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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Marvel leads reorders last week with Phoenix, Vision collection; Star Wars Thrawn top advance reorder

by John Jackson Miller

After several weeks with mostly DC and Image books atop the reorder and advance reorder charts at Diamond Comic Distributors, Marvel had the largest share of both tables last week. Let's look first at how the books already in stores fared, and move on to the future:

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for Jan. 15-21, 2018 (in dollars)
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These are ranked by invoiced dollars, so retailers' discounts have already applied to the totals before ranking.

The top reordered hardcover was Marvel's Vision, a $39.99 edition collecting Tom King's limited series, which shipped January 10.

The top reordered comic book was Marvel's Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #3, an issue that also shipped January 10. As of this writing, it appears to be close to sold out at Diamond. The leader the past three weeks, Hawkman Found #1, was out of stock at Diamond last week and does not appear in the list. 

Image's Saga Vol. 8 trade paperback, the top graphic novel for December, was the top reordered softcover for the second week in a row.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Vision HC$39.99 Marvel
2Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
3Rick & Morty HC Book 01$49.99 Oni
4Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #3 Leg$3.99 Marvel
5Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
6Jack Kirbys Fourth World Omnibus HC$150.00 DC
7Avengers LH #675 Leg$4.99 Marvel
8Saga TPB Vol. 1$9.99 Image
9X-Men Grand Design #2$5.99 Marvel
10Old Man Hawkeye #1 Leg$3.99 Marvel
11Batman White Knight #3 2nd Ptg$3.99 DC
12Doomsday Clock #2$4.99 DC
13Saga TPB Vol. 3$14.99 Image
14Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #4 Leg$3.99 Marvel
15Black Panther TPB Book 01 Nation Under Our Feet$16.99 Marvel
16My Hero Academia Vol. 1$9.99 Viz
17Hellboy Library HC Vol. 6 Storm Fury Bride Hell$49.99 Dark Horse
18Doomsday Clock #1 2nd Ptg$4.99 DC
19X-Men Grand Design #1$5.99 Marvel
20Saga TPB Vol. 7$14.99 Image
21Watchmen TPB New Ed$19.99 DC
22Saga Dlx Ed HC Vol. 1$49.99 Image
23Amazing Spider-Man Venom Inc Omega #1 Leg$4.99 Marvel
24Batman & Robin by Tomasi & Gleason Omnibus HC$125.00 DC
25Star Wars Darth Vader Dark Lord Sith TPB Vol. 1 Imperial Mach$17.99 Marvel

And now on to the future...

 for Jan. 15-21, 2018 (in dollars)

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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.

It was mostly comic books in the advance reorder list last week. Topping the list among comic books and overall was Star Wars: Thrawn #1, launching Marvel's take on Timothy Zahn's character from his novels at Del Rey. The issue is set to go on sale Feb. 14.

The top advance-reordered comic book shipping in March was yet again the Oblivion Song by Kirkman and De Felici Collector's Edition from Image. It's expected to go on sale March 7.

The Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman book repeated in the top hardcover slot; it's been first three out of four weeks. It's an April 11 title.

Once again, there weren't any trade paperbacks in the Top 25 at all.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Star Wars Thrawn #1$4.99 Marvel
2Avengers #680 Leg$3.99 Marvel
3Terrifics #1 (Res)$2.99 DC
4Supergirl #18 Var Ed$3.99 DC
5X-Men Grand Design #1 2nd Ptg Piskor Var$5.99 Marvel
6Avengers #675 2nd Ptg Larraz Var Leg$4.99 Marvel
7Amazing Spider-Man Annual #42 Leg$4.99 Marvel
8X-Men Blue #21 Leg$3.99 Marvel
9X-Men Grand Design #2 2nd Ptg Piskor Var$5.99 Marvel
10Ice Cream Man #1 2nd Ptg$3.99 Image
11Old Man Hawkeye #2 Leg$3.99 Marvel
12Star Wars Darth Vader #11$3.99 Marvel
13Action Comics #1000 80 Years of Superman HC$29.99 DC
14Phoenix Resurrection Return Jean Grey #1 2nd Ptg Var$4.99 Marvel
15Marvel Two-In-One #3 Leg Ww$3.99 Marvel
16Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #1 Collectors Ed$200.00 Image
17Kick-Ass #1 Cvr A Romita Jr$3.99 Image
18Invincible #144 Cvr B Walker & Fairbairn$5.99 Image
19Mister Miracle Directors Cut #1$5.99 DC
20Shade The Changing Girl Wonder Woman Special #1$4.99 DC
21Judas #3 Foc Incv Bastian Var$3.99 Boom
22Action Comics #997 Var Ed$2.99 DC
23Doctor Strange #385 Leg$3.99 Marvel
24Punisher #221 Leg$3.99 Marvel
25Infinity Countdown Prime #1 Leg$4.99 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 January 2018, February 2018 and March 2018. Check them out for a further glance at the future.

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