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#1 Posted by Zorquan-X (7 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think too many is the problem, especially in comics that deals with groups of characters since they can split up, it is more likely the confusion that multiple simultaneous publishing with obvious related titles can bring to the consumers. What is what and who's who? and even worst sometime was that before this event or after? The juggling of characters between issues and the slight incoherence generated by the switching of the creative teams. All of these things can make a BIG numbers of issues and releases seem HUGE and somewhat overwhelming.
Strong, not too long, story arcs and well identified timelines that let you know where you are makes the number of issues irrelevant to a certain degree.
So, just make things clear about what's what, then it doesn't matter how many there is.

#2 Posted by Zorquan-X (7 posts) - - Show Bio
  
cel·e·brate
1. To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.
2. To perform (a religious ceremony): celebrate Mass.
3. To extol or praise: a sonnet that celebrates love.
4. To make widely known; display: "a determination on the author's part to celebrate . . . the offenses of another" (William H. Pritchard).
 
ex·ploi·ta·tion 
1. The act of employing to the greatest possible advantage: exploitation of copper deposits.
2. Utilization of another person or group for selfish purposes: exploitation of unwary consumers.
3. An advertising or a publicity program.
 
so·lic·it  
1. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application: a candidate who solicited votes among the factory workers.
2. To petition persistently; importune: solicited the neighbors for donations.
3. To entice or incite to evil or illegal action.
4. To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sexual services.
 
Well... according to those definition it definitely is exploitation.  (That's all based on the cover only of course, I would have to read the actual comic to make a clearer oppinion.)
Up to which point it is a good or a bad thing? Not to forget that Marvel is an industry with the goal to sell comics, so I guess it's good if the content is as shallow as the cover and it is bad if the story is profound and respectful of the displayed characters.
 
Is it the only cover for this issue?
If yes then I would suggest alternate covers to reflect what's going on inside, that would get them the "right" audience.