Rat Queens, Grass Kings, American Gods, Secret Empires And ResurrXions Top Advance Reorders

American Gods #2 cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
American Gods #2 cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

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.Some titles like the

Some titles like the Batman and Flash "Button" issues can only be ordered through Advance Reorders as they take longer to produce. But it seems the preview of Secret Empire #0 (minor spoilers here) distributed to retailers has helped boost orders for that issue, with X-Men ResurrXion titles close behind. Marvel look like they will be advancing as a result.

There's also a massive jump for American Gods based on the fast sale of the first issue of the adaptation, and Rat Queens and Grass Kings have received similar second issue bumps.

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs

PublicationPricePublisher
BATMAN #21 (THE BUTTON)$2.99DC
BATMAN #21 INTERNATIONAL EDITION (THE BUTTON)$2.99DC
BATMAN #21 VAR ED (THE BUTTON)$2.99DC
SECRET EMPIRE #0 (OF 9)$4.99MAR
X-MEN BLUE #1$4.99MAR
NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #2 FOC VAR (MR) (C: 1-0-0)$3.99DAR
WEAPON X #1$3.99MAR
X-MEN GOLD #1$4.99MAR
RAT QUEENS #2 CVR B (MR)$3.99IMA
GRASS KINGS #2 FOC INCV JENKINS VAR$3.99BOO
DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #1 (OF 5)$3.99MAR
OLD MAN LOGAN #21$3.99MAR
WEAPON X #1 RUPPS TURNER ASPEN VAR (NET)$2.50MAR
SPAWN #272 CVR C APRIL FOOLS VAR$2.99IMA
IMAGE COMICS 25TH ANNIVERSARY BLIND BOX (NET)$125.00IMA
STAR WARS SCREAMING CITADEL #1$4.99MAR
GRASS KINGS #2$3.99BOO
GODSHAPER #1 FOC INCV AJA VAR$3.99BOO
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #4 (OF 5)$3.99MAR
X-MEN BLUE #1 KIRBY 100TH VAR$4.99MAR
AMERICA #1 2ND PTG VEREGGE HIP HOP VAR$3.99MAR
SECRET EMPIRE #0 (OF 9) TORQUE VAR$4.99MAR
AMERICA #1 2ND PTG MCKELVIE VAR$3.99MAR
STAR WARS #31$3.99MAR
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #7$3.99MAR

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs

PublicationPricePublisher
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP$29.99MAR
HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC$24.99MAR
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 01 BERZERKER$16.99MAR
X-23 COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01$34.99MAR
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC$17.99DC
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25$9.99MAR
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 27 WHISPERER WAR$14.99IMA
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN HC NEW PTG$34.99MAR
BATMAN TP VOL 01 I AM GOTHAM (REBIRTH)$16.99DC
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR)$59.99IMA
SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR)$14.99IMA
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99MAR
SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99IMA
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 03 (MR)$59.99IMA
FLASH TP VOL 01 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (REBIRTH)$17.99DC
SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE$9.99IMA
PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 02$12.99IMA
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 00 WARZONES$17.99MAR
SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR)$14.99IMA
ACTION COMICS #975$3.99DC
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01$19.99ONI
BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 01 RISE OT BATMEN (REBIRTH)$16.99DC
STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 01 VADER$19.99MAR
WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 THE LIES (REBIRTH)$16.99DC
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP VOL 03 LAST RONIN$15.99MAR

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