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#141 A. Heathen

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:31 PM

Lost more than the DCU 52 version at 7 issues
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Posted 04 March 2016 - 05:34 AM

View PostA. Heathen, on 19 February 2016 - 05:31 PM, said:

Lost more than the DCU 52 version at 7 issues

Why am I not surprised.....
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Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:21 PM

It was a purer relaunch though - no involvement in crossovers or bucket loads of variant covers.
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Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:32 PM

It also didn't have all the marketing and hype that went behind the New 52. The New 52 DC relaunch was the biggest success story in comic books since the early-1990s comic boom. Amazing how much they messed up that opportunity, losing pretty much all their increased attention back to Marvel, which dominated the sales charts again within six months after the DC relaunch.This current DC relaunch went pretty quietly, with DC losing huge amounts of buyers with the Convergence event leading up to this new relaunch.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:47 PM

Updated with recent figures, really needs to find its level soon or we're looking at another cancellation.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:13 PM

It seems like starting off with a never-ending story-arc isn't helping it gain readers. There was a time when comic book companies decided that Trades were where all the money was, and told the writers to make sure to write stories for Trades, not a monthly on-going comic book.
Comic book companies have mostly moved away from this. You're more likely to see small stories, one or two parts, with a longer story-arc where something bigger is meant happen taking place occasionally.
There hasn't been a time for new readers to jump aboard Hellblazer. If you want to read Hellblazer, it's better to just wait for the Trade if you weren't there from issue #1, because at this point, it'd be impossible to get any enjoyment from picking up the newest issue and reading from there. You'd be missing out on every chapter since #1.
If you wanted to go with longer story-arcs, it would be better to wait until there's more of a core audience, after a few smaller arcs, where you aren't trying to pick up new readers with a brand new book.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:10 PM

That and the fact that the comic's selling so little its figures are being added onto a series that was cancelled years back.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:12 PM

Yeah. It's probably going to be hard to pick up new readers after the Milligan years, the New 52 misfire, the Convergence debacle....I doubt many readers want to give this series another chance, when it's been horrid for so long. The fact that this new series isn't exactly breaking new ground or even managing to be entertaining is reason to not blame them.
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