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Spidey & Obama Swing Into A FIFTH Printing!!!

Amazing Spider-Man #583 continues to sell and gets yet another printing.

This is getting a little crazy.  Marvel has announced that Amazing Spider-Man #583 is getting a FIFTH printing on February 18.  This seems to be getting out of hand.  It makes you wonder if there are people that are simply trying to buy multiple copies of all the printings or is there just a ton of different people that are trying to get a copy of this issue?  In terms of investment, this just means there are more of this issue floating around.  The key question would be how many of each printing are in existence.  It's possible the third could be more rare than the first.  There's also the original John Romita cover (without Obama) that could be more valuable. 

It'll be interesting to see if this gets a sixth printing.  I'm starting to feel bad for Spider-Man.  He's gotten considerably smaller on the cover here.
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! To meet the continuing, unprecedented demand, Marvel is going back to press with Amazing Spider-Man #583 Fifth Printing Variant. After numerous sold out printings, Marvel is going back to press with a record fifth printing arriving in stores February 18th. Now’s your chance to experience the story uniting Barack Obama with the character that, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he named his favorite super hero!

Marvel urges retailers to place their orders by THURSDAY, FEBURARY 5th using Diamond Code DEC088074. Continuing the tradition of the previous printings, this cover will feature a new background along with the same iconic images of Spider-Man and new United States President Barack Obama.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583 FIFTH PRINTING OBAMA VARIANT (DEC088074)
Written by MARK WAID & ZEB WELLS
Pencils by BARRY KITSON & TODD NAUCK
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Rated A …$3.99
FOC—2/5/09, ON-SALE—2/18/09
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Posted by speedlgt

just keep milking that money Uh Marvel.....................................................

Posted by inferiorego

I hope Obama goes on Tv soon and just says, "Stop it. I'm the president, not a damned celebrity. I would also NEVER give Spider-Man the rock (fist bump, respect knuckles, etc)."

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Posted by Qoheed

I never bought a copy and still don't intend to. It's just getting out of hand at this point.

However, if it brings more people to comic shops and gets them interested in comics, I'm all for it.

Posted by G-Man

That's the thing, people are buying it.  You can't fault Marvel for continuing the prints if comic shops are still selling out of them.  It's simply about supply and demand.  If this fifth printing doesn't sell out, there won't be a sixth.  I do hope that if there is a large number of non-comic readers buying this each time a new printing comes out, they're also picking up other stuff.  If it does help to hook more people into reading comics, all the better.  The market can use all the help it can get.  Bottom line, if people don't buy comics, more titles will get canceled.

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Posted by inferiorego
G-Man said:
"That's the thing, people are buying it.  You can't fault Marvel for continuing the prints if comic shops are still selling out of them.  It's simply about supply and demand.  If this fifth printing doesn't sell out, there won't be a sixth.  I do hope that if there is a large number of non-comic readers buying this each time a new printing comes out, they're also picking up other stuff.  If it does help to hook more people into reading comics, all the better.  The market can use all the help it can get.  Bottom line, if people don't buy comics, more titles will get canceled."
I don't blame Marvel at all, I blame the media for whoring him. Marvel just sees a cash cow and jumps on it.
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Posted by The_Martian

Jeeze. Almost feel bad for Savage Dragon who tried this first lol

Posted by inferiorego
Nobody said:
"Jeeze. Almost feel bad for Savage Dragon who tried this first lol"
yeah, sad thing is, no one knows who savage dragon is. (Obviously, I'm talking about the public, not the people on here)
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Posted by G-Man

There's also the fact that Obama actually said he liked Spider-Man.  I do wonder if he's seen a Savage Dragon comic before.  I used to really enjoy it but have only picked it up on occassion lately.

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Posted by inferiorego
G-Man said:
"There's also the fact that Obama actually said he liked Spider-Man.  I do wonder if he's seen a Savage Dragon comic before.  I used to really enjoy it but have only picked it up on occassion lately."
I haven't read it in over a decade
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Posted by G-Man

I did pick up issue #137 (which had the Obama variant) but only because the regular cover had Madman.  The few issues I've picked up have been slightly confusing.  Maybe I've just been out of it too long.  It's too bad it's not more reader friendly to new readers.

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Posted by The_Martian

From Image.com:

Savage Dragon #137
"Despite three sold out printings, recent renewed demand for SAVAGE DRAGON's nomination of President Barack Obama has resulted in a fourth and final commemorative edition!

