If Static ends up getting cancelled, I'm hoping DC will replace it with a new Milestone title, preferably the Shadow Cabinet w/ Hardware and Icon.
"And in a few years, some rebellious little kid is going to turn up at your school with me on his t-shirt. 'Cyclops was right.'"
If DC isn't going to start reviewing sales until issue 8 then everything should get at least 11 or 12 issues on the stands with lead time for solicitations included.We were at the "road show" last summer talking to retailers, saying, "Well, we'll probably wait until Issue #5 to make any replacement decisions." And gosh, it's going to be closer to something like issue #8 before we entertain that situation, which is in the "great-problem-to-have" department.
For me, the key quote from that interview is right here:
DC getting a larger marketshare is nice but the New 52 initiative can still be a huge success even if Marvel is a few points ahead.I don't even think about it in terms of "winning" December, but when you take that strength of F.O.C. #5, and then you add things like graphic novel performance, where we've always had a great advantage, and recently driven by titles like Lee Bermejo's Batman: Noel, then you're like, wow, this is something that could continue to be goofy.
And I say "goofy" because we're sending out half as many titles per month as the other guy.
And I say "goofy" because our books are at $2.99 largely.
Again, we have to keep meeting like this! I expect we won't eventually. But that won't be the measure of the success or failure of the New 52, is how many months we "win."
I'm curious how far JL drops after Jim Lee is off the title for a few months. Gene Ha is talented but nowhere near the draw of Jim Lee.
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So...books probably cancelled around issue #8 with new books coming out in May. DC considering releasing 99 cent books (YAY!). Plus, the survey from Nielsen has shown DC brought in new customers..and the data will be shared with retailers in February. Oh, and sales are increasing for them month-to-month and they may be #1 in December as well. "WOW" doesn't quite cover it.Originally Posted by Newsarama.com
But this part really impressed the hell out of me:
Rood comes off very reasonable, knowledgeable and pragmatic here. It is wonderful to see DC acknowledging that everyone--fans, retailers and DC as a company--all have finite resources. Everyone can't buy and support everything. And how awesome is it to hear that coming from one of the Big Two publishers?Originally Posted by Newsarama.com
Very, very sweet.
99 cent books and more titles for e-readers? I'm down
No way is anything going to be cancelled any time soon. I'd be very surprised if anything bites the dust before #12.
I support Danny LuVisi's Last Man Standing.
Since ICV2 is yet to release the sales numbers, anyone want to guess what the sales of Batman are this month?
I'm predicting ~148K. (Probably add another 10K if Marvel's titles have managed to pull a finger out and improve overall sales. :p)
If anyone noticed, over at graphic novels department,
DC has 35 books and Marvel has 24 out of top 100. DC also held the highest positions in the top 100 chart for graphic novels. Which isn't surprising since DC came in at #1 almost every year for graphic novels and Marvel came in at #6 losing to dark horse, image and several other indie publishers.
1 Batman Noel Deluxe Edition HC $22.99 DC 8.6
2 Hellboy House Of The Living Dead HC $14.99 Dark Horse 5.73
3 Boys Vol. 9 Big Ride $24.99 Dynamic Forces 3.76
4 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 3.55
5 Batman And Robin Vol. 2 Batman Vs Robin $17.99 DC 2.78
6 Scalped Vol. 8 You Gotta Sin To Get Saved $17.99 DC 2.59
7 Green Lantern War Of The Green Lanterns HC $29.99 DC 2.48
8 Sailor Moon Kodansha Ed Vol. 2 $10.99 Random House 2.14
9 Bprd Being Human $17.99 Dark Horse 2.13
10 Joe The Barbarian Deluxe Ed HC $29.99 DC 2.08
11 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 1.88
12 Batman Arkham City HC $22.99 DC 1.86
13 Codename Sailor V Vol. 2 $10.99 Random House 1.68
14 Flash The Road To Flashpoint HC $22.99 DC 1.65
15 Batman A Death In The Family New Ed $24.99 DC 1.65
16 Batman The Black Mirror HC $29.99 DC 1.64
17 Superman Return Of Doomsday $14.99 DC 1.55
18 Flight Of Angels HC $24.99 DC 1.54
19 Deadpool Vol. 7 Space Oddity $15.99 Marvel 1.49
20 Uncanny X-Force Dark Angel Saga Prem HC Book 0 $24.99 Marvel 1.47
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Here are the number of positions dropped since last month.
Action Comics 0
Green Lantern 0
Justice League 0
Batman The Dark Knight -1
Batman And Robin -2
Detective Comics -2
Animal Man -3
Wonder Woman -4
Green Lantern Corps -5
Teen Titans -5
Green Lantern New Guardians -6
All Star Western -7
Red Hood And The Outlaws -9
Swamp Thing -9
Demon Knights -10
Frankenstein Agent Of Shade -11
Green Arrow -12
Justice League Dark -12
Red Lanterns -12
I Vampire -15
Resurrection Man -15
Hawk And Dove -17
Justice League International -17
Suicide Squad -17
Birds Of Prey -18
DC Universe Presents -18
Blue Beetle -20
Savage Hawkman -20
Legion Lost -21
Legion Of Super Heroes -21
Captain Atom -22
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men -24
Mister Terrific -24
Excluding, Blackhawks, Men of War, Voodoo, OMAC, Static Shock
Hmm at issue 8? They shuffle teams at issue 7 that really gives no time for a turn around.
Well hopefully Static gets on the teen titans or given the large number of teens dc can always give us another teen team book.
Mr. Terrific send him and power girl to Earth 2 for the JSA.
Voodoo not sure I suppose u send her to Stormwatch or u launch a new Wildcats.
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They were planning to discuss cancellation at issue 5. But now they're only thinking of that thought at perhaps issue 8. Which means they have to look at reviews and sales of issue 7 and 8. Once they have decided its probably after the second arc ends that they will cancel the book.