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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Kamandi, Infinity Gauntlet, Terrifics lead reorders; Amazing Spider-Man, Shuri lead advance reorders

by John Jackson Miller

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With the February sales estimates posted earlier this week, we now have another look at March with the top books that comics shops reordered from 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 Mar.  5-11, 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.

DC's Kamandi by Jack Kirby Omnibus was the top reordered hardcover and top reordered item by dollars. It went on sale March 7. In second was Marvel's Infinity Gauntlet Box Hardcover Slipcase Set, which at $500 is the most expensive item seen in these charts this year; it was also a March 7 item.

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The Infinity Gauntlet trade paperback was the top reordered softcover, which dislodged Black Panther Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet from its position atop the charts.

The top reordered comic book was Terrifics #1 by DC, which shipped on February 28; it's still available through Diamond, though its inventory is currently marked as low. Oblivion Song #1 from Image was the top March-shipping comic book reordered.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Kamandi by Jack Kirby Omnibus HC$125.00 DC
2Infinity Gauntlet Box HC Slipcase Set$500.00 Marvel
3Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
4Black Panther TPB Book 01 Nation Under Our Feet$16.99 Marvel
5Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
6Terrifics #1$2.99 DC
7To Love Ru Gn Vol. 5-6$19.99 Seven Seas
8Absolute Wildcats by Jim Lee HC$125.00 DC
9Black Panther by Priest TPB Vol. 1 Complete Collection$34.99 Marvel
10Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #300$5.99 Marvel
11Ms Marvel TPB Vol. 1 No Normal$15.99 Marvel
12Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici #1$3.99 Image
13Mera Queen of Atlantis #1 Var Ed$3.99 DC
14Twilight Zone TPB Vol. 2 Way In$15.99 Dynamite
15Twilight Zone TPB Vol. 1 Way Out$15.99 Dynamite
16Saga TPB Vol. 1$9.99 Image
17Green Lantern Earth One HC Vol. 1$24.99 DC
18Steven Universe TPB Vol. 1$14.99 Boom
19Justice League of America Bronze Age Omnibus HC Vol. 2$125.00 DC
20Watchmen TPB New Ed$19.99 DC
21Marvels Black Panther Art of Movie Slipcase HC$50.00 Marvel
22Black Panther TPB Book 2 Nation Under Our Feet$15.99 Marvel
23Wolverine Old Man Logan TPB$29.99 Marvel
24Star Wars Darth Vader #12$3.99 Marvel
25Infinity Countdown #1$4.99 Marvel

And now on to the future...

 for Mar.  5-11, 2018 (in full retail dollars)

 Find this book on 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's command of the advance reorder charts increased this week, going from 15 of the 25 top spots to 17. The top advance-reordered comic book and top advance-reordered item overall was the regular edition of Amazing Spider-Man #798, which goes on sale April 4.

No hardcovers in the chart, but we did have the new printing of Black Panther: Shuri - Deadliest of the Species as the top advance-reordered graphic novel. Also an April 4 release.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Amazing Spider-Man #798$3.99 Marvel
2Batman #44 Var Ed$2.99 DC
3Walking Dead #178 Cvr B Sienkiewicz$3.99 Image
4Amazing Spider-Man #797 2nd Ptg Ross Var$3.99 Marvel
5Amazing Spider-Man #798 Garron Young Guns Var$3.99 Marvel
6Venomized #1$4.99 Marvel
7Amazing Spider-Man #798 Dodson Venom 30th Var$3.99 Marvel
8Amazing Spider-Man #798 Ramos Connecting Var$3.99 Marvel
9Deathstroke #30 Var Ed$3.99 DC
10Batman #44$2.99 DC
11Amazing Spider-Man #799$3.99 Marvel
12Thanos #16 2nd Ptg Shaw Var$3.99 Marvel
13Thanos #15 3rd Ptg Shaw Var$3.99 Marvel
14Isola #1 Cvr B$3.99 Image
15Avengers #687$3.99 Marvel
16Xerxes Fall of House of Darius #1$4.99 Dark Horse
17Black Panther Shuri Deadliest of Species TPB New Ptg$14.99 Marvel
18Gideon Falls #1 2nd Ptg$3.99 Image
19Avengers #687 Campbell Venom 30th Var$3.99 Marvel
20Venomized #1 Crain Promo Var$4.99 Marvel
21Venomized #1 Bagley Connecting Var$4.99 Marvel
22Amazing Spider-Man #798 Alex Ross Virgin Var$3.99 Marvel
23Paper Girls TPB Vol. 4$14.99 Image
24Venomized #1 Young Var$4.99 Marvel
25Venomized #1 Blank Var$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 March 2018 and April 2018. A page has also been started with the first data from May 2018. Check them out for a further glance at the future.

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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