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September 2020 Comics Sales Early Look

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

September 2020 has five shipping weeks, one more than September 2019, so the year-to-year comparison will be in 2020's favor. We give the week back in October.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in October 2020, 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 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.



Advance reorders placed between August 3-9, 2020

• Top advance-reordered September-shipping comic book:
Thor #5 3rd Printing Klein Var (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Old Guard Book 2: Force Multiplied (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
X-Men by Claremont and Lee Omnibus Vol. 1 DM Variant (Marvel)

Thor's later printings continued to do well on the charts.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Thor #5 3rd Ptg Klein Var$3.99Marvel09/02/20
2Venom #27 2nd Ptg Gedeon Var$3.99Marvel09/02/20
3We Only Find Them When Theyre Dead #1 Cvr A Main$3.99Boom09/02/20
4Captain Marvel #18 2nd Ptg Smith Var Emp$3.99Marvel09/02/20
5We Only Find Them When Theyre Dead #1 Cvr B Infante Var$3.99Boom09/02/20
6Ice Cream Man #20 2nd Ptg$3.99Image09/02/20
7Marvel Zombies Resurrection #1$5.99Marvel09/02/20
8Wolverine #5$3.99Marvel09/02/20
9Horizon Zero Dawn #2 Foc Var Momoko$3.99Titan09/02/20
10Marvel Zombies Resurrection #1 Land Var$5.99Marvel09/02/20
11Miles Morales Spider-Man #18 Rahzzah Baby Morales Var Out$3.99Marvel09/02/20
12Immortal Hulk #0$4.99Marvel09/02/20
13Empyre #6$5.99Marvel09/02/20
14Marvel Zombies Resurrection #1 Hans Var$5.99Marvel09/02/20
15Wolverine #5 Gurihiru Heroes At Home Var$3.99Marvel09/02/20
16Miles Morales Spider-Man #18 Out$3.99Marvel09/02/20
17 Old Guard TPB Book 2 Force Multiplied$16.99Image09/16/20
18 TMNT The Last Ronin #1 Cvr A Eastman Kuhn$8.99IDW09/09/20
19Fantastic Four #23 Emp$3.99Marvel09/02/20
20X-Men by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$125.00Marvel12/30/20
21Wolverine #2 2nd Ptg Kubert Var Dx$3.99Marvel09/02/20
22Marvel Zombies Resurrection #1 Gonzales Var$5.99Marvel09/02/20
23Cable #4$3.99Marvel09/02/20
24X-Men by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dm Var$125.00Marvel12/30/20
25Infinity Crusade Omnibus HC Lim Cvr$125.00Marvel12/30/20



Advance reorders placed between August 10-16, 2020

• Top advance-reordered September-shipping comic book:
Web of Venom: Wraith #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Moon Knight Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Sienkiewicz DM Var (Marvel)

Thor reprintings also continued to perform well in advance reorders.

No softcover graphic novels made the list.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Web of Venom Wraith #1$4.99Marvel09/09/20
2Web of Venom Wraith #1 Ryp Var$4.99Marvel09/09/20
3Thor #4 3rd Ptg Klein Var$3.99Marvel09/09/20
4Thor #1 3rd Ptg Klein Var$4.99Marvel09/09/20
5Thor #3 4th Ptg Klein Var$3.99Marvel09/09/20
6 TMNT The Last Ronin #1 Cvr A Eastman Kuhn $8.99IDW10/28/20
7Strange Academy #2 3rd Ptg Ramos Var$3.99Marvel09/09/20
8Star Wars Bounty Hunters #1 3rd Ptg Villanelli Var$3.99Marvel09/09/20
9Something Is Killing Children #10$3.99Boom09/09/20
10 Moon Knight Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Sienkiewicz DM Var $125.00Marvel01/06/21
11Amazing Spider-Man #48$3.99Marvel09/09/20
12Ice Cream Man Presents Quarantine Comix Spec #1$5.99Image09/09/20
13Hellions #4 Bachalo Var$3.99Marvel09/09/20
14X-Factor #3$3.99Marvel09/09/20
15Rise of Ultraman #1$5.99Marvel09/09/20
16Star Wars #6 Christopher Yellow Lightsaber Action Figure Var$3.99Marvel09/16/20
17Empyre Fallout Fantastic Four #1 Alex Ross Timeless Var$3.99Marvel09/09/20
18X-Force #12$3.99Marvel09/09/20
19 Slaughterhouse Five Original GN HC $24.99Boom09/09/20
20Marauders #12$3.99Marvel09/09/20
21Amazing Spider-Man #48 Gurihiru Heroes At Home Var$3.99Marvel09/09/20
22Star Wars #6$3.99Marvel09/16/20
23Savage Sword Conan Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Norem D$125.00Marvel01/06/21
24Captain Marvel #21 Bachalo Spoiler Var$3.99Marvel09/09/20
25Snake Eyes Deadgame #1 2nd Ptg$4.99IDW09/09/20



