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July 2022 Comics Sales Early Look

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

July 2022 has four New Comic Book Days at Diamond and Penguin Random House, and four for DC's distributor, Lunar. July 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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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 16-22, 2022

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Star Wars: The Mandalorian #1 (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
What's the Furthest Place From Here Vol. 1 (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Dissolving Classroom Collected Edition HC (Vertical)

The first comics series supporting the Disney streaming series The Mandalorian saw its debut land in first place.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1What's The Furthest Place From Here TPB Vol. 1$19.99Image06/29/22
2Star Wars Mandalorian #1$4.99Marvel07/06/22
3Amazing Spider-Man #6$9.99Marvel07/27/22
4Grim #1 3rd Ptg Flaviano$3.99Boom 06/15/22
5A Calculated Man #1 Cvr A Albuquerque$4.99Aftershock06/15/22
6Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #1 2nd Ptg$4.99Opus06/15/22
7Seven Sons #1 Cvr A Lee$3.99Image06/15/22
8Dissolving Classroom Coll Ed HC$24.95Vertical10/05/22
9Brzrkr (Berzerker) #9 Cvr A Garney$3.99Boom 06/29/22
10Amazing Spider-Man #6 Clarke Var$9.99Marvel07/27/22
11Star Wars Mandalorian #1 Christopher Action Figure Var$4.99Marvel07/06/22
12Star Wars Mandalorian #1 Tv Var$4.99Marvel07/06/22
13Power Rangers Unltd Countdown Ruin #1 Cvr B Foil$9.99Boom 06/29/22
14Amazing Spider-Man #6 Young Var$9.99Marvel07/27/22
15Amazing Spider-Man #6 25 Copy Incv Tedesco Var$9.99Marvel07/27/22
16Power Rangers Unltd Countdown Ruin #1 Cvr A$7.99Boom 06/29/22
17Amazing Spider-Man #6 Momoko Var$9.99Marvel07/27/22
18Brzrkr (Berzerker) #9 Cvr D Del Mundo Foil$4.99Boom 06/29/22
19Amazing Spider-Man #6 Ramos Var$9.99Marvel07/27/22
20Do A Powerbomb #1 Cvr A Johnson$3.99Image06/15/22
21Moon Knight Black White Blood #1 2nd Ptg Sienkiewicz$4.99Marvel06/22/22
22Brzrkr (Berzerker) #9 Cvr C Garney Foil$4.99Boom 06/29/22
23King Spawn #11 Cvr A Mattina$2.99Image06/15/22
24Amazing Spider-Man #6 Su Var$9.99Marvel07/27/22
25Amazing Spider-Man #6 Mcguinness Var$9.99Marvel07/27/22



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Advance reorders placed between May 23-29, 2022

• Top advance-reordered comic book:
Spawn #1 30th Anniversary Blank Sketch Cover (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime Box Set Season 2 (Kodansha)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Fantastic Four Full Circle Alex Ross PX Slipcase Ed. (Abrams)

The top new comic book shipping in July was the Crossover #1 3-D Special.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Spawn #1 30th Annv Blank Sketch Cvr$2.99Image06/22/22
2Fantastic Four Full Circle Alex Ross Px Slipcase Ed$40.00Abrams07/27/22
3Crossover #1 3D Special$8.99Image07/20/22
4Beware The Eye of Odin #1$4.99Image06/22/22
5Mindset #1 Cvr A Pearson$4.99Vault06/29/22
6Buffy 97 #1 Cvr E Bg Var Gancheau$7.99Boom 06/22/22
7Disturbed Dark Messiah #2 Cvr A Casas$4.99Opus06/22/22
8Gunslinger Spawn #9 Cvr A Revolver$2.99Image06/22/22
9I Hate This Place #2 Cvr B Explicit Var$3.99Image06/22/22
10Boys Oversized Omnibus HC Vol. 1$99.99Dynamite06/22/22
11Iron Cat #1$4.99Marvel06/29/22
12Star Wars Doctor Aphra #21 Sprouse Lucasfilm 50Th Var$3.99Marvel06/29/22
13Iron Man Hellcat Annual #1 Artgerm Var$4.99Marvel06/29/22
14Gunslinger Spawn #9 Cvr B Booth$2.99Image06/22/22
15Mindset #1 Cvr B Simmonds$4.99Vault06/29/22
16Buffy 97 #1 Cvr A Khalidah$7.99Boom 06/22/22
17Iron Cat #1 Young Var$4.99Marvel06/29/22
18Lonesome Hunters #1$3.99Dark Horse06/22/22
19That Time Got Reincarnated As Slime Box Set Season 2$64.95Kodansha11/09/22
20I Hate This Place #2 Cvr A Topilin & Loughridge$3.99Image06/22/22
21Iron Cat #1 Momoko Stormbreakers Var$4.99Marvel06/29/22
22Nocterra #11 Cvr A Daniel & Maiolo$3.99Image06/22/22
23Radiant Red #4 Cvr A Lafuente & Muerto$3.99Image06/22/22
24Realist Orginal Gn HC Last Day On Earth$24.99Boom 06/22/22
25Image 30Th Annv Anthology #3$5.99Image06/29/22



