Paul O’Brien looks at Marvel’s wonderful May sales figures and has an interesting explanation for them:
It was a quiet month for new titles, though, with one new ongoing series in the shape of MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN. There were also three new miniseries – SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM, SPIDER-MAN: FAIRY TALES and the first Marvel Illustrated series, LAST OF THE MOHICANS.
But a shortage of big new titles doesn’t prevent Marvel from dominating the direct market once again – perhaps because, for once, almost all Marvel’s books shipped. The biggest title to miss shipping was SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN, which nobody will lose any sleep over.
As usual, lots of interesting commentary at the link.