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Marvel Continues "Making Up Numbers" Trend With Announcement of Amazing Spider-Man #1 "Sales"

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:42 pm

Marvel Continues

Amazing Spider-Man #1 Sells 500,000 Copies Before Even Being Purchased



Source: An EXCLUSIVE Article on The Outhousers

Marvel Comics today shocked the comic book world and topped even themselves by making up the number "500,000" and applying it to fictional sales of the first issue of their upcoming Amazing Spider-Man relaunch. 
 
"Yeah, that totally seems right. Perfectly legit" stated Marvel marketer Mark Attar. "I mean, doesn't it sound cool just to say it? 'Five... Hundred... Thousand.'" 
 
He then stared off into space for a few moments, presumably attempting to imagine an even larger, more complicated number. 
 
The concept of making up numbers is not new to Marvel. In recent months, the alleged publisher has released comic books with the laughable (and apparently not a joke) fictional numbers "001.INH" and "#24 #1 All New Marvel NOW." 
 
"We knew we were pushing things by adding numerical decimal-point-words" continued Attar. "But clearly numbers on comic books don't mean anything anymore, right? So why not take the next step, shift that paradigm, grab some low-hanging fruit and apply made up numbers to everything involving comic books?"
 
Many comic book readers were initially impressed by the high sales number. They were then confused due to the fact that not one single person has actually bought Amazing Spider-Man #1.
 
"Whoa, 500,000? That's crazy! I better buy at least 20 of those copies!" Exclaimed Oregon comic-book buyer Scott Redfield. "But, wait... is that book even out yet? ah, who cares... all I can say is it better be polybagged!" 
 
High level executives at Marvel could not be reached as they could not hear the phone ringing over the sounds of them patting themselves on the back, but rumor has it that they are working hard to make sure that the first issue of their next big crossover event, Original Sin #1.SKLJAFHKDHG, sells over 50 bajillion-katillion copies. 
 
More on this story as it develops. 
 
...Or in a couple of weeks when someone actually buys a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1. 


Written or Contributed by Jeff Moss


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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:52 pm

:lol:

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:20 pm

Finally, so many fans will be able to say that they own a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1 and not be bullshiting.














SUCK ON THAT GAREB "WIZARD" SHAMUS!!!! YOU SPECULATOR BASTARD!!!! :smt098
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Daniel Cole

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Postby Daniel Cole » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:16 am

Actually, they've had two chances before now. Besides ASM #1 from the early 60s, Amazing rebooted in the new millennium as one of Quesada's many attempts to make Spidey "relatable." The new direction attempted to weave the origins of Doc Ock and Spidey together, while also bringing back a few familiar faces. This turned out to be a gross misstep in hindsight that was quietly ignored only a couple years later.
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SuperginraiX

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Postby SuperginraiX » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:29 am

FBtron wrote:Actually, they've had two chances before now. Besides ASM #1 from the early 60s, Amazing rebooted in the new millennium as one of Quesada's many attempts to make Spidey "relatable." The new direction attempted to weave the origins of Doc Ock and Spidey together, while also bringing back a few familiar faces. This turned out to be a gross misstep in hindsight that was quietly ignored only a couple years later.

You mean this one?

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That was before Joe Quesada's time as EiC. Bob Harras was in charge. I don't think it was anything more than "#1's SELL A LOT LET'S MAKE MORE #1's!"

This is a common statement made up to this day.





It also has the publishing date of Jan 1999 which means it came out in late 1998. Pre-new Millenium.
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Rockman

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Postby Rockman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:38 am

what have the sales on Superior Spider-man been like?
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Johnny Smith

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Postby Johnny Smith » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:39 am

FBtron wrote:Actually, they've had two chances before now. Besides ASM #1 from the early 60s, Amazing rebooted in the new millennium as one of Quesada's many attempts to make Spidey "relatable." The new direction attempted to weave the origins of Doc Ock and Spidey together, while also bringing back a few familiar faces. This turned out to be a gross misstep in hindsight that was quietly ignored only a couple years later.


The reboot you're thinking about was under the Bob Harras regime - Howard Mackie writing and John Byrne drawing. Byrne wrote/drew the Spider-Man: Chapter One mini-series that retold his earliest adventures while making connections in hindsight. Norman Osborn and the Sandman are cousins because they have the same hair style. :shock:
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Johnny Smith

phrase IV

Postby Johnny Smith » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:51 am

Rockman wrote:what have the sales on Superior Spider-man been like?


Excellent, around a 15-20K bump over the typical 2012 numbers for Amazing.

