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A Time For a Fresh Start

Marvel’s All Ages line has been moving along steadily for years now. The “Marvel Adventures” series of books have endured far longer than I ever anticipated. Though never having the sales success one would hope for, they’ve been solid books that capture the spirit of being for all ages. The brand has been shuffled around a few times. Books have added and taken away. Titles have been renamed, and now Marvel is giving the entire endeavor an official reboot.

http://comics.ign.com/articles/106/1060801p1.html

In the press release you can read in the link Marvel talks about how awesome the line has been in the past, even when it was called Marvel Age. I am inclined to agree. So, what brought on the new change?

Obviously  new number one issues sell much better than issue sixty-fours do. I wonder what this change actually means. They’re keeping the same writer, it appears they’re just going to run similar stories as before with new numbering. The super heroes book is intriguing in that it might highlight different avengers each month, but that seems to be the difference.

Well, that and the price. I understand they’re putting in more pages, but how does Marvel really expect to build a fanbase when issue #1 is $3.99? These all-ages books already don’t sell high to begin with, adding cost doesn’t seem to be the most helpful thing for the success of those titles.

All that said, I hope these new books are great and can introduce some new fans to Marvel monthly books.

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January 16, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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