Marvel NOW And Image Firsts Dominate Advance Reorders

Of late, the advance reorder lists have been filled with second prints, variant covers and high value prestige items, it seems that general, regular everyday comics weren;t getting the reorder activity they used to.

Marvel NOW! seems to have changed that. Admittedly some is due to new incentives being offered before FOC, but nevertheless there seem to be lot of retailers upping their Marvel numbers in the last few weeks before shipping. Cable And X-Force, Avengers Arena, Iron Man and Fantastic Four are all beneficiaries, Amazing Spider-Man #699.1, which had previously suffered the curse of the point one orders, gets a batch of reorders, as does Batman And Robin #15, now with its die cut cover, and Suicide Squad #15 on the back of the instant #14 sellout. Walking Dead #105 shows that retailers are still not ordering enough of the comic initially and that the market is reacting,. But the bigger Image story is the success of the one dollar first issue books, that dominate the chart. No guesses which is the best selling of those…

And in the aftermarket, demand for the AVX Omnibus knocks Superman Earth One and Walking Dead aside, followed by a slightly surprising Underwater Welder.

TOP 25 ADVANCE REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)              

Description SRP Supplier
CABLE AND X-FORCE #1 NOW $3.99 MAR
IMAGE FIRSTS WALKING DEAD CURR PTG #1 (MR) $1.00 IMA
AVENGERS ARENA #1 NOW $2.99 MAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699.1 $2.99 MAR
IMAGE FIRSTS SAGA CURR PTG #1 (MR) $1.00 IMA
BATMAN AND ROBIN #15 (DOTF) $2.99 DC
SUICIDE SQUAD #15 (DOTF) $2.99 DC
CABLE AND X-FORCE #1 YOUNG VAR NOW $3.99 MAR
ELEPHANTMEN TP VOL 05 DEVILISH FUNCTIONS (MR) $24.99 IMA
BATGIRL #15 (DOTF) $2.99 DC
IRON MAN #4 NOW $3.99 MAR
IMAGE FIRSTS THIEF OF THIEVES CURR PTG #1 $1.00 IMA
IMAGE FIRSTS MANHATTAN PROJECTS CURR PTG #1 $1.00 IMA
IMAGE FIRSTS CHEW CURR PTG #1 (MR) $1.00 IMA
IMAGE FIRSTS FATALE CURR PTG #1 (MR) $1.00 IMA
IMAGE FIRSTS REVIVAL CURR PTG #1 $1.00 IMA
AVENGERS ARENA #1 YOUNG VAR NOW $2.99 MAR
CABLE AND X-FORCE #1 BLANK VAR NOW $3.99 MAR
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 TOMORROWS AVENGERS $39.99 MAR
WALKING DEAD #105 (MR) $2.99 IMA
MULTIPLE WARHEADS ALPHABET TO INFINITY #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG (MR) $3.99 IMA
REVIVAL TP VOL 01 YOU RE AMONG FRIENDS $12.99 IMA
FANTASTIC FOUR #2 NOW $2.99 MAR
WOLVERINE #317 FERRY FINAL VAR $3.99 MAR
AVENGERS ARENA #1 BLANK VAR NOW $2.99 MAR


TOP 25 REORDER COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS/TPs (RETAIL)    

Description SRP Supplier
AVENGERS VS X-MEN CHEUNG HC AVX $75.00 MAR
SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 02 $22.99 DC
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
AVENGERS VS X-MEN HC BRADSHAW DM ED VAR AVX $75.00 MAR
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 02 (MR) $59.99 IMA
UNDERWATER WELDER GN $19.95 TOP
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
SUPERMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01 $19.99 DC
SAGA TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $24.99 DC
ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
INVISIBLES OMNIBUS HC (MR) $150.00 DC
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
IRON MAN #1 NOW $3.99 MAR
DEADPOOL #1 NOW $2.99 MAR
BATMAN #13 2ND PTG (DOTF) $3.99 DC
BATMAN EARTH ONE HC $22.99 DC
SUICIDE SQUAD #14 (DOTF) $2.99 DC
SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 (OF 6) $24.99 ONI
SQUEE TP $15.95 SLA
ABSOLUTE SANDMAN HC VOL 03 $99.99 DC
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 01 (MR) $34.99 IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD (MR) $14.99 IMA

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