Comichron

 

December 2022 Comics Sales Early Look

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

Of the three major distributors for comic books to comics shops — Diamond Comic Distributors, Penguin Random House, and Lunar DIstribution, the only sales reports currently released by any of those distributors are reorder charts from Diamond. They are seen below and added as they're released each week. Follow @Comichron on Twitter to get the alert when new charts are added.

Responsive image

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.



Find this book at TFAW

Advance reorders placed between November 7-13, 2022

• Top advance-reordered December-shipping comic book:
Gargoyles #1 Cvr A Nakayama (Dynamite)

In a week in which no comic books whatsoever made Diamond's reorder list, only comic books made the distributor's advance reorder list. Nine different variants of Gargoyles #1 — including the $100 Nakayama Metal Premium Variant — made the top 25.

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
1Gargoyles #1 Cvr A Nakayama$3.99Dynamite                                12/07/22
2Vicious Circle #1 Cvr A Bermejo$9.99Boom                           12/14/22
3Gargoyles #1 Cvr C Parrillo$3.99Dynamite                                12/07/22
4Gargoyles #1 Cvr B Conner$3.99Dynamite                                12/07/22
5Gargoyles #1 Cvr D Leirix$3.99Dynamite                                12/07/22
6Walking Dead Dlx #52 Cvr D Spawn Var$3.99Image12/07/22
7Frank Millers Pandora #1$7.99Frank Miller12/07/22
8Nocterra Special Val (One-Shot) Cvr H Spawn Var$3.99Image11/30/22
9Gargoyles #1 Cvr E Lee$3.99Dynamite                                12/07/22
10Gargoyles #1 Cvr F Fleecs$3.99Dynamite                                12/07/22
11Vicious Circle #1 Cvr B Garner$9.99Boom                           12/14/22
12All Against All #1 Cvr E Spawn Var$3.99Image12/07/22
13Hexware #1 Cvr D Spawn Var$3.99Image12/07/22
14Brzrkr (Berzerker) #11 Cvr A Garney$3.99Boom                           12/21/22
15Radiant Pink #1 Cvr D Spawn Var Mv$3.99Image12/07/22
16Do A Powerbomb #7 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/07/22
17Department of Truth TPB Vol. 4$16.99Image12/21/22
18Undiscovered Country #22 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image11/30/22
19Little Monsters #8 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/07/22
20Gargoyles #1 Cvr X Nakayama Metal Premium$100.00Dynamite                                12/21/22
21Kaya #3 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/07/22
22Blood Stained Teeth #7 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/07/22
23Quested #1 Cvr A Jacinto$3.99Whatnot12/07/22
24Gargoyles #1 Cvr Zd 10 Copy Foc Incv Fleecs & Forstner B&W$3.99Dynamite                                12/07/22
25Gargoyles #1 Cvr Zi 10 Copy Foc Incv Conner Purple Line Art$3.99Dynamite                                12/07/22



Find this book at TFAW

Advance reorders placed between November 14-20, 2022

• Top advance-reordered December-shipping comic book:
MMPR TMNT II #1 Cvr A Connecting Var 1 Mora (Boom)
• Top bundle:
MMPR TMNT II #1 Bundle (Boom)
• Top Marvel comic:
Avengers #64 Artgerm var (Marvel)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 releases took several slots on the list.

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
1 MMPR TMNT II #1 Cvr A Connecting Var 1 Mora $4.99Boom                           12/28/22
2Gun Honey Blood For Blood #4 Foil Sozomaika$13.99Titan                            12/21/22
3Something Is Killing The Children #27 Cvr A Dell Edera$3.99Boom                           12/21/22
4Art Brut #1 Cvr D Spawn Var$3.99Image12/14/22
5Ice Cream Man #33 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/14/22
6Dark Ride #3 Cvr E Spawn Var$3.99Image12/14/22
7Ninja Funk #2 Cvr C Kirkham Esov Homage Var$3.99Whatnot12/21/22
8Something Is Killing The Children #27 Cvr B Foil Mora$5.99Boom                           12/21/22
9Hell To Pay #2 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/14/22
10Radiant Black #20 Cvr D Spawn Var Mv$3.99Image12/14/22
11Bone Orchard Black Feathers #4 Cvr D Spawn Var$3.99Image12/14/22
12Radiant Black #20 Cvr E Spawn Var Var B Mv$3.99Image12/14/22
13Starhenge Dragon & Boar #6 Cvr F Spawn Var$3.99Image12/14/22
14Grim #6 Cvr A Flaviano$3.99Boom                           12/14/22
15Love Everlasting #5 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/14/22
16Night Club #1 Cvr D Spawn Var$1.99Image12/14/22
17MMPR TMNT II Pack (Bundle) #1$39.99Boom                           12/28/22
18Gospel #2 Cvr B Spawn Var$3.99Image12/14/22
193Keys #3 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/14/22
20Gunslinger Spawn #15 Cvr A Lee$2.99Image12/14/22
21MMPR TMNT II #1 Ejikure Exc Var Foil (Net)$4.99Boom                           12/28/22
22MMPR TMNT II #1 Cvr E Double Gatefold Var Mora$5.99Boom                           12/28/22
23MMPR TMNT II #1 Cvr G Mmpr Var Bernardo$4.99Boom                           12/28/22
24Avengers #64 Artgerm Var$3.99Marvel01/04/23
25MMPR TMNT II #1 Cvr K Dlx Ed Var Williams Ii $6.99Boom                           01/25/23



