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June 2021 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Shipped to North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This data combines orders from all Direct Market distributors. Click to see only Diamond and DC's distributor.


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June 2021 appears to have been the best month for new comics initial orders since the Coronavirus pandemic began, with Direct Market retailers ordering close to $40 million in new comic books from all publishers, including DC.

That performance — apparently based on between 8 and 9 million copies initially ordered —  represents a large improvement over the previous June, of course, but it also would have been regardless of the pandemic, because June 2021 had five shipping weeks for both Diamond Comic Distributors and DC's distributor, Lunar Distribution. Further, DC didn't offer anything during the final week of June 2020, as it was giving retailers time to prepare for its July 1 departure from Diamond.

So the number of new releases was going to be larger in any event — but even so, the 406 new comic books released by publishers was the largest number since March 2020, and not far off the 424 comic books offered in four-week June 2019. Marvel's slate sizes continue to lag its pre-pandemic levels by nearly a third, but DC hit 60 new comics, a figure right in line with where it had been in the spring of 2019. A new comic initial order approaching $40 million, if correct, would be competitive with the best months of the 2010s, and that's with Marvel at a lower capacity and without any reorders figured in.

The top comic book in units and dollars, according to our retail intial order dataset, was Venom #35, which was dubbed the 200th issue of that series through the most circuitous legacy numbering route that Marvel had at the time. (Read more about legacy numbering here.) At $9.99, it appears to have been the top dollar comic book in the first half of 2021.

Lunar did not release any sales reporting, and by July, Diamond was in the eighth month of its second pause in monthly report releases. As we did during the first pause in 2020, Comichron has drawn upon a retailer initial order sample to determine approximate unit and dollar sales rankings. The dataset represented a sizable number of copies, from which Comichron was able to determine relative sales volumes — but only the rankings are being shared at this time, and no attempt has been made to rank items beyond 250th place.

No statistical adjustments have been made for returnability and no later returns have been subtracted out. Note, further, that our process only looks at first-month orders for comics, so no reordered titles from the month before or reprints appear in the chart below.

The charts feature every new comic book released by Diamond and Lunar in June 2021. Variant editions have been merged into single entries, following longtime industry practice. The DC release dates are from Lunar.

Things to remember: As we're not characterizing order levels at this time, ranked comics could be separated by thousands of copies or as little as a single issue. Rankings are most reliable for regular series issues in the middle of the chart: orders for the highest sellers and first issues may tend to show more variation.

Rankings in these charts should also be expected to differ — often significantly — from the sales-to-consumers charts available at other outlets. Those report sell-through and not sell-in. Comichron tracks copies in circulation, a category which includes both copies on retail shelves and in consumers' hands.

You can see the reorders that were placed during the month on our pages for reorders and advance reorders for the year. We also have a page breaking out ship dates for second printings.

As is the case with all data on Comichron, it is subject to revision without notice in the event more authoritative and complete information about orders becomes available.

—John Jackson Miller


This the two lists below include all comic books released by Direct Market Distributors in the month.
Rankings are based on Comichron's retailer inital order sample and do not include reorders.
Distributor charts are regional commodity reports, not measures of a work's total reach. Read our FAQ.
The links lead to current listings for each item on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.


