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August 2022 Comics Sales Early Look

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

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

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 June 27-July 3, 2022

• Top advance-reordered August-shipping comic book:
Ghost Rider Vengeance Forever #1 PX DCD 40th Larraz Variant (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Avatar: The Last Airbender TPB Box Set (Dark Horse)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Die HC (Image)

A Diamond-only variant, Ghost Rider Vengeance Forever #1's Larraz cover was limited to 4,000 copies.

Note that Diamond only represents around 35-40% of the comic book orders for Marvel and IDW, and does not offer DC comics.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1 Ghost Rider Vengeance Forever #1 PX DCD 40th Larraz Var $4.99Marvel08/10/22
2Die HC$59.99Image11/02/22
3Edge of Spider-Verse #1 Yu Spider-Rex Var$4.99Marvel08/03/22
4Edge of Spider-Verse #1$4.99Marvel08/03/22
5 Last Shadowhawk #1 3D (30th Annv One-Shot) $7.99Image09/07/22
6Edge of Spider-Verse #1 Bengal Connecting Var$4.99Marvel08/03/22
7 Avatar Last Airbender TPB Box Set $38.97Dark Horse10/05/22
8Edge of Spider-Verse #1 Young Var$4.99Marvel08/03/22
9Stranger Things Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dark Horse10/12/22
10Fortnite X Marvel HC Zero War Premiere$29.99Marvel11/23/22
11Predator #1$4.99Marvel08/10/22
12House of Slaughter #7 Cvr C Bodybag Var Kago$4.99Boom                           07/27/22
13Minecraft Box Set$32.97Dark Horse10/12/22
14Last Comic Book On The Left TPB$19.99Z207/27/22
15Rick & Morty Oni 25Th Annv Ed #1$9.99Oni08/03/22
16House of Slaughter #7 Cvr A Albuquerque$3.99Boom                           07/27/22
17Predator #1 Young Var$4.99Marvel08/10/22
18Hollows (One-Shot) Cvr A Kieth$9.99Image07/27/22
19Book of Shadows #1 Cvr A Albuquerque$3.99Valiant07/27/22
20Public Domain #2$3.99Image07/27/22
21Minecraft Wither Without You Box Set$32.97Dark Horse10/12/22
22Witcher Ronin TPB$19.99Dark Horse10/19/22
23Spawn Scorched #8 Cvr A Lee$2.99Image07/27/22
24Thor #26 2nd Ptg Coccolo Var$3.99Marvel08/03/22
25Hellboy Weird Tales TPB$24.99Dark Horse11/09/22



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Advance reorders placed between July 4-10, 2022

• Top advance-reordered August-shipping comic book:
Amazing Fantasy #1000 DCD 40th Momoko Virgin Var (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
NIght of LIving Cat GN Vol. 1 (Seven Seas)

Once again, a Diamond 40th anniversary exclusive variant led the list; this one is limited to 5,000 copies. No hardcover graphic novels made the list.

Note that Diamond only represents around 35-40% of the comic book orders for Marvel and IDW, and does not offer DC comics in North America.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Amazing Fantasy #1000 Px DCD 40th Momoko Virgin Var$7.99Marvel08/31/22
2Eight Billion Genies #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Image08/03/22
3Grim #2 2nd Ptg Flaviano$3.99Boom                           08/03/22
4Alien #1 Px DCD 40th Charest Virgin Inks Var$3.99Marvel09/07/22
5Star Wars Mandalorian #2$4.99Marvel08/17/22
6Ghost Rider Vengeance Forever #1 Px DCD 40Th Larraz Var$4.99Marvel08/10/22
7Dead Lucky #1 Cvr A Carlomagno$3.99Image08/03/22
8Closet #3 Cvr A Fullerton$3.99Image08/03/22
9Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #1 4th Ptg$4.99Opus08/03/22
10Twig #4 Cvr A Strahm$3.99Image08/03/22
11Vineyard #1 Cvr A Kivela$4.99Aftershock08/03/22
12Night of Living Cat GN Vol. 1$13.99Seven Seas09/28/22
13Sacrament #1 Cvr A Frusin$3.99AWA                                     08/03/22
14Dead Lucky #1 Cvr B Sabbatini & Mafuriah$3.99Image08/03/22
15Twig #4 Cvr B Young$3.99Image08/03/22
16Brzrkr (Berzerker) #9 2nd Ptg Garney$3.99Boom                           08/03/22
17Fortnite X Marvel Zero War #3$4.99Marvel08/17/22
18Spawn #332 Cvr A Yu$2.99Image08/03/22
19Amazing Spider-Man #7$3.99Marvel08/10/22
20Survival Street #1 Cvr B Dewey$3.99Dark Horse08/03/22
21Twig #4 Cvr C Momoko$3.99Image08/03/22
22Golden Rage #1 Cvr A Knight$3.99Image08/03/22
23Halo Initiation & Escalation TPB$39.99Dark Horse10/19/22
24Survival Street #1 Cvr A Kussainov$3.99Dark Horse08/03/22
25Little Monsters #6 Cvr A Nguyen$3.99Image08/03/22



