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April 2021 Comics Sales Early Look

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


Dejah Thoris Premium Format™ Figure by Sideshow CollectiblesApril 2021 has five New Comic Book Days at Diamond, and four for DC's distributor, Lunar. April 2020 was during the period when Diamond was shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The estimated comics sales for the month will become available as soon as Diamond posts its monthly charts. 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.


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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.



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Advance reorders placed between March 8-14, 2021

• Top advance-reordered April-shipping comic book:
BRZRKR (Berzerker) #1 2nd Ptg Foil Garney (Publisher)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
X-Factor by Peter David Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Quesada DM Var (Marvel)

The week saw the first reprint of BRZRKR #1, and also had another strong release from Boom in Magic: The Gathering #1.

No softcover graphic novels made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Brzrkr (Berzerker) #1 2nd Ptg Foil Garney$5.99Boom04/07/21
2Demon Days X-Men #1 2nd Ptg Momoko Var$4.99Marvel04/07/21
3Magic The Gathering (Mtg) #1 Cvr B Hidden Planeswalker Var$4.99Boom04/07/21
4Amazing Spider-Man #63$4.99Marvel04/07/21
5Magic The Gathering (Mtg) #1 Cvr A Scalera$4.99Boom04/07/21
6X-Factor by Peter David Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Quesada Dm Var$100.00Marvel08/04/21
7Magic Magic Pack #1$39.99Boom04/07/21
8Star Wars High Republic Adventures #3$3.99IDW04/07/21
9Star Wars High Republic #4$3.99Marvel04/07/21
10King In Black #5$5.99Marvel04/07/21
11Captain America Omnibus HC Death Captain America Dm Var$75.00Marvel08/04/21
12Geiger #1 Cvr A Frank$3.99Image04/07/21
13Captain America Omnibus HC Death Captain America New Ptg$75.00Marvel08/04/21
14King In Black #5 Young Var$5.99Marvel04/07/21
15Nocterra #2 Cvr A Daniel & Morey$3.99Image04/07/21
16Immortal Hulk #45 Liefeld Deadpool 30Th Var$3.99Marvel04/07/21
17Locke & Key Sandman Hell & Gone #1 Cvr A Rodriguez$6.99IDW04/14/21
18Silver Coin #1 Cvr A Walsh$3.99Image04/07/21
19Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1 Cvr B Death Foil Var$4.99Boom04/21/21
20Many Deaths of Laila Starr #1 Cvr A Andrade$3.99Boom04/21/21
21Avengers #44 Momoko Var$3.99Marvel04/07/21
22Geiger #1 Cvr E Frank Glow In The Dark Var$3.99Image04/21/21
23King In Black #5 Booth Wraparound Var$5.99Marvel04/07/21
24Avengers #44$3.99Marvel04/07/21
25Star Wars High Republic #4 Bustos Var$3.99Marvel04/07/21



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Advance reorders placed between March 15-21, 2021

• Top advance-reordered April-shipping comic book:
Brzrkr #2 Cvr A Grampa (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Middlewest Complete Tale HC (Image)

The second issue of the Keanu Reeves/Matt Kindt series Brzrkr was the top advance-reordered comic book of the week, with five of its variants making the Top 25.

No softcover graphic novels made the list.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Brzrkr (Berzerker) #2 Cvr A Grampa$3.99Boom04/28/21
2Brzrkr (Berzerker) #2 Cvr C Grampa Foil Var$4.99Boom04/28/21
3Brzrkr (Berzerker) #2 Cvr D Albuquerque Foil Var$4.99Boom04/28/21
4Brzrkr (Berzerker) #2 Cvr B Albuquerque$3.99Boom04/28/21
5Spider-Man Spiders Shadow #1$4.99Marvel04/14/21
6Children of Atom #2$3.99Marvel04/14/21
7Amazing Spider-Man #61 2nd Ptg Gleason Var$3.99Marvel04/14/21
8Middlewest Comp Tale HC$59.99Image07/07/21
9Children of Atom #1 2nd Ptg Coello Var$4.99Marvel04/14/21
10Non-Stop Spider-Man #2$3.99Marvel04/14/21
11Canto & City of Giants #1$3.99IDW04/14/21
12Spider-Man Spiders Shadow #1 Ron Lim Var$4.99Marvel04/14/21
13Spider-Man Spiders Shadow #1 Ferry Var$4.99Marvel04/14/21
14Guardians of the Galaxy #13$4.99Marvel04/14/21
15Non-Stop Spider-Man #2 Okazaki Var$3.99Marvel04/14/21
16Marvel August 1961 Omnibus HC Kirby Dm Var$150.00Marvel08/11/21
17Karmen #2 Cvr A March$3.99Image04/14/21
18Thor #14$3.99Marvel04/14/21
19Home #1 Cvr B Salcedo$3.99Image04/14/21
20Phantom On Scan #1 Cvr A Torres$4.99Aftershock04/14/21
21Proctor Valley Road #2 Cvr A Franquiz$3.99Boom04/14/21
22Guardians of the Galaxy #13 Liefeld Deadpool 30Th Var$4.99Marvel04/14/21
23America Chavez Made In Usa #1 2nd Ptg Pichelli Var$3.99Marvel04/14/21
24Brzrkr (Berzerker) #2 Cvr E 25 Copy Incv Leon$3.99Boom04/28/21
25Nottingham #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Mad Cave04/28/21



