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For Marvel and DC, event comics are intended as a good way to get readers attention once or twice (or more) per year. Some events clear the deck so a new status quo can be put in place for a year or two, others are meant to boost a character’s profile ahead of their jump to TV or film, and others just exist as a means to shake things up for the various heroes and villains for a few months.