4,6. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN
02/04 Am Spi #504 – 84,041
02/09 Am Spi #585 - 60,275
02/11 Am Spi #654.1 - 55,283
02/12 Am Spi #679 - 52,564
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01/12 Amazing #677 - 57,186 ( +5.9%)
01/12 Amazing #678 - 54,252 ( -5.1%)
02/12 Amazing #679 - 52,564 ( -3.1%)
02/12 Amazing #679.1 - 50,624 ( -3.7%)
02/12 Amazing #680 - 51,872 ( +2.5%)
03/12 Amazing #681 - 52,143 ( +0.5%)
03/12 Amazing #682 - 57,143 ( +9.6%)
04/12 Amazing #683 - 59,153 ( +3.5%)
04/12 Amazing #684 - 57,454 ( -2.9%)
05/12 Amazing #685 - 58,121 ( +1.2%)
05/12 Amazing #686 - 58,337 ( +0.4%)
06/12 Amazing #687 - 62,680 ( +7.4%)
06/12 Amazing #688 - 60,409 ( -3.6%)
07/12 Amazing #689 - 59,859 ( -0.9%)
07/12 Amazing #690 - 58,976 ( -1.5%)
08/12 Amazing #691 - 60,767 ( +3.0%)
08/12 Amazing #692 - 91,071 ( +49.9%)
09/12 Amazing #693 - 59,772 ( -34.4%)
09/12 Amazing #694 - 58,461 ( -2.2%)
10/12 Amazing #695 - 58,185 ( -0.5%)
10/12 Amazing #696 - 57,950 ( -0.4%)
11/12 Amazing #697 - 59,872 ( +3.3%)
11/12 Amazing #698 - 87,537 ( +46.2%)
12/12 Amazing #699 - 80,048 ( -8.6%)
12/12 Amazing #699.1 - 71,344 ( -10.9%)
12/12 Amazing #700 - 210,954 (+195.7%)
01/13 Superior #1 - 188,182 ( -10.8%)
01/13 Superior #2 - 112,546 ( -40.2%)
02/13 Superior #3 - 101,811 ( -13.8%)
02/13 Superior #4 - 95,892 ( -5.8%)
03/13 Superior #5 - 94,224 ( -1.7%)
03/13 Superior #6 - 86,614 ( -8.1%)
03/13 S. S-M #6AU - 85,807 ( -0.9%)
04/13 Superior #7 - 87,945 ( +2.5%)
04/13 Superior #8 - 85,671 ( -2.6%)
05/13 Superior #9 - 93,656 ( +9.3%)
05/13 Superior #10 - 85,346 ( -8.9%)
06/13 Superior #11 - 84,219 ( -1.3%)
06/13 Superior #12 - 82,338 ( -2.2%)
07/13 Superior #13 - 81,678 ( -0.8%)
07/13 Superior #14 - 80,839 ( -1.0%)
08/13 Superior #15 - 78,636 ( -2.7%)
08/13 Superior #16 - 78,087 ( -0.7%)
09/13 Superior #17 - 89,118 ( +14.1%)
09/13 Superior #18 - 80,178 ( -10.0%)
10/13 Superior #19 - 83,671 ( +4.4%)
10/13 Superior #20 - 85,309 ( +2.0%)
11/13 Superior #21 - 74,940 ( -12.2%)
11/13 Superior #22 - 81,250 ( +8.4%)
12/13 Superior #23 - 77,105 ( -5.1%)
12/13 Superior #24 - 76,131 ( -1.3%)
01/14 Superior #25 - 77,311 ( 1.5%)
01/14 Superior #26 - 72,591 ( -6.1%)
02/14 Supr #27.Now - 86,405 ( 19.0%)
02/14 Superior #28 - 75,477 ( -12.6%)


Like it or not, Slott now has Bendis/Brubaker job security on Spider-man
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:54 am

So 70-80k average?

Seems unlikely that the newest relaunch will really sell 6-7 times more than it already does.
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Johnny Smith

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Postby Johnny Smith » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:56 am

SuperginraiX wrote:You mean this one?

Image

That was before Joe Quesada's time as EiC. Bob Harras was in charge. I don't think it was anything more than "#1's SELL A LOT LET'S MAKE MORE #1's!"

This is a common statement made up to this day.





It also has the publishing date of Jan 1999 which means it came out in late 1998. Pre-new Millenium.


Also relaunching with a #1 was Peter Parker, Spider-Man by Mackie & Romita, Jr.
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Johnny Smith

phrase IV

Postby Johnny Smith » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:09 am

Rockman wrote:So 70-80k average?

Seems unlikely that the newest relaunch will really sell 6-7 times more than it already does.


Remember there's tons of variant covers.

