House of J wrote:Oh yeah, how did the PKD book sell this week in your shop?
If this doesn't run to completion I will be inconsolable.
It sold about as well as I imagined. We went through about half the stock, which was somewhat meager... we probably got about half our order of Walking Dead. The fans are genuinely excited about it. I don't know that Boom has ever canceled a project, but then again this is the longest running book they have ever attempted to publish.
The owner of the shops said it was boring, but I asked him why he was even attempting to read a book with so many words and he said he wasn't sure, he guessed he just liked Blade Runner enough to give it a shot.
Other than the Disney books, this is the most successful launch I have ever seen for a Boom property, even things like North Wind, the Far Scape books and their other various hits through out the last few years have been on a much slower burn then this. Waid has a good handle on what the company was doing before he got there and seems to have lead the company in a manner to keep that edge and expand in baby steps, the rise of boom! has not been meteoric in any sense, but it has been measured and conservative while producing some genuinely interesting reads. Their books often suffer in the art and they seem to have found themselves a house style that is very similar to the art on display here. I have enjoyed much of their out put.