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Edward Whelan

In Reply To
Peter David

Subj: Re: FNSM#20 Question about Cover
Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 at 01:21:56 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: FNSM#20 Question about Cover
Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 at 08:12:01 am EDT

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> > > Looking at an advance preview for Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #20, I noticed that the cover is different than the one that was solicitated a little while ago. Anybody knows why that is?
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> > > cbasfrench
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> > The editor simply decided to go with a different cover image. Something a little more "Back in Black-ish" than Spidey lying flattened and surrounded by fallen bowling pins.
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> > PAD
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> Too bad...I liked the other cover. Ah well. It won't stop me from picking up the book. Thanks P.

So did I. On the other hand--and I'm not saying this was Steve's reasoning, it's simply an observation--from a sales POV, covers with Spidey either in an actively combative position or even a neutral position tend to sell better than Spidey in a supine or defeated position.

However, if you're at all a bowling fan, it remains a bowling themed issue, including a guest apearance by pro bowler Kelly Kulick.

PAD

> > > >
> > > > Looking at an advance preview for Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #20, I noticed that the cover is different than the one that was solicitated a little while ago. Anybody knows why that is?
> > > >
> > > > cbasfrench
> > >
> > > The editor simply decided to go with a different cover image. Something a little more "Back in Black-ish" than Spidey lying flattened and surrounded by fallen bowling pins.
> > >
> > > PAD
> >
> > Too bad...I liked the other cover. Ah well. It won't stop me from picking up the book. Thanks P.
>
> So did I. On the other hand--and I'm not saying this was Steve's reasoning, it's simply an observation--from a sales POV, covers with Spidey either in an actively combative position or even a neutral position tend to sell better than Spidey in a supine or defeated position.
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> However, if you're at all a bowling fan, it remains a bowling themed issue, including a guest apearance by pro bowler Kelly Kulick.
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> PAD

WOW. As a PBA member, it's nice to see bowling getting a little press. I met Kelly at the Masters this past October. Very nice and down to earth. I hope her the best. Kudos on putting her in the book, I cant wait to read it.


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