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Blargh

In Reply To
Dave Phelps

Subj: Re: Unlikely
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 09:35:12 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: Unlikely
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 08:31:34 am EST

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> That's the Internet opinion, but in reality, NA is Marvel's top selling title. Not sure about Mighty Avengers exact sales, but I bet they're pretty high too.

I think the "silent majority" was thrilled to be able to get Wolverine and Spider-Man in the same book. More efficient that way. ;\) Also, the book has had incentive variants or been involved in one event or another since it started so there's no way to what the "true fanbase" of the book is.

That said, Avengers has been a top 20/30 book for decades, no matter how popular or unpopular the creative team has been. Some folks just like their team books and don't care what the "critics" think.


> I think the "silent majority" was thrilled to be able to get Wolverine and Spider-Man in the same book. More efficient that way. ;\) Also, the book has had incentive variants or been involved in one event or another since it started so there's no way to what the "true fanbase" of the book is.

The book has been involved in a total of one event (Civil War) though the team and characters have appeared in others and the book will be in Secret Invasion.

I haven't noticed an overt amount of variants. There was the first arc that had variants of each member by itself + a beautiful team variant, and then second printing ones on Civil War. No more, no less than any other new, hit title.

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> That said, Avengers has been a top 20/30 book for decades, no matter how popular or unpopular the creative team has been. Some folks just like their team books and don't care what the "critics" think.

If anything, the critics agree with the buyers. It's The Internet opinion that doesn't. And being a top 30 book is nothing to brag about. I think Cable/Deadpool is a top 30 book, and they go out at about 40,000 copies sold. For a team as important as Avengers, and titles such as Cap and IRon Man, to the MU, they should also be top sellers, and the current creative teams are doing that quite well than in the recent (5-7 years ago) past.