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FOC 12.30.13

Elfquest Final Quest:  Sales for the one-shot that preceded this were ‘eh’ at best and all over the board at worst. Ordering a bit up over how the one-shot sold as this will have some longer demand. Jericho Season 4: Only 10 months late. Subs only. Samurai Jack: Sales on this one seem to be climbing, or at least leveling out on the high side for a kids comic. I’d split orders for the regular and sub covers more evenly, because that sub cover is really sweet. TMNT UTMNT Utron Empire: This seems to be more villains than Turtles, so I’d go with your last numbers from the villains microseries plus a couple to start. Deadly Class: Fans tend to gravitate toward kids killing each other so yeah, this will find an audience.  Looks to be Morning Glories with a healthy dose of Battle Royale thrown in.  The incentive is reasonable so we’ll order 110% of Black Science #1 and put the onus on Image.  Cover B is anyone’s guess. Umbral: Ouch.  #1 did okay but no one seemed to care about coming back for #2. Hacktivist: Written by Allysa Millano… wait for cheers – that was quick -- … that some fans may seek out.  Not sure the cover will attract stand sales and the premise seems ‘eh’ at best.  Ordering like some of Boom’s other recent non-licensed books have sold. Midas Flesh #2.  Ouch.  #1 isn’t finding an audience in any of our stores. Lil Sonja: I need to see how some of these other DE Lil books are doing before ordering more.  I’m really hating on...

FOC 12.23.13

Skyman: Another Dark Horse superhero book. I’d love for these to succeed, but they’re selling like the red-headed stepchild of Dynamite’s pulp books. Double your current Captain Midnight numbers. Judge Dredd Mega City Two: Use your current JD numbers plus a couple for this #1. Without a gimmick like Mars Attacks or the like, there’s not really reason to expect more than that. My Little Pony Friends Forever: I don’t think this is a property where two ongoing books is going to mean a loss of sales. Set for current sales of FIM plus a few for #1. Gate Way (FORMERLY PURGATORY): A name change for a book that I can’t remember in the solicits to begin with. If you’re optimistic, order Criminal Macabre numbers and hope for the best. Super Dinosaur adhesive Bandage Tin: uh, it’s a $10 box of Band-Aids featuring a tertiary character at best. Pass. Walking Dead Adhesive Bandage Tin: It’s a box of WALKING DEAD Band-Aids for only $10. Okay, serious bias here but WD fans tend to buy a lot of odd cra… stuff. All New Invaders: I was a big Invaders fan back when Frank Springer was drawing people with rubber legs and impossible poses. Still like the concept from WWII. I’m not sure this will be received so well in 2014. Cap and Winter Soldier are the draws here so I’m basing my numbers there, not on the improbable Avengers bar that Marvel set. Marvel loses at least $1000 a month from me by setting the bars so stupidly high. All New X-Men 22: Cross-pull for Guardians of the Galaxy. Cable...