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June 2019 Comics Sales Early Look

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

June 2019 has four shipping weeks, the same as June 2018, so the year-to-year comparison will be an even one.

That month had orders of $42.11 million, a slight pause in the momentum of the 2018 midyear recovery. Market leader Justice League #1 and seven other titles topped 100,000 copies, and the month's sales were enough to ensure that the second quarter was the first growth quarter, year-over-year, since the summer of 2016. (Click to see our video walkthrough of the June 2018 sales report.)

We have already seen the first sales data for the month, in that early orders for the DC Poster Portfolio: Stanley Artgerm Lau helped it become the top advance-reordered graphic novel for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2018. (It also led softcover reorders the week after its June 12, 2019 release.)

The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1 also comes out during the month. It led advance reorders the final week of January.

June 7 sees the release of the Dark Phoenix movie.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in July, likely in the second week or so. 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.


Advance Reorders

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 these are invoiced dollars, so retailers' discounts have already 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.



Advance reorders placed between Apr. 29-
May 5, 2019

• Top advance-reordered June-shipping comic book:
War of the Realms #5 (Marvel)

Variants and later printings aplenty in this week's advance reorder list, with the fifth printing variant of Immortal Hulk #2 topping the charts.

The top-shipping June book, War of the Realms #5, placed 12th.

Major X #1's third printing took third.

Boom had a high-ranking issue with Angel #1's regular cover placing fourth.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1 Immortal Hulk #2 5th Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
2Incredible Hulk #181 Facsimile Edition New Ptg$3.99Marvel
3Major X #1 3rd Ptg Liefeld Var$4.99Marvel
4Angel #1 Cvr A Main$3.99Boom
5Immortal Hulk #18$3.99Marvel
6Major X #4$3.99Marvel
7 Immortal Hulk #1 5th Ptg Bennett Var$4.99Marvel
8Walking Dead #191 2nd Ptg$3.99Image
9Amazing Spider-Man #252 Facsimile Edition New Ptg$3.99Marvel
10Amazing Spider-Man #22 Yu Connecting Var$3.99Marvel
11Doomsday Clock #10 Var Ed$4.99DC
12 War of Realms #5$4.99Marvel
13Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 Foil Montes Var$4.99Boom
14Detective Comics Annual #2$4.99DC
15Immortal Hulk #3 4th Ptg Brown Var$3.99Marvel
16Major X #3 2nd Ptg Portacio Var$3.99Marvel
17Immortal Hulk #13 3rd Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
18Venom #13 2nd Ptg Coello Var$3.99Marvel
19Immortal Hulk #7 3rd Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
20Immortal Hulk #14 3rd Ptg Hotz Var$3.99Marvel
21Immortal Hulk #6 4th Ptg Garbett Var$3.99Marvel
22Angel #1 Cvr B Connecting Infante Var$3.99Boom
23Spider-Man Life Story #2 2nd Ptg Bagley Var$4.99Marvel
24Star Wars Orig Marvel Yrs #108$5.99Marvel
25Angel #1 Cvr C Preorder Buoncristiano Var$3.99Boom



Advance reorders placed between May 6-12, 2019

• Top advance-reordered June-shipping comic book:
DCeased #2 Horror Cover Variant (DC)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Joker Black Label (DC)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Immortal Hulk Vol. 1 HC (Marvel)

In a week in which the first issue led comics reorders, the horror variant cover of DCeased #2, drawn by Yasmin Putri, led advance reorders for comics shipping in June. The issue is a June 5 release.

