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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Action Comics #1000 takes 10 of Top 12 advance reorder spots; Infinity Gauntlet, Rick & Morty rule reorders

by John Jackson Miller

Action Comics #1000 is one of April's bigger headlines, and the advance reorders placed by retailers from Diamond Comic Distributors last week definitely reflects that. Let's look first at how the books already in stores fared, and move on to the future:

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for Mar. 12-18, 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.

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

See listings on eBayIn second place last week, Marvel's Infinity Gauntlet Box Hardcover Slipcase Set, which at $500 is the most expensive item seen in these charts this year, was the top reordered hardcover or item of any kind, by dollars. It was a March 7 item.

Oblivion Song #1, so long the most advance-reordered comic book releasing in March, was the top comic book reordered. It also arrived in stores March 7.

Second was Oni's Rick & Morty Presents the Vindicators #1, which sold out of its March 7 release and now has a reprint set for April 11. As such, filled- and unfilled-orders for the issue caused it to make both the reorder and the advance reorder charts.

Continuing with the theme, the first Rick & Morty trade paperback from 2015 was the top reordered softcover.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Infinity Gauntlet Box HC Slipcase Set$500.00 Marvel
2Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #1$3.99 Image
3Rick & Morty Presents The Vindicators #1 Cvr$4.99 Oni
4Absolute Wildcats by Jim Lee HC$125.00 DC
5Rick & Morty TPB Vol. 1$19.99 Oni
6Kamandi by Jack Kirby Omnibus HC$125.00 DC
7Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
8Daredevil by Waid & Samnee Omnibus HC Vol. 2$100.00 Marvel
9Batman by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo Box Set 1$49.99 DC
10Black Panther TPB Book 01 Nation Under Our Feet$16.99 Marvel
11Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
12Unquotable Trump GN$19.95 Drawn & Quarterly
13Infinity Countdown #1 Captain Marvel Holds Infinity V$4.99 Marvel
14Paper Girls TPB Vol. 1$9.99 Image
15Paper Girls TPB Vol. 3$12.99 Image
16Black Panther by Priest TPB Vol. 1 Complete Collection$34.99 Marvel
17Amazing Spider-Man #797$3.99 Marvel
18Avengers #684 Leg Banner Hulk Returns$4.99 Marvel
19Batman & Harley Quinn HC$24.99 DC
20Infinity War TPB$29.99 Marvel
21Walking Dead TPB Vol. 29 Lines We Cross$16.99 Image
22Saga TPB Vol. 7$14.99 Image
23Legend of Korra TPB Vol. 1 Turf Wars Pt 1$10.99 Dark Horse
24Snotgirl TPB Vol. 1 Green Hair Dont Care$9.99 Image
25Black Hammer TPB Vol. 1 Secret Origins$14.99 Dark Horse

And now on to the future...

 for Mar.  12-18, 2018 (in full retail dollars)

Find Action 1000 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.

Marvel had ruled the advance reorder charts for several weeks, but a comic book a thousand issues in the making happened along. Action Comics #1000, due out on April 18, was the top advance-reordered April issue — and all 10 of its covers made the Top 12. Domino #1 was the top Marvel title, in second. It goes on sale April 11.

Perhaps as a consequence of the Action issues, no graphic novels, hardcover or softcover, made the list at all.
This chart is ranked by full retail dollars and not units, or wholesale dollars.

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Action Comics #1000$7.99 DC
2Domino #1$3.99 Marvel
3Action Comics #1000 1960s Var Ed$7.99 DC
4Action Comics #1000 Blank Var Ed$7.99 DC
5Action Comics #1000 2000s Var Ed$7.99 DC
6Action Comics #1000 1930s Var Ed$7.99 DC
7Captain America #700$5.99 Marvel
8Action Comics #1000 1990s Var Ed$7.99 DC
9Action Comics #1000 1970s Var Ed$7.99 DC
10Action Comics #1000 1940s Var Ed$7.99 DC
11Action Comics #1000 1980s Var Ed$7.99 DC
12Action Comics #1000 1950s Var Ed$7.99 DC
13Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #2$3.99 Image
14Thanos #18$3.99 Marvel
15Spawn #284 Cvr C Mattina Virgin$2.99 Image
16Rick & Morty Presents The Vindicators #1 (2nd Ptg)$4.99 Oni
17Gideon Falls #2 Cvr A Sorrentino$3.99 Image
18Avengers #688 Leg$3.99 Marvel
19Amazing Spider-Man #799 Leg$3.99 Marvel
20Spawn #284 Cvr B Mattina B&W$2.99 Image
21Spawn #284 Cvr A Mattina$2.99 Image
22Venom #1 Scorpion Comics Var (Net)$4.99 Marvel
23True Believers Infinity Gauntlet #1$1.00 Marvel
24Thanos #18 Perkins Venom 30th Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
25Gideon Falls #2 Cvr B Chiang$3.99 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 March 2018April 2018, and May 2018. Check them out for a further glance at the future.

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