Batman Damned #2 Continues to Top Advance Reorders – Will it Outsell #1?

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.

For the second week in a row, Batman Damned #2 has topped the Advance Reorder charts. Last week I pointed out that there has been a dilemma from retailers in the wake of Batman Damned #1 selling out and DC Comics taking the decision not to reprint it, against the wishes of the creative and editorial teams.

This is giving some retailers pause as to how to reorder it. Clearly there is demand, and they should at least order as many as they did of #1. But should they order more, given that their customer base who didn't get a copy of book one, may not want to get book two.

At MCM London Comic Con, I talked to a major retailer who told me they are upping their orders massively. They believes that readers have been reading the comic digitally, legally or not and. And there is a strong demand to buy the second volume.

And so it seems this week as well. While the Black Eyed Pead graphic novel is getting a lot of post-publication reorders as well. Lots of retailers caught napping on that one…

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS (RETAIL)

PublicationPricePublisher
BATMAN DAMNED #2 (OF 3) VAR ED (MR)$6.99DC COMICS
DIE DIE DIE #5 (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 JSC BLACK CAT VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
BATGIRL #29 VAR ED$3.99DC COMICS
DAREDEVIL #612$4.99MARVEL COMICS
DAREDEVIL #612 TEASER VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS
HEROES IN CRISIS #3 (OF 9)$3.99DC COMICS
VENOM #9$3.99MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10$3.99MARVEL COMICS
UNCANNY X-MEN #4$3.99MARVEL COMICS
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #8 (OF 12) VAR ED$4.99DC COMICS
DEAD MAN LOGAN #1 (OF 12)$4.99MARVEL COMICS
DC POSTER PORTFOLIO STANLEY ARTGERM LAU TP$24.99DC COMICS
BATMAN DAMNED #2 (OF 3) (MR)$6.99DC COMICS
FANTASTIC FOUR #4$3.99MARVEL COMICS
IRONHEART #1 RAMOS VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS
DAREDEVIL #612 TV VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS
MAN-EATERS #3 CVR B MITERNIQUE$3.99IMAGE COMICS
DAREDEVIL #612 HOTZ VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS
DEFENDERS IMMORTAL HULK #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS
MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #1$3.99IDW PUBLISHING
PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 05$14.99IMAGE COMICS
X-MEN EXTERMINATED #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS
HEROES IN CRISIS #3 (OF 9) VAR ED$3.99DC COMICS
IRONHEART #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS

PublicationPricePublisher
BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS MASTERS SUN ZOMBIES CHRONICLES TP$24.99MARVEL COMICS
AMERICAN VAMPIRE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 (MR)$99.99DC COMICS
BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP$19.99DC COMICS
FINAL CRISIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OMNIBUS HC$150.00DC COMICS
DEATHSTROKE BY TONY DANIEL OMNIBUS HC$75.00DC COMICS
CABLE SOLDIER X HC$75.00MARVEL COMICS
X-MEN ADAMANTIUM COLLECTION HC$200.00MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY MICHELINIE & MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC$100.00MARVEL COMICS
SAGA TP VOL 09 (MR)$14.99IMAGE COMICS
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE HC$50.00MARVEL COMICS
BPRD HELL ON EARTH HC VOL 03 (C: 0-1-2)$34.99DARK HORSE COMICS
WITCHER LIBRARY EDITION HC (C: 0-1-2)$49.99DARK HORSE COMICS
DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC$29.99DC COMICS
FANTASTIC FOUR BEHOLD GALACTUS HC$50.00MARVEL COMICS
MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG$49.99MARVEL COMICS
BATMAN TP VOL 07 THE WEDDING REBIRTH$16.99DC COMICS
STAR WARS DARTH VADER DARK LORD SITH HC VOL 01$34.99MARVEL COMICS
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99MARVEL COMICS
DEAD KINGS #1 CVR A DOW SMITH$3.99AFTERSHOCK COMICS
MONSTRESS TP VOL 03 (MR)$16.99IMAGE COMICS
BATGIRL #28 VAR ED$3.99DC COMICS
SPIDER-VERSE TP$50.00MARVEL COMICS
MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 01 NEW PTG$49.99MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8$3.99MARVEL COMICS
MMW X-MEN HC VOL 01 NEW PTG$49.99MARVEL COMICS

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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