"While we sold out some time ago, we've been receiving an awful lot of letters from fans and retailers alike demanding another printing," Erik Larsen said. "This fourth - and definitely final, I might add - printing commemorates the very first time a superhero has openly nominated a real-life candidate for Presidential office. It's been flattering to receive such attention and I hope everyone who's bought a copy sticks around for the rest of the series, especially #145's relaunch!"

When originally announced, SAVAGE DRAGON's nomination took the press by storm, being the first comic to be featured so highly for its Barack Obama appearance, with stories ranging from The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, Radar Magazine and comic mainstays like Comic Book Resources, Newsarama and iFanboy. The issue featured both a cover and interior endorsement of the then Democratic candidate and is followed up by February's SAVAGE DRAGON #145, the new beginning for the series in which Dragon returns to the Chicago police force and Chicago's other favorite adopted son, President Barack Obama, is there to greet him!

SAVAGE DRAGON #137 FOURTH PRINTING, a 32-page full color comic book for $3.50, will be in stores to coincide with SAVAGE DRAGON #145 (Obama Cover: DEC082233 & Regular Cover: DEC082232 ) on February, 25th, 2009."



Posted by G-Man
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Posted by The_Martian
G-Man said:
"From COMIC VINE...
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  Oops, I didn't see that. I guess its doing pretty good then, just nobody cares:P
Posted by Nighthunter

this is getting to the point of being just retard..

Posted by King Saturn
Obama Obama Obama Obama......

lmao
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Posted by Mr. Wilson
G-Man said:
"That's the thing, people are buying it.  You can't fault Marvel for continuing the prints if comic shops are still selling out of them.  It's simply about supply and demand.  If this fifth printing doesn't sell out, there won't be a sixth.  I do hope that if there is a large number of non-comic readers buying this each time a new printing comes out, they're also picking up other stuff.  If it does help to hook more people into reading comics, all the better.  The market can use all the help it can get.  Bottom line, if people don't buy comics, more titles will get canceled."

Thank you.
Edited by aztek_the_lost

this is getting to the point of being simply whack

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Posted by G-Man

Not very PC...

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Posted by Mr. Wilson

PC =  ?

Posted by pixelized

politically correct

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Posted by Mr. Wilson

Ah.  Thank you.

Posted by aztek_the_lost

I've never read the PC handbook but is my new post better?

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Posted by King Saturn
Everyone loves Obama... and there is nothing wrong with that
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Posted by pixelized
aztek the lost said:
"I've never read the PC handbook but is my new post better?"
You should add it to your pull list... Mental is better... "ridiculous" would have worked as well.
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Posted by aztek_the_lost
King Saturn said:
"Everyone loves Obama... and there is nothing wrong with that
"
yes, but if its going to be love for Obama, there should be an Obama miniseries or something

@Pix: is there actually a PC handbook or do people make it up as they go along?
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Posted by G-Man

Maybe Marvel will release a trade paperback with all the printings.  It'll just be the same story printed over and over but with the different colored covers separating them.

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Posted by Mr. Wilson

LMFAO!

I bet people would buy too!

Posted by pixelized
aztek the lost said:
Pix: is there actually a PC handbook or do people make it up as they go along?"
I've never heard "retarded" used in a positive light when describing something, figured it was common knowledge.
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Posted by Mr. Wilson
pixelized said:
"aztek the lost said:
Pix: is there actually a PC handbook or do people make it up as they go along?"
I've never heard "retarded" used in a positive light when describing something, figured it was common knowledge."
Same here. 
Posted by aztek_the_lost
pixelized said:
"aztek the lost said:
Pix: is there actually a PC handbook or do people make it up as they go along?"
I've never heard "retarded" used in a positive light when describing something, figured it was common knowledge."
I get that, but how is it wrong to call a company or its works retarded? your not aiming it at anyone specific
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Posted by G-Man

It's relating something stupid with a person that is mental impaired.  It's not exactly the same thing.  Just because someone is retarded doesn't necessarily mean they're an idiot.  It's like stereotyping someone.  People that may have someone in their family with a impairment could be offended.  But it's not like we don't have offensive people around everyday...

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Posted by aztek_the_lost
G-Man said:
"It's relating something stupid with a person that is mental impaired."
oooooooh. I understand it now. So, its not calling someone retarded that's the big issue, its that the word retarded is a definition for their condition and society has changed it into meaning stupid?
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Posted by G-Man

Pretty much.  I'm not the spokesperson for them but it just seems insulting when used in that context.  You didn't do it..

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Posted by G-Man

Pretty much.  I'm not the spokesperson for them but it just seems insulting when used in that context.  You didn't do it..

