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    Phil can give a more detailed analysis, but I would hazard that DC's 52 has had an adverse effect on sales and a true reflection on how AF is doing will not been seen before November.

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    Fiorello: I no like-a the second party, either.
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    It didnt even make the top 100? not good.

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    i know phil even said after augusts sales that dc's launch is going to push everything down. he was right. i fully expect alpha to be right behind x-factor (which is no. 100) and again, like phil the prophet stated, the main thing is going to be the number sold, as long as it keeps it readership around the same level, it should be good. the reason that second tier books like x-factor and thunderbolts have stuck around is they have a niche and a consistent sales level.


    at least, i hope.

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    Yeah, a lot of people are buying DC's 52 who wouldn't have normally. That's gotta ruin the bell curve.

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    Yeah, the placement is pretty much null & void this month, and for the next few possibly.
    Sales figures will count and they should be out via ICv2's Top 300 soon, or possibly later depending on NYCC.

    The thing to look at though is that all DC #1's were returnable, meaning retailers could take a chance on over-ordering and be able to return any unsold units for credit, rather than have them mounting up as dollar-bin territory so the numbers are phantom numbers, as will the next few be with reprints and variants included.

    The fact that #4's dropped below X-Factor is not a good sign though.
    Looks like the Wolverine appearance can't come quick enough! *sighs*

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    Doesn't matter to me where Alpha Flight lands on the list. I know it's completely awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    Yeah, a lot of people are buying DC's 52 who wouldn't have normally. That's gotta ruin the bell curve.

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    More people buy #1's than any other books, most of them don't even stick it out through the whole series. Back in the 90's books like Deathlok #1 would out sell big hitters just because of the gimik of being a first issue and the "collectors" would run out and but 20 copies of these books so that they could sell at a later point in time and hope to make a killing. But the sad truth to it is that these books are worthless if the series dose not continue, or the fact that there have been so many printed and that there are about 500 people who are thinking the same thing that they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Rider View Post
    More people buy #1's than any other books, most of them don't even stick it out through the whole series. Back in the 90's books like Deathlok #1 would out sell big hitters just because of the gimik of being a first issue and the "collectors" would run out and but 20 copies of these books so that they could sell at a later point in time and hope to make a killing. But the sad truth to it is that these books are worthless if the series dose not continue, or the fact that there have been so many printed and that there are about 500 people who are thinking the same thing that they are.
    I think we should convince Marvel to number each and every issue of Alpha Flight, "Issue # 1".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
    I think we should convince Marvel to number each and every issue of Alpha Flight, "Issue # 1".
    I'm expecting a time when that will be standard for every comic.

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    That's a lot of # 1s! If I thought that # 1s were really, really special these days, that would be an awful lot of comic goodness.

    I can only afford (and I am only interested in) Alpha Flight, though. So, if the stories are good and the artwork is good and the story-telling is excellent, Alpha Flight will be well worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
    I think we should convince Marvel to number each and every issue of Alpha Flight, "Issue # 1".
    That could get abie confusing.
    Customer "I'd like to buy Alpha Flight #1 Pleasae"
    Store owner "eeerrr, which one? #1 vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, or #1 from this month, or #1 from last month?"
    Customer "I don't know? Which one is the real #1?"
    Store owner "Well, vol 1 is considered to be the true #1, but due to vol 3 #12 they went back in time and brought them in to the present, So maybe vol 4 #1 is the real #1?"
    Customer "Well which one dose it have when Guardian dies in?"
    Store owner "Well he did die in vol 1 #12, but came back in #25 vol 1 but it was turned out to be a fake, but then his wife heather took the name Guardian, but she never died, and the original Guardian came back in #88 vol 1 but died again in #100 vol 1, but came back again in #129 vol 1. There was a clone of the original Guardian in vol 2, but he died, then the original Guardian along with his wife who is the second Guardian and with most of Alpha Flight died in the new Avengers, but the came back."
    Customer "...oh, What did I come here for again?"
    Store Owner " I don't know...why am I here again?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Rider View Post
    That could get abie confusing.
    Customer "I'd like to buy Alpha Flight #1 Pleasae"
    Store owner "eeerrr, which one? #1 vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, or #1 from this month, or #1 from last month?"
    Comics are already like that. Ever tried buying the New Mutants issues in the Appearances threads?

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    Alpha Rider, that was hysterical Thanks for the huge LOL!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Messor View Post
    Comics are already like that. Ever tried buying the New Mutants issues in the Appearances threads?

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    True enough, but we don't need a string of #1s every month for the same title every month. And don't get me started on Ghost Rider. Wow that thing will make X-men seem like Arche... Oh wait he's gone down that route too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Rider View Post
    True enough, but we don't need a string of #1s every month for the same title every month.
    Yeah, I agree. I don't think we need all the #1s we already have.
    But I've gotta say, in thinking about this thread - what DC did? It worked. It sold comics.
    They haven't forgotten.

    They have, however, forgotten what keeps people reading!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Rider View Post
    And don't get me started on Ghost Rider. Wow that thing will make X-men seem like Arche... Oh wait he's gone down that route too.
    Route 666?
    I don't know what you were going for with Arche--?

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