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July 2019 Comics Sales Early Look

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

July 2019 has five shipping weeks, one more than July 2018, so the year-to-year comparison will give the month a considerable built-in advantage. Thanks to the Batman wedding storyline and several high-profile launches, retailers ordered $44.64 million worth of comic books, graphic novels, and magazines in the month. Batman #50 led the comics list with nearly 441,000 copies shipped. Ant-Man and the Wasp hit theaters in the month. (Click to see our video walkthrough of the July 2018 sales report.)

Spider-Man: Far From Home releases in theaters on July 5. Jonathan Hickman returns to Marvel with House of X and Powers of X, which alternate biweekly. Other releases in the month include the Thanos by Donny Cates hardcover, which led hardcovers in the advance-reorder charts the third week of February.

Vampirella #1 also releases in the month; Dynamite has reported 130,000 copies sold, including 90,000 copies to Diamond.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in August, 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 May 27-June 2, 2019

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #41 Foil Montes variant (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 reorders placed between June 3-9, 2019

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Walking Dead #193 (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Umbrella Academy Library Edition HC Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite
(Dark Horse)

Walking Dead took the top two slots for its releases shipping in July and the first week of August.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Walking Dead #192 Special Commemorative Ed$3.99Image
2Walking Dead #193$3.99Image
3Black Cat #2 Brooks Carnage-Ized Var$3.99Marvel
4New Mutants #98 Facsimile Edition$3.99Marvel
5Aero #1 Artgerm Var$3.99Marvel
6Dceased #1 2nd Ptg$3.99DC
7Dceased #3 Card Stock Var Ed$4.99DC
8Umbrella Academy Library Edition HC Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite$39.99Dark Horse
9Star Wars Target Vader #1$3.99Marvel
10Lois Lane #1$3.99DC
11Immortal Hulk #20$3.99Marvel
12Dceased #3 Card Stock Horror Var Ed$4.99DC
13Space Bandits #1 Cvr G Charest$3.99Image
14Immortal Hulk #18 2nd Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
15Aero #1$3.99Marvel
16Lois Lane #1 Var Ed$3.99DC
17Strangelands #1 Cvr A Mckone$3.99Humanoids
18Savage Avengers #3 Yu Carnage-Ized Var$3.99Marvel
19Justice League #27$3.99DC
20Doom Patrol Weight of the Worlds #1$3.99DC
21Thumbs #2$4.99Image
22Spider-Gwen Ghost Spider #10 Coello Carnage-Ized Var$3.99Marvel
23Immortal Hulk #20 Bradshaw Carnage-Ized Var$3.99Marvel
24Fantastic Four Prodigal Sun #1$4.99Marvel
25Batman Last Knight On Earth #2$5.99DC



Advance reorders placed between June 10-16, 2019

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Amazing Spider-Man #25 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
X-Men Grand Design: X-Tinction (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Venom by Donny Cates (Marvel)

Marvel had the top advance-reordered product in all three categories tracked.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Amazing Spider-Man #25$7.99Marvel
2Wolverine Vs Blade Special #1$5.99Marvel
3X-Men #1 Facsimile Edition$3.99Marvel
4Amazing Spider-Man #25 Simonson Var$7.99Marvel
5Doomsday Clock #9 2nd Ptg$4.99DC
6Reaver #1$3.99Image
7War of Realms Omega #1 Garney Var$4.99Marvel
8War of Realms New Agents of Atlas #3 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel
9War of Realms Omega #1 Wr$4.99Marvel
10Amazing Spider-Man #25 Nauck Carnage-Ized Var$7.99Marvel
11Amazing Spider-Man #25 Blank Var$7.99Marvel
12Black Cat #1 2nd Ptg Foreman Var$4.99Marvel
13Venom #16$3.99Marvel
14Miles Morales Spider-Man #8$3.99Marvel
15Invisible Woman #1$3.99Marvel
16Venom by Donny Cates HC$34.99Marvel
17Wolverine and Captain America Weapon Plus #1$4.99Marvel
18X-Men Grand Design TPB X-Tinction$29.99Marvel
19Event Leviathan #2$3.99DC
20Detective Comics #1007 Var Ed$3.99DC
21Thor #15$3.99Marvel
22Black Cat #2 Brooks Carnage-Ized Var$3.99Marvel
23Superman #13 Yotv The Offer$3.99DC
24Batman Universe #1$4.99DC
25Savage Avengers #2 2nd Ptg Deodato Var$3.99Marvel



Advance reorders placed between June 17-23, 2019

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Batman #75 Blank Cover (DC)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
War of the Realms (Marvel)

