Marvel Comics Every New Series Of 2013 Number Ones Sales Figures

Marvel Comics Every New Series Of 2013 Number Ones Sales Figures

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Market report and year summary by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

Marvel Comics had another year full of blockbuster hits during 2013.

In total they had 70 new #1 issues released including ongoing series, mini-series, one-shots and re-numberings.

They also featured 8 annuals and 16 entries from 2nd printings.

This chart only covers Jan-Nov as the Dec sales figures are not yet released until the new year.

Here we list and rank all of them and show the diverse and successful year that Image had.

This chart shows the sales figures for every issue released during 2013 of any new series started in 2013.

Superior Spider-man debuted in January with a bi-weekly schedule making it the most prolific new series with 22 issues released during the year.

13 different high profile new series debuted with sales over 100,000 copies each.  This is almost triple that of DC this year.

Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 was the best selling comic book of 2013 with print run over 200,000 due to interest in a new movie in the works.

“Infinity” was the big crossover storyline of  the year with hefty orders over 200,000.

This chart not only shows what sold well and what didn’t but it also is very useful to see which books have kept their sales figures up and are likely to be the books that in the next year stay hot and could potentially rise in value.  The main ingredient is constant and steady sales OR better yet increasing sales month to month. (The later is very rare in the comic business)

It is very common for #1 issues to be ordered higher than subsequent issues but after a few issues if the title is truly popular sales should level out.    Retailers usually get it right!  In most cases they order the right amount of product.   Once in a while they over order a product making the book virtually worthless in the secondary market.  The rare occasion retailers under order a title since they don’t know what to expect with a new series and these are the books that always have the secondary market price gains.

Marvel had no surprise hit titles during 2013 and therefore Marvel almost no impact in “hot title” back issue market during the year.  Only a few odd books here and there showed some later aftermarket attention.   Most of the market was driven by the pre-made variant covers that retailers had to order so many extra copies to get.

So what titles did show staying power and kept the numbers up issue to issue?

All retailers really seem to over-order on all major Marvel #1’s so its usually a better guide to compare issue to issue sales with that of #2 issues when retailers drop their orders to safe realistic numbers.

Age Of Ultron was mass produced mini-series for 10 issues but the series went out with a bang with orders upped for the last issue over 100,000 copies.

Nova stayed fairly consistent only dropping 15,000 in orders from #2 to #10.

Deadpool Kills Deadpool 4 issue mini-series stayed strong and sales barely dropped from #1 to #4.  Superior Carnage #1-5 also did decently.   What If AVX #1-4 did the same thing!

Powers Bureau was one of the least ordered titles of the year and therefore quickly sold out and had a bit of aftermarket interest and sales stayed fairly consistent only dropping 5,000 by #8.

Deadpool which debuted in 2012 showed a ton of interest in 2nd and 3rd printings in 2013.

The rarest new series of 2013 from Marvel was its movie adaptation of Thor.   #1 barely passed the 5,000 mark.

Other movie adaptations also sold very poorly.

Alpha Big Time #0.1 was a pre-cursor to the #1 ongoing series.  This origin issue featured a Spider-man reprint causing low orders but also another sell out with only 8,500 copies.

Powers Bureau at 14,600 was the lowest ordered #1 of a new ongoing series and another sellout.

While its common for a new series to lose up to 30% of its initial order from #1 to #2 its more important to see if sales stabilize or continue to drop after issue #3.    Some big droppers in sales and not likely to show increases in the future include:

Wolverine (down 65%), Savage Wolverine (down 72%), Mighty Avengers (down 60%), Secret Avengers  (down 70%), Superior Spider-man Team Up (down 60%), Young Avengers (down 60%), Avengers AI (down 70%), Fearless Defenders (down 70%), Morbius Living Vampire (down 70%), Alpha Big Time (down 60%).

Marvel released 8 new #1 Annuals in 2013 and the best selling by far was the Superior Spider-man Annual #1 hitting 63,500.

The rarest new Marvel Annual of 2013 was Avengers Assemble #1 with only 27,000.

The best selling non-superhero Marvel #1 of the year was Morbius Living Vampire at 43,000.  The #2 ranking new series was the TV show mini-series Dexter with 20,000.   Emerald City of Oz based on the Wizard Of Oz mini-series debuted with 13,700.  Two different Dark Tower Gunslinger series both debuted at 12,000 each.

Marvel Best Selling New Comics Of 2013

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com    Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

HOTTEST New Comic Back issues during APRIL 2013

Terry’s Top 30 Hottest Titles during April 2013

Just a personal list from my own observations of the market.  I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books during April 2013.     I did not focus on variants specifically as I can’t even keep track of them all.    If you think I have missed any titles please let me know.  I will revise this list every month and you will be amazed at how much can change in one month good and bad.

