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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:42 am

DC Shocker: Company Might Cancel Low Selling Books

Is that any way to run a business?



Source: Four Weekly Comics In The DC New 52 From October? That’s The Rumour…

Yesterday, internet comic book rumor king, Rich Jonston, reported that there is a rumor that DC, a capitalistic comic book producer, might possibly be thinking about canceling up to 16 “low selling books.” Not only would DC stop producing books that they make little to no money on, but there is also a chance that this will lead to DC returning to….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

weekly comics.

That’s right, if DC cancels 16 comics, those book might be replaced by four weekly anthologies one for each of the comic book universe’s ‘families’ of books: Superman, Batman, Justice League, and Green Lantern. DC has had very good success with weekly books including 52 and Wednesday Comics, both of which were good, and Countdown to Final Crisis, which was a big pile of crap that made this writer physically angry at DC for creating such a waste of time and  talent.

EDIT - Forum poster and all around good guy, chap22, reminded me that there was another weekly comic:

DC also published Busiek & Bagley's Trinity as a weekly, to mixed reception. personally, I liked it, but it wasn't anything special.

The mass cancellation and switch to weekly series is tentatively scheduled to take place after whatever DC’s next event is and might-should-happen in October, at least according to Rich’s sources AKA Rich dressed up as Darth Didio’s secretary his wife doesn’t approve of.

Or not, who really knows at this point?  Instead, here's a video of my son responding correctly to  "Nene nene nene nene." Enjoy:



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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

Postby Chesscub » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:48 am

Anthologies could be pretty cool and rotate in things without worrying if something can carry a series. Just keep some good creative teams on them.
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:52 am

actually, Countdown to Infinite Crisis was just a 100-page 1-shot. Countdown to Final Crisis was the proverbial weekly turd that clogged your comic-reading toilet.

DC also published Busiek & Bagley's Trinity as a weekly, to mixed reception. personally, i liked it, but it wasn't anything special.
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chap22

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Postby chap22 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:53 am

also, 16 books????

but...but...how will they then publish the totally necessary and not-arbitrary-at-all absolutely required number of 52 books?


52!


52!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GHERU

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Postby GHERU » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:55 am

chap22 wrote:actually, Countdown to Infinite Crisis was just a 100-page 1-shot. Countdown to Final Crisis was the proverbial weekly turd that clogged your comic-reading toilet.

DC also published Busiek & Bagley's Trinity as a weekly, to mixed reception. personally, i liked it, but it wasn't anything special.

Good call on countdown
fixing now
thanks
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:59 am

GHERU wrote:Good call on countdown
fixing now
thanks

:smt023
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:01 am

DC has had bad luck with sales for anthologies, I don't know why they'd try and drop weekly ones on the market.
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:15 am

Victorian Squid wrote:DC has had bad luck with sales for anthologies, I don't know why they'd try and drop weekly ones on the market.

especially 4 at once. that's destined for failure.

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:33 am

Please please please stop publishing 52 comics and cut down to the 15 or so that are justified.
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Draco x

biny little tird

Postby Draco x » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:47 am

Jubilee wrote:Please please please stop publishing 52 comics and cut down to the 15 or so that are justified.


You said it better than me here.
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GHERU

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Postby GHERU » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:55 am

draco x wrote:
You said it better than me here.

and way more often
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:08 am

chap22 wrote:also, 16 books????

but...but...how will they then publish the totally necessary and not-arbitrary-at-all absolutely required number of 52 books?


52!


52!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They're replacing 16 monthly books with 4 weekly books. Those books will come out 4 times in a month, 4 x 4 = 16, 52! 52! I imagine shit like that is scrawled all over the walls in Didio's office.
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:34 am

chap22 wrote:especially 4 at once. that's destined for failure.


That is DC's slogan after all.
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misac

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Postby misac » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:45 am

chap22 wrote:actually, Countdown to Infinite Crisis was just a 100-page 1-shot. Countdown to Final Crisis was the proverbial weekly turd that clogged your comic-reading toilet.

DC also published Busiek & Bagley's Trinity as a weekly, to mixed reception. personally, i liked it, but it wasn't anything special.


Trinity started really good and it dropped some by the end. It was never bad though.

What are the 16 lowest selling titles?
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:23 pm

Four anthology titles seems like a bad idea.

It DC does pull a hairbrained stunt like this, it should make Superman and Batman weekly or bi-weekly, like Marvel did with ASM. Maybe the same for JL, but I'd wait on GL to see how bad sales go down once Johns leaves.

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