January 2022 Comics Sales Early Look

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

January 2022 has four New Comic Book Days at Diamond and Penguin Random House, and four for DC's distributor, Lunar. January 2021 had four for both Diamond and Lunar.

The estimated comics sales for the month are expected to become available sometime after the month. 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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No advance reorder charts for December-shipping product were available, due to a ransomware attack against Diamond in November. While Diamond started reorder charts up again at the end of the month, advance reorder data was not made available.

Advance reorder charts will be released weekly during the month. Stay tuned!

Click to skip down to the Reorders placed for issues shipping this month.

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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 December 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 Dec. 27, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022

• Top reordered January-shipping comic book:
Inferno #4 (Marvel)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Stories Water & Flame (Viz)

Like the earlier charts since the ransomware attack on Diamond's in November, the reorder chart appeared without an advance-reorder chart companion — and was again unusual in that every item on the list came out after the reorder period being reported. It's unclear what kind of orders specifically this list is reporting; it's possible it might be some kind of bestseller list (by dollars) just for January 5.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Inferno #4$5.99Marvel01/05/22
2Spawn #325 Cvr A Barends$2.99Image01/05/22
3Nocterra Special Cvr A Daniel & Maiolo$3.99Image01/05/22
4X-Men #6$3.99Marvel01/05/22
5Amazing Spider-Man #84$3.99Marvel01/05/22
6Thor #20$3.99Marvel01/05/22Find it on eBay
7Monkey Meat #1$3.99Image01/05/22
8 Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Stories Water & Flame GN $9.99Viz01/05/22Find it on eBay
9Bylines In Blood #1 Cvr A Aneke$4.99Aftershock01/05/22
10Walking Dead Dlx #30 Cvr A Finch & Mccaig$3.99Image01/05/22
11Nocterra Special Cvr C Blackout Var$3.99Image01/05/22
12Elektra Black White Blood #1$4.99Marvel01/05/22
13Spawn #325 Cvr B Aguillo$2.99Image01/05/22
14Transformers Best of Optimus Prime$6.99IDW01/05/22Find it on eBay
15Darkhold Omega #1$4.99Marvel01/05/22Find it on eBay
16League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. IV Tempest TPB$19.99IDW/Top Shelf01/05/22Find it on eBay
17EC Archives Weird Science TPB Vol. 1$19.99Dark Horse01/05/22Find it on eBay
18Captain America Iron Man #2$3.99Marvel01/05/22Find it on eBay
19Magic Order 2 #3 Cvr A Immonen$3.99Image01/05/22
20Basilisk #6 Cvr A Scharf$3.99Boom01/05/22
21Black Widow #13$3.99Marvel01/05/22
22Star Wars Doctor Aphra #17$3.99Marvel01/05/22
23Wastelanders Doom #1$3.99Marvel01/05/22Find it on eBay
24Not All Robots #5$3.99AWA01/05/22
25Nocterra Special Cvr B Cowan & Sotomayor$3.99Image01/05/22

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Reorders placed between Jan. 3-9, 2022

• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
Saga Compendium YPB Vol. 1 (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Saga Dlx Ed. HC Vol. 1 (Image)

After many weeks in which Diamond was unable to release a traditional reorder list die to the ransomware attack it suffered in November 2021, the company returned with a normal reorder list for the first full week of January. It was, as reorder charts normally are, laden with graphic novels, since the charts are measured by dollar sales; indeed, no comic books made the list at all. Saga graphic novels, in conjunction with the resumption of the comics series, led the chart.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Saga Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99Image08/21/19Find it on eBay
2Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
3Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 3$49.99Image05/29/19Find it on eBay
4Animosity Omnibus HC$125.00Aftershock12/15/21Find it on eBay
5Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 2$49.99Image04/26/17Find it on eBay
6Saga TPB Vol. 1$9.99ImageBacklist
7Saga TPB Vol. 2$14.99ImageBacklist
8Invincible Compendium TPB Vol. 1$64.99ImageBacklist
9Saga TPB Vol. 3$14.99ImageBacklist
10Saga TPB Vol. 9$14.99Image09/26/18Find it on eBay
11Hellboy Omnibus Boxed Set TPB$99.96Dark Horse10/27/21Find it on eBay
12Saga TPB Vol. 4$14.99ImageBacklistFind it on eBay
13Hellboy Omnibus TPB Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction$24.99Dark Horse05/09/18Find it on eBay
14Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99Image12/27/17
15Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 1 (New Edition)$59.99Image02/24/21
16Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 2$59.99Image12/15/21
17Saga TPB Vol. 5$14.99ImageBacklist
18Saga TPB Vol. 6$14.99ImageBacklist
19Saga TPB Vol. 7$14.99Image03/29/17
20Deserter Junji Ito Story Coll HC$22.99Viz12/22/21Find it on eBay
21Smashed Junji Ito Story Collection HC$22.99Viz05/01/19Find it on eBay
22Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 1$14.99Boom06/10/20Find it on eBay
23Something Is Killing Children Dlx Ed HC Book 01$49.99Boom11/17/21
24Brzrkr (Berzerker) TPB Vol. 1$16.99Boom09/29/21Find it on eBay
25Witcher Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$24.99Dark Horse11/20/19Find it on eBay

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.