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FOC 01.15.18

Diamond announced market shares and DC was the top publisher for December. Nice to see their efforts pay off. However, the more interesting thing is the horrific downturn in sales from this year to the previous. Lot of significant dips, which explains why we see so many established stores falling.  Look at your numbers. Our sales in 2017 were down to 2014 levels BUT, we were quite profitable in 2014. We won’t be profitable in 2018 if we do sales of 2014 and order like it’s 2015. Look carefully. If you carry everything your customers want then you carry everything.   Incognegro Renaissance: Meh. Not a lot of interest. We sold a few copies of the trade from a year(?) ago but didn’t get any real traction.   Batman: I’m pretty sure no one has to advise anyone on how to order Batman… then why is everyone selling out? Seems Tom King can do no wrong and every issue gains more readers. Order up as this will sell for a long time.   Batman & the Signal:#1 did very well and with Batmania in full swing, no reason it shouldn’t continue to do well.   Batman By Neal Admas TP: This is Adams in his prime and some of the best comics DC was doing at the time. Worth having in stock.   Dark Knight Rising Wild Hunt: Metal part 7. Order like it.   Mister Miracle Umpteenth Printings: This is a great book because people are actually reading it and it’s not speculator driven. Keep it in stock.   Mother Panic Batman Special: Hooboo. No matter how we...