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DC Shocker: Six Titles Cancelled

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alaska1125

dINGO

Postby alaska1125 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:48 pm

Man, I really, really hate to jump on a "DC is clueless" bandwagon, but they sure don't make that easy. That said, the only shock I have is that Hawkman and Deathstroke rode it out as long as they did.
A side note: I'm officially on record as hating the $3.99 price point, but as I keep shedding DC titles, it's making it more affordable to dip into the Marvel pool of titles. I guess I'd rather pay $3.99 for something good than $1.99-$2.99 for what basically amounts to dreck.
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Johnny Smith

Expert Post Whore

Postby Johnny Smith » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:50 pm

The Bass wrote:Show me one person at DC who is happy to be working there.

The only, ONLY positive, is that Grandpa Joe DeFalco is off Superboy, but I dont have a clue who Justin Jordan is to begin with.


Dan Didio! And Bob Harras!!!

[dang]That's two[/dang]
[dice]Give me my cookie![/dice]
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Johnny Smith

Expert Post Whore

Postby Johnny Smith » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:53 pm

Cutting down on the crossovers would help Superboy :)
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:56 pm

Johnny Smith wrote:Cutting down on the crossovers would help Superboy :)


It would help a lot of titles, at marvel as well as at DC.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:57 pm

Jubilee wrote:More cost cutting. DC is moving in an intelligent direction. 52 books is too many. 5 should be closer to what they're publishing in the DCU.


Oh, don't sit there and pretend that DC won't replace those books with six crappier books.
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:06 pm

Juan Cena wrote:
Oh, don't sit there and pretend that DC won't replace those books with six crappier books.



Well, 5 crappy books and the Snyder Man of Steel book at least. :wink:
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:09 pm

Lord Ice wrote:

Well, 5 crappy books and the Snyder Man of Steel book at least. :wink:


Sadly, I expect Lee will bring him down like he does most of the writers he works with.
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:10 am

if i recall correctly hawkman was actually (somehow) a decent seller wasn't it?

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:12 am

Writing for DC Comics is pretty much a waste of talent when it comes to writers like Justin Jordan and Michael Alan Nelson. Unfortunately, they pretty much have to write for them because it's the best way for them to get their names out there in an industry whose customer base clings heavily to the familiarity of two companies, rather than actually sample the wealth of riches in the market.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:13 am

Well .. as of the October figures:

162 - THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN
10/2011: Savage Hawkman #2 -- 47,763 (-14.6%)
11/2011: Savage Hawkman #3 -- 35,177 (-26.4%)
12/2011: Savage Hawkman #4 -- 28,263 (-19.7%)
01/2012: Savage Hawkman #5 -- 23,967 (-15.2%)
02/2012: Savage Hawkman #6 -- 21,316 (-11.1%)
03/2012: Savage Hawkman #7 -- 19,433 (- 8.8%)
04/2012: Savage Hawkman #8 -- 18,300 (- 5.8%)
05/2012: Savage Hawkman #9 -- 17,626 (- 3.7%)
06/2012: Savage Hawkman #10 -- 16,417 (- 6.9%)
07/2012: Savage Hawkman #11 -- 15,460 (- 5.8%)
08/2012: Savage Hawkman #12 -- 14,745 (- 4.6%)
09/2012: Savage Hawkman #0 -- 18,750 (+27.2%)
10/2012: Savage Hawkman #13 -- 14,763 (-21.3%)
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6 months: -19.3%
1 year : -69.1%
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:14 am

alaska1125 wrote:Man, I really, really hate to jump on a "DC is clueless" bandwagon, but they sure don't make that easy. That said, the only shock I have is that Hawkman and Deathstroke rode it out as long as they did.
A side note: I'm officially on record as hating the $3.99 price point, but as I keep shedding DC titles, it's making it more affordable to dip into the Marvel pool of titles. I guess I'd rather pay $3.99 for something good than $1.99-$2.99 for what basically amounts to dreck.


They make it that easy to jump on the hatewagon.

I'm honestly not surprised. The pool of talent within DC is to blame for this and the only people you can blame are at the top. This is the biggest issue with DC they've burned too many bridges and now it's slowly coming to roost. You can only go to a well that has dried up or old talent and think they'll sell books.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:11 am

It's just getting sad now.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:56 am

Actually, both Gail and Art 'n' Franco's new books sound pretty good...
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Herald

YOU WILL NEED A NURSE

Postby Herald » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:12 am

Ah, the latest ignominious DCnU Implosion.
And it includes that Sword & Sorcery book that barely even got started.

*golf clap*
Carry on, Dan and the Gang.
Carry on.
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misac

Outhouse Editor

Postby misac » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:58 am

GiveWarAChance wrote:I don't know how I feel about Michael Alan Nelson taking over Supergirl. What has he done? I'm sure Mahmud Asrar will be off the book next, with his recently announced Marvel work on Ultimate X-Men.


He's written a bunch for BOOM. Only ever read Fall of Cthulhu, it was pretty fun.

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