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Final Crisis Spin-offs May Outsell Secret Invasion Spin-offs

posted Aug 20, 2008, 6:32 AM by Vu Sleeper

Confessions of a Comic Book Guy—This N’That Column
by Steve Bennett August 20, 2008

Confessions of a Comic Book Guy is a weekly column by retailer Steve Bennett of Super-Fly Comics and Games in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  This week, Bennett talks about news from the retail front lines, Arabian comics, and Mr. Freedom.

The cost of gas has been limiting my trips to Super-Fly Comics to every other week but there are plenty of good comic shops in the Cincinnati area.  Just three minutes away there’s the small but excellent Comics & Games, and when I feel like a drive just 20 minutes away in Florence, Kentucky there’s the spacious and well stocked Comic Book World.

Since I’ve been doing most of my retailing by remote these days Tad and Tony wanted me to pass along a couple of their observations from the frontlines:

1)  Secret Invasion may outsell Final Crisis but for us the Crisis spin-offs do much better than the Invasion ones, even though they cost a dollar more.  This is partially due to the fact that it’s easier to give the file customers getting Crisis all the related miniseries, which they generally buy without complaint.  But given their sheer volume, you really can’t do that with the Secret Invasion tie-ins…