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Fantastic Force Sales Figures

Circulation as Reported in Publishers' Statements of Ownership
Filed with the United States Postal Service

A spinoff from Fantastic Four starring a young adult Franklin Richards, Fantastic Force ran for a year and a half in the mid-1990s. A mini-series by the same name appeared from Marvel in 2009.

A trivial Comichron connection: I used Fantastic Force as the sample title in the proposal to Krause Publications for the Standard Catalog of Comic Books.

Some direct-market only information on that title is available in the monthly reports.

—John Jackson Miller


 

199419951996  
Issue Statement appearing in:#15 Jan
Date of filing:10/1/95
Issues published during year:12
Annual subscription price:$22.00
Cover price during year:$1.75
Total Copies PRINTED (avg):36,057
Sales through DEALERS (avg):32,675
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg):1,000
Total PAID circulation (avg):33,675
Samples by MAIL (avg):750
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg):0
Total FREE circulation (avg):750
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION:34,425
Copies not distributed (office):500
Copies not distributed (RETURNS):1,132
Reported % Paid/Requested:99.0%
% of RUN RETURNED:3.1%
Copies existent:34,925
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL:93.4%


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Statement history
There was no Statement for 1996, as the series was canceled during the year. 1994 issues were published too soon to have a report filed.

Understanding Statements of Ownership
The figures above are taken directly from the annual Statements of Ownership, Management, and Circulation filed by publishers with the United States Postal Service. The sales figure is the Average Paid Circulation figure and includes all copies sold through newsstands, comics shops, and postal subscription. It does not count copies the publisher gave away for free, or copies that were kept for office use.

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