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Monday Morning Tweaks 10.29.12

Baltimore Play: I’m not sure I want to take a gainer on this one. A one-shot so there’s no real upside beyond the initial numbers. Pulling for the Baltimore series. Edgar Allen Poe One Shot: It seems like this should have shipped tomorrow at latest. A few copies here for ‘that guy’. Batwoman: Ouch. Sales were sort of down on this but #13 followed the trend I feared and lost 1/3 of its sales out of the gate in several stores. There’s Batman and the female version is Batgirl so Batwoman is sort of left out. I guess people are realizing that being a lesbian isn’t exactly a superpower and this has become just another 3rd tier Bat-book. Birds of Prey: Saw a 25% downturn here. #13 is indeed unlucky for secondary titles. We sold zero copies as a chain off the stands in week 2, which is disturbing. Catwoman; These probably – SHOULDN’T -- be going for $10 day of release as most retailers are now on board with the inflated sales on this. Order what you sold or reasonably could have sold plus some to have on hand for the rest of the storyline. DC 52 New Nerds bags: Limited info but they’re free and support Justice League. That’s an okay tradeoff for promoting a TV show for free. Order a bunch, take what they give you. Justice League: The fans have spoken and more than I expected jumped off Justice League with the departure of Jim Lee. I’m seeing about a 20% decline from #12 to #13. This should even off quickly. Nightwing: This leads into...

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Hello all and thank you to our Beta Testers. After about 6 weeks of playing with the format a bit, tweaking things, and getting used to the weekly schedule of remembering to post the things we do, we're going live! Hopefully you'll find some use in what we do and be able to apply it to what you do. There's a lot of time spent creating some of these materials so it only makes sense to make them available to a larger audience. So it this it? Nope. We still have some plans ahead for this site that will make it even more useful for retailers. Remember, we're all alone out here -- it's you and me against the world, when do we attack?...

FOC 10.29.12

A bit late on the upload this week as that pesky Diamond order got in the way... Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia HC: Long out of print and in demand. We’re stocking this relatively deep (3-20 per store). Number 13 #0: I don’t want to recommend this but it has me intrigued. Getting a few per store. Adventures of Augusta Wind: Abadazad had phenomenal reviews but frankly, it never did gangbusters here. This looks like more of DeMatties’ oddness, which I say lovingly as I’ve always enjoyed the quirkiness of his mind. Getting some and pointing it out to people. Suggest for Stuff of Legends and Lenore. Judge Dredd: Timing could have been better but there will still be demand. We haven’t had a lot of people signing up for pulls on this but I expect it to sell in Gozilla Ongoing numbers for at least the first few issues. Unfortunately, Dredd is a one-trick pony but he’s a fun one-trick pony. Comeback: I hate mini-series. By the time you get the number right the book is done. I always feel like I’m chasing lost money. Anyways, this one does pique my interest. I expect it to appeal to the folks who liked LOOPER, the movie. Has some of those same elements. Unfortunately, there’s no LOOPER comic so you need to hand feed this one. Pull for Red Wing for the time jumping aspect. Getting the obligatory 3-10 per store. Nowhere Men: You can be really aggressive and pull this for Manhattan Project or you can look at it with a shrug and say “I don’t get it”. I’m...