Fear Agent, Hit Girl And X-Treme X-Men Dominate Advance Reorders

Fear Agent, Hit Girl And X-Treme X-Men Dominate Advance ReordersWelcome once again to the only industry chart that accurately tracks what's happening on the coal face of the comics industry, week by week, as retailers scrabble to increase their orders on certain items before they hit the stores. Extra prints of comics can often only be ordered in this fashion, so they are over represented but the rest gives you the best idea of how retailers are trying to match sudden increased demand.

The Fear Agent hardcover makes a massive impact at the top of the charts, while Hit Girl #2 proves that the first issue sold better than expected and retailers are playing catch up. X-Treme X-Men suddenly seems to be bigger deal – look for both those comics to go to second printing very quickly.

Whereas on the chart measuring reorders after comics have shipped, traditionally dominated by The Walking Dead. it appears that the coming Dark Knight Rises movie is causing Batman books to sell out around the country, and for shelf stock to need replacing rapidly. Especially those Bane books…

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

Description SRP Supplier
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) 3RD PTG CHEUNG VAR $3.99 MAR
FEAR AGENT HC VOL 01 $49.99 DAR
JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 WE CAN BE HEROES BLANK VAR ED $3.99 DC
SAGA #4 2ND PTG (MR) $2.99 IMA
HIT-GIRL #2 (OF 5) (MR) $2.99 MAR
X-TREME X-MEN #1 $2.99 MAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #690 $3.99 MAR
SWAMP THING TP VOL 01 RAISE THEM BONES TP $14.99 DC
HIT-GIRL #2 (OF 5) JOHNSON VAR (MR) $2.99 MAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 (OF 12) 6TH PTG CHEUNG VAR $3.99 MAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (OF 12) 6TH PTG CHEUNG VAR $3.99 MAR
SKY ART OF FINAL FANTASY HC BOXED SET $139.99 DAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 (OF 12) 6TH PTG CHO VAR $3.99 MAR
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #1 3RD PTG $3.99 IDW
MIND THE GAP #2 2ND PTG $2.99 IMA
ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY FACSIMILE ED TP $14.95 RAN
ART OF PORTAL 2 HC $34.99 DAR
DEVA ZAN HC $49.99 DAR
DANCER #2 2ND PTG $3.50 IMA
CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 14 $49.99 DAR
SHOWCASE PRESENTS TALES OT UNEXPECTED TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
UNCANNY X-FORCE #28 $3.99 MAR
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #13 DWF $3.99 MAR
FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE #2 $3.99 IDW
DEBRIS #1 (OF 4) (MR) $3.50 IMA

 

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)    

Description SRP Supplier
BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP VOL 01 $29.99 DC
BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP NEW ED VOL 02 KNIGHTQUEST $29.99 DC
BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN ARTIST ED HC $95.00 IDW
BATMAN DARK VICTORY TP $19.99 DC
BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC $14.99 DC
BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS $24.99 DC
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD (MR) $14.99 IMA
BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99 DC
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6 (OF 12) AVX $3.99 MAR
JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 01 ORIGIN $24.99 DC
BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 01 PROMISE PART 1 $10.99 DAR
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR) $9.95 TOP
BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #1 (OF 6) (MR) $3.99 DC
CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
KICK-ASS 2 PREM HC (MR) $24.99 MAR
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
BATMAN THE BLACK MIRROR HC $29.99 DC

 

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About Rich Johnston

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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