Black Cat #1 was Marvel's top advance-reordered book, along with several variants.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1DCeased #2 Horror Var Ed$3.99DC
2Black Cat #1$4.99Marvel
3Walking Dead #192 Cvr A Adlard & Stewart$3.99Image
4Black Cat #1 Artgerm Var$4.99Marvel
5Walking Dead #192 Cvr B Blank Cvr$3.99Image
6Black Cat #1 Game Var$4.99Marvel
7Savage Avengers #2$3.99Marvel
8Incredible Hulk Last Call #1$4.99Marvel
9Savage Avengers #1 2nd Ptg Deodato Var$4.99Marvel
10Deadpool #13 Granov Marvels 25th Tribute Var Wr$3.99Marvel
11Black Cat #1 Anka Var$4.99Marvel
12Thumbs #1$4.99Image
13Black Cat #1 Blank Var$4.99Marvel
14War of Realms New Agents of Atlas #3$3.99Marvel
15Joker TPB Black Label$14.99DC
16Black Cat #1 Young Var$4.99Marvel
17Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1$4.99Marvel
18Savage Avengers #2 Deodato Var$3.99Marvel
19 Captain Marvel #6 $3.99Marvel
20Uncanny X-Men #19$3.99Marvel
21Silver Surfer Black #1 Brown Comics Elite Var (Net)$3.99Marvel
22True Believers Amazing Spider-Man #1$1.00Marvel
23Immortal Hulk HC Vol. 1$34.99Marvel
24Incredible Hulk Last Call #1 Adam Kubert Var$4.99Marvel
25Symbiote Spider-Man #1 3rd Ptg Land Var$4.99Marvel



Advance reorders placed between May 13-19, 2019

• Top advance-reordered June-shipping comic book:
Superman Year One #1 Miller cover (DC)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Ironheart Vol.1: Those With Courage (Marvel)

The June 16 DC Black Label release Superman Year One #1 placed two variants in the top three. Marvel's top title, Silver Surfer Black #1, came in second.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Superman Year One #1 Miller Cover$7.99DC
2Silver Surfer Black #1$3.99Marvel
3Superman Year One #1 Romita Cover$7.99DC
4Event Leviathan #1$3.99DC
5War of Realms New Agents of Atlas #1 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel
6Silver Surfer Black #1 Ron Lim Var$3.99Marvel
7Immortal Hulk #19$3.99Marvel
8Event Leviathan #1 Var Ed$3.99DC
9Spider-Man Life Story #4$4.99Marvel
10Ironheart TPB Vol. 1 Those With Courage$17.99Marvel
11Batman Damned #3 (Res)$6.99DC
12Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel
13Batman Damned #3 Var Ed (Res)$6.99DC
14Venom #15 Wr$3.99Marvel
15Sonata #1 Cvr A Haberlin & Van Dyke$3.99Image
16Major X #5$3.99Marvel
17War of Realms #3 2nd Ptg Ferreyra Var$4.99Marvel
18Ride Burning Desire #1 Cvr A Hughes$3.99Image
19Immortal Hulk #19 Lupacchino Spider-Man Armor Suit Var$3.99Marvel
20Silver Surfer Black #1 Parel Var$3.99Marvel
21Silver Surfer Black #1 Blank Var$3.99Marvel
22Batman Who Laughs #6 Var Ed$4.99DC
23Immortal Hulk #19 Smallwood Marvels 25th Tribute Var$3.99Marvel
24Star Wars Aor Boba Fett #1 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel
25Flash #72$3.99DC



Advance reorders placed between May 20-26, 2019

• Top advance-reordered June-shipping comic book:
Naomi #6 (DC)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Umbrella Academy Vol. 3: Hotel Oblivion (Dark Horse)

Umbrella Academy's Netflix show continued to boost sales of the line's trade paperbacks.

The first Usagi Yojimbo issue from IDW ranked in the top three.



Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 3 Hotel Oblivion$19.99Dark Horse
2Naomi #6$3.99DC
3Usagi Yojimbo #1 Cvr A Sakai$3.99IDW
4War of Realms #6 Wr$5.99Marvel
5Star Wars #67 Sienkiewicz Var$3.99Marvel
6Silver Surfer Black #1 2nd Ptg Deodato Spoiler Var$3.99Marvel
7Go Go Power Rangers Forever Rangers #1 FOC Picolo Var$7.99Boom
8Immortal Hulk #17 2nd Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
9Faithless #3 Foc Chiang Var$3.99Boom
10Spider-Man Life Story #3 2nd Ptg Bagley Var$4.99Marvel
11Faithless #3 Cvr B Erotica Strips Var$4.99Boom
12Canto #1 Cvr A Zucker$3.99IDW
13Daredevil #7$3.99Marvel
14Guardians of the Galaxy #6$3.99Marvel
15Tony Stark Iron Man #13 Crain Marvels 25th Tribute Var Wr$3.99Marvel
16Miles Morales Spider-Man #7$3.99Marvel
17Excellence #2 Cvr B Visions of Excellence Var Greene$3.99Image
18Miles Morales TPB Vol. 1 Straight Out of Brooklyn$17.99Marvel
19Firefly #7 Foc Sliney Var$3.99Boom
20Uncanny X-Men #20$3.99Marvel
21Go Go Power Rangers Forever Rangers #1 Main$7.99Boom
22Batman #73$3.99DC
23Deadpool #14 Brooks Spider-Man Fantastic Var$3.99Marvel
24Age of X-Man Nextgen #5$3.99Marvel
25War of Realms Journey Into Mystery #5$3.99Marvel