The blank cover and main cover of Batman #75 were the top advance-reodered comics shipping in July, while Vampirella #1, with a publisher-reported 90,000-copy sell-in to Diamond, took several places starting with Alex Ross's cover, in fifth.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Batman #75 Blank Var Ed YOTV The Offer$4.99DC
2Batman #75 YOTV The Offer$4.99DC
3Silver Surfer Black #2$3.99Marvel
4Giant Sized X-Men #1 Facsimile Edition$4.99Marvel
5Vampirella #1 Cvr B Ross$3.99Dynamite
6Batman #75 Card Stock Var Ed YOTV The Offer$5.99DC
7Deadpool #15 Young Carnage-Ized Var$4.99Marvel
8Vampirella #1 Cvr A Cho$3.99Dynamite
9Spider-Man Life Story #5$4.99Marvel
10Silver Surfer Black #1 3rd Ptg Moore Var$3.99Marvel
11Captain Marvel #8 Inhyuk Lee Carnage-Ized Var$3.99Marvel
12Loki #1$3.99Marvel
13Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen #1$3.99DC
14Uncanny X-Men #22 Anacleto Carnage-Ized Var$4.99Marvel
15War of Realms TPB$29.99Marvel
16 Amazing Spider-Man TPB Vol. 4 Hunted$39.99Marvel
17Collapser #1$3.99DC
18Immortal Hulk #21$3.99Marvel
19Supermans Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 Var Ed$3.99DC
20Immortal Hulk #19 2nd Ptg Bennett Var$3.99Marvel
21Vampirella #1 1969 Replica Ed$6.99Dynamite
22Usagi Yojimbo #2 Cvr A Sakai$3.99IDW
23Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters TPB$29.99IDW
24Silver Surfer Black #2 Lim Var$3.99Marvel
25Vampirella #1 Cvr C Jusko$3.99Dynamite



Advance reorders placed between June 24-30, 2019

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
House of X #1 (Marvel)

Jonathan Hickman's debut on the X-Men line in House of X #1, shipping July 24, was the top advance reordered comic.

No graphic novels, hardcover or softcover, made the list. Five publishers had entries in the Top 25.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1House of X #1$5.99Marvel
2Marvel Comics Presents #6 2nd Ptg Frigeri Var$4.99Marvel
3Batman Last Knight On Earth #2$5.99DC
4Batman Curse of the White Knight #1$4.99DC
5Batman Last Knight On Earth #2 Var Ed$5.99DC
6Web of Venom Funeral Pyre #1$4.99Marvel
7History of Marvel Universe #1$4.99Marvel
8Valkyrie Jane Foster #1$3.99Marvel
9House of X #1 Brooks Connecting Var$5.99Marvel
10Captain America #12 Guice Carnage-Ized Var$3.99Marvel
11Batman Curse of the White Knight #1 Var Ed$4.99DC
12Canto #2 Cvr A Zucker$3.99IDW
13Canto #1 2nd Ptg$3.99IDW
14House of X #1 Huddleston Var$5.99Marvel
15Spider-Man Life Story #1 3rd Ptg Zdarsky Var$4.99Marvel
16Sword Master #1$3.99Marvel
17Spawn #298 2nd Ptg$2.99Image
18Guardians of the Galaxy #7$3.99Marvel
19Spider-Man Life Story #2 3rd Ptg Zdarsky Var$4.99Marvel
20Amazing Spider-Man #26$3.99Marvel
21Marvel Comics Presents #6 2nd Ptg Siqueira Daughter Ratio Va$4.99Marvel
22Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #41 FOC Mora Var$3.99Boom
23House of X #1 Noto Var$5.99Marvel
24House of X #1 Blank Var$5.99Marvel
25Flash #75 YOTV The Offer$4.99DC



Advance reorders placed between July 1-7, 2019

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Powers of X #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Walking Dead Vol. 32 (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Batman Who Laughs HC (DC)

The fact that Walking Dead #193 was that comic's final issue was withheld until the week of shipping, leading to immediate secondary market sales (see auctions for the issue on eBay). The snap reprint came in second in the week's advance reorders, just behind Powers of X #1.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherSee more at
1Powers of X #1$5.99Marvel
2Walking Dead #193 2nd Ptg$3.99Image
3Amazing Spider-Man Venom 3D #1 Polybagged$7.99Marvel
4Marvel Comics Presents #7$4.99Marvel
5Powers of X #1 Brooks Connecting Var$5.99Marvel
6Batman Secret Files #2$4.99DC
7Angel #3 Cvr A Main$3.99Boom
8Powers of X #1 Weaver New Character Var$5.99Marvel
9Venom Annual #1$4.99Marvel
10 TMNT Ongoing #96 Cvr B Eastman $3.99IDW
11Powers of X #1 Huddleston Var$5.99Marvel
12 TMNT Ongoing #96 Cvr A Wachter $3.99IDW
13Walking Dead TPB Vol. 32$16.99Image
14Batman Who Laughs HC$29.99DC
15Star Wars Galaxys Edge #1 3rd Ptg Sliney Var$3.99Marvel
16Star Wars Galaxys Edge #2 2nd Ptg Sliney Var$3.99Marvel
17Spawn #299 Cvr A Mcfarlane$2.99Image
18Star Wars Galaxys Edge #4$3.99Marvel
19Star Wars Galaxys Edge #3 2nd Ptg Sliney Var$3.99Marvel
20Paper Girls #30$4.99Image
21Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #42 Foil Montes Var$4.99Boom
22Powers of X #1 Hans Var$5.99Marvel
23Heroes In Crisis HC$24.99DC
24Powers of X #1 Blank Var$5.99Marvel
25Knights Temporal #1 Cvr A Galan$3.99Aftershock



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.


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.