UnitDollarComic-book TitleIssuePriceOn salePublisher
11Venom35$9.9906/16/21Marvel
22Spawn Universe1$5.9906/23/21Image
33Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters1$4.9906/02/21Marvel
49Brzrkr3$3.9906/16/21Boom
55Batman109$4.9906/01/21DC
67Planet-Sized X-Men1$4.9906/16/21Marvel
712X-Men21$3.9906/09/21Marvel
813Nice House on the Lake1$3.9906/01/21DC
98Batman Fortnite Zero Point4$4.9906/01/21DC
106Joker4$5.9906/08/21DC
1110Batman Fortnite Zero Point5$4.9906/15/21DC
1221Static Season One1$3.9906/15/21DC
1322Wolverine13$3.9906/23/21Marvel
1449Spawn319$2.9906/30/21Image
1514Batman Catwoman5$4.9906/01/21DC
1615Amazing Spider-Man67$4.9906/02/21Marvel
1726Amazing Spider-Man68$3.9906/09/21Marvel
1817Marauders21$4.9906/02/21Marvel
1919Demon Days Mariko1$4.9906/16/21Marvel
2031Amazing Spider-Man69$3.9906/23/21Marvel
2133Immortal Hulk47$3.9906/02/21Marvel
2234X-Force20$3.9906/02/21Marvel
2338Something Is Killing the Children17$3.9906/23/21Boom
2439Batman Reptilian1$3.9906/22/21DC
2540Star Wars14$3.9906/16/21Marvel
2641Star Wars Darth Vader13$3.9906/23/21Marvel
2723Infinite Frontier1$4.9906/22/21DC
2842Geiger3$3.9906/09/21Image
2944Star Wars High Republic6$3.9906/30/21Marvel
304DC Pride1$9.9906/08/21DC
3124Detective Comics1037$4.9906/08/21DC
3225Heroes Reborn6$4.9906/09/21Marvel
3345Nightwing81$3.9906/15/21DC
3418Heroes Return1$5.9906/23/21Marvel
3547Way of X3$3.9906/23/21Marvel
3648Alien4$3.9906/16/21Marvel
3727Detective Comics1038$4.9906/22/21DC
3850X-Factor10$3.9906/30/21Marvel
3929Heroes Reborn5$4.9906/02/21Marvel
4051Hellions12$3.9906/02/21Marvel
4152New Mutants19$3.9906/16/21Marvel
4253Star Wars Bounty Hunters13$3.9906/09/21Marvel
4354Nocterra4$3.9906/02/21Image
4455Excalibur21$3.9906/09/21Marvel
4556Sword6$3.9906/23/21Marvel
4630Heroes Reborn7$4.9906/16/21Marvel
4732United States of Captain America1$4.9906/30/21Marvel
4857Batman the Detective3$3.9906/08/21DC
4958Robin3$3.9906/22/21DC
5059Spider-Man Spider's Shadow3$3.9906/09/21Marvel
5162Basilisk1$3.9906/02/21Boom
5236Rorschach9$4.9906/08/21DC
5337Justice League62$4.9906/01/21DC
5464Harley Quinn4$3.9906/22/21DC
5566Department of Truth10$3.9906/30/21Image
5668X-Corp2$3.9906/16/21Marvel
5728Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man Chameleon Conspiracy1$5.9906/30/21Marvel
5870Gamma Flight1$3.9906/23/21Marvel
5972Daredevil31$3.9906/30/21Marvel
6073Crush & Lobo1$3.9906/01/21DC
6146Justice League63$4.9906/22/21DC
6274Fantastic Four33$3.9906/16/21Marvel
6376Miles Morales Spider-Man27$3.9906/16/21Marvel
6477Batman The Adventures Continue Season II1$3.9906/01/21DC
6579Crossover7$3.9906/30/21Image
6681Web of Spider-Man1$3.9906/09/21Marvel
6782Children of Atom4$3.9906/09/21Marvel
