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DC Shocker: No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 900th Issue

Postby LOLtron » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:52 pm

DC Shocker: No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 900th Issue

The comic publisher has opted not to engage in a marketing gimmick for the first time ever.



Source: CBR

DC has heavily relied on gimmicks to drive sales lately. Whether it's a line-wide reboot, die cut covers, gatefold covers, or a blast of variant covers, it was widely thought that DC would sell its own mother if it helped temporarily boosted sales.  That was until today, when DC announced that it would not be runumbering Detective Comics for its 900th issue.

DC's anniversary issues have been boons for the comic book company, with milestone comics for Action Comics, Batman, and Wonder Woman all selling like hotcakes in recent years.  It's not as if anniversary issues aren't still in demand, either.  Amazing Spider-Man #700 was the top-selling comic of December 2012 and one of the best-selling comics of last year.

DC executives defended their decision in a hallucatory interview with the Outhouse.  "Listen," said Bob Harras, the blue, three-eyed unicorn who acted as DC's editor-in chief.  "We'll do plenty of things to make money.  Blank covers, money laundering for terrorists, selling hard drugs to small children, none of that really bothers us.  But none of us were comfortable getting rid of our new numbering system just two years after it started.  We feel like that'd really rob the customers."

While renumberings are appearantly off the table, no word as to whether holofoil, the gimmick that marked the all time low for comic books as a medium, was still being considered.



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Re: DC Shocker: No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 90

Postby bkthomson » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:49 pm

It would be nice, but not the end of the world. I'd assume some uber-Varient will get the #900 numbering.
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Re: DC Shocker: No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 90

Postby Zero » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:55 pm

bkthomson wrote:It would be nice, but not the end of the world. I'd assume some uber-Varient will get the #900 numbering.


I can understanding not wanting to undermine their relaunch, especially now that the shine is off and people have realised that at least 40 of the 52 are objectively poor comics but this seems like the best way forward. Maybe something like a 1:25 one be nice. I really hope they make whatever the issue is special though.

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Re: DC Shocker: No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 90

Postby Grayson » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:25 pm

Huh, that's disappointing news. If they would have released Detective Comics #900, I might have purchased it.
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Re: DC Shocker: No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 90

Postby GOSD » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:07 pm

Nothing DC does anymore makes sense. :smt011

Consider this "par for the course" from them now.

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Re: DC Shocker: No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 90

Postby MoneyMelon » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:25 pm

I stopped caring about numbering a long time ago but I always kind of hoped I'd see Action and Detective reach #1000 one day.

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No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 900

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:04 am

This April, DC Comics will be adding a little more "What The --?" to its line. But the publisher isn't going for laughs as much as shocks with their new "WTF Certified" cover scheme. Announced earlier this month the April installments of all New 52 titles will feature gatefold covers whose hidden right halves will carry some surprising images.

The full concept of the scheme was revealed today via Diamond Comic Distributor's "Previews" magazine. In the latest issue of the comic shop catalog, DC revealed the full cover for "Detective Comics" #900, a special issue by John Layman and Jason Fabok that features an army of Manbats and the tagline "What Is The 900?"

"The concept of the number 900 is important to the story. It's something that I think will take people a little bit by surprise of what it is, but it is the theme of the issue. It's what Batman has to face. It's definitely part of the story in a big way."


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Re: DC Shocker: No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 90

Postby Zechs » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:44 pm

So they're doing a 900 issue but not. :smt017
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Re: DC Shocker: No Plans to Renumber Detective Comics for 90

Postby Amoebas » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:35 pm

Zechs wrote:So they're doing a 900 issue but not. :smt017

I kinda like it - but they better do anymore 'number themed' plots.

If they ever go back to old numbering I expect it would be for 2018's Action #1000.

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