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Monday, January 22, 2007

Newspaper Spidey comics coming to an end

I’ve been enjoying the Spider-Man collectible comic books that have been running in the Sunday Gazette. But, alas, all good things come to an end.

The comics resulted from a partnership between News America Marketing and Marvel Comics and have been running in more than a hundred newspapers. The comics were supposed to run at least a year, with breaks on holiday weekends. But News America Marketing, which is a provider of newspaper-delivered and instore advertising and promotion, is pulling the plug. It wasn’t able to generate enough interest from national advertisers to cover the costs.

The last Spidey comic to run in The Gazette will be Feb. 25. (There won’t be an issue Feb. 18 because of the President’s Day holiday.)


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