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Advance reorders placed between July 11-17, 2022

• Top advance-reordered August-shipping comic book:
Eight Billion Genies #2 2nd Printing (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Best of EC Artisan Edition SC (IDW)

Reprints of Eight Billion Genies took four slots in the Top 10.

Note that Diamond only represents around 35-40% of the comic book orders for Marvel and IDW, and does not offer DC comics.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Best of EC Artisan Edition SC$39.99IDW                          09/21/22
2Eight Billion Genies #2 2nd Ptg$3.99Image08/10/22
3Eight Billion Genies #3 2nd Ptg$3.99Image08/10/22
4Amazing Fantasy #1000 Px DCD 40th Momoko Virgin Var$7.99Marvel08/31/22
5Eight Billion Genies #4 Cvr A Browne$3.99Image08/10/22
6Eight Billion Genies #4 Cvr B Ward$3.99Image08/10/22
7Amazing Fantasy #1000 Js Campbell Var$7.99Marvel08/31/22
8Amazing Fantasy #1000$7.99Marvel08/31/22
9Love Everlasting #1 Cvr A Charretier$3.99Image08/10/22
10Edge of Spider-Verse #2$4.99Marvel08/17/22
11Astro City Metrobook TPB Vol. 2$34.99Image08/24/22
12Samurai Doggy #1 Cvr A Santtos$4.99Aftershock08/10/22
13Heart Eyes #1 Cvr A Ibanez$4.99Vault08/17/22
14Love & Rockets Magazine #12$4.99 Fantagraphics 08/24/22
15Daredevil #2$5.99Marvel08/17/22
16Amazing Fantasy #1000 Momoko Var$7.99Marvel08/31/22
17Love Everlasting #1 Cvr E Frison$3.99Image08/10/22
18Love Everlasting #1 Cvr B Mann$3.99Image08/10/22
19King Spawn #13 Cvr A Aguillo$2.99Image08/10/22
20Wynd Throne In Sky #1 Cvr L Bg Var Pantazis$5.99Boom                           08/24/22
21Step by Bloody Step TPB$17.99Image08/24/22
22Edge of Spider-Verse #2 Souza Var$4.99Marvel08/17/22
23Wynd Throne In Sky #1 Cvr J Foc Reveal Var$5.99Boom                           08/24/22
24Deadliest Bouquet #1 Cvr A Melo$3.99Image08/10/22
25Wynd Throne In Sky #1 Cvr A Dialynas$5.99Boom                           08/24/22



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Advance reorders placed between July 18-24, 2022

• Top advance-reordered August-shipping comic book:
Grim #4 Cvr F Reveal Beem (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Newburn TPB Vol. 1 (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Boys Dear Becky HC (Dynamite)

Several copies of Grim made the Top 10.

