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  1. If 4th World is the one on Long Island, I have to say that when I lived out there and started collecting in the '80s, it was one of my regulars, and is a great store.
  2. Yep. Saw the Bleeding Cool article with the info on new series as well. I like what I've seen them announce so far
  3. I think this is a good take. The difference between Valiant and Hellboy, though, is that Valiant is a full shared superhero universe, like Marvel and DC. I know there are some Hellboy spinoffs, but since Mignola is writing everything I wouldn't say that it's comparable. Valiant stands to gain by pulling in Marvel and DC readers/collectors if a movie is received well (something that, percentage-wise, was more of a challenge for Marvel and DC, since current readers/collectors are already very familiar with Marvel and DC, and movies don't seem to do much to convert non-comic readers into readers). But, Valiant has to have a selection of high-quality new offerings for that to happen. Hopefully there will be solid creative teams on all of the books in the Valiant 2020 initiative.
  4. Do any of the listings for Imperium variants look like this?
  5. Apparently it's not obvious to everyone, since it's been posted multiple times that you can't determine anything by the ratios. And I'm talking availability, not print numbers. But logically, it doesn't make sense for a company to print huge amounts in excess if they're not going to distribute them. Yes, we have evidence of variant sales after the initial distribution, and giveaways at retailer presentations. And it's important to incorporate that information into any estimate of how many books might be available on the after-market. I don't think it makes business sense to store books indefinitely in a warehouse, so I think it's safe after some period of time to assume that there isn't an additional stockpile somewhere.
  6. There's something called algebra which would allow you to very easily come up with a formula to break the big number down. But I get that that wouldn't take ordering differences into the equation. Here's an easy question; Let's say that in a run of 10 issues of a comic, every issue had a 1:10 variant and a 1:20 variant. Barring information that these variants were distributed in an additional way, would you expect there to be more 1:10 or 1:20 variants available on the market? Why?
  7. I never suggested that a simple equation is going to give you an exact, reliable number. Yes, the higher the ratio, the harder it would be to determine how many incentives were distributed, based on the sales estimates. It makes sense that a retailer that normally orders 20 copies of a book will push up an order to get a 1:25 incentive, but perhaps not a 1:50 or 1:100 (unless someone orders one and the additional regular versions are essentially paid for). But it's a starting point.
  8. I'm having no trouble discerning opinions from facts, thanks.
  9. The higher the ratio, the less likely the number of copies distributed is going to align with that proportion of the sales, true. Some stores just don't do the volume to justify ordering enough to get the higher ratio variants