June 2022 Comics Sales Early Look

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

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

In June, Penguin Random House becomes IDW's exclusive distributor, though if it follows the same pattern as with Marvel, Diamond will be able to sell its books as a wholesaler.

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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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 May 2-8, 2022

• Top advance-reordered June-shipping comic book:
Closet #1 Cvr A Fullerton (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Elvira Mistress of the Dark Classic Years Omnibus (Dynamite)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
TMNT: The Last Ronin HC (IDW)

The launch of the new series The Closet from James Tynion IV and Gavin Fullerton was the top advance-reordered comic book.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Closet #1 Cvr A Fullerton$3.99Image06/01/22
2 Spawn Scorched #6 Cvr B McFarlane $2.99Image06/01/22
3Grim #1 2nd Ptg Flaviano$3.99Boom 06/01/22
4 TMNT The Last Ronin HC $29.99IDW 06/22/22
5Astronaut Down #1 Cvr A Rubine$4.99Aftershock06/01/22
6Amazing Spider-Man #3$3.99Marvel06/08/22
7Jane Foster Mighty Thor #1$3.99Marvel06/08/22
8Ghost Rider #1 3rd Ptg Cory Smith Var$5.99Marvel06/08/22
9Newthink #1 Cvr A Rahzzah$3.99AWA 06/01/22
10Endangered #1 Cvr A Joseph$3.99Blood Moon06/15/22
11Robyn Hood 2022 Cvr C Tao$7.99Zenescope06/15/22
12Fantastic Four Full Circle Alex Ross Px Slipcase Ed$40.00Abrams07/27/22
13Little Monsters #4 Cvr A Nguyen$3.99Image06/01/22
14Thor #26$3.99Marvel06/08/22
15Elvira Mistress Dark Classic Years Omnibus TPB$39.99Dynamite06/01/22
16TMNT Best of TMNT Collection TPB Vol. 1$29.99IDW 06/15/22
17Once & Future #26 Cvr A Mora$3.99Boom 06/01/22
18Spider-Gwen Gwenverse #2 2nd Ptg Nakayama Var$3.99Marvel06/08/22
19Jane Foster Mighty Thor #1 Momoko Var$3.99Marvel06/08/22
20Gi Joe Saturday Morning Adventures #4 Cvr A Schoening$3.99IDW 06/15/22
21Kali HC$29.99Dark Horse08/17/22
22Phalanx (One-Shot) Cvr A Luna$3.99Image06/01/22
23Spawn Scorched #6 Cvr C Blank Sketch Cvr$2.99Image06/01/22
24Ghost Rider #2 2nd Ptg Cory Smith Var$3.99Marvel06/08/22
25Avengers by Busiek Perez Omnibus HC Vol. 1 Dm Var New Ptg$125.00Marvel10/19/22

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Advance reorders placed between May 9-15, 2022

• Top advance-reordered June-shipping comic book:
Spawn #330 Cvr C Revolver (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Clementine Book 1 (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
TMNT: The Last Ronin HC (IDW)

The Revolver cover of Spawn #330 was the top advance reordered comic book during the second week in May. The main cover is depicted.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Spawn #330 Cvr C Revolver$2.99Image06/08/22
2Grim #2 Cvr F Foc Reveal Var Hans$3.99Boom                           06/15/22
3Red Room Trigger Warnings #4 Cvr A$3.99 Fantagraphics 06/15/22
4 Clementine GN Book 1 $14.99Image06/22/22
5Something Is Killing The Children #24 Cvr A Dell Edera$3.99Boom                           06/22/22
6Twig #2 Cvr A Strahm$3.99Image06/08/22
7Twig #2 Cvr B Young$3.99Image06/08/22
8Grim #2 Cvr B Foil Flaviano$5.99Boom                           06/15/22
9Twig #2 Cvr C Momoko$3.99Image06/08/22
10Grim #2 Cvr A Flaviano$3.99Boom                           06/15/22
11Something Is Killing The Children #24 Cvr C Die Cut Bloody V$4.99Boom                           06/22/22
12Twig #2 Cvr D 10 Copy Incv Strahm Virgin$3.99Image06/08/22
13Elvira Wrath of Con One Shot$50.00Dynamite06/08/22
14Where Starships Go To Die #1 Cvr A Haun$4.99Aftershock06/08/22
15Something Is Killing The Children #24 Cvr B Die Cut Mask Var$4.99Boom                           06/22/22
16 TMNT The Last Ronin HC $29.99IDW                          06/22/22
17Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #2 Cvr B Frazetta$4.99Opus06/08/22
18Skybound Presents Afterschool #1$4.99Image06/08/22
19Grim #2 Cvr C Frison$3.99Boom                           06/15/22
20Amazing Spider-Man #1 2nd Ptg Romita Jr Var$5.99Marvel06/15/22
21Godzilla Rivals Vs Gigan Oneshot Cvr A Ej Su$7.99IDW                          06/29/22
22Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #2 Cvr A Linsner$4.99Opus06/08/22
23Fine A Comic About Gender GN$21.00Liveright06/15/22
24Black Hammer Omnibus TPB Vol. 1$29.99Dark Horse08/24/22
25Ward #1$3.99Dark Horse06/08/22

Advance reorder charts will be released weekly during the month. 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 December 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.