Spider-Man Decoded: Untangling the Amazing Web of Profit

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COMIC BOOK CASH

According to The Comics Chronicles, The Amazing Spider-Man comic book had a total paid circulation [TPC] average of 105,948 as recently as 2008. In its peak year of 1993, its TPC average was 592,442. Those impressive numbers only represent a single series out of the dozens of other Spider-Man spin-offs, including popular comics like Ultimate Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Chapter One. Last year, Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Michael Bendis created a new story arc featuring Miles Morales, the first half-Black, half-Hispanic version of the web-slinging hero.

COMIC BOOK CASH

According to The Comics Chronicles, The Amazing Spider-Man comic book had a total…