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Metal Men
Sales Figures

Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Postal Records, 1963-1978


  1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
Issue Statement appearing in:   #12 Mar #19 Apr/May #24 Feb-Mar #30 Feb/Mar
Date of filing:   10/1/64 10/1/65 10/1/66 10/1/67
Issues published during year:   6 6 6 6
Annual subscription price:          
Cover price during year:   $0.12 $0.12 $0.12 $0.12
Total Copies PRINTED (avg):   410,000 505,000 642,000 439,000
Sales through DEALERS (avg):   291,000 328,000 391,000 236,000
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg):   4,126 6,245 5,506 3,700
Total PAID circulation (avg):   295,513 334,245 396,506 239,700
Samples by MAIL (avg):   387 142 265 340
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg):   0 0 0 0
Total FREE circulation (avg):   387 142 265 340
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION:   295,513 334,387 396,771 240,040
Copies not distributed (office):          
Copies not distributed (RETURNS):   114,487 170,613 245,229 198,960
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED:   27.9% 33.8% 38.2% 45.3%
Copies existent:   295,513 334,387 396,771 240,040
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL:   72.1% 66.2% 61.8% 54.6%












  1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
Issue Statement appearing in: #37 Apr/May   hiatus hiatus hiatus
Date of filing: 10/1/68        
Issues published during year: 6        
Annual subscription price:          
Cover price during year: $0.12        
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 387,000        
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 205,000        
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 1,555        
Total PAID circulation (avg): 206,555        
Samples by MAIL (avg): 386        
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg): 0        
Total FREE circulation (avg): 386        
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 206,941        
Copies not distributed (office):          
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 180,059        
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED: 46.5%        
Copies existent: 206,941        
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 53.4%        












  1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
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Green year: Complete data




Orange year: Partial data




White year: Report needed




Gray year: Data doesn't exist




Pink year: Errors in data




Last updated:




November 6, 2010





Statement history:
    DC's original Metal Men series lasted several years before the title went on hiatus. A handful of reprint issues were published in 1973, and a short run from 1976 to early 1978 featured new stories, but no circulation statements were filed for these brief returns.






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