500th-place Comic Books by Month
Estimated Sales to North American Comics Shops
of the 500th-place comic book from each month
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors
Whereas 300th place level on the Diamond sales chart has long provided a useful benchmark for sales, the availability of information below that level has been intermittent. But in December 2017, Diamond switched to reporting the Top 500, allowing a glimpse at what was selling far down on the charts.
Sales volumes at 500th place vary wildly; between new titles and reordered titles, five-week months see much higher sales levels.
When larger publishers' titles are seen below, the figures are always from a second- or later-month reorder. Doomsday Clock #6 in October 2018, for example, was on its third month of sales when it appeared in 500th place.
Click the release months to see the charts for that month. Title links lead to auctions for that issue on eBay.
|Release Month||Ship Weeks||500th Place Title||Issue||Price||Publisher||Est. sales|
|2018-01||5||Star Wars Shattered Empire||1||$3.99||Marvel||919|
|2018-03||4||Archie and Me Comics Digest||5||$6.99||Archie||552|
|2018-04||4||Archie Jumbo Comics Digest||288||$6.99||Archie||711|
|2018-05||5||True Believers Thanos The First||1||$1.00||Marvel||769|
|2018-07||4||Justice League No Justice||4||$3.99||DC||824|
|2018-08||5||Cavewoman Raptorellas Revenge||2||$3.99||Amryl||770|
|2018-09||4||Star Wars Darth Vader||20||$3.99||Marvel||549|
|2019-01||5||Threshold Allure||0 Nude||$7.99||Avatar||942|
|2019-02||4||True Believers Conan Secret of Skull River||1||$1.00||Marvel||629|
|2019-04||4||Image Firsts Paper Girls||1||$1.00||Image||702|
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