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November 2020 Comics Sales Early Look

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

November 2020 has four shipping weeks, the same as November 2019, so the year-to-year comparison will be an even one. That November was a good month relative to the previous year: retailers ordered $42.34 million worth of comic books, graphic novels, and magazines from Diamond Comic Distributors.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available sometime in December 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 Oct. 5-11, 2020

• Top advance-reordered November-shipping comic book:
Crossover #1 Cvr A Shaw & Stewart (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Conan the Barbarian Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 5 Kane DM variant (Marvel)

Crossover #1by Donny Cates looked to open strong with several of its variants in the top five. Cates had eight spots in the Top 10 — including the top six as yet another Venom #25 printing made its appearance, and Thor #9 also appeared.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Crossover #1 Cvr A Shaw & Stewart$3.99Image11/04/20
2Crossover #1 Cvr C Shaw$3.99Image11/04/20
3Crossover #1 Cvr B Stegman & Cunniffe$3.99Image11/04/20
4 Venom #25 5th Ptg Bagley Var$5.99Marvel11/04/20
5Crossover #1 Cvr E 10 Copy Incv Johnson$3.99Image11/04/20
6Thor #9 Larroca Fortnite Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
7Wolverine Black White Blood #1$4.99Marvel11/04/20
8Crossover #1 Cvr D Blank Cvr$3.99Image11/04/20
9Venom #28 2nd Ptg Gedeon Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
10 Amazing Spider-Man #51.LR$3.99Marvel11/04/20
11Thor #2 6Th Ptg Coipel Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
12Venom #26 4th Ptg Coello Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
13Origins #1 Cvr A Rebelka$3.99Boom11/04/20
14Department of Truth #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Image11/04/20
15Mighty Morphin #1 Cvr A Lee$4.99Boom11/04/20
16Wolverine Black White Blood #1 Garney Var$4.99Marvel11/04/20
17Thor #9 Frison Valkyrie Phoenix Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
18X of Swords Creation #1 2nd Ptg Larraz Var$6.99Marvel11/04/20
19Conan Barbarian Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Vol. 5 Kane Dm Va$125.00Marvel03/03/21
20Shang-Chi #1 2nd Ptg Su Var$3.99Marvel11/04/20
21X-Factor #4 2nd Ptg Shavrin Var Xos$4.99Marvel11/04/20
22Thor #9$3.99Marvel11/04/20
23Crossover #1 Cvr F 25 Copy Incv Moore$3.99Image11/04/20
24X-Men #14 Xos$3.99Marvel11/04/20
25Marauders #14 Xos$3.99Marvel11/04/20



Advance reorders placed between Oct. 12-18, 2020

• Top advance-reordered November-shipping comic book:
Power Rangers #1 Cvr A Scalera (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Once & Future TPB Vol. 2 (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
X-Men Inferno Omnibus HC (Marvel)

A new Power Rangers title put Boom atop the reorders list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Power Rangers #1 Cvr A Scalera$4.99Boom11/11/20
2Star Wars Darth Vader #7$3.99Marvel11/11/20
3Wolverine #6 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel11/11/20
4Champions #2$3.99Marvel11/11/20
5Amazing Spider-Man #52.LR$3.99Marvel11/11/20
6Wolverine #7$3.99Marvel11/11/20
7 X-Force #13 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel11/11/20
8Power Rangers #1 Cvr C Yoon$4.99Boom11/11/20
9Spawn #309 3rd Ptg$2.99Image11/11/20
10 TMNT The Last Ronin #1 2nd Ptg$8.99IDW12/02/20
11Spawn #308 2nd Ptg$2.99Image11/11/20
12 Marauders #15$3.99Marvel11/11/20
13Strange Academy #3 2nd Ptg Var$3.99Marvel11/11/20
14Power Rangers #1 Cvr B Nicuolo$4.99Boom11/11/20
15Something Is Killing The Children #9 2nd Ptg$3.99Boom11/11/20
16Spawn #310 2nd Ptg$2.99Image11/11/20
17Dune House Atreides #1 2nd Ptg$4.99Boom11/11/20
18X-Men Inferno Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel03/17/21
19Excalibur #14$3.99Marvel11/11/20
20Power Rangers #1 Cvr D Blank Sketch Var$4.99Boom11/11/20
21Marauders #13 2nd Ptg Var$4.99Marvel11/11/20
22Miskatonic #1 Cvr A Haun & Filardi$4.99Aftershock11/11/20
23Once & Future TPB Vol. 2$16.99Boom11/11/20
24Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus HC New Ptg Dm Var$100.00Marvel03/10/21
25Horizon Zero Dawn #1-4 Momoko Pack$29.99Titan11/11/20



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.


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.