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#1 THE SIXTH GUN – all 29 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  sold a #1 for $250

#2 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US – the only hot DC title small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Currently at its hottest right now at $50.00 for set of #1-3      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.

#3 RACHEL RISING #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00    Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.

#4 NOWHERE MEN #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 a few weeks ago

#5 PETER PANZERFAUST #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6

#6 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.

#7 THE DAMNED #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Oni – Author of Sixth Gun

#8 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

#9 HAWKEYE #1-10   The only hot back issue Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 now settled at about $25.00

#10 THE WALKING DEAD  Even more recent copies with high print runs still sell out due to TV show and popular back issue sellers at cover or a bit higher.

#11 THE ACTIVITY #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

#12 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#13 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

#14 REVIVAL #1-10   Early issues still super hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

#15 MIND MGMT #1-9   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80

#16 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30

#17 HELHEIM #1-2    #1 quickly hit #10 and stablized #2 out this week

#18 EAST OF WEST #1  Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00

#19 UBER #0    Sold out both printings instantly.  Future is unpredictable

#20 BATMAN #13 / BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas

#21 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now

#22 BATMAN INCORPORATED #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

#23 SEX #1-2    Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down and #2 sells for cover

#24 POLARITY #1   2nd printing instantly – small print run.  #2 is out this week

#25 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular

#26 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1’s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

#27 ARCHIE #641-642  Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars

#28 FATALE #1-10   Earliest issues only seem to sell above guide yet title is popular in sales at cover

#29 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1-3   #1 peaked at $17 immediately but now sells for about $7.   Sets still sell

#30 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January closer to cover price now

#31 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

#32 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-6 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value

#33 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

 

DETAILS FOR EACH TITLE WITH PRINT RUNS OF RARE BOOKS/TITLES

THE SIXTH GUN – all 29 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  sold a #1 for $250

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US – the only hot DC title small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Currently at its hottest right now at $50.00 for set of #1-3      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.

RACHEL RISING #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00    Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NOWHERE MEN #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 a few weeks ago

172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11
213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12

PETER PANZERFAUST #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6

285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7

SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12

THE DAMNED #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Oni – Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10
294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11
132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12

HAWKEYE #1-10   The only hot back issue Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 now settled at about $25.00

42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12

THE WALKING DEAD  Even more recent copies with high print runs still sell out due to TV show and popular back issue sellers at cover or a bit higher.

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7

THE ACTIVITY #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

REVIVAL #1-10   Early issues still super hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11

MIND MGMT #1-9   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

MANHATTAN PROJECTS  #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4

HELHEIM #1-2    #1 quickly hit #10 and stablized #2 out this week

EAST OF WEST #1  Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00

UBER #0    Sold out both printings instantly.  Future is unpredictable

BATMAN INCORPORATED #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

SEX #1-2    Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down and #2 sells for cover

POLARITY #1   2nd printing instantly – small print run.  #2 is out this week

STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular

DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1’s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

ARCHIE #641-642  Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars

FATALE #1-10   Earliest issues only seem to sell above guide yet title is popular in sales at cover

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1-3   #1 peaked at $17 immediately but now sells for about $7.   Sets still sell

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January closer to cover price now

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10
120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-6 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value

MYLO XYLOTO #1-3  Chris Martin of Coldplay series – sells well at cover price but not really above

 

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

Marvel Unveils The All-New, Hotly-Anticipated Second Printing Cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700!

Marvel Unveils The All-New, Hotly-Anticipated Second Printing Cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700! 

 AmazingSpiderMan_700_SecondPrintingIt’s the story that rocked headlines around the world – Peter Parker is no more. Long live the all-new Spider-Man! Due to overwhelming demand, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the ALL-NEW, jaw dropping second printing cover to Amazing Spider-Man #700 by superstar Humberto Ramos. That’s right, the 700th issue of the long running series is no longer available at the distributor level and if you missed Dan Slott & Humberto Ramos’ critically acclaimed story the first time around, head over to your local comic shop and reserve the Amazing Spider-Man #700 Second Printing Variant.

But don’t take our word for it – see what everyone has to say about Peter Parker’s final fight against Doctor Octopus!

“Slott will be remembered as one of the best Spider-Man writers of all time.” – Aint It Cool News

“[A]n emotional, impactful and memorable Spider-Man story.” – ComicBookResources.com

“Dan Slott has done everything in his power to remind us all why Peter Parker is the greatest super-hero in the Marvel Universe.” – Newsarama.com

“The conflict is certainly worthy of a milestone issue.” – IGN.com

Then, on January 9th,  Marvel launches Superior Spider-Man #1, an all-new ongoing series from Slott and superstar artist Ryan Stegman (Fantastic Four, Scarlet Spider)! Shipping twice-monthly, Superior Spider-Man launches a new chapter in the Marvel mythos, as Doctor Octopus strikes out on his own to be the greatest Spider-Man this world has ever known. But can he keep up the ruse? Will Spidey’s closest allies discover the fate of Peter Parker? And can this Spider-Man truly be a hero?

