As was mentioned upthread, DC didn't do a great job of marketing this - too bad given that it was DC's only DCU #1 that month. Imagine if it had been marketed like Green Arrow # 17!
The New Guardians annual, which was $4.99, actually sold better than this. Given that it was an optional lead-in to this title and that was $1 more (and DC annuals tend not to sell well in general compared to the cheaper monthlies), that's pretty shocking to me.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that with books like this, it's up to us to spread the word, and hopefully keep them from going under before too long. Tell your friends & neighbors!
Well that's a disappointment.
But I will say this. Since it's in its own corner of the DCU, there's a bizarre possibility that something will cause it to click and sell well. The biggest problem I see with it so far is that it's avoiding things that would make people pick it up, specifically Adam Strange. I think his inclusion would drastically increase sales.
Just kidding, but . . . I'm asking honestly, here, because I really have no idea . . . is Adam Strange really that big of a sales draw? When's the last time he was able to support his own series that wasn't a mini or a team book? Seems like a long time to me.
This way, if sales slump and they want to give it another chance, you can market very prominently "Now With Adam Strange/Guy Gardner/Kyle Rayner!" plastered all over the covers, maybe even as a regular presence. Seems a good ace to have in the hole.
Last edited by RKitch; 02-13-2013 at 04:13 PM.
Blue Beetle 15 and 16 also lead into Threshold. Maybe with BB being in the book it will bring over some of the fans of that book now that its ending.
Oh man this is already selling poorly. Blast it all.....
I don't remember anyone suggesting that a series full of mostly new characters, who's biggest draw was Jaime "I love him, but he's never been a great seller" Reyes in a support role, would be a big seller.
Resurrection Man, Frankenstein, I Vampire, Omac, to me that's good company to be in! Sad the sales aren't there but those are some quality comics. I will be re reading those and I can't say that about the all the Big Names in the Nu 52.
I think it is like the 2000 A.D books from back when. Giffen just does good work I think!
Last edited by Coyote2010; 02-14-2013 at 09:58 PM.
Got the first two issues Wednesday at my LCBS because a friend of mine is huge Keith Giffen fan. Figured I would try out Threshold for myself after hearing him talk about it. After reading them I gotta say, I really really enjoyed them. I don't care if the book is gonna get canceled at issue 6 or 100. I am going to keep buying it. And now, at the very least, I know I like another writer at DC.
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