As much as I may not like what has been done with WW and her book, a lot of people DO like it and it's working. So good for the current fans and for WW.
Now, I have to start my search for good tasting crow. Four more issues and I may have to eat a lot of it.
Personally I think it's pretty funny when a drop of 800 readers is greeted as a positive thing. :) The book is going down in sales again and will undoubtedly keep falling. DC keeps relying on a jump in numbers from reboots, but the sales ultimately go south. This current run is all flash- CONTROVERSY!- and that can't be sustained forever.
"FINAL March 2012 Sales Reports are in:
The sales numbers listed below are from ComicChron:
25 WONDER WOMAN #7 $2.99 51,314 (down 2,876 copies)"
"... Act, that each tomorrow find us farther than today."
I think this book is great.
It's strange, unexpected, and most importantly entertaining.
Is it my favorite take on Wonder Woman ever? Probably not.
But at least it isn't JMS's run. Now that was worth being upset over.
I think there are many fans that just take comfort in WW existing, unchanged, as they have always known her.
Some probably don't even buy the book- they just like to know she's there, like a nightlight.
Mainly, I don't understand the hatred because it's just the nature of comics. Isn't it???
You follow stories you like; Inevitably, the creative team will change to something that isn't for you anymore.
You still have all the old stories you love, and the possibility of more in the future when a new team come along.
Why would you want to ruin something for those who are enjoying the book?
Seems quite selfish.
Now if it was unanimous hatred, I suppose drastic measures would need to be taken.
Is this drop in sales similar to the drop in DC's other books? Because i see WW retaining her spot as DC's 14th best seller.
This is an good page for DCnU sales. http://www.comicsbeat.com/2012/05/09...es-march-2012/
Here's a quote, "Wonder Woman and Batgirl are the two best-selling solo titles with female leads in the market (Batwoman isn’t far behind, see below), and they’re both holding up well. The overall drop-off on Batgirl looks steep, but it got a disproportionally bigger boost out of the relaunch to begin with. With sales still twice as high as a year ago, there’s no reason to complain."
On his sales numbers thread, Andy Mangels wrote that
But if you go by percentages rather than raw numbers, Wonder Woman actually lost less in April than all but one of the female-centric books Andy mentions, if my math is right:of all the female-centric books, Wonder Woman was pretty much in the middle of the sales drop numbers
Wonder Woman: 1.9%
Last edited by slvn; 05-15-2012 at 01:38 PM.