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Any thoughts... Saw that in this weeks Amazing Spider-Man 578

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Pengi




Hopefully this means that we'll still get new Spider-Girl adventures each month, what with the move over. I also hope that the quality of the lead stories is maintained, the previous Spider-Man Family series was pretty lamecore and inconsistent and occasionally completely outside of any established continuity whereas AMAZING Spider-Man Family has had J M DeMatteis and the like contributing.


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Macgargan




> Hopefully this means that we'll still get new Spider-Girl adventures each month, what with the move over. I also hope that the quality of the lead stories is maintained, the previous Spider-Man Family series was pretty lamecore and inconsistent and occasionally completely outside of any established continuity whereas AMAZING Spider-Man Family has had J M DeMatteis and the like contributing.

Groan. Not normally negative, but does Marvel really think a $4.99 title a month is a good idea? Didn't mind shelling out the extra on a quarterly basis, but monthly? This might be the first mainstream Spidey title that I won't pick up since I started collecting, and I bought Byrne's Chapter One!


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Cbasfrench




> Any thoughts... Saw that in this weeks Amazing Spider-Man 578
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> The Disgruntled Greek

I'm all for it. That's awesome news. As long as they keep the quality of the stories to the same level or better, then I think fans will buy it. And if Spider-Girl is featured in there every month, you know it's gonna sell well.




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> > Any thoughts... Saw that in this weeks Amazing Spider-Man 578
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> > The Disgruntled Greek
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> I'm all for it. That's awesome news. As long as they keep the quality of the stories to the same level or better, then I think fans will buy it. And if Spider-Girl is featured in there every month, you know it's gonna sell well.

Not necessarily. Sorry to say, but if Spider-Girl's presence were a guaranteed sell, than her title wouldn't have been cancelled in the first place, nor would it have been on death's door for the last 6 years.

And this is coming from someone who buys both Amazing Spider-Girl and Amazing Spider-Man Family.


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> Groan. Not normally negative, but does Marvel really think a $4.99 title a month is a good idea? Didn't mind shelling out the extra on a quarterly basis, but monthly? This might be the first mainstream Spidey title that I won't pick up since I started collecting, and I bought Byrne's Chapter One!

At the same time, Spider-Girl fans, and, indeed, fans of Spider-Man stories that don't necessarily have much to do with the current continuity, might happily buy this instead of ASM three times a month. Not a bad idea.

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Andrew




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> > Groan. Not normally negative, but does Marvel really think a $4.99 title a month is a good idea? Didn't mind shelling out the extra on a quarterly basis, but monthly? This might be the first mainstream Spidey title that I won't pick up since I started collecting, and I bought Byrne's Chapter One!
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> At the same time, Spider-Girl fans, and, indeed, fans of Spider-Man stories that don't necessarily have much to do with the current continuity, might happily buy this instead of ASM three times a month. Not a bad idea.

I definitely agree, as that's the approach I'm taking, wanting absolutely nothing to do with the current ASM continuity but buying Amazing Spider-Man Family because of the Mr. and Mrs. Spider-Man stuff, as well as the stories that J.M. DeMatteis is doing for the title (with more to come, which is awesome). I don't even bother reading the BND part of ASM Family as it just doesn't interest me in the least.

But, I do think that as a monthly book, the higher price point could very well hurt it. It's not like this sort of book is the highest seller to begin with.


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> At the same time, Spider-Girl fans, and, indeed, fans of Spider-Man stories that don't necessarily have much to do with the current continuity, might happily buy this instead of ASM three times a month. Not a bad idea.

Yeah, this is a win-win. Marvel gets some money back from those of us who have been withholding our cash, while we get some stories that we want. I would hope that fans who are boycotting the main books would support this one in order to send a message.


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> > At the same time, Spider-Girl fans, and, indeed, fans of Spider-Man stories that don't necessarily have much to do with the current continuity, might happily buy this instead of ASM three times a month. Not a bad idea.
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> Yeah, this is a win-win. Marvel gets some money back from those of us who have been withholding our cash, while we get some stories that we want. I would hope that fans who are boycotting the main books would support this one in order to send a message.

I've already been buying it. My boycott only extends to Amazing Spider-Man. Other books will be harder to find later, and I sincerely doubt the extent to which Marvel is taking them into consideration regarding maintaining the current direction.

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Pengi




> Groan. Not normally negative, but does Marvel really think a $4.99 title a month is a good idea? Didn't mind shelling out the extra on a quarterly basis, but monthly? This might be the first mainstream Spidey title that I won't pick up since I started collecting, and I bought Byrne's Chapter One!

You're essentially getting four comics for the price of two, or however it works out. $3 for a 22 page story is a bit much, but $5 for almost 100 pages is a bargain even if you already own the reprinted story.


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Common-Sense, Tingling!




> > Groan. Not normally negative, but does Marvel really think a $4.99 title a month is a good idea? Didn't mind shelling out the extra on a quarterly basis, but monthly? This might be the first mainstream Spidey title that I won't pick up since I started collecting, and I bought Byrne's Chapter One!
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> You're essentially getting four comics for the price of two, or however it works out. $3 for a 22 page story is a bit much, but $5 for almost 100 pages is a bargain even if you already own the reprinted story.

Yeah, I really don’t get how people can see 96 pages (with three issues worth of ads) for nine bucks as good idea with 104 (with very little ads) for five is a bad one.



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Pengi




> > > Groan. Not normally negative, but does Marvel really think a $4.99 title a month is a good idea? Didn't mind shelling out the extra on a quarterly basis, but monthly? This might be the first mainstream Spidey title that I won't pick up since I started collecting, and I bought Byrne's Chapter One!
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> > You're essentially getting four comics for the price of two, or however it works out. $3 for a 22 page story is a bit much, but $5 for almost 100 pages is a bargain even if you already own the reprinted story.
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> Yeah, I really don’t get how people can see 96 pages (with three issues worth of ads) for nine bucks as good idea with 104 (with very little ads) for five is a bad one.

Exactly. I've been advocating thicker, better value for money, anthology comics for a long time and I'm putting my money where my mouth is.


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Dave M.




I haven't picked up Amazing Spider-Man since the whole One More Day thing -- don't worry, I'm not opening up that can of worms, again -- just wondering what you think of this title? I'd seen there were two issues of ASMF at our local shop but had not really looked it over closely.


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> I haven't picked up Amazing Spider-Man since the whole One More Day thing -- don't worry, I'm not opening up that can of worms, again -- just wondering what you think of this title? I'd seen there were two issues of ASMF at our local shop but had not really looked it over closely.

I don't read ASM right now, but I do read ASMF. It's nothing exceptional, but the majority of the stories don't have to be in BND continuity, and they're fine little vignettes. It won't knock your socks off, but also won't leave you feeling the way BND ASM makes you feel.

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