The Walking Dead And AVX Heat Up The Market

Right now, and I mean right now, in a metropolitan area, someone should set up a Walking Dead shop. Selling Walking Dead comics, trade paperbacks, DVDs and ephemera. Maybe also sell the likes of Crossed, 28 Days Later, True Blood and the like, but the main focus, and title of the store should be The Walking Dead.

You will make money.

It’s not so much a domination of the reorder list with Walking Dead trades and hardcovers, with 21 out of the 25 spots, as it is a massacre.

In the advance reorder list for the last week of March, it’s a different story, with retailers rushing to up their orders of Batman Earth One ahead of its release. This chart gives the most accurate account of books that retailers suddenly don’t believe they have enough coming through, and as a result is also a likely indicator of which books will go to second printing soonest.  AVX Versus #1  and #2 getting a bigger push as a result of the main AVX series doing so well, with crossover books such as New Avengers, Secret Avengers and Uncanny X-Men joining it. Diamond missing off the listing of Hit Girl has seen retailers rush to add that back onto their order list as well.

The Batman Night Of The Owls crossover seems to be picking up heat in store, and Daredevil advance reorders get a bump to match them up against the other Omega Effect crossover titles.

And the sales of Supercrooks #1 seem to have persuaded retailers to bump up their orders of issue 2 as well.

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

Description SRP Supplier
BATMAN EARTH ONE HC$22.99DC
AVX VS #1 (OF 6)$3.99MAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 (OF 12) 2ND PTG CHO VAR$3.99MAR
SAGA #1 VAR CVR 3RD PTG (MR)$2.99IMA
NEW AVENGERS #25 AVX$3.99MAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) AVX$3.99MAR
UNCANNY X-MEN #11 AVX$3.99MAR
HIT-GIRL #1 (MR) (PP #1017)$2.99MAR
SECRET AVENGERS #26 AVX$3.99MAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12) AVX$3.99MAR
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #1 VAR CVR 3RD PTG$3.50IMA
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #2 2ND PTG$3.99DC
BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 01 BORN TO KILL$24.99DC
AVX VS #2 (OF 6)$3.99MAR
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #8$2.99DC
DAREDEVIL #11 OMEGA$2.99MAR
SECRET AVENGERS #23 2ND PTG ADAMS VAR (PP #1016)$3.99MAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) AVENGERS TEAM VAR AVX (PP #1014)$3.99MAR
BATMAN #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)$3.99DC
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) X-MEN TEAM VAR AVX (PP #1014)$3.99MAR
JUSTICE LEAGUE #9$3.99DC
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #4 2ND PTG$2.99DC
SECRET AVENGERS #22 2ND PTG ADAMS VAR (PP #1016)$3.99MAR
BATMAN ANNUAL #1 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)$4.99DC
SUPERCROOKS #2 (OF 4) (MR)$2.99MAR

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

DescriptionSRPSupplier
WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR)$59.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE$9.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE (NEW PTG)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 01 (MR)$34.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (NEW PTG)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 15 WE FIND OURSELVES (MR)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 02 (MR)$34.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 13 TOO FAR GONE (MR)$14.99IMA
WALKING DEAD OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 (MR)$100.00IMA
AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE HC$34.99MAR
JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC$21.95SLA
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 03 (MR)$34.99IMA
JUSTICE LEAGUE #7$3.99DC
WALKING DEAD HC VOL 07 (MR)$34.99IMA
BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP$24.99DC


About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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