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Which sold better today?

Infinite Crisis #7
2
22%
Civil War #1
7
78%
 
Total votes : 9

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So what do you think sold better? IC 7 or CW 1?

Postby Keb » Wed May 03, 2006 5:07 pm

So which do you think sold better? I have a feeling IC 7 sold better, just because there's a ton of DC hype behind the issue.

I do think CW sold quite well.

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Postby Zero » Thu May 04, 2006 1:36 am

I'd guess at CW. Marvel tend sell better overall, and orders on first issues tend to go higher than #7s. That said the two covers on Crisis might have given it a little push, as Marvel's decision was to go with a 1 in 25, which doesn't push up orders as much as it might.

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Postby DiscoVietnam » Thu May 04, 2006 5:52 am

Zero wrote:I'd guess at CW.


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Postby kingbobb » Thu May 04, 2006 7:32 am

Hm, I missed the "sold" in the poll question. Still, I think Civil War sold better. I think DC has lost a lot of readers over the course of Crisis, nearly including me. Around #5, I was pretty tired of the way things were going. #7 was more of the same. The huge fight with the Society was too chaotic and hectic. I know people were killed left and right, but I could barely recognize them...and when I did, most of the time I wouldn't have known who it was anyway. The last fight went on and on...predictably...but with one exception wasn't all that dramatic.

I felt the resolution between Bruce, Diana, and Clark was more or less forced. Without any explanation...save for one symbolic act by Diana...the three are all ok again. Maybe that's all it takes between true friends, but I would have expected there to be more.

On the other hand, Marvel's hit at least a three-bagger (oh, how I loathe baseball metaphors) with Civil War. It was surpisingly sparse on details about deaths with what were once major B list characters. The confrontation between Cap an SHIELD....amazingly well done. The expression on Cap's face was just amazing. That alone was worth half the price of admission (hey, it's an expensive book. I don't want to come off as being bought TOO cheaply).

Crisis was a good series, with great potential. Civil War is off to a great series, with the potential to be the story of the decade. Let's see if Marvel can actually pull it off.

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Postby Croaker » Thu May 04, 2006 7:35 am

I bet CW sold better than IC, b/c like you guys said, #1s sale better than #7s.
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Postby L Independant » Thu May 04, 2006 7:44 am

Zero wrote:I'd guess at CW. Marvel tend sell better overall, and orders on first issues tend to go higher than #7s. That said the two covers on Crisis might have given it a little push, as Marvel's decision was to go with a 1 in 25, which doesn't push up orders as much as it might.
There was also a sketch variant that was like 1 in 75 my retailer was talking about yesterday.

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Postby algertman » Thu May 04, 2006 10:35 am

Civil War

it's #1

plus more people tend to buy the first issue of series than the last due to lost readership

I bought both

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Postby Strict31 » Fri May 05, 2006 12:19 am

This question was on my mind when I went to pick up comics today. Couldn't get out there yesterday for reasons that still piss me off.

At any rate, I found Civil War sold out, which I sorta expected. Then, I saw IC7 sitting on the shelf, alongside IC6. My first thought was, CW outsolde IC7 obviously.

Then I realized it was the only copy left. So, I picked it and IC 6 up on a whim (I had stopped reading IC with number 3). So, I don't really know if one sold better or worse, but if it's any indication, the store had one copy of IC and no copies of CW.
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Postby trachman » Fri May 05, 2006 5:57 pm

Marvel zombies everywhere! Just kidding. Probably both sold out. Cause, I Bought both I'm assuming most people did.

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Postby Punchy » Sat May 06, 2006 3:10 am

My shop had more Civil Wars in.

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