Ghost Rider 2099 Sales Figures
Circulation as Reported in Publishers' Statements of Ownership
Filed with the United States Postal Service
Ghost Rider's increasing popularity in the early '90s made the character a prime candidate for inclusion in Marvel's "2099" line of titles set in a dark future. This time, the hero got the cyberpunk treatment in Ghost Rider 2099.
As things turned out, Ghost Rider 2099 was shorter-lived than several of its 2099 compatriots. This title's later start, combined with a general downturn in comics in the mid-'90s, probably contributed to its relatively quick demise.
Click to see sales for the two main Ghost Rider titles.
Some direct-market only information is available in the monthly reports.
—John Jackson Miller
|Issue Statement appearing in:||#9 Jan||#21 Jan|
|Date of filing:||10/1/94||10/1/95|
|Issues published during year:||12||12|
|Annual subscription price:||$18.00||$23.40|
|Cover price during year:||$1.50||$1.95|
|Total Copies PRINTED (avg):||166,618||40,972|
|Sales through DEALERS (avg):||104,608||37,325|
|Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg):||242||1,000|
|Total PAID circulation (avg):||104,850||38,325|
|Samples by MAIL (avg):||125||750|
|Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg):||0||0|
|Total FREE circulation (avg):||125||750|
|Copies not distributed (office):||500||500|
|Copies not distributed (RETURNS):||61,143||1,397|
|Reported % Paid/Requested:||99.0%||99.0%|
|% of RUN RETURNED:||36.7%||3.4%|
|SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL:||62.9%||93.5%|
The first Statement appeared very early in the title's run, when only a handful of issues could have been averaged. There was no statement for 1996, because the title was canceled.
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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