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February 2023 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

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 Facebook, Twitter, and Post.News to get the alert when new charts are added.

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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 January 2-8, 2023

• Top advance-reordered February-shipping comic book:
The Exiled #1 Cvr A Willis (Whatnot)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Creepy Archives TPB Vol. 1 (Dark Horse)

The Exiled #1 by actor Wesley Snipes led the advance reorder charts for the first full week of 2023.

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
1The Exiled #1 Cvr A Willis$3.99Whatnot02/08/23
2 Eight Billion Genies #1 5th Ptg $3.99Image02/01/23
3 Eight Billion Genies #2 5th Ptg $3.99Image02/01/23
4 Eight Billion Genies #3 5th Ptg $3.99Image02/01/23
5The Exiled #1 Cvr F Kent Blade Runner Homage$3.99Whatnot02/08/23
6Gargoyles #1 Facsimile Ed$3.99Dynamite                                02/01/23
7Eight Billion Genies #5 2nd Ptg$3.99Image02/01/23
8Eight Billion Genies #4 4th Ptg$3.99Image02/01/23
9Astro City Metrobook TPB Vol. 3$34.99Image02/15/23
10Eight Billion Genies #6 2nd Ptg$3.99Image02/01/23
11Almighty #1$3.99Image02/01/23
12King Spawn #19 Cvr A Bianchi$2.99Image02/01/23
13Creepy Archives TPB Vol. 1$24.99Dark Horse05/03/23
14The Exiled #1 Cvr B Eskivo$3.99Whatnot02/08/23
15The Exiled #1 Cvr E Mahfood Launch Var$4.99Whatnot02/08/23
16Stuff of Nightmares TPB$16.99Boom04/05/23
17Where Monsters Lie #1 Cvr A$3.99Dark Horse02/01/23
18The Exiled #1 Cvr C Asevedo$3.99Whatnot02/08/23
19Gargoyles #1 Facsimile Gold Foil Ed$20.00Dynamite                                02/08/23
20Gargoyles #1 Facsimile Purple Foil Ed$20.00Dynamite                                02/08/23
21Blood Tree #1 Cvr A Alamy & Anderson$3.99Image02/01/23
22The Exiled #1 Cvr D Moss$3.99Whatnot02/08/23
23The Exiled #1 Cvr N 7 Copy Incv Blank Sketch Cvr$4.99Whatnot02/08/23
24Archies Valentines Day Spectacular 2023$2.99Archie02/01/23
25Rockstar & Softboy Go To Space (One-Shot)$8.99Image02/15/23



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Advance reorders placed between January 9-15, 2023

• Top advance-reordered February-shipping comic book:
Frank Miller's Ronin Book Two #2 (Frank Miller)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Sailor Moon TPB Vol. 1 with Exc Q Posket Petit Figure (Kodansha)

Ten Marvel titles made the Top 25, a number higher than usual for the Diamond advance reorder charts.

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 Sailor Moon TPB Vol. 1 With Exc Q Posket Petit Figure $39.99Kodansha                         02/15/23
2 Frank Miller's Ronin Book Two #2 $7.99Frank Miller02/15/23
3Amazing Spider-Man #129 Facsimile Edition$3.99Marvel02/22/23
4Harrower #1 Cvr A Revel$4.99Boom02/08/23
5Spawn #338 Cvr A Mack$2.99Image02/08/23
6Amazing Spider-Man #21 Disney100 Hulk Var$3.99Marvel03/08/23
7Scarlet Witch #1 2nd Ptg Pichelli Var$4.99Marvel02/15/23
8 Magic Order TPB Vol. 3 $19.99Image02/22/23
9Monarch #1 Cvr A Lins$3.99Image02/08/23
10Harrower #1 Cvr E Bg Var Lee$4.99Boom02/08/23
11Timeless 2022 #1 2nd Ptg Zircher Var$5.99Marvel02/15/23
12Nightcrawlers #1$3.99Marvel02/15/23
13Spawn #338 Cvr B Tomaselli$2.99Image02/08/23
14 We Only Find Them When They're Dead TPB Vol. 3 $14.99Boom04/12/23
15Image 30Th Annv Anthology #10$5.99Image02/15/23
16Little Monsters #10 Cvr A Nguyen$3.99Image02/08/23
17X-Treme X-Men #3 Jurgens Homage Var$3.99Marvel02/15/23
18Mary Jane and Black Cat #1 2nd Ptg Bazaldua Var$4.99Marvel02/15/23
19 Wolverine TPB Weapon X Deluxe Edition $29.99Marvel03/29/23
20 Sins of the Black Flamingo TPB $16.99Image02/22/23
21Night Club #1 2nd Ptg$1.99Image02/08/23
22Mary Jane and Black Cat #3$3.99Marvel02/15/23
23Invincible Iron Man #1 2nd Ptg Bagley Var$4.99Marvel02/15/23
24Gangster Ass Barista #2 Cvr A Hughes & Cramb$4.99Black Mask02/08/23
25Quested #3 Cvr C Richardson Video Game Homage$3.99Whatnot                      02/15/23



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Advance reorders placed between January 16-22, 2023

• Top advance-reordered February-shipping comic book:
Eight Billion Genies #7 Cvr C Spawn Var (Image)
• Top advance-reordered softcover graphic novel:
Do a Powerbomb TPB (Image)
• Top advance-reordered hardcover graphic novel:
Bone Orchard Mythos HC Black Feathers (Image)

Even as a Disney100 variant was on the cover of the top reordered comic book of the week, the top advance-reordered comic book was one of multiple titles with a Spawn variant cover.