Advance reorders placed between May 27-June 2, 2019

• Top advance-reordered June-shipping comic book:
Angel #2 (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Watchmen International TPB (DC)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Bad Weekend HC (Image)

Boom's reimagining of Angel took first place among June-shipping comics.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Bad Weekend HC$16.99Image
2Angel #2 Cvr A Main$3.99Boom
3 War of Realms New Agents of Atlas #4 $3.99Marvel
4Amazing Spider-Man #24$3.99Marvel
5Watchmen International TPB New Edition$29.99DC
6War of Realms New Agents of Atlas #2 2nd Ptg Gang Hyu$3.99Marvel
7Saga Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99Image
8Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #41 Foil Montes Var$4.99Boom
9Spawn #298 Cvr A Mcfarlane$2.99Image
10Batman Last Knight On Earth #2$5.99DC
11Spider-Man Annual #1$4.99Marvel
12Star Wars Galaxys Edge #3$3.99Marvel
13Angel #2 Cvr B Preorder Buoncristiano$3.99Boom
14Flash #73$3.99DC
15Star Wars Aor Darth Vader #1 Dellotto Greatest Moments Var$3.99Marvel
16Spawn #298 Cvr B Mcfarlane Virgin$2.99Image
17Star Wars Aor Darth Vader #1$3.99Marvel
18Spawn #297 2nd Ptg$2.99Image
19Major X #6$3.99Marvel
20Kitchen TPB New Ed$12.99DC
21Batman Last Knight On Earth #2 Var Ed$5.99DC
22Wolverine Exit Wounds #1$4.99Marvel
23Spawn #298 Cvr C B&W Mcfarlane$2.99Image
24Amazing Spider-Man #25$7.99Marvel
25House of X #1$5.99Marvel



Advance reorder charts will be posted here as soon as they are released. Stay tuned!

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





REORDERS

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; deep discounts may also put titles on these lists.




Reorders placed between June 3-9, 2019

• Top reordered May-shipping comic book:
Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 (DC)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Mister Miracle (DC)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Blackest Knight Omnibus HC 10th Anniversary Edition (DC)

Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1, which placed third in May overall, was the top reordered item the first full week of June.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Batman Last Knight On Earth #1$5.99DC05/29/19
2Blackest Night Omnibus HC 10th Anniv Ed$150.00DCBacklist
3Batman Last Knight On Earth #1 Var Ed$5.99DC05/29/19
4Superman Leviathan Rising Special #1$9.99DC05/29/19
5Mister Miracle HC$34.99DC05/15/19
6Mister Miracle TPB (Res)$24.99DC02/13/19
7Walking Dead #192 Cvr A Adlard & Stewart$3.99ImageBacklist
8Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99MarvelBacklist
9Watchmen TPB New Ed$19.99DCBacklist
10Batman White Knight HC$29.99DC05/15/19
11Doomsday Clock #10$4.99DC05/29/19
12Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 2 Dallas$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
13Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 3$49.99Image05/29/19
14Batman White Knight TPB$19.99DC10/03/18
15Detective Comics Annual #2$4.99DC05/29/19
16Immortal Hulk TPB Vol. 1 Or Is He Both$15.99Marvel11/21/18
17Carnage Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel04/25/18
18Doomsday Clock #10 Var Ed$4.99DC05/29/19
19Goon Bunch of Old Crap TPB Vol. 1$29.99Albatross05/29/19
20Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Cho Var$125.00Marvel05/22/19
21Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer TPB Vol. 1 Back Basics$15.99Marvel11/28/18
22X-Men Dark Phoenix Saga TPB$24.99MarvelBacklist
23Thanos #2$3.99Marvel05/29/19
24Infinity Gauntlet TPB Deluxe Edition$34.99Marvel02/06/19
25Infinity War TPB$29.99MarvelBacklist