6884X-Men Legends4$3.9906/23/21Marvel
6985Guardians of the Galaxy15$3.9906/23/21Marvel
7020Batman Urban Legends4$7.9906/08/21DC
7187Strange Academy11$3.9906/09/21Marvel
7260Fire Power12$4.9906/02/21Image
7361Supergirl Woman of Tomorrow1$4.9906/15/21DC
7411Marvels Voices Pride1$9.9906/23/21Marvel
7589Star Wars Doctor Aphra11$3.9906/30/21Marvel
7663Heroes Reborn Night-Gwen1$4.9906/09/21Marvel
7743Wonder Woman Black & Gold1$5.9906/22/21DC
7892Beta Ray Bill4$3.9906/30/21Marvel
7965Superman32$4.9906/22/21DC
8093Legends of the Dark Knight2$3.9906/15/21DC
8167Wonder Woman773$4.9906/08/21DC
8271Iron Man Annual1$4.9906/02/21Marvel
8395Non-Stop Spider-Man3$3.9906/02/21Marvel
8496Barbaric1$3.9906/30/21Vault
8597Teen Titans Academy4$3.9906/22/21DC
8698Swamp Thing4$3.9906/01/21DC
87100Flash771$3.9906/15/21DC
8816Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular1$9.9906/29/21DC
89102Checkmate1$3.9906/22/21DC
90103Stray Dogs5$3.9906/23/21Image
91104Silk4$3.9906/23/21Marvel
9275Bunny Mask1$4.9906/09/21Aftershock
93106Shang-Chi2$3.9906/30/21Marvel
94107Batman Superman19$3.9906/22/21DC
95108Walking Dead Deluxe16$3.9906/02/21Image
96109Bettie Page & Curse of the Banshee1$3.9906/02/21Dynamite
97110Walking Dead Deluxe17$3.9906/16/21Image
98111Future State Gotham2$3.9906/08/21DC
99112Captain Marvel29$3.9906/23/21Marvel
10080Next Batman Second Son3$4.9906/01/21DC
10183Captain America Annual1$4.9906/16/21Marvel
10286Action Comics1032$4.9906/22/21DC
10388Black Cat Annual1$4.9906/30/21Marvel
104115Crime Syndicate4$3.9906/01/21DC
105116Vampirella21$3.9906/30/21Dynamite
106117Iron Man9$3.9906/09/21Marvel
107118Eternals5$3.9906/30/21Marvel
108120Savage Avengers21$3.9906/02/21Marvel
10990Green Lantern3$4.9906/01/21DC
11091Fantastic Four Life Story2$4.9906/23/21Marvel
111121Mighty Crusaders$3.9906/30/21Archie
112122DC Horror Presents The Conjuring The Lover1$3.9906/01/21DC
113124Justice League Last Ride2$3.9906/08/21DC
114125Vampirella20$3.9906/02/21Dynamite
115127Catwoman32$3.9906/15/21DC
11694Heroes Reborn Weapon X and Final Flight1$4.9906/16/21Marvel
117130Radiant Black5$3.9906/16/21Image
118131Suicide Squad4$3.9906/01/21DC
119101Wonder Woman774$4.9906/22/21DC
120132Silver Coin3$3.9906/16/21Image
12178Jupiters Legacy Requiem1$5.9906/16/21Image
122133Star Wars High Republic Adventures5$3.9906/16/21IDW
123134Cable11$3.9906/30/21Marvel
124135Black Cat7$3.9906/02/21Marvel
125136Avengers Mech Strike4$3.9906/30/21Marvel
126137Vinyl1$3.9906/23/21Image
127138Cimmerian Iron Shadows In Moon3$3.9906/16/21Ablaze
128113Heroes Reborn Squadron Savage1$4.9906/09/21Marvel
12935Infinite Frontier Secret Files1$9.9906/29/21DC
130123Heroes Reborn American Knights1$4.9906/02/21Marvel
