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FOC 11.25.13

Black Beetle Necrologue: The first series sold better than I expected but didn’t blow the doors off. Ordering up a bit over how #4 sold. Ghost: New series, old character without a fan following. Will see about the same sales as the previous 4-issue series that finished up in March. Star Wars Darth Vader: Should do as well As Darth & the 9th Assassin. Nice cover but it will blend in on the stands, which could cut into sales a bit. Batman 66: Seeing a 15% drop in several stores. Cutting to stay ahead of the drop now that the joke is over. Forever Evil: Seeing abnormal attrition on this which tells me that interest if waning. Cutting. Green Lantern New Guardians: The other big green shoe has dropped and it’s looking like a 20% decrease across the board. Harley: No surprise, it sold very well. Keeping the numbers pretty much the same for #1. Vibe: Final issue. And there was great rejoicing. Katana TP: In all the infinite universes, this is unneeded in all of them. Zero. Teen Titans Go: This looks awful on every level but I was just told “This book isn’t for you” and that’s true. Then again, I’m not sure who it is for BUT DC is offering 100% returnability for an order of 3 or more copies. Order 3 or more copies. Wake Part 1: An intro trade to a mini-series? But it’s only 9.99 so okay, get some. Ben 10: Even with returnabity, I can’t justify ordering that many. Not doing well so far. Black Dynamite #3: The ballsiest solicit of the...

FOC 11.18.13

Brain Boy #0: Collects the Dark Horse Presents issues, which aren’t exactly in high demand. Then again, Brain Boy doesn’t seem in high demand either so sales minus a few. Dark Horse Presents: This is always hit or miss though usually erring on the side of miss as 7.99 anthologies have a very limited audience. Thrown on a Mike Mignola Hellboy cover and all bets are off. Question is, how many Hellboy fans are willing to pay 7.99 for a comic with a small portion being devoted to Hellboy? I’m guessing enough to order like a lower selling Hellboy series has sold. Ordering a bit over how Hellboy Midnight Circus HC (JUN130031) sold. Halo: Now ongoing. Ordering somewhere between how Halo Initiation #1 and #3 sold. You’d think that would point to #2 but I don’t like those numbers as well as the excitement of #1 and the ennui of #3. Batgirl: Beautiful cover. Should be good for a few extra sales. Batman Lil Gotham: worn out its welcome. Cute only goes so far before becoming saccharine sweet. Constantine: Forever Evil tie in. No artist listed so could be returnable. Order up some for the tie-in. Creature Commandoes TP: Allegedly, J.M. DeMatties on the series, talking to editor Len Wien: " ‘That's so silly that it will work. Let's do it.’ And we did it and it was silly and nothing came of it and the book died anyway.” Yeah. We really need a trade paperback of this. How about zero. DC Essentials: These started out with a lot of steam but once there are a dozen dollar books...