Reorders placed between June 10-16, 2019

• Top reordered June-shipping comic book:
Walking Dead #192 Blank Cover (Image)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite (Dark Horse)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Berserk Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 (Dark Horse)

The blank-cover variant of Walking Dead #192 led reorders for comics (commemorative cover shown here) while Umbrella Academy continued to attract new orders.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
2Batman White Knight TPB$19.99DC10/03/18
3Walking Dead #192 Cvr B Blank Cvr$3.99Image06/05/19
4Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse02/27/19
5Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 2 Dallas$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
6 DCeased #2 Horror Var Ed $3.99DC06/05/19
7Batman TMNT TPB Vol. 1$16.99DCBacklist
8Black Cat #1$4.99Marvel06/05/19
9Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19
10Walking Dead #192 Cvr A Adlard & Stewart$3.99Image06/05/19
11Mister Miracle TPB (Res)$24.99DC02/13/19
12Mister Miracle HC$34.99DC05/15/19
13Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99MarvelBacklist
14Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 3$49.99Image05/29/19
15Watchmen TPB New Ed$19.99DCBacklist
16Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Cho Var$125.00Marvel05/22/19
17Dceased #2$3.99DC06/05/19
18Die TPB Vol. 1 Fantasy Heartbreaker$9.99Image06/05/19
19Adventure Zone GN Vol. 1 Here There Be Gerblins$19.99St. Martins07/04/18
20Immortal Hulk TPB Vol. 1 Or Is He Both$15.99Marvel11/21/18
21Justice League #25 Year of the Villain$4.99DC06/05/19
22Incredible Hulk Last Call #1$4.99Marvel06/05/19
23X-Men Dark Phoenix Saga TPB$24.99MarvelBacklist
24War of Realms #5 Wr$4.99Marvel06/05/19
25Black Cat #1 Foreman Var$4.99Marvel06/05/19



Reorders placed between June 17-23, 2019

• Top reordered June-shipping comic book:
Superman Year One #1 Romita Cover (DC)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
DC Poster Portfolio Stanley "Artgerm" Lao (DC)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 2 (Dark Horse)

Having led advance reorders way back in the fall of 2018 when it was announced, the Artgerm DC Poster Portfolio led reorders for softcovers after its release.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 2$49.99Dark HorseBacklist
2Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00MarvelBacklist
3Hulk by Loeb & Mcguinness Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel06/12/19
4Blackest Night Omnibus HC 10th Anniv Ed$150.00DC06/05/19
5 DC Poster Portfolio Stanley Artgerm Lau TPB $24.99DC06/12/19
6Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
7Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Cho Var$125.00Marvel05/22/19
8Batman The Golden Age Omnibus HC Vol. 7$125.00DC06/12/19
9League of Legends Ashe TPB Warmother$15.99Marvel05/15/19
10My Hero Academia GN Vol. 1$9.99VizBacklist
11X-Men Mutant Massacre Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel11/07/18
12Star Wars Darth Vader by Gillen and Larroca Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
13Amazing Spider-Man by Michelinie & Mcfarlane Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel10/03/18
14Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99MarvelBacklist
15Marvel Cinematic Universe HC Marvel Comics Omnibus$125.00Marvel10/03/18
16Hulk World War Hulk Omnibus HC$125.00MarvelBacklist
17Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00Marvel05/08/19
18Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 3$49.99Image05/29/19
19Carnage Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel04/25/18
20Captain America Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$125.00MarvelBacklist
21Watchmen The Annotated Edition HC$49.99DC12/06/17
22Superman Year One #1 Romita Cover$7.99DC06/19/19
23Event Leviathan #1$3.99DC06/12/19
24Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 2 Dallas$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
25Daredevil by Brubaker and Lark Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00MarvelBacklist



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.