The Walking Dead And AVX Heat Up The Market

The Walking Dead And AVX Heat Up The Market

Posted by April 9, 2012 Comment

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

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

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


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

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(Last Updated April 9, 2012 5:02 pm )

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