Following Marvel Comics getting crushed by DC Comics in terms of comic book sales, per the norm, Marvel is relaunching brand new #1 titles for November, one of which is Avengers #1, and it comes with more than a half dozen covers.
We see the price on Avengers #1 is still rather high, coming in at five bucks, while DC has actually lowered all their prices back to $2.99.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming months. DC has actually seen the amount of comics ordered increase, which is opposite of the typical comic book market. Normally, sales by issue six or so are a shadow of the first issue’s sales. Marvel likes to tip the scales with a gazillion variant covers as well as adding issues to various geek box subscriptions which artificially inflates sales for the issue; however, as noted, the number of actual readers who stick around is only a small percentage, hence the reason why Marvel keeps relaunching.
I’ve said it before, fans are getting tired of characters and stories being shoved down their throats by Marvel. DC is taking a fan-friendly approach to their publishing, which is working; eventually Marvel has to do the same if they want to compete — making us all winners in the long haul.
MARK WAID (W) • MIKE DEL MUNDO (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Cover by TBA
Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant Cover by TBA
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by TBA
Action Figure Vision Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Divided We Stand Variant Cover by TBA
Blank Variant Cover Also Available
The time has come! Their ranks shattered by Civil War, their spirits weighted down by
a toll both personal and spiritual, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must find the resolve to stand united one final time against their greatest foe! Captain America! Thor! The Vision! The Wasp! Spider-Man! Hercules! When the dust settles, not a one of these valiant heroes will make it to the final page alive! This is KANG WAR ONE!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99