Find this book at TFAW

Advance reorders placed between November 21-27, 2022

• Top advance-reordered December-shipping comic book:
Book of Slaughter #1 Cvr A Mora (Boom)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Middlewest Complete Tale (Image)

One of the final comics shipping in 2022, Boom's Book of Slaughter #1 from James Tynion IV and Werther Dell'Edera led advance reorders. No hardcovers made the chart.

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
1Book of Slaughter #1 Cvr A Mora$9.99Boom                           12/28/22
2Department of Truth Wild Fictions Spec Cvr A Simmonds$4.99Image12/21/22
3Gun Honey Blood For Blood #4 Foc Caranfa Nude Bagged$10.00Titan                            12/21/22
4Amazing Spider-Man #17 Pastrovicchio Disney100 Var$3.99Marvel01/11/23
5I Hate Fairyland #2 Cvr G Spawn Var$3.99Image12/21/22
6Department of Truth Wild Fictions Spec Cvr B Spawn Var$4.99Image12/21/22
7Kroma by De Felici #2 Cvr E Spawn Var$7.99Image12/21/22
8Vanish #4 Cvr K Spawn Var$3.99Image12/21/22
9Walking Dead Dlx #53 Cvr F Spawn Var$3.99Image12/21/22
10Image 30Th Annv Anthology #9 Cvr B Spawn Var$5.99Image12/28/22
11Junkyard Joe #3 Cvr E Spawn Var$3.99Image12/21/22
12Book of Slaughter #1 Cvr E Foc Reveal Var$9.99Boom                           12/28/22
13Book of Slaughter #1 Cvr G Bg Var Todd$9.99Boom                           12/28/22
14Book of Slaughter #1 Cvr B Delledera$9.99Boom                           12/28/22
15Hitomi #3 Cvr D Spawn Var B$3.99Image12/21/22
16Book of Slaughter #1 Cvr C 10 Copy Incv Mora$9.99Boom                           12/28/22
17Rogue Sun #9 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/21/22
18All New Firefly Big Damn Finale #1 Cvr A Finden$8.99Boom                           12/21/22
19Whats The Furthest Place From Here #9 Cvr D Spawn Var$3.99Image12/21/22
20I Hate Fairyland #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Image12/21/22
21Voyagis #2 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image12/21/22
22Godzilla Rivals Rodan Vs Ebirah Cvr A Johnson$7.99IDW                          01/11/23
23Deadliest Bouquet #5 Cvr B Spawn Var$3.99Image12/21/22
24Middlewest Comp Tale TPB$29.99Image01/04/23
25Gun Honey Blood For Blood #4 Foc Sozomaika Sketch Var$3.99Titan                            12/21/22



Find this book at TFAW

Advance reorders placed between November 28-December 4, 2022

• Top advance-reordered comic book:
TMNT Last Ronin Lost Years #1 Cvr C Smith (IDW)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Public Domain Vol. 1 (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 13 (Dark Horse)

Image's Invincible Compendium hardcover, due in January, placed second overall.

