Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list 6/21/13


Sorry for getting this out late.

One way to tell what comic has heat to it is seeing what retailers are ordering. The Diamond Comics Advanced reorder list shows what retailers are increasing their orders on before the books come out. A lot of books on the list tend to be new books retailers are being asked about or second issues that retailers enjoyed success with selling the first issue. So without further ado, this week’s advanced reorders. Continue reading “Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list 6/21/13”

‘The Strain’ #1 CGC sells for $365.01

Not long ago we noticed an increase inthe selling price on ‘The Strain’ #1, a book that originally was selling for $1 and we were able to find a several copies in shops for quick profit. Then the news came out about it going to the silver screen. Prices popped even further.

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Wild Blue Yonder #1 sells out at distributor level before release

IDW announced two sold out books this week, ‘Half Past Danger’ #1 and 2 and ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ #1. 

‘Wild Blue Yonder’ had a print run of 12,327 and was sold out before it hit the stands. This does not mean that your local comic shop does not have copies, it means that they cannot reorder first prints after they sell out. 


I have store variants and Phantom Variants signed by the creative team for sale if anyone is interested. Email me at apopcomics@gmail.com or hit us up on facebook at www.facebook.com/comicsheatingup for pricing and details. 

Wild Blue Yonder #1 on Ebay

Half Past Danger #1 and 2 Sells out at distributor level



Looks like IDW had a couple of recent releases that did pretty well. IDW was proud to announce that their book ‘Half Past Danger’ #1 and 2 are  sold out at the distributor level and would be going back for a second printing.  The second book came out last week. This had previously been one of our picks of the week. The print run on number 1 was fairly small for a new book at only 8,500 copies.

I do have the subscription variant available

if anyone is interested. Discount rates for multiple copies purchased. Email me at apopcomics@gmail.com if interested or hit us up on facebook at www.facebook.com/comicsheatingup

‘Locke and Key’ optioned for movie

Joe Hill’s Locke and Key comic book has been optioned for a movie according to The Hollywood Reporter. The book follows a widow and her three children who move to an old family home controlled by mysterious keys that open doors that have supernatural powers.

The book had previously been optioned for a tv show for Fox but was passed over due to budget restraints and other reasons. The original miniseries already sell at a premium but grab and hold until the news spreads and prices increase further.

‘Think Tank’ Movie in development.

Thanks to Schwaeger for bringing this to my attention yesterday on our Facebook Site.

Rumors are going around the message boards that the fan favorite comic ‘Think Tank’ by Matt Hawkins had been optioned for a movie deal. Now Bleeding Cool is echoing the rumor as well.

Maybe an announcement will come at Image Expo on July 2nd.

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Larry’s Comics Market report 6/19/13


I spoke to Larry this morning via e-mail and he said there was no new market report this week. 


His picks for the week are below:

AGE OF ULTRON #10 (OF 10) 






The big news on Variants is of course Superman Unchained #1 1 in 300 variant and 3-d variant.

Comic Picks of the week 6/19/13

Each Tuesday we pick which books we are speculating on to be the “big” books of the week. This week we have some really interesting picks. Check them out below and let us know what you think:

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Superman Unchained #1 3d DC Roadshow Variant sells for $405

So DC is doing their road show to promote their upcoming books, including the new Sandman book. As a promo, they gave out Superman Unchained #1 3d variant. This isn’t like the old school needing glasses 3d from the past, instead thy are using new 3d lenticular technology. This is the same type cover coming up on their villains month books.

Within hours of the book being given out, one copy sold for over $400. If you can sweet talk your local retailer into letting theirs go, or they have one going for a decent price, this one would be worth picking up and flipping.

Auction here.

Six Gun Gorilla sells out in 24 hours


Boom Studios has announced that Six Gun Gorilla, which was released this past Wednesday, has sold out. It sold out within 24 hours. It sold out at the distributor level which means it can still be found in stores. It is going back for a second printing.

Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder List 6/12/13

I will admit that the past couple of reorder lists have been fairly boring. Not too much for speculators to pick through. The past through weeks have been cock full of Tpbs and hard covers which I usually gloss over or leave out all together. This months is different. The advanced reorder list is what retailers are stocking up on before the issues are released. They may have heard speculation, have had people asking about books, or had the previous issue sell well or sell out.