Don’t miss out on the story that’s taken the world by storm—Amazing Spider-Man #700 Second Printing Variant on-sale later this month at your local comic shop!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV128135)

Written by DAN SLOTT with JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER

Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS with GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

FOC – 1/7/13, ON SALE 1/30/13

 

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 (NOV120633)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

ON SALE – 1/9/13

 

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Peter Parker Spins His Final Web in Amazing Spider-Man #700

A New Spider-Man Unveiled In Historic Issue, On Sale Now

 AmazingSpiderMan+700_Cover New York, NY—December 26th, 2012—Peter Parker is gone, long live Spider-Man! In the special, once in a life-time anniversary spectacular Amazing Spider-Man #700, on-sale today, writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos bring readers the final fight between Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man! But as Peter Parker takes his last breath, his deadliest enemy gets the ultimate revenge by assuming the identity of Spider-Man and the life that belonged to him! But just how will Doc Ock be the Superior Super Hero? What does it mean for the Marvel Universe and Earth’s Mightiest? Find out as Slott & Ramos re-invent the World’s Most Popular Super Hero like you never thought possible in Amazing Spider-Man #700! And the story doesn’t stop there! Also on sale today, fan favorite creators Chris Yost and Paco Medina bring you the Superior Spider-Man on a mission that brings his past, present and future colliding together in the must read, Avenging Spider-Man #15.1! But make sure you visit your local comic shop quickly, because Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 are already sold out at the distributor level—but second printings will arrive in stores on January 30th.

“This is the single most seismic shift in Spider-Man’s history—and it’s not something that will disappear any time soon,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “When Spider-Man editor Steve Wacker and writer Dan Slott came to us with this story, it was clear that this was a long SuperiorSpiderMan_01_Coverterm plan crafted with the utmost love and respect for the character. This is the kind of story that will have fans up in arms—but also coming back to the comic stores to check out each new exciting issue.”

On January 9th, Marvel launches Superior Spider-Man #1, an all-new ongoing series from Slott and superstar artist Ryan Stegman (Fantastic Four, Scarlet Spider)! Shipping twice-monthly, Superior Spider-Man launches a new chapter in the Marvel mythos, as Doctor Octopus strikes out on his own to be the greatest Spider-Man this world has ever known. But can he keep up the ruse? Will Spidey’s closest allies discover the fate of Peter Parker? And can this Spider-Man truly be a hero?

“The magic formula Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and John Romita Sr. created, which set Spider-Man apart from all the other heroes, was ‘Super Hero Meets Soap Opera.’ But every now and then, you hit a milestone like Spidey’s 700th issue, his 50th anniversary, or a line-wide relaunch like Marvel NOW!. And when ALL three of those things align so perfectly, you HAVE to go BIG!” said Slott. “Instead of just Soap Opera you go for HIGH OPERA! Spider-Man’s greatest villain! His biggest threat! Impossible odds! Life or death! And that’s Amazing Spider-Man #700”

Introduced in 1962 as part of Amazing Fantasy #15, Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man immediately captivated readers, quickly leading to the debut of the Amazing Spider-Man comic series. Since then, Spider-Man has appeared in multiple television series, movies and video games, developing AvengingSpiderMan_15_1_Coverinto one of the most beloved and recognized Super Heroes in the world. The events of Amazing Spider-Man #700 not only bring this landmark series to a conclusion, but also mark the end of Peter Parker’s tenure as the iconic Marvel Super Hero.

Don’t miss out on the story that’s taken the world by storm—Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15. on-sale now at your local comic shop, the Marvel Comics app & Marvel Digital Comics Shop! There’s a new Spider-Man in town and he makes his friendly neighborhood debut today!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700

Written by DAN SLOTT with JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER

Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS with GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA

Cover by MR. GARCIN

ON-SALE NOW!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV128135)

Written by DAN SLOTT with JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER

Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS with GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA

Cover by MR. GARCIN

FOC – 1/7/13, ON SALE 1/30/13

 

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1

Written by CHRIS YOST

Art by PACO MEDINA

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

ON-SALE NOW!

 

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV128017)

Written by CHRIS YOST

Art by PACO MEDINA

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

FOC – 1/7/13, ON SALE 1/30/13

 

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 (NOV120633)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

ON SALE – 1/9/13

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