Creator-Owned Books Top Advance Reorders, Kill Or Be Killed, Walking Dead, Skybourne, Eclipse And Paper Girls

STL017577Greetings 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! As supplied to retailers on Diamond Daily.

DC are suffering in the advance reorder lists, as no retailers seems to feel the need to up their DC orders much at Final Order Cut-Off date. But it's not that much to Marvel's gain. The success of the first issue of Brubaker and Phillips' Kill Or Be Killed has seen numbers racked up for the second issue. The connecting covers for Walking Dead has seen the second one get a bump. A preview released for Skybourne saw a lot of retailers notice the book for the first time and get Frank Cho's new comic onto their ordering list. There's much anticipation for the release of Eclipse as well, and Paper Girls continues to be the comic that surprises retailers how well it does month in and month out.

As for collection, retailers just keep on upping their numbers on Killing Joke

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs

Description SRP Vendor
KILL OR BE KILLED #2 (MR) $3.99 IMA
WALKING DEAD #158 CONNECTING CVR PART 2 (MR) $2.99 IMA
SKYBOURNE #1 $3.99 BOO
STAR WARS POE DAMERON #6 $3.99 MAR
ECLIPSE #1 $3.99 IMA
PAPER GIRLS #9 $2.99 IMA
ANIMOSITY #1 2ND PTG $3.99 AFT
DOCTOR STRANGE #11 $3.99 MAR
ARCHIE 75TH ANNIV DIGEST #1 $6.99 ARC
COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS TP $9.99 MAR
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #9 $3.99 MAR
MOON KNIGHT #6 $3.99 MAR
STAR WARS HAN SOLO #4 (OF 5) $3.99 MAR
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST EPIC COLLECTION TP REVENGE $39.99 MAR
STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #4 (OF 6) $3.99 MAR
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #13 PRSTE CNCR AWARE VAR $3.99 MAR
SUPERGIRL #1 VAR ED $2.99 DC
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #13 CW2 $3.99 MAR
ROM #1 2ND PTG $4.99 IDW
GLITTERBOMB #1 CVR A MORISSETTE-PHAN (MR) $3.99 IMA
UNCANNY X-MEN #12 $3.99 MAR
ELSEWORLDS BATMAN TP VOL 02 $24.99 DC
SUPERGIRL #1 BLANK VAR ED $2.99 DC
WALKING DEAD #158 CVR A ADLARD & STEWART (MR) $2.99 IMA
GLITTERBOMB #1 CVR B CUMMINGS & MORISSETTE-PHAN (MR) $3.99 IMA

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

Description Price Vendor
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR) $14.99 IMA
HARLEY QUINN #1 $2.99 DC
SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52) $14.99 DC
PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
WALKING DEAD #157 CVR B ADAMS (MR) $2.99 IMA
JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 $2.99 DC
AVENGERS BY BUSIEK AND PEREZ OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $125.00 MAR
SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1 $2.99 DC
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 PURE INSANITY $16.99 DC
MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.99 IMA
SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 MAR
SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
BATMAN #4 $2.99 DC
CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
GREEN ARROW #4 $2.99 DC
FLASHPOINT TP $16.99 DC
PREACHER TP BOOK 02 (MR) $19.99 DC
DOOM PATROL TP BOOK 01 (MR) $29.99 DC
CIVIL WAR II #4 (OF 7) $4.99 MAR

 

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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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