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    Quote Originally Posted by jb681131 View Post
    !? on the contrairie, with internet
    No, COMIC BOOKS. The books that used to sit in front of childrens eyes and they would buy one for a dime and take it home to treasure forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skedatz View Post
    I've never really had problems finding comics. You can order them for delivery, digital, or some of the remaining local shops.

    If anything, I find it easier now more than ever to get comics.
    In 1975 there were13 stores in a 5 block radius from where I lived to buy comicbooks. How many do you have?
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    Even the highest selling non-anniversary, non-issue number one comic book sold barely over 200,000 copies in recent months. Action Comics #1000, which shipped with ten variant covers and had orders worldwide exceeding 500,000 copies; the North American first-month portion accounted for 450,000 copies. Dan Slott's Amazing Spider-Man #800 topped 410,000 copies in May.

    No single comic book has sold over a million copies since X-Men #1 in the 90's. Marvel's Star Wars #1 came close to the 1 million copies mark, just a few hundred short of the 1,000,000 copies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    Even the highest selling non-anniversary, non-issue number one comic book sold barely over 200,000 copies in recent months. Action Comics #1000, which shipped with ten variant covers and had orders worldwide exceeding 500,000 copies; the North American first-month portion accounted for 450,000 copies. Dan Slott's Amazing Spider-Man #800 topped 410,000 copies in May.

    No single comic book has sold over a million copies since X-Men #1 in the 90's. Marvel's Star Wars #1 came close to the 1 million copies mark, just a few hundred short of the 1,000,000 copies.
    Could market saturation be a factor? I wonder how many different monthly or biweekly series were on the stands in the 90's compared to now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    Even the highest selling non-anniversary, non-issue number one comic book sold barely over 200,000 copies in recent months. Action Comics #1000, which shipped with ten variant covers and had orders worldwide exceeding 500,000 copies; the North American first-month portion accounted for 450,000 copies. Dan Slott's Amazing Spider-Man #800 topped 410,000 copies in May.

    No single comic book has sold over a million copies since X-Men #1 in the 90's. Marvel's Star Wars #1 came close to the 1 million copies mark, just a few hundred short of the 1,000,000 copies.
    According to https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?SeriesID=3091, the 1963 Amazing Spiderman had a subscription of 242,781 and a print run of 554,248
    -just your run of the mill spider-man book

    Action Comics #327 1965 - print run of 716,000


    Adventures of the Fly (Fly Man) (1966) #37 - Yes the Fly Man
    Print Run 308,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate Starmie View Post
    Could market saturation be a factor? I wonder how many different monthly or biweekly series were on the stands in the 90's compared to now
    They published way too many comic books. In the 90's, Marvel used to publish over a hundred books a month, even some books a couple of weeks. Nobody could not afford to buy so many books in a month, unless you have the wallet of Donald Trump. So yes, the market saturated very badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Strain View Post
    There are many counties in the Unites States with no comics shops.
    True that, but there are no counties without internet. And without libraries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate Starmie View Post
    Could market saturation be a factor? I wonder how many different monthly or biweekly series were on the stands in the 90's compared to now
    the 1990's was saturated and it might be even more saturated now. Once publishers discovered that fans were buying back issues and reading them, they decided to plunder that market, and effectively killed the back issues market in the store front. Marvel, DC, Image, Malibu, etc ... they effectively killed the back issues market and the bins, and inadvertently killed the golden goose, IMO. Store were gambling with inventory and refusing to over buy product without having back issue bins to sell excess stock.
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    Considering parents tend to limit their kids' screen time, the internet probably doesn't do that much to get comics into the hands of kids.

    We've lost the impulse buy of an issue of a comic for the kids in the supermarket that we used to have. That's got to hurt kids getting into comics.

    For adults on the other hand, it's probably improved. TPBs and digital both have big advantages over floppies for adults with a decent income.

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