Michael Breakfield on Marvel's Return to Legacy Numbering").
You are making what appears to be a common mistake. The fact that Marvel is including the non-Hulk issues of Tales to Astonish (for example) is not a mistake. The premise is, what if Marvel had never renumbered their classic series? So, if in 1999 Marvel had not cancelled the classic Incredible Hulk at #474 (which includes Tales to Astonish #1-58 but does not include Hulk #1-6), then the next issue would have been #475, and so on. So then whatever number we are at today would still include Tales to Astonish #1-58 but not include Hulk #1-6. So it's not negligence, they are just working from where things were in the 1990's and going forward from there. Also, in case people are wondering, if they had decided to do a "-1" or a "0" issue along the way, those would still be "-1" or "0" for the larger series and therefore would not count towards the numbering. This is all about "how issues are numbered", not "how many issues there have been."
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'Making… a common mistake'
Posted by ICv2 on August 15, 2017 @ 9:53 pm CT
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