Star Wars #1 And Marvel Dominate Advance Reorders More Than Ever Before

$_57 (9)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!

This is a first. Star Wars #1, and its variety of covers, grab nine of the top ten, and twelve of the top twenty-five sots. Their perfect ten was marred only by Marvel's Ant-Man which, itself, grabs four slots. In all, Marvel have the top twenty completely to themselves, with only Batman Mad Love and Tooth & Claw stopping them from having the whole twenty-five. It's the most dominnt a publisher has ever been in the advance reorder stakes as retailers rush to up their orders to qualify for the rare variant covers so desired by Star War collectors, already pre-selling for hundreds of dolars on eBay.

Of course, this may alwao mean that if you wait a week to buy the first issue of the regular cover of the comic, you'll be able to get it for fifty cents as retailers seek to offload the large numbers they have had to order to qualify for the variants.

But while Star Wars dominates the Advance Reorders, it is The Walking Dead which does similar for books that have already been published., with thirteen of the top twenty-five Walking Dead books. Saga doesn't do badly either as Image gain sixteen slots to Marvel's three…

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)
ProductPricePublisher
STAR WARS #1$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 BLANK VAR$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 YOUNG VAR$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 HASBRO PX VARXXXXMAR
STAR WARS #1 MOVIE VAR$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 ACTION FIGURE VAR$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 PICHELLI VAR$4.99MAR
ANT-MAN #1$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 CHRISTOPHER HUMOROUS PARTY VAR$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 MCLEOD VAR$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 CASSADAY TEASER VAR$4.99MAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 IN VAR SV$3.99MAR
ANT-MAN #1 IN VAR$4.99MAR
WOLVERINES #1$3.99MAR
ANT-MAN #1 SHRINKING VAR$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 ROSS VAR$4.99MAR
STAR WARS #1 CAMPBELL CONNECTING VAR A$4.99MAR
ANT-MAN #1 YOUNG VAR$4.99MAR
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1$3.99MAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 SV$3.99MAR
BATMAN ADVENTURES MAD LOVE DELUXE ED HC$24.99DC
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #4 (OF 4) IN VAR$3.99MAR
TOOTH & CLAW #1 2ND PTG (MR)$2.99IMA
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7 SV$3.99MAR
HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #4 (OF 4)$3.99MAR

And for comics that have already been published.

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)
ProductPricePublisher
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR)$59.99IMA
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 02 (MR)$59.99IMA
SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 01$49.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG)$14.99IMA
SCOTT PILGRIM PRECIOUS LITTLE BOX SET$72.00ONI
BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52)$16.99DC
DISNEY FROZEN CINESTORY$14.99JOE
SKYLANDERS THE KAOS TRAP HC$9.99IDW
SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR)$14.99IMA
X-MEN INFERNO PROLOGUE HC$125.00MAR
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 01 (MR)$34.99IMA
CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS HC$99.99MAR
SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99IMA
V FOR VENDETTA NEW EDITION TP (MR)$19.99DC
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 09 (MR)$34.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR)$14.99IMA
ANGRY BIRDS COMICS HC VOL 01 WELCOME TO THE FLOCK$9.99IDW
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 04$34.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 06 (MR)$34.99IMA
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 07 (MR)$34.99IMA
CIVIL WAR TP$24.99MAR

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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