The Obama issue sales to retailers was around 525K

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:49 am

FBtron wrote:Actually, they've had two chances before now. Besides ASM #1 from the early 60s, Amazing rebooted in the new millennium as one of Quesada's many attempts to make Spidey "relatable." The new direction attempted to weave the origins of Doc Ock and Spidey together, while also bringing back a few familiar faces. This turned out to be a gross misstep in hindsight that was quietly ignored only a couple years later.


Finally, once again, so many fans will be able to say that they own a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1 and not be bullshiting.














SUCK ON THAT GAREB "WIZARD" SHAMUS!!!! YOU SPECULATOR BASTARD!!!! :smt098

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:50 am

Johnny Smith wrote:
Excellent, around a 15-20K bump over the typical 2012 numbers for Amazing.

4,6. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN
02/04 Am Spi #504 – 84,041
02/09 Am Spi #585 - 60,275
02/11 Am Spi #654.1 - 55,283
02/12 Am Spi #679 - 52,564
---
01/12 Amazing #677 - 57,186 ( +5.9%)
01/12 Amazing #678 - 54,252 ( -5.1%)
02/12 Amazing #679 - 52,564 ( -3.1%)
02/12 Amazing #679.1 - 50,624 ( -3.7%)
02/12 Amazing #680 - 51,872 ( +2.5%)
03/12 Amazing #681 - 52,143 ( +0.5%)
03/12 Amazing #682 - 57,143 ( +9.6%)
04/12 Amazing #683 - 59,153 ( +3.5%)
04/12 Amazing #684 - 57,454 ( -2.9%)
05/12 Amazing #685 - 58,121 ( +1.2%)
05/12 Amazing #686 - 58,337 ( +0.4%)
06/12 Amazing #687 - 62,680 ( +7.4%)
06/12 Amazing #688 - 60,409 ( -3.6%)
07/12 Amazing #689 - 59,859 ( -0.9%)
07/12 Amazing #690 - 58,976 ( -1.5%)
08/12 Amazing #691 - 60,767 ( +3.0%)
08/12 Amazing #692 - 91,071 ( +49.9%)
09/12 Amazing #693 - 59,772 ( -34.4%)
09/12 Amazing #694 - 58,461 ( -2.2%)
10/12 Amazing #695 - 58,185 ( -0.5%)
10/12 Amazing #696 - 57,950 ( -0.4%)
11/12 Amazing #697 - 59,872 ( +3.3%)
11/12 Amazing #698 - 87,537 ( +46.2%)
12/12 Amazing #699 - 80,048 ( -8.6%)
12/12 Amazing #699.1 - 71,344 ( -10.9%)
12/12 Amazing #700 - 210,954 (+195.7%)
01/13 Superior #1 - 188,182 ( -10.8%)
01/13 Superior #2 - 112,546 ( -40.2%)
02/13 Superior #3 - 101,811 ( -13.8%)
02/13 Superior #4 - 95,892 ( -5.8%)
03/13 Superior #5 - 94,224 ( -1.7%)
03/13 Superior #6 - 86,614 ( -8.1%)
03/13 S. S-M #6AU - 85,807 ( -0.9%)
04/13 Superior #7 - 87,945 ( +2.5%)
04/13 Superior #8 - 85,671 ( -2.6%)
05/13 Superior #9 - 93,656 ( +9.3%)
05/13 Superior #10 - 85,346 ( -8.9%)
06/13 Superior #11 - 84,219 ( -1.3%)
06/13 Superior #12 - 82,338 ( -2.2%)
07/13 Superior #13 - 81,678 ( -0.8%)
07/13 Superior #14 - 80,839 ( -1.0%)
08/13 Superior #15 - 78,636 ( -2.7%)
08/13 Superior #16 - 78,087 ( -0.7%)
09/13 Superior #17 - 89,118 ( +14.1%)
09/13 Superior #18 - 80,178 ( -10.0%)
10/13 Superior #19 - 83,671 ( +4.4%)
10/13 Superior #20 - 85,309 ( +2.0%)
11/13 Superior #21 - 74,940 ( -12.2%)
11/13 Superior #22 - 81,250 ( +8.4%)
12/13 Superior #23 - 77,105 ( -5.1%)
12/13 Superior #24 - 76,131 ( -1.3%)
01/14 Superior #25 - 77,311 ( 1.5%)
01/14 Superior #26 - 72,591 ( -6.1%)
02/14 Supr #27.Now - 86,405 ( 19.0%)
02/14 Superior #28 - 75,477 ( -12.6%)


Like it or not, Slott now has Bendis/Brubaker job security on Spider-man


*Waits for Juan Cena post saying sales were slumped compared to original.*

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