The Wicked + The Divine Tops Advance Reorders Again, This Time Thanks To Kevin Wada

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!

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So this is how it goes. The Wicked + The Divine's solicitations come out. Retailers look at them, hum and haw, and place their orders. And then, just before the Final Order Cut-Off date, Image Comics let them now that another artist is doing another cover and bazam, they get a flood more orders. It worked with Stephanie Harris and now it has worked with Kevin Wada.

I do also think that George Perez' Sirens might have received more attention. Bt we'll know on publication…

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)
DescriptionSRPVendor
WICKED & DIVINE #4 CVR B WADA (MR)$3.50IMA
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (OF 5)$3.99MAR
ROCKET RACCOON #2 2ND PTG YOUNG VAR$3.99MAR
MULTIVERSITY THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES #1$4.99DC
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1 4TH PTG (MR)$2.99IMA
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 PARKER LUCK$17.99MAR
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #25$4.99MAR
DEADPOOL BI-ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #9$3.99MAR
AVENGERS #35 TRO$4.99MAR
CHEW WARRIOR POYO SDCC ORANGE FOIL VAR (NET)$10.00IMA
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #5$3.99MAR
ALL NEW X-MEN #32$3.99MAR
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #25 BISLEY VAR$4.99MAR
NAILBITER #3 SDCC VAR (NET)$10.00IMA
FIGMENT #3 (OF 5) 2ND PTG CHRISTOPHER VAR$3.99MAR
UNCANNY X-MEN #26$3.99MAR
GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #1 MAIN CVRS$3.99BOO
RAGNAROK #2$3.99IDW
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #25 GUERA VAR$4.99MAR
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #2$3.99DC
RAGNAROK #2 SUBSCRIPTION VAR$3.99IDW
SUPREME BLUE ROSE #1 SDCC VAR (NET)$10.00IMA
FADE OUT #2 (MR)$3.50IMA
FADE OUT #1 2ND PTG (MR)$3.50IMA

And from comics that have already shipped, the collected Guardians Of The Galaxy by Abnett and Lanning takes the top spot for the second week.

TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)
DescriptionSRPVendor
GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01$34.99MAR
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS$19.99MAR
WATCHMEN HC$39.99DC
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99MAR
SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR)$14.99IMA
THANOS INFINITY REVELATION OGN HC$24.99MAR
SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR)$14.99IMA
COURTNEY CRUMRIN SPEC ED HC VOL 06$24.99ONI*
BRIGHTEST DAY OMNIBUS HC$75.00DC
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC$17.99DC
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE$14.99IMA
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP$19.99DC
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR)$14.99IMA
SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99IMA
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 SIN$3.99MAR
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP$14.99MAR
DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01$34.99MAR
ROCKET RACCOON #2$3.99MAR
ROCKET RACCOON #1 2ND PTG YOUNG VAR ANMN$3.99MAR
CIVIL WAR TP$24.99MAR
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR)$59.99IMA
WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP$29.99MAR
BATMAN COURT OF OWLS BOOK & MASK SET (N52)$24.99DC
SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99IMA
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 02 (MR)$59.99IMA

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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