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Marvel’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man #1’ Hits Over 500,000 Orders: The Business of Blockbuster Comics

Marvel’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man #1’ Hits Over 500,000 Orders: The Business of Blockbuster Comics

Disney‘s (NYSE: DIS) Marvel Comics has reportedly received over half a million initial orders for The Amazing Spider-Man #1, according to Comic Book Resources. The eagerly anticipated relaunch of the flagship series features the return of Peter Parker, who swapped bodies with Doctor Octopus and “died” in The Amazing Spider-Man #700 back in December 2012.

That half-million figure could make The Amazing Spider-Man #1 the most highly ordered comic book of the past decade — a title previously held by The Amazing Spider-Man #583, the Presidential Inauguration Issue that featured President Obama. Although #583 sold 530,500 units, that final figure includes both initial orders and reorders, while #1 already has over half a million initial orders. By comparison, the best-selling comic in February was Time Warner (NYSE: TWX)/DC Comics’ Batman #28, which sold 114,089 copies.

Source @ The Fool

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