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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Infinity War, Batman's wedding, Sonic box set see reorder action in last week of May

by John Jackson Miller
The last full week of May reorders resulted in yet another Infinity War-led reorder chart from Diamond Comic Distributors — and Sonic the Hedgehog made an appearance in the advance reorders, with a boxed set due out in June. 
First we'll look first at how the books already in stores fared, and move on to the future:

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for May 21-27, 2018 (in invoiced dollars)

These are items that have already shipped, but have been receiving additional orders from retailers. In most cases below, the items are in stock and so the orders are being filled; occasionally items are back-ordered, so their reorders will enter into the channel once they become available.

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These are ranked by invoiced dollars, so retailers' discounts have already applied to the totals before ranking.

In yet another repeat, Marvel Infinity War-related items took the top three slots, with the Infinity Gauntlet trade paperback, the Infinity War trade paperback, and the Infinity trade paperback topping the charts.

The top reordered comic book was the weekly Justice League: No Justice #2 from DC. It went on sale on May 16. The top Marvel reordered comic was Avengers #2, which also went on sale May 16. It's on a second printing now.

The top hardcover was Ultimate Comics Avengers: Blade Vs. Avengers. It came out on April 13, 2011, making its appearance here possibly the result of a sale.

And, after many weeks, Action Comics #1000 finally left the list. (See listings for them on eBay.)

The links in the table go to the Diamond information pages for each book.


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
2Infinity War TPB$29.99 Marvel
3Infinity TPB$49.99 Marvel
4Ricanstruction Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico TPB$19.99 Somos Arte
5Justice League No Justice #2$3.99 DC
6Avengers #2$3.99 Marvel
7Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
8Marvel 1872 TPB$15.99 Marvel
9Ultimate Comics Avengers Prem HC Blade Vs Avengers$24.99 Marvel
10Dark Days The Road To Metal HC$29.99 DC
11Deadpool by Daniel Way Complete Coll TPB Vol. 1$34.99 Marvel
12Justice League No Justice #3$3.99 DC
13Silver Surfer Rebirth of Thanos TPB$24.99 Marvel
14Avengers Vs Thanos TPB$34.99 Marvel
15Civil War TPB$24.99 Marvel
16Hellboy Library HC Vol. 4 Crooked Man$49.99 Dark Horse
17X-Men Wedding Special #1$4.99 Marvel
18Justice League No Justice #1$3.99 DC
19Star Wars Darth Vader Dark Lord Sith TPB Vol. 1 Imperial Mach$17.99 Marvel
20Batman #47$2.99 DC
21Barrier #3$3.99 Image
22Superman Special #1$4.99 DC
23From Hell TPB$35.00 IDW/Top Shelf
24Venom #1$4.99 Marvel
25Hellboy Library HC Vol. 6 Storm Fury Bride Hell$49.99 Dark Horse

And now on to the future...

TOP ADVANCE REORDERED ITEMS 
for May 21-27, 2018 (in full retail dollars)


Find this comic on TFAW These are items that have not yet shipped, but for which the Final Order Deadlines have passed.

These reorders, if books are available to fill them, may or may not land in the same shipping month as the books' release weeks, so a book's presence on this chart can mean that an item might make a repeat appearance in Diamond's monthly top-seller charts.

Batman's wedding continued to draw attention as the Artgerm variant edition of Batman #49 was the top advance-reordered comic. It goes on sale June 20.

No softcovers or hardcovers, but IDW did offer a Sonic the Hedgehog Box Set that made the charts. It includes issues #1-4 of the series, and is also due on June 20.

This chart is ranked by full retail dollars and not units, or wholesale dollars.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Batman #49 Var Ed$2.99 DC
2Man of Steel #4$3.99 DC
3Avengers #3$3.99 Marvel
4Amazing Spider-Man #801$3.99 Marvel
5Venom #1 2nd Ptg Stegman Var$4.99 Marvel
6Batman Prelude To The Wedding Red Hood Vs Anarky #1$3.99 DC
7Justice League #2$3.99 DC
8Justice League #2 Var Ed$3.99 DC
9Avengers #2 2nd Ptg Mcguinness Var$3.99 Marvel
10Analog #1 C2E2 Exc Var$10.00 Image
11X-Men Wedding Special #1 2nd Ptg JS Campbell Var$4.99 Marvel
12Sonic The Hedgehog #1 - 4 Box Set$24.99 IDW
13Domino #2 2nd Ptg Land Var$3.99 Marvel
14Batman #49$2.99 DC
15Aquaman #37 Var Ed$3.99 DC
16Amazing Spider-Man #801 Dauterman Young Guns Var$3.99 Marvel
17Doctor Strange #2$3.99 Marvel
18X-Men Gold #27 2nd Ptg Marquez Var$3.99 Marvel
19Hunt For Wolverine Claws of Killer #1 2nd Ptg Guice V$3.99 Marvel
20Ant-Man and The Wasp #2$3.99 Marvel
21X-Men Gold #26 2nd Ptg Marquez Var$3.99 Marvel
22Rick & Morty Presents Krombopulous Michael #1 Cvr A$4.99 Oni
23Infinity Countdown Black Widow #1 Del Mundo Young Guns Var$4.99 Marvel
24Justice League #2 Jim Lee Pencil Var$3.99 DC
25Ms Marvel TPB Vol. 9 Teenage Wasteland$17.99 Marvel

We've seen enough reorders and advance from the past few weeks from Diamond Comic Distributors to be able to collate some information onto pages for  May 2018 and June 2018. Check them out for a further glance at the future.

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