Note that Diamond only represents around 35-40% of the comic book orders for Marvel and IDW, and does not offer DC comics.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Grim #4 Cvr F Foc Reveal Beem$3.99Boom                           08/24/22
2Grim #3 2nd Ptg Flaviano$3.99Boom                           08/17/22
3Power Rangers Unltd Death Ranger #1 Cvr A Valerio$7.99Boom                           08/31/22
4Power Rangers Unltd Death Ranger #1 Cvr B Foil$8.99Boom                           08/31/22
5Grim #4 Cvr A Flaviano$3.99Boom                           08/24/22
6Grim #4 Cvr B Foil Flaviano$5.99Boom                           08/24/22
7Jimmys Little Bastards #1 Cvr A Clarke$7.99Aftershock08/17/22
8Cradle of Filth #2 Cvr A Christensen$6.66Opus08/24/22
9 20th Century Men #1 Cvr A Morian $3.99Image08/17/22
10Grim #4 Cvr C Frison$3.99Boom                           08/24/22
11Gunslinger Spawn #11 Cvr A Lee$2.99Image08/17/22
12End After End #1 Cvr A Sunando (Res)$4.99Vault08/24/22
13Newburn TPB Vol. 1$16.99Image08/31/22
14Amazing Spider-Man #8$3.99Marvel08/24/22
15Evanescence Echoes From Void #1 Cvr A Mckernan$4.99Opus08/24/22
16Boys Dear Becky HC$29.99Dynamite08/17/22
17Spawn Origins TPB Vol. 22$16.99Image08/31/22
18Shirtless Bear-Fighter 2 #1 Cvr A Johnson$3.99Image08/17/22
19Madballs Vs Garbage Pail Kids #2 Cvr A Simko$3.99Dynamite08/17/22
20Boys #1 Gold Foil Ed$19.99Dynamite08/17/22
21Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #4 Cvr B Frazetta$4.99Opus08/24/22
22End After End #1 Cvr B Kangas (Res)$4.99Vault08/24/22
23Man Goat & Bunnyman Green Eggs & Blam #2 Cvr C Reyes$5.99Zenescope08/17/22
24Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #4 Cvr A Turini$4.99Opus08/24/22
25Gunslinger Spawn #11 Cvr B Booth$2.99Image08/17/22



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Advance reorders placed between July 25-31, 2022

• Top advance-reordered August-shipping comic book:
Star Wars: Mandalorian #1 2nd Ptg Photo Variant (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Regarding the Matter of Oswald's Body TPB (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Star Wars: Tales from the Rancor's Pit HC (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse returned a Star Wars title to the top of a category after a multi-year hiatus without the license.

Note that Diamond only represents a portion of the comic book orders for Marvel and IDW, and does not offer DC comics.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Star Wars Mandalorian #1 2nd Ptg Photo Var$4.99Marvel08/31/22
2Alien #1 PX DCD 40th Charest Virgin Inks Var$3.99Marvel09/07/22
3Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #1 Cvr A Marangon $3.99Dark Horse08/24/22
4Gun Honey Blood For Blood #1 Cvr B Lau$3.99Titan                            08/24/22
5Gun Honey Blood For Blood #1 Cvr G Hugault Nude Bagged$10.00Titan                            08/24/22
6Gun Honey Blood For Blood #1 5 Copy Foc Incv Linsner Sketch$3.99Titan                            08/31/22
7Gun Honey Blood For Blood #1 Foc Hughes Copic Virgin$3.99Titan                            08/24/22
8Star Wars Tales From The Rancors Pit HC$19.99Dark Horse11/23/22
9Department of Truth #20 Cvr A Simmonds$3.99Image08/24/22
10Magic Ajani Goldmane #1 Cvr A Olivetti$8.99Boom                           08/24/22
11Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #1 Cvr B Valderrama$3.99Dark Horse08/24/22
12Minor Threats #1 Cvr D Foc Var Ward$4.99Dark Horse08/24/22
13Gun Honey Blood For Blood #1 Cvr A Hughes$3.99Titan                            08/24/22
14Minor Threats #1 Cvr A Hepburn$4.99Dark Horse08/24/22
15Public Domain #3$3.99Image08/24/22
16Gun Honey Blood For Blood #1 Foc Mcginnis Virgin$3.99Titan                            08/24/22
17Thunderbolts #1$4.99Marvel08/31/22
18Art of God of War Ragnarok HC$49.99Dark Horse11/30/22
19Mr Easta #1 Cvr A Wallis$4.99Scout08/31/22
20Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 12$49.99Dark Horse11/09/22
21Spawn Scorched #9 Cvr A Robeck$2.99Image08/24/22
22Daredevil by Miller Janson Omnibus HC Bullseye Elektra Dm Va$100.00Marvel01/11/23
23Regarding Matter of Oswalds Body TPB$17.99Boom                           08/24/22
24Gun Honey Blood For Blood #1 Cvr C Cosplay$3.99Titan                            08/24/22
25Spidey Amazing Friends Halloween 2022 (Bundle of 20) (Net)$5.00Marvel10/05/22


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 August 1-7, 2022

• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Paper Girls Complete Story (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Boys Oversized Omnibus HC Vol. 3 (Dynamite)

After weeks with The Boys Oversized Omnibuseditions in first place, other titles finally pushed through to the top. But one still took top hardcover.

No comic books made the list.