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 #7 Cvr C Spawn Var$3.99Image02/15/23
2Usagi Yojimbo Special Edition HC (New Ptg)$124.99Fantagraphics Books02/22/23
3Do A Powerbomb TPB$24.99Image03/01/23
4Blue Book #1 Cvr A Oeming$4.99Dark Horse02/22/23
5Amazing Spider-Man #129 Facsimile Edition$3.99Marvel02/22/23
6Nemesis Reloaded #1 2nd Ptg$3.99Image02/15/23
7Blue Book #1 Cvr B Foil Oeming$4.99Dark Horse02/22/23
8Bone Orchard Mythos HC Black Feathers$19.99Image05/10/23
9Eight Billion Genies #7 Cvr A Browne$3.99Image02/15/23
10Nemesis Reloaded #2 Cvr A Jimenez$3.99Image02/15/23
11Masters of Universe Masterverse #1 Cvr A Nunez$3.99Dark Horse02/15/23
12Liquid Kill #1 Cvr A Infante$3.99Whatnot02/22/23
13Gunslinger Spawn #17 Cvr A Bianchi$2.99Image02/15/23
14Grim #8 Cvr A Flaviano$3.99Boom                           02/15/23
15Liquid Kill #1 Cvr G Jung Gi$3.99Whatnot02/22/23
16Amazing Spider-Man #20$3.99Marvel02/22/23
17Immoral X-Men #1 Brooks Var$4.99Marvel02/22/23
18House of Slaughter #12 Cvr A Manhanini$3.99Boom                           02/15/23
19Liquid Kill #1 Cvr E Cannon Video Game Homage$3.99Whatnot02/22/23
20Last Barbarians #1 Cvr A Haberlin$3.99Image02/15/23
21Blue Book #1 Cvr C Johnson$4.99Dark Horse02/22/23
22Immortal Hulk Omnibus HC$150.00Marvel07/05/23
23Liquid Kill #1 Cvr K 7 Copy Incv Brao Dmx Homage$3.99Whatnot02/22/23
24I Hate Fairyland #4 Cvr A Young$3.99Image02/15/23
25Immoral X-Men #1$4.99Marvel02/22/23



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Advance reorders placed between January 23-29, 2023

• Top advance-reordered February-shipping comic book:
Saga #62 (Image)

No graphic novels made the chart in a rare list completely dominated by comic books.

Star Wars: The Nameless Terror #1 was the top series debut issue, followed by Local Man #1 from image.

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
1Saga #62$3.99Image02/22/23
2Star Wars The Nameless Terror #1$4.99Dark Horse02/22/23
3Local Man #1 Cvr C Foil Var$3.99Image02/22/23
4TMNT Last Ronin Lost Years #2 Cvr C Barravecchia$4.99IDW                          03/15/23
5Something Is Killing The Children #29 Cvr A Dell Edera$3.99Boom                           02/22/23
6Spawn Unwanted Violence #1 2nd Ptg$4.99Image02/22/23
7Spawn Unwanted Violence #2 Cvr A Del Mundo$4.99Image02/22/23
8Darkwing Duck #2 Cvr A Nakayama$3.99Dynamite                                02/22/23
9Spider-Gwen Shadow Clones #1$4.99Marvel03/01/23
10MMPR TMNT Ii #3 Cvr A Mora$4.99Boom                           02/22/23
11TMNT Last Ronin Lost Years #2 Cvr A Gallant (Res)$4.99IDW                          03/15/23
12Something Is Killing The Children #29 Cvr B Sorrentino$3.99Boom                           02/22/23
13Hallows Eve #1 Ross Timeless Green Goblin Virgin Var$3.99Marvel03/01/23
14Hallows Eve #1$3.99Marvel03/01/23
15Cosmic Ghost Rider #1$4.99Marvel03/01/23
16Star Wars High Republic Adventures #4$3.99Dark Horse03/22/23
17Gargoyles #3 Cvr A Nakayama$3.99Dynamite                                02/22/23
18Black Cloak #1 2nd Ptg$4.99Image02/22/23
19Rogue and Gambit #1 Ross Timeless Mystique Virgin Var$3.99Marvel03/01/23
20 MMPR TMNT Ii #3 Cvr B Eastman & Williams II $4.99Boom                           02/22/23
21Local Man #1 Cvr A Seeley & Fleecs$3.99Image02/22/23
22TMNT Last Ronin Lost Years #2 Cvr B Eastman & Bishop (Res)$4.99IDW                          03/15/23
23Hallows Eve #1 Artgerm Var$3.99Marvel03/01/23
24Spawn Scorched #15 Cvr A Bianchi$2.99Image02/22/23
25Spawn Unwanted Violence #2 Cvr B Del Mundo Virgin$4.99Image02/22/23


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.