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Didn't they just do away with all the relaunch numbering and switch back to the old numbering??

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Yes

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Welcome to hell (aka trying to organize your comic collection).

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Wow. That allows Marvel to have its cake and eat it too. 

They can reboot to get #1 issue sales whenever they want and just tell the anger fan that the legacy number is still there. Smart. 

I fell off the Spider-Man train with Slott. Just didn’t care for his stories. I am, however, pumped for this new team.  Big big fan of Ryan Ottley. 

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On 7/5/2018 at 10:58 AM, ygogolak said:

They are having both on the cover. The legacy numbering will be below and smaller. You can kind of see it on this cover for example: https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/topic/386506-celebrate-dellotto/?do=findComment&comment=10292420

How much smaller?

I can't see it(shrug)

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Might as well have every issue numbered #1 as long as the legacy number is somewhere on the cover.:insane:

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1 hour ago, Broke as a Joke said:

Might as well have every issue numbered #1 as long as the legacy number is somewhere on the cover.:insane:

(tsk) Not every issue can be #1, some have to be #X00.

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ba da boom!

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Marvel probably has data that shows #1 issues sell XX% more than #random so the natural conclusion (as someone already mentioned) is for every issue to be a #1. They can release 99 #1's in a row, followed by #X00, that's the way to optimize sales. Ignore what your customers are telling you, ignore that Uncanny X-Men somehow went 544 issues without a restart (and during much of that span outsold current titles by an order of magnitude or more), just listen to the marketing department.

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Coffin Comics does this with one of their titles. Every issue is #1, even though it's a continuous storyline. We are seeing things happening that we used to joke about but thought we knew it wouldn't really happen because it would be too stupid

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14 hours ago, marvelcollector said:

How much smaller?

I can't see it(shrug)

 

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9 hours ago, ygogolak said:

 

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Ah, ok.

Thanks.

Seems like a decent compromise. 

Now, if they would start writing good stories again...

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1 hour ago, marvelcollector said:

Now, if they would start writing good stories again...

Whoa, whoa, whoa.....let's not get crazy here.  I personally have zero faith in Nick Spencer after Secret Empire.  That could have been a 2 part 'What If' story far as I am concerned.   Good old Cosmic Cube!  Always there to bail out a terrible storyline. 

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54 minutes ago, Mercury Man said:

Whoa, whoa, whoa.....let's not get crazy here.  I personally have zero faith in Nick Spencer after Secret Empire.  That could have been a 2 part 'What If' story far as I am concerned.   Good old Cosmic Cube!  Always there to bail out a terrible storyline. 

Dan Slott followed by Nick Spencer.....:facepalm:

ASM main series hasn't been good for a decaded. The Superior change was decent, but not enough to solidify his run.

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I'm sufficiently satisfied with the dual-number system. Reminds me of the end of Vol.2 just before they switched back with #500. I liked Slott's run for the most part, but it was time for a change. It ended well I thought. I liked Spencer's Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Not many people read it, but it was pretty good. Getting ready to crack this #802 open now for a read. If you're looking for top-notch new books, check out the newest Venom run by Donny Cates & Hulk by Al Ewing. 

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I think the dual numbering is a winner.. We can keep our long term arc and newcomers can feel confident of a jump on point..   So much better and easier to understand for for all. 

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Just read it last night.  If Nick Spencer can avoid his overt political social justice garbage, I will give him a shot on this title.  

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