Marvel Comics Screws Up Legacy Numbering For Marvel Comics #1000?! Yup! It Should Be Marvel Comics #960! But, Really, There Is No Such Thing As Marvel Comics #1000! Demythify!

Marvel Comics Screws Up Legacy Numbering For Marvel Comics #1000?! Yup! It Should Be Marvel Comics #960! But, Really, There Is No Such Thing As Marvel Comics #1000! Demythify!

Marvel recently announced its 80th Anniversary plans! It includes an 80-page giant called Marvel Comics #1000 by top creative teams.

Well, Marvel cites its first super-hero comic as August 1939’s Marvel Comics #1.

Well, it is true that the anniversary of that comic book in August 2019 marks 80 years.

However, there is no real Marvel Comics #1000. That series never continued publishing. And, assuming it did, and produced one comic book every month from 1939, the 80th Anniversary issue would be Marvel Comics #960 instead.

Now, yes, DC Comics has both Action Comics #1000…

…and Detective Comics #1000 in recent years.

However, while their monthly series counts made that up, it was because, for example, in Action Comics’ case a weekly stint (Action Comics #600 to #643) in the 1980s added to their numbering…

…and in both series cases they also shipped two books per month since the beginning of DC Rebirth starting in 2016.

Marvel Comics legacy numbering on their book are confusing (and dishonest in some cases?) enough, e.g. ongoing Avengers series AND the parallel Avengers No Road Home weekly mini-series BOTH count to the main Avengers ongoing series legacy numbering.

Legacy numbering is using the mighty Marvel math, my friends. That doesn’t mean that Marvel Comics #1000 won’t be a good read; it likely will be due to those creatives teams.

It’s just another Marvel fail in terms of marketing this book.

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