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Author Topic: DC Comics Sales by the numbers  (Read 7839 times)
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« on: January 16, 2007, 12:13:54 AM »

http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2007/01/02/dc-comics-month-to-month-sales-november-2006/

I'm not a doomsayer as the writer appears. Most of the OYL books are successful in boosting sales (even if only a few months). What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 02:37:09 AM »

Since 2003, the quality of the material in Action and Superman has improved on a scale unprecedented, and sales on each title have doubled.  To me, that's good news.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007, 04:37:46 AM »

The 1930s-style monthly comic book is doomed.  Long live the graphic novel!

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 03:35:01 AM »

The 1930s-style monthly comic book is doomed.  Long live the graphic novel!



That and webcomics, such as K Metal from Krypton and Superman and the Secret Planet

But most read things like Sluggy Freelance or other online comics.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007, 05:25:30 AM »

The 1930s-style monthly comic book is doomed.

If you're right, it was greed (as opposed to the desire to supply a good product and make a good profit, which is not the same thing) that caused its doom.

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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2007, 04:18:12 PM »

How long can comics be sustained by core readers? The more I examine 2006's sales chart, the more I realize it really needs an influx of new readers. Some books are dropping like lead anchors. I don't know if it's price, gimmicks, creative talent, current market supply, or a combination but the industry needs to change tactics.

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2007, 07:46:30 PM »

I believe that eventually online comics are going to be the way the publishers go.  They will have to feature their products for sale "online" and have readers download the comics.

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2007, 09:05:18 PM »

Paying for on-line comics is like paying for MP3s or movie downloads.

Lame..


I do think that Graphic Novels and TPBs are where the future is at.

That is all I buy these days.
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