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.