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  • Amazing X-Men #10 Sales Figures


    ICV2 have published the estimated sales figures for the month of August 2014, for Comic sales via Diamond to the North American Direct Market, which includes the placement of Amazing X-Men #10, the third part of World War Wendigo, guest-starring Alpha Flight:


    [table] [TR] [TD]55[/TD] [TD]32.45[/TD] [TD]AMAZING X-MEN #10[/TD] [TD]$3.99[/TD] [TD]MAR[/TD] [TD] 36,405[/TD] [/TR] [/table]
    and in previous months:

    AMAZING X-MEN #9 40,562
    AMAZING X-MEN #8 41,613

    AMAZING X-MEN #7 42,512
    AMAZING X-MEN #6 45,095
    AMAZING X-MEN #5 46,242
    AMAZING X-MEN #4 48,161
    AMAZING X-MEN #3 51,431

    A bit more of a drop than the previous rate, indicating that people may possibly have given the new creators/storyline as long as they're prepared to, losing 4157 readers since the last issue.


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    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Flightpath07's Avatar
      Flightpath07 -
      So...do people just have short attention spans, or...wait, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, right...or does almost every series of comics books drop in quality from issue to issue, starting with issue 2?
      I begin to see why short series are the way to go. I hate it, but I see why.
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      I wouldn't say it's a drop in quality, just a drop in readers.

      With a first issue, or a first issue of an arc or new creative team people will try the title out. If it isn't to their taste then they'll drop the book.
      With the way pre-ordering works subscribers are tied to 2-3 months worth of issues so that's naturally when you'll see a drop, or if they've just given it a few issues to see if they will like it this will help retailers judge how many to order for the shelf for casual purchases.

      I'm not a fan of the constant new #1's and trade-sized runs, but like you I do see it in a business sense.
    1. rplass's Avatar
      rplass -
      It's obvious the series is being kept alive by Alpha Flight, who are totally awesome, and that's why it's doing as well as it is. They should leave them in as permanent guest stars, or spin them off into their own book for v5.
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      That's a shame as #10 was a very good read. I'm surprised this book has been dropping so much as I loved it right from issue #1
    1. Phil's Avatar
      Phil -
      To be fair August was a bad month all round, and it still beat Hulk, Silver Surfer, Captain America etc...
    1. -K-M-'s Avatar
      -K-M- -
      I'm surprised it beat hulk and cap.

      Hulk has been struggling as of late, can't seem to catch his stride and goes through way to many reboots and relaunches I think it's actually hurting him

      i like the new silver surfer run, very Dr.who style and it's just fun. Not surprised it's not doing as well though.

      captain america only followed for abit. What I read was ok, but removed from my pull list as already had to many. I thought it was doing very well
    1. Le Messor's Avatar
      Le Messor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
      With a first issue, or a first issue of an arc or new creative team people will try the title out. If it isn't to their taste then they'll drop the book.
      With the way pre-ordering works subscribers are tied to 2-3 months worth of issues so that's naturally when you'll see a drop,
      I was inclined to agree with FP's short attention span theory, but this makes a lot more sense, and doesn't cause cynicism in laboratory rats.

      ~ Le Messor
      "Never murder a man who is committing suicide."
      ~ Woodrow Wilson