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

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

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

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

 

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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