Numbercrunching Marvel Solicitations From December To January (UPDATED)

At NYCC, Marvel stated that they expected January’s solicitations to be fewer in number. And so they are. However, a number of titles are doubling up for the month and new titles have started.

Not all of these, however, have the much flaunted 2.99 price point. Age Of X Alpha, Anita Blake Circus Of Damned Ingenue, Daredevil Reborn, Orson Scott Speaker For Dead, Stand: No Man’s Land, Thanos Imperative: Devastation and Ultimate Comics Captain America are all at $3.99. However new titles, Magneto, Wolverine & Jubilee and Captain America Hail Hydra are $2.99. The pricing of the rest of the line, however, appears unchanged.

Right now DC books appear to be much better value for money overall. However, as Marvel retire old titles, start new books and relaunch certain titles at $2.99 for 22 pages, that may start to change.

Collecting The Entire Marvel Universe (plus Ultimate)

December: 93 comics – 20 titles at $2.99 (22 pages of story), 55 $3.99 (22 pages of story), 16 titles at $3.99 (30 pages of story). 2 comics $4.99 (44 pages of story)

Complete cost: $353.07 for 2218 pages of story (16 cents a page)

January: 75 comics – 28 at $2.99 (22 pages of story), 38 at $3.99 (22 pages), 8 at $3.99 (30 pages) 1 at $4.99 (44 pages)

Complete cost: $273.25

Collecting Spider-Man plus Spider-Man related books:

December: 12 books – $45.88 (3 $2.99 books, 4 $3.99 books (22 pages), 4 $3.99 books (30 pages), 1 $4.99 book (44 pages)  318 pages)
January:  9 books –$34.91  (2 at $2.99, 4 at $3.99 (22 pages), 2 at $3.99 (30 pages) 1 at $4.99( 90 pages) – 282 pages)

Collecting X-Men plus X related books:

December: 27 books – $94.74 (10 $2.99 22 page books, 12 $3.99 22 page books, 2 $3.99 30 pages books 1 $3.99 56 page books, 1 $4.99 56 page book  656 pages)
January: 26 books – $90.74 ( 13 $2.99 books, 13 $3.99 books (22 pages) 572 pages)

Collecting Deadpool plus Deadpool related books:

December: 6 books – $20.94 (3 $2.99 books, 3 $3.99 books, 132 pages)
January: 6 books – $19.94 (4 $2.99 books, 2 $3.99 books)

Collecting Avengers plus Avengers related books:

December: 31 books – $119.60 (4 $2.99 books, 24 $3.99 22 page books, 3 $3.99 30 page books, 706 pages)
January: 34 books – $99.74 (5 $2.99 books, 19 $3.99 books (22 pages) 1 $3.99 book (30 pages), 1 $4.99 books)

Collecting Captain America plus Captain America related books:

December: 5 books – $18.95 (1 $2.99 books, 3 $3.99 22 page books, 1 $3.99 30 page books, 118 pages)
January: 12 books – $43.88 (4 $2.99 books, 8 $3.99 books 22 page books – 264 pages)

Collecting Thor plus Thor related books:

December: 11 books – $42.89 (1 $2.99 books, 10 $3.99 22 page books, 242 pages)
January: 18 books – $70.82 (1 $2.99 books, 16 $3.99 books (22 pages) 1 $3.99 book (30 pages) 404 pages)

Collecting Hulk plus Hulk related books:

December: 8 books – $30.92 (1 $2.99 books, 3 $3.99 22 page books, 4 $3.99 30 page books, 208 pages)
January: 8 books – $28.92 (3 $2.99 books, 3 $3.99 22 age books, 2 $3.99 30 page books, 192 pages)

Collecting Wolverine plus Wolverine related books:

December: 9 books – $32.91 (3 $2.99 books, 5 $3.99 books at 22 pages, 1 $3.99 book at 3o pages, 206 pages)
January: 8 books $29.92 (2 $2.99 books, 6 $3.99 books, 176 pages)

Collecting Iron Man plus Iron Man related books:

December: 7 books – $26.93 (1 $2.99 books, 5 $3.99 22 page books, 1 $3.99 30 page books, 162 pages)
January: 5 books – $19.95 (1 $2.99 books, 3 $3.99 22 page books, 1 $4.99 books, 178 pages)

Collecting Ultimate books:

December: 4 books – $15.96 ( 4 $3.99 (22 pages)  88 pages)
January: 5 books – $19.95 (5 $3.99 (22 pages)  110 pages)