Marvel are rolling out retailer discounts and window clings for the upcoming Absolute Carnage event. Series writer Donny Cates has said that he and artist Ryan Stegman think the book will outsell 1993's X-Men #1 - which sold 8,104, 611 copies. They even released this graphic seen above.
The publisher is offering retailers up to 15% off Absolute Carnage #1 and #2 off the normal wholesale price if they meet or exceed certain thresholds tied to Venom #16. For #1, ordering 275% (or more) of that Venom issue will get you 15% off. If your orders are 225% of Venom #16, it's 10% off; for 175% orders, it's 5% off.
For Absolute Carnage #2, there's a 250% order threshold tied to Venom #16 for 15% off. The 10% discount is availble for orders double that of the Venom issue, or 5% for orders 150% of that issue.
The publisher is sending a free Absolute Carnage window cling to Diamond's biggest 3,000 accounts on July 31.
The deadline for initial retailer orders of Absolute Carnage #1 is July 15, with a scheduled August 7 release date.