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June 2022 Comics Sales Early Look

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

June 2022 has five New Comic Book Days at Diamond and Penguin Random House, and four for DC's distributor, Lunar. June 2021 had four for both Diamond and Lunar.

In June, Penguin Random House becomes IDW's exclusive distributor, though if it follows the same pattern as with Marvel, Diamond will be able to sell its books as a wholesaler.

The estimated comics sales for the month are expected to become available sometime after the month. 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 May 2-8, 2022

• Top advance-reordered June-shipping comic book:
Closet #1 Cvr A Fullerton (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Elvira Mistress of the Dark Classic Years Omnibus (Dynamite)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
TMNT: The Last Ronin HC (IDW)

The launch of the new series The Closet from James Tynion IV and Gavin Fullerton was the top advance-reordered comic book.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Closet #1 Cvr A Fullerton$3.99Image06/01/22
2 Spawn Scorched #6 Cvr B McFarlane $2.99Image06/01/22
3Grim #1 2nd Ptg Flaviano$3.99Boom 06/01/22
4 TMNT The Last Ronin HC $29.99IDW 06/22/22
5Astronaut Down #1 Cvr A Rubine$4.99Aftershock06/01/22
6Amazing Spider-Man #3$3.99Marvel06/08/22
7Jane Foster Mighty Thor #1$3.99Marvel06/08/22
8Ghost Rider #1 3rd Ptg Cory Smith Var$5.99Marvel06/08/22
9Newthink #1 Cvr A Rahzzah$3.99AWA 06/01/22
10Endangered #1 Cvr A Joseph$3.99Blood Moon06/15/22
11Robyn Hood 2022 Cvr C Tao$7.99Zenescope06/15/22
12Fantastic Four Full Circle Alex Ross Px Slipcase Ed$40.00Abrams07/27/22
13Little Monsters #4 Cvr A Nguyen$3.99Image06/01/22
14Thor #26$3.99Marvel06/08/22
15Elvira Mistress Dark Classic Years Omnibus TPB$39.99Dynamite06/01/22
16TMNT Best of TMNT Collection TPB Vol. 1$29.99IDW 06/15/22
17Once & Future #26 Cvr A Mora$3.99Boom 06/01/22
18Spider-Gwen Gwenverse #2 2nd Ptg Nakayama Var$3.99Marvel06/08/22
19Jane Foster Mighty Thor #1 Momoko Var$3.99Marvel06/08/22
20 G.I. Joe Saturday Morning Adventures #4 Cvr A Schoening$3.99IDW 06/15/22
21Kali HC$29.99Dark Horse08/17/22
22Phalanx (One-Shot) Cvr A Luna$3.99Image06/01/22
23Spawn Scorched #6 Cvr C Blank Sketch Cvr$2.99Image06/01/22
24Ghost Rider #2 2nd Ptg Cory Smith Var$3.99Marvel06/08/22
25Avengers by Busiek Perez Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dm Var New Ptg$125.00Marvel10/19/22



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Advance reorders placed between May 9-15, 2022

• Top advance-reordered June-shipping comic book:
Spawn #330 Cvr C Revolver (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Clementine Book 1 (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
TMNT: The Last Ronin HC (IDW)

The Revolver cover of Spawn #330 was the top advance reordered comic book during the second week in May. The main cover is depicted.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Spawn #330 Cvr C Revolver$2.99Image06/08/22
2Grim #2 Cvr F Foc Reveal Var Hans$3.99Boom                           06/15/22
3Red Room Trigger Warnings #4 Cvr A$3.99 Fantagraphics 06/15/22
4 Clementine GN Book 1 $14.99Image06/22/22
5Something Is Killing The Children #24 Cvr A Dell Edera$3.99Boom                           06/22/22
6Twig #2 Cvr A Strahm$3.99Image06/08/22
7Twig #2 Cvr B Young$3.99Image06/08/22
8Grim #2 Cvr B Foil Flaviano$5.99Boom                           06/15/22
9Twig #2 Cvr C Momoko$3.99Image06/08/22
10Grim #2 Cvr A Flaviano$3.99Boom                           06/15/22
11Something Is Killing The Children #24 Cvr C Die Cut Bloody V$4.99Boom                           06/22/22
12Twig #2 Cvr D 10 Copy Incv Strahm Virgin$3.99Image06/08/22
13Elvira Wrath of Con One Shot$50.00Dynamite06/08/22
14Where Starships Go To Die #1 Cvr A Haun$4.99Aftershock06/08/22
15Something Is Killing The Children #24 Cvr B Die Cut Mask Var$4.99Boom                           06/22/22
16 TMNT The Last Ronin HC $29.99IDW                          06/22/22
17Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #2 Cvr B Frazetta$4.99Opus06/08/22
18Skybound Presents Afterschool #1$4.99Image06/08/22
19Grim #2 Cvr C Frison$3.99Boom                           06/15/22
20Amazing Spider-Man #1 2nd Ptg Romita Jr Var$5.99Marvel06/15/22
21Godzilla Rivals Vs Gigan Oneshot Cvr A Ej Su$7.99IDW                          06/29/22
22Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #2 Cvr A Linsner$4.99Opus06/08/22
23Fine A Comic About Gender GN$21.00Liveright06/15/22
24Black Hammer Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dark Horse08/24/22
25Ward #1$3.99Dark Horse06/08/22


