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
|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|
|Copies not distributed (office):||500|
|Copies not distributed (RETURNS):||1,132|
|Reported % Paid/Requested:||99.0%|
|% of RUN RETURNED:||3.1%|
|SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL:||93.4%|
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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