The Number Is The Beast

Issue numbers are a simple necessity.  All published periodicals: newspapers, magazines, comics, even this website use them to organize the schedule and to let the reader know what edition they’re reading.  However, no one notices that the 1136th issue of Rolling Stone just hit the stands; it’s just the latest Rolling Stone.  Superman Number 714? Suddenly, that’s a different story.

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Bob Francis

The Number Is The Beast

The Pros and Cons of DC’s Renumbering

A new number 1! A fresh start, a different direction, a jumping on point, a possible collector’s item, an attention grabber! All these are why readers old and new might be excited about DC’s restarting of its entire line later this year. (more…)

Ronn Blitzer

The Pros and Cons of DC’s Renumbering

The Odyssey of The Dark Knight’s Universe

Batman can escape any situation, he can beat any problem no matter how tough, but there is one opponent the dark knight cannot defeat. Renumbering. With DC’s line wide relaunch all the Batman books will be getting new number one’s, and it may be just in time to save two books from ending all together.


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Adam Schiewe

The Odyssey of The Dark Knight’s Universe

Comparing Spider-Man 2000 to Superman Today

I remember a few years back in the 90s, after a devastating story arc involving clones,  the powers at be at Marvel thought it would be a good time to fix Spider-Man.

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Joshua Pantalleresco

Comparing Spider-Man 2000 to Superman Today

The Business of Marvel’s Cannibalizing

With the impending DC relaunch, it is worth looking at Marvel’s frequent numerical tinkerings and whether or not they have led to a positive impact on sales. (more…)

Matt DiCarlo

The Business of Marvel’s Cannibalizing

How Many Numer 1’s to the Center of a Character?

We know it takes just 3 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop, but how many number 1’s of a comic series before the numbering is allowed to continue?
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Josh Hamman

How Many Numer 1’s to the Center of a Character?

Red, White & Number 600

“Cher’s main thrill in life is a makeover. It gives her a sense of control in a world full of chaos.” – Dionne in Clueless.
“50 issues. AH. AH AH.  600 issues. AH. AH AH.” – the Count in Sesame Street

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Nicki Wright

Red, White & Number 600