Batman: Damned Tops Advance Reorders with Each Cover

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.

Batman: Damned gets the top two spots for each cover, ahead of third printings of Venom that are only available through Advance Reorders, demonstrating a massive boost for the first DC Comics Black Label title, probably from the previews that ran in last week's DC titles. Jim Lee's cover above…

There are also strong performances from Catwoman, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Infinity Wars and Warren Ellis and Jason Howard's new project Cemetery Beach.

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS

PublicationPricePublisher
BATMAN DAMNED #1 (OF 3) (MR)$6.99DC COMICS
BATMAN DAMNED #1 (OF 3) VAR ED (MR)$6.99DC COMICS
VENOM #3 3RD PTG STEGMAN VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
CATWOMAN #3 VAR ED$3.99DC COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5$3.99MARVEL COMICS
FANTASTIC FOUR #2$3.99MARVEL COMICS
INFINITY WARS #3 (OF 6)$4.99MARVEL COMICS
CEMETERY BEACH #1 (OF 7) CVR C IMPACT VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
INFINITY WARS #1 (OF 6) 2ND PTG DEODATO VAR$5.99MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 2ND PTG OTTLEY$3.99MARVEL COMICS
CHAMPIONS #24$3.99MARVEL COMICS
VENOM FIRST HOST #3 (OF 5)$3.99MARVEL COMICS
CEMETERY BEACH #1 (OF 7) CVR B VIRGIN (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #2 (OF 5) 2ND PTG BURNETT VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
VENOM FIRST HOST #3 (OF 5) JOHNSON VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #26 VAR ED$3.99DC COMICS
FANTASTIC FOUR #2 ADAMS CONNECTING WRAPAROUND VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #21$3.99MARVEL COMICS
RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 5)$4.99MARVEL COMICS
DETECTIVE COMICS #988 VAR ED$3.99DC COMICS
AVENGERS #3 3RD PTG MEDINA VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
IMMORTAL HULK #4 2ND PTG BENNET VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 2ND PTG YU VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
WONDER WOMAN #54 VAR ED$3.99DC COMICS
MAN-EATERS #1 GLITTER CVR$4.99IMAGE COMICS

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS

PublicationPricePublisher
DOOM PATROL OMNIBUS HC (MR)$150.00DC COMICS
SEVEN SOLDIERS BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS HC$75.00DC COMICS
DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC$29.99DC COMICS
FANTASTIC FOUR #1$5.99MARVEL COMICS
BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP$24.99DC COMICS
JOKER HC$19.99DC COMICS
SHAZAM TP VOL 01 (N52)$16.99DC COMICS
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99MARVEL COMICS
SAGA TP VOL 08 (MR)$14.99IMAGE COMICS
SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1 (MR)$4.99DC COMICS
HELLBOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 THE WILD HUNT (C: 0-1-2)$24.99DARK HORSE COMICS
BATMAN THE CAPED CRUSADER TP VOL 01$29.99DC COMICS
MONSTRESS TP VOL 02 (MR)$16.99IMAGE COMICS
DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK NIGHTS RISING HC$29.99DC COMICS
SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR)$14.99IMAGE COMICS
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC$17.99DC COMICS
GREEN ARROW BY JEFF LEMIRE DELUXE ED HC$49.99DC COMICS
SANDMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 (MR)$150.00DC COMICS
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01 (C: 1-0-0)$19.99ONI PRESS INC.
SUICIDE SQUAD THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS HC$49.99DC COMICS
INFINITY WAR TP$29.99MARVEL COMICS
SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99IMAGE COMICS
FANTASTIC FOUR #1 QUESADA HIDDEN GEM VAR$5.99MARVEL COMICS
SHAZAM A NEW BEGINNING 30TH ANNIV DLX ED HC$34.99DC COMICS
BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP$24.99DC COMICS

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