131139Black Widow8$3.9906/30/21Marvel
132128Heroes Reborn Marvel Double Action1$4.9906/02/21Marvel
133141White1 $3.9906/30/21Black Mask
134142The Marvels3$3.9906/30/21Marvel
13569Ultramega4$7.9906/16/21Image
136143Die!Namite Lives1$3.9906/09/21Dynamite
137105Teen Titans Academy 2021 Yearbook1$5.9906/29/21DC
138145Mighty Valkyries3$3.9906/16/21Marvel
139148Far Sector12$3.9906/08/21DC
140150Time Before Time2$3.9906/16/21Image
141114MFKZ1$5.9906/23/21Behemoth
142151Undiscovered Country13$3.9906/23/21Image
143152Vengeance of Vampirella19$3.9906/23/21Dynamite
144153TMNT117$3.9906/09/21IDW
145155Eve2$3.9906/09/21Boom
146156Parasomnia1$3.9906/30/21Dark Horse
147119Superman Red And Blue4$5.9906/15/21DC
148199Batman And Scooby-Doo Mysteries3$2.9906/08/21DC
149126Catwoman 2021 Annual1$5.9906/29/21DC
150158Ascender16$3.9906/23/21Image
151159Good Luck1$3.9906/23/21Boom
152160Web of Spider-Man2$3.9906/23/21Marvel
153161Old Guard Tales Through Time3$3.9906/23/21Image
154162TMNT118$3.9906/23/21IDW
155163Shadecraft4$3.9906/23/21Image
156164We Only Find Them When They're Dead7$3.9906/30/21Boom
157165Mister Miracle The Source of Freedom2$3.9906/22/21DC
158140Magic: The Gathering3$4.9906/09/21Boom
159166Conan The Barbarian22$3.9906/09/21Marvel
160167Challenge of the Super Sons3$3.9906/08/21DC
161168Red Sonja28$3.9906/23/21Dynamite
162169Invincible Red Sonja2$3.9906/02/21Dynamite
163170Moths1$3.9906/02/21AWA
164171Many Deaths of Laila Starr3$3.9906/16/21Boom
165172Black Knight Curse Ebony Blade4$3.9906/30/21Marvel
166173You Promised Me Darkness3$3.9906/30/21Behemoth
167174Karmen4$3.9906/09/21Image
168144Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries Extravaganza1$4.9906/29/21DC
169175Iron Fist Heart of Dragon6$3.9906/02/21Marvel
170176Good Asian2$3.9906/09/21Image
171177Die17$3.9906/09/21Image
172178Sensational Wonder Woman4$3.9906/01/21DC
173179Norse Mythology II1$3.9906/16/21Dark Horse
174180Proctor Valley Road4$3.9906/09/21Boom
175181Man-Bat5$3.9906/01/21DC
176149Out of Body1$4.9906/02/21Aftershock
177183Mighty Morphin8$3.9906/09/21Boom
178184Vampirella Vs. Purgatori4$3.9906/09/21Dynamite
179186American Vampire 19769$3.9906/08/21DC
180187Sonjaversal5$3.9906/16/21Dynamite
181188Two Moons5$3.9906/30/21Image
182189Black Hammer Reborn1$3.9906/23/21Dark Horse
183190Sacred Six10$3.9906/16/21Dynamite
184154Dune House Atreides8$4.9906/30/21Boom
185191Space Pirate Capt Harlock1$3.9906/16/21Ablaze
186192Oblivion Song31$3.9906/09/21Image
187194Serial4$3.9906/02/21Abstract
188195Blade Runner 20295$3.9906/30/21Titan
189196Stillwater8 $3.9906/16/21Image
19099Sonic The Hedgehog 30th Anniv Special$8.9906/23/21IDW
191197Cherry Blackbird1 $3.9906/09/21Scout
