So with all of that said, we end up with 26 comic books featuring a Spider-Man cameo or appearance. Ouch.
And true to their word, Marvel does release all 6 versions of Avenging Spider-Man #1 polybagged with a code to download an electronic version of the comic. I still have a problem with the concept of promoting the download of a comic that someone has to buy a physical copy to get, but greater minds than mine seem to think this is the bomb.
When I was picking up the weekly books at my local comic shop, I did overhear a conversation about how the vinyl record industry has been doing this sort of thing for a few years -- offering a free download of an album when you buy the record. It will be interesting to see how the printed floppies are affected by electronic downloads over time, but hopefully our hobby will weather the storm.
Here's the list of books for the week
- Avengers Origins Vision #1
- Avenging Spider-Man #1
- Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Blank Variant)
- Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Ramos Variant)
- Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Campbell Variant)
- Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Quesada Variant)
- Avenging Spider-Man #1 (Quesada Sketch Variant)
- Battle Scars #1
- Black Panther The Most Dangerous Man Alive #525
- Fear Itself #7.2
- Fear Itself #7.2 (Larroca Variant)
- Ghost Rider #5
- John Carter World of Mars #2
- Journey Into Mystery #631
- Journey Into Mystery #631 (50th Anniversary Variant)
- Magneto Not A Hero #1
- New Avengers #18
- Point One #1
- Point One #1 (Bradshaw Variant)
- Point One #1 (Bradshaw Inked Variant)
- PunisherMAX #19
- Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #4
- Uncanny X-Force #17
- Wolverine #18
- Wolverine #18 (50th Anniversary Variant)
- X-Men Legacy #258
If you are in the Central Texas area, then be sure to make the trek to Austin for Wizard World Austin show. Last year it was quite a pleasant show, and this year there look to be upwards of 3 dozen back issue dealers. Let the boxdiving begin!