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
1Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 13$49.99Dark Horse03/08/23
2Invincible Compendium HC Vol. 1$99.99Image01/25/23
3TMNT Last Ronin Lost Years #1 Cvr C Smith$4.99IDW                          01/25/23
4Creepshow #4 Cvr D Spawn Var$3.99Image12/28/22
5Once Upon A Time At End of World #2 Cvr A Del Mundo$4.99Boom                           12/28/22
6TMNT Last Ronin Lost Years #1 Cvr B Eastman$4.99IDW                          01/25/23
7TMNT Last Ronin Lost Years #1 Cvr A Gallant$4.99IDW                          01/25/23
8Killadelphia #26 Cvr D Spawn Var$3.99Image12/28/22
9Lovesick #3 Cvr E Spawn Var$3.99Image12/28/22
10Plush #2 Cvr D Spawn Var$3.99Image12/28/22
11Amazing Spider-Man #14 2nd Ptg Dodson Var$4.99Marvel01/18/23
12Mosely #1 Cvr A Lotfi$4.99Boom                           01/04/23
13Many Deaths of Laila Starr HC Dlx Ed$29.99Boom                           03/01/23
1420Th Century Men #5 Cvr C Spawn Var$4.99Image12/28/22
15Flawed #4 Cvr B Spawn Var$3.99Image12/28/22
16King Spawn #18 Cvr A Mack$2.99Image12/28/22
17Manifest Destiny #48 Cvr B Spawn Var$3.99Image12/28/22
18 Public Domain TPB Vol. 1 $16.99Image01/18/23
19Creepshow #2 2nd Ptg$3.99Image12/28/22
20Creepshow #4 Cvr A Burnham & Lucas$3.99Image12/28/22
21Spy Superb #1 Cvr A Kindt$7.99Dark Horse01/11/23
22Starhenge Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$29.99Image04/19/23
23Mosely #1 Cvr C Foil Guillory$6.99Boom                           01/04/23
24Damn Them All #3 Cvr A Adlard$3.99Boom                           12/28/22
25Children O/T Black Sun #1 Cvr A Cadonici$3.99Ablaze                       01/04/23


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.




Support Comichron's research on Patreon!


Responsive image

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.



Find this book at TFAW

Reorders placed between November 28-December 4, 2022

• Top reordered November-shipping comic book:
Frank Miller's Ronin Book Two #1 (Frank Miller)
• Top reordered softcover graphic novel:
It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth (Image)
• Top reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Fantastic Four Full Circle (Abrams)
• Top reordered hardcover box set:
Love & Rockets First Fifty Classic 40th Anniversary Box Set HC (Fantagraphics)

The first issue of Frank Miller's Ronin Book Two gave Diamond's reorder lists their first comic book to rank in weeks of charts laden with graphic novels.

Note that Diamond only handles a portion of Marvel and IDW's comic book orders, and does not carry DC products in North America.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisherOn saleSee more at
1Love & Rockets First Fifty Classic 40th Anv Box Set HC$400.00Fantagraphics Books11/23/22
2Fantastic Four Full Circle Gn$24.99Abrams                        08/31/22Find it on eBay
3TMNT The Last Ronin HC$29.99IDW                          06/29/22Find it on eBay
4 It's Lonely At The Centre of the Earth TPB $12.99Image11/02/22
5Bone One Vol. Ed Sc New Ptg$44.95Cartoon Books                           BacklistFind it on eBay
6Terry Moores Echo Complete Ed HC 2nd Ptg$65.00AbstractBacklistFind it on eBay
7My Hero Academia Box Set Vols 1-20$179.99VizBacklistFind it on eBay
8Red Sonja Complete Gail Simone HC Oversized$49.99Dynamite                                11/27/19Find it on eBay
9Michael Moorcock Elric HC Box Set$79.99Titan11/23/22
10Berserk Deluxe Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99Dark Horse02/27/19Find it on eBay
11Incal Dlx Slipcase HC$149.99Humanoids                               11/16/22
12Attack On Titan Colossal Ed TPB Vol. 7$44.99Kodansha                         11/30/22Find it on eBay
13Steam Reverie In Amber HC Vol. 1$29.99Seven Seas                11/23/22
14Saga TPBBb Vol. 10$16.99Image10/05/22
15Demon Slayer Complete Box Set Gn$199.99Viz11/10/21Find it on eBay
16My Dress Up Darling Vol. 6$14.99Square Enix Manga                       08/17/22Find it on eBay
17Frank Millers Ronin Book Two #1$7.99Frank Miller11/23/22
18Death Note Black Ed TPB Vol. 1$14.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
19Once & Future TPB Vol. 1$16.99Boom                           03/25/20Find it on eBay
20Spy X Family Vol. 4$9.99Viz03/10/21Find it on eBay
21Tomie Complete Dlx Ed HC Junji Ito$34.99Viz                           BacklistFind it on eBay
22Die HC$59.99Image11/16/22
23Megalex Dlx HC$59.99Humanoids                               11/23/22
24Best of Attack On Titan Color HC Ed Vol. 2$24.99Kodansha                         11/23/22
25Fruits Basket Collectors Ed TPB Vol. 1$20.00Yen                               BacklistFind 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.