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DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

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Windom URL

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Postby Windom URL » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:44 am

Haha. It can join the rest of the pre-Watchmen crap that's wasting space in LCSes across the country, not selling.

Two creators I'd never give a dollar to again anyway, Wein & Rude.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:00 am

Herald wrote:
Again, assigning someone a "handler" just screams "North Korea!"
Good to know how "Big Brother" DC/Warners is nowadays... :smt011


And again, look at all the good it did them. It made them all look like an exhibition of horses' asses, and the line of shit is already dead in the water even before they get to stuff like BW: Dollar Bill and BW: Moloch. :lol:
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:03 am

Black Jumbo wrote:
That was pathetic of Wein. Just fucking pathetic. It's cowardly of DC corporate to have done that, no doubt, but for Wein to have put himself out there to be whored out like that, that guy I have no respect for whatsoever.

And it's all biting them in the ass--sales drop-offs for all the BW crap are staggering, and the reviews are not turning that train around, either. At this point, I'm not sure what any of the people working on those books could do that would entice me to put another dollar in their pockets. I have no problem with boycotting the entire lot of them from here on out. That includes Darwyn Cooke, before anyone says anything. Fuck him too.


They are? Link to these stats?
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:16 am

Zechs wrote:
They are? Link to these stats?


http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:18 am

Fucking pathetic.
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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:35 am

BlueMole wrote:
http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.


And Alan Moore was heard laughing manicacally in his basement gloating at this news shortly afterwards.
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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:36 am

So they are doing a mini-series about a shitty character nobody has ever given a fuck about ever? Real smart move, DC.
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:45 am

BlueMole wrote:
http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.


25 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL
06/2012: Nite Owl #1 of 4 -- 112,255
07/2012: --
08/2012: Nite Owl #2 of 4 -- 66,290 (-41.0%)
09/2012: Nite Owl #3 of 4 -- 53,270 (-19.6%)

—–

23 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE
06/2012: Silk Spectre #1 of 6 -- 114,394
07/2012: Silk Spectre #2 of 6 -- 68,403 (-40.2%)
08/2012: --
09/2012: Silk Spectre #3 of 6 -- 53,464 (-21.8%)

—–

20 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN
06/2012: Comedian #1 of 6 -- 115,713
07/2012: Comedian #2 of 6 -- 70,762 (-38.9%)
08/2012: --
09/2012: Comedian #3 of 6 -- 55,114 (-22.1%)

:shock:
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:22 pm

BlueMole wrote:
http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.


My response would have been "Google it your-own-fucking-self!" so thank you for posting the link. :like
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Herald

Not a Kardashian

Postby Herald » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:28 pm

BlueMole wrote:
http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.

25 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL
06/2012: Nite Owl #1 of 4 -- 112,255
07/2012: --
08/2012: Nite Owl #2 of 4 -- 66,290 (-41.0%)
09/2012: Nite Owl #3 of 4 -- 53,270 (-19.6%)

—–

23 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE
06/2012: Silk Spectre #1 of 6 -- 114,394
07/2012: Silk Spectre #2 of 6 -- 68,403 (-40.2%)
08/2012: --
09/2012: Silk Spectre #3 of 6 -- 53,464 (-21.8%)

—–

20 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN
06/2012: Comedian #1 of 6 -- 115,713
07/2012: Comedian #2 of 6 -- 70,762 (-38.9%)
08/2012: --
09/2012: Comedian #3 of 6 -- 55,114 (-22.1%)


Image


This particularly slimy bit of Dan and the Gang exploitation DESERVES to crash and burn.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:28 pm

Herald and I can high-five in agreement on that one.

And let's not forget, they sold that many of the first issues because shops, many of whom deliberately tried not to over-order, largely over-ordered them and they can still be found in most of those same shops.
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LoganRSA

FROGMAN

Postby LoganRSA » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:48 pm

This is just sad.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:53 pm

One reviewer talking about the Rorschach mini and why it was so underwhelming despite the creative talent said something I thought was pretty insightful: That when you take Rorschach and put him in a typical gritty street-crime environment, you lose everything that made the character so interesting in Watchmen, where he was out of his element.
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holtom2000

dINGO

Postby holtom2000 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:27 pm

BlueMole wrote:
http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.

It's interesting to see just how bad books like hawkman, firestorm and green arrow are doing. And all the wild storm books. Even flash is down from 2 yrs ago. And the watchman bleeding is predictable. That book needs Moore...
Afaict the big reboot is helping johns, Morrison, the bat and gl books, and a couple others.
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TimDrake'sDumbWings

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby TimDrake'sDumbWings » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:07 pm

holtom2000 wrote:It's interesting to see just how bad books like hawkman, firestorm and green arrow are doing. And all the wild storm books. Even flash is down from 2 yrs ago. And the watchman bleeding is predictable. That book needs Moore...
Afaict the big reboot is helping johns, Morrison, the bat and gl books, and a couple others.


I wonder if the handful of books that are still pretty successful (Batman, Justice League, Action Comics) could have been just as successful without the reboot. Because the sales of everything else are looking pretty bad.

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