Advance reorder charts will be released weekly during the month. 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 December also put titles on these lists, the charts are ranked by invoiced dollars, which is what retailers actually paid.



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Reorders placed between May 30-June 5, 2022

• Top reordered comic book:
Amazing Spider-Man #2 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Moon Knight Lemire Smallwood Complete Collection (Marvel)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Something is Killing the Children Deluxe Ed. Book 1 (Boom)

Several comic books that released May 25 made the lower half of the charts, a bit of a change after several months of charts heavily populated by manga.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Something Is Killing Children Dlx Ed HC Book 1$49.99Boom 11/17/21Find it on eBay
2Moon Knight Lemire Smallwood Complete Collection TPB$34.99Marvel03/09/22Find it on eBay
3Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
4Moon Knight TPB Vol. 1 Midnight Missions$17.99Marvel02/16/22Find it on eBay
5Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom 06/10/20Find it on eBay
6Death Note Black Ed TPB Vol. 1$14.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
7Decorum HC$39.99Image04/20/22
8Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 10$49.99Dark Horse03/09/22Find it on eBay
9Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
10Saga Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99Image08/21/19Find it on eBay
11Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 2$9.99Viz 02/05/20Find it on eBay
12Many Deaths of Laila Starr TPB$14.99Boom 01/12/22Find it on eBay
13Nijigahara Holograph HC$29.99FantagraphicsBacklistFind it on eBay
14Gyo 2In1 Dlx Ed HC Junji Ito$22.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
15Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 3$64.99Image07/18/18Find it on eBay
16Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse02/27/19Find it on eBay
17Amazing Spider-Man #2$3.99Marvel 5/25/22 Find it on eBay
18Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 4$14.99Boom 01/12/22
19Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 2$14.99Boom 11/25/20Find it on eBay
20Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1 (New Edition)$59.99Image02/24/21
21Department of Truth #18 Cvr A Simmonds$3.99Image 5/25/22
22Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 3$49.99Dark Horse10/23/19Find it on eBay
23Spectro One Shot #1 Cvr A Doe$7.99Aftershock 5/25/22
24Saga #59$2.99Image 5/25/22 Find it on eBay
25Devils Reign Omega #1$4.99Marvel 5/25/22



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Reorders placed between June 6-12, 2022

• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Vol. 2 (Viz)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Something Is Killing the Children HC Book 1 (Boom)

No comic books whatsoever made the Top 25 reordered items list, which is sorted by Diamond by dollars and not units. While an infrequent occurrence, it has happened several times.

Note that Diamond only handles around 35-40% of Marvel and IDW's comic book orders.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Gn Vol. 2$9.99Viz                           09/05/18Find it on eBay
2Something Is Killing Children Dlx Ed HC Book 1$49.99Boom                           11/17/21Find it on eBay
3Elvira Mistress Dark Classic Years Omnibus TPB$39.99Dynamite06/01/22Find it on eBay
4Moon Knight Lemire Smallwood Complete Collection TPB$34.99Marvel03/09/22Find it on eBay
5Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19Find it on eBay
6Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
7Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom                           06/10/20Find it on eBay
8Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee HC Book 1$49.99Image06/02/22
9Frankenstein HC Junji Ito Story Collection$22.99Viz                           10/17/18Find it on eBay
10Many Deaths of Laila Starr TPB$14.99Boom                           01/12/22Find it on eBay
11Summertime Rendering TPB Vol. 2$19.99UdonBacklistFind it on eBay
12Summertime Rendering TPB Vol. 3$19.99UdonBacklistFind it on eBay
13Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 3$49.99Dark Horse10/23/19Find it on eBay
14Moon Knight TPB Vol. 1 Midnight Missions$17.99Marvel02/16/22Find it on eBay
15Gyo 2In1 Dlx Ed HC Junji Ito$22.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
16Toilet Bound Hanako Kun Gn Vol. 1$13.00Yen                               01/22/20Find it on eBay
17Death Note Short Stories Gn$14.99Viz05/11/22Find it on eBay
18Reckless HC$24.99Image12/16/20Find it on eBay
19Solo Leveling Gn Vol. 1$20.00Yen02/24/21Find it on eBay
20Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 4$49.99Dark Horse02/26/20Find it on eBay
21Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
22Death Note Black Ed TPB Vol. 1$14.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
23Thor by Jason Aaron Complete Collection TPB Vol. 1$39.99Marvel04/13/22Find it on eBay
24Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 4$14.99Boom                           01/12/22
25Lovesickness Junji Ito Story Coll HC$22.99Viz04/21/21Find it on eBay