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Advance reorders placed between March 22-28, 2021

• Top advance-reordered April-shipping comic book:
Women of Marvel #1 Momoko Variant (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Aliens Original Years Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Mendoza DM Variant (Marvel)

Marvel's relaunch of the Aliens continued to generate advance reorders.

Also a rare appearance by Fantagraphics on the advance reorder charts with the Barry Windsor-Smith Monsters HC, which ships in May.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Aliens Original Years Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Mendoza Dm Var$125.00Marvel08/18/21
2Women of Marvel #1 Momoko Var$5.99Marvel04/21/21
3Alien #2$3.99Marvel04/21/21
4What If Original Marvel Series Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Buscema Dm$100.00Marvel08/18/21
5Ultramega by James Harren #1 Cvr A Harren 2nd Ptg$7.99Image04/21/21
6Carnage Black White and Blood #2$4.99Marvel04/21/21
7Alien #2 Hans Var$3.99Marvel04/21/21
8Barry Windsor-Smith Monsters HC$39.99Fantagraphics05/05/21
9Aliens Original Years Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Asrar Cvr$125.00Marvel08/18/21
10Way of X #1$4.99Marvel04/21/21
11Ultramega by James Harren #2 Cvr A Harren$7.99Image04/21/21
12What If Original Marvel Series Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Wilson Cvr$100.00Marvel08/18/21
13Captain Marvel #28$3.99Marvel04/21/21
14Carnage Black White and Blood #2 Hotz Var$4.99Marvel04/21/21
15Star Wars Doctor Aphra #9$3.99Marvel04/21/21
16Amazing Spider-Man #64$3.99Marvel04/21/21
17Mighty Valkyries #1$4.99Marvel04/21/21
18Ultramega by James Harren #2 Cvr C 5 Copy Incv B&W Virgin (M$7.99Image04/21/21
19Ultramega by James Harren #2 Cvr B Bertram$7.99Image04/21/21
20Stray Dogs #3 Cvr B Horror Movie Var Forstner & Fleecs$3.99Image04/21/21
21Walking Dead Dlx #13 Cvr D Rapoza$3.99Image04/21/21
22Women of Marvel #1 Wolf Var$5.99Marvel04/21/21
23Radiant Black #2 2nd Ptg$3.99Image04/21/21
24Avengers #45 Kib$3.99Marvel04/21/21
25Alice In Leatherland #1 Cvr A Romboli$3.99Black Mask04/14/21



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Advance reorders placed between March 29-April 4, 2021

• Top advance-reordered April-shipping comic book:
BRZRKR #1 3rd Ptg Foil Mora (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Loki Agent of Asgard Complete Collection (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Fantastic Four Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Kirby DM Var (Marvel)

BRZRKR #1 continued its run with a version limited to 10,000 copies, as Kurt Busiek's The Marvels #1 landed in the top three. The Fantastic Four Omnibus placed fourth.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Brzrkr (Berzerker) #1 3rd Ptg Foil Mora$5.99Boom04/28/21
2Silk #2$3.99Marvel04/28/21
3The Marvels #1$4.99Marvel04/28/21
4Fantastic Four Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Kirby Dm Var$100.00Marvel08/25/21
5Alien #1 2nd Ptg Larroca Var$4.99Marvel04/28/21
6Geiger #1 2nd Ptg Cvr A Frank$3.99Image04/28/21
7Spider-Man by Mcfarlane Omnibus HC Blck Cost Dm Var New Ptg$75.00Marvel08/25/21
8Department of Truth #8 Cvr C Young$3.99Image04/28/21
9Fantastic Four Omnibus HC Vol. 4 Art Adams Cvr$100.00Marvel08/25/21
10Loki Agent of Asgard Complete Collection TPB New Ptg$39.99Marvel05/26/21
11Daredevil by Charles Soule Omnibus HC Lopez Dm Var$125.00Marvel08/25/21
12Shadecraft #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Image04/28/21
13Miles Morales Spider-Man #25$4.99Marvel04/28/21
14Crossover #6 Cvr C Larsen$3.99Image04/28/21
15Spider-Man by Mcfarlane Omnibus HC Red Blue Cost Cvr New Ptg$75.00Marvel08/25/21
16Miles Morales Spider-Man #25 Bagley Skyline Var$4.99Marvel04/28/21
17Daredevil by Charles Soule Omnibus HC Noto Cvr$125.00Marvel08/25/21
18Shadecraft #2 Cvr A Garbett$3.99Image04/28/21
19Star Wars Empire 40Th Anniv Cvr Sprouse #1 Movie Poster Var$5.99Marvel04/28/21
20Beta Ray Bill #2$3.99Marvel04/28/21
21Crossover #6 Cvr D Bederman$3.99Image04/28/21
22Crossover #6 Cvr E 5 Copy Incv Bederman Virgin$3.99Image04/28/21
23Magic The Gathering (Mtg) #1 2nd Ptg Guara$4.99Boom04/28/21
24Kull Destroyer Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus HC Ploog Dm Var$125.00Marvel08/25/21
25Shadecraft #2 Cvr B Lotay$3.99Image04/28/21



