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September 2023 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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

Of the three major distributors for comic books to comics shops — Diamond Comic Distributors, Penguin Random House, and Lunar DIstribution, the only sales reports currently released by any of those distributors are reorder charts from Diamond. They are seen below and added as they're released each week. Follow @Comichron on Facebook and Twitter to get the alert when new charts are added.

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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 August 7-13, 2023

• Top advance-reordered comic book:
Harriet Tubman Demon Slayer #1 Cvr I FOC Kirby Homage (Massive)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Ghostlore Vol. 1 (Publisher)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Thor by Straczynski Gillen Omnibus HC DM Var (Marvel)

With Image Comics being wholesaled rather than distributed by Diamond starting with September-release comics, no Image titles made the Top 25 and Marvel titles took 15 of the 25 slots.

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


Items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below have preorder links from Things from Another World; this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Harriet Tubman Demon Slayer #1 Cvr I Foc Kirby Homage$4.99Massive09/13/23
2Heat Seeker Gun Honey Series #3 Cvr E Caranfa Nude Ba$10.00Titan09/06/23
3Werewolf by Night #1 Adam Hughes Var$5.99Marvel09/13/23
4Werewolf by Night #1$5.99Marvel09/13/23
5X-Men Hellfire Gala 2023 #1 2nd Ptg Phil Noto Var$8.99Marvel09/13/23
6 Thor by Straczynski Gillen Omnibus HC DM Var $125.00Marvel01/24/24
7Coda #1 Cvr A Bergara$4.99Boom 09/13/23
8Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi #1$4.99Marvel09/13/23
9Death of Venomverse #4$4.99Marvel09/13/23
10Heat Seeker Gun Honey Series #3 Foc Leirix Virgin (Mr$3.99Titan09/06/23
11Harriet Tubman Demon Slayer #1 Cvr A Ellis$4.99Massive09/13/23
12Death of Venomverse #4 Ken Niimura Design Var$4.99Marvel09/13/23
13Venom Annual #1$4.99Marvel09/13/23
14Alligator Loki #1 Skottie Young Var$5.99Marvel09/13/23
15House of Slaughter #17 Cvr A Rodriguez$3.99Boom 09/13/23
16What If Dark Spider-Gwen #1 2nd Ptg Greg Land Var$4.99Marvel09/13/23
17Usagi Yojimbo Ice & Snow #1 Cvr B Young$4.99Dark Horse09/27/23
18Avengers Inc #1 Alex Ross Connect Avengers Part C Var$4.99Marvel09/13/23
19Ghostlore TPB Vol. 1$16.99Boom 11/08/23
20Incredible Hulk #4$3.99Marvel09/13/23
21Sabrina Annual Spectacular One Shot$3.99Archie09/06/23
22Miles Morales Spider-Man #10$3.99Marvel09/13/23
23Death of Venomverse #1 2nd Ptg Barends Var$4.99Marvel09/13/23
24Heat Seeker Gun Honey Series #3 Cvr A Leirix$3.99Titan09/06/23
25Avengers Inc #1$4.99Marvel09/13/23



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Advance reorders placed between August 14-20, 2023

• Top advance-reordered comic book:
Predator Vs. Wolverine #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Jim Henson's Labyrinth Beyond the Goblin City (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
TMNT The Last Ronin Director's Cut HC (IDW)

With Image Comics being wholesaled rather than distributed by Diamond starting with September-release comics, only one Image title made the Top 25 while Marvel titles took 15 of the 25 slots.

