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FOC 12.09.13

$1 books: I love the concept behind these but with the constant proliferation of titles it seems that everything now gets a $1 #1. What was once a really cool promo item has now become a large rack of cheapo comics. Still a great sales tools but with each additional title it undermines the value of the others. I wish I had a solution but ordering the books with potential to sell more is about it. A Conan (Buffy, Star Wars) fan will buy Conan ((Buffy, Star Wars) without introduction. Something like X could garner a larger audience. Order accordingly. Bad Blood: A vampire series. Vampire fans might try this. Non-vampire fans and those who are ‘fanged’ out will pass. Ordering moderate to low for a DH #1. Dark Horse Presents: The second part of the Hellboy gets married story but part 1 hasn’t shipped yet so this gets a placeholder until we see if Hellboy fans are willing to pay the money for a short story. Juice Squeezers: Even the resident David Lapham fan is begging off this one. Without a single subscriber caring that it exists, should we? No. Star Wars Lucas Draft #0: Looks more like a sketch book but fans have been rabid for a look inside Lucas’ brain and this seems to be more of the same. I’d keep orders the same as current sales. Terminator: Sales here were disappointing. The nostalgia fans seemed to have collectively decided that they are done with the franchise and sales show it. Might have a bit longer shelf life as not every Terminator fan is a weekly...