Wednesday, January 23, 2019 • Morning Edition • "Exclusive! Exclusive! Hggulghhlgghhlghhlghh!"

Amazing Spider-Man Sells Over 500,000 Copies (to Retailers)

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, April 01 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Amazing Spider-Man Sells Over 500,000 Copies (to Retailers)

What's Dan Slott's mom gonna do with those 425,000 copies?

Source: CBR

CBR is reporting that Marvel told them that Amazing Spider-Man #1 has surpassed 500,000 retailer orders.

Oh, excuse me...

Marvel EXCLUSIVELY told them. Exclusive was in italics in the first sentence of their article, to make sure you noticed it. Let's all take a moment to bow down and worship CBR as our lords and masters because they got this juicy exclusive bit of news.

We'll wait...

Oh, yeah, CBR... that's a really big exclusive... it's massive... mmmm... I don't know if we can handle an exclusive that big... what? Oh, it's way bigger than Newsarama's exclusive... the biggest we've ever seen... mmmmmmpppphhhhh...

Now that we've got that out of the way, CBR is reporting that Marvel has sold over 500,000 copies of Amazing Spider-Man #1, a giant sized 64 page issue that hits stores later this month and features a cover price of $5.99. The number makes the book the highest selling single issue in the last decade.

Of course, it should be noted that these are sales directly to retailers, which doesn't necessarily correlate to reader sales. After all, how many copies of 1991's X-Men #1 can you still find in the quarter bin at your local shop to this day? Retailer orders are inflated by factors like incentive variants, which reward retailers for purchasing a lot of copies by giving them ultra rare variants to sell on ebay. In addition, it's likely that many shops mistook Humberto Ramos's terrible artwork for some kind of charity for horribly disfigured people and assumed it was a tax writeoff.

Even so, it's a pretty damn impressive number, especially when the highest selling books nowadays barely top 100,000. Will Marvel follow up by replacing more of their popular heroes with villains so they can reap the return boost? It's hard to imagine they won't, because if something works once in the comics industry, it's bound to work over and over again forever and ever.

In any case, this makes Dan Slott the highest selling single issue comic book writer of the last decade. He's never gonna let people forget about that on Twitter.

Below, find CBR's EXCLUSIVE!!!!!! preview of three pages from the issue, which we've EXCLUSIVELY downloaded and uploaded to The Outhouse. Whatcha gonna do about it, punks?!


Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

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.

More articles from Jude Terror
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!