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stingerman




Marvel December 2010 Solicits

http://www.cosmicbooknews.com/solicits/marv_december_2010

Maybe the Quasar ongoing comes out in January...hmmmm...lol!


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Abe


Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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I saw this this morning and couldn't help but consider most of it to be junk.
And most of it is at $3.99 an issue!
Is Thunderbolts, & Black Panther: The Man Without Fear now $3.99 an issue?
If so, I'm cancelling my standing order.

My local store admits they only sell 40% of what they have on offer. Are other stores facing the same situation sales wise?


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Psifaxx




Is it just me or does nothing sound very exciting this month? Oh well more money for x-mas presents i guess.


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Abe


Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 1,977


Maybe I'm getting cynical as I get older but I'm finding myself less and less impressed with the product Marvel keep pumping out.
Maybe my crap-detector is on high alert because each month it seems to go off like crazy whenever the Marvel Solicitations come online.


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stingerman




I feel the same.

I think its the lack of anything really new as it all seems to be X-Men or Avengers stuff with Spidey and Hulk.




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mjyoung





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    I feel the same.



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    I think its the lack of anything really new as it all seems to be X-Men or Avengers stuff with Spidey and Hulk.


I think it's important to remember that new things don't generally sell very well. There are some new things there such as Black Panther taking over as the Man Without Fear and the new Heroes for Hire series. Of course that excluding all the new stuff with the X-Men, Spidey, the Avengers, and the Hulk. Lots of stuff with Wolverine, Deadpool, Thor, Captain America, and Thor.

If anything, it seems Marvel is investing alot more in their big brands then the smaller titles. But even then you see Marvel still paying attention to those smaller titles like Spider-Girl, Hercules (who is getting an event), and so on.

But what exactly are you looking for Marvel to do here?



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Abe


Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 1,977


I started collecting in the 1980's, and really noticed what was happening in the 90's, so I know crap comics when I see crap comics.

I enjoyed the 2000's because it felt like Marvel was breaking new ground. New creative teams, characters given shots they hadn't been given previously.
Basically there was a sense of "we're going to produce a product which is, bare bones, something of value."

This year I've noticed a trend of, "this is selling. let's flog it beyond belief."
"Lets produce something more about this character, no matter if the material is crap. It's got (character x) so it'll sell."

Also in the 2000's there was a trend of cutting back the number of comics marvel would produce of a particular issue.
This reduced the cost to them, and stopped the clutter at the comic book store.

It seems each time I go into my local all I see now is clutter.
And the guys working the store admit they only sell 40% of their product.
40%? That's incredibly poor, both from a stores sales point of view, and also from a suppliers point of view.

So, what I want to see from Marvel (very soon) is, less is more, and something of actual value.


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stingerman





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    But what exactly are you looking for Marvel to do here?


I take it you can see my Avatar?
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