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Troy Wall
01-14-2010, 12:51 AM
Hahahaha (http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/01/marvel-offers-retailers-a-rare-variant-in-exchange-for-unsold-dc-comics/)

I would love to know the actual number of stripped covers they get.

Allegory Comics
01-14-2010, 01:32 AM
In Dec, six of the top 10 comics were Blackest Night and/or Green Lantern books amounting to about 500,000 copies sold.

In Nov, five of the top 10 comics were Blackest Night and/or Green Lantern books amounting to about 500,000 copies sold.

In Oct ... five of the top 10 ... about 485,000 copies.

In Sept ... five of the top 10 ... about 500,000 copies.

In Aug ... three of the top 10 ... about 335,000 copies.

In July ... three of the top 10 ... about 400,000 copies.

Also, between the months of August and December, BLACKEST NIGHT has been the #1 selling title of the month, every month.

Yeah, I'd be interested to see how many Marvel actually gets back also.

:rolleyes:

Ian Ascher
01-14-2010, 06:46 PM
This seems like a really jacked up gimmick to me.... it just doesn't seem right.

Eugene Selassie
01-15-2010, 12:36 PM
Actually it seems tacky.

I don't think it would seem as much if they accepted their own tie-in material back (House of M, Civil War, World War Hulk, Secret Invasion, Siege), THEN that would be a great deal.

Ian Ascher
01-16-2010, 08:43 AM
Some Retailers Speak...

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/marvel-siege-unsold-dc-100115.html

Mwynn
01-17-2010, 05:08 PM
If they need the shelf space why not donate the books to charity? Take them to the local hospital or a library. Leave them in the lobby of the building. Someone out there would enjoy those books.

Ian Ascher
01-23-2010, 05:20 PM
Here's the Variant Cover Marvel will be sending retailers....

http://i.newsarama.com/images/SIEGE003_cov_BLINGvariant.jpg

Biofungus
01-23-2010, 06:36 PM
Here's the Variant Cover Marvel will be sending retailers....

http://i.newsarama.com/images/SIEGE003_cov_BLINGvariant.jpg
Word.

ponyrl
01-23-2010, 06:40 PM
If they need the shelf space why not donate the books to charity? Take them to the local hospital or a library. Leave them in the lobby of the building. Someone out there would enjoy those books.
with the content of most Marvel books, would they be appropriate material to leave out like you suggest?

Oh, and deadpool is a blood, hm? throwing up westside gang symbols. :whistlin:

Deadfish07
01-23-2010, 08:42 PM
I think it's a Ali G parody.

http://www.amoeba.com/dynamic-images/blog/billyjam/B0002ZMITY.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

I'll never buy this particular cover, but it does make for a sweet desktop background.

Mwynn
01-24-2010, 03:11 PM
with the content of most Marvel books, would they be appropriate material to leave out like you suggest?

Oh, and deadpool is a blood, hm? throwing up westside gang symbols. :whistlin:
Yes, it is better than destroying the books.

xombey
01-27-2010, 04:30 PM
is this legal tho? can a coca-cola ask retailers to send them pepsi six-packs in exchange for some promotional cherry coke?

xombey
01-27-2010, 04:37 PM
maybe i'm too old to read comix anymore. why would i want a secret decoder ring with my comic?

ponyrl
01-28-2010, 03:12 PM
Yes, it is better than destroying the books.
(never thought I'd hear myself say this)

But, what would be lost?

Mwynn
01-28-2010, 04:36 PM
(never thought I'd hear myself say this)

But, what would be lost?
That would be for you to decide.

I myself would never rip anything off of something someone else could read. All Marvel can do is trash them. If someone else could enjoy why rip it up?

ponyrl
01-28-2010, 06:12 PM
That would be for you to decide.

I myself would never rip anything off of something someone else could read. All Marvel can do is trash them. If someone else could enjoy why rip it up?
they could recycle the paper eco style.

Mwynn
01-28-2010, 06:55 PM
they could recycle the paper eco style.
That is still destroying something someone could read.