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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Action 1000 hardcover, Thanos lead comic shop advance reorders as February begins

by John Jackson Miller

We're starting to get word on some reorders and advance reorders that comics shops placed in February with Diamond Comic Distributors. Let's look first at how the books already in stores fared, and move on to the future:

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2018 (in 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.

Image's Saga Vol. 8 trade paperback, the top graphic novel for December, was both the top reordered softcover for the fourth week in a row and also the top reordered item overall by dollars.

The top reordered comic book for the second week in a row was DC's Doomsday Clock #3, which went on sale January 24. It had previously led the advance reorder charts.

The top reordered hardcover was Dark Horse's Hellboy in Hell Library Edition, which came back into stock after its October 11 release.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
2Doomsday Clock #3$4.99 DC
3Doomsday Clock #3 Var Ed$4.99 DC
4Hellboy In Hell Library Edition HC$49.99 Dark Horse
5Vision HC$39.99 Marvel
6Teen Titans #12 2nd Ptg Metal$3.99 DC
7Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
8Wrinkle In Time TPB New Ptg$15.99 St. Martins
9Runaways Complete Collection TPB Vol. 1$34.99 Marvel
10Dark Nights Metal #5$3.99 DC
11Marvel Two-In-One #2 Leg$3.99 Marvel
12Black Panther TPB Book 01 Nation Under Our Feet$16.99 Marvel
13Silencer #1$2.99 DC
14Star Wars Darth Vader Dark Lord Sith TPB Vol. 1 Imperial Mach$17.99 Marvel
15Doomsday Clock #2$4.99 DC
16Hellboy In Hell TPB Vol. 1 Descent$17.99 Dark Horse
17Batman & Robin by Tomasi & Gleason Omnibus HC$125.00 DC
18Saga TPB Vol. 1$9.99 Image
19Batman TPB Vol. 4 The War of Jokes & Riddles$19.99 DC
20Saga TPB Vol. 7$14.99 Image
21Batman Hush Complete TPB$24.99 DC
22Marvels Black Panther Art of Movie Slipcase HC$50.00 Marvel
23Wolverine Old Man Logan TPB$29.99 Marvel
24Infinity War TPB$29.99 Marvel
25Star Wars Darth Vader TPB Vol. 1 Vader$19.99 Marvel

And now on to the future...

 for Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2018 (in dollars)

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.

After several weeks with hardcovers and trade paperbacks mostly squeezed out of the list, last week saw a few reenter the list. 
The Action Comics #1000: 80 Years of Superman book was the top item in advance-reorder dollars; it's been first among hardcovers five out of six weeks. It's an April 11 title.

 Find this comic at TFAWThe Dark Nights Metal Deluxe Edition was second among hardcovers; it won't be out until June 6.

The top advance reordered comic book was Thanos #16 from Marvel, due out on Feb. 28.  Returning to the list as the top March-slated comic book was the Oblivion Song by Kirkman and De Felici Collector's Edition.

The top trade paperback (after three weeks in which none made the list) was Walking Dead Vol. 29, due out March 7.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Action Comics 80 Years of Superman HC$29.99 DC
2Thanos #16 Leg$3.99 Marvel
3Thanos #15 2nd Ptg Shaw Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
4Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #300 Leg$5.99 Marvel
5Avengers #682 Leg$3.99 Marvel
6Dark Nights Metal Deluxe Ed HC$29.99 DC
7Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #1 Collectors Ed$200.00 Image
8Walking Dead TPB Vol. 29$16.99 Image
9Batman White Knight #3 3rd Ptg$3.99 DC
10Avengers #678 2nd Ptg Larraz Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
11Dark Nights Metal #4 2nd Ptg$3.99 DC
12Avengers #677 2nd Ptg Larraz Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
13Amazing Spider-Man #794 2nd Ptg Immonen Var Leg Ww$3.99 Marvel
14Mera Queen of Atlantis #1 Var Ed$3.99 DC
15All New Wolverine #31 Hulk Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
16Dark Nights Metal Dark Nights Rising HC$29.99 DC
17Mighty Thor #705 Artgerm Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
18Star Wars Darth Vader #12$3.99 Marvel
19Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #300 Young Var Leg$5.99 Marvel
20Dark Nights Metal The Resistance TPB$24.99 DC
21Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #300 Blank Var Leg$5.99 Marvel
22X-Men Blue #22 Leg$3.99 Marvel
23Absolute Batman The Killing Joke HC$49.99 DC
24Abbott #2$3.99 Boom
25Saga #49$2.99 Image

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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