Pundits everywhere were relieved to learn that Vibe still can't sell comics.
Source: Bleeding Cool
Comic industry experts everywhere were relieved to see that Justice League of America's Vibe failed to make the Top 50bestselling comics this month, proving once again that Vibe has no fan base. "Thank god," said Heidi MacDonald, head honcho of The Beat. "I was really worried that everything I knew about the comic industry was wrong."
Based on this reporter's estimation, the book failed to sell more than 30,000 copies, despite receiving mild acclaim from many comic book sites. "I thought I would hate a Vibe comic a lot more than I did," said one mildly positive review.
Despite being co-written by Geoff Johns, many pundits had openly mocked the comic book when it was first released. When the book was declared to be "not awful", many became worried that it might actually be able to sell. "Yes, the mild praise did worry me," said Rich Johnston, rumormonger in chief of Bleeding Cool. "If Vibe ended up being a mid-range seller, I probably would have just given up and become a fuddrucker or a pippididdle, or some other comically fictional British job."
Luckily for Rich, the book sold in the range of Talon, Suicide Squad and Superboy, all of which are in the lower half of DC's books. In fact, 30 of DC's titles outsold Justice League of America's Vibe. "Up is indeed up," said CBR owner Comic B. Resources. "Had this book sold, I'd expect cats to be living in harmony with dogs and the Koreas suddenly announce that they were merging."
Still, Vibe wasn't awful and you should probably give it a read. It's not terrible...for a Vibe comic book.
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