• BOOM! Studios’ Something Is Killing the Children #21 most ordered comic book in March
  • The Hero Initiative’s charity reprint of JLA/Avengers March’s best-selling graphic novel

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (April 27, 2021) — A new story arc begins in James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera’s Something Is Killing the Children #21 from BOOM! Studios, the best-selling comic book of March 2022 through Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

MARCH’S COMIC BOOKS

In addition to the standard edition of BOOM!’s Something Is Killing the Children #21, the die-cut mask variant edition of issue #21 also charted in the top ten for the publisher at #5 for the month.

Image Comics placed seven titles in March’s top ten: Rory McConville and Carlo Barberi’s Spawn #327 (#2 for the month), Sean Lewis and Stephen Segovia’s Spawn: The Scorched #3 (#3), Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga #57 (#4), Little Monsters#1 (#6), Rogue Sun #1 (#8), Gunslinger Spawn #6 (#9), and Spawn #328 (#10).

Also in the top ten, Marvel Comics’ Strange #1 by Jed MacKay and Marcelo Ferreira ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s supernatural series We Have Demons #1 from Dark Horse Comics was their top book for March at #13, and Dynamite Entertainment’s Draculina #2 by Christopher Priest and Michael Sta. Maria ranked #44 for the month.

MARCH’S GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Hero Initiative’s JLA/Avengers, a special reprint of the Marvel and DC crossover by Kurt Busiek and George Pérez to raise money for the charity in honor of Pérez, was March’s best-selling graphic novel through Diamond.

VIZ Media had two titles in March’s top ten, led by Kouhei Horikoshi’s My Hero AcademiaVolume 30 at #2.

Image Comics had four books in the top ten: Skottie Young and Jorge Corona’s The Me You Love in the Dark Volume 1 (#3), Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s Astro City MetroBook Volume 1 (#4), A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance Volume 1 (#6), and Radiant Black Volume 2 (#7).

Kentaro Miura’s Berserk Deluxe Volume 10, published by Dark Horse Comics, ranked #5 for the month. Also in the top ten, Avatar: The Last Airbender: North & South Omnibusranked #10.

Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s Once & Future Volume 4, the modern Arthurian fantasy from BOOM! Studios, ranked #9.

From the other premier publishers, Marvel Comics’ top book, The Death of Doctor Strange, ranked #36, while Dynamite’s top book, Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Bigfoot, ranked #91.

MARCH’S TOYS & GAMES

Funko’s POP! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dontallo (with Black & White Chase) Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS exclusive figure that features a cel-shaded design that mimics the original comics, was the best-selling toy product of March. Another PREVIEWS Exclusive figure from Funko in this Turtles series, the Raphael figure, ranked #4. Two other Funko products, also PREVIEWS Exclusives, placed in the top ten as well.

Another PREVIEWS Exclusive release, threezero’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lord Drakkon 1/6-Scake Figure ranked #2.

Diamond Select Toys had three products in the top ten: the Marvel Gallery: Avengers Infinity War: Iron Spider-Man PVC Figure (#6), The Lord of the Rings Deluxe Figures Series 4 (#7), and the Marvel Select: The Immortal Hulk Figure (#10).

Also in the top ten were products from Beast Kingdom and NECA.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike Booster Packs from Pokémon USA were the best-selling game product of March through Diamond, and the Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign ranked #2. Other vendors in the top ten include Konami Digital Entertainment, NECA/WizKids, and Paizo Publishing.

