'Brian's Fly Is Open (To Debate)'
December 1, 2002
Atom Freeman of Brave New World Comics in Newhall, California read Brian Hibbs' comments on comics for kids, in which he expressed doubts about whether or not they would sell, and had this to say.
Store Traffic is Great for Other Books
June 30, 2002
Jim Brown of Midwest Comics and Collectibles feels that the store traffic generated by hot Marvels is great, but he redirects it to other products.
Five Extra Pages in Every Book
April 8, 2002
Marvel has announced final details of its May Insert program, which will encompass every comic the publisher will release that month to sample the additional readers that are expected to pick up comics as a result of the Spider-Man movie.
Is Jemas the Vince McMahon of Comics?
April 6, 2002
Jemas will write six issues of a comic that will be known as The Marvel while Peter David will continue to write Captain Marvel , a low circulation title whose life will be extended to compete against The Marvel .
3 Books Will Not Face 25-Cent Hikes
March 27, 2002
Newsarama is reporting that Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada has decided against a 25 cent increase in the cover price of three low-selling titles, Captain Marvel , Black Panther , and Spider-Girl . Michael Doran of Newsarama quotes Quesada and Captain Marvel writer Peter David, who both indicate that Marvel will maintain current cover prices
He Doesn't Like It
February 27, 2002
Ilan Strasser of Fat Moose Comics and Games wrote in to say that he doesn't like Marvel's recently announced plan to bump prices on three of its lower-selling titles.