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@thor_parker82: oh in that sense I agree with you. I definitely don't think you can get the full background of any of those characters in just 3 stories the way you can with Kraven - probably because of how much more popular and often used they are.

Additionally, Kraven was never treated as a truly serious villain after the Lee/Romita era up until Last Hunt. It wasn't until that story that he was defined as a genuine threat to Peter, and honestly I think bringing him back in Grim Hunt was a huge mistake. Sure, we got a great story out of Hunted and a good commentary on Kraven's character, but I feel like Spencer's had to spend too much time fixing the mistakes of other creative types. It's fantastic stuff, don't get me wrong, but I wish he didn't have to course correct when it's his new stuff and his take on Spidey and his supporting cast where he truly shines.

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A personal message from Dan Slott about the idea of Spider-Man in a relationship with a super heroine:

Darthfury78,

I know it's a favorite subject of yours. But, honestly, Peter Parker hooking up w/ a super hero just isn't going to happen-- same for a character that's deeply entrenched in another book/universe/dimension's continuity. The main reasons are (though I know you don't agree...)

1. It takes something out of the soap opera column of Peter Parker's life-- and puts it onto the Spider-Man side.

Part of the fun of a monthly Spider-Man title is watching the juxtaposition of Peter's normal life and his Spider-Man life. If you borrow such a big piece from the Peter-side and place it on the Spidey-side, you really don't leave that much for Peter to do.

2. It makes Spidey's super hero life a little easier too-- by having such easy, quick access to another hero.

3. Other continuities/dimensions/titles having such a large effect on Peter Parker's personal life is, at times, a little to "inside baseball" and intimidating to both new readers and fans who JUST want to read about Spidey in his own book.

While a super villain/super hero romance might be a fun shake up in the short term-- trust me-- you are NOT going to see a relationship like that happening as an ongoing status quo.

I have zero idea what the relevance to this thread is, but whatever.

Things happen Friday, by the way.

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@ursaber said:
@Elbarto17 said:

Sure, not disputing that, but they didn't neglect or insult the character.

And to be frank, we can all say that MJ was a party animal when she was in college, and now they're adults. She can't be clubbing in her 20s without a job, i know it from experience LOL

Nor am I disputing that. Just a little disappointed this Mary Jane strayed too far from my expectations (and a little bit cause both Peter and MJ had some fugly faces lol)

She can still have fun. This Mary Jane was completely career focused. MJ has always had this kind of balance where she finds time for her career and to have a good time as well.

I don't think you realize just how time-consuming being a reporter is, especially in the now omni-present 24 hour news cycle. You either need to be all in on the job, or not at all. Plus, this is post-college MJ, so she might've gotten the party girl out of her system before totally going all-in on her career. A lot of people I know personally have been like that during their lives, where they party hard during college but then buckle down when they go out into the real world. I know it's a bit of a departure from what we traditionally associate with MJ, but in this particular line of work it proves she has the tenacity if not the sass to have a career she enjoys.

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A Return to One More Day and the Spider-Marriage With Amazing Spider-Man #29? (Spoilers)

And the penny drops...

Bleeding Cool has learned that Amazing Spider-Man will be revisiting this storyline in September. No Mephisto, at least not yet, but with Mary Jane about to take a major TV acting role in Hollywood while Peter Parker is working at the university in New York again, it looks like something may be rearing its head to keep them together…

My guess.

Peter proposes and they get engaged again

I just hope we get some more Peter centric storylines. So far, Spencer has been completely skewing the Peter/Spider-Man balance to the point we haven't really seen what's happening in Peter's life since Amazing Spider-Man #5. I mean, we got confirmation that Peter accepted Dr. Connors' offer in Ghost Spider and Squirrel Girl before we saw it in Amazing Spider-Man....

Part of the cause of a lack of Peter-cetric stories was, I think, Hunted. Nearly a third of Spencer's entire run so far has been dedicated to Hunted, which was by far more dedicated to Spider-Man than it was to Peter. I'd also argue that ASM 6 and 7 were also Peter-centric, despite being in the Bar With No Name.

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@marvelman92 I simply don't give a s*it about Carnage or this event, that's it. Carnage for me peaked in the 90s and his last good story was in Spider-Girl when he possessed Benjy.

