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Amazing Spider-Man
Sales Figures

Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Postal Records, 1966-present



  1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Issue Statement appearing in:   #47 April #59 April #71 April #83 April
Date of filing:   10/1/66 10/1/67 10/1/68 10/1/69
Issues published during year:   12 12 12 12
Annual subscription price:          
Cover price during year:   $0.12 $0.12 $0.12 $0.15
Total Copies PRINTED (avg):   516,748 587,213 556,000 574,910
Sales through DEALERS (avg):   337,455 359,363 369,431 370,490
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg):   2,700 2,300 3,872 1,862
Total PAID circulation (avg):   340,155 361,663 373,303 372,352
Samples by MAIL (avg):   60 95 400 110
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg):   0 0 0 0
Total FREE circulation (avg):   60 95 400 110
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION:   340,215 361,758 373,703 372,462
Copies not distributed (office):          
Copies not distributed (RETURNS):   176,533 225,455 182,297 202,448
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED:   34.2% 38.4% 32.8% 35.2%
Copies existent:   340,215 361,758 373,703 372,462
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL:   65.8% 61.6% 67.1% 64.8%












  1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Issue Statement appearing in: #95 April #108 May #118 March #132 May #144 May
Date of filing: 10/1/70 9/23/71 9/21/72 9/25/73 9/18/74
Issues published during year: 12 12 12 12 12
Annual subscription price:   $3.00 $2.75 $3.50 $3.50
Cover price during year: $0.15 $0.20 $0.20 $0.25 $0.25
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 596,102 520,862 519,531 541,043 524,583
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 319,664 305,192 285,623 270,801 285,431
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 2,531 2,358 2,756 2,403 2,801
Total PAID circulation (avg): 322,195 307,550 288,379 273,204 288,232
Samples by MAIL (avg): 0 110 110 150 0
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg): 0 0 0 0 0
Total FREE circulation (avg): 0 110 110 150 0
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 322,195 307,660 288,489 273,354 288,232
Copies not distributed (office): 110 2,305 1,437 161 3,029
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 273,797 211,562 229,605 267,538 233,322
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED: 45.9% 40.6% 44.2% 49.4% 44.5%
Copies existent: 322,305 309,965 289,926 273,515 291,261
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 54.1% 59.0% 55.5% 50.5% 54.9%












  1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Issue Statement appearing in: #155 April #167 April #178 March #191 April  
Date of filing: 9/22/75 9/20/76 9/20/77 9/25/78  
Issues published during year: 12 12 12 12  
Annual subscription price: $3.50 $4.00 $4.50 $4.50  
Cover price during year: $0.25 $0.30 $0.35 $0.35  
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 530,714 555,709 587,702 558,630  
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 269,167 278,909 271,491 230,208  
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 4,606 3,250 10,369 27,948  
Total PAID circulation (avg): 273,773 282,159 281,860 258,156  
Samples by MAIL (avg): 0 0 200 225  
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg): 0 0 0 0  
Total FREE circulation (avg): 0 0 200 225  
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 273,773 282,159 282,060 258,381  
Copies not distributed (office): 3,015 3,080 2,980 2,160  
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 253,926 270,470 302,662 298,030  
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED: 47.8% 48.7% 51.5% 53.4% #DIV/0!
Copies existent: 276,788 285,239 285,040 260,541 0
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 51.6% 50.8% 48.0% 46.2% #DIV/0!












  1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Issue Statement appearing in: #215 April #227 April #240 May #252 April #264 May
Date of filing: 10/1/80 10/1/81 10/1/82 10/4/83 9/28/84
Issues published during year: 12 12 12 12 12
Annual subscription price: $6.00 $7.20 $7.20 $7.20 $7.80
Cover price during year: $0.50 $0.60 $0.60 $0.60 $0.65
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 609,059 554,248 513,585 470,527 461,691
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 267,124 208,724 203,475 202,633 217,769
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 29,588 34,057 37,208 39,129 43,295
Total PAID circulation (avg): 296,712 242,781 240,683 241,762 261,064
Samples by MAIL (avg): 1,082 665 804 843 190
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg): 0 0 0 0 0
Total FREE circulation (avg): 1,082 665 804 843 190
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 297,794 243,446 241,487 242,606 261,254
Copies not distributed (office): 5,418 5,916 6,162 5,832 1,802
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 305,847 304,886 265,936 222,090 198,635
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED: 50.2% 55.0% 51.8% 47.2% 43.0%
Copies existent: 303,212 249,362 247,649 248,437 263,056
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 48.7% 43.8% 46.9% 51.4% 56.5%












  1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Issue Statement appearing in: #275 April #287 April #301 June #315 May #332 May
Date of filing: 10/1/85 10/6/86 10/30/87 10/1/88 11/1/89
Issues published during year: 12 12 12 15 15
Annual subscription price: $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $12.00 $12.00
Cover price during year: $0.75 $0.75 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 498,367 474,098 469,913 451,930 426,790
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 298,112 253,273 267,567 256,500 255,350
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 28,583 22,791 17,125 14,600 10,750
Total PAID circulation (avg): 326,695 276,064 284,692 271,100 266,100
Samples by MAIL (avg): 942 683 132 130 150
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg): 0 0 0 0 0
Total FREE circulation (avg): 942 683 132 130 150
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 327,637 276,747 284,824 272,230 266,250
Copies not distributed (office): 1,153 6,786 922 900 600
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 169,577 190,565 184,167 178,800 159,940
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED: 34.0% 40.2% 39.2% 39.6% 37.5%
Copies existent: 328,790 283,533 285,746 272,130 266,850
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 65.6% 58.2% 60.6% 60.0% 62.3%