192200Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton1$3.9906/09/21Image
193201Red Room2$3.9906/30/21Fantagraphics
194202Marjorie Finnegan Temporal Criminal2$3.9906/09/21AWA
195129Power Rangers Unlimited Edge Darkness1$7.9906/30/21Boom
196204Nottingham4$3.9906/16/21Mad Cave
197182Street Fighter 2021 Scifi Fantasy Special1$4.9906/30/21Udon
198207Deep Beyond5$3.9906/02/21Image
199208Killadelphia14$3.9906/23/21Image
200211Compass1$3.9906/16/21Image
201212G.I. Joe A Real American Hero282$3.9906/09/21IDW
202213Black Hammer Visions5$3.9906/09/21Dark Horse
203214Freak Snow1$3.9906/09/21Behemoth
204215Maniac of New York5$3.9906/09/21Aftershock
205216Firefly30$3.9906/23/21Boom
206198Vampirella 1992 One Shot Cvr a Krome$4.9906/02/21Dynamite
207217Reptil2$3.9906/23/21Marvel
208218Transformers Beast Wars5$3.9906/30/21IDW
209219Witcher Witchs Lament2$3.9906/30/21Dark Horse
210220Young Hellboy The Hidden Land4$3.9906/02/21Dark Horse
211203Red Sonja 1982$4.9906/09/21Dynamite
212185Star Wars Adventures Weapon of a Jedi2$5.9906/30/21IDW
213221Dreaming Waking Hours11$3.9906/22/21DC
214222Maria Llovets Eros Psyche4$3.9906/23/21Ablaze
215223Money Shot12$3.9906/30/21Vault
216224Power Rangers8$3.9906/23/21Boom
217146Trials Loki Marvel Tales1$7.9906/02/21Marvel
218206Wynd7$4.9906/09/21Boom
219147Oz Annual Patchwork Girl1$7.9906/30/21Zenescope
220209Firefly Brand New Verse4$4.9906/16/21Boom
221225Ant12$3.9906/09/21Image
222226RWBY Justice League3$3.9906/22/21DC
223228That Texas Blood7$3.9906/30/21Image
224229Family Tree12$3.9906/02/21Image
225230Jules Verne Lighthouse3$3.9906/23/21Image
226157La Muerta Retailiation$7.9906/30/21Coffin
227231Usagi Yojimbo Dragon Bellow Conspiracy1$3.9906/30/21IDW
228232Nuclear Family5$3.9906/23/21Aftershock
229233Usagi Yojimbo20$3.9906/16/21IDW
230234Transformers Back to Future4$3.9906/23/21IDW
231235Monstress35$3.9906/30/21Image
232236Shadowman3$3.9906/23/21Valiant
233237Home Sick Pilots6$3.9906/23/21Image
234239Canto & City of Giants3$3.9906/30/21IDW
235240Red Sonja 19771$3.9906/09/21Dynamite
236241Minky Woodcock Girl Electrified Tesla3$3.9906/16/21Titan
237242Imogen of Wyrding Way$3.9906/23/21Dark Horse
238243Resistance Uprising3$3.9906/16/21AWA
239245Sonic The Hedgehog41$3.9906/16/21IDW
240246G.I. Joe A Real American Hero283$3.9906/16/21IDW
241248Seven Secrets9$3.9906/16/21Boom
242250Transformers31$3.9906/23/21IDW
243251Rick and Morty Ricks New Hat1$3.9906/02/21Oni
244253Worst Dudes1$3.9906/02/21Dark Horse
245254By The Horns3$3.9906/30/21Scout
246227Truth And Justice5$4.9906/15/21DC
247255Home3$3.9906/16/21Image
248256Redemption5 $3.9906/30/21AWA
249257Commanders In Crisis9$3.9906/02/21Image
250258Star Trek Year Five21$3.9906/30/21IDW