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Pere Perez Replaces Ken Lashley on Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #12

Even if you don't really care about Carnage, I would at least see about getting it on serious discount if you can on digital when it goes on sale; Stegman's art alone was well worth the 7 dollar price tag, but I suppose it helps that I'm heavily invested in the Knull storyline, less so its connecting parts. (I was sincerely disappointed by Silver Surfer: Black and I dropped Guardians of the Galaxy after a bunch of problems became overly apparent.)

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Fantastic Five #5 (of 5)

"Over to You"

Writer: Neil Bogenrieder

Assistant Writer: Nerd Wonder

Editor: Mohammed Jaafar

Note: This was a fun one for me. As the chapter summary indicates, this isn't the end yet. Rather, it's the stepping stone going forward, and starts to set the stage for the new long-term story going forward. As somebody who has seen the whole thing (Well, I made it, so duh) I think you're gonna love the thought put into this.

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Hey Man. Sorry If I Haven't Checked Out Your Latest Issue. I've Been Pretty Busy. But, Now That I See It. All I Have To Say Is.....Wow...This Was So Awesome, So Beautiful, And So Heartfelt!!!!!!!! Really Love How Reed Tricked Archon. He Really Thought He Had All That Power He Could Ever Want. And Like Reed Said, Archon Was Foolish And Careless To Realize His Victory Was A Sham. Like How Reed Wanted. Speaking Of Which, Really Love The Moment That They Have. So, The Question Is Was That You Talking To Them. The Same Way Kirby Was Talking To The Heroes? I Also Love How Much Peter Cared For The Family. It Was Really Sweet. Really Love His Mments With His Family. So Nice And Beautiful. Really Love How You Capture The Family Dynamic. Really Love Another Reference To Transformers. Makes Me Hope That Marvel Gets The Rights Soon Especially With Them Having Death Head And Some Certain Race. Also Heard That Space Knight Was Referenced With Something Rhyming With Room(Think It Was Crom Or Something). But, I Also Really Love The Ending And Am Really Interested To See How You Pull Off The Maker. And Since He's Here And The Other Is In The 616 Universe, Are There Now More Than One Of Him? Wonder If We Might Get A Council Of Them Soon. I Always Wanted To See His Backstory Played Out since That Reed Never Had An Easier Life As The Real Reed Had. Anyway, Really Brilliant Issue. Really Cannot Wait To See All This Continue!!!!!!!

Also, Questions:

How Old Are Franklin And Valeria Now Since Then? I Mean, As Time Moves On, Are They Older Now? They Should Be Old Now.

Are We Gonna See The Maker Soon In Any Story?

Are We Gonna See Norman Soon. The Guy Is A Really Brilliant Villain And It's A Shame With His Potential, He's Still Underrated. So, Are We Gonna Expect To See A Storyline With Norman In The Near Future And Are We Gonna Expect To See Anything Heavy?

-Nope. I will always maintain that Norman is better off resting and waiting to be used; he's far more dangerous as the devil you know, especially as one that Peter has no idea where he is. (Which is scary, considering that in this universe Peter has started keeping tabs on most of his threats post-FNSM and operating more as a handler for the Young Avengers, and Cindy in particular.

-Franklin is around ten as of the last issue of FF. Valeria is somewhere around fix or six. Sliding timescale shenanigans make it a bit complicated to nail down the precise, pre-Hickman Secret Wars age of the two, so that's my rough shot in the dark.

-The entire crux of the issue was that you can't manipulate the laws of metaphysics; at least, not with precision, it's just a scoop and hoping you happen to hit what you wanted along the way, at least from the in-universe laws. Even Reed understood that, so he created the Chekhov's Gun that would fire, but not in the right way that the Archons predicted. Once you pass the barrier through metaspace, you have a more refined method of control that offers better precision.

The Maker is a weird one. He's going to be our main overarching threat going forward, and we'll be checking up on him every so often to see how he's doing, even if you don't realize it at first. If needed, I'll be making a comprehensive guide explaining his presence in this universe and how he operates, as well as announcing our newest addition to the Friendly Neighborhood Universe titles, as well as something of a roadmap that shows where we're going and where we've already been. At least, if it's wanted by the community.