Advance reorders placed between August 17-23, 2020

• Top advance-reordered September-shipping comic book:
Thor #6 2nd Printing Klein Var. (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Monstress Vol. 5 (Image)

Another week, another advance reorder list led by a Nic Klein variant cover of Thor.

No hardcovers made the list, and only one softcover did.



Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Thor #6 2nd Ptg Klein Var$3.99Marvel09/16/20
2Venom #28$3.99Marvel09/16/20
3Venom #28 Stegman Var$3.99Marvel09/16/20
4Thor #7$3.99Marvel09/16/20
5Thor #7 Klein Var$3.99Marvel09/16/20
6 X-Men #12 Emp XOSP $3.99Marvel09/16/20
7Iron Man #1 Alex Ross Iron Man Timeless Var$4.99Marvel09/16/20
8Stillwater by Zdarsky & Perez #1$3.99Image09/16/20
9Immortal Hulk #37$3.99Marvel09/16/20
10Giant Size X-Men Storm #1$4.99Marvel09/16/20
11Seven Secrets #2 Cvr B Nguyen Var$3.99Boom09/16/20
12 Excalibur #12 XOSP $3.99Marvel09/16/20
13Star Wars Darth Vader #5$3.99Marvel09/16/20
14Amazing Spider-Man Sins of Norman Osborn #1$4.99Marvel09/16/20
15Something Is Killing Children #8 (2nd Ptg)$3.99Boom09/16/20
16Giant Size X-Men Storm #1 Alex Ross Storm Timeless Var$4.99Marvel09/16/20
17Immortal Hulk #37 Alex Ross Hulk Timeless Var$3.99Marvel09/16/20
18Captain America #23 Alex Ross Captain America Timeless Var$3.99Marvel09/16/20
19Captain Marvel #19 2nd Ptg Smith Var Emp$3.99Marvel09/16/20
20Amazing Spider-Man Sins of Norman Osborn #1 Casanovas Var$4.99Marvel09/16/20
21Iron Man #1$4.99Marvel09/16/20
22Giant Size X-Men Storm #1 Bartel Var$4.99Marvel09/16/20
23Power Rangers Drakkon New Dawn #1 (2nd Ptg)$4.99Boom09/16/20
24Monstress TPB Vol. 5$16.99Image09/30/20
25Immortal Hulk #37 Gurihiru Heroes At Home Var$3.99Marvel09/16/20



Advance reorders placed between August 24-30, 2020

• Top advance-reordered September-shipping comic book:
Venom #25 4th Printing Variant (Marvel)

Second and later printings ruled the advance-reorder charts, including one for Venom #25, which originally came out in May and led our merged DC/Diamond projections for the month.

Thor also continued to generate more orders.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Venom #25 4th Ptg Var$5.99Marvel09/23/20
2Venom #26 3rd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel09/23/20
3Thor #5 4th Ptg Var$3.99Marvel09/23/20
4Thor #6 2nd Ptg Klein Var$3.99Marvel09/23/20
5X of Swords Creation #1$6.99Marvel09/23/20
6Thor #2 5Th Ptg Var$3.99Marvel09/23/20
7Spawn #309 2nd Ptg$2.99Image09/23/20
8X of Swords Creation #1 Brooks Wrpad Var$6.99Marvel09/23/20
9Juggernaut #1 Dx$3.99Marvel09/23/20
10Fantastic Four Antithesis #2 Alex Ross Silver Surfer$4.99Marvel09/23/20
11Immortal She-Hulk #1 Alex Ross She-Hulk Timeless Var$4.99Marvel09/23/20
12Maestro #1 2nd Ptg Var$4.99Marvel09/23/20
13Daredevil #22$3.99Marvel09/23/20
14Wynd #4 Cvr A Main$4.99Boom09/23/20
15Maestro #2$3.99Marvel09/23/20
16X of Swords Creation #1 Larraz Design Var$6.99Marvel09/23/20
17Star Wars Bounty Hunters #2 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel09/23/20
18Star Wars Bounty Hunters #5$3.99Marvel09/23/20
19Fantastic Four Antithesis #2$4.99Marvel09/23/20
20X of Swords Creation #1 Dauterman Launch Var$6.99Marvel09/23/20
21We Only Find Them When Theyre Dead #1 (2nd Ptg)$3.99Boom09/23/20
22Immortal She-Hulk #1$4.99Marvel09/23/20
23X of Swords Creation #1 Mercado Var$6.99Marvel09/23/20
24Unkindness of Ravens #1 Cvr A Main$3.99Boom09/23/20
25Captain Marvel #20 2nd Ptg Var Emp$3.99Marvel09/23/20



