Thursday, March 12, 2009

Why I am disgusted with you, America — Amazing Spider-man #583's sales

The Sales Estimates for January comic books came out today, and I am once again disgusted with you, America.

Obviously, "Amazing Spider-man #583" led the month in sales, with something like four or five printings of the issue where Marvel proved drawing Barack Obama = under-handed sales. Well, guess how many copies Marvel actually sold on that book?


The second-place book of the month was "Dark Avengers #1," with 118,546 sold.

Oh, and guess how many copies "Amazing Spider-man #582" sold? 59,916!

It doesn't take a math wiz to figure out Marvel sold almost 300,000 more copies than they should have, had "The House of Ideas" not had the idea to stick Mr. President into the book.

Multiply that by the $3.99 cover price on he book and you have "Amazing Spider-man #583" selling over $1,407,895!!!

And for that, I blame YOU America, for helping Marvel get away with this bottom of the barrel grab for money. You let it happen, and you perpetuated the sales strategy so that Marvel will end up doing it again.

I don't want to hear any more complaining about the economy, folks, not when America can spend over $1,407,895 on a drawing of President Obama.

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