  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Issue Statement appearing in: #345 March #360 March #375 March #386 Feb. #400 April
Date of filing: 10/1/90 10/1/91 10/1/92 10/1/93 10/1/94
Issues published during year: 15 12 12 12 12
Annual subscription price: $12.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $18.00
Cover price during year: $1.00 $1.25 $1.25 $1.25 $1.50
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 489,589 470,075 660,958 715,642 520,625
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 324,060 328,881 519,804 561,683 319,575
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 10,833 12,096 25,096 30,759 33,450
Total PAID circulation (avg): 334,893 340,977 544,900 592,442 353,025
Samples by MAIL (avg): 125 250 250 125 125
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg): 0 0 0 0 0
Total FREE circulation (avg): 125 250 250 125 125
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 335,018 341,229 545,150 592,567 353,150
Copies not distributed (office): 600 500 500 250 500
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 153,971 128,346 115,308 122,825 170,075
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED: 31.4% 27.3% 17.4% 17.2% 32.7%
Copies existent: 335,618 341,727 545,650 592,817 353,650
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 68.4% 72.5% 82.4% 82.8% 67.8%












  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Issue Statement appearing in: #407 Jan. #417 Nov.! #429 Dec #441 Nov! V2#11 Nov
Date of filing: 10/1/95 10/1/96 10/1/97 10/1/97 10/1/99
Issues published during year: 12 12 12 12 12
Annual subscription price: $22.00 $22.00 $23.88 $23.88 $23.88
Cover price during year: $1.50 $1.50 $1.99 $1.99 $1.99
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 395,486 318,992 274,400 219,917 206,591
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 208,090 203,454 149,453 112,670 120,569
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 26,200 13,325 10,497 6,877 7,346
Total PAID circulation (avg): 234,290 216,779 159,950 119,547 127,915
Samples by MAIL (avg): 750 600 600 600 600
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg): 0 0 0 0 5,053
Total FREE circulation (avg): 750 600 600 600 5,653
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 235,040 217,379 160,550 120,147 128,515
Copies not distributed (office): 500 125 125 125 125
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 159,946 101,488 113,725 99,645 77,951
Reported % Paid/Requested: 1   1 1 1
% of RUN RETURNED: 40.4% 31.8% 41.4% 45.3% 37.7%
Copies existent: 235,540 217,504 160,675 120,272 133,693
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 59.2% 68.0% 58.3% 54.4% 61.9%












  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Issue Statement appearing in: V2#24 Dec V2#37 Jan V2 #48 Dec V1#502 Feb V1 #513 Dec
Date of filing: 10/1/00 10/1/01 10/1/02 10/1/03  
Issues published during year: 12 12 12 13  
Annual subscription price: $27.00 $27.00 $27.00 $27.00  
Cover price during year: $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25  
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 173,967 131,367 165,765 142,569 160,579
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 106,488 106,566 115,000 112,536  
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 7,197 6,991 7,572 9,637  
Total PAID circulation (avg): 113,685 113,557 122,572 122,173 123,540
Samples by MAIL (avg): 600 600 600 6  
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg): 0 0 0 1,870  
Total FREE circulation (avg): 600 600 600 1,876  
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 114,285 114,157 23 124,049  
Copies not distributed (office): 125 0 123,172 0  
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 59,682 17,210 42,593 18,520  
Reported % Paid/Requested: 1 1 1 1  
% of RUN RETURNED: 34.3% 13.1% 25.7% 13.0%  
Copies existent: 114,410 114,157 246,344 124,049  
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 65.3% 86.4% 73.9% 85.7%  












  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Issue Statement appearing in: V1 #525 Dec     #574 Dec  
Date of filing: 8/26/2005 (!)     9/30/08  
Issues published during year: 12     36  
Annual subscription price: $27.00     $81.00  
Cover price during year: $2.50     $2.99  
Total Copies PRINTED (avg): 150,833     125,019  
Sales through DEALERS (avg): 102,377     95,141  
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg): 10,187     10,807  
Total PAID circulation (avg): 112,564     105,948  
Samples by MAIL (avg): 0     0  
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg): 3,028     1,556  
Total FREE circulation (avg): 3,028     1,556  
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION: 115,592     107,504  
Copies not distributed (office):          
Copies not distributed (RETURNS): 35,241     17,515  
Reported % Paid/Requested: 1     1  
% of RUN RETURNED: 23.4%     14.0%  
Copies existent: 115,592     107,504  
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: 74.6%     84.7%  






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:




April 29, 2009





Statement history:

    Marvel did not begin publishing Statements of Ownership in the title until 1966. The 1979 form has been confirmed not to have been published, and the 2006 form has not been found in any of the issues where it might have been expected to appear. Other Statements are still being sought. The 2005 form was dated two months earlier than the customary October filing date.  
   
    Subscriptions in 1995 included issues of Amazing Scarlet Spider, which the title had "become" for a while before resuming with its original name and numbering. And in 1998, after #441, Marvel  restarted the title's numbering as Volume 2 — before having second thoughts in 2003 and resuming the original volume number with #500, counting those other issues as part of the same series. As far as the Statement record is concerned, they were, since the subscriptions went along with the volume change.






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