Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige will no longer report to the notoriously difficult Isaac Perlmutter, but instead will report directly to Disney Studios head Alan Horn, a move that will give him much more freedom.
We’ve already seen today that just jumping on a new, fresh direction isn’t enough to make a sales success, but what about over at Marvel? As I’ve noted their whopping sales have been led by the astonishing success of their Star Wars comics, but variant covers are also strong in this one. Star Wars #1 had over 100 variants, for instance. The upcoming hip hop variant program wasn’t just problematic from a creator standpoint, however, it’s also set new levels of frustration for retailers who have to order high on other books just to be able to ORDER copies of the variants, as revealed
on Reddit by retailer Calum Johnston and explained at the Outhouse. Apparently a frustrated retailers posted the above annotated order sheet for the variants, showing how high order would have to be.
Although the book is already shipping late, these Secret Wars just can’t be contained, and the Marvel blockbuster of exposing universes is adding a 9th issue—because 8 was NOT enough. Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic and cover artist Alex Ross ride out the storm with the issue, which ships in December. “Apparently, Secret Wars is even […]