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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

FINAL GAMBIT!



ooh - X-Books are getting cancelled! I guess with no movie and crap creative teams the X-books are getting scaled back:

In a day shaping up to be a busy Marvel news day, in response to the absense of a solicitation of a new issue in Marvel’s July offerings, writer John Layman announced on his blog that his ongoing Gambit series has been cancelled with June’s issue #12.
Well lets see now - really outside of ASTONISHING X-MEN and "maybe" UNCANNY X-MEN and X-MEN the rest of the books are a bit crap. Lets have a look at the Diamond sales charts for the X-books:
91. GAMBIT
Sep 04 Gambit #1 - 46,994
Sep 04 Gambit #2 - 40,013 (-14.9%)
Oct 04 Gambit #3 - 34,952 (-12.6%)
Nov 04 Gambit #4 - 29,385 (-15.9%)
Dec 04 Gambit #5 - 25,413 (-13.5%)
Jan 05 Gambit #6 - 23,528 ( -7.4%)
Feb 05 Gambit #7 - 22,233 ( -5.5%)
And the other X-Books in actual copies sold through Diamond to comic book stores around the world:
2. ASTONISHING X-MEN (ongoing)
Feb 05 Astonishing X-Men #8 - 134,134 ( -1.0%)

7,16 X-MEN: PHOENIX – ENDSONG (mini)
Feb 05 X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #2 (of 5) - 98,339 (-14.9%)
Feb 05 X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #3 (of 5) - 74,783 (-24.0%)

8,10. UNCANNY X-MEN (ongoing)
Feb 05 Uncanny X-Men #455 - 88,920 ( +1.7%)
Feb 05 Uncanny X-Men #456 - 86,767 ( -2.4%)

12. X-MEN (ongoing)
Feb 05 X-Men #167 - 84,155 ( -2.1%)

13. ULTIMATE X-MEN (ongoing)
Feb 05 Ultimate X-Men #56 - 83,720 ( -4.3%)

14. WOLVERINE (ongoing)
Feb 05 Wolverine #25 - 83,180 ( +1.9%)

22. X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR (mini)
Feb 05 X-Men/Fantastic Four #3 (of 5) - 57,047 ( -5.7%)

24. X-23 (mini)
Feb 05 X-23 #3 (of 6) - 54,239 ( -6.0%)

36,44. EXCALIBUR (ongoing)
Feb 05 Excalibur #10 - 37,589 ( -8.7%)

48. NEW X-MEN / NEW MUTANTS (ongoing)
Feb 05 New X-Men #10 - 36,910 ( -3.4%)

50,70. X-FORCE
Feb 05 X-Force: Shatterstar #1 (of 3) - 28,361 (-20.4%)

55. EXILES (ongoing)
Feb 05 Exiles #59 - 32,337 ( +0.6%)

74. X-MEN UNLIMITED (bimonthly ongoing)
Feb 05 X-Men Unlimited #7 - 27,009 (-10.4%)

78. CABLE/DEADPOOL (ongoing)
Feb 05 Cable/Deadpool #12 - 25,349 ( -1.9%)

81. NIGHTCRAWLER (on four month hiatus)
Feb 05 Nightcrawler #6 - 24,641 ( -6.8%)

84. ROGUE (cancelled)
Feb 05 Rogue #8 - 23,312 ( -6.2%)

91. GAMBIT
Feb 05 Gambit #7 - 22,233 ( -5.5%)

94. MYSTIQUE (cancelled)
Feb 05 Mystique #24 - 21,426 ( -1.4%)

95. DISTRICT X
Feb 05 District X #10 - 21,252 ( -4.5%)

147. JUBILEE
Feb 05 Jubilee #6 (of 6) - 11,038 ( -3.9%)
Scary isn't it?

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