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


Items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below have preorder links from Things from Another World; this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Predator Vs Wolverine #1$7.99Marvel09/20/23
2Rare Flavours #1 Cvr A Andrade$4.99Boom09/20/23
3TMNT Last Ronin Directors Cut HC$49.99IDW09/27/23
4Predator Vs Wolverine #1 Mike Mckone Wolverine Homage Var$7.99Marvel09/20/23
5Predator Vs Wolverine #1 Skottie Young Var$7.99Marvel09/20/23
6Predator Vs Wolverine #1 Mike Mckone Predator Homage Var$7.99Marvel09/20/23
7Dead by Daylight #3 Foc Foil Hervas$14.99Titan09/27/23
8Uncanny Spider-Man #1$4.99Marvel09/20/23
9Judgment Day Omnibus HC Dm Var$125.00Marvel01/31/24
10Rare Flavours #1 Cvr B Foil Moon$6.99Boom09/20/23
11Zomvikings #1 Cvr A Olivetti$12.99Fairsquare09/20/23
12Predator Vs Wolverine #1 Steve Mcniven Var$7.99Marvel09/20/23
13Star Wars Dark Droids D-Squad #1$5.99Marvel09/20/23
14Negaduck #1 Cvr A Middleton$3.99Dynamite09/13/23
15Uncanny Spider-Man #1 Skottie Young Var$4.99Marvel09/20/23
16Predator Vs Wolverine #1 Peach Momoko Var$7.99Marvel09/20/23
17Amazing Spider-Man #34$3.99Marvel09/20/23
18Judgment Day Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel01/31/24
19What If Dark Carnage #1$4.99Marvel09/20/23
20Dead by Daylight #3 Cvr A Hervas$4.99Titan09/27/23
21Nocterra #16 Cvr A Daniel & Maiolo$3.99Image09/13/23
22X-Men Annual #1$4.99Marvel09/20/23
23Wolverine #37 Greg Capullo Var$4.99Marvel09/20/23
24Jim Henson Labyrinth Beyond The Goblin City TPB$19.99Boom11/15/23
25Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck Les Miserables & War & Peace HC$29.99Fantagraphics09/20/23



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Advance reorders placed between August 21-27, 2023

• Top advance-reordered comic book:
Something is Killing the Children #33 Cover F FOC Reveal Spot UV (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered new series debut:
Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder #1 Cvr A Francavilla (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Complete Klaus Deluxe HC (Boom)

Boom had the top item in every category that charted — a consequence in part of it being the largest exclusive publisher remaining at Diamond.

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


Items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below have preorder links from Things from Another World; this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Something Is Killing The Children #33 Cvr F Foc Rvl Spot Uv$4.99Boom 09/20/23
2Conan Barbarian #1 3rd Ptg Foil Logo Cvr Panosian B&W Virgin$13.99Titan09/27/23
3Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder # 1 Cvr A Francavilla$7.99Boom 09/27/23
4Something Is Killing The Children #33 Cvr A Dell Edera$3.99Boom 09/20/23
5Ultimate Invasion #4$8.99Marvel09/27/23
6Saga #66$3.99Image09/20/23
7Immortal Thor #2$4.99Marvel09/27/23
8Complete Klaus Deluxe HC$59.99Boom 11/22/23
9Red Sonja 2023 #3 Cvr T Middleton Ltd Virgin$50.00Dynamite09/27/23
10Spider-Man Ben Reilly Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Dm Var New Ptg$150.00Marvel02/07/24
11Death of Venomverse #5$4.99Marvel09/27/23
12Rat Queens Sisters Warriors Queens (One Shot)$7.99Image09/20/23
13Star Wars Mandalorian Season 2 #4$4.99Marvel09/27/23
14Blitmap #1$4.99Titan10/04/23
15Spawn #345 Cvr A Mele$2.99Image09/20/23
16Gargoyles Dark Ages #3 Cvr A Crain$4.99Dynamite09/20/23
17Invincible Iron Man #10$4.99Marvel09/27/23
18Red Sonja 2023 #3 Cvr A Middleton$3.99Dynamite09/20/23
19Something Is Killing The Children #33 Cvr B Ward$3.99Boom 09/20/23
20Grim #13 Cvr A Flaviano$3.99Boom 09/20/23
21Stuff of Nightmares: Red Murder # 1 Cvr D Glow Dark Var$9.99Boom 09/27/23
22Star Wars Doctor Aphra #36 Ahsoka Clone Wars 15Th Anniv Var$4.99Marvel09/27/23
23Death of Venomverse #2 2nd Ptg Luciano Vecchio Var$4.99Marvel09/27/23
24Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Compendium HC Vol. 2$150.00IDW 10/04/23
25Something Is Killing The Children #33 Cvr E Foc Revl Zonjic$3.99Boom 09/20/23


Advance reorder charts will be released weekly during the month. Stay tuned!

Click to skip down to the Reorders placed for issues shipping this month.





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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 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 28-September 3, 2023

• Top reordered comic book:
Amazing Spider-Man #300 Facsimile Ed. Foil Var. (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Oshi No Ko Vol. 1 (Yen)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Lazarus HC Vol. 1 (Image)
• Top reordered box set:
Demon Slayer Complete Box Set (Viz)

This was the last week for which Diamond was an exclusive distributor of Image.

