Captain Marvel Tops Advance Reorders, Thanks to Stanley "Artgerm" Lau

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.

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The power of Stanley "Artgerm" Lau has become clear on the charts in recent months. The whiff of a variant cover from him will bump orders up significantly — especially if it's depicting a woman character. I am expecting next week's chart to have the Invisible Woman Artgerm variant cover topping the advance reorders, ahead of his other three. Even if the character on the cover now looks 20 or 30 years younger than Reed Richards.

But here, he is giving a real boost to the first issue of The Life of Captain Marvel, with significant reorder activity for Justice League, Doomsday Clock, Immortal Hulk, and Rafael Grampa's cover for The Magic Order.

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS

DESCRIPTIONSRPVENDOR
LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5) ARTGERM VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS
JUSTICE LEAGUE #4$3.99DC COMICS
MAGIC ORDER #2 (OF 6) CVR C GRAMPA (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6 (OF 12) VAR ED$4.99DC COMICS
IMMORTAL HULK #3$3.99MARVEL COMICS
JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 VAR ED$3.99DC COMICS
WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
TEEN TITANS GO TO THE MOVIES #1$1.00DC COMICS
AVENGERS #5$3.99MARVEL COMICS
THOR #3$3.99MARVEL COMICS
MAGIC ORDER #2 (OF 6) CVR A COIPEL (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (OF 5)$4.99MARVEL COMICS
VENOM #2 STEGMAN 2ND PTG VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
WALKING DEAD #100 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD #19 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD #2 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
FLASH #47 2ND PTG$2.99DC COMICS
WALKING DEAD #27 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD #53 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD #108 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD #48 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD #7 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD #171 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD #127 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD #92 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG VAR (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS

DESCRIPTIONSRPVENDOR
INFINITE CRISIS OMNIBUS HC NEW ED$150.00DC COMICS
DARK NIGHTS METAL DELUXE ED HC$29.99DC COMICS
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99MARVEL COMICS
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA OMNIBUS HC VOL 01$99.99DC COMICS
THOR #1$5.99MARVEL COMICS
MAN OF STEEL #3 (OF 6)$3.99DC COMICS
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA OMNIBUS HC VOL 02$99.99DC COMICS
INFINITY TP$49.99MARVEL COMICS
TITANS SPECIAL #1$4.99DC COMICS
GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 02$34.99MARVEL COMICS
DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK NIGHTS RISING HC$29.99DC COMICS
DARK DAYS THE ROAD TO METAL HC$29.99DC COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 2ND PTG ARTIST VAR LEG$9.99MARVEL COMICS
MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99IMAGE COMICS
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE$14.99IMAGE COMICS
BATMAN PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING BATGIRL VS RIDDLER #1$3.99DC COMICS
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL TP$16.99MARVEL COMICS
MAGIC ORDER #1 (OF 6) CVR A COIPEL (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1$3.99DC COMICS
ABSOLUTE SANDMAN OVERTURE HC (MR)$125.00DC COMICS
SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS DELUXE ED HC$29.99DC COMICS
SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE$9.99IMAGE COMICS
BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS HC VOL 05$99.99DC COMICS
VENOMNIBUS HC VOL 01$100.00MARVEL COMICS
LEGEND OF ZELDA GN BOX SET (CURR PTG)$79.99VIZ LLC

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