The GeeksverseAre you buying Thor?

Are you buying Thor?
Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by

Are you buying and reading Thor at the moment? Megastore, online retailer Milehigh Comics has been a preferred source of back issues for me since their ads in Marvel Comics in the 90s. Eventually I found their easy to use website and store. Geekily I like following their sales and ramblings on Facebook and their blog. In a recent Facebook post, Milehigh commented on the recent revival in Thor back issue sales.

Since the UK trailer for Thor, the Dark World was released, a pop in sales in the back issue market for The Mighty Thor #347 (June 1984) has been noticed (I like to follow some market trends). It is the first appearance of Malekith the Accursed, the ruler of the dark elves of Svartalfheim, created by Walt Simonson!! Doesn’t hurt that Christopher Eccleston (Dr. Who Season 1 reboot 2005 & Destro, from the G.I. Joe movie franchise) is playing Malekith in the movie!!

It makes sense that the trailer for the upcoming Thor movie is causing Thor back issue sales. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and other Marvel titles saw at least modest short term upticks in sales when the movies launch. Sadly, the sales could not be sustained and dropped suddenly. Since the comics seem to be an ancillary market for the movies, rather than the comics being the true base product for the movies, this up and down seems marginalized and unimportant.

T-Shirts, figures, and other ancillary market products seem to follow the movies.

Back issues seem to fall somewhere between the monthly comic sales and irregular t-shirt sales.

So, are you picking up more Thor based the trailer like good comic consumers should? Are you one of the shoppers that the local comic shops are digging out the dusty 1980s Thor for? What are finding good and worthy about that generation besides the notable first character appearances?

What, you haven’t watched the trailer? Fix that.

Familiar faces, familiar voices, familiar worlds and Jane! What do you think about this early trailer for Thor: Dark World?

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