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#9 Posted by QuilSniv (460 posts) - - Show Bio

Waid's Doc Strange is great right now. I may not like the guy's online behavior, but it doesn't mean I won't give the guy credit when he absolutely nails it. He, Ewing and Zub hit it out of the park with their weekly sagas in No Surrender and No Road Home, and I think the problem that stemmed out of his ANAD Avengers and Champions was his inability to write kid heroes and putting them in completely idiotic situations.

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Marvel's Xs Hit the Spot In Positive July 2019 for Comic Book Sales

By Michael Doran, Managing EditorAugust 9, 2019 08:00am ET

Credit: Marvel Comics

The start of Jonathan Hickman's reinvention Marvel X-Men franchise helped comic book sales in July post positive gains over the same month last year, and now Direct Market sales for 2019 are just a fraction over 2018's total through July.

Credit: Pepe Larraz/Marte Gracia/Tom Muller (Marvel Comics)

According to figures released by Diamond Comic Distributors Friday morning, Hickman's House of X #1 and Powers of X #1were the two best-selling comic book titles of July, followed by Amazing Spider-Man #25, three of five Marvel titles in the Top 10 in terms of units shipped.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #193, the surprise final issue of the long-running Image Comics series, ranked #4 in units.

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DC had the remaining four titles in the units Top Ten, all Batman titles, including Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman: The Last Knight on Earth #2 at #5.

Credit: Lee Bermejo (DC Comics)

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's The Joker from DC’s Black Label imprint was July's best-selling graphic novel by units.

As is now (and again) per usual, Marvel was July's top publisher with a 41.38% dollar share and a 45.49% unit share. DC was their usual second with a 26.79% dollar share and a 27.63% unit share. Image was third with an 8.43% dollar share and a 8.64% unit share.

July's 6.91% increase over July 2018 sales, powered by a 12.83% gain in graphic novel sales helped 2019 YTD sales leapfrog 2018, although that increases are aided by July's five shipping weeks compared to last year's four. Through July overall dollars sales are up 0.63% over last year, although down 4.50% in units.

What does John Jackson Miller of Comichron make of the more or less static nature of Direct Market comic book sales the last 19 months?

"Value judgments are tough to avoid in describing economic activity: one person's 'stable' is another person's 'stagnant.' Much depends on expectations: if you think comics stores should be proliferating like sandwich shops, then 'flat' is a bad word. If you think over-fast growth often leads to chaos, 'steady' sounds just fine.

"The Comichron position is often seen as defaulting toward the positive, but it's a bit more nuanced than that. For the last 20 years, monthly periodical sales in comics shops have oscillated around a mean of about 7 million copies a month — all while the dollar volume of the comics market overall has nearly tripled thanks to graphic novels collecting those monthly comics. If you believe that a desirable level of comics sales is 'whatever allows Direct Market stores to subsidize the serialization of enough stories to keep the bookshelves full,' then sales volume has clearly hit that level most years, and 'unchanged' is, very much, 'stable.' (Inherent in that is the strong belief that serialization is not just a necessary part of the publishers' toolkit, but a valuable one; monthly comics amortize as they advertise, and feed a secondary market which many retailers also realize revenue from.) "

Check out Comichron's full take on July 2019 sales here.

The July 2019 Market Share, Comparative Sales Data, New Titles Shipped and Top 10 Comic Books Units and Dollars and Top 10 Graphic Novels Units and Dollars charts can be seen below:

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE

PUBLISHER

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

41.38%

DC COMICS

26.79%

IMAGE COMICS

8.43%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.22%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.10%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.31%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.05%

VIZ MEDIA

1.51%

TITAN COMICS

0.74%

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

0.68%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.80%

UNIT MARKET SHARE

PUBLISHER

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

45.49%

DC COMICS

27.63%

IMAGE COMICS

8.64%

IDW PUBLISHING

3.99%

DARK HORSE COMICS

2.42%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.19%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.86%

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

0.75%

TITAN COMICS

0.68%

VIZ MEDIA

0.58%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

5.77%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

JULY 2019 VS. JUNE 2019

COMICS

15.75%

12.25%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

5.58%

4.42%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

12.93%

11.72%

TOYS

48.78%

61.20%

JULY 2019 VS. JULY 2018

COMICS

4.99%

-0.73%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

12.83%

0.08%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

6.91%

-0.68%

TOYS

72.30%

84.85%

YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018

COMICS

0.97%

-4.36%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-0.25%

-6.20%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

0.63%

-4.50%

TOYS

32.17%

35.90%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS
SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS
SHIPPED

