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Old March 14 2013, 07:34 PM   #6256
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

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So this is interesting if it happens. 16 cancellations and rotating creative teams on weekly books? That seems like another bold move.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/03/...ts-the-rumour/
Rotating creative teams on weeklies are just dumb. 52 was a one time thing. If they don't have a consistent creative team, the books will just fail like ACW. And the ASM weekly Spider-Man and 52 were both done by Stephen Wacker. And he isn't around. DC's weekly attempts without him have all turned out to be dazzling failures.

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I'm guessing titles like Batwing or even Batgirl get cancelled, and their stories shifted to some new Bat-family book that will read like an anthology.
I doubt Batgirl will ever get cancelled by editorial barring terrible sales now that Simone has got a bunch of morons on tumblr to show DC that she has "fans". Don't count on Red Lanterns either since the GL family of titles is still under Geoff Johns guidance and protection. So it's going to be stuff from the Dark, Edge and Superman lines then.
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Old March 14 2013, 08:09 PM   #6257
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Hey, I quit reading it because it sucked, but whatever happened to the team from Legion Lost. They obviously haven't turned up back in the main book.
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Old March 14 2013, 09:19 PM   #6258
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Man, Batman and Robin #18 was some incredibly heart-wrenching stuff. It was a masterfully written and drawn issue, though. Seriously one of the best single issues that has come out of the New 52 so far.
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Old March 14 2013, 10:17 PM   #6259
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I need to get B&R-18, LCS was out of it, will try my secondary tomorrow.

And, yeah, I really doubt they'll cancel Batgirl. (I more see them canceling Batwoman.)
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Old March 14 2013, 10:58 PM   #6260
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Why would they start two new Superman titles only to cancel one of the existing ones?
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Old March 14 2013, 11:00 PM   #6261
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I don't know if there are any Astro City fans left...but it's coming back!

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/kurt...interview.html
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Old March 14 2013, 11:28 PM   #6262
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I don't know if there are any Astro City fans left...but it's coming back!

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/kurt...interview.html
i've read a handful of issues over the years. liked what i read, just never got around to reading everything.
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Old March 14 2013, 11:28 PM   #6263
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Why would they start two new Superman titles only to cancel one of the existing ones?
Three ongoing Superman titles is excessive. He hasn't sold all too well since the 90s. They could probably cancel one of the badly performing titles.

And the anthology is dead on arrival due to the controversy with Card and of course anthologies never doing too well to begin with.

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The Superman books in the 90's (4 titles but essentially handled as a weekly book) are a prime example.
But the Superman titles in the 90s was a terrible example of that. The shared plot arcs were very weak since the individual books were still written by 4 different writers. I honestly didn't think it worked too well since it was wildly inconsistent, but you still had to read all 4 titles or you would quickly get lost.
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Old March 15 2013, 12:06 AM   #6264
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And the anthology is dead on arrival due to the controversy with Card and of course anthologies never doing too well to begin with.
Adventures is, like Batman Beyond Unlimited, Ame-Comi Girls, Smallville Season 11, and Legends of the Dark Knight, reprinting the digital-first shorts. Clearly, DC has an economic model that works for them on these digital-first reprints, otherwise they wouldn't keep doing them.

The best thing about the Card imbroglio is that now people know that there's an Adventures of Superman comic.
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Old March 15 2013, 01:05 AM   #6265
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Does someone have a list of the 52 titles ranked in order of copies sold?
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Old March 15 2013, 01:39 AM   #6266
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Haven't seen any just DC numbers, but here's the Feb 2013 sales numbers for all companies (selling through Diamond that is).

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JLA with a little over 300,000 copies is the number one book for the month. Firestorm with 11,100 copies is at the bottom I believe.
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Old March 15 2013, 02:45 AM   #6267
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Not just that, but JLA is one of the top selling comics for DC in decades.
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Old March 15 2013, 02:53 AM   #6268
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Not just that, but JLA is one of the top selling comics for DC in decades.
Well it is the comic that most of the individual heroes fans are likely to pick up which would likely allow it to attract the majority of DC's general fanbase.
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Old March 15 2013, 03:04 AM   #6269
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^This is the NEW JLA, the one without the Big 6. But I'm sure all 20 of us Stargirl fans picked it up. And both of Vibe's.

Edited to add: I will say this: it's somewhat heartening to see 5 books in the top 10 selling over 100,000. Just a few years ago there were months long stretches where not a single book in the top 10 hit 100,000. It's not the boom days of yesteryear, but it's something.
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Old March 15 2013, 03:06 AM   #6270
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Stargirl was a big reason i read JLA. i've liked that character since her ongoing ten years ago.
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