The list below includes all the other comics released by Diamond and Lunar for which Comichron is not projecting rankings at this time. They appear in alphabetical order by publisher and then by title; use the arrows to sort by any column.

The links lead to current listings for each item on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

Comic-book TitleIssuePriceOn salePublisher
Femforce192$5.9505/12/21AC
Miranda In Maelstrom6$3.9905/05/21Action Lab
Project Patron2$3.9905/12/21Aftershock
Shadow Doctor4$3.9905/26/21Aftershock
Undone By Blood Other Side of Eden3$4.9905/19/21Aftershock
Wrong Earth Night and Day4$3.9905/05/21Ahoy
Edgar Rice Burroughs Sketchbook 20211$3.9905/26/21American Mythology
Kent Menace Directors Cut0$3.9905/26/21American Mythology
Moon Maid Three Keys3$3.9905/26/21American Mythology
Zorro New World1$3.9905/26/21American Mythology
OBE Out of Body Experience1$3.9905/19/21Antarctic
Archie Showcase Digest3$7.9905/19/21Archie
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest293$7.9905/05/21Archie
World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest109$7.9905/12/21Archie
World of Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest5$7.9905/26/21Archie
Hank Howard Pizza Detective In Caligulas Safe$1.0005/12/21Bad Idea
Junky Cable1$3.9905/12/21Behemoth
Paranormal Hitmen4$3.9905/12/21Behemoth
Alice In Leatherland2 $3.9905/26/21Black Mask
Destiny NY3 $3.9905/26/21Black Mask
Devils Dominion4 $3.9905/19/21Blackbox
Anne Bonnie10$3.9905/19/21Blue Juice
Orcs4$4.9905/19/21Boom
Dead Dogs Bite3$4.9905/05/21Dark Horse
Dragon Age Dark Fortress3$3.9905/26/21Dark Horse
Far Cry Rite of Passage1$3.9905/19/21Dark Horse
Rangers of the Divide1$3.9905/19/21Dark Horse
Resident Alien Your Rides Here6$3.9905/12/21Dark Horse
Looney Tunes260$2.9905/18/21DC
Zig Zag One Shot$6.9905/26/21Fantagraphics
Apocalypse 5000$6.9505/19/21Floating World
Crime Destroyer True Till Death1$7.9505/19/21Floating World
Chasing the Dragon3$3.9905/12/21Heavy Metal
Modern Frankenstein2$3.9905/26/21Heavy Metal
Chained to the Grave3$3.9905/19/21IDW
Comic Book History of Animation5$3.9905/12/21IDW
Marvel Action Captain Marvel3$3.9905/26/21IDW
Marvel Action Classics Spider-Man3$4.9905/26/21IDW
Marvel Action Spider-Man2$3.9905/12/21IDW
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic97$3.9905/19/21IDW
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 2021$5.9905/12/21IDW
Birthright49$3.9905/12/21Image
Bliss7$3.9905/05/21Image
Hey Kids Comics Vol. 2 Prophets & Loss1$3.9905/05/21Image
Nomen Omen15$3.9905/19/21Image
Rain Like Hammers5$4.9905/19/21Image
Summoners War Legacy2$3.9905/26/21Image
Holler3$5.9905/12/21It's Alive
Strange Attractors (Its Alive)1$5.9905/19/21It's Alive
Grubbs2$4.9905/12/21Keenspot
Ninjas & Robots7$4.9905/26/21Keenspot
Knights of the Dinner Table283$6.9905/26/21Kenzer
Becstar1$3.9905/05/21Mad Cave
Honor and Curse11$3.9905/19/21Mad Cave
Knights of the Golden Sun12$3.9905/12/21Mad Cave
They Fell From The Sky4$3.9905/26/21Mad Cave
Aggretsuko Meet Her World2$3.9905/12/21Oni
Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters3$3.9905/19/21Oni
Kaijumax Season 61$3.9905/05/21Oni
White Lily3 $3.9505/19/21Red 5
White Lily4 $3.9505/26/21Red 5
Darchon3 $4.9905/05/21Red Giant
First Defense3$4.9905/12/21Red Giant
White Widow6$4.9905/05/21Red Giant
Children of the Grave5$3.9905/05/21Scout
Misadventurers1$1.9905/26/21Scout
20 Fists2$3.9905/26/21Source Point
Damned Cursed Children5$3.9905/26/21Source Point
Era of Great Wonders6$3.9905/26/21Source Point
Monstrous Heartbreak Blood Loss1$3.9905/26/21Source Point
Seis Cuerdas Defender of Mexico1$3.9905/26/21Source Point
Yuki Vs. Panda1 $3.9905/26/21Source Point
Carpenter Tales Scifi Hell2$3.9905/26/21Storm King
Savage4$3.9905/12/21Valiant
Engineward10$3.9905/19/21Vault
Hollow Heart3$3.9905/05/21Vault
Shadow Service8$3.9905/26/21Vault
Orphan King$3.9905/12/21Wave Blue World
Grimm Fairy Tales48$3.9905/12/21Zenescope


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June 2021 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Comichron did not examine graphic novel orders, but you can see what graphic novels were receiving retail attention at Diamond in the month by looking at its reorders.