King In Black, Reckless and Last Ronin Top Advance Reorders

The Marvel event book for December, The King In Black, tops charts unsurprisingly, but it's also a strong performance for the fisrt of a new series of graphic novels from Ed Brubaker, Sean and Jacob Phillips, Reckless, followed by Turtles, X-Men and Spawn… the classics. With new Vault series I Walk With Monsters also getting a little bump. 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.

King In Black, Reckless and Last Ronin Top Advance Reorders
King In Black, Reckless and Last Ronin Top Advance Reorders

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS 

PublicationPricePublisher
KING IN BLACK #1 (OF 5)$5.99MARVEL COMICS
RECKLESS HC (MR)$24.99IMAGE COMICS
KING IN BLACK #1 (OF 5) MOMOKO VAR$5.99MARVEL COMICS
TMNT THE LAST RONIN #2 (OF 5)$8.99IDW PUBLISHING
X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1 HENRICHON LCSD VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS
LCSD 2020 SPAWN #312 CVR E MCFARLANE (NET)$2.99IMAGE COMICS
KING IN BLACK #1 (OF 5) BEDERMAN TATTOO VAR$5.99MARVEL COMICS
LCSD 2020 ICE CREAM MAN #20 (NET) (MR)$4.99IMAGE COMICS
LCSD 2020 INVINCIBLE #1 GOLD FOIL LOGO (NET)$4.99IMAGE COMICS
KING IN BLACK #1 (OF 5) CLARKE SPOILER VAR$5.99MARVEL COMICS
DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #3 CVR A SIMMONDS (MR)$3.99IMAGE COMICS
KNULL MARVEL TALES #1$7.99MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #53.LR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
THOR #10 LASHLEY KNULLIFIED VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
KING IN BLACK #1 (OF 5) BLACK BLANK VAR$5.99MARVEL COMICS
SPAWN #312 CVR B MCFARLANE$2.99IMAGE COMICS
KING IN BLACK HANDBOOK #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS
SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN TP VOL 02 (C: 0-1-2)$14.99BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #21 INHYUK LEE KNULLIFIED VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
THE UNION #1 (OF 5) KIB$3.99MARVEL COMICS
KING IN BLACK #1 (OF 5) SUPERLOG VAR$5.99MARVEL COMICS
THOR #10$3.99MARVEL COMICS
I WALK WITH MONSTERS #1 CVR A CANTIRINO (MR)$3.99VAULT COMICS
LCSD 2020 MONSTRESS TALK-STORIES #1 (OF 2) GOLD FOIL (NET) ($3.99IMAGE COMICS
X OF SWORDS DESTRUCTION #1 MOMOKO VAR$4.99MARVEL COMICS

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPS

PublicationPricePublisher
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN STRACZYNSKI OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 GARNEY DM V$125.00MARVEL COMICS
SILVER SURFER OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 NEW PTG$100.00MARVEL COMICS
INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 KEOWN ANNIV$125.00MARVEL COMICS
SHE-HULK BY DAN SLOTT OMNIBUS HC$100.00MARVEL COMICS
INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 KEOWN HULK$125.00MARVEL COMICS
INFINITY GAUNTLET OMNIBUS HC PEREZ CVR NEW PTG$125.00MARVEL COMICS
BLACK HAMMER LIBRARY ED HC VOL 02 (C: 0-1-2)$49.99DARK HORSE COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN STRACZYNSKI OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 QUESADA VAR$125.00MARVEL COMICS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN STRACZYNSKI OMNIBUS HC VOL 02$125.00MARVEL COMICS
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER SEARCH OMNIBUS TP (C: 1-0-0)$24.99DARK HORSE COMICS
VENOM #29 KUDER FORTNITE VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
X-MEN #13 QUESADA FORTNITE VAR XOS$3.99MARVEL COMICS
TMNT ONGOING (IDW) COLL HC VOL 11 (C: 0-1-2)$59.99IDW PUBLISHING
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 GARRON FORTNITE VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
IRON MAN #2 CHECCHETTO FORTNITE VAR$3.99MARVEL COMICS
BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 PHOTO CVR ED (MR)$29.99DYNAMITE
SANDMAN TP EXPANDED EDITION BOX SET (MR)$250.00DC COMICS
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER OMNIBUS TP THE PROMISE (C: 1-1-2)Cache Purge$24.99DARK HORSE COMICS
ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING BY ALAN MOORE HC NEW ED VOL 01 (MR)$99.99DC COMICS
HULK WORLD WAR HULK OMNIBUS HC$125.00MARVEL COMICS
INFINITY GAUNTLET OMNIBUS HC STARLIN DM VAR NEW PTG$125.00MARVEL COMICS
DRACULA MOTHERF–KER HC$16.99IMAGE COMICS
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC NEW PTG$125.00MARVEL COMICS
HOUSE OF X POWERS OF X TP$44.99MARVEL COMICS
AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER SMOKE AND SHADOW LIBRARY ED HC (C: 1-1$39.99DARK HORSE COMICS

And the top ten from DC Comics courtesy of UCS Comic Distributors?

  1. BATMAN THREE JOKERS #1 (OF 3)
  2. BATMAN #100 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ WRAPAROUND (JOKER WAR)
  3. DC NATION PRESENTS DC FUTURE STATE (FREE COPIES OPT-IN)
  4. DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL ROBIN KING #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A RILEY ROSSMO
  5. BATMAN #96 CVR A GUILLEM MARCH (JOKER WAR)
  6. BATMAN THREE JOKERS #2 (OF 3) CVR A JASON FABOK JOKER
  7. DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL SPEED METAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR A HOWARD PORTER
  8. BATMAN #97 CVR A GUILLEM MARCH (JOKER WAR)
  9. BATMAN THREE JOKERS #3 (OF 3) CVR A JASON FABOK JOKER
  10. BATMAN #95 CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ (JOKER WAR)

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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