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Subj: I don't think you want to make that arguement
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 02:58:13 am EDT (Viewed 173 times)
Reply Subj: Re: ICV2: "It’s Official: Q3 Comic Sales Sucked"
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 01:23:52 am EDT (Viewed 31 times)

    "...he still shouldn't be getting outsold by something like GLC."

    He's not. There's clearly an issue of ASM that outsold GLC.

I wasn't considering the last issue of OMIT to be a regular issue, which it clearly wasn't. Just like I wouldn't consider a Blackest Night crossover issue of Green Lantern to be a regular issue.

    If the other 3 issues were called Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man, and Web of Spider-Man, would you still be making the argument that a book that was heavily tied to Blackest Night/Brightest Day was outselling the sister books of Amazing Spider-Man?

Regular issues of Green Lantern Corps seem to be outselling regular issues of ASM. Let's assume that each sold issues goes to one unique customer, which means that more people are interested in reading GLC than ASM.

The idea that ASM is selling three issues a month only means that Marvel is selling more ASM issues per month than DC is selling GLC. That's going to be pretty meaningless to the fans as none of us own stock in Marvel. But the per issue sales tell the fans how many people like a given series. I'm more interested in how many readers there are of a given title as compared to the total profit for a particular company. It seems that more people are interested in reading about a secondary/spinoff Green Lantern title than they are of reading the solo adventures of Marvel's top character. I think there is a problem with that.

But for your comparison, should we compare the other two Green Lantern titles to compare with the three ASM issues per month? I think the GL titles would come up on top there too.

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