Batman #92 Beats Death Metal #1 in Advance Reorders

The Advance Reorders chart, this week and last week, reflects that all of the DC Comics orders through Diamond were dropped to zero, meaning every retailer had to amend their order on FOC from scratch. So while this normally records increases ahead of FOC, in this case, it records all of DC's orders in their entirety. Leading DC Comics to domainate the list. So whike it may not be useful, for comparing DC to other publishers, it is handy for comparing one DC comic book to another. Batman #92 had a quarter of a million copies originally ordered, so it's return to the top spot may be ezpect, but it was up against the big event launch written by Batman writer James Tynion's old teacher Scott Snyder? Has the student bested the master? Only if you don't count that Death Metal had many more covers than Batman and if you added them up, maybe Death Metal would come out ahead? Maybe even the Joker 80th Super Spectacular too? It may be notable that, despite being a bookstore-focused title that Lois Lane: Friendship Challenge did pretty well too.

Batman #92 Beats Death Metal #1 in Advance Reorders.
Batman #92 Beats Death Metal #1 in Advance Reorders. Artgerm art from DC Comics.

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply and demand and most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot, where new orders are coming in and how retailers are reacting to new, unanticipated desire! And courtesy of stats from Diamond Comic Distributors.

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS

Publication Price Publisher
BATMAN #92 CARD STOCK ARTGERM VAR ED $4.99 DC COMICS
BATMAN #92 $3.99 DC COMICS
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #1 (OF 6) BLACK BLANK VAR ED $4.99 DC COMICS
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #1 (OF 6) $4.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1990S G DELLOTTO VA $9.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1970S JIM LEE VAR E $9.99 DC COMICS
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #1 (OF 6) 1 25 DOUG MAHNKE VAR ED $4.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 BLANK VAR ED $9.99 DC COMICS
BATMAN #93 $3.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1960S F MATTINA VAR $9.99 DC COMICS
GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 02 THE DAY THE STARS FELL $19.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 2010S JOCK VAR ED $9.99 DC COMICS
BATMAN #93 CARD STOCK FRANCESCO MATTINA VAR ED $4.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 $9.99 DC COMICS
BATMAN DELUXE ED COLL HC BOOK 05 $34.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1950S DAVID FINCH V $9.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 2000S LEE BERMEJO V $9.99 DC COMICS
SUPERBOY A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC $39.99 DC COMICS
LOIS LANE AND THE FRIENDSHIP CHALLENGE TP $9.99 DC COMICS
STRANGE ADVENTURES #2 (OF 12) $4.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1980S SEINKIEWICZ V $9.99 DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 1940S ARTHUR ADAMS $9.99 DC COMICS
SUPERMAN #22 $3.99 DC COMICS
BATMAN #92 1 25 PUNCHLINE JIMENEZ CARD STOCK VAR ED $4.99 DC COMICS
QUESTION THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #3 (OF 4) $6.99 DC COMICS

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS

Publication Price Publisher
HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X HC $60.00 MARVEL COMICS
HARLEEN HC (MR) $29.99 DC COMICS
WONDER WOMAN THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 $150.00 DC COMICS
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS DLX HC YEAR ONE (C: 1-1-2) $75.00 BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
SPIDER-MAN BEN REILLY OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 DM VAR $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 CHO VAR $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT $19.99 IDW PUBLISHING
SPIDER-MAN BY MICHELINIE AND LARSEN OMNIBUS HC $100.00 MARVEL COMICS
BATMAN #90 2ND PTG $3.99 DC COMICS
PROX TRANSMISSIONS TP $19.99 MARVEL COMICS
LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 02 HEAD GAMES $19.99 IDW PUBLISHING
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 04 $59.99 IMAGE COMICS
SAVAGE SWORD CONAN ORIG MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
ANNIHILATION OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
ROBIN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 $9.99 DC COMICS
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS HC $29.99 DC COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN STRACZYNSKI OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MARVEL COMICS
DCEASED HC $29.99 DC COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP GREAT POWER NEW PTG DM $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS TP $34.99 MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION GREAT RESPONSIBILITY TP $39.99 MARVEL COMICS
LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 03 CROWN OF SHADOWS $19.99 IDW PUBLISHING
DARK NIGHTS METAL TP $19.99 DC COMICS

 

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