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Reporter Exhausted After Reading Beat's Monthly Marvel Sales Analysis

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, July 29 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Reporter Exhausted After Reading Beat's Monthly Marvel Sales Analysis

Citing "math is hard," a reporter felt extremely tired after reading through The Beat's thorough analysis of Marvel's monthly sales statistics.

Source: The Beat

Outhouse reporter Jude Terror was forced to take a mid-afternoon nap today after reading an article on comics blog The Beat looking at sales trends for Marvel Comics as of June 2013. The article takes monthly sales titles for Marvel titles going back as far as ten years where available and analyzes the trends, taking into account things like variant covers and crossovers to measure the general health of a book. For instance, Superior Spider-Man shows a five year increase of 16% (over the title's predecessor, Amazing Spider-Man), indicating that Dan Slott's Doctor Spiderpuss storyline is having a long term positive effect on the title. "The Great One" Brian Bendis's All New X-Men has seen a 14% drop over the past six months, but still leads the X-Franchise and will be bolstered by super-mega-crossover event, Battle of the Atom, in a few months. Age of Ultron saw an uncharacteristic boost of 17% for its final issue, leading some to question whether people actually gave a crap about Angela after all. It's extensive, thoughtful, and well researched, three qualities which have no place in comics journalism.

After reading the article, Terror reported feeling drained and lethargic, and excused himself to "go lie down for a bit." If you're feeling well-rested, head on over to The Beat and check out the numbers for yourself. Then head back here to our comments section and yell at each other about it. Go ahead, we'll wait right here. And close our eyes, just for a little while...



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About the Author - Jude Terror

Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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