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


Items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below that were available at posting time from Things from Another World have links to that site; this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.
All other items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below have links to eBay. As an eBay Partner, this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Lazarus HC Vol. 1$34.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
2Demon Slayer Complete Box Set$199.99Viz11/10/21Find it on eBay
3Lazarus HC Vol. 2$39.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
4Oshi No Ko Vol. 1$13.00Yen 01/18/23Find it on eBay
5Lazarus HC Vol. 3$39.99Image09/18/19Find it on eBay
6Immortal Hulk Omnibus HC$150.00Marvel08/16/23
7Amazing Spider-Man #300 Facsimile Edition Foil Var (Net)$6.50Marvel08/23/23
8TMNT The Last Ronin HC$29.99IDW 06/29/22
9Bone One Vol. Ed Sc New Ptg$44.95CartoonBacklistFind it on eBay
10Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
11Comp Witchblade HC Vol. 3$49.99Image08/23/23
12Tomie Complete Dlx Ed HC Junji Ito$34.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
13Okinawa (Res)$29.99Fantagraphics08/23/23Find it on eBay
14Miles Morales Spider-Man by Saladin Ahmed Omnibus HC Dm Var$125.00Marvel08/23/23
15Solo Leveling Vol. 7$20.00Ize08/23/23
16Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklist
17Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom 06/10/20
18Cat Eyed Boy Perfect Ed HC Vol. 1$34.99Viz08/23/23
19Vagabond Vizbig Ed TPB Vol. 2$19.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
20Righteous Thirst For Vengeance Dlx Ed HC$39.99Image07/19/23
21One Punch Man Vol. 1$9.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
22Tombs Junji Ito Story Collection HC$25.00Viz03/29/22Find it on eBay
23Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1 (New Edition)$59.99Image02/24/21
24Invincible Compendium HC Vol. 2$99.99Image05/24/23
25Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici Compendium TPB$49.99Image08/09/23



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Reorders placed between September 4-10, 2023

• Top reordered comic book:
Amazing Spider-Man #300 Facsimile Ed. Foil Var. (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Something is Killing the Children TPB Vol. 1 (Boom)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Adventures of Red Sonja Omnibus (Dynamite)
• Top reordered box set:
Demon Slayer Complete Box Set (Publisher)

The foil Amazing Spider-Man #300 repeated as top comic book.

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


Items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below that were available at posting time from Things from Another World have links to that site; this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.
All other items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below have links to eBay. As an eBay Partner, this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Adventures of Red Sonja Omnibus HC$99.99Dynamite08/30/23
2TMNT The Last Ronin HC$29.99IDW 06/29/22
3Demon Slayer Complete Box Set$199.99Viz11/10/21Find it on eBay
4Night Eaters Vol. 1 She Eats At Night$24.99Abrams10/12/22Find it on eBay
5Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom 06/10/20
6Ballad of Halo Jones Omnibus HC$49.99Rebellion01/04/23Find it on eBay
7Solo Leveling Vol. 7$20.00Ize08/23/23
8Amazing Spider-Man #300 Facsimile Edition$6.99Marvel08/23/23
9Uzumaki 3In1 Dlx Ed HC Junji Ito$35.00Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
10Usagi Yojimbo Special Edition HC (New Ptg)$124.99Fantagraphics02/22/23Find it on eBay
11Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklist
12Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 4$125.00Marvel08/09/23
13Marvel Comics Library HC Vol. 2 Avengers$200.00TaschenBacklistFind it on eBay
14Devils Cut One Shot Cvr A Jock$9.99Dstlry08/30/23
15Death Note Box Set (Curr Ptg)$114.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
16Invincible Compendium HC Vol. 2$99.99ImageBacklist
17Black Science Compendium TPB$59.99Image04/05/22
18Invincible Compendium HC Vol. 1$99.99Image01/25/23
19Walt Disneys Uncle Scrooge Cave of Ali Baba HC$35.00Fantagraphics06/21/23Find it on eBay
20Den HC Vol. 1$34.99Dark Horse08/30/23Find it on eBay
21Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1 (New Edition)$59.99Image02/24/21
22Best of Simon & Kirbys Mainline Comics HC$49.95TwoMorrowsBacklist
23Red Sonja Complete Gail Simone HC Oversized$49.99Dynamite11/27/19
24Saga TPB Vol. 10$16.99Image10/05/22
25Immortal Thor #1$6.99Marvel08/23/23



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Reorders placed between September 11-17, 2023

• Top reordered comic book:
Devil's Cut One Shot Cvr A Jock (Dstlry)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1 (Dynamite)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Adventures of Red Sonja Omnibus HC (Dynamite)
• Top reordered box set:
Demon Slayer Complete Box Set (Viz)

Dstlry's first release was the top reorder comic book.

