Agreed. There might also be an illusion of it "not counting" hanging around it too. Hopefully editorial sees fit to let the Shade finish it's run, and let the Ray get some legs too.Originally Posted by Ray G.
What was the sales number for the #103 book a year ago?
I think some would just close up shop and be revisted later on if things look better. In between they'll probably be trying out different properties to see what sticks and has longer legs rather than try different creative teams.
Yes, some books are selling more than they used to, which is great, but who's to say how things look 3 months from now?
As a way to revitalize some of their properties, it was a huge success.. changing the industry, not so much.
What is interesting to note is that retailers seem pretty consistent in their orders.. when books drop, it seems they drop in 10k increments or thereabouts. For double shipped titles, most seem to be bleeding 1k an issue*
*Just a guess from some random sampling of books I've been keeping tabs on for years
As for I, Vampire, I didn't like it until the recent issue to be honest.
Either way, retailers can't do this long term I'm guessing.. forcing retailers to choose between carrying everything or choosing between double shipped books -- something has to give. Add in the movie ramp ups, and given our economy, a lot of retailers are going to be hurting this year.
I would say that the creative team changes DO have some effect on the returning readership. I hope DC is looking carefully at these numbers and seeing WHY the numbers are dropping, but not looking so closely at them that they do something callous to alienate new readers less than six months into this resurgence of theirs.
As an aside, I'm really shocked at how consistant Boom!'s Planet of the Apes ongoing has been with it's sales.