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Stu The Disgruntled Greek

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Subj: Re: Spider-Man Sales position for October 2008
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 04:47:09 am EST (Viewed 115 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Spider-Man Sales position for October 2008
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 06:37:21 pm EST (Viewed 113 times)

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> > > So to guesstimate, New Ways to Die finished with like 79,500 issues ordered. Also as far as I know, it was the only issue of the 6 not to be announced as a sell out.
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> > > The Disgruntled Greek
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> > I've never cared for numbers myself...but I really hate alternate covers, etc. (mostly for being raped thru the clone saga and the 90s)...but how do these numbers account for all the different covers of the same issue in this? Just wondering.
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> > Sam
> From what I have been told, the total number we are given includes the alternate covers.
> The Disgruntled Greek

Potato, Po-tah-to.

You say ASM is selling poorly, all I see is it ranked 8th, 17th and 18th, with other "satellite" Spidey titles performing respectively as well.

These are rankings out of 300, I'd call those results high.

Also, you're not taking into account what's outselling ASM:

Secret Invasion and Final Crisis are no-brainers, 2 huge company crossovers.

Hulk = Hype.
Batman has been selling well since Morrison took over the writing.
New Avengers/Mighty Avengers are tied into Secret Invasion.
Astonishing X-Men has always sold well, looks like Ellis is as attractive as Whedon to fans.

So we have 7 titles that SHOULD outsell ASM. ASM still outsells, for example , Daredevil, Captain America, and Thunderbolts ( the latter also involved in Secret Invasion ).

Cap and Daredevil are both fantastic titles right now, yet ASM is outselling them?

I think the current economic situation explains generally low sales numbers for the entire line.

ASM is doing fine IMO, when compared with other titles.

Also, whilst I still believe that Spidey is Marvel's flagship CHARACTER, I don't think he's been their flagship TITLE for some time now, that honour goes to New/Mighty Avengers, and, IMO, this has been the case since Bendis took over the Avengers titles.