The market share in question counts ALL the items put out by the companies including creator owned stuff like Vertigo and Icon.
In recent months, Marvel have seriously scaled back their superhero line and started double shipping more books. However, in March, Marvel didn't double ship that many books and I believe that they and DC have a similar number of items in the market.
I'm not really sure about the math on some of this stuff, though.
Marvel wins (again) and yet there are always doubters.
Interview with creators of Marvel Knights: HULK, featuring interior art.
Hoping the upcoming MOON KNIGHT series will be worthwhile.
Besides, the bad English the analysis was wrong.
AVX wasn't over shipped, it was discounted, hence the dollar ranking.
I'm just glad my favourite book Ultimate Spider-man is getting the love it deserves critically (it got an Eisner nomination yippee!) and commercially.
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Iron man and Thor seem pretty low down, i thought they were big sellers?
I don't think they take into account discounting, though; lots of books are discounted and that is never really reflected in the sales charts, so far as I know.
What makes it ultimately irrelevant to me is that whatever the discounting, the books still get listed as only one down in dollar rank on the chart, with very little difference in their indices. That tells me what while there may be a few disparities here and there, it's not that big of a deal.
Bottom line, AvX is selling well for Marvel, as we always knew it would. The test for it's success as an event, I think, will come both from how it affects the sales of tie in books, and how energized it gets the fanbase for the stuff that spins out of it.
As for these numbers, my LCS has had to reorder AvX #0 (and has already received extra 1st prints strangely) after ordering conservatively based on few pre-orders & customer appathy on the lead in.
He may be wrong about the discount/freebies thing but nobody has shown any evidence either way yet. You just keep saying there was discounts. Some other guy the other day said there was free copies.
As for the pre orders, from what I've been told by numerous retailers retailers typically get a 50% discount on all monthly titles from all publishers as long as their total monthly order is over a certain dollar amount. If the order amount is under a certain dollar amount I think the discount is 40% of the cover price. I guess this is why you see some shops offers discounts on subscriptions and others don't.