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

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



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Reorders placed between April 5-11, 2021

• Top reordered comic book:
TMNT: The Last Ronin #2 (IDW)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Invincible Compendium Vol. 1 (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
X-Men Inferno Omnibus (Marvel)

The Invincible Compendium took the top slot after the release of the animated TV series, an Amazon Original production.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
2TMNT The Last Ronin #2$8.99IDW02/17/21
3X-Men Inferno Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel03/24/21
4Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklist
5TMNT The Last Ronin #1 3rd Ptg$8.99IDW02/03/21
6Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1 (New Edition)$59.99Image02/24/21
7Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 3$64.99Image07/18/18
8TMNT The Last Ronin Directors Cut #1$10.99IDW03/17/21
9Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom06/10/20
10Invincible TPB Vol. 1 Family Matters$12.99ImageBacklist
11Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse02/27/19
12Deadpool Adamantium Collection Slipcase HC$200.00Marvel03/01/17
13Civil War HC Mcniven Cvr New Ptg$34.99MarvelBacklist
14Alan Moore Neonomicon TPB New Ptg$19.99AvatarBacklist
15Official Handbook Marvel Universe Dlx Ed Omnibus HC Frenz Dm$150.00Marvel03/17/21
16Daredevil Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Ross Cvr$125.00Marvel02/08/17
17East of West The Apocalypse Year One HC$49.99ImageBacklist
18Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 2$14.99Boom11/25/20
19Avatar Last Airbender Lost Adventures Library Ed HC$39.99Dark Horse11/04/20
20Saga Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99Image08/21/19
21TMNT The Last Ronin #2 2nd Ptg$8.99IDW03/31/21
22Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 2$49.99Dark Horse06/26/19
23House of X Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel12/11/19
24Invincible HC Vol. 1 Ultimate Coll$34.99ImageBacklist
25Yuuna & Haunted Hot Springs Gn Vol. 13$12.99Seven Seas03/31/21



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Reorders placed between April 12-18, 2021

• Top reordered comic book:
TMNT: The Last Ronin #1 3rd Printing (Publisher)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Invincible Compendium Vol. 1 (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Guardians of the Galaxy by Jim Valentino Omnibus HC (Publisher)

Only one comic book made a chart heavily laden with expensive hardcovers. Invincible repeated its performance in the top position from the week before.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
2Guardians of Galaxy by Jim Valentino Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel03/01/17
3Shang-Chi Master Kung Fu Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Cassaday Cvr$125.00MarvelBacklist
4Daredevil Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Ross Cvr$125.00Marvel02/08/17
5Criminal Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99ImageBacklist
6Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00Marvel07/04/18
7Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 3$64.99Image07/18/18
8Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu Omnibus HC Vol. 3 Deodato Cvr$125.00Marvel03/01/17
9Thor Heroes Return Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00Marvel10/04/17
10Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dellotto Cvr$125.00MarvelBacklist
11Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklist
12Guardians of Galaxy by Bendis Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
13Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1 (New Edition)$59.99Image02/24/21
14Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus HC New Ptg$100.00Marvel09/06/17
15War of Kings Prelude HC Road To War of Kings Omnibus$125.00Marvel04/05/17
16Star Wars Marvel Uk Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel09/06/17
17Shang-Chi Master Kung Fu Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00MarvelBacklist
18East of West The Apocalypse Year One HC$49.99ImageBacklist
19Deadpool Beginnings Omnibus HC$100.00Marvel01/25/17
20East of West The Apocalypse Year Two HC$49.99Image03/22/17
21TMNT The Last Ronin #1 3rd Ptg$8.99IDW02/03/21
22Deadpool by Posehn and Duggan Omnibus HC$100.00MarvelBacklist
23Deadpool Minibus 2 HC$75.00MarvelBacklist
24Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00Marvel07/05/17
25East of West The Apocalypse Year Three HC$49.99Image11/18/20



