1 out of every 2 comics sold in October was a DC comic book

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/11/04/dc-smashes-marvel-marketshare-in-october-taking-51-of-sales/

Good to know there was not an immediate drop in sales.

p.s. The Bear messed up his back real bad and this has caused a delay in reviews sorry to any who care about his opinion, god knows we don’t.

9 Things You Need To Know About The Marvel Universe

1: There is no S.H.I.E.L.D..  During the Dark Reign event, Norman Osborn created a new orginazation called H.A.M.M.E.R. and shut S.H.I.E.L.D. down. Though Osborn was removed from power at the end of the event, S.H.I.E.L.D. remains gone.

2: There are a lot of Hulks.  Aside from the green giant himself, we have Skaar the son of Hulk (first introduced during World War Hulk), the She-Hulk (Hulk’s cousin Jennifer Walters), the savage She-Hulk (Hulk’s daughter from an alternate future), Red Hulk (General Thunderbolt Ross), and Red She-Hulk (Betty Ross).

3: Iron Man’s armor is a part of him.  It’s stored in his bones and tied to his central nervous system allowing him to call it forth at will.

4: Asgard is on Earth.  At some point Asgard was destroyed during Ragnarok and rebuilt on Earth near the town of Broxton, Oklahoma.  It is destroyed yet again while Norman Osborn is in charge of H.A.M.M.E.R. but the Asgardians remain there.

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Fear Itself

Welcome to Fear Itself, Marvel’s big money pit for the year of 2011 (and honestly a good portion of 2012 if you plan on reading the Fearless and Battle Scars).  I’m just gonna start by saying honestly if you just want to get the most important bulk of this story, the only things you really need are the main series, Invincible Iron Man, and the Avengers.  Everything else feels completely optional, not that it’s all bad.  There are actually quite a few tie-ins that are worth a read if you follow those characters to begin with.  The Uncanny X-Men tie-in is definately one of the better ones and important if you follow them.  But here I’m only really going to talk about the main series itself.[Spoilers Below]

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