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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Black Panther leads advance reorders as Infinity Gauntlet, Action #1000 keep rolling

by John Jackson Miller

With Avengers: Infinity War out last week, retailers continued to restock the Infinity Gauntlet trade paperback — and Action Comics #1000's various editions kept on selling. The latest Diamond Comic Distributors reorder charts for last week included those and more. First we'll look first at how the books already in stores fared, and move on to the future:

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for Apr. 23-29, 2018 (in invoiced 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.

Action Comics #1000 was the top reordered comic and top reordered item overall in dollars. It released on April 18. All nine of the variant versions also made the reorder Top 25, in the following order: Blank Edition1930s1960s, 1940s, 1990s2000s, 1980s, 1970s, and 1950s, which is fairly close to last week's listing. They're all marked as out of stock now in Diamond's system.

We have to go to 15th place among reorders to find the first non-Action comic book: Amazing Spider-Man #799, which went on sale April 18. (See listings for it on eBay.)

The top hardcover was a new entry, the $150 Absolute Preacher Vol. 3. It went on sale April 25.

And, shocking absolutely no one in the week in which Avengers: Infinity War released, the Infinity Gauntlet trade paperback repeated yet again as the top reordered softcover.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Action Comics #1000$7.99 DC
2Action Comics #1000 Blank Var Ed$7.99 DC
3Absolute Preacher HC Vol. 3$150.00 DC
4Action Comics #1000 1930s Var Ed$7.99 DC
5Action Comics #1000 1960s Var Ed$7.99 DC
6Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
7Action Comics #1000 1940s Var Ed$7.99 DC
8Action Comics #1000 1990s Var Ed$7.99 DC
9Action Comics #1000 2000s Var Ed$7.99 DC
10Action Comics #1000 1980s Var Ed$7.99 DC
11Action Comics #1000 1970s Var Ed$7.99 DC
12Action Comics #1000 1950s Var Ed$7.99 DC
13Action Comics 80 Years of Superman HC$29.99 DC
14Jack Kirbys Fourth World Omnibus HC$150.00 DC
15Amazing Spider-Man #799 Leg$3.99 Marvel
16Black Hammer TPB Vol. 2 The Event$19.99 Dark Horse
17My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Vol. 1 (Res)$39.99 Fantagraphics
18Infinity TPB$49.99 Marvel
19Hellboy TPB Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction (New Ptg)$17.99 Dark Horse
20Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
21Infinity War TPB$29.99 Marvel
22Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26 Main Sg$3.99 Boom
23Carnage Omnibus HC$125.00 Marvel
24Batman #45$2.99 DC
25Saga TPB Vol. 1$9.99 Image

And now on to the future...

 for Apr. 23-29, 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 had 22 of the top 25 advance-reordered items in the week, which may be the most this year. Another Marvel Fresh Start book led the charts: Black Panther #1, which is due to ship May 23. It has a significant discount promotion attached, keying off retailers orders of Black Panther #172.

The Doomsday Clock #5 Gary Frank variant edition is the top DC title on the list, and with a June 20 cover-date is the first June release to appear in the advance-reorder charts.

Otherwise, the list has many Amazing Spider-Man #800 variants and Thanos reprintings, with no softcover or hardcover editions appearing at all.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Black Panther #1$4.99 Marvel
2Amazing Spider-Man #800 Bradshaw Var$9.99 Marvel
3Invincible Iron Man #600$5.99 Marvel
4Black Panther #1 Beland Var$4.99 Marvel
5Doomsday Clock #5 Var Ed$4.99 DC
6Amazing Spider-Man #800 Cho Var$9.99 Marvel
7Amazing Spider-Man #800 Rivera Var$9.99 Marvel
8Justice League No Justice #3$3.99 DC
9Black Panther #1 Beland B&W Var$4.99 Marvel
10Amazing Spider-Man #800 Cassaday Var$9.99 Marvel
11Thanos #15 4th Ptg Shar Var$3.99 Marvel
12Amazing Spider-Man #798 3rd Ptg Immonen Var$3.99 Marvel
13Thanos #13 5th Ptg Shaw Var$3.99 Marvel
14Thanos #16 3rd Ptg Shaw Var$3.99 Marvel
15Flash #47 Var Ed$2.99 DC
16Amazing Spider-Man #800 Moebius Var$9.99 Marvel
17Thanos #14 5th Ptg Shaw Var$3.99 Marvel
18Thanos #17 3rd Ptg Shaw Var$3.99 Marvel
19Amazing Spider-Man #800 Land Var$9.99 Marvel
20Amazing Spider-Man #794 5Th Ptg Immonen Var$3.99 Marvel
21Black Panther #1 Artgerm Var$4.99 Marvel
22Invincible Iron Man #600 Blank Var$5.99 Marvel
23X-Men Gold #28$3.99 Marvel
24Amazing Spider-Man #800 Frenz Var$9.99 Marvel
25Hunt For Wolverine Mystery Madripoor #1$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 April 2018 and May 2018 — and now we have a page for June 2018. Check them out for a further glance at the future.

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