Punchy wrote:I never said it wouldn't help, I just think that $3.99 for a #1 issue doesn't hurt, both SWORD #1 and Doctor Voodoo #1 were over-sized after all.
The reasons for those 2 books cancellation are more than price, it's the fact that they star D-List characters and are by new writers.
Joe The Barbarian is by Grant Morrison, Unwritten is by Mike Carey, established names with a following.
Mike Carey isn't nearly the name that a guy like Bendis or Morrison or Johns is. He's a guy with a small following and the $1 first issue was a major selling point.
Also, The Unwritten had a 40 page first issue for $1. If Marvel had done oversized first issues for $1 for SWORD and Doctor Voodoo, they would have sold more issues and maybe more people would have stayed with the book.