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Reorders placed between June 13-19, 2022

• Top reordered June-shipping comic book:
Amazing Spider-Man #3 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Vol. 2 (Viz)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Dark Ark Complete Arc (Aftershock)

Star Wars Tales: Krssantan #1 ranked 11th; its page count may put it between a comic book and a graphic novel.

Note that Diamond only handles around 35-40% of Marvel and IDW's comic book orders.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1 Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Vol. 2 $9.99Viz                           09/05/18Find it on eBay
2 Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 7 $9.99Viz12/02/20Find it on eBay
3Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99Image02/24/21
4Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 2$14.99Boom                           11/25/20Find it on eBay
5Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 4$14.99Boom                           01/12/22
6Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom                           06/10/20Find it on eBay
7Dark Ark Complete Arc HC$59.99Aftershock06/08/22
8Moon Knight by Bendis & Maleev Complete Coll TPB$29.99Marvel02/02/22Find it on eBay
9Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
10Stray Dogs TPB$16.99Image09/15/21
11Krrsantan Star Wars Tales #1$7.99Marvel06/08/22
12Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee HC Book 01$49.99Image06/02/22
13Elvira Mistress Dark Classic Years Omnibus TPB$39.99DynamiteBacklistFind it on eBay
14Rose of Versailles Gn Vol. 1$38.99Udon01/22/20Find it on eBay
15Amazing Spider-Man #3$3.99Marvel06/08/22
16Murder Falcon Dlx Ed HC$29.99Image06/02/22Find it on eBay
17Bone Orchard Mythos HC Passageway$17.99Image06/15/22
18Solo Leveling Gn Vol. 1$20.00Yen02/24/21Find it on eBay
19Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19Find it on eBay
20Moon Knight Lemire Smallwood Complete Collection TPB$34.99Marvel03/09/22Find it on eBay
21Aftershock Triple Play #1$4.99Aftershock12/15/21Find it on eBay
22Crossover TPB Vol. 2$19.99Image06/08/22
23Decorum HC$39.99Image04/20/22
24Closet #1 Cvr A Fullerton$3.99Image06/02/22
25Solo Leveling Gn Vol. 4$20.00Yen                               05/11/22Find it on eBay



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Reorders placed between June 20-26, 2022

• Top reordered comic book:
Aftershock Triple Play #1 (Aftershock)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Something is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1 (Boom)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Dark Ark Complete Arc (Aftershock)

Aftershock published two of the category leaders.

Note that Diamond only handles around 35-40% of Marvel and IDW's comic book orders.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom 06/10/20Find it on eBay
2Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
3Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 2$14.99Boom 11/25/20Find it on eBay
4Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1 (New Edition)$59.99Image02/24/21
5Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19Find it on eBay
6Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 4$14.99Boom 01/12/22
7Stray Dogs TPB$16.99Image09/15/21
8Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 3$14.99Boom 06/09/21
9Dark Ark Complete Arc HC$59.99Aftershock06/08/22
10Bone Orchard Mythos HC Passageway$17.99Image06/15/22
11Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
12Death Note Black Ed TPB Vol. 3$14.99Viz Backlist
13Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 2$59.99Image12/15/21
14Aftershock Triple Play #1$4.99Aftershock12/15/21Find it on eBay
15Death Note Black Ed TPB Vol. 1$14.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
16Paper Girls Comp Story TPB$49.99Image10/20/21Find it on eBay
17Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 3$64.99Image07/18/18Find it on eBay
18Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee HC Book 01$49.99Image06/02/22
19Critical Role Mighty Nein Origins HC Caleb Widogast$17.99Dark Horse02/09/22Find it on eBay
20Saga Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99Image08/21/19Find it on eBay
21Curse Words Omnibus HC$59.99Image06/15/22Find it on eBay
22Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 3$49.99Dark Horse10/23/19Find it on eBay
23Frankenstein HC Junji Ito Story Collection$22.99Viz 10/17/18Find it on eBay
24Deadpool Samurai Gn Gn 02$9.99Viz 06/15/22Find it on eBay
25Rose of Versailles Gn Vol. 2$38.99Udon07/22/20Find it on eBay


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.