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    Default Marvel's "Origin II" Snikts to the Top of December's Sales Charts, "Harley Quinn" Rem

    Marvel rides "Origin II" #1 to the top sales position overall in December, but "Harley Quinn" helps DC dominate the Top Ten.


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    Origin II # 1 may have been Marvels #1 book this month but I'd bet retailers would disagree. I ordered the book based on how popular the first series was, then reduced the order a bit because of how horrible I thought the first series actually was, and I still have 2/3 of issue #1 sitting on the shelf.

    It may have sold well to retailers but I'm not seeing that translate into customer sales.

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    Great for Origin II ! I'm just a bit sad that greats books like Velvet or ZERO can't make the top 5 (and probably won't ever) but are totally worth it . And Wow , I'm surprised to see Deadpool trades selling so well .
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    Go Superior Spider-man!

    My favorite book at the moment.
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    Origin II #1 makes sense.

    Why did retailers buy so many Avengers comics? Even if it was a "#1", it still wasn't going to sell that many more than previous issues. There must have been an incentive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonCat View Post
    Origin II # 1 may have been Marvels #1 book this month but I'd bet retailers would disagree. I ordered the book based on how popular the first series was, then reduced the order a bit because of how horrible I thought the first series actually was, and I still have 2/3 of issue #1 sitting on the shelf.

    It may have sold well to retailers but I'm not seeing that translate into customer sales.

    Ron C.
    My LCS had the same experience. I didn't manage to get to the shop until a little over a week after Origin II came out and there were two fat stacks of the book still on the rack (my shop is generally really good with ordering - a week after a book comes out and there will generally be only 0-3 issues left). It was such a surprising overestimation for them that I wondered if there was some returnability deal or something.
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    Marvel is so hot right now!
    Marvel, STOP writing for the Trade so I can go back to collecting Monthlies again. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet-Batman View Post
    Origin II #1 makes sense.

    Why did retailers buy so many Avengers comics? Even if it was a "#1", it still wasn't going to sell that many more than previous issues. There must have been an incentive.
    When you're dealing with Marvel and DC there's almost always an incentive.

    They obviously increase sales (or the publishers wouldn't keep doing them) but I think people tend to overstate that impact except in the isolated cases like Walking Dead 115 where there are a dozen covers.
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    Avengers 24 had a fuck-ton of variant covers.
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    The top two comics were price 4.99 a piece? Yuck.

    And I thought the number three comic Batman #26 was probably the worst issue of Batman yet.

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