 4th Ptg$3.99Image08/04/21
5Stray Dogs #3 4th Ptg$3.99Image08/04/21
6Stray Dogs #4 4th Ptg$3.99Image08/04/21
7Stray Dogs #1 5Th Ptg Cvr B Blank$3.99Image08/04/21
8Skybound X #1 2nd Ptg Cvr A Corona$4.99Image08/04/21
9Spirits of Vengeance Spirit Rider #1$4.99Marvel08/04/21
10X-Men #2$3.99Marvel08/04/21
11Star Wars War Bounty Hunters 4-Lom Zuckuss #1$4.99Marvel08/04/21
12Sinister War #2$4.99Marvel08/04/21
13Extreme Carnage Lasher #1$3.99Marvel08/04/21
14Not All Robots #1 Cvr A Rahzzah$3.99AWA08/04/21
15Skybound X #5 Cvr A Finch$4.99Image08/04/21
16Hellions #14 Inhyuk Lee Aapih Var$3.99Marvel08/04/21
17Deadpool Black White Blood #1$4.99Marvel08/04/21
18X-Men #2 Inhyuk Lee Aapih Var$3.99Marvel08/04/21
19Tmnt Best of Casey Jones$5.99IDW08/04/21
20Not All Robots #1 Cvr B Deodata Jr$3.99AWA08/04/21
21Spirits of Vengeance Spirit Rider #1 Rodriguez Var$4.99Marvel08/04/21
22Stray Dogs #5 2nd Ptg Cvr B 10 Copy Incv$3.99Image08/04/21
23Immortal Hulk #49 Bennett Homage Var$3.99Marvel08/04/21
24Eternals TPB Vol. 1 Only Death Is Eternal$17.99Marvel09/01/21
25Avengers #47$3.99Marvel08/04/21

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Advance reorders placed between July 12-18, 2021

• Top advance-reordered August-shipping comic book:
Star Wars: High Republic Adventures - Monster of Temple Peak #1 (IDW)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Mighty Marvel Masterworks Coming of the Avengers Vol. 1 Orig DM Var (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
X-Men Hellfire Gala Red Carpet Collection HC DM Var (Marvel)

Also highly ranking was Eat the Rich #1, a new launch from Boom by writer Sarah Galley and artist Pius Bak.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Star Wars High Republic Adv Monster Temple Peak #1$4.99IDW08/11/21
2Eat The Rich #1 Cvr A Tong$3.99Boom08/18/21
3X-Men Hellfire Gala Red Carpet Collection HC Dm Var$75.00Marvel09/08/21
4Eat The Rich #1 Cvr C Frison$3.99Boom08/18/21
5Star Wars High Republic #8$3.99Marvel08/11/21
6X-Men Hellfire Gala Red Carpet Collection HC Larraz Cvr$75.00Marvel09/08/21
7Marvels Voices Pride #1 2nd Ptg Var$9.99Marvel08/11/21
8Black Cat Annual #1 2nd Ptg Yune Var Infd$4.99Marvel08/11/21
9Defenders #1 Momoko Silver Surfer Var$3.99Marvel08/11/21
10Eat The Rich #1 Cvr B Carey$3.99Boom08/18/21
11Masters of the Universe Revelation #2 Cvr A Wilkins$3.99Dark Horse08/11/21
12Defenders #1$3.99Marvel08/11/21
13Star Wars Darth Vader by Soule Omnibus HC Deodato Cvr$100.00Marvel10/20/21
14Campisi #1 Cvr A Galan$4.99Aftershock08/11/21
15Spider-Man Spiders Shadow #5$3.99Marvel08/11/21
16Dark Blood #1 2nd Ptg Alleyne$3.99Boom08/11/21
17Miles Morales Spider-Man #29$3.99Marvel08/11/21
18Daredevil #31 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel08/11/21
19 Mighty MMW Avengers Coming Avengers Gn TPB Vol. 1 Orig Dm Var $15.99Marvel09/08/21
20Captain Marvel #31 Inhyuk Lee Aapih Var$3.99Marvel08/11/21
21Mighty Thor Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Kirby Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel12/29/21
22X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel01/05/22
23Eat The Rich #1 Cvr D 10 Copy Incv Del Duca$3.99Boom08/18/21
24Fight Girls #2$3.99AWA08/11/21
25Star Wars High Republic #8 Anindito Var$3.99Marvel08/11/21

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 August 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.