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Advance reorders placed between May 30-June 5, 2022

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
X-Men Hellfire Gala #1 Artgerm Var (Marvel)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Spawn Aftermath TPB (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Fantastic Four Full Circle Alex Ross Slipcase Ed. (Marvel)

IDW's TMNT: Armageddon Game Opening Moves #1 placed 22nd; note that starting in June, IDW was distributed by Penguin Random House, with Diamond acting as a wholesaler, just as in Marvel's case.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Fantastic Four Full Circle Alex Ross Px Slipcase Ed$40.00Abrams07/27/22
2X-Men Hellfire Gala #1 Artgerm Var$7.99Marvel07/13/22
3Department of Truth #19 Cvr A Simmonds$3.99Image06/29/22
4Boys Oversized Omnibus HC Vol. 2$99.99Dynamite06/29/22
5X-Men Hellfire Gala #1$7.99Marvel07/13/22
6Public Domain #1$3.99Image06/29/22
7Sins of Black Flamingo #1$3.99Image06/29/22
8Thor #25 2nd Ptg Coccolo Var$5.99Marvel07/06/22
9Madman Library Ed HC Vol. 3$99.99Dark Horse09/07/22
10Spawn Aftermath TPB$16.99Image07/13/22
11Fortnite X Marvel Zero War #2$4.99Marvel07/13/22
12Spawn Scorched #7 Cvr A Aguillo$2.99Image06/29/22
13Hulk #7 2nd Ptg Coccolo Var$3.99Marvel07/06/22
14Amazing Spider-Man #5$3.99Marvel07/06/22
15Spawn Scorched #7 Cvr B Mattina$2.99Image06/29/22
16Spawn Origins HC Vol. 11$39.99Image09/28/22
17Crystal Planet #1 Cvr A Friend$4.99Opus06/29/22
18Rush Complete Series TPB$17.99Vault07/13/22
19Dune Official Movie Gn (Res)$24.99Legendary08/03/22
20X-Men Hellfire Gala #1 Gomez Promo Var$7.99Marvel07/13/22
21X-Men Hellfire Gala #1 Dragotta Var$7.99Marvel07/13/22
22TMNT Armageddon Game Opening Moves #1 Cvr A Peniche$5.99IDW 07/13/22
23Grendel Omnibus TPB (2nd Ed) Vol. 2 Legacy$29.99Dark Horse09/14/22
24Amazing Spider-Man #5 Mercado Var$3.99Marvel07/06/22
25EC Archives Shock Suspenstories TPB Vol. 2$19.99Dark Horse09/07/22



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Advance reorders placed between June 6-12, 2022

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Closet #2 Cover A Fullerton (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Stray Dogs Dog Days TPB (Image)

The third printing of Death Dealer #1 also landed in third place.

