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Jim M

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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 07:00:43 pm EST
Reply 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 113 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > It's a VERY safe bet to say that Marvel (and we as readers) have reached and seen the end of the downward trend.
> >
> > 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".
> >
> > So there will be no reversal of the current status quo. Well, at least not as a result of declining sales, anyway.
> >
> 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

I think they are counting on the big shocker in number 600 to send you the message that they won't budge, hoping those on the fense boycotting will jump back onboard... I truly think if sale's keep dropping after 600, and they see the people on the fence are not coming back they will have no talks...Joe seem's like a gambling man and he is really putting it all into this betting that you will come back.

If I were you, to be safe, even after sale's level off I'd give it a good few month's, because who knows if for 2 month's they stay the same but then start coming down again.

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