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Old January 5 2012, 05:45 AM   #2941
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As I've predicted before I believe it will be a matter of months before they are back on top again.
Actually, what you predicted most recently was that DC's sales would return to their pre-nuDC levels by September. That's quite a different thing.
AY has stated his beliefs for both issues, never claiming they were one and the same.
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Old January 5 2012, 06:17 AM   #2942
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^ This is exactly so. I also managed to ignore The Last Stand while doing this
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Old January 5 2012, 06:54 AM   #2943
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^ This is exactly so. I also managed to ignore The Last Stand while doing this
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Old January 5 2012, 02:52 PM   #2944
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I have a hard time dropping titles. I look at my comic boxes and I see runs that I should have dropped a long time ago and yet, there are issue after unsatisfying issue in my possession.....
That kind of thinking is what both DC and Marvel count on, unfortunately. Glad to know you're starting to kick the habit.
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Old January 5 2012, 03:14 PM   #2945
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Who was it who predicted that Superman's red BVDs would be back "within a year?" I'm trying to keep track of these for later.
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Old January 5 2012, 03:18 PM   #2946
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Who was it who predicted that Superman's red BVDs would be back "within a year?" I'm trying to keep track of these for later.
Must be nice to have so much free time.
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Old January 5 2012, 03:47 PM   #2947
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Must be nice to have so much free time.
Of course it is. Who would think otherwise?
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Old January 5 2012, 04:36 PM   #2948
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Who was it who predicted that Superman's red BVDs would be back "within a year?"
Morons.
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Old January 5 2012, 04:41 PM   #2949
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Getting ready to catch up on the last month of comics.

Comixology's new site sucks big time.
Does it ever.

Also, Batman Inc mist still be around for Batwing to work.
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Old January 5 2012, 04:47 PM   #2950
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Who was it who predicted that Superman's red BVDs would be back "within a year?"
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Oh, like that narrows it way down.
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Old January 5 2012, 05:52 PM   #2951
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Who was it who predicted that Superman's red BVDs would be back "within a year?"
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Oh, like that narrows it way down.
Somehow, I am reminded of this:

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Old January 5 2012, 07:00 PM   #2952
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Temporary victory at best.
Not really. I mean, if DC really wants to make more money than Marvel, they should double ship books like Justice League, Batman, Action Comics, Green Lantern, Superman, and Detective Comics and increase the number of books they release as well as making all of the books 3.99, the success of the reboot probably could have lasted through 2012.

The fact that the numbers are still extremely close with Marvel's business model still being Marvel's business model is still a win in my book.
But the novelty as yet to wear off. We're still in the very early days - someone a few posts up mentions it'll be issue 8 before the axes start to fall. If that's true, then that's the finish line in this race - if DC is able to maintain the momentum to there and beyond, then it wins. But until then, I side with the temporary victory crowd. Me, I successfully quit DC cold turkey with the reboot for reasons I explained about 150 pages back and since then the only thing remotely DC-related I've purchased is the Star Trek/Legion crossover which I consider an IDW product. Frankly Marvel isn't turning my crank either so I've gone from spending $30-40 a week on comics last summer to maybe $10 on a good week, mostly on independents. If nothing else, the reboot has saved me a fair chunk of dough.

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Old January 5 2012, 07:01 PM   #2953
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Action #5:

I found this book to be okay, if maybe a bit quick and a disjointed, I wasn't much impressed with the "narrative" by the Braniac AI from the Kal El's crib-ship. Elements of this book I liked, others not so much.

Detective #5:

This one was mostly okay, probably the best one of this title so far. But, overall, still not my favorite of the Batman books. The second story in this book I wasn't impressed with either. I do look forward to where The Penguin storyline goes.
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Old January 5 2012, 08:18 PM   #2954
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Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes is kind of a IDW book and features a DCU era Legion team so it doesn't count as a New 52.
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I have a hard time dropping titles. I look at my comic boxes and I see runs that I should have dropped a long time ago and yet, there are issue after unsatisfying issue in my possession.....
That kind of thinking is what both DC and Marvel count on, unfortunately. Glad to know you're starting to kick the habit.
Hell, it's what movie studios, television networks, etc. count on, too!

While I've never been one to buy something I do not enjoy, I do dislike dropping books in the middle of a storyline. That and the promise of a new creative team are my kryptonite. I bought Teen Titans for well over a year, despite not really enjoying it, because every time I decided I was going to drop it, I heard a new creative team was coming on and I stayed, hopeful that it would get better.

What gets me are the people who buy a book they know they hate. I don't understand spending my money on something I hate, even if I derive enjoyment over hating it. Case in point, Countdown, which I dropped early on. Others continued and spent over a $100 on something they claimed to hate. Between the various sites which post scans and the websites which slammed it in the reviews, I got all of the enjoyment I needed to out of hating it for free (minus the 7 or so issues I bought at the beginning).
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