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Subj: Re: Are you looking at the same data that the rest of us are seeing?
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 06:16:50 pm EST (Viewed 114 times)
Reply Subj: Are you looking at the same data that the rest of us are seeing?
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 04:07:15 pm EST (Viewed 119 times)



> > Your charts are great, thank you sir! As always this is what I've been waiting for, and now eagerly awaiting next month as well, so far doesn't seem to be leveling off, seems to be continuing it's downward trend.
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> There is no continuing downward trend at all. Rather, the numbers come back down to the same place they have been leveling off at for a while now. The "event" issues happen and Marvel sees a spike in the numbers. When the "event" concludes, the numbers return to just about the same spot they were before.
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> It's a VERY safe bet to say that Marvel (and we as readers) have reached and seen the end of the downward trend.
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> You can still hold out hope all you want, but the numbers don't lie. It's fair to say that Marvel is probably very pleased with sales of "Amazing".
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> So there will be no reversal of the current status quo. Well, at least not as a result of declining sales, anyway.
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I don't think either of these analyses is quite right. No, sales aren't dropping precipitously, but nor have they already leveled off. If they'd leveled off, the sales wouldn't continue to go down, as they clearly are.

The fact that they're going down very slightly suggests the book may be in the process of leveling off. I'm eager to see whether they do, because as I've said from the start, that's when I'll start picking up the books again.

Now, is Marvel satisfied? It's impossible for us to know for sure, but I have to imagine Marvel was expecting sales to settle substantially above, and not below, 70,000. And I think the set of different writers we're seeing on the books indicates that the boycott is having some impact, if not the one most desired.

-Comp





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