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FOC 10.28.13

Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi: Should sell the same as the first DOTJ series. Not too excited about it. Batwoman: This book continues to search for an indentity. Now it’s a Batman YO tie-in, 3.99, and returnable due to the change in everything. JH Williams is off the book so I’m not expecting it to continue much longer without a major momentum shift. Birds of Prey: Batman YO tie-in. I really hope I’m wrong here but it looks like a lot of these are “Can I play too?” type of tie-ins. This is (apparently) a flashback that peers in on YO. Some bump is warranted but don’t go crazy. Fury of Firestorm TP: As a chain we sold zero copies of Vol 2 in the first 4 weeks. This wasn’t canceled because of the rabid fanbase. Zero. Harley Quinn: Spinning out of the DC Roadshows! Jimmy Palmiotti made the trip from his home in Tampa to Orlando. The conversation turned to the under-ordering of the 3D Harley Quinn book. Jimmy told Dan Didio that he had a pitch as this book had to be published. Dan agreed. The book is now on FOC. It was nice being there at the origin moment. Ordering like Batman sells. The Blank will be a favorite for convention fans. Justice League: Looking at JL #21 for sales data. With Trinity behind us and fans losing some interest in Forever Evil, this will fall back to ‘normal’ levels. Red Hood: This looks more like a Batman YO tie-in than a lot of the others. Put someone crying in an alley and the Bat-nostalgia...

FOC 10.21.13

Bloodhound Crowbar Medicine: DOA.  Sold an obligatory minimum for a DH #1 but that’s it. Clown Fatale: Every once in a while you see something that makes you take a second look in disbelief.  A train conductor punching tickets in a ladies room; a box of puppies placed in the church poor box; and Clown Fatale all fall into this category.  There will be some people who need to take a second look so order that inevitable minimum sellable order. Star Wars: We’ve seen a huge drop since Lucas’ Draft hit.  Seems SW fans can’t handle more than one series at a time, which explains the comparatively poor sales on all the mini-series over the past few years. Batgirl: Year Zero tie-in with a beautiful cover.  Should be good for a 15-20% bump. Coffin Hill: We took DC up on the incentive for #1 but the fans sure didn’t play along.  Cutting by 65%.  Ouch. DC Vs MOTU: #2 is a month late and ships this week.  #3 is being solicited this week.  Placeholder until… hey, we already did this once!  Okay, the placeholder remains until we see where #2 goes and if anyone still cares. Forever Evil Arkham War: #1 did quite well.  I expect a 20% drop on #2, which follows sales patterns I’ve seen before. Injustice Gods Among Us Annual: Harley Vs. Lobo.  This should draw back some of the lapsed fans.  But it is an annual.  Ordering like a regular issue plus a few, which is still a drop as #9 dropped 25% from #8 across the board. Suicide Squad: Harley cover.  Worth pulling for...