X-Men 2099 Sales Figures
Circulation as Reported in Publishers' Statements of Ownership
Filed with the United States Postal Service
Marvel's 2099 line of titles transported several of the compan's more popular characters to a setting a century into the future where a few huge "Mega-Corps" control most of the world.
X-Men 2009 wasn't part of the initial wave of 2099 titles, coming along later. It featured a new cast of mutants, rebelling against the Mega-Corps. The series started out with strong sales, going to two printings on issue #1 as well as a limited Gold edition, but the general slump that hit comics in the mid-90s took its toll, leading to the title's cancellation in 1996.
However, the 2099 line lasted longer than some of Marvel's other subsidiary lines of the same time period, such as Marvel UK.
Some direct-market only information is available in the monthly reports.
—John Jackson Miller
|Issue Statement appearing in:||#18 March||#28 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):||515,042||213,852|
|Sales through DEALERS (avg):||362,908||123,833|
|Sales by SUBSCRIPTION (avg):||5,958||4,483|
|Total PAID circulation (avg):||368,867||128,316|
|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):||145,550||84,286|
|Reported % Paid/Requested:||99.0%||99.0%|
|% of RUN RETURNED:||28.3%||39.4%|
|SELL-THROUGH at RETAIL:||71.6%||60.0%|
X-Men 2099 began publishing Statements of Ownership after its first full year of publication. The title folded in 1996, before a report for 1996 could be 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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