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Reorders placed between April 19-25, 2021

• Top reordered April-shipping comic book:
TMNT: The Last Ronin #1 3rd Printing (Publisher)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Invincible Compendium Vol. 1 (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Criminal Deluxe Ed. Vol. 1 (Image)

For the third week in a row, the TV-show empowered Invincible took the top slot — and this time took the next two slots, as well. TMNT: The Last Ronin #1's third printing repeated as most reordered comic book.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
2Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklist
3Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 3$64.99Image07/18/18
4Criminal Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99ImageBacklist
5Spider-Man by Stern Omnibus HC Hobgoblin Unmasked Dm Var$125.00MarvelBacklist
6Criminal Dlx Ed HC Vol. 2$49.99ImageBacklist
7World of Black Hammer Library Ed HC Vol. 2$49.99Dark HorseBacklist
8Invincible HC Vol. 1 Ultimate Coll$34.99ImageBacklist
9Daredevil Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Ross Cvr$125.00Marvel02/08/17
10Invincible HC Vol. 2 Ultimate Coll (New Ptg)$39.99Image04/19/17
11East of West The Apocalypse Year Two HC$49.99Image03/22/17
12Invincible HC Vol. 3 Ultimate Coll$34.99ImageBacklist
13 TMNT The Last Ronin #1 3rd Ptg$8.99IDW02/03/21
14Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse02/27/19
15War of Kings Prelude HC Road To War of Kings Omnibus$125.00Marvel04/05/17
16Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 2$49.99Dark Horse06/26/19
17Thunderbolts Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Bagley Annual Dm Var$125.00MarvelBacklist
18Thunderbolts Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Bagley First Issue Cvr$125.00MarvelBacklist
19Vision & Scarlet Witch TPB Saga Wanda & Vision$39.99Marvel01/13/21
20Criminal Dlx Ed HC Vol. 3$49.99Image11/25/20
21Thor Heroes Return Omnibus HC Vol. 1$125.00Marvel10/04/17
22Locke & Key Sandman Hell & Gone #1 Cvr A Rodriguez (C: 0-1-0)$6.99IDW04/14/21
23Tokyo Ghoul Gn Complete Box Set$149.99Viz10/17/18
24Defenders Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Adams Dm Var$100.00Marvel04/07/21
25Shang-Chi Master Kung Fu Omnibus HC Vol. 2 Cassaday Cvr$125.00MarvelBacklist



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Reorders placed between April 26-May 2, 2021

• Top reordered comic book:
TMNT: The Last Ronin #1 3rd Printing (IDW)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Invincible Compendium Vol. 1 (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Berzerk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 7 (Dark Horse)

For the fourth week in a row, the TV-show empowered Invincible took the top slot — and this time took the next two of the next three slots, as well. TMNT: The Last Ronin #1's third printing repeated once again as most reordered comic book.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
2Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 7$49.99Dark Horse03/10/21
3Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 2$64.99ImageBacklist
4Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 3$64.99Image07/18/18
5Spider-Man by Stern Omnibus HC Hobgoblin Unmasked Dm Var$125.00Marvel04/21/21
6East of West The Apocalypse Year One HC$49.99ImageBacklist
7Thunderbolts Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Bagley Annual Dm Var$125.00Marvel04/21/21
8Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom06/10/20
9Invincible HC Vol. 1 Ultimate Coll$34.99ImageBacklist
10TMNT Reborn TPB Vol. 2 Life After Death (C: 0-1-0)$19.99IDWBacklist
11TMNT The Last Ronin #1 3rd Ptg$8.99IDW02/03/21
12Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 2$49.99Dark Horse06/26/19
13Norse Mythology HC Vol. 1$29.99Dark Horse03/17/21
14Invincible HC Vol. 2 Ultimate Coll (New Ptg)$39.99Image04/19/17
15Criminal Dlx Ed HC Vol. 2$49.99ImageBacklist
16House of X Powers of X TPB$44.99Marvel08/26/20
17Criminal Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99ImageBacklist
18Pokemon Adventures Gn Box Set Vol. 1 Red Blue (Curr Ptg) (C:$54.99VizBacklist
19House of X Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel12/11/19
20Invincible TPB Vol. 1 Family Matters$9.99ImageBacklist
21Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 6$49.99Dark Horse11/25/20
22Barry Windsor-Smith Monsters HC$39.99Fantagraphics04/28/21
23Spider-Man by Stern Omnibus HC Spider-Man Hobgoblin Cvr$125.00Marvel04/21/21
24Lovesickness Junji Ito Story Coll HC$22.99Viz04/21/21
25Avatar Last Airbender Rift Omnibus TPB$24.99Dark Horse04/21/21


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.