Thor And Thorstein Veblen Top Retailer Advance Reorders

STK652556There is something, in economics, called a Veblen good after economist Thorstein Veblen. It is one that if you put the price up, more people buy it or want to buy it. Swiss watches are a good example, which is why they will be immune from the Apple Watch phenomenon.

Another appears to be the Original Sin hardcover. We reported that Marvel had increased the price to $75 (though gave both individuals and retailers a way to get it for less). And then advance reorders of the book pushed it up the list… Veblen good? Or Bleeding Cool bump?

But it's the Thor relaunch with a new female lead that takes the top spot, closely followed by Falcap. And Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Fade Out #1 performed rather well, as retailers rush to increase orders for the second issue. And there is similar increased anticipation for Guardians 3000, Winter Soldier, Men Of Wrath and the Gerard Way-honest Spider-Verse.

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)
Product Price Publisher
THOR #1 $3.99 MAR
CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 $4.99 MAR
FADE OUT #2 (MR) $3.50 IMA
ORIGINAL SIN HC $75.00 MAR
GUARDIANS 3000 #1 $3.99 MAR
THOR #1 YOUNG VAR $3.99 MAR
BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #1 $3.99 MAR
MEN OF WRATH BY JASON AARON #1 (OF 5) (MR) $3.50 MAR
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4 (OF 5) $3.99 MAR
FUTURES END FIVE YEARS LATER OMNIBUS HC (N52) $99.99 DC
THOR #1 BLANK VAR $3.99 MAR
WAYWARD #1 2ND PTG (MR) $3.50 IMA
GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 $2.99 DC
ROCKET RACCOON #4 $3.99 MAR
FLASH SPECIAL EDITION #1 $1.00 DC
GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE SPECIAL EDITION #1 $1.00 DC
GUARDIANS 3000 #1 YOUNG VAR $3.99 MAR
MMW UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 09 DM VAR ED 214 $75.00 MAR
LOBO #1 $2.99 DC
WALKING DEAD ALL OUT WAR AP EDITION HC (MR) $34.99 IMA
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #3 2ND PTG (MR) $2.99 IMA
BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #1 YOUNG VAR $3.99 MAR
FACE VALUE #2 $3.99 AUT
LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 06 ALPHA & OMEGA $24.99 IDW
SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 01 HERE WAS A MAN (MR) $9.99 IMA

And for books already published…

COMICS
TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)
Description SRP Vendor
MMW FAMOUS FIRSTS 75TH ANNIV SLIPCASE SET $500.00 MAR
DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
BRYAN LEE O MALLEY SECONDS GN (C: 1-1-0) $25.00 RAN
BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 DC
WOLVERINE #12 $5.99 MAR
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
MULTIVERSITY #1 $4.99 DC
GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP AVX $34.99 MAR
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 01 (MR) $34.99 IMA
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR

 

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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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