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Old 11-30-18, 05:56 PM
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Yeah, I feel like the #4s had just arrived, and boom, all the #5s showed up the same day.
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FYI - Due to production issues, the 4 books will be released on the same day from now on. Probably the second or third week of the month. Once DC gets through these issues, they'll return to the staggered format (including two new titles in February).


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Archie on the other hand canceled their Marvel Digest books they were releasing on Newsstands. My guess is that the price point of $6.99 was too high for this project.
Archie probably charged more to recoup costs from licensing Marvel properties.
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The two new titles are Flash and still undetermined 6th title iirc. I’m hoping for an anthology title.
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I'm hoping for Adventure Comics but it'll probably be Wonder Woman.
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I'm hoping for Adventure Comics but it'll probably be Wonder Woman.
That be great, I have very fond memories of the early 80s(?) when Adventure Comics was a giant size dollar anthology title.

I guess Iím wrong, because the marketing geniuses at the big two never do it anymore, but Iíve always thought an anthology title marketed to kids and new readers would earn them long-term customers. Keep the stories short and geared towards current pop culture and the hot shows or movies, throw in a variety of characters and genres to expose them to the wide range of DC continuity, price it affordably. Even if you lose money short term it builds readers.
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Old 12-22-18, 11:17 AM
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Target is getting a 100 page exclusive to tie in with Funko's Primal Age toy line.

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Old 12-22-18, 11:52 AM
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Target is getting a 100 page exclusive to tie in with Funko's Primal Age toy line.

Are this out now?
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Old 12-22-18, 12:22 PM
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Not yet. I've reached out to DC to get a date.
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Old 12-22-18, 03:46 PM
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I still haven't seen a Batman #5 in my area this month.
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Old 12-23-18, 01:23 PM
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I still haven't seen a Batman #5 in my area this month.
I found all of the #6 issues Friday night at Walmart.
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^ And I just found all four #6s today. All the older stuff was gone.
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I finally got Batman #5.
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Old 12-26-18, 08:49 PM
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Haven't seen any issue 6 in my area
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Right after finding Batman #5, today I found all four #6 issues.
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Found all issue #6. Also, Marvel has released new 3-packs of recent books at Wal-Mart with the top book being a Wal-Mart cover variant for some reason. The Marvel 3-packs are $8 each, which is expensive as hell.
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Not only that, those Marvel 3-packs are recent titles too. Comic retailers are losing their minds because of it. Now a potential customer can buy 3 Marvel books at Wal-Mart for $8 instead of picking them up for $20 at one of their stores.

All my local Wal-Marts have the #6s in. All previous issues are gone.
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Old 12-28-18, 01:07 AM
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Not only that, those Marvel 3-packs are recent titles too. Comic retailers are losing their minds because of it. Now a potential customer can buy 3 Marvel books at Wal-Mart for $8 instead of picking them up for $20 at one of their stores.

All my local Wal-Marts have the #6s in. All previous issues are gone.
Wait, three comics for 20 bucks? When did they go up to 6.50 a piece?
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Old 12-31-18, 11:46 AM
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Marvel likes to make their first issues (which they have a lot of) to $4.99 nowadays. Then whenever there's an anniversary (Fantastic Four #650, Avengers #700), they pump it more - $7.99 and $5.99. Sometimes, they release a bulky book for no reason and charge upwards of $5.99 for it (some Deadpool books last year).

Most of these books are now in the Wal-Mart packs for $8. Again, retailers are pissed because these are very recent books.
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Old 12-31-18, 11:50 AM
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Marvel likes to make their first issues (which they have a lot of) to $4.99 nowadays. Then whenever there's an anniversary (Fantastic Four #650, Avengers #700), they pump it more - $7.99 and $5.99. Sometimes, they release a bulky book for no reason and charge upwards of $5.99 for it (some Deadpool books last year).

Most of these books are now in the Wal-Mart packs for $8. Again, retailers are pissed because these are very recent books.
How recent? Unless they're only a month or so old, I think it can only help them (if someone reads the issue and is actually hooked on the book). The people who pay five bucks or more in store are going to have bought the book at their LCBS already, they're not selling backstock of something like that months later. Now if Marvel consistently did this, and collectors changed buying habits, that'd be one thing, but I'd assume not only is the selection hit and miss (as to what's in it or whether you can even find it), but most collectors will be more anal about condition and I can't see these being in great condition off the racks.

But I can understand the outrage. Just realistically I don't think this is taking away sales.

Also holy crap I'm glad I'm off the monthly drip.
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If you’re ok with digital collections and can wait a few months, you can own every comic book for about 50 cents each. Can’t imagine buying from a local shop with no or tiny discounts. Go ahead and cling to your precious paper and buy 5 books a month for almost $20. I’ll spend the same amount and have 40 books.
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Old 12-31-18, 12:40 PM
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If youíre ok with digital collections and can wait a few months, you can own every comic book for about 50 cents each. Canít imagine buying from a local shop with no or tiny discounts. Go ahead and cling to your precious paper and buy 5 books a month for almost $20. Iíll spend the same amount and have 40 books.
But what happens if comixology goes out of business and takes all your digital content away with it...

99c I can see, how do you get to 50c (unless you're talking collections or something)
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How recent? Unless they're only a month or so old, I think it can only help them (if someone reads the issue and is actually hooked on the book). The people who pay five bucks or more in store are going to have bought the book at their LCBS already, they're not selling backstock of something like that months later. Now if Marvel consistently did this, and collectors changed buying habits, that'd be one thing, but I'd assume not only is the selection hit and miss (as to what's in it or whether you can even find it), but most collectors will be more anal about condition and I can't see these being in great condition off the racks.

But I can understand the outrage. Just realistically I don't think this is taking away sales.

Also holy crap I'm glad I'm off the monthly drip.
Correction - I miswrote the price on these books. It's actually 3 new Marvel books for $5. Not $8.

Uncanny X-Men #1 and Fantastic Four #3 only 2 months old, and Avengers #10 (#700) even newer. The price point of $5 for each pack makes the three comics cheaper then just buying Avengers #10 on its own.

THere's a mixture of older books like the lenticular covers that never sold. Plus a couple of First Print books that went into Second Printing (Venom Annual #1, Spider-Geddon #1).

For me, I'd prefer to pick these up at the comic store because there's no way these will be in NM condition.

Congrats on staying away from the monthly haul. At this point, I don't think I'll ever be able to stay away.

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But what happens if comixology goes out of business and takes all your digital content away with it...
Iíll curse a lot, then make a list of everything I ever bought, and consider them fair game on the torrents. Other than that doomsday scenario, Iíll never illegally download books though.
99c I can see, how do you get to 50c (unless you're talking collections or something)
I did singles on Comixology for years, never paid more than 80 cents each for most, but often much less with bundles. You have 20% off via using discounted itunes cards, or now the Comixology Unlimited discount of up to 15%. But yes, Iíve now switched over to buying mostly digital collections. So much cheaper that way.....
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Correction - I miswrote the price on these books. It's actually 3 new Marvel books for $5. Not $8.

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All wal-marts around my area have it for $8 and it seems that's the price for the majority of the country. Of course YMMV
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All wal-marts around my area have it for $8 and it seems that's the price for the majority of the country. Of course YMMV
Then that's a my bad on my bad. I thought they were $8 but when I was at Wal-Mart today, I noticed the price under the shelf was $4.98 and assumed I made a mistake the first time. I guess they were put in one of the DC spots.

Nothing to see here. Move along.
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