Chart of the day: Top Diamond reorders for the week

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Every once in a while Diamond releases a chart…and every once in a while, The Beat runs it. This is the list of the top-selling reorder and advance reorder products for the week of 3/14/2011-3/20/2011. By itself, it’s nothing but a bunch of factoids, but it does give some idea of “sell-through” and what retailers anticipate will sell — the fact that Daniel Clowes’ 11′year-old DAVID BORING tops it is probably because a new book is coming out (MR. WONDERFUL) or perhaps because it had been out of print and became available. Torsten? Would you care to chime in?

Otherwise…people still like WALKING DEAD and BATMAN!

Item Code

Description

SRP

Supplier

OCT108180

DAVID BORING GN PANTHEON ED (MR)

$21.95

RAN

MAR100240

BLACKEST NIGHT HC

$29.99

DC

JAN110667

VENOM #1

$3.99

MAR

JAN110692

FEAR ITSELF BOOK OF THE SKULL #1

$3.99

MAR

DEC100470

MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 01 FOR A BETTER FUTURE

$9.99

IMA

OCT100262

BATMAN THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE DELUXE ED HC

$29.99

DC

JUL068351

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE

$9.99

IMA

MAR092419

WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR)

$59.99

IMA

MAY090178

BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP

$24.99

DC

SEP100413

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 13 TOO FAR GONE (MR)

$14.99

IMA

NOV100268

DAYTRIPPER TP (MR)

$19.99

DC

SEP088204

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG)

$14.99

IMA

DEC058055

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP

$14.99

DC

NOV100225

BATMAN TIME AND THE BATMAN HC

$19.99

DC

NOV100164

BATMAN INCORPORATED #3

$2.99

DC

JAN110688

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #155 DOSM

$3.99

MAR

DEC100645

THANOS IMPERATIVE HC

$24.99

MAR

DEC100245

BATMAN BEYOND HUSH BEYOND TP

$14.99

DC

JAN111114

GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #2 (MR)

$3.99

DYN

MAR100236

ABSOLUTE ALL STAR SUPERMAN HC

$99.99

DC

SEP088205

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE (NEW PTG)

$14.99

IMA

NOV082245

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS

$14.99

IMA

JAN110793

X-MEN LEGACY #246 AGEX

$2.99

MAR

SEP088206

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG)

$14.99

IMA

NOV082242

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR)

$14.99

IMA   

Comments

  1. The David Boring number is interesting.

    The book was relisted in February’s Previews, and seeing I didn’t have it in stock (no idea why, it just fell through the cracks somewhere), I ordered it.

    It showed up this week processed under an older code (but at full discount) instead of the FEB code.

    So, it’s possible that some retailers were taking advantage of the relist to stock up without paying the reorder penalty, or that some shops pulled it in for the first time (maybe even thinking it’s new). Since it’s not technically new, it showed up on the top reorder list instead of the top new GN list.

    Or something.

  2. Yeah David Boring is on there because that is a new edition after being OOP for a while. Guess that technically qualifies it as a reorder of an existing book.

  3. Yeah, it’s “pent up demand” that’s reflecting.

    -B

  4. The Beat says:

    Brian, at first I thought this was a comment on the “panty variant” story.

  5. Torsten Adair says:

    Death Ray HC in September (D&Q)
    Mister Wonderful: A Love Story HC in April (Knopf)
    Ice Haven TP in January 2011. (Knopf)

    David Boring:
    Hardcover September 2000
    Trade Paperback September 2002
    Spanish paperback May 2005

    Not a new edition. Relisted in Previews.
    The paperback edition has been in print since 2002.

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