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August 2024 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 final order cutoff 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 1-7, 2024

• Top advance-reordered comic book:
Wolverine Revenge Red Band #1 Polybagged (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Rare Flavours TPB (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Walt Disney Donald Duck 90th Anniversary Collection HC (Fantagraphics)

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.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Wolverine Revenge Red Band #1 [Polybagged]$5.99Marvel08/21/24
2Uncanny X-Men #1$5.99Marvel08/07/24
3Vicious Circle #3 Cvr A Bermejo$9.99Boom 08/07/24
4Spider-Man Black Suit and Blood #1 Skottie Young Var$5.99Marvel08/07/24
5Ultimate Spider-Man #1 7Th Ptg Marco Checchetto Var$5.99Marvel08/07/24
6Firefly Verses #1 Cvr A Mercado$7.99Boom 07/31/24
7Rare Flavours TPB$16.99Boom 08/14/24
8Spider-Man Black Suit and Blood #1$5.99Marvel08/07/24
9Wolverine Revenge #1$4.99Marvel08/21/24
10Uncanny X-Men #1 Pablo Villalobos Disco Dazzler Var$5.99Marvel08/07/24
11Uncanny X-Men #266 Facsimile Ed New Ptg$4.99Marvel08/07/24
12Hellboy and BPRD 1952 - 1954 TPB$29.99Dark Horse10/02/24
13Uncanny X-Men #1 Jtc Vir Neg Space Var$5.99Marvel08/07/24
14 Walt Disney Donald Duck 90th Annv Coll HC $59.99Fantagraphics08/14/24
15Conan Barbarian Orig Omnibus Direct Mkt Ed Vol. 4 (C$125.00Titan11/20/24
16Blood Hunters #1$4.99Marvel08/07/24
17Spider-Man Black Suit and Blood #1 Mr Garcin Var$5.99Marvel08/07/24
18Uncanny X-Men #1 Scott Koblish Wraparound Connect Var$5.99Marvel08/07/24
19Avatar Team Avatar Treasury Library Ed HC$49.99Dark Horse10/30/24
20Star Wars Vaders Castle Dlx Library Coll HC$49.99Dark Horse10/09/24
21Wolverine Revenge #1 Artgerm Wolverine Var$4.99Marvel08/21/24
22Uncanny X-Men #1 David Marquez Var$5.99Marvel08/07/24
23Uncanny X-Men #1 Logo Var$5.99Marvel08/07/24
24Wolverine Revenge #1 Movie Var$4.99Marvel08/21/24
25Hercules #4 Cvr A Kambadais$4.99Dynamite07/31/24



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Advance reorders placed between July 8-14, 2024

• Top advance-reordered comic book:
Life #1 Cvr A (Dstlry)

The flip-cover series Life led the charts during the second week of July. The week also saw the news that Penguin Random House had bought Boom, one of Diamond's two largest remaining exclusive publisher partners.

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.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Life #1 Cvr A Zezelj$8.99Dstlry08/28/24
2Garfield #1 Cvr A Harrison$4.99Boom08/07/24
3Space Ghost #4 Cvr A Mattina$4.99Dynamite08/07/24
4 SDCC 2024 Phoenix #1 #1 Will Sliney Px Variant Edition (Net) $15.00Marvel08/07/24
5Blood Hunt Red Band #1 2nd Ptg Pepe Larraz Var$6.99Marvel08/28/24
6X-Men #1 2nd Ptg Ryan Stegman Var$5.99Marvel08/14/24
7Ec Cruel Universe #1 Cvr A Smallwood$4.99Oni08/07/24
8Gun Honey Collision Course #4 Foc Caranfa Nude Bagged$10.00Titan08/07/24
9Sdcc 2024 X-Men #1 Tony Daniel Bw Px Variant Edition (Net)$10.00Marvel08/07/24
10Eye Lie Popeye #1 Cvr A Williams$4.99Massive08/14/24
11Red Before Black #1 Cvr A Sudzuka$4.99Boom08/07/24
12Betty & Me #16 Facsimile Ed$3.99Archie08/07/24
13X-Men #2$4.99Marvel08/14/24
14Thundercats Cheetara #2 Cvr A Lee$4.99Dynamite08/07/24
15Life #1 Cvr B Jock$8.99Dstlry08/28/24
16Sdcc 2024 Spider-Man Reign 2 #1 Bw Px Variant Edition (Net)$10.00Marvel08/07/24
17Sdcc 2024 Amazing Spider-Man #53 Bw Px Variant Edition (Net)$10.00Marvel08/07/24
18Penthouse Comics #4 Cvr A Vecchio$9.99Penthouse08/21/24
19Blood Hunt Red Band #5 2nd Ptg Pepe Larraz Var$6.99Marvel08/28/24
20Blood Hunt Red Band #2 2nd Ptg Pepe Larraz Var$5.99Marvel08/28/24
21Blood Hunt Red Band #3 2nd Ptg Pepe Larraz Var$5.99Marvel08/28/24
22Penthouse Comics #4 Cvr E Polybagged Sunghan$12.99Penthouse08/21/24
23Gun Honey Collision Course #4 Cvr D Raretemper Front Back Nu$10.00Titan08/07/24
24Life #1 Cvr E Rossmo$8.99Dstlry08/28/24
25Blood Hunt Red Band #4 2nd Ptg Pepe Larraz Var$5.99Marvel08/28/24


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.


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

The true top sellers for the month will replace this page should they be released by Diamond.