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FOC 01.28.13

FOC 01.28.13 DC Universe Presents: The gallery says bump this a bit but the numbers are pretty low already. I’m thinking a 50% bump for the Arsenal appearance, which still puts this in the lower tiers of DC books for orders. Hellblazer: The conclusion of the 300 issue run. Order up a bit as final issues and anniversary (100, 200, etc.) tend to sell up. Ordering an additional 25%. Justice League Vibe: I’m ordering at 50% of Justice League and pulling aggressively for our subs. Expecting a lot of resistance but Geoff did make people care about Aquaman, one of the lamest characters in comic history. We should have a better idea on this after Justice League of America ships but until then, this gets better treatment – and orders – than it probably deserved. DC offered an ordering incentive: Order 75% of Justice League of America #1 (DEC120183) and get an additional 15% discount. Doesn’t work for me but check your numbers. Nightwing: Not DOTF – won’t feature the trade dress even though it’s an epilogue. Basing numbers on #14, which was pre-DOTF. Red Hood: Not DOTF as above. Very strong cover that will appeal to Batfans even without the DOTYF trade dress. Ordering 150% of #14, which was pre-DOTF. Sword & Sorcery: Hasn’t this been canceled yet? Ordering exactly what I sold in week 1 in hopes of getting ahead of the precipitous drop. Fever Ridge: I’m a sucker for WWII books but this doesn’t speak to me. I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of excitement around this one and will be a tough...

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Free Comic Book Day Titles

Free Comic Book Day Lot of money to spend… or waste here. The only brand with more options than FCBD this year will be Justice League of Flags #1. We’re making a budget and THEN ordering the comics, trimming to hit that budget where needed. Red, Yellow, and Green lights follow. The gold sponsors this year are pretty solid. Not a horrible stinker in the bunch though the prices seem to creep up by a few cents on average a year. Recommend them all but the big one is, obviously, Walking Dead. This is one that’s a great promotional tool. Put a $7.00 off coupon for Vol 1 of the trade in each copy and wait for the residual sales. Green lights all around. Smurfs: Yellow light. It’s Smurfs, which seem to have a limited audience. Spongebob: Green light. Order up. Ugly Doll Comics: Red light. I might be missing something here but is there really a market for this. Seems more like a niche item (yeah, I know, we specialize in niche items) but this is really not a big deal. Endangered Weapons: Yellow: It’s cheap but that’s about all it has going for it. Fubar: Red! In 2012 Alterna, according to my records, published ONE book, the FUBAR Summer Special One Shot that came out 08/27/12, which is about as close to late for a summer special can be. Spend your money elsewhere. No, I don’t care that it’s zombies, there’s no follow-up to make your money on. Molly Danger: Yellow. Haven’t done nearly as well with Princeless as everyone else seems to do so I don’t...