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    I don't think we need all the #1s we already have.
    But then we would never have any of the nearly-as-popular and almost-not-quite-as-lucrative Issue 2's!
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    We could make them all #2s instead.

    Should I make a scatalogical joke here?
    ... nah.

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    I've given this topic some thought, and I think I've come up with a solution that might make a majority of people happy (as if that's possible!)

    Every year of a title will be a "season", with each season being issue #'s 1-12 (or however many issues come out that year.

    Then next to the season #whatever, there can be a "shadow number" of how many total issues of that title there have actually been (like they did around 2004).

    So that would make the latest issue of Alpha Flight (off the top of my head, so I may be off a bit) "Season 2011, #4, #166.

    The companies get a yearly #1 boost and the people (like me) who actually like the longevity get their original numbering.

    Okay...now everyone tear it apart....go!

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    There were times when The Avengers (for example) had both their new and old numbering going at the same time.

    I think it worked.

    Wait, was I supposed to tear it apart?
    Sorry.

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    It's a tough one.

    Having new #1's makes sense, and not just from a speculative perspective as a #1 is a good jumping on point for new readers, either completely new to the medium or lapsed.

    The Season method should work well in a greater sense outside of the comics community, but the thing with seasons that stops them being confusing is that there's naturally a season break after the last episode where comics are a constant medium, churning out month after month.
    For a season method to work without confusing would require gaps in the publishing schedule.
    Although I do think it's a wiser way to go about things tan the way they are now.

    DC's current experiment is an odd one too as it's a partial reboot in places, ignoring continuity whereas not ignoring it in others.

    In short; comics are a strange beast.

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    Route 666?
    I don't know what you were going for with Arche--?

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    I think it worked.

    Wait, was I supposed to tear it apart?
    Always gots to be difficult, dontcha? lol

    I agree; this works for me, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    For a season method to work without confusing would require gaps in the publishing schedule.
    DC's current experiment is an odd one too as it's a partial reboot in places, ignoring continuity whereas not ignoring it in others.
    So, confusion not a problem then?

    I don't think a gap in the schedule would be required, though it might help.
    Then again, if you give each 'season' a story arc (or something), you can make the seasons flow unbroken from stories.
    Which would be great for the trades, too.

    So, in conclusion, don't force-feed your kids broccoli.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Rider View Post
    All comic books have gone to hell. And Archie where the continutity is very simple as they are a bunch of kids who go to school in Riverdale, (Still?) and it's probably not too long before a book as innocent as that will eventully fall to the grips of corpertization if it already haven't.
    I wondered if you were going for Archie.
    I'm sure it has already, but I don't read it so I don't know.

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    I don't really know what the companies should do about excessive # 1s or reboots or resets or whatever it is that they're doing. I just wonder, in this economy, with 52(?) new/restarted titles, how long will it be before there is a significant drop-off?
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    Why not start at 0, the π/4, π/2, 3π/4...
    Keep your stick on the ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokole View Post
    Why not start at 0, the π/4, π/2, 3π/4...
    That's a great idea! Make each issue number an increasingly complicated math equation. If a kid (or even an adult) wants to know what fershlugginer number issue they have, they'll have to learn math! Edutainment!

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    We could number them using the binary system, using the 8 bit computer system so the number box wouldn't get to big.
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    How about reverse numerical order? Starts off the series at number one million, then work your way backwards. That way, the writers would always know exactly how many issues they have left to wrap up any dangling plot lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath07 View Post
    How about reverse numerical order? Starts off the series at number one million, then work your way backwards. That way, the writers would always know exactly how many issues they have left to wrap up any dangling plot lines.
    They did that with 52. Starting at 52.

    ... didn't they?

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    They did that with 52. Starting at 52.

    ... didn't they?
    Not sure. Truth to tell, up until a couple of weeks ago, DC hadn't piqued my interest in a few years.

    Uh...52 was DC, right?
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