Crawler wrote:I tend to agree...with both of you.
Are the numbers on the #1's inflated? Probably. Even if they sell out, will there be a drop? Almost definitely. However, starting from 300k on the #1 is much better than starting at, say, 50k. Even if Justice League drops 66%, an unheard of drop, and exceptionally unlikely due to the sellout, it will be above 100k on the #2. Even THAT number is extremely rare in comics these days.
That said, I really don't think the numbers on the #1's are inflated by "prospecting." The collector speculation scene is gone and I don't think there are enough people speculating on the future value of these comics to make a dent in the numbers. They're probably inflated by "guesstimations" and they'll probably lose some new readers right off the bat. A lot of people are not consistent or habitual enough to visit the comic store every week...and if you're only reading one comic out of the lot or if your comics all happen to come out the same week each month, you might only visit once a month. Once a month things tend to fall through the cracks.
As I said (in this thread or elsewhere, I don't remember now), the numbers on the #3's and #4's will be the most telling and accurate numbers. I personally fully expect them to still be higher than normal for non-stunt, non-#1 comics. Until then, just roll with it, enjoy it. Don't worry if it will last forever. It won't. Nothing does. But it will last long enough to enjoy it...and once it's out there, they can't take it back.
Ult_Sm86 wrote:I'm very confused about some of the timelining with this whole reboot.
-Barry gets back as Flash, having "resolved" the Flashpoint issues and talks to Batman about having met his father (who was Batman in the Flashpoint debacle), and Bruce even receives a letter from his (Currently in the DCnU) dead father.
-But Batman starts with Bruce sort of breaking in as Batman, doing early work and finding things out for the first time. The Gotham PD seems to still be adapting/learning to work with him.
-In Detective Comics, Bruce/Gordon have an established relationship. The ususal stuff, Bruce disappears over the ledge (as Batman) and Gordon's still talking to himself. When he realizes it the usual (and always funny) "*Tsk* one day I should do that to him and see how he likes it" type shtick.
-Batgirl starts at, what I'm assuming, that point or thereabouts, with Barry returning to current time. But she is going to be featuring Nightwing who is
-also currently in Florida (or so the first issue summary said in the promos).
-Meanwhile Tim is looking back fondly at once being Robin but appears now to live in a Luthor's apartment complex and is now seeking out other "Metahumans" (as they are now being so fashionably called) to form the Teen Titans. IN this group is NOT Cyborg (who is what, big people now?) it is some new unknown Wonder Girl, Kid-Flash (though no information as to whether it's Bart or Wally, if it is Wally that'd be strange but not unlikely), and now Superboy. Teen Titans is getting the "Young Justice" treatment where Superboy is going to be part of some program and used as a weapon against them (at first)
-But in Superboy, it seems to be years after this, and he seems to be somewhat aware of his origins.
-Supergirl seems to take place in "current day", with her landing in Nova Scocia or something like that and then fighting her Cousin out of confusion.
-But in Action Comics it appears Clark has just moved to the big city and isn't even aware of the fact that he can fly yet. He's flying around in jeans, a tee shirt, and a bath cloth for a cape. Then he and Lex had their first encounter.
-And in Superman he's back-to-basics with Jimmy, like they've been doing this "partners in journalism" shtick for years now.
The formerly peace loving Amazons were shown to be succubi-like killers seducing sailors to get pregnant. No boy babies welcome. You know, like in some of the myths. But you know, not in like the comic book. Mostly.
Look I understand that the writer wants to tell a horror tale. I know the writer wants to get Wonder Woman closer to mythology.
But here’s the truth. The Amazons in the Wonder Woman comic were designed as a tribe of powerful woman. They and their most famous member are symbols for female empowerment. As my friend Kelly Thompson said just last week the Amazons of Wonder Woman and feminism are closely tied together with one almost being code for the other.
And that’s why it is so damn depressing to see the Amazons turned into war mongers, man haters, killers and/or depending what Earth they are on in the DCU, dead Amazons.
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