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October 2022 Comics Sales Early Look

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

October 2022 has four New Comic Book Days at Diamond and Penguin Random House, and four for DC's distributor, Lunar. October 2021 had four for all three distributors.

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 September 5-11, 2022

• Top advance-reordered October-shipping comic book:
Siren's Gate #1 Cvr A Maer (Dynamite)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Radiant Black TPB Vol. 3 (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Compendium HC (IDW)

High Republic #1 was the top Marvel launch.

Note that Diamond only represents a portion of the comic book orders for Marvel and IDW, and does not offer DC comics.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Sirens Gate #1 Cvr A Maer$3.99Dynamite                                10/05/22
2Star Wars High Republic #1$4.99Marvel10/12/22
3Alpha Betas #1 Cvr F Mahfood Launch Var$4.99Whatnot10/12/22
4Power Rangers Unltd Death Ranger #1 2nd Ptg Mora$7.99Boom                           10/05/22
5Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Compendium HC$150.00IDW                          10/19/22
6House of Slaughter Pack (Bundle) #1$39.99Boom                           10/19/22
7Alpha Betas #1 Cvr A Calero$3.99Whatnot10/12/22
8Alpha Betas #1 Cvr C Video Game Var$3.99Whatnot10/12/22
9Kaya #1 Cvr A Craig$3.99Image10/05/22
10Dark Ride #1 Cvr A Bressan & Lucas (May228047)$3.99Image10/05/22
11Approach #1 Cvr A Haun$3.99Boom                           10/12/22
12Star Wars Visions #1$4.99Marvel10/12/22
13Amazing Fantasy #1000 2nd Ptg Mcniven Var$7.99Marvel10/12/22
14Junkyard Joe #1 Cvr A Frank & Anderson$4.99Image10/05/22
15Garbage Pail Kids Origins #1 Cvr K Trading Card Premium Meta$100.00Dynamite                                10/19/22
16Sabrina Anniversary Spectacular #1 2nd Ptg$2.99Archie10/05/22
17Radiant Black TPB Vol. 3$16.99Image10/19/22
18Garbage Pail Kids Origins #1 Cvr O Foc Trading Card Blank Au$4.99Dynamite                                10/05/22
19King Spawn #15 Cvr A Randal$2.99Image10/05/22
20Sara Lone #1 Cvr A Morancho$5.99Sumerian10/12/22
21Alpha Betas #1 Cvr B Wallis$3.99Whatnot10/12/22
22Garbage Pail Kids Origins #1 Cvr D Trading Card$4.99Dynamite                                10/05/22
23Garbage Pail Kids Origins #1 Cvr S 10 Copy Foc Incv Trading$4.99Dynamite                                10/05/22
243Keys #1 Cvr A Messina$3.99Image10/05/22
25Sweetie Candy Vigilante #1 Cvr A Zornow$3.99Dynamite                                10/05/22



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Advance reorders placed between August 12-18, 2022

• Top advance-reordered October-shipping comic book:
Eight Billion Genies #1 4th Printing (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Something is Killing the Children Vol. 5 (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Ascender Deluxe Edition HC (Image)

The top new comic book launch was Alpha Betas #1 from Whatnot.

Note that Diamond only represents a portion of the comic book orders for Marvel and IDW, and does not offer DC comics.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherShipsSee more at
1Eight Billion Genies #1 4th Ptg$3.99Image10/12/22
2Something Is Killing Children TPB Vol. 5$14.99Boom                           10/12/22
3Ascender Dlx Ed HC$49.99Image11/30/22
4Alpha Betas #1 Cvr C Video Game Var$3.99Whatnot10/12/22
5Deadly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 (Res)$4.99Marvel10/19/22
6Hitomi #1 Cvr B Momoko$3.99Image10/12/22
7Chicken Devils #1 Cvr A Sherman$4.99Aftershock10/12/22
8Alpha Betas #1 Cvr A Calero$3.99Whatnot10/12/22
9Halloween Party (One-Shot) Cvr A Hi-Fi$4.99Image10/12/22
10Spawn #334 Cvr A Mattina$2.99Image10/12/22
11Hitomi #1 Cvr A Napolitano$3.99Image10/12/22
12Tmnt Armageddon Game #2 Cvr C Eastman$4.99IDW                          10/26/22
13Alpha Betas #1 Cvr F Mahfood Launch Var$4.99Whatnot10/12/22
14Crypt of Shadows #1$5.99Marvel10/19/22
15Once & Future #30 Cvr A Connecting Mora$4.99Boom                           10/12/22
16Halloween Party (One-Shot) Cvr B Blank Sketch Cvr$4.99Image10/12/22
17Alpha Betas #1 Cvr G 10 Copy Incv B&W Launch Var$4.99Whatnot10/12/22
18Attack On Titan Omnibus TPB Vol. 9 (25-27)$19.99Kodansha02/08/23
19Marked 3D Halloween Spec #1 (One-Shot) Cvr A$8.99Image10/19/22
20Killadelphia TPB Vol. 4 End of All$16.99Image10/26/22
21Spawn Origins TPB Vol. 23$16.99Image10/26/22
22Miracleman Silver Age #1$4.99Marvel10/19/22
23Alpha Betas #1 Cvr B Wallis$3.99Whatnot10/12/22
24All-Out Avengers #1 2nd Ptg Land Var$3.99Marvel10/19/22
25Chilling Adv of Salem One Shot Cvr A Schoening$3.99Archie10/12/22


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.