This weeks list sees some new books (which look to sell out) and major cross over books.

See the list after the bump.
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Larry’s Comics Market Report 6/12/13

Hey guys,
here is my shops weekly report for this week.
It contains A LOT of recycled information because it’s weekly & the market doesn’t change that fast.
Enjoy it. Don’t take it too seriously.

Top ten
Regular issue new comics by sales:
Here is the top ten list of actual sales in my shop. These are just one shop out of 1,900 shops actual sales.

#1 – Age Of Ultron #9. “Alpha Dog” Clearly Marvel has caught the eye of fandom, this “Age of Apocalypse-esque” crossover has never skipped a beat.
Superior Spider-Man #11. Dan Slott is penning a historical run.
#3 – All New X-Men #12. Teenage X-Men = $
#4 – Avengers #13. Rounding out an all Marvel top 4.
#5 -Detective Comics #21. DC sales are on life support.
#6 –
Green Lantern #21. We gave it away FREE 7 it only made #6
#7 -Thanos Rising #3 (of 5).
#8 – Action Comics #21.
#9 – Kick Ass 3 #1 . Mark Millar is a god in my shop.
#10 -East Of West #3. Fans adore Hickman’s new series. Sales have been “Saga-esque”

Honerable mention: The Walking Dead Vol. 18: What Comes After TP was our Indy “rock star” of the day fans of the TV show come out of the woodwork for the latest tpb. ( This appears to be the chosen format for the general public to read WD )

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BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel

Reprinted with permission from Terry Hoknes of www.hoknescomics.com. Terry also writes for Investcomics.

BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel – report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

Marvel & DC have always dominated the market and basically you could say “own” the comic industry. So lets analyze the best selling comics WITHOUT any Marvel/DC titles included. This will give us a better perception of how well the other publishers sell and what titles and characters actually compete with Marvel/DC sales numbers. After reading this chart you may have a new appreciation for the smaller publishers who bring a wider and unique variety of titles to our comic shops each week.

MAY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 79 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 9 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 9 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Walking Dead returned back to #1 yet again. Ten Grand #1 from Image had a super strong showing with 2 different regular covers. The power of Star Wars is continually strong as sales hold steady on #5. Regular Show #1 had 6 regular covers which helped print orders making Boom’s biggest selling comic ever. Girl power was strong yet again with My Little Pony #7. The original creator of TMNT returned to the comic after many years creating a “first” of sorts. This boosted sales way up the list. Charismagic had a high print run as it was priced at only $1.00 Image Bounce #1 had decent orders but very small compared to Ten Grand. The hype of the very first Sesame Street comic ever encouraged all retailers to really take a chance on this one based on the 1970 TV series with 5 different regular covers. 6 of the 9 comics ranked high due to being a “first” of sorts.

Only 9 comics made the top 100 but 60 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.

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Comic Picks of the Week 6/12/13

This is a fantastic Wednesday. It is big and has a couple if really good releases I think should be checked out. I always look forward to new comic day but rarely like this one. So on to the speculation picks of the week.

1. Walking Dead 111 – always a must but and with the three “tribes” conflict coming to a head these issues will be key. You should always pick up pre-100 books but lately these issues have introduced characters that will be big later.

2. The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys – Gerard Way of ‘My Chemical Romance’ is back at the helm of a Dark Horse comic. ‘Umbrella Academy’ was a huge crossover hit, not just with comic fans but music fans as well. The Free Comic Book Day issue spiked after release. I will have phantom variants up on my eBay site.

3. Superman Unchained- the variants are already pulling big dollars on the secondary market before it has been released.

4. Batman 21- Year Zero starts. Batman has been a solid performer and a great book.

5. A1 #1- Return of the award winning anthology returns. I will also have the phantom variant of this on my ebay site

Honorable mentions: Six Gun Gorilla this golden age public domain character is back and it seems like a fun quirky story.

Peter Panzerfaust 11- Cry Wolf story line begins. Book Issues have been hot. And this one features hook prominently on the cover and in the story. (Granted 10 bombed on the secondary market but 8 and 9 which featured hook did quite well.

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