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


Items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below that were available at posting time from Things from Another World have links to that site; this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.
All other items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below have links to eBay. As an eBay Partner, this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Adventures of Red Sonja Omnibus HC$99.99Dynamite08/30/23
2Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19
3Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom 06/10/20
4No Longer Human HC Junji Ito$34.99Viz 01/08/20Find it on eBay
5Demon Slayer Complete Box Set$199.99Viz11/10/21Find it on eBay
6Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 3$64.99Image07/18/18
7Brzrkr (Berzerker) TPB Vol. 1$16.99Boom 09/29/21
8Night Eaters Vol. 1 She Eats At Night$24.99Abrams10/12/22Find it on eBay
9Devils Cut One Shot Cvr A Jock$9.99Dstlry08/30/23
10Invincible Compendium HC Vol. 1$99.99Image01/25/23
11Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklist
12Brzrkr (Berzerker) TPB Vol. 2$16.99Boom 09/21/22
13Death Note Box Set (Curr Ptg)$114.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
14Conan Barbarian #2 Cvr F Torre Foil Virgin$13.99Titan08/30/23
15Complete Insufferable by Mark Waid TPB$39.99Boom09/06/23
16Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1 (New Edition)$59.99Image02/24/21
17Saga TPB Vol. 10$16.99Image10/05/22
18Invincible Compendium HC Vol. 2$99.99ImageBacklist
19Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 2$14.99Boom 11/25/20
20Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 6$14.99Boom 06/14/23Find it on eBay
21Solo Leveling Vol. 1$20.00Yen02/24/21Find it on eBay
22Uzumaki 3In1 Dlx Ed HC Junji Ito$35.00Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
23MMPR 30Th Annv Special #1 Cvr A Mora$9.99Boom 08/30/23
24Dragon Ball Z Complete Series 26 Vols Box Set$219.99Viz 06/05/19Find it on eBay
25Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 2$29.99Dynamite06/12/19



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Reorders placed between September 18-24, 2023

• Top reordered comic book:
Conan the Barbarian #3 Cvr A Braithwaite (Titan)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Complete Insufferable by Mark Waid (Boom)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Adventures of Red Sonja Omnibus HC (Dynamite)
• Top reordered box set:
Demon Slayer Complete Box Set (Viz)

The comic book that led this chart was not released yet as of the reporting week, so it's not clear what was going on with Dynamite's reporting.

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


Items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below that were available at posting time from Things from Another World have links to that site; this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.
All other items mentioned and depicted above and in the table below have links to eBay. As an eBay Partner, this site may be compensated if you make a purchase.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Conan Barbarian #3 Cvr A Braithwaite$3.99Titan 9/27/23
2Adventures of Red Sonja Omnibus HC$99.99Dynamite08/30/23
3Scott Pilgrim Color HC Vol. 1$24.99OniBacklistFind it on eBay
4Demon Slayer Complete Box Set$199.99Viz11/10/21Find it on eBay
5Lazarus HC Vol. 2$39.99ImageBacklist
6Invincible Red Sonja HC Vol. 1 (Res)$34.99Dynamite09/06/23Find it on eBay
7Complete Insufferable by Mark Waid TPB$39.99Boom09/06/23
8Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklist
9Lazarus HC Vol. 1$34.99ImageBacklist
10Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1 (New Edition)$59.99Image02/24/21
11Conan Barbarian #2 2nd Ptg Torre$3.99Titan 9/27/23 Find it on eBay
12Tomie Complete Dlx Ed HC Junji Ito$34.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
13Lazarus HC Vol. 3$39.99Image09/18/19
14Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 1$9.99Viz 01/08/20Find it on eBay
15Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19
16Spawn Origins Dlx Ed HC Vol. 6$99.99Image07/26/23Find it on eBay
17Phantom Gold Key Years HC Vol. 1$60.00Hermes09/13/23
18Phantom Gold Key Years HC Vol. 2$60.00Hermes09/13/23
19Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom 06/10/20
20Seven Deadly Sins Manga Box Set Vol. 3$76.93Kodansha Backlist
21Bleach Box Set 1 Vols 1-21$174.99Viz BacklistFind it on eBay
22Invincible Compendium HC Vol. 1$99.99Image01/25/23
23Spawn Compendium Vol. 5$59.99Image09/13/23Find it on eBay
24No Longer Human HC Junji Ito$34.99Viz 01/08/20Find it on eBay
25Brzrkr (Berzerker) TPB Vol. 1$16.99Boom 09/29/21


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.