Advance reorders placed between Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2020

• Top advance-reordered September-shipping comic book:
Department of Truth #1 Cvr A Simmonds (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Romita DM Var (Marvel)

Image took seven of the top ten spots in the first list of September, thanks in part to James Tynion IV's Department of Truth debut.

No softcover trade paperbacks made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Department of Truth #1 Cvr A Simmonds$3.99Image09/30/20
2Department of Truth #1 Cvr B Frison$3.99Image09/30/20
3 Spawn #310 Cvr B McFarlane (Res) $2.99Image09/30/20
4Strange Academy #1 4th Ptg Var$4.99Marvel09/30/20
5Spawn #310 Cvr A Mattina (Res)$2.99Image09/30/20
6Ice Cream Man #20 3rd Ptg$3.99Image09/30/20
7Amazing Spider-Man #49 Brooks Var$9.99Marvel10/07/20
8Strange Academy #3$3.99Marvel09/30/20
9Amazing Spider-Man #49 Timm Var$9.99Marvel10/07/20
10Spawn #310 Cvr C Barends (Res)$2.99Image09/30/20
11 X-Factor #4 XOS $4.99Marvel09/30/20
12Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Romita Dm Var New Ptg$125.00Marvel01/27/21
13Amazing Spider-Man #49 Js Campbell Var$9.99Marvel10/07/20
14Amazing Spider-Man #49 Inhyuk Lee Var$9.99Marvel10/07/20
15X of Swords Handbook #1$4.99Marvel09/30/20
16Shang-Chi #1$3.99Marvel09/30/20
17Department of Truth #1 10 Copy Incv Shalvey$3.99Image09/30/20
18Giant Size X-Men Tribute Wein Cockrum #1$5.99Marvel09/30/20
19Immortal Hulk Threshing Place #1$4.99Marvel09/30/20
20Strange Academy #3 Adams Character Spotlight Var$3.99Marvel09/30/20
21X-Factor #4 Alex Ross Angel Timeless Var Xos$4.99Marvel09/30/20
22Giant Size X-Men Tribute Wein Cockrum #1 Moore Var$5.99Marvel09/30/20
23Strange Academy #3 Alex Ross Doctor Strange Timeless Var$3.99Marvel09/30/20
24Amazing Spider-Man #49$9.99Marvel10/07/20
25Amazing Spider-Man #49 Young Var$9.99Marvel10/07/20



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; while deep discounts may also put titles on these lists, the charts are ranked by invoiced dollars, which is what retailers actually paid.




Reorders placed between Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2020

• Top reordered comic book:
Amazing Spider-Man #47 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Old Guard Book 1 Opening Fire (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 1 (Marvel)

A graphic-novel-heavy reorder list began September for Diamond.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00MarvelBacklist
2Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00MarvelBacklist
3Black Widow Strikes Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
4Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse02/27/19
5Old Guard TPB Book 1 Opening Fire$16.99ImageBacklist
6Steranko Is Revolutionary King-Size HC$125.00Marvel08/26/20
7Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 5$49.99Dark Horse07/01/20
8Black Widow Strikes Omnibus HC Dm Var$100.00MarvelBacklist
9Thor Heroes Return Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00Marvel10/03/18
10Amazing Spider-Man #47$3.99Marvel08/26/20
11Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 3 Hotel Oblivion$19.99Dark Horse09/18/19
12Pulp HC$16.99Image07/29/20
13East of West The Apocalypse Year Two HC$49.99ImageBacklist
14Cruel Summer HC$34.99Image08/12/20
15Critical Role TPB Vol. 1 Vox Machina Origins$19.99Dark Horse10/16/19
16Avengers by Hickman Complete Collection TPB Vol. 1$34.99Marvel08/26/20
17Doomsday Clock HC Part 2 With Slipcase$24.99DC06/24/20
18Spawn Origins TPB Vol. 2$14.99ImageBacklist
19My Hero Academia Vol. 1$9.99VizBacklist
20Cloak and Dagger Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dm Var$100.00MarvelBacklist
21X-Men Epic Collection TPB Proteus$39.99Marvel08/26/20
22Monstress TPB Vol. 2$16.99ImageBacklist
23March Book 1$14.95IDWBacklist
24Maestro #1$4.99Marvel08/19/20
25House of X Powers of X TPB$44.99Marvel08/26/20



