Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weird Comics History Podcast ep. 10 - Marvel’s U-Decide Stunt



This week Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) talk about one of the truly weirdest publishing gimmicks in comic book history, Marvel Comics' "U-Decide" stunt from 2002! Beginning with a discussion about the changing of Marvel's executive board and the conditions that caused this bizarre three-way wager, we'll learn about the three personalities involved in the U-Decide comics, what those comic books contained, and list the actual sales figures to determine the outcome of this bet. It all happened in the Internet Age, so this episode is sure contain some classic online bickering!









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This week Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) talk about one of the truly weirdest publishing gimmicks in comic book history, Marvel Comics' "U-Decide" stunt from 2002! Beginning with a discussion about the changing of Marvel's executive board and the conditions that caused this bizarre three-way wager, we'll learn about the three personalities involved in the U-Decide comics, what those comic books contained, and list the actual sales figures to determine the outcome of this bet. It all happened in the Internet Age, so this episode is sure contain some classic online bickering!




SOME SOURCES: 
Open Letter and blow-by-blow coverage: PeterDavid.com
Hype: Cbr.com
Sales Data: Comichron.com

Anecdotes:

TAGS: Marvel, comic books, comic book history, U-Decide, Captain Marvel, Genis-Vell, Marville, Ultimate Adventures, Peter David, Ron Zimmerman, Bill Jemas, Joe Quesada, M.D. Bright, Duncan Fegredo, ChrisCross, comics internet, trolling, Kal-AOL

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