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Posted by Roxanne Starr

Dear G-Man, aztek & Mr. Wilson,

The people who are buying this comic are not picking up anything else. They come in week after week, because they have to have every printing. At least 75% of them are the poorest of the poor. I am now down with the flu from having people who probably live in homeholds full of kids breathing on me. I want an end to this!

Rx

Posted by inferiorego
Roxanne Starr said:
"Dear G-Man, aztek & Mr. Wilson,

The people who are buying this comic are not picking up anything else. They come in week after week, because they have to have every printing. At least 75% of them are the poorest of the poor. I am now down with the flu from having people who probably live in homeholds full of kids breathing on me. I want an end to this!

Rx"
I disagree 100% with this statement. Ever since the 1st printing we've had new customers in our store coming back to buy more things. Most of the time it is Marvel Adventures stuff, but that's where you get em. New 7-14 year olds want to read more S.M. and they are now hooked all because of the super-fist-bump between Obama & Parker. As much as I hate the issue, it has brought in many new customers.
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Posted by G-Man

If 75% are the "poorest of the poor" maybe they're being 'paid' to pick up a copy.  That's what happened at my local comic shop and I heard it happening at others.  Most stores put a limit on the number of copies you could buy.  So what those crafty collectors (that will probably try selling them on ebay) do is bribe homeless people or high school kids to buy a copy for them.

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Posted by TheDrifter

Why not just give Obama his own comic?

Posted by aztek_the_lost
TheDrifter said:
"Why not just give Obama his own comic?"
I already said that
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Posted by Slinger
inferiorego said:
"...I hate the issue..."
I thought it was great, if only they didn't put in that crappy Obama story.
Posted by SilverZeo

Why don't they give Obama a book and have Spider-Man be part of it? He is selling the book while Pete is off trying to score. :-P

Posted by inferiorego
TheDrifter said:
"Why not just give Obama his own comic?"
They did: Presidential Material by IDW back in Oct. Few people bought it.
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Posted by SilverZeo
inferiorego said:
"TheDrifter said:
"Why not just give Obama his own comic?"
They did: Presidential Material by IDW back in Oct. Few people bought it."
I meant like kicking Spidey's web-butt to curb and give his series to Obama like they did with Herc with Hulk's series.
Posted by inferiorego
SilverZeo said:
"inferiorego said:
"TheDrifter said:
"Why not just give Obama his own comic?"
They did: Presidential Material by IDW back in Oct. Few people bought it."
I meant like kicking Spidey's web-butt to curb and give his series to Obama like they did with Herc with Hulk's series."
I'd rather read that than ASM
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Posted by Roxanne Starr

>>I disagree 100% with this statement. Ever since the 1st printing we've had new customers in our store coming back to buy more things. Most of the time it is Marvel Adventures stuff, but that's where you get em. New 7-14 year olds want to read more S.M. and they are now hooked all because of the super-fist-bump between Obama & Parker. As much as I hate the issue, it has brought in many new customers.<<

Where do you live? I want your customers!

Rx

Posted by inferiorego
Roxanne Starr said:
">>I disagree 100% with this statement. Ever since the 1st printing we've had new customers in our store coming back to buy more things. Most of the time it is Marvel Adventures stuff, but that's where you get em. New 7-14 year olds want to read more S.M. and they are now hooked all because of the super-fist-bump between Obama & Parker. As much as I hate the issue, it has brought in many new customers.<<

Where do you live? I want your customers!

Rx"
Outside of Chicago, I work at Graham Crackers comics on the weekends.
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Posted by Roxanne Starr

>> Outside of Chicago <<

AHA! No wonder.

I'm in Georgia. Not many middle-class people (including blacks) voted for Obama here.

Rx

Posted by inferiorego
Roxanne Starr said:
">> Outside of Chicago <<

AHA! No wonder.

I'm in Georgia. Not many middle-class people (including blacks) voted for Obama here.

Rx"
It's like Beatlesmania here, quite annoying. Obama-everything and it is flying off of the shelves.
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Posted by Mr. Wilson
Roxanne Starr said:
">>I disagree 100% with this statement. Ever since the 1st printing we've had new customers in our store coming back to buy more things. Most of the time it is Marvel Adventures stuff, but that's where you get em. New 7-14 year olds want to read more S.M. and they are now hooked all because of the super-fist-bump between Obama & Parker. As much as I hate the issue, it has brought in many new customers.<<

Where do you live? I want your customers!

Rx"

I knew this would bring in new peeps.
Posted by Roxanne Starr

Yes, Mr. Wilson, the comic did bring in new peeps...but once Marvel stops reprinting this thing, we'll never see those peeps again.

Rx

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