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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"Get me Spider-Man!": Sixteen Spidey #800 variants among week's Top 25 advance reorders

by John Jackson Miller

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Avengers: Infinity War had another nine-figure week to start off the month of May; it was a period that also included a very busy Free Comic Book Day and some improved news about the state of the market.  In response, retailers continued to restock the Infinity Gauntlet trade paperback — and on the advance reorder side, it's all Amazing Spider-Man in the latest Diamond Comic Distributors reorder charts. First we'll look first at how the books already in stores fared, and move on to the future:

TOP REORDERED ITEMS for Apr. 30-May 6, 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.

The top reordered trade paperback and top item overall was, of course, the Infinity Gauntlet trade paperback. Marvel's Avengers Infinity War Prelude was the second-most reordered trade paperback.

 Find this issue on TFAWAction Comics #1000 was the top reordered comic; after a week in which all its variants made the Top 25, the only variant of the April 18-released comic book to do so was the Blank Edition. It went out of stock last week so that should be the end of the variants charting. (See listings for them on eBay.)

Hunt for Wolverine #1, the fourth-place comic book in April, was the top reordered Marvel comic book. It went on sale April 25 and is now marked as out of stock in Diamond's system.

The top reordered hardcover was a repeat entry, the Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus hardcover. In second was last week's leader, the $150 Absolute Preacher Vol. 3. It went on sale April 25.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Infinity Gauntlet TPB$24.99 Marvel
2Jack Kirbys Fourth World Omnibus HC$150.00 DC
3Action Comics #1000$7.99 DC
4Absolute Preacher HC Vol. 3$150.00 DC
5Carnage Omnibus HC$125.00 Marvel
6Action Comics #1000 Blank Var Ed$7.99 DC
7Marvels Avengers Infinity War Prelude TPB$15.99 Marvel
8Hellboy Omnibus TPB Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction$24.99 Dark Horse
9Infinity TPB$49.99 Marvel
10Infinity War TPB$29.99 Marvel
11Hunt For Wolverine #1$5.99 Marvel
12Saga TPB Vol. 8$14.99 Image
13Animosity The Rise (LCSD 2017) HC$19.99 Aftershock
14Rick & Morty #37 Cvr B Vasquez Var$3.99 Oni
15Rick & Morty TPB Vol. 1$19.99 Oni
16Thanos Annual #1$4.99 Marvel
17Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (2nd Ptg)$4.99 Boom
18Wolverine Old Man Logan TPB$29.99 Marvel
19Saga TPB Vol. 1$9.99 Image
20Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1$7.99 Boom
21Saga TPB Vol. 2$14.99 Image
22Paper Girls TPB Vol. 4$14.99 Image
23Sherlock Frankenstein Legion of Evil From Black Hammer TPB $17.99 Dark Horse
24Deadly Class Dlx HC Vol. 1$49.99 Image
25Captain America Epic Collection TPB Bloodstone Hunt$39.99 Marvel

And now on to the future...

for Apr. 30-May 6, 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.

For the second week in a row, Marvel had 22 of the top 25 advance-reordered items in the week — and just as DC had a week where Action #1000 variants monopolized the chart, all the top 10 advance reordered comics were many Amazing Spider-Man #800 variants, with the John Romita Sr. edition leading the list, with the Frank Cho and Mark Bagley variants in second and third. There were sixteen variants in the Top 25, the most of anything we've seen all year. The comic book releases on May 30.

DC's first entry is Brian Michael Bendis's Man of Steel #1, at eleventh place, which goes on sale the same day.

The top June-shipping entry is X-Men Gold #30's JSC Classified variant, which releases June 20. The first Marvel Fresh Start launch is a bit below that, Tony Stark Iron Man #1.

The only graphic novel on the list is the Shaw variant of the collected edition of Thanos Wins by Donny Cates, which ships June 27.

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

Item and Diamond Catalog LinkPricePublisher
1Amazing Spider-Man #800 Jr Sr Var$9.99 Marvel
2Amazing Spider-Man #800 Cho Var$9.99 Marvel
3Amazing Spider-Man #800 Bagley Var$9.99 Marvel
4Amazing Spider-Man #800 Moebius Var$9.99 Marvel
5Amazing Spider-Man #800 Land Var$9.99 Marvel
6Amazing Spider-Man #800 Bradshaw Var$9.99 Marvel
7Amazing Spider-Man #800 Cassaday Var$9.99 Marvel
8Amazing Spider-Man #800 Dodson Var$9.99 Marvel
9Amazing Spider-Man #800 Frenz Var$9.99 Marvel
10Amazing Spider-Man #800 Rivera Var$9.99 Marvel
11Man of Steel #1$3.99 DC
12Amazing Spider-Man #800 Dellotto Var$9.99 Marvel
13X-Men Gold #30 JSC Classified Var$4.99 Marvel
14Amazing Spider-Man #800 Blank Var$9.99 Marvel
15Batman Prelude To The Wedding Robin Vs Ras Al Ghul #1$3.99 DC
16Amazing Spider-Man #799 2nd Ptg Immonen Var$3.99 Marvel
17Tony Stark Iron Man #1$4.99 Marvel
18Thanos Wins by Donny Cates TPB Shaw Dm Var$19.99 Marvel
19Amazing Spider-Man #800 Moebius Virgin Var$9.99 Marvel
20X-Men Gold #30 Jsc Kitty & Colossus Var$4.99 Marvel
21Amazing Spider-Man #800 Ramos Connecting Var$9.99 Marvel
22Amazing Spider-Man #800 Dellotto Virgin Var$9.99 Marvel
23X-Men Gold #30$4.99 Marvel
24Justice League No Justice #4$3.99 DC
25Star Wars Lando Double Or Nothing #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  May 2018 and June 2018. Check them out for a further glance at the future.

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