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Subj: Why not?
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 08:26:25 am EDT (Viewed 36 times)
Reply Subj: I don't think you want to make that arguement
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 02:58:13 am EDT (Viewed 174 times)
Quote:I wasn't considering the last issue of OMIT to be a regular issue, which it clearly wasn't.
Why not? Wasn't it an issue of Amazing Spider-Man? OMIT wasn't tied into a line-wide crossover event like Blackest Night. Blackest Night was DC's heavily promoted, must-read series for the DCU. OMIT was heavily promoted as the next arc of Amazing Spider-Man issues. Isn't that a different set of parameters?
Quote:Just like I wouldn't consider a Blackest Night crossover issue of Green Lantern to be a regular issue.
I agree that both issues are not normal issues of the run. But one was promoted as part of a line-wide crossover, the other wasn't.
Quote: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?
Quote: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.
That's a big assumption. The fact is GLC was a key part of Blackest Knight/Brightest Day. That was promoted as a line-wide event to everyone who reads DC comics. The OMIT story wasn't tied into something aimed at people following all the Marvel comics, it was aimed at people who read Spider-Man comics.