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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Batman: Dark Prince Charming leads advance reorders; Hawkman Found #1 repeats

by John Jackson Miller

The first full week of 2018 saw a repeat at the top of the reorder charts at Diamond Comic Distributors — and a new mix of books atop the advance reorder charts. Let's look first at how the books already in stores fared, and move on to the future:

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for Jan. 2-8, 2018 (in dollars)

Find this book at TFAW 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.

DC's Hawkman Found #1, a "Dark Nights" tie-in that went on sale Dec. 27, repeated as the top reordered comic book of the week.

Repeating yet again, Marvel's Infinity Gauntlet was the top reordered softcover.

And DC's Batman & Robin by Tomasi and Gleason Omnibus was the top reordered hardcover. It shipped back on Nov. 8.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Hawkman Found #1$3.99 DC
2Doomsday Clock #2$4.99 DC
3X-Men Grand Design #1$5.99 Marvel
4Batman & Robin by Tomasi & Gleason Omnibus HC$125.00 DC
5Doomsday Clock #2 Var Ed$4.99 DC
6Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
7Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey LH #1$4.99 Marvel
8Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
9Dark Nights Metal #4$3.99 DC
10Batman TPB Vol. 4 The War of Jokes & Riddles$19.99 DC
11Batman White Knight #4$3.99 DC
12Rick & Morty TPB Vol. 1$19.99 Oni
13Star Wars Darth Vader Dark Lord Sith TPB Vol. 1 Imperial Mach$17.99 Marvel
14Jack Kirbys Fourth World Omnibus HC$150.00 DC
15Doomsday Clock #1 2nd Ptg$4.99 DC
16Black Panther TPB Book 01 Nation Under Our Feet$16.99 Marvel
17Star Wars Darth Vader TPB Vol. 1 Vader$19.99 Marvel
18Batman Flash The Button Deluxe Ed HC$19.99 DC
19Batman TPB Vol. 1 I Am Gotham$16.99 DC
20Batman #37$2.99 DC
21Batman Hush Complete TPB$24.99 DC
22Shiver HC Junji Ito$22.99 Viz
23Uncanny X-Men Omnibus HC Vol. 1 New Ptg$99.99 Marvel
24Watchmen TPB New Ed$19.99 DC
25Walking Dead Compendium TPB Vol. 1$59.99 Image

TOP ADVANCE REORDERED ITEMS  for Jan. 2-8, 2018 (in dollars)

Preorder this book on TFAWLet's turn now to the future. 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.

Topping the list overall was the second printing of the top advance-reordered hardcover, Batman: The Dark Prince Charming Book 1, a $12.99 book slated for Valentine's Day release. The Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman book, first among hardcovers last week, placed second.

The top advance-reordered comic book was Flash Annual #1, a $4.99 edition set to go on sale on January 31. Missing the Top 25 altogether this week after topping the past two weekly lists is Oblivion Song by Kirkman and De Felici Collector's Edition from Image. It's expected to go on sale March 7.

The leading trade paperback was X-Men: Grand Design from Marvel. It's an April 4 title.

Remember, this is ranked by invoiced dollars and not units.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Batman The Dark Prince Charming HC Book 1 2nd Ptg$12.99 DC
2Action Comics #1000 80 Years of Superman HC$29.99 DC
3Flash Annual #1$4.99 DC
4X-Men Grand Design TPB$29.99 Marvel
5Thanos #13 2nd Ptg Shaw Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
6Green Lantern Earth One HC Vol. 1$24.99 DC
7Dark Days The Road To Metal HC$29.99 DC
8Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #5 Lee Jean Grey$4.99 Marvel
9Detective Comics Annual #1$4.99 DC
10JLA Doom Patrol Special #1$4.99 DC
11Batman & Harley Quinn HC$24.99 DC
12Sideways #1 (Res)$2.99 DC
13Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #5 Leg$4.99 Marvel
14Ex Machina The Complete Series Omnibus HC$150.00 DC
15Walking Dead #176 Cvr B Sienkiewicz$3.99 Image
16Marvel Two-In-One #1 2nd Ptg Cheung Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
17Young Monsters In Love #1$9.99 DC
18Dark Nights Metal #6$4.99 DC
19Supergirl #18 Var Ed$3.99 DC
20Wonder Woman by George Perez Omnibus HC Vol. 3$99.99 DC
21Doomsday Clock #4$4.99 DC
22X-Men Red #1 Leg$4.99 Marvel
23Star Wars Last Jedi DJ #1$4.99 Marvel
24Infinity Countdown Prime #1 Leg$4.99 Marvel
25Legion of Super Heroes Silver Age Omnibus HC Vol. 2$75.00 DC

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 December 2017 and January 2018; check them out for a further glance at the future.

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