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Subj: Re: On the contrary...
Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 at 02:21:35 am EDT (Viewed 62 times)
Reply Subj: Re: On the contrary...
Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 at 12:52:00 pm EDT (Viewed 15 times)
Quote:HOWDY UK mate!!
Quote:Hola Vartha Amigo!
Quote:Well with the Simonson run it makes me wonder just how many were sales to those who were basically hording many books to sell later and not even fans. Which I'm sure is the case this round too, but the major difference is there seems to be many more fans who remain past the first 3 issues because they understand Thor now.
Quote:Probably seems that way because a movie is iminent, However, I seem to recall reading (though Eetmi would be the expert) that Thor under Walt was selling about 500,000 issues per month, easily 5 times what JMS is pulling in. Different era of course.
Quote:Thor just seems to be more popular now than he was then. I don't recall if there were any sell outs during those runs or not. It'd be interesting to find out if there were and how many.
Quote:Possibly wishful thinking on our parts.
Well I still think in part it was Walt that was drawing the people in and Thor second. I was collecting back then too (I'm 48), and the area north of Chicago was FULL of people wanting to make a quick buck.
An example was ONE comic shop owner would wait a WEEK and then put the NEW books in back issue bins and DOUBLE the cover price!
At one time in a town of 30,000 people there were THREE comicbook stores, with another FOUR in the neighboring town! You just don't have THAT kind of interest these days no matter WHERE you live.
Which is why I'd like to know how many sellouts there were.
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