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Strange Suspense Stories /
Captain Atom

Sales Figures

Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Postal Records, 1960-1966



  1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Issue Statement appearing in:       #70 May #75 Jun
Date of filing:     9/29/62 9/30/65 10/30/64
Issues published during year:     6 6 6
Annual subscription price:          
Cover price during year: $0.10 $0.10   $0.12 $0.12
Total Copies PRINTED (avg):       221,507 226,251
Sales through DEALERS (avg):       133,788 130,475
Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg):       17 20
Total PAID circulation (avg):     127,740 133,805 130,495
Samples by MAIL (avg):       25 25
Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg):       0  
Total FREE circulation (avg):       25 25
TOTAL DISTRIBUTION:       133,330 130,520
Copies not distributed (office):          
Copies not distributed (RETURNS):       88,177 95,731
Reported % Paid/Requested:          
% of RUN RETURNED: #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 39.8% 42.3%
Copies existent: 0 0 0 133,830 130,520
SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 60.4% 57.7%












  1965 1966


Issue Statement appearing in: #80 May #86 June


Date of filing:    


Issues published during year:    


Annual subscription price:    


Cover price during year:    


Total Copies PRINTED (avg):    


Sales through DEALERS (avg):    


Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg):    


Total PAID circulation (avg): 131,350 123,267


Samples by MAIL (avg):    


Samples OUTSIDE mail (avg):    


Total FREE circulation (avg):    


TOTAL DISTRIBUTION:    


Copies not distributed (office):    


Copies not distributed (RETURNS):    


Reported % Paid/Requested:    


% of RUN RETURNED: #DIV/0! #DIV/0!


Copies existent: 0 0


SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL: #DIV/0! #DIV/0!








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:




March 4, 2009





Statement history:

    Statements of Ownership did not include sales figures until 1960, so no figures exist for the previous incarnations of the series. Subscribers followed over into Captain Atom, so the form printed in Captain Atom #80 is actually referring to sales of Strange Suspense before the name change. There is likely no 1967 Statement.






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