No hardcovers made the list. Note that Diamond only represents between 35-40% of the comic-book orders for Marvel and IDW, and it does not carry DC comics.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Closet #2 Cvr A Fullerton$3.99Image07/06/22
2Daredevil #1$4.99Marvel07/13/22
3Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #1 3rd Ptg$4.99Opus07/06/22
4Stray Dogs Dog Days TPB$16.99Image07/20/22
5Saga #60$2.99Image07/06/22
6Nocterra TPB Vol. 2 Pedal To The Metal$16.99Image07/20/22
7Twig #3 Cvr A Strahm$3.99Image07/06/22
8Twig #3 Cvr D 10 Copy Incv Strahm Virgin$3.99Image07/06/22
9Twig #3 Cvr B Young$3.99Image07/06/22
10Theres Something Wrong With Patrick Todd #1 Cvr A Guidry$4.99Aftershock07/06/22
11Starhenge Dragon & Boar #1 Cvr A Sharp$3.99Image07/06/22
12Axe Eve Judgment #1$3.99Marvel07/13/22
13Twig #3 Cvr C Momoko$3.99Image07/06/22
14Stranger Things Summer Special One-Shot Cvr A Galindo$6.99Dark Horse07/06/22
15Avengers Forever #6 2nd Ptg Towe Var$3.99Marvel07/13/22
16Promethee 1313 #1 Cvr A Jock$3.99Ablaze07/06/22
17Spawn #331 Cvr A Barends$2.99Image07/06/22
18Prodigy Icarus Society #1 Cvr A Buffagni$3.99Image07/06/22
19Buffy The Last Vampire Slayer TPB$19.99Boom                           07/06/22
20Barbaric Harvest Blades One Shot Cvr A Gooden$5.99Vault07/13/22
21Little Monsters #5 Cvr A Nguyen$3.99Image07/06/22
22Absolution #1 Cvr A Deodato Jr$3.99AWA                                     07/06/22
23Entropy #1 Cvr A Fuso$4.99Heavy Metal07/06/22
24Barbaric Harvest Blades One Shot Cvr C Howell 5 Copy Incv$5.99Vault07/13/22
25Mind Mgmt Bootleg #1 Cvr A Dalrymple$3.99Dark Horse07/06/22



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Advance reorders placed between June 13-19, 2022

• Top advance-reordered July-shipping comic book:
Something Is Killing the Children #25 Cvr H Unlock 25 Copy (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 3 (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Boys Oversized Omnibus HC Vol. 3 (Dynamite)

Boom had seven of the the top ten items during the week,

Note that Diamond only represents around 35-40% of the comic book orders for Marvel and IDW, and does not offer DC comics.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Something Is Killing The Children #25 Cvr H Unlck 25 Copy$4.99Boom                           07/27/22
2Grim #3 Cvr F Foc Reveal Var Lee$3.99Boom                           07/20/22
3Spawn Compendium TPB Vol. 3$59.99Image08/10/22
4Something Is Killing The Children #25 Cvr A Dell Edera$4.99Boom                           07/27/22
5Something Is Killing The Children #25 Cvr C Die Cut Bloody V$5.99Boom                           07/27/22
6Something Is Killing The Children #25 Cvr B Die Cut Mask Var$5.99Boom                           07/27/22
7Grim #3 Cvr B Foil Flaviano$5.99Boom                           07/20/22
8Fortnite X Marvel Zero War #1 2nd Ptg Davila Var$5.99Marvel07/20/22
9Grim #3 Cvr A Flaviano$3.99Boom                           07/20/22
10Boys Oversized Omnibus HC Vol. 3$99.99Dynamite07/06/22
11Axe Judgment Day #1$5.99Marvel07/20/22
12Above Snakes #1 Cvr A Sherman$3.99Image07/13/22
13Flavor Girls #1$7.99Boom                           07/13/22
14Grim #3 Cvr C Frison$3.99Boom                           07/20/22
15Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation Gn Vol. 1$19.99Seven Seas12/06/22
16Brother of All Men #1 Cvr A Marron$4.99Aftershock07/13/22
17Gunslinger Spawn TPB Vol. 1$9.99Image07/27/22
18King Spawn #12 Cvr A Tan$2.99Image07/13/22
19Frank Frazetta Death Dealer #3 Cvr B Frazetta$4.99Opus07/13/22
20Something Is Killing The Children #25 Btc Yllw Snw Exc Var ($4.99Boom                           07/27/22
21Grim #3 Cvr G Foc Unlockable Var Frison$3.99Boom                           07/20/22
22She Bites #1 Cvr A Hernandez R$4.99Scout07/20/22
23Something Is Killing The Children #25 Cvr D 25 Copy Incv$4.99Boom                           07/27/22
24Eight Billion Genies #3 Cvr A Browne$3.99Image07/13/22
25Spider-Gwen Gwenverse #4 Land Homage Var$3.99Marvel07/20/22


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.