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Friday, January 11, 2008

The retailers react

Newsarama has a nice overview of retailer reaction to Spider-Man’s “One More Day.” Not surprisingly, retailers are hearing from a lot of customers unhappy about the turn of events in Spider-Man’s life. The question is whether how many carry out their threats to drop Spidey. Aside from the controversy, all the retailers agree that dropping the two other monthly Spider-Man titles and boosting “Amazing” to three times a month should help sales. There also seems to be agreement that the new Spider-Man status quo is intended to draw in new readers, at the risk of driving away some of us aging fanboys. A reasonable goal, I guess, though you still have to get those newbies into comic-book shops.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Comic Guy2 said...

When reading the article you referenced, it seems like marvels main concern is going to be profits and not what fans want from Spidey. I don't plan to get back to Spiderman for a while. I am not ready to accept this last slight from them. It just seemed like a slap in the face to this long time fan of Spidey.

4:04 PM

 
Blogger Bill Radford said...

I'm still reading, though I'm not really sure why. Curious, I guess.

2:30 PM

 

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