Note that Diamond only handles a portion of Marvel and IDW's comic book orders, and does not carry DC products in North America.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn sale Find it at
1 Paper Girls Complete Story TPB$49.99Image10/20/21Find it on eBay
2Toilet Bound Hanako Kun Gn Vol. 3$13.00Yen                               06/10/20Find it on eBay
3Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
4Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom                           06/10/20Find it on eBay
5Boys Oversized Omnibus HC Vol. 3$99.99Dynamite                                07/06/22
6My Hero Academia Gn Vol. 1$9.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
7Paper Girls TPB Vol. 1$9.99ImageBacklist
8Toilet Bound Hanako Kun Gn Vol. 10$13.00Yen                               10/13/21Find it on eBay
9Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
10Ice Cream Man Sundae Ed HC Vol. 1$44.99Image08/03/22Find it on eBay
11Amazing Spider-Man #6$9.99MarvelBacklistFind it on eBay
12No Longer Human HC Junji Ito$34.99Viz                           01/08/20Find it on eBay
13Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 2$14.99Boom                           11/25/20Find it on eBay
14Solo Leveling Gn Vol. 1$20.00Yen02/24/21Find it on eBay
15Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Kirby Dm Var 4th Ptg$125.00Marvel07/20/22Find it on eBay
16Boys Oversized Omnibus HC Vol. 2$99.99Dynamite                                06/29/22Find it on eBay
17Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 3$64.99Image07/18/18Find it on eBay
18Something Is Killing Children Dlx Slip HC Book 01 (2nd Ed)$69.99Boom                           07/20/22
19Invincible HC Vol. 1 Ultimate Coll$39.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
20Paper Girls Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$34.99Image11/08/17
21Toilet Bound Hanako Kun Gn Vol. 7$13.00Yen                               02/24/21
22Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 3$14.99Boom                           06/09/21
23Something Is Killing Children Dlx Ed HC Book 01$49.99Boom                           11/17/21Find it on eBay
24Paper Girls Dlx Ed HC Vol. 2$34.99Image04/03/19Find it on eBay
25Death Note Black Ed TPB Vol. 1$14.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay



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Reorders placed between August 8-14, 2022

• Top reordered comic book:
Amazing Spider-Man #6 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Bone One Volume Edition SC New Printing (Cartoon Books)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Marvel Comics Library HC Vol. 2 Avengers (Taschen)

Amazing Spider-Man #6, which Marvel called the 900th issue of the often-restarted series, was the top comic book.

Note that Diamond only handles a portion of Marvel and IDW's comic book orders, and does not carry DC products in North America.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1 Bone One Vol. Ed SC New Ptg $44.95CartoonBacklistFind it on eBay
2 Johnny Homicidal Maniac SC New Ptg $24.95Slave LaborBacklistFind it on eBay
3No Longer Human HC Junji Ito$34.99Viz                           01/08/20Find it on eBay
4Chainsaw Man Gn Vol. 11$9.99Viz                           06/08/22
5Spy X Family Gn Vol. 2$9.99Viz                           09/02/20Find it on eBay
6One Piece 3In1 TPB Vol. 1$14.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
7Amazing Spider-Man #6$9.99Marvel 7/27/22
8Avengers Epic Collection Kang War TPB$44.99Marvel08/03/22
9Death Note Black Ed TPB Vol. 6$14.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
10Solo Leveling Gn Vol. 1$20.00Yen02/24/21Find it on eBay
11Marvel Comics Library HC Vol. 2 Avengers$200.00TaschenBacklistFind it on eBay
12Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Gn Vol. 14$9.99Viz07/22/20Find it on eBay
13Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Alex Ross Cvr 4th Ptg$125.00MarvelBacklistFind it on eBay
14Edge of Spider-Verse #1$4.99Marvel08/03/22Find it on eBay
15One Piece Gn Vol. 1 (Curr Ptg)$9.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
16Deserter Junji Ito Story Coll HC$22.99Viz                           12/22/21Find it on eBay
17Death Note Black Ed TPB Vol. 1$14.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
18Chainsaw Man Gn Vol. 8$9.99Viz                           12/08/21Find it on eBay
19X-Men Legends #1$3.99Marvel 8/10/22 Find it on eBay
20One Punch Man Gn Vol. 4$9.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
21Moon Knight Lemire Smallwood Complete Collection TPB$34.99Marvel03/09/22Find it on eBay
22Hawk The Slayer #1$6.50Rebellion08/03/22Find it on eBay
23Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Kirby Dm Var 4th Ptg$125.00Marvel07/20/22Find it on eBay
24My Hero Academia Gn Vol. 2$9.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
25Toilet Bound Hanako Kun Gn Vol. 3$13.00Yen                               06/10/20Find 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.