Copperhead And Batgirl Battle It Out Over Advance Reorders

mashGreetings 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!

I'm told that this Monday gone, DC Comics and Diamond received a massive increase of advance orders from comic book retailers for more copies of Batgirl #35, out next month.

I wonder why.

It also beat out advance reorders for Death Of Wolverine #3, though not quite enough to topple Copperhead #2 which had been putting on orders all week, after the smash sell out of last week's launch issue of the sci-fi western from Image, also with a rather complex action-adventure female lead…

The launch of Birthright and Wytches for Image have also drawn attention, all above the new Batman arc, Endgame. And note how retailers are still trying to keep up with demand for Sex Criminals.

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)
Product Price Publisher
COPPERHEAD #2 $3.50 IMA
BATGIRL #35 $2.99 DC
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 (OF 4) $4.99 MAR
BIRTHRIGHT #1 CVR B SILVESTRI VAR (MR) $2.99 IMA
WYTCHES #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 (OF 4) $4.99 MAR
BATMAN #35 $3.99 DC
SEX CRIMINALS #8 (MR) $3.50 IMA
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 EOSV $3.99 MAR
PUNISHER #11 $3.99 MAR
WOLVERINE #12 2ND PTG MCNIVEN VAR (PP #1144) $5.99 MAR
ROCKET RACCOON #3 2ND PTG YOUNG VAR (PP #1144) $3.99 MAR
THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING #1 (OF 4) $3.99 MAR
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 (OF 4) LAND FINAL WOLVERINE VAR $4.99 MAR
GUARDIANS GALAXY PREM HC VOL 03 GUARDIANS DISASSEMBLED $24.99 MAR
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #1 $2.99 DC
EAST OF WEST TP VOL 03 THERE IS NO US $14.99 IMA
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 (OF 4) MCNIVEN CANADA VAR $4.99 MAR
MMW FAMOUS FIRSTS 75TH ANNIV SLIPCASE SET 2ND ED $500.00 MAR
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #1 (OF 4) $3.99 MAR
AVENGERS #36 TRO $3.99 MAR
COPPERHEAD #1 2ND PTG $3.50 IMA
FACE VALUE #1 2ND PTG $3.99 AUT
GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1 2ND PTG (MR) $3.50 IMA
BATGIRL #35 VAR ED $2.99 DC

And for comics that have already been published…

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)
Product Price Publisher
MMW FAMOUS FIRSTS 75TH ANNIV SLIPCASE SET $500.00 MAR
BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY SECONDS GN $25.00 RAN
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 (OF 4) $4.99 MAR
SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
OZ OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 (OF 4) $4.99 MAR
ORIGINAL SIN #8 (OF 8) $4.99 MAR
DEADPOOL MINIBUS HC $59.99 MAR
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
FOREVER EVIL HC (N52) $24.99 DC
MMW MARVEL RARITIES HC VOL 01 $75.00 MAR
INFINITY TP $49.99 MAR
GRAYSON FUTURES END #1 $3.99 DC
ROCKET RACCOON #3 $3.99 MAR
BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
STRAIN TP VOL 03 THE FALL $19.99 DAR
SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
V FOR VENDETTA NEW EDITION TP (MR) $19.99 DC

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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