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #21
$3.99
JAN220737-M
BOOM! STUDIOS
2
SPAWN #327
$2.99
DEC210334-M
IMAGE COMICS
3
SPAWN: THE SCORCHED #3
$2.99
DEC210328-M
IMAGE COMICS
4
SAGA #57 (MR)
$2.99
JAN220296
IMAGE COMICS
5
SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #21 DIE-CUT MASK VARIANT COVER
$4.99
JAN220738-M
BOOM! STUDIOS
6
LITTLE MONSTERS #1 (MR) [*]
$3.99
JAN220067-M
IMAGE COMICS
7
STRANGE #1
$4.99
DEC211133-M
MARVEL COMICS
8
ROGUE SUN #1 [*]
$3.99
DEC210054-M
IMAGE COMICS
9
GUNSLINGER SPAWN #6
$2.99
JAN220263-M
IMAGE COMICS
10
SPAWN #328
$2.99
JAN220301-M
IMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
JLA/AVENGERS TP HERO INITIATIVE EDITION
$29.99
JAN228074
THE HERO INITIATIVE
2
MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 30 GN
$9.99
JAN221787
VIZ MEDIA LLC
3
THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK
VOLUME 1 TP (MR)
$16.99
DEC210158
IMAGE COMICS
4
ASTRO CITY METROBOOK VOLUME 1 TP
$29.99
DEC210124
IMAGE COMICS
5
BERSERK DELUXE EDITION VOLUME 10 HC
$49.99
NOV210327
DARK HORSE COMICS
6
A RIGHTEOUS THIRST FOR VENGEANCE VOLUME 1 TP (MR)
$9.99
JAN220159
IMAGE COMICS
7
RADIANT BLACK VOLUME 2 TP
$16.99
JAN220204
IMAGE COMICS
8
ONCE & FUTURE VOLUME 4 TP
$16.99
NOV210760
BOOM! STUDIOS
9
JUJUTSU KAISEN VOLUME 3 GN
$9.99
FEB202196
VIZ MEDIA LLC
10
AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER: NORTH & SOUTH OMNIBUS TP
$24.99
OCT210258
DARK HORSE COMICS

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: DONATELLO (WITH BLACK & WHITE CHASE) VINYL FIGURE
$13.99
MAR218990
FUNKO
2
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: LORD DRAKKON 1/6-SCALE FIGURE
$96.49
JUN218916
THREEZERO
3
POP! IRON MAN 2: IRON MAN MK. IV WITH GANTRY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE
$29.99
DEC209218
FUNKO
4
POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: RAPHAEL (WITH BLACK & WHITE CHASE) VINYL FIGURE
$13.99
MAR218993
FUNKO
5
POP! THE SIMPSONS: ALIEN MR. BURNS VINYL FIGURE
$14.99
JAN218320
FUNKO
6
MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS INFINITY WAR: IRON SPIDER-MAN PVC FIGURE
$49.99
JUN182325
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
7
THE LORD OF THE RINGS DELUXE FIGURES SERIES 4
$179.94
JUN212274
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
8
HALLOWEEN 2: MICHAEL MYERS & DR. LOOMIS 7-INCH FIGURE 2-PACK
$75.99
JUL218394
NECA
9
DUCK TALES DAH-040: DARKWING DUCK DYNAMIC 8-CTION HEROES FIGURE
$69.00
FEB218295
BEAST KINGDOM CO
10
MARVEL SELECT: THE IMMORTAL HULK FIGURE
$29.99
SEP201919
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
POKEMON TCG: SWORD & SHIELD—FUSION STRIKE BOOSTERS
$90.00
DEC219273
POKEMON USA
2
POKEMON TCG: SWORD & SHIELD—CHILLING REIGN BOOSTERS
$90.00
DEC219272
POKEMON USA
3
VAULT OF MAGIC (D&D 5E) HC
$49.99
MAY218691
PAIZO PUBLISHING
4
YU GI OH HIDDEN ARSENAL CHAPTER ONE DIS
$119.92
APR218762
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
5
D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS; VAN RICTEN’S GUIDE TO RAVENLOFT BOOSTERS
$159.92
AUG218253
NECA
6
D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS: BEYOND WITCHLIGHT MINIATURES BOOSTERS
$159.92
MAY218572
NECA
7
PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS: MONSTERS OF MYTH HC
$34.99
OCT212857
PAIZO PUBLISHING
8
TOME OF BEASTS 2 HC
$49.99
SEP202470
PAIZO PUBLISHING
9
DEEP MAGIC (D&D 5E) HC
$49.99
JUL202620
PAIZO PUBLISHING
10
PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC
$59.99
MAY193227
PAIZO PUBLISHING

 

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Ranking is calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, toys and games invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any products that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that products marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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