Marvel Bribes Comic Retailers to Destroy DC Comics

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  1. Deceptijohn

    Deceptijohn Metallikato Master

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    Just wow.


    Marvel Bribes Retailers to Destroy DC Comics | GeekDad | Wired.com
     
  2. Tekkaman Blade

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    Nothing new they've tried this twice before
     
  3. shibamura_prime

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    This isn't the first time they've pulled something like this. If memory serves, they offered retailers some super special Deadpool cover if they sent in so many copies of some Booster Gold issue.
     
  4. G1Wheeljack

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    I think I remember DC doing something similar back during Blackest Night. Or maybe it was Marvel, either way this is poor sportsmanship. I can see repercussions for whoever came up with this idea.
     
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    So they have to destroy $200 worth of merchandise for one lousy variant? Dumb.
     
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    They've done it before. It works. Usually works out nice, as they over-order DC comics that don't sell anyways :) 
     
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    Yeah, this is not new. But it's childish and petty, when you think about it.
     
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    From what I've heard about this before, Flashpoint's minis are actually outselling the Fear Itself ones. Marvel is just being a dick.
     
  9. Dragonclaw

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    I had a customer ask me about it...I wasn't going to destroy the books (they sell pretty well) but I did have 51 copies of the various series left so I told him that if he bought them all himself I'd send them in on his behalf. Thanks marvel for making the books SELL a bit quicker than they would have :p  Now if only they'd do the same for unsold Fear Itself tie ins...
     
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    You'd have to wait for DC to do that in return :) 
     
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    What a lousy thing. Respect for Marvel - low as it is already - sinking further...
     
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    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    This sounds like a joke that someone in Marvel's idea board took too seriously...
     
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    Now I want to read Flashpoint.
     
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    Oh Marvel, how they have fallen. Total respect lost for them.
     
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    Don't know how legal this is, but seems like a cheap and tasteless joke even if it is. At least their movies are still respectfully good, but Marvel as a comics company...I don't know anymore.
     
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    I love when Marvel does this. My local guy won't get stuck with all those shitty Flashpoint books laying around.
     
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    Marvel :bowdown: 
     
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    I like how people are shocked and act like this is some new thing. Marvel and DC both do this at least once a year.
     
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    Were talking about comics that are pretty much unsellable to anyone other then the folks that have already left them on the shelf anyway, so I can't say that i'm going to shit on any retailers that take up these offers if they've got customers that are actually willing/stupid enougth to cover the cost.
     
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    Is this one of those things that they do to each other just for giggles?
     

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