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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Original, relaunched Spider-Man series lead reorder charts

by John Jackson Miller

The reorder charts are out from Diamond Comic Distributors, and Spider-Man leads both of them. Let's look first at the books that are already out, before moving on to the future.

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for May 28-June 3, 2018 (in invoiced dollars)

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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.

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

Last week's big release, Amazing Spider-Man #800 was the top reordered comic book. (See listings for the issue on eBay.) The top reordered comic book from DC was the weekly Justice League: No Justice #3. It went on sale on May 23.

Marvel had a deep-discount sale on its Marvel Masterworks hardcovers and trade paperbacks that ran from May 17-30; this resulted in eight of the volumes making the Top 25, including the top hardcover for the week, the 2014 printing of Marvel Masterworks: Invincible Iron Man Vol. 1.

The top hardcover appearing not as the result of a sale was Dark Days: The Road to Metal from DC. It shipped on May 16.

And in what has become nearly boilerplate text here, the Infinity War trade paperback was the top reordered softcover.

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


Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Amazing Spider-Man #800$9.99 Marvel
2Marvel Masterworks Invincible Iron Man HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99 Marvel
3Marvel Masterworks Avengers HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99 Marvel
4Marvel Masterworks X-Men HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99 Marvel
5Marvel Masterworks Mighty Thor HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99 Marvel
6Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99 Marvel
7Marvel Masterworks Incredible Hulk HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99 Marvel
8Marvel Masterworks Captain America HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99 Marvel
9Infinity War TPB$29.99 Marvel
10Justice League No Justice #3$3.99 DC
11Dark Days The Road To Metal HC$29.99 DC
12Dark Nights Metal Deluxe Ed HC$29.99 DC
13Infinity TPB$49.99 Marvel
14Black Panther #1$4.99 Marvel
15Marvel Masterworks Daredevil HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$49.99 Marvel
16Jim Henson Power of Dark Crystal HC Vol. 1$24.99 Boom
17Justice League No Justice #4$3.99 DC
18Ricanstruction Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico TPB$19.99 Somos Arte
19Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
20Invincible Iron Man #600$5.99 Marvel
21Star Wars Annual #4$4.99 Marvel
22Batman Prelude To The Wedding Robin Vs Ras Al Ghul #1$3.99 DC
23My Hero Academia Vol. 1$9.99 Viz
24Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
25Justice League No Justice #2$3.99 DC

And now on to the future...

TOP ADVANCE REORDERED ITEMS 
for May 28-June 3, 2018 (in full retail dollars)


 Find this book at TFAWThese 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.

The Fresh Start relaunch Amazing Spider-Man #1 was the top advance reordered comic book. It goes on sale July 11 and is the first July book to appear on the reorder charts. (Check out our new July page. )The 56-page issue has a discount program keyed to retailer's orders of Amazing Spider-Man #796.

The top June-shipping comic was Venom #3, which releases June 27. DC's top advance-reordered book was Man of Steel #5, which also releases that day.

The top and only trade paperback on the list is Batman Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar. It goes on sale July 25.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Amazing Spider-Man #1$5.99 Marvel
2Venom #3$3.99 Marvel
3Man of Steel #5$3.99 DC
4Batgirl #24 Var Ed$3.99 DC
5Amazing Spider-Man #800 3rd Ptg Immonen Var$9.99 Marvel
6Batman Prelude To The Wedding Harley Vs Joker #1$3.99 DC
7Black Panther #2$3.99 Marvel
8Thor #2$3.99 Marvel
9Amazing Spider-Man #1 Davis Var$5.99 Marvel
10Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special #1$7.99 Boom
11Teen Titans Special #1$4.99 DC
12Flash #49 Var Ed$2.99 DC
13Amazing Spider-Man #1 Blank Var$5.99 Marvel
14Ms Marvel #31 Hans Var$4.99 Marvel
15Amazing Spider-Man #1 Cheung Var$5.99 Marvel
16Amazing Spider-Man #1 Party Var$5.99 Marvel
17Sentry #1$3.99 Marvel
18Multiple Man #1$3.99 Marvel
19Black Panther #1 2nd Ptg Acuna Var$4.99 Marvel
20Bloodstrike #23 Cvr B Liefeld$3.99 Image
21Amazing Spider-Man #1 Opena Var$5.99 Marvel
22Batman TPB Vol. 6 Bride or Burglar$16.99 DC
23Kill Or Be Killed #20 Cvr B Virgin$3.99 Image
24Detective Comics #983 Var Ed$2.99 DC
25X-Men Grand Design Second Genesis #1 Character Var$5.99 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. And we now have a page for July 2018. Check them out for a further glance at the future.

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