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6’s February Index

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6’s February Index

Diamond’s new minimum purchase order threshold for comics: $2,500

Years since Chris Claremont wrote X-Men #3 (the issue from which Claremont’s new X-book spins off): 18

Years since Jack Kirby died: 15

Years since Edmond Hamilton died: 32

Age of John Updike when he wrote a fan letter to Harold Gray, the creator of the Little Orphan Annie: 15

Age of Updike when he wrote a letter to the editor, protesting the removal of “Spiderman” from the Boston Globe comics page: 61

Estimated current membership of industry charitable/not-for-profit organization, The Hero Initiative: ~250*

Cost of a Hero Initiative Bronze (Basic) membership: $29

Cost of Marvel’s Secret Invasion Collection (Released January 2009): $29.99

Amount Alex Zaben is willing to pay for “six issues about a tiny little Batman who just sits there” by Grant Morrison:  $23.94

Days (as of February 8, 2009) that Wowio is late with its payment to Lone Star Press’ Bill Williams: 177

Government agencies in comics, according to Wikipedia and Knol: between 57 and 60

Fantastic Four issues published before crediting colorists: 129

Days it took for Mark Evanier to clarify the mystery colorist on most of those issues: 1

Issues of Captain America published since Steve Rogers died: 21

Examples of Kitty Pryde unleashing a racial epithet (found by David Brothers) in a misguided effort by her to do the perceived right thing: 2

Deadly enemies of comics books identified by Scipio: 7

Tutorial videos that artist P. Craig Russell has made (to Date): 6

Pros that responded to Mark Waid’s request to name their own best work: 16

Days (as of February 8, 2009) until T Minus: The Race to the Moon (by Jim Ottaviani, Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon) is available: 99

* Information gathered by author

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