Dave Galanter
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Son of Hulk

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Loren

Subj: The Key Test: Annual and Secret Invasion
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 at 11:46:40 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Black Panther Sales Figures - Oct 2007 (and a January solicit curiosity)
Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 at 01:36:52 pm EST

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With the Initiative and Marvel Zombie crossovers over, how did BP #31 perform in terms of sales. Cribbing from ICv2.com and Paul O'Brien:

08/06 Black Panther #19 - 28,372 (-59.4%)
09/06 Black Panther #20 - 26,585 ( -6.3%)
10/06 Black Panther #21 - 34,257 (+28.9%)
11/06 Black Panther #22 - 47,556 (+38.8%)
12/06 Black Panther #23 - 54,762 (+15.2%)
01/07 Black Panther #24 - 59,971 ( +9.5%)
02/07 Black Panther #25 - 56,479 ( -5.8%)
03/07 Black Panther #26 - 51,385 ( -9.0%)
04/07 -
05/07 Black Panther #27 - 52,552 ( +2.3%)
06/07 Black Panther #28 - 61,808 (+17.6%)
07/07 Black Panther #29 - 55,027 (-11.0%)
08/07 Black Panther #30 - 48,478 (-11.9%)
09/07 -
10/07 Black Panther #31 - 33,673 (-30.5%)

So it's promptly back nearly to pre-Civil War numbers. A 45% loss of readers in only three months. And there are only 4 ongoing Marvel titles below its present ranking: Amazing Spider-Girl and the soon-to-be cancelled trilogy of Exiles, New Excalibur, and Cable & Deadpool.

Now I was going to make a point that BP appears poised to have the next 5 consecutive issues be without a crossover, but a curiosity emerged. When the January solicits were originally released, #34 was titled "Gangsta Lean, Part 1 of 3." Now it's been changed to "Part 3." But #32 and 33 are still called "Little Green Men," not "Gangsta Lean." So what's going on with this title's solicitations?

I read what everyone wrote regarding the recent issues of BP since Civil War. I haven't been overly thrilled with the New Fantastic Four arc in BP and in the Fantastic Four. Have already ended my second run on the FF when T'Challa and Storm left. Considering ending BP with the upcoming Annual and BP's role in Secret Invasion a deciding factor to stay or not.


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