Marvel Mocks DC #1s

Last updated on October 27th, 2011 at 08:05 pm

If you take a look at the latest copy of Marvel Previews you will see that a number of titles have a “Still #(issue number)”. Marvel seems to be goofing on DC for having all new #1 issues in September.

This is actually pretty funny, but it comes off as hypocritical and mean spirited because Marvel has re-started their series numerous times as well. This is the comic book equivalent of Larry King making fun of someone for being married more than once.

So what are your thoughts? Harmless fun, or a cheap shot for publicity?

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7 Comments

  1. July 3, 2011

    Or books that say “still issue #16”. Yes, buy restarting the Avengers last year you are nothing like DC, good job Marvel. Golf clap.

  2. Kevin
    July 3, 2011

    Funny that they’d do this on a book that they are relaunching to #1 this fall…

  3. July 4, 2011

    I couldn’t figure out WTF it meant. Luckily, I only skimmed through to find the Richard Castle book.

  4. Ed Campbell
    July 4, 2011

    It is funny how quickly they forget the dual numbering from the early 2000’s.  I snickered when I saw that note as well. 

    I don’t think Marvel will ever reboot their numbering.  If DC doesn’t revert back, Marvel will gladly try to hit issue 1000 on one of their books.

  5. Marc
    July 4, 2011

    Shouldn’t you be focusing on that absolutely horrendous Greg Land cover instead? It looks like the juggernaut is sticking his head through one of those cardboard cut out/photo op things.

  6. July 5, 2011

    You’re right Marc. I couldn’t quite place what was wierd about Juggernaughts head, but you pegged it for me. The more you look at it the more out of place his head seems.
    As for Marvel, they have proud history of spoofing DC. Remember BRAND ECHHH. Okay, the older readers will remember it.

  7. Anthony Falcone
    July 5, 2011

    I could write an entire column on bad covers. At least this cover explains what happens in the issue (weird cut out thing aside). 

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