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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Black Panther continues reorder chart domination; Spidey rules advance reorders

by John Jackson Miller

Black Panther's command of the reorder lists only increased last week, with nine softcover and hardcover books among the top books that comics shops reordered from Diamond Comic Distributors. That's up from seven the week before. Let's look first at how the books already in stores fared, and move on to the future:

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for Feb. 26-Mar. 4, 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.

Black Panther Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, continuing to be propelled by interest due to the movie's release, repeated as the top item and top trade paperback.

's Saga Vol. 8 trade paperback, third last week, moved back to second.

Marvel's Vision was the top reordered hardcover; it had held that honor one week back in January.

The top reordered comic book was Marvel's Infinity Countdown Prime #1, which led advance reorders in late January. The issue released on February 21.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Black Panther TPB Book 01 Nation Under Our Feet$16.99 Marvel
2Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
3Black Panther by Priest TPB Vol. 1 Complete Collection$34.99 Marvel
4Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
5Black Panther Epic Collection TPB Panthers Rage$34.99 Marvel
6Black Panther TPB Book 02 Nation Under Our Feet$15.99 Marvel
7Black Panther by Hudlin TPB Vol. 1 Complete Collection$39.99 Marvel
8Infinity Countdown Prime #1 Leg$4.99 Marvel
9Brave & The Bold Batman & Wonder Woman #1$3.99 DC
10Vision HC$39.99 Marvel
11Black Panther HC Vol. 1 A Nation Under Our Feet$34.99 Marvel
12Kamandi by Jack Kirby Omnibus HC$125.00 DC
13Saga TPB Vol. 1$9.99 Image
14Batman #41$2.99 DC
15Amazing Spider-Man #796 Leg$3.99 Marvel
16Black Panther TPB Book 03 Nation Under Our Feet$16.99 Marvel
17Black Panther Annual #1 Leg$4.99 Marvel
18Doctor Strange Damnation #1 Leg$4.99 Marvel
19Star Wars Darth Vader Dark Lord Sith TPB Vol. 1 Imperial Mach$17.99 Marvel
20Thanos #16 Leg$3.99 Marvel
21Batman TPB Vol. 4 The War of Jokes & Riddles$19.99 DC
22Tomb Raider Library Edition HC Vol. 1$49.99 Dark Horse
23Watchmen TPB New Ed$19.99 DC
24Black Panther World of Wakanda TPB Vol. 1$17.99 Marvel
25Monstress TPB Vol. 1$9.99 Image

And now on to the future...

 for Feb. 26-Mar. 4, 2018 (in full retail dollars)

These are items that have not yet shipped, but for which the Final Order Deadlines have passed. 

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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's command of the advance reorder charts lessened this week, going from 21 of the 25 top spots to 15. The top advance-reordered comic book and top advance-reordered item overall was the Stuart Immonen third printing variant of Amazing Spider-Man #794. It's expected to go on sale March 28.

The top April-shipping comic book was the second printing Alex Ross cover of Amazing Spider-Man #797. That issue is expected to become available April 4.

And we have our first May-shipping title in the advance reorder charts: It's — there's a theme here — Amazing Spider-Man #800, a $9.99 96-page issue due out May 30 wrapping up Dan Slott's ten-year run.

No hardcovers or softcovers on the advance reorder list this week at all, though that 96-pager would qualify if not for its issue number!

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Amazing Spider-Man #794 Immonen 3rd Ptg Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
2Daredevil #600 Leg$5.99 Marvel
3Saga #50 Cvr B Virgin Cvr$2.99 Image
4Doomsday Clock #4 Var Ed$4.99 DC
5Doomsday Clock #1 3rd Ptg$4.99 DC
6Avengers #686 Leg$3.99 Marvel
7Hit-Girl #2 Cvr C Nguyen$3.99 Image
8Avengers #682 Izaakse 2nd Ptg Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
9Damnation Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider #1 Leg$3.99 Marvel
10Black Panther #171 Leg$3.99 Marvel
11Amazing Spider-Man #797 2nd Ptg Ross Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
12Mera Queen of Atlantis #2$3.99 DC
13Terrifics #2$2.99 DC
14Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #302 Leg$3.99 Marvel
15Amazing Spider-Man #800 Leg$9.99 Marvel
16Infinity Countdown Prime #1 Leg 2nd Ptg Deodato Var$4.99 Marvel
17Spawn #284 Cvr A Alexander$2.99 Image
18Shadowman (2018) #1 Cvr A Zonjic (Net)$3.99 Valiant
19Immortal Men #1 (Res)$2.99 DC
20Spawn #284 Cvr C Virgin Wraparound$2.99 Image
21Invincible Iron Man #598 Leg Ww$3.99 Marvel
22Marvel Two-In-One #3 Schiti 2nd Ptg Var Leg Ww$3.99 Marvel
23Daredevil #600 Blank Var Leg$5.99 Marvel
24Thanos #16 2nd Ptg Shaw Var Leg$3.99 Marvel
25Black Panther #171 Bradshaw Mighty Thor Var Leg$3.99 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 February 2018 and March 2018. A page for April 2018 has also been started. Check them out for a further glance at the future.

I'll be appearing at Midsouthcon in Memphis this weekend. Be sure to say hi!

Comichron founder John Jackson Miller has tracked the comics industry for more than 20 years, including a decade editing the industry's retail trade magazine; he is the author of several guides to comics, as well as more than a hundred comic books for various franchises. He is the author of novels including Star Wars: Kenobi, Overdraft: The Orion OffensiveStar Wars: A New Dawn, and the Star Trek: Prey trilogy. Read more about them at his fiction site.

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