MAGAZINES
SHIPPED

TOTAL
SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

105

45

0

150

DC

86

24

0

110

IDW PUBLISHING

45

20

0

65

IMAGE COMICS

50

10

0

60

DARK HORSE COMICS

18

20

0

38

BOOM! STUDIOS

15

16

0

31

VIZ MEDIA LLC

0

23

0

23

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

16

5

0

21

ARCHIE COMICS

13

3

0

16

ONI PRESS

4

5

0

9

OTHER NON-TOP 10

143

150

23

316

TOTAL

495

321

23

839

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

HOUSE OF X #1

$5.99

MAR

2

POWERS OF X #1

$5.99

MAR

3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25

$7.99

MAR

4

THE WALKING DEAD #193 (MR) [*]

$3.99

IMA

5

BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #2

$5.99

DC

6

BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #1

$4.99

DC

7

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #7

$4.99

DC

8

BLACK CAT #2

$3.99

MAR

9

IMMORTAL HULK #20

$3.99

MAR

10

BATMAN #74

$3.99

DC

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

HOUSE OF X #1

$5.99

MAR

2

POWERS OF X #1

$5.99

MAR

3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25

$7.99

MAR

4

BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #2

$5.99

DC

5

THE WALKING DEAD #193 (MR) [*]

$3.99

IMA

6

BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #1

$4.99

DC

7

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #7

$4.99

DC

8

BLACK CAT #2

$3.99

MAR

9

IMMORTAL HULK #20

$3.99

MAR

10

VAMPIRELLA #1 [*]

$3.99

DE

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

THE JOKER TP

$14.99

DC

2

BAD WEEKEND HC (MR)

$16.99

IMA

3

DEADLY CLASS VOL. 8: NEVER GO BACK TP (MR)

$16.99

IMA

4

THEY CALLED US ENEMY TP

$19.99

IDW

5

ADVENTURE ZONE VOL. 2: MURDER ON ROCKPORT LIMITED GN

$19.99

FIR

6

DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE TP

$9.99

DC

7

CONAN THE BARBARIAN VOL. 1: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CONAN BOOK ONE TP

$19.99

MAR

8

MILES MORALES VOL. 1: STRAIGHT OUT OF BROOKLYN TP

$17.99

MAR

9

DIE DIE DIE VOL. 1 TP (MR)

$19.99

IMA

10

DAREDEVIL BY CHIP ZDARSKY VOL. 1: KNOW FEAR TP

$15.99

MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

CONAN THE BARBARIAN: ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

$125.00

MAR

2

THE JOKER TP

$14.99

DC

3

MONSTRESS VOLUME 1 HC (MR)

$49.99

IMA

4

BAD WEEKEND HC (MR)

$16.99

IMA

5

DC UNIVERSE: BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS BY JACK KIRBY HC

$150.00

DC

6

ADVENTURE ZONE VOL. 2: MURDER ON ROCKPORT LIMITED GN

$19.99

FIR

7

THEY CALLED US ENEMY TP

$19.99

IDW

8

SUPERMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 6 HC

$125.00

DC

9

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 11 HC

$75.00

MAR

10

THANOS BY DONNY CATES HC

$34.99

MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 49 SC

$29.95

GEM

2

GEARS OF WAR RETROSPECTIVE HC

$49.99

UDO

3

OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 49 HC

$35.00

GEM

4

THE ART OF TEKKEN: A COMPLETE VISUAL HISTORY HC

$39.99

DE

5

I AM SHE-RA LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK

$4.99

RAN

6

I AM HE-MAN LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK

$4.99

RAN

7

DARK SOULS DESIGN WORKS VOL. 1 HC

$39.99

UDO

8

ART OF DARKSIDERS III

$49.99

UDO

9

BIG BIG OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 49

$49.50

GEM

10

AVENGERS: BATTLE ON THE MOON LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK

>X GON GIVE IT TO YA

>Spencer only being outsold by Hickman

>Hulk beating Batman for the fourth month in a row

>Only DC books in the top 10 are Batman books

>Image losing their last best-seller until Saga comes off hiatus

I'm scared that Marvel is going to crush the other publishers under its own weight, but damn if they haven't earned it these past few months.