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    Default Marvel - "We're Going To Kill A Character Every Quarter" (UPDATE)

    From the ComicsPro retailer summit, David Gabriel, Senior Vice President of Sales at Marvel Comics has announced that as a result of the Fantastic Four sales and media coverage, Marvel are going to kill a main character every quarter.

    He also added "this is not a joke".

    But as I revealed earlier this week, they already killed another one off this Wednesday without any press attention...

    UPDATE: Gabriel did however specify that these storylines are NOT about killing characters. What?s key is what comes AFTER the deaths. For example, after the Human Torch death, Spidey joined the team and the concept of ?FF? got an entirely new focus as Future Foundation.

    Following that concept, he also claims that the new post-?Death of Spider-Man? storyline will result in the biggest media exposure Marvel?s ever had. He didn?t mention what it is, but he stated to the audience that this vague revelation is ?confidential and not to be tweeted.?

    So no tweeting!


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    I thought Marvel blew off the ComicsPro summit every year, that it was DC "on the retailers' side." Seems like that's the bigger story - that Marvel acknowledges the people that sued them into (almost) doing business ethically.

    As to the death thing...eh.
    Marvel or DC, does it really matter any more? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Johnston View Post
    But as I stated earlier this week, they already killed one off this Wednesday without any press attention...
    Yup, that'd be because it was a minor supporting cast member.

    Imagine trying to sell that one to a national newspaper -

    "We're killing off Marla Jameson!"

    "Who?"

    "J Jonah Jameson's wife!"

    "Who?"

    "She's the occasionally-appearing wife of a supporting character! Want the exclusive?"

    "Erm..."

    I think you may be trying too hard with this one, Rich...
    "Flippin' 'eck, Tucker!"

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    Doesn't Marvel kill about a character a quarter anyway?

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    Joking or not, I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowspinner View Post
    Doesn't Marvel kill about a character a quarter anyway?
    They kill a character every month...several usually. Just read Wolverine, Punisher, or Deadpool to see any number of thugs get killed.....
    : P

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    And this is different from the way comics have been for two decades..how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatNickGuy View Post
    And this is different from the way comics have been for two decades..how?
    They'll tell the news which character that is about to buy it before it actually happens?

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    See, I'm normally inclined to jump to Marvel's defense on stuff like this, but...this is idiotic.

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    Marvel thinks just the event of killing off characters is such a great thing? What damn morons. I'm not saying that the death of a character is automatically bad, but without a decent reason and story behind it, it's NOTHING. It's a meaningless gimmick and marketing your comics like this just shows what a worthless publisher you are. Not that DC is any better, mind you. If anything I think they're worse, but maybe just because I pay more attention to them.

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