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Mutant X Articles: 2/19/02 Mutant X comic "Future Shock"



ComixFan: 2/19/02

CLAREMONT TO GIVE MUTANT X A 'FUTURE SHOCK'

X-Treme X-Men writer Chris Claremont is set to pen a story set in the world of the syndicated TV series Mutant X this May in the Mutant X: Future Shock one-shot.

"Mutant X: Future Shock is by Chris Claremont and {artist} Paul Rivoche," editor Andrew Lis told X-Fan. "I'm pretty happy about it - Chris wrote a nice, breezy script and Paul is one of the all-time greats."

"The story centers around the entire Mutant X team, and, in Chris's words, gives the squad it's Magneto character."

Here's how Marvel will solicit the third in a series of three Mutant X one-shots in the upcoming May Previews:

THE SCOOP: The master of mutant mayhem goes Mutant X in a big way this month, proving he's got the juice whether we're in the Marvel Universe, or on TV!

THE STORY: Focusing on Shalimar, the most feral, savage member of the team, Claremont weaves an exciting tale that provides the group with their antithesis: a mutant with an evil agenda! As an added bonus, Marvel welcomes Paul Rivoche, formerly of WB Animation, to the hallowed halls. His stunning art and designs will leave you gasping for more, more, more Mutant X! But we've only got 42 pages, so suck it up!

THE FORMAT: 48 pages, with ads.

Mutant X: Future Shock is scheduled to go on sale May 22.

© Comix Fan


Comics Continuum 2/27/02

MUTANT X: FUTURE SHOCK #1

Written by Chris Claremont, art by Paul Rivoche, photo cover.

Focusing on Shalimar, the most savage member of the team, Claremont weaves an exciting tale that provides the group with their antithesis: a mutant with an evil agenda! As an added bonus, Marvel welcomes Paul Rivoche -- formerly of WB Animation -- to the Hallowed Halls.

54 pages, $3.50.

© Comics Continuum


Excerpt from ICV2 4/25/02

Top 300 Comics--May 2002: Quantity Estimates Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data
Published: 04/25/2002 12:00am

QtyRank Guide Description Price Pub Est.Qty.
108 35.96 MUTANT X FUTURE SHOCK #1 $3.50 MAR 18,663
....
Notes on this chart:
Some titles have been truncated or abbreviated for space reasons.

Publisher abbreviations have also been used.

Mar = Marvel
Dar = Dark Horse
Dre = Dreamwave
Ima = Image
Bla = Black Bull
Car = Cartoon Books
Har = Harris
Cro = Crossgen
Bon = Bongo
Tok = Tokyo Pop
Cha = Chaos

The quantities in this chart are ICv2 estimates of initial raw orders to Diamond North America on titles scheduled for shipment in May 2002.

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image distribute 100% of their comic store orders through Diamond. Some other publishers distribute directly to stores or through other distributors and as a result this analysis may underestimate their sales.

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image distribute some of their titles through channels other than comic specialty stores, e.g., newsstands and bookstores. These quantity estimates do not reflect distribution through those channels.

The quantities above do not include advance reorders, late orders, or reorders.

Most of the titles on this chart are also distributed to Europe by Diamond UK, which can account for significant sales for the publisher, ranging from 3-20% of the US numbers. Sales by Diamond UK are not included in the numbers above.

Even given the above, however, it is probably safe to say that these quantities reflect 80% or more of the total North American sales by the publisher on most periodical comics.

One other factor to consider is that sales through Diamond and other comic distributors are non-returnable to retailers. That means that there is a considerable unknown percentage of books unsold at the retailer level. If that percentage is 10-20% of sales (a reasonable assumption), the estimates above may be quite close to actual sales to consumers.

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