Reorders placed between September 7-13, 2020

• Top reordered September-shipping comic book:
Thor #5 3rd Printing Klein Var. (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite (Dark Horse)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 1 (Marvel)

A second week in a row for Wolverine's new printing as the top reordered hardcover.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 1 Apocalypse Suite$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
2Batman by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo Box Set 1$49.99DCBacklist
3 Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection TPB Great Power New Ptg DM $34.99Marvel03/25/20
4Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 2 Dallas$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
5Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel09/02/20
6Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 3 Hotel Oblivion$19.99Dark Horse09/18/19
7 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Dlx HC Year One $75.00BoomBacklist
8House of X Powers of X TPB$44.99Marvel08/26/20
9Astonishing X-Men Whedon Cassaday Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel06/03/20
10Thor #5 3rd Ptg Klein Var$3.99Marvel09/02/20
11X-Men Vs Apocalypse Twelve Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel02/05/20
12Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00Marvel09/02/20
13Batman The Long Halloween TPB$29.99DCBacklist
14Dave Cockrum X-Men Artifact Ed HC (Net)$75.00IDW06/24/20
15Miles Morales Spider-Man #18 Out$3.99Marvel09/02/20
16Empyre #6$5.99Marvel09/02/20
17Wedding of Cyclops & Phoenix HC$125.00Marvel09/05/18
18Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19
19East of West The Apocalypse Year One HC$49.99ImageBacklist
20Oz HC Emerald City of Oz$24.99MarvelBacklist
21Little Marvel Standee Punch-Out Book TPB$24.99MarvelBacklist
22Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dm Var New Ptg$100.00Marvel09/02/20
23Blacksad Collected Stories TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dark Horse07/22/20
24Women of Power Standee Punch Out Book HC$24.99MarvelBacklist
25Black Widow #1$3.99Marvel09/02/20



Reorders placed between September 14-20, 2020

• Top reordered September-shipping comic book:
Web of Venom: Wraith #1 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Batman: The Long Halloween (DC)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Amazing Spider-Man: Straczynski Omnibus HC Vol. 2 (Marvel)

Another week for strong performances from Donny Cates' work on Venom and Thor.

Diamond was still selling through its stock of DC graphic novels, as can be seen here.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Web of Venom Wraith #1$4.99Marvel 9/9/20
2Batman The Long Halloween TPB$29.99DCBacklist
3Thor #6$3.99Marvel08/19/20
4Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00Marvel09/02/20
5Absolute Carnage Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
6Dark Nights Metal TPB$19.99DC01/23/19
7Umbrella Academy TPB Vol. 2 Dallas$17.99Dark HorseBacklist
8X-Men Grand Design Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
9Black Widow Strikes Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel09/02/20
10Boys Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dynamite03/20/19
11X-Men Age of Apocalypse TPB Vol. 2 Reign$34.99MarvelBacklist
12Man Thing by Steve Gerber Complete Coll TPB Vol. 1$39.99MarvelBacklist
13Saga Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99Image08/21/19
14House of X Powers of X TPB$44.99Marvel08/26/20
15New X-Men by Morrison Ultimate Coll TPB Book 03$34.99MarvelBacklist
16Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel09/02/20
17Astonishing X-Men Whedon Cassaday Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$100.00Marvel06/03/20
18X-Men Age of Apocalypse TPB Twilight$34.99MarvelBacklist
19Spider-Man Ben Reilly Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00MarvelBacklist
20Star Wars Darth Vader Dark Lord Sith TPB Vol. 1 Imperial Mach$17.99Marvel11/22/17
21Punisher Max TPB Vol. 1 In The Beginning$14.99MarvelBacklist
22Out of the Blue Comp HC$29.99Aftershock07/22/20
23Critical Role HC Vol. 1 Chronicles of Exandria Mighty Nein ($44.99Dark Horse06/10/20
24Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 2$49.99Dark Horse06/26/19
25Cruel Summer HC$34.99Image08/12/20



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.