Empyre #3 And All Its Little Crossovers Top the Advance Reorders

Empyre is picking up steam with retailers upping their orders on the third issue, as well as lots for tie-in issues. This may be the little crossover that could. Negan Lives may have also boosted the previously-digital-only Walking Dead: Alien publication too. Boom should be happy with the increased attention to Mega Man as well.

Empyre #3 And All Its Little Crossovers Top the Advance Reorders.

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

DESCRIPTIONSRPVENDOR
THOR #5 2ND PTG KLEIN VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
EMPYRE #3 (OF 6)$4.99MARVEL COMICS
HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X TP$44.99MARVEL COMICS
CAPTAIN MARVEL #18 EMP$3.99MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #45$4.99MARVEL COMICS
CRITICAL ROLE TP VOL 02 VOX MACHINA ORIGINS (RES) (C: 0-1-2)$19.99DARK HORSE COMICS
THOR #2 3RD PTG COIPEL VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
WALKING DEAD ALIEN HC (MR)$19.99IMAGE COMICS
MEGA MAN FULLY CHARGED #1 CVR A MAIN$4.99BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
EMPYRE SAVAGE AVENGERS #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS
MEGA MAN FULLY CHARGED #1 CVR B FOIL INFANTE VAR$5.99BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 2ND PTG VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
STRANGE ACADEMY #1 2ND PTG HERRERA VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS
AVENGERS BY HICKMAN COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01$34.99MARVEL COMICS
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER SEARCH OMNIBUS TP (C: 1-0-0)$24.99DARK HORSE COMICS
X-FACTOR #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS
MEGA MAN FULLY CHARGED #1 CVR C LEE VAR$4.99BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
EMPYRE CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 (OF 3)$3.99MARVEL COMICS
STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3$3.99MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #45 BAGLEY VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS
CABLE #2 DX$3.99MARVEL COMICS
X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION TP PROTEUS$39.99MARVEL COMICS
THAT TEXAS BLOOD #2 CVR A PHILLIPS (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
EMPYRE #3 (OF 6) 2ND PTG VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS
BLADE OF IMMORTAL DLX ED HC VOL 01 (MR)$49.99DARK HORSE COMICS

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS

DESCRIPTIONSRPVENDOR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 CHO VAR$125.00MARVEL COMICS
MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE OMNIBUS HC$100.00MARVEL COMICS
DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #1 (OF 6)$4.99DC COMICS
BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 05 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)$49.99DARK HORSE COMICS
DEADPOOL CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC VOL 01$125.00MARVEL COMICS
CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG$125.00MARVEL COMICS
BATMAN #93$3.99DC COMICS
NEGAN LIVES #1 (MR)$4.99IMAGE COMICS
SECRET WARS HC$50.00MARVEL COMICS
OZ OMNIBUS HC$125.00MARVEL COMICS
MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE OMNIBUS HC DM VAR$100.00MARVEL COMICS
NEW X-MEN OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG$125.00MARVEL COMICS
KING SIZE KIRBY SLIPCASE HC$200.00MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING FANTASY OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG$75.00MARVEL COMICS
SUPERMAN BATMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 01$125.00DC COMICS
BATMAN #93 CARD STOCK FRANCESCO MATTINA VAR ED$4.99DC COMICS
JOKER 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1$9.99DC COMICS
HELLBLAZER BY GARTH ENNIS OMNIBUS HC (MR)$150.00DC COMICS
ELEKTRA BY FRANK MILLER OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG$100.00MARVEL COMICS
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY BY ABNETT AND LANNING OMNIBUS HC$100.00MARVEL COMICS
DOOMSDAY CLOCK HC PART 01$24.99DC COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP GREAT POWER NEW PTG DM$34.99MARVEL COMICS
HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X HC$60.00MARVEL COMICS
MARVEL UNIVERSE BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC VOL 01$125.00MARVEL COMICS
SQUADRON SUPREME CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC$125.00MARVEL COMICS

While DC Comics Top Ten Comics ordered for retailers from UCS Comic Distributors reveals it's all about Batman.

  1. BATMAN #94 CVR A TONY DANIEL
  2. BATMAN #95 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ (JOKER WAR)
  3. DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #2 (OF 6) CVR A GREG CAPULLO EMBOSSED FOIL
  4. DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #3 (OF 6) CVR A GREG CAPULLO EMBOSSED FOIL
  5. BATMAN #94 CVR B FRANCESCO MATTINA CARD STOCK VAR
  6. BATMAN #95 CVR B FRANCESCO MATTINA CARD STOCK VAR (JOKER WAR)
  7. DETECTIVE COMICS #1023 CVR A BRAD WALKER (JOKER WAR)
  8. DETECTIVE COMICS #1024 CVR A BRAD WALKER (JOKER WAR)
  9. NIGHTWING #72 CVR A TRAVIS MOORE
  10. BATMAN #92 CVR B STANLEY ARTGERM LAU CARD STOCK VAR

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