Archie Comics Cancels Their Marvel Digest Volumes

Archie Comics Cancels Their Marvel Digest Volumes

Posted by October 19, 2018 Comment

Marvel Comics has been licensing classic comic books to Archie Comics to package in their digest formats and sell in supermarkets, big brand stores and newsstands, where Archie Comics maintains a distribution edge.

However, it seems that line has been curtailed, as I understand it, by Archie Comics. The final edition was Marvel Comics Digest: Spider-Man & Venom back in August. The two subsequently solicited titles will not be published.

Marvel do continue to license their properties out elsewhere for publication, including Titan Books and IDW Entertainment. Could it be that too much licensing has generated fears of cannibalising the market?

Here’s what could have been.

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #9 X-MEN & WOLVERINE
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Marvel
Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This ninth issue spotlights X-MEN and WOLVERINE! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once! In Shops: Oct 17, 2018 SRP: $6.99

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #10 SPIDER-MAN
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Marvel
Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This tenth issue spotlights SPIDER-MAN! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once! In Shops: Dec 12, 2018 SRP: $6.99

Printed